Alex Berenson’s Substack: Now Joe Biden, merely by surviving, has ended any debate over whether Covid is a medical crisis. Give him credit. It’s probably his biggest accomplishment aside from making inflation great again.
Margot Cleveland is The Federalist’s senior legal correspondent: The Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office investigating Hunter Biden lacks the wherewithal and resources to adequately probe the dubious financial dealings of the Biden family and their business partners, according to three current or former Department of Justice officials.
Lee Smith contributor to Tablet: Still, even without a trial, it’s clear that Hunter Biden has enjoyed one of the most maniacally reckless careers in American history. What distinguishes him from real daredevils, like rock stars, test pilots, and terrorists, is that he always worked with a safety net—one billed to the American public, which will continue to pay dearly for the excess his father afforded him.
Ned Ryun contributor to American Greatness: Trump’s announcement and presence during the last two months of the midterm campaign would be a stark reminder of what was compared to what is and his message would be that it is time to start taking our country back now and we’re going to do it this November.
Steve McCann contributor to American Thinker: The nation’s motto “E Pluribus Unum” (“Out of many, One”) has been deliberately and maliciously replaced with degenerate tribalism. The current iteration of the ruling class and their radical left-wing allies have relentlessly promoted the concept that individual citizens do not owe their allegiance to the United States but instead owe their allegiance to racial or ethnic groups that look like them or to those that profess certain sexual proclivities or to those that wallow in corrosive anti-Americanism.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Environmentalism is an environmental hazard that threatens both the ecosystem and public health. From the solar panel lead in the groundwater to the wind turbine fiberglass in your lungs to the toilet water in your sink, there’s nothing ‘clean’ about the environmental agenda.
Kurt Schlichter contributor to Frontpage Magazine: When did it become okay for Americas to live like mere Europeans, to settle, to compromise, to not expect that tomorrow will be better than today? When our country started being run by the pack of establishment weasels that makes up our garbage ruling class. They stopped being loyal to us and started being loyal to a global ideology that demands a “Great Reset” which, when imposed, would leave us impoverished serfs instead of prosperous citizens. But we don’t have to take it, and we’re not going to.
Kurt Schlichter contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The ruling caste has no intention of you living like a civilized citizen. No, you are their sacrifice, to Gaia, the angry weather goddess or whatever other pagan idol that empty void inside them worships. Your pain is the point.
Edward Ring contributor to American Greatness: The prevailing vision of environmentalism today, unfortunately, caters to a global oligarchy. They have decided it is in their interests, along with the interests of the planet—most definitely in that order—to preach imminent doom.
Dennis Prager contributor to American Greatness: When America was more religious, wisdom was taught to young people. This is another reason to fear a thoroughly secularized America—we are producing a nation of fools. The proof lies in our universities. The most secularized institution in America is the most foolish institution in America.
Whedon: In major policy speech, Trump calls for treating cartels as terror groups, relief for homeless
“And yes, these drug traffickers should and must receive the death penalty,” he said. Former President Trump, sounding more like a 2024 presidential candidate everyday, on Tuesday set forth a sweeping policy prescription for America in which he called for treating cartels like terror groups, medical treatment tents for country’s huge homeless population, and the end to the sexualization of children. Speaking at the America First Policy Institute summit on Tuesday, the former president outlined plans for dealing with a plethora of issues facing America today.
(7/26/22) 45th President Of The United States Donald J. Trump
Keynote address at the America First Agenda summit.
Watch the 1:34:10 video: https://rumble.com/v1dpv2x-45th-president-of-the-united-states-donald-j.-trump.html
Sundance: Washington Post Reports DOJ Conducting Grand Jury with Witness Testimony Targeting President Trump for Seditious Conspiracy Against Government
Do they want a civil war? It might sound good around the DC cocktail party circuit, whipped into a frenzy by the Lawfare crowd, but the outcome would not be in their interests. Given the severity of manipulative politics and DC based media in the past several years, I would not take the Washington Post article at face value. WaPo represents the interests of the Intelligence Community side of the deep state apparatus. Everything the WaPo creatures write is part of an advanced and coordinated DC engineering effort that has multiple motives; the face value of the one they present is never the real agenda.
Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/07/26/washington-post-reports-doj-conducting-grand-jury-with-witness-testimony-targeting-president-trump-for-seditious-conspiracy-against-government/
Ryun: Trump Should Announce His Candidacy Before the Midterms
Former President Donald Trump should announce his election bid for 2024 on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Here’s why. Trump is an asset—and not, as beltway insiders like to assert—a liability on the campaign trail, especially in key Senate and gubernatorial races. Donald Trump revitalized a crumbling, corporatist Republican Party and began making it his own America First party, which reinvigorated it. He turned it into a party that welcomed the working class, Hispanics, black Americans, and Asian Americans. Now these groups are voting red, or at least leaving the Democratic Party, in staggering numbers; there’s a reason a million voters have changed parties in the last year from Democrat to Republican. It’s not because of anything Mitch McConnell or most other top Republicans have done. It’s Trump and his policies which finally reshaped the GOP. Without Trump announcing, the face of the midterms would be McConnell . . .
