Liberals are out of step with America

Left-wing liberals are the people who are trying to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.  They're the ones who want to remove the Ten Commandments, and all other references to God, from public buildings.  They are trying to force the Boy Scouts to allow homosexual Scoutmasters.  Liberals are pushing for same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption rights in every state.

Most normal, average everyday people don't want America to become a godless, amoral Socialist state.  Except in a few states on the east and west coasts, and some parts of Minnesota, the average American does not think the way liberals think.  Liberals are completely out of step with mainstream America, and they must rely on subterfuge to win arguments.



The root of our problems as a nation.  When a six-year-old brought a gun to school and shot his teacher, the first thought was that it was an accident.  When upon further review it was announced that it was intentional and deliberate, a sort of shock wave went through the population.  This was not just another incident, not just another step along the road to perdition.  Society is no longer slouching toward Gomorrah.  Like the expanding cosmos, the headlong race toward the edge of the cliff is actually accelerating.  This was a quantum leap, an order-of-magnitude increase.  When one observes the breathtaking increase in moral degeneracy, one is reminded of the biblical warning that the beast, knowing that his time is short, is seeking to devour whom he may. [...] Society is becoming more and more disoriented, less structured in terms of norms, and, as an inevitable result, more dysfunctional.  Indeed, the definition of what is "normal" has become so vague as to have lost all practical meaning.  If everything is normal, then nothing is.  If everything is a matter of personal opinion, then facts become irrelevant.  If your truth is not my truth, nor mine yours, then there can be no social contract.  Dysfunctional societies must eventually collapse.  Whether from internal strife or external invasion, they cannot survive.

Who does Represtative Maria Salazar represent?  When a citizen is elected to Congress, they are conferred the title of "representative," with each "representative" elected to a two-year term "serving the people of their specific congressional district."  So it was disconcerting to hear Representative Maria Elvira Salazar, a Republican from Florida's 27th district, address the recently concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, in her official congressional capacity and declare that she "represents" the millions of migrants presently inside the sovereign borders of this nation illegally.  Speaking as part of a bipartisan panel discussing "the reshaped legislative landscape in the United States as it relates to domestic and foreign policy," the crux of her remarks to the attendees was that she wanted to give "dignity" to illegal migrants that are living inside the United States."

How the Deep State Destroyers Threaten Your Way of Life.  The Destroyers know they have limited time to do their mischief before they're found out.  Once light shines on them, like cockroaches, they'll scurry to the darkest recesses they can find.  These people know that the clock is ticking, and it is getting harder and harder to hide the damage they are doing to us all. [...] I am a conservative writer, so my bias is toward traditional thinking.  This means I am cautious about making quick, radical changes.  That's why I'm frightened by what's happened to the Democrat party.  People I know have abandoned the far-left-leaning Democrat party as too extreme for them.  Growth comes primarily from immigrants and the young, who are blank slates for the Destroyers.

Dave Chappelle Says out Loud What Absolutely Everyone Is Thinking About Trans Activists.  [Scroll down] These kinds of protests by the radical trans lobby are nothing more than performance art and they always pick on a group they know won't fight back (again, minus our barricade-throwing heroine).  They are absolute phonies trying to stir up trouble where there isn't any.  It's just the left being the left — the supply of legitimate anti-trans crimes doesn't come close to meeting their insatiable demand, so they try to create it by taunting people not looking for a fight.  Their hope, of course, is that someone will finally snap and fight back, thus they'll be able to make the the claim that the trans community is being victimized.  Unfortunately for the perma-woke, Dave Chappelle's got their number and he's not afraid to say what we're all thinking:  Their ultimate goal is to garner publicity and to create controversy where there isn't any — and it's a tired schtick that's long since run its course.

At Davos, the Rev. John Kerry Signals His Place Among the Elect.  Before getting to the sillier part of his homily, allow me to explain what Neo-Puritanism is and why it has surfaced.  The concept is implicit in the very word "progressive."  In the last decade or two, that word has replaced "liberal" as self-definition among the Left.  On the Right, we shorthand the Left's shifting semantics into the more useful "woke," a word that on the Left originally meant someone who had awakened and seen the light.  At the risk of tautology, progressives, by definition, progress.  Unlike old-school liberals who could content themselves with a status quo, progressives move forward.  They refuse to rest, refuse to reflect.  That much said, few among them have any clue as to what their ultimate destination might be.

Twilight of the Democrats' gerontocracy.  As President Biden plans to launch his reelection campaign, he is whistling past a graveyard of recently discarded Democratic Party icons, who have either left the scene willingly or are being gracelessly kicked out.  Nancy Pelosi.  Steny Hoyer.  Pat Leahy.  Jim Clyburn.  Anthony Fauci.  Dianne Feinstein.  Their combined age is 500 — and until a few months ago, they were running the country.  Now they're shadows of their former selves, headed to the greener pastures of retirement, book deals or the backbenches of the House of Representatives.

The Dignity of the House of Representatives.  First, of course the fight for the speakership wouldn't have happened under Pelosi.  It wouldn't have happened under Stalin, Hitler, or Mao, either.  As my dad said about the Democrat party, the Bolsheviks never break ranks (or they're never allowed to).  For instance, a recent report says that less than 40 percent of Democrats approve of the Democrats' new House minority leader, Hakeem Jeffries — but ordinary Democrats are never asked for their opinions.

Like Paul Revere, a Massachusetts Republican Sends Warning.  The fact is that progressives have been actively working to take over the Democrat party — city by city, and state by state — for years.  Even though progressives are never the majority anywhere, they've gotten their grubby little mitts on all the levers of power, corrupting voting laws and elections, instituting destructive policies, and securing permanent rule for themselves.  Places like California, New York, Illinois -- and sadly, Massachusetts — might be past saving at this point.  No wonder so many are leaving.  Progressives have finally succeeded in taking over the Democrat party at the national level, too.  They've shoved aside all the normal, moderate Democrats, like the kind you used to see.  Can you think of a current Democrat politician who doesn't stick to the progressive narrative, even when it's obviously ridiculous?  You always see them voting in complete lockstep, with no defections.  Look at the recent Democrat House Speaker votes.  Hakeem Jeffries; 212 — round after round.  It doesn't matter that Jeffries only has a 35% approval rating with Democrat voters.  Unfortunately, most Democrat voters don't yet realize what the progressives really are, and what they've done to the Democrat party.

Let the fearful and godless abstain from reproduction!
Birth Rate in Freefall as 1 in 4 Americans Puts Off Having Kids Due to Climate Fears.  I remember being on a golf course talking politics and a friend "jokingly" called me a "breeder."  I have four kids; he's chosen to forgo parenthood altogether.  After a moment of stunned silence, I realized two things:  one, that there are plenty of folks who think that having children is evil, and two, that this person was not in fact my friend.  He's not alone in his thinking though:  a survey by Veolia, an environmental utility firm, reveals that a quarter of respondents described "not being at peace" due to global warming and said they were "giving up long-term projects such as having children."  The poll should be taken with a grain of salt, however, as the Paris-based company posts other polls on their Twitter feed that all seem to arrive at similar conclusions:  that a majority of inhabitants of the earth spend their waking hours freaking out over the future of the planet.  [Tweet]

In Mexico, Joe Biden Promotes Plan to Make it 'Easier' for Migrants Trying to Enter the United States.  President Joe Biden promoted his plan Tuesday to make it easier for migrants to come to the United States after meeting with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.  "This has been the greatest migration in human history around the world as well as in this hemisphere," Biden said, speaking about the ongoing migration crisis after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during a summit in Mexico City.  But the president did not appear troubled by the volume of border crossings and migrants flooding into local communities in the United States, placing a burden on U.S. citizens and legal residents.

Poll: Only 35% of Democrats Hold Favorable View of Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries.  Only 35 percent of Democrats hold a favorable view of election denier Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the House Democrats' new minority leader, a Sunday CBS/YouGov poll found.  Eighteen percent overall hold a favorable view of Jeffries, while 41 percent of respondents had never heard of him or his attacks on democracy.  Jeffries' favorability among the Democrats' intersection coalition was quite low.  Among independents, Jeffries held a 16-point favorability.

In Liberal Media, Never Is Heard a Discouraging Word About Hakeem Jeffries, Election Denier.  In the midst of reveling in the "debacle" of Republicans failing to promote House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to speaker, some leftish media outlets broadcast celebratory stories on House Democrats electing Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., as their minority leader.  On Wednesday, NPR's "All Things Considered" did a story on McCarthy failing to win support alongside a story headlined "Looking back at a decade of GOP hard-liners in Congress."  But it also spent almost three minutes touting Jeffries as the first black lawmaker nominated for speaker of the House. [...] Meanwhile, to represent the view NPR refuses to consider, Kyle Martinsen of the Republican Party's messaging team sent around a memo on how all 212 Democrats voted for Jeffries despite the small problem that his "record of election denialism is well documented — and thoroughly unhinged."  Among the claims:
  [#1]   Jeffries declared the 2016 election was "rigged" and a "hoax," and that a "cloud of illegitimacy" hangs over then-President Donald Trump.
  [#2]   Jeffries called to "investigate [Trump's] so-called victory."  He insisted "history will never accept" Trump "as a legitimate President."
  [#3]   Jeffries said that "the more we learn about 2016 election the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes."
  [#4]   Jeffries claimed Russia succeeded in "artificially placing" Trump in the White House.
  [#5]   Jeffries referred to Trump as a "fake president" at least 73 times.
Martinsen summed up:  "In total, Jeffries denied the legitimacy of the 2016 election at least 163 times."

Hundreds Of Protesters Greet Joe Biden in El Paso In His First Visit to Open Border.  Protesters greeted Joe Biden in El Paso today during his first visit to the open US Border.  Since Joe Biden took over the White House the southern border has been wide open to illegal aliens.  Over 5 million illegals have already crossed into the US during Joe Biden's watch.  Democrats are done with America.  This is the purposeful suicide of the country they despise.

Movie Attendance Collapses 48% over Four Very Woke Years.  Between 2018 and 2022, movie theater attendance dropped in half, and I do not want to hear any excuses about the pandemic.  People will go to the theater to see a movie that appeals to them.  Spider-Man: No Way Home proved this last year.  Top Gun: Maverick proved it this year.  Avatar: Way of the Water is proving it right now.  And those are just the blockbusters. [...] In other words, blaming streaming or the China Flu on the collapse of the movie business is anti-science, so please do shut up.

Lies for Me But Not for Thee.  "Do as I say, not as I do."  That obnoxious diktat uttered by obtuse authority figures everywhere is working overtime in the case of George Santos, the Republican Representative-elect from New York.  Santos is scheduled to take his seat next week. [...] Santos was exposed as a liar, someone who (I am looking for the right word) — how about "embroidered"?  Yes, let's go with "embroidered" — his history.  Actually, the emollient word Santos used when caught out was "embellished."  "My sins here are embellishing my résumé," he said in an interview with the New York Post.  "I'm sorry."  Among his "embellishments" was the claim that he held a degree from Baruch College.  In fact, as he admitted, "I didn't graduate from any institution of higher learning."  You might think, as I do, that that is a plus since most so-called "institutions of higher learning" are moral sewers and left-wing indoctrination camps whose chief achievement is corrupting the young.  Still, Santos should not have lied about this, just as he should not have said that he worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs when, in fact, he did not.  (Though, once again, asked to choose between two candidates, I'd be inclined to go with the one who never set foot in Goldman Sachs rather than the one who had worked there.)

The most revolting people of 2022.  [#1] Democrats:  Due to Biden's misgovernance, the U.S. has suffered high inflation, a crime an uncontrolled influx of illegal aliens, and the mass smuggling of illicit drugs.  The Democrats then passed a bill called the Inflation Reduction Act, which had nothing to do with inflation, but amounted to a high-spending version of the green new deal.  When they found time for it, they focused on Ukraine.  The Democrats used compromised government agencies to target political opponents.  Every rule that was once considered sacrosanct was and is being violated.  They are attempting to turn the U.S. into a one-party socialist dictatorship.  The Democrats from Nancy to AOC may feign empathy, but their sole focus is, was, and always be power and enrichment.

The Tyranny in America.  The Left lives to see absolute destruction of freedom.  Communists exult when liberty is tattered.  Progressives rejoice in limiting freedom.  It is the epitome of dictatorship whether it is a jab for a poison or a useless mask or the destruction of the sanctity of one's property.  This is the picture of tyranny.  The media who have sold their souls to Satan neither care nor want to learn the truth of the dire situations that beset the United States.  The fact-checkers are usually the handmaidens of the very sources of evil. [...] Identity politics, incitement to violence, tolerance for anti-white bigotry, heralding corrupt school systems and defending the most egregious acts by communists are all palatable to Joe Biden and company.

2022, Perhaps the Apex Year for an Era of Pretending.  For the past two years I can only encapsulate the entire social, political and socioeconomic dynamic that surrounds us by saying we are living in an era of great pretending.  Why?  Because nothing else adequately explains it.  A recession is no longer two negative quarters of economic growth.  Elections are no longer defined by votes cast, but by ballots counted.  Meanwhile, women are claimed to have penises and people will argue — strenuously and with commitment — that men can give birth to babies.  Simultaneously, vaccines are no longer about medicines to avoid viruses, and Americans have some moral obligation to fund the administrative salaries, pensions and expense accounts for a nation of European politicians, in a country that few taxpayers could find on a map.  We must pretend the occupant of the oval office is not a dementia patient, at the same time we must pretend the Dept of Homeland Security and FBI is not telling online speech platforms that identifying the dementia patient, as a dementia patient, means you are a domestic violent extremist.  The absurdity of the pretenses are off-the-charts.

Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden Spends Winter Break with Communist Leaders in Cuba.  The Castro regime's puppet president Miguel Díaz-Canel announced on Wednesday evening that he received a visit from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR).  The announcement of Wyden's visit to Cuba occurred less than three weeks after a delegation of three Democrat congressmen traveled to Havana to meet with members of Cuba's communist regime between December 9 [and] 11.

Use These Five Easy Tricks to Identify the Marxist in the Room.  Look for communism masquerading as morality in the forms of:
  •   Black Lives Matter
  •   Critical race theory
  •   "Trans rights"
  •   Climate change
  •   ESG — Environmental, Social and Governance
All of these pretend to help the helpless, but in America, no one is defenseless.  The supposed "oppressors" here are straight white men. [...] Communism recruits its bellicose legions from supposed victim classes, many of which they create.  Democrats will tell black people that they are the victims of white racism, then conscript them to take to the streets.  Democrats then promise to right the wrongs of the "white racism" the black folks have endured but proceed to do nothing.  Why?  Because Democrats can't control prosperous black folks, only the angry "victims" of phantom white supremacy.  Also, what is there to "fix"?

Liz Warren's Disappearing Act.  [Elizabeth] Warren has made herself famous over the years decrying the supposedly malicious behavior of large financial institutions and creating all manner of investigatory boards to search for wrongdoing.  Her efforts have never actually accomplished anything productive for the average person.  She just gloms a lot of favorable coverage from the liberal media and draws a lot of underserved attention to herself.  Warren has mastered the art of public hand-waving and shrill histrionics, but it amounts to nothing of substance. [...] It's pitifully obvious that Warren and her liberal ilk have absolutely zero clue about any of this.  They don't know what financial challenges real middle-class people face on a daily basis, nor do they care in the slightest.  Her kindred spirit, Bernie Sanders, owns multiple homes, is financially independent, has gotten rich from public money, yet all he does is criticize, regulate, and over-tax the private companies that employ his constituents.  Greenies like John Kerry fly in private jets and rationalize it, while Gavin Newsome dines maskless in pricy French restaurants.

The Democrats' war on the family.  It wasn't that long ago when older men dressed as women twerking with children at city-sponsored parades or schools adopting unisex locker rooms or medical clinics exploiting gender dysphoria to pad their bottom line all would have been considered child abuse.  But today, Joe Biden, the Catholic who once stood by his religion, tweets, "Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time.  There is no room for compromise..."  As they say, one thing leads to another.  This swift and headlong lurch into androgyny started a while ago when the revolutionaries realized before you can deconstruct the West you've got to deconstruct Western notions of the family.  The Human Rights Campaign's Welcoming Schools program celebrates transgender youth and normalizes gender fluidity in kindergarten.  Planned Parenthood, when they're not doing their best to eliminate families, says "no worries," we're sexual beings beginning at birth.

Slate: spend Christmas "debunking" family's "conspiracy theories".  I am definitely in the camp of people who advise "avoid politics at the Christmas dinner."  As you might guess, I care a lot about politics and can have a difficult time doing this myself as the only conservative in my family. [...] Every year we are confronted with advice about how to convince your Uncle Joe that socialism is really a good thing or that he is a racist in need of reform.  I like to go through these articles just to find out what the narrative pushers are trying to convince the masses to believe.  Slate's version this year is a doozy.  As a "news and opinion" publication that is mainstream-adjacent, if not exactly MSM itself, it has taken up the task of convincing the average IQ Lefty that debunking the Hunter Biden laptop "conspiracy theories."  It does an especially poor job of it because the laptop itself is filled with conspiracy proofs.  There is pretty much no way to spin the laptop in such a way that anybody involved comes out looking good, so their argument boils down to "there is no proof that Joe himself was involved" in all the evil stuff revealed in it.  And besides, since there is no proof nobody should care.

From 'Free Speech' to Elon Musk.  Today, as evident by the treatment of Elon Musk's recent disclosures at Twitter, we have seen the entire Left do a complete 180 regarding Free speech government secrecy and collusions with big business.  Many people who may have been around back in the 60s and 70s, may be confused on this whole Elon Musk/Twitter kerfuffle. [...] What changes have we seen in such people, the ones who proclaimed to stand for integrity and an open governance since those turbulent days?  They have in fact done a compete 180 having turned themselves into a Nixon on steroids like clone of secrecy, vengeance, and retribution.  They have kept information from the public.  They have used the FBI, CIA, and IRS as well as highly partisan congressional "investigations," to punish and go after their enemies.  They have turned fair law into "lawfare."  They told Facebook, Twitter, and Google what information was to be held from the American people.  Those in charge within the high-tech Industry dutifully obeyed state orders and coordinated their efforts with the FBI.  The Left was now revealing its true beliefs:  the people have no right to such information, but only to the information approved by the government authorities who they now control.

Liberals don't want you to buy a home.  Those of you with some experience in the process of buying a home are likely familiar with the various complications and pitfalls that can await aspiring homeowners, particularly first-time buyers.  There are many factors to consider and most people need some help to ensure they're making the best deal possible.  But it can also be a very rewarding experience.  It's part of the American dream.  That's why I was a bit taken aback when I saw this article from Jerusalem Demsas at the liberal outlet The Atlantic.  The original title which I noticed while browsing through Memeorandum was "Don't Buy a Home. (Ever)."  The final title at the host's website was a bit more tame, reading, "The Homeownership Society Was a Mistake."  The author speaks of "the mythos that accompanies the American institution of homeownership."

Why Leftists Are so Miserable on Christmas.  [Scroll down] I think for some libs there is deep, hidden guilt during the holidays.  I know of several lefties who have thus far "Hunter Biden-ed" their way through life — meaning, they live off of mommy and daddy.  Imagine pretending you're "down with the cause" when you've spent your entire existence with a full fridge, located in a neighborhood where every driveway is home to a Lexus.  You show me an Antifa meeting, and I'll show you a bunch of rich kids who have never worked and whose parents never said no to them.  Yet they don their Che Guevera t-shirts and play the role of the revolutionary, knowing full well that when their little commie meeting is over, mumsy left some organic, plant-based meatloaf for them in the fridge back home.

America, We Can Choose Not to Tolerate Weirdos.  Somehow we got to the point where we're expected to just nod politely when freaks, strangeos, and perverts turn up in positions of great responsibility.  Well, that needs to change.  Whether it's some "non-binary" bondage mutant who oversees America's nuclear waste betwixt bouts of luggage larceny or an Army colonel who — and yeah, this happened — masks up as a leather sex puppy in uniform on social media and who, along with junior officers, also dressed as carnal canines, forms what I guess would be an erotic litter.  And then there's the everyday parade of creepy groomer oddities teaching our kids — actually, indoctrinating them — who are so proud of it that they go post videos of themselves bragging about the gender confusion and woke nonsense they spread.  Time to stop accepting the idea that we need to pretend weirdos are not weird.

L.A. Times Poll: 65% of Americans Oppose Biden's 'Catch and Release' into U.S. for Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens.  A majority of Americans oppose President Joe Biden's expansive "Catch and Release" network releasing tens of thousands of border crossers into American towns and cities every month, a new poll finds.  According to the latest Los Angeles Times/YouGov poll, 65 percent of Americans said Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ought to be either detaining border crossers and illegal aliens or immediately deporting them to their native countries after they arrive at the United States-Mexico border.

The Anti-Fascist Fraud.  One hotly contested battle between current anti-fascism and common sense is K-12 education.  Anti-fascists paint parents and teachers concerned about pornographic books in school libraries as "literal Nazis."  Books like Gender Queer contain graphic pictures of sexual acts; however, according to the Left this book should remain in school libraries to champion Diversity and Inclusion.  If a parent holds the opinion that the sexualized material might be too graphic for minors, that parent is a fascist on par with Mussolini.  But what happens when the anti-fascists want to ban books?  Do they become fascist-anti-fascists or anti-anti-fascists?

Drag Queens are the Democrats' New Mascot.  Inviting a drag queen to celebrate respect for marriage is like dancing about architecture, to borrow a phrase.  Yet here we are:  Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act flanked by Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and gay drag queen story hour performer Marti Cummings.  Cummings is the symptom, not the disease.  There are always fringe people out on, well, the fringes.  Although we didn't use to invite them to the White House to celebrate what might be humanity's oldest institution.  It's niche entertainment, to say the least.  In fact, there's been such a rush to normalize this particular fetish — even make it "family-friendly" — that actual pedos are being glamourized.  Why the sudden and very official respect?  It has nothing to do with gay rights.  It has a lot to do with putting women in their place.  The Left is waging a war on women, on genuine femininity and all of its unique strengths.  And they do it, in part, by raising up obnoxious (and often just plain noxious) pantomime females as "real" women.

Joe Biden Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill: 'Nothing More Decent, More Dignified, More American'.  President Joe Biden signed a bill making same-sex marriage legal nationwide on Tuesday, describing it as a victory for freedom in America.  "There is nothing more decent, more dignified, more American about what we are doing here today," Biden said during his speech at the White House before the signing.

Biden Invites Drag Queen Who Performs for Children to Attend 'Respect for Marriage Act' Signing.  President Joe Biden invited a drag queen who performs for children to the White House on Tuesday to witness the signing of the "Respect for Marriage Act," which enshrines same-sex marriage into law.  Drag queen activist Marti Cummings celebrated the invite on Twitter, and though he keeps his account private, the Libs of TikTok account shared Cummings' status.

Biden's EPA Prepares To Crack Down On Home Appliances.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new rules on Friday that would restrict the use of refrigerators, air conditioning equipment and heat pumps that utilize hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).  The EPA's proposed rule would crack down on the manufacturing and importing of goods containing HFCs, which would restrict the use of HFCs in refrigeration units, air conditioning systems and heat pump equipment starting in 2025, according to an agency press release.  In accordance with the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global climate treaty that the Senate ratified in September, the agency intends to reduce the production and consumption of HFCs by 85% by 2036.

The Crumbling States of America.  Our union is crumbling, our borders are smashed, and our respect has been obliterated.  No one fears America therefore evil runs wild.  And with corruption embedded so deeply into the ability of the people to elect the persons of their own choice (i.e.  Maricopa County, AZ allowing 294k plus votes to be counted that had no persons attached to the ballot) the outlook seems dire.  What the circumstance requires is a fighter, a builder, and someone who stands up to our enemies and for our way of life.  In other words the exact opposite of what incompetent buffoons currently in charge offer.

Democrats Want to Abolish Prisons.  Following the midterm elections, Democrats gained two new members who have already been outspoken in their progressive beliefs.  Rep.-elect Summer Lee (D-PA) has openly advocated for socialist policies.  "Instead of 'thanking' Black women, Black voters, and especially, Black organizers... give us the investments we need and deserve, redistribute wealth, ends police violence, abolish the carceral state, commit to building Black directed political power... and reparations," Lee said.  Last year, Lee introduced a bill that would end cash bail in Pennsylvania.  She has insisted that the majority of those who are arrested don't pose a threat to society, therefore shouldn't have to go to jail just because they can't afford their bail.  In 2016, Lee classified Pennsylvania's system of bail as "a flaw in our system of justice" and "a threat to equal justice under the law."

House Democrats abruptly cancel Big Oil hearing where Elon Musk was scheduled to appear.  Democratic leadership on the House Oversight and Reform Committee abruptly canceled an upcoming hearing to investigate the spread of "climate disinformation" on social media platforms.  On Nov. 18, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Environment, wrote letters to four social media executives asking them to attend the hearing that had been slated for Dec. 14, according to documents obtained by Fox News Digital.  Khanna invited new Twitter CEO Elon Musk, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and executives of TikTok and YouTube to testify.  Committee Democrats blamed the hearing cancellation Thursday on a miscommunication.  They said leadership opted to hold a full committee hearing on Dec. 14 instead of the environment subcommittee hearing.

Newest congressional communist takes after Marx in more ways than one.  There's a reason that disciples of Marxism earned a reputation of being basement dwellers: they're losers.  From Marx himself to his modern protégés, they always have excuses for why they can't work, why the real world isn't fair, and why everything is always someone else's fault. [...] Enter: Maxwell Alejandro Frost.  He's the first Generation Z person to make it to Congress, and what will be his first order of business?  Well, he's aiming to rack up more debt in our names, and stiff-arm private property owners into compliance with communism — achieving Utopia justifies "despotic inroads". [...] Frost spent money he didn't have, and racked up debt, or just stopped paying his creditors, because he only worked as an Uber driver.  He knew it wasn't "right", but did it anyway.  But the left would have us believe we can count on him to make good choices in our best interests?  Give me a break.  How does this compare to Marx?  Well, according to FEE:  ["]From the time he [Marx] moved to England in early 1849 until the time of his death, Marx and his family lived in abject poverty.  Within a year of arriving in London, he was kicked [out] of his two-room apartment for failing to pay rent.  For decades after he was forced to use a fake name to hide from creditors. [...]["]

Border Patrol Union Blasts Biden, Tweets 'This Is Not Leadership, It's Cowardice'.  After President Joe Biden refused to visit the Southern border despite being nearby on a visit to Arizona — saying "there are more important things going on" — the Border Patrol Union on Wednesday took to Twitter to blast the president's handling of the crisis.  "Joe Biden created this massive, chaotic mess at our border with his policies," they wrote:  [Tweet]  Biden has not visited the border a single time during his presidency.  What are the "more important things" Biden had to do instead of dealing with the surge in border crossings?  Why, he needed to tour a Taiwanese chip manufacturing plant.  Meanwhile, Wednesday brought more sad news; a 38-year-old patrol agent was killed in a high-speed ATV crash that occurred as he was pursuing a group of migrants.  He was the father of two children.  Not that important, I guess.

Turns out I'm a 'RINO' After All.  During President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address on January 20, 1961, the new Democrat president famously proclaimed: "Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country," as he challenged all Americans to contribute in some way to the common good of the country.  Imagine the consequences if a Democrat running for any office in today's America were to make that same proclamation.  What would we hear — from Democrats themselves?  Unhinged charges of racism, white supremacy, attacks on equality, and demands for "racial equity" — and worse — would abound.  Hence today's Democrat Party bears little resemblance to the Democrat Party of JFK.  Sadly, the same can be said of the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan.

Disney's Gay Black Hole — where money goes to disappear.  The trend for Disney lately is to weave in gay scenes and themes in children's movies and then lose a few hundred million dollars when it flops on the big screen.  It's called grooming, but it's one nasty black hole for Disney where big bucks go to disappear.  Whether it's some drag queens in thongs twerkin' for the kids, or a gay couple shoving their tongues down each other's throats, grooming is in "full swing" for children of all ages.  In the new film, Strange World, the lead characters are two gender-fluid boys who are in love with each other, and the propaganda film is sinking down a dark $147,000,000 hole of losses and regrets, not counting promotional costs also sunk into it.  These sexual plots woven into movies by Disney to groom America's kids into thinking about sex, sex partners and trans-everything all the time are failing miserably.  Disney has come out of the closet, but it's not about equal rights, fair treatment or love, but rather it's about grooming kids while the parents look on in utter disgust, unless those parents are gender-fluid drag queens in thongs also.

Guess Who's Trying To Cause Problems With The Railroad Tentative Agreement?  This morning, in the post on Biden wanting Congress to vote to approve the Tentative Agreement, I ended with  ["][Biden] also wants, again, zero changes.  No adding this or that or the other from Democrats or Republicans.  Who's your bet on the first to attempt to attach ryders to the bill?  I'm going with Squad members.["]  This didn't take long  [Tweets from the Squad!]

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Four nefariously managed events meant to harm us.  [#3] Wokery, the Marxist campaign to disorder society in order to overthrow existing institutions and replace them with a utopian dictatorship of the intersectionally oppressed — also known as The Revenge of the Losers. [...] It laughs at the idea of redemption.  Its adversaries are never forgiven, only dealt additional punishments for asking.  The mystery here is how Wokery was incorporated into the operating system of the Democratic Party.  The answer is the party needed something to replace its erstwhile corpus of organized industrial workers, gone with the winds of Globalism, and so it valorized the various categories of the mentally ill, the permanently downtrodden, and sundry persons who had become economic hostages to its corrupt system of payments and grants.  High above that ragtag-and-bobtail of crazies reigned an aristocracy of the so-called cognitive elite, people of unquestioned virtue, college professors, the creative class, the credentialed echelon — super-busy signaling their good intentions to their vassals to keep them in line.

CNN Calls Freedom of Speech 'Nonsense' in Moronic Rant.  Did you know that freedom of speech is "nonsense?"  That's the word from CNN, which let a former CIA flunky spew falsehoods in an attempt to smear Elon Musk's management of Twitter.  As RedState previously reported, Musk is set to grant a "general amnesty" to formerly banned accounts.  There will be some exceptions if those accounts broke the law or engaged in targeted calls for violence, but a deluge of accounts that simply broke leftwing orthodoxy are set to return.  That has the clowns over at CNN shaking in terror, so much so that they are willing to boot basic constitutional principles in the process.  [Tweets]  Everything is about Vladimir Putin to these people.  According to them, he stalks the shadows like some bizarro Batman, ready to pounce at any moment with memes and "disinformation."  Of course, Robert Baer is in the same camp of flacks who insisted that Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation, and we all saw how that turned out.

Disney's first animated movie with a prominent gay character bombs.  In 2021, Disney greenlit Strange World, an animated movie about a family journeying through a mysterious land to save a resource that's losing its energy.  Bob Iger, who is returning to Disney to "save" it from Bob Chapek's sad tenure, was still on board in 2021, so he must have greenlit it.  That's a relevant fact because the movie bombed at the box office.  Coincidentally or not, the movie has an openly gay subtext as one of the main male characters crushes on another boy.  Before the movie opened, the media wanted audiences to know about the gay romance, probably under the mistaken belief that audiences would care:  [Numerous tweets]  My suspicion is that, while many parents don't want their kids to have thrust upon them even more pro-LGBTQ material than they're already receiving in school, a big reason for the box office bomb may be that most heterosexuals just aren't that interested in gay romance.  They can't relate to it, and they're not impressed with Disney making such a niche film.  Despite the left's relentless "gay, gay, gay" push, gays are, on average, no more interesting than any other people, and things that are of unique interest to them, such as same-sex relationships, don't change that fact.  But yeah, thinking about it some more, it's probable that the failure is mostly because Disney isn't supposed to be pushing children into a lifestyle that is unhealthy.  No matter how the LGBTQ crowd tries to dress it up, we know that they have more substance abuse, partner abuse, depression, and suicide than the general population — and that's true no matter how supportive the greater culture is.

The White House Issued Some Talking Points for the Family.  They Didn't Go Over Well.  Joe Biden is in Nantucket for Thanksgiving, staying at the home of one of his billionaire friends.  White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain tweeted out a "list of accomplishments" of the Biden administration that's part comedy part tragedy.  The comedy comes from Klain's purpose in posting the talking points:  to use when "that Uncle comes at you about POTUS."  [Tweet]  The tragedy comes from what Klain believes to be an "accomplishment."

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I have found that if you strike up a casual conversation with a leftist, he or she will inject race or politics into the discussion within 60 seconds.

Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, 2009: I'm "SICK AND TIRED" of hearing people criticize socialism.  Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock holds a slight lead over his GOP challenger, Herschel Walker, in a runoff election poll released Tuesday morning.  In a video from 2009, preaching from the pulpit, Warnock states he was 'sick and tired' of hearing people criticize socialism.  [Video clip]

West Virginia Hates Sen. Manchin Now.  Senator Manchin's dirty 'Inflation Increase Act' deal, its betrayal of coal country, army of IRS agents, and inflationary spending has paid off some of his backers and made Bill Gates very happy.  Gates was described as having personally lobbied Senator Manchin and Schumer in "anticipation of a rare moment in which significant federal dollars might be secured for the clean-energy transition."  Billions of those dollars, ripped out of the hands of truck drivers, veterans and small businessmen, will have been "secured" for Gates and his ventures.  The Microsoft founder was described as having "tapped into a relationship with Manchin that he'd cultivated for at least three years". [...] Now Manchin's dirty deal may cost him his Senate seat.  A new poll released Wednesday by Jackson County radio station WMOV 1360 AM and Oregon-based Triton Polling and Research found that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is vulnerable after his support for the Inflation Reduction Act.

White House Tries to Politicize Thanksgiving with Leftist Talking Points to Defend Joe Biden.  The White House on Wednesday distributed leftist talking points for predictably insufferable supporters of President Joe Biden to use for attacking Republicans during Thanksgiving family gatherings.  The list of talking points was shared by White House chief of staff Ronald Klain on social media.  "One last item for your Thanksgiving dinner: some talking points when 'that Uncle' comes 'at you' about the president," he wrote on Twitter.  The list tries to argue that Biden is actually "tackling inflation," even though the cost of a Thanksgiving meal is up by 20 percent from last year.  It also tries to denounce Republicans in Congress as "EXTREME" because of their position on protecting unborn children.

The Voting Morons.  We now have two mentally damaged individuals in high office in this country, neither able to function as an independent adult.  How did they get there?  By being elected... with the addition of other means.  But it was the votes that created a situation where those "other means" could work.  In other words, the moron vote played a large role.  Tens of millions of voters who can't recognize a mentally crippled individual when they see one.  Who witness electoral cheating in front of their eyes as clearly as that of a three-card monte dealer but don't see it for what it is.  Who simply can't make the connection between the close of critical pipelines and gas costing six bucks at the pump.

John Fetterman Is The New Normal.  Pennsylvania's still-recovering stroke victim and senator-elect, whose parents provided him with his main source of income for a considerable amount of his adult life, is the blueprint for America's future politicians.  Why bother proving your merit as a statesman when the system in which you're entrenched is calibrated to ensure your success? [...] Fetterman and his opponent, longtime daytime TV personality Mehmet Oz, had their one and only debate on Oct. 25 — literally two weeks before Election Day.  Why did it take so long for Fetterman and Oz to share the stage?  He was either hiding the fact that he was still in the early stages of recovering from a stroke and did not have full control of his audio-verbal faculties, as footage from the debate and pre-election interviews clearly indicate, or he was hiding the fact that his policy proposals are utterly insane and would only further exacerbate issues, such as violent crime, his constituents face on a daily basis.  Either way, at the end of the day, he hid important information from the people he wanted to trust him with power.  And it worked because he had access to a mountain of money, with $56,690,623 raised by Fetterman's campaign and $35,091,809 provided by outside groups, and benefited from a state election system that has effectively broken with the American political tradition by implementing a mail-in voting apparatus whose legality is dubious at best and threatens to turn formerly competitive states into post-political strongholds for the Democratic Party.

Maybe denial is the driving factor in the 2022 election outcome.  Democrat voters are not a monolithic bloc.  Yes, some are hard-core ideologues who swooned over Bernie Sanders.  Some are recipients of public assistance and dependent on Democrat party largesse.  Some are students and recent graduates majoring in insurrection.  But they're not all community organizers, and they don't all hate America.  Most are normal, center-left people who habitually vote Democrat. [...] But consider for a moment what the habitual Democrat would have had to acknowledge to vote Republican on November 8th:
  [#1]   That the President of the United States is a doddering mediocrity.
  [#2]   That the person (or persons) responsible for the policies and decisions emanating from the White House is a matter of conjecture.
  [#3]   That the administration's policies are blatantly extremist and being implemented with ruinous effect.
  [#4]   That proper stewardship of the nation's fiscal and energy resources is utterly lacking — to the point of precipitating a foreseeable crisis.
  [#5]   That large numbers of inner-city youth, trapped in broken homes or broken schools, are not being taught respect, self-control, or the difference between right and wrong.
  [#6]   That the freedoms, values, and checks and balances on which this country was founded are being left grossly unprotected.
  [#7]   That despite mounting challenges we are not presently capable of deterring our adversaries or defeating them on the battlefield.
Perhaps it's all too much to contemplate.  The habitual Democrat voter prefers to remain incongruously oblivious.

The 2022 Mid-Terms Exposed the Existence of Two Americas and the Overwhelming Importance of the 2024 Election.  Blue America is hell-bent on permanently eradicating the unalienable right of self-defense as codified in the Second Amendment as well as eliminating constitutionally protected freedom of speech and religion.  Its mindless determination to confiscate guns by any means possible and censor speech it does not approve of is unbound and unconstrained as it is willing to use government to enforce its will.  Red America is firm and unmoving in its belief that unalienable and constitutionally protected rights are non-negotiable and immutable.  The unabashed attempt at disarmament and censorship has had the effect of convincing over half of the American populace that these actions are a prelude to government's willingness to use force against the citizenry to strip them of all their rights including fair and impartial justice.

Are Lonely Wine Karens Ruining Our Country?  Exit Poll Reveals The Depressing Truth.  Americans expected Republican candidates to dominate the midterm elections.  Instead, they got a wave of disappointment thanks largely to lonely, unmarried women who broke heavily for the Democratic Party.  While exit polls show Republicans won married men and women voters by double digits and increased their share among unmarried men, the majority of single women (picture an ex-librarian who drinks boxed wine while listening to Joni Mitchell) voted for Democratic candidates.  Among unmarried women, 68% told CNN's exit poll they voted for Democrats over Republicans in the 2022 midterms, while only 31% said they voted for Republicans.

Another Stolen Election.  [Scroll down] Polls show that Biden suffers an approval rate of only 36% and that a large majority of Americans do not want Biden to run for reelection in two years.  How is this preference consistent with the vote count of Tuesday's election?  Consider also that the party in power loses representation in midterm elections, but despite the substantial turn away from Democrats revealed by CNN, this normal result did not occur on Tuesday.  Consider also public dissatisfaction with: record crime, record inflation with high food and gasoline prices, rising interest rates and falling home values, massive illegal immigration, forced indoctrination of school children with transgender theory and critical race theory, Biden's Covid vaccination mandates that caused health injuries, deaths, and destroyed careers, Biden's Covid lockdowns that destroyed businesses, jobs, supply chains and raised prices, Biden's "Russian" sanctions that disrupted energy supply and raised the price of everything. [...] Now, ask yourself, what is worse, a stolen US election or an American electorate so insouciant and out to lunch that they would keep a political party in office that is leading us into war with Russia and China, that hates white people and persecutes them, that has politicized the FBI and Department of Justice turning them into Gestapo agencies serving Democrat power, that fervently believes that parents are bad for children and should have no say in their education (brainwashing), that is demonizing normality and normalizing perversity, that ... I could go on and on.  Here was a chance for voters to register their dissent, and according to the vote results they failed to do so.  If the vote count is honest, then the conclusion is that we must write off the American people as beings too stupid to survive as a free people.  This is why I much prefer to believe that the election was again stolen.  What can be done about stolen elections?  Nothing.  Especially when a previously stolen election has left Democrats in control of the executive branch.  The executive branch is the police branch.  It is not going to enforce election or any law against itself.

Florida [is] bracing for [a] new influx of residents fleeing blue states after [the] Dems' election success.  Continuing years of scorching population growth, Florida is bracing for a fresh batch of disgruntled citizens fed up with spiraling crime and high taxes to move in from Democratic strongholds.  Figures obtained by The [New York] Post show that through August, a record 41,885 New Yorkers already swapped their licenses for the Florida version, a commonly used indicator of demographic trends.  That figure was 21,277 for California, 16,970 for Pennsylvania and 16,846 for Illinois.  Sunshine State observers said after Tuesday saw Democratic leaders re-elected or voted in — coupled with Gov. Ron DeSantis's landslide entrenchment — they expect the exodus to Florida will continue.

How Could John Fetterman Have Won?  Every Possible Answer Is Bad in a Different Way.  It's hardly even believable:  the stuttering, sputtering John Fetterman, a stroke victim who only rarely manages to utter a complete sentence, coasted to victory in the Pennsylvania Senate race.  Like Joe Biden, Fetterman is so clearly unfit for his new job that no sane person could possibly think otherwise; it boggles the mind to think that any Pennsylvania voter could have seen any of Fetterman's incoherent ramblings over the last few weeks, both in his debate with Dr. Mehmet Oz and in his campaign rallies, and thought, "That's the man I want representing Pennsylvania in the Senate."  But Fetterman will show up in the Senate in January — if someone can guide him to where it is — and all the explanations of why this ridiculous charade is set to happen are bad in different ways.

Pennsylvania Ballot Fillers Elected a Dead Guy.  The people who distributed, assembled, collected and then submitted all the Democrat ballots in Pennsylvania filled in the bubble for a dead guy.  Democrat Anthony "Tony" DeLuca died October 9th but was reelected to his state House seat on November 8th.  Go figure.

Pennsylvania, America's Capital of Stupid.  The distinction and trophy for 'Capital of Stupid' now rests with the citizens of William Penn's home with the election of Democrat John Fetterman to the U.S. Senate.  Why stupid you say?  What is wrong with John Fetterman?  It's simple.  Fetterman has never held a real private sector job in his life (he is currently lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania). He has enjoyed financial support from his parents most of his adult life.  He prefers hooded sweatshirts and arm tattoos to conventional business suits and claims to be for 'the little guy.'  Prior to becoming the lieutenant governor, his only other job was Mayor of Braddock, PA where he did nothing to improve the town's condition.  (It is thought that the town actually improved after he left office.)

America's Death Wish.  Let's get real: The American people are electing the pols they deserve, demagogues who mirror the woke prejudices of an increasingly propagandized people.  According to the media, "threats to democracy" constituted one of the top concerns of the people.  How lame.  Large segments of the American public clearly swallowed Joe Biden's self-serving malarkey on that subject whole.  Never mind that Biden was clearly referring not to authentic threats to democracy but challenges to regnant liberalism.  Biden is not afraid for democracy but afraid of it.  He desires a one-party state.  The relative success of the Democrats on Tuesday is a measure not of the public's rationality but of its submission to wokeness.  Those in the 18 [to] 29 demographic voted for the Democrats overwhelmingly — a tribute not to their wisdom but to their lack of it.  These voters entered the booth after receiving a warped education at colleges and universities swimming in wokeness.  It is nearly impossible to impress upon this generation the dangers of liberalism.  They simply shrug at any description of them.

Ron DeSantis understands that the culture war is a winner.  I have argued consistently that fighting against the "transgender" movement is a winner for conservatives.  Once people have children, they become very protective of them and do not want their son's weird, pierced, blue-haired kindergarten teacher to convince him he's really a girl and, oh, by the way, don't tell your mommy and daddy that.  Ron DeSantis's decisive victory in Florida indicates that the policy is a winner (with Glenn Youngkin's 2020 Virginia victory suggesting the same).

Deceased Pennsylvania State Rep. Reelected in Landslide.  A state lawmaker in Pennsylvania has been reelected to another term in office on Nov. 8 despite already passing away last month.  State Rep. Tony DeLuca, a Democrat, died at age 85 on Oct. 9 due to lymphoma.  The timing of his death was too late for election officials to change the ballots.  DeLuca had served as a representative in the Pennsylvania state legislature for 39 years.  He received more than 85 percent of the vote in the 32nd District in Allegheny County.  This accounted for nearly 14,000 votes on Election Day, and more than 7,000 votes via mail.  DeLuca had served on the House Insurance Committee and the Democratic Policy Committee.  His opponent, Green candidate Queonia "Zarah" Livingston, received roughly 14 percent of the vote.

Voters like Competence, Not Chaos.  Tuesday's [11/8/2022] results show how many voters are turned off by candidates who try to delegitimize past elections.  For years, Stacey Abrams discounted the legitimacy of the 2018 election she lost by a razor-thin margin — and Brian Kemp won his rematch against her handily.  Kemp and Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger burnished their images as responsible holders of power by defending the results of the 2020 election.  Fortunately for American democracy, swing voters (the ones candidates need to win elections) do not reward conspiracy theories that aim to nullify elections.  If "normie" voters like candidates who (legitimately) affirm the credibility of American elections, they also dislike crime and the appearance of lawlessness.  In New York, growing voter anxiety about crime helped make the governor's race far more competitive than in previous cycles; current tallies show Republican Lee Zeldin at 47 percent of the vote — the highest result for a Republican since George Pataki's 2002 reelection.

Pennsylvania Democrat State Representative Reelected Despite Being Dead.  A state lawmaker in Pennsylvania was re-elected on Tuesday despite passing away last month.  Early voting numbers Tuesday indicated that the dead Democrat had a sizable lead over the Green Party challenger.  It's not hard to see why brain-dead Fetterman won in Pennsylvania!  This is a big loss because it may cost the GOP control of the Senate.  But in Pennsylvania, they vote for the party and not for the person they want to represent them!  Late state Rep. Tony DeLuca won his seat in the 32nd District, triggering a special election to fill that seat at a later date, in one of the first state House races called Tuesday night by the Associated Press.  Early voting numbers Tuesday indicated that Mr. DeLuca, a Democrat, had a sizable lead over Green Party challenger Zarah Livingston.  Mr. DeLuca, the longest-serving member of the state House of Representatives, died last month at age 85 from lymphoma.

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If voters must be living when they cast a ballot, the candidate should face the same requirement on Election Day.

Watch: Bill Clinton and Kathy Hochul laugh about crime on NY subways.  The desperation of the Democrats heading into tomorrow's midterm elections can be observed in the way that they are trotting out every big name in their party in an effort to get out the vote at the last minute.  We've already seen Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton stumping for Democrats around the country, but now they've brought out The Big Dog.  (Also described by his wife as "a hard dog to keep on the porch.")  Bill Clinton was in New York this weekend, stumping for unelected Governor Kathy Hochul, who should have had one of the easiest races of any Democrat, even in the midst of a potential red wave.  Clinton took the stage and almost immediately seemed to inadvertently add to Hochul's problems by attempting a joke that will likely not be amusing to most of the Empire State's voters.  He began mocking her opponent's platform of dealing with crime and laughing about people suffering attacks in New York City's subway system.

The Pathetic Democratic Pantheon.  Over the last few months the four icons of the Democratic Party — Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi — have hit the campaign trail.  They've weighed in on everything from "right-wing violence" and "election denialists" to the now tired "un-American" semi-fascist MAGA voter — and had nothing much to say about inflation, the border, crime, energy, or the Afghanistan debacle.  In this, they remind us just how impoverished and calcified is this left-wing pantheon.  So why should we take anything they say seriously, given their own records — and especially given their mastery of projecting their own shortcomings upon others as some sort of private exculpation or preemptive political strategy?

The Occam's Razor Election.  We've now had three Democratic presidents in a row — stretching back to Clinton in 1992, then Obama in 2008, and Biden in 2020 — who all campaigned as moderates, but lurched sharply left once in office.  In other words, Democratic presidential candidates lie to us, over and over again, and then voters issue a restraining order at the first opportunity.  It's as though voters need reminding every other decade how bad Democrats in power can be.  "Swing voters," wise up.

Democrats Are Losing Voters They Took for Granted, Thanks to Misplaced Priorities.  Over the weekend, new data showed Democrats that minorities are migrating to Republican candidates in a historic shift, and the electorate sees them as focused on all the wrong things.  All Democrats had to do was not be crazy.  Biden inherited an economy in recovery and a nation looking to take a collective deep breath.  Instead, Democrats decided to destroy the economy and push transing the kids.  Voters noticed.

Hispanics Across Arizona, Florida, Texas Abandon Democrats: 'The Party Doesn't Care About Us'.  Hispanic Americans, gravitating to the nationalist-populist wing of the Republican Party, are turning on Democrats over the top issues in this year's midterm elections: Crime, inflation, immigration, and a corporate-backed woke social agenda.  Tim Alberta for The Atlantic traveled across Arizona, Florida, and Texas to find that Hispanics who had been voting for Democrats for decades have since turned on the party as it moves toward an economic and social agenda embraced by white college-educated Americans.  The move, as The Atlantic details, is coalescing working and middle class Hispanics into the fold with white non-college-educated Americans to shape the GOP base.

Biden's Delusional Comms Director Tells CNN Viewers: "What We're Seeing is Enormous Popularity for the Biden Agenda".  Joe Biden's delusional communications director told CNN viewers the Democrats are going to do well in Tuesday's midterms because Biden is popular.  CNN anchor Jim Sciutto pointed out that historically a first midterm election for a US president is usually a wipeout.  Biden's Comms Director Kate Bedingfield said while historically the House flips in a president's first term, Biden's agenda is enormously popular.  "Look, across the board what we're seeing is enormous popularity for the Biden agenda," Kate Bedingfield said.

Manchin's rebuke shows how toxic Biden's energy views are.  It's not often that a senator launches a brutal, frontal assault on a president from his own party.  It's even rarer when he does it just before a national election.  But that is exactly what West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin just did to Joe Biden.  At issue was Biden's recent speech attacking coal, a bedrock of the West Virginia economy.  Manchin was furious over Biden's promise to shut down all of America's coal-fired power plants.  That view might be red meat for Biden's audience of green-power advocates and rich California donors, but it is poison in West Virginia.  And it is those West Virginians who elected Manchin, the only Democrat still standing in a state that is now deep red. [...] President Biden's comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality, they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs. [...] Shutting down coal-fired plants is hardly a new position for Biden.  He said as much while campaigning for president.  But why return to that theme just before an election when high energy prices are already a political burden?  Some combination of Biden's usual foot-in-mouth disease, his quest for rich donors, and an effort to spur turnout among base voters.

Thank God For These Horrible Democrats.  A fish rots from the head down, but in the case of Democrats that head is empty, or at least has forgotten where it is.  Naturally, that head is on the scrawny neck of Joe Biden, a man so untrustworthy that it says "hello" you have to suspect he's leaving.  What kind of person thinks claiming "Ultra MAGA is a threat to the country" is a good strategy?  "MAGA" stands for "Make America Great Again," which if you're pretending to like the country is rather difficult to demonize.  Then again, Biden leads the party that has "America was never great" as a guaranteed applause line on the campaign trail, so nothing should surprise us.  In a last-ditch effort to save his worthless presidency, Biden declared the act of engaging in democracy to be a threat to it should the public dare vote against the wishes of Democrats. [...] The idea of declaring one of the two possible election outcomes to be invalid before any votes are counted should bother the people who claim to wake up screaming about "threats to democracy."

Why suburban women are flocking to the GOP: As simple as A,B,C.  To hear Democratic candidates, and the party's media cheerleaders, talk now, nobody ever supported defunding the police.  But, of course, Democrats across the board did just that, and GOP candidates, and honest media, have been replaying the video.  In a spasm of post-George Floyd mass hysteria, the political system, and in particular the governments of Democratic-run cities, made drastic cutbacks in police protection, installed revolving-door, no-bail arraignment systems and encouraged the proliferation of homeless encampments and open-air drug markets in many areas.  Unsurprisingly, the result was surging crime.  Around America, downtown businesses have closed, and people — especially women — have felt unsafe in their own neighborhoods.  Crime is now a major issue with the electorate, and even among black voters, the alleged beneficiaries of police defunding, only 17% support defunding the police, per a recent Grio/Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

Patty Murray makes an anguished face.  Some strange things have been happening here in the Pacific Northwest.  We've had a freakishly warm and dry October, for one, and just the other day Seattle apparently boasted the worst air pollution in the world.  That was thanks to the smog from all the nearby wildfires, though I'm pleased to report that more normal monsoon conditions have since returned. [...] But surely none of these oddities could compete with the news that Washington's five-term Democratic senator Patty Murray, 72, is in trouble against her 39-year-old GOP opponent, a self-described farm girl with the striking name of Tiffany Smiley.  Smiley is a political outsider whose husband Scotty was blinded by a suicide bomber while serving as a US Army major in Iraq.  Long considered a lock for Murray, the seat is now a statistical toss-up, with a new Trafalgar Group poll showing Murray up 49-48.  The rival candidates sat down (or in Smiley's case, stood up) for a televised debate the other day.  If ever there was a living portrait of the gulf between America's two main parties, this was it.

Democrat John Fetterman: 'I'm Actually Very Proud' to Have Helped Free Convicted Killers from Prison.  Pennsylvania Lt.  Gov. John Fetterman (D), running against Republican Mehmet Oz for the state's open United States Senate seat, says he is "actually very proud" of his record of helping free convicted killers from prison.  During a panel discussion in Erie County, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Fetterman touted his record on the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons where he oversaw the release of 13 convicted killers from prison and placed members on the board who sought to end mandatory life sentences for convicted first- and second-degree murderers.

America Is On The Cusp Of A Fundamental Transformation.  No matter how bad Obama's actions while in office, nothing he did compares to Joe Biden.  Since being installed as president, Biden has done an insane number of things that simply make no sense from a rational perspective.  Literally the first thing Biden did was reduce the amount of energy available to Americans.  He canceled completing the Keystone XL Pipeline which would have brought more Canadian oil.  Soon thereafter, the administration threw up roadblocks to domestic oil production both offshore and on federal lands.  First, they curtailed new leases and "reviewed" existing ones.  Later, when they backed off from a complete ban, they instituted a virtual ban, which included increasing fees and other elements to make extraction more expensive for energy companies and everything more expensive for Americans.

Every Day is Halloween Now.  It wasn't all that long ago that the streets of major cities were filled with men and women wearing black masks over their faces.  The long Halloween of the lockdown, perhaps the longest on record, was just one of those costume changes in which all of society got a makeover.  But masks can be taken on and off.  Social dysfunction is a lot harder to fix.  The drug addicts lying in gutters are not just wearing a costume, they've become the costume.  Just as if we had worn the masks long enough, we might have become the masks.  Costumes are everywhere.  One day, Dr. Rick Levine chose to put on a dress and a long flowing blond wig and he became Rachel Levine.  The Biden administration decided to make Rick into a four-star-admiral and now he's Admiral Rachel Levine allowing him to wear an exciting new costume.  In a society where a man can become a woman by thinking it, he can also become a four-star admiral.

A Stunning Number of Americans Believe the Country Is 'Out of Control' Thanks to Democrats.  A look at the Democrat tote board reveals that this party's policies have resulted in more dead people.
  •   Democrats believe women should be able to kill their babies up to the moment of birth.
  •   The murder rate has spiked in Democrat-run cities where police are "de-funded."
  •   Democrats are willing to sacrifice your life at the altar of their global warming religion by depriving you of reliable, cost-effective energy.  Good luck heating your home this winter!
  •   They've required you to drive electric cars that don't work in the deep cold or when you're stuck in traffic trying to escape a hurricane.  Good luck with your evacuation plan!
  •   Democrats' policies have made food much more expensive, forcing some to choose whether to eat or spend on other necessities.
  •   Democrats have opened the borders, releasing vast amounts of fentanyl and meth into the country, killing more people than our wars.
The upshot is that Democrats are an existential threat to human life.  Maybe that's why nearly 80% of the people in a new CBS News/YouGov Battleground Tracker poll say that the country is "out of control."

No such thing as a 'Christian Democrat'.  This past week Matt Walsh posted the following comments on Twitter.  "The Democrats have settled on their closing argument:  'Vote for us so that we can castrate children, use your money to pay for abortions, and put pornography in the schools.  If you don't vote for us, then you are a Nazi and democracy will die.'  Fascinating political strategy."  In these few words, Mr. Walsh highlighted a sad and sobering fact:  The Democrat party is now so extreme that no serious follower of Christ can align with it.  There is no longer any such thing as a "Christian Democrat."

Mandela Barnes: 'Oil Is Destroying the World'.  Mandela Barnes, the Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate, said in 2015 that he believes "oil is destroying the world" — an apocalyptic claim that conflicts with his more recent campaign promise to try to make gas more affordable for consumers.  "Oil is destroying the world in every possible way," Barnes, Wisconsin's lieutenant governor, said on Twitter in 2015.  The remark is the latest evidence of Barnes's extreme opposition to domestic energy production, which he has attempted to soften on the campaign trail.  The news comes as Democratic leaders have struggled with political fallout from rising energy prices, after years of demonizing and blocking domestic oil and gas projects.  Since launching his campaign, Barnes has emphasized his support for renewable energy and transitioning away from fossil fuels while also saying he wants to "lower gas prices" for consumers.

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Anyone with common sense should know that doing away with fossil fuels will not result in "lower gas prices."  A public official merely talking about eliminating fossil fuels can lead to higher gas prices.

John Fetterman's Hometown Paper Endorses Republican Oz for Pennsylvania's Next Senator.  Radical John Fetterman's hometown paper on Sunday endorsed Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz for Pennsylvania's next senator.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced it believes "Oz is the better bet for Pennsylvania" for a variety of reasons, including concerns over the Democrat's lack of real work experience, maturity, and anti-fracking policies: [...] The endorsement comes after the two candidates debated on Tuesday.  The debate was widely seen to be a victory for Oz, who successfully highlighted Fetterman's radical positions of anti-franking, abortions up until birth, and soft-on-crime law enforcement policies.  Oz's betting odds increased 20 points after the debate.

Despite turbulent Senate race, Oz [is] better prepared to lead.  Mr. Fetterman's health — he suffered a serious stroke in May — is not the issue.  His lack of transparency, however, in refusing to release his medical records is troubling.  It suggests an impulse to conceal and a mistrust of the people.  All candidates for a major elected office should release their medical records, as did Mr. Oz.  If you want privacy, don't run for public office.  Mr. Fetterman's life experience and maturity are also concerns.  He has lived off his family's money for much of his life.  That has allowed him to do some good things, including mentoring disadvantaged young people and working to improve community policing and economic development in Braddock.  That work, along with his six-foot-eight frame, shaved head and tattoos, attracted national media attention.  Still, Mr. Fetterman, despite his hoodies and shorts, has little experience in holding real jobs or facing the problems of working people.

Fetterman: A Civilizational Train Wreck.  Did the Pennsylvania D/S/C Party, whoever runs it, the state puppet masters, seek the advice of the White House puppet masters?  Did whoever is actually running the country convince the PA D/S/Cs they could run Fetterman, just as they ran Biden, and in him, have their useful idiot?  Do they believe, after nearly two years of Biden and all the destruction they've used him to wreak, they can do the same with any mentally deficient candidate at any level?  Are they that desperate to retain control of the Senate?  Do they think a red wave may be within the margin of fraud this time?  Do they truly believe the American people, particularly Pennsylvanians, are that stupid?

Ten Reasons to Vote Democrat.  [#1] You like your leaders brain-dead and nearly as old as Methuselah.  Among the leaders Democrats have "voted" into office is our senile and incontinent president, Crusty Joe, 80 years old in a month and growing more deeply fried by the day; speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, age 82, soon to be deposed and, by the looks of her face, already far along in the embalming process; Senator Dianne Feinstein, 89, and rumored to no longer recognize anyone else in the Senate; and Pat "Leaky" Leahy, the 82-year-old president pro tempore of the Senate, whose nickname undoubtedly now has a double meaning.  If you think great-grandparents should run anything more complicated than a potato peeler, much less the most powerful country in the world, then vote "D" in a few days, and we'll all see what happens!

The Democrat party is evolving as a tool of the deep state.  Who is in charge of the Democrat party?  Democrat voters?  Supporters of politicians who vow to abolish socioeconomic injustices, but who instead tacitly perpetuate them so they can continue to promise to abolish them, in exchange for continued support at the ballot box.  Voters do not control the Party -- they are manipulated by it.  The media?  No.  Devoid of original thought they are the propaganda arm of the Party, promoting the Party narrative to give vent to their own personal grievances.  They merely amplify the Party agenda.  Democrat politicians?  Traditionally probably so, but that appears to be changing.  The Party has evolved, installing an unprincipled, senile president and an incompetent vice president, now touting a senatorial candidate who is patently impaired by post-stroke aphasia, and propping up a senile senior senator from California.  And it has no bright shining stars as potential future leaders.  It appears to be staffing its policy-generating apparatus with puppets.  If they can read the cue cards, they can run for office.

Have Democrats Lost Interest in the Working Man?  Perhaps the most telling example of the Democratic Party's abandonment of what used to be called "the working class" was the transparent effort of this regime to have the federal government illegally absorb a trillion dollars in college student loans this fall.  These are largely people earning six figures per year, a high percentage of them with advanced degrees.  These aren't the hardworking longshoremen, railroad engineers, and factory assembly line workers who used to form the core of the Democratic Party.  A lot of these college loan defaulters wouldn't know a lathe, conveyor belt, or arc welder from the background in their video games.  But blue collar workers' taxes (and their children's and grandchildren's taxes) will be paying off the masters degrees and doctorates of these latte-drinking vegans for the next 100 years.  How easily the Biden-Harris regime threw their old base overboard to take care of their new base.  The greenies and academics, the counter-culturists and bureaucrats.  These are the Democratic Party's base today.

Top 10 Reasons To Vote For Mandela Barnes In Wisconsin:
  [#1]   Barnes supports defunding the police.
  [#2]   Barnes trashed police officers in an appearance on a Russian propaganda network.
  [#3]   Barnes lied about being endorsed by police officers.
  [#4]   Barnes said police officers coming from suburban areas to work in Milwaukee are "like an occupying force."
  [#5]   Barnes said "police don't prevent crimes from happening."
  [#6]   Barnes downplayed the violent and destructive 2020 Wisconsin riots on at least seven occasions.
  [#7]   Barnes was a founding member and previously served on the board of an organization that seeks to defund the police, end gang databases, empty prisons, abolish private insurance, end fossil fuels, oppose voter ID, and make Wisconsin a sanctuary state.
  [#8]   Barnes wants to end cash bail. [...]
  [#12]   Barnes thinks it's "unfortunate" convicted felons are unable to vote from prison.

