Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden in Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania | TheHill – The Hill

  1. Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden in Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania | TheHill  The Hill
  2. Trump cancels Jacksonville portion of Republican convention planned for August due to COVID-19  USA TODAY
  3. Trump Defends His Cognitive Testing Results on Fox News. Again.  The New York Times
  4. Why Joe Biden’s Boringness May Be an Asset  National Review
  5. Trump details ‘difficult’ cognitive test he says he aced  POLITICO
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News

Source: Google News, Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden in Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania | TheHill – The Hill

Joe Biden is a Rapist and I Want You to Vote for Him

Joe Biden is a Rapist and I Want You to Vote for Him

by John Cleer

The New York Times actually published this argument (wording it “I Believe Tara Reade. I’m voting for Joe Biden anyway … suck it up and make the utilitarian bargain”) in an Op-Ed ( 1 ) and by all appearances, they agree with it. Stranger yet, a good cross-section of their readers do, as evidenced in the Letters to the Editor ( 2 ) and by the lack of much push-back, if any, to the article.

But only two years ago, this same newspaper viciously attacked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, publishing numerous articles ( 3 ) around the argument that there is an ethical obligation to “believe women” which makes Kavanaugh guilty, because he was accused by a woman. From there it followed that Kavanaugh must not be permitted to serve on the Supreme Court.

Now hold on, you might be saying, op-ed writers are not affiliated with the newspaper’s editorial board. This is technically true, but the writer Linda Hirshman has been a steady presence on the liberal circuit for years now and this includes the New York Times. They announced her daughter’s wedding in the Style section in 2003 ( 4 ) and have published Linda’s op-eds periodically for more than 10 years ( 5 ); longtime columnist David Brooks name-dropped her at the top of his column nearly 15 years ago, starting a public back-and-forth that generated publicity for her, an unknown writer, in the lead-up to her first book release. ( 6 ) The Times have since plugged all three of her books ( 7 ), which make the bestseller list now — she’s part of the club, thanks in part to David Brooks, and has had a long relationship with the “paper of record” that continued with this op-ed.

Katha Pollitt wrote an article for The Nation just like the Times’, and they too published it: “I would vote for Joe Biden even if I believed Reade’s account… I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them.” ( 8 ) What if he boiled YOUR baby and ate it, Katha Pollitt? Would you vote for him then?

The Atlantic took a more honest step back before launching into the same: “Condemning Biden carries a clear cost for these groups. They believe that four more years of Trump would be immensely damaging for their policy agendas and for women in general,” leading in to another feminist writer explaining why she defends Biden against Reade and you should too. ( 9 ) “For women in general,” that is.

All three of these outlets pushed for Kavanaugh’s removal and yet today, all three are publishing reasons it’s different with Biden. Reade is lying, or they believe her but their political vision for the country (“beating Trump”) is more important. So Biden may be a rapist, and that’s ok now—sometimes that’s what women need, right New York Times?

This discrepancy is trending across the liberal media, who only two years ago would’ve called *you* a rapist if you wanted Kavanaugh’s accusations corroborated. Bloodthirsty, determined and certain of their moral high ground, the Left chanted “We Believe Her” (referring to his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who says he tried to rape her 37 years ago) in unison, incessantly, for months. The year before, similar decades-old accusations were lobbed against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. If these people are truly concerned about the victims, then shouldn’t they apply this standard to both sides of the political aisle? Surely they’d agree that candidates for president should be held to it.

