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(BenQQ 4.10.21) Lest you thought the media had "absolute" first amendment press freedom, consider what happened to a podcaster in California. His podcast criticised Aledandra Ocasio-Cortez, the youthful hip darling spokesperson of the Democrats. He gets visited by plain clothes state thought police who had been "tipped" he had threatened AOC.
So in the broadest context right now, that visit by the police aparatchiks to the podcaster to warn him he could not make threats to members of Congress--even though there were no threats made--serves to demonstrate the system's willingness to kick in its virtually automated powers now over adverse media coverage. This is new. (According to media coverage (link below), White House police told the California Highway Patrol the podcaster had threatened AOC.) Will the "press corps" ask any questions about this freedom of speech issue to Biden's press secretary who participated in Obama's campaign of overt lies over the Benghazi Affair? If so, expect either a condescending dismissal or a "we're looking into it" type response.
Whether offically intentional or not, this incident fits into the Democratic trend of eating away of rights and processes. I see a tremd. It used to come in the form of slow erosion. Now Biden is hacking away with a rusty blade. Some of his targets are the: Electoral College, filibuster, 2nd Amendment, immigration system, southern border, military preparedness against the Chinese who now see as weak and the election system itself. Biden's recent comment no amendment is "absolute" should be taken as a sign he's heading your way his rights hatchet.
Further, will Biden' s scheme of packing the Supreme Court with liberals serve to usher in the most radical interpretation of constitutinal law ever seen? Just like the social media corporate thought police now censor posts that say the Democrats stole the 2020 election, will the Biden administration under pretense of protecting the republic legitimize such censorship in the face of massive media documentation with the courts mostly refusing to hear arguments? Let's go on: if a civil rights case is brought against Biden for turning the government into a machine representing only one side of the population, will such a packed Supreme Court rule objectively? I doubt it. There are more hacks than thinkers.
Trump's loss to an alleged legal president whom we know little as to who is telling him what to say creates a strange vacuum without common sense and communications. Except the Biden boot lickers, the sheepish journalistic performance of the self-vaunted "White Houses press corps" speaks for itself. The former Obama disinformation specialist press secretary has them cowed, berated and obedient, excepting the few true journalists among them.
But all this reminds me of how local media treats the leading noise maker of the failed Trump impeachment campaign, Cong. Steve Cohen, (D-9th.
Memphis) Even though Cohen throughout his term in Congress has handed the media loads of things to cover, they have done little real coverage with questions that should have put Cohen on the defense. Cohen got away with such things as declaring Peter Strojk, the politically driven FBI official, should get a Purple Heart, impulsively attacking a woman testifying before a committee and unjustifiably calling a sitting president various things from racist to criminal. Even sitting before local journalists he was not called out to support his extreme views now shown to be without basis. Are local media afraid he would not show up for "interviews" if they asked him to substantiate his accusations beyond mere claims as he did on local and b-level cable media?
And no. I really don't think local media are afraid police will show up at their cubicles if they say something wrong. Perhaps a better explanation would be local media just do not want to go to the trouble of rustling the feathers of an overwhelmingly elected Congressman habitually elected by an information starved following. Great for Cohen. Bad for media consumers. Story link.
BenQQ Report videos relevant to this piece:
The Betrayal of the American Worker
Truth and No Consequences of Joe Biden
The Patrick Byrne Affair
How Much Did They Really Know?
Is Steve Cohen's Impeachment Campaign Kaput?
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(BenQQ 3.22.21) Nobody in politics learns faster than Trump. After two baseless attempts to kick him out of office and dull personal attacks by Democrats that are comparable to what Lincoln experienced, Trump made his biggest move since the post election steal. It was nothing short of mind blowing.
Apparently it is official Trump is going to start a new social media platform. The people on the internet that I listen to began projecting how the political landscape would have a tectonic shift not in the years ahead, but merely a couple of months. Fantasy team wish fulfillment? I don't think so but a ton of effects and possibilities...
How so? First, Trump supporters who were both censored and blacklisted by big tech power monopolies will experience a big hole in the bottom of their bottomless bucket of money as up to possibly half the country abandon them for the Trump social country. That's yuuuuge.
Second, it marks an historic shift where one media concern instantaneously draws, reasonably tens of millions of followers who overwhelmingly think the election was stolen from them in obvious excess of media documentation, computer fraud and foreign manipulation.
Will Trump treat his self-declared enemies such as local Rep. Steve Cohen (D-9th), the infamous chicken man of the House, the same way as the big tech freakazoids treated Trump supporters? Maybe or maybe not. Trump was always about results. He doesn't know how to be constantly virtue signaling like the Democrats. But he does know how to shake things up.