New Democratic strategy before the midterm elections: Deny crime exists.  As crime abounds in major cities and voters continue to cite violence as a top concern, liberals may have a new strategy:  deny it exists.  Democratic St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones tried this recently after the personal finance website WalletHub declared her city the most dangerous in the United States.  "We know the region as a whole is very safe," Jones said.  She also told the media, "I don't get my news from a place that does credit bureau reporting."  "WalletHub doesn't live here, and isn't here, but if they take random statistics from random newspapers, then of course," Jones said.  "You're only looking at a population of 300,000 people, so those rates are going to seem like it's violent."  But WalletHub did not "take random statistics from random newspapers."  Instead, it relied on data from the FBI, the Census Bureau, and Pew Charitable Trust, among other sources.

The Switcheroos of the Two Parties.  Our two parties have both changed, and that explains why one will win, and one lose in the midterm elections.  The old Democrats have faded away after being overwhelmed by radicals and socialists.  Moderates who once embraced former President Bill Clinton's opportunistic "third way" are now either irrelevant or nonexistent.  Once considered too wacky and socialist to be taken seriously, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the performance-art "squad," the radicals of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and her hard progressive wing are today's Democratic Party kingpins.

Oregon Voters Say They've Lost Patience With Democrats.  After nearly four decades of Democratic control, voters in Oregon are ready for a change of leadership.  "I don't like the Democratic approach to anything that's happening," said Terri, who lives with her husband outside of Salem and dropped her party affiliation two years ago.  "I used to be a Democrat for 40 years."  Like many voters who spoke with the Washington Free Beacon, Terri is fed up with President Joe Biden and Oregon governor Kate Brown (D.).  She said both have attempted to woo progressives with policies that undermine public safety and contribute to record inflation.  "I want law and order.  I want people who have committed crimes to be prosecuted," she said before gesturing to her liberal friend seated next to her.  "We want help for those who need it — not help for everybody, like this administration is doing, just handing out money willy-nilly."  Her friend agreed.  That dissatisfaction is threatening Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek's chances in Oregon, where voters rank crime and the economy as top concerns.

Every House Democrat just voted against parental rights legislation.  House Democrats on Thursday unanimously voted to block legislation that would have required informed parental consent before a school provides mental health services related to sexual orientation or gender identity to students.  In a 220-208 vote, the House rejected an attempt by Republicans to amend a bill that seeks to bolster mental health care for students, educators, and school staff negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Titled the Mental Health Matters Act, the legislation would award grants to build a pipeline of school-based mental health services providers and increase the number of professionals providing mental health services to elementary and secondary schools in high-need areas.  The Department of Education would be responsible for allocating those grants.

Violent Crime Is Driving a Red Wave.  Since crime is essentially a local issue, why does it hurt Democrats running for national or statewide office?  Because the Democratic Party has associated itself with the notion that "social justice" and "racial equality" require fundamentally changing policing and incarceration.  The problem, they say, is police, not criminals.  In practice, that means Democrats, especially progressives, favor weaker law enforcement, easier conditions for bail (even for those charged with violent offenses), and less funding for police officers.  That message was encapsulated in the slogans "defund the police" and "reimagine policing," which took hold in 2020 after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis cop.  Not all Democrats embraced this self-defeating fad.  Joe Biden, notably, spoke out against it.  But progressives marched in lock-step, and their policies became the party's dominant message on crime.  Not just dominant, uncontested.

Masked Tim Ryan Holds 'Town Hall' with 'Super Excited' Crowd of 19.  On Tuesday, U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), the far-left extremist pretending to be a moderate, wore a mask and informed a throng of 19, "We're super excited about this race.  We are going to win it by more than people think."  Who is this "we" you speak of, Kemosabe?  Look at the video of this hapless event:  [Video clip]  How would you like to be two weeks out of a hotly contested and consequential election and have only 19 people show up at your "town hall"?

How Democrats Learned To Love Ignoring Voters.  Imagine a conference room full of Democratic operatives strategizing campaign themes and one says "hey, maybe we should layoff the Jan. 6 stuff and focus on issues that the vast majority of everyday Americans really care about?"  The first sound heard in response would be crickets.  The second sound would be of a pink slip hitting the table.  The third sound would be the revocation of a building security clearance.  The fourth sound would be the pinging of cell phones as the entire room simultaneously engages in ritualized contact info removal.  In other words, many Democrats are engaged in campaigns that are not being run by people who are — first and foremost — interested in winning but by people who are deathly afraid of saying the wrong thing, being socially ostracized, and seeing their future careers instantaneously evaporate in a woke cloud of revenge.

Unreliable and harmful clams.  [Scroll down] We are winning on multiple fronts.  Last weekend, PayPal said it would confiscate $2,500 from anyone who spread misinformation.  The backlash had PayPal back down within 24 hours.  Nonetheless, its stock tanked on Monday.  People are leaving and they should because PayPal will still steal your money if it deems you intolerant, which is their way of saying conservative.  DC comics is losing its gay Superman.  He's being sent to his doom as a spinoff comic that even fewer people will buy. 'Tis a sign that people have lost interest in LGBT.  Bros, a homo romcom, tanked at movie theaters.  Even gays don't want to see men kiss.  DeSantis beat Disney.  Florida schools will no longer groom kindergarteners for sexual perversion.  Disney World now will face local laws and pay local taxes.  Brandon Morse reported that Discovery, the new owners of Warner Brothers, is abandoning wokeness in favor of having audiences for its movies, TV shows and cartoons.  The first victim was a woke version of Batgirl.  The company ate the $70 million it cost to make the film because it had to protect the Batman brand.

Why Everything Is a Mess and You're Paying For It.  There's a reason inflation and the economy are the most prominent issues in voters' minds:  For almost two years, the cost of every last thing you buy has been going up at a pace that considerably outstrips the (nominal) growth in wages.  What that means is simple: Your standard of living is going down.  And the electorate correctly senses that our real problems have only just begun.  The consensus is that because inflation is continuing at a high if not ruinous rate, the Fed will continue to have to raise interest rates to suppress business activity and consumer demand.  That means we're in for a recession.  The only realistic questions among those willing to face reality are how deep and for how long.  Among the MSM, of course, it's impolite to say "recession," so you don't hear it that much (and won't until after November 8).  The only things it's polite to say are "abortion" and "January 6."

Nearly 80% Of Voters OpposeTransgender Procedures On Minors.  A new poll found that nearly 80% of American voters believe that minors should be required to wait until they are adults to pursue transgender procedures.  The national survey, conducted by Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, polled over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters in October.  When asked if they "believe underage minors should be required to wait until they are adults to use puberty blockers and undergo permanent sex change procedures," the poll found that 78.7% of all respondents comprising Democrats, Republicans, and non-partisan affiliations said they should "wait."  "The idea that young people have to be 16 to drive, 18 to vote, and 21 to drink, and yet can undergo life-altering medical procedures in middle school defies common sense, and the American people see that clearly," said Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States.

Americans Shell Out Or Shiver While Biden Ships Our Energy Off To Europe.  A trend is emerging in the Biden administration's foreign policy, a perpetual obsession with supporting Europe above and even at the expense of U.S. needs at home.  In response to attacks on the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline system, Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the situation in Europe a "tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy."  Blinken went on to tout the ability of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers to meet heightened European demand, conveniently forgetting it was the Biden administration's executive actions that stifled production capacity within its first 100 days in office.  Careful, Mr. Secretary, with too much premature boasting.  Blinken's naïve comments, practically salivating at the idea of saving Europe, indicate just how much the Biden administration does not want the war in Ukraine to end.  The conflict has become the administration's sacred cow, allowing it to cover up domestic political blunders and receive heaps of praise from European elites, perhaps the toughest crowd globally for the U.S. post-Trump.  What goes unsaid is that all this European love comes at the expense of the interests and bank account balances of American households.

Pelosi's 'Winning' Message To Voters: Quit Griping About Inflation.  To all those suffering from skyrocketing prices, struggling to make ends meet, going to food kitchens to feed their families, breaking the bank just to fill up their tanks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a message for you.  Quit your griping and vote Democratic.  That is the "new and improved" messaging that Pelosi thinks will win over voters in November.

The View Defends Felons Committing Voter Fraud in Florida.  Leave it to ABC's The View to take up the position that murderers, pedophiles, and other sex offenders deserve to vote and commit voter fraud.  That was the hill they wanted to die on Wednesday after body-camera video surfaced showing Florida law enforcement officers arresting individuals accused of illegally voting.  The cast didn't seem to know what the law was with one claiming they were illegally arrested and another claiming the Republicans were cheating to win.

Eight things that killed the Democrat Party.  The old Democrat Party is gone.  In its place is a radical Libertine Party, full of itself and full of radical sexual, cultural, and economic ideas that have all but killed their chances of ever getting legitimately elected again.

Rep. Cori Bush spent $500K in campaign cash on security while calling to defund the police.  A Democratic member of Congress who still supports the "Defund the Police" movement has spent nearly $500,000 in campaign funds on private security, according to a report Sunday [10/16/2022].  Federal Election Commission records show that US Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), a former Black Lives Matter activist, shelled out more than $100,000 for "security services" during the third quarter of 2022, Fox News said.  The spending pushed Bush's campaign outlays on private security during the 2020-22 election cycle to more than $490,000, according to the outlet.  The security payments were first reported in July 2021 by Fox News Digital, and during an interview with CBS News that August, Bush — a member of the progressive group of progressive Democratic house members known as "The Squad" — vehemently defended the spending.

Biden wants high gas prices — he just doesn't want voters to notice.  Team Biden displayed some rare honesty Thursday, essentially admitting the prez is fine with high gasoline prices — he just doesn't want them to hurt Democrats in the midterms.  Rather than deny Saudi claims that Washington had only asked for a month's delay of OPEC+ plans to cut oil production, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby confessed: "We presented Saudi Arabia with an analysis" that showed OPEC "could easily wait" until its next meeting before its planned reductions.  And that next meeting is Dec. 4, after America votes.  Our own Michael Goodwin rightly and thoroughly flagged one outrage here:  This is a clear case of asking a foreign power to interfere in US elections, exactly the charge Democrats used to impeach President Donald Trump.  So let us beat home another obscenity:  This is further proof that no amount of American suffering will end President Joe Biden's war on gas and oil.

Jill Biden Gets Mercilessly Booed at Eagles Game During Coin Toss.  Jill Biden was in Philadephia on Sunday and she went to the Eagles game with Dallas at Lincoln Financial Field.  Biden was designated the honorary captain for the night and was standing at midfield during the coin toss when they flashed her picture on the big screen.  [Tweet]  That's when the booing erupted and let her have it.  It must have been pretty substantial from what the people were saying.  [More tweets]

Cuellar shocks TX-28 voters with loyalty to Pelosi, puts district second at campaign office opening.  Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX- 28) said the quiet part out loud during a campaign office opening.  He pledged loyalty to Nancy Pelosi, promising his supporters that he would vote for her for Speaker of the House as his first action in his next term if he is re-elected.  Then, after that, his focus will be only on his district.  What an odd thing to say as an endangered conservative Democrat in a race considered to be a toss-up.  Rep. Henry Cuellar is the only pro-life Democrat currently serving in the House.  He is a border hawk and a vocal critic of Biden's border crisis.  He takes pride in being a moderate who works with Republicans.  The point is that he does not usually sound like a typical House Democrat.  Yet, he sure sounded like one as he opened a new campaign office in his district.

Elites suddenly realize they need blue-collar workers they derided.  "The problem with living under postmodernism," Dean Hunter Baker commented, "is that everyone is constantly tending the narrative instead of doing something useful."  It does seem that way, especially if you run in my circles.  But of course, plenty of people are doing something useful.  The world is full of those whose diligent and largely unsung work makes the lights stay on, the grocery shelves fill with food, the toilets flush and even the internet run.  They have been ignored, denigrated and even subjected to a species of economic warfare for the last several decades, but suddenly people are starting to notice that they matter.  It's what Joel Kotkin calls "the revenge of the material economy."  The material economy stopped being cool sometime in the 1990s.

Tulsi Gabbard Sounds Alarm on Clinton, Other Dems: If You Go Against Them, 'You're Dead'.  Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii on Tuesday labeled the Democratic Party as a group dominated by ideologues who stomp out dissent for the sake of their power.  "I think the Democratic Party leaders, people like Hillary Clinton, people who've been in charge for a very long time, foment this kind of culture of fear and like, hey, if you go against us, like you're dead, you're on the [bad] list," she said during an appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, according to one segment posted to Twitter.  "You have kind of the very loud activists who don't represent, I think, even the majority of the Democratic Party, but the AOCs of the world who are almost like these radical religious zealots, and they are idealogues and whatever they choose is the battle of the day, if you are against them on that, forget it.  You're done," Gabbard, who announced her departure from the party on Tuesday, said.

Voting in Arizona in 2022.  Though I am not partisan, and have always distrusted Republicans as much as Democrats, this year my choices are very partisan.  The Democratic Party has become very very corrupt.  The best thing Americans can do to clean up that party is to throw out as many of its elected officials as possible.  At that point the party will be faced with a stark choice:  shift gears, change leadership, or die (allowing a new party to replace it).  With any of these options, the voters would be provided with a new choice in future elections, coming from a different direction.  I am also making recommendations in connection with statewide and local propositions, several of which are hidden mines designed to eliminate what little election security we presently have.  Voters must know this.

This is what lawyers are for.
Journalist Called Child Protective Services on State Senate Candidate — for Celebrating Columbus Day with Her Daughter.  A leftist journalist called Child Protective Services on a Republican state Senate candidate and single mother because she teaches her daughter to celebrate Columbus Day.  Apparently, celebrating the man who made it possible for America to exist and for us to live here falls under the leftist definition of "abuse."  Self-described "Award-Winning Multimedia Journalist" David Leavitt called Child Protective Services (CPS) on Republican Virginia state Senate candidate and single mom Tina Ramirez for being pro-Columbus Day.  The drama began when Ramirez referenced PayPal's recent attempt to fine "misinformation"-spreaders $2,500.  Ramirez tweeted, "Only women can be pregnant.  Do I owe PayPal $2500 now?"  Leavitt replied with the highly rational comment, "Why are you celebrating torture, rape, murder, and enslavement?"  Ramirez, apparently realizing that Leavitt was referring to Columbus Day, tweeted, "I teach my daughter real American history.  I refuse to join the radical left's campaign to erase history."

Tulsi Gabbard leaves Democratic Party.  Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced she left the Democratic Party on Tuesday, denouncing the organization as an "elitist cabal."  Gabbard, who retired from the House of Representatives in 2021, attacked the institution in a nearly 30-minute video posted to her YouTube account.  She did not announce plans to join the Republican Party or adopt any other political affiliation, however.  "I can no longer remain in today's Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism," Gabbard said in an excerpt posted to Twitter.  She went on to call on other moderate Democrats to follow in her footsteps.

Tulsi Gabbard Announces She's Leaving the Democratic Party.  For several years now, former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has openly spoken out against Democratic leadership, first in 2015 when she was the Vice Chair of the DNC and made waves after calling for more debates between the Democratic party candidates for president because she (correctly) believed the system put in place by then-Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was being rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton before the people even had a chance to cast their votes.  She left the DNC in protest in 2016.  Three years later, Gabbard threw her hat into the ring and ran for the party's presidential nomination herself, along the way criticizing the "powerful elitists" within the party who she continued to believe were squelching debate in favor of their preferred candidates.  Though she didn't win the nomination, Gabbard again caused a stir within party ranks when she effectively torpedoed then-Sen. Kamala Harris' presidential run by scorching her over her record as California's top prosecutor during a July 2019 debate.  Between that, and Gabbard's growing concerns over their obsession with "wokeness" and also what she felt were the party's increasing "warmonger" tendencies, it was only a matter of time before she decided to leave the party.

Americans Must Permanently Marginalize the Perpetual Adolescents of the American Left.  Currently in the United States, less than 8% of Americans identify as very liberal or essentially Marxist and another 11% identify as liberal.  Yet this small subset (19%) of Americans dominates the culture, entertainment, education, the federal bureaucracy and most importantly, the Democrat party.  In November of 2022, the 81% of Americans who do not identify with the left must begin the process of permanently defeating the radical left and their fatuous acolytes if the nation is avoid the precipice toward which it is headed.  The United States must not be destroyed by the American Marxists and their attendant gaggle of egotistical and perpetual adolescents; therefore, the counter strategy is to denigrate these buffoons by never missing an opportunity to call them out, and above all by ignoring their infantile tactics as they have no weapon other than words and idle threats.  In other words, treat them as the adolescents they are.

Democrats Are Afraid to Debate GOP Opponents.  Americans have long since come to expect debates between candidates for major public office.  For many voters, these encounters provide the only opportunity to see how competing candidates comport themselves in a venue that is nominally beyond their control.  In close contests, these debates can sometimes be crucial to the final outcome.  Yet, as the November midterms rapidly approach, many Democrats have been extremely reluctant to meet their Republican opponents face-to-face on a debate stage.  Indeed, in several high-profile contests, they have flatly refused to do so.

A massive indictment of the Democrat party.  The U.S. Constitution, by limiting federal power, is designed to protect the individual citizen from external coercion. [...] By supporting big government at the expense of the individual, Democrats threaten to transform America into a totalitarian nightmare.  President Biden has declared that the "most lethal elements" in our society are political conservatives.  In true Stalinist fashion, the DoJ, the FBI, and the media are being weaponized to go after Biden's political opponents.  Armed FBI agents raided the homes of Roger Stone, James O'Keefe, Paul Manafort, and dozens of other Trump-supporters, to say nothing of the raid on Mar-a-Lago.  "The FBI is now an organization solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party," said radio host Jesse Kelly.  The implication is that if you distrust Biden's government, you are considered a terrorist and must be hunted down.  Democrats will not hesitate to deprive you of your basic rights if it suits their purpose.  In their war on free speech, Democrats have attempted to silence anyone who denies global warming, criticizes Islamic terrorism, advocates a stronger military, or questions the validity of the 2020 election.

How Liberals Respond When You Try to Debate Them.  [Scroll down] It is my belief that this inability to discuss political issues is because my liberal friends look only at online sites that share their worldview; they watch only TV news that reinforces their worldview; they discuss politics only with people who share their worldview; and they often look at social media that make them think the liberal view on a topic is the only rational one to have.  This isolationism creates an echo chamber, where only one type of ideology is allowed in, and this forces liberals to think of conservatives as caricatures of what conservatives really believe.

Democratic candidate running in toss-up race called to end oil and gas 'immediately,' said 'shut it all down'.  A Democratic candidate for Congress from New Mexico is looking to walk back recently unearthed comments he previously made indicating he supported ending oil and gas extraction "immediately."  Gabe Vasquez, a former city council member of Las Cruces, New Mexico, said in 2018 he agreed with environmentalists who sought to get rid of oil and gas extraction "immediately" in favor of renewable energy.  As the November midterm elections approach, Vasquez has recently called the oil and gas industry "incredibly important to this district" not just for the extraction companies themselves, but for the small businesses that support the fossil fuel industry.z

Poll: Almost No One Wants Sexualized Smut in K-12 Classrooms.  A large majority of likely voters (77%) are at least somewhat concerned that school-age children get exposed to sexually explicit material that is not age appropriate.  Even 61% of Democrats and 50% who call themselves liberal fall into this category.  In all gender, race, and age categories except for voters 18-39, 50% or more say they are very concerned.  Oddly, likely voters in major cities are a bit more concerned than those living in small cities and suburbs.  Without exception, a majority of likely voters across race, gender, and age groups say they believe it is at least somewhat likely that sexually-explicit materials are available in public school libraries.

Gun Rights Make for Good Manners and Safe Nations.  If good fences make good neighbors, then surely, well armed citizens make for good manners.  Just as respect for another's privacy and personal boundaries paradoxically creates common bonds, the expectation that those around us are capable of standing up for themselves, or defending their own lives if necessary, establishes an equality among strangers otherwise possessing vastly different natural strengths.  The "woke" victimhood cult dedicated to confiscating guns steadily ignores this point.  "Woke" culture, such as it is, may be the most parasitic, selfish, and unimpressive shared creed to clog so many human minds.  It offers nothing original or enlightening, artistic or inspiring, but rather picks at the ordinary sores of Western civilization's profound accomplishments, preaching grievance and spreading acrimony, tunneling through society's rot much the same way dung beetles feed and breed in chambers of filth.  Since morals, customs, and proper etiquette have been jettisoned so that "woke" scolds may scream and bellyache to the world, these mental gnats believe that "good manners" are archaic social chains from another era, or worse, proof that a racist, patriarchal system of behaviors exists to keep women and minorities under perpetual control.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Amy Klobuchar Shamelessly Uses Hurricane Ian to [improve] Her Party's Advantage Ahead of Midterms.  There have been some just outright shameless takes when it comes to how Hurricane Ian is headed for Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is in charge.  Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) went a particular step by incorporating it into the upcoming November midterms.  While calling into MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday morning, she used the hurricane as an opportunity to campaign for Democrats now just six weeks before the November 8.  Klobuchar herself isn't up for re-election until 2024. [...] As evidenced by the clip, Klobuchar is ranting about the need to elect more Democrats, in part because of an "abortion ban."  She also listed the supposed successes of a Democratically-controlled Congress, and the need to continue those successes.  "We gotta win this midterm.  We just did something about climate change, for the first time in decades.  That's why we've gotta win this, as that hurricane bears down on Florida.  We gotta win in the midterms.  We understand that," she breathlessly rushed out.  Democrats having "just did something about climate change" appears to be in the form of the misnamed "Inflation Reduction Act."

Most Americans Less Likely To Vote For Candidates Who Let Biological Males Compete In Women's Sports.  More than 60% of voters are less likely to back candidates who support allowing biological men to compete in women's sports, according to a September CRC Research poll obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.  Approximately 49% of voters are "much less likely" and 13% of voters are "somewhat less likely" to choose a candidate who is in favor of permitting biological men to compete in women's athletics, according to the poll.  About 86% of Republicans, 65% of Independents and 37% of Democrats said they were less likely to vote for a candidate who support transgender athletes.  Of the voters, 57% believe the transgender movement undermines "significant opportunities and essential protections for women," the poll showed.  Nearly 45% of Democratic voters and 69% of Republican voters believe this statement to be true.

Traitors: NBC News slammed after suggesting that the Feds should begin censoring text messages.  NBC News has proven yet again that 'mainstream' media outlets in America are nothing but propagandists for the deep state, which is exactly the opposite of the vision our founders had for a "free press."  NBC published a story exaggerating the issue of supposed "disinformation" going out via text messages, citing one campaign that nearly ended what the outlet described as "abortion protections" in Kansas to make its point.  In addition, the 'story' referenced a former Obama campaign official, Scott Goodstein, who "built the bulk text messaging apparatus for" the former president's 2008 campaign, who now claims that Americans are being inundated with text message "disinformation."

Remembering Hate Speech.  It has been a canard of the Left that "words matter."  We are lectured that "hate speech" leads inevitably to street violence.  So how ironic that the Left defames nearly half of America as dangerous "semi-fascist" extremists, white-raged and privileged, ultra MAGA, and guilty of all sorts of thought crimes from secession to civil insurrection?  And what is the result?  Does this constant demonization matter?  And what are the bitter fruits of such labors?  After all, what did Barack Obama long ago mean by "clingers" or once Hillary Clinton by "deplorables" and "irredeemables"?  What did Joe Biden imply by "dregs" and "chumps" and "semi-fascists"?  Or what did the FBI lovebirds really mean by smelly Walmart goers and "hillbillies"?  After a point, did not America get this monotonous message?  And what does Joe Biden really mean when he recycles his academic advisors' tired tropes of right-wing insurrectionists threatening the republic?

Muslims, Christians and Jews Unite To Demand Removal of Explicit Books From Dearborn, MI Public School Libraries.  How far are parents willing to let leftist educators go when it comes to the indoctrination of their children before they say "enough!"?  Will the Democrat lawmakers and leaders who are supporting the theft of our children's innocence pay a heavy price for supporting this radical "families last" ideology?  This weekend, a huge group of over 800 parents in the predominately Arab community of Dearborn, MI, came together to fight back against the sexualization of our children in public schools.  The huge crowd included Muslims, Christians, and Jews who are fed up with the sexualization of their children and are coming together to fight back.  Their goal is simple — Protect our children from the radical agenda of educators who allow explicit material on library shelves in public schools that can be accessed by students without consent from their parents.

Good!  And take your baby-killing employees with you.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Threatens to 'Exit' Republican-Led States If They Pass Pro-Life Legislation.  Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is threatening to pull his software company's operations out of Republican-run states if their policies do not align with his liberal worldview, specifically in regard to abortion policy.  Appearing on CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow on Friday, Benioff stated: "If you're not for equality and dignity, then this is something that I cannot work with, and then we're going to have to exit your city or your state."

Are Democrats Deliberately Choosing Impaired Candidates?  Once could be excused.  Twice is suspicious.  Three times seems like a strategy.  Are Democrats choosing infirm, intellectually challenged, feeble people to run for office so that they can be easily manipulated? [...] George Soros, the Obamas, Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett, and many other wealthy, elite, no-borders, one-world Marxist climate zealots have an iron grip on the Democrat Party from bottom to top.  Are the elites deliberately choosing weak people so as to control them from behind the curtain?  We know they have done that with Biden, Kamala, and Fetterman.  Is this their new modus operandi; choose the weak who will bow to the strong because the weak are more palatable to voters than the strong?  After all, why run candidates with minds of their own when you can run a candidate who has a mind that can easily be hijacked for radical leftist causes?

New Poll Spells Disaster For Dems Who Backed Student Loan Forgiveness.  A majority of voters are saying they are less likely to support candidates running for office if they favor the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness plan, according to a Convention of States Action poll.  More than 55% of voters are "less likely" to back a candidate who is in favor of the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness plan, with about 31% saying they are "much more likely" to support those who backed the president's plan, according to a Convention of States' Action poll.  Among independent voters, 64.6% say they are "less likely" to choose candidates who back the forgiveness plan.  "We're seeing this reflected not just in the polling but on the ground as well with grassroots activists we talk to in every state," Convention of States President Mark Meckler said in a statement shared with Daily Caller News Foundation.  "Voters — particularly those must-win Independents — are appalled by Biden's plan and will respond at the ballot box.  This is looking like the sleeper issue that may have more impact in November than people suspect."

Biden and [his] Allies [are] Betting Voters Like Abortion as Much as They Do.  No matter who does abortion polling, it's clear that the Democratic Party platform and their agenda of abortion through all nine months, for any reason at all and with taxpayer funding, is a loser with most Americans.  Given all the recent stories claiming that Democrats are rising in the polls because of their support for abortion, a fact check is needed.  The math contradicts today's popular narrative because Americans don't want the radical abortion agenda pushed by Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer.  Case in point:  A Harvard Harris poll in June of this year found that not only did voters have tremendous concerns about the economy, Biden's overall performance and mental health, and runaway inflation, only 10% supported allowing abortion through all nine months, which mirrors other findings.  An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll in May found that almost seven in 10 Americans support limits on abortion.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal Includes 9/11 Terrorists Among 'People Who Were Killed' that Day.  Far-left Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) included the 9/11 hijackers among "those who lost their lives" on that fateful day 21 years ago.  Though 2,977 people were killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001, Jayapal added an extra 19 to her commemorative death toll in a tribute on her Instagram and Twitter, bringing the number up to 2,996.  Jayapal deleted the tweet and edited her Instagram after the immediate backlash.  "Today, we remember the 2,996 people who were killed on 9/11 and all those who lost their lives while serving our country in the forever wars that followed," she initially tweeted.

The Reason Social Justice-Infected Shows Fail Isn't Racism, It's Actually Much Simpler.  The age of woke entertainment built its castle on the sand and with every new attempt to build on it, the castle becomes more and more unstable.  Studios reach for excuses as to why, and it typically involves blaming fans and viewers.  The list of social justice-infected movies and shows is a long one.  Ghostbusters 2016, Netflix's live-action Cowboy Beebop, Netflix's live-action Resident Evil show, She-Hulk, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and now Amazon's bastardization of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings with its "Rings of Power" show.  Each of these shows abused the source material, insulted the fans with awful accusations of bad character, and then wondered why audiences didn't show up to support it.

How Joe Biden Lost My Vote.  Joe Biden emerged from his speech last week "on the continued battle for the soul of our nation" like a squalling infant birthed from the loins of blue-check Twitter, bathed in the blood-red light of militant fascism.  He was finally their guy.  Gone was the empathy guy.  Gone was the unity guy.  Gone was the moderate guy.  Be mean, Joe.  Get them, Joe.  Get tough, Joe.  Tell them their participation in Democracy is a threat to ... Democracy!  Yes, tell them, Joe.  Tell the "MAGA Republicans" they're not welcome in their own country.  Tell them their participation is a threat to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  Tell them that Democracy means they have to sit down and shut up.  Tell the truck driver who travels coast to coast, working the graveyard shift, to bring freshly cut meat to supermarket shelves.  Tell the police officer, the waitress, the bartender, the cable guy, the grocery store clerk, the grandmother, the garage mechanic, the veteran who served in Afghanistan who now has been kicked out of the military for not taking the vaccine, the mother of two who now must home school her children -- that they are the violent extremists posing the biggest threat to the country they call home.

Are Democrats looking to provoke riots by arresting President Trump?  To try and head off a likely loss of the House of Representatives and prepare for the next presidential election, Democrats create situations which raise anxiety in citizens, and this increases the chances their candidate will prevail because voters know discord will then subside.  An example is Kathy Griffin's widely read statement:  "If you don't want a Civil War, vote for Democrats in November.  If you do want Civil War, vote Republican."  They make it very clear your life will only be peaceful if you keep Democrats in power, and they think that this is persuasive enough to tip elections. [...] In the past, Democrats fought a war inside the U.S., killing hundreds of thousands of Republican-backed Union soldiers in a grim civil war in order to keep humans as slaves.  Lately, legislation they filed shows they're for killing unborn babies right up until the moment before birth, or perhaps even after.  Most people would say owning slaves and killing babies is evil, so Democrats have shown what they were and are.

Biden's DOJ embraces bias and anti-religious bigotry.  Do you believe a baker has the right not to bake cakes for same-sex weddings?  Do you believe church daycare programs have just as much of a right as other such programs to apply for state grants?  Do you think pregnancy centers should not be forced by the government to tell pregnant women where to get an abortion?  If you support the First Amendment rights of any of these entities, then President Joe Biden's Department of Justice believes you're a bigot unworthy of associating with — or at least that is the message the department sends by protecting a senior DOJ official who attacked the nation's leading legal advocate of religious liberty.  The DOJ Civil Division's assistant director of commercial litigation is Eric Bruskin.  Last week, Bruskin labeled a reputable organization, the Alliance Defending Freedom, a "hate group" and told a former colleague online, "Are these beliefs you hold?  If so then it's time we end our professional association."

Meet Joe Biden's National Monkeypox Response Deputy Coordinator.  Dr. Demetre Daskalakis addressed White House reporters on Wednesday.  [Video clip] [...] The Biden Regime is full of perverts and weirdos.  Recall, Biden's Assistant Health Secretary Dr. "Rachel" Levine and his sidekick gender fluid pup handler Sam Brinton attended the French Ambassador's Bastille Day party together over the summer.

COVID Authoritarianism Paved the Way for Biden's Socialist Tyranny.  It seems as if the more Biden assumes the role of a dictator, the more inclined he is to proclaim himself democracy's "savior."  This kind of Napoleon complex is hardly unusual with Marxists.  Socialist regimes always arrive under the pretense of protecting the people, yet, as Lord Acton persistently warned, socialism remains "the worst enemy freedom has ever had to encounter."  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said explicitly this last week that not agreeing with the majority "is an extreme way of thinking," while simultaneously accusing Trump-supporters of representing an "extremist threat to our democracy."  Anyone who doubts that majorities can be just as vicious as brutal dictators need only survey the aftermath of a torch and pitchfork mob.  Mob rule is democracy at its simplest and no friend to human liberty.  It is worth noting that after the elections of both President Donald Trump in 2016 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2019, socialists, Antifa domestic terrorists, anti-Brexiteers, and other leftists took to the streets in huge mobs, clashing with police and chanting, "This is what democracy looks like."  Protest mobs have no illusions about what democracy means.

White House: Trump Supporters Are an 'Extreme Threat to Our Democracy'.  According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Joe Biden considers Trump supporters an "extreme threat to our democracy."  "President thinks that there is an extremist threat to our democracy," Jean-Pierre said during Wednesday's press briefing.  "The President has been clear as he can be on that particular piece.  When we talk about our democracy, when we talk about our freedoms, the way that he sees it is the MAGA Republicans are the most energized part of the Republican Party.  That extreme — this is an extreme threat to our democracy, to our freedom, to our rights."

Bed Bath & Beyond Goes Broke.  "Go woke, go broke" is the slogan that keeps on giving.  The latest installment of woke, politically active retailers now facing financial ruin in the form of shuttering stores and mass layoffs is none other than conservative-hating Bed Bath & Beyond.  According to CNBC, the retailer announced this week that it will close down 150 namesake stores, as well as plans to hand out pink slips to a whopping 20% of its workforce, mostly in the supply chain and corporate sectors of the business.  The moves were announced ahead of an expected investor update on Wednesday in the company's seemingly desperate bid to stay afloat.  As you'll recall, BBB made headlines in early 2021 after it was confirmed by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell that the retailer had canceled his legendary MyPillow line at the same time he was involved with conservative activism on behalf of former President Donald Trump, specifically working on issues related to election fraud claims.

Bed Bath & Beyond stock tanks after cutting staff, closing stores, and floating share sale.  Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) stock is getting smoked early Wednesday as investors get more clarity on the mess facing the struggling retailer.  On Wednesday morning, in an SEC filing and a press release ahead of an investor presentation, the company outlined plans to issue more stock, close 150 stores, and fire 20% of its staff as the retailer looks to stem the bleeding from a collapse in sales.  Shares of the retailer were down more than 21% as of the market close on Wednesday.

Kathy Hochul is keeping some creepy company in calling for dissidents to move to Florida.  New York's governor, Kathy Hochul, must have thought she was being clever by demanding the Republican citizens of New York to move to Florida if they weren't onboard with the wokester socialist way she was running her state: [...] Her state has already lost 1.5 million residents in the past decade, as the New York Post noted, and cannot afford to lose any more of them, given that those fleeing make up the largest portion of the tax base. [...] But she was hardly the first to engage in this leftist lunacy of ordering dissenting residents to live elsewhere.

And Now, the Left Moves to Normalize Pedophilia.  Many people have observed for years now that the total exclusion of morality from the public square, and the refusal to declare that any behavior was wrong in itself, would lead to the normalization of all manner of abhorrent behavior.  Such warnings seem almost quaint now, with drag queens in primary schools and toddlers being encouraged to undergo radical body mutilation.  In this insane environment, it is no surprise whatsoever that the Left is now pushing to make pedophilia as normal as a walk in the park.  The assault on traditional values is total and unyielding.  No quarter will be given.  The Post Millennial reported recently that "a professional counselor who works with incarcerated sex offenders defended pedophiles as a 'marginalized' minority in a recent YouTube upload, sparking criticism as clips from the video went viral on social media." Miranda Galbreath, who is a licensed sex therapist, posted a video which is, at least for now, unavailable.  It was entitled "Let's talk about minor-attracted persons."  In it, Galbreath advocates for the use of the term "minor attracted people" and claims that the term "pedophile" is a "judgmental, hurtful insult."  She says that pedophiles are "the most vilified population of folks."

Fetterman's Prior Remarks About Criminals Are Making Jaws Drop.  The Senate race shouldn't be at all close in Pennsylvania if people just take a look a John Fetterman and his radical ideas.  But some of his prior remarks on crime are now getting a lot more attention now that he's running for the Senate.  While styling himself as a working-class everyman, Fetterman lived off his well-off parents into his late forties.  Most people can't live off their wealthy parents, most of us have to earn a living.  Perhaps that's why Fetterman has such an affection for far-left politics because he hasn't had to live in the real world for most of his life with real-world responsibilities.

Did Biden Just Call for Warfare Against Republicans?  There it is.  He said it out loud.  Joe Biden thinks you're a fascist.  And the difference between this and the last epithet conservatives were called around election time is that this time Biden has an armed FBI and Antifa to act as his punishing squad.  Gladly.  Here's what the president told a Democratic Party fundraiser near the White House on Thursday.  "What we're seeing now is either the beginning of the death knell of the extreme MAGA philosophy.  It's not just Trump, it's the entire philosophy that underpins the — I'm going to say something — it's like semi-fascism," he said, according to a pool reporter.  "This is not your father's Republican Party.  This is a different deal."

Kathy Hochul's call for 5.4M Republicans to leave New York is dangerous and disgusting.  Gov. Kathy Hochul, who hasn't proven shy about issuing orders, had one for the state's Republicans this week — all 5.4 million of them: "Just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, OK?" she said.  "You are not New Yorkers."  If you can move beyond the frankly disgusting political partisanship and intolerance, her message is fiscally irresponsible, even dangerous.  The governor probably already knows this, but the state's extensive public sector is heavily reliant on personal income taxes paid by residents, and with nearly $14 billion in projected budget gaps over the next five years, it can't afford to lose any taxpayers, let alone 5.4 million of them.  The Empire State has already lost 1.5 million residents in the past decade, and there's no sign of that trend letting up.

James Carville: 'Majority' of GOP Voters 'Really Stupid' Evil Racists.  Democratic consultant and political commentator James Carville said in an interview with The Hill TV that the "majority" of Republican voters are "stupid" and "evil."  Discussing the brand of the Democratic Party, Carville said, "So much of what has happened to my party is we tend to get defined by some over-educated, totally doofus coastal elites that are out trying to write dictionaries or something unrelated to anybody's life.  And that kind of stuff has a tendency to be very sticky, to stick with people.  It is not who the party is.  They are a very small part of the Democratic Party."  He continued, "These people have the ability to irritate.  They have the ability to come up with really stupid things, like 'Defund the Police,' the three worst words ever in the English language, maybe.  And you know, 'Let's get rid of Abraham Lincoln.'  That takes a really smart person to come up with that. [...]"

Stop Calling Them Democrats. They're Communists.  We've been conditioned to believe that communism is just a myth, that it isn't real, or even if it is real, it only exists in faraway places like China, and anyone who mentions it is a conspiracist who deserves ridicule.  But let's review a few basics:
  •   They're raiding and jailing their political opponents.
  •   They're turning the FBI, CIA, and IRS against American citizens.
  •   They've come out against freedom of speech, religion, press, the Second Amendment, and other core American ideals.
  •   They've abandoned the rule of law, and now have one set of laws for themselves and another for the rest of us.
  •   They're deliberately trying to bankrupt us — sometimes directly (through shutting down businesses), sometimes indirectly (through wasting trillions of our dollars.)
  •   They're indoctrinating our children with radical ideologies.
  •   They celebrate infanticide.
  •   They're making secret deals with foreign entities against our interests.
  •   They're deliberately keeping our borders wide open to erase our national identity.
  •   They mandate groupthink and conformity and punish anyone who doesn't parrot their chosen narratives, however absurd.
  •   They're purging the best from our military and converting what's left into a tool of Wokeism.
  •   They've transformed our once-great American cities into crime-ridden hellscapes.
  •   They relentlessly stoke division between everyone and never miss the slightest opportunity to accuse someone or something of being racist, sexist, phobic, supremacist, etc.
  •   They constantly work to slander, cancel, and erase our Founding Fathers, American heroes, and America itself.  (E.g., they removed the statue of Theodore Roosevelt from the American Museum of Natural History.)
  •   They want to defund the police, release criminals from prisons and disarm the rest of us.
  •   They defend terrorists.  (Joe Biden: "Antifa is an idea, not an organization.")
  •   They've ignored the first principle of the Nuremberg Code, which was written in the aftermath of WWII, and which explicitly prohibits coerced consent for experimental medications.
  •   They've tried to corrupt elections on a national scale.
  •   They've openly stated their desire to abolish the family structure itself.
  •   They've threatened to abolish the filibuster, pack the Supreme Court, and dismantle the electoral college system.
  •   They're criminalizing normality on multiple fronts.
  •   They've taken down American flags and raised other flags in government buildings and city streets, symbolizing their stealth political takeover.
  •   Their leaders have literally kneeled to one form of the cause they actually serve in the Capital building.
This list could go on, yet they accuse us of turning against America.

Everything Is Worse and You Are Just Supposed to Take It.  You are asking for too much, you terrible person.  You want cheap gas and a functioning supply chain, air conditioning and not to eat bugs.  But most of all, you expect the elite to actually do its job, and for that, you are terrible.  And racist.  Bums litter our streets figuratively and — in ghastly form — literally.  Criminals run rampant unmolested by the gendarmes, who have been told — expressly and impliedly — to let the crooks be.  Our economy is sensational, groovy, glorious — except for the inflation and the hollowing out of your 401K.  Try to buy a house instead of renting — just try.  The globalist elite has failed in doing what we want, but it seems to be doing what it wants.  It is gathering power and payoffs unto itself, and that is precisely the goal.

The Creepy Weirdness Of Democrats Is Best Understood When They Talk About Law Enforcement.  Nothing captures just how bizarre and unearthly Democrats have become than when they get to talking about police and law enforcement.  (Their fixation with gender bending is a close second.)  It would honestly do them a lot of good to just stop discussing the issue altogether.  You can see it on their faces how hard it is to articulate simple concepts like, "criminals should be in jail," or, "police deserve respect."  They would rather complicate the issue by talking about the history of slavery, "disadvantaged communities," and — my favorite — systemic oppression.  All the data show that across the board, regardless of race, the overwhelming majority of police and civilian interactions are fine; that minorities call on cops for help at a far higher rate than whites; and that the chance of an unarmed black man being killed by police is next to nonexistent (and when such an incident does occur, it's because he was resisting arrest or attempting to flee in a life-threatening, high-speed chase).  But liberals refuse to leave it alone, instead writhing in pain as they try to find some existential problem with our law enforcement.

Rob Reiner [is] Ridiculed for Claiming Biden Is [the] Best President in Almost 60 Years.  Rob Reiner has made many wild and unsubstantiated claims on Twitter.  On Friday, he managed to top himself by declaring that Joe Biden is the best president in nearly 60 years.  The result has been widespread ridicule, with the term "Meathead" trending on Twitter late Friday. [...] In recent weeks, Reiner has been one of Hollywood's biggest cheerleaders for the January 6 show trial, ginning up enthusiasm for the ratings-challenged broadcasts and denouncing former President Donald Trump at nearly every opportunity.

Are the Woke Morally Superior?  Defeating Wokeism isn't merely a political, legal, or even cultural battle.  We must also address what ultimately fuels Wokeness on a personal level: a delusional sense of moral superiority because it's that moral superiority that is the vehicle for the left's real power grab.  Are the Woke, in fact, morally superior?  If you ask them, they certainly are. [...] The Wokesters' caricatures of us are delusional, although they can't see that.  Our world is much wider than the simplistic, grade-school worldview they've invented.  Ultimately, Wokeism is a con game — a grift they've deliberately engineered in order to gain political power.  It's a moral Ponzi scheme that succeeds only so long as there's someone left to accuse.  When no one is left to accuse, the scam collapses.

How Did Democrats Become So Out of Touch With the American People?  The republic is not in good shape.  Unforced foreign policy blunders, such as the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, embarrass America on the world stage.  Our homeland territorial integrity has never been more undermined, as a wide-open southern border permits an unprecedented flow of smugglers, traffickers and other miscreants.  Homicide and other violent crime, which skyrocketed in the 2020 "summer of love" riots, continue to spike; the New York City subway is unsafe, and Chicago is a veritable war zone.  Mobocracy runs amok; a sitting Supreme Court justice just faced a near-assassination attempt.  Inflation, now over 9% and smacking those lower on the economic ladder, is at a four-decade high; the national average for gasoline is well over $4 per gallon.

Texas Democrats Leave Convention Without Passing a Platform.  Last week's Texas Democrat Convention in Dallas ended without the party adopting a new platform, as not enough delegates remained to reach quorum.  Held biennially during election years, the convention is an opportunity for Texas Democrats to elect party leadership, gear up for the November election, and craft their party platform.  At least, that's what's supposed to happen.  Shortly after Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa was re-elected to lead the party for another four years on Saturday, attendees began to trickle out of the convention center.  When it came time to vote on the party platform, a point of order was called on grounds that there were not enough delegates present to conduct business — two-thirds of the body.  The point of order was sustained and, just like that, the convention ended without the party adopting a platform.

The Editor says...
The delegates at the state convention are the most active participants in the party.  If you can't even get a quorum at the state convention, your party has zero enthusiasm.

The Left Should Be Happy with Biden.  [Scroll down]  Strangely, leftists do not grasp that Biden's current record and unpopularity are due not just to his unmistakable cognitive decline.  The problem is not just his often-toxic personality, or his creepy habits of trying to shake the hands of invisible people or violating the private space of younger women.  Instead, the Biden Administration has become an utter failure because voters detest its agendas.  They recoil at $5-a-gallon gas.  They feel their lives are being destroyed by 9.1 percent annual inflation and supply chain shortages.  The public is tired of near record annual increases in murders and other violent crime.  They are sickened by the tsunami of dangerous drugs pouring across the border and unvetted millions of foreign nationals entering their country without their permission.  They are irate that the Biden cabinet never responds to these disasters.  Instead, the administration denies the crises even exist.  Or it blames its own self-created messes on the Russians, or Trump, or their own Democratic senators who balked at printing more trillions of dollars.

The Party of Affluent, Progressive Whites.  Back in 2002, Ruy Teixeira and John Judis published a book boldly proclaiming The Emerging Democratic Majority.  Demographics were destiny, said the authors.  The coloring of America would transform politics in the Democrats' favor for a long time.  In the 20 years since, no such majority has materialized. [...] Other than echo-chamber dwelling affluent, progressive whites, Latinos and working- and middle-class folk don't give a hoot about the phony January 6 insurrection.  Gun control isn't a push-button issue, either.  Abortion?  Plenty of Latinos identify as Catholic or, increasingly, fundamentalist Christian.  Abortion is a grave sin to them.  People of faith don't like to go crosswise God, something that better-heeled, secularist (read atheist) whites, consumed with their virtue-signaling and journeys of self-obsession, dismiss as caveman sensibility.  For these heathens, if a baby in the womb is inconvenient, well, kill the child, right up to the moment of birth.  That extremism turns off many Latinos.

Socialists Rising in L.A..  The Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America has emerged as the clear winner of the city's June 7 primary in the weeks since ballot counting began.  Five out of the nine candidates on the ballot for city office to earn the DSA's endorsement have either won outright (garnering more than 50 percent of the vote) or advanced to the general election with leads over their rivals.  The results reveal the expanding political might of L.A.'s socialist Left.  Los Angeles primaries usually see low turnout.  Well-organized groups with a solid ground game stand to do best.  This year, every registered voter was mailed a ballot, and 84 percent of ballots were cast by mail.  The city now permits ballot harvesting and unguarded drop boxes, and it doesn't check signatures.  The DSA took advantage of these rules, got boots on the ground, and reaped the rewards.

Poll: Democrats Believe America Is Systemically Racist and Sexist.  Most Democrats at least somewhat believe the U.S. and its institutions are "systemically sexist in favor of men," as well as racist, a Heartland/Rasmussen Reports survey released this week found.  Most Americans, 58 percent, said they are "very proud" to be an American — a sentiment held by 74 percent of Republicans, 55 percent of independents, and 44 percent of Democrats.  Democrats appear to be the least proud among the groups, as 29 percent said they are either not very or not at all proud.  Just 8 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of independents said the same.  The survey also asked respondents if they believe "America and most of its institutions are systemically sexist in favor of men."  While 62 percent of Republicans at least somewhat disagree, three-quarters of Democrats either strongly or somewhat agree.  Additionally, 71 percent of Democrats believe that the country and most of its institutions are "systemically racist".

Biden and The Destruction of Wisdom.  There used to be an agreed-on body of wisdom, which both Left and Right, Republicans and Democrats, generally accepted.  Heated arguments and invective centered on implementations and methods of solving problems, which at least both sides agreed were problems.  Both ideologies accepted a common core of wisdom, despite their radical differences in interpreting it.  Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and especially Biden's strange cabinet of loud Jacobin amateurs, reject the very hallowed knowledge upon which civilization is based.  In that sense the public has begun to recognize them as nihilist and anarchist.  Nearly two out of three Americans in some polls hold unfavorable views of the Biden Administration.  They fear that it is decoupled from both the past and reality, and quite capable of destroying their lives as they have known them.

The Left-Wing Circular Firing Squad.  [Scroll down]  They find there is zero limit.  If you're willing to vote for Democrats, there is no bridge too far.  Think of all the Democrats who sucked up to Ed Buck and Jeffrey Epstein long after it was known what they were.  Behind the scenes you kind of expect that, we're dealing with politicians after all.  But you'd think there'd be some point where, like cockroaches when the light is flipped on, they'd scramble because some part of them, probably very deep down, they recognize what they're pushing is a type of crazy that turns off normal people; a kind of crazy that won't sell.  That bit of self-awareness does not exist on the far left.  They are either unwilling or incapable of dialing it back.

Woke Berkeley law professor brands Senator Josh Hawley 'transphobic' for saying only women can get pregnant.  Berkeley Law Professor Khiara Bridges accused Sen. Josh Hawley of 'opening up trans people to violence' after the Missouri Republican pressed her to say that only women could get pregnant in a heated squabble during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.  'You've used a phrase I want to make sure I understand what you mean by it.  You've referred to 'people with a capacity for pregnancy.'  Would that be women?' Hawley asked during a Senate Judiciary Committee on abortion rights.  'Many women, cis women, have the capacity for pregnancy.  Many cis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy.  There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy as well as non-binary people who are capable of pregnancy,' Bridges told the senator.  [Video clip]

That Senate Abortion Testimony Just Got Even Wackier.  As we reported previously, the Democrats are making some interesting arguments during a hearing on abortion in the Senate.  That is to say, they're wandering into trainwreck territory with one of the witnesses they put on — Khiara Bridges, who is a law professor at UC Berkeley School of Law.  Bridges accused Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) of being transphobic because he asked if she meant "women" when she used the term "people with a capacity for pregnancy." The professor then said he was opening up trans people to violence by the nature of his question.  But she didn't leave it there, she went full-bore unhinged.

Biden's wealthy and clueless White House.  How does President Joe Biden, with pride, call oppressive gasoline prices "an incredible transition?" The same way his millionaire energy secretary tells hard-pressed Americans to solve their financial problems by buying a $60,000 electric car.  This White House is inhabited by revolving door careerists who got rich through decades of moving into a plum federal job, then out to a law firm/PR/lobbyist/consultant — and then back in again to burnish the resume.  It's called losing touch with middle America and everyday hardships.

Support for transgenders falls.  A poll by Public Religion Research Institute, a lefty lobbying group, found that Lia Thomas has had an impact on how Americans view allowing transgenders competing with women athletes.  Americans don't like it.  PRRI's polled found that Will Thomas changing his name to Lia and winning all the women's swimming trophies turned people off.  Four years ago, 50% supported allowing men who say they are women competing in women's sports.  Now that Americans have seen this firsthand, only 36% do.

How important is global warming?
Just how important is 'action on climate change' to the world's general public?  Over on LinkedIn, climate rationalist Bjorn Lomberg posted an interesting chart showing just how important global warming and climate change issues were to the world's public, citing a huge survey of 10 million conducted by the United Nations.  The chart is here:  [Chart] [...] Lomberg, who isn't a global warming skeptic as I am, is full of brilliant, listenable insights and practical workable solutions to the matter of climate change that don't destroy economies, leave nations smoking ruins, or force people to eat bugs. [...] Lomberg's article focuses on the costs not matching the benefits of climate change action — how the world can spend a trillion dollars a year on climate change measures and end up with a ... 1% ... drop in carbon compounds in the atmosphere.  The problems there are obvious.  His article, which is heavy academic lumber, is well worth pondering for that alone.


Monmouth Poll Compiles Top 22 Priorities of American People, Ukraine v Russia and J6 Committee Outcome Does Not Appear on List.  Monmouth University conducted another political poll of U.S respondents.  In addition to the plummeting approval of Joe Biden, the worst yet approval at 36% according to the survey, the respondents were asked to list their top concerns (Question #7).  The responses were recorded but did not come from a list presented by Monmouth.  They just compiled the results.  As stated, "what is the biggest concern facing your family right now?"  The results show the top priorities of Americans and the disconnect between the priorities of congress and the American people are stark.

The LGBT Hostile Work Environment.  On May 31, 2022, President Biden delivered to the American people "A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Intersex Pride Month 2022."  A presidential proclamation is a directive that grants to the chief executive of the United States certain powers of mandatory ceremony and observance.  The power of presidential proclamations is especially operative in enforcing mandatory observances in the federal military and civilian workplaces, as those are the domains over which the president holds direct constitutional authority. [...] Biden rages:  "An onslaught of dangerous anti-LGBTQI+ legislation has been introduced and passed in States across the country, targeting transgender children and their parents, and interfering with their access to health care.  The unconscionable attacks have left countless LGBTQI+ families in fear and pain."  The unconscionable attackers whom Biden's proclamation vilifies are otherwise known as the American people.  He is outraged at the diversity of viewpoint about the needs of children, and he attacks the American people in the strongest terms for resisting sexuality indoctrination of children.

There Are Two Fundamentally Irreconcilable Constitutional Visions.  It's been a momentous couple of weeks at the Supreme Court.  As usual, they saved the big cases for the end.  This year the big three were Bruen (gun rights), Dobbs (abortion rights) and West Virginia (administrative regulation of CO2).  All three cases were decided 6-3 along ideological lines.  These cases involved the most basic issues of what the Constitution is and how it is to be interpreted.  On those issues there is virtually no hope of one side ever convincing anyone from the other side.  There just are two fundamentally irreconcilable visions of how this should work.  The two visions can be summarized in just a few sentences each:
  •   Vision 1.  The Constitution allocates powers to the three branches of government, and also lists certain rights entitled to constitutional protection.  The role of the courts is (1) to assure that the powers are exercised only by those to whom they are allocated, (2) to protect the enumerated rights, and (3) as to things claimed to be rights but not listed, to avoid getting involved.
  •   Vision 2.  The Constitution is an archaic document adopted more than 200 years ago, and largely obsolete.  The role of the courts is to implement the current priorities of the academic left and then somehow rationalize how that is consistent with the written document.  If a right is enumerated in the Constitution but disfavored by the current left (e.g., the right to "keep and bear arms"), then the courts should find a way to uphold enactments that minimize that right down to the point that it is a nullity.  If a right is not enumerated in the Constitution, but is a priority of the left (e.g., abortion), then that right can be discovered in some vague and unspecific constitutional language ("due process").  And if the left has a priority to transform the economy and the way the people live, but the Congress does not have sufficient majorities to enact that priority, then the Executive agencies can implement that priority on their own authority, and the role of the courts is to assist the agencies in finding something in the tens of thousands of pages of federal statutes, however vague and dubious, that can be claimed to authorize the action.

Democrats don't want anyone to succeed.  The number one projection you hear from Democrats today is how Republicans are extremists who threaten democracy and individual rights.  But if one takes a close look at Republicans and the Right, their positions have remained consistent over the years — promoting small government, lower taxes, and individual responsibility.  It's the Democrats who have become the extremists by calling for bigger and more government every election cycle, more spending and more regulation.  And now calls for censorship by the Left continue to grow.  It's the stuff of socialism that's morphing into a kind of soft communism, which would explain the Democrats' affinity for all things China.  The final proof is the fact that the Biden presidency is really the Sanders/AOC presidency that totally controls the agenda primarily in the form of the Green New Deal.  It is nothing but big government socialism disguised as planetary salvation.

'The View' hosts face backlash for $14K a night luxury Bahamas getaway.  The rambunctious hosts of "The View" have had their share of controversy and scandals in the past year — and what better way to unwind from all the drama than with a $14,000-per-night luxury vacation?  Celebrating 25 years of the show, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and recurring guest Ana Navarro are currently staying at Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, with alum Sherri Shepherd even dropping in.  The women have been recording their show from their luxury stay.  The resort is made up of three hotels:  Rosewood, Grand Hyatt and SLS.  According to The Sun, the Rosewood is the most expensive hotel of the three with the oceanside six-bedroom villa setting customers back $14,358 a night.

Delusional Democrats Advance 'Transgender Bill of Rights'.  A group of House Democrats made the politically questionable decision to advance a proposal they call the "Transgender Bill of Rights" on Tuesday.  Apparently, it's not enough that all signs point to them getting utterly crushed, destroyed, wrecked, and annihilated in the November midterms; these Democrats must want people to poke their party's smoldering corpse with sticks afterward. [...] Can these Democrats really be this willfully blind to the deep resentment Americans feel for being forced to "celebrate" a freaky, creepy delusional mental illness?  For example, recent polls have shown that U.S. voters overwhelmingly (61%) approve of Florida's Parental Rights in Education law and oppose "transgender" females competing against girls and women in athletics.

The Left-wing Insurrection Intensifies.  It's only insurrection when the other side does it!  For one and a half years, the Left and its media allies have peddled the narrative of a Republican insurrection.  Meanwhile, Democrats and their supporters burn federal courthouses, attack property rights and the rule of law, and now call the Supreme Court illegitimate after its ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson.  This isn't just a few fringe voices.  Prominent legal analysts and authors are calling the Court illegitimate.  The chair of the Democrat National Committee has pulled out the bullhorn to condemn the Court.  Writers at Teen Vogue, whatever one thinks of Teen Vogue, have also used their cultural clout and reach to spew their propaganda.  The "mainstream" of the Democrat Party and their allies are calling the Court illegitimate; they have joined the very far-left that have been saying this for decades.  Insurrection is a violent uprising against legal authority with the intent to overthrow it.  Of course, liberals won't openly admit that what they advocate is insurrection.  But that is, in essence, what the left is advocating.

Five Things The GOP Must Do To Win In November And Stay In Power.  Among other unforced errors, Biden and the Democrats have destroyed our economy, irrevocably damaged our national security by opening our borders, and have thoroughly deprived millions of Americans of their basic rights in an alleged attempt to protect us in an unwinnable battle against a Chinese virus.  One need not look any further than the devastating surge we're currently seeing in gasoline prices for evidence of the Democrats' complete implosion, and it seems clear the results they're achieving were indeed intentional.  As a result, and coming as no surprise to anyone other than Democrats themselves, Americans are vocally rejecting the Democrats' socialist, climate alarmist, and racist agenda.  In virtually every demographic that is tracked — including a remarkable renunciation of their policies from Hispanics, traditionally one of the most loyally Democratic groups in the country — Americans are abandoning Democrats in droves.

The Democrats' lies on abortion since SCOTUS' overruling of Roe v. Wade.  Lie 2: Most Americans support abortion.  Polls show almost nine in 10 Americans oppose Biden and Pelosi's extreme position of abortion on demand until birth.  A Trafalgar Group poll last month showed less than 12% of Americans support abortions to birth, while 57% believe abortions should be banned once an unborn baby's heartbeat can be detected at about six weeks.  Even among Democrats, only 19% think that abortion should be legal until birth.  Scientific advances showing us detailed ultrasound photos inside the womb, and allowing premature babies to survive at 25 weeks, have changed the equation.  Most Americans want reasonable restrictions with compassionate exceptions to safeguard the mother's life and in the cases of rape and incest — which Planned Parenthood's own research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, says is less than 1% of abortions.  What's more, a Rasmussen poll last month showed 48% of voters said they would approve of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and 45% would disapprove.  Among Democratic voters, 33% said they would approve.

The Roe Decision Won't Save the Democrats.  The Democrats reacted with predictable hysteria last Friday when the Supreme Court handed down its decision overturning Roe v Wade.  We have since been deafened by shrill denunciations of the "MAGA Court," "extremist justices" and all things Republican.  Adding to the din President Biden brayed, "This decision is the culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law."  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared, "Make no mistake: reproductive freedom is on the ballot in November."  It is hardly a given, however, that this will save the Democrats in the fall.  Public opinion polls suggest that the Court and the voters are in agreement on abortion.  According to a recent Wall Street Journal poll, for example, "More American voters favor the idea of a 15-week abortion ban than oppose it."

Guns and Roeses.  [Scroll down]  These are, after all, the same people who refused to accept George W. Bush's narrow presidential victory in 2000 ("selected, not elected"); refused to accept Bush's win over John Kerry in 2004; rained hellfire and brimstone down on poor Sarah Palin, whose only crime was a surfeit of motherhood, and snarlingly turned on her running mate and their erstwhile favorite maverick, John McCain in 2008; and went bonkers over the surprise victory of Donald Trump in 2016, thus triggering the entire "Russian collusion" hoax that started with Hillary Clinton and eventually came to embrace the FBI, the intelligence community, the media, and the judicial system.  In the same way, having outlawed school prayer and, from that beachhead, having driven almost any expression of the Christian faith from the public square — the offending prayer in question read, "Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country," which the pestiferous Madalyn Murray O'Hair and her ilk somehow equated with the "establishment" of a religion — they have gone to the mattresses to expunge anything that smacks of Christianity, especially any proscriptions against the form of baby murder that goes by the sobriquets of "choice" and "women's health."  To wit: abortion.

California Lt. Governor Calls for Defiance of Supreme Court Decision.  The latest laugh riot comes from California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis — yes, she is a Democrat — coming out with this amazing comedy routine that, even by the network on which it aired standards, namely MSNBC, was a tad over the top. [...] What stands out even above Kounalakis' open advocation of defying the law, which as a Democrat in California she is well-versed, as anyone who's taken a gander at the southern border can testify, is her odd dismissal of Supreme Court justice Clarance Thomas.  Is it racist?  Not really, but it is interesting.

Report: GOP Gaining 1 Million+ Voters as Democrats Bleed Support.  Tens of thousands of voters who helped Democrats install President Joe Biden in the White House are now happily switching to Republicans, voter registration analysis released Monday shows.  More than one million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party in the past 12 months alone, ballot intentions compiled by the Associated Press (AP) shows.

