Socialist Democrats 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.



Overview:
Eight Startling and Uncomfortable Ways the Democrat Party Emulates the Nazi Party.  The Democrat Party has been a stain on the nation since its founding in 1828 by a virulently racist president, Andrew Jackson.  It was the party of slavery and the Confederacy, it initiated racial segregation by legislating and brutally enforcing Jim Crow laws.  It unabashedly aligned with and supported the Ku Klux Klan for over nine decades, thus promoting antisemitism, religious persecution and xenophobia.  Over the past sixty-years the Party has embraced and promulgated cultural Marxism which espouses the transformation of traditional American culture and society.  The Party has succeeded in undermining the family structure and religious freedom as well as mainstreaming abortions up to the point of birth and what was once considered deviancy.  The Democrat party's two most exalted figureheads are the fervently racist Woodrow Wilson who set the Party on the path of undermining the Constitution in order to remold the United States into a "modern administrative state" (i.e., socialist) and Franklin Roosevelt who was enamored with and utilized Fascist principles in his "New Deal" thus permanently embedding them in the Party's psyche.

Biden's Incompetence Is Outstripping Voters' Fear Of Trump.  Last week, President Biden said he would withdraw military aid to Israel if it commenced military operations to go into Rafah and go after Hamas.  There were many reactions to this announcement because it seemed to perfectly encapsulate the incoherent Israel policy the Biden administration has been developing since Hamas' brutal attack last October that touched off the war in Gaza.  On one hand, the American people are broadly supportive of Israel and the moral justification for this war.  Lest anyone forget, Hamas is still holding American citizens hostage at this very moment.  On the other, the hard-left grassroots that are an important part of the Democrat Party's coalition are radically pro-Palestinian and eager to engage in street violence domestically to prove the point.  It's also worth noting that the hard-left shock troops aren't just emblematic of the party's activist heart — their efforts to destabilize colleges and worse are being funded by George Soros, the Tides Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and those that hold the purse strings for billions of dollars of funding for Democrats and their lefty causes.

Hundreds Gather for Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally in Boston.  A large rally against the open border policies of Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey and President Joe Biden took center stage in front of the state capitol in Boston.  Hundreds gathered for the May 4 morning protest, many of them veterans who underlined what local popular conservative talk radio host and rally host Jeff Kuhner called "the final betrayal."  He was referring to an amendment that Massachusetts Democrats recently rejected, which would have mandated that homeless veterans be given priority over illegal immigrants at state shelters.  State Republicans introduced the legislation after Ms. Healey, who has converted popular recreation centers, even an airport terminal, into shelters for unvetted immigrants, announced that she was next moving the migrants into the Old Soldiers' Home in Chelsea.  "You know why they aren't helping veterans?  Because they hate America," said Mr. Kuhner, who referred to Ms. Healey as a "modern-day Benedict Arnold."

The Democratic Party:  The Purveyor of Anti-Semitism.  The plain, hard fact that must now be understood is that one of America's two major political parties — the Democrat Party — has not only become the command central platform for today's outbreak of anti-Semitism; for those who came in late, anti-Semitism has always had a home on the left and specifically in the Democratic Party.  Recall that the party has always had race as a central component.  Founded by slave owners, as I have noted in this space previously, it was early on record as a staunch supporter of everything from slavery to segregation to — yes, indeed — the Ku Klux Klan.  As noted here previously, the party was a serious handmaiden to the "formation of the Ku Klux Klan, which, according to Columbia University historian Eric Foner[,] became 'a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.'"  According to "University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease's description," the Klan was specifically the "terrorist arm of the Democratic Party."

America's Jenga Tower of Power.  A majority of Americans believe that mail-in ballot fraud tainted the 2020 election, but most state and federal officials continue to pretend the results were aboveboard.  A majority of Americans wish to put an end to mass illegal immigration, but the Department of Homeland (in)Security continues to do nothing to protect our borders from foreign invasion.  A majority of Americans are worried about rising inflation, but the federal government continues to print and spend money and issue costly regulations.  A majority of Americans oppose widespread government surveillance programs that intrude upon their privacy, but elected officials continue to give the Intelligence Blob full access to Americans' most sensitive records and communications, in total disregard for the Constitution's protections against warrantless searches.  A majority of Americans distrust mainstream news sources, but prominent news organizations continue to push ideological propaganda at the expense of truthful and objective reporting.

Pennsylvania Democrats Cast over 60,000 Protest Votes against Biden, Spelling Doom for Re-Election.  Tens of thousands of Pennsylvania Democrats have cast protest votes against President Joe Biden in the battleground state's primary, according to reports.  More than 60,000 write-in votes from Democrats in Pennsylvania could spell doom for Biden's re-election campaign, the Washington Examiner reported.  The group Uncommitted PA is taking credit for the development.  The organization launched a protest aimed at getting 40,000 "uncommitted" votes in the Democrat primary.

It's Going to Take Some Serious Fraud to Help Biden Win.  [Scroll down]  People are not thrilled with all that Bidenomics, and Bidenomics is what is killing him.  Notice how they no longer talk about "Bidenomics?"  All that reassurance that we are thriving is not convincing anyone.  Expect Biden, instead, to spend a lot of time talking about abortion, since 75% of voters think it is either a very important or somewhat important issue, and it is about the only issue out there where he has an edge.  For how many people is this the single issue?  I have no idea.  Too many, but probably not enough to save Biden.  The economy and immigration are the top two issues for people — the only ones breaking into double digits.

FJB's worst nightmare.  [Scroll down]  This lawsuit may backfire as loudly as trying Donald Trump for such things as taking out a loan and paying it back, according to James Bovard whose latest book is Last Rights:  The Death of American Liberty.  Bovard wrote in a column in the New York Post, "Congress never intended to give equal opportunity to felons and ex-convicts when it enacted the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  "Permitting federal agencies to become regulatory dictators is a travesty of the Constitution and common sense.  "Crime could be one of the defining issues in this year's presidential election.  "If Republicans highlight the EEOC Sheetz lawsuit, Biden could sweat far more the next time he wanders in to do a campaign photo op at one of its stores."  Trump doesn't need to do that to win because Democrats are going out of their way to kill their own chances.  Using the courts to kill Donald Trump was well planned and coordinated by the White House.  Unfortunately, the planner appears to be the incompetent Kamala Harris fresh off her job as border czar, which saw the largest invasion American history.

A Warning to America.  The liberal establishment aims to destroy America so that a society more conducive to oligarchical collectivist rule can be engineered upon its ashes.  Meanwhile, it consolidates authoritarian control.  The means of accomplishing these objectives are not secret.  The video below spells out most of them in under 2 minutes.  Tactics include:
  •   Open borders and illegal immigration
  •   Rampant crime and unsafe cities
  •   Election insecurity and interference
  •   The educational indoctrination of children
  •   The asymmetrical weaponization of justice
  •   The destruction of private property rights
  •   Inflation and debt
  •   Destruction of the nuclear family and parental rights
  •   DEI and the new racism
  •   Moral and societal decay
Those at the wheel do not mean us well.  If they remain in control, this country is doomed.  [Video clip]

The Climate-Alarmist Movement Has A Big PR Problem On Its Hands.  The whole "net-zero by 2050" narrative that cranked up in earnest in early 2021 has now become a public relations problem for the climate-alarm movement, according to a senior official at the United Nations.  Chris Stark, the outgoing chief executive of the UN's Climate Change Committee (CCC), said as reported by the Guardian:  "Net zero has definitely become a slogan that I feel occasionally is now unhelpful, because it's so associated with the campaigns against it.  That wasn't something I expected."  As seems to always be the case among the globalist sponsors of this government-subsidized rush to saddle the world with unreliable power grids and short-range electric cars, the conversation among the leaders of the movement immediately moves not to perhaps reconsidering the approach to address public concerns, but to rejiggering the narrative.

Marxist Health Officials Want You Committed.  One of the more insidious features of Marxism's manipulation of language is its stigmatization of opposing points of view as some form of mental disorder.  Opposition to "gay marriage" is said to be a "sign" of homophobia.  Distrusting Islamic terrorists who celebrate 9/11 and shout, "Death to America," is a "symptom" of Islamophobia.  Wanting the federal government to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration law "reveals" underlying xenophobia.  Not wanting biological men to force their way into ladies' locker-rooms and showers suggests that a person "suffers" from dreaded transphobia.  Notice that all these purported psychiatric disorders are categorized as "phobias," or more plainly, as "irrational fears."  Marxists routinely use loaded medical language not only to demonize or disgrace their foes but also to transform any political disagreement into something that it is not. [...] You could say that Marxists are committed to the lie that opposition to Marxism rests on irrational fear.

Schumer Getting Rid of Mayorkas Impeachment Could Affect Democrats in November and Beyond.  It was quite a memorable week for the Senate.  With what narrow control the Democrats have, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was able to spare impeached Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas from a trial.  Although Mayorkas was impeached by the House in February, Schumer and his fellow Senate Democrats successfully dismissed the articles of impeachment.  In doing so, it's not merely Mayorkas who is affected, but also vulnerable Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2024.  The Senate map is looking particularly favorable to Republicans, especially in comparison to 2022.  Among the "Toss Up" races are Ohio, where Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is running for reelection against Republican Bernie Moreno.  Just like his fellow Democrats, Brown fell in line.  Moreno has been vocal in calling out Brown, releasing statements on Tuesday and Wednesday.  In response to Brown referring to the impeachment effort as a "distraction," Moreno reminded that "Since Joe Biden took office, nearly 10 million people have invaded our country due to the open border policies of Biden, Mayorkas and Sherrod Brown.  It isn't a 'distraction' to demand accountability for the drugs, crime, death and destruction brought into this country because of these policies."

Marg bar, masks, and mania.  Last weekend, as Iranian missiles descended on Israel, some Americans were standing with terrorism.  Social media featured a Chicago group happily being taught Persian phrases for "Death to Israel!"  They even asking how to add "Death to America!"  [Tweet with video clip] [...] Almost everybody in that video is masked.  I count at least nine.  We're four years past COVID.  Most Americans long ago figured out — even when our "public health experts" were still urging quadruple masking while showering home alone — that the masks could go.  But, on my morning subway ride, I still notice a hardcore "faithful remnant" still clinging to masks, "science is science" tote bags, and even gloves.  What I find strangest, however, is that: most of them are twenty- to thirty-something women.  That observation is reinforced by walking through an urban campus when school's in session.

Betrayal and the Democrats.  Let me be blunt.  The worst of our betrayers are found in the Democrat party.  They are betraying America right now and have been for years. [...] This is a group of leaders committed to upending all of our institutions.  This is a group of leaders who have agreed to seek power above all, while reaping corrupt, unearned, ill-gotten gains.  While foisting huge debt on the American public, they preen in the public eye, proud of their fame, proud of their deceit; in their small-souled thinking, they are doing it for the revolution.  All while, they are not comprehending the destruction they are foisting on the world of others.  Delusionally, they believe this is for the greater good, for a Utopian vision only they, because they're so smart, can see.  One by one, they are upending the blocs of the governing agreements we once had as a nation:  They have contempt for the Constitution any time it constrains them.  They willfully change the meaning of clear pronouncements, proclaiming elasticity when it's needed to forward their ideas.  They censor, and no longer champion free speech.  They hide their evil deeds.  They want to disarm law-abiding Americans, while allowing violent criminals to go free to wreak havoc again.  They want a defenseless population to rule.  They criminalize people for not agreeing with them.  They go after anyone who effectively counters them and are doing so regularly using the Justice Department and the FBI (the new Stasi).  They have, and are, spying on their political opponents with the technology available through the Patriot Act.  They do this on a massive scale, to anyone in power who is against their ideas.  Even against ordinary citizens who align with the center-right.  They intimidate individuals and groups simply because they outwardly disagree with their policies.  They have instituted Soviet-style show trials to imprison their political opponents and have unleashed the horrid practice of lawfare on the country.

Tim Scott:  Trump Trial 'Injustice' [is] Driving Black Voters to GOP.  Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) told Breitbart News exclusively on Monday afternoon that the trial that Democrats are dragging former President Donald Trump through in New York is only driving more black voters away from Democrats — like President Joe Biden — and toward the Republican Party and Trump.  "There's no doubt that when you see a nearly 75 percent increase in black men wanting to support President Trump, that's not an insignificant increase," Scott told Breitbart News as Trump sat in a New York courtroom facing criminal charges from District Attorney Alvin Bragg.  "That is a gargantuan step in the right direction.  Why?  Because the Democrat stronghold on power is being broken by people who say, 'This isn't fair, and I want an America that is fair, and if they will do it to him, they will do it to me.'[...]"

Biden Held a Rally in His Pennsylvania Hometown and Barely Anyone Showed Up.  Joe Biden traveled to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday but did not get the reception he might have hoped for.  Photos of Biden's event appeared to show just a few dozen people in attendance for a campaign speech in which he unveiled plans to increase taxes on the super-rich.  Meanwhile, images from Trump's rally in Pennsylvania over the weekend showed thousands of people in attendance who had come to see the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.  [Tweet]  According to CNN, which often operates as an unofficial mouthpiece of the White House, Biden was seeking to push his own version of "economic populism."

When 'Divide and Conquer' Unites and Enrages.  In two previous essays, I have discussed popular nullification in the context of the American people rejecting the State's propaganda and withdrawing their respect for the rule of law.  As the U.S. and other Western governments continue to engage in a cognitive war against their own citizens, an increasing share of Western populations will conclude that their own institutions have been secretly targeting them as enemies.  Because the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and other globalist bodies have chosen to spread falsehoods (first they panicked about "global cooling" before pushing the more terrifying "global boiling," after all) in a calculated campaign to sow public fear and drive public policy, authority figures have forfeited the public's trust.  As Western governments and their international coalitions (e.g., the World Health Organization) respond to the public's rejection of their authority by imposing new censorship and surveillance rules on society, the fracture separating the governing from the governed will widen into an unbridgeable crevasse.

Kansas governor vetoes bill banning transgender treatments for minors.  Kansas Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed legislation that would have banned gender-affirming care treatment for minors.  "This divisive legislation targets a small group of Kansans by placing government mandates on them and dictating to parents how to best raise and care for their children," Kelly said in a statement Friday, announcing her veto.  "I do not believe that is a conservative value, and it's certainly not a Kansas value."  She added that the bill goes against parental rights and that the government should not be in "between a parent and a child who needed medical care of any kind."  The bill would have banned hormones and transgender surgeries for those under 18.  Kelly vetoed similar legislation the prior year.

Democrats Will Champion Despicable Pedophilia Within Five Years, or Less.  [Scroll down]  Today, transgenderism is all the rage in progressive precincts.  Democrat President Joe Biden named Richard Leland Levine Assistant Secretary of Health, in 2021.  Richard had earlier taken to wearing women's attire and rebranded himself "Rachel."  In its laudatory profiling of troubled Levine, Wikipedia consistently referred to him as "her" and "she."  Rather than conveying reality, Wikipedia's editors prioritized progressive attitude, and presented a false account.  Future students may consider Wikipedia information for analyses.  If so, they will be misled and their conclusions skewed.  Historical accuracy will be a casualty.  In June 2023, Biden invited hundreds of mentally maladjusted wrong-dressers to a White House event celebrating "Pride."  Photos of topless and painted transgenders cavorting on the White House lawn went viral.  A beaming Biden looked on and pronounced the twisted frolickers "courageous."

Dance Team Forced From Seattle Show Because Uniforms Were Offensive — They Depicted the American Flag.  On Tuesday, I reported on the Seattle-area 11-year-old girl who wasn't allowed to form a faith group even though her school welcomed a Pride group, a "Green" team, and many other clubs.  Is it something in the water that turns so many residents of Washington into America-hating, left-wing zealots?  The Evergreen State is once again in the news as the Borderline Dance Team was forced out of the Emerald City Hoedown in Seattle Saturday, not because their act was profane, not because they broke the rules — but because their uniforms depicted the American flag.  Evidently, the symbol of our country is too much for these wokesters.  I'm guessing there wouldn't have been a problem if the team wore Palestinian flags.

Words Aren't Enough.  With Trump seeming to be unbeatable in the 2024 election, the Democrats have begun a scorched-earth policy of laying landmines on every conceivable path he might take.  Having declared that he would fire a great many bureaucrats, they're working on making that much harder to do.  The lawfare they've invested millions of dollars to prosecute is turning out to be a failed enterprise and like a cornered animal, they're attacking everything Trump.  But they're also exposing themselves to millions more people.

Everything We Thought We Knew About Elections Is Changing.  Have you noticed lately that we can't rely on the past to guide us through this election?  Changes are definitely happening.  For one thing, we appear to be in the process of a major racial realignment, in which black and Latino voters are shifting to the Republican Party.  Joe Biden's 2020 advantage among black voters has declined by over 20% in various polls.  We're also seeing younger people undergoing the same shift.  Things have changed so dramatically that it's likely to affect how Democrats campaign.  We're already seeing it happen.  Last week, we learned that an influential data scientist had warned major Democratic donors in a confidential memo not to register young and black voters ahead of the 2024 election because they're likely going to vote for Donald Trump.  "Indeed, if we were to blindly register nonvoters and get them on the rolls, we would be distinctly aiding Trump's quest for a personal dictatorship," Aaron Strauss warned in the memo, citing recent polling showing Trump's strength with unregistered voters.

How Robert F. Kennedy Jr.  Could Doom Joe Biden.  Across the street from the famed Mexican marketplace on Los Angeles' Olvera Street, with steaming tacos and an all-female mariachi band playing the renowned "Cielito Lindo" for the crowd on Cesar Chavez Day, the event had all the trappings of a Democratic candidate's GOTV rally.  But with a bishop, a former Border Patrol supervisor and an anti-vaccine mandate Latino sheriff speaking as well, it could have just as easily been a Republican rally.  Neither was true.  Saturday marked third-party candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s relaunch of "Viva Kennedy," his Hispanic outreach program that harkens back to the first ever Latino vote campaign launched by Kennedy's uncle, John F. Kennedy, during the 1960 presidential race.

The Editor says...
[#1] The Socialist Democrats are going to lose in November, if either Joe Biden or Kamala Harris is their nominee.  The Democrats would benefit from Kennedy's entry into the race, because he wouldn't win, but he would serve as the news media scapegoat.  [#2] The only people who would vote for RFK Junior are those who think Joe Biden isn't far enough to the left, and those who harbor irrational hate for Donald Trump and don't mind paying for that hate with five-dollar gasoline and ten-percent inflation.

