While much has been written about the Democrats’ disastrous performance during yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, one thing hasn’t gotten enough coverage. What needs more amplification is the need to throw out the children running the House Judiciary Committee and replace them with adults. The winner of yesterday’s hearing was determined before Bill Barr read his opening statement.

That doesn’t mean that AG Barr didn’t cut Democrats when Democrats weren’t reclaiming their time. As Michael Goodwin notes in his column, Barr said “This is the first time in my memory that the leaders of one of our two great political parties, the Democratic Party, are not coming out and condemning mob violence” then asked “Can’t we just say the violence against the federal courts has to stop? Could we hear something like that?”

That’s beyond disgraceful. The Democrats haven’t said a thing about Antifa’s attacks against the federal courthouse in Portland or the federal law enforcement officers protecting the building. That’s especially disgusting since 3 of those officers were blinded for life by laser lights. In this video, Pelosi called the federal law enforcement officers “stormtroopers”:

Democrats are the party that’s pushing the defund the police movement. Democrats are the ones that talked about the Seattle CHOP zone perhaps turning into the ‘Summer of Love’ Zone. About 4 minutes into this video, Mayor Durkan made that historic statement:

Democrats are too stupid or too passive or both to be in charge of anything. Anyone watching yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing knows that Democrats on that committee aren’t that bright. Anyone watching Minneapolis, NY City, Portland or Seattle knows that the mayors of those cities with a fist of mashed potatoes. Anarchists, Antifa and agitators rule those cities’ streets.

Democrats are the party that push propaganda that insists it’s too dangerous to send children back to school. That’s an outright lie. Nowhere in the world has a child transmitted COVID to a teacher. That’s because children aren’t spreaders. That’s because children are the least likely to contract the virus.

Do you want dishonest stupid people in charge of anything? If you’re voting for most Democrats, that’s what you’re getting. This isn’t Bill Clinton’s relatively rational Democrat Party. This is AOC’s and Bernie’s Socialist Party.

Finally, a Biden administration likely means Keith Ellison as Attorney General. If that doesn’t frighten you, then you’re hopeless.

It’s apparent that Democrats are attempting to provide a contrast between their law enforcement ideas and the Republicans’ plans for restoring safety to America’s streets. The comparison couldn’t be more unmistakable. The choice facing the American people is between Democrats defending riots in Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis vs. the Trump administration’s sending in federal law enforcement officers to protect neighborhoods and federal buildings.

Andy Ngo is providing incredible images from Portland. Check this out:

Next, check this out:

This is the definition of disgusting behavior:

Portland media is pretty much leftist fringe. They’d get along great with AOC, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. But I digress.

Before the hearing, Chairman Nadler was in a car accident. That was just the start of Nadler’s terrible day. He should’ve seen it as an omen of things to come. Not surprisingly, Axios published a partial transcript of Nadler’s accusations:

  1. First, under your leadership, the Department has endangered Americans and violated their constitutional rights by flooding federal law enforcement into the streets of American cities, against the wishes of the state and local leaders of those cities, to forcefully and unconstitutionally suppress dissent.
  2. Second, at your direction, Department officials have downplayed the effects of systemic racism and abandoned the victims of police brutality; refused to hold abusive police departments accountable for their actions; and expressed open hostility to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  3. Third, in coordination with the White House, the Department has spread disinformation about voter fraud, failed to enforce voting rights laws, and attempted to change the census rules to flaunt the plain text of the Constitution—all in the apparent attempt to assist the President’s reelection.
  4. Fourth, at the President’s request, the Department has amplified the President’s conspiracy theories and shielded him from responsibility by blatantly misrepresenting the Mueller Report and failing to hold foreign actors accountable for their attacks on our elections—undermining both national security and the Department’s professional staff in the process.
  5. Fifth, again and again, you personally have interfered with ongoing criminal investigations to protect the President and his allies from the consequences of their actions.
  6. Finally, and perhaps most perniciously, the Department has placed the President’s political needs over the public health by challenging stay-at-home orders in the states hit hardest by the pandemic. The Department’s persistent efforts to gut the Affordable Care Act will make recovery that much harder.

Expressing open hostility towards the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t a disgrace. It’s sound judgment. Further, I’d argue that Democrats have turned a blind eye towards black-on-black crime. Republicans have expressed hostility towards the BLM movement because BLM’s founders are admitted “trained Marxists.” That isn’t racist. The rest of Nadler’s accusations plus a dollar are worth less than a dollar. The accusations are typical ‘throw everything at the wall and hope that something sticks’ Democrat special.

