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Aug 05 2021

Media Backs Lawless Tyranny of Eviction Moratorium

The Democrat plan has long been to impose Marxism by increments. Now that we are approaching the end game, the increments are larger. An example is Biden’s admittedly illegal eviction moratorium — that is, his decree that landlords must house tenants at their own expense.

Biden acknowledges that he does not have the legal authority to inflict this, but boasts that it will take time for courts to stop him. If he makes good on his threat to pack the Supreme Court with Merrick Garland types, he won’t have to worry about that in the future.

The Wall Street Journal accurately describes this as “premeditated lawlessness.”

The original eviction ban, imposed under the previous administration, was an outrage. At least there was the admittedly lame excuse that the government was still in panic mode over Covid. The Supreme Court made clear that the moratorium was allowed to stay in place only because it would soon expire. Now, Covid mortality is under control, and employers are begging workers to come off the government dole and get back to their jobs. Covid is clearly only a pretext.

More from the WSJ:

In justifying the ban, the government cited the Public Health Service Act of 1944. To halt disease, that law says the CDC may require “inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination,” and so forth, with a final catchall phrase for “other measures.”

“Other measures” apparently means that any decree, no matter how outlandishly tyrannical, can be imposed through the CDC if they pretend it is for our health.

There’s no limiting principle.

That’s the point. We are approaching absolute tyranny, as inevitably follows whenever Marxists come to power.

It is bad enough that many landlords will continue to be ruined, as they are forced to provide free housing for parasites, despite relying on rent for income and to pay mortgages on the commandeered property. Added to this, those who disobey will be fined and thrown in prison:

This is an attack on property rights, the sanctity of contracts, the Constitution, and rule of law.

No one familiar with the fate of landlords when communists took control of China will be surprised that landlords are early targets of Marxists here too.

If pushback is not sufficiently forceful, the regime will encroach further on what remains of our freedom.

Meanwhile, the liberal media establishment that helped Biden and his handlers to power eggs them on in their lawlessness:

If the Biden Regime ends as messily as the comparably arrogant Louis XVI’s reign, out front of New York Times and CNN headquarters are likely locations for guillotines.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Aug 05 2021

Ron DeSantis Rips Into Democrat Hypocrisy

Neo-Marxist Democrats hold virtually all levers of power, but they do have vulnerabilities. One is their flagrant hypocrisy. The esteemed countermoonbat Ron DeSantis skewers them with it as he addresses Joe Biden’s Covid tyranny:

“So his vision is, just like in New York City, restaurants should ban young kids from being able to go in because they’re not eligible for vaccination, and law-abiding citizens have to produce proof of their medical records just to go to the gym, or attend an event, or just to participate in everyday society.

“He wants that, but yet if you want to vote, he thinks it’s too much of a burden to show a picture ID when you’re voting. So no voter ID, but have to show your medical papers just to be able to live an everyday life? Give me a break.”

It is a classic example of hypocrisy: Authoritarians incrementally impose vaccine passports even as they screech that voter ID is “racist” because it interferes with the election fraud that helped them take power.

Another classic example: Democrats inflict repressive restrictions in the name of Covid while leaving the border wide open to a massive invasion of illegal aliens, thousands of whom are infected with Covid.

DeSantis continues:

“So, why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure? And until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about Covid from you.”

No wonder liberals hate DeSantis so much that 60 Minutes cashed in the last dregs of its credibility in an attempt to take him down.

Watch the whole clip, via Right Scoop:

As Jason Riley notes, even the New York Times has acknowledged that Biden’s open border policy is spreading Covid:

In late April the New York Times reported that the government “has insufficient time and space to test migrants,” and therefore “testing is being postponed until their release to local community groups, cities and counties, usually after the new arrivals have spent days confined in tight spaces with scores of strangers, often sleeping shoulder to shoulder on mats on the floor.”

The report went on to note the obvious, which is that such a policy is at cross-purposes with fighting the pandemic.

Since then, the border floodgates have opened still further:

For the current fiscal year through June, [US Customs and Border Protection] recorded more than 1.1 million apprehensions. The last time it reached even a million was 2006.

Instead of defending the country from invasion, Biden’s handlers are using the repurposed military to seed the illegal aliens throughout the country. Worse than hypocritical in light of the regime’s Covid authoritarianism, this is treasonous.

On tips from Feet2Fire and Varla.

Aug 05 2021

Cori Bush Threatens Mark McCloskey

It was scary enough having local governments and a national media establishment that sided with mobs of thugs as they rioted hundreds of times throughout the country, looting at will, destroying whatever they pleased, setting fire to police stations and courthouses. Imagine how frightening it would be to live in a country where these very thugs directly run the government.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey don’t have to imagine. After Black Lives Matter rioters broke through a gate to enter their private community, the McCloskeys prevented their home from being torched by standing on their own property with the firearms that it is their constitutional right to bear. For this, they were prosecuted by St Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a leftist installed in power by George Soros.

