The Morning Report 4/24/23

Good morning, kids. Well, you’ll be relieved to know that SEAL Team 6 has evacuated embassy staff and relatives in Sudan as that shit hole descends into civil war and chaos (when has Sudan not been in civil war and chaos?). Meanwhile, thousands of ordinary Americans, who I assume are aid workers and such-like, are stranded in country with no hope of escape. 

Sound familiar? Well, of course, Afghanistan, where Joey Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants’ handlers decided to just bug out and turn 20-odd years of foreign policy failure into an instantaneous foreign policy disaster. But I also mean Democrat-dominated cities and states where roving gangs of thugs and criminals are free to rape, rob, loot and pillage because, racism or something – in effect turning nearly 60 years of Democrat-Leftist domestic policy failure into near instantaneous domestic policy disaster. 

Case in point for today is the place known as Charm City.

All that’s left of the mall is a Hooters restaurant. Baltimore Brew’s pictures show almost every other store has moved out.

That’s the question before Mayor Brandon Scott and other city leaders, who yesterday gave Harborplace’s new owner, MCB Real Estate, three years to figure out a plan.

“The entire downtown area is effectively dead,” one person said who commented on Baltimore Brew’s article. They pointed out:

“Who in their right mind would want to risk coming downtown when the news out of Baltimore is all about shootings, carjackings, mugging, and out-of-control packs of teenagers milling about on a semi-regular basis?”

Democrats and progressive leadership in the city have done a wonderful job of taking something nice and destroying it with terrible policy. The consequence is an exodus of businesses, and it’s not just a Baltimore problem. Metro areas with progressive leadership, like Chicago, San Francisco, and Portland, are finding businesses are leaving in droves. 

Baltimore has Brandon Scott and now Chicago has this Brandon Johnson, and the nation formerly known as the United States of America has Brandon you-know-who. It’s Brandon’s all the way down, people.

Meanwhile, as he’s got his hands full fighting white supremacists and climate change while snapping training bras and stuffing his face with Ben and Jerry’s Rachel Corrie Crunch, maybe the Americans stranded in Sudan should think twice about wanting to be rescued from a nation devolving into civil war and genocide and returning to a nation devolving into civil war and genocide.

An autistic Jewish teen had a swastika carved on his back in a heartless anti-Semitic assault at his Las Vegas high school — with the FBI now prepared to jump into the unsolved case.

The teen’s distraught mother alerted authorities after her 17-year-old nonverbal son returned home from Clark High School on March 9 with the hate symbol etched on his back, NBC News reported Saturday.

The mom, who said her son’s service dog equipment bag was also tampered with, has pulled her son from the school.

But because the school doesn’t have surveillance cameras in classrooms, locker rooms and bathrooms, the cruel culprits remain unnamed — and unpunished. . . 

. . . Meanwhile, with the case unsolved nearly two months later, the FBI said it was ready to join the probe.

“We are aware of the incident and are in regular contact with local authorities,” the agency said in a statement. “If during the local investigation, information comes to light of a potential federal civil rights violation, the FBI is prepared to investigate.”

Oh, thank goodness! The FBI is on the case! That means another raid on Mar-a-Lago, or Matt Taibbi’s home, or Mark Houck I guess. 

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest. . . 

A Utah state Republican lawmaker’s home was allegedly vandalized after he introduced a bill aiming to ban transgender surgeries on minors.

The message to State Sen. Mike Kennedy written in red spray-paint on his door read, “Fash” (abbreviation for Fascist) and “These trannies bash back.” Kennedy announced the vandalism on Facebook.

“To those who seek to use violence, vandalism, and intimidation to deter me from standing up for what is right, let me be clear: you will not succeed,” he said in his post. “I will not be deterred by your cowardly actions. The recent vandalism to my family’s home was not just an attack on me, but on the very principles our state stands for. We will not let fear and violence control our destiny.”

Kennedy called on the citizens of Utah to “stand up and push back against radicals who seek to push their agenda in our state.”

“I am more determined than ever to work with the good people of Utah to make our state a better place for all, especially our children, and I won’t back down,” he concluded.

Waiting for MSLSD, CNN and The New York Times to bemoan our descent into violence and of course blame Mike Kennedy. Not a peep from anyone named Brandon about this. In fact, there are a whole lot of Brandons out there inciting this.

