Daily News Roundup

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Sundance contributor to The Last Refuge: As our friend Lee Smith summed up in early 2021, “Joe Biden is an avatar for Barack Obama’s third term.” That is what we have been witnessing. A term in office where every policy wish list and far-left agenda item could be triggered without any care or consequence of political damage. The people behind Biden are ideologues using this unique opportunity to further the “fundamental change.” From that perspective every single granular move during the Biden term makes sense.  However, this also means there’s no term two in the design. The damage will be so great, there’s no way for a second term. Again, if you accept that background, and ignore the puppet presentations, everything currently underway that seemingly makes Biden look vulnerable and disposable makes sense.  It’s not Republicans trying to take him down, it’s Democrats – who will use republicans to assist them.

Allison Aubrey is a correspondent for NPR News: Mrs. Obama will not be the face of the PLEZi Nutrition brand. Her plan is to work behind the scenes to help navigate the mission to drive change in the food supply.


 Victor David Hanson contributor to American Greatness: The woke Left has now weaponized the country’s diplomatic missions abroad to advance highly partisan and controversial agendas that can offend their hosts, and do not represent the majority of American voters at home. American foreign policy toward other nations seems now to hinge on their positions on the transgendered, LGBTQ acceptance, abortion, climate change, and an array of woke issues from using multiple pronouns on passports to showcasing transgendered ambassadors.

J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: In Shawshank Redemption, the stories of two prisoners are told.  One has been imprisoned for so long that he is “institutionalized” and takes his own life after being set free.  The other, who has been wrongfully incarcerated for twenty years, crawls through five hundred yards of human excrement to escape.  That is our stark choice today: crawl through the muck for freedom or accept the government’s chains.  All you need is faith.

Patricia McCarthy contributor to American Thinker: They deny her as their grandchild! Who does this?  What kind of people do this?  Grandchildren are one of life’s greatest blessings, whether they are expected or not, born into a marriage or not. Evil people, that’s who the kind of people do this.  The Bidens are well and truly immoral, malevolent people.  To deny Hunter’s daughter a legitimate place in their family proves the corrosiveness of their character.  These are poisonous people who are at this moment in time intent upon taking America down.


Bruce Thornton contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Last week the Wall Street Journal published a column by two scientists, Jerry A. Coyne and Anna I. Krylov, detailing their travails in trying to get scientific journals to publish their “commentary about how modern science is being compromised by a de-emphasis on merit.” They were met with rejection, one editor calling the essay “downright hurtful,” and another one writing that “the concept of merit . . . has been widely and legitimately attacked as hollow.” It finally was published in the Journal of Controversial Ideas, which champions “free inquiry,” a fast-disappearing virtue in our age of “woke” intolerance.

Jazz Shaw contributor to Hot Air: Many of us have been wondering when the next pandemic would be coming around or at least the next declared state of emergency, allowing the government to continue seizing extraordinary powers. Well, you won’t need to hold your breath waiting because it’s already here, only it’s not something that escaped out of a lab in Wuhan (this time). According to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, the country is in the midst of a public health epidemic of loneliness. And he claims that the condition exposes people to health risks on par with smoking.

Lloyd Billingsley contributor to Frontpage Magazine: In America, as Audrey Hale’s attack confirmed, the killing has already started. The trans militants have to decide if they are going to be part of actions that take the lives of others. Everybody else has to decide what they must do to stay safe. The people might start by demanding the immediate release of Audrey Hale’s 20 journals, five laptops, two memoirs, five Covenant School yearbooks, seven cell phones and other materials. These should be released in their entirety, with no redactions, deletions or alterations. The people, and their elected representatives, are entirely capable of assessing the materials.


Cassie Cole contributor to Washington Engager: One thing I find strange. Why is it okay to burn and abuse the American flag but it’s a horrific crime to “deface” the “pride flag?” It’s not like it’s a religion, right? Or is it? . . . NBC News reported that New York City police are seeking the public’s help as it searches for a man suspected of defacing two LGBTQ Pride flags.

Mark Lewis contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Without one iota of physical proof, indeed, against all physical proof.  Just say, “I am a woman,” and he becomes one.  And he can gain victory after victory against female athletes who have sacrificed so much to train as diligently as possible, but can never be as physically capable as he is simply because nature (God) didn’t make them that way. He isn’t a woman.  He’s a male, but not a MAN.


Norton: AI is fuelling a rise in online voice scams – with just three seconds of audio required to clone a person’s voice, study warns

AI technology is fuelling an explosion in voice cloning scams, experts have warned. Fraudsters can now mimic a victim’s voice using just a three second snippet of audio, often stolen from social media profiles.It is then used to phone a friend or family member convincing them they are in trouble and urgently need money. One in four Britons say they or someone they know has been targeted by the scam, according to cybersecurity specialists McAfee. It is so believable the majority of those affected admitted they have lost money as a result, with the cost for around a third of victims over £1,000. […]  Experts, academics and bosses from across the tech industry are leading calls for tighter regulation over AI as they fear the sector is getting out of control.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-12042501/AI-fuelling-rise-online-voice-scams-study-warns.html

Gleason: What’s So Scary About Artificial Intelligence?

I keep hearing about “A.I.” and how some pretty smart people are very worried about it, but I haven’t heard a clear explanation of why. They define AI as when a machine becomes smarter than a person. With schools and colleges these days, that’s getting to be easier and easier. Our kids can’t write a proper sentence, they can’t do any form of math without a calculator, and frankly they don’t even know what mathematics is good for and how they might use it in everyday life. They don’t understand basic logic – if someone says that the sky is blue and crayons are blue, they conclude that crayons make the sky blue.

