Brandon J. Weichert contributor to American Greatness: He probably was fine because he probably didn’t have COVID! Everything about this administration is a grotesque pantomime, a grand façade meant to conceal the fact that we’re led by an incompetent figurehead. We’re to believe that a 79-year-old got over the novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China in just a few days? Like so much about this presidency, rather than address the real fact that Biden is totally unfit to lead, his minders have concocted a false narrative; a distraction about him getting sick to protect the Democratic Party’s tenuous grip on power. Everything about this presidency is a damn, dirty lie. Biden’s onset of COVID came at a convenient time when he was in dire need of sympathy and a distraction. Don’t fall for it.
Rev. Michael Bresciani contributor to Canada Free Press: Politics is one matter, morality is another, don’t be fooled. How we love to warn that no one can legislate morality. But now there is a new day in which men would legislate immorality – if they could.
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: Leftist malevolence is so pervasive in the world right now that being vocally pro-human is an invitation for public derision, while being anti-human is a magnet for obsequious praise. “I value human life over that pile of rocks.” What a selfish, troglodytic monster! “I suggest we consume our neighbors for dinner to save the planet.” What a brilliant and progressive idea! Someone give that genius a prize! Has it occurred to you that the world’s most notable “philanthropists” don’t actually love the human species all that much?
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: First the Democrats stole children’s education. Then they stole their innocence. Then they stole their futures. For good measure, now they’re grooming them to live on Soylent Green without even hiding its ingredients.
Steve Rossiter contributor to Canada Free Press: As long as the USA stands as a viable nation of laws, the Marxist and their minions know they will never achieve the world domination they seek. Because of America, there is a free world and always will be as long as she stands. On November 8, 2022, America has the opportunity to flush Marxist Democrats out of office and elect a new Congress that will begin re-establishing the rule of law in America while keeping individual liberties intact. This will also put a kink in the plan of Marxist oligarchs to dominate the whole world.
John Green contributor to American Thinker: The Dems won’t enforce our current gun laws — which criminals won’t follow anyway. The only people who will comply with more restrictions are law-abiding citizens. They don’t tend to go around shooting each other, because it’s already against the law — which the law-abiding follow. So, the Republicans have “negotiated” increased restrictions on the law-abiding and the creation of a bunch of tools for leftists to use while harassing gun owners — and gotten nothing in return. They rationalized it as “common sense” gun laws — because they didn’t have the common sense to see what this was really all about. Do you get why we call the Democrats the evil party and the Republicans the stupid party? Both titles are well earned.
Matthew Vadum contributor to Frontpage Magazine: With the regime’s enthusiasm for illegal aliens and its desire to put their interests above those of Americans, the billion-dollar DOI grant to the Vera Institute of Justice, which does not include the $468 million it received from HHS, is just the beginning. The deportation defense industry, whose footprint keeps expanding when leftists are in power, seems like it will become a permanent fixture in America.
Collin Anderson reporter for Washington Free Beacon: Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is out with a new ad that uses a “former deputy sheriff” to argue that Abrams’s opponent is making the state “less safe.” There’s just one problem: That officer never served in Georgia.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The vaccine mandate is playing the role of a political test. The Biden administration came into office vowing to fight “extremism” in the military. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s political witch hunt can’t be separated from his vaccine mandates.
Rebecca Falconer reporter for Axios: About 5% of people worldwide report smell and taste dysfunction six months after COVID, according to a study published Wednesday in The BMJ, the British Medical Association’s peer-reviewed medical journal.
Cheney & Gerstein: Feds get new warrant to search contents of pro-Trump lawyer’s phone
The Justice Department revealed on Wednesday that it had obtained a new search warrant to access the contents of attorney John Eastman’s phone, which it seized from the pro-Trump lawyer last month before transporting it to a lab in Virginia. The development, filed in court via Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Windom, came in response to a legal effort by Eastman to block investigators from “rummaging” through his files. The Justice Department had indicated that it would obtain a warrant that would limit investigators’ access to “evidence of specific federal crimes or specific types of material.” Windom indicated in the filing that the new warrant — dated July 12 — included a “filter protocol” to prevent investigators from accessing privileged material, and that the details of that process had been communicated to Eastman’s attorneys.
Kari & Kim: RNC warning to Trump: If you run for president, we stop paying your legal bills, says official
Since October 2021, the Republican National Committee has paid nearly $2 million to law firms representing Trump as part of his defense against personal litigation and government investigations. But an RNC official told ABC News that as soon as Trump would announce he is running for president, the payments would stop because the party has a “neutrality policy” that prohibits it from taking sides in the presidential primary. In January, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said, “The party has to stay neutral.” “I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” she added. However she has since reaffirmed that Trump “still leads the party.” […] This isn’t the first time that legal bills have been seen as possible leverage over Trump.
