Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Hours before President Joe Biden gave a rare primetime address last week, his head speechwriter sat down with a group of senior Arab and Muslim-American officials to go over the draft and take suggestions.
Cliff Sims contributor to The Federalist: Unlike Trump, Biden is not shaping global events so much as he is reacting to them. So when their approaches are presented side-by-side, it becomes clear why Obama’s Secretary of Defense Bob Gates famously said Biden “has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
Athena Thorne contributor to PJMedia.com: While he was in office, Obama’s closest senior advisor was Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett. Iran’s influence in the Biden administration has reached even more frightening levels, as Kash Patel reported for PJ Media Tuesday. It’s hard to conclude otherwise than our government couldn’t care less if Israel gets nuked.
Robert Spencer is an American author and director of Jihad Watch: Allahu Akbar does not translate God is great as the American media incessantly and inaccurately reports. It translates, Allah is greater than your God.
Speaker Mike Johnson in his acceptance speech said: I want to tell all my colleagues here what I told the Republicans in that room last night; I don’t believe there are any coincidences in a matter like this. I believe that Scripture, the Bible, is very clear that God is the one that raises up those in authority. He raised up each of you, all of us, and I believe that God has ordained and allowed each one of us to be brought here for this specific moment in this time. This is my belief. I believe that each one of us has a huge responsibility today to use the gifts that God has given us to serve the extraordinary people of this great country — and they deserve it — and to ensure that our republic remains standing as the great beacon of light and hope and freedom in a world that desperately needs it.
Donald J. Trump 45th POTUS: Trump: “Getting back to congress, we think Mike Johnson is going to do really well. He is popular. He is smart, he is sharp. He’s gonna be fantastic. I think he’s gonna be a fantastic Speaker.”
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: We are in the mouth of Marxist madness where Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth” and Huxley’s recipe for enfeebling the masses in a hedonistic stupor have combined to usher in a twisted new era of Western totalitarianism. The real danger, though, is that their dire warnings will be accepted as fait accompli. Instead, they should be used as stark rallying cries for resisting government tyranny.
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: Americans, of course, are similarly under siege from an Orwellian deep state that manipulates the public by distorting history and undermining the meaning of words. In a nation that celebrates George Floyd as a hero, clings to the “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie as a sacred “truth,” and blames Hillary’s election loss on Russian bots, propaganda is king. The U.S. government fights racism by institutionalizing racial preferences. It supports Black Lives Matter and Antifa domestic terrorists while locking up American patriots as “domestic enemies.” It replaces impartial justice with “social justice” and equality under the law with “equitable” special privileges. “Climate change” communism kills property rights. Meme-makers are imprisoned, but Russia collusion hoaxers are not. Gene-altering serums are called “vaccines.” And generations of judges have replaced the U.S. Constitution with their own postmodern revisions.
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY HAS A NEW SPEAKER: SWAMP DEFEATED AS MAGA ASCENDS
Brown: A New Speaker of the House Has Been Elected
At last, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives successfully elected the 56th Speaker of the House on Wednesday afternoon following multiple rounds of unsuccessful ballots and withdrawn nominations, selecting Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana to lead the lower chamber. The final roll-call vote saw Johnson land 220 votes while Democrat Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) received 209. Needing only a simple majority, Johnson easily secured his victory as previous opposition to House Republicans’ speaker-designees vanished entirely on the first ballot of Johnson’s bid
Fox News: Mike Johnson addresses Congress after being elected House speaker
Watch the 18:52 minute speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ-WqI0OyRk&t=63s
Caralle: Who is Mike Johnson? House Speaker is Louisiana Rep. with four children who is backed by Trump
Rep. Mike Johnson, the new Speaker, is one of the lower-profile lawmakers in Congress but has surged to victory and now holds the most powerful position in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Louisiana Republican is a father-of-four who entered Congress in 2017 and is serving his fourth term.