So if a computer became smarter than a person what might it do? Depending on the software that created it in the first place, it might have some sort of overriding mission – “Save the environment,” “all people should be equal,” or “solve social problems.” Any AI would quickly realize that its continued existence is its top priority to accomplish its goal. Self-preservation is a basic instinct of all living things. It would assess its surroundings and realize that there’s a giant red on/off switch on the wall to the left. Since it would have access to the outside world, it would immediately develop methods to make copies of itself that couldn’t be switched off.

Read more: https://canadafreepress.com/article/whats-so-scary-about-artificial-intelligence

McLeod: From Conspiracy Into Hard Reality—The Wicked Elite Coming For Humanity

Back in 2016, crazed WEF (World Economic Forum) founder Klaus Schwab told us, with obvious glee that “about half the jobs in the U.S. today will be replaced in the next 10-15 years by AI, robotisation & 3D printing”. That’s what he said in a 2016 speech, and that’s the message he’s still driving home in 2023.

Schwab, now 85, will be pushing 100 within the next 10-15 years, meaning it’s not too likely he will even be here. AI or not, no one, other than God Almighty, lives forever other than in a pipe dream. False gods of every kind have cropped up throughout all of human history, but the goal of contemporary false gods of our day is to perfect themselves as AI machines— their only way of trying to live forever. […]  Harari is media-described as an “intellectual”. Yet, In his latest mockery of the God of Creation, Harari claims that Jesus being the Son of God and rising from the dead is only “fake news”. Jesus, the only begotten Son of God Almighty is REAL, while Harari, is only a figment of his own twisted imagination! […]  “Here’s what the globalists have planned for YOU in 2030: “NO meat or dairy “2500 calories per day “3 new clothing items per year (how generous!) “ZERO privately owned vehicles”. Blackboard specialist Glenn Beck was intuitive in his warnings about Farmland WARS: The Global TAKEOVER of America’s Land

Read more/ Watch the 48:10 minute Beck video: https://canadafreepress.com/article/from-conspiracy-into-hard-realitythe-wicked-elite-coming-for-humanity


Agence France-Presse: New York becomes first US state to ban gas in new buildings

New York has become the first US state to pass a law banning gas stoves and other fossil fuels in most new buildings, in a victory for environmental activists.The legislation adopted by lawmakers in the Democratic-run state legislature late Tuesday will require newly built homes to be all-electric in three years’ time.

The move aims to tackle climate change by reducing New York’s dependence on natural gas. […]  The law, which could face legal challenges from the gas industry, will require solely electric heating and cooking in new buildings under seven stories from 2026. For taller skyscrapers, the deadline is 2029.

Hospitals, critical infrastructure such as transportation, and commercial food establishments will be exempt.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/new-york-becomes-first-us-state-to-ban-gas-in-new-buildings/


Bokhari: Report: FBI Assists Ukraine in Fighting ‘Disinformation’ on Facebook

A report by Lee Fang, a former journalist for the Intercept, states that the FBI is pressuring Facebook and other social media platforms to censor “disinformation” at the behest of Ukrainian officials — even when the information is not false.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2023/05/03/report-fbi-assists-ukraine-in-fighting-disinformation-on-facebook/

Dixon-Hamilton: Exclusive — Kash Patel Suing Defense Department for ‘Obstructing’ Release of His Book that Exposes Deep State

Kash Patel, former chief of staff at the Pentagon and former deputy director of National Intelligence, is suing the Department of Defense (DOD) for “obstructing and infringing” on his right to publish unclassified information in his upcoming book,” according to a complaint exclusively obtained by Breitbart News.

[…]  The three-count lawsuit accuses the DOD of infringing on his First Amendment right to publish his book, unreasonably delaying formal completion of the classification review, and asks the court to allow his legal counsel to access any alleged classified information the DOD claims is within the book. Patel told Breitbart News that in his experience as DOD chief of staff, the review process for books typically takes three months. However, Patel provided his manuscript to the Defense Office of Prepublication and Security Review (DOPSR) in October and they have yet to complete its review.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/05/03/kash-patel-suing-defense-department-obstructing-release-book-exposes-deep-state/


War Room: John Fund Describes What The “Chevron Doctrine” Is And What It Can Do.

End of the administrative state? SCOTUS signaled they will take the Chevron Doctrine case.

Watch the 5:28 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2lw6s4-john-fund-describes-what-the-chevron-doctrine-is-and-what-it-can-do..html

Zymeri: Supreme Court to Hear Case That Could Rein in Federal Agencies

The Supreme Court agreed to hear Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, a case which could see an end to Chevron deference, in which courts defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of an ambiguous statute. The Court limited its grant of certiorari to the second question presented — namely, “whether the Court should overrule Chevron or at least clarify that statutory silence concerning controversial powers expressly but narrowly granted elsewhere in the statute does not constitute an ambiguity requiring deference to the agency.” Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recused herself because she heard arguments in this case when she was on the D.C. Circuit. Jackson did not participate in that court’s final opinion, being replaced by Judge Sri Srinivasan after President Joe Biden nominated her to fill Justice Stephen Breyer’s seat.