Marxists have not finished consolidating power; Missouri still has an American governor. Mike Parson pardoned the McCloskeys, as any sane governor would have done.

Among the mob that menaced the McCloskeys was BLM activist Cori Bush. Appallingly, she is now a sitting member of the House of Representatives (D-MO). Enraged that her victims appear to have escaped further persecution, she issues public threats:

Our Democrat rulers include some of the same lowlifes who caused over $2 billion in damage rioting in the name of a career criminal last year. This explains Democrat spending policy, which bears a striking resemblance to a Black Lives Matter mob stripping the shelves bare at Target.

The USA will become a Third World dictatorship in the foreseeable future if we do not reverse course dramatically. Mark McCloskey’s election to the Senate would be a step in the right direction.

On a tip from DM.

Aug 05 2021

Navy Likely to Reinstate Photos for Race-Based Promotion

Racial discrimination used to be bad, because it worked in favored of whites. Now it is good, because it works against whites. An example from our fundamentally transformed hyperwoke military:

According to the chief of naval personnel, removing photos from promotion boards has hurt the Navy’s diversity goal.

“I think we should consider reinstating photos in selection boards,” Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr. said Tuesday at a panel discussion on diversity at the annual Sea Air Space conference at a convention center outside of Washington, D.C.

Nowell said that when the photos were removed, diversity declined.

This is because without the photos, promotion was more likely to be based on merit instead of identity group, in violation of the ideology of the ruling party, which dictates that we must be judged by the color of our skin rather than the content of our character or our job performance.

Then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper barred the use of photos in promotion boards in July 2020 as part of a series of steps aimed at eliminating “discrimination, prejudice and bias in all ranks” to promote equal opportunity, morale and the readiness of the force.

Looks like the brass doesn’t want to ban discrimination, prejudice, and bias after all. At least, the current brass doesn’t.

The Marines are also looking into bringing back the photos, so as to facilitate race-based promotion.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who implemented a military-wide stand-down to purge the armed forces of “white supremacism” immediately after taking office, confirms that the Department of Defense “will lead with our values, building diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of our work and in everything we do.” Inflicting systemic racism and sexism on white men is Priority #1.

To get an idea of what promotion by identity group will do to military competence, have a look at the Biden Administration, where key figures like Kamala Harris were selected explicitly on the basis of identity group.

An inept military will not get the better of the ChiComs, no matter how many brownie points the liberal establishment gives it for diversity.

On a tip from Brian Brandt.

Aug 05 2021

Open Thread

So easily do weak men put in high positions turn villains. - Dmitry Pisarev

Aug 04 2021

Imagine… Communism

We don’t need to imagine Marxists coming to power. With radicalized Democrats consolidating control of the government, we can watch it live on the news. But as a heads-up regarding what we are heading into, the Babylon Bee has reworked the most irritating song ever recorded:

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Aug 04 2021

Andrew Cuomo Croons

Don’t feel too bad for New York’s fascistic Governor Andrew Cuomo if his political rivals succeed in prying him away from power. It will free him up to pursue a singing career.

His former aide Charlotte Bennett is among the many women who accuse him of sexual misconduct and want him impeached. She regards him as “a danger.” But Cuomo regards himself as a danger only to her heart. Listen as the Love Guv woos her by singing, “Do You Love Me?”

On a tip from Wiggins.

Aug 04 2021

Gargantuan “Infrastructure” Bill Includes Mileage Tax

There are so many nasty surprises in the colossal spending bills Democrats plan to ram through, it would be hard to shake your fist at them all. First comes the so-called “infrastructure” bill that some RINOs are colluding on.

A draft of the $1 trillion bill is 2,702 pages long. It mandates that vast amounts of money we do not have will be spent on removing invasive plant species, studying the phenomenon of deer getting hit by cars, Transportation Resilience and Adaptation Centers of Excellence, upgrades for Amtrak in Canada, combatting human trafficking even while leaving the border wide open, ensuring equity of outcome in the trucking industry, studying the safety of the limousines our rulers ride around in, imposing “driving prevention technology” (i.e., equipping our cars with breathalyzers), studies on driving while high on the marijuana Democrats have been legalizing throughout the country in violation of federal law, ensuring recreational boating safety, green energy handouts, imposing “digital equity,” massive subsidies for inefficient electric cars and even electric ferries, $billions to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (presumably to generate global warming propaganda), green energy boondoggles for laundering payoffs to campaign donors à la Obama, $billions to the Department of Energy for more posturing intended to convince us that the government controls the weather, $21.5 billion for clean energy demonstrations, a $1 billion payoff to the Appalachian Regional Commission to bribe Joe Manchin into going along, a $75 million payoff to the Denali Commission to bribe RINO Lisa Murkowski, $250 million to reduce truck emissions at ports, $500 million for the Healthy Streets Program that deploys “cool and porous pavements” to mitigate urban heat islands among other dubious activities, and $350 million for the Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program (i.e., bridges for wild animals).

