Friday, April 30, 2021

John Kerry has always been a traitor.

Zarif Had No Knowledge of Israeli Strikes Until Kerry Told Him, Translation Reveals

The Democrat rat Party of anti Semites and Black supremacists

Biden DOJ Nominee Conceals Ties To Anti-Semitic Professor

Kristen Clarke edited a journal alongside poet who blamed Jews for 9/11

Archived copies of a scholarly journal show Justice Department nominee Kristen Clarke listed on the masthead alongside an anti-Semitic writer with whom she claimed under oath she has never collaborated.

The revelation could prompt charges that she gave inaccurate answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Clarke told lawmakers that she has never worked with Amiri Baraka, the Marxist and anti-Semitic black nationalist who accused Israel of having advanced knowledge of 9/11 in a 2002 poem. Both Clarke and Baraka are listed as editors of the journal Souls at least eight times over two years.

While Clarke's denial may not technically amount to perjury, less-than-candid responses have proved fatal for other nominees of both parties. Ryan Bounds, a Trump judicial nominee, withdrew from consideration for a vacancy on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after Democrats charged that he tried to conceal bombastic writings from his college years. Goodwin Liu, an Obama nominee for the same court, withdrew after he failed to disclose dozens of speeches and articles.

In a written supplement to Clarke's April 14 confirmation hearing, Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) asked Clarke a series of questions about Baraka and an article he wrote comparing police officers and judges to the Ku Klux Klan. The article is called "Mumia, Lynch Law, and Imperialism." "Mumia" refers to Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murdering a police officer in 1981.

Lee asked Clarke whether she served "on the editorial staff of a journal with Amiri Baraka." She answered "no."

The Washington Free Beacon reviewed eight editions of the journal in question, Souls, A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, on Taylor & Francis, the international publisher of scholarly journals. The editions were published quarterly in 1999 and 2000. In each edition, Clarke is listed on the masthead as an assistant editor while Baraka is listed as a contributing editor.

Baraka is 1 of about 20 contributing editors listed on the masthead. A contributing editorship is sometimes an honorary title that does not indicate substantive involvement in an editorial process.

Baraka, who died in 2014, was a black nationalist poet, playwright, and teacher who wrote on cultural and political topics. His style is intentionally provocative and confrontational. In his 1965 poem "Black Art," he wrote that ideal poems are "Assassin poems … that wrestle cops into alleys / And take their weapons leaving them dead / With tongues pulled out and sent to Ireland." His legacy is controversial among black scholars.

Much of his work is shot through with anti-Semitism. "Black Art" calls for "dagger poems in the slimy bellies / Of the owner-jews."

Although Baraka acknowledged and rebuked the anti-Semitism of his early publications in a 1980 Village Voice piece titled "Confessions of a Former Anti-Semite," Jew-baiting continued to appear in his later works. His most notorious poem accused Israel of having advanced knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed / Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers / To stay home that day / Why did Sharon stay away? / Who? Who? Who?" Baraka wrote in the 2002 poem "Who Blew Up America?"

In a 2004 NPR interview, Baraka said he did not regret writing the poem. In the same interview, Baraka called then-Newark mayor Cory Booker "backward" and lamented that "merely getting rid of the white folks in Newark" was not sufficient to achieve the goals of black nationalists.

Clarke is facing criticism for other potential misrepresentations to the committee. As a Harvard student, Clarke wrote a letter to the editor promoting the pseudo-scientific "melanin theory" of black racial superiority. Asked about the piece during the April hearing, Clarke said it was satirical and that contemporaneous reporting from the campus newspaper proved as much.

Reporting in the campus paper, the Harvard Crimson, indicates no such thing, however. The Crimson editors called on Clarke to retract her claims in an editorial entitled "Clarke Should Retract Statements." The editorial argues that there's little evidence of irony in the letter and that Clarke's subsequent statements about the piece hardly amount to a disavowal of its contents.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment about Clarke and Baraka.

Fostering abuse: It's for the money

Newark woman arrested after foster child found chained to a fan

A New Jersey woman was arrested Wednesday after police found her 12-year-old foster child chained to a fan inside her home, authorities said.

The boy was found in a bedroom at his foster home in Newark by police conducting a wellness check at about 10:10 a.m., according to authorities.

He was tethered to a fan by chains and padlocks, Newark Department of Public Safety said in a Thursday press release.

The foster mother, 66-year-old Wanser Brown, is facing two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The boy was placed in the custody of the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency.

