Bruce Thornton contributor to FrontPage Magazine: This year will graphically demonstrate the malign consequences of the misguided efforts to replace cheap, reliable fossil fuel energy with unreliable, inefficient “renewable” energy like wind and solar. Never in history has a civilization willfully embarked on destroying its material foundations, based solely on a hypothesis rather than scientifically established fact.
Jamie Dimon, the Chief Executive at JPMorgan Chase, on America’s economic outlook: “I said there were storm clouds. But I’m going to change it. It’s a hurricane…right now it’s kind of sunny, things are doing fine, everyone thinks the Fed can handle it. That hurricane is right out there down the road coming our way. We don’t know if it’s a minor one or Superstorm Sandy. You better brace yourself.”
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: Marxist authoritarianism is never popular policy. That’s why only defenseless populations with heavily regulated speech and markets (surviving under threats of social stigmatization, job losses, “cancelation,” and criminal punishment) eventually decide unanimously to support the tyrant controlling their fates. Until America descends further into that madness, however, Biden’s presidency will remain fallen and unable to get back up. And from the looks of it, nobody is coming to help.
Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason: Graham dismissed critics of red flag laws as “libertarians,” saying “the Second Amendment is not a suicide pact.” That is the sort of thing politicians say when they find constitutional rights inconvenient.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL): “If you had every kid in America had a loving father in the home, we would have far, far fewer problems that we would have to deal with as a society,”
Ned Ryun contributor to American Greatness: In the last week, after the horrific events in Uvalde, Texas, Democrats are bemoaning the terrible loss of children’s lives in this instance at the hands of a shooter while oblivious to the hypocrisy of advocating the slaughter of children at the hands of their mother and an abortionist.
Andrew Hartz contributor to The Federalist: It’s never been easy to have a dissenting opinion, but it’s been getting harder and harder. Today, countless people face social and professional consequences for expressing their political views, and many more self-censor because they fear the consequences of candid dialogue (see here, here, and here). Harassment, racial demonization, and social ostracization are becoming more frequent as woke culture spreads. And as people critical of leftist orthodoxy face more antagonism, they experience more stress and more isolation, and they’re more likely to need psychotherapy. Rather than helping, the mental health field has often been antagonistic toward this population. Now, there’s a growing population of people who need mental health services at the same time that providers are most likely to mistreat patients with non-leftist views.
Steve Peoples & Aaron Kessler contributors to Real Clear Politics: Diane Murray struggled with her decision all the way up to Election Day. But when the time came, the 54-year-old Georgia Democrat cast a ballot in last week’s Republican primary for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. While state law allowed her to participate in either party’s primary, she said it felt like a violation of her core values to vote for the Republican. But it had to be done, she decided, to prevent a Donald Trump -backed “election denier” from becoming the battleground state’s election chief.
Mann: Stefanik, Mullin introduce resolution to expunge post-Jan. 6 Trump impeachment
Though the effort will not pass the Democrat-led chamber, significant support for it underscores continuing GOP conference support for the former president nearly a year-and-a-half after he left office. If passed, the resolution states that it would be as though the articles of impeachment “had never passed the House of Representatives.”
Taft: Donald Trump’s Proposed Anti-Woke Streaming Service Could Mean You’ll Never Change the Channel Again
Donald Trump is getting into the entertainment streaming business, specifically a non-woke alternative to Netflix and Disney, according to documents in a recent FEC filing. And if this thing gets off the ground, anti-woke Americans may never change the channel again. The Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) announced that the program offerings would include seldom-heard voices on streaming services such as “a platform for conservative and/or libertarian views, and otherwise cancelled content from other broadcast television and/or digital streaming platforms.” It will also include a slice of Americana, to include “blue collar comedy, cancelled shows, Trump-specific programming, faith-based shows, family entertainment, shows that embrace the Second Amendment, and news.” […] For viewers of Trump’s proposed service, it means that they won’t have to worry about their kids learning race hatred from Critical Race Theory-infused programs or tolerate daily drag queen story hours. This could be a winner for Trump.
