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“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)
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F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

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The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
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McCarthy Launches Biden Impeachment Inquiry
Tyler Durden
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday announced that the House will open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over a variety of alleged crimes, skipping a formal House vote he had previously teased. According to McCarthy, Reps. James Comer and Jim Jordan will spearhead it. "Biden used his official office to coordinate with Hunter Biden's business partners, about Hunter's role in Burisma – the Ukrainian energy company," said McCarthy, adding "it appears that the president's family has been offered special treatment by Biden's own administration."

Why an Impeachment Inquiry
Kimberley A. Strassel
Why engage in an impeachment inquiry? Without it, the country may never get the truth. Understanding the stakes requires a deep dive into where the investigation stands now – what’s been obtained, what it shows, and what’s still needed to complete the probe. The Oversight Committee took the lead in chasing the money trail, and Mr. Comer, a former banker, pursued a deliberate strategy. Aware that no court would likely grant access to Biden family banking records on the mere suspicions of Republican investigators, the chairman started building a body of evidence based on more easily obtainable documents.


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Week ending 17 September 2023

Bidenomics Strikes Again: Real Household Income
Suffers Biggest Drop Since Great Recession

Conn Carroll
Nominally, households earned more money in 2022 than they did in 2021. But thanks to inflation caused by Bidenomics, real household income (that is, income adjusted for inflation) not only fell, but fell by an amount not seen since the Great Recession. According to Census Bureau numbers released Tuesday, median household income fell from $76,330 in 2021 to $74,580 in 2022, a decline of 2.3%. This is the biggest drop in real household income since 2010, when it fell 2.6%. Even at the height of the pandemic, when millions of people couldn’t work, real income only fell 2.2%.
Burisma Wasn’t Just Paying Off the Bidens.
Ex-CIA Directors Are Also on the Payroll

This is a way underreported story. It was Antony Blinken, the limp wristed Secretary of State who bends over for all U.S. adversaries while calling it a success, who reached out to ex-CIA Director Mike Morrell to cobble together a group of “intelligence experts” who would sign a false statement calling the Hunter Biden laptop “Russian disinformation” so Biden could use it a hammer to pound Donald Trump in their debate. Morrell was eager to help. After all, he was motivated to do so. Financially motivated. In 2017 the think tank Atlantic Council signed an agreement with Burisma despite knowing it was corrupt.
“Gloves Are Off, Families Are On” – David Brock Threatens to Target
the Children of GOP Members Investigating Hunter Biden

Tara Palmeri of Puck News reported last Friday that David Brock will be launching a personal investigation into family members of Republican lawmakers, looking for any instances where they may have benefited from that member’s position... One interesting fact about Brock is that he started as a conservative reporter before flipping to the Democratic Party in the mid-1990s. He was also described by former Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden, who is currently a top Biden aide, of being “bats*** crazy” back in 2015. Brock is a vicious smear merchant who has led numerous efforts to destroy patriotic Americans and prominent conservative voices.
JAMA Paper Shows the COVID Vaccines
Didn't Help the Elderly At All

Steve Kirsch
The paper "Infections, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Among US Nursing Home Residents With vs Without a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Booster" was published to show that the COVID boosters reduce your risk of death from COVID. But if you are a critical thinker, you see that the “death benefit” simply does not exist. For example, the paper shows that the infection fatality rate (IFR) for the residents at 128 Veterans Health Administration community living centers increased by 28% in residents who got the boosters. That’s the WRONG way… they told us it was supposed to make things better, not worse! So the attempt to show that the COVID boosters have a death benefit was an epic fail.
Florida Advises Against New Covid Boosters for Most Age Groups
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo announced on Wednesday that the state’s Department of Health (FDOH) is officially advising against the use of Covid boosters for people under the age of 65. The announcement comes days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted to recommend new Covid shots “for all Americans ages six months and older.” “In Florida, we will always use common sense and protect the rights and liberties of Floridians, including the right to accurate information,” Ladapo said during a virtual discussion hosted by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Uncle Sam Is Spending $100 Million to
Repair or Replace Broken EV Chargers

Florin Amariei
The U.S. federal government knows some of the challenges electric vehicle (EV) owners face. Not having enough chargers conveniently available that can dispense energy as advertised is one of them. That was recently proven by a public official who had to send staff ahead that were tasked with blocking stalls so the motorcade wouldn't be late to various other events. That's not a very friendly thing to do. Fortunately[??], more public money is being poured into fast-charging reliability. Here's what's going on.
Energy Secretary’s Electric Vehicle Roadtrip
Devolves Into ‘Scene Out of VEEP’

Daniel Chaitin
The Biden administration‘s efforts to promote electric vehicles hit a roadblock during Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm‘s summer trip through the southeast United States. Granholm and her entourage used a fleet of electric vehicles to journey from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Memphis, Tennessee, with town hall events along the way, NPR’s Camila Domonoske wrote in a report published on Sunday.

Jennifer Granholm Throws Staff Under the Bus
After Charging Station Fiasco

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Thursday addressed her now-infamous electric vehicle charging fiasco, saying her "young" staffers showed "poor judgment" when they used a gas-powered car to hoard a spot for Granholm at a crowded public station. Granholm during a congressional hearing confirmed the ordeal, which took place during the Biden administration official's June electric vehicle promotion tour. She did not, however, take responsibility for the incident, instead blaming "somebody" on her team for making a "mistake."
Even Blue-State Voters Oppose a Ban On
New Gas-Powered Cars, Poll Shows

A strong majority of voters in blue New Jersey, including nearly 60 percent of independents and more than 40 percent of Democrats, oppose liberal governor Phil Murphy’s plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, a new poll shows. The Public Opinion Strategies poll, conducted in August, found that 58 percent of New Jersey voters oppose Murphy's proposed environmental rules, which would force vehicle manufacturers to make 100 percent of their passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs electric by 2035. 
Ford’s EV Plan in Trouble
Douglas A. McIntyre
Ford was supposed to be able to build 600,000 electric vehicles (EVs) this year. Then, it wasn’t. The date was pushed back to the end of 2024. Now, Ford may be unable to sell all those EVs, even if it hits that production number. Too few people want an F-150 Lightning, Ford’s electric flagship. According to Bloomberg, Ford has raised production of the hybrid F-150, a watered-down version that helps save gasoline and the environment. Jim Farley, Ford CEO, says he is surprised by the demand for the hybrid version. He failed to mention that it is a sunsetting of his plan for Ford’s future and aspirations.
The 'Climate Emergency' Is a Hoax
Robert Williams
More than 1,600 scientists, including two Nobel laureates, have signed a declaration saying that "There is no climate emergency." The declaration is unlikely to get any attention from the mainstream media, unfortunately, but it is important for people to know about: the mass climate hysteria and the destruction of the U.S. economy in the name of climate change need to stop. "Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific," states the declaration signed by the 1,609 scientists, including Nobel laureates John F. Clauser from the U.S. and Ivar Giaever from Norway/U.S.
Biden Admin Seeks to Lock Up Critical Minerals with
Eco Protections Amid Green Energy Push

The Biden administration published a long-awaited final report outlining steps and policy recommendations it said would help modernize mining regulations, but critics say they would create more burdensome red tape. Environmentalists have long called on the federal government to update laws to ensure more stringent protections for wildlife, plants and the environment surrounding mining projects.
Trump Alleges Pelosi Turned Down 10,000 Soldiers Ahead of
Capitol Riot: 'She’s responsible for Jan. 6'

Former President Donald Trump argued in his first network interview since leaving office that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi "is responsible for Jan. 6." "Nancy Pelosi was in charge of security. She turned down 10,000 soldiers. If she didn’t turn down the soldiers, you wouldn’t have had Jan. 6," Trump told NBC’s "Meet the Press" host Kristen Welker during a recent sit-down interview at Trump's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Russian Troops Withdraw from Norway Border to
Drop in Level Since Start of Ukraine War

Norway said Russian forces have pulled back from its border in the Arctic, claiming the number of soldiers Moscow has there now is "20% or less" compared to the start of the Ukraine war. "On our border, our region’s border there is maybe 20% or less forces, less than before Feb. 24, 2022," Norwegian Chief of Defense Gen. Eirik Kristoffersen said Saturday.
Starlink Not Needed:
Ukraine Hits Two Russian Warships with Missile Strike

Ukraine damaged or destroyed two Russian warships harbored in occupied Sevastopol on Wednesday, according to sources on both sides of the conflict, just one week after it was revealed that SpaceX founder Elon Musk refused to let his Starlink internet service help Kyiv target their missiles. Former NATO commander, U.S. Army general Ben Hodges, back in February called it a “priority” that, to avoid major bloodshed, Kyiv “use long-range precision strike[s] to isolate Crimea, then make it untenable for Russian forces” to remain there. Videos and photos of the burning wrecks have been posted online by Russian milbloggers, and they are impressive.
Texas AG Ken Paxton Warns Biden Administration
After Defeating 'sham impeachment': 'Buckle up'

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a scathing letter directed towards the White House after he was acquitted of state impeachment charges Saturday. Paxton, a Republican, was accused of corruption, bribery and unfitness for office by a bipartisan group of Texas state senators. All 12 Democrats in the jury voted for his impeachment, along with two Republicans: Sens. Robert Nichols and Kelly Hancock. ... "The weaponization of the impeachment process to settle political differences is not only wrong, it is immoral and corrupt," embattled attorney general Paxton added. ... "Finally, I can promise the Biden Administration the following: buckle up because your lawless policies will not go unchallenged," the statement read. "We will not allow you to shred the constitution and infringe on the rights of Texans. You will be held accountable."

Texas AG Paxton Acquitted on All 16 Articles of Impeachment
While House Republicans enjoyed an element of surprise – the investigation into Paxton was largely done in secret before House leaders went public and quickly moved for a vote – the senators faced months of political pressure leading up to the trial. In remarks following the verdict, Patrick lambasted the House for rushing Paxton's impeachment through that chamber and called for a Constitutional amendment to rework the impeachment process. ... "Our founders expected better. It should have never happened this year, and hopefully it doesn't again," he said of the impeachment.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Acquitted On All 16 Impeachment Charges by Senate

Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton was acquitted by the state Senate on all 16 articles of impeachment related to accusations of bribery, disregard of official duty, and dereliction of duty. In a stunning show of vindication, the majority GOP body chose not to convict Paxton and allowed him to return to the office immediately and finish out his third term after being suspended without pay since late May. The failure to convict Paxton on any of the charges was a huge blow to the House managers who brought the case.

