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    It’s going to be replaced with the same people who not only condoned but advocated for participation in the carnage and wanton destruction that ensued during the Black Lives Matter riots last summer. If you thought it was bad before, just wait.

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    Biden’s America

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    Migrant: "[Biden's] our only hope."
    Biden’s Promise of Immigration Reform Raises Hopes in Latin America



    Kirk Semple, New York Times, January 28, 2021

    They had survived for months in a dusty encampment near the Mexican bank of the Rio Grande, relying on donated food and tents, exposed to the elements and the constant threat of crime.

    The American border, always in sight, stood as both a beacon and a taunt. The migrants had requested refuge there, but had been sent back by the administration of former President Donald J. Trump and told to wait in Mexico.

    So, with President Biden now in the White House, migrants who had wept with joy and relief at his election hoped he would transform immigration policy and improve their chances of getting into the United States.

    But only days into Mr. Biden’s term, many of those same migrants have already grown impatient, their optimism souring to disappointment.

    The impatience is a reflection of the soaring demand for relief among migrants amid an economically crippling pandemic and after four years of efforts by the Trump administration to choke off both legal and illegal immigration to the United States.

    It is also an indication of the magnitude of the challenge facing the Biden administration, which has sought to temper the expectations and pent-up frustration of migrants and their advocates, and avert a flood of migration to the southwest border.

    “He’s our only hope,” said Gabriela, 28, a Bolivian asylum seeker who has been stuck in the camp for more than a year. She requested that she be identified by only her first name because she and her 3-year-old son were fleeing death threats.

    “With Trump there was no hope,” she continued. “Everything was going backward, backward, backward.”

    Mr. Biden raised expectations in the Matamoros camp and elsewhere by running on pledges to swiftly reverse many of Mr. Trump’s most restrictive migration policies, including ending a program, popularly known as “Remain in Mexico,” that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in the country while their cases are pending in American immigration court.

    The new president wasted no time. On his first day in office, he unveiled immigration reform legislation that would create a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants who were in the United States before the start of 2021. This measure, if it passes, would be perhaps the most ambitious immigration redesign since 1986, when then President Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill giving legal status to three million immigrants.

    Mr. Biden also signed a wave of executive orders that, among other aims, halted construction of the border wall and repealed a ban on travel to the United States from several predominantly Muslim countries.

    Although he did not end the Remain in Mexico program — or say what would happen to those who were stuck in Mexico — he suspended it.

    On Friday, Mr. Biden is expected to issue several more executive orders to expand legal immigration, restore the asylum system and enhance the refugee processing system.

    But despite the quick action, Mr. Biden and his advisers have been careful about communicating that he wants to avoid moving too fast.

    Officials fear that major policy changes enacted hastily could inspire a huge surge of migrants to the southwest border, overwhelming American enforcement and asylum-processing resources.

    With lockdowns easing in recent months, northbound migration from Central America and elsewhere has been accelerating, with many trying to make it to the United States border and some hoping that with Mr. Biden in office, they stand a better chance of getting in.

    An enormous caravan of migrants, numbering as many as 7,000, that set off from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, earlier this month before being broken up by Guatemalan security forces was the most obvious expression of this need and hope. But the uptick is also being felt in smaller ways, including growing numbers of migrants filling shelters along the traditional migratory routes.



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    White House Pressuring Social Media Companies to Censor ‘Hate Speech,’ Biden Press Secretary Admits



    The Biden regime admitted during a press conference on Monday to pressuring social media companies to restrict First Amendment-protected speech.

    When asked if Biden supports the continued ban of Trump on their sites, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “I think that’s a decision made by Twitter,” before adding, “We’ve certainly spoken to and [Biden’s] spoken to the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech.”

    America has no laws prohibiting “hate speech” and courts have ruled repeatedly that “hate speech” is free speech.


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    It's a jewish oligarchy that rules us. Theres not too much else to say anymore.

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    Ex-White House interpreter says she was ‘canceled’ for supporting Trump



    The White House sign language interpreter who was outed as a supporter of former President Donald Trump said Sunday she hasn’t been offered a return engagement since — and blasted critics who attacked her credibility and professionalism.

    Heather Mewshaw, who began working as an independent contractor for the White House last year, said she hasn’t been contacted by the Biden administration in the wake of a Time magazine report that revealed she translated speeches for conservative social media groups.

    “The goal of my activity — at the White House or with Hands of Liberty — is that it’s all about access,” Mewshaw told The Post.

    “The thing is, I was canceled and humiliated publicly and it was unjust and unfair.”

