Prominent Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan told an enthusiastic crowd at Amelia Island’s Walkers Landing last night (Thursday, September 1) that the media and the Democrats are in lockstep and “the disdain they have for ‘We the people’ is scary.”
Speaking without notes or a teleprompter, the eloquent 15-year influential congressman didn’t hold back in his criticism of the press and the Biden administration during his fiery and emotional talk before an audience of local U.S. Constitution Scholarship Foundation members and supporters.
Despite what he says is the “lying media and the Democrats’ disdain for America” he was confident Republicans would take back control of the House and Senate because President Joe Biden and the Democrats “haven’t done one thing right and the American people – We the People get it,” he emphasized.
He cited the proposed hiring of “87,000 new IRS employees that will be coming after you”, the Department of Justice’s calling American “mothers and fathers that speak out at school board meetings terrorists” and the “illegal” student loan forgiveness executive order as just three examples of the “left coming after you and me” and lying about it.
He got an enthusiastic round of applause when he reminded the audience: “The House controls the money, and when we win the majority back we won’t be giving the Department of Treasury the money to fund 87,000 more IRS employees.”
He didn’t hide his contempt for the media adding: “They lie about me every day, they’re always lying, and they’re going to continue to lie. We have to push back.”
In response to a question, he said the Republican leadership will soon unveil its “Commitment to America” program much like Newt Gingrich did with the “Contract With America” in 1994. That’s when Republicans won eight Senate seats and 54 in the House to take total control of Congress for the first time since 1952.
He concluded saying: “We need to get rid of these guys and put Republicans in charge,’ and then when we win, it’s on us to do what we told the American people we were going to do and fight for the things that really matter. The country gets that.”
Speaking Of Deceptive Media: Rookie running back Brian Robinson of the National Football League’s Washington DC football team ne, Redskins (I can’t bring myself to use that insipid new politically correct team name) was shot multiple times in an attempted robbery and carjacking in DC last weekend.
Following the incident DC Police tweeted: “Alert: Shooting Investigation in the 1000 block of H Street NE. Lookout for two black juvenile males with shoulder length dreads, medium complexion, wearing a black or brown shirt with yellow smiley faces on it.”
Reporting on the story, the pathetic Washington Post did not mention the race of the suspects, a missing detail that some might consider helpful for folks who could identify them. If white cops had shot him you can bet their race would have been in the headlines. Oh, and if the shooters had been white, it would definitely have been part of the description. And surely the two shooters continued to wear the “smiley-face” shirts so they could be easily apprehended.
But hold it! Back up! The two DC perpetrators of the NFL player’s shooting were also identified by police as “males.” How does the Washington Post know for sure that’s true since the term “female” is fluid and so difficult to identify? New Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson testified under oath that doing so is even beyond her abilities.
The victim is black, and the police say the shooters are too. But that’s not unusual in America today. Black-on-black crime is rampant and conveniently ignored by the woke media. I’ve read government statistics stating that 90% of blacks murdered are killed by other blacks. After the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement rose to prominence police were pressured to back off policing black neighborhoods, an act that resulted in 2,000 more blacks dying than in the years before.
Last year about 58% of all the nation’s murders were committed by blacks who constitute only 12.5% of the population. And they murdered mostly other blacks. I’m sure BLM and the KKK equally support this self-censorship by the mainstream media.
Who’s to blame for this carnage? White liberals, the Democrat party and the mainstream media, are the black community’s worst enemies.
The late George Mason University Professor and syndicated black columnist Walter Williams said: “Black people cannot afford to buy into the white liberal agenda. White liberals don’t pay the same price,” he said. “They don’t live in neighborhoods where their children can get shot simply sitting on their porches. White liberals don’t go to bed with the sounds of gunshots. White liberals don’t live in neighborhoods that have become economic wastelands. Their children don’t attend violent schools where they have to enter through metal detectors.”
A frustrated Williams said, “White liberals help the Democratic Party maintain political control over cities, where black residents live in despair, such as Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago.”
He concluded adding: “Black people cannot afford to remain fodder for their liberal agenda.”
It’s becoming more and more obvious that sending high schoolers on a class trip to their nations capitol should now be considered an act of child abuse.
Meanwhile as the Post struggles to keep its head above water — something that owner Jeff Bezos isn’t used to — it’s rumored that it may have to cut 100 newsroom positions in a massive downsizing.
