Daily News Roundup

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Robert Maginnis contributor to American Thinker: Never forget – canaries stop singing when danger arises, but when senior military leaders — active and retired — start singing, they are warning of danger.

Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) in a congressional hearing about January 6, 2021 said: “The House floor was never breached and it was not an insurrection. This is the truth. There was an undisciplined mob, there were some rioters and some who committed acts of vandalism. But let me be clear. There was no insurrection, and to call it an insurrection, in my opinion, is a bald-faced lie.”


Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) in the same congressional hearing said: “Outright propaganda and lies are being used to unleash the national security state against law-abiding U.S. citizens, especially Trump voters.”

Stephen Miller Senior Advisor to President Trump and founder America First Legal debunks , in a series of tweets, the existence of a GOP cancel culture: The phrase “cancel culture” is being grossly misused. Neither Boehner, Cantor nor Cheney are victims of cancel culture. Under this flawed reasoning, Jeb was a victim of cancel culture when he lost GOP primary. Political parties exist to represent the views of their voters. (1/4) In fact, what happens next w/Cheney will demonstrate just how thoroughly cancel culture does not apply—she will have limitless access to financial resources, speaking gigs, corporate and media jobs, etc. So what is cancel culture? It’s the enforcement arm of woke politics. (2/4) It’s the raw power of radicalized progressives—by either exerting actual control over institutions or simply extorting them—to cut-off access to capital, employment, communication networks & other crucial platforms for reaching audiences, solely for violating a woke tenet. (3/4) Careers have always been hurt for not understanding public sentiment or being ineffective. Cancel culture expunges people who who are very effective, talented or popular (think @ginacarano ) but who are guilty of wrongthink & must be stopped from having an audience at all. (4/4).


From The Desk Of Donald J. Trump (5/13/21): A devastating letter written by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann on voting irregularities, and probably fraud, in Maricopa County during the 2020 Presidential Election. Even the database was illegally deleted after the subpoena to produce the information. Senate President Fann has invited Maricopa County officials to a public hearing on May 18 to allow them the opportunity to try to explain what happened to the missing databases, ballots, and other significant issues. The Fake News and Lamestream Media is doing everything they can not to cover this major story. They just refuse to talk or report about it. They don’t want the United States or World to see what is going on with our corrupt, third world election. Read the full letter here.



Coppins: Is Brett Kavanaugh Out for Revenge?
Kagan, an Obama appointee known inside the Court as a deft strategic operator, was quick to make a move. Sensing that Kavanaugh, in this vulnerable moment, might welcome allies wherever he could find them, she launched a quiet charm offensive. While he was still moving into his chambers, Kagan stopped by and offered to host a dinner party in his honor at her Washington apartment. They were seen together frequently—whispering and laughing during oral arguments or talking baseball over lunch in the justices’ private dining hall, where she liked to joke that their conversation was a reprieve from the Shakespearean forays favored by Kavanaugh’s predecessor, Anthony Kennedy. “She saw him as up for grabs,” said one person with knowledge of the Court’s internal dynamics. The other liberal women on the bench followed Kagan’s lead. Sonia Sotomayor gave an interview in which she welcomed Kavanaugh’s arrival: “This is our work family, and it’s just as important as our personal family.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised her new colleague at an event in Washington as “very decent and very smart.” These comments upset some on the left, but they had a strategic purpose. The liberal justices knew Kavanaugh wouldn’t vote with them on a regular basis, but they hoped they could pick off his vote occasionally, when it mattered. Having a relationship would help. Clarence Thomas, meanwhile, was running his own game. Though he had refused to watch the hearings on principle, he felt he understood better than most what Kavanaugh had gone through. “He had been there,” Armstrong Williams, a longtime friend of Thomas’s, told me. “It was like déjà vu all over again.” Thomas was eager to impart the lessons he’d taken from his own confirmation experience—most important, in his view, that trying to ingratiate yourself with your character assassins was a fool’s errand. “It took Justice Thomas a few years to figure that out,” Williams said. “But now he lets what he does on the Court speak for him—his rulings, his opinions, his dissenting opinions. He can’t do anything about how people talk about him.” According to Williams, Thomas hoped to be an example to Kavanaugh and would indeed be “a good mentor.” But the justice to whom Kavanaugh gravitated, according to people close to him, was John Roberts. […] “I don’t think Thomas or Alito gives a shit what The New York Times says about them,” a friend of Kavanaugh’s told me. “But I think Brett does.”
Read more at The Atlantic.


Bannons War Room: AZ Audit Bombshell: ‘Joe Biden Did Not Win Arizona’
Maricopa County Ballot Batches Off by 17.5%, ‘Likely Joe Biden Did Not Win Arizona’
Boris Epshteyn reveals another bombshell from Karen Fann’s letter: ballot bags off by over 17 percent.
Watch the 10 minute video at Rumble.

Hoft: BREAKING: Dominion Voting Systems Releases Statement – Slams Arizona Forensic Audit and States Company WILL NOT Release Passwords to Maricopa Voting Machines
America’s Audit Director Ken Bennett told OAN earlier in the week that Dominion was refusing to comply with the subpoena to turn over the passwords. What are they hiding? […] In their statement published today Dominion attacked the forensic auditing team performing the audit. Dominion defended the controversial EAC group that rubber-stamped the previous counting of ballots. And Dominion then said they will not release the passwords to the Maricopa County voting machines. They will NOT ALLOW any auditors to look at their machines.
Read more at The Gateway Pundit.