Is the Green Agenda Being Forced Upon Us by Accident?  The Left hates oil and gas, beef (and chicken, and all meat), and coal [and concrete and air conditioning and DDT and nuclear power and CO2 and natural gas and styrofoam and plastic bags].  But millions of Americans don't believe the hysterical Leftist claims that these things are destroying the planet.  What to do about these folks?  A number of suspicious recent incidents suggest that some people have decided to take matters into their own hands and force compliance with the green agenda by leaving us no other choice.

Just 5% call abortion [their] top concern.  Abortion, the No. 1 concern in today's media and politics, ranks nearly dead last among areas voters care about as they struggle with paying daily bills, soaring inflation, and interest rate hikes, according to a just-released survey.  While the Supreme Court's decision overruling the 1973 Roe v Wade right to abortion has dominated today's network and cable coverage, the latest McLaughlin & Associates poll said just 5% of voters call it a top concern.  Just below abortion, at 1%, is reviewing the 2020 election, over which the media are also obsessing.

Debauchery and Grossness are Abundant at the Pro-Abortion Protests After the Fall of Roe v Wade.  This was the scene in Dallas after the decision to overturn Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court.  Looks like the sludge at the bottom of society's barrel was scraped as women, and even some soy-infused men, twerked in front of the capital.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Just Told Us Who He Really Is.  [Scroll down]  What the Biden administration has done, however, since the draft majority SCOTUS opinion leak in early May is to fan the flames of outrage by encouraging radical activists on the left to continue "protesting" outside the homes of the Justices. [...] Further, in the speech Biden gave earlier, he noted his administration was going to use every tool in their power to do an end-run around the SCOTUS ruling, something also confirmed by DOJ Attorney General Merrick Garland.  As all of this sinks in, keep in mind that Biden and other Democrats (and their allies in the mainstream press) have been lecturing Republicans for the last year and a half since the Capitol riot about the need to "respect the courts" and to not "undermine democratic norms" in our society.  And yet what do they do in response to today's 6-3 decision?  Exactly what they've said their political opponents shouldn't — this from the same people who once gloated after the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare that it was "settled law" so "deal with it."

Biden declares war on nicotine while giving addicts crack pipes.  As Americans grapple with sky-high prices at the pump, the worst rate of inflation in more than four decades, increasing crime, a wide-open southern border, a surge in fentanyl deaths, a baby formula shortage, a looming food crisis, a plunging stock market, rolling brownouts, and many other pressing problems, the Biden administration has set its sights on waging war on nicotine.  This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it "plans to develop a proposed product standard that would establish a maximum nicotine level to reduce the addictiveness of cigarettes and certain other combusted tobacco products" and that it has "issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States."  For those keeping track, these anti-nicotine measures follow the Biden administration's proposal to ban menthol cigarettes, which was announced by the FDA in April.

Mainstream media urging voters to ignore inflation, focus on imperiled democracy.  Recent surveys have consistently shown that runaway inflation is the most troubling issue to most Americans.  This has led many talking heads and media outlets to express deep concern that historically high gas prices and generally rampant inflation might lead to significant Democrat losses in the upcoming midterm elections.  The horror!  To help prevent this, Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell, for example, informed her readers that it was a "wild fantasy" to believe that the GOP could lower gas prices.  Furthermore, in a Sunday opinion piece, she condescendingly warned voters to "think carefully about what they'll get if they cast their ballot based on gas prices."  By that she means evil Republicans who are pro-life and pro-Bill of Rights.  Rampell added, "The president does not have some super-secret special dial on his desk that can adjust gas prices, but many voters believe otherwise."  Yes, Catherine, I'm sure many voters think Biden has a "dial" on his desk that can adjust gas prices in real time.  (Not that he'd know how to use it if he did.)  In reality, most voters know that Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline on Day One, has rescinded or denied drilling leases, and has made it clear he is an implacable foe of the fossil fuel industry in every shape and form.  That is why gas prices have skyrocketed since he took office, and that is why voters are rightfully angry.

Tucker Carlson savages Republican politicians' disrespect for Americans.  Despite the media's covering for Biden, people have noticed raging inflation, a recession, lawlessness, broken borders, a tenderness for Ukraine denied to America, cultivated race-hatred, efforts to disarm law-abiding citizens, and the arrogance of the LGBTQ+++ crowd — and they don't like any of it.  It turns out that mean tweets aren't so bad when compared to a government that's hostile to its own citizens.  The Democrats' intentional mismanagement is so extreme that the party is losing Hispanics and blacks in droves.  In theory, this should be a golden age for Republicans.  It's not, though, and that's the fault of the Republican political class, few of whom seem to embrace conservatism or Americans.

The Democrats' Trump Obsession Will Do Them In.  In 2020, despite gaining control of the White House and the Senate, the Democrats suffered a net loss of 13 seats in the House and a comprehensive down ballot drubbing.  This was hardly a mandate for radical change.  Yet, upon taking office, President Biden immediately reversed former President Trump's successful energy policies and incentivized illegal immigrants to invade our southern border.  Meanwhile, congressional Democrats collaborated with Biden to pass inflationary spending bills and embarked upon an unconstitutional crusade to convict Trump of fictitious crimes against the state.  This ongoing effort to destroy Trump and all his works has long since taken precedence over any policy initiative that would benefit voters.  Consequently, Biden's job approval rating has now dropped below 40 percent in several major polls and the Democratic Party is losing the support of Independent and Latino voters.  An obvious manifestation of the latter phenomenon was the victory of Texas Republican Mayra Flores in last week's special election for the state's 34th Congressional District.  This was no accident.  The GOP invested heavily in this contest while the Democrats virtually ignored it.

Buyer remorse growing in Democrat ranks.  Last week, I lunched with a longtime friend, in a popular Orange County, Florida restaurant.  He is a 68-year-old professed JFK Democrat who had predicted a return to 1990's moderation at the time of Joe Biden's election.  The optimism of 18 months ago had disappeared.  "Yes, things are looking a bit grim," he admitted.  "My son is trying to find a new home for his growing family.  But there are none to be found in Fort Lauderdale, or anyplace close to his office in Broward County.  When I recommended Weston, he said, 'come on, Dad! have you seen the gas prices recently?'  He has a point."

A country its leaders do not live in.  Congress now has had more prime time committee hearings on the January 6th protest than it did on 9/11.  I am not sure just what the purpose of the January 6th hearings are.  Americans have turned their attention to inflation and recession.  But in Washington, where no one ever gets laid off and no one has to go to work if it snows, the show is the talk of the town.  The rest of the country has to work today.  DC closed for Juneteenth.  The great divide in America is not between lefties and righties.  The divide is between the governed and the government.

Queens DA Melinda Katz uses security detail 'as her personal car service': sources.  Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz used members of her taxpayer-funded security detail to help her move to her new million-dollar digs — potentially running afoul of ethics rules, The [New York] Post has learned.  The borough's top prosecutor was spotted wearing her gold DA's badge on her hip last week as she carried four boxes of belongings to a black Ford Expedition parked outside the Forest Hills house where she's been temporarily living since selling her former childhood home for $1.05 million in February.  She then climbed into the official vehicle and was driven about 1.2 miles by a pair of plainclothes NYPD cops to her new three-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom Colonial-style house, which city records show she bought late last month for $1.1 million.  The trip was one of four that The Post saw Katz, 56, and her detail make between her old and new homes Tuesday morning.

Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul Calls Pro-Lifers 'Neanderthals' After 20-Plus Violent Attacks On Pro-Life Centers.  Following a slew of violent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) is inexplicably amping up the rhetoric against pro-lifers, calling them "neanderthals."  Hochul on Monday signed legislation to boost abortion "rights" and "empower" abortion providers in the Empire State.  "This is the United States of America, where freedom and liberty are supposed to mean something," the Democrat said.  "It's the rock upon which we were founded.  It is supposed to mean something.  Except in the eyes of some neanderthals who say, women are not entitled to those rights."  Earlier this month, a pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo called CompassCare was firebombed; windows were broken, the structure's medical office was set ablaze, and the vandals added graffiti that said "Jane Was Here," a phrase used by a pro-abortion group called Jane's Revenge.

Van Jones Leaves CNN Anchors Stunned After Spitting Truth About the Democrat Party.  [Scroll down]  As Jones says, the modern Democrat Party is just "weird."  He brings up the idea of calling Hispanics "Latinx," noting that normal, middle class people have never met a "Latinx."  Nor have they met anyone who identifies with the acronym "BIPOC," which I had to google in order to find out what it means.  Apparently, "black, indigenous, people of color" didn't have enough identifiers already and needed more.  The left has so fractured the country that it's impossible to keep up with all the various groups they've created.  Further, those pushing such nonsense are, as Jones points out, predominantly over-educated and wealthy.  They are in no way connected to the normal struggles of everyday life, and their lack of religious observance has left them with no feeling of purpose.  In order to make themselves feel better, they've decided to create victim groups to "help."  That's how you get the stupidity that is "Latinx," a name with which essentially no Hispanic people identify.  [Video clip]

Michigan AG says 'drag queens make everything better,' suggests 'drag queen for every school': report.  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly said Wednesday that "drag queens make everything better" and that there should be "a drag queen for every school" during an event in Lansing.  Nessel, who was the first openly gay person elected to statewide office in Michigan, made the comments during a civil rights conference while speaking out against what she describes as efforts to divide Americans, Craig Mauger of The Detroit News reported on Twitter.  "Drag queens make everything better.  Drag queens are fun," Nessel said, according to Mauger.  "A drag queen for every school," she added.

2024 Dems:  Biden 41%, Michelle Obama 16%, VP Harris 11%.  Despite a wave of negative news coverage and reports that Democrats are ready to junk President Joe Biden in 2024, he still leads all other potential challengers by a good margin.  In the latest Zogby Poll, provided to Secrets today, Biden's support among Democratic voters is 41%. His only weakness appears to be among younger voters.  Former first lady Michelle Obama, who has signaled no interest in running, remains in second at 16% followed by Vice President Kamala Harris at 11%.

Here's a Long List of Prominent Democrats Refusing to Accept Election Result.  Democrats on Capitol Hill are holding hearings this week to examine January 6, 2021 and their allegation President Donald Trump, along with Republicans on Capitol Hill, launched an "assault on democracy" by questioning or rejecting the results of the 2020 presidential election.  Conveniently, Democrats are failing to highlight their own "assault on Democracy" over the years.  The first example is Democrat Congressman Bennie Thompson, who is leading the January 6 Committee.  Thompson voted against the certification of the 2004 presidential election and refused to attend President Trump's inauguration.  [Tweets]  Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin, who is also a leading figure on the committee, did the same and voted against the certification of the 2016 presidential election.  [Tweet]  Former Democratic Senator and current Vice President Kamala Harris agreed and repeatedly claimed Trump was an illegitimate president.  [Tweet]  Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still claims the 2016 election was stolen from her and fueled the despicable lie that President Trump wasn't elected, but installed by the Russian government.  [Tweet]  Current Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who lost a previous race to current Republican Governor Brian Kemp, has never conceded the 2018 race.  [Tweet]

Are Our Rulers Losing the Mandate of Heaven?  We racist-sexist-homophobe Americans are pleased to see that Hispanics are trending strongly away from Democrats in the current Bidenflation.  And even blacks seem less than enthusiastic about Joe Biden.  But what about the real core Democrat supporters:  the credentialed, the educated women, the LGBTs, the folks parading in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices?  Are they starting to wonder about double-digit inflation a year into the Biden administration?  The only on-the-ground information I have is from a federal government retiree who's going to borrow her daughter's fossil-fueled car when she travels from D.C. to Philly in July.  For some reason she feels safer leaving her electric car at home.  And there's the gay acquaintance who doesn't eat meat and doesn't drive much.  He doesn't notice anything wrong on the economic front.  I guess that most liberal wokies are so cozily protected by their gubmint jobs, their inflation-protected pensions, and their taxpayer-subsidized urban lifestyles that they are completely insulated from harm.

Republicans: To Win the Midterms, Hit Black Lives Matter.  Most of us already know how we are going to vote in November.  "Use Your Head and Vote Red" is a good answer to the other side's "Vote Blue, No Matter Who."  We know in advance how the elections are going to turn out in hardcore Republican and Democratic states and enclaves.  We do not expect California or New York to elect Republicans, nor are Wyoming and Idaho likely to elect Democrats.  All the other races will, however, be decided by the swing voters who hold the balance of power, and it is to them we must appeal.  Sun Tzu noted in his Art of War that one should attack what the enemy cannot defend and defend what the enemy cannot attack.  This is why we must direct our complete attention to BLM and its ties with the Democrat party.

Nancy Pelosi makes repeat appearance on RuPaul's Drag Race:  This 'is what America is all about'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a guest appearance on "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" this week where she told the drag queens they "inspired" her.  "My honor to be here to say to all of you, how proud we all are of you.  Thank you for the joy and beauty you bring to the world," Pelosi said as she stood clad in a bright yellow pants suit on episode 5 this week.  "Your freedom of expression of yourselves in drag is what America is all about," Pelosi told the contestants in what appeared to be a completely scripted exchange.  "I say that all the time to my friends in drag," she added.

The Management of Fanaticism.  One of the biggest hazards in the social change business is runaway virtue.  Ideology in the lives of true believers often becomes an end in itself and this becomes a problem for practical politicians who want to come across as radical but not insane, and are embarassed by the wide-eyed zeal of their adherents.  As Mao Tse-tung, who would use this fact to spawn and later suppress the Red Guards, observed, "there are not a few people who still regard odd quotations from Marxist-Leninist works as a ready-made panacea which, once acquired, can easily cure all maladies".  Armed with their newfound religion, they become angry and impatient with anything contrary to their all-consuming faith.  In the 21st century this has given rise to what popular culture calls the "Karen phenomenon".

Sorry, Democrats:  Other Opinions Exist.  This week, my company, The Daily Wire, premiered a blockbuster new documentary starring Matt Walsh.  Titled "What Is A Woman?", the documentary investigates radical gender theory and its peculiar hold on the elites in our society — and how the insane proposition that men can become women and vice versa has become so well-accepted that even normal Americans now live in fear of questioning it.  The film has been the single largest success in the history of The Daily Wire; hundreds of thousands of Americans have subscribed to view it.  Yet Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregator for film and television, has not a single traditional review of the film.  That's because, according to the legacy and entertainment media, the film doesn't exist.  When the Daily Wire press team sent out invitations to reviewers to watch the film — knowing, of course, that the vast majority of reviewers are left-leaning and would undoubtedly pan the film — reviewers began responding with insults and declarations of preemptive hatred.

The Subordinate Citizen.  There are lots of reasons why the looming November midterms will likely see historic levels of pushback against the Biden administration, Democratic candidates, and the entire progressive agenda.  Take your pick of the many self-induced Biden disasters, among them hyperinflation, unaffordable gasoline, out-of-control crime, and foreign policy humiliations.  But one reason why voters are furious is rarely expressed.  Americans feel that ordinary citizens like themselves who follow the rules are treated more harshly by their own government than are both noncitizens and our own progressive elites.  And they are right, and they are angry, and we will hear from them very soon.

Pa. Democrat Congresswoman Goes Full Nazi, Says GOP Must Be 'Cleansed'.  Despite being an advocate of "civility," "decency," and "unity" in the past, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) has apparently been so radicalized by her caucus that she now says the Republican Party is "diseased" and must be "cleansed."  "This is, in my opinion, a diseased Republican Party.  And it needs to be cured and cleansed," Houlahan said on the Daily Beast's The New Abnormal podcast last month.  "So the stakes of having a Republican, as an example, in my seat are more than just policy differences.  They are democracy, in my opinion."  The GOP is "diseased" and must be "cleansed?" Where have you heard such rhetoric before?  It bears a shocking resemblance to the rhetoric of the Nazi Party.

Trump or DeSantis?  The Democrat roster is, by all accounts, dramatically uninspiring.  Biden, who speaks in tongues, is plainly beyond redeeming; the question is whether he will manage to survive the year, let alone stumble, lollop, and whiffle to the end of his first term.  Kamala Harris belongs in vaudeville or farce, given her talent for provoking laughter.  Both will have to be retired in favor of an electable candidate.  But who?  Pete Buttigieg is a perpetual embarrassment, in effect a political pothole.  Elizabeth Warren is a professional liar and fraud, as everybody knows.  Hillary is an overdone political brisket.  Gavin Newsom has destroyed his state, an enviable record for a leftie, but California, despite the hype, is not America.  Bernie Sanders is a geriatric commie with three tony residences, a typical dacha commissar whose appeal is mainly to the badly educated young.  Michelle Obama would be a celebrity candidate; the thing is, most Americans are not celebrities, and Camelot has lost its luster.

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Yes, but most Americans are not Deep State oligarchs, either; yet that's who will select the Democrat nominee, just as they did in 2020.  There was no popular demand for Joe Biden, yet there he sits in the White House, signing executive orders.

The dystopian state of our nation.  The illegitimate Biden administration is the worst thing that has ever happened to the United States.  He, his handlers, and his mind-numbingly incompetent Cabinet appointees have brought this country to its lowest point in modern history, domestically and internationally.  We are suffering a massive third-world invasion on our southern border.  The Russian incursion into Ukraine was incited by Biden and his cronies, the ones who get rich on war.  We were energy independent under Trump, but Biden put a stop to that on day one and so must go begging to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela for oil.  Meanwhile, the price of gasoline for Americans has doubled.  The Democrats are thrilled.  They have wanted this for a decade.  The new press secretary-reader thinks that because gas prices are high in other nations, we should be happy; we've caught up with the rest of the world.  But the greenies in this administration could not care less about the environment.  They are interested only in power and control over us all.  The "climate crisis" is as big a hoax as Russian collusion.  Like the "pandemic" and all its unconstitutional restrictions, it's all about power, control, and greed.

Woke San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin is recalled by voters in notoriously liberal city as murders soar 11%.  Ousted San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin remained defiant after citizens voted overwhelmingly to recall the progressive politician Tuesday, blaming billionaire Republicans and even the city's police force for the loss.  'The right-wing billionaires outspent us three to one,' Boudin said in a speech to supporters following news of the recall results, which saw more than 60 percent of San Franciscans fed-up with the city's crime-ridden state vote to recall him.  Boudin, 41, went on to assert that citizens had been 'exploited' by these groups, saying they 'took advantage an environment in which people are appropriately upset.'  'They created an electoral dynamic where we were literally shadowboxing,' Boudin, who narrowly won office in November 2019 as part of a wave of woke prosecutors who vowed to seek alternatives to incarceration, said.

Progressive San Francisco DA recalled by voters in one of nation's most liberal cities.  Voters in San Francisco have chosen to recall embattled District Attorney Chesa Boudin following a recall effort centered on his handling of rising crime across the city.  San Francisco voted to recall Boudin with 61%, compared to 39% who wanted him to stay as the district attorney, according to results at the time the Associated Press called the race.  Boudin was elected in 2019 with 50.8% of the vote and was sworn in as San Francisco's 29th district attorney on Jan. 8[,] 2020.

Democrat senator says it doesn't matter — to her — how high gas prices are.  If you want to know just how ignorant, aloof, and removed your rulers are from the everyday life you lead, look no farther than Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). [p...] Talk about tone-deaf!  Does she know who her constituents are?  Does she care?  The poor gal had to wait "a long time" to "finally" get her expensive new electric vehicle (and drive it to her brownstone in a tony Georgetown neighborhood... or to wherever she lives in the Capital City).  But when she did [...], it "didn't matter" to her how expensive gasoline had become.  She added, "And so I'm looking forward to the opportunity for us to move to vehicles that aren't going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets."  The "opportunity" for us to move to expensive vehicles whose batteries cost around $10,000 and that may take hours to recharge?  Vehicles that aren't "dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets"?  You can't be more ignorant or disingenuous than that.

Neither the price of electricity nor the price of gas matters to her, because she makes $174,000 a year.
Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow brags that it doesn't 'matter' to her how high gas prices are because she drives an electric vehicle.  Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow said that record-high gas prices 'don't matter' to her because she has an electric vehicle as she urged Americans to by eco-friendly vehicles and decrease reliability on greedy oil companies.  Her comments came on the day the average price per gallon of gas in the U.S. reached a new high of $4.92.  In Michigan the average sits higher at $5.17 per gallon, according to AAA's tracker.  'On the issue of gas prices — after waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle — I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every gas station and it didn't matter how high it was,' the Michigan senator said.

Let them buy Teslas:  Electric car owner Stabenow says gas prices don't matter.  Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said it "doesn't matter" how high gas prices go because she drives an electric vehicle, sparking backlash as gas prices in the United States climb to record highs with no short-term relief in sight.  Stabenow's remarks came during a Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday to discuss Biden's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  When the subject turned to record-high fuel costs in the U.S., Stabenow chimed in:  "I do have to say, just on the issue of gas prices, after waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle, I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every single gas station, and it didn't matter how high it was," the Michigan Democrat said.

Why Donald Trump Should Not Run for President in 2024.  Nothing exemplifies the importance of the Trump presidency more than the chaos, mismanagement, ignorance and unmitigated failures of the fraudulently-elected Biden administration as the vast majority of the American people can see for themselves the stark differences between the two administrations.  Because of Trump's success during his term, the citizenry is primed to soundly defeat the Democrats in November of 2022 and reject their nominee in 2024.  Considering the paucity of viable candidates to replace Joe Biden, the Democrats and the left in 2024 will have to turn to either Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren or clones thereof or possibly a "woke" billionaire business luminary or even a puerile Hollywood celebrity.  All of whom, after four years of Joe Biden, cannot win a national election that is not beset with fraud and rampant cheating.

Matt Schlapp says Biden failures prove he's 'simply not up to the job'.  The wheels are completely coming off of the Democratic Party clown car as it spins out of control headed for the brick wall of the November midterm elections and to top it off, things are even worse inside a White House that has descended into dysfunction and disarray as it becomes more apparent to voters that the Biden administration is an abject catastrophe.  With the nation battered by record gas prices with no ceiling in sight along with the worst inflation in four decades, food and baby formula shortages, and a regime that burns through money faster than the proverbial drunken sailor on a foreign conflict where no American interests are at stake, things are looking increasingly bleak for a Democratic Party that is determined to tear down the nation and its institutions and which could be only five months away from the mother of all electoral bloodbaths.

Light up a joint anywhere you want — but menthol cigarettes are another matter.
NYC Mayor Adams vows to not be 'heavy-handed' on illicit weed sales: 'Enjoy yourself, light up'.  It's a green new day for weed dealers in the Big Apple.  Mayor Adams promised Friday to not take a "heavy-handed" approach toward those who sell marijuana illicitly in the city and gave New Yorkers his blessing to smoke more pot.  While New York legalized recreational weed use last year, the licensing system that's supposed to regulate cannabis sales isn't expected to kick off until late 2022 — and Adams said Friday afternoon [6/3/2022] that he doesn't see a need for cracking down on anyone caught dealing ganja out of stores or on the street in the interim.

A Democrat finally says out loud what they all think about the Constitution.  The Democrats have made it plenty clear over the years that they don't like the Constitution as written.  They hate free speech, a free press, religion that is free from government intervention, and most of all the Second Amendment and its clear recognition of every citizen's inherent right to bear arms.  Unable to change these principles, they opt for imaginary rights (e.g., abortion, same-sex "marriage") and dream of packing the Supreme Court to circumvent the intentionally cumbersome amendment process.  But they always pay lip service to the Constitution — that is, until Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) spoke openly about his contempt.  He is to be praised for his honesty.

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No, he is not to be praised, or even commended, for his honesty.  He swore an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; [and] bear true faith and allegiance to the same."  He should be expelled from the Congress immediately, along with any other congressman who feels the same way.

Rhode Island Democrat, David Cicilline, [reveals what he thinks] About Constitutional Rights.  The Rhode Island representative refused to yield his time during the outburst, while discussing legislation related to "red flag" laws, that would allow the government and law enforcement to confiscate firearms from anyone deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.  Florida congressman Matt Gaetz attempted to insert an amendment to the legislation stating "Congress disfavors the enactment of laws that authorize a court to issue an extreme risk protection order, also known as Red Flag laws, in the States because such laws trample on an individual's due process and Second Amendment rights."  [Video clip]

Dem Rep. Mondaire Jones:  We Will Abolish The Filibuster, Expand The Supreme Court If Gun Control Is Not Passed.  Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) said at a Thursday hearing on recent mass shootings that Congress would abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court if the Democratic party's proposed gun control legislation does not pass.  "You will not stop us from advancing the Protecting Our Kids Act today," Jones said.  "You will not stop us from passing it in the House next week and you will not stop us there.  If the filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it.  If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand it.  And we will not rest until we have taken weapons of war out of circulation in our communities.  Each and every day we will do whatever it takes to end gun violence, whatever it takes."  [Video clip]

Federal Agencies Celebrate Pride, Ignore Memorial Day.  While federal agencies have been tripping over themselves to pledge allegiance to LGBT activism, two couldn't be bothered to recognize the fallen troops who make our freedom possible.  Despite a governmentwide tweet-fest over Pride Month, the departments of Justice and Treasury managed to ignore Memorial Day altogether.  Thanks to social media, Americans are getting a good look at the main obsession of this administration, which has devoted more than 30 posts to LGBT extremism from its official accounts — but couldn't spare half that attention to the men and women who gave all.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who was probably too busy promoting abortion as the solution to our tanking economy, failed to mark either occasion.  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's team, on the other hand, showed complete disregard for our military by celebrating pride but overlooking Americans' ultimate sacrifice.

Air Force Cancels Drag Queen Reading for Children, U.S. Senator Calls It 'Completely Insane'.  The 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base in Germany has announced it will no longer host a Drag Queen reading session for children at the base library after an advertisement about the event was posted to social media.  The cancellation has drawn criticism from LGBT activists who claim the cancellation shows disrespect for transgender people, according to a report in the military media outlet, Stars and Stripes.

Ri-i-i-ight.
'It Got Lost in the Mail': FDA Lost Baby Formula Whistleblower Report in Mailroom.  "I am here today to say to parents:  You aren't alone.  At the highest levels of Joe's administration, he and his team understand what you are going through.  They won't stop until every parent can get the formula their child needs."  That was FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden on Sunday when the first shipment of desperately-needed baby formula arrived from overseas.  She says that President Biden understands — to be clear, he doesn't.  As far as we know, President Biden isn't bottle feeding any tiny tots in the Oval — don't patronize us.  But this very short soundbite is indicative of a scary pattern the Biden Administration seems to be stuck in: cause a crisis with incompetence; apologize for said crisis; claim to "understand."  See Afghanistan, inflation, and gas prices (Joe flies around in a 747 that we pay for, but somehow truly, deeply understands the pain at the pump).  Biden & Co. cause problems — then apologize.  And the formula crisis is no different.

Why Team Biden might be purposefully grinding down the middle class.  Inflation is running rampant.  The Producer Price Index, the most useful measure of general inflation, is up a whopping 16.3% from April 2021, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  That means that roughly $1 out of every $6 that people earn has been lost to inflation in a single year. [...] Inflation comes when you have too much money chasing too few goods.  The spending part provided the excess money, but the Biden team was right there helping to ensure fewer goods, too.  Gas prices going up?  Not only was Biden's spending program stimulating inflation, but at the same time Biden policies were reducing the amount of gasoline, diesel and heating oil those dollars could buy.  Biden went wild canceling pipelines, ending gas and oil leases, imposing stricter environmental rules and — in cooperation with big institutional investors — choking off the finances of people trying to produce new fuel supplies.

State Farm Exec Apologizes to Angry Agents, Says 'We Made a Mistake With Our Involvement' With GenderCool.  State Farm agents across the country fielded angry phone calls on Monday from customers who were either threatening to cancel their policies or who flat-out canceled them after hearing news that the company had partnered with The GenderCool Project to donate books regarding transgenderism and gender fluidity to schools in order to "increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support our communities in having challenging, empowering, and important conversations with children Age 5+."  The story contained a January 22, 2022 memo from Jose Soto announcing the program.  By the close of business Monday, after the CEO reportedly heard from more than 2,000 independent State Farm agents nationwide (and probably a flood of customers), the company announced that it was ending its partnership with The GenderCool Project, as RedState first reported.  But how did this happen?  And did State Farm agents know about this partnership and agree with it?

Washington Dem socialist congressional candidate Rebecca Parson calls for breaking into empty homes.  Washington Democratic congressional candidate Rebecca Parson has a bold idea to get Congress to pass housing legislation: have a million people break into empty houses.  Parson, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, is running to represent Washington's 6th Congressional District.  In a video ad, she outlined what she and her followers can do if she wins.  "Imagine I proposed a Housing for All Bill in Congress, Then imagine you, me, and a million of our friends took action and occupied empty houses nationwide.  They couldn't ignore us," Parson says in the ad.  "No one has ever done anything like this," Parson continues.  "That's why it's going to work."

They Want You to Suffer.  In a sentence I've typed way too often over the last year, inflation continues to sit at astronomical levels, gas prices keep increasing, and the border is in shambles.  To make matters worse, over the past month, the stock market has crashed, eating away at people's retirements and investments.  Dreams that people had are now going to be on hold for years based on the hope that things will recover, and time isn't something you can get back.  The response from the White House in the face of so many of their self-inflicted wounds hasn't been empathy, though.  Not that such would mean much, but it would at least give people peace of mind knowing that their leaders aren't actively rooting for their destruction.  Unfortunately, that's exactly what appears to be happening.  These people want you to suffer.

Biden praises high gas prices as part of 'incredible transition'.  Out of touch as ever, President Biden celebrated record-high gas prices Monday, gushing that the pump pain was part of "an incredible transition" of the US economy away from fossil fuels.  "[When] it comes to the gas prices, we're going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it's over, we'll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over," Biden said during a press conference in Japan following his meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.  The president then insisted that his administration's actions, rather than increasing the price of gas, had actually been able to "keep it from getting worse — and it's bad."  Only then did Biden pay lip service to millions of Americans who have found themselves spending thousands of extra dollars to fuel up their vehicles.

The Collapse of Trust.  Looking at the issues facing our country, there seems to be something pernicious for which we don't seem to know what to do to correct the downward trajectory that is shaking us to our core. [... For example,] Baby Formula:  The closing of the Abbott facility was a botched job.  Everyone knew that 40% of the formula produced in the U.S. came from a single plant.  We might forgive the failure of forethought in not diversifying our supply years ago.  But the complete breakdown of responsibility by the FDA and the President (through his staff) for not having raised the alarm as week by week the problems grew worse four months before the plant closing is hard to take.  There was a heads-up that this might happen back in September of 2021.  It would have been reasonable to commence planning for a shortage of baby formula right then.  Hungry babies in America are a new low for our country.  But it comes on the heels of one crisis after another.

Republicans Introduce 'Women's Bill of Rights' and Democrats Will Hate It.  On Thursday, Republicans introduced legislation dubbed a "Women's Bill of Rights" that Democrats won't like at all.  Why not?  Democrats claim to be advocates of women's rights and gender equality, so why wouldn't they support a "Women's Bill of Rights"?  Because the legislation proposed would enshrine into law protections for biological females — without including men who "identify" as women.

Hostin Declares All GOP Voters 'Biggest Domestic Threat' to America.  The rhetoric from ABC's The View has steadily grown more and more dangerous and possibly inciting, as co-host Sunny Hostin spent part of Thursday's [5/19/2022] show maligning all 74 million Republican 2020 voters by calling them the "biggest domestic threat" to the country after House Republicans opposed a Democratic-led effort against so-called "domestic terrorism."  Both she and co-host Sara Haines scoffed at concerns that slapping on labels could lead to a slippery slope.  After playing soundbites of GOP opposition on the House floor and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) calling Republican representatives racist, co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg dismissed the existence of Antifa and called the GOP the real terrorists.

Poll: Most U.S. voters oppose transgender policies, but many fear speaking up.  Most American voters oppose transgender surgeries and lessons for children, but more than a third fear speaking up about the issue, according to a poll released Tuesday [5/17/2022].  McLaughlin and Associates, which conducted the poll for the Christian evangelical Summit Ministries in Colorado, found that 90% of likely voters with an opinion on the issue believe gender-altering surgeries should be illegal for children.  The poll also found that 72% of voters do not believe schools "should teach about sexual identity and sexual behavior with elementary-age children," compared to 28% who believe it's an appropriate use of instructional time.

White House spox on stock market plunge, 'that's not something we keep an eye on every day'.  New White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has been thrust into a difficult position as she faces questions about record gas prices, staggering inflation and unprecedented shortages including baby formula, and on Wednesday, she was put on the spot over the stock market, a topic that she appeared to be ill-prepared to address.  On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average would plunge over 1,100 points, the biggest one-day loss since 2020, Jean-Pierre failed to demonstrate the sass and ability to think on her feet of her predecessor Jen Psaki and her mind-boggling answer won't likely calm the criticism that she has received during her first week behind the podium.

White House dismisses 1,160-point stock plunge as 'not something that we keep an eye on every day'.  The monster 1,160 point stock drop on the Dow Jones Industrial Average Wednesday, the highest drop since the advent of the pandemic in 2020 was kind of a ... nothingburger for the Biden White House.

Liberalism and the Problem of Evil.  Liberals have already written the script for America's decline and fall, and there is no suggestion of a democratic ending.  The people are the nation: that is what democracy looks like.  The people, at first, create the government they want; but at last, and by slow degrees, government creates the society it needs.  It is the fate of democratic societies that allow, by their own election, the assassins of freedom into the center of government.  Liberal democracy has become its own caricature, an imitation of its original promises now so distorted that it serves only to exaggerate its own deficiencies.  Liberals are trapped in their delusions with no way out.

Nancy Pelosi reveals the Democrat campaign for the midterms.  Over the weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN's State of the Union to talk about the leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that provides the rationale on why Roe v. Wade (1973), which legalized abortion nationwide, has to be overturned.  Pelosi began her exposition with the following:  ["]"Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, waving a list of judges that he would appoint, therefore getting the support of the far-right and appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court"["] [...] Pelosi may have explicitly called President Trump a "creature," but the subtext of her remarks was that all those who voted for Trump are also sub-human.  Her fury is because she views them as impediments to her monopoly of power.  This was Pelosi's 'basket of deplorables' moment.  Pelosi in 2022 is in a similar position to Hillary Clinton in 2016.  She is so convinced of her moral superiority that she simply cannot fathom why popular opinion would be against her and what she stands for.  The sanctimonious Pelosi is convinced that she could never ever be wrong.  So she placates her ego by blaming her opponents and the voters as inferior beings.

Are you sure you want to call the Roe protests "the summer of rage?".  During the BLM riots that swept the nation in 2020 and beyond, critics of the violence and mayhem took to sarcastically calling that period the "summer of love."  Now a new wave of angry protests is erupting in multiple cities targeting the Supreme Court over its anticipated ruling that would mostly overturn Roe v. Wade.  The topic may be quite different than the BLM marches, but the tactics are already starting to look similar.  Protest organizers have already announced that they want this period to be a "summer of rage."  But is that really the way to win the battle for hearts and minds?  If I had the chance to ask these organizers one question, it would relate to what precisely they hope to accomplish, since the public has no leverage over the decisions of the court whether they hand down a ruling you approve of or one that you loathe.

The November 2022 election is going to be really hard to steal!
Baby formula crisis punctuates steep decline in support for Biden, Dems, with suburban moms.  President Biden and his Democrats were already in trouble with suburban women due to inflation, high gas prices and an agenda these voters say does not align with their priorities.  Then baby formula disappeared from store shelves.  Images of empty store shelves and stories of frantic parents searching for food to feed their infants, coupled with reports that the Biden administration is shipping pallets of scarce formula to the southern border to feed illegal immigrant children, now threaten to crater the party's already weakened support among suburban women.  "Democrats have seen a double-digit decline among their strongest groups, especially women who are already struggling to stretch a dollar," Republican strategist Ryan Girdusky told the Washington Times.  "But now they're trying to find food for their children."  Women were a pivotal voting bloc for President Biden and Democrats in 2020.  Exit polls show they backed Mr. Biden over Donald Trump 57% to 47%. But over the past few months, polls show women have soured on Mr. Biden.

Woke Hypocrisy:  A User's Guide.  Wokeism is not what it pretends to be.  It fools a lot of people by pretending to be about high ideals.  It pretends to struggle against injustice, overcome oppression, and so on.  But in reality, it's something very different. [...] They want two sets of rules — some for us, others for them.  For example:  Offending them is a terrible thing.  It's so terrible, in fact, that they've been trying to make it illegal to hurt their feelings.  Yet they can offend us all the time.  They insist that subjective feelings are profoundly important — important enough to write laws and even base entire societies on.  Yet our feelings are routinely ignored, minimized, dismissed, mischaracterized, or forcefully suppressed.  They justify everything they do based on their imaginary fantasies and utopian ideals, yet they dismiss everything we do because of the sinister aims they imagine we have.

Don't bring your blues to our red states.  Moving to a red state is a relief for blue staters, but if they cannot connect their blue state pathologies to voting for Democrats, they are again going to vote for the same party that gave them their blue state blues.  It is imperative that blue-staters recognize that escaping to a red state to avoid blue state problems will do them no good if they persist in voting for Democrats, who, at first opportunity, will vote for the same blue policies they left their blue states to avoid.  It is imperative that every blue-stater who is not Republican not vote Democrat if they enjoy red state living.  Don't bring your blue state liberal policies to your new red state.

Islamophobia: The Left Has It Backwards.  The left — the progressive, socialist, communist, God-hating, atheistic left — gets just about everything either wrong or backward, from cancel culture to the 1619 Project to racism to the environment to religion to family matters to abortion and pretty much everything else imaginable. [...] If anyone dares to criticize Muslims for their violence, misogyny, antisemitism, intolerance, religiously sanctioned lies, and selfish arrogance, the left rushes to the microphones, keyboards, TikTok, etc. to sympathize with the poor mistreated Muslims who practice a "religion of peace" and commiserate with them on how awful it is to be subjected to the horrors of Islamophobia.  It's stomach-turning at best, malicious at worst.  Islamophobia is an irrational racist hatred of Muslims and their "peaceful" religion.  Islam is a religion, not a race, but we'll leave that aside for now.  To be an Islamophobe these days is to be guilty of hating Muslims for no good reason.  So says the left.  It also demonstrates the left's complete lack of knowledge about the Greek and Latin roots of the English language.

'Liberal Logic' And Other Things That Don't Exist.  [Scroll down]  "Who believes this garbage" you may be asking yourself.  The answer is Democrats.  I've never seen a party focus like a laser exclusively on their own base to the exclusion of everyone else before.  No matter how alienating or irrelevant to the bulk of the country, Democrats only pander to the people whose support they already have.  You certainly don't want to lose your base, but with just your base you will lose everyone else.  How convinced are some empty-headed leftists when it comes to the doomsday cult the modern Democrat Party has become?  Watch this video of young women telling their fellow leftists not to have kids because the planet is being destroyed and they'll never live to see 30.  The Heaven's Gate cult has turned into Democrats of today — they're both convinced the world is coming to an end and they're castrating themselves in preparation for it.

Karine Jean-Pierre giggles when asked about White House point person on formula crisis.  Incoming White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked who is running lead on the baby formula crisis for the White House?  Her reaction was disturbing.  During a press gaggle on Air Force One, she giggled and said she doesn't know who that person is but she'd find out.  The reporters took the answer in stride.  Imagine if the previous president's press secretary delivered that answer (and giggle) to such an important question for so many families right now.  The baby formula crisis is real and it has a lot of moms in a panic due to the shortage of products on store shelves.  Imagine being one of those moms going from store to store searching for a canister of baby formula.  This woman can't even name someone working on the problem in the White House.

Goodbye Jen Psaki — no one condescends quite like you.  So long Jen Psaki!  As White House press secretary, you were indeed very informative:  every day you provided an example of how today's Democratic Party turns normie soccer moms from Greenwich into reality-denying attack machines sputtering insults and cheering on lawbreakers because they can't face up to the unpopularity of the far-left agenda.  As blathering Joe Biden retreated into the background and suggested to the world that America was in the hands of a man who should be shuffling around Sunset Acres in a bathrobe, Psaki became the face of an administration that is determined to head into the midterms like Thelma and Louise.

'Call a Doctor or Pediatrician' — Psaki When Asked What Parents Should Do if They Can't Find Baby Formula.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday was grilled on the baby formula shortage created by the Biden Regime.  In 25 states, 40-50% of baby formula is out of stock.  In 5 states over 50% of baby formula is out of stock.  The Biden Regime is shipping pallets of baby formula to US border facilities for illegal aliens while American babies go hungry.

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The Leftwing Insurrection.  According to the propaganda narrative of the media, Donald Trump and the Republican Party foment insurrection and illegitimacy in American politics.  Only the noble left, with its commitment to democracy, can defend America and its institutions and rule of law.  This is hogwash and anyone free from the tyrannic propaganda of the media knows it.  In reality, the left peddles insurrectionist language and promotes the idea of American illegitimacy so as to endorse insurrectionist behavior — "in the name of democracy" though.  Joe Scarborough, one of the most annoying individuals to ever purvey television propaganda, has recently called the Supreme Court "illegitimate."  So have other liberal opinion writers.  And what does all this talk of Court illegitimacy bring?  Insurrectionist beliefs.  It is an announcement for haters of America to begin burning property and launching violent protests aimed at desecrating the rule of law in the United States.  It is the go-ahead for the army of Bolshevik street-warriors to assail American institutions and the freedom they uphold.

GOP Poised to Clean Up in State Legislative Races, Too.  Republicans are on a roll nationwide and it doesn't appear they'll lose that luck anytime soon.  Not only is the GOP maintaining its lead in the generic congressional ballot, but surveys from several key states show Republicans losing little ground to Democrats.  But if you really want to know what the political landscape in the states is, just look at what the other party is doing.  And Democrats — so optimistic when Biden took office — are now pulling back and regrouping, and lowering their expectations for gains in state legislatures, as the party suffers from its association with Joe Biden.

In Fort Worth, a sign that leftist cultural dominance may have peaked.  Fort Worth, Texas, is the county seat in Tarrant County.  Around 35% of its population is Hispanic.  In 2020, Tarrant County, along with other urban and/or heavily Hispanic districts in Texas, voted for Joe Biden.  Admittedly, he won by a tiny margin in Tarrant County, but that did seem to suggest a shift towards Democrats in a major urban area.  However, on Saturday, any pro-Democrat momentum seemed to have stopped dead when a conservative parents' organization was able to see all its candidates win in four suburban board elections.  Most people have one thing they know with absolute certainty and you cannot lie to them about that one thing.  For example, because my parents lived for decades in Israel and were soldiers in its War of Independence, that was my truth and, when NPR kept making statements I knew were untrue, that shifted me away from being a Democrat.  Likewise, my beauty-conscious mother, who'd been dazzled by Jackie Kennedy, was finally convinced that the media were not to be trusted when they kept insisting that Michelle Obama was a Jackie Kennedy-esque style icon.

Why Would Rural Americans Vote for Those Who Hate Them?  It never ceases to amaze me when the same politicians and pundits who spew vile rhetoric aimed at rural Americans all year long turn around and ask for those Americans' votes.  The New York Times (the titular "paper of record" that pushed Trump-Russia "collusion" lies while ignoring the Biden Crime Family's quid pro quo money-making in Ukraine) recently featured an opinion piece claiming that "Biden has already done more for rural America than Trump ever did."  Democrat lemmings quickly regurgitated the overrated rag's propaganda.  After feeling the tug on his leash from Old Witch Pelosi, the honey-trapped Congressman Eric Swalwell (whose dimwittedness made him a natural target for the Chinese Communist Party to compromise) laughably insisted that under China Joe's lethargic leadership, "we are all doing much better ... especially ... rural America."  As is only fitting for a regime requiring its own Ministry of Truth, Swalwell then instructed his (brain-dead) Twitter followers to share the Times story "to make sure we all understand."

US billionaires' demand for 'golden passport' schemes that sell citizenships to 'safe' countries for up to $6.5 million.  Soaring numbers of wealthy Americans are buying 'golden passports' that grant them citizenship to New Zealand, Portugal and other 'safe' countries over fears of impending civil war in their home country.  Henley & Partners, a firm that helps the wealthy shop around for citizenship across the globe, said sales to American nationals worth between $50 million and $20 billion have shot up more than 337 percent since 2019, Business Insider reported.  Countries involved — including Portugal, Malta, New Zealand and Austria offer citizenship or visas that lead to citizenship in return for heavy investment in the host national, and a visit of just a few days there each year.

CNBC Pushes Corporate Signaling as Companies Run Away From SCOTUS Abortion Issue.  This week — so far, at least — it appears that most corporations have wisely decided to remain taciturn about the flare-up regarding the Supreme Court being poised to repeal Roe v. Wade.  Now, before heaping praise too freely, surely the cause is that there is a major example of this kind of corporate misstep still percolating in the news.  Then, add to that the very unstable nature of the abortion debate itself, and it becomes more a case of looking to see which company is dumb enough to light the fuse from its public relations division.  Yet at CNBC, they seem mystified that there is a uniform silence from Wall Street to this point.

Biden thinks 'ultra-MAGA people' are extremists? He should look in the mirror.  President Biden is saying that "ultra-MAGA" people are the most extreme political party in recent memory. [...] Who are the extremists:
  •   The party that wants babies to be killed no matter what stage of pregnancy or the party that wants limits?
  •   The party that wants energy independence or the party that is seeking to destroy America by destroying the fossil fuel industry, despite no scientific evidence that fossil fuel consumption controls temperatures?
  •   The party that is for no bail or the party that believes that career criminals should be treated harshly?
  •   The party that wants to enforce immigration laws or the party that wants open borders?
  •   The party that believes that males should be able to compete with women or the majority of us?
  •   The party that believes that people should use restrooms and locker rooms based on how they feel or the rest of us, who think body parts and science should control what facilities we use?
  •   The party that wants to move toward socialism or the rest of us, who believe that capitalism has created the greatest country that ever existed?
  •   The party that believes that requiring photo IDs to vote is racist or the rest of us who understand that adults of all races can easily obtain a photo ID and that common sense tells us voter verification is important?
  •   The party that believes that children age five to eight should be encouraged to analyze their sexual identity or the rest of us, who believe that that is nuts and dangerous?

Disney Lost $63 Billion in Market Capitalization Since Going Full Woke in Florida.  The Walt Disney Co. has lost nearly $63 billion in market capitalization since it decided in March to embrace radical LGBTQ activism and declare war on Florida by opposing the state's Parental Rights in Education law.  Shares of Disney have plummeted 23.5 percent since the start of March, falling from $145.70.  Market cap is down $62.6 billion, from $265.3 to $202.7 billion.  For the past 12 months,Disney has seen its stock drop more than 30 percent, making it the worst performing stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Democrats place American democracy in grave peril.  How ironic it is that this group of totalitarians call themselves Democrats and frequently talk about the importance of protecting democratic values.  But the self-righteous seldom have self-awareness.  Perhaps they are brazen and no longer care how they appear.  Perhaps they are doing what they usually do, doing exactly what they claim their opponents do.  The Democrats are the real insurrectionists who relentlessly gnaw at the root of democracy when they are about to lose electoral contests.  When the GOP campaigns during the midterms, the importance of ensuring that the U.S. continues to function as a Democracy must be placed at the center of its message.

Biden Sues Alabama, Claims Ban on Transgender Child Abuse Violates 14th Amendment.  The Fourteenth Amendment states that, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.  No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."  At no point in time does it state that states are not allowed to ban child abuse simply because a particular group tends to practice that abuse.  For example, states can be raping 7-year-olds even though Mohammed married a 7-year-old girl.  Biden and his hack running the DOJ disagree.  The DOJ has sued Alabama over Senate Bill (S.B.) 184 or the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.  The filing is filled with woke gibberish that makes lots of assertions without ever meeting a basic legal standard.

NPR Poll Puts Another Nail in Dems' Midterm Coffin.  Just how doomed are Democrats in November's midterms?  It doesn't take a statistician to read the writing on the wall — inflation sitting at 40-year highs, gas reaching an all-time high, a woke Democrat-education complex running amok, and an open border that's triggered drug, humanitarian, and public health crises — and see that the party in power of the executive and legislative branches is in trouble.  A new poll out from NPR and Marist shows just how bad Democrats are doing and among which groups their support is trailing GOP candidates by double-digits on the generic congressional ballot question that asks "If this year's election for Congress were held today, which party's candidate are you more likely to vote for in your district?"  Notably, the poll found 52 percent of latino voters would vote for a Republican compared to 39 percent who would choose a Democrat.

In 2020, Biden was a political juggernaut in Massachusetts.  A new poll shows voters have soured on him.  A lot.  In March 2020, President Biden swept through Massachusetts' Democratic primary with a come-from-behind Super Tuesday victory.  He later topped Donald Trump by 33½ percentage points here, his second-largest margin of victory in November.  Few places lean more Democratic than Massachusetts, according to political forecasters.  But even in this deep blue stronghold, Biden has fallen hard.  Just 46 percent of registered Massachusetts voters say they approve of the job Biden is doing as president, with about the same proportion giving him a thumbs down, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.  Of the 765 registered voters surveyed, just two more — 354 to 352 — said they disapproved.

Jill Biden Biography [is] a Total Flop, Sells 250 Copies in First Week.  Jill Biden's biography was a total flop and only sold 250 copies in its first week on the market.  According to far-left Politico, the dulling of the Biden White House isn't due to lack of talent in the press briefing room, but rather due to fulfillment of a central Biden promise: to beat Trump and make DC news boring again.  And because DC is boring, sales of Dr. Jill's biography:  "Jill:  A Biography of the First Lady" have been a little slow.  It has nothing to do with the fact that Jill Biden is tacky, uninspiring, cheated on her first husband with Joe Biden and now abuses Biden, an elderly man who is clearly suffering from dementia.

Democrats' Endless 'State of Emergency' Is Why They're About to Get Walloped.  When Trump was in office, COVID-19 was a crisis and every unmasked presidential appearance all but an act of potential genocide.  With Biden, it's time to turn the page, even as the death count has mounted.  With Trump sidelined, for now, and Biden plummeting in the polls, Democrats and the liberal media have returned again and again to the manufactured emergency to try and control the narrative.  Remember the Georgia voting law (ridiculously called Jim Crow 2.0)?  How about the viral images of border agents whipping Haitians seeking asylum?  (After the agents' actions were condemned by Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, it turned out they were merely split horse reins.)  Or how about one from the Trump era that is relevant again:  Russia paying bonuses for dead American troops?  (There seems to be no evidence this happened.)  Meanwhile, real emergencies like the border, Afghanistan, crime, and inflation were downplayed by the Biden administration and the MSM... until ignoring these problems became impossible.

Blacks complain about Biden's open borders, and Democrats' foundations silence them.  [Scroll down]  There's no thinking, no debate, no exchange of ideas that's going on in the left.  The left takes its talking points from the "program officers" of far-left money behemoths such as George Soros's Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Omidyar Foundation, or a few Silicon Valley-ish others.  That's why all of a sudden, borders must be open, gay marriage is no longer open to debate, transgender indoctination is de rigeur, and greenie nonsense and critical race theory permeate all fields of public policy no matter how tenuous the connection.  Anyone, including anyone on the left, who might just prefer a more nuanced interpretation of the proclamation or be concerned about cost-benefit analysis, is dubbed an instant bigot and all the foundation cash upon which the little magazine, or the university endowment, or the activist organization is dependent, is swiftly cut off.  That keeps them in line, and the "program officers" in firm control.

WaPo's Professional Doxxer, Who Outed Libs Of TikTok, Just Made Another Outrageous Statement.  For most leftists, particularly those who reside in the echo chamber of the mainstream media and under the protection of Big Tech censorship, self-awareness has never been a key component of their skill set.  The mindset apparently operates something like this:  I'm wonderful, only my opinions matter, all criticisms of me and my work are ill-founded.  And for that reason, the ends justify their means, no matter how reprehensible those means may be.  Last week, Washington Post reporter (please, let's stop calling her a journalist) Taylor Lorenz was the subject of widespread mockery as she was called out for some of the most outrageous media hypocrisy we've seen in years.

Attack on Democracy:  Democrats Still Believe Hillary Won in 2016.  If you insist that the 2020 election was stolen, you'll be accused of pushing "the big lie," inciting an insurrection, and attacking democracy.  But if you believe that Hillary Clinton was the legitimate winner of the 2016 election, that just makes you a Democrat. [... A]ccording to a new Rasmussen Reports survey, 72% of Democrats still believe that Russia "succeeded" in altering the outcome of the 2016 election, putting Donald Trump in the White House.  Despite thinking that Russia managed to alter the outcome of the 2016 election, Democrats insist that the 2020 election was the safest and most secure in history.  However, as Democrats are widely expected to lose their majority in November, a majority of Democrats (53%) believe it is likely that Russia will try to interfere with the 2022 midterms.

Politics Is Downstream from Culture, but What Is Culture Downstream From?  [Scroll down]  The struggle is not between the right and left.  It is between civilization and chaos.  Why are we still using Twitter?  Why are we still using Facebook and Google and all the rest of the engines of our own destruction?  Why are we still giving money to corporations that despise us and support the blood-drenched BLM?  Why did we let them close the churches and keep the liquor stores open?  Why did we wear those cloth masks? [...] Why did we let them steal the presidency?  Why do we let them imprison and abuse righteous protesters against that massive crime?

Can anyone spot the hypocrisy as progs fight for special tax status for Disney?  Democrats are fighting to destroy all fossil fuel companies in the U.S., which harms all of us, especially the poor.  They seek to destroy for-profit colleges.  They rail against the rich and big corporations[.]  But they are somehow outraged that anyone would threaten to take away special tax breaks from Disney, which owns ABC, because Florida doesn't want first- to third-graders taught about gender, which most Americans don't want, either.

Ten Democrats [are] joining Republicans in opposing Biden's plan to end Title 42.  Centrist Democrats and those up for reelection in November may have taken a hint from polls that show the public is upset with the administration's handling of the border and chosen to inch away from Biden.  More than half, 56%, of poll respondents oppose ending Title 42, according to an April 6 Morning Consult/Politico survey.  The results make Biden's decision his "most unpopular decision so far."  The conclusion of Title 42 could create an optics nightmare for Democrats months before voters go to the polls, as well as a national security concern.  Homeland security officials anticipate as many as 18,000 people a day could be encountered trying to enter the United States in the six weeks after Title 42 ends, far more than the several thousand encountered per day at present.

Ex-school official sues Virginia board over anti-racism training.  A former assistant principal is suing a Virginia school board, claiming that she was forced out of her job for a "slip of the tongue" during a mandatory "anti-racism" training based on Critical Race Theory.  Emily Mais, who was the assistant principal at Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, accused the school district in a lawsuit filed Thursday of pushing her out in fall 2021 after she mistakenly used the words "colored people" as she railed against the training session.  Though Mais apologized for the "slip of the tongue, "a teacher's aide, who is black, verbally attacked her in front of all training attendees, the lawsuit filed in Albemarle County claims.

Lifelong Democrat, Former Police Chief Changes Parties, Makes Run For Congress.  A former New York police chief and longtime Democrat says he is so disgusted with the contempt members of his party have for cops that he is running for Congress as a Republican.  Former Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary, who is vying to represent the Empire State's 25th Congressional District, told The Daily Wire he can no longer support the Democrat Party because of its anti-police rhetoric.  "The demonization, the demoralization, and the defunding the police rhetoric from the Democratic Party, coupled with other ideologies the Democratic Party started to take on caused me to leave the party," said Singletary, 42. "The Democratic Party was no longer the party that I knew it to be, and no longer the party of my parents."

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Always beware of party-switching Democrats.  If they change parties, it's probably only for the purpose of getting elected.  Of course nobody wants to vote for an anti-police, tax-and-spend, baby-killing Democrat, so the easiest way around that is to abandon the Democrat label.

ABC's Scott Admits Dems Don't Talk About Defund[ing] The Police Anymore.  During This Week's "Powerhouse Roundtable" discussion on the soaring crime rates in major American cities and what should be done about it, there seemed to be agreement that the Democrats' "defund the police" agenda is dead.  Anchor George Stephanopoulos then turned to panelist and ABC congressional correspondent Rachel Scott and asked: "you don't hear defund the police too much on Capitol Hill, anymore?"  Scott confidently replied, "No, not at all, actually" and aside from the "handful of progressives over in the House" that want to defund the police, there hasn't been a peep from Democrat lawmakers about that wildly unpopular agenda.

Democrats have gone AWOL on their constituents.  When Hawaii Democratic Rep. Kai Kahele announced he would challenge then-Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to represent Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, he attacked Gabbard for abandoning her duties as a member of Congress in favor of a long-shot presidential campaign.  Now, less than two years into his own first term, it is Kahele who is not showing up for work — at least not for the job taxpayers are paying him to do.

Georgia Restaurant Owner Tells Biden Supporters to Dine Elsewhere.  A Georgia restaurant owner posted a notice on the establishment's window slamming President Joe Biden and his "ignorant" supporters and attributed the rise in supply costs and shortage of workers for his restaurant to the policies implemented by the Biden administration.  The sign, posted outside of an Appalachian Grill restaurant in Cartersville, Georgia, was initially shared Sunday in a Reddit forum before going viral on several social media platforms.  The notice instructed Biden voters who have no regrets about their vote in the 2020 election to take their business somewhere else.

No one is hiding how pro-LGBTQ Disney's latest movie is.  Earlier this month, an LGBTQ+++ buzz started circulating regarding Disney's latest movie, Better Nate Than Ever.  American Thinker covered that groundswell of excitement here.  Given the collapse of Disney's reputation as it put its corporate weight behind fighting a Florida bill keeping sexual identity talk out of kindergarten through third-grade classrooms, one might think Disney and other leftists might have tried to downplay the overtly LGBTQ+++ theme in a "family" movie.  The opposite, however, is true.  Since Disney went to war against Florida parents, and videos emerged showing Disney executives boasting about using the company's platform and reputation to push LGBTQ content, Disney's standing with families has plummeted.  Earlier this week, almost 70% of Americans stated that they were less likely to do business with Disney.  That is a catastrophic number for a corporation.

Majorities see Biden's latest border order as huge mistake.  President Joe Biden's plan to lift Title 42, the pandemic edict allowing for the blanket expulsion of migrants entering the United States at the southern border, lacks support from not only Republicans but also the majority of independents and a significant number of Democrats across the country.  The administration announced April 1 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would lift the Trump-era order starting May 23, allowing for the normal processing of refugee asylum requests inside the U.S.  The administration has repeatedly stated that the order is a "public health" measure meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, as opposed to what some left-wing activists have described as a cruel immigration restriction put in place by Biden's predecessor.

Inflation exposes the arrogance of the Biden Democrats.  Of all the Democrats' gestures of contemptuous indifference toward ordinary people, President Joe Biden's 8.5% inflation rate is the most provocatively insouciant.  Bidenflation, more than any of his many other culpable failures, will prompt voters to respond in November with a gut punch to the party's solar plexus.  One should not minimize the impact of other blows to public morale from outrages such as the cultural revolution against every traditional norm, the disgrace of U.S. capitulation to a ragtag army of medieval Afghan farmers, Biden's abandonment of national sovereignty at the Mexican border, or the performative diktats of his tinpot COVID bureaucrats.  All these contribute to our sour national mood. [...] Biden's decision to print money, enthusiastically backed by congressional Democrats, has produced the sharpest inflation spike in four decades.  This was entirely predictable and frequently predicted.

Sex-Change Surgeries for Kids:  A-OK With Biden.  The Biden administration recently sent a letter to the attorney general of each state, warning the top law enforcement officials that they could be violating civil rights law if they don't comply with "gender-affirming care" procedures for children.  But just what is this gender-affirming care promoted by President Joe Biden, and how does it affect kids?  Jay Richards, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, says the term is a euphemism for giving hormones to children and, in many cases, performing irreversible surgery on them.  These hormones and surgeries have long-term consequences for a child.

"They Thought People Would Pay For CNN": CNN+ Is A Hilarious Failure.  It's not a shock to you or me that CNN+ is crashing and burning.  We could have told the CNN bosses this idea wouldn't work, and we could have told Chris Wallace that his move to CNN+ would be an epic disaster.  The writing was on the wall.  But the left lives in a clueless, out-of-touch bubble, especially the beltway liberals.  They are on a whole 'nother astral plane of cluelessness.  And now, as we suspected, the bottom is already falling out, and it was just rolled out.  Here come the job cuts.  Axios is reporting that investment and projections for CNN+ are expected to be cut dramatically in response to a low adoption rate, two sources tell Axios.

Huge Number of Americans Dropping Disney for Radical Position on Parental Rights Bill.  Disney is a powerful company but they may have just stepped in it big time with their position over a parents' rights bill that they falsely call the "Don't Say Gay" law in Florida.  The law doesn't say anything about "don't say gay."  Indeed it doesn't mention "gay" at all. [...] It's not hard to see why Americans — particularly parents — would be rejecting Disney if they have an issue with this law.  They're seriously hurting the brand that they have put out there for decades with this radical approach.  But it shows how radical they've become when it's more important to push that agenda than to pay attention to the concerns of the parents who are their bread and butter.

Don't New York Our Florida, Wyoming, Texas, Utah, Tennessee, Idaho, etc..  Driving around in our home state, Florida, we are seeing an inordinate amount of two things.  The first are license plates from blue states, especially New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois.  States that are hopelessly progressive with all the attendant accoutrements like street crime with gun violence, exorbitant taxes and schools run by teacher unions advancing CRT.  In past years, Florida visitors are usually snowbirds who come south to avoid the frigid weather and hazardous driving conditions. [...] Now if these scapegrace northern interlopers aren't smart enough to see that Governor DeSantis is a compelling factor for why Florida is such a great state in which to live, then they should remain in their own troubled state.  If they burden us with their full-time presence they will undoubtedly vote for Charlie Crist to replace Ron DeSantis, who has a long history of doing exactly the wrong thing for Florida.  The last progressive candidate to run against DeSantis was Andrew Gillum who, days after losing the election, was found inebriated and unconscious in a Miami hotel room with another man who had overdosed on crystal meth that police found scattered on the bed and floor.  Gillum only lost by 90,000 votes [...]

