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from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

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

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and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 

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

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Yes, it's Real: Joe Biden's Department of Energy
Just Moved to Ban Nearly All Gas Stoves

Rep. Debbie Lesko
Yes, the Biden administration is coming for your gas stove. The legacy media and the Left attempted to brush off the initial gas stove controversy and outcry from the Right as nothing more than an unsubstantiated, irrational conspiracy theory. The White House even insisted that President Joe Biden does not support a ban on gas stoves after one of his federal consumer safety officials suggested that such a ban was on the table. But, as we are seeing in so many other instances, Republicans were right all along. President Joe Biden's Department of Energy is, in fact, pushing an extreme regulation that would effectively eliminate nearly all gas stoves.

Biden Killed SVB. We're Next
Don Surber
The blame game over SVB's collapse is a diversion. The media have rounded up the usual suspects: Trump, greed, bad law, blah, blah, blah. When Captain Renault did that in Casablanca, he knew who the real culprits were. The media is not that bright. James Hickman is. He is the founder of Sovereign Research. He looked at the numbers and he found the culprit. Biden. He made government bonds worth less which has banks dropping like cockroaches in a Raid commercial.


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Week ending 19 March 2023

Swiss Banking Giant UBS Announces Deal to
Buy Credit Suisse for $3.2 Billion in 'emergency rescue'

Swiss banking giant UBS on Sunday said it is buying Credit Suisse, its smaller rival, in what the bank called an "emergency rescue" in an attempt to prevent more turmoil in the global banking market. The purchase price is $3.2 billion, according to NBC News, and is expected to create the world's leading wealth manager with $5 trillion in invested assets, UBS said. "This acquisition is attractive for UBS shareholders but, let us be clear, as far as Credit Suisse is concerned, this is an emergency rescue," UBS Chairman Colm Kelleher said.
Here Are the Tech Companies, Liberal Media Outlets, and
Prominent Democrats Saved by Biden's Bank Bailout

Andrew Kerr
Prominent tech companies, liberal news outlets, and a Democratic politician’s vineyards are among the thousands of businesses that breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday when the Biden administration moved to bail out Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank maintained $209 billion in assets and $175.4 billion in total deposits, making it the 16th-largest bank in the country. It was the second-largest bank to fail in American history when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took control of the institution on Friday.
Failed Silicon Valley Bank Gave Millions of Dollars to
BLM and Related Causes, New Database Shows

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank New York (SBNY) donated a combined sum of $71.5 million to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, according to a new database released by the Claremont Institute. Claremont's database cited several "social impact reports" that recorded the transactions and highlighted SVB's pledge from early last year, to give $5 billion to companies aiming to assist with "the transition to a sustainable, low carbon, net zero emissions economy."
Biden Denies China-Linked Payments to Family Members
Despite Bank Records

President Joe Biden denied reports that some of his family members received more than $1 million in payments linked to Hunter Biden’s business associate Rob Walker originating from a Chinese company. The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability on Thursday released a report showing Hallie Biden, the widow of Beau Biden with whom Hunter Biden had a romantic relationship, received $35,000 from accounts tied to Walker, including $25,000 that appears to have originated from a Chinese company. The report cited bank records from Walker that were subpoenaed by the committee earlier this year.
Yes, it's Real: Joe Biden's Department of Energy
Just Moved to Ban Nearly All Gas Stoves

Rep. Debbie Lesko
Yes, the Biden administration is coming for your gas stove. The legacy media and the Left attempted to brush off the initial gas stove controversy and outcry from the Right as nothing more than an unsubstantiated, irrational conspiracy theory. The White House even insisted that President Joe Biden does not support a ban on gas stoves after one of his federal consumer safety officials suggested that such a ban was on the table. But, as we are seeing in so many other instances, Republicans were right all along. President Joe Biden's Department of Energy is, in fact, pushing an extreme regulation that would effectively eliminate nearly all gas stoves.
Election Denier Stacey Abrams is
Now Working to Eliminate Gas Stoves

Twice-failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D.) is parlaying her election losses into becoming a lawyer for a dark money group that is pushing to eliminate gas-powered stoves. Abrams has taken over as general counsel for environmental group Rewiring America, Fox News reported. The group, part of a left-wing dark money fund controlled by Arabella Advisors, has long pushed for "decarbonizing our economy," a cause the Biden administration has embraced in recent weeks.
Former House Intelligence Chair Calls on GOP to
Expose U.S. Corporate Ties to Beijing

The former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday urged his former colleagues in Congress to spotlight the extent of Chinese influence in the U.S. economy and pursue an economic decoupling from Beijing amid mounting tensions between the U.S. and China. Former Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) recalled former President Donald Trump's aggressive approach to repatriating U.S. jobs that had been outsourced to Asia and asserted that such economic policies ought to form the basis of a renewed push to decouple economically from Beijing.
Lawmakers Push Back Against Federal Regulations
U.S. senators from South Dakota and Oklahoma introduced a bill they say would hold the Biden administration and federal agencies accountable when proposing regulations that could impact the economy. The Regulatory Transparency Act would require a thorough regulatory impact analysis for "economically significant rules." It would also expand judicial review of "significant rules" to increase objectivity and transparency, the senators said.
Biden 'Anti-Growth' Policies Will Slash Medicare,
Social Security Tax Revenue by $400-$900 Billion

President Biden has accused Republicans of seeking to cut Medicare and Social Security, but his own policies will take away hundreds of billions of dollars promised to seniors through the two federal entitlement programs, according to a new report. Casey Mulligan, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, estimates in a study published by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity that "anti-growth" policies spearheaded by the Biden agenda will ultimately reduce Medicare and Social Security tax revenue by at least $400 billion and perhaps up to $900 billion, depending on how long those policies last.
More Than 1.6 Million Apprehensions,
Gotaways Fiscal Year to Date

Illegals crossing U.S. borderMore than 1.6 million foreign nationals have been apprehended or reported evading law enforcement officers after illegally entering the U.S. in fiscal 2023 through February, according to Customs and Border Protection apprehension data and gotaway data obtained by The Center Square. Including monthly gotaway totals previously reported by The Center Square based on data obtained by a Border Patrol agent, at least 358,124 known gotaways in the nine southwest border sectors fiscal year were recorded through February.
Arrest for Yonkers Man Who Supported ISIS and Threatened to
Kill Police Officers During St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A man has been arrested for threatening to kill officers of the Yonkers Police Department (YPD) and the Mayor of Yonkers. Ridon Kola was arrested on March 17 based on a criminal complaint filed in White Plains federal court charging Kola with making threatening interstate communications, in which he threatened to kill officers of the YPD and the Mayor of Yonkers
John Bolton, Joe Lieberman Say Iran Regime Change ‘very close’
Ex-national security adviser John Bolton and former Sen. Joe Lieberman expressed strong support Thursday for ongoing protests against the Iranian government, saying the women-led uprising was “very close” to ushering in regime change. “The events of the past year have really demonstrated that we’ve crossed a line, and the people of Iran are not going to go back,” said Trump administration adviser Bolton at a Senate briefing, referring to the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last fall that sparked nationwide protests against the Islamic Republic.
Biden Adopts a Whole-of-Government Approach in
Targeting Firearm Makers, Gun Owners' Rights

On Tuesday, Joe Biden issued an executive order on gun control that could accurately be described as a mile wide and an inch deep. Media and gun control groups that beforehand had been salivating over the idea that the measure would impose "universal background checks" for firearm transfers had to content themselves with a vague directive for Attorney General Merrick Garland to develop a "plan" to move in that direction.
San Fran Bans Natural Gas Furnaces, Water Heaters
Catherine Salgado
San Francisco Bay Area regulators voted March 15 to eliminate the sale and installation of natural gas-powered furnaces and water heaters, supposedly to cut pollution. The ban starts in 2027 and will be implemented over eight years. It seems strangely fitting that this should've happened on the Ides of March; San Fran authorities seem to love to stab their citizens in the back with idiotic woke policies. Natural gas is a relatively clean power source and it is also reliable, unlike "green" energy. But why let reality interfere with ideology?
Biden Admin Moves to Shut Down Another Mine
Over Eco Concerns Amid Green Energy Push

The Biden administration moved closer to implementing a 20-year ban on mining in a South Dakota forest area due to its proximity to cultural and natural resources. "Whether it's northern Minnesota, southern Arizona, Alaska, or now South Dakota, these sorts of land restrictions from the anti-mining Biden Administration hamstring domestic development of minerals we need for national defense, energy technology, and everyday life," Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Subcommittee, told Fox News Digital.
Climate Bills in Oregon Criticized for Negatively Impacting
Rural Farming Communities

Climate bills in the Oregon legislature are being criticized for potential devastation of rural communities and could possibly fuel further inflation. One of the bills titled House Bill 3158, the "Clean Diesel Engine Tax" would add new taxes to off-road machinery, such as that used in farming and logging. The Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) came out against this bill, pointing out that it would tax virtually every piece of equipment that's used in agriculture, plus the fuel and tires that are also necessary for its use.
Climate Change Whackos Are the Real Danger to the Planet
Stephen Kruiser
The climate alarmists have gotten so many things wrong in the last 50 years that they'd have no credibility in a sane world. Alas, we do not live in a sane world and these crazies are better funded and have more power than ever before. The Biden administration is slavishly devoted to the Climate Church message, forcing the green agenda into every area of policy. It's an even higher priority than making first-graders take field trips to drag shows. It's full speed ahead with the assault on carbon, whether the world is ready for it or not. Or whether the technology is ready for it or not.
Dutch Farmers' Party Wins Big in Provincial Elections
A populist party founded only four years ago is set to emerge as the biggest party in Dutch provinicial elections for the upper house of parliament on Thursday, after riding a wave of protests by angry farmers. The Boer-Burger Beweging (BBB), or Farmer-Citizen Movement, is projected to win 16 or 17 seats in the 75-seat upper house of the Dutch national parliament. The party gained popularity as Dutch farmers' protests ramped up in recent years, also gaining some global support, including from former U.S. President Donald Trump and other right-wing or populist figures.
Greta Thunberg's 2018 Prediction That
World Would End in Five Years Doesn't Turn Out So Well

