Donald Trump 45th POTUS and current leader in the Republican presidential primary: “I want a future that protects American labor, not foreign labor. A future that puts American dreams over foreign profits. And a future that raises American wages, that strengthens American industry, that builds national pride, and that defends this country’s dignity.”
Jim Quinn contributor to LewRockwell.com: . . . we are most certainly living in an empire of lies, where the war on truth is relentless and never ending. As the quote from Bernays reveals, the war on truth has been consciously waged for at least a century, and probably for centuries, as the invisible government of men behind the curtain manipulate the minds of the masses with propaganda, lies, disinformation, and misinformation, in order to control and profit from the false narratives they spin. The UN, WHO, and WEF truly are the real “Axis of Evil” in our world today.
Emerald Robinson Substack: Nothing in the swamp is a coincidence. The Biden regime has been staring at a dismal fate just twelve months out from the 2024 election. There were impeachment charges in the House to face, and terrible approval polls to digest — even among Democrats. Things were so bad that the mysterious death of Barack Obama’s personal chef was getting attention. It was a terrible news cycle. Something had to change. So the Biden regime sent $6 billion to Iran to pay its proxy terror group, Hamas, for a “little war” in Israel as a distraction. Isn’t it obvious?
Mangold-Lenett contributor to The Federalist: . . anti-human climate alarmists have great influence, with their ideology finding its way into the policy of effectively every major global power; in order to retain resources, drastic restrictions are being forced onto humanity.
Brendan O’Neill contributor to Spiked Magazine: Touch an African-American student’s hair and you’re a white supremacist, but murder Jews in cold blood and you’re a martyr. Wear your white-people hair in cornrows and you’re a racist thief, but invade a country with the express intention of killing Jews and you’re the ‘resistance’. Serve up bad-tasting sushi – as the cafeteria at hyper-woke Oberlin did a few years ago – and you’ll be damned as a cultural appropriator. But kill hundreds of revellers at a peace festival in southern Israel and the same kids who wail over Japanese fare being served by white chefs will make excuses for you. Israel is ‘entirely responsible’ for ‘all unfolding violence’ in the Middle East, said student activists at Harvard before the bodies of the 1,400 Israelis were cold.
Jeff Jacoby contributor to Jewish World Review: On Reddit last week, a commenter explained that coming across a “Kidnapped” flier made him feel not empathy with the hostage, but “the exact opposite.” It filled him with “white hot rage,” he wrote, and he decided that “ripping it down and tearing it to shreds is the only thing I can do.” The ripped-up fliers are one more indication of the rising tide of antisemitism in America and the West. A “white hot rage” is building. I, for one, cannot shake the conviction that Jews are at graver risk than they have been in decades, and not only in southern Israel.
Edward Ring contributor to American Greatness: Asking who has the ultimate right to live in Israel, or Palestine, is an impossible question to answer to everyone’s satisfaction. But the larger question remains. What defines a nation? If the right to “self-determination” doesn’t apply to tribes of people unified by their language, culture, and heritage, does it still have any meaning? Most people would agree that at some point, it is not fair to suggest nations, and the people who live in them, don’t have the right to protect their culture from being overwhelmed by a new democratic majority that cannot or will not assimilate. If you are not in favor of a unitary state in Israel/Palestine, where there is only one nation, and only one electorate, then you must question the alleged virtues of multiculturalism everywhere. You must question the wisdom of mass migration into Europe and the United States. And you’d better pay close attention to the relative birth rates of migrants versus people with native ancestry.
Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government Foundation: The greatest trick the devil pulls off is convincing the world he doesn’t exist. We’ll see better where everything ESG stands after the recession and/or market volatility being experienced is over. The Title VII and antitrust liability threats could still cause a big reboot, but my gut says they’ll never give up. As Fink said, even if they don’t call it ESG, the agenda remains: “we talk a lot about decarbonization, we talk a lot about governance … or social issues…” Why would they ever give up?
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Murray: Israel de facto implements the Second Amendment and Joe Biden is reportedly not happy
On Saturday, Israeli outlet Haaretz reported that National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir had been pictured handing out rifles to the nation’s citizens and “community security squads” located throughout the kibbutzim—the episode created a “diplomatic incident” which manifested a threat from Joe Biden and his abettors to end “arms shipments” to the country. From the article: The U.S. administration told Israel that it would not supply the country with arms if they are used to arm civilians, and if they are to be distributed at political events. The administration also threatened to halt an order of some 20,000 rifles purchased by the National Security Ministry from American suppliers. The U.S. announcement shocked Israel’s defense establishment. In light of a considerable rifle shortage, resolving the crisis involved both political and judicial officials.Now, the rifles pictured were not American guns, but when Biden and company found out that any American arms sent could be used for this purpose, naturally, they threw a fit. What Israel was doing was de facto implementing the Second Amendment and arming the citizens, also known as the militia. And as we know, the Biden regime with a shadowy Obama somewhere in the mix despises the 2A above all else—a seriously armed population is proving to be a rather formidable “cold war” defense against the all-out communism they desire.
