Kurt Schlichter contributor to TownHall.com: Well, California’s rulers finally decided to clean up the junkie-strewn and poop-positive streets of San Francisco. But, of course, they didn’t do that because foul boulevards and medieval subways are a problem for normal people. California’s rulers did it because China’s Winnie-the-Pooh-looking dictator Xi is coming to town. You would think that the people of San Francisco would be insulted, but they’re not. Maybe they are into the city’s weird S&M scene on the masochist side, since they keep electing the people who force them to dwell in squalor. With basically a wave of a wand, and a bunch of cops with some support, their leaders cleared out the street vermin infesting the City-by-the-Bay overnight. They would do that for some commie potentate, but not for the people of San Francisco.
J.B. Shurk contributor to American Thinker: Having done their job to erase Western history and weaken Western souls, the colleges have filled the ranks of government bureaucracies, corporate boards, furtive intelligence agencies, and military roundtables with “woke,” anti-Western Marxists on foolish crusades for fake “fairness,” too. It is only at this absurd juncture in history — when legions of the indoctrinated and insane have swelled beyond the constraints of reason, rationality, and moderation — that it is possible for the U.S. government to take the official position that it must brazenly discriminate against white people generally (and white males, specifically) simply because of their demographic strength.
National Association of Scholars: The leaders of higher education in the United States must speak forthrightly in defense of civilization. If they don’t, then we must as a public lawfully liberate our campuses from foolish solidarity with doctrines aimed at justifying cruelty, anti-Semitism, and the gross abrogation of basic humanity.
Raw Egg Nationalist contributor to The American Mind: The promise of rising prosperity that was once handed down from generation to generation is gone, and instead the young now look at the old and see things they are never likely to have: houses, spouses, and kids of their own. “Fur babies,” vasectomies, and “van life” are the new symbols of the barren and the dispossessed.
James R. Beam contributor to American Thinker: . . . everyone in the world wants the life you have, especially if they do not live in America. And now people, who live in other countries want to take all or a part of your house, and all or a part of your income, so that they can have what you have worked all your life to achieve. And your government is working to make that possible for them.
James ‘Fergie’ Chambers a communist and trust fund son of NBA Atlantic Hawks co-owner, James Cox Chambers, posted on Instagram: “We need to start making people who support Israel actually afraid to go out in public. We need to make all of white America afraid that everything they have stolen is going to be burned to the ground. That’s what makes them listen.”
Wilfred Reilly contributor to Tablet Magazine: Take the use of the word genocide. Over the past month, claims by pro-Palestinian mobs of an Israeli “genocide” in Gaza mirror long-standing claims of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, for example, that U.S. police are perpetrating a “genocide” of African Americans. Both forms of sectarian group mobilization in America rely on conspiracism and falsehoods, and on the participation of the media in enforcing a hierarchy of victimhood.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Turley: Absolute Nonsense: Abama Again Claims to be First Amendment Absolutist While Supporting Censorship
In an interview with The Verge Editor-in-Chief Nilay Patel, former President Barack Obama once again claimed that he is virtually a “First Amendment absolutist” despite supporting censorship for years, including United Nations efforts to criminalize criticism of religion on a global scale. There are aspects of the Obama terms that I have praised, but his record on free speech is not one of them. Obama declared in the interview that “I’m close to a First Amendment absolutist in the sense that I generally don’t believe that even offensive speech, mean speech, etcetera, it should be certainly not regulated by the government.”
That is virtually identical to prior statements that “I’m pretty close to a First Amendment absolutist” as he was arguing for social media censorship. Notably, Obama avoids calling himself a “near free speech absolutist.” The distinction is key for Obama and others in supporting massive censorship while virtue signaling that they are tolerant of opposing views.
Recommended book: The Indispensable Right: Free Speech in the Age of Rage by Jonathan Turley
Ramirez: I Was Canceled for a Cartoon About Hamas’ Human Shields. I Stand by My Cartoon—and Its Critics
. . . my cartoon was pulled off the Washington Post editorial website amid an internal outcry. Critics claimed the cartoon was “racist” for stereotyping and demonizing Palestinians. They said the cartoon ignored the death of thousands and the suffering of millions of Palestinians as a result of the Israeli military response. […] This cartoon was designed with specificity. Its focus is on a specific individual and the statements he made on behalf of a specific organization he represents—their claims of victimhood, and the plight of innocent Palestinians used as pawns in their political and military strategy. That person is Ghazi Hamad. The caricature of the central figure looks like Ghazi Hamad. The organization is Hamas. The main figure in the cartoon is labeled Hamas. Hamad’s words and the innocents bound to him as human shields and their forced martyrdom reflect the official position of Hamas. Hamas is a terrorist organization. . .
