What Are the Libs Up to Now?
Conservatives must always be on offense to secure political victories, said Timothy Gordon, a Catholic high school theology teacher who was fired for criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement.
Gordon described Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organization on Twitter. He recalled, “I said Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization. BLM was declared a BIE — a black identity extremist movement — which is a form of home-spun terror, according the FBI.”
“[Black Lives Matter] is essentially a non-falsifiable religious cult that sets itself specifically against Christianity, just like the French Revolution did,” said Gordon. “They want destroyed the Western nuclear family. They want to destroy private education. They want to destroy the basis for the Western nuclear family, which is heterosexual marriage.”
Gordon, the sole breadwinner for his family, said he is grateful for the financial support he is receiving from fellow Catholic conservatives who are donating via his website.
The Trump Agenda
The National Guard will soon send unarmed personnel to monuments and memorials around Washington, D.C., to help U.S. Park Police protect them.
President Trump and officials in the administration have blasted protesters for attacking national monuments and said law enforcement officials do not have enough resources to protect monuments.
Trump said, on Tuesday, that he would sign an executive order to punish protesters who damage monuments to U.S. veterans, even though federal law already allows up to 10 years of prison time for such offenses.
Also on Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said on Fox News that he had asked the Department of Defense to make the National Guard “available” if needed to protect monuments and memorials.
Flare ups of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have delivered a fresh gut check to bulls on Wall Street, following an unprecedented market rebound from a coronavirus-ignited downturn back in March.
Cases in the South and West of the U.S. have accelerated and threaten to reverse, or stall, plans to reopen economies nearly frozen for months to limit the spread of the deadly contagion. Over the past several days, hospitalizations and infections have been resurgent in places like California, with more than 7,000 new cases, as of Tuesday, and in Arizona where identified infections jumped nearly 50% from a week earlier, representing the largest increase by any U.S. state, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Nearly 48% of all positive cases have been among people between the ages of 22-44, the paper reported.
While the ramp-up in infections may not represent a “second wave”—experts say we are still in the first wave in the U.S.—the equity market on Wednesday suffered its biggest selloff since June 11, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 index ending the session at least 2.6% lower and the Nasdaq Composite Index snapping an eight-day win streak.
Over the course of this pandemic, market experts have morphed into armchair epidemiologist, who find themselves forced to assess the implications of the rising tide of infections here and elsewhere around the globe. Thomas Lee, head of Fundstrat Global Advisors, in a research report dated June 23, said that the biggest implications were of policy.
“This raises many questions but the most important is the policy direction. Given the surge in COVID-19 cases, states and the US need to mitigate transmission—aka, course correct,” wrote Lee.
In Other News
The Navy has recognized 16 people whose heroic actions saved lives during a December terrorist attack on a Florida military base — including several who were themselves wounded in the shooting.
A classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola became a war zone on Dec. 6, Cmdr. Daniel Balsinger, executive officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command, said during the ceremony Friday.
A Saudi officer training at the base opened fire in the building, killing Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson and Naval Aircrewmen Mechanical 3rd Class Mohammed Sameh Haitham and Cameron Scott Walters.
Federal agents later determined that the attack was inspired by international terrorism — “an enemy of the United States of American on American soil,” Balsinger said.
“Your bravery in the face of clear danger, your courage as gunfire rang out, display the finest qualities in our naval service,” he told the personnel receiving medals.