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When I first wrote about the FBI arrest of pro-life activist Mark Houck, I pointed out the wide discrepancy in the versions of the event. Houck’s wife said up to 25 agents pounded on the door and pointed guns at her husband, herself and their children. The FBI claims there were no guns drawn and it was a standard arrest with no unusual incidents. Someone's lying, and as I said then, I am all out of benefits of the doubt when it comes to the FBI.

But that raises more questions. Like, why should a bunch of FBI agents show up in the first place to arrest a pro-life activist on an assault accusation that had already been thrown out of court and turn it into a federal case of interfering with abortion clinic access? Especially when they seem to be doing almost nothing about real threats to access to pro-life pregnancy centers from radical left pro-abortion activists, like firebombing them or threatening to murder their staffers.

Sen. Josh Hawley sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking him three questions to clarify these discrepancies. I’m not a betting man, but if I were, I wouldn’t bet a penny on Garland actually answering them.

https://www.westernjournal.com/sen-josh-hawley-demands-ag-garland-answer-3-questions-swat-style-raid-arrest-pro-life-activist/

 New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is best known in the US for instituting one of the most iron-fisted, rights-crushing COVID lockdowns in the world. Recently, she spoke at the UN, where she called for creating a new Internet with “rules and transparency” to prevent people from voicing “misinformation.” She described freedom of speech on the Internet as a “weapon of war.”

https://instapundit.com/545102/

I like journalist Glenn Greenwald’s analysis: “This is the face of authoritarianism - even though it looks different than you were taught to expect. And it's the mindset of tyrants everywhere. This is someone so inebriated by her sense of righteousness and superiority that she views dissent as an evil too dangerous to allow.”

I will just add this: I may not agree with her idiotic attack on freedom of speech…but I will defend to the death her right to say it.

Democrats who hoped that the unprecedented, high-profile FBI raid of former President Trump’s house was going to destroy Trump’s political future and boost them in the midterm elections are in for a rude awakening from the latest I&I/TIPP poll. They’ve been polling on 2022 Congressional and 2024 Presidential preferences since before the raid and up to today. Here are the results:

https://issuesinsights.com/2022/09/28/trump-suffers-zero-electoral-fallout-from-fbis-mar-a-lago-raid-ii-tipp-poll/

In August, before the FBI raid on Trump, Democrats and Republicans were tied 46%-46% in the Congressional preference poll. Republicans now lead 48%-46%. As for Trump, before the raid, he had the support of 53% of Republicans. Now, he has 54% support, and his potential rivals have slipped.

It appears that the raid and Biden’s subsequent demonizing of Republicans haven’t hurt Trump or Republicans - they might even have boosted them a little -- but they have tarnished the reputations of Biden, the Democrats, the FBI and the DOJ. Too bad the Dems never heard that old saying that when you point your finger at someone else, three fingers are pointing back at you.

Sen. Joe Manchin betrayed Republicans and his principles, and self-immolated his political career in West Virginia, by making a deal with Chuck Schumer to help pass the bloated and criminally-misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act” in exchange for vague promises of pro-energy policies, like reform of oil lease permitting. Well, he came to collect and discovered the Dems got what they wanted from him, so they have no intention of keeping that promise.

He should have asked me, and I would have reminded him of how it was said of both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama that their promises came with an expiration date. Meanwhile, Bonchie at Redstate.com sorts through the ashes to try to figure out how Manchin could have been so naïve as to nuke his political career in exchange for what was clearly a phony promise from a professional liar.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/09/27/joe-manchins-humiliation-is-complete-after-deal-falls-through-n633853

We’ve already talked about this story, but now there’s even more evidence that Hunter Biden was involved in a deal to try to sell US natural gas to China, which China saw as a way to infiltrate and take over America’s energy infrastructure. Hunter’s texts and emails indicate that he asked for office space and keys for Jill and Joe Biden, linking them to his shady deals with China. And Hunter’s assistant in this deal was reportedly a Chinese spy with whom he allegedly had a Swalwell/Fang Fang-style “relationship.”

https://dailycaller.com/2022/09/26/watters-comer-hunter-biden-fang-swalwell-china/

At this point, the only way this story would surprise me is if Hunter WASN’T in bed with a Chinese spy.

Here's more on this from the Epoch Times:

https://yournews.com/2022/09/23/2419778/biden-family-worked-to-sell-american-gas-drilling-assets-to/

And as long as we're on the subject of Chinese spies…

https://redstate.com/slee/2022/09/26/china-brings-home-162-nuclear-scientists-read-spies-from-new-mexico-n633147

Media ignore dangerous rhetoric

September 28, 2022

David Marcus at Fox News continues to (deservedly) pound the Democrats for their slander of Trump-voting Republicans as dangerous extremists and their lapdog media for ignoring the vehicular homicide of teenager Cayler Ellingson, allegedly run down by a drunken Democrat who thought he was a “violent Republican extremist” (I wonder where he got that idea?)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/media-ignore-biden-dangerous-rhetoric-death-republican-extremist

The same media outlets that made the unjust death of George Floyd a 24/7 story are silent on the murder of Cayler Ellingson, and on the outrageous release of his alleged killer on a paltry $50,000 bond. I’m glad to see that Marcus is taking up the same call that I’ve been making for days now:

“What is shocking and amazing is that the president of the United States won’t walk back this dangerous political tactic even as it leads to violence.”

At the risk of repeating myself: If Biden doesn’t call another prime time address to retract his previous dangerous, divisive and irresponsible demonization of half the US population, and tell those who actually listen to him that violence is an unacceptable political tactic, then he is unworthy of holding the office of the President.

North Dakota Report

September 26, 2022

A North Dakota official reports that there is no evidence that 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson was a “Republican extremist,” the excuse given by a man who ran him down with his car and killed him (and who is already, inexplicably, free on $50,000 bail.) Then again, if we required any sort of evidence before accusing someone of being a “Republican extremist,” a lot of politicians and media figures wouldn’t have anything to say at all.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/north-dakota-official-says-no-evidence-supports-suspects-claim-teen-was-republican-extremist

 

The Latest from Kurt Schlichter

September 26, 2022

Why Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should run for President in 2024, no matter what Trump does, since it’s his moment and if he lets that window close, it may never open so wide again.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2022/09/22/of-course-ron-desantis-will-runand-he-may-very-well-win-n2613398?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky2

Related: You can tell the media expect DeSantis to run and are absolutely terrified of him because they’re already doing that thing they always do: trying to convince us that the next Republican (DeSantis) is even worse than the last Republican (Trump) whom they claimed was “literally Hitler.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2022/09/19/it-begins-media-starts-framing-desantis-as-worse-than-trump-n2613274

Upping the ante

September 26, 2022

Just when you think California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s radical leftism can’t get any more offensive, he ups the ante by placing billboards in conservative states promoting abortion services in California with a quote from Jesus: "Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these."

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/09/23/newsoms-abortion-ads-quoting-scripture-n2613502

As the linked article points out, “abominable” and “Satanic” are just two of the terms that Christians are applying to Newsom’s attempt to co-opt the words of Jesus to promote murdering innocent babies in their mothers’ wombs.

Golf shoes in the news

September 15, 2022

Trump Derangement Syndrome is a sad, brain-wasting disease, and seldom has there been a more pathetic example of the symptoms than this week, when deranged Trump haters on Twitter became convinced that Trump was about to be arrested on federal charges because he was spotted in DC… wearing GOLF SHOES! He was actually there to visit his golf course. Still, there’s no denying that the golf shoes certainly did suggest that he was facing federal charges. And if not, then how do you explain the giant invisible rabbit that was accompanying him, hmmmm?!...

https://www.westernjournal.com/leftists-immediately-begin-predicting-trumps-arrest-exits-plane-golf-shoes-collective-thinking-power-missed-obvious-conclusion/

The Left eats its own

September 15, 2022

It’s always kind of satisfying when the monsters created by leftwing political and media figures turn and devour them. So gaze in awe at this story, in which a writer for the liberal magazine The Atlantic contacted a black female curator at the Guggenheim Museum via Twitter to politely ask for an interview and was slapped back with an unhinged, 30-tweet thread accusing her of being a bullying, unethical, presumptive, offensive, demanding, arrogant and “dangerously wrong” racist.

