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SHARYL ATTKISSON HEROICALLY EXPOSES THE BIASES OF SELF-PROCLAIMED “FACT CHECKERS”

masc graveyard newWHO CHECKS THE “FACT CHECKERS?” It’s no secret that the Democrats have transformed every aspect of life into an ugly political situation. “The personal is the political” is the shallow line that they have pushed for decades now in order to justify the insertion of their political prejudices into the lives of everyone around them.

“Education” (LMAO), news reporting and Social Media fell to Democrat power politics long ago, especially the Democrats’ discriminatory hiring practices and tendency to want people fired or censored for expressing ANY opinion with which even the most emotionally fragile Democrat disagrees. Therefore it came as no surprise that Teacher’s Unions, media outlets and Social Media tycoons make their political donations almost exclusively to Democrat candidates. 

One of the biggest downsides to this has been the death of ANY attempt at objectivity. No “experts” or “authorities” or – most ridiculously of all – “fact checkers” are to be trusted anymore. Self-proclaimed Fact Checkers serve no purpose except confirmation bias for their target audience.

Sharyl AttkissonSharyl Attkisson, the Ida Tarbell of the 21st Century, has done a deep dive into the biases and prejudices of “fact checking.” The link is below, but first some excerpts:

“That discord is likely to persist because in large part the fact-checking solution is illusory. Many such efforts fail because they amount to a circular feedback loop of verification. The fact-checkers are like-minded journalists or often liberal Silicon Valley gatekeepers, who frequently rely on partisan news sources and political activists to control narratives on a wide variety of issues and controversies. This small group of players exerts an oversized influence, using fact checks to shape and censor information.” 

In that same article Attkisson covered one of Twitter’s absurd “fact checks” … about a hypothetical situation that hasn’t even happened (or not happened) yet – 

“Like many questionable “fact checks” at issue, Twitter’s critique wasn’t really a fact check at all. It used past reporting from selected partisan news sources to claim that a prediction about what could happen in the future is untrue — before it even happens or doesn’t happen. It was, in short, a Democratic Party talking point.”

” … today’s brand of “fact-checking” is rarely cut and dry, such as verifying the date an event occurred. Now, fact checks are frequently used to litigate matters of opinion or debate, and to proclaim the truth about facts that are unknown, or cannot possibly be known, at the time. They commonly provide what they call the “context” they claim is necessary to assess a factual claim, rather than a simple assessment of whether a statement is correct or incorrect. As a result, many factually correct statements are deemed to be “half true” or “mostly false.”  “

“Keeping this in mind, the biggest inherent flaw with efforts to fact-check information may lie in the qualifications, bias, and conflicts of interest among the ranks of the fact-checkers themselves. One example is the fact-checking nonprofit First Draft, started by Google at the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. Google is owned by Alphabet, Inc. Alphabet executives and employees comprise a politically active group that ranks among the largest political donors to Democrats in the country. During the 2016 campaign, Alphabet was led by an ardent Hillary Clinton supporter and campaign volunteer, executive chairman Eric Schmidt.” Continue reading

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JOE BIDEN’S TOP THIRTY BLOOPERS (SO FAR)

Joe Biden senileThank you to the BERNIE BROS who made me aware of this video compilation of the Top Thirty Bloopers so far by the senile, demented and corrupt Joe Biden. Watch this and you’ll realize part of the reason that President Trump’s approval rating just reached another high in Rasmussen Polls and is, in fact, higher than Obama’s approval rating was at this same time in 2012! 

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TO DEMOCRATS, FUNERALS ARE NUREMBERG RALLIES

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Even the most casual observers of the American scene have noticed over the years that Democrats are so dead inside they use high-profile funerals as nothing more than political theater. They contemptuously hide behind the corpse they pretend to be mourning, figuratively holding it up as a shield against criticism and against responses to the deceptive claims they make and the outright lies they tell under the guise of noting someone’s passing.

