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Biden to Impose Serious Sanctions on Russia – PJ Media

Vladimir Putin is raising the threat level in Ukraine by moving tens of thousands of troops to the border, threatening war. He’s also ignoring the pleas of the international community to release his political foe, Alexey Navalny, from prison. Navalny is reportedly on a hunger strike, although the Kremlin announced they would force-feed the dissident if necessary.

So Joe Biden chose this moment in history to punish Putin for his election interference in 2015-16 as well as the state-sponsored hacks of everything from government personnel files to national security secrets.

Russia was already under severe economic sanctions for the annexation of Crimea in 2014. But Biden’s new sanctions will definitely get the Russian president’s attention.

Wall Street Journal:

Using a new executive order, the measure will expand the existing prohibitions on U.S. banks trading in Russian government debt, two of the people said. Previous prohibitions targeting portions of Russian sovereign debt shook Russia’s markets and added to its economic woes.

That order prohibits U.S. financial institutions from buying new bonds directly from Russia’s central bank, finance ministry and the country’s massive sovereign-wealth fund after June 14.

Among other measures, 10 Russian diplomats will be expelled, including some due to allegations that Russia offered to pay bounties to militants in Afghanistan to kill U.S. military service members, the people said. Sanctions will be imposed for Russia’s cyber intrusions, election meddling and occupation of Crimea.

Significantly, the U.S. has named the main culprit in the notorious SolarWinds hack that exposed an enormous amount of corporate data. They are formally accusing the Russian foreign intelligence service, the SVR, of carrying out the attack.

The sanctions will also target specific individuals and companies.

Thursday’s actions will also designate a half dozen Russian companies as working to support Russia’s cyber operations, and designate more than 30 individuals and entities for interfering in U.S. elections, people familiar with the measures said.

The U.S., in tandem with the U.K., Australia, Canada and the European Union, will also sanction eight individuals and entities associated with the occupation of Crimea, one added.

Biden’s decision to expel 10 Russian diplomats is an open invitation to Putin to expel some Americans. Putin also has a nasty habit of finding ways to arrest Americans who aren’t protected by diplomatic immunity when he is especially displeased with Washington. This sort of hostage-taking is part of Putin’s charm — always the swashbuckling pirate.

Putin’s ego will be damaged by these sanctions more than the Russian economy. But how far will he go in retaliation? From Putin’s point of view, he sees a weak, divided America, slowly recovering from the pandemic and preoccupied with divisive domestic concerns like race and class.

Whatever Putin’s short-term plans for Ukraine and other world hotspots, he won’t be deterred. He will continue to make mischief and attempt to undermine U.S. interests regardless of how many diplomats are forced to leave Washington. The real challenge will be to deter his long-term plans and prevent them from bearing fruit.

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Screw You, We Wanna Expand SCOTUS – PJ Media

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Democrats Plow Ahead With the Dismantling of America

Happy Thursday my dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. It’s perfectly all right to be on board with almond butter but remain skeptical of almond milk.

LOL at the people in the comments yesterday complaining about the fact that I was writing about CNN’s bias, as if we didn’t know they were biased. Um, it’s my job to write about media bias. If the people who think I shouldn’t continue do it want to pay my bills, I’ll stop.

Glad we cleared that up.

Our friends in the Democratic party are at it again. And when I say “it” I mean the wholesale destruction of this once great Republic.

They’ll tell you that that’s not really what they’re up to but they’ve been talking about “transformation” ever since The Lightbringer got into office in 2009. What they want to transform the country into won’t be America anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised to find that they’ve got a secret list of new names for the place. They’re probably mad that Soviet Socialist Republics has already been used.

The Democrats were drooling buckets last fall at the prospect getting the reins of government handed to them. Again, they’re never coy about anything anymore. One of the priorities on their transformation wish list was the expansion of the Supreme Court. They’re really upset that Trump transformed the makeup of the judicial branch. For years, they relied on judges to implement what they couldn’t accomplish legislatively or at the ballot box.

Trump largely took that workaround away from them so they began lusting after the opportunity to get their toy back.

The main part of that dream was to increase the number of Supreme Court justices because the current makeup of SCOTUS has too many icky conservative judges for their tastes.

