And, so it begins.

As I predicted, the capitol protest was just the beginning.

And they still don’t get it, or refuse to.

And, again, by “they” I mean our pompous politicians, our ever-diligent and ever-disingenuous news media, and “the treasonous, lying, swamp” in general, regarding the protesters coming to Washington…, and now the protesters across the country.

According to Stephen Sorace of Fox News, “As pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, others supporting the president gathered in state capitals nationwide to oppose President-elect Joe Biden’s win, leading to the evacuations of some statehouses and lawmakers.”

But, of course, there has been NO indications of election fraud anywhere…, and, this was the MOST secure election in history.

“The chaos in the nation’s capital came as hundreds of people gathered in state capitals from Georgia to New Mexico, with many carrying flags and waving signs that read ‘Stop the steal’ and ‘Four more years.’ Some carried guns in places like Oklahoma, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Washington state.”

“While most demonstrations were peaceful, there were reports of scuffles breaking out in states like Utah, Oregon and California.”

“Scuffles.”

Isn’t “scuffle” a nice word?

It makes you think of something between dancing and wrestling.

Getting back to the protests…, “In Washington state, dozens of protesters, some of whom were armed, broke through a gate at the Washington governor’s mansion in Olympia and gathered on the lawn for about 30 minutes before being cleared from the area.”

“The crowd carried signs saying ‘Stop the steal’ and ‘Trump won 2020.’ They were heard repeating baseless allegations of election fraud.”

Your immediate assessment that these were “baseless allegations,” is quite troubling, Stephen Sorace.

I don’t recall anything protesters said being labeled as “baseless” regarding BLM or ANTIFA protests.

I don’t recall any of the claims surrounding the great Russian collusion hoax being described as “baseless.”

The list could go on.

The point is, conservative complaints are usually dismissed as “baseless,” immediately, while liberal accusations are treated as gospel…, and you should probably just concentrate on reporting what happened, without assuming the role of judge, jury, or executioner.

“Protesters had earlier gathered outside the state Capitol to demand a recount of the U.S. presidential election and the state’s gubernatorial election.”

In Michigan, the state capitol building was briefly evacuated to investigate a bomb threat.

In Utah, “As several hundred protesters gathered outside the state Capitol building in Salt Lake City, Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson sent staff home as a precautionary measure.”

“Some of the protesters were armed and many did not wear masks or follow social distancing.”

Uh, excuse me…, pardon me…, but apparently you didn’t get the memo that masks or social distancing practices were suspended where protesting was concerned.  At least that was the case all summer long at BLM protests.

Anyway, “The demonstrations remained mostly peaceful, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported. However, Salt Lake Tribune photographer Rick Egan said he was pepper-sprayed by a demonstrator who taunted him for wearing a mask and shoved him as he was shooting video of the protest.”

In California, “A pro-Trump rally near City Hall in downtown Los Angeles began peacefully, but turned violent after police declared it an unlawful assembly, FOX11 Los Angeles reported.”

“Shouting matches and fistfights broke out between small groups of protesters and counter-protesters, according to the station. Police arrested six people.”

In Oklahoma, “Hundreds of pro-Trump supporters crowded on the steps of the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, waving flags and signs saying ‘Stop the steal’ to protest the certification vote of Biden.”

In New Mexico, “The arrival of a caravan of hundreds of flag-waving Trump supporters in vehicles and on horseback prompted the New Mexico police to evacuate staff from a Statehouse building as a precautionary measure as chaos and violence broke out in Washington, D.C.”

Was this a protest, or a scene from the Thanksgiving Day Parade?!

“Demonstrators sang ‘God Bless America,’ honked horns and wrongly announced on a megaphone that Trump was the rightful election winner.”

Here we go with the with the assumption of the role of judge, jury, or executioner, again.

“A spokesman [You mean spokesperson, right?] for [democrat] Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said there were no indications of threats or unrest at the Statehouse, KRQE-TV reported.”

“Georgia’s Republican [RINO] Secretary of State Brad [Benedict Arnold] Raffensperger and his staff evacuated their offices at the Capitol as about 100 protesters gathered outside, some armed with long guns.”

Good call, Brad.

You should maybe consider vacating your office permanently.

“In Colorado, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock ordered city agencies to close buildings after hundreds gathered in front of the Capitol building for a protest against the election results.”

In Oregon, “Protesters scuffled [there’s that word again] with counter-protesters at the Oregon Capitol in Salem as riot police moved in.”