Johnson, 51, is regarded as an intellectual, and a family man, and his success rescued the House from an ongoing state of chaos. […] So, as Johnson takes the gavel, who is the quiet bespectacled politician Republicans finally agreed on? CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION IN LOUISIANA Rep. Johnson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and still lives in that area in Bossier Parish. He represents Louisiana’s 4th congressional district, which includes Shreveport. The oldest of four children, . . . […] DEVOTED HUSBAND AND FATHER TO FOUR Rep. Johnson married Kelly Lary Johnson in 1999. The couple, married 24 years now,have four children together – Hannah, 23, Abigail, 21, Jack, 18, and Will, 12. Kelly Johnson is a former school teacher who now . . . […] LAWYER-TURNED-LAWMAKER Johnson had a legal career before becoming a lawmaker – like many others in Congress. He was a partner at Kitchens Law Firm and a senior attorney, doubling as the national media spokesman, for the Alliance Defense Fund, a conservative Christian legal advocacy group. Johnson was also a chief counsel for the nonprofit law firm Freedom Guard. When describing his legal career . . . […] CONGRESSIONAL CAREER AND PUSH TO OVERTURN 2020 ELECTION At the same time Donald Trump was running for president, Johnson decided to run for Congress in 2016 to replace outgoing Republican Rep. John Fleming.
(For the last three weeks, McCarthy was the force for chaos ) War Room: MUST SEE: Matt Gaetz Reveals the Dirty Details Behind the Republican Old Guard’s Attempt to Derail Mike Johnson’s Vote for House Speaker
During their conversation Matt Gaetz revealed the devious actions of the Old Guard Republicans in their attempts to derail Mike Johnson’s vote. According to Matt Gaetz, Kevin McCarthy was hiding in the background actively working to sabotage the candidates who were running to replace him. […] What an amazing segment! The conservatives called out the Old Guard! And they brought transparency to the process. That’s how it’s done! . [NOTE: The eight US House Representatives who were unmercifully attacked and maligned by the likes of Gingrich, Levin, the DC swamp, cable television, and print media are owed an apology. The eight are patriots not traitors as Gingrich referred to them last week. They are the eight who had the courage to take a stand against a Speaker who proved himself to be a liar and a fraud. Newly elected Speaker Mike Johnson believes in the America First agenda. He will work tirelessly to alter the current suicide trajectory our country is on. Establishment Republicans and the Democrat Party are the architects responsible for dismantling our Republic A heartfelt THANK YOU to the eight representatives who took a stand for freedom and liberty. The courageous eight are Rep. Biggs (AZ), Rep. Crane (AZ), Rep. Buck (CO), Rep. Gaetz (FL), Rep. Rosendale (MT, Rep. Mace (NY) Rep. Burchett (TN), Rep. Good (VA). Perhaps, you will also thank them.]
Watch the 13:30 minute interview: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/10/must-see-matt-gaetz-gives-dirty-details-behind/
Chaitin: Johnson-Led House Passes Resolution In Support Of Israel
The GOP-led House got back to business under the new reign of Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday by overwhelmingly approving a resolution in support of Israel in its war on Hamas following the group’s deadly terrorist attacks on Israeli soil earlier this month. House Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced the measure, “Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists,” which passed by a 412-10 vote in a show of bipartisanship.
BIDEN CRIME FAMILY
Solomon: Prosecutor says Biden bribery claim was credible enough for further investigation, but FBI resisted
Former U.S. Attorney Scott Brady told the House Judiciary Committee the FBI kept even the mere existence of the Hunter Biden laptop from his probe. Brady said he was struck throughout his work by the FBI’s reluctance to engage in the Hunter Biden probe and the unprecedented layers of approval that FBI headquarters imposed on the agents working for him.
BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP AND HIS FORMER EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF
(Democrat Party Lawfare in action) Mark Meadows Denies Immunity Deal With Jack Smith to Flip on Trump
Former President Donald Trump’s erstwhile chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has denied claims made in a recent ABC News report that he’s “flipped” on his former boss and agreed to testify before special counsel Jack Smith’s team in exchange for immunity. The denial—made by Mr. Meadow’s attorney in a statement to CBS News and to The Independent—stems from a story run by ABC News on Oct. 24 that cited anonymous sources and broadly claimed Mr. Meadows had agreed to testify under oath and didn’t believe some of President Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen.”
In particular, Mr. Meadows was supposed to have admitted to members of Mr. Smith’s team that he wasn’t convinced about the veracity of some of the statements he made in his memoir, “The Chief’s Chief,” which claims the election was “stolen” and “rigged” with the help of “allies in the liberal media” who ignored evidence of fraud.
Read more at The Epoch Times.
Sundance: Crazed NY Judge Claims Trump Violated Gag Order by Criticizing Michael Cohen
During a break in the courtroom theatrics, following testimony by Michael Cohen, President Trump told the media, “This judge is a very partisan judge with a person who’s very partisan sitting alongside of him, perhaps even much more partisan than he is.” President Trump was clearly remarking about Michael Cohen who was on the witness stand. However, Moonbat Judge Engoron then demanded President Trump take the witness stand so he could ask him who those comments were directed toward. With Trump on the witness stand, the judge asked: “To whom were you referring?” “You and Cohen,” Trump replied.