Robert Spencer
Being the international spokesperson for a fake crisis can be tough, as the child actor who acts as the mouthpiece for the climate change industry has just been reminded. On Saturday, Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec tweeted at pint-sized climate scold Greta Thunberg, "Hi @GretaThunberg! Why did you delete this?" The deleted tweet in question had Greta quoting this: "A climate scientist is warning that climate change will wipe out all of humanity unless we stop using fossil fuels over the next five years."
California 'Teacher of the Year'
Faces 14 Charges in Child Sexual Abuse Case

A teacher in National City who won a Teacher of the Year award in August was arrested and booked into county jail for an "inappropriate relationship" with a 13-year-old former student, police said. Jacqueline Ma, 34, was a teacher at Lincoln Acres Elementary in National City where she taught fifth and sixth grades. She was booked into jail on "numerous felony charges" and was released on bail, according to police. Detectives continued to investigate and rearrested Ma on Thursday, charging her with additional felonies in the case.
ESG is Invading Local Government
Marc Joffe
The debate over ESG investing has so far focused on publicly listed corporate equities, but participants in other capital markets have also expressed interest in "socially responsible" asset management. The U.S. municipal-bond market, for one, has seen a lot of ESG activity. Unfortunately, much of this activity ranges from dubious to dangerous.
Kentucky Legislature Passes Parental Rights Bill,
Includes Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Minors

The Kentucky House and Senate have passed a bill that includes a ban on gender-affirming care for minors and other components that critics say are anti-LGBTQ. House Bill 470, which was struggling in the Senate, has reappeared in a committee substitute as Senate Bill 150. The bill passed the House in a 75-22 vote. It passed in the Senate 30-7.
Vacationers Are Falling Out of Love With Woke Disney Parks
Last year it was leaked that Latoya Raveneau, an executive producer at Disney, had bragged that her team had implemented a "not-at-all-secret gay agenda" and was regularly "adding queerness" to children's programming. And audiences were not happy about it. A Rasmussen Reports survey taken after the leak revealed that Disney's boasts of promoting LGBTQ messaging to children were not well-received by the American public. The poll showed that merely 28% of adult Americans felt that focusing on "inclusion" and "diversity" enhances children's entertainment.

Week ending 12 March 2023

Joe Manchin Slams Ford for Partnering with
Chinese Company to Build Batteries: I'm 'Totally Opposed'

Ryan Saavedra
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) slammed Ford on Friday for partnering with Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) to build batteries for its electric vehicles, saying that he was "totally opposed" to U.S. taxpayer money going to the company through the electric vehicle subsidies in the Inflation Reduction Act. Manchin, who is the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and has advocated for boosting domestic production of the batteries used in electric vehicles, adamantly said he did not want taxpayer money going to a Chinese company... A source close to House Republican leadership told The Daily Wire: "The closer Ford gets to the Chinese communists the closer we're going to look at their business."
'We Were Wrong': Pioneer In Child Gender Dysphoria Treatment
Says Trans Medical Industry Is Harming Kids

Laurel Duggan
Dr. Susan Bradley, a Canadian psychiatrist and pioneer in child gender dysphoria treatment, came out against the popular model of affirming children's transgender identities and putting them on puberty blockers – a practice she was once involved in – in an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation. Bradley, who is now in her early eighties, expressed regret that the clinic had participated in the administration of puberty blockers for gender dysphoria, which she now believes can cement a child's sense of confusion out of which they would likely otherwise grow. She also expressed concern about the drugs' side effects.
Biden Administration Tries to Stave Off Financial Crisis
As Second Bank Fails

The Biden administration rushed Sunday to stave off an epic financial crisis as regulators seized control of a newly failed bank in New York while assuring account holders at the shuttered Silicon Valley Bank in California their money will be protected and made available soon. With hours before markets opened in Asia, regulators at the U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve Bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. tried to calm jitters worldwide, while combating the factors that caused the first bank in Santa Clara, Calif., to fail.
UK Forced to Use Emergency Coal Generators for
First Time as Green Energy Fails to Keep Up

The United Kingdom has been forced to use its emergency coal-fired backup generators for the first time as renewables failed to supply enough energy. Britain's crusade for net zero saw another major failure on Tuesday, with the country having to resort to using its emergency coal-fired power plants as renewables were unable to keep up with demand.
Seven-figure Ad Campaign Exposes Billions in Biden's
Medicare Cuts After Accusations GOP Wants to Slash

Republicans are pushing back on President Biden's proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage with a new ad campaign upwards of $2 million after the president claimed the GOP is looking to cut Medicare and Social Security funding. According to a new Congressional Budget Office report, Biden moved $307 billion away from Medicare Advantage for green energy projects and to fund his expansion of the Internal Revenue Service, among other projects, effectively offsetting the cuts.
Top Democrat on J6 Committee:
We Actually Didn't Review Any of the Surveillance Video

After Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired Capitol surveillance footage this week exposing yet more falsehood from the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 and leaving Democrats and their media allies irate, the committee chair on Wednesday said the panel never actually analyzed the crucial footage. But in a Wednesday night statement to CNN, select committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., claimed the panel never analyzed the blockbuster footage Fox News aired this week.
Let that
sink in
Tucker Carlson Tells Glenn Beck: Jan. 6 Committee Didn't Merely
Distort Facts, but Fabricated Full Falsehoods – 'blew my mind'

Joseph MacKinnon
Tucker Carlson joined nationally syndicated radio host and co-founder of Blaze Media Glenn Beck on his radio show Wednesday to discuss the uncut and narrative-destabilizing footage of the Jan. 6 protests, which the Fox News host has been playing on his show. Carlson noted that extra to distortions – such as the deceptive edits used to smear Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) as a coward or the addition of screaming sounds to videos originally recorded without audio – the Jan. 6 committee advanced lies wholly severed from the reality of what actually happened at the Capitol in order to shape a politically expedient narrative.
Panic in D.C.: Garland Tells Whopper of a Lie,
Proving Why Tucker's J6 Coverage Was So Important

Nick Arama
We've been seeing quite a lot of panic in D.C. with all kinds of freakouts in reaction to Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 video coverage. Adam Kinzinger has been melting down all day, even going on CNN, then getting schooled by former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer lost his mind on the Senate floor and was flipping out so much, he's demanding that Fox head Rupert Murdoch stop Tucker Carlson from going on with more Jan. 6 coverage. Nothing says "saving democracy" by trying to stop the speech of your political opponents. Schumer out and out lied on the Senate floor
The Fuse Has Been Lit…
Dr John
America has gotten a taste of what happens when the far left democrat party controls everything: censorship of everything, weaponization of the FBI and DOJ to punish and suppress opponents and more. Regaining the House is probably the only thing that kept this country from collapsing into a totalitarian state. Tucker Carlson obtaining the videos from Jan 6 is incredibly important. Sunlight is the best disinfectant and America overwhelmingly wants the videos released. It is the fascist democrat party (and some assorted idiot Republicans) who are afire with outrage about their contents becoming public.
House Passes Bill to Protect Free Speech from
Government Interference, 206 Democrats Oppose [Naturally]

The GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that prohibits federal bureaucrats from using their influence to censor speech or pressure social media companies to censor speech. The Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act passed on a 219-206 vote. It broke along party lines according to The Hill and is seen as unlikely to advance in the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate. Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced the legislation with fellow Republicans James Comer (Kentucky) and Jim Jordan (Ohio).
The Twitter Files Reveal an Existential Threat
John Daniel Davidson – The Federalist

Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter last October and the subsequent reporting on the Twitter Files by journalists Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and a handful of others beginning in early December is one of the most important news stories of our time. The Twitter Files story encompasses, and to a large extent connects, every major political scandal of the Trump-Biden era. Put simply, the Twitter Files reveal an unholy alliance between Big Tech and the deep state designed to throttle free speech and maintain an official narrative through censorship and propaganda.
Los Angeles County Jury Awards $1.5M to Prosecutor
Suing DA George Gascon for Retaliation

A Los Angeles County jury awarded $1.5 million to a prosecutor as part of a retaliation lawsuit against District Attorney George Gascon, who faces similar complaints in a series of legal actions. Shawn Randolph sued Gascon, claiming she was transferred from supervising the DA's juvenile division, and effectively demoted, for speaking out against his policies, which have come under heavy scrutiny from his own prosecutors and elected officials.
Rand Paul Accuses Fauci of Engaging in 'cover-up' of
COVID Origins As House GOP Embarks on Probe

Paul, a medical doctor of ophthalmology who has sparred with Fauci several times in Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearings, told "The Story" that Fauci's behind-the-scenes behavior in an alleged cover-up began in January 2020... "The reason Dr. Fauci didn't want any attention drawn to this or to his funding of the lab is that ultimately he would have culpability," Paul said. "There's a responsibility – because for years he had advocated for gain-of-function research. He's even quoted as saying in 2012, if a pandemic should occur, if a scientist should be bitten by an animal and the virus gets out of the lab, it would be worth the knowledge."
Former CDC Director Drops
Truth Bombs About COVID's Origins at Hearing

Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield testified during a House Oversight Committee hearing on the origins of COVID-19 on Wednesday. There, he explained why the global pandemic most likely resulted from a leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology rather than a natural spread to humans from animals. "Do you believe that we can have certainty that the virus did not come from the Wuhan lab and that U.S. funding was not used for COVID-19-related research?" asked Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.). "Absolutely, we can't do that," Dr. Redfield replied.
Former FBI Agent Who Was in Portland During 2020 Riots
Reveals That 'legal Observers' Worked with Violent Antifa Mobs

Two of those arrested in Atlanta after far-left extremists torched the site of a future police training center, which they call "Cop City," were members of the National Lawyers Guild. One of those attorneys, Thomas Jurgens, is an attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which defended his presence as a legal observer at the site of the demonstration. Jurgens can be seen wearing the customary green hat in video from the night of the attack. He was accused of domestic terrorism and was granted $5,000 bond after his arrest.
U.S.D.C. Judge Strikes Down Missouri's
'Second Amendment Preservation Act' as Unconstitutional

Jennifer Oliver O'Connell
Missouri started this battle back in 2021 when Governor Mike Parsons signed the "Second Amendment Preservation Act" into law. The Act's language is quite plain, allowing local law enforcement to refuse to cooperate with any federal law enforcement action that seeks to confiscate the guns of its citizens. The law also penalizes any local LE agencies who refuse to adhere to the law. Newton County, Missouri, was the first to kick things off, and other Missouri counties followed suit. Biden's Department of Justice, which hasn't found a civil liberties infringement it hasn't liked, decided it needed to oppose the State of Missouri, claiming it violated the Supremacy Clause.
Biden's New Prescription Drug Price Plan
Will Only Benefit You Know Who

Dr. Tom Price
Three drug wholesalers, three of the wealthiest fifteen companies in the country, distribute over 90 percent of the country's drugs. All three of these companies have paid multi-million-dollar payments to the government to resolve allegations of bad business behavior... Nearly every state in the country is investigating this clear antitrust concern, which some state officials have called the largest price-fixing cartel in the history of the United States because it involves more than 300 drugs sold by nearly all the nations' generic drug manufacturers.
The Democrats Botched the Ohio Disaster Response –
and Handed Trump a Victory

Michael Massing – The Guardian
"Where's Pete Buttigieg?" someone shouted at a February 15 town hall meeting in East Palestine, Ohio. "I don't know," Mayor Trent Conaway replied... In Washington, Republicans made hay. "Secretary Buttigieg laughing about Chinese spy balloons, while ignoring the Ohio train derailment, shows you how out of touch Democrats are," Ohio congressman Jim Jordan tweeted. Senator Marco Rubio called Buttigieg "an incompetent who is focused solely on his fantasies about his political future & needs to be fired".
When the left loses the Guardian, well...
Mitch McConnell Reminds Regular Republicans
That He Hates Them.