Panicking Democrat Congressman Calls on RFK Jr.'s Running Mate to Leave the Race.  Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s decision to select entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan as his running mate sent Democrats into a panic and justifiably so.  Instead of opting for a centrist or moderate conservative to forge a strong unity ticket, Kennedy chose a radical leftist, which could only make the ticket more attractive to progressives who don't want to vote for Joe Biden.  The pick would also certainly alienate conservatives who were considering backing Kennedy in November as an alternative to Donald Trump.  The panic and desperation continue.  Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is urging Shanahan to consider stepping aside because he's concerned that the independent ticket will be a spoiler for Biden and result in Donald Trump getting elected.

Nobody is buying into the net zero madness.  Are consumers really ready for the magnitude of changes necessary for a green transition?  Already, the vast ambition of net zero envisages most people switching their gas central heating to electricity and their petrol cars to bicycles and electric cars.  The ultimate challenge will be the wholesale conversion of electricity from coal, oil and gas to renewables — all without a satisfying answer to the question of what to do when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow.  So far, governments have concentrated on doing what should be the easier areas of transition.  They have considerable influence and control over energy markets, and have increased their interventions in them.  We've seen more subsidies, tax breaks, windfall taxes, regulations, managed prices and bans than ever in the quest to tip electricity generation towards wind and solar power away from fossil fuels.  The energy industry has consented, or at least acquiesced, to these changes.

Gen-Z Revolts Against Democrats.  It is no surprise that a new Gallup poll shows a growing number of Gen-Zers and millennials are becoming increasingly frustrated with the failure of 'Bidenomics' as they struggle with the cost-of-living crisis.  We didn't need a poll to reveal the frustrations of youngsters working two or three jobs just to afford rent, auto payments, and avocado and toast.  The writing has been on the wall, especially on social media feeds of TikTok and X:  [Four tweets with video clips]  The new Gallup poll of 18-29-year-olds validates the Biden administration, which seemingly cares more about illegal aliens and the LGBTQQIP2SAA community (not sure what all those letters mean), is quickly losing the young vote. [...] The Biden administration understands they desperately need Gen-Z and millennial support to win in November.  They are trying everything in their power to buy votes by bailing out youngsters with student debt (despite the Supreme Court ruling).

Does this mean it's okay to mock Pete Buttigieg?
Pete Buttigieg mocks Americans who don't want electric cars.  Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg made fun of Americans who don't want to buy electric cars, claiming they're the same as people didn't want to adapt to cell phones in the 2000s.  It comes as at least eight states run by Democrats like Buttigieg are planning to ban non-electric vehicles by 2032.  Buttigieg was speaking on Fox News Tuesday afternoon when he was asked about a downturn in sales of Teslas and electric vehicles despite Biden's administration pushing them.

DNC Activist Warns Democrats to Stop Registering Young Voters.  The Washington Post has an article about Democrat data scientist Aaron Strauss, who helps direct progressive spending at the firm OpenLabs, warning his peers that registering young people to vote, young people of color specifically, is helping Donald Trump.  The data shows that when Democrats help register young voters, they end up registering people who will vote for Trump.  Now they are considering not even holding voter registration drives in target markets because they align with Trump.

A GOP Landslide in November.  The Biden Democrats have opened the southern border to about eight million illegal aliens, many of them military-age single males.  Assume only half of those aliens are males and one in a thousand are in terrorist sleeper cells infiltrated by Al-Qaeda, ISIS, or Iran.  That adds up to 4,000 attackers spread all over the country, which is 200 times greater than the twenty that Al-Qaeda planned for its attack on September 11, 2001.  Instead of thousands of deaths, the casualties could be hundreds of thousands.  That death toll would overshadow the body blow to American cities from millions of unscreened "migrants" whom Democrat governors and mayors are subsidizing with free housing and free money.  The answer from Biden Democrats to the terrorist threat is to ban the terms "Islamic terrorist" and "jihadist" from intelligence reports at the Pentagon and the FBI.

FDNY firefighters forced to remove flag honoring 9/11 heroes after lefty pol questioned if it's a 'political symbol'.  Fire Department brass ordered an East Village ladder company to remove its "red line" American flag honoring the squad's six brothers killed on 9/11 — after a neighborhood resident complained it was "fascist" and a local lefty pol questioned whether it was a "politically charged symbol."  The shocking order came March 22 after a man claiming he was a staffer for Democratic Manhattan Councilwoman Carlina Rivera confronted firefighters at Ladder Co. 11, sources said.  The man pedaled up to the East 2nd Street firehouse on a bicycle and told firefighters he worked for Rivera and that the councilwoman's office "complained" to the FDNY three days earlier about the flag — which features a red stripe in tribute of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty.

NY Firefighters Forced to Remove Flag for 9/11 Heroes After Leftwing Questioning, Backlash Saves Day.  We've seen a lot of bad stories this weekend that seem to have a common theme: people on the left seem on the march to try to stomp on everything that they don't like or find problematic, including things like the White House forbidding religious displays on an Easter egg design contest and proclaiming Easter Sunday "Transgender Visibility Day."  Now comes another story that's also a sign of leftists seemingly trying to stomp on something incredibly important.  Apparently, someone complained about a flag that firefighters had on one of their trucks at Ladder Company 11 in the East Village.  The company had a flag with a red line in it honoring six of their brethren who were killed on 9/11 as they bravely tried to save people.  [Tweet]

Americans Don't Like DEI.  Woke capitalism is one of the strange phenomena of our era.  I understand why government agencies might go in for DEI (Didn't Earn It), since government at all levels is mostly in the hands of liberals and government employees, by their nature, are inclined to social engineering.  But why corporations should sign up en masse for this left-wing nonsense is beyond me.  It is beyond most Americans, too.  Rasmussen asked more than 1,200 Americans whether they are familiar with DEI and whether they think it has a positive or negative impact on companies.

Not Sure Democrats Could Be Any More Evil.  There is no bottom for Democrats to hit, so if you've been waiting for one of them to stand up and express outrage about anything related to any of the damaging policies they push, don't hold your breath.  Murdered Americans at the hands of illegal aliens?  Yawn.  Random women being punched in the face by thugs and goons on the streets of New York?  Whatever.  Are Americans unable to fill their gas tanks or afford groceries?  Who cares?  You morons don't know how good you've got it anyway, ingrates.  That's the attitude of Democrats, at least, and they mean it.  They hate you.  Seriously.  Hate them back.  Not like you need more evidence or reason, but there was something that happened this week on MSNBC that was particularly illustrative of what's wrong with Democrats.  No, it wasn't the firing of Ronna McDaniel, though that was bad enough.  It was about the border.

The War on Easter.  Almost as inevitably as Santa Claus arriving in department stores and town squares or the appearance of garland and ornaments beside Halloween costumes, there appears the annual debate over the "war on Christmas."  The question is whether Christmas is being obliterated from the public square, with "Merry Christmas" replaced by "Happy Holidays," the banishment of carols from school choruses, or the generic coffee cups at Starbucks.  I have two different questions:  Is there a war on Easter?  And has Easter lost?  Let's be honest.  Easter in America is increasingly culturally invisible.

Happy Trans Day of Visibility.  For those of you who celebrate this sacred day, Happy Easter.  For those who don't, most Americans appreciate that it is the holiest day of the year for you and treat it with civilized respect.  To the President who claims he is a Catholic in good standing, it's just another day to poke his fingers in your eyes.  Yes, the White House is hosting the traditional easter egg rolling event, but it has banned all religious symbols at the event, and in a proclamation dated, "in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-four" announced that this day, March 31, is "Transgender Day of Visibility."  (Can you honestly say transgenders have been invisible in this Administration or generally in our country these days?)  It strikes me that it is so deliberately offensive to Christians it's puzzling.

Biden proclaims Easter Sunday as 'Trans Day of Visibility'.  President Biden has sparked outrage by declaring this Easter Sunday will also officially become Transgender Day of Visibility.  The White House doubled up backlash as it also banned religious imagery in submissions from children of military families taking part in the traditional Easter Egg Roll event, as critics branded the moves an 'attack on Christianity.'  Former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy led the charge, as he mused 'I wonder how (Biden) came up with that date' by having Easter Sunday clash with the transgender tribute day.

It is safe to say that no such restrictions are in place when the White House celebrates Muslim holidays.
White House Prohibits Children from Submitting 'Overtly Religious' Art for Easter Egg Roll.  President Joe Biden's Democrat administration is taking flak for prohibiting children from submitting Easter eggs featuring religious artwork for a contest.  The event, which is part of the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll, is called "Celebrating National Guard Families" but will not allow submissions to feature symbols related to the holiday that Christians celebrate all over the world, the Daily Caller reported Friday.

Democracy By Deception.  The communists seek out foreign or international organizations to do what they know the people will not accept.  It's just another ruse as they lead us down the path to digital prisons.  They demonstrate that it's the free will of the people that they abhor, that vexes them in their agendas, so, while screaming for "democracy" they practice totalitarian rule.  The open border is to get them new voters for their agenda that a vast majority of Americans reject.  In their minds, that just means they have to go around those who disagree, because they brook no resistance.  The people want a secure border.  They want their veterans to be taken care of instead of illegal aliens.  They want fiscal responsibility that will lead to an end to inflation.  They want a budget that does not devalue their currency.  They want their children to grow up without being force-fed communism and abnormal sexuality from kindergarten on.  They want to be left alone to raise their families and enjoy the fruits of their labor, but the communists will never allow that, so they must be defeated and driven back into the holes from which they've sprung.

The Democrat party is a Potemkin village.  Nothing has revealed the shallow, empty façade of the Democrat party like the rather obscene fundraiser held Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall.  Joe Biden's campaign is going so badly that Barack Obama and Bill Clinton were resurrected from the shadows to bolster Biden's sinking polling numbers.  Whoever is running the campaign apparently thinks people are so stupid that getting those two former presidents on board will fool voters into thinking Biden is not the failed, demented, callous man he is.  So along with Obama and Clinton they gathered up some reliably lefty performers like Queen Latifah, the quite unappealing Lizzo, and a few others with whom most people are unfamiliar to put on a show.

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US Intel Agency Wants To Ban Terms 'Radical Islamists' and 'Jihadist' Because They're Hurtful to Muslim Americans.  The United States' top intelligence agency wants to ban its spies from using "biased language," including the terms "radical Islamists" and "jihadist," saying these words "are hurtful to Muslim-Americans and detrimentally impact our efforts as they bolster extremist rhetoric," according to a language guide published internally.  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which is responsible for handling the country's spy apparatus, seeks to ban a range of common terms because it says they offend Muslims and foment racism against employees.  In addition to terms describing Islamic terrorists, ODNI instructs employees to avoid phrases such as "blacklisted," "cakewalk," "brown bag," "grandfathered," and "sanity check."  "Blacklisted," for instance, "implies black is bad and white is good," while "cakewalk" is said to refer "to a dance performed by slaves for slave owners on plantation grounds."

Obama Defends Biden After Protesters Disrupt Biden-Obama-Clinton $25 Million 'Grassroots' Fundraiser in New York City.  Activists protesting in support of Hamas — and one against nuclear war with Russia — repeatedly disrupted a $25 million Democrat fundraiser featuring Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City Thursday night.  Through their disruptions, the protesters took control of the event, forcing Biden, Obama and Clinton into an extended discussion about what the protesters wanted them to talk about as the Democrats are facing an internal war of their own this election year between the party's old pro-Israel base and their new pro-Hamas base.

Protesters paying up to $500K a ticket heckle Biden, Obama and Clinton at Radio City.  President Joe Biden's appearance at a $25 million Radio City Music Hall fundraiser with former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton descended into chaos as the trio of presidents being interviewed by Stephen Colbert got interrupted by protesters.  A handful of pro-Palestinian protesters shouted down the presidents, with one woman telling Biden 'you have blood on your hands,' as another loud guest warned of a nuclear war with Russia:  'you're out of your [...] minds.'  The event was supposed to be a star-studded evening with major donors, with some tickets costing as much as $500,000.

The Editor says...
A "grassroots" fundraiser doesn't sell $500,000 tickets.

One more thing to boycott:
Paris Hilton video is new focus of Bud Light-style outrage.  [Scroll down]  After viewing the ad, activist group One Million Moms (OMM) published a story on its website with the title, "Hilton Attempts to Glamorize Sin." [...] One Million Moms writes that it believes Hilton is advocating an agenda with the commercial.  "Hilton is attempting to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle with its liberal advertising choices," the organization wrote. "The hotel chain is obviously pushing the LGBTQ agenda with this commercial, which depicts individuals, couples, and families, all in obviously gender-confused roles."  The petition states, in part, "Your commercial featuring a homosexual couple and men in drag offends me, and it also offends many other conservative consumers."

RFK Jr.  Can't Keep Up 'Moderate' Facade While Celebrating Violent Radical Cesar Chavez.  Time Magazine once named Bobby Kennedy's son as one of its "Heroes for the Planet" for his environmental activism as an attorney with New York's Riverkeeper Inc.  Today, Time publishes stories about what a crackpot its "hero" is for raising red flags about Covid vaccines rushed onto the market that have not proved "safe" and "effective," as their manufacturers promised.  But despite finding an area of common ground or two with Americans outside of the elitist politics bubble, Kennedy remains a liberal to his core — so much so that he's hosting a celebration for one of the more brutal socialists to come out of the Marxist movement.  The independent candidate for president — who earlier this year left a Democrat Party his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, would not recognize — is hosting a Cesar Chavez Day event to "celebrate the life and legacy" of the socialist co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association predecessor of the United Farm Workers.

America's Stunning Embrace Of Paganism Signals The End Of This Country As We Know It.  It's hard to survey the state of our country and not conclude that something is very wrong in America.  I don't just mean with our economy or the border or rampant crime in our cities, but with our basic grasp on reality itself. [...] But even less contentious issues are now up for grabs, like mass rape.  After Hamas terrorists filmed themselves raping and murdering Israeli women on Oct. 7, boasting about their savagery to a watching world, vast swaths of the America left still cannot bring themselves to condemn Hamas.  The same progressive college students who insist that the mere presence of a conservative speaker on campus makes them "unsafe" are unable to condemn one of the worst instances of mass rape in modern history.  Some even declare openly that they stand in solidarity with the Hamas rapists.

RFK Jr Picks Soros Advocate Nicole Shanahan as His VP Running Mate.  In an apparent move to stir up greater support from the hardline leftists in the progressive movement, RFK Jr has announced 38-year-old Nicole Shanahan as his Vice-Presidential running mate.  The move appears to be an effort to appeal to the Bernie Sanders, ecology-centric, radical leftist, earth-saving environmentalist wing of the Democrat base voter.  Positioning the ticket to carve out a younger voting bloc and stir interest amid the Sanders/AOC crowd.  Shanahan had previously donated $4 million to the SuperPAC supporting Robert Kennedy Jr and given thousands of dollars to the Soros funded progressives in politics and activism circles.  Shanahan was previously married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, one of the wealthiest men in the world; the financial windfall from their divorce funded her ability to contribute heavily to far-left causes.

The Great Divorce: 3.7 Million Have Fled Counties That Voted For Biden.  If you want to know what the country thinks about President Joe Biden's agenda, look at how they vote.  Not at the ballot box.  But with their feet.  Earlier this month, the Census Bureau released data on "net domestic migration."  This tracks where people are moving between counties in the country.  Last year, the 10 counties that gained the most through net migration had one thing in common — they were conservative counties that voted for Donald Trump in 2020.  At the other end of the spectrum, all 10 counties that saw the biggest negative net migration also have one thing in common — they all voted for Biden in 2020.  That includes two blue counties located in red states — Miami-Dade County, Florida, (where Biden beat Trump 53% [to] 46%), and Dallas County, Texas, (where Biden got 65% of the vote).

The Editor says...
Dallas County used to be a good place to live.  But many people are headed for the suburbs, and the suburbs are in neighboring counties.  That's the beauty of the internal combustion engine, which will only be available while common sense prevails.

The red pill of Obamacare.  Joe Biden is flailing in the polls, trailing President Trump in all the swing states, and likely to lose in November.  Inflation, illegals, crime and wokesterism are among the best-known reasons for the shift.  But how many are aware that the nightmare of Obamacare is still with us, too, and likely driving Biden's poll numbers down?  As the man in this video below notes, the soaring cost and inflexibility of the mandate has made him say 'goodbye' to voting Democrat:  [Tweet with video clip]

The Democrats Have Crossed the Bridge into Unabashed Nazism.  In March of 2023, I wrote an article detailing eight inescapable and disturbing ways the Democrat Party emulates the Nazi Party of 1927-34 in their underlying ideology and, more importantly, tactics.  Subsequently, Mr. D. Parker further detailed eight additional indisputable similarities.  All but two of these sixteen commonalities (irrational obsession with race, and state/private ownership of all means of production) also apply to the proponents of Communism.  Nonetheless, there had been no basis to emulate the crudity of the American Left and label them Nazis as there was one bridge they had yet to cross: unabashed and overt antisemitism and acquiescence to repeating the Holocaust while mindlessly setting the table for an inevitable global conflict.  That bridge now has been crossed and the time has come to call out these reprobates for what they are:  Disciples of National Socialism or Nazis.  A date that will live in infamy in the annals of Judaism's three-and-a-half millennia, October 7, 2023, has also exposed the Democrat party and the American left's hitherto unknown depths of antisemitism and de facto support for the underlying beliefs of Hamas, whose declared sole reason for existence is the elimination of Israel and the slaughter of all Jews.

Pew Research: more than half of insane leftist women are literally insane.  In 2020, Pew Research released the results of a study that revealed more than 50% of "liberal" women between the ages of 18 and 29 had been diagnosed with a "mental health condition" by a professional; for men of that same age and political orientation, that number was over 30%.  When compared to "conservatives" and "moderates" of the same age and sex, "liberals" took the crown for most mentally ill. [...] Who would have ever guessed that the people who have self-destructive tendencies and most often embrace self-harm — tattoos, piercings, and cutting — had a lurking mental health issue?  Who would've thought that people celebrating human experiments of sexual and physiological mutilation, many of those on children, weren't the most stable and healthy individuals?  Could anyone have possibly anticipated that the people who think this is appropriate for children, weren't the sanest and most stable voters?

Kathy Griffin New York Comedy Show Crashed by Trump Fan Caravan.  Left-wing comedienne Kathy Griffin has never concealed her contempt for former President Donald Trump or the tens of thousands of people who support him across the country.  The feeling has always been entirely mutual.  That fact was proven yet again over the weekend when dozens of protesters descended on her show in Huntington, Long Island, to let her know just how they feel about her.