Abducted teen daughter of Newark anti-violence activist found dead...

Abducted teen daughter of Newark anti-violence activist found dead

The kidnapped 15-year-old daughter of a Newark, New Jersey, anti-violence activist has been found dead in South Carolina, according to her family and the local sheriff.

Sanaa Amenhotep — the daughter of Brick City Peace Collective member Sharif Malik Amenhotep — was found Thursday after a three-week search, officials announced.

“My first heir Sanaa Mahari Amenhotep I can’t believe she gone from us,” her father wrote on Facebook alongside a series of family images.

“You shattered the hearts of my entire family the pain I will never be the same,” wrote Amenhotep

“I’m sorry Princess I didn’t protect u,” he also wrote. “I promise u will never ever leave my heart or mind … I would lay down my life for u … I love u so much,” he wrote.

Newark anti-violence activist, Sharif Malik Amenhotep, seen with a poster for another missing girl Linda Jones.
Newark anti-violence activist Sharif Malik Amenhotep with a poster for another missing girl, Linda Jones.
Sharif Malik Amenhotep Facebbok

Amenhotep — whose group aims to “reduce violence and strengthen relationships between law enforcement” in Newark — had traveled to South Carolina to help in the search and put up a $10,000 reward.

His teen daughter was last seen April 5 when she left her house in Columbia with another teen girl and two males, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said.

A different poster for Sanaa Amenhotep was also posted in an effort to find her.
A poster for Sanaa Amenhotep was also distributed in an effort to find her.
Sharif Malik Amenhotep Facebook

She is believed to have gone with them voluntarily but “once she was with them it then turned into a kidnapping,” Lott said.

Lott said deputies believe the girl left voluntarily with the group to begin with, “but at that point once she was with them it then turned into a kidnapping.”

Sanaa Amenhotep was last seen on April 5, 2021.
Sanaa Amenhotep was last seen on April 5, 2021.
Richland County Sheriff's Depart

The sheriff said the kidnapping and death was believed to be linked to gang activity, but did not elaborate.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and faces charges of kidnapping, officials said. He is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and it is not clear if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

A missing person poster is seen for Sanaa Amenhotep.
A missing person poster for Sanaa Amenhotep.
Sharif Malik Amenhotep Facebook

The sheriff’s office appealed for help in finding another suspect, 18-year-old Treveon Jamar Nelson, who is expected to face the same charges upon his arrest.

“I told the parents we would bring her home and we’ve done that,” the sheriff said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t bring her home the way that we all prayed and wished that we could.”

Treveon Jamar Nelson is wanted for kidnapping in connection with the death of Sanaa Amenhotep.
Treveon Jamar Nelson is wanted for kidnapping in connection with the death of Sanaa Amenhotep.
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka sent the grieving activist “sincere condolences” from “the people of Newark” over “the tragic loss of his beautiful and intelligent Black daughter, Sanaa Amenhotep, who was kidnapped and murdered in South Carolina.”

“No parent should ever have to bury their child. It is an inexplicable loss that defies imagination,” Baraka said.

Newark mayor Ras Baraka sent his condolences to Sanaa Amenhotep's family after the tragedy.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka sent his condolences to Sanaa Amenhotep’s family after the tragedy.
Stephen Yang

“Our entire city is joining with the Amenhotep family in their grief and pain,” he said.

He praised the activist for “tirelessly” working to “increase justice and reduce violence in our neighborhoods … helping us to re-imagine public safety and prevent tragedies such as this from taking place in our very own community.”

With Post wires

Another BLM hero

Suspect fatally shot as he dragged Illinois cops at gas station, video shows

Cops in Illinois fatally shot a man who stole a car at a gas station and tried to drive away — slamming the vehicle into reverse and dragging officers with him, police bodycam video shows.

The footage, released Wednesday, shows DeShawn Tatum, 25, first running through an alley in Rock Island before stealing a bystander’s car at a Chicken Shack gas station and dragging two officers as he crashes into a building on April 1.

“Get out of the f–king car!” one officer yells just before Tatum slams into reverse. The cops then open fire as one officer opens the driver’s door as Tatum tries to drive off, according to the footage.

“Gun, gun!” one officer yells.

Tatum tries to grab one officer’s weapon as the car is in reverse and the weapon fires, shattering the passenger’s window and grazing another cop’s head, according to the Quad City Times.

DeShawn Tatum in Illinois
Deshawn Tatum later died at a hospital from gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
Rock Island Police Department

Tatum, who had outstanding felony warrants, had been earlier spotted running through a nearby cemetery and ignored commands to stop and to “drop the gun” he had been carrying, the clip shows.

