Daily News Roundup
Donald J. Trump 45th president tweeted: FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended now. So easy to do!
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: To create and sustain a “free world,” citizens actually have to be willing to stand up to their governments and say, “No, you cannot do that; you do not have that power; now go away.”
President Biden in a Virginia union hall speech yesterday: “We’re moving in the right direction. Now we’ve got to protect those gains … that our policies have generated, protect them from the MAGA Republicans in the House of Representatives who are threatening to destroy this progress,”
Jeffrey B. Stamm contributor to American Thinker: I am fentanyl — an ordinary chemical of extraordinary power. I am both a useful medicine and a fiendish poison. I was created as a synthetic alternative to the narcotic drugs naturally found in the opium plant. Depending on my molecular variety, or analogue, I can be as much as 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Like heroin, named after the German word “heroic” for its astonishing strength, I am now more powerful and profuse than my opium-based cousin in the human desire for psychoactive “recreation.”
Slattery & Holland: Trump seeks to shift his idling White House campaign back into gear
Donald Trump will seek to kick his campaign for the 2024 Republican nomination into gear this weekend, with a pair of campaign stops in key early-voting states more than two months after he announced his intention to run. The appearances in New Hampshire and South Carolina are an opportunity to address complaints from some fellow Republicans that his intended rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden has gotten off to a slow start, but they may also illustrate a weakening grip on the party. [Note: Right Side Broadcasting is planning to carry both speeches.]
Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-seeks-shift-idling-white-110239107.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall/
GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET) & TRANSHUMANISM (HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED
Beanz & Edwards: MRNA IS NOT GOING AWAY: MODERNA CEO HAS PERMANENT GLOBAL PLANS
At last week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel declared he would “like to have mRNA capacity on every continent.” His remark at the annual gathering of global elites should come as no surprise. After all, the pharmaceutical giant has been developing mRNA gene-editing technology for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for over a decade. Still, to test things out on a large scale, the duo lacked “the need and the opportunity.” Two years ago, in an extraordinary windfall for Moderna (and Pfizer), the COVID-19 pandemic provided the perfect fast-tracked opportunity to introduce novel mRNA technology to the masses. Without question, introducing mRNA protein encoding around the planet has driven the strategic plans of both DARPA—a covert agency of the U.S. Department of Defense—and Moderna for over twelve years. Still, for those not familiar with or currently regulated by the Pfizer-controlled mainstream news, awareness of the backstory is essential to ensure the planet’s future. Reminders of the narrative at play are necessary; thus, a brief rundown of how we got here seems in order.
Read more: https://thehighwire.com/editorial/mrna-is-not-going-away/
Watch War Room interview with one of the authors of the article: https://rumble.com/v2789s6-tracy-beanz-mrna-is-not-going-away.html
CORRUPT INTELLIGENCE/ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS
Christianson: Ivy League Lawyer Who Firebombed Cop Car Will Spend a Year and a Day in Prison
An Ivy League-educated lawyer who firebombed a cop car during the 2020 George Floyd riots was sentenced on Thursday to just a year and a day in prison, concluding a pair of cases marked by surprising leniency from the Biden Justice Department.
Colinford Mattis’s sentence was the second of its kind delivered by U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan of the Eastern District of New York after Urooj Rahman, a public interest lawyer who joined Mattis in the firebombing, was sentenced in November to 15 months. In a pre-sentencing memo, prosecutors said they viewed “Mattis’s conduct here as equally culpable to Rahman’s conduct” and recommended a sentence of 18 to 24 months—well beneath the initial guideline of 10 years. Mattis and Rahman leveraged their prestigious degrees, left-wing legal advocacy, and personal connections—including with one former Obama administration official who posted Rahman’s $250,000 bail—to curry favor with the Justice Department. Liberal media outlets like NPR and New York magazine produced fawning coverage of the two after their arrest. […] Trump administration prosecutors had sought a 10-year sentence with a domestic terrorism enhancement for the pair, which was dropped after President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland took office.