Michael Goodwin’s column feasts on what’s left of Nadler’s carcass:

He came, he saw, he ate their lunch. Bill Barr, denied a meal break, feasted instead on a gaggle of Democratic amateurs.

Another congressional hearing, another Dem disaster. They planned a public hanging of the attorney general and spent weeks constructing their scaffold. He is corrupt, a liar, a toady, they and their media handmaidens assured us, and the House Judiciary Committee will reveal all.

Two obstacles quickly became apparent. The first is that the Dems were led by Rep. Jerry Nadler, whose rabidness is exceeded only by his haplessness.

When it comes to train wrecks, nobody does it better than Nadler. What he’s missing in intellectual heft, he makes up for with oversized ego. It’s why Pelosi demoted him during the Democrats’ failed impeachment attempt. It isn’t a stretch to say that Nadler is the worst chairman in the history of the House Judiciary Committee.

Yesterday’s fiasco in the House Judiciary Committee was both frightening and embarrassing. Back when Republicans ran the House, committee hearings had plenty of grandstanding but they broke plenty of news, too. Tuesday’s hearing of the House Impeachment Rubberstamp Committee (that’s what it’s famous for these days) got off to a terrible start when Chairman Jerry Nadler got into a car accident on his way to the hearing. It isn’t a stretch to say that it went downhill after that. Perhaps, the accident should be viewed as an omen.

Two things became immediately clear the minute the hearing got started. First, Democrats weren’t going to let William Barr answer their questions. Next, these Democrats were going to pound home the theme that Portland’s riots were “mostly peaceful protests.” At one point, Barr interrupted the Democrats and said (I’m paraphrasing here) “This is a hearing. Shouldn’t I be heard?”

The ‘Wall of Moms’ aren’t female patriots. Reporting from Portland indicates that they’re human shields used to protect weapons-carrying Antifa/BLM rioters. That isn’t what patriots do.

The Democrats’ storyline was demolished during Steve Chabot’s questioning of AG Barr:

It was demolished when AG Barr asked the rhetorical question “The courts are under attack. Since when is it ok to try to burn down a federal court? If someone went down the street to the Prettyman Court, that beautiful courthouse we have right at the bottom of the hill, and started breaking windows and firing industrial grade fireworks to start a fire and threw in kerosene balloons and start fires in the court, is that ok? Is that ok now?”

When AG Barr tried answering the Democrats’ questions in ways that didn’t advance the Democrats’ storyline, they’d cut AG Barr off, saying that their time was limited and that they were reclaiming their time. I didn’t keep count of how often Democrats pulled that stunt but it was easily a dozen times. Barr would then politely stop his reply and let Democrats make asses of themselves:

Democrats looked like jerks and idiots throughout. When Democrats didn’t get the answer they wanted, the frequent reply was “I’m reclaiming my time.” Democrats had a storyline that they’d established and they weren’t deviating from it.

What’s disgusting is that Nadler, Lofgren and the other Democrat idiots didn’t do is propose a solution to the anarchists torching once-beautiful cities like Seattle, Portland and Chicago. Democrats spent the day insisting that federal law enforcement officers were the bad guys and that Antifa-BLM rioters were the good guys.

If you want to live with a Democrat majority that thinks that burning down “the system” is the right thing to do, just vote Democrat. If you’re a thoughtful person who cherishes peaceful streets where riots are stopped quickly, you must vote for Republicans. It’s that simple.

Bill Barr’s opening statement in his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee won’t be received well by Democrats. Hopefully, though, we won’t be treated to another stunt like Steve Cohen’s chicken stunt, a stunt so stupid that even CNN criticized him. But I digress.

Early in his opening statement, AG Barr will attack Democrats over “the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal.” The full context of that collision is found in this paragraph, which says “Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal, many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions. Judging from the letter inviting me to this hearing, that appears to be your agenda today. So let me turn to that first.”

Later, AG Barr states “The President has not attempted to interfere in these decisions. On the contrary, he has told me from the start that he expects me to exercise my independent judgment to make whatever call I think is right. That is precisely what I have done.”

This hearing will be contentious, filled with lots of fireworks. Because Jerry Nadler isn’t the brightest bulb in the Democrats’ chandelier, it isn’t likely that Democrats will lay a glove on Barr, metaphorically speaking.

It got attention — of course it did. Political stunts in Washington usually do. Videos and photos of Cohen devouring fried chicken ran everywhere, a sign that perhaps the hearing was designed to be more of a farce than a serious inquiry.

