Jordon Boyd contributor to The Federalist: While the Department of Justice works overtime to imprison top political foe and 2024 presidential poll leader, former President Donald Trump, over mishandling classified documents, Special Counsel Robert Hur plans to let President Joe Biden off scot-free.
Micah Meadowcroft contributor to The American Conservative: The goal is clear: to make unapologetic conservative Christianity unacceptable in public life. Mike Johnson is being called a Christian nationalist because, while he may not identify as such, he is one, according to the progressive frame. So long as progressives control the frame of Christian nationalism, they can suggest it is disqualifying. One response is to own it, for evangelicals to redefine it for themselves; that conversation is happening. But to wrest the frame from those who hate conservative Christians participating in politics, who will call you a Christian nationalist no matter what you say, the first step is to not care.
Ben Voth contributor to American Thinker: Osama Bin Laden was unworthy of the proper Islamic burial he was afforded by U.S. military forces that captured and killed him in the nation of Pakistan that was hiding him in 2011. It is an unfortunate shame that among the many sins of our American educational system, one must include the current minds venting on Tik Tok that their ‘eyes have been opened’ by Bin Laden’s letter to America. Such foolish ravings are what impressed young fools in Germany who read Mein Kampf and found themselves ready to unleash one of humanity’s most dreadful crimes: The Holocaust.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine warns about Tik Tok: Giving Hollywood and public school teachers control of our kids was a bad idea. Giving Chinese Communist algorithms control over our kids is a much worse idea.
Richard C. Lyons contributor to American Thinker: In the vast reaches of Arabia, Moses was adopted by Muhammad into Islam as one of the greatest prophets—but under Islam, the laws of Moses do not ultimately protect his people, the Jews, from the sacrifice demanded by Muslims. Under Muhammed’s law, the Jews must renounce the right to their faith or they must die for it. Under the tenets of Islam, neither Jews nor anyone else have rights beneath Islam’s absolute claims, not even to that life protected by the laws of one of their foremost prophets, Moses.
Anonymous contributor to The Federalist: If you have a daughter, you have a daughter. Her preferred clothing and activities do not define her, particularly when she’s young. Maybe she just finds pants more comfortable or likes playing in the dirt more than playing with a Barbie. If you let her grow up as a girl, those preferences may stick or they may, as in our case, shift in more traditionally feminine ways. In either case, it is not our job as parents to guide them toward self-destruction, but toward self-fulfillment and flourishing.
Edward J. Erler contributor to The American Mind: We should have been prepared for the praise of the morality of cannibalism. I, for one, have been prepared for it for years. Friends, casual acquaintances, and bystanders have endured my discussions, sometimes polemics and even screeds, on how the result of progressive thought would ultimately be cannibalism. All those many years ago, it sounded utterly fantastic, but when I first heard the claims from anthropologists and other social scientists that opposition to cannibalism was merely western food aversion—in other words, an irrational prejudice—I knew that cannibalism was coming.
Samuel Margold-Linett contributor to The Federalist: In case you were unaware, we are in the middle of Transgender Awareness Week. The week preceding Thanksgiving (an antiquated Christofacist tradition), cities, corporations, and citizens alike are compelled to celebrate America’s new priestly caste, culminating in the high holy day of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. Genuflections, child sacrifice, and, of course, awareness abound during this November, which also happens to be Trans Awareness Month. The stated goals of Transgender Awareness Week, Transgender Day of Awareness, and Trans Awareness Month are to “celebrate” trans-identifying individuals and to “educate” the public about the supposed onslaught of violence being perpetrated against them.
BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & HIS FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF
Sundance: New York Appellate Judge Stops Ridiculous New York Gag Order of President Trump
Everything happening in/around the courtroom of Judge Engoron in New York City has been ridiculous in the extreme. Even left leaning pundits and political commentators have begun to retreat from the fevered pace of the NY civil case because they can see the appeals court intervening. Earlier today appellate judge David Friedman finally intervened in the insufferable gag order and put some common sense back into the case putting a stay on the lower court order.
