Patterico's Pontifications


Gaslighting Extraordinaire: Bill Barr: Pepper Spray Is Not a Chemical Irritant

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:59 am




CDC on Pepper Spray




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Fox News:

A U.S. Park Police spokesperson said Friday it was a “mistake” to insist in a statement Tuesday that no tear gas was used to clear Lafayette Park on Monday before President Trump walked across to visit St. John’s Church.

However, the spokesperson insisted that Park Police did not lie, explicitly noting that pepper balls were shot. Pepper balls can cause irritation to the eyes and cause tears.

I’m not going to say that pepper balls don’t irritate you,” Sgt. Eduardo Delgado told Vox. “I’m not saying it’s not a tear gas, but I’m just saying we use a pepper ball that shoots a powder.”

Barr is gaslighting the public, as he often does.

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” — George Orwell, 1984

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 129

Filed under: Bach Cantatas,General,Music — Patterico @ 9:41 am

It is Trinity Sunday. Today’s Bach cantata is “Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott” (Praised be the Lord, my God):

Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 28:16-20:

The Great Commission

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

The text of today’s piece is available here. It contains these words, celebrating the Holy Trinity:

Praised be the Lord,
my God, who lives forever,
whom all things praise, that
soar in the air;
praised be the Lord,
whose name is called holy,
God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Holy Spirit.

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.

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