Don’t ask Joe Biden—he doesn’t always know he’s running for president. ( 10 ) But if he wins, “[his] first priority as president will be defeating Donald Trump.” ( 11 ) He’s forgotten what state he was in, on camera, in 3 different states in this campaign alone. Do reporters hold Biden accountable for these lapses, or do they surreptitiously ignore them? He’s forgotten what day of the week it is and even which half-century he’s in, telling parents to “make sure you have the record player on at night” for their kids. He’s forgotten what college he went to, claiming falsely he attended historically-black Delaware State when he attended the University of Delaware. He’s forgotten who was on the stage with him at a Democratic debate, saying in front of Kamala Harris that he was endorsed by the only African-American woman in the Senate. Astonishingly Biden’s even forgotten the Declaration of Independence, on stage in the midst of reciting it: “All men and women are created by the … you know … you know the thing.” ( 12 ) And every time he does it, he gets a pass.

In striking similarity, Ford doesn’t know what city she says she was almost raped in, what year it was, whose house it happened in or who was there with her. ( 13 ) Her only records are her therapist’s notes which were taken 30 years later and conflict with the year she gave the Washington Post as an estimation ( 14 ) (compared to Kavanaugh’s daily notes which are meticulous and taken in his own hand, in real time on the dates in question ( 15 )). None of the three witnesses Ford named can remember the party ( 16 )and one of them says “I don’t have any confidence in the story,” and can’t recall ever having met Kavanaugh. ( 17 )

Ford has also demonstrated a penchant for lying under oath, or at best remembering things in different ways than everyone else does. After she suggested that a polygraph test she’d taken proves she’s telling the truth, Ford’s ex-boyfriend wrote a letter to the Judiciary Committee disputing a number of her claims on the stand: in the six years he says they dated, she did not seem afraid of flying or enclosed spaces and more pertinently, she had indeed coached her friend on passing a polygraph test for a job opportunity. ( 18 )

“Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked and helped [her friend] McLean become familiar and less nervous about the exam. Dr. Ford was able to help because of her background in psychology,” he wrote in response to Ford’s claim on the stand that she had “never” “taken any other polygraphs in [her] life” or “had discussions with anyone besides [her] attorneys on how to take a polygraph,” nor had she “ever given tips or advice to anyone who was looking to take a polygraph test.” This would mean she not only perjured herself but is a studied or even professional liar, at least in regards to manipulating polygraphs. ( 19 )

Mr. Biden’s accuser, Tara Reade, claimed her mother called the Larry King Show after Tara left Biden’s office to talk about the alleged rape: this claim has been corroborated by the tape being found. Reade also has eight contemporaneous corroborating witnesses who confirmed her account. ( 20 ) So under the “Believe Women” mantra, which does not even require evidence, Mr. Biden’s cancellation should be a shoe-in.

But a funny thing is happening this time: instead of finding more victims to parade, the media can now only find staffers who will defend Biden. There were over 40 witnesses ready to testify negatively about Kavanaugh to the FBI ( 21 ), but for some reason with Biden, they can only find staffers who will sing his praise. PBS found 74 of them ( 22 ), opening their article by asserting he was not on a particular list of “creepy” senators, then conceding he was “also a toucher, seemingly oblivious to whether physical contact made some women uncomfortable.” You see, *he* didn’t make them uncomfortable, it was physical contact in general that did this, and in this case it just happened to come from Joe Biden. As PBS tells it, Mr. Biden was just being himself, and these women were touchy about it.

With Biden under the gun instead of Kavanaugh, the press is suddenly interested in evidence and credibility, and whether an allegation has any. “Believe Women” has become “we never meant ‘believe *all* women.’”

“That’s a Right-Wing trap!,” says the New York Times, and a “canard.” “Believe All Women” is the negation of “Believe Women,” wrote the writer, decrying it as a “double standard purity test.” But instead of disproving the double standard, the writer just says conservatives are hypocrites too. ( 23 )

Let me point out that this is very much a double standard (and a “canard” for that matter, if it’s possible to use the word honestly). Kavanaugh was convicted in the public forum by paid lobbyists of all stripes ( 24 ) who insisted that he was guilty, because otherwise you’d be calling Ford a liar. It was impossible that Ford could be lying, only a rapist would say that! But there is no parallel concern for Tara Reade—Politico for example published a hit piece characterizing her as “manipulative, deceitful” and desperate for money. ( 25 )

California prosecutors have even launched an investigation into whether she lied on the stand. What do they accuse her of lying about? Having graduated from college. ( 26 ) In other words, the supposed lie has nothing to do with her experience with Biden, and they are accusing her misleadingly—and using the power of the court to silence her, in order to protect the alleged rapist Mr. Biden.

