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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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And the Winner Is, Germany!
Francis Menton
Just over six months ago, in December 2021, I asked the question that was on the tip of the tongue of everybody who follows the subject of the ongoing massive "green" transition to fossil-fuel-free energy. Actually, that's a lie. The question I asked was not on the tip of the tongue of everybody who follows the subject, or even of most of the people who follow the subject, for reasons that to me are completely inexplicable. The question was: "Which Country Or U.S. State Will Be The First To Hit The Green Energy Wall?"

Supreme Court Targets the Real Enemy
Jeffrey A. Tucker
The flurry of rulings from the Supreme Court has everyone's head spinning. The most significant among them, even if it doesn't capture all the headlines, is West Virginia vs EPA. The majority opinion is impressive but the part I found truly wonderful is the concurring opinion by Neil Gorsuch. This is where we see things headed, toward a major and much-welcome curbing of the power of the administrative state.

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Week ending 3 July 2022

Supreme Court: EPA Cannot Regulate Carbon Emissions
The Supreme Court ruled on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) case regarding the Clean Air Act on Thursday. The ruling dealt a blow to the Biden administration's radical environmental policies. The Court ruled 6-3, limiting the EPA's ability to regulate emissions and air quality. The decision is a real setback for the Biden administration and its progressive allies, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), who have been fighting aggressively for a comprehensive, economy-crushing Green New Deal.
Former Attorney General William Barr Warns Western Civilization
Facing Its Deepest Crisis Since Jesus Christ

Western civilization faces its deepest crisis since the resurrection of Jesus Christ according to former U.S. Attorney General William Barr told a Christian conference in Chicago, Illinois, last weekend. "That's because our whole civilization is based on the Judeo-Christian tradition, and that tradition is under sustained attack by increasingly militant secular forces," Barr said. Among such forces, Barr said, were the many so-called "progressives."
Hidden in the SCOTUS Opinion:
The Definition of a Woman

Tracy Beanz
With everyone talking about the Roe v. Wade opinion, I expected this to get a little more attention. People don't really like to read hundreds of pages of legal opinion, but I do, and so I found a little gem that no one, and I mean no one, is talking about. The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) codified the definition of a woman in its opinion. Yes, you read that right. Not a biologist, not a doctor, not the CDC or the FDA, or a professor or scientist; SCOTUS finally got down in writing the answer to this age-old question.
University of Pittsburgh Must End Research on
Aborted Babies or Lose Funding

Pennsylvania House Republicans have put a condition on providing funding for four universities: University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, Temple University, and Lincoln University must certify that they are not engaging in research or experimentation using fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions. The University of Pittsburgh, commonly known as "Pitt," attracted criticism in 2021 when the public became aware that the school uses tissue from aborted human babies in its research.
Special Counsel Slaps Energy Sec. Granholm With
Hatch Act Violation After Free Beacon Report

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm violated the Hatch Act when she participated in an interview with a Democratic billionaire's daughter and implored viewers to vote for Democrats. The government investigation found that Granholm "engaged in activity directed at the success of the Democratic Party" during the interview, which was first identified as a potential Hatch Act violation by the Washington Free Beacon last October. The Hatch Act forbids federal employees from participating in political campaigns.

Oh Brother! Energy Department Blames Focus on
'Climate Crisis' for Ethics Oversight

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm weathered a storm of ethics complaints about her personal financial transactions this week. But when the Washington Free Beacon reached out for comment, her department said it can't concern itself with ethics issues because of the climate crisis. A Department of Energy spokeswoman said the agency has no time to respond to questions about Granholm's ethics violations because it is preoccupied with rising temperatures and "extreme weather events."
Justice Kagan Warns Parts of East Coast Could Be
'swallowed by the ocean' In Dissent In EPA Case

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan warned parts of the East Coast could be "swallowed by the ocean" in a dissenting Supreme Court opinion in an environmental regulation case Thursday. "If the current rate of emissions continues, children born this year could live to see parts of the Eastern seaboard swallowed by the ocean," Kagan wrote in her dissent. Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor joined Kagan's dissent in the 6-3 case.
Battier than the Three Stooges!
Counterculture Festival's Electric Car Charging Stations
Have a Dirty Little Secret

Britain's counterculture Glastonbury Festival is hiding a dirty little secret about their EV charging stations, and it isn't that there aren't nearly enough of them. "This service is for emergency use only," the statement warned, "and cannot be guaranteed." Maybe you're thinking this is no big deal, and I'm inclined to agree. You can't just flip a switch and turn a rural area into a massive charging station for untold numbers of electric cars. But you can flip a switch, so to speak, to turn on the diesel generator that powers those chargers. Wait, what? Yeah, those green batteries are kept powered by the farm's diesel generator which is "switched on as and when it is required," according to the report.
Dark Clouds On the Horizon for Electric Vehicles
Ronald Stein
There are a couple of dark clouds hanging over the optimistic growth of electric vehicles (EV's) that may decimate the supply chain of lithium to make the EV batteries, and how to safely transport EV's across wide oceans. 1) The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is expected to classify lithium carbonate, chloride, and hydroxide as dangerous for human health. The decision is expected to be reached by early next year. 2) The recent (March 2022) sinking of a cargo ship with 4,000 vehicles, from a fire where electric-vehicle batteries were part of the reason, may be imposing an insurmountable insurance problem to bring those foreign made vehicles to America
U.S. Supreme Court Delivers a Major Win for the
Reliability and Affordability of the Electric Grid

Isaac Orr
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in West Virginia vs. EPA, ruling that the Clean Air Act did not specifically authorize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Now, any greenhouse gas regulations would need specific authorization from Congress. At issue was the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an EPA regulation promulgated by the Obama administration which mandated that existing coal and natural gas power plants reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. There were many problems with this regulation, some of them were legal, and some of them were practical.
Wind Industry Insider Laments 15 Years Waiting
for the Bright "future that never seems to come"

The people making wonder wind turbines are having a tough time. They thought they were picking the hottest new industry, saving the world, and expecting to make great money.  Instead supply chains are in crisis, competition is fierce, and profit margins are razor tight. They know that the solar panel industry has largely gone to China, and worry that wind turbine manufacturing will do the same. What they don't seem to realize is that the reason the factories went to China is that the country isn't powered by wind turbines. No country powered by unreliable power is also a growing manufacturing base.
Remember, the Bidens (et al.) have heavy Chinese investments
FOIAs Reveal Progressive Money Fueling FBI, DOJ,
Leftist Activist and Election Official Coordination

J. Christian Adams
Freedom of information requests have uncovered oddball and opaque relationships between some state election officials, federal officials, corporations, progressive activists, and those trying to influence the conduct of those same election officials... The story begins with a series of freedom of information act requests aimed at a number of states to see if any election officials are tempted to apply for now-illegal money from the Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Technology and Civic Life. Such grants and the wild expenditures of these funds altered the course of the 2020 election.
Following Landmark Second Amendment Decision,
SCOTUS Overturns Appeals Court Decisions in 4 States

The Supreme Court followed up its June 23 landmark ruling that for the first time recognized a constitutional right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, by issuing a series of rulings June 30 reversing federal appeals court decisions that upheld gun restrictions in California, New Jersey, Maryland, and Hawaii. Courts will find it difficult to uphold the firearms laws in question after the high court's June 30 and June 23 rulings.
Drug Dealers Caught with Enough Fentanyl to Kill Millions
Spend Two Days in Jail: Thank You, Democrats!

Two drug dealers were arrested by California Highway Patrol (CHP) with 150,000 fentanyl pills, enough to kill roughly two million Americans. Where are they today? No one knows. They were set free two days later by a California judge. Benito Madrigal, 19, and Jose Zendejas, 25, were pulled over during a routine traffic stop that resulted in the cops finding 150 packages containing 1,000 fentanyl pills each. Each pill sells for $5, which works out to $750,000 worth of the deadly drugs. They were booked into the Tulare County jail. That's where things went wonky.
House Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban IRS from Buying Ammunition
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Friday introduced a bill in the House to bar the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from acquiring ammunition. The bill, known as the "Disarm the IRS Act," stipulates that the IRS is "prohibited from acquiring ammunition" and "notwithstanding any other provision of law." Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) are co-sponsors of the measure, according to his office.
GAO report shows agency has over 5M rounds in inventory
Secretary Buttigieg to Spend $1 Billion to
Combat Racist Highways – Seriously

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is on a mission. He's looking for highways with a racist past and is aiming to "help reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects." Buttigieg is examining interstate highways, built with federal dollars, "where a piece of infrastructure cuts off a neighborhood or a community because of how it was built," said Buttigieg in a speech announcing the $1 billion "Reconnecting Communities" program.
Watchdog Calls Out the Government's Most Ridiculous Spending;
Ex: $477,121 treating male monkeys with hormones to make them trans

Federal spending is careening out of control – as Washington bureaucrats fritter our tax dollars away on slots-playing pigeons and zombified cats. Four months after the U.S. national debt shot past the $30 trillion mark for the first time in history, a new report from Illinois-based nonprofit American Transparency is detailing some of the foolish, fraudulent, and frivolous federal projects that have spent us into an economic ditch.
"They are milking taxpayers like dairy cows."
Predetermined Algorithms Source of
Widespread Election Fraud in Arizona

