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Lt. Governor Of Pennsylvania Doesn’t Know The First Amendment.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman spoke the other day and offered this gem:

“This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was ‘rigged’ or that we were ‘trying to steal the election,’ that’s a lie,” Fetterman told The Hill. “And you do not have the right, that is not protected speech.”

Fetterman argued that tweets by President Trump echoing the false claim should have been removed by Twitter “immediately” and insisted such an action was “not de-platforming” but rather “deleting lies that are yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater when there is none.”
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Inauguration Day.

Today, Joe Biden will be sworn in as president along with Kamala Harris as vice president.

Ahead of the inauguration, there have been violent protests and destruction of property:

Six police officers suffered minor injuries when protesters flung bricks, trash cans and other objects, and ignited small fires, [Metro Police Chief] said.

Four businesses were vandalized and sustained “significant damage,” he said. Also, demonstrators torched a limousine, police at the scene said.

All of the 217 people arrested on Friday were charged with rioting, Newsham said. And in some cases cops used flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to keep them from getting closer to the parade route.

In response, the National Guard is supplying 25,000 troops to Washington, DC. The troops are being quartered in hotels, at a local armory, and at the convention center.

You probably haven’t heard about the destruction and rioting we mention above because it happened during the Trump inauguration.
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Congress Demands Investigation Into University Of Notre Dame For Incitement.

Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the University of Notre Dame, claiming the school is a hot bed for incitement of violence and insurrection.

“We have no idea what this is about,” said Father Charles “Chuck” O’Malley. “This accusation came as a total surprise to us.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “Notre Dame must be held accountable. Their calls for fighting cannot be considered proper. Just listen to the song they repeatedly sing! They take pride in being the ‘Fighting Irish!'”

Rally sons of Notre Dame:
Sing her glory and sound her fame,
Raise her Gold and Blue
And cheer with voices true:
Rah, rah, for Notre Dame
We will fight in ev-ry game,
Strong of heart and true to her name
We will ne’er forget her
And will cheer her ever
Loyal to Notre Dame

Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send a volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky.
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to victory.

“Notre Dame’s call for volleys and cheering, as well as ‘thunder from the sky’ is an obvious call for gun violence,” said Chuck Schumer. “These religious zealots marching is wrong and they must be stopped.”

Alabama Representative and Democrat Terri Sewell weighed in on the controversy saying, “clearly Notre Dame cannot accept the outcome of this year’s College Football playoffs where Alabama beat them like a rented drum. The University of Alabama beat them fairly so perhaps they are having problem with a southern school kicking Yankee butt 31 – 14. Their claim of “victory” and an overall win is a lie and must be punished. Roll Tide!”

Sewell’s reference to a “southern school” was immediately condemned.

“While I respect Representative Sewell’s opinion, her applauding of a southern school shows she has forgotten that white privilege is real,” Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris said. “Even the referee uniforms, which have more white stripes than black shows we are still living in an age where suppression by whites still exists.”

When asked how Notre Dame could atone for its lies and calls of violence, Pelosi suggested that students and faculty at the school needed to be re-educated. “Wafers for communion should be eliminated as well and replaced with Jeni’s premium ice cream,” she said.


EDITOR’S NOTE: For our satirically challenged readers, the above is satire showing the charges laid on Trump to be ridiculous.



Lyft Driver Fired For Defending Herself From Attackers.

Cynthia Norman worked sometimes as a Lyft driver and has done so since the ride sharing service became available in Cleveland.

Last week, after picking up two men who she describes as being in their 20’s, Norman was given a destination that made her uncomfortable.

“This was something unusual I had never seen,” Norman said.

However, she said nothing could have prepared her for being carjacked while on the job.

“He opens the door, he gets in and he said, ‘Oh, I’m cold. Do you care if I sit up front,’” Norman said. “I could see it’s about to go bad.”
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First Time Sportscaster.

Charlie Berens is a comedian who has a YouTube channel where he plays a somewhat backwoods Wisconsin-ite. Lots of in state jokes, but it is still funny.

“Der ya go.”



Incitement?

From an impromptu press conference:


One of the major charges against President Trump is the charge of “incitement,” which some have said occurred during his speech at the “Save America” rally held on January 6, 2021.

It has almost become axiomatic that Trump’s speech called for people to attack the Capital. (After all, that’s what some elected officials are saying and the media is saying.)

When one reads the speech, there is no such call.

In fact, Trump says the exact opposite:

We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections, but whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country. Our country has been under siege for a long time, far longer than this four-year period. We’ve set it on a much straighter course, a much … I thought four more years. I thought it would be easy. (emphasis ours)

A little analysis:

The Brandenburg test was established in Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 US 444 (1969), to determine when inflammatory speech intending to advocate illegal action can be restricted. In the case, a KKK leader gave a speech at a rally to his fellow Klansmen, and after listing a number of derogatory racial slurs, he then said that “it’s possible that there might have to be some revengeance [sic] taken.” The test determined that the government may prohibit speech advocating the use of force or crime if the speech satisfies both elements of the two-part test:

  • The speech is “directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action,” AND
  • The speech is “likely to incite or produce such action.”

We are in no way trying to defend Trump the person, but we are going to defend the idea that someone calling for people to “make [their] voices peacefully and patriotically heard” is not incitement unless you consider the First Amendment “incitement.”

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.

There is a segment of America that is willing to let their hatred of a person allow other elected officials to try to say “the Constitution doesn’t matter.”

There is a segment of the America that is willing to be led down a path where their lies, backed by the media, wipe out protected speech.

If you don’t like Trump, that’s fine.

However, we should all disagree with people who are using their hatred of one person to attack the foundation of this country.



Hypocrisy.

Why hasn’t Twitter banned Speaker Pelosi?

And the same thing again:
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Representative Matt Gaetz Goes Off.

Matt Gaetz represents Florida District 1 in the House of Representatives.

During the impeachment debate, Gaetz went off on a righteous rant against those who supported and even encouraged violence in the streets this past summer, but are claiming Trump incited violence (even though he did not.)


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