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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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Black Reparations Inspiring a
Multicolored Pandora's Box of Intersectional Demands

John Murawski – RealClearInvestigations
Until a few years ago, the idea of paying financial reparations to descendants of African slaves was dismissed as a fringe idea. Now a notion that President Barack Obama once rejected as impractical is becoming public policy. California offers a dramatic example as officials there review a proposal that could pay in excess of $1 million each to some black residents, while more than a dozen U.S. municipalities are moving ahead with their own race-based programs to redress the legacies of slavery. But the reparations movement is bigger and wider than that.

Georgia Voters Show Just How Wrong Joe Biden and His Sycophants Are
Hans von Spakovsky & Joseph Sturdy
Here is the question: When will President Joe Biden, failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, and other denizens of the Left apologize to Georgia's legislators, governor, and other residents? The answer is probably "Never," despite the latest evidence of just how wrong they've been about Georgia's commonsense election reforms in their outrageous claims about the state.

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Week ending 5 February 2023

Official Corrects Record After Claims
Spy Balloons Traveled Over U.S. Under Trump

Information suggesting that Chinese spy balloons traveled over the continental United States during the Trump administration was "discovered after" former President Donald Trump left office, a senior administration official told Fox News. A defense official on Saturday said Chinese spy balloons briefly traveled over the United States at least three times during the Trump administration. Trump and a number of his top national security and defense officials refuted the claim, telling Fox News Digital that it "never happened."
Thousands of Pandemic Unemployment Claims Listed the
Names of Still-Employed Government Workers, Senator Says

Thousands of federal employees may have wrongfully obtained coronavirus bailouts by claiming to be unemployed, with some even doing so from their desks at government offices, federal investigators found. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) is demanding answers, saying that the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PARC) should "recover the money that was ripped off, and grant each of those who took advantage of taxpayers by collecting jobless benefits their wish to be unemployed."
WH Claims of Transparency Face Even More Scrutiny As It's Revealed National Archives Was Blocked from Releasing Statement on Classified Documents Found at Biden's Think Tank
The National Archives was prevented from notifying the public that classified documents had been found at President Joe Biden's think tank back in November, raising questions over who stopped the information from coming out. House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman James Comer raised the question Tuesday night, claiming the only two entities that could have given the order are the White House and the Department of Justice – putting the onus on either Biden or Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Major Democrat Donor Tied to Biden Indicted for
Allegedly Embezzling Millions from Suffering Clients

A high-profile former lawyer who donated big money to Democrats and hosted a fundraiser for President Biden was indicted by federal grand juries on Wednesday in two states for allegedly embezzling more than $18 million from legal clients. The Justice Department announced that Tom Girardi, 83, was charged in Los Angeles with five counts of wire fraud, which carries a maximum 20-year federal prison sentence. 
Left-Wing Think Tank Responsible for
Thousands of Fake Russia Stories

A left-wing think tank erroneously claiming to track Russian online activity was responsible for thousands of bogus stories asserting the nation's influence in U.S. politics, according to the latest batch of Twitter Files. The Hamilton 68 "dashboard" was the brainchild of former FBI special agent and MSNBC contributor Clint Watts and operated under the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a think tank founded in 2017 – shortly after former President Trump took office.
Biden's Consumer Product Safety Commission Was Serious
About Banning Gas Stoves Before Public Backlash Forced a Rethink

Richard Trumka Jr., an agency commissioner for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced in January that the group was keen to address the pollution emitted by gas stoves. But the federal regulator's proposal to ban the appliances quickly caused mass outrage, many saying it would disproportionately target poorer Americans as gas cooking appliances are often more affordable.
DeSantis Beats the Devil
Don Surber
Lucifer woke up this morning with his head pounding and his ego deflated. He drank a gallon of Bloody Marys to stop the pain. Yesterday, that pipsqueak DeSantis beat the devil at his own game. Sure, Satan still has Biden in the White House, but to be beaten by a Florida Man truly hurts... The board capitulated on the first day of Black History Month. The College Board's course as originally crafted was not about black people but about pushing Marxism and other evils. Good golly, the course honored a poet who encouraged raping white girls and slashing the throats of their mothers. The devil delights in hijacking a civil rights movement founded by Martin Luther King and other Christian ministers.
Surber exposes the inner rot
Miami Black Leaders Apologize to Gov. Ron DeSantis
After a Member Called Him Racist

Pierre Rutledge, chair of the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board, issued a statement on behalf of his board that apologized to DeSantis for a comment made at their Wednesday meeting from a member who said, "Our governor is racist." "We take it to heart when someone uses the term racist," Rutledge said Friday. "Words matter. And so as chair, I must start by saying we want to pull that back. There’s nothing wrong with saying ‘we’re sorry.’ That’s not what we intended to say or be depicted by anyone. And that’s not the feeling of this board."
College Board Surrenders to DeSantis on
AP African American Studies

After scathing criticism of the Advanced Placement curricula for African American Studies by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the College Board has significantly altered the curriculum by stripping many of the issues to which DeSantis objected. It's a big win for DeSantis and Florida students, who now have a less ideological black studies program to study – if they so choose.
Hulu's 1619 Project Docuseries Peddles False History
The New York Times' 1619 Project selected Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, as a filming location for its new Hulu docuseries. In doing so, creator Nikole Hannah-Jones sought to bolster her project's most troublesome claim – the assertion that British overtures toward emancipation impelled the American colonists into revolution, ultimately securing an independent United States. In the past three years, the Times has grappled with the fallout from Hannah-Jones' assertion, including the revelation that it ignored its own fact-checker's warnings against printing the charge.
House Oversight Committee Investigating Climate Envoy
John Kerry Over Secret Negotiations With the CCP

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky. is investigating Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry for his role in the Biden Administration and for his secretive negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party to combat climate change. Kerry's cabinet-level role of "climate envoy" was created by President Joe Biden soon after his 2021 inauguration, and although the position doesn't require Senate approval, the SPEC office has an estimated $13.9 million budget and approval for a staff of 45.

House Oversight Committee Demands John Kerry
Turn Over CCP Climate-Negotiation Documents

The House Oversight Committee on Thursday demanded that Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry release documents pertaining to his negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party. Kerry has come under fire from the GOP for dismissing the CCP's egregious human rights record and antagonism toward the U.S. in order to prioritize climate-change mitigation efforts. He has argued China's abuses should be decoupled from climate agreements in which the U.S. and China would be co-partners.
New Emails Obtained by Oversight Project Show
DHS Politicized Fake Del Rio 'Whipping' Scandal

The Project obtained more than 130 new pages of emails between senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection, and other Biden administration officials after suing over an ignored Freedom of Information Act requests earlier this year. Read all the documents here. The emails provided another troubling look into the internal politics of the Biden administration in the aftermath of the events in Del Rio, and are just the latest in a batch of documents obtained by the Project showing how Biden administration officials have played politics with border security and the careers and reputations of Border Patrol agents.
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Hakeem Jeffries: Resolution Condemning Socialism Is
'Fraudulent,' Would 'Undermine' Democrat Agenda

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) spoke out against a House resolution that would condemn the "horrors of socialism," arguing that it is a "fraudulent" resolution that would "undermine" House Democrats' agenda. Cuban-American Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) introduced the anti-Socialism resolution, a symbolic move that declares the country "founded on the belief in the sanctity of the individual, to which the collectivistic system of socialism in all of its forms is fundamentally and necessarily opposed."
Really?! The truth hurts!
Bob Woodward Condemns Media's Russiagate Coverage,
Reveals Reporters Ignored His Warnings About Steele Dossier

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward revealed in a new interview that Washington Post reporters essentially ignored his warnings about the shortcomings of the infamous Christopher Steele dossier, amidst the feverish Russiagate media coverage that dominated the Trump administration. "Bob Woodward, of the Post, told me that news coverage of the Russia inquiry 'wasn't handled well' and that he thought viewers and readers had been 'cheated.' He urged newsrooms to 'walk down the painful road of introspection,'" Gerth wrote.
Another Trump-hating FBI Lovebird Flies Out of the Woodwork
Monica Showalter
With all the talk about breaking up or abolishing the FBI, it's obvious the agency needs some kind of hosing out. With so many open adultery cases going on at the bureau, it might be that just enforcing the adultery rules alone might be the most effective way of getting the least loyal, least-law-minded, and least rule-minded agents out of there. That might be the quickest way to clear the left's plotters, fabricators, and traitors out.

Assaults on U.S. Democracy, Election Integrity and the Constitution
Lawrence Kadish
The U.S. for years has been witnessing countless displays of people deliberately committing criminal acts, including felonies, that prosecutors refuse to charge. These include mass violence in cities, widespread gun violence (for instance here and here), and rampant vandalism and theft... If a populace is threatened, it is easier to control – as during COVID-19 restrictions, when most people agreed to be locked up. The people will look to the government for help. Poverty must be among the easiest ways to suppress people, as Hugo Chavez and Nicolás Maduro produced in Venezuela. "The worse, the better," Vladimir Lenin is alleged to have said.
Election Fraud Database Tops 1,400 Cases
Hans von Spakovsky / Katie Samalis-Aldrich
The Heritage Foundation's Election Fraud Database now includes 1,412 proven instances of election fraud, and our legal center is monitoring many other ongoing prosecutions. The database, which provides a sampling of recent election fraud cases, demonstrates the vulnerabilities within the electoral process and the need for reforms to secure free and fair elections for the American people.
Democrats Do an About-Face on Georgia
In the minds of Democrats, the state of Georgia is either an oppressive racist hellhole or the bright shining future of American politics, depending on the results of the latest election. Apparently, Georgia is now good again, because NBC News reports that a lot of elected Democrats from Virginia to Louisiana are urging their party to hold the 2024 national convention in Atlanta:
Are the COVID Yarns Slowly Beginning to Unravel?
Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.
It has been three years since COVID-19 entered the scene. It probably emerged in the previous year based on COVID antibodies found in banked blood from the fall of 2019 and a severe non-influenza respiratory illness sweeping through ICUs in the early winter of 2019. In those days it was simply called the Chinese coronavirus, based on the reported origin but we still don't know that for sure. In fact, much of what we have been told about COVID over the past three years has turned out to be "misinformation", as government, corporate media, and big tech described everything that went against their preferred COVID narrative. Who are the real deniers?
'Barbaric' Minnesota Abortion Bill Lambasted by State Senator:
'Future generations will look back in horror'

A Minnesota Republican state senator is taking a firm stance against a sweeping abortion bill passed by her colleagues, which opponents argue is the "most extreme" abortion legislation in America. The Protect Reproductive Options (PRO) Act passed the Minnesota Senate 34-33 Saturday after Republicans had unsuccessfully tried to amend the bill 35 times. The bill states that "every individual has a fundamental right to make autonomous decisions about the individual's own reproductive health."
The Futility of Wind Energy
Extreme temperature = calm wind = no wind energy.
Mike Smith
"Here's the thing: If someone had taken a magic wand and instantly tripled the number of wind turbines in Kansas and Oklahoma this morning, it wouldn't have made any difference. Calm winds mean no electricity. The problem was not confined to the USA. This morning, I learned of a wind farm that produced negative wind energy for two days in Canada. Really!
Wind Winding Down?
Financial Disasters for Turbine Makers Who Call for Bailouts

Beege Welborn
Sometimes it's funny how coming across an article will make you smile because of a memory triggered by some aspect of it. That happened yesterday, and again today, when I came across these pieces on the chaos in the wind turbine manufacturing sector. Now the entire industry is hitting headwinds they hadn't counted on and it could spell disaster.
And the gods of sanity smiled
This Is How You Do It: Make Woke Academics Live Up to
Their Own Rules (and demand $51M in recompense)

Andrea Widburg
Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" apply to all radicals, including those who take the radical position that patriotic constitutional conservativism is a good thing. Conservatives need to enshrine his sixth rule: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." That's the wonderful move the descendants of T.C. Williams made when the University of Richmond deleted his existence.
Supreme Court Should End Federal Government's Water Overreach
Daren Bakst
For decades, there's been confusion regarding what waters are regulated under the Clean Water Act. As a result, property owners sometimes unwittingly find themselves facing civil and criminal penalties because they didn't secure a permit for engaging even in normal activities like farming or homebuilding.
Florida Bill Could Hand Gun Owners Huge Win,
Make The U.S. A Constitutional Carry-Majority Country

Florida lawmakers introduced legislation on Monday to allow people to carry a concealed firearm without having to get a government-issued permit – a move that could make the majority of U.S. states permitless-carry territory. "Our right to bear arms, of course, is enshrined in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution," Republican state Rep. Chuck Brannan said during a press conference in Tallahassee. "The bill that I will file later today continues to advance Second Amendment freedoms through legislation known as 'constitutional carry.'"
Second Amendment Win: Illinois Loses Appeal Over
Gun Control Law That Affects Millions

The state of Illinois lost an appeal on Tuesday after a lower court judge issued a restraining order on a newly enacted ban on some semiautomatic rifles as well as high-capacity magazines. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the gun control law on Jan. 10, which bans the sale and distribution of assault weapons, high capacity magazines, and switches, which went into effect immediately after he approved it. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued a temporary restraining order against the law on Jan. 24, preventing it from being enforced.
Utah Educators and Union Officials Caught
Boasting of Secretly Teaching CRT

"You teach it to a group of seniors at West Jordan High and they don't tell their parents." Administrators, educators, and union officials in Utah were caught on video boasting about how they managed to keep teaching critical race theory or LGBTQ concepts to students, despite Utah's bans on CRT in the classroom, according to a Jan. 27 tweet thread from Accuracy in Media... Ultimately, any parent who still has kids in public school should assume teachers are feeding leftist CRT propaganda to their kids, regardless of state laws.
Minnesota Health Mentor Reportedly Offers Student
Chest Binder for Gender Transition Behind Parents' Backs

A Minnesota health mentor offered an investigator posing as a student a gender-affirming chest binder while stating she will not inform the student's parents. A parent sent @LibsofTikTok, a picture of a flyer that was hung inside a school in Hopkins Public Schools District introducing Health Mentor Caroline Hickey, who offered a litany of LGBTQ counseling services.
Missouri Schools Took Kids to a Drag Show Without Informing Parents
AG Bailey Is Working to Prevent It from Happening Again.