Buzbee Does It Again – AG Asst Who Claimed Ken Paxton Took Bribe
via Kitchen Remodel Admits Remodel Never Took Place

Once again, the innuendo and supposition by Ken Paxton accusers runs into reality. Previously Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s personal assistant, Drew Wicker, made an accusation that a Texas donor named Nate Paul funded a kitchen remodel for Paxton. A quid pro quo to sell influence. However, during cross examination today, Drew Wicker admitted the kitchen remodel never took place, and the actual details of the home remodel being done by Paxton was taking place *after* the office “whistleblowers” went to the FBI with their ungrounded claims... The baseline of this entire impeachment has become a joke. A bunch of Bush aligned prosecutors, and staff from Texas, manufactured a case of rumor and innuendo against Attorney General Ken Paxton simply because Paxton defeated George P. Bush, their preferred candidate.
Ninth Circuit Rebukes Lawmakers, Grants Injunction
Against California Law Targeting Gun Marketing

A California law ostensibly aimed at restricting the marketing of firearms to minors infringes on the free speech rights of adults, according to a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In its ruling handed down on Thursday morning, the panel vacated a lower court decision denying an injunction against the law’s enforcement and delivered a resounding win for both First and Second Amendment advocates. Writing for the majority, Judge Kenneth Lee ruled that the law forbidding marketing and advertising firearms that “reasonably appear to be attractive to minors” is likely to infringe on the First Amendment, given that the statute is so broadly written that advertisements aimed at adults who can lawfully purchase a firearm would be swept up in its provisions.
Mother Testifies Parents Are Being Forced to File Costly
Public Records Requests to See Their Child’s Curriculum

On Tuesday, parents’ tights Activist Nicole Neily testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that school districts are forcing parents to file costly public records requests in order to examine their child’s curriculum. Neily was one of a group of five witnesses who testified during a hearing titled “Book Bans: Examining How Censorship Limits Liberty and Literature.” While being questioned by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) about her experiences with parents facing uncooperative or openly hostile educational institutions on the subject of parental discretion in education, Neily stated that “Parents are being forced on a regular basis to file public records requests” in order to examine the curriculum being taught to their children.
California Bills Headed to Newsom’s Desk Will Launch a
Transgender Inquisition Targeting Parents

Tyler O'Neil
California’s Legislature has passed – or is about to pass – a slew of bills aimed at undermining the rights of parents (and potential foster parents) who disagree with the transgender worldview. What would the state need to launch a transgender inquisition? It would need inquisitors to identify and hunt down parents who dared to dissent from gender ideology. It would need an apparatus to induct kids into its cult while keeping parents in the dark. It would need institutions to screen potential foster parents to block heretics from fostering or adopting kids who might convert to the state religion. Most importantly, it would need a legal way to pry kids from the arms of their apostate progenitors. These legislative proposals foot that bill.
High Stakes in Florida – The Biden Administration
Comes After New College and Its Conservative Reforms

Christopher F. Rufo
This investigation is bigger than New College. If the state can force you to lie about basic reality – man and woman – then it can force you to lie about anything. If this effort succeeds, it will not only destroy the reforms at New College but will also effectively outlaw the core of conservatism, which as Russell Kirk explained long ago, is the “negation of ideology” and the adherence to unchanging norms. We can’t let that happen.
Trail Life USA Celebrates 10 Years of Picking Up Where BSA Left Off
Athena Thorne
Ten years ago, as the iconic youth organization Boy Scouts of America (BSA) kicked its self-immolation into high gear, a group of prescient leaders joined together to contemplate forming an alternative program for boys. Or perhaps a better way of phrasing it is that these leaders wanted to preserve what BSA had always been, as the original group abandoned its principles to morph into an alternative organization. At any rate, the result was the creation of Trail Life USA.
Federal Judge Again Declares DACA Program Unlawful
A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday declared the revised version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegal. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling reiterated that the Obama-era federal policy is unlawful and should have come from Congress. DACA provides hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children with a two-year renewable shield from deportation.
Still Reeling from $36M Defamation Judgment,
Oberlin Risks New Suit from Censored Coach

A year after Oberlin College finally agreed to pay more than $36 million to family-owned Gibson's Bakery under a defamation judgment – dragging out appeals until both father and son had died – the Ohio liberal arts school is facing new allegations of character assassination. Administrators have tried to silence head women's lacrosse coach Kim Russell about gender ideology's threat to women's sports since she questioned transgender swimmer Lia Thomas's victory in the NCAA women's 500-yard freestyle last year, she claims. Russell, who says she has coached "multiple" transgender athletes, reposted an Instagram post declaring swimmer Emma Weyant "the real woman who won" the race.
Black FSU Professor Resigns in Disgrace Amid Allegations He
Faked Data on Commonality of Racism, Had 6 Papers Retracted

C.G. Jones
A criminology professor at Florida State University suddenly left his lucrative position after it was discovered that he skewed statistical data to make racism seem more prevalent than it actually is. Eric Stewart, who left his $190,000-a-year job, has had five of his six studies taken down after allegations that he fabricated information by altering sample sizes. Though Stewart has denied these allegations, his sixth study, conducted in 2020, drew the attention of an FSU committee, who gathered to discuss Stewart’s findings, per the Daily Mail... If research data and findings can so easily be fabricated without strict oversight, it has to make one wonder how many other academic research projects have been altered in order to push a particular ideological worldview.

Week ending 10 September 2023

A Fair Trade: Swapping College Debt for a Reliable Career
John Renfrow
More and more, people young and old are looking for a different career path than one needing a college degree and the debt that comes with it. At the Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado (CTIC), now located in Wheat Ridge, the incentives and options available to those interested in trades are nearly too good to be true, according to Executive Director Cori Gerlitz. “We spent so many years preaching to our kids, ‘You have to go to college, you have to go to college,’” she said. “Really, you don’t. There are definitely alternative paths to college, and there are alternative careers with training that won’t get you hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt with student loans.”
One Mom’s Fight for Liberty: Landmark Legal Victory Against
School That Secretly Transitioned Daughter

Christopher Tremoglie
Democrats, liberals, and others on the radical Left told the world that teachers weren’t transitioning students. They claimed such stories were lies and conspiracies driven by hate-filled conservatives and Republicans to hide their homophobia and anti-transgender beliefs. But just like every other thing the Left claims is a conspiracy led by the Right, liberals are the ones conspiring. It was all deceit and misinformation. And Jessica Konen’s landmark court victory in California revealed the dangers children face from teachers and school officials in 2023.
Senate Republicans Position for Second Smackdown of
Biden's Student Loan Plan

Biden announced an alternative plan for a student loan handout in late June after the Supreme Court blocked his initial plan that would have forgiven up to $20,000 for some federal borrowers. "Once again, Biden’s newest student loan scheme only shifts the burden from those who chose to take out loans to those who decided not to go to college, paid their way, or already responsibly paid off their loans," said Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., the top Republican on the Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).
Fauci Knew NIH Funded Wuhan’s Gain-of-Function Research as
Pandemic Began, Email Reveals

Despite his claims to the contrary, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, knew by January 2020 that his agency was funding gain-of-function research of novel coronaviruses in Wuhan, China. A newly released email obtained by the investigative public-health non-profit U.S. Right to Know revealed that Fauci knew the extent of the Chinese coronavirus research before the pandemic broke out in the U.S.
Pete Buttigieg Is Just a Symptom of a Vastly Larger Crisis
Jazz Shaw
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg appointed an Obama-era group made up of 24 “leading experts” to advise him on “transportation equity,” claiming the privilege of owning a car ignites “systemic racism” and should be banned because of their negative impact on the environment. Members of the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity include “spatial policy scholar” Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, who says, “All cars are bad” and calls for “zero emission transit.” However, she told the Free Beacon that she is not “advocating for a complete erasure” of cars but hopes to convince Buttigieg to re-direct the U.S. from relying on private motor vehicles.
Top Republican Requests Briefing Over Biden's
China-Linked Green Energy Project Approval

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) has requested a briefing from a top Treasury Department panel on its move to approve a China-linked green energy firm's electric vehicle battery plant project. National security experts and Republicans are raising concerns over how the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews transactions involving overseas entities, approved the California-based Gotion, the parent company of which, Gotion High-Tech Power Energy, is based in China, for a $2.4 billion EV battery plant project in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Gov. Dunleavy: We Will Challenge Biden Administration in Court
Over Oil Leases

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said the Biden administration's decision to cancel seven oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is illegal. The leases were approved by the Trump administration in January 2021, shortly before the former president left office as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority holds the leases, according to a news release from Dunleavy's office. "The leases AIDEA hold in ANWR were legally issued in a sale mandated by Congress. It's clear that President Biden needs a refresher on the Constitution's separation of powers doctrine.
U.S. Oil and Gas Association Pres Calls Jean-Pierre
'Baghdad Barbie' for Lying About Gas Price Policy

"She's just sort of a Baghdad Barbie [meme reference], isn't she?" Stewart said on the "John Solomon Reports" podcast. "So I think our response is, 'Yeah. You show us that list of the actions you're taking to lower gas prices, and we'll show you our list of things that you have taken to increase gasoline prices.'" ... "The irony was when she said that about lowering gas prices, the Department of Interior was in turn canceling all of those Alaska oil and gas leases," Stewart said. "There's a vast disconnect between what they say in those White House press briefings about energy and what the reality actually is."
Trump Vows to End ‘madness’ of EV Push
Former President Trump is vowing to end the “madness” of the Biden administration’s push for electric vehicles -- a likely appeal to voters in the swing state of Michigan. In a pair of Truth Social posts Monday evening, Trump took aim at the electric vehicle industry and President Biden’s push for more electric vehicles. With this opposition to electric vehicles, Trump is likely trying to persuade Michigan voters to support him over Biden, who carried the swing state in 2020.
Top Scientist Says He Deliberately Omitted Key Fact in
Climate Change Piece He's Just published in Prestigious Journal

A climate change scientist has claimed the world's leading academic journals reject papers which don't 'support certain narratives' about the issue and instead favor 'distorted' research which hypes up dangers rather than solutions. Patrick T. Brown, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and doctor of earth and climate sciences, said editors at Nature and Science – two of the most prestigious scientific journals – select 'climate papers that support certain preapproved narratives'.
3 Reasons There’s Something Sinister
With the Big Push for Electric Vehicles

Nick Giambruno, International Man
25 refrigerators. That’s how much the additional electricity consumption per household would be if the average U.S. home adopted electric vehicles (EVs). Congressman Thomas Massie – an electrical engineer – revealed this information while discussing with Pete Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation, President Biden’s plan to have 50% of cars sold in the U.S. be electric by 2030. The current and future grid in most places will not be able to support each home running 25 refrigerators – not even close. Just look at California, where the grid is already buckling under the existing load.
New York State Has Given 106,282 Electric Vehicle Rebates
Totaling $115.6M Since 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority launched the point-of-sale drive clean rebate in 2017 available to NYS residents, businesses and government entities buying or leasing new eligible cars through participating new car dealerships. State data say there are 97,000 battery-electric vehicles and 66,000 hybrids registered statewide.
Border Patrol Union Slams Biden for Caring More About
Ceiling Fan Energy Savings Than Border Security

The National Border Patrol Council slammed President Joe Biden on social media, saying that he cares more about saving energy costs on ceiling fans than the security of the southern border. "While the Biden Admin misdirects your attention with stupid crap like how they're going to "save" you $39 in energy costs on a ceiling fan that will cost more to manufacture and buy...there will be around 7,000 more illegal aliens crashing the border today and every day," the union wrote on X, the platform previously called Twitter.
Massive Errors in FBI’s Active Shooting Reports from 2014-2022 Regarding Cases Where Civilians Stop Attacks: Instead of 4.6%, the Correct Number is at Least 35.7%. In 2022, it is at Least 41.3%. Excluding Gun-Free Zones, it Averaged Over 63.5%.
Crime Prevention Research Center
The shooting that killed three people and injured another at a Greenwood, Indiana, mall on July 17, 2022 drew broad national attention because of how it ended – when 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken, carrying a licensed handgun, fatally shot the attacker. While Dicken was praised for his courage and skill – squeezing off his first shot 15 seconds after the attack began, from a distance of 40 yards – much of the immediate news coverage drew from FBI-approved statistics to assert that armed citizens almost never stop such attackers:
Tommy Tuberville Giving Hill Republicans a Lesson in
How to Win the Budget Battle Against the Swamp