Stephen Kruiser
"I firmly believe the McConnell doesn't mind being in the minority forever. He's fat and comfortable just kicking around the Senate, adding new chins every year. As long as his comfort zone isn't disturbed, Mitch doesn't give a damn about what the Republican rubes in the hinterlands need or want."
It's Time for Mitch McConnell to Retire
Robert Spencer
Mitch McConnell has fallen at a hotel in Washington and is currently in the hospital. Two questions immediately spring to mind, neither of which have answers at this point: is this the end of the dreary McConnell era of establishment Republican Me-Tooism? And is there some karmic relationship between Mitch's fall and his throwing Tucker Carlson under the bus and affirming the Left's bogus Jan. 6 "insurrection" narrative?
Why the U.S. Military Plans to Start Making Its Own Jet Fuel
Rob Verger – Popular Science
Before the jet fuel that powers an aircraft's engines can be burned, it begins its life in the ground as a fossil fuel. But the U.S. military is exploring new ways of producing that fuel, synthetically, and on site, where it needs to be used. They've just announced a contract for as much as $65 million to Air Company, a Brooklyn-based company that has developed a synthetic fuel that doesn't take its starting materials from the ground.
Amid Bitter Culture Wars, U.S. Educators Continue to
Push Critical Race Theory, Neo-Segregation

A major flashpoint in the broader U.S. political debate of the last several years, schools have lately been the focus of intense protests as parents and activists have sought to roll back extremist education programs and pedagogies such as critical race theory and other left-wing curriculums. Yet schools are nevertheless continuing to push these progressive initiatives on students and administrators, indicating that – sustained backlash notwithstanding – liberal dominance of education remains essentially unchanged in many, if not most, districts around the U.S.
WV Gov. Justice Signs Bill Expanding
Religious Freedom Protections

The law states that the state may not "[s]ubstantially burden a person's exercise of religion unless applying the burden to that person's exercise of religion in a particular situation is essential to further a compelling governmental interest; and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest." Neither may it "[t]reat religious conduct more restrictively than any conduct of reasonably comparable risk; nor [t]reat religious conduct more restrictively than comparable conduct because of alleged economic need or benefit."
Iowa Bill Pushes to Halt 'woke agenda' in State Universities,
Eliminate DEI Spending, Lawmaker Says

A bill progressing through the Iowa House of Representatives would halt a "woke agenda" in the state's colleges by banning diversity, equity and inclusion spending, the legislation's sponsor said. "For too long, the DEI bureaucracies at our institutions of higher education have been used to push a woke agenda on the faculty, staff and students," Iowa state Rep. Taylor Collins told Fox News. "Under the guise of diversity and inclusion, these programs work to indoctrinate students into their preferred political ideology."
Senators: 'Taxpayer-funded antisemitism' on College Campuses
May Break Federal Law

A group of senators is calling on the U.S. Department of Education to respond to rampant antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment on taxpayer-funded college campuses, even saying those schools could be violating federal requirements attached to their funding. This week, 15 senators signed a letter sent to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona raising concerns that the DOE, "over the course of decades, has been allowing taxpayer-funded antisemitism to take place on college campuses throughout the United States."
I Pretended to be a 14-Year-Old Boy on TikTok –
What I Saw Terrified Me

Asia Grace
Teenage boys on TikTok are flooded with misogynistic, racist, sexual and violent content – even when they don't go looking for it, a Post investigation found. I'm a woman in my early 30s, but I recently created profiles for a fake 14-year-old boy named Jayden on TikTok and YouTube.
Arizona's Democrat Governor Vetoes Law
Banning CRT in Public Schools

The bill, sponsored by Sen. J.D. Mesnard, is similar to action taken by Republicans in states such as Florida and Arkansas. Republicans, including those in the Arizona Senate, have frequently made the case that teaching about racism in the United States in a historical context is not what they're trying to ban, but rather concepts that would they believe would divide students by race. "I'm deeply disheartened by Governor Hobbs' choice to condone these discriminatory teachings our kids are being exposed to, by vetoing my bill," Mesnard said in a statement on Thursday.
Voters there now really miss Kari Lake

Week ending 5 March 2023

Thank God for the Whistleblowers Exposing the FBI's
Blatant Political Bias

Miranda Devine
The leaks from inside keep coming and they show that the FBI abuses its power in dangerous ways, surveilling and victimizing law-abiding Americans while doing little to control violent crime in our cities or doing anything about the porous border that is allowing industrial quantities of lethal drugs, and millions of illegal migrants, including criminals and terrorists, into the country.
Electric Vehicle Drivers Get Candid About Charging:
'Logistical nightmare'

John Voelcker, an industry expert on EVs and the former editor of Green Car Reports said he's seen little improvement in the nation's charging infrastructure in the last four years and frequently hears complaints of dead chargers and sticky cables. "The incentive right now is to get stations in the ground," he said. "It's not making sure they actually work." Charging on the go is neither easy nor fast.
House Committee Says Fauci 'prompted' Drafting of Publication to
'disprove' COVID Lab Leak Theory

Republicans on the House Coronavirus Pandemic Select Subcommittee on Sunday said there is evidence that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci "prompted" the drafting of paper to "disprove" the theory that the COVID-19 virus originated in a lab leak. "The evidence available to the Select Subcommittee suggests that Dr. Anthony Fauci 'prompted' Dr. Kristian Andersen, Professor, Scripps Research (Scripps), to write Proximal Origin and that the goal was to 'disprove' any lab leak theory," the report states about the March 2020 paper "The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2."
FBI Politicized J6 Cases, Targeted Pro-Lifers,
Whistleblowers Tell House Panel on Weaponization

The FBI has politicized cases regarding Jan. 6 defendants and pro-lifers while retaliating against internal whistleblowers, some of those whistleblowers testified last month to the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, according to portions of transcripts reviewed by Just the News. Retired FBI supervisory intelligence analyst George Hill, who retired last year from the bureau's Boston field office, testified that the Washington Field Office pressured other field offices to investigate citizens for activities protected by the First Amendment.
Shock Report: FBI Agents Did Not Want to Raid Mar-a-Lago
Bob Hoge
A stunning report in Wednesday's Washington Post details the tensions between FBI agents and Justice Department attorneys over the August raid of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, Mar-a-Lago. 'Prosecutors argued that new evidence suggested Trump was knowingly concealing secret documents at his Palm Beach, Fla., home and urged the FBI to conduct a surprise raid at the property. But two senior FBI officials who would be in charge of leading the search resisted the plan as too combative and proposed instead to seek Trump's permission to search his property, according to the four people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a sensitive investigation.'
Biden Admin Makes Stunning Admission On
Climate Agenda in Leaked Internal Memo

"The Department of the Interior mistakenly posted an internal memo making recommendations to Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Laura Daniel Davis, on the Cook Inlet Oil and Gas Lease Sale 258 mandated by the Inflation Reduction Act," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who helped author the IRA, said in a statement Friday. "I am appalled by its contents, which make crystal clear that this administration is literally putting their radical climate agenda ahead of the needs of the people of Alaska and the United States," he continued.
House Votes to Kill Biden's 'woke' ESG Investment Rule
That Props Up 'Phony Climate Movement'

The Department of Labor rule is widely seen by Republicans as part of the Biden administration's push to inject "woke" ideology into all aspects of government. Under the rule, fiduciaries who make investment decisions for the retirement plans of more than 150 million people would be explicitly permitted under federal guidelines to consider companies' approach to climate change and other social issues, instead of focusing on only profitability and return on investment for retirees.
Surprised? Dark Money Group Pushing Gas Stove Crackdown
Has Significant Financial Stake in Green Energy

Alex Laskey, Saul Griffith and Ari Matusiak – who together founded Rewiring America in 2020 – have all pursued various wind, solar, electrification and energy efficiency ventures, some of which have netted them millions of dollars in buyouts or received significant federal funding. The three co-founders have simultaneously advocated for policies benefiting those ventures through the nonprofit.
Entire Alaska Delegation Meets With Biden at White House,
Imploring Approval of Massive Oil Project

The entire Alaska congressional delegation met privately with President Biden at the White House Thursday evening, imploring him to approve a massive oil drilling project in their state, Fox News Digital has learned... "Where's the racial justice and racial equity for the Indigenous people of Alaska? They're the biggest proponents of this project," [Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska] said. "If they go with Greenpeace and Center for Biological Diversity and Lower 48 radicals and tell the Native people of my state, 'sorry, we're going to listen to lower 48 radicals, not you,' all of their talk of racial justice and racial equity is, quite frankly, bulls---."
Senate Kills Biden ESG Investment Rule in Stunning Rebuke
Biden Threatens Veto

The Senate on Wednesday passed a disapproval resolution, formally killing a Biden administration Department of Labor rule that encourages private retirement plan fiduciaries to consider environment, social and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions for over 150 million Americans. The measure, which only required a simple majority to pass, passed the threshold in a 50-46 vote. The House of Representatives passed it Tuesday in a 216-204 vote, with only one Democrat voting for the bill.
Sen. Hawley Grills AG Garland on Anti-Catholic Bias in the FBI,
Raid on Pro-Life Family: 'Give me an answer!'

