Outcries in some circles for widespread changes in police departments across the country, and media highlighting police misdeeds (appropriately so) but downplaying of riot violence and literal armed rebellion-with a number of ‘journalists’ refusing even to call it violence, are having an effect. Continue reading “Change In Police? We Are Seeing It”
This one goes to the head of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR Secretary Preston Cole is telling employees to wear face masks, even when they are at home and even if they are alone. Really!
In a department email, Cole reminded employees that WI Gov. Evers has mandated masks indoors, unless you are at home. But Cole went even further, saying “Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff” so that DNR staff can set an example for others.
You can’t make this stuff up.
There are bad police officers. Not all police are bad. When we start to say they are, bad things happen.
Violent Crime in Our Cities
Chicago: 139% increase in murders July and 75% increase in shootings
New York: More shootings YTD than all of 2019
Denver: Murder rate up more than 40%
Portland: July’s killings highest in 30 years
St. Louis: starts the new month with 2 homicides on the first day, as murder rate continues to rise
Recently, 60 members of the House of Representatives promoted a framework for budget reforms.
The group led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership calling for future budget reforms to help address the rising national debt once the public health crisis has passed and the economy starts to recover.
The letter, signed by 30 Democrats and 30 Republicans, recommended several steps to be taken to address the critical debt issue.
The greatest threat to the prosperity of the next generation will be the national debt. It’s a small sign of hope that a bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking ahead to plan on what needs to be done.
Last week, the government issued an 11-count indictment for two people accused of industrial espionage and trying to steal data on corona virus research for China. LI Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33, are accused of targeting high-tech, medical, pharma, engineering, business and other sectors in the US, Australia, and several other countries, with the backing of the Chinese government. Continue reading “Chinese Nationals Arrested For Industrial Espionage”
Rich California Governor Late On Taxes
California Gov. Gavin Newsom owns two homes in CA, assessed at over $6 million. According to public records, earlier this year he received a ‘cash out refinance’ from Union Bank on one of the homes where he pocketed $2.695 million.
During the pandemic, Newsom has repeatedly urged CA citizens to do whatever is necessary to ‘meet this moment’ and sacrifice so help get through the crisis.
Newsom apparently did not include himself in that suggestion. He has not yet paid his property taxes this year for one mansion and paid them late on the other mansion. While the low income residents of the state struggle to make ends meet, Newsom can’t seem to get around to paying his taxes.
Rutgers Chair of English Dept. Says Good Grammar Is Racist
Rutgers University’s Chair of the English Dept. said that using proper grammar promoted racism. Yes, indeed.
Speaking in the terms of academia, she said that her Department would change their approach to one that “challenges the familiar dogma that writing instruction should limit emphasis on grammar…so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard ‘academic’ English backgrounds at a disadvantage.” In other words, if you don’t use proper grammar then they won’t teach it to you or care.
So, either Rutgers thinks minorities are not smart enough to learn proper grammar, or all that money Mom and Dad encouraged me to use on education was for nothing.
See, Mom and Dad. I told you my grades didn’t matter.
The city of Portland is now in its third month of nightly violent ‘protests’—more than 65 straight nights. Protests that started as a call for social justice and justice under the law in the wake of George Floyd’s death, now are simply mindless violence against anything and anyone that happens to be close. Continue reading “Portland-Where Innocent People Fear To Tread”
The protests over social justice have, for some time now, turned to riots that have little or nothing to do with equality. We see that more and more. Rioters have attacked federal buildings, random businesses, police stations and police officers and looted in the very underprivileged neighborhoods that they were supposedly trying to support. This weekend, they found a new target: Bibles.
A video posted to Twitter on Saturday shows rioters in Portland holding Black Lives Matter signs tossing Bibles into a fire. Bystanders stood and watched as the flames burned the stack of the books.
There was a time that ‘radicals’ protested against book burning. Of course, when they are the ones choosing to burn the books, it’s different apparently. And one can’t help but notice which book they deemed most offensive and chose to burn.
Owners of a Bed and Breakfast took down a flag honoring their heritage, in order to save their business.
A couple in St. Johns, MI had a Norwegian flag flying in honor of their Norwegian heritage. However, some ‘hate police’ got the Norwegian flag confused with the Confederate flag and posted negative reviews so the couple was afraid of it hurting their income.