Mark Tapscott
Pay attention, Senate and House Republicans, because Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) is conducting a seminar on how to gain major reforms that are bitterly opposed on a “bipartisan” basis by The Swamp. On February 17, the formerly obscure freshman Republican senator and past Auburn University football coach announced that he was placing holds on hundreds of military promotions and appointments... In fact, the guy playing politics was Biden with his decision to defy the Hyde Amendment, the law that protected government neutrality on the most politically divisive issue in America, and the further reality was and remains that Tuberville’s hold doesn’t prevent the Senate from moving forward by holding on-the-record votes on whether to approve specific nominations.
Blasts Biden on China: ‘Walking around with blinders on’
Louisiana’s Attorney General Files Amicus Brief in Lawsuit
Against Legacy Media Organization

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed an amicus brief in support of the Children’s Health Defense lawsuit against Trusted News Initiative, an organization comprised of legacy media and social media companies. Children’s Health Defense, a controversial "vaccine skeptical" nonprofit, has joined 10 plaintiffs alleging that TNI violated antitrust laws by colluding with social media companies to censor online news.
Suit has national implications
Biden Axes Nominee Overseeing Home Appliance Crackdown
After Joe Manchin's Opposition

The White House abruptly withdrew its pick to oversee energy efficiency regulations, including those targeting natural gas-powered stoves, after Sen. Joe Manchin's, D-W.Va., opposition. In an unexpected announcement, the White House said it had pulled Jeff Marootian's name from consideration to lead the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), which crafts appliance regulations and standards... 
UK Now "Hopelessly Divided" Over the Net Zero Program
Francis Menton
As recently as a year ago, the UK appeared to have unstoppable momentum on the march to “net zero” CO2 emissions... Today, Net Zero Watch issued a press release describing the UK government as “hopelessly divided” over climate issues. What has happened? ... [E]nergy reality is finally asserting itself.
CDC Nursing Home Data:
The Vaccine Increased the Risk of the Elderly Dying from COVID

Steve Kirsch
I wanted to call your attention to the work I have been doing since August 24, 2023 after I realized that the U.S. Nursing Home data has everything we need to figure out whether the vaccines reduced the risk of death for the elderly or increased it. It increased it. They lied. In short, there is now no doubt: COVID vaccine made things worse for the elderly. And the vaccine makes things worse for kids too as we now know. And everyone in between. I thought you’d want to know.
CDC lied about nursing home deaths
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Presses FDA for
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Data

"On June 15, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused to provide my office with data relating to the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines," he wrote in a Sept. 5 letter first obtained by the Epoch Times. "FDA’s intentional withholding of information relating to the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines is outrageous and shows a complete disregard for the health and safety of the American people." "The notion that FDA is actively hiding information about vaccine safety signals from Congress and the American people is beyond despicable, particularly given the fact that COVID19 vaccine adverse events can and do occur," he added.
Professor Fired for Challenging Science Behind COVID Mandates
Can Sue University, Judge Rules

A tenured professor fired less than a month after seeking the scientific evidence behind her public university's COVID-19 policies and challenging the legality of its vaccine mandate will get to continue her First Amendment retaliation lawsuit against the University of Maine System. Patricia Griffin has sufficiently alleged "the subject matter of her speech pertained to a matter of great public concern and was outside the scope of her duties as a professor of marketing" at the University of Southern Maine, U.S. District Judge Jon Levy ruled last month, clearing the way for trial on that issue while dismissing Griffin's other claims.
Even WaPo’s ‘Fact-Checker’ Has Had Enough of Biden’s Lies
Robert Spencer
Up to now, the Washington Post’s resident “Fact-Checker” Glenn Kessler has been a loyal propagandist for the leftist establishment, never breaking character or giving any sign that he was interested in or even capable of independent thought. Even Kessler, however, seems to have finally had enough of Old Joe Biden’s constant lying. Last Thursday, Kessler made what for the WaPo amounted to a remarkable admission: much of what Old Joe blathers on about is not “credible.” That’s a polite way of saying that the faux president is a liar.
A remarkable admission
Eric Adams Says New York City's Migrant Crisis
Will DESTROY the Big Apple

Speaking to furious residents at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, he admitted he doesn't see a solution to the problem as he slammed the lack of help from Joe Biden. 'Let me tell you something, New Yorkers. Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don't see an ending to this,' he conceded. 'This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City.'

MEANWHILE: New Yorkers Paying Millions to
NGOs Aiding Illegal Aliens

John Binder
New York City taxpayers, some of the most tax-burdened in the nation, are seeing a massive transfer of wealth as they foot the bill for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to help carry out Mayor Eric Adams’ migrant hotels scheme. Since the spring of last year, more than 100,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have arrived in the sanctuary city of New York City. Less than 15 percent were sent on buses by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and the majority remain living in the city’s network of shelters, which now includes luxury hotels.
Little Support Among Voters for
Transgender Medical Procedures on Children

Few voters think children should undergo transgender interventions even with parental permission.That's according to The Center Square Voters' Voice Poll of 2,500 registered voters across the U.S., conducted by Noble Predictive Insights. The poll found that 58% of those surveyed are against medical interventions such as gender-changing surgery or puberty blockers for children younger than 18 years old. There were just 10% who said children should have the ability to undergo these inventions if they choose and another 21% who said children should be able to undergo these interventions, but only with parental permission.
Lessons Learned from School’s Gadsden Flag Debacle
Jon Caldara
There’s a lot to unfold with one Gadsden flag. The most surprising and disappointing point about this kerfuffle is that, even at a reputable charter school with a classical curriculum, with an emphasis on teaching historic accuracy, staff needs to be schooled by parents that one of America’s founding flags has nothing to do with slavery. The considerably greater takeaway is parents should record their encounters with school officials. It might be the thing that guarantees an education for your child.
See TYSK News 3 September
NC State Halts Welcome Packet Pushing Group Sex and
One-Night Stands, Following Parental Backlash

North Carolina State University is walking back its decision to distribute sexually explicit material to new students after numerous parents expressed outrage over their children receiving a paper encouraging them to track how many “orgasms” they experience. Included in the welcome packet were condoms, lubricant, and information discussing various sexual topics, such as group sex and one-night stands, according to local news outlet WRAL. The school ceased distribution of the packets after receiving various parental complaints...
Thousands of Parents in Mexico Torch Education Materials
Featuring ‘Marxist-Communist’ Indoctrination

Thousands of parents in Mexico took to the streets last week to burn education materials that featured “Marxist-communist” indoctrination from the country’s department of education. The Financial Times reported that one of the officials behind the push to indoctrinate children in Mexico was “a former Venezuelan government official.” The books were woke, filled with “hard-to-follow material full of errors, a lack of basic language and mathematical exercises and irrelevant or highly age-inappropriate content.”

Week ending 3 September 2023

EXPOSED: Whistleblower Steps Forward – Reveals Private Facebook Group Where MI Clerks Discuss STUNNING Evidence of
Organized Fraud in 2020 Election

Ben Wetmore, Patty McMurray, and Jim Hoft
Three weeks ago, the MI GOP Director of Election Integrity, Phil O’Halloran, gave Patty McMurray and Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit a stunning MI State Police report that was FOIA’d by a Muskegon resident who questioned the outcome of his race in the 2020 election. The report is based on an investigation that was initiated on October 8, 2020, that was eventually taken over by the FBI in 2022. After publishing the report that exposed a massive cover-up by Michigan’s Democrat Attorney General Dana Nessel and Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson of an explosive, statewide investigation by the MI State Police, Muskegon, MI Police Department, we began to receive tips from individuals who read our story and wanted to help us close the gaps in the highly redacted MI State Police report.
Tucker is Outing Obama as Gay. But Everyone is Missing the Big Story.
I’m Obama’s College Classmate. I’ve Been Trying to
Warn America for 15 Years!

Wayne Root
I’m Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, Class of ’83. I’m also the author of the #1 bestselling hardcover book in America in 2012, “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide.” ... I’ve had Obama pegged from the first day. Obama is the ultimate “Manchurian Candidate.” Gay is unimportant. What matters is he was groomed to be president by the Deep State and communist, fascist, globalist enemies of the United States. What matters is Obama is a radical Marxist tyrant carrying out the destruction of America.
What Big Labor Doesn’t Want You to Know This Labor Day
Rachel Greszler
This Labor Day, the Biden administration and Big Labor will no doubt tout the alleged successes of President Joe Biden’s “whole of government” push to increase unionization in the workplace and unions’ modest successes in breaking into a few big corporations. But those stories will also leave a lot out. They’ll leave out the side of the story that unions don’t want workers to know. That side of the story includes the fact that unionization reached an all-time low of 10.1% in 2022 (and only 6.0% among private sector workers) as worker satisfaction reached an all-time high of 62.3% (according to The Conference Board’s measure, which began in 1987). It also includes the fact that while non-union wages increased by 24% over the past five years, union wages rose by less than 17%.
The Movie Every Conservative Should Re-Watch
This Labor Day Weekend

Gage Klipper
Marlon Brando’s career-defining performance as Terry Malloy solidifies “On The Waterfront” (1954) as one of the greatest films ever made. On its face, it is the story of a man who rats on a corrupt union boss to secure a better livelihood for his fellow men down in the shipyard. But at its core, it is a film about following your conscience — about standing for what’s right in spite of all the social pressures arrayed against you – and accepting the consequences. As Terry says, “Conscience… That stuff can drive you nuts!”
More Than 1,600 Scientists, Including Two Nobel Laureates,
Declare Climate 'emergency' a Myth

A coalition of 1,609 scientists from around the world have signed a declaration stating “there is no climate emergency” and that they “strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy” being pushed across the globe. The declaration does not deny the harmful effect of greenhouse gasses, but instead challenges the hysteria brought about by the narrative of imminent doom... The sense of immediate crisis has been repeated constantly by mainstream media, including the New York Times, which said flatly, "Earth is likely to cross a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade."
Georgia: TTV Says They “Have the Goods” on
State Voter Rolls in 2020

Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips of True the Vote (TTV) believe they have the goods to prove that “Trump was right” about the 2020 election in Georgia. Their work concerning the state’s voter rolls allegedly proves that at the time of Raffenperger’s Nov. 20, 2020 certification, there were, according to Engelbrecht, “364,000 ineligible voter records,” of which approximately 67,000 actually voted in the 2020 election. UncoverDC spent some time this week talking with Engelbrecht about TTV’s investigation of Georgia’s voter rolls.
Viktor Shokin Filed Complaint in 2020,
Demanded Probe of Joe Biden: DETAILS

Viktor Shokin has been telling his story since 2020. It is not a breaking story. But as the media ignored the story when it first came out, it does add to the public perception of the Joe/Hunter Biden story. Here’s what Shokiin claimed: The former Ukrainian Prosecutor General filed a complaint with Ukraine’s National Bureau of Investigation demanding an investigation of then VP Joe Biden for “illegal influence on him as the prosecutor general of Ukraine.” Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings and their management, which included Biden’s son Hunter, when he was fired because Joe Biden threatened to withhold a billion dollars of aid to Ukraine. Shokin claimed Biden’s pressure was a violation of Ukrainian and International Law. Shokin filed a complaint.
EU Expected to Import Record Volume of LNG from Russia
Despite Sanctions