The racial realignment is a humiliation for white liberals.  In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing in the summer of 2020, a sea of middle-class white protesters in my former hometown of Denver ritualistically writhed and moaned face-down on the grass for nine minutes in a park.  It's difficult to believe in hindsight that such creepy and transparent virtue-signaling ever took place.  But middle-class white liberals were in a tailspin at the time.  The often contradictory codes of "woke" social etiquette had knotted their brains; they were simultaneously confused and fighting mad, and above all, they were desperate to appear to be standing on the "right side of history." [...] These folks have come to mind frequently in recent weeks as a spate of newly released polls on minority voter preferences suggest unprecedented levels of minority support for — gulp — former President Donald Trump and his Republican Party.  Indeed, if these surveys are to be believed, American politics is undergoing a racial realignment unseen since the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

Why Biden Is Bleeding Non-White Voters.  For decades, the Democrats have depended on the overwhelming support of minority voters to keep their party electorally viable.  Even when they nominated candidates with spotty civil rights records, like Joe Biden, the Democrats could count on at least 90 percent of the Black vote and about 70 percent of the Latino vote.  Now, however, polls suggest that neither the President nor his party can take these votes for granted.  The latest New York Times/Siena College poll, for example, found that Biden's lead over former President Trump among non-white working class voters has plummeted to 6 points (47-41).  In 2020, Biden led Trump by nearly 50 points among these voters.

Democrats Vote Against Bill That Would Stop Biden Admin From Flying Illegals to American Communities.  Every single Senate Democrat voted against a bill that would have stopped the Biden Administration from chartering more than 32,000 illegal immigrants from their countries to various American communities.  Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) called out Democrats on Friday night after they opposed legislation that would protect American tax dollars from being spent on flights for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to be flown to cities across the country.  "Make no mistake here.  President Biden has secretly been flying hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in foreign countries into blue-city airports," Hagerty said from the Senate floor.  "Just last year alone, in 2023, it was reported that some 320,000 illegal aliens have been flown in using this method."  [Tweet with video clip]

Massachusetts Governor Calls Illegal Immigrant Raping Teenage Girl 'Unfortunate'.  As the border crisis continues to worsen, it almost seems like each week brings another tragedy to light illustrating the impact that the problem is having on American citizens.  Just weeks after the murder of Laken Riley at the hands of an illegal immigrant, another story out of Massachusetts has people wondering when the government will finally do something about the problem at the southern border.  A Haitian migrant was arrested for raping a 15-year-old girl at one of the hotels being used to shelter illegal immigrants and asylum seekers coming over the border.  Gov. Maura Healey, a Democrat, chimed in on the situation, and her comment reflected a disturbing level of callousness about the story.  When asked by a reporter about the incident, Healey called it "unfortunate," indicating that "from time to time, things will happen."

Americans [are] Still Fleeing Blue States, Moving to Texas and Florida.  Americans are still fleeing Democratic run states in their droves and moving to more conservative parts of the country, the latest census data shows.  Over the year 2022 to 2023, Los Angeles County in California, Cooky County in Illinois and Kings County in New York all experienced population declines of 119,000, 58,000 and 55,000 respectively.  Miami-Dade County in Florida came fifth in the list, potentially because of the high prices caused by Florida's skyrocketing popularity.  The main beneficiaries of domestic migration were Polk County in Florida, Montgomery County in Texas and Pasco County in Florida with gains of 26,000, 25,000 and 24,000 respectively.

Do Rank-and-File Leftists Realize They're Being Scammed by Their Ruling Class?  Ruling class leftists are a complete fraud.  This is on top of all their other issues, but everywhere you look, they are busily scamming society.  Sure, they want to control and run our lives, but it's worse than that.  Their actions are based on cynical false premises.  They feign concern over guns, but that's only because they don't want anyone to have the ability to resist them.  They're perfectly happy with guns around them when needed for their protection.  Ruling class leftists are always feigning concern for global cooling, global warming, climate change, or whatever is the buzzword this week.  But they still buy beach houses with the supposed rise in the oceans, and they still fly around to conferences when they could easily help "save the planet" by conducting their business over Zoom.  And they supposedly want to redistribute the wealth, but they are only taking it for themselves.

PETA Pressures Jill Biden to Switch Eggs for Potatoes at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is pressuring Jill Biden to forego eggs this Easter but instead use potatoes for the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll event.  In a statement, PETA wrote, "Ahead of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, PETA sent a letter to Dr. Jill Biden today asking the first lady to modernize the celebration by replacing eggs with dyed Easter potatoes."  "Children love animals and would be sad to learn that the eggs used for fun and games at the White House come from tormented hens whose lives are spent in cages that afford them less space than a standard sheet of typing paper," added PETA.  The White House has yet to respond to PETA's request.

PETA Demands White House Officials Switch 'Eggs For Potatoes' At Annual Easter Egg Event.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging the White House to swap chicken eggs for potatoes at their annual Easter Egg Roll this year.  The controversial organization wrote in a letter to First Lady Jill Biden that it wants to "suggest an appealing way to modernize the White House Easter Egg Roll," which is set for April 1st on the South Lawn.

The Editor says...
The PETA people apparently don't know Easter Eggs are candy, or plastic capsules full of candy, not chicken eggs.  Since they apparently don't know this, I am encouraged, because it means the PETA people don't have children!

Washington Governor Jay Inslee [is] Poised to Kill Free Speech.  The governor of Washington is poised to sign a bill that ends free speech in certain counties — and the rest of the state probably sometime thereafter.  Recently passed by the Washington state legislature, this measure creates a "bias incident hotline" to the State Attorney General's Office.  You read that right:  American citizens in the northwestern state will soon be able to turn in their friends, neighbors, family members, or even strangers for not only physical "hate crimes" but also expressions of "bias."  Substitute Senate Bill 5427 is now on the governor's desk.  Its supposed purpose is "supporting people who have been targeted or affected by hate crimes and bias incidents."  To that end, it establishes "a reporting hotline" and sets up a mechanism for "tracking hate crimes and bias incidents" that will be overseen by the Washington state attorney general's office.

Poll: Majority of Democrats Oppose Certification of 2024 Election If Donald Trump Wins.  Fifty-seven percent of Democrat voters would oppose Congress certifying the 2024 election if former President Donald Trump wins, a Rasmussen Reports poll sponsored by the National Pulse found Monday [3/11/2024].  The poll asked likely voters:  "Some Democrats in Congress have said that if Trump wins this year's election, they will vote against certifying the election results because of Trump's role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots.  Do you support or oppose Democrats refusing to certify the election results if Trump wins?"  57 percent of Democrats would oppose certification.  Nearly two-thirds of "liberals" said they would oppose certification.

Poll: Insurrectionist Democrats Oppose Certifying Election if Trump Wins.  Coming to us from the "you can't make this stuff up" files is yet another story of the insanity currently enveloping the political debate surrounding the upcoming elections.  If there's one thing that the Democrats are absolutely sure about and plan to campaign on until November, it's that Donald Trump committed insurrection on January 6, 2021, when he attempted to prevent Congress from certifying the election of Joe Biden.  (He didn't, but we've been over that too many times already.)  But according to a new poll from Rasmussen, they are almost equally sure of something else.  If he wins this November, that election should clearly not be certified.  And a solid majority of them feel that way.  How people manage to make it through the day with this level of cognitive dissonance remains something of a mystery.

Rob Reiner's Fascist 'God & Country' Doc Grosses Pathetic $60K Worldwide.  Producer Rob Reiner's anti-Christian smear, God & Country:  The Rise of Christian Nationalism, limped out of theaters after grossing a hilarious $60,464 worldwide.  Basically, that's fewer than 7,000 tickets sold in a country of 350 million.  That's fewer than 7,000 tickets sold, even after producer Rob Reiner got all kinds of free media from countless corporate media outlets.

Why would anyone vote for Biden?  Let's look at some of the damage he has done since he took the oath of office on January 20, 2021.  [Numerous examples omitted for brevity.]  Therefore, with all of the above as his record of performance in office, why would anyone vote to give Biden another four years?  Let's examine the types of people who would pull the lever for him in November.  If you are on the public dole and looking for more government largesse, you'd vote for him.  If you're a college student with a significant loan outstanding, you'd probably want Biden to force taxpayers to handle it for you.  If you're a member of a street gang known as Black Thugs Matter, or Antifa, you'll vote for the guy who condones all of your riots, burnings, and lootings of cities whenever a white cop enforces the law against violent blacks who resist arrest, resulting in their serious injury or death — that is, unless the cop is the one killed.  Whom else can Biden count on to help re-elect him?  Those pro-abortion activists who want women to have the right to kill the fetus in the womb, or even after birth, if she decides at the last minute that she doesn't want the inconvenience of raising a child.

House Passes Laken Riley Act — 170 America-Hating Democrats Vote Against Bill.  The House of Representatives on Thursday voted 251-170 to approve H.R. 7511, dubbed the 'Laken Riley Act.'  170 House Democrats voted against the Laken Riley Act.  Democrats hate Americans.  The bill requires ICE to arrest and detain illegal aliens like Laken Riley's murderer until they are removed from the US.  "Democrats don't care about your safety," House Republicans said.

If Trump wins in November, expect a real insurrection from Democrats.  The reaction by Democratic Party politicians and pundits to the Supreme Court ruling on March 4, 2024 — voiding the effort by Colorado to throw Donald Trump off its ballot — reveals some very fundamental realities that must be faced by all Americans.  To put it bluntly:  These Democrats have no intention of accepting a victory by Donald Trump in the upcoming election, even if he should win by a majority so vast that no amount of election rigging can disguise it.  The first reaction to that decision was a major tell.  Jean Griswold is the secretary of state of Colorado who had taken Trump off the ballot, claiming he was an insurrectionist even though that was merely her opinion as Trump has not only never been convicted of that crime, he has not even been charged with it. [...] Spurred by her blind hatred of Trump, Griswold's refusal to deal with reality here is disturbing, to say the least.  First, the court made it very clear, unanimously, that the states don't have this authority when it comes to federal elections.  That she as a lawyer could not recognize the plain legal arguments here that were agreed to by even the most radical leftists on the court indicates how blind she has become to reasonable disagreement.

The CDC Ignores the Causes of Syphilis.  From a high of 450 syphilis cases per 100,000 people in the forties, the cases dwindled to the point that some believed the illness would be effectively eliminated in America at the turn of the twenty-first century.  However, this disappearance did not happen.  The low rate of under 32,000 syphilis cases in 2000 figure spiraled to more than 207,000 in 2022.  The problem is not going away.  The reasons are not all medical.  Like so many things associated with the CDC these days, the centers are introducing cultural and leftist factors into the equation that could be costing American lives by failing to address causes.  For example, the center reports that the crisis is especially affecting "pregnant people" and their babies.  The use of the term "pregnant people" is a telltale sign that the CDC is introducing woke ideas in its medicine.  Accompanying this designation is the acceptance of the promiscuous lifestyles and practices that favor the spread of syphilis.

The Left-Right Divide is Not Bridgeable.  To cite a few samples:  How are we to bridge the gap between those who believe men can become women and women can become men and those who don't believe this?  Between those who believe men menstruate and those who believe only women menstruate?  How are we to bridge the divide between those who believe "colorblind" is a racist notion and those who believe "colorblind" is the antidote to racism?  How are we to bridge the divide between those who believe Israel is the villain and Hamas is the victim and those who believe Israel is the victim and Hamas, which openly states its dedication to annihilating Israel and its Jewish inhabitants, is the villain, morally indistinguishable from the Nazis?  How are we to bridge the divide between those who believe young children should be brought to drag queen shows and those who believe this sexualization — and sexual confusion — of children is morally detestable?  How are we to bridge the divide between those who believe reducing the number of police will reduce violent crime and those who believe reducing the number of police will increase violent crime?  How are we to bridge the divide between those who believe in suppressing free speech if they deem any given speech "hateful" or "misinformation" and those who believe in free speech?  Every one of these positions is mutually contradictory.

Democrats Promise Fraud and Insurrection.  [Scroll down]  We all know the true fight happens when they try to delay the election, or they wind up losing the election, despite all of their efforts.  If they lose, they have promised to settle it in the House of Representatives, refusing to certify the election.  The very same thing they called an insurrection.  The very mention of it should bring those charges.  In fact, were I to offer counsel to anyone running for office, I would have them say to their opponent that "Your party has promised to engage in insurrection if Trump wins, that, by your own definition, is insurrection.  It is a threat to democracy and so are you."

United Methodist Church slashes budget to smallest in 40 years after mass exodus from denomination.  Go woke, go broke:  Church Edition.  The UMC is going to have its smallest budget in 4 decades thanks to its unbiblical stances. [...] The three-year $346.7 million budget for the General Conference is the smallest budget they've had since 1984.  This shouldn't be shocking since nearly 25% of the UMC churches in the US have left the mainline denomination in the last few years.  The last time the General Conference met, way back in 2016, the budget approved was over $600 million, making this a 43% decrease in budget.  So, nearly 1/4 of churches and nearly 1/2 of the money is gone.  Add to the 7,700 churches that have left another 2,000+ churches that have essentially died out and financially gone under, and the UMC is in a disastrous state.  It might not survive a few more years.

It's up to us.  I don't know how legally to keep the Idiot Left out of office, but disaster follows wherever such people run things.  Pretending to be worried about offending the few, they lose concern for the many.  Well, we the many are the ones who make the world work.  Push us out altogether and the structure collapses.  Then the leeches and parasites have no one and nothing to pick at, pick on, or pick over.  We bitter clingers have definite ideas about where all this is headed, but we don't know when the end's going to come and we're concerned in the meantime for our progeny.  Our weapons at this time are prayer and unified action — at voting time to ensure voting procedures are followed; in the legislatures to head off idiotic legislation; in the schools to confront distortions about America and U.S. history; in the media to ensure that resisting voices are heard against the cacophony of leftist spin; in the streets to confront the bullying tactics of Antifa, BLM, and others; in Washington to take on the Lying Left where its insidious effects have the greatest reach.

Omar and pals sneak off to Cuba.  When someone comes to America, land of the free, as a refugee, presumably to escape some awful homeland, does it seem funny that such a person then jumps on a flight to Cuba to advocate for its superior model? [...] The secrecy is strange, here, given the brazenness with which Cuba supporters have shown for cutting sugar cane and praising socialism on their illegal trips to Cuba in the past.  Michael Moore certainly didn't keep his trip to Cuba secret, nor did pop tart Beyonce, prancing at the Malecon to make a lucrative video, nor did Barack Obama, doing the wave at some stadium with Raul Castro, Cuba's military dictator.  Why keep it under wraps when Joe Biden and Barack Obama have both loosened travel restrictions on the communist island hellhole to permit free travel?  And if the aim was to meet with Cuba's civil society dissidents, most of whom have been imprisoned in the Castro oligarchy's dank, filthy, dungeons anyway, why keep that secret?  Cuba jails its civil society members.

Could October 7 Bring Down the Squad?  By November last year, Democratic Rep. Summer Lee realized she had to mend fences with Pittsburgh's Jews.  Since the October 7 atrocity in Israel, Lee had started to sound like she was on team Hamas — and Jewish leaders were taking notice. [...] Episodes like this have led the Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and others in Pennsylvania's Twelfth District to seek an alternative to Lee in her upcoming primary.  And Lee is not the only one facing such a backlash.  Now, for the first time since the 2018 swearing-in of its inaugural class, the Squad could be shrinking, as its defamation of Israel after October 7 has repelled old-school liberals and centrist Democrats.  The more well-known Squad members, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, are running unopposed in their primaries this year.  Ilhan Omar is facing three challengers in a race she is largely expected to win.  But three newer members of the Squad — albeit from the JV team — are facing serious, well-funded Democratic primary opponents who could knock them from their seats.

France Teeters on the Brink.  Upon first seeing videos of the European farmers' recent protests, I, along with many others across the Atlantic, was deeply impressed.  Like Canadian truckers on steroids, these supposed hayseeds gave the world a lesson in determination, ingenuity, courage, and organizational skill beyond the wildest dreams of the appalling bureaucratic yahoos who lord over them and seek to drive them to extinction.  Rumors of French President Emmanuel Macron avoiding Paris hinted on possible lasting effects for the better.  In their protests, the farmers also displayed several of the highest of human character traits, including an admirable level of restraint against violence, and even a wicked sense of humor.  It was inspiring and hilarious all at once.  Watching them block roadways to major cities for weeks, simply "off-roading" in their tractors when confronted by the so-called authorities, was awesome.

Biden's woke sec of state Antony Blinken scolded staffers over 'problematic' language like 'manpower'.  Biden administration Sec. of State Antony Blinken told staffers at the State Department not to use "problematic" terms such as "manpower," "mother," and "father" in a memo.  According to a memo from the State Department obtained by the National Review, in early February, Blinken told staff about the dangers of "misgendering" as well as using terms that "can be problematic" such as "manpower" as well as "son/daughter" and "husband/wife."

86% Of Americans Say Biden Too Old For Another Term:  Poll.  Concerns about President Joe Biden's age while he seeks re-election appear to be escalating with the release of a new survey that followed a special counsel report that found the commander-in-chief had memory problems.  Eighty-six percent of adults said Biden, who is 81, is too old to serve a second term in the White House, according to an Ipsos poll unveiled on Sunday.

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That leaves 14 percent who think Biden is capable of serving another four years.  Who are these people?  They must either hate Trump a lot, or hate Israel, or they like to see homeless bums and unskilled illegal aliens everywhere, or relish the idea of five-dollar gasoline.  Or maybe they get all of their news from MSNBC.

Democrats should worry that Americans' five-second attention span is lengthening.  For California's governor, Gavin Newsom, it was a huge surprise to hear from a shopper at Target that the policies that sound good to him have negative consequences, and voters know it.  In New York City, DA Alvin Bragg's and other politicians' policies mean that illegal aliens who beat police officers were instantly released from jail.  Don't expect any lasting repercussions since the perpetrators skipped town.  But still, for Democrats, there's nothing to see here.  The event has been scrubbed from political memory, but voters are noticing.  Two years ago, California lawmakers passed an equity law for electric bills in the state, accelerating the fact that electricity rates are up 127% over the last ten years, even as California experiences rolling brownouts.  Voters are angry, but Democrats, having skated past consequences for so long, are merely perplexed.  Trump is being attacked on every front, especially in New York.  Democrats were certain that they could destroy him and move on.  The fact that Republicans are pushing back by choosing Trump as their chosen candidate in 2024 tells you that people will no longer say, "I guess stuff happens," and move on.