One Funeral at a Time.  Since the middle of the last century, Ohio has been viewed as a bellwether for the mood of the American people.  Presidential campaigns have focused on the state, believing it is always the key to victory.  Only twice since the Second World War has Ohio failed to vote for the winner of the presidential election.  Interestingly, those two outlier elections were marred by credible allegations of massive vote fraud.  Putting aside the fraud issue, Ohio's centrality to the Dionysian theater that is American politics makes the 2022 Senate race worth watching. [...] One of the things that jumps out about the candidates is none of them have ever had what most people think of as a job. [...] Of course, in modern American politics the great disqualifier is ever having spent time in the dreaded private sector.  The political class will forgive just about anything, even extreme sexual deviancy, but they will never forgive someone for having done productive work among the Dirt People.  Central to the identity of the Cloud People is avoiding those gross smelly people called citizens.

The New Democratic Voter Outreach Strategy That Will Guarantee a GOP Victory in November.  The Democrats are enthusiastically embracing a new voter outreach strategy.  It's called "paid relational organizing," and it involves paying activists to talk to their friends, family members, and neighbors to convince them that Joe Biden and the Democrats are exactly what the United States of America needs in these troubled times.  As NROs Charles Cooke points out, this strategy may end up getting a lot of Republicans elected.

Democrats' 'Don't Say Gay' Gaslighting Is Driving the Middle Class to Republicans.  At the peak of the Critical Race Theory controversy in June of 2021, I was invited to Waukesha, Wisconsin to give a speech in front of a crowd of what was supposed to be a few hundred people about my thoughts on race and CRT in schools. 600 people showed up — double the number the organizers had expected.  This wasn't a Trump rally filled with politically active people; on the contrary, it was a crowd of concerned parents who wanted to learn.  They were your middle of the road, working-class Americans who had been witnessing their public-school systems actively work against them, and they wanted to understand why, and what to do about it.  While the event was centered around CRT and the hyper-racialization happening in the surrounding school districts, I quickly found out that their concerns were much bigger than race; they were worried about things they believed their children were being taught about gender and sexual orientation, too.  And they were not wrong:  Since then, these parents have showed me documentation of school assignments introducing gender ideology and what they see as inappropriate sexual content either given to or made available to their children.

Cops to Biden:  Keep your $30 billion in "please vote for Democrats" money and change your pro-criminal policies.  There are endless perspectives as to law enforcement tactics, historic violence, and police reform.  I read multiple articles daily regarding violent crime and policing, mostly from progressive publications creating ninety percent of the content.  The political and ethical divide is immense.  From progressives:  Police violence and tactics are in desperate need of reform.  Cops are routinely described as unethical and repressive; their primary purpose is to oppress minorities and the powerless.  The endless parade of articles about the failings of "all" cops properly set the tone for most media coverage.  They believe that stereotyping a million people in law enforcement based on the actions of a few is perfectly acceptable, it's indicative of larger concerns.  To progressives, most cops are the problem, not the solution.  From pro-police organizations:  They believe that President Biden and progressives are completely out of touch with the American public, including minorities.

Jen Psaki Threatens Parents Who are Blocking 'Medically Necessary, Life-Saving' Transgender Surgeries for Children.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had a threatening message for parents and states who are standing in the way of gender reassignment surgeries for their children.  There will be consequences.  [Video clip] [...] Votes across the country are banding together to prevent aggressive White House overreach on transgender policies, including proposals that U.S. taxpayers foot the bill for gender reassignment surgeries.  On Thursday [4/7/2022], Alabama passed HB322 [by a vote of] 26Y [to] 5N, the nation's first bill in over 8 years that bans 'transgender' self-identification from being used as a pretext to enter an opposite-sex bathroom.  On April 3rd, Arizona banned 'gender reassignment' surgery for minors.

Defense Secretary Austin open to non-binary persons enlisting in the Armed Forces.  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday [4/7/2022] that he was open to allowing people who identify as "non-binary" to serve in the U.S. military.  He gave his stamp of approval to non-binary troops during questioning by Sen. Marsha Blackburn at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.  The Tennesse Republican asked Mr. Austin about recent reports that the Pentagon was quietly studying how non-binary troops could join the ranks.  While Mr. Austin refused to confirm the status of the study, the defense chief signaled that he had no qualms with non-binary recruits.

Reporters call for White House to 'simply ignore' Supreme Court decisions.  Some reporters are calling on President Biden to ignore Supreme Court decisions that they believe are politically motivated.  On Wednesday, the Supreme Court temporarily reinstated a Trump-era that limits the power of the states to block energy projects that can potentially pollute rivers, streams and other waterways.  In a split 5-4 decision, the justices overturned a lower court judge's order to throw out the rule until the Biden administration can implement a new rule which is expected in spring 2023.

The Constitution Creates a Republic, not a Democracy.  Leading Democrats advocate rule by their President through executive order without resort to Congress.  They favor elimination of the electoral college as "anti-democratic."  They favor adding to the number of justices on the Supreme Court those preferred by Democrats until they dilute the conservative majority and render the Court reflective of the will of Congress and no longer independent.  They support speech codes on college campuses to eliminate dissenting conservative views.  They support cancel culture and Big Tech censorship as a means of ensuring that voices dissenting from their orthodoxies are suppressed.  They support expansion of administrative state regulation to circumvent Congress so that climate change and social engineering initiatives may proceed at the will of the executive branch beyond the extent palatable to the American people.  In short in the struggle between state power and individual liberty, they favor biased application of state power (supporting it in violation of rights whenever they favor the ends, and opposing it whenever they oppose the ends).

Democrats Have Painted Themselves into a Corner.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats do not have a single reasonable leader that is acceptable to any major portion of real America.  Whatever moves they make or don't make will have little effect on the November election.  The destruction that Democrats have unleashed on America is mind-boggling.  Who would possibly imagine that doubling gas prices would gain votes?  Sanctioning Russia while simultaneously sanctioning our domestic energy industry is beyond insanity.  And it has been done with such rapidity that even voters with short memory can see it.  Inflation around ten percent according to the Everyday Price Index is hitting poor Americans in the wallet.

Biden Administration Decides Mutilating Children Is a Civil Right.  Some days, I go to write an article and it's dealing with a topic so egregiously insane that I almost feel like I'm covering satire.  Today is one of those days.  The Biden Administration, via the DOJ, has sent a letter to attorneys general around the country threatening to sue if states attempt to stop the mutilation of children in the form of "gender reassignment" surgery, hormone blockers, and other actions that change the natural development of a child.  In other words, Joe Biden and his degenerate underlings now view physically "transitioning" a child as a civil right, which tracks with the video the president put out on Thursday on the matter.  [Tweets]

It's Like Democrats Want to Be Crushed in November.  Who says we can't build bridges with the commie-loving, groomer-excusing, weather-worshiping race freaks of the left?  We both seem to agree on one thing — all good and patriotic Americans need to take action to ensure that this pedo-curious, race-obsessed band of Marxist weirdos gets [soundly defeated] next November.  Well, I think we agree on that.  I know I do, and I know you do — we want to see them suffer total repudiation and more humiliation than even a Bulwark staffer can get into.  But what is odd is that they seem to want the same thing.  After all, they are doing everything they can to drive every decent American away from the garbage Democrat Party.  Who knows why it is?  Maybe the Democrats have a death wish.

Eyes Wide Shut.  The cultural Left has managed to associate the Democratic Party with a series of views — on crime, immigration, policing, free speech, and, of course, race and gender — that are far from those of the median voter.  That's a success for the cultural Left but an electoral liability for the Democratic Party.  From time to time, Democratic politicians, like Biden in his State of the Union address on March 1, try to dissociate themselves from unpopular ideas such as defunding the police, but the cultural Left within the party is still more deferred to than opposed or ignored.  Their voices are amplified by Democratic-leaning media and nonprofits, as well as by party officials and activists.

Leftist Infiltration of the Police Will Lead To Tyranny.  When Joe Biden read from his State of the Union script about the unprecedented crime wave we are now facing (thanks to leftist policies), he stated:  "The answer is to fund the police."  At that, the Democrats in Congress leaped to their feet to applaud, however insincerely.  But after eight years of supporting the lies of Black Lives Matter Marxists and leftist elites — that American policing is systemically racist, cops are routinely hunting unarmed black men, and that the real answer to alleviating crime is to empty the jails and defund the police — their phoniness was palpable.  On crime and policing, most Americans correctly see the Democrats as fakes.  The Democrats are terrified because the poll numbers are coming in, and they are desperate to escape a righteous political reckoning in November.  Still, it would be a big mistake to believe that the radical Left hates the idea of policing altogether.  They have no problem with the police if they can control the mission.  In a way, the police are just another tool of the regime.

Biden backs green radicals even though Americans want U.S. energy.  Americans are frustrated with skyrocketing gas pump prices, but they disagree dramatically with President Biden on how to fix the problem.  A national survey just conducted by the Winston Group reveals a strong bipartisan majority of Americans prefer an "everything" energy approach — more oil drilling, more alternatives, maximum carbon free nuclear energy, and doing more to promote conservation.  Yet, President Biden, facing record high inflation and record low approval ratings, remains committed to his political alliance with radical green environmentalists. [...] Let's look further at what Biden has done.  As one of his first acts in office, he shuttered construction of the Keystone XL pipeline; it was President Biden who ended federal oil leases and it was the Biden Administration who begged Riyadh and Caracas to produce more energy instead of allowing U.S. energy producers to fill the energy gap and keep prices in check.

Biden, the Ersatz President.  Consider the major initiatives undertaken or proposed by the current Democratic regime:
  •   The dissolution of our border integrity, with intentional unrestricted illegal immigration.
  •   Ending American energy independence, curtailing fossil fuel exploration and production — astonishingly, before a viable replacement exists! — and imposing crippling restrictions on future fossil fuel energy industry activity.
  •   Supporting destructive BLM activities and riots, favoring defunding the police, eliminating cash bail and decriminalizing what liberals laughably refer to as "low-level" crimes like shoplifting, robbery and breaking & entering.
  •   Endorsing positions clearly opposed by the majority of the country, such as men competing in women's sports, the U.S. military paying for gender-change surgery, males being able to declare that they "identify as women" and enter female bathrooms and locker rooms, elementary-age children being taught and exposed to "alternative" LGBTQ lifestyles far before children have any natural understanding or interest in such matters, and so on. [...]
  •   Denuding our military of its equipment, mission and spirit by attempting to transform it into a mechanism for social change instead of a sharply honed, singularly aimed instrument of national security. [...]
This is the difference between a president concerned with bottom-line beneficial results and one who's concerned with laughably shallow meaningless activity that amounts to nothing, other than buying the favor and future votes of niche special interest groups.

HHS Becomes First Federal Agency to Fly 'Trans Pride Flag'.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday became the first federal agency to fly the "trans pride flag," Axios reported.  HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra tweeted a photo of the "trans pride flag" outside the Hubert Humphrey building on Thursday morning, accompanied by a statement of support for the transgender activist agenda.

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If Hubert Humphrey were alive today, he would demand to have the flag taken down, or have his name taken off the building.

Only 3% Think COVID is the Most Important Problem Facing America.  Another data point for the preference cascade.  In Jan, 20% of Americans thought COVID was the most important problem facing Americans, in Feb it was 13%, and in March, it's down to 3%.  Tied with health care and lack of energy sources.  Inflation has gone from 8% to 10% to 17%.  The economy is at 11%.  Gas prices are at 4%.  Only 2% think that the wealth gap is an important issue.  Racism is down to 5%.  Russia/Ukraine is at 9%.  So some of this is a function of media coverage.  It can and will change.

Democrats Need to Be Destroyed.  [Y]ou'd be an idiot to believe anything coming out of the mouths of Democrats these days.  No "good faith effort" is going to make them honest, they are lying frauds out to destroy everything great in this country.  They're a Terminator for American Exceptionalism.  As such, they have no conscience, they can't be reasoned with, they must be destroyed.  Rush Limbaugh used to say he wanted to convince everyone over to conservatism, but he wanted a few liberals around still just to show people what they were like, otherwise no one would believe there were people that crazy.  That was a couple of generations of insanity ago.  What currently calls itself Democrats bears no resemblance to what once was "Democrats."

First Openly 'Transgender' Judge Appointed to California Bench.  California has appointed its first openly 'transgender' judge, announced Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday [3/25/2022].  Judge Andi Mudryk, 58, who "transitioned" four years ago, is one of eight new appointees to serve on the Sacramento County Superior Court. [...] Social justice advocates throughout the state lauded the move as a victory for "diversity and equity."

Oscar winners are almost seven times more likely to suffer from mental health and addiction issues than other people, shows analysis.  Analysis by Paracelsus Recovery, a clinic that has treated dozens of celebrities, said 'fame should come with a health warning' after it emerged that two-thirds of actors who have won Academy Awards over the past 30 years experienced disorders.  Of the 60 performers who won either the Best Actor or Best Actress gong since 1992, 41 have suffered from a mental health issue — with depression, anxiety and substance abuse the most common problems.  Last night, psychotherapist Dr Paul Hokemeyer, a leading expert on celebrity mental health, said fame was often associated with 'fear, pain and loneliness', and major success can lead to impostor syndrome.

The Editor says...
Actors make a living by pretending to be something they are not.  (With the exception of Chuck Norris, of course.)  They relish the adulation of their many fans.  So it's no wonder the best actors and actresses suffer from mental illness.

It isn't 'fringe left' hurting Democrats — the fringe IS the Dems.  Democratic pundits, worried about the midterms and Joe Biden's terrible approval ratings, are sounding the alarm:  That dastardly "fringe" is hurting the party.  "This whole noisy, identity left" composing "15% of the party" has taken over (James Carville).  "The Democrats have to step away from the super wokeness" (MSNBC host Donny Deutsch).  But what's the distinction between super wokeness and ordinary wokeness when the party's oldest and most mainstream members are all pushing ideas that would have seemed outlandish in the Obama era?  Biden offered a Fed nominee who said she wanted to deny credit to the fossil fuel companies that power America, and tried to put an actual Marxist in charge of the currency.  Only 10% of the senators in the party spoke out against this.

The correlation between vaccines and the Ukraine-Russia war.  [Scroll down]  The new Democrats — the people on college campuses like Obama's friends Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn — were not anti-communist.  They were very pro-communist.  They opposed the Vietnam War for two reasons:  (1) As products of American academia they supported the Viet Cong; and (2) also as products of American academia, they opposed anything that would benefit what they were already viewing as an evil, imperialist, racist, sexist nation that did not deserve support. [...] And then, along came Trump and COVID.  The anti-war protesters from the 1960s and the 2000s despised Trump more than any other human being, ever ("worse than Hitler").  Additionally, the young'uns had absorbed the concentrated America-hatred of two to three generations of leftist academics.  They embraced COVID, not just because they're fearful people, but because they saw it as an opportunity to destroy Trump.  They also quickly realized that COVID was giving them the political and social power they'd always dreamed of so that they could break down and remake America.

Bloomberg columnist's tips for beating Bidenflation don't go over very well.  An out-of-touch academic, writing a column for Bloomberg Opinion, demonstrated just how out of touch the country's elites are as inflation hits every sector of the country. [...] The "advice" also included a recommendation to cut chemotherapy for one's dog as if that would solve the inflation problem for a loving pet owner.  Memo to Bloomberg columnist Teresa Ghilarducci of the New School for Social Research:  Poor people already know how to cut back.  It's called 'not having enough money.'  And as a hint as to how out of touch she was, Tweeters went to town on her.  Start with this one — anybody checked out the price of lentils?

Bloomberg Has Inflation Advice for Proles Making Less Than $300k a Year — Shut Up, Eat Lentils, Ride the Bus and Kill Your Pets.  You might wonder what the ruling class thinks of how inflation is hitting middle America.  For insight into their perspective, Bloomberg News just published some suggestions for all the unwashed masses — as defined as those who don't earn $300,000 per year.  The advice includes, shut up about the price of food, and eat lentils instead of meat.  Quit bitching about gasoline prices, and just ride the bus, and the coup de grâce, "If you're one of the many Americans who became a new pet owner during the pandemic, you might want to rethink those costly pet medical needs."  Yeah, they said that.  Us pesky proles and our pets are just mucking up the planet for the rest of them. [...] The elitist arrogance, in the "no one said this would be fun" approach, is quite remarkable.  However, it does show the snob-set no longer feel the need to filter their elitism.  The class gap has always existed, and whenever leftist policies are in place, that gap gets wider every second.

Latest Inflation Advice Goes From Insulting to Psychotic.  Inflation continues to slam the American people in ways not seen in over 40 years following the Jimmy Carter administration.  The February number clocked in at 7.9 percent, and there are no signs things are going to slow down.  Will we soon be at 10 percent inflation?  That's not a bad bet, at this point.  That reality has left poor and middle-class Americans scrambling as they have had to essentially absorb a massive pay reduction due to the increased costs of goods and services.  Of course, gas prices are also nearly double what they were when Joe Biden took office.  So, how is our intrepid media handling that?  Are they holding the powerful to account?  Nah, they are giving advice like this.  [Tweet]

Moderate Dem quits Congress in disgust, denouncing 'rainbows and unicorns'.  With the Squad, the greenie lobby, the teachers' unions, and the open borders industrial complex calling the shots in the Democratic Party these days, it's obviously no picnic to be a moderate member of the Democrats in Congress.  Which is why 31 of them are leaving, most fully aware that a red wave is coming.  But perhaps more importantly albeit less well known is that many of them angry at how the crazed Democrats have treated them.

With Push For Electric Vehicles, Democrats Pursue The Paris Hilton Strategy On Energy.  At record-breaking gas prices slapping families with a projected $2,000 in additional transportation costs this year, the switch to an electric vehicle may sound tempting — were it not for the nearly $60,000 price tag.  This plus the illogic of destroying U.S. energy independence from the most reliable an inexpensive sources makes Democrats' lack of concern about gas prices a version of Paris Hilton's famous Photoshopped T-shirt meme, "Stop being poor."

Congressional liberals press Biden to declare emergency and restrict fossil fuels.  Liberals in Congress are pressing President Joe Biden to invoke emergency powers to push ahead with Democrats' climate change agenda and to put new restrictions on fossil fuels, even while gasoline remains at its highest per-gallon price on record.  With legislation stalled in Congress, the nearly 100-member Congressional Progressive Caucus released a slate of policy recommendations Thursday for Biden to pursue, calling on him to use executive action to deal with a list of topics his "Build Back Better" agenda sought to address, including the development of more green energy technologies and placement of restrictions on new fossil fuel production.

The Atlantic warns that Nuclear War is a climate problem (and you thought bombs were OK?)  Despite sounding crazily disconnected from reality, Robinson Meyer is slightly less crazy than the cult people he's trying to reach. [...] Meyer has figured out that a No Fly Zone might lead to World War III, and he's trying warn the raptured throngs, that things might not work out so well.  Naturally, he's speaking in lingua-leftie.  But how, exactly do you scare someone in a climate cult?  Not with nuclear war, but with something catastro-double-awful-bad for the climate. [...] Ponder how far these people are from reality, even at the sensible end of the spectrum.

The Media Are Children Behaving Badly.  Some months back, which means over ten years ago now, I read a commentary about the official lies promoted by the Soviet government that was a complete reversal of historical fact.  The commentator bemoaned the fact that this has continued into current times and that so many of the youth had been so indoctrinated by these lies they were incapable of understanding the truth. [...] As I watch the world, read the news and watched as little of it as I did on TV in those days, which I don't watch at all now, I concluded that the lefties may be right about their intelligence.  Lefties are always trying to publish studies that show that leftists are so much smarter than conservatives.  Well... I'm not so sure they aren't right.  Why?  Because in order to bring reality into line with what they claim they believe must require an enormous level of mental ability and logical gymnastics.  All of which must be mentally and emotionally exhausting in order to make the insane things they say and do seem right.

Video of Dems Calling to Defund Police 'Suddenly' Cuts out at Committee Hearing.  The official Twitter account of the House Judiciary GOP released a video that suspiciously was cut off during a judiciary committee hearing.  [Video clip]

Biden's America:  The inmates are running the asylum.  How does one sanely describe what has happened to the United States since Joe Biden was inaugurated?  The nation has been effectively ruined by the policies of Biden's band of incompetents; every Cabinet member is a disaster, promoted for his previous record of failure.  Not one of them is qualified for the jobs they've been given.  They were each chosen for precisely the wrong reason:  their race, sex, or leftist/green activism. [...] Consider Cabinet members Jake Sullivan, Ned Pryce, Janet Yellen, and Anthony Blinken.  Each of them has a record of incompetence and failure, even criminality.  Sullivan was party to the fabrication of the Russia hoax.  Yellen, formerly of the Fed, now claims that the American people are economically in "good shape."  Biden and Pelosi both hilariously claim that government spending is not causing the worst inflation in forty years.  Pelosi even said it is "reducing our debt."  These are very stupid people.  They lie as they breathe.

Let Them Drive Teslas.  When [Vice President Kamala] Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete get together, it's Platitudicon.  As it was this week, when, as the reality of imminent historic gas price spikes was hitting Americans, the duo spent the day promoting electric cars, the Green New Deal and the Environmental Protection Agency's soon-to-be-tightened emissions standards.  When it comes to energy, the Democrats adopt a bizarre elitist disconnect:  Propelled by theological belief in end-of-days climate alarmism, they assume that Americans will join them in losing all sense of perspective and proportionality.  Despite the perpetual championing of electric vehicles, less than 1% of cars, SUVs and light trucks on the road in the United States are electric.  The average cost of an electric car is $55,000.  Even with layers of subsidies that artificially bring it that low, the average price of an electric car is around $19,000 higher than the price of an average gas-powered vehicle.  The average Tesla goes for around $75,000.

Only 40% of Democrats would defend USA.  88% would defend Albania.  Good news America.  If Putin invaded the USA, we will be rid of 52% of our Democrats.  That's the percent of Democrats who said they would leave America rather than fight to protect us.  A Quinnipiac poll showed we'd be rid of our RINOs as well because 25% of Republicans would leave America if invaded.  The same poll showed 88% of Democrats support defending a NATO ally if Putin invades.  Only 40% of Democrats support defending the USA.  The poll asked, "If you were in the same position as Ukrainians are now, do you think that you would stay and fight or leave the country?"  55% said stay and fight.  38% would cut and run.

Biden shares tone-deaf plan to ensure 'no one will have to worry about gas prices'.  President Joe Biden ridiculously promoted his green agenda and advised Americans to purchase massively expensive electric cars so they will unrealistically no longer have to worry about buying gas while deterring "tyrants like Putin" from using fossil fuels as a weapon.  "Loosening environmental regulations won't lower prices.  But transforming our economy to run on electric vehicles, powered by clean energy, will mean that no one will have to worry about gas prices.  It will mean tyrants like Putin won't be able to use fossil fuels as a weapon," the president tweeted.  "It should motivate us to accelerate the transition to clean energy," Biden declared according to The Driven.

Biden's Handlers Want Skyrocketing Gas Prices.  The EPA Just Revealed Why.  The Democrats are well aware of the old adage, "Never let a good crisis go to waste," and are busy applying it as gas prices spiral out of all control.  As PJM's Chris Queen discussed Monday, Transportation Secretary Pete "Mr. Mom" Buttigieg appeared to be fantastically out of touch when he responded to skyrocketing prices at the pump.  "Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people as well," asserted Buttigieg.  "Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV."  It was a real "Let Them Eat Cake" moment for Secretary Pete, but there is a method to his madness:  the administration isn't just out of touch, it is actively trying to use this crisis to impose its green agenda.

Manchin, Tester:  Why is Biden asking hostile regimes to solve US energy problems?  Joe Manchin and Jon Tester have rebuked the White House this morning for playing footsie with Venezuela and Iran while stiffing the American oil industry:  [Tweet]  "Go back to the policies we've had before," Manchin tells CNN's Manu Raju.  "That's all we're asking for."  That's all most Americans want too — a return to the oil-production policies of the Trump administration that resulted in net energy independence.  Biden's EOs and other regulatory actions to restrict oil leases made it more difficult for US producers to keep pace with a post-pandemic growth curve, for one thing.  Biden's cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline made it more difficult to increase imports from Canada as a buffer to American production, too.

Why Should Deplorables Fight for Those Who Hate Them?  [Scroll down]  Maybe I'm wrong.  Maybe the wars of the future will all be fought by politically correct, "detoxified," androgynous know-nothings marching uniformly into battle because MSNBC, Google, and Teen Vogue tell them doing so will prove they are committed to fighting racism and global warming.  Maybe that gender-confused pipsqueak huddled in a "safe space" because he/she/they/it is afraid of being "triggered" by words or the carnage of free speech is just what the U.S. military needs when going mano a mano against the Russians.  I'm sure those pink [...] hat-wearing womynx are ready to jump out of a good airplane, parachute into chaos, and start slitting throats for good Ol' Uncle Sam (or is it non-binary Auxnt Sam now?).  Where are all the climate change warriors when their country needs them?  Come on, "gladiators," get to it! Go find out what it's like to fight something that's fighting back.  Let's move, wokesters!  Show the mean Russkies how dangerous you are with your ski masks, bike chains, and fondness for attacking people from behind.  All that burning, looting, and murdering in cities across the USA over the last few years had to prepare Democrats' wannabe soldiers for something, right?

One of the Loudest Democrats Demanding We 'Defund the Police' Used Your Money for Private Security.  Political activism involves having ten percent care for the thing you're concerned about and about 90 percent utilizing that cause to enrich yourself.  The "defund the police" movement that happened alongside the Black Lives Matter movement during the 2020 elections convinced a lot of blue-state leaders to "reimagine" what policing looked like in their city.  Criminals didn't go along with "reimagining" what being a criminal looked like and many of the cities descended into crime-infested hell holes with high homicide rates.  It was so bad that even the bluest of the blue cities, San Francisco, began to reverse course and demand their police force back.

A Black Guy's Defense of the Constitution.  Recently a leftist journalist from The Nation named Elie Mystal referred to the U.S. Constitution as "trash".  He appeared on The View last Friday to promote his new book "Allow me to Retort:  A Black Guys Guide to the Constitution".  This is the ideological battle in which we are engaged in America.  Mr. Mystal must be commended for having the courage, albeit delusional, to admit to the Country the progressive socialist leftist perspective on the US Constitution.  It is no different than Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, when he asserted that "parents do not have a right to decide what their children are being taught".  The left in America is so emboldened that they no longer feel the need to hide their disdain for this Nation.  The question is, for we, constitutional conservatives, what shall be our response?

The Biden Inflation Octopus.  The Democrats will suffer historic losses in the November midterms. [...] The culprit for the political wipeout will be out-of-control inflation — and for several reasons.  First, the Biden Administration is in such denial of inflation that it sounds to Americans simply callous and indifferent to the misery it has unleashed.  Biden officials have scoffed at price spikes as "transitory."  Or they have preposterously claimed spiraling costs are a concern only to the elite.  They blame the Ukraine crisis.  Or they fault the out-of-office bogeyman, former President Donald Trump.  The administration assures us that consumer prices are only rising at an annualized rate of 7.5% — as if the steepest increase in 40 years actually is not all that bad.  Yet the middle class knows that inflation is far worse when it comes to the stuff of life:  buying a house, car, gas, meat, or lumber.

The Economic Balloon That May Finally End Progressive Leftism.  The Laws of Economics are as immutable as the Law of Gravity, but few leftists grasp this fact.  When it comes to the Democrats' energy policies, I believe this immutability will finally be the Democrats' downfall.  People are reaching a pain point that the progressives can no longer deflect onto others.  Based on the progressive left's detrimental influence on President Biden's energy policies, the resulting accelerated inflation and energy-cost rise are very visible to average Americans.  The administration acts as if there is no causal connection between the two.  But what can we expect from people who work from feelings and not facts?  Just like they are amazed when we defund police and don't jail criminals and then crime rates spike.  No connection.

Psaki and her pink(o) hat
Psaki Says the Quiet Part Out Loud.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted on live TV that Putin makes his moves when we have weaklings in the Executive Office.  "You know I was at the State Department," Psaki told CNN.  "The president was the vice president the last time Russia invaded Ukraine.  This is a pattern of horror from President Putin and from the cronies around him." [...] A lot of us remember.  A lot of us remember you as the State Department's press secretary.  A lot of us remember Obama putting Biden in charge of America's role in helping Ukraine weed out corruption.  A lot of us remember Biden's angelic son Hunter sitting on the Burisma board during that time.  We remember this delightful photo of you with Putin's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.  Pink is not a flattering color on you, Psaki.  Same for me as well.  Lavrov is one of those cronies.


Joe Biden Claims Inflation Is an Imaginary American Psychosis That Does Not Exist in Reality.  It's an easy disposable line to say Joe Biden is clueless about things.  He stumbles with cognitive thought, has trouble putting thoughts into understandable sentence structures using words, makes frequent gaffes and generally struggles to communicate issues that are simple and not complex.  When the issues are complex, the cognitive impairment gets worse.  These are easy truths to hit him with.  However, there's a more concerning aspect once you listen to how genuinely he has been led to believe in things that are fundamentally false.  That's where the danger comes from.  In this prompted segment on COVID and the economy, Joe Biden references a perspective, a belief in current events, that has been seeded into his brain by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.  I know it's hard to listen to him, but in this segment pay close attention.  Joe Biden believes, really believes, that a COVID induced mental psychosis is responsible for people convincing themselves that prices have gone up, that inflation is extreme, and that economic pain is real.  He has been told that inflation does not exist, so he believes inflation is imaginary.  [Video clip]

Jen Psaki's Preview of What to Expect at Biden's SOTU Shows How Delusional This Administration Is.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made an appearance on ABC's "This Week," [2/27/2022] where she offered a preview of what to expect from President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, to be delivered this Tuesday.  [Tweet]  To close out her segment, host George Stephanopoulos brought up a stark reality that Biden is facing right now.  "Finally, the president is approaching his State of the Union in a pretty difficult political position right now, 37 percent approval rating, Democrats trailing badly in the midterm polling.  A majority in our recent poll out this morning even question the president's mental capacity," Stephanopoulos mentioned, highlighting the results of a new ABC News-Washington Post poll, which I also covered earlier.  "How is he going to turn that around on Tuesday night?  And how much has his State of the Union been changed by this war in Ukraine?" Stephanopoulos asked.  Psaki seemed to have only heard the second part of the question.  She not only didn't respond to how Biden is "going to turn that around," she didn't acknowledge the numbers Stephanopoulos had just brought up.

The Ruling Class Is A Far Greater Threat To Americans Than Russia Is.  There's no gentle way to say it, but the truth is that a lot of us hate our elites far more than we hate some foreign dictator.  It's a tough truth for the tough place our civilization is in — and surely, it's a difficult truth for our ruling class to see amid the glare of their self-righteousness.  From Western Europe to West L.A., we know we're governed by leaders in business, entertainment, and politics who hold scorn for our country, its history, its heroes, its people, and their religion.  They have the money and the power, too.  They can freeze truckers' bank accounts and mask children as young as three.  They can order Australians into internment camps and host drag queen story hours.  They can force vaccinations, close churches, arrest priests, bankrupt businesses, prosecute bakers, empty prisons, defund police, and sometimes even win votes.  One thing they can't have, however, is the moral authority to rule a civilization they despise.  They are the very thugs they claim to stand against; they have no legitimacy.

Democrat Congressman Suggests the Redistribution of Trucks.  In the wake of the Freedom Convoy in Canada, there's a convoy of American trucks heading to Washington, D.C. in time for next week's State of the Union address. [...] And now, one Democrat congressman has an idea that may or may not be a joke, but it's definitely a way to one-up Justin Trudeau.  Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) quote tweeted an article about the American convoy on its way to D.C. by saying, "Perfect time to impound and give the trucks to small trucking companies looking to expand their business."  [Tweet]  Yes, you read that right.  Gallego has suggested — possibly tongue-in-cheek, but who really knows these days — that the feds seize the trucks and redistribute them to other companies.

Failing cable news nets CNN and MSNBC poised for a bidding war over Psaki.  There is a certain symmetry to the notion that the spokesmouth for the failing Biden administration reportedly is being assiduously courted by the two failing cable news networks, CNN and MSNBC, both of which have endured near-catastrophic ratings declines in the era of Biden.  More Biden cowbell... yea, that's the ticket.

Dem support for Trudeau's protest suppression [is] nearly 4:1.  Aren't these the same Democrats who hailed obstructive protests in American cities during the spring and summer of 2020? Yes indeed, although one can say in some fairness that the wind blows through both parties a bit when it comes to who's protesting and how.  A new Trafalgar poll shows Democrats have become big fans of Justin Trudeau and his use of wartime emergency powers to shut down a non-violent but still obstructive truckers' protest over COVID-19 mandates in Canada.

Poll: Majority Of Democrats Back Trudeau's Crackdown, Freezing Bank Accounts Of Truckers.  A majority of likely Democratic voters support Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's use of emergency powers to crack down on Freedom Convoy protesters last week.  A new poll from Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action and provided exclusively to The Daily Wire shows that 55% of likely general election voters disapprove of Trudeau's handling of the protesters.  Thirty-five percent approve of Trudeau's heavy-handed tactics and 10% said they were unaware of what was happening north of the U.S. border.  Trafalgar Group surveyed 1080 likely general election voters from February 18-20 after Trudeau brought federal, provincial, and local law enforcement into Ottawa to forcibly clear out hundreds of protesters and dozens of vehicles from Parliament Hill and surrounding areas.  The poll's margin of error is 3%.

The left is obsessed with extending problems.  I was thinking about racism in America and how we hear the complaints that America is racist, but we rarely hear solutions.  The same tactic is being used with COVID-19.  What happened when somebody tested positive?  Such people were sent home and told to stay away from other people.  They were not given a treatment plan.  I have said before and then more convinced now than ever, that this is part of the larger plan to divide us.  The ultimate goal of that plan is to have complete control over us.  You may say that there is a plan to combat racism because of the laws that require minorities to be considered or to be given special opportunities.  You might say that quarantining someone who tested positive is preventing others from becoming infected which in some weird way is a plan.  But neither of those are plans to end racism or stop COVID-19.  By using race as a determining factor in hiring decisions we are extending racism.  By not treating people with existing drugs or holistic modalities come up we have extended the life and run of COVID-19.

'You Will Know Them by Their Fruits'.  I believe that most Americans and I usually try to give most folks the benefit of the doubt.  However, it is increasingly clear we can no longer do that.  With every issue, with every passing day, there is more news (when the news is honestly reported) that shows us exactly who these people are.  They have anointed and installed themselves at the top of our government, from the Oval Office to each executive branch and its myriad government bureaucracies.  They have established a clear pattern of behavior and are no longer hiding their motives or their intentions.  Everything is on full display. [...] Leftists are leftists, whether in America, the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Venezuela, Cuba, or China.  They are easily identified.  We are increasingly able to discern the truth about who they are, and that hat they intend to rule over us or they will crush us and burn everything down around us.  There is no longer any question about it.

Why are the police we revere doing the tyrants' bidding?  The American left has made its contempt of our police abundantly clear for several years now.  Encouraging the BLM riots, excusing the damage done, decreeing no punishment for those who did billions of dollars in property destruction over the summer of 2020 was their coin of the realm.  Lacking common sense and any skill at predicting the consequences of idiotic policies, they have doubled down on stupid as cities like N.Y., Chicago, D.C., and L.A. rack up homicides committed by career criminals repeatedly let loose on an unsuspecting public.  On a daily basis, innocent victims are attacked, injured, or killed by violent perpetrators who have been released by cavalier lefty judges who have become self-appointed social justice warriors.  This explains the parade massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin and nearly every other violent assault on innocent victims for the last year.  Our American left reveres criminals over law-abiding citizens.  There can no longer be any doubt about that fact.  The Democrat party is, quite simply, pro-criminal.

The Squishy Political Rise of the Beta Male.  There are certain "qualities" that this new class of "leaders" all possess.  They went to good schools.  They have multiple degrees.  They have most likely not spent a large part of their life in the private sector.  They probably had an Alpha male father.  They tend towards being on the thin side.  They eat healthily and exercise regularly.  They are at some level aware of their Beta status and therefore deeply insecure.  They socialize almost exclusively with people like themselves.  They don't yell... in public.  They have fixers who handle the dirty work.  They like well-worn paths and tracks.  They speak in jargon.  They don't think outside the box and, in fact, specialize in building boxes.  They believe in focus groups and task forces.  They treat staff poorly.  They over-react.  They truly believe themselves to be a new superior form of human and, therefore, should automatically be treated as such.  And because of all that, they know better.

That Backlash Against Democrats Everyone Predicted Has Arrived.  For years, Republicans have been predicting that Nancy Pelosi's embrace of the so-called "squad" would lead to a political backlash, and that backlash appears to have arrived.  Democrats are now lamenting the fact that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, and Ayanna Pressley have been allowed to define their party at such a high level.  From the Green New Deal to the "defund the police" movement, Democrat radicalism is becoming a major liability heading into the midterms, per Axios.  [Tweet]

The left is losing its war on parents.  This week, three members of San Francisco's Board of Education — Gabriela López, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga — suffered overwhelming defeat in a recall election brought by angry parents who felt they were more concerned with lefty politics than with children's welfare.  The parents' case was strengthened by the fact that they were, well, right.  Siva Raj, one of the recall organizers, said, "The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable, to put our kids last."  As COVID raged, the school board paid more attention to renaming schools — it wanted to rename Abraham Lincoln HS because its namesake didn't show "that black lives ever mattered" to him — than educating kids.  Again and again, the board placed woke politics before its actual job.  (Collins had even accused Asians of using "white supremacist thinking" to get ahead.)

Defeated San Francisco school board member says voters who ousted her are 'aligned with' White supremacists.  San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education President Gabriela López, who lost a recall election this week, said Thursday those who supported her recall are "aligned" with White supremacists.  López and two fellow board members — Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins — were all voted out Tuesday in a landslide, with more than 72% of voters opting to recall each of them.  "So if you fight for racial justice, this is the consequence," López tweeted along with a photo of a Washington Post headline that said she and the two other recalled board members were "seen as too focused on racial justice."

Even in San Francisco, Voters [are] Fed Up With Woke Incompetence.  San Francisco residents voted to recall three members of the city's school board on Tuesday — School Board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga, and Commissioner Alison Collins.  The recall effort began in January 2021 after the school board voted to rename 44 schools in the area that honored various American historical figures, such as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.  Leaders of the recall effort criticized the school board's focus on renaming schools while the schools remained shut down.  "The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable to put our kids last," said Siva Raj, a parent and one of the leaders of the recall effort, according to Fox News.  "Talk is not going to educate our children, it's action.  It's not about symbolic action, it's not about changing the name on a school, it is about helping kids inside the school building read and learn math."

Blue San Francisco throws out three Board of Education leftists by monster margins.  It wasn't even close.  San Francisco Democrats turned hard on three far-left Board of Education members who kept public schools on lockdown, focused on changing the names of storied old schools, and told Asians to [forget about] merit-based admissions to the few good ones. [...] As the [San Francisco Chronicle] notes, they were on the ballot because they could be on the ballot — the rest likely would have been thrown out too, were they eligible.  The city will hold new elections in seven months, but San Francisco voters couldn't wait even that long to let these particular leftists know.  The only word for this is 'bloodbath.'

San Francisco recalls 3 school board members: 'a clear message'.  San Francisco residents overwhelmingly approved of a vote Tuesday [2/15/2022] to recall three of the city's school board members, election officials said.  Critics, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, argued the members — school board President Gabriela López, Vice President Faauuga Moliga and Commissioner Alison Collins — pushed progressive politics rather than act in the best interest of children during the pandemic, and voters agreed, according to the San Francisco Department of Elections.  "The voters of this city have delivered a clear message that the school board must focus on the essentials of delivering a well-run school system above all else," Breed said in a statement after the vote.  "San Francisco is a city that believes in the value of big ideas, but those ideas must be built on the foundation of a government that does the essentials well."

San Francisco Voters Overwhelmingly Back Recall of Progressive School-Board Members.  San Francisco residents overwhelmingly voted to oust three of the city's progressive school-board members on Tuesday.  It was the culmination of a year-long effort to reform the board, which has been accused of prioritizing social-justice politics over reopening schools and managing the district's troubled finances during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Returns started coming in around 9 p.m. in California, showing that more than 70 percent of voters supported recalling each of the three candidates:  79 percent voted to recall board member Alison Collins, 75 percent voted to recall board president Gabriela López, and 73 percent voted to recall board member Faauuga Moliga.

Scores of congregations quit United Methodist Church over gay clergy, same-sex marriage.  At least 130 congregations have quietly walked away from the United Methodist Church in a schism over the denomination's planned acceptance of same-sex marriage and homosexual clergy.  The breakaway congregations are keeping their church property thanks to a "conscience clause" enacted by the group's legislative assembly in 2019.  The United Methodist Church General Conference, the church's governing body, is expected this year to approve a separation plan that would create two denominations:  one affirming bans on gay clergy and same-sex marriage, and one permitting homosexual clergy and same-sex marriage.  That move has been postponed because of the pandemic and might be delayed again.

Amid the Canadian Trucker Protests, The Left Has Found the New 'F' Word.  The Left cannot manufacture anymore COVID panic porn.  We're all desensitized.  We're also sick of it.  Most if not all the panic scenarios never came to fruition.  Most if not all the so-called advice was science fiction.  So, with no place to go, the Left says the quiet part out loud regarding their true agenda.  They're attacking freedom.  It's their new "F" word[.]

Our Greatest Domestic Threat:  Pro-Government Extremists.  Though alarming and depressing, we can no longer avoid recognizing that America's greatest domestic threat is from pro-government extremists.  We rue that pro-government extremists caused immense destruction during their less-than-"peaceful protests" in 2020; and we witness the continuing damage caused by their neurotic, totalitarian response to a plethora of problems, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  Indeed, what makes the pro-government extremists so dangerous is their far greater numbers than their anti-government extremist counterparts.  Their noxious ideology that the citizen is subordinate to the omnipotent state is incessantly "normalized" and propagandized by their corporate media comrades.  Worse, their pro-government extremism is being indoctrinated throughout American public and private institutions, including K-12 education, higher education, and the military.

Critics Rip Defense Department Over What It Claims Are 'Necessities' in [the] Military.  Critics ripped the Department of Defense on Wednesday for a woke tweet promoting the need for "diversity" and "inclusion" in the military.  The tweet linked to a news story about remarks Bishop Garrison, the senior advisor to the secretary of defense for human capital and diversity, equity, and inclusion, made to the Center for a New American Security.

Our Authoritarian Moment.  In The Authoritarian Moment, Ben Shapiro warns of the rise of censorship, voter fraud, fake news, and other leftist tactics for seizing control. [...] Unfortunately, progressives have had the advantage.  They are fervent, almost religious (or pseudo-religious) in their commitment to change.  They comprise a small, cohesive group similar to the Bolsheviks in revolutionary Russia, and, like those revolutionaries, they believe that the righteousness of their cause justifies any sort of behavior ("by any means necessary," as they say).  And, because they despise Middle America and its citizenry, they are motivated by the strongest of emotions:  hate.  Nothing like this can be said of ordinary Americans, who still believe in fair play and following the law, and that is why so many key institutions have fallen into the hands of progressives, including government, corporations, education, the federal bureaucracy (including elements within the FBI and IRS), entertainment and sports, and even the church.  As Shapiro has it, ordinary Americans are not focused on the culture war to begin with, and when they are, they are too polite to object.  They lack the fanaticism and ruthlessness of the left, and so the left has been winning.

Spice Company That Rejected Republicans Is Taking 'Get Woke, Go Broke' to New Lows.  We are more than familiar with the pitfalls involved with the corporate temptation to Get Woke.  In the case of Penzey's Spices, a gastronomic entity in Wisconsin, it is something else entirely as the head of the company seems remarkably obsessed with politics.  So much so that in an era when companies are struggling in the pandemic marketplace the namesake Bill Penzey is perfectly comfortable with driving away a core segment of his customer base.  Rather than tipping his hand at virtue signaling causes, or grandstanding on particular issues like Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream does routinely, Penzey's has a distinctly novel stance.  The company says Republicans need not click PURCHASE.  It is a daring move in this economy, but daring does not mean it is lucrative.  Nor smart.  He is now admitting to a significant loss of business.

The Truth About Biden's Fake War With Russia.  Biden tried to be FDR and failed at that.  Now he's settling for playing a senile elderly JFK.  If you watch 5 minutes of CNN or any cable news network, you might believe that we're on the verge of war with Russia.  That's what the same people who claimed that President Trump was working for Putin want you to believe.  Their new war with Russia is as real as Russiagate.  Democrats want to fight Russia to the last Republican.  They aren't about to fight a real war.  Their fake wars with Russia are an attack on Republicans.  Russiagate came after Democrats spent eight years giving Putin everything he wanted as Hillary toted a Reset Button from a swimming pool and Psaki posed in a sickle and hammer hat.  And that was just what we knew about.

Conservatives Must Stop Tolerating Commie Nonsense.  We need to be intolerant of stupidity, intolerant of delusions, and intolerant of those who want to change our country into a giant college run by the kind of people you avoided when you walked across campus.  When the first dude approached us and announced that he was now Gladys, our society defaulted to kindness.  Someone who is suffering gender dysphoria does not need to have more pain heaped upon him or her, and we had no desire as a society to compound that pain.  But tolerating this confusion was not enough.  The demand became to celebrate it and to pretend it was real.  But it's not real.  A man can never menstruate or give birth or ask for directions.  A woman cannot be a father or (generally) carry 120 pounds of weapons and gear or fully appreciate The Dirty Dozen.

Joe Biden: 'The Constitution Is Always Evolving Slightly'.  President Joe Biden met with Senate Judiciary leaders on Tuesday, reminding them that the United States Constitution was "always evolving" in his public remarks at the meeting.  "You know there's always a renewed national debate every time we nominate, any president nominates a justice, because the Constitution is always evolving slightly," Biden said, referring to his upcoming choice of a nominee to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court.

Protests From Out of Nowhere.  After months of uninterrupted growth in state power, what we are now witnessing in the disputes rocking the Australian Open, Spotify, Marvel and the trucking world are spontaneous meeting engagements in the culture wars.  It's like a chain reaction of angry people setting off other angry people.  The singular thing about this development is that it would have been impossible six months ago.  A psychological barrier has been breached and a taboo has fallen.  The potential of this to create a cascade is considerable.

Laughing Psaki mocks Americans' concern over 'soft-on-crime' policies.  The nation's largest police union called out White House press secretary Jen Psaki for 'belittling Americans' concerns' after she said media outlets who run segments on 'soft-on-crime policies' are living in an 'alternate universe.[']  'I think it's wrong — very wrong — for Ms. Psaki to suggest that violent crime in our country is of no concern or to just laugh it off,' National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Patrick Yoes said in a statement.  Psaki was speaking about a Fox News segment during an appearance on the Pod Save America podcast last week when she questioned what 'soft-on-crime consequence' even means and insisted Americans care 'more about what's happening in their lives than what's necessarily happening in every cable news chyron'.

Psaki Mocks Violent Crime Concerns as 'An Alternative Universe'.  During a podcast interview over the weekend, While House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked people concerned about increasing violent crime as being in "an alternative universe."  "'Soft on crime policies.'  What does that even mean?  There's an alternate universe on some coverage.  What's scary about it is lots of people watch that," Psaki said. [...] "What does that even mean?"  It means an expontial [sic] increase in the murder rate thanks to prosecutors who want violent criminals out on the streets.

Is this why Psaki laughed off concerns about being soft on crime policies?  Jen Psaki quipped that those who are worried about 'soft-on-crime policies' are living 'in an alternate universe,' but it's little wonder why the White House press secretary is seemingly unfazed by the nation's crime wave: she lives in one of the safest, most expensive counties in America.  In the tree-lined suburb of Arlington, where many lobbyists, government officials and choose to raise their children, the average price of a single-family, detached home was $1,258,648 as of December.  And in 2020, Arlington County, Virginia was deemed the safest city in the U.S., according to national data compiled by Money Geek.

As police were abandoning East Precinct, Seattle officials drafted plan to give station to a Black Lives Matter group.  At the height of Seattle's racial justice protests in 2020, then-Mayor Jenny Durkan's administration drafted legislation to transfer the Police Department's East Precinct building to a Black Lives Matter activist organization and researched relocating the station's operations, newly released documents show.  That June, as cops lobbed tear gas from behind barricades, and protesters on the streets surrounding the precinct called for the Police Department to be defunded, Durkan's office behind the scenes briefly contemplated handing over the multimillion dollar property that had become the focus of the demonstrations.  Calvin Goings, the director of the city's Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), emailed three memos and a draft resolution to Durkan on the afternoon of June 8, 2020 — at about the same time police were abandoning the East Precinct on Capitol Hill.

Is Democracy Dying or America Disintegrating?  A precondition of democracy is that the results of elections be recognized and respected, and if repeatedly challenged, this is a mortal threat.  And this is the present peril.  Yet, there are other preconditions, not only for democracies but for countries, that were enumerated in The Federalist Papers:  "Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs ... "  "This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties."  John Jay was describing the preconditions of a nation, a country, a people.  Do these preconditions still exist in America?  "One united people"?  "A band of brethren"?  A common ancestry, common religion, common language, common customs and manners?  That may describe the America of 1789.  Does it describe the America of 2022?

Salvation Army Silent on Impact of Race-Based Training on Fundraising.  Salvation Army chapters across the country saw a significant drop in donations in the weeks before Christmas because of fallout over a racially charged training curriculum, according to a nonprofit group that advocates "colorblind" policies.  Chapters in California, Massachusetts, and Michigan are among Salvation Army locations cited by Color Us United as affected by its campaign against training materials, called "Let's Talk About Racism," that include tenets of critical race theory and anti-racism teachings.  The church's national headquarters has yet to announce fundraising figures for 2021, but it is evident that financial contributions to The Salvation Army have been "tanking," Color Us United spokesman Christian Watson told reporters.  "It's very clear their numbers have been hit hard," Watson said of The Salvation Army during a virtual press conference Jan. 19.  "You can either chalk it up to COVID or economic turmoil, or you can do what we claim is the probable cause — and that is Color Us United's particular efforts against The Salvation Army's woke curriculum."

State Legislators Are Mounting A Stand Against "Critical Theory's Long March".  I know I've been repetitive on the loss of institutions at virtually every level of society.  But maybe it's also worth focusing not only on which institutions have been lost, but what remains and how much power what remains can have.  There is, of course, people power that exists outside institutions.  That people power in 2021-2022 is focused on the parents' movement to reclaim their children.  It's not just about Critical Race Theory, it's about whether children are children of their parents or of the state and teachers unions.  That people power also is manifesting itself in disgust with unscientific, irrational, harmful, and abusive lockdowns and Covid-related random acts of government abuse.  But there is an institution that remains, and it's starting to engage in a serious way.

Left Barely Masks Its Contempt for Parents' Involvement in Education.  [Scroll down]  Parents, however, are getting better at sifting through the education establishment's lies.  That's a good thing, because they're more brazen than ever.  The insistence, for example, by radical leftist teachers unions that students be force-fed toxic critical race theory nostrums over parents' objections illustrates how much credence liberals give to dissenting voices far more vividly than phony posts from party hacks.  Just one year ago, educational leaders, media elites, and leftist politicians were assuring parents that critical race theory was a complicated area of study only taught in law schools.  But with students banned from the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents got to observe firsthand the propaganda streaming into their living rooms via remote-learning lessons.  Immediately, the narrative changed from "There is no critical race theory in K-12 classrooms" to "If you don't like it, you're a racist."

Department of Agriculture issues comical food price inflation report and forecast.  Inflation is the political dynamite that explodes political support for an American president.  People directly experience their standard of living declining every time they buy food and fill up their gas tanks.  When people have to minimize or eliminate beef and other preferred foods from their diet, they experience creeping impoverishment and worry what lies ahead. [...] The average American who can no longer afford hamburgers for the kids, or who finds that those boxes of cornflakes last half as long as they used to, is not fooled.  People detest a decline in their standard of living.  It requires frequent sacrifices.  And after experiencing rises in incomes and rising consumption under Trump, they know who to blame.  No report from the USDA is going to change their minds.

If I had ever heard of this company, it would be one more place to boycott:
Company that Called Republicans Racist Loses Massive Number of Customers.  Penzey's Spices, the Milwaukee-based company that held "Republicans are Racist Weekend" sale on Martin Luther King, Jr.  Weekend earlier this month, is now dealing with a massive loss of customers and is now all but begging for new business.  "After starting the year with All Republicans are Republicans and following up with Republicans are Racists we've set a nice little Boycott Penzeys! surge in motion," Penzey's CEO Bill Penzey said in an email to customers Friday. [...] Penzey admitted that the "Republicans are Racists" email cost his business 40,005 subscribers, roughly three percent of the total.

Crying thyme for spice company after 'Republicans Are Racist' promotion backfires.  A Milwaukee spice company is peppering its remaining customers with requests to buy gift cards after its anti-Republican ad campaign left a bad taste in a lot of mouths.  Penzeys Spices, which sells its goods mostly online and via mail order, saw its sales plunge after it ran a "Republicans Are Racist" sale on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.  On Friday, the company's namesake boss asked for help boosting the company's finances. [...] Penzey has never shied away from making political statements and for decades has used his company's catalog as a megaphone.  Penzey has taken aim at urban white flight, low teacher pay, the use of Native American iconography in sports, as well as former President Donald Trump.  After the 2016 election, Penzeys sent an email to customers, including Trump supporters, that declared, "You just voted for an openly racist candidate for the presidency of the United States of America."

Penzey's Spice Company Called All Republicans Racist, Then Lost 40,000 Customers in Two Weeks.  Just two weeks after a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based spice company held a "Republicans are Racist" sale over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, it is dealing with a massive loss of business and openly begging for new customers.  Penzey's Spices CEO Bill Penzey, who routinely uses his company's email list to send anti-Republican screeds, sent a newsletter earlier this month in which he accused GOP voters of fantasizing about killing African Americans.

Mazie Hirono Demonstrates, Once Again, Why Democrats Choosing Justices Is a Bad Idea.  Hawaii Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono can easily be considered one of the more radical and overdramatic leftists currently in office.  This is the same Hirono that decided to vote against the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett by marching up to the Senate dias with arms folded and demanded they put her down as a "hell no" vote.  This is the same Hirono that became angered with Barrett for using the term "sexual preference" in relation to the LGBT community but was dismissive of Joe Biden saying it while he was running for president to the point of directly dismissing it.

DFL to allow illegal immigrants to participate in caucuses.  The Minnesota DFL Party announced Wednesday that illegal immigrants and felons who haven't completed their sentences will be allowed to participate in precinct caucuses.  Party Chair Ken Martin praised the move as a "historic rule change" that reflects the party's values.  "No Minnesotan should be denied the right to help shape the future of our party because of where they were born or because of mistakes they made in the past and have paid their debt to society for," he said.  "The DFL Party believes strongly in a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and in re-enfranchising ex-felons who have paid their debts to society."  In Minnesota, felons can't vote until they finish their full sentence, including probation or parole, nor can non-citizens.  The DFL argued in various lawsuits that these rules shouldn't apply to caucuses because they are a violation of the right to freedom of association.

The left-wing dark money behind the push to kill the filibuster.  Sixty left-wing groups led by Fix Our Senate recently issued a letter demanding the Senate abolish the filibuster so "democracy legislation" will pass and the party now narrowly controlling Congress can rewrite all 50 states' election laws.  Two big secrets lie behind this push to kill the filibuster and, supposedly, protect "voting rights."  First, this lobbying campaign is driven not by grassroots groups of ordinary people but by left-wing megadonors and the AstroTurf groups they fund.  The second secret:  This scheme isn't about "protecting Democracy" because overwhelming majorities of our democracy's citizens support the state election laws that these deep-pocketed special interests want snuffed out.  This fight is about the 2022 and 2024 elections, which liberal activists fear will go badly for them unless all the dubious changes in election laws and practices they finagled in 2020 are repeated.

Poll reveals many Democrats wish to repeal natural law, imprison fellow citizens.  A poll conducted jointly by the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports surveyed 1,016 "likely voters" in the United States on January 5.  The poll revealed...that a large percentage of Democrat voters would have made excellent Germans circa the 1930s and 1940s.  Specifically, it revealed that 59% of likely Democratic voters want the government to enact a policy mandating that unvaccinated Americans be confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies.  (Conversely, 79% of Republicans and 71% of unaffiliated voters oppose such draconian punitive measures.)  Moreover, 45% of Democrats called for the government to round up citizens who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and force them into "designated facilities."  (These same people, I'm certain, are — or would be — appalled at FDR rounding up Japanese-Americans and placing them in "designated facilities" during World War II.)  An even higher percentage of voters who have a "very favorable" opinion of President Biden were in favor of putting unvaccinated Americans into COVID camps.

Support For Pelosi and Schumer Led Congress Crashes By Half — Among Democrats.  Even Democrats are souring on Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as leaders of Congress.  Last spring, Democrats had a 50% approval of the Pelosi and Schumer led Congress, but now it has dropped to 26%.

Stephen Colbert Says the US Senate is 'anti-Democratic' and Should Be Dismantled.  CBS's The Late Show host Stephen Colbert played sore loser on Monday's show when he suggested getting rid of the U.S. Senate, calling it an "anti-democratic" institution following the Democrats' failure to eliminate the filibuster.  Stephen Colbert was chatting with guest Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) when he made the bizarre suggestion.  "If you can't get rid of the filibuster... then what if we just get rid of the Senate?  And I'm 100 percent serious here.  It is the most anti-democratic institution next to the judiciary," he said.  "No one will drop a single tear," he added.  "I don't understand what possible positive purpose the United States Senate provides right now."  [Video clip]

It Doesn't Matter That Voters Hate Joe Biden If Democrats Can Rig Elections.  Democrats may fail at policy, but they've always been reliably competent at the game of politics, zeroing in on votes with great precision.  Have you noticed they haven't been themselves lately, though?  Even after taking a shellacking in statewide elections in Virginia and New Jersey last November, a moment when sane politicians typically learn from defeat, they instead doubled down.  In her usual well-reasoned manner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., commented after the electoral bloodbath that Democrats were beaten, not because of the president's agenda, but because they hadn't done enough to "excite, speak to, or energize a progressive base."  Never mind that voters knew what was at stake — and clearly rejected it.  One would have thought that older and more seasoned politicians might have guided the young House member back to reality, but the ragin' Cajun himself, James Carville, only sparked her outrage in saying that "stupid wokeness" had cost the Democrats.

The Dems' Total War On Republicans Has Totally Backfired.  For the past year, Democrats up and down the leadership ladder have been on an endless campaign to portray Republicans as delusional out-of-touch anti-science hate-mongering conspiracy-peddling vote-suppressing anti-vaxxer insurrectionist racists.  The result has been a huge shift in party preference:  away from Democrats and toward Republicans.  Have voters finally wised up to the left's cravenness and radicalism?  Will this newfound awareness last?

Joey 2022: The Worse the Better.  [Scroll down]  So, if I was leading a rebel cabal deep within the FBI Special Task Force on Armed Insurrectionism — because where else would I be? — I would get AOCs elected to Congress; I would crash the economy with lockdowns and vaccination mandates; I would make sure that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell kept the money spigots on full bore; I would propose multiple trillion-dollar spending packages artfully described as stimulus, infrastructure, Build Back Better; I would propose to federalize elections to make ordinary people fear for their lives; I would nod-nod-wink-wink to George Soros to elect prosecutors that had no time for prosecuting when there were homes in Florida to be bought; I would totally bungle the retreat from Afghanistan; I would kill the oil-and-gas industry stone dead and increase gas prices by 50 percent; I would call the inevitable inflation "transitory;" I would set up a January 6 Commission to transform the stupid January 6 rioters into noble victims of injustice.  And, of course, I would call anyone who objected a "systemic racist."

Report: Black Americans Fleeing Democrat-Controlled New York, California.  Many black Americans are leaving New York and California to seek decent wages and affordable housing in southern states, according to a Washington Post article that ignores the federal policy of importing foreign people to fill jobs and homes in New York and California.  "There is a noticeable lack of black people in these cities that were once the mecca for black America, for people fleeing the Jim Crow South," the Post's reporter told an interviewer.  The Post reported January 14 on the southern migration, which is now reversing the historic "Great Migration" of black Americans from the South to northern cities during the 1900s.

Yes, Virginia, the January 6 'insurrection' exists.  But it's not what the left and the mainstream media have identified.  The definition of insurrection includes "actions taken against an established government" for the purposes of overthrowing the government and it includes violence.  By that definition, conservatives, constitutionalists, independents, and even many traditional liberals — a majority I call Normal Americans ("Normals") — cannot ever be guilty of that charge.  Why?  Because we are not trying to overthrow and replace our duly formed constitutional republic form of government.  Period.  We are defending that government against an outright attack by radicals who do want to replace it, and we are pushing back against the unelected bureaucratic and authoritarian administrative state that the left uses for power and control.  Normals have zero desire to collapse America, harm its economy, or enslave its people through Marxist control.  Radicals do.  Radicals have been engaged in a soft insurrection with occasional violence for 100 years.  Now, they're feeling Normals rising.

Democrats Avoid Campaigning on Biden's Floundering Build Back Better Agenda.  Democrat Congressional candidates running in GOP House districts are noticeably avoiding talking about President Joe Biden's floundering Build Back Better agenda, the Daily Beast observed on Tuesday [1/11/2022]. [...] While Democrats "frequently tout their commitment" to several of the bill's provisions — like prescription drug costs, child care, and "climate change" — many "don't explicitly acknowledge" Biden's $2 trillion in "social spending."

Democrats Support Punishing the Unvaccinated.  [Scroll down]  78%, of Democrats support COVID vaccine mandates, which would force people out of their jobs if they choose not to receive a vaccination.  Three-quarters have a favorable opinion of Dr. Fauci.  A majority of Republicans and unaffiliated voters oppose the mandate and have a dim view of President Biden's chief medical advisor.  In addition, a majority of Democrats support harsher measures for those who decide not to receive a vaccine that can't prevent transmission or illness: [...] If you want to know how far some of these biosecurity state cheerleaders will go, 29% would agree to take your children if you refuse to get the Fauci ouchie.  Oddly, only 54% of black Americans are fully vaccinated, but 63% support Biden's vaccine mandate in the poll.  The survey notes that President Biden's strongest supporters are most likely to endorse his COVID policies and the harshest punishments for the unvaccinated.

