You have to wonder if leftwing “news” outlets that have been nothing more up until now than a Joe Biden protection service have gotten the word from their DNC masters that Joe needs to start making retirement plans. I can’t imagine any other reason that the Washington Post would suddenly start practicing journalism and report on the previously-unreported connection between President Biden’s late son Beau and Hunter Biden’s completely objective “special counsel,” David Weiss.
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Remember when people used to think of school board elections as the most non-controversial elections of all? In recent years, we’ve learned that while voters weren’t paying close attention, leftist activists have taken over a number of school boards and started running them like mini-dictatorships dedicated to indoctrinating children into radical left, gender and racial politics. And some of them seem to be willing to do anything to keep parents from speaking up to oppose or expose them.
I’m glad to see that voters are waking up and throwing these people out of office, and that some judges aren’t willing to put up with their shredding of parents’ constitutional rights. Like this story from Round Rock, Texas, where a local pastor and dad who was jailed to silence him just won a court victory, so his lawsuit against the school board and police will proceed. More of this, please.
Here’s a follow-up to the story of the police raid on a Kansas newspaper. The police gave their reason for the raid. See if you consider this reason enough.
For the second time in two days, I have to say: What do these people know that we don’t? And from their lips to God’s ears.
Guilty as charged
According to the media, we Republicans are a cruel and wily lot, guilty of all sorts of dirty tricks to hoodwink the public. Our latest sin: We gave terms like “woke,” “Critical Race Theory” and “diversity” negative connotations by telling people the truth about what they actually mean. I feel so guilty!
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I’ll bet you probably didn’t even know that there was an Amazon Prime TV series based on the movie “A League of Their Own,” about World War II-era female baseball teams. Well, “loosely” based. It used that movie's premise to push an anachronistic racial and gay political agenda, complete with lesbian sex scenes and an underground lesbian bar run by Rosie O’Donnell. It was so in-your-face with the LGBTQ messaging that it won awards from a number of radical gay and leftist groups, including GLAAD.
Breitbart.com notes that if you’re thinking that sounds nothing like the movie, you must’ve watched the movie wrong. The show’s co-creator Abbi Jacobson claimed that the original movie is an “iconic gay film,” even though none of the characters is gay. Okay...
One problem: Nobody watched the TV series, and it’s just become the latest piece of woke propaganda to get canceled after only one season. If it makes them feel better, they can think of it as a late-term abortion.
In related “Get Woke, Go Broke” news, major theatrical companies around the nation that went all-in on producing plays and other live performances that push leftist, racial and LGBTQ political agendas are facing financial catastrophe as donations and ticket sales have plunged.
In the spirit of supporting the arts, I want to offer them this advice:
People love “The Music Man.”
This is distressing news:
A reporter for Life Site News is covering the trial in DC of nine pro-life activists whom the government is trying to send to prison for exercising their First Amendment right to protest.
As the writer notes, guilty verdicts appear to be a foregone conclusion in this court. Not only did they seat a jury that’s predominately pro-abortion, but the judge also ordered the defense attorneys not to make any arguments related to the morality or legality of abortion. Prosecutors continually objected to defense statements that tried to explain why these people acted as they did, and the judge upheld them all.
The defense isn’t even allowed to say the words “infanticide,” “abortion” and “innocent lives,” because they’ve been declared “inflammatory language.”
It appears that abortion clinics are not the only place where First Amendment rights no longer apply. They’re also banned in DC courtrooms. I assume the attorneys are getting all this on the record for when they file their appeal to overturn this kangaroo court.
Hurricane Hilary comes ashore
Hurricane Hilary was downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to Tropical Storm Hilary as it entered Southern California, but it's still bringing damaging winds, rain and flooding to a widespread area. Here’s the latest at our deadline time, but you can find constant updates on the news.
To make matters worse, the storm was preceded by a 5.1 earthquake. Some suggested that God is trying to send a message to Californians, but I prefer not to make such presumptions and just ask you to pray for those in the storm’s path.
(Note: When we first mentioned this storm, we misspelled its name as “Hillary.” Turns out it’s with one “L.” I’m not sure why they chose that spelling, but I suspect it’s because they knew that anyone who heard the name “Hurricane Hillary” and the prediction that it would barrel in and destroy everything it touches would immediately make the same mental connection that we did.)
As always, the green left is trying to depict Hilary as a highly unusual apocalyptic event that can only be explained by climate change. At this link is a chart showing the many, many, many times similar storms have happened in the same general area since 1949.
They just don’t often make it that far north, but Hurricane Kay caused flash flooding in San Diego in 2022.