Gaza civilians are victims. Hamas is not. It’s ironic that those who criticize the cartoon for overgeneralizing and stereotyping cannot seem to distinguish between a known terrorist group and Palestinians. And it’s a tragedy that their only way of coping with the truth depicted in my cartoon is to erase it from view. […] The purpose of an editorial cartoon, and a good editorial page is to be the catalyst for thought. By promoting the thoughtful exchange of ideas, we forge a consensus through the fiery heat of debate.
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES & THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS
(H/T DB) Sundance: Uncommon Dissident Knowledge
The nature of our problem. Former FBI Director James Comey openly admitted to Congress on March 20, 2017, how the FBI, FBI Counterintelligence Division, Main Justice & DOJ-National Security Division, together with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the CIA, had been conducting independent investigations of Donald Trump for approximately a year without informing Congress [Gang of Eight]. When asked why, Comey winced, then justified the lack of informing Go8 oversight by saying, “um, because of the sensitivity of the matter?” Stupidly, Congress never pressed James Comey on that issue. The arrogance of Comey was astounding, and the acceptance by Congress was infuriating. However, that specific example highlighted just how politically corrupt the system had become. In essence, Team Obama usurped the entire design of congressional oversight…. and Congress just brushed it off.
This event, and everything in the background as outlined within the James Comey admission, factually happened. It is on the record, admitted and nothing about the reality of what took place is subject to conjecture or refute. Yet somehow, we, specifically our Congress, just moved on as if what FBI Director James Comey outlined and admitted wasn’t a total usurpation of the U.S. Constitution and a collapse in the structure of our coequal branches of government. We cannot fight our way through the issues until we first realize what lies at the root of the problem. Barack Obama and Eric Holder . . .
Arnold: Watch What Happens When a Republican Questions Christopher Wray On FBI Informants At J6
Republican Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) attempted to question FBI Director Christopher Wray about two vehicles he described as “ghost buses” that arrived in the early hours of Jan. 6, 2021, in D.C. On Wednesday, Higgins asked Wray about unmarked “ghost busses” allegedly at the Capitol on J6 that were being used to transport agents. However, Democrat Glenn Ivey (D-MD) interrupted, demanding Wray’s microphone to be cut off so that Wray did not have to answer the question. “This has run over the time,” Ivey claimed. Higgins wrapped up his questioning with a final warning to the FBI director: “Your day is coming, Mr. Wray.” […] Higgins cited a former FBI assistant director, Steven D’Antuono, who recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee that FBI informants attended the “Stop the Steal” rally on J6 as lawmakers met to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Read more/Watch the 2:25 minute hearing exchange: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/11/15/watch-what-happens-when-a-republican-questions-christopher-wray-on-fbi-informants-at-j6-n2631263
(Did the FBI build the gallows?) Richards: Builders of J6 gallows remain unidentified while FBI and DOJ continue to pursue other defendants
n the early morning of Jan. 6, 2021, a group of unnamed and unidentified individuals were seen unloading and transporting the materials to assemble the infamous gallows that became the subject of numerous photographs during the protests. According to surveillance video obtained by the Patriot Freedom Project from the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, the unidentified individuals built the gallows in plain view on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol building. Despite the full resources of law enforcement being deployed against thousands of individuals for participation in January 6—many charged with only misdemeanors—the builders of the gallows remain unidentified. […] On Wednesday, Martin said on the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show that after reviewing the footage “we figured out that four guys set up the gallows at 6:30 in the morning on January 6, it was a very serious production, they moved it out of a truck, they moved it across on wheels, they came back and forth.” “And more importantly than anything, as some of the images you have up show, they went to get coffee at about seven in the morning, they went to coffee at the only coffee shop open at that time, which happens to be well, it’s right next to Georgetown Law School. But it’s also right across from the FBI headquarters in D.C. Something about this doesn’t doesn’t smell right,” Martin said. […] Loudermilk also told hosts John Solomon and Amanda Head that it is his understanding that the FBI has no suspects for the gallows construction. He also wants to know why the gallows was allowed to remain on the mall during the events of the day.