Read more at American Thinker.
Ben Shapiro X Post: No, I Won’t Give Up My AR-15
Watch the 48 minute Shapiro monologue on X/Twitter.
Charles: Carjackers Made a Deadly Mistake When Trying to Steal an Armed Citizen’s Vehicle
In a harrowing turn of events, an attempted car theft ended with one assailant dead and the other facing multiple criminal charges, including second-degree murder. The incident occurred when the two assailants made the mistake of trying to carjack an armed citizen who decided he would rather hold on to his vehicle. […] The armed citizen is not being charged with a crime as law enforcement concluded he acted in self-defense after investigating the matter. Another interesting aspect of this story is that it revealed a widespread organized auto theft crime ring across the St. Louis area. Both of the assailants were part of the crime ring and were known to be dangerous individuals. This is yet another story illustrating how important gun ownership is – even in areas without high crime rates.
GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET/ONE WORLD ORDER) & TRANS HUMANISM (AI HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED
Quinn: War on Truth
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. […] “Axis of Evil” seems to be interchangeable, based upon who the Deep State needs to be the enemy at any given time. Bush junior first coined the phrase in his January 29, 2002 State of the Union speech when describing Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Of course, we know his Deep State handlers then falsified claims of 9/11 involvement and WMDs, to take out Sadaam and steal his oil. The barely cogent doddering old fool senator McConnell this week declared Russia, China and Iran as the new “Axis of Evil”. You notice Iran is still in the club, but they now consider two nuclear armed superpowers to be evil and enemies. Kim Jong Un must be so disappointed at being kicked out of the club. […] The UN, WHO, and WEF truly are the real “Axis of Evil” in our world today. They are the front organizations for a globalist cabal of billionaires, bankers, and their armies of psychopathic bureaucrats, corrupt politicians, media mouthpieces, satanic pedophiles, and blood thirsty generals intent on blowing up the world. All three diabolical organizations are focused on implementing their overlords’ Great Reset agenda of depopulation, central bank digital currencies, social credit scores for the plebs, 15 minute city gulags, living in 300 square foot pods, forced transition to an all EV society, confiscation of firearms to insure their control, making the peasants eat bugs while they dine on Filet Mignon and lobster, and convincing you you’re happy owning nothing while they own everything.
TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE POWER & CONTROL
Durden: Bidenomics: Typical US Family Would Pay $9,100 To Comply With ‘Dream House’ Climate Wish List
The Biden administration’s war on fossil fuels would cost the average American household more than $9,100 per year, according to a consumer watchdog. The Alliance for Consumers took an infographic from the Biden White House titled “Biden’s Dream Home,” which proposes new energy standards for various appliances, including air conditioners, stoves, washing machines, while the Department of Energy’s so-called Unified List of appliances includes microwave ovens, dehumidifiers and pool pumps.
Moore: The great green energy transition that wasn’t
One of the all-time marketing flops was the Ford Edsel, which was heralded as the hot new car of the late 1950s. All the automotive experts and Ford executives said it was a can’t-miss. Henry Ford (the car was named after his son) guaranteed hundreds of thousands of sales. But one big thing went wrong: Nobody ever bothered to ask car buyers what they thought of the new car. As it turned out, they hated it. So instead of sales of 400,000, Americans bought 10,000, and the model was embarrassingly discontinued. The obvious lesson for the industry: You can’t bribe Americans to buy cars they don’t want. Given the all-in approach to electric vehicles at Ford and General Motors, it’s clear that Detroit never got the message. Last week, Honda and GM announced an end to their two-year collaboration in building a platform for lower-cost EVs. Honda executives said it was “too hard.”
Durden: Siemens Energy’s Green Dream Meets Reality: Renewables in Distress
In a recent revelation, the green energy sector shows signs of distress, as illustrated by the plummeting shares of Siemens Energy. An article on ZeroHedge meticulously unfolds the tale of challenges and uncertainties clouding the renewable energy sector, with Siemens Energy at its epicenter. “Siemens Energy shares in Germany crashed on Thursday after the company warned its wind turbine business is grappling with quality issues and offshore ramp-up challenges.” The company is in the throes of quality and operational challenges, which have significantly impacted its market performance, leading to a staggering 37% crash in its shares in Germany.
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES & THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS
Hoft: Far Left anti-Israel Protesters Interrupt and Shut Down Tony Blinken’s Testimony in Senate Appropriations Hearing – No Mass Arrests, No Transfer to the Gulag, No indictments with 1512 Charges
The screaming radicals demanded Blinken and the Biden regime support a ceasefire plan in Gaza. Code Pink communists painted their hands red. They oppose Israel every chance they get.