One officer also picked up a bag Tatum had dropped during the foot chase. The backpack had a Glock 9mm magazine, 9mm Luger cartridges, other ammo, suspected marijuana and unidentified pills, according to a report by State’s Attorney Dora Villarreal.

Rock Island Police Department shooting Deshawn Tatum
Tatum had outstanding felony warrants.
Rock Island Police Department

A loaded Glock 9mm with an extended magazine was recovered by cops that Tatum dropped during the foot chase prior to arriving at the gas station, Villarreal said.

Tatum later died at a hospital from gunshot wounds to the head and chest, the Quad City Times reported.

The four officers involved in the shooting, who were put on administrative leave following the incident, will not face criminal charges, Villarreal said.

DeShawn Tatum shooting
Tatum’s backpack had a Glock 9mm magazine, 9mm Luger cartridges, other ammo, suspected marijuana and unidentified pills, according to a report by State’s Attorney Dora Villarreal.
Rock Island Police Department

“Mr. Tatum was in a vehicle, a weapon capable of causing great bodily harm or death,” she wrote. “The fact that he just dragged several officers to the ground while grabbing the gun of another suggested that he intended to use it in a deadly manner and that he may have been planning to use it.”

The race issue is merely cover for the left wing power grab.

BLM and NAACP are slammed for their silence over racist 'Uncle Tim' attacks on GOP Senator Scott after Twitter allowed topic to trend for 12 HOURS

  • Sen. Tim Scott declared that America is 'not a racist country' as he delivered the GOP rebuttal to President Joe Biden 's first speech before Congress 
  • On Twitter 'Uncle Tim', a reference to the derogatory racial caricature Uncle Tom that depicts black people as subservient, was soon trending
  • 'Sen @TimScottSC is uncle Tom'ing it for his life. So sad. South Carolina should be so ashamed,' wrote white personality Scott Nevins
  • Some pointed out that using a racial slur to make a point about racism in America was the height of hypocrisy 
  • has sought comment from Black Lives Matter and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • BLM and the NAACP have been slammed online for failing to condemn the trending 'Uncle Tim' racial slur on Thursday
  • A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News that an algorithm was to blame for allowing the term to trend on its platform for 12 hours 
  • Scott, the only black Republican in the U.S. Senate , used a large part of his speech to talk about race
  • 'I get called Uncle Tom and the N word by progressives... I know firsthand, our healing is not finished'  

Considering his name you know his parents were pretentious lefties. Domestic terrorism!

Minnesota man fined $12 million for police station fire at George Floyd protest

Dylan Shakespeare Robinson was also sentenced to four years in prison

Minnesota man has been fined $12 million for helping set fire to a police station during a protest last summer following the death of George Floyd

Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to commit arson. He was accused of lighting a Molotov cocktail that another person threw at the Third Precinct headquarters in Minneapolis. 

He now faces four years in prison and a whopping fine for the damages to the police station -- a penalty Robinson’s lawyer argues he will never be able to pay. 

Project Veritas Pulled Some Stunning Admissions Out of the New York Times

Project Veritas Pulled Some Stunning Admissions Out of the New York Times

Weeks after the New York Times failed in its motion to dismiss Project Veritas's defamation suit, the NYT was forced to answer the allegations in writing.  The answers were recently made public.  Though carefully tailored to reveal as little as possible, the answers betray incredible insight as to how the "Newspaper of Record" works behind the scenes, as well as the division of labor in the manufacturing of American political propaganda.

In September 2020, Project Veritas ran a story featuring unedited video clips of Mr. Liban Mohamed, a Minneapolis political operative working for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, conducting an illegal ballot-harvesting racket and bragging about it in his native language of Somali.  The videos, taken and uploaded to social media by Mr. Mohamed himself, feature stacks of ballots in his vehicle as he boasts "numbers dont lie!” and “All these here are absentee ballots.  Can't you see?  Look at these — my car is full."  "Money is the king in this world ... and a campaign is driven by money."  In another video, Mr. Mohamed flaunts a stack of ballots in his hand as he burns the midnight oil: "Two in the morning.  Still hustling."

In response, Maggie Astor of the NYT wrote an article claiming that the "deceptive video" made claims "through unidentified sources and with no verifiable evidence" and "was probably part of a coordinated disinformation effort."  The article also contained false claims about the legality of ballot-harvesting, despite Minneapolis law stating that no person may be a designated agent for more than three voters to handle their ballots.  The article was placed in the "A" news section and subsequently transmitted these defamatory claims to tens of millions of direct readers.

