Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger has ordered the removal of all Confederate paraphernalia from Marine bases across the globe. Gen. Berger sent a directive to senior staff outlining a list of initiatives he is “prioritizing for immediate execution,” Military.com reported. The commandant’s memo did not specify what types of Confederate paraphernalia he wanted to be removed and banned, nor did he issue a timeline to comply with the order. It is not exactly clear what Confederate items the commandant was referring to. For instance, there are no Marine bases named after Confederate generals. The U.S. Army has ten such facilities, but no other service, including the Marines, are named after former Confederates. “Last week, the Commandant of the Marine Corps directed specific tasks be reviewed or addressed by Headquarters Marine Corps staff,” Berger’s spokesman, Maj. Eric Flanagan said. “Many of the tasks were published on Twitter Friday. Other tasks not published previously are mostly administrative matters.” Flanagan added that details about the matter would come at a later date. The commandant also called for a series of other progressive policies, including finding more ways to include women in combat roles and ordered the Corps to look into instituting a yearlong maternity leave for female Marines. Berger also called for parental leave policies for same-sex partners. Military.com noted that several Marines have been punished or booted from the service over accusations of racist social media posts, and the Pentagon is pressing the services to track extremism in the ranks.
How disappointing.. While nobody should ever condone hate and bigotry, this whole attack on southern heritage by the Marine Corps commandant is ridiculous. It’s just more political correctness in our military. The stars and bars are still part of some southern state flags, for crying out loud. How is he gonna reconcile that? What a moron.. This commandant is just bending over and grabbing his ankles to please the pc police. Hopefully Trump will fire him.. Unreal…
So let’s review the media reaction to President Trump’s coronavirus presser. CNN’s ball of hysteria, Brian Stelter, tweeted: “Since the dawn of the Trump era, countless experts have warned that the president’s lack of credibility would imperil the country in the event of an emergency. As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, those fears may be coming true.” That one tweet defines the media’s dark desires for something bad to happen so that all of their previous hate for Trump is validated. “The fears may be coming true,” Brian wish-tweets, relying on the word all CNN’s false fantasies bank on: “may.” Every story that collapses hinges on “may.” Trump may resign. Trump may not leave office. Michael Avenatti may run for president! It’s a word that provides cover for the media’s delusional dreams. Today, that dream is a disease. This time people will surely die! But it will be Trump’s fault, and then finally I’ll be right and CNN President Jeff Zucker will give me a lollipop! It’s a diabolical deal, welcoming a grim hell just to say, “I told you so.” Meanwhile, Gail Collins wrote in The New York Times that we should call the disease “Trumpvirus.” I say, let’s rename “dementia” and call it “The New York Times.” Because only a truly mindless paper would still run Gail’s laughable drivel. It’s an example of how they’d rather politicize than actually help. Members of the press claim to champion credibility, but their own credibility is a joke. The Times and CNN can’t be trusted on any topic, because their deranged filter spits out the same answer on everything. “Orange man bad!” I would call it a “plague,” otherwise known as “Gail Collins Disease.”
As usual, Greg Gutfeld from “The Five” absolutely nails it. Brian Stelter and Gail Collins are an embarrassment to journalism. I suspect if an asteroid hit the earth, they’d somehow blame Trump for that too. And, if Trump found the cure to cancer, they’d probably say he didn’t do it fast enough. Trump Derangement Syndrome is on full display now with this coronavirus scare that’s negatively impacting the market, among other things. Thanks to Greg for this outstanding piece! Excellent!! 🙂
Voters in Florida, Michigan and Colorado are threatening to sue their states after an independent organization discovered that each has counties with unusually high voter registration rates — in some cases, they found more registered voters than actual people eligible to vote. The data was compiled by the Honest Elections Project, a new nonprofit organization that blames the seemingly implausible statistics on a failure of states to properly update voter rolls to account for people moving, dying or being incarcerated. The group examined publicly available registration records and compared it with citizen voting-age data from the U.S. Census Bureau, describing the figures as “suspiciously high.” “All three states have multiple counties where voter registration rates exceed 90 percent, in some cases they exceed 100 percent. In the last election in 2018, the nationwide registration rate according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 66.9 percent. That disparity is a clear sign these states aren’t maintaining accurate voter rolls,” said Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project.
