Elon Musk Drags Joe Biden After the President Failed to Acknowledge Historic SpaceX Mission

Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden to explain why the president never acknowledged the completion of a historic SpaceX mission over the weekend.

“He’s still sleeping,” Musk tweeted regarding Biden’s silence Sunday.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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On Saturday, SpaceX, founded by Musk in 2002, completed the first civilian mission to orbit, the company announced.

The four-person civilian crew orbited Earth on the Dragon spaceship for three days before returning and splashing down safely off the coast of Florida.

The Dragon and its crew orbited at a distance of 357 miles from Earth, which is nearly 100 miles further into space than the International Space Station, SpaceX said.

The purpose of the mission was both to study the human body in space and raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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The mission already has raised more than $210 million.

The crew included a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital physician assistant, a tech executive and a U.S. Air Force veteran and geoscientist, according to SpaceX.

The White House had not commented on the mission as of Monday, prompting Musk’s response.

SpaceX previously made history in November when it became the first private company to transport four NASA astronauts to the ISS.

Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, attended the launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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In May 2020, SpaceX conducted a mission alongside NASA that sent astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.

Then-President Donald Trump attended and complimented that launch.

“I’m so proud of the people of NASA, public and private. When you see a sight like that, it’s incredible,” Trump said at the time. “When you hear that sound — the roar — you can imagine how dangerous it is.”

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It’s Time to Acknowledge Anti-White Racism

Recently, Michael Tesler commented on “The Rise of White Identity Politics.” Tesler’s analysis draws on years of research into racialized politics, and he shows convincingly that there is a rise in white identity politics and that this rise is tied to “perceptions of anti-white discrimination.” However, when trying to explain why perceptions of anti-white bias might also be on the rise, his analysis falls flat. Supposedly, it has something to do with Republicans and Donald Trump.

Never once does the author speculate whether “perceptions” of such discrimination might be on the rise because anti-white racism is becoming increasingly common. In other words, perhaps white Americans are accurately perceiving a real phenomenon that is now pervasive in schools and the workplace.

Anti-White Racism, by Definition

As any student of George Orwell knows, no authoritarian government can ever gain complete control unless it commandeers people’s thinking through the manipulation of language. Thus, the dystopian powers in “1984” deliberately turned the meaning of words upside-down in a process known as double-think.

The same process is happening today with the words used to discuss racism. In true Orwellian fashion, Ibram X. Kendi (pictured) insists that the only way to fight racism is to embrace racial discrimination in perpetuity. This “anti-racism,” as he calls it, is as likely to stamp out genuine racism as Orwell’s Ministry of Truth was apt to stamp out falsehoods.

In order to understand what is going on, we must call to mind the traditional definition of racism: the stereotyping, denigrating, marginalizing, or excluding of persons on the basis of race. Look up any definition of racism prior to the racial awokening taking place in the last decade, and it will be: 1) race neutral; and 2) involve some act of free will—relating to word, deed, or belief.

The definition of racism has undergone a radical change in a short time. According to the new eighth-grade curriculum for the Albemarle County (Va.) School District, racism now means: “The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.”

Perhaps the most jarring aspect of this new definition is that it is no longer race-neutral. It is now impossible, by definition, for white people to be the victims of racism. The definition itself constructs a “racial hierarchy” whereby only people of color may be victimized, and only “white people” may marginalize or oppress.

But there is something even more insidious about the new definition. Since the “marginalization and/or oppression of people of color” is no longer committed by word, thought, or deed — but is based instead on an inescapable “socially constructed racial hierarchy” that always “privileges white people” — it means that white people are engaging in racism simply by being white (and hence privileged) within this impersonal system of marginalization and oppression.

A person of color is a victim of racism, by definition. A person identified as white is a racist, by definition. Therefore, not only does the new definition fail to capture the full meaning of racism; the definition is itself an example of the anti-white racism being taught to our children.

Teaching Anti-White Racism as American History

Anti-white racism is also seeping into history lessons, most notably through the curriculum adapted from the New York Times’ 1619 Project.When the 1619 Project was first published, it attracted immediate criticism. Five eminent historians criticized it for its bias and factual errors. Others criticized it for emphasizing only what was blameworthy about America’s history and omitting what was praiseworthy.

While these concerns are certainly valid, there is another serious problem that has received scant attention: The account is a surprisingly racist version of U.S. history.