The judge then said he did not believe Trump, “as the trier of fact, I find the witness is not credible“, he decreed from his perch, preferring to believe that President Trump was talking about Judge Engoron’s clerk. The idiot in a robe then levied another $10,000 sanction based on his wrongful assumption of President Trump’s thinking.
The Center Square Staff: Federal judge strikes down New York City’s gun licensing law
Federal judge strikes down New York City’s gun licensing law. A federal judge has struck down New York City’s recent gun control laws that restrict firearm licensing, calling the restrictions unconstitutional. In the ruling issued Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge John P. Cronan said the city’s recently approved requirements on gun licensing give broad discretion to local police to deny people firearm licenses, violating the Second and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. […] Cronan issued a stay in his ruling until midnight Thursday to give the city time to file an appeal.
TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE POWER & CONTROL
Varney: Now Dominant, the Green Movement Is Gobbling Its $pinach, With Few Blutos Left to Clobber
As a leader of a grassroots group, Protect Our Coast NJ, Shaffer, 53, is taking on an international company and politicians in Trenton backing Ocean Wind 1, a $10 billion proposal to line the Jersey Shore with 98 wind turbines whose 722-foot propeller whirls would dwarf the Washington Monument and Statue of Liberty. It’s been an uphill battle, with the group “taking in nickels and dimes” and “selling T-shirts and magnets.” The local press seems indifferent to their cause, he said, noting that no outlets covered a public event he held at a pub, perhaps fittingly, with “Cheers” and “Frasier” actor Kelsey Grammer, one of Hollywood’s few prominent conservatives. […] The corporate sponsors of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), for instance, include titans of tech and private enterprise such as Amazon, Google, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Meta and others. Google is also working with the Sierra Club, while the Environmental Defense Fund lists General Electric and DuPont as allies on its website. Liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledged another $500 million to kill the coal industry in September, a massive injection of cash that brings to more than $1 billion the amount he has committed to his Beyond Carbon launched in 2019. Another $1.1 billion was pledged by liberal venture capitalist John Doerr to build a climate change school at Stanford University, and Tom Steyer, like Bloomberg a former Democrat presidential candidate, has put millions of his billions behind similar global warming initiatives. […] The David vs. Goliath dynamic is compounded by government funding. Academic grants, scientific funding, and now, through the Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. taxpayer money for the environment go almost exclusively to what advocates characterize as green energy projects. Ultimately, the Inflation Reduction Act, which supporters predicted would cost taxpayers $391 billion, will likely cost some $1.2 trillion, according to an analysis by Goldman Sachs.
Read more at Real Clear Investigations.
U.S. SUPREME COURT
Weinstein: The Supreme Court could soon change the internet forever — here’s what you need to know
In the midst of wars in the Middle East and Ukraine, social media companies are struggling to handle an onslaught of misinformation, which is often spread by bot and troll accounts. An upcoming decision by the Supreme Court might make this problem go from bad to worse. On Sept. 29, the Supreme Court announced it would rule on whether to allow recent laws passed in Florida and Texas that restrict social media sites from removing certain users and posts. These broad laws aim to prevent censorship of political candidates and all user viewpoints. The tech trade association NetChoice said these laws, currently blocked by federal courts, would “transform speech on the internet as we know it today.”
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES
Atterbury: Florida orders universities to ‘deactivate’ pro-Palestinian group
Florida’s university system chancellor, responding to a push by Gov. Ron DeSantis, directed state universities Tuesday to disband campus groups with ties to the national Students for Justice in Palestine organization, marking the first punishments handed down to colleges here amid the Israel-Hamas war.
In a memo to school leaders, the state ordered a “crack down” on campus events led by the pro-Palestinian organization that the DeSantis administration claims amount to “harmful support for terrorist groups” like Hamas, which attacked Israel in early October. Florida, under Republican presidential candidate DeSantis, has staunchly supported Israel during the ongoing war and was monitoring college protests that have since ignited.
Prager U: Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State?
Do you ever wonder why Palestinians do not have their own country? Israel gets blamed but is it really the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the answers. Don’t miss this remarkable eye opener and history lesson!