Thanks to the Honest Elections Project for their efforts. Voter fraud is a HUGE problem that needs to be addressed now, before our next presidential election in about 8 months. Click on the text above for more.
Chris Burns, a financial planner with Dynamic Money, said Thursday a new report that showed a small percentage of millennials are financially literate may shed light on why young voters are flocking to self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders. “Fox & Friends” host Pete Hegseth cited a report from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA) Institute about how millennials handle their finances. The TIAA Institute report noted that one of the key findings is that only “16 percent of millennials qualify as financially literate by correctly answering three basic questions assessing fundamental financial concepts.” Burns said the problem is a lack of education. Basic financial literacy might make young voters think twice before supporting Sanders. Burns expressed concern that without a basic understanding of finance and economics, young voters are drawn to socialism and other far-left ideas. “We discuss it somewhat in a historical sense with kids, but again we don’t get into the practical reality of what has made this the wealthiest country on earth, the best economy in the world, it’s certainly not socialism,” he said. Hegseth pointed out that Sanders, the Democratic presidential front-runner, has been reeling in support from young voters with the promise of free things, such as college tuition and Medicare-for-All. “When Bernie constantly says [former New York City Mayor Mike] Bloomberg is buying the election, and that might be fair whatever, but how much is Bernie buying an election when he tells this entire group of people everything is going to be free?” Burns asked, adding that everything Sanders is promising is “incredibly attractive.” It’s attractive, Burns argued, for millennials to hear that they won’t have to pay for any of the “free” things because “all the wealthy folks” are going to pay for it. Hegseth then added, “So Bloomberg is buying the election with his own money. Bernie wants to buy the election with all of our money.” “That’s exactly it and it’s a scary trend because honestly again there’s just this movement towards, well it’s just going to be the wealthy folks that pay for it,” Burns said. Burns also pointed out there are “very few states that require any sort of actual financial literacy or basic education.” “North Carolina just came out with one of the most sweeping bills on this saying, students have to take at least one class in this area,” he said. “But a lot of states don’t cover this at all. Or if they do, it’s only one or two weeks in the middle of a segment so kids aren’t really learning these things.” Burns was referencing the fact that starting next school year, high school students in North Carolina will be required to take a personal finance class before they can graduate. The state’s Board of Education, at the direction of state lawmakers, approved the change in January, WCNC-TV reported.
Well, good for North Carolina. Hopefully other states will follow their lead. This story/study basically confirms what we’ve been saying all along about the “low-information” voters who support Bernie and his crazy communist ideas. In short, they’re ignorant of basic financial and economic principles. They hear that they’re gonna get something for “free,” and so they turn their brains off and follow Bernie like a bunch of zombies. Nobody has explained to them that there is “no such thing as a free lunch.”
On Wednesday, the National Association for Gun Rights trolled Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s claim that 150 million Americans have died from gun violence since 2007. Breitbart News reported Biden’s claim on Tuesday night, when he equated protecting gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits as being on par with “absolute immunity.” He suggested the “immunity” has led to “carnage on our streets. 150 million people have been killed since 2007 when [Bernie Sanders] voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability.” Breitbart randomly selected years between 2007 and now, and looked at CDC annual death number to see that approximately 2,500,000 to 2,800,000 Americans die each year, and the leading causes are heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems, and accidents. The number of firearm-related homicides each year is roughly 11,000 to 12,000, which works out to about 156,000 firearm-related homicides over the course of the 13 years from 2007 until now. But Biden said 150 million. The National Association for Gun Rights seized on the fact that Biden’s claim is tantamount to suggesting half of America’s population died due to guns since 2007. “Phew! That’s nearly half the population, Joe.”
Joe has been saying all sorts of crazy, extremely exaggerated, factually challenged nonsense the last few months as his campaign for president has been struggling. And, very few news outlets are calling him on these lies.