Predetermined algorithms caused widespread election fraud in Maricopa County, Arizona. Jovan Hutton Pulitzer told a packed room on June 27 that he conducted a forensic kinematic investigation of the ballots that "shows sufficient and irrefutable evidence of pervasive voter fraud and widespread election fraud in Maricopa County, Arizona." Pulitzer explained that "specific ballots" were repeatedly and fraudulently inserted to predetermine the election's winner.
France's Emmanuel Macron Drops Truth on
Joe Biden About His Insane Energy Policies

Bonchie
A sea of mediocrity is currently flowing in Germany as the G7 leaders, including Joe Biden, have come together to once again virtue signal climate change and abortion, while generally making your life worse. As usual, there will be lots of tone-deaf pictures and statements, while zero real-world problems are solved. That's the G7 in a nutshell. But even among the Eurotrash that makes up most of the nations present, there's only so much they can take in terms of the massive oil crunch hitting the globe. On that topic, France's Emmanuel Macron decided to drop some truth on Biden about his insane energy policies.
Michigan Governor Won't Stop Lying to Voters About Job Gains
Michigan Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer says she's added 25,000 "good-paying auto jobs" during her tenure. The state has actually lost thousands of auto jobs on her watch, labor statistics show. In a June 2 press release, Whitmer said she was "proud" to announce Michigan has "added nearly 25,000 auto jobs since I took office." The Democrat roughly three weeks later repeated the claim, writing in a "mobility and electrification" fact sheet that she "is ensuring Michigan lives up to its legacy as the place that put the world on wheels by creating nearly 25,000 good-paying auto jobs."
Cornell Library Removes Gettysburg Address, Lincoln Bust
"Someone complained, and it was gone." That's all Cornell University biology Professor Randy Wayne said he has been able to determine so far about the whereabouts of a longtime display in the Ivy League school's Kroch Library of a bust of President Abraham Lincoln in front of a bronzed Gettysburg Address plaque.
Trans Skateboarder, 29, Defends Besting 'little Girls' In Competition
Ricci Tres, a 29-year-old biological male who identifies as female, defended competing against children after coming under fire for besting teen girls in a recent skateboarding competition in New York City. Tres was the oldest participant in the women's division of The Boardr Open, taking the tournament's top title along with a $500 prize. Shiloh Catori, a 13-year-old girl competitor, finished runner-up. "I'm not going to go and be easy on them because they're kids," Tres told the Daily Mail on Tuesday in defending the win.
'I Literally Lost Organs':
New Bill Aims to Protect Minors From Gender Experimentation

Five years ago, Chloe decided she was transgender. Last year, at the ripe old age of 16, she abandoned the flirtation with transgender ideology and embraced her natural sex. In the intervening four years, she had both her breasts removed. "I was failed by the system," she now says. "I literally lost organs." If a new bill becomes law, teens like Chloe will soon be able to sue the doctors who performed permanent, life-altering surgeries on them while they were underage.

Week ending 26 June 2022

The Dobbs Decision, Explained
Rob Bluey
I think people need to focus not only on its result. And, of course, people have their own views about abortion and whether human life should be protected before birth. But when it comes to the Supreme Court doing something, let's say rather than Congress doing it, we also need to focus on how it was done... Roe v. Wade was probably the most disgraced, undermined, criticized, embarrassing decision in the history of the Supreme Court. And its biggest critics have been constitutional scholars who support access to abortion. None of us ought to want to have a flawed, really egregiously wrong decision like that on the books – no matter what our opinion about abortion.
The Key Ways Justice Thomas
Vanquished Gun Grabbers in his Bruen Decision

Victoria Taft
It couldn't have been more perfect than Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas penning the definitive decision that the right to carry guns on one's person for self-defense is inherent for all Americans. First of all, Thomas has been after the court to take up more gun rights cases. He used his considerable influence with Chief Justice John Roberts to continue looking for gun rights cases to take. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., et al. v. Bruen and the state of New York was the obvious choice.
Yes, Biden Is Hiding His Plan to Rig the 2022 Midterm Elections
Mollie Hemingway
President Biden really does not want the public to know about his federal takeover of election administration. Dozens of members of Congress have repeatedly asked for details, to no avail. Good government groups, members of the media, and private citizens have filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act. Not a single one has been responded to. All signs indicate a concerted effort to keep the public in the dark until at least after the November midterm elections. The lack of transparency and responsiveness is so bad that the Department of Justice and some of its agencies have been repeatedly sued for the information.
Recession-Fearing Bosses Quietly Abandon Open Jobs
Companies that have struggled to fill job openings in the U.S. for long stretches are starting to ask a pressing question: Do we really need those roles? With interest rates soaring, stocks tanking and fears of a recession mounting, employers are axing jobs or dialing back their once-breakneck hiring plans. Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc., America's two biggest private employers, have said they're thinning out their hourly workforces through attrition. Jobless claims, while still low, have risen slightly, based on a four-week moving average that smooths out weekly volatility.
Supreme Court Rules That GOP Lawmakers Can Defend
Voter ID Law In North Carolina After State AG Refuses to Uphold It

The Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 today that Republican legislators can intervene and defend a North Carolina voter ID law that they claimed the Democrat NC Attorney General wasn't adequately fighting for. SCOTUS Blog tweeted that the ruling came down on June 23 and wrote, "The NAACP is challenging the law, and the NC attorney general (a Democrat) is defending it. GOP legislators want to intervene anyway. SCOTUS says they can."
Dr Strangetweet or How I Learned to Love the RT
lone_rides
You don't like the decisions yesterday and today? You're really not going to like the next part. I mean, it's your fault, but you're not going to like it. See, we were cool with the status quo. Yeah, we wanted abortion to go back to the states. Yeah, we wanted gun rights expanded. Yeah, we wanted our kids safe from LGBTQ indoctrination. But it wasn't enough to fight about.
You’ve made us get involved.
Humiliation: Biden Admin Moves to Fill Gaps in Border Wall,
But You Won't Believe Its Explanation

Mike Landry
Sometimes even Democrats have to pretend the United States is a nation. Nations, of course, have borders. And normal nations defend those borders. Except for the U.S., when Democrats want cheap votes and their friends in business, including Republicans, want cheap labor. We know what happens then. We've been living it for years.
Vaccines for Infants and Toddlers Based On Faulty Data?
Nina Bookout
Vaccines for infants and toddlers was given whole hearted approval by the CDC yesterday. Evidently this will save more lives since well over 2.5 million young children were infected once the pandemic started. Question: If this virus, which truly acts like. different kind of flu, has infected so many young children and babies, how come we weren't treated to two years of 24/7 media reports about hospitalized children, funerals for those who passed, and heartsick parents?
Related: It Never Occurred to Grampa There Might Be a Reason the Other 194 Countries Aren't:
Biden Brags 'We're the Only Country in the World' Giving COVID Vaccines to Children.
Global-Scale COVID-19 Fraud Is Designed to Control People
Says Former Pfizer VP

Lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccine mandates are all measures not for health, but to get people under control and move toward the ultimate goal of digital ID and digital currency, said Dr. Michael Yeadon, former Pfizer vice president and chief scientific officer for allergy and respiratory research. "In brief, I'm seeing fraud on a global scale, of which the drug companies are just part," Yeadon [said]. "There is a huge push globally to persuade people that there is a health threat in order to get them to comply with various economy-destroying measures, and then follow them up with these injections. And I believe this is all ultimately to do with control."
Two NY Federal Judges Consecutively Step Down from
Vaccine Mandate Lawsuits Over Ownership of Pfizer Stock

An Obama-appointed federal judge in New York who owns between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of Pfizer stock has recused herself to avoid the possible appearance of bias or prejudice since she was overseeing a case of NYC teachers trying to get exemptions to the COVID vaccines... According to a Wall Street Journal article, Edgardo Ramos and other 130 federal judges broke the law by overseeing court cases where they or their families owned stock in the company or companies involved.
Ashley Biden's Diary Reveals
Joe Biden May Be Creepier Than We Thought

Faye Higbee & Jeff Dunetz
Ashley Biden is Joe Biden's daughter. She inadvertently left her diary under the bed at a halfway house, and the lady who found the diary, Aimee Harris, sold the diary to the media. It was not stolen. But now, some of the revelations from the Daily Mail, which has a copy of the diary, are damning…and reveal definitively that Joe Biden should not be the President of the United States. An investigation should be warranted, but nothing is likely to happen. The Bidens are a protected family.
Biden Ahead of Schedule in Destroying U.S. Offshore Oil Production
David Middleton
When Brandon was campaigning from his basement, he promised to halt all offshore drilling and leasing. In reaction to this, the National Offshore Industries Association (NOIA) prepared a report, projecting two scenarios: 1) Halting the permitting of new wells on existing leases; 2) Halting new lease sales after the end of the current five year program (2017-2022). Since occupying the White House, Brandon did not manage to carry out the first promise. If the government had halted permitting of operations on existing leases, they would have gotten their @$$es sued off. However, the Brandon Maladministration has been worse than expected in the area of lease sales.
We Don't Need a Costly, Mandated Detour to Electric Cars
Derrick Morgan
It's becoming painfully clear that some on the left actually want higher gas prices, all to force Americans to buy expensive electric vehicles in order to defeat a "climate catastrophe." It's hard to come to a different conclusion when you see everything they've done to restrict supply and discourage investments in American oil and refining.
Bucket of Electricity
Is the Green Energy Climate Cabal Crumbling?
As we know now, Merkel adopted a 'not in my backyard" approach and increased fossil fuel imports from Russia. Her green policies were a primary driver of President Biden lifting the sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Many, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, believe Biden caving to Merkel emboldened Russian President Vladimir Putin in his invasion of Ukraine. Food and energy are the underlying causes of most wars, and the current conflict is no exception. However, the war is causing Germany's new government to take a hard look at the pro-scarcity green energy policies they have imposed on their population for years. So Germany is firing up coal plants.
Car Dealers Reveal an Alarming Problem with
Getting Your Electric Vehicle Serviced

Warner Todd Huston
So, you bowed to the pressure to buy an electric vehicle and you are ready for the big savings to pile up. But just when you thought you were in the money, you found a whole new problem keeping your car off the road and causing expenses to soar. Electric vehicles are supposed to allow owners to grin giddily as they pass one gas station after another, saving the driver hundreds with every pump they pass. But there are an awful lot of issues on the downside that EV dealers are not exactly thrilled to tell potential buyers.
Two Prominent Democratic Lawmakers
Violated a Federal Conflicts-of-Interest Law. Again.