Bragdon: Biden’s Illegal Election Hail Mary Might Still Be Intercepted
President Joe Biden has launched a thinly veiled get-out-the-vote campaign designed to give the Democrats an electoral advantage. Inflation is at a 40-year high, an economic recession may be just around the corner, the president’s approval rating is plummeting, and the 2022 midterm elections are less than four months away. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? At least, that must be what the Biden administration is thinking. Why else would a U.S. president launch a thinly veiled get-out-the-vote campaign designed to give the Democrats an electoral advantage? The president’s plan was outlined in Executive Order 14019, which ultimately directs all federal agencies to do what they can to increase voter registration and turnout, including by working with a select group of third-party organizations “approved” by the White House. Sounds harmless on its face, until you consider the fact that it is being carried out by political appointees whose job security literally depends on Democrats being reelected in 2022 and 2024, and that the person charged with collecting the plans and leading this effort is President Joe Biden’s domestic policy advisor, Susan Rice. […] Sadly, the scheme is already underway. Several federal agencies have initiated plans to designate their state offices as voting registration agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2,300 American Job Centers. But it’s imperative that these centers remain non-partisan — free from even the appearance of becoming “vote mills” that churn out political support in exchange for work.
THE GREAT GLOBAL RESET
Schlichter: Don’t Let Them Reset Society to Make You Into a Bug-Eating Serf
What’s really behind the Left’s agenda to make us ingest insects? As my new book We’ll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America demonstrates, once America was a magical land of unchallenged military power, cultural domination, and economic supremacy. Your parents did better than their parents, and you could expect to do better than them. But in the last three decades that all changed. Instead of managing continuous improvement, the establishment began managing continuous decline. And why not? The current crop of cultural trust fund babies who inherited the most powerful nation the world has ever known are just like every other trust fund kid ever – unaccomplished, incompetent, yet somehow believing that they are due respect not for what they have achieved but for what positions they were handed because they got a degree from Yale. It’s like we’re now being run by the heirs to the Kennedy or Biden dynasties, with all that implies, up to and including them figuratively snorting lines of blow off some Belorussian hooker’s butt. […] It never ends. The things we took for granted decades ago are uncertain, and there’s always an excuse – inevitably one that blames us. Like the new take on air conditioners, which is that they are an extravagance we should learn to live without. What the hell? Why? And don’t get me started on the bizarre insistence of the resetters that we all need to give up beef and start eating bugs. I have a better idea. How about we eat ribeyes and burgers like Americans instead of crickets and locust like Third World famine victims?
Ring: The Dehumanizing Tyranny of Densification
“A filing cabinet of human lives Where people swarm like bees in tunneled hives, Each to his own cell in the covered comb, Identical and cramped—we call it home.” — Gerald Raftery, “Apartment House” The conventional wisdom among America’s liberals, often seconded and rarely challenged by conservatives, is that population growth in the United States should be channeled as much as possible into the footprint of existing cities. Surrounding cities should be “greenbelts,” suburban growth should be rejected as unsustainable “sprawl,” and human settlement in areas defined as the “urban-wildland interface” should be discouraged and, where possible, reversed. The movement to increase the population density of cities and reduce rural populations is already enshrined in California law and is rolling quietly across the rest of the nation. It is marketed as enlightened, environmentally sustainable urban planning, but the moral pretext obscures a self-serving density agenda that is shared by several powerful special interests. Among all the misanthropic trends in public policy that threaten the freedom and prosperity of ordinary Americans, the density agenda is probably the least discussed. Stated simply, population densification will fundamentally undermine Americans’ ability to preserve their freedom and independence. You don’t have to reference Agenda 2030—about which it is now almost impossible to find any negative commentary online—to understand how easily a population can be controlled when it is relocated and concentrated into a handful of megacities. In the 1990s, shortly before the end of apartheid, I remember speaking with someone who had just returned from a tour of South Africa. He commented on his impressions of the densely populated black townships that were adjacent to every major city. “They’ve got them all bottled up tight as sardines in a can,” he said, “nice and neat, so whenever they want, they can zap them all.”