Revolver.news: There’s more going on with the Georgia ballot case and attorney resignations than you’re being told…
As you’ve probably heard, in a surprising development, two defense attorneys abruptly resigned from the Georgia ballot case. The case surrounds the accusation that thousands of GA ballots were actually counterfeit. So, why did the two defense attorneys jump ship like that? An IT expert named Kevin Kelton suggests that the county might be gearing up to admit they’ve destroyed the ballots in question. If true, this puts Fulton County in a heap of legal trouble. Destroying evidence during a case often signals guilt. But there’s more at stake here—are we witnessing a coverup? […] The phrase “Justice delayed is justice denied” aptly describes the current situation. Many believe that the defense attorneys have foreseen this unraveling and want no part of it. Hence, they walked away. Now, the question is: . . .
Frontpage Magazine: Restoration Video: Whence the Conservative Movement?
Ned Ryun and Michael Anton address the question: Will “America First” prevail?
Watch the 52 minute panel discussion: https://www.frontpagemag.com/restoration-video-whence-the-conservative-movement/
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
Meadowcroft: Mike Johnson’s Christian Nationalism—And Yours
Some labels are just about chasing normal people out of the polite mainstream. As if you had not been told already, hardly a day goes by without a headline reminding us that, after something of an autumnal carnival, habemus—we have a speaker of the House. A theme has emerged in the media coverage. Mike Johnson is a “Christian nationalist,” we are told over and over again, in pieces from Time, from Politico, and from New York Magazine, from Salon, from the Washington Post, and from the New York Times (those are just the outlets you have heard of). And if, as the Jesus and John Wayne author Kristen Du Mez said on MSNBC this weekend, they mean by that tag just what sociologists have labeled “Christian nationalism,” then they are right, so far as it goes. But throat-clearing clarifications that this is a non-pejorative academic label should feel like fig leaves, surrounded as they always are by the breathless language of danger, fear, and condemnation. […] You perhaps think your identity as a Christian is essential to your identity and actions as a citizen, because—though Christ’s kingdom is not of this world—you are a Christian citizen in a country that is made a nation by the rule of “we the people.” Thus, being your authentic self just like a good liberal, you believe you are your best as an American when you don’t hide your faith in public, especially in participating in political life. You are a good citizen because you try to be a good Christian, and it wouldn’t occur to you to pretend that’s not the case. You probably think America has been “a Christian nation,” or at least had a Christian society, and that God has blessed this country.
Carney: Jordan ramps up probe into financial institutions in wake of Jan. 6
House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan is ramping up a probe into how financial institutions shared customer information in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Jordan (R-Ohio) on Thursday compelled Bank of America to turn over records related to information sharing with the FBI, according to a copy of the subpoena first obtained by POLITICO. Bank of America “has refused to provide the committee and select subcommittee with the filing it turned over to the FBI,” Jordan wrote in a letter to Bank of America’s CEO. The subpoena comes after Jordan and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) announced earlier this year they were investigating the financial institution and requested a tranche of records. Jordan noted in his Thursday letter that so far they had received 223 pages of documents responsive to the request.
Phillips: EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans launch investigation into whether Code Pink – the rabble-rousing activists who have shut down hearings and demanded Pentagon budget be cut – are secretly funded by the Chinese Communist Party
The anti-war progressive group has advocated for the Pentagon to reduce its military budget as a way to fight climate change, among other causes. The letter from the Republicans, obtained by DailyMail.com and addressed to Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, raises concerns over her husband’s ties to the CCP.
Evans is married to Connecticut-born tech entrepreneur Neville Roy Singham, a self-proclaimed socialist and mega-wealthy benefactor of ‘far-left causes’ who is based in Shanghai, China. Code Pink is a 501(C)3 non-profit that frequently interrupts hearings and floor proceedings on Capitol Hill. As of late the group has been leading pro-Palestine protests in D.C. and across the nation. […] Code Pink once criticized China’s human rights record and treatment of its Muslim Uyghur minority. The group now has a campaign listed on its website entitled ‘China is Not our Enemy.’