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2022/09/12/auto-draft-61-n496046

 

Brian Stelter's New Gig

September 15, 2022

As if Americans didn’t already suspect that college degrees are highly overvalued, it was announced that recently-fired CNN host/DNC mouthpiece Brian Stelter has been hired by Harvard’s Kennedy School as the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow. He will reportedly help instruct students on “threats to democracy.” So what’s his job, being Exhibit A?

https://www.westernjournal.com/brian-stelters-new-gig-getting-dumped-cnn-shows-exactly-mess/

"They Elected Democrats"

September 15, 2022

It’s so sad to see that the beautiful town of Asheville, North Carolina, is plagued by a 31% spike in violent crime, loss of police, homelessness, drugs, drug gang activity and the genuine fascists of Antifa. And all of these plagues stem from the same three simple words that describe all the beautiful cities in America that have spiraled into anarchy in recent years:

“They elected Democrats.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/democrat-run-tourist-town-north-carolina-sees-violent-crime-spike-as-police-dwindle-perfect-storm

Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray has been attacking her Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley for questioning the integrity of the 2020 election. So Smiley’s campaign pulled up a 2005 statement from Murray, questioning “election irregularities” in George W. Bush’s defeat of John Kerry, and calling for “election reform” as a “top priority.”

https://freebeacon.com/democrats/patty-murray-slams-opponent-for-questioning-election-results-she-did-the-same-thing-in-2004/

It should be easy for just about any Republican who’s smeared as an “election denier” to do the same thing, since, as I recently quoted the late father of one of my writers, “According to them, no Democrat ever lost a ‘fair’ election.”

The media gave a lot of attention to a claim that Brigham Young University fans yelled racial slurs at black Duke volleyball players. But an investigation turned up no evidence that it actually happened. That’s not such a surprise, since there have been many such hoax claims, but what’s unusual and encouraging about this one is that the retraction is actually getting a little media attention, too.

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2022/09/12/auto-draft-60-n495991

Maybe things really are changing at CNN if they're willing to devote a segment called “On Further Review” to admitting that they rushed to judgement in trumpeting the first story without doing due diligence.

John Sexton at Hotair.com rightly points out that CNN felt the need to remind us that there is still “systemic racism,” so why did all the allegedly racist systems, from the schools to the media, rush to condemn the alleged racists before they even knew if the story was true? For a bunch of racist systems, they certainly seem terrified of anyone thinking they’re racist.

My latest podcast episode

September 14, 2022

Today on “The People’s Podcast,” Governor Huckabee reflects on the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and how it forever changed America. Also the Gov. reacts to Pres. Biden’s divisive speech about the MAGA movement. Then a fascinating conversation with commentator and author David Limbaugh. Limbaugh’s latest, part of his best-selling series on Jesus and the early church, is “The Resurrected Jesus: The Church in the New Testament.” Finally, Governor Huckabee shares his thoughts on the life and leadership of Queen Elizabeth II.

Listen Here.

We now know more details about both the victim and the alleged perpetrator of the horrific beheading murder of a young woman in San Francisco. I warn you, this is a disturbing story:

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2022/09/11/update-beheaded-mom-identified-and-guess-what-the-killer-is-an-illegal-immigrant-with-an-expired-visa-n1628474

The major points: the victim was the mother of the alleged killer’s one-year-old toddler. And the accused killer is a diagnosed schizophrenic who reportedly drank heavily while on meds, and also an illegal immigrant who came here from Venezuela ten years ago on a tourist visa that long since expired. He also reportedly had a prior conviction for raping a minor and was furious at the victim for threatening to tell people about that.

The expired visa and criminal record are the kind of things that, in a nation that enforced laws, would have normally resulted in local authorities reporting him to ICE for deportation. But this happened in the “sanctuary city” of San Francisco, where big-hearted liberal authorities refuse to cooperate with ICE to help them deport illegal alien criminals. That would be inhumane. Apparently, raping minors and beheading Americans isn’t.

From Our “Reeeeally?” File

September 12, 2022

New Orleans’ Democratic Mayor LaToya Cantrell is fighting criticism of her habit of upgrading her flights to First Class at taxpayer expense by claiming that it’s a matter of personal safety for her not to fly coach. She said her critics “don’t understand the world black women walk in.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/democrat-mayor-flies-first-class-across-europe-taxpayer-dime-argues-economy-unsafe-black-women/

Apparently, if you’re a black woman, it’s dangerous for you to fly coach. As the article notes, many of her staffers are black men and women, and they’re required to fly coach, so I guess they must be getting attacked all the time by marauders or bears or something.

In case you missed this

September 12, 2022

Ed Morrissey of the Hot Air blog wrote a piece on President Biden’s Nuremberg-style anti-MAGA rant and what is the REAL threat to America that was so well-done and so thought-provoking that the site decided to take it out from behind their paywall and make it available to everyone. All it will cost you to read it is a few minutes of your time, and trust me, it’s well worth that.

https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2022/09/03/bidens-soulless-screed-a-smokescreen-for-what-really-ails-the-nation-n494034

She’s consistent. During the primary, she refused to debate her opponent Marco Lopez; and now, she’s refused to debate her Republican opponent, Kari Lake. In a remarkably arrogant statement, Hobbs’ campaign manager said, “Unfortunately, debating a conspiracy theorist like Kari Lake – whose entire campaign platform is to cause enormous chaos and make Arizona the subject of national ridicule – would only lead to constant interruptions, pointless distractions, and childish name-calling."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrat-katie-hobbs-declines-arizona-gubernatorial-debate-kari-lake-again

Names like what, “chicken”? Because pardon me for pointing this out, but that seems remarkably accurate.

Whoever decided that 9/11 was a good day to leak the news of US prosecutors negotiating to lift the death penalties of the 9/11 conspirators and their mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and release them should be exposed and fired. And so should whoever came up with the idea of releasing them.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-prosecutors-may-negotiate-plea-deal-architect-khalid-sheikh-mohammed-conspirators-report

I think actor James Woods, who was the first person to see and suspect something was afoot before the 9/11 attacks (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/out-of-the-woods-2/), summed it up best on Twitter:

“To see this headline on September 11 is appalling. Why is justice such an elusive concept in America today? Will the heinous among us never be held accountable? This is an outrage, and to read about it on this sacred day is an insult to the fallen.”

The Biden DOJ has submitted its proposed choice for a special master to review documents seized from President Trump’s home. She’s a retired Clinton-appointed judge who has given thousands of dollars in donations to Democrats. She’s also the same judge whom former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted to review sexual harassment allegations against him. All of which raises the question: “Was Hillary Clinton herself not available for the job?”

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admins-choice-special-master-revealed-dnc-donor-former-clinton-nominated-judge/

Feeling the pressure from the media, Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman finally agreed to debate Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz, “sometime in the middle-to-end of October.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2022/09/07/fetterman-agrees-to-debate-oz-in-october-n2612799

Oz’s communications director replied that it has to be “a REAL (debate) with REAL journalists asking REAL questions.” I’d definitely watch that, just to see something I haven’t seen in years.

Even as the Biden White House claims it’s authorized lots of new oil leases so it can blame the oil industry for high gas prices, it’s actually made it much more difficult to search for and produce more domestic oil. And on Tuesday, Biden quietly signed an order reversing yet another Trump policy that helped make America energy-independent by stopping drilling that had already been authorized under 113 permits in three Western states.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-deals-hefty-blow-american-industry-trump-era-solutions-get-smacked/

When the media tries to gaslight you by praising Biden for bringing down gas prices remember this:

1. They’re still over a dollar a gallon higher than they were when he took office.

2. Thanks to his crazy, war-on-domestic-oil policies, they aren’t likely to keep dropping much longer. They’re only lower now because he made gas so expensive people were forced to stop driving, which reduced demand. But it’s about as low as it can go without the Dems finally achieving their ultimate dream of forcing us all to give up our cars entirely.

Here’s yet another example of the kind of wildly inappropriate leftist indoctrination that’s being forced on your kids without your knowledge or consent. A teacher at San Juan Hills High School in Capistrano, repeatedly boasted on TikTok about the “queer library” of over 100 books she’s kept in her classroom for students to read for five years, some of them containing sex imagery and information on orgies, sex parties and BDSM.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/california-high-school-teacher-boasts-queer-library-with-material-on-orgies-bdsm-kink

Warning: even though the writers of that article did their best to self-censor, even the most discrete descriptions of these books are quite graphic. There’s a reason why such books are branded “Adults Only.” That should be your first clue that they don’t belong in a school classroom.

The social media platform Snap (formerly Snapchat) admitted that it had “inadvertently” exposed data on Republicans to Democrat research firms that are using it to hone ad messages just before a major election.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/09/08/social-media-giant-accidentally-hands-gop-voter-information-to-democrats-n624379

Don’t get upset, though, because Axios assures us that this was merely a “slip-up” that allowed the Democrats to “unwittingly” tap into a vast repository of Republican user data to their electoral advantage. It’s not “cheating” or “election interference” or “sabotage,” or anything like that. Why, it’s just a big, innocent “Oopsy!”

