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More Mask Insanity.

Here is another incident of people who don’t want to wear masks getting into fights with store employees:

SEATTLE — A confrontation about a man who refused to wear a mask inside a Seattle hardware store spiraled into violence on Sunday, and the fight that ensued was captured on cell phone footage.

The video begins with Bobby Dixon trying to re-enter Tweedy and Popp Hardware at Lake City, only to be met at the door by an employee armed with a baseball bat. The recording then shows the two men trading vicious blows after the bat gets knocked away.
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The Beginning Of A Tax Revolution?

Some Baltimore business owners have had enough.

More than 30 business and restaurant owners in Fells Point are threatening to withhold taxes if city leaders do not address crime, trash and other issues they say are plaguing the waterfront neighborhood.

The group sent a letter to Baltimore officials Tuesday — two days after three people were shot in the popular and historic nightlife destination early Sunday morning — complaining about blatant drug sales, public drinking and other problems they say are happening in plain sight while police are handcuffed from enforcing the law.

The letter bemoans a “culture of lawlessness” that allows the ” the kinds of violence and tragedy we witnessed (over the weekend).”
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UPDATE!: Virginia School Board Enjoined From Suspending Teacher.

The other day we posted about Tanner Cross, a Loudoun County, Virginia teacher that was suspended after he spoke at a School Board meeting as a private citizen against a policy that the Loudoun County School Board was considering dealing with transgendered students.

Once again, here are Cross’s comments:
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Of Eviction Notices And Lumber.

We are going to do a “two-fer” post today simply because the stories are relatively short.

ALABAMA REAL ESTATE AGENTS ASK SUPREME COURT FOR RELIEF.

When the COVID pandemic hit and companies were shut down, the government, through the CDC imposed rules that did not allow for evictions of people from homes and residences.

In May, a group of realtors in Alabama sued the federal government over the evictions claiming the CDC did not have the statutory authorization to make the rule.

A District court agreed with the realtors. However, when the government said they wanted to appeal the ruling, the Court stayed the ruling until the appeal could be made. The Real Estate agents are asking the Supreme Court to take up the case.
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Eyes On Peru.

Lima, Peru

We don’t normally talk about elections in other countries, but this one is hitting home for us.

If you notice on the right hand side of this blog, under the “Com-patriots” category, you’ll see a link to “Calvary Chapel, Peru.” We have friends in Peru who established a church in Lima that is a varied as you can imagine. They do things with schools, make treks to help people in the mountains of Peru, help build schools, run classes and social clubs so Peruvians can learn English as a second language, help with the sick and infirmed, and a host of other things. (The pastor, who has known one of our people here for a long time, has established a tradition of getting people together to watch and root for the Florida Gators. In a soccer mad country, this guy is bring American football to the masses.)

Today, the people of Peru will head to the polls in what is being described as the closest election in Peru’s history.

Peruvians have the choice of electing the daughter of a disgraced and convicted president, and a far left leaning socialist.

Sunday’s runoff pits Pedro Castillo, a socialist newcomer, against the right-wing Keiko Fujimori, who is mounting her third presidential bid. Fujimori has dubbed the vote a choice between “markets and Marxism” while Castillo has described it as “a battle between the rich and the poor, the struggle between the … master and the slave.”
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Go Ahead And Try To Wrap Your Head Around This One.

From a tweet by Kennedy Hall.

Someone needs to explain how Fauci, who almost seems more reckless than COVID itself with his constantly changing goals, narratives and evasiveness in Congressional hearings, knew in 2017 that President Donald Trump would face a “surprise disease attack.”
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Two Years.

In 2015, Gerardo Serrano, a resident from the state of Kentucky, was traveling to Mexico to see his family. As people are wont to do these days, Serrano was documenting the trip by taking pictures and posting them to his Facebook page. It was his way of saying “I’ll see you soon.”

As Serrano approached the border crossing point at Eagle Pass, Texas, Serrano stopped and took a picture of the crossing point. This drew the ire of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who stopped Serrano. The agents then seized his phone and demanded that Serrano give them the password, presumably so they could see the pictures Serrano had legally taken.

Serrano had no legal obligation to give them the password and said that he knew his rights and wasn’t going to give them the password.

According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Serrano, the agents told Serrano they were “sick of hearing about [ ] rights.”

Agents then started to search Serrano’s vehicle, a 2015 Ford F-250 that Serrano had paid over $38,000 for.
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The Latest Masterpiece Cakeshop Trial.

Masterpiece Cakeshop of Colorado is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.

The shop is run by Jack Phillips who came to national attention when in 2012, he declined to make a cake celebrating a gay marriage. The reason for the refusal was simple: gay marriage violates Phillips’ religious beliefs and he stated he would not create a cake with the message contrary to his beliefs. Phillips declines to make many cakes having messages he disagrees with. He has declined to make cakes celebrating Halloween, advocating the use of marijuana or illegal drugs, or disparaging people—including those in the LGBT community. There is no evidence that Phillips refuses to sell products such as “regular” cakes, cookies, or other baked goods to anyone but he draws the line when he is asked to promote something which is against his religious beliefs.

Phillips was sued by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission which ruled that Phillips had discriminated against the gay couple. Not only was Phillips fined, had to stop designing custom wedding cakes altogether, which accounted for roughly 40 percent of his business. He was ordered to “re-educate” his staff (mostly family), explaining that it is intolerant and discriminatory for him to act on his religious beliefs about marriage. He has to report to the government whenever he declines to design a cake for any reason – whether it be a Halloween cake, a bachelor party cake, a divorce party cake, or even cakes disparaging the LGBT community (all of which he had previously declined to design).
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