That didn’t prevent Fernandina Beach News Leader reporter Holly Dorman, from mislabeling it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in her front-page news article Friday, August 26. The nonexistent verbiage: “Don’t Say Gay” was also in the headline of her story running across all five columns at the top of the page broadcasting: “NCSD policies to align with “‘Don’t Say Gay,’ other acts.”
Ms. Dorman obviously did not read the bill (_h1557er.docx (flsenate.gov) that not only does NOT contain the phrase “Don’t Say Gay” but not even the word “gay.”
Instead of reading the bill Ms. Dorman probably Googled it and plucked the phrase “Don’t say gay” from one of the numerous misleading mainstream media articles that conform to her own political views.
Pay attention Ms. Dorman. Not only does the bill not ban the word “gay” in school settings, but it also doesn’t ban casual discussions of topics relating to sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom either. If you had read the bill you were reporting on you would know that.
What the bill does is prohibit classroom instruction on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” with children in third grade or younger, “or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
I suggest that if Ms. Dorman wants to continue to pursue a career in journalism that she obtain the book, “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser. That and the “AP Stylebook” will greatly enhance her performance and dissuade future criticism such as this.
Put Up Or Shut Up! As local election campaigns pick up steam from now until general election day, November 8, we will be subjected to a rash of meaningless, campaign generalities and mindless blah, blah that provide voters absolutely no clue about a candidate’s position on anything substantial.
During the recent primaries mailboxes were stuffed with flyers offering inane generalities ranging from “Support law enforcement and smart growth” to “Create good jobs and lower taxes.” Those are actual examples. No specific details were ever provided. The only literature offering specifics were those candidates telling us how awful their opponents are, detailing every indiscretion since kindergarten, including failure to color within the lines and running with scissors.
Is a candidate going to support hiring more police? Ensure that district attorneys prosecute criminals? Vocally support police officers? Vote to prevent eminent domain? Strongly support residents’ property rights? Encourage new businesses and investment? Investigate the rampant abuse of impact, building, inspection, and permitting fees? Recommend cutting bloated government payrolls? Eliminate burdensome and expensive regulations? Insist on firing inept officials and do-nothing bureaucrats? Put an end to unnecessary purchases?
They all say they want to “balance growth with environmental concerns. That’s nice. But how? What exactly are you going to do to strike a balance between the tree huggers, the business community, and developers? They’re stumped for an answer. They’re afraid they’ll offend someone.
For example, if they’re running for one of the two Fernandina Beach City Commission seats they should tell us if they agree with the Mayor Mike “Left Coast” Lednovich inspired “no smoking on the beach” ordinance. If they do, how do they foresee enforcing this ban that law enforcement says is unenforceable? Can they explain the logic behind fining pipe and cigarette smokers, and vapers, but not folks smoking cigars?
The fact is most candidates have no idea what they will do. They listen to consultants, local party officials, Political Action Committees (PACs), and angry activist groups that pump out the meaningless drivel we receive in our mail boxes. Want to make a quick and easy buck? Writing this mindless political blather is money in the bank.
Before you write a check to a local politician’s campaign, first ask him or her to describe at least two specific issues they are advocating and detail how they intend to implement them if elected and how those two will benefit the entire community. If they can’t, don’t waste your money.
Oh, and in case you missed it last week, here’s a photo at right of current Fernandina Beach City Commissioner and Mayor “Left Coast” Lednovich, publicly supporting the militant and Marxist Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization while at the same time that group was rioting, burning, looting, and shooting and beating bystanders. He supports the violent BLM while opposing smoking on the beach, which he says, “violates his rights.” Oh, he’s running for the Commission again. I’ve posted the photo as a public service so folks will know who NOT to vote for in November.
It’s Time To Revive Dwarf Tossing: Some very stupid and devious people currently govern the United States. It appears that the shorter they are the dimmer and more deceitful they are.
This is not a condemnation of short people in general nor a play on the iconic Randy Neuman song, just a casual observation that’s obvious to most Americans with a TV set but is never said out loud for fear of appearing politically incorrect.
The most apparent and unscrupulous trio of height-impaired devious federal government bureaucrats are Attorney General Merrick Garland (5’6”); Director of NIAID Tony Fauci (5’7”); and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (5’3”). All three come up short when it comes to telling the American public the truth.