In addition, mountains of money will be “invested” to grow the federal bureaucracy in general, including $14.2 billion for the FCC; $3.4 billion for the Federal Buildings Fund; $330 million for the DHS, which is no longer serious about defending the homeland, as the situation at the border makes obvious; $455 million for the Fish and Wildlife Service; $510 million for the US Geological Survey; $2 billion for the pernicious and tyrannical EPA; $3.5 billion for the Indian Health Service; et cetera, ad nauseam.

Not all of this looting spree will be paid for through inflation. There is also a revenue-raising aspect. The bill imposes a national mileage fee.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure accord would institute a multiyear “national motor vehicle per-mile user fee pilot” program that, without future intervention from the White House, could potentially violate one of President Joe Biden’s previously stated red lines.

Biden has emphatically promised that he would not raise taxes on people earning less than $400,000 per year. This was a brazen lie, if only because most of the ongoing Democrat looting spree will be financed by inflating the currency. Inflation is a tax on everyone who holds so much as a penny of American money.

The program itself directs [Transportation Secretary Pete] Buttigieg and [Treasury Secretary Janet] Yellen to “establish, on an annual basis, per-mile user fees for passenger motor vehicles, light trucks, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks, which amount may vary between vehicle types and weight classes to reflect estimated impacts on infrastructure, safety, congestion, the environment, or other related social impacts.”

This offers the advantage that it can be used to punish those of us who drive efficient vehicles powered by gasoline rather than inefficient but politically preferred electric moonbatmobiles.

The bill being “bipartisan” means a handful of left-leaning “Republicans” like Murkowski and Mitt Romney will support it, thereby enabling Democrats to use reconciliation to ram through another bill several times the size, which will inflict many aspects of the Green New Deal and establish new entitlements to speed us along on the road to national bankruptcy. The inevitable hyperinflation and economic collapse will be followed by the straightforward Soviet-style communism that is the increasingly obvious ultimate objective of all Democrat policy.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and R F.

Aug 04 2021

McCloskeys Pardoned for Defending Home From BLM Mob

Even with Biden’s handlers consolidating power, there is sometimes good news. Missouri Governor Mike Parson pardoned Mark and Patricia McCloskey after the two were brought up on criminal charges for standing in their own yard with firearms to prevent a Black Lives Matter mob that had forcibly invaded their gated community from burning down their house.

Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750, while Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000.

The guilty plea does not imply guilt. Mark McCloskey has confirmed that like any sensible person, he would do the same thing again to protect his home from sociopaths.

More good news:

Mark McCloskey launched a bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri last month.

If anyone understands what Democrats are and what it will take to defend the country from them, it is Mark McCloskey. In an America where Democrats prevail, the McCloskeys would be imprisoned for preventing vermin from destroying their home — not that they would have the means to defend it.

On tips from Varla, Dragon’s Lair, Chris Neilson, and Chuck A.

Aug 04 2021

CDC Document Discusses Covid Camps

If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the authority to declare that rent no longer needs to be paid and landlords must house their tenants for free, surely there is no limit to its power. It might even round us up and detain us in camps.

See for yourself; this in open sight on the CDC website (emphasis added):

This document presents considerations from the perspective of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for implementing the shielding approach in humanitarian settings as outlined in guidance documents focused on camps, displaced populations and low-resource settings. …

The shielding approach aims to reduce the number of severe COVID-19 cases by limiting contact between individuals at higher risk of developing severe disease (“high-risk”) and the general population (“low-risk”). High-risk individuals would be temporarily relocated to safe or “green zones” established at the household, neighborhood, camp/sector or community level depending on the context and setting.

Those deemed to be high-risk are to have “minimal contact with family members.” So as to make sure no Covid gets in or out of the camp, “strict adherence to protocol” must be imposed.

How many trust CDC head ditz Rochelle Walensky to determine who may be free and who must be incarcerated for the good of public health?

At the state level, New York passed a bill allowing the government to apprehend and indefinitely detain those considered a threat to the public based on health status. How many trust Andrew Cuomo?

The differences between the cultural Marxism (a.k.a. critical theory) of the Democrats/media and the economic Marxism of Stalin and Mao are superficial. Both lead inevitably to gulags. In the USSR, the government had to defend society from kulaks and counterrevolutionaries. The USSA has racists and Covid.