Dixon-Hamilton: Fox News Airs Pence’s Speech, Not Trump’s
Although the network skipped Trump’s speech, Fox News aired former Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Young Americas Foundation’s national student conference just hours before Trump spoke. Trump’s speech at the AFPI summit, organized by former senior officials in his administration, marked the first time the former president had been in Washington D.C. since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021. […] Social media users quickly noticed Fox’s decision not to air Trump’s speech and called the network out for its decision.
Read more: Social media users quickly noticed Fox’s decision not to air Trump’s speech and called the network out for its decision.
Posobiec tweet: FLASHBACK: In December 2020 at TPUSA Summit, Mike Pence said he would keep fighting until ‘every illegal vote is thrown out’
[Note: He was either lying then or caved under pressure from establishment Republicans because he lacked a backbone?]
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE
Sundance: Tucker Carlson Outlines Dueling Insurrections and Two Tiers of Justice
Tucker Carlson used his opening monologue to compare and contrast the different responses from the DOJ to Donald Trump vs Joe Biden. Carlson outlined the different response from the DOJ/FBI toward the pro-violence statements by various democrat politicians to the DOJ/FBI response currently underway to target Donald Trump. Essentially, what this boils down to is a system of two-tiered banana republic style justice.
Read more/Watch the 12:38 minute opening monologue: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/07/27/tucker-carlson-outlines-dueling-insurrections-and-two-tiers-of-justice/
Cleveland: DOJ May Have Obstructed Important Biden Corruption Investigations Out Of Pittsburgh And Delaware
The recent charge leveled by multiple whistleblowers that FBI headquarters falsely labeled verifiable evidence of wrongdoing by Hunter Biden “disinformation” raises the specter that agents also impeded the separate investigations run by the Pittsburgh and Delaware U.S. attorneys’ offices.
CDC & BIG TECH: AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE
Simonson: How the CDC Coordinated With Big Tech To Censor Americans
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coordinated with social media companies and Google to censor users who expressed skepticism or criticism of COVID-19 vaccines, according to a trove of internal communications obtained by America First Legal and shared exclusively with the Washington Free Beacon. Over the course of at least six months, starting in December 2020, CDC officials regularly communicated with personnel at Twitter, Facebook, and Google over “vaccine misinformation.” At various times, CDC officials would flag specific posts by users on social media platforms such as Twitter as “example posts.” In one email to a CDC staffer, a Twitter employee said he is “looking forward to setting up regular chats” with the agency. Other emails show the scheduling of meetings with the CDC over how to best police alleged misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
U.S. SUPREME COURT
The Right Scoop: REPORT: John Roberts fought to the bitter end to convince other justices to leave Roe in place
A very unshocking report came out this morning from CNN that suggests that John Roberts lobbied his counterparts on the Supreme Court hard to leave Roe v Wade in place. […] In short, the reporting suggests that the May leak of the Supreme Court draft thwarted Roberts’ attempt to sway his constitutional counterparts.
Watch the 5:58 minute report: https://therightscoop.com/report-john-roberts-fought-to-the-bitter-end-to-convince-other-justices-to-leave-roe-in-place/
Farrell: Clarence Thomas cancels himself: Conservative Supreme Court justice quits George Washington University law lecturing role after 11,000 signed petition calling for him to be removed following overturning of Roe v. Wade
Thomas has been a lecturer at the school since 2011, but has now been removed as faculty from its website. His decision not to return to teaching comes in the wake of protests against conservative supreme court judges following the overturning of Roe v Wade in June 2022. The school was hit by a petition calling for the removal of Thomas, with more than 11,000 signatories. But George Washington University is home to just 1,600 students, and bosses there defended Thomas, insisting he was entitled to his views. It remains unclear why he has chosen to step down from his role – and whether he plans to return to it at a later date. […] The petition accused Thomas and his wife, Ginny, of ‘actively making life unsafe for thousands of students on our campus.’ It says that the overturning of Roe v Wade ‘stripped the right to bodily autonomy of people with wombs.’
Kornick: Nick Sandmann’s media libel lawsuits dismissed by federal judge
U.S. District Eastern Kentucky Court Judge William Bertelsman on Wednesday threw out five media libel lawsuits brought forth by former Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann. In January 2019, Sandmann was at the center of a viral video that showed him face-to-face with Native American man Nathan Phillips as Phillips banged a drum and sang a traditional song. Sandmann was 16 years old at the time and wore a red “Make America Great Again” cap. […] While Sandmann filed several lawsuits against media outlets that defamed him at the time, Bertelsman dismissed cases against The New York Times, CBS, ABC, Gannett Co. Inc, and Rolling Stone, claiming that media assertions that Sandmann “blocked” Phillips were protected opinions at the time. […] Sandmann’s attorney Todd McMurty has said that he was “disappointed” by the decision and intends to file an appeal. Sandmann himself was quoted as saying, “We’re fully prepared to argue these cases in the 6th Circuit.”