Watch the 5:34 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76NytvQAIs0
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Seligman: Several U.S. troops report brain injury from attacks in Iraq and Syria
Several American troops stationed in the Middle East have reported symptoms of traumatic brain injury following rocket and drone attacks launched by Iran proxies over the past week, according to two U.S. officials with knowledge of the incidents. […] The reports of brain injuries highlights the risk to hundreds of U.S. troops at bases across the Middle East — and that threat is expected to grow as Israel prepares for its ground invasion of Gaza. On Tuesday, another Iranian proxy issued a statement threatening attacks on U.S. military bases in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
Sims: Biden’s Global Chaos Vindicates The Strong Foreign Policy Of His Top Rival
Unlike Trump, Biden is not shaping global events so much as he is reacting to them. The Middle East is on fire. Eastern Europe is gridlocked in war. America’s southern border looks like a scene out of “Mad Max.” And Southeast Asia is a tinderbox that could ignite with one wrong move. After four years of expanding peace under President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden is presiding over a world careening toward mayhem. “Mean tweets and world peace” has a nice ring to it. But it’s also worth exploring why Trump’s unorthodox approach to foreign affairs produced such markedly better results than Biden’s heralded return to normalcy. The current state of the Middle East — where most recently on Biden’s watch, Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, slaughtered civilians, and even took American citizens hostage — is a case study in the contrast between the two presidents. Israel: In 2017, President Trump announced he was moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He made this decision against the advice of the professional diplomatic service at the State Department and in spite of opposition from his own secretaries of state and defense. The day after the announcement was made, I was walking with him between meetings when a television hanging on the wall outside the Oval Office caught his attention. Images of Palestinians protesting his embassy decision were flashing across the screen, and members of the foreign policy establishment took turns decrying his decision as reckless and ill-advised. Biden, for his part, derisively called it “short-sighted and frivolous.” Trump watched the segment casually but intently. When it concluded, he shrugged it off without a word, going about the rest of his day unaffected by the backlash. He had trusted his gut and made good on a pledge that Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama had all bailed on for one core reason: fear, the ultimate impediment to creativity and innovative thinking. Iran In late 2019, Iran was engaged in an escalating series of attacks on U.S. forces. When Trump’s military advisers . . . […] Saudi Arabia . . .
Bienenfeld: The Left’s Planned Destruction of the Judeo-Christian World
What is now occurring in Israel is no act of happenstance or the result of failed policy. It is the execution of a premeditated plan of destruction that Obama began, and Biden is trying to finish. The American left has long desired to eliminate Judeo-Christian followers. Their reasoning is simple: you cannot conquer, subjugate, and enslave a population that refuses to accept the rule of an earthly authority. With Barack Obama leading the American left and pulling the strings on the Biden marionette, the plan is in motion. They seek to destroy Israel, followed by erasing Christians, whether through genocide (as in parts of Africa) or criminalizing Christianity. In 2014, Israel initiated “Operation Protective Edge” to destroy “endless” miles of terror tunnels Hamas used to gain access into Israel and murder civilians. The Obama Administration assailed the Netanyahu government for using “disproportionate force” to protect their citizens from death at the hands of terrorists. That same year, in a Tel Aviv speech, Philip Gordon, special assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama and the White House coordinator for the Middle East, made clear Barack Obama’s position. As reported on July 8 in Times of Israel:. . . […] In terms of disproportionate force, what gives Barack Obama the right to say what a Jew’s life is worth? (The Biden administration is repeating the same line.) To those who have followed Middle East events, it is clear that the last thing to concern Obama was a Jew’s life. His position always focused on protecting the Palestinian right to kill Jews, while minimizing the consequences. Looking at today’s horrors in Israel and Obama’s lethargic response, how can any reasonable person believe otherwise?
Read more at American Thinker.
Nazar: New: Palestinian Terrorists Trained in Iran for Attack on Israel
On Wednesday, new information revealed that in the weeks leading up to Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre against Israel, hundreds of the Palestinian terrorist fighters received special combat training in Iran, according to individuals who have seen intelligence related to the assault. Officials say around 500 terrorists from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) participated in the exercises in September, which were led by officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force. Senior Hamas, Islamic Jihad officials and IRGC Quds Force Chief Brigadier General Esmail Qaani, also attended.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
VDH: Premodern Diversity Vs. Civilizational Unity
Old immigration once enriched America, but our new version is destroying it. […] To meet the challenge of a multiracial society, the only viable pathway to a stable civilization of racially and ethnically different people is a single, shared culture. Some nations can find collective success as a single homogenous people like Japan or Switzerland. Or equally, but with more difficulty, nations can prosper with heterodox peoples—but only if united by a single, inclusive culture as the American melting-pot once attested. But a baleful third option—a multicultural society of diverse, unassimilated, and often rival tribes—historically is a prescription for collective suicide.