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES
(H/T JC) McKay: The Toxic Femininity & Abominable Karenism of Nikki Haley
She should be a pariah among conservatives. I’ll admit it, and regular readers of this column have already seen dribs and drabs of this, but I simply can’t stand Nikki Haley. She represents so many awful and insufficient things about the pre-Trump Republican Party that they might not fit in a single entry in this space.
So I won’t even try. I’ll forego the discussion of Haley’s idiotic and cowardly participation in the Taliban-at-Bamiyan bowdlerization of South Carolina’s historical landmarks following the Dylann Roof mass murders at a black church. I’ll leave off talking about her non-stop neocon warmongering. I’ll leave her post–Jan. 6 disavowals of Donald Trump alone. Instead, I’ll restrict this conversation to two items Haley inflicted on the American public on Tuesday, either of which, in its own right, would be disqualifying and, in tandem, should make her a pariah among conservatives. I’ll call them the Toxic Femininity Moment and the Abominable Karenism Moment. We’ll start with the Toxic Femininity Moment, which was a continuation of Haley’s shrill attacks on Vivek Ramaswamy. Haley said this: What Ramaswamy said in that Republican presidential “kids’ table” debate about the horrifically underperforming Ronna McDaniel had absolutely nothing to do with her sex. His criticisms gave McDaniel . . . And what Ramaswamy said about NBC debate moderator Kristen Welker — who shamelessly and irresponsibly pushed the Trump–Russia hoax on MSNBC audiences for two years until there was no more blood in that turnip — had nothing to do with Welker’s sex, and Ramaswamy similarly showed more respect for Welker as a professional than did Haley in her defense. Ramaswamy directed his criticisms of Welker at her job performance and said she wasn’t qualified to moderate a Republican presidential debate given the Democrat partisanship she’s shown throughout her career. That had nothing to do with the fact that Welker is female.
Read more at The Spectator.
Benny Johnson posted on X: 🚩 RED FLAG 🚩 Nikki Haley says you’re not allowed to “criticize” her or RNC Chair Ronna McRomeny because they are both “women” This is intersectional feminist identity politics in practice. Nikki Haley is Hillary Clinton. Repulsive. Disqualifying.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Greenfield: Either Get Rid of TikTok or Just Surrender to China
In its latest social experiment, Communist China decided to test an algorithm to see if it could get social media influencers and idiot kids under its control on TikTok to come out for Osama bin Laden. Worked pretty well. Now that the test is over, TikTok announced that the Osama trend has been shut down. But it was successful. […] Giving Hollywood and public school teachers control of our kids was a bad idea. Giving Chinese Communist algorithms control over our kids is a much worse idea. A TikTok influencer went viral this week for promoting Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America.” […] If we can’t ban TikTok, then why bother fighting? Forget standing up for Taiwan, the South China Sea or Hawaii. We can’t even manage to stand up for our kids and our country.
Alexander: Megyn Kelly slams ‘parents of all these losers’ as Gen-Zers share vile videos of Osama bin Laden’s 2002 ‘Letter to America’: ‘You were likely boozing, marching for some left-wing cause and/or simply ignoring your kids’
Megyn Kelly on Thursday condemned the parents of young people who recently ‘discovered’ Osama bin Laden’s 2002 defense of the 9/11 attacks, saying they had failed to educate their children. Discussion of the ‘Letter to America’ has surged on TikTok in recent days, with young people describing the screed as revelatory and insightful. Bin Laden justified the terror atrocity by arguing that America’s support for Israel‘s right to exist made Americans legitimate targets. TikTok is working to remove the videos using the hashtag, but Kelly said the fault lay with parents. ‘To the parents of all of these losers suddenly persuaded by the deranged musings of the man who murdered 3k American innocents: you failed,’ she wrote on X. ‘You were likely boozing, marching for some L-wing cause and/or simply ignoring your kids. ‘You failed to teach wrong from right, a proper moral code, a love of country and perspective on America’s role in the world.’ […] With barely-concealed fury, Kelly said their attitude was ‘unbelievable’, and said it was a damning indictment on American society. ‘Their parents failed them, their educators failed them, corporate America continues to fail them, the media continues to fail them, and it’s the fight for our lives,’ she said.
