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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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In Discussing Reparations,
Honest History of Slavery Makes the Left Uncomfortable

Jarrett Stepman
British royals expert Hilary Fordwich threw CNN host Don Lemon for a loop on Tuesday when he asked her if the British monarchy should pay reparations for colonialism and slavery. Lemon said to Fordwich, “[Y]ou have those who are asking for reparations for colonialism, and they’re wondering, you know, ‘$100 billion, $24 billion here and there, $500 million there.’” First, Fordwich acknowledged that there are people asking for reparations, but then turned the discussion on its head. She said that looking to the British monarchy for reparations is the wrong place to go.

'Profits ahead of children?' Medical Center Hides
Pediatric Transgender Procedures After Exposure

Greg Piper
Health care settings that advertise surgical and hormonal procedures for gender-confused youth as young as 13 are throwing their offerings down the memory hole, following exposure by critics of such procedures for children. Vanderbilt University Medical Center took down the pages for its transgender clinic and pediatric counterpart after conservative author Matt Walsh posted videos Tuesday of its officials calling the clinics financially lucrative and warning that resistant VUMC employees would face "consequences" for not participating.

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Week ending 25 September 2022

FBI Misled Judge Who Signed Warrant for
Beverly Hills Seizure of $86 Million In Cash

The privacy invasion was vast when FBI agents drilled and pried their way into 1,400 safe-deposit boxes at the U.S. Private Vaults store in Beverly Hills. They rummaged through personal belongings of a jazz saxophone player, an interior designer, a retired doctor, a flooring contractor, two Century City lawyers and hundreds of others... It took five days for scores of agents to fill their evidence bags with the bounty: More than $86 million in cash and a bonanza of gold, silver, rare coins, gem-studded jewelry and enough Rolex and Cartier watches to stock a boutique.
DOJ, White House Silent On Status of Lawsuit Against
Georgia's 'Jim Crow' Voting Law As Midterms Loom

Hans von Spakovsky explained that just last month a judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against the ban on giving food, drinks, and gifts to voters standing in line, which the DOJ had argued was one of many provisions in the bill that was "adopted with the purpose of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race." In addition to that setback, Georgia's recent primary election drew record turnout after the law took effect which specifically contradicted not only the main argument against the bill but also against specific complaints about several provisions in the bill, Von Spakovsky said.
Democrats Have Set Their Sights on
Another Key State's Voting Laws

Jason Snead
First, the court voted on party lines to seize power to redraw the state's congressional maps to the advantage of Democrats. Then it concocted a mechanism to declare voter-passed constitutional amendments unconstitutional, putting a voter ID amendment in jeopardy that 55% of North Carolinians favor. Now that same partisan court is rushing to hear a challenge to the voter ID law that enabled that amendment before the November election – and before voters have a chance to elect new justices that may hand court control to Republicans.
Biden Calls On Americans to 'fight back against extreme
MAGA Republicans' Just Days After Killing of MAGA Teen

President Joe Biden posted a video to his official Twitter on Wednesday telling Democrats to "fight back against extreme MAGA Republicans" days after a North Dakota man deliberately ran over and slaughtered a teen he deemed part of a "Republican extremist group." Biden brags of passing the $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, and the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan before claiming "the extreme MAGA Republicans want to take it all back."
House Republicans Release 'Commitment to America'
House Republicans released their "Commitment to America" on Thursday morning, promising to fight for a strong economy, a safe nation, a future built on freedom, and a government accountable to its people. The Commitment to America promises that Republicans will fight inflation and lower the cost of living, curbing "wasteful government spending that is raising the price of groceries, gas, cars, and housing" as well as increasing take-home pay, creating jobs that pay well, and stabilizing the economy through "pro-growth tax and deregulatory policies."
More Americans Worried About "Socialist Left"
Than Big, Scary MAGA – and That's Just the Beginning

Kevin Downey Jr.
A recent Harvard CAPS / Harris poll indicates Americans are more worried about the commies than the MAGA crew. The poll was taken on Sept. 7–8, one week after Biden's Stalin-like fear-porn speech where he claimed people in MAGA hats represent "an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic." The poll asked the question, "Are you more concerned about the Socialist left in America and the power they are gaining or more afraid of MAGA Republicans and the power they are getting?" 55% claim they're more concerned with the left-wing bolshie push. 45% say they fear the MAGA movement more.
'My Blood Still Boils': Father Recalls
School's Secret Attempt to Transition Daughter

Marjorie Jackson
At the beginning of this year, Wendell Perez got a call that no father ever wants to receive – his elementary-aged daughter had attempted to hang herself in the school bathroom. Perez and his wife rushed to the school, where their daughter was whisked away by a police car to stay in a mental institution for a week. Searching for answers, the couple found out from school administrators that their "son" had been struggling with "his" gender identity. On top of that, the school had remained quiet about the issue as the student was concerned that "he" would not be accepted at home because of the family's faith. It was only until the child's second suicide attempt in a matter of two days that Perez and his wife were informed of the situation.
Suicide attempt only clue to problem
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Under Fire After Videos Expose
'Big Moneymaker' Allegations About Transgender Surgeries on Kids

Mary Margaret Olohan
The governor of Tennessee is calling for an investigation into Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Pediatric Transgender Clinic following viral tweets exposing alarming attitudes toward transgender surgeries and procedures for children. Daily Wire host Matt Walsh shared Tuesday afternoon that his team has been investigating the transgender clinic, claiming that "Vanderbilt drugs, chemically castrates, and performs double mastectomies on minors."
Man Admits to Killing Teen
He Claimed Was 'Republican Extremist'

According to a local North Dakota report, early Sunday morning a man called 911 and admitted to the hit and run of an 18-year-old. His motive? A "political argument" with a Republican. Forty-one-year-old Shannon Brandt said he was afraid 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson was "part of a Republican extremist group and that he was afraid they were 'coming to get him.'"
Biden's 'extremist' rhetoric claims first victim
John Kerry Comes Clean about IRA, Sinks Biden:
'I'm Not Sure How Much It Has to Do with Inflation'

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has dealt a huge blow to President Joe Biden and the Democrats by admitting that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) doesn't have "much" to "do with inflation." The IRA bill has been widely criticized because most believe it would do nothing lower inflation. The Biden administration denied these charges, despite warnings from top economic experts. However, Kerry has just revealed that agrees with the critics.
China Doubles Down On Coal As Energy Crunch Bites
China has stepped up spending on coal in the face of extreme weather, a domestic energy crunch and rising global fuel prices – raising concerns Beijing's policies may hinder the fight against climate change. The country is the world's biggest emitter of the greenhouse gases driving global warming, and President Xi Jinping has vowed to reduce coal use from 2026 as part of a broad set of climate promises.
I'm shocked! How about you?!
Letter Reveals Obama Foundation Is Keeping
Classified Docs in Abandoned Furniture Warehouse

Matt Margolis
The Obama Foundation stored classified documents in an abandoned furniture warehouse, according to a 2018 letter from the Obama Foundation to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The letter, available on the Obama Foundation website and dated Sept. 11, 2018, reveals that the Obama Foundation not only acknowledged possessing classified documents but also admitted that they kept them in a facility that did not meet NARA standards for the storage of those documents.
Ron DeSantis Shows Biden How It's Done,
Blocks China from Buying Land Near U.S. Military Bases In Florida

"From server farms to farmland, the Communist Party of China has been worming its way into our nation's data storage systems and buying up tracts of land near sensitive national security sites," said Governor Ron DeSantis. "By prohibiting the purchase of lands, state contracts with Chinese technology firms, and the infiltration of CCP-affiliated groups such as Confucius Institutes, Florida is leading the way to protect our nation from international foes."
George Soros Network Bankrolled Activist Group
Suing DeSantis Over Martha's Vineyard Flights

A nonprofit network that left-wing billionaire George Soros backs has bankrolled an activist group that is suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials over the state's move to fly illegal migrants to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The advocacy law firm Lawyers for Civil Rights filed the lawsuit Tuesday with Alianza Americas, an immigration nonprofit, on behalf of "Vineyard migrants and all similarly situated people who are fraudulently induced to travel across state lines by DeSantis and the State of Florida."
Canada's Government-Run Healthcare
Is Euthanizing Sick & Poor People

While Canada often receives praise for its socialized healthcare, the government-run medical system is now euthanizing the country's sick and poor people. In America, many on the Left will argue that the Canadian government's federal healthcare system is more humane and something to be emulated. However, it now appears that Canadian government officials are more interested in urging doctors to help patients to kill themselves than to treat them.
Kayleigh McEnany Overrules Stacey Abrams:
'She Is Wrong, I Heard My Baby's Heartbeat at My 1st OBGYN'

Speaking at an event at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abrams claimed, without evidence, that the sound of such fetal heartbeats is "manufactured" by men who want to "take control" of women. Enter McEnany, who fired back at Abrams, saying: "Stacey Abrams said there's 'no such thing as a heartbeat at 6 weeks. It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman's body.' "She is wrong! "I heard my baby's heartbeat at my 1st OBGYN appointment. "It was not manufactured!"
DOJ Finds More Than $8 Billion In COVID Aid Fraud
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has uncovered a vast array of alleged fraudulent and criminal activities tied to more than $8 billion in federal COVID-19 aid, the agency announced Thursday. In response, the agency said it was immediately appointing a new director tasked specifically with coronavirus fraud enforcement.