Word came down late last night that the Democrats are going to make a move on that. Tyler has more:

On Thursday, Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate plan to unveil legislation to expand the size of the Supreme Court, potentially reversing the originalist gains under former President Donald Trump.

The bill would add four seats to the Court, bringing the total from nine to 13, sources told The Intercept. Congress has the authority to set the number of justices on the Court, which has remained at 9 since 1869.

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) are leading the bill in the House while Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will lead the effort in the Senate.

Last week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order creating a commission to study “Supreme Court reform” — likely the first step toward packing the Court.

So much for the commission, right? The House and Senate Dems have just let the nation know that Biden has no control over the party whatsoever.

As Tyler notes, this probably won’t work. It will, however, give Democratic power brokers and the media more opportunity to harass Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, the two Democrats who are opposed to both ending the filibuster and expanding SCOTUS. Grandstanding about the latter will give the media an excuse to get in a lather and be even more awful to Manchin and Sinema regarding the former.

Democrats not only want the expansion of the court, they believe the American people do as well. Whenever they have the slimmest of majorities, Democrats misinterpret it as a mandate. They believe that last November was a huge sign that America wants to lurch leftward. The reality is that they lost seats in the House, barely have a Senate majority, and, well, we all know how Grandpa Gropes got into the White House. Out here in America, Republicans still control the majority of governor’s mansions and state legislatures.

Not nearly as many people are on board with their garbage as they’d like to think.

Let’s just hope that nobody blinks while they’re overreaching.

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Cashes in – PJ Media

Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of Blacks Lives Matter. About her background, she said in 2015: “The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia (Garza, BLM co-founder) in particular are trained organizers.” Cullors also said: “We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk.”

Cullors, the self-described “trained Marxist,” appears to be doing quite well for herself. Last year, she signed a major Hollywood production deal. Variety reported: “The co-founder of Black Lives Matter has signed her first … overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. Characterized as multi-year and wide-ranging, the pact will see Cullors develop and produce original programming across all platforms, including broadcast, cable and streaming.” Her first overall deal? So much for that “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” stuff.

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The value of the deal remains undisclosed. But Cullors recently purchased a $1.4 million home in Topanga Canyon, California, with a white population of 88.2% and a Black population of 0.4%, according to the 2010 census. Not exactly the ‘hood.

About Cullors new home, a celebrity real estate website writes: “A winding 15-minute drive from The Commons at Calabasas and a slightly longer and somewhat less serpentine drive from Malibu’s Getty Villa, the pint-sized compound spans about one-quarter of an acre. The property’s not-quite 2,400 square feet is divided between the … three-bedroom and two-bath main house and a separate one-bed/one-bath apartment capable of hosting guests long term with a private entry and a living room with kitchenette.” According to public records, this is just one of three homes that Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area.

Cullors may just be getting warmed up. According to the New York Post: “(Cullors) also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes. … Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.”

Meanwhile, of the estimated $90 million donated to Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in 2020, Michael Brown Sr., the father of the man killed by a Ferguson police officer, says he has received just $500 from BLM affiliates. Brown Sr. asked: “Why hasn’t my family’s foundation received any assistance from the movement? How could you leave the families who are helping the community without any funding?”

The Associated Press reported: “The foundation said it committed $21.7 million in grant funding to official and unofficial BLM chapters, as well as 30 Black-led local organizations. It ended 2020 with a balance of more than $60 million. … The foundation’s expenses were approximately $8.4 million — that includes staffing, operating and administrative costs, along with activities such as civic engagement, rapid response and crisis intervention.”

Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City — which is not affiliated with Cullors’ BLM Global Network Foundation — now calls for “an independent investigation” into the finances of Cullors’ BLM. Newsome said, “If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes.”

As for Cullors’ mentor, here is what Karl Marx wrote about private property and the acquisition of wealth: “You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.

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“In one word, you reproach us with intending to do away with your property. Precisely so: that is just what we intend.”

Apparently, Ms. Cullors, the self-described “trained Marxist,” skipped class that day.

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Here We Go Again… Now Cheese Is Racist – PJ Media

In this year alone, we’ve learned that trees are racist, as are fonts. Heck, even not being racist is racist!