Greenfield: Conservative Judges Throw Book at Benghazi Terrorist After Obama Judge’s Leniency
Yes, a decade later this case is still stuck in our legal system. But at least there’s some progress on the justice front. A U.S. appeals court decided Tuesday that a Libyan man’s 22-year sentence for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack wasn’t enough. Ahmed Abu Khatallah, 51, was originally convicted in 2018 on several counts for his involvement in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. intelligence and diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya — where armed militants overwhelmed security at the U.S. mission and killed four Americans. Khatallah appealed his conviction, but the government cross-appealed — arguing the 22-year sentence a judge imposed was unreasonably low. You won’t be too surprised that we’re dealing with an Obama judge here.
Jack Posobiec Tweet: BREAKING: Mike Pence chief of staff Marc Short accuses Matt Gaetz of child sex trafficking
Watch the 22 second video: https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1551764274481086464?cxt=HHwWgICyudrY_IgrAAAA
2022 PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Lupo: UPDATE: Another Michigan News Station Leaks Test GOP Primary Election Results – But Tweaked the Numbers …What’s Going On?
As mentioned in a follow-up articleon Monday, Georgia also had the same issue come up prior to their primary in late May. Following Georgia’s miscue, Michigan had two stations on Sunday that did the same thing and somehow managed to publish the results “live”. Despite Channel 3 WWMT’s “regrettable human error”, nothing seems to have been learned from their peers. Two days since that “hiccup”, we now have a third station publishing results: According to Justin Barclay, on Tuesday, July 26th FOX 17 joined a growing list of organizations that have gone “live” with test election results that use realistic vote totals, accurate candidate names and races, and do not show a disclaimer of any sort suggesting this is a test:. . . […] At some point, someone needs to begin asking serious questions. The data mistakenly being published “live” is deeply concerning. Much like wildly inaccurate polling data, inaccurate results being posted could deter a voter from supporting a “lost cause”, such as the perception created that John Gibbs garnered 25% of the vote vs Peter Meijer at 75%, who is wildly unpopular with Trump supporters after voting to impeach him as his first official vote in Congress in January 2021.
Posobiec tweet: BREAKING: @KariLake calls Mike Pence a liar Lake: “I thought VP Mike Pence was an honorable man and a Christian. He’s a liar.” Reporter: “You didn’t support Clinton?” Lake: “Never. That woman is disgusting and frankly she should be behind bars”
Watch the 15 second clip: https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1551765549897621506?cxt=HHwWhICxhfmi_YgrAAAA
THE FIGHT FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY
Hoft: HUGE: Wisconsin Investigator Discovers Ease of Harvesting Election Ballots Online – It’s Nothing Short of Shocking — A CHEATER’S DREAM!
Wisconsin election integrity investigator Harry W. recently discovered the absolute ease of harvesting election ballots in the state online. His report is nothing short of shocking! The state of Wisconsin allows anyone with a smartphone or computer is able to order an absentee ballot online in someone’s else’s name. They can have that absentee ballot sent to an address other than the registered voter. All you need is the date of birth!
BIDEN’S VACCINE MANDATES : IT’S POLITICAL
Greenfield: Biden’s Military Vaccine Mandate is a Political Test
Biden’s brass claim that vaccination is required to maintain military readiness, but they are the ones who have actually crippled military readiness. Earlier this year, hundreds of new recruits were being kicked out of the services over the vaccine mandate, some who had finished training, at a cost of millions of dollars. The Army alone appears to have wasted at least $11 million recruiting and training soldiers only to then prevent them from being able to serve. All of this is going on while official Department of Defense data records only 95 military deaths due to COVID. Compare that to the 176 suicides in just the Army alone in one year alone. […] From the Defense Department’s own numbers it’s abundantly clear that there is no major COVID crisis within the military. There have been four times as many civilian deaths within the department than active duty military deaths. There’s no justification for the mandate and for wrecking the military and forcing large numbers of military personnel out of the services. Especially during a recruiting crisis. The threat to military readiness does not come from 95 deaths, but from the plot to purge thousands of active duty personnel over a political decision made by an unfriendly administration. […] Democrats are hollowing out another part of the federal government to make it an even bigger sinecure for their people while driving everyone who isn’t part of their political machine. Our nation’s heroes and our national security will pay the price for their treason.
Berenson: A whole world of mRNA vaccine side effect case reports
Don’t look to American physicians; the truth is out there. […] This is not your cousin telling you about how his sister’s buddy passed out after her Pfizer booster. These are case reports on a variety of severe side effects, including diabetes and lymphoma. They’re published in well-respected medical journals, with substantial supporting detail. The first one – about two interns at the same hospital who both suffered myocarditis severe enough to require intensive care in a matter of days – is particularly striking. What is also striking is the fact that American physicians didn’t write any of these reports – even though the United States has administered far more mRNA shots than any other country. Three are from Turkey, one from Japan, one from Romania, and one from France.