The damage did not stop there.  The article was subsequently quoted by USA Today and other "independent fact-checkers" used by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other "Big Tech" companies, which drew up notifications, red flags, ranking penalties, and other tools to suppress and delegitimize the voter fraud story while defaming Project Veritas.

Publicly, the NYT stood by its journalism, but under oath, its agents admitted that there was no journalism.  "Defendants admit that Ms. Astor, her editors, and The Times did not reach out to Mr. Mohammed, Mr. Jamal, or Mr. Awed for comment" despite their being required to by their own Editorial Standards and Guidelines on Integrity.

Guidelines, indeed.

The NYT also admitted knowing that ballot-harvesting in Minnesota is illegal despite saying otherwise in its article.  Additionally, the "Times's lawyers asserted that certain challenged statements in the Astor Article were plainly opinion and not actionable as a matter of law," yet the article did not appear in the opinion section.  The NYT "admit that Ms. Astor is not an opinion writer for The Times and is a political reporter."

The most stunning admission by the NYT was its defense against Project Veritas's assertion that its reporters and editors acted with reckless or actual malice in their haste to publish the defamatory story.  "The court finds that the documentary evidence submitted by Defendants fails to refute plaintiff's factual allegations.  Notably, Veritas documented in its complaint metadata and screen shots that demonstrate the unlikelihood that Ms. Astor read and digested the EIP report/blog post, reviewed news reports on Minnesota ballot issues, viewed the Video online, obtained comment from Alex Stamos, wrote her own Article, submitted it to her editors, and had it posted online, all within 63 minutes."

In response, the NYT answered:

Defendants admit that researchers from Stanford University and the University of Washington published a blog post about the Video on September 29th as part of a joint project called the "Election Integrity Partnership[.]" ... Ms. Astor received an embargoed copy of the EIP Report before it was published ... after receiving a copy of the EIP Report — and before the publication of the September 29, 2020 article titled "Project Veritas Video was a 'Coordinated Disinformation Campaign,' Researchers Say" — Ms. Astor read and digested the EIP Report, contacted the authors of the EIP Report for comment, contacted other individuals for comment, submitted her draft article to her editors for review and approval, and finalized her story.

These admissions show that the NYT did not conduct an investigation, but instead deferred to the Election Integrity Partnership.  In their own words:

The Election Integrity Partnership is a coalition of research entities focused on supporting real-time information exchange between the research community, election officials, government agencies, civil society organizations, and social media platforms. Our objective is to detect and mitigate the impact of attempts to prevent or deter people from voting or to delegitimize election results.

This would explain why the NYT did not disclose its reliance on the Election Integrity Partnership in its motion to dismiss Project Veritas's lawsuit, holding out until it had no choice but to reveal its backchannel.

Using Chairs of Journalism bought by the Knight Foundation for left-wing political operatives at Stanford and other universities, the Election Integrity Partnership is laundering the reputation of Stanford to help pass off opinion blog posts funded by billionaire tech titan Craig Newman(Craigslist) and dark moneyed interests in the NYT as reliable sources to help "fortify" the 2020 election results.  The false claims made by these third parties, legitimized by academia, were scooped up by their partners in the NYT and other media outlets to delegitimize proof of voter fraud.  Afterward, "Big Tech" companies bolstered the "debunking" and censored the stories featuring proof of voter fraud.  The division of labor and propaganda supply chain were orchestrated by groups such as the Election Integrity Partnership. The Election Integrity Partnership and similar groups introduced themselves four months before the 2020 election, meaning their incorporation and staffing occurred at least seven months before the election, their  financing and conception at least twelve months before the election.  How did these organizations know that voter fraud would be a serious issue and take a side an entire year before the election?  For the first time, the public is getting a look at what the infamous Time Magazine article called "The Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election."

Since the 1964 landmark Supreme Court Case New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, institutional media have had a free pass to defame so long as the victim could not prove a set of highly subjective standards regarding "recklessness" and "malice" in a court district tremendously deferential to institutional power.  In an era where readers are unwilling to pay for journalism, where the outcomes of elections decide the fate of trillion-dollar economies, institutional media have increasingly sought the patronage of political interests by means of proliferating their talking points, legitimizing institutional narratives, and defaming disruptive individuals.