So, I guess the news that cheese is racist now shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Environmentalists in Brighton and Hove in England are trying to get more plant-based school meals, citing not only the environmental impact of animal agriculture and fishing industries, as well the apparent racism of dairy products.

“Animal agriculture and fishing industries are leading causes of deforestation, ocean dead zones, water pollution, biodiversity loss and species extinction,” reads the petition started by Alison Plaumer of Extinction Rebellion. “Not only that, intensive animal farming poses a significant threat for the development of new pandemics and for furthered antibacterial resistance to emerge.”

Plaumer also told the city council last month that “Arguably, there is a racist element to serving dairy too much because 65 percent of the world’s population are lactose intolerant, many from the BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) community.”

“Loads of parents around here give lots of support to this,” Plaumer claims. “What do children want? They want action. They want it now.”

Most kids probably want cheese, too. Because cheese is awesome, and I feel bad for anyone who can’t have cheese because, as I said, it’s awesome.

If cheese is racist, what does that make Hunter Biden, who used to smoke parmesan cheese because it looked like crack?

The petition is calling for two plant-based food days be introduced at all public schools, and all council-run events to be entirely plant-based after the pandemic is over.

That’s cute.

According to Impossible Foods, their Impossible Burger, the plant-based burger of choice that’s available at Burger King, the ingredients of their burger are the following:

Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% Or Less Of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant), Soy Protein Isolate, Vitamins and Minerals (Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12).

Well, good luck if you have a soy allergy. I guess if you have a soy allergy you’re racist, too.

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Democrats Ready Legislation to Pack the Supreme Court – PJ Media

On Thursday, Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate plan to unveil legislation to expand the size of the Supreme Court, potentially reversing the originalist gains under former President Donald Trump.

The bill would add four seats to the Court, bringing the total from nine to 13, sources told The Intercept. Congress has the authority to set the number of justices on the Court, which has remained at 9 since 1869.

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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) are leading the bill in the House while Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will lead the effort in the Senate.

Last week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order creating a commission to study “Supreme Court reform” — likely the first step toward packing the Court.

Superficially, it seems that Trump has successfully gotten conservatives confirmed to the Supreme Court. In reality, however, Trump selected justices who would apply the clear meaning of the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress, as understood at the time. Trump did not seek out activist justices who would write conservative ideas into the Constitution — that’s exactly the kind of activism Trump and his allies sought to prevent.

Democrats, however, see the Supreme Court as a kind of super-legislature, using the Constitution as a tool to drag history forward. They look back on Roe v. Wade (1973) — which struck down state laws on abortion — and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) — which unilaterally redefined marriage — as positive steps toward progress rather than gross abuses of the Supreme Court’s power. Democrats supported the Court inventing new “rights” out of whole cloth because those rights involved abortion and same-sex marriage. The end justified the extremely unrepresentative means.

While Democrats claim their efforts to pack the Court represent the righteous anger over Republican efforts to get originalists on the bench, Democrats give away the game when they call originalism “racist” or “sexist.” By doing so, Democrats not only suggest that following the plain text of the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress is a partisan effort, but that obeying the oath to uphold the Constitution is somehow an exercise in oppression.

The Democrats’ bill to expand the Supreme Court is unlikely to succeed. While it would likely pass the House of Representatives, the bill is almost certain to fail in the Senate, where it would need 60 votes. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has repeatedly pledged to oppose abolishing the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court.

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This Democratic effort seems particularly noteworthy given Biden’s recent order. Do Nadler and Markey really want to cast a vote of no confidence in Biden’s Supreme Court commission?

At the very least, this bill reveals just how desperate Democrats are to gain back control of the Court in order to weaponize it for their agenda.

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Professions That Have Stood the Test of Time for Hundreds of Years – PJ Media

Is your career durable? Has it stood the test of time or will you be replaced by a robot in a few years? Rory Groves, in Durable Trades: Family-Centered Economies that Have Stood the Test of Time, pulls back the veil on what makes a profession durable and why.

Durable Trades is more than a career guide; it’s a treatise on why certain professions have always been necessary and what makes a career fulfilling. It is also an argument for a return to family-centered economies rather than a focus on climbing the career ladder. In the foreword to the book, Dr. Allan C. Carlson explains, “While almost every other ‘career book’ buys into the argument that workers will need to completely retrain every five to seven years just to keep a job, this author proves that there are many rich and rewarding forms of labor with astonishing records of durability.”

