Israel and Bahrain Establish Diplomatic Ties

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Peace moves forward. The media and the Left (but I repeat myself) will ignore this. Bahrain, Israel formalize diplomatic ties

Israel and Bahrain have signed an agreement to establish formal diplomatic ties following U.S.-brokered negotiations, paving the way toward the signing of a peace treaty.

The establishment diplomatic core hasn’t been able to do much in the Middle East for more than 50 years. I wonder what changed all of a sudden?


Media Bias? What Media Bias?

They wouldn’t leave out important facts would they? That is called lying by omission. At Least Two of Gretchen Whitmer’s Kidnapping Conspirators Appear to Be Anti-Trump Anarchists.

But now, as they say, the plot thickens. At least two of the six people indicted on Thursday were not right-wing militia members, Trump supporters, or Proud Boys, as Whitmer irresponsibly represented. According to information coming out on Thursday evening, one of the ring-leaders of the plot is a leftist insurrectionist anarchist who hates President Trump. Another, Pete Musico, shares the same philosophy.

Hat tip to Irons in the Fire: The supposed ‘right-wing militia’ that talked about kidnapping a governor

Anyone else see some possible problems with the Preferred Narrative™?

We Are Supposed to Feel Sorry

A criminal killed himself and 2 other people fleeing from police. What Counts as a ‘Tragedy’?

Suspended License. Prohibited Person in possession of a firearm. Parole.

Well, he was on probation, having previously been convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Frazier had a stolen pistol in the car, as well as what police called “a large quantity of prescription medications, MDMA (Ecstasy), cocaine and crack cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana that he intended to distribute.”

In other words, Frazier was a career criminal and drug dealer, and he knew that if cops caught him again, he was going to prison. That’s why he tried to get away and accidentally killed himself in a fiery crash.

He also killed two other people who were in the car with him when he drove under a semi-trailer and his vehicle caught fire. They were a 10-year-old and another man. Three other children in the car were rescued.

So who was to blame, and was this a tragedy? I’ll leave the blame up to you.

It’s been years since I studied dramatic theory, but as I recall, tragedy was the downfall of a heroic figure as a result of fate. From the standpoint of the Greek classics, then, the basic aspects of the Billy Frazier saga don’t fit the definition. In the vernacular sense, of course, tragedy just means “something bad happened,” and certainly the death of a child is bad.

As The Other McCain points out, all of this could have been avoided if he had just obeyed the speed-limit.

This Was Just a Local Story

No National Media attention required. How to Get Shot by Police

Steal a car at gunpoint. Drive at armed officers when they tell you to exit the vehicle. Anything they missed? They both got shot and were both taken to the hospital in critical condition.

As for the lack of media attention, cops shot two white teenagers.

It’s nice to have an opportunity to highlight white teenagers getting shot by the cops. No protest marches. No NBA players kneeling. No mention of these victims of “excessive force” on CNN. Cops can shoot as many white perps as they want, and nobody cares. Just a local crime story.

Racism? There is no racism in the media. Just ask them, and they will tell you that.

Rick Moranis and the ‘Knockout Game’

Which The Left, and The Media (but I repeat myself) say is a myth. ‘Knockout Game’ Attack on Rick Moranis Raises Awareness of Racial Violence

Rick Moranis is 67-years-old, so he is not a young man.

This kind of anti-white violence is sufficiently common (though ignored or dismissed by the media) that when Democrats accuse white people of complicity in “systemic racism,” it arouses a reaction of disbelief. Criminal violence and racial hostility have turned America’s major cities into “no-go zones” for white people.

There is a list 5 such incidents 10 weeks, and yet the media isn’t having a fit about systemic racism, because it is NOT white people attacking black people. Click thru for that and more statistics on interracial violence.

Do you see that what the national media have been telling America about racial violence is the exact opposite of truth? This mirror-image distortion is not accidental; it has a political motive.

Leftist Media Hack versus Black Professor

The Leftist and the media outlet she used to work for. It couldn’t happen to a better media outlet, BTW. LOL: Trashy Ex-Gawker Link-Bait Peddler Libels Black Professor, Gets Sued

By way of the “Reporting” done on the Kavanaugh hearings….

By the way, incidentally, all of this happened a year after Brett Kavanaugh had graduated from Georgetown Prep. Whether or not Kavanaugh ever partied at the Kennedy home in McLean, Virginia, no one has ever accused Kavanaugh of using cocaine, nor is there any evidence that Kavanaugh was acquainted with Douglas Kennedy or Derrick Evans, who were two years younger than him. So this bit in Feinberg’s story about David Kennedy’s overdose in Palm Beach doesn’t have any direct bearing on Kavanaugh. It was just a gaudy detail thrown into the story and yet it has resulted in her and Huffington Post being sued for defamation.

Sloppy doesn’t begin to cover it, but then journalism wasn’t the aim. Attacking Kavanaugh was.

That 2nd image is over the top, because she isn’t unemployed… Ashley Fienberg works for Slate.