Read more/Watch the 2:49 minute video: https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/j6-gallows-builders-remain-unidentified-while-fbi-and-doj-continue
Arnold: Navy Seal Under Investigation for ‘Extremist’ Ties After Speaking Out Against So-Called Trans Rights
Instead of hunting down terrorists or investigating the real corrupt guys within our government, i.e., the whole Biden family, innocent people fighting for the core values of America are being unfairly targeted by Democratic leadership. […] Henson has drawn attention to himself for standing up against the Left’s woke indoctrination of children through classrooms. He has participated in several parental rights protests and has pushed back on LGBTQ reading materials found in schools. Henson describes himself as the founder of SoCal Parent Advocates— a pro-parents group opposing “Critical Race Theory, radical gender ideology, and vaccine and mask tyranny.” In 2021, the Pentagon created new guidelines for service members that banned them from participating in so-called “extremist activity.” The rules said that “advocating widespread unlawful discrimination” based on gender identity or sexual orientation fell into the category of “extremist activity.”
TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE POWER & CONTROL
Bionder: Climate Change Is ‘Ultimate Threat to Humanity,’ Biden Says Before Boarding Private Jet To Meet World’s Largest Carbon Emitter
President Joe Biden during a Tuesday address called climate change “the ultimate threat to humanity.” Then he took a cross-country flight on a private jet to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping, whose communist country emits more carbon than the rest of the developed world combined. Biden’s remark came during a White House address on the “climate crisis,” which the Democrat said requires America to take “more action than ever” to combat. After finishing his speech, Biden boarded Air Force One to travel to San Francisco ahead of a meeting with Xi. That flight emitted more than 130,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis—a carbon footprint that the average American would need more than four years to produce. In the buildup to his meeting with Xi, Biden stressed the need to “change” America’s relationship with China “for the better,” and his administration on Tuesday released a joint statement in which the United States and China “reaffirm[ed] their commitment to work jointly and together … to address the climate crisis.” But Xi has long pledged to lower his nation’s emissions, only to do the opposite.
Blackmon: A Reckoning Is Coming For The Failing Energy Transition
It didn’t make a ton of news in the United States media, but a new study published by the International Energy Agency in mid-October emphasizes the enormous potential roadblock to a successful energy transition posed by a projected need to refurbish and double capacity on global electricity grids.
The study, titled, “Electricity Grids and Secure Energy Transitions,” advises governments that investments in expanding and refurbishing power grids must “nearly double by 2030 to over USD 600 billion per year after over a decade of stagnation at the global level, with emphasis on digitalizing and modernizing distribution grids.” That level of new investment in just this single piece of the overarching plans for a complete re-tooling of the global energy system is not currently a part of existing policies around the world. Given that most developed countries are already saddled with overwhelming public debt and the lack of means in developing countries, the prospect for a doubling of current grid investments seems dubious at best.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Freedman: The U.S. and China agreed Tuesday night to jointly tackle aspects of human-caused climate change, including the promotion of renewable energy technologies. Why it matters: The agreement marks the next level of bilateral engagement on climate between the world’s two biggest emitters. Zoom in: It includes language stating the two countries will “pursue efforts to triple renewable energy capacity globally by 2030,” which could ease the adoption of that goal at the upcoming COP28 climate summit in Dubai. Yes, but: The separately issued statements lack a commitment from China to stop approving new coal-fired power plants, a key U.S. concern based on carbon emissions.
Arnold: China Mocks the ‘Miraculous’ Cleanup of San Francisco’s Homeless
China’s propaganda-fueled newspaper, the Global Times, mocked San Francisco’s “miraculous” cleanup of the city’s ongoing homeless problem ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. […] The Chinese publication pointed out many people find it “scary to know the government has the capability to clean up crime and drugs in 24 hours.” However, it chooses not to. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA.) admitted that Jinping’s visit was the only reason the city saw a massive cleanup of homeless.
Kerr: Gavin Newsom Ignores Intelligence Warnings, Strengthens Ties With CCP-Linked Climate Group
California governor Gavin Newsom made headlines when, after returning from climate change talks in China, he rushed a cleanup of San Francisco in advance of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s stateside visit. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg on the emerging climate partnership between Sacramento and Beijing.