Read more: https://freebeacon.com/courts/ivy-league-lawyer-who-firebombed-cop-car-will-spend-a-year-and-a-day-in-prison/
Slevin: Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake
The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple’s wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal Thursday in his latest legal fight, involving his rejection of a request for a birthday cake celebrating a gender transition. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that that the cake Autumn Scardina requested from Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop, which was to be pink with blue frosting, is not a form of speech.It also found that the state law that makes it illegal to refuse to provide services to people based on protected characteristics like race, religion or sexual orientation does not violate business owners’ right to practice or express their religion. […] “They just object to the idea of Ms. Scardina wanting a birthday cake that reflects her status as a transgender woman because they object to the existence of transgender people,” he said of Phillips and his shop.
Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/colorado-baker-loses-appeal-transgender-birthday-cake-96697749
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
Vought: In Debt Limit Fight, Republicans Shouldn’t Rerun Same Spending Playbook | Opinion
With the United States once again breaching its debt limit, congressional Republicans have three choices in how to respond. First, they can cave to demands from President Joe Biden by passing a “clean” debt limit increase, which would continue America’s steady march toward insolvency. Second, they could devote most of their energy and political capital toward pushing for reforms to Social Security and Medicare, thus ceding the political high ground to the Democrats. Or Republicans could choose a third option: . . .
Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/debt-limit-fight-republicans-shouldnt-rerun-same-spending-playbook-opinion-1776638
Watch the War Room interview with Russ Vought: https://rumble.com/v277qj4-russ-vought-the-architect-of-the-historic-5-days-to-save-america.html
REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE MINORITY
The Center Square Staff: Senate bill would repeal $600 IRS reporting threshold from ‘American Rescue Plan Act’
Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and seven other senators have signed onto a bill that would repeal the tax threshold for reporting third-party payments. Under a provision in the American Rescue Plan Act, business transactions over $600 annually would be reported to the IRS by the payment platforms.
The Stop the Nosy Obsession with Online Payments Act, known as the SNOOP Act, would keep the threshold at $20,000 a year for at least 200 transactions. “Small business owners and independent contractors need rescuing from this American Rescue Plan Act provision, which, fortunately, has yet to be implemented by the IRS,” Cramer said in a news release. “Our bill would prevent enforcement of the onerous regulation and institute a more reasonable reporting threshold.”
Read more: https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/senate-bill-would-repeal-600-irs-reporting-threshold
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: TRANSFORMING FOREIGN POLICY
Shurk: Why Preserve a ‘World Order’ without Freedom?
Senator Lindsey Graham desperately wants more money and weapons for Ukraine. Recently standing in Kyiv alongside two (other?) Democrat senators — one who repeatedly lied about his service in Vietnam and another who repeatedly lied about President Trump being a Russian spy — Graham demanded American tanks on the ground immediately. “World order is at stake!” he declared. Something serious must be at stake over there; having thrown over a hundred billion dollars to a nation that was known universally as one of the most corrupt in the world before Russia crossed its borders last year, the U.S. government has become “pot committed” to a European war, whether financially struggling Americans care or not. Just what is this “world order” that keeps Ol’ Lindsey up at night? Surely he means some combination of American hegemony, military dominance, dollar-denominated financial supremacy, and command over the vaunted “rules-based international system” so-called Western leaders love to defend. You never hear anything about the importance of defending Western rights and liberties, though, do you? Senator Graham-nesty isn’t worried about protecting America’s borders. He says absolutely nothing about securing Westerners’ freedoms from threats of tyranny. Why?
Read more at American Thinker.
Steve Cortes: The Taxpayer Spoiling Of Zelensky From The ‘Constitutional Conservatives’
Watch the 2:34 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v277rhk-steve-cortes-the-taxpayer-spoiling-of-zelensky-from-the-constitutional-cons.html
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: TRANSFORMING AMERICA
War Room: Todd Bensman: The Administration Are Falsely Claiming Success On The Immigration Crisis
Border crossing haven’t stopped. Biden administration is rechanneling people from illegal entry to this legally challenged, legally questionable legalization program in Mexico.
