What Unmitigated Bullshit: How The Lying Basterds In Media Screw Up Your Brain
I’m procrastinating like mad so, of course, I’m watching cat videos — and I may have come across the best one of all.
It all started nine years ago when a stray cat wandered up to someone’s door and made some demands.
I like vocalizing animals, so I thought this video, standing alone, was pretty good. Little did I know, though, what would happen when Conor Broderick, who is a freakin’ musical genius, got his hands on that video. Honestly, I’m seeing a Grammy Award here:
And as a bonus video, this has nothing to do with cats but it still made me laugh — and if I don’t show it to you today, I’ll forget to show it to you later:
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben’s rice brand is getting a new name: Ben’s Original.
Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype. Packaging with the new name will hit stores next year.
“We listened to our associates and our customers and the time is right to make meaningful changes across society,” said Fiona Dawson, global president for Mars Food, multisales and global customers. “When you are making these changes, you are not going to please everyone. But it’s about doing the right thing, not the easy thing.”
Several companies have retired racial imagery from their branding in recent months, a ripple effect from the Black Lives Matters protests over the police killing of George Floyd and other African Americans.
Quaker Oats announced in June that it would drop Aunt Jemima from syrup and pancake packages, responding to criticism that the character’s origins were based the “mammy,” a black woman content to serve her white masters. Quaker said packages without the Aunt Jemima image will start to appear in stores by the end of the year, although the company has not revealed the new logo.
The owner of Eskimo Pie has also said it will change its name and marketing of the nearly century-old chocolate-covered ice cream bar. Beyond food brands, the Washington NFL franchise dropped the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo amid pressure from sponsors including FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America.
Geechie Boy Mill, a family-owned operation in South Carolina that makes locally-grown and milled white grits, is also planning a name change. Geechie is a dialect spoken mainly by the descendants of African-American slaves who settled on the Ogeechee river in Georgia, according to Merriam-Webster.com.
“We are in the process of changing our name and have developed a whole new brand. We look forward to sharing it with the public,” said Greg Johnsman, owner of Geechie Boy Mill.
Mars had announced in the summer that the Uncle Ben’s brand would “evolve.”
Since the 1940s, the rice boxes have featured a white-haired Black man, sometimes with a bow tie, an image critics say evokes servitude. Mars has said the face was originally modeled after a Chicago maitre d’ named Frank Brown. In a short-lived 2007 marketing campaign, the company elevated Uncle Ben to chairman of a rice company.
Dawson said months of conversations with employees, customer studies and other stakeholders led the company to settle on “Ben’s Original. She said the company is still deciding on an image to accompany the new name.
Mars also announced several other initiatives, including a $2 million investment in culinary scholarships for aspiring Black chefs in partnership with the National Urban League. It also is planning a $2.5 million investment in nutritional and education programs for students in Greenville, Mississippi, the majority African-American city where the rice brand has been produced for more than 40 years.
Mars said it has set a goal of increasing the ranks of racial minorities in U.S. management positions by 40%. The company did not give a timeframe for reaching that number.
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AP Writer Dee-Ann Durbin in Detroit contributed to this story.
COVID-19 can cause a fever, but nothing like the fever of hysteria gripping broadcast and social media over hydroxychloroquine, a potential treatment for the Wuhan flu. Ever since President Trump mentioned hydroxy as a possible therapeutic, the media have castigated it as worse than rat poison. They’ve criticized any use of it in a constant barrage of fear porn, telling everyone that this 60-year-old drug would kill anyone who dared take it.
When Trump mentioned he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative, Fox News crank Neil Cavuto had a seizure, telling his audience, “I cannot stress enough. This will kill you.” Tell that to those Americans taking hydroxy to the tune of five million prescriptions written each year.
Hydroxy was FDA-approved in 1955 and is taken for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. FDA approval means the approved drug is both efficacious and safe. All of a sudden, after 60 years, the FDA decided hydroxy is no longer safe because of, “serious heart rhythm problems and other safety issues, including blood and lymph system disorders, kidney injuries, and liver problems and failure.” If it is so unsafe, why did the FDA not rescind its 60-year-old approval?
It is worth noting that diseases treated by hydroxy for the past half century can cause these problems as well. As can COVID, which if severe, can also cause death. So, the FDA deems it safe to treat those sick with lupus and autoimmune diseases with hydroxy but not those sick or hospitalized with COVID.
That makes much sense as blaming both heat and cold, blizzards and droughts, on global warming. But that’s what happens when medicine is practiced by bureaucrats beholden not to science but to politics.