A MUST SEE INTERVIEW
(6/1/22) War Room: Episode 1,897 – Dr. Risch Explains The Crisis Of our Time; Pandemics, Big Tech, And Your Life
Dr. Harvey Risch MD, PhD Epidemiologist Yale University.
Sudhakar: COVID-19: Children under 5 may get opportunity to get vaccinated
Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE completed an application to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize emergency use of its three-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months to under the age of 5, according to multiple reports. “Pfizer and BioNTech completed a rolling application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization (EUA) of the 3-µg [microgram] dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age on June 1, 2022,” the company said in release. […] “We recognize parents are anxious to have their young children vaccinated against COVID-19, and while the FDA cannot predict how long its evaluation of the data and information will take, we will review any EUA request we receive as quickly as possible using a science-based approach,” the FDA said.
Gortler: Physician, Heal Thyself !
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf claims to “have been telling Congress that misinformation is the leading cause of death.” Califf explains that: . . .[…] Califf’s comments are ironic considering the FDA’s own history of promoting misinformation. The FDA has joined the debate on “gun violence,” and would like to classify it as a public health problem. The agency approved multiple drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease proven completely ineffective by clinical trials, resulting in a major scandal. And it was instrumental, along with the Centers for Disease Control, in promulgating contradictory disinformation about Covid-19 throughout the pandemic, sowing confusion and division. […] Despite opining on guns, Dr. Calliff refused to consider mitigating factors such as the economy, high unemployment, inflation, lack of discretionary income, or many other things which could also affect public health. Califf would rather focus on the real silent killer, misinformation:
Sullenger: Abortion pills put 5 Ohio women in hospital, cause 125 serious complications in 16 months
Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses are scrambling to assure the public that the chemical abortion cocktail comprised of Mifepristone (formerly known as RU-486) and Misoprostol, is perfectly “safe,” even without the oversight of a licensed physician. However, Operation Rescue has obtained 128 “Report of RU-486 Event” forms submitted to the State Medical Board of Ohio by abortion facilities statewide that soundly refute the abortion promoters’ claims of safety. The documents detail complications from chemical abortions that were reported by all eight Ohio abortion facilities from January 2021 through April 2022. […] The number of chemical abortion complications reported during this time frame likely do not reflect the true number of abortion pill complications for several reasons.
Citizen Free Press: Justice Alito blocks Pennsylvania recount…
An order from Justice Samuel Alito paused a lower-court ruling in a lawsuit over a disputed 2021 local court election that would have allowed the counting of mail-in ballots that lacked a handwritten date. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had ruled that the state election law’s requirement of a date next to the voter’s signature on the outside of return envelopes was “immaterial.” Based on that ruling, the state had advised counties to count those ballots in the race between McCormick and Oz.
Hammer: Hunt down the Supreme Court leaker
What’s taking law enforcement so long? It’s been almost a month since Politico scooped its bombshell leak, an unprecedented revelation of a draft majority opinion in a still-pending Supreme Court case. That leaked draft opinion, penned by the stalwart Justice Samuel Alito in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, would finally overturn 1973’s infamous Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Alito’s draft opinion does not go far enough, at least as far as the proper pro-life end goal is concerned, but it is a praiseworthy development and an admirable start toward an abortion-free America.
While Democrats and the corporate press immediately focused on the likely impending de-constitutionalization of the Left’s favorite concocted constitutional “right,” abortion, perhaps just as important was — and still is — the fact that this debilitating leak happened in the first place. If the once-sacrosanct idea of the Supreme Court as a legal, and not a political, institution is to mean anything at all, then the Court cannot be subjected to the Bismarckian “sausage-making” process that afflicts the political branches, including leaks and external lobbying campaigns.
. . . how ironic that the Biden catastrophe revived a Trump candidacy. Biden likely will cause the Democrats to lose Congress. His pick of a dismal Kamala Harris as vice president has likely ensured, for now, fewer viable Democratic presidential candidates in 2024. So, will Trump run? Some logic might dictate that Trump not try a second campaign. He would be 79. The recent record of doddering septuagenarian and octogenarian politicians—Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein—has warned Americans that one’s late 70s certainly are not, as the Baby Boomer generation may try to hype, the “new 50s.”