Leftists Disconnected From How Things Work Are Destroying Everything.  Virtually the entire left in this country has zero connection with anything having to do with creating anything, growing anything, building anything, or risking anything.  They spend their days pushing paper in offices or selling cappuccinos, if they work at all.  Not only are few of them farmers, but few are truckers, lumberjacks, steel workers, plumbers, electricians, or entrepreneurs.  Few have ever had to balance paying a credit card bill versus making payroll.  Few ever risked their money and invested sweat equity to start a business.  The left today is largely government employees, students, college-educated white women working inside large corporations, Wall Street, academia, the cabal of NGOs, the media, the 40 million who suckle on the government teat through programs like SNAP, and the 47% of the country who either pay no tax or get "refundable tax credits".  Few of those people do anything remotely productive for the economy.

Europeans are pushing back against green policies and immigration.  Something rather amazing is happening across Western Europe, although American media outlets really would like to pretend that nothing is happening at all.  The sea change is that ordinary people are pushing back against green policies that will destroy farming (and also destroy the food supply) and against the endless immigration that's intended to wipe out Europe's ancient populations in favor of entirely new populations from the Muslim world and Africa (both Muslim and non-Muslim regions).  The farmer protests began last year in the Netherlands when the government announced that it intended to cut livestock farming by 30% to prevent "greenhouse gases."  It was a pure "you vill eat ze bugs" moment, and the farmers protested vehemently.  Indeed, they protested uber-conservative Geert Wilders right into a parliamentary majority, although the wacky parliamentary system means he hasn't been able to form a coalition to lead the government.  Because those policies are not limited to the Netherlands but have spread across Europe (where post-WWII socialism provided a ready landing pad for environmental madness), the same farmer protests are now in other European nations.

Hell Must Be Empty.  Ever since Obama's presidency, Democrats have demonized police officers and lionized criminals.  They lied about "hands up, don't shoot"; maligned cops as Klan members with badges; and instigated race riots throughout the country.  They excused criminal behavior, cut bail requirements, reduced felonies to misdemeanors, and celebrated unethical prosecutors who have used their powers to lock up police officers for spurious charges while treating violent crime as some kind of race-based civil right.  Barack Obama and Eric Holder (the corrupt attorney general who regularly abused the law to protect friends and target political enemies) set the country down a dangerous path, where criminal gangs are psychologically empowered to target law enforcement officers for assassination and municipal politicians are so desperate to prove their soft-on-crime bona fides that they release violent criminals from jail in order to make room for unjustly indicted cops.

Vegan Fast Food Restaurants Are Learning Economics 101 — The Hard Way.  Poor PETA.  This news must have them so dejected.  The fake meat fad failed, and vegan restaurants aren't far behind them.  Even vegan eateries in the UK are falling on hard times or shutting down completely.  After giving the vegetarian fad a test-drive, many have discovered that it an unsustainable way to live.  Some of the early adopters have scaled back to a part-time reduction in the meat they eat.  (Which is also bad news for vegetarian-only restaurants.)

154 Democrats Oppose New Criminal Penalties for Illegal Aliens Leading Border Agents on High-Speed Chases.  A majority of House Democrats voted against legislation this week that would impose new criminal penalties for illegal aliens leading Border Patrol agents on often deadly high-speed chases.  On Tuesday, just 56 House Democrats joined 215 House Republicans to pass the "Agent Raul Gonzalez Officer Safety Act," which would establish new criminal penalties for illegal aliens and others driving vehicles who try to evade Border Patrol agents within 100 miles of the United States-Mexico border.  "We appreciate House Republicans' efforts to secure our lawless and chaotic border, protect the men and women on the frontlines, and make our communities safer," Hector Garza, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, said in a statement.

Why is no one wondering how the Trump trials have such idiotic jurors?  [Scroll down]  Exactly what would the ideologically biased prosecutors in each of the absurd lawfare trials of President Trump be looking for [in prospective jurors]?  That is an easy question.  They would be looking for Trump-haters, people who watch MSNBC and The View, for example; people easily led and relatively ignorant of American history and current events beyond leftist talking points.  They would know nothing about the fact that Trump led the U.S. to energy independence that made our gas prices low and brought in huge profits to workers' 401(k)s because we had enough oil and gas to sell to other nations.  They would not know that Trump brought peace to the Middle East.  They would most likely buy into the climate change hoax.  They would be persons who leapt to be vaccinated with the wholly experimental mRNA jab that has caused thousands of deaths (perhaps more), especially of young people.  They would be people who wanted to jail the vaccine-hesitant.  In short, they would be people who are easily manipulated by the media and easier still by clever and deceitful lawyers intent upon destroying Trump.  They would be sheep.

All Their Stupid Ideas Can be Reversed and We Will Make the Deserts Bloom.  [Scroll down]  We are divided into forerunners, innovators, early adopters and late adopters and it holds true for digital products, politics, vacations, and health decisions, across the board.  You cannot overturn it, you cannot say, "people must like this and do this because I am willing to spend a few billion to brainwash them."  No.  Because some renegade soul will say, "I want to move to the country and raise heritage beef rather than swan around New York, London, Paris, Munich going to night clubs and working for a multinational where I destroy the weak and help the strong."  And then all of a sudden there are handfuls of people hiving off the swarm and starting their own thing.  And then, presto, like last year, 66 percent of Americans would, if they could, move to the country or a rural subdivision and become more independent of the murderous cabal that forgot the marketing curve.  That this is the exact opposite of what the U.N./W.E.F. want — which is to force people into fifteen minute prison cities with rural areas left to carbon sinks — is just another example of reality flowing like water around fascist-erected obstacles.

Can the left peacefully coexist with us?  The Biden administration is tearing down any obstructions to the illegal invasion.  The flood is overwhelming shelters and hospitals while the left is falling all over itself to offer taxpayer-funded freebies to encourage even more to come in.  And on top of it all, the law states that the National Voter Registration Act prevents every state from requiring people to prove that they are U.S. citizens to vote.  It should be obvious by now that the fascist far left will do anything to stay in power, while it accuses the pro-freedom right of planning to do anything to stay in power.  How do you peacefully coexist with people perfectly willing to lie and violate the law to stay in power?

How many conservatives read Politico, and would do what Politico recommends?  Zero!
Politico Urges Trump Supporters to Skip His Historic Rallies.  The Democrat Party has done everything they can to ruin President Donald Trump.  The junk lawsuits couldn't stop him.  The insurrection lies couldn't stop him.  The 14th Amendment smears couldn't stop him.  The FBI spying and lies couldn't stop him.  Lawfare charges by crooked District Attorneys.  Threats of 700 years in prison for manufactured crimes.  Stealing over $250 million from his business for paying off business loans.  Brutal harassment of his family.  None of this stopped President Trump from his mission to save America from the Marxist horde and the power hungry elites.  Now, the left has a new tactic.  Politico today is now urging Republicans to skip Trump rallies.  They don't think its fair that tens of thousands will come out for Trump when Old Joe can only garner a few hundred supporters to come out and see him — and many of those are paid supporters!

Survey: Two-Thirds Of Elites Say There's Too Much Freedom In America.  The nation's ruling class holds deeply authoritarian opinions widely divorced from the rest of the American electorate, finds a survey out this week.  It found nearly 60 percent of American "elites" think there is too much individual freedom in America.  Meanwhile, nearly 60 percent of registered voters have the exact opposite opinion, reporting the United States has too much top-down control, limiting liberty.  The study, titled "Them Vs. U.S," defined the American "elite" as "having a postgraduate degree, a household income of more than $150,000 annually, and living in a zip code with more than 10,000 people per square mile."  Such people account for about 1 percent of Americans.  The study also examined a sub-sample of the 1 percent who graduated from Ivy League schools or other name-brand institutions such as Northwestern, Duke, Stanford, and the University of Chicago.  The study from the Committee to Unleash Prosperity found ruling class opinions on climate policies were particularly harsh and despotic.  More than two-thirds of the 1 percent support rationing vital energy and food sources in an attempt to control the globe's weather.  That number jumped to nearly 90 percent among the Ivy Leaguers.  Around two-thirds of normal registered voters, however, oppose rationing vital resources.

Rep. Barbara Lee [is] Kicked Out of Committee Hearing for Spouting 'Communist Propaganda'.  It was a routine meeting of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  Chairwoman Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) was conducting a hearing on U.S. relations with Cuba when Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) interrupted the hearing to speak about her desire for the U.S. to reestablish relations with the island nation.  Salazar was having none of it.  Lee is not a member of the Committee, and according to long-standing House rules, there would have to be a unanimous vote of Committee members to allow her to speak.  "Today, I exercised my authority as Subcommittee Chairwoman to not allow an off-Committee Member to spread communist propaganda during my Cuba hearing," Salazar wrote.  "Members are not entitled to join any Committee proceedings without full consent of the Committee Members."

Democratic Congressman Tells GOP to Pass a Bill Removing the Statue of Liberty.  I predict that freshman Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) will have a long, illustrious career in politics.  He certainly has a flair for the dramatic and is very big on "gestures."  This is a prerequisite to be a Democrat in Washington.  After all, how else can you show that you really, really, really care about an issue without making some absolutely ludicrously, useless melodramatic gesture?  Mr. Fox shows promise in this regard.  He's demanding that Republicans introduce a bill to take down the Statue of Liberty. [...] As usual, Democrats have conflated legal with illegal immigration, lumping them together as if there's no difference.  It's OK because the media does the exact same thing.

This shows how little the Ballot Box is respected by Socialist Democrats:
Volinsky's Anti-Israel Org Wants NH Democrats To Write In 'Ceasefire' On Ballots.  President Joe Biden has competition for his 'meaningless' write-in campaign.  Former Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky is asking his fellow Granite State Democrats to skip writing Biden's name on their ballots and instead take part in his anti-Israel write-in campaign called "Ceasefire."  Announced Wednesday with a Zoom press conference, Ceasefire is Volinsky's campaign pushing New Hampshire voters to write in the word "Ceasefire" on their ballots in Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary.

Shaman performs pagan ritual over World Economic Forum leaders at Davos Summit.  An Amazonian shaman on Wednesday performed a pagan ritual over a panel after the members discussed "Climate and Nature" at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) 2024 meeting in Davos, Switzerland.  [Tweet]  After a discussion on how to "enable a net-zero, nature positive" future, a woman introduced as Chief Putanny from the Yawanawá tribe of the Amazon gave a brief address asking for help in "healing the planet."  She presented herself as representing "the voice of nature" and "the voice of the forest" and concluded, "When we are all united in our hearts and thoughts, our Mother Earth will listen to us."

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The earth is not anybody's mother.  The earth is not in need of healing, and even if that were the case, a tree-hugging pagan isn't going to do any good.  This whole episode demonstrates that the WEF is led by misguided fools.

President Biden's 'Top Priority' for a second term?  What would President Biden's top priority be should he be awarded a second term in office?  Well, according to his campaign manager, the president is "adamant" to "restore Roe."  Yup.  Quentin Fulks, Biden's principal deputy campaign manager, recently told Kristen Welker, host of NBC's Meet the Press, that abortion would be the commander-in-chief's "top priority" if he is returned to the White House.  Frankly, that surprises me.  I would've thought his top priority would be to continue trying to lock up his political opponents.  Or to stay up past 8 pm.  Even if you are "pro-choice," making abortion the "top priority" is macabre at best.  How about stopping the flood of illegals coming across our southern border, and the fentanyl and human trafficking that a porous border allows?  After all, fentanyl alone kills 100,000+ Americans each year.  How about trying to prevent or curtail foreign wars?  Or attempting to reduce inflation and taxes to make life more affordable and pleasant for millions?  How about addressing the unsustainable and soon-to-be devastating $34 trillion debt?  Or the fact that China is bidding to take over the world?

Lawmakers and others are 'secretly' plotting a military mutiny if Trump is elected.  Constitutional norms are falling all over the place, but it's the left that's doing it.  Shorn of his eccentric rhetoric, Trump governed in the grand tradition of 20th-century American presidents:  strong national security, focus on the economy, an eye to energy independence, etc.  It is Biden who has broken every norm in American history:  destroying the border, destroying energy independence, and arresting political opponents.

What Was That About a Deep State?  Check Out These Plans to Deal With Trump If He Wins.  Joe Biden and the Democrats truly take the cake.  Biden is down in the polls to former President Donald Trump, who is the leading GOP candidate.  So they're doing all they can to play up the "threat to democracy" from Trump.  Now I have no doubt whoever was leading would immediately become "Hitler" to them, because that's how they do things.  That's their only play, given Biden has such a horrible record.  He has no real accomplishments on which to run.  According to an NBC report, the powers that be are already trying to work to put Trump in check.  People talk about the deep state.  Check out what they're saying here, it's something else.  They're worried that Trump may win so the unelected people want to thwart how the elected representative of the people might exercise his power.

The Antisemitism of South Africa Should Not Surprise.  When a person takes the lead in demonizing people of his own ethnicity for no rational reason, and mires himself in the same pigsty where the Rashida Tlaibs, Ilhan Omars, and Ocasios wallow, that is not normal.  Normal people do not do that.  Irish-Americans don't.  Mexican-Americans don't boycott Mexico.  Italian-Americans don't attack Italy.  Black Americans, like civil rights heroes Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, do not lead battles for the women of Congo who face a national epidemic of rape, nor challenge Black Lives Matter over the millions that have gone to buy the BLM Communist founder Patrisse Cullors four houses, one more than Commie Bernie's three.  It so much "makes no sense" that it makes perfect sense.

How Democrats Sold Out The Working Class.  Far from holding together their New Deal coalition of farmers, urban laborers, the working poor, and others who benefited from public investment, the Democrats today are increasingly becoming a party of upwardly mobile professionals and creatives.  The party has shed much of its traditional working-class base, which has started to show up in its legislative priorities.  As one example, the party is fixated on erasing student debts held largely by the top half of the income distribution while doing little to rein in administrative bloat and abusive practices by the nation's colleges and universities, who are among its most loyal supporters.  The white working class exodus from the party has been particularly severe, putting states like Ohio — which former president Barack Obama won twice — out of reach for the party.

The unelecting of a president.  Biden's problems are more serious because he has a chance to finally be elected president without mass fraud in 6 states.  He is being done in by bad policy.  Black Democrats resent his placing illegal aliens ahead of them.  The AOC crowd resents his support of Israel in particular and Jews in general.  The university crowd resents not having the $1.6 trillion they borrowed written off by the feds.  Jim Clyburn owns the South Carolina Democrat Party by virtue of its large bloc of black voters.  He has made its primary the Democrat kingmaker, crowning Obama in 2008 when he was behind Hillary, Hillary in 2016 when she was behind Bernie, and Biden in 2020 when he was behind everybody.  2024 may end that streak — and Biden is running almost unopposed.

Only a Tiny Fraction of Voters in Swing States Care About Climate Change.  Joe Biden has talked about climate change endlessly since taking office, but a new survey shows that most voters in swing states do not care about the issue at all.  This would only be surprising to the left, but most people are not thinking about supposed climate change when they're struggling to pay for basic items like food, heating energy and gas for their cars.  Besides the economy, people across the country are also deeply concerned about issues like crime and the mess Biden has made at the southern border.

They Hate the Military.  The Democrats of the past 50 years are certainly not our parent's Dems.  At one time, all Americans (even Dems) honored military members.  Today's Democrat holds extreme antipathy towards the military going back at least to the 1960s.  Recall that John Kerry rose to prominence by slandering the military.  Jimmy Carter, a Naval Academy graduate himself, drastically gutted the Armed Forces.  Bill Clinton and Hillary loathed service members.  One Clinton appointee, Sara Lister, even called the Marines "extremists" — most likely because Marines love and defend the United States and she didn't understand such commitment.  Then, Obama did everything he could to demoralize the military by promoting homosexuality in the ranks and allowing women in combat arms.  Decades of denigrating the military and intentionally subverting its combat effectiveness was a prelude to the Biden regime's open attacks on the military.

You and I Live in a Different Universe Than Democrats.  I have written about this phenomenon before, and it's not just my impression.  The Skeptic Research Center has done several studies on how accurate perceptions of the world are, and their findings are robust:  the more you trust the media, the less accurate your view of the world; the more liberal you are, the less you understand your political opponents and the less likely your perception of the real state of the world is correct.  From this data, I don't assume that conservatives are any smarter or more likely to have the correct policy positions — the former proposition is almost certainly not true, and the latter is my personal belief but not proven by this particular evidence.  Conservatives have made some disastrous policy choices over the years, too.

NY Dem Rep. Yvette Clarke Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Illegals:  "I Need More People in My District Just for Redistricting Purposes".  As New York collapses under the weight of Joe Biden's broken border and a neverending stream of illegals stretch resources, at least one NY Dem is celebrating what it means for her politically.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams shared that the city is supporting 110,000 "asylum seekers" who have arrived since April 2022 with up to 10,000 more coming per month.  In September, Adams told a crowd at an Upper West Side town hall meeting, "Let me tell you something, New Yorkers.  Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to.  I don't see an ending to this.  This issue will destroy New York City.  Destroy New York City," and "The city we knew, we're about to lose."  But Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) sees an upside in illegals flooding American cities and said the quiet part out.  More illegals means help for redistricting purposes.

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In other words, she doesn't care what the flood of illegal immigrants costs this country; she only cares about how it can benefit her political career.

A Case Study in Stage 4 Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Robert Reich is a case in point.  He was Bill Clinton's secretary of labor, and he's currently a professor of public policy at Berkeley — giving him two TDS risk factors.  He recently published an article in The Guardian entitled "Here are 10 new year resolutions for saving American democracy." [...] So, with
  •   the world approaching WWIII;
  •   political polarization tearing America apart;
  •   fiscal policies making economic collapse inevitable;
  •   institutions charged with protecting our Constitution instead destroying it;
  •   crime turning our cities into a year-round rerun of The Purge;
  •   a president taking bribes from China, Ukraine, and Russia;
  •   Congress stuffing its pockets via insider trading;
  •   homelessness and drug addiction making our sidewalks look like a scene from The Walking Dead; and
  •   South America trying to move into North America for the free housing and medical care,
Robert Reich considers our biggest threat... Donald Trump.