CLIMATE EMERGENCY: IT’S POLITICAL
(H/T ST) Real Climate Science: My Gift To Climate Alarmists
Watch the excellent video that challenges, with facts, climate activist orthodoxy:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8455KEDitpU
Greenfield: Environmentalism is an Environmental Hazard
20 years after voters rejected ‘toilet-to-tap’ water, Los Angeles Democrats brag that they will be the first city in the state to pipe toilet water to faucets for the sake of the environment. […] The environmentalist elites will go on drinking bottled water and it will be the city’s poor drinking out of the toilet. Environmentalists insist that nothing can go wrong even though a 2019 NIH hosted survey noted that “there have been relatively few health-based studies evaluating the microbial risks associated with potable reuse” . . . […] But in Hotel California, you can’t check out of subsidizing China’s exported solar industry. […] The California Public Utilities Commission has admitted that the state has far more solar panels than it needs, but has argued that it should “dramatically overbuild solar” and then let it go to waste. Wasting a lot of energy has become the best way to stop waste and save the planet. But that’s not all that’s going to waste. With a lifespan of 25 years, the early generations of solar panels have begun to clutter up the state’s landfills. Ironically, only about 10% of the solar “green energy” solution are recycled and the rest represent a serious toxic waste hazard. . . . […] Faced with a growing toxic solar panel problem, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control reclassified them. . . . […] While California Democrats fight to shut down the state’s nuclear power, they double down on solar which as Michael Shellenberger has argued, “produced 300 times more toxic waste than high-level nuclear waste.” […] Much as solar panels are filling up landfills, so are wind turbine blades. And those blades which “can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing” will first have to be cut up with a “diamond-encrusted industrial saw” and then hauled away on tractor trailers to massive landfills. Fiberglass blades aren’t biodegradable and burning or crushing them releases toxic fibers that have been linked to everything from skin reactions to lung disease.
DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON THE SECOND AMMENDMENT
Parker: Yep, it’s true! They’re coming for your guns.
Democrat Rep. David N “Spare Me The B——- about Constitutional Rights” Cicilline and others have said the quiet part out loud: they want to ban almost all semi-automatic weapons in common use. If you wondered why the nation’s socialist news cabal American Pravda suddenly decided to drop the terms “assault weapon” and “assault rifle” from their propaganda lexicon, your answer was soon forthcoming in their triumphant announcement of their next onslaught against your sensible civil rights: “Democrats push for 1st semi-automatic gun ban in 20 years.” In a tyrannical two-for-one special, not only have the enemies of liberty of the fascist far left admitted that the whole point of this was to ban weapons in common use, but they’re also tacitly defying the United States Supreme Court ruling District of Columbia v. Heller. This video from pro-freedom patriot Colion Noir gives a good rundown on the facts in this case.
Smith: The National Tragedy of Hunter Biden’s Laptop
How a country’s political corruption, institutional decay, and moral decline can be summed up in one sad family saga.The recent release of more gigabytes of images and information from Hunter Biden’s laptop adds to the evidence that the all-out elite effort to bury the scandal before the 2020 election wasn’t just to protect Joe Biden, the preferred candidate of the American oligarchy. Sure, the 50-plus senior U.S. intelligence professionals who signed a letter claiming the laptop’s contents were “Russian disinformation” wanted to stop Donald Trump from sending angry tweets at them, but the laptop suggests there was much more at stake. The U.S. spy chiefs who signed that infamously misleading letter—including John Brennan, Leon Panetta, Michael Hayden, and James Clapper—had directed America’s foreign intelligence services while Biden was vice president and before that chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. They knew what his son Hunter was doing abroad, because it was their job to know what foreign services know about leading U.S. officials and their families, and how it might affect U.S. national security. But none of these powerful and experienced men, presumably dedicated to defending the national interest, lifted a finger to stop Hunter Biden—and really, how could they? He was Joe Biden’s son, after all. And by doing nothing about him, the pillars of America’s intelligence community became the curators of the Biden family’s scandal. When Trump started asking questions in 2019 about Hunter and his father, prompted by Joe Biden’s public comments about protecting Hunter’s business associates abroad, it became clear that the only way to contain the mushrooming scandal involving key U.S. interests in Ukraine and China—a scandal whose magnitude they had known about for a decade—was to provide the former vice president with all the resources the U.S. government could muster. And that helped make him president.
Davidson: The FBI Keeps Interfering In Presidential Elections. Time To Disband It
Sen. Chuck Grassley’s letter lays out a disturbing conspiracy inside the FBI to interfere in the 2020 election to help Joe Biden win. News broke Monday evening that the FBI falsely labeled verified intelligence and credible evidence against Hunter Biden as “disinformation” in order to shut down an investigation of him in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. It’s hard to overstate the significance of this, despite the lack of attention the story has received so far from the corporate press. The FBI has now directly interfered in two consecutive presidential elections, placing a heavy hand on the scales to benefit Democrats in 2016 and 2020, all in hopes of keeping Donald Trump out of the White House. It would not be too much to say the FBI is a threat to democracy and that it should be disbanded. Here’s what happened. According to a letter released by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, numerous “highly credible whistleblowers” have come forward about “a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation.”
Ross: Meet the FBI Analyst Behind The Decade’s Biggest Political Disinformation Campaigns
An intelligence analyst behind the FBI’s botched Trump-Russia collusion probe is now accused of using the bureau’s authority to discredit reports about Hunter Biden’s criminal activity months before the 2020 presidential election. Meet Brian Auten. The FBI analyst is hardly a household name, but whistleblowers who contacted the office of GOP senator Chuck Grassley say he was behind an August 2020 report that FBI officials used as part of a “scheme…to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation.” Auten’s report also caused the FBI “to cease” investigative activity into the younger Biden, according to a letter Grassley sent the Justice Department and FBI.