In addition, Trump’s old and new business ventures would take further and greater hits. His family would again be targeted and unfairly maligned. An otherwise nihilist progressive and media agenda would reawaken solely to destroy Donald Trump—not his policies against which the Left has offered nothing of substance. The Trump MAGA legacy is now largely institutionalized. All Republican candidates will run on . . .
Stone: Tucker Carlson: Any Government That Wants To Disarm You Is Not On Your Side
Well, Tony Fauci didn’t say it out loud, but if you think about it for a minute, it’s pretty obvious. What do all those other countries have in common: China, New Zealand, Australia? Different populations, different languages, different forms of government, but all of them have disarmed their populations. In those countries, ordinary people are defenseless and the government knows it.
Read more/Watch the 16 minute monologue at Real Clear Politics.
Sullum: Bipartisan Support for Red Flag Laws Elides the Practical and Constitutional Issues They Raise
The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill that would authorize federal courts to issue “red flag” orders prohibiting people from possessing firearms when they are deemed a threat to themselves or others. Meanwhile, legislation encouraging states to pass and enforce their own red flag laws has emerged as a possible point of compromise between Senate Democrats who favor new gun restrictions and Senate Republicans who are skeptical of that approach. It is not hard to understand the bipartisan appeal of this policy, which promises to target dangerous individuals rather than impose broad limits that affect millions of law-abiding Americans. But there are two basic problems with red flag laws that cannot be wished away by consensus-building rhetoric: Predicting violence is much harder than advocates of this approach are usually willing to admit, and trying to overcome that challenge by erring on the side of issuing red flag orders inevitably means that many innocent people will lose their Second Amendment rights, typically for a year and sometimes longer, even though they never would have used a gun to harm anyone. In short, minimizing false negatives means maximizing false positives.
Turley: Biden’s inner Trudeau: On guns, he seems to be operating under the wrong Constitution
Politicians have long admitted that a crisis is an opportunity not to be missed — the greater the tragedy, the greater the opportunity. After the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket, New York’s Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) called for censorship to “silence the voices of hatred and racism.” After the Uvalde massacre, some Democrats renewed calls for everything from court packing to ending the Senate filibuster. The most immediate response, however, was a call for gun bans. Vice President Kamala Harris got out front of the White House by demanding a ban on AR-15s, the most popular weapon in America. Then President Joe Biden created a stir by suggesting he might seek to ban 9mm weapons. Such calls are not limited to the United States. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government is introducing legislation to “implement a national freeze on handgun ownership.” He said Canadians would no longer be able “to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada,” adding that “there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives.” The difference between the push in the two countries is the existence of the Second Amendment in the United States — a constitutionally mandated “reason” why Americans are allowed to have guns; they don’t have to prove it to the government.
Wilson: Pelosi says House will consider assault weapons ban legislation
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said next week she will bring forward legislation to ban military-style assault weapons, as the chamber moves to address gun violence. She said “we will be having a hearing and marking up the assault weapon ban” as soon as the House addresses several pieces of legislation, including the package the House Judiciary Committee will mark up on Thursday. Speaking at a rally against gun violence in San Francisco, Pelosi said, “We just are trying to hit it in every possible way,” to try and curb mass shootings across the country. […] The House is also expected to take up a bill by Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath of Georgia, whose son was shot and killed in 2012, which would allow family members and law enforcement to obtain an extreme risk protection order, which temporarily removes access to firearms for those who are deemed a danger to themselves or to others, as well as an Amber Alert-style notification system for when active shootings happen. […] As part of the package of potential changes, senators are looking at strengthening state laws allowing authorities to take away weapons from individuals deemed a risk, known as red flag laws. Leading that part of the discussions are Sens. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican.