Two prominent Democrats in Congress have violated a federal stock trading law by blowing past deadlines to report their spouses' stock trades. Sen. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland are in violation of the 2012 Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act's disclosure provisions, according to an Insider review of financial filings the lawmakers made with Congress.
Japan Court Says Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional
A Japanese court ruled Monday that the country's ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said their right to free union and equality has been violated. The Osaka District Court ruling is the second decision on the issue, and disagrees with a ruling last year by a Sapporo court that found the ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. It underscores how divisive the issue remains in Japan, the only member of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations that does not recognize same-sex unions.
'Lightyear' Flop Is a Sign Audiences Are Weary of Hollywood Wokeness
Kyle Smith
Hollywood was founded by, and for generations run by, pure showmen who were fanatically devoted to giving the audience what it wanted. Today Hollywood's message is, "Let us entertain you! But first, a brief lecture on what's wrong with you, the audience ..." Artists and entertainment corporations have always been desperate to be taken seriously, hence their need to manufacture respectability via awards given out by high-falutin', august-sounding institutions such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Sciences? You guys are creating pretty pictures, not curing cancer).
By the Numbers:
How Many Men in California Prisons Identify as Women

Fred Lucas
California's prison population includes 1,115 biological males who say they identify as women, according to the state's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. A women's advocacy group sued the state of California in November to overturn a law allowing biological males to be housed in women's prisons after a female inmate said she was raped by someone the prison called a "transgender woman with a penis."
Woke Jesuit School in Big Trouble With the Bishop
For Jesuit education in Worcester, Mass., a line was drawn in the sand by Bishop Robert McManus on June 16. That's when he stripped the Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit middle school, of its right to be called a Catholic school. The school was the brainchild of administrators at the College of the Holy Cross. At issue are its Gay Pride and Black Lives Matter flags. Promulgating his decree, the bishop wrote, "the flying of these flags in front of a Catholic school sends a mixed, confusing and scandalous message to the public about the church's stance on these important moral and social issues."
Swimming-FINA Votes to Restrict Transgender Participation
In Elite Women's Competition

Swimming's world governing body FINA on Sunday voted to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women's competitions and create a working group to establish an "open" category for them in some events as part of its new policy. Transgender rights has become a major talking point as sports seek to balance inclusivity while ensuring there is no unfair advantage.
Courts to Determine If Schools
Can Hide Information from Parents About Their Kids

Nicole Russell
There are school policies and state and federal laws that outline parameters for transparency between parents, students, and schools. They are meant to protect everyone, but particularly the child, and they are rooted in the idea that parental authority is paramount, even in schools. Yet this fundamental concept seems to be corroding under the guise that woke schools and teachers know best. In Pennsylvania recently, three parents filed a federal lawsuit alleging that their children's first grade teacher violated their rights, not to mention school policy and state law, by teaching their children about "gender dysphoria and transgender transitioning."
Parents' Guide to Children's Rights Aims to
Save America's Public Schools from CRT

Jack Fitzhenry – The Heritage Foundation.
"The most important battleground in the fight to save our American republic is the public schools." So says Kimberly Hermann, general counsel at the Southeastern Legal Foundation, in the introduction to the foundation's guide for parents, "Your Child's Rights and What to Do About Them: A Parent's Guide to Saving America's Public Schools." Hermann's outlook is increasingly common among anyone taking stock of the proliferation of lessons on critical race theory in public school curriculums.
Comprehensive Sex Ed Being Taught in
California Schools by Outside Contractors

"A lot of it comes from Human Rights Campaign's Welcoming Schools [program] that teaches kids: You can choose your gender. When you're born, parents or doctors just make a guess at your gender by looking at your body parts, but that doesn't determine who you really are. And you can be both genders, neither gender, gender fluid, or change as you go depending on your feelings." Human Rights Campaign is a Washington-based LGBTQ advocacy organization. "In the meantime, in California, mental health workers or somebody who's working with the school can actually change a child's gender category without parent permission."

Week ending 19 June 2022

Creepy Joe Biden is Back, Tucker Carlson Reveals
Shocking Allegations from Ashley Biden's Diary

Sarah Arnold
Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked President Joe Biden over his daughter Ashley Biden's diary admissions. In Ashley Biden's writings, she claims that the president took showers with her when she was young, fueling her sex-addiction. Carlson described the disturbing details as "sick" and "horrifying," saying "if that's not child molestation, it is definitely close enough to justify a police visit."
Debunked and Explained:
No, Greedy Oil Companies Are Not to Blame for Gas Prices

Carol Roth
U.S. gas prices hit an average of $5 per gallon for the first time last week, according to AAA. Americans are having to spend more of their hard-earned money on energy. But who is really to blame? It is probably helpful to start with a breakdown of the components of the price of gas.
How SCOTUS' Upcoming Climate Ruling Could Defang Washington
The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this month hobbling the Biden administration's efforts to rein in greenhouse gases – but its impact could weaken Washington's power to oversee wide swaths of American life well beyond climate change. The upcoming decision on the Environmental Protection Agency's climate oversight offers the conservative justices an opportunity to undermine federal regulations on a host of issues, from drug pricing and financial regulations to net neutrality. Critics of the EPA have clamored for the high court to do just that, by declaring it unlawful for federal agencies to make "major" decisions without clear authorization from Congress.
China Exports to U.S. Jump, Contrary to Press Reports
U.S. imports from China rose to an all-time record after seasonal adjustment in April, despite the Shanghai lockdown and other Covid-related blockages in the Chinese economy. That isn't what you read in Bloomberg News, whose 30 economists and 100 full-time economics reporters apparently haven't learned the difference between seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data.
Department of Justice Stymies Congressional Attempt to
Get Information on Hunter Biden Probe

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a member of the panel, in May asked U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, who is investigating Hunter Biden, for answers because attempts to get information from the DOJ have met with silence or little information. Grassley and Johnson expressed concerns over conflicts of interest, including noting that Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Nicholas McQuaid was a partner with an attorney that has represented Hunter Biden.
'Bloody War.' Capitol Police First Warned About Violence
Two Weeks Before Jan. 6 Riots, Memos Show

Capitol Police received alerts from both U.S. Homeland Security and District of Columbia authorities about potential violence at the Capitol more than two weeks before the Jan. 6 riots, a pre-Christmas warning that flagged online chatter about waging a "bloody war," concealing guns, and burning down the Supreme Court, according to internal memos obtained by Just the News that reveal much earlier and persistent red flags about the tragedy.
The FBI Knew RussiaGate Was a Lie – But Hid That Truth
NY Post Editorial Board
The FBI knew the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was utter bunk even as it suggested otherwise to Congress, the courts and the public early in 2017. Evidence revealed by special counsel John Durham proves it beyond dispute. Declassified for Durham's probe, a March 2017 memo prepared by Lisa Page for FBI head James Comey's meeting with Congress' "Gang of Eight" – the bipartisan House and Senate leaders who oversee the most classified stuff – was a total cook-up job.
Good for the Gander:
GOP Accuses Schiff of Allowing Colbert Staffers Into the Capitol

Capitol police said they were changed with "unlawful entry" and that "this is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney," Fox News reported. Some conservatives online were quick to draw comparisons to the Jan. 6 riot itself. Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted many of those who stormed the Capitol that day had themselves been charged with unlawful entry, and are now facing serious jail time.
Russia's Ukrainian Invasion May End the
Monomaniacal Focus on Carbon Emissions

Clarice Feldman
Every now and then droplets of reality splash on the noggins of the world's big thinkers. Russia's invasion of Ukraine seems to have highlighted – to all but the Biden administration – the folly of a single-minded attempt to curb carbon emissions, emissions which by the way may be more of a boon to the well-being of the earth and its inhabitants than not. In Foreign Policy, Ted Nordhaus suggests the invasion may end the cold war on fossil fuels. He argues that global leaders have had too great a focus on carbon emissions while ignoring questions of affordability and reliability of energy supply, and those are policies that most hurt the poor.
Germany to Fire Up Coal Plants as Russia Turns Down the Gas;
May Propose Heating Cap, Reconsider Fracking Ban

Germany must limit its use of gas for electricity production and prioritize the filling of storage facilities to compensate for a drop in supply from Russia, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said Sunday. In a move that goes against the principles of his environmentally-friendly Green Party, the country will also have to increase the burning of coal, Habeck said. Germany has come under intense criticism in the past, particularly from the United States, for its reliance on cheap Russian energy sources, which Washington has always seen as a security risk for Europe.
Electricity Cost Rising 50% In Much of Illinois and
Risk of Brownouts Looms