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland over the FBI raid on a pro-life Christian man and asked whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) had an "anti-Catholic bias." Hawley then characterized the DOJ as an agency quick to expend resources and intelligence to be deployed against Catholics while "turning a blind eye" as people are executed in the streets of American cities. "Your answer frankly surprises me," Hawley added.
House GOP's Parents Bill of Rights is the
First Step Toward a Robust Pro-Family Agenda

Many of today's cultural battles can be traced back to an underestimation or outright disdain for the family unit and the vital role it plays. Toxic ideologies such as critical race theory and gender ideology, for example, have become embedded in the public education system because activists, teachers, and administrators believe they have the right and responsibility to impose their own values on children, regardless of parental beliefs.
Conservatives Want to Secede from Oregon, and Leftists Are Enraged
Robert Spencer
The people in eastern Oregon are generally patriotic and sane, and they’re tired of being subjected to the misrule of the far-Left kleptocrats in Salem, who care about them only as a cash cow to fund their socialist pipe dreams. Accordingly, some have formed the Greater Idaho movement, which actually hopes to detach Oregon’s rural eastern counties from the state and attach them to Idaho. This movement, as fanciful as it seems, is gathering steam, and that has Democrats enraged.
Rep. Chip Roy Calls Out Fellow Republicans:
Will They 'Honor Their Campaign Commitments to Secure the Border?'

He gave a beautiful history lesson about Texas Rangers' sacrifices for independence and freedom. The tone of his speech then changed, and he started calling out his Republican colleagues for ignoring the promises to the American people. Roy asked, "but what did they declare independence for… what did Travis and the rest of the Alamo sacrifice for… a federal government that opens our borders to cartels?" He continued, "A group of republicans who campaign on securing the border, who run away in abject surrender, refusing to actually do it?
Safety in The Skies Is Paramount
Don’t Cheapen Pilot Training and Experience

Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger
In backrooms and dark corners, airline lobbyists, particularly the Regional Airline Association, are scurrying all over Washington, still trying to undo all the hard work that has been done to make air travel the safest form of transportation in human history. They’re doing this for the usual reasons. They want to try to cheapen pilot training and levels of experience for their own financial gain and expedience. They’re trying to do what is easier and cheaper for them, not what is best for passengers or crews, or for their industry.
Biden's FAA Nominee Can't Answer a Single Question About Aviation
Spencer Brown
Phil Washington, President Joe Biden's nominee to serve as administrator of the FAA, continues to face questions about his qualifications to serve in the role, and his testimony before Congress isn't dispelling doubts about his ability to run America's civil aviation system and keep its citizens safe when they fly. That was abundantly clear this week as Washington testified before the Senate Commerce Committee when Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) asked Biden's FAA nominee questions that an FAA administrator would need to know. Not only did Washington fail to impress senators with his answers, he had no answers. In fact, it was absolutely brutal.
None of Biden's Nominees Are Chosen for Competence.
See, E.G., Jennifer Granholm and Pete Buttigieg.
Scientists Find Air Pollution in East Palestine Which
Could Impact Long Term Health, Despite EPA Assurances

Nine of the dozens of chemicals released in East Palestine following a train derailment last month are in a higher concentration than would normally be found in the area and could impact long-term health of residents, scientists believe. A group of scientists from Texas A&M and Carnegie Mellon University said if the levels of some of these chemicals remain high, they could pose challenges to residents' health in the long term.
DeSantis Signs Bill Restructuring District Encompassing
Walt Disney World

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signed a bill restructuring the district encompassing the Walt Disney World Resort, transferring control of the district's board from Disney to the state of Florida. DeSantis says the changes dissolve Disney's "corporate kingdom" while also putting it under oversight of the state government via a new state-appointed board. 
These Businesses Are Now Where Woke Goes to Die
David Marcus
For more than a decade now, DEI departments have been a regular and controversial feature of American corporate culture. Employees confessing their privilege, filling out little homework forms about their inherent racism, and the officers of these departments raking in the big bucks. But now, major firms like Target, Capital One and Amazon are cutting the cord on their offices of wokeness, and not a moment too soon.
Scotland Just Banned a Surgical Anaesthetic
Because of Climate Change

Eric Worrall
Why not let surgeons know about the greenhouse issue, but leave the choice of which drug to use to the judgement of the surgical team? "… It has the most rapid onset and offset of the volatile anesthetic drugs used for general anesthesia due to its low solubility in blood…". Given Desflurane is used to maintain surgical anaesthesia, this would seem to imply Desflurane is the absolute best drug for maintaining the correct level of surgical anaesthesia, because patients respond very rapidly when the anaesthesiologist adjusts the dose."
Evidence-Based Medicine Publisher Held Up Mask Meta-Study
Because it Lacked 'right answer' Says Author

The researchers behind a Danish randomized controlled trial (RCT) of mask-wearers that ended in June 2020 finally [in November] reported their findings – no effect on infection rates – five months later after struggling to find a major publisher. The first update of mask meta-research in nine years, covering studies through January 2020, also finally came out 10 months later, likewise showing no effect on respiratory infections.
Bill Maher Says COVID 'dissenters' Are 'looking pretty good'
Following Lab Leak Theory Developments

Following the revelations that U.S. government agencies like the FBI and the Energy Department are endorsing the COVID lab-leak theory and studies that show the effectiveness of natural immunity and the ineffectiveness of mask-wearing and lockdowns, Maher suggested a large swath of Americans should feel vindicated. "I feel like the people who were the dissenters are looking pretty good. I was one of them," Maher said during a panel discussion. "I remember getting a lot of sh¡t from a lot of places."
The Real Science on Masks:
They Make No Difference
Russian Billionaires Who Shopped for U.S. Property with
Hunter Biden and Dined with Joe Dodge Sanctions

Two Russian billionaires who have managed to dodge U.S. sanctions over Moscow's year-old invasion of Ukraine went property shopping with Hunter Biden, dined with then-Vice President Joe Biden, and discussed "favors" they might swap, sources tell The Post.
Liberal Filmmaker Believed in "Gender Transitioning" –
Until Seeing What Befell Her Son

Selwyn Duke
How can you know the "transgender" narrative is perhaps starting to collapse? Answer: when even hardcore liberals begin questioning it. And, well, that's finally happening. First there was a February 9 piece by ex-pediatric "gender" clinic worker Jamie Reed, who describes herself as "left of Bernie Sanders," in which she warned that what such facilities visit upon kids is "morally and medically appalling." Now a left-wing San Francisco-based filmmaker is singing a similar tune, stating that she was all in on sexual distortion treatments (SDTs, my terminology, not hers) – that is, until her own son said he wanted them.
Jean-Pierre Lashes Out Over Tennessee Law Banning
Drag Shows Near Children: 'What Sense Does That Make?'

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre lashed out at Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Friday over a bill he signed into law this week restricting drag shows on public property, in the presence of children, or near schools in the state. Jean-Pierre, who is openly gay, questioned what impact the bill would have on the lives of Americans, and claimed people were more concerned about issues like the economy and healthcare.
'I'm going to stick to God:' Hearing Erupts as
Rep. Bishop Condemns Democrats' 'modern view' of Religion

The House Judiciary Committee erupted Tuesday when Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., quoted the Declaration of Independence while discussing religion and God-given rights. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," Bishop recited.
UC Irvine Professor Studies 'abolition medicine' with
Nearly $1,300,000 Grant; Called "gibberish" by Opponent

According to a description of the study, the project will examine how "anti-Black racism" and "racist border and immigration policies" contribute to "inequity" in healthcare. The $1,287,993 grant came from the University of California system's Research Initiatives office. It also will look at "climate change-related disasters" and decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States that affected "patient autonomy," presumably in reference to the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Taylor Greene Vows at CPAC to Push Ahead With Bill for
National Ban for Youth Transgender Therapies

Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Friday told an enthusiastic CPAC crowd, she will reintroduce her bill to ban transgender therapies on minors. "When it comes to kids, I think the Republican Party has a duty," Greene said at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee gathering, this year at Maryland's National Harbor, outside of the nation's capital. "We have a responsibility and that is to be the party that protects children." The bill makes it a felony to perform so-called "gender affirming care" on anyone under 18.
Woman Behind Destruction of Roald Dahl's Children's Literature
Described As 'Non-Binary, Asexual, Polyamorous Relationship Anarchist'

The outrage and backlash were so profound that Penquin decided that it will continue to publish the actual works of Dahl alongside the new non-Dahl versions – though it seems the completely rewritten texts (including the addition of entirely new sentences, paragraphs, etc.) will still be published as if they were his original works. They are not. The woman who reportedly led the mission to bowdlerize the books of famed author Roald Dahl in order not to offend readers has described herself as a "non-binary, asexual, polyamorous relationship anarchist who is on the autism spectrum."
This madness has to stop

Week ending 26 February 2023

The Toxic Racialist Obsessions of Joe Biden
Victor Davis Hanson
Joe Biden ran on "unity," which is critical in a multiracial America. He vowed to heal the divisions supposedly sown by Donald Trump. Instead, he is proving to be the most polarizing president in modern memory. Often his racialist rhetoric and condescension have proven demeaning to both blacks and whites. In a volatile multiracial democracy that demands tolerance and restraint, a highly unpopular Biden, for cheap political advantage, continually proves incendiary and reckless.
A January 6 Narrative? We Can't Have That!
John Hinderaker
A group of media organizations, including CBS News, is demanding access to a tranche of surveillance and police videos from the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol that U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy provided to Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Where have they been for the last two years? Why haven't they wanted to see the footage until now? To date, apparently, they have been happy with the isolated clips and spin provided by Nancy Pelosi. This is the hilarious part: "Without full public access to the complete historical record, there is concern that an ideologically-based narrative of an already polarizing event will take hold in the public consciousness…"
NYT Debunks Dem Claim: Trump’s Rollback of a Rail Safety Rule
Had ‘No Impact’ on Ohio Derailment

“The White House has pushed back on such criticism from Republicans, accusing both the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers of dismantling the Obama-era rail safety measures meant to prevent episodes like the East Palestine derailment,” the Times report said. “According to the website PolitiFact, a rail safety rule repealed as part of a broad regulatory rollback under the Trump administration would have had no impact on the East Palestine derailment,” it said.
Tucker Rips Biden's New "Racial Equity" EO:
Everyone Qualifies As 'Protected' Except Straight White Men