Wax: The Biggest Threat to the Second Amendment? RINOs
Usually, it’s the typical cast of characters who attempt to strip Americans of our constitutional rights: Democrats like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer. But this time, instead of standing firm against the slimy hands of Washington’s most politically shameless, unprincipled Republicans are also rallying to support a new national gun control regime, with the potential for a renewed federal assault weapons ban, more unconstitutional background checks, and a national red flag law. Among the worst of these RINOs is U.S. Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey. Smith is so radically anti-Second Amendment that he has co-sponsored legislation with Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to limit gun ownership among law-abiding Americans. Smith’s disdain for the Second Amendment is so pronounced that he’s earned failing grades from the NRA and is endorsed by the major gun-control PACs. […] House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). It’s no secret McCarthy is in line to be speaker should Republicans regain control of the House in November’s midterm elections. The minority leader also endorsed Smith for reelection earlier this year and is said to be working hand-in-glove with allies of former New Jersey governor and prospective 2024 Trump challenger Chris Christie to protect Smith from the full power of Trump’s endorsement of any primary opponent.
THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON CHILDREN
Conklin: School mental health crisis: 70% see rise in students seeking treatment since COVID-19 began: study
Seventy percent of U.S. public schools have reported an increase in students seeking mental health services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released Tuesday. More than three-quarters (76%) of public schools also reported an increase in concerns from staff regarding their students’ depression, anxiety and trauma since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to data collected between April 12 and April 25 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Scarry: CBS Mini-Doc Shows Tik Tok Is A Ground Zero For Kids Learning About Transgenderism
For all of the attention paid right now to weird public school teachers with the compulsive need to talk with their students about their “girl parts” and “boy parts,” parents with young children really need to be looking just as hard at what’s going on with the social media Tik Tok app. A recent mini-documentary put out by CBS last month, “Are the Kids All Right?: Gen(der) Z,” features several children expressing their thoughts on gender. One of them is Fin, a 14-year-old girl who says she feels like a boy. Fin has dyed purple hair and an off-beat sense of humor but otherwise presents herself as a normal teenage kid who lives with her mom, dad, and brother. By her own account, Fin was in all likelihood a typical adolescent going through the awkward phase of figuring out where she fit in. But, with too much free time on her hands, she found herself falling down a rabbit hole on Tik Tok.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING THE US MILITARY
Golding: Marine Corps sparks outrage with rainbow bullets to mark Pride month
The Marine Corps marked the start of Pride month with an image of a combat helmet adorned with rainbow-colored bullets on Wednesday — sparking outrage over the mixing of warfare and wokeness. “Throughout June, the USMC takes #Pride in recognizing and honoring the contributions of our LGBTQ service members,” the Marines tweeted on their official account. “We remain committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination, and defend the values of treating all equally, with dignity and respect.” […] But instead of having “BORN TO KILL” scrawled across the helmet’s camouflage cover, the updated version has “PROUD TO SERVE” written on the band — and bullets colored red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Binder: Analysis: Biden Drives Foreign-Born Population to 47M, Largest in History
President Joe Biden’s policies have helped drive the nation’s foreign-born population to 47 million as of April, the largest in United States history, new analysis reveals. Researchers at the Center for Immigration Studies analyzed monthly Census Bureau data, finding that, as of April, about 47 million foreign-born residents reside in the U.S. This is “the largest number ever recorded in any U.S. government survey or decennial census,” as researchers note. From February 2021 to April, Biden’s policies have helped add two million foreign-born residents to the U.S. population. The data suggests that nearly 145,000 foreign-born residents are being added to the nation’s already historically-high population every month. Today, more than 331 million residents live in the U.S., the highest in U.S. history.
Sundance: More Pretending, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Pretends She Got It Wrong on Inflation, She Did Not
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has more financial and analytical resources at her fingertips than thousand hedge funds combined. When Secretary Yellen claims today that she “got it wrong” about inflation, what she is doing is continuing the game of pretending; she’s positioning the administration as incompetent, not deliberate. The illusion of incompetence plays into the scheme of hiding the fact the administration is working through a purposeful strategy. In the game of pretending; and under the current circumstances; it is better to be seen as incompetent than recognized as working with malicious intent. This is the illusion behind Joe Biden’s usefulness.