Read more/Watch the three short videos: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/10/far-left-anti-israel-protesters-interrupt-shut-down/
Lynch: FBI Director Refuses To Say Whether He’ll Cooperate With Congressional Oversight Of Biden Family
Wray testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday and Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson pressed Wray on a letter Grassley wrote on Oct. 24 detailing how more than 40 confidential human sources provided “criminal information” about Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and James Biden. “I’m assuming you’ve seen and read the letter Senator Grassley wrote to you and Attorney General Garland on October 24th,” Johnson began.
Read more/Watch the 3.59 minute hearing exchange: https://dailycaller.com/2023/10/31/fbi-director-refuses-say-cooperate-congressional-oversight-biden-family-wray/
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
WAX: Gaetz Was Right & The MAGA Insurgency Must Keep Claiming Scalps.
Matt Gaetz has been vindicated, and if the hysterical, establishment conservatives who bashed him for ousting Kevin McCarthy had any humility, they would be lining up in apology. They were wrong, Gaetz was right. Republicans have a House Speaker whose record far more accurately resembles the conservative base and its principles. Speaker Mike Johnson won’t always be perfect, but thank God he’s not Kevin McCarthy. Gaetz’s nimble navigating put Congressional RINOs in an unenviable position where they could not win. They saw this demonstrated when Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota, a candidate to the left of McCarthy, was forced to bow out after President Trump destroyed his ambitions with the click of a button in a Truth Social post. RINOs did not want a conservative as Speaker because they did not want to give a victory to the America First base. After receiving thousands of calls and emails, getting hectored at public events, and being forced to endure the embarrassment of the spectacle, they were forced to capitulate. […] McCarthy learned the Republican Party is MAGA country, and the old rules shan’t apply. He is just the latest casualty in a protracted campaign that will rip open wounds to inject new blood.
REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE MINORITY
Touchberry: Senate Republicans accuse McConnell of undermining Speaker Johnson on Israel war aid
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is staring down a growing revolt from conservative members over his opposition to House Republicans’ emergency aid bill for Israel. GOP senators told The Washington Times they believe the Kentucky Republican is kneecapping newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson by calling for a broader Israel-Ukraine package that more closely aligns with what Democrats want. “I think our role, as Republicans in the Senate, should be to support the new speaker — not undermine him,” said Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican. “What McConnell is doing is undermining the new speaker.” […] President Biden has requested $106 billion for Ukraine, Israel, the Indo-Pacific and the U.S. border, four policy arenas that Mr. McConnell agrees should be addressed in a comprehensive supplemental aid package. House Republicans want to handle each issue separately with single-subject bills, setting Mr. Johnson on a collision course with Mr. McConnell and Democrats. The House this week plans to pass a $14.3 billion standalone measure for Israel that offsets the spending with IRS cuts.
Joseph: Senate confirms Jack Lew as ambassador to Israel
The Senate moved to confirm President Biden’s nominee pick for ambassador to Israel, Jack Lew, Tuesday after weeks of Republican opposition. In a 53 – 43 vote, senators confirmed Lew despite mounting Republican opposition over his past work on Iran sanctions during his time as Treasury secretary under the Obama administration. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., were the only Republicans to vote in favor of Lew. […] “There’s no clear or more immediate action that Senators could take to show a new direction for US policy on Iran, than to reject the nomination of one of the architects of the Iran nuclear deal with the United States and Israel,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.,— a member on the armed services committee — said on the floor Tuesday. “Both the United States and Israel deserve a lot better than Jack Lew, I urge my colleagues to oppose the nomination.”
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATE
The Vigilant Fox: I Asked MEP Christine Anderson What She Thinks About Donald Trump: Here’s What She Had to Say
Earlier this week, I interviewed the legendary Christine Anderson, a German member of the European Parliament and one of the few politicians who stood up to the COVID nonsense. I asked her many questions on the topics of COVID tyranny, climate change, bad actors, and more, but her comments about Donald Trump were especially noteworthy. I asked, “What do you think about Donald Trump?” Here’s what she had to say about the 45th US President: . . .