The hub of that relationship is the California-China Climate Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 2019 by former California Gov. Jerry Brown (D.), the California-China Climate Institute partners with several Chinese Communist Party front groups to foster climate collaboration between California and China. Brown leads the group, which helped organize Newsom’s October junket, alongside Xie Zhenhua, China’s special representative for climate change affairs. Newsom formalized the institute’s status as a state-sponsored group in 2021 when he signed a law requiring it to work with Chinese institutions to train California government leaders on climate issues.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Kredo: Biden Unlocks Fresh Funds to Iran Totaling Billions
The Biden administration on Tuesday reapproved a sanctions waiver that will allow Iran to access upward of $10 billion in frozen assets, the State Department confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon. The sanctions waiver, which was set to expire today after first being authorized for a period of 120 days in July, allows Iraq to transfer payments for multibillion-dollar electricity imports from Iran into accounts outside of the country that can be used by Tehran. This is the first time the Biden administration has renewed the waiver since the Iran-backed terror group Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel that was reported to have been planned with Tehran’s support.
TheLibertyDaily; Glenn Beck Breaks Down Obama’s Quest to Lift Iran to Make Islam Dominate the World
Watch the 5:56 Beck report: https://rumble.com/v3w2b0t-glenn-beck-breaks-down-obamas-quest-to-lift-iran-to-make-islam-dominate-the.html
Fitzgerald: Lifestyles of the Rich and Terrorists
I have for years drawn attention here to the billions of dollars that the leaders of Hamas have stolen from the sums provided by foreign donors, money that was meant to support the people of Gaza. Now I am delighted that The Daily Mail (UK), The National Post (Canada), the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and Fox News have all given the story of the three Hamas billionaires extensive coverage. The coverage by Fox News can be found here: “Hamas billionaires: Lifestyles of the rich and terrorists,” by Eric Shawn, Fox News, November 8, 2023: They are living the Hamas high life. While the people of Gaza live in poverty and have suffered under the horrors of Hamas, the terror group’s leaders apparently are living high on the hog. […] Reports have long claimed that one of the Hamas leaders’ bases of operations has been the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar. […] The three Hamas billionaires have stolen, from the people of Gaza, eleven billion dollars. They luxuriate in their residences, and luxury suites, in Doha, as well as in their villas in Beirut and Istanbul, where they have been photographed lolling on beds, working out in private gyms, flying about in their private planes, eating at the most expensive restaurants, completely indifferent to the conditions in which the people of Gaza live. Think of how many apartments, electricity plants, water purification plants could have been built in Gaza with those eleven billion dollars. The only people trying to help the Gazans directly — thus avoiding sending aid through the thieving Hamas rulers — are the Israelis, who until October 7 had been providing jobs to 20,000 people from Gaza, who earned between three and five times as much working in Israel than they could have earned at home, even assuming there were jobs to be had in the Strip.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
Bannister: Bidenomics after 33 Months: Six Charts the Media Don’t Want You to See
Liberal media are declaring Bidenomics a success – but, hard numbers tell a much different story, regardless of whether the measure is how much Americans are paying, earning or saving. Gas prices: While gas prices held steady under Pres. Donald Trump (down four cents a gallon), they’ve surged 55% in the first 33 months of Pres. Joe Biden’s term. From January 2021 to October of this year, the average price of a gallon of gas (all grades) has increased from $2.42 to $3.74, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Real Wages: . . .
Shurk: The Catastrophic Death of Fairness
Some social psychologists believe that humans are biologically wired to seek “fair” relationships with others. Some theologians believe that the soul’s capacity for distinguishing right from wrong leads a moral person toward the same result. Whether genetically or spiritually inclined to prefer fair outcomes, we humans are not comfortable around those who cheat and prosper from duplicity. Cheating is ugly and therefore despised. Systemic cheating, however, now dominates Western life. Elevating “diversity for diversity’s sake” over all other metrics for gauging achievement has reduced merit and hard work to second-class virtues. Rewarding illegal aliens with amnesty has cheapened the sacrifices of those lawful immigrants who have struggled to integrate into their new home countries. Allowing delusional men to dominate women’s sports has cheated female athletes of a fair playing field for pursuing excellence. In ways big and small, “woke” governments, corporations, and academic institutions cheat Western citizens of the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of their own labors. Of course, systemic cheating is disguised in language that sounds noble. “Woke” Marxists use “fairness” jiujitsu to force disingenuous and unprincipled change.