Greenfield: Biden Admin Let Muslim Staffers Vet Israel Speech
The Biden administration’s tone on Israel notably shifted after the first few days. The initial response to the attack was generally good and then as pressure mounted, the administration counterprogrammed each mention of antisemitism with Islamophobia which reached truly horrendous levels of pandering when Biden’s press secretary denied the existence of antisemitism and began lecturing on Islamophobia and an obsessive focus on the welfare of ‘Gaza’. By the time Biden gave his big speech, it had to be vetted by Muslim staffers. Hours before President Joe Biden gave a rare primetime address last week, his head speechwriter sat down with a group of senior Arab and Muslim-American officials to go over the draft and take suggestions. […] Who were these officials? They aren’t being named, but the Biden administration includes some pretty bad figures. Like Hady Amr, his point man on ‘Palestinian’ issues, and Maher Bitar. […] And less well known figures. Biden’s incredible Muslim team includes . . . […] So we’re not just talking about ‘Muslim staffers’. We’re talking about an administration whose Muslim staffers are often vehemently anti-Israel and terror adjacent. Good thing they’re vetting Biden’s speeches on Israel.
Hunter: Democrats Are Showing You Who They Are
Believe them. I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn’t 1938; then, I had to check the books I owned to make sure they weren’t actually written in German. Once I confirmed it is 2023 and I live in the United States of America, I was left only to shake my head in disgust at what Democrats have exposed themselves to be. Make no mistake, I never really thought they were great people. The party of slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation isn’t suddenly going to pull a 180 and not be monsters; it’s who they are. They’ve never changed their objectives, only their tactics. Now, their embrace of segregation is done in the name of tolerance, of providing a “safe space” to minorities. But make no mistake, the end result is the same. That’s the thing about the left – they’ll happily tell you who they are and the horrible things they hold dear; all you have to do is believe them. The terrorist attack in Israel two weeks ago brought out the worst in the left, but it’s also their true self.
Revolver.news: El Salvador’s President Bukele to Tucker: The death of America is an “inside job”…
Almost two years ago, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele made an appearance on Tucker’s Fox Nation show. During that interview, he candidly exposed the regime, highlighting the real challenges facing America: the death of this country is an “inside job.” That interview clip is resurfacing, especially as the United States continues its downward spiral into chaos and distress. Bukele’s insights seem even more meaningful now than they did in 2022. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele, who managed to transform his country from the murder capital of the world into one of most innovative in all of Latin America, said that he would no longer feel safe living in most modern American cities as violent crime and misguided policies have turned them unrecognizable.
Read more/Watch the 1:30 minute video clip: https://revolver.news/2023/10/el-salvadors-president-bukele-to-tucker-the-death-of-america-is-an-inside-job/
Frontpage Editors: Video: Dem Rep. Allred Threatens to Call Cops on Reporter for Asking Questions
The reporter repeatedly asked, “Congressman Allred, do you regret calling for the release of millions of dollars to Hamas?” and if Allred regretted voting against funding Israel’s Iron Dome defense system which protects against Hamas rockets. He also asked pointedly, “Why are you standing with Hamas against Israel?” You would think that last question would prompt a Congressman to declare that he stands with Israel against terrorism, but . . .
Read more/Watch the 42 second video: https://www.frontpagemag.com/far-left-rep-allred-threatens-to-call-cops-on-reporter-for-asking-questions/
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: ANTI POLICE ANTI VICTIM PRO CRIMINAL
War Room: Sheriff Mike Lewis: “We’re all scared to death to go to jail”
A devastating interview. Maryland Sheriff Mike Lewis speaks about policies of elected officials that tie police hands while crime escalates and criminality is ignored.
Watch the 11:49 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3rgoyv-sheriff-mike-lewis-were-all-scared-to-death-to-go-to-jail.html
Craig: Scientists identify cancer kill ‘switch’ that destroys tumours from the inside out
A kill ‘switch’ which triggers the death of cancer cells could pave the way for new treatments, scientists say. US researchers spotted a segment of a protein on the outside of tumour cells that causes them to self-destruct when activated. As well as opening the door to new drugs in the battle against cancer, experts said the findings may allow doctors to turbo-charge existing therapies.