Everyone knows the media reports differently on crime depending on the identity of the victims and the perpetrator.  But the selective prosecution of perpetrators is even more troublesome. Despite the lavish attention the FBI and the Justice Department spends on “hate crimes,” the Justice Department does not seem interested in protecting people victimized because of their Christian faith. 

From January 2018 to September 2022, the Family Research Council identified 420 hostile acts against U.S. churches including vandalism, gun attacks, and arson. A Catholic advocacy group reports “at least 309 attacks against Catholic churches in the United States” with no arrests in all but 25 percent of the cases. And the FBI has apparently failed to arrest any suspect for anti-Christain attacks following the Supreme Court’s decision last year to overturn Roe v. Wade. There’s a sense that it’s open season on any target of leftist prejudice.

Indeed, it’s become quite popular to label those who resist or complain about race-based politics and anti-Christian rhetoric as “fascist” or “semi-fascist.” The label plays an indispensable role in the very successful libel campaign against Christians, conservatives, and people with European features. It’s a loosely defined group on which one may permissibly project blame for every social ill. Poverty, crime, pollution—it matters not. A public official can always deflect attention from his own failings by projecting blame on the “oppressors.” The process of demonizing and marginalizing a target group can take decades. Like the first few kernels of popcorn, the early violence seems random and unconnected. But once normalized, the violence moves too quickly to stop. . . 

. . . American schools rarely teach about the demagoguery that paves the way for genocide. Out of such ignorance, leftist mobs whip themselves up into a frenzy of “antifascist” fervor without bothering to examine whether their own social justice movement might be spinning towards something very dark.

Leftists fantasize that they would have had the courage of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel operator who risked his life during the 1994 Rwandan genocide in order to protect targeted Tutsis. They fantasize they would have risked everything like Oscar Schindler. Preventing the next Hitler or Rwanda-style genocide, we’re so often told, begins with social justice. Look around, they tell us, and you will awaken to the reality that, “racism is a causal factor in the social and economic outcomes . . .” And those who have awakened to this reality sometimes adopt the slang corruption of the verb “woke.”  

Not so fast. Every genocide, including Rwanda, began with a kind of “awokening.” Every genocide begins as a social or economic justice movement seeking to redress a historical grievance narrative. . . 

. . . It’s easy to sit in a movie theater and fantasize about how one would have resisted now-extinct Nazis. But in the lead-up to a genocide, one does not have the benefit of hindsight. In the moment, cruelty seems justified. It’s not bigotry if the race or group you’re taught to hate struck the first blow. No genocide ever succeeded without first convincing collaborators that the target group had it coming . . . 

. . . As you read this, you might feel a little uncomfortable with a comparison between the fashionable bigotry of present-day America with genocide-enabling demagoguery of the past. Indeed, there’s been enough casual bigotry within American universities and government that most of the victims have internalized the propaganda into shame. This is why you see so many whites apologize over and over again for being white. 

Indoctrinators posing as “diversity” trainers have fanned out across business and government to lead discussion sessions shaming employees for their skin color. In one example that came to light in 2021, Coca-Cola forced its employees to sit through training that encouraged its staff to be “less white,” by which it meant, “less ignorant,” and “less oppressive.” The U.S. Military Academy at West Point now offers instruction to soldiers on “understanding whiteness and White rage.” Yes, our government trains our own soldiers to believe that their countrymen with European features are infected with dangerous rage. These are racial stereotypes used to justify official action. It’s a sign of the madness of any social justice movement when its adherents seek to make race discrimination and racial stereotyping seem normal and just.

Now you understand (as if you didn’t) why Kamala Harris refused to visit the families of the victims slaughtered by the Leftist-inspired/incited transexual terrorist in Nashville and instead came to heap praise and admiration on the scum lawmakers who took over the state house and attempted to foment an insurrection. Go back and listen to – if you can stomach it – or read the transcript of Brandon’s speech in front of Independence Hall last Labor Day. 

Suddenly, Sudan doesn’t seem all that bad an alternative.