The lead article for the 1619 Project is by Nikole Hannah-Jones, who has been writing anti-white screeds at least since she was a college sophomore. In a letter to her college paper, she alleged: “The white race is the biggest murderer, rapist, pillager, and thief of the modern world.” Not only were the white people in America’s past “barbaric devils,” but the “descendants of these savage people” continue to harm “the Black community” to this day. Non-white peoples, by contrast, were uniformly portrayed as both virtuous and victimized.

Of course, nobody should be held accountable for the hyperboles or inanities one might espouse as an undergraduate; few of us could bear the brunt of such an examination. The sophomoric scribblings of young Nicole Hannah would be irrelevant except that the pattern in her writing has not changed. What we find in her Pulitzer Prize-winning contribution to the 1619 Project is more moderate in tone and more sophisticated in composition, but otherwise it is the same racialized dualism she espoused in college.

In Hannah-Jones’ article, an important part of the lesson plan adapted for schools, the word “white” is used to describe people or communities 77 times. In 35 cases, “white” people are described as holding some kind of power or privilege (almost always unearned or illegitimate). In 32 cases, the word is associated with oppression, injustice, and cruelty (“white enslavers,” “widespread white violence,” “systemic white suppression of black life,” etc.).

In this telling of history, “white Americans” during the darkest days of Jim Crow held the same racist ideology as Jefferson and his “fellow white colonists.” With 32 instances of specifically “white” barbarity, it is impossible to ignore the gratuitous overuse of this racial category when describing everything that is diabolical in this country’s history. Nowhere do we read about a “white” American acting for the good, except a single instance in which certain “white Republicans” joined forces with the black community after the Civil War.

We find the polar opposite when examining the 136 references to “black” people in this article. The word is used 72 times to describe victimization by violence or injustice (always at the hands of “whites”) and 49 times in laudable terms. There is not a single instance in which “black” is used to describe a person or deed deserving of criticism.

While only a textual analysis can provide the big picture, individual passages drive home the racist message more explicitly. “For the most part,” according to this history, “black Americans fought [to secure rights] alone. Yet we never fought only for ourselves.” The article teaches schoolchildren that “black Americans, more than any other group, embrace the democratic ideals of a common good.” Children also learn: “Our founding fathers may not have actually believed in the ideals they espoused, but black people did.”

Hannah-Jones’ composition is American history in black and white. It teaches that “blackness” is everything that ennobles this country and “whiteness” is everything that debases it. There was a time in the Jim Crow South, to their everlasting shame, when schools taught children lessons in white supremacy masked as American history. The 1619 Project has introduced a new form of black supremacy to American history, and it has been adopted by over 4,500 schools.

Anti-White Racism in the Workplace

Anyone who has been paying attention to corporate culture in America cannot but have noticed the increasing pressures to “diversify” the hiring and promotion process, often by explicitly demanding that white (especially white male) employees be held back.

The Economist has reported on the “dizzying number of equity-related” hiring commitments promised by American businesses. Facebook alone “has promised to hire 30% more black people in leadership positions.” Since other businesses across America have made similar commitments, we can expect the competition to hire and promote black professionals will drive their value to stratospheric heights, while the perceived value of white professionals will plummet.

A recent training program at Bank of America made the consequences of such commitments unmistakably clear. It instructed “white employees in particular” to “cede power to people of color.” There was no word that any member of Bank of America’s board of directors had offered to step down to make room for a replacement of color. Demands for self-denial are always made by persons who already hold seats of power and privilege (and who have no intention of giving them up). It is ever the less privileged employees who are expected to submit to degradation based on their race or sex.

Thus far, the discontent arising among marginalized employees is only being discussed in whispers. Anne Applebaum recently interviewed a couple of men who believe they were punished at work “because a white, male boss felt he had to publicly sacrifice another white man in order to protect his own position.” Yet Americans are reluctant to speak out about anti-white racism, lest they be accused of being anti-black.

Racism of any kind is never a single, defining act. It is death by a thousand cuts, and these cuts to white employees have become ubiquitous.

I know of a book project that had been under contract for two years before being scuttled. The press rejected the volume of collected essays, in part, because the 14 contributing authors were not sufficiently “diverse.” The acquisition editor at the press defended the judgment of one of its anonymous reviewers: “Books coming out right now simply have to address the systemic whiteness and maleness that pervades the academy, and particularly political science.”