What are the Democrats going to do in the face of a kind of vacuum inside of the media who abused Trump supporters ever worse month after month?
The Democrats will continue to play to their old form. That's all they know. They will accuse Trump of some sort of massive illegality and launch attack upon attack. They know the “Trump media machine” (my quote) will not only coalesce Trump supporters but will draw away traditional Dems, such as minorities tired of being played with a race card. It all means trouble for the Democrats in 2022.
Speaking of cards, another the Dems may play is an old favorite: gov regulation against Trump's platform. This will be similar/same regulation they never really wanted to vote for when it affected their big tech political allies—Twitter, Apple, Amazon, Google, etc.
Regardless, some of the geniuses inside of big tech may now want to call off the dogs on the Trump side of the market and invite them back in as if they had never thrown hot coffee in their face. Sorry, I just tripped.
Those shifting tectonics mentioned above will cause the Democrats to wail even louder over conditions they themselves helped propagate—such as American division, classism, regionalism and winking at a supportive fascist street organization, to name a few.
Finally, the effect of Trump's entry into techtolia is the beginning of business market divisions. For the first time, consumers of a certain kind of product will have a place to go and spend their money on a business on the same side of their interests. Instead of catering to globalists, entrenched politicians and the deep state, some businesses may get a growing market of average people have "wokened" up and will take their dollars to political allies.
Some other businesses will try--and some already have--to market the same way. Regardless, Trump is destined to make more money than ever. Advertisers on Trump's platform will ignore assorted Democratic threats as they reach out to the conservative pocketbooks who will gather under one social media roof.
To be seen: what about, if anything, the current group of pro-Trump or conservative social media companies such as Gab (that as I recall actually called itself the “Trump network” but don't quote me), Parler and countless other small players? Will Trump supporters stick with them or wil they stop posting and fall off?
Final question: will Trump political and government innovations be recreated in his brand of social media?
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(3/16/21) (BenQQ) In Biden's mad rush to punish all things Trump to satisfy his equally irrational political constituency, the city of Memphis, TN, a concretized bastion of likewise single minded Democratism, is likely to be hit with increased crime, reduced jobs, more stress on social services and lower worker wages."HOW CAN THAT BE?" Democrats shriek, if not worse.
Short anwer: Biden's illegal immigrant open border policy.
Long answer: Biden's opening of our southern border to lets in willy-nilly (and ahead of all legal immigrants who play by the rules).
> low hourly workers that will reduce wages
> Covid carriers to infect tight emigrant communities
> gang members who will recruit children to do their dirty work
> violent criminals who already have been returned once to their country of origin
> "children," among them males 15-17 who will do anything to survive as an illegal, as well as unescorted kids who will be absorbed, like all the rest, somewhere into the country.
They will all become ultimately the new Democratic voting block. Its all worth it. Nothing could be as bad as having voters once again choose a Donald Trump in a fair election.
But that's not all.
With Biden's order to stop construction on Trump's border wall, those brutal Mexican cartels are now finding it easier to stream illegal people and products across the border in the wake of an overwhelmed Border Patrol. What's particularly disturbing is that Trump had gotten it under control via negotiated cooperation with the Mexican government.
Because Memphis has a population of voters easily influenced to vote for established Democratic candidates and institutions, which includes just about, if not all, of the media, that media should feel an extra obligation to accurately report what the stoppage of wall construction really means for the people the Democrats profess to care about.
As a result of his insane open border policies, Mexican President Obrador later tauntingly called Biden the "migrant president" while Nancy Pellosi, true to Democrat propaganda technique, actually blamed Trump on Biden's border mess.
We can call Biden also the "cartel president." Mexican cartels are players uncontrolled by government. They brutalize whole populations with mind numbing cruelty and terror, battle over control of geo regions and kill journalists who report about them. Now Biden has given them a "border pass" that will nodoubt contribute to predation on people in the urban drug markets in cities mostly controlled by Democrats.
THE DRUG PUSHERS' ROUTE TO MEMPHIS
Unlike the most known crossing locations where Trump began to build sections of the border walls, the closest artery to Memphis begins in the easternmost Mexican border states next to Texas counties Star, Hidalgo and Cameron, according to a map published by an individual on https://www.trumpwall.construction. This is not the only port of entry but it is the closest route to Memphis from Mexico.