  • “We do have a very small majority, only five seats, one of the smallest we have ever had,” McCarthy said on “Sunday Morning Futures.” He shrugged off talk about a handful of Republican members opposing the measure, saying, “I cannot imagine someone in our conference that would want to go along with [Joe] Biden’s reckless spending.” Kevin McCarthy Projects Confidence Ahead Of Debt Ceiling Vote
  • “Speaker Kevin McCarthy will need almost every member of his House Republican Conference to pass the measure, but several members reportedly remain noncommittal. Among the holdouts’ concerns are those related to biofuel tax credits and anti-poverty benefits.” McCarthy Doesn’t Have Votes For Vaunted Debt Ceiling Proposal
  • “[Rep Scott] Perry, whose caucus has been singled out by [so-called quote-unquote “president”] Joe Biden for an ‘extreme budget proposal,’ did not commit to supporting the House GOP plan, which has been endorsed by Speaker Kevin McCarthy.” House Freedom Caucus Chair Won’t Commit To McCarthy’s Bill, Will Consider Higher Debt Ceiling For More Cuts
  • “. . . with the world’s other major currencies in such a sorry state, there is little risk we will see the dollar’s sudden demise. There is also every prospect that in the event of a global recession later this year, the dollar will receive a strong bid as investors flee to safety.” The US Dollar’s Imminent Death is Greatly Exaggerated
  • “The once, immensely-popular home-furnishing store has tried since last year to stave off  declaring bankruptcy by closed hundreds of stores starting last year to  cut costs. ‘We have made the difficult decision to begin winding down our operations,’ the company said on its website Sunday. ‘Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY stores and websites are open and serving customers.'” Bed, Bath & Beyond Throws In the Towel, Files for Bankruptcy










  • “The fact is, we could have left Afghanistan with a lot more organization and forethought. It may have necessitated redeploying troops to protect key assets like the Bagram air force base. It may have involved attacking Taliban positions to prevent the kind of panicky retreat we saw from Afghan soldiers. But after nearly 20 years of war, what would have been the problem if we stayed a few more months?” Afghanistan Has Become What It Was Before 9/11: A Terrorist Haven and Staging Area






  • “In the past twenty-four hours we have another wonderful demonstration of the utter bankruptcy of the American press in the manner in which it has decided to describe yesterday’s first test launch of Starship/Superheavy.” Starship/Superheavy Did NOT Explode!
  • “If this new prediction is correct (a short cycle with a mild maximum), it will mean that the Sun is still behaving in ways that the solar science community does not understand, or can predict.” Scientists Predict Solar Maximum to Arrive One Year Early
  • “[It] appears that the Modi government wishes to mimic the changes that have occurred in the U.S., transitioning from a government-run space program to a privately owned space industry from which the government buys what it needs.” India’s Modi Government Releases its New Space Policy


  • “The girls entered the shower area with their swimsuits on, which was their common practice as they rinsed off. As they began to shower, the male student approached them, entered the shower area, announced “I’m trans, by the way,” and then undressed fully and showered completely naked right next to one of the girls. He was initially turned towards the wall but eventually turned and fully exposed his male genitalia to the four girls. Understandably, the girls were caught off guard and shocked, closed their eyes, and tried to hurry up and leave the showers as quickly as possible.” Trans ‘Woman’ Showered With 4 Wisconsin High School Girls, Exposed Privates, Parents NOT Informed of Incident
  • The second shock from reading the study abstract is that it draws conclusions that no one is allowed to suggest, much less study, these days. You look over your shoulder as you read to make sure nobody sees you. The very first few words of the piece — “This pilot study compared mothers of boys with gender identity disorder (GID) with mothers of normal boys…” — are enough these days to cost someone their job. Study Shows Mothers of Boys With Gender Issues Are Mental
  • “The gender dysphoria fad shows no signs of abating.” The Dangerous Fad of Transgenderism
  • Clarice Feldman: “There is a concerted attack by the culture warriors to erase women, denigrate them, and allow them only symbolic powers.” Erasing Women
  • “With its vision of autonomous young people in touch with their innermost desires, gender identity negates all we know about growing up.” The Transgender Children’s Crusade
  • Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.: “Wokeness and leftist groupthink is threatening to send women athletes to the back of the bus to favor male athletes who choose to ‘identify’ as women.”ESPN and the Democrats Throw Women Athletes Under the Bus



  • “Beyond the glitter of the nation’s shining metropolises and industrial base lies an immense system of contradictions, illusions, corruption, shadow banking, and political intrigue.”Mao’s Legacy

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