Missouri's attorney general sent a letter to the state's association of school boards, urging it to adopt a resolution mandating that parents and guardians receive advance notice and the ability to opt their children out of sexual instruction, following news that a middle school took students to a drag show without notifying parents of the sexual nature of the event.
Female Inmate Reports Rape Occurred in California Women's Prison
A female inmate at the Central California Facility for Women has come forward with a sworn declaration of having been eyewitness to the aftermath of an alleged sexual assault that took place within the institution. According to Le's statement, she was one of many eyewitness to the events surrounding what was described as a "sexual assault" committed by a trans-identified male against a female inmate.

Week ending 29 January 2023

It's Not Just Gas Stoves Democrats Are Coming for –
Here Are Other Home Appliances on the Chopping Block

Warner Todd Huston
Earlier this month, Biden's Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that it opposed gas stoves and was looking at ways to eliminate them, prompting an outcry over the coming ban. But climate scolds aren't just looking to ban your gas stove, America. ...There is a growing list of other modern conveniences these advocates of stone age living want to destroy. The Democrats and their extremist climate change allies want to take away items from nearly every room of our homes, according to Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Biden Said He Was a Prostitute. Believe Him.
Mark Alexander
In 2009, Biden declared his net worth was $27,012. But in the four years after leaving office in 2017, his net worth swelled to more than $9 million – most of it reportedly from "book deals." Of course, Biden, a.k.a. the "Big Guy," the head of the Biden Crime Family, had Hunter Biden as his investment adviser… Biden certainly does not owe his political success and subsequent wealth accumulation to brilliance. He owes it to his ability to lie. He said, "You run the risk of deciding whether or not you're going to prostitute yourself to give the answer you know they want to hear in order to get funded to run for that office." He added: "I went to the big guys for the money. I was ready to prostitute myself in the manner in which I talk about it…"
Battle of the Boxes:
GOP Demands Search of Biden's Senate Records
Lincoln Brown
Before Biden was a bumbling, dissembling, agendized President, he was a bumbling, dissembling, agendized Vice President. Prior to that, he was a bumbling, dissembling, agendized senator. Now that boxes of classified documents hidden by the president seem to be appearing like bed bugs during a health inspection of a seedy motel, the GOP wants a closer look not just at Biden's Veep docs but also at sealed papers from his days in the Senate that he has donated to the University of Delaware.
Biden Didn't "self-report" Classified-Material Mishandling –
He Got Caught

Ed Morrissey
Have you heard the media report that the difference between Joe Biden and Donald Trump on classified document mishandling is that Biden "self-reported" it? That narrative started early and has endured over the last two weeks. Yesterday on MSNBC, Lawrence O'Donnell declared, "Everything we know about the Biden case is because of Biden cooperation. Every single thing". Right? Actually … not so much, as Andrew McCarthy reminds us at The Hill.
House Speaker Mccarthy Rejects Jeffries' Demand to
Reappoint Schiff, Swalwell to Intelligence Committee

"I appreciate the loyalty you have to your Democrat colleagues, and I acknowledge your efforts to have two Members of Congress reinstated to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence," McCarthy wrote. "But I cannot put partisan loyalty ahead of the national security, and I cannot simply recognize years of service as the sole criteria for membership to this essential committee. Integrity matters more."
McCarthy Tussles with Reporter Over Intel Committee Removals:
'You have not had the briefing that I had

Upon the news that Democrat Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both of California, were removed from the Intelligence Committee, PBS reporter Lisa Desjardins questioned McCarthy on how he could square those actions with allowing Santos to serve on House committees after being caught in multiple lies... "But you know what, those voters elected Schiff, even though he lied, those voters elected Swalwell, even though he lied to the American public, too. So, you know what? I respect his voters, too, and they'll serve on committees, but they will not serve on a place that has national security relevance because integrity matters to me. That's the answer to your question," McCarthy concluded.
Convenient Timing: Pelosi Sold $3 Million of Google Stock
Weeks Before DOJ Launched Antitrust Probe

Chuck Ross
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and her multimillionaire husband sold up to $3 million in shares of Google in recent weeks – just before the Biden Justice Department launched an antitrust probe of the tech giant. Paul Pelosi sold 30,000 shares of Google from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28, according to a financial disclosure filing the former House speaker submitted to the House Ethics Committee. The Pelosis made an undisclosed profit from the investments, according to the filing.
Josh Hawley Introduces PELOSI Act to Bar Lawmakers from
Trading Stocks and Profiting While in Office

A Republican in the U.S. Senate is looking to prevent lawmakers and their spouses from trading stocks on which the officials would have privileged information and used the bill's title to make a not-so-subtle dig at former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On Tuesday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced the PELOSI Act, officially the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act, requiring members and their spouses to divest any holdings or put them in a blind trust within six months of entering office.
Why Is Matt Gaetz Calling His New Piece of
Legislation About Adam Schiff the 'PENCIL Act'?

Henry Rodgers
As Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy blocked Adam Schiff from sitting on the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced legislation Thursday that would call on the House to vote on if Schiff should be banned from accessing and viewing any and all classified information.
Charles McGonigal, Indicted ex-FBI Head,
Helped Trigger 'Russiagate' Probe

The former FBI official busted Monday for allegedly taking illegal foreign payments played a key role in the bureau's controversial  "Russiagate" probe of former President Donald Trump – and a "defensive briefing" of ex-rival Hillary Clinton's lawyers. Charles "Charlie" McGonigal, 54, was among the first FBI officials to learn that Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat that Russia had "political dirt" on Clinton.
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Kamala Harris Omits 'Right to Life'
Referencing Declaration of Independence, Swipes at DeSantis

Vice President Kamala Harris appears to have purposefully avoided mentioning the right to life Sunday in an abortion speech as she referenced the Declaration of Independence. "America is a promise," Harris said. "It is a promise of freedom and liberty – not for some, but for all." "A promise," she continued, "we made in the Declaration of Independence that we are each endowed with the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
DeSantis Defends Rejection of African American Studies Class
DeSantis said when he first heard the course didn't meet standards, he thought the course must be teaching critical race theory – an academic theory that argues systemic racism is ingrained in the U.S. that DeSantis has, in the past, called "a bunch of horse manure." Upon reading the course description, DeSantis said, he saw "it's way more than that." "What's one of the lessons about? Queer theory," said DeSantis. "Now, who would say that an important part of Black history is queer theory?
The Wit and Wisdom of John Kennedy, R-La.
Don Surber
When I was 7, America elected a fellow named John Kennedy president. He had been a senator and he was witty. His daddy was rich as he made money the way John Hancock did, by smuggling. Hancock smuggled tea. Kennedy's dad smuggled hooch... I secretly have wished for a Republican John Kennedy. Ronald Reagan came close. Donald Trump too. Maybe the John Kennedy we need is the senator by that very name from Louisiana. He uses humor and common sense to make his point and his points are always good ones.
The Billionaires Behind the Gas Bans
Robert Bryce
The Climate Imperative Foundation is the newest and richest anti-hydrocarbon, anti-natural gas group you've never heard of. The emergence of Climate Imperative – which has received virtually no attention from legacy media outlets – is important for several reasons. First, it shows that the effort to "electrify everything" and ban the use of natural gas in homes and businesses – and that includes gas stoves – is part of a years-long, lavishly funded campaign that is being bankrolled by some of the world's richest people.
Shattered Claim:
Solar Powered Refrigerators Would Solve African Food Waste

Post Doc Abay Yimere in International Environment & Resource Policy, Tufts Uni.
"Food loss and waste are major problems around the world. When food is tossed aside or allowed to spoil, it makes economies less productive and leaves people hungry. It also harms Earth's climate by generating methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Food loss and waste accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter in the world, ahead of India and behind only China and the U.S." Truth and reality prove otherwise. A 1920s technology offers a solution.
RV users have used adsorption fridges for years
The Environmentalist Assault on Civilization
Edward Ring
The essence of environmentalism today is to control and ration the energy supply on which human civilization depends. Since every amenity of civilization uses energy, this control and rationing extends to every human activity. It is a recipe for total control over every individual, every business, and every nation in the world. Which is the point.
Tesla Model S 'spontaneously' Catches Fire on California Freeway
The Tesla's battery compartment caught fire just before 4 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 near Sacramento, Metro Fire of Sacramento said. Fire officials said the vehicle was traveling "freeway speeds" when the sudden combustion occurred and that "nothing unusual" happened prior to the fire... Firefighters used about 6,000 gallons of water to extinguish the flames as the Tesla's battery cells continued to combust.
Wind Turbines Taller Than the
Statue of Liberty Are Falling Over

toppled wind turbineOn a calm, sunny day last June, Mike Willey was feeding his cattle when he got a call from the local sheriff's dispatcher. A motorist had reported that one of the huge turbines at a nearby wind farm had collapsed in dramatic fashion. Willey, chief of the volunteer fire department in Ames, 90 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, set out to survey the scene. The steel tower, which once stood hundreds of feet tall, was buckled in half, and the turbine blades, whose rotation took the machine higher than the Statue of Liberty, were splayed across the wheat field below. The turbine, made by General Electric Co., had been in operation less than a year. "It fell pretty much right on top of itself," Willey says.
Jackson, Mississippi, Preparing to Go Without Water
Periodically for Up to 10 Years As Crisis Continues

Organizations in Jackson, Mississippi, are asking for help from other states as the water crisis dries up resources. It's been over five months since the Pearl River crested and Jackson, Mississippi's water system failed. Now, crews are working to replace the pipe system, but families and businesses are prepared to go without water periodically, for up to 10 years.
Researchers Find Hybrid Immunity
Is the Best Protection Against COVID-19

A University of Calgary research group joined forces with members of the World Health Organization (WHO) to tackle a global health question. What is the best protection against COVID-19? Analyzing data from controlled studies throughout the world, researchers discovered people with hybrid immunity are the most protected against severe illness and reinfection. Hybrid immunity occurs when someone has had at least the full series of vaccines and has a prior infection, in any order. The study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases helps public policy makers understand the optimal timing of vaccinations.
F-15EX Sticks It to China and Means Xi's Militarism
Now Being Matched With New U.S. Weaponry

Rebecca Grant
The F-15EX has one major job: to stick it to China, if Xi Jinping is foolish enough to try a military attack anywhere in the Pacific. Last week, the Air Force confirmed that the F-15EX Eagle II fighter completed tests out over the Gulf of Mexico, demonstrating that it can carry up to 12 air-to-air missiles under its wings at one time. That's a record no other Air Force plane can match.
Heroic Fox News Meteorologist Defends
Elderly Man from Pack of Vicious Teens, Is Severely Beaten