This demand came despite a shortage of “scholars of color” who write on the particular subject the book addresses. Nevertheless, it was deemed essential that the volume’s contributors find some way to dilute their “whiteness” (in the subjective gaze of one anonymous reviewer) before the press would consent to publish on this topic.

The Dangers of Anti-White Racism, and the Solution

Skeptics inclined to dismiss the seriousness of anti-white racism will likely counter that the examples I’ve described are milquetoast; they’re not nearly as horrific as the anti-black racism of the Jim Crow South. Of course they’re not. Anti-white racism is not that bad now, nor is it reasonable to expect it will get that bad in the foreseeable future.

Nevertheless, racism of any kind is an evil in itself; anti-white racism is today a greater problem, at least in the white-collar world, than anti-black racism; and its continued prevalence and severity is likely to spawn a backlash that will further enflame racial enmity.

For anyone who may be skeptical that anti-white racism is now worse than anti-black racism, consider this: Overt acts of anti-black discrimination today are socially, politically, and professionally unimaginable. Anti-white discrimination, on the other hand, has become almost an institutional requirement. Schools and businesses seem fearful lest they are accused of not doing enough to stereotype, denigrate, marginalize, and suppress “whiteness.”

In addition to the ubiquity of the evil itself, this racism is bound to provoke a backlash. The more that citizens identifying as “white” perceive themselves as under attack, the more likely they will be to coalesce politically as a form of defense. Hence, it is predictable that we would find, as Tesler has reported, undercurrents of white identity politics at the polls and, at the fringes, a rise in white supremacy and white nationalism.

Yet, if Tesler and others are serious about combating this scourge of white identity politics, it will require a better understanding of its causes than they seem willing to explore. As long as anti-white racism is so flagrant, it is useless to hope that Americans won’t notice or won’t respond to it. Only by first acknowledging the rise in anti-white racism can we start thinking creatively about combating both the evil itself and the evils it spawns.

Any permanent solution to America’s enduring problems with racism will ultimately have to come from the victims rather than the perpetrators. We have minimal influence over the minds and hearts of the bigots. However, as I’ve written before, if the targets of racism would identify as non-racial, they cease cooperating with the bigotry of racial sorting.

It is not only anti-white racism that can be defeated by this strategy. Racial renunciation is emerging as a rallying cry from public intellectuals with diverse skin tones. Whether it’s known as “race abolitionism” or “unlearning race,” Kmele Foster, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Kenny Xu and Christian Watson, Erec Smith, Paul Rossi, and Angel Eduardo have all been powerful spokesmen for real change. In what is perhaps the best descriptor of this goal, Jason D. Hill has argued that black Americans, in particular, “are ideal candidates for racial self-emancipation.” There is a budding recognition that people of all complexions would benefit from renouncing the divisive racial categories imposed on us by others.

If Americans can ever learn to internalize these three words, “I am non-racial,” it would free them from feelings of personal outrage when confronted by the racism of others. If they begin insisting that their bosses and teachers recognize their non-racial designation, they free themselves from the most overt forms of their discrimination. Eventually, there will come a day when racism will lose its grip on the minds and hearts of Americans.

Lynn Uzzell is Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University. She specializes in the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the political thought of James Madison.



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White House Is ‘Refusing to Acknowledge’ the ‘Medical Reality’ That Democrats Created a ‘Super-Spreader Event’ in DC

When Texas Democrats fled their home state for Washington, D.C., they framed themselves as earning a page in the history books for their defense of voting rights.

Instead, they might be remembered as the individuals responsible for one of America’s highest-profile super spreader events, according to one doctor.

Last week, Texas Democrats were faced with a special legislative session, during which they were supposed to consider an election integrity bill drafted by Republicans that liberals decided was unfair. A group of Texas Democratic lawmakers concluded that rather than stay in Texas to debate the bill, they would leave the state.

The tactic ensured that no quorum exists in the Texas state House, meaning the bill is sidelined for as long as the Democrats bop around Capitol Hill and their hotel.

But the gimmick came with an unexpected fellow traveler — the coronavirus.

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To date, the virus has infected at least six Democrats whose giddy, maskless flight aboard a crowded jet was well chronicled, coming as it did at a time when other air travelers were required to wear masks, according to Fox News.

The Texans may have also spread the virus to a White House aide and a staffer of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

For this feat, Dr. Marc Siegel used the term “super-spreader” to describe the Democrats’ star-crossed attempt to foil Republicans.

