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Amazon Hypocrisy

Amazon deplatformed the social media site Parler supposedly for publishing violent content.

In its policy statement, the on-line mega vendor states, “Amazon does not allow products that promote, incite or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views. We’ll also remove listings that graphically portray violence or victims of violence.”

But Amazon is far from consistent in how it applies its policy. A recent survey by the Media Research Center found 270 items for sale that “promote, incite or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.”

Here are a few celebrating Left-wing political violence.

In 2019, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked Amazon to take down bath mats that were imprinted with words from the Prophet Muhammed. Yet items that may be seen as blasphemous to Christians and Catholics are still up on the platform. The ones I’ve pictured are mild. One I looked at was so vile, I refuse to reproduce it here (though I did include the URL below).

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The First Shots

Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump exchanged the first fiery salvos in what was most likely an inevitable civil war within the GOP.

After voting to acquit Trump, China Mitch McConnell publicly condemned Trump, basically saying he had promoted insurrection by spouting “false statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole” after the 2020 election. He also condemned Trump’s “increasingly wild myths — myths — about a reversed landslide election.”

He said that Trump was “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day. No question about it. The people that stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president.”

While McConnell acknowledged that Democrats have engaged in reckless remarks that may have incited violence, he insisted that Trump’s rhetoric was worse and that he had only voted to acquit because he thought it was unconstitutional to impeach a man who is no longer in office.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said on Monday that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “scathing speech on the floor of the Senate” did not represent the viewpoint of the majority of the GOP.

Calvin Freiburger wrote a scathing condemnation of McConnell at LifeSiteNews.

[Excerpt] The narrative that Trump’s election challenge provoked the riot is not a good-faith argument; it’s a post-hoc justification for continuing to hold Trump responsible after the original theory, that Trump’s January 6 speech inspired it, fell apart upon reviewing Trump’s actual words and learning that the rioting was started by people who either left the speech early or skipped it entirely.

But McConnell is parroting it anyway.

Democrats are ascendant, the Left is as fanatical as it has ever been, the GOP is divided, and countless conservatives feel more abandoned by their party than ever before … yet instead of trying to address the concerns of 61 percent of Republicans in a productive way and re-unify the Right in time to ward off looming threats, McConnell chose instead to pander to Democrats, to the media, and to the hive of donors, lobbyists, and hangers-on that comprise the dominant culture of Washington, D.C. In short, this “leader” sided yet again with the Swamp against the people he’s ostensibly there to lead.

Trump’s reply to China Mitch was scorching.

The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political “leaders” like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse. The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last.

In 2020, I received the most votes of any sitting President in history, almost 75,000,000. Every incumbent House Republican won for the first time in decades, and we flipped 15 seats, almost costing Nancy Pelosi her job. Republicans won majorities in at least 59 of the 98 partisan legislative chambers, and the Democrats failed to flip a single legislative chamber from red to blue. And in “Mitch’s Senate,” over the last two election cycles, I single-handedly saved at least 12 Senate seats, more than eight in the 2020 cycle alone—and then came the Georgia disaster, where we should have won both U.S. Senate seats, but McConnell matched the Democrat offer of $2,000 stimulus checks with $600. How does that work? It became the Democrats’ principal advertisement, and a big winner for them it was. McConnell then put himself, one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, into the advertisements. Many Republicans in Georgia voted Democrat, or just didn’t vote, because of their anguish at their inept Governor, Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the Republican Party, for not doing its job on Election Integrity during the 2020 Presidential race.

It was a complete election disaster in Georgia, and certain other swing states. McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.

My only regret is that McConnell “begged” for my strong support and endorsement before the great people of Kentucky in the 2020 election, and I gave it to him. He went from one point down to 20 points up, and won. How quickly he forgets. Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly. Now, his numbers are lower than ever before, he is destroying the Republican side of the Senate, and in so doing, seriously hurting our Country.

Likewise, McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings. He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.

Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.

Prior to the pandemic, we produced the greatest economy and jobs numbers in the history of our Country, and likewise, our economic recovery after Covid was the best in the world. We cut taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Vets, became energy independent, built the wall and stopped the massive inflow of illegals into our Country, and so much more. And now, illegals are pouring in, pipelines are being stopped, taxes will be going up, and we will no longer be energy independent.

This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third rate “leaders” to dictate our future!

Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media admits that McConnell started it and deserved a rebuke, but thinks Trump went too far. Not me. I’m fed up to the teeth with RINOs like Mittens Romney, China Mitch, the recently back-stabby Nikki Haley, and my own greatly disappointing Rep. Tom Reed.

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ASH WEDNESDAY: Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. During Lent, we believers set aside extra time for repentance, fasting, reflection on Christ’s life.

The ashes that Catholics receive on their foreheads come from the burned, blessed palms of the previous Palm Sunday. The Vatican published guidelines for distributing ashes during the pandemic. Some churches are going with drive through to limit exposure.

CATHOLIC: “What he is doing now is usurping the role of the bishops and confusing people.” – Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS

CUOMO: On Monday, New York’s Democratic governor unapologetically doubled down on blaming “toxic politics” for the decisions that he and his administration made that first killed thousands of elderly nursing home patients and then tried to cover it up.