Read more/Watch the 2:55 minute video: https://vigilantnews.com/post/i-asked-mep-christine-anderson-what-she-thinks-about-donald-trump-heres-what-she-had-to-say
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Hagstrom: Israel omitted from online maps in China amid war on Hamas in Gaza
People in China are calling attention to the fact that the state of Israel is not present on online maps in China, a concerning development given China’s historical obsession with map boundaries. While it is unclear when Chinese companies like Baidu and Alibaba removed references to Israel, Chinese internet users began discussing the absence after Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre. Searching for “Israel” on Baidu’s map portal prompts it to zoom in on the correct region, but Israel’s name is absent from the map despite cities like Jerusalem being correctly marked. Israel’s neighbors like Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt also appear and are named accurately on the maps. […] China’s strong relationship with Iran may be a reason for Israel’s absence from the map. China remains Iran’s largest trading partner, and Iran is the prime source of funding for both Hamas and Hezbollah, terror groups devoted to the destruction of Israel.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Ingraham Angle: Laura: They have no defined strategy to save Ukraine or defeat Russia
Watch the 7:37 minute opening monologue: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6340260466112
MEMRI: Signs That Iran Will Open A Front Against Israel From The Syrian Golan Heights
Since Hamas attacked southern Israel on October 7, 2023, signs that Iran seeks to open another front against Israel from Syria are emerging. Along with reports of three incidents of rocket fire into Israel from areas of Syria under Syrian regime control, where Hizbullah and other Iran-backed militias are known to have a significant presence,  there are also indications of a possible widescale operation against Israel from Syria by the Iran-backed militias under the command of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). These indications include reports of the reinforcement of forces in areas bordering Israel, with an emphasis on Quneitra and the Daraa region; the Syrian army’s heightened alert level; threats by the Shi’ite militias to open a Golan front; reports of frequent and secret visits to Syria by IRGC Qods Force commander Esmail Qa’ani; and also visits by senior leaders of Iran-backed Shi’ite militias in Iraq to areas bordering Israel and the establishment of a joint operations room comprising Iran, Hizbullah, Iran-backed militias, and the Palestinian factions. The extent to which the Syrian regime is a partner to Iran’s desire to open a new front on Syrian soil is not clear. According to several Arab media reports, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has told Iran, the UAE, Egypt, and Hizbullah, that he does not want this because of his country’s unstable situation due to the civil war, now in its 13th year.At the same time, it is reasonable to assume that the regime will not be able to withstand the dictates of the ally who has significantly contributed to its survival. Likewise, the possibility that this is an attempt by the regime to prevent a preemptive attack by Israel cannot be ruled out. The following are details about the indications that a new front in the current war may be opened against Israel from Syria: . . .
Streiff: Biden’s White House Attempts to Micromanage Israeli Operations in Gaza
Israel knocked out internet and cell service in Gaza on Friday as its troops prepared to enter the terrorist stronghold but were forced by the Biden White House to restore communications within 48 hours. Israel’s action took place as Israel Defense Forces spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari hinted that the upward tempo of air strikes was a prelude to ground action. […] Sure, internet connectivity aided aid workers. But it also aided Hamas. Most of the press in Gaza seem to have a personal interest in seeing Hamas emerge victorious and armed Hamas terrorists (as an aside, why is it that no one mewling about the Geneva Conventions ever wants to mention that Hamas terrorists are illegal combatants and not covered by the Law of Land Warfare?) use internet and cell connections to plan terrorist attacks, monitor the progress of the IDF, and coordinate combat operations.
Strom: Uh, Hey, Forgot to Tell You: 600 More American Hostages in Gaza
I was cruising around on Twitter and saw something that blew my mind: Hamas is refusing to let any of the 600 American citizens (and 400 Canadians, and who knows how many others from elsewhere) who were in Gaza at the time of the attacks to leave. Weh, wut? Why didn’t I know this before, and why hasn’t the media made a big deal of it? […] US says Hamas making number of demands before it will allow people to leave Gaza https://jpost.com/breaking-news/article-770900#770900… They are playing chicken with the USA and testing Biden’s will. This is classic Palestinian terrorism. Hamas could easily work with Egypt to let foreigners trapped in Gaza out through the Rafah crossing into Egypt. But they are thinking of them as bargaining chips and human shields.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
Romano: Republicans rein in Biden’s local zoning scheme, AFFH — for the seventh time
In the 2024 transportation and housing appropriations bill, House Republicans are once again poised defund a bid by the federal government to take over state and local zoning laws via a Department of Housing and Urban Development regulation to condition $3.3 billion of community development block grants on changes to those zoning laws. Appearing in section 233, the new bill, to be voted on this week by the U.S. House, updates the language to reflect the most recent regulation in whack-a-mole fashion: “None of the funds made available by this 24 Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the proposed rule entitled ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Federal Register on February 9, 2023 (88 Fed. Reg. 8516), or to direct a grantee to undertake specific changes to existing zoning laws as a part of carrying out the interim final rule entitled ‘Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Definitions and Certifications’ published by such Department in the Federal Register on June 10, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 30779).” […] Now, once again, Congress must voice its views on federal intrusion into local zoning. If the current prohibition is allowed to lapse, then nothing stands in the way of a Biden presidency renewing the federal war on suburbs, eliminating one of the most important responsibilities of local government — zoning.
Greenfield: There’s a Border Civil War Between Texas and the Biden Administration
There’s a civil war on the border between the Biden administration and the state of Texas. If you think that’s an exaggeration, consider this round of escalation. A federal judge on Monday ordered the Biden administration to stop cutting razor wire on fences along the southern border in Texas meant to stop illegal migrant crossings. […] The temporary order is a result of a lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, arguing that federal officials said they had the authority to destroy state property “to allow [illegal] aliens to enter & be processed.” Paxton asked the court for an immediate injunction last week, noting in his request to the court that “federal agents escalated matters, trading bolt cutters for an industrial-strength telehandler forklift to dismantle [Texas’] border fence.” “Federal agents used . . .
