Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Rashida Tlaib's lies about Democratic Party history

That said, none are more skilled for the task than the Democratic socialist Rashida Tlaib from Detroit.

In her latest contest to surpass her own lies, she tweeted: "From Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Era to now. Progress with civil + voting rights has been crushed by the filibuster. It's an undemocratic tool used by a shrinking minority of extreme reactionaries+bought elected officials to stop the wishes of a diverse majority. End it."

"With Eastland unable to kill the bill in committee [he] set the record in the U.S. Senate for the longest individual filibuster speech ever given in Senate history - over 24 hours of continual speaking in his attempts to block Eisenhower's 1957 civil rights bill. The stiff Democratic opposition in the Senate resulted in a watered-down version of Eisenhower's original bill."

Do we need revisit the revered Ku Klux Klan leader, the late Robert Byrd, long-time Democratic senator from West Virginia? Byrd also led one of the longest filibuster's in history to stop the Civil Rights Act.

The lapdog mainstream media are willing to ignore and/or support the lie Tlaib is telling, protecting her from any accountability.

It's too bad Tlaib is nothing more than a blowhard.

I would love to debate her one-on-one regarding her lies on civil rights and voting rights.

https://www.wnd.com/2022/01/rashida-tlaibs-lies-democratic-party-history/ 

The Murdering Of Free Speech In America

President Joe Biden, whose growing unpopularity is well-deserved, continued to carry on last week what has become a Democratic tradition: He asked the private sector to become partners in censorship with the federal government.

"I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets, please deal with disinformation and misinformation that's on your shows," he said during a virtual meeting from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Of course, Big Tech and the legacy media have been happy to oblige.

"​​When the leader of the majority party in Washington, D.C., issues a demand, the largest corporations listen," journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted in response to Biden's "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?" proposition.

A few months later, the Biden administration "Announced that government officials are working directly with Facebook to limit the spread of 'misinformation.'" White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted that "We're flagging problematic posts for Facebook."

When social media and the press are censoring at the behest of the government, when they become agents of the state, the threat to the First Amendment is real.

Tyrants have always feared and suppressed speech, and the Democratic Party is lousy with authoritarians who want not to govern but to rule as a single party.

https://issuesinsights.com/2022/01/18/the-murdering-of-free-speech-in-america/ 

State Senator Wendy Rogers Speaks At AZ Trump Rally: "I Am A Yes Vote To DECERTIFY. Many Of My Colleagues In The Arizona Senate Want To Decertify."

President Trump held a rally on Saturday in Florence, Arizona, with candidates he endorsed in the 2022 midterm.

The crowd size is more proof that the Arizona 2020 presidential election was stolen from President Trump.

Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers spoke at the rally, pledging to vote yes to decertify Arizona's 2020 Presidential Election this legislative session.

Rogers urged everybody to call Arizona legislators and tell them to vote yes on decertification.

Many of my colleagues in the Arizona Senate want to decertify.

If you want everyone on board to decertify, call your Arizona legislator and tell him or her to get on board.

Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli recently told The Gateway Pundit that he will vote to recall Arizona's 2020 Presidential Electors.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/state-senator-wendy-rogers-speaks-az-trump-rally-yes-vote-decertify-many-colleagues-arizona-senate-want-decertify/ 

Why Did the FBI Violate Protocol and Launch SWAT Assault After All Hostages Escaped?

The death of Malik Akram, who had been holding four hostages at a synagogue north of Dallas, does not make sense.

The FBI Hostage Rescue Team did not follow the standard operating procedure for conducting an assault.

When you have a hostage incident the prime objective is to end the situation peacefully with no harm to the hostages.

If the hostage taker escalates the threat to the hostages or begins to physically harm them, that should trigger an assault.

If the hostages escape and are no longer in jeopardy and there are no other civilians at risk, there is no need to put the lives of SWAT officers in danger by conducting an armed assault.

The movie Joe Hoft posted this morning of the immediate moments before the assault was launched shows the hostages running from the building.

You also see the failed hostage taker poke his head out the door with a pistol in his hand.
 

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/fbi-violate-protocol-launch-swat-assault-hostages-escaped/ 

Flouting Sanctions, Iran Says Oil Sales Have Enjoyed "Staggering" Rise Over Past Year

While the seemingly endless negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal - which was ended by Donald Trump in 2018 when the president reimposed heavy sanctions on Iran's economy - have gone nowhere, it appears that Iran no longer has a pressing need to get to the finish line while conceding to all US demands, for one reason: China is flagrantly flouting US-imposed sanctions blocking purchases of Iranian oil.