Read more/Watch the 13:52 minute video: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12759773/megyn-kelly-tiktok-letter-america-osama-bin-laden.html
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Klein: UN Security Council Resolution on Gaza War Passes Without Condemning Hamas
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution on November 15th that calls for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors” for “a sufficient number of days” to allow full, rapid, safe, and unhindered access for UN agencies and partners throughout Gaza. […] Although the resolution is fundamentally flawed in at least three respects, the Biden administration decided to abstain rather than veto the resolution as it should have done. Moral clarity was sacrificed at the altar of the globalist impulse to please the so-called “international community.” First, the resolution inexcusably fails to condemn Hamas’ genocidal attack on October 7th. […] Second, the resolution contains no set time limit on the “pauses,” leaving it up to the United Nations to determine what constitutes “a sufficient number of days” to achieve full, rapid, safe, and unhindered humanitarian access throughout Gaza. Hamas will undoubtedly […] Third, while calling for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas and “other groups,” the resolution does not demand the release of all hostages as a precondition for any Gaza-wide “pause” to take effect. Note too […] In the end, by not vetoing this fundamentally flawed resolution that omitted such a condemnation of Hamas’ genocidal actions, the Biden administration succumbed to the UN’s customary anti-Israel bias and double standard.
Read more at Canada Free Press.
Cox & Earle: China issues furious rebuke after Biden again branded President Xi ‘a dictator’ hours after the pair held clear-the-air talks: Beijing blasts comments ‘wrong, irresponsible manipulation’
China has issued a damning reply to U.S. President Joe Biden‘s comments that he still considers President Xi Jinping ‘a dictator’, just hours after the pair held clear-the-air talks in California. China’s foreign ministry said it ‘strongly opposes’ the ‘wrong and irresponsible’ remarks. Biden said Wednesday: ‘He’s a dictator in the sense that he is a guy who runs a country that is a communist country that’s based on a form of government totally different than ours.’ Beijing’s spokesperson Mao Ning told reporters at a routine briefing Thursday: ‘This statement is extremely wrong and irresponsible political manipulation.
‘It should be pointed out that there will always be some people with ulterior motives who attempt to incite and damage U.S.-China relations, they are doomed to fail.’
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
Richter: Pro-Palestine group gives out NYC map calling for ‘direct action’ on landmarks as city blasts ‘hateful rhetoric’ and alerts the NYPD
A pro-Palestine group has called for ‘direct action’ to ‘globalize intifada’ as they shared a map of well-known New York City landmarks on Instagram. The graphic specified famous buildings and companies in the Big Apple that have ties to Israel or are media companies. The page that posted the map goes by the name Within Our Lifetime and has described itself as a Palestinian-led community organization that’s said, ‘We will free Palestine.’ ‘Each of the locations on this map reflects the location of an office of an enemy of both the Palestinian people and colonized people all over the world, the group stated, according to the New York Post. ‘Today and beyond, these locations will be sites for popular mobilization in defense of our people,’ the post read.
Gleason: Terror Attacks on American Soil Are Imminent
In a recent article I pointed out that the conflict in Israel is very important, but it’s a distraction from another major goal: an attack against the United States that would make 9/11 pale in comparison. Remember, Israel is the “Little Satan” but the U.S. is the “Great Satan.” […] As the damning evidence grows for impeachment of Biden, a devastating attack on the U.S. could be the very thing that would keep the insanely power-hungry Democrats in charge. I wouldn’t put it past them to allow such a horror in their own country. Remember, those aligned against America are totally fine with the deaths caused by creating and spreading genetically-engineered diseases, and forcing ordinary Americans (and our military personnel) to take a “vaccine” that kills. They have disregarded our Constitution and laws by weaponizing our judicial system against peaceful protesters on January 6th and Trump’s efforts to run for election in 2024.
