Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
Derek Hunter / Townhall Columnist 

The “experts” skipped the “Xi variant” because they didn’t want to offend the dictator of the country that unleashed a pandemic on world, so now we have the Omicron variant of COVID 19. What does it mean? No one knows. The woman who discovered it says its symptoms are significantly more mild than the original or even the Delta variant, but that hasn’t stopped the media and Democrats (sorry to repeat myself) from hyping this newly discovered strain as, perhaps, the bringing of Armageddon. Why? They want, no – need – to keep people afraid. They have too much they want to do they can’t justify logically, so they need fear to motivate its advancement. 

As always, President Anthony Fauci is leading the charge with Joe Biden dithers and eats ice cream. President Trump should’ve fired him when he had the chance. Then again, every President since Reagan should’ve fired him since his career is like a connect the dots of failure. Remember that AIDS vaccine?

Media hit for 'sophomoric and ridiculous' take on Biden's travel ban after calling Trump's restrictions racist
Biden previously referred to Trump's temporary ban on African countries as a 'disgrace'
President Biden imposed a travel ban on several African countries in the wake of the new strain of the coronavirus, the omicron variant, despite calling his predecessor "racist" and  "xenophobic" for imposing his own travel restrictions - a flashback the media has largely ignored. 

In 2017, then-President Trump imposed travel restrictions on six predominantly Muslim countries over concerns of improper vetting. Liberal media often referred to it as the "Muslim ban." When Covid began spreading throughout the world at the beginning of 2020, Trump would then block travel from China and six other countries, including Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Biden, a presidential candidate at the time, suggested Trump's actions were "xenophobic."

"We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus," Biden tweeted the day after Trump imposed travel restrictions from China...Read more and see tweet and videos here.

Monday, November 29, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

Ted Cruz Lays Into Fauci After NIAID Director's Latest Attack
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet

Sen. Ted Cruz addressed Dr. Anthony Fauci’s attack on him after the Texas Republican suggested he be investigated for allegedly making false statements before Congress.

“Anybody who spins lies and threatens and all that theater that goes on with some of the investigations and the congressional committees and the Rand Pauls and all that other nonsense, that’s noise, Margaret, that’s noise,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CBS News’s Margaret Brennan.

Specifically responding to Cruz’s argument that he should face prosecution by the Department of Justice, Fauci laughed it off. 

“Yeah, I have to laugh at that,” he said. “I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, senator?” Read more and see video here.

Where US workers are quitting jobs at record rates
By Andrew Mollica and Sarah Chaney Cambon / Wall Street Journal / FOX Business

Workers in the U.S. resigned from a record 4.4 million jobs in September. Many Americans are leaving roles for better working conditions and pay amid a historically fast economic recovery.

The wave of resignations hasn’t been uniform across the country, though. States in the West, including Hawaii, Montana, Utah and Oregon, saw the largest growth in quits in September, according to the Labor Department. Eighteen states broke or tied their records for quits levels in September.

Industries experiencing high turnover rates drove quits in the Western U.S. in September and led many Northeastern states to see a more rapid increase in quits since the start of this year. Quits in the education sector—which accounts for a larger share of employment in Northeastern states than many others—have risen at the fastest...Read more here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

 Wishing all my Patriot Factor blog followers a very 
Blessed, Bountiful and 
Happy Thanksgiving...gobble gobble!

Axios Reporter Says Dems Should be Wary of Ending the Filibuster, Highlights Their Hypocrisy
Landon Mion / FOX News

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan on Tuesday highlighted the hypocrisy of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and other congressional Democrats who are pushing for the elimination of the filibuster, a Senate procedure used to delay or prevent voting on legislation.

Swan spoke about his recent interview with Tlaib, and her claims that the filibuster is a racist tool of oppression, during an appearance on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" with host Joe Scarborough.

In his interview with Tlaib, he pressed the congresswoman on her assertion, pointing out that Democrats used the filibuster on a number of occasions throughout the Trump administration, and questioned her about what Senate Democrats would have done had they not had the filibuster at their disposal during that time.

"It would have been unfortunate, of course," Tlaib responded.

Biden Moving Forward With Plan That Actually Makes Supply Chain Issues Worse
Leah Barkoukis / FOX News 

President Biden will move forward with a vaccine mandate on nonresident, essential travelers crossing U.S. land borders, which includes truck drivers, emergency personnel, and government officials. 

The mandate takes effect Jan. 22 and follows the administration’s decision to open land and ferry ports to nonessential travelers who are fully vaccinated earlier this month.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents can still enter the country even if they are not vaccinated but they will be subject to testing.

