New York Times Public Relations Attempts Clean Up, Fails Miserably


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 8, 2021 | Sundance | 209 Comments

The Backstory IS HERE

Someone might want to tell the New York Times there’s actual video of Ms. Gay’s statement.

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Weekly Reminder, She’s Running


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 22, 2021 | Sundance | 246 Comments

In the annals of modern political history the one constant in an ever-changing universe is the entrenched tone-deafness of the establishment republican class.  Actually, it is not so much they are tone-deaf, as it is they just don’t care.  The reminder this week is that Nikki Haley intends to run for President in 2024. {Go Deep}

(Via The Hill) Nikki Haley will headline the Iowa Republican Party’s most prominent gathering of the year, a move that’s likely to fuel speculation about a potential 2024 presidential bid.

The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will head to the first-in-the-nation caucus state in June to host the Iowa GOP’s annual Lincoln Dinner, the party announced on Thursday. The dinner is a major fundraising event for the state party and one with a history of drawing Republican presidential hopefuls. (Read More)

…”“I don’t think [Trump’s] going to be in the picture,” she said, matter-of-factly. “I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far.” […] “We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”  (link)

I would drive railroad spikes through my kneecaps before I would vote for Nikki Haley, the Mitt Romney of John McCains’.  However, that said, the professional political class don’t give a tinker’s hoot what the base voter wants.  They will pull every trick out of their DeceptiCon hat to help her.  Watch, you’ll see.

If we don’t fight her off now, she will scheme and connive her way into position for the republican primary.  You can see the library of information we have about all her moves HERE.

Right now the most likely top four candidates appear to be: President Trump (if he runs), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (will be #1 without Trump and will likely get the Trump endorsement), South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (Maga-lite with twist of Koch and open border Wall Street support), and Nikki Haley (full throated establishment class with zero authenticity for MAGA policy)…..

The strategic primary splitter(s) will likely be lyin’ Ted Cruz and Kristi Noem if Trump doesn’t get rid of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

Chauvin Trial – A Political Nightmare


Armstrong Economics Blog/Rule of Law Re-Posted Apr 20, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

While the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges, he faces a maximum of 75 years in prison but what he would face is probably the hardest time of all. Why? Being a cop, he will be a target in prison and highly likely to be killed. Thus, they will probably keep him in special housing – protective custody. He will probably wish he got the death sentence for death will be a far easier way to do your time.

Most people would have said guilty even if this were not a politically charged case. But the real problem is all the political comments such as Maxime Waters. With politicians commenting before the verdict and even Biden saying he hoped the jury would make the right decision, there is no way he actually had a fair trial under the law and that can keep the case alive for probably the next decade. In the real world, he would be entitled to a new trial. But this is such a national case, it is hard to expect judges to actually rule according to the law. They would run the personal risk of people claiming they are protecting a racist.

This of course has nothing to do with his actual guilt or innocence. It would have been such a simple matter for politicians to just refuse to comment before the verdict. Most politicians reacted AFTER the verdict which is the way it should have been. That would have killed any appeal concerning the denial of a fair trial. Often, in a high-profile case, the trial might be moved to another court outside the area. But this is a national case so that stands little hope of finding an area that would be unfamiliar.

While in any other case, a defendant would probably win a mistrial motion. But in this case, it is hard to see how a judge would rule in Chauvin’s favor for a new trial without risking their own lives and that of their family. It is not a question of being innocent. It is just a question when politicians do not understand they have to keep their mouths shut and let the jury decide the case – that is what the Constitution is all about.  While there will be appeals, I doubt he will win a new trial.

Columbus Ohio Release Body Cam Footage of Police Officer Shooting 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant Just Before She Stabbed a Woman


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 20, 2021 | Sundance | 226 Comments

Police officers were called to the 3100 block of Legion Lane, north of Chatterton Road, in Columbus, Ohio, just after 4:30 pm for a disturbance call.  When police arrived 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant (black female) was in the process of attempting to stab one woman with a knife and then attempting to stab a second woman (see screengrab below).  One officer opened fire, Ma’khia Bryant was shot and killed.

Columbus police released the bodycam footage from the shooting.

Wow, Provocateur in Chief Joe Biden Says “I Hope The Jury Reaches The Right Verdict” in Chauvin Trial


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 20, 2021 | Sundance | 223 Comments

JoeBama injected the advance racial narrative today giving support and cover for rioters in Minnesota if the outcome of the verdict in the Chauvin trial is not the “right” one according to his own views.   Biden stated during media remarks: “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which I think is overwhelming in my view.”

To be clear, the intent of these remarks is to give cover to those who will take to the streets and riot if the jury does not “reach the right verdict”…

This is sociopathic level political manipulation by the Obama Chicago crew; the real team behind the administration.   Continuing to push the ‘anger games’ in the United States is an ongoing effort of the Obama-minded leftists and communist activist groups who support them.