According to a chart on the site dated 1/15/2020, only 25.8 miles of a planned 83 miles of the border wall had been constructed. Among his first executive orders Jan. 21, Biden ordered all construction stopped. "It shall be the policy of my Administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall," he declared, thus opening previously blocked criminal traffic to Memphis and the eastern United States.
Methamphetamine Transportation Routes from Mexico. E. Texas border entry shoots up to Memphis and branches north. More info on "meth" at source: United States Drug Intelligence Center
Known as "crystal meth," an opiod, methamphetamine is associated with violent crime in Tennessee, reports this 2002 government report. Mexican "drug trafficking organizations and criminal groups" produce some of the methamphetamine sold in the state. Back then the report took a sanguine approach but Mexican cartels pushed their products north, according to a July WMC5 report. Kenall Downing reported: "Jordan [T.J. Jordan, Assistant Director of the Drug Investigations Division of the TBI] says Mexican cartels stayed aware of the demand and over time have pushed their product north." Presumably they pushed it through Memphis and beyond.
The media not surprisingly is not inclined to mention the wall in combatting the opioid "epidemic" though Trump's wall was intended to help law enforcement staunch the inflow of drugs, not to mention human smuggling. "This persistent rhetoric serves the narrative that the wall is motivated by xenophobia and racism. Instead, the motivation is reducing infiltration by cartels, gangs, drugs, and human trafficking," writes Benjamin R. Dieker in The Federalist.
Apparently no commercial media in Memphis, according to my web searches, has even mentioned the border wall, or lack thereof, on stories of drug crimes nor their increasing numbers. Searching the keywords "opioids--meth--Trump's wall--illegal drugs" found no pickup among local media. Its as if acknowledging "Trump's wall" (my quote) may have an affect in curbing crime and drugs is culturally verboten among local and, of course, mass national media outlets.
What I term as "normie" legacy media have concluded, of course, the wall was useless in "stopping" illegal drugs. (By the way, include in that list the USA Today the "network" of which includes The Commercial Appeal, Memphis only daily newspaper.) and Newsweek, which recently published a propaganda piece on how and why Trump was "defeated." (My analysis of that article as modern political propaganda disguised as journalism is coming up.)
Current journalism standards notwithstanding, the ever flourishing drug markets north of Memphis is recognized as growing. "Given the profit margins, Mexican organizations may be moving into the wholesale business in the Northeast United States, both the DEA and US prosecutors say. Authorities are worried that a violent power struggle has already begun," according to insightcrime.org. “We know who is going to win that fight,” a US prosecutor said in that article, referring to the firepower of the Mexican drug pushers.
The same organization reported, "Since surging into the market in 2013, fentanyl has become the most lethal category of opioid in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that more than 47,000 people died from an opioid overdose in 2017 in the United States—28,000 of those deaths were due to synthetic opioids, which the CDC says is largely the result of the uptick in abuse of fentanyl."
Because Memphis has a population of voters easily influenced to vote for established Democratic candidates and institutions, which includes just about, if not all, of the media, that media should feel is an extra obligation to report the other side as well--for the higher purpose of providing good reportage and information to its consumers. Such reporting must include the effects of the Biden border policies that will continue to invite hundreds of thousands of unvetted individuals into the country.
(2.4.21 Benqq) Memphis is a big town that needs jobs. The Democrats with Biden's job damaging globalist agenda negatively impacts Memphis. Local governments follow the Democratic belief systems. New masses of illegal immigrants are again gathering at the southern border. They are also revitalizing a central drug route to northern markets.The city is in the crosshair of the "Build Back Better" Biden agenda. The video above is an opinion piece.
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(BenQQ 1.12.21) A video on this subject is soon to be posted here and elsewhere.
1. Democratic Party election operatives will continue to get away with it. Instead of prosecution, election fraud will happen over and over because there will be continued incentive for local judges, politicians and other officials to steal votes. Some have called this a part of the Democrats "16 year plan."
2. Related to number 1, courts will continue to be nonresponsive after the Supreme Court created the mind numbing excuse of nonstanding not to hear the case brought by Texas. If one half of American voters don't have standing, who does? Our once pretty good election system can now be compared--not contrasted--by our enemies and antagonists to the likes of China, Venezuela, Cuba. Soviet Russia. It makes the Democrats imagining complaints about Trump harming our international reputation laughably miniscule by comparison.
3. China will continue to grow in military technology and expand their borders with the goal of dominating America in every way. With the President of the United States allegedly linked to selling influence by his son in China, not to mention other countries, there will be little investigation of the president with the three branches of government controlled by the Democrats. Without full knowledge of Hunter Biden's allegedly selling access to his father when he was the Obama Vice President, Biden may increasingly be suspected of being the first Manchurian Candidate directly planted into the White House Oval Office. Don't expect to find out. China is sitting pretty.
