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Another Court Victory

June 24, 2022

Thursday, all the hoo-haw over the Supreme Court’s gun law ruling drowned out the news that the Court delivered another victory for Republicans and voter integrity laws in North Carolina.

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-supreme-court-rules-that-gop-lawmakers-can-defend-voter-id-law-in-north-carolina-after-state-ag-refuses-to-uphold-it

The GOP legislature passed a voter ID requirement there. The NAACP sued, citing all the “Jim Crow 2.1/voter suppression” rhetoric that we heard about Georgia’s election integrity law despite the numbers of voters greatly increasing. GOP legislators said the state's Democrat Attorney General is not defending the law adequately (a Democrat attorney general letting politics determine how he does his job? Inconceivable!!) and sued to take over the defense themselves, which they argued is their right under state law. The SCOTUS agreed.

President Biden seems fixated on facilitating “transitions,” whether it’s promoting gender transition surgery or transitioning us from gas to electric cars and from a boom economy to a bust economy. So you might be interested to know that we’ve just transitioned into a new phase of dealing with a possible recession.

His spokespeople have transitioned from “the economy is strong and inflation is transitory” to “inflation will be here a while, but the economy is still strong” to “the economy is having problems but a recession is inconceivable” to “a recession is conceivable but not inevitable or imminent.” Now, the latest transition: Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre assured us that all the great things Biden has done for the economy, like passing the American Rescue Plan, are “going to help us deal with a recession.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/watch-wh-press-sec-slips-admits-biggest-biden-disaster-yet-coming/

Personally, I suspect that the transition from bad to worse will only be reversed when we transition from Democrat “governance” to Republican.

First it was swimming, now the International Rugby League is moving to bar trans women from competing in women’s rugby leagues. It’s a long-overdue return of sanity and recognition of the biological reality that post-pubescent males have physical advantages that make it not only unfair for them to compete against women, but also dangerous in a rough contact sport like rugby.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/06/22/another-sport-bans-biological-males-like-lia-thomas-from-womens-athletics-n582750

Speaking of stunningly out-of-touch media members, Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary is getting major blowback for her appearance Wednesday on MSNBC in which she arrogantly lectured Americans to “stop complaining” about inflation and high gas prices because “Overall, many Americans are not suffering as much as they think they are.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/delusional-people-arent-buying-wapo-columnists-claim-that-americans-are-not-suffering-as-much-as-the-think-they-are

She said a lot of Americans are “uncomfortable that they’re spending more, but they are not gonna go under…There are Americans who did extremely well in the last two years in the market. You still have your job. And yeah, it’s costing you more for gas, but guess what? You’re still going to take that holiday, that Fourth of July vacation, you can still eat out, so I’m gonna need you to calm down and back off.” Yeah, how dare you peasants complain when you're not totally bankrupt yet?

She also accused them of “thinking” a recession into existence with their negative attitudes.

As reported at the link, conservative commentators suggested that the GOP run this as a campaign ad to show working Americans exactly what "progressives" in Washington think of them.

North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer suffered a serious injury to his right hand over the weekend while working in the yard. He underwent surgery, and is staying close to medical care due to a high risk of infection and possible amputation. He will be away from the Senate until after July 4th.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/sen-kevin-cramer-sustains-injury-hand-may-require-amputation

As you can see, he’s in good spirits and keeping his sense of humor. I hope you’ll join me in sending prayers for a full recovery.

The Democrats pushed to spend a trillion borrowed dollars on infrastructure, and now it looks as if few of those projects will be built because their other bad policies have caused shortages of necessary construction materials like pipe, asphalt and more; a shortage of workers; and surging costs of materials and fuel due to inflation that are putting projects way over budget before they even get started.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10931893/Inflation-taking-bite-new-infrastructure-projects.html

It’s as if their policies are so awful that their negative effects are canceling out their other awful policies in a perfect storm of incompetence. However, I'm sure they'll look at this and say it proves that they need to spend even more borrowed dollars to offset the skyrocketing costs caused by spending the original borrowed dollars. I believe this is called "chasing your own tail."

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz says that between March and June 1, the IRS bought $700,000 worth of ammunition.

https://www.westernjournal.com/gop-rep-reveals-frightening-possibility-bidens-irs-makes-unprecedented-purchases-bulk-ammunition/

Considering how little shooting IRS agents do, that seems like an awful lot of bullets. Gaetz’s theory is that President Biden can’t ban guns, but they’re using the IRS to buy up all the ammo and create a shortage, to prevent American citizens from being able to buy bullets. That’s a provocative theory, but personally, I wouldn’t discount the notion that Democrats really do want the IRS to be able to rob us all at gunpoint.

A disturbing new Gallup poll found that 81% of Americans say they believe in God. While that might sound high, up until 2011, it was over 90%. In the 1950s and ‘60s, it was 98%.

https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2022/06/18/gallup-poll-belief-god-u-s-adults-dips-all-time-low/

What’s pulling down the number is Democrats, only 72% of whom believe in God. That drop is fueled by self-identified liberals. As I’ve said before, I think they have rejected God but still have a need to fill the hole in their souls, so they fill it with worship of government and false gods, like charismatic politicians and celebrities. It’s a dangerous trend for the nation, and for these people personally, as well as for the young people who are being led astray by their empty philosophy.

Fewer Americans may believe in God, but those of us who do should keep praying harder than ever that God keeps believing in America.

I hope that if you had to travel by air this weekend that you weren’t caught up in the chaos caused by the cancellation of up to 6,500 flights.

https://www.fox13news.com/news/us-flight-cancellations-friday-june-17-2022-summer-travel

There are all sorts of excuses being given: storms (although many stranded passengers said the weather was fine along their routes), the growing summer travel crush, pilot fatigue, and shortages of staffers and pilots as business roars back after the pandemic. In a perfect metaphor for the effectiveness of the Biden Administration, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg had to drive from Washington to New York City last week after his own flight was cancelled.

https://www.westernjournal.com/buttigieg-threatens-airline-power-cancelled-flight-left-driving/

Buttigieg held a virtual meeting last week with airline executives to ask what they were doing to avoid a repeat of Memorial Day weekend when 1700 flights were canceled or delayed (there was a repeat of it anyway, only worse.) Buttigieg said he pushed the airlines to make sure they had sufficient staff and warned that the TSA could take action if they fail to deliver reliable service to the public.

Boy, it’s a good thing government doesn’t have to live up to that standard! It must be nice to be able to threaten airlines for not having enough pilots and staffers after spending the first year of your Administration threatening them if they didn’t fire pilots and staffers who refused to get vaccinated.

In a welcome (and surprising) victory for sanity and biological science, on Sunday, the International Swimming Federation FINA put an end to “Lia” Thomas’ and other “trans” swimmers’ domination of women’s swimming events by banning “trans” swimmers from women’s events if they haven’t completed their “transitions” by age 12.

https://www.westernjournal.com/fina-restricts-transgender-swimmers-lia-thomas-banned-womens-events-new-standard/

A spokesman said science (and common sense) has shown that males who “transition” after puberty have a number of unfair physical advantages over female swimmers. To be clear, he said, “They’re not saying everyone should transition by age 11, that’s ridiculous. You can’t transition by that age in most countries and, hopefully, you wouldn’t be encouraged to. Basically, what they’re saying is that it is not feasible for people who have transitioned to compete without having an advantage.” (Warning: just because it's "ridiculous" doesn't mean some people won't pick it up and run with it.)

FINA also created an “open” category, where it is assumed that trans athletes could compete on a level playing field, but details have yet to be worked out. It will be interesting to see if Thomas and other trans athletes remain as eager to compete when it’s no longer a slam dunk.

Another day, another lie so blatant it insults our intelligence. No, President Biden, inflation is not “worse everywhere but here.” Here are the numbers:

https://www.westernjournal.com/fact-check-biden-falsely-claims-inflation-worldwide-problem-worse-everywhere/

Among 44 advanced economies in the analysis, the US ranked 13th for inflation. That’s unusually high; we’ve been among the nations with the lowest inflation for decades. Something happened recently that caused it to explode. Here’s a hint: it’s because of the terrible policies of the leader of a large nation. That’s right: it’s obviously Putin’s fault.

Remember the story of the horseback Border Patrol agents who were falsely accused of “whipping” migrants at the border, but photos from a different angle showed that the "whips" were just their reins flying loosely? They were cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, which the media barely reported, even after President Biden and others had leapt to conclusions and publicly smeared them as violent racists. You’d think they might be owed an apology. But instead, they will reportedly face punishment for “administrative violations.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dhs-punish-border-patrol-agents-haitian-whipping-incident

Personally, for the way they've been treated, I think this Administration deserves to have its carpets violated by their horses

With 94% of precincts counted from Tuesday’s primary election,

Cumberland County, Maine’s, Democratic incumbent District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck has conceded defeat to challenger Jackie Sartoris. Sartoris won 65-35% with over $380,000 in backing from an outside PAC funded by George Soros.

https://www.wmtw.com/article/cumberland-county-district-attorney-election-result/40256971

There is no Republican running, so that means locals are about to get their very own Soros-backed “progressive,” pro-justice reform D.A. In other words, you might want to start packing up and get your house on the market in a hurry before the criminals take over completely.