Garland has politicized the Department of Justice and the FBI, turning them into Gestapo-like agencies with unjustified midnight raids, on homes and offices. His short-comings are so obvious and despicable that Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) told him at a Senate hearing that he should “resign in disgrace.”
Dr. Fauci’s string of lies are legendary ranging from telling Americans to wear a mask, to wear two masks, not to wear masks, that he didn’t know where Covid came from, lying that he had nothing to do with helping pay for gain of function research that caused it, to blatantly lying about the vaccines. Medical doctor and Senator Ron Paul (R-KY) has caught this nasty raspy-voiced little man in lies so many times that he frequently calls him a liar at Senate hearings.
Ms. Jean-Pierre lies to the media and the public daily. This diminutive dimwit is so inept she has to read her fibs word-for-word out of a briefing book. FOX News correspondent Peter Doocy calls her out almost daily, inducing her to quickly look down and flip through her briefing book in desperate attempts to change the subject or find an even bigger whopper.
All three look their audiences directly in the eyes and spew their outrageous claptrap. It’s like they’re competing for a Liars Hall of Fame berth.
Since not a single American ever vote for one of these despicable lying bureaucrats it’s time to bring back the politically incorrect dwarf-tossing competition and pitch all three into the Potomac.
Speaking Of Nonsensical Claptrap: Folks who support Governor Ron DeSantis’s Democrat gubernatorial challenger, Charlie Crist, are backing a politician who actually said President Joe Biden is “a good man, he’s a great man, he’s a great president,” and who accuses Governor DeSantis’s conservative supporters as having “hate” in their hearts.
Crist, who scored an unprecedented political hat trick by losing state-wide elections as a Republican, Independent and Democrat, also promises a leftist agenda that will make Florida — as Governor DeSantis accurately put it — “a subsidiary of the Biden regime.”
For an entertaining knee-slapping funny read about the hapless Crist my friend Larry Thornberry has a fascinating new piece in the American Spectator. Go to https://spectator.org/charlie-crist-governor-candidate-preposterous/
Based on their comments I’m assuming Crist and his supporters drink heavily.
Overheard At PJD’s Beer & Wine Garden: “We live in a time where intelligent people are told to shut up so that stupid people won’t be offended.”
RIP: I was saddened to read last Sunday of the passing of prominent Atlanta businessman and philanthropist Charlie Loudermilk (1927-2022).
I was fortunate to get to know Charlie, the founder of the national chain Aaron Rents, when he requested my assistance on a couple of projects in the mid-2000s when I lived in Atlanta.
The first venture was to collaborate with his son, Robert, to develop an awareness program for the Buckhead Alliance, a coalition of businessmen, various elected officials, community organizations and private citizens to address a rising crime rate in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead business district.
The other undertaking was to gauge support for a 50-foot clock tower that Charlie personally wanted to have erected in a small park in Buckhead’s central business district. The tower was a replica of the prominent clock tower on the campus of his alma mater, The University of North Carolina. The promotion succeeded and the park is now named after Loudermilk who footed a large portion of the bill for the greenspace.
During a meeting, when I asked Charlie who Aaron was, he told me the “Aaron” in Aaron Rents doesn’t exist, never has. He used the name to ensure the company would always be listed first in phone books and other publications using alphabetical displays.
He was an interesting man and from what I experienced and witnessed treated those around him with courtesy, respect, and kindness. Atlanta will miss him.
Speaking Of Nice Guys: Pierre Guite, a former professional hockey player from Canada was a terror on the ice but a pussycat when not body slamming opposing players.
The French-speaking former pro player, restaurateur, and salesman, who has lived on Amelia Island for 18 years, hung up his skates long ago. He’s now concentrating on raising money for a Children’s Cancer Research Fund and pouring his athletic prowess into riding a bike 500 miles in 27 days to reach a $25,000 goal.
To do so he must log a minimum of 500 miles this month and he’s seeking folks to help him reach that goal. If are interested in contributing or sponsoring Mr. Guite go to greatcyclechallenge.com, find his place on the list of fund-raisers and contribute what you can.
An active Rotarian, Guite was inspired to help when he heard about the cancer research fund’s Great Cycle Challenge and a young girl who said “cancer will kill her” unless someone finds a cure.
Pierre’s a good man aiding a good cause.