Revolver.news; You won’t hear about Alexander Bulakhov. He’s a white man murdered in front of his wife and child by a black man and woman…
In Biden’s America, we get half the story, if we’re lucky. If it doesn’t align with the administration’s narrative, it’s either ignored or skimmed over. Take, for instance, the case of 15 diverse, equitable, and inclusive teenagers who beat a white teen to death, which was reported as “a group of people” attacking “a teenager.” This downplays the hate crime element to fit the media’s narrative about black victims and “evil” white people. And there are numerous other stories like this across the country that you probably won’t hear about. Here’s one such example: the case of Alexander Bulakhov, an employee at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Alexander was shot and killed by two black people in front of his wife and child. Memphis has turned into such a cesspool of hate and crime.
Herlihy: Biden judicial nominee appears stumped by basic legal terms: ‘I’m not sure’
A nominee for a district judgeship in Oklahoma struggled during her nomination hearing on Wednesday to define basic terms for orders issued regularly by judges. Sara E. Hill, who is nominated by President Biden to be the district judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, was grilled by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., on the Senate Judiciary Committee about basic legal and Constitutional terms and definitions — a practice that’s become usual for him in recent months after several nominees have struggled to pass his tests. When Kennedy asked Hill the difference between a “stay” order and an “injunction” order — two orders frequently issued by federal courts — Hill stumbled through her answers.
Read more/Watch the 52 second hearing clip: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-nominee-incapable-of-defining-basic-legal-terms-used-regularly-by-judges
Whedon: Senators press Biden admin on efforts to extradite Venezuela’s Maduro
pair of Republican senators on Wednesday pressed Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on efforts by the Biden administration to extradite Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The Venezuelan leader came to power in 2013 and was officially reelected in 2018, in a contest widely viewed as a sham by international observers and he has effectively ruled as a dictator. The Department of Justice in 2020 announced indictments against him over an alleged conspiracy with a Columbian terrorist group to spread cocaine within the United States. “We are deeply concerned about the ability of Nicolas Maduro [sic], a fugitive of U.S. justice, to elude arrest and extradition despite numerous international trips since January 2021,” wrote Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley and Idaho GOP Sen. James Risch. “[W]e have noted that Maduro has traveled at least three times since January 2021 to countries with which the United States has extradition treaties,” they added.
Donlevy: Swarm of ‘violent’ anti-Israel protesters ‘begging for ceasefire’ clash with Capitol cops outside DNC HQ; 6 officers injured
Hundreds of “violent” anti-Israel protesters clashed with Capitol Police in Washington Wednesday evening during a rally outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters, prompting its evacuation. Video shows dozens of officers in riot gear desperately pushing back the unruly protesters as they charged toward the Canal Street and Ivy Street, SE building. The demonstrators — many wearing black shirts that read “Cease Fire Now” — were also seen trying to grab hold of metal barricades as the officers rushed in to make arrests. About 150 people were “illegally and violently protesting” outside the office, Capitol Police wrote on X.
Read more/ Watch the 58 second video: https://nypost.com/2023/11/15/news/hundreds-of-violent-anti-israel-protesters-clash-with-capitol-police/
PEACEFULLY AND PATRIOTICALLY HAVE YOUR VOICES HEARD
ThePricklyPear.org: IMPORTANT VIDEO: The Last Line of Defense
Editors’ Note: At The Prickly Pear, we often run as many as ten fresh videos a day. We think all of them are important or we would not select them. But as with most things, some videos are more important, and more eloquent, than others. With so little time, and so much to read or see, it is easy for something like this to get lost in the mass of online information. We find this video to be one of the most important speeches that we have ever heard. It comes at an important time, with moral clarity and moral courage that we can all use right now. We highly recommend that you find the time to listen to this entire address. And then, we hope you will take the advice that she gives at the end. In whatever capacity you can, you need to stand up and fight. There are many ways to fight the leftist, woke and dangerous, yes, murderous trends that are endangering our nation, our culture, our liberty, and our American way of life. The key point is to fight, to resist in any way you can to turn our current national crisis back toward the foundational American values and beliefs that made our nation the greatest force of good ever in history.
Read more/Watch the 38:34 minute speech: https://thepricklypear.org/the-last-line-of-defense/
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES
TheLibertyDaily: FLASHBACK: Pres. Trump Powerfully Ties Child Vaccines to Autism at 2016 GOP Debate: ‘Like a Horse’
Watch the 1:19 minute debate video: https://rumble.com/v3vt400-flashback-pres.-trump-powerfully-ties-child-vaccines-to-autism-at-2016-gop-.html
Wells: Report: Banking Czar, Nikki Haley in Private Talks
JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has been having private talks with 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on the global economy and believes she might be able to unite the country, Axios reported Tuesday. Citing a top banking source, Axios reported that Dimon’s phone conversations with Haley are a clear sign of growing donor enthusiasm for her campaign. Dimon reportedly is impressed with Haley’s grasp of the economy and her understanding that growth can be driven by business and government working together.