So, again, why were all of the people out there protesting in Washington D.C. and across the country?

BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL TIRED OF HAVING TO PUT UP WITH ALL OF THE LIBERAL AND ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN BS, WHILE HAVING NO RECOURSE NOW, SINCE THE ELECTION PROCESS HAS APPARENTLY BEEN COMPROMISED, AND NOBODY SEEMS TO CARE!  

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They still don’t get it!

And, again, by “they” I mean our wonderful politicians, our ever-diligent news media, and “the swamp” in general, regarding the protesters coming to Washington.

Let me begin by giving Vice President Mike Pence a shout-out for his contribution at the Senate’s electoral vote session!   

Hey…, I know!

Maybe, if the DOJ and FBI had done their jobs investigating election fraud, there would have been no need for the protesters to come to Washington.

How about that?

And former Attorney General Bill Barr has the nerve to say, “President Donald Trump’s conduct…, was a betrayal of his office and supporters.”

If anyone betrayed his office, it was you, Barr.   

In a statement to The Associated Press (AP), Barr said Thursday that, “orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.”

What’s wrong with “pressuring Congress” to uphold The Constitution?

You should have tried it yourself more often.

The AP continued by saying, “Barr was one of Trump’s most loyal and ardent defenders in the Cabinet.”

Wait for it…, wait for it…

Excuse me, but I had to stop laughing before I could continue!

With friends like that, who needs enemies?!

Can we get any “fact checkers” to validate that statement?

Oops…, I forgot that “fact checkers” only “fact check” statements made by conservatives.

Fact checking the “fake news” is not allowed.

The Ap continues by saying, “Barr resigned last month amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into Biden’s son.”

“Baseless claims,” huh?

I think you would have to actually do some investigating before you could determine the claims were “baseless.”

All you would’ve had to do was pretend you were checking into election fraud, and that may have been enough.

But you couldn’t even be bothered to do that.  

Maybe, if The Supreme Court had even bothered to hear Texas’ lawsuit, which was backed by 17 other states by the way, there would have been no need for the protesters to come to Washington.

But no one even wanted to hear about election fraud, and all of our concerns were dismissed out of hand.

Texas and the other 17 states’ concerns were just completely unfounded and unworthy of even listening to their concerns.

Again, all The Supreme Court would’ve had to do was consider the states’ concerns of election fraud, and that may have been enough.

But they couldn’t even be bothered to do that. 

Were they afraid of having to consider the truth?

It sure seems that way.

This is why the protesters showed up in Washington.

THEY WERE ALL TIRED OF HAVING TO PUT UP WITH ALL OF THE LIBERAL AND ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN BS, WHILE HAVING NO RECOURSE NOW, SINCE THE ELECTION PROCESS HAS APPARENTLY BEEN COMPROMISED, AND NOBODY SEEMS TO CARE!   

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They just don’t get it!

And by “they” I mean our wonderful politicians and the ever-diligent news media.

I hate to be so cynical, but how can anyone not be?

As I listened to the media interviewing their usual list of commentators and numerous congresspeople and senators, to get their reactions regarding the events of the day (the capitol protests), I was amazed that none of them even knew the right question to ask.

As they all categorically condemned any sort of violence as a solution…, and I’m assuming they all know our country was born out of a revolution.

They responded to questions like:

“How could the capitol building, “the peoples” building (That’s a good one!), have been breached so quickly and easily?

“How could the DC police not have been prepared, knowing that such a big crowd was expected?”

THE QUESTION THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED IS, “WHY DID ALL OF THESE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO COME TO WASHINGTON AND PROTEST FROM ALL ACROSS OUR COUNTRY?”

Well, I’ll tell you why…,

BECAUSE THEY’RE ALL TIRED OF HAVING TO PUT UP WITH ALL OF THE LIBERAL AND ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN BS, WHILE HAVING NO RECOURSE NOW, SINCE THE ELECTION PROCESS HAS APPARENTLY BEEN COMPROMISED!   

THAT’S WHY!

All of these prima donnas in Washington don’t seem to understand that the very cornerstone of our republic is the belief that we allow ourselves to be governed by people who were freely and fairly elected.

If that cornerstone is allowed to be, or intentionally, undermined, we have a serious, serious, problem…, and we are on the verge of losing our country.

THAT’S WHY WE SAW THE CAPITOL PROTESTS!