Berenson: The vaccines have failed
The mRNA vaccines have failed. Provably. Indisputably. The risk estimates released by Centers for Disease Control are politicized garbage, based on hospital and state data that intentionally underestimate the number of vaccinated Americans who have been hospitalized or died. The raw numbers from other countries far are more trustworthy – and consistent. They show that six months after injection, the basic two-dose mRNA vaccine regimen does not protect against Omicron and may even increase its risk. This failure is not confined merely to infection but to severe outcomes like hospitalization.
Tennant: Natural Immunity Beats Vaccine Immunity in Fighting Covid-19, Study Says
Naturally acquired immunity against Covid-19 infection lasts longer than vaccine-acquired immunity and is nearly 100-percent effective against severe infection, a new study from Qatar finds. “While current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines had a critical role in reducing COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, their rapidly waning immune protection, particularly against the Omicron … variant, limits their role in shaping the future of SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology compared to other vaccines,” reads the study, a preprint version of which was posted on medRxiv. That being the case, the researchers decided to investigate the role natural immunity is likely to play in restraining Covid-19 in the coming years. They sought to answer the following questions: . . . […] Prior infection with any variant, pre- or post-Omicron, was astoundingly effective at keeping future infections of any variant from threatening their hosts. For the first 14 months after the initial infection, effectiveness at preventing severe infection was approximately 100 percent, after which it slowly dropped to a still-impressive 97.3 percent. “Effectiveness of primary infection with any variant against reinfection with any variant was 69.4%,” the authors wrote.
CLIMATE EMERGENCY: IT’S POLITICAL
Klein: Climate Change Alarmists Ramp Up Their Rhetoric and Disruptive Tactics
Climate change alarmists are using increasingly strident rhetoric and confrontational tactics in an effort to accelerate an end to the fossil fuel industry. The climate change alarmists believe that the disruptive methods of “civil disobedience” they employ are necessary in order to call attention to what they claim is an imminent existential threat to humanity caused by continued dependence on fossil fuels. These activists accuse the fossil fuel industry of profiting from the suffering of everyday people caused by fossil fuel emissions that are said to be wreaking havoc with the global climate. And they accuse government officials of complicity by not doing enough to force a very rapid transition to total reliance on renewable sources of clean energy, whatever the resulting huge costs and disastrous economic fallout turn out to be. […] According to data compiled by the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC), as of mid-July 2022 there is still plenty of sea ice in the Arctic – extending 3.25 million square miles. “The decline rate of the extent through the first half of July was near the 1981 to 2010 average,” NSIDC reported, adding that the sea ice extent on July 17th was the highest since 2015. Jim Hansen, the scientist who in 1988 predicted the greenhouse effect in testimony before Congress, was quoted as saying back then to a reporter that the West Side Highway in New York City “will be under water” in twenty years. I live in Manhattan and can attest to the fact that the West Side Highway is still very much above water and in use in 2022.
DEMOCRAT MARXIST PLAYBOOK: DESTRUCTION OF THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY UNIT
Rev. Michael Bresciani: The Gay Gateway to America’s Moral Wasteland – Now Another Blow Against Marriage?
or many decades now we have been told that marijuana is a gateway drug. We have not been told that many acceptable behaviors of the day, also are gateways or doorways. The best voices in our society warned that popularizing the gay lifestyle would serve to open the floodgates to other perversions like pedophilia, same sex marriage and a host of others. But as the gay lifestyle became more readily acceptable in the great American moral decline, the rest of the aforementioned perversions found little resistance as witnessed by the continued and almost endless additions to the acronym for the gay lifestyle, now commonly referred to as LGBTQ plus. With Roe gone the champions of perversion have coddled and cajoled some of the Republicans to codify Obergefell V. Hodges. They are calling the proposed bill the “Respect for Marriage Act”. It is a dangerous, family destroying bill . . .
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S OBSESSION WITH NORMALIZING INSANITY
Buttons: US Hospitals asked to use term ‘father’s milk’ in new language guide
New “gender inclusive” language guides put out by The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) are being implemented in some US hospitals. A screenshot of a language guide table was shared to Twitter on Tuesday titled “Suggested Terms in Breastfeeding and Human Lactation.” On the left-hand side, a column labeled “traditional terms” includes “breast milk,” while a middle column of “Gender-inclusive terms” suggests “father’s milk” as a possible alternative. “This document was sent to me by a friend whose wife is a hospital nurse for new moms and their babies,” evolutionary biologist Colin Wright Wright told The Post Millennial. “He said this new ‘inclusive terminology’ is being implemented at her hospital, and that nurses and other health professionals are being required to ask each patient what terms they wish to have used when discussing their care.”
Powe: Florida Files Lawsuit Against Bar That Hosts Nude Drag Shows For Children
Earlier this month, footage of a drag queen attempting to entertain a toddler while parading around topless in the R House bar in Wynwood, Florida began circulating across the internet prompting the state to launch an investigation. The video featuring the bare-chested transgender performer and child was shared on TikTok by a user named “nononie” who gleamed over the lewd performance. “Children belong at drag shows!!!! Children deserve to see fun & expression & freedom.” […] The bar’s menu is laced with promotion of its drag show and offers a $30 “kids brunch” that includes a meal, a soft drink “and of course our fabulous show.” […] DeSantis addressed the controversy surrounding R House’s drag queen performances at a press conference on Wednesday.