Hemmingway & Justice: Exclusive: In Private, Cassidy Hutchinson Joked About Riot, Called J6 Committee ‘Phony,’ Praised Trump Before Changing Story
early 18 months of private chats between friends from the Trump White House show that Jan. 6 Committee star witness Cassidy Hutchinson dramatically changed her story about what she knew and how she felt about what she witnessed as a White House staffer. When Hutchinson testified in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s Soviet-style show trial last month, the former White House aide to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said she “still struggle[s] to work through the emotions” of Jan. 6. “As an American, I was disgusted. It was unpatriotic,” Hutchinson said. “We were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie, and it was something that was really hard in that moment to digest.” In her two hours of testimony, Hutchinson made a series of blockbuster claims incriminating former President Donald Trump, her White House colleagues, and even her direct superiors . . .[…] Left-wing media outlets were quick to brand the 25-year-old aide as the show-stopping witness whose testimony was on par with the most devastating revelations from Watergate. […] Yet in a series of private communications from December 2020 through May 2021, shared exclusively with The Federalist, Hutchinson commiserated with other targets of the probe about how little information she had about any wrongdoing that day, and lamented how corrupt the politicized committee was. Far from being upset with Trump, Hutchinson repeatedly spoke in favor of him and his presidency. “I would rather . . . […] Hutchinson also aimed fire at Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney, the Wyoming Republican so consumed by her opposition to Trump and his voters that polls show she is about to lose her re-election bid. The two women publicly embraced in the committee room immediately after Hutchinson’s testimony, an unusual interaction for congressional proceedings purporting to be legitimate. In a gauzy puff piece for The New York Times, the two were described as forming an “unlikely bond.” It was particularly unlikely given what Hutchinson was saying about Cheney until recently. In September, Hutchinson disparaged Cheney and Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, the two Republicans hand-picked to serve on the committee by Pelosi, as . . .
Heine: Simone Gold Says Judge Who Sentenced Her Once Asked Her Out on a Date, and She Refused
The U.S. District Court judge who sentenced America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLD) founder Simone Gold to serve 60 days in federal prison for the misdemeanor offense of trespassing during the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot is allegedly a former acquaintance of the doctor. The past relationship raises questions about whether the judge should have recused himself. […] Gold reported to federal prison on Tuesday to serve her 60-day sentence. In a statement obtained by American Greatness on Monday, Gold revealed . . . […] Cooper is the same federal judge who in May turned down a request from Special Counsel John Durham for a ruling in Perkins Coie attorney Michael Sussmann’s case. […] In her statement to American Greatness, Gold said that “what unfolded in the Courtroom during sentencing was shocking.” The doctor chronicled several examples of what she perceived to be personal animus on the part of the judge, based on his words and actions. “I know what proper judicial temperament is, and this was not that,” she wrote. “I also am able to assess mood quickly based upon my years in the emergency department. This Judge was filled with so much animus it qualified as rage. The nonverbal messaging (which is 80% of communication) was borne out by many of his words and actions.” [NOTE: Simone Gold is not only an M.D. but also an attorney]
FAUCI VIRUS: IT’S POLITICAL
Hubbard: Beverly Hills votes unanimously not to enforce potential LA County COVID mask mandate
The Beverly Hills City Council has voted unanimously to not enforce a COVID-19 mask requirement, as Los Angeles County considers whether to reinstate the policy. “I feel it is our job to lead, and I support the power of choice,” Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse said Monday evening after the vote, Fox News reported. “We are not where we were in 2020, and now we need to move forward as a community and be part of the solution.”
Hoft: Psychopath Tony Fauci — The Father of Lockdowns — Now Claims “I Didn’t Recommend Locking Anything Down”
In early 2020, Dr. Tony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx used completely fraudulent disease models to persuade President Trump to lockdown the entire US economy. As The Gateway Pundit reported two years ago — In mid April, 2020, Dr. Fauci admitted that it was he and Dr. Birx who persuaded President Trump to lock down the US economy knowing the massive destruction this would cause in jobs, lives, learning, child development, and commerce. […] On Tuesday Dr. Fauci had the gall to tell reporter Batya Ungar-Sargon he NEVER recommended “locking anything down.” Dr. Fauci is a complete liar and sociopath. He lies so easily, it’s scary. Let’s pray this man faces justice someday for his actions that killed millions.