Anti-Intellectualism and the Left.  Every societal issue, such as unfettered illegal immigration, record unchecked spending, and disastrous U.S. foreign policy, involves proof of how the Left is incapable of higher than the most rudimentary thinking.  What do they think will result from the millions of military-age men of questionable intentions crossing into our country?  How much more money will be taken from ordinary Americans to pay for the policies of this administration and how will the relentless, out-of-control spending binge affect the value of our currency?  How has this administration kept America or her allies safe?  Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees.  The Left, I'm convinced, does not possess even the tiniest vestige of critical or any other kind of thinking.

The Democrat party: who are they?  Just who are the members of the Democrat/socialist/communist (D/s/c) Party?  How do their beliefs differ from those of normal Americans? [...] D/s/cs tend not to be overtly religious.  Their political beliefs are their faith, and in true communist style, there can be no greater power than the Party, which is their secular faith.  This largely explains their increasingly overt hostility toward, and persecution of, Christians.  This too is projection.  They see Christians as deadly threats, so believe Christians feel the same and will act on those feelings.  Thus has the FBI been surveilling Catholics who appreciate the Latin Mass, branding them "Radical Traditional Catholics."  Thus were innumerable Christians arrested for trying to attend church during Covid lockdowns.  Essential to understanding them is knowing many of them think themselves morally, intellectually, and politically superior to normal Americans.  They're the self-imagined elite.  They really do denigrate the denizens of "Flyover Country" — their term — that vast, cultural wasteland between the enlightened coasts where Deplorables live their pathetic, uninformed, meaningless little lives.

There Was a Time When Governments Tried to Make Their People Better.  The Biden regime seems hell-bent on celebrating and subsidizing the worst tendencies of human nature:  not only every conceivable manner of perversion, but resentment, envy, the privilege of protected classes rather than advancement on the basis of merit, and so much more.  It is not hard to suspect that Biden and his henchmen have some vested interest in encouraging Americans to become worse people, harder to get along with and more difficult to deal with.  What could more effectively justify an authoritarian crackdown than a population that is as obstreperous as it is immature?  One outcome of all this will be that Americans will become worse people than they used to be.  A government can't expect to celebrate mental illness, demanding that everyone take it as normal on pain of ostracism, deplatforming and worse, and exalt skin color and gender over competence and expect that Americans will continue in large numbers to value being rational, competent, and capable.

The Real Reason Trump is a Threat.  The 45th president of the United States, Donald John Trump, is a particular kind of president, out of all the previous presidents in modern history, and a specific kind of threat to established political organizations.  He is not a threat per se to voters, or to Americans, but rather to the current political party system.  But there is a fascinating reason why this is so, and I'd like to suggest that it stems from the most powerful element of America itself, including its founding:  individualism. [...] This is the precise antagonism to progressive Left ideology, because everything they stand for is based on group behavior, group consensus, group solidarity, and group thinking. [...] Take a look at the the Constitution:  it is signed by individuals, in individual signatures representing individual commitment.  So is the Declaration, and so is the Federalist.  Yes, these signers also had roles in business enterprise, or may have held official office, but institutionalism then was mostly a formality; it carried no ubiquitous institutional power.  They acted first and foremost as individuals.

Liberals destroy society.  I see in the papers that Kanye West went off his meds.  TMZ reported, "Kanye West is apparently in the grips of a serious mental health episode.  That's the only conclusion to draw from his furious rant, attacking his ex-business partners, Donald Trump and, of course, Jewish people."  Hates Trump.  Hates Jews.  Blames others for his problems.  His beliefs are so mainstream Democrat that he could be president of Harvard.  Given his propensity for marrying women with large doctor-inflated chests, maybe he also believes that children should be allowed to get plastic surgery.  Maybe he believes boys can turn into girls (and girls into boys) using magic elixirs and surgery, a medical alchemy that for doctors and hospitals turns children who cannot cope with puberty into gold.  West's politics once were called liberalism but the word liberal became so toxic that its adherents adopted the name progressive. [...] The blowback has begun.  People are walking away from this nonsense.

Latino Democrats Tout Migrants as Their Constituents.  Democratic Latino politicians are demanding President Joe Biden protect the interests of foreign migrants, regardless of the huge civic and pocketbook damage to unhyphenated Americans, Latino-Americans, and legal immigrants. "We are here to protect immigration as it is," Rep. Nanette Barragan (D-CA), told an audience of legislators, activists, and media at a December 13 rally beside the Capitol.  The rally called on President Joe Biden to deny any significant concessions to GOP negotiators in the debate over his demand for $14 billion in emergency funds to accelerate and hide his migration flood, and funds for wartime aid for Israel and Ukraine.

Poll: About 20% of Democrats Want Donald Trump Executed, Exiled, Jailed for Life.  Some Democrats wish the worst for former President Donald Trump, even though his presidency successfully created prosperity for the nation's citizens.  Before the Chinese coronavirus came to the U.S., the Trump administration built the world's most prosperous economy, according to White House archives:
  •   America gained 7 million new jobs — more than three times government experts' projections.
  •   Incomes rose in every single metro area in the United States for the first time in nearly three decades.
  •   Unemployment for women hit its lowest rate in nearly 70 years.
  •   The DOW closed above 20,000 for the first time in 2017 and topped 30,000 in 2020.
  •   Jobless claims hit a nearly 50-year low.
  •   Lifted nearly seven million people off of food stamps.
Despite the accomplishments, many Democrats hold Trump in contempt.

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Regardless of Donald Trump's many accomplishments, one fifth of the baby-killing socialist democrats want to see something bad happen to him, far beyond merely losing the next election.  This is proof that [#1] not everyone should vote, [#2] too many people believe everything the talking heads on TV tell them, and [#3] civil war is not far away.  If they hate Donald Trump that much, they probably hate his supporters, too, and they won't listen to facts.  This country is beyond repair.

Tyrannical trannies fall out of fashion.  An entertainer named Dylan Mulvaney decided a couple of years ago that he would be more entertaining if he "identified" as a woman. [...] This rehashed drag show made Mully many millions. [...] But it did less well in selling beer.  Bud Light sales are down by billions, as is their stock price.  Beer-ologists think the damage to the brand is permanent. [...] Conventional "wisdom" is that this incident will be taught as a marketing malpractice case study in business schools, the point of the study being "don't offend your customers."

Biden Administration Considers Breaching WA's Snake River Dams to Save "Imperiled Salmon Species".  I recently theorized that the EPA is doubling down on the destruction of this country, as Biden's poll numbers are collapsing and woke bureaucrats seek to use what power that they have in the time still remaining to them.  The same is true for the rest of the administration, as evidenced by the fact that a leaked document shows an agreement for the federal government to spend $1 billion replacing four functional hydroelectric dams along Washington's Snake River with green energy alternatives.  ["]The U.S. government is willing to help build enough new clean energy projects in the Pacific Northwest to replace the hydropower generated by four controversial dams on the Snake River, according to a leaked Biden administration document that is giving hope to conservationists who have long sought the removal of the dams as a key to restoring depleted salmon runs.["]

The Editor says...
When your lights go off and stay off, and your phone quits, and the gas station can't pump, you won't care about any stinking salmon.

Blacklisting is no longer enough, now the goal is justifying mass murder.  It seems the rising effort of many — mostly on the left but not entirely — to blackball and censor their opponents in the past decade is no longer satisfied with these ugly goals.  Now it seems the goal is to justify mass murder and the rape and torture of women and children.  We can see this by what happened during a city council event in Oakland, California yesterday.  When one Jewish council member, Dan Kalb, attempted to add language condemning Hamas to a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, he was greated by boos and an unrelenting stream of locals not only opposing his amendment but denying that the mass murder by Hamas had even occurred, that it was instead committed by Israeli troops, and that anyone who dared disagree with them was a "white supremacist."  The video below provides a quick selection of this hate and ignorance:  [Video clip]

More Media Malpractice.  One of the major reasons why Americans are divided and hostile toward each other is that we live in alternate universes.  Not literally, but functionally.  We have all seen the polls that show Americans have been losing trust in the MSM for a long time.  Only 36% of Americans say they have a "great deal" or "fair amount" of trust in the MSM, but this fact hides an important distinction: the majority of Democrats trust the MSM, while Republicans have given up on getting anything remotely close to the truth from the MSM.  Republicans have earned their distrust not just because they are often lied about and can't help but notice this fact, but also because they are literally unable to avoid getting the majority of their news from MSM news sources, while consciously exposing themselves to alternative points of view.  Democrats rarely do.  They automatically distrust alternative or conservative media and tend to trust without question what they hear from the MSM. This is not because they are universally stupid or uninterested in the news, but because they are inclined to trust the "misinformation" narrative.

The American Dream Isn't Dead, But Democrats Are Trying To Kill It.  The American Dream is a shot at success, success of any level.  There's a reason almost all innovation and invention comes from the United States, and it's not dumb luck or coincidence.  Sadly, however, much of that reality is lost on Americans, and the leaders in innovation and invention are immigrants (of the legal variety) who come here with a better understanding of what the American Dream is compared to natural-born citizens.  Much of the outside world sees the US as the land of opportunity it is, while people growing up here see it through the lens of the left-wing educational complex, which tells everyone the country is a bastion of oppression and [decay].  Our culture is rotten.  White kids are taught they've got all the advantages because of their skin color, and they're monsters because of it.  That their parents were just this side of slave owners, and everything in life was the result of "white privilege," not hard work.  Hate yourself; either join the progressive fight, or you're the enemy.

Joe Biden Snubs 'Almighty God' in Thanksgiving Proclamation.  President Joe Biden omitted any reference to Almighty God or Divine Providence Thursday in his annual proclamation of the quintessentially American feast of Thanksgiving.  In his own 1863 presidential proclamation instituting Thanksgiving as a national holiday, Abraham Lincoln urged his fellow Americans to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November "as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens."  Even in the midst of the civil war, Lincoln recalled the many blessings and bounties bestowed on the nation, attributing them all to the Almighty.

Stating that which was already obvious...
Disney Report Warns Investors Social Goals Take Priority over Profits.  The Disney Grooming Syndicate's annual SEC report tried to bury its foundational problems in the word salad of all word salads.  Thankfully, That Park Place saw right through it.  The key takeaway from the report is that Disney, as required by law in these filings, is warning investors that its social goals are more important than profits.  "There is in such things a statement of the various 'Risk factors' the company may encounter," explains That Park Place, "all in the obligatory legal way to avoid people later saying 'You never warned us about this!!'"

Has the Left Finally Blown It?  This November marks the date when the mask was torn off to reveal the true face of the Left.  The fact that they tore it off themselves makes it even better.  This revelation of course involves Israel, the Gaza War, and the leftist anti-Semitism that has festered unacknowledged for generations.  The poster girl for all this is Susan Sarandon. [...] Sarandon's trademark schtick has been one she inherited from Jane Fonda, the "socially conscious" left-wing Hollywood harridan.  Last week it turned around to bite her.  Addressing a pro-Hamas rally while dressed like a bag lady, Sarandon made an obtuse, imbecilic, and unforgiveable remark concerning Jews and Muslims that doesn't really bear repeating.  The industry reacted swiftly.  Within hours Sarandon was dumped by the United Talent Agency.  This is a first.  You can look as long as you like to find another leftie rabble-rouser discarded by Hollywood and you will not succeed.  Let this be the first of many.

Biden Officially Attempts to Remove God from Thanksgiving with 2023 Proclamation.  Since the first Thanksgiving on Plymouth Rock and its subsequent establishment as a day of thanks on Oct. 3, 1789, the recipient of that thanks on behalf of the United States of America has always been God.  But in keeping with the destruction of everything good and virtuous in this nation, this year, God has been removed as the recipient of thanks on Thanksgiving.  On Wednesday, President Biden released his Thanksgiving proclamation for 2023.  For the first time in American history, the proclamation completely omitted any reference to God or faith.  [Tweet]

DHS Chief Mayorkas Warns Agents Not to Misgender Border Crossers, but Ask Their Preferred Pronouns.  President Joe Biden's border chief is now ordering border guards not to presume the correct sex and corresponding pronouns for illegal migrants.  "We just obtained [Customs and Border Patrol agency] documents directing personnel to only use woke language when encountering individuals invading the United States," a tweet from the Oversight Project at the Heritage Foundation reads.  The order from border chief Alejandro Mayorkas directs border guards to ignore the biological distinction between the two complementary sexes.  Instead, officers must submit to the political claim that each person's "gender" is more important than their biological sex and so must allow people to sneak across the male/female border under the disguise of "transgender" pronouns.

Why Governments Have Replaced God with Global Warming.  [Scroll down]  You might have noticed, for instance, that the U.S. government has spent the last seventy years building nuclear silos in "flyover country" while fortifying a small number of secret bunkers for high-ranking apparatchiks and their friends.  Any attack on our intercontinental ballistic missile chambers would require so many devastating enemy strikes for "success" that the middle part of the country would be utterly annihilated.  Thus, it is the official policy of the federal government to sacrifice the vast American middle in a barrage of mushroom clouds, so that a tiny slither of coastal elites might live to worry about carbon emissions and internal combustion engines.  What sane person would agree to that arrangement?  Easy answer: none.  The government must therefore spend all its time and resources convincing otherwise rational individuals to voluntarily embrace absolutely irrational things.

Where is the loyalty of some of our congressmen?  Voters can easily know if a candidate is born outside the U.S., but it is not so easily known if he holds dual citizenship.  There is no requirement for members of Congress to publicly disclose that, but with several of them pursuing polices against U.S. interests, their allegiance to our republic needs frequent reaffirmation.  Ilhan Omar (D-Minn., 5th District) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash., 7th District) were both born outside the U.S.  Given their anti-American antics, this question naturally arises:  is dual citizenship clouding their judgement about what's best for America?

Oregonians are Sick Of Drug Decriminalization 3 Years Later.  [Video clip only.]

If You Oppose Tyranny, You're on the FBI's AGAAVE List.  Isn't it amazing that so many hippy-dippy teenagers who "fought the man" during the '60s and '70s grew up to be more authoritarian than anything they experienced in their youth?  Isn't it surreal that so many of them produced children who embrace authoritarianism as a quasi-religion?  Just what kind of counter-culture creates generations of government bureaucrats who instinctively demand that Americans do exactly as they're told?  The same people who once fought to have their voices heard now insist on silencing all dissent.  The same people who used to see mainstream culture as antithetical to authentic art now demand that only one "politically correct narrative" ever be expressed.

The Power of Love.  According to the left, which now controls most public schooling along with media, corporate culture, and politics in America, there is no difference between men and women.  Those very words, "men" and "women," must be eliminated and replaced by something like "person" or "womyn."  According to those on the left, men and women are interchangeable entities, equal and even identical in every respect.  Any biological differences that do remain can be removed by denying again and again that they exist to the point that no one dare point out that women are biologically and psychologically intended to nurture children or that men are better suited for some physically demanding and dangerous occupations.  The inconvenient truth that most men are physically stronger than most women is suppressed so that the "rights" of transgender athletes — many of them male but simply professing to be female — can be supported.

Owners of Miss Universe file for bankruptcy following diversity drive that allowed trans women to compete.  The Thai owner of the Miss Universe pageant has filed for bankruptcy a year after buying the pageant and pushing to make it more inclusive.  JKN Global Group purchased Miss Universe, which was co-owned by Donald Trump from 1996 to 2015, for $20 million (£16.4 million) in 2022.  Under the group's ownership, the pageant has permitted mothers and married women to participate in the contest for the first time from this year, as well as transgender women.  Funding for JKN's purchase was raised through bonds, but the Bangkok-listed firm has since loaded up on debt and on September 1 missed a repayment deadline of around $12 million.

Bill Gates Explains Why He Can Own 4 Private Jets While You Will Be Confined To '15 Minute Cities'.  Bill Gates has the right to fly around the world on his fleet of four private jets while normal people are forced to live in 15 minute cities without freedom of travel, according to Gates himself, who told the BBC he is exempt from normal rules.  Gates claimed that because he continues to "spend billions of dollars" on climate change activism, his carbon footprint isn't an issue. [...] Earlier this year, Gates flew around Australia on board his $70 million dollar luxury private jet lecturing people about climate change and ordering them to stop flying on planes.  Gates, who has declared that the energy crisis is a good thing, owns no fewer than FOUR private jets at a combined cost of $194 million dollars.  A study carried out by Linnaeus University economics professor Stefan Gössling found that Gates flew more than 213,000 miles on 59 private jet flights in 2017 alone.

Revolt Brewing in White House Over U.S. Policy Toward Israel.  It's no secret that many younger members of the Biden administration are not happy with the president's policy of demonstrating strong support for Israel.  Dozens of State Department members signed a "dissent cable" taking issue with the president's decided tilt in favor of the Israelis.  Now, there's a growing revolt in the White House as many junior aides are griping about the pro-Israel bias of the president.  "It has created great moral anxiety," said one senior administration official.  "But no one can say it because we all work at the pleasure of the president and he's all in."

Democraticide.  Democrats are losing the Gaza War because of four women:  Larry Omar, Moe Tlaib, Curly AOC and Shemp Pressley.  They are the biggest anti-Semite recruiters in the Democrat Party since Nathan Bedford Forrest formed the KKK.  It would be childish and demeaning to call them the Squaws, so I will follow the crowd for once and call them the Squad.  They rolled into Congress after the 2018 election and played identity politics to the hilt.  One was black, one was Hispanic, one was Palestinian and one was married to her brother.  The New York Times celebrated this as the future of the Democrat Party.  So did I, man.  So did I.  On August 8, 2019, NYT ran a piece by Barbara Ransby under the title, "The Squad Is the Future of Politics.  You can credit social movements for that."  Oh I do credit the social movements for that.  Yes indeed, I do.

One In Five Democrats Side With Hamas:  I&I/TIPP Poll.  When it comes to the Israel-Hamas war, Americans have made a clear choice: a significant majority support Israel, not Hamas, while an even larger majority now call antisemitism a "serious" problem, the latest I&I/TIPP Poll reveals.  But a shockingly high 20% of Democrats say they support Hamas in the current conflict, despite reports of blood-curdling barbarism committed against innocent Israeli men, women, and children.  Just over half of Democrats say they support Israel.  Amid the backdrop of the Oct. 7 attacks against Israel by the terrorist group Hamas, I&I/TIPP asked Americans this question: "Generally speaking, in the Israel-Hamas conflict, do you side more with Israel or Hamas?"  The national online poll of 1,400 adults was taken from Nov. 1-3, with a margin-of-error of +/-2.7 percentage points.