The administration’s decision to include truckers is particularly worrying given the supply chain concerns and shortage of drivers.

"The US is already facing unprecedented supply chain disruptions and delays due to many factors, including significant labor shortages, production shutdowns, a shortage of raw materials, and pent-up consumer demand," the American Trucking Association told the administration earlier this month, according...Read more and see tweets and video here.

For those who missed last night's show where RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori presented their 'Thanksgiving Special' including 'Thanksgiving: Born of Politics...Tempered by Tradition'; 'Gird Your Giblets and Pass the Gravy'; and discussed the recent deadly happenings in Waukesha, WI....you can listen to it (and previous shows) at your convenience at: https://www.rspradio1.com to go directly to our podcasts and hope you become 'followers' of RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tucker Carlson Interview With Kyle Rittenhouse
Biden White House Again Gives the Courts the Middle Finger Over COVID Vaccine Mandate
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

I know with the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and the days following the 2021 elections sort of overtook the news cycle, the former story especially, but we still have this mess with the COVID vaccine mandate brewing. Yes, Democrats were licking their wounds after Election Day 2021, while also blaming white supremacy for their overall abysmal showing—but Biden mandate is still an ongoing battle. Yes, the courts put a stop to its implementation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is no longer working on its enforcement protocols for the mandate, but the Biden White House is once again telling companies to defy the courts last week (via The Hill):

Today, Tuesday, November 23rd, from 7 to 8:30pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori present their Thanksgiving Special including 'Thanksgiving: Born of Politics...Tempered by Tradition'; 'Gird Your Giblets and Pass the Gravy'; and the happenings in Waukesha, WI.

Hope you can tune in to RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on https://rspradio1.com. Click 'LISTEN LIVE' starting at 6:50 pm EST with the show beginning at 7pm EST.

Monday, November 22, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

Thanksgiving: Born of Politics...Tempered By Tradition
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots / Right Side Patriots Radio

Thanksgiving...a truly American holiday at its core yet a holiday also celebrated in Canada, some Caribbean Islands, Brazil, and in Liberia as well. Thanksgiving...now predominately a secular holiday has its historical roots in both religious and cultural traditions. And while President George Washington proclaimed the first “national day of Thanksgiving” in 1789, it was not officially celebrated annually until President Abraham Lincoln, in an 1863 proclamation, designated the last Thursday in November to be "a day of thanksgiving and praise." And it remained so until 1939 when FDR moved Thanksgiving to the second-to-last Thursday in November after retailers balked that Thanksgiving would fall on November 30th that year thus cutting the Christmas buying season short...modern day political-style lobbying of sorts I'd say. More on the specifics of this date change in a bit.

But how and why did Thanksgiving actually become the holiday we celebrate today, how did it start, how was it politicized, and why has it now morphed into a day when talk of politics is frowned upon?

First, let's discuss some basics and start with the fact that Thanksgiving is most surely based upon ancient pagan harvest festivals. However, we as Americans associate Thanksgiving more with the Pilgrims, who in 1621, sometime between September 21st and November 11th, were joined by approximately ninety men from the local Wampanoag Iroquois tribe, including their Chief Massasoit, and together partook in a three-day-feast. And today we equate the holiday as a day for families to gather together to “break bread” as well as to thank God for his blessings and for the bountiful Thanksgiving meal spread out before us.

But two things most people don't know is that first, the Pilgrims themselves were not actually associated with Thanksgiving until the 19th century after “Forefathers Day” became a holiday...a holiday now long forgotten...when the Pilgrims became known as the “face of liberty,” if you will, as well as their being the precursor of the Founding Fathers. And second, the Pilgrims were not the first to celebrate a day of thanksgiving, that honor should actually go to the Popham colony of Maine, who celebrated the day of their arrival in America in 1607.

Now as to certain political aspects of Thanksgiving, know that the politicizing of Thanksgiving goes all the way back to the days of George Washington when his 1789 call for a national Thanksgiving to give thanks for the opportunity to form a new nation and for the establishment of a new constitution, did spark controversy amongst those in Congress. How so? Simply, some members of Congress saw in Washington's proposal an exercising of power that they believed belonged solely to the individual states, while at the same time other members of Congress felt that Washington's Thanksgiving proposal actually violated the guarantee of a “separation of church and state”...paraphrasing used by Thomas Jefferson and others in their expressing an understanding of the intent and function of both the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment...the very amendment which Congress had just debated.