According to Iran's oil minister, sales of Iranian crude oil, gas condensates and petrochemical products have seen a "Staggering" rise in the past 10 months, and while he didn't thank China directly it was clear who the end buyer is: the country which continues to demonstrate to the world that it will never follow US demands when it comes to its own geopolitical interests.

Addressing lawmakers in Tehran, Javad Owji said that Iran's budget for the year to start March 21 has factored in daily oil sales of 1.2 million barrels, the ministry's official Shana news agency reported on Sunday.

The overall volume of crude and condensate stored at sea off key Asian regions fell to the lowest level since September as of Dec. 9, according to Kpler, which estimates that more than half of the oil in floating storage is from Iran and Venezuela.

Of course, the import figures from Kpler are at odds with official Chinese data, which indicate the nation hasn't taken Iranian oil since December 2020, because doing so would be a flagrant violation of US sanctions.

While China does not want to openly challenge Washington, Beijing has nonetheless been waving in Iranian oil with supplies often re-branded as originating from Oman and Malaysia.

The independents buy cargoes via third parties that normally don't own any assets in America, although China has opposed U.S. sanctions on Iran and accused Washington of reaching beyond its jurisdiction.

https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/flouting-sanctions-iran-says-oil-sales-have-enjoyed-staggering-rise-over-past-year 

China's Property Sector Is Crashing Again And This Time It Has Reached The Country's Biggest Developer

The crisis engulfing China's property sector - which has prompted Beijing to capitulate on its tightening ambitions yet again, and forced China to launch an increasingly more aggressive easing campaign, which so far culminated in the first rate cut in Chinese official rates in almost two years - has impacted the country's biggest developer, sending the shares and bonds of Country Garden Holdings - which is even bigger than Evergrande - plunging amid fears that a reportedly failed fundraising effort may be a harbinger of waning confidence.

At least until now... and now that Shimao has imploded, Country Garden remains perhaps the final and most visible bellwether for contagion risk, as unprecedented levels of stress in the offshore credit market threaten to drag good credits down with bad. Since taking the top spot from China Evergrande Group in 2017, Country Garden has remained the nation's largest developer in China by contracted sales.

According to Bloomberg, it has the largest pool of outstanding US dollar bonds among China's biggest property firms, excluding defaulters, with some US$11.

The selling in Country Garden's bond accelerated last week after the company struggled to tap the market for fresh funds, reportedly pulling a $300 million convertible bond issue due to weak demand.

The news hammered Logan's note due 2023 which sank 14.1 cents to a record low 62.9 while Country Garden's shorter-dated bond due 2024 tumbled 12.9 cents to 67.7 cents, extending last week's selloff for the country's biggest developer.

While Logan, whose bonds traded at close to par as recently as last month, and which rated the equivalent of a BB rating at all three major credit risk assessors, denied both the report and market speculation the company has privately sold debt, that did little to ease the puke in its bonds which quickly spilled over to the rest of the property segment.

With bond yields of property developers at stratospheric levels, Chinese property firms need to repay or refinance some $99 billion of local and offshore bonds this year.

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/chinas-property-sector-crashing-again-and-time-it-has-reached-countrys-biggest-developer 

The”Myth of Bipartisanship”: Kyrsten Sinema Becomes The Latest Victim of Rage Politics

MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell wrote, "Sinema delivers the Senate's stupidest speech by a Democrat in an edge-of-tears voice to give childish words a melodramatic effect." Onetime MSNBC host Keith Olbermann tweeted that Sinema "Needs to resign or be removed from office immediately. [She] has become a menace to the continuation of American democracy." MSNBC's Malcolm Nance went further and said Sinema's staff should "Resign at the shame of being handmaidens to the death of Democracy."

The president, who once insisted he would be the nation's unifier, has discovered the license of rage politics - the same license shown by those who chased Sinema into a bathroom last year.

After Sinema's floor speech, American Civil Liberties Union staffer Sarah Michelsen was thrilled to see Sinema close to tears and encouraged activists to "Keep going" with the attacks because they are "Breaking her."

Some Democrats were quick to promise that Sinema had just ended her career; CNN's Joe Lockhart wrote, "Probably more accurate to refer to her as former Senator Sinema." Her speech was, in that sense, reminiscent of another courageous senator, Edmund Ross of Kansas, one of seven Republicans who voted to acquit then-President Andrew Johnson in 1868.

According to the Liberal pundits, Sinema is no Romney.

Sinema's speech was denounced by those who insist that bipartisanship is a "Myth" in the age of rage.

Sinema made herself a reference point that exposed how unhinged many of her fellow Democrats have become.

https://jonathanturley.org/2022/01/17/themyth-of-bipartisanship-kyrsten-sinema-becomes-the-latest-victim-of-rage-politics/