The European Union is expected to import a record volume of liquefied natural gas from Russia this year, despite the bloc’s intention to wean itself off Russian fossil fuels by 2027. This revelation by the Financial Times comes as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he warned Ukraine that any attacks on Hungary’s energy supplies from Russia would lead to war. “It’s shocking that countries in the EU have worked so hard to wean themselves off piped Russian fossil gas only to replace it with the shipped equivalent,” Global Witness senior fossil fuel campaigner Jonathan Noronha-Gant told the FT. “It doesn’t matter if it comes from a pipeline or a boat – it still means European companies are sending billions to [Vladimir] Putin’s war chest.”
Democrats' Climate Change Blame Game for Hawaii Fire
Confronted by Reality After Maui Identifies Cause

Hawaiian officials attributed the cause of catastrophic wildfires to alleged failures from the state's main power utility company and downed power lines this week after Democrats blamed the disaster on global warming. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the government of Maui County, Hawaii, alleged Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its subsidiaries failed to properly power down live electrical equipment amid a red flag windstorm earlier this month. Due to this failure, downed power lines operated by the utility company sparked a series of deadly fires on the island, the lawsuit claimed.
Biden Admin Hit with Legal Challenge for Green-Lighting
Massive Plan to Take Ag Lands Out of Production

In a motion for summary judgment filed with the Department of Interior's Office of Hearings and Appeals late last week, Montana alleged a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule issued in 2022 unlawfully prioritizes non-production "conservation herds" over livestock production and the state's rural ranching communities. In July 2022, BLM granted a request to the American Prairie Reserve (APR) to graze bison across leased federal lands. "The BLM’s final decision granting a general use permit to graze bison is a direct attack on rural communities – attacks that have become a hallmark of the Biden Administration."
Bureau, "bent over backward to circumvent the law"
Superman Actor Dean Cain Supports ‘bravery’ of
Boy Kicked Out of Class for Gadsden Flag: ‘Good job’

Actor Dean Cain– who starred as the Man of Steel in the 1990s series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” – cheered 12-year-old Jaiden Rodriguez, the Colorado middle schooler who was booted from the classroom over a Gadsden flag affixed to his backpack. Video footage of the Bizarro encounter between the boy’s mother and an administrator was posted on X on Tuesday and went viral faster than a speeding bullet. In the clip, the administrator at the public charter school claimed that Jaiden could not wear the patch because of its “origins with slavery and the slave trade.”
Truth about the Gadsden Flag
Gadsden Flag History
Franklin's original Gadsden flag By 1775, the snake symbol wasn't just being printed in newspapers. It was appearing all over the colonies: on uniform buttons, on paper money, and of course, on banners and flags. The snake symbol morphed quite a bit during its rapid, widespread adoption. It wasn't cut up into pieces anymore. And it was usually shown as an American timber rattlesnake, not a generic serpent. We don't know for certain where, when, or by whom the familiar coiled rattlesnake was first used with the warning "Don't Tread on Me." We do know when it first entered the history books.
Gadsden Flag - Race-mongers ignorant of our nation's history
Gadsden Flag: How Ignorant Are the Folks Running the Schools?
NY Post Editorial Board
One of the biggest takeaways from the viral Colorado story of the school booting a 12-year-old out of class for having a Gadsden flag patch on his backpack is that the folks in charge are ignorant not just of free-speech basics, but fundamentals of U.S. history. How can they teach when they’re wrong about simple facts? A top <i>administrator</i> at the Vanguard charter school is on tape lecturing that the flag has “slavery and the slave trade” origins, making the palm-sized patch was “disruptive to the classroom environment.”
The Deadliest Massacre in Reconstruction-Era Louisiana
Happened 150 Years Ago

Lorraine Boissoneault –
"E.B. Beware! K.K.K." So read the note found on the schoolhouse door by its intended recipient: Emerson Bentley, a white school teacher. He found the message in early September 1868, illustrated with a coffin, a skull and bones, and a dagger dripping with blood. The straightforward message represented a menacing threat to Bentley, who was teaching African-American children in Louisiana at the time. Little could the Ohio-born Republican have predicted just how soon that violence would come about.
No Matter How Much You Disdain CNN, It Is Not Enough
David Strom
CNN wants you to believe that Uganda is threatening to execute two men simply for being gay. It is important to The Narrative that anybody who criticizes anything an alphabet person does is cruelly deranged... The law makes homosexual acts punishable by imprisonment. But it is not this provision of the law that is being used against these men. They face the death penalty because they raped a child and a disabled man... Now you couldn’t pay me to go to Uganda, and I would strongly urge any gays or lesbians to avoid going there or at the very least engaging in sexual relations there – but it speaks volumes that CNN is trying to gin up outrage in favor of men who forced nonconsensual sex on others.
What Do Most "Trans Women" in Women's Jails Have in Common?
Jazz Shaw
When considering the title question, it’s important to point out that we don’t have exact figures for how many gender-bending prisoners have actually been transferred to female facilities. But if you’re talking about Wisconsin, the commonality being observed is that slightly more than half of all prisoners who self-identify as transgender women are behind bars – at least in part – because they were convicted of sex crimes.
THOUSANDS of Minors Went Under the Knife to
‘Affirm’ a Transgender Identity, Study Shows

Tyler O'Neil
Transgender advocates repeatedly claim that minors only take “puberty-blocking” drugs or cross-sex hormones, but never undergo surgeries in an attempt to force their male or female bodies to resemble the opposite sex, yet a new study estimates that more than 3,000 minors underwent transgender surgeries in a five-year period, and more than 400 of them had their genitals removed. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study Wednesday estimating that 48,019 Americans underwent “gender-affirming surgeries” from 2016 to 2020, and 3,678 of them underwent surgery between ages 12 and 18.
DOJ Blocks Rachel Levine from Being Exposed in
Alabama's Law on Banning Sex Changes for Minors Litigation

The Department of Justice intervened to protect Biden appointee, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine, from discovery in Alabama litigation relating to its ban on transgender sex change procedures for minors. Alabama's attorney general, Steve Marshall, is defending litigation against an Alabama law that made it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to prescribe puberty blockers or hormones to transgender children for a sex change.
Texas High Court Allows Law Banning Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Minors to Take Effect
The Texas Supreme Court allowed a new state law banning gender-affirming care for minors to take effect on Friday, setting up Texas to be the most populous state with such restrictions on transgender children. Legal advocates who sued on behalf of the families and doctors, including the American Civil Liberties Union, called the law and the high court’s decision Thursday “cruel.“ ... More than 20 states have adopted laws to ban some gender-affirming care for minors, although some are not yet in effect or have been put on hold by courts.
Millions of Brits Told Not to Heat Homes at Night
As Part of 'Net Zero' Climate Goals

Tyler Durden
Britain's Climate Change Committee (CCC) has urged millions of Britons to not heat their homes in the evening to help the government hit its net zero target. No, they aren't urging elites to ditch their private jets for commercial, or not to burn 1,000 of fuel taking the yacht out for a jaunt. Chris Stark, head of the CCC, wants ordinary citizens to turn off their electric heaters (heat pumps) at night as part of a wider drive to deliver "emissions savings," which includes a shift away from gas boilers – which Chris, a hypocrite, still has.
When Wind Boosters Have Lost Texas Monthly,
They're in Real Trouble

David Blackmon
The Texas wind industry has a problem. The detritus from deconstructed wind facilities is now piling up in such mass quantity all across West Texas that even the inveterate boosters of renewable energy at Texas Monthly magazine have finally decided they can no longer studiously ignore the story. Even worse, the junkyard in this photo is not the only blade graveyard negatively impacting Sweetwater’s environment. There is another one on the other side of town that covers 10 acres. Other, similar graveyards dot the landscapes of the gigantic West Texas region.
Wind Power Junk Yard
Money Reality: California to Expand Fossil Fuel Project
Gavin Newsom Said He Was 'Fully Committed' to Shutting Down

California's top state regulator that oversees utilities approved a plan to expand a controversial fossil fuel facility that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has vowed to shut down. While CPUC members and state officials reaffirmed their commitment to a broader green energy transition and to eventually shutter the facility, they explained Thursday's decision was made "as a financial hedge against potential high winter market prices."
Ford CEO is Honest on EV Charging Challenges, but
Still Doesn’t Stand Up for Car Buyers

Thomas J. Pyle
The perfect use case for EVs is a suburban commuter car for high-income people who are able to charge their car at home and drive only a few miles for work and errands before returning home to charge again. But that situation doesn’t work for everyone.  Besides the cost, the average cost of a new EV is over $53,000, EV ownership is much more challenging for people who want to take road trips or people who need to tow things.
NIH-Funded Research Collaborative Redacts Emails on
Why It Disavowed 'gold standard' Mask Study

As public and private institutions resume or consider mask mandates in the wake of a small uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations and new viral variants, an international research collaborative funded by the National Institutes of Health is facing new scrutiny for how it came to publicly downplay its 17 years of research finding that masks make "little to no difference."
Vaccinated People Are Over 2X More Likely to
Get COVID Than the Unvaccinated

Steve Kirsch
According to the survey I just did of over 16,000 people, fully vaccinated people are more than 2X as likely to get COVID than the unvaccinated. What I found was fascinating is that if you did get COVID, the probability of being hospitalized was identical in the two groups.
What Did Pfizer Know and When?
3 Important Findings from Recent Document Releases

Daniel Horowitz
It’s no longer January 2021, when we all thought we lived in a world of normal vaccines. It’s no longer OK for elected officials to mindlessly repeat the bromide “safe and effective” without any reflection about the mass injury we’ve witnessed, along with the waning and the negative efficacy, in itself, engendering calls for endless boosters. We have so much information that raises serious questions, not the least of which is from Pfizer’s own documents, now ordered released by a federal judge.
NYC Migrants Living in Temporary Shelters Don't Need Vaccinations to
Initially Enroll in Public School

Officials said during a press conference on Wednesday that migrants living in temporary shelters have a certain timeframe that the vaccinations need to be obtained by once they are in school, according to FOX 5. Typically, all students aged 2 months to 18 years old who will attend public school, child care, or private school must be vaccinated  for a list of diseases before attending, according to the New York City Department of Education. There are some situations where a child can attend school if they have received the first dose of a school-required vaccine which requires multiple doses.
Non-Plastic Straws the Latest Example of Climate Activism's
Unintended and Deadly Consequences

Last week, a widely read study was published revealing that the "plant-based" [aka paper straws] drinking straws pushed onto diners by eco-activists may actually be more harmful to both the environment and public health than their plastic counterparts. According to research published in the journal Food Additives & Contaminants, the "plant-based straws" in question contain "per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)," which the scientists say are "not necessarily biodegradable and that the use of such straws potentially contributes to human and environmental exposure of PFAS."
Parents Outraged After Teachers Union Tells Educators to Destroy Evidence of Student Surveys Regarding Gender Identity
Parents are outraged after a teachers union in Jefferson County, Colorado told teachers to destroy evidence of student surveys on gender identity: 'The teachers union told them something else. An email from Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA) to teachers says, “if you do a questionnaire, please make it a paper and pencil activity – any digital records are more permanent and may be requested under federal law.” The union also encouraged teachers to “make your notations about students and not hold on to the documents.”'
Democrats Are Shoving a Religion Down Students’ Throats and
Seeking to Keep Parents in the Dark

Tyler O'Neil
This week, the top law enforcement officer in America’s most populous state took a school district to court for the alleged crime of notifying parents when their kids claim to identify as transgender. Yes, Calif. AG Rob Bonta, a Democrat, acted as though parents are the natural enemies of their own children, and as though it is not only a school’s job to “affirm” a child’s claimed gender identity opposite his or her biological sex but to hide that intensive psychological intervention from the most important people in the child’s life.