4. Expect jobs to decline as a result of a mass infusion of workers: new pressure due to the instant creation of mass democratic voters via new states and mass citizenship of illegal immigrants. Add to that expensive Democratic international handouts and the roll back of job creating Trump trade deals.
5. Due to powerful anti-police elements within the Democratic Party, crime will increase but will be little recognized in blue cities.
6. Due to mass cancellation (cancel culture) of accounts, including that of the President, expect more repression of free speech in, but not limited to, social media.
7. Related to 6, expect a lower level of popular political discourse. The normie media will become even more normie with reduction or outright elimination of conservative comment. Yes you will have more aggrieved commentary from people like me. But non-politico normie media consumers concerned about daily living and work will soon forget the loss. Worse, school kids will not even conceive of a world without freakazoid social media telling them what to do. Its all part of the plan.
8. A bland economy, rising crime, Chinese foreign encroachment and unchecked election fraud will demoralize the system. Worse, every time we look at an enfeebled phoney president who can't even draw a crowd other than his paid careerist and party hacks, he will increasingly become a depressing symbol of the "Great Reset" where America lost on every front.
9. Social media companies begin phase 2 (phase 1 is their current censorship) of a kind of social credit score modeled after the kind China imposes on its people.
10.We bring China back as a dear friend while excusing its murders and imprisonment of mass populations, attacks on its neighbors and mounting territorial expansion. We do nothing to support the Hong Kong freedom fighters.
11. We will never get to the bottom of all the laws broken by Democrats—election violations notwithstanding--spying on candidate Trump, political charges against trump associates and others too numerous to recount here. Of course,let's not forget his addicted son Hunter Biden's “alleged” globetrotting campaign to sell access to daddy, a daddy who may be a pracitcal Manchurian candidate because he made himself bribable to a number of countries, including China. The mormie mass media kept this from you and now we all may pay the price.
12. The Democrats continue their division of America, now more mindlessly than ever since they now have unchecked power. But maybe its not so mindless. Ask yourself: why? Fact is, Trump knows everything on them. They want to put him away--fast. They will attempt to charge Trump with baseless allegations—as well as charges against associates and supporters following their previous model--all with the people's, that is, your, treasury. The Democrats will continue to want revenge to those who elected the people's president.
13. Finally civil strife will become more frequent as more information, especially regarding election fraud, seeps its way into public awareness. With the widespread perception of election stealing and no legal attempt to remedy, people fight back. The storming of the capital had all the self-righteous bloviating from corporate on-air media employees. However, few dared to say what it was really about: the right to free and fair elections.
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(1.7.21 BenQQ) A supporter and unofficial lawyer for Trump in as yet mostly unheard
arguments regarding election fraud in critical vote states posted a tweet apparently
showing Antifa activists inside the capital building yesterday. His account had been suspended
as of today. Twitter, one of the social media platforms that has propagated anti-Trump
content during the entirety of the Trump administration , also suspended the account of
President Trump. Twitter reportedly also cut the President's message for a peaceful
protest concerning the recent election. The majority of Trump voters and some Democrats
think the election was fraudulent according to Rasmussen Reports. Democrats are again,
without evidence, calling for impeachment, as well as the invocation, with no stated reason,
of the 25th Amendment.
When Democrats fail standards. We are now living in a divisional world where Donald Trump
is fictionally vilified and Democrats manifestly violate laws in elections and phoney charges. Opinion:
If the Joe Biden regime controls the Senate, the high (and unfinished) indices built and protected
by Trump in the economy, trade, foreign relations/stability, free speech and privacy, elections and
domestic safety will drop precipitously.
How much did people really know? The Biden crime cartel had support from what I call
the OIA, or Opinion Control Alliance.
How did it get this way?
There's a chance you voted for this: Biden's Leaderless Leadership by Committee
(BenQQ 11/12/2020) In case you were wondering just what bomb Biden was going to drop first thing, get ready for a doozie: he says he will listen to his committee of scientists .
Like a dog who chased a car and caught it, now Biden must figure out should I dramatically bite the tires or just stand in the gutter and bark? That car is not just about Covid but his entire policy package revived from Obama. But on Covid he's already waffling his campaign big talk. Biden is now attempting to "clarify" his first big talk solution on beating Covid-19: he will listen to his scientists! This sounds really smart!