We all saw that ugly, divisive, hatemongering phenomenon again this past week. As I’ve often pointed out, Democrats have no identity outside of their political opinions and they think of themselves as “special” just for HAVING those opinions. When you are that empty inside you inject your partisan savagery into EVERYTHING, even fundamentally transforming funerals into campaign speeches using the dead person’s corpse as a podium. 

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S NIECE IN PARTICULAR BLASTED THE DEMOCRATS’ ABUSE OF A FUNERAL FOR POLITICAL STUNTS – Click HERE  Continue reading

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CARMEN BEST, A MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE, TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRAT RIOTS IN SEATTLE

Carmen BestCarmen Best, Seattle Police Chief and Martin Luther King Person of Courage, recently spoke out about the way Democrat politicians in Seattle have been furthering their war on the police (see links below) and yesterday added to her earlier comments by pointing out the terrorist warfare gear that was seized as it was being handed out to Democrat RIOTERS (not protestors – RIOTERS).

That equipment included EXPLOSIVES, SPIKED STRIPS, BEAR SPRAY and THE KIND OF LASERS BEING USED BY DEMOCRAT RIOTERS IN PORTLAND AND ELSEWHERE TO INFLICT SEVERE EYE DAMAGE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. Some of the eye damage MAY BE PERMANENT. 

Democrat violenceThe lasers have already been used frequently in Portland, OR, against Federals who had to be sent in TO PROTECT FEDERAL BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. Most adults recognize that the Federal Government HAS ALWAYS been able to protect Federal Buildings in cities across the nation, but in recent weeks it has been especially necessary because Democrat mayors and/ or governors attack federal LEO’s because of Democrats’ obsessive hatred of President Trump.

Meanwhile Democrats continue to egg on the riots and the hatred of police by pretending these are “peaceful protests.”

As Matt Vespa noted (see links below), this latest Democrat meltdown/ war strategy “is over the deployment of federal agents into these crime-ridden hell holes run by Democrats. In Portland, they’re trying to set the federal courthouse on fire, rioters are throwing IEDs at law enforcement, and they’ve blinded federal officers with lasers, some of whom may not regain their vision.”

#WalkAwayI will say once again that my biggest regret in life is that I used to belong to the fascist organization called the Democrat Party. Join so many of us and #WALKAWAY from that repulsive organization that is waging war on the rest of us because they lost an election four years ago.   

Getting back to Chief Best’s comments she addressed “two recent events (Sunday, July 19th and Wednesday, July 22nd) have included wide-scale property destruction and attacks on officers, injuring more than a dozen, some significantly,” she wrote.

“This weekend we know that several events are planned across the city that will foreseeably involve many of the same violent actors from recent days,” she elaborated. “There is no reason not to assume we will continue to experience property destruction, arson, looting, and attempts to injure additional officers throughout the weekend and beyond.” Continue reading

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B.I.D.E.N. – BIGGEST IDIOT DEMOCRATS EVER NOMINATED

Nina TurnerNina Turner, the black woman who served as the co-chair for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign – which was once again sabotaged by the corrupt Democrats – recently compared voting for the senile and possibly demented Joe Biden to eating “a bowl of shit.”  (Link below)

Her scathing remarks about the scandal-plagued, groping Biden continued: “It’s like saying to somebody ‘You have a bowl of shit in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.’ It’s still shit.” (No word yet on how many Antifa (KLANtifa) bacteria were aroused by her imagery.)

Nina Turner with Bernie SandersTurner also pointed out “WHILE BERNIE SANDERS HAS ALWAYS STOOD UP FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS, JOE BIDEN HAS REPEATEDLY LET US DOWN.” Joe Biden has long been behind draconian legal measures against African Americans, often in concert with Hillary “The Human Herpes Sore” Clinton, who notoriously called African American males “super-predators.” (No, Hillary, career politicians like YOU are super-predators. And career criminals, too.)   