And if it helps the Democrats to have an unfair advantage in the election, don’t you dare complain about the system being rigged, or you’ll be an election denier who’s attacking our democracy. See how that works?

Yes, we all see it. Now, if they really want to make it right, give the Republicans access to the private data on Democrat users.

No? Didn’t think so…

Nothing to see here, just more emails surfacing about Hunter Biden’s business relationship with a top Chinese Communist Party official who allegedly sat at his table at a dinner in Beijing, welcoming his dad, the then-Vice President. Bonus: this little back-scratching rendezvous was allegedly set up at the request of another of Hunter’s business associates, the nephew of notorious Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-said-happy-introduce-business-associates-top-ccp-official

But I’m sure there’s nothing newsworthy here. Let’s go back to talking about how Trump should be in prison for “stealing” some “Top Secret” magazine clippings.

Left-wing craziness

September 9, 2022

I normally don’t comment on crazy leftist political statements by celebrities because as far as news value goes, that’s about on the level of “Duck Quacks!” But I’ll link to this one because Jennifer Lawrence is getting so much attention with her claim that she’s suffering nightmares about Tucker Carlson. Personally, I’m more concerned with her comment about how she’s had to work so hard to “forgive” her dad and her family for being Republicans. I don’t know her family, but I seriously doubt they feel the need to beg her forgiveness for not being deranged Hollywood leftists who can’t cope with knowing there’s anyone out there with views that differ from theirs.

https://www.westernjournal.com/jennifer-lawrence-haunted-tucker-carlson-talk-therapist/

As that link reminds us with all the photos of Jennifer cozying up to rapist monster Harvey Weinstein, the rest of us don’t need Hollywood to absolve us for our moral failings.

Related: AOC was given the glamour shot/puff piece treatment by GQ magazine and used the platform to complain about how women and minorities are just too oppressed to make it in America. Also, that the sticking point for her about running for President is that there are too many limits on Presidential power because of that pesky Constitution.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-mocked-gq-magazine-feature-wait-what

Now do you see why I usually ignore leftist celebrities who talk about politics?

The suspect arrested in yesterday’s shooting spree that locked down Memphis and injured three people and killed four, including a 17-year-old girl, is a repeat offender out on early release. He was previously charged with attempted murder, pleaded down to a lesser charge, was sentenced to three years in prison and released back onto the streets after just 11 months.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/memphis-police-seeking-suspect-string-shootings-recorded-facebook

This wasn’t even the only shocking violent crime that happened in Memphis this week, as the news is still filled with the horrific abduction and murder of Eliza Fletcher, allegedly by a suspect who was convicted of raping a man when he was just 14 and who also recently was released early after serving 20 years of a 24-year sentence for kidnapping a woman at gunpoint.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/eliza-fletcher-memphis-target-abductions-highlight-violent-crime-city-outpouring-public-concern

There are also several other newsmaking crimes out of Memphis, including the ambush of a police officer and the abduction of a woman and her baby from a Target parking lot.

Sadly, the people of Memphis will likely have to get used to such outrages because voters recently chose to replace their Republican mayor and district attorney with two Democrats, the DA being backed by George “Empty the jails and defund the police” Soros. Todd Starnes asked the outgoing DA what Memphis would look like under a Soros-backed DA, and she replied that it would look "like San Francisco.” Sounds like it already does.

https://mighty990.com/catastrophic-republicans-pummeled-in-shelby-county-election/

By coincidence, Ann Coulter’s new column is about Memphis’ crime problem and the nationwide crime wave set off by insane criminal-coddling Democrat policies, as well as the current ludicrous campaign to try to convince us that it’s the Democrats who back the police and will “make America safer.” Only if you consider it “safer” to take guns away from law-abiding citizens so they can’t shoot any of the poor rapists, armed robbers and murderers that the Dems keep letting out of jail.

https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2022/09/07/dems-a-killer-on-every-block-and-two-rapists-in-every-backyard-n2612783?utm

Steve Bannon is indicted

September 8, 2022

Former Trump associate Steve Bannon has been indicted by New York authorities on charges similar to those he was already pardoned for on the federal level by Trump.

https://redstate.com/jerrywilson/2022/09/07/steve-bannon-facing-criminal-charges-in-new-york-n623837

Bannon pulled no punches in describing this as a partisan hit job on all Trump supporters just prior to the midterm elections and also insisted that it will not intimidate him into silence.

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-steve-bannon-responds-after-new-york-state-indictment-they-are-coming-after-all-of-us

As for whether there is any substance to the charges, who knows? I’ll reserve judgement until I see the evidence, if there is any, or if that even matters anymore when it’s New York legal authorities dealing with Trump associates.

I warned you recently that leftist and anarchist thugs, emboldened by the fact that they are protected from consequences of their horrendous actions by Democrat officials in blue cities, have now taken to carrying guns. And over the weekend, they used them in Portland, Oregon, a town that they and its leftist leaders have destroyed.

Sunday night near the Expo Center, the mob was holding one of their illegal street occupations when an elderly man drove his van onto the scene. Realizing his mistake, he tried to drive away, but one of the thugs fired at least 18 rounds at his van.

https://thepostmillennial.com/andy-ngo-reports-portland-street-mob-shoots-at-elderly-driver-accidentally-kills-one-of-their-own

The elderly driver was bleeding heavily and appeared to be shot. Police had a hard time getting past the mob but got him to a hospital. Two of the demonstrators were also struck, and one, 20-year-old Cameron Taylor, later died. A GoFundMe campaign for his funeral claims he was “struck by a stray bullet.” But that wasn’t a bullet just flying around, minding its own business. It was one of numerous bullets fired at innocent people by a criminal street thug who is now a murderer.

Attention, President Biden: this is what violent mobs who are a threat to the foundation of our society really look like. They’re not grandparents in red caps or blue collar workers waving American flags. They’re violent, lawless thugs. Now, they’re armed, deadly thugs. And they’re YOURS.

A new report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s office confirmed that during last year’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal, the DHS failed to properly vet thousands of Afghan refugees who were allowed into the US, to screen out terrorist threats. At least two have now been identified as national security risks. (No word on whether they’re a greater threat to national security than some old magazine clippings locked in a secure room at Donald Trump’s house.) Nearly 1,300 weren’t even fingerprinted as required before being allowed into the US.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/rep-tom-tiffany-surprise-american-people-misled

This doesn’t come as news to Wisconsin Rep. Tom Tiffany, who tried to raise an alarm a year ago. He said he was at a military base when the first group of 2,000 refugees came in. He asked about them and discovered that they’d not only been through no vetting, but they were allowed to simply walk off the base with no authorization and go who knows where. The DHS denied this, and the “fact-checkers” at Politifact rated Tiffany’s warning as “mostly false” because it didn’t match the official story, which we now know was a lie. Tiffany said he has a message in to Politifact, asking if they’re going to correct that initial assessment. Good luck!

Sadly, many of our current self-proclaimed “fact-checkers” have also gone through no vetting to ensure that they are what they claim to be. They’re cited as justification for squashing freedom of speech if someone is judged to be spreading “disinformation.” But as we’re now learning on topics ranging from Afghanistan to COVID, “disinformation” often means “information that will take at least a year to get the federal government to admit is true.”

The always entertaining Kurt Schlichter, who was a military man as well as a columnist and attorney, has a new column schooling President Biden on the stupidity of his arrogant claim that citizens armed with rifles are no match for a government with F-15 jets.

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2022/09/05/f15-vs-ar15-bet-on-the-guys-with-the-guns-n2612609?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky2

You’d think Biden might have considered some of this, since he made that snarky comment on the one-year anniversary of him surrendering Afghanistan to a bunch of guys with rifles.

Tuesday, Primary elections were held in Massachusetts. In the Democratic race for Governor, current state Attorney General Maura Healy easily won, running virtually unopposed. She’s an anti-gun far-leftist who would be the first openly lesbian Governor. On the Republican side, Trump-endorsed Geoff Diehl defeated moderate Republican Chris Doughty, whom the Party establishment thought would have a better chance of winning.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2022/09/06/tuesday-primary-preview-n2612687

Massachusetts currently has a Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, and Lt. Governor, Karen Polito, believe it or not. Many had hoped Polito would run, but she decided against it, saying it would distract from her focus on getting the state out of the pandemic.

This primary has definitely left Massachusetts voters with a clear choice. While Healy is heavily favored to win, let’s all pray they make the right choice and surprise us.