    Mewshaw, a 41-year-old married mother of four from Glen Burnie, Md., also said she’s been “harassed” and “intimidated” online for providing American Sign Language translation for the Hands of Liberty Facebook group and its defunct predecessor, Right Side ASL.

    Those videos include one featuring former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani that’s titled “What Really Happened On January 6th?” — the day of the deadly storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters — and another, since removed, that featured controversial Dr. Stella Immanuel, who has promoted treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine, which the FDA has banned for that purpose.

    Mewshaw said she doesn’t necessarily agree with everything she translates, but does the volunteer work in response to requests from people who want to see speeches by Republican politicians and other conservative figures translated into ASL.



    Her critics, Mewshaw said, “don’t want this content to be interpreted because they don’t believe in it.”

    “Deaf people just want a chance to decide for themself what information is out there,” she said.

    Mewshaw also claimed there’s a “double standard” for conservative ASL interpreters and pointed to remarks last year by David Cowan, who translated speeches by Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and other GOP state officials after attracting attention for signing a Beyoncé song at the 2019 Atlanta Pride festival.

    “To me, it doesn’t matter — Democrat or Republican, gay or straight. I’m there to provide a service and deliver a message to deaf people,” Cowan told Atlanta magazine.

    Although she acknowledged being a Trump supporter, Mewshaw said she paid “about $20” to buy a red “Keep America Great” hat for a video titled “Thank You President Trump from the Right Side ASL Team!” that was posted the same day President Biden was inaugurated last month.

    Mewshaw said she was upset by images posted online that falsely show her wearing the hat during White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s Jan. 25 briefing.

    That marked the first and only time she was hired by the Biden administration after interpreting five briefings for the Trump administration between Nov. 19 and Dec. 15.

    Other attacks on Mewshaw included a Change.org petition that’s garnered nearly 9,000 signatures and a since-deleted tweet by deaf model and actor Nyle DiMarco, who wrote, “Imagine what harm she could cause..,literally holding the message in her hands.”

    University of North Carolina education professor Jon Henner, who’s said it “would be problematic” for Mewshaw to continue working for the White House, told The Post, “I personally wasn’t interested in canceling her.”

    “The past couple of weeks have shown a lot of discussion on the topic about if signed language interpreters can really ‘play for both teams’ so to speak, especially if they have strong feelings either way,” Henner wrote in an email Sunday.

    “Regarding Mewshaw, it’s unfortunate that she did not predict the reaction that she would get from many people in the community given her previous interpreting choices.”

    A White House spokesman declined to comment beyond referring to an earlier prepared statement that said, “The President and this administration have made a commitment to having an ASL interpreter at every press briefing and are working to follow through on that commitment every single day.”

    DiMarco’s website is suspended and an email seeking comment from the Nyle DiMarco Foundation wasn’t immediately returned.

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    White House won’t ‘opine’ on Democratic calls for violence



    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday declined to condemn calls for violence and unrest from Democratic lawmakers, saying President Biden would not “opine” on “back-and-forth arguments.”

    At a briefing Tuesday afternoon as former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial was getting underway, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki was pressed on how the Biden administration felt about incendiary rhetoric from Democrats in Congress.

    In their pre-trial brief, attorneys for Trump pointed to comments in 2018 from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who called for supporters at a rally to confront and harass Trump officials over their support of the child separation border policy — claiming Trump was the victim of a double standard.

    NBC News reporter Kristen Welker noted that Biden senior adviser Cedric Richmond had even defended Waters, saying she had “a constitutional right to express those views.”

    “So how does the White House view that as any different?” Welker asked Psaki.

    “Joe Biden is the president,” Psaki responded. “He’s not a pundit. He’s not going to opine on the back-and-forth arguments, nor is he watching them, that are taking place in the Senate.”

    Psaki also refused to comment on the impeachment trial being pursued by the president’s own party and whether it is unconstitutional, saying: “I don’t think that’s for me or us to opine on.”

    On Monday, Trump’s attorneys accused House Democratic leaders of “feigning horror at the President’s choices of words” ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot without considering “some of their own members’ recent public comments.”

    The House last month impeached Trump on the single charge that he incited the siege that left five people dead.

    The former president’s legal team noted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) herself said at a 2018 press conference that she didn’t understand why there weren’t “uprisings” across the US over Trump’s immigration policies.

    “Maybe there will be,” she told reporters.

    Added Trump’s lawyers: “As political violence grew last summer, Representative Ayana Pressley went on national TV and said that ‘there needs to be unrest in the streets.'”

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) also blasted Democrats for pushing their own brand of violence toward Republicans and Trump allies in an op-ed published Tuesday, saying they were silent during rioting in 2020.