Revolver.news: Nikki Haley caught on camera proving exactly why she’s the worst woman for any job…
One thing even Democrats acknowledge about the Republican base (and even independents) is that immigration is a top issue. […] It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Nikki Haley was recently caught on camera proving why she is the worst candidate for the White House job—or any job for that matter. Haley looked and sounded like the most out-of-touch politician on planet Earth while speaking to a crowd in New Hampshire. She echoed the moldy, outdated globalist mantra, claiming that America needs to increase immigration to fill jobs Americans won’t take. This pathetic incident underscores once again that Nikki Haley represents the interests of donors, not We, the people.
Read more/Watch the 41 second video: https://revolver.news/2023/11/nikki-haley-caught-on-camera-proving-exactly-why-shes-the-worst-woman-for-any-job/
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
Bowman: House Speaker Mike Johnson endorses Trump for president
House Speaker Mike Johnson took sides in the presidential primary on Tuesday, endorsing former President Donald Trump. Johnson’s endorsement breaks with his predecessor, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who had declined to back a candidate in the GOP primary. Party leaders from both sides in Congress have often stayed neutral until a presumptive nominee emerged from the primaries. “I’m all in for President Trump,” Johnson told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday. “I expect he’ll be our nominee. He’s going to win it and we have to make [President Joe] Biden a one-term president.”
Ballasy: Bark but no bite: Despite intense criticism, the GOP’s main impeachment targets remain safe
The GOP’s main targets for impeachment within the Biden administration all remain safe for the time being despite the introduction of multiple impeachment resolutions. Efforts to impeach Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Attorney General Merrick Garland, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Chris Wray and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have so far fallen flat in the GOP-led House of Representatives.
Speaker Mike Johnso: Lots of misleading headlines. Take a look at what I actually said here:
Watch the 1:46 minute interview on X/Twitter.
TheLibertyDaily: 80-Year-Old Democrat Forgets She Just Voted to Prevent a Shutdown So MTG Kindly Reminds Her
Daily Wire News: WATCH: Rashida Tlaib Refuses To Apologize For Supporting Elimination Of Israel
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) refused to apologize for using genocidal language calling for the extermination of the state of Israel when confronted by a reporter this week about the matter. Tlaib has promoted Hamas terrorist propaganda in the weeks following their unprecedented attack against Israel where they murdered 1,200 Israelis, wounded 5,300, and kidnapped 240.
THE FIGHT FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY
(H/T CFP) Catherine and Gregg posted on X: just when you think you’ve seen it all… we were preparing to beginning streaming the 2020 surveillance video onto http://open.ink. we connected some Gwinnett county, a video to a new advanced ai video review server not only do we have the dropbox video, but they appear to accidentally have provided all of the video from Gwinnett central count. We were told it didn’t exist. Here’s a few screen caps.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: SEVER THE PARENT/CHILD BOND
Huff: New Jersey SUED for secretly HARVESTING blood from newborns without consent from parents
The Institute for Justice (IJ) has filed a lawsuit against the State of New Jersey alleging that a secret government program is allowing for the harvesting and saving of newborn blood without the knowledge or consent of the babies’ parents. Whenever a child is born in New Jersey, the state government can collect and use DNA from the blood samples “for any reason, without informed consent from parents,” IJ says. The case charges that state law in New Jersey currently requires that whenever a baby is born, its blood must be collected and tested for various diseases, a policy similar to what other states require. “But, after the testing is over, New Jersey’s Department of Health keeps the leftover blood for 23 years,” IJ warns about what differentiates New Jersey’s newborn blood-testing policies from those of other states’. “The state does not ask parents for their consent to keep their babies’ blood, failing to even inform parents that it will hold on to the residual blood. […] “What makes New Jersey’s program so uniquely disturbing is the complete lack of safeguards for future abuse and the lack of consent, which leave the program ripe for abuse,” Hebert is quoted as saying.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT
Duffy-Alfonso: Sabrina Carpenter’s Feminist Music Video Celebrates The Gruesome Killing Of Men
It’s not often in popular culture that mainstream feminism bares its fangs and owns up to its true nature without hiding behind the “all we want is equality” mantra. But that’s exactly what happened last week, when ex-Disney star turned mediocre pop singer Sabrina Carpenter posted the music video for her new single “Feather,” where she desecrates a Catholic church and glorifies the killing of men. Thus far, the video has garnered over 6 million views. Feather creates a fantasy world that finds Carpenter enabling and enjoying the deaths of the men who hit on her. In the first scene, a group of men, distracted from catcalling Carpenter, are struck by a truck, to which Carpenter responds with a simple shrug. In another part of the video, […] Feminism Is Cancer Carpenter’s feminist “utopia” is disturbing. She stokes division and hatred between the sexes. She degrades and objectifies herself and then acts shocked and vengeful when others do not respect her for it. She flips feminine instinct on its head, showcasing a disordered desire for women to watch their male counterparts die gory deaths for the crime of poorly expressed sexual desire. Of course, the reason many modern men fail to express themselves properly is largely thanks to secular culture, which rejects the West’s long-held moral code. Carpenter’s desecration of a church is powerfully symbolic of her rejection and disrespect toward Christianity, which is the solution to all the social ills showcased in the video.