BLM: A bad investment

September 7, 2022

Twenty-six grassroots chapters of Black Lives Matter are suing BLM national co-founder Shalomyah Bowers, claiming he defrauded them by siphoning off $10 million in donations that he used as his “personal piggy bank.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/black-lives-matter-leader-accused-stealing-ten-million-organization-unjust-enrichment

Wait, you’re saying that trying to ease your white guilt by showering money on an organization you know nothing about turned out to be a bad investment? Who could’ve predicted that?!

Today's Must Read

September 7, 2022

In an exclusive, the Daily Caller reports that the FBI used a secret form to get Americans to voluntarily relinquish their Constitutional right to buy, own or even use firearms. They report that “at least 15 people between 2016 and 2019 signed the secret forms, which ask signatories to declare themselves as either a ‘danger’ to themselves or others or lacking ‘mental capacity adequately to contract or manage’ their lives.”

https://dailycaller.com/2022/09/06/fbi-second-amendment-nics/

Attorneys specializing in Second Amendment law say this raises serious concerns (I would question how it could be legally binding to sign a contract agreeing that you aren't mentally fit to sign a contract.)  Comparing it to the sci-fi movie “Minority Report,” they said it appears that the FBI thought it could “take constitutional rights away from anyone it thinks possibly might pose a threat in the future…which certainly is not something you expect in the United States.”

Well, it might be something you’d expect from the FBI, but only if you’ve been paying close attention.

When are the people who want to regulate and ban guns going to learn the first thing about the object they want to regulate and ban? President Biden just gave us yet another example of his utter ignorance of a subject he claims to be passionate about, telling a crowd in Pennsylvania, “Do you realize the bullet out of an AR-15 travels five times as rapidly as a bullet shot out of any other gun?”

https://notthebee.com/article/biden-do-you-realize-that-a-bullet-shot-out-of-an-ar-15-travels-five-times-as-rapidly-as-a-bullet-shot-out-of-any-other-gun

No, it doesn’t. It’s not even the fastest among commonly-available rifles. But if Dems believe that, no wonder they think victims of AR-15s can't be autopsied because their bodies disintegrate (yes, that’s a thing that’s actually been said.) Check out the link for information on muzzle velocity that wasn’t pulled of thin air.

One could argue that the left’s fervor to spend us into bankruptcy by lavishing money on their green cronies isn’t exactly a good intention, but let’s grant them the benefit of the doubt and say they truly believe they’re saving the planet. And let’s put aside the issue of whether they actually are (no.) Let’s look instead at the most basic, lowest bar question of all: is there a serious downside to allocating hundreds of billions of dollars to subsidizing weatherproofing of people’s homes? Sure, our grandkids will be saddled with the bill, but at least we’ll have lower energy costs and be all snug in the winter and cool in the summer in our greatly improved homes, so that's positive, right?

Wrong:

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/08/30/cloudy_with_a_chance_of_porkballs_federal_weatherizations_back_850334.html

An analysis by Real Clear Investigations (lots more details at the link) found that the last time the government poured a ton of money into “weatherization” subsidies was in the 2009 stimulus bill passed under Obama. Auditors later found that it resulted in “fraud, embezzlement, shoddy work, inflated expenses for parts and materials, sketchy billing, kickbacks, and gimcrack construction.” And guess what happened when Congress let “Community Action Agencies” oversee the spending of all that money: “prices for smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and thermostats ranged from about 120 percent to 200 percent over the average retail price.”

Wait, are they saying that when the government tries to solve a problem by throwing a mountain of money at it, some unscrupulous people will exploit that situation to enrich themselves at taxpayer expense? Why has nobody ever warned Washington about this?! I sure hope that didn't happen with all that COVID relief money!

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/biggest-fraud-generation-looting-covid-relief-program-known-ppp-n1279664

Remember When

September 1, 2022

You know you’re getting old if you remember when college was a place where you were exposed to a variety of ideas and learned how to think and debate.

https://freebeacon.com/campus/campus-conformity-college-students-say-they-self-censor-political-opinions-poll-finds/

Today: a new poll by the college-ranking site Intelligent found that 59% of students censor themselves because they’re afraid of expressing their political views in class. But guess who’s not afraid to do that. 85% if students say their teachers express political views in class (15% do it “frequently”), and 77% say their teachers espouse leftwing ideas.

That’s how college went from being a laboratory of ideas that taught students how to think to being an overpriced indoctrination factory that teaches them what to think.

"The Unifying Party"

August 30, 2022

Watch the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee on national TV embrace and echo President Biden in smearing tens of millions of Republicans as “extremists” and “semi-Fascists” who are launching a “full-frontal attack” on “our freedoms as a people.”

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/08/28/dnc-chair-triples-down-with-biden-demonizing-millions-of-americans-as-semi-fascist-n619244

And just to make it clear who’s blowing hot gas, here’s what happened when some leftist protesters showed up to attack a peaceful rally by supporters of the mother of slain January 6th protester Ashli Babbitt. Yes, Joe, these are YOUR people. See if you can figure out who the violent, vile, divisive extremists are in this scenario.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/disgusting-crazed-leftists-descend-ashlis-babbitts-mothers-rally-outside-dc-gitmo-scream-ashli-deserved-die-fk-jesus-exclusive-video/

 

Michigan: Request denied

August 30, 2022

In a horrifying blow to the voting rights of one of the Democratic Party’s most loyal constituencies, the US Western District Court of Michigan denied Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s request to throw out a lawsuit claiming that she refused to remove nearly 26,000 dead people from the state’s registered voter rolls.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/08/25/court-rejects-democrat-officials-attempt-keep-26k-dead-people-michigan-voter-rolls/

These are not recently-deceased people whom the state just hasn’t gotten around to removing yet.  23,663 of them have been dead for five years or more, and 3,956 have been dead for over 20 years.  You’ve got to admire the kind of dedication to democracy that it takes to maintain your voter status when you’ve been dead for 20 years.

You never know what surprises are going to fall out of it. Like when he was describing all the wondrous things Democrats are going to do to us…er, “for” us…if they keep Congress, and he tossed in this:

“We’ll pass election reform and make sure no one, no one, ever has the opportunity to steal an election again.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/08/28/whoa-did-biden-admit-elections-have-been-stolen-n1624877

So he’s admitting elections were stolen in the past? Wonder which ones? And does this make him – shudder! – an “election denier?” I thought that was a treasonous offense.

Pointing out that election reform that actually makes elections MORE trustworthy is what Republicans are pushing for while Democrats want the opposite would be gilding the lily with this story.

People with money in the game aren’t buying the White House’s double talk about inflation being zero and recession having a whole new definition. Instead, they’re selling off stocks, with the Dow dropping over 1,000 points on Friday. Here are more of the details behind the dumpster fire that was ignited by a speech by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.  

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/08/27/fed-chair-powell-speaks-the-truth-and-the-dow-plummets-1000-points-n1624657

 

Washington, DC, has delayed plans to block unvaccinated children from attending school or even getting remote online learning classes. 

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/08/27/d-c-will-delay-enforcing-vaccination-mandate-due-the-potential-for-empty-classrooms-n1624627

Parents who don’t trust the vaccine and don’t see the point of giving it to children who are at the lowest risk from COVID of any group were up in arms over basically being told that their kids would be denied an education unless they knuckled under. But what really forced their hand was the revelation that black kids make up the largest group of unvaccinated students (40% of them are unjabbed), so black Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser would be barring black children from attending school.

I guess it’s “woke” for the Democrats to bring back segregation and judging people by their skin color, but bringing back their old practice of barring black kids from attending public schools was going a little too far even for them.

The Colorado Springs, Colorado, pioneer league baseball team The Rocky Mountain Vibes canceled a planned “Family Night” over protests of the sponsors, one of which was a pro-life organization called “Save the Storks.” Their terrifying and offensive mission statement: “to create a story of hope and empowerment for every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.” Can’t have that!

https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2022/08/27/sign-of-the-times-baseball-team-abruptly-cancels-family-night-shuts-out-pro-life-groups-n1624660

The team has been struggling this season to draw 1500 fans to games, and Family Night would have brought in up to 3,000, but as Robert Spencer at PJ Media observes, those must be the “wrong kind of people.” You know: pro-family. He also reminds us that baseball's entire Major League spent June promoting “Pride Month,” with the Milwaukee Brewers even hosting a “Drag Queen Night.”

Spencer also notes that the mascot of the Vibes is a marshmallow man, which seems extremely appropriate.

An internal DHS memo sent in the wake of the Mar-A-Lago raid. It lists as potential warning signs for “Domestic Violence Extremists” (i.e., domestic terrorists) people who express concerns that “government overreach” and “election fraud” are a threat to the country.