FULL ANALYSIS – In 2020 President Trump visited a vandalized St. John’s church in Washington DC. Democrats and national media immediately declared it a stunt, a “photo op”. However, at exactly the same time President Trump was visiting St. Johns’, candidate Joe Biden was visiting Bethel AME church in Wilmington, Delaware, and the media were very careful to avoid labeling this captured moment:

Like the organized riots, looting and subsequent media political constructs, the Biden (actually Obama team) strategy was heavily scripted and not organic.  From the moment representative James Clyburn aligned his AME church network with Barack Obama’s Chicago machine there was a strategy at work.

Clyburn uses the old-fashioned racial playbook through the AME church network.  The AME network includes Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.  Meanwhile Obama historically used the modern race-based network: the Nation of Islam and New Black Panther Party.  The NoI and NBPP are also allied with DNC Chairman Tom Perez.

Tom Perez was the head of the DOJ Civil Rights Division… which is not coincidental because the election of 2020 is the second time both networks have merged upon, and attempted to activate, the Black Lives Matter crowd.  The first time they merged was in Orlando and Miami during the 2012 “Justice for Trayvon” movement.

Black Lives Matter came out of the organization known as “The Dream Defenders”.  The defenders were the younger generational version of the civil rights AME network.

In 2012/2013 President Obama and Tom Perez were able to blend the Dream Defenders into an alignment with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam, and the New Black Panther Party.

As an outcome of a more bitter ideology, the Dream Defenders became more antagonistic and combative when they launched the rebranded version, ‘Black Lives Matter’.

The newly blended Black Lives Matter network had their first heavy visibility with the “Justice for Mike Brown” movement that destroyed Ferguson, Missouri.

After the Mike Brown pretense collapsed the BLM group moved to Baltimore to exploit the false narrative that surrounded the death of Freddie Gray.

Baltimore was then set ablaze with the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake who famously said it was important to give the riot crowd “space to destroy.”

While BLM was fulfilling their role as on-the-street activists, the parents of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were making financial trips through the AME church network.

AME holds the faith-based role while advancing an older and more traditional generational approach toward racial grievance.  The BLM message targets a younger generation with guilt and influence to break windows and riots on behalf of ‘social justice’.   To achieve their common goal each group agreed to, or should I say: ‘learned to‘, stay in their lane.

When Jesse Jackson and/or Al Sharpton made independent moves toward the younger BLM activists they were ridiculed and dispatched.  Lessons were learned.  The older race hustlers now stick to the AME crowd where there is a generational respect.

♦SLIGHTED – Despite Barack Obama leaning heavily on the AME network in ’07/’08, by the time you get to ’12/’13, without re-election needs, the AME was less valued.  The open preference for Obama toward the BLM team was visible.  After reelection in 2012 team Obama shifted toward expanding political influence through the Latino community.

Tom Perez and President Obama sought to assemble another race-based coalition with hopes they could merge Latinos (La Raza) with BLM.  However, all of this focus on BLM and the “dreamers” created a problem.  Without maintenance of the social network the AME connection to the Obama-controlled DNC started to fray.

Obama’s focus on a youth movement meant Democrats were taking AME support for granted.  Worse yet, the older AME activists gained nothing from the modern Obama coalition; ‘gaining nothing’ means financial benefits were diminished.

Without their traditional/customary indulgence fees the national AME leadership network, the racial patriarchs of the democrat party, were not happy.

The financial disappointment shows up in many visible ways throughout 2015 and 2016, but the most visible way was in September 2016 during the all black Baptist Convention in Kansas City Missouri. (see here)

There were 25,000 participants at the KC Convention and Hillary Clinton was scheduled to deliver the keynote address.  When it came time for her speech only around ten percent of the general session audience showed up.

It was the first visible sign the AME network leadership was not at all happy with the modern DNC party apparatus as constructed by the new Obama coalition.

The AME network felt slighted and they literally left Clinton with tens-of-thousands of empty seats at the convention.  CTH noticed but the media mostly ignored.  Those of you around at the time will remember the CTH position after this convention optic was the 2016 election looked solid for Donald Trump.

LESSON LEARNED – Fast forward to just before Super Tuesday 2020.  Bernie Sanders has momentum, and is about to become unstoppable.  Bernie was a threat to remove DNC leadership power the same way Trump removed RNC party power in 2016.

Party power is money; billions from the big club at stake.  Now we see why it was critical for Team Obama (BLM) and the AME team to unite quickly that Super-Tuesday weekend; which is exactly what they did.

While James Clyburn quickly notified the AME network, former President Barack Obama activated his control over the DNC network; and signaled to all other primary candidates they needed to drop out in a designed sequence.  The DNC Club made offers they could not refuse.  Remember, club rules.

James Clyburn delivered on his end (AME), and Obama delivered on his (DNC/BLM).  The rest is history.  However, within that history is also a realization that all the alignment means nothing if they don’t successfully activate the network.  That unified activation is exactly what is happening now in the U.S.