“A lot of people didn’t get sick because they were vaccinated,” he told Fox.

Should Texas Democrats go back to Texas and do their jobs?

“This is a super-spreader event with less spread because of the vaccine — that’s the glass half full,” Siegel said.

Without the vaccine, all of the D.C. Democrats who met the runaway Texans at a reception last week would have been at risk of infection, he added.

But Siegel stressed that despite what he called “word games” Democrats are using to downplay the consequences of their actions, they still in fact spread the virus.

“They’re creating divisiveness by refusing to acknowledge a medical reality,” he said concerning the White House’s reluctance to use the term “super-spreader.”

That hesitancy was not shared by others.

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The vaccine ameliorates many symptoms, Siegel said, and can reduce the risk of transmission, but it is not a magic bullet. Nor, he said, should the vaccine be expected to provide total immunity against all variants, including the fast-spreading delta variant.

“I want people to understand this doesn’t shed a shadow on the vaccine,” he said.

“The numbers are consistent. The only variability here is how much virus you have in your nose – the more virus, the more you could be a super-spreader.”

Siegel criticized Democrats for their decision not to wear masks, calling it a piece of “recklessness and mixed messaging.”





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Psaki Refuses to Acknowledge the Cuban People’s Call for Freedom – RedState

There’s something pretty amazing going on in Cuba today, as we reported here and here.

It’s pretty fair to call it an uprising in Cuba, at this point, against the Communist government, with thousands in the street upending police cars — and police joining the protesters. It’s something that may not have been seen since 1959, with the massive numbers of people.

What the Cuban people need now is support in their quest for freedom and the world standing together saying: we wouldn’t stand for the government firing on or being violent with the people.

Republicans have come out in support of the Cuban people.

But Joe Biden has been silent and said nothing, lending no support for the Cuban people in their fight for freedom against the Communist dictators.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared on Medhi Hasan’s show. Now, because Hasan is a leftist, you don’t hear it phrased as people demanding freedom from Communism; it’s phrased as people being upset about the pandemic or wanting medicines/vaccines.

Hasan asked Psaki if she was going to comment on what was happening in Cuba. What was the U.S. government’s advice to the Cuban government? Hasan asked her. She gave a terrible answer.

Now, what she should have done is warn them not to harm the people and/or call out the Communist government. Instead she said, “I don’t know that the government is waiting for our advice.” No, they’re not, which is why you should give it, rather than act so impotently. You should be warning them not to hurt the people.

Psaki then echoed the false call that this is just about the economy, food, and medicine. Where are her words supporting their call for freedom? Recognizing they’re calling for the end to the Communist dictatorship? She seems complexly oblivious to what they’re actually asking for. Her words of support for that are completely missing in action.

There are Cubans waving the American flag in the name of freedom, and this is the response that they get from the spokesperson for the American president? That is such a sad response, that she’s completely refusing to acknowledge what it’s about.

When this was happening in Hong Kong, President Donald Trump stood with the people, supporting their fight. They held up pictures of him — and the American flag — in response.

Psaki’s answer shows them Joe Biden is completely AWOL for the Cuban people now.





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Trump seems to acknowledge tax schemes Trump Org is being prosecuted for, questioning whether alleged violations are crimes

‘You didn’t pay tax on the car or a company apartment … I don’t even know. Do you have to? Does anybody know the answer to that stuff?’ asked the former U.S. President during a rally on Saturday

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Former president Donald Trump lashed out at Manhattan prosecutors Saturday night for indicting his organization and its chief financial officer for tax fraud, calling it “prosecutorial misconduct” in his most extensive comments on the charges since they were unsealed Thursday.

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As Trump criticized the investigation, he appeared to acknowledge the tax schemes while questioning whether the alleged violations were in fact crimes.

“They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on a company car,” he said at a rally in Sarasota, Florida. “You didn’t pay tax on the car or a company apartment. You used an apartment because you need an apartment because you have to travel too far where your house is. You didn’t pay tax. Or education for your grandchildren. I don’t even know. Do you have to? Does anybody know the answer to that stuff?”

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office charged the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg with orchestrating a 15-year scheme to avoid taxes by providing benefits hidden from the federal government. Weisselberg, they said, evaded taxes on US$1.7 million in fringe benefits, which included the Trump Organization paying his rent, leasing him cars and other gifts. The Trump Organization and Weisselberg both pleaded not guilty last week, and Trump was not charged in the case.