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/dhs-whistleblower-leaks-new-joint-intelligence-bulletin-on-domestic-violent/

Well, to be on the safe side, and to again reassure the Biden DHS that I have no interest in promoting violence of any sort, let me just say that I fully agree with them that government overreach and election fraud are just fantastic!

Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are crowing that the defeat of a constitutional amendment in Kansas last week that would have returned the right to make abortion laws to the state legislature shows that the public is pro-abortion, and this issue will really help them at the polls in November.

But Margot Cleveland at the Federalist suspects that voters were hoodwinked by a tsunami of deceptive ads paid for by millions of dollars that poured in from outside of Kansas. Also, that they will soon regret their vote when they realize the far-reaching ramifications and how the pro-abortion movement plans to use the courts to turn Kansas into “the abortion oasis of the Midwest.”

https://thefederalist.com/2022/08/03/deception-drove-kansans-to-vote-down-pro-life-value-them-both-amendment/

A lot of people make documentaries, but very few change minds. But the latest from Ami Horowitz just might make a real difference.

Horowitz, who’s appeared on my TBN show, interviewed a number of gays and lesbians in San Francisco, who unanimously said they support the Palestinians and hate Israel (the only free and tolerant democracy in the Middle East.)

Then he interviewed Palestinians on the street, asking them what they think about gay people. Their response: they hate them. They consider them a “disease,” and the main cause of weakness and moral and societal rot. He also asked an imam if anyone had ever sought his advice because their child was gay. He said yes; he told them the gay person should be killed. That’s not surprising, since gay people in Palestinian society live in fear of being beaten, jailed or murdered.

Horowitz said the documentary is getting traction in the gay media, and people are “blown away” when they see it. They had no idea of the truth, they just believed the relentlessly negative anti-Israel media and the sympathetic portrayals of the Palestinian cause. This documentary could actually open some eyes and minds to the truth. You can learn more about it and see an excerpt here:

https://www.theblaze.com/shows/the-glenn-beck-program/ami-horowitz-palestine-lbgt?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

Kentucky in our prayers

August 1, 2022

Please keep the victims of the flooding in Kentucky in your prayers. The rain isn’t over yet, and so far, the death toll has risen to 28.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/kentucky-residents-brace-more-rain-death-toll-floods-rises

Today, the government will release $1 billion in disaster aid for states hit by flooding, extreme heat and wildfires.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/vp-harris-release-one-billion-state-disaster-relief-against-flooding-extreme-heat

But if you want to help those who need it in a hurry, please consider a donation to Samaritan’s Purse, who are always among the first on the scene after a natural disaster.

http://www.samaritanspurse.org

The Cleveland Indians finally knuckled under to leftwing activist groups and changed the team’s name to the Cleveland Guardians. So how’s that workin’ out for them? Well, local TV ratings for their games have plummeted by 30%. Live game attendance in the MLB is down 6.5% from pre-pandemic 2019, while attendance at Cleveland’s games is down (you guessed it) 30%. 

https://notthebee.com/article/the-cleveland-indians-bowed-to-the-woke-mob-and-renamed-themselves-the-guardians-and-now-nobody-wants-to-go-to-their-games-anymore-

Who could’ve predicted that it would be a stupid business decision to anger and insult your core customer base just to please a handful of loud activists who probably don’t even patronize your business anyway? They should’ve taken a lesson from Disney, which went woke and has lost 35% of its stock value, making it officially the worst-performing stock in the Dow Jones Average so far this year.

https://californiaglobe.com/articles/disney-pays-the-price-for-woke-activism/

CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was just nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Emerging Journalist.” Even if you don’t watch CNN, you know him. He was the reporter in the famous meme from the 2020 riots, the one standing in front of burning buildings and assuring us that the protests are “fiery but mostly peaceful.”

https://freebeacon.com/media/fiery-but-peaceful-protest-cnn/

I can’t help feeling that the Emmy Award people have made a mistake. Are they sure they didn’t mean to nominate him for Best Comedy Performance?  

 

Here's how bad crime has gotten under blue cities’ criminal-coddling “progressive” DA’s: the New York Post reports that NYC convenience stores have now started keeping sardines and SPAM in locked anti-theft display cabinets because shoplifters are even stealing that. You know you're either starving or a kleptomaniac when you commit robbery to get a sardine and SPAM sandwich. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/sardines-spam-kept-behind-lock-key-amidst-soaring-food-prices/

I don’t see how it will help, since the next step will be bringing along crowbars and just stealing all the anti-theft display cabinets.

 

Monday, Walmart issued a profit warning that its second quarter income would show a decline of about 13%. That set off an after-hours slide in many retailers’ stock prices that wiped out $100 billion in stock value. The S&P retailing index is now down 24% for the year. The good news: President Biden doesn’t see a recession coming.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/07/25/profit-warning-from-walmart-causes-us-retailers-to-lose-100b-in-market-value-in-after-hours-trading-n601559

 

As you know, country singers Kelly Lang and her husband T.G. Sheppard are two of my dearest friends, and they’ve been on my TBN show many times. So I’d like to share this great article with you about Kelly’s new recording, her faith, marriage and her 17-year battle with breast cancer. What an inspiration she is to so many people!

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/singer-kelly-lang-breast-cancer-battle-promised-bright-light-others

And in case you missed it, here are Kelly and T.G. on my show, telling the story of her fight against cancer…

https://youtu.be/gb0IbRhZo28

And the inspiring song she performed that night, “I’m Not Going Anywhere.”

https://youtu.be/6VGTAYc7w2o

 

Congratulations to my buddy John Rich of the country superstar duo Big & Rich on the success of his new anti-leftist anthem, “Progress.” You can read more and see the video here:

https://www.westernjournal.com/stick-progress-sun-dont-shine-country-star-tops-chart-new-anti-woke-song/

John says he has no record label, publisher or marketing deal, he just had a song that really resonates with Americans (sample lyric: “Stick your ‘progress’ where the sun don’t shine.”) Figuring Facebook and Twitter would censor it, he released it via Rumble and Truth Social. And it immediately topped the download charts, knocking Lizzo out of the #1 slot. That really is progress!


Notice to parents

July 27, 2022

Don’t send your kids to Goucher College in Maryland if you want them to learn anything about civics. That’s where media Prof. David Zurawik teaches, and he told CNN’s Brian Stelter that the January 6th Kangaroo Kommittee is giving viewers “a great civics lesson.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2022/07/25/media-watcher-touts-j6-committee-tv-show-as-civics-lesson-hardly-n1615578

Victoria Taft at PJ Media explains in detail why this illegally-composed, produced-for-TV, one-sided star chamber with no defense witnesses or attorneys, no cross-examination and no recognition of legal precedents such as executive privilege, plus its cherry-picked evidence and unchallenged hearsay testimony, is not a civics lesson. Unless you’re watching it to learn every conceivable violation of the traditional rules of civics and due process.

More ESG funds

July 27, 2022

Have you heard of an ESG fund? That’s an investment firm that invests based on a company’s “environmental, social and governance performances.” In other words, it's a rare example of “progressives” actually putting their own money where their mouths are, instead of someone else’s. They get to virtue-signal by betting their savings that “progressive” companies will actually return a profit. I’m glad I didn’t believe that and invest in Disney. 

But just as socialists eventually run out of other people’s money, even ESG firms can’t lose their clients’ money and still stay in business. And since the only S&P 500 sector showing year-to-date gains in this cratering Biden market is energy (thanks to his war on US fossil fuels and the resulting skyrocketing gas prices), Western Journal reports that these E(again, for “environmental”)SG firms are quietly buying…oil company stocks.

https://www.westernjournal.com/profits-trump-going-green-esg-funds-covertly-buying-oil-stocks-green-agenda-creates-energy-shortage/

I guess it’s true: what’s really important to them is the green.

This is scary. I’m not even a lawyer, but I think I might understand Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s job better than she does.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2022/07/22/elena-kagan-claims-legitimacy-of-supreme-court-is-at-risk-when-it-strays-from-public-opinion-n599795

For future reference: No, it’s not the job of the SCOTUS to tailor its rulings to conform to public opinion. It’s their job to ensure that laws abide by the Constitution, regardless of public opinion. That's why we don't pick Justices by popular elections or with an "American Idol"-style TV contest. 