Read more/ Watch the 1:22 minute video: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/psychopath-tony-fauci-father-lockdowns-now-claims-didnt-recommend-locking-anything/
Mee: Monkeypox—Eight Weeks To Stop The Spread
The current monkeypox outbreak is, almost exclusively, a sexually transmitted disease. The World Health Organization has declared it a disease of global public health importance. The cohort being infected during this outbreak is the MSM community. No, not the mainstream media; the men who have sex with men. Nowadays I guess that would be the males (XYs) who have sex with males (XYs), although anyone in intimate contact with an infected person can get it. […] Within eight weeks, the LGBTQ+ village can eradicate this terrible scourge. Then they could rightfully claim it takes a village to save a world. Let’s have the Pride family show the world what it’s made of—strength, wisdom, and sacrificial care for its own.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Devore: Letting China Purchase US Land Poses An Even Bigger National Security Risk Than You Think
Chinese entities keep purchasing plots of American land, presenting the Chinese military with a strategic advantage should conflict arise. Buyers from the People’s Republic of China purchased $6.1 billion in real estate last year, the most of any foreign buyer. Many of these purchases over the past few years have been of farmland or ranchland near U.S. military bases. Revelations from a groundbreaking exclusive CNN story published on July 23 about telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei installed in rural America suggest that Chinese land purchases could pose a severe national security threat as well.
CNN chronicles the Chinese government’s more than decade-long effort to establish a massive electronic intelligence and jamming capability in the U.S. adjacent to military installations and in Washington, D.C. Such a system could deliver a crippling electronic Pearl Harbor against American nuclear weapons systems and strategic communications vital to deterring and defeating a military surprise attack. […] Voluntarily purchasing problematic Chinese equipment is one thing, but what happens when China controls real estate near military bases or important government facilities? An odd 2017 deal illustrates the importance of strategic real estate. That year, China offered to pay the entire $100 million cost to build the National China Garden on 12 acres at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Concerns voiced by American counterintelligence officials resulted in the project being rejected just before construction was due to begin. Among their misgivings: The proposed pagoda on one of D.C.’s highest points would be built from materials shipped to the U.S. in diplomatic pouches, meaning no import inspections.
Pecorin: China targeted Fed employees for almost a decade, GOP Senate report says; chairman pushes back
A report released Tuesday by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee says that China targeted the Federal Reserve for nearly 10 years, working to recruit and influence employees in an effort to obtain information and monetary benefit and to influence U.S. monetary policy. The report zeroes in on what it describes as Chinese efforts to recruit American talent using programs that targeted individuals at the Fed — offering job prospects, academic positions and economic and research opportunities in an effort to gain access to sensitive data and information. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell refuted many aspects of the report.
Silverstein: Joe Rogan slams TikTok: ‘It ends with China having all of your data’
Hoft: China Deploys Troops and Tanks to Russia – International War Games Scheduled for Next Month
Despite tensions in Ukraine, China will send troops and tanks to Russia for the International Army Games (IAG) next month. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) made the announcement on Tuesday that its delegation of troops attending the 2022 International Army Games (IAG) in Russia had left via train. “The Chinese troops and equipment to participate in the International Army Games 2022 (IAG 2022) departed by rail from the land port of Manzhouli on the China-Russia border, heading to the competition venues of the “Masters of Armored Vehicles” and “Tank Biathlon” contests of the IAG in Russia,” as reported by China Military.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY
Tobin: As Ukrainians Defect To Russia, We Should Ask Whether Our Billions Are Saving Democracy Or Aiding Corruption
The more we learn about Ukraine, the less it resembles the Jeffersonian democracy Biden tries to conjure up in his speeches on the subject. The first lady of Ukraine was in Washington last week to be feted by the Biden administration, Congress, and the corporate press. Olena Zelenska, the attractive and patriotically dressed wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was given the Jackie Kennedy/Michelle Obama treatment by fashion columnists while also helping to reinforce the message that Ukraine’s effort to defend itself against Russian aggression is a battle for democracy and the survival of the West.
This is an easy story to tell to a receptive American audience. Since the war began in February, American sympathy combined with the stiffer-than-expected struggle put up by Ukrainian forces and Zelensky’s deft public relations campaign has reinforced the message that the Kyiv government is a democracy whose defense is essential to Western security. Yet the question to be posed about this is not whether Russia and Putin are bad but whether Ukraine is the paragon of democracy Biden says it is.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
McCann: The Demise of American Citizenship
From 1860 to 2000, in the largest legal migration in human history, over 61 million immigrants arrived in the United States. They were not only escaping poverty and oppression, but they were eager to assimilate and attain the most sought-after national status in the world: American citizenship. Today in the 21st century, American citizenship and its one-of-a-kind written contract with the central government, the Constitution with its Bill of Rights, is under relentless assault by the nation’s governing establishment and teetering on the edge of meaninglessness. No nation can maintain its status as a nation without secure and identifiable borders. Citizenship means nothing if untold millions of illegal immigrants openly defy the laws without consequence. It is estimated that 22 million illegals resided in the United States as of 2018. Responding to an explicit invitation from the Biden administration, another 2+ million have walked unchallenged across the border in the past 18 months.
Read more at American Thinker.