Several days ago, a group of physicians called“America’s Frontline Doctors held a press conference in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building discussing the Chinese coronavirus and hydroxychloroquine. One physician in particular, Dr Stella Immanuel, gave an impassioned shout-out for hydroxy:
I’m here because I have personally treated over 350 patients with COVID. Patients that have diabetes, patients that have high blood pressure, patients that have asthma, old people … I think my oldest patient is 92 … 87-year old. And the result has been the same. I put them on hydroxychloroquine, I put them on zinc, I put them on Zithromax, and they’re all well.
All of you doctors that are waiting for data, if six months down the line you actually found out that this data shows that this medication works, how about your patients that have died? You want a double-blinded study where people are dying? It’s unethical. So guys, we don’t need to die. There is a cure for COVID.
From the media’s reaction, you might have thought she was recommending bloodletting or exorcism as a cure for cancer and heart disease. The video of this press conference was promptly removed from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Those tweeting or retweeting the video found their accounts suspended, including Donald Trump, Jr.
Even President Trump’s retweet of the viral press conference video was removed. But the video was noticed by more than conservatives. Liberal Madonna tweeted the video featuring Dr. Immanuel and Instagram removed her post, calling it “false information” or a “conspiracy theory”.
Yet with a straight face, the media to this day claim that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election, despite a two-year special counsel investigation, and no one else for that matter, producing one iota of evidence to back that claim. But this “conspiracy theory” and “false information” is broadcast daily on CNN and MSNBC.
Not content with censorship, the media attacked the messenger, Dr. Immanuel, slamming her religious views and some supposed previous comments on alien DNA. Before CNN makes fun of alien DNA ,they should investigate further, “The Pentagon has reportedly found off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.”
It is also rich that the media is attacking Dr. Immanuel, an immigrant woman of color, three pillars of the holy grail of intersectionality that the left bows down to. It seems the Democrat media machine just exposed their underbelly of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Dr. Immanuel holds a Texas medical license in good standing with no disciplinary or malpractice actions against her, yet to the media she is a fraud.
Twitter has no problem promoting endless disproven claims of Russian collusion. Or medical claims of living forever as this Twitter ad implies for a wellness drink. Yet a potential treatment for the worst viral pandemic in a century is considered a conspiracy?
Some studies say hydroxy doesn’t work, like giving hydroxy to patients too sick to benefit, already on a ventilator, as in the VA study. Other studies found safety concerns and were published in prestigious medical journals like The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine, only to be discovered to be bogus and retracted. Still other studies, as from the Henry Ford Health System noted that hydroxy cut the death rate in half.
This chart from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons shows a much lower case fatality rate in countries where hydroxy is allowed and encouraged rather than banned or discouraged.
Credit: AAPS Online, fair use
The baseball pitcher, “Dr. Fauci says all the ‘valid’ scientific data shows hydroxychloroquine isn’t effective in treating coronavirus.” Perhaps he missed the Henry Ford study. Or conveniently forgot last March when asked if he would prescribe hydroxy he said, “Yeah, of course, particularly if people have no other option.” What other options are there? A ventilator? The morgue?
The science isn’t settled as science rarely is. Coffee caused cancer until it was found beneficial in prolonging life. Butter was a killer until it became healthy. In the big scheme of risk versus benefit, hydroxy, in the opinion of this physician, falls on the benefit side. Ultimately, it’s about choice, that of the patient and their doctor.
Why then all the hysteria about hydroxy? One reason is that President Trump touted it. That’s enough reason to be against it. Other potential treatments have been suggested for COVID, including Remdesivir, statins, and antacids. These were promoted by prominent institutions including Columbia University and Massachusetts General Hospital, but none of them have panned out as a successful treatment. And all have side effects, some serious.
Were proponents castigated and cancelled? Were Fox News anchors telling viewers that statins will kill you? Would these potential but failed treatments have been maligned by the media if Trump had suggested them rather than simply ignoring them when they didn’t pan out?
The other reason is that the Democrat media complex doesn’t want a successful treatment. They are quite happy pushing fear porn of rising positive cases while ignoring falling hospitalizations and deaths. They prefer the population cowering in fear, distancing, wearing masks and soon face shields, banned from church but encouraged to protest, loot and riot. They want businesses and schools closed, making Americans as miserable as possible ahead of the November election.
How many deaths can be laid at the feet of the media and Democrat officials, stopping a potential treatment as a means of influencing an upcoming election? These people are sick and hopefully there will be a reckoning for those complicit in needless death by suppressing a possible therapeutic. Was it ever about the virus or just about the election?