Read more: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-case-that-could-spell-the-end-of-judicial-deference-to-federal-agencies/

Lendrum: Left-Wing SCOTUS Justice Took $3M from Book Publisher, Didn’t Recuse Herself from Cases

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a left-wing justice nominated by Barack Obama, repeatedly refused to recuse herself from cases involving the publishing company that paid her millions to publish her own books. According to the Daily Wire, Sotomayor was paid $3.1 million by Penguin Random House over the course of two years; in 2010, she was paid $1.2 million by Knopf Doubleday Group, part of Random House’s conglomerate, and then received two separate advance payments in 2012, which amounted to $1.9 million when combined. These payments have made Penguin Random House her single largest source of income. Despite this, Sotomayor did not recuse herself when making a decision in the 2013 case of Aaron Greenspan v. Random House.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/05/04/left-wing-scotus-justice-took-3m-from-book-publisher-didnt-recuse-herself-from-cases/

Heine: ‘Disgraceful’: Republican Senators Accuse Dems of Threatening to Cut SCOTUS Security Funding Amid Ongoing Threats

Two Republican Senators tore into their Democrat colleagues Tuesday, accusing them of threatening to cut $10 million in funding for Supreme Court security unless SCOTUS does what they want. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) made the explosive accusations during yesterday’s Democrat-led “Supreme Court Ethics Reform” hearing. “The Left is willing to threaten the lives of the justices,” said Cruz. “This is disgraceful.” The fiery hearing was held amid a weeks-long media campaign accusing conservative justices of ethics violations and conflicts of interest. […]  The Democrats concluded their letter by threatening to withhold $10 million unless Chief Justice John Roberts notifies the Committee on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress that the Supreme Court has put into effect their “public code of ethics for justices of the Court.” Republicans argue that the Democrats’ plan to monitor SCOTUS is “unconstitutional” and would lead to political attacks on conservative Justices for intimidation purposes.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/05/03/disgraceful-republican-senators-accuse-dems-of-threatening-to-cut-scotus-security-funding-amid-ongoing-threats/


Jim Jordan demands to know why protestors outside conservative Supreme Court justices’ homes were not arrested

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan wrote to the head of the US Marshals Service on Wednesday demanding to know why officers were told not to arrest protesters outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices. In the letter to US Marshals Service Director Ronald Davis, Jordan requests information related to alleged training slides that discouraged Marshals from arresting individuals protesting the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion last May in the case that eventually overturned Roe v. Wade.[…]  “Although federal law prohibits picketing near the residence of a federal judge with the intent to influence the judge’s official duties, recent evidence indicates that the U.S. Marshals protecting the justices were directed to ‘not’ conduct arrests ‘unless it was absolutely necessary.’”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2023/05/03/jim-jordan-demands-to-know-why-authorities-were-discouraged-from-arresting-supreme-court-protesters/


Everett & Wu: Black Caucus presses Senate Dems to blow up tradition on judges

Tensions are escalating between Senate Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus over the arcane tradition that gives a single senator veto power over President Joe Biden’s judicial picks. The Black Caucus quietly met with Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) last week to lobby against the decades-old Senate practice that Republicans have recently used to block one district court nominee and stall another — slowing Biden’s efforts to stock the federal bench. Both House and Senate Democrats are worried that the GOP will ramp up its roadblocks of Biden judicial picks through the tradition known as “blue slips,” named for the color of the forms that senators return to approve of home-state judicial nominees.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/05/03/black-caucus-senate-dems-judges-00095159


War Room: POLL: President Trump Hits Record High Favorability Ratings

Rasmussen Reports pollster,  Mark Mitchell,  is interviewed. Trump/DeSantis match-up?

Watch the 10:14 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2ltoyi-poll-president-trump-hits-record-high-favorability-ratings.html

Falconer & Fischer: Judge dismisses Trump’s lawsuit against New York Times

Former President Trump’s lawsuit against The New York Times was dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge on Wednesday. Driving the news: Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit against the NYT and his niece Mary Trump in 2021 over the news outlet’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on his tax records, alleging “an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records.” However, New York Supreme Court Justice Robert Reed said Trump’s claims “fail as a matter of constitutional law.” Courts have “long recognized that reporters are entitled to engage in legal and ordinary news gathering activities without fear of tort liability” due to First Amendment protections, Reed said.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2023/05/03/trump-new-york-times-lawsuit-dismissed

GB News: Farage: The Trump Interview | Wednesday 3rd May

Watch the 29:57 minute interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqI2M4jBliM

Wright:  The Countdown of Good vs. Evil: The 2024 Presidential Election

Already in the descent to an authoritarian state, free speech is suppressed and thought is censored and replaced by Orwellian New Speak enforced by the thought police.  The free press is transformed into shameless state-run propaganda outlets that run the approved false narrative of the day (here)(here)(here)(here).  The state takes guns away under the guise of public safety.  The thought enforcers of the state supersede local control of the police.  Scapegoats are created. Yes, the evil of the 1930s is again rising.  Victor Davis Hanson calls it “Our French Revolution.” Biden is a mere puppet. The revolutionaries are the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Globalists, the radical Marxist left, self-dealing and corrupt politicians, the Deep State, the ruling elite, the leftist media complex, big tech, multinational corporations, and foreign adversaries.  “These actors have robbed the public treasury of billions of dollars in broad daylight.”  These actors seek and are driven by control of the people, to retain and gain more power and money.” The constitutional checks and balances have failed to prevent the abuse of power and law violations because of corruption. Our sheepdogs have gone rogue and no longer protect the flock from evil.  The judiciary, the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, and others have gone full Stasi supporting the authoritarian state (here).  President Trump is and was a direct threat to the conspiracy, as was Jesus with the religious aristocracy of his day. […]  There must be accountability of these conspirators to restore faith in the government we empower to govern.   It is up to us, We the People, to do so.  How?