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But Trump excoriated the prosecutors for what he argued was a politically motivated investigation and one that came at the expense of focusing on violent crimes.

“For murder and for selling massive amounts of the worst drugs in the world that kill people left and right, that’s OK,” he said. “Think of it, think of how unfair it is. Never before has New York City and their prosecutors or perhaps any prosecutors criminally charged a company or a person for fringe benefits. Fringe benefits. Murders, OK. Human trafficking, no problem — but fringe benefits, you can’t do that.”

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Tax experts have said prosecutions centred on fringe benefits are rare, but some have compared the charges to the case against Leona Helmsley, a New York real estate developer who was convicted of evading US$1.2 million in taxes in the 1980s.

Yet Trump maintained that he was the victim of “the radical left” who failed to “get him” in Washington with the Mueller investigation and said prosecutors only want to target him and other Republicans.

“Every abuse and attack they throw my way, it’s only because I have been fighting for you against the corrupt establishment,” he said. “That’s all it is.”

But prosecutors for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office argued Thursday that the business practices were not “standard practice,” attempting to counter Trump’s argument that the investigation is politically motivated.

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“There is no clearer example of a company that should be held to criminal account,” said Carey Dunne, a prosecutor working for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., a Democrat.

Trump’s rally was part of his effort to ramp up his political activity ahead of the midterm elections, as he looks to settle scores with political opponents and position himself for a possible 2024 presidential run, which he once again teased Saturday night. Trump also held the rally despite concerns from Florida politicians about the event being a distraction from search-and-rescue efforts after the collapse of a residential building in Surfside, Florida.

Trump held a moment of silence for the victims of the accident, which killed more than 20 people and left more than 100 people missing, before launching into a lengthy list of grievances. He assailed the Biden administration for its immigration policy, made false claims about the 2020 election and called for more information about the death of Ashli Babbitt, who was killed while storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. Trump also questioned why people were being jailed in connection with the insurrection but not for participating in racial justice protests.

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Kudos to WSJ editors for publishing op-ed saying ‘politics’ not science behind failure to acknowledge COVID vaccine risks | News

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June 24, 2021 (Children’s Health Defense) — Kudos to the editors of the Wall Street Journal, which on Tuesday published an op-ed by two physicians who said politics — not science — is behind the failure of health officials and the media to fully inform the public about the potential risks associated with COVID vaccines.

In “Are Covid Vaccines Riskier Than Advertised?,” Joseph A. Ladapo, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and Harvey A. Risch, M.D., Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health wrote while “some scientists have raised concerns that the safety risks of Covid-19 vaccines have been underestimated … the politics of vaccination has relegated their concerns to the outskirts of scientific thinking.”

Ladapo and Risch highlighted the fact that clinical studies don’t always tell the full story about the safety of medications, and that the health effects often remain unknown until the medicine is rolled out to the general public.

They wrote:

Historically, the safety of medications — including vaccines — is often not fully understood until they are deployed in large populations. Examples include rofecoxib (Vioxx), a pain reliever that increased the risk of heart attack and stroke; antidepressants that appeared to increase suicide attempts among young adults; and an influenza vaccine used in the 2009-10 swine flu epidemic that was suspected of causing febrile convulsions and narcolepsy in children. Evidence from the real world is valuable, as clinical trials often enroll patients who aren’t representative of the general population. We learn more about drug safety from real-world evidence and can adjust clinical recommendations to balance risk and benefits.

The authors said the “large clustering” of side effects following COVID vaccines is “concerning,” and the “silence around these potential signals of harm reflects the politics surrounding COVID-19 vaccines.”

They wrote: “Stigmatizing such concerns is bad for scientific integrity and could harm patients.”

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The serious adverse events reported by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, including low platelets, heart inflammation, deep-vein thrombosis and death, is likely “only a fraction” of the total number of adverse events, they said.

“The true number of cases is almost certainly higher,” said Ladapo and Risch. “This tendency of underreporting is consistent with our clinical experience.”

The authors slammed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ignoring the reported serious COVID vaccine side effects, and said more research is needed to understand the risks.

They wrote:

Analyses to confirm or dismiss these findings should be performed using large data sets of health-insurance companies and healthcare organizations.The CDC and FDA are surely aware of these data patterns, yet neither agency has acknowledged the trend.

