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2020: Biden v. Trump – CLICK [:22] to see the entirety of a Biden car parade. Best comment: “I can’t believe you posted this on purpose.”

CLICK [:31] to see a small portion of a Trump car parade.

BOOTS: [1:07] – In 2018, First Lady Melania Trump wore Timberland boots to visit troops in Iraq. The Fashion Police mocked her “out of touch” footwear.

In 2020, VP wannabe Kamala Harris wore Timberland boots while surveying the devastation left behind by the California wildfires. The Fashion Police praised her for choosing “functional shoes for a busy and important day.”

CANCEL CULTURE: Fail – Last spring, UCLA Professor Gordon Klein was put on mandatory leave for the “tone of an email” he sent to a student, refusing to bend the rules for Black students following the death of George Floyd.

Dean Antonio Bernardo characterized Klein as having “a disregard for our core principles” and called Klein’s email an “abuse of power.” A petition signed by more than 20,000 people demanded he be fired and he had to have a police detail posted outside his home, due to threats.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) went to bat for him and won. “We’re happy to confirm that Gordon Klein is teaching once again, and hope that in the future UCLA will consider its constitutional obligations before throwing educators out of the classroom.” – Katlyn Patton for FIRE

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending and sustaining the individual rights of students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, freedom of association, due process, legal equality, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience — the essential qualities of liberty.

CATHOLIC: My divided church [2:43] – Joe Biden is a baptized Catholic who makes a point of talking about how important his faith is to him.

A Catholic advocacy group has released a 93-page report detailing how his voting record over decades in politics shows support for policy positions contrary to the Catholic faith.

Sadly, some far left members of the Catholic clergy are telling the faithful that it’s okay to vote for Biden.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Vox’s “Switched on Pop” podcast explains, in detail, how Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is an appalling symbol of elitist, classist exclusionism.

Classical music lovers … google #WalkAway. You’ll be glad you did.

CROW TRIBE: The Crow Tribe has gone and endorsed Donald Trump for president, a slap in the face to full-blooded Native American Elizabeth Warren, who is a staunch Biden supporter and was certainly hoping her native brothers and sisters would join her and support him as well. You hate to see it. How could they do her like that? Their own flesh and blood?” – Doc Holliday at Not The Bee

FREE SPEECH: College students are learning they can bad mouth President Trump all they want, but BLM is off limits.

FIRE has seen a four-fold increase in requests for help from students who are being being disciplined for exercising free speech on college campuses.

The Young America’s Foundation’s (YAF) Campus Bias Tip Line has received double the number of complaints compared to previous summers.

And university staffers are not immune. A member of the Residential Life team at Berry College in George has been put on administrative leave for posting on his social media that he doesn’t think racism is systemic in the United States.

GINSBURG: RIP – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (87), the second-ever woman appointed to the high court, died Friday night at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.

May God have mercy on her soul and bless President Trump and the Senate with the wisdom to replace her with His choice.

HISTORY: American – President Trump said he will sign an executive order to establish a 1776 Commission to renew pro-American public education. His move is in response to the 1619 Project pushed by the New York Times which “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of [the United States’] national narrative.”

Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda — an ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together,” Trump said. “The only path to national unity is through our shared identity as Americans. That is why it is so urgent that we finally restore patriotic education to our schools.”

HISTORY: Holocaust [1:22] – According to a new poll, 60% of millennials and Gen Z in New York do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust and nearly 20% believe Jews caused the Holocaust.

The results come amid a rise in anti-Semitic incidents around the U.S. in recent years. The Anti-Defamation League said in May that it had recorded an all-time high of anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 since it tracking of such events began in 1979.

MEDIA MISTRUST: And they wonder why so many people agree with Trump that they’re FAKE NEWS.

MINNESOTA: Minneapolis – In June, Democrat city councilors unanimously voted to defund and disband the Minneapolis Police Department.

Now they’re bitching that their constituents feel “terrorized” by the steep increase in street racing, carjacking, robberies, assaults, shootings, and murders and that calls to police “go unanswered.”

Meanwhile, twice the usual number of cops have left the Minneapolis force, maybe because they don’t appreciate being unappreciated. The remaining MPD officers say they’re overworked and understaffed.

PENNSYLVANIA: Lancaster – Rioters used yet another justified police shooting as an excuse to assault police officers with glass bottles, rocks, bricks, gallon jugs filled with liquid and plastic road barricades.

A dozen of them were arrested; several had their bail set at $1 million each.

PENNSYLVANIA: Pittsburgh – Three of the Pittsburgh Black Lives Matter protesters who harassed diners at an outdoor restaurant are facing charges of disorderly conduct, conspiracy, criminal mischief, theft, and simple trespass.

Cops identified them in viral videos. One of those arrested is the “non-binary” individual who stole a patron’s beer and smugly drank it down.

MARYLAND: Baltimore – Two of the suspects in a gang slaying of a 16-year-old girl have been released, because Democrats decided that pandering to their party’s pro-illegal immigration policy was more important than upholding federal immigration laws or pursuing justice for the victim.

NEW YORK: Buffalo – The public school system in Buffalo, N.Y. has integrated Black Lives Matter propaganda into its curriculum for elementary school children.

The curriculum has students learning that “All Lives Matter” is a stupid slogan and that the BLM movement is “necessary, but the nuclear family is an outdated concept.

WALK AWAY: This technically isn’t a #WalkAway story, but it’s close enough to count for today’s excerpt – “In 2016, I never considered voting for Donald Trump. The Johnny-come-lately Republican and his nasty schoolyard jibes seemed to me the worst degradation of American politics. But in 2020, I may be forced to vote for the man. …

I fear that former vice president Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency with the words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues. I fear that a Congress with Democrats controlling both houses — almost certainly ensured by a Biden victory in November — would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation’s small ‘d’ democracy.

That could include the abolition of the filibuster, creating an executive-legislative monolith of unlimited political power; an increase in the number of Supreme Court seats to ensure a liberal supermajority; passage of devastating economic measures such as the Green New Deal; nationalized health care; the dismantling of U.S. borders and the introduction of socialist-inspired measures that will wreck an economy still recovering from the pandemic shutdown.” – Danielle Pletka

CLICK [:49] to see an absolutely incredibly putt at the U.S. Open.

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