The Truth of Breonna Taylor

Because the media is not interested in Truth. The Truth About Breonna Taylor, Part 1: Separating BLM’s Myth From Reality

Take a close look at those photos. They were taken Jan. 2, 2020, in the 2400 block of Elliott Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. These police surveillance photos show a 2016 white Chevrolet Impala, with the Kentucky tag 140 ZAT. Getting out of the car is convicted narcotics trafficker Jamarcus Glover. He is exiting the Impala in front of the so-called “trap house” where he and his associates were dealing drugs.

The owner of that car was Breonna Taylor.

Oh, and then there is …

LMPD didn’t find that money at Breonna Taylor’s apartment, but did I mention that, not long after she was seen in the 2013 Impala dropping off Glover at the “trap house,” Breonna got a new car? It was a black Dodge Charger, and it was also seen by LMPD surveillance.

So you can see how the cops might get the idea that she was involved the drug trade.

Click thru for the rest.

Breonna Taylor: The Truth is Not What You’ve Been Told

Because the media is not interested in FACTS. Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes

Did you know that Breonna Taylor’s father was a drug dealer? He’s serving life in prison because he murdered a guy over drugs. Did you know that Breonna Taylor twice posted bond for her drug dealer boyfriend Jamarcus Glover? Did you know that police surveillance shows Breonna dropping off Jamarcus at the “trap house” where he dealt drugs? Somebody ought to ask the Mostly Peaceful™ Protesters exactly how much they know about the case, because the more you actually know about Breonna, the less she looks like a candidate for sainthood, which is what the Black Lives Matter movement wants you to think of her.

Click thru. And there will probably be more in the morning.

Anti-Catholic Bigotry in the Media

Color me shocked. Media Outlets Forced to Backtrack After Trying ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Smear on Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Reuters and Newsweek both went straight for the anti-Catholic bigotry.

Two national media news outlets issued significant retractions Tuesday after being called out for publishing erroneous hit pieces about potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

As Democrats are already doing and will continue to do if she’s nominated, Newsweek made a beeline for Barrett’s Catholic faith in their article, alleging in the original headline and subsequent piece that Barrett’s “People of Praise group inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’” A tweet showing that headline is still up:

At least in the case of Reuters, the original article was archived to The Wayback Machine.

Of course the same Left/Media is perfectly happy to portray Joe Biden as a “Devout Catholic.”

Let us also pause to point out how the media’s/left’s scrutiny of a person’s faith largely depends on what political party they belong to.

I wonder if they know that anti-Catholic bigotry was a staple of the Ku Klux Klan. Do you think they would change their arguments if they did? Hat tip to Wombat-socho.

Trends in Gun Ownership

Women and minorities are recognizing that the .gov is not offering protection, and they are taking rational actions as a result. DC area joins nationwide trend of first-time gun ownership

This is mostly an article about the increased demand for basic training in safe firearm handling and the increased demand for concealed carry classes, but there was an interesting bit a national news.

The NSSF, a trade association that represents gun makers, said that 40% of those who purchased a gun were first-time owners based on estimates from gun shop owners they spoke with in June.

In an August follow-up to the June survey, retailers told the foundation that 40% of those new gun owners were women. NSSF also said that 58% of firearm purchases were among African American men and women — the largest increase of any demographic group.

Nearly 5 million Americans were estimated to have purchased their first gun in 2020, according to the foundation.

I can’t find the reference right now, but I seem to remember reading that in a typical year, there are 1 million new gun owners. Could it be that the images from Seattle and Portland, of cops being ordered to do nothing in the face of violence is having an impact? If so, it isn’t the impact the Democrats were hoping for.

This will of course receive no coverage by the national media, because it doesn’t support the narrative of gun-owners being old, white men.

Those Peaceful Democratic Arsonists

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSThe Democrats are all peaceful. Or mostly peaceful. Or something. Suspicious Fire Destroys Trump Supporter’s Garage, Truck; Pro-Biden, BLM Graffiti Left At Scene

Burn Loot Murder once again living up to its name.

The family’s garage, trucks and trailer were burned just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Graffiti on the garage read, “Biden 2020,” “BLM” — shorthand for Black Lives Matter — and the anarchy symbol of an “A” with a circle around it. Two 3 x 5 Trump flags were on the trailer and truck.

You are NOT allowed to have a dissenting opinion. You WILL believe exactly what we tell you believe.

That is pretty much the Democratic party in 2020.

So does this constitute a hate crime?

The Anniversary of the Blog

Have things changed much in 16 years? TFS Magnum – Archives: Straight Shooting about Gun Laws

The end of the so-called Assault Weapons Ban has seen more spin coming out of the left, than you can shake a stick at.

In addition to the end of the “assault weapons ban,” which of course banned no weapons, 16 years ago Rather-gate was pretty much in full swing. The Media had lined up to attack Bush (it was just before an election, after all) and were throwing everything they could into it. Including falsified documents.