On Thursday, Joe "I am the Democratic Party" Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) requiring all federal agencies to focus on race, gender, and sexuality when divvying up tax payer dollars for the various programs and efforts under their purview. It's an horrific, un-American order that directs agencies to focus on immutable characteristics when determining who is worthy of tax-payer funded federal government aid or attention, including presumably negative attention to the category left out of this sweeping attempt to purposefully create systemic racism: straight white males.
DOD Scorched for Labeling Diversity Trainings a
'strategic imperative' of the Agency: China's 'laughing at us'

A tweet from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) riled up social media on Sunday for characterizing the Pentagon's diversity and inclusion initiative as "a strategic imperative critical to mission readiness and accomplishment." The DOD's official Twitter account shared footage from a diversity training Sunday morning as part of the agency's diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative, which has come under fire from Republicans, service members and veterans for promoting what they describe as woke "anti-American" ideology.
Biden Pentagon Quietly Expands
Woke Transgender Policies in the Military
Elaine Donnelly
The nation is worried about serious national security threats, including Chinese spy aircraft, but the Department of Defense seems pre-occupied with misplaced priorities.  "Woke" policies are taking progressive ideologies to extremes with enforced compliance, even if it hurts the institution. Since January 2021, Defense Department officials have expanded woke transgender mandates in significant ways.  A comprehensive CMR Policy Analysis titled Biden Pentagon Quietly Expands Woke Transgender Policies in the Military, summarized here, compares Joe Biden/Lloyd Austin directives to the 2016 transgender policies of Barack Obama and Ashton Carter.
Wave the white flag now and forever forget about winning in combat
Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Lavishing Money on U.S. Lobbying,
Democrat Campaigns; Leadership Flush with Democrats

In 2020, Foreign Policy published a report describing the many ways in which Chinese tech companies were helping China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) to process stolen data – much of it stolen from U.S. citizens: China has, to date, stolen the data of 80% of Americans. One of the companies mentioned in the extensive report was Alibaba, the e-commerce giant headquartered in the ancient Chinese city of Hangzhou. Answerable ultimately to the Chinese Communist Party, the multinational retail and tech colossus was recently accused of conducting espionage for the CCP by a Belgian minister
Biden Appointee's Firm Admits
He Belonged to Alleged Chinese Intel Operation

Philip Lenczycki – Investigative Reporter
President Joe Biden's appointee to represent the U.S. at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) formerly served as a member of an organization which experts have identified as a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intelligence front group, according to a spokesman from the company he leads. Consequently, six Republican members of Congress led by Texas Rep. Lance Gooden of Texas sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday demanding an investigation into Ng's reported ties to the CCP.
Biden's DOD Allowed An Unsecured Server to Spill
Sensitive American Military Emails Online for TWO WEEKS

Cullen Linebarger
No wonder the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is so confident they can win a war against the United States. The Biden regime is so clueless they cannot even properly secure sensitive military information. For two full weeks an unsecured Department of Defense (DOD) server was leaking military emails online and no one noticed until Monday. The culprit was a so-called misconfiguration that left the server without a password. The server was loaded with files containing sensitive personnel information from the past several years, including a completed SF-86 questionnaire.
Manchin Digs in Against ESG, Puts GOP a Vote Away from
Rejecting Biden's Woke Rules for Investments

Ramsey Touchberry
Sen. Joe Manchin III is escalating his attacks on corporations and financial firms that embrace environmental, social and governance investing as the ESG movement also suffers setbacks in corporate boardrooms. Once mum on the hot-button issue, the West Virginia Democrat has increasingly targeted the investment strategy that makes fighting climate change a priority. Mr. Manchin insisted to The Washington Times in a recent interview that his warning that ESG hurts energy security when geopolitical risks go ignored was "not criticizing ESG" or the responsibility to address climate change. But he has begun to sound more like his Republican colleagues who dub ESG "woke capitalism."
Key Dominion Exec Admitted Company Products
'riddled With Bugs' Days Before 2020 Vote

Dominion Voting Systems employees have acknowledged serious problems with the company's technology, saying, for example, that a bug led to "INCORRECT results," according to discovery cited in the defense brief in Dominion's defamation lawsuit against Fox News. Dominion is suing Fox News for $1.6 billion for defamation after becoming a target of alleged conspiracy theories regarding its voting machines being hacked and flipping election results... Less than a week before the 2020 presidential election, [Director of Security] Coomer conceded in an email that "our sh-t is just riddled with bugs."
VA, Medicare Make 425,000 Duplicate Payments
Costing Taxpayers $307 Million: Problem Known for 40 Years

The Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid for the same services for veterans leading to more than 425,000 duplicate payments, which cost taxpayers $307 million, according to a federal watchdog report in December. The duplicate payments have been known to government auditors for more than 40 years, according to the VA inspector general, yet the issue remains unresolved.
Ruling Deeming Pennsylvania School Funding Unconstitutional
Considered a Universal Win

Commonwealth Court declared Pennsylvania's school funding system unconstitutional recently and, as such, diametrically opposed education advocates all proclaimed victory. Underneath the surface, however, the factions see little room for each other in a redesigned system meant to connect students – no matter where they live – with the resources necessary to thrive. The decision comes eight years after a handful of school districts, parents and advocacy organizations sued the state Department of Education, legislative leaders and the governor over the state's "inadequate" funding system.
This will get very interesting
Alec Baldwin Faces Reduced Prison Sentence
After Charge Dropped in Fatal 'Rust' Shooting

Alec Baldwin has won a key legal battle, with prosecutors dropping a charge against him over the deadly shooting of Halyna Hutchins – drastically reducing the potential prison time he faced. The Santa Fe County District Attorney's Office confirmed to The Post on Monday that it had dropped the firearm-enhancement rap tied to an involuntary-manslaughter charge the former "30 Rock" star is facing.
Three Huge Reasons Why Electric Vehicles
Will Never Dominate American Roads

Mark Tapscott
Here's the most important fact about plug-in electric vehicles (EV), courtesy of the liberal content-creators at Wikipedia in the opening sentence of their post on "Government Incentives for Plug-in Electric Vehicles:" Such incentives "have been established around the world to support policy driven adoption of plug-in electric vehicles. These incentives mainly take the form of purchase rebates, tax exemptions and tax credits, and additional perks that range from access to bus lanes to waivers on fees (charging, parking, tolls, etc.)."
When I Covered Climate Change for Reuters I Thought
CO2 Was Certainly to Blame for Rising Temperatures. I Was Wrong

Neil Winton
The BBC and the mainstream media regularly frighten everyone with the latest climate disaster news with pictures of floods, fires and hurricanes, always followed by scary predictions that things will only get worse unless mankind mends its irresponsible ways. The trouble is, many if not all of these disaster stories, far from being another step in a worsening scenario, are often nothing of the kind. In a recent book Unsettled. What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, And Why It Matters, Steven Koonin uses the UN's Intergovernmental  Panel on Climate Change data to show that if reporters took the trouble to do a minimum amount of checking, most of these incidents would appear to be natural disasters, yes, but not part of some ever worsening syndrome.
'God Is Not Dead:' Student-led Christian Revival on Campus
Is Attracting Thousands

A student-led revival at Asbury University continues to attract thousands of students across the globe and spark similar events at other universities. The revival began after a school chapel service on February 8 that University President Kevin Brown described as "ordinary" and "unremarkable" to NBC. But the performance of a student-led worship choir following the service sparked a call to perpetual praise, which has continued for over a week and a half.
Florida Teacher's Aide Violently Attacked
After Taking Student's Nintendo Switch

Deputies in Florida released surveillance video of a student attacking a high school teacher's aide after she took away his Nintendo Switch during class. The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said that the physical incident happened at Matanzas High School in Palm Coast, Florida, on Tuesday, and said that a 17-year-old was taken into custody and charged with felony aggravated assault with bodily harm. Surveillance video released by the school shows the 6'6" and 270 pound student running up to the teacher's aide, pushing her to the ground, then continuing to punch and kick her.
Video shows the savagery of the attack
Florida Bill Would Ban Mandatory DEI Statements for
Hiring, Tenure in Higher Ed

Two companion bills recently introduced in the Florida house and senate would ban mandatory diversity, equity and inclusion statements in hiring and tenure as well as set up offices on campuses statewide meant to foster debates and civil discourse. Critics of mandatory diversity statements for hiring and tenure in higher education contend they are political litmus tests and allow left-leaning hiring committees to weed out conservative, libertarian and classically liberal applicants.
'South Park' Goes Viral for 'brutally honest take' on
Trans Rights, Abortion

A resurfaced "South Park" clip – featuring a transgender woman demanding an abortion despite not being able to get pregnant – is going viral 18 years after its original air date. Social media watchdogs are heralding its "brutally honest take" on transgender rights and abortion "in this crazy woke world we're all in." The episode titled "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina," which originally aired on March 9, 2005, features fourth grade teacher Herbert/Janet Garrison trying to get an abortion because they have not menstruated.
European Publishers Refuse to Change Roald Dahl's Works:
'His humor is second to none'

European publishers said they will not make changes to Roald Dahl's books, arguing that his stories will "lose all their power" after a U.K. publishing company revealed it had rewritten some of the late author's work to remove potentially offensive language. Puffin Books, which published Dahl's classic works, hired sensitivity readers to update portions of the author's wording in the U.K. editions to ensure the books "can continue to be enjoyed by all today." The edits include new gender-neutral language and altered descriptions of certain physical appearances and were reportedly approved by Dahl's estate.
Detransitioner Chloe Cole Announces Lawsuit Against
Hospitals 'for pushing her into medical mutilation'

A prominent detransitioner sued a nationwide medical group and its doctors Thursday who she said "decided to perform a mutilating, mimicry sex change experiment" on her, according to the lawsuit. The Center for American Liberty sued Kaiser Hospitals on behalf of detransitioner Chloe Cole "for pushing her into medical mutilation instead of properly treating her," according to Cole's lawyer Harmeet K. Dhillon. Between the ages 13-17 years, Cole underwent a transgender transition, including the off-label use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and a double mastectomy.
Washington Teacher Says Schools Must Do More to
Keep Students' Info Secret from 'Christo-fascist' Parents
A Washington teacher complained on Friday that many schools' "guidelines and laws" haven't helped them keep students' information secret from "Christo-fascist" parents. [Another wrote:] "Parents-check your school districts' policy regarding keeping info about YOUR child secret from you. There are some scary policies out there. Schools should not have a right to keep info about your child from you unless abuse by you is suspected. There I said it and mean it," a tweet written by "The Principle's Office" reads.