Read more at American Thinker.
Spencer: The Most Chilling Aspect of the Anti-Israel Demonstrations
What it means when mobs chant “Khaybar, Khaybar!” […] it has been heard at pro-Hamas demonstrations all over the country. I remember being shocked to hear it from anti-Israel protesters in New York City back in 2014, but by now it has become commonplace at such protests. The chant means “Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad shall return.” There is an unmistakable hint of violence in the warning that an army will be along, but one can hear Islamic apologists and their Leftist allies now explaining that the “army of Muhammad,” the prophet of Islam, simply stands for all that is good and true, making the chant nothing more than a declaration that the righteous will prevail over the sinful. Unfortunately, however, the army of Muhammad was more than just a band of spiritual warriors. […] Thus when modern-day Muslims invoke Khaybar, they are recalling an aggressive surprise raid by Muhammad that resulted in the final eradication of the once considerable Jewish presence in Arabia. To jihadists, Khaybar means the destruction of the Jews and the seizure of their property by the Muslims. The fact that modern pro-Palestine demonstrators want exactly that is all too clear.
WAR IN ISRAEL
Glick: Israel’s strategic imperative
As of now, it appears that owing either to U.S. insistence or the Israel Defense Forces’ operational preferences, Israel is leaning towards keeping the issue of Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon on the back burner in the hopes of not having to engage Iran’s most powerful proxy force directly. The argument presented on behalf of this approach is that by defeating Hamas completely and reducing Gaza to rubble, Israel will deter Hezbollah from attacking it for the foreseeable future. While reasonable in theory, this view appears to ignore two key aspects of the strategic equation. First, we need to understand what it means that Hamas and its partners/trainers/suppliers/bosses in Iran and Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon planned this war for two years. With two years to prepare, we should assume they gamed all possible scenarios and planned for them, including Israel’s current operation in the Gaza Strip. Israeli commentators like to insist that Hamas was doubtlessly taken by surprise by the ferocity of Israel’s response to their one-day Holocaust. But given their meticulous planning, this assertion is highly unlikely. The second thing we need to consider is the nature of our enemy. Hamas, Hezbollah and the Iranian regime do not care about the societies they control. They are jihadists. In their religious war, all Muslims are obligated to participate. Some are destined to be fighters and martyrs. Some are tasked with serving as human shields. Hamas doesn’t care if Gaza is reduced to rubble if its cause of reducing Israel to rubble is advanced. This brings us to Hezbollah.
Nazar: Who is Hezbollah?
Following Hamas’s terrorist attack against Israel in October, Hezbollah, or “The Party of God,” an Iran-backed Shiite Lebanese terrorist group, has joined in the conflict, attempting to open a second front against Israel. But who is Hezbollah? Hezbollah emerged as a powerful political and military force in Lebanon. Following Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982 to expel the secular Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were sent to Lebanon to work with the country’s Shiite community to push Israel out of Beirut. In the city of Tyre, Hezbollah, with support from Tehran, employed suicide bombings via car bombs against Israeli forces, leading to shocking and devastating losses. The group later bombed the United Staes embassy and Marine barracks through truck bombs, shocking the international community. As a result of the group’s actions, the US government pulled all military forces out of Lebanon, granting Iran and Hezbollah a political victory. As Lebanon’s Shiite community grew more and more supportive of Hezbollah, the IRCG began expanding its operations in Southern Lebanon, assisting with the group’s official creation in 1985. The newly-created Iran proxy vowed to resist Israeli occupation and champion the rights of Lebanon’s Shiite population.