Sometimes, it takes an outsider to point out the obvious to people who are standing too close to see it. Here’s a perfect example. Meet the defector from North Korea who’s very concerned about the leftwing indoctrination of young children in American schools, which she says is “exactly the dictator’s handbook,” and she ought to know.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/north-korean-defector-i-am-terrified-of-the-massive-indoctrination-coming-from-the-left-in-public-schools

I’m sure this person thinks she’s doing something noble, but the practical effect is to prevent a pet from finding a loving home just because of petty political differences. I love my dogs so much, I let them take over my TV show once. But I also own guns. Would I not be allowed to adopt a dog from her shelter?

https://www.foxla.com/news/pet-shop-facing-threats-after-adding-gun-control-question-to-adoption-form

Many animal shelters are at capacity and turning animals away due to so many people giving up their pets because of the economy (inflation, moving to smaller places that don’t allow pets, etc.) Even if you can’t go to her shelter, if you have the money and room to give a pet a home, now would be a great time. Dogs, cats, parrots and exotics are all in need of loving homes. And if you can’t take one in, shelters are strapped for cash to cover the rising costs of food and vet care, so any donations are also much appreciated.

President Biden’s new spokesperson said she wants Americans to remember how things were in America on the day Biden “walked into office.” Unfortunately for her, the RNC remembers well, and they reminded her exactly how things were, from $2.39 gas to 1.4% inflation,

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/06/15/press-sec-wants-americans-to-remember-where-this-country-was-when-biden-entered-office-rnc-reminds-her-n2608755

As long as the Biden folks are urging us to remember the past, here’s a reminder that six months ago, they predicted that the average gas price this year would be $2.88 a gallon.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/06/14/lol-heres-what-the-biden-admin-claimed-gas-prices-would-be-this-year-n1605357

While there were higher profile races on the ballot in Tuesday's primaries, the biggest news came in a special election to fill Texas’ 34th District House seat that was thrown open by the resignation of Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela. In the largely Hispanic district that runs from east of San Antonio to Brownsville, Republican Mayra Flores flipped the seat to red by beating Democrat Dan Sanchez 51-43%.

Sanchez is a Catholic and a very rare staunch pro-life Democrat, which made him less than popular with the national Party, but should have helped him in that district. Despite that, the Republican won big in a district that Joe Biden carried by 13 points in 2020. Ms Flores thanked God, her family and the voters, and said, “I look forward to standing strong for our conservative values of faith, family, and freedom and to earning the opportunity to serve our community further in the months to come.”

Her parents brought her to the US when she was six, which makes her not only a woman who flipped a seat against long odds, but also the first Mexican-born Congress member in history. All of that would no doubt make her a media darling if she were a Democrat. Since she’s a Republican, we’ll have to wait and see whether the media decides to vilify her or just pretend she doesn’t exist.

But she does. And she will occupy a seat in a Hispanic majority district that used to be blue.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-mayra-flores-flips-texas-house-district-special-election

President Biden continues to boast about how great the economy is doing under his “leadership,” and that draws applause from Jimmy Kimmel’s easy-to-please studio audience. But it’s getting to be a harder sell with each passing day. Here’s a round-up of just some of the latest economic news:

Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged by another 800 points, erasing all gains made since the first of the year and officially putting us into a bear market. The S&P 500 is now down 20% since January. Before you let any economic ignoramuses gloat that it’s just hurting billionaires, note that millions of Americans have 401K’s invested in the market, and they just saw their retirement funds take a huge nosedive.

https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2022/06/13/black-monday-on-wall-street-as-stocks-tumble-enter-bear-market-n578002

The Labor Department reports that the producer price index rose 0.8% in May to 10.8% higher than a year before. That’s close to a 40-year high. Click for more details on what the PPI is and how it affects your wallet.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/wholesale-inflation-climbs-in-may-remaining-near-40-year-high

The National Federation of Independent Business reports that its Small Business Optimism Index dropped in May, as it has every month since January. The percentage of small business owners expecting better conditions over the next six months is now at an all-time low.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/us-small-business-sentiment-dips-in-may-nfib/ar-AAYrnzm

Unfortunately, I could go on and on with economic stories like this, but I try to look on the bright side, so here goes…

If you download the 7-11 app, you can get three slices of pizza for $3.

Sorry, that’s all I’ve got.

One of the most audacious gaslighting operations ever attempted is going on now, as Democrats try to convince us that they never wanted to defund the police, and that all those deadly, fiery riots of 2020 were mostly just peaceful protests. For anyone who has the long-term memory of a brain-damaged housecat, here’s a reminder:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-white-house-hosted-defund-police-activists

Fox News examined White House visitors’ logs and found several meetings over the past year between President Biden and his top aides and some of the biggest activists in the “Defund The Police” movement. Maybe we need to remind Joe Biden of those meetings, too. Possibly, he just forgot them.

Prayers for Toby Keith

June 15, 2022

Our prayers today for country superstar Toby Keith, who revealed that he’s been fighting stomach cancer for the past six months. He put out this message on social media:

"Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I've spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax…I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can't wait."

Keith has been performing throughout his treatment, but he’s canceled an upcoming show at the Ohio State Fair. I know we all wish him well and hope he’ll be fully recovered and back performing soon, and I hope he’ll drop by my TBN show. Here’s one of my favorite moments from my former show on Fox News, when I got the chance to talk to Toby and then back him up on bass.

https://youtu.be/sTaD7l7jUEc

A Tennessee sheriff is warning people not to grab any folded dollar bills they see laying around. Drug dealers are using folded dollar bills to conceal doses of fentanyl and methamphetamines, which can be dangerous and even deadly just to touch.

Be sure to warn your kids that if they see a folded dollar bill in a playground, park, etc., don’t assume it’s their lucky day and pick it up. Notify a parent, guardian or police officer.

Americans are fed up with violent crime waves sparked by Soros-backed “progressive” D.A.’s who think that “progress” means repealing all the laws and letting criminals run wild. First, the most liberal voting population in America overwhelmingly voted to recall San Francisco D.A. Chesa Boudin. Now, Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are moving to impeach Philadelphia’s disastrous D.A. Larry Krasner.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/pennsylvania-lawmakers-impeach-philadelphia-da-larry-krasner

They cite plenty of grounds, from dereliction of duty to allowing chaos to reign in the streets to loss of public confidence to flatly declaring that Krasner has “completely lost his mind.” As if to prove that last charge, Krasner declared that the move to impeach him is “unconstitutional.” Funny how these leftist D.A.’s don’t care about the law when someone is carjacking a citizen or looting a store, but they suddenly become sticklers for following the law when it’s about to be used to kick them out of office.

Hey, look, someone is actually doing something to stop future school shootings: Ohio’s Governor just signed a new law allowing schools to let staffers be armed after undergoing firearms safety training.

https://redstate.com/jenniferoo/2022/06/13/ohio-takes-a-serious-step-toward-school-safety-congress-dithers-over-red-flag-laws-n578113

Hardening school security is the one measure that’s actually been shown to work, so expect liberals to react with horror.

“Saturday Night Live” spent four years savaging Donald Trump as a crude sexual abuser, but was some of that just projection? A former “SNL” intern who worked on the show between the ages of 15 and 17 is suing NBC, “SNL” and former cast member Horatio Sanz, claiming that Sanz gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her at a cast after party in 2002.

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/saturday-night-live-fey-ferrell-rudolph/2022/06/09/id/1073775/

In an affidavit filed this week, the woman claims that other cast members, including Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Maya Rudolph, saw the assault and did nothing. Also, that Jimmy Fallon and Sanz invited her to the party. Sanz’s attorney called the accusation “false,” “ludicrous” and “totally meritless.” If anything is synonymous with clean, responsible behavior, it’s “SNL” after parties.

Over the weekend, President Biden attended the Summit of the Americas conference in Los Angeles. I think it’s safe to say that it did not go well, as you can read here:

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/06/12/bidens-memory-fails-him-again-during-a-disastrous-summit-of-the-americas-n577788

Biden refused to invite Cuba, which is one of the few things I’ve agreed with him on. But because of that, the nations most responsible for illegal immigration to the US – Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Bolivia and El Salvador – boycotted the meeting, which was largely concerned with illegal immigration, while those did attend slammed Biden for not including Cuba. So there was a lot of America-bashing and very little accomplished. Pretty much a typical international summit meeting.

Why is it that the media treat any deviation from far-left dogma as being “radical” and “out of the mainstream,” when it’s actually the leftists who are out of touch with most Americans?