Read more/Watch the 4minute interview: : https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/06/02/more-pretending-treasury-secretary-janet-yellen-pretends-she-got-it-wrong-on-inflation-she-did-not/
Sundance: IEA Warns of Possible Gasoline Shortages and Need for Rationing
Does anyone remember during the Jimmy Carter era when odd/even days on license plates to get gas? Well, if the International Energy Agency is accurate, and the issue extends into the U.S. as predicted by many industry insiders, we could very well see gasoline rationing once again. Beyond all the obfuscation, denial and continual pretending, the reason for the gasoline shortages is related to this forcible shift in energy policy that is underway in Europe and the United States. It’s not a shortage of oil, it’s the new era where the Green New Deal is the policy priority. The people within the Biden administration do not care about the consequences, Biden is pushed in front of the camera as a useful idiot to take the blame.
Lennox: Get Ready for $1 Per Egg: USDA Forecast Predicts Highest Food Inflation Since 1980
Most Americans are familiar with the all items Consumer Price Index (CPI). This metric is based on changes for all consumer goods and services. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service measures the changes to retail food prices only. The agency’s May Food Price Outlook should add to voter concerns. While the all items CPI for April was 8.3%, food alone increased by 9.4%, according to the USDA. Food consumed at home also increased more than the price of food away from home. Grocery store and supermarket purchases rose 10.8% year over year in April. The USDA’s forecast for May predicts the cost of food will increase again and significantly by fall. All of the crises the Biden administration created are converging and could cause food insecurity for the first time in the living memories of many Americans. Biden’s “Not in My Backyard” energy policy halted domestic fossil fuel production while he still begs some of the worst regimes in the world to drill more oil. That leads to higher fuel costs with or without Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. And higher fuel costs impact farm operations and all forms of transportation.
Ryun: The Left’s Intellectual Inconsistency on Life
I would argue there is another reason for the decline in our population: abortion. It’s hardly a coincidence that Roe v. Wade was decided at the same time we started to see a fairly rapid decline in fertility rates in the United States. To be fair, while it’s hard to get a precise figure on how many babies need to be born in order to maintain the U.S. population, it’s somewhere north of 4 million babies per year. Regardless of the number, without a doubt we sure could have used the more than 70 million babies who have been murdered in this country alone since 1973. What would the United States and the world look like if we hadn’t allowed each of these lives to be snuffed out in the womb? What strides would we have taken as a society? What inventions will we never have? Did it not occur to big-government, pro-abortion Democrats that the United States needs a broad tax base to pay for all the programs they love so much? Who will be around to support them in their old age through Social Security payments? […] In the last week, after the horrific events in Uvalde, Texas, Democrats are bemoaning the terrible loss of children’s lives in this instance at the hands of a shooter while oblivious to the hypocrisy of advocating the slaughter of children at the hands of their mother and an abortionist. If you advocate and defend the butchering of tens of millions of babies, which is the true American genocide, I don’t want to hear one word about school shootings from you. You either believe in life or you don’t and most of the un-American Left doesn’t care about life.
Wegmann: Biden Admits He Was AWOL Until April on Baby Formula Crisis
The Biden presidency was born from crisis. And that was by design. […] A land war in Europe, a persistent pandemic, an ugly end to the war in Afghanistan, and an unrelenting cycle of historic inflation: Each challenge came so quickly, compounding and cascading over the last, that White House staffers reportedly joked that a plague of locusts must be next. Instead, it was baby formula. They didn’t expect a nationwide shortage, and neither did the president. “I don’t think anyone anticipated the impact of the shutdown of one facility – the Abbott facility,” Biden told reporters Wednesday, referring to the Abbott Laboratories Inc. plant in Michigan that went offline in February due to safety concerns and that has led to months-long scarcity. But baby formula manufacturers did anticipate the impact three months ago, and moments before Biden started fielding questions from the press, they had just said as much in front of the cameras. Robert Cleveland, senior vice president for North American operations of the Reckitt Co., was the first of the manufacturers to speak, and he said he told Biden that “we knew from the very beginning this would be a very serious event.”
Read more at Real Clear Politics.