Week ending 19 February 2023

Our Little Barbarians
Selwyn Duke
Recently, an establishment called Nettie's House of Spaghetti in New Jersey announced they will no longer allow children under 10 to dine at their restaurant. The move caused controversy, with some respondents applauding the policy and others accusing Nettie's staff of being "child haters." But the top commenter at summed the issue up succinctly: "We don't hate your kids," she wrote. "We hate your parenting." Congratulations, madam, you won the Internet today.
Approximately Zero
Masks Make No Difference in Reducing the Spread of Covid

John Tierney
We now have the most authoritative estimate of the value provided by wearing masks during the pandemic: approximately zero. The most rigorous and extensive review of the scientific literature concludes that neither surgical masks nor N95 masks have been shown to make a difference in reducing the spread of Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Footage Showing a Fiery Axle 20 Miles Before East Palestine
Train Derailment Raises Questions About Alert Timing

The Norfolk Southern train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, last week, setting aflame tankers of hazardous chemicals and prompting an evacuation of thousands of residents for almost a week, had traveled at least 20 miles with a malfunctioning axle, according to security camera footage from businesses in Salem, Ohio. At 8:12 p.m. on Feb. 3, the southbound freight train passed by Butech Bliss, an industrial equipment manufacturer in Salem. One car, a few dozen behind the first locomotive, glowed brightly on the bottom as it passed. A minute later and a mile down the track, a camera at a meat processing plant called Fresh Mark captured the same fiery axle.
Toxic Train Derailment in East Palestine, OH
Highlights Issues Facing America's Railways

On February 3, a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying toxic and hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. Early reports place the blame on a broken axle, although further details appear to complicate the 50-car derailment. After the axle malfunctioned, onboard engineers pulled an emergency brake, but the brake also failed. Now, critics have shown a lengthy paper trail indicating Norfolk Southern's persistent lobbying against safety reforms, alongside resistance to updating its trains' brakes.
Reminder: pipelines are THE safest transport for hazardous fluids
Debunking Biden's Malarkey:
7 Ways He Added $6 Trillion to Deficits
David Ditch
President Joe Biden has a long, well-documented history of telling tall tales. Accordingly, it was not a surprise that his State of the Union address Feb. 7 included many misleading and inaccurate claims. Although a group of experts dissected the speech in real time, one line in particular is worth rebutting at length: 'In the last two years, my administration has cut the deficit by more than $1.7 trillion – the largest deficit reduction in American history.' With the national debt and federal spending set to be a pivotal political battle this year, understanding the truth about Biden's fiscal record is vital.
The CBO Exposes Biden's $5.45 Trillion Lie
I & I Editorial Board
During his State of the Union speech last week, Biden not only claimed that "my administration has cut the deficit by more than $1.7 trillion – the largest deficit reduction in American history," he also claimed that he's a miser compared to Donald Trump. "Under the previous administration, the American deficit went up four years in a row. … Nearly 25% of the entire national debt that took over 200 years to accumulate was added by just one administration alone – the last one," he said. "They're the facts. Check it out. Check it out." Well, we checked it out. And it is perhaps the most flagrant of all Biden's lies. The evidence shows that Biden is, in fact, the most fiscally reckless president in history.
Congress Takes First Shot at Federal Censorship:
A Moratorium on DOJ Payments to Social Media

John Solomon
The ELON Act, introduced this month by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and backed by nine other cosponsors, would impose a one-year moratorium on taxpayer payments from the Justice Department to social media firms as well as require an audit on how much money changed hands since the start of 2015 between DOJ and Big Tech firms. The legislation comes weeks after the blockbuster revelation that the FBI paid more than $3 million to Twitter to compensate that firm for handling a large number of censorship requests dating to the 2020 election.
Secret Service Official: 'Maybe We Were Asked for a Favor?'
in Investigation of Hunter Biden's Gun

Judicial Watch announced today that it received 487 pages of records from the United States Secret Service related to the investigation of Hunter Biden's gun, reportedly disposed of in a dumpster in Delaware in October 2018. The records show agency officials discussing media reports of its alleged involvement with one finding it "odd" that the Secret Service was involved in the investigation when Joe and Hunter Biden were not receiving Secret Service protection at the time. Another official responds: "Maybe we were asked for a favor?"
Archives Worked to Quietly Collect Biden Records,
After Escalating with Trump, Emails Reveal

The National Archives (NARA) coordinated with President Biden's attorneys for the discreet collection of classified documents found at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., displaying a collaborative spirit in marked contrast to its adversarial stance toward Donald Trump and his legal team in the former president's federal records case, newly disclosed emails reveal.
Senators Want Border Wall Finished
South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds is one of seven senators sponsoring the WALL Act, which eliminates illegal immigrant tax subsidies and uses the funds to finish the wall at the Mexican border. President Joe Biden stopped construction of the wall with an executive order on the first day of his administration. The president said he would allow the Department of Homeland Security to close some unfinished gaps in Arizona.
James Clapper Runs from His 2020 Election Interference,
Jonathan Turley Drags Him in Response

James Clapper is back, and he's really angry at Politico for reporting on his 2020 election interference. Clapper, the former CIA director who played an intimate role in hatching the Russian collusion hoax targeting Donald Trump, recently told The Washington Post that the letter he signed dismissing Hunter Biden's laptop as Russian disinformation was not meant to dismiss the laptop as Russian disinformation.
Biden Slaps 20-Year Mining Ban on Minnesota Land,
Gives More Power to China

Despite the supply of precious minerals in the U.S. being depleted, the Biden administration made a policy move last week that will only exacerbate the problem, according to GOP lawmakers and experts. "This has been a long problem, but the Green Movement is essentially a reverse opium trade, where the United States buys overpriced green technologies from Chinese manufacturers that, in turn, makes our manufacturing more expensive," Common Sense Society executive director Christopher Bedford said Friday in reaction on "Mornings with Maria."
You can say Biden is beholden to China and I won't argue
Ford Will Build $3.5 Billion Battery Factory in Michigan
That Virginia Governor Rejected

Ford is investing $3.5 billion to build a factory in Michigan that will produce low-cost batteries for some of its electric vehicles, the automaker announced Monday. The facility will be located at a greenfield site in the city of Marshall and initially create 2,500 jobs as it ramps toward the start of production in 2026. The project will be fully-owned by a Ford subsidiary, but will use technology licensed from Chinese battery company Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL).
Jim Biden Admitted He Was Hired to Negotiate with Saudis Over a
Secret $140M Deal 'because of his ... relationship' to His Brother Joe

President Biden's brother was hired to engage in secret negotiations with the Saudi government on behalf of a U.S. construction company because of his relationship with the then vice president, legal documents claim. Jim Biden was selected because Saudi Arabia 'would not dare stiff the brother of the Vice-President who would be instrumental to the deal,'  bombshell affidavits obtained by allege.
Ohio Police Probe Report Black Students Assaulted,
Forced White Students to Say 'black Lives Matter'

A group of Springfield, Ohio, elementary school White students were allegedly threatened and assaulted after a group of Black students told them to say, "Black Lives Matter," or else, according to reports. The principal told police that a group of Black students gathered several White students in the playground and forced them to say, "Black Lives Matter," against their will, the incident report states.
Foolish Right-Wingers
We Were Right About CFLs, Gas Stoves and Covid

Don Surber
CNN reported, "A federal agency is considering a ban on gas stoves, a source of indoor pollution linked to childhood asthma. They think there is a war on gas stoves? Ha ha ha. Foolish right-wingers. But Fox reported on February 2, 2023, "Internal Biden admin memo shows it was serious about banning gas stoves before public uproar."
The New York Times Has an Embarrassing Epiphany About
'Gun-free Zones'

We've all seen signs announcing a particular place is a "gun-free zone." While these signs are supposed to reduce gun violence by informing would-be shooters that their firearms aren't welcome on the site, the reality is that they are instead beacons alerting criminals to soft targets. "People feel emboldened to carry guns on the street," said Tom Harris, a retired New York City police inspector and the president of the Times Square Alliance, told the Times. "A gun-free zone is not going to stop a criminal from carrying a gun."
Texas 'licensed-to-carry' Bystander Shot El Paso Mall Shooter
As He Targeted More Would-Be Victims

The suspect, a 16-year-old Hispanic male, is accused of shooting the individuals after a "confrontation ensued" between two groups at Cielo Vista Mall on Wednesday evening at 5:05 p.m. The El Paso Police Department said the confrontation eventually escalated into a "physical fight," and the 16-year-old pulled out a handgun, fatally shooting Angeles Zaragoza, 17, and injuring another 17-year-old and 15-year-old.
Police say there were more legally armed in the mall
Arab-Latina Activist Working As Chief Equity Officer for
Progressive Group Is Actually a White Woman

John Sexton
Raquel/Rachel did convert to Islam in high school so that much of her identity is real... The obvious question raised by this incident is how Rachel was able to get away with it. The Intercept notes that the DEI has become a big business very quickly and, as a result, the qualifications and backgrounds of people claiming jobs are sometimes not looked at as carefully as they should be. Sana Saeed, an Al Jazeera media critic, told the Intercept the hiring of Raquel/Rachel was "a damning indictment of how superficial and detrimental, to safe and inclusive workplaces, DEI can often be."
North Korean Defector Shocked at What She Learned at
'woke' Ivy League School: 'Brainwashing'

A North Korean defector issued a stark warning Monday on "woke" ideology in American classrooms, believing the U.S. could "absolutely" be headed down the path of her home rogue regime if it doesn't reverse course. "The things that I was learning at Columbia University really shocked me because it was the exact same thing that my North Korean teachers were brainwashing me in the classroom," Park told Todd Piro. "At Columbia University they were literally saying that all the problems that we have is because of capitalism, because of white men, and the solution for all these problems is a communist revolution in the name of equity."
Minnesota Democrat Lawmakers Push Ban On Gas-Powered
Lawn Mowers, Chainsaws to Curb 'climate pollution'