Groves, a computer scientist turned homesteader, changed professions mid-career out of a desire to spend more of his time “building things that will last.” As a former computer scientist, the author admits that he has seen his share of “obsolescence.”

“Nothing can be more temporary than what comes out of Silicon Valley,” he adds. “We live in a time when companies employ ‘planned obsolescence’ to make sure things they produce wear out and need to be replaced, so we need to keep earning money to buy the replacements.”

In contrast, during previous generations, things that broke down were fixed or repurposed. Neither were people disposable. “A person’s worth was not the net total of his paycheck. Children were viewed as gifts from God and the elderly revered as the wellspring of wisdom. Everyone from cradle to grave had value and purpose and was needed by the community if the community were to survive.”

With the arrival of the Industrial Revolution, “efficiency became our highest virtue,” posits Groves, “and with it, generational stability collapsed.” The factory “replaced the family as the primary means of sustenance” and opportunities for “apprenticeship, relationship, and cross-generational continuity of values and culture disappeared.”

Family-centered trades, Groves argues, “are not only the most durable throughout history; they are also the ideal context by which parents can pass their values, faith, and culture on to the next generation.”

In the book’s first chapter Groves explains that “as societies face problems, they increase in complexity in order to solve them.” And, indeed, the number of occupations over the last two centuries has exploded. “At the founding of our country, there were at most a few dozen distinct occupations,” he says. “Within 100 years that number had risen to over 8,000. Today there are over 30,000 occupations, with dozens of new specialties being invented daily.”

The book goes on to compare and contrast U.S. employment in 1900 and 2010. In the former, agriculture, mining, fishing, and forestry were at the bottom of a pyramid; secondary professions (manufacturing, processes, construction) were in the middle; tertiary, or service, jobs (sales, healthcare, banking, law) were above that; at the top, occupying a tiny space, is what Groves calls the quaternary, or knowledge, professions (research, education, engineering).

The pyramid representing 2010 is inverted, with knowledge professions at the top; primary professions occupied the smallest portion of U.S. employment in 2010.

“Within a relatively short timeframe, Western nations have come to rely on a minuscule proportion of their fellow citizens to supply the vast majority of their needs,” says Groves. ”

“It was not that long ago that every American citizen, regardless of occupation, possessed the skills to provide his or her own food, shelter, and clothing, should the need ever arise,” Groves laments. While he acknowledges that, in regards to material abundance, Americans are “vastly richer than our forebears,” “in terms of relationships to each other, to the land, and to God, our forbears were much richer than we.”

“If quality of life consists merely of the abundance of possessions, if our value to society is based solely on our productive capacity, if money, things, careers and people are perpetually becoming obsolete, what have we profited by gaining the whole world,” Groves asks, paraphrasing the words of Jesus in Mark 8:36.

Groves goes on to detail problems with the darker side of technology, the shrinking American family, the decline of Christianity in America, and the rise of neopaganism.

In defining what he considers a “durable” trade, Groves draws on lessons from the past.

Defining “durable” has not been easy. I wanted to know which types of businesses have been the least affected by external factors throughout history, place, governments, economic cycles, invention, and social upheaval. Which trades have endured for centuries and still exist today? Which trades are the most family-centric? And, of course, which trades do all this and still provide a living? Conversely, which trades are overly dependent on brittle systems and therefore not likely to withstand economic societal and technological upheaval?

After “examining hundreds of occupations spanning the past four centuries,” groves developed a five-part scoring system to evaluate the merits of each. Each trade on his list has survived for at least 230 years, “and in most cases several thousand years.” The ranking was based on:

  1. Historical stability (20 percent)
  2. Resiliency (15%)
  3. Family-centeredness (35%)
  4. Income (20%)
  5. Ease of entry (10%)

For example, the job of shepherding (ranching, livestock farming, dairy working), which came in at number one on the list, received 88% for historical stability; 93% for resiliency; 100% for family-centeredness; 80% for income; and 74% for ease of entry to the profession. By contrast, the lawyering profession, ranked at number 20, received scores of 76% for historical stability; 83% for resiliency; 41% for family-centeredness; 100% for income; and 44% for ease of entry.

