CLICK https://www.facebook.com/officialbenshapiro/videos/441738950594244 [4:16] if you haven’t had your fill of Democrat donkey doo. I couldn’t get through it, but I understand that, in it, the Juvenile Drama Queen recounts her allegedly terrifying experience (cue tears) on January 6th when horrible, violent people sent by Ted Cruz made her fear for her life!
Reality check … AOC was in her office during the riot. Her office is in the Cannon Building which folks who know the area say is a six minute walk away from the Capitol Building. See map. The closest she got to the violence was when a cop stopped by her office to do a welfare check.
She was predictably pissed when her latest Big Fat Lie was ridiculed. She tweeted in high dudgeon, “This is the latest manipulative take on the right. They are manipulating the fact that most people don’t know the layout the Capitol complex. We were all on the Capitol complex – the attack wasn’t just on the dome. The bombs Trump supporters planted surrounded our offices too.”
People who have or do work on the Hill responded that the reason folks are sneering is that they DO know the layout of the Capitol complex.
But let’s just parse that last line that I bolded.
First, there were two small pipe bombs found on January 6. One was near the RNC headquarters, while the other was at the DNC headquarters. Again, see the map. That doesn’t qualify as “surrounding” the Cannon Building where “our offices” are.
Second, they were found around noon and rendered safe. I couldn’t find any report about how potentially deadly the devices may have been, but I also found no evidence that anyone was evacuated from the areas where they were found.
Third, the earliest news report I could find of their discovery was after 10 pm on January 6.
Fourth, investigators have now determined that a single man, whose identity is as yet unknown, planted the two bombs the night before the riot. There is a large reward being offered for his identity.
IOW, the two bombs were rendered safe and removed long before AOC had any reason to know they ever existed and there is zero evidence they were planted by a Trump supporter.
Tweeted by Jesse Kelly: “Michael Brown was a gentle giant with his hands up like David Hogg survived a school shooting like Christine Blasey Ford got assaulted by Kavanaugh like AOC almost died at the Capitol. Sensing a pattern? They lie. Stop believing anything these people say.”
ABORTION: [3:04] – Video from the first Red Rose Rescue since FAUXTUS took office. One Catholic priest, Father Fidelis Moscinski, CFR, was arrested along with Lauren Handy and Jonathan Darnell for entering the facility, offering roses to the mothers inside, and refusing to leave.
When sidewalk protesters told a man leaving the abortion facility, “It’s not too late,” he replied “That f***ing fetus is gone, that s*** is gone. They put it in the trashcan.”
BRILLIANT: [1:51] – Crossing on a red light can be deadly. In Paris, more than 4,500 people were hit by cars in a single year, so they cooked up this spectacular campaign.
CATHOLIC: Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego bemoaned the fact that some bishops are arguing that abortion is not merely a preeminent issue in Catholic Social Teaching, but rather constitutes the de facto litmus test for determining whether a Catholic public official is a faithful Catholic. So far as McElroy is concerned, such a position reduces “the common good” to “a single issue.” Can you imagine if he said that about slavery?
EATING THEIR OWN: More evidence that no one is safe from the Left’s ire – Ingrid Seyer-Ochi spewed her outrage in an Op Ed for the San Francisco Chronicle about the “oozing white privilege” displayed by Bernie Sanders at the inauguration ceremony. Sanders says he was just trying to stay warm.
Mary Chastain took her down a peg or two at Legal Insurrection: “Lady, are you new here? Have you ever watched Sanders? Have you ever seen Sanders? … The man has no fashion sense. I don’t think he owns a brush. Sanders is a hypocrite. He screams for socialism, but owns three houses and is a millionaire.”
Chastain suggested Seyer-Ochi needed to do a reality check on herself. “Your privilege is showing, my dear. You obviously know you are more intelligent than everyone else so you had to woman-splain it to everyone. You obviously get to tell people how to dress and appear at any event.”
Seyer-Ochi is a former UC Berkeley and Mills College professor, an ex-Oakland Unified School District principal, and a current San Francisco Unified School District high school teacher. IOW, she’s the perfect Leftist – a loser with no sense of humor who is so self-righteous and judgmental that she can’t even bring herself to make nice to people who are firmly on her side of the aisle.
HONDURAS: The Honduran National Congress strengthened pro-life laws last week by amending the national constitution to declare that unborn babies have the same rights as born human beings under the law.
