Didn’t have time to write a Haiku because I am so late with this podcast.
The charges were dropped in the Breonna Taylor case. BLM wasn’t quite thrilled with the results.
Christianity is under attack again thanks to Amy Coney Barrett.
And Hunter Biden and sleepy, creepy Joe got some splaining to do.
Ugh, Is This Ever Going to End?
One of three police officers involved in the Louisville, Ky., drug operation that led to the death of Breonna Taylor in March 2020 was indicted Wednesday on criminal charges.
Officer Brett Hankison, who was fired in June, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, a Jefferson County grand jury decided Wednesday. Neither the grand jury nor the presiding judge elaborated on the charges.
A warrant has been issued for Hankison’s arrest and a bond is set at $15,000 cash.
No charges were announced against the two other officers involved in the raid — Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Johnathan Mattingly, who was shot in the leg and underwent surgery after the police operation that resulted in Taylor’s death.
Hankinson faces up to five years on each of three counts if convicted, Cameron said.
Danial Cameron, DA of Kentucky said:
“The decision before my office as the special prosecutor, in this case, was not to decide if the loss of Ms. Taylor’s life was a tragedy. The answer to that is unequivocally, ‘yes,'” Cameron said. “I understand that Breonna Taylor’s death is part of a national story, but the facts and evidence in this case are different than others…
“If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice,” Cameron said. “Mob justice is not justice. Justice sought by violence is not justice. It just becomes revenge.”
“I believe that the public deserves this information,” Beshear said. “So I previously made what I would call a suggestion to the attorney general, and now I’m making the request that he post online all the information, evidence and facts that he can release without impacting the three felony counts in the indictment issued today.”
He noted that other jurisdictions had similarly released details about high-profile cases.
“Everyone can and should be informed,” he said. “And those that are currently feeling frustration, feeling hurt, they deserve to know more.”
Cameron said Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified under Kentucky law in their use of force after being fired upon by Walker and his office will not pursue criminal charges against them.
“According to Kentucky law, the use of force by Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves. This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Miss Breonna Taylor’s death,” Cameron said.
But Hankison is accused of “blindly” firing his gun, without a threat within line of sight, according to a pretermination letter the police department sent to him in June.
So, with that, let the Tweeting to start riots commence. Linda Sarsour started it off. She hates this country. She wants this country to be destroyed. But the Democrats love her. She Tweeted.
Yeah, that’s inflammatory. She just wants violence to destroy the country. Nothing more. The evidence shows, presented by the black DA, that this was a justified shooting. How do I know? A police officer was actually shot.
Bernice King, daughter of MLK, said:
I actually like this Tweet because it’s true. I mean, no one knew this gal until she was killed. It shows the insensitivity of social media.
Ben Crump, the attorney for the Taylor family and who makes Al Sharpton look like a racial healer Tweeted:
Yeah, those are probably the right charges. A police officer was shot. The police announced their presence even though it was a no-knock warrant. Taylor’s boyfriend shot first. Again, no “justice,” no peace.
Lonita Baker, an attorney for the Taylor family, said:
As the family’s attorney, I’m not surprised she doesn’t understand. The Grand jury heard the evidence. They came up with the charges. No one mentions that a cop was shot. No one mentions that Brianna Taylor was, possibly, involved in drug trafficking with her ex-boyfriend. No one mentions that the black, Democratic, and honest, prosecutor said that this was a justified shooting. Let’s just tear shit up and burn it down.
I watching the news now. In a couple of hours, I’m sure Louisville will be on fire. No one is going to care about the fact, only the narrative.
Here We Go
Newsweek magazine has issued a major correction to an article smearing potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, accusing the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals judge of belonging to a Catholic sect that “inspired” the novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Initially, Newsweek claimed that “People of Praise,” a charismatic Catholic group to which Barrett reportedly belongs, “served as inspiration for Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale,” adding that female members are forced to report to spiritual superiors known as “handmaids” and that the group stresses that “men have authority over their wives.”
“Members of People of Praise are assigned to personal advisers of the same sex — called a ‘head’ for men and ‘handmaid’ for women, until the rise in popularity of Atwood’s novel and the television series based on it forced a change in the latter,” the outlet reported. “Atwood herself has indicated that the group’s existence motivated her to write The Handmaid’s Tale, set in the fictional Gilead, where women’s bodies are governed and treated as the property of the state under a theocratic regime.”
The People of Praise group are actually just spiritual advisors. It’s not a religion or a cult. It’s like going to a Bible study group.
National Review Online’s David Harsanyi points out, Barrett’s partner’s “authority” must be severely limited, given that her “knuckle-dragging misogynistic religious fanatic husband has only let the poor woman out of the house twice. Once, to serve a 15-year stint as a law professor at a highly prestigious university,” and the other to serve on the 7th Circuit.
Newsweek offered a correction but too little, too late. The story went viral. The correction went as so:
“Correction: This article’s headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. The book’s author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work,” the note read. “A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.”
“The clipping includes a spokesperson for the People of Hope sect based in Newark, New Jersey saying, ‘We’re all Roman Catholics. We differ in the sense that we are a Charismatic group, which would mean that we have prayer meetings, during which there is raising of hands, singing and speaking in tongues,’” the outlet notes. “People of Praise has never had a presence in the state of New Jersey.”