The authors acknowledged the risks of COVID vaccines in certain populations may outweigh the benefits. They also noted that no studies show people who have recovered from the virus benefit from getting vaccinated.

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The implication is that the risks of a COVID-19 vaccine may outweigh the benefits for certain low-risk populations, such as children, young adults and people who have recovered from COVID-19. This is especially true in regions with low levels of community spread, since the likelihood of illness depends on exposure risk.

And while you would never know it from listening to public health officials, not a single published study has demonstrated that patients with a prior infection benefit from COVID-19 vaccination. That this isn’t readily acknowledged by the CDC or Anthony Fauci is an indication of how deeply entangled pandemic politics is in science.

Ladapo and Risch warned that prioritizing politics over science in the wake of a pandemic could result in widespread distrust in public health officials.

They said:

Public health authorities are making a mistake and risking the public’s trust by not being forthcoming about the possibility of harm from certain vaccine side effects. There will be lasting consequences from mingling political partisanship and science during the management of a public-health crisis.

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Georgia election official acknowledge chain of custody documents missing for 2020 absentee ballots

A Fulton County, Georgia, election official, has acknowledged that chain-of-custody documents for absentee ballots deposited into drop boxes for the 2020 election are “missing” or “misplaced.”

“We noticed that a few forms are missing,” Mariska Bodison, the board secretary of Fulton County Registration & Elections, last week told The Georgia Star News. She also said procedural paperwork “may have been misplaced.”

Bodison’s comment appears to mark the first time an election official at either the state or county level in a battleground state has admitted an error in election procedure for the 2020 election.

The Star analyzed transfer forms of ballots deposited in drop boxes in the county during the 2020 election. Through open records requests, the newspaper found 385 out of an estimated 1,565 transfer forms were missing.

Transfer forms are documents signed by ballot collection teams that indicate the date, time, location, and the number of ballots collected from each absentee ballot drop-off location.

The transfer forms purportedly provided chain of custody documentation for 18,901 ballots, 6,000 ballots more than the 12,000 vote margin with which Biden won the state in the 2020 presidential election.

Bodison said the error occurred when 25 personal were quarantined due to COVID-19 resulting in the missing paperwork.



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‘Progressophobia’: Bill Maher Torches Liberals For Refusing To Acknowledge How Far America Has Come

Comedian Bill Maher lashed out at liberals, accusing them of “progressophobia” for refusing to acknowledge how far America has already come.

“If you think America is more racist now than ever, more sexist than before women could vote and more homophobic than when blow jobs were a felony, you have #Progressophobia and you should adjust your mask because its covering your eyes,” Maher tweeted along with a clip from Friday’s “Real Time” on HBO. (RELATED: ‘The Problem Is Your Ideas Are Stupid’: Bill Maher Rips Millennials For Supporting Communism And Defunding Police)

Maher explained that “progressophobia” was “the phrase coined by Steven Pinker to describe a brain disorder that strikes liberals and makes them incapable of recognizing progress. It’s like situational blindness, only what you can’t see is that your dorm in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War.”

Maher went on to list a series of issues where he felt liberals had failed to really recognize progress.

“If you think America is more racist now than ever, more sexist than before women could vote and more homophobic than when blow jobs were a felony, you have #Progressophobia and should adjust your mask because it’s covering your eyes,” he said.

Maher pointed out the fact that gay marriage had failed in state legislatures 35 times before 2012 — and the most recent polling has indicated that half of Republicans now support the issue.

“The chant from gay protesters used to be, ‘We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it,’” Maher said, adding, “Well, we did. This is Pride Month, and it’s not even a big deal anymore. Thirty days of parades and festivals celebrating a cause that was once so divisive that Ellen had to pretend to be straight.”

“Not too long ago, I knew people who went to prison for growing pot,” Maher continued, pointing to the number of states that had since legalized medicinal and even recreational marijuana use.

He addressed the fact that just a few decades ago, interracial marriages were illegal — and even more recently than that, a large percentage of Americans disapproved of the idea. That too has changed. “An overwhelming majority of Americans now say they want to live in a multiracial neighborhood,” he said.

“And yet, there is a recurrent theme on the far left that things have never been worse,” Maher said, pointing to a statement from actor and comedian Kevin Hart claiming, “You’re witnessing white power and white privilege at an all time high.”