"This was a coordinated hit between outside organizations and a so-called reporter from the New York Times," attorney and political commentator Robert Barnes noted during his weekly livestream.  "They better be careful about their new business model of propagandizing Pravda-style and disguising it as investigative, fact-based journalism."

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Would the Biden administration put its thumb on the Census scale?

GOP reps question Biden admin on alleged 'political interference' in census, citing departure from estimates

Republicans cite departures from census estimates in letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo

More than a dozen House Republicans Friday are questioning Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on whether there "was any political interference" in the final census numbers used to decide how many House members each state will get for the coming decade. 

The letter, first obtained by Fox News, is led by Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee.

The Republican House members cited gaps between the number of House seats some right-leaning states were projected to gain -- or some left-leaning states were projected to lose -- and the final results announced this week.

 They told Raimondo, overseeing the Census Bureau, that they "have questions about the methodology and the role the Biden White House may have played in releasing these numbers."

Bernie Sanders has always been a despicable human

Did Bernie Sanders' Ex and Son Have to Live on Welfare?



I thought I knew all the horrible Bernie Sanders stories. But this one is new to me.

In 1971, Vermont was debating a tenant's rights bill. One of the testimonials to Vermont's State Senate Judiciary Committee came from one Susan Mott of Burlington, who said the legislation did not go far enough in prohibiting discrimination against single mothers and recipients of welfare benefits. Mott had one child and was on welfare.

That one child, introduced earlier in this essay, was Levi Sanders, Bernie Sanders' son.

Which begs the question, why did Bernie Sanders' (former?) girlfriend and his son have to be on welfare? Where was the University of Chicago graduate's considerable marketable skills? What was 5-year-old Levi's father doing that he couldn't afford to support his own child?

Prior to his election as mayor of Burlington, Sanders' income from a single film and writing was not enough to pay child support. In fact, the $33,800 (roughly $94,000 in today's dollars) salary as mayor was his first real full time employment. He doesn't even remember what type of regular work he did before.

And so, his own child ended up on welfare because his father could not - no, would not - support his child despite having a college degree, which, at that time, was fairly rare.

That makes Bernie Sanders a deadbeat dad. Bernie Sanders' infatuation with his own political ambition kept him from supporting his own child.

Is it true?

Bernie Sanders does seem to have a poor relationship with Levi. Sandernistas have used Bernie's refusal to support his son for public office as proof of his ethics and integrity. Nah. Bernie had no problem backing the various ambitions of his stepkids with whom he seems to have a much better relationship.

Mott's relationship with Bernie was quite the whirlwind romance.

 On March 17, 1969, according to records, Sanders bought another property, in out-of-the-way Stannard, with a population of fewer than 200 people, in the rural area of Vermont called the Northeast Kingdom. Four days later, Levi Noah Sanders was born, at Brightlook Hospital in St. Johnsbury, Vermont; according to his birth certificate, his mother was a woman named Susan Campbell Mott.

Sanders had met Mott in New York and lived with her there. He lived with her in Stannard, too, but not for long before moving to Burlington, Vermont’s biggest city...

He shared custody of his son in an informal arrangement with Mott, according to people who knew them. “She was around a lot,” Nancy Barnett, a friend who lived nearby, told me. Barnett called Mott “a pretty quiet, private person.” Sanders rented a small brick duplex at 295 1/2 Maple Street that was filled with not much furniture and not much food in the fridge but stacks of checked-out library books and scribbled-on legal pads. His son, who called his father “Bernard,” had an upstairs bedroom.

This whole mess only seems to get more twisted.

Messing said that version of the story is oft-repeated, and has perpetuated a major error: That she, Messing, is the mother of Levi Sanders. In fact, the mother of Sanders’ only biological son is Susan Glaeser. (She is listed on Levi’s birth certificate as both Susan Campbell Mott and Susan Sanders, which was also the name attributed to her in a local newspaper’s birth announcements.)...

After Sanders became mayor in 1981, she saw a news story that mistakenly pegged his first wife as Levi’s mother.

“I noticed that after the mayoral certification,” she said, when she saw a profile on him in the paper. “I wondered about it. It is just really weird,” she said. “And irrelevant. Then suddenly it’s important when you’re running for president.”

VTDigger asked Bernie Sanders’ campaign office for a comment about why Sanders didn’t correct the record at some point over the past 35 years. The campaign did not respond to the request before publication of this story.

There's been speculation that Bernie and his people wanted to bury the out-of-wedlock welfare mom and deadbeat dad angle. At the time that would have been more damaging than it is now.