Americans don’t respond well when we’re told to just shut-up and bend over.  

These political charlatans in Washington can look the other way all they want, and pretend election fraud didn’t happen…, but most of us out here are choosing to believe our own lying eyes and our own common sense.    

I feel confident in saying that, if all of the election concerns are not addressed quickly and effectively, the capitol protest will just be the first of many protests.   

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I thought protests were good?

Even “protests” that included vandalism, looting, burning, and attacking police officers.

Repeatedly, we were told how these people must be allowed to protest, and if we disagreed we were racist and unamerican. 

While protesters occupied the capitol today, I heard commentators wonder where republicans were who were denouncing this behavior?

Really?

Excuse me, but while we watched cities burn this summer, for months and months, did we hear any democrats talk out against their behavior?

And these people were “protesting” the unfortunate death of an individual in police custody.

The capitol protesters are protesting the unconstitutional election practices, and election fraud in some of the states, and the potential death of democracy in our country, if we choose to look the other way and allow a stealing of an election to happen.  

While someone’s death is a sad thing, the death of our country would seem much more protest worthy.

Just sayin’.

Joe Biden came out today saying how “we are so much better than this,” and how “this behavior must end immediately.”

Oh…, well, hello Joe. 

You didn’t say a word for months while BLM and ANTIFA were allowed to do whatever they wanted to in cities across our country. 

I guess all protests are not created equal, huh?

When conservatives protest, that needs to be squashed immediately, right?

We also heard a woman was shot in the capitol by security police there. 

I’ll be interested to hear how heavily armed she was.

These are just my initial thoughts.

Stay tuned for more tomorrow as we learn more.

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Brad “Benedict Arnold” Raffensperger.

In case you don’t know, I’m talking about Brad Raffensperger, the supposed republican, and the Georgia Secretary of State.

The same secretary of state who denies any irregularities occurred during the Georgia presidential election.

The same secretary of state who cut a backroom deal with Stacey Abrams (Georgia politician, lawyer, and voting rights [really election fraud] activist, who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017.) which basically removed any accountability requirements for mail-in ballots, without the approval from the state legislature, which would be unconstitutional, if anyone would care to notice.  

The same secretary of state who refuses to release any of their data from the election, and the same secretary of state who, along with their RINO (Republican in Name Only) governor, Brian kemp, has not allowed a special session of their own legislature to investigate the allegations of election fraud.

Allegations supported by security camera video and dozens of signed affidavits.

According to CBS 46 News in Atlanta, “The video tape evidence alleges proof of ballots being counted without oversight. A subcommittee comprised of both Republicans and Democrats held a hearing at the State Capitol for perhaps the biggest bombshell presented to lawmakers from inside State Farm Arena.”

“For the first time, the president’s legal team, led by [Rudy] Giuliani, presented surveillance video from the state’s largest voting center. The video allegedly shows people taking out at least four boxes of ballots from underneath a table, and then counting them after hours with no election supervisors present.”

‘“The same person that stayed behind, the person that cleared the place out under the pretense that we are going to stop counting is the person who put the table there at 8:22 in the morning. I saw four suitcases come out from underneath the table,’ Attorney Jacki Pick said.”

“It is believed that each box consisted of about 6,000 ballots. If accurate, that would amount to about 24,000 potential votes.”

And yet, these documented election violations are dismissed with a wave of a hand.

Now why would that be?

Because Brad and his scurvy friends have since investigated themselves and found they didn’t do anything wrong.

Well, alrighty then!

Are we talking about Georgia, one of the United States, or about Georgia, the country, located between Russia and Turkey, that seceded from the Soviet Union in 1991?

Now I come across an article from “fake news” CNN, by one of Hillary’s and Obama’s BFFs, David Axelrod, who praises “The courage of Brad Raffensperger!”

Oh, yes…, Brad is sooo courageous.  

This ought to be good.

David Axelrod, a senior CNN political commentator, was senior adviser to President Barack Obama and chief strategist for the 2008 and 2012 Obama presidential campaigns.

According to Axelrod, “The hour-long recording of the President of the United States, defeated and desperate, begging Georgia’s secretary of state over the phone to ‘find’ him enough votes to overturn the election results there was appalling.”

As appalling as secretly recording The President’s phone conversation, without his knowledge, and then releasing it to the “liberal propaganda” media?