Week ending 27 August 2023

Princeton, MIT Scientists Say EPA Climate Regulations
Based on a ‘Hoax’

Kevin Stocklin
Two prominent climate scientists have taken on new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in electricity generation, arguing in testimony that the regulations “will be disastrous for the country, for no scientifically justifiable reason.” Citing extensive data to support their case, William Happer, professor emeritus in physics at Princeton University, and Richard Lindzen, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), argued that the claims used by the EPA to justify the new regulations aren't based on scientific facts but rather political opinions and speculative models that have consistently proven to be wrong.
How much more proof is needed?
THREE Aliases, Joe? The Biden Mafia Setup is Crystal Clear
NY Post Editorial Board
President Biden took an oath of office in which he swore his highest duty was to his country, but it’s clear he has only one loyalty: his crooked, access-selling family. It’s positively Mafiaesque. The latest development: House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) is demanding unredacted access from the National Archives to emails Biden sent as veep using any of his three known pseudonyms: Robert L. Peters, Robin Ware and JRB Ware. (The prez got a little lazy on #3, it seems.)
Leaked Docs: Hunter Biden Was Involved in
Trump Impeachment Over Ukraine

Hunter Biden was involved in Trump’s impeachment over Ukraine, according to documents leaked to Politico. Hunter Biden’s lawyers leaked the entire case file related to the DOJ’s 5-year investigation and it’s a sight to behold. The New York Times and Politico both published leaked documents revealing new information about Hunter Biden’s case and the inner workings at the Justice Department.
WaPo Columnist Changes His Mind, Calls for Joe Biden to Be
Fully Investigated Over Hunter's Business Dealings

President Biden involvement in his son Hunter’s business dealings "deserves a serious investigation," Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen wrote on Tuesday. In his latest column, Olsen wrote that he originally "long dismissed" stories regarding Hunter Biden, but "recent revelations" changed his mind. "There’s more than enough evidence to merit a thorough investigation of President Biden’s involvement in his son’s business dealings," Olsen argued.
Burisma's Devon Archer Met With Then-Secretary of State Kerry
Just Weeks Before Shokin Was Fired

Hunter Biden’s former business partner and fellow Burisma board member, Devon Archer, met with then-Secretary of State John Kerry just weeks before the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating Burisma was fired in 2016. Former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin was fired on March 29, 2016, less than four weeks after Archer met with Kerry at the State Department in Washington, D.C., according to a State Department email.
Garland’s Theater of The Absurd:
Why the Hunter Biden Scandal is No Longer a Laughing Matter

Jonathan Turley
“There is a time to laugh and a time not to laugh, and this is not one of them.” Those words from Inspector Jacques Clouseau may have to be emblazoned across the hearing room of the House Oversight Committee. It was a month ago that House Democratic members mocked the testimony of two whistleblowers who testified about the rigged investigation to protect Hunter Biden, the son of President Biden. Now it appears that the controversial “sweetheart deal” was not the first choice of US Attorney David Weiss. He actually was planning to let Hunter walk without even a misdemeanor charge despite massive unpaid taxes, gun violations, and work as an unregistered foreign agent, among other alleged crimes.

Is This the Smoking Gun Proving
That Biden Pressured Ukraine to Protect Himself?

Matt Margolis
We all know that Joe Biden publicly bragged about how in 2016 he pressured then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin by using a $1 billion loan from the Obama Administration as leverage. But according to new evidence, Biden did exactly the opposite of what Department of Justice officials wanted. According to DOJ, Ukraine had made sufficient progress in implementing anti-corruption reforms and deserved the loan.
3 Healthy Pilots Die Suddenly on Flights, 5 Collapse
Suspicions Rise About Mandatory Covid Vaxs

Daniel Horowitz
Either they will tell us this is normal or it’s due to “climate change.” But in reality it is neither. It has to do with sudden cardiac arrest that has been ubiquitous among young, healthy people from segments of the population that happened to have gotten a heart-inflaming gene serum beginning right around early 2021. We were hoping as the vaccines die down that the sudden deaths would abate, but now there are concerns that this is a long-term phenomenon.
Important Covid news
The Ruling Class Sits Atop a Boiling Pot
J.B. Shurk
In the history books, great social revolutions are often distilled into digestible reasons for their emergence. Rising unemployment, widespread illness, cultural upheaval, and rapid technological change have all been diagnosed as the proximate causes for various sudden shifts in society. If you look past those antiseptic historical autopsies, though, and concentrate on the feelings and passions of the people who experienced the revolutions firsthand, you will find another symptom present in every single movement for great change: popular rejection of ruling class lies.
GOP Hopeful Rips Prospect of Harris Presidency If Dems Win in '24:
'Send a Chill Up Every American's Spine'

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the prospect of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming commander in chief if Democrats walk away with a win in 2024, warning Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that the notion should "send a chill up every American's spine." The former South Carolina governor, in her appearance, cautioned against electing former President Donald Trump, who faces multiple indictments and looks at a series of lengthy and distracting legal battles.
Alabama AG Calls for Investigation Into
Biden's Reversal on Space Command HQ

Fox News Digital obtained Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's letter to Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Elizabeth Field and Department of Defense (DOD) Assistant Inspector General (IG) Randolph Stone with regard to Biden's "sudden reversal" of placing Space Command headquarters in Colorado. "On January 13, 2021, after a thorough vetting process that spanned almost two years, the Secretary of the Air Force selected Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, as the preferred location for Space Command’s headquarters," Marshall wrote.

Alabama Politicians React to Newest Controversy Over
Space Command Headquarters

New outrage has surfaced after U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Alabama) released controversial records involving Gen. James Dickinson. Dickinson, who has been in charge of the U.S. Space Command since 2020, was shown to have purchased a 20-acre property in Colorado in April, just a few months before President Biden made the decision to keep headquarters in Colorado. In a statement, Britt said learning this was disheartening.
Finally, Some Good News on Energy
John Hinderaker
A North Carolina coal-fired plant will be replaced with nuclear, not wind. So there’ll be, you know, actual power. “Still, one has to wonder: why are these victories so hard to achieve? Why would utilities and politicians not want to save hundreds of billions of dollars? And why would they not want an electric grid that can keep the lights on?” Of course I understand the financial motive: the Democratic Party is trying to shift trillions of dollars into industries that reliably support that party’s politicians, including utilities that dance to the “green” tune.
Electric Vehicle Wrecks, Fires Draw Safety Concerns.
Here Are the Latest Facts

Since 2021, Tesla has been under 11 different NHTSA investigations, all involving wrecks with first responder vehicles. Moreover, NHTSA data analyzed by the Washington Post suggests that Tesla’s autopilot features have been linked to 736 accidents since 2019, including 17 fatalities and 5 serious injuries. Although the autopilot feature was, according to the Post, "involved" in the accidents, NHTSA said a report of a crash involving driver-assistance does not itself imply that the technology was the cause.
U.S. Begins Barring Chinese EV Products with
Forced Labor Ties Under Year-old Act

The U.S. government has been recently cracking down on electric vehicle batteries from China that are connected to forced labor in the communist country, according to a new report from Reuters. Per the article, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFPLA), enacted roughly a year ago, has been stalling the heavily-Biden-subsidized solar sector, but is now also being used to halt imports of EV products like lithium-ion batteries, as well as other products that could contain aluminum and steel.
Biden Admin's Latest Home Appliance Crackdown:
Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are now the latest target in the Biden administration's green agenda, sparking pushback from Republicans and manufacturers. The Department of Energy is proposing a rule that would require ceiling fans to be more energy efficient, arguing the move would save U.S. households on energy costs. According to the Energy Department's analysis, the new rules would save households about $39 over the lifespan of the new energy-efficient fan. However, the cost to manufacturers associated with the increased equipment will total $86.6 million per year, the department said.

GOP Lawmaker Asks Biden Administration to
Withdraw Its Proposed Ceiling Fan Rule

Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK) sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm urging her to withdraw the Department of Energy’s proposed rule to make ceiling fans more energy efficient. “DOE's analyses indicate that the proposed energy conservation standards for ceiling fans would save a significant amount of energy,” the proposed rule published by the federal register reads... “Once again, the Biden administration is using the power of the pen to attempt to control every aspect of how we live in our homes,” Bice said in a statement. “Instead of regulating ceiling fans, they should focus on providing relief to American families that are suffering under Bidenomics. The power of the executive state has grown too large, and I will continue working to hold them accountable.”
Chinese Manufacturers Dominate Wind Power,
Taking 60% of Global Market

China is emerging as a dominant player in global wind power generation, with the country's manufacturers supplying nearly 60% of installed capacity worldwide in 2022. The figures, compiled by the Brussels-based Global Wind Energy Council, signal that China is claiming a commanding share in both the wind power and solar panel markets.
Missouri AG Tells St. Louis Mayor Proposed Gun Legislation
Violates State Constitution's Right to Bear Arms

The Missouri attorney general put St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones on notice this week, telling her in a letter that her proposed plans to ban "military-grade weapons on our streets" and "prohibit insurrectionists and those convicted of hate crimes from having guns" would violate citizens' rights under the state constitution to bear arms. On Tuesday, Jones announced her intent to enact "common sense" gun safety legislation, saying she and members of the city’s Board of Alderman share a vision of a "safer, stronger St. Louis, ready to stand up for our values."
Attacks By Gun Control Industry on Firearm Ads
Target the Next Generation’s Gun Rights

Larry Keane – National Shooting Sports Foundation.
California and Illinois laws that have banned advertising in those two states lawmakers consider to be targeted at minors doesn’t have anything to do with increasing public safety. It doesn’t have anything to do with fighting the criminal misuse of firearms. The laws are intended to do one thing – convince the next generation of Americans that the Second Amendment doesn’t exist. Lawmakers in those two states passed, and Govs. Gavin Newsom and J.B. Pritzker signed, laws that ban firearm-related advertising that could be attractive or be considered to target children. NSSF has filed legal challenges to both laws in California and Illinois. Those laws violate not only the First Amendment-protected right of commercial speech but also work to eliminate the Second Amendment from the conversation with the next generation of gun owners and outdoorsmen and women.
Secret Letter to CDC: Top Epidemiologist Suggests Agency
Misrepresented Scientific Data to Support Mask Narrative

Documents recently obtained from the National Institutes of Health suggest public health officials used inaccurate information and misrepresented medical research to advance their policy objective that masks prevent severe COVID-19 and virus transmission – despite opposing scientific evidence received from experts. In a recently obtained letter sent in November 2021 to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), top epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, and seven colleagues informed the agency it was promoting flawed data and excluding data that did not reinforce their narrative.
Coalition Asks Biden to Demand Energy Secretary Granholm’s Resignation Over ‘repeated’ Ethics Lapses
A coalition of nonprofits dedicated to governmental accountability is asking President Biden to ask Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to immediately resign over what the group believes to be her numerous violations of federal ethics laws. The 14 groups, in their letter, also argues Granholm's "poor example" has resulted in "ethics failures and legal missteps of her subordinates."
California Church Fined $1.2M During Lockdowns Sues
Over Alleged Gov't 'spying' Operation Tracking Worshippers

A California church ordered to pay $1.2 million in fines for violating COVID-19 lockdown measures filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging the local government unconstitutionally spied and tracked Christian worshipers through secretive "geofencing" using congregants' cell phone data. Calvary Chapel San Jose and Pastor Mike McClure accuse Santa Clara County and the Colorado-based data company SafeGraph of embarking "on an invasive and warrantless geofencing operation to track residents" unbeknownst to the public, according to the lawsuit filed by Advocates for Faith & Freedom.
Fury As Lib Dems Will Hold Party Conference Vote on Whether
'Menstruation is just a women's issue' –
As Critics Say Idea Could Put Young Girls at Risk

The [UK] Liberal Democrats were criticised today over plans for a vote on whether menstruation is not 'just a women's issue' but also one that affects trans people. Members at the party's annual conference in Bournemouth next month will be asked to agree that periods 'also affect some trans and non-binary people' as part of a wider conference motion on period poverty that includes a call for better access to sanitary products.
Alabama’s Ban on Childhood Puberty Blockers and Cross-Sex Hormones
Reinstated By Unanimous Appeals Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has unanimously upheld Alabama’s prohibition against use of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to minors if based on gender identity confusion. To the extent there might be medical (as opposed to psychological) necessity, such procedures are allowed. A District Court judge issued an injunction against the law.
Fact-Checkers Say 'No One Supports Abortion Up Until Birth.'
These Prominent Democrats Disagree.