'A brazen scheme': 47 Charged With Siphoning
$250M from COVID-19 Child Meal Program

Federal authorities unveiled charges against 47 people Tuesday accused of siphoning $250 million from a coronavirus pandemic relief program designed to provide meals for children in the largest pandemic-related fraud scheme brought so far by the Justice Department. Prosecutors described "a brazen scheme of staggering proportions" that exploited a federally funded program to serve needy children in Minnesota during the pandemic.
Say Hello to Crazy Thin 'Deep Insert' ATM Skimmers
A number of financial institutions in and around New York City are dealing with a rash of super-thin "deep insert" skimming devices designed to fit inside the mouth of an ATM's card acceptance slot. The card skimmers are paired with tiny pinhole cameras that are cleverly disguised as part of the cash machine. Here's a look at some of the more sophisticated deep insert skimmer technology that fraud investigators have recently found in the wild.
Don Lemon Roasted Over Royal Expert's Answer On
Britain Paying Reparations: 'He was not ready for this'

British royals expert Hilary Fordwich stunned CNN anchor Don Lemon into silence with her argument that African slave owners owe "reparations" rather than the British Empire, in a viral clip from CNN's coverage of the death of the queen. Conservatives on Twitter found the clip hilarious, as it depicted Lemon getting swift pushback for trying to promote the narrative that the British crown owes reparations for slavery. Observers noted Lemon meekly switching topics without protest after Fordwich's unexpected response.
Parents and Students Protest Transgender Teacher
With Huge Fake Breasts

Oakville Trafalgar High School is located in a nice, upscale neighborhood in a suburb of Toronto. It was a quiet little town where nothing important ever happened. That is, until "Kayla Lemieux" – known as "Stephen Hanna" when he played a man last year – started the job of shop teacher at the school. It appears that Mr. Hanna's transformation into Kayla Lemieux included a set of the most outrageous fake breasts available.
Sailor, 21, Accused of Destroying USS Bonhomme Richard in
$1.2B Blaze Was Angry About Getting Deck Duty

The sailor accused of setting fire to the $1.2bn USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) that burned for almost five days was angry about being assigned to deck duty when he failed to become a Navy Seal, prosecutors say. Ryan Sawyer Mays, 21, started the blaze on July 12, 2020, when the ship was docked. The fire sent an acrid smoke over San Diego and damaged the ship so badly it had to be scuttled.

Week ending 18 September 2022

Dear Lucid Democrats (Any That Remain): Martha's Vineyard Incident Proves What We've Said All Along About Obama, Biden, and Leftist Victim Ideology
J.D. Rucker
There's a reason people like Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren have been extremely successful and become flush with abundance while espousing rhetoric about "diversity" and "equity." They prey on the anxiety, desperation, and "hopium" of people who have been indoctrinated into believing the system is inherently oppressive. What the elites among the radical left don't tell their adoring fans is that THEY are the ones who make the system appear to be oppressive for the sake of pure political expediency.
The World of the Left is Like a Well-Used Litter Box
Kat Stansell
Anyone who has ever had pet cats will understand this reference immediately. If you have not, try to extrapolate, and take my word for a few things. The box can contain some pretty ugly "surprises". It may look only slightly used on the surface, but when you dig…well, you know. The Left is proud of their foul droppings but hides them so we can't see. Apparently they don't comprehend how much the rest of us can smell. Or, aren't concerned if we do. Let me elaborate.
Capitol Police Whistleblower Memo Lays Out
Jan. 6 'intelligence Failures' On Pelosi Watch

Just three days after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, one of the Capitol Police's top intelligence analysts sent a blistering email to supervisors, blowing the whistle on what he said was their failure to heed clear intelligence warning that right-wing rioters planned to storm the Capitol. "We analysts have been reporting for weeks that Patriot groups are commenting on social media their intentions to storm the U.S. Capitol with overwhelming numbers," Eric Hoar wrote in the Jan. 9, 2021 email to his bosses.
Calls Grow Among Prominent Figures to Create a
New 'Church Committee' to Probe FBI Abuses
John Solomon
A growing number of influential figures in Washington are arguing it's time for another Church Committee after a tumultuous six years in which the FBI admitted it misled the FISA court while spying on Donald Trump's campaign, had executives who lied, doctored evidence or usurped prosecutors' authority, and employed agents who dropped the ball on a sexual abuse scandal involving Olympians and over-collected evidence in a raid of a former president's home.
New Durham Bombshell: FBI Paid Russian
Accused of Lying As a Confidential Informant Against Trump

In a bombshell revelation, Special Prosecutor John Durham revealed Tuesday in court filings that the FBI paid a Russian businessman as a confidential human source in the investigation of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign even though it had prior concerns that businessman was tied to Moscow's intelligence services. Durham persuaded the federal judge in the upcoming trial of Igor Danchenko to unseal a motion revealing that Danchenko, the primary source of the now-discredited Steele dossier, was paid by the FBI as a confidential human source for more than three years until the fall of 2020 when he was terminated for lying to agents.
Flashback: Gavin Newsom Shipped Homeless People
Out of San Francisco With 'One-Way Tickets'

Rusty Weiss
Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to Merrick Garland on Thursday requesting the Attorney General look into "kidnapping" charges for those involved in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' effort to send illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard. But if shipping people out of state to try and give them a better life amounts to "kidnapping," Newsom has some explaining to do.
NYC did it as well
Texas Democrat Slams Kamala Harris' Border Claim:
'If you call that secure, I don't know what secure is'

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, dismissed Vice President Kamala Harris' assessment that America's southern border is secure during a weekend appearance on CNN. "The border is not secure, with all due respect to the VP. This – look, we get thousands of people along the border, from 6,000 to 8,000 people a day. They're releasing people, and we can send you pictures and videos of what's happened in Del Rio, the valley, El Paso and other places. People are coming in," he said.
Since Biden's election illegal entrants total over two million
Obama, Martha's Vineyard Celebs Silent On
Opening Up Island Homes to Illegal Immigrants

Former President Barack Obama and several other high-profile Democrats who own homes on Martha's Vineyard have remained silent on whether they will open up their homes to provide comfort to any illegal immigrants sent to the island by Republican governors. Representatives for the former president did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Fox News Digital on whether he has considered opening up his sprawling 29-acre estate on Martha's Vineyard to illegal immigrants who have been sent to the island or may be in the future.
Biden Enters 'Baghdad Bob' Territory on Inflation and Immigration
Charles Lipson
We all remember Saddam Hussein's feckless pitchman, "Baghdad Bob." The country's information minister ... made frequent television appearances, repeating the mantra that everything was going according to plan. His most memorable appearance came amidst the rubble of his capital city, where he continued to spew delusional nonsense. We expect such dissembling from dictatorships, which control the media and extinguish discordant voices.
More malarkey from POTUS
Michigan: Experts Question Economic,
Environmental Value of Wind Power

While proponents tout the environmental benefits of wind over other energy sources, it typically takes 18 months after its full installation before a turbine truly can be said to "have paid off its carbon debt," according to Kevon Martis, a certified land use planner and zoning administrator for Lenawee County's Deerfield Township. "The biggest failure of wind energy, oddly enough, is environmental," Martis told The Center Square. "Not only do low-energy density devices like wind turbines have an outsized impact on the landscape due to the sheer mass of the machines and the quantity required, wind energy is a very expensive means of CO2 avoidance," he said.
"Green" Energy Will Bankrupt Us
John Hinderaker
It is remarkable that, with the example of Europe before us, and with blackouts in California and Texas in the immediate past, our masters are plunging ahead with plans to do away with fossil fuels in favor of solar and wind energy. I have written many times about what folly this is, and won't repeat those arguments here. Instead, something new.
Europe's Energy Crisis
Pete Hoekstra
Despite European politicians blaming all this on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the root causes go deeper. The EU made a commitment to sustainability and so-called green energy years ago. Germany, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands are now reportedly going back to coal-fired plants to save on natural gas usage... The entire current crisis was avoidable if the EU had developed a rational plan instead of one based on a daydream, no matter how enticing.
NBC News Gutted After Deleting Tweet With Quote
Comparing Martha's Vineyard Migrants to 'trash'