Unquestionably, however, the rush to green energy is playing a major underlying role in rising prices and capacity shortfall. Both Illinois and the federal government put a target on the back of the whole fossil fuel industry, stifling investment therein and quickening the closure of traditional power sources. And renewable sources just aren't ready to fill the void.
Climate Czar Kerry Ripped Over Energy Claim:
'We absolutely don't' Need To Drill For More Oil

Kerry, speaking at an event hosted by the University of Southern California's Center of Public Diplomacy last Friday, railed against fossil fuels, saying that energy security concerns are "driving" complaints that the U.S. needs to perform more domestic drilling and return to coal. "No, we don't," he said. "We absolutely don't. And we have to prevent a false narrative from entering into this…"
Ketchup Kerry is out of touch with reality
Elon Musk says Biden, Democratic Party
'controlled by unions': 'Next-level insanity'

Musk took particular issue with the Democratic Party's strong relationship with union leadership... He reiterated, "They have so much power over the White House that they can exclude Tesla from an EV summit – insane." Musk took issue with Biden praising GM CEO Mary Barra at the EV summit for leading the "EV revolution," in a quarter where GM delivered just 26 electric vehicles. "That's some next-level insanity," Musk said.
Ford Issues Stop-Sale Notice for
'Mustang' Mach-E Over Battery Issues

On Monday, Ford Motor Co. notified dealers that it would be issuing a stop-sale notice for the all-electric "Mustang" Mach-E. The note made mention that the high-voltage contacts on the battery could overheat and cause malfunctions – potentially causing the vehicle to lose power while in operation or even fail to start.
Hey Biden. Don't buy this electric car.
Is It Ethical to Purchase a Lithium Battery Powered EV?
Ronald Stein
Lithium v. OilToday, a typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds.  It contains 25 pounds of lithium, 60 pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminium, steel, and plastic. Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells. It should concern you that all those toxic components come from mining. For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the earth's crust for just one battery.
"The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance." —Albert Einstein
The Environmental Impact of Lithium Batteries
Institute for Energy Research
During the Obama-Biden administration, hydraulic fracturing was accused of causing a number of environmental problems – faucets on fire, contamination of drinking water, etc. – but the administration’s own Environmental Protection Agency could not validate those accusations. Now Biden is planning to transition the transportation sector to electric vehicles that are powered by lithium batteries and require other critical metals where China dominates the market.
India and China Coal Production Surging By 700M Tons Per Year:
That's Greater Than All U.S. Coal Output

Robert Bryce
If you think the world is moving beyond coal, think again. The post-Covid economic rebound and surging electricity demand have resulted in big increases in coal prices and coal demand. Since January, the Newcastle benchmark price for coal has doubled. And over the past few weeks, China and India have announced plans to increase their domestic coal production by a combined total of 700 million tons per year.
Fauci Won’t Commit to
‘Stop Funding Chinese’ Research with U.S. Tax Dollars

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he’s unable to commit to stopping federal funding from going to Chinese scientific research, even as the U.S. intelligence community assesses the Chinese regime as America’s top adversary... In one experiment at the Wuhan facility, funded by NIH via EcoHealth, mice infected with a modified version of the original bat coronavirus “became sicker than those infected” with the original version, an “unexpected result” that was not “something that the researchers set out to do.”
“Dr. Fauci’s remarks prove that China is the drug he just can’t quit”
The Biden Economy Shows the Folly of 'Experts'
Ben Shapiro
As former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers – the man who predicted President Joe Biden's inflation – stated, "I think when inflation is as high as it is right now, and unemployment is as low as it is right now, it's almost always been followed, within two years, by recession." All of this was perfectly predictable.
50 Illegal Migrants on Terror Watch List Have Been Caught at the Border So Far This Year – More Than Total Number Apprehended in Last Five Years Combined
Since the fiscal year began in October, 50 migrants who appeared in the federal Terrorist Screening Dataset have been intercepted while trying to cross into the U.S. between official checkpoints at the southern border, according to Customs and Border Patrol statistics. That's up from just 15 for the 2021 fiscal year, three in 2020, none in 2019, six in 2018 and two in 2017 according to the enforcement statistics data released on Wednesday by CBP.

1800 Migrants Apprehended in
West Texas Border Sector in Single Day

Officials report that Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 1,800 migrants in a 48-hour period ending Saturday afternoon. The apprehensions made the sector the busiest in the nation on that day. Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted photos of agents apprehending large groups of migrants on Saturday, June 18. At the time he tweeted, Del Rio agents had apprehended 1,780 migrants – many in large migrant groups of up to 400.
Smithfield Plans to Close California Plant
Over Costly Red Tape and Regulations

Smithfield Foods is withdrawing from California by early next year, citing red tape like that from Proposition 12 and the generally high costs of doing business in the state. Products such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs, dinner sausage, bone-In-hams, and sliced hams, will cease being produced at Smithfield's Farmer John meat packing plant in Vernon, CA... Smithfield said it was heading for the exits "due to the escalating cost of doing business in California."
Michigan AG Says 'drag queens make everything better,'
Suggests 'drag queen for every school'

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly said Wednesday that "drag queens make everything better" and that there should be "a drag queen for every school" during an event in Lansing. Nessel, who was the first openly gay person elected to statewide office in Michigan, made the comments during a civil rights conference while speaking out against what she describes as efforts to divide Americans, Craig Mauger of the Detroit News reported on Twitter.
Good Lord!
Nolte: Disney's Big, Gay 'Lightyear'
Is the Latest Woke Box Office Flop

Lightyear, the latest piece of child grooming media from the predators at the Walt Disney Co., is looking like a box office catastrophe, which is only a surprise to those who don't live in the real world. Gee, what do you think will happen when you add some high-profile homosexuality to a kiddie movie? ... Here's the bottom line, Disneytards: You don't gay up Toy Story.
Disney World Employee Among 12 Arrested
In Undercover Child Sex Predator Sting

A Walt Disney World employee is among a group of 12 people arrested by Florida law enforcement agencies as a result of an undercover operation focused on the online solicitation of minors. The individuals arrested range in age from 20-years-old to 67-years-old, and a total of 12 people face a total of 49 felony charges. Four suspects allegedly showed up to an undercover location multiple times in Polk County to meet with whom they believed to be children "to sexually batter them."
BUSTED: Teacher Arrested for Having Sex with a
13-Year-Old Boy at Lunchtime

Matt Vespa
Is our education system totally dead? I always knew it was filled with liberals, biased, and in dire need of help. That education gap has only increased with the COVID lockdowns. ... I'm talking about all these freaks we have as teachers. The ones doling out puberty blockers to kids. The ones telling students not to tell their parents about their sexually explicit lessons and homework. These aren't high schoolers. They're pre-teens. They're kindergartens – and these woke teachers want to make them all gay or trans.
Virginia Governor Amends Budget to
Restore State's School Choice Program

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin made a significant move to bolster the state's school choice efforts, releasing a statement on Wednesday that he sent "thirty-eight budget amendments" to two budget bills, which included "expanding opportunities for education." "We're … restoring educational freedom by protecting the education scholarship tax credits which expand parental choice."
Whistleblower Documents Show Chicago Teachers Union
Sharing Race-Based Lessons

The Jesse Sullivan for Governor campaign is calling to defund the Chicago Teachers Union for pushing radical curriculum after receiving whistleblower documents that show members sharing race-based lessons they've used in the classroom. The campaign reportedly obtained Facebook messages from a whistleblower from CTU's private Facebook group from the past two years that, according to the campaign, violate the prohibition of using taxpayer funds for political activities, outlined by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act & State Employees Ethics Act.
Male Blood Donor, 66, Turned Away from Clinic After
He Refused to Answer a Question On Whether He Was Pregnant

Over nearly 50 years, Leslie Sinclair has given a formidable 125 pints of blood. But on his last trip he was turned away after refusing to answer a question on whether or not he was pregnant. Mr Sinclair, 66, was told to fill in a form which asked whether he was expecting a child or had been pregnant in the past six months.

Week ending 12 June 2022

Mother Tells Congress Gun Control Laws
Didn't Save Her Son Because They…Do…Not…Work

Dan Zimmerman
During her testimony, Hughes Klucken stated, "Words can't describe how hard it is to bury a child. My son's death was the result of a criminal with an evil heart and a justice system failing to hold him accountable for the laws he had already broken. You see, a convicted felon killed my son with an illegally obtained gun. Our gun control lobbyists and politicians claim that their policies will save lives and reduce violence. Well, those policies did not save my son."
Uvalde Shows Once Again That Cops Are Just Armed Bureaucrats
Steven Greenhut
As Americans debate the proper response to the horrific mass shooting of schoolchildren in Uvalde, Texas, it's important to dispense with our fanciful ideas about how police agencies operate. Toward that end, Uvalde's school police chief and local police officials have provided Americans with a remarkable case study of real-world ineptitude... Essentially, law enforcement behaved like armed bureaucrats. Large numbers of cops showed up. They hid behind walls to protect themselves. They milled around, conferred, and secured the perimeter, as the shooter emptied his weapon on helpless kids. They certainly wrote reports. As one headline noted, "Police delays may have deprived Texas schoolchildren of lifesaving care, experts say." That's a safe bet.
Biden and His Demos Unleashed a Record Surge in Mass Violence
Mark Alexander
The numbers are in – and they are indisputable. There was an unprecedented spike in murders nationwide in 2020, which spilled over into 2021 and 2022. That included significant increases in the number of "active shooter" and "mass shooter" incidents in those years – and there will be new records set in Demo-controlled urban centers again this year. What happened?
The Sovietization of American Life
Victor Davis Hanson
One day historians will look back at the period beginning with the COVID lockdowns of spring 2020 through the midterm elections of 2022 to understand how America for over two years lost its collective mind and turned into something unrecognizable and antithetical to its founding principles. "Sovietization" is perhaps the best diagnosis of the pathology. It refers to the subordination of policy, expression, popular culture, and even thought to ideological mandates.
Biden Administration Implements a Racial Spoils System on the QT
The Biden administration is doubling down on the color-conscious policies that were the hallmark of its first year in office through a series of "action plans," which it released through every executive bureaucracy last month. Only this time, in a bid to avert legal reversals, the administration is concealing its racial spoils system under bureaucratic euphemisms.
Full report 14-page PDF
The Numbers Are In: Trump's Tax Cuts Paid Off
Preston Brashers
The Congressional Budget Office's May 2022 forecast shows that the government now expects to bring in more tax revenue in the decade following the 2017 "Trump tax cuts" than it had projected prior to the December 2017 passage of tax reform... Lawmakers should unapologetically push to permanently extend tax reforms that drive investment and growth in America, while simultaneously plucking the nation's overdrawn credit card away from their overspending colleagues.
Hawley and Grassley Receive Evidence from Whistleblower Showing
DHS Intent to Weaponize Social Media to Control Information