Actress Patricia Heaton, an actress and a Catholic, Tweeted:
Democratic Senator, Joe Machin from West Virginia also stated the same thing on Fox News. He said:
“I’m Catholic, OK. And religion should not enter into it. It sure doesn’t with me. The freedom of religion is one of the basic rights we all have as an American citizen. Whether you’re Catholic, whether you’re Protestant, whether you’re Jewish, evangelical, whatever it may be, God bless you. You worship who you want and you worship how you want. You worship the same God. All of us do.”
This attack on someone because of their religion is disgusting. And notice it is only Christianity and Judaism that are attacked? No one attacks Islam, right? No one says anything to Rashida Talib and Ilhan Omar who are both ardently anti-Semitic. The reason is because these are the main religions in the country and they typically love the United States and all its principles. Hell, the principles of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are from Judeo-Christian teachings. Islam is based on hate for infidels. Now I’m not saying all Muslims believe in this. I used to live with Muslims and they were very fine people. They even voted for Trump over Clinton. But most terrorism across the world is done by radical Islamic terrorists. The Left sees them as heroes because the hate America and Israel.
The Left also embraces Marxism and communism. Marx called religion, “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people”. The ideologies require that the people see the government as god (North Korea is an example of that). Religion gets in the way. It gets in the way because if people have faith that there is something beyond this world, the government becomes less important and fallible because the religious know government is run by people. Religion also establishes individuality and community instead of zombie collectivism (I am talking about Judeo-Christian religions specifically, not Islam). It encourages the use of reason and promotes individual rights. Marxism and communism can have none of that.
Finally, the Left will attack her religion for the simplest of reasons: they have nothing else on Barrett or Barbara Logoa for that matter.
Uh-Oh! This Ain’t Gonna Be Good for Sleepy, Creepy Joe!
This story is from Fox News.
The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees on Wednesday released an interim report on their months long joint investigation into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his alleged “extensive and complex financial transactions.”
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said their investigation has “faced many obstacles” from Democrats on their committees and that executive agencies “failed to comply with document requests.”
So this was what was found in the report:
Obama administration officials “knew” that Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Burisma was “problematic” and that it interfered “in the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine.”
“This investigation has illustrated the extent to which officials within the Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs when the vice president’s son joined the board of a company owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch,” the report’s executive summary stated.
Ironically, Hunter Biden’s job was to clean up corruption from the company. Of course, he knew nothing about energy adn couldn’t speak the language. Then his father bragged about getting the attorney, who was investigating Burisma, fired. Ukraine did because they wanted a billion dollars in U.S. aid.
The Senate committees also revealed in the report that they obtained records from the U.S. Treasury Department, which “show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals.”
The committees stated that they received records that Hunter Biden “sent thousands of dollars” to individuals who have “either been involved in transactions consistent with possible human trafficking; an association with the adult entertainment industry; or potential association with prostitution.”
“Some recipients of those funds are Ukrainian or Russian citizens,” the report states, adding that “the records note that it is a documented fact that Hunter Biden has sent funds to non-resident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who have subsequently wired funds they have received from Hunter Biden to individuals located in Russia and Ukraine.”
“The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” the report stated.
Oops! This is a big deal and shows that some of Hunter’s indiscretions over the years (you know; smoking crack, attending strips clubs, getting a hooker pregnant) is habitual.
The report states that Senate investigators found millions of dollars in “questionable financial transactions” between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow as well as individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
According to the report, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, Rosemont Seneca Thornton, “received $3.5 million in a wire transfer” from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of the Russian capital.
Wow! This is huge. And it’s Trump that’s in cahoots with Russia? Just a little reminder: We had two had a two year investigation on Trump-Russia collusion because Russia post $100,000 in ads on Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, the son of the Vice President, Joe Biden, is getting $3.5 million from the wife of the mayor of Moscow. The hunter must have some awesome equipment to get all this money from these women.
The report goes further and alleges that not just Hunter Biden but other members of the Biden family “were involved in a vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe.”
In one instance, the report stated that Hunter Biden “opened a bank account” with a Chinese national linked to China’s communist government, which “financed a $100,000 global spending spree” for the former vice president’s brother, James Biden, and his wife, Sara Biden.
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates on Wednesday blasted the investigation, and Johnson directly, for pursuing a “conspiracy theory.”
“As the coronavirus death toll climbs and Wisconsinites struggle with joblessness, Ron Johnson has wasted months diverting the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee away from any oversight of the catastrophically botched federal response to the pandemic, a threat Sen. Johnson has dismissed by saying that ‘death is an unavoidable part of life.’ Why? To subsidize a foreign attack against the sovereignty of our elections with taxpayer dollars — an attack founded on a long-disproven, hardcore rightwing conspiracy theory that hinges on Sen. Johnson himself being corrupt and that the Senator has now explicitly stated he is attempting to exploit to bail out Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.”
As usual, it’s Trump’s fault. This bullshit narrative is done. This is going to come up in a debate. Hunter is going to come up. Biden’s 47 years of service with nothing accomplished is going to come up. Joe’s weird behavior with little girls is going to come up. And Joe ain’t going to have a teleprompter.