Michaelson: ‘All men 16 years and above, raise your hands’: how al-Shifa raid unfolded
Witnesses told Reuters that tanks entered the complex at 3am and that one parked in front of the emergency department. Mohammed Zaqout, the director of hospitals in the territory, said Israeli soldiers entered the emergency department and the surgery building, which also contains intensive care units. An official at the Hamas-run health ministry told AFP he could see “dozens of soldiers and commandos inside the emergency and reception buildings”. Witnesses who spoke to the BBC and AFP said Israeli soldiers used loudspeakers to demand that all males aged between 16 and 40 leave every part of the hospital complex other than the surgical and emergency wings and enter the hospital courtyard. “All men 16 years and above, raise your hands,” a soldier shouted in accented Arabic, according to a journalist speaking to AFP. “Exit the building towards the courtyard and surrender,” the soldier ordered.
About 1,000 Palestinian males, their hands above their heads, were soon led into the vast hospital courtyard, some of them stripped naked by Israeli soldiers checking them for weapons or explosives, the journalist said.
Bunyan: Goodbye, my brave daughter: Heartbroken mother weeps over the coffin of Noa Marciano after she and another hostage were found dead in hospital complex where Israel is searching for Hamas HQ
The heartbroken mother of a soldier held captive by Hamas terrorists today wept over her daughter’s coffin after the 19-year-old and another hostage were found dead in Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital complex. […] The heartbroken mother had been told earlier this week that Noa, of the Combat Intelligence Collection Corps, had been killed after Hamas released a horrific video showing what appeared to be the 19-year-old’s dead body. Adi, who described Noa as a ‘girl of light and love’ and beloved big sister to her three siblings, had waited in anguish for news that her daughter’s body had been found.
That news came today, with the IDF confirming they had found the remains of Noa and another hostage Yehudit Weiss, 64, from a building adjacent to the hospital where Israeli soldiers are searching for a Hamas command centre.
NEXT ON THEIR LIST FOR DEMOCRATS TO NORMALIZE?
Erler: The Rise of Ethical Cannibalism
We should have seen this coming! The flagship publication of Hillsdale College, Imprimis, which the College claims has a readership of more than six million, has recently published an article by the current enfant terrible of conservatism, Christopher F. Rufo, entitled “Inside the Transgender Empire.” The article explores the question of how transgenderism became so successful, and especially how the transgendered and Drag Queens became so celebrated among the ruling elites. Rufo rehearses all the horrors that have been visited upon American society and politics by the transgender movement and, I believe, he thinks his analysis of that danger goes to the radical source of that danger. It does not! His analysis is not radical enough; it ignores the fact that the triumph of the transgender movement will inevitably lead to cannibalism. If you think that statement is too harsh for polite readers, read on. The Los Angeles Times has published not one but two rave reviews of a movie celebrating cannibalism. […] Liberation movements from the very beginning sought to free human beings from the restraints of nature and of nature’s god. Marx, of course, wasn’t the first, but his simple account is the easiest to explain. We create God to put moral restraints upon ourselves. Creating this non-human or divine source gives the restrains greater authority. But once we realize that God is only a myth or creation, it loses its authoritative power as a tool of oppression for the ruling classes. Once the proletariat seizes power in the inevitable dialectic of history, God, will be exposed as a fraud foisted on the people and can be dismissed. A new, secular morality will be designed […] Cannibalism, in radical contrast, doesn’t recognize human nature or nature in any form. It is the ultimate liberation—it is free from any restraints because it doesn’t recognize nature or nature’s God.
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: RAISING CONSERVATIVE KIDS IN A WOKE CITY: TEACHING HISTORICAL, ECONOMIC, AND BIOLOGICAL TRUTH BY STACY MANNING AND KATY FAUST
Woods: 3 Mom-Approved Tips For Keeping The Woke Mind Virus Away From Your Kids
Raising kids in an ever-increasing leftist culture is a daunting task. Not only do we have to talk about the birds and the bees with our children, but now we have to talk about the bees and the bees, the birds and the birds, the birds that look like bees, the bees that look like birds, and the bees that look like birds but still have a stinger. There is simply no avoiding our confusing world as we raise our children in the Twilight Zone (unless, of course, we resort to cave-living). Katy Faust and Stacy Manning set out to equip conservative parents on how to intentionally raise children in their latest book, Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. They both live in the trenches of left-wing Seattle where their children attend public schools. At school, they face backlash for being white, receive failing grades on school assignments containing factual realities, and get reprimanded due to their biblical worldview. Faust and Manning share examples of their rebel conservative kids dismantling flawed, illogical arguments from classroom ideologues (it’s fantastic!).