Here’s more proof: a new Harvard/Harris poll found that 54% of likely voters support some restrictions on abortion. Only a miniscule 8% support allowing abortion up until birth, a stance recently supported by 49 out of 50 Democrat Senators.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/poll-54-of-likely-voters-want-abortion-restrictions-just-8-support-abortion-at-any-stage-of-pregnancy/

As for all the radical “gender identity” redefinitions of basic biological fact, a new YouGov For Save poll found that Americans overwhelmingly oppose it, 63-37%.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2022/06/08/poll-americans-reject-progressives-gender-ideology-agenda-n2608352

Yet despite that overwhelming consensus, Twitter once again locked the Libs of TikTok account just for reposting posts by the defenders of a Dallas gay club’s drag event for children. Twitter accused them of violating its policy on “abuse and harassment.” But as the Babylon Bee’s Seth Dillon pointed out, “You know what’s actually abusive? Drag shows for kids.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2022/06/10/libsoftiktok-locked-out-of-twitter-account-for-posting-drag-shows-n2608532

Good article by Liz Peek at The Hill on why trying to force-feed Americans a rabidly partisan, wall-to-wall televised show trial about a riot that happened 17 months ago is not going to reverse the Democrats’ electoral fortunes. It’s more likely to backfire by dividing Americans even more instead of healing and bringing us together, which marks yet another broken Biden campaign promise.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/made-for-tv-jan-6-hearings-wont-rescue-democrats/ar-AAYg3ug

Incidentally, while all the TV networks are willing to cheat their stockholders by giving up valuable prime time for this in-kind campaign contribution to Democrats, they seem to forget that unlike in Watergate hearing days, Americans have a lot more viewing options. We’re no longer forced to watch something just because it’s on all the broadcast networks.

If you can’t find the Republican response (and the media are doing everything in their power to make sure you can’t), there are still countless other options that I suspect most people will avail themselves of, from reruns of “Friends” to Ricky Gervais’ new comedy special on Netflix. My personal recommendation: before seeing the new “Top Gun” sequel, refresh your memory of the original by streaming it free with your Amazon Prime subscription. It will remind you of the ‘80s, a time of great patriotism and prosperity under a Republican President who actually seemed to love America.

New Kind of Gas Tax

June 10, 2022

There are three reasons that you should read this story by Alex Parker at Redstate.com on a move by New Zealand’s government to tax farmers on the gas their livestock pass. (1.) It illustrates so well the insane zealotry of today’s radical green movement; (2.) It shows just how oppressive and intrusive governments can become if you don’t have a Bill of Rights to rein them in; and (3.) It’s hilarious if you’re immature enough to appreciate how many flatulence jokes Parker works into it.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/06/09/new-zealand-proposes-a-tax-on-farts-n576854

I don’t think they quite get what “religious faith” means: C. Douglas Golden of Western Journal reports that on Monday, Vice President Harris spoke at the Los Angeles Federal of Labor to a roundtable of faith leaders on “reproductive health” (translation: trying to convince people who believe in the sanctity of life that abortion is cool.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/godless-selfish-vp-harris-cuts-god-completely-faith-speech-mentions-21-times/

In her allegedly faith-related speech, Harris never mentioned God or Jesus, but she said the word “I” 21 times. When she did mention faith, it was in reference to “faith in each other, in our nation, and in our future,” but not faith in God.

I’m beginning to understand why they think our God-given rights listed in the Bill of Rights are actually privileges that they allow us to enjoy.

The latest disturbing scandal to rock Hollywood involves Ezra Miller, star of the Warner Brothers’ comic book TV series, “The Flash.” According to TMZ, Miller couldn’t move fast enough to avoid being arrested for alleged sexual abuse of several women. Now, he's also accused of giving drugs and alcohol to a minor Native American girl and trafficking her internationally for four years.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/megan-fox/2022/06/08/horror-flash-star-ezra-miller-accused-of-child-trafficking-and-abusing-minor-for-four-years-n1604253

Making the story even more confusing, the girl allegedly released a statement denying that she’d been trafficked and attacking her parents, but they reportedly don’t believe she wrote it and suspect it was Miller controlling her social media accounts. The story at the link suggests that the studio knew Miller was trouble for quite a while but perhaps took no action because he claims to be “non-binary” and uses the pronouns “they/them,” so they might have feared being attacked by the LGBTQ lobby.

This is all still so murky that it’s hard to know yet what is the truth. Except for the fact that Hollywood has no business lecturing anyone else about morality or how to raise our children.

Laugh of the Day

June 10, 2022

Democratic strategist James Carville declared that the Democrats have a “much, much better record on crime” than Republicans, pointing out that crime rates “skyrocketed” under the last year of Trump’s term.

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2022/06/08/carville-democrats-have-better-record-on-crime-trumps-last-year-the-crime-rate-skyrocketed/

In case you’re not old enough to remember 2020, that would be the year when Democrat officials in blue cities defunded police and allowed Democrat rioters to take over and ransack their cities and attack citizens and police, while Democrat prosecutors emptied the jails and refused to prosecute criminals in the name of “justice reform,” as the Democrat Vice Presidential candidate raised money for a fund that bailed out the few rioters who were actually arrested so they could go right back to doing it again.

And whose fault was it that the crime rate went up? Obviously, Trump and the Republicans.

This is another of those claims that’s less a political argument than an I.Q. test. If you believe it at all, you flunk.

Prayers for Kansas City

June 10, 2022

Our prayers for those who suffered damage to homes, businesses and a Kansas City church yesterday when powerful tornadoes swept through the upper Midwest. At this writing, there are no reports of deaths or injuries, but there’s extensive property damage and thousands of Ohioans are without power.

https://www.wjtv.com/weather/severe-weather/photos-severe-weather-tornadoes-hit-ohio/

https://fox2now.com/news/national/storms-that-caused-tornado-hits-kansas-city-church/

Watch a reporter in Michigan try to force a GM executive who’s touting “clean” electric cars to admit where the power comes from to charge them. Her answer is on the level of "The wall outlet?"

https://www.westernjournal.com/gm-official-bragged-electric-car-reporter-forced-admit-charging-electricity-comes/

A power and light official finally steps in to inform her that 95% of local electricity comes from coal-fired power plants. Also something to think about as this Administration is pushing EVs while making gas unaffordable, while also shutting down coal-fired power plants even as we’re being warned of upcoming summer power shortages and blackouts. Come summer, that GM exec might not be the only one pushing electric vehicles. A lot of owners might be pushing them home.

Well, I’ve finally found a poll where President Biden has a majority approval rating. He’s at 52% approval among Mexicans in Mexico.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/06/08/joe-bidens-leadership-gets-52-percent-support-mexico/

Which prompts the obvious question for Mexico: “Do YOU want him?” We’re willing to trade him for a case of La Sierra refried beans and one of those cup-and-ball toys…Okay, how about a can of refried beans? But that’s our final offer!...Nah, I was just bluffing: take him for free…No? How about if we throw in Kamala Harris, too?...

A new study shows that the $332 million "Zuckerbucks" given by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and his wife Priscilla Chan to the Center for Tech and Civic Life were distributed on a highly partisan basis to influence the 2020 election. But we knew that.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/06/07/team_zuckerberg_masks_the_heavily_pro-democrat_tilt_of_2020_election_zuck_bucks_study_finds_835470.html

This report is a must-read, especially the last paragraph, which explains a lot.

There are two more mass shootings to report as we go to press. Saturday night in Summerton, South Carolina, someone staged a drive-by shooting at a high school graduation party. At least one person died and seven were injured. Police believe this was gang-related and connected to previous drive-by shootings.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/at-least-60-70-rounds-fired-in-south-carolina-drive-by-shooting-at-graduation-party/ar-AAY8zM7

And in Chattanooga, three people were killed and 14 injured in a shooting outside a nightclub at 2:42 a.m. on Sunday morning. All were adults except for one juvenile who shouldn’t have been there for any number of reasons. This comes one weekend after six juveniles were wounded in an exchange of gunfire in downtown Chattanooga.

https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/chattanooga-shooting-deaths-injuries-tennessee/

I hope you will join me in praying for the victims and their families. And also praying that our leaders will look closely at those stories about minors running wild at night and shooting indiscriminately at people and realize we have a serious problem in America that can’t be solved simply by banning certain hardware.

Further pushing the takeover of women’s sports by biological males who claim to “identify” as women, not only did a “trans” cyclist win one of Great Britain’s top female bicycle races, but another one won second place. The highest a biological woman (if such a thing still exists) placed was third.

https://thepostmillennial.com/biological-males-win-womens-cycling-event-kiss-while-third-place-female-cares-for-child

Critics pointed out that the victory photos showed the top two placers celebrating while the woman who came in third was tending to her child. They called it a perfect metaphor for current gender ideology: “Men first, women and children’s needs last.”