Adam Klotz, a 37-year-old weatherman on Fox News, came to the defense of an elderly man who was being harassed and burned by a pack of vicious teens – and took a savage beating for his trouble. Klotz got on the subway around 12:45 Sunday morning to head home after watching the Giants lose at a Manhattan bar. On the train, he saw that an elderly gentleman sitting nearby was being harassed by a pack of teens. "There's a group of teens, and one of them's lighting a joint, and just, with that lighter, they put it in the guy's hair," Klotz related during a Monday appearance on Fox & Friends. "And his hair went up –  pffft! – like a matchbook."
Elon Musk's Biggest Coup Ain't Rockets
It's the Quietly Built Supercharger Network

Lawrence Ulrich
Elon Musk has yet to change life on Mars, but the man has changed life on our planet forever. We know about the cars, rocket ships, and tunnels; Ludicrous, Twitter, and Grimes. But for all of Musk's ventures, including Tesla producing and delivering 1.3 million EVs globally in 2022, his most underrated breakthrough may be Tesla's biggest modern edge: the Supercharger network.
Lott: Entertainment Media's Anti-Gun Message Slants the
Gun Control Debate and Endangers Law-Abiding Americans

Grace Stevens
When an alleged armed robber barged into Ranchito #4 Taqueria on Jan. 4, almost every customer froze with fear. But one good Samaritan, an unnamed 46-year-old man, quickly jumped into action to protect himself and his fellow patrons. He used a concealed gun to shoot the alleged perpetrator and returned the stolen cash to the terrified patrons, only later to discover that the firearm the alleged robber used was a fake. Despite the customer's heroic actions, he has received nothing but condemnation from corporate media after the alleged thief was declared dead on the scene. Unfortunately, this media treatment is nothing new.
The Media Ignored a Very Fateful Event
In the Waning Days of the Obama Administration

Elizabeth Stauffer
In a recent Substack post, McCormick questioned why, less than two weeks prior to former President Donald Trump's inauguration, the Obama administration chose to give the "green light" to lift the moratorium on federal funding for gain-of-function research, or research intended to increase the lethality or the transmissibility of a pathogen... The NIH's decision to start funding GOF research again suddenly should have set off national alarms, especially since it ran counter to warnings from the scientific community.
Obama's poison pill
In Arizona, Bombshell New Evidence of
Maricopa County Election Wrongdoing
Andrea Widburg
Maricopa County is the most populated part of Arizona. When it comes to local government, it's strongly conservative. However, abruptly and surprisingly, in both 2020 and 2022, Maricopa County suddenly started voting Democrat. The courts shut down 2020 election challenges, but gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is fighting the good fight for the 2022 election – and today she released bombshell information about voting machine problems and bizarre signature analyses. If a judge accepts this data, it shows an election-changing pattern of suppressing Republican votes and overcounting Democrat votes.
Deborah Birx Openly Admits to Lying About the
COVID Vaccines to Manipulate the American People

Bonchie
One of the strangest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been all of the public health "experts" who openly lied to the American people while expecting to be lauded as heroes in response. Certainly, most have witnessed Dr. Anthony Fauci's grotesque level of arrogance over the years, with numerous examples of the good doctor admitting to lying in order to get the outcome he desired from the public. For his efforts, he's got magazine covers and million-dollar awards. But we shouldn't forget about Dr. Deborah Birx, the other half of Donald Trump's initial COVID-19 advisory team.
DeSantis Attacked As 'authoritarian' for Saying
Teachers Should Take Away Cell Phones During Class

MSNBC columnist and New York University professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat was mocked for attacking Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as a dangerous authoritarian for suggesting that teachers should confiscate phones during class... Radio host Paul Zeise wrote, "Imagine being so beholden to your political philosophy that you are shrieking about the radical MAGA crazy idea that kids shouldn't have their cell phones out in classrooms! Oh the horror! Kids should be made to pay attention in class!! These people are making themselves a parody."
Navy Pilot Who Secretly Killed Four MiGs
On One Mission Finally Recognized

More than 70 years after the fact, a U.S. Navy fighter pilot has received the service's second-highest military decoration, acknowledging a Korean War incident in which he shot down four Soviet-flown MiGs in what has been described as "the longest dogfight in U.S. military history." With the Soviet Union not officially engaged in combat in Korea, the exploits of retired Capt. E. Royce Williams had long been downplayed, but they've now been more properly recognized after a long-running campaign.
That's one more than Top Gun: Maverick
Florida Police Chief Issues Warning to Criminals After
Homeowner Shoots Burglars: 'Most People Are Armed'

"One should expect that if you are brazen enough to enter into someone's residence and it is not yours, with intent to commit an unlawful act, there may be repercussions," Haines City Police Chief Gregory Goreck said in a Friday press conference. "We live in Florida, and more so, we live in Polk County, and most people are armed," he said.
McCarthy Reveals What Trump Told Him When He
Had Gold-Star Family in Office: 'He Didn't Want Anyone to Know'

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy recently revealed a heartwarming story about Donald Trump that reveals a charitable and warm side of the usually blunt ex-president that people don't often hear about. Appearing on Donald Trump Jr.'s podcast, McCarthy talked about the time Donald Trump quietly performed a kindness to a Gold-Star family visiting Washington D.C. after Trump's presidency had ended.

Week ending 22 January 2023

Classified Docs Scandal Is Unboxing the Biden Family Business
Michael Goodwin
Don't expect boasts of "We're No. 1" from the White House or Wilmington, but that doesn't diminish the singular, ah, achievement. Both Bidens have earned their brushes with infamy. Courtesy of Fox News, here's a headline for the ages: "Biden, Hunter make presidential history as first father-son duo under separate investigations."
New Biden Rule Permits Money Managers to
Play Politics With Trillions in Retirement Savings

Stephen Moore
The administration is pushing environmental, social, and governance investing, which allows retirement fund managers to select stocks of companies based on their positions on social and environmental issues. Put simply, retirement savings will be used as leverage to force companies to reduce their carbon emissions and establish racial and gender quotas and other social justice fads completely unrelated to securing a high return on workers' lifetime savings.
Documents Found at President Biden's Delaware Home
Point to Hunter Biden's Ties to CCP

Classified documents found at President Joe Biden's Delaware home point to his son, Hunter Biden's, ties to the CCP, according to Rex Lee, a cybersecurity adviser at My Smart Privacy. Classified documents from Biden's time as vice president have been discovered at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, where Biden previously had an office, and at one of his homes in Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden Endangered National Security As VP by Insisting Nuclear Football Briefcase Used for Counterstrikes to Protect America Remain at Least One Mile Behind His Motorcade In Wilmington
Joe Biden's mishandling of top-secret documents is not the only way he has jeopardized America's national security. He did something arguably even worse as vice-president. New York Times best-selling author Ronald Kessler wrote an article in Tuesday's Daily Mail detailing how. Biden was so obsessed with his so-called "regular Joe" image that he wanted the nuclear football traveling at least one mile behind his motorcade on trips to his Delaware home. Had a foreign adversary launched a nuclear strike during those trips, America would have no way of responding in kind. This means America could have been wiped out thanks to Biden's narcissism.
Analysis: Biden Center Scandal Ignites Interest In
Possible Foreign Influence at UPenn

Last week's revelation of classified documents found at the Penn Biden Center has re-ignited media interest in potential influence-peddling and financial corruption at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). UPenn announced the creation of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in February 2017, and officially opened its Washington DC center in February 2018. Investigative reporting from the Washington Free Beacon reveals that, between 2017 and 2019, UPenn received $61 million in gifts and contracts from China. By comparison, UPenn received $19 million from Chinese investments between 2014 and 2017.
President Trump Outlines Policy Video Calling for
Ban on China Acquisition of American Infrastructure

On Wednesday President Trump released a new policy video  highlighting "China's intrusive actions to own America's infrastructure and vital industries." Within the policy, the Trump campaign pledges to enact aggressive regulations to prevent China from influencing American sovereignty. According to the proposal, "the United States will also pressure the Chinese to sell off any current holdings that threaten the country's national and economic security."
"Green" Lighting System at Mass. HS Backfires as the
Chinese Software Now Keeps Lights on ALL the Time

For nearly a year and a half, a Massachusetts high school has been lit up around the clock because the district can't turn off the roughly 7,000 lights in the sprawling building. The lighting system was installed at Minnechaug Regional High School when it was built over a decade ago and was intended to save money and energy. But ever since the software that runs it failed on Aug. 24, 2021, the lights in the Springfield suburbs school have been on continuously, costing taxpayers a small fortune.
So much for "Climate" awareness
NPR Admits That Most "Recycled" Plastic Ends Up in Landfills
Daniel Alman
NPR recently published this article, which is titled, "Recycling plastic is practically impossible – and the problem is getting worse." The article states: "The vast majority of plastic that people use, and in many cases put into blue recycling bins, is headed to landfills, or worse, according to a report from Greenpeace on the state of plastic recycling in the U.S."
Larry Elder Takes Aim at San Francisco's
$5 Million Reparations Plan: 'When do we stop?'

Conservative TV and radio host Larry Elder on Thursday took aim at a new proposal by San Francisco's reparations committee to pay each Black longtime residents $5 million – while warning that the movement in support of reparations is growing as young people are being "indoctrinated" into its supporting narrative. "I think the movement is growing," Elder told Fox News Digital in an interview. "Young woke people are being indoctrinated into believing that systemic racism, structural racism, historical racism is why black people are underachieving."
Little Joe's Corvette
Roger Kimball
What if it had been a VW Bug? Or a Kia? I mean, what if Joe Biden's garage, in addition to housing classified documents, was sporting something other and less sexy than his snazzy 1967 Corvette? What then? Joe himself seems to have set great store by his classic car. It's the thing he mentions most frequently and most passionately when asked about the cardboard boxes stacked behind it, some of which contained secret U.S. government provender dating from his time as Barack Obama's vice president.
Check Kimball's prediction regarding Kamala
Biden's Classified Garage Docudrama
Mark Alexander
Law professor Jonathan Turley notes: "The discovery of a fourth set of classified documents at the Biden residence in Delaware has further undermined the White House's virtual mantra that the president 'takes classified documents very seriously.' … It's strange Biden did not use security officers or the FBI to conduct further searches. The president has a host of people who regularly handle classified material. So why use the lawyers? The answer appears the same as in the case of Hillary Clinton's emails: control."
Report: DOJ Decided Against Having FBI Agents
Monitor Biden's Lawyers As They Rifled Through Classified Docs

Biden's lawyers found classified materials at the Penn Biden Center think tank in Washington, D.C., just before the midterm elections. The president's legal team then conducted a search of Biden's properties for other such materials. The president's lawyers and the DOJ discussed the possibility of having FBI agents monitor the search but later decided against it, according to the WSJ.
Tell us why?
Hunter Biden Laptop-Denier Now Admits Emails Are Real.
Don't Let Him Get Away With It

Jonathan Turley
Douglas Wise, a former Defense Intelligence Agency deputy director and former senior CIA operations officer, is back in the news this week. In an interview with The Australian, Wise admits that he and others always knew that the emails on the Hunter Biden laptop were likely genuine. It was a remarkable admission from one of more than 50 former intelligence officials who signed a letter dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 presidential election as likely "Russian disinformation."
Virginia Residents Reject Massive Solar Farm Plan for
Third Time Over Environmental Concerns

A local jurisdiction in northern Virginia moved closer to rejecting a clean energy developer's plan to construct a massive 149-megawatt solar facility on a sprawling plot of farmland for the third time in three years. The Culpeper County, Virginia, planning commission, a nine-member panel that reviews the county's zoning and development proposals, voted unanimously during a public hearing last week to recommend the facility's proposal be denied by the board of supervisors. During the meeting, both residents and members of the commission expressed concern about the size of the project and its agricultural and environmental impacts.
Shock! LA Times Prints Story That Admits
California Storms Not Caused by Climate Change

Gavin Newsom and every Lefty environmentalist in the world have been screaming about how California's deadly rainfall over the past few weeks is proof that the Earth is burning or something. Not so fast, says the L.A. Times. California goes through drought and deluge weather cycles, and their existence predates any possible man-made climate change. It turns out that Gaia just loves to psych Californians out.
Man Discovers His Electric Hummer
Will Take 5 days to Fully Charge