“After four years of Donald Trump’s blatant assault on democratic institutions rules, norms and laws, anyone who is shocked by this latest outrage simply hasn’t been paying attention. It was only a year ago that Trump was impeached for a similar attempt to strong-arm the president of Ukraine.”

“DONALD TRUMP’S BLATANT ASSAULT ON DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You say that, “…anyone who is shocked by this latest outrage simply hasn’t been paying attention.”

On the contrary…, the democrats are counting on people not paying attention, and helping them to not pay attention!

Otherwise more people would be aware of the “blatant assault” on President Trump by first the Obama administration, then the DOJ and the FBI, and then the corrupt and anti-American democrat leadership, along with most of the media in this country!

Just sayin’.

Axelrod continues, “No, what was remarkable about the whole, surreal and sordid conversation was not Trump’s recycling of debunked [No, just denied, out of hand, actually.] conspiracy theories nor his insistent claim, against all evidence [Evidence that we aren’t allowed to actually see, of course], that he had won the state by ‘hundreds of thousands of votes.’”

“It wasn’t hearing the President sounding like a mafia don.”

And Axelrod would know what a mafia don sounds like because…?

“It was the calm and steadfast way Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his attorney, Ryan Germany, firmly rebuffed him.”

Well, they did have the advantage of knowing the call was being recorded, after all.

“After patiently listening to and rebutting each of Trump’s bizarre diatribes [All of which are well documented and supported by witnesses, by the way.] about supposedly rigged machines, dead voters, shredded ballots and other social media-driven drivel, Raffensperger cut to the chase:”

‘“Well, Mr. President,’ he said, in even tones, ‘the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong.’”

“It’s a safe bet that Raffensperger, a Republican [A RINO, actually] who supported Trump [just so he could get elected], would have much preferred that Joe Biden had lost Georgia [Well, obviously not.]. Raffensperger might then have avoided Trump’s wrath and the political and personal threats he has endured.”

What threats exactly did The President make?  I only heard him make requests.

Requests from The President that Raffensperger treat him fairly and insure that election laws were being followed?   

‘“They don’t want to vote [referring to Georgian Trump supporters],’ Trump told Raffensperger, who will be up for reelection in 2022. ‘They hate the state, they hate the governor, and they hate the secretary of state. I will tell you that right now. The only people that like you are people that will never vote for you [Georgia democrats]. You know that, Brad, right?’”

‘“It is more illegal for you than it is for them [the cheating democrats] because, you know, what they did and you’re not reporting it,’ the President said. ‘That’s criminal, that’s a criminal offense. And you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer…that’s a big risk.’”

That’s a threat?

That sounds more like The President offering sound and truthful advice more than anything.

“In his book ‘Profiles in Courage,’ former President John F. Kennedy described rare acts of political courage, in which politicians placed duty and conscience ahead of public opinion or their own political well-being.”

This is the definition of President Trump, actually, Axelrod, but you predictably choose to shine you light on Raffensperger instead.  

“By standing up for the integrity of the election despite Trump’s shameless pressure, Raffensperger has proven himself, in America’s moment of trial, to be an admirable exception. He has shown courage.”

“By standing up for the integrity of the election,” of course you mean “standing up for the MANIPULATION of the election.”

“Voters may not reward him for it, but history will.”

Only the twisted, liberal propaganda, version of history will remember Brad “Benedict Arnold” Reffensperger in any kind of a positive light.

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Can’t we all just get along now?

Now that President Trump is in the process of being cheated out of his re-election?

Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as the Speaker of The House of Representatives, for the 117th Congress, on January 3rd.

During her speech to the new Congress, we heard a masked Pelosi, even though there was no one within ten feet of her, declare that this is now “a time to heal.”

Excuse me…, but I can think of like 74 million Trump voters off the top of my head who would disagree with you, Nancy!

There is no “healing” anymore after the way you and your democrat friends shamefully treated our president…, President Trump, during his four years in office…, and then stole the 2020 election.

No…, there is no “getting along” or “healing anymore.

This has now become a war to save America.

You said that “prayers are needed now.”  

Who or what do you and your ilk pray to, Nancy?

You don’t really expect us to believe that God endorses your Godless beliefs and behavior, do you…, or that you ask Him for help with your depraved agenda? 

I mean, c’mon, really?

You’ve gotta give us some credit!  

Either you are a complete manipulative, hypocritical, phony, or you are just really screwed up.

My vote is you’re a complete manipulative, hypocritical, phony.

You then went on to call for “justice.”