Brian C. Joondeph, M.D., is a Denver-based physician and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in American Thinker, Daily Caller, Rasmussen Reports, and other publications. Follow him on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Parler, and QuodVerum.
Terence Monahan, New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department, was injured Wednesday after protesters demonstrating the death of George Floyd attacked a group of officers on the Brooklyn Bridge, according to law enforcement.
The New York Post states:
Monahan received “non-life threatening injuries” during the scuffle and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
A police source said Monahan’s hand was injured and required stitches after protesters attacked NYPD officers with a chain during the morning rally. At least two other officers were also injured.
At least 10 protesters were arrested during the bridge march, another police source said.
The NYPD’s official news account shared photos and video of the attack to social media:
The attack on Monahan came just one day after he said in an interview that there’s “a feeling on the street that the police are handcuffed,” and “are fearful that they may be arrested if they take some proactive-type enforcement.”
“[T]here’s a lot of different factors into it. We’ve mentioned bail reform and COVID releases, but just as importantly, if not more importantly, is the animosity towards the police that was generated after the Floyd protests,” he told New York’s 1010 WINS. “The new law that was passed by the city council has cops hesitant. They are fearful that they may be arrested if they take some proactive-type enforcement. The disbanding of anti-Crime, obviously, has a huge effect. Those are our best cops out on the street, grabbing guns. So, there’s a feeling that it’s safe to carry a gun on the street.”
Monahan made headlines when he took a knee before protesters in Washington Square Park last month.
Wednesday attack comes in the wake of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) confirming that he will slash $1 billion from the budget of NYPD, despite a surge in shootings in the wake of protests and violent unrest.
Americans are not afraid of the cowardly mob of domestic terrorists known as Black Lives Matter. Thank God we hung tough in not allowing Democrats and fake news media to repeal our Second Amendment right to bear arms. Everyday Americans are scratching their heads, terrified, and livid over BLM’s extraordinary political power.
Who has gifted this anti-American racial hate group the power to destroy monuments with impunity — the power to intimidate politicians to swiftly remove monuments BLM deem offensive — the power to silence any opposition by getting people fired – the power to demand that airports, colleges and etc. be renamed – the power to demand that politicians grovel while kneeling in worship to BLM? The short answer to the source of BLM’s super-power is fake news media.
Fake news medias’ bogus reporting has corporations and politicians believing a majority of Americans are filled with white guilt and therefore support BLM and their absurd demands. Consequently, whatever BLM wants, BLM gets. Supportive and fearful corporations have given BLM $400 million to bludgeon mainstream America into surrendering to BLM’s mission to transform America into a socialist/communist nation.
Everywhere I turn, I hear extremely angry and frustrated Americans screaming for someone to begin telling BLM, “Hell No!”
I salute Mayor Ben Rozier of Bloomingdale, Georgia for kicking off the pushback by refusing the city council and BLM’s demand that he resign for his truthful post on Facebook. Mayor Rozier’s post is titled “Privilege.”
“What is privilege? … Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job. Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance. Privilege is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.
“Privilege is living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.
“Privilege is the ability to go march against, and protest against anything that triggers you, without worry about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.
“Privilege is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.
“Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after school program… all at no cost to you… paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! …you know, us so called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!”
BLM protesters’ and the Bloomingdale city council’s heads exploded over Mayor Rozier daring to state the truth. Anarchists deem speaking the truth unacceptable.
I have witnessed at first hand….
…the truthfulness of Mayor Rozier’s post. In 1993, I resigned from my position as art department supervisor at WJZ-TV in Baltimore to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter. Shockingly, the IRS immediately hit me with a huge self-employment tax.
My cousin Tom was a lifelong drug addict and serial impregnator, causing numerous out-of-wedlock births. Tom invited me to see his new free government-funded townhouse. He also received free drugs for his addiction, along with healthcare and food stamps. I thought, “The government is actually funding this guy’s irresponsible lifestyle choices.” Tom was a black man living a privileged life. Meanwhile, the government was financially penalizing me for branching out on my own.
BLM protesters are all over media absurdly claiming that all whites enjoy unfair white privilege and attacking them for it.
I thought about a wonderful kindly elderly white gentleman whom I will call “Pop.” With all the wicked BLM craziness going on, I will not mention his name. I learned that Pop is a beloved legend in the tiny town Mary and I moved to a few years ago.
