Sunday, May 31, 2020

Race, The Protest, The Riots: Five BIG Takeaways

How did we get here; how and when will it all end? 
Dan Cirucci talks frankly about the George Floyd affair, the subsequent protests, the riots, racism and what it may all portend for America. 
Simple, straightforward, enlightening!

In The Days Ahead, ALWAYS Remember This . . .

From our friend Matt Rooney, the founder of and visionary behind Save Jersey:
The little shithead privileged white leftists you see on TV? Wearing masks and instigating violence in our cities? They don't care about George Floyd. They don't care about black America. They don't care about justice.
Listen to me: we're not at war with each other. We like each other! We're in conflict with an evil, oppressive ideology that destroyed our once great cities over the course of decades and continues to deny opportunity to our society's most vulnerable.
Don't let them get you down. Don't let them make you hate your neighbor. Don't let them cause you to lose faith in America. That's what they really want; not justice for George.

You Won't Believe Rittenhouse Row: HORRIFIC VIDEO!

Just Think About What We're Doing!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

And ALL Of Them Were From Out Of State!

Note: This has now been corrected and local officials have now admitted that it was wrong. They've apologized. Many of those arrested WERE locals!

A Perfect Launch: Making America Great Again!

Today, at Cape Canaveral! HOORAY!

Pulling Out Of Who; Nailing Twitter For Bias, More!

Trump Pulls U.S. Out of World Health Organization, Slaps Penalties on China Over Hong Kong Action
-The Washington Times
“President Trump announced Friday the U.S. is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus crisis,” Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer report. The President also took action on China for misleading the world about the virus, as well as for its security crackdown on Hong Kong.

🎬 President Trump: “Cover-up of the Wuhan virus allowed the disease to spread”
Coronavirus Task Force Chief Mike Pence: You Did It, America
-Washington Examiner
Early on, experts warned President Trump that without social distancing, the COVID-19 death toll could reach as high as 2.2 million. But with it, the range would drop to 100,000 to 240,000. “Today, as many states begin to ease rules near the Memorial Day holiday week turning point that [Vice President Mike Pence] predicted, the death toll, tragic as it is, stands at the lowest level on that chart,” Paul Bedard writes.

VP Pence: 167,000% surge in tests, 663M masks, and 110,000 ventilators ‘ready this fall’
Ivanka Trump Helps Treasury Prioritize $10B Funding for Minority-Owned Small Businesses
-Fox Business
“Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to President Trump, is working closely with the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration to help allocate $10 billion in funding for minority-owned small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic,” Audrey Conklin writes.
Trump’s Social Media Executive Order is Justified – Protects Free Speech, Combats Censorship
-Fox News
“President Trump was right and justified Thursday to sign an executive order calling for new regulations to strip legal liability protections from social media companies that censor posts and engage in political conduct on their sites,” Jim Hanson writes.

🎬 FCC Commissioner: Move shines a light on companies taking political sides
It’s Time To Stop Pretending Twitter Is Neutral
-The Federalist
“By stepping in to flag Trump’s tweet with a warning label and a link so users can ‘get the facts’ about mail-in ballots (which ironically links to a CNN article by Chris Cillizza), Twitter abandoned any claim it had to being a neutral facilitator,” John Daniel Davidson writes.
MORE: “33 Examples of Twitter’s Anti-Conservative Bias”

Looters' Destruction: Black Business Owner Weeps!

Watch SpaceX Launch LIVE Right Here!

Here we go, America!

Crime, Pure And Simple; No Effort To Stop It!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Ciattarelli: Governor Murphy 'Has No Shame!'

Today, Jack Ciattarelli issued the following statement:

In a life and death crisis, we want – WE NEED – so badly to believe that our political leadership is acting in good faith in every way imaginable. Revelations disclosed in a  investigative report suggest otherwise within the Murphy administration.

How could Governor Murphy’s Chief of Staff and General Counsel not care one bit about awarding a non-competitive bid contract that pays hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to a well-connected consultant that was a Murphy campaign contributor? A consultant, mind you, that is to review the crisis in New Jersey nursing homes, where thousands died and all residents were needlessly and recklessly endangered by the neglect and poor policy decisions of the Murphy Administration. If members of the Murphy Administration cannot act in good faith, perhaps they should find another line of work. Immediately.

As for the Governor, if he had prioritized nursing homes as he did hospitals; if he had secured PPE for nursing homes; if he had gotten nursing homes test kits earlier on in the pandemic; if he hadn’t forced nursing homes to readmit COVID-19 positive patients; and if his regulators had done their job inspecting nursing homes, then people would not have died, including those in state-operated nursing homes where the number of deaths were greatest. We also would not have to be spending taxpayer dollars on any conflicted consultant to whitewash New Jersey’s nursing home tragedy and failure of leadership.