America's U-Haul Revolution.  Not everyone in Blue State America is moving to a far healthier Red State.  It only seems that way.  But enough are doing so to say, without a doubt, it is one of the most significant trends in America today.  A revolution of sorts.  It's long been known in demography and population economics that people leave areas known for authoritarian tyranny, stagnation, stultification, crime and excessive regulation in order to find the opposite somewhere else: economic freedom, dynamism, social diversity and good government.  It's a big reason why literally hundreds of millions of people around the world have expressed their desire to emigrate to the U.S.  But it's also true within countries, too.  Amid a backdrop of slow overall population growth, a problem in itself, comes the mass exodus of more than a million Americans moving largely from Blue States to Red States, expressing dissatisfaction with high taxes, rampant crime, lockdowns, vaccine mandates, excessive state government regulations, a politically stifling "woke" culture, and lack of economic opportunity and freedom.

LA Times:  It's necessary to mock the deaths of the unvaccinated.  In Orange County, California, Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby recently passed away due to complications from COVID. Ernby had been a vocal critic of government vaccination mandates and was herself unvaccinated according to her family and friends.  This led to the predictable, ghoulish end-zone dancing on social media that we regularly hear from supporters of mandates and immunity passports.  While most people in the media are compassionate enough (or at least politically sensible enough) to condemn such callous behavior, the Los Angeles times managed to find someone to take the opposite position.

The Left did us a great favor.  [Scroll down]  Actually, it's not Joe Biden, it's the ranks of the Karl Marx Book Club elites and grandchildren of the Yippies now occupying the White House, along with Obama, Rice, Pelosi, et al.  They have taken us to a place, and swiftly, that we never imagined before.  They are center stage revealing on an almost daily basis how truly wacky is the road to socialism with its accompanying demands for the masses to adhere to their demands.  They, after all, know better than we.  They know we will be better served with higher fuel and food prices, trillions more in national debt, prosecutors who no longer prosecute, millions of illegals crossing the southern border, depleted law enforcement ranks, solar and wind energy, fear of COVID, fear of global warming (climate change), placement of teacher unions in charge of public education and... well, the list goes on.

Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?  Recently, Democrats have been despondent over Joe Biden's sinking polls.  His policies on the economy, energy, foreign policy, the border, and COVID-19 all have lost majority support.  As a result, the Left now variously alleges that either in 2022, when they expect to lose the Congress, or in 2024, when they fear losing the presidency, Republicans will "destroy democracy" or stage a coup.  A cynic might suggest that they praise democracy when they get elected — only to claim it is broken when they lose.  Or they hope to avoid their defeat by trying to terrify the electorate.  Or they mask their own revolutionary propensities by projecting them onto their opponents.  After all, who is trying to federalize election laws in national elections contrary to the spirit of the Constitution?  Who wishes to repeal or circumvent the Electoral College?  Who wishes to destroy the more than 180-year-old Senate filibuster, the over 150-year-old nine-justice Supreme Court, and the more than 60-year-old, 50-state union?  Who is attacking the founding constitutional idea of two senators per state?

Biden beefs up efforts against Big Meat.  With inflation raising red flags for consumers across the country, the Biden administration is continuing its war on big meat processors that it claims are reaping record profits at the expense of consumers and smaller competitors.  The White House has released what it calls an action plan for "a fairer, more competitive, and more resilient meat and poultry supply chain" complete with a wide range of initiatives.  "In too many industries, a handful of giant companies dominate the market," President Joe Biden said in a Monday meeting to discuss the issue.

There Is No Radical Right, and There Is No Mainstream Left, Either.  [Scroll down]  Yet oddly, leftists claim the people's mandate in all their ends.  They claim it in their quest to overthrow the independent Supreme Court.  To do that, they seek to abolish the over 215 year-old requirement in the Senate that most matters pass with supermajority support in order to carry out their plan to pack the Court with leftist judges.  After using the supermajority threshold to their own advantage 327 times just last Congress, including at least nine times to block major bills, now leftists want a change.  Why?  Because too many Supreme Court Justices espouse what they say is an extremist judicial philosophy.  What is this philosophy?  That the Supreme Court should abide by the Constitution instead of making it up to enact laws too unpopular for the democratically elected Congress to pass.  It's the Constitution itself leftists seek to overthrow.  And our democracy along with it.  That's insurrection.

Six Basic Concepts Liberals Don't Get.  [#6] Reality is not fungible.  Liberals don't understand that we cannot exchange our reality for another one.  Understanding that truth comes from a recognition that we do not control the laws of nature or economics.  Reality is not fungible.  The laws of nature cannot be changed because they are inconvenient.  Truth is fixed, and facts are hard.  People do not have their own reality.  If they perceive the world other than as it is, they are not enlightened; they are deranged — or liberal, or both.  Conservatism tends to accompany the acquisition of wisdom.  Conservatives want the same outcomes as liberals but understand that simplistic solutions don't fix problems; they perpetuate them.  Choosing to accept reality and live according to the laws of nature leads to a prosperous and happy life.  Choosing to fight reality leads to a life of frustration and disappointment.  Perhaps that explains why liberals live in a perpetual state of unhappiness.

The Left's 'Ron DeSantis Is Missing' Conspiracy Just Blew Back on Them.  Democrats and liberal media have been trying to claim that DeSantis has gone missing.  Now, he's only missing in their minds.  But it's quite something to watch such desperate mania unfold like this.  They created a fantasy, completely out of whole cloth.  Not only did they claim he was missing; they even claimed that it was probably because he had COVID, based on no evidence at all. [...] In addition to the work and being with his family on Christmas, DeSantis also was doing something else this week that they don't care about either.  He was taking his wife to cancer treatment.  Yes, they're attacking a family who is having to deal with a serious medical illness.

Nobody likes Joe.  Inflation, violent crime, job competition from illegals, and the monstrous Afghanistan pullout are taking their toll on old Joe's president[i]al approval ratings. [...] Joe threw blacks, women, independents, Latinos, suburbanites, and others over the side in his bid to please the AOC crowd.  Gas prices through the roof.  Bye-bye energy independence.  Federal drilling halted in the name of 'going green.'  A major pipeline shut down at the flick of Joe's pen.  No parental input in education.  Critical race theory drummed into the heads of the young.  Schools closed.  What teachers' unions want, teachers' union get.  Coddle and pay illegals with bottomless funding while border towns pay extra for the surge, crime, and spreading of COVID.  Throw the poor out of their jobs with vax mandates.  Reintroduce inflation, brought on by Federal Reserve money-printing to pay for Joe's big government spending.  Whip up whitey-as-bad-guy rhetoric, defund the police, ignore violent crime even as turns every blue city into another Caracas.

Voters may dislike inflation, but Democrats don't.  20% of all dollars were created in 2020, and Democrats want to spend trillions more.  A recent poll found that one-third of Americans see inflation and household bills as their top concern, ahead of COVID.  Yet Democrats push for more spending and dismiss the issue of inflation as a Republican talking point.  It doesn't seem as if this strategy will pay off, but perhaps the government has so little incentive to control inflation that even a poll like that doesn't faze politicians.  When inflation rises, the government may collect more tax revenue, and Americans who derive their income from the government get a raise and are thus protected from the worst of inflation.  It's a win-win situation — as long as you're lucky enough to be in the government or paid by it.  Inflation isn't all bad really; it just depends on who you are.

Omicron upends the class politics of Covid.  Until Omicron came along, the official response to Covid served as an instrument of class warfare against blue collar workers and small businesses, on behalf of the tech oligopolists and selected big businesses such as Target, which were deemed "essential." Not coincidentally, blue collar workers and small businesses are the core of the GOP base, while Silicon Valley and the plutocracy are the cash cows and power base of the Democrats.  But the Omicron Variant has — at least for now — turned that class dynamic on its head. [...] The psychological identity of the Democrats' ruling class, the educated professionals, rests on their presumed intellectual and moral superiority over the basket of deplorables.  Bette Midler spoke for almost the entire Democrat elite when she slammed the West Virginia constituents of Joe Manchin as toothless illiterates.  They cannot be good unless their opponents (including most readers of the site) are bad.  And that badness includes vaccine hesitancy and Covid vulnerability.

Jim Jordan Says Brandon Has "Done Everything Wrong".  Jim Jordan, appearing on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures" program, had some harsh words for the Brandon Administration, which he said has "done everything wrong.["]  Beginning his remarks, he warned that "Elizabeth Warren seems to be hinting at price controls."  And what does that mean for the average American?  As he put it, "And we know what that will do.  That will only exacerbate the problems we see out there."  That is, of course, the opposite of what the average American wants.  As Jordan put it, "So, in simple words, I think the American people would like — they'd like safe streets, they'd like affordable gas, and they'd like freedom."  But, again, that's not what we're getting from Team Brandon.  "Instead," Jordan said, "what Biden's giving them is record crime, record inflation and Dr. Fauci."

Sorry Santa, you're too white, straight and male.  Santa Claus is too white, too straight and too male for most young people in the UK today, according to a poll.  The modern depiction of Father Christmas as an old white man with a big bushy beard who wears a red and white suit was made globally famous by Coca Cola's adverts of the 1930s.

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The rest of the article is not "family friendly" enough to be quoted here.  Here's a synopsis:  Perverts are in favor of spreading perversion.  Feminists spread feminism wherever they can.  Communists are in favor of destroying all traditions.  One might easily wonder if the "poll" cited in the article above was really just an incitement, to get all the left-wing fruitcakes to offer up their favorite suggestions.

Escape from Democratic governance.  Manhattan may not be the country's premier maximum-security prison, but New Yorkers sure are fleeing the state like their lives depended on it.  According to Census Bureau data released this week, no state lost a greater percentage of its population to domestic migration, or 1.5%, than the Empire State.  In all, 20 states lost population to other states in the 12-month period between July 2020 and July 2021, most of them controlled by Democrats.  The three biggest net losers, California (minus 367,299), New York (minus 352,185), and Illinois (minus 122,460) are all completely controlled by the Democratic Party.

White Men Are No Longer the Democrats' Most Pressing Electoral Concern.  Democrats face a mountain of issues.  They have an inflation crisis that voters seem primed to nail them to the wall over.  The supply chain crisis is still ongoing.  The economy is not well despite the endless propaganda peddled by the Biden administration.  Russia and China are flexing their muscles.  The southern border is a mess.  COVID is still not shut down.  And Build Back Better just got killed by Joe Manchin.  Now, moderate Democrats who cast their lot with the progressive wing and voted for the left-wing action items are saddled with this legislative fumble.  Meanwhile, Joe Biden's approval ratings are sinking faster than the Andrea Doria.

The White House's Vaccine Threats Aren't To Keep You Safe.  They're To Keep You In Line.  By now, you've likely seen or heard the latest coronavirus messaging from the White House, which President Joe Biden is scheduled to talk about again later on Tuesday.  The president gave the first doomsday message for the unvaxxed, COVID response chief Jeff Zients repeated it, and chief of staff Ron Klain doubled down on it, so the comments were no slip of the tongue.  This is the administration's official line.  "We are intent on not letting omicron disrupt work and school for the vaccinated.  You've done the right thing, and we will get through this.  For the unvaccinated, you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm," Zients said, one day after Biden made nearly identical comments.  This messaging is problematic for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is its remarkable ability to further harden 50 percent of the country against the so-called "unity" president, who has shaped up to be leagues more divisive than his predecessor.  But buried under the latest "dark winter" threat is an admission from the Biden White House that its detractors have been right about its aims all along.  The contrast between the in-group and the out-group isn't that one is rid of the virus while the other isn't.  The difference is that one has "done the right thing."

Chuck Schumer's Tough-Guy Act Could Backfire Spectacularly in 2022 and Beyond.  On Dec. 17, Rasmussen Reports noted that 77% of likely voters were following the news about the BBB Act at least somewhat closely.  Only 38% support the legislation, while 45% are opposed.  Among Democrats, support declined to 62%, and a mere 34% of independents want the spending bill passed.  As the debate drags on, fewer voters seem likely to support President Biden's signature legislation.  In combination with other factors, it also seems to be pulling down the president's approval rating.  According to Rasmussen, as of Dec. 20, 41% of likely voters approve of President Biden's job performance while 57% disapprove.

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Two More House Dems Make Mad Dash for the Exits as Joe Biden's BBB Agenda Implodes.  With voter concerns sitting squarely on uncertainties about the U.S. economy on issues like worsening inflation, the ongoing supply chain crisis, and the gloomy jobs outlook, a number of House Democrats have apparently concluded it's best to get out while they can.  As of last week, the number was at 20 with the announcement that five-term Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) would be retiring at the end of his term.  But today, barely 24 hours after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) dashed Joe Biden's hopes and dreams on the BBB bill, two more House Dems said in so many words that they're headed for the exits, too.

Spielberg's Politically Correct "West Side Story" Flops With Audiences.  Call it Woke Side Story.  Because there's woke, really woke, über woke, and then there's this:  not including subtitles for a movie's Spanish dialogue because you don't want to give "English the power over the Spanish."  That's exactly what director Steven Spielberg did, and why, in his recently released West Side Story, a "remake" of the iconic 1961 film of the same name.  Spielberg says, however, that it's not a remake but a "reimagining."  But no matter one's imagination, it's hard to conceive of the flick's debut this past weekend as anything but a flop — and expensive one, too.

Spielberg's 'Woke Side Story' Dives 68% at Box Office in Week Two.  All hope for Steven Spielberg's racially divisive West Side Story remake died in week two, plummeting 68 percent with a humiliating take of just $3.4 million.  After ten days in release, which includes two weekends, this historic box office bomb has grossed just $17.9 million. [...] Between production and marketing, this stinker probably cost close to $200 million.  As a result, Disney's going to lose a fortune.

Why Is the Left Worried Suddenly About the End of Democracy?  What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy's future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals, media personalities, and politicians on the Left?  Some are warning about its possible erosion in 2024.  Others predict the democracy downturn as early 2022, with scary scenarios of "autocracy" and Trump "coups."  To answer that question, understand first what is not behind these shrill forecasts.  They are not worried about 2 million foreign nationals crashing the border in a single year, without vaccinations during a pandemic.  Yet it seems insurrectionary for a government simply to nullify its own immigration laws.  They are not worried that some 800,000 foreign nationals, some residing illegally, will now vote in New York City elections.  They are not worried that there are formal efforts to dismantle the U.S. Constitution by junking the 233-year-old Electoral College or the preeminence of the states in establishing ballot laws in national elections.  They are not worried that we are witnessing an unprecedented left-wing effort to scrap the 180-year-old filibuster, the 150-year-old nine-person Supreme Court, and the 60-year tradition of 50 states, for naked political advantage.

Democrat Senator Ron Wyden Blocks Bill Banning Products Made From Slave Labor In Communist China.  Democrat Senator Ron Wyden (OR) blocked a bipartisan effort on Wednesday to advance a bill that would ban imports from communist China's Xinjiang region — where China is committing a genocide against religious minorities — that were made using slave labor.  "Wyden blocked a bill that would ban goods made with forced labor in China's Xinjiang region after Senator Marco Rubio [R-FL] rejected his request to add an unrelated extension of the child tax credit," Bloomberg News reported.  "The bill has broad bipartisan support and was on track for quick final passage by unanimous consent after having cleared the House by a voice vote."  Nike, which has lobbied Congress to weaken the bill, is the top financial contributor to Wyden.

Democrat Senator Under Fire After Speaking at Communist Group's Gala.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) spoke during a recent gala held by a communist group, hailing the event as a "remarkable occasion."  Blumenthal was present when the Connecticut People's World Committee, a branch of Communist Party USA, held an awards ceremony earlier this month.  He was introduced as a "special surprise guest."  "I am really excited and honored to be with you today and to share this remarkable occasion," Blumenthal said.  "You don't have to agree with anyone or everyone, with any party or any particular union or organization.  I'm here to honor the great tradition of activism and standing up for individual workers that is represented by the three honorees here," he added.  Blumenthal spoke for about six minutes.  "If you are not already part of the Communist Party, we invite you to participate and contribute and join," Lisa Bergmann, one of the event's hosts, said after the speech.

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Connecticut senator regrets attending communist awards show, believed it was 'labor event'.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) says he regrets his participating in an awards event hosted earlier this month by the Communist Party of America.  On Dec. 11, Blumenthal attended an awards ceremony hosted by Communist Party USA affiliate the Connecticut People's World Committee.  The lawmaker gave out three certificates from the Senate to winners of the "Amistad Award," honoring labor and social justice activism.  Blumenthal used the opportunity to promote the now-seemingly dead Build Back Better Act, as well as the Democratic party's efforts to pass elections legislation.  In an interview with the Hartford Courant, the senator said he believed he was attending "strictly a labor event."  "If I had known the details, I wouldn't have gone," he said.  Blumenthal was in attendance as event organizers actively encouraged viewers to join the Communist Party.

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Sen. Blumenthal insults us all by claiming he didn't know he was cavorting with communists.  He was making a speech but didn't know who he was talking to.  If that's true, he really is a useful idiot.  But of course it isn't true.

Companies Need to Learn From the Salvation Army Suffering From Their Wokeness.  [Scroll down]  One recent example of this signaling foolishness cropped up last month, involving the Salvation Army.  It was revealed that the church/charitable organization had produced an internal guide about racism, focused entirely on white privilege and what must be done to correct many ills as a result of systemic racism.  As I covered a few weeks ago, the claims by the group's PR division that they were not targeting whites — and they had not called for apologies for being racist — were completely false, based on the contents of the very guidebook they had produced.  Well, this is the time for corporations to take notice.  It's clear that pandering to the activists by telling the bulk of your donors that they are racist, as you ask them for continued support, is not paying off.  In just a few short weeks, we are seeing the direct impact this adherence to a woke agenda has had on the Salvation Army, as across the nation they are reporting that donations are not just lower but significantly down.  It is sad and amazing to witness, as a completely unneeded social activist agenda has led to severely depleted levels of support.

The Salvation Army pays a big price for its foray into wokedom.  In November, the Salvation Army officially went woke, declaring that, after soul searching, it was calling upon all White people associated with or donating to the Salvation Army to admit their racism and repent.  After an angry response from the public, the Salvation Army itself repented...of its wokeness and it walked back its message.  It was too late, though.  Local Salvation Army chapters are seeing 50% drops in both volunteers and donations.  Get Woke; Go Broke.

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Salvation Army Faces Holiday Shortages After Telling White Donors to Face Their Racism.  The Salvation Army asked for more than donations this year.  The Christian charitable organization asked all white donors to reflect on their racism this year.  Wow.  After a major uproar the Salvation Army backtracked over Thanksgiving weekend and released a statement refuting the claims of their racial demands.  The Salvation Army then removed its absurd "Let's Talk About Racism" guide following the intense backlash over a text last week that told white donors to "sincerely apologize" for their racism while hinting that Christianity is institutionally racist.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal 'excited and proud' to help Communist Party USA celebrate its 102nd anniversary.  The alliance of mainstream Democrats with communism is becoming obvious.  I am so old that I can remember when embracing the Communist Party was a political death sentence. [...] Senator Blumenthal's second term in the U.S. Senate ends in 2023, meaning he must stand for re-election next year in a year expected to be very difficult for Democrats.  Of course, Connecticut is so Democrat-friendly that he received 63% of the vote when he ran for re-election in 2016, so maybe he has nothing to fear.  He'll be 76 years old next year and is estimated to be worth well over $100 million thanks to his father's Wall Street career as a commodities trader.  (I wonder how the CPUSA regards the legitimacy of such wealth!  It's a good thing he didn't live in Cambodia under communist Pol Pot.)

The Turn.  You may be among the increasing numbers of people going through The Turn right now.  Having lived through the turmoil of the last half decade — through the years of MAGA and antifa and rampant identity politics and, most dramatically, the global turmoil caused by COVID-19 — more and more of us feel absolutely and irreparably politically homeless.  Instinctively, we looked to the Democratic Party, the only home we and our parents and their parents before them had ever known or seriously considered.  But what we saw there — and in the newspapers we used to read, and in the schools whose admission letters once made us so proud — was terrifying.  However we tried to explain what was happening on "the left," it was hard to convince ourselves that it was right, or that it was something we still truly believed in.  That is what The Turn is about.

Swing-District Iowa Dem 'Very Active' in Group That Wants to Abolish ICE, Establish Sanctuary Cities.  A swing-district Iowa Democrat is "very active" in a group that works to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), end the deportation of illegal immigrants, and establish "sanctuary" cities throughout the state.  State legislator Christina Bohannan, who is running to unseat Republican congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, praised the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ) during a 2020 candidate forum, saying she is "very active" in the liberal immigration group.  Just months before the forum, CWJ called to abolish ICE, the federal entity responsible for immigration enforcement and terrorism prevention.  The group has also worked to stop illegal immigrant deportations and "keep ICE out of Iowa" by fighting against a 2018 bill that revoked state funding from "sanctuary" cities that intentionally fail to enforce federal immigration law.

San Francisco restaurant that ordered cops out is poster child for the local wokester idiocy.  [Scroll down]  They actually turned cops, who would have been paying customers, away.  Restaurants the world over are famous for welcoming cops to their establishments.  Some give free food or discounts.  This is how the cop-and-donut legends got started.  Others do it to ensure that cops will always come if there's a problem.  Customers find the presence of police comforting historically, the same way anyone would if there was a wildfire in the area and the fire truck decided to park in one's driveway, as happened to my sister during the big Bonsall "Lilac" fire a couple of years ago.  When she saw the gargantuan CalFire truck parked at her residence on the nightly news, even with the sky red and the front-yard palm tree on fire, she knew it was going to be OK, and it was.  It's natural.  But not to these guys.

The Counterrevolution and the Republican Party.  For nearly a year the Biden "presidency" — whoever they are — has subjected the United States to a destructive revolutionary agenda of unprecedented scope and virulence, all of it arising out of an irrational civilizational death wish for which there is no historical parallel.  No more than a small minority of Americans knowingly voted for this.  Given safety from reprisal, large majorities of the electorate would reject both the underlying unhinged beliefs and the ruinous policies and goals that have been promoted since Biden and his opaque gang took office.

Willie Horton and the Democratic Party's Greatest Fear.  Republicans call for high bail levels for proven violent repeat offenders and bail-jumpers; Democrats call for an end to bail, and for the virtual elimination of holding even dangerous prisoners until trial.  Republicans call for stiff and certain sentences for convicted violent criminals; today's Democrats call for never-ending second chances, and even for the elimination of prisons themselves, as in the meantime, impatient Democrat governors and judges routinely throw open the prison gates on the slightest whim. [...] Republicans warn against the cultural decline that has children more likely to be raised in a single-parent household than in a nuclear family unit; Democrats go so far as to champion single motherhood as an objective good, campaigning for ever more welfare programs to encourage such generational dependence.  Is it any wonder that our nation is suffering a massive crime wave?  Is it any wonder that overwhelmed and unsupported police are resigning and retiring in disgust and despair?

Americans don't care for corporate activism.  A new warning to woke CEOs:  Americans don't want corporations meddling in divisive political issues, and they perceive such activism as phony pandering.  There's also a huge gap between what consumers believe about woke activism compared with out-of-touch executives, according to a study conducted by the Brunswick Group, a management firm.  Amazon yanks a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.  EBay scraps Dr. Seuss books.  Disney fires actress Gina Carano.  Do consumers agree with these moves?  Brunswick found 63 percent of corporate executives "agree unequivocally that companies should speak out on social issues," but a mere 36 percent of voters agree.  Corporate brass also has "a highly inflated sense of how effective corporate communication has been on social issues compared to voters."

The Twin Pillars of Biden's Failure.  Everything has gone so terribly wrong for the Biden Administration, and in the ways that were widely predicted, that it is hard to believe Joe Biden could be perceived as a successful or at least potentially successful president if only he had avoided being such a tool of the Democratic extreme Left.  On the afternoon of his inauguration, he killed the Keystone XL Pipeline and curtailed fracking and offshore oil and gas exploration, and ordered the end of construction of the southern border wall.  The consequences have been over 200,000 illegal migrants entering the United States across the southern border most months and the rise in the price of gasoline from approximately $2 a gallon to $5 a gallon across the country.

It's Jefferson's Fault.  The removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from New York City Hall on November 22nd raises troubling questions.  That the statue had been there unmolested since 1833 reconfirms that ours is a harsh era of savage reassessments without the tempering influence of context.  Whose fault is it that Thomas Jefferson's statue is, for many Americans, no longer acceptable for public display?  Rejection of American heroes of the past is an essential element of Democrat revolutionary ideology.  One can only observe in astonishment as slaveholding Founding Fathers like Jefferson are strongly rejected on "moral grounds" by the very same Democrats who shout their approval of and support for abortion. [...] The Democrat party was founded by Thomas Jefferson in the late 18th century as the Democratic-Republican party as a foil to the Federalists.  Fundamentally, this new party was meant to ensure the rights of the states versus the federal government.

BLM is all about that holiday cheer, aren't they?  Normal people:  Despite the messiness of human nature and history, we have been blessed with a nation of abundance, learning, and freedom beyond measure, where people of all backgrounds can sit at the table as friends and neighbors.  BLM:  YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL LITERALLY HITLER.  DIE! DIE! [...] All BLM knows how to do is divide.  They won't acknowledge real history.  They want to get neighbors to hate each other so they can conquer the supposedly "stolen" land.

How to explain our garbage economy to your Biden-supporting aunt.  Wasn't President Joe Biden supposed to return us all to normalcy?  Just how did three free and wildly effective vaccines, multiple therapeutics, and Donald Trump banned from Twitter not only fail to fix the economy but actually make it worse?  This is an actual conversation you may have with well-meaning family over your Thanksgiving table, and it may confound not just deluded Democrats but ordinary folks who simply skim the headlines and remain baffled at their gas bills doubling and their favorite foods missing from the grocery aisles.

The Bleak Misery of a Leftist Thanksgiving.  For a leftist Thanksgiving must be the pits.  To be thankful...is there anything more antithetical to the left's worldview?  Imaginary injustice lurks behind every corner.  Unconscious prejudice taints every good deed.  Every wholesome tradition props up the "supremacy" of some unworthy culture.  No, no, who could be thankful for all that?  Dividing people for sport and insisting they feel miserable in their lives are the fuels that propel leftist power.  Something must always be wrong, and someone, somewhere, must always be blamed.  When life is seen as nothing more than a series of battles on the bloody path to "progressive" Utopia, every day must end in failure — and what kind of human being could possibly be thankful for that?

The New Blue Confederacy.  Why are progressive regions of the country — especially in the old major liberal cities (e.g., Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle) — institutionalizing de facto racial quotas through "proportional representation" based on "disparate impact"? Why are they promoting ethnic and racial chauvinism, such as allowing college students to select the race of their own roommates, calibrating graduation ceremonies by skin color and tribe, segregating campus "safe spaces" by race, and banning literature that does not meet commissariat diktats?  Why are they turning into one-party political fiefdoms separating the rich and poor, increasingly resembling feudal societies as members of the middle class flee or disappear?  What does it mean that they are becoming more and more intolerant in their cancel culture, and quasi-religious intolerance of dissent, on issues from climate change and abortion-on-demand to critical race theory and wokeness?

Utterly Delusional:  Pentagon Spokesman Says Climate Change Is Just As Much A Threat As China.  Given its massive military buildup, penetrations of Taiwanese air space with squadron upon squadron of top of the line fighter jets, continued industrial and military espionage, and island-building in the South China Sea, not to mention that it just built a range on which it can practice targeting US ships, you might think Red China poses the greatest threat to America and her interests abroad[.]  Not so, according to Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby (the same guy that was reticent to admit that dozens of families of American soldiers were stuck in Afghanistan).  According to that delusional Pentagon apparatchik, "climate change" is just as much a threat as Red China.

More on how the public feels about those massive payments to illegal aliens.  The other day, Ed Morrissey looked at a recent Trafalgar poll sampling the nation's feelings about massive reparations payments for families who were separated at the southern border.  That would be the result of a pending lawsuit that the State Department is reportedly considering a settlement on.  It's a payment plan that Joe Biden initially called "garbage," before deciding that he was actually perfectly fine with it after all.  But were Trafalgar's numbers an outlier?  After all, the national opposition to the payments reflected in that poll was pretty much off the charts, showing nearly 67% disapproval, with well over half "strongly" disapproving.

Governor Kate Brown
These People are Not Stable.  Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently dropped all reading, writing and math proficiency standards for high school graduation, because she claimed it was unfair to "people of color" for them to have to pass tests in order to graduate.  Expecting black, brown and latino students to comprehend math and write in coherent sentences is racist — or so goes the policy.  Governor Brown also mandated that masks continue be worn indoors and outside regardless of vaccine status.  Historically, there has been a solid argument that leftism is a mental disorder; at least the vast majority of those who espouse leftist worldviews do indeed appear to have some cognitive impairment the vast majority of non-leftist people do not relate to.  Slowly, as the years have progressed, it is now entirely possible to look at a person and predict their political persuasion.  This is Oregon Governor Kate Brown today:  [Photo]


The Ten Stages of Genocide Are Hitting a Little Too Close to Home.  [Stage 1] Classification:  Governments begin dividing people into "us" versus "them."  Hillary Clinton calls Trump-voters "deplorables."  Barack Obama disparages freedom-minded Americans as racists and rubes who "cling to guns or religion."  Joe Biden says America is plagued by "white supremacy."  Joint Chiefs chairman Mark Milley believes that the military must tackle "white rage."  Attorney General Garland thinks parents who object to government schools indoctrinating their children with racial Marxism and hyper-sexualized curricula are "domestic terrorists."  Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters and looters are lauded as civil rights heroes, while Trump-voters who protest for election integrity are denounced as "insurrectionists," hunted down by the regime enforcers at the FBI, and left rotting behind bars with little in the way of due process.  Those who object to governments' totalitarian plans to spend hundreds of trillions of dollars and take control over free markets in order to combat the weather are ridiculed as "climate deniers."  Those who believe governments' authoritarian reactions to the China Virus have been more harmful to humanity's well-being than the virus, itself, are demonized as "selfish," "ignorant," and "anti-science" villains.  And now, even after denying that they would ever institutionalize "vaccine passports" as requirements for travel outside the home, governments are, in fact, remaking their nations into "papers, please" police states.

Six Takeaways From November's Remarkable Election Results.  [Scroll down]  The Democratic Party doesn't know who they are.  For a year and a half they preached "Defund the Police," but when that notion became problematic they tried to disown it as quickly as possible.  Their progressive wing thinks they have overwhelming mandates, meanwhile Democrat moderates know full well that their Congressional majorities are hanging by a thread.  Democrats deny Critical Race Theory is being taught in our schools, then brag about it being taught in our schools, sometimes doing it during the same discussion.  The only two things Democrats appear to be certain about are as follows:  1) They know they want to be the party of identity politics and divide us as much as possible, and 2) They want to spend exorbitant amounts of our tax dollars in exploiting those divisions.  Neither approach is a good idea, and last Tuesday's results proved it.

Jennifer Rubin, of the WaPo and MSNBC, calls on media to stop treating Republicans as 'normal'.  In a very crowded field, Jennifer Rubin stands out as possibly the most extreme case of Trump Derangement Syndrome among the former conservatives driven mad (in my opinion) by Donald Trump's presidency.  Her hatred of Trump and the party that now is dominated by him and his supporters is so extreme that she wants the media to stop treating it as a legitimate representative of the roughly half the populace that votes for it.  Yesterday [11/13/2021] on MSNBC, she called for new "rules" that would require the media to essentially treat Republicans as pariahs.  [Video clip]

Nikole Hannah-Jones Displays More Historical Illiteracy With Absurd Tweet About Hiroshima Bombing.  New York Magazine writer and founder of the "1619 Project" Nikole Hannah-Jones took to Twitter this week to offer her historically illiterate take on why the United States bombed Hiroshima during World War II.  In a now-deleted Nov. 6 tweet, Jones attempted to argue that the only reason the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city was due to financial reasons.  "They dropped the bomb when they knew surrender was coming because they'd spent all this money developing it and to prove it was worth it," she wrote.  "Propaganda is not history my friend."  Jones has since tried to backtrack on the statement, saying that "apparently we are at a time in my career where a tweet response with 100 likes is worthy of all kinds of explication and condemnations five days after I wrote it, even after I've deleted it.  But sure, ok."

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She's right about one thing:  Propaganda is not history.

A Deeper Divide.  If you think America was split back in 1861 over states' rights, you should see it now.  Every minority group is yelling wolf and that they won't take it anymore, the only one with their jaws shut tight as if by wire, the WASPs.  Never has America been more ferociously divided, with every movie and TV series showing white men as bloodthirsty criminals, lefty pundits on TV presenting a nation ruled by white supremacists.  Much of the media went slightly hysterical after a so-called conservative won the governorship in Virginia.  All the poor winner did was go against the indoctrination of children in the fine arts of racial hatred, homosexual pornography, and gender neutrality.  Virginia parents rejected critical race theory, which tells black children that white children are inherently evil.  Listening to some of the pundits decrying the Virginia election of a moderate, a visitor from Mars would think a Hitler-Stalin heir had just carried the state.  What actually won Virginia for the Republicans was the simple argument of whether parents have rights over what their children are being taught or not.

Americans Want This President Out.  No one should be puzzled by the poll's results.  Americans are weary of Biden's inflation, his border crisis and unforced foreign policy errors, a supply chain and a COVID promise that have both been broken, his failed energy policies, his undermining of policing and law and order across the country, his divisiveness and hard-left swerve, his "woke" military, a shaky economy, and his vaccine mandate, to name but a handful of his more notable failures.  Count us as being among those who wish to see Biden leave the White House as soon as possible.  But his replacement would be no better.  There's a reason Vice President Kamala Harris has an approval rating of 28, 10 points lower than the approval rating of her boss, the man Americans want to be rid of.

Treasury Department Nominee Says Biden Administration Purposefully Wants to Bankrupt Oil, Coal and Gas Companies.  Against catastrophic outcomes, we have been pointing out how the people within the Biden administration are not incompetent; they know exactly what they are doing, and they are destroying the U.S. economic system on purpose.  All of their economic damage is by design, it's a feature — not a flaw.  An example today is so demonstrative of that point, it's almost a parody.  Joe Biden's nominee for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a branch of the Treasury Department that polices some 1,125 banks, is a communist ideologue named Saule Omarova.  She is directly from communist central casting and literally from Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union.  Ms. Omarova graduated from Moscow State University in 1991, and Joe Biden nominated her for the OCC job in September.

My Fearless Predictions on What Happens Next.  Prediction One:  The Democrats won't get the economy on an even keel by 2024.  Democrats really need to crank up interest rates to curb inflation right now and flush all their stimulus and new entitlement plans away right now.  Any delay makes the inflation worse and puts the Fed in an impossible situation when it will really need to raise interest rates to kill inflation.  Just in time for the 2024 election.  Prediction Two:  The Democrats won't curb their CRT wokey crazies before 2024, and the American people will be fit to be tied by then.  In a way, I get why Democrats are saying that there's nothing to see here, no CRT in the schools.  They see their current woke initiatives as just noble activism that continues the fight against the age-old evils of patriarchy and racism. [...]

What I Saw At Our Southern Border.  Those in charge of our country are not interested in you or your grievances.  They're interested in one thing: fundamentally transforming this country and all but guaranteeing the demise of western civilization.  The shifting demographic of this nation will ensure that the United States of America as we know it will disappear.  Millions have invaded our country, possessing no allegiance to this nation or its history and as people with little in common are forced to live together, not even speaking the same language, cultural clashes will ensue.  Our government has ceased to perform its most basic function and we have simply been too lazy to notice or even care.  The total stand down at our border is symbolic of what is happening in the rest of the country.  The border, our nation's debt, the fracturing of our culture, and the decline in living standards are all tied together.  One trip to the border and you understand that the defund the police movement is simply an extension of the policy implemented at our borders.

Virginia Paves the Way for Trump's Return.  There has been a great deal of discussion of the widespread Republican victories last week, many of them belaboring the obvious.  Fundamentally, the United States is a political society based on personal freedom, a free market, and on democratically legislated and responsibly enforced laws.  The current administration's belief in virtually unrestricted immigration, higher taxes, authoritarian regulation — including COVID vaccine mandates, and a heavy redistribution of wealth from those who have earned it to those who have not — are all antagonistic to the ethos that the United States has had for all of its history.  In the circumstances, some sort of reversal was almost inevitable and is the off-year American electoral custom.  Those who were surprised by the Republican victory in Virginia and the near-dead heat in New Jersey had not recognized the extent of the affront to traditional democratic voters of the Sanders-woke-leftward lurch.

Must-see Tucker Carlson video about the cause of America's woes.  Biden is aware that he's failing, but rather than step away from the White House, he meekly does whatever his handlers tell him to do.  That's where security lies.  Unfortunately, his handlers are unchained ideologues.  A good government tries to benefit its people and ensure the greatest prosperity and happiness for the greatest number.  A government filled with ideologues is so focused on its utopian visions that it is willing to destroy the people to "save" them.  That's why, for example, that despite polls showing that over two thirds of Americans oppose reparations for illegal aliens, Biden's government is going forward with the plan.  For the ideologues, taking massive sums of money from struggling Americans to give to people who illegally entered our country is a means to achieve permanent Democrat political power and all the wonders it will bring.

Viewers [are] Complaining About Muted Crowd Noise On ESPN For Alabama-LSU Game, Possibly Due To Anti-Biden Chants.  The Alabama football team hosted the LSU Tigers for a Southeastern Conference contest at Bryant-Denny Stadium. [...] While many college students remain under the spell of their liberal and socialism indoctrination, the college football crowd is not the typical campus empty heads who are busy playing Hakki sack and smoking hemp.  These college sports fans tend to be red meat-eating Americans as their parents and alumni are.  They are not buying into fake news propaganda and it shows.  Chanting "F Joe Biden' has become a new patriotic American tradition.  It's not just at football games.  The phenomenon is growing and in just one month has spread to concerts, boxing matches, golf tournaments, marches, protests, and other public venues.

One Minute Before Midnight.  No one gets to tell you what your job is worth.  No one gets to tell you what you must allow into your body.  No one gets to tell you that you have no right to interfere with what they wish to "teach" your kids.  Period.  The Founders would alternately laugh and cry at this madness.  No one should be allowed to abridge your right to free speech, to defend yourself, or to believe and worship as you wish, and your conscience dictates.  No faceless, unelected bureaucrat should be allowed to essentially make laws that seriously impact your life.  And no one in power should be able to ignore, overturn or otherwise negate your vote.  (Those who preposterously pretend that there was absolutely no malfeasance in the 2020 presidential election are either complicit, ignorant, hiding behind a wall of deception, or insane.)

Why Progressives Ruin Democrats.  In 2019 Prince Harry and Meghen Markle, other celebrities, and CEOs flew private jets, which produce eight to ten times the emissions as flying commercial, and stayed in yachts at a Google conference in Sicily to discuss climate change.  In 2020, dozens of important policymakers around the world were caught violating their own covid regulations, and sometimes didn't seem to care.  When San Francisco Mayor London Breed was caught on video dancing at a packed night club without her mask on, she demonstrated no remorse.  Breed told a television reporter that she was just letting off steam and people should lay off.  Progressives wave away concerns of elitism.  Earlier this year, Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went, unmasked, to the swanky Met Gala, wearing a dress emblazoned with the words, "Tax the Rich," and surrounded by masked help, including a man subserviently holding the dress train.  Progressive "fact checkers" pointed out that somebody else paid for Ocasio-Cortez's $35,000 ticket, as though that made her behavior less elitist.

After last night.  The Virginia gubernatorial race was close — according to the most recent New York Times update this morning, the margin is now is 67,000 votes or 2.1 percent out of nearly 3.3 million votes — Glenn Youngkin appears to have beaten Terry McAuliffe beyond the margin of fraud.  Has Fox News called the race yet?  Every media outlet that calls races preceded Fox News in calling the race for Youngkin. [...] Youngkin's victory is in part attributable to the catastrophes of the Biden regime.  Steve Hayward anticipated the contribution of larger forces to the outcome in his New York Post column "Virginia goes right every time DC goes too far left."  McAuliffe recruited the leading figures in the Democratic establishment to come out on his behalf.  He called on Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, James Clyburn, Stacy Abrams, and teachers' union honcho Randi Weingarten to stir Democrats.  They succeeded in turning the race into a referendum on the Biden regime as well.

26 Democrats Ask Federal Agencies to Investigate if Texas Migrant Arrests Violate [the US] Constitution.  Democratic members of Congress are asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. attorney general to investigate whether arrests of migrants violate constitutional rights.  Over two dozen Democratic members have joined together to investigate "legal problems that have arisen out of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border security initiative to arrest and jail migrants on state criminal charges" reports Austin's local CBS station.  Specifically, the 26 Democrats sent a letter asking the federal bureaus to investigate Abbott's "catch and jail" immigration policy.  The representatives claim the policy violates the U.S. Constitution because of violations of state law and logistical problems that have resulted from the thousands of arrests.

Just How Bad Was Last Night for Democrats?  All politics is local, and there is nothing more local than your children and your wallet.  If the Democrats were smart, they'd be waking up this morning and figuring that out.  Virginia is right in the backyard of Washington D.C. and the national politics were not enough for the Democrats to hang on to a state they won by 10 points one year ago. [...] The Democrats were hoping for a lot last night.  They were hoping to show January 6, Donald Trump, alleged voter suppression, and racism would absolutely bring their voters out to the polls yesterday.  They were hoping they could win a race without Trump being in office or on the ballot.  They hoped that division and othering the opposition while not admitting to very real problems with their governance wouldn't be an issue.

The Media's Desperate Attempts To Protect Biden Spectacularly Backfire.  "Let's Go, Brandon" became a popular online meme after an NBC reporter was shown interviewing NASCAR winner Brandon Brown as the crowd behind them unmistakably chanted "[...] Joe Biden."  In an attempt to gaslight viewers on behalf of Biden, the reporter's response to the serenade was to utter:  "Brandon ... as you can hear the chants from the crowd: 'Let's go, Brandon!'"  Suddenly, that phrase started showing up everywhere, on T-shirts, in headlines, and across the internet. [...] So, by trying to protect President Joe Biden from the embarrassment of "[...] Joe Biden" chants, the media created an even more popular saying — one that can't be censored but gets the message out just the same.  Except, then they did try to censor it.  By taking down Gray's "Let's Go, Brandon" video — on the ludicrous grounds that it was spreading misinformation about COVID vaccines — YouTube and Instagram apparently helped propel the song's popularity and drive it to the No. 1 spot.  At least, that's what Gray thinks.  The New York Post quoted Gray as saying:  "Cancel culture doesn't work anymore.  It only works on people who are scared ... all it does is help me out.  Thanks, YouTube!"

Democrats don't want to admit why Biden is failing.  The RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight presidential approval trackers both say the same thing:  President Joe Biden has never been more unpopular with voters than he is right now, and he is growing more unpopular every day.  Asked to explain why Biden is so unpopular on Meet the Press today [10/31/2021], Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher noted that much of the slide in Biden's approval has come from young Democrats who "took to the streets and marched a year ago" and aren't interested in "roads and bridges."  "They were marching for justice and racial equality.  So we have to act on that."  Is that where Biden's support is slipping, though?  From Democrats who believe we haven't done enough about "racial equality"?  According to ABC News, Biden's approval rating has fallen furthest on three key issues:  "gun violence" (39%), Afghanistan (34%), and "the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border" (31%).

Portland Travel Group Says City Is Too Scary For Tourists.  Travel Portland is the name of group that promotes tourism to the city.  It describes itself as "a promoter and steward of this evolving city and its progressive values, which have the power to transform the travelers who visit us."  But Wednesday [10/27/2021] the group presented a report to the Portland City Council with some bad news.  The evolving city and its progressive values have become a big turn off to tourists.

PETA Urges MLB to Replace 'Bullpen' with 'Arm Barn'.  Animal rights organization PETA has called for Major League Baseball to "strike out" the word "bullpen" in favor of "arm barn" because, as the organization claims, the current term is a reference to a "holding area where terrified bulls are kept before slaughter."  "Words matter, and baseball 'bullpens' devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a press release.  "PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the 'arm barn' instead."

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[#1] If you don't like baseball terminology (or America), don't go to the games.  [#2] The overlap between PETA people and baseball fans is near zero, so the baseball announcers could have a field day with derisive mockery of this suggested destruction of our language and traditions.

Joe Biden is hopelessly out of touch with voters' priorities.  Inflation is at its highest level in decades.  Store shelves are empty.  The southern border is in chaos.  Hundreds of Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan.  China just tested a hypersonic missile.  Employers can't find workers to keep their businesses running.  No wonder more than 60% say the country is going in the wrong direction.  But don't worry:  President Joe Biden has a "National Gender Strategy" that will turn everything around.  The document, released on Oct. 22, is every bit as ridiculous as it sounds. [...] The agenda in the document is, at heart, the same tired laundry list of new government programs that the Left has been trying to force on the nation for decades using other specious justifications.  Nowhere does the "strategy" address inflation or the border crisis.  The only time COVID-19 is even mentioned is when the document asserts that no one has suffered more from the pandemic than "women and girls of color."  And that's not even true — the data indicate that men are more likely to die from COVID.

Democrats are right to be scared of backlash against critical race theory.  In Virginia, parents have realized what's at stake.  Public school enrollment in Fairfax County, one of the wealthiest in the country, continues to drop, even though schools have returned to in-person learning full-time.  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is rapidly losing support, especially among voters with K-12 children.  And that's because concerns about public education and the backlash against leftist efforts to keep parents out of it are organic, no matter how much Democrats would like them not to be.

'Keep parents out' sign
Pure Marxism:  McAuliffe Supporters Are Posting Signs Promising to "Keep Parents Out of Classrooms" as Campaign Winds Down.  Democrat Terry McAuliffe is currently in a tight race against Republican Glenn Youngkn in the Virginia gubernatorial race.  McAuliffe believes parents shouldn't be telling schools what to teach their children in the classroom.  And now as the campaign winds down McAuliffe supporters are allegedly putting out signs to "keep parents out of classrooms."  It's so over the top that it is almost unbelievable.  This would be something you'd expect to see in the former Soviet Union, not in Virginia!


Male Pregnancy:  The Greatest Miracle of All.  By now you may have heard of the left's latest insistence that we drop the expression "pregnant women" in favor of "pregnant people."  By using this phrase, they wish to emphasize that it is not only women who can conceive and carry children.  According to the woke, men can now also partake in the joys of pregnancy.  This is surely a remarkable position to take by those who routinely mock the virgin birth of Jesus as narrated by the New Testament.  As you may know, most of our science-oriented woksters think the notion of a woman conceiving by divine intervention is a completely ridiculous idea that could only be believed by a backward ancient culture.  And yet, these very same people have apparently no problem believing that a biological male can become pregnant.

The Evil Party.  From the eugenics in the early 20th century to Germany in the 1930s, nothing will dissuade a committed leftist from their objective. [...] In this country, they are in charge, but just barely.  A 3-seat majority in the House and a tie in the Senate they can break in their favor might as well be a landslide in their eyes.  They don't let decisively losing statewide referendums deter them from their objectives, why would they let slim majorities?  They fight to win, and when they lose they sue to overturn the will of the people.  Has there been a referendum in California they've lost they haven't sued over?  When Republicans have a clear majority, Democrats filibuster, shut down the government, and in states they flee to prevent legislatures from doing their jobs.  When even a fraction of that favor is returned — use of the filibuster — it's somehow a rekindling of Democrats' Jim Crow laws.  That is evil.

Moderate Democrats [are] all but extinct.  The Wall Street Journal wrote Tuesday [10/19/2021] that President Biden was making another attempt to salvage his stalled legislative agenda by meeting separately with progressive and moderate Democrats.  The next sentence was more telling:  The moderates were Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).  The progressives were too numerous to mention.  If you get the impression there are only two senators holding back the great flood of government waste known variously as "Build Back Better and the "human-infrastructure" package, you've got the whole story — as told by the Washington press corps.  For my money, the much more interesting angle, and far more important to the future of America, is what's going on with the other 48 Senate Dems.  All apparently are on board with the most expensive piece of legislation in history and are happy to be called progressives.

People [are] 'Angry' About Border, Inflation, COVID, 'Ludicrous' Biden Policies.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) weighed in on the [...] "Let's Go Brandon" movement sweeping the country Friday [10/15/2021] in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News.  "Let's Go Brandon," replied the Lone Star State governor when asked about the viral trend from the 50 yard line at the University of Texas's Darrell K. Royal Stadium.  "Let's Go Brandon" is the newer, more family-friendly version of the anti-President Biden slogan which was born after an NBC reporter embarrassingly misreported a NASCAR crowd chant earlier this month.  "It is happening because of the disastrous policies that are implemented by Joe Biden," explained Abbott.

We Got Here Because of Cowardice.  We Get Out With Courage.  A lot of people want to convince you that you need a Ph.D. or a law degree or dozens of hours of free time to read dense texts about critical theory to understand the woke movement and its worldview.  You do not.  You simply need to believe your own eyes and ears.  Let me offer the briefest overview of the core beliefs of the Woke Revolution, which are abundantly clear to anyone willing to look past the hashtags and the jargon.  It begins by stipulating that the forces of justice and progress are in a war against backwardness and tyranny.  And in a war, the normal rules of the game must be suspended.  Indeed, this ideology would argue that those rules are not just obstacles to justice, but tools of oppression.  They are the master's tools.  And the master's tools cannot dismantle the master's house.  So the tools themselves are not just replaced but repudiated.  And in so doing, persuasion — the purpose of argument — is replaced with public shaming.  Moral complexity is replaced with moral certainty.  Facts are replaced with feelings.

Team Biden is out of touch with the misery its policies inflict.  President Joe Biden's chief of staff brushes off record-high inflation and the supply-chain crisis helping fuel it as "high class problems."  It's a stunning admission of indifference from a well-connected multimillionaire — but just the latest example of this administration's cluelessness about Americans' suffering from its failures.  "This," Ron Klain emphasized Wednesday [10/13/2021] in quote-tweeting Harvard economist Jason Furman, who wrote, "Most of the economic problems we're facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems.  We wouldn't have had them if the unemployment rate was still 10 percent.  We would instead have had a much worse problem."  Fine:  The rising cost of everything from groceries to diapers to cars is no problem for Klain, who's worth between $4.4 million and $12.2 million.

Democrat Dog and Pony Shows Come up Short.  It isn't hard to point out the failures of Democrats.  They're so numerous it would be difficult to compile a comprehensive list of them.  But two recent political gambits by congressional Democrats are falling flat on their face.  Biden's SCOTUS Commission and the congressional J6 commission have completely failed in their purpose of hiding their incompetence in managing anything larger than a fundraising dinner.  Democrats successfully managed to whip their base into a frenzy over the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  It seems like ages ago now, but the #MeToo crowd that trashed Kavanaugh was nowhere to be found when Trump was able to nominate a second Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett, who was attacked for merely being a mother Democrats didn't like.

Perception is Not Reality.  Television ratings for sports, cable news, entertainment and children's programming are all nose-diving in direct proportion to the amount of agenda-driven ideology being pumped into the content.  No amount of denial, self-deception or spin among the left can change the fact that the public wholly rejects their nightmarish fever-visions for humanity.  What was once a subtle and nuanced bias in the media has become a sledgehammer of over-the-top propaganda, and the viewers are voting with their wallets and TV remotes to reject such indoctrination tactics.

White House Chief of Staff Is Not Worried About 'The Help' Dealing With Inflation.  If you are wonder whether the White House is concerned about the middle-class being impacted by massive increases in gasoline, high home heating costs, extreme food inflation and empty shelves...  Well, the message from White House chief of staff Ron Klain is very telling:  [Tweet]  Apparently feeding your family and making ends meet is a "high class problem."  The elitism and disconnect from the average American always shows up when you look at DC democrats writ large.  They always talk down to those they view as 'the help'.

Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium?  There is now much talk of a new American red state/blue state split — and even wild threats of another Civil War.  Certainly, millions of Americans yearly self-select, disengage from their political opposites, and make moves based on diverging ideology, culture, politics, religiosity or lack of it, and differing views of the American past.  More conservative traditionalists head for the interior between the coasts, where there is usually smaller government, fewer taxes, more religiosity, and unapologetic traditionalists.  These modern Byzantines are more apt to define their patriotism by honoring ancient customs and rituals — standing for the National Anthem, attending church services on Sundays, demonstrating reverence for American history and its heroes, and emphasizing the nuclear family.  Immigration in fly-over country is still defined as melting pot assimilation and integration of new arrivals into the body politic of a hallowed and enduring America.  While red states welcome change, they believe America never had to be perfect to be good.  It will always survive, but only if it sticks to its 234-year Constitution, stays united by the English language, and assimilates newcomers into an enduring and exceptional American culture.

Backlash could force Democrats to rethink IRS 'snooping' provision.  Congressional Democrats, concerned over lukewarm public enthusiasm for their massive social welfare spending package, may be forced to modify a tax-raising provision that has prompted a significant backlash.  A plan to provide the IRS with access to individual bank accounts with balances as low as $600 may end up significantly modified or even dropped altogether amid opposition from lawmakers and trade groups who say it would infringe on privacy and create significant liability for financial institutions as well as add new costs for consumers.

There Are A Lot of Brandons.  The beauty of "Let's Go, Brandon" is how it not only captures the utter contempt that America has for our alleged president, who is currently polling about as well as Michael Moore would be among Golden Corral managers, but how it captures what is either unbelievable cluelessness among the media, or unbelievable mendacity.  Probably some of both.  NASCAR driver Brandon Brown [...] was being interviewed by NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast.  Now, NBC is [...] perhaps the most full of it of all networks even in a universe that, for some reason, includes CNN.  The crowd in the background begins a chant.  It's a chant that is sweeping the nation, heard at college football games, rallies, and wherever patriots are gathered.  It's not "Let's go, Brandon." [...] Everyone hates Joe Biden, and this spontaneous chant is a symptom of the disease infecting his poll numbers.

Revolt of the masses:  The left has overplayed its hand.  I think the left is realizing it has a tiger by the tail.  The people are getting uppity.  Parents are assailing school boards over critical race theory and transgender madness.  So much so that the Biden Justice Department is sending out the FBI to investigate whether, as the National School Boards Association bombastically charges, some parents are guilty of "domestic terrorism and hate crimes."  Boy, it's lucky for those BLM/Antifa rioters in 2020 that they refrained from badmouthing teachers and school officials while torching the cities.  Their "peaceful protests" might have been investigated.  Meanwhile, former Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Clinton bag man who is running again for his old job, stated, "I'm not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions."  He added, "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."  This stuff ticks off parents, and GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin is taking full advantage.  He is running ads accurately depicting Mr. McAuliffe as an authoritarian, anti-parent elitist.

De Blasio ruthlessly jeered at NYC Columbus Day Parade.  Mayor Bill de Blasio just discovered a whole new world of people who can't stand him.  Hizzoner was ruthlessly jeered at Monday's Columbus Day Parade, where several members of the crowd shouted obscenities and insults at him as he made his return to the yearly Italian American celebration.  [Examples omitted here for brevity, among other things.]  Last year, de Blasio sparked outrage from his fellow Italian Americans when the city public school system scrapped Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous Peoples' Day.  Also in 2020, de Blasio was excluded from New York's major Columbus Day event.  The head of the Columbus Citizens Foundation told The Post that the mayor was not invited to speak at the virtual event after the cancellation of the in-person occasion due to the pandemic.

McAuliffe Calls Parents 'Racist' and CRT 'Made-up,' but Refuses to Define It.  How hard up is Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at this point?  He took a beating from his opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin, in the last debate, particularly over the issue of parents having a say in their children's education.  McAuliffe got into deep trouble, saying, "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."  He then got into more trouble the next day trying to defend that indefensible statement when he said, "You don't want parents coming in, in every different school district saying this is what should be taught here and this is what should be taught there."

Dissident Rebels Adopt 'Let's Go Brandon'.  Comrades, the command and control authority are struggling to find a way to block "Let's Go Brandon", claiming it is a forbidden coded message from the rebel alliance.  Apparently people who value liberty and freedom have adopted the expressive term, and the innocuous nature of it makes it problematic to censor.  [Video clip]

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Justin Trudeau mocked after using '2SLGBTQQIA+' acronym.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being mocked on social media after he published two posts that mention the latest woke iteration of an acronym for people with different sexual identities — 2SLGBTQQIA+ — which some likened to an encrypted password or "headbutting the keyboard."  "People across the country are lighting candles to honour Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who are missing or have been murdered.  We must continue to work together, raise awareness, and advocate to end this ongoing national tragedy.  #SistersinSpirit," the prime minister posted to Facebook and Twitter on Monday, referencing the Sisters in Spirit vigil, which honors women of specific racial or sexual identities who are missing or have been murdered.  The number and letter '2S' in 2SLGBTQQIA+ includes people who identify as "Two-spirit," referring to someone who identifies as having both a masculine and a feminine spirit.  It is used by some Indigenous North Americans to describe their sexual identity.

The Left hates self-sufficiency.  Classical Marxist socialism was based upon a presumed revolt of the working class.  Interestingly enough, in the more than 100 years since Marx, there has never been a single revolt of the working class in a capitalist country — not one.  Why?  Because in capitalist countries, the working class has it too good.  Workers have no reason to revolt.  In fact, in capitalist countries, workers aspire to improve their lot until they themselves become members of management or business owners.  And such economic advancement is readily available to all who are willing to work hard, devote many hours of time, save and invest money, and accept and mitigate risk.

If Politics Are Downstream From Pop Culture, Then What is FJB Telling Democrats?  Andrew Breitbart famously said that politics was downstream from pop culture.  Andrew's ability to engage any audience that generally didn't care about politics, while displaying the Machiavellian manipulators in a way that was brutally effective, made him an enemy to those who avoid sunlight.  What we are seeing amid college football games, and recently any venue where a large audience is assembling, is really quite remarkable.  The cultural shift within the modern political sphere was triggered by Donald Trump; his election was the biggest middle finger to the elites, and ultimately the scale of his support amid a global population that was disenfranchised is why they needed to eliminate him.  The leftist Marxist's have power.  However, their unquenchable lust for power, specifically showcased in their COVID-19 reaction, has put them in a place where they are in power but losing the cultural argument.

The Wife Beater In Chief.  [Scroll down]  This administration is openly pummeling the people it should be accountable to, and I fear the nation is being conditioned to believe that they deserve no better.  We are told by *President Husband that we shouldn't complain that he leaves the back door unlocked (to the southern border) every night.  Despite all the people who help themselves to our property, resources, and land.  He tells us that we are the ones who are the problem — simply because we want to sleep in peace and not be taken advantage of.  Another on his team — a guy running for Governor in Virginia — tells us we have no real right as a parent to know what our kids will be taught in schools.  Others within their fold want our kids to report on us if we say or do certain things that they deem inappropriate[.]  They gaslight us when we ask about national security and they demand unquestioned loyalty as it pertains to their judgement of which groups of radical Muslims they let in. [...] Speaking of gaslighting — they do this all the time!  They tell us that there is no such thing as inflation even though basic household needs like lumber and copper were over 400% higher in price since his arrival in the White House.

Democrat push to expand government, inject race alienates 2022 swing voters, polling shows.  Newt Gingrich, who crafted the Contract with America that upset Washington's political status quo a quarter century ago, has quietly been conducting one of the most extensive polling operations ever of swing voters ahead of the 2022 election.  His takeaway:  Democrats' big government, race-focused and America-disparaging agenda could bust the fragile coalition that put Joe Biden in power last November.  His polling, shared with Just the News, shows Americans overwhelmingly think the United States is the greatest county in history, prefer free-market capitalism to big government socialism, reject the premise of critical race theory that skin color is a predeterminant to success, and oppose defunding the police.  In other words, Democrats have overreached with an agenda that this week alone will put $4.5 trillion in government expansion on the table in Congress with a series of critical Biden agenda votes.

New York Times publishes redesigns of the American flag, Twitter mockery ensues.  The New York Times published an opinion essay on Tuesday that imagined new designs for the American flag, some of which emphasized divisions and decline in the country.  "The American flag is a potent piece of national iconography, but its design shifted frequently until the early 1900s.  What if it were redesigned today?  We asked artists and graphic designers to try," the Times wrote.  "Some are functional designs, others artistic renderings; some represent America as it could be, others how the artist sees the country now."  One design from Andrew Kuo shows a flag split into four rectangles with one square consisting of red and white stripes while the other three are solid blue, yellow, and green rectangles.  According to the artist the red stripes represent the past, the white stripes represent the future, while the solid colors represent "untapped potential," "repairing systemic racism," and "taking care of our planet."

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[#1] Obviously, the people who publish the NYT hate American traditions and want to destroy them all.  [#2]  I doubt if one American citizen out of ten thousand cares enough about "taking care of our planet" to alter the design of the U.S. flag to express such concern.

The Democrat party no longer shares values with Catholics.  For a half-century and more, [the Democrat party of the United States] has co-operated with those who were willing and often eager to undermine and eventually destroy the classical American family — that is, the married two-parent family, the social unit that, according to Catholicism, is the building block of any society.  When I was young (I'm very old now), marriage was thought to be the proper location for sex, for child-bearing, and for child-rearing.  Now, thanks to Democrats and their morally liberal supporters, marriage is often looked on as a charming antique. [...] Catholicism regards abortion as a kind of homicide — or as Pope Francis said recently, murder.  Democrats, diametrically opposed to the Catholic view, see abortion as nothing less than the exercise of a "fundamental human right."  Only the other day, every Democrat but one in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that will, if it becomes law, give federal statutory protection to almost any imaginable abortion up 'til the moment of birth.  This diametric opposition of views is not limited to abortion.  It is also found with regard to homosexual practice.  Democrats consider this practice to be a fine and splendid thing, at least for those who are "born that way" — so fine and splendid, in fact, that it deserves to be at the center of a new and honorable kind of marriage.  Catholicism, on the other hand, considers homosexual practice to be a grave sin, a contrary-to-nature perversion.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe Makes Enormous Blunder at Virginia Governor Debate.  Last night [9/28/2021], Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin debated again as part of the race to be the next governor of Virginia. [...] During the debate, typical positions were staked out, but when the topic of what's being taught in schools came up, McAuliffe made an enormous blunder.  The clip is still going viral this morning.  [Tweet with video clip:  Terry McAuliffe:  "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."]  On what planet should parents not be directly involved in what's being taught to their children?  It is parents who elect schoolboards or elect the officials who appoint them.  Kids are not wards of the state, not yet anyway, and it's jarring to see someone who wants to be governor of a fairly large state pronounce that parents should have no say in whether educators feed their children garbage or not.  Youngkin should have this playing on repeat in every single ad he puts out over the next month before the election.