Overlooked was the fact that in Washington's proclaiming Thanksgiving as a “national day of Thanksgiving,” he was embracing people of all faiths not just those of one specific faith. And while the Pilgrims did indeed come to our shores seeking religious (and economic) freedom, on Thanksgiving Day 2021, Americans of all faiths and Americans of no faith are free to give thanks or not...free to feast together with family and friends or go about the day's business as they so chose.

And while religious “days of thanks” were long observed in all of America's 13 colonies ever since the time of the Pilgrims, it wasn't until October 1777 that all of said colonies celebrated a day of Thanksgiving. And it actually was the after-church meals that had become the norm by the beginning of the 18th century that led to what became the holiday we know today as Thanksgiving. And that all began when in 1846, the woman who became known as the “Mother of Thanksgiving,” Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb," became the editor of Godey's Lady's Book,” a popular magazine of her time. Using her position to seek grassroots support for her campaign for a national day of Thanksgiving...a “Great American Festival” she called it...a campaign she hoped would become a unifying holiday that would help avert a civil war.

And while Sarah Josepha Hale's wish did not come to fruition, in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln asked all Americans to set aside the last Thursday in November as a "Day of Thanksgiving"...a day to unify a country divided. Saying in part, “The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies...No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Highest God...I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea, and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and a Prayer to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”

And yet while today Thanksgiving has become a mostly secular holiday, it's still a holiday that honors it's religious roots with politics, sadly, still hovering overhead.

Now fast forward to 1939 and FDR's questionable decision to change the date of Thanksgiving...a decision that did not sit well in many individual statehouses nor with certain governors who felt FDR's decision was an overstep of presidential authority. As I previously stated, in 1939, the last Thursday of November was going to fall on November 30th thus leaving retailers complaining to FDR that this left but twenty-four shopping days to Christmas. The retailers then requested, begged actually, the president to officially roll back Thanksgiving one week after it had been determined that most people do their Christmas shopping after Thanksgiving with the hope an extra week of shopping would allow folks to purchase more.

And FDR caved and rolled back Thanksgiving one week which immediately caused a lot of confusion with the result of said decision being that half the country chose to celebrate Thanksgiving on one day while the other half chose to so on another day. Also, already printed calendars were now incorrect; school vacations and tests had to be rescheduled; and Thanksgiving football schedules were all askew. And it also saw political opponents of FDR...opponents like then Atlantic City's Mayor Charles D, White who derogatorily called November 23rd "Franksgiving”...rightfully questioning the president's right to change the holiday by focusing their ire on FDR's breaking of precedent and total disregard for tradition just to appease businesses...just to appease retailers.

Simply, the power of the dollar won out over common sense and an American tradition. And to make matters worse the economy saw no boost in spending because of the date change. In fact, most businesses reported that spending was approximately the same as before the date change, but that the actual distribution of shopping had changed. How so...in those states that did celebrate Thanksgiving on the earlier November 30th date the shopping was evenly distributed throughout the season, but in those states that kept the traditional last Thursday date, businesses saw most shopping occurring in just the last week before the Christmas holiday.

In other words, FDR's changing Thanksgiving's now traditional date was all for nought, leaving Congress, on December 26, 1941, to pass a law declaring that Thanksgiving would now fall on the fourth Thursday of every November...as it has remained to this day.

And that brings us to more current times where partisan politics colored Thanksgiving Day 2003...when good intentioned gestures were turned into political fodder of the very worst kind. 
Remember back to November 27, 2003 when just a mere eight months after the start of the Iraq War, when insurgent attacks on U.S. troops were the norm, when then President George W. Bush in his rightful roll as commander-in-chief, paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to American troops in Baghdad...an unannounced visit for obvious security reasons.

Sharing a meal with 600 members of the 1st Armored Division and the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in a military mess hall at Baghdad International Airport, Mr. Bush stayed for two and a half hours. Jokingly saying while wearing an Army jacket that, "I was just looking for a warm meal somewhere," Bush became heartfelt with his words, "I can't think of a finer group of folks to have Thanksgiving dinner with than you all," with our president then added that, “You are defending the American people from danger and we are grateful. You are defeating the terrorists here in Iraq." 

And the response from our troops included many soldiers jumping to their feet, pumping fists in the air, roaring with delight, and grabbing their cameras to snap photographs. Pvt. Patrick McFarland of the 1st Armored Division did sum it up best with his words that, “It helps a lot knowing that the commander in chief himself is going to come out here and make some of the same sacrifices away from his family, away from his home, to show that he is devoted and in the same position that we are." And yet President Bush was slammed by the Democrats who claimed that his surprise visit was for political show alone what with the 2004 election coming up.