The BLM team has been reactivated back onto the streets to create the Alinsky inspired chaos.  Meanwhile the AME team openly embraced Joe Biden and push heavily for his election.  As a result the optics of Joe Biden taking a knee at Bethel AME church were heavily scripted, carefully planned and ironically very appropriate.

The media narrative became “everyone must take a knee.” Note: the DNC network always use three-word phrases: “Hope and Change”, “Take A Knee” etc.

Without the AME network Joe Biden did not stand a chance.  For all intents and purposes James Clyburn was/is calling all the shots.   Clyburn was also the one to approve of Obama’s choice for Biden’s vice-president, Kamala Harris.  The tone-deaf and arrogant lessons from Hillary in 2016 loomed heavy as leverage and as a stark reminder of just how important Clyburn was to Obama’s plan to install Joe Biden.  The AME network will not let the DNC forget it.

The message from James Clyburn to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, and by extension to Barack Obama, was really simple: without me you would have been dealing with Bernie Sanders, and the DNC would be on the brink of disassembly…  so ‘take a knee.’

Obama doesn’t care so long as the larger goals are achieved.  Advance radical leftist policies, destroy the American capitalistic system and fundamentally change the United States by diminishing it, while simultaneously keeping all the wealth under the control of an elite group of aligned interests.

That’s the longer term goal.

Now we watch Minneapolis for what comes next….

Woke Culture Going Insane


Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Apr 19, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Ok, the Associated Press Stylebook has joined the woke crowd. They now have said that a “mistress” to a married man can no longer be called a “mistress,” but “companion, friend or lover.” I think many wives prefer “homewrecker” or just “bitch.” Meanwhile, realtors are told to no longer call the master bedroom “master” because that symbolizes slavery and it should be called the “primary” bedroom.

Kids in New York City schools have been told not to refer to their parents as “parents, mother, or father,” because that will offend some who is an orphan. I suppose the new title should be my “Thing One” and “Thing Two,” but perhaps that might offend those who have a thing in the box as in the “Adam’s Family.” So if you are married with a “mistress” on the side, she is now your “second companion,” and your wife is now your “first companion” in a divorce setting. Does this all change sexual harassment to unsolicited companionship? I guess next it will be wrong to call a politician corrupt. He is just someone who avoids responsibility! Perhaps we have to revise the entire legal system thanks to woke culture!

CNN Deliberately Manipulating Public


Armstrong Economics Blog/Press Re-Posted Apr 16, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Jeff Zucker was named Chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports in March 2019. He has also served as president of CNN Worldwide since 2013. If I were Zucker, I would hire an army to protect myself and my family. He is engaged in overthrowing the United States and trashing everything generations have fought and died for over the centuries. What he has done is no different than manipulating the people by creating false flags, as did Adolf Hitler, regardless of whether his end goal to dominate Europe or just the United States. He may be Jewish and does not have the same goal to eradicate Jews as Hitler did, but he is focused on Republicans.

Comrade James O’Keefe Becomes Official Dissident – Permanently Suspended From Twitter for Subversion of State and Big Tech Interests


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 15, 2021 | Sundance | 75 Comments

Comrade James O’Keefe exposed the agenda of CNN with a brilliant undercover sting operation.  After assembling hours of footage of CNN Technical Director admitting to the biased and ideological agenda of the network, Big Tech has moved-in to circle the wagons and protect the media wing of the administrative state.

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[WESTCHESTER N.Y. – Apr. 15, 2021]Project Veritas Founder and CEO James O’Keefe issued a statement today, following the suspension of his personal Twitter account by the big tech giant. 

“I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said I, James O’Keefe, ‘operated fake accounts.’ This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay. Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday.” (link)

U.S. Intelligence Now Says Story of Russian Bounties on American Troops Likely False


Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 15, 2021 | Sundance | 104 Comments

After the media blew up a story about Russian military putting bounties on American troops in an effort to shape a Russian collusion narrative against the administration of President Trump, the U.S. intelligence community now says that story was likely false.

(Via Daily Beast) – [O]n Thursday, the Biden administration announced that U.S. intelligence only had “low to moderate” confidence in the story after all. Translated from the jargon of spyworld, that means the intelligence agencies have found the story is, at best, unproven—and possibly untrue.

[…] According to the officials on Thursday’s call, the reporting about the alleged “bounties” came from “detainee reporting” – raising the specter that someone told their U.S.-aligned Afghan jailers what they thought was necessary to get out of a cage. Specifically, the official cited “information and evidence of connections to criminal agents in Afghanistan and elements of the Russian government” as sources for the intelligence community’s assessment. (read more)

Infiltrating to Indoctrinate Children


Armstrong Economics Blog/Tyranny Re-Posted Apr 14, 2021 by Martin Armstrong