The owner of an electric GMC Hummer recently posted a video showing that his car will take five days to fully charge using the basic home charging set up. "This is a brand new hummer and it's got the largest battery you can buy," he announces. "250-kilowatt hours of battery in this truck." The narrator shows his car's charger connected to a standard wall outlet, plugging it in and then showing the display that indicates the charge won't be complete for five days.
Why Deception Is Essential to the Left
Steven Hayward
The CPSC screwed up by not quietly pursuing a slow-roll regulatory rule-making, and springing a fait accompli on the American people. That is the usual procedure of the administrative state when it wants to do something unpopular, like ban plastic straws, dish soap that works, and toilets that only need a single flush. This time, Richard Trumka Jr. just couldn't keep his mouth shut, and blew the whole thing.
Oops: Joe Biden Just Torpedoed the Left's
Entire Jan. 6 'Insurrection' Narrative

Robert Spencer
As Rick Moran noted on Tuesday, Old Joe Biden just boasted again about how powerless patriots are against his all-powerful and increasingly authoritarian federal behemoth. Biden practically thumped his chest as he declared: "I love my right-wing friends who talk about" – and here he mockingly imitated their dramatic tones – "'the tree of liberty is water of the blood of patriots.' If you need to work about taking on the federal government, you need some F-15s. You don't need an R- AR-15."
Democrats Try to Criminalize Free Speech
John Hinderaker
Representative Shirley Jackson Lee has introduced legislation that would make advocates of "white supremacy" guilty of conspiracy if someone commits a "hate crime" that supposedly is inspired by them. You can read the text of the bill here. It is, on its face, ridiculous… I assume Lee's bill won't go far, but it illustrates how crazy things can get when you have a political party that is hostile to free speech.
Hunter's $50k Rent Payments to Joe Biden Linked to
Shady Deal with Chinese Communist Party Energy Firm

Frank Bergman
A detail has emerged that connects the Chinese Communist Party to the almost $50,000 per month in rent that Hunter claims he paid to rent the Wilmington, Delaware house from his father, Democrat President Joe Biden. As Slay News reported, Hunter Biden claims he was paying his dad $49,910 a month to live in the house between March 2017 and February 2018. Hunter made the claim in a 2018 background check document which was unearthed by the New York Post's Miranda Devine.
Money laundering anyone?
Not Just Misinformation: In Emails to White House, Facebook
Admits Suppressing 'Often-True Content' on COVID-19 Vaccines

Tyler O'Neil
Facebook told an official at the Biden White House that the Big Tech company not only suppressed misinformation but took action against the "virality" of "often-true content" regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey released the documents earlier this week. Bailey obtained them through a court case, Missouri v. Biden, alleging that some of President Joe Biden's top officials "colluded with Big Tech social media companies to violate Americans' right to free speech under the First Amendment."

Actual emails reproduced
10 Million 2022 California Ballots Unaccounted For, Report Finds
Fred Lucas
California may have disenfranchised millions of voters in the 2022 primary and general elections, according to a new report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity watchdog group. The report found that 226,250 mail ballots were rejected for various reasons, while election officials failed to account for millions more.
Top Obama Fundraiser Confesses to
Misusing $600,000 in Federal Grants Meant for Poor Youth

Howard Dixon Slingerland, who raised nearly $750,000 for both of Obama's presidential campaigns, illegally took federal grant money to pay off more than $600,000 of his organization's payroll and credit card debts, which included personal expenses. The $1.5 million grant was meant to provide career advancement for young adults who had been through the criminal justice system, court filings show.
George Soros Tied to at Least 54 Influential Media Figures
Through Groups Funded by Liberal Billionaire

Liberal billionaire George Soros is tied to some of the most influential media figures in the United States and abroad through cash he provides to groups affiliated with them, according to a new study conducted by MRC Business. "The over $32 billion that leftist billionaire George Soros poured into his organizations to spread his radical 'open society' agenda on abortion,' Marxist economics, anti-Americanism, defunding the police, environmental extremism and LGBT fanaticism around the globe has paid dividends," MRC Business analysts Joseph Vazquez and Daniel Schneider wrote.
Davos Speaker Details the 'Horrific' Costs of Mining
Key Metal Used in Electric Car Batteries

A speaker at the World Economic Forum held at Davos, Switzerland, said Tuesday that mining cobalt, a material vital for the batteries used by electric cars, had "horrific" costs. "The question about mining is – we mine for cobalt and we don't recognize that cobalt mining has a catastrophic impact if it's – if it's, you know, local cobalt mining or even if it's large-scale cobalt mining, it's really horrific," Alan Dangour said.
Warplanes: F-15EX Breaks the Right Records at the Right Time
It's Not Your Father's F-15 Eagle

After two years of testing the U.S. Air Force has found that it's new F-15EX fighter exceeds expectations in terms of number and tonnage of weapons carried. The F-15EX has been tested carrying and launching up to 12 air-to-air missiles. Previously the most missiles carried suspended from the wings was eight and six was more common.
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Florida Supreme Court Upholds State Law Banning
Local Governments from Implementing Restrictions on Guns

The Florida Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a state law on Thursday that prevents local officials from implementing restrictions on gun and ammunition sales. Florida passed a law in 1987 that preempts cities and counties from creating restrictions on guns that go beyond state law, then added civil penalties and fines for local officials who violate that law in 2011.
Four More Virginia Schools Admit to
Withholding National Merit Awards from Students
Mike LaChance
Four more Fairfax County schools failed to tell students about national merit award recognition in a timely fashion, [WJLA]7News learned Friday. Edison High School in Alexandria, along with Lewis High School, West Potomac High School and Annandale High School announced on their website that notifications did not go out on time last fall. The teachers and administrators who are doing this are putting their obsession with social justice ahead of the future of these students. It's selfish, not to mention completely unprofessional.
All in the search for Marxist "equity"
College Admissions Expert Calls
National Merit Delay 'a loss for the student'

As a tutor and educator specializing in helping high school students in the college admissions process, Julia Ross has never seen anything quite like this. This being schools in at least three counties in Northern Virginia delaying the notification of students who earned National Merit Commended Scholar status. She said this could be the difference for students between getting accepted or rejected by schools or scholarships...  It's a loss for the student that we really can't measure and we really can't fix at this point," Ross said.
Now 16 schools at this time
Repressive Tolerance: "Once they get you to change your language, you have now complied with their ideology"
William A. Jacobson
[Cornell Law Professor William A.] Jacobson said he believes the increase in stories about word-banning on college campuses is a manifestation of what is referred to as "repressive tolerance," wherein tolerance serves to preserve a repressive society by neutralizing opposition to impose forms of authoritarianism. "They monitor your language, they get you to use language that only they approve, and once you've done that with somebody, once you've done that with a campus, that's enormous control," he told Fox News Digital.
State Lawmakers Can Reform Higher Ed:
The Vast Majority of College Students Attend State Schools.

Ilya Shapiro and Christopher F. Rufo
Many Americans despair of reforming the culture of higher education. But a substantial majority of college students attend public institutions, and these schools are subject to state law. If legislators are determined to restore free speech and academic freedom, there's a lot they can do. In cooperation with the Goldwater Institute, we've developed model state legislation based on four reform proposals:
'Angry and bitter' Michigan School Board Member Claims
'Whiteness is evil,' Faces Backlash for Divisive Tweets

A Jackson County School board member, Kesha Hamilton, faced backlash for tweets blasting White people during a public comment on Tuesday, including one resident who called her "angry and bitter." The tweets, shared by Libs of TikTok, show the Michigan school board member stating "These White women are the stupidest" and calling "Whiteness" an "evil"

Week ending 15 January 2023

End of an Error of Shielding the Bidens As
Classified Documents Scandal Puts Joe's Presidency in Peril

Michael Goodwin
A favorite saying among insiders is that two weeks is a lifetime in politics, meaning anything can happen. In Joe Biden's case, a mere five days was enough to turn his world upside down. The news Saturday that more classified documents were found in his Delaware home ends a bizarre week that suddenly put Biden's presidency in peril and further damaged the sagging credibility of the Department of Justice.
Quid Pro Joe: Penn Raked in $54 Million in Anonymously Earmarked
Chinese Money When It Launched Biden Center –
Old Joe's Cut $1 Million

Jim Hoft
On Wednesday Joe Biden told reporters he was "a professor" at Penn after he left office in 2017. This came after news broke that classified documents were found in a closet at the Penn Biden Center, linked to Joe Biden, in November before the 2022 election. Of course, this was a lie. According to the RNC – This is at least the 17th time Biden has told this lie since he became president. Biden was never a "professor." Biden and his associates raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars to essentially do nothing while millions in anonymously earmarked Chinese money flowed to the university. Foreign contributions to Penn tripled in three years after the Biden Center was set up on campus.
Former Mueller Prosecutor: White House 'digging a hole deeper' by
Failing to Answer Classified Doc Questions

Andrew Weissmann, a top prosecutor in the Mueller investigation into former President Donald Trump, criticized the Biden White House on social media over its handling of classified documents and the media fallout that has ensued. "The WH keeps digging a hole deeper: they have failed to answer so many questions, which is very strange if this is all an innocent mistake," Weissmann, who was known as former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "pitbull" during the Russia investigation, tweeted on Saturday.
Sen. John Kennedy Sums Up the
Biden Classified Docs Scandal as Only He Can

Nick Arama
At this point, if you wanted to make up a story of how bad Joe Biden was, you couldn't have come up with anything much worse than what he's done to himself with this classified documents scandal. No one would have believed that you could have Joe Biden leaving classified documents everywhere, even in a garage next to his Corvette.
Security Redux: Biden Home Security System Failed So Often
Last Year the Secret Service Switched It Off

[Jan. 2015] The security system at Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware private residence malfunctioned so badly late last year that Secret Service agents had to shut it off. What's more, Saturday's shooting outside the New Castle County estate, when a motorist unloaded several rounds before speeding away, wasn't caught on camera because there wasn't one trained on the road, the Washington Post reports.
The Liberal Media's
Cynical Gaslighting on House Probes Into Hunter Biden

Jonathan Turley
Now the details of one of the largest and most lucrative influence-peddling operations in history could be made public – along with their effort to conceal it. Even in a city where influence-peddling is a virtual cottage industry, the Bidens took the corrupt practice to a truly Olympian level. The direct references to Joe Biden receiving money and benefits from these contracts should concern any citizen, let alone any journalist. Yet House Democrats blocked efforts to investigate any Biden influence-peddling.
McCarthy Says FBI Briefing on Swalwell Was So Troubling,
'you wouldn't have' Him on 'any committee'

"If you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn't have Swalwell on any committee," McCarthy said in the press conference after one reporter questioned MCarthy's commitment to allowing Democrats to pick their own committee membership. "And you're going to tell me other Democrats couldn't fill that slot? He cannot get a security clearance in the private sector," McCarthy said. "So would you like to give him a government clearance?"
White House Visitors Social Security Numbers Found In Jan 6 Files
Nina Bookout
The Jan 6 committee has a BIG problem. Amongst all the documents released was a spreadsheet containing the Social Security numbers for all those who visited the White House in December 2020. And NO, hell NO. Inadvertent is missing typos. Spreadsheets several pages long containing names and Social Security numbers are pretty damned obvious, so don't try to sell us on the 'it was an accident' schtick.
Out of Control Safety Commission:
Gas Stove Ban 'on the table' for Federal Agency

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering a ban on gas stoves as concerns surrounding indoor air pollutants from the appliances continue to rise, according to reports. Bloomberg reported that the agency plans to act on the appliances because the pollutants can cause respiratory and health issues. "This is a hidden hazard," agency commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. told Bloomberg. "Any option is on the table. Products that can't be made safe can be banned."
Joe Biden's Proposed Ban on Fast, Effective Dishwashers
Is a Gift to Big Business

Christian Britschgi
Supply chain bottlenecks have Americans waiting longer for the dishwashers and washing machines they've ordered. President Joe Biden's regulatory onslaught means that consumers will also spend extra time running whatever home appliances they do manage to get their hands on. Earlier this week, the public comment period ended on the U.S. Department of Energy proposal to ban "short-cycle" dishwashers and laundry machines, which clean pans and plates much faster but consume more energy and water to get the job done.
So Wrong So Long
Lloyd Billingsley
On January 1, "60 Minutes" featured a segment with Paul Ehrlich, who predicted that earth is headed straight for extinction. For Ehrlich, 90, this is not a new theme. "The battle to feed all of humanity is over," was the first line of his 1968 The Population Bomb. During the 1970s, the author contended, "hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now."... "Couldn't '60 Minutes' find a fresh-faced, yet-to-be-discredited neo-Malthusian to hyperventilate about the end of the world?" Harsanyi wondered. "Why didn't producers invite a single guest to push back against theories that have been reliably debunked by reality?"
The Attack on Things That Work
Noah Rothman
In September, California announced a new rule passed unanimously by the thoroughly undemocratic California Air Resources Board. It will outlaw the sale of natural-gas heaters at the beginning of the next decade. The first step on the long march involves a ban on the use of oil or gas for residential water heaters, furnaces, and stoves.
Biden Promised to Refill Oil Reserves at a Profit.
Now Prices Are Too High. Advantage: China