Thanks to a DHS whistleblower who has come forward to Senators Josh Hawley and Chuck Grassley, we are now seeing the direct evidence of how the Fourth Branch of Government, specifically the Dept of Homeland Security, were planning to take control over public discussion on Big Tech platforms... In July of 2021 the first admission of the official agenda behind the public-private partnership was made public. What we are seeing now is an extension of the government control mechanisms, combined with a severe reaction by all stakeholders to the latest development in the Twitter takeover.
Ashli Babbitt's Widower Speaks Out On January 6 Hearing,
Claims Committee Ignores Her Death

Following the January 6 Committee's first primetime hearing, Ashli Babbitt's widower spoke out to Fox News about members of the panel and criticized the Capitol police officer who shot and killed her. Babbitt, a veteran and unarmed Trump supporter, was fatally shot in the neck by Lt. Michael Byrd on the day of the riot as protesters amassed on the other side of a door from the lawman.
Watchdog Suit Forces DOJ to Release Memo Declining
Criminal Prosecution of Ashli Babbitt's Shooter

Legal watchdog group Judicial Watch says it has received 102 pages of new Justice Department records related to the fatal shooting of Jan. 6 protester Ashli Babbitt. Included in the documents is a memo recommending that the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia "decline for criminal prosecution" the fatal shooting of Babbitt.
Recall, Remove & Replace Every Last Soros Prosecutor
Sen. Tom Cotton
Last year, our nation experienced the largest increase in murder in American history and the largest number of drug overdose deaths ever recorded. This carnage continues today and is not distributed equally. Instead, it is concentrated in cities and localities where radical, left-wing, George Soros progressives have captured state and district attorney offices. These legal arsonists condemn our rule of law as "systemically racist" and have not simply abused prosecutorial discretion, they have embraced prosecutorial nullification.
What Global Warming?
Australia Endures Record Breaking Cold

Eric Worrall
Why do I describe price rises as "skyrocketing green energy bills"? That is because Australia's deep green politicians are directly responsible for the energy prices Aussies are experiencing, as they try to stay warm through this Antarctic blast. Green political hostility towards coal and gas development created Australia's energy shortage problem, by discouraging investment in affordable energy resources, and choking off the supply of bank finance for building and maintenance of coal plants.
The Aussies are now entering winter. What will the U.S. winter look like?
Battery Shortage Is Affecting U.S. Energy,
Drive to Replace Fossil Fuels With Other Sources

U.S. renewable energy developers have delayed or scrapped several big battery projects meant to store electrical power on the grid in recent months, scuttling plans to replace fossil fuels with wind and solar energy. At least a dozen storage projects meant to support growing renewable energy supplies have been postponed, canceled or renegotiated as labor and transport bottlenecks, soaring minerals prices, and competition from the electric vehicle industry crimp supply.
The Fantasy of Storing Wind Power
Hang Michael Avenatti Around the Media's Neck
Until Christ Returns in Glory

Never let the media forget their worship of this idiot, which included suggesting Avenatti might make a good future president. Oh yes, and breathless pillow talk about him as "the savior of the Republic." Bring Avenatti up to Ronan Farrow, the crooked opposition researcher who in May of 2018 dined out with Michael Avenatti. Remind CNN, NBC, ABC, the Washington Post and New York Times that they made this man their hero.
Methodist Church's First Drag Queen Pastor: 'God Is Nothing'
In a new poem, a gender-bending minister for the nation's third-largest denomination says that queerness is divine.

drag queenLast year, the United Methodist Church accepted Isaac Simmons, who regularly preaches dressed as a drag queen under the name Ms. Penny Cost, as a candidate for ordination. Since that time, Simmons, who serves as an associate pastor at Hope United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Illinois, has challenged basic theological concepts, projecting a worldview where divinity rests not in God but in queerness.
Over $200K Being Spent On Drag Queen Shows
At NYC Schools, Records Show

New York is showering taxpayer funds on a group that sends drag queens into city schools – often without parental knowledge or consent – even as parents in other states protest increasingly aggressive efforts to expose kids to gender-bending performers. Last month alone, Drag Story Hour NYC – a nonprofit whose outrageously cross-dressed performers interact with kids as young as 3 – earned $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals, and libraries, city records show.
Seven NEW Hunter Biden Scandals the Nets Refuse to Report On
Geoffrey Dickens
The scandalous hits from Hunter Biden keep coming, but you wouldn't know it if you get your news primarily from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) broadcast networks. From very serious allegations of corruption that that could hurt President Joe Biden's credibility (Hunter's business partners visiting the White House) to the kind of salacious headlines that would dominate the news cycles if this was a son of a Republican president (Hunter allegedly cavorts around with an illegal gun while with a hooker) the nets have been completely silent.
State Department to Announce Global
'Racial Equity' Chief, Leaked Email Shows

According to the Daily Caller, the position was first announced in April by the State Department's own "Equity Action Plan. But the newly-obtained email reveals more details about the power that the position will have, including "institutionaliz[ing] an enterprise-wide approach to integrating racial and ethnic equity." The email also declares that "advancing equity, addressing systemic racism, and strengthening democracy worldwide" will be considered "national security imperatives and core tenets of President Biden's foreign policy."
Another doomed policy to waste tax dollars
Biden Admin Takes Major Step to Roll Back Trump's
Jerusalem Embassy Move, May Violate 1995 Embassy Act

The Biden administration elevated diplomatic relations with the Palestinian government, in what diplomats warn is the first step to walking back the United States' historic recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The State Department confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that a new Office of Palestinian Affairs will be established in Jerusalem and act independently of the U.S. ambassador to Israel's office there. The formation of a separate diplomatic office bolsters U.S. relations with the Palestinian government and ould violate the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which mandated that a single U.S. embassy be established in the holy city.
California Rep. Speier Claims She's Only
'victim of gun violence' in House, Ignoring Rep. Scalise

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., claimed Wednesday that she is the only member of the U.S. House who is a victim of gun violence, appearing to forget Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., in her pitch for more gun control. Speier survived five gunshot wounds after being ambushed by Peoples Temple members during the 1978 Jonestown massacre. Her Republican colleague, Scalise, was shot during a 2017 congressional baseball game by a left-wing domestic terrorist who was targeting Republicans. They both suffered life-threatening injuries from the shootings.
It only counts if you're a Dem
Stacey Abrams On Board of Foundation Awarding Millions to
Woke Professors Pushing Prison Abolition, CRT

Abrams, who is taking another shot at running for Georgia governor, is currently listed as a board member at the Seattle-based Marguerite Casey Foundation, a private grant-making foundation named after Marguerite Casey, the sister of UPS founder Jim Casey. The far-left foundation has repeatedly voiced support for defunding and abolishing the police. Abrams, who has tried to distance herself from the hardline rhetoric of the #DefundThePolice movement in the past, has received at least $52,500 in income from the foundation, according to her financial disclosures.
Professor, "I wanted to be a communist for life"
Pennsylvania Dem Says
'Diseased' GOP Must Be 'Cleansed' After Preaching 'Unity'

Pennsylvania Democratic congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan has attributed her past electoral success to her focus on "civility" and "unity." Now, she says the Republican Party is "diseased" and must be "cleansed." "This is, in my opinion, a diseased Republican Party. And it needs to be cured and cleansed," Houlahan said. "So the stakes of having a Republican, as an example, in my seat are more than just policy differences. They are democracy, in my opinion."
Judge Sides with Home Depot After Company Prevented
Employees from Wearing Black Lives Matter Imagery

A judge ruled Friday that a complaint accusing Home Depot of interfering with workers' rights by not allowing them to wear Black Lives Matter messaging should be tossed out. The U.S. National Labor Relations Board's general counsel had claimed the company was violating federal law by preventing staff from wearing "Black Lives Matter" imagery on their aprons which administrative law judge Paul Bogas disagreed with, according to Bloomberg.
The Surprising Ways Biden's NIMBY Energy Policy
Could Affect You Sooner Than You Think

Stacey Lennox
As President Biden chooses to beg some of the world's most notorious dictators to drill for more oil, prices continue to rise even when they agree. If you haven't picked up on the new energy strategy, you can think of it as a "Not in my backyard," or NIMBY, energy policy. Instead of pulling the abundant oil and natural gas out of our own soil, the Biden administration will erect unreliable solar and wind farms and import the fossil fuels that run society from countries where the extraction methods are far more environmentally destructive.
Will 911 responders exhaust their fuel budget?
Higher Ed: Bill Would Fund Voucher Program
Instead of State-Related Colleges

Pennsylvania Republicans are looking to shake up higher education by the creation of a voucher program granting hundreds of millions of dollars directly to students – but would fund it with taxpayer money that otherwise goes to the commonwealth's state-related universities. The growing gap between the public's approval of higher ed along political lines is starting to show as Republicans question how much good universities are doing for the public.
Putin Carries Poop Case When He Travels Outside Moscow to
Hide Possible Health Problems

Russian President Vladimir Putin carries a suitcase filled with his own excrement and urine out of fear it might reveal too much information about his health should it fall into the wrong hands, according to reports. "Putin fears the possibility of any information about his health getting into the hands of foreign intelligence services," Rebekah Koffler, president of Doctrine & Strategy Consulting and a former DIA intelligence officer, told Fox News Digital.