Berrien: ‘More Akin To Disney Than Anything Risque’: Chicago Tribune Celebrates Drag Shows For Kids
The Chicago Tribune, in an article about “kid-friendly drag performances,” compared them to productions created by Disney. The Tribune posited that “extremist groups have seized” on such events and described them as inappropriate and harmful to children. “Kid-friendly drag performances are modified to be appropriate for children — more akin to Disney than anything risqué,” The Tribune celebrated. The Tribune cheered a drag queen named Muffy Fishbasket, who calls himself Miss Muffy for performances in front of kids, saying he appeared at Andersonville’s Midsommarfest in June, “eliciting laughs and giggles from the crowd of children and adults.”
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY
Johnson: You Know It Is Getting Bad for Ukraine When PBS Disputes the Propaganda
This is a genuine stunner. A reporter for the PUBLIC BROADCAST SYSTEM– let me repeat that, a PBS reporter on the ground in Ukraine and reporting from the Ukraine side of the fighting–blows up the Ukrainian propaganda that Russia was shelling civilian targets during the sustained bombardments. This is akin to Rachel Maddow admitting the Joe Biden is the Big Guy and on the take from the Chinese. Whoops! […] This is NOT Russian propaganda. This is a certified member of the Mainstream Media.
Read more/Watch the 1:12 minute report: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/know-getting-bad-ukraine-pbs-disputes-propaganda/
Maitra: US Taxpayers Are Funding Ukraine’s Blacklisting Of American Dissenters For Thought Crimes
On July 14, the Ukrainian government published a bizarre list of academics, politicians, policymakers, and contrarian journalists, who are allegedly propagandists for Russia. The list includes sitting U.S. senators such as Rand Paul, R-Ky., former politicians such as Tulsi Gabbard, and military theorists such as Martin van Creveld and Edward Luttwak, as well as perhaps the foremost living international relations theorist of our times, John Mearsheimer. […] If that sounds familiar, one might wish to recall documents unearthed by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., about similarly oriented programs planned by the Biden administration. They sound extremely similar. As the Unherd story adds, “The ‘Center for Countering Disinformation,’ established in 2021 under Volodymyr Zelenskyy and headed by former lawyer Polina Lysenko, sits within the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. Its stated aim is to detect and counter ‘propaganda’ and ‘destructive disinformation’ and to prevent the ‘manipulation of public opinion.’”
VDH: The Ukrainian Verdun
As for Putin’s financial reserves, the Western oil boycott means increasingly little to him when 40 percent of the planet’s population in India and China are eager to secure near-limitless Russian energy. Another 750 million people in Europe once talked tough. But as a second winter nears, their gas and oil imports from Russia will further wither. Then their Churchillian rhetoric may chill. So, the Ukrainian war increasingly will depend on endless U.S. aid and escalation. […] The United States is nearing a gut-check decision. There are plenty of dangerous firsts in radically upping our role with Ukraine. No one quite knows the post-Cold War rules of engagement when one nuclear power openly fights the surrogate of another. In the old days of the Soviet Union and a backward Maoist China, conventional American triangulation ensured that neither nuclear power grew closer to each other than to us. After Ukraine, both nuclear powers are de facto allies, ganging up on a common American enemy. As global inflation spikes, recession looms, and oil prices soar, some of our sworn and de facto allies, including India and Turkey, prefer Russian oil to Western sermons.
Oliveira: Antony Blinken refuses to confirm reports that Russian prisoner swap will include ‘Merchant of Death’ arms dealer but says US offer is ‘substantial’: Brittney Griner tells court she ignored travel advisory because she ‘didn’t want to let team down’
The lawmaker declined to say what the United States was offering in return for the release of both Griner and former US Marine Paul Whelan, who’s been in jail for spying since 2018. But Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council John Kirby confirmed a CNN report that Washington was willing to exchange Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25 year-prison sentence in the United States, as part of a deal. […] Griner, a US citizen who has played for a Russian basketball team in the WNBA off-season since 2015, was arrested at a Moscow airport on February 17 when a vape contained hashish cannabis oil was found in her bag. Cannabis is illegal in Russia, with no exceptions made for medicinal treatment. […] She has previously admitted drug charges, with the ongoing trial now set to decide what sentence she should face.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Franklin: China and the US: Whose Side Is the Administration On?