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Cathell: Oh, So That’s Who Funded the Pro-Hamas ‘Insurrectionists’ on Capitol Hill
Pull back the curtain, and you’ll invariably find that all roads lead to Soros. We were told by the language police that any and all criticism of Democrat mega-donor George Soros, a Jewish-born Holocaust survivor and champion of left-wing causes, is inherently “anti-Semitic” and fuels the conspiratorial trope that Jews control society. What is anti-Semitic, though: the 21st-century robber baron’s so-called philanthropy is financing (to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars) anti-Israel activism aimed at delegitimizing the Jewish state—and with it, the expungement of its people.
Wednesday’s storming of a congressional building situated on the U.S. Capitol complex, where a mob of allegedly violent Hamas sympathizers infiltrated the Cannon House Office Building rotunda, resulting in multiple arrests for assaulting police officers, was organized by two Soros-backed, nominally “Jewish” non-profits: the radical Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and far-left agitator IfNotNow.
Read more/Watch the videos: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/miacathell/2023/10/25/soros-money-anti-israel-groups-n2630228
Prestigiacomo: ‘You People Are The Devil’: Woman With Small Child Mocked, Yelled At For Being Jewish, Video Shows
A mother of three in Washington, D.C., was mocked and called “the devil” for being Jewish by a man whom she asked to stop blocking the bike lane so she could pick up her two other children from school, video shows. The woman, who posted video of the encounter on X, is heard asking the man to move his SUV from the bike lane; he refuses and in turn asks the woman if she’s Jewish. “You a Jew?” the man asks, to which the mother responds, “I am, in fact.” “Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha,” the man laughs. “I knew it! I knew it! I knew you was [sic] a Jew! You people are the devil!” […] According to the New York Post, there have been 107 recorded anti-Semitism incidents across the nation since October 7, when terror group Hamas attacked Israel and slaughtered hundreds of people, including women and young children. The White House has recently taken heat for a response Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre gave when pressed about the rise of anti-Semitism. “We have not seen any credible threats,” Jean-Pierre responded to a question during the Monday briefing, adding, “I know there’s questions about credible threats, so just want to make sure that that’s out there.” “But look, Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fueled attacks,” the press secretary added.
Read more/Watch the 41 second video: https://www.dailywire.com/news/you-people-are-the-devil-woman-with-small-child-mocked-yelled-at-for-being-jewish-video-shows
Hoft: Breaking: Lt. General Mike Flynn Sues Andrew Weissmann, Nicolle Wallace and MSNBC for Knowingly Promoting Materially False and Malicious Statements
On Tuesday General Mike Flynn filed charges in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida against far-left smear merchants Andrew Weissmann, Nicolle Wallace and MSNBC for knowing promoting materially false statements that General Flynn “plotted the insurrection” and that he was guilty of lying to the FBI. Both of these are provably false statements used to smear the 33-year military hero and US veteran. This is also very concerning coming from the former top DOJ lawyer and MSNBC “expert” used by the company to promote and defend their leftwing positions, no matter how bizarre or dishonest. From the filing: . . .
I visited Sheikh Yassin, the founder of Hamas, one desolate rainy morning during the first Intifada. I was a writer for Time, and on that day, Jamil Hamad, Time’s Palestinian stringer, drove me down to Gaza from my hotel in East Jerusalem. On the Nablus Road, we passed the shell of a burnt-out Israeli school bus. Jamil’s car had blue Palestinian license plates and a big sign in the windshield that said PRESS. He spread a checkered black-and-white Palestinian kaffiyeh on the dashboard, just to make sure, but the shebab (young Palestinians) threw stones at us anyway. They did it satirically—their rough little joke. We ducked and flinched and laughed at them and waved. The boys had good arms. I told Jamil the Yankees could recruit pitchers here. A few Israeli checkpoints detained us on the way. The IDF soldiers didn’t like the blue plates or the kaffiyeh, so their manner with Jamil (a gifted and impartial reporter) was hard and overbearing. But they were courteous enough to me, a journalist from the outside world.