Glenn Youngkin Goes for the Jugular After Terry McAuliffe's Stunning Declaration on Public Education.  Though it's laughable that Clinton Democrat Terry McAuliffe keeps trying to portray himself to Virginia voters as a "woke" moderate with the all-important backing of so-called "leading conservatives" like Never Trumper Bill Kristol in the state's closely-watched gubernatorial race, what's not in any way funny is what he declared last night during his debate with Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin on the issue of public education and parents' roles in what their children are being taught.  As we reported earlier, McAuliffe and Youngkin were sparring over state education guidelines on transgender students, what's appropriate to teach children in public school classrooms, and if parents should be notified when lesson plans will include sexually explicit content when a visibly agitated McAuliffe told a persistent Youngkin that "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."  For those who missed the moment, watch:  [Video clip]

Liberal Parents Raise Young Child Without A Gender, Make HIM Wear Girl Clothes, Play With Girl Toys.  This is Zoomer.  Zoomer was born a boy.  How do we know?  Because he was born a boy, that's how.  Zoomer was also born with two liberal leeches attached to him.  These liberals were Zoomer's parents and refused to acknowledge Zoomer's born gender identity and instead called HIM they and them.  They also made Zoomer play with both boy and girl toys as well as wear dresses and male clothing, just in case Zoomer was a born drag queen or something.  At age 4, Zoomer figured out he was a boy and this was a big moment for his not-so-bright parents.  [Video clip]

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The War on Veterans.  Brown University, the prestigious Ivy-League college in Rhode Island, has an ROTC corps on campus, but they are not allowed actually on campus.  You read that right.  For whatever reason the future officers of America that come from Brown are not allowed to actually be on campus.  How about the town of Medford, Massachusetts?  The Socialist mayor of the large town north of Boston, Breanna Luengo-Koehn is putting forth legislation to stop war veterans "5-point preference" for civil jobs like Police departments and fire departments.  Luengo-Koehn is giving the 5-point preference to people of color citing "The preference for veterans is not compatible with our social justice agenda[.]"  When the veterans service officer for the town spoke up, he was removed from City Hall by police escort and is now on leave pending an ordered "Psychological evaluation[.]"  Oh yes, the crazy veteran narrative.  In 2009 and 2021, United States veterans were classified as a threat to national security by the Department of Homeland Security.  A leaked document from DHS in 2009 outlined veterans as "Susceptible to recruitment from right-wing extremist groups[.]"  It caused so much outrage that DHS Security Janet Napolitano had to apologize to veteran groups in a press conference from the White house.  Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have gone to great pains to point out that 30 of the members of the January 6 trespassing event were veterans and government needs to do more to "Root out extremists in the ranks[.]"

Dem wants non-citizens to vote in NYC elections: 'If people have a problem, they should move'.  There can be no mistake that Democrats want to see as many illegal immigrants as humanely possible flow into the United States.  Common sense and logic dictate that there's no other answer as to why the Biden administration is allowing over 200,000 migrants a month to illegally enter the country.  With well over one million illegal immigrants having entered this year, and the total approaching two million, the question is why would this be a priority for the party?  Democrats seem hellbent on granting amnesty to those in the country illegally, with the belief that many of these unskilled migrants will vote blue, giving the party what would be a deciding influx of millions of new voters.  It may be decades before they lose another national election.  But some lack the patience for the political machinations to play out here and simply want to change the laws to allow non-citizens to vote.

Protesters Shout Down Al Sharpton's Press Event at Texas Border Bridge Camp.  The Rev. Al Sharpton toured the makeshift Haitian migrant camp situated under the local international bridge Thursday.  At the conclusion of his visit, Sharpton attempted an impromptu press conference.  His remarks were cut short after protesters shouted him down until choosing to leave the site.  In the video, a visibly frustrated Sharpton can be seen trying to speak to media.  Shouts from the crowd of mainly residents included the phrases "go home," "get out of Texas," and "our Border Patrol are heroes."  Attendees eventually crowded the reverend's entourage as they exchanged words — prompting a quick departure.

Cruz: South Texas Democrats Threatening to Leave Party over 'Open Borders'.  Wednesday [9/22/2021], during an appearance on FNC's "The Ingraham Angle," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Democrats in South Texas, which he explained was a long-time Democratic Party stronghold, were weighing leaving the party over the Biden administration's handling of the U.S.-Mexico border.  Cruz also said that as long as the Biden administration refused to apply the law, the problem would worsen. [...] "Most of the local elected officials in South Texas are Democrats, and that's long been a Democratic area of the state," Cruz continued.  "I got to tell you, every elected Democrat I met with was so horrified by what's happening at the border.  They said to me over and over again, they said, Listen, if the Democratic Party is the party of open borders, count me out.  I can't support this."

Democrats Are Watching Helplessly as Their Influence Over Florida Is Destroyed.  Florida was once considered a battleground state, but whatever influence the Democrats had over the Sunshine State is swiftly disappearing as issue after issue plagues their efforts to gain momentum and their footholds are disappearing for the first time ever.  According to The Hill, Democrats are facing a myriad of issues such as a fundraising gap a mile wide when compared to the Florida GOP.  This is on top of the fact that the voter registration advantage that they've held for years has effectively been destroyed, going from 700,000 more registered voters in the state to just 23,551 over the course of 2008 to today.

Idle hands do the devilish Dems' work.  The hardest working states, as measured by WalletHub, are predominantly Republican.  The lowest 10 in the rankings are mostly run by Democrats.  Probably not a surprise since they were lavish with unemployment benefits and other work disincentives.  Democrat-run states and cities rarely score well in various quality of life ratings.  Notably, the U-Haul ranking of states by migration growth shows that people are fleeing blue states for red states, usually for economic reasons.  They intend to work hard and benefit from the fruits of their labor.  The dignity and sense of purpose that accompany hard work can be tied to long-lasting happiness — which conservatives enjoy more than liberals — versus the fleeting, instant gratification the ingordigious lefties pursue.

Politico: Biden's domestic agenda [is] near collapse — and Dems know it.  A trillion here, a trillion there, and sooner or later people start noticing the math doesn't add up.  Enough people have noticed this about Joe Biden's expansive and expensive domestic agenda to put the entire enterprise on the verge of collapse.  And Democrats know it, Politico reports, but are too torn to stop what appears to be inevitable: [...] As pointed out in my earlier post, Biden has suddenly gone from team leader to albatross in the midterm fight.  His approval polls have sharply tanked ever since the debacle in Afghanistan, making it even more difficult to get moderate Democrats behind Biden.  The big question now is whether Biden can rebound from it, or whether this becomes a Hurricane Katrina confidence-crisis cascade.  That may depend in large part whether national media outlets choose to keep providing Biden cover on the abandoned Americans in Afghanistan, but if hostage situations arise, that will become an impossible task.

Newt Gingrich has a plan for regaining Congress.  Newt Gingrich, the one-time history professor whose insights in 1994 about the American electorate helped Republicans gain control of the House for the first time in 40 years, thinks he's got a plan that will return Congress to Republican control in 2022.  His research has revealed that there are multiple unifying issues that concern all Americans and that Republicans are the ones with the more appealing platforms regarding those arguments. [...] According to Gingrich, there are 16 issues that bind Americans together.  Indeed, 85% of voters are in accord as to these issues, with only a left fringe opposing the majority viewpoint.  The most obvious issue is defunding the police, which Americans strongly oppose.  The most interesting thing Gingrich and his team discovered while working with Larry Kudlow, is that Americans haven't really bought into socialism, although they think they've been alienated from capitalism.  However, if you frame the two political systems by talking about liberty versus big government, people suddenly view them differently.

The Masking of the Servant Class:  Ugly COVID Images From the Met Gala Are Now Commonplace.  From the start of the pandemic, political elites have been repeatedly caught exempting themselves from the restrictive rules they impose on the lives of those over whom they rule.  Governors, mayors, ministers and Speakers of the House have been filmed violating their own COVID protocols in order to dine with their closest lobbyist-friends, enjoy a coddled hair styling in chic salons, or unwind after signing new lockdown and quarantine orders by sneaking away for a weekend getaway with the family. [...] But as is so often the case, the most disturbing aspects of elite behavior are found not in what they have prohibited but rather in what they have decided is permissible.  When it comes to mask mandates, it is now commonplace to see two distinct classes of people:  those who remain maskless as they are served, and those they employ as their servants who must have their faces covered at all times.  Prior to the COVID pandemic, it was difficult to imagine how the enormous chasm between the lives of cultural and political elites and everyone else could be made any larger, yet the pandemic generated a new form of crude cultural segregation:  a series of protocols which ensure that maskless elites need not ever cast eyes upon the faces of their servant class.

Democrats Continue to Lose Ground in Texas as Hispanic Voters Turn Their Back on the Left.  The blue wave that the left said was going to hit Texas continues to recede further and further back as numbers continue to show Democrats losing ground in the Lone Star State.  According to Texas Monthly, Starr County is turning red by leaps and bounds with Republicans showing up in droves and increasing their presence by the triple digits while Zapata County is seeing red for the first time in decades.

Left-wing ideologues on 20th anniversary of 9/11: The Capitol riot was worse.  Give it a rest, just for one day.  Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the day Islamic terrorists brutally murdered nearly 3,000 Americans, some of whom were crushed by the collapsing World Trade Center towers while others fell to their deaths or were burned alive.  It was a somber occasion, leaving many as angry as they were sad.  However, not everyone treated the anniversary with the gravity it deserved.  Indeed, rather than pause their partisan activism for even 24 hours to mourn the dead, or at least allow the victims of the attacks to grieve in peace, certain left-wing activists continued this weekend to attack their conservative neighbors.  Some even saw the 20th anniversary as a perfect opportunity to draw a straight line between the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and 9/11.

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Amid Disasters at Home and Abroad, Biden White House Staffers Busy Choosing 'Magic Spirit Animals'.  They call them "public servants," although that usage is a bit quaint in this age of staggeringly corrupt, self-serving politicians, and it's good to know that Biden White House staffers are hard at work, doing everything they can to improve the lot of Americans and protect our nation and its allies.  Politico reported Tuesday that "some people in the Biden administration are huge Harry Potter fans" and are spending a lot of time choosing "magic spirit animals" for themselves.

Rep. Nancy Mace:  All House Democrats Voted Against Survey Of Weapons Left In Afghanistan.  Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) noted on Wednesday [9/8/2021] [...] that every Democrat on the House Oversight Committee voted against her proposal to survey the equipment and weapons abandoned in Afghanistan by the Biden administration.  Mace said she proposed an investigation of the national security implications of military equipment abandoned by the U.S. government in Afghanistan in her capacity as a member of the House Oversight Committee.  She introduced a legislative amendment to utilize "a very nebulous line dealing with $25 million" to "invest and look at what [military equipment]" was given up in Afghanistan.

The Biden Administration Announces an End to Its Legislative Agenda.  Effectively, the Biden Administration is signaling to all parties involved that it no longer has any interest in attempting to get legislation through Congress.  Instead, it will simply fight through the use of executive actions that are almost certainly going to be challenged in the courts and fail.  They cannot get even the most basic parts of their agenda through Congress.  Biden himself is so underwater in the polling and in the eyes of his peers that he has no political clout to speak of.  His policies are being stopped by Joe Manchin, a member of his own party, who is more concerned with his voters and his re-election chances than he is pushing the party's agenda.  And that, by the way, is a clear sign that the Democratic Party, not the Republican Party, is falling apart at the seams.  When your party is in power, you have some leeway to push the party agenda even if your voters don't like it.  But if you can't even get a single piece of your legislative agenda through Congress because of a member of your own party, you're in serious trouble.

Biden gets hostile welcome in NJ touring damage caused by Hurricane Ida.  President Biden on Tuesday [9/7/2021] traveled to New York and New Jersey to tour areas struck by deadly flooding from Tropical Storm Ida, but he received a hostile welcome from some North Jersey residents who heckled him and flashed middle fingers.  Biden repeatedly attributed the flooding that killed at least 50 people last week — 13 of them in New York City — to climate change as he pushed his $4.7  trillion infrastructure and social spending bills.  A Manville, NJ, man interrupted Biden's message by shouting, "Resign, you tyrant!" as he toured a devastated neighborhood.  A pool report said the heckler was standing with a Trump flag in his front yard.  Reporters positioned between Biden and the irate local said the president did not react to the taunts.  Other pro-Trump protesters had greeted Biden's motorcade along its route through North Jersey.

New Jersey locals heckle 'despicable' Biden as he tours neighborhood wrecked by Hurricane Ida floods.  President Joe Biden visited New York and New Jersey on Tuesday [9/7/2021] to view flood damage from Hurricane Ida that killed 52 in the Northeast — and had to endure angry hecklers as he sought to provide comfort to suffering families.  Biden also warned that the nation was now experiencing extreme weather in 'real time' and once again pitched his infrastructure plan as a way to rebuild, saying scientists are warning 'this is code red.'  Biden met with state and local leaders and planning to tour devastation in the area, just days after the visiting storm-ravaged neighborhoods near New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast.

Utility Workers In Louisiana Show What They Think Of Biden As His Motorcade Pass Them By.  President Joe Biden visited Louisiana to survey damage from Hurricane Ida, after almost a week of the deadly storm ravaging the eastern half of the United States.  The President met with local leaders, surveyed some of the storm's damage and delivered remarks in LaPlace.  He also participated in an aerial tour of some of the communities hardest-hit by the storm and met leaders in Lafourche Parish. [...] But what the mainstream media failed to show is the fact that Louisiana's citizens don't like Biden at all.  One video that was sent to us a few moments ago shows Louisiana utility workers doing the same thing that Biddeen did to the American people as Biden's motorcade pass them by.  [Video clip]

Louisiana Utility Workers Turn Their Backs On Biden as Motorcade Drives By.  [Another source for the video clip above]

It's a Movement:  Chanting Against Biden and They're Not Holding Back.  Demented grandpa is not a good look when it gets Americans killed.  The veil that the media had placed over Biden suddenly got ripped off for a lot of people and they saw what a deficient leader and human being he truly was — for a lot of people who may not have been looking closely before.  The media may try to spin for him in the future but it's going to be hard to stuff that genie back in the bottle, especially when he continues to fail to address the ongoing issues.

Biden's free fall.  Biden's approval ratings are in a free fall, with good reason.  Pluralities disapprove of the president's performance, based on the RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight polling averages. [...] Here are a few reasons, in no particular order:
  •   The Afghanistan fiasco and the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport killing 13 American soldiers and at least 90 Afghans;
  •   Failure to end the COVID crisis despite the gift of safe and effective vaccines former President Trump provided him through Operation Warp Speed;
  •   The crisis on the southern border, which Biden brought upon due to his reversal of Trump administration policies;
  •   High levels of crime in major cities across the U.S. while at the same time his progressive allies promote far-left ideas like defunding the police and Critical Race Theory;
  •   A disappointing August jobs report due to the administration encouraging welfare over work — only 235,000 jobs were added to the economy in August, far off the estimates of 728,000 or more.; and
  •   Inflation and record debt due to out-of-control spending, which is getting pushback from even some in his own party.

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Florida diner that posted note refusing service to Biden voters is forced to close after it SOLD OUT of food.  The Florida diner where the owner posted a sign turning away Joe Biden voters after 13 US troops were killed in Afghanistan has had to shut its doors — because so many people called to buy meals for veterans that the small business ran out of food.  'I've gotten so many people calling me from all over the world, from Europe, trying to purchase meals for veterans, which I still haven't been able to organize,' said Angie Ugarte, who posted the sign in the window of the DeBary Diner in the central Florida city of DeBary.  'I think that the veterans will be fed for the rest of the year at the rate I'm getting donations.'

Biden's America-Last Administration:  U.S. Aid Will Keep Flowing to Taliban.  The war is lost, but no one is going to be held accountable and the same blinkered woke dopes are in charge.  In fact, the one whose very name is Blinken, the secretary of State, explained Monday how the Taliban could gain the "international legitimacy and support" that is obviously such a high priority for them, and explained that even if it didn't become the Leftist woke paradise of Blinken's imagining, the American money will still flow.  Of course.  It always does.  Blinken claimed risibly that henceforth, the America-Last administration of Biden's handlers would be guided by a concern for something that has never appeared on its list of priorities up to now:  "our vital national interests."

Dem Congresswoman Blocks Names of 13 Dead Service Members from Being Read on House Floor.  On the heels of what sounded like a disastrous meeting between President Joe Biden and family members of those killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul last week, GOP members of Congress said that one of their Democratic colleagues blocked the names of the 13 deceased service members from being read on the floor Tuesday [8/31/2021].  While members of one Gold Star family walked out of a meeting with President Joe Biden before he even got a chance to speak with them, one Democrat shut down Republican veterans who wanted to read off the names of those lost.

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The Democrats want this story to be stuffed down the News Media Memory Hole as soon as possible.  Any commemoration of the 13 service members would not help that effort.

A Baby Boomer Explains What's Wrong with Millennials.  If you're over 50, you might remember occasionally seeing small children throw temper tantrums in public, 25 or 30 years ago, and wondering what those kids would be like when they grew up.  Well, now you know. [...] [M]ost young people these days seem to desire two things above all else: to live in a socialist utopia and to become internet millionaires — completely oblivious to the reality that those two pipe dreams cancel each other out.  Entrepreneurship requires free markets, which is why there are no hipsters happily blogging away for six-figure salaries in Caracas or Havana coffee shops.  Clearly, we're talking about a bunch of overgrown preschoolers who have been so coddled and protected all their lives that they have no idea what it means to live in the real world and are frightened by their occasional glimpses of it.

Who will take the fall for Afghanistan?  One of the Marine Corps principles of leadership is to accept responsibility for your actions.  In most Western cultures, those who fail spectacularly then resign.  Traditional Japanese military culture demanded that those who failed commit suicide out of shame and honor.  In modern Democrat party political culture, there is no true individual responsibility for one's own actions, either in public or private life.  Everything that goes wrong is either someone else's fault or society's fault.  It's a victimology cult.  A hollow, ritualistic statement of "the buck stops here" is then usually accompanied by the non sequitur of blaming someone else.  This is what President Biden did yet again in recent days.

Not Incompetence:  Afghanistan and Globalism.  Democrats' actions are motivated by their goals.  If we understand their goals, then their actions should be clear.  Trump was the first serious Republican president who rejected globalism and believes in the nation-state — America First.  That's why Democrats not only hated him, but felt entitled to do anything and everything, legal or illegal, to stop him.  Democrats were laser-focused on removing Trump from office, by waging an unprecedented daily media campaign against him, using our Intelligence Community to spy on him, impeaching him twice, and even fraudulently winning the 2020 elections.  With Trump, globalists and socialists now fear his 75 million supporters.  They have become the new obstacle.  That explains the intense hate campaign to tarnish them as racists, "white supremacists," and dangerous insurrectionists against the state.  Democrats and their media are not looking for the truth or to dialogue with the Trump side over the pros and cons of globalism.  Democrats want to keep their goals covert because if they're open about their plan, the majority of Americans will reject it.

The Real Reason Democratic 'Moderates' Are Revolting Over the Biden-Pelosi Agenda.  The moderates don't trust Pelosi to keep her word on passing the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate two weeks ago at the same time as the House agrees to consider the budget bill.  It's a delicate dance that Pelosi is trying to choreograph, with the radicals not trusting her to deliver on the massive budget bill and the moderates not trusting her to keep her word on voting for the infrastructure deal.  Indeed, if the massive spending bill is passed by the House, many of the radicals wouldn't see the need for an infrastructure bill.  Conversely, the moderates don't want to be stuck voting for the hyperpartisan spending bill without the infrastructure bill.  It would be the kiss of death in swing districts, and it would be a major selling point for any of their Republican opponents.  Both groups feel they've been doublecrossed before.  Now, it's degenerated into a trillion-dollar game of chicken.

Afghanistan eats Joe and Nancy's pork.  On the night before Afghanistan collapsed, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and all the bigfoot Democrats were in the catbird seat.  Their $4.5-trillion stimulus package was in the bag with both houses of Congress, and all that was left was the vote.  Now things have changed. [...] The $1-trillion "infrastructure" bill, along with its Bernie Sanders-crafted $3.5-trillion "reconciliation" bill, are falling apart fast.  The Associated Press is making no bones about it.  Nancy Pelosi is begging her own moderates to play ball, and time is running out.  Nine Democrats are vowing to withhold votes, likely because they are hearing from voters, and Pelosi can afford to lose only three.

In Mandatory Training, CA Faculty Union Leader Says There's Nothing Good About 'White' Culture.  During last week's two-day mandatory "antiracism" training for members of the California Faculty Association leaders went just a bit further than many Critical Race Theory sessions — including laughing over the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.  The union, also known as CALFAC, is the exclusive collective bargaining agent for all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system, including lecturers, professors, counselors, librarians, and coaches.

Biden's epic Afghanistan debacle:  here's what it means for the Dems' progressive agenda.  How can anybody defend abandoning the strategically critical Bagram Airfield in the dead of night, gifting to our enemies untold amounts of armaments, and not preparing for the evacuation of tens of thousands of Americans?  How can anyone say it's OK for the French, Germans and British to send forces into Kabul to rescue their own people while U.S. troops are told to stand down?  Heads should roll, but under the insipid and gutless guidance (not leadership) of Joe Biden, they will not.  Instead, his Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Vice President Kamala Harris serve as props, standing literally if not figuratively behind the president as he struggles to answer questions from a suddenly inquisitive press corps.  The only remotely positive aspect of the epic disaster unfolding in Afghanistan is this:  all Americans — indeed, the entire world — have now seen the real Joe Biden, and will now question the president's credibility and capability.

A Call to Action.  [Scroll down]  Independents and moderates don't like this any more than we do.  They understand that Democrats destabilize our democracy when they flout the law, disregard the Constitution, or defund the police.  They see the hypocrisy in opening the border with no restrictions for COVID, criminality, or skills, yet closing it to Cubans or Afghans escaping real persecution.  They fear being silenced by the Army of the Woke or petty authoritarians using COVID to curtail their freedoms.  They're revolted by demands to end racism with racism and nullify all of education and history, achievement and progress in the name of white supremacy and privilege.  They justifiably recoil when activists co-opt their children's mental health with fanciful notions that something humankind has always taken for granted, is a choice along an ever-changing gender continuum.

The Afghanistan Debacle is Exactly What the Left Wanted.  There's not much to say that hasn't already been said regarding Biden's unconditional surrender to the Taliban, and it's only the first week.  Bookshelves will be filled with analyses of these events, and we won't understand their full ramifications for decades.  My two cents, for what they're worth, are that the left doesn't consider the fall of Kabul and the betrayal of our allies to be a tragedy.  Rather, this is deliberate foreign policy strategy, and it's right on track.  The pattern is clear for those who wish to see.  Simply put, the left thinks America is not only evil, but irredeemably so.  Hence, any policy, be it foreign or domestic, that weakens our nation-state should be pursued, the goal being that the nation-state will eventually corrode to the point of collapse.  They don't care that the hollowed-out dystopia will be long past its desirability for subjugation, so long as they get to be in charge.

DeSantis: Biden's 'Letting Afghanistan Burn,' 'Obsessed' with Taking Away Parental Rights and Forcing Kindergartners to Wear Masks.  On Wednesday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said President Joe Biden is "obsessed with having the government force kindergartners to wear masks all day in school" and "obsessed with taking away parents' rights" while he's allowing Afghanistan to fall apart.

CNN Analyst Argues Against Rescuing Americans Outside Kabul Airport.  You snooze, you lose.  Let 'em rot.  That was essentially the message CNN counterterrorism analyst and former CIA operative, Phil Mudd was sending the American citizens and Afghan allies that couldn't make it to the Kabul airport because they're too scared to risk going outside or live in other parts of the country.  His comments were so shocking that they even took Prime Time host Chris Cuomo by surprise during Wednesday's show.  Mudd's callous comments were preceded by him trying to downplay how much of a disaster President Biden's leadership had been.  He even suggested we wait two to three YEARS before we make a full assessment of what happened with the withdrawal.

The Dystopia Of Progressivism.  Welcome to the new America — the United States of Dystopia:  open borders, massive increases in government, reckless spending, crushing debt, demonized and defunded police, coddled criminals, cancel culture, identity politics, censorship, and socialism.  America is becoming unhinged.  Who should we blame?  One immediate candidate is the progressive wing of the Democrat Party, which now controls the beltway bureaucracy, the White House, most of Congress, and the mayors and councils of our urban ghettos. [...] And now the progressives want to change America by opening borders, defunding police, emptying jails, increasing debt, suppressing speech, and revising history.  Already, too many potential Democrats are crossing the border, irrespective of COVID, trafficking and, the fentanyl accompanying them.  But Cubans, unlike Central Americans, are not welcome since they tend to vote Republican.  Our cities burn and innocent citizens are shot, but the police who serve and protect must be demonized and jails emptied, because disorder is preferable to order whose maintenance is the first duty of sound government.  Suppressing speech is not progress.  Yet Leftists routinely defame their opponents as 'racist,' 'sexist,' 'misogynistic,' 'homophobic,' 'xenophobic,' 'fascist,' or 'deplorable,' using demagoguery reminiscent of Senator Joseph McCarthy to drown out speech with which they disagree.

Storm Clouds For Biden.  For the first time in quite a few years, prices for staple items are rising rapidly, and with the federal government borrowing and spending at a record pace that trend can only accelerate.  People aren't happy about it: this Fox News poll finds that 70 percent of respondents consider grocery and gasoline prices to be a hardship for their families, with 29 percent considering them a serious hardship.  Further, 79% say "the federal government's economic policies" are responsible for rising prices, with 49 percent considering them "very responsible."  To be fair, respondents also blame the coronavirus — not sure how that works — and "the regular ups and downs of the economy."  But as prices continue to rise over the next year, more and more fingers will be pointed at Joe Biden and the Democrats.

Autonomy for Red America, Part 1.  The events of 2020 revealed this leftist turn against free expression had reached the non-tech parts of corporate America, as well.  During the summer's Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, millions of Red Americans watched in helpless horror as nearly every large company they'd encountered or patronized — including most of the most ubiquitous companies long assumed to be apolitical — rushed, in a moral panic, to signal their fealty toward BLM and the most radical racial politics.  In fact, the larger the company (and the larger their base of customers likely to oppose the corporate virtue signaling), the more likely they were to release denunciations of American society as rife with "white supremacy," and to make donations to radical racial, anti-white charities.  These decisions startled many who believed that large corporations were loath to insult the sensibilities of half of their customers, and indicated that, finally, political ideology had trumped the bottom line.  In other words, Red Americans saw that these companies no longer wanted their business.  More than seventy-three million of them voted for Donald Trump in 2020, in no small measure as a defiant protest against what they understood to be a threat to their way of life that is larger than politics.

Meet the White House's new vaccine 'influencer'.  Remember Pajama Boy, the onesie-clad man with hot chocolate who was hired by Obama White House allies to get young people to buy the Obamacare and its 'narrative'?  Well, now it's Benny Drama.  He's the new pop face of the Biden administration's bid to persuade the public to get vaccines. [...] When I first saw it, I wondered if it was some conservative parody.  But nope, it's real, complete with Jen Psaki in her general unpleasantness, serving as a foil for the act.  That moves us on to what it is — an ad for the Biden administration, targeted at young people, supposedly through satire.  But as satire, it falls flat because the Biden administration hiring a person like this is perfectly believable.

The White House Actually Hired This Freak To Socially Influence Kids To Get Vaccinated.  The White House has apparently hired an Instagram influencer who goes by the name Benny Drama.  Clad in a Thom Browne seersucker shorts suit, Kooper storms the White House to make some calls, deliver some coffee, and, of course, create some content.  After popping in to say a quick "Hey" to POTUS, Kooper goes on to assist White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki with a variety of tasks, including booking a nail appointment — not that she'd asked for one.  "It's called initiative," he says.  [Video clip]

Today's Democratic Party Has Evolved into a Progressive Politburo.  Recent political events that have unfolded over the past year have revealed a disturbing pattern of an identity politics-fueled progressivism, evolving from its once distasteful authoritarian impulses, towards a more sinister version, that increasingly exhibits totalitarian proclivities.  From the tactics used to coerce or extort corporate compliance with the policy preferences of progressives to the current struggle to inculcate public school children with the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT), in word and deed, progressive ideologues are mirroring the tactics used by the former Soviet Union to crush all political opposition and exact compliance with their divisive ideology.  The political tactics of progressive partisans, carried out and nurtured through the political institution of the Democratic Party and its subsidiary organizations, including the higher education establishment, the media, and now in corporations, have become overweening, ruthless, acrimonious, and unapologetically extreme.

Washington Post:  Biden's Migration Policy Is 'Politically Toxic'.  President Joe Biden's border disaster is "politically toxic" for Democrats, according to the Washington Post's editorial board. [...] In reality, the semi-open border policy is powered by the self-serving and very deliberate political alliance of progressives and investors.  That same alliance can also explain the Washington Post's narcissistic and minimal coverage of migration economics.  But that rational alliance is dangerous to the Democratic Party's traditional goals because the public is deeply opposed to wealth-shifting, wage-cutting economic migration.  One symptom is a deep internal split in the Democratic Party, which is largely hidden by the media's refusal to cover migration's pocketbook impact.

Congressional Dems' Own Polls Show Them Tanking.  It looks as if Democrats just now realized there's an election next year.  After months of repeated appeals from pollsters, consultants, and former officials, Congressional Democrats finally appear to be hearing the warnings that their party and their message is not resonating with voters.  But with the party still firmly in the grip of radical progressive politicians and donors, Democrats may have already sealed their fate for 2022.  According to a new poll commissioned by the party's own campaign arm, the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, Democrats are trailing Republicans by 6 points on a generic ballot among likely voters in swing districts.  Those results, particularly on the economy, which 55% of respondents said they did not trust Democrats to handle, have rightly alarmed Congressional Democrats.  One Democratic member was quoted as saying that the numbers looked "pretty dismal," while Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) said bluntly "we're not breaking through."

Independent Voters Have Absolutely No Reason to Support Biden, and the Polling Shows It.  [Scroll down]  The problem for Joe Biden now is that the voters who went with the supposed safer and saner bet are no longer sure of their vote.  The proof is in the numbers that came out earlier this week.  Biden currently stands at 53 percent approval, which is too close to that 50 percent mark this early in an administration.  Both Politico and The Hill, in reporting on the poll, point to COVID-19 as the primary concern, but as my colleague Brandon Morse mentioned in the above link, the economy very likely has something to do with it as well.  Not to mention the reporting we're seeing coming out of various school districts where the independent voters are parents who are rejecting far-left critical race theory in their childrens' schools, the teachers' unions fighting to keep schools closed, and many other far-left cultural battles the super progressives of the Democratic Party are very vocally pushing.

A grandiose Rep. Cori Bush says the quiet part out loud.  We've all known about this quiet part:  It's the one that says that high-level leftists, the ones who want to take our cars, air conditioners, heating, health care, travel rights, and money, do not have to abide by their own rules.  Rules are for the little people and, when it comes to Bush's need for personal security guards while she's defunding your police, Bush is happy to explain why she's special.

Rep Cori Bush Throws Tantrum on Live Air Defending her $200k Security Force While Simultaneously Calling to Defund the Police.  During an interview on Thursday with CBS News, Democratic Representative Cori Bush went on one of the most insane rants on live air while defending her $200,000 security force while simultaneously calling to defund the police.  Over the past week, Bush has been sleeping outside of the Capitol to protest the end of the eviction moratorium due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In response to the stunt, Bush has been called a hypocrite considering she has spent tens of thousands of dollars on private security while calling to defund the police.  During the interview with CBS, anchor Vladimir Duthiers urged Bush to respond to the criticism.

Biden to unveil stricter emissions standards for vehicles, exceeding Obama-era regulations.  President Biden will unveil sweeping new regulations on cars and trucks on Thursday, returning America over the next five years to the strict standards that the Obama administration had imposed but former President Trump walked back.  The proposed rules drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation would tighten emissions standards to be more in line with aggressive measures established by California in 2019, but which Mr. Trump had blocked.  On mileage rules, automakers also will be required to raise their average miles-per-gallon score of their fleets by 3.7% starting with the model year 2023, which would include cars sold next year.  That standard also had been proposed by California.

Why Trump Still Terrifies the Democrats.  One of the residual effects of last year's chaotic election is the palpable fear of former President Trump that still haunts the Democrats. [...] The actual source of Democratic trepidation can be found in their lackluster performance in the 2020 presidential and congressional elections combined with Trump's clear intention to become very much involved in boosting Republicans in next year's midterms.  First, a reality check concerning the 2020 election:  Biden didn't win a popular vote landslide as the Democrats still claim.  According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) totals, he won 81,268,924 of 158,383,403 ballots cast.  In other words, 77,114,479 people voted for Trump or one of the third-party candidates.  That nearly 49 percent of the voters cast ballots against Biden, despite the unprecedented support he received from the media and Big Tech cannot fail to worry rational Democrats.

Democrats Panic as Latinos and Asian Voters Leave The Party.  While the Delta variant of COVID is making headlines, Joe Biden is attempting to shore up support from minority voters, a normally solid Democratic voting bloc, in advance of the upcoming midterm elections.  Biden and White House aides are meeting with key figures in the Latino, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, reports the Washington Examiner.  These are two demographics that Biden and Democrats have been warned they can't take for granted in 2022, says former Democratic consultant Christopher Hahn.  "I believe they did in 2020, and it almost cost him the election," Hahn told the Washington Examiner.  Hahn is the host of the podcast Aggressive Progressive.  Donald Trump made huge gains with Latinos and Asians in 2020.  And that swing, if it continues, threatens the Democrats' electoral prospects.

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If Latinos start voting Republican en masse, you can bet the Mexican border will be sealed up as tight as the Berlin Wall.

Wake Up, RINOs!.  The Democrat party has always had radical elements.  But up until 2001, the party had mostly kept them at bay.  In that year, surrendering to their insanity, they welcomed the guidance of radical leftists — and the purges began.  With primary challenges, the leftists began driving moderates from the Democrat party.  They even forced Joe Liebermann out of the party — and he had been their vice presidential candidate in the election of 2000.  A mere 20 years after that devastating election loss, the likes of Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar are now the soul of the party.  The Democrats no longer share any meaningful common ground with Republicans.

Incompetence + Arrogance = Woke.  In the last 18 months, we have seen most of our major institutions go woke and spend considerable amounts of time, capital, and labor on what might be called "commissarism."  Yet in their zeal to rectify society in general and sermonize, virtue signal, pontificate, and perform to the public, many institutions are increasingly failing at what they were established to do.  Of course, public servants have long suffered the "Bloomberg effect" — focusing on misdemeanors to virtue signal competence as penance for failing to solve the existential crises.  If you cannot clear New York City of snow in a timely manner, then lecture the trapped on everything from global warming to the dangers of super-sized soft drinks.  Yet wokeism is a bit different since it now pervades our societies as a pandemic of its own.

The Three Horsemen of the Bidenapocalypse.  Catering to the party's far left has poised the Democrats over a cliff from which I see no soft landing.  Without backing off, they've lost the favor of the nation.  But backing off will fracture the party and cost it its most fervent leftist wing — indeed, its most strident supporters are already demanding more.  Biden's popularity sinks more every week and Harris's is not much better.  Rasmussen reports the latest poll shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden's job performance.  Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.  The two polls on Harris's favorability last week show her disapproval ratings edged out the approvals as well.

Joe Biden's failing first crisis.  It's difficult to find many Americans who aren't frustrated with Biden.  A solid majority, 55 percent, told pollsters from ABC News they are pessimistic about the direction of the country in the next 12 months, with only 45 percent saying they are optimistic.  The survey represented a dramatic swing of 20 points since May, when two-thirds said they were optimistic.  The findings are stunning given that much of the media, especially the Times, has treated Biden with kid gloves for the first six months of his presidency.  But the protection racket can't hide what people see with their own eyes.  The inflation tax at the checkout line and gas station is inescapable, as is the two-year crime and murder surge around the nation.  On those two bedrock issues and so many others, the White House seems either incompetent or impotent.

Why Would Any Cuban-American Ever Vote for a Democrat Again?  [Joe Biden] doesn't listen to average people.  He and his ilk are much more heavily influenced by well-known celebrities and others who have spent their lives supporting the Castros.  A group of them crowd-sourced by a leftwing organization called "The People's Forum" placed a full-page advertisement in The New York Times on 22 July demanding that The Hologram end the Cuba embargo (while remaining completely silent on the government crackdown on the Cuban protestors):  [Tweet]  Check out some of the signatories:  Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Daniel Ellsberg, Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, etc.  Socialists, Communists, radicals, fellow-travelers, reprobates, fools.  But then these are the people with and to whom Democrats socialize and listen, not regular people.  I would wager that the vast majority of them voted for The Hologram and The Cackler, too.

Now There's Absolutely No Doubt It's Over for Joe Biden.  The trend among likely voters in the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll is clear.  It appears the flip-flop on CDC mask guidance is rubbing Americans the wrong way.  For the last three days, total disapproval has been over 50%, and the approval index between those who strongly approve and strongly disapprove has been -13, -16, and -15.  These ratings accompanied announcements about requiring vaccines at the Veteran's Administration and other federal agencies.  This poll is a valuable tool to detect trends because it uses a consistent methodology to assess the feelings of likely voters.  Rasmussen picked up the daily presidential poll when Gallup abandoned it during the Obama administration.  Biden's approval rating has not been above water since February 15, 2021, when it was at 53%.

Irony, Absurdity, and Dishonesty — The Democrat Party's Playbook.  I have watched while the Democrat Party, its partisans in state-controlled media, and their ever-so-virtue-signaling but absurdly never-self-aware politicians have had just about everything they say and do "boomerang" on them and hit them square in the noggin.  I cannot have been the only guy to have observed this spectacle and have been, well... gobsmacked.  Please pardon me for the sarcasm inherent in the commentary, but the issues and actions presented are just over-ripe for it and are pristine targets for sarcasm and scorn.

Democrats Rank Biden Above Lincoln, JFK, and FDR.  You won't be too surprised to learn that Obama is worshiped by Democrats as the living incarnation of the messiah of hope and change, ranking higher than all of the presidents of the past, but you may be slightly more surprised to learn that Biden comes in second.  Yes, Biden has joined the ranks of the immortals, topping JFK, Lincoln, and even FDR, who once had his own cult of personality.  Bill Clinton breaks even with George Washington, but Biden is only second to Obama in this new grand revisionist history in which America was born out of slavery in 1619, the police came into being to catch slaves in 1962, and Biden is the second greatest American in human history.  When you hate America and its history, you really will believe anything.

Democrats No More.  In the old days, Democrats had predictable agendas, supposedly focused on individual rights, the "little guy," and distrust of the military-industrial-intelligence complex.  The Left, often on spec, blasted the wealthy, whether the "lucre" was self-made or inherited.  The old-money rich were lampooned as idle drones. [...] Almost every liberal cause was couched in terms of "The First Amendment" — whether it was the right of shouting obscenities, viewing pornography, or bringing controversial speakers to campus.  The Supreme Court was sacred.  Thanks to the holy, liberally packed court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, enlightened, progressive justices supposedly restrained the harebrained ballot initiatives of hick right-wing populists.  Once upon a time, leftist congressional officials investigated the CIA and FBI nonstop. [...] Politicians like Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bill and Hillary Clinton railed against illegal immigrant "cheap labor" that "drove down" American wages.  That was then; this is now.

Onslaught: Psaki Finds Herself Under the Gun on Covid Cases, CRT, Hunter Biden, Masks.  Following a day off due to President Biden's CNN town hall in Ohio, Thursday's White House press briefing gave us another welcome surprise as Press Secretary Jen Psaki found herself under the gun from not just Fox's Peter Doocy, but a variety of reporters on issues such as Covid cases inside the administration, Critical Race Theory, Hunter Biden's artwork, and masking.  Just as her colleague Weijia Jiang called out Hunter's sketchy arrangement on July 9, CBS chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes hammered home the fact that he's "going to be able to meet with prospective buyers at two art shows where his paintings are going to be on display" and thus asked Psaki if that would go against "the goal of keeping him in the dark about the buyers...to prevent even the appearance of undue influence."

Joe Biden and his administration are attacking us, and they're not even being secretive about it.  Rather than trying to subvert our truth-seeking journalism surreptitiously, the Biden White House is announcing their attacks as if it's a point of pride.  In fact, the White House is so proud of its anti-conservative offensive that Joe Biden's communications director Kate Bedingfield went on MSNBC this week to directly identify their target.  "There are conservative news outlets who are creating irresponsible content that's sharing misinformation about the virus," she said.  Bedingfield didn't say that conservative news outlets were lying or publishing falsehoods because we aren't.  Instead, she said our content is "irresponsible" because we dare to point out the contradictions, obfuscation, and misdirection presented by Dr. Fauci and other "experts" who expect Americans to follow them blindly and without question.  To the Biden White House, questioning their party line and reporting the whole story in order to let our readers make up their own minds is irresponsible.

Swing Country:  Rural Dems run from party.  A growing swath of House Democratic candidates says the party needs to radically improve its heartland appeal to have any hope of keeping power in Washington.  With control of the House and Senate on the bubble, many ambitious Democrats — from the South to the Midwest to the Rockies — are running against their own national party's image.  After four years of listening to President Trump, many rural voters are reflexively distrustful of progressive solutions to everything from the pandemic to infrastructure.  In a 3-min. ad for his Senate campaign, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio never says he's a Democrat.

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This is not unusual.  I used to work at a TV station.  Part of my job was to watch commercial breaks as they aired, especially political ads, to be sure that the entire 30 seconds aired as scheduled, without any technical glitches.  I noticed years ago that political candidates rarely mention their party affiliation in their TV ads.

Axios: Anyone else notice Dems running away from their party?  Has the Democrat brand gotten so damaged already, as Axios' Alexi McCammond suggested this morning, that their incumbents have to run away from it?  It depends — mainly on location.  The first case in point, and perhaps the most obvious, is this three-minute campaign pitch from a man who contended at one point for Speaker of the House.  Note well what dog doesn't bark in this ad from Tim Ryan:  [Video clip]  As one can see, Ryan first put this out in late April — three months ago — in a bid for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat in Ohio.  Ohio has gone sharply Republican over the last few cycles, and perhaps even more sharply populist.  However, McCammond notices that Democrats in other states are distancing themselves from the party's label, and more importantly from the messaging of its leadership.

Pausing a minute to consider the damage leftism does to America.  We are no longer in a world with people to the left and right of a normal center.  The Democrat party, in its effort to bring about Marxism without pushing purely economic myths, has embraced criminals, open borders, bureaucratic corruption, and out-and-out insanity about gender and race.  Those Americans who claim to be non-political, who don't like either party, who thought Trump was vulgar, who claim Joe Biden isn't really senile — they need to look around and decide if the result of letting Democrats take charge creates an America in which they want to live and that they want for their children and grandchildren.  And if they dislike the crime, population shifts, corruption, racism, and perversion, they need to get off the sidelines and act.

'Squad' member Cori Bush, a 'defund the police' advocate, recently spent $70,000 on private security.  Missouri Rep. Cori Bush spent nearly $70,000 on private security over the past three months as she advocated for defunding the police, campaign filings show.  Bush's campaign sent $54,120.92 in payments between April 15 and June 28 for "security services" to RS&T Security Consulting, a New York-based firm with a mysterious online presence, Federal Election Commission records released Thursday show.  The Democrat's campaign also paid $15,000 to Nathaniel Davis for "security services" over the same time period.  The $69,120 in security payments accounted for more than a third of Bush's $197,000 in campaign expenditures during the second quarter, the FEC records show.  It's also nearly double what her campaign spent on private security during the first quarter of 2021.

Why would any American oppose America First?  Why would any American hate America First policies?  Why would American politicians despise America First?  Why would someone born, raised, and rearing children in America not want America First?  What is wrong with putting the needs, wants, security, and future of your own country first, ahead of others?  Why would any American want to diminish the potential of their own country and thus its citizens and thus his family for the sake of elite globalists who ignore the average American at every turn?  Why put the globalists' ambitions ahead of hardworking families who only want better for their own kids than they had for themselves?

Election Day 2022 will be Independents' Day.  A July 7-8 Reuters/Ipsos poll, which reported only on independents who approved of Biden's job performance, put that approval at 44 percent.  If this negative trend with independents continues, Democrats could face strong headwinds in 2022 as they try to maintain their slim majorities in both the House and Senate.  The White House and congressional Democrats have focused on Biden's overall job approval numbers to bolster their case that the president and his progressive policies are popular with the public.  They're right that Biden remains just above 50 percent in most polls, a function of his Democratic base support.  Republicans, for the most part, were never with him.  What they aren't talking about, however, is what appears to be Democrats' looming problem with independents.

Immigration 'amnesty' could be career-ending vote for Senate Democrats:  Poll.  As the Senate, nudged along by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, moves to include immigration for millions of illegal immigrants in an infrastructure bill, new polling shows it could be a career killer for several Democrats up for reelection next year.  Data provided to Secrets by the Federation for American Immigration Reform found most blame President Joe Biden for the border crisis and that a large majority believes that providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the legislation would only make the crisis worse.  One early draft of the infrastructure bill would put $150 billion to immigration policies, including the path to citizenship.

Leftists have a racist, divisive, and ultimately nihilistic view of America.  Congresswoman Cori Bush recently tweeted that July Fourth is a holiday celebrating White people's freedom only.  Her tweet is part of the radical left's effort to take over America.  It ignores that, while America struggled with slavery in its founding, it endured a horrific Civil War to end it and experienced a robust Civil Rights Movement to realize the Declaration of Independence's promises.  We are faced now with a choice between the vision of Karl Marx or that of the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln, and Walt Disney. [...] Bush, a former BLM activist, has revolutionary intentions.  Any fool knows that what she said is hogwash.  She is merely providing a smokescreen for Antifa's and BLM's rioting and violence.  Their blatant goal is to use violent revolution to overthrow the American government and install a communist dictatorship.  She is not alone.

Fleebag Texas legislators become figures of fun.  Texas's Democrat legislators, who dramatically fled the state to prevent a quorum on a vote for a voter-integrity law, had it all worked out beforehand that they'd be hailed as heroes for democracy. [...] Start with the flight:  They got on their flight together and posed for a group selfie, but forgot some important details.  One was that they weren't wearing masks, despite dictating it for others.  Two was that the private flight seems to have been paid for by a Lebanese hedge fund manager, which if true, makes it even more gamy.  Three, it was a private plane, and these people hector us on global warming.  Four, alert Internet sleuths spotted a big box of Miller Lite beer taking up one of the seats and drew their own conclusions.

Texas Democrats prove how little they think of democracy.  One of the things Democrats like doing when they win is to rub everyone's nose in that victory.  In January 2009, Republicans wanted to discuss Obama's stimulus package.  Obama couldn't be bothered.  "I won," he said.  Discussion over.  In 2021, although Democrats barely hold power in Congress, with a 50-50 balance in the Senate and a bare 9-person majority in the House, they plan to remake America.  However, when Democrats are the minority, they abandon the process entirely — which is what Texas Democrats did, running away on a beer-stocked, gas-guzzling private jet to kill a voting rights bill.  The background to the story is that the Texas Legislature, which currently has a Republican majority (18-13 in its Senate and 83-67 in its House), is poised to pass a voting reform bill.  As with similar bills across America, the point is to ensure that the people voting have a legal right to vote and are, in fact, who they claim to be.  The most contentious issues for Democrats are cleaned-up voting bills and, especially, photo ID.  The problem is that most Americans support photo ID.

Most Black People Oppose Olympic Protests Like Gwen Berry's:  I&I/TIPP Poll.  When hammer thrower Gwen Berry decided to protest the national anthem at an Olympic trials event last month, she raised the prospect that athletes will try to use the Tokyo Olympics to disparage their own nation.  If they do so, they will get precious little support at home.  The latest I&I/TIPP poll finds that the public overwhelmingly rejects athletes showing disrespect for the American flag at international games.  The poll found that 79% of the public say it's important "for professional athletes to publicly respect the American flag on the international level," with 60% saying it is "very important."  Just 16% of the adults surveyed think it's not important.

The Week In Review.  On the Fourth of July, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) stated via Twitter, "The Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal.  Equal to what?  What men?  Only white men?"  Not to be outdone, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) tweeted the same day, "When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they're referring to is for white people." [...] Throughout the week, Rep. Bush was repeatedly referred to as a member of "The Squad."  When did that happen?  I thought The Squad was four members:  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).  Did the other four vote Bush in?  If so, was it unanimous?  Just curious.

The radicalization of the American elite against liberalism.  The elites, increasingly sequestered within one political party and one media monoculture, educated by colleges and private schools that have become hermetically sealed against any non-left dissent, have had a "social justice reckoning" these past few years.  And they have been ideologically transformed, with countless cascading consequences.

Explaining the Full Armor of God to an Ignorant Media.  When Ron DeSantis, Florida's conservative Republican governor and likely presidential candidate, said recently we need to put on the "full armor of God," the media looked at him like he was crazy — or from another planet.  But his supporters gave him a standing ovation.  As secular liberals, most of the press have no familiarity with the phrase, its origins, theology, or importance.  They are bigots against religion and unschooled in what used to be the norms of American life, churches, and culture.  The press and nearly our entire elite ruling class, in academia, sports, politics, media, business, and culture are biblically illiterate and have no idea what the Jar of Nar (John 12:3) refers to; where the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) led or who travelled on it; or even what happened in the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46).

Is America still a Great Power?  Looking at the state of America through the lenses of patriotism and conviction of destiny, the outlook looks precarious if America is to maintain its great power status.  The American Left, for example, has joined a global movement in the West centered in self-loathing or hatred of one's own country.  Thus, we see plans like the 1619 Project, which was designed from the outset to utilize the history of slavery in America to create a degraded narrative of America's founding and the shared history of its citizens.  This agenda persists with the continued disrespect to the American flag and our national anthem.

It's Official:  Patriotism Is Conservative — and Bad.  This has been building for some time now, but it's finally out in the open:  To be overtly patriotic and show public support for the American flag is now a sign of conservatism.  Not the longstanding traditional "good" conservatism of small government, fiscal discipline, and a strong military.  No, these days, to be a flag-respecting, America-first patriot is to reveal oneself to be a white-privileged, Trump-supporting, LGBT-phobic, terminally non-woke ignoramus of the lowest kind.  Rehabilitation from such a position is impossible in the eyes of the enlightened Progressive.  In the current social climate, to be patriotic is a permanent brand of both cultural illiteracy and personal ignorance.

Dems are losing the multiracial working class on basic lifestyle issues.  The Democrats have a problem:  They have run away from their core voters.  And they are beginning to notice and worry.  Lefty blogger Kevin Drum noted this recently.  He observes that Republicans have moved slightly to the right, but Democrats have moved way, way to the left on social issues.  Drum says he is "personally happy" about the Democrats' move left.  But he is worried, because while the Democratic Party has moved hard left, the voters it relies on to attain power haven't.  Thus, in the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump — despite being called a white supremacist and a Hispanic-hater by all the mainstream media — picked up black and Hispanic votes.

Tennessee and Georgia Need Real Republican (Conservative) Governors ASAP.  It has been said of the Democratic Party that its leaders and rank-and-file all act in unison despite whatever differences they might have.  This has become so extreme it appears to have morphed into a reconstituted Marxism under new "progressive" nomenclature like "anti-racist."  "Liberalism," as we knew it, barely exists anymore.  The opposite is said of Republicans who are and have been a collection of individualists, going off in different directions, often to their own detriment.  That's not entirely true.  The Republican rank-and-file increasingly tend to work together toward a common end, the preservation of liberty and capitalism.  It's an unfortunate number of their leaders that seems mired in self-interest and traditional backroom politics out of synch with their supporters.

Squad member says Fourth of July is about freedom 'for white people'.  Democratic Rep. Cori Bush disputed the Fourth of July's message of independence on Sunday, saying the holiday only represents freedom "for white people."  "When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this:  the freedom they're referring to is for white people," Bush, a member of the left-wing "Squad," wrote on Twitter amid celebrations of the 245th Independence Day.  "This land is stolen land and Black people still aren't free."  "We know what our own freedom looks like," Bush wrote hours later in a follow-up tweet.  "End the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment.  End the War on Drugs.  End police violence.  End health care, housing, and education apartheid.  WE are the experts on our own liberation.  And we won't stop until it's won."

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The blacks want a separate Independence Day, a separate national anthem, trillions of dollars in reparations for slavery, no consequences for black crime, anti-white racism in public schools, anti-white discrimination, and centuries of "affirmative action" programs.  They stoke race-based resentment wherever possible, trying to permanently divide the country.

The Democratic Party is Naked and Afraid.  While the "defund the police" movement is unpopular with the American people, so too are other Democratic positions and policies.  A recent Rasmussen poll found that "a majority of Americans are against women having to compete against biological men in athletics."  Despite this, the Democratic Party continues to advocate for this unpopular policy.  In that same Democratic caucus conference call Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) stated, "we need to not ever use the word socialist or socialism ever again."  I agree, because the Democratic Party isn't a socialist party today, but is more accurately defined by Marxism and totalitarianism.  But Spanberger's remark reinforces what I believe — America is still not a majority socialist, Marxist, or communist country.  America is still mostly conservative — the so-called "silent majority."  This silent majority is waking up, as evidenced by the increasing pushback against critical race theory, for example.

When Leftists Say They Love 'The Constitution,' They Don't Mean The Real One.  Earlier this month, a task force within the National Archives, which is responsible for stewarding our nation's original founding documents like the Declaration, released a report declaring its own rotunda, where the documents are displayed, to be structurally racist.  It called for "trigger warnings" around the displays as well as "reimagining" the rotunda to "dialogue" about the "mythologization" of the founding.  Many Americans are rightfully indignant at seeing their country and its founding principles belittled and ostracized in ways big and small like this.  Some are also wondering where it came from.  Why such a sudden and dramatic rejection of basic American ideals?  Can't we all agree on the Declaration of Independence?  This rejection of the American founding didn't come out of nowhere — it's been brewing and building for over a century.  Leftists who engage in this kind of faultfinding do have a constitution to which they proclaim fidelity, and which they believe should rule America.  It's just not the original Constitution.

Marvel celebrates July 4 weekend by having Captain America say American dream 'isn't real'.  Marvel Comics is celebrating Independence Day by having the iconic hero Captain America tell readers that the American dream "isn't real."  The first issue of "The United States of Captain America" by writer Christopher Cantwell sees Steve Rogers, the famous red, white and blue "Avenger," lament the nation's "white picket fence fallacy."

Is she watching the Antifa rioting when Trump was inaugurated, or the false flag operation on January 6?
Claire McCaskill starting 'new family tradition' of re-watching Capitol riot footage every July 4.  MSNBC political analyst and former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Friday she and her family will start a new tradition this Independence Day by re-watching footage of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  The Missouri Democrat said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that The New York Times's new video, "Day of Rage:  An In-Depth Look at How a Mob Stormed the Capitol," will become standard viewing at her family gatherings every July Fourth.  "We're going to start a new family tradition in my family," Ms. McCaskill said, according to a clip flagged by Grabien Media.  "On the Fourth of July and every Fourth of July going forward, we're going to watch that video that The New York Times put together of Jan. 6."

Obama and the Broken Nation He Made Come Of Age.  Barack Obama turns 60 over the summer.  The AARP cover with Barry posing next to a basketball and a shelf of bestselling non-fiction books he hasn't read can't be too far away.  Once the symbol of youthful hipness, the former boss of Hope and Change now lectures "young people" on what they should be doing.  His legacy is being carried forward by 78-year-old Biden and the 81-year-old Pelosi.  That's above the average age of 80 of the House Dem leadership.  The average age of the Biden cabinet is two years older than President Trump's cabinet.  The gerontocratic technocracy uses AOC as its younger foil, but she's been a stalking horse for Bernie Sanders who will hit the big 80 in the fall.  The big donors behind the American Left are even older with George Soros due to hit 90 the same month Obama gets to 60.

Democrats Get Some Really Bad News as Normal Americans Wake Up.  [Scroll down]  Meanwhile, on issues like illegal immigration and reparations (among other "social justice" crusades), there is no coming back for Democrats.  They've gone all-in and there's no stuffing the genie back in the bottle.  If they crack down on illegal border crossings, they'll lose their left flank.  If they continue the status quo, they lose the suburban center that previously killed Republicans in 2018.  Further, the pushing of racial essentialism and critical race theory is turning off a lot of people who see it as divisive pseudo-science.  Republicans are also most trusted on bread and butter issues like the economy and crime, which are things that more often than not decide elections.  Again, I don't see how the Democrats rebound on that front either.

Radical left crazies openly cheer cop killer on social media.  As if the things going on on the left couldn't get crazier, a slew of social media characters are posting cheer to man who cold-bloodedly shot a cop in the head in Daytona Beach, Florida. [...] The dynamic we see now though is not just comparable to Antifa and the Black Panthers.  It's actually one that is similar to that of spray shooters.  The maniacs do an awful act, and the Internet minions, often anonymous, cheer and egg them on, making them feel good about their crimes.  That happened with the freak who shot up the synagogue in Poway based on Jew-hate, and now it seems to be moving to cops.  The cheers are not only vile in themselves, making the criminal feel important, the other thing is that they have potential to prompt new attacks on cops as some new loser decides that he too can go from "zero to hero" with the copycat urge among this bunch is very strong.  That's how things work with spray shooters.  Now we see it with sworn cop-killers, it's a social dynamic.  Facebook does nothing to stop this so far as we know.

Buckle Up, Democrats.  The Biden Border Backlash Is Coming, and CRT Will Make It Worse.  While President Joe Biden may want to distract Americans from the border crisis and downplay the threats of Marxist critical race theory (CRT) and inflation, Americans know better.  Most Americans recognize the border crisis as a serious issue, blame Biden's policies for exacerbating it, and say Biden should return to former President Donald Trump's policies on the border.  Americans also worry about the threat of inflation and oppose CRT in schools.

Harvard poll: 80% see border disaster, want Trump closure restored, reject teaching critical race theory.  The Biden administration is failing big time with its inability to control illegal immigration, adding it to one of several issues that could doom Democrats if left unchecked.  In a new Harvard/Harris poll, an overwhelming 80% said that illegal immigration is a serious issue and one that needs more attention than what President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris are giving.  What's more, 68% said that signals from Biden's White House are encouraging illegal immigration, and 55% believe that former President Donald Trump's border closing policies should have been left in place.

Democrats — Not Republicans — Are The Radicals To Worry About.  Wikipedia has a long entry on the "radical right," but nothing on the "radical left."  Los Angeles Times reporter Jackie Calmes has a new book out subtitled "The Radicalization of the Republican Party."  CNN's Brian Stelter says that "Experts warn about the radicalizing power of right-wing media networks."  The list is endless.  Enough!  This is the mother of Big Lies!  Every day, it is the Democratic Party that is pushing an agenda more radical than yesterday.  Its agenda is comprised of critical race theory, defunding police, open borders, socialism, nationalized health care, a federal takeover of elections, extremist environmentalism, packing the Supreme Court, killing the filibuster, the Green New Deal, cancel culture.  None of these gets majority support in this country.  This isn't just a small slice of the Democratic Party, either.  Poll after poll shows that it is those who identify as Democrats who are way out of the mainstream.

Jen Psaki Contends the Remaining $1.6 Trillion In Unspent Pandemic Relief Funds Are 'Minimal'.  The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is attempting to track the federal pandemic relief money as it gets spent.  According to their charts, out of the $900 billion authorized to be spent through administration actions, $700 billion has been allocated; out of the $5.9 trillion authorized to be spent through legislative actions, $4.3 trillion has been allocated, and out of the $6.3 trillion authorized to be spent through Federal Reserve actions, only $3.3 trillion has been allocated.  Even if we just stick to the administrative and legislative actions, that's about $1.8 trillion — not exactly chump change.

Mayor Bans Pledge Of Allegiance At Meeting, Attendees Recite It In Protest.  Silverton, Colorado, Mayor Shane Fuhrman announced that the Pledge of Allegiance would be banned at trustee meetings and faced nearly immediate backlash.  "Due to direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings and general divisiveness and issues created in our community, we will not be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance during Town of Silverton trustee meetings," he announced during the June 14 meeting, Fox 31 News reported.  In response, attendees recited the pledge during the public comment period, FoxNews.com reported, causing the mayor to declare them out of order.

Colorado Mayor Bans The Pledge Of Allegiance At Board Meetings, Members Do It Anyway, Mayor Gets Triggered.  A dispute over the Pledge of Allegiance erupted in Silverton this week.  Mayor Shane Fuhrman suspended the practice of saying the pledge during board meetings — but Town Trustee Molly Barela questioned his power to make that change.  "Due to direct and indirect threats, inappropriate comments in and out of public meetings, and the general divisiveness this is creating in our community, we will not be doing the Pledge of Allegiance during town of Silverton board of trustee meetings," Fuhrman stated.  [Video clip]

Filtering out the riffraff:
Disney is 'pricing out loyal customers' by targeting more affluent families with $800 hotel rooms and $100 sandwiches.  Disney has been accused of pricing out loyal customers by targeting affluent families with $800 hotel rooms and $100 sandwiches at its theme parks, despite having scaled back its 'magic' since the pandemic began.  A family vacation to Disneyland — once the pinnacle of summertime for middle-class American families — will today set a family of four back more than $6,000.  With the average annual income now standing at $5,725 a month, this means a visit to the so-called 'happiest place on earth' is increasingly out of reach to the average American family.

Illinois city cancels July 4 parade over COVID-19 concerns but allows Juneteenth and Pride celebrations.  The city of Evanston, Illinois, located just north of Chicago, joined communities across the U.S. in celebrating their first in-person Juneteenth parade Saturday, but some have been left wondering why celebrations for the nation's Independence Day have been canceled.  The Evanston Fourth of July Association voted to cancel the town's Independence Day events earlier in 2020 and opt for a virtual celebration instead — citing concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  "Based on concern for public health due to the unpredictability of the pandemic's impact, vaccination rates, and in cooperation with our local authorities, the Trustees... voted to cancel the Fun Run, Parade, Palatine Concert Band performance and Lakefront Fireworks show on July 4, 2021," the board wrote in a statement.

