Author: Robert

San Francisco: Irony Alert

A group of mostly white “progressives”, purportedly supporting Black Lives Matter, show up to the home of San Francisco’s black mayor, London Breed, and light up the modern day equivalent of torches. Yet they see absolutely nothing wrong with this. Wow.

Here are some of the participants.

The “Revolution” Has Come to Suburbia

The narrative we’ve been fed the past few days is that all of the violence and looting have mostly been legitimate protests and that any violence and looting is the result of white supremacists. Late yesterday afternoon the downtown core of idyllic Walnut Creek, California was attacked by a small gang of “youths”. Please look here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here and let your own eyes decide the depth of sorrow and grief these folks feel for George Floyd.

Not So Unbiased Social Media Employees

Kate posted about this a few days ago but i would like to look at it from a broader pespective.

Imagine receiving an email or phone call from your Internet or mobile phone provider chastising you for recent political comments you made on SDA or elsewhere. Would you be surprised or do you think they would have every right to do so? What would you actually do if this happened?

Given that Twitter and Facebook and other social media platforms have become the de facto public square of old, does it seem correct to you that highly biased employees at these companies can regulate what you post on them? The narrative to date has been that “they are private companies so they can do anything they want”. Is that really correct?

An investigative reporter has revealed some interesting facts about the Head of Site Integrity at Twitter. Here’s the fellow’s Twitter feed. Of course, he’s fully entitled to any personal opinions of his own but should his political biases be allowed to infringe on the speech of others?

The Historic Takedown of Illinois Emperor Pritzker

Illinois Judge Michael McHaney injected some sanity into the Covid-19 Lockdown debate in Illinois in an epic condemnation of Governor J.B. Pritzker:

Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred: I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not. Pot wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.

A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will. We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are cancelled. Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will. If I go to Walmart, I won’t get COVID but, if I go to church, I will. Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.

Full ruling here