    “But where is the other side? Where were they all last year when political violence ravaged our cities, when people could barely dine or walk the streets in many places? When businesses burned and people were injured or killed by mobs?” Paul wrote.

    Paul and his wife were surrounded by a mob of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington, DC, in August 2020 and said they feared for their lives during the ordeal.

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    The would-be tyranny is scarcely even bothering to disguise itself in the "Land of the Free (to obey our "betters" and consume cheap crap from China)".
    "Almost every name belongs to well-known families of English stock....these soldiers were of ancient American lineage"- Prof. N.S. Shaler on the 1st Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade, Confederate States Army

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYAnglo View Post
    The would-be tyranny is scarcely even bothering to disguise itself in the "Land of the Free (to obey our "betters" and consume cheap crap from China)".
    Is that a good thing or is that a bad thing?

    On face-value it is of course bad. But all the cucks that didn't want to believe the "doom sayers" in the past and laughed them off as "conspiracy theorists" will feel a bit uneasy now. After all, what all those righties and conspiracy nutters were talking about now shows more and more its ugly face.

    Let's see whether that changes more minds.

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    Oregon: Math is 'Racist'

    https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen

    The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently encouraged teachers to register for training that encourages "ethnomathematics" and argues, among other things, that White supremacy manifests itself in the focus on finding the right answer.
    Not a new observation: those people running Oregon are lunatics/idiots. This math thing left absurd several miles back.
    "Almost every name belongs to well-known families of English stock....these soldiers were of ancient American lineage"- Prof. N.S. Shaler on the 1st Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade, Confederate States Army

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    Democrats press ahead on $15 an hour minimum wage despite deficit worries



    A report released Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 could add tens of billions of dollars to the federal budget deficit.

    That could actually help Democrats pass an increase.

    The CBO report showed that the Raise the Wage Act of 2021, which was recently reintroduced in the House, would increase the cumulative budget deficit by $54 billion through 2031. It also said raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would increase net revenue and boost spending on programs such as Medicaid and Medicare while decreasing the cost of others, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

    The report could help Democrats push forward a federal minimum wage increase because it supports the argument that it could be included in any legislation passed via Senate budget reconciliation, meaning that it impacts outlays and revenue and is not an incidental cost.

    “This is not just incidental to the budget [the wage hike], it’s key to the budget,” said William Spriggs, an economics professor at Howard University and chief economist for the AFL-CIO, on a Monday call with reporters. It has clear implications when we think about Medicare and Medicaid, which are two very large federal programs, he said.

    No Republican support

    If Democrats can pass the federal minimum wage boost through reconciliation, it wouldn’t require any Republican support. Instead, they would need only a simple majority in the Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tiebreaking vote.

    Democrats are preparing to use reconciliation to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which could include a federal minimum wage hike. Recently, Senate Democrats voted to prohibit raising the minimum wage during the pandemic, but through a nonbinding amendment. That means they could add the legislation back later -- and a first draft of the Education and Labor Committee’s part of the coronavirus bill seen Monday does include the $15 federal minimum wage increase.

    Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator and chair of the Senate Budget Committee, fully supports using reconciliation to pass an increased federal minimum wage.

    “Let’s be clear. We are never going to get 10 Republicans to increase the minimum wage through ‘regular order.’ The only way to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour now is to pass it with 51 votes through budget reconciliation,” Sanders said in a Monday statement.

    “The CBO has demonstrated that increasing the minimum wage would have a direct and substantial impact on the federal budget. What that means is that we can clearly raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour under the rules of budget reconciliation,” he added.

    The path forward is still uncertain

    To be sure, it is still unclear if Democrats would be able to pass the measure through reconciliation. The Senate parliamentarian has yet to rule on the matter, and it’s not a given that all Democrats would support a $15 federal minimum wage. Sen. Joe Manchin, Democrat from West Virginia, for example, opposes it.

    And, economists disagree with some of the CBO findings, especially that it would reduce employment by 1.4 million workers.

    Other reports found impacts and little to no job loss from a $15 minimum wage. A recent paper by Michael Reich, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, found that a wage boost would have a positive effect of $64.5 billion per year on the federal budget, mostly due to payroll tax revenue.

    Another study from the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute found the wage hike would reduce expenditures on public assistance programs by $13.4 billion to $31 billion and boost payroll tax revenue by $7 billion to $13.9 billion.

    “The bottom line is that the CBO finds that the benefit to low-wage workers of raising the minimum wage far outweighs the cost,” said Heidi Shierholz, a senior economist and director of policy at EPI, on a Monday call with reporters.


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