New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin wrote, “A second Emmy would not be good enough for that performance. Only an Oscar will do. After all, it takes an uncommon actor to pretend to be telling the truth and nothing but the truth when you are telling everything but the truth.”

Cuomo’s fellow Democrats are so underwhelmed by the whole thing that one of them wrote to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences requesting they rescind Cuomo’s Emmy.

Queens Councilman Robert Holden wrote, “The Academy awarded Governor Cuomo ‘in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform and calm people around the world’. We now know that his TV appearances and clout were used to mislead the public regarding how their loved ones died.”

IMPEACHMENT: On Sunday, Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD) declared the failed impeachment of former President Donald Trump a “dramatic success.” He also said he believed it was the “most bipartisan impeachment in history.”

Two Democratic presidents have been impeached and acquitted once each, while one Republican president has been impeached and acquitted twice. In all four cases, all of the Democrats voted party line. It was only Republicans who crossed party lines, appearing to have possibly listened to the evidence and voted their consciences, rather than voting as the party dictated.

Of the four trials, the one that was both most historic and most bipartisan was that of Democrat Andrew Johnson.

First of all, it occurred while he was still in office. Trump’s second impeachment was clearly aimed not at removing a criminal from the White House, but at preventing him from running for a second term in 2024.

Second, Johnson was tried on eleven charges, while Trump was tried on only one.

Third, the vote to acquit Johnson was just one short of the 2/3 needed to remove him from office. Trump’s vote was ten short.

And fourth, Johnson had ten of the 45 Republicans cross party lines. Trump had only six of the 50 Republicans do so.

KAMALA LIES: Jerknalists and so-called “fact checkers” are letting VFAUXTUS get away with repeating the much debunked fabrication that Trump left no vaccine stockpile or national strategy or plan for vaccinations.

Under Trump, the vaccine was created and approved faster than almost anyone thought was possible. And while they were in the process, Trump’s Operation Warp Speed had vaccine manufacturers geared up to be ready to begin distribution the minute the FDA gave its approval.

On January 22, Bloomberg’s leftie news rag reported that the Trump administration had recently hit its goal for a million vaccinations a day. And Anthony Fauci has admitted that there was already a plan in place before FAUXTUS took office.

LARRY ELDER: Election irregularities, the narrow margin in the 2020 presidential count, and lack of voter trust in the process [12:33]. N.b., this is worth watching, even if you’ve been paying attention. As an extra, at the end, Elder plays a recording of a Los Angeles city councilman who was unable to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

MEDIA COMEUPPANCE: Trump’s impeachment lawyer did an awesome job rebutting this idiotic jerknalist’s bias [2:00].

MEDIA MALPRACTICE: On January 8, the New York Times published a story stating as fact that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was beaten to death during the January 6 riot by a Trump supporter wielding a fire extinguisher. The story was repeated frequently by other media sources and appears to be generally believed by those who have been paying attention.

But the story was just a rumor, based on anonymous sources who were not in law enforcement. And now the fishwrap of record has published a retraction that will no doubt be widely ignored by those same media sources that pushed it in the first place.

On February 4, it was revealed by medical experts that Sicknick did not die of blunt force trauma. In fact, there is apparently so little evidence Sicknick was physically injured at all that the cause of death is still under investigation.

On CSI, toxicology results come back at lightning speed, but according to board-certified toxicologist, Alan Hall, MD, some of the tests take days, weeks, and even months. So it seems likely the cause will become apparent when these kinds of test results come back.

NATIONALIZED HEALTHCARE: Death panels are real in the UK, where all healthcare is “free.” Of course, it isn’t really free; everybody pays for it with high taxes. But not everyone benefits from it.

The Royal Mencap Society, a charity based in the United Kingdom that works with people who have learning disabilities, has reported that their constituency has faced shocking discrimination in and obstacles to accessing healthcare throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have had cuts made to their social care support and inappropriate Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices put on their files.

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: Father Pedro Opeka, a Catholic missionary priest, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his decades of work in Madagascar with the poorest of the poor who live on the site of a garbage dump. Father Opeka has founded villages, schools, food banks, and even a hospital to serve the poor.

Given the kind of people the committee has seen fit to reward in recent years, his chances are slim to none, which is a shame, since the money prize would actually go to people who really need it.

PARLER: It’s back! “Parler is being run by an experienced team and is here to stay. We will thrive as the premier social media platform dedicated to free speech, privacy and civil dialogue,” says Mark Meckler, Interim CEO at Parler

Parler was first launched in August 2018, but was taken offline by Amazon on January 10. Parler officials say their new platform is built on robust, sustainable, independent technology, that it isback online for current users this week, but will be ready to sign up new users by next week.

PERSECUTION: Trump’s impeachment lawyer, Michael van der Veen, has been targeted for punishment by the Left. His family has been terrorized. His life has been threatened. His home has been vandalized. And his business has been invaded. But don’t hold your breath waiting for Pelosi et al. to condemn this politically motivated violence.

PRESIDENTS’ DAY: Biden’s lackluster Presidents’ Day call for unity got ratio’d big time. [1:30] – CLICK https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1361401104244875268 [2:12] to see Trump celebrated in West Palm Beach.

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