Ingraham: Victor Davis Hanson: The world is being remade before our very eyes
We are seeing what the putrid wound that the Democrat Party is.
Watch the 4:05 minute video interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6340188662112
Twitchy: YIKES! Sen. Josh Hawley Shows Secretary Mayorkas What’s on a DHS Staffer’s Social Media
It’s no secret that border security (or lack thereof) under the Biden administration has been nothing short of a disaster, and much of that is by design. Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas is testifying before a Senate committee today, and we saw more evidence of what’s going on at the DHS and who is working there. […] On October 7, a DHS employee posted an image of a Hamas paraglider with a machine gun flying into Israel. Sen.@HawleyMO : “What have you done about this?” MAYORKAS: . . .
Read more/Watch the heated 1:35 minute hearing exchange: https://twitchy.com/dougp/2023/10/31/heres-the-moment-sen-josh-hawley-showed-secretary-mayorkas-whats-on-a-dhs-staffers-social-media-n2389243
Varney: More Terror Suspects Reaching the U.S.: Here Are the Known Unknowns of the Biden Border Crisis
Hundreds of people on the FBI’s terrorist watchlist have almost certainly slipped into the United States amid millions of other illegal immigrants during the last three years, according to former federal officials and experts. “You have to be extremely naïve to not be significantly concerned about this,” said Rodney Scott, former chief of U.S. Border Patrol from 2020 to 2021. “Regardless of what the Biden administration may claim, what it said during the campaign and the executive orders taken in January 2021 have been interpreted around the world as the border is open. You’re insane if you don’t think terrorists will use that to their advantage.”. […] “It’s beyond a real concern now,” Mark Morgan said. “What happened in Israel should tell you two things: that global terrorism is alive and well and that there can still be massive intelligence failure. So, if you asked the intelligence community right now how many of the 1.7 million plus gotaways might be a terrorist threat the honest answer is ‘we don’t know.’ If you ask if there could be a sleeper cell the honest answer would have to be ‘we don’t know.’”
Read more at Real Clear Investigations.
Brown: John Kirby Has Interesting Response to Question on Terrorists Taking Advantage of Biden’s Lack of Border
The National Security Council’s John Kirby brushed aside questions about the threat of foreign terrorists taking advantage of Biden’s border crisis to enter the U.S. to carry out or support a potential attack, even as the FBI warns of an increasingly dangerous threat environment.
(Updated March 2023) LGBTQ Vicory Institute: LGBTQ Appointments in the Biden – Harris Administration
. . .the 100 Days mark of Joe Biden’s presidency – over 200 known LGBTQ people have been appointed to his administration, the most in history at this point in any administration.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CHILDREN ARE THE TARGET OF THE DARKNESS AFFECTING OUR NATION
Hoft: EXPLOSIVE CLAIMS: Ex-Director of the DIA Gen. Mike Flynn Alleges Some U.S. Legislators Compromised by Globalists Due to their Trips Overseas Where They “Sleep with Children” (VIDEO)
In a recent no-holds-barred conversation with political commentator Joy Thayer, ex-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), General Michael Flynn, unveiled a shocking narrative surrounding the moral integrity of certain members within the U.S. legislature. […] The former DIA chief’s narrative took an even darker turn as he alleged that some of these trips saw members of both the Senate and the House being compromised through sleeping with children. General Flynn: “We have the House of Representatives right now is totally, completely broken. And they’re totally owned by the corporate lobbyists and frankly, by the globalists who own many of these people because they’ve been compromised on some of these what they call CODEL trips overseas, where these members of both the House and the Senate get compromised by sleeping with children. And they compromise. And these are real things. These are very real things, or they get them caught up in the world of big bucks, big money.”
Read more/Watch the 40 second interview clip: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/10/explosive-claims-ex-director-dia-gen-mike-flynn/
Prager U: Should Sexual Books Be Allowed in Schools?
Do you know what kids are reading in school? Aldo travels to Brentwood, CA to ask people who oppose “book bans” to read content that is available in many school libraries across the country. What you hear may shock you.
Warch the 5:05 minute video: https://www.prageru.com/video/should-sexual-books-be-allowed-in-schools
THE WAR IN ISRAEL
Stevenson: Iran: The Head of the Snake
As the war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas intensifies, the prospect of the conflict widening across the Middle East grows daily. On Oct. 20, an American warship, the USS Carney, shot down three cruise missiles and several drones launched from Yemen by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. They appeared to have been targeted at Israel. It followed a warning on Oct. 10 from the Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, who said the Houthis would fire missiles and drones if the Americans backed Israel in its war against Hamas. The Houthis came to prominence in 2014 when they swept to power in Yemen, overthrowing the internationally recognized government and taking control of the capital Sanaa and more than one third of the country’s territory, which contains up to 80 percent of the population. They are an extremist Shiite movement, heavily armed and trained by the Iranian regime’s elite Quds force, the extra-territorial wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the mullahs’ Gestapo. As well as Iran, the Houthis count amongst their allies the usual suspects of Russia, North Korea, Syria and of course, other terrorist groups like Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.