It’s acceptable to treat Tara Reade like this because she’s accusing a Democrat. Conservatives get the Kavanaugh Treatment, where wildly unsubstantiated and relatively mild allegations are treated as fact and guilt is assumed. Kavanaugh allegedly “groped” Ford and tried to remove her clothes (no specifics given) and put his hand on her mouth as if to quiet her. ( 27 ) Clarence Thomas before him allegedly made unwelcome comments.

Joe Biden by contrast is accused of reaching under Reade’s skirt and jamming his fingers inside her ( 28 ), against her will, and then telling her “You’re nothing to me” as he walked away ( 29 ). Somehow the Kavanaugh and Thomas allegations were treated much more seriously than this. In Tara Reade’s case it’s even acceptable to say, “Joe Biden raped her and it doesn’t matter, we need to vote for him.” Imagine a reporter saying this about Blase Ford, in Supreme Court season, without losing their job and getting blacklisted. What happened to “We believe her”? It was a lie, Ford was a liar and everyone knew it. They knew she was lying and they used her.

The reality of these frenzied accusations and the “feminist” journalists who push them in the magazines, as the Atlantic briefly acknowledged ( 30 ), is they are political tools. Whoever runs the media has no problem defending a rapist, attacking a rape victim, or slandering a good man with false accusations, and their whore employees will do anything for a dollar.


1. “I Believe Tara Reade. I’m Voting for Joe Biden Anyway. The importance of owning an ugly moral choice.” Linda Hirshman, New York Times.





6. Ibid. 7. Ibid.

8. “We Should Take Women’s Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade’s Fall Short.” Katha Pollit, The Nation.

9. “Is It Fair to Compare Joe Biden to Brett Kavanaugh? A candid conversation with the president of the National Women’s Law Center” Emma Green, The Atlantic.

10. (Biden says he’s running for Senate) “The Biden Gaffe Machine: A Running List Of Joe Biden’s Best Slip-Ups.” Tristan Justice, The Federalist.

11. “Joe Biden Gaffe: My First Priority as President Would Be to Defeat Trump.” Joshua Caplan, Breitbart.



14. “Ford attorneys offer notes from therapy in exchange for FBI interview. Brett Samuels, The Hill.

15. “Kavanaugh lawyer calls for accuser’s legal team to submit polygraph and therapist notes to Senate.” Gabriella Munoz, Washington Times.

16. “4 new witnesses for Christine Blasey Ford don’t really corroborate her claim against Kavanaugh.” Becket Adams, Examiner.

17. “‘Just didn’t make any sense’: Friend of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford now challenges her story” Jerry Dunleavy, Examiner.

18. “Report: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Ex-Boyfriend Says She Coached A Friend Before Taking A Polygraph Test.” Mike Brest, Daily Caller.

19. Ibid.

20. “Tara Reade Gets Another Corroborating Witness, Total Reaches 8.” John Nolte, Breitbart.

21. “FBI has not contacted dozens of potential sources in Kavanaugh investigation.” Caldwell & Przybyla, NBC News.

22. “What 74 former Biden staffers think about Tara Reade’s allegations.” Daniel Bush, PBS. 23. “Believe All Women’ Is a Right-Wing Trap.” Susan Faludi, New York Times.

24. (Advocacy groups raised seven-figure war chests, warning that Judge Kavanaugh poses an existential threat to abortion rights, the Affordable Care Act and checks on presidential power.) “‘So, So Jaded’: The Campaign to Stop Brett Kavanaugh Struggles for Liftoff.” Fandos & Edmondson, New York Times. (

25. “‘Manipulative, deceitful, user’: Tara Reade left a trail of aggrieved acquaintances.” Natasha Korecki, Politico.