Related: I recently gave you a round-up of stories that proved that while liberals were quick to blame the devastating fires on Maui on “climate change,” the truth was that far more blame could be laid on officials who were too concerned with trendy leftist agenda items like “climate change” to do their real job of preventing wildfires.
In fact, the evidence of this as a deluded liberal-caused disaster has become so overwhelming that Leslie Eastman at Legal Insurrection believes this may go down in history as the “first woke-caused disaster” (that means a specific disaster, not a general one like Chicago, Portland, California or the Disney Corporation.)
And here’s another tragic “woke” blunder to add to the pile. Meet the Hawaii water resources official who delayed more than five hours before releasing water to firefighters. He refused to let them divert streams to reservoirs in the hard-hit Lahaina area until the fires were out of control. He reportedly told them to consult with a local farmer about the impact of water diversion before approving their request. The West Maui Land Company said they had to anxiously wait for more water as “we watched the devastation around us without the ability to help.”
Why would someone do something so deadly and stupid? Maybe because he was more concerned with jawboning about “equity” than putting out fires. In a live-streamed debate last year, he described water as an important tool for social justice, saying, “We can share it, but it requires true conversations about equity…How do we coexist with the resources we have?”
Well, congratulations: you’ve achieved “equity.” Everyone on Maui has lost their homes, businesses and loved ones, who are no longer existing at all.
Local media report that that official has been “transferred to another position” in the water department. Even if it’s a bent-over position scrubbing toilets, it’s still far too good for him.
The Babylon Bee also weighed in on this toxic woke stupidity.
Joe Biden “front-and-center” in family influence peddling; big shake-ups in the Hunter case
First, I want to once again thank Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, for appearing this weekend on my TBN show. He has been doing the heavy lifting --- the job the ‘Justice’ Department should be doing but isn’t --- in the investigation into Biden family finances, and it was wonderful to be able to take some time with him on the show. If you missed it, here’s that link. This is a MUST-SEE…
Rep. Comer offered some news that would shock anyone who hasn’t been paying attention (like mainstream media reporters.) For instance, he said that so far, they’ve identified about $21 million in suspicious deposits, and they only have about a third of the bank records. And apparently, no income taxes were paid on any of that by these “The rich must pay their fair share” Democrats.
Rep. Comer also appeared Sunday morning on SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with host Maria Bartiromo, providing more details surrounding Joe Biden’s use of aliases in White House correspondence that was copied to his son. (Recall our report from last week about his use of aliases such as “Robert L. Peters,” “Robin Ware” and “JRB Ware.”) All the emails copied to Hunter, he said, were specifically about Ukraine.
It’s very difficult to understand how Hunter Biden, described now by the White House as “a private citizen” merited being copied on these documents. Sometimes he was the ONLY person copied. Doesn’t look like much of a “firewall,” does it?
Comer said “the evidence is mounting every day,” including an obvious timeline, showing that then-Vice President Biden flew to Ukraine for the purpose of getting prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired. Shokin, as you know, had been looking into Burisma Holdings, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company whose founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, had hired both Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer to be on its executive board, despite his alleged observation that Hunter was dumber than his dog. According to a very reliable FBI confidential source, Zlochevsky had said he paid “$5 million to one Biden and $5 million to another Biden” to get Shokin fired. Joe Biden later opened his big mouth and publicly bragged about threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid unless Shokin was immediately fired.
“That’s called a quid pro quo, Maria,” Comer said. “And it’s pretty illegal, and it’s more evidence that Joe Biden was front-and-center in this influence peddling scheme.”
“What we’ve now learned is, Joe Biden was using a fake email bank to receive correspondence from his staff that he was copying Hunter Biden on. I believe...Hunter had to prove value to the Burisma owners, that they were working on this, so he was forwarding those [emails] to the owners of Burisma.” The emails would have confirmed to Zlochevsky that the Vice President was en route to Ukraine, fulfilling his end of the deal.
“Look, this is obvious,” he said, that Joe Biden abused his powers as Vice President for the sole purpose to protect his son, who was receiving millions and millions of dollars from this corrupt Ukrainian energy company, and this email ties Joe Biden and Hunter Biden into this corruption scheme, “without a shadow of a doubt.”
His current tally of the Bidens’ foreign-money loot is about $21 million (investigative journalist Peter Schweizer says it’s over $30 million. For more, here’s my interview from this weekend with Seamus Bruner, research director for Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute, whose job is to “follow the money.”)
So, WHY were the Bidens getting all those cool millions?