The now-deleted tweet and corresponding NBC News story quoted Max Lefeld, founder of Casa Venezuela Dallas foundation – a charity group dedicated to helping refugees – who described the relocation as taking out the "trash." "It's like me taking my trash out and just driving to different areas where I live and just throwing my trash there," Lefeld told the outlet in order to paint the move, ordered by Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as a dehumanizing political stunt.
After 5 Red States Passed 'Voter Suppression' Bills,
Voting Turnout Boomed

Fred Lucas
A left-leaning New York think tank sounded a familiar warning about Arizona's "voter suppression bills" being "dangerously close to becoming law." That was in April 2021, before Arizona passed several reform measures that state legislators said they crafted to ensure secure and honest elections. Little more than a year later, in August 2022, Arizona notched a RECORD FOR HIGH TURNOUT in a primary election as 1.45 million voters participated, or 35.1% of those registered, surpassing the previous record in a 2000 primary by 7,000 ballots.
Court Rules Mail Voting Law Is Illegal Under Delaware Constitution
Gabe Kaminsky
A vote-by-mail law approved in July does not bode with Delaware law and the process cannot be used in the upcoming November elections, a state judge ruled Wednesday. Delaware Gov. John Carney, a Democrat, signed a bill July 22 that allows any voter to ask for a mail-in ballot with no excuse. But Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook of the Delaware Chancery Court determined the law violated a provision of the state's constitution that lays out situations when a voter can vote by absentee ballot.
Blocked by another pesky constitution
Biden White House Just Put Out a Framework
On Regulating Crypto – Here's What's In It

The Biden White House has just released its first-ever framework on what crypto regulation in the U.S. should look like – including ways in which the financial services industry should evolve to make borderless transactions easier, and how to crack down on fraud in the digital asset space. The new directives tap the muscle of existing regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, but nobody's mandating anything yet.
Rep. Steube: A Gun Registry?
'That Absolutely Is the Democrats' Goal'

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) says he and other Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, if they win a majority in November, "will stop at nothing to ensure that freedom is back in America," including the right to free speech and the right to keep and bear arms. Speaking to Fox News Monday night, Steube slammed the "backdoor" effort by gun control activists to establish a gun registry – by forcing credit card companies to use a new Merchant Category Code for credit-card purchases at the country's 9,000 federally licensed gun and ammunition dealers.
Biden Admin Awards $80 Million Contract That
Prohibits GPS Monitoring of Illegal Immigrants

The Biden administration is spending nearly $80 million on a new system to monitor illegal immigrants that prohibits the use of any GPS technology, a decision that experts say will make it impossible to locate their whereabouts after their release into the United States. The system, according to government records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, is meant to track illegal immigrants via monthly check-ins via phone. Migrants released into the U.S. interior aged 18-19 are eligible for the program. Any GPS monitoring that would give exact locations, such as ankle monitor tracking, is explicitly forbidden, according to the contract.
Pennsylvania Murder Suspect In Drunken Crash
That Killed 2 State Troopers, Man On I-95 Released On Bail

The woman facing homicide charges for the drunk driving crash that killed two Pennsylvania state troopers and a man on I-95 earlier this year was released on bond as of Thursday. Jayana T. Webb, 22, is accused of striking and killing Pennsylvania State Troopers Martin F. Mack III, 33, and Branden T. Sisca, 29, as well as 28-year-old Reyes Rivera Oliveras on I-95 near the Broad Street exit on March 21.
Kayleigh McEnany Slams Jean-Pierre over
'the Volcanic Vesuvian Magnitude of Her Lie' about Border

Kayleigh McEnany has slammed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for claiming that the Biden administration has done more to secure the border than President Donald Trump did. "I'm going to quote someone who has a way with words," McEnany said on her hit Fox News show "Outnumbered." "And it's my former colleague, Stephen Miller, who to that point said this: 'Human vocabulary is inadequate to convey the volcanic Vesuvian magnitude of her lie.'
400-Plus Republican Officials Sign Letter Backing Gay Marriage
More than 400 former and current GOP officials have signed a letter backing the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act and legally recognize gay marriage as valid under state law. The Supreme Court already ruled (in 2015) that same-sex marriage is legal and this bill would essentially codify that ruling into federal law.
Deranged Hayes Blames Mississippi GOP for
Water Crisis Under Dem Mayor

Kevin Tober
MSNBC host Chris Hayes is no stranger to lobbing vile partisan attacks and straw man arguments in an attempt to score cheap partisan points and Wednesday night was no different. During the opening monologue of his primetime show All In, Hayes falsely attacked Mississippi Republicans for the water crisis Jackson. This is despite the fact that Jackson hasn't elected a Republican mayor in over 70 years, and the current mayor, Chokwe Antar Lumumba is a socialist who ran promising to make Jackson "the most radical city on the planet."
DoD Diversity Chief Quietly Vanishes Off Social Media
When Comments Mocking 'white folx' Surface

Self-described "woke administrator," Kelisa Wing, vanished from Twitter when her account was put on private. Her LinkedIn account has apparently been deleted. This after making insensitive remarks about white people on Twitter, calling them "Karens." Wing is the chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
How the Media Fell for a Racism Sham
Last month, Rachel Richardson – the only black starter on the women's volleyball team at Duke University – leveled a shocking accusation. She said that during her team's August 26 match against Brigham Young University, fans inside the BYU arena in Provo, Utah inundated her with racist abuse and threats. The tweet is no longer available, but it racked up 185,000 likes before it was archived. LeBron James himself responded: "you tell your Goddaughter to stand tall, be proud and continue to be BLACK!!! We are a brotherhood and sisterhood! We have her back. This is not sports."
Cruz Slams Senate Democrat for Blocking School Safety Bills
Wallace White
Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday called out a Senate Democrat for blocking passage of a pair of bills intended to provide schools with additional funding for safety and mental health services. The Texas Republican, in a statement, questioned how Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., could oppose the Securing Our Schools Act and the Protect Our Children's Schools Act. "If another lunatic attacks a school, and there's not a police officer at the front door to stop it, remember right now," says Sen. Ted Cruz.
Matt Walsh: Here's Why Crackpot Trans Care Group
Removed Age Guidelines for Sex Changes

The leading transgender medical care group just removed minimum age recommendations for minors to go on puberty blockers, hormones or even under the knife, which The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh said is no surprise coming from a crackpot organization suddenly in control of a multi-million-dollar industry.
Saudi Women Take Up Shooting After Gun Ownership Legalized
Saudi women can now legally lock and load. In barely two years, Saudi women have earned the right to both drive and to own a firearm. While women have been legally behind the wheel since 2019, it was only last year that they were allowed to own firearms. During the COVID-19 pandemic, shooting became popular with many Saudis as a social distanced and outdoor activity. Yet, some women have been shooting for far longer.