26. “Biden sex assault accuser Tara Reade allegedly lied about her education, prompting a review of her expert witness work.” Nicole Darrah, The Sun.


(28.) “Biden accuser Tara Reade claims he pinned her to a wall and said ‘I want to f*** you’ – as she demands he exits race.” Chris Spargo, The Sun.

29. “The #MeToo hypocrites who’ve gone silent for Joe Biden.” Maureen Callahan, New York Post.

30. Green, The Atlantic.

All Yankees and Nationals Players and Coaches Take a Knee Before National Anthem Opening Night

All players and coaches on the Yankees & Nationals took a knee before the national anthem tonight.

Thursday was the first night of Major League Baseball season, which began nearly 15 weeks later than scheduled due to the coronavirus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci also embarrassingly threw the ceremonial first pitch in an empty Nationals Stadium.

The ridiculous display comes the day after the Red Sox unveiled a massive 250 foot billboard outside Fenway Park in honor of the violent Marxist movement.

The Hill reports that “Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy has been outspoken on the issue of social injustice since the mass protests swept the country.”

“Please know we stand with you,” Kennedy wrote in a statement on the team’s website under the title, “Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion.”

“Silence in the face of injustice is unacceptable,” he added.

Players from the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds have already taken a knee during the anthem, as well as the Giants manager Gabe Kapler — the first manager or head coach from any sport to do so.

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Connecticut WWII vet with cancer greets neighbors with American flag every morning: 'Before I leave, I want them to remember'

John Mastrocola, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, grabs his cane, a chair and an American flag every day at 8 a.m. and goes out to sit beside the sidewalk to wish his community a patriotic good morning.

Source: Fox News, Connecticut WWII vet with cancer greets neighbors with American flag every morning: ‘Before I leave, I want them to remember’

Late Rep. John Lewis to lie in state at Capitol next week – NBC News

  1. Late Rep. John Lewis to lie in state at Capitol next week  NBC News
  2. Pelosi, McConnell announce John Lewis will lie in State | TheHill  The Hill
  3. Rep. John Lewis to lie in state at the Capitol next week  Fox News
  4. MLK III: In the Name of John Lewis, Let Us Restore the Voting Rights Act | Opinion  Newsweek
  5. John Lewis “celebration of life” includes Atlanta funeral, stops in Alabama, Washington  Atlanta Journal Constitution
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News

Source: Google News, Late Rep. John Lewis to lie in state at Capitol next week – NBC News

Unemployment claims rise for first time in months as coronavirus rages on – CBS News

  1. Unemployment claims rise for first time in months as coronavirus rages on  CBS News
  2. 1.4 million new unemployment claims filed last week as extended unemployment is set to expire  Yahoo Finance
  3. American unemployment claims are on the rise again for the first time in 4 months  CNN
  4. The jobless claims numbers are both better and worse than you may have read  MarketWatch
  5. Weekly claims turn higher as coronavirus jobs crisis inflicts more damage  CNBC
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News

Source: Google News, Unemployment claims rise for first time in months as coronavirus rages on – CBS News

Chinese Tycoon Kicked Out of Communist Party, Faces Prosecution After Criticizing Xi – The Wall Street Journal

  1. Chinese Tycoon Kicked Out of Communist Party, Faces Prosecution After Criticizing Xi  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Chinese critic who called Xi Jinping a ‘clown’ ousted from Communist party  The Guardian
  3. Yes, Let’s Ban Chinese Communist Party Members | Opinion  Newsweek
  4. China’s Xi Jinping Sticking To That Socialism Thing  Forbes
  5. China’s Communist Party Expels Ren Zhiqiang, Escalating War on Dissent  The New York Times
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News

Source: Google News, Chinese Tycoon Kicked Out of Communist Party, Faces Prosecution After Criticizing Xi – The Wall Street Journal

Polls from battleground states put Trump in lead in 7 of 10

Polling isn’t as important as many tend to believe, because only one poll, on Election Day, actually counts.