Week ending 5 June 2022

The Day the Electricity Died
Frank Lasee
Imagine one of your kids freezing to death in your home. Eleven-year-old Cristian Pineda's mother found her son dead during the Texas blackout in February 2021. Or you have a power outage for three days, losing a couple of hundred dollars worth of food because your refrigerator didn't work, as Michelle Jones did last summer. The food she had just bought to feed herself, her daughter, and her granddaughter spoiled without electricity. This is likely to become all too common in the future. Why?
Voters, Not NRA Money, Drive the Resistance to Gun Control
Jonah Goldberg
In 2020, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was the top recipient of money from members of the "gun rights" industry. According to Open Secrets, his campaign received a total of $142,653 for the 2019-2020 cycle. That put the so-called gun lobby at 33 on the list, far behind other industries, like real estate and accounting. Scalise's corporate-connected and PAC donors tell a similar story. In spite of what the liberal media says, you won't find the National Rifle Association, Smith & Wesson or anybody else from the "gun lobby" among the top contributors to Republican leaders.
Reagan Delivers Famous
'Boys of Pointe du Hoc' D-Day Speech

On June 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan spoke at the dedication of the U.S. Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc, France. In the audience were 62 of the surviving Rangers who attacked the cliffs of France 40 years before. These words are from Reagan’s speech that day. “We stand on a lonely, windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft, but 40 years ago at this moment, the air was dense with smoke and the cries of men, and the air was filled with the crack of rifle fire and the roar of cannon. At dawn, on the morning of the 6th of June, 1944, 225 Rangers jumped off the British landing craft and ran to the bottom of these cliffs. Their mission was one of the most difficult and daring of the invasion: to climb these sheer and desolate cliffs and take out the enemy guns...”
Full speech video
Biden Admin May Relax China Tariffs In Bid to
Ease Inflation, Commerce Secretary Says

President Joe Biden's administration is considering a drawdown of tariffs on Chinese goods in an effort to combat record-high inflation in the U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo confirmed the potential move on Sunday, saying Biden has personally asked her team to look into the issue. Inflation in the U.S. hit a 40-year high in March and is expected to escalate in the coming months.
Dozens of Georgia Churches Split from
United Methodist Church Over LGBTQ Issues

Seventy churches in Georgia split from the United Methodist Church (UMC) last week largely over LGBTQ issues, marking the latest in a growing divide within the third-largest Protestant denomination in the United States. The North Georgia Conference voted last Thursday to allow the churches, most of which were in rural areas, to disaffiliate from the UMC. The process for disaffiliation was laid out by the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church through 2023, according to the North Georgia United Methodist Church Conference website.
California Passes Bill to Prevent Schools from
Reporting Students with Behavioral Issues to Law Enforcement

On the heels of the Uvalde school shooting, California has passed a bill removing requirements for schools to report threats against school officials to law enforcement. On Thursday, the bill, SB-1273 was passed by the California State Senate, merely days after the tragedy in Uvalde. Lawmakers claim the bill is an attempt at racial equity, stating that minority students are disproportionately reported to law enforcement for violent or disruptive behavior. Instead of mandatory reporting of violent behavioral issues to authorities, school officials will now have the option to deal with them internally. Like most woke policies, the consequences of SB-1273 are dangerous.
What could go wrong?
Poll: Strong Majority Favor Arming Teachers
The investigation into how everything went so horribly wrong in Uvalde is ongoing and will likely take quite a while to sort through. But the one thing's been obvious from the beginning is that it took far too long for someone with a gun to make it into that classroom and put down the maniac who was killing innocent children and teachers. With that in mind, a question that's been hotly debated in the past is back on the table once again. What if there had already been someone with a gun in the classroom when the shooter arrived?
A Response to the Latest Vilification Campaign Against the NRA
David Kopel
So as we begin our day of studying the Law, we say to each and every hate group, we reject your sick and twisted lies against us, for exactly the same reason we reject the blood libels against every race, every religion, and every other group: We reject Satan and all his works.
Fathers: The Family Component Missing from Mass Shooters' Lives
Joshua Arnold
Senate Democrats considered gun control legislation last week in response to the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, but Republicans questioned whether such a response would actually address the real problem. "Why is our culture suddenly producing so many young men who want to murder innocent people?" asked Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. "Could things like fatherlessness, the breakdown of families, isolation from civil society, or the glorification of violence be contributing factors?"
Lyin' Biden Falsely Claims Jan. 6 Rioters
'Killed Two Police Officers' in Speech at Alma Mater

President Joe Biden falsely claimed that January 6 rioters at the U.S. Capitol "killed two police officers" while giving the commencement address at his alma mater Saturday. Biden and several top Democrats have repeated the debunked claim previously, but the president's latest assertion of it came at the University of Delaware, where Biden graduated in 1965. No police officers died during the riots, and one who died the following day was found to have died of natural causes.
Continues long string of commencement lies
If Joe Biden Cared About Gun Laws,
Hunter Biden Would Already Be In Jail

Tristan Justice
President Joe Biden is on a full-blown crusade to regulate or repeal the Second Amendment out of existence. While Democrats are often not honest about their intentions, this has always been their true agenda. Biden's son, Hunter, who appeared to purchase a gun illegally in 2018, could be among those hardest hit... Details aside, President Biden doesn't have room to speak on gun control until his son faces, at minimum, a substantive criminal investigation into his answers on a background check when purchasing a firearm in 2018.
Confused Old Man Shouts at Navy Grads
That Putin Wants to 'Findalize' Europe

"Biden appears to be the first person ever to use the word 'Findalize.' He was actually trying to say that Putin was trying to Finlandize Europe, that is, make it a neutral zone between the U.S. and Russia. But the Big Guy couldn't quite manage to get 'Finlandize' out, so we got 'Findalize,' and by this point, the WhiteHouse.gov transcriber, who must get combat pay when it comes time to transcribe a Biden speech, had apparently given up in despair, as the transcript leaves 'Findalize' there without even attempting to clear up what Old Joe was actually trying to say."

Did Lyin' Biden Do It Again?
Story Told to Naval Academy Grads Stuns Reporters

Biden told the midshipmen that he applied to the Naval Academy in 1965. He told a tale of applying to the Academy with a letter from then-Delaware Senator J. Caleb Boggs. However, in 1965, Biden graduated from the University of Delaware. He wouldn't have been applying for graduate courses at the Naval Academy because there were none. The tale was an odd one, mixing his dream of playing football with his interest in the Naval Academy.
Fact-check: Could Individuals
Own Cannons During the Revolutionary War?

"From the very beginning you weren't allowed to have certain weapons. You weren't allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual, said Joe Biden" The campaign was unable to come up with an example of a law banning private ownership of cannons, and historians of the period doubt that any existed. To the contrary, there are documented instances of privateers, or privately owned vessels, setting sail with cannons during the period.
Kamala Harris's Awkward Moments, a Nonexhaustive List
Naomi Lim
President Joe Biden is known for his verbal missteps, but Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden's heir presumptive, is providing Republican operatives with just as much fodder before the 2022 midterm elections and a second possible White House campaign. Harris, whose communications shop has experienced quick-clip turnover, raised eyebrows this week with another instance of clunky speech-writing and awkward delivery.
U.S. Forest Service Says It Started ALL of
New Mexico's Largest Wildfire

Two blazes that grew into New Mexico's largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service... prompting the state's governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster. Forest Service investigators determined the Calf Canyon Fire was caused by a "burn pile" of branches that the agency thought was out but reignited on April 19... that blaze on April 22 merged with the Hermits Peak Fire, which the USFS started with a controlled burn that went out of control on April 6, the agency previously reported.
People Who Drink Coffee Daily Live Longer, Study Says
Is there anything it can't do?
Mounting evidence shows caffeine lovers who drink coffee daily are less likely to die early compared to those who don't, a new study suggests... Ultimately, they discovered that those who drank unsweetened coffee regularly were 15 to 21% less likely to die than the participants who didn't. The study also found that people who drank between one and four cups of lightly sweetened coffee every day were 29 to 31% less likely to die.
Is there anything it can't do?
Democrats' Early Hopes for Redistricting Gains
Founder Amid String of Legal Reversals

Democrats had high hopes of securing a competitive edge in congressional elections for the foreseeable future after a series of redistricting wins earlier this year – but they've come crashing back to earth with a string of recent legal reversals both major and minor... In addition to Democratic gerrymandering efforts backfiring, several Republican efforts to redraw the maps have been upheld amid a wave of legal challenges.
IRS Squanders Nearly $1B In Erroneous Pandemic Credits,
Won't Try to Recoup