Several months ago, when I first met ever-smiling Pop, we were outside a local store. He said, “At nine years old, I milked nine cows every morning before school and nine cows after school. My pay was $5 a week.” I thought, “I guess this guy never got the memo about his white privilege.”
Recently, I bumped into Pop at the post office. He grabbed my hand giving me a hearty handshake, “How you doin’, young man?” Pop walks in tiny baby steps. He said, “I cut four lawns this morning.” I asked, “How in the world did you find energy to do that? Pop chuckled, “I’m only 89 years old.” This is a man who has worked hard his entire life and simply does not know any other way to live.
BLM claiming that Pop owes them and must kneel to them because of his white privilege is absurd. But most of all, BLM’s demands are evil. Everyday Americans must say, “No!” putting an end to BLM’s takeover of America immediately.
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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The irony is the couple are hardcore Democrats – party of gun control. Even so, they had every right to protect and defend their home.But the Democrat AG in that state doesn’t agree.
Epoch Times reports:
A couple in St. Louis stepped outside their mansion on Sunday and wielded firearms after a group of activists broke through a gate to enter the private neighborhood. Video footage shows the group, protesting against the city’s mayor, entering an area clearly marked “Private Street.”
As the group moved by their home, the couple, identified as Mark and Patricia McCloskey, appeared on their back porch and told the activists to move on.
Shortly thereafter, the couple moved onto an area near their front door and continued urging the group not to stop. Activists can be heard shouting “eat the rich” and “why are you threatening us?” Some threatened to enter the home.
After shouting at the couple for at least 10 minutes, the group continued on to Krewson’s house. Video footage did not show any of the activists attempting to move toward the couple’s home.
A St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman told The Epoch Times that police officers responded to a 911 call at the location around 7:20 p.m.
“The victims stated they were on their property when they heard a loud commotion coming from the street. When the victims went to investigate the commotion, they observed a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with ‘No Trespassing’ and ‘Private Street’ signs,” a police incident summary said.
“Once through the gate, the victims advised the group that they were on a private street and trespassing and told them to leave. The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims. When the victims observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves and contacted police. The investigation is ongoing.”
An investigation into what happened is ongoing.
In a statement sent to news outlets, the McCloskeys said they “acted lawfully” by remaining on their property, which sits on what they described as a private gated lane in St. Louis.
“Their actions were borne solely of fear and apprehension, the genesis of which was not race related. In fact, the agitators responsible for the trepidation were white,” the statement said.
Armed St. Louis protesters broke iron gate, threatened couple before they drew their own guns, attorney says
‘We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed,’ homeowner said
By Stephanie Pagones | Fox News June 29, 2020:
St. Louis couple seen pointing guns at protesters marching toward mayor’s home
A Missouri couple under fire for brandishing guns in the front yard of their home as protesters passed told police the group broke a gate to get onto the private street, and the pair say they only retrieved their firearms when they spotted “multiple” people who were already armed, department records show.
Al Watkins, an attorney for Mark McCloskey, 63, and his 61-year-old wife, Patricia, said the protest was largely peaceful and the pair did not bring their guns outside of the home until two men in particular, both of whom were white, started menacing them.
The McCloskeys, he said, were hesitant to come forward with the full story out of fear that they would “disparage the importance of Black Lives Matter.”
“At the time, their fear was, these people, two in particular, that were marching along with the Black Lives Matter protest participants – all peaceful. They were acting in a fashion inconsistent with the message being given,” Watkins said. “My clients were not arming themselves against peaceful protesters, they were arming themselves about people with a really bad motive, a motive that runs afoul of the fundamental tenets of our country.”
After the couple brought the guns outside, Watkins said, others began threatening them, unaware of the reason behind the couple’s interpreted need to arm themselves.
“My clients, though, had to deal with comments that were from two individuals that were perpetrating these acts of violence and, not charging, but coming toward them and doing so in a fashion that was threatening, menacing, and in a fashion inconsistent with the Black Lives Matter message.”
The pair called the St. Louis Police Department shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday. They told arriving officers that they had heard a “commotion” and, upon investigating further, “observed a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with ‘No Trespassing’ and ‘Private Street’ signs,” according to an incident summary provided to Fox News by the department.
However, a video showed the protesters walking through the gate and it was unclear when it was damaged.
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We are law abiding.
We don’t march, protest, burn down our neighborhood stores, loot, steal, jump on people who disagree with us and beat the crap out of them, or any of that Liberal, Loving, Communist, Equality Bullshit.
We are Conservatives.
We grew up with the daily threat of Rooskies (Russians) tossing a hundred or so atomic and hydrogen bombs our way. We lived with thermonuclear death, 24 hours, every day. We became inured.