President Joe Biden promised to refill America's emergency oil reserves at a low enough price to "actually make money for the taxpayers." Now, his Energy Department says prices are too high to do so, ensuring that the country's emergency reserves will remain low. The Biden administration last week rejected all offers it received to purchase oil for the country's dwindling reserves because those offers "were either too expensive or didn't meet the required specifications," Bloomberg reported Friday.
Here's What the FAA Has Been Focused on Instead of
Keeping Planes in The Air – Spoiler Alert: It's All Woke Nonsense

The air safety system's name change came months after an FAA advisory committee issued a report in June 2021 recommending the agency replace a wide swath of words and phrases with gender-neutral terms. The updated language, the advisory committee said, would help combat unintentional bias and reflect a "more modern recognition that gender can be binary." Recommendations included replacing "airman" with "aircrew," "manned aviation" with "traditional aviation," and "cockpit" with "flight deck."
Armed Citizens Foil Robbery Attempt
Lesson: Some Parts of Georgia Are Bad for a Robbery

Not one, but three armed citizens were able to disarm a robbery suspect attempting to hold up a gas station at gunpoint in North Georgia. When a customer saw 39-year-old Shawn Sutton pull a gun on the clerk at the Ideal Mart in Ellijay, he pulled his own weapon. A second customer then retrieved his gun from his vehicle to assist, and both were able to disarm Sutton. When he tried to escape, a third customer pumping gas came inside with his gun and all three were able to hold him until police arrived. Ellijay Police Chief Edward Lacey says an East Ellijay Police officer and one of his own officers arrived within six minutes. [Six Minutes!!]
When seconds count, police are only minutes away.
Mom Fatally Shoots Home Invader to Protect Her 2 Kids
A Louisiana mom shot and killed a home invader to protect her two young children, authorities said. The suspect, 51-year-old Robert Rheams, was armed with a shovel and a lug wrench when he allegedly forced his way into a woman's home in Hammond around 5 a.m. Sunday, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. A "physical altercation" broke out between the homeowner and Rheams, after which the resident shot the intruder, according to the sheriff's office.
Murder Conviction Rate Falls to 57% in Gwinnett as
DA Says She's 'bringing justice and equity'

Gwinnett County's murder conviction rate fell below 60% in 2022 as the county's top prosecutor is pushing back amid concerns with how cases have been prosecuted. In 2022, as courts begin to recover from a pandemic-related backlog of cases, there were eight murder acquittals in Gwinnett County out of 21 murder trials. The Gwinnett County District Attorney's office secured 12 convictions, for a conviction rate of 57%, according to data provided by the office.
It's as though democrats like crime
Historic Transportation Crises Haunt Buttigieg
Alexi McCammond & Josh Kraushaar
A historic string of air, rail and supply-chain meltdowns has plagued Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's first two years in office, placing him – for better or worse – at the center of crises affecting millions of people. A modest Cabinet role has become a political albatross for one of the Democratic Party's brightest young stars. Republicans have sought to make Buttigieg the face of the transport disruptions, while Democrats say his crisis leadership is proving his political mettle.
Aviation Groups Have Complained for Years About the
Outdated FAA Alert System That Crashed Today

Christian Britschgi
When a mix of bad weather and an outdated crew-tracking system caused a meltdown last month at Southwest Airlines, forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was unflinching in her criticism of the airline. Thus far, Jean-Pierre has been less critical of the flight delays and cancellations that occurred today due to an outdated flight system for which the federal government is responsible.
Why Is NPR Promoting Teaching Children How to Give Oral Sex?
Rod Dreher
That image above is a panel from the kids' book Gender Queer. This is one of the tame panels; see others below. This is what many educators and other liberal elites want kids to be reading. In 2021, I wrote about how National Public Radio's show 1A deceived listeners about what people object to about Gender Queer... I apologize for posting this stuff, even in slightly censored form, but if you are going to understand why NPR (and other major media) are lying to you about what's in these books, you need to see this:

Time to Defund NPR Over Porn for Kids
David Marcus
As House Republicans overcome their differences and take power in the chamber there is an issue that they should take up immediately: defunding National Public Radio. We all know that the taxpayer-funded, so-called news outlet leans farther left than a NASCAR racetrack, but this week they ran a slanderous and frankly disgusting essay by the author of the controversial graphic novel for kids, "Gender Queer," that should absolutely end their funding.
Oh, So That's What Moderna Forgot to Tell Us
About Their COVID Vaccine

Matt Vespa
The more we learn about these COVID vaccines, the more I sort of regret getting the vaccine. I already survived the virus pre-vaccine, but still got vaccinated and boosted. I'm shocked that I haven't had a cardiac event, given how scores of young people are "dying suddenly." I'll have more about that later, but the death rates for young Americans have spiked, and there may be some inquiries into how these vaccines might be a factor.
How Biden's Green Agenda Runs Through Beijing 
Washington Free Beacon Editors
Biden promises that funneling hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars to green energy projects will create an economy full of "well paying, union jobs" that will revitalize America's manufacturing sector and allow U.S. businesses to "compete and win globally." It might be a compelling pitch – if only it were true. Instead, the president's pursuit of an environmental agenda driven by left-wing fringe groups throws American workers under a Chinese electric bus.
Wind Turbine Burns in Northern LaSalle County
A wind turbine in northern LaSalle County caught fire Thursday night. Area fire departments were called to the scene around 9 PM for the blaze, which they monitored well into the evening. The 285-foot-tall structure, which according to records is part of GSG Wind Farms... Debris from the burning turbine was scattered across an adjacent field. Mendota Assistant Fire Chief Brian Fisher said crews from the wind company would be on scene to monitor the structure, as it will take a few days for the fire to burn itself out.
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UK to Give Up On
On-shore Wind Power Subsidies by 2020 (revisited)

Why? Because they are unsightly, make lots of noise, cannot be depended on to produce power when it is not windy or too windy, what power they produce cannot be stored, and really, they only people who benefit are those that own and work for the companies that run them. The average citizen isn't seeing a reduction in their power bill: they're actually seeing their bills go up because they pay for the subsidies on their power bills
Nothing has changed in a decade of Green Energy failure
Toyota Predicts Most of Its Vehicles Will Still Use Gas In 2030
Toyota on Wednesday predicted that most of its U.S. vehicles would still use gasoline in 2030, though the company signaled a commitment to developing hybrid and electric vehicles. The automaker made the assessment due to its belief that electric vehicles will not have caught up in terms of cost and convenience by 2030, the Wall Street Journal reports. This announcement is a departure from what many of Toyota's competitors – Honda, Volvo and General Motors – have recently said, setting goals for all-electric fleets within the next decade or so.
EV coal car
Toyota President: Not So Fast with the EVs
Tom Finnerty
Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda has long been a skeptic of the frenzied embrace of Electric Vehicles by the automotive industry... there's the fact that switching to EVs doesn't change how electricity is generated. As Toyoda said at the time, "most of the country's electricity is generated by burning coal and natural gas, anyway." So the politicians mandating a change are ensuring that, ultimately, our vehicles will all be coal powered. Consequently, according to Toyoda, "The more EVs we build, the worse carbon dioxide gets."
Green Energy Projects Face Stark Environmental,
Local Opposition Nationwide

Green energy development is facing increasing grassroots opposition nationwide over concerns regarding projects' impact on the environment and local communities. In recent years, proponents have aggressively pushed clean energy alternatives as part of their broader goal to reach net-zero emissions and transition away from fossil fuel energy in the U.S. and abroad. But wind turbines, solar farms, hydropower projects and critical mineral production – all key parts of the clean energy push – have all faced resistance in the form of environmental lawsuits, legal petitions and local movements.
Self-driving EVs Use Way More Energy Than You'd Think
Andrew Paul – Popular Science
Truly self-driving cars are still at least a few years down the road – but if the day does come when the software becomes a de facto means of navigation, a new study indicates it's going to need to be much more energy efficient. The physical locales which house the massive computer arrays powering the world's countless applications today generate about 0.3 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions – roughly the annual amount of carbon produced by Argentina. Researchers estimated this level would be reached from the self-driving tech in 1 billion autonomous vehicles, each driving just one hour per day. For comparison, there are currently around 1.5 billion cars on the world's roads.
Boy! If that doesn't chill the thrill!
Virginia Parents Outraged After Another High School
Accused of Delaying Merit Awards: 'Nakedly Political'

Virginia parents are outraged after another distinguished high school was accused of withholding merit awards to advance the district's policy of pushing equal outcomes for all students. Fairfax County mothers Carrie Lukas and Asra Nomani joined "Fox & Friends First" Monday to discuss how the "equity" policy has affected merit scholars and how parents in the district are fighting back.
Social Media Gave Me the Idea 'I Could Be a Boy.'
Chloe Cole's Journey Into and Out of Transgenderism.

Virginia Allen
Cole began telling her friends and family that she was a boy when she was 12 years old after she was introduced to gender-identity ideology through social media. She started taking testosterone and puberty blockers at 13 and had a double mastectomy at 15. At 16, she detransitioned.
The Number of Female Pedophiles Is Up in the UK. Or Is It?
While on an individual level being transgender may not be correlated to aberrant behavior, there have been enough scenes from "drag" events to indicate that there is a movement to sexualize children. And there is ample evidence that offenders have sought sanctuary in the haven of gender. And the people who look after kids and those in the trans movement must decide which is more important – flying the flag or keeping children safe?
Penn State Professor Tells Straight Students to
Watch Gay Porn to Discover Bisexuality

On December 6, Penn State professor Sam Richards held a sociology class discussion titled "Trans Issues, TERFs, and The Binary." During class, he told students "we are all at some level nonbinary." We're all, very much, easily bisexual." To prove we are all bisexual he instructed students to "watch gay and lesbian porn." 
Michigan's Muslim-majority City Council Approves
Animal Sacrifice for Religious Purposes

After several months of contentious debate and pressure from Muslim residents, Hamtramck City Council voted Tuesday night to allow the religious sacrifice of animals on residential property. Muslims often slaughter animals during the holiday of Eid al-Adha and Hamtramck has one of the highest percentage of Muslim residents among cities in the U.S.

Week ending 8 January 2023

A Country We No Longer Recognize, a Coup We Never Knew
Victor Davis Hanson
Did someone or something seize control of the United States? What happened to the U.S. border? Where did it go? Who erased it? Why and how did 5 million people enter our country illegally? Did Congress secretly repeal our immigration laws? Did President Joe Biden issue an executive order allowing foreign nationals to walk across the border and reside in the United States as they pleased?
Thomas Massie Reveals That McCarthy Agreed to Formation of a
'Church Committee' in Speaker Deal

Nick Arama
Tucker [Carlson] announced how part of the McCarthy-holdouts deal was the formation of a "Church Committee" – a committee modeled after the committee in the 1970s formed by Rep. Frank Church – to look into how the FBI and intel agencies may have been "weaponized" to interfere in domestic politics. Tucker also noted that McCarthy had agreed to put Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) on that committee, a guy who is always trying to get the truth and get to the bottom of things – a perfect choice for a dogged pursuit of justice.
Biden Administration Finally Admits
How Disastrous Cancelling Keystone XL Was