Part II of the book includes key findings of his research as well as a list of the 20 most durable professions. It should be noted that the professions are described using their original descriptors rather than their current titles. Each profession listed includes a description of the work and the rationale for the scores in each section, along with data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each section also helpfully includes a profile of an individual or business thriving in that profession. An appendix at the conclusion of the book provides the ranking in table form.

The top 10 durable professions, according to Groves, are:

  1. Shepherd (rancher, livestock farmer, daryman)
  2. Farmer
  3. Midwife
  4. Gardener (arborist, vinedresser, landscaper, flower farmer)
  5. Woodworker (cabinetmaker, finish carpenter)
  6. Carpenter (a builder of structures)
  7. Painter (siding contractor, wall covering specialist)
  8. Cook (chef caterer, restauranteur)
  9. Brewer (winemaker, distiller)
  10. Innkeeper (hotelier)

Groves follows up the top 20 list with dozens of professions that received “honorable mentions.” The author cautions that his research focused on historical data rather than projecting which professions might be important in the future. Still, the longevity of professions that made the list are certain to give the readers pause before writing off trades in favor of more modern professions.

This book will be of immense interest to students and parents who are in the process of determining career and educational paths. It may also be useful to mid-career professionals who either fear future obsolescence or find themselves unfulfilled by their current career path.

“If there is anything that can withstand the nihilistic effects of modernity and the uncertain outcomes of our high towers, it will be families that are reclaiming critical functions at home—education, apprenticeship, discipleship—and working together towards a common vision to which they have been called,” Groves declares in the conclusion, noting that the family economy “has been the context by which parents pass their faith, culture and values on to their children for most of human history.”

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Rabbis Slam ADL for Smearing Tucker Carlson – PJ Media

A coalition of 1,500 Orthodox Jewish rabbis condemned the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) after it called for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson, accusing him of anti-Semitism. The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) sent a letter rebuking the ADL and urging it to “discard its partisan preoccupations and undertake an urgently needed course correction.”

“There is nothing supremacist, much less antisemitic, about concerns that voting by illegal immigrants is a negation of America’s electoral system and a violation of our democracy,” Rabbi Yaakov Menken, CJV’s managing director, told PJ Media about the situation.

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The outrage traces back to Carlson’s show last Thursday. “The Left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate of voters now casting ballots with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World,” Carlson said. “I have less political power because they are importing a brand new electorate.”

The ADL called for Fox News to fire Carlson, saying he “embraced a foundational theory of white supremacy.” White supremacist anti-Semites claim that Jews and others are orchestrating a “great replacement,” importing racial minorities in order to replace white people.

“Mr. Carlson’s attempt to at first dismiss this theory, while in the very next breath endorsing it under cover of a ‘voting rights question,’ does not give him free license to invoke a white supremacist trope,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote.

Yet Carlson’s remarks did not focus on race.

“A full review of the guest interview indicates that Mr. Carlson decried and rejected replacement theory,” Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch wrote in a letter to Greenblatt. “As Mr. Carlson himself stated during the guest interview: ‘White replacement theory? No, no, this is a voting rights question.’”

Carlson repeated his central concern on Monday. “In order to win and maintain power, Democrats plan to change the population of the country,” he warned.

In a further comment to PJ Media, CJV Managing Director Menken said that Greenblatt’s response proved Carlson correct.

“Carlson said that ‘the Left, and the little gatekeepers on Twitter’ would become hysterical. We said that Greenberg is placing his partisan political agenda ahead of neutral judgment on anti-Semitism. With one knee-jerk reaction, Greenberg proved both Carlson and CJV correct,” Menken wrote.

The CJV letter to Greenblatt condemned the ADL for “grossly misplaced charges of antisemitism.”

“The Coalition for Jewish Values, which represents over 1,500 traditional, observant rabbis in American public policy, is distressed by grossly misplaced charges of antisemitism made by your organization. Your recent attack on Tucker Carlson of Fox News, calling it ‘white supremacist’ to question whether particular policy choices enable illegal immigrants to nullify the votes of American citizens, is merely one example,” the letter opened.