“Economic justice,”

“Health justice,”

“Racial justice,”

And “environmental and climate justice.”

I think you think “justice” means advancing the liberal, socialist, and globalist agenda in these areas.  

The “justice” we really need is:

Justice for unborn babies in the womb,

Election justice,

Uncensored freedom of speech,

Justice in media coverage,

And most ironically, justice from the Department of Justice and the FBI.    

You then finished by saying, “no one in America should be left out or left behind.”

If that statement wasn’t so sad it would be hilarious!

Have you actually stepped foot in your own district in San Francisco, California?

Granted, you’d have to be careful so as to not step in a pile of human excrement, which is a major problem in your idyllic city!

But if you were able to visit your district without getting your shoes dirty, you would see thousands and thousands of homeless people who have been “left out or left behind.”

Doesn’t charity begin at home?

You can’t even take care of your own little district, but you want to lecture the rest of us regarding what we should strive for as a country?

These are just move disingenuous empty words from another corrupt politician.

Oh…, that reminds me…, we also need some political justice!

I won’t be holding my breath waiting for that either, however. 

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Did your vote count?

In my community, people still believe that each person’s individual vote is a sacred right.

When I go to vote, in person, I’m asked to present my photo ID.  My name and address is then checked against our voter rolls.

I’m issued a voter number and a ballot.

I fill out my ballot and present it to an election official there and they then scan it through the voting machine.

At this point I hope my vote is registered properly, and not as .75 of a vote, or switched entirely.

I doubt my vote here has been manipulated, as I live in a small community, not really worth messing with, although my vote has already, basically, been discounted by those (the democrats) who would undermine our election.

And there are thousands of communities just like mine across our country.  

In other places, we see mail-in ballots arriving days after the election, being back dated, and then being counted.

We see many of these mail-in ballots having no identification on them at all, as to who cast this vote.

We see mismatched signatures and imaginary birth dates.

We have votes being cast by dead people, people who aren’t even legal citizens, and by people who don’t live in the area they are voting.

We see “election officials” “correcting” or “fixing” ballots as they see fit, and scanning selected ballots over and over again.

Election monitors being blocked from being able to effectively monitor the vote, or election monitors being deceived to allow unmonitored ballot processing.

And we see people voting by mail-in ballot and then again voting again in person.

The list of fraudulent voting activity witnessed during this last election, by people submitting signed affidavits, seems to go on and on.

It’s a question of basic election integrity.

This is why people like me, and there are millions of us, feel that we have been robbed, not of our vote, but of the meaningfulness and actual value of our vote.

The Supreme Court really needed to consider and hear the Texas lawsuit, which charged the states allowing all of this election fraud to occur, and yes, causing damages to the rest of us.

These states, without question, “damaged” our entire election process and the value of each of our votes.

I’m sure if this Supreme Court would have been presented with the case of slavery, or slave owner rights, they would have declined to hear it as well.

I know exactly what happened with our Supreme Court regarding the Texas lawsuit; they ruled based on the technicality of “the laws,” although they never really questioned “the law…,” the states’ adherence to their own laws and The Constitution…, and they failed to do what was right.  

This was a failure, and a level of corruption, that our country may never recover from.  

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A “rabbit hole?”

“Rabbit hole” appears to be the latest liberal buzzword(s).

If you listen to any democrat politician or the mainstream talk about questions surrounding possible election fraud, the term “rabbit hole” will undoubtedly surface before too long.

It seems they all got the memo.

So, what are they referring to? 

From Yourdictionary.com, “Something that is intricate or convoluted like a labyrinth and often has no outlet or resolution.  A situation regarded as surreal, bewildering, convoluted, etc.”

From Macmillandictionary.com, “From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a famous children’s story by Lewis Carroll in which a girl called Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a strange dreamlike world.”

So, when anyone dares to question the integrity of the 2020 election, in any way, we are deemed to be “going down a rabbit hole.”

This of course is just the democrats’ way of deflecting any concerns about the election, without having to come up with any kind of response to the obvious and documented irregularities.

A true use of the term “going down a rabbit hole” could best be applied when referring to the democrats’ claims of “Russian collusion” or their pursuit of the impeachment of President Trump. These were true trips into a “surreal,” or a “strange dreamlike world.”   

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

“Thank you” to you and the tens of thousands of people who have taken the time to visit my website, view my blog, comment on it and share it!

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The viewership of my website has more than tripled each year, and went up by over 600% this last year, in 2020!