Incidentally, the first place finisher, “Emily” Bridges, was racing and winning in men’s competitions as recently as February and is registered in the British National Omnium as a man. One commenter on Twitter wrote, “If injustice doesn’t inspire fury, you’re morally defunct.”

The sad part of this is that it’s the criticism of it that inspires fury on the left, where “trans rights” now completely trample women’s rights to the point that many women are afraid even to speak up about this obvious outrage. One who isn’t is Post Millennial writer Libby Emmons, who tweeted, “Women don’t matter to anyone. No one in power cares if women are marginalized, commodified, colonized or erased. Feminists fought for equality, then gave it all back as soon as men demanded it.”

Let’s hope that after November, there will be people back in power who do care about this.

It’s become a fascinating academic exercise to keep up with President Biden’s poll numbers. I’ve been in politics for years, and it’s a rare thing to see approval numbers this bad for anyone who isn't embroiled in a major scandal (that the media will actually cover.)

The latest ABC/Ipsos poll finds Biden now breaking into the 20%-to-70% approval-disapproval range on some issues. Monkeypox has better approval numbers than that.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2022/06/05/bidens-approval-rating-keeps-getting-worse-n2608238

On his handling of inflation, he’s at 28% approval, 71% disapproval. On gas prices, he’s at 27% approval, 72% disapproval. Question: Who approves of current gas prices? Did they poll OPEC sheiks and bicycle salesmen?

Another ominous sign for Democrats: a staggering 80% of voters agreed that inflation will be the deciding factor over which party they vote for. So at least the Democrats will have the votes of people who like paying more for things.

Congratulations to Virginia Rep. Donald Beyer for finding a way to combine the Democrats’ two favorite policies into one proposal: taking away your AR-15s by putting a 1,000% tax on them.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/06/06/democrat-suggests-a-1000-percent-tax-when-purchasing-ar15-rifles-n2608253

This would add $5,000 to $20,000 to the cost of buying an AR-15 rifle. The response from gun rights advocates was swift, with some, such as the Latino Rifle Association, making the interesting point that the Democrats’ response is always to make it harder for poor and marginalized communities to buy guns while wealthy people can still easily afford them. I would add that it’s those very people – poor minorities – who most need guns to protect their families since they tend to live in blue cities where Democrats have cut police while refusing to jail criminals.

Proving that no place is safe from efforts to sexualize children, a gay club in Dallas, Texas, made news with a disgusting event called the “Drag the Kids To Pride” drag show. I’m not even going to describe what these children were subjected to, but you can see it and read about it at this link (warning: bad language in some of the videos, and you might want to bleach your eyeballs after seeing it.)

https://pjmedia.com/culture/athena-thorne/2022/06/05/yes-real-men-still-exist-watch-them-stand-up-for-children-being-dragged-into-dallas-grooming-event-n1603310

It was good to see that some people were so outraged by this that they turned out to protest it. They had to deal with some far-left protesters, who as always were so proud of their brave actions that they wore masks to hide their faces and tried to keep anyone from taking video of them. I wonder if they tell their own parents what they’ve been out doing when they come home to their basements.  

They may scatter and hide when you turn the lights on them, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone for good. As soon as darkness returns, they’ll come crawling back out again. For instance, the DHS may have jettisoned its inconveniently attention-getting chief of a new Disinformation Agency (i.e., speech police), but now that she’s gone and our attention is distracted elsewhere, they are still pressing forward with creating that unconstitutional abomination.

And Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg may claim he’s gotten out of the shady funding of leftist groups’ corrupting local election systems to turn out Democrat votes and tilt elections, but don’t be fooled. Despite attempts at rebranding and hiding their actual intentions, the same people just launched an $80 million effort to do the same thing they did in 2020.

https://thenationalpulse.com/2022/06/02/ctcl-rebrands-in-new-initiative-targeting-local-election-offices/

This all comes packed in gallons of banana oil, like claiming they “will participate in co-creating values and standards of election excellence which will be rolled out to jurisdictions nationwide, uplifting and advancing the profession of election administration in the years to come.” They also claim to be nonpartisan. Do you swallow any of that?

In reality, the vast majority of the “Zuck Bucks” in 2020 went to turning nonpartisan local election systems into get-out-the-vote operations in heavily Democrat districts. Even the New York Times criticized their “system of political financing, which often obscures the identities of donors,” as “dark money,” calling the network “a leading vehicle for it on the Left.”

Natalie Winters at the National Pulse has more at the link above. If Republicans don’t take legal action to stop it now, they can expect a repeat of the 2020 cockroach infestation.

Jake Tapper pressed Biden economic adviser Brian Deese on why Biden seemed unaware of the catastrophic baby formula shortage until very recently, even though the Administration claimed they’d been taking a “whole of government approach” to solving it. Deese replied that “Relevant officials from across the government were focused on the effort.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/white-house-adviser-admits-biden-isnt-relevant-official-passed-critical-information/

Even if you know the President is irrelevant to his own Administration, it’s not nice to say it out loud.

This week marked a new record that nobody wanted to see broken. According to Triple A, the average price of a gallon of gas topped double the price that it was when Joe Biden took office less than 17 months ago.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/national-gas-prices-double-since-biden-took-office

How much higher can it go? Apparently, the sky’s the limit. As of Saturday morning, the average price nationwide was $4.81 a gallon, up a nickel just since Friday. Predictions are that it could reach $5 by June 17th. In California, the average price is $6.297. And the highest prices in America are in Mono County, California, where drivers are paying an average of $7.05 a gallon. Or as we might be calling that a year from now, “the good old days.”

A new DeLorean

June 2, 2022

Having to read the news every day, I can readily understand why so many people are yearning for a return to the ‘80s. Unfortunately, there are no time machines like in “Back to the Future,” but you may soon be able to buy a new DeLorean to make you feel like you have one.

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/delorean-unveiled-tesla-gullwing

The Biden DHS hasn’t given up on its dream of creating a national “Disinformation” agency, but they might want to be careful what they wish for. If they actually do let that unconstitutional monstrosity take root, Republicans will eventually regain power over it, and then they’ll have a massive backlog of leftist disinformation to clean up.

As media reporter Christian Toto notes, just mopping up all the wild disinformation spewed on “The View” will require the equivalent of a full-time hazmat team.

https://www.outkick.com/misinformation-on-the-view/

Personally, as tempting as it would be to go after all the lies of the left, I’d rather see that agency killed before it even gets started. It’s obvious that we do need someone to dig up the truth, objectively check quotes and claims for accuracy, and correct genuine misinformation and disinformation. But we don’t need a government board for that. You’ve already got this newsletter.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is demanding that the federal government pay 100% of the cost of the largest wildfire in the state’s history, which devoured almost 500 square miles and 300 homes. This came after it was revealed that the fire was started by the US Forest Service, which lit several “controlled burns” to clear underbrush. But they got out of control and joined together into a megafire.

https://www.westernjournal.com/governor-demands-biden-pay-100-wildfire-damages-revelation-administration-started-megafire/

Good luck thinking up a better metaphor for the federal government than people who insisted on helping and ended up burning the whole place down.

The DC criminal courts may have betrayed justice, but there’s still the civil courts. Former President Trump released a letter he’s written to the Pulitzer Prize Committee, threatening to sue if they don’t rescind the Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the New York Times and the Washington Post for their “reporting” on the phony “Russia collusion” scandal. He says those stories were based on “incontrovertibly false information that misled the public” and that defamed him.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/05/31/trump-threatens-to-sue-pulitzer-board-if-new-york-times-washington-post-prizes-not-rescinded/

Trump said those papers would have quickly discovered that the story was a hoax if they had done even a modicum of journalistic investigation.

In fact, you could make a good argument that the Pulitzer Prizes should have gone to conservative outlets that were exposing the fake Russian collusion narrative from the start, or maybe to the New York Post for its Hunter Biden laptop scoop. But all of those outlets were censored from airwaves and the Internet while the attention and prizes were showered on the liars.

Then again, these days, Pulitzer Prizes are seldom awarded for “journalistic investigation.” They’re awarded based more on which side of the political divide you’re on. Sort of like D.C. jury verdicts.

I also want to highlight my most recent People's Podcast, where I reflect on the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX that took the lives of 19 children and 2 teachers so far. Then, I have a conversation with Israeli philosopher and Chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation Yoram Hazony on his new book Conservatism: A Rediscovery, and how future generations might just save our beloved philosophy. 

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE HERE>>>

Those who get their policy information on firearms from hosts of late night “comedy” shows might be surprised to learn that the “good guy with a gun” is actually a thing. The Daily Signal reports that by sheer coincidence, on Monday, the FBI released statistics on active shooting incidents in 2021. There were 61, up from 40 the previous year.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/05/26/fbi-reveals-how-many-active-shooters-were-stopped-by-citizens/

Of those, 14 active shooters were killed by law enforcement, 30 were arrested, 11 committed suicide, one died in a car crash, one was still at large, and six were stopped by armed citizens (i.e., “good guys with guns.”)