Murder at “historic levels” in St. Louis

The Gateway Arch in St LouisAre we surprised? Amid ‘indescribable times,’ St. Louis homicide rate reaches historic levels

When considering crime, you need to consider the rate per 100,000 population.

The highest number of killings in a single year in St. Louis was 267 in 1993, when the city had some 387,000 residents. That means the homicide rate — homicides per 100,000 people — was 69 that year. But the population of St. Louis has continued to dwindle over the decades, settling now at just over 300,000. The result this year is a homicide rate that’s projected to be 79, a startling number that appears to exceed the rate for any other large U.S. city.

According to the Wiki, the last Republican Mayor of St. Louis left office in 1949. Somehow, I’m sure that this is all Trump’s fault, at least according to the media.

Not that the national media will highlight this, because this is not of national interest. Only a local story. Nothing to see here. All is well.

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This Will Be a Local Story

No national media attention will be forthcoming. Woman pleads guilty to killing infant son, dumping body in trash can. She apparently thought killing babies wasn’t against the law.

Vernita Jones killed her 6-month-old son, Anthony Frost.

Jones, according to investigators, admitted to suffocating Frost and throwing him away.

She was sentenced to 30 years in prison. How many years that actually comes to before she’s paroled is anyone’s guess.

Lawlessness in Louisville

CuffsThe Breakdown of Civilization™ continues. Black Lives Matter Activist Wearing ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ Shirt Walked into a Louisville Bar and Murdered Three People

He walked into a bar, owned by a retired cop, and murdered 3 people.

Of course this is only a local story. Nothing of interest on the national scene.

The shooter was wearing a “Justice for Breonna Taylor” t-shirt. Naturally, the national media has completely ignored this story — which certainly would not have been the case if a mass shooter had been wearing a “Trump” shirt.

Hat tip to The Other McCain – 3 Killed by Louisville Gunman Wearing ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ T-Shirt

The Media Lies Again

Because if they didn’t Lie, they wouldn’t know what to do…

And if you look closely at the photo, you will see one woman wearing an “I ❤ Trump” hat. That would be pretty out-of-place at a Biden rally.

A Review of the Media’s Attacks on Trump

And the Left’s attacks. But I repeat myself. Desperately Derailing Donald

In case you haven’t been paying attention. If you have been paying attention seeing it all in one place is a bit amazing.

In terms of bombshells, what does the Left do after the 2016 suit to decertify voting machines, the FISA court abuse, the effort to sabotage electors’ votes, the first impeachment drive, the Logan Act gambits, the Emoluments Clause joke, the 25th Amendment ruse, the Russian collusion hoax, the 22-month-asleep-at-the-wheel Mueller and his “all-stars,” Ukraine! Ukraine!, the second impeachment drive, and the 2020 trifecta of Trump as Typhoid Mary, Bull Connor, and Herbert Hoover?

The point is, in Jussie Smollett fashion, the demand for scandals is outrunning the supply and time grows short.

Lauren Jobs, who owns The Atlantic, and The Atlantic’s attack on Trump of “disrespecting the military…

All this was from a left-wing media that not long ago damned a “militaristic” Trump for being infatuated with generals, and putting far too many in his White House, while needlessly spending billions on manpower and equipment to repair a military hollowed out by the Obama Administration.

And as I noted on Twitter, Anonymous sources can say whatever the hell they want. Or what the reporters want.

It goes on.

CNN = Democratic Propaganda

Are we surprised? Tucker Carlson Releases Bombshell Tape Of Cuomo Coaching Cohen On How To Answer Interview Questions

“Chris Cuomo began acting out both sides of the exchange—he acted out the news anchor’s question and then he acted Cohen’s scripted response to that question,” Carlson continued. “The conversation devolved into a kind of one-man play with Chris Cuomo as the performer and Michael Cohen as the audience.”

It’s about 8 minutes to watch the video excerpt from Tucker C. I think it is worth the time.

Hat tip to The Wintery Knight: Leaked tape shows how CNN coaches guests to benefit the Democrat party

One of the main things I’m trying to do with this blog is counter the lies that the mainstream media spreads.

This isn’t the first time I’ve like a post by Wintery Knight. I will probably put his site into the Politics and Guns portion of the sidebar soon. He is still regulated to the Testing portion which isn’t published on this site. The Sidebar is getting a bit long these days, but since F*c*book and the rest of the Social Media tyrants have decided to censor conservative thought, I figured it would be good to do things the old-school way. Though I suppose that WordPress isn’t a whole lot better on that score.

Unprovoked Attack on a White Guy for Being a White Guy

And you thought the “Knockout Game” where they sucker-punched people was bad.

The Hashtag is interesting/disturbing.

The reaction of the people taking the video is beyond disturbing.

As per usual, the US media is not covering this story. They only media outlet I could find with a story about it was in Australia.

Kyle Rittenhouse: Video Shows Self-defense

If you shoot a guy, who is chasing you, and has a gun, I might be inclined to believe self-defense.

Not that you will see this particular video on CNN/MSNBC/EIEIO because it doesn’t advance the narrative.