As previously reported, Rep. Lee Zeldin, the GOP nominee for New York Governor, was correct when he predicted that the man who came up on stage and tried to stab him to death would be released without bail within hours under New York law. But PJ Media’s Matt Margolis makes an excellent point:

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/07/22/would-be-assassin-of-congressman-zeldin-already-a-free-man-in-soft-on-crime-new-york-n1615108

Zeldin isn’t just a typical New York citizen with no right not to be assaulted. He’s also a sitting member of Congress, which means that under US Code 351, an assault on him is a federal crime. After the New York “authorities” did nothing, the Department of Justice should have immediately stepped in and arrested his attacker on federal charges. So where are Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden “Justice” Department?

Just as with the attempted assassination of Justice Kavanaugh, the illegal protests at SCOTUS’ Justices’ homes and other threats, assaults and intimidation tactics, this Administration turns a blind eye to violence aimed at Republicans or conservatives. If for no other reason, all Americans of good faith need to turn out in November to throw these people out and end this partisan, two-tiered “justice” system. A nation based on the rule of law cannot survive if the people don’t believe that the system is acting fairly and justly.

I keep imagining what it would be like if Democrats had been in power when Republican Abe Lincoln was assassinated. John Wilkes Booth would have been released on his own recognizance.

Oh, and we’d still have slavery.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams attacked the Governors of Arizona and Texas as “cowards,” accusing them of busing illegal immigrants north, where they’re overwhelming NYC social services.

https://www.westernjournal.com/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-rips-gop-governors-abbott-ducey-cowards-shipping-illegal-migrants-north/

Just a few things wrong with that:

(A.) The reason so many illegal immigrants are pouring into America is because the guy in the White House who shares Adams’ party threw open the border and waved them all in.

(B.) Texas and Arizona are busing them to DC. If they’re showing up in New York, that might be because the guy in the White House (who, again, is Adams' fellow Democrat) has been flying them into New York under cover of darkness for months.

(C.) Unless Mayor Adams has said anything over the past 18 months in sympathy and support for the border states and towns that were being overrun with illegal immigrants under Biden’s policies, then nobody wants to hear him whine about how unfair it is that they’re now showing up in New York.

I’ve often explained that the left can't win arguments by pointing to the success of their policies (there has never been any, anywhere at any time), so they have to constantly change terms and redefine words. This is why they’re not pro-abortion, they’re pro-“reproductive justice.” George Carlin would have had a field day with the way they keep adding new syllables to make what they’re talking about less clear.

Well, with recession obviously looming, if it isn’t here already, prepare for the White House to try to convince us that the word “recession” has now been redefined, and two quarters of shrinking GDP isn’t really a “recession” but an expansion, if they can convince Americans of that. Good luck!

https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2022/07/22/what-recession-you-wont-believe-bidens-latest-goalpost-adjustment-n1614996

In the first flush of hysteria and misinformation about the meaning of the SCOTUS’ overturning of Roe v. Wade, a number of big corporations rushed to announce that they would pay for their employees to travel to other states to get abortions. Some offered up to $4,000 in expenses, which they don’t offer to employees who get pregnant and want to keep their babies, and who could really use the money. Many people suggested (and I was one of them) that despite the obvious leftist “virtue” signaling, this really had less to do with them supporting abortion rights than the fact that childless workers put in more hours and cost them less in benefits. Your babies impact their bottom line.

But as is always the case with the media, the loudest, most leftist voices got all the attention and were amplified far beyond their actual numbers. A Conference Board survey of 300 public, private, and nonprofit corporations found that 61% have taken a public stance on racial equality, 44% have taken a position on LGBT issues, and 39% have taken a public stand on “gender equality.” But only 8% have taken a public position on abortion.

There are more details and analysis on why this is so at the link, but I think this paragraph might be the key:

“Further polling suggests that Americans are disillusioned with companies wading in political waters, as 87.1 percent said it is at least somewhat likely they would stop using the product or service of the company that advocates for something they disagree with, a May Convention of States Action/Trafalgar survey found.”

Considering a recent Harvard/Harris poll found that only 10% of Americans support the current radical position of the Democrats that abortion should be legal up through the ninth month of pregnancy, maybe most CEOs just don’t want to follow the Disney model of spitting in their customers’ faces.

Memo to the White House

July 20, 2022

It’s not good PR to brag about gas prices dropping by 50 cents a gallon when they’re still $2 a gallon higher than they were when you took office.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/07/19/biden-taking-victory-laps-on-gas-prices-n2610442?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky2

Also, some of that is due to a temporary reduction because of releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (oil Biden wouldn’t have to release if Trump hadn’t filled the SPR, which Democrats attacked him for at the time.) That's not an accomplishment. It's like paying for your groceries out of your emergency savings.

 Dr. Anthony Fauci announced that he plans to step down at the end of Joe Biden’s term. So one more reason to hope that comes as soon as possible.

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2022/07/18/anthony-fauci-announces-planned-retirement-were-going-to-be-living-with-coronavirus/

Were you one of those crazy, right-wing, science-denying conspiracy theorists who didn’t believe the government officials who preached doom and lockdowns during the COVID pandemic? Well, you were right.

https://redstate.com/streiff/2022/07/17/former-trump-covid-honcho-birx-admits-to-deceiving-the-white-house-and-just-making-stuff-up-to-push-her-personal-agenda-n596695

Here’s some encouraging evidence that if the public speaks up loudly enough, the progressive wokesters who are ruining America will be forced to listen. Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg yielded to public outrage and is dropping the murder charge against bodega clerk Jose Alba, who grabbed a knife and killed a younger, larger man with a criminal record who was attacking him.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/19/alvin-bragg-to-drop-charges-against-bodega-worker-jose-alba/

It’s still an uphill battle, though. Alba was first hit with $250,000 bail, which was only lowered because of the public outcry. Then he faced second degree murder charges for defending his own life. The chairman of the National Association of Latino State Chambers of Commerce said, “If it weren’t for the NY Post, Mr. Alba would still be in jail.”

So the lesson is that while public outrage can help force “progressive” DAs to do the right thing, a better way to channel that outrage is to take it to the ballot box and throw these people out of power. That will prevent them from coddling criminals and prosecuting innocent citizens who defend themselves in the first place.  

It seems that treating patriotic Americans from military families as enemies of the state and concentrating more on diversity and transgenderism than battle preparedness is not good for recruiting volunteers to join our new “woke” military. (Full article requires free registration, but there’s a link and a lengthy excerpt here.)

https://instapundit.com/531521/

Related: In his brutally hilarious way, Kurt Schlichter asks the obvious question: If the Dems think they’re going to force a radical agenda onto Americans, who’s going to do it for them when cops are quitting in droves because of their insane anti-police policies and all the young people who might usually want to join the military are no longer enlisting.  

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2022/07/18/who-will-they-get-to-do-the-tyrants-dirty-work-n2610360

Feminist author Dr. Naomi Wolf has slowly been red-pilled over the years, which naturally has led to her being attacked and censored. But it hasn’t shut her up. If anything, it’s emboldened her to keep pushing back. Now on the censorship-free platform Substack, Wolf has been doing a deep dive into the COVID pandemic, vaccine side effects and the surprising connections between the companies making the vaccines and the Chinese communist government. Her conclusion is that this was not a pandemic and a medical response, it was an act of war.

https://naomiwolf.substack.com/p/facing-the-beast

This is a long and jaw-dropping read, and obviously, I can’t vouch for the accuracy of her research. I’m sure a lot of “fact-checkers” will try to debunk it, but they’d better be able to refute her facts and numbers and not just launch ad hominem attacks. I know the media will try to suppress it, but they won’t be able to stop it from exploding on the Internet.

I am sharing it with you with the understanding that this is important food for thought that will be widely debated, so read it now and be informed when the fallout comes.

Some woke college professors are demanding that archeologists stop classifying the remains of ancient humans by gender because there’s no way of knowing what gender they "identified" as. Also, they should stop telling us their race because it somehow “fuels white supremacy.”

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2022/07/19/woke-college-professors-call-on-archeologists-to-stop-identifying-ancient-human-remains-by-gender-n597422

If you’re too lazy to click the link, let me assure you, it does not take you to the Babylon Bee.

Rep. Lauren Boebert is a petite lady, but some big-talking Congress members seem to be too terrified of her to say the nasty things they post on Twitter to her face.

https://www.westernjournal.com/tough-twitter-lauren-boebert-reveals-interaction-eric-swalwell-halls-congress/

She was my guest on “Huckabee” this past weekend. That story has a link to a brief clip, but here’s the entire interview, which you should definitely see so you’ll be prepared to ignore the fabricated garbage that the media likes like to throw at her.

https://youtu.be/Nr5--TGKIzg

During Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on abortion, Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Dave Cicilline took umbrage at the Republican claim that Democrats want to allow abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy. He declared, “The notion that anyone is suggesting that abortion should happen up until the moment of birth is an absurdity and deeply offensive.”