But campaigns certainly pay close attention, looking for trends and places to put their resources.

The latest, from the American Principles Project, shows President Trump ahead – in some instances significantly – in seven of the 10 battleground states the poll identified.

For example, Trump leads Joe Biden in Michigan, 50%-45%; North Carolina, 49%-46%; Pennsylvania, 48%-47%; and Texas, 49%-45%.

The president also leads 60%-34% in Kentucky, 52%-42% in Montana and 49%-46% in Georgia.

The polling shows Biden with a one-point lead in Wisconsin, two points in Iowa and four points in Arizona, while analysts believe there are masses of hidden Trump voters who don’t respond to pollsters.

The Gateway Pundit blog commented that establishment media “is doing all it can to discourage Trump voters with phony polling but unfortunately for them, America has been through this rodeo before (only 4 years ago).”

“Today’s results are very encouraging for those on the Trump train. If President Trump is polling ahead in these polls in these states now, after the Democrat MSM doing all it can to curtail free speech and hurt the Trump campaign with fake news and fake polls, the real outcome will be a massive Trump win.”

The American Principles Project said it’s “clear from our polling that the reports of President Trump’s impending electoral doom are greatly exaggerated.”

“While the Trump campaign still has much work to do in defining Joe Biden as a feckless enabler of the worst elements of the radical left, the fundamentals of this race are encouraging.”

API noted that Black Lives Matter is very popular, “until voters learn what Black Lives Matter actually supports – then it becomes very unpopular.”

“Voters hate the idea of biological males competing against female athletes in women’s sports. They strongly oppose minors being subjected to sex changes or gender conversation therapy. They want to protect kids from online pornography, and they want Big Tech companies to allow free speech and free expression on their platforms.”

The Gateway Pundit said Americans “see through the Democrat and foreign entity sponsoring of the Democrat city riots.”

“Americans see through the insane actions of Democrats in regards to the China coronavirus, trying to destroy the economy before the election. But it just won’t work.”


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COVID-19 And The Pandemic Of Surveillance

COVID-19 And The Pandemic Of Surveillance

Tyler Durden

Thu, 07/23/2020 – 19:50

Authored by J.D.Tuccille via,

Americans are increasingly monitored, and COVID-19 health concerns aren’t improving the situation…

Pandemic maps are all the rage, these days, but the latest one from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a little different; instead of viral hotspots, it displays a plague of official snoopiness, arranged by location and sortable by technology. While it documents intrusions that predate the current crisis, the Atlas of Surveillance is all too relevant to the age of coronavirus. Concerns about curtailing contagion help to normalize detailed scrutiny of people’s lives and drive us toward a pervasive surveillance state.

“The Atlas of Surveillance database, containing several thousand data points on over 3,000 city and local police departments and sheriffs’ offices nationwide, allows citizens, journalists, and academics to review details about the technologies police are deploying, and provides a resource to check what devices and systems have been purchased locally,” EFF announced on July 13.

Users can click on the map to see what surveillance technologies are used in specified localities. If you want to see what’s going on in your area, the map is searchable by the name of a city, county, or state. The map can also be filtered according to technologies such as body-worn cameras, drones, and automated license plate readers.

The nearest entry to me is in Prescott Valley, Arizona, where the police department is among the hundreds that have partnered with Ring, the Amazon-owned doorbell-camera company.

The Ring partnerships don’t give police live feeds, but they can request video recordings regarding a specific time and area. While participation by Ring customers is voluntary, the partnerships are “a clever workaround for the development of a wholly new surveillance network, without the kind of scrutiny that would happen if it was coming from the police or government,” warns Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, a professor at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law and author of The Rise of Big Data Policing.