Bonchie
Just how bad was Joe Biden's decision upon taking office to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline? We now have an admission directly from Biden's own administration. According to a newly-released report from the Department of Energy, which cited a variety of studies on the economic impact of the pipeline's construction, the cancellation of Keystone XL cost somewhere between 16,149 and 59,000 jobs. Lost GDP from the project is also estimated to be between $3.4 billion and $9.6 billion.
House Judiciary Subcommittee to Probe Govt 'Censors, Snoops'
The new Republican House majority is planning to create a subcommittee under the House Judiciary Committee to investigate government censors and snoops. The "Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government" stems from the Twitter Files having revealed coordination between government agencies and Twitter during the 2020 pandemic and past election cycles, led by the FBI.
Karine Jean-Pierre's Partner Suzanne Malveaux Out at CNN
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's longtime partner, CNN journalist Suzanne Malveaux, is leaving the news channel, weakening the liberal network's extensive ties to the Biden administration. Malveaux, a 20-year CNN veteran who most recently served as the network's national correspondent, announced the departure Friday morning, writing in a memo to her colleagues that she plans to pursue her "long-desired professional passions" such as "social justice." Malveaux's relationship with Jean-Pierre raised ethical questions, which the White House avoided addressing publicly.
KJP was a former anti-Israel activist
Congress Is Broken – Restore Regular Order
Robert L. Livingston
It's difficult to determine exactly where the problems began. Democrats became arrogant in their 40 years of virtual control of the House of Representatives and almost equal domination of the U.S. Senate. They suffered a cataclysmic fit when in 1995, Newt Gingrich led Republicans to seize control of the House.
Pelosi Statement: Omnibus Includes $2M That Will Help Center to
Serve 'Especially Trans and Non-Binary Youth..in San Francisco'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif,) put out a statement on Thursday announcing that the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill that President Joe Biden signed into law that day would send $30 million to San Francisco for "community projects" including $2 million for a center that serves "LGBTQQ+ youth, especially trans and non-binary youth."
Oopsie! J6 Committee Exposes Nearly 2,000 Social Security Numbers of Republicans, GOP Governors, Family Members
Ed Morrissey
At least no one can say that the January 6 committee didn't have an impact! Greg Abbott, Kristi Noem, Henry McMaster, and their families will have to guard against identity theft for the rest of their lives, thanks to the committee's work in exposing their Social Security numbers. How many numbers got exposed? "Around 1900" of them, according to the Washington Post, which came from White House visitor logs supplied to the committee. The J6 committee failed to redact those from a spreadsheet released to the public as part of its final report on the riot.
Farmers Slam Biden Over Latest Eco Regulation
Targeting Businesses: 'Federal Overreach'

The groups argued that the rule would increase uncertainty and pose regulatory roadblocks for farmers. On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the rule change, redefining which "waters of the United States" are federally protected under the Clean Water Act. "AFBF is extremely disappointed in the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers' new Waters of the United States Rule," said Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. 
Italy Plans an Energy U-Turn, A Comeback to Nuclear Power as
Green Energies "Far from Sufficient"

"So while Germany is saying goodbye to the use of nuclear energy, the technology is making a comeback in Italy, where people turned away from it almost 40 years ago. This is more than noteworthy, since Italy is so far the only major European country besides Germany that has abandoned the use of nuclear energy. Under the pressure of the energy crisis, however, the Italians have suddenly become painfully aware of their heavy dependence on electricity from abroad."
A Mad Rush to Build More EV Factories,
But Where are the Minerals?

Stephen Green
If you hand out enough free money and incentives you can spur the building of nearly anything. If people balk at buying the cars we will need still more free money to entice them to do so. And then when the complaints come in there are not enough charging units, we will need to give away more free money. Where we get the Lithium, nickel, cobalt, Manganese, and graphite to build all the batteries for the EVs without driving up the cost is a mystery. Hint: There is no mystery. The plan, such as it is, is to price most Americans out of private vehicle ownership.
Details, details
Global Warming and Other Fairy Tales
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
As I contemplate the very cold weather we've had recently across the U.S., with temperatures dropping by as much as 50 degree Fahrenheit in one day, during which time in New York and Buffalo people were buried under many feet of snow, some freezing to death, the global warming charade, renamed climate change when nobody was buying the global warming narrative, I wonder why Al Gore and other millionaires and billionaires have not sold their mansions by the ocean yet, or why they are not under the water as they have predicted?
NYC Electric Garbage Truck Plans Hit Wall After
Trucks "Conked Out" Plowing Snow After Just Four Hours

Tyler Durden
NYC electric garbage truck
In a move that absolutely nobody could have seen coming, New York City is scrapping its brilliant idea for electric garbage trucks after finding out the truck simply "aren't powerful enough to plow snow". The pipe dream of converting the city's 6,000 garbage trucks from gas to electric in order to try and limit carbon emissions (because there's no other problems that need to be dealt with in New York City right now) is "clashing with the limits of electric-powered vehicles," Gothamist [News] wrote this week.
Mack Trucks wants to sell some to YOUR town
Antisemitic Hate Crimes Doubled in NYC as the
New York Times Targeted Orthodox Jews, Hasidic Group Says

Tyler O'Neil
An Orthodox Jewish organization in New York City has launched a public information campaign to combat what it describes as the New York Times' "crusade" against Hasidic Jews and their schools, a torrent of negative coverage that comes amid an uptick in antisemitic hate crimes shown by police data. Agudath Israel points to 12 negative Times articles published in three months as well as the city's hate crime statistics for November, which at 45 reported incidents was more than double the 20 incidents reported the previous November.
Court May Force Hunter Biden to
Disclose Buyers of His Pricy Artwork

An Arkansas court may soon force Hunter Biden to disclose the identities of the buyers of his expensive artwork, information the White House has tried to conceal as it faces accusations of influence peddling. The recovering crack addict cited "a substantial material change" in his "financial circumstances" in a request to lower his child support payments for four-year-old Navy Joan Roberts, the New York Post reported. That request prompted Navy Joan's mother, Lunden Roberts, a former exotic dancer at a Washington, D.C., strip club, to formally demand information about Biden's lucrative art transactions.
Treason: Gen. Mark Milley Hid Nuke Codes from Trump – Held Secret Calls with Chinese Defense Officials – Then Surrendered to
Taliban and Armed Them with $80 Billion in U.S. Weapons

Jim Hoft
According to the book "Peril" written by Bob Woodward, General Mark Milley, the Joint Chiefs chairman, told China in a secret phone call that he would give advance warning if the U.S. was ever going to attack. "In a pair of secret phone calls (Oct. 20 and Jan. 8), Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the PLA, that the U.S. would not strike, according to the new book written by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political editor Robert Costa.
Eastern Oregon County Sets Vote to Secede,
Becoming 12th to Join of "Greater Idaho" Movement

Leslie Eastman
The last time I reported on the Greater Idaho movement – whose goal is to obtain enough signatures and election success to persuade Oregon, Idaho, and the federal government to allow 15 counties to leave a blue state for a red one without having to move – two counties were slated to vote on the issue Nov. 8th. The votes were tallied, and the Greater Idaho movement has expanded.
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America Would Be a Better Place If
We Taught the Truth About Slavery
Kathleen Brush
Liberal Whites wallowing in revisionist histories have made Whites the racist pariahs of the world, and Americans are ranked the worst. Americans have themselves to blame. They can't stop talking about slavery and racism, and now neither can African Americans. If woke educators have their way, all African Americans, present and future, will be obsessed with slavery and racism because it will be the center of American history. This will destroy America's ability to hold together as a nation.
Idaho Supreme Court Upholds State's Near-Total Abortion Ban
The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday upheld the state's abortion ban, which restricts access to the procedure except in cases of rape, incest, or a threat to the life of the mother. The state had previously enacted a "trigger law" that would ban abortion upon any ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned the national constitutional right to abortion established in 1973's Roe v. Wade ruling. The court did so in June of 2022, returning the right to regulate the procedure to the states in Dobbs v. Jackson.
WSJ: Vaccines Are Fueling the Evolution of New COVID Variants
David Strom
There is a lot of talk about the dangers of the COVID vaccines these days, some of which is pure speculation and some of which is based upon solid facts and science. Let me focus on the latter, because speculation sheds a lot of heat but not any light. The Wall Street Journal has printed a story on its Editorial page that should cause a stir: recent peer reviewed studies indicate that the policy of frequently boosting vaccinated people against new COVID variants is speeding up the mutation of the virus and actually encouraging the spread of the virus rather than slowing it down.
State Department Announces $1.5M in Funding to
'empower' LGBTQI Movements and Communities

Competition for the grants, the funding notice explains, is open to organizations submitting applications "for projects that have the goal to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) communities with the tools to (1) empower local movements and communities; (2) prevent, mitigate, and recover from violence, discrimination, stigma, and human rights abuses; (3) promote full social inclusion; or (4) address critical issues of justice."
Louisiana's Bold Action to Protect Minors from Porn
Katrina Trinko
Here's a good news story to start off 2023: In Louisiana, it's now harder for minors to access porn sites. Thanks to a law passed in 2022 that went into effect Jan. 1, porn sites now are required to ask visitors who live in Louisiana to prove their age via a system, called LA Wallet, that relies on using their driver's license. The law puts in place various safeguards to ensure that porn sites can't keep data from driver's licenses.
Missouri Executes Transgender Woman for
2003 Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

Amber McLaughlin, 49, died by lethal injection for the 2003 killing of her girlfriend, Beverly Guenther. Prior to the execution, McLaughlin could only be saved by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, who announced hours earlier that the state would carry out the execution Tuesday. "McLaughlin's conviction and sentence remains after multiple, thorough examinations of Missouri law. McLaughlin stalked, raped, and murdered Ms. Guenther. McLaughlin is a violent criminal," Parson said in a statement.
Nevada School District Sued for 'Pornographic' Assignment
That Was Barred from Being Read to School Board

A school district in Nevada is being sued by two parents after their children were allegedly required to read a "pornographic" monologue that was barred from being read at a school board meeting, according to the lawsuit. Candra Evans and Terrell Evans, both parents of children attending Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, are suing the district's superintendent, Dr. Jesus Jara, the district and the teacher, alleging that they were involved in "unlawful grooming and abuse of a minor" that included "pornographic material," according to KTSM.
School Bathroom Policy Based on Biology Upheld
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 7-4 that a Florida public school district's bathroom policy based on biological sex does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution or the federal Title IX law. In Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County, the Eleventh Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's previous order regarding a student's statutory and constitutional challenge to a school district policy barring students from using bathrooms that do not correspond with their biological sex.
As Biden Wants You to Pay for a Trillion in Student Debt,
Report Reveals What College Is Spending It On

C. Douglas Golden
This summer, researchers revealed the staggering price tag of President Joe Biden's federal student loan forgiveness package. According to The Hill, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business "found the plan would cost $605 billion over the next decade under strict assumptions, but the price tag in other conditions could grow to more than $1 trillion, a scenario the researchers said 'requires further study.'"... An analysis by University of Michigan emeritus professor Mark Perry found his former institution is doling out $18 million annually in salary to employees involved in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Week ending 1 January 2023

The New-Normaling of Blackouts
Jon Sanders
It already seems as if people are being conditioned to expect talk of rolling blackouts whenever the weather outside seems frightful. To be very clear: rolling blackouts are not now, nor have they been, normal in the U.S. Therefore, having to expect rolling blackouts going forward would be abnormal. Nevertheless, as utility providers and power grid monitors have recently warned, the more grids are saddled with intermittent, unreliable wind and solar facilities, the more unreliable they are becoming. They're more prone to capacity shortfalls and blackouts.
ESG's Perverse, Narrow, Fraudulent Ethical Principles
Failure of Basic Fiduciary Duties, Just the Tip of ESG Fraud Iceberg

Paul Driessen
As most people know, ESG stands for Environmental protection, Social justice, and Governance of corporate and societal affairs. They're all noble-sounding causes. However, under ESG they're centered around progressive, woke agendas, with prevention of "manmade climate cataclysms" uppermost. Fund assets are used to drive "net zero" climate agendas and punish or de-fund fossil fuel companies. That narrow focus creates serious problems.
'This Is the Most Corrupt and Dangerous Executive Branch in
American History' –Newt Gingrich

According to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Biden administration rates as "the most corrupt and dangerous" in the history of the country. During an appearance on FNC's "Hannity" on Thursday, Gingrich made the declaration and warned of a "constitutional crisis" stemming from the Biden administration's desire to wage war on its own people.
Our Killer Green Energy Infatuation
Vijay Jayaraj
An Arctic bomb cyclone dropped a sudden chill on the United States, delivering the coldest Christmas in decades. The nationwide death toll was reported to be more than 60, with at least half of the fatalities in upstate New York. Some of the dead did not have heating. Power outages put millions of lives at risk when utilities experienced a sharp surge in demand that couldn't be met. One of the reasons utilities have become increasingly ineffective at coping with adverse winter conditions is their adoption of wind and solar as major energy sources.

Reddy or Not, Winter Is Coming
Jon Sanders
Can you imagine scanning the skies, seeing it's a calm, overcast day, and then realizing you're in danger? That is the energy world environmentalists are pushing us into. The looming threat of a dull day is something warned about in a new report from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. It's what would critically disrupt an electric system made to rely on weather-dependent renewable energy sources instead of traditional energy sources (coal, natural gas, and nuclear).