Meanwhile, the border remains wide open. Anyone who wants in from the Third World needs only to step across it. The Biden Regime uses the military to distribute them and the many dangerous diseases they carry (including Covid) throughout the country, giving the lie to any pretended concern for our health.

On tips from R F and Varla.

Aug 04 2021

Curtains for Cuomo?

The jig could be up for the vainglorious tyrant who set himself up as the fascist dictator of the Empire State. Andrew Cuomo may skate for killing thousands by forcing nursing homes to take in Covid patients and then covering it up, but having enemies even further to the left could result in his #MeToo defenestration:

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced on Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) sexually harassed current and former state employees, violating both federal and state law, as determined by the months-long investigation.

James is a radical leftist. Cuomo may be standing in the way of her ambitions.

The investigation determined that Cuomo and his senior team, on at least one occasion, actively worked to retaliate against a former employee after she stepped forward.

Like Joe Biden exposing himself to female Secret Service agents, Cuomo has allegedly repeatedly molested a State Trooper assigned to protect him. Speaking of Handsy Joe, Biden declared that Cuomo should resign if the investigation were to turn out like it just did. Three House Democrats from New York (Tom Suozzi, Hakeem Jeffries, Gregory Meeks) agree that he should resign.

Rep Elise Stefanik (R-NY) tops that by calling for Cuomo to be arrested. However, he faces no criminal charges from James’ office, even if he did indulge in unlawful sexual harassment and retaliation against multiple victims.

Cuomo shares his guilt with the media establishment:

Several media outlets knew that Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was trying to destroy one of the women who accused him of sexual harassment.

These outlets include the Associated Press, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Hill, CBS, NY1 News, and the New York Daily News.

Someone else in the media went further to protect him — namely, his brother Fredo:

The AG report also included an email in which Chris Cuomo appeared to draft a statement for his brother responding to the allegations. …

The governor gave a speech the same day that the email was sent that was almost identical to the draft his brother wrote for him.

Fredo’s involvement would represent a major conflict of interest for the CNN propagandist — except that no one expects unbiased reporting from CNN.

Characteristically arrogant, the erstwhile Luv Gov denies everything and refuses to step down.

It would be wonderful to see this ham-fisted authoritarian pried loose from power. Seeing who replaces him in a state that has gone off the rails into moonbattery may be less wonderful.

Biden was for him before he was against him.

On tips from Varla and Chuck A.

Aug 04 2021

Open Thread

To be clear... no one is above the law. - Andrew Cuomo
Aug 03 2021

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Tamyra Mensah-Stock

Some athletes on Team USA make you glad when they lose. Others make you even gladder when they win — like wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock of Katy, Texas, who won the women’s light heavyweight gold medal in Tokyo today:

Here’s how someone with class goes about winning:

“It’s by the grace of God I’m able to even move my feet. Like, I just leave it in His hands and I pray that all the practice, that the hell that my freaking coaches put me through pays off…

“I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there. I love it. And I’m so happy I get to represent U-S-A!”

What a welcome relief from the narcissistic moonbattery that is so often shoved in our faces.

On tips from Varla and Dragon’s Lair.

Aug 03 2021

Australian Covid Police Apparently Induce Heart Attack

Why do Biden’s handlers continue to amp up the Covid tyranny even after mortality has flattened? Because they have not yet reached the objective. To get an idea of what that objective is, look to Australia, which has come closer to achieving it.

The video below reflects the degree of tyranny Australian authorities have been able to extract from Covid hysteria. An elderly man was attempting to get some exercise in Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens yesterday morning. Four police officers descended upon him for not wearing a Covid obedience mask. He has a medical exemption due to a heart condition. They dragged him off in handcuffs anyway, apparently causing him to suffer a seizure.

Rebel News reports:

Police allegedly joked when he had a seizure that they did not believe he had heart problems that warranted the mask exemption. The man’s heart medication was revealed to be in a plastic bag in his backpack.

As we have seen with sadistic mask mandates for children, Covid tyranny entails casting health concerns aside.

If he had died, he might have been the George Floyd of Covid resistance — except that George Floyd was a career criminal who was resisting legitimate arrest when he died almost certainly primarily due to a fentanyl overdose. The guy in Brisbane peacefully complied with police commands, and his arrest was anything but legitimate. Also, George Floyd’s death caused thousands of his fellow lowlifes to riot, with the enthusiastic approval of the liberal establishment. If the poor guy in Brisbane had died, it is unclear how many would make an issue of it. The mainstream media would spike the story.

Not long ago, the Anglosphere was willing to risk nuclear war rather than submit to living like this.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tips: Summit News, Vlad Tepes.

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