Week ending 11 September 2022

The World Wants No Part of Woke, but It's Glad We Do
Victor Davis Hanson
Our enemies abroad, particularly China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia, are watching all this woke, comic madness with absolute glee. They are delighted the United States is diverting trillions of dollars and man hours away from production to ideological witch hunts, woke cannibalism, green virtue signaling, spendthrift consumption, racial and gender fixations, warped science, suicidal surveillance, and commissariat indoctrination.
The Symbolism of Philadelphia
Robert Stacy McCain
The symbolism of choosing Philadelphia as the site of last week's speech was perhaps more fitting than Biden realized, because Philadelphia is a city that Democrats have absolutely ruined. The per-capita murder rate in Philadelphia is higher than Chicago's. Now notorious as "Killadelphia," the city's population has declined by about 400,000 people since 1960. In 1980, Philadelphia was still the fourth-largest city in the United States, behind only New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles; now it's sixth, having fallen behind Houston and Phoenix.
Ukraine Pushes Russia Into Retreat in Counteroffensive
Ukrainian forces kept pushing north in the Kharkiv region and advancing to its south and east, Ukraine's army chief said on Sunday, a day after their rapid gains forced Russia to abandon its main bastion in the area. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hailed Ukraine's offensive in the northeast Kharkiv province as a potential breakthrough in the six-month-old war, saying this winter could bring more rapid gains of territory if Kyiv can get more powerful weapons.
Schumer-Manchin: A Terror Unleashed
The Schumer-Manchin bill that dropped last week should erase any doubt whether Congress is serious about lowering inflation, addressing energy costs, or protecting the environment. It's not! Ironically dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Schumer-Manchin will do nothing to reduce inflation. But what it will do is far worse. Schumer-Manchin will unleash the largest industrialization of U.S. open lands not seen since the damming of our western rivers. The modern "environmental" movement will finally realize its dream of transforming the mid-section of the United States, from North Dakota to Texas and Nevada to Ohio, into a massive electric generating facility powered by wind and solar.
Welcome to the Green New Deal, California
David Harsanyi
If California, our most populous state, was its own nation, it would rank as the world's fifth largest economy and boast the highest average household income (outside a handful of "countries" like Monaco or Luxemburg). And, yet, the governor is begging its citizens to stop using their appliances, turn off their lights, and keep their thermostats at a stifling 78, lest they suffer more rolling blackouts, like some junior mandarin in a third-world country.
No one escapes the laws of physics or economics
The Lamps Are Going Out All Over Europe
Tom Finnerty
Germany's mad environmentalist politicians pushed the country into transitioning to "renewable" energy sources which don't produce anywhere near the amount of power necessary to run a first world country, let alone the largest economy in Europe. The only way to make the transition "work" was to import large amounts of Russian gas to make up the difference.
The U.S. Needs a Safe, Sane Energy Policy
Lawrence Kadish
Western democracies are under assault by a Russia determined to bring the United States and its allies to their knees. It is time our response was nuclear. As in nuclear power. Improvements in nuclear power have now reportedly made it a safer source of energy, providing an additional source of power free from the posturing blackmail of leaders such as Putin.
Biden's New Green Energy Adviser Has Ties to
Chinese Communist Party Front Group

Philip Lenczycki – Investigative Reporter
Since at least 2009, Democratic powerbroker John Podesta, former chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, has cooperated with Tung Chee-hwa and his Chinese Communist Party-backed organization, the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), according to CUSEF's annual reports. Podesta sits on CUSEF's "U.S.-China 2022 Steering Committee" and has written at least three articles for its website since 2011 – the same year in which he appeared on the front cover of the group's annual report.
Remember, it's CHINA, CHINA, CHINA
Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan's Plan to Ban Gas Cars is Even
More Radical Than Bernie Sanders' Timeline to Ban Gas-Powered Cars

!Attention Ohioans! A newly surfaced video of Ohio Democrat Senate candidate Tim Ryan calling for the ban of gas-powered cars made the rounds on Wednesday. Tim Ryan tries to portray himself as a "Trump Democrat" because he knows Joe Biden is not popular in Ohio. Tim Ryan also knows that the Democrat brand isn't popular with most Americans. It turns out that Tim Ryan is more radical than Socialist Bernie Sanders.
Tulsi Gabbard Says Biden Admin Is 'weaponizing'
Federal Agencies Against Political Opponents

Over the past few weeks, certain events have caused many to suggest that the Biden administration is "weaponizing" federal agencies against political opponents. Among those sounding the alarm is former Democratic congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who expressed her concern in an interview with FOX News and then posted it to Twitter.
The Horror: Joe Biden and His Demons
Mark Judge
In horror terms, the president has violated one of the most basic truths of our lives – that at some point we get too old to function the way we used to. When this happens, we have two choices. We can accept the world the way God made it, retire gracefully, and prepare to meet the Lord. Joe could certainly afford to, having amassed a family fortune life living off the public. Or we can cling to power, deny God and our mortality, and eventually get dragged into hell.
Another Federal Judge Strikes a Blow for the
First Amendment's Guarantee of Religious Freedom

Mark Tapscott
In the case of New Hope Family Services, Inc. (NHFS) v. Sheila Poole, the Acting Commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services of New York, [Judge] D'Agostino held that state officials cannot force NHFS to agree to adoptions of children in its care to couples who are either of the same sex or are unmarried. New York officials had argued in the court that "the determinations made by New Hope in connection with the processing of adoption applications and placing children in adoptive families are government speech, which do not trigger First Amendment protections."
Why Are Journalists Hiding These Radical Democrats
Who Support Abortion Up Until Birth?

Scott Whitlock
In the month of August, Joe Biden's approval rating climbed back into the low 40s and the Democrat/Republican congressional preference poll closed to a statistical tie. The liberal network newscasts are eager to promote a new narrative: Democrats are making a comeback in the midterms and it's all because Republicans are extreme on abortion. CBS, CNN, and other outlets have pushed the idea of a "flashpoint" over supposedly rigid Republicans holding outrageously severe positions on abortion. But Democrats in Congress this summer supported legislation that would dismantle most, if not all, restrictions.
Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2021
Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined

According to newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans in 2021 once again spent more on average on taxes than they did on food, clothing and health care combined.
New Orleans Mayor Won't Pay City Back $30K for Flights –
Insisting Upgrades Needed for 'Health and Safety'

The Democrat mayor of New Orleans is refusing to reimburse the almost $30,000 of taxpayer money she has spent upgrading flights to first class or business class, despite city policy – after she insisted it was for her safety as a black woman. Mayor LaToya Cantrell told local reporters Thursday she won't fork over the exorbitant fees she charged for the upgraded tickets, including an $18,000 first-class trip to France over the summer.
This is called 'entitlement'
Mass Stabbing in Canada Kills 10, Wounds at Least 15 More
Gwendolyn Sims
Ten people were killed and over fifteen more were hospitalized early Sunday morning in a mass stabbing in at least 13 locations in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Canadian authorities are actively conducting a manhunt for at least two suspects. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) released a statement on the stabbings and suspects... We certainly hope these two monsters are caught, arrested, and punished. And not to make light of the horror of the situation, but I was told repeatedly by the self-righteous gun control left that mass killings only happen in the United States.
UPDATE
Disney's Bob Iger, Who Also Backed Out of Buying Twitter,
Says Lots of Users Were Bots

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's excuse for trying to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter – too many bots, he says – is gaining steam. First, it was the Twitter whistleblower's claims. Then, on Wednesday, Musk received an assist from former Disney CEO Bob Iger, who had wanted to buy Twitter for the House of Mouse years ago but ultimately didn't. Iger's revelation: Bots made up "substantial portion" Twitter's users. In an interview at the Code Conference, Iger went into detail on why he decided to back out of the potential acquisition in 2016.
Arizona Man Shot In the Head At Family Party
Credits His Concealed Carry for Saving Lives

An Arizona man who was shot in the head while attending a Fourth of July party with his family this summer is speaking out about how he was able to thwart the shooter from killing more people with his concealed carry firearm... "If I didn't have my gun with me, everyone in the house would have died. The news vans would've been front and center. But because I did, you never even heard about it," he said in the video.
Criticizes lack of media coverage
Kamala Harris Says She 'can't wait' to End
Senate Filibuster If Democrats Win Seats In Midterms

Vice President Kamala Harris said over Saturday that she "can't wait" to cast her vote to end the "archaic" Senate filibuster in order to advance measures that protect abortion at a federal level and implement voting reform legislation. "With just two more seats in the Senate, we can codify Roe v. Wade, we can put the protections of Roe in law," Harris said. "With two more seats in the United States Senate we can pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Two more seats."
VP Harris Promotes Abortion at
National Baptist Convention

Vice President Kamala Harris used her speech at the 142nd annual National Baptist Convention in Houston, Texas, on Thursday to push abortion rights, saying that women should have the freedom "to make decision about their own bodies."
Nearly 1 In 4 Democratic Voters Believe Men Can Get Pregnant
Nearly one in four Democratic voters believe men can get pregnant, according to a new poll. The online survey, conducted by WPA Intelligence from August 22-25, found 22% of Democrats agreed with the statement, "Some men can get pregnant." The percentage rose when only including women, and a whopping 36% of white, college-educated female Democrats concurred.
22 Different Semen Samples in an 11 Year Old Girl at the
Southern Border Taken to Medical Assessment...
This is the Open Border Today; Thank You Potus Biden