As for potential interference in his committee’s investigation due to the appointment of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel (and we’ll get to more about that), Comer said, “We’re about to find out.” That’s because they’re headed to court, trying to get more bank records that they think will “tell a whole lot bigger story” about Joe’s level of involvement and also how he personally benefited. Banks have told the committee that “they’re under considerable pressure not to cooperate.” The Bidens have “lawyered-up,” he said, and those attorneys know exactly where this is going. “I mean, they are building Fort Knox around these bank accounts…”
He says he’s seeing obstruction as there has never been “in the history of congressional investigations.” This obstruction comes from all sides: the Biden legal team, the DOJ, the FBI, the Secret Service, the IRS, by the Democrats (of course) on their own committee, and now potentially by the special counsel.
REDSTATE is wondering why we’re just now hearing that newly-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss used to work alongside Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden. Did you know anything about that? Us, neither! A must-read…
The DAILY CALLER reports several significant updates on the Hunter Biden case. Following in the tracks of attorney Chris Clark, three more Hunter attorneys have left the case after charges against Hunter were dismissed in Delaware, to be refiled in DC and/or California.
All three attorneys are from the Democrat powerhouse law firm of Latham & Watkins: Brian C. McManus, Timothy H. McCarten and Matthew S. Salerno. They gave no reason, which legal expert Margot Cleveland finds “interesting.” Recall that a Latham & Watkins staffer allegedly posed in a phone call as an assistant to Theodore Kittila, attorney for the House Ways & Means Committee, to try to prevent a filing with IRS whistleblower testimony to be presented to the judge. Selerno attributed this to a “miscommunication.” Right.
“Mr. Biden has been advised of, and consents to, our withdrawal,” the motion reads. “He also agrees this withdrawal will cause no material adverse effect or prejudice to him and remains completely satisfied with Mssrs. [Abbe] Lowell’s and [Richard] Jones’ continued representation of him.”
Unless there’s been more turnover among Hunter’s legal team than we know, this is the same bunch who threatened to put President Biden on the stand if Hunter were indicted on the firearms charge. In October 2022, Chris Clark said in a 32-page letter (!) to prosecutors, leaked to POLITICO just last week, that the President testifying against his own DOJ would create a “constitutional crisis.” It’s not clear if Clark’s withdrawal from the case last week had anything to do with the leak of that document.
Here’s the DAILY CALLER on the same story. They quote from Clark’s letter to U.S. Attorney David Weiss: “President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial. This of all cases justifies neither the spectacle of a sitting President testifying at a criminal trial nor the potential for a resulting Constitutional crisis.”
Judging from the left’s persecution of President Trump and their trashing of practically every right in the Constitution when it comes to putting him on trial, I would say that “Constitutional crisis” has little meaning for them except as a threat to be used. They’ll blow up the Constitution if it means getting what they want.
By the way, we just found some interesting commentary from a few weeks ago about Judge Maryellen Norieka’s refusal of Hunter’s plea deal. Julianne Murray, an attorney representing the Heritage Foundation, was in the courtroom that day and says the judge “did a really good job of sniffing out that there was stuff that was not being said out loud.”
Mike Davis, founder and president of the Article III Project, said that “we now know there was an even sweeter secret deal: today was supposed to be the end of all criminal charges involving the Biden family. They were going to protect President Biden by sweeping under the rug today in Delaware all the Biden family crimes.” They couldn’t write that into the plea agreement because of the political backlash, but that would have been the practical effect.
And did you know that before whistleblowers started coming forward about the case, Hunter’s plea deal not only gave him “future immunity” but also didn’t require him to plead guilty to ANYTHING? I am not kidding. And the DOJ had apparently accepted it. Talk about a “sweetheart” deal --- this would have been a big wet smackeroo right on the lips.
A serious look at what used to be our justice system
For a deeper look at what’s happening to our ‘justice’ system relative to the persecution of Donald Trump, there’s no better source than Mark Levin and his show Sunday night.
The whole show comes highly recommended, but here’s Mark’s powerful opening monologue.
He quoted at length from a book by French economist and writer Frederic Bastiat, THE LAW --- noting that it was a favorite of President Reagan’s --- and it’s just so apt that we’d like to pass it along:
“The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose!”
“The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!”
“...Unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions. And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters. The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose. The law has been used to destroy its own objective: it has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain, limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect. The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty and property of others.”
“It was converted plunder into a right, to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.”
That was written in France almost 200 years ago. Doesn’t it sound like the DOJ of 2023, under the control of the Democrat Party?
A subdued Victor Davis Hanson appeared later in the show, warning about the consequences down the road if DAs and state attorneys general start taking it upon themselves to indict Presidents at the state level. The precedent this sets is disastrous. The time has passed, he said, when Republicans can allow the left to “win ugly” while we “lose nobly.” He pointed out that these people are not democrats (small “d”) --- they’re revolutionaries and must be stopped.
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