THE DEMOCRAT LED WAR AGAINST WOMEN
Elordi: Sorority Terminates Membership Of Two Alumnae After They Supported Lawsuit To Boot Trans-Identifying Member
Two women were removed as alumnae of their sorority after pushing for the sorority to allow only biological women as members. Patsy Levang and Cheryl Tuck-Smith were expelled from Kappa Kappa Gamma after they supported and fundraised for a lawsuit to remove Artemis Langford, a trans-identifying biological male as a member. The two women had been affiliated with the sorority for 50 years before they were expelled. Levang had previously been a Kappa Kappa Gamma National Foundation president. “My heart was saddened when the current six council members voted me out. However, I will not be quiet about the truth,” Levang said in a statement.
WAR IN ISRAEL
VDH: When Has War Even Been ‘Proportional?’
roportionality in war is a synonym for lethal stalemate, if not defeat. When two sides go at it with roughly equal forces, weapons, and strategies, the result is often a horrific deadlock—like the four years of toxic trench warfare on the Western Front of World War I that resulted in 12 million fatalities.
The purpose of war is to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible with the least number of causalities—and thereby achieve political ends. So, every side aims to find superior strategies, tactics, weapons, and manpower to ensure as great a disproportionate advantage as possible. Hamas is no exception.
Its savage precivilizational strategy to defeat Israel hinged on doing disproportionate things Israel either cannot or will not do.
(11/15/23) Johnson: INSIDE AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL
IDF Lt. Col. (reserve) Jonathan Conricus is the spokesman who has become one of our favorites in Israel’s current war on Hamas. Conricus arrived on the scene at the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City a few hours ago to document the ocular proof demanded by the AP of the Hamas way of war. The video seems almost to be addressed to the Hamasniks inside the AP. Hamas must have abandoned the hospital in a hurry. The video documents the guns, ammo, laptop, and other terrorist paraphernalia left behind — left behind the MRIs in the radiology wing of the hospital.
Read more/Watch the 6:59 minute report: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/11/inside-al-shifa-hospital.php
Barkoukis: Here’s What Happened When an Injured Gazan Man Told the Truth About Hamas During Al Jazeera Broadcast
During an interview broadcast Tuesday from the Al-Aqsa Hospital in Gaza, an Al Jazeera reporter asked an elderly man whether he was surprised by a recent Israeli air strike he was reportedly injured in. While the man criticized the IDF, the interview took a turn when he asked why Hamas hides “among the people.” “Why are they hiding among the people? They can go to hell and hide there…” When the reporter turned his back on the man mid-sentence, he appears to kick him.
Read more/Watch the 44 sec. video: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/11/16/man-at-gaza-hospital-criticizes-hamas-for-hiding-among-civilians-then-kicks-reporter-for-cutting-away-n2631225
DISCOVER THE NETWORKS: SQUAD MEMBER ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ
Born in the Bronx, New York, on October 13, 1989, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was raised by a mother from Puerto Rico and a father who had graduated from the Pratt Institute and was a founder of Kirschenbaum & Ocasio-Roman Architects (KORA). Because of the father’s role in establishing the firm, KORA operated as a “certified minority business enterprise,” a designation that came with an assortment of significant privileges – most notably, special preference in the awarding of lucrative government contracts. Beginning in 1991, when she was two years old, Ocasio-Cortez was raised in Yorktown Heights — an affluent, mostly-white town in Westchester County, New York. After her father died from cancer in September 2008, Ocasio-Cortez went on to earn degrees in both economics and international relations at Boston University. During her time as a student there, she also worked for the late Senator Ted Kennedy on matters involving immigration and foreign affairs.