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2022/07/13/rep-dave-cicilline-says-the-idea-that-anyones-suggesting-abortion-up-to-the-moment-of-birth-is-deeply-offensive/

I would agree, except that it took about half a nanosecond for Twitter users to remind Cicilline that a Democrat bill with the deliberately misleading name of “The Women’s Health Protection Act” would have negated all state abortion restrictions and allowed for abortion through the ninth month, even at taxpayer expense. Every Senate Democrat except Joe Manchin and every House Democrat except Henry Cuellar voted for it. That means Dave Cicilline himself voted for it.

There are a lot of reasons why the House needs to be taken away from the Democrats and given back to the Republicans, but one of the top reasons is that we need Representatives who actually read bills instead of passing them and then finding out what's in them. Or in Rep. Cicilline’s case, never finding out what’s in them.

A pregnant Texas woman (SPOILER ALERT: Women can get pregnant!) is fighting a ticket for driving alone in an HOV lane by saying her baby in the womb is counted as a separate human life under Texas law. The cops said the separate passenger has to be outside the body, which I'd bet is not in the law books.

https://www.westernjournal.com/pregnant-texas-woman-fights-hov-ticket-arguing-baby-utero-counts-second-person/

Frankly, this is the first story of the bunch that actually makes any sense. But the reactions to it are crazier than the story. The woman said she wasn’t trying to make any political statement. But some pro-abortion activists hailed her for allegedly showing how absurd a law recognizing an unborn child as a separate human being is. Other leftist commentators attacked her for promoting the idea that a child in the womb is a separate human being, which is very inconvenient for their “kill babies until the moment of birth” narrative.

If this story sounds vaguely familiar, it's because the satirists at the Babylon Bee already created something pretty similar, proving how hard it is for comedy writers to stay ahead of the actual news these days: 

https://youtu.be/dEaRnAR0dlw

Do you like to go on vacation towing your trailer? Then you’re really going to love being forced to drive an electric car. Getting there will be half the ordeal as you see America close up, stopping every 100 miles to recharge your battery or waiting alongside some of the nation’s most scenic roadsides for the (gas-powered) tow truck to show up.

https://www.westernjournal.com/couple-towed-trailer-behind-80000-electric-truck-stop-every-100-miles-2700-mile-trip/

Or maybe you could buy a big, powerful electric pickup truck to tow your trailer. Chances are, though, your truck will be what ends up getting towed.

https://www.westernjournal.com/journalists-tow-camper-behind-electric-truck-end-stunning-failure-make-85-miles/

President Biden does continue to make history and bring Americans together. Unfortunately, it’s because he keeps hitting historic new lows in polls as more and more Americans agree that he’s a really terrible President. The latest Civiqs poll shows his approval rating is now at 29%, the first time he’s slipped below 30%.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/07/10/an-expert-answers-democrats-most-burning-question-why-does-anyone-need-an-ar-15-n592576

Nick Arama at Redstate.com has more details and asks the same question I keep asking: “Who are the 29% who think he’s doing a great job?”

Related: Even Democrats and the liberal media are finally starting to address the uncomfortable but inevitable question: “How do we get rid of this guy?”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/new-york-times-biden-age-uncomfortable-issue-white-house-democrats-stunning-report

This deserves mockery

July 11, 2022

I apologize in advance for making you read this Spanish Inquisition-level torturing of the English language in the name of “inclusivity.” I fear it will birth quite a headache for you.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/birthing-parent-or-mother-moms-teachers-union-proposal

Here’s some funny and well-deserved mockery of it to help wash this convoluted wokeness out of your head.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/mother-replaced-birthing-parent-hit-songs

A Tale of Two Standards

July 11, 2022

Jill Biden (inaccurately) tweeted that “women have had the right to make decisions about our own bodies…stolen from us.” A retired three-star general replied, “Glad to see you finally know what a woman is.” For that pointedly humorous (and I think, quite reasonable) response, he has been suspended from his job as an expert mentor and advisor to active duty officers pending an “inquiry.” I hope that the “inquiry” confirms that we do, indeed, have a First Amendment.  

https://www.theblaze.com/news/general-suspended-jill-biden-tweet

Naturally, a lot of us are waiting to see what the official response will be to the female soldier who made a splash on Twitter with a video of her railing against the Dobbs decision and demanding, “How am I supposed to swear to support and defend the Constitution and a country that treats its women like second-class citizens?”

https://redstate.com/jeffc/2022/07/10/watch-woke-soldier-questions-service-after-supreme-court-abortion-ruling-n592279

Sorry, but that seems to me to be a much more strident public political statement than the general's, and one that calls into question her loyalty to her country. And she’s still an active duty soldier. Will there be an “inquiry” or a suspension? Will she be given a pass because she’s expressing the “correct” viewpoint? Or will she be discharged so she can go work at MSNBC?

Jerone for Congress

July 11, 2022

Jerone Davison is a pastor, speaker, author and former NFL player who is running in the GOP primary for Arizona’s 4th Congressional District. He’s all about restoring the Bill of Rights and protecting free speech. And he used his own free speech to create a startling campaign ad that went viral and has Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) melting down like Chernobyl. This is a must-see.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/conservative-pastor-brandishes-a15-against-democrats-klan-hoods-viral-campaign-ad

If you want to know more about him, here’s his website:

https://jeroneforcongress.com/

On the subject of guns, the immensely silly Michael Moore has taken it upon himself to write a new Constitutional Amendment to replace the Second Amendment. I’ve noted before when he floated this idea that you can’t repeal the Bill of Rights because it’s not a list of privileges that the government grants us, it’s a list of GOD-GIVEN rights that the government can’t take away. I assume Moore’s suggestion means he thinks of himself as God, which is hardly surprising.

Anyway, his proposal is just as oppressive, unwieldy and stupid as you might imagine. Mike Miller at Redstate.com takes it apart like a wonky car engine.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2022/07/10/michael-moore-writes-totalitarian-28th-amendment-that-would-take-away-americans-gun-rights-n592482

And as a perfect follow-up, gun expert and attorney Colion Noir answers the question Democrats keep asking: “Why does anyone need an AR-15?”

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/07/10/an-expert-answers-democrats-most-burning-question-why-does-anyone-need-an-ar-15-n592576

By the way, that link not only contains some great quotable gun rights arguments, but some eye-opening stats on just how few Americans actually trust the government to do what’s right – and includes only 29% of Democrats.

If you haven’t yet heard the infuriating story of New York City bodega clerk Jose Alba, who killed a violent attacker in self-defense and (unlike the dangerous criminal who attacked him) is being treated like a dangerous criminal by NYC DA Alvin Bragg, this is a good recap of the twists and turns so far.

https://www.thenewneo.com/2022/07/08/the-charging-of-jose-alba-and-the-war-on-self-defense/

Bipartisan public outrage got Alba’s sky-high bail reduced so he’s out of jail, but still wearing an ankle monitor and possibly facing charges. And here’s a new political twist: New York won’t let voters recall criminal-coddling woke prosecutors, but they can be fired by the Governor. Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul won’t do it, but her Republican challenger Lee Zeldin says that firing Bragg will be on his Day 1 To-Do list. So, reason #10,903 for New Yorkers to go back to voting Republican.

Elon Musk has withdrawn his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter, claiming the social media site violated the agreement by making false and misleading representations and refusing to provide information on how many fake or spam accounts are included in its total users. The Twitter board is threatening to sue to force Musk to close the deal. Some analysts predict it will go through eventually, only Musk might pay less than he initially offered.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/elon-musk-tells-twitter-hes-terminating-deal-buy-social-media-giant

If Musk walks away from Twitter, the big losers would be anyone who thinks that social media should be politically impartial and protect freedom of speech, since Twitter without Musk would likely continue under the supervision of the same Silicon Valley censors and socialists that Musk would have rightly fired. It would be a shame if that doesn’t happen, but on the other hand, who can blame him for not wanting to have to deal with that pack of whining, entitled snowflakes?

