Random Quotations – January 28th, 2021

Five items in total…

“All they had to do was produce a cheap simulation of ‘Trump going full-Hitler.’ It didn’t even have to be convincing. They just needed a semi-dramatic event to plug into the official narrative, something they could call ‘an attempted coup,’ ‘an insurrection,’ ‘an attack,’ and so on, and which millions of credulous liberals could hysterically shriek about on the Internet… The ‘storming of the capitol’ did the trick.” – C.J. Hopkins, “That’s all folks!” – Unz Review, January 24th, 2021.

“Rana told dispatchers that he was a registered gun owner with violent tendencies and that he might kill the unwanted person in self-defence, according to the ruling.” – Jeff Mitchell, “Oshawa man seeks to appeal conviction for unsafe gun storage” – Oshawa This Week, January 28th, 2021.

“If this matter has been reported to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, our service will respect the authority of the OIPRD to review the complaint.” (How nice! JG) – Guelph police service, quoted by Libby Emmons in “Watch: Guelph police officer brutally beats elderly man during arrest at his home” – Post Millennial, January 14th, 2020.

“Republicans also voiced concern of their own… They said the social media companies were taking editorial decisions about what to take down, label or leave unaltered… This, they said, made them publishers rather than just distributors of information, and as a consequence they should not be covered by Section 230 in its current form.” – Leo Kelion, “Facebook and Twitter grilled over US election actions” – BBC, November 17th, 2020.

“Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank and New York–based Signature Bank have both reportedly cut ties with President Trump and will no longer do business with him in the aftermath of the recent Capitol siege, according to the New York Times. Not only did Signature Bank apparently close all accounts connected with President Trump, but it called for his resignation. That’s the proper role of a financial institution, no?” – Eric Utter, “The left closes in” – American Thinker, January 13th, 2021.