Incidentally, when you hear any House Democrats claim that armed guards wouldn’t make schools safer for kids and teachers, remember this photo of what they put around the Capitol for six months to protect themselves from the nonexistent threat of waves of “insurrectionist” Trump voters.

https://instapundit.com/522493/

While Democrats are railing that the only way to stop school shootings is to double down on their policies, cities where they’ve been in charge for years suffer the equivalent of a Uvalde mass shooting every week. In Chicago alone over Memorial Day weekend, 52 people were shot and 10 killed. A Chicago 911 dispatcher told Fox News that it’s due to the city’s soft-on-crime policies and said, “This nonsense has got to stop” and that nothing is going to change until the leadership changes course and brings back accountability.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-911-dispatcher-memorial-day-weekend-violence

Or they could just pass some more gun laws. Keeping law-abiding citizens disarmed seems to be working.

Americans can take some comfort in knowing that despite the left’s assaults on the Second Amendment, it still stands. They should be glad that it does if they look northward to Canada where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is attempting to prove that he is at least the philosophical offspring of Fidel Castro by putting a “national freeze” on handgun ownership. Trudeau is introducing legislation to make it no longer “possible to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada.” He also declared that long gun magazines will no longer be allowed to hold more than five rounds. He declared, “Other than using firearms for sport shooting and hunting, there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives.”

This from the same leader who just crushed a peaceful protest of his policies by arresting and jailing truckers, seizing their property and destroying their businesses. Also the same liberals who are cheering on the Ukrainians who are only able to resist Russian aggression because they have personal firearms. But then, there’s no need to worry about the people ever being oppressed by a dictatorial government that takes away their rights. That could never happen in Canada, eh?

Libs of TikTok, the social media account that was recently suspended by Twitter and doxxed by a twit at the Washington Post, has now been suspended for 30 days by Instagram. They claim it violated their Community Guidelines, but as usual, didn’t explain how.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/instagram-suspends-libs-tiktok-big-tech-media

For those unfamiliar, Libs of TikTok doesn’t even write comments. All it does is repost absurd posts created by leftists, or sometimes posts two together to illustrate how laughably inconsistent their thinking is.

Think about that: the original creators of the crazy leftist posts are NOT suspended for “disinformation” or violating Community Standards…but the conservative account that simply reposts them without comment IS suspended.

Why? Probably because the leftist trolls who work in the social media companies know that it does no harm to let their side preach their nonsense to their own choir, but Libs of TikTok exposes them to thinking people who perceive the ridiculousness, and that’s very detrimental to the leftist cause. I assume that’s the “community” they’re trying desperately to protect.

Hollywood has finally discovered the secret of making a new hit movie: make a rousing, crowd-pleasing, pro-American, patriotic movie with a real movie star, real aerial stunts instead of phony CGI, and no woke virtue signalling.

https://www.westernjournal.com/box-office-record-breaking-top-gun-maverick-metaphor-america-stands-now/

Oh, and it would help if when China’s communist government tries to dictate what it’s allowed to include, tell them to go pound sand.

https://redstate.com/slee/2022/05/28/top-gun-maverick-breaks-box-office-records-and-hollywoods-china-chains-n571400

Texas Rep. Tony Gonzales walked back a claim he reportedly got from someone in the media that the Uvalde shooter was one of two “Columbine-infatuated” teenagers arrested in 2018 for threatening to shoot up the school. Their names hadn’t been released because they were minors. But Friday, police denied that either of them was the shooter.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10860977/Texas-Rep-Tony-Gonzalez-Uvalde-gunman-arrested-4-years-ago-threatening-shoot-school.html

To clean up some of President Biden’s other baffling public statements over the weekend: No, in spite of what he told a graduating class of Naval Cadets at Annapolis, there’s no evidence that he applied there in 1965, which was the year he graduated from the University of Delaware. The Naval Academy doesn’t offer graduate degrees.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/27/joe-biden-says-he-applied-to-naval-academy-dates-dont-add-up/

Also, “Findalize” appears to be a word he made up when he meant to say “Findlandize,” referring to Putin attempting to make all of Europe a neutral buffer zone, like Finland.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/05/29/confused-old-man-shouts-at-navy-grads-that-putin-wants-to-findalize-europe-n1601804

There appears to be a PR effort underway to excuse “Beto” O’Rourke’s shameless politicizing of the Texas Governor's Uvalde news conference as him being so inflamed with passion about gun violence that he couldn’t stop himself from speaking out. But (surprisingly) a CBS reporter has thrown cold water on that excuse.

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2022/05/26/cbs-reporter-on-scene-describes-orourkes-shameless-stunt-at-abbott-presser-very-clearly-staged-1242808/

Janet Shamlian was there, and she says she noticed that when “Beto” showed up, two alledged “seat holders” sitting across from her on the third row aisle immediately got up so that he could take their seats, which were unobtrusive but perfectly positioned for him to later storm to the front. She said, “So this seems something very clearly staged by ‘Beto’ O’Rourke and his campaign wanting to confront the Governor at this moment.”

I didn’t think it was possible to make that tasteless outburst seem any worse, but knowing that it wasn’t just his bad idea but that the people around him actually thought it up, discussed it, agreed that it sounded good, and planned it in advance without any second thoughts makes it even more imperative that they never be allowed without shouting distance of any levers of power.

Must-Read, While Your Computer Still Has Power! Frank Lasee, president of Truth in Energy and Climate, wrote this article called “The Day the Electricity Died.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/townhallcomstaff/2022/05/28/the-day-the-electricity-died-n2607923?utm_campaign=rightrailsticky1

He explains why we’re heading into a summer of potentially deadly power outages, and why it’s the fault of the “progressive” green energy lobby. His piece is filled with something that promoters of green energy prefer to ignore: hard facts of physics. Like, that energy sources such as solar or wind power only generate power when the sun shines or the wind blows, and we don’t have batteries to store it in. They produce little to no energy 70% of the time. Meanwhile, our power needs go on 24/7, rain or shine. Replacing 1,000 megawatts of coal power would require 5,000 megawatts of solar, which means 13 million solar panels occupying nearly 40 square miles. By the way, about 80% of solar panels are made in communist China, where there is slave labor and no environmental protection laws.

We’re blighting the landscape and killing bats and birds by adding 3,000 wind turbines a year, which (when they’re working) can replace only 2.5 coal-fired power plants, and green activists want to shut down far more plants than that. A power shortage is as predictable as gas prices under Biden's policy of shutting down oil and gas production. China, India and other nations are building hundreds of coal plants while we’re shutting ours down and not replacing them with reliable sources like nuclear. This will inevitably lead to devastating power shortages that will endanger our lives, our economy and our national security.

There’s more at the link. It’s not a fun read, but it will equip you to answer people who claim you want to destroy the planet if you don’t agree to commit national suicide by generating energy from nothing but sunshine, breezes and the flapping of pigs’ wings.

On a related subject, isn’t it amazing how so many people in Washington seem totally inept and unqualified for their own jobs, yet they think they’d be brilliant at doing everyone else’s? If Congress wants cars to get more mileage, they just pull a number out of the air and expect automobile designers to figure out how to get that much more energy out of a gallon of gas. If that requires making more parts of a car out of plastic, which makes it lighter but more prone to parts failure and more dangerous in collisions, then that’s a risk they’re willing to take on your behalf.

Bernie Sanders, to cite just one notable example, was a failure at everything he tried until he became a socialist politician. Now he’s a millionaire with three houses, and he thinks he knows how to run every industry in America better than the people who’ve actually worked in them for their entire lives.

Remember Hillary Clinton smugly putting down Donald Trump’s family because they made their money the dirty way, in business, by building hotels, golf courses and other tangible assets that created thousands of jobs, unlike her family that somehow got very rich devoting themselves to “public service”?

All this leads me to another must-read article for your weekend. It’s the latest from Victor Davis Hanson, who’s always worth checking out.

https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2022/05/26/untitled-n2607821

He reminds us that President Biden and VP Kamala Harris aren’t the only ones in this Administration who seem alarmingly incompetent. Biden has surrounded himself with an entire Cabinet full of shockingly unqualified bozos who seem either incapable of doing their jobs, unwilling to show up and try, or who are actively working to achieve the opposite of what they’re supposed to be accomplishing, like border security or an adequate energy supply (his Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm cracked up laughing when asked what she was doing to lower gas prices.)

The article is called “A Cabinetry of Dunces.” It’s a reference to the classic book, “A Confederacy of Dunces.” I guess he had to change it because banning words like “Confederacy” is one of the few things this Administration is actually doing.   

Unpopular idea

May 27, 2022

The ideas of doing away with the Senate filibuster and packing the Supreme Court might be popular fever dreams on the left, but not with most Americans. The First Liberty Institute conducted a survey and found that voters opposed killing the filibuster by 54-37% and opposed court packing by 68-27%.

https://supremecoup.com/poll

But here’s the poll finding that’s most likely to make a difference in Congress: 54% said they would be less likely to vote to reelect a Senator who supported packing the court and killing the filibuster. Some Senators might dream of packing the court, but the last thing they want to have to do is pack their bags.