TUCKER ON X
Schaefer: Ep. 39 Candace Owens responds to Ben Shapiro.
TIMESTAMPS: (00:00) Candace is attacked – even when she’s right (4:27) Ben Shapiro’s comments (12:50) The emotional response to news out of Israel (23:05) Nikki Haley vs. free speech (30:34) 2024 predictions
Watch the 39:35 minute video on X/Twitter.
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Noah: George W. Bush Makes Another HUGE Admission?
The Freudian slip of a lifetime? Or….”out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks…”? It’s not the first time this has happened, and I’ll share those other instances with you down below, but this is a biggie. […] We all thought the Bushes were great patriots….great Republicans. In fact, we thought the battle was Republican vs. Democrat. We know better now. Now we see it for what it really is….globalists vs. nationalists. Those who hate America and want to destroy it vs. those who LOVE America. We see clearly now.
Read more/Watch short video clips: https://100percentfedup.com/george-w-bush-makes-another-huge-admission/
Rucker: Former NFL Player Devon Wylie Dies Suddenly at 35
Another former professional athlete has died suddenly with no cause of death listed in media reports. Devon Wylie, a 35-year-old former NFL wide receiver for nine teams, is the latest to join the growing list of young and otherwise healthy current and former athletes to die mysteriously. . . .
Price: Derek Chauvin claims new evidence shows he didn’t cause George Floyd’s death, attempts to overturn conviction
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is making another attempt to overturn his federal civil rights conviction in the 2020 murder of George Floyd. Chauvin, who was back in court Wednesday, is claiming that new evidence shows he didn’t cause Floyd’s death in Minnesota. In a motion filed in federal court Monday, Chauvin said he never would have pleaded guilty in 2021 if he had known about the theories of a Kansas pathologist, whom he had been in contact with in February. Chauvin is asking the judge who presided over his trial to throw out his civil rights conviction and order a new trial, or at least a hearing for him to present the new evidence.
Costescu: He’s a Communist Trust Fund Baby Who Inherited Millions. Now, He’s Using Daddy’s Money To Harass Jews.
Earlier this year, avowed communist James “Fergie” Chambers secured “multiple hundreds of millions of dollars” from his family, which controls the Cox Enterprises empire. Now, he’s using his inheritance to bankroll a far-left activist group that’s harassing Jews across the country. Chambers, whose billionaire father James Cox Chambers co-owns the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, in July revealed that he cut ties with his family, securing a significant payout from Cox Enterprises in the process. Months later, following Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist assault on Israel, Chambers began using that money to pay the legal fees for members of Palestine Action U.S., a radical group that is targeting Israeli businesses and other friends of the Jewish state with vandalism and harassment. Those actions, Chambers says, are part of a broader effort to popularize coordinated attacks against Jews and their allies. […] Chambers, who serves as Palestine Action U.S.’s spokesman in addition to his role as the group’s benefactor, has long espoused radical beliefs. He serves as general secretary and founder of the Berkshire Communists, a Massachusetts-based group that uses “agitational methods” to combat “the structural oppression of bourgeois fascism and its protectors.”
O’Neill: A dark day for British democracy
This is a dark day for British democracy. Five people you’ve probably never heard of, and definitely never voted for, have ruled in their infinite wisdom that the UK government is forbidden from enacting the Rwanda policy to deal with illegal immigration. So the desires of ministers voted into power by us do not matter. The beliefs of the public, growing numbers of whom back the Rwanda policy, do not matter. The hard-fought-for principle that policy should be decided by the elected, not by princes, priests or posh men and women in wigs, does not matter. All that matters, it seems, is the feeling and opinion of a few judges. That overrides everything. This is an act of judicial tyranny. […] The UK Supreme Court announced this morning . . .
Reuters: France Issues Arrest Warrant for Syrian President Assad
French judges have issued arrest warrants for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, his brother Maher al-Assad, and two other senior officials over the use of banned chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, a judicial source said on Wednesday. The arrest warrants—which refer to charges of complicity in crimes against humanity and complicity in war crimes—follow a criminal investigation into chemical attacks in the town of Douma and the district of Eastern Ghouta in August 2013, attacks which killed more than 1,000 people.
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