One hopes that [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi’s Taiwan visit is also intended to reassure free Asia that America will militarily defend Pacific democracies, despite the failure of the US either to deter Russia from invading Ukraine or adequately to defend it after it was invaded. Above all, the US, must not submit to the Chinese Communist Party’s threats. Pelosi should proceed to Taiwan with as large a bipartisan Congressional delegation as possible. If she bows to demands to stay away, China will be incentivized to attack Taiwan effectively the next day. Backing down at this point would only establish a pattern that all Beijing has to do to intimidate America is bark. After America’s humiliating defeat in Afghanistan and the “far too little, too late ” response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, any cancellation of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan would be seen the world over as yet another spineless US surrender.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
Morgan: Democrats Are Dangerously Close To Changing Laws So Our President Is Elected By Popular Vote
The left is at it again, and conservatives need to be on high alert. The left has been pushing for a national popular vote to elect the president of the United States for years. Since 2017, 10 more states have either signed the National Popular Vote bill into law or approved the bill in one state legislative chamber. This should be a grave concern because it directly undermines the electoral system established by our Constitution. If not stopped, the American system of presidential elections will be changed potentially forever. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It has been enacted by 15 state legislatures plus Washington, D.C., and passed in 41 legislative chambers in 24 states. For the proposal to become the law of the land, enough states totaling at least 270 electoral votes would be required to enact the law, and states would then commit their electoral votes to the candidate with the most popular votes nationally, regardless of which candidate won at the state level. The states that have enacted the compact represent 195 electoral votes: The states that have enacted the compact represent 195 electoral votes: Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, California, New York, and the District of Columbia. States with passage in one chamber include . . .
Sundance: Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer Strike a Deal, $370 Billion for Green New Deal Energy Transition, Tax Increases to Pay for it and More IRS Agents
Two weeks ago, CTH warned everyone that Joe Manchin’s torpedoing of the $500 billion Green New Deal senate spending program was a head fake; he was always going to sign up to expand the control of the federal government over energy use. Today Manchin and Chuck Schumer made it official.
The people operating the “energy transition” levers will get $370 billion to spend on bigger windmills, more solar panels and new energy programs to eliminate coal, oil and natural gas. They will pay for it by raising taxes and hiring a new army of IRS enforcement officials. In exchange for his vote, the federal government will pay increased health insurance subsidies for West Virginians and pass out lower priced medications. There you go. Exactly as predicted. Energy inflation will continue as the energy transition becomes a permanent feature. Ironically, Joe Manchin made them change the name to “The Inflation Reduction Act,” and pushed the effective dates for all renewals past the 2024 election (where he plans to be a candidate against Gavin Newsom).
Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/07/27/joe-manchin-and-chuck-schumer-strike-a-deal-370-billion-for-green-new-deal-energy-transition-tax-increases-to-pay-for-it-and-more-irs-agents/
Barrabi: Fed hikes key interest rate 0.75 points for second time as inflation surges
The Federal Reserve approved another steep hike in its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, pushing forward with a plan to tackle decades-high inflation despite fears the moves could trigger a recession. The rate-making Federal Open Market Committee announced the hike of 0.75%, or 75 basis points, after a two-day meeting. The Fed has now hiked rates by three-quarters of a percentage point for the second straight month — with the previous 0.75% increase marking the first of its kind since 1994.
STEVE FORBES: The misguided Federal Reserve thinks putting people out of work and crippling the economy will rescue America, but they’re just speeding our return to the dark days of 1970s stagflation
The Federal Reserve has hiked its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point for the second straight time in an historic effort to rein in the worst inflation in 40 years. It’s like a dentist doing a root canal on a patient with a heart problem. It’s not going to help, but it sure will hurt. Worse still – the Feds action on Wednesday will do nothing to stop America from slipping back into the dark stagflationary days of the 1970s and early 1980s. The Federal Reserve believes its role in fighting inflation is to raise interest rates, depressing the economy and stopping people from buying the goods and services they need, at a time when the nation is already teetering on the brink of recession. But putting people out of work and deliberately crippling America’s economic growth is not the way to get back to a vibrant economy. It’s a cure to the wrong disease.
Bokhari: FTC Commissioners Lina Khan, Rebecca Slaughter Pander to Far Left at Marxist-Linked Conference
Democrat FTC chairwoman Lina Khan and FTC commissioner Rebecca Slaughter both spoke at an event last week hosted by a Marxist-linked organization, the Law and Political Economy Project, in which they discussed, among other things, “anti-racist antitrust” and how the FTC can be used to “shape markets and economic outcomes.” The event was hosted by the Economic Security Project (ESP), and the Law and Political Economy Project (LPE) of Yale University. Breitbart News previously reported on the LPE’s links to Marxists:. . . […] The LPE admits its focus on a far-left agenda. Its about page includes concepts like “intersectional exploitation,” “mediating tensions between capitalist order and democratic self-rule,” and studying “the relationship between market supremacy and racial, gender, and economic injustice.”