Drew Holden
During and after the first Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, fact-checkers rushed to debunk candidates' criticisms of Democratic support for unlimited abortion access. But it was the journalists who got it wrong. "What the Democrats are trying to do on this issue is wrong, to allow abortion all the way up to the moment of birth," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said during the debate. Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson made similar comments.
Pro-Abortion Groups File Proposed AZ Amendment Enabling
‘Professionals’ to Subjectively Authorize Abortion Until Birth

A cohort of pro-abortion groups have filed a proposed ballot measure in Arizona to amend the state’s constitution in a way that would enable women to legally obtain abortions with ease – right up to the point of the child’s birth. On August 8, Arizona for Abortion Access filed an “Application for Serial Number Initiative Petition” with the Arizona’s secretary of state’s office to obtain an official serial number for a petition it seeks to launch in an effort to put its “Arizona Abortion Access Act” measure on the ballot of the next general election. Due to its extremely ambiguous phrasing, the proposed text of the Arizona Abortion Access Act would allow virtually unrestricted abortions, including late-term abortions, based on subjectively-determined criteria.
Progressive Religion May Be Dying but the Gospel is Thriving
Michael Brown
The headline was stark and unnerving: “‘Religion Is Dying’: Same-Sex Blessings Allowed but Is It Too Little Too Late for the Church’s Shaky Future?” But was it a true and accurate statement? Is “religion” – meaning the Christian religion – dying worldwide? And is the Church’s only hope the embracing of same-sex “marriage” and other “progressive” theological positions? Actually, true religion – meaning a vibrant, Jesus-centered, biblically-based, compassion-filled, Spirit-empowered, no-compromise expression of the Christian faith – is thriving worldwide. In stark contrast manmade religion – meaning a me-centered, rationally-based, (per)version of the faith that substitutes affirmation for transformation – is dying worldwide.
Daycare Promotes ‘Sexual Exploration Rooms’
A number of daycare centers in Germany have already introduced these "sexual exploration rooms," while other daycares are still considering it. This includes at least two nurseries in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. These rooms are made for children – yes, CHILDREN – to engage in sexual games and discover their bodies and what pleases them. A German newspaper, Die Welt, reached out to the North Rhine-Westphalia children's ministry for comment. They were told that the "sexual behavior by children" could not be "prevented" and said they had no intention of contacting the daycare centers to investigate.

Week ending 20 August 2023

Reality is Hitting Europe’s Net Zero Plans but
Biden Plows Ahead in the United States

Institute for Energy Research
Europe’s plan to slash carbon emissions and reach net zero carbon by 2050 is seeing a backlash as the spiraling cost – both political and economic – needed for the transition is becoming clearer to Europeans. Wind and solar projects are now getting more scrutiny with Siemens indicating huge costs to fix operational problems. A new offshore wind project in the North Sea was canceled due to high costs and the negative effects on the environment it would create.
Energy Group Releases Study on How Inflation Reduction Act
Has Benefited Communist China

Addison Smith
A year ago today, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, which included a whopping $369 billion for climate and energy spending. On this anniversary, the pro-fossil fuel group Power the Future published a study showing how this money has "enriched" Communist China. "The Biden Administration's push to electrify nearly every facet of everyday life – power plants, cars, the heating and cooling systems in homes and buildings – is dangerously increasing America’s dependence on China and jeopardizing our nation’s security," the report states, going on to propose five steps to buck Biden’s "Green New Deal."
Company Behind Contentious Michigan Battery Factory
Quietly Appeared As Chinese Foreign Principal in Filings

Gotion Inc., a Fremont, California-based energy company, has faced uproar from Republican politicians and residents in the state over potential Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence concerns since it first unveiled plans to construct the multi-billion dollar facility with the support of Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Gotion Inc.'s parent company, Gotion High-Tech, is headquartered in Hefei City, China. The governor tried to allay fears but just one day after her statement, on April 21, Gotion Inc. was quietly registered as a Chinese foreign principal, according to FARA filings, which appears to have gone previously unreported. The U.S. subsidiary's document declares that its "wholly owned and controlled" by the China-based Hefei Gotion High-Tech Power Energy Co., Ltd.
NYT: Weiss Wanted to Let Hunter Off Scot-Free –
Until IRS Whistleblowers Fought Back

Until now, it appeared that Hunter Biden and his attorneys blew up a sweetheart plea deal that would have kept the president’s son from any felony convictions. That didn’t make much sense, considering the array of felonies that potentially could result. However, the New York Times reveals that U.S. Attorney David Weiss had planned to let Hunter off with no charges at all for tax evasion. The plea deal resulted from a last-minute intervention by IRS investigators and House Republicans, and apparently caught Hunter’s attorneys in an unpleasant surprise:
Gingrich Makes Bombshell Allegation About Latest Trump Indictment
Matt Margolis
“I am told – this is hearsay – but I am told by a reliable source, that Friday evening, somebody from Washington called the district attorney in Atlanta and said, ‘You have to indict on Monday. We have to cover up all of the mistakes we just made with Weiss,’” Gingrich told Charlie Kirk in an interview. “And she said, apparently, ‘My jurors aren’t coming back till Tuesday,’ and they said, ‘You didn’t hear me. You have to indict on Monday,’ And she said, ‘Well, they’re not gonna get here before noon.’ They said, ‘That doesn’t matter.’ She says, ‘This means it’s going to be eight or nine or 10 o’clock at night.’ They said, ‘It doesn’t matter.”
The Purpose of the Trump Indictments is to
Demonstrate the Left’s Power

John Daniel Davidson
The latest indictment of former President Donald Trump is even more outlandish than Jack Smith’s blatant attempt to criminalize free speech. The indictment Monday out of Fulton County, Georgia, criminalizes mundane activities like asking for a phone number, texting, encouraging people to watch a televised hearing, and reserving a room at the Georgia capitol. This is of course crazy. As more than a few people have noted since the charges dropped, according to Willis’ standard every major Democrat should be in prison on racketeering charges – including Hillary Clinton but especially Stacey Abrams, who has made a career out of denying that she lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.
Now It’s Official. I Know It, You Know It. Everyone Knows It. Trump’s Georgia Indictment is the Final Proof the 2020 Election was Stolen
Wayne Allyn Root
Folks, now you know it. I know it. Everyone with a brain knows it. Even Democrats (deep down) know it. The 2020 election was stolen. The debate is over. How do I know? Because both the feds and Georgia just indicted our President for talking about, questioning, and trying to investigate a stolen election. When the communist thugs, bullies and tyrants make it a crime to question a stolen election, in a country built around free speech, it’s 100% proof they stole the election. There is a perfect precedent. In the NFL. The game was called “The Miracle in the Meadowlands.” Everything about that fixed game reminds me of the 2020 stolen election. It’s a perfect match.

The Muskegon Cover-Up: Gateway Pundit Investigators Visit Registration Fraud Epicenter and Find FBI Has Stalled
Investigation and Silenced Officials, No Prosecutions in 3 Years

Ben Wetmore
Critical information for investigating the Muskegon Michigan voter fraud in 2020 is being illegally withheld from public review. Investigating systemic voter fraud in the 2020 election in Muskegon requires examining the 8,000-12,000 likely-fraudulent voter applications submitted by Biden campaign-financed GBI Strategies in October 2020, but those files have been withheld from public review on the argument that they are part of an ‘ongoing investigation’ by law enforcement. This tactic for evading FOIA at the state and federal level is well-known, but its use here to deny access to public records by removing them and not including a duplicate, is unique.
Attempts to Blame Maui Fires on Climate Change Challenged by
Downed Power Lines, Possible Neglect

Power lines, coupled with land management mistakes by county officials and alleged neglect by electricity companies, not "climate change", have been raised as the primary reason for the tragic events. Evidence has surfaced indicating the Maui wildfires that have tragically claimed at least 106 lives, may have been – at least partly – caused by downed powerlines mixed with a lack of preventative measures.
Hawaii Utility Pursued Green Energy Goals
While Fire Mitigation Projects Were Delayed
Hawaiian Electric is under scrutiny for allegedly slow-walking modernization and repairs of its electrical grid before the fire that ripped through the island of Maui last week. Hawaiian Electric is Hawaii’s principle electric utility, providing power to roughly 95% of the state. Financial disclosures and reports show the company worried about the state of its electrical grid, and specifically the risk of wildfires, but devoted resources to building out the utility’s green energy network with limited action to mitigate fire risk, according to The Wall Street Journal.
No wonder Biden stayed away
Kyrsten Sinema Rips Biden, Dems for Giving $100M in Border Funds to
NY While Arizona Sees $24M

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema slammed Democratic Party leaders again Wednesday for celebrating more than $100 million in federal funds to help shelter migrants in New York while her own border state of Arizona was given a fraction of that. The senator, who left the Democratic Party in December to become an independent, doubled down on criticism she made earlier this month of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) after the two boasted in June of securing Gotham $104.6 million of an $800 million grant from the Biden administration.
Fishermen, Activists Protest Offshore Wind Projects on the East Coast:
'A manmade environmental disaster'

Critics are sounding the alarm on the ecological consequences of the Biden administration's green energy agenda, specifically the increase marine wildlife deaths in conjunction with offshore wind farms. Activists along with local fishermen are particularly concerned about the rise in whale and dolphin beaching. "The whales have been migrating from their southern stations during the spring up through the mid-Atlantic region, and they didn't even slow down the acoustic carpet bombing. And as a result, the Atlantic was littered with the dead whales and dolphins and sharks. There doesn't seem to be any environmental concern."

Dead Whale Discovered Near Long Branch One Day After
Another Washed Up on Long Island Coast

Two more dead whales washed ashore late last week in the tristate, reigniting a politically charged debate whether wind farm sonar mapping could be responsible for the growing number of marine mammal deaths. On Friday, a dead 30-foot whale washed ashore at Smith Point County Park in Long Island. A second dead whale was found in Long Branch. Saturday's whale was first seen by boaters off Deal and Asbury Park. It eventually washed up near the Imperial House Condominiums. More than a dozen whales have now washed up in New York and New Jersey since December. Dozens more dead dolphins and porpoises have also come ashore in that time frame. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls it a continuation of the unusual mortality event – dating back to 2016.