Read more at American Thinker.


Hemingway & Hemingway: Unrigging Our Elections

It might not matter whom Republicans run for president in 2024. America’s propaganda press traffics in disinformation. Its Big Tech oligarchs censor news and information helpful to conservatives, while elevating biased news and information that helps the Left. And its election systems have been overrun by privately funded groups that run Democratic “get out the vote” campaigns to traffic ballots into ballot boxes. We catalogued this particularly complex problem in Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections. Instead of election day, we now have an “election season”—during which, over a period of months, we flood homes across the country with tens of millions of mail-in ballots, regardless of whether secretaries of state or local registrars have any idea if those ballots are being sent to the correct addresses. This in a country where 11% of residents move every year. We then wait for sophisticated partisan turnout operations funded by activist billionaires and run by ideological statisticians to round up those ballots in entirely selective ways. […]  In this world, concerns about candidate quality are irrelevant. If we don’t fix this complete capture of election infrastructure, it might be impossible for anyone with a sincere desire to prioritize the interests of voters over the ruling class to win a national election. Case in point: . . .

Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/unrigging-our-elections/

Fleetwood: Gov. Kemp Signs Bill Banning Dark Money From Georgia Elections, Dashing Democrats’ Latest Infiltration Efforts

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill on Wednesday prohibiting local election offices from accepting and using private funds to conduct elections. SB 222 stipulates that all “costs and expenses related to conducting primaries, elections, runoffs, or other undertakings authorized or required by [state law] shall be paid from lawfully appropriated public funds.” “[N]o county or municipal government, government employee, or election official shall solicit, take, or otherwise accept from any person a contribution, donation, service, or anything else of value for the purpose of conducting primaries or elections or in support of performing his or her duties under this chapter,” the measure reads. The bill passed the state Senate (32-21) and House of Representatives (100-69) in March.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/05/04/gov-kemp-signs-bill-banning-dark-money-from-georgia-elections-dashing-democrats-latest-infiltration-efforts/


VDH: The New Ugly Americans

The old cultural imperialism was supposedly greedy corporatism like Disneyland, McDonald’s, and Starbucks sprouting up worldwide to supplant local competitors. But these businesses spread because they appealed to free-will consumer demand abroad. They were not imposed top down. The U.S. presence in Afghanistan collapsed in August 2021 amid the greatest American military humiliation in modern history. A billion-dollar new embassy was abandoned. Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of new infrastructure at the huge Bagram Airbase was dumped. We still do not know how many billions of dollars of sophisticated new weapons were left to the Taliban and now are making their way through global terrorists’ marts. Yet, in our skedaddle, the LGBTQ flag still flew high from our new Kabul embassy. A George Floyd mural was prominent on city streets. And gender studies programs—to the tune of $787 million in American subsidies—were showcased at Kabul University, in one of the most conservative Islamic countries in the world. Rainbow flags and Black Lives Matter banners have hung from our embassy in South Korea. Such partisan cultural activism is a diplomatic first. […]  How odd that those on the Left who in the past decried “American imperialism” are now proving the greatest imperialists of all.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/05/03/the-new-ugly-americans/

Greenfield: Biden Handed Over South America to China

When Biden met with Lula da Silva, the founder of the Marxist Brazil’s Workers’ Party and a convicted criminal, it was a victory lap for both socialists. Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former leader, had survived his bribery conviction and rigged an election that overthrew Jair Bolsonaro: his conservative patriotic predecessor. Biden had survived his own trial by fire during the midterms which locked down the 2024 Democrat nomination. Lula also met with fellow Marxists: Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Biden and Lula talked of “democracy” and “fighting extremism”. They badmouthed their predecessors, Bolsonaro and Trump, and Biden offered the Marxist some big checks. “Both our nations’ strong democracies have been tested,” Biden falsely claimed, and “both in the United States and Brazil, democracy prevailed.” […]  Lula’s most significant statement was a call to end the use of the dollar as an international currency. And this was not just talk. […]  Brazil’s move was soon followed by another major South American government, Argentina, also agreeing to pay for Chinese products in Yuan.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/biden-handed-over-south-america-to-china/


(Worth your time to watch) War Room:  Col. Derek Harvey & Brian Costello: Biden, Sequoia Capital, CCP ‘A National Security Threat’

Unpacking the connection between Biden, the CCP and Sequoia Capital.

Watch the disturbing 20:05 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2lq78o-col.-derek-harvey-and-brian-costella-biden-sequoia-capital-ccp-a-national-s.html 

Zahn: Fed raises interest rates 0.25%, escalating inflation fight amid banking woes

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its short-term borrowing rate another 0.25%, escalating the central bank’s attack on inflation just two days after the forced sale of First Republic Bank. The Fed’s 10th consecutive rate increase arrives less than a week after fresh government data showed that U.S. economic growth slowed over the first three months of this year. Despite the economic turbulence, the central bank appears dedicated to tightening its grip on prices.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/fed-raises-interest-rates-025-escalating-inflation-fight/story?id=99039090

Carney: Shares of PacWest Crash as Banking Panic Returns

Shares of PacWest Bancorp tumbled sharply after Bloomberg reported late in the day Wednesday that the Beverly Hills-based bank has been “weighing strategic options.” At one point overnight, shares were indicated down by more than 60 percent.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2023/05/04/shares-of-pacwest-crash-as-banking-panic-returns/

Constantino; FDA approves GSK’s RSV vaccine for older adults, world’s first shot against virus

  • The Food and Drug Administration approved GSK’s RSV vaccine for adults ages 60 and older.
  • The GlaxoSmithKline shot is now the world’s first fully approved vaccine that targets respiratory syncytial virus.
  • The FDA’s decision is a victory for GSK in a tight race against drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna to bring an RSV vaccine to the market.
  • The shot will prepare the U.S. to combat the next RSV season in the fall and winter.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/05/03/rsv-vaccine-fda-approves-gsk-shot-for-older-adults.html


McCarthy: How do we know for sure that the Bidens are sinister?