Ergo, these little commies in the streets, and these so-called, ANTIFEW, marching, rioting, and torching—they are NOTHING.
They are nothing, compared to our lives—lived between 1945 and the fall of the old Soviet Union (that would be the Russians) in 1991.
However, the fight to-the-death, for World Domination, only shifted to new grounds. Mikhail Gorbachev, the old Soviet Leader, merely moved into the Global Warming arena, and continued his battle for World Domination, via his “new” organization: http://www.gorbyfond.org/index-en.htm
“Back in 1996, the former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev expressed the real truth behind the Global Warming agenda. He said that using climate alarmism could advance the socialist Marxist objectives to restore the power of government.
“The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”
Essentially, this was revealing what I have encountered many times. You create an emergency and then convince the people they MUST surrender more freedom to be safe.
What Gorbachev was sayings was, in reality, a path to restoring the U.S.S.R.’s economic and political power.” https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/climate/global-warming-agenda-to-create-authoritarian-government/
The only people “protesting” in that oldtimey era of Soviet (Russian) nuclear threats, were the “peaceniks,” or liberals of the epoch.
They were just as crazed, fearless, and dedicated as Liberals seem today.
But they disguised it better. They MASKED it. They covered it up more, so they would seem more “acceptable.”
Acceptable to you and me. To the average person.
Now, however, the more crazed and rampant a communist seems to be—the better their resume seems to the world mass-media.
To the mass-media, who seem to be Self-Anointed Beloved High Priests of today. Also, to movie stars, teevee stars, entertainers, sportsmen, sportswomen, gays, lesbians, sportswymyn, criminals, convicts, complainers, racists, gripers, moaners, and to all the dumbass others.
Nobody is slaughtered. Nobody slaughters the dumbass skanks.
Nobody stops it.
At least, not to date.
“…Instead of asking for evidence…ask for the dots: connect them.
“Our story has already ended….” —QUANTUM TIME, Book Three
A well-planned, modern article published in a reputable venue will cite stark examples and reasonably analyze the data.
I don’t do that. I think it’s because I have a short attention span or something.
Or maybe it’s because for 35 years as a street private detective I Was pretty much alone, and had to make life and death decisions on-the-spot. I mean—they could have killed me as easily as take my gun, badge, and freedom. I was at their mercy.
But, okay, yeah—no, not those times I maybe went across the table screaming at them (city and state police, feds, lawyers—those), I was not at their mercy then, no. I even framed some of the letters of apology I received.
BE THAT as it may, however, it has nothing to do with current events. Remember “current events” in school?
Oh…that’s right, you had to have been born in—what—about 1945 for that? Try telling the truth in school About “current events” today and they may have you arrested. Or marked, for life. Or destroyed. Or whatever.
It’s about how BLM and the Left are trying for deification. They seem to crave holy oil and anointing as gods. Their willing allies in the mass media, in Hollywood, in TeeVee shows, government, politics, sports, song, dance, and pornography all praise them and blare their goodness to the highest prominence.
So are they approaching deification? Do I believe it?
What this article is about is: kids, it LOOKS like they outnumber us, and are “winning.” But they are not.
It’s just more of their bullshit. A faked reality.
Like in that movie, THE MATRIX: the Left has created an alternate reality they believe in enough to actually live it. So that looks to us like they have already won, and like they are legion in their beliefs.
They are actually in a minority as a group.
I mean NOBODY wants what these cruds profess to want, am I right? Communism? Defund the police? BLM in charge? Joe “Let Me Smell You” Biden, or even Nancy Pelosi, as President?
Nah. We don’t want that.
Everybody already knows all these Things have just been tries at getting rid of Trump.
He’s in the way of their eternal personal power, wealth, and influence. I mean—they voted themselves their own private medical plans and insurance, their Way-overly-generous retirement plans, armed guards, and benefits out the wazoo. They even voted themselves the “right” to Insider Trading, fer chrissakes.
But the point is this: everything they’ve thrown at Trump to “remove” him has failed. It’s actually all even served to strengthen him. To make him more electable in the eyes of us, The Many, Who Matter.
…if Trump were to unleash the military arm and shoot people down in the streets…that might do it. Maybe not, but it might.
So—kids—don’t look for Trump to “start something.”
He may have to step in a “finish it,” if the Left gets their ardent wish for a bloody civil war.
Just worry about yourselves, your families, and what you will do.
When your time comes.
Because it will happen.
Sooner than you think.