Nina had courageously criticized Biden for exploiting his proximity to Barack Obama to try to pretend he himself was a good candidate for African Americans.  Continue reading

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TRUMP’S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDERS SAVE WORKING CLASS AND POOR FAMILIES BIG MONEY ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Trump is the new FDRDe facto Third Party President Donald Trump continues to be the most helpful president for the working class and the poor in decades. His four new Executive Orders will save – in some cases – FIFTY PERCENT on prescription drugs! Trump’s efforts to rein in Big Pharma have once again yielded positive results.

If you or any of your friends or loved ones have diabetes in particular, these measures will ease the burden on your monthly budget. Well, at least until Democrat judges intervene at some point in the future, then there will be a delay until higher courts overrule those abusive Democrats.

Democrat violenceAnd if you have handicapped family or friends then President Trump is once again saving you big money.

The Democrats, meanwhile, continue their war on the rest of us with their riots and hatemongering. Absurdly, they also try to pretend there’s a danger of President Trump not accepting election results even though they have made the country more bitterly divided than ever before just because they refuse to accept the 2016 presidential election results. Continue reading

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DE BLASIO BASHED FOR HIS HORRIFIC HANDLING OF NEW YORK’S COVID-19 PROBLEMS

Bill de Blasio with Liberty's headBrilliant and daring artist Scott LoBaido bashed the disastrous demagogue Bill de Blasio, Democrat Mayor of New York City, in a terrific banner that he unveiled over the Staten Island Expressway earlier this week.

Bill de Blasio’s horrific handling of the Covid-19/ Coronavirus situation has been exceeded only by his dismembering of the liberties of New Yorkers, as depicted in the banner.

As LoBaido was quoted as saying about his classic piece of art as political protest: Continue reading

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EXPLAINING “DEFUND THE POLICE” FOR OVERSEAS READERS

Mascot with demo and repub headsOverseas readers know that I’m an Independent Voter and I’d like to see BOTH the Democrat and Republican Parties splinter into multiple smaller parties. It may be the only peaceful way out of our current situation. Anyway, those overseas readers often ask me for some non-partisan perspective on American political events. Here’s another round.

Q: WHY DO JOE BIDEN AND OTHER DEMOCRATS WANT THE POLICE DEFUNDED? (This question came in response to multiple Democrat jurisdictions in the country, like in Minnesota and California, voting to replace their police departments or defund and diminish their police departments. Plus the way countless Democrat politicians like Biden have taken to referring to the police as “the enemy” and “an occupying army.”)

Privileged White DemocratA: “Democrats” often just means PRIVILEGED WHITE PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY ARE SPEAKING FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR BY AUTOMATICALLY SIDING AGAINST POLICE. These Democrats have convinced themselves that it’s only “privileged” people like themselves who see the police as a source of comfort and/or protection during and after the commission of a crime. They think that ONLY the police haters speak for “communities of color” and insist black people who like the police are “internalizing white oppression.”  

At least the true believers among the Democrats have deluded themselves this way. OTHER, more blatantly partisan Democrats view the recent nationwide outrage as an excuse to replace actual policing with their own – as usual – highly politicized organizations which will reflect ONLY the will of those people of color who agree with the privileged white Democrats about the issues rather than reflect the will of the community as a whole.

We’ve all seen the Democrats do this in the news media and in the “educational system” (LMAO) and it amounts to a political litmus test just to obtain AND HOLD a position. Does anyone seriously think that any black people who DON’T hate the police will be made welcome in the organizations with which the Democrats replace the police? Does anyone seriously think that any black people who are – or are just ACCUSED of being – right-of-center, let alone conservative or Republican – will be made welcome in the organizations with which the Democrats replace the police?

Democrats like criminalsSoon we’ll be hearing about how NINETY-PLUS percent of the replacement “police” organizations are Democrats, just like in “teaching” (LMAO) or in the major media outlets.