Fishermen, Activists Protest Offshore Wind Farms Near Montauk,
Cite Recent Whale Deaths

Conservative activists, environmentalists and New Jersey fishermen protested the construction of wind turbines off the East Coast on Monday, highlighting increasing whale deaths in the region that they say are tied to offshore renewable energy. “Since offshore wind operations began in 2016, there is a disturbing number of whales washing up dead on beaches along the Eastern shores, and it is shocking to see how quickly utilities are willing to rush to construct them,” the group’s president, Craig Rucker, told The Post in a statement. “Their motto is almost like, ‘Damn the Whales, full steam ahead.’”

It's Money of Course, NOT Whales
The Financial Viability of New Jersey’s Offshore
Wind Energy Projects Possibly in Jeopardy

The final nail in the coffin for offshore wind energy projects on the East Coast might be in danger by the policies of the very same people touting clean energy. Politicians like New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and President Joe Biden, more specifically, their economic policies on energy, inflation, labor and equity could be the foundation for the failure of the very programs they are trying to enable. Inflation, supply chain issues, and the increase in goods and services due to raw materials and crude oil prices could eventually sink their plans for massive offshore wind energy farms.

Biden Administration Blasted for 'hypocrisy' on Offshore Wind
As it Scrambles to Probe Whale Deaths

The Biden administration appears to be scrambling for research on the conflict between wind turbines and a highly endangered whale species on the East Coast following reports of "unprecedented" whale deaths. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a regulatory body from the Department of Interior that leases offshore areas for energy development, posted a grant notice in May targeted at "addressing key information gaps in acoustic ecology of the North Atlantic Right Whales," one of the most endangered whale species in the world. The problem is the government has already approved offshore wind projects, and some experts are saying the attention to the whales is too little too late.
European Leaders Begin to Put Brakes on Green Energy Transition;
Nations Banding Together Against Vehicle Emission Standards

Earlier this summer, Sweden’s government ditched plans to go all-in on “green energy,” green-lighting the construction of new nuclear power plants. Shortly afterward, fossil fuel giant Shell announced it was scaling back its energy transition plans to focus on . . . gas and oil! Last month, specific wind farm projects are began to topple due to strong economic headwinds, because the cost of the electricity to be generated was deemed too high. Now, The Washington Post has begun to notice what we have already observed at Legal Insurrection: The green energy dominoes are beginning to fall.

Delusional Groupthink Drives Obsession with
Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar

As in life, government policy is about trade-offs, which usually means plumping for the good rather than the perfect. However, in the de-industrialising West, energy policy is all about rejecting the good in favour of the unworkable. The notion that weather-dependent wind, and weather and sunshine-dependent solar (with or without pumped hydro or mythical mega-batteries) will soon provide all of our power needs is nothing short of delusional.
Meantime MSM/Dems tout investing in “green tech”
Ford CEO Admits 'Reality Check' When He Took
Electric F-150 Truck on Road Trip

Ford CEO Jim Farley admitted he underwent a "reality check" when he tried to make a cross-country road trip in the Ford electric F-150. "Charging has been pretty challenging," Mr. Farley said in a video on X, formerly known as Twitter. "It was a really good reality check of the challenges of what our customers go through and the importance of fast charging and what we're going to have to do to improve the charging experience."
Top Dem Dark Money Network Faces IRS Complaint
Over Alleged Self-Enrichment of Its Founder

The largest Democratic dark money network in the country is facing an Internal Revenue Service complaint alleging that its founder illegally benefited financially through its intricate setup. On Tuesday, Americans for Public Trust (APT) filed an IRS complaint against entities affiliated with Arabella Advisors, a Washington, D.C., consulting firm that manages a handful of nonprofits that act as fiscal sponsors for many left-wing dark money groups. 
Widely Relied-On Estimate of Plastic Dumped Yearly in Oceans
Off by "Magnitudes", New Study Says

It has been repeatedly stated as fact that "8 to 10 million metric tons of plastic are dumped into oceans" every single year. However, according to a new peer-reviewed study in Nature Geoscience, that’s 7,500,000 metric tons off the mark. Though this may still sound like a lot, but a widely relied upon 2015 study overshot the "accepted" number by a whopping 1,600%. The 2015 study with the now-challenged estimate has been adopted as authoritative by a range of media outlets, environmental activists and government agencies.
Teachers Unions Spent Summer Scheming How To
Bring Liberal Ideas Into Classrooms

The nation's two largest teachers unions spent their summer conferences training their rank-and-file members on how to incorporate ideas of gender, sexuality, and critical race theory into the classroom, according to a new report. The Defense of Freedom Institute, a conservative think tank, outlined the programs and training sessions held by the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association during their respective summer conferences in a report titled "Summer of Woke, The Sequel."
It’s Democracy in the Dark Without
Nashville Shooter Manifesto’s Release
Glenn H. Reynolds
Gov. Bill Lee ordered the special session to begin Aug. 21 in response to a March 27 mass shooting in which three adults and three children at the Covenant School, a Christian school in Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood, were killed. The Nashville Tennessean article refers only to “a shooter.” The shooter was a female-to-male transgender shooter named Audrey Hale, aged 28, who left a manifesto before being killed by police.
Business Owner Almost Becomes Robbery Victim,
Then He Pulls His Gun

Another incident has surfaced in which a responsible gun owner used his firearm to defend himself. This story took place in Houston and involves a business owner who almost became the victim of a violent robbery. The situation began when two robbers attempted to “jug” the business owner. Jugging refers to a technique used by criminals to rob people while they are withdrawing large sums of cash from a bank or ATM. Typically, the offenders surveil their targets as they make their transactions before striking.
Rachel Levine Calls Mothers As 'Egg Producers'
Karen Townsend
Dr. Rachel Levine is assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services. Levine was previously Pennsylvania’s secretary of health. Levine is the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate. In Joe Biden’s administration of identity box checkers, Levine is at the top. Levine visited the Identity Alaska on August 6 but is just now being reported. Levine praised the clinic’s ‘tireless’ efforts to provide ‘lifesaving medical care.’ Levine praised the gender-affirming care clinic that wants to eliminate the word ‘mother’ and replace it with a phase like ‘egg producer.” It is just the latest example of transgender activists not respecting women, in general, and normalizing propaganda.
Alumni Group Reaching ‘50,000 Cornellians’
Publishes Free Speech Demands for Alma Mater

One of the most active and relentless alumni free speech groups in the nation -- the Cornell Free Speech Alliance -- this week dropped a figurative free speech-bomb on its alma mater, publishing a 100-page report calling for sweeping policy changes on campus. The alliance’s report recommends 20 policy changes, including adding free speech training to freshman orientation, implementing the famous free speech Chicago Principles, eliminating DEI course requirements, removing its anonymous bias reporting system, and providing students robust due process.
UTSA Teaching Assistant Ousted After
Threatening to 'murder' and ‘rape’ Conservative Personality

A teaching assistant at the University of Texas-San Antonio is being investigated by the university and the UTSA Police Department after allegedly threatening to “kill” and “rape” a conservative Twitter personality. According to the personality, Ashley St. Clair, a Twitter account named “virgin tyranitar,” which has since been deleted, began targeting her account after he found a 2019 tweet in which St. Clair criticized the parents of transgender children. The teaching assistant retweeted her tweet with comment and labeled her a “c*nt.” Then, the TA allegedly started to threaten St. Clair.
Mouse House Getting Nervous as
Disney Shutters Lucasfilm Studio in Singapore

Michael Cantrell
By now, just about everyone and their mother’s brother’s uncle’s sister’s cousin twice removed has heard the phrase, “go woke, go broke.” And while it’s been a most excellent catchphrase, the truth of it has been somewhat of a mixed bag. Until this year. Thanks to the boycott of Bud Light in the wake of its partnership with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, along with the rejection of Democrats and progressives’ constant efforts to force twisted views of sexuality – as with drag queen story hours – down the throats of children across the country, people are voting with their wallets. And the impact has been devastating.
Powerlifter Reacts to Biological Male Taking
Women's National Record: 'Completely unfair'

A competitive female powerlifter responded to a record-breaking win from a transgender athelete who lifted 200 kilograms more than the second place winner, calling it "completely unfair." April Hutchinson discussed Anne Andres, a 40-year-old transwoman setting all-time records at the Canadian Powerlifting Union’s 2023 Western Canadian Championship Sunday. "My boyfriend could basically walk in tomorrow, identify as a female, compete, and then the next day, go back to being a man again. No proof, no ID required, just basically going on how you feel that day or whatever gender you want to it," she said.

Week ending 13 August 2023

Environment, Green New Deal
Wind Energy: A Doomed Industry

John Hinderaker
The Wall Street Journal reports that the wind industry has fallen on hard times: “The wind business, viewed by governments as key to meeting climate targets and boosting electricity supplies, is facing a dangerous market squall. After months of warnings about rising prices and logistical hiccups, developers and would-be buyers of wind power are scrapping contracts, putting off projects and postponing investment decisions. The setbacks are piling up for both onshore and offshore projects, but the latter’s problems are more acute.”
Now We Have Proof! TGP Exclusive:
Massive 2020 Voter Fraud Uncovered in Michigan – Including Estimated
“800,000 Ballot Applications Sent to Non-Qualified Voters”

Benjamin Wetmore and Patty McMurray
On October 8, 2020. only one month before the 2020 general election, Muskegon, MI City Clerk Ann Meisch noticed a black female (whose name was redacted from the police report), dropping off between 8,000-10,000 completed voter registration applications at the city clerk’s office. The Muskegon Police Department was contacted and asked to investigate. On 10/21/20 First Lieutenant Mike Anderson was contacted by Tom Fabus, Chief of Investigations for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s Office. According to the MI State Police report, Mr. Fabus asked for Michigan State Police assistance with a joint investigation of alleged voter fraud being conducted by the Muskegon Police Department and the AG.
Charles Lipson: Investigate Biden Special Counsel
"Weiss' own office needs investigating. It has slow-walked the criminal investigation for years, allowed the statute of limitations to expire on key charges, let Hunter Biden escape from taxes he owed on foreign income, proposed to give him an unprecedented sweetheart deal, and told IRS investigators they would not pursue any leads, however credible, that might lead to 'the Big Guy' Joe Biden," wrote Lipson, a Peter B. Ritzma professor of political science emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he founded the Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security. "True to their word, they have not pursued those leads."
Silk Road Paved with Cash: Court Records Confirm
Millions Flowed to Biden Family from China

In the end, there really was a silk road of money that flowed from China to the Biden family's coffers, despite Joe Biden's insistence to the contrary. The U.S. Attorney's office in Delaware – which charged  Hunter Biden with tax and gun crimes last month – released to a federal court last week a now-scuttled plea deal that affirmed the presidential son got millions himself from Chinese sources in 2017-18 alone. That included money from a Chinese energy firm as well as legal payments from a Chinese executive convicted of bribery.
Think Tanks File Suit to Block Biden Administration's Plan to
Cancel $39B in Student Loans

Two think tanks are urging a federal court to block the Biden administration’s scaled-back plan to cancel $39 billion in student loans, arguing that the plan exceeds the administration's authority. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Michigan by the New Civil Liberties Alliance on behalf of free market think tank Mackinac Center for Public Policy and libertarian think tank the Cato Institute.
J6 Committee Failed to Preserve Records,
Has No Data on Capitol Hill Security Failures, GOP Charges