Weaver: Consumer Confidence Drops For Third Consecutive Month
The Consumer Confidence Survey “details consumer attitudes, buying intentions, vacation plans, and consumer expectations for inflation, stock prices, and interest rates,” according to The Conference Board, a non-profit business research group. The survey, conducted by the technology company Toluna and based on an online sample, currently stands at 95.7, down 2.7 points from 98.4 in June.
Kent: Biden Administration Sued for Tying K-12 Gender Ideology to Lunch Money
The Biden administration’s drive to link the provision of federal school lunch money to compliance with gender identity ideology was challenged Tuesday by 22 states saying they would take the matter to court. As Breitbart News reported, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last month announced in order for schools to receive funds for student lunches, breakfasts, and other food items, they must comply with its interpretation of the ban on discrimination based on sex in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other food-related programs, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
[…] Now states are pushing against the demand for “correct” ideology to be linked to state provision of food and nutrition. “We all know the Biden administration is dead-set on imposing an extreme left-wing agenda on Americans nationwide,” Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, who is leading the 22-state lawsuit, said in a statement as seen by UPI new outlet. “But they’ve reached a new level of shamelessness with this ploy of holding up food assistance for low-income kids unless schools do the left’s bidding.”
Rigolizzo: Democrat Bill Would Impose Term Limits On SCOTUS Justices, Mandatory Replacements Every Two Years
A group of Democrats in the House, led by Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson, introduced the bill into the record Tuesday evening. The bill, titled the ‘‘Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization Act of 2022,” or TERM Act, would place term limits of 18 years on Supreme Court justices, and mandate that the President appoint a justice to the Court twice during each term. The first section of the bill deals with the appointment of justices. The text states: . . . […] Next, the bill establishes an 18-year term limit for Supreme Court Justices from the time they are commissioned to serve on the Court. The text states: . . . […] Finally, the bill amends current law on the books regarding the number of justices. The bill stipulates that whenever the number of justices falls below the number established by law, “due to vacancy, disability, or disqualification,” the most-recently retired justice will serve as an associate justice until a replacement is appointed to the Court. […] The bill is the latest attempt by Democrats to radically reshape the Court, after the Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs decision in June.
Taylor: MUST SEE: Biden’s Behavior Abruptly Changes in Spliced Video Speech Released by The White House; From Sleepy-Eyed to Bug-Eyed and Not Blinking
Monday’s was the first standing speech for Biden since taking ill, however it appears he was not able to make the eleven minute speech in one take, nor it would appear without getting amped up by meds. The change in demeanor in the last segment starting at 8:27 is remarkable. Biden went from sleepy-eyed soft spoken while leaning on the lectern and making normal gestures for most of the speech to being impassioned, bug-eyed, rocking and waving his arms while barely blinking for a minute-and-a-half as seen in this closing segment. (Biden had a scratchy throat at one point, around six-and-a-half minutes in–just after three quick splices.)
Read more/ Watch the 1:34 minute and complete 11 minute videos: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/covid-meds-bidens-behavior-abruptly-changes-spliced-video-speech-released-white-house-sleepy-eyed-bug-eyed-not-blinking/
Hinderaker: THESE PEOPLE ARE CRAZY
Kamala Harris hosted some kind of event earlier today. Several mask-wearing (why?) women participated. As is now common in gatherings of liberals, they began the meeting by introducing themselves and stating their pronouns. And, weirdly, by describing themselves–their hair color, the dresses they were wearing, whatever. This might possibly make sense if it were a meeting of blind people, otherwise not. Utterly bizarre. Here is Kamala: . . .
Watch the 22 second video: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/07/these-people-are-crazy.php
Rigolizzo: ‘I’m Proud. Damn Proud’: Ilhan Omar, Ro Khanna Stand By Staffers Arrested In Schumer’s Office
Democratic lawmakers sent messages of support for staff members who were arrested in Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) office Monday. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) expressed support for members of their staff Monday, just hours after six House staffers were arrested for protesting in Schumer’s office. Two of Khanna’s staffers were among those arrested, along with a staffer for Omar. Omar herself was arrested last week as part of a planned “civil disobedience” protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Stiles: How Long Until Democrats Storm the Capitol?
Are Democrats trying to incite an insurrection? The party’s rhetoric on the “existential threat” of so-called climate change has grown increasingly radical and vitriolic of late, its policy solutions alarmingly anti-democratic in nature. Given the way some Democratic politicians have implicitly endorsed subversive tactics to enact their controversial agenda, one can’t help but wonder why outraged liberal voters aren’t storming the U.S. Capitol building at this very moment. “This is our last chance to prevent the most catastrophic—and costly—effects of climate change,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) told the New York Times earlier this month. “We can’t come back in another decade and forestall hundreds of billions—if not trillions—in economic damage and undo the inevitable human toll … failure really is not an option here.”