Dr. Paul Alexander
Let me apologize for this story... However what I share here is the reality of humanity too. Women, girls always fall victim, as they can be predated upon by sick filthy predator men and men who hold some kind of power over them. So we cannot keep our heads in the sand for only when we sanitize filth and pain with light, sun light, any kind of day light, can we fix it.
'We Always Have Disney Employees':
Florida Sheriff Reveals Results of Human Trafficking Investigation

A Florida sheriff said that his department "always" caught Disney employees during undercover operations, while revealing the results of a week-long investigation into human trafficking. The large investigation, known as "Fall Haul 2," was spearheaded by the Polk County Police Department and involved a week-long sting operation in central Florida that netted over 150 arrests.
New Disney Cartoon Series 'Little Demon'
Bedevils Christian Parents Groups

Marjorie Jackson
According to the show's description, "Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter's soul." As an TV-MA cartoon in the vein of "South Park" and "Family Guy," "Little Demon" takes it a step further with Satanic symbols, witchcraft, demonic activity, nudity, and violence.
Illinois Mayor Blasts Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 'hypocrisy'
After Migrants Shipped to 'Republican suburb'

After being bused from Texas, 147 migrants arrived in Chicago on Wednesday, according to FOX 32. Sixty-four of those migrants were then taken to a Hampton Inn hotel in Burr Ridge, which is outside of Chicago, where they will be for at least the next 27 days. Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso, a Republican, told Fox News that the migrants are being used as "political pawns" by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker.
California Ex-Principal Facing Charges After Video
Shows Him Pushing Special Needs Student

A former Central California elementary school principal is facing charges of cruelty to a minor after video surfaced of him appearing to shove a student to the ground. According to the Fresno Unified School District, Vollhardt and other staff members were interacting with an upset special needs student and the principal chose to "aggressively shove the student down" rather than "de-escalating the situation."
Minnesota Parents Spoke Out Against Reading Material That
Includes Explicit Rape Scenes, Teachers Fought Back

At the beginning of a new school year, parents often discover for the first time what their kids are learning in a new grade. Parents in one Minnesota school district are standing up to the schools over one book in the district's 9th-grade curriculum, and they're meeting the type of resistance that we've come to expect – even in a conservative school district.
Florida Teacher Starts Nonprofit to
Give Away Banned Books to Students

A Florida public school teacher upset over legislation that has banned certain books from classrooms has launched a nonprofit that offers students the controversial titles for free – including "This Book is Gay" and "Crank." Adam Tritt, an AP English teacher at Bayside High School in Palm Bay, started the fundraiser in March, which has turned into the nonprofit Foundation 451.

Week ending 4 September 2022

Joe Biden Has Always Been a Bad Person;
No Wonder He's a Bad President

Robert Spencer
On Tuesday, Fox News' Lisa Boothe enunciated a simple truth that shows that this Lewinsky-era conventional wisdom is wrong and has always been wrong: "One of the biggest lies we were ever told is that Joe Biden is a good man. He is a terrible president. Even worse human being." Boothe was spot-on, and it has been clear not just since the beginning of Biden's political career but also since he was caught plagiarizing back when he was in law school. Boothe added: "If you think about it, this is a guy who led two of the most terrible confirmation hearings in American history, where he smeared and slandered Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas when he was Senate Judiciary chairman."
Who Are You Calling Fascist, Mr. President?
David Harsanyi
The other day, President Joe Biden accused voters of the opposition party of turning to "semi-fascism." This is probably the first time in American history a president h as openly attacked the opposing party's constituents in this way. Then again, Biden, who once alleged that the chaste Mitt Romney was harboring a desire to bring back chattel slavery, is prone to stupid hyperbole. And it's true that most people who throw around the word "fascist" fail to do so with much precision.
United States Constitution Day
September 17th, 2022

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Jackson's Mayor Wanted to Create the 'Most Radical' City on Earth.
Now They Have No Drinking Water

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Democratic mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, promised to make the capital "the most radical city on the planet" during his 2017 campaign, but so far he's been unable to solve even the city's basic infrastructure problems and the city's running water is now unsafe to drink.
Who is Lumumba?
Border Security Advocates Slam Biden for
Pretending to Support 'Rule of Law'

In his speech at Philadelphia's Independence Hall, which centered around Trump-supporting Republicans allegedly being "threats to democracy," Joe Biden referenced the "rule of law" five different times. The Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for border security, blasted the Biden administration for pretending to support the rule of law while refusing to secure our southern border.
 
Gawd, she looks like warmed over Spam Jill Biden's Non-Answer to a
Question On Student Loan Forgiveness Is... Odd

Karen Townsend
Jill Biden was asked a question during a photo op Wednesday at the White House. The reporter asked, "How is student loan cancellation going to bring down the cost of higher education?" It turns out that Jill Biden doesn't have any better of an answer than any other Democrat, including her husband, to that question.
Gawd, she looks like warmed over Spam
It's Not an 'FBI Problem'
Mark Alexander
The Department of Justice – and more specifically its domestic law enforcement, intelligence, and security service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation – has been taking some well-earned criticism over the last six years for fabricating a politically motivated investigation, starting with a deceitful FISA warrant, to target Donald Trump. But the politicization of the DoJ and FBI, tasking the bureau with investigations that fit high-profile political objectives, is not a recent phenomenon. In fact, it dates back to the FBI's inception.
Democrat Rep Lets Slip
What the Inflation Reduction Act Was Really All About

Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia said that the Inflation Reduction Act passed in August was more an environmental bill than one addressing inflation. "The Inflation Reduction Act – that might be the name, but it's a huge environmental bill that includes a lot of things, such as the tax credits necessary to make these kind of developments," Luria said while at an Aug. 24 event with the BlueGreen Alliance.
Obama-Era Tea Party Targeter Appointed to
Create IRS Office Overseeing 87,000 New Agents

Nikole Flax worked under Lois Lerner in the Obama administration IRS while the agency infamously targeted conservative political organizations such as the Tea Party by slow-walking and suppressing their tax-exempt applications. She was also one of seven executives whose hard drives mysteriously self-destructed, preventing House investigators from viewing her emails. Now, the career IRS executive has been tapped to establish a new, centralized office in charge of implementing the Democrats' latest tax and spending bill, including oversight of the 87,000 new IRS agents the bill authorizes.
Colorado Landowner's Takings Claim Against EPA
Advances After Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss

On August 5, 2015, EPA destroyed the portal to the Gold King Mine, located in Silverton, Colorado. Upon doing so, the agency released a toxic sludge of over 3,000,000 gallons of acid mine drainage and 880,000 pounds of heavy metals into the Animas River watershed. EPA was entirely unprepared to prevent or control the contaminated flows that gushed out once it breached the Gold King Mine portal.
EPA must answer for its bad decisions
Documents Show Over 50 Biden Administration Employees,
12 U.S. Agencies Involved in Social Media Censorship Push

More than 50 officials in President Joe Biden's administration across a dozen agencies have been involved with efforts to pressure Big Tech companies to crack down on alleged misinformation, according to documents released on Aug. 31... The documents were part of a preliminary production in a lawsuit levied against the government by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, later joined by experts maligned by federal officials.
Fetterman on Why He Declined Debate,
Whether There Will Be One Before Election

During an interview aired on Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's "11th Hour," Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. and U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) responded to a question on why he turned down his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz's invitation to debate and if the two will debate before the election by stating he'll "engage" when the Oz campaign has "a serious conversation" but "right now, the fact that they have chosen to have a deeply unserious campaign to just ridicule somebody that is just recovering from a stroke."
Now plays the 'victim' card
CNN Worried John Fetterman Will Lose Race if
He Doesn't 'Come Out and Play'

CNN warned that Democrat John Fetterman would lose the upcoming Pennsylvania Senate race this coming November if he continued refusing to "come out and play," accusing the Democratic frontrunner of being "shielded from the media" while hiding from Pennsylvania residents following his stated unwillingness to debate his Republican opponent Mehmet Oz.
John Fetterman Once Signed Pledge to Ban Fracking,
Which Supports Tens of Thousands of PA Jobs