Evanston, Illinois holds 'Pride' and Juneteenth parades but cancels parade for Fourth of July.  Contempt for this country has been spreading from academia, where it first gained a foothold during the Vietnam War, to infect the commanding heights of our institutions.  The cities and towns that hist the most prestigious colleges and universities almost without exception are bastions of the left.  Berkeley, California, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cambridge, Mass, and not least Evanston, Illinois, home of Northwestern University.  Evanston, Illinois made headlines recently by becoming the first city in the country to pay "reparations" to Black residents who lived there between 1919 and 1967, or who were descended from someone who did, and who "had been a victim of discrimination in housing because of policies or practices in the city in that time."  Now, it is dissing the founding of the country.

Illinois town holds Pride and Juneteenth parades, cancels July 4th celebration.  The town of Evanston, Illinois, is holding Pride and Juneteenth parades during the month of June, but canceling July 4 fireworks and Independence Day festivities.  The municipal government of Evanston had a grand announcement for its Juneteenth parade on Saturday.  While the theatrical performance will be virtual, the parade will proceed in-person as scheduled.  Residents are also invited in-person to attend post-parade celebrations outdoors for "an afternoon of art, music, food and community."

The tide is turning against the woke-liberal blob that misrules us.  The death of George Floyd has been used to push a vast array of unrelated racial policies, including the defunding of police and the teaching of left-wing critical race theory that blames every ill in society — even violence by blacks against other minorities — on "white supremacy."  In Baltimore, defunding police has led to an outright tax revolt among businesses, which see no reason to pay good money to a city that doesn't consider them worthy of protection.  Businesses in the historic Fells Point district have written the city, demanding the return of basic services like law enforcement and trash pickup before they pay any more taxes.  Meanwhile, at famed Thomas Jefferson High in Fairfax County, Va., a slate of parents opposed to critical race theory won election to the board.  One of those candidates, Harry Jackson, the first black man elected to the board, denounced how CRT is "teaching that white people are inherently racist."

Education Secretary Prioritizes Transgender Students Over Biological Girls, Does What Supreme Court Hasn't.  Americans can't say they weren't warned.  During his Senate committee confirmation hearing in February, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona affirmed his support for transgender athletes during a line of direct and intensive questioning by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.  Cardona stated, "I think that it's critically important to have education systems and educators respect the rights of all students, including students who are transgender, and that they are afforded the opportunities that every other student has to participate in extracurricular activities."  Cardona on Wednesday cemented his department's formal position on the matter, indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court's Bostock v.  Clayton County opinion extending workplace discrimination protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to gay and transgender employees would likewise be applied by the Department of Education to gay and transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Hypocrisy of the Woke Dons.  If a thing goes without saying it goes even better when being said.  First, it should be said that the main, indeed usually the only real, target of the woke brigade is the democratic western world, primarily the U.S., the UK, and Israel.  The woke brigade claim to be attacking past and present manifestations of colonialism and slavery, but their accusations never extend to the slave trade of the Ottoman Empire, or to the oppression of the Rohingya by Burma, or Chinese crimes against humanity involving the Uyghur.  The woke attack is not only a diminution of the positive contributions of the West but has also affected the self-confidence of the West.  For example, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the UN since February 2021, has stated she had seen for herself how the "original sin of slavery weaved [sic] white supremacy into our founding documents and principles."  The U.S., she holds, is an imperfect union and has been since the beginning.

Why Flag Day 'Disturbs' Obama and the Dems.  Last week, the New York Times Editorial Board Member Mara Gay made the season's most notable Kinsley gaffe in her account on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" of a harrowing trip to New York City's eastern suburbs on Long Island.  "I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed," said Gay live on MSNBC, where she is a contributor.  "I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with explicatives [sic] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which is also just disturbing because essentially the message was clear:  This is my country.  This is not your country.  I own this."  After Gay had finished recounting how she found "just disturbing" the sight of "dozens of American flags," co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in, "Totally agree."

Ilhan, If You Don't Like It Here...  House Democrats released a statement on Wednesday night [6/9/2021] condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-NY) for comparing the United States and Israel to an Islamic terrorist organization.  Only 12 Democrats condemned Omar, which is less than 6% of the total number of Democrats in the House of Representatives.  "We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity," Omar wrote on Twitter earlier this week.  "We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban."  [Video clip]

Six possible reasons the Democrats want lockdowns forever.  A recent Gallup poll showed that most Americans think it's time to move on from the pandemic.  But not the Democrats.  Democrats say by a 71-29% margin that we still should not "live normal lives", but instead should "try to stay at home." That's despite the fact that the COVID death rate in America is down nearly 90%, the new cases are down about 65%, over half of Americans have been vaccinated (and over 80% of the vulnerable ones) by vaccines shown to be 95% effective, and even the redoubtable (or perhaps doubtable) Dr. Fauci says we can go out now.  So what gives?  I can suggest at least six answers to that question. [...] [#3] Maybe it's all tribal.  If conservatives think it's time to move on past COVID, then the Dems are obligated to think it's not.

Counter the Left's Race War with a Class War.  Think about it.  For the last year, Big Bossy has been telling us not to mask, to mask, to lockdown, not to lockdown, to wait for vaccination, to get vaccinated or else.  Because Science.  For the last year "our teachers" have refused to teach our kids, and now the first thing they want to do is to teach our kids Critical Race Theory.  The Bigs are pompous, incompetent, overpaid bigots.  And it's time we told them so.

NYT's Mara Gay:  Seeing Trucks with U.S. Flags 'Disturbing' — Calls for Separating 'Americanness, America from Whiteness'.  New York Times columnist Mara Gay said Tuesday [6/8/2021] on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that she noticed trucks with American flags and was "disturbed" by what she saw.  During a conversation about the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Gay said that she also saw trucks with anti-President Joe Biden messages and Trump flags and advised that the message she got from the American flags was:  "This is my country.  This is not your country."

Democratic COVID-19 psychosis: 71% [are] not ready to get back to normal.  Despite 63.5% of all American adults having been vaccinated against the virus, 71% of Democrats want healthy people to stay at home as much as possible, according to a poll from Gallup.  This compares to 87% of Republicans who agree with the recommendation that people should now strive to lead their normal lives.  Forty-three percent of Democrats say their lives are not yet back to normal, as compared to only 24% of Republican respondents.  Apparently, Americans are also not willing to take off their face masks, which Dr. Anthony Fauci even questioned the effectiveness of early in the pandemic.  In a separate Gallup poll released Monday, 79% of respondents said they have worn their face masks in the past week, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance saying face masks are no longer needed among those fully vaccinated.  The survey didn't break down the respondents between political parties.

Because They Got Away with Russiagate.  The Left's ideology actively promotes and preys upon paranoia, envy, and dependence. [...] But to believe its calumnies, one must abandon reason.  The Left believes there are more than 50 genders, but that it is you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left believes "climate change" will destroy the planet in nine years unless we adopt socialism, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left adamantly denied and censored reports COVID-19 may have escaped from a Wuhan laboratory, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The 2020 election was a perfectly pristine election despite elected Democratic Party officials (with the complicity of corporate robber barons) exceeding their powers to alter voting laws to tilt the field in the party's favor (they would say "fortified"), but it's you who live in an alternate reality.  The Left claims it loves America so much it wants to transform everything about it, but it's you who live in an alternate reality.

Exactly what Barack H. Obama would do:
U.S. Embassy to Holy See flies Pride flag: 'LGBTQI+ rights are human rights'.  The U.S. Embassy to the Vatican displayed a rainbow flag in celebration of Pride Month on Tuesday [6/1/2021].  "The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June," the embassy tweeted.  "The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people.  LGBTQI+ rights are human rights."  The tweet included a photo of the rainbow flag hanging outside the embassy, which is currently represented by Chargé d'Affaires Patrick Connell, ad interim, as President Biden has yet to choose a new ambassador since taking office.

U.S. Embassy to the Holy See delivers huge slap to American Catholics.  I'm not a Catholic, but I know that Catholic doctrine does not approve of homosexuality — something that is true for all of the traditional Judeo-Christian faiths.  Thankfully, modern religious doctrine does not require persecuting gays but it certainly doesn't include condoning deviations from the biological and religious norm of monogamous heterosexual relationships.  That's why the decision by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See to fly a huge Gay Pride flag is a slap in the face to all practitioners of traditional religion in America.

Leftists Respond w/Rabid Hate to Justice Breyer's Call to Find "Common Ground".  [Justice Stephen] Breyer is saying what some Senate Democrats think, but don't actually dare to say, which is that if they really want to get things done, they could tamp down the crazy government takeover stuff like H.R. 1, drop the Jan 6 commission nonsense, and do the usual D.C. thing.  Breyer isn't worried about being primaried by AOC, he's getting as much of that treatment as the current stable of lefties can manage.  But they can still rabidly hate him on social media for dampening the fake narrative created by their media.  The attacks on Breyer, on Manchin and Sinema are part of an invisible civil war within the Democrats as lefties strive to purge any moderates and build a truly radical movement willing to do anything.  Except that voters already signaled that they don't want the Red Guard running things.  And I mean Democrat voters.  Bernie Sanders lost.  So did Elizabeth Warren.  Democrat voters picked Biden because he promised to be moderate.  Unsurprisingly he lied.

One year after the death of George Floyd, the psy-ops have triumphed.  A lot was made last week about Tuesday, May 25th being the first anniversary of George Floyd's death while in police custody.  For me, the most graphic indication of the impact of Floyd's death and its year-long over-the-top aftermath was provided by the photograph and videos of George Floyd's relatives last Tuesday outside the White House after they met with President Biden and Vice President Harris.  Right in front of the White House, family members and their attorney had their clenched fists raised and pumping in the air in a radical black power salute reminiscent of the Marxist Black Panthers of the late 1960s.

Cynthia Nixon is slammed for suggesting CVS should let people steal from store shelves rather than locking up goods.  Cynthia Nixon has been slammed for suggesting CVS should let people steal from stores rather than locking up goods like laundry detergent, claiming 'desperate people shouldn't be prosecuted'.  The former actress and failed New York gubernatorial candidate tweeted on Thursday that she had noticed her local CVS in SoHo had 'started' locking up 'basic items like clothing detergent.'  'As so many families can't make ends meet right now, I can't imagine thinking that the way to solve the problem of people stealing basic necessities out of desperation is to prosecute them,' Nixon tweeted.

Wayne Root:  The Game-Changer From My Exclusive Interview with President Donald J. Trump.  Before I get to the most important game-changer to come out of that interview, I'd like to get one thing out of the way.  Just having this interview proves how wrong Democrats, liberals and assorted Marxist fools are about America.  Most Democrats today are America-haters and national anthem kneelers.  They find only fault with America.  They see our history as negative.  They see our country as "racist."  They see an America that holds people down.  Their glass is always half empty.  My glass is always half full.  I love America.  I see American exceptionalism.  I see a country that lifts everyone up (at least everyone who wants it).  I see a country filled with opportunity and mobility.  I see the greatest country in world history, ever blessed by God.

Corporate Migration:  MSNBC Founder Demands Libs To Move To Red States.  The founder of MSNBC appeared on Morning Joe to propose a new, "radical" plan to turn red states blue by the relocation of left-leaning employees to conservative swing states by major corporations. [...] In the piece, which was explicitly partisan, Rogers said that "large corporations" ought to "support the Democratic Party" to ensure that the election fraud "narrative" and consequent voting reforms are shut down.  Stating a desire to bypass state legislatures and Congress, Rogers said he was inspired by the "great migration[s]" of black Americans from the South to the North starting in 1916.  He claimed the moves were occasioned by economic incentives and the desire to escape "[r]acism," while not mentioning that the racism in the South at the time came from Democrats.  In a post-pandemic world, Rogers claimed, it is easier than ever to have employees work online or "from home" while being relocated.  He advocated giving "incentives to people to move to Florida, to Texas, to North Carolina, to Georgia, to Arizona.

The Editor says...
The young and mobile workers already have incentives to move (away from Democrat-controlled states) to the states listed above.  If they move, it will likely be to escape the Democrats!

One-third of Americans [are] unwilling to spend $1 to fight climate change.  President Biden wants to spend in excess of $1 trillion to combat climate change, but more than one-third of Americans are unwilling to chip in a single buck.  A poll of 1,200 registered voters released Tuesday by the Competitive Enterprise Institute found that 35% were unwilling to spend any of their own money to reduce the impact of climate change, with another 15% saying they would only go as high as $10 per month.  Another 6% said they would be willing to spend between $11 and $20 per month.  At the other end of the spectrum were those who said they would part with between $901 and $1,000 per month on climate — they numbered 1%.

The Editor says...
Global warming / climate change / climate crisis is an issue that no thinking person cares about!  Only the Democrats care about it, and they only care because the talking heads on TV appear to be terrified about out-of-control hot weather ruining the Earth, beginning in only 20 years!  Maybe less!  Of course, they were saying the same thing 20 years ago, nothing happened, but the Democrats are still anxious about it.

Biden Administration Will Import Metals and Close U.S. Mines To Appease Environmental Wing of Party.  Every economic policy of the JoeBama administration benefits other nations at the cost of the U.S. middle class.  If you look at the Biden policy from a position of America's interests they get everything wrong.  However, if you look at Biden economic policy from a goal to weaken the U.S. and benefit other nations, they get everything right.  This is the exact same big picture dynamic that was present during the Obama era.  The Chicago crew of policy advisors simply hate America and everything she/we stand for.  That element of Obama's network hates 'colonialism', despises the industrial revolution, and abhors free market capitalism.  When Obama said "share the wealth" he wasn't speaking exclusively toward domestic socioeconomic policy; he was also pointing out that America needed to share wealth with other nations.  This is the ideological alignment between Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden.

How Trump Derangement Syndrome Could Save America.  Donald Trump possessed a trait that the ruling elites ignored until it appeared he could actually win the presidency.  Trump could not only relate to and empathize with the unwashed masses, but he also thought, acted and spoke like many of them.  The possibility of having a man they perceived to be the composite of their stereotypes of average Americans occupying the White House infuriated the elites.  Trump, to them, was a doppelganger for the dimwitted rednecks from the South, the unkempt factory workers from the Midwest, the ill-educated residents of urban ghettos, the unsophisticated farmers and the vulgar over-the-road truck drivers.  Trump was also an existential threat to the American left and their decades-old blueprint for achieving political hegemony and transforming the nation into a socialist state.  After the decades' long infiltration of the bureaucracy and the education establishment that the ruling elites imperiously chose to ignore, and eight years of Obama, the left was convinced their ultimate goal was not only in reach but inevitable.

Critical Race Theory Backers: 'Our Constitution Should Be Burned'.  According to a handful of critical race theory proponents who want the controversial worldview to be taught in schools and dominate our society, reason must be rejected and the United States Constitution should be "burned."  You can see a clip of their discussion here.  In the clip, one of the CRT supporters calls for both the rejection of reason and the end of the American Constitution.  [Video clip]

Cruz Accuses 'Squad' Members of Acting as 'Press Secretaries for Hamas Terrorists'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday accused the progressive "Squad" of acting as "press secretaries for Hamas terrorists," as he announced that he is introducing a resolution backing arms sales to Israel.  "Rep. [Ilhan] Omar accused Israel of carrying out acts of terrorism.  That is a vicious lie.  And to be honest, the Squad is acting more like the press secretaries for Hamas terrorists than they are like United States congressmen," Cruz said during an appearance on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine."  The Texas Republican was referring to a group of progressive women with a socialist agenda who became known as "the Squad," including Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).  They have supported the "defund the police" movement, "Medicare for All," free college education, the "Green New Deal," and other socialist policies.

NYT Warns Dems:  BLM Is A Loser.  In a major story today the NYT seems to be warning Dems to back off the BLM hoax, because it's about to cost them dearly.  An unspoken subtext — because it cuts too close to the ideological heart of the left — could be that years of White Privilege and White Supremacist hate narratives from the Left are coming home to roost.  Riots?  Sky high murder rates?  It seems the NYT hasn't even heard of those aspects of the BLM phenomenon, but I'm betting everyone else has.

An aspiring congressional candidate unveils novel campaign slogan: 'Make crime illegal again'.  Washington state congressional candidate Matt Larkin is running on a tough-on-crime platform based on supporting law enforcement in an effort to "make crime illegal again" amid skyrocketing crime and failed liberal leadership in Seattle.  Larkin, a Republican who lost his bid for Washington state attorney general to the incumbent Democrat in 2020, plans to challenge sitting Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier for the seat representing the 8th District of Washington.  In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Larkin said that skyrocketing violent crime, rising homelessness and the growing number of assaults on police officers motivated him to jump into the race.

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Voters Still Aligned with Trump Policies.  Republican voters believe former President Donald Trump represents what the Republican party needs to follow on a wide range of issues, according to a recent CBS News/YouGov poll.  For example, 89 percent believe in following Trump's example on economic issues, and 80 percent say we need to follow Trump's form of leadership.  Looking deeper, 88 percent say Trump's stance on immigration issues needs to be followed, and 73 percent of the respondents said the former president set an example on race issues.  However, when it comes to the left and the media, 69 percent said Trump set the example on how to treat the left, and 77 percent agreed with the way Trump treated the media.

Race, Gender, and Climate Change:  The Left's Holy Trinity.  We're living in a nightmarish combination of Kafka's The Trial, Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World, all rolled up into one tidy utopian package.  It's mind-numbing to see how many new causes and new victims ooze to the surface almost every day, often turning reason and science totally upside down.  You'd need a photographic memory to keep track, so it's understandable that many people — even some who consider themselves "woke" — get cancelled by the mob, completely unaware that they did or said anything wrong.  (In fact, they probably didn't.)  It will be an almost Sisyphean task to overcome the damage.  But there are signs that a growing number of people from across the political spectrum are starting to take action.  Liberal icons from past decades are standing up against the mob, concerned parents are confronting woke school boards, and newly inspired activists are standing up to elected officials at the city, county, state, and federal levels.  It's not getting much attention from the mainstream media, but that's to be expected.

History Suggests that America is Ripe for a Conservative Resurgence.  It doesn't have to be a Reagan.  It doesn't have to be Trump.  The Democrats are currently failing on a level not seen since the 1970s, and it stands to reason that Americans will make them pay for that, hopefully beginning in 2022.  All we need is someone who can tap into that patriotic vein of American exceptionalism and the boundless potential of the American individual, because if history is any measure, the hopefully short-term struggles with a President Biden may yield America's best days yet.

Does Biden Hate the Police?  You Have to Wonder with His Updated Proclamation.  Saturday concludes National Police Week of 2021.  While Biden had initially planned to fly the flags at half-mast today — which should be expected of him — he quietly changed his mind in an update to the original proclamation.  As Landon reported, this comes after the president had already canceled former President Donald Trump's plan for the "National Garden of American Heroes."

Rep. Cori Bush honors Ferguson activist known for heckling cops with 'pigs' chant.  Rep. Cori Bush, Missouri Democrat, honored in a House floor speech a deceased Palestinian-American activist known for heckling police as "pigs" and telling them he prayed for their deaths during the 2014 Ferguson protests.  Ms. Bush spoke "in memory of our brother" Bassem Masri, who died in November 2018 at age 31, praising him as "a Ferguson activist who was with us on the front lines of our uprising for justice following the police murder of Michael Brown Jr."  "So today we remember Bassem," she said in her Thursday speech.  "We remember his resistance in the face of militarized police occupation, as a St. Louisan and a Palestinian.  We lost him to a health crisis, but we remember his words today.  Until all our children are safe, we will continue to fight for our rights in Palestine and in Ferguson."

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Energy Secretary Granholm just can't suppress her smiles over the gasoline shortages from the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.  Jennifer Granholm sure doesn't look too upset over the impact of the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline on gasoline and other energy supplies. [...] Don't you realize it's good for you to learn to get along without fossil fuels?  Did you realize that if you drive an electric car, this wouldn't be a problem?  Watch as a reporter's question on whether the shutdown would "speed up" the transition to green energy yields utterly` inappropriate (and chilling, if you think about it) smiles from Granholm:  [Photo]  [Tweet]  Sacrifices are going to have to be made, and it's the little people who must make them.  Don't expect Granholm to take the bus to work or swear off private jets.  And don't call what's going on a "gasoline shortage"!  That's too reminiscent of Jimmy Carter.  Call it a "supply crunch"!


Liberal Attorney's Odd Notion That the First Amendment May Not Apply to Fox.  As we reported earlier, some in liberal media have been calling for restrictions on the free speech rights of Fox News.  These folks are about as far from "liberal" as you can be in terms of the classical meaning of the word.  Journalist Glenn Greenwald lit into GQ's Julia Ioffe for suggesting that Fox News' First Amendment rights should be curtailed.  "I cannot stress enough what a civil liberties crisis it is that the leading advocates of censorship in the US are liberal journalists:  the same people whose duty is to champion the First Amendment... demand its gutting," Greenwald continued.  "And look how much they worship and revere "authorities."

White House Occupant Reads Teleprompter, Desperately Attempting to Spin Horrific Policy Outcomes.  The White House occupant appeared today [5/10/2021] to deliver remarks on some key issues that are catastrophic to the long-term goals of the leftist administration.  First, let's be clear; there's no-way the Chicago control agents would allow the installed occupant to speak on any issue, publicly, that was not a direct and measurable threat to their long-term goals.  The remarks today by Joe Biden are carefully scripted to diffuse political damage that is pending as a direct outcome of the executed policies. [...] The bottom line is simple:  The Democrats can see a political backlash coming that is going to overwhelm them.  No amount of spin or manipulative talking points will change the outcome of the reality people are feeling.  Massive increases in gas prices combined with massive inflation is the exact policy outcome from Jimmy Carter.

Larry Kudlow:  The left is trying to destroy America's institutions.  Personally, I think Americans really still love the U.S. military and our police force no matter what the crazies say.  But between critical race theory, cancel culture, systemic racism, and the end of history, the left is trying to do great damage to our institutions, including, by the way, intimidating juries when it comes to police trials.

The Democratic Party finds a new but shaky faith in corporate free speech.  Of course, Democrats insist they are not attacking free speech, just combating "disinformation."  After all, they say, private companies have every right to control speech — unless you are, say, a bakery opposed to preparing a cake for a same-sex wedding, or a company contributing to political causes.  The current mantra defending Facebook's corporate speech rights seems strikingly out of sync with years of Democrats and political activists demanding the curtailment of such rights.  When Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado refused on religious grounds to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) denounced the bakery's claim of free speech:  "It was never about a cake — it's about making sure no one has a license to discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans." [...] Notably, Warren felt that one company (Masterpiece Cakeshop) can be forced to speak while another corporation (Facebook) should be able to stop others from speaking.  When Facebook barred Trump, Warren declared:  "I'm glad that Donald Trump is not going to be on Facebook.  Suits me."  House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) also celebrated and added:  "Facebook must ban him.  Which is to say, forever."

Mickey Mouse Goes Woke and Customers Don't Like It.  The Walt Disney Corporation has ordered all headquarters employees to attend seminars that inject critical race theory, "systemic racism," "white privilege," and "white fragility" into their training.  The way that City Journal's Christopher Rufo describes what's contained in the whistleblower documents he received from several Disney employees suggests the training regimen is designed to elicit guilt and shame from white employees while falsifying history.  In truth, it's beyond belief.  Disney's theme parks may be known as "The Happiest Place on Earth," but you have to wonder for how long.

NYC veterans fume over parade lockout after pot-smokers get permit to march.  Mayor de Blasio is refusing to allow a group of military veterans to march on Staten Island on Memorial Day — after welcoming public pot smokers to puff their way down Broadway in last week's Cannabis Parade.  "It's a slap in the face," Jamie Gonzalez, 57, a Marine infantryman who saw combat in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, told The [New York] Post.  Gulf War vets like Gonzalez were set to be given special honors in Staten Island's 102nd annual Memorial Day Parade this year to mark the 1991 conflict's 30th anniversary — until the city pulled the plug.

The Disney Corp. has taken a deep dive into race hatred.  Going back to the late 1920s, every single child raised in America has intersected in some way with products from Walt Disney:  We've watched the movies and TV shows, sung the songs, worn the clothes, and visited the theme parks.  Through it all, Disney stood for wholesome family entertainment.  That is no longer the case.  Disney is a hardcore leftists corporation that is pushing its politics on children and training its employees to be white-hating racists or self-loathing white people.  It's time to give up Disney.

New Jersey Police Officer Fired For Calling BLM Protesters "Terrorists".  We have been discussing the termination of public employees and others for their postings on social media or public displays.  The latest case is out of New Jersey where former Hopewell Township police officer Sara Erwin was fired recent over a June 2020 posting on Facebook in which she referred to Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters as "terrorists."  There remains an uncertain line of what political or social views are tolerated and what are barred on social media.  Indeed, Sgt. Mandy Gray was suspended and demoted for simply liking the June 2020 post.  Gray was the first female officer hired in Hopewell Township and became the first female sergeant in 2019, according to NJ.com.  Erwin insists that she posted the statement after she and her colleagues were faced with violent protests and family members who were traumatized by images on television of officers being attacked.

Anderson Cooper Hosts Jeopardy... Sets Record For Lowest Ratings Of Any Guest Host In Show's History.  Looks like Sony Pictures Television won't be asking Anderson Cooper to permanently take up the Jeopardy mantle any time soon.  The silver-haired CNN anchor pulled the least viewers of any guest host since Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer last November at age 80. In fact, Cooper scored the smallest audience of any guest host in the show's history.  According to ratings information obtained by The Wrap, with the 53-year-old Cooper at the helm, the long-running series dropped 7% from the week before when Green Bay Packers' QB Aaron Rogers stood behind the iconic podium.  Even Dr. Oz, who Variety columnist Daniel D'Addario accused of giving the show a black eye, attracted a bigger audience — putting up a 5.2 share in his first week to Cooper's 5.1.

We're Not the Crazy Ones.  Since a good pocket definition of "insanity" is "out of touch with reality," each side thus thinks the other is literally insane.  You can see this play out daily on social media, as both sides shake their heads in stunned disbelief at the other's inexplicable antics, which to them seem "crazy."  In this context, that's not merely a pejorative.  Given this state of affairs, how can conservatives be sure we're not the crazy ones?  How can we know our version of reality is correct, reflecting the world as it really is?  That's a legitimate question.  We conservatives tend to be naturally reflective and introspective, recognizing a moral and intellectual obligation to be honest with ourselves and avoid self-delusion.  Moreover, about half the country is now arrayed against us, including the corporate media, Hollywood, the sports world, legions of bureaucrats, and even many of our own (former) friends and family members.  Under such constant bombardment from the left, it's natural to occasionally question ourselves.

Austin voters approve proposition aimed at reinstating public camping ban.  Austin voters have approved Proposition B, which aims to reinstate the public camping ban that was reversed in July 2019.  The results were 57% to 43%, with the majority voting to approve the proposition.  The camping ban makes it illegal to camp in any public area not designated by the Parks and Recreation Department; to sit or lie on a public sidewalk or sleep outdoors in and near the downtown area and the area around the University of Texas campus; and to panhandle at specific hours and locations.

Austin, TX voters overwhelmingly reject propositions pushed by progressives.  There are signs that the left has created a backlash by overplaying its hand.  Even in a stronghold of the left like Austin, Texas, where in 2019 homeless people were allowed to erect their tents on city-owned land, including parks and sidewalks, thanks to the progressive-dominated city council.  All the problems any sane person would predict started happening immediately.  And that led to a voter initiative to reinstate the camping ban, Proposition B.

'If You Need Wokeness, Just Go Listen To NPR': James Carville Doubles Down On Democrats' Problem.  Democratic strategist James Carville doubled down Saturday on Democrats' wokeness problem that he says could cost the party dearly in 2022 and 2024.  Carville joined CNN's Michael Smerconish to discuss the issue, and he argued that the fixation on wokeness was preventing Democrats from reaching real people and costing them voters.  [Video clip]

CNN host W. Kamau Bell wonders if black people should still believe America is 'worth fighting for'.  CNN's "United Shades of America" host W. Kamau Bell wondered aloud during an interview Friday whether blacks should continue to believe that the United States is worthy of them shedding their blood to defend.  Speaking to SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah, the two were discussing recent police-involved shootings of black suspects in the wake of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd during a trial last month.  In his comments, Bell first expressed sympathy for black families who have lost loved ones but then vented about what he appears to believe is a problem mostly unique to black suspects and police.

The Democrats' Increasing Struggle with Wokeness Is Just Another Sign of the Political Realignment.  Fox News is reporting that the Democrats' struggle with wokeness is expanding.  It started directly after the 2020 election with losses in the House that many purple district Democrats attributed to the radical proposals of the Squad, especially around policing and the summer riots.  These more moderate Democrats, responsible for the bulk of the blue wave in 2018, may be in for a startling comeuppance again in 2022.  The radical proposals are now coming from President Biden, and Americans are taking note.  Biden's 100-day approval numbers showed the only majority support his policies have gained are in response to COVID-19.  The administration's scores on race relations, taxes and spending, China policy, and gun policy are all underwater with Americans.

Working-class people of color hate the riots the lefty elite keeps cheering.  When Americans fight about race or culture, the fight is almost always really about social class.  And that shows up in today's discussions about riots and policing.  The Daily Caller recently sent a video correspondent to Brooklyn Center, Minn., scene of many police-shooting-related riots, and to Washington, DC, home of America's ruling class, and asked people in both places when and if rioting was justified.  The answers differed sharply.  In Brooklyn Center, where the destruction was visible first-hand, respondents (nearly all black men of various ages) overwhelmingly opposed rioting.  An African-American man in an "Army Veteran" hat commented:  "We're human, and we want to be treated with respect," but we also need to show "respect."

Joe Biden's 100 Days: partisan, negligent, and un-American.  Biden has refused to reach across the aisle while moving forward with more than 60 executive actions, including 40 executive orders — a modern-day record.  On his first day in office, Biden overturned President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which required asylum-seekers to apply before entering the United States.  This single change essentially created America's border crisis, the worst in two decades.  Some Biden actions targeted the life of the unborn, religious freedom, and traditional families, while others focused on gender identity and transgender military service.  The Biden administration was also quick to rejoin the Paris Agreement, which remains legally nonbinding for the world's leading polluters, such as China and India.  Then there's the issue of gun control, which Biden is weaponizing to bring more legal cases against firearms dealers and manufacturers, while expanding federal oversight of assault-style firearms.  Reframing the right to bear arms as a "gun violence public health epidemic," the Biden administration is treading all over the Second Amendment, which remains overwhelmingly popular among American citizens who believe in freedom and liberty.

'Worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!' Can Biden really be this dumb?  Whoa!  Joe Biden thinks that that relatively mild, wholly unarmed breach of the Capitol was the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!" How historically ignorant are his speechwriters?  They seem to have forgotten about the assassination of Lincoln, WWI, Pearl Harbor and WWII, the Kennedy assassination, 9/11!  Did they really think that line would resonate with anyone with a modicum of historical knowledge?  While the entire speech was banal, this was the most egregious spoken line.  That an American president would utter such an unspeakable lie is the measure of this man.  He is a fool.  Surely, he knows better but he and his handlers believe that most Americans are so dumb, so uninformed, they will accept such a lie as true.  That one line tells us everything we need to know about who Biden and the cabal running him are; they absolutely believe the American people are not only simpleminded but virtual toddlers who will believe anything they say.

Poll: Democrat-Led Cancel Culture Is A Big Turnoff For Voters In New Jersey, Virginia.  Swing voters in New Jersey and Virginia are fed up with Democrats pushing cancel culture, a new poll from the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) suggests.  The survey of 656 "high propensity persuadable voters" located in two districts in New Jersey and Virginia found that after RSLC digital advertisements targeted Democrats for promoting cancel culture, citizens were more likely to vote for Republican candidates.

The Democratic Party is Now America's Extremist Party.  The Democratic Party is now an extremist organ waging a fierce cold civil war to seize power and eviscerate America as founded and upend and erase its exceptional culture.  The party is saturated with Marxist sensibilities, ideas, and motivations.  Marxism is alien and hostile.  It's fundamentally anti-American.  Its worldview, strategies, and tactics are furnished in an endless stream by radical leftist academics, who have dominated our colleges and universities for decades now.  But the Democrats' destination isn't necessarily a Marxist state, not in its purest form.  It could be corporatism or fascism or variations.  Let's hope we thwart Democrats' aspirations so we never know.  As of the 2020 elections, Democrats have abandoned the middle ground.  They've been moving steadily left throughout the 2000s.  The Republican and Democrat parties traditionally sought to govern from the middle, a little right or a little left.  But the middle has ceased to serve the Democrats' aims.

Democrats Blaming Everyone but Themselves.  [Scroll down]  The current example is the demonization of law enforcement along with calls for police departments to be abolished, as the harpies of "The Squad" demanded in response to the recent death of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.  But police defunding only affects you and me.  While the Squad points a finger at us, their three fingers are pointing back at themselves, to the tune of the $32,000 they spent on private security for themselves while championing defunding the police.  Democrats tell us that law enforcement is evil, yet earlier this year Congress surrounded itself with a fortress of fences and troops.  We should be on our own in a cop-less world, the message goes, but not elected officials, confiscating our money via taxes to keep themselves safe.

Leo Terrell:  The far-left 'has declared war on white Americans and police officers'.  Democrats appeared to become more radical in their intolerance campaign against white people and cops this week.  At least two prominent black leaders spoke out about the Democrats' apparent disdain for white people and cops, likely to the dismay of Rep. Maxine Waters, who recently urged protesters to "get more confrontational."  The intolerance for white people and cops in general seems to have been a growing trend over the past year but Democrats really showed their true colors by condemning a police officer this week who many argue made the right move as he was forced to make a split-second decision to shoot a knife-wielding teenage girl to prevent her from stabbing another girl to death in Columbus, Ohio.

How do Democrats ever get elected to national office?  Cheating now leaps to mind, but, other than that?  Their policies fly in the face of the beliefs and values of a distinct and measurable majority of Americans.  But they don't even care about the poll numbers.
  •   Most Americans are adamantly against defunding the police, African Americans included.  Most Americans are against Democrat plans to pack the Supreme Court.
  •   Most Americans are against leaving their border(s) open and rewarding those who choose to come here illegally by giving them free goods and services.
  •   Most Americans are against the concept and practice of unlimited immigration.
  •   At least a slight majority of Americans realize that abolishing the oil, gas, and coal industries and enacting the Green New Deal will destroy their nation's economy and dramatically worsen their lives — and those of their descendants.  And:
  •   Most Americans do not believe man-caused global warming/climate change is an existential threat to their country or the planet as a whole.
  •   The large majority of Americans are against late-term and "after-birth" abortions.

Study: Young White Liberals More Likely to Have Mental Health Problems.  Evie magazine unpacked analysis of a Pew Research Center survey published last year, and subsequently arrived at the compelling possibility that science is telling us left-wing ideology and mental illness are correlated.  Andrew Stiles at the Washington Free Beacon drew attention Monday [4/19/2021] to the Evie magazine piece, published last week, showing the March 2020 Pew Research data revealed white liberals are more likely than other ideological/racial groups to have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

The Democrats' Divide and Conquer Policy is on Steroids.  Evidence of a "cold" American civil war has been playing out in the streets of America for the last year and the reality is it's been percolating for decades.  From the 1999 WTO protests to the hordes calling George Bush a Nazi to Occupy Wall Street, the hyperbole and violence have been ratcheting up for years.  The catalyst that put us on the path to today was Barack Obama's nomination.  Not because of Obama himself, but rather because of the cudgel Democrats crafted from his race.  Anyone who opposed Obama's policies was racist.  Suddenly, conservatives who reiterated policies they'd supported for decades were racists as was anyone who opposed Democrat policies.  But race was only the beginning.  If you opposed gay marriage:  Homophobic.  Opposed women in combat:  Sexist.  Supported the police:  Fascist.  Such was the beginning of the journey that brings us to America circa 2021.

Joe Biden's flavors of the weak.  As Joe Biden nears the end of his first 100 days, we can attest to the truth of Yogi Berra's dictum that "you can learn a lot by watching."  Americans have watched and learned that No. 46 set out to be the polar opposite of No. 45, and is succeeding wildly.  From border enforcement to Iran to taxes and so much more, Biden is defining himself as the ultimate NeverTrumper.  If Trump was for it, Biden is against it.  Everything else is detail.  Not surprisingly, the approach is proving to be popular with his own party and the left writ large.  But there are exceptions, with a recent poll showing the president's handling of the border crisis he created winning approval from just 29 percent of the country.  Ouch.

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Woke Corporations.  An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday [4/15/2021] found that a majority of Americans oppose woke corporations influencing everyday life.  The poll asked registered voters if they support or oppose American companies using their public role, position, or events to influence political, cultural, or social change.  The findings show that over half (58 percent) oppose any type of corporation using its power to influence any type of political, cultural, or social change across the country.  They also show that 35 percent did support the efforts by woke corporations, while seven percent were unsure how to answer.

Coca-Cola says it's 'time to find common ground' on voting measures after pressure from the Right.  Coca-Cola, whose CEO denounced the Georgia voting bill, is now striking a conciliatory tone after coming under pressure from conservatives.  The soda giant, which is based in Atlanta, was absent from a list of more than 500 corporations and individuals that signed a statement condemning any election legislation that would "restrict" voters from having "an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot."  The missive was placed as a two-page Wednesday [4/14/2021] ad in the New York Times and Washington Post, with the effort being organized by the Black Economic Alliance.  Coca-Cola said in a statement to the Washington Examiner on Wednesday that the company "had not seen the letter" initiated by the alliance but is "certainly open to hearing their perspective."  It said it has supported the right to vote and that it will assess how to support voting rights.

The strange death of the Democrats.  The Democratic party is dying.  That may be hard to believe since Democrats control both houses of Congress and won the last presidential election with a record 81 million votes.  But the exiguous margins of their hold on the House and Senate, with fewer than 51 percent of the seats in either chamber, tell another story, as does the desperation of their struggle to abolish the filibuster and federalize election law.  Those policy aims are of a piece with dreams of packing the Supreme Court — and packing the Senate too, by admitting tiny Democratic bastions as new states.  The left wing of the party even assails the constitutional principle behind the Senate itself, the idea of equal representation of the states.  Simply put, Democrats know they can no longer win by the old agreed-upon rules, constitutional or otherwise.

The Editor says...
Exactly.  And "the old agreed-upon rules" include:
    Don't steal the election with counterfeit votes and rigged voting machines,
    Don't rely on the news media to spread propaganda and suppress the truth,
    Don't flood the country will illegal aliens
    Don't just print money and pass it around to everybody, and
    Don't send the country into a panic over a virus that's not extraordinarily dangerous.

Disney workers now able to show off tattoos, wear gender-neutral costumes.  Disney recently updated its dress code for employees at its theme park, including gender-inclusive hairstyles and visible tattoos.  In a blog post, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Josh D'Amaro said the company is making changes and "creating a place where everyone is welcome.  D'Amaro announced that Disney made the changes to remain relevant in today's workplace and create a culture of belonging. [...] The new policy allows for gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, differing nail styles, varying costume choices, and appropriate visible tattoos.

The Editor says...
You go right ahead and pay $235 (and up) to get into the Disney amusement parks, so you can be greeted by a variety of ghastly tattoos and some confused young man who thinks he's Cinderella.  Is that supposed to be wholesome family entertainment?

Disney Adds New Core Value:  Wokeism.  On Tuesday, April 13, Disney Chairman Josh D'Amaro posted a blog on the Disney Parks website titled "A Place Where Everyone is Welcome," because apparently they weren't very welcoming before, despite having Gay Days for 30 years.  Right off the bat, you should have got the hint to grab a barf bucket for the spiel about "taking action to create meaningful change."  The announcement included a video and narrative to explain the new addition to the longstanding tradition of The Four Keys:  Inclusion.  The first four keys in which Disney has been built upon for more than 65 years are safety, courtesy, show and efficiency.  But, to no one's surprise, after a worldwide meeting with woke cast members and more than 100 total ideas brought forward for improvement, the honor of the fifth key was given to inclusion.  You still holding onto that barf bucket?  The emphasis on inclusion supposedly provides for "more representation and accountability" and instills more inclusive attractions, supplier diversity, adaptive costumes and inclusive products.  D'Amaro also encouraged showing off tattoos to "remain relevant in today's workplace, but also enable our cast members to better express their cultures and individuality at work."

9 of Hollywood's Biggest Acts of Hypocrisy:  China, #MeToo, Guns, Climate Change, and More.  When they're not making movies, TV shows, or albums, left-wing Hollywood elites can be found lecturing average Americans on how to live their lives.  Gun control is imperative, lockdowns are necessary, and burning fossil fuels is wrong.  Except when they do it, of course.  Hollywood hypocrisy comes in many flavors, and the varieties keep growing as more celebrities attempt to expand their social media reach (and their box-office bankability) through progressive activism.  Last movie was a flop?  Your Netflix sitcom got canceled after one season?  Career redemption can be yours if you worship at the altar of woke politics.

Who are the racists?  Who, again, is a racist?  We hear about racists a lot these days.  Racists are supposedly all over.  Might they be people like Bill Gates who believe that requiring the right answer and showing your work in math are an example of white supremacy and racism?  Or the majority of people who believe that all races are capable of getting the right answer and showing their work, and that in order to succeed, they must learn that the correct answer is the only right answer?  Is it they?  Or is it the party that continually claims that it is racist to require an ID to vote?  Or the other party that knows that every person old enough to vote is capable of getting a photo ID and must have one in order to follow all the rules that the government and businesses require?  The party that is willing to destroy minority businesses in Georgia and elsewhere with lies about voting laws?  Or the party that wants all businesses to succeed and believes that all people who are legally eligible have a right to vote?  The party that has continued to keep businesses and schools closed, that is especially harmful to the poor, minorities, and women?  Or the party that strives to get them open as fast as they can?

Biden's Chamber of Confected Hatreds.  It is all becoming absurd.  The group photograph of the Biden cabinet has 17 people sitting masked and socially distant despite the fact that they have all been vaccinated.  The idea that they might transmit or be afflicted by the coronavirus is simply goofy.  The cover of Vogue magazine is featuring a seriously overweight African American woman.  This is not Vogue and what is she doing there?  Police invade churches to remove socially distant unmasked mothers of newborn children.  CBS simply lies about Florida governor Ron DeSantis, is exposed, and then repeats the story.  A nerve-racking and obnoxious black-masked woman calls for "respect" and "dignity" in a grating voice from U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — by which she means that he must not attempt to photograph from his cell phone desperately overcrowded conditions in holding facilities for unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the southern border.

Cancel Culture and Identity Politics are the Road to a One-Party State.  America is at war.  This time the enemy isn't on some distant battlefield or hiding in a barren cave thousands of miles away.  Instead, the enemy is not only here, but it's ruling over us.  That's the powerful message of David Horowitz's latest book, The Enemy Within:  How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America.  This isn't just a warning, it's the reality around us.  "Americans are more divided today than at any time since the Civil War," Horowitz writes.  "In the course of the anti-Trump wars, we have become two nations with little shared ground on the core issues that previously defined us."  And it's the Left that brought us to this state, not just in the last five years, but going all the way back to the fundamental strategy of its divisive politics.

Globalist dogma means the end of America, and for many that's the goal.  John Fonte has written an excellent article called "End Nationalism, End America."  For many on the left, that's the point.  They may dislike nationalism, but what they really can't stand is America.  Their target isn't the nation state; it's our nation state.  That's why they want to cede as much of our sovereignty as they can get away with to international bodies. [...] Left-liberals don't just dislike American culture, people, institutions, and mores.  They dislike our Constitution. [...] Ceding sovereignty to international bodies is a way to negate the Constitution.

We Have Met the Enemy.  The strange figures known as Wokists currently destroying America aren't just reprises of earlier enemies.  They represent something rather new.  The political cult of Wokism combines the worst aspects of every political cult in history.  Whether they realize it or not, Wokists themselves combine the lunatic loyalty of the Manson family with the hollow pseudo-joy of Jonestown residents, the racism of National Socialists, the inhumanity of Mao Tse-Tung, the bratty tantrums of Veruca Salt, the nihilism of Bakunin-style anarchists, the totalitarianism of Stalin's Soviet Union, the child torture and sacrifice of the Mayans, the derangement of Heaven's Gate followers, the sadistic violence of the Jacobins, and the ruthless control-freakism of the current Chinese Communist Party.  Now add to that noxious syncretic blend the Wokist use of powerful communication technologies to shape narratives and meta-narratives, destroy opponents, and recruit new converts, and you've got yourself a thing.

Biden White House Easter remarks included zero mentions of Jesus.  President Biden, a Roman Catholic, did not mention Jesus or Christ a single time in his Easter remarks on Monday [4/5/2021].  The nation celebrated Easter Sunday this past weekend, a time around America where Christians — such as Biden — celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  Traditionally, the president gives an Easter address on that Sunday to commemorate the holiday and Jesus.  Biden's most recent predecessors, former President Barack Obama and former President Donald Trump, had each mentioned Jesus Christ in their messages.  Biden, however, broke this streak on Sunday in his remarks from the White House Blue Room balcony.

Mayor of North Las Vegas says he is switching allegiance to the Republicans as the Democrats have become 'card-carrying socialists' and 'elitists'.  The mayor of North Las Vegas has ditched the Democratic Party, accusing them of deserting work-class Americans and becoming the party of the 'elitists'.  John Lee, 65, who has been a Democrat since his first state election victory in 1994, said he was switching allegiance to the Republican Party as he can no longer abide the direction his former party is going.  Lee told Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning [4/6/2021] that the Nevada Democratic leadership was now dominated by 'card-carrying' socialists.

Failed Oregon Governor [...] Sympathizes With Antifa Murderer While Condemning Trump Federal Officers.  Appearing on Democracy Now with the haggard old hippy woman, Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) went on a bizarre tangent where she appears to side with the violent rioters who ravaged Portland for several months straight last year.  Brown shifted the blame to Trump, vowed to use local law enforcement to "eradicate" Trump "forces," and seemingly sympathizes with Michael Reinoehl, the antifa terrorist who murdered a Trump supporter in downtown Portland who later died in a shootout with the feds.

Joe Biden says, "getting vaccinated is a moral obligation."  It won't be long until he leaves out "moral"?
Donald Trump and Joe Biden's Easter Messages Reveal Everything You Need to Know About the Presidents.  Donald Trump and Joe Biden gave messages to Americans on Easter, the Christian religious holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The 45th President of the United States gave the salutation "Happy Easter" and then decried that he lost the U.S. election. [...] Joe Biden, on the other hand, delivered an Easter Message that preached about the coronavirus, mentioning it 7 times, but failed to mention Jesus Christ even once.  "We share the sentiments of Pope Francis who said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others," Biden said.

DNC chair says party [has been damaged] by movements like defund the police.  The head of the U.S. Democratic National Committee has admitted the party's brand has suffered 'damage', and argued that Democrats could be more attractive to rural voters with better messaging.  'I think what we have to do as a party is battle the damage to the Democratic brand,' DNC chair Jamie Harrison, who ran against Senator Lindsey Graham in South Carolina last year, said on Daily Beast's New Abnormal podcast.  'I experienced it on my own race, Lindsey and his crew of dark money effectively labeled me as somebody who believed in defunding the police,' he continued.

Questions The Media Should Ask President Biden About His Call For Economic Sanctions On Georgia.  Given that the United States President has, for the first time in American history, called for an economic boycott and economic sanctions of a member state over dutifully and legally passed legislation, a reader passed along questions he'd like to see the White House press ask of the administration they claim to cover.  The questions refer to President Joe Biden's call for an economic boycott of Georgia over its decision to pass SB202, which will put into place mild election integrity reforms.  Q:  Seeing that over the past year, almost 50 percent of small, black-owned business in America have closed for good and seeing how African Americans make up 55 percent of Atlanta, 54 percent of Savannah, and 55 percent of Augusta (where The Masters is played), does President Biden still think calling for an economic boycott and punishment by private companies on all Georgia citizens is a good idea?  And will he now call for boycotts of The Masters, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Atlanta Hawks along with UGA & GA Tech football?  Why or why not?

The Editor says...
Hmmm... "The Masters."  An event that happens every year in Georgia.  Is that the next entity to be called racist, after being innocuous for decades?

The Democrat war against the white middle class.  The left in this country is engaged in an all-out assault on white, middle-class America.  Don't take my word for it.  Saul Alinsky, the official Marxist Democrat party tactician, wrote in Rules for Radicals that "organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America's white middle class.  That is where the power is.  When more than three-fourths of our people from both the point of view of economics and self-identification are middle class, it is obvious that their action or inaction will determine the direction of change.  Large parts of the middle class, the 'silent majority,' must be activated."

Do you know any Biden voter who thought they were voting for this?
Joe Biden Displays Transgender Flags at the White House to Celebrate 'Day of Visibility'.  President Joe Biden will display transgender flags at the White House on Wednesday [3/31/2021] to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, according to an official.  White House Director of Political Strategy and Outreach Emmy Ruiz announced Biden would display the pastel pink and blue and transgender flag at the White House. [...] Biden also released a statement Wednesday to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.  "Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary people in the United States and around the world," Biden's statement read.

Democrats Had Sharpest Decline in Church Membership.  In 2019, I noted that a majority of white Democrats had become non-Christian. [...] That was a Pew survey.  The Gallup survey for church membership now is even worse recording the sharpest drop in membership among Democrats.  20 years ago, 71% of Democrats were members of a church.  A decade later, in the Obama years, it fell to 60% and is now down to 46%.  That's the sharpest drop of any demographic group and a quite striking one.  While religious affiliation has dropped across the board, the collapse among Democrats is striking.

The Editor says...
What kind of a church would a lying earth-worshipping baby-killing socialist election-stealing gay-marriage Democrat attend anyway?  It would have to be a place where they'll tell you everything you want to hear and nothing that you don't want to hear.  Several come to mind immediately.

Bottom Line:  Democrats are Afraid of You.  I'm having a problem deciding whether the Biden administration is stupid or evil or just flat-out afraid of us Commoners.  And then I realized that it's all three.  Here's why.  Our liberal friends never imagined that a Trump could happen.  Nothing in their world prepared them for him.  So what happens when you are confronted by something completely unexpected?  You stop dead in your tracks. [...] Should Dems ignore Trump as a flash in the pan?  Should they figure he represented a few dumb deplorables?  Or should they treat him as an existential danger?  We know what happened.  The Dems chose Door Number Three and embarked on a mission to destroy Trump and everything he represented.

Communist Party USA Affirms Loyalty to Beijing.  It's the 1930s all over again.  American communists are now treating the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with the same slavish reverence once reserved for Stalin and the mighty Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).  The Communist Party USA (CPUSA), once shamelessly subservient to the CPSU, has now completely transferred its loyalties to the CCP.  On March 10, a high-level delegation from the CPUSA met with senior CCP officials in Beijing.  According to an article on the CPUSA website, the International Department of the CPUSA and the International Commission of the Central Committee of the CCP "held a bilateral meeting to celebrate and discuss the 100th anniversary" of the CCP.  Los Angeles-based Rossana Cambron, national co-chair of the CPUSA, and Houston, Texas, comrade Alvaro Rodriguez, the party's International Secretary, led the U.S. delegation.

The Democrat Party Has Declared War on America.  The American Left and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Democrat party, has declared war on America by openly and ruthlessly attacking American society, its norms and foundational principles.  While they previously had been somewhat restrained in their efforts to transform the nation, any pretense of subtlety has now been abandoned.  Consequently, their asinine and self-indulgent theories and totalitarian tactics are on display for all to see.  Yet this coterie of the credulous does not grasp the irrational absurdity of many of their cultural and societal pronouncements.  Now that they control Congress and have a questionably elected and addled dissembler in the White House, these jaw-dropping policies are center stage.  It is little wonder that an increasingly flabbergasted citizenry, as well as many nations throughout the world, are beginning to question what sort of future is in store for the United States.

The American Police State Is Now Forming.  The image of the new wall or fence with razor wire on top that now surrounds the Capitol has been floating across the screen of my mind since it was erected.  Was it erected merely as a response to the horrible events of Jan. 6, and the fear of a right-wing uprising against the anti-Trump Democrats?  Recently, this writer had a breakthrough and understood that this wall is actually an austere reminder that we have entered into a new phase of American history:  the American police state.  The bombast against Trump-supporters now nicknamed "domestic terrorists"; the marching of Guam national Guardsmen to the office of Marjory Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as a demonstration of the legitimacy of Guam as a U.S. entity; the rapid overturning of and de-legitimizing of all Trump policies both domestic and foreign; the emplacement of a transsexual as a higher up in the Health and Human Services Department; the encouragement of a "re-imagining" of police work in our major cities; the non-enforcement of federal laws pertaining to border security and legal entry into the USA; and the racial messages about statues, American history, the teaching of American history, and the need to overturn American society and its traditions are not merely challenges and upheavals to be dealt with.

Why The Oligarchs Fear Christianity.  Gab has been banned from three different banks over the course of the past three weeks.  We operate a legal US business. [...] Gab is the test case for the oligarchs, they will soon start attacking churches and Christian organizations in the same way that Gab has been persecuted for nearly five years now.  Perhaps this secession will become geographic next.  Time will tell, but personally I'm mentally prepared for it.  We didn't choose this, the psychopathic oligarchs in the American regime did.  We will gladly embrace it and no longer associate with wickedness and their death cult of communism and critical theory.  They can keep their drag queen story hours, 87 genders, degeneracy, moral depravity, and endless chaos.  We choose our humanity, freedom, order, and Jesus.  This is, of course, exactly why those in power are attacking Gab.  Tens of millions of Christians are using Gab's services every month to unite and access an uncensored free flow of information that can't be found anywhere else on the internet.

The Culture Curators Want To Think For You.  Many intellectuals in the United States frequently toss around the word "dictatorship" or "dictator" about political parties they don't like, and with such abandon, it is now deemed normal in some circles to use the terms without irony, primarily when referring to the Republican Party.  In their zeal to dismantle conservatism, they miss the true dictator in our country.  They are our cultural curators.  The corporations, much of the media, the entertainment industry, major league sports organizations, academia and Silicon Valley all demand that we fall in line with how they think.  They want to approve of how we speak, what books we read, what movies we watch, what words we use, who we support politically, how we educate our children and what parts of history are acceptable to teach.  Many of these entities have gone from trying to appeal to a wide range of customers based on the products they sell or services they offer to social justice organizations, far removed from their core missions and their consumers.

Hoping to deny DeSantis re-election — and end his presidential hopes — Democrats launch operation 'Ron Be Gone'.  Democrats announced formation of "Ron Be Gone" on Monday [3/15/2021], a fundraising, advertising and organizing vehicle aimed at preventing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis from winning re-election next year.  A bonus, if they contribute to defeating DeSantis, would be imploding his prospects as a 2024 Republican presidential candidate.  Even the name, which sounds like a pest removal product, shows the depth of Democratic animosity toward the Republican governor.

It's time for Red States to start nullifying federal law.  Here are some of the issues that could be affected by the concept of nullification:  [...] [#4] Nullify the anti-police agenda.  During the Obama regime, his DoJ hamstrung city police departments all over the country with phony "civil rights" investigations, resulting in cities hesitant to arrest or prosecute violent thugs.  With anti-police activists surrounding Biden, his administration will do the same, thereby empowering leftist rioters in our cities.  The founders never gave the federal government a law enforcement role as they thought this responsibility best be carried out by local police and sheriff departments.  States should resist and ignore all federal anti-police regulations and DoJ harassment of local police departments.

New NJ law says cops can't notify parents when minor is caught with marijuana or alcohol in first offense.  Democrats are unyielding in their quest for a permissive society where there is little if any personal responsibility.  Nowhere is this more apparent than their preferred policies on the killing of unborn babies, and amid the current marijuana craze liberal politicians are borrowing from that campaign to mainstream weed.  Just as Democrats pursued laws allowing minors to have an abortion without telling their parents, New Jersey has legalized the consumption of marijuana, in all its forms, on private property and enacted a law restricting law enforcement from notifying the parents of minors who are caught with possession of weed or alcohol.  The most remarkable thing here being, perhaps, that tens of millions of Americans continue to support the party that pushes these destructive law

When a Handful of Crises Aren't Enough.  The Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon.  The cabal that addled Joe Biden fronts really didn't want one.  Bridge-building, comity, and compromise are passé.  What Ron Klain, Susan Rice, and a knot of plutocrats and "progressives" who pull Joe's strings want are crises.  Manufactured crises are just as good as the real deals.  They're opportunities not to be wasted.

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If the "Biden administration has enjoyed no honeymoon," it is entirely his fault.  The flurry of executive orders he signed on his first day in office effectively terminated any smooth transition he might have expected.

To defeat woke tyrants, the rest of us must treat them like the monsters they are.  Most Americans hate woke politics — and most minorities don't share "woke" priorities.  Indeed, according to pollster David Shor, woke excesses are causing black voters to flee the Democratic Party.  Despite endless charges of "racism," former President Donald Trump took the biggest share of minority voters of any Republican in my lifetime. [...] Only a tiny minority of consumers care about Mr. Potato Head's toxic masculinity, about "Aunt Jemima" as a brand or about the #MeToo aggressions of Pepé Le Pew.  Yet corporations, universities and governments rush to placate that minuscule slice of the population, trashing large chunks of our culture in the process.  It's happening not because anybody voted for it, but because a small but determined and vicious minority is bullying people to go along, relying on cowardice and groupthink to achieve ends that could never happen via majority vote:  How do you think Dr. Seuss would have done in a referendum?

Masks Are Just Part of the Socialists' Uniform.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they strongly oppose mass illegal immigration.  Ignoring their wishes, the Biden administration has set into place policies that have created a border crisis with no end in sight.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that jobs and the economy are more important than recklessly combatting a global temperature change of a few hundredths of a degree over the next century in the name of "climate justice."  Ignoring their assessment, the Biden administration has killed off oil and gas jobs, increased the cost of gasoline at the pump, and handcuffed America's energy independence in the name of green dreams — strengthening the economies of Russia, China, and Iran while impoverishing millions of Americans.  In poll after poll, Americans have made it clear that they prefer increasing manufacturing and economic diversification at home to depending upon the supply chains and resources of an adversarial China.  Instead, the Biden administration has actively discarded the "America First" economic policies of President Trump and reoriented America back toward the globalist initiatives of the last half-century that benefit transnational banks and Wall Street traders while crippling Main Street businesses and making America vulnerable to her enemies.

Nevada Democratic Party Staff Quits En Masse after Socialists Win Leadership Roles.  Every Nevada Democratic Party staff member quit after Democratic socialists won party leadership roles, according to a new report.  Alana Mounce, the party's executive director, reportedly notified the newly elected party chair, Judith Whitmer, that she and other staff members were resigning, according to The Intercept.  The party's operations director, research director, communications director and finance director all resigned after the left-wing candidates of the "NV Dems Progressive Slate," which was run by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the Left Caucus, beat out the Democratic Party's "Progressive Unity Slate" on Saturday [3/6/2021].

How the Nevada Democrat Socialists Ousted the Traditional Democrat Party and Why You Should Pay Attention.  My colleague Jeff Charles wrote a great article on how the Nevada Democrat Socialists of America (DSA) have taken over the Democrat Party in the state, and why the traditional leadership chose to resign. [...] How did they do it?  For starters, Nevada is a Union-heavy state.  With Las Vegas as the tip of the spear, the AFL-CIO with its dominant membership overshadows the majority of the Western territory.  Unions have always been socialist in their orientation (the collective above the individual), but with the COVID pandemic, "Future of Work" initiatives which have infected every corporate sector and government body, and collaboration with Labor organizations internationally, the DSA's agenda has shifted beyond pro-worker organization to all aspects of political power and shaping people's lives.  Be warned.  As we learned in California with the battles with the Unions over AB5 and Prop 22, the DSA has no interest in co-existence.  They will do whatever it takes to keep and secure power and force behind their agendas.  The primary one being turning America into a socialist country.

Saying 'No' to the Cancel Culture.  On the left, the tumbrels are rolling again, delivering former icons like Dr. Seuss, Pepe Le Pew, and other enemies of the people to the cultural guillotines for immediate beheading.  Their crimes: their decades-old sensibilities are out of touch with those of the seething, humorless and frankly not very bright scolds who currently inhabit the fever swamps of Twitter, Facebook, and the editorial pages of the New York Times.  Go ahead, laugh; what could be more ridiculous than discerning "rape culture" in the broadly drawn behavior of a French striped skunk who's been looking for love in all the wrong places since 1945?  But ham-handed attempts at seduction are no longer funny to the Madame Defarges of the social-justice warrior brigades, and so stinky little Pepe must be banished from Looney Tunes land.

Dr. Seuss shows leftists again blurring fantasy and reality.  What makes it simultaneously amusing and disturbing is that it treats Seuss's nonsensical worlds as real and extrapolates racial messages from them.  Here's the short version of the left's latest attempt to cancel all cultural touchpoints that don't mesh with Marx:  Dr. Seuss's works ended up in the crosshairs when a Virginia school district discovered that Learning for Justice, an education (i.e., indoctrination") site affiliated with the Southern Poverty Law Center, had declared in 2019 that Dr. Seuss's works are racist.  Once the school's story hit the news, the pile-on began, with every leftist rushing to condemn Seuss for making his Asian, Inuit, and African humanoid characters every bit as weird, misshapen, and ugly as his (presumably) white American humanoid characters.  Six Seuss works were pulled from Amazon and eBay because of their racial horrors and Biden ignored Seuss entirely on Read Across America Day, which is held annually on Dr. Seuss's birthday.

Poll: 65% of Fans Think Disney Has Lunged Too Far Into Wokeness.  Considering a Disney+ membership?  You may want to hold off.  The Daily Wire released the results of an exclusive poll conducted by Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies which found that 65% of Americans "believe that companies like Disney have taken political correctness too far."  Conducted between Feb 26 and March 3, the poll of 1,098 participants, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, set the bottom line:  "Corporate America's lunge into 'wokeness' and cancel culture might hit a bump in the road given public reaction to Disney's recent actions," concluded Newhouse.  Walt is probably rolling over in his grave.  The polling group also asked about Disney's cancel culture stab at Gina Carano.  As a reminder, Carano formerly starred in Disney's The Mandalorian but was axed back in February due to her "abhorrent" social media posts.  As per usual, most lefties supported Disney's decision to cancel Carano but conservatives saw right through the smoke and mirrors.