Researchers find few crimes solved by the voluntary surveillance partnerships, but the home-security marketing of the Ring arrangement nudges the culture toward an easier acceptance of a panopticon that operates outside of the full range of civil liberties protections.

Also easing America’s slide toward a full surveillance state is fear of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health officials who, just months ago, fretted about overcoming privacy concerns with regard to contact-tracing schemes have turned to governments’ usual solution: threatening harsh penalties for noncompliance.

“Travelers from certain states landing at New York airports starting Tuesday could face a $2,000 fine for failing to fill out a form that state officials will use to track travelers and ensure they’re following quarantine restrictions,” AP reported this week.

Mandatory tracking forms for travelers to New York follow on Rockland County’s earlier efforts to compel cooperation with contact tracers.

“Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urged residents to comply with the Department of Health’s contact tracing efforts and threatened those who do not comply with subpoenas and $2,000 per day fines,” the county announced on July 1.

We can hope that health-related snooping into people’s movements and activities will come to an end when the pandemic passes, but these things have a way of getting embedded in the culture as people become accustomed to them. In the name of controlling infection, many private companies are now closely monitoring employees, including their proximity to one another in the workplace.

“Privacy advocates warn the tracing apps are a slippery slope toward ‘normalizing’ an unprecedented new level of employer surveillance,” notes Politico.

Aggressive expansion of surveillance programs without adequate checks could normalize privacy intrusions and create systems that may later be used for various forms of political and social repression,” frets Freedom House.

That novel invasions of privacy which might once have set off alarms can become the new normal is clear from public-private surveillance partnerships of the sort that Ring developed with police departments. After the Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to access cellphone location data in Carpenter v. United States (2018), law enforcement quickly started purchasing data from private marketing firms.

“The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones in America and is using it for immigration and border enforcement,” the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year.

“Experts say the information amounts to one of the largest known troves of bulk data being deployed by law enforcement in the U.S.—and that the use appears to be on firm legal footing because the government buys access to it from a commercial vendor.”

In a growing trend, other agencies, including the FBI and the IRS, have also turned to private sources to monitor social media posts and track cellphone movements. The new surveillance technique is quickly becoming widely established.

Likewise, even after COVID-19 fades to an unpleasant memory, we may find that it has left a legacy of intrusive monitoring of our whereabouts and social connections—all for our own good, we’ll be told.

For now, the growing incidence of public health surveillance is too new and low-tech to be included in the Atlas of Surveillance, which is plenty full as it is.

Selecting “automated license plate readers” reveals dense clusters in California, and in urban areas and along major highways elsewhere.

Clicking on “drones” reveals that they monitor much of the country—especially east of the Mississippi River and along the West Coast—from the sky.

A look at “face recognition technology” shows that it is especially popular in Florida and around Washington, D.C.

As thoroughly monitored as the atlas reveals the country to be, it’s far from complete and EFF invites volunteers to assist in collecting data. As new information trickles in, that map will undoubtedly fill in with new jurisdictions and surveillance efforts as time goes on.

The Atlas of Surveillance will probably fill in with new monitoring technologies, too, including some driven by public health concerns. For officials looking for reasons to poke their noses into other people’s business, the pandemic is as good an excuse as any.

Source: Zero Hedge, COVID-19 And The Pandemic Of Surveillance

Black Lives Matter Militants in Portland March Toddlers and Children Outside of Federal Courthouse Carrying Signs Saying “F*ck the Police” (VIDEO)

Toddlers and young children were marched outside the Portland federal courthouse on Thursday carrying signs and saying “f*ck the police” on cue from adults.

One toddler raised the black power fist.

This is disturbing.

WATCH (language warning):

This was Portland last night:

Communist, Antifa-supporting Mayor Ted Wheeler marched with the rioters last night and stood in front of the courthouse gate while Antifa tried to tear it down.


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