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Nevada Governor slams Biden
The Governor of Nevada slammed President Biden for locking up over 500,000 acres of mineral-rich land by declaring it the Avi Kwa Ame national monument. He said the White House didn’t even respond to his concerns before acting, and it will bring hardship to Nevadans for generations by blocking development and mining projects (but that’s okay: Biden will get all the minerals he needs for his electric car pipedream by buying them from China.)If I were him, I wouldn’t assume that Biden is personally responsible for this. I suspect it’s just another one of those “doing whatever his radical left staffers tell him to do” incidents. Especially since the other big story related to this was the fact that Biden couldn’t even manage to pronounce “Avi Kaw Ame” despite multiple stabs at it.
Cereal Giant Kellogg’s proves how flaky it is
I recently wrote about the nearly $83 billion (yes, with a “b”) that woke corporations showered on Black Lives Matter and other leftist groups to keep from being called racist (not that it helped them.) But while the leaders of BLM were celebrating getting all that money by buying mansions and putting their relatives on the payroll, it seems that nobody was talking about the effects on the companies of giving away all that moolah. Now that we finally are talking about that (like the focus on Silicon Valley Bank crashing and leaving their depositors hanging out to dry, but somehow having $74 million to give to BLM), here’s a story that went overlooked: The Federalist reports that the cereal giant Kellogg’s proved how flaky its corporate leaders are by giving a heaping bowlful of cash - $91 million! – to BLM and a campaign to “fuel innovative and actionable solutions to build a racially equitable future,” all less than a year after employees went on strike to protest cuts in benefits. These included reduced health care benefits, limited vacation days and enforced work weeks as long as 84 hours.
Extensive collusion between the Biden administration and the National School Board Association
The Biden “Justice” Department continues to claim they just can’t figure out who might be firebombing pro-life pregnancy centers (it can’t be those sweet kids from Antifa; why, that’s not a terrorist group, it’s just an “idea.”) But the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government and House Judiciary Committee just released a report exposing extensive collusion between the Biden administration and the National School Board Association to brand parents as terrorists for criticizing school lockdowns, critical race theory and inappropriate sexual content in the classroom. The report includes a detailed timeline showing how the NSBA worked with the DOJ, the White House and the Department of Education to push for federal investigations of parents around the country, motivated by political concerns, not law enforcement.
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