Of course the problem with scientists: they live in their own echo chambers like celebrities, Democrats and media. It doesn't take a scientist to know lock downs work at least until another bug gets through the firewall. (In Memphis, the city back in the spring pretended to have a lock down but that was negated by the county, which didn't.)
Nevertheless such Biden big talk was an easy way to make Trump look stupid but make himself look smart, a deft trick, inspite of the fact that Trump had developed a multi-level strategy not seen since WWll to marshal science and industry in a rapid-develop knock-out blow: a vaccine.
But back to my dog catching car analogy--In a normal American media vs politician environment, the media would be demanding answers to questions that were not basement proof, like: are you aware of the issues caused by lockdowns to businesses and individuals to which Biden would say, yeah sure, but I'm going to give everybody a good support package . Of course that, my pretend aware media would say, only makes it harder for the surviving businesses to hire people back. After all, who really wants to go back to work when they were paid well more than what they earned working?
Another question from now long dead independent journalists might be some form of: won't this be the same as the European lockdown that not only did not work but now is suffering a resurgence of Covid?
And the penultimate question from the mythical press corp with a pair: Isn't Trump's policy of economic opening along with the use of common sense personal protection really turning out to be the best strategy in wearing the virus down?
Like football fantasy teams, real questions is a news fantasy is just as unreal. Besides, Biden is likely to stay in his basement anyway only taking questions from such sycophants as CNN and MSNBC. Thus the professional politician's term begins.
Biden promises to shut down economy- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ibfA9AQ1_w
The Memphis Commercial Appeal editorially supported the
resolution in a guise of journalistic objectivity. screen capture
With a 10 year DC based background in such, I think I can spot those campaigns with ulterior motives (and which campaigns don't have ulteriors?). So the "Pandemic as Racism" (my title) campaign was set in motion with businesses, activists and local media ultimately to do what else? Undermine Trump while politically siding with Black Lives Matter, Antifa and assorted malcontents. The recent vote by the Shelby County Commission to declare racism a pandemic is registering high and wide at least on my bull**** radar.
My attempts to find out who set into motion this organized operation with all the players and worked with the local paper to place the story above the fold with a color photo never even got a call back.
To my experience, the campaign was designed to, among other things, make the gullible think of the president, as our US Rep.Steve Cohen (D) often declares without even fractional evidence or certainly local media question, as the penultimate racist.
So it goes down like this: between budgets and grind of county business, the Shelby County Commission this summer found time to pass: “Resolution recognizing Racism as a Pandemic and a commitment to enacting policies that unequivocally defend Minorities and aim to eradicate the effects of Systemic Racism affecting Black People, and other Minorities, throughout Shelby County, Tennessee.”
There were two "no" votes from Commission Chair Mark Billingsley and Commissioner Amber Mills.
I received no return call from the office of Amber Mills.
One of two who voted no: Shelby County Commissioner Amber Mills.
Screen capture only not video.
Link to podcast of Shelby County Commission meeting.
In session Mills cited the negative response of businesses considering a move into an area where the governing body decided it had to declare minorities actually needed defending. Ya think? She waved a yellow legal pad that apparently contained her many objections but said little more than it would be getting into politics to discuss it further.
Council member Tami Sawyer said in response that the resolution was “well thought out.” She said the resolution was for all minorities—blacks, Hispanics, Asians. However, no one heard a full debate on the resolution. There wasn’t one, although The Commercial Appeal posited many points on the side of the resolution and only afforded Mills' objections at lower third of the article. (link above)
It was unfortunate Mills chose not to force debate if not for language alone. One could say the use of the word "pandemic" applied to "racism" infers an infectious agent that invades, incredibly enough, only members of all minority races in not only Shelby County, but presumably everywhere else. Such is the language of toxicity. It ranks right up there with declaring the president of the United States a racist, mentioned previously herein.
Let me roll this out: the resolution is an insidious socially destructive and politically facile analogy. Now let me unpack it: Insidious because it infers whites visit the "effects" of racism upon minorities and facile because Shelby County minorities are likely to be influenced by the one sided editorial coverage, as illustrated by the Commercial Appeal article and easy Democratic demagoguery as spewed by Cohen.
Interestingly, the commission did not use "epidemic" to at least keep it local but there may have been a strategic reason for that. Local doesn't have the ideological heft. The term "pandemic" stops cold that ostensibly long desired discussion about race by automatically positioning the other side, i.e. today's whites, behind an eight ball. This type of political antics further balkanize the races. It can get out of hand.