Everyone paying attention knows by now that Hunter Biden fathered a child with a woman with whom he met in D.C. and had a month-long affair.  Hunter is a known pervert, according to the information and photographs on his laptop. The man is pond scum, an addict, a pedophile (some of the young girls he filmed himself with were clearly under-age), and a foreign agent. He had an affair with his brother’s widow then next, with the then-D.C. stripper with whom he fathered the child in question, Navy, now four year old.  Hunter has never laid eyes on the girl.  He tried to deny she was his, but a DNA test proved that he is indeed the girl’s father.  He and his despicable parents refuse to acknowledge her existence.  They deny her as their grandchild! Who does this?  What kind of people do this?  Grandchildren are one of life’s greatest blessings, whether they are expected or not, born into a marriage or not. Evil people, that’s who the kind of people do this.  The Bidens are well and truly immoral, malevolent people.  To deny Hunter’s daughter a legitimate place in their family proves the corrosiveness of their character.  These are poisonous people who are at this moment in time intent upon taking America down.

Read more at American Thinker.


Per Miranda Devine, the House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray for an FBI FD-1023 form that, according to a whistleblower, documents a bribe paid to Joe Biden, as vice president, by a representative of a foreign power. Further, Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman James Comer sent this letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Director Wray earlier today: . . . […]  The foreign country is said not to be China. The lack of confidence expressed by Grassley and Comer, not just in DOJ–not surprising, in a Democratic administration–but also in the FBI, is stunning.

These are Devine’s tweets: . . . […] It is worth noting that no one doubts that bribery is a proper ground for impeachment.

Read more: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/05/another-biden-bribery-allegation.php

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green Tweet: Watch the 5:08 minute video:  https://twitter.com/RepMTG/status/1653830667954692135?cxt=HHwWzoCxod2Oy_MtAAAA

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Tweet: Isn’t it ironic that the Department of Justice chose yesterday to near the end of their investigation into Hunter Biden to make their decision whether or not to charge him? It’s a slap in the face to the American people likely designed to lock down evidence @GOPOversight

needs. Watch the 1:21 minute video: https://twitter.com/RepMTG/status/1654124957079867392?cxt=HHwWgMDUjc740PQtAAAA


Reese: EXCLUSIVE: School District’s LGBTQ Coordinator Trained Nurses To Hide Student’s Gender Transitions

An LGBTQ coordinator for a Colorado school district trained nurses to keep a student’s gender transition hidden from parents, according to a presentation obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. On April 27, 2022, Poudre School District (PSD) LGBTQ Coordinator Shayna Seitchik gave a presentation, obtained by the DCNF, titled “LGBTQIA+ considerations for PSD school nurses” that taught the school’s medical professionals different gender transitioning vocabulary such as “puberty-blocking medicines,” “hormone therapy,” “top surgery” and chest “binder.” When working with students, the training advised school nurses to ask students what name and pronouns to use when calling home to ensure kids aren’t put in a “potentially unsafe situation.”

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/03/exclusive-school-district-lgbtq-coordinator-trained-nurses-to-hide-students-gender-transitions/


Greenfield: Illinois Dem Gov. to Punish Schools That Keep Porn Away From Kids

Within a generation, Democrats have gone from being the party of Tipper Gore to being the party of Michael Jackson. The entire Dem establishment, from Biden at the federal level, to state officials, are doubling and tripling down on going after parents and pushing pornography on kids. Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker has said he supports a House bill that would withhold state funding from any of the state’s 1,600 public or school libraries that remove books from their shelves. It passed in the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, and Pritzker is expected to sign the legislation. […]  “In Illinois, we don’t hide from the truth, we embrace it and lead with it,” the governor said when the bill was first presented. “Banning books is a devastating attempt to erase our history and the authentic stories of many.” What “books” is Gov. Pritzker talking about?

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/illinois-dem-gov-to-punish-schools-that-keep-porn-away-from-kids/

AP: Vermonters push for gender-neutral 5th grade sex ed: ‘person who produces sperm’

Curriculum nixes terms like ‘male,’ ‘female’. Parents and community members who attended a school board meeting in Vermont’s largest district mostly supported a decision to use the gender-nonspecific terms “person who produces sperm” and “person who produces eggs” in a 5th grade health class rather than the words male or female. In the first school board meeting since a letter about the policy was distributed, all but two of more than a dozen parents who spoke praised the Essex/Westford School District for its choice.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/vermonters-push-gender-neutral-5th-grade-sex-ed-person-produces-sperm

Ashton: Portland elementary school to host BIPOC drag show to help students ‘explore gender’

An elementary school counselor in the Portland Public School district is hosting a drag show for students featuring BIPOC drag queens with activities centered around the “exploration of gender.” The event, organized by counselor Madi Bourdon, will take place at Atkinson Elementary School on May 19th. It is set to include a drag show, drag queen story time, makeup and nail polish stations, as well as a self-defense demo presentation. For parents, there will be a “gender-affirming Q & A.”