CJV praised the ADL, writing that the organization was “rightly regarded as the Jewish community’s leading bulwark against the persisting hatred precisely because it was beholden to no particular persuasion, movement, or cause.”

“Alas, the ADL has become markedly partisan under your leadership,” the letter charged. “Your organization published the guide, Naming the Hate, which features obscure neo-Nazis of the ‘alt-right,’ yet says nothing regarding the far more dangerous, leftist adherents of radical Islam. Similarly, the ADL denounced Brett Kavanaugh, but not Linda Sarsour.”

“You repeatedly attempted to blame the Trump administration for a ‘surge’ in antisemitic incidents, though this was contradicted by the ADL’s own data. In a widely-circulated report, the ADL cited 163 bomb threats to Jewish organizations. Closer inspection revealed that 150 of those threats were perpetrated by a single person—who happened to be Jewish,” the letter noted.

“The ADL has tirelessly endeavored to hide the truth readily known to most Jews in America: the overwhelming majority of antisemitic acts occur in Democrat-controlled cities and on college campuses dominated by progressive currents,” CJV charged.

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“Saturday Night Live cast member Michael Che delivered an openly antisemitic slur against Israel in February. Yet, as former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind points out, the ADL made no call for Che’s ouster… only Carlson’s,” Menken told PJ Media.

Tucker Carlson did not endorse white supremacist “replacement theory,” and the ADL must know that. Yet this represented an opportunity for the ADL to smear an influential conservative voice — while ignoring the Left’s anti-Semitism. CJV is correct — this episode reveals ADL’s blatant partisanship, and Greenblatt needs to retract.

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How the Left Destroyed ‘Papa John’ Schnatter With a Lie – PJ Media

Papa John’s Pizza founder and CEO John Schnatter was forced out of his own company back in 2018 after he reportedly used the N-word on a phone call. Yet in the past few weeks, Schnatter has released the transcript of the phone call in question, and that transcript reveals the true story — it appears Schnatter was set up and the alleged “offense” wasn’t an offense at all. The Papa John’s founder suffered a heinous defamation of character.

Schnatter has sued Laundry Service, the company he hired to help bolster his public image, for many breaches of contract. His lawsuit claims that the company blackmailed him and orchestrated his destruction.

The racism accusations against Schnatter had always been politically motivated and overblown, but the transcript reveals just how duplicitous Laundry Service was and just how deceptive was the story that tanked Schnatter’s career.

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Schnatter built Papa John’s from nothing. At age 22, his father, Robert Schnatter, invested in a failing bar and John Schnatter — who had worked in pizza joints through high school and college — set up some kitchen equipment in a converted broom closet and set up his own booming pizza business. He sold his beloved Camaro in 1983 for $2,800 and that money helped save his father’s tavern — and allowed Schnatter to build the business that would become Papa John’s.

On the call that would destroy his career, Schnatter laid out the philosophy that made Papa John’s so successful. “When I get the pizza wrong, they don’t eat it. When we get the pizza wrong, they don’t sell it, then our people don’t make their bonus,” he said. “You never forget the fact that you go home with burns on your arms and that you have to make the pizza, you know, cook the pizza, and deliver the pizza because the guy had a crash or had a wreck or didn’t show up.”

Yet, as National Review‘s Dan McLaughlin explained in a lengthy profile, Schnatter became a high-value target in the culture wars.

In 2011, he pulled Papa John’s ads from Wonkette after the site mocked Sarah Palin’s then-toddler son for having Down syndrome. Wonkette’s sister sites in the Gawker Media umbrella, such as Deadspin, launched nasty retaliatory attacks. In 2012, Schnatter caused a stir by attacking Obamacare as bad for his business.

The Papa John’s founder gave millions of dollars to Americans for Prosperity and other free-market initiatives launched by Charles and David Koch. He also endowed free-market scholars at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Schnatter valued his total donations to Koch-related projects at $53 million.

After a disappointing quarter for Papa John’s in November 2017, Schnatter complained that the NFL had damaged its brand through the “debacle” of national-anthem protests led by Colin Kaepernick. Papa John’s had sponsored the NFL and became the “official pizza of the NFL,” investing about $40 million in the league annually. When NFL viewership declined in 2015 and 2016, that hurt Papa John’s prospects.