I am truly amazed that people have visited my website from all around the world…, from 110 countries to be exact!  Wow!

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Are you kidding me, San Francisco?!

This is a joke, right?

Apparently not.

According to the KUSI Newsroom (a local San Diego TV station), “San Francisco may remove President Abraham Lincoln’s name from a high school because some in the district say Abraham Lincoln did not demonstrate that “black lives mattered to him.”

Wait, what?!

“If you did not know, the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, abolished slavery.”

I think we all know that, unless you went to school in California, apparently.

“Lincoln was also assassinated for it.”

Again, I think we all know that, unless you went to school in California, apparently.

Are these people in San Francisco all on drugs, or are they all just idiots?

The answer, I believe, is “yes.”

“The San Francisco Chronicle reported, ‘Lincoln is one of dozens of historical figures who the city school district’s renaming committee argued led lives so rife with racism, oppression or abuse that their names should not grace its buildings.’”

“Their names should not grace their buildings?!”

I would vote to have Abraham Lincoln’s name removed because he doesn’t deserve to be associated with this embarrassment of a city!

“The SFUSD [San Francisco Unified School District] School Names Advisory Committee’s discussion on the name was made public on YouTube.”

Jill Tucker, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports that, “Abraham Lincoln, once a hero, is now a bad guy in some S.F. education circles.”

“Abraham Lincoln, an iconic American hero, could soon be an outcast in San Francisco, his legacy called into question and his name ripped off a high school.”

“Lincoln is one of dozens of historical figures who, according to a school district renaming committee, lived a life so stained with racism, oppression or human rights violations, they do not deserve to have their name on a school building.”

“The debate reflects a nation in turmoil, a reckoning with a racist past that lingers today, toppling Confederate statues from town squares and eliminating a large number of Robert E. Lee street signs.”

Confederate statues and Robert E. Lee street signs are one thing…, and President Abraham Lincoln is a complete other thing.

‘“Uprooting the problematic names and symbols that currently clutter buildings, streets, throughout the city is a worthy endeavor,’ said Jeremiah Jeffries, chairman of the renaming committee and a first-grade teacher in San Francisco. ‘Only good can come from the public being reflective and intentional about the power of our words, names and rhetoric within our public institutions.’”

Again, apparently not.

The only “problematic” name I see here is “Jeremiah Jeffries.”

He should be dismissed and allowed to find work teaching in a fascist country elsewhere.

“But history is not always clear. People are complicated. Heroism and bravery can be obscured by beliefs and behaviors deemed abhorrent when viewed through a modern lens.”

Is “modern” a synonym for “neo-fascist” now?

“Was Lincoln one of the greatest presidents of all time who ended the country’s great shame or a whitewashed historic character with a questionable record related to Native Americans not worthy of memorials, school names and street signs?”

Let’s please recall that the Native Americans were a conquered people in America.  Keeping that in mind, I feel they have been given ample consideration they would not have received from any other country.

“When the committee released the 44 school sites to be renamed, many made sense. Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe were slave owners, and Vasco Nunez Balboa was a murderous conquistador.”

I really don’t care about Balboa one way or the other…, San Francisco is the place that chose to name a school after him for some reason, but Jefferson and Monroe?  Two of the founding fathers of our nation?  And, yes, they may have owned slaves back then, but it was legal then, and over 200 years ago.

“But perhaps the most controversial name on the list was Lincoln. Honest Abe. The Great Emancipator.”

I would say having George Washington on that list is just as disgraceful, if not more so.  

“His inclusion exemplifies the struggle in San Francisco and across the country to balance the good and the bad, in this case, the hero and the 19th century man with many faults.”

Please don’t try and pull the rest of the country into your liberal insanity.

And please, give me names of some people who don’t have any faults.

I’ll wait.

‘“I have so many reactions in the sense of looking at his entire record and the fact of what (Lincoln) did for Africans and slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation,’ said Sherry Black, who worked for more than 40 years in Native American economic and community development. ‘Considering the time period, it’s so difficult to understand how things were at the time. How do you make these decisions?’”

Pulling your head out of your backside would be a good start, Sherry.

“To many, Abraham Lincoln was one of the country’s greatest presidents, the Great Emancipator, a beloved historic figure as well as political mentor to his successors, including Barack Obama, who used the Lincoln Bible for his inauguration.”

Uh…, yeah.

I knew Obama was a closet racist!  He’s half white you know!

