Dr. fired from hospital after ‘White Coat Summit’ supporting COVID drug

 

How did the drug hydroxychloroquine get to be such a political football?

Doctor Simone Gold Fired from Hospital After Attending ‘White Coat Summit’ — Hires Atty Lin Wood. So reads the headline.

On Thursday night Dr. Gold told Tucker Carlson that she was fired from her position after 20 years as an emergency room physician because she appeared at the White Coat Summit this week.

From the website: “If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease.”

Dr. Simone Gold, a board certified emergency physician, spoke this week at the White Coat Summit. After over 18 million views of their conference on Monday Google, YouTube and Facebook removed their videos.

I suppose that next anyone who doesn’t support Fauci’s new idea of wearing full face shields and goggles will summarily be dismissed from the internet as well. Just how far will they take this? We will soon know after the November election.

 

 

Yet no mention of the one mask that will protect the user and those around the person wearing it. Only for healthcare workers.

Coronavirus – Time to stock up on N95 Respirator masks

You can find all of the ‘White Coat Summit” that she mentioned on Tucker at https://www.teapartypatriots.org/americas-frontline-doctors-summit/

 

H/T:  Gateway Pundit

 

Everything fine is the swamp indeed.

Thursday’s news nuggets of the absurd

 

It’s only Thursday and the hits just keep on coming. So here are a bunch of news items you may have missed including our VP Biden who is actually having a difficult week figuring out where he is and where he is going… now we know why he goes no further than PA and Delaware! But first is one by grandma – the “catch of the day” by law enforcement.

Shocking twist. The guy who threw an IED at the Portland courthouse was identified in a review by his grandma who bought his gear. This might be the most embarrassing defeat of antifa yet. Grandmas lil revolutionary. Retweet for luls. Archive archive.is/7DpjC

 

 

More Thursday funnies with our man in the know.

 

 

 

More hoots…

 

Joe’s minder helps in find his way out the door……

 

 

Nicely done….

Thats if folks…

 

 

Have a super great day!! It’s only Thursday…

Portland fines feds ‘$500 for every 15 minutes’ for fence around courthouse

 

Adding insult to the bizarro land of Portland add this little number. Having watched the spectacle called a “hearing” of AG Barr, this is the icing on the cake.

Portland is fining the federal government over the courthouse siege — for blocking a bike lane.

The city transport office is fining Uncle Sam “$500 for every 15 minutes” the path has been blocked since a fence was set up Feb. 22 outside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland.

“As of yesterday, the federal government owes us $192,000 and counting,” Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, who oversees the Portland Bureau of Transportation, said Tuesday.  H/T: Washington Times

According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, the fence was placed in a bike lane without permits.

City attorneys fought back after the fence was erected last week, sending a cease-and-desist letter to the federal agency that oversees the federal courthouse, threatening fines and requesting the structure be “removed promptly.”

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said on Tuesday that as the government has not responded to the city’s requests, she is levying the maximum fine under the transportation bureau’s rules.

“We intend to collect,” said Eudaly in a statement, who noted as of Monday, the federal government owed $192,000 in fines for the fence—“and counting.”

H/T:Forbes
The perfect bike path…. sure miss it.

 

Just reclaiming my time.

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

Tlaib and Omar face the voters next week in a primary showdown

 

A sleeper story that looms like a beacon of hope that two of the Marxist congressional “squad” members could be dispensed with next week in a primary show down. Less likely would be a loss of Omar but Tlaib is another story. Here tis:

In seven days, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will defend the congressional seat she won in 2018. Her opponent is Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president whom Tlaib defeated by just 900 votes out of 90,000 cast in that year’s primary. One week later, Tlaib’s fellow “squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar, will try to stave off challenger Antone Melton-Meaux.

Tlaib faces a tough fight. As Dave Weigel of the Washington Post points out, Tlaib’s narrow 2018 victory came in a primary that featured a splintered field. Nearly two-thirds of voters supported one of Tlaib’s rivals. All of the candidates who ran behind Tlaib and Jones in 2018 have endorsed Jones this time around. One of them is Ian Conyers, a former state senator and grandnephew of former congressman John Conyers.