Reuters: Israel Says It Fought Hamas Terrorists in Tunnels
Israel said its forces fought Hamas gunmen inside the militants’ vast tunnel network beneath the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza, seeking to free hostages and to push forward its campaign to wipe out the militant group. As the battle inside Gaza intensified, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed calls for a halt to the fighting. […] The tunnels under the cramped enclave are a prime objective for Israel as it expands its ground operations and pushes further into Gaza from the north to hit Hamas in retaliation for the Islamist group’s deadly surprise attack on southern Israel three weeks ago.
Morrissey: Hezbollah: We, ah, Need to Reduce the Numbers of Martyrs We’re Producing
So far the war against Israel hasn’t gone well for Hamas after its psychotic, barbaric murder rampage across southern Israel. One reason Hamas finds itself pinned down and about to be overrun in Gaza is the lack of effective secondary and tertiary fronts. Hamas clearly expected fellow Iranian clients Hezbollah and Syria to join the war by now, especially with Israel now clearly conducting a ground invasion — and doing so effectively. […] . . . Reuters reports that Hezbollah has lost so many soldiers already that they’re beginning to talk about dialing down the martyrdom a bit: With dozens of Hezbollah fighters killed in three weeks of border clashes with Israel, the Lebanese group is working to . . .
Kruiser: Netanyahu Succinctly Explains Things to the Low-Info Ceasefire Idiots
Unlike its close ally the United States of America, Israel is not suffering from a lack of backbone or clarity at the top. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not gladly suffer fools who offer opinions on the role his country should play in fostering peace in the Middle East, especially when those fools aren’t the ones getting shot at, raped, or bombed. The aforementioned close ally has been flooded with protesters who are demanding a ceasefire and caterwauling about Israelis being at fault for being the victims of all of the shooting, raping, and bombing. Most of the protesters are young people who have been taught fictional history by commie, America-hating academics. The logic of their position disintegrates under any rational scrutiny. Luckily for most of them, they inhabit college campuses and/or very blue cities, so they’re immune to things like logic and rationality.
Netanyahu made some remarks on Monday that reiterated his position, and with an economy of words, simplified things for the frothing “Ceasefire!” hordes he’s rebutting. The Wall Street Journal: . . .
(10/11/2023) Wolf: I Cried – Some Firsthand Clarity on the War in Israel
I just landed in New York from Israel and I wanted to share with you some firsthand observations on the current situation in Israel with the modest hope of helping to clarify your thinking. Apologies for the length of this post but there is a lot to say. Our annual family trip to Israel to celebrate the last of the Jewish holidays began like all the other years. Time at the beach, good meals, connecting with our holy land and, most importantly, spending time with family and friends. That all changed on Saturday morning. I left our Jerusalem apartment alone to walk to synagogue for Shabbat and Simchat Torah services. My wife and teenage daughter were going to follow a bit later (my two older children had left us earlier in the week to get back to work and school, respectively). Suddenly I heard loud sirens. For a moment I thought ambulance; two loud booms and a look up where missile entrails were imprinted clearly on the clear blue sky quickly changed that thought to: “We are under missile attack.” I ran back upstairs and hurriedly woke up my wife, youngest daughter and twin cousins from the UK staying with us during vacation from a post-high school year of study in Jerusalem. I hustled them into the safe room – a depressing staple of every new apartment in Israel – where a bedroom is built with reinforced concrete and steel doors.
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O’Neill: The normalisation of savagery
Societies that give up on freedom will soon find it replaced by violence. Since the Hamas pogrom of 7 October, there’s been a storm of commentary on how unhinged campus culture in the West has become. Politicians and writers are bewildered that at universities where it’s a ‘microaggression’ to ask someone where they are from, and where you can be subjected to a Salem-like grilling for wearing an offensive Halloween costume, actual genocidal violence doesn’t seem to bother people. The same fresh-faced Maoists who will weep and stomp their feet if you say ‘women don’t have penises’ have collectively shrugged their shoulders over the mass murder of Jewish women and children. Some have even justified it. ‘Glory to our martyrs’, said a projection on to the wall of a building at George Washington University. […] Our woke universities hold forth on ‘every topic under the sun’, said former Nebraska senator Ben Sasse, yet they’re chilled out about the ‘most grave grotesque attacks on Jewish people since the Holocaust’. College kids kick up a fuss about ‘stupid’ things like ‘microaggressions and gender pronouns’ yet they erm and ahh – or worse – on ‘the slaughter of innocent Israelis’, says one columnist. When Jewish students at Cooper Union in New York City had to be locked in the library to save them from a mob of ‘pro-Palestine’ activists, Robert Pondiscio of the American Enterprise Institute said: ‘Not another word – ever – about safe spaces, microaggressions or “erasure” on a college campus. Not one more damn word.’ These angry critiques of the moral infants on our campuses are understandable.