Speaking of eight, the "eight can't wait" policing reforms have been supported by both the city and county governing bodies. Judging by reporting, these use of force restrictions have been pretty much accepted by local police administrations as well, which, by the way, undermines the need for the "pandemic" language. (link below) Of particular interest to me are the "no knock" warrants where police show up in early morning and break into homes to serve warrants.
The Commercial Appeal bent over backward to explain it. The term "pandemic" was used because it is something affecting the whole country. The article assembled experts from a CEO of Regional One Health to Shelby County Director of Health Alisa Haushalter to weave a justification, which included the police killing of George Floyd, as to why we should accept social circumstances as precusors to health conditions. In so doing, we must accept racism as an infectious agent that is attacking minorities everywhere.
Users of the concept of pandemic racism want to infer this endemic malady has been spread presumably by (who else?) whites. They don't even have to say that. Somebody contributes to the racist pandemic and we know WHO, don't we?
The words "racism" and "pandemic" when used together infer there is a disease of racism that has been gestated by whites and delivered to minorities toward their presumably ongoing unhealthy predicament.
But if "pandemic" is appropriate in describing the effects of racism, others can surely use the term in describing another form of bad behavior: political violence that has swept the country.
The County Commisioner's resolution falls on the side of the rioters who will point to it as another justification for their criminal acts because, after all, it is the "system" that is racist.
To further extend medical analogies in purging the system of racism, perhaps the County Commission can be talked into using a kind of racist meter the same way a temperature gauge is used to help spot Covid-19 carriers. That would really get the job done:
In another political health parallel, the Nazis proclaimed Jews and others as unhealthy for good Aryan Germans. And they had a whole medical establishment of doctors and nurses to offer a cure. It was called extermination.
However, already we've seen Antifa and their radical allies try to burn down a building in which their "enemies" were sequestering for protection. But wait, I digress. That's really not the kind of "health issue" the Shelby County Commission wants you to think about.
I'm not calling the Shelby County Commission Nazis--nor am I saying they and their allies are wrong in identifying racial economic, social and health disparities. What I am saying is the language used to focus on it is inflammatory.
They should rescind their resolution and replace it with one that unites instead of divides.
I suspect this resolution was a product of a coordinated campaign to get Democratic run cities to declare racism as pandemic in America. That, of course, is a political lie but is cheap chum to throw into the very real and increasingly bloody waters of American cities. Most recent: last night in Chicago.
Part 2 of this theme is coming up. I also requested a comment from Region One Medical and the Shelby County Health Department but received no call back. Of course, email me your thoughts and opinion. I may publish them so if you do not want them published, please so indicate. Please title your email "Racism Pandemic."
Portland Rioters Burn Police Union Building,
Barricade People Inside Justice Center
(Memphis 7.9.20, BenQQ) Jim Jordan (R-OH 4th Dist) pointedly said this morning in a Fox News interview House Judiciary Committee member Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th Dist) is pushing impeachment again. In a letter to congressional members Cohen targetted Attorney General William Barr because he, per Politico, has "continually tried to delegitimize the investigation into foreign interference in the 2016 election.”
Excepting reportedly Reps. Tlaib (MI) and Pascrell (NJ), few Dem members have the desire for another failed Republican impeachment campaign. Even House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) reportedly called Cohen's political venture a “waste of time.”
Yet, with shades of his previous anti-Trump obsessions, that did not stop Cohen declaring this week: “We should pursue impeachment of Bill Barr because he is reigning terror on the rule of law.”
So, with not even the lineup of usual supporting members, nervous Democrats may be showing uncharacteristic prudence on being on the receiving end of independent voter sting in response to another baseless impeachment attempt.
However, Cohen has no reason to fear abandonment from his usual base who apparently out of habit (and with local media neutrality, if not support), will probably vote for him anyway. Cohen represents a heavily black Democratic constituency in a low income district that includes Memphis.
Cory Strong, has announced he is running against Cohen in the Democratic Primary Aug. 6, though, judging by his web site, he seems to have little substantive difference with Cohen.
Barr has agreed to appear before the Judiciary Committee July 28.
a first person account from inside a three car smashup, pics and words by Ben "BenQQ" Harrison
(Memphis 4.5.20) Yesterday. A perfectly clear mid afternoon. Only 1 mile left to go. Just make the bend in front of Rodney Baber Park. Then a short hop and I would be home where first thing I absolutely had to do was feed my dogs and cats.
Pedestrians help with accident victims. Note the complete side damage.
It wasn’t to be. Bam. Loud. I heard no screech of locked breaks on pavement, remembered no attempt by the speeding car running the red light to swerve away from the car passing under it. Three people would be sent to hospital. I heard the impact mixed with what I thought was a scream from either a person or metal scraping against metal.