Sundance: Interesting Developments in Maricopa, Arizona, Ballot Audit – State Senate Asks County Officials to Testify About Deleted Files, Significant Irregularities and Tabulation Machine Manipulation
Here is where it gets interesting. Let’s focus on the “database directory” that was found to have been deleted by the auditors. Pay attention to the dates ‘CREATED’ and the size of the ballot file size ‘bytes’: What are the odds the 2020 Democrat Presidential Primary Election file created 3/25/2020 would be the exact same size as the audited 2/3/2021 General election file? Pres Primary file created 3/25/2020 8,388,608 bytes General Election file created 2/3/2021 8,388,608 bytes Notice the date this General Election file was created corresponds with the
Read more at The Conservative Treehouse.

Hoft: Breaking: Maricopa County Supervisors Call Emergency Meeting Following Release of Explosive Letter Revealing DATABASES ERASED FROM VOTING MACHINES
Senator Karen Fann called the Maricopa County Supervisors to come before the Arizona Senate and explains how the election databases were deleted from the voting machines just 10 days before the machines were turned over to the Senate forensic audit team! On Thursday afternoon the Maricopa County Supervisors announced an emergency meeting this afternoon at 4 PM Arizona time.
Read more at Gateway Pundit.

Hoft: Maricopa County Officials Release Statement Following Emergency Meeting – Smear Senators and Audit Team for “Causing Agitation” – May Consider Legal Advice
On Thursday afternoon the Maricopa County Supervisors announced an emergency meeting this afternoon at 4 PM Arizona time. Following the meeting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors released a public statement. The Board of Supervisors state in their meeting summary that they sought legal advice regarding the Arizona Senate hearing requested next week on Tuesday. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, who have been stalling, blocking, refusing requests from the Senate and audit team for months accused Senator Fann of “reckless allegations” that are causing “confusion and agitation” at the State Legislature. […] The board then smeared the audit team performing the forensic audit.
Read more at The Gateway Pundit.


Glick: US has plunged its relations with Israel into crisis
In light of the reactions from Washington to the Hamas and Fatah-inspired Arab violence in Jerusalem, it is hard to see how Israel will be able to maintain a constructive dialogue about its relations with the Palestinians with the Biden administration or more broadly, with the Democrat Party. Indeed, the reactions coming out of Washington to the Arab violence in Jerusalem indicate that Israel will be hard-pressed to conduct a constructive dialogue with Washington about anything, and this will be the case regardless of who forms the next Israeli government. Saturday, Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren published a shocking post on her Twitter account in response to the Arab riots in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which started in earnest last Thursday. The progressive powerhouse wrote, “The forced removal of long-time Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah is abhorrent and unacceptable. The Administration should make it clear to the Israeli government that these evictions are illegal and must stop immediately.”
Read more at Israel Hayom.


Rodack: Ric Grenell: Susan Rice Acting as ‘Shadow President’ for ‘Weak’ Biden
Ric Grenell, who served as acting director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration, is blasting Susan Rice and says she is acting as a “shadow president.” […] “Susan Rice has been appointed as domestic policy adviser,” he said. “ That’s a joke. She doesn’t know anything about domestic policy.
“So, she’s a foreign policy expert that’s been placed in the domestic policy role. And that is just a clear signal that all of our international issues, our foreign policies, are going to be treated like domestic policy.
Read more at Newsmax.

Joondeph: Biden’s Blast from the Past – The Return of the Misery Index
This week has the distinct smell of Democrats in charge. We have gas lines again, more cars waiting to fill up their gas tanks than ever waiting to hear candidate Joe Biden speak at his sparsely attended campaign car rallies. War is breaking out in the Middle East with Palestinian militants lobbing missiles at Israel, and Israel appropriately responding to attacks on its homeland. I wonder if Obama’s “pallets of cash” paid for any Hamas missiles? Or if the planned restoration of $235 million in US aid vcbn to the Palestinians has freed up cash for missiles? Inflation and unemployment are both rising. It’s like traveling back in time to the late 1970s, . . . But it’s 2021 and we are dancing to Biden’s fiddle. The rhyme these days is something older readers may remember, the “Misery Index”. The “Misery Index” is an economic indicator created by economist Arthur Okun to provide a simple numeric measure of how the average Joe or Jane is doing economically. It is rather simple to calculate, without need of an advanced economics degree or proficiency in differential equations. As a measure of overall hardship in the economy, or a way to quantitate discomfort, pain, or misery, depending on what the actual number is, it can be calculated quite easily.
Read more at American Thinker.


Fotheringham: COVID and the Loss of Common Sense
Few of us are immune to the all-powerful assault of fear — of death for ourselves or those we love — a favorite toxin employed by anyone whose main goal is control of the target. It began fourteen months ago when death was served up in huge helpings with morning coffee. The initial assault was blitzkrieg shock — irresistible. But two months further on, with data rolling in, too few of us asked too few questions or even managed: “But wait a minute …”. Overwhelmed, commonsense in free fall, we accepted confining restrictions to freedom of movement and eagerly embraced uncomfortable behaviors with breath taking speed and acquiescence. Fourteen months into the pandemic and so many persist in their immunity to any hint of commonsense, risk and cost / benefit analysis – common skills in ever day life — despite a mother lode of data that show our reactions remain disproportionate to the attack.
Read more at American Thinker.


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