NEW YORK: Nine of the state’s top health officials have resigned in recent months. One of them says morale at the Health department “certainly was and continues to be at an all-time low” due to Democrat Governor Cuomo’s bizarre response to the pandemic.
Besides being publicly disrespected – “When I say ‘experts’ in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts because I don’t.” – they have been frustrated by only learning about Cuomo’s capricious changes to virus regulations via his news conferences.
Most recently, Cuomo ignored the plan top officials drew up for dispensing COVID-19 vaccines. Their plan used county health departments with long experience in dispensing childhood vaccinations. Cuomo didn’t like that idea, which allowed each city to order doses directly from the federal government and work out the logistics locally.
Instead, he chose to micromanage vaccinations through the state and even signed an executive order imposing up to a $1 million fine and loss of all state licenses for health care workers who knowingly gave the COVID-19 vaccine to ineligible people.
When news got out that the inefficient system he concocted was resulting in unused, spoiled vaccine going in the trash, he threatened to fine hospitals if they didn’t distribute their vaccines fast enough. As of January 6, only 31% of the vaccine sent to New York had made its way into someone’s arm.
But hey, Andrew wrote a whole book about how his masterful management of the pandemic “saved lives.” So keep moving … nothing to see here.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD: On January 28, McGill tweeted, “Today, we celebrate these initial steps on the path towards reclaiming full ownership over our bodies, our health, and our futures. We’re grateful @POTUS & @VP have begun to right the wrongs of the last four years — but this is only the beginning.”
POOP EMOJI: Amazon’s plans for its new Virginia headquarters feature a 350-foot structure dubbed the Helix with two spiraling outdoor walkways with trees and plants from Virginia that twist to the building’s top.
Art critics suggested it looks like the poop emoji, a villain’s lair, soft serve ice cream, and the Tower of Babel. Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan tweeted, “It looks like it’s been abandoned by some failed civilization and aggressive, invasive vegetation has taken over.”
RATINGS: Trump-Deranged cable news networks have seen their ratings drop dramatically now that they don’t have The Donald to kick around any more.
CNN saw the greatest decline in viewership since Biden took office, seeing rating drop by 44%. MSNBC also saw ratings plunge sharply, though not to the degree that CNN fell. Meanwhile, Fox News saw a slight ratings decrease but has mostly been able to hold steady during the early days of the Biden Administration:
TOXIC FEMININITY: Building off the scriptural foundations of the anti-Christ, Carrie Gress makes an in-depth investigation into the idea of an anti-Mary—as a spirit, not an individual—that has plagued the West since the ’60s. Misleading generations of women, this anti-Marian spirit has led to the toxic femininity that has destroyed the lives of countless men, women, and children.
After Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram banned the selling of the book on their sites, interest in it sky-rocketed. Amazon has relented and is currently sold out of hard cover, but it’s available on Kindle. Facebook and Instagram (owned by the same people) gave no explanation for why they are still banning the book.
TWITTER: Last Thursday, the always juvenile and often hyperbolic AOC tweeted this vicious and unfounded accusation at the junior senator from Texas.
On Thursday, Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy quickly wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding she forced AOC to apologize for making this “scurrilous charge” against Senator Cruz just because he engaged in constitutionally-protected speech and debate regarding electors.
On Monday, another, similar letter went to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed by 13 House Republicans.
Twitter censored 668 tweets from former President Donald Trump, claiming his tweets were inaccurate and that some posed a “risk of violence.” Then, they banned him completely from their platform. But as of 12:36 pm on February 2, 2021, AOC’s vile accusation was still posted on her unmolested Twitter account.
SAINT OF THE DAY: On the feast of Saint Blaise (February 3), many Catholic parishes offer Blessing of the Throats. Two candles are blessed, held slightly open, and pressed against the throat as the blessing is said.
Little is known about the man apart from the fact that he was the Bishop of Sebaste in Armenia where he was imprisoned, tortured and finally martyred by Licinius ca. 316 AD for refusing to renounce Jesus.
Tradition has it that, while in prison, he miraculously cured a small boy who was choking to death on a fish bone. His intercession has been invoked for diseases of the throat since the sixth century.
GRAMMY NOTES: We got buried. Twice. The photo is from yesterday. Today, the bird bath is buried. Thank God for our wonderful neighbor who had helped dig us out with his ginormous snow blower! Terry, you are the best!