Hankinson: Bidenvilles: America’s New Emblem of Decay
In French, a “bidonville” is a shantytown. A “bidon” is a large container, like the giant yellow vegetable oil bottles used to carry drinking water in developing countries. I’ve seen plenty of shantytowns in cities from India to Togo; they are an unfortunate consequence of rapid urbanization. What surprised me when I came home to Washington, D.C., a few months ago was seeing shantytowns both outside the State Department, where my old office was, and Union Station, near my new office. In America under President Joe Biden, the word “Bidenville” is beginning to gain traction as a term for a waste-filled, insalubrious tent city inhabited by what the left calls “people experiencing homelessness,” who often suffer from an unfortunate combination of drug addiction and mental illness. Shantytowns aren’t new to America. During the Great Depression, they were ironically called Hoovervilles after President Herbert Hoover.
However, at that time, Hoovervilles comprised able-bodied people who were out of work due to the worst economic crisis and highest unemployment in U.S. history. Now, unemployment is low and entry-level jobs go begging. The Bidenvilles of today are filled more by ideology and incompetence than economic duress.
Vadum: ‘Deportation Defense’ is Big Business
As extremist Biden-Harris policies continue to swamp America with illegal aliens, the regime, which has already lavished millions of dollars on a radical George Soros-funded group, may give the so-called social justice outfit another billion taxpayer dollars to prevent illegal aliens from being deported. The illegals benefiting from this largesse are unaccompanied alien children (UACs) who supposedly have no parents or legal guardians in the U.S. to take care of them. Many UACs have ties to MS-13 or other gangs, then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, warned in 2017.
[…] This taxpayer-underwritten MS-13 import subsidy comes “amid an escalating border crisis that saw more than 239,000 migrant encounters in May alone — a historic high. There were 14,699 encounters of unaccompanied minors in May, an increase from the 12,180 encountered in April and slightly higher than the 14,052 encountered in May 2021,” Fox News reports.
Phillips: Senate PASSES $280 billion CHIP bill to build semiconductors and combat China: Biden says it’s ‘one answer’ for Americans worried about the economy and cost of living
In a 64-33 vote the Senate advanced a bill, known as CHIPS-plus, that has been in the works for over a year. The bill now moves toward the House where it is expected to pass. The package includes $52 billion in funding for U.S. companies to produce computer chips as well as a 25 percent tax credit for companies who invest in the market. It includes $39 billion for chip manufacturing companies to expand and modernize their technologies and $11 billion for the Commerce Department for research and development. It includes another $81 billion for the National Science Foundation. […] Critics have likened the spending to ‘corporate welfare’ and have said the money would be better spent on other priorities or not at all. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he doesn´t hear from people about the need to help the semiconductor industry.
Morrissey: Everything or nothing at all: House Dems flop on policing bill
Give House Democrats high marks for consistency in this session of Congress. No matter what initiative they attempt, no matter how desperately they can use a win, they have managed in almost every instance to insist on purity to the point of utter failure. In what should have been an easy lay-up on a policing bill to address crime, Nancy Pelosi’s caucus managed to foil itself yet again, at least for now: House Democrats have abandoned plans to pass an ambitious package of public safety bills, including legislation to ban so-called assault weapons, after days of tumult within their caucus. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team made the decision in a closed-door meeting that included several factions of the caucus that still had concerns with elements of the package. Earlier Wednesday morning, Democrats did not have the votes to pass each piece of the package — leadership can only afford to lose four votes if all Republicans oppose it. Why not pass the pieces that can get the votes?
Konrad: What Islam and the Left Agree On
What is a nation? That is the question. In the book of Genesis — whether you take it literally or metaphorically — a nation is essentially an extended family. Genesis Chapter Ten, often referred to as the Table of Nations, lists the peoples of the Earth, from Israel’s perspective, along with their lineages. The number, apart from Israel, came to 70. Each particular nation was traceable back to an ancestor. Mankind was told to fill up the whole Earth, but disobeyed, and started to build the Tower of Babel, where, in Chapter Eleven, the languages of men were confounded, and the peoples were forced to scatter and separate. Again, whether taken literally or metaphorically, the principle is that the deity did not want a uniform world, a one-size-fits-all culture and language, precisely because — given the nature of men — they will conspire to do evil. There was a purpose for this scattering. It was to keep men out of trouble.
There is real divine wisdom to this. Things may run slower when nations exist, but they run smoother. With mankind broken up into little portions or nations, each competing against one another, there are checks and balances in the world, with the chance of a major dictator taking over being reduced. […] . . .
to destroy the nation, Progressives have to destroy families. The family is meant to be an inner refuge. Yes, both nations and families can go toxic, but when they work right, they are a bulwark of freedom. […] This is what the Progressives want: a disconnected society of broken families can be ruled by elites. Destroy the family. Destroy the nation-state. Multiculturalism is a façade. It is a lie meant to usher in a one-world order. When nobody is related, everybody is dependent on the state and can be controlled. But the playbook is also Islamic. Unlike early American colonists — who brought in their own wives, thus keeping their root culture — when Islam conquers a nation, it sends in single men, who intermarry with the natives. Within one generation, they produce a class of hybrid elites. Religious, family, clan, and national ties are destroyed. Once that is effected, Islam can take over. […] What is clear is that both Progressives and Muslims work from the same playbook. They want population replacement, and familial destruction, to destroy families and nations. They are the left and right hand of that same pair of gloves.