Instantly my attention locked onto the car being pushed with a force that, from my vantage, was not letting up. Since its sideways path started in the center of the intersection, I watched the agonizing impact from what I believed would be a safe distance. Yes I, like every other gawker, would have the best seat in the house to watch a major car crash.
For a moment I expected it to be knocked over sideways. Then I realized the full force impact was propelling--or perhaps bulldozing--the deadstick vehicle directly to me. The little red car that had run the red light was still pushing it. Still going after it broke away at high speed and veered toward an empty field.
At the sight of the vehicle twisting toward me sideways I instinctively sunk low and pushed back in my seat. But I couldn't take my eyes off it. It hit hard. The sound exploded in my head. I felt myself pitching slow motion into a white pillow while my body pitched siideways toward the half open side window. The seatbelt cinched hard on my chest.
But it didn't stop there. The car that was propelled into mine continued to the the lanes of opposing traffic. That hit in turn pivoted my little 2005 Scion B from west to north. Our two vehicles ended up facing opposite each other on James Rd.
After impact, I sat still for a moment. I felt no injury but the cab was filling with smoke. I thought something was burning. My door was wrenched solid. I had a quick image of getting pulled with the Jaws of Life. Relieved that it still worked, I unbuckled my seat belt and crawled over the gear shift to the opposite side door. I was relieved when it opened and tumbled out head first. Nothing was on fire. The smoke was the powder from the airbag that had burst. That pillow saved my teeth or more. Ironically, it was an airbag that had been recalled and I had not bothered to replace it. I was lucky it worked.
Once standing for a moment, a man walked over and asked if I was alright. I said I thought I was.
A moment or two passed, I walked over to the car that had been hit in the intersection. The driver's side from fender to fender had crunched in. The woman driver was moaning and told me her arm was broken. I told her help was on the way and to stay still. I looked around and saw the little red vehicle that had caused this mayhem stopped about a hundred feet into a field. People were heading toward it. In a few moments, the occupants were screaming wildly at the apparent driver who was laying on the ground. I didn't want to cross over.
Police and ambulance services arrived quickly. As it turned out there were no life threatening injuries, according to police.
This is the car that ran the red light and hit the car above .
Driving from Frayser to Kroger in Bartlett in that late morning had been uneventful with little traffic but it was a different story on the way back. Distinctly more cars, some speeding and speeding wrecklessly. But luck ran out this morning at the intersection of James Rd. and Highland Ave.
It seems luck often runs out at this fated location. I had seen bad wrecks here before. For James Rd. however, this particular spot was not much different than any other part of this long stretch of road that starts at Watkins St in Frayser and stretches all the way into Bartlett where it turns into Stage. You can often see the crosses where someone had lost his or her life in accidents like this one. No one was killed here today.
As my brother and I collected groceries and various tools from my now ruined car, I decided to go to hospital just to get checked out. I had to be checked for coronavirus before entry. Subsequent various tests said I was OK but they gave me prescriptions which I did not fill.
For the three hours I was in the emergency room, I began thinking: was the accident I was in just made possible in part by the coronavirus itself? Sure, there were stupid kids speeding but did they not have more opportunity to speed with less populated streets? I see speeding more now with the slowdown and stay at home instructions than ever before. And does that mean a government will never get strict stay at home results?
On the same day as this accident, the Daily Mail said Tennessee and Arkansas was not taking the virus seriously. In one county in each state outdoor activity even increased.
Goodbye old friend.
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by Ben "BenQQ" Harrison
(Bartlett 3.30.20) Coronavirus. It’s changed everything in a matter of weeks. When I started writing this piece, President Trump had not declared a national shut down. Bartlett small businesses were watching and keeping up with the changes that can affect their market arenas. That was 10 days ago when I thought I had finished this story, but the virus does not seem to have reached its point where the docs can say its time for it to begin to drop off.
One virologist (Alanna Shaikh) said Covid-19 can range from a dry cough to a “fatal viral pneumonia.” After months of it being around we now it can lurk undiagnosed in your system with its ominous looking spikes to puncture your cells, hence corona.
When news of the virus was just picking up a media tailwind in early February, You could feel its approach from afar locally. My old MacBook Pro broke down and it was taking forever to get the repair piece shipped from China. I never suspected that had anything to do with the "Chinese virus" but by late February it had taken two weeks to receive a replacement part. So the repair shop, Bartlett Electronics, was threatening to go to the post office and find out where the package had landed.