The House Judiciary Committee used to be a serious committee. With idiots like Nadler chairing the committee and Cohen acting like a clown, it’s impossible to take these Democrats seriously. That being said, it’s clear that the MSM will do its utmost to prop up these clowns. Here’s the infamous chicken scene:

Republicans, starting with Ranking Member Jim Jordan, former Ranking Member Doug Collins, former Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner and former US Attorney Ken Buck, won’t need propping up. That’s before talking about Louie Gohmert, a former Texas state judge. These are serious people.

Also noteworthy is the fact that Val Demings and Karen Bass are auditioning to be Joe Biden’s running mate. They’ll likely use this opportunity to make their case for the job.

Kathy Kersten’s article is a blistering attack against the Democrats’ newest religion, the religion of wokeness. According to Kersten, “The movement to eradicate ‘white privilege’ manifests in demands to defund police and in the toppling of statues, not only of Confederate generals, but of figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, even George Washington.”

Kersten continues, saying “What is unfolding before our eyes is a new secular religion. For all its claims of ‘inclusivity,’ this new faith is deeply intolerant. It has roots in the American past that would likely surprise its adherents: the Puritan era of our nation’s earliest religious zealots. Progressives are now engaged in doing theology without God.”

This especially bothers me:

One of Puritan theology’s core tenets is “innate depravity”, the doctrine that humans are inherently wicked as a result of original sin. The woke faith preaches an updated version: America’s original sin is white supremacy.

As a Christian, I’m convinced that, apart from God’s grace, I’m capable of doing unthinkable things. In the ‘Noah Chapter‘ of Genesis, it is written in verses 5-6 that “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”

Every man, regardless of race, is capable of disgusting evil. When the Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the church in Rome, he wrote in Chapter 3 that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” In both instances, God told us that everyone a) has sinned and b) is capable of incredible evil. Because everyone of every race, creed, color or ethnicity is included, the proper belief is that no race is exempt of committing incredible evil. That’s a little unsettling but it’s God’s truth.

Therefore, if we believe that the Bible is accurate, which I believe is the case, then the truth is that all races are capable of incredible sin. The thing about systemic racism, therefore, is that each race is totally capable of racism.

Parallels abound. One of Puritan theology’s core tenets is “innate depravity”, the doctrine that humans are inherently wicked as a result of original sin. The woke faith preaches an updated version: America’s original sin is white supremacy.

It isn’t that “America’s original sin is white supremacy.” It’s that every nation’s original sin is ignoring the Bible’s teachings. Each of us is born with a God-sized hole in our soul. If we don’t fill that hole with God, the hole remains, no matter how much stuff we throw into that hole.

It’s time to reject this newest ‘religion’ on the grounds that it’s more like a cult than a legitimate religion.

It’s apparent that St. Paul and Minneapolis teachers don’t want to return to traditional classrooms this fall. If that’s what they prefer, they should be fired. This article reports that “Twin Cities educators on Friday called on Gov. Tim Walz to delay a return to in-person instruction in the fall, saying the risks of reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic are too great.”

That’s BS according to Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. Dr. Atlas had “an I-told-you-so-moment” recently during this interview:

During that “I-told-you-so-moment”, Dr. Atlas said “the children have an extremely low risk to this disease, far less than seasonal flu. Number 2, there are massive harms closing schools to the children and those are extremely important, of course, because every policy we do, we must understand the consequences of the policy itself are.”

Later, Dr. Atlas said this:

They have acknowledged that long-distance learning is a failure, that children learn much more in person, from social gatherings, dealing with conflict resolutions, working with groups, that schools provide nutrition…

These teachers just showed their true colors. The risk isn’t “too great.” The younger the student, the less the risk is that they’re a super spreader and the less risk that they’ll get the virus. That’s a verified fact. These teachers are lying. Period. Full stop.

If Gov. Walz caves to Education Minnesota, which is definitely possible, he should be thrown out of office after one term. Putting EdMinn’s wishes ahead of these students’ needs is unforgiveable. It’s quite possible because EdMinn is a subsidiary of the DFL.

This is dishonesty at its most disgusting:

The St. Paul and Minneapolis teachers unions organized a march from J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School to the governor’s residence. Walking alongside parents and students, some carried signs that read “I can’t teach from a grave” and “Exactly how many dead kids is acceptable?”