Riggs: Biden Tiptoes Closer to Mass Forgiveness of Federal Student Loan Debt
President Joe Biden is on the verge of announcing $10,000 in federal student loan forgiveness per borrower for millions of Americans, according to The Washington Post. “The White House’s latest plans called for limiting debt forgiveness to Americans who earned less than $150,000 in the previous year, or less than $300,000 for married couples filing jointly,” write Post reporters Tyler Pager, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, and Jeff Stein. Their sources did not say “whether the administration will simultaneously require interest and payments to resume at the end of August, when the current pause is scheduled to lapse.”
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CRT ( WOKE IDENTITY POLITICS)
Goldfarb: Different Outcomes, Not Different Treatment
The political distortion of medical research has a sordid history, but it’s unfortunately not just a thing of the past. Today, a popular narrative has taken hold that a racist medical establishment is the reason that blacks have shorter life expectancies, worse clinical outcomes for many diseases, and even excess maternal and infant mortality. The claim is unsupported by evidence, however, and believing it won’t do anything to improve black patients’ health. Search for the terms “racism” and “medicine” in the National Library of Medicine database, and thousands of scientific publications appear. Journalists and a growing number of doctors regard this as proof of medical discrimination. But most of these studies do not prove any causality; they merely document disparities in clinical outcomes and medical services for black Americans. Nonetheless, they increasingly serve to justify such discriminatory practices as preferentially reserving scarce Covid-19 therapies for blacks.
Andrzejewski: Blue States Spent Covid Funds on Controversial Race Teachings
When Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021, it provided $122 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. This funding was intended to be used by schools for personal protective equipment, increased sanitation, and enhanced ventilation during the Covid-19 pandemic. […] Thirteen states with a combined $46.5 billion in federal funds to reopen schools have used some of it to teach critical race theory and other controversial race-based teachings.
Read more at Real Clear Politics.
THE BIG GUY’S SON
( WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Boswell: EXCLUSIVE: Hunter’s search history reveals his obsession with porn and sex fantasies including ’18yrs old,’ ‘lonely widow’ and ‘MILF crack cocaine porn,’ he uploaded his OWN amateur videos and texted Pornhub link to phone listed in his contacts as ‘Dad’
Hunter Biden’s search history reveals an obsession with porn including incest fantasies, ’18yrs old’, ‘lonely widow’ porn, ‘MILF crack cocaine porn’, as well as instructions on how to hack a lover’s cell phone and repeated google searches of himself. The list of searches covers just six days in March 2019 before he broke his laptop, took it to be repaired a Delaware shop, and then abandoned it. But it is packed full of revealing and disturbing websites. Dozens of videos on the laptop also reveal Hunter’s penchant for filming himself having sex with prostitutes and posting the home movies on his own Pornhub account under the username ‘RHEast’. The president’s son took care not to show his face in his uploaded videos. […] Of the 281 websites captured in his browsing history over six days, 98 were pornographic. Shockingly, Hunter texted a link to a Pornhub page to a phone number he had saved in his contacts book as ‘Dad’ on October 22, 2018.
AS CALIFORNIA GOES SO GOES THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
Thornton: Green Energy Chickens Coming Home to Roost
In California, the California Political Review reports, demolition of four dams will soon begin, “with no replacement for the water and energy they provide.” Compounding this blunder, in two years the state’s last nuclear power plant, which provides 10% of the state’s energy, will be shut down without any plans to replace that loss. And even worse, the Democrats who run the state are sticking with plans to banish gas-powered vehicles from the state by 2035, replacing them with 8 million electric vehicles in a state already incapable of keeping the lights on in hot weather or during wildfires that damage transmission lines. According to one study, achieving this goal of 30 million EVs would require electric power companies with 2-3 million customers to invest between $1700 and $5800 in grid upgrades per vehicle, costs that will no doubt be passed along to customers. Adding insult to injury, rather than spending the state’s surplus revenue and remaining covid swag from the feds on preparing for this summer’s looming blackouts and water shortages, Gov. Newsome has proposed an $18.1 billion “Inflation Relief Package,” a grab-bag of giveaways including up to $800 in cash to registered vehicle owners, free public transit, and subsidies for child care. Needless to say, this new infusion of cash into the economy will do nothing to lower inflation, and in fact will make it worse.