Two Minnesota Democratic lawmakers are proposing a pair of bills that would significantly impact the state's backyards and neighborhood ice rinks in an effort to combat climate change. State Reps. Jerry Newton and Heather Edelson, members of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, introduced legislation on Monday that would block the sale of common landscaping appliances like lawn mowers and chainsaws as well ice resurfacing machines such as Zambonis, requiring that only electric battery versions be sold in the state starting Jan. 1, 2025.
Woke gone Wild!
The Greens Aren't Just Coming for Your Gas-Powered Car –
They're Coming for All Cars

James P. Pinkerton
Greens (and Reds) Don't Like Cars, Period. Late last month, Joe Biden was mocked for posting a photo of himself in an electric vehicle (a GMC Hummer) that costs $110,000 and up. And for touting a $7,500 federal tax credit that doesn't apply to vehicles that cost over $80,000. In other words, the 46th president was ripped for confirming the stereotype that electric cars are a vanity passion for rich green liberals. But what was less noticed, at least by the right, was that left-wing greens didn't like Biden's photo-op, either. You see, Middle Class Joe insists that he wants to replace internal-combustion vehicles with electric vehicles (EV), but the hardcore greens-including those within his own administration-want to get rid of cars, period.
NJ Congressman Aims to Force Biden Admin to
Investigate Whether Wind Projects Are Killing Whales

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who represents a district along the Atlantic coast, introduced legislation Friday that would mandate a federal investigation into the role wind energy development may have played in the recent uptick in whale deaths. Smith's bill would require immediate, comprehensive investigation into the environmental approval process for offshore wind projects. According to the New Jersey lawmaker, Biden administration officials have ignored his calls for an investigation into the matter and for a moratorium on offshore wind development until the cause of the whale deaths was conclusively determined.
CNN Benches Don Lemon for Monday
As Network Realizes He’s Unemployabl
Last week, Lemon mansplained to his female co-hosts that women over 50 are no longer in prime condition while discussing Nikki Haley running for president as a 51-year-old woman. The commentary supposedly offended female staffers as well as his boss. CEO Chris Licht opened his daily 9 a.m. editorial call Friday by rebuking Lemon’s segment.
Lancet Meta-Study: Naturally Acquired COVID Immunity
At Least As Good As Vaccination

Ed Morrissey
What a difference actual science makes, eh? "This is really good news," says Dr. Christopher Murray, the senior study author of the meta-analysis of 65 studies in 19 countries. It's also long-overdue news – and a rebuke to those who kept trying to shut down questions about naturally acquired immunity in a deluge of vaccination mandates. Because, at least arguably, most people may not have needed vaccination at all, at least in the post-Delta phase... The robust nature of this meta-analysis makes this difficult to ignore.
I Thought I Was Saving Trans Kids.
Now I'm Blowing the Whistle.

Jamie Reed
For almost four years, I worked at The Washington University School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases with teens and young adults who were HIV positive... All that led me to a job in 2018 as a case manager at The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital, which had been established a year earlier. The center's working assumption was that the earlier you treat kids with gender dysphoria, the more anguish you can prevent later on. This premise was shared by the center's doctors and therapists.
Mom Who Had Her Breasts Removed Shares 'devastating'
Guilt at Not Being Able to Breastfeed Her Son

A mother who had both her breasts removed in a surgery when she was 20 and identified as transgender is telling the world that she regrets the procedure, especially after she birthed her first son, according to a new report from Frontiers in Global Women's Health. The anonymous mother, who was called "Elizabeth" for the purposes of the article, told researchers at Western Sydney University that she went back and forth on whether she wanted to have a child.
Former NFL Player Among 8 Arrested on
Human Trafficking, Gang Charges

Eric Johnson, who played six seasons in the NFL from 2000-2005, is among eight accused of trafficking four women and one girl as well as other gang-related charges on Thursday. Attorney General Chris Carr says the "LOTTO Gang" members are facing charges of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act, conspiracy to violate the racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO), aggravated assault and kidnapping, per FOX 5 Atlanta.
Arkansas State Senator Asks Transgender Pharmacist If
She Has Penis at Committee Hearing

A Republican state senator in Arkansas asked a transgender pharmacist if she has a penis as she testified against a proposed law to ban transition drugs and procedures for minors. Arkansas state Sen. Matt McKee directed the question at Little Rock pharmacist Gwendolyn Herzig during a Judiciary Committee earlier this week, drawing gasps and jeers from some in attendance. "You said that you're a trans woman?" McKee asked Herzig. "Do you have a penis?"
The bill passed in Committee
Lying to Ourselves
Stop Putting Men in Women's Prisons

Theodore Dalrymple
One of the peculiarities of our age is the ferocity with which intellectuals and politicians defend propositions that they do not – because they cannot – believe to be true, so outrageous are they, such violence do they do to the most obvious and evident truth. Among the propositions defended with such suspect ferocity is that men can change straightforwardly and unambiguously into women, and vice versa... But this is not at all the same as claiming that those who take hormones and have operations actually are the sex that they choose, or that it is right to enshrine untruth in law and thereby force people to assent to what they know to be false. That way totalitarianism lies.
Biden Ridiculed As Attempt to Attack DeSantis Turns Into
'accidental endorsement of school choice'

After the College Board accused DeSantis of spreading "misinformation" and "slander" against their AP African American Studies course, the governor expressed interest in looking at alternatives to their AP program to use in Florida instead. Biden tried at attack DeSantis for this, tweeting a Washington Post article, titled "'Unfathomable': Florida parents, students blast DeSantis idea to nix APs," and writing, "I think every kid, in every zip code, in every state should have access to every education opportunity possible. I guess, for some, that isn't the consensus view."

Week ending 12 February 2023

Biden's Weakness on Spy Balloon Assures Chinese Aggression
Mike Pompeo
President Joe Biden's weakness with China is once again on display. Earlier this week, U.S. officials tracked a Chinese reconnaissance balloon over the American mainland. A Chinese Communist Party spokesperson claimed this was nothing more than a "weather research" balloon that had simply blown off course. Sure, the CCP's harmless weather balloon just happened to pass over multiple sensitive military sites vital to America's national security – nobody should believe that nonsense, especially not the Biden administration.
Whistleblower Pulls Back Curtain on
Transgender ‘Treatments’ for Minors

Katrina Trinko
How did we let our children get manipulated and mutilated like this? That’s going to be the question future generations ask about 2023, and the years preceding it, when doctors across America doled out hormones like they were Halloween candy and even in some cases removed minors’ functional body parts.
Half in U.S. Say They Are Worse Off Than One Year Ago,
Highest Since 2009

Reflecting on their personal financial situations, 35% of Americans say they are better off now than they were a year ago, while 50% are worse off. Since Gallup first asked this question in 1976, it has been rare for half or more of Americans to say they are worse off. The only other times this occurred was during the Great Recession era in 2008 and 2009.
Someone should tell the White House
Hunter Biden Asked Father's Top White House Aide to
Help Serbian Businessman Campaign for UN Chief

Hunter Biden enlisted then-vice president Joe Biden's national security adviser to help with a Serbian business partner's campaign to become secretary general of the United Nations, a scheme that is now drawing scrutiny from the House Oversight Committee as it attempts to piece together Hunter Biden's web of foreign business dealings. Hunter Biden arranged a meeting in July 2016 for Vuk Jeremic and Colin Kahl, a Pentagon official who served as then-vice president Joe Biden's national security adviser, emails from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop show.
Burisma Asked Hunter to End Ukraine Investigation on Company – Then Joe Biden Threatened Ukraine and Had Investigator Fired
In his own words, with cameras rolling, Joe Biden described how he threatened the Ukrainian President and said that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if Ukraine didn't immediately fire the prosecutor investigating Burmisa Holdings. Joe's son Hunter was on the Board of Burisma making tens of thousands a month for doing nothing but "fixing things".
Massive Green Energy Company, Siemens, Reports Nearly $1B
in Losses, Calls for 'Further Governmental Action' [i.e. Bailouts]

The Germany-based company, which dubs itself as "the global leader in offshore power generation," noted the wind industry has faced various unfavorable pressures leading to negative growth in recent months and years, in its earnings report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 released Thursday morning. The company added that governments would need to further assist the industry to ensure future positive growth. "The negative development in our service business underscores that we have much work ahead of us to stabilize our business and return to profitability," Siemens Gamesa CEO Jochen Eickholt said in a statement.
Unmentioned was higher warranty claims over faulty turbines
Congressman Calls Out FBI, says
'Twitter Files Only Tell Part of the Story'

U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop is leveraging Twitter to expose how the company worked with the FBI to silence free speech, the latest in a series of his recent posts that have gained significant social media attention. "The FBI sought to silence constitutionally protected speech & access internal Twitter data to further their spying & censorship regime," the North Carolina Republican posted Thursday, along with a video clip from a recent House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing. "The Twitter Files only tell part of the story. How much did the FBI pressure other social media platforms, ones w/ even more users & influence?"
Rep. Higgins to Ex-Twitter Execs: 'This is the Investigation Part,
Later Comes the Arrest Part'