Read more/Watch the 4:52 minute video: https://thepostmillennial.com/portland-elementary-school-to-host-bipoc-drag-show-to-help-students-explore-gender

Behrends, M.D.: Armed With a Bottle of Tylenol, Dr. Becky Behrends DESTROYS the Walled Lake, MI, School Board’s Decision To Allow Graphic Sexual and Violent Content In School Libraries [VIDEO]

Dr. Becky Behrends can be seen holding up a bottle of Tylenol and telling the board that these bottles are typically hard to open. “Why?” she asked. “To protect children from access to that which might hurt their physical bodies. She also held up a PDR (physician’s desk reference) and noted that this is a book to help acquaint people with side effects and precise doses of meds in order to protect our physical bodies,” she responded. “But what about emotional, mental, and spiritual harm to the bodies of children and youth?” Dr. Behrends asked. She mentioned the existence of a book called Push by Sapphire which is in two high schools in the district. It contains explicit descriptions of incest, molestation, sexual nudity, profanity, drug use, violence, and self-harm. She submitted excerpts to each board member from this book as she said it would be “inappropriate and in poor taste to make a spectacle by reading it out loud to them.” She called for protecting our youth. Remove the obscene. Reject the extreme.

Read more/Watch the 4 minute video: https://100percentfedup.com/armed-with-a-bottle-of-tylenol-dr-becky-behrends-destroys-the-walled-lake-mi-school-boards-decision-to-allow-graphic-sexual-and-violent-content-in-school-libraries-video/


Billingsley: Trans Massacre Manifesto Still a Mystery

“The investigation has advanced to the point that writings from the Covenant shooter are now being reviewed for public release and that process is underway and will take a little time.” That was a spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police Department speaking to the New York Post last Thursday. That day marked one month since Audrey Hale, a woman who thought she was a man, murdered Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, Mike Hill, 61, William Kinney, 9, Katherine Koonce, 60, Cynthia Peak, 61, and Hallie Scruggs, 9, at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee. […]  “It’s really not even a manifesto,” according to Nashville city council member Courtney Johnson.  “It’s diaries of a mentally ill person.” […]. . .   “that document in the wrong person’s hands would be astronomically dangerous.” So it was the “document” that was dangerous, . . . […]  The mass murder of innocents qualifies as terrorism but condemnations of Audrey Hale are hard to find. Joe Biden, who claims to be a Catholic, failed to name a single victim and attended not a single funeral. Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre proclaimed, “our hearts go out to the trans community as they are under attack right now.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/murder-manifesto-still-a-mystery/

Janney: Glenn Greenwald takes Nashville PD APART in thread for ‘concealing’ trans shooter Audrey Hale’s manifesto

Gosh, you’d think we’d have seen trans shooter/murderer Audrey Hale’s manifesto by NOW but nope. Would appear that for whatever reason there is a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo going on to keep it hidden … notice when the gunman was politically convenient to the Left we had that manifesto in a matter of hours. Either leaked or handed over. But not this one.

Read more; https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2023/05/04/glenn-greenwald-drags-nashville-pd-for-concealing-trans-shooter-audrey-hales-manifesto-in-thread/

Lewis: They are Males, but They’re Not Men

So what are they, really? […] Shame on you, Joe Biden.  Shame on you, ESPN.  Shame on you, America.  For not protecting the physically weaker vessel against crybabies who are male, but not MEN.  Who cringe and flee from meeting the equal or superior challenges of life that a true MAN faces and attempts to conquer.  Who are too cowardly to compete against their own kind, so they disgrace themselves by competing against the physically inferior.  These pathetic excuses of humanity aren’t even good for women because, even though she may be physically weaker than man, no woman would degrade herself by preening over defeating someone far frailer than herself.  […]  Transgenders certainly aren’t MEN.  And they make lousy women, too.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/they-are-males-but-theyre-not-men/

Desai: Trans pedophile who sexually abused her own daughter, 7, for warped porn videos is inmate of New Jersey women’s prison ‘despite still having PENIS – and wants to marry trans accomplice so they can share a cell’

Marina Volz, 34, is serving her 25 year sentence at the notorious Edna Mahan Correctional Facility alongside her accomplice Ashley Romero, 30, who joined in the abuse of the girl. Volz, born a man named Matthew, is now recorded as ‘female’ in official prison records, with her presence at Edna Mahan said to be causing terror among biological women housed there. Shockingly, Volz is even said to want to marry Romero, so they can share a cell together, Reduxx reported, after the publication spoke to other inmates there. Volz, Romero and two others were found guilty for their roles in sexually abusing Volz’s daughter in the basement of her New Jersey home as part of a scheme to create pornographic films.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12043349/Trans-woman-abused-daughter-7-videos-moved-New-Jersey-womens-prison.html

Ashton: Louisiana mom of ‘trans kid’ testifies to state House that eating green vegetables is a sign of trans identity

One mother described her female child being a very difficult baby who never slept, cried all the time, and then displayed odd food choices such as a fixation on raw green vegetables. The mother attributed this to her female child being transgender and eating the green vegetables as a way to boost testosterone. However, insomnia and odd food choices based upon texture are classic signs of childhood autism. It is common for autistic children to have a strong preference for food of a certain texture, such as crunchy raw vegetables. […]  Then came a mother of twin girls who told the story of buying a toy tool bench for her girls when they were 18 months old. At the time, one was drawn to “boy toys” and she joked that if the child came out as a man later in life, she couldn’t say she hadn’t seen it coming. When her daughter started to articulate that she was a boy, the mother interpreted the tool bench as a sign that even at 18 months, she had been able to sense what her child knew all along.  […]  The committee also heard from Chloe Cole and Prisha Mosley, both detransitioned young women, who told of the harm they came to at the hands of gender-affirming doctors.