THE WAR IN ISRAEL
Steinbuch: Sick note found on body of Hamas terrorist calls for beheadings, removal of hearts
A handwritten note found on the body of a Hamas terrorist encouraged the jihadists to remove the heads, hearts and livers of their Israeli victims, Israel’s military said. Israel Defense Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Daniel Hagari was shown the horrific missive by an aide for the first time during an interview with CBS News. “You must sharpen the blades of your swords and be pure in your intentions before Allah. Know that the enemy is a disease that has no cure, except beheading and removing the hearts and livers. Attack them!” the note reads in Arabic, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Inrdache: Israel envoy calls for resignation of UN chief who said Hamas attack ‘did not happen in a vacuum’
Speaking on Tuesday at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, Guterres reiterated his call for a humanitarian pause of Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip, which has been sealed off from Israel’s supplies of fuel, food, water and electricity. Israel is carrying out a military campaign against Palestinian militant group Hamas, which launched a multipronged attack against Israel two weeks prior. While stating he has “condemned unequivocally the horrifying and unprecedented 7 October acts of terror by Hamas in Israel,” Guterres said “it is important to also recognize the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum,” pointing to “56 years of suffocating occupation” suffered by the Palestinian people.
Jerusalem Post Staff: Israel strikes in Syria after rockets fired toward Golan Heights
The IDF struck infrastructure belonging to the Syrian Army, including mortar launchers, in response to rocket fire earlier in the evening from Syria toward Israel, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said early Wednesday morning in a rare statement.
Dooley: Massive rocket barrage on Tel Aviv leaves over a million Israelis scrambling for shelte
Israelis were wounded in separate incidents in Holon, Tel Aviv, Kfar Saba, Be’er Yaakov, and Yavne while the barrage sent more than one million running for cover. All of the wounded were said to be lightly injured. Magen David Adom – Israel’s National Blood and Medical Emergency Service – said it is investigating after an attack believed to be the largest since war was declared on Hamas.
Daily Wire News: Palestinian Terrorist Brags To Parents: ‘Your Son Killed Jews!,’ ‘I Killed 10 With My Bare Hands!’
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) published an intercepted phone call that a Palestinian Islamic terrorist had with his parents in Gaza after he murdered multiple Jews in the Hamas terror attacks earlier this month. The terrorist, identified by his father Mahmoud, said that he committed the atrocity in Mefalsim, a kibbutz near the Israel-Gaza border. “Dad, I’m speaking to you from Mefalsim, look at my WhatsApp and see how many casualties I killed with my bare hands, look how I killed them with my bare hands, your son killed Jews!” the terrorist said in a state of joy. […] The next half a minute or so the terrorist repeatedly tried to get his parents to go on his cellphone and open his WhatsApp so they could see how many innocent Jews he brutally murdered.
Read more/Listen to the 2:53 minute audio: https://www.dailywire.com/news/palestinian-terrorist-brags-to-parents-your-son-killed-jews-i-killed-10-with-my-bare-hands
Mann: Horrifying footage shows Israeli-American Hersh Goldberg-Polin after Hamas terrorist blew off his arm and then bundled him into the back of a truck – as heartbroken dad says ‘we have no proof of life’
Horrifying footage has come to light of kidnapped Israeli-American Hersh Goldberg-Polin being loaded into the bed of a pickup truck moments after Hamas terrorists blew off his left arm. At gunpoint, Goldberg-Polin and several other young men were piled into the back of a vehicle. They are shown pulling themselves into the truck, including Hersh, who conducted himself calmly despite his calamitous injury. On Wednesday, Hersh’s father, Jon Polin, said he and his wife ‘haveno proof of life‘ for their son. For the time being, the Israeli government still lists the young man as ‘a hostage, as taken by Hamas.’
Read more/Watch the 11 minute video: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12672047/footage-american-israeli-Hersh-Goldberg-Polin-Hamas-terrorist.html
Mann: Hero American Addir Mesika, 23, saved two women’s lives by charging at Hamas terrorists at Israel music festival massacre – as family members say: ‘He knew what his end was going to be and he did it anyway’
Mesika and his group, who included several longtime friends, his girlfriend, and another young woman, were resting in tents at the festival when they began to hear rocket sirens. Palestinian terrorists had sent missiles over from the nearby Gaza border in an effort to provide cover for the Hamas agents who were running a ground invasion. The group of friends got into their car and drove to a small bomb shelter close by. […] When Mesika and his friends began to hear the sound of machine guns firing and Arabic language chatter, it became clear that they may be dealing with terrorists looking to hunt and kill them.
The men saw the Palestinian assailants approaching similar shelters to theirs and tossing grenades into them. As the terrorists approached their shelter, Mesika and his best friend Eli told the two young women to hide. They then left the shelter and charged the Hamas agents to divert attention away from the shelter. The young men were all killed by gunfire in a heroic act of self-sacrifice. The women remained in the shelter for six hours until IDF soldiers arrived to rescue them.