This week's Golden Horseshoe is awarded to the IRS for issuing almost $1 billion in improper pandemic tax credits – and rebuffing an inspector general's recommendations to recover the erroneous payments. The tax collectors issued potentially $898 million in improper Recovery Rebate Credits (RRCs) to ineligible individuals, including potential nonresident aliens, according to a final audit report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
Rand Paul Demands Answers About Federal Employees
Getting Money from Drug Companies They're Supposed to Oversee

At issue here is the flow of money between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the companies and groups it works with. "Last year, the National Institutes of Health – Anthony Fauci's employer – doled out $30 billion in government grants to roughly 56,000 recipients," Adam Andrzejewski of OpenTheBooks explains. "That largess of taxpayer money buys a lot of favor and clout within the scientific, research, and healthcare industries. However… hundreds of millions of dollars in payments also flow the other way. These are royalty payments from third-party payers (think pharmaceutical companies) back to the NIH and individual NIH scientists."
Misappropriation: DHS Using 'Border Barrier' Funds to
Improve Safety for Migrants

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has approved the use of border barrier funds, not to build a border barrier or wall, but to spend on projects that will improve safety for border agents – and illegal border crossers... "In addition, as DHS moves forward with the projects announced today, it continues to call on Congress to cancel remaining appropriations for barrier system construction and instead specifically fund smart border security measures, like border technology at and between ports of entry, that are proven to be more effective at improving safety and security at the border.
New Jersey Officials: Democrat Phil Murphy Improperly
Gave $10M in Coronavirus Funds to Illegal Aliens

As Breitbart News reported last year, Murphy provided the state's nearly half a million illegal aliens with rounds of stimulus checks to the sum of tens of millions of dollars – paid for by American taxpayers – that was meant as coronavirus relief for Americans. Now, the state's Office of Legislative Services is accusing Murphy of improperly allocating $10 million to fund stimulus checks for illegal aliens in New Jersey.
'Tax the Rich'? North Carolina Dem Stashes
More Than $1 Mil in Cayman Islands Fund

As Democrats call on the rich to "pay their fair share" in taxes, North Carolina congresswoman Kathy Manning (D.) has more than $1 million stashed in a Cayman Islands-based fund. One of the wealthiest members of Congress, Manning and her husband hold more than $1 million in Seven Bridges Multi-Strategy Fund Ltd., her financial disclosure shows. The private fund is located in the Cayman Islands, a notorious tax haven for America's elite, according to SEC filings.
I'm not shocked. Are you shocked?
Sounds of Dynamite Blasting, Piles of Rubble at Turbine Site
In the hills of this town and portions of neighboring Hanover, a major green-energy project has taken on the look of an environmental disaster. Concrete litters parts of the landscape while nearby residents worry streams and creeks are becoming contaminated as blasting activities have created a scar for homeowners and wildlife. What was once a quiet and serene natural setting has become an assembly line operation due to faulty concrete foundations that were poured and are now needed to be removed as part of the Ball Hill Wind Farm.

Clinton County Commissioners Lay Out Objections To
Proposed Solar Power Generation Project

In a Wednesday press release, each Clinton County commissioner stated objections to a Chicago company's proposal to build a 300-megawatt solar power generation facility in southern Clinton County. "I remain concerned about the lack of oversight, maintenance and upkeep over a long, 30-plus-years  installation as well as end-of-life removal and disposal of the equipment," Woods continued. "Agreement has not been reached on essential terms for Clinton County, including substantial increases in all setbacks and authority to approve or deny stormwater mitigation plans. This [stipulation] agreement does not protect the county and its citizens who are directly affected. We do not want this for our Clinton County residents."
Biden Education Head Defends Biological Boys
In Girls Sports, Not Telling Parents About Trans Kids

President Joe Biden's Education Secretary Michael Cardona said biological males should be able to compete against girls in school sports and that schools should not have to tell parents about their child's gender transition... The education secretary made headlines earlier this year after reports surfaced that he solicited the controversial National School Boards Association letter last fall that conflated concerned parents with domestic terrorists.
Teachers Explain How They Push
'Gender Lessons' On Young Children

Teachers across the country revealed the strategies they use to teach young children about gender ideology in a Friday article published by the Washington Post. Teachers discussed the various ways they are injecting gender-related discussions into their lessons, including comments about using hormones to stop menstrual periods and declining to state that sexual anatomy is gender-specific, according to the Washington Post. One transgender teacher makes a point of telling students about the process of gender transitions, including with personal testimony.
Pizza Hut Features 'drag kids' Book for
Children As Young As Kindergarten

Pizza Hut is featuring a book about "drag kids" as one of the books promoted by its "Book It!" reading incentive program aimed at children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. The "Book It!" website features a book titled "Big Wig," and states that the reading is geared toward children in pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade. "Big Wig" is a picture book that "celebrates drag kids," according to a description on the Simon & Schuster website.
Study Shows Mask Usage Did Not Protect Wearer and
Those Wearing Masks Had Higher Death Rates

A study comparing data between counties in Kansas found that those that mandated masks for COVID-19 had a higher rate of death than those that did not. The author, German physician Zacharias Foegen, chose Kansas because that state allowed each of its 105 counties to decide whether or not to require masks. A total of 81 counties decided not to implement the measure. The paper published by the journal Medicine, "The Foegen Effect: A Mechanism by Which Facemasks Contribute to the COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate," concluded that "contrary to the accepted thought that fewer people are dying because infection rates are reduced by masks, this was not the case," National File reported.

Week ending 29 May 2022

The Word No One Mentions When Discussing School Shootings
Michael James
It happens again and everybody runs to their corner and restates a formerly held position. Liberals blame guns. Conservatives want to beef up security. No one asks the central question; why are kids shooting up schools?  Schools are the target. Schools are the objective. Schools are the focal point. What are schools doing that makes them so hated?... Narcissists' teaching budding narcissists' is not a healthy diet for the soul of our country.
A Cabinency of Dunces
Victor Davis Hanson
As the nation sinks inexplicably into self-created crisis after crisis, debate rages whether President Joe Biden is incompetent, mean-spirited, or an ideologue who feels the country's mess is his success. A second national discussion revolves around who actually is overseeing the current national catastrophe, given Biden's frequent bewilderment and cognitive challenges. But one area of agreement is the sheer craziness of Biden's Cabinet appointments, who have translated his incoherent ideology into catastrophic governance.
Every Day Is Memorial Day at Dover Air Force Base
The first stop back on U.S. soil for American service members killed overseas is Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. It's where their families wait, where VIPs gather and where the honor guard is called. It’s at this site where members of the Air Force mortuary affairs team have the solemn task of preparing the remains of America's war dead for burial. Every day is Memorial Day here.  "There's not another mission exactly like it in the military," said Maj. Matthew Knight, senior chaplain at Dover.
Folded honor flag
Extreme Respect – Utmost Honor
The Tomb of The Unknowns
Flashback 30 Years: Guns Were in Schools...
and Nothing Happened

J. Christian Adams
The millennial generation might be surprised to learn that theirs is the first without guns in school. Just 30 years ago, high school kids rode the bus with rifles and shot their guns at high school rifle ranges. After another school shooting, it's time to ask: what changed? Cross guns off the list of things that changed in thirty years. In 1985, semi-automatic rifles existed, and a semi-automatic rifle was used in Florida. Guns didn't suddenly decide to visit mayhem on schools. Guns can't decide. We can also cross the Second Amendment off the list. It existed for over 200 years before this wickedness unfolded. Nothing changed in the Constitution. That leaves us with some uncomfortable possibilities remaining.
Guns Aren't Radically Deadlier Than They Were 50 Years Ago,
But Our Sick Culture Is

Elle Reynolds
After another school shooting – this one at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, leaving at least 21 victims dead – politicians like President Joe Biden are already capitalizing on the tragedy to push their anti-gun agenda. They'll tell you that the vague category of "assault weapons" has no place in American citizens' hands, or seize the moment to vilify "the semiautomatic weapons that terrorize us" (as a New York Times essay put it). But these firearms have been accessible for decades – far before school shootings were such an unfortunately common occurrence.
Schumer Blocks Senate GOP School Safety Bill,
Angering Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday blocked a school safety bill that has Republicans crying foul. After the horrific mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., asked for the Luke and Alex School Safety Act to be passed by unanimous consent.
Narrative Fail: White Supremacists Are NOT the
Most Likely Mass Murderers

Leave it to Joe Biden to ignore facts in his quest to distract from the results of his failed leadership. He blamed white supremacy, along with (of course) the gun lobby and "assault weapons" following the Buffalo supermarket murder spree last week. Ironically, less than 10% of mass public shootings have any ties at all to white supremacy. And whites commit less than their proportionate number of attacks. But the politically incorrect truth doesn't help Biden, Democrats, or their click-hungry allies in the media. In fact, the data show Middle Easterners make up less than one-half of one percent of Americans, yet they commit 9% of mass public shootings. That's more than those committed by the "white supremacists" Joe loves to go on about.
Mass Shooting Facts to Shut Down Your Lib Sister and Her Annoying,
Man-Bunned, Non-Binary 'Boy' Friend at Your Memorial Day BBQ