Sen. Joe Manchin has reportedly agreed to help Chuck Schumer pass a bill to reduce prescription drug costs. This was originally part of the “Build Back Better” bill. For some reason, it was impossible to pass it without also spending $5 trillion on a bunch of leftist wish list stuff, but now that Democrats desperately need any kind of win before the election, it isn’t impossible anymore. Funny how that works.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/07/06/senator-manchin-strikes-deal-on-massive-drug-pricing-package-n1610727

The campaign to recall Los Angeles’ disastrous leftist District Attorney George Gascon reports that it collected 717,000 signatures to get on the ballot, about 150,000 more than needed. Of course, they now have to be verified, so expect the Democrat establishment to do everything it can to reject signatures. Isn’t it funny how vital it is to scrupulously verify signatures when you’re trying to keep a failed leftist from being thrown out of office, but when you’re trying to elect one, signature verification is an assault on democracy.

https://redstate.com/levon/2022/07/07/gascon-recall-campaign-says-it-delivered-massive-number-of-recall-signatures-for-validation-n590118

I would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the people of Japan, following the shocking assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he was giving a speech on a street in Nara, Japan. Police arrested the alleged shooter, who reportedly had built a homemade gun.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/shinzo-abe-shot-speech-former-japanese-prime-minister

Tributes are pouring in from leaders worldwide, including this statement from former President Trump, which was sent before news came that Abe had died: "Absolutely devastating news that former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, a truly great man and leader, has been shot, and is in very serious condition. He was a true friend of mine and, much more importantly, America. This is a tremendous blow to the wonderful people of Japan, who loved and admired him so much. We are all praying for Shinzo and his beautiful family!"

Mike Pence tweeted that "Abe-san was a remarkable leader of Japan and an unshakeable ally of the U.S.” This is a breaking story. There are more details at the link above, and more updates coming.

Apparently, they’re running out of people to give the Presidential Medal of Freedom to. How else to explain President Biden awarding it to someone who has so much contempt for America, she refuses even to stand up during the National Anthem?

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-gave-medal-freedom-american-heroes-biden-just-gave-one-anthem-hating-megan-rapinoe/

Her other accomplishments include helping to divide and undermine the US Olympic women’s soccer team, telling girls that women’s sports aren’t that important so they should just shut up about biological men taking all their trophies and scholarships, and driving countless Subway customers to boycott sandwiches just because they foolishly signed her to an endorsement deal.

On the other hand, she did provide us with some entertaining facial expressions as Biden fumbled to put the medal on her.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/07/07/megan-rapinoes-curious-reaction-to-joe-biden-awarding-the-medal-of-freedom-has-people-talking-n590530

The European Union voted to condemn the US Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and sending abortion back to the states’ elected legislatures.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2022/07/08/european-union-votes-to-condemn-supreme-court-overturning-roe-v-wade-n2609935

As Rebecca Downs notes at that link, a study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute found that no European nation allows elective abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, and “47 out of 50 countries in Europe do not allow elective abortions or they limit elective abortions to 15 weeks or earlier.”

So wait, she’s saying that EU bureaucrats have no idea what they’re talking about, and they’re hypocritical ignoramuses who should butt out of our business? Well, knock me over with a feather!

RIP James Caan

July 9, 2022

By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)

I had to come back from vacation to mention that actor James Caan died Wednesday at 82.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/james-caan-dead-godfather-misery-1235311096/

Caan’s most indelible role was as the tragically hotheaded Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather,” a role that he complained typecast him so much that he was twice voted “Italian of the Year” despite not being Italian. But his filmography is filled with great films of all genres, from thrillers to dramas to comedies, including “Thief,” “Rollerball,” “Brian’s Song,” “Honeymoon in Vegas,” “Misery,” “Bottle Rocket,” “The Gambler,” “Elf” and many more.

Variety film critic Owen Gleiberman takes a look at Caan’s career and makes the case for his talent, versatility and huge contributions to movies and TV over the past six decades.

https://variety.com/2022/film/columns/james-caan-tribute-the-godfather-thief-elf-1235311369/

A new Gallup survey found that Americans’ confidence in our institutions has fallen to all-time lows.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/stacey-lennox/2022/07/06/institutional-confidence-among-americans-plummets-to-all-time-low-n1610644

The institution with the most support (68%) is small business, followed by the military at 64% (but that’s down 5% since last year, largely due to Republicans upset with the wokeness, vaccine mandates and general incompetence of current Pentagon brass.) The biggest drop in confidence was in the Presidency, down 15 points from 38 to 23% since one year ago. Scraping the bottom of the poll were TV news (11% have confidence in that) and Congress (7%, down from 12% in one year.) Used car salesmen and palm readers probably have higher levels of confidence. I’m sure the lesson they’ll take from that is that they need to schedule a lot more January 6th hearings.

Woody Williams RIP

July 5, 2022

I am sad to have to report the passing of a genuine American hero,  The last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams, died this morning at 98. All of us here extend our prayers and sympathies to his two daughters and their families, and our gratitude to this remarkable Marine who was honored for his outstanding heroism in the Battle of Iwo Jima. You can read more about him here:

https://www.abc4.com/news/national/last-world-war-ii-medal-of-honor-recipient-hershel-woody-williams-dies-at-98/

Better yet, click on this link to see the salute we produced to him and fellow Marine Charles “Bert” Mulligan on “Huckabee” and the interview that I was honored to have with Hershel “Woody” Williams.

https://youtu.be/v3dHhoBnEHM

Hilarious suggestion

June 28, 2022

With all the grim news about riots and threats to the Supreme Court (many of them on Twitter, which I notice is banning precious few of the leftists writing them), we all owe thanks to the anonymous Reddit poster who came up with this hilarious suggestion.

https://notthebee.com/article/they-want-to-burn-down-the-defenseless-radical-christian-rural-areas-now-and-good-luck-with-that-boys/

Blaming rural conservative Christians for electing Trump and causing the end of Roe, the poster wrote that “the radical Christians are found in the rural areas. Their towns are defenseless, they have almost no cops and their firemen are volunteers. They have to borrow cops and firemen from neighboring jurisdictions miles away in order to handle anything big. And they think they're safe out there. Forget burning cities, cities are on our sides. It's time for rural areas to feel the heat. You show up 100 deep in every rural town in a 50 mile radius intent on revolution, you'll crash their system and make them pay.”

As you might imagine, the responses to that were hilarious. In addition to lots of quotes from Hank Williams Jr’s’ “A Country Boy Can Survive,” here are a few of my favorites (some paraphrased for brevity):

“This is cute”…Rural people have been stockpiling ammo for two years, just in hopes that Antifa would show up…”The worst idea in the history of worst ideas ever”…”Those Christians will be happy to hear they’re that desperate to meet Jesus”…Rural people don’t need police because they’re heavily armed, they’ve been aiming for the head and the heart on man-shaped targets since they were kids, and they love to put on camouflage and hide in swamps and up trees for hours, just waiting for the chance to kill something…And the favorite line of most readers: “There will be no calls to 911.”

In case any man-bunned Antifa members have a death wish and are thinking of attacking rural America where there are countless guns and no police to protect them, here’s a reminder of what happened when a few actually tried it in 2020. The commie revolutionaries tried to disrupt a kids’ birthday party and barely managed to escape alive. And this was just in the suburbs!

Warning: bad language alert!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP-OyiDOZJM

Democrats are still going through the various stages of grief before accepting that Roe v. Wade is dead, and the rest of us are having to deal with their paroxysms of anger, bargaining and denial. Here are a couple of examples of high-level government officials spit balling ways to circumvent or just ignore the Supreme Court, none of which are going to work.

https://trendingpolitics.com/the-pentagon-announces-it-will-refuse-to-follow-any-state-laws-restricting-abortion-access-knab/?utm_source=whatfinger

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/06/25/top-democrats-float-an-insanely-stupid-and-dangerous-idea-to-ignore-scotus-ruling-on-roe-n584186

But here’s a suggestion for something they could do that’s actually within the scope of their powers: if they want to make it easier for women to drive to other states for abortions, they could get the cost of gasoline back down to $2 a gallon. Will they? Don’t count on it.

As predicted, the House passed the gun control bill approved by 15 Senate Republicans and all the Democrats, and President Biden signed it into law. He predicted that it will “save lives.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-signs-gun-control-bill-deadly-mass-shootings

I have a feeling that more lives will be saved by the SCOTUS ruling that Americans can carry guns for self-protection against Democrat-created violence. Ironically, that’s being roundly denounced by liberal celebrities who live in places that are well-insulated from the violence the politicians they support create, but who have armed guards protecting them at all times, just in case.

This story isn’t getting much media attention, but it should be trumpeted far and wide to help throw cold water on some of the lunatics screaming for violence over the end of Roe v. Wade. In a long-overdue development, a man who traveled from Indianapolis to Portland to thrown homemade IEDs at police during the BLM/Antifa “mostly peaceful” riots, and who was bailed out by a group called Portland Freedom, was charged with 26 felonies and was just sentenced to 10 years in prison.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2022/06/24/video-the-hits-just-keep-coming-blm-rioter-snags-10-year-sentence-for-trying-to-burn-cops-alive-n1607753

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