Is Tlaib more popular now than she was in 2016? Probably not.

Meanwhile, Ilhan Omar’s opponent faces no shortage of money. As Scott has noted, Antone Melton-Meaux, is flush. He has raised $3.7 million. This enabled him to run a steady stream of direct mail and TV ads against Omar. According to Weigel, these ads portray Omar as “aggressive” and corrupt, emphasizing some of her fundraising scandals. One such scandal involves a misuse of funds for travel, which Omar paid a 2019 fine to settle. The other focuses on her funneling campaign money to her (latest) husband’s political consulting firm. More at Power Line

Omar’s voters will get exactly what they deserve if they put this crook back in congress. On second thought why has she not been held accountable for her illegal acts? If this had been a GOPer the Dems would have had their teeth set in like a good pit bull and not let up until she paid the price.

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

The Police: Warriors or Peacekeepers?

Good Copping

by Mustang

As a general notion, I think it is healthy when our society examines “the way things are,” and imagines how “things might improve.” Were this not true, then we would probably not have the Food and Drug Administration and still suffer from the poor state of food processing industries in the early 1900s.

On the other hand, not everything about our society is broken or needs fixing. As a case in point, writing for the Wall Street Journal, Karl Marlantes suggests that our problem with police is that they tend to view themselves as warriors, rather than peacekeepers, and see criminals as “the enemy,” rather than as mis-directed citizens. For the present time, I’ll ignore the illogical conclusion that a person who is trying to kill you, or do you harm, isn’t an enemy.

Marlantes argues that police officers who see themselves as warriors incorporate three behaviors that are inappropriate in community policing: (a) choosing a side, (b) dehumanizing the enemy, and (c) reacting rather than thinking when threatened.

Well, what to say?

Norman Rockwell: The Runaway

Police officers do choose sides. They do that when they take their oath of office. They swear to uphold the Constitution and laws of the state and municipality whom they serve. As for dehumanizing citizens and “reacting when threatened,” we should make a few assumptions. We should:

Assume that police departments select the best candidates for police positions, rather than striving to meet affirmative action mandates that gives precedence for employment to people grouped according to skin color, ethnic or religious preferences, or gender. It would be interesting (and helpful) to know, of the officers indicted or fired for egregious behaviors, the percentage having no business wearing a badge to begin with.

It is not likely we will ever know this because municipalities always hide information that places them in a poor light, or which may subject them to high dollar lawsuits.

Presume that police academies and agencies, which undergo recurring formal evaluations for agency certification, adequately train their officers to deal with a myriad of confrontations (understanding that there is no one solution to every conceivable problem), and how to relate to a wide range of individuals, from the drug-induced moron wielding a knife to the obnoxious judge who was pulled over for driving erratically.

Assume that police agencies promote experienced officers to supervise and guide younger, less experienced officers in the performance of their duties.

Assume that since police officers are human beings, they will occasionally make errors in judgment, no matter how well academies and departments train them, and that police errors will continue receiving scrutiny in the press, in the courts, and by citizen review boards.

Mr. Marlantes argues that the “warrior mentality” is emphasized when police departments incorporate combat-style clothing and equipment. He cites “military style vehicles” and weapons used in Ferguson, Missouri. He attributes this to a Pentagon program.

I’m not arguing with his point (with caveat), but this wasn’t a Pentagon program; it was an Obama initiative. On the other hand, the caveat, we do no favors for our communities when criminals show up better armed and better protected than our frontline police officers. In mentioning Ferguson, Mr. Marlantes failed to note that in Michael Brown’s death, the police officer (dressed in normal clothing and armed with a standard sidearm) was fighting for his life with a 300-pound man.

If we are going to have this conversation, it needs to be an honest discussion.

Mr. Marlantes is a former (highly decorated) combat arms officer. I cannot speak to his experiences in the Vietnam War, but I can say that while an infantryman will occasionally “get spooked,” the American infantry emphasizes fire discipline. Combat isn’t for Neanderthals. Success in combat requires men and leaders who can think through the problem, remain calm, and impose their will on a determined enemy.