Finally, when trying to trace the package, I saw a notice online that priority mail “from Asia" had been stopped. I assumed that meant China. Maybe the USPS was keeping packages enroute for as long as possible until any virus clinging to surfaces hopefully had died. I still haven't heard how long this version of Corona lives on surfaces with any number of variables like temperature and type of surface.
Thanks to the tech capacity to track viruses better than ever, experts are learning new things constantly about this “novel” or new virus. Recently researchers could say the virus only killed older persons especially with “underlying conditions.” The most recent news: it can infect and kill younger persons as well.
(10.30.19 BenQQ) I fall into that category that expects basic facts to justify a story--not the story acting as if adversarial prepositions are facts. For those journalists who are predispositioned that way or otherwise work for big media outfits that force them to their own a-journalistic adversarial positions, be forwarned: your product will suffer--and so will you.
Jonathan Allen starts off his article today by declaring Pellosi's patience has been "rewarded" with an imminent, at least as "reported," impeachment vote. Fact is, she is running out of time for an impeachment that will not get Trump out of office.
That's why instead of a story about Pellosi being rewarded, the first link in his story goes to another link that would supposedly show her getting rewarded. It does not do that. It goes to a Sept. 16 story also by Allen about Pellosi being pressured to go along with liberal, translated radical, Dems foaming for impeachment. I thought I'd see a headline that said something like, "FINALLY, NANCY GETS REWARDED." It was nothing like that--even when it was written by Allen himself. However, the link went to his story about how her "reward" is a one time impeachment vote in the House that would minimize local coverage in swing districts.
Let's go to para 2:
"Flipping?" Jonathan. Where did it flip? Again, let's look at your link.
(10.25.19 BenQQ) NBC left out in today's story about the release of Maria Butina, a convicted Russian operative, the fact that a former CEO claimed he was manipulated by Obama government officials into helping her infiltrate domestic political campaigns.
Patrick Byrne, the former Overstock CEO, said he was asked to continue an affair with Butina by Obama government officials. He appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and NPR during August to make his dramatic allegations.
Coincident to that, Rep. Steve Cohen (D) 9th District (Memphis) continuously called Trump without challenge a traitor and liar in some local and national media .
NBC News has been called out by conservative news outlets as a virtual spokesperson for the Obama administration, liberal and anti-Trump media.
We produced an opinion video about what we called the 'Patrick Byrne Affair' (below).
Is Cohen's Impeachment Dream Kaput?
(8.10.19 BenQQ) Rep. Steve Cohen (D-09), serving most of Memphis, cannot stop campaigning for impeachment, calling the president repeatedly a liar, Russian colluder, racketeer, racist, and to top it all off with a cherry on top, a traitor. As usual of course, what's surfacing is little evidence, especially evidence that would get the senate to convict. Cohen's activities not only do not serve his district but are actually intended--surprise surprise--to deflect attention away from Attorney General Barr's investigations about the Russia Hoax and related illegal attempts of the federal government to undermine Donald Trump's campaign and administration. Some accurately call it a coup.
A Roadmaster Driver Training Truck Crosses Sidewalk, Knocks Down Things
(Bartlett 6.1.19 BenQQ) A Roadmaster Driving School truck heading west on Bartlett Blvd went into the sidewalk yesterday. No one appeared to have been injured at the time these pictures were taken.The building had what looked like a half inch crack in the masonry. The entire building was taped off today. Three businesses appear to operate from it. Otherwise, the big training rig took out some fencing on the inside of the sidewalk before apparently stopping in the parking area of the street. The truck was driven away soon after the accident.
The Amazing Adventures of Steve Cohen as he jousts at the windmill of
President Donald Trump.
(3.12.19 BenQQ) Rember the outrage in some quarters of discovering some people
wore blackface? Quickly that spread to fraternity members donning Confederate
uniforms in parties and even going farther. At Wake Forest University one
administrator is the target of a campaign to make her resign. (Yes, this is the same
WFU that was named in the recruitment scandal revealed today, but she is
apparently not named.) I have another video planned on blackface/confederate
campus take from days at Memphis State University.
(1.17.19 BenQQ) Now that Mueller's report is pretty much a bust for the Dems,
its doubly so for Steve Cohen (D-9th Dist) who has spent thousands of
tax dollars in time and reputation in charging that Trump and/or his staff "colluded"
with the Ruskies. But now he has switched to new things. See him in action
with the excited Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC).
8.11.18 From Seditious to Crazy. Its the Memphis water. First Mudd wants political relief by Deep State, then Cohen "jokes" Trump will tell a Republican candidate to jump off the Harahan Bridge.