Guess What: Electricity Isn't Free
Steven Hayward
One of my favorite indicators of ignorance are the people who buy personalized license plates, or affix stickers, for their electric cars that say "Emission Free." Even if you ignore the enormous environmental impacts associated with manufacturing an electric car (which are significantly higher than a gasoline-powered car), if you live in a state that generates a lot of its electricity from coal, you are essentially driving a coal-powered car. The next most ignorant view is that at least you don't have to buy expensive gasoline!
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Reparations: Blackwashing Slavery
The Lies Told In "The Woman King"

Larry Elder
When it comes to the absurdity of American taxpayers giving "reparations" to black descendants of slaves, it's hard to limit the number of objections. These are the facts: American slavery, though horrific, was legal. It ended 157 years ago. The government did not own slaves, the private sector did. Most Southerners did not own slaves. Nearly all slave owners were Democrats (so why should non-Democrats pay reparations?). Hundreds of thousands of white Northerners lost their lives and suffered serious injuries fighting in the Civil War that ended slavery.
House GOP to Investigate Biden's Secretive Order on Voting
President Joe Biden's executive order of March 2021 calls for every federal agency, in partnership with private organizations, to "consider ways to expand citizens' opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process." With some exceptions, most federal agencies haven't provided records on implementation of Biden's executive order after  requests for public records were made by Congress, news organizations, and government watchdog groups. In October, the Justice Department invoked "presidential privilege" to shield related documents.
'FBI Worked Extensively With Twitter to Advance Censorship of
Certain Speech on Twitter,' a 'Surveillance Operation'

Two prominent House Republicans, who will be in the majority come January, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray stating that new information shows the agency "coordinated extensively with Twitter to censor or otherwise affect content on Twitter's platform." The letter also demands that the law-enforcement agency turn over all records, communications between FBI agents and Twitter employees or contractors, as well as "all documents and communications" between FBI agents and 23 specific Twitter employees who are named in the letter, such as Yoel Roth, Jack Dorsey, and Vijaya Gadde.

Sen. Hawley: 'FBI Deliberately Interfered in Not One But
Two Separate Presidential Elections'

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said the records show "the FBI deliberately interfered in not one but two separate presidential elections" – in 2016 and 2020... "Remember, the FBI had the Hunter Biden laptop for a full year before the story broke," said Hawley. "They knew all about it. They had all the emails, knew it was true, and yet put out there that it was Russian disinformation. And we see now with Twitter, went after Twitter until Twitter agreed to censor it and take it down." "That's unbelievable stuff," said the senator.  "There have got to be repercussions for that, or we're not going to have a democracy."
'Hush' Money Exposed – Group Tied to Foreign Billionaire
Quietly Sent Massive Sums to Left-Wing Causes

A dark money group tied to Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss poured tens of millions of dollars into organizations leading major left-wing campaigns, according to recently-released tax filings. Fund for a Better Future (FBF), which has received a majority of its funding from two nonprofit foundations overseen by Wyss in recent years, pushed large sums of cash last year to groups dedicated to overhauling the Supreme Court, supporting President Biden's "Build Back Better" initiative, addressing alleged voter suppression and advocating for aggressive climate change policies.
Now Ray Epps Admits He 'Orchestrated' Jan. 6 'Insurrection'
Robert Spencer
Epps is also in video whispering something to those who pushed down the barriers between the protesters and the Capitol just before they began breaking down the barriers; then he is seen running with them toward the Capitol. Viewing all this, and knowing that Epps has never even been arrested, it's extremely hard to escape the suspicion that he was an agent provocateur trying to ensure that protesters breached the Capitol so as to establish the Left's bogus and hole-ridden "insurrection" narrative. If this were not true, Epps would be languishing in prison in Washington today along with the others who did far less than he did.
Celebrity-Backed Woke Bail Fund Has Closed
After Being Sued for Freeing a Serial Criminal

The group posted a $3,000 bond for 24-year-old Rashawn Gaston-Anderson in December 2021. Just six days later, he shot an Asian waiter, Chengyan Wang, eleven times. Gaston-Anderson pleaded guilty and will serve seven to 18 years in prison. Gaston-Anderson was arrested in November 2021 for burglary and theft. After being released on bond, he went into a restaurant and opened fire on Wang, almost killing him.
Biden Economy: The DOW Incurs Worst Year Since 2008,
NASDAQ Incurs Worst Year Ever –
If You Add in Bonds, It's the Worst Year Since 1871!

Joe Hoft
U.S. stocks fell Friday, closing out the last trading session of 2022 with weekly and monthly losses. Stocks and bonds have been crushed this year as the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate more aggressively than many had expected as it sought to crush the worst inflation in four decades. The S&P 500 ended 2022 with a loss of 19.4%, its worst annual performance since 2008 as the index snapped a three-year win streak, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
Large Trucks and Buses Made Before 2010
Now Banned from California Roadways

Cassandra Fairbanks
The law, which went into effect on New Year’s Day, was part of a set of clean air regulations the California Air Resources Board passed nearly 15 years ago. According to truck lobbying groups, the new law will prohibit about 10 percent of the commercial motor vehicles that are operating in the state. “The rule applies to diesel vehicles that weigh at least 14,000 pounds.
Massive Government (i.e. Taxpayer) Electric Semi Truck Subsidies
Make Some of These Huge Trucks Virtually Free

Electric Semi-truck Government subsidiesThere are huge subsidies for electric semi trucks and several major places like California are requiring 30% of all new tractor-trailer sales by 2030 be electric trucks. If Tesla does not raise the $180,000 price of the Tesla Semi then the $185,000 New York subsidy and the $40,000 U.S. subsidy would make it free. The $120,000 California subsidy with a 15% kicker for fleets of ten or less plus the U.S. subsidy would also make it virtually free. The Tesla Semi still must be in the application process but it is clear that California and New York will include Tesla in their electric truck programs.
DOT Hands Out $1.5 Billion In Grants for 'woke'
Transportation Projects – Former Head Calls Grants 'divisive'

This week's Golden Horseshoe is awarded to the Department of Transportation for $1.5 billion in grants for "woke" projects to promote "racial equity," "environmental justice" and union jobs in transportation. The DOT is "encouraging applicants to consider how their projects can address climate change, ensure racial equity, and remove barriers to opportunity," the department said. "The Department also intends to use the RAISE program to support wealth creation and the creation of good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union, the incorporation of strong labor standards, and training and placement programs, especially registered apprenticeships."
12 More Examples of Defensive Gun Use Show
'Redeeming Social Value' of Firearms

Amy Swearer
Regardless of whether Biden meant to call for a ban on all semiautomatic firearms or just those with pistol grips or collapsing stocks, his words continue to evidence a disdain for the underlying rationale of the Second Amendment – the inalienable right of self-defense. Almost every major study on the issue has found that Americans use their firearms in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times annually, according to the latest report on the subject by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just this year, a more comprehensive study concluded that roughly 1.6 million defensive gun uses occur in the United States every year.
Second Amendment Saves Tow Truck Driver With
Concealed Carry License – Shoots and Kills Armed Robber

An armed robber targeted a tow truck driver, apparently unaware that the tow truck driver had a concealed carry permit and was ready to fight back. The tow truck driver shot and killed the suspect who tried to rob him on Detroit's east side on Monday. The truck driver was meeting with the suspect to buy a junk car when he was ambushed.
Judge Peter Thompson Rules Elections with Broken Machines in
60% of Precincts and No Chain of Custody for Ballots
Are Free, Fair and Certifiable

Jim Hoft
A gutless Arizona judge on Saturday dismissed Kari Lake's election lawsuit against Democrat Katie Hobbs in the stolen 2022 midterm election. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson found Kari Lake's lawyers had not proven Maricopa officials committed any kind of misconduct. Kari Lake will appeal the ruling. It is crooked officials like Judge Thompson who will bring down this great nation.

Katie Hobbs, Maricopa County File Lawsuit
Demanding Sanctions Against Kari Lake

A new lawsuit has been filed in the ongoing feud over the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election, as Secretary of State (and incoming Governor) Katie Hobbs joins the Maricopa County board of elections in taking gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake to court over her claims and previous lawsuits. According to the suit, Maricopa County contends that "Before a single vote was counted in the 2022 general election, Kari Lake publicly stated that she would accept the results of the gubernatorial election only if she were the winning candidate" but that "she has not simply failed to publicly acknowledge the election results."
ICE Can't 'Locate' Records of 378,000 Detainees
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are unable to locate any records of illegal immigrants taken into custody and placed in a federal program to "ensure non-detained non-citizen compliance with release conditions, court hearings, and final orders of removal," according to a nonprofit government transparency advocacy group. The ICE letter cautioned that the failure to locate records sought by TRAC isn't evidence that the documents do or don't exist. The inability of ICE to locate the requested records was described by TRAC in a Dec. 23 statement as a "very troubling development."
For Teachers' Unions, Parents and Children Come Last
Star Parker
Schools in the Rochester school district in Michigan include in their curriculum a course called "History of Ethnic and Gender Studies." If my child were attending school there, I would wonder why this is in the curriculum as part of K-12 education and what is taught… Now the Oakland County Circuit Court has ruled supporting the school district's claim that because teachers belong to a teachers' union, they are not public employees subject to the FOIA.
New York Becomes 6th U.S. State to Green Light
Human Composting Law

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the legislation on Saturday. Washington was the first state to legalize human composting in 2019, followed by Colorado and Oregon in 2021 and Vermont and California in 2022. "I am committed to having my body composted and my family knows that," Howard Fischer, a 63-year-old investor living north of New York City, told the Associated Press. "Whatever my family chooses to do with the compost after it's done is up to them."
I'll let you make your own joke here
Swiss Government Rejects
Third-Gender Option On Official Records

Years from now, historians will look back at the Swiss government's decision to reject the introduction of a third gender option on official records as some sanity has returned to Europe. But the prevailing trend across the bloc is neighboring countries have added ways for residents to identify as nonbinary. AP News reported the governing Federal Council said, "the binary gender model is still strongly anchored in Swiss society." The council rejected two proposals from parliament on Wednesday to introduce a third-gender option or no-gender option for official records.
Dr. Rachel Levine Slammed After Calling for Big Tech to
Clean Up 'Misinformation' On Sex Change

Dr. Rachel Levine, the Biden administration's assistant health secretary, has drawn pushback after advocating for tech platforms to crack down on "misinformation" about sex change procedures. Dr. Levine was trending Monday on social media after a video surfaced in which the transgender health official called for health workers to pressure tech companies to combat misinformation about "the health equity of sexual and gender minorities."
A Federal Judge Essentially Says Parents
Have No Rights Over Their Children

Andrea Widburg
Today's leftists are attempting to reinstitute this specific type of Leninism in America. They want your children, and your efforts to protest will be unavailing. A Massachusetts federal judge confirmed this last week, saying that it didn't "shock the conscience" that a school secretly indoctrinated two children into transgenderism.
Michelle Obama Says She 'couldn't stand' Barack for 10 years;
Their Career Advances Changed Her Outlook

Former first lady Michelle Obama said she "couldn't stand" her husband, former President Obama, when their children were young. "People think I'm being catty for saying this: it's like, there were 10 years where I couldn't stand my husband," the former first lady said in an interview earlier this month with Revolt. "And guess when it happened? When those kids were little."
I still can't
Fox News Channel Had Largest Cable TV Audience for
7th-Straight Year In 2022

"From America’s choice on election night to the home of late night’s smash hit show, 2022 was a testament to our unmatched skill in delivering the most innovative news and opinion programming to our audience which continues to rank as the most politically diverse in cable news. I am beyond proud of our entire team’s incredible achievements this year," FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said last month when early data was released. 

Week ending 25 December 2022

Do We Have to Accept Transgenderism if it's 'Inborn'?
Selwyn Duke
Question: Is the following a good summation of the argument used, starting decades ago, to normalize homosexuality? "Many researchers [are] taking a different view of homosexuality," a newspaper wrote late last century. "Homosexuality once was thought to stem from psychological influences early in life. Now, many experts view it as a deep-rooted predisposition that does not change." These "experts view it as a sexual orientation as immutable as heterosexuality...," the periodical later added. You may recognize this as the foundation of the "born that way" argument...
10 Steps to Save America
Yes, there is a way. But is there the will?