In that November 2017 call with shareholders, Schnatter claimed that “NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders” by not nipping the anthem protests in the bud. In February 2018, the pizza company dropped its sponsorship of the NFL and Pizza Hut stepped in to replace it.

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Early in 2018, Papa John’s hired Laundry Service to manage some of the blowback from Schnatter’s NFL “debacle” comments. On May 22, 2018, Schnatter and other representatives with Papa John’s had a strategy call with Laundry Service — and this call would go down in infamy.

Schnatter reportedly expected that the call would address marketing initiatives, but as the call began, staff told Schnatter that the call would focus on “diversity training,” including “role-playing exercises” on “race and diversity.” The transcript of the call reflects that Schnatter had received a document just before the call, and that he complained he had little time to review it.

During the call, Schnatter discussed the NFL anthem protests and remarked that a course told him “the players don’t care” whether or not the protests would “destroy their future income.”

Schnatter did not focus his criticism on the players but on both NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and President Donald Trump.

Schnatter said, “I’ve never met a bigger coward” than Goodell, warning that “he’s going to destroy [the players’] future income.”

He blamed Trump for sabotaging his effort to resolve the anthem controversy with the NFL.

“Before all that went down, I tried to get everyone in the room and say, ‘Hey, can we resolve this to everybody’s satisfaction,’” the founder recalled. “I had a bunch of people that I felt like were level-headed and to get this done with the unions and [Vice President Mike] Pence. We were going to meet at the White House on a Friday. And this was 90 percent put together, and Trump shot his mouth off and screwed it up all up. See, once Trump put his hand in the pie, then there was really no way to meet at the White House and get this resolved.”

Schnatter then complained that Laundry Service had ambushed him with the exercise material. “When you put this in front of me 12 minutes ago, ‘John, you’re a racist,’ well, it’s going to take me a while to get out of my shell because this is brutal if you’re me and you’ve been called a bigot for six and a half months. That’s why I need to study it,” he said.

“I mean, this is like threading three needles at the same time. It’s like I didn’t say anything racist, but you can’t say, ‘I didn’t say anything racist,’” Schnatter explained.

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He responded to a question about distancing himself from online racists by pointing out what real racism looks like.

“It’s such a bizarre question. It just was not the way — we had a town outside of Jeffersonville called Utica, and there’s a sign going into Utica in the ‘60s and ‘70s that says if you’re black don’t come into Utica after dark, and that was really frowned on not only in our community but in our family, so we grew up with this bullsh**,” Schnatter recalled.

“You know, they used to drag black people behind a pickup truck until they were dead. I mean, the question’s kind of way out of line just how gruesome these alt-right members are. And I don’t think I want to say that, but anyway, I think you get the gist of how I feel about it,” he explained.

The Papa John’s founder did not use the N-word in the exercise but rather when he spoke with members of his team after the call. The recording and the transcript captured Schnatter’s remarks along with those of Laundry Service personnel who spoke to one another on mute afterwards.

“I got to tell you, heaven forbid this company if they’re not going to use me at all. After I’ve looked at this research, I mean, I’m just not seeing how you’re not going to tell the Papa John story and let them – what bothers me is Colonel Sanders called blacks n******. I’m like, I’ve never used that word. And they get away with it,” Schnatter said. “Yet we use the word ‘debacle’ and we get framed in the same genre. It’s crazy. The whole thing’s crazy.”

Schnatter did not use the N-word himself, he did not even defend using the N-word. He complained about the fact that someone else got away with doing something he never would while he faced backlash for something that was not racist at all.

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Yet the Laundry Service staff mocked him, apparently unaware they were being recorded. “I think by Sunday John won’t be working… anymore,” Jason Stein, then the CEO of Laundry Service, said as he listened in on Schnatter after the call. “This is what happens when a sociopath spirals. … I hope he gets f****n’ sent out to the pasture on this sh*t.”

A female speaker said Schnatter’s “answers just said a lot about him. They were very revealing.”

“He’s a racist,” Stein claimed. Other staff agreed with him. “He has no problem saying that black people were dragged behind a car, using the N-word just now, but he can’t just f***ing say that.”