Such utter and complete nonsense as President George W. Bush truly supported and honored those who both wear and wore the uniform of our country and, I believe, he still does.
And then there's President Donald Trump who in 2019 made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day to address American troops in what was his first trip to the country. Landing in Afghanistan at 11:03 a.m. EST on Air Force One after a 13-hour secret overnight flight out of an undisclosed airport in Florida, Trump visited troops at Bagram Air Field where he not only thanked the men and women for their service, calling them "courageous American warriors," but he helped serve Thanksgiving dinner to roughly two dozen troops at the Air Field’s dining facility. Words felt and services rendered for those men and women President Trump truly loved and honored for he knew well that these are the folks who put their lives on the line every day to help keep us safe at home.  
And yet he too was slammed by both the liberal media and the Democrats for putting on what they deemed to be but a political dog and pony show which is so far from the truth for President Trump rebuilt our military...our military that had been dishonored, defamed, and apologized for by his Democrat predecessor.

Like I said, shameful partisan politics rearing its ugly head specifically on Thanksgiving Day...a day when politics should truly always be frowned upon.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

Once You Read These Kyle Rittenhouse Lies, It Sort of Explains the Left's Meltdown Over the Case

The central media narrative is that Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist whose mother drove him across state lines with an AR-15 to shoot Black Lives Matter protesters. All lies.

For those who missed last night's show where RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discussed the Rittenhouse trial and NOT GUILTY verdict; and 'Vaccine Misinformation vs. Truth'....you can listen to it (and previous shows) at your convenience at: https://www.rspradio1.com to go directly to our podcasts and hope you become 'followers' of RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts in Kenosha trial
Rittenhouse would have faced a mandatory life sentence if found guilty
Jurors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday declared Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts, capping off an intense trial surrounding the deadly unrest in that city last summer.

Rittenhouse, 18, would have faced a mandatory life sentence if found guilty and convicted of first-degree intentional homicide.

"I couldn't have asked for a better jury to work with and it has truly been my pleasure," Judge Bruce Schroeder said after delivering the verdict. "I think, without commenting on your verdict, the verdicts themselves, just in terms of your attentiveness and the cooperation that you gave to us, justifies the confidence that the founders of our country placed in you so I dismiss you at this time."

He continued: "You're never under any obligation to discuss any aspect of this case with anyone. You're welcome to do so as little or as much as you want."

Rittenhouse spokesperson Dave Hancock told Fox News that "it's clear as day" Rittenhouse "defended himself." Read more and see videos here.

Kyle Rittenhouse has been found NOT GUILTY on ALL 5 counts! Rightful justice has finally been served.


Today, Friday, November 19th, from 7 to 8:00pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Vaccine Misinformation vs. Truth'; and the important news of the day including the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

Hope you can tune in to RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on https://rspradio1.com. Click 'LISTEN LIVE' starting at 6:50 pm EST with the show beginning at 7pm EST.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

Like Biden, Black Lives Matter's Support Is Dipping Nationwide 
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Look, when you threaten to douse the streets in blood for promoting the very same policy of allowing police officers to enforce the law, expect people to look at you sideways. Yes, there are still enough white liberals to buoy Black Lives Matter's approval ratings, but like Joe Biden—they're dipping. No doubt they had a chance to have a wide dialogue about policing. There are bad cops—no doubt. Instead, BLM went on an insane tangent of rioting, looting, wanton arson, and declaring policing as an instrument of white supremacy. Not even black Americans support this garbage narrative. Minneapolis had an explicit "abolish the police" initiative that was roundly rejected this year. 

Anyway, here's where BLM sits with the American public (via NY Post):

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse Prosecutor Might Have Broken the Law with AR-15 Demonstration
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet
The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is about to end. The prosecution and the defense delivered closing argument yesterday. Now, the jury is deliberating. Rittenhouse was 17 years old at the time when he shot and killed Anthony Huber and Joe Rosenbaum in Kenosha, Wisconsin during the 2020 riots. He claims it was self-defense—and the video evidence sure backs that up. The testimony of Gaige Grosskreutz who was also shot by Rittenhouse in the arm also blew up the prosecution’s case. He admitted to being shot once he pointed his firearm at Rittenhouse. Huber and Rosenbaum were also no angels. Huber was a rapist and a wife beater. Rosenbaum was a convicted sexual predator. I’m not shedding any tears for them. Our own Julio Rosas is covering the trial at Kenosha right now.
Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger has been the main clown in this spectacle, making so many odd remarks and arguments that you sort of get lost in this spaghetti of insanity. The judge even reprimanded him for trying to pull a fast one when it came to the criteria concerning cross-examination. Oh, and he pointed an AR-15 at folks inside the courtroom...Read more and see tweets and videos here.