Senate candidate John Fetterman, D-Pa., previously signed pledges to ban fracking in Pennsylvania and new fossil fuel leasing nationwide. Fetterman, Pennsylvania's current lieutenant governor, agreed to co-sponsor the Keep It In The Ground Act – federal legislation banning new oil, gas and coal leasing on federal lands – and support a complete moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania, according to an April 2016 Facebook post from Pennsylvania Voters Against Fracking.
Why Gen. Mark Milley Should Be Court-Martialed
Chris Farrell
Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, should be subject to an Article 32 Hearing under the provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for his conduct and statements as memorialized in the Bob Woodward book "Peril," and the Aug. 8, 2022, New Yorker magazine excerpt of a forthcoming book by Susan B. Glasser and Peter Baker. An Article 32 Hearing is the military equivalent of a civilian grand jury, and should probable cause of the commission of a crime be established, it would lead to Gen. Milley's court-martial. The Army has an affirmative duty to maintain good order and discipline, especially with regard to senior leader misconduct.
9 Past Climate Change Forecasts
Larry Elder
"'The trouble with almost all environmental problems,' says Paul R. Ehrlich, the population biologist, 'is that by the time we have enough evidence to convince people, you're dead. … We must realize that unless we are extremely lucky, everybody will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years.'" –The New York Times, 1969.
Keeping score on the alarmists
VA Gov. Glenn Youngkin Slams
California Law Banning New Gas-Powered Cars

Leslie Eastman
California Gov. Gavin Newsom may soon regret his decision to involve himself in the politics of other states, as turnabout is fair play. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin slammed California leaders for approving the phaseout of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, a burdensome emissions rule that Virginia agreed to follow under the dubious leadership of the previous governor Ralph Northam.
Oregon Wind Farm Sees Blades, Bolts Fly Off As Failures Mount
A new report has revealed the unreliability of a major Oregon wind farm, discovered after a blade from a windmill detached and flew across the field. According to The Oregonian, in January, a delivery driver found some broken, industrial-size bolts on the ground near one of Portland General Electric's towering wind turbines but did not know who to tell and used it as a paperweight. On Feb 1 at 2:11 am, one of the turbine's 11-story tall blades flew the full length of a football field and plowed a 4-feet deep furrow in a wheat field. The heavy-duty bolts that kept the blade attached to the tower scattered like shrapnel.
Stop these things!
Spontaneous Combustion:
Wind Turbine Fires Way More Common Than Industry Claims

Efforts to portray wind turbines as 'safe', 'clean' and 'green' are undone by their reputation for spectacular pyrotechnic displays whenever they decide to self-immolate and turn themselves into terrifying, toxic fireballs. Around the world, hundreds have exploded into palls of toxic smoke and balls of flame – in the process – each one raining molten metal and over 1,000 litres of flaming gear oil and hydraulic fluid and burning plastic earthwards.
Wind turbine ablaze
California Pleads for Drivers to Stop Charging Cars,
Save Energy Right After Banning Gas Vehicles

California ISO said in issuing the "Flex Alert" that high temperatures were pushing up energy demand, primarily from air conditioning use, and tightening available power supplies. In its Flex Alert, California ISO said it was encouraging consumers to pre-cool their homes and use major appliances and charge electric vehicles and electronic devices before 4 p.m. It asked consumers to avoid using major appliances and charging electric vehicles between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
If it weren't so sad it would be funny
How Silly the Whole Electric Vehicle Push Is: How Will We Charge Them All? U.S. Needs to Spend $35B to Meet Demand for 1.2 Million Public Ports By 2030 (And that's not counting the 28M needed in homes!)
America would have to install 30 million electronic vehicle charging ports by 2030 if half of drivers switch to EVs by the time California's ban on gas cars takes effect. If half of all vehicles sold are zero-emission by 2030, the country would need 1.2 million public chargers and 28 million private chargers by that year – which a McKinsey report claims would cost more than $35 billion over eight years.
European Power Prices Shatter Records As Energy Crisis Intensifies
 Power prices in Europe continue to smash records, intensifying the region's energy crisis and fanning fears about access to electricity and heating as the weather begins to cool. German power prices for next year, which are considered Europe's benchmark, briefly jumped above €1,000 ($999.80) per megawatt hour on Monday before falling back to €840 ($839.69) per megawatt hour.
About that 'Greenhouse Gas' Provision
Clarice Feldman
If you write a news story about a significant piece of legislation relying heavily on its proponents – or worse, your own ideological interests – you are likely to overstate their victory. That is precisely what the New York Times did when it contended recently that the misnamed Inflation Reduction Act explicitly [gave] the EPA the authority to regulate greenhouse gases:
University Scientists Criticize
New 'gender identity' Revision In Federal Law

The U.S. Department of Education's proposed redefining of sex to include gender identity in Title IX law would have far-reaching negative consequences in areas ranging from free speech to due process, according to four scientists writing for the Heterodox STEM blog... Even more, Title IX was instantiated by Congress in 1972, so if it is to be changed fundamentally, it should be changed by the people's representatives, "not by unelected government bureaucrats," according to the authors.
Thirteen States May Tax Canceled Student Loans – Chart
Borrowers in thirteen states who have student debt canceled under the Biden administration's plan may still be taxed hundreds of dollars next year on their forgiven loans... Thirteen states, including New York and Virginia, treat forgiven debt as income, which means it is subject to state taxes. This means borrowers who have their student loans forgiven may end up owing hundreds of dollars, according to an analysis published Thursday by the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit policy organization.
NOW you tell us!
College Is An 'expensive gamble' for the Artsy and the Unprepared
Joanne Jacobs
College is seen as an "expensive gamble" by many Americans, concludes a recent Public Agenda survey. Half say college "is a questionable investment because of high student loans and limited job opportunities." Skeptics include half of young people with degrees. Furthermore, two-thirds of Americans "view higher education as stuck in the past and unable to meet the needs of today's students."
After Proclaiming the Opposite, Medical Pros Quietly Admit
Mutilating Trans Kids Doesn't Fix Depression

Jason Rantz
Amid contentious debates over gender identity, the University of Washington Medicine, or UW Medicine, proudly and eagerly alerted the press of a study in mid-March indicating that transgender teen patients saw rates of depression "plummet" because of so-called "gender-affirming care." The study earned nationwide praise. But the study didn't actually say what was initially claimed. Some voices now accuse the researchers of purposefully misinterpreting data to promote the irreversible.

Week ending 28 August 2022

"Critical Factual Error" by FBI Raid Affiant
Could Blow Up the DOJ's Case Against Trump

J.D. Rucker
The sworn affidavit presented to secure the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago used by the FBI to raid Donald Trump's home had what appears to be a crucial error in it, one that could be easily debunked. If the facts detailed by independent journalist Paul Sperry are accurate, this could be enough to obliterate the Department of Justice's case against Trump.
Biden Student Loan Write-Off Plan Will Cost Over a Trillion Dollars,
Not $300 Billion

Hans Bader
Today, Joe Biden announced a plan to write off $10,000 in student loans for most people who haven't paid off their student loans – and $20,000 in student loans for people who received Pell Grants. Biden's plan will increase inflation, inequality, tuition, and the national debt. News articles have estimated the cost of Biden's plan at around $300 billion. But that's an underestimate. Earlier estimates of the cost of student loan forgiveness pegged its cost at $330 billion ($2,100 per taxpayer). But that was based on the assumption that a maximum of $10,000 would be written off, not the higher amount of $20,000, as Biden has now made clear will be written off for millions of student loan borrowers with Pell Grants.
Sen. Kevin Cramer:
Student Loan Forgiveness Would Boost Price of College

Biden is expected to announce his plan today [Wednesday]: After continuously extending COVID-era student loan repayments since becoming president, Biden is now expected to forgive $10,000 of debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 a year. "The loan forgiveness suggestion is really, in my mind, would create so many perverse incentives," Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) told "Mornings With Maria" on Tuesday.
Republicans on Fauci Retirement: 'This Guy Is a Coward,'
but He'll Be Held Accountable 'Even After He Steps Down'

On Monday, President Joe Biden's Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci announced he'll be retiring from government service in December, but Republicans vow that won't stop them from investigating him for any misdeeds concerning the COVID pandemic, if they take control of Congress in November.
New NIH Letter Again Confirms That Fauci Lied,
Funding Went to Wuhan Lab; Cancels Funding of Grant

The revelations of the most recent letter and the letter from October 2021 prove beyond a reasonable doubt that statements made to Congress by Dr. Anthony Fauci are lies.  In May 2021, Fauci told Senator Rand Paul that funding from the NIAID never was for gain-of-function and that none of the research was conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
How Barack Obama
Set the Legal Path for the FBI's Trump Raid

John Solomon
White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su was a busy man, at least when it came to carrying out President Joe Biden's wish to eliminate former President Donald Trump's claims that materials and testimony from his presidency were covered by executive privilege. Su sent letters to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon last October and former advisers Peter Navarro and Gen. Mike Flynn in February informing them that the incumbent president had waived any claims Trump might have that testimony or evidence they might provide the House Jan. 6 committee was covered by executive privilege.
FBI Whistleblowers Say Senior Officials Ordered Bureau
Not to Investigate Hunter Biden Laptop

FBI whistleblowers allege that the Bureau's leaders ordered agents not to investigate Hunter Biden's laptop, according to a letter Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson sent to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking that he investigate the matter. Prior to the 2020 presidential election, some of the content of a laptop belonging to President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, became public and appeared to show damaging information on the then-presidential candidate. Media outlets derided the laptop as misinformation or Russian disinformation at the time.
Why Should I Pay for Someone's Degree in
16th Century Lesbian Pottery Studies?