At Wednesday's House Oversight hearing on Twitter's censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story just prior to the 2020 presidential election, House Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) warned four former Twitter employees being questioned that "this is the investigation part, later comes the arrest part." He added, "Your attorneys are familiar with that." In his remarks, Higgins said to the four witnesses, "The bottom line is the FBI and the Biden crime family knew about the laptop for a year. They knew it was leaking. They knew it would hurt the Biden campaign."
This Study Could Be 'Scientific Nail in the Coffin' for Masks
One of the largest and most comprehensive studies on the effectiveness of masks found they do almost nothing to reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. The study reviewed 78 randomized control trials – experiments that have long been considered "the gold standard" for medicine – which assessed the effectiveness of face masks against flu, COVID-19, and similar illnesses. It found that wearing masks "probably makes little or no difference" for the general public, no matter what kind of mask is used. Even N95 masks, considered the most effective at filtering airborne particles, showed no clear benefit for health care workers.
Rep. Mace at Twitter Hearing: ‘Twitter Worked Overtime to
Suppress Accurate COVID Information’
Micky Wootten
During a House Oversight Committee hearing about Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) used her time to show how “Twitter worked overtime to suppress accurate COVID information,” over the course of the pandemic... Mace then went on to share her personal story with the COVID-19 vaccine, arguing that Twitter suppressed important information that she, and many Americans, would have liked to have been aware of prior to taking the shot.
Maricopa Heat Maps: The Story Keeps Getting Worse
Adam Carter / Tracy Beanz
Last week at the "Save Arizona" rally, Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake made a startling revelation. She started by showing a picture of the "Heat Map" of Republican voter turnout located in the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC). The heat map was first disclosed by Richard "The People's Pundit" Baris and reported on by UncoverDC (UDC). Lake next showed a map of voting centers that experienced highest rejection rates of ballots being run through tabulators on Election Day 2022.
Young People Aren't Getting Latest Covid-19 Booster,  but They're Not Filling Hospital Beds at 3 Large Health Care Systems
As the U.S. mulls over its future Covid-19 vaccination plan, data from three large health care systems indicate that even though a small percentage of people under age 65 have gotten the new Covid-19 booster, people this age are not becoming severely ill and overwhelming hospitals. "Even if they're not getting boosted, young, healthy people are not getting super sick from this," said Dr. Mangala Narasimhan, a senior vice president at Northwell Health, the largest health care provider in New York state. "We're not seeing it. It's not happening."
Scientists baffled
Animal, Vegetable, or Whatever
David Cavena
It surprises, in the 21st Century, particularly among the Greens demanding solar power, that so many remain unaware that ruminants are solar energy storage systems. Solar power causes plant matter to grow; as plants grow, they turn that solar energy into matter. Grazers eat that solar energy converted to and stored as plant matter, processing it into muscle they then store and use to move around to live, work for us, make more ruminants, and to fertilize the ground wherever they go, nurturing more grass which, powered by sunlight, grows tall, storing more solar energy for another ruminant to store and make use of. Humans consume this stored solar energy when eating beef, venison, rabbit, etc., allowing us to move, think, live, create.
"Global Warming" is On Hold
The New Pause Lengthens Again: 101 Months and Counting …

Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
As the third successive year of la Niña settles into its stride, the New Pause has lengthened by another month (and very nearly by two months). There has been no trend in the UAH global mean lower-troposphere temperature anomalies since September 2014: 8 years 5 months and counting. As always, the New Pause is not a prediction: it is a measurement. It represents the farthest back one can go using the world's most reliable global mean temperature dataset without finding a warming trend. The sheer frequency and length of these Pauses provide a graphic demonstration, readily understandable to all, that It's Not Worse Than We Thought – that global warming is slow, small, harmless and, on the evidence to date at any rate, strongly net-beneficial.
'1619 Project' is Back and As Slanderous As Ever!
Mike Gonzalez
Hardcore woke leftists think that if they can alter America's perception of the past, they can control the present, own the future… and make a whole lot of money in the process. Just pay close attention to Nikole Hannah-Jones. It is pretty hard not to, in fact. Her 1619 Project is now on Hulu, so you can't avoid seeing advertisements for it when you are looking for reruns of Frasier after a long day.
America Would Be a Better Place If
We Taught the Truth About Slavery
Kathleen Brush
Liberal Whites wallowing in revisionist histories have made Whites the racist pariahs of the world, and Americans are ranked the worst. Americans have themselves to blame. They can't stop talking about slavery and racism, and now neither can African Americans. If woke educators have their way, all African Americans, present and future, will be obsessed with slavery and racism because it will be the center of American history. This will destroy America's ability to hold together as a nation.
Ron Klain and the Demise of Moderate Democrats
Jonathan Tobin
When President-elect Joe Biden named his longtime associate Ron Klain as his White House chief of staff, it was widely interpreted as a sign that the new president's administration would represent the same mainstream and moderate Democratic Party establishment that both of them epitomized. That was, after all, why Biden had won the presidency after a lifetime of effort aimed at that one goal. But with the announcement of Klain's resignation as chief of staff after two years of hard service, one thing is clear. Expectations that he would be the "prime minister" who would shepherd the administration on a reasonable and moderate path were mistaken.
In 2020, China Privately Told Biden Ally
They Wanted Joe to Win

The Chinese Communist Party was pulling for Joe Biden to win the 2020 presidential election, according to former president Barack Obama's ambassador to China. Max Baucus, who is on the payroll of several CCP-connected firms, said in an interview with Politico published Friday that CCP officials were optimistic about Biden softening relations between the United States and China.
Biden Admin Cracks Down on Washers, Fridges In Latest
Climate Action: 'Overregulation on steroids'

The Biden administration proposed sweeping rules Friday to boost energy efficiency standards for clothes washers and refrigerators in an action it claimed would save consumers money and "significantly reduce pollution." The Department of Energy (DOE) said the two regulations, which would be implemented in 2027 if approved, are projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 233 million metric tons over the next 30 years. The agency also estimated that the energy-efficiency standards taking certain appliance models off the market would save $3.5 billion on an annual basis.
One Thing Biden Didn't Mention During the SOTU –
Cratering Support for Gun Control

Larry Keane
President Biden scolded Congress for not sending him legislation to renew the unconstitutional ban on these commonly-owned commonly-used rifles. Never mind that the Supreme Court made clear in the Heller, McDonald and Bruen decisions that any such ban is unconstitutional. What President Biden didn't tell the American public – and won't – is what the rest of America is saying about any proposed ban. Over half the country doesn't want it, according to a recent poll by ABC News/Washington Post.
Washington Man Shot Dead by Armed Father at Dog Park
After Trying to 'endanger' Child's Life

Police in Washington state say that an armed man with his child at a dog park shot and killed an attacker in an incident where police have not filed charges. The Yakima, Washington Police Department said in a Facebook post that they had received 911 calls on Sunday from the Randall Park Dog Park with callers saying a man acting erratically had been confronting another man and his child at the park.
Fetterman Might Have Permanent Brain Damage,
Chief of Staff Admits

On Friday, Sen. John Fetterman's (D-Pa.) chief of staff stated that campaigning last year may have caused the senator permanent brain damage. While many in conservative media raised concerns about Fetterman's health and whether he was truly fit to serve in the U.S. Senate, the aide's admission directly contradicts the note written by Fetterman's doctor, a Democrat donor, who insisted that Fetterman was fit to serve.
As Woke Curriculum Increases, Classical Education Booms:
Hillsdale College Sees 53% Increase in Applications

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, enrollment in colleges across the nation has decreased by roughly 13%. While many colleges struggle to draw in students, many faith-based universities are seeing a boom in applications, championing the classical curriculum over woke ideologies. Tate explained that college and universities adopting woke ideologies and curriculums has been an alarming trend contributing to the rise in application for those faith-based colleges which still utilize a core, classical curriculum. Hillsdale College, for example, had recorded a 53% increase in applications as of April 2022.
TYSK supports Hillsdale
North Dakota Bill Would Make It Easier to
Fire Tenured Professors

Under the "pilot program," tenured faculty would be required to "generate more tuition or grant revenue than the combined total of the salary, fringe benefits, compensation, and other expenses of the tenured faculty member plus all other costs of employing the faculty member, including employment taxes," according to the bill. In addition, faculty must "comply with the policies, procedures, and directives of the institution, the institution's president and other administrators, the state board of higher education, and the North Dakota university system" and "effectively teach and advise a number of students approximately equal to the average campus faculty teaching and advising load," the bill states.
Megyn Kelly Calls Disney's
'Proud Family' CRT Push 'Absolute Filth'

Christian Toto
Disney's brand took hit after hit last year, and 2023 is off to a similar start... Disney+ just unveiled season two of "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder." The animated reboot follows Penny Proud and her family, who are black. The show, according to Disney, addresses cultural issues along with the usual animated high jinks geared toward younger audiences. One segment of the show's "Juneteenth" episode is generating plenty of attention. The episode features a wall-to-wall Critical Race Theory-style sermonizing.
Mom Sues After Discovering School District
Identified Daughter as Male, Counseled Her on Breast Binding

California mother Aurora Regino is suing her child's school district for allegedly transitioning her 11-year-old's gender in secret, claiming her rights as a parent were violated. Fox News' Claudia Cowan gave an update on the case on "America's Newsroom" Friday after Regino discovered her daughter, a fifth-grade student in the Chico Unified School District, was living a double life as a male named "Jaden" and was receiving school counseling on socially transitioning. She is now again identifying as a female.
Scotland's Gender Meltdown
Joan Smith
[Y]ou don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out that a shaven-headed sex offender in a blond wig is actually a man. Adam Graham's photograph, with and without the wig, has been splashed across front pages, TV screens and mobile phones for days since his trial for rape at the High Court in Glasgow, accompanied by growing skepticism about his claim to be transgender... "I'm [First Minister Nicola Sturgeon] not going to get into the individual circumstances of that particular individual's claims to be a woman because I don't have enough information about that." Some observers would respond that the fact Graham has been convicted of raping two women is a pretty strong clue about his sex.
AP Fact Check on Florida Requesting Menstrual Cycle Data
Goes Horribly Wrong…for DeSantis Haters

Leslie Eastman
Late last week, the Associated Press ran a fact check related to the claim that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis requires all female student-athletes in the state to provide detailed information about their periods to compete in organized sports. The AP found it was false... If [Randi] Weingarten's priorities were on school students, she might have known over 40 states already collect such information.

Week ending 5 February 2023

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

John Murawski – RealClearInvestigations
Until a few years ago, the idea of paying financial reparations to descendants of African slaves was dismissed as a fringe idea. Now a notion that President Barack Obama once rejected as impractical is becoming public policy. California offers a dramatic example as officials there review a proposal that could pay in excess of $1 million each to some black residents, while more than a dozen U.S. municipalities are moving ahead with their own race-based programs to redress the legacies of slavery. But the reparations movement is bigger and wider than that.
Georgia Voters Show Just How Wrong Joe Biden and His Sycophants Are
Hans von Spakovsky & Joseph Sturdy
Here is the question: When will President Joe Biden, failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, and other denizens of the Left apologize to Georgia's legislators, governor, and other residents? The answer is probably "Never," despite the latest evidence of just how wrong they've been about Georgia's commonsense election reforms in their outrageous claims about the state.
Official Corrects Record After Claims
Spy Balloons Traveled Over U.S. Under Trump

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) spoke out against a House resolution that would condemn the "horrors of socialism," arguing that it is a "fraudulent" resolution that would "undermine" House Democrats' agenda. Cuban-American Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) introduced the anti-Socialism resolution, a symbolic move that declares the country "founded on the belief in the sanctity of the individual, to which the collectivistic system of socialism in all of its forms is fundamentally and necessarily opposed."

Bob Woodward Condemns Media's Russiagate Coverage,
Reveals Reporters Ignored His Warnings About Steele Dossier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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