The House select committee that investigated the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 failed to adequately preserve documents, data and video depositions – including communications it had with the Biden White House that are still missing – according to the Republican lawmaker overseeing the GOP investigation into the committee's work. The now-disbanded "J6" committee, which was run by Democrats and included only two GOP members, has also failed to provide any evidence that it looked into Capitol Hill security failures on the day of the riot, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight for the Committee on House Administration, told Fox News Digital.
Emails Show New York Times Collaborating with
State Government to Target Orthodox Jews

Emma-Jo Morris
The Times’ Eliza Shapiro – self-described “serious reporter who doesn’t pull punches” – is seen in the massive volume of communications, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, discussing with the New York State Education Department how “we” can craft comment for the first story launching the Times’ series of articles targeting yeshivas, and giving the government almost a full business-week longer than the schools to comment.
Kamala Harris Refuses to Debate ‘Extremist’ Ron DeSantis
Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday rejected an invitation from Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R.) to discuss the state's new black history curriculum and said she will not be debating the topic of slavery with him. DeSantis, who is running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, on Monday invited Harris to Florida to discuss the state's black history curriculum after the vice president criticized it for backing guidelines that she said taught "revisionist history" about slavery in the United States.
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OUCH: Kamala Harris Gets Brutally Fact Checked for
Claiming People Like Her

What happened: Vice President Kamala Harris was on the receiving end of a humiliating fact check after claiming in an interview that people like her and approve of her job performance. "There arepolls that also say I have great approval ratings," Harris told ABC News last month in response to a question about the (actual) polls that show Harris with "the lowest approval rating of any vice president." [plus more]
4 Sad Washingtons
Biden Admits Inflation Reduction Act Had 'less to do with inflation'
Than He Originally Sold to Americans

President Biden admitted Thursday that Democrats' signature Inflation Reduction Act wasn't as much about actually reducing the then-record-high inflation facing the nation as he originally touted to the American people. "I wish I hadn’t called it that. It has less to do with inflation than it does providing alternatives to economic growth," Biden said during an appearance at a campaign fundraiser in Pary City, Utah. Biden's comments are a sharp turn from what he said in July 2022 ahead of the Inflation Reduction Act's passage through Congress on a party line vote.
He's not called 'lyin' Biden' for nothing
Heart Scarring Observed in Children
Months After COVID-19 Vaccination

Some children who experienced heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination had scarring on their hearts months later, a new long-term study found. Researchers followed a group of 40 patients aged 12 to 18 for up to one year after the children were diagnosed with myocarditis, or heart inflammation, following vaccination with one of the messenger RNA vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna. They performed a series of tests, including echocardiograms.
Biden DOJ's Threats to Pro-Lifers and Catholics Are Unhinged
Sarah Arnold
President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice is corrupt on so many levels. Not only are they co-conspiring with the president to keep him and his equally evil son out of trouble, but they are also looking to lock up peaceful pro-life protestors. This week, a case against five anti-abortion activists that the DOJ indicted went to trial, claiming the protestors violated a federal law that makes it illegal to block access to an abortion provider.
White House Reporter Sues Karine Jean-Pierre
After Losing Press Pass

A member of the White House press corps has filed a lawsuit against White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and the Secret Service, alleging they wrongfully revoked his press badge. In his suit filed Thursday, African journalist Simon Ateba argues that the White House policy for revoking press access violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution. President Biden's White House announced new rules in May that – for the first time – allowed for rescinding a press badge.
Cori Bush Blasted for ‘hoax’ After Blaming
Michael Brown Death on ‘white supremacy

Rep. Cori Bush, a member of the progressive "Squad" group in the House, was widely panned by conservatives this week after posting a tribute to Michael Brown that blamed racism and White supremacy for his death. "Today is the 9th anniversary of Mike Brown’s killing," Bush tweeted on Wednesday. "He would be alive today if the institutions of racism and white supremacy were eradicated. He should be alive today. We will never forget. We will continue to fight for justice and accountability."

Nine Years Later, Race Hustlers are Still Lying About the
Death of Michael Brown

William A. Jacobson
Nine years ago today, Michael Brown was shot dead by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The death created the Black Lives Matter movement, which prior to that was only a hashtag, and took it to national fame, based on the claim that Brown was shot with his “hands up” while pleading “don’t shoot.” But the Black Lives Matter movement was birthed based up on a lie.
Hawley Scolds Biden Official After Comments on
Manhattan Project-era Radiation: 'Put up or shut up'

His posts were in response to Granholm visiting Weldon Spring, a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, earlier in the day, where she spoke about Manhattan Project-era radiation and how the Biden administration was remediating environmental and health impacts. "The people of St. Louis have been waiting for answers for years. And all we get is more talk," Hawley said in a post. "Put up or shut up. Do the testing we have asked for."
Biden Admin Quietly Revises Gas Stove Analysis,
Reduces Projected Benefits

The Biden administration quietly revised its data analysis of gas stove regulations it proposed earlier this year, showing they would produce fewer consumer savings than previously projected. The Department of Energy (DOE) filed a notification of data availability as part of its ongoing gas stove rulemaking this week, showing that Americans will save 30% less than it said they would under the regulations when they were first proposed in February. The agency's new analysis showed consumers are now expected to save just 9 cents per month under the gas stove regulations.
It was a lie and they got called out.
Former Pence National Security Adviser
Endorses Trump, Slams Pence

“I’ve worked alongside many leaders in my years of service to this Nation,”  Gen. Keith Kellogg, who worked for Pence for nearly three years, wrote in a statement he shared on Truth Social. “Among them, President Donald J. Trump stands apart as a figure of unwavering determination, a deep vision for America, and the courage to take a stand where others wilt.” “Where President Trump is bold and unafraid to challenge the status quo, Pence has often chosen the passive route, avoiding confrontation,” Kellogg continued. “This lack of assertiveness, combined with an overreliance on failed political consultants like Marc Short, has demonstrated a laisse-faire leadership style unworthy of the presidency.”
Man Forced to Ditch $115K Ford EV Truck During
Family Road Trip to Chicago: ‘biggest scam of modern times’

"The actual thing they promised is not even close. Not even 50%. And once you buy it, you're stuck with it and you have to carry huge losses to get rid of that. And nobody is there to help you."
Massachusetts Firefighters Say Electric Car 'spontaneously'
Burst Into Flames Outside Home

A fire department in Massachusetts says its crews had to use more than 11,000 gallons of water to put out an electric vehicle fire that started when the car "spontaneously" burst into flames. Images released by the Wareham Fire Department show the charred remains of a hatchback vehicle parked outside a home in the southeastern Massachusetts town over the weekend.
Greens Want Electric Cars –
But Not the Things Required to Run Them

Glenn H. Reynolds
Why is it that greens want everyone to drive electric cars but don’t want people to have electricity? Or, it seems, the cars. I noted last week in these pages how the people who want everyone to have an electric car in the garage have also been pursuing policies that, per the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s latest report, are likely to result in rolling blackouts this summer. Fossil and nuclear plants are being taken offline (bye, Indian Point!) while their replacement with “renewables” like wind and solar lags and often fails to produce power when it’s most needed.
Is This Joe Biden’s Solyndra Scandal?
Matt Margolis
Is Biden about to have his own Solyndra scandal? Do you remember when Barack Obama promised to create a green economy and wasted roughly $80 billion in taxpayer dollars to fund green energy firms? In fact, Obama and Biden were both personally involved in the decision-making process to determine who got loans, and “coincidentally” only companies that donated to their campaign (or other Democrats) received these green energy loans. More than 50 of these companies wound up bankrupt or in financial trouble. One of the most well-known examples is Solyndra because Obama’s Department of Energy (DOE) knew the company was on the verge of bankruptcy when it received a loan exceeding half a billion dollars.
Singapore-based Solar Cell Plant to Open in New Mexico,
If It Gets Federal Loan Guarantee

Maxeon Solar Technologies is likely to open a more than $1 billion solar cell and manufacturing center in Mesa del Sol, according to a press release from New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office. The Singapore-based manufacturing company announced the plans Thursday. It will follow through if it can get a loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, according to ABC News.
It is always the U.S. taxpayer backing these schemes
States Stop Credit Card Companies from Tracking
Gun Purchases, It May Not Last

Credit card companies were preparing to track the purchase of firearms and ammunition of every American citizen. While a flurry of bills lobbed by state legislators caused all of them to reconsider those plans, it may only be a temporary victory. Almost one year ago, an effort was launched to create a new Merchant Category Code (MCC) to track the purchases of firearms and ammunition. However, inspired by the uproar of Second Amendment constituents, Republicans in the United States Senate, as well as lawmakers in several states, have launched legislative efforts that have successfully shut them down – for now.
Armed Woman Turns the Tables, Fatally Shoots
Daughter's Ex-Boyfriend Who Held Husband at Gunpoint

An Indiana woman shot and killed a man who drove into her front yard and held her husband at gunpoint, according to police. The incident unfolded last Monday at about 6:30 p.m. in Salem, when Michael Chastain, 45, allegedly drove through the front yard of a couple's home. Chastain allegedly grabbed the male homeowner upon exiting his car, forced him to the ground and held a gun to his head, WDRB reported. Inside the house, the homeowner's wife witnessed the situation, retrieved her own handgun and shot Chastain.
Prof Claims That Violence Against Asians from Non-White People is
Still Caused by ‘White Supremacy’

A professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder claimed that “white supremacy does not require a white person to perpetuate it.” Jennifer Ho -- a professor of ethnic studies and critical race studies -- wrote an article for The Conversation entitled “White supremacy is the root of all race-related violence in the US,” which alleged that even though “Black people are also attacking Asian Americans,” White people “are the main perpetrators of anti-Asian racism.”
The madness is rife in higher-ed
State Bars Catholic Couple from Fostering Due to
Traditional Beliefs About Marriage and Gender

A Catholic couple is suing Massachusetts state officials after allegedly being told they were unable to foster children due to their religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality, according to court documents. Mike and Catherine “Kitty” Burke went through the process to get certified to begin fostering children in 2022, but were reportedly deemed unfit by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) after a series of home visits, according to court documents.
Sixth Circuit Appeals Court Allows Another State to
Shield Minors from Cross-Sex Procedures

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled 2-1 on Monday that Kentucky’s ban on minor access for cross-sex procedures, like administering puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, can continue. The same court recently ruled to allow a Tennessee ban on cross-sex procedures for minors to continue as well, and wrote that the same factors applied in this case.
Advocates Cheer As Gov. Abbott Signs
‘Save Women’s Sports’ Act

In a ceremony at the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in Denton, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law the Save Women’s Sports Act. The new law is designed to protect women’s collegiate sports and competitions from men masquerading as women. “We’re here because women’s sports are threatened across the entire country,” said Abbott. “Some women are being forced to play against biological men… College records that women set are being threatened. Women’s sports, women’s records, women’s teams, women’s locker rooms all are jeopardized when biological men are allowed to compete for those titles, for those teams, for those records.”
White House Reporter Sues
Karine Jean-Pierre After Losing Press Pass

A member of the White House press corps has filed a lawsuit against White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and the Secret Service, alleging they wrongfully revoked his press badge. In his suit filed Thursday, African journalist Simon Ateba argues that the White House policy for revoking press access violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution. President Biden's White House announced new rules in May that – for the first time – allowed for rescinding a press badge.

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