Watch the 5:50 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v277sew-todd-bensman-the-administration-are-falsely-claiming-success-on-the-immigra.html
Greenfield: Equity is the New Communism
The Biden administration is ordering state and local governments to submit ‘equity plans’ or lose federal funding. This latest shot in the long “war against the suburbs” is part of former Rep. Marcia L. Fudge’s plan, as the boss of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to “weave equity throughout HUD’s work”. Weaving equity into all of government has been the biggest agenda of the Biden administration. After taking office, it ordered every single agency to come up with an equity plan. State and city governments often already demand equity plans for nearly everything. Those who don’t, are quickly learning the Marxist jargon, the bureaucratic systems and the paperwork of ‘equity’. In under a decade, equity plans have become widely embedded in American life. And they serve the same function that Communist Party dogma did in the USSR or Communist China.
Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/equity-is-the-new-communism/
BIDEN’S COVID VACCINATION JAB MANDATES
War Room: Dr. Harvey Risch: The Mainstream Media Are Pushing A Very Dangerous Message
Watch the 13 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v277nr8-harvey-risch-the-mainstream-media-are-pushing-a-very-dangerous-message.html
Hensley: An FDA committee votes to roll out a new COVID vaccination strategy
A committee of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on a proposal to simplify the nation’s strategy for vaccinating people against COVID-19. The recommendation is that future COVID-19 vaccines should be interchangeable: no matter whether you’re getting your first dose or a booster, the vaccines would all have the same formulation targeting the same viral strain or strains, regardless of the manufacturer. The vote was unanimous: 21-0.In addition, the committee considered (but didn’t vote on) proposals to have an annual COVID vaccination schedule, much like the U.S. has for the flu.
Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/01/26/1151810765/fda-committee-votes-to-roll-out-new-covid-vaccination-strategy
CLIMATE EMERGENCY = POWER AND CONTROL
Corsi: Electric Vehicles Are an Ideologically Driven Economic Misadventure
As more motorists own electric vehicles (EVs) and experience problems operating them, evidence shows that the movement to abandon gas-powered vehicles is ideologically motivated and unsupported by rational economic calculation. In January 2023, four Wyoming state senators and two representatives introduced Senate Joint Resolution No. SJ004 to ban the sale of EVs in Wyoming by 2035. The proposed legislation stressed that “Wyoming’s vast stretches of highway, coupled with a lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, make the widespread use of electric vehicles impracticable for the state.” The proposed legislation also noted that “the batteries used in electric vehicles contain critical minerals whose domestic supply is limited and at risk of disruption.” Moreover, the Senate Joint Resolution explained that “the critical minerals used in electric batteries are not easily recyclable or disposable, meaning that landfills in Wyoming and elsewhere will be required to develop practices to dispose of these minerals in a safe and responsible manner.” Finally, the legislation was premised on the reality that “the expansion of electric vehicle charging stations in Wyoming and throughout the country necessary to support more electric vehicles will require massive amounts of new power generation to sustain the misadventure of electric vehicles.”
Read more at American Thinker.
Griffith: Republican AGs from 25 states SUE Biden administration over new ‘socially conscious’ investing rule saying it ‘undermines key protections’ for the retirement savings of 152M workers totaling $12T in assets
The federal suit filed on Thursday in US District Court for Northern Texas seeks to halt the implementation of the Department of Labor rule, which allows private benefit plans to invest in funds focused on environmental, social, or governance (ESG) issues. The suit alleges the new rule ‘undermines key protections for retirement savings of 152 million workers… totaling $12 trillion in assets’ in the name of social policies, including addressing climate change. The rule, set to take effect on January 30, reverses a restriction imposed during the Trump administration that requires retirement plans to consider only financial factors in making investment decisions and exercising shareholder rights. ‘The Biden Administration is promoting its climate change agenda by putting everyday people’s retirement money at risk,’ said Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who is leading the suit, in a statement to DailyMail.com.
Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11682099/25-Republican-AGs-sue-Biden-administration-ESG-retirement-plan-rule.html
POLITICS: SCIENCE IN THE CROSSHAIRS
Schaefer: A Sad New Epoch
The Anthropocene Working Group of geologists, featured on the front page of the New York Times, is poised to announce the discovery/invention of a new epoch in the Earth’s history, beginning in the middle of the 20th century. Whereas seven previous epochs ranged from 4.6 billion to the most recent one, the “Holocene” (11,700 years since the end of the last ice age), during which homo sapiens evolved, scientists in the working group claim that no broad numbers are needed to date the Anthropocene since developments caused by humans, such as the increased use of nitrogen fertilizers, global warming, “the proliferation of plastics, garbage, and concrete across the planet,” and potential nuclear war, are directly visible to us. The group claims that the effects of the new age “will be discernible in the rocks for millenniums.” Certification of the new epoch will require a 60% vote by four committees. If it fails to receive such a vote from any of the committees, the Times warns it “might not have another chance to be ratified for years.” But of course this isn’t how science develops, properly understood. As Stanley C. Finney, the secretary-general of the International Union of Geological Sciences, has observed, the notion of the Anthropocene has become a way for geologists to make a “political statement.”
Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/a-sad-new-epoch/
GEORGE SOROS: THE FACE OF EVIL
Palumbo: How George Soros funds ‘fact checkers’ to silence dissent
George Soros is the most dangerous man in America. The investor is intent on remaking the country to his liberal image, from our foreign-policy priorities to undermining our criminal-justice system. This week, The Post takes a look at the reach of Soros’ billions. In this fourth essay, Matt Palumbo, author of “The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros,” talks about how “fact checking” can shape the narrative.
It’s not enough for George Soros to fund the media and encourage stories that back up his point of view — he has to make sure no one disagrees with it. Last year, Soros partnered with fellow leftist billionaire Reid Hoffman (the co-founder of LinkedIn) to financially back a project to fight so-called disinformation. The name they chose might have come from George Orwell himself: Good Information Inc. Branding anything that goes counter-narrative as “disinformation” has become the left’s latest strategy to fight anything that threatens their spin, and Soros has taken note.
Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/01/25/how-george-soros-funds-fact-checkers-to-silence-dissent/
THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR ON WOMEN
Buttons: Proposed New York Law Could Put Criminally Insane Male Inmates In Women’s Prisons, Advocates Fear
Yesterday, the New York Senate added an amendment to Senate Bill 2860, euphemistically called the “gender identity respect, dignity and safety act,” that would allow male prisoners to be placed in a correctional facility or other institution that matches their self-determined “gender identity.” According to the women’s advocacy group, these “other institutions” added to the bill likely include psychiatric facilities for the criminally insane and possibly high-risk sex offenders. “The Bill expands beyond correctional facilities to extend to ‘other institutions’ housing incarcerated individuals,” said Amanda Stulman, the USA director for Keep Prisons Single Sex (KPSS). “Presumably, this would include forensic mental health facilities. So, this New York Senate Bill would presumptively house mentally ill incarcerated men with mentally ill women.“
Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/proposed-new-york-law-could-put-criminally-insane-male-inmates-in-womens-prisons-advocates-fear
BOOK REVIEW: THE DEVIL AND BELLA DODD: ONE WOMAN’S STRUGGLE AGAINST COMMUNISM AND HER REDEMPTION BY PAUL KENGOR
Glazov Gang: The KGB’s Infiltration of the Catholic Church
Watch the 50 minute author interview: https://www.frontpagemag.com/dhfc_videos/the-kgbs-infiltration-of-the-catholic-church/
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
TMZ: FORMER LINEBACKER DEAD AT 25
Jessie Lemonier — a former outside linebacker for the Detroit Lions — has passed away, the team announced Thursday morning. He was only 25 years old. Details surrounding Lemonier’s death are not yet known.
Read more: https://www.tmz.com/2023/01/26/jessie-lemonier-dead-at-25-linebacker-lions-chargers-nfl-xfl-usfl/
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