Wood: Higher Ed Support for Hamas Exposes Disdain for America in Top Colleges
Why are American academics and American college students so drawn to an antisemitic movement? If you don’t like the pro-Hamas demonstrations by American college students, then you won’t like American higher education, which is the garden in which these flowers were grown. Within hours of the atrocities committed by Hamas operatives who invaded Israel on October 7, groups of American college students had organized to express their support for the terrorists. This caught many Americans by surprise. How could college students at some of America’s best universities sympathize with the perpetrators of gruesome attacks on unarmed civilians? The surprise, however, was not universal. Those of us who pay close attention to American higher education were well aware of the rising tide of antisemitism on many campuses, and aware as well of the anger that these institutions had honed against Israel and the sympathies they had cultivated for Palestinian radicals. College officials were likewise aware that, among the students enrolled in their institutions, a significant number are affiliated with factions that loathe Israel, support Palestinian “resistance,” and are well-organized practitioners of public protest. […] But why are American academics and American college students so drawn to an antisemitic movement, to the point at which they find it hard to criticize, let alone condemn the barbarities committed by Hamas? Many Answers […] One major theme is “the broken moral compass” (the phrase used by AEI’s Fredrick Hess and echoed by Douglas Murray). This has to do with the absence among academic leaders of any strong convictions about right and wrong. Those leaders hold the door open to illiberal ideologies, and antisemitism is among the first to rush in.
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS DEMOCRAT PARTY MEDIA INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Unruh: Ex-Biden spokeswoman ‘bashes’ new speaker for being Christian
Ex-White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki openly has blasted new House Speaker Mike Johnson for his Christian faith, exhibiting what one commentator has described as “open discrimination based on his religious faith.’ Psaki’s diatribe came as she told people what she thinks about Johnson this weekend: […] “You heard that right. The Bible doesn’t just inform his worldview, it is his worldview.” And she claims that makes him “divisive.” […] She said Americans should be scared of his political ideology – and also because he’s “a Christian fundamentalist.” […] A commentary at The Gateway Pundit bluntly called Psaki an “anti-Christian bigot” and said, “This is open discrimination based on his religious faith.” It continued, “Democrats are becoming more godless and wicked by the day. It wasn’t an accident that they booed God at their 2012 convention.” [Note: Jen Psaki is a host on MSNBC.]
Read more/Watch the 1 minute video: https://www.wnd.com/2023/10/ex-biden-spokeswoman-bashes-new-speaker-christian/
Greenfield: Media Claims, Mike Johnson, Whom It Never Heard of Before is the Greatest Threat to the World
Does Mike Johnson eat dogs? Probably. The media had never heard of Speaker Mike Johnson until last week. It didn’t care about Mike Johnson until he became speaker. And now suddenly, well look for yourself at how the red button has been pushed and the media instantly scurries to smear a political threat. Who Is Mike Johnson’s Wife? What to Know About Kelly Johnson and Their “Covenant Marriage” – People Magazine Mike Johnson led efforts to overturn the 2020 election. What it could mean for 2024 – ABC News Speaker Mike Johnson explained why his ‘adopted’ Black son is not involved in his public life – Business Insider Bill Maher compares Speaker Mike Johnson to Maine shooter: Their differences are ‘thinner than you’d think’
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Robinson: Dear America: We’ve Got Our Own War To Win
In fact, the United States “is currently funding virtually every side of every conflict in the Middle East” according to Trump advisor Stephen Miller. Who can doubt that dismal truth? Now wonder it seems so hard to keep Hamas’ barbaric raid from becoming the Last Great War. Since Washington has become the foreign-aid money-laundering capital of the world, our politicians seem to be taking all sides at once. The Biden regime funnels dark money to Iran and military aid packages to Israel and humanitarian relief to Gaza — all at the same time. Our strategy is to foment pure chaos. We seem to be sleep-walking toward Armageddon — which people tend to forget is not only a metaphor but a place. It’s the last battle on the plains of Megiddo in Israel. Of course, America’s corporate media has faithfully complied with Obama-Biden’s “wag the dog” strategy. All that you have to do is compare the treatment of Ukraine to Israel to see the plan. […] Consider your present circumstances: your elections are rigged. An illegal regime, using a dementia patient who’s been bribed by China as its figurehead, just forced you to take a dangerous and untested shot — which has already killed many people. Your secret police are now arresting parents at school board meetings and infiltrating Christian churches openly. Your nation is being invaded at its border by millions of illegal aliens — and that invasion is taking place with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security. That’s why America’s mass media has you worried about Gaza.