When Mr. Marlantes suggests that our warriors are trigger-happy, unthinking reactionaries, he unacceptably diminishes our military men and women, their NCOs, and their combat leaders —and he also paints with too broad a brush our thousands of fine police officers, all of whom place their lives on the line every single day, and thousands of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Are our police officers at war with the people they serve? The answer must depend on where they serve. I cannot imagine any Chicago cop who reports for work at the start of watch who realistically thinks that he’ll be able to retire someday. Who in their right mind would want to be a cop in Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Miami, St. Louis, Houston, or any of a dozen or so other American cities?

This is an important conversation to have—and have had in the past. That such a topic has garnered our attention in the past is why we no longer have Texas Rangers extra-judicially hanging horse thieves.

But if we intend to have this conversation, let’s be honest with one another in the discussion. I wasn’t present, but it is possible that the young fellow who died while in police custody in Minneapolis shouldn’t have been placed in dire straits for such an extended period. The truth of what happened will be revealed to us from court proceedings. But in all honesty, the young man was no community hero. For starters, let’s stop creating unwarranted perceptions.

Yes, we do need good policing; we also need good citizenship. If a police officer tells you that he’s placing you into custody, the best possible advice is to submit to his authority. You’ll have your day in court. That’s the time and place to argue, not before. Meanwhile, let’s stop bashing police who probably don’t deserve it.

 

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Sunday Respite – Butterflies in the Snow

 

Summer days and time to chill out for a bit. I can’t think of anything better than a few minutes with Raimonds Pauls.

Raimonds Pauls is one of the most acclaimed of Latvian composers, best known in the former Soviet Union, in Europe and Japan for his popular hits “Million roses” and “Maestro” as well as for his film scores and choral music. This video just came out a couple of days ago and glad I caught it.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

I suggest watching it in full screen.

Music by Raimonds Pauls – Butterflies in the Snow

 

 

Wishing you a wonderful day with much peace.

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri

 

Let’s see what mischief our fellow earthlings have gotten themselves into this week. It’s Saturday and time for a break and maybe a smile or two.

Animals and driving problems and general mayhem. Karl and Karen are back at it with their usual missteps.

For politics page down and/or check top posts at the right side of the page.

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I can’t resist this one first…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it folks. Have a wonderful day with much peace.

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Black and Minority Voter Approval for President Trump At Record Highs

 

Rasmussen Reports released their latest polling of likely black voters of President Trump’s job approval is now over 40%:

Black approval and other non-white approval of the job POTUS is doing are today at 43% and 55%, respectively.  The Democrats, well, they are at 30% approval. Nobody apparently likes urban riots:

After I put this together I realized this was from June.. I can’t believe the numbers have changed much. Here tis:

No, Donald Trump is not going to win anything close to a majority of the black vote in 2020, but he doesn’t have to. If he just wins 20% of the black vote he is guaranteed to win the White House, and if he wins 25% of the black vote (which is within his reach) he wins in both an electoral and a popular vote landslide.

In fact, a recent Rasmussen poll of likely black voters shows that support for Trump by Black Americans has surged after the recent rioting by the left to 40%! While it is unlikely that Trump will win 40% of the black vote, it shows that his support from the black community continues to build even after the tragic murder of George Floyd. H/T: Gateway Pundit

Progressives must be shocked apparently that their democrat devotees are not as impressed as they are regarding the violence and mayhem that is going on in their cities.

Let the awakening continue. Nope, Blacks not buying the kool-aid as seen. Just the Progressives.

 

 

All is swell in the swamp – other than this.

Governor Newsom bans home Bible studies

 

At the same time Trump is being called a tyrant for attempting to quell the violence that is tearing our cities apart, the march toward totalitarianism goes forward by the Democrats without abatement. With few responding to the charges.

But fear can do many things. This COVID thing was the thing that has shown us just how far a “State” can go without its subjects rising up. Here is a post from fellow blogger Steve that shows us just how far they have gone.