Use These 32 Questions to Determine Whether Someone Is a Liberal or a Leftist.  The great tragedy of our time is that liberals vote left.  Virtually every value liberals have held for a century is now held by conservatives and scorned by leftists.  Therefore, America, in serious jeopardy of being lost, will be saved when people convince the liberals in their life that the left, not the conservative, is their enemy.  This process begins by establishing whether a friend or relative is a liberal or a leftist.  If it turns out that he or she is a liberal, it is worth engaging in respectful dialogue on the issues of the day.  If the friend or relative is a leftist, you can probably only talk about innocuous subjects such as the weather (though not about global warming) or sports (though not about players taking a knee during the national anthem).  If you talk about the great issues of the day with a left-wing friend or relative, that could be the last time you talk to each other.  He or she is likely to unfriend you not only on social media but also in life.  Leftists generally do not dialogue; they dismiss.

Why Deadnaming Matters.  Richard Levine was born in 1957 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, an affluent suburb 20 minutes north of Boston.  He went to Hebrew school and had a bar mitzvah before heading to the very tony (very expensive) all-boys Belmont Hill School, where he played as a linebacker on the football team.  From there he went to Harvard undergrad before heading south for med school at Tulane.  While still in school, he married classmate Martha Peaslee; the couple would go on to have two children, one boy and one girl.  Richard's career got off to a running start with a residency and fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.  From there he moved to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, where he established himself firmly as a leader in his field, building both an adolescent medicine division and an eating disorders clinic.  But even with a loving family and a meaningful career, something was amiss in Richard Levine's world.  Eight years after his move to Pennsylvania, the doctor began to see a therapist.  Another eight years after that, he publicly announced his decision to transition to presenting as a woman.  Now, a full decade after that announcement, Richard — now Rachel — stands as Joe Biden's nominee for the United States' Assistant Secretary for Health.

The Left's Campaign Against Self-Defense.  Last week, federal prosecutors offered an undisclosed plea deal to two lawyers who firebombed an NYPD van and drove around passing out Molotov cocktails to protesters at a violent May 2020 Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest in Brooklyn. [...] In the name of "social justice," politicians and the judiciary in many cities and states are bestowing moral rights on violent left-wing and anarchist groups.  District attorney Mike Schmidt, for instance, announced in August that he won't prosecute most of the 550 people arrested during the 75 days of mayhem in Portland last spring.  He said the leniency was an attempt to "create a forum" to express "collective grief, anger, and frustration" at the death of George Floyd and the history of abuses endured by people of color.  Worse, he said using the criminal justice system against them would "undermine public safety" for those "demanding to be heard." Schmidt, his Democrat cohort, and leftist sympathizers in journalism, law, and academia willfully ignore the fact that such misplaced clemency condones and encourages militant groups' violence, their disrespect for the law, and their anti-American agenda.

Top Pollster Says Pelosi, Dems' Every Move Makes Trump Even More Popular.  While establishment Republicans move to expunge Donald Trump from the head of the GOP, his massive voting base is expressing the opposite view.  According to pollster Jim McLaughlin, Trump is becoming more popular every time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Joe Biden, and Democrats make a move to undo a Trump policy.  McLaughlin, who conducted the McLaughlin & Associates CPAC preference poll, found that many Americans are looking back at Trump's agenda and accomplishments and missing it. [...] "The more they attack his issue agenda and his people, the stronger President Trump gets," he said.  McLaughlin pulled these findings from his CPAC poll to make his point:
      ◦   Ninety-seven percent want Congress to do more to fight for their conservative agenda.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said there was voter fraud that helped Biden win.
      ◦   Ninety-three percent said Biden doesn't have the mental capacity to be president.
      ◦   Ninety-six percent said the Washington establishment thinks they are better than ordinary people.
      ◦   Ninety-nine percent said we need to get the children back to school and open the economy.
      ◦   Sixty-three percent said they are angry/disappointed with the Republican National Committee.

Carlson: 'Dr. Seuss Was Not a Racist — Dr. Seuss Was a Preachy Liberal'.  During the Tuesday [3/2/2021] broadcast of his Fox News Channel program, Tucker Carlson addressed the controversy surrounding Dr. Seuss' children's books, which have been deemed "racist" but some on the American left.  Carlson warned if "cancel culture" was allowed to succeed with Dr. Seuss, America would be "lost."

Did "Defund The Police" Drive Non-White Voters To Trump?  If this is true, talk about backfire.  Former Obama campaign adviser David Shor argues yes.  Democrats thought that slogan would strengthen ethnocentric voting choices.  Instead, it forced non-white voters to choose ideology over demographics, especially among Hispanics — and rather than pull voters to Joe Biden by pandering, they drove them to Donald Trump instead.

Joe Biden [was] Asked When America Will Get Back to Normal.  Joe Biden was asked when things will go back to normal on Tuesday [3/2/2021] as he shuffled out of his presser.  Joe paused and told the leftwing reporters: [...] Maybe next year.  These Democrats are determined to kill America.

Americans tune out the Golden Globe Awards.  The television audience for Hollywood's virtual Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday [2/28/2021] fell sharply from last year's event, with preliminary estimates on Monday indicating that about 60 per cent fewer viewers tuned in to the widely panned award show.  Ratings data reported on Monday by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline showed that only about 5.4 million Americans watched the three-hour telecast on the NBC network.  The preliminary figures do not reflect viewing on the American West Coast, but they nevertheless reflect a drop of nearly two-thirds from early audience estimates for the 2020 show.

Poll Shows Republicans Care About Issues, Democrats Just Hate Republicans.  A Echelon Insights poll shows that Republican priorities surround the big issues of the day, while Democrat concerns are focused almost solely on hating Republicans. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Republican voters are illegal immigration, lack of support for police, high taxes, left-wing media bias, the moral decline of the country, socialism, Antifa, China, late-term abortion, election fraud, tech censorship, and discrimination against Christians. [...] Starting with the most concerned, the top issues of concern for Democrat voters are — no joke — Trump supporters, white nationalism, systemic racism, gun violence, healthcare coverage, domestic terror, police brutality, discrimination against the alphabet people, sexism, voter suppression, student debt, and capitalism.

A short primer on the importance of our Second Amendment rights.  Joe Biden's had a lot on his plate.  First, he erased America's immigration laws by order government employees not to enforce them.  Then he destroyed the economy by attacking the oil and gas that are essential for modern life.  After that, he sowed some racial discord.  Next, he insulted our only ally in the Middle East while sucking up to "Death to America" Iran.  And that's just the shortlist.  But the people in charge haven't forgotten one of their most important missions:  To destroy the Second Amendment.

The Democrats' 'Woke' Equality Act:  Another Awful Idea That Would Radically Change America.  In principle, the law bars employment and other discrimination against LGBTQ workers.  In reality, it disenfranchises large swaths of American society, from religious institutions and women's rights groups to small businesses and nonprofits.  Legal legerdemain is key here.  The proposed law erases biologically based sex definitions and protections under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and replaces them with the phrase "sexual orientation and gender identity," a legal definition so broad as to be almost meaningless.  So if you believe in traditional marriage and sex roles, or don't agree there are 64 different genders (or even 112, as some assert), you now officially and legally become a bigot, for all that implies.

The Blue States Are Now the Beggar States.  Last week, I visited South Florida for four days, and what a shock:  Everything was open.  The beaches, the hotels, the restaurants (with some sensible safety and social distancing restrictions).  The classrooms are full.  The other strange thing about being in Florida was that people were happy.  They were playing tennis and golf.  They were going to work and getting on with their lives.  Florida is a Republican, can-do kind of place.  Then, there is New York.  Manhattan is a morose and deserted place to be.  It's as if it's boarded up.  People are living their lives afraid.  They are depressed, which makes the whole place depressing.  In Southern California, I experienced the same dreariness.  And it wasn't the weather, which was warm and sunny.  Restaurants were closed or highly restricted.  Stores were sparsely attended, and people were generally grimacing and standoffish.  They yelp in horror if you take off your mask, even for a moment.

Group: Biden gun control would 'criminalize' 105M law-abiding people.  As President Biden pivots to the highly charged issue of gun control, key groups are urging him to respect the 105 million law-abiding gun owners and target instead illegal use of firearms.  Today, a growing organization that represents those with permits to carry concealed weapons said that instead of limiting access to guns, the president should nationalize legal permitting and end the patchwork of state regulations that range from tight bans to no restrictions.  "While we can agree that there are several 'common sense' and long overdue changes needed to our nation's gun laws, we firmly believe that the path forward should be focused on supporting and protecting responsible, law-abiding Americans — not criminalizing and punishing them," said a letter to Biden from the U.S. Concealed Carry Association.

Why we need an inquiry into January 6.  [Scroll down]  Indeed, so quick was the construction of this narrative that the cynics among us speculated that the riot, if not exactly premeditated by anti-Trump forces, was at least foreseen as an exploitable possibility.  Something similar can be said about the deployment of the phrase 'our democracy'.  In this case, the first-person-plural possessive is very clearly intended to be exclusive, not inclusive.  No one wearing a MAGA hat or waving a Trump banner is included in that 'our'.  The thousands of loyalty-tested National Guard troops and the tall, razor-wire-tipped fence hastily erected to surround the Capitol communicated the same message.  It's Us vs Them, comrade:  talk about 'unity' and 'our democracy' but practice division and exclusion.  Nancy Pelosi called the Capitol 'the people's house', the 'citadel of democracy', but the armed troops and the fence bespoke a different reality.

Ag commissioner Fried orders offices to defy any order to lower flags for Limbaugh.  Florida's agriculture commissioner is challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis' plans to honor conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.  Following Limbaugh's death from lung cancer last week, the Republican governor told a crowd of West Palm Beach supporters that he would celebrate Limbaugh's legacy by ordering state flags to fly at half-staff.  "When there's things of this magnitude, once the date of internment for Rush is announced, we're going to be lowering the flags to half-staff," DeSantis said during a campaign-style event at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport.

Biden's HHS Pick Advocates Sex Changes For Kids.  On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a nomination hearing for Dr. Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden's pick for Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  There are plenty of reasons for the committee to be concerned about placing Dr. Levine in such an influential and powerful role. [...] Most alarmingly, Dr. Levine has advocated for sex changes for pre-pubertal people, otherwise known as "children."  A professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, Levine has given lectures in various settings since at least 2012 on how to perform sex changes and gender conversion therapy on children.  According to Levine, children ought to be given the latitude to choose their own gender.  Levine has advised adults to "try not to force them one way or other [sic]" and instead to follow the child's lead.

A Word About The Biden Return To 'Normalcy'.  Less than a month into Biden's term, let's take a look at America's return to "normal":
  •   Is it our standard-operating procedure to call, without evidence, those we disagree with racists and white supremacists?
  •   Is being obsessed with, and bowing down before, identity politics who we are?
  •   Is letting males compete with female athletes playing it straight in the U.S.?
  •   Is a militarized zone around the U.S. Capitol a long-standing American custom?  What about a political witch hunt disguised as an effort to root out domestic terrorists?
  •   Is it normal for an administration to snub Israel, America's only natural and traditional ally in the Middle East?
  •   Is it routine for the president's family to conduct "corrupt business dealings in foreign countries"?
  •   Is it normal for public schools to be closed across the country because the teachers unions in a real sense own the party in power in Washington?
  •   Is it a time-honored American practice for the media to snuggle up to that party in power and treat the president as a celebrity, even a savior, and refuse to sufficiently fact-check him?

A Fifty-Year History of Anti-Patriotism in the United States.  Patriotism is under attack.  The idea of the cultural Marxists on the left is to replace traditional patriotism with a different vision of the meaning of American nationalism from the vision that has obtained since 1776, although that traditional understanding and vision of the USA has gone through modifications over decades.  Unwillingness to say the Pledge of Allegiance or even to stand for the Pledge is not a first step in that direction, but part of an endgame toward a revised understanding of what America is and what its role is in history.  The readers of this article should not be surprised if legislation for a revised American flag is offered in the halls of Congress in the near future.

McConnell's Bitter Turtle Soup.  [Scroll down]  With parts of the country on lockdown, schools closed, and a volatile market making Americans justifiably nervous, Democrats and their Republican enablers decided that damaging President Trump (and pre-emptively torpedoing his return in '24) was still their most pressing concern.  That's a pretty sobering admission of just how popular President Trump's policies really are.  Congress is more afraid of him and the transformational change he represents than it is of a hostile China, a worldwide pandemic, a Cold Civil War here in the U.S., or the potential for a complete global economic collapse.  We are so far "through the looking-glass" now that Alice's Wonderland seems more believable.

Biden's biggest lie.  Since the precarious installation of our new leader, cancel culture has ratcheted up and grown even more idiotic and insidious.  Careless tales of white supremacy and Trump supporting insurgency have been tossed out like red meat to the wolf pack media by the "uniter" himself.  The force-feeding of school curriculums and guidelines created to shame a majority of the population for offensive melanin are in vogue and proliferating.  This "Us against them" rhetoric is not waning but accelerating under the Biden administration and it is becoming utterly exhausting.  I believe that most Americans, not just conservatives, want to live their lives in peace and free from ignorant scolds insistent on making everyone feel guilty and miserable.  News flash:  I have liberal friends who feel the same way.  There is a much smaller faction of troublemakers involved in the division of America than we think.  The problem is that the new occupant of the White House is one of them.

GOP senator files 2 bills to stop cancel culture.  Here's how Dems responded.  California, home to Hollywood, may be where cancel culture strikes loudest and most viciously.  But one Republican lawmaker in the Golden State hopes to strike back against an ideology that is poisoning honest political debate and ruining careers and lives.  State Sen. Melissa Melendez has filed two bills that would protect people based on their political beliefs — a seemingly odd thing for a country founded on providing that guarantee to its citizens.  One bill, the "Diversity of Thought Act," would amend California's Fair Employment and Housing Act to include political affiliation among those "specified characteristics," as the current law says, that protect people from random discrimination.

Delusional or Deliberate?  The great leftist disconnect from reality.  Jen Psaki, who serves as Joe Biden's Press Secretary, is an excellent choice in many ways.  She's comfortable appearing uninformed and unintelligent before the media.  She knows that they won't call her out and apparently doesn't care what the American people think.  On Tuesday, she offered a perfect example of that latter point.  Psaki is hosting weekly video briefings during which she answers questions people have submitted via Twitter.  At one minute and 21 seconds into the video below, Psaki reads out the question:  "What is President Biden doing for my small business?" [...] The lockdowns have decimated businesses in every Democrat-run state.  Considering how important small businesses are to the economy, this is a deeply serious issue.  So what's Psaki's choice for the most important thing — the "first and foremost" thing — that Biden has done for small businesses?  "He nominated a woman to lead the Small Business Administration": [...] And what else did Biden do for small businesses?  He signed a race-based executive order making money available only for minorities.  This is a woman disconnected from reality, working for an administration that's equally disconnected.  [Video clip]

Are Democrats Creating Two Americas?  About half the nation is on the naughty side of the Naughty or Nice list kept by score-settling Jacobins.  Per their ledgers, our side's crimes are many.  We support Trump.  We dare to exercise our free speech rights.  We question the honesty of the 2020 presidential contests.  We mock a pillar of the heathens' pseudo-religion, "Manmade" climate change.  We know that fossil fuel and the Keystone XL Pipeline are very good things.  We know that gender isn't plastic.  Real females deserve athletics free from faux female participation.  We know that babies in the womb are human beings.  We refute, as patent race-mongering, the harangue that America is an irredeemably racist land, which must be punished and deconstructed, and whose nonblack citizens must be Jim Crowed as an initial down payment on recompense.  Our stupendously greatest offense?  We're a law-abiding, patriotic, God-fearing, family-loving, and hard-working people.

Juan Williams Becomes Visibly Upset As Greg Gutfeld Rages Against The Media In Masterful Rant.  On Monday [2/15/2021], Juan Williams appeared visibly upset as Greg Gutfeld went scorched earth against the lying liberal media.  In fact, you can quite literally see Williams shaking his head and squirming in his chair as Gutfeld unleashed his masterful rant.  Gutfeld blistered the media for not being transparent when it comes to voter fraud allegations, saying that the media accuses conservatives of being "treasonous" if they even dare to raise the question.  He also hammered the left for their support of left-wing riots over the summer because they were done in the name of "social justice".  "Juan says that if you want to bury the lie of election fraud, then let's investigate it and make it more transparent," Gutfeld began.  "If people can believe that something was wrong with the election and not be accused of being treasonous.... Your side did it for 4 years!  So nobody is going to bury anything.  People are concerned that there's a problem with the election system, the same way that you feel about the justice system.  It was okay for your side to riot for months over the justice system.  But somebody gets ticked off about the election system and that's 'treasonous'," he added.

Eric Swalwell says God is a woman while discussing Trump impeachment trial.  Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., on Sunday [2/14/2021] suggested that God is a woman while discussing the impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump.  Swalwell, 40, made the comments during an appearance on MSNBC, explaining Democrats' decision not to subpoena additional witnesses.  "The choice was, do we chase those people — not knowing what they're going to say to the courts — for years.  Or do we go forward with a powerful, thundering case that we have," Swalwell said.  "And also, (Senate Minority Leader) Mitch McConnell was already telling us that he believed the challenge was a jurisdictional one."  Swalwell said calling witnesses wouldn't have changed Republicans' mind on voting to acquit Trump on the charge of citing Jan. 6's riot at the U.S. Capitol, even if the witnesses were "God herself."

Tucker Carlson Suggests Democrats Have Become 'More Vicious in Victory' — 'Power Makes Them Mean'.  Thursday [2/11/2021], FNC "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host Tucker Carlson speculated on the motivations driving congressional Democrats to pursue the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, which he described as "mad" and "irrational."  Carlson noted that even in victory, Democrats are continuing their relentless pursuit, which he argued was a product of gaining power.  He also questioned why some in the media are seeking to quell dissenting opinion, including Fox News.  [Video clip]

'A lot of cowboys out here': Rural California embraces lockdown defiance.  In Woody Clendenen's barbershop, a standard haircut costs $15.  Seniors get a discount for $12, and liberals are charged $40.  At least that's what the sign at his local Cottonwood shop in Northern California's Shasta County says.  His small business is donned with Trump 2020 gear, support to create the new state of Jefferson, and copies of the Constitution for customers to read or take.  He's got regulars who stick around just to talk politics and feel a sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most of them are maskless and aren't told to follow any health precautions when they're at Cottonwood Barbershop.  Though California's often considered one of the bluest states in the country, in the rural Northstate, most locals share a similar philosophy, embracing the independent spirit of the wild, wild West.

Chris Wallace's toxicity with Fox News viewers on display in charity auction.  The continuing prominence of Chris Wallace on Fox News both annoys and perplexes many of the channel's remaining conservative viewers.  And now we finally have a metric demonstrating the aversion toward Wallace by Fox viewers.

Liberal Columnist Accidentally Admits Diversity Isn't a StrengthLos Angeles Times columnist Virginia Heffernan went viral last weekend because of an op-ed.  She wrote about her discomfort with her very friendly "Trumpite" neighbors.  They shoveled snow from her driveway without her even asking, making her "realize I owe them thanks."  But Heffernan wondered "how much thanks?"  To her way of thinking, she can't allow neighborliness to wipe away the alleged horrors of the Trump era.  "My neighbors supported a man who showed near-murderous contempt for the majority of Americans," Heffernan wrote.  "They kept him in business with their support." [...] The column was rightfully mocked by conservatives as petty, arrogant, and out-of-touch.  It illustrates how many liberals think they're superior to the "deplorables" simply because they have the "correct" beliefs.  Deplorables can demonstrate all manner of noble conduct, yet are still morally inferior to the ungrateful liberals they assist.

Restaurant gets death threats for not allowing server to wear Black Lives Matter mask.  The owner of a popular California restaurant says the eatery got death threats and was forced to close for not allowing a waitress to wear a Black Lives Matter mask on the job, according to a report.  The Girl and the Fig, a country-style French restaurant in Sonoma, received threats of violence after a former server, Kimi Stout, complained about the incident on local media, according to ABC 7.  "I would have absolutely abided by the mask rules if they had a sign up that said Black Lives Matter," said Stout, who left the job over the conflict, told the station.  "As a Brown queer fem person, standing up for the marginalized has always been important to me [...]" she said.

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Here's a handy tip about success in life:  If your job requires you to interact with the public, you will have a short and miserable career if you make an effort to look and act as abnormal, repugnant, and generally non-standard non-conformist as you can.  When you are ostracized as a result of your recalcitrance, you should not be surprised, and you should avoid rushing to the news media with your victimhood story, because it won't help your situation in the long run.

Activists push Democrats to give stimulus checks to 9M taxpaying noncitizens.  Democrats face pressure from immigration activists to provide pandemic relief checks to millions of immigrants who are illegally residing in the United States but pay taxes.  Behind the scenes, left-leaning advocacy groups and nonprofit organizations are pushing to get $1,400 checks, including in major pandemic relief legislation not only for the 2.2 million U.S. citizen children who were excluded from the two previous checks but 9.3 million adults who pay billions of dollars in federal taxes.  Altogether, the measure could cost the federal government $13 billion.  The National Immigration Law Center, Church World Services, and Service Employees International Union are leading efforts to whip Senate Democrats into adding language for the checks into the pandemic relief legislative package.  The move is not expected to succeed but could complicate negotiations within the Democratic Party in the coming weeks.

Biden's next big pipeline decision could deepen clash of greens and unions.  President Biden's pending decision whether to shut down the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline could deepen early tensions between environmentalists and unions that endorsed him.  Biden's day-one order to revoke a permit for the better-known Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States drew backlash from organized labor and some centrist Democrats who say the cancellation will kill thousands of construction jobs.  Now, liberal lawmakers, celebrities, and indigenous leaders have asked the president to shutter Dakota Access, which critics warn would trigger more backlash since the pipeline is already operational, unlike Keystone.  The Dakota Access pipeline has been carrying oil for more than three years from North Dakota to Illinois.

White House Supports Mavericks Scrapping The National Anthem Because America Fails 'Often'.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki expressed support for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's decision to remove the national anthem from the team's home games because they "feel [the anthem] doesn't represent them."  During the Wednesday [2/10/2021] press briefing, Fox News's Peter Doocy asked Psaki about the Biden administration's stance on Cuban's decision.  While the press secretary acknowledged that President Joe Biden is "proud to be an American and has great respect for the anthem," she also said he would support the Mavericks for calling out the frequent times when "we as a country haven't lived up to our highest ideals."  "He'd also say that, of course, that part of pride in our country means recognizing moments where we as a country haven't lived up to our highest ideals, which is often, and at times what people are speaking to when they take action at sporting events," Psaki said.

More about the injection of politics into sports.

Tom Cotton:  Joe Biden Is Keeping U.S. Closed for Americans, Leaving Border Open for Illegal Aliens.  President Joe Biden's administration is getting blasted by lawmakers, local officials, and critics for advocating lockdowns and restrictions for Americans during the Chinese coronavirus crisis while seemingly opening the nation's borders to illegal aliens who can flout Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.  As Breitbart News has extensively reported, the Biden administration has resumed the Catch and Release program wherein border crossers are apprehended and promptly released into the interior of the United States.  These border crossers are not required to test negative for the coronavirus before their release into American communities.

Why the Left Must Destroy a Patriotic American Ethos.  During the past year, we have witnessed an assault on our cultural heritage and history; the anti-American iconoclasm that gripped the activist economy throughout the United States is now a force of absolute desecration that will erase our entire history and heritage if given the chance.  First, they came for the Confederate monuments under the bullhorn of racism.  Quietly supported by mainstream conservatism, these same anti-American iconoclasts just as quickly turned against Lincoln, Grant, and other Union war heroes, much to the consternation of mainstream conservatives too blind, willfully or ignorantly, to see what the war against our art is about.  How did it come to this?  As many know, there has been a "long march" through our institutions by anti-American and anti-Western liberals who see themselves as the vanguard elect eradicating the sins of white Western Christian civilization.

Maxine Waters denies ever encouraging violence against Republicans.  We are currently being governed by a class of people who believe:
  •   Focusing obsessively on race, and classifying people solely by racial characteristics, is "anti-racist."
  •   Violent cadres of masked people attacking their political enemies, burning buildings, and engaging in violent censorship are "anti-fascists."
  •   People can change their sex at will because of their feelings, a subset of which is the assertion that men can have babies.
  •   Ending punishments for criminals (no bail arrests, decarceration, etc.) will end crime.
  •   Humans the power to affect the earth's climate, a dynamic system that has been changing endlessly for 4.5 billion years.
  •   A welfare state can survive an open border.
  •   Introducing millions of unskilled Latin American laborers into America will not have any negative effect on low-income people who are already in America, especially American Blacks.
  •   Forcing employers to pay above-market wages will result in more jobs, not fewer.
  •   A decrepit, corrupt, senile man who campaigned from his basement got more votes than any presidential candidate in American history.
  •   Violent riots across American cities, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, are peaceful protests.
Given this departure from reality, should we really be shocked that Rep. Maxine Waters is denying that she ever called for violence against Republicans?  If you're a conservative, you're familiar with this video:  [Video clip]

Rep. Cori Bush under fire for defending riot at St. Louis city jail.  Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., is facing criticism for her reaction to a riot Saturday [1/6/2021] at a downtown St. Louis jail.  Inmates rioted over a variety of concerns, setting fires, smashing windows and throwing debris to the street below.  It took corrections officers almost eight hours to end the "extremely violent" disturbance.  But the Missouri congresswoman tweeted a statement of support for the rioters, saying she would work to address their grievances, which include safety fears due to the coronavirus pandemic.  "I want to talk to my constituents in the window," Bush tweeted, referring to the inmates.  "Their lives and their rights must be protected.  My team and I are working to ensure that the urgent needs of people who are incarcerated are not ignored."

Here Come the 'Climate Lockdowns'.  PJM's Jeff Reynolds reported on the proposed "climate emergency" legislation that would declare climate change a "national emergency."  If passed, it would give Biden sweeping powers and unlock billions in spending.  Since there is no "climate emergency" at the moment, the radical greens have to create one.  And the more dire and frightening they can make it, the more powerful they will become.  AOC and her cohorts in Congress will do their best but it's likely that the worst of the "Green New Deal" will never be enacted even with the declaration that climate change is a national emergency.  But suppose President Biden and other western leaders were to declare a "climate lockdown"?  In a climate lockdown, "governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban the consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling."

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Even the most ardent Democrat — the most rabid baby-killing abortionist, the most heavy-handed union goon, the queerest LGBTQWERTY+ non-conforming transvestite — must surely wonder if he or she really voted for this assortment of draconian foolishness.  Does anyone really believe that "consumption of red meat" changes the weather so much that the U.S. economy must be strangled to fix it?  Does anyone really believe that if U.S. oil drilling stops, there won't be any oil exploration anywhere in the world (like the Middle East)?  Did any voter (living or dead) in November 2020 think he or she was voting for "extreme energy-saving measures" — whatever that may mean?

When (or If) Comes the Pushback?  The Bush-Clinton-Obama continuum of 24 years (from 1993 through 2015) cemented the bipartisan fusion administrative state.  Trump and his "Make America Great Again" agenda were its pushback.  The counterreaction to the populism of the Trump reset — or Trump himself — is as of yet unsure.  Joe Biden's tenure may mark a return to business as usual of the Bush-Clinton years.  Or more likely, it will accelerate the current hard-left trajectory.  Either way, it seems that Biden is intent on provoking just such a pushback by his record number of early and often radical executive orders — a tactic candidate Biden condemned.  On almost every issue — open borders, blanket amnesties, canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, promoting the Green New Deal, and hard-left appointees — Biden is touting positions that likely do not earn 50 percent public support.

Hot mic purportedly picks up Dems mocking Matt Gaetz for request to recite 'Pledge of Allegiance'.  Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee appeared to mock and ridicule GOP member Matt Gaetz after he requested the panel recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" ahead of a hearing.  Their comments were picked up by a hot mic, according to a video file of the Thursday [2/4/2021] hearing obtained by The Daily Caller.  "In the video, you can hear Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen and an unidentified House Democrat appearing to joke about the request.  They were reminded by a staffer that their microphones were hot, according to the audio," The DC reported.  During the hearing, which pertained to new House rules, Gaetz, Florida Republican, requested the pledge be recited at the beginning of each hearing.

Watch: Nadler Refuses To Allow "Unnecessary" Pledge Of Allegiance To Be Recited.  It's no secret that many Democrats in Congress don't value the traditions of our great nation.  That includes the Pledge of Allegiance.  We already knew they hated the Star Spangled Banner after 4 and a half years of calling it "racist" thanks to Colin Kaepernick, but now they have set their sights on the Pledge.  On Thursday [2/4/2021], House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler shut down Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz's request to have the committee recite the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of hearings. [...] Surely after all of the talk of "unity" from former Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional Democrats would absolutely want to show how our country can unify, right?  Wrong.

Rand Paul Denounces Biden Transgender Sports Policy.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged President Joe Biden's Education Secretary nominee on his statement it is "appropriate" to allow boys to compete in girls' sports by asking, "What planet are you from?"  During a confirmation hearing Wednesday [2/3/2021] of the Senate committee that oversees education, the Kentucky senator asked Miguel Cardona if he thinks it is "fair" to allow boys claiming to be transgender to participate in girls' sports, and about how it affects girls competing in these athletic events.  "I think it is appropriate," Cardona replied.  "It is the legal responsibility of schools to provide opportunities for students to participate in activities and this includes students who are transgender."

Trump Moves Out of the White House and into Their Heads.  You would never know that * is president.  DC's denizen can't move on.  They don't want to move on.  Look what they have to move onto, two years of utter failure with that desiccated old zombie at the helm screwing this up until an energized and woke wave of GOP candidates who want to burn the whole garbage Establishment down sweep into power in 2022.  When the Reddit Rebels took on the Democrat-donating hedge funders, that was the spirit of Trump.  And, like the awkward and clumsy counter-insurgents they are, our stupid Establishment tore off its smiley-face mask and stepped in to protect its own against the great unwashed who had so improbably managed to win, if only for a moment, the rigged game that is Wall Street.  How many people got woke that day?  And how many people got woke when * threw tens of thousands of Americans out of work as human sacrifices to the blue libs' angry weather goddess?  How many got woke when * announced he was making the all-purpose boogeyman of "racism" a cornerstone of his administration?  How many got woke when they saw the Democrat-subsidizing tech lords shut down the speech of anyone who dissents?  How many got woke when COVID suddenly started to vanish the second it stopped being useful?

Republicans tear into Biden's Press Secretary Jen Psaki and demand she apologize for mocking Space Force during briefing.  House Republicans have slammed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and demanded she 'immediately apologize' for 'demeaning' the US Space Force.  Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers and Florida Rep. Mike Waltz both hit out at Psaki Tuesday for what they described as a 'disgraceful' quip about the newest branch of the military where she joked it was 'the plane of today'.  Psaki also managed to ruffle more feathers in the briefing room Tuesday [2/2/2021] when she hit out at a Politico reporter accusing her of 'putting words in my mouth' over the White House's China strategy.

Bed Bath & Beyond Joins Fascist Crusade.  Left-wingers running major American companies are targeting their own customers in a fascist-style anti-Trump crusade.  The objective: to intimidate and silence conservatives.  The other day it was Loews hotels.  Run by the Democratic/leftist Tisch family, the company ostentatiously announced it would cancel a fundraiser for Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley at its Orlando hotel.  This because the Tisches were incensed that Hawley had the nerve to stand on the Senate floor and defend election integrity and the Constitution.  Now it is, of all places, Bed Bath & Beyond that has launched an attack on its pro-Trump customers.  The company has ostentatiously decided to stop carrying MyPillow products because they have it in for MyPillow founder and quite visible Trump supporter Mike Lindell.  And unsurprisingly, cross-match the corporate governing officers of Bed Bath & Beyond with Federal Election Commission (FEC) records and, lo and behold, one finds ... yes indeed ... a far-left Trump-hater in a senior position at the company.

John Kerry, Global Warming Ghoul.  Presidential climate envoy John Kerry stirred up a black cloud last week when he said the workers who lost their jobs over the administration's decision to shut down Keystone XL pipeline construction could just make solar panels instead.  At least he didn't tell them they should learn to code.  But it was a cruel comment nonetheless, and representative of the political left's careless destruction of livelihoods in service of their climate god.  At a news conference last week, Kerry said "what President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks" who lost jobs "have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels."  Unsaid yet clearly understood is the Democrats' contempt for calloused-hand working class Americans — these "deplorables" just can't make good decisions and need the guiding hand of government to help them avoid the briar patches and potholes of life.

Religious Leaders Have Mixed Feelings About Biden's Agenda.  Since Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20, religious leaders from major faiths have had to grapple with the administration's stance on a range of issues, often resulting in a blend of hope and dismay, the AP reported.  On issues like abortion, Biden has created angst amongst Roman Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention leaders, as the president has indicated strong support for abortion rights for women, according to the AP. [...] On issues of LGBTQ rights and religious freedom, Biden's expansion of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections has united Catholics and Southern Baptists in opposition to the president's agenda, arguing it could infringe on the rights of religious groups who oppose same-sex marriage and the inclusion of gender identity, the AP reported.

Youtube rushes to hide the mass unpopularity of Biden Whitehouse.  It's all one giant Psy-Op.  The Whitehouse Youtube Channel for the most popular President ever elected is being unliked en mass.  Youtube kicked Donald Trump off the "platform", so hordes of fans are tuning into Joe Biden's channel instead, and they're not happy.  Joe Biden's inauguration video tally currently stands at 4,300 "likes" and 48,000 "dislikes".  Realizing the PR flop that this is, Youtube quietly unlisted the video to hide it from searches, but it's at this link.  In newer Whitehouse videos, the downvotes continue.  Clearly the Social Media controllers have a problem.  One week later, and Youtube don't just unlist the video's — the Swat team has started deleting the deporable votes instead.

Will they stop all their other nonsense if there is an "outcry?"  Are we all in a big shouting match now?
Biden admin halts plans to give Gitmo detainees COVID-19 vaccine ahead of Americans after outcry.  After a massive outcry, the Biden Defense Department paused plans to give the COVID-19 vaccine to about 40 Guantanamo Bay detainees, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the masterminds behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  While millions of Americans wait in line, The New York Times reported last week that Gitmo detainees and prisoners will be offered vaccines on a voluntary basis, beginning as early as Monday.  But the Pentagon halted those plans Saturday in the face of heavy criticism for prioritizing terror suspects ahead of American citizens, according to CBS News.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pinned responsibility for the initial decision, which the Department of Defense confirmed Friday, on President Joe Biden.

A Tsunami of Hate.  All politics is divisive.  That's the healthy basis of our constitutional order: the freedom to disagree.  To suppress disagreement, to outlaw it — as many Democrats and their Big Tech and media allies — are demanding these days, is to end democracy as we know it.  The problem is not that we disagree.  We are not suffering as a nation from healthy disagreement.  We are suffering from a Tsunami of Hate emanating from the Democrat Party that seeks to demonize, criminalize and extinguish dissent from the 75 million supporters of Donald Trump.  It is now official Washington dogma that to question an election result — something the congressional Democrats have done in the face of every Republican presidential victory since 2000 — is now "insurrection" and "domestic terrorism," or the incitement thereto, and needs to be prosecuted and suppressed.

Be a tribe of one.  Suppose you're a die-hard Democrat.  What do you do about such issues as: [...] Environmentalism and immigration versus unions.  Do you side with trade unions — which are overwhelmingly Democrats — who understandably want good jobs for workers?  Or do you side with environmentalists — who are also overwhelmingly Democrats — who want to eliminate the oil and gas industry and the millions of jobs that accompany it, and illegal immigration advocates — who are overwhelmingly Democrats — who want to flood America with low-paid immigrants that may eventually vote Democrat but will drive down America's worker wages even further?

Pelosi slammed for 'inciteful' rhetoric after calling pro-2nd Amendment GOP lawmakers 'enemy within'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's use of inciteful rhetoric shows no signs of abatement, as the California Democrat who previously referred to then-President Donald Trump as a "domestic enemy" called Republican lawmakers the "enemy within."  The reason for this egregious slander is because some GOP lawmakers want to carry a firearm — see Second Amendment.  Continuing to exploit the storming of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month with extreme hyperbole — it wasn't an attempt to overthrow government — for maximum political value, Democrats are working hard to demonize and dehumanize the GOP.  "I do believe, and I have said this all along, that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside," Pelosi said Thursday [1/28/2021] while speaking to reporters.

Trump Campaign Pollster:  Effort to Cancel Trump Is 'Backfiring'.  [Scroll down]  The effort to convict Trump in an impeachment trial suffered a grave setback after 45 Republican senators voted against holding the trial, meaning that it's unlikely there will be enough votes to convict the former president.  Convicting a president requires at least 67 votes, meaning 17 Republicans would have to join Democrats.  A number of Republican senators said it's unconstitutional and pointless to convict a former president.  "It's having no impact on his base, in fact, it's just solidifying them and making them angrier or more upset," McLaughlin said of the impeachment efforts.  "Because the people outside the Beltway agree" that it is essentially unconstitutional, he said.

Must Christians Submit to Evil Authorities?  As I study the many executive orders signed by President Biden in the last few days, two issues in particular concern me: a militant advancement of transgenderism and abortion.  Both are attacks on human dignity, misrepresenting even what it means to be human.  Promoting transgender experience advocates for a distorted view of personhood that denies the very biological DNA given by God, bending reality into a lie.  Abortion legitimatizes the killing of a human being when he is deemed an inconvenience.  Advocating for transgenderism and abortion are therefore the opposite of loving one's neighbor, let alone loving one's family or even loving oneself.

Biden's normal is abnormal.  The media is peddling the narrative that Chairman Xiden is bringing back normalcy.  Well, let us see what the media and the rest of the Democrats consider normal.  The new normalcy is impeaching a president and trying him after his term ends and he has gone home to Mar-A-Lago.  The new normalcy is arresting and prosecuting a man for making memes on Twitter.  The new normalcy is 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington on Inauguration Day.  The new normalcy is replacing a viewing audience for the occasion with 100,000 American flags.  The new normalcy is cries of deprogramming political opponents.  The new normalcy is banning reporters who ask tough questions at press conferences.  The new normalcy is not deporting criminals.  The new normalcy is making women shower with men in the military.  The new normalcy is attempts to expel duly elected opponents from the Senate.

Democrats Want a 'Return to Civility'; When Did They Practice It?  A 2020 Joe Biden campaign ad described the pending election as an "opportunity to leave the dark, angry politics of the past behind us."  After Biden's election, he, Democrats and media urge a "return to civility."  But when did the Democrats practice the very civility to which they seek to return?  Let's go to the videotape: [...] Former Rep. William Clay Sr., D-Mo., said President Ronald Reagan was "trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from 'Mein Kampf.'"  Coretta Scott King, in 1980, said, "I am scared that if Ronald Reagan gets into office, we are going to see more of the Ku Klux Klan and a resurgence of the Nazi Party."  After Republicans took control of the House in the mid-'90s, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., compared the newly conservative-majority House to "the Duma and the Reichstag," referring to the legislature set up by Czar Nicholas II of Russia and the parliament of the German Weimar Republic that brought Hitler to power.  About President George Herbert Walker Bush, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said:  "I believe (Bush) is a racist for many, many reasons. ... (He's) a mean-spirited man who has no care or concern about what happens to the African American community. ... I truly believe that."

How to Deprogram Us.  A new buzzword on social media, cable news, and among leftist activists is "deprogramming."  Along with terms like "reprogramming," "de-Baathification," and "deplatforming," deprogramming refers to cleansing the incorrect mentalities of former Trump Administration officials — and even those who voted for Trump.  Note that deprogramming does not refer to elites who peddled the "Russian collusion" hoax for years, despite the abject absence of evidence.  Not long ago, two Washington Post columnists offered some solutions to the Trumpist threat.  One, Max Boot, wished to ban Fox News and other conservative stations from cable subscriptions.  The other, Eugene Robinson, suggested that there was a need to focus on mostly "white" Republicans to "deprogram" their thoughts.  Pro forma "diversity training" has already been upgraded to include coming clean about "white supremacy" and "unearned privilege."

Army investigating social media post by chaplain who asked if transgender people unfit to serve.  Army officials are investigating comments on social media by a Fort Hood chaplain who questioned whether transgender people are mentally unfit to serve in the military.  The chaplain, Army Maj. Andrew Calvert, wrote the comments under a Facebook post from Army Times, a civilian publication, about President Joe Biden's recent order to reverse the ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.  "How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve," Maj. Calvert apparently wrote on Monday under the Army Times post.  "There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a 'flat earth,' despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

Biden Administration Adds Forcing Female Soldiers To Shower With Men.  The newly inaugurated Biden-Harris administration is off to a rocky start with military men and women.  Serious affronts have come from Congress as well as the White House, adding insults to injuries with even more damage on the way.  It was bad enough when Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., insinuated during a CNN interview that most of the 25,000 National Guard soldiers deployed to guard the Capitol during the Inauguration were white males and probably Donald Trump voters, so they might be in the "class" of people who "may want to do something" to cause trouble.  Then we saw 5,000 troops banished to a cold parking garage with one electrical outlet, no Internet, two restroom stalls, and high risks of COVID.  Not since former First Lady Hillary Clinton treated uniformed White House social aides like personal servants have we seen such disdain for military personnel doing their jobs.  These affronts and reported plans to keep thousands of troops in Washington, D.C. without a clear mission were exceeded by President Joe Biden signing executive orders on his first day.

New Mexico Voted for Biden by Almost 11%, Now Leaders Are Alarmed by His Oil, Gas Suspension.  In November, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was so popular in New Mexico that he captured more than 54 percent of the vote, giving him an almost 11 percentage point win over then-President Donald Trump.  But on the heels of a 60-day moratorium on oil and gas drilling on federal lands that has emerged from the new president's administration, Biden's popularity appears to be slipping.  On Wednesday [1/20/2021], acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega issued a 60-day ban on new permits on federal land, according to the Washington Times.

The Attempt to Install a One-Party Oligarchy is Predestined to Fail.  Scattered throughout the length and breadth of the United States are those who have experienced first-hand the tyranny of despotic rulers and repressive one-party oligarchies.  Today, many of us that came here as refugees are watching with bemusement and a mild sense of trepidation as the oblivious, self-absorbed, puerile wannabe autocrats in the Ruling Class are hell-bent on imposing their dysfunctional version of one-party dictatorial rule on a nation they apparently neither know nor understand.  The vast bulk of this cadre of self-styled intellectuals and societal elites are little different from those in various European nations.  They are not only beset with a severe case of narcissism but are among the most gullible and easily manipulated due to their overweening need to feel superior to those they perceive to be lesser fellow citizens.  This sense of superiority eventually manifests itself in an immutable belief that they are preordained to rule the unwashed masses.

Former Trump Adviser:  Biden's Early Priorities Uniting Country Against Him.  President Joe Biden's early priorities are uniting the country against him, an adviser to former President Donald Trump said Saturday [1/23/2021]. "Does any normal person right now in this country think the top priority is to make sure we don't deport criminal illegal aliens who've committed violent offenses against U.S. citizens?" Stephen Miller, who was for four years an adviser to Trump, said during an appearance on Fox News' "Watters World."  Miller also referenced Biden's executive orders canceling the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord.  "Whose priorities are these?  They're the priorities of a narrow group of far-left special interests, who have jobs and wealth and security and who look down on everyday citizens who just want to live a better, safer, healthier life," Miller asserted.

1 in 5 Americans have confidence Biden can unite the country: poll.  Americans definitely aren't united on this question.  Just one in five Americans have "a great deal of confidence" in President Biden's ability to make good on his goal to unify the country, according to a new poll released Sunday [1/24/2021].  While 22 percent said Biden will unify the country, 24 percent remained highly skeptical, saying that they have no confidence "at all" that he will be able to do so, the ABC News/Ipsos poll found.  Thirty-five percent said they have a "good amount" of confidence Biden could unite the country and 19 percent said they had "not so much" confidence.

Katie Couric is 'ruled out' as permanent host of Jeopardy after asking Bill Maher 'how are we going to deprogram the cult of Trump?'.  Katie Couric recently sounded off on Donald Trump's impeachment and Twitter ban, before the one-term president left office.  And the acclaimed journalist is now facing backlash from the mostly 'conservative' audience of Jeopardy!, ahead of her guest hosting gig.  It came after she appeared on the first 2021 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher last week, where they discussed extremist beliefs in Congress, following the riot at the Capitol earlier this month.

Biden's Presidency of Disunity.  It is hypocritical for the Democrat party and their supporters pretend to care about the social cohesion of the United States.  Calls for unity are empty coming from a party that spent the last four years dividing people and will continue to do so for four more.  Radical education measures, especially pollution of United States history, and likely favors, for special interests await.

The Tech titans ignore incitement to violence against conservatives.  "Doxing" is defined as publishing on the internet private or identifying information about people with malicious intent.  People who are doxed have their lives destroyed.  Some are attacked so viciously they go into hiding.  It's therefore a dangerous incitement to violence that Don Winslow, a Russiagate conspiracy theorist, has released a video urging people to root out every single Trump supporter in America and target them for destruction.  Yet Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have allowed the video to remain, with the Twitter version having over 4 million views and getting retweeted over 28 thousand times.  The video (which I won't link but you can find [elsew]here) shows footage of Trump rallies and explains that all of the attendees are "domestic terrorists."  These domestic terrorists, he says, are hiding in plain sight.

Now We've Got Them Right Where We Want Them.  The ruling class has taken an election, but they've substantially weakened their position in doing so.  It's time to take stock of our relative positions and move on.  So, what is the left's position now?  They lost seats in Congress.  Even more significant, they lost power in state governments.  These are the same state bodies that are going to reapportion congressional districts this year.  They've exposed their true nature to all Americans.  Through their actions over the last year, they've revealed themselves to be petty, vindictive, dishonest autocrats.  It is not an attractive look.  They've also exposed all of their covert operators.  The media, tech oligarchs, and faceless bureaucrats have taken sides — and now we know it.  Much of their power came from secrecy, which they no longer have.  All of this was sacrificed to drag a demented, racist has-been across the finish line.  President Asterisk enters office in the weakest position of any president in recent history.  We're not at the dawn of the left's ascendancy.  They have peaked.  They're spent.  I'm sure they're not done fighting, but their strategic position is not something to envy.  It's doubtful they can retain power.

The Phantom Inauguration.  Phantom pain is pain that a person feels in a body part, usually a limb, that is no longer there.  That's kind of how yesterday's Presidential Inauguration felt.  The limb missing was the lack of supporters and even protestors at the event.  BOTH are part of American democracy, and both were totally restricted from the Capitol Mall.  The Inauguration is an American tradition, but regular Americans weren't allowed to be a part.  How wrong is that?  How difficult could it have been to pull off an event that allowed people with 28,000 National Guard troops in place to keep the peace?  Fireworks are great to see... in person.  On television, who cares?  But the paternalistic attitude of Biden, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging people to stay home and then if they didn't, locking them out anyway, is very much reflective of the events that lead up to the inaugural, and the approach of this current administration.  The political elites are back, and they're all over making sure you know who is in, and who is out.  Democracy from a distance seems to be the mandate of this bunch.

Biden Inauguration Day: America's Dark Winter Begins.  There's not much healing in our future when:
  •   Biden less than two weeks ago compared Donald Trump and Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
  •   A Democratic member of the House is obviously pleased that "that Congress is looking into creating an investigative commission to 'rein in' the media," meaning, of course, the few independent outlets that refuse to operate as the Democratic Party's marketing department.
  •   The inauguration will be infected by "a climate of fear and loathing" because the Democrats won't stop feeding the narrative that Trump and his supporters are deplorable insurrectionists.
  •   The bright lights of the media want to know "how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump," and are agitating for a "cleansing" of the Trump "movement."
  •   A political analyst from Democratic Party favorite MSNBC says "MAGA terrorists" — largely those on the right with whom he disagrees — are "much more dangerous" than Al Qaeda after 9-11, [...]
  •   And a cybersecurity expert insists "we're going to have to figure out the OANN and Newsmax problem," referring to a pair of cable outlets that are alternatives to the hard-left cheerleading regularly seen on the broadcast networks, CNN, MSNBC, and others.

Causes of the Great Rejection by Commoners.  [Scroll down]  Isn't it obvious?  Our ruling class lords live by jabbing ordinary Commoners in the ribs.  Because racism.  Because sexism.  Because homophobia.  Our lords give meaning to their lives by vaunting over the Commoners, because bigots.  The idea that ordinary Commoners have the right to live their lives according to their lights, their religion and their guns, just doesn't register with our lords.  The very idea!  The wants, the needs, the dreams of ordinary Americans just do not register with our rulers. [...] Obviously, Commoners can't be allies:  too deplorable.  They can't be oppressed peoples:  too white.  So they must be white oppressors:  QED.

Former Facebook Executive Advocates for Reeducation and Deprogramming to Protect The U.S. Totalitarian State.  They are no longer hiding it any more.  The leftists are publicly demanding that government intervene using the same tactics deployed against ISIS propaganda to target wrong-think by conservative American citizens.  [Video clip]

Rep. Jamaal Bowman:  Time to 'stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism'.  Newly elected Rep. Jamaal Bowman said Monday [1/18/2021] that the U.S. Capitol riot provided Congress the opportunity to "stop spreading the myth of American exceptionalism" and seriously address systemic racism in the country. [...] "This is a new baseline," he added.  "And now we have to deal with the issue of White nationalism seriously in police departments, but also throughout all of America's institutions."  Mr. Bowman suggested that White supremacy played a role in law enforcement's response to the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol, comparing it to the heavy-handed response to "peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters" over the summer.

If You Wanted Joe Biden, You Get Him, and You Don't Get to Complain.  You can't spend a year fluffing Biden as the only hope for the union and then act surprised when he does exactly what he said he would do.  This is a guy who stood on a debate stage and raised his hand pledging universal healthcare to illegal immigrants.  He's already trying to roll out an amnesty bill and he hasn't even taken office yet.  That bill includes a path to citizenship with zero new enforcement mechanisms or resources.  In a phrase, it's exactly what you'd expect. [...] The election is over.  The time to fret about Biden's immigration policies was before you voted for him.

Ayanna Pressley - AP Photo by Jacquelyn Martin
GOP Committed Chemical Warfare by Not Wearing Masks Says Clueless Elected Official.  [Scroll down]  The Biden administration is going to make a feeble attempt of trying to bring the nation together and it will fail in spectacular fashion with comments like these being made. [...] The dirty li'l secret in Dem circles is that once the Orange Guy Bad boogeyman is off to Mar-a-Lago, the nincompoop radicals in the new Socialist Democrat Party will start to pressure Joe and Kamala to do every wacky thing that comes across their fertile li'l minds.  Biden, Inc. won't be able to stop them from raising Cain all over the media, being Don Lemon needs ratings, baby!  And what better way to do that than by allowing people to say their colleagues are committing chemical warfare by not wearing a mask?  I'm sure that this is just the opening salvo and some other crackpot theory that the raging left will bellow will be featured weekly and maybe even daily.


It's Breathtaking to Observe What's Going on in Our Country.  We got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now saying that she wants the social media companies to censor all conservative media.  We gotta clean up media by getting rid of conservative media.  We gotta clean up America by getting rid of conservatism, and she's asking that the media be the people responsible for making this all this all happen.  Which is not a surprise.  The media is no different than a Democrat, is no different than anywhere else you find a leftist. [...] Look at the record of achievement for Donald Trump in the first three years before the pandemic hit.  The economy alone, and they're destroying the guy, and they have to because they've got to destroy that legacy.  They've gotta destroy that record 'cause it's in direct contradiction to what the Democrats and Biden and all of them in the media are now promoting.

Frank Luntz Looks Visibly Disturbed When His Focus Group Proves People Still LOVE Trump.  Far-left political pollster Frank Luntz had his day ruined when he was forced to tell Fox News about the results from his latest focus group.  While Luntz was hoping that Trump supporters had jumped ship, that couldn't be further from the truth.  In fact, Luntz's focus group found that more than 91% of Trump's supporters would vote for him again (we think that number is much higher).  In addition, Luntz said that 78% of Trump voters believe that the election was stolen (as they should).  "91% of those who voted for Donald Trump on Election Day would vote for him again.  This is a poll that was done on Monday [1/11/2021], just 48 hours ago," Luntz began with a depressed look on his face.

Why the Right will Neither Forgive nor Forget.  Why did so many thousands of individuals choose to take time off from work, spend considerable resources, and inconvenience themselves in order to visit the nation's capital Jan. 6 for what is usually an unremarkable process of certifying electoral votes?  First, we must understand that conservative voters have endured not just the last four years of insults, berating, and unreasonable and childlike behavior out of the Democrat-led House and the Democrat senators as well as many Republicans that failed to support and often worked against President Trump.  They suffered eight years of flagrant trampling of the Constitution, irresponsible and reckless leftist polices and regulations, scandals and abuse, insults and divisiveness from the Obama administration and liberals in the legacy media and social media.

AOC: Country will heal with the 'actual liberation of southern states' from GOP control.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to Instagram on Tuesday night and suggested that the states in the south need to be "liberated."  During an over hour-long livestream about the Capitol Hill riots and the ongoing efforts to impeach President Trump, the progressive lawmaker reiterated her call for GOP Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to resign or be ousted by Democratic challengers for leading the opposition in the certification of President-elect Biden's victory.  She then pointed to "multi-racial" and "multi-cultural" grassroots organization in Georgia that led to Democrats taking control of the Senate as a sign that "southern states are not red states, they are suppressed states."

Tucker Carlson's frightening summation of what's happening in America.  [Scroll down]  PayPal suspended the account of a group that paid for Trump supporters to travel to Washington.  Rocker Ariel Pink's record label dropped him for attending the rally.  A flight attendant's union has demanded that all "insurrectionists" may no longer travel commercially anywhere in the United States.  And what's an "insurrectionist?"  According to a letter from congressional Democrats, "it is anyone who sympathizes with what happened on Wednesday."  Everyone should be afraid of this definition and its consequences.  People should push back but corporate America is piling on, instead.  People who control our money, health, and ability to travel are nailing anyone who questions the election.  Democrats are now trying to eject all congresspeople who asked to have an audit of the election.  Tucker points out that, beginning in 2000, Democrats routinely objected to Electoral College certifications, except that it wasn't "insurrection" then.

The Editor says...
Allow me to remind you of the definition of insurrection prior to last week:  It applies to the majority of the incidents described on this page.

Random House Dictionary, Unabridged, 1981.
Random House Dictionary, Unabridged, 1981, page 738.

Book Burners 2.0: Clinton-Tied Groups Push Joe Biden to Kill Free Speech.  Left-wing organizations are plotting to suppress dissent.  A coalition of extremely well-funded radical groups, many with direct ties to the Clintons, have signed an open letter to Joe Biden requesting that he host a range of federal government "solutions" to the problem of "disinformation."  From questions about the coronavirus vaccine to "climate denialism" to "lies about abortion," and more, these leftist groups are tapping into their well-known tyrannical tendency to squash dissent.  If readers have not yet caught on, "disinformation" is a dog whistle for speech that challenges left-wing orthodoxy.  By seeking to silence opposition, the leftist organizations are following in the footsteps of book-burners from the Nazis in Germany to Mao's Red Guards.

I refuse to remain silent.  [Thread reader] I haven't changed.  The Democrat Party has changed.  It's become a toxic combination of radical leftists and liberal elites (many in San Francisco and Hollywood) that have taken over my former Party.  Grandstanding Democrats and well-paid talking heads on TV don't seem to understand how many Americans feel left behind and ignored by their "leaders" in Washington.  They've hijacked the civil rights movement for money and corrupt political gain.  Instead of focusing on the real divisions dragging Americans down, we are fed a false narrative based on race-baiting, identity politics and widespread propaganda fed to the masses. [...] Today's Democrat Party embraces identity politics and victimhood.  I refuse to judge a man or woman by their skin color and I refuse to accept victimhood as my destiny.  Leaders of today's Democrat Party are more interested in cozying up to the coastal liberal elites than they are interested in representing America's hardworking men and women who want to provide for their families, make their communities better and live fulfilling lives.

Our only option is a steady Civil Rights movement to make it illegal, step by step, to do this to us.  [Thread reader] Every person on the left believes they just survived the parallel to the rise of Nazism in Germany and they defeated it.  They stopped it.  They believe all Republicans are 1950's white racists.  They feel empowered to live out their Civil Rights warrior fantasies.  They imagine themselves toppling Jim Crow and the Confederacy and the Nazi army in one swoop and every powerful authority is on their side. [...] They think we are the people in old 1950's photos angrily shouting at black school children.  We are not people to them.  We are symbols of what they feel morally driven to remove from the world.  The most powerful people who influence technology see us the same way.

Just What Were You Expecting?  [Scroll down]  What did you think would happen when you impeached, under false pretenses, a President who was the choice of close to half of America?  What did you think would happen when you spent each and every day denigrating 73 million Trump supporters, calling them "bitter clingers," "deplorables," who live in "flyover country," who go to work, pay their taxes and just want to be left alone?

Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones announces he's joining Republican Party.  Former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones announced Wednesday [1/6/2021] that he will be joining the Republican Party.  Jones, a former Democrat representing the 91st District in Lithonia, Ga., said in a post on Twitter:  "Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight.  I know how to fight."  Jones caused a stir last year when he decided to resign from his position in the state's House of Representatives and commit to campaigning on behalf of President Trump, even speaking at the Republican Nationals Convention in August.  He later flip-flopped on his decision to step down, saying he would not kowtow to Democrats, but said he was not interested in changing parties.  Jones did not respond to Fox News' request for comment on what swayed him to change his mind.

I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  As an American who reveres our country, our founding, and our Constitution, I am appalled at the election of Raphael Warnock.  His beliefs, as declared over the course of decades, about this country, race, Israel, and a host of other issues are frightening. [...] Furthermore, as Democrats and the media, as well as a sizeable number of GOP officials in Washington and their pundits and media, condemn the president for fighting to the bitter end over serious election abuses — the worst of which are the constitutional violations in key battleground states strategically instituted by the Democrat Party and Biden campaign — precious little is said about the declared intention of the Democrat Party to gut the independence of the Supreme Court by packing it with leftwing ideologues, destroying the Senate by packing it with new Democrat senators from Puerto Rico and DC, killing the filibuster rule to ensure that all and any laws the Democrat wish to pass will come to pass, and destroying the electoral college.  If carried through, this will be the greatest attack on our Constitution and our republican system since the Civil War — when the Democrat Party led the Confederacy.  The media, of course, are all in with this.

Why I Am Joining The Jan. 6 DC March For Trump.  I am angry.  It's not a passing emotion brought on by a single circumstance.  This anger is a deep, painful, abiding anger created by a mix of frustration, despair, hopelessness, and injustice. [...] I'm angry because I've been playing by the "rules":  paying my taxes, being civil and tolerant of my neighbor, accepting without protest the election of past presidents I didn't support, and never threatening physical violence, using name-calling, canceling careers, using government goons to unlawfully spy to invent reasons for impeachment, or using media to misreport, misrepresent or otherwise create dissension and anger.  Yet the other side has carte blanche to do all this and more without condemnation, conviction, or retribution of any kind.

A Time For Choosing:  A Test For Our Souls.  There has been a force quietly at work in our country, in plain sight, that has gradually taken over ideological control of most of our institutions, businesses, media, and even our culture.  This force is Marxism and communism.  For those who have been following this story, there is no surprise here.  For those who have never heard of this, it sounds far-fetched and unbelievable.  This decades-long communist subversion of our nation came to a head in the 2020 election.  While before our major political parties didn't differ that much on a fundamental level, gradually one of the parties was subverted by communist groups.  During past elections, both parties would wave the American flag and sing the national anthem, but now one side genuinely believes America is a fundamentally flawed nation.  Over the summer, Marxist groups such as Black Lives Matter (BLM), which was founded by self-proclaimed Marxists who have hijacked genuine concerns over racism for political purposes, and the far-left Antifa group, were behind riots and violence.  These groups have direct ties to communist groups connected to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Why the Left Always Wins.  [Scroll down]  Deconstructivism is simpler to learn, easier to embrace, and tons more fun to practice than patriotic sacrifice.  The leftist has only to dilate on racism to other smug communitarians, COVID air-hug in delusional moral superiority, and his work is done.  Furthermore, the streets have been filled with kids looting stores, beating people up, even killing people, and the police don't care.  So much fun!  The alternative is a conviction to stand for God-given liberty, respect the law, bear arms, and from time to time refresh the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots.  Who's buying that — especially when your professor tells you people who believe that stuff are deplorable racists.

House Democrat's opening prayer ends with 'amen and a-woman'.  The 117th Congress kicked off with a fresh controversy Sunday [1/3/2021] when the Democrat delivering the opening prayer concluded by saying "amen," and then added "a-woman."  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri Democrat, ended his prayer "in the name of the monotheistic god," then added what sounded like "Brahma," before finishing with "and god known by many names by many different faiths.  Amen and a-woman."  Critics, led by Republican lawmakers, were quick to point out that "amen" means "so be it," and does not refer to the male gender, while "a-woman" doesn't mean anything.

Proposed House Rules Seek to Erase Gendered Terms Such as 'Father, Mother, Son, Daughter'.  Leaders in the House of Representatives announced on Friday a rules package for the 117th Congress that includes a proposal to use "gender-inclusive language" and eliminate gendered terms such as "'father, mother, son, daughter," and more.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-Mass.) announced on Friday that the rules package includes changes that would "honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral."  A separate announcement from McGovern (pdf) said that the Democratic rules package will make "Changes [to] pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families — including those who are nonbinary."

House of Representatives rules may be stripped of all gender references.  Proposed changes to the rules of the House of Representatives would "honor all gender identities" by eliminating such specific terms as mother and father, son and daughter, and aunt and uncle.  Instead, only gender-neutral terms such as "parent," "child," "sibling" and "parent's sibling" would be allowed in the text of the House rules, according to the proposed changes.  The proposed changes — which also include the establishment of a House "Office of Diversity and Inclusion" — will be voted on after the House convenes Sunday for the new 117th Congress.  Another rules change would prevent Republicans from amending a bill at the last minute, the Washington Examiner reported.

Nancy Pelosi Bans 'Gender' Terms Like Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, which contain "future-focused" proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as "father, mother, son, and daughter."  "This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history," said the House Committee on Rules in a statement.


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