The CDC reported that there were 4,368 deaths by gunfire among US children and adolescents in 2020, the vast majority of them homicides. That means gun deaths inched past vehicle accidents as the #1 cause of death in that group.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/guns-leading-cause-death-children-cdc

I have a feeling that statistic is going to be widely quoted in the media. It’s important to note, however, that the CDC defines “children and adolescents” as anyone age 19 and under, which stretches well into legal adulthood and includes teenage gang members who account for the vast majority of shootings. Any gun deaths of young people are tragic and unacceptable, but if we’re going to find solutions, we first have to understand what the real problems and causes are.

My friend Mike Rowe is the latest to allegedly be targeted by the government for his political beliefs – even though he doesn’t even talk about his political beliefs!

https://www.theblaze.com/news/mike-rowe-dirty-jobs-permit

Mike says he was all set to shoot an episode of his show “Dirty Jobs” on boilermakers when the Government Services Administration suddenly yanked permits they’d had for months, claiming vague “security concerns.” It ruined months of costly preparation, caused his freelance crew to lose work and have no time to line up other jobs, and kept the boilermakers from being able to show America what they do.

Mike said he’s shot shows in all sorts of sensitive government environments, from the Capitol to a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and never had a problem. Then he said he got a call from someone high up in the GSA, telling him that another GSA higher-up didn’t like his “personal politics” and deliberately strung him along just to yank the permits at the last possible second.

If true, this is not only yet another example of politicized bureaucrats arrogantly abusing their power, it’s also stupid. Mike Rowe doesn’t discuss his personal politics, and he pointed out that his foundation is “aggressively nonpartisan” and gives scholarships to liberals and conservatives alike. All he can figure is that the petty tyrant doesn’t like the fact that his show “How America Works” airs on Fox Business.

I’ll add that his great show “The Story Behind the Story” airs right after “Huckabee” Saturday nights on TBN. Maybe that’s why the GSA jerk’s nose was out of joint. I spend too much time telling you the sleazy stories behind how Washington works. And now, we have another one.

Memo to Georgia voters

May 27, 2022

Stacey Abrams, your Democratic candidate for Governor, has been trying to distance herself from the “Defund the Police” movement. But she’s still a board member and governing person for a Seattle foundation that was tweeting “Defund The Police” as recently as March, and “Abolish the police” as recently as February. Abrams claims she does not hold the same views as the foundation, which I guess is…why she’s on their board?...

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/stacey-abrams-governor-foundation-abolish-police

Politics intrudes

May 27, 2022

The politicizing of the tragic shooting began almost immediately, with Democrats claiming Republicans had “blood on their hands” and demanding more gun control laws, whether they would have prevented this or not. Some of the most blatant politicizing ranged from former President Obama invoking George Floyd in his comments…

https://www.foxnews.com/media/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-obama-links-george-floyd-murder

...To Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate “Beto” O’Rourke, who staged one of the most disgusting stunts I’ve ever seen when he interrupted Gov. Greg Abbott’s news conference with Uvalde’s Mayor Don McLaughlin to try to blame Abbott for the shooting. He was immediately escorted out by police. The Mayor had requested that people not politicize this meeting, and he angrily shouted, “You’re out of line” and called O’Rourke a “sick son-of-a-b****.” Later, he told Fox News, “If he wants to have that discussion, that's fine. But today at that conference was not the time or place to do that."

https://www.westernjournal.com/beto-orourke-disrupts-abbotts-press-conference-school-shooting-mayor-calls-sick-son-b/

I can’t imagine what O’Rourke thought he would accomplish with that tasteless, ghoulish stunt. Other than letting Texans know that he’s gone from “Hell, yes, we’ll take your guns” to no, he won't take your guns, back to “Hell, yes, we’ll take your guns” again

UPDATE on the Michigan scandal in which five leading Republican challengers to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were barred from the ballot over alleged fake signatures on their petitions. A whistleblower spoke to 100percentfedup.com and provided what is claimed to be background on how petition scammers work and how not just these campaigns but many others of both parties have been victimized by them.

https://100percentfedup.com/breaking-bombshell-whistleblower-explains-how-mi-petition-ringleader-allegedly-gathered-fraudulent-ballot-signatures-for-five-gop-gubernatorial-candidates-he-also-worked-for-three-dem-congressional/

You’d think that after her ham-handed mishandling of the pandemic that crushed her state’s economy and its people’s rights, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would be running for the hills rather than for reelection. But lo: a “miracle” seems to have occurred that will give her a distinct advantage. The Michigan Bureau of Elections has ruled that half of her 10 GOP challengers, including all the presumptive frontrunners, are ineligible to appear on the ballot.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/disaster-strikes-michigan-gop-candidates-challenging-gov-gretchen-whitmer

The reason is that they failed to produce enough valid petition signatures because too many of the signatures were fake. Now, some are saying this smells like a filthy Democrat dirty trick in which people who submitted petitions deliberately filled them with fake names to sabotage the other party. But why would anyone think that Democrats would sink so low as to try to undermine our democracy by rigging an election? That’s a “big lie,” when we know that blue states have the cleanest, most transparent, most trustworthy elections ever. And Gretchen Whitmer is the “kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

Okay, Google, does that pass muster with you?

If you think it was outrageous that the National School Board Association wanted the DOJ to treat parents upset over the teaching of Critical Race Theory as domestic terrorists (it was, and even more outrageous that the feds are actually doing it), that wasn’t the original idea.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/nsba-letter-called-national-guard-military-deployed

An independent investigation by the NSBA found that an earlier draft of the letter to the government called parents who speak out at school board meetings "plotters who are targeting schools and educators" and asked that the Army National Guard and military police be deployed to monitor school board meetings. Talk about declaring war on parents! 

And in an extremely related story, Texas just became the 20th state to officially withdraw from the NSBA, out of 29 that originally distanced themselves from the group.

https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2022/05/24/losing-influence-the-texas-school-board-association-ditches-the-national-school-board-association-n569062

It looks as if the White House is preparing for another wave of COVID to strike coincidentally just before the midterm elections. So even though it's now in the endemic, no-worse-than-a-cold-for-most-people phase, and we're just talking about case numbers and not rising death numbers, it will still be necessary to have mass mail-in ballots and thousands of unattended drop boxes. And be sure to wear surgical gloves before you stuff a ballot (or ballots) into those boxes. For the sake of public health!

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2022/05/22/white-house-looks-to-be-planning-for-wave-of-infection-just-in-time-for-midterms-n2607629

It seems that New York City school officials have finally found a situation under which they will allow references to Jesus in public schools. They’re stocking school libraries with a children’s book called “What You Don’t Know: A Story of Liberated Childhood.” In it, a gay black child doesn’t like church because he feels shamed there until Jesus (who is apparently a Democrat) appears to tell him that “everyone is invited to love and be loved,” even Mitch McConnell, who is depicted in the book.

The kid asks Jesus, “Are you gonna punish the people of Earth who hate me and blame it on you?” The book promises that “we will rewrite the rules we live by and love the world into balance.” It ends “happily” with the child and his parents watching the radical socialist “Squad” on TV. I wonder how Jesus feels about that, considering He was Jewish and some of the “Squad” members are blatant anti-Semites.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/05/23/schoolbook-for-10-year-olds-razes-rancorous-religion-promotes-pro-gay-jesus-and-sells-socialist-salvation-n568766

As Alex Parker at Redstate.com notes, the messages of the book appear to be that religion is mean, God’s Son encourages homosexuality, opposing someone’s beliefs is hatred, and “AOC should control your destiny.”

Again, I’ll point out that the New York City school system has lost 1.2 million pupils over the past few years, and school officials claim that they’re baffled as to why.

Click the link to read more about this book and others in the curriculum that’s called “Mosaic.” But I warn you: before you do, take your blood pressure medicine, or at least a couple of Rolaids.

The Archbishop of San Francisco wants to make it clear that his decision to bar self-proclaimed devout Catholic Nancy Pelosi from taking Holy Communions due to her abortion views was not in response to the recent leak of the Roe v. Wade draft decision. He said he’s tried to talk to her about this for a long time and debated it in his conscience for years. But he finally had to draw the line because “more recently, her advocacy for codifying the Roe decision into federal law—it’s becoming more and more extreme and more and more aggressive."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-communion-ban-supreme-court-leak-archbishop

Why, how is this possible? I’ve been assured by experts that it’s the Republicans who’ve gotten more rightwing and extreme, and the Democrats are the same slightly-left-of-center moderates they’ve always been. I guess as an Archbishop, he must be too sensitive about this issue, so he actually thinks that passing a law to legalize abortion up to the moment of birth is somehow “more extreme” than the Party used to be.