Todd Starnes
There's something very important you need to know about President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. He's not forgiving anything. He's simply transferring someone else's debt to the American taxpayers. Many of you had to work two or three jobs to pay off your student loans. You ate generic peanut butter and Ramen noodles to make ends meet.
Planned Parenthood's Planned Politicking:
$50 Million and Counting

Suzanne Bowdey
While the IRS bulks up to come after conservatives, another "nonprofit" is robbing taxpayers blind and then turning around and using its freed-up cash to influence elections. And yet, Planned Parenthood's racket never seems to raise an eyebrow in the federal government, which is apparently too busy harassing ministries who don't take a dime of taxpayer money. But now that America's biggest abortion business (and possibly the largest transgender hormone pusher) is announcing a $50 million midterm election campaign, most Americans can't help but wonder: Where do the federal dollars end and the campaign checks begin?
Blue Ovals and Infrastructure Boondoggles Are
Targeting Tennessee – Your State Next?

Kathleen Marquardt
Why the "attack" on Tennessee? Yes, I seen this as an attack – to redistribute wealth, to destroy farmland, to tear up streets, to get us out the suburbs – to have more control on us. Well, as a Tennessean, I think we are smarter than those pushing Smart Cities, Smart Cars, Smart Growth, Smart meters, and on and on. But we are not alone, every state is being attacked, even red states. It is time to say no to the Newspeak version of Smart. It's really stupid to destroy what the Industrial Revolution built. It is destroying our civilization and eliminating the moral compass.
After Being Targeted by NBC News,
Christian School Refuses to Back Down on Traditional Morality

Joshua Arnold
Grace Christian School "fielded hundreds, probably thousands, of phone calls Thursday, Friday, over the weekend, with just some of the most outrageous things: People threatening to burn my house down, threatening to kill my family," said Barry McKeen, school administrator and pastor of Grace Community Church of Valrico, Florida, which runs the school. The threats came in reaction to an article by NBC News, which published several paragraphs of a June 6 email in which McKeen reiterated to school parents the school's commitment to biblical sexuality.
DeSantis Takes Aim at
'Woke' ESG Ratings Investments in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would like to eliminate, or phase out, a system where state investments rely on "environmental, social, governance," or ESG ratings. DeSantis says the State Board of Administration, which oversees Florida's various investments, shouldn't be directing pension-fund managers to or away from projects, based on "political factors."
Biden Tries Again to Legalize Illegal Aliens
Without Congressional Authorization

The Department of Homeland Security has finalized a rule that would grant legal status to 600,000 children of illegal aliens. The new directive would formalize the rule adapted in 2012 during the Obama administration and transform it into federal regulation. It would prevent deportations and grant work permits to those who came to the United States as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been in legal limbo ever since a Texas judge ruled that the program was illegal in the early months of the Biden administration. 
Comparison of Biden's Student Loan Handout to
Jesus Miracle By Former NBA Coach Gets Slammed On Twitter

Former professional basketball coach and NBA analyst for the TNT network, Stan Van Gundy, was hammered on Twitter Saturday after comparing President Biden's student loan handout to Jesus Christ's multiplication of the loaves and the fishes. On Saturday, the former head coach for the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons shared a biblical meme on Twitter in an attempt to mock conservative criticism of Biden's widely maligned student loan handout proposed earlier this week.
Canada Is Euthanizing Its Sick and Poor.
Welcome to World of Government Health Care.

Douglas Blair
Many leftists tout Canada's socialized health care system as something America should emulate, claiming government-run health care is more humane. But it seems Canadian officials are more interested in urging doctors to help patients to kill themselves than to treat them. America's neighbor to the north has some of the most permissive euthanasia laws in the world. Canada's medical assistance in dying laws allow almost anyone who can claim some form of hardship or disability to receive physician-assisted suicide, regardless of how minor those disabilities might be.
Trans Prisoner Who Impregnated Two Inmates
Tries to Cut Off Testicles Over Being Misgendered

Biologically male prisoner Demi Minor, who impregnated two fellow inmates at a women's prison in New Jersey, attempted to remove one of Minor's testicles with a razor blade after being misgendered following a transfer to an all-male youth facility. Minor, 27, was moved from Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Union Township, New Jersey, to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility (GSYCF) after reports of the pregnancies made headlines. Minor was a minor when the crimes were committed.
ACLU Fights Chemical Castration of Sex Offenders,
Pushes Same Drug as Puberty Blocker for 'Trans' Children

Mike Miller
How many times have we seen it? The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. Sometimes that hypocrisy is "shaking my head" frustrating, other times it is outrageous and inexcusable, particularly when it involves irreparable physiological harm to children. This disgusting example descends into the latter category. The ACLU, long a champion of the perverse, has vigorously fought against the chemical castration of repeat sex offenders, including those who rape young children. But now? The ACLU vigorously advocates for the use of the very same chemically castrating drugs as puberty blockers in "trans" children.
Beware of Big Bathroom Brother
Michelle Malkin
Nine years ago, I warned readers about "eyelock biometric readers" adopted by Florida schools to track them on buses. Under the guise of fighting guns and vaping, countless schools this year are now installing surveillance sensors in bathrooms that can spy and record students' alleged "aggression" and red-flag "spoken key words."
Grand Forks Teacher Resigns Over
'Unethical,' 'Insulting' Equity Policies

After teaching in Grand Forks Public Schools for 13 years, math teacher Chris Loff decided this summer to leave his district. Loff sent a seven-page resignation letter to school district leadership outlining his reasons for leaving. His letter, (which was later shared to Facebook), criticizes the district's gender ideologies and CRT training, stressing the negative effect they've had on teachers.
Texas High School Tells Students to Use
Sex Toys to 'Overcome Sexual Anxiety'

Jarryd Jaeger
On Sunday, the official Instagram account of a Texas high school shared a post reminding students to practice self love. It was later discovered that the now-deleted post had originally been an advertisement offering a discount code for sex toys. Chalkboard Review shared an image of the post, which depicts a woman sitting on a bed with a sex toy. She is surrounded by "self love reminders." They read:
Woke Goes Broke:
Conservative Mothers are Winning School Board Seats

Tuesday's primaries showed conservative mothers can win school board races with a little coordination and funding. With the spread of woke culture in the nation's schools, some conservatives finally realize just how important the culture war is. White privilege, multiple genders, eleventy million pronouns, transgender bathrooms, and furries often dominate school curricula and culture.

Week ending 21 August 2022

The Transgender Transmogrification of Everything, Including the Past
Greg Strange
Neither George Orwell nor any other great writer of dystopian literature could have ever dreamed up what has now become an actual reality. I've said it before and it bears repeating: There's never been anything like this in the history of the world and it is pure evil on an unprecedented scale given that virtually every institution in the country is promoting it.
Out-of-Touch Politicians Ask, 'Is It Me?'
Then Blame Voters for Their Loss

Jon Gabriel
Though it had been predicted for months, Rep. Liz Cheney's loss to Harriet Hageman dominated politics this week, in Wyoming and beyond. White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain warned that the outcome proved "the American people are going to have to fight for their democracy." CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota doubled-down, asking of Wyoming voters, "What does that mean for our democracy?"  It seems the problem with our democracy is that citizens keep voting for people the Beltway doesn't like.
The Feds Go Too Far
Roger Kimball
Everyone instantly knew that the swaggering agency had gone too far. But that had happened often in the past. Just ask Michael Flynn or Roger Stone or Peter Navarro. The FBI often goes too far. It’s what they do. But in raiding Mar-a-Lago, did they go too far when going too far? The FBI clearly underestimated the public’s reaction to their unprecedented violation of a former president’s privacy. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, more than 50 percent of likely voters agree with the statement “there is a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI that are using the FBI as Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo.”
Biden Energy Secretary Granholm:
Clean Energy is 'best peace plan the world has ever known'