Read more at American Thinker.
THE BIG GUY’S SON
Devine: Hunter Biden’s biz partner called Joe Biden ‘the Big Guy’ in panicked message after Post’s laptop story
One of Hunter Biden’s former business partners referred to Joe Biden as “the Big Guy” in a panicked message the same day The Post broke news of the infamous laptop from hell left behind by the president’s son, The Post has learned. James Gilliar, a former British Special Forces officer with ties to UK intelligence services, discussed The Post’s exclusive report with an unnamed person on Oct. 14, 2020, according to the message provided by a whistleblower to GOP congressional investigators probing the laptop. In the message, Gilliar, 58, reassured the person that the revelations about Biden’s apparent involvement in his son’s foreign deals would not be damaging — regardless of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Bedford: Inside The Corrupt World Of Alzheimer’s Science (And What Its Failure Means For All ‘Settled Science’)
An international cabal of scientists who believe in their own righteousness. Scientific journals, conferences, and grants that suppress dissent. Tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer, Big Pharma and venture capital money. Decades of research — and precious little to show for it all. I’m not describing Covid, global warming, or any other highly politicized scientific debate. I’m talking about Alzheimer’s research. The implications for the rest of science, policy, and education, however, are deep and troubling. Everyone in the United States knows about Alzheimer’s. Audiences across the country have read (or at least seen) “The Notebook.” More recently, “The Father,” starring Anthony Hopkins, won two Academy Awards and made basically everyone cry. The reason so many of us cried is that so many know someone who’s suffered from this disease. We know what it is, we know what it does — and we know it’s terrible.
All that is to say we care about Alzheimer’s like we care about cancer, heart disease, and others that have touched us personally. Did you know, however, that despite being officially diagnosed over a century ago; despite all the grants, institutes, and money poured into it; and despite Americans’ personal interest in solving it, we haven’t discovered a single cure? Zero. We don’t even have any treatments, really. Why not? To start, we might have been focused on the wrong thing.
AP & Brown: US defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades using the stolen IDs of dead Texas babies are charged with identity theft but deny claims they are spies after photos of them in KGB uniforms are found
A US defense contractor and his wife who lived for decades under the identities of two dead Texas children have been charged with identity theft and conspiring against the government. Walter Glenn Primrose and Gwynn Darle Morrison, both in their 60s, allegedly lived for decades under the names Bobby Edward Fort and Julie Lyn Montague – the stolen names of infants who died decades ago – according to federal court records unsealed in Honolulu. The couple face charges of aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit an offense against the US and false statement in an application for a passport after they were arrested Friday in Kapolei on the island of Oahu. Prosecutors are seeking to have the couple held without bail, which could indicate the case is about more than fraudulently obtaining drivers’ licenses, passports and Defense Department credentials. Those documents helped Primrose get secret security clearance with the US Coast Guard and as a defense contractor and old photos show the couple wearing uniforms of the KGB, the former Russian spy agency, Assistant US Attorney Thomas Muehleck said in court papers. Faded Polaroids of each in uniform were included in the motion to have them held.
Fairbanks: Teenage Girls Arrested for Hate Crime After Brutally Beating White Grandmother on a NYC Bus
Two black teenage girls have been arrested for a hate crime afterbrutally attacking a 57-year-old white woman on a New York City bus. The New York City Police Department arrested a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl for the attack on Tuesday morning. The victim, Jill LeCroix, has three bi-racial children and is a grandmother of five. Both of the girls are charged with two counts of assault while carrying out a hate crime and aggravated harassment while carrying out a hate crime. Their names have not been made public due to their ages.
Citizen Free Press: The majority of Transgenders are mentally ill… This is further proof…
In all likelihood there’ll be a teenage girl with braces, who thinks horses are cool, who sees this on tiktok. I wonder how she’ll feel seeing her puberty mocked, appropriated and sexualised. I suspect smaller. Men like this need to stop being so entitled & calling themselves girls.
Watch the 1:10 minute video: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-majority-of-transgenders-are-mentally-ill-this-is-further-proof/
Marks: Tony Dow dead at 77: Leave It To Beaver star passes away following cancer battle – one day after his management prematurely announced his death on Facebook
Citizen Free Press: Sandy sees a tattoo she doesn’t like…
Actress @AOC (D-Broadway) spends 6 minutes arguing gun manufacturers target “white supremacist” movements b/c of a tattoo she saw in an ad
Watch the 5:45 minute exchange: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/aoc-thinks-shes-nancy-drew/
Maxson: Sanity: Thomas Eliminated From NCAA Woman Of The Year Competition
Maybe America isn’t losing its collective mind after all. Former Penn swimmer and transgender “woman” Will “Lia” Thomas has been eliminated in the NCAA Woman of the Year competition. A real, bona fide, chromosome-certified woman named Sylvie Binder has been name the Ivy League’s representative in the continuing competition.
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