First a refresher:

New King James Version
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

 

Jesus at the home of Martha and Mary

 

America’s Watchtower:

We have seen different States issue varying degrees of totalitarian measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I would argue that most, if not all, of the measures are unconstitutional but even if we grant extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures some of these Governor are still pushing the envelope. A couple of quick examples come to mind such as Governor Cuomo deploying enforcement teams to check the papers of out-of-state travelers to New York, the couple under house arrest in Kentucky, but in California Governor Newsom might have taken the cake.

In addition to banning worship services this man has taken it to the next level by banning in home Bible studies. The State is now being sued over this outrageous order, here is more:

A California church is suing Gov. Gavin Newsom for banning all indoor worship services, including Bible studies, and singing, saying the restrictions violate their religious freedom.

Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry filed the lawsuit in an attempt to block enforcement of Newsom’s orders which target churches.

The church has many “Life Groups” which are home Bible studies and fellowship groups where people come together to share and learn about the Word of God. These are now forbidden under Gov. Newsom’s recent orders.

“Governor Gavin Newsom cannot disregard the First Amendment and ban all in-person worship in private homes and churches,” said Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver. “Nor can the state micromanage the form of worship by banning singing or chanting. The governor is not the High Priest over all religions.”

“There is not two First Amendments – one for protests and one for houses of worship. Gov. Newsom encourages thousands of protesters to gather in the streets but bans in-person worship and home Bible studies and fellowship. This discriminatory treatment is unconstitutional,” Staver added.

As Steve concludes:

In a communist State the authority has to be the highest power if the people are to be controlled, any belief in God is forbidden because God would be a higher power than the State and man would be answerable to God first. So God must be eliminated from the minds and hearts of the people, and what better way to do that than stop the people from even talking about the Word of God? Governor Newsom is trying his hardest to accomplish that goal.

 

 

Everything just swell in the swamp today.

Classical music’s long overdue reckoning with racism

 

Ever wonder what other social/cultural  aspect of our life was left that was not filled with “Racism?” Well  Moonbattery found it. Classical music. Yes, not enough Blacks. But of course. So I am done with baseball, football because I am sick of it. Now classical music?

On the same day that the New York Times called for using Affirmative Action as a wrecking ball against classical music, its woke twin the Washington Post published a piece entitled “That Sound You’re Hearing Is Classical Music’s Long Overdue Reckoning With Racism.

”Data collected from 500 American orchestras for a 2016 study by the League of American Orchestras paints a starkly white picture when it comes to diversity in classical organizations. Its key finding: the “proportion of nonwhite musicians represented in the orchestra workforce — and of African American and Hispanic/Latino musicians in particular — remains extremely low.”

The systemic racism that runs like rot through the structures of the classical music world exists somewhere between broad statistical data and intimate personal disclosure. And right now, in what seems like a promising turn, a range of responses to it — individual, artistic and institutional — feels, at long last, audible.

On the individual level, many in the classical community are turning to anonymously operated social media accounts as a way to air personal experiences with racism in the classical world, from the conservatory classroom to the orchestra pit.

The piece denounces American orchestras as “starkly white.” This condemnation is followed by a revealing paragraph:

The proportion of Hispanic and Latino musicians grew from just 1.8 percent in 2002 to 2.5 percent in 2014; while over the same 12-year period, the proportion of black musicians languished at around 1.8 percent. … And between 2010 and 2016, black conductors and music directors have accounted for just 2 to 6 percent of the field.

Recall that the media is enraged that orchestras recruit musicians based on blind auditions, so that no one knows what race they are. Not so with conductors and music directors, who according to the Compost’s numbers are up to 3.33 times more likely to be black. Yet again, we see that racial discrimination works in favor of blacks, not against them.

Classical Music Can Fight Racism

Brandon Keith Brown, Conductor/Educator/Speaker/Activist Black Lives Matter Protest, Berlin, 5/31/20

 

 

That my friends is all I need to know today about the swamp. Everything swell.

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