Biden in Asia

May 23, 2022

President Biden is in Asia, where he’s trying to undo some of the signals of weakness that China appeared to be taking advantage of. Asked if the US would militarily defend Taiwan if China attacked, Biden said, “Yes.” China isn’t happy about that.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-troops-defend-taiwan-china-invades-biden

For all of China’s alleged fury, I can’t help thinking that privately, they are less concerned about the slim likelihood of Biden standing up to them than they are about Taiwan turning out to be what Ukraine is to Russia: a lot harder to conquer than they anticipated. That tends to happen when you’re fighting for your homeland and your family and not just for a paycheck.

#Walkaway Rally news

May 23, 2022

Saturday afternoon in Beverly Hills, Brendan Straka held his first #WalkAway rally since getting past the ordeal of being treated like a domestic terrorist by the Biden DOJ for standing outside the Capitol on January 6th.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/05/22/walkaway-founder-reignites-movement-with-first-rally-in-two-years-n568064

That link has more about the rally, and I wish him well in reigniting that movement (although the way things are going now, he might want to rename it the RunAway from the Democratic Party movement.)

If you haven’t seen it, you must watch my recent interview with Brandon where he details exactly what happened on that day and the yearlong nightmare he was forced to endure. This should never be allowed to happen in America.

https://youtu.be/ouesaYreJEU

When my writers tried to see the documentary film 2,000 MULES in a theater in advance of its streaming premiere, the showings for that week were already essentially sold out, across the entire Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. They had to wait until the weekend and watch it streaming at home.

They assumed it was too late to ever see it in the theater, with a crowd. But this movie has been doing so well that filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza is announcing a return to theaters!

Starting this Friday, May 20, 2,000 MULES is, as they say in the movie biz, “going wide.” Around 400 theaters will have a typical wide release, with ticket sales for showings throughout the day.

This is a great way for groups to get together and see the film. D’Souza says they’ve been “bombarded with people trying to organize groups.”

Would you like to see 2,000 MULES in a movie theater? I know that’s what my writers will be doing this weekend.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/watch-dinesh-dsouzas-2000-mules-returns-to-theaters-for-a-typical-release

I don’t think it’s fair to judge people too harshly during their first day on the job. On the other hand, with some jobs, you need to be really prepared before you start. You don’t want to hear your surgeon say, “Sorry if my hands are a little shaky, it’s my first day.”

White House Press Secretary is one of those jobs where you need to be ready to answer questions on your first day, or you might end up with a nickname like the one Jen Psaki earned for repeatedly saying she’d have to “circle back” to that question (and then never coming back to it.) On her first day, new Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was brought up short by Fox News’ Peter Doocy, who asked if she could explain a tweet from President Biden that made no sense (his claim that to bring down inflation, we need to make corporations pay more taxes.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/psakis-replacement-bombs-first-day-doocy-stumps-question-even-eyes-glued-notes/

Doocy kept repeatedly asking how making companies pay more taxes could lower prices, but all she could come up with was some boilerplate about how they’re working on inflation every day, the rich must pay their fair share, climate change, and yada-yada-yada (a lot of DNC talking points that had nothing to do with the question.) It made her look unprepared and not up to the job.

But I’m going to defend her. It was not only her first day, but she was being asked to do the impossible: provide a rational explanation for a Joe Biden economic policy. That’s like asking someone to explain how cows can fly when clearly, only a crazy man would think they can. The problem is, explaining impossibly false things is now her job. I’m sure that, like Jen Psaki, she’ll eventually get good enough at it to land a job at MSNBC.

Over the weekend, FOX News continued its streak of not discussing the new documentary about election fraud, 2,000 MULES. I know we’re not supposed to pay attention to the man behind the curtain, but somebody back there pulling the levers is doing his darnedest to keep you from hearing about it, anywhere on TV. Incredibly, even the outspoken Dan Bongino did not mention it on his weekend show UNFILTERED, and that must have taken some doing. See no fraud, hear no fraud, speak no fraud.

In spite of this, I’m happy to say that the eye-opening documentary film from Dinesh D’Souza and True The Vote has done blockbuster business for a political documentary. It’s the most successful film of that genre since D’Souza’s OBAMA’S AMERICA, released a decade ago. It’s also been a huge boost for alternative social media platforms Rumble and Locals, which, of course, didn’t exist a decade ago.

Despite the shameful mainstream (and major conservative) media blackout, 2,000 MULES is becoming not just a financial success but also a cultural influence, according to D’Souza. “It’s the most talked-about movie out there,” he said, “making headlines in multiple publications, and is trending extremely high on social media.”

Of course, some of those headlines are for attempts to debunk the film. We’ve discussed those here and also pointed to other articles that derail the so-called “fact”-checks point by point.

Assaf Lev, president of Locals, said, “Supporting creative independence is core to our values, and we are thrilled to offer creators a new way to distribute and sell movies independently.”

How great to discover there are ways around the attempts to silence free speech, and that the audience has been starving for courageous, independent points of view. Enterprising filmmakers will be heartened to know their work has some popular and growing outlets, regardless of whether they're approved by Twitter, Facebook and the White House.

https://reclaimthenet.org/2000-mules-confirmed-as-a-huge-hit-for-rumble-and-locals/

Project Veritas has released another undercover expose video that shows two things:

1. Conservatives aren’t paranoid when they think Twitter’s censors hate free speech and are politically biased against them.

2. James O’Keefe of Project Veritas was allegedly banned from Twitter for operating fake accounts, which he denies; but it seems more likely that he was banned for spreading too much truth.

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/twitter-senior-engineer-talks-elon-musk-takeover-in-new-undercover-video/

PV’s new undercover video allegedly features senior Twitter engineer Siru Murugesan talking about how Twitter employees “hate” Elon Musk because he believes in free speech and “Twitter does not believe in free speech.” Also, “Our jobs are at stake, he's a capitalist and we weren't really operating as capitalists, more like very socialist. Like, we're all like commie as f***.”

He also said that many Twitter employees are saying if Musk takes over, it will be their last day on the job (I’m not certain if that will be their choice or Musk’s.) He also said they’re so worried that they’re “stress-eating.”

If it’s any consolation, here’s some good news for them: because they don’t actually live in a communist country, there should be food for them to eat. Although they should be worrying less about Twitter users they disagree with having freedom of speech than about the empty store shelves that started appearing after we allowed even a little socialism to worm its way in.

A judge in Los Angeles struck down as unconstitutional California’s recent law requiring a certain number of women to be on the boards of publicly-owned companies. Like so many laws passed by liberals, it attempted to fight discrimination by overreaching the government’s powers and imposing discrimination. And before the howling about the patriarchy starts, please note that it was a female judge.

https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/judge-strikes-down-californias-women-corporate-boards-quota

One interesting aspect to this story is that even before the state legislature passed it, an analysis by their own legal experts warned that it would “likely be challenged on equal protection grounds.” They passed it anyway. As he was signing the bill, former Gov. Jerry Brown said there were “serious legal concerns” about it. But he signed it anyway.

Yet after it was struck down, the bill’s co-author, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, said the ruling was “disappointing,” and that “More women on corporate boards means better decisions and businesses that outperform the competition – that’s a studied, proven fact. We believe this law remains important – despite the disheartening ruling from the Los Angeles Superior Court – and it exemplifies equal access and opportunity, the very bedrock of our democracy.”

Okay, three things: it doesn’t exemplify equal access and opportunity, it VIOLATES that principle by requiring the hiring of people based solely on gender rather than qualifications. Thinking something is good doesn’t give politicians the power or authority to order companies to do it, particularly when it violates the law and the Constitution. And the ruling to strike it down shouldn’t be described as “disappointing” or “disheartening.” I think the more accurate term is “utterly predictable.”

Over the past couple of weeks, we've had plenty to say about the evidence presented by True The Vote and Dinesh D'Souza in their documentary film 2,000 MULES, as well as the failure of FOX News to step up and even allow their opinion hosts to cover the movie and pose questions about it.

So now, we'll let President Trump speak for himself...

https://therightscoop.com/trump-slams-no-longer-fox-news-for-ignoring-most-impactful-documentary-of-our-time-dsouzas-2000-mules/

The journal “People and Nature” declared virtually every name in the US Parks system, such as Yosemite Valley, to “perpetuate settler colonial mythologies, including white supremacy.” Therefore, the names must all be changed, which is, of course, just a first step toward returning all the land to indigenous peoples.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/05/12/nature-journal-rips-americas-national-park-names-for-honoring-white-supremacy-n563400

Why do I get the impression that the closest these idiots have ever come to a national park are the cannabis plants under the Grow-Lights in their dens?