Stein and his team even suggested they should set up Schnatter with a hostile interview.

“I just want him to go and speak the truth, and I want him — write down the bullet points, and then go f***ing — just have to make sure it’s an hour-long conversation, so that he says sh** like he said here. It’s gonna come out. He can’t control it,” Stein said.

The Laundry Service team went on to condemn Schnatter for funding American’s for Prosperity, saying, “That’s a f***ing super right wing, like crazy…”

Stein and his team were working for Papa John’s. They were taking paychecks from the company while scheming to destroy the company’s founder.

Naturally, Laundry Service and Papa John’s parted ways in June 2018, after the call. Schnatter claims he fired Laundry Service, and early reporting suggests that is the truth.

Forbes broke the story about Schnatter “using” the N-word on a conference call in July 2018. Schnatter had resigned as the company’s chairman.

The story hit like a ton of bricks. The local NAACP successfully pressured Schnatter forced to resign as a trustee of the University of Louisville. His wife of 32 years filed for divorce. Same-store sales at Papa John’s fell 7.3 percent in 2018 and it lost big partnerships with Major League Baseball and several sports teams. The company scrubbed Schnatter from promotional materials and the company logo, and the Center for Free Enterprise at the University of Louisville dropped his name.

In his lawsuit, Schnatter alleges that Laundry Service blackmailed Papa John’s, demanding $6 million before the company spilled the beans to Forbes. He also alleges that Steve Ritchie, Papa John’s CEO at the time, “has admitted privately that he launched a false and defamatory campaign against Mr. Schnatter, falsely accusing him of racism, for the sad and simple reason that Mr. Ritchie learned that he was going to lose his job.”

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In 2019, Schnatter lamented that the “farce” over one phone call not only cost him his reputation but also “destroyed the company” he built. He claimed the pizza had gone downhill and he predicted, “The day of reckoning will come.”

This transcript brings at least one reckoning closer. The full truth is coming out, and it seems likely to eviscerate the lies about Schnatter’s character. Unfortunately, many conservatives still face false accusations of racism and hate. I wrote a book about one of the Left’s primary smear engines, but woke capitalism’s recent attacks on the Georgia bill show that these smears are surprisingly widespread.

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Yes, the Australian Military Did Actually Use Twerking Tarts to Commission a Ship [VIDEO] – PJ Media

I know this is hard to believe—and I thought I was being punked by a deep-fake video for a while when I saw the following video purporting to be a real commissioning ceremony for an Australian military ship. But this cringe-worthy group of twerking gals was actually part of the ceremony. You have to see this to believe it. It could be a Saturday Night Live skit.

The Daily Mail reported the incident:

Videos from the event show seven women doing a choregraphed routine while dressed in black booty shorts and red crop tops and berets.

Former soldier and Liberal MP Phillip Thompson told the ABC the entertainment was inappropriate for the occasion, which took place on Saturday.

‘Standards in the ADF, and definitely when commissioning a ship, should be a little bit higher than that,’ he said.

‘We’ve got the CDF, we’ve got members of Parliament there, and the Governor-General’s there, I don’t think it’s appropriate to be twerking.’


But wait! There’s more. The internet response to it is even better than the performance itself and I would encourage you to read the responses under the original tweet. The Daily Mail again:

‘I would flat out not believe you if the HMAS Supply banner wasn’t visible in the background. This is… too strange,’ said one.

‘It’s an interpretive dance, telling the story of how the Navy has no budget to put on proper entertainment for this ship launch after spending all their money on submarines,’ another joked.

They even got a defense spokesperson to comment on the gyrating crew.

A defence spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the dance was arranged to engage with the local community and preceded the formal part of the ceremony.

‘HMAS Supply and the Royal Australian Navy are committed to working with Australians from all backgrounds in actively supporting local charities and community groups,’ they said.

‘The dance was performed prior to the commencement of the Commissioning formalities and prior to the arrival of His Excellency the Governor General, Chief of Navy and Commander Australian Fleet.’

Oh. Well, as long as it was a “community group” performing the completely inappropriate and gross display—that should have been kept to bordellos, strip clubs, and red-light districts—I guess it’s fine for use in the Australian military, or something. Way to embarrass the Western World, Australia.