Thus far, 1 child has died in Minnesota of COVID. As for the “I can’t teach from a grave” sign, I’ll just say that the students might be better off if they didn’t have these teachers. Minnesota, in my estimation, would be far better off without Gov. Walz and the DFL majority in the House.

CNN’s Brian Stelter, aka Humpty Dumpty, insists that the Portland are a figment of Fox’s imagination. This article is proof that Humpty is a blithering idiot. The article states “The Oregonian reported that authorities responded to reports of gunfire in downtown Portland and an apparent victim was treated at a hospital after being taken there in a private vehicle. The report pointed out that it was not immediately clear if the shooting was related to the protest, which marked its 60th consecutive night in the city.”

Then it continues, saying “Police said they found a bag containing loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails at a nearby park. A photo of the items was shared in a tweet from police late Sunday saying someone pointed out the bag to officers at Lownsdale Square Park late Sunday. No further information was immediately released. It wasn’t clear if either incident was connected to the demonstrations.”

If Portland’s peaceful protesters use these tools, then they aren’t peaceful protesters:

On July 26, 2020 while Portland Police were investigating a shots fired call near Lownsdale Square Park a passerby pointed out a suspicious bag to them. Police examined the bag and found that it contained loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails. Police recovered the bag. The origin of this ammunition and these destructive devices is under investigation.

I won’t hold my breath waiting for Humpty Dumpty to issue his apology. Let’s remember that CNN is one of the organizations that’s already settled with Nicholas Sandman for defaming him.

Portland’s rioters took to the streets for the sixtieth straight night last night. In other news, rioters presented Ted Wheeler, Portland’s spineless mayor, with this list of demands:

The progressive mayor on Wednesday night entered the chaotic epicenter of Portland to engage in listening sessions with the rioters. Instead, the crowds castigated him and presented him with a list of demands that included defunding the police and for Wheeler himself to resign.

That’s mindful of this scene from Minneapolis:

What is it about these wimpy progressive mayors? Were they built to be wimps?

Friday night on Almanac’s Roundtable, one of the subjects discussed by DFL spinmeister Abu Amara and GOP political strategist Gregg Peppin was the subject of police reform. That was a topic because Gov. Walz signed into law a police reform bill. As usual, Amara got this wrong. Amara said that Democrats insist that the bill signed this week “was just a first step in really transforming policing and I suspect, as we go into 2021 legislative session, this will continue to be a top issue.” That’s spoken like a true urbanite.

Peppin got things right in saying “in the backdrop of this agreement, Eric, is what you’re seeing in Minneapolis and what’s really turning out to be an extreme measure by the Minneapolis City Council from Minneapolis politicians, they’re moving forward. They want to defund, they want to defang the police and I’m hearing from people in suburban communities that are saying ‘enough. Enough is enough. We’re not going to go to downtown Minneapolis. We’re not going to send our children to the U of M this semester.’ There’s real concern about that.”

Let’s be clear about this as a political issue. While it’s a big deal in Minneapolis, it isn’t as big an issue in the suburbs or in rural Minnesota because this is mostly a Minneapolis problem. Here in St. Cloud, people wanted to see something done because of the George Floyd thing. Now that the signing ceremony is behind us, most people will be fine with that. In St. Cloud, we haven’t had the problems that Minneapolis has had.

Things are reaching crisis stage in Minneapolis, though:

An email that was obtained by The New York Times said that the department would not “be going back to business as usual.” Commander Scott Gerlicher, head of the Special Operations and Intelligence Division, wrote in the email to supervisors this month that, “Due to significant staffing losses of late,” the department was “looking at all options” for responding to calls, including shift, schedule and organizational changes. He also included in the email that they were “looking for reasonable and safe alternatives to police services in some areas.”

TRANSLATION: People are leaving so fast that we can’t replace them. That isn’t all, though:

“Cops have not been to the work level of before, but it’s not a slowdown,” said Walker. “They’re just not being as proactive because they know they’re not supported in case something bad happens.”

Tensions between the city and its Police Department come as crime is on the rise, according to the Boston website. There have been 16 homicides since June 1, more than twice as many as during the same period last year. Violent crime is up by 20% compared with the same stretch a year ago.

Things are getting worse in Minneapolis because the police know that Mayor Frey and the City Council are looking for opportunities to criticize the police. Why stick your neck out when the powers-that-be want to put it in a guillotine?

Antifa is perfectly willing to threaten or intimidate virtually anyone, including Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security. This article tells the story of ‘protesters’ showing up at Secretary Wolf’s home:

Protesters marched to Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, on Sunday to demand an end to the deployment of federal officers in response to unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Demonstrators began to gather at an intersection near Wolf’s home in Alexandria on Sunday morning at around 10:15 a.m.