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Halff: NYC Mayor Eric Adams is forced to slash budget to cope with migrant crisis: NYPD officers are cut by a fifth and education takes a $1bn hit – after Mayor invited 120,000 desperate people to his ‘sanctuary city’
Mayor Eric Adams is being forced to slash New York City‘s budget to cope with the migrant crisis – after inviting 120,000 desperate people to his ‘sanctuary city.’ Adams warned New Yorkers on Thursday the migrant crisis would cause ‘painful’ budget cuts as he announced his administration’s budget for next year. The mayor announced a $110.5 billion budget, claiming cuts across all departments were necessary after the city spent $1.45 billion in fiscal 2023 on the migrant crisis. The city is predicted to spend approximately $12 billion on the ongoing migrant crisis within the next two years. The budget cuts would cause NYPD officers to be cut by a fifth, or 13.5 percent, by postponing the next five academy classes, bringing officers below 30,000 – down from 36,000. Education would also take a $1 billion hit over two years and it would cause a delay in the rollout of composting in the Bronx and Staten Island, causing reduced trash pick-ups as well as cuts to the city’s pre-K programs.
ADI Staff Reporter: Lawmakers Tell Tlaib Her “Extremist, Antisemitic Views Are Not Welcome in the State of Arizona”
A bipartisan group of Arizona legislators are pulling the welcome mat for pro-Hamas Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. Tlaib is scheduled to appear at an event on Friday at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and a fundraiser on Saturday at an undisclosed location. Arizona State Representatives Michael Carbone (R-25), Alma Hernandez (D-20), Alexander Kolodin (R-3), and Consuelo Hernandez (D-21) issued a statement on Thursday urging Arizonans to reject Tlaib and pray for 3-year-old United States citizen with ties to Arizona, Abigail Edan, who is being held hostage by Hamas: The State of Arizona is a safe place for Jews, both on and off campus, and the antisemitic rants regurgitated by SJP and others are not representative of Arizona values. Students supporting Israel have been verbally and physically assaulted on campus in recent days, requiring police escort during SJP rallies.
Tonkin: The terrifying sounds that hint Iceland’s volcano is ready to blow: Audio clip reveals the ‘exciting and scary’ seismic activity building around the Fagradalsfjall area
Iceland is bracing for a massive volcanic eruption that could wipe out an entire town, release toxic fumes and trigger widespread disruption. The country has ordered evacuations and declared a state of emergency as seismic activity ramps up around the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which is expected to blow in the coming days. Now, members of the public can listen to what this unnerving rumbling actually sounds like thanks to an app which transforms seismic frequencies into audible pitches. It is akin to doors slamming, hail pelting against a tin roof or window and people cracking trays of ice cubes, researchers say.
Read more/Listen to the 1:29 minute audio: : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-12761363/The-terrifying-sounds-hint-Icelands-volcano-ready-blow-Audio-clip-reveals-exciting-scary-seismic-activity-building-Fagradalsfjall-area.html
Unruh: How Pat Boone gave Israel ‘the 2nd Jewish national anthem’
American superstar Pat Boone, whose record sales during his peak period were rivaled only by those of Elvis Presley, is the author who gave Israel what has been called the nation’s “2nd Jewish National Anthem.” Boone wrote the lyrics to the theme by Ernest Gold for Otto Preminger’s 1960 Academy Award-winning epic “Exodus,” starring Paul Newman.
Read more/listen to the 3:09 minute audio: https://www.wnd.com/2023/11/pat-boone-gave-israel-2nd-jewish-national-anthem/
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