Kevin Downey Jr.
I bet Don Lemon only prays when there is a mass shooting. "Please, God, let the gunman be white." The lefty sitzpinkler at CNN came up with snake eyes yesterday because the shooter is Hispanic. That changes the narrative for the left. So, now the harridans from The View have their show prep for the next few days: go after the "gun lobby," Republican politicians, and those big, scary "assault rifles," or as they now call them, "weapons of war." Anyone engaging in this sort of boring drivel doesn't really want to stop the problem of mass shootings. They want to take our guns and have Republicans voted out.
West Virginia Police Say Woman with CCW
Stopped a Mass Shooting, Saved Lives

Charleston Police Department's Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett credited an unnamed Charleston concealed carry license holder with stopping the threat following a shooting Wednesday evening. Police say Dennis Butler returned after being lectured about speeding through an apartment complex where kids were playing. He parked his car and began shooting at a graduation party with an AR-15. A woman among the group of 30 to 40 people saw Butler, 37, in his back seat firing on the group. Instead of running, Hazelett said, she engaged the threat, shooting and killing him.
Good gal with a gun saves lives
Illegals Released By DHS Were Not Tested for
COVID-19 Before Taking Commercial Flights

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General investigation found many migrants who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and later released by DHS were not tested for COVID-19 before they boarded commercial flights to other cities in the country. DHS has been relying on non-governmental organizations to test people for COVID-19 released by Border Patrol but there are towns who either don't have a non-governmental organization to conduct the testing or they do not have the capacity.
2020 Census Grossly Undercounted Heartland States While Overcounting Deep-Blue Areas; Will Shape Political Landscape for a Decade
Randy DeSoto
Maybe it's coincidence or something else altogether, but a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that several red states were undercounted in the 2020 census, while about an equal number of blue states were overcounted. One practical impact is that red states likely received less representation than they should in Congress, while blue states received more. And the kicker is the situation cannot be remedied until after the next census in 2030.
Surprise, surprise! Are you shocked?
European Parliament Rejects Discussion on Christian Persecution
Raymond Ibrahim
Once again, a large governmental body has exposed itself as morally bankrupt if not wholly bereft of legitimacy.  On May 18, 2022, the European Parliament, one of the European Union's legislative bodies, rejected a proposal to discuss the elephant in the room: the rampant persecution of Christians around the world. The proposal came in response to the May 12 stoning and burning to death of Deborah Samuel Jacob (Yakuba), a Christian student in Nigeria murdered by Muslims for thanking Jesus for her performance in a test, and, therefore, precipitating an allegation that she had somehow "blasphemed" against Muhammad.
Supreme Court Turns Down Request to
Block Biden from Using Climate Model

In a response to the Supreme Court decision, Louisiana Solicitor General Elizabeth Murrill told The Epoch Times in an email: "The Administration's efforts to reorder the American economy using these made-up metrics underscores the truth of the one economist's statement that this is 'the most important number you never heard of.' We are disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision to not vacate the stay, but we are confident that we will be successful in reinstating the injunction after this matter is heard on the merits at the 5th Circuit.
It's Not Just Spending – Biden's Record of
69 Major Regulations Are Driving Inflation Too

Jonathan Ingram
The highest inflation in 40 years isn't driven just by record federal spending, a record government-driven labor shortage and record restrictions on US energy production. President Joe Biden's record regulation spree is also pushing prices higher. Stopping the bureaucratic assault on the economy is essential to taming inflation and giving families relief. The role of regulations in the inflation crisis is largely overlooked but shouldn't be. When Washington wraps the economy in red tape, businesses must spend massive sums on compliance.
Ohio Man Shoots Intruder
Assaulting Homeowner During Attempted Break-In

Two Ohio homeowners shot an intruder who attempted a home invasion and assaulted the residents on Saturday, police say. Police say the intruder assaulted one of the residents, dragging them out of the home The other resident then grabbed a gun, shooting the intruder. Both the intruder and the resident who was assaulted are now in the hospital, according to Fox 19.
Pushback: Total Victory for The Federalist
Against Attempt By Biden's Labor Board to Silence It

Robert Zimmerman
Another past blacklisted American has come away with a triumph for freedom! In April 2022 I reported how the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) under the Biden administration and working with two leftist lawyers was attempting to silence the conservative news outlet The Federalist because of a very lame Twitter joke sent out by its publisher, Ben Domenech.
Exclusive: State Farm Exec Apologizes to Angry Agents,
Says 'We Made a Mistake With Our Involvement' With GenderCool

State Farm agents across the country fielded angry phone calls on Monday from customers who were either threatening to cancel their policies or who flat-out canceled them after hearing news that the company had partnered with The GenderCool Project to donate books regarding transgenderism and gender fluidity to schools in order to "increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support our communities in having challenging, empowering, and important conversations with children Age 5+."

State Farm Pulls Support from Program Sending
Transgender Books for 5-Year-Olds, Responding to Outraged Agents

Mary Chastain
State Farm sent out a mass email to their staff today stating "we will no longer support that program" after they were exposed for supporting a project to push LGBTQ books into schools. A source tells me "the agents were really upset when we found out."... Will Hild told reporters: "We would hope State Farm would... cooperate with the governor's office or law enforcement in [Florida] and retrieve any of these books that may have been donated to public schools that by law now do not belong there."

State Farm: Creepy Grooming Neighbor Is There
Toni Williams
Lord have mercy. These creepy groomers are like roaches. You stomp on one and a thousand more arrive. Parents need to be hypervigilant. Just as soon as you know all about grooming school teachers and the cretins at Disney, here comes your insurance agent providing gender books to your kids. Why on Earth would State Farm want to get involved with gender and LGBTQ issues? Make the world around us kinder? That's easy: be kind to everyone you meet. But, the insurance company decided not to take the temperature of the nation's parents and go for the creepy groomer vibe.
Solar Showdown: Indian Villagers Reject
Greenpeace's Useless FAKE Electricity

Eco-zealots have attempted to ram wind and solar power down the throats of Third World governments under the auspices of saving the planet and purportedly with the purpose of dragging millions out of poverty. But it never takes their targets long to work out that wind and solar power are both insanely expensive and hopelessly unreliable; sitting in the dark, night after night, generally does the trick.
Texas Comptroller: Companies 'boycotting' Fossil Fuels
Could Lose State Funding

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent a letter to 19 financial companies that he alleges could be 'boycotting the fossil fuel industry.' Hegar is asking the companies, including JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, to clarify their fossil fuel investment policies and procedures, and has requested a list of any mutual funds or exchange-traded funds in their portfolios that may prohibit or limit investment in fossil fuels.
The ATF is Inflating 'Ghost Gun' Statistics to
Secure More Funding from Congress

Lee Williams
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is counting the number of Google searches for "ghost guns" claiming that the data supports their theory that homemade firearms are skyrocketing in popularity among criminals. The "ghost gun" crisis, which the ATF itself ginned up, appears to be nothing more than the agency's latest and most desperate attempt to increase its dwindling budget... The report repeats bogus "ghost gun" claims, which have already been debunked by dozens of senior law enforcement sources and a congressional whistleblower. In other words, ATF submitted a report to the President and to the Attorney General of the United States containing information it knew was false.
A bogus report? Where have we seen that before?
Plan to Demolish 4 Hydroelectric Dams on Klamath River
Stirs Debate Over Coveted West Water

California's second-largest river has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for millennia, provided upstream farmers with irrigation water for generations and served as a haven for retirees who built dream homes along its banks. Now, plans to demolish four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath's lower reaches – the largest such demolition project in U.S. history – have placed those competing interests in stark relief. Tribes, farmers, homeowners and conservationists all have a stake in the dams' fate.
Biden Admin Wants Kids to Starve if
Schools Don't Let Boys Use Girls Showers and Bathrooms

Matt Margolis
The National School Lunch Program feeds approximately 30 million kids nationwide daily. But now, getting access to federal funds for the program will come with a huge catch: K-12 schools will have to allow boys into girls' bathrooms and locker rooms if they want to continue receiving funds for the school lunch program... "It seems to be playing politics with feeding poor kids, which is really unfortunate," John Elcesser, executive director of the Indiana Non-Public Education Association told The Federalist. "Because if a school feels like they cannot participate because it's in conflict with their mission or values, if a religious exemption is not granted, you're taking away a program that's feeding low-income kids."
Obama tried the same gambit, was blocked by SCOTUS
Wisconsin Voters Sue 5 Cities Over
Unlawful Unmanned Ballot Drop Boxes in Elections

Voters in Wisconsin's five largest cities are suing over the use of illegal unmanned absentee ballot drop boxes in elections. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society, a nationwide public interest law firm, filed the legal complaints on May 25 on behalf of voters in Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine. Officials from the affected cities weren't immediately available for comment.
North Carolina Preschool Uses LGBT Flashcards
Depicting a Pregnant Man to Teach Kids Colors

A North Carolina preschool used flash cards featuring LGBTQ themes to teach kids colors, including one card depicting a pregnant man. "Schools should only be using age-appropriate materials, and these flashcards clearly do not meet that standard for a pre-school classroom," Republican State Rep. Erin Paré said in a statement after being alerted to the cards by a constituent, according to North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore.
Tennessee Principal Fired After
Dragging Special Needs Student Through School

The initial incident took place on Nov. 4, 2019 when an elementary special education student didn't comply with a request from Walter Hill Elementary principal Helen Campbell, according to Fox 17. When the student didn't comply with the request, Campbell and Bonnie Marlar, a teacher, grabbed him by the ankles and proceeded to drag him through the hallways, according to Director of Schools Bill Spurlock.
Incredible!

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