Victor Davis Hanson
Most Americans know something has gone terribly wrong – and very abruptly – with the United States. They are certain that our wounds are almost all self-inflicted. The current pathologies are not a result of a natural disaster, an exhaustion of natural resources, plagues, or an existential war. Crushing national debt and annual deficits, spiraling food and fuel costs amid "normal" seven-percent-plus annual inflation, bread-and-circuses entitlements, a nonexistent border, a resurgence of racial tribalism, pandemic violent criminality, and humiliation abroad – all these pathologies are easily cited as symptoms of a sick patient.
Putin Claims Russia is Ready to Negotiate;
Ukraine Accuses Kremlin of Trying to Avoid Responsibility

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed in an interview with state television on Sunday that Moscow wants to negotiate, even as Ukrainian cities were hit with a barrage of missiles over the Christmas weekend. "We are ready to negotiate with everyone involved about acceptable solutions, but that is up to them -- we are not the ones refusing to negotiate, they are," Putin said. The claim was rebuffed by Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who said that "Putin needs to come back to reality."
'People were turned into hamburger': How Putin's Arrogance
Turned the War Into a Slaughterhouse for His Troops

John Sexton
Yesterday the Washington Post had a story about an elite Russian brigade and how it was gradually demolished over the course of the invasion of Ukraine. Last night the NY Times published a very lengthy and detailed story looking at the entire Russia war effort and how, thanks to Putin's own arrogance, it became a nightmare for the soldiers sent there.
France's Playbook for Power Shortages;
Nuclear Power Helps While Wind/Solar Dither

Institute for Energy Research
European countries are facing acute energy shortages this winter after curtailing their own fossil fuel resources and going all-in on wind and solar power. European countries are putting together their playbooks on how shortages will be controlled. In France, up to 40 percent of its people will not be impacted by power outages due to the fact that they might be connected to a priority line [that still leaves 60%]. The country's plan includes the following:
Elites allowed to use their private jets
House GOP Locates Emails, Texts Showing
Pelosi Office Directly Involved In Failed Jan. 6 Security

House Republicans gathered a trove of text and email messages showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was directly involved in the creation and editing of the Capitol security plan that failed during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot and that security officials later declared they had been "denied again and again" the resources needed to protect one of the nation's most important homes of democracy. The internal communications were made public Wednesday in a report compiled by Republican Reps. Rodney Davis, Jim Banks, Troy Nehls, Jim Jordan and Kelly Armstrong that encompasses the results of months of investigation they did of evidence that had been ignored by the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee.
Just Do What Trump Did
Don Surber
Democrat mayors across the country are at wit's end trying to deal with the influx of millions of illegal aliens in the first two years of the Biden regime. Democrats say they don't know how this began and don't know how to stop it... But the solution has been there all along. All Biden has to do is do everything President Donald John Trump did.
Musk Demands Answers from Adam Schiff About
Bombshell News FBI Paid Twitter to Censor

Nick Arama
The latest Twitter files that were dropped by Michael Shellenberger have yet another bombshell, and now Elon Musk himself is demanding answers about it from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lame-duck present head of the House Intelligence Committee. Turns out that not only was the FBI pressuring Twitter to censor things, but according to the files, Twitter was getting paid for it by the FBI. So if you were talking about acting as an arm of the state – and making bank in the process – the new release nails them to the wall.
FBI and Twitter Formed a Censorship Alliance and
They Can't Be Allowed to Get Away With It

Jonathan Turley
The Twitter files now substantiate the earlier allegations of "censorship for surrogate" or proxy. While the First Amendment applies to the government, it can also apply to agents of the government. Twitter itself now admits that it acted as an agent in these efforts. The current media blackout on the Twitter files story only deepens these concerns. For years, media figures have denied Twitter was engaging in censorship, blacklisting, shadow-banning and other techniques targeting conservatives. The release of the files have shattered those denials. There is simply no further room for censorship apologists.
18 Absurdities of the McConnell-Schumer Omnibus Spending Bill
Richard Stern
Congressional leaders have dropped 6,825 pages of text for their "omnibus" spending bill, plus explanatory materials that include a list of at least 4,000 earmarks, on the doorstep of every American family. When announcing the gargantuan spending bill, its authors put "the federal government" before "American families," and that is exactly what this bill is intended to do. However, it's only the beginning of the list of absurdities in this spending bill.
Biden Admin Says Its Natural Gas Phaseout
Will Save Taxpayers Millions. It Will Do the Opposite.

Collin Anderson
The Biden administration is casting its plan to phase out the use of natural gas in federal buildings in favor of clean energy as a "cost-effective" move that will save taxpayers millions each year. That's baloney, according to a Washington Free Beacon review of federal data, which indicates that a Biden administration statement touting the plan's frugality excludes the administration's own findings on the increased cost of green energy sources as compared with natural gas... "Eliminating natural gas in federal buildings is an impractical, unscientific, and expensive idea that will have no environmental benefit," the association said in a statement.
Toyota President Says Auto Industry 'Silent Majority' Wonders if
Electric Vehicles 'are Really OK to Have As a Single Option'

"Because the right answer is still unclear, we shouldn't limit ourselves to just one option," he said, according to the outlet – during the past few years, he said, he has attempted to communicate this idea to stakeholders in the automotive space, including government figures, but he indicated that his effort had been tiring at points. "Is there interest in electric vehicles? Yes. Is it more than 10% to 15% of our customer base? No way," said Ryan Gremore, a dealer based in Illinois who owns a number of brand franchises, according to the outlet.
Japan Embraces Nuclear Power, Cancels Phase Out Plans
Eric Worrall
Japan has adopted a new policy promoting greater use of nuclear energy to ensure a stable power supply amid global fuel shortages and to reduce carbon emissions, in a major reversal of its phase-out plan following the Fukushima crisis… The new policy says Japan must maximize the use of existing nuclear reactors by restarting as many of them as possible and prolonging the operating life of old reactors beyond their 60-year limit, and by developing next-generation reactors to replace them.
The CDC Caving to Gun Gun Control Groups' Pressure
Is the Very Definition of Political Corruption

Joe Bartozzi
Last week's bombshell report by The Reload showing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) purposefully omitted defensive-use data sets after being lobbied by gun control groups shows serious concerns with the government-funded agency that's charged with saving lives and protecting people from health threats. The revelation of twisting data to meet pre-determined conclusions is the antithesis of science. It is nothing short of censorship. It is, in fact, dangerous that CDC researchers are cherry-picking data to force an outcome.
Burying the Major Democrat Donor Angle in FTX Fiasco
Tim Graham
The collapse of the cryptocurrency company FTX could be as massive a scandal for Democrats as the Democrats insisted the Enron debacle was for former President George W. Bush. The man who took over the wreckage of Enron is now in charge of managing the end of FTX. But our largest national media outlets are going to bury the point that FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) was the second-largest donor to the Democratic Party in the 2022 election cycle, with over $40 million in contributions, second only to socialist agitator George Soros.
Co. Gov. Polis, Legislature Shut Off the Gas
The Gazette Editorial Board
It's not just the fog that comes in on little cat feet. It's also something far more ominous – the extreme-green agenda – and it'll wreak a lot more havoc. As reported last week in The Gazette, obscure new state rules complicate and potentially confound the installation of new natural gas supply lines and the extension of existing ones. The rules likely will limit expanded use of gas by raising the cost of installing gas lines in new construction, as state officials more or less admit. The idea is to price natural gas out of use.
The Jan. 6 Committee's Referral is Unconstitutional
Alan Dershowitz
The Jan. 6 Committee has voted to refer former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution. This referral violates both the letter and spirit of the Constitution for at least two reasons. The Justice Department will politely accept the referral and then place it in a file that is round and sits on the floor. A special prosecutor has already been appointed and is conducting a thorough and hopefully objective investigation. The Justice Department really doesn't need a referral from Congress, nor should it pay any attention to it.
Kwanzaa – A Fake Holiday With a Racist Goal,
Created By a Criminal Madman

Jeff Dunetz
One year people around my age woke up and discovered that the "holiday season" of Christmas and New Year's Dah became a trio, with the addition of something called Kwanzaa. Oh sure, there were rumblings of a new holiday. This new "holiday" raises the question, why is a day invented in 1966 by a rapist who ran a Black separatist group considered by some as a holiday on par with Christmas or New Year's?
Canada Police Arrest 8 Teen Girls for 'swarming,'
Allegedly Stabbing Homeless Man to Death on Toronto Street

Canadian police arrested eight teenage girls who know each other through social media for allegedly "swarming" a homeless man on the streets of Toronto and brutally stabbing him to death. Three 13-year-old girls, three 14-year-old girls, and two 16-year-old girls have each been charged with second-degree murder in the deadly stabbing of a 59-year-old man living in the homeless shelter system shortly after midnight Sunday, according to an announcement by the Toronto Police Service on Tuesday.
Lawful Self-Defense: Nevada Homeowner Shoots Shotgun-toting
Home Invader Who Kicked In Their Bedroom Door

Cops in Nye County, Nevada say a homeowner will face no charges after they shot a 48-year-old home invader who not only forced his way into the home, but then kicked open the bedroom door. Displaying exemplary gun control, the homeowner shot Shawn Richard, 48, center mass, ending the attack. Fortunately the homeowner had his defensive gun handy because Richard, who was wanted for violating his parole, was carrying a shotgun he's picked up during an earlier home invasion.
Texas Flight Attendant Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Fentanyl In Calif.
A Dallas, Texas, flight attendant pleaded guilty to drug trafficking after she was caught smuggling fentanyl taped to her abdomen at San Diego International Airport. Terese L. White, 41, pleaded guilty in federal court, admitting she used her privileges as a flight attendant to get through Transportation Security Administration screening to smuggle fentanyl.
Locals in Summit County Colorado Questioning
Wolf Reintroduction After Plan Made Public

Spencer Wilson
The proposed areas for reintroduction include two oval-shaped areas, picked for their potential to best support the reintroduction with the least amount of disturbance to the population. Those areas include large mountain municipalities like Vail, Breckenridge, Gunnison, Montrose, Glenwood Springs, and even things as far east as Frisco. "I don't think that would be ideal, personally," Tammy Rienstra said about the proposed locations Sunday. Translation: "I never thought my feel-good vote would affect me personally."
Be careful what you wish or, vote for
Washington Vandals Take Out Three Power Substations On Christmas –
 14,000 Without Power

Burglars in Tacoma, Washington, vandalized three power stations on Christmas morning, leaving about 14,000 customers without electricity, according to police. At about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a burglary at the Tacoma Public Utilities Substation on 46th Avenue. When deputies arrived, a statement from the department read, they saw evidence that a fenced area was broken into.
Court Rules Boys Can Continue
Dominating Girls Sports in Connecticut

Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools was first filed in 2019 after two biological male athletes, Andraya Yearwood and Thania Edwards, won various track and field titles after a Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy permitted them to compete in the women's division, according to the lawsuit. The plaintiffs, represented by the conservative legal nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom, alleged that female competitors lost opportunities to compete at elite levels.
Maine School 'Socially Transitioned' 13-year-old Girl
Without Her Parents Knowledge

Matt Margolis
The transgender cult is not only an assault on biology and objective reality, but it's also an assault on children, families, and parents. There's a reason why the radical left opposes the use of the word "groomer" when we discuss Drag Queen Story Hours, transgender closets, and porn in school libraries; it's because the word is accurate. They don't want us to believe that it's happening, but it is. 
Omnibus Bill Earmarks $750K for Trans Group That Wants to
Inject LGBTQ 'discourse' in Elementary Schools

The massive $1.7 trillion omnibus bill that was made public by federal lawmakers Tuesday includes a $750,000 earmark for a Los Angeles-based transgender Latina group that wants to "dismantle" the U.S. criminal justice system and Immigration and Customs Enforcement and inject "transgender history and discourse" into elementary schools, among other progressive initiatives.
5 Times Leftist Activists Wanted to
Rewrite American History This Year

Georgia Lucas
Leftist activists want to reframe American history. This often comes in the form of calling for the removal of statues and advocating for teaching that America was founded on racism. Campus Reform compiled a list of this year's top instances where students and professors advanced leftist interpretations of American history.
Here Are 14 Times Campus Hate Crimes Turned Out to be
Hoaxes In 2022

This year, The College Fix identified 14 campus hate crime hoaxes and six questionable claims of racial animus. Last year, The Fix identified 11 hate crime hoaxes. The hoax that attracted the most widespread attention in 2022 is the claim by Duke University volleyball player Rachel Richardson that someone at a game against Brigham Young University kept yelling the n-word at her.
Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Names
Funniest Animal Photos of 2022: See the Winning Shots

Wildlife photographers get to see Mother Nature’s humorous side when they’re out in the field. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, a free competition open to wildlife photographers of all levels, has narrowed down some of the funniest moments of 2022, and they’re sharing it with the public. Five thousand images were reportedly submitted from more than 85 countries, according to the award competition’s press release.

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