That’s roughly the time Secretary Wolf started his interview with Maria Bartiromo. Anyone thinking that that’s a coincidence is kidding themselves.

Marching under the “Shut Down D.C.” banner, they then made their way to the DHS chief’s home where activists were pictured gathering outside with signs that read “Resist Trump’s Troops” and “No more teargas, no more tearing families apart.”

“We know there are no career consequences for these men and women. We know there are no financial consequences for these men and women. We know there are no legal consequences for these men and women. We must make social consequences for these men and women,” one protester could be heard saying in video posted to Twitter by journalist Julio Rosas.

There aren’t any consequences for protecting law-abiding citizens. That’s what DHS officers have done thus far. PS- There shouldn’t be consequences for protecting law-abiding citizens. There should only be consequences for law-breaking citizens.

In recent days, Wolf has faced growing scrutiny over his role in overseeing the deployment of federal law enforcement to Portland, where officers have clashed with demonstrators for weeks.

It isn’t enough to highlight the fact that Portland doesn’t have a protest problem. Portland has a rioting problem even though CNN’s Brian Stelter insists that it’s a “gross exaggeration. It just is.”

Oh really, Mr. Stelter?

An official with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service said several officers sustained serious eye injuries after protesters pointed lasers in their eyes. According to FOX 13, Deputy Director of Operations Richard Cline said officers were putting out fires set by protesters when they were accosted with lasers.

“When officers responded to put out these fires, glass bottles were thrown and lasers, which can cause permanent blindness, were shined in their eyes,” Cline told FOX 13. “We have three officers who currently have eye injuries and they may not recover sight in those eyes from those laser attacks.” The FPS has since purchased anti-laser glasses officers are now wearing, according to FOX 13.

DHS’s FPS division showed up to put out fires. Those fires have been confirmed by videos from the ground. If Humpty Dumpty wants to dispute the authenticity of the video, have at it.

Further, the fires confirm that the violence is real. There’s a portion of the night that’s used by protesters. Unfortunately for the Democrats’ storyline, those protesters support what the rioters are doing. The faux protesters are used to tie up officers while the rioters sneak in supplies for the riot during the dark of night.

John Solomon’s latest article provides proof positive that voter fraud is real. Notice that I didn’t say it vehemently alleges voter fraud. Instead, I said that it “provides proof positive” that it is real.

The first case mentioned is from Philadelphia:

Philly Fraud Case Expands

The U.S. Justice Department this past week charged former Democratic congressman Michael Myers with stuffing ballot boxes, bribing an elected official, falsifying records, obstructing justice and voting multiple times in federal elections in Philadelphia. Myers was the second official charged in the scheme.

Domenick DeMuro, a Democratic ward chairman in that city, admitted in a plea deal that he had “fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear,” prosecutors said.

That’s called a finding of fact. This isn’t an allegation. Further, there’s proof that federal or local prosecutors threatened to terrorize DeMuro’s family if he didn’t confess to a crime he didn’t commit.

Then there’s this:

New Jersey mail-in ballot scheme exposed

Four New Jersey residents, including one city council member and one city councilmen-elect in Patterson, N.J., were charged last month in what state officials was a mail-in ballot fraud scheme. The four were charged with multiple crimes including voting fraud, tampering with public records and unauthorized possession of multiple vote-by-mail ballots.

This won’t end well for these elected officials. The trial hasn’t started but there’s lots of evidence against the 4 N.J. residents to convict them.

Alabama Absentee Fraud

In 2019, former Gordon, Ala., Mayor Elbert Melton was convicted of absentee ballot fraud in a mayoral race he won by just 16 votes. Melton was sentenced recently to one year in prison and two years of probation after his conviction on charges of absentee ballot fraud and second-degree theft of property.

I could extend this but I’ll close with this:

Wisconsin county supervisor admits to ballot fraud

Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West, 47, pleaded guilty in 2018 to election fraud for falsifying signatures on petitions to qualify for the spring election. Prosecutors said several people whose names appear on West’s nomination petition told a detective they never signed. Two even said the printed name next to their bogus signatures were not spelled correctly.

It’s worth your while to read the entire article.

Theoretically, only adults vote in elections. As such, we’re perfectly capable of voting in person. We understanding wearing a mask, social distancing and washing our hands frequently. This isn’t rocket science. Minor adjustments, at most, are required.