"If we want to be energy secure and energy independent, that means we've got to produce our own energy," Granholm said in an interview with VOA News on Friday. "My counterpart in Ireland, the energy minister there, has said that no one has ever weaponized access to the sun. No one has ever weaponized the wind. Perhaps a move to clean energy will be the greatest peace plan the world has ever known."
Jennifer Granholm
John Kerry's Climate Office
Rife With Ties to Far-Left Green Groups

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry's office is filled with officials who have previously held high-ranking positions at various global green energy institutions. "It's not surprising – it's essentially the same old gang," Myron Ebell, the director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Center for Energy and Environment, told Fox News Digital in an interview. "These are the people who have been working on and failing on these issues for decades."
Ex-Gorsuch Law Clerk Takes a Blowtorch to the
Imaginary Law Violations the FBI Cited in Trump Raid

Matt Vespa
It's a move that House Republicans should consider when they regain the majority in November, but will they do it? In the aftermath of the unlawful August 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago, the Republican Party has been united in its revulsion of what appears to be an unprecedented ransacking of a former president's home. The legal justification doesn't pass constitutional muster.
"A magical evening": Bombs Went Off All Over
Russian-Held Territory Near Ukraine Last Night

What's amazing about that array of targets isn't just that there are so many of them. It's how far apart they are. Belgorod is a Russian city located across the border from Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine. The Ukrainians have taken potshots at it before. Last night's strike reminded the Kremlin that their own country isn't off-limits for attacks.
This Iowa Democrat Says She Worked as an Engineer.
It Was an Internship.

Josh Christenson
On Thursday, the Iowa state legislator, who is running to represent the state's first district in Congress, told a Pella, Iowa, audience that she worked as an "environmental engineer with the Department of Environmental Protection in Florida doing water quality work." Her résumé shows this was an internship Bohannan held for four years while studying at the University of Florida. No further experience in the field is listed, and she still holds just an engineering intern license in the state.
It's true. Democrats always lie.
Manchin Admits 'Inflation Reduction Act'
Won't Tame Inflation for Americans Anytime Soon

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Tuesday admitted that the Inflation Reduction Act won't "immediately" temper inflation, telling reporters that the necessary investments needed to bring down prices would take some time. Manchin's comments came after President Biden signed the landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the "final piece" of his pared-down domestic agenda. Though Democrats have labeled the measure the Inflation Reduction Act, nonpartisan analysts have said it will have a barely perceptible impact on prices.
American Airlines Announces Agreement to Purchase
Boom Supersonic Overture Aircraft, Places Deposit on 20 Overtures

American Airlines and Boom Supersonic today announced the airline's agreement to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40. American has paid a non-refundable deposit on the initial 20 aircraft. Overture is expected to carry passengers at twice the speed of today's fastest commercial aircraft. Boom Supersonic's Overture would introduce an important new speed advantage to American's fleet, which is currently the simplest, youngest and most efficient among U.S. network carriers. Under the terms of the agreement, Boom must meet industry-standard operating, performance and safety requirements as well as American's other customary conditions before delivery of any Overtures.
Daughter of Top Putin Ally Alexander Dugin, Who Pushed for Ukraine Invasion, Killed by Car Bomb Outside Moscow
The daughter of a Russian political philosopher was killed in a car bomb Saturday night that was meant for him, officials said. Russian criminal investigators said they were investigating her death as a murder. Daria Dugina, the daughter of Alexander Dugin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and strategist behind Russia's ongoing war effort in Ukraine, was killed when a bomb meant for him detonated in their vehicle, Russian news agency TASS reported.
The GOP Establishment Can Degrade Candidates but
Don't Dare Criticize Their Decades of Failure

Glen Eisenhardt
This is where we are. McConnell can basically tell the country right before an election the candidates, in his estimation, are poor quality. The establishment can crap where it wants to crap. It can slime where it wants to slime. But if you point out the decades of broken promises and no delivery from elderly do-nothing losers way past their expiration date with one foot in the grave like McConnell, it is tantamount to helping the Democrats.
Germany Faces Power Grid Collapse as
Demand for Electric Heaters Soar

Germany is facing a complete collapse of its power grid this winter due to the soaring demand for electric heaters amid growing fears gas supplies could be cut off. Germans are now panic buying electric heaters after firewood supplies and stoves sold out, a desperate backup option to survive the plummeting winter temperatures. But according to the boss of the Stadtwerke Wiesbaden Netz utility company, Peter Lautz, the sheer amount of citizens using electric heaters would put enormous strain on the country's electricity grid.

Chinese Toyota Plant Runs Out of Electricity
Toyota has suspended operations at a factory in China because local authorities issued an order for the region to conserve electricity. Sichuan province is reportedly rationing energy for both residential and industrial zones, complicating things for manufacturers. Toyota has said that the plant is likely to be closed through Saturday – adding that it would be monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the Chinese government. But the issue could have sweeping ramifications because the area is also home to numerous part suppliers.
Wait! What? I Thought The Planet Was Dying Because
There Was Too Much CO2!
Maine Brewers Adjust to CO2 Shortage
But Are Concerned As Problem Worsens

A shortage of carbon dioxide, a gas that's integral to the brewing process, has Maine breweries adjusting their practices, absorbing price increases and wondering how long they can sustain it. A reliable local carbon dioxide supplier and a switch to nitrogen have helped keep the problem at bay for some brewers, who say they haven't yet had to reduce production or increase the price of their product. But that may change as the shortage persists.
Teachers Union Agreement Stipulating
White Teachers Be Laid Off First Criticized

An agreement between the Minneapolis teachers union and the Minneapolis Public Schools which stipulates that White teachers will be laid off before teachers of color, regardless of their seniority, violates the Civil Rights Act, as well as the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, several critics warned. "The first thing is that this contract violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause under the U.S. Constitution," Heritage Foundation fellow Jonathan Butcher told Fox News Digital.
Bold, in-your-face racism
NYC Sucker-Punch Suspect Back at Rikers Island
After Release On No Bail for Downgraded Attempted Murder

The New York City suspect let back onto the streets following a caught-on-camera sucker punch knockout attack was returned to Rikers Island on Saturday amid public outcry over his initial release. Bui Van Phu, a 55-year-old homeless convicted sex offender, had been released without bail on Thursday. He was initially arrested on Wednesday on an attempted murder charge, but that offense was downgraded to third-degree assault and second-degree harassment – misdemeanor offenses that are not bail-eligible crimes under New York state's 2020 enacted controversial bail reform law.
CDC Changes Guidance
After Dog Contracts Monkeypox from Owners

In this case, a 4-year-old Italian greyhound developed lesions and tested positive for monkeypox 12 days after its owners first showed symptoms. The owners are two male partners who live together but were not sexually exclusive. They routinely allowed their pooch to snooze in their bed. The couple began having symptoms of monkeypox a few days after sleeping with other partners. Both men said once their symptoms started they'd been careful to prevent their dog from coming into contact with other people or pets, CBS News reported.
Firm Expects As Many As 1,000 Former Patients to
Join Lawsuit Against Tavistock Gender Clinic

The Tavistock clinic in London was the only gender identity clinic for children in England. The clinic is currently in the process of shutting down in the wake of a report which concluded some kids may have been rushed toward treatment like puberty blockers without a proper assessment of their mental condition. Now a law firm is planning a group lawsuit which it believes could attract as many as 1,000 former patients at the clinic.
Parents Call for Resignation of Officials At All-Girls School
Over Policy Allowing Biological Males to Apply

Parents, alumnae and donors of an elite all-girls school in Tennessee are calling for the resignation of those involved with implementing, then pausing, a policy which would allow biological males who identify as female to apply to the school. "We are writing to you today as an expression of a belief that the Harpeth Hall Board of Trust and the school administration has been more focused on political activism than on educating our girls," the letter, obtained by Fox News Digital, said. "Current events are simply a symptom of that activism."
Sex Offender Arrested for Trying to Assault Girl
In California Elementary School Restroom

A registered sex offender was arrested Friday after entering a southern California elementary school restroom and attempting to assault a girl, police say. Logan Nighswonger, 32, of Riverside is currently being held without bail. Around 12:30 p.m. Friday, officials received reports that a man had jumped the fence and entered a girls' bathroom at McAuliffe Elementary School. A campus supervisor observed Nighswonger come out of the restroom and heard a girl crying inside.

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