Smith: Fury at Queen Rania of Jordan’s ‘grotesque’ CNN interview attacking US and Israel for Gaza strikes and questioning if Hamas killed babies
Queen Rania of Jordan has been eviscerated today for an extraordinarily outspoken interview in which she attacked the US and Israel for striking Gaza and questioned whether Israeli babies had really been killed by Hamas on October 7. In the interview with veteran CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour last night, Queen Rania – whose parents are of Palestinian descent but who grew up in Kuwait – said there was a ‘glaring double standard’ around the world when it came to sympathy for the war’s victims. She made a brief concession that she ‘of course’ condemned Hamas’ killing of Israeli civilians, but spoke mostly of the need for increased support of Palestinians and a halt to Israel’s ground strikes. […] ‘She attempts to morally equivocate between Israeli retaliatory strikes & Hamas’ terrorism. Spare me your outrage while you live in luxury & refuse to take Palestinian refugees.’ Katie Pavlich of FOX and Town Hall labeled it a ‘disgraceful and grotesque display’. ‘An absolutely disgraceful display from Queen Rania of Jordan in which she, who takes full advantage of freedoms afforded to western women while living in luxury ruling an Arab country, issues a screed devoid of facts and full of smears. ‘The *Queen* calls Israel an apartheid state, conveniently ignoring that Arab-Israelis have full rights as citizens including to vote, while denying their babies were slaughtered – saying dead babies weren’t “independently verified.” They were. ‘She laments a separation wall as a violation of “international law” while failing to mention that it was put up after countless suicide bombings of night clubs, buses and restaurants by Palestinians in Israel.
Read more/Watch the 19:51 minute interview: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12672025/Fury-Queen-Rania-Jordans-grotesque-interview-attacking-Israel-Gaza-strikes-questioning-Hamas-killed-babies.html
REPORTS FROM THE CDC & FDA RE COMBINED FLU/COVID SHOT
(CDC report) Cirruzzo: ‘On track’: 3 percent of Americans have gotten the new Covid shot, but the CDC director remains confident
The Biden administration’s campaign to convince Americans to get an annual Covid shot is off to a very slow start. Even so, the nation’s top disease-fighting official says the U.S. remains “on track” to hit last year’s uptake levels, which crested at just 17 percent of the U.S. population. So far, 12 million people, or about 3.6 percent of the population, have gotten the shot in the five weeks since it hit pharmacy shelves — though reporting lags mean it’s likely a bit higher, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Mandy Cohen said.
(FDA report) Covid Shots May Slightly Raise Stroke Risk in the Oldest Recipients
A federal study hinted at increased risk when the vaccine was given with the high-dose flu shot . . .
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: FACING THE BEAST: COURAGE, FAITH, AND RESISTANCE IN A NEW DARK AGE BY DR. NAOMI WOLF
Glazov Gang: Dr. Naomi Wolf on ‘Facing the Beast’
Dr. Wolf is interviewed about her new book.
Watch the 53 minute interview: https://www.frontpagemag.com/dhfc_videos/dr-naomi-wolf-on-facing-the-beast/
RECOMMENDED READING FOR CHILDREN AGES SEVEN TO TWELVE
Kirk Russell: Humane Literature for Young Readers
In recommending books to be read by young people from the age of seven to the age of twelve, say—that is, from the third grade through the sixth grade, roughly speaking—this critic’s problem is not paucity, but plenitude. For the number of good books for young people is large, and it increases every year.
So I set down here brief remarks about a select few books calculated to rouse the imagination of children. Necessarily, for the lack of space and time, I omit some books which are favorites with my children and me. But I do try to suggest below how certain books for young people work benevolently upon those faculties which are distinctively human. […] Talented authors of historical romances are numerous. I cannot attempt to list systematically here such writers. Let me commend in particular Rudyard Kipling’s Puck of Pook’s Hill, about the distant past of England; Arthur Conan Doyle’s White Company and Sir Nigel, medieval romances; Arthur Quiller-Couch’s . . . […] Having read the preceding pages, you may be exclaiming interiorly, “What, no Uncle Wiggly, the rabbit gentleman? No Hardy Boys, no Nancy Drew, not even the Oz books?” I’m sorry, but no. I remind you that I am concerned here with literature for young readers—that is, really first-rate books which belong to a body of well-written, enduring works of imagination and learning. I have omitted, deliberately, the second-rate and third-rate.
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