Bond: California Task Force Releases First-Of-Its-Kind Interim Reparations Report
Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) signed a bill establishing the task force in 2020. In March, the task force decided that only direct descendants of slaves would get financial reparations, which was controversial at the time. The final report will be released before July 1 of next year. The report made the claim that “[h]istorians have argued that many of today’s financial accounting and management practices began among enslavers in the U .S . South and the Caribbean.” […] While some parts of the recommendations were specific, others were generalized approaches to reparations. For example, the group recommended that “forms of expression, acknowledgment, and remembrance of the trauma of state-sanctioned white supremacist terror” be created, potentially involving memorials, and providing funds for “a long-term truth and reconciliation commission.” […] The group also wants to set up a cabinet-level secretary role for a California African American/Freedmen Affairs Agency, given the job of carrying out the task force’s recommendations, among other responsibilities.
Thompson: California bid to create legal drug injection sites advances
California moved a step closer Wednesday to creating sites where people could legally use drugs under supervision designed to save them from dying if they overdose, over the objections of opponents who said the state would be enabling dangerous and illegal activity. The full Assembly will now consider allowing test programs in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco, more than a year after the proposal narrowly passed the state Senate. […] Former Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a more limited proposal in 2018, saying then: “Fundamentally, I do not believe that enabling illegal drug use in government sponsored injection centers — with no corresponding requirement that the user undergo treatment — will reduce drug addiction.”
Daily Wire News: The Daily Wire Comes Under ‘Sustained DDoS Attack’ Intended To ‘Disrupt’ Premiere Of ‘What Is A Woman?’
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a type of coordinated malicious campaign that seeks to shut down a targeted server by flooding the server with extreme levels of traffic coming from bots. The extremely high levels of traffic use up the server’s resources and prevent real users from being able to access it. The film features The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh talking to ordinary citizens, medical professionals, and even African tribesmen in an effort to get answers to a question that has leftists triggered. “The left will do whatever they can to make sure no one sees this movie,” Walsh said. “They know their ideology is based on lies and their logic is hollow and premiering the movie to a massive online audience will not only be an utter embarrassment to them but will send a message that they will not win this battle.” […] “What Is A Woman?” gives viewers a jaw-dropping look at: . . .
OFFICIAL TRAILER: “WHAT IS A WOMAN?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42ivIRd9N8E
Smith: EXCLUSIVE: New documentary shows pediatrician saying prepubescent kids are ready for trans hormone therapy ‘whenever they ask for it’ and claiming you can ‘pause’ hormones ‘like music’ with the same drugs used to chemically castrate pedophiles
It sees filmmaker and author Matt Walsh asking trans activists and doctors to define what a woman is through the lens of today’s political and sociological climate. Many fail to give a straight answer. In the trailer for the film, Walsh prompts giggles from African tribesmen by asking them if a ‘man can become a woman’ and challenging protesters at the Women’s March over their idea of what a female is. […] Scott Newgent is a transgender man who started transitioning from female in his forties. He tells the documentary how he has suffered countless infections, medical problems and complications since he started hormone treatment therapy, and how he now fears he won’t live ‘very long’. ‘This is wrong on so many levels. Being a parent is loving the hell out of your kids and helping them see around corners. ‘The truth is that medical transition is experimental. We have studies saying it helps mental health with kids – they’ve all been retracted. ‘How many studies do they have on hormone blockers for children?
Chasmar: Stacey Abrams on board of foundation awarding millions to woke professors pushing prison abolition, CRT
Stacey Abrams serves as a board member of a UPS family foundation that awards millions of dollars to professors and scholars who advocate anti-capitalist and prison abolitionist views, Fox News Digital has learned. Abrams, who is taking another shot at running for Georgia governor, is currently listed as a board member at the Seattle-based Marguerite Casey Foundation, a private grant-making foundation named after Marguerite Casey, the sister of UPS founder Jim Casey. The far-left foundation has repeatedly voiced support for defunding and abolishing the police.