The Governor has no shame.

And Again, Even More Twisted Liberal Logic

US Senate Hopeful Rik Mehta Chats Candidly w/Dan

Rik Mehta chats with Dan about the Covid virus, the lockdown, constitutional rights, Cory Booker, race and the situation in Minneapolis. Candid interview!
Video with glitch but is complete.

Expert Called It Right In 2016; What's He Say Now?

Professor Helmut Norpoth of SUNY Stony Brook University is back.
The astute professor has a model that has correctly predicted every presidential election for 100 years.
We cited Professor Norpoth several times here in 2016 and we even chatted with him then. People laughed at us in '16 because we told you about the Norpoth model predicting a Trump win at that time. Yeah, some of you who are reading this right now may be among the ones who laughed at us then.
But Norpoth was right in 2016 when for months he insisted that he was 87% sure Trump would win. He called it eight moths before the election! This time around the good professor says the chances of a Trump win are over 90%.
BTW, all those polls mean virtually nothing. Need we remind you how wrong most major polls were in 2016? Well, here goes:

First, let's look at the final vote results with Trump the winner and up by 74 in the electoral vote while Clinton was up by 2.8% in the popular vote. 
Electoral Vote (270 needed to win)     Popular Vote:
Trump 306                                           Trump 44.4%
Clinton 232                                          Clinton 47.2%

Now, let's look at what the major polls and prognosticators forecast in their final predictions:
Moody's Analytics: Clinton 332, Trump 206  WRONG!
Larry Sabato: Clinton 322, Trump 216  WRONG!
Five Thirty Eight: Clinton 320, Trump 235  WRONG!
Fox News: Clinton 274, Trump 215  WRONG!
Associated Press: Clinton 274, Trump 190  WRONG!
LA Times: Clinton 352, Trump 186  WRONG!
Election Projection: Clinton 279, Trump 249  WRONG!
RCP Average: Clinton, 272; Trump 266  WRONG!

And let's look at the popular vote prognostications:
Monmouth University Poll: Clinton +6  WRONG! 
NBC News: Clinton +7  WRONG!
NBC News - Wall Street Journal: Clinton +5  WRONG!
Reuters/Ipsos - Clinton +5  WRONG!

And in some of the key states, polls were wildly wrong! Though the Real Clear Politics (RCP) poll averages showed Clinton winning Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, Trump ended up winning all three, outperforming projections by 3 points, 4.4 points, and a stunning 7.5 points, respectively. That was way, way, WAY off the mark. In Iowa, where poll averages showed Trump up by three points, he actually won by ten points

Among all these, few polls seemed more off the mark than the Monmouth University poll, hawked endlessly during the campaign by its ubiquitous director Patrick Murray, aka "Pollster Patrick" (as he bills himself on Twitter).  Murray was everywhere, until the polling data crashed on election night. “The polls were largely bad, including mine,” Murray later admitted. "In key states, the narrative driven by data was wrong," he told his local daily newspaper. "We were telling the wrong story, and that's bad."

But, wait a minute. Polls aren't about "narratives" or "telling stories." Polls are supposed to be more accurate than that. In the end, polls are about hard data, aren't they? Oh, we know that there are real people and real stories behind the data, but isn't that more the business of focus groups and more nuanced chroniclers of public opinion? And, for that matter, what people are thinking and feeling and living actually drives the data and not the other way around, right? So it would seem.

Well, maybe Murray got too caught up in the heady notoriety of the numbers chase and missed something along the way. After all, he seems like a nice enough guy and there would appear to be an explanation for everything, eventually.

We can't say with certainty how and why the polling was so off base. Maybe it was simply that the pollsters themselves drifted too far from the grassroots -- just like so many elites drifted too far from those "ordinary Americans" that Hillary Clinton said she didn't want to hear about. We do know this, however -- Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia (another prognosticator and well-known talking head) came right out and admitted that "we blew it." And then Sabato added this:
We heard for months from many of you, saying that we were underestimating the size of a potential hidden Trump vote and his ability to win. We didn’t believe it, and we were wrong. The Crystal Ball is shattered. . . .
We have a lot to learn, and we must make sure the Crystal Ball never has another year like this. This team expects more of itself, and we apologize to our readers for our errors.
You have to hand it to Sabato. He faced the facts and wisely headlined his post-election commentary
"Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa." Now, that's the proper way to fess up. Classy guy!