And if a few such figures of color who actually want to make their communities SAFER actually DO slip through the Democrats’ screening process, how long before convenient “complaints from Democrat co-workers” force them out?

And by screening process I mean the way that more and more jobs require degrees or at least courses in assorted Democrat-Sanctioned “Studies” and/or “Sensitivity Training”. Sensitivity as defined by privileged white Democrats, that is. Police work will be added to the list of occupations (like teaching, reporting, etc) that are, in reality, no longer open to everyone but only to people who espouse – actively and outspokenly espouse – one particular set of political opinions.    

Hopefully enough people of color will keep speaking out, like in New York where they are TRYING to make it clear to their self-styled White Democrat Saviors like Cuomo that they want various units of the police REINSTATED. Crime has skyrocketed in New York City under the Democrats and poor people of color often find themselves at the mercy of criminals just so that self-styled White Democrat Saviors can pretend they are “helping communities of color.”

Jakhary JacksonFor just one of many examples of the way so many of the loudest anti-police voices right now are coming from privileged white Democrats, see below. A black police officer in the Democrats’ Portland, OR makes it clear that there are often MORE PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE POLICE RANKS AT THESE INCIDENTS THAN THERE ARE AMONG THE ANTI-POLICE FANATICS.   

FOR THAT ARTICLE: Continue reading

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BLACK VOTER RECALLS DONALD TRUMP’S LOANS TO BLACK BUSINESSES WHEN BANKS WOULDN’T LEND TO THEM

Melissa Tate and Trump“WE NEED THIRD PARTIES!” is my frequent refrain here at Balladeer’s Blog. Donald Trump has been a de facto Third Party President and has been fighting BOTH of America’s notoriously corrupt major political parties. No other president of my lifetime has done more for the working class and the poor than Trump has. Unfortunately, the working class and the poor don’t own major media outlets so stories like this one from Melissa Tate’s social media are often overlooked.

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LIFE-LONG DEMOCRAT AND MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE BASHES BIDEN, PRAISES TRUMP

Vernon JonesDemocrat State Representative Vernon Jones, a Martin Luther King Person of Courage, who has been very outspoken about the right of African-Americans to vote for any candidate they  choose, NOT just Democrats, once again blasted Democrat Presidential Candidate Joe Biden over his many ugly actions regarding communities of color. (Link below, but first some excerpts)  

Jones has pointed out that President Donald Trump has done more for the black community than any other Washington politician, all while Biden hides in his basement. Vernon also criticized hysterical Democrat plans to defund police.  

Black Voices for Trump pic“Jones applauded President Trump’s decision to sign an executive order on police reform. The EO created a national database of police misconduct. This prevents officers from bouncing between police departments when they’re fired for excessive force or other related issues.”

black in magaSaid Jones “Where were Joe Biden and the previous administration for 8 years in the White House on this issue? I’ll tell you. They were absent in unifying this country.”

“The black unemployment rate under Biden and the Obama administration averaged a horrific 12.8 percent … By comparison, more than double that number – 350,000 black Americans – were lifted out of poverty during just the first two years of the Trump administration.”

Trump black supporters even moreJones also reminded voters of color about Joe Biden’s THIRTY-SIX YEARS of pushing horrifically strict bills against black offenders (sometimes in conjunction with Hillary Clinton, who notoriously called black men “super-predators”).

Trump and black support“Don’t take my word for it,” Jones said, “take then-Senator Joe Biden’s own words for it. The truth is, every major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of this Congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the State of Delaware: Joe Biden. Now that Biden is running for president in a woke Democratic Party in 2020, he’s attempting to sweep his racist legacy under the rug. We can’t let him.”

“Joe Biden is directly responsible for the mass incarceration policies of the 1980s and 1990s, which decimated the black community. Biden authored the 1994 crime bill which imposed mandatory minimum sentences, disproportionately putting hundreds of thousands of young black men in prison.” Continue reading

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