I hate to raise your blood pressure, but this has to be shared: Florida Rep. Kat Cammack released a photo she says was sent to her by a 30-year veteran border agent. It shows that while American mothers are frantically searching stores to find baby formula (the agent said his own kids can't get it for his grandchildren), the Biden Administration has been sending pallets of baby formula to a migrant processing center in McAllen, Texas, where it's being provided free to illegal immigrants.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2022/05/12/outrageous-american-infants-go-hungry-while-biden-sends-baby-formula-to-illegals-n1597321

I wonder if Mexico would be willing to trade Presidents with us? Biden seems far more concerned with helping citizens of other nations than Americans, and I can't imagine that the President of Mexico would do a worse job as our President than he is.

Blogger Robert Zimmerman rounded up a number of the latest studies that indicate “the utter failure of all COVID mandates.” They not only didn’t help, in many cases, they came with unintended (?) side effects that were arguably worse than the disease.

https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/the-evidence-keeps-pouring-in-showing-the-utter-failure-of-all-covid-mandates/

(And here’s yet another example of that):

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/05/11/border-crisis-covid-policy-behind-massive-spike-in-overdoses-n563277

I’ve noticed that many people react to criticism of government COVID mandates by claiming they don’t listen to bloggers, they only take medical advice from their family doctors. For them, Zimmerman finishes his round-up of studies with a commentary from his own family doctor, listing various claims about COVID and vaccines and ranking them as fact or fiction. Turns out the people who want to police disinformation have been pushing an awful lot of fiction on us.

Tuesday, President Biden gave a speech about how dealing with skyrocketing inflation is his “top domestic priority.” But as for what he’s actually doing about it, judging from the speech…not much.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-reveals-bold-new-plan-fight-sky-high-inflation-blame-gop-not-plan-fight-inflation/

He blamed inflation on everything and everyone under the sun except his own policies. He claimed that the Democrats hold power in “all three branches of government” (Fact-check: the Democrats don’t run the judicial branch.) He blamed Republicans for not having a plan to fix the inflation his party is causing (they actually do: just do the opposite of what he’s doing. Hey, it was working great until he came along. Besides, isn't it the majority party's job to come up with plans?) And he claimed the GOP plan to fight inflation is to raise taxes on the middle class, a false claim that was debunked by the National Desk a month ago. If you can see how any of this will bring down inflation, please write it on a postcard, attach a $40 stamp, and mail it to me.

But I think the most telling fact about how hopelessly at sea this White House is has to be Biden’s boasting about his only positive achievement: under him, the deficit is going down. Yes, but that’s because before he took office, there was massive deficit spending on pandemic relief bills. The deficit is only going down now because Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin blocked Biden’s plan to spend trillions more on his “Build Back Better” boondoggle. He’s praising himself for the positive results of his own policies not being put into effect.

Someone should explain that to him. Maybe he’d start endorsing the idea of blocking all his policies, and things would finally begin to improve.

Some men look forward all year to receiving Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue because they just can’t get enough of its relentless social justice messaging. That is why men buy it, right? The publisher had better hope so, because that’s what they’re using to sell it now.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/chris-queen/2022/05/10/sports-illustrated-thinks-their-swimsuit-issue-is-the-perfect-place-to-highlight-social-justice-issues-n1596635

In the best news for “our democracy” that I’ve heard in months, the Washington Free Beacon reports that Marc Elias, the Democrat “superlawyer” and scourge of election integrity measures, has suffered a string of legal backfires that are actually making the laws he’s trying to undermine even tougher.

https://freebeacon.com/democrats/the-decline-and-fall-of-a-democratic-superlawyer/

In his latest defeat, a Clinton-appointed district judge threw out Elias’ lawsuit over New York's redistricting lines, ruling that it impinged on both “free, open, rational elections [and] respect for the courts.” This follows several other setbacks detailed in the linked article.

Fellow Democrats are turning their backs on Elias, who uses unlimited funds from partisan donors to foolishly press weak challenges of local laws all the way to the Supreme Court, giving the SCOTUS the opportunity to make such laws clearer and stronger nationwide. As Oliver Hardy used to tell Stan Laurel, Democrats are now telling Elias, “Stop trying to HELP me!”

No, contrary to the nonsense being spread by the left on social media, Justice Amy Coney Barrett never used the phrase “domestic supply of infants” to justify forcing women to give birth to meet the demand for adoptions. She said no such thing, and the “domestic supply of infants” quote is from the CDC.

https://www.westernjournal.com/lefts-viral-lie-amy-coney-barrett-bad-even-ap-fact-check/

It was a lie about a conservative that was so egregiously wrong that even the A.P. reluctantly “fact-checked” and debunked it. You could tell their hearts weren’t in it, though, from the headline: “Posts misattribute CDC quote in Supreme Court draft on abortion.” Might be nice if, when you’re correcting slander against a public official, you actually mention the victim’s name.

Elon Musk said Tuesday that Twitter’s permanent ban on former President Trump would be lifted after Musk takes over. He went even further, calling the ban “morally wrong” and “flat-out stupid” (wow, freely speaking the truth IS making a comeback!) Musk said banning Trump from Twitter only amplified his voice among the right and alienated a large part of the country. He added, “Permanent bans should be extremely rare and really reserved for accounts that are bots or spam, scam accounts.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/breaking-musk-makes-major-trump-announcement-changes-everything/

I might add that if Twitter is going to ban real people, the Iranian Mullahs and various terrorist leaders and despots might be more worthy than former US Presidents whose policies Silicon Valley leftists disagree with.

Interestingly, former Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey tweeted agreement with Musk, calling the Trump ban a “business decision” that “shouldn’t have been.” Dorsey called permanent bans of individuals a “failure” that don’t work and “directionally wrong,” except for rare exceptions like child sexual exploitation, illegal behavior or spamming.

https://www.businessinsider.com/jack-dorsey-elon-musk-permanent-twitter-bans-donald-trump-2022-5

As to whether Trump will return to Twitter: he’s said that he won’t, and he now has his own site to promote, Truth Social. On the other hand, Twitter has the biggest reach if he wants to run again, and it might be hard to resist the lure of a “triumphant return” story. Stay tuned.

Sussmann trial update

May 11, 2022

As we were going to press, the Epoch Times released a subscriber-only report on some newly-released notes from a 2017 meeting of top DOJ and FBI officials.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-doj-notes-reveal-fbi-panic-after-trump-tweeted-he-knew-he-was-being-spied-on_4455950.html

The notes are part of documents filed in the trial of Hillary Clinton lawyer Michael Sussman. At the time, President Trump had just tweeted that Obama had wire-tapped Trump Tower. The notes suggest that FBI officials panicked over how much Trump might know about their efforts to tie him to Russian collusion allegations they knew were false, and wanted to cover their tracks. One of the participants was then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, later sold to Americans as a heroic symbol of truth and integrity by academia and liberal news networks. Reminder: under a settlement of his “wrongful termination” lawsuit, we taxpayers got the tab for his benefits, pension and legal fees.

We’ll dig into this deeper and have a more thorough report on it tomorrow. I assume we will not be reporting anything that really surprises us.

The left tries to depict Trump supporters as a mindless cult doing whatever Trump tells them. They can’t seem to comprehend that people voted for Trump because he was saying what they’ve long thought and the elites in DC kept ignoring them, not because Trump was telling them what to think. They’ve previously shown that even strong Trump supporters who attend his rallies will make their disagreements with him known. They’ve done it before when he boasted about the COVID vaccines, and at a rally Friday in Pennsylvania, many in the crowd booed Dr. Oz, the Senate candidate Trump endorsed.

https://www.toddstarnes.com/politics/trump-supporters-boo-heckle-dr-oz-at-pennsylvania-rally/

Todd Starnes has video that should convince anyone that Trump supporters are not mindless followers. They follow Trump when he’s leading where they want America to go, but if he wanders off the trail, they’ll let him know pretty loudly.

There’s a report by the Washington Post that Chief Justice John Roberts, who has become famous for being the Court’s swinging door, tried (and may still be trying) to persuade conservative Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett to side with him on a compromise. It would uphold the 15-week Mississippi abortion law, but not overturn Roe v. Wade.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/05/08/new-report-gives-big-update-on-overturning-of-roe-v-wade-and-shows-what-a-coward-john-roberts-is-n561730

According to anonymous conservative “sources,” Roberts failed on that but is still trying to convince someone to flip to a compromise that would keep Roe but remove the viability standard (Roe only legalized abortion up to mid-pregnancy.) But as Bonchie at Redstate.com points out, without the viability standard, there’s nothing enforceable left to Roe, so what’s the point of upholding a gutted, meaningless ruling conservatives believe is unconstitutional?

Roberts’ waffling, if true, would hardly be surprising, but the most important aspect of the story is this: while the leaked ruling is from February 10th and has likely been altered and amended since then, apparently, the five-vote majority to overturn Roe must be intact or Roberts wouldn’t still be trying to convince someone to “compromise” – something that’s now even less likely, since it would be seen as caving to mob threats and intimidation. So the loudest bullies might just be shooting themselves in the foot.

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