Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon amid protests

While the world is distracted by COVID-19 Red China continues to demonstrate what they are really about.

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon as thousands took to the streets Sunday — as controversial new security laws from China aimed at crushing the protests sparked the most intense clashes in months. Crowds of pro-democracy demonstrators dressed in black gathered in a popular shopping district, chanting slogans such as “Stand with Hong Kong,” “Liberate Hong Kong” and “Revolution of our times.” The protest did not receive official authorization — and broke local coronavirus social-distancing restrictions, which ban groups of more than eight people meeting. Police raised blue flags, warning protesters to disperse, before firing multiple rounds of tear gas — then firing from a water cannon.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon amid protests

Schumer’s Idiotic Comments Were Bad But Not The Worst By Far

The slaughter of innocents is often celebrated by those who have convinced them selves that such barbarism is justified and necessary. The volume of the shouting does not make it so.

You’re offended, I’m offended, all God’s children are offended!

Second in a series on the assault on Free Speech.

Let’s start with a premise. The US Constitution does not guarantee the right to anyone to not be offended. In fact, if anything it ensures our freedom to offend one another in the free exercise of speech and religion. There are exceptions, of course, and some of them are quite legitimate while others that have wormed their way into our laws are clearly inspired by a desire to control public discourse and this is always dangerous.

For those who may not have ever bothered to read it, this is what the First Amendment actually says:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The language is simple and unambiguous, but God bless the lawyers, we have mountains of case law parsing and speculating just what it is supposed to mean. In doing so they have twisted and turned and bent and turned inside out this basic freedom until it has become a mere shadow of what it was intended to be.

There are many things that offend me, just as I am sure there just as many if not more that offend you. And that’s okay because nowhere in the First Amendment does it soften the idea by saying “unless it hurts someone’s feelings or makes them feel bad or is unpopular or not approved by self appointed elitist guardians of the public domain.”

Some of this hypersensitivity on the part of the perpetually offended is silly and would be laughable if it were not so dangerous to the liberties we cherish. For example I have never understood why atheists get worked up over religious displays such as a cross, Star of David, Menorah or Nativity scene in public. If atheists don’t believe in God then why are they so traumatized by references to what they proclaim to be a fairy tale?

Another place that has become a hotbed of hyperventilation is the college campus. The mere announcement that a conservative speaker has been engaged to give a talk is enough to touch off the wailing, whining and whimpering along with threats, intimidation, and all too often, violence. If there is anywhere that diversity of opinion and vigorous debate should have a home it should surely be the very places that aspire to higher learning. When only one point of view is tolerated that is not learning it is indoctrination.

Madonna Leaves US, Moves to Socialist Portugal to ‘Protest Trump’

Liberal pop star flees America, blaming President Trump for her decision to leave

I think she means “gives credit to Trump for…” but lets not quibble over semantics and just chalk up one more reason to be grateful to the President.

Speaking in a recent interview, the singer says that she relocated her entire family from their Manhattan base across the Atlantic Ocean to their new home in Portugal to escape Donald Trump.

Wait! Come back! You forgot the rest of the crybaby nitwits who think they know better than anyone.

During the interview with Vogue Italia about the motivation behind her big move, Madonna was quoted as saying “this is not America’s finest hour.”

Well maybe not but if it got you out of the country it certainly ranks right up there.

“I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute,” the Material Girl singer told the magazine, according to News.com.au.

Well there’s something we can agree on. We wanted you to take your America hating butt out of America too, but for a lot longer than a minute.

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