THE DEMOCRAT MARXIST PLAYBOOK: DESTROY THE FAMILY UNIT
Sibarium: At This Manhattan Middle School School, Sixth-Graders Are Asked To Surveil Friends and Family for ‘Microaggressions’
A New York City public school encouraged students as young as 10 years old to keep a list of all the “microaggressions” they witnessed, both at school and in their own families, according to materials from the school’s curriculum reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. The same students were also asked to list their gender identity—”cisgender,” “nonbinary,” or “trans”—as well as their sexual orientation on a graded worksheet. The sixth-grade humanities curriculum from Lower Manhattan Community Middle School, where just 31 percent of students are white, required students to read Tiffany Jewell’s This Book Is Anti-Racist, one of only five books assigned for the 2021-2022 year.
Hajicek: Chicago Mom Forbidden To See Teen Daughter After Refusing To Pretend She’s The Opposite Sex
Jeanette Cooper, a mom in Chicago, has missed her daughter’s 13th, 14th, and 15th birthdays. She doesn’t get to be there as her daughter is learning to drive. In fact, she has only seen Sophia for eight and a half hours in the last three years. That’s because Cooper lost custody of her daughter after refusing to go along with Sophia’s belief that she is transgender. When Sophia was 12, Cooper went to pick her up from a custodial visit at her father’s house, but her daughter refused to come home. Cooper learned that Sophia, whom the mother said had always come across as more feminine than Cooper, now identified as transgender and felt “unsafe” around her mom. […] “I see that my child is at sea in a boat,” Cooper said. “She is struggling. She is in tumultuous seas. I know that. I have seen that. And what I have been told is to follow her lead, to follow her in this journey. I am not willing to do that. I don’t think that is good parenting.
DEMOCRAT MARXIST PLAYBOOK: SEXUALIZATION (GROOMING) OF CHILDREN)
Grossman: Florida school board member demands ‘disciplinary action’ over pornographic books in schools: ‘I’m disgusted’
A Florida school board member said she was “disgusted” by the pornographic books available to kids and described a race against time to remove them before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. “I don’t think there’s any justification for it. And I can tell you my own research in our school library so far I’ve identified 75 books that I’m working to challenge to get off of ourselves,” Ashley Gilhousen of the Clay County School District board told Fox News Digital. She added that she believed “disciplinary action” was appropriate to address those responsible for placing pornographic and otherwise inappropriate books in front of kids in public schools.
Engels: Radical LGBT Activists File Lawsuit Against DeSantis – Demand Picture Porn Books in Elementary School Libraries
A group of far-left progressives has launched a legal challenge against four school districts in Florida for their adherence to the Parental Rights in Education legislation recently signed into law by Governor Ron Desantis. Orange County Public Schools, Duval County Public Schools, Indian River County Public Schools, and Palm Beach Public Schools are named in the lawsuit. The legislation prohibits educators from having conversations with students K-3 involving sexual orientation or gender identity, without express parental permission. This seems like a completely normal idea to the majority of the general public. Naturally, the far-left progressives who control the Democrat party believe that the right of public school educators and employees to sexualize their children behind their back is perfectly fine. Now, a woman is leading the charge against the removal of filthy pornographic novels in Florida schools. Her name is
Jen Cousins, . . . […] This journalist was removed from an Orange County Public Schools meeting for simply reading passages from Gender Queer, a filthy pornographic novel that was available to students without parental permission, while Ms. Cousins cheered on with her fellow leftists about this journalist being ejected.
DEMOCRAT MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL CULTURE
Riley: Brazen Falsehood
The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s campaign to purge Professor Amy Wax from its ranks for challenging the emerging woke left orthodoxy in higher education is now reaching a fever pitch. Just last month, Law School Dean Ted Ruger made a formal charge to the faculty senate to bring “major sanctions” against Wax, suggesting they strip her of tenure and remove her from her position. Dean Ruger’s bold assertion is that Wax has failed to adhere to the standards of her profession and, therefore, should potentially be removed from its ranks. The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) posted Ruger’s letter sent to the faculty senate chair online. It demonstrates, with stunning clarity, just how low the standard of argument and analysis has sunk at the highest levels of American academia. Wokeism is destroying higher education, and it is nowhere clearer than in the anti-intellectual rhetoric issued by high-level administrators such as Ruger when faced with perspectives with which they disagree and about which they patently know almost nothing. […] Let us be clear about what is happening in Amy Wax’s case. This is not just an attack on her, though it is also that. She is being attacked as the representative of a whole set of heterodox intellectual frameworks and bodies of research. It is that set of ideas that Ruger and his ilk—indeed, all the academic purveyors of woke morality—want to destroy. They will do it one individual at a time, as this is the most feasible and practical way to advance their agenda. However, the goal is not just to remove the individuals. It’s to make it impossible even to think those ideas in the contemporary university. This is an effort to shape the basic contours of intellectual life in America in a way hostile to intellectual freedom and subservient to moral totalitarianism and childish emotionalism. Amy Wax’s case is not just about Amy Wax. It is about all of us in higher education and everyone else with an interest in free intellectual inquiry and expression. We had better all be paying close attention.