Dragu: Get US Out of the UN Goes Mainstream
For many decades, The John Birch Society has been a lone voice warning about the United Nations’ agenda to usurp the national sovereignty of all nations and, ultimately, create a one-world government. For that reason, the JBS began pushing its Get US Out! action campaign in the 1960s — and has never stopped. Last week, multiple voices expressed displeasure with the UN, including a prime-time Fox News host, the country of Israel, and one of the most constitutionally obedient congressional lawmakers. In this segment taken from the Oct. 26 episode of The New American Daily, host Paul Dragu and co-hosts Gary Benoit and Peter Rykowski discuss why it’s so important for the US to kick the UN out! [NOTE: Strom: Iran to Chair UN Human Rights Commission https://hotair.com/david-strom/2023/10/31/iran-to-chair-un-human-rights-commission-n588854 ]
Watch the 11;30 minute video: https://thenewamerican.com/video/get-us-out-of-the-un-goes-mainstream/
Jacoby: Why they rip down the ‘Kidnapped from Israel’ fliers
. . . ever since fliers calling attention to something far more terrible than a missing cat — the plight of the more than 200 hostages abducted from Israel by Hamas on Oct. 7 — began going up on telephone poles, subway walls, utility boxes, and worksite fences in cities around the world, a startling number of people have been eager to tear them down. Individuals have been filmed destroying or defacing the posters in Boston, London, Miami, New York, Melbourne, Philadelphia, Richmond, Ann Arbor, and Los Angeles. […] The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is intensely controversial and generates great emotion on both sides. But these assaults on the “Kidnapped” posters have nothing to do with the merits of the dispute. The sole purpose of the fliers is to emphasize the humanity of the innocent hostages seized by Hamas (many of whom, as it happens, were peace activists deeply committed to Arab-Israeli coexistence). What drives the people ripping down the posters or adding Hitler mustaches to the pictures is a pathological need to deny the humanity of those kidnapped Jews. […] The “Kidnapped” fliers are intolerable to the haters because they so urgently challenge the antisemitic paradigm. They make it vividly clear that in the war between barbarism and civilization, between oppressor and oppressed, it is Jews who are under attack. That infuriates those whose worldview revolves around the certainty that Israel and its supporters are the victimizers. The outpouring of sympathy for Jews kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists — and the moral force of that sympathy — is anathema to them.
Rosen: We Have Abdicated Our Responsibility
An urgent message to American Jews. We as a people have abdicated our responsibility to protect ourselves, to educate our children, to live in reality and not in a fantasy. We failed to understand the difference between reality and naivety. For the last 30 years we have believed that our position in the world was so secure that we have the ability to fight for other people’s causes and not worry about our own. We convinced ourselves that Israel was so strong that we didn’t have to defend it, advocate for it or worry about it. We threatened Israel that we would withdraw our support from it if the country didn’t “get in line with our values”. We believed that the Jewish people were so secure that we could teach our children to be highly critical of Israel. We deluded ourselves into believing that Israel didn’t need us and that the Jewish people didn’t need Israel. We convinced ourselves that certain social issues like abortion, immigration, gay rights, social justice or Islamophobia were more important to us than the future security of Israel and the Jewish community. It has become glaringly true that . . .
Linebarger: WHAT ARE THEY HIDING? FDA WARNING: 26 Eye Drop Products at Multiple Major Retailers Including Target Could Cause BLINDNESS – Were Manufactured in Unknown “Insanitary” Facility
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a dire warning to customers NOT to purchase more than two dozen eye drop products being sold at some of the nation’s most prominent retailers. While this is undoubtedly critical public information, this new revelation should also raise some serious questions about the FDA itself. As ABC News reportedMonday, the FDA in a press release Friday revealed that the eye drop products were manufactured in a facility with “insanitary conditions” and carry a “potential risk of eye infections that could result in partial vision loss or blindness.”
These products are intended to be sterile.
Judicial Watch: The Clintons, Qatar, and the Israel Massacre
Slipping money into the hands of slippery politicians—a time-honored tradition in the Middle East and elsewhere—of course is not the same as providing significant ongoing state support for a murderous terrorist organization. But the Clinton experience does provide a snapshot of the Qatari influence operation and a warning about what Qatar may be up to elsewhere, including in the United States. The Qatar-Clinton money trail begins around 2008, when the Clinton Foundation—under pressure due to Mrs. Clinton’s imminent ascent to State Department leadership—published a list of donors. Among them: Qatar, listed as contributing between $1 million and $5 million. A Clinton Foundation spokesman later acknowledged that Qatar had been sending the Clintons money “since 2002.” Pressure mounted on the Clintons in 2014 with the publication of a Judicial Watch investigative report disclosing that Bill Clinton had earned upward of $48 million in speaking fees around the globe, including from Arab countries, while Mrs. Clinton served as secretary of state. “Former President Clinton trotted the globe collecting huge speaking fees while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy,” Tom Fitton noted at the time.
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