“Seeing clearly is necessary for actually fixing problems,” Maher concluded, arguing that there were certainly real problems to fix but that could not happen while people were refusing to acknowledge the reality in front of their faces.





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HHS Sec. Becerra Refuses To Acknowledge Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

President Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra refused to acknowledge partial-birth abortion was illegal under federal law before lawmakers Thursday.

“You were asked a question about is partial-birth abortion illegal,” began Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines. “Is it illegal?”

Becerra dodged the question with a non-answer, instead pointing to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade which has kept legal avenues open for abortion ever since.

“What I can tell you is that women under this country under Roe v. Wade,” Becerra said before being cut off by Daines seeking an answer which never came.

“Is partial-birth abortion legal or illegal in the United States,” Daines pressed.

Becerra tried to evade claiming Daines was engaging in a “technical discussion.”

“It’s not a technical discussion, it’s a question pretty simple. Is it legal or illegal?” Daines asked.

“A woman has the right to receive an abortion,” Becerra said.

After another 60-seconds of back-and-forth on the issue, Becerra never acknowledged partial-birth abortion was illegal.

Such procedures were outlawed in the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act passed in 2003. The Supreme Court upheld the law four years later, in the 2007 case Gonzales v. Carhart.

Becerra, among Biden’s most radical nominees in the new administration, was confirmed by the Senate in March by a slim 50-49 vote. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican to cast a vote in favor of the former California attorney general’s confirmation to lead the nation’s chief agency on public health.

Becerra, nominated with one of the most pro-abortion track records of Biden’s cabinet picks, dodged questions on the issue of partial-birth abortions during his confirmation hearing in February when Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney pressed the HHS nominee on prior support for the outlawed procedure.

“You voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion. Why?” Romney asked.

Becerra declined a real answer.

“I understand that people have different deeply held beliefs on this issue. … We may not always agree on where to go, but I think we can find some common ground,” Becerra said.





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Psaki Offers Word Salad Explanation as to Why Biden Failed to Acknowledge D-Day Anniversary

The Biden administration can’t even explain its blatant disrespect of American veterans.

A day following the 77th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Nazi-controlled France during World War II, President Joe Biden has still made no effort to recognize the anniversary or the soldiers who gave their lives for their country.

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Jen Psaki is left to defend the indefensible with half-hearted excuses.

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During Monday’s press conference, Fox News reported Peter Doocy questioned Biden’s lack of remarks, saying, “Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump all commemorated D-Day anniversaries on the D-Day anniversary. Why didn’t President Biden?”

What Psaki threw out can only be described as a word salad.

“Well I can tell you that, certainly, his value for the role that the men who served on D-Day and the memory of them, the families who have kept their memories alive over the course of years on this day is something the president has spoke to many, many times in the past.

Will the Biden administration fix its mistake and acknowledge the anniversary of D-Day?

“It’s close to his heart, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was more we would have to say on it.”

Of the estimated 4,414 Allied casualties on D-Day, over half were American. How much does Biden truly value those lives, given he won’t acknowledge them?

Former white house press secretary Sean Spicer, who worked under President Donald Trump, slammed the White House’s response, calling it a “major misstep.”

Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas tweeted that he is “furious” over the situation, writing that “we will never forget their bravery.”

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Biden’s inaction has clearly provoked many. But, even worse is that his lack of comment seems to symbolize a much larger issue with American liberals.

In response to the news, one Twitter user replied that Biden “isn’t the history channel.”

Another user asked whether the president is “meant to tweet about every battle we’ve ever fought.”

The apathy is palpable, and it’s incredibly sad.

The current administration is especially despicable compared to how the previous administration handled the anniversary.

In June 2019, Trump traveled to Normandy, France and delivered a rousing speech in front of the leaders of Britain, Canada, France and Germany on the edge of Omaha Beach, as Fox reported at the time. “Today we remember those who fell and we honor all who fought right here in Normandy,” Trump said in front of the world leaders.

“They won back this ground for civilization,” he went on.

“To more than one hundred and seventy veterans of the Second World War who join us today, you are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live. You are the pride of our nation. You are the glory of our republic. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

A stark contrast, and one that only further proves the disregard Biden’s administration has for our armed forces.

It remains to be seen whether Biden or his administration will give any sort of commemoration to the hundreds of men who gave their lives on D-Day or their families, but unfortunately, there isn’t yet any indication that will happen.

Once again, the Biden administration has proven that it simply does not care about the armed forces.

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