“Yet the renaming of Lincoln High School was a slam dunk for the committee, which didn’t even discuss it, according to video of the meetings.”

A “slam dunk,” and they “didn’t even discuss it?!”

Okay…, that’s it!  I’m officially requesting that California be thrown out of the union of states.

California should not be allowed to fly the American flag, and its citizens should not be considered “Americans.”

I mean, either you want to be a part of America or you don’t…, and California obviously doesn’t…, so, just get out then.  

“The members of the committee, appointed by the school board, deemed whether a person’s actions or beliefs met the criteria for renaming, and moved on. The committee’s spreadsheet with notes on their research listed the federal treatment of Native Americans during his administration as the reason.”

Let’s take a look at this disgrace of a school board!

Mark Sanchez, School Board President

Gabriela Lopez, School Board VP

Alison Collins, Commissioner

Stevon Cook, Commissioner

Jenny Lam, Commissioner

Faauuga Moliga, Commissioner

Rachael Norton, Commissioner

These people were all elected by the city of San Francisco.

“The discussion for Lincoln centered around his treatment of First Nation peoples, because that was offered first,’ Jeffries said. ‘Once he met criteria in that way, we did not belabor the point.’”

Again, let’s please recall that the Native Americans were a conquered people in America.  Keeping that in mind, I feel they have been given more than ample consideration that they would not have received from any other country.

“Jeffries, however, said the narrative of Lincoln’s legacy is false.”

Jeremiah Jeffries…, judge, jury and executioner.

He sure wields a lot of power for someone who teaches 6 year olds.

“Regardless of the pop culture myths of Lincoln and his motivations, the Civil War was not fought over slavery or the liberation of Black people, he said.”

Without President Lincoln, Jeffries would be in no position to even utter his “stupidness” at this point.

Just sayin’.

“The San Francisco School Names Advisory Committee used the following criteria to identify school names to be changed:

Anyone directly involved in the colonization of people

Slave owners or participants in enslavement

Perpetrators of genocide or slavery

Those who exploit workers/people

Those who directly oppressed or abused women, children, queer or transgender people [Does this include Joe Biden?]

Those connected to any human rights or environmental abuses

Those who are known racists and/or white supremacists and/or espoused racist beliefs.” [This would historically include most democrat politicians.]

“San Francisco’s district is considering changing the name of schools honoring the following people [this is really only about half of the school names being considered]:

Abraham Lincoln High School, U.S. president

George Washington High School, first U.S. president

Herbert Hoover Middle School, U.S. president

Roosevelt Middle School, Theodore or F.D., both U.S. presidents

Paul Revere K-8, American Revolution patriot

Alamo Elementary, the site of Texas Revolution battle

Garfield Elementary, James Garfield, U.S. president

Jefferson Elementary, Thomas Jefferson, U.S. president

Francis Scott Key Elementary, composer of ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Monroe Elementary, James Monroe, U.S. president

An unwritten criteria for this ignorant list, and the most important factor, apparently, is being a white male.

Just sayin’.

“For the renaming committee, [otherwise known as the “woke” Nazi propaganda ministry], one decision that met the criteria was enough.”

‘“We asked ourselves, did the name under consideration meet one or more of our criteria?  If that name met criteria, they were put on the list,’ Jeffries said.”

“At the same time, labor leader Cesar Chavez didn’t make the list {He was not white.], despite his feelings toward undocumented immigrants, who he called ‘wetbacks’ and other derogatory names. He encouraged his supporters to report them to the authorities for deportation.”

And he was against illegal immigrants too!!!

How did he possibly survive their hit list?!

I’m telling you…, the white male criteria is the overriding factor.

“Jeffries said no one on the committee offered evidence that Chavez met the criteria. He did not say whether anyone on the committee looked for any.”

Alrighty then!

“The committee is expected to formally recommend renaming the 44 school sites in January, which will also include an alternative name chosen by Jeffries and the other members.”

“School communities have an opportunity to suggest a new name this month.”

Ooooh, I can’t wait to see what names they come up with!

Fidel Castro?

Karl Marx?

Vladimir Lenin?

Joseph Stalin?

Mao Zedong?

Don’t laugh…, I’m serious!

I’m sure Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters, and Eric Swalwell are high on their list of replacement names.

Oh, wait…, Schiff and Swalwell are white…, we need to take them off the list!   

“The school board is expected to vote on the recommendations early next year.”

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