Bois: Shock Poll: Republican Leads Oregon Governor Race
Conducted between May 25-27, the new poll from Nelson Research showed Drazan had 29.5 percent of support out of 516 likely voters,while Kotek had just 27.5 percent of support with a margin of error of 4.3 percent. Independent Betsy Johnson trails with just 19.4 percent of support. […] The poll did not explore the top reasons for Drazan’s support, though it might stem from the fact that Oregon had some of the strictest coronavirus policies in the nation, which Drazan has outright opposed. Per her website: . . .
Ross: Nanny State: Eric Swalwell Wants To Use Campaign Cash To Pay Babysitters During His Overseas Work Trips
In a letter sent on May 26 to the Federal Election Commission, Swalwell’s campaign lawyer said Swalwell receives “many invitations” to travel overseas because of his status as a “well-known member of Congress” and position in Democratic Party leadership. The lawyer urged the expansion of an FEC rule that allows candidates to use campaign funds to pay for nannies during campaign events and fundraisers. If approved, Swalwell will enjoy a job perk unavailable to most working Americans, who pay for their babysitters out of pocket or rely on family members to pick up the slack. Swalwell’s wife, a hotel executive, has traveled with Swalwell during his two recent foreign trips, including the one during which he rode bare-chested on a camel in the desert of Qatar. The U.S.-Qatar Business Council paid $19,400 for the Swalwells’ flights, lodging, and food. The Swalwells in February 2020 went on an all-expenses-paid work trip to Germany, staying in a hotel that cost $611 per night.
Lyman: Senate Candidate Wears Noose Around Neck In Ad Bashing Rand Paul
Democratic nominee Charles Booker released the ad, which opens up with a noose hanging off a tree before switching to a noose hanging on a gallows in front of the Capitol Building. The ad then flashes to two still images: one of a man hanging, the other a flag that read “A Man Was Lynched Yesterday.”
The video then switches to Booker, who wears a suit with a noose wrapped around his neck.
Zeisloft: Sheryl Sandberg, Longtime Meta COO, To Step Down From Social Media Giant
Sandberg — who joined Meta, previously called Facebook, in 2008 when founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was 23 years old — will be focusing on her personal philanthropy efforts and marrying television producer Tom Bernthal this summer, The New York Times reported. Sandberg’s organization, Lean In, campaigns against sexual harassment in the workplace and the purported “gender wage gap” while advocating for paid family leave. Zuckerberg lauded Sandberg’s work at the company in another post to Facebook.
Rigolizzo: Canadian Province Decriminalizes Opioids, Other Drugs, Despite Overdose Deaths Nearly Doubling
A Canadian province has received an exemption from the nation’s drug law, even in the face of a growing drug crisis. The province of British Columbia was exempted from Canada’s “Controlled Drugs and Substances Act,” effectively decriminalizing possession of small amounts of illegal drugs. The exemption allows for drug users to possess up to 2.5 grams of certain illegal drugs for personal use, without having to face criminal charges. The move comes even as Canada, and British Columbia especially, is in the midst of a growing opioid crisis, but the province actually cited that crisis as one of the reasons it requested the exemption. […] The exemption covers four types of drugs: opioids, including fentanyl, morphine, and heroin; cocaine, including both crack and powder; methamphetamine; and MDMA, aka ecstasy or molly. It will cover all adults throughout the province, with the location exceptions of elementary and high schools, licensed child care facilities, airports, and Canadian Coast Guard vessels and aircraft, where it will still apply. It also does not apply to existing laws against taking drugs between provinces, and special restrictions will apply to motor vehicles, watercraft, and public transit.
Are you fed up? Are you worried that America in rapidly sliding into a neo-Marxist state by the radical left in control of Washington with historically narrow majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and an Executive controlled by unnamed far leftists in place of a clinically incompetent President Biden? They are desperate to keep power and complete their radical progressive agenda that will change America and our liberty forever.
Americans just witnessed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 without one Republican vote in the U.S. Senate and House (just as Obamacare was passed in 2010). The IRS will be hiring 87,000 new agents, many armed, to terrorize American taxpayers.
Americans witnessed the FBI raid at the Trump Mar-A-Lago home and property of President Trump, truly a first in all of American history. We know what that is about.
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