In The News This Week

It was discovered that the founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, owns millions of dollars in properties in California and Georgia. I'm shocked. A dyed-in-the-wool Marxist could found an organization that takes in millions in donations from woke celebrities and corporations and use it to benefit herself? Cullors says that the right-wing media is picking on her. Yeah, got it. Sort of like they pick on those organizations that solicit donations for wounded veterans and children with disabilities, only to discover that the funds are used to finance lavish lifestyles instead of clients. But she's the victim.

Biden wants Iran to get back on track with their nuclear program. In exchange for cutting back on the development of enriched uranium and advanced centrifuges, the USA will cut back on economic sanctions. The Iranians already rejected one offer and will likely reject others. An atomic bomb in the hands of a theocracy that hates our closest ally in the Middle East? Trump got out of that deal created by Obama to protect Israel. A decade ago, I lived in Beirut, Lebanon, for one year. Anyone from there can tell you without doubt that Hezbollah, the terrorist group that Iran sponsors, rules the roost. Nothing moves in that country without Hezbollah's approval, which means the Ayatollah's approval. Iran wants complete control of the Levant. Keep bombing their nuclear sites, Israel.

Maxine Waters flew her big mouth to Minnesota to encourage those burning and looting to step it up. This from an elected official in the United States Congress? She encouraged the crowd to become more confrontational with police over the accidental shooting of Daunte Wright by Officer Kimberly Potter, a 26 year veteran. I'm thinking that if Potter was truly a racist, it would have manifested itself in some fashion in the last quarter century. But, Waters, never one to miss an opportunity to stir the pot, is calling the accidental shooting intentional. Waters has represented south central LA for more than twenty years and it is still rife with poverty, gangs and drugs. Hard to figure why she doesn't live in the district she represents.

The Squad continues to impress with its collective intellect. Rashida Tlaib wants police abolished while calling Daunte Wright's death "government funded murder." She also wants to eliminate incarceration as a form of punishment. Gee, what to do with all those confined violent felons and gang members? Ayanna Presley tweeted "From slave patrols to traffic stops. We can't reform this." Thanks for that chestnut, Ayanna. AOC, never one to let logic and reason get in the way of a good tweet, said Wright's death was no accident. "It was the repeated outcome of an indefensible system that grants impunity for state violence..."

The border fiasco continues. But rest easy, Kamala Harris is in charge. Remember, when in doubt, blame Trump.

And, finally, Chris Cuomo from CNN says that nothing in this country will change until white people's kids start getting killed. He must not actually read the news, because if he did he would know that "white people's kids" have been dying from gun violence for decades like everyone else's kids. I suppose Columbine and Sandy Hook don't register for him. For the record, white people in this country are shot in greater numbers by police than any other race, including those who are unarmed. Facts matter. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why CNNs ratings are tanking...


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