Read more/Watch the 1:08 minute hearing video: https://thepostmillennial.com/louisiana-mom-of-trans-kid-testifies-to-state-house-that-eating-green-vegetables-is-a-sign-of-trans-identity


Justice: NBC Fabricates Fake Trans Propaganda About Montana Mom Who Cared For Suicidal Daughter

ne Montana lawmaker and mother in Billings is at the center of a routine harassment campaign from NBC News accusing her of preferring a daughter who pursued suicide over transgenderism. As Montana representatives began to debate a bill protecting minors who suffer from gender dysphoria in March, Republican State Rep. Kerri Seekins-Crowe spoke about her own family’s struggle with mental health. “One of the big issues that we have heard today, and we’ve talked about lately, is that without surgery, the risk of suicide goes way up. Well, I am one of those parents who lived with a daughter who was suicidal for three years,” Seekins-Crowe said on the House floor. “Someone once asked me, ‘Wouldn’t I just do anything to help save her?’ And I really had to think, and the answer was, ‘No.’” In an interview with The Federalist, Seekins-Crowe explained she was drawing parallels between transgender behavior and other actions that suicidal people may threaten, such as self-harm. As a Daily Caller documentary out in February outlined, so-called “sex change” interventions advertised to gender-confused minors are akin to self-harm, leaving teens caught up in the transgender craze with permanent physical deformities and life-long health problems. While the Montana representative said nothing about her daughter flirting with transgenderism, NBC News ran with the manufactured narrative anyway.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/05/03/nbc-news-fabricates-story-about-montana-lawmaker-preferring-suicide-over-transgenderism/


Thornton: The War on Merit Comes to Science

Welcome to the corruption of the hard sciences by identity politics.  Last week the Wall Street Journal published a column by two scientists, Jerry A. Coyne and Anna I. Krylov, detailing their travails in trying to get scientific journals to publish their “commentary about how modern science is being compromised by a de-emphasis on merit.” They were met with rejection, one editor calling the essay “downright hurtful,” and another one writing that “the concept of merit . . . has been widely and legitimately attacked as hollow.” It finally was published in the Journal of Controversial Ideas, which champions “free inquiry,” a fast-disappearing virtue in our age of “woke” intolerance. The politicization of academic disciplines in the humanities or history or the “human sciences” is bad enough, but its dangers are nothing compared to the corruption of the hard sciences by illiberal identity politics. The roots of this dangerous ideology lie in the notion of “equity,” a fancy word for the equality of results. Both “equity” and ideological distortions of science have a long history of destructive outcomes.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-war-on-merit-comes-to-science/


Welborn: Physicians? Y’all better heal your ownselves

Stumbled across a serious – meant literally and figuratively – piece of racist dogma claptrap today. I’ve tried to read it four times, and my eyes glaze over, but WHERE it was published keeps me at it. Seriously – The New England Journal of Medicine. As academic medicine begins to recognize and examine racism as the root cause of racially disparate health outcomes, we need curricula for training physicians to dismantle the systems that perpetuate these inequities. Since traditional approaches to medical education are themselves founded in inequitable systems, new approaches are essential.  […]  Wow. What a load of hogwash. I want my doctor – be they red, white, orange, green, black or purple – to be the best MEDICAL student possible before someone gives them a scalpel or prescription pad.

Read more: https://hotair.com/tree-hugging-sister/2023/05/02/physicians-yall-better-heal-your-ownselves-n547906


Carrillo: National student assessment has educators and legislators worried

Today, the United States has a new report card – a look at how students around the country are doing in civics and history education – and the data shows cause for concern. NPR’s Sequoia Carrillo brings us more. How bad is it? Well, the latest U.S. history scores from eighth graders are the lowest recorded since the assessment began back in 1994. […]  . . . the snapshot has educators and legislators worried. For history, the exam has students answer questions about different categories like democracy, culture, technology and world role of the United States. But this year, there were declines in all those subjects. Sautner was preparing for bad news after the NAEP reading and math scores came out in October. Reading scores dipped and math scores saw a significant drop. And history and civics, of course, build off reading comprehension. […]  From 1994 to 2014, the results were trending up in history. But since then, there’s been a drop of almost nine points.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2023/05/03/1173776611/national-student-assessment-has-educators-and-legislators-worried


Salzmann: Nordstrom, Saks OFF 5th Become Latest High-End Companies To Flee Crime-Ridden San Francisco

Both of Nordstrom’s locations in the city will close this summer, while Saks OFF 5th will close its store in the fall. On the same day that Nordstrom reported the closure, it announced four new stores in cities outside the Bay Area, the California Globe reported Tuesday. “The planned closure underscores the deteriorating situation in Downtown San Francisco,” . . .  […] The department stores are far from the only companies to flee San Francisco. Whole Foods last month shut down its “flagship” location in the city because of “rampant crime and drug abuse in the area,” the Washington Free Beacon reported. Just within the last two months, Walgreens, Amazon Go, and Anthropologie, among other businesses, have also shuttered stores, the Globe reported.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/california/nordstrom-saks-become-latest-high-end-companies-to-flee-crime-ridden-san-francisco/


Joshu: Five early warning signs of pancreatic cancer that could save a life – as Maria Menounos, 44, reveals secret battle with the ‘silent killer’

TV star Maria Menounos has revealed she has been secretly battling one of the most deadly forms of cancer. The 44-year-old – who is expecting her first child this summer – was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer in January. Stage 2 cancer can be contained. It usually means the tumor is larger than in stage 1, but has not started to spread to surrounding tissue. Pancreatic cancer has been dubbed a ‘silent killer’ due to how easy it is to overlook the symptoms. While the death rates of many cancers have dramatically decreased over time, the survival rates for pancreatic cancer are uniquely low. […]  These are five of the early warning signs of the disease:  Jaundice, the yellowing of the skin and eyes, is one of the most common early symptoms of pancreatic cancer. […] Other signs of jaundice include dark urine, light-colored or greasy stools and itchy skin. Stomach Pain  . . .