SECULARIZATION OF AMERICA
Prager: A Nation of Fools
The average 12-year-old student at a yeshiva has more wisdom than almost any student at Harvard or most other universities. (A yeshiva is an Orthodox Jewish school with an emphasis on religious studies. About half the school day is devoted to religious studies—taught from the original Hebrew sources.)
This is probably true for many 12-year-olds in traditional Christian schools as well. College students do have more knowledge than almost any 12-year-old in religious school. But they have much less wisdom. I know this because I was a yeshiva student from the age of 5 until 19. To appreciate how much wisdom I was taught is to appreciate the root of our society’s present crisis: Secular life doesn’t teach wisdom (nor, it should be noted, do many schools that call themselves “Christian” or “Jewish”). Generations of Americans have not been taught wisdom; instead, they have been told that it is sufficient to rely on their feelings to understand life and to determine right from wrong. Here are just three examples of basic insights into life that most 12-year-old yeshiva students know and that few secular students—or, for that matter, secular professors—know.
Drey: FDA Officials Warn Of Brain Swelling, Vision Loss In Minors Using Puberty Blockers
Officials said a plausible association between using puberty blockers and pseudotumor cerebri, which displays symptoms similar to a brain tumor, was identified in six young girls between the ages of 5 and 12. “Five were undergoing treatment for central precocious puberty and one for transgender care,” FDA officials report. “The onset of pseudotumor cerebri symptoms ranged from three to 240 days after GnRH agonist initiation.”
Pelton: Government Stacks the Odds Against Hospitals
Rural hospitals have been taking the brunt of this. Since 2010, the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research reports that nearly 140 rural hospitals have been forced to close, with 19 just in 2020 alone, setting a new grim record. Many of those that managed to stay open just barely do, as the numbers show that fully a quarter of rural hospitals are at risk of closure. While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly made an already terrible situation worse, with forced cancellations of elective procedures and worker burnout, this trend has been carrying on since well before the pandemic. The financial pressures on hospitals are tremendous, and only getting worse. As people lost their jobs due the government’s shutdowns, they also lost their employer-provided insurance. At the same time, the federal and several state governments have expanded Medicaid eligibility, meaning more and more patients are being treated in hospitals without insurance or other means to pay. On top of that, our population is growing older, meaning more patients are in the hospital on Medicare. Meanwhile, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements are being slashed, as are insurance reimbursement rates.
Berrien: ‘Sue The View’ Trends As TPUSA Considers Legal Action After Whoopi Says They Let Neo-Nazis In
On Tuesday, #SueThe View trended on Twitter after co-host Whoopi Goldberg smeared TPUSA, insisting that the conservative organization had let neo-Nazis into their event in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday. She later attempted to backtrack, offering a “quick clarification” to note that the neo-Nazis were “outside protesters.” TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk said the group was considering legal action against the show.
Zindulka: Dutch Farmers Block Highways with Manure and Burning Hay to Protest Globalist Climate Agenda
In an escalation of actions taken in protest against the governments plans to shut down vast swaths of farmlands, Dutch farmers dumped manure on highways across the Netherlands on Wednesday morning. The Netherlands was left scrambling trying to clear dozens of road blockades, . . . […] The protests from the farmers comes in response to the attempt by Mark Rutte’s government to implement radical plans to cut nitrogen emissions from livestock in half by the year 2030 in order to satisfy goals laid out in the European Union’s Natura 2000 scheme, which mandates that member states remove industry or farming from areas deemed to be of ecological importance.
Lifson: Nigeria, unable to secure its capital city, is closing schools, evacuating students
You will not see this in the US media, but Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa with 217 million people (and growing over 2.5% a year), is devolving toward chaos. Boho Haram and other Muslim factions are warring against what they regard as infidels, including Christians and adherents of indigenous religions. The federal government of Nigeria has undertaken various measures to try to unify the Muslim North with the largely Christian South, including the construction of a new capital city, Abuja, in the center of the country. It also has created a system of Federal Government Colleges (FGCs), also called Federal Unity Colleges, which are actually secondary (high) schools . . .[…] But the dreams of unifying this large and important nation are turning very sour in the face of a rising tide of Muslim violence, as well as government incompetence and corruption.
Read more at American Thinker.
Hinderaker: “FAR RIGHT” FAVORED TO WIN ITALIAN ELECTION
An election is coming up in Italy in September, and the Brothers of Italy party, led by co-founder Giorgia Meloni, is currently leading the polls. There has been scant attention to the election in the U.S., but European news coverage is interesting for what it tells us about the state of politics on that continent, which in some ways mirrors conditions here in America.France 24 headlines: “Brothers of Italy, the far-right party on the cusp of power.” Polling suggests that Brothers of Italy will be the largest component of a winning “right/far right” coalition. But what makes Meloni and her party far right?
In recent European politics, “far right” just means skeptical of the wisdom of mass third-world immigration.
As we move through 2023 and into the next election cycle, The Prickly Pear will resume Take Action recommendations and information.