Government manipulating forest fire statistics for "hockey stick"
The problem with trusting government agencies to collect statistics is that government agencies are by necessity partisan. As soon as some politician sees a political advantage in manipulating the data, you can no longer trust it. And in normal circumstances you might seen control of an agency passing from party to party -- thus giving them both some incentive to be accurate, for fear of suffering under the other party -- our current circumstances are far from normal. The Democrats are effectively in permanent control of the federal administrative state. Those agencies feel free to act with political bias, in everything from law enforcement, to intelligence, to even basic science.
In all honesty... the illegal alien agenda of the Democrats makes sense. It's wrong and a bad idea, but their obvious goal is to import voters they believe will favor them and swamp the normal Americans who favor Republicans.
The gay and lesbian agenda also makes sense. You're talking about a small but measurable fraction of the population that is highly, highly self-enforcing in terms of political conformity. Two or three percent can swing close elections.
Despite the attention being given to transgender issues, it's a tiny, tiny, tiny fraction of the population with a genuine medical condition, and an only slightly larger fraction of the population with similar mental health conditions. However, it's another small fraction that marches in lockstep with the Democrat party precisely when their hold on the "classic" gay and lesbian voters is weakening. (Why is it weakening? The Supreme Court declared gay marriage the law of the land, which takes away the issue, however wrong that court decision actually is).
So it makes a little bit of sense that the Biden admin is trying to import more transgender people in order to expand the size of a group they feel will be strongly committed to their party. They are abandoning current voters (so-called "TERF" feminists, for example) in favor of what they perceive to be future voters.
And that explains why the trans-agenda is being pushed so hard and so strongly at children. It's not about today's voters, who broadly oppose it but don't want to be accused of being mean by saying so. It's about future voters: specifically, every child they successfully entice onto chemical puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and gender-mutilation surgery.
Every one of those poor, confused people is being pushed towards permanent biological interventions that will forever divorce them from normally-sexed human beings for the rest of their lives.
The transgender craze is about creating future voters who are, in essence, biologically determined to vote Democrat.
Of course it's not a debate, even if it's called one. The whole point of them calling you offensive, mean, transphobic, and probably racist is to shut down the debate, because they cannot win a debate. They have lost all connection to reality.
I'd suggest there is a business opportunity for schools willing to stand up to this bullshit, but Title IX enforcement under Biden makes that legally problematic.
It seems clear at this point that the people running the US Government are not the legitimate elected representatives, and that the election audit(s) are likely to demonstrate this conclusively if conducted successfully; and thus that those illegitimate government officials currently occupying Washington DC are preparing to make use of the military against the populace by engaging in widespread political purges.
Of all the possible explanations for the Chinese Communist Virus, an inadvertent lab leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology of an engineered virus funded, in part, by the US Government under Fauci is the most likely.
The runner up is a deliberate leak of the same engineered and funded virus.
Let's deal with the obvious first. A dog cannot smell the lack of a serial number.
Further, lack of a serial number doesn't make the gun illegal either. You just can't engage in commerce with it.
And guns don't have to be registered in most states, with or without a serial number, not even in California -- with an exception for so-called "assault weapons" which means basically anything with a reasonably sized magazine.
A dog can probably smell gun oil or fresh rubber or plastic. But a dog who alerts on anything with oil or plastic is useless to anyone who cares about accuracy. (What is your car made out of again?) To the sort of police who think "ghost guns" are actually a threat, though, such a dog would be quite useful. "Probable cause on four legs", as the saying goes, because such a dog will alert at every single traffic stop, 100% of the time, and that's only a problem when a savvy defense attorney requests the dog's scent records.
But hey, the police departments gets to show off their very expensive new pet who can smell gun oil. (Note: the police officer can probably smell it too; stuff is pretty pungent).
I just wish I could be there to watch the dog alert to his handler's own firearm.
Bottom line: Biden and his handlers have a hard-on for gun control and the BATFE plans to deliver whatever they can without going through Congress. The media and police in at least some areas are ready to get out their kneepads like it was the Clinton administration again.
He was one of the very first people to be canceled for observing that various ethnic groups performed differently on IQ tests and doing research about why.
I imagine he has a very interesting perspective on current events.
What's my answer on all this? I fear it's been mostly lost in the degradation of modern education, because it hinges on the difference between equality rights under law and equality of outcome (which modern critical race theorists call "equity").
Every human being has the same basic legal rights. You should not receive special privileges if you are white -- or black, or asian, or hispanic, or anything else. Everyone is a citizen, and has rights because of their citizenship, without regard to race or creed.
What happens after that is entirely up to you. Make the most of it, or don't. Take the credit or the blame.
Yes, some people will have significant advantages over others, or just get lucky. That's life. If you want to succeed, get out there and hustle.
Why wasn't the attack on Republican Congressional baseball team terrorism?
The Democrats are freakjng out over a few hundred people wondering around inside the Capitol Building, but a Democrat can shoot a Congressman and try to shoot a lot more and it's considered suicide by cop by the FBI?
The sad part is, there's nothing to be done about this. The people who made the decisions can perhaps be exposed as partisans. But fired? We can't even fire Wray because our own AG threatens to quit.
Fauci was lying about the whole thing to cover up for his own involvement in funding gain of function research at Wuhan. And he was clearly using the resulting pandemic as a political lever to destroy Trump's economy and prevent Trump's re-election.
Still uncertain: whether the virus leaked by accident, or was deliberately released, and if the latter, who was involved in the decision to release it.
Uncommonly known climate facts from an Obama scientist and the WaPo
I would go substantially further than the above. Most of the climate crisis claims have been based on climate data in which the entire warming signal was due to either erroneous or outright faked data. But for people who are reluctant to accept reality, the source sometimes matters. And the sources here are the left.
It's time for the left to give up on climate change. They were wrong. They know it.
The Democrats clearly compared their margins in the House to the census results and created millions of fake people out of thin air in order to limit their losses to amounts they thought they could protect in 2022.
MA government told Twitter to delete tweets of Senate candidate
We've seen recent revelations about California and Iowa officials making similar censorship demands of Big Tech companies. Funny how it's all about private companies exercising their own discretion until you find out the government is giving them instructions.
Democrats aren't even hiding their totalitarian plans
Even the comparison to 9/11 -- when 3,000 people died and buildings worth billions were completely destroyed, affecting many city blocks and injuring thousands more -- is odious.
And to add insult to injury, after the Russia hoax and the Spygate controversy, they are going to unleash the intelligence agencies and their pervasive spying on Americans against their political opponents openly and without shame.
It remains to be seen what the AZ audit will find, but having the states with questionable results conduct thorough audits seems like a good idea. If the audit is good -- unlike, say, Windham -- then the result is a positive regardless of outcome.
More Seth Rich documents released from FBI under FOIA
The release does not appear to contain much useful information, beyond demonstrating that people at the FBI and on Mueller's special counsel team were paying attention to stories about Seth Rich and having conversations about them. Most of the potentially interesting information is redacted.
Opposition to Critical Race Theory being taught builds
This is one area where the left had a major miscalculation. It would be great if they could teach all their classes remotely, and not have to put up with essentially babysitting all the screaming kids in their classes -- pushing that burden back on their parents -- while still getting paid as if they were doing their jobs. Or so they thought. But they made a mistake. They let parents see what their children were being taught. And that may change the game in education permanently. We're still seeing only the early repercussions of this.
If they get away with it, they'll keep doing it. And given that the House and Senate are very, very close, probably even expand their efforts. It's not just about Trump; the Democratic HR1 election legislation proves they want to make all the changes to election rules permanent, and shut out Republicans from government completely.