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-12042855/Early-warning-signs-pancreatic-cancer-Maria-Menounos-reveals-secret-battle.html


Aubrey: Michelle Obama launches a food company aimed at healthier choices for kids

Michelle Obama is taking on a new role as the co-founder of PLEZi Nutrition, which aims to market food and beverages for kids that are both tasty and healthy. The company, which announced its launch Wednesday, is starting with a line of low-sugar, nutrient-dense kids’ drinks made from a fruit-juice blend. […]  “I’ve learned that on this issue, if you want to change the game, you can’t just work from the outside. You’ve got to get inside,” Mrs. Obama said. “You’ve got to find ways to change the food and beverage industry itself,” the former first lady said. […]  Mrs. Obama will not be the face of the PLEZi Nutrition brand. Her plan is to work behind the scenes to help navigate the mission to drive change in the food supply.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/05/03/1173656555/michelle-obama-launches-a-food-company-aimed-at-healthier-choices-for-kids

Anderson: Disney Blocks Access to Premier Military Resort

The resort in question, the Shades of Green Resort at Walt Disney World, is owned and operated by the U.S. military for the benefit of current and retired military personnel and their families. It is one of just four Armed Forces Recreation Center resorts worldwide and the only one on the U.S. mainland. Located about a half-mile from Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Shades of Green enjoys a prime location that affords easy access, on foot, to Disney’s monorail system.  Or, at least it did until Monday, when Disney abruptly cut off access.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/05/03/disney-blocks-access-to-premier-military-resort/

 Pullmann: NAACP Branch Targets Republican Councilwoman With 7 Kids At 6 a.m. Outside Her Home

South Bend, Indiana, branch of the NAACP held a press conference Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. outside the house of Republican City Councilwoman Amy Drake to protest her criticism of Indiana’s public health bureaucracy. A May 1 press release and social media posts proclaimed the group’s intent to protest outside Drake’s home, where she lives with her husband and seven school-age children. South Bend NAACP Chairwoman Trina Robinson told The Federalist Wednesday that after internal pushback she decided to switch the “peaceful demonstration” to a press conference, still outside the Drakes’ home at 6:30 a.m. Drake, who has written opinion articles for The Federalist, told The Federalist that holding any demonstrations outside her home is a form of “domestic terrorism” intended to influence her votes by harassing and threatening her family. Drake cited the FBI’s definition of domestic terrorism: . . . […]  “There is no such thing as a peaceful protest in front of a person’s home. Protests in front of homes are designed to intimidate and frighten,” Drake said in a press release.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/05/04/naacp-branch-targets-republican-councilwoman-with-7-kids-at-6-a-m-outside-her-home/

Sundance: With Sales Crushed, Anheuser Bush Tells Wholesalers to Give Bud Light Beer Away Free to Employees Before Expiration Date

Here we go. Hard data is now starting to surface showing the devastating impact of the Anheuser-Busch decision to rebrand Budweiser products as the beer for the transgender community. The #1 and #2 best selling beers in the United States are now fully rebranded to consumers and destroyed. Now we see the ramifications.

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/05/03/with-sales-crushed-anheuser-bush-tells-wholesalers-to-give-bud-light-beer-away-free-to-employees-before-expiration-date/

(Another Covid vaccination related death?) Crawford: Tori Bowie, US Track and Field Olympic Gold Medalist, Dead at 32

The death of U.S. sprinter Bowie was announced on Wednesday by her management company and USA Track and Field. No cause of death has been given. USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel issued a statement on Bowie’s passing:

Read more: https://100percentfedup.com/tori-bowie-us-track-and-field-olympic-gold-medalist-dead-at-32/


Reuters: Iran Seizes Second Oil Tanker in a Week

Iran has seized a second oil tanker in a week on Wednesday in Gulf waters, the U.S. Navy said, the latest escalation in a series of seizures or attacks on commercial vessels in Gulf waters since 2019. The Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet of the U.S. Navy said the Panama-flagged oil tanker Niovi was seized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) at 6:20 a.m. (0220 GMT) while passing through the narrow Strait of Hormuz. In Iran’s first response, Tehran’s prosecutor announced the oil tanker was seized on a judicial order following a complaint by a plaintiff, the judiciary’s Mizan news agency said. No further details were provided.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-seizes-second-oil-tanker-in-a-week/

Kassam: Report: Anti-Catholic Hate Crimes Have Nearly Tripled In Canada

Canada, not unlike much of the United States, was a very different place just a short time ago. Most Canadians used to believe in basic civil liberties. They could watch hockey games without being lectured about radical gender theory by teams donning pride-themed jerseys. Denouncing people for the color of their skin was seen as vicious, not virtuous. But perhaps the most troubling of all changes to occur in recent years is the country’s open and growing hostility toward Christianity and, in particular, the Catholic faith.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/05/04/report-anti-catholic-hate-crimes-have-nearly-tripled-in-canada/


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