Was October 7 an Earthquake for the Democrats?  Now [the average] Joe is starting to see that that Democrats aren't really the party of social justice or tolerance.  They are the party of anti-Semites and terrorist sympathizers.  Leaders in his party are quite happy to excuse the beheading of babies and the gang rape of women for the right cause.  As Joe clears the sleep from his eyes, he is seeing that members of his party will gladly accept evil as "a means to an end."  Would his party endorse true evil to achieve other ends as well?  At the next Democrat political event, will a now wide-awake Joe notice
  •   The pink-haired woman who had an abortion at eight months and 29 days — and is proudly celebrating it with her t-shirt?
  •   The person who looted his local department store — in the name of social justice?
  •   The Antifa thug who assaulted an elderly man on his block — to protest fascism?
  •   The drag queen who grooms children at the local library — in the name of tolerance?
  •   The socialist that wants to take away our God-given freedoms — to change the weather?

Democrats and racists.  The Democrat party is comprised of racists.  It is anti-Semitic, anti-white, and anti-Christian.  In recent weeks, they have revealed that they will not stand up for Israel and her Jewish population.  Democrats consistently vote against anything that could even remotely be considered anti-Hamas.  They won't even censure members who openly stand with known terrorist organizations.  Need it be noted that Hamas is a terrorist organization that has openly sworn not only to destroy Israel and every Jew they can get their blood-stained hands on, they have also sworn to destroy America, Christians and all "infidels," meaning non-Muslims?  There are enemies in the very guts of American life, like tapeworms devouring any source of national nourishment.

The Hamas Wing of the Democrat Party Now Numbers 45.  It's quite an eye-opener.  A vote was taken in the House on Thursday to sanction Hamas terrorists and their supporters.  45 Democrats said no to that resolution.  Name 'em and shame 'em.  I call them the Hamas Caucus.  [Tweet]  The resolution is for new sanctions on Hamas' international backers and a policy of opposing Iran's nuclear program 'by any means necessary.'  The Squad and its fellow travelers voted against that.

Consequences of American Communism.  My position is quite clear:  this nation is done for. [...] It should be obvious that nearly two-thirds of this nation cannot stand to live with the other third.  There is no compromise on pedophilia, illegal immigration, corruption, spending the people into poverty, controlling the use of gas stoves and etc., but bigger issues are on the horizon and the federal government will not be able to deal with them.  The federal government has become a form of mafia that doesn't put one moment's energy into what the people or the nation want or need.  They see profit for themselves and make laws to satisfy those who will pay them off.  That's a nation with an expiration date and that date is rapidly approaching.

When History is Rewritten, Look Out.  We operate under a changed military doctrine, which finds us fighting today's war with yesterday's tactics.  Today's war is for truth itself, and we are losing badly.  Crowds of people fight from the opposite sides of our streets.  They battle us in our houses of worship, our universities, and even in the halls of Congress.  Events worldwide can be tied to just a few central players trying to orchestrate the end of Western civilization.  Scenes from all over reveal those seeking an end to the modern world as we know it.  Are you appalled when tens of thousands here and hundreds of thousands worldwide effectively call for Israel to surrender?  Some are actually calling for the Jews' annihilation right here in America, in our schools and other institutions.  It resembles 1939 Germany.

Pro-Palestinian left splits Dems on Israel attack; resolution on Hamas clears without unanimous vote.  Congressional Democrats are trying to distance themselves from the party's far-left House members who have taken an aggressive pro-Palestinian stance, highlighting the growing divide in the party over the Middle East conflict.  More than a dozen House lawmakers, all but one of whom are Democrats, opposed a resolution condemning Hamas' deadly terrorist attack on Israel and reaffirming U.S. support for the Jewish nation.  That group included members of the "Squad," some of whom have weathered intense criticism for anti-Israel sentiments.  "The collection of members that voted against the resolution are typically not supportive of anything related to Israel," said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz, a Florida Democrat who is Jewish.  "It's one thing to oppose Israel or any nation based on policy, but everyone should be against slaughter."

Biden's White House Will Not Revoke Visas of Pro-Hamas Foreign Students.  President Joe Biden's White House has no plans to revoke the visas of those foreign students engaging in demonstrations across United States college campuses in defense of the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas and its attacks on Israel.  After a number of Republicans urged Biden's State Department to revoke the visas of pro-Hamas foreign students who hold F-1 visas, National Security Council (NSC) spokesman John Kirby said the administration will not do so.

House Passes Resolution Condemning Hamas For 'Unprovoked War On Israel'.  The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution in support of Israel on Wednesday following terrorist attacks on the country by Hamas that began on Oct. 7.  House Resolution 771, titled "Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists," condemns Hamas for beginning an "unprovoked war on Israel" and accuses them of "slaughtering Israelis and abducting hostages in towns in southern Israel, including children and the elderly."  After the House elected Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana's 4th District as its speaker following a three-week deadlock over the position, the resolution was quickly brought to the floor under a motion to suspend the rules, which required a two-thirds majority to approve. [...] Those who opposed the resolution included Democratic Reps.  Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Cori Bush of Missouri and Jamaal Bowman of New York — some of whom have been criticized by Democrats for their apparent support for Gaza and criticism of Israel's response to the attacks.  One Republican, Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, voted against the resolution.

The Inevitable Fracturing of the Democrat Party.  The Democrat Party is not a homogenous entity, but an amalgamation of various left-wing factions now overwhelmingly dominated by its smallest and most radical element, the avowed anti-Semitic and racist American Marxists.  However, the largest group and underpinning of the Party are the credulous, patronizing, and narcissistic liberals who, in their naiveté, willfully allied themselves with any group virulently opposed to conservatives and Republicans.  While living in their cocoons among the likeminded, they chose to ignore the Marxist's inexorable infiltration of the Democrat Party as well as their declared intention to transform America into a socialist "paradise" which will devour these same liberal elites.  With so many on the Left celebrating the premediated slaughter of women, children, and the elderly in Israel, many of these gullible fools have been shocked at the vast number of young people that have been indoctrinated and the depth of anti-Semitism that has its home in the Democrat Party.

The Day the Delusions Died.  We disagree about politics, [Thomas] Sowell argues, because we disagree about human nature.  We see the world through one of two competing visions, each of which tells a radically different story about human nature.  Those with "unconstrained vision" think that humans are malleable and can be perfected.  They believe that social ills and evils can be overcome through collective action that encourages humans to behave better.  To subscribers of this view, poverty, crime, inequality, and war are not inevitable.  Rather, they are puzzles that can be solved.  We need only to say the right things, enact the right policies, and spend enough money, and we will suffer these social ills no more.  This worldview is the foundation of the progressive mindset.  By contrast, those who see the world through a "constrained vision" lens believe that human nature is a universal constant.  No amount of social engineering can change the sober reality of human self-interest, or the fact that human empathy and social resources are necessarily scarce.  People who see things this way believe that most political and social problems will never be "solved"; they can only be managed.  This approach is the bedrock of the conservative worldview.

Stop Being Shocked — Once and for All.  [Scroll down]  The more we listened to freshly minted universal experts, the more we were struck by the increasing lunacy of their pronouncements on every topic under the sun, always backed by "studies" and "science" — where COVID-19 came from, how many genders there are, which skin tones and personal experiences qualify a person for protection status and which do not, whether it was OK for a Syrian dictator to bomb and gas 500,000 of his people, whether the U.S. should ally itself with a Holocaust-denying medieval theocracy, whether the president of the United States was secretly a Russian agent, whether large American cities should let drug addicts and violent schizophrenics get high on the streets and steal stuff — and more.  Indeed, over time, we were struck by how little the ideas themselves seemed to matter; what so many people seemed most attached to was power.

US Palestinians, Muslims fear a return to post-9/11 Islamophobia.  As the Israel-Hamas War rages and the crisis in Gaza deepens, Taher Herzallah said he has exchanged frantic messages on social media with his family members who are trapped in Gaza.  Their description of the situation is grim.  He said they've told him they have no food, electricity, water or fuel.  "When I spoke to them ... they were basically saying, 'We think this is it, we will not survive this one,'" he said.  "You can only imagine what that feels like for Palestinian Americans who are getting these stories from their families right now."  Herzallah said his concerns for his family thousands of miles away have also been compounded by a growing fear for the safety of his wife and children here in the US, as reports of attacks against people perceived to be Muslim or Palestinian surface across the country.

Nearly half of Biden voters want government to regulate speech.  According to recent polling by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, nearly half of President Joe Biden's supporters believe the government should clamp down on objectionable speech.  That's right, among individuals intending to vote for Biden in 2024, 47% think "the government should regulate or restrict the expression of views considered discriminatory or offensive."  Considered "discriminatory or offensive" by whom, exactly?  Sadly, the results weren't a whole lot different for supporters of Donald Trump, 35% of whom purport to believe the government should exercise this control.

Pro-Israel Dem's Foundation Gave $1 Million to Group With Palestinian Terror Links.  Pro-Israel Democratic representative Daniel Goldman's (N.Y.) charitable foundation gave over $1 million to a group that bankrolled a progressive organization linked to Palestinian terrorism.  The Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation, a family foundation where Goldman served on the board until at least last year, has donated $1.2 million to the New Venture Fund (NVF), a major left-leaning, dark-money group, according to Fox News.  The NVF donated $38,000 to the Alliance for Global Justice for "environmental programs" in 2021 and $210,000 in 2020, according to the Washington Examiner.  The alliance was recently dropped from Paypal, Stripe, and other fundraising platforms due to its sponsorship of the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, an Israel-designated terrorist group.

Left-Wing Jewish Leaders Shocked To Discover Their Liberal Friends Support Hamas.  Jewish liberals said they feel betrayed by many of their friends on the left who have come out in support of antisemitic ideas since the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas, The New York Times reported.  Rabbis, Jewish political leaders and Jewish voters said they felt abandoned by the political party they once aligned with, and called the sudden turn a "betrayal" and "beyond shocking," according to the NYT. While some Jewish members of groups like Jewish Voices For Peace and IfNotNow said that they wanted Israel to announce a ceasefire, they were horrified by the number of political "allies" who called for Israel's complete destruction or who claimed that the nation deserved the Hamas terrorist attacks.

Colin Allred's Bizarre Capitol Police Threat Towards Reporter.  RedState reported Wednesday on the bizarre exchange between a reporter and Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) as they walked down a hall in the Cannon House Building where Allred actually threatened to call the Capitol Police on the citizen journalist because he was questioning the taxpayer-paid Congressman on taxpayer-funded federal property. [...] Allred is in his second term as a Congressman and should understand at this point that you need to be able to explain and defend your record when asked to do so.  The repeated failure of a politician to respond to such questions is an indication that they're either not proud of it and/or want to keep voters in the dark.  Taking the additional step of calling on the police to try and get rid of them is an indication they don't think they are answerable to the people.  That is not a good look [...]

The Cult of Personality Will Destroy This Country.  We like to blame what Elon Musk calls the 'Woke Mind Virus' for most of our ills, and surely 'defund the police,' 'open the borders,' 'make it legal to poop on sidewalks,' 'decriminalize crime,' and other loony woke ideas are causing great harm, but understand that the 'woke' represent a very small percentage of the public.  The woke like to pretend that the word 'woke' is something the political right highjacked, but that has no real meaning.  Let me define the term.  Woke is the ability to see oppression where it does not exist.  The woke then wish to eliminate oppression, even where there is none, leading to all kinds of horrendous policies.  Ask yourself how it is that policies supported by a small fraction of the public — not even supported by the majority of the party pushing them — are rapidly becoming the laws of the land.

Two birds with one stone!
Cher says Trump's reelection would drive her out of US.  Cher is vowing to exit the United States if former President Trump wins the 2024 presidential election.  "I almost got an ulcer the last time," the "Believe" singer said of Trump's time in the White House, during an interview with The Guardian published Wednesday.  "If he gets in, who knows?" Cher said.  "This time I will leave [the country,]" the Grammy Award winner declared.

The Editor says...
[#1] As Regis Philbin used to say, "Who kez?"  [#2] Trump has already served four years as president.  Why hasn't she left already?  [#3] Where would she go?  What country is so much better, in her eyes?

Transgender art school professor calls Israelis 'pigs' and 'savages' in social media post.  A transgender associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago posted on social media that Israelis are "pigs" and "savages," prompting alarm and anger from observers.  On Instagram, Professor Mika Tosca wrote: "Israelis are pigs.  Savages.  Very very bad people.  Irredeemable excrement. ... May they all rot in hell."  Tosca's post also argued Israel is engaging in "propaganda" and is responsible for "crimes against humanity" recently and in decades past.  The post was made in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks against Israel by Hamas that killed more than 1,100 civilians, including women and children.

Atlanta cancer doctor put on leave after post celebrating Hamas' 'glory'.  An Atlanta cancer doctor has been put on leave after sharing a pro-Hamas Facebook post, where she celebrated the "glory" of the terrorist group and wished for "no peace on stolen land."  Dr. Abeer N. AbouYabis, who works for Emory Winship Cancer Institute, took to Facebook this week to wish "glory to all resistance fighters" on her account, which has now been made private.  "I needed to say it LOUD," she wrote in the poetic-style post. [...] She has since been placed on leave from her prestigious position, the institute confirmed to the New York Post.

NYC doctor fired over pro-Hamas post cheering Israelis getting a 'taste of their own medicine'.  A New York City emergency room doctor has been fired for controversial posts online that applauded Hamas' massacre at a music festival in southern Israel, saying the attacks gave Israelis "a taste of their own medicine."  Dr. Dana Diab — an emergency room physician with Lenox Hill Hospital and Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center, according to NYC Health + Hospitals — shared a video of the heinous Oct. 7 attack on her Instagram Stories.  "Zionist settlers getting a taste of their own medicine," she wrote, according to a screenshot shared by Stop Antisemitism on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday.  A second snap showed Diab's Instagram profile, which has since gone private — where the physician boasted over 600 followers and had a Palestinian flag emoji in the bio section.

Boston City Councilwoman Backs Hamas Terrorism.  Democrats, it is time to clean house.  Or, I should qualify that:  it is long past the time you should have cleaned house.  But rather than kick out the extremists, you Democrats have pretended that they are simply excitable social justice zealots who are a bit hyperbolic, but otherwise perfectly normal political allies. [...] The Democrats' current problem isn't a few people who are off the reservation; there is a wing of the Democrat Party that actively embraces terrorism and justifies the current wave of terror in Israel and even violence against "colonizers" in the United States.  My guess is that about 20% or more of Democrats — mostly the younger generation — are perfectly fine with political violence.  [Tweet]

Rashida Tlaib Reportedly Ignores Reporters Asking Her About Falsely Blaming Israel for Gaza Hospital Blast.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) reportedly ignored journalists on Capitol Hill Wednesday pressing the congresswoman about her now-debunked statement blaming Israel for the deadly blast at a Gaza hospital that killed hundreds of Palestinians.  Initial reports, derived from the Hamas terrorist group and media organizations operating within its jurisdiction, claimed the strike on Gaza City's al-Ahli Baptist Hospital was carried out by Israel.  As the reports spread across the web, Tlaib rushed to social media to condemn Israel.

The Nobel Foundation Should Ask Paul Krugman For Its Award Back.  'The war on inflation is over," wrote Paul (Nobel Prize-Winning-Economist) Krugman last week in a post on X.  "We won, at very little cost."  The only thing missing was a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner.  But like the unfinished Iraq war that George W. Bush bragged about from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, the inflation battle is far from over.  Krugman's reputation as an economist, on the other hand, should be put in a body bag and shipped to Sweden, along with his Nobel Prize money.  Krugman was mocked for his claim about inflation, and for good reason.  To show how we'd allegedly won the war, he had to strip out food, energy, shelter, and used cars.  In other words — most of the stuff that people spend money on day to day.

Where There is No Respect for Life, Evil Flourishes.  The loss of respect for life has also begun to dramatically infiltrate the American ruling elites and the overall society as over the past two decades the following, previously unthinkable, changes have occurred within the United States:
  •   Unfettered abortion up to the point of birth and post-birth infanticide has become a policy position of the Democrat Party.
  •   Euthanasia is openly discussed and supported by an ever-growing (73%) segment of the population.
  •   Sexually confused teens are being coerced into mutilation and permanent disfigurement in order to appease the gods of transgenderism, accompanied by an unabashed campaign to legalize pedophilia.
  •   A significant plurality of Americans is demanding the censorship, imprisonment, and persecution of their political adversaries while they, and recent Islamic immigrants, are openly supporting and justifying the slaughter of Jews by Hamas.
  •   Tribalism has been mainstreamed and with it the belief that certain ethnicities or races are inferior to others and also responsible for society's ills, therefore, they are deserving of disrespect, abuse and discrimination.
The path the United States is presently traveling will inevitably lead to the darkening shadow of unfettered evil descending upon the land leading to national self-destruction.

The Problem Of Totalitarians Using Our Freedoms Against Us.  Like most Americans, I was shocked by the vicious inhumanity that the coward terrorist group Hamas carried out in Israel last weekend.  Unfortunately, organized evil is neither unique nor surprising.  The Nazis were equally evil across Europe, as were the Japanese at Nanking, Stalin with Ukraine, and Mao with his own people.  Sadly, evil happens, devils exist, although, thankfully, they are rarely celebrated.  But "rarely" doesn't mean never, and the most shocking thing last week wasn't the evil Hamas perpetrated but, rather, the extraordinary support it has received.  Not only is Hamas's evil finding exuberant support in places like Iran and Qatar where you might expect it, but there were tens of thousands of Muslims — and their liberal comrades — in places like New York, Detroit, and Washington out en masse vocally demonstrating their support for these monsters.  And it wasn't just on the streets, in places like Harvard and Yale and NYU, you had students and professors and organizations blaming Israel for Hamas's inhumanity.

Disney Hiking Prices on Theme Parks as Much as 21 Percent as Attendance Falters.  As if visiting a Disney theme park wasn't already outrageously expensive, the Walt Disney Company is once again hiking the price of admission to Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim, with certain passes skyrocketing by as much as 21 percent.  Disney is also jacking up the price of parking in Orlando from $25 to $30, or 20 percent.  The eye-popping increases, which take effect immediately, represent Disney's latest attempt to juice revenue amid faltering financials that have left the once invincible company in disarray.  Long a reliable cash cow, Disney parks are showing signs of serious vulnerability, with mounting reports of weak attendance as families dealing with the crushing effects off Bidenflation opt to stay home.

How Hard Is It to Condemn Atrocities?  After Hamas terrorists murdered 260-plus mostly young people enjoying a "peace" concert near the Gaza border and slaughtered families in their homes, normal people were utterly outraged and sympathetic to the Israeli victims.  Others — mostly university professors, progressive activists and "journalists," and even some members of Congress — couldn't bring themselves to condemn the violence.  Some even excused it. [...] Even if you have no sympathy for the Jewish victims, despise the Israeli government and its treatment of Palestinians, and have no problem with Hamas extremism, it's still wise to offer a statement acknowledging that murdering and kidnapping ordinary people is horrific.  Otherwise, you sound like a terrorism-supporting barbarian.  It's hard to, you know, complain about the very real suffering of ordinary residents of Gaza when you make clear that you have no real problem with civilian suffering as a general principle.

Leftists Want the Same Massacre to Happen Here.  Understand that our foreign and domestic enemies not only eagerly support the frenzy of rape and murder we saw in Israel but that they want it repeated here in America.  When they talk about "the consequences of colonialization" or complain that Israel has defended itself, they are normalizing mass atrocities by their purported allies against their actual enemies.  Their enemies in Israel are Jews — men, women, and children — and here, their enemies are normal Americans — again, men, women and children.  Denial simply empowers these monsters, and attempts by the goo-goos to appeal to our enemies' morality, or to point out facts and argue in good faith, will end in abject failure.  What matters to our enemies is that we suffer and die.  Nothing less will satisfy them.

Sen. Fetterman: "You all should need to know that America is not sending their best and brightest to Washington, D.C.".  Yes, he said this  [Tweet] [...] Dude literally has an iPad next to him to help him remember what to say!

Surprise: Consumers tired of companies preaching at them.  [Scroll down]  The list, sadly, is long and undistinguished of businesses that have chosen to lecture us instead of sell me the sharpest razor, the freshest cookie, the tastiest beer, or the funniest movie they can make — and all with pride that it's the BEST product they can produce.  If I have to be lectured to change my ways to suit a business's standards, I guess I'm not worthy enough to purchase such sacred goods, and that's where the calculus breaks down in their equation.

Even Now, Democrats Are Having a Hard Time Breaking Up With Their Terrorist Pals.  Yesterday, we focused on just a couple of Democrat ne'er-do-wells who have a deep and abiding affection for terrorists like the Hamas cowards who attacked Israel last weekend.  More than enough time has passed for all of the other Democrats in the country to separate themselves from and disavow the likes of the execrable Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, the two most prominent terrorist appeasers in Congress.  There has been some of that here and there, but not enough to convey a sincere break from the evildoers of the world.  As we've discussed a couple of times this week, the Democrats have been in denial about Islamic terrorists almost since the dust from the fallen twin towers settled after 9/11.  They're obviously having a difficult time reorienting themselves.

'The Squad' Idiots Should Be Sent to a Country They Actually Like.  As we have discussed here a few times, Democrats often struggle with identifying who the real bad guys are in a conflict.  Sure, they had a moment of clarity after 9/11, but that was all too fleeting.  They have spent most of the two-plus decades since running interference or being flat-out apologists for anyone with a suicide vest.  For the longest time, the Democrats at least managed to keep the most virulent anti-Semitic voices among them out of national office.  When Minnesota sent Keith Ellison to Congress in 2007, he would at least try to be coy about his true feelings.  Then Ellison was succeeded by Ilhan Omar, and all Squad hell broke loose.  The second month she was in office, Omar began letting her anti-Semitic, anti-Israel freak flag fly.  By the next month, Omar had stepped in it so much that then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi knew that she had to address it.  Granny Boxwine didn't have the fortitude to directly admonish Omar for some reason, and instead issued a general condemnation of anti-Semitism that felt as sincere as a drunken declaration of love during a wedding at the Elvis chapel in Vegas.

Bernie Sanders Accuses Israel of War Crimes, Goes Easy on Hamas.  Here we go again with the one-sided condemnations of Israel, which was viciously attacked by Hamas on Saturday.  The assault claimed the lives of hundreds of Israelis, many of whom were civilians deliberately targeted by the organization's operatives.  After striking back, Israel began facing criticism from the left for defending itself.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently issued a statement echoing the same claptrap coming from his contemporaries.  In his statement, Sanders criticized Hamas for its murderous rampage through the streets of Israel.  "The gunning down of young Israelis at a music festival is an image the world will not soon forget," he wrote.

Rashida Tlaib Has No Comment When Asked About Hamas Beheading Israeli Babies.  On Tuesday morning we learned that the bodies of 40 babies slaughtered by Hamas had been found in the southern Israeli town of Kfar Aza, some of them having been beheaded.  Throughout the day, mainstream journalists and Hamas sympathizers accused Israel of having made it up, and claimed it was propaganda.  However, the CBS News and CNN eventually reported on the horrific discovery, and President Biden referenced it in his address to the nation.  Fox News' Hilary Vaughn asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who was visibly emotionally distraught while talking about migrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S. border in 2019 and called it "traumatic" and "inhumane," about Hamas beheading babies and burning children alive, and she had nothing to say.  [Tweet]

Democrats support Palestinians over Israel, GOP overwhelmingly stands with US ally: 2023 poll.  More Democrats in the United States support Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank than Israel, the closest U.S. ally in the Middle East, according to a 2023 poll.  Democratic sympathies for Palestinians has increased over the last decade, and a Gallup poll published in March 2023 found their affinity toward the Palestinians finally eclipsed their support of Israel, 49% to 38%.  The attitudes from March reflected a continued decline in Israeli support, from 40% to 38% and an 11-point surge of support for Palestinian people, from 38% to 49%.

Everywhere, there's a growing public revolt against net zero.  The headlong rush to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, pursued for so long by democratic governments across the globe regardless of cost, has finally hit the buffers of voter resistance.  Mainstream politicians of the left, right and centre still mouth their consensual net zero platitudes but they are rowing back from the policies required to achieve it at some speed, not least here in Britain.  It has at last dawned on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak that a population already reeling from a vicious cost of living crisis does not need to be lumbered by the extra burden of the expensive and intrusive green agenda of a political elite which will not itself suffer any hardship from it.

Democrats' extremism, incivility, gaslighting precludes civil response.  Many people wonder why today, as opposed to even the recent past, the political parties can no longer be civil to — or even tolerate one another.  Well, the reason for that is that the Democrat party has become so extreme and moved so far left that it is no longer possible for a sane person to agree with them.  Today's Democrats bear little resemblance to those of the Truman or even Kennedy eras.  They are not just economic Marxists believing in equality of outcome, but cultural Marxists who wish to deny and/or destroy all that came before them, including the very concept of men and women.  Not content with even this, they boldly attempt to impose their ideas — and will — on everyone else.  They want equity of beliefs and values, as long as those beliefs and values are their own.  It is one thing to believe in somewhat bigger government and higher taxes, quite another to believe that baby-killing should be enshrined as the law of the land and that men can become women just by saying so.

What We're Up Against.  A corps of people like Twitter's former head of Trust and Safety Ella Irwin, so certain of their tolerance and love of freedom that they are able to convince the richest man in the world who staked his wealth on your job, that they'll carry forth his vision.  Then at the first chance they get, they slap down a conservative documentary.  It's not that they're necessarily hypocrites or liars.  They genuinely believe they are champions of free speech even as they suppress differing opinions.  The warp in their character is not just a staggering lack of basic self-awareness, but they assume their opinions equal truth, and any deviation is not just falsehood, but hatefulness.  And they're permitted to condemn what (and who) they deem hateful, which means you.

The Death of the Library.  As the Marxists ram their equity ideas into all institutions, libraries are a critical target.  Consequently, "progressives and leftists must put public libraries at the top of [their] organizing agendas."  To that end, they will offer resources to essentially transform libraries into indoctrination centers instead of places of learning.  The president of the American Library Association, Emily Drabinski, is a "self-described Marxist lesbian who openly posts 'in support of sexually exposing children, union-led political strife, socialist politicians, and libraries pushing explicit and far-left material on unwilling taxpayers.'  In one 2021 lecture ... she stated that 'queerness includes the subversion of those kinds of normal family types' meaning husbands, wives, and children."  In 2012, Fred Lucas wrote, "[L]ike many national organizations, the American Library Association has long been captured by the Left.  It postures as a champion of free speech rights, but in fact it twists the ideas of censorship and free speech to meet the ideological requirements of left-wing activism."

Radical Democrats' greatest fears are religion, truth, honesty, and integrity.  Our nation's first president, George Washington, predicted what could happen.  His fears described how an unprincipled group of men and women would take over a political party and subvert the Constitution.  Radical "activists" including communists, socialists, Marxists, progressives, LGBTQ++, and haters of religion and family, have adopted the Democrat party as their vehicle of choice.  They have coalesced with naive political leaders and the media.  They are now using this power to destroy America's culture.  Deviant thinking seeks to replace absolute truth with ever-changing concepts of identity, whims, and moods.  News organizations, social media, and politics have knowing or unknowingly spread their identity to create a godless culture.

Senate Forces Fetterman to Wear Big Boy Pants, Passing a Formal Dress Code.  Our seemingly long national nightmare is over:  Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) will no longer be able to dress like a homeless crackhead at work.  After Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made a unilateral decision to relax the unwritten dress code to accommodate Pennsylvania's most notorious outpatient, his colleagues decided to get it in writing. [...] Schumer is acting as if he's happy with how everything went, but this was a pretty swift and stinging rebuke to his solo overreach.  A good friend of mine who works in the Senate told me last weekend that, "Everyone hates this."  The youngest member of the United States Senate Convalescent Home, Fetterman has been playing the sympathy card in order to have the rules bent for him almost from the moment he was sworn in last January.  He's gotten away with it thus far because the Democrats are so desperate to hang onto their one-vote majority.  It's probably a safe bet that a lot of them were never OK with his antics, and now they're on record.

In Praise of the New Dress Code for Democrats.  With the abandonment of its longstanding requirement for coats and ties, a new, much lower standard of decorum has been set for the United States Senate, which we as conservatives (a/k/a normal, healthy people) naturally deplore.  This was done to accommodate the sloppy tendencies of Senator John Fetterman, who prefers to dress in hoodies, shorts, and tennis shoes.  No doubt Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer needs to keep every Democrat senator happy enough that they toe the Party line without protest.  However, as upsetting as the idea of this new, slovenly Senate may be, there is a subtle upside that becomes apparent if we stop to consider why it is that we normals expect our nation's leaders to be reasonably well-dressed as they perform their official duties.

Trudeau and the Canadian parliament gave a standing ovation to a Nazi.  No matter how you slice it, it's a shocking story:  The Parliament of Canada, from Trudeau on down, gave a standing ovation to a WWII-era Nazi who is a veteran of the Waffen-SS.  However, when you consider how the left operates and its constant situational ethics, the story begins to make sense. [...] But once again, leftist ethics are entirely situational.  They don't even acknowledge having to hold their nose when faced with the devil's bargain of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."  So, the party that once didn't care about the Nazis and then hated the Nazis now loves a Nazi and gives him a standing ovation.

More Than One-Third of Democrat Voters Think Americans Have 'Too Much Freedom'.  According to a recent RealClearPolitics poll, more than three out of 10 Democrat voters think the people of America enjoy "too much freedom."  Imagine that: a substantial percentage of the Democrat Party — AKA: the party of "tolerance" and "inclusion" — wants to deny free speech or censor the First Amendment rights of people who don't believe as they believe.

Fetterman's Slovenliness Represents Demise of Objective Social Standards.  The U.S. Senate, once known as the "world's greatest deliberative body," will now permit its members to grace its chamber floor wearing whatever clothes — no matter how casual or unprofessional — they happen to fancy on any given day.  Following Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's, D-N.Y., decision earlier this week to have the sergeant-at-arms cease enforcing the Senate's long-standing dress code, senators might be forgiven for trading in their traditional Brooks Brothers wares for that most chic of modern haberdashers:  the local homeless shelter.  There is one reason and one reason only for Schumer's distasteful change in policy:  The brain-damaged and cartoon-villain-resembling junior Democratic senator from Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, insists on it.  In addition to his imposing stature, lingering physical health issues stemming from a 2022 stroke, and mental health issues for which he admitted himself into a hospital earlier this year, the hoodie- and shorts-wearing Fetterman has become known in the nation's capital as perhaps the first U.S. senator to ever dress for the job like a bona fide slob.

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A civilized society expects certain public figures to present themselves in a manner that reflects the dignity of the positions they hold, whenever they make a public appearance.  Huntley and Brinkley come to mind, as well as Bob Barker and Tom Kennedy.  Our elected representatives at the state and national level should also be expected to set a high standard for personal appearance and conduct.  Until recently, this seemed to be universally understood and didn't have to be stated.  These days, the people who show up for jury duty have to be reminded to dress appropriately, and some of the millennials at church look like they're just stopping by on the way to the lake.

Zelensky and Trudeau Give Soldier Who Reportedly Fought for Nazi Germany a Standing Ovation.  The Canadian parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have been reported to have given a standing ovation to a reported former member of a Nazi military division.  Following addresses to the parliament in Ottowa on Friday from both Trudeau and Zelensky, the Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota prompted a standing ovation as he honoured a "veteran from the Second World War who fought for Ukrainian independence against the Russians and continues to support the troops today even at his age of 98."

Justin Trudeau and Ukraine President Zelenskyy Honor Nazi Veteran During Canadian Parliament Session.  Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old immigrant from Ukraine, was introduced by Anthony Rota, Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, as "a Ukrainian-Canadian war veteran from the Second World War who fought for Ukrainian independence against the Russians" and "a Ukrainian hero and a Canadian hero," ignoring the horrific fact that Hunka served in the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, a Nazi military unit whose crimes against humanity during the Holocaust are well-documented.

Is the Left Happy That They Got Their Wish?  The Left demanded official recognition of multiple genders, the green-lighting of biological males competing in women's sports, the mainstreaming of risqué drag queen shows often before audiences of minors, and the preemptive smearing of anyone who believed that sexuality is biologically determined rather than fluidly socially constructed.  And the result?  Corporate pile-ons and trendy transgendered advocacies have ruined Bud Light, once American's premier beer brand.  The once beloved but now woke and arrogant Disney Corporation is bleeding audiences, customers, and subscribers.  Due to its provocative arrogance, Disney managed to become all but despised by half the nation.  Ditto other woke major corporations from Target to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

They're Pushing Us Because They Assume We Won't Push Back.  We are transitioning into what might be called the Post-America period.  All the pillars of a free Republic are under attack.  Forces are surging from all sides, led by Progressives who sense they have us on the run. [...] Everything the Destroyers (Progressives, Liberals, or even simply the Left) do depends on you giving up.  They cannot actually take anything from you.  You must give it up willingly.  All the signs make them feel they can accomplish this monumental feat of brinksmanship without you fighting back.

They Want You Dead.  We live in a civil society where the Rule of Law was to be our universal bedrock guarantee even as it dissolves right before our eyes through government actions and inactions.  Thousands are dying in the streets through unrestrained violence and drug use.  In Chicago, they're even trying to schedule gang wars and shootouts at a specific time of day!  Politicians' mouths move, words come out, but their actions reflect their partisanship, not their citizenship.  Too few see the venom of the Left as revealing their real endgame.  President Trump wasn't responsible for any of this.  Trump was like a truth elixir that revealed what was always there for others to see.  The Left was/is working like subterranean termites eating away at our foundations.

Education Secretary says he doesn't 'respect' parents thinking 'they know what's right for kids'.  Education Secretary Miguel Cardona took a jab at certain parents who are standing up for their children's education by stating that he does not "respect" people who are "misbehaving in public and acting as if they know what's right for kids."  Speaking about what he views as attacks on education during an interview Friday with The Associated Press, Cardona said, "I've never seen it where it is now," and that we used to be able to "have healthy conversations around what's best for kids."  Parents are increasingly expressing concerns regarding their children's education and attending school board meetings to voice their opinions, but Cardona said he does not think highly of such people.

Sen. Fetterman Attends Meeting With Zelensky in a Shirt and Gym Shorts.  The Senate wardrobe controversy shows no signs of slowing as Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), continues traipsing around the Capitol building looking more like a hobo jumping trains across the country than a United States lawmaker.  In this episode of "Low Fashion in High Office," Fetterman was seen walking into a Senate closed-door meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looking as if he just left the bowling alley.  This comes days after the Senate eliminated its dress code to accommodate Fetterman, who suffers from clinical depression.  Of course, aides, employees, and other congressional peasants, some of whom might also be suffering from clinical depression, are still required to wear formal business attire.

Democrats Discover A New 'Threat To Democracy' — The U.S Constitution.  We've been cataloging how the left has taken to labeling every candidate it doesn't like and every policy it opposes a "threat to democracy."  But even we were surprised to see the U.S. Constitution itself added to the list of these threats.  MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell said over the weekend that: "The Constitution has some profoundly anti-democratic, which is to say anti-democracy components, like the Electoral College and the two senators per state, for example."  Mind you, this aired on Sept. 15, just two days before Constitution Day, which this year marked the 236th anniversary of its signing.  O'Donnell was talking to Jamelle Bouie, a New York Timers [sic] columnist, who after nodding his head in agreement with O'Donnell, added that "I think we've witnessed over the last couple years especially with the attempt to overturn the election, the ways that the constitution, its rules, can actually be used against what Americans think identify as a Democracy."

Fetterman is a slob, and Schumer is an embarrassment.  It's official:  Democrats make everything worse.  It was a sentiment long felt by many in the country, but after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) recent decision to nix the Senate's dress code and, in turn, obliterate the regard, respect, and dignity of the office, Schumer and the Democrats erased any doubt about ushering in societal rot and the nation's decline.  It's an embarrassment, and every Democratic politician should be ashamed.  And that includes Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), believed to be the impetus for Schumer's decision to eliminate the dress code.  But the prestige of the Senate shouldn't be lowered because Fetterman is a slob.  The people of Pennsylvania elected him, believing he could perform the duties necessary to be a senator.  His health problems aside, none of that excuses his inability to put on a suit and tie for a job he was elected to do.  Schumer and every other Democrat and left-winger are enabling Fetterman's laziness and slovenly behavior under the guise of compassion and understanding.

Mark Levin's The Democrat Party Hates America.  Once again, Mark Levin has done a great service to the Republic by writing a fully documented, highly pointed book on a topic of vital national interest.  Published today by the Threshold Editions imprint of Simon & Schuster, The Democrat Party Hates America is required reading for anyone who follows politics in America.  That most assuredly includes those who identify as Democrats, though most will shun the book because it is too much of a challenge to their sense of self-worth and virtue.  For the few who have the courage to read it, the book will be a revelation.  I make no secret that I was born into a family of active Democrats, and until reality intruded well into adulthood, I shared that political attachment.  I have since regarded it as a mistaken affiliation, but after reading this book I now have a sense a shame.  If it is widely enough read, and I predict that it will be a runaway best-seller, the book will change the way the public understands one of our two major political parties, forever tainting the Democrats for the racism, hypocrisy, lack of principle, and sheer ruthless pursuit of power at any cost that have permeated their party throughout its history.

Special needs US Senator allowed to dress like a slob.  The big tough pull-a-gun-on-a-black-jogger Senator from Pennsylvania is not as tough as you might think.  He's apparently threatened by suits and ties.  He's so delicate that Chuck Schumer had to change the rules of Senate decorum to accommodate the special needs guy. [...] The Senate is the world's greatest deliberative body.  It is worthy of respect as an institution, while at the same trime its members may not all be so worthy.  It's not unlike the military, in which the rank is saluted, not the person holding the rank.  There used to be rules [...] But Fetterman is too sensitive and fragile for such ominous sartorial intimidation as is even business casual, let alone a genuine suit and tie.  Fetterman's ever present handler is the giveaway that he is walking the tightrope of sanity and could fall off at any moment.

Chuck Schumer axes Senate dress code following criticism of Fetterman's hoodies: report.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has axed the dress code that requires legislators to wear professional attire on the Senate floor months after Sen. John Fetterman was slammed for wearing a hoodie.  Schumer (D-NY) quietly directed the Senate's sergeant at arms to stop enforcing the dress code that mandates male senators wear a jacket and tie and female senators a dress or other businesswear on the floor, Axios reported Sunday.  The change in policy comes after Fetterman (D-Pa.) was bashed by conservatives for wearing a hoodie, gym shorts and sneakers to the chamber.  Many called his casual fashion choices disrespectful.

Navy Puts The Kibosh On Digital Recruiting Program After Discovering Enlistees Aren't Into Drag Queens.  The U.S. Navy confirmed on Tuesday it has discontinued an online recruiting initiative featuring an enlisted drag queen that was aimed at bringing new sailors into the service.  In May, The Daily Caller revealed that the Navy brought on Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley — an active-duty drag queen who goes by the stage name Harpy Daniels and identifies as non-binary — to be a "Navy Digital Ambassador."  The Digital Ambassador Pilot Program, which ran from October 2022 to March 2023, was reportedly "designed to explore the digital environment to reach a wide range of potential candidates" for military recruitment.  In a letter sent to Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., on Tuesday, Erik Raven, the under secretary of the Navy, confirmed that the branch's Digital Ambassador Pilot Program "will not be continued."  "The Navy learned lessons from the pilot program that will inform our digital engagement and outreach going forward," Raven wrote.  "Our digital outreach efforts will maintain the important distinction between Sailors' official activities and their personal lives."

Boston's mayor declares 'heat emergency' for high-80s summer day.  The reputation of "politician" precedes any civil servant, so right off the bat, I hold a less-than-flattering bias against those entering government (to put it mildly); it's a "guilty until proven innocent" prejudice, but I will say, it's evenly applied.  Then last week, Michelle Wu, Boston's hardcore leftist mayor, opened her big mouth and showed (again) just how right on the money one can be when you operate under the assumption that ineptitude and uselessness are shared traits amongst elected officials.  On September 7th, Wu declared a "heat emergency" saying temperatures were expected to reach into the... ready for this?  The nineties.  (Turns out, Thursday the 7th peaked at 89°F and Friday reached 88°F.)

A blunt and chilling (but accurate) appraisal of where our government schools are taking us.  Despite its formal name, there is nothing at all democratic about the political party that controls the White House, the Senate, almost all government bureaucracies, almost all educational and cultural institutions, and the vast majority of major corporations.  Antonio Gramsci laid out the strategy that has been successfully implemented, and now The Party is ready to fully implement its plan for hegemony.  The first Trump presidency set them into a panic, which may provide the saving grace, as they are overreaching before "the masses" (us) have been full demoralized, propagandized, and relegated to ineffectuality.

Twilight Of The Democrats.  It may be true that, on paper, Biden revived the economy, but the reality most voters experience is different.  Prices are up 16.9% since Biden took office, real wages are down 3%, mortgage rates are at their highest in 22 years, and credit card debt has reached a new peak.  It's likely that the constant flow of money to Ukraine only worsens Americans' fears that the president is mishandling the economy.  With hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars going overseas, 500,000 Russian and Ukrainian troops killed or wounded, and no end in sight, the conflict has become the kind of nightmarish "forever war" that voters once associated with Republicans.  For many years, Democrats insisted that they were the party of diplomatic solutions; today, they are eagerly sending depleted uranium rounds and internationally banned cluster munitions to Ukraine.

Story About 'Dismantle Police' Dem Who Got Carjacked Takes Another Wild Turn.  We reported how Shivanthi Sathanandan, the Second Vice Chair of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, said in a Facebook post that she had been carjacked and beaten in front of her young children in the driveway of her Minneapolis home. [...] Sathanandan thanked the police in her Facebook post about the attack.  That seemed to be a big change of heart, given that she had previously called for the dismantling of the Minneapolis Police Department in 2020 during the BLM riots. [...] Some questioned whether the story was real, raising questions about things like the blood on her face in the picture. [...] However, there was also an unconfirmed report that she complained about the response time of the police, that it took five minutes for them to arrive, which seems like a pretty good response time for a city police department.  But imagine being upset about response time when you advocated to get rid of the police three years ago.

Here's another reason not to drink it:
Bill Gates Just Bought A Whopping 1.7 Million Shares Of Anheuser-Busch.  If you needed another reason to hate Bud Light, here you go.  Bill Gates is putting some serious chips on the beer making a comeback after he bought a whopping 1.7 million shares of the anti-American brand's umbrella company.  The 67-year-old Microsoft founder purchased the Anheuser-Busch shares through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust during 2023's second quarter.  Gates' newly-acquired shares have a market value of approximately $95 million, according to TipRanks.  The billionaire's investment comes as A-B is still dealing with the pain from its disastrous partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

Pete Buttigieg is just a symptom of a vastly larger crisis.  It is, perhaps, somewhat ironic that we tackle this subject on Labor Day, an occasion when we ostensibly celebrate those who exert themselves and labor to keep the economic machine of our capitalist democracy grinding onward, allowing citizens to contribute to the general advancement of the country while working toward what was historically considered "the American dream."  Those who toil, raise families, build careers, and hope to pass something on to the next generation were traditionally revered.  That lifestyle has always included goals that involved eventual home ownership, but we also developed a culture where personal transportation and mobility were critical, leading to a culture where personal car ownership was among those objectives.  But now everything has changed.  And there is no better example of this than our supposed Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, adopting a position where Americans should be ushered away from owning their own cars, be they gas-driven or even electric.  Everyone should be using public transportation as much as possible.  Well... not "everyone," of course.  But most certainly you.

Climate change is almost nobody's top priority.
Half of Britons [are] too worried about [the] cost of living to consider climate change.  More than half of British people are too concerned about the cost of living to worry about climate change, a new poll suggests.  An Ipsos UK survey found 52 percent of Britons are too consumed by sky-high living costs to consider the environment, while 51 percent would like to do more to help but cannot afford to.  It comes as Rishi Sunak is under pressure to mitigate the impact of the Government's net zero drive on households already hit hard by the cost of living crisis.

James O'Keefe exposes Jersey school board officials admitting 'Trumpish' looking parents targeted.  Investigative journalist James O'Keefe has released bombshell police bodycam footage showing New Jersey school board officials colluding with the police to target "Trumpish" school board hearing attendees.  According to O'Keefe, head of O'Keefe Media Group (OMG), the footage offers "the most riveting and fascinating psychological case studies into what school board officials, superintendents, and cops are saying, thinking, and believing about you."

What squirrely priorities these people have!
Pentagon Officials Worked To Finalize Climate Plan During Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal, Emails Show.  In the midst of the Biden administration's disastrous military withdrawal from Afghanistan, top Pentagon officials were working to get the Secretary of Defense to sign a major climate change initiative, according to emails obtained by The Daily Wire.  In the two weeks between the fall of Kabul to the Taliban on August 15, 2021, and the final U.S. military flight out of Afghanistan on August 30, Pentagon officials were scrambling with the White House to finalize the Department of Defense Climate Adaptation Plan, a document that declares climate change a major national security risk.  The emails indicate frustration from climate change-focused Pentagon officials at the difficulty of getting the plan signed — but that ultimately their determination to focus on climate change even during the Afghanistan withdrawal paid off.  Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin signed the climate initiative on September 1, just six days after 13 Americans were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber.

L.A. Mayor Bass:  Lack of Consequences for Crime Isn't Causing Retail Theft, 'Things Like This Happen' if There's Profit.  On Friday's broadcast of "The Issue Is," Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass stated that the issue of retail theft in the city has "nothing to do" with a lack of consequences for crime in the city and "things like this happen" when there are profits.

America's Red Guards.  In August 1966, communist leader Mao Zedong commenced "Red August," a campaign amidst the wider Cultural Revolution to wipe away the "Four Olds" of Chinese society: old ideas, old culture, old customs, and old habits.  He infamously used university students, and other younger children, as foot soldiers to carry out mass beatings and destroy important cultural and historical institutions.  The outsized rule of juveniles and young adults in the subsequent massacres perpetrated by the Red Guards was not at all unique.  In Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, children were also enlisted as foot soldiers, prison guards, and executors of public shaming of non-compliant adults.  The weaponization of children and adolescents is a marked feature of left-wing movements across the globe.  The American Left has ensured that children occupy an increasingly active role in our country's political and culture wars.  Childhood no longer exists outside the realm of conflicts between adults.

The Liberal Echo Chamber.  [Scroll down]  I have encountered very few progressives who don't define another person's entire friendship worthiness by whether that person buys into the big progressive tenets, such as abortion, gender fluidity, race/ethnic-based quotas, etc.  If a conservative doesn't align with a progressive on those (and other) issues, then that person is not merely "wrong," they are evil and therefore not worthy of respect and civil treatment.  This all comes to mind after I received my latest copy of my college alumni magazine, Boston University's Bostonia.  Published three times a year, Bostonia is an eclectic mix of local Boston happenings as they apply to the school/alumni, maybe a few general interest articles on food or art, and always — always — a hyper political piece espousing a popular progressive stance.  This piece, which is usually the cover feature, is written not to persuade an undecided reader with a balanced presentation of all the relevant angles, but instead is written from a pointed progressive angle, assumed to be correct with a definite air of "If you don't accept all of our assumptions and hypotheticals at face value, then you're obviously a mental inferior."

"Identity politics" is a euphemism for tribalism.  Identity politics is where a person decides not who he is, but what.  The person decides whether his defining trait is a straight white guy, or a hip Black dude, or a soccer mom, or a gay person, or a church-going Christian, or a gun owner, or an environmentalist, or whatever.  A person can and usually does have many of these traits at once.  But identity politics operates on the notion that just one or two of his traits define him.  Many people go along with that notion.  That's because once a person has decided upon a defining trait, he's eligible to join the tribe of that defining trait.  He gets to be a regular at the political equivalent of Cheers.  That's a problem.  Because the tribe does the thinking for its members, they vote as the tribe instructs them.  Dissent is frowned upon.  If you want to be a member of the tribe, you carry the tribe's water and you drink their Kool-Aid.  These tribes thrive on the internet.  The purpose of the internet tribes is social to some extent, but mostly it's to preach the tribe's political catechism.

Making Racism Cool Again.  In this country, you can defend Lenin and Stalin, or hang a picture of Che Guevera in your office, or hang a Chairman Mao ornament on your Christmas tree (as Barack Obama did during his presidency), or say that Aztec human sacrifice shouldn't negatively impact anyone's view of the Aztecs.  But if you defend segregationists or the Ku Klux Klan, then the people who treat Lenin, Mao, and the Aztecs with kid gloves will unite to end your career.

AOC, 'squad' spent $1.2M in campaign cash on private security despite calls to defund the police.  Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her eight-comrade "squad" of anti-cop lawmakers have shelled out more than $1.2 million in campaign funds on private security since taking office, records show.  Leading the way is Cori Bush (D-Missouri), who has reported spending more than $730,000 on private security — including $75,000 she funneled to her own husband — and Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), whose $272,000-plus tab includes security upgrades at her district offices.  Bush's campaign spending on security predates her 2021 arrival in the House of Representatives.  Since she first ran for Congress in 2019, she's paid $736,748 for security services.  Among the benefactors of her donor's largesse was St.  Louis-based Peace Security, a pro-gun, right-wing private security firm that racked up $380,947 despite reportedly promoting the Second Amendment — in sharp contrast to Democratic socialist Bush's anti-gun campaign messaging.

The Real Democrats.  I worked nine years in a mine in a small town in Idaho, and almost all the men with whom I worked were Democrats.  We often disagreed on many philosophical points, but they were all solid family men, who worked hard, and took good care of their families.  I have concluded that these were the real Democrats, and that they have been lost in the common narrative.  Today, some Democrat leaders have gone out of their way to make America weaker, not stronger.  Most of the things Democrats support today make little sense to anyone.  Even groups of Democrat economists support programs that are obviously not good.  We are told that some Democrats support abortion right up to the time of delivery, and some even support killing the child after he is born.  This was not true for traditional Democrats.

Comparing the Tactics of the Dems to the Nazis is No Longer Seen as Unreasonable.  So far, we've documented 24 startling and uncomfortable ways the Democrat Party Emulates the Nazi Party.  We've done a lot so far and unfortunately; two factors see the task stretching off into the distance.  The very disturbing problem we face is that the combination of current events and research reveals even more similarities making the task a never-ending process that seems to go on forever.  It's to the point of having a sense of dread at the thought of researching these facts, knowing that more commonalities will crop up. [...] The bad news is that with a century-long difference in technology, today's left is turning out to be far worse than the Nazis in some respects.  There is nothing more terrifying at this point than the thought that history is repeating itself and will make the Nazis look tame by comparison.

Does Gravitas Matter Anymore?  One of the things that today's Democrats hate most about Donald Trump is that he has gravitas in spades.  Without regard to ruffling feathers or metaphorically using the wrong fork for dinner, President Trump took command in every situation and never lost sight of being focused on the good of this country.  Although his style undoubtedly enraged his political opponents and liberal media antagonists, what angered them even more was his effectiveness.  In all fairness, Bill Clinton had some degree of gravitas, far more so than Carter or LBJ.  But Obama ("Mr. Apology Tour") had none and Biden has less than none.  If Biden can't complete his current term, does Kamala Harris have even a scintilla of gravitas?  It's like the Democrats don't even care about style, personal weight, individual credibility or anything of the sort.  All the Democrats and their media allies care about is pandering to their special interest supporters, bribing the loyalty of new voting blocs with tax-funded giveaways and spouting the appropriate word salad sound bite for the next liberal news cycle.

Are Greens Overplaying Their Hand?  The "climate crisis" is the purported justification cited as to why we all need to change our behaviors — and there can be no deviation.  Citizens are expected to acquiesce to their whims simply because they shout "the world will end in five years", as Greta Thunberg did in 2018.  In many respects, Green extremists feel the public should submit to the same way they bowed to two-year COVID masking and lockdown diktats.  But their list of demands has gotten overbearing.  So much so, in fact, that one must believe they will soon overplay their hand and face considerable public backlash.  Indeed, they already have in many instances, but it's worth taking a look at just a few of their recent irksome moves that have made news.

Just How Far Left Has the Democrat Party Gone?  One thing that has bugged me to no end is the calling the Republicans the "Far Right" with absolutely no objection.  Democrats fall into two categories: profoundly comfortable sheep in ignorant bliss, and the stunningly stupid, led about by people that in most other civil societies in the world would be called the "Far Left". [...] People in the center-right spectrum of American politics have not changed radically their views and beliefs in the past decades.  That cannot be said of Democrats, and as anyone paying attention these days should agree, from this day forward should be referred only as the "Extreme Left".

Is that a strike against him or a resumé enhancement?
Socialist scholar Cornel West owes $500,000 in taxes.  Socialist professor and presidential candidate Cornel West wants "massive investments" including "free college tuition" and "Medicare for All" as part of his presidential campaign.  Just don't expect him to chip in on the bill.  According to the Daily Beast, and confirmed by West, the Union Theological Seminary professor owes over half a million dollars in taxes.  The Green Party candidate has "more than $500,000 in outstanding federal tax liens lodged against him in two states" dating back to 2005, according to the liberal news outlet.

Emily Drabinski, president of the American Library Association doubles down on tweet admitting she's a 'Marxist lesbian'.  The president of the American Library Association, who began her tenure in July by declaring herself a 'Marxist lesbian' when she was elected, now faces staunch criticism by conservatives and states are cutting ties with her group.  In April 2022, following her election to her current post, Emily Drabinski, 48, tweeted (and has since deleted): 'I just cannot believe that a Marxist lesbian who believes that collective power is possible to build and can be wielded for a better world is the president-elect of @ALALibrary'

Democrats Have a Third Party Problem, and It's Not Going Away.  In 2016, Democrats ignored Green Party candidate Jill Stein for the entire general election.  After all, Stein was pulling down less than 2% of the vote — no need to worry, right?  As it happens, Stein took more votes than the difference between Clinton and Trump in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  This handed Trump a narrow victory in all three states and the White House.  In 2024, Democrats have vowed not to let that scenario repeat itself.  But it's not going to be easy.  Joe Biden is being challenged from the left by academic, author, civil rights icon, and celebrity leftist philosopher Cornel West and on the right by West Virginia's gadfly moderate Sen. Joe Manchin and the No Labels Party.  West has excited a segment of the left that has been bitterly disappointed by Joe Biden's performance on issues like civil rights, income redistribution, the climate, and voting rights.  So far, he's not pulling much support.  But he's running at 4%, and it's a good bet he won't be pulling many Republican votes from Donald Trump.

Senate Democrats Kill Republican Amendment to Only Fly the American Flag Over Government Buildings.  Senate Republicans recently introduced a measure which would forbid the flying of any flag except the American flag over government buildings.  Only ONE Democrat voted for it and it missed passage by just one vote.  The Democrats voted against this for obvious reasons.  The LGBT lobby wields a massive amount of power in the Democrat party, and Senate Democrats know who their masters are.  Congratulations to Senator Joe Manchin for being the sole Dem vote.

This may be the best explanation for Disney's self-destruction.  [Scroll down]  Disney's credibility is shot.  People may still love the park rides, food, and overall experience (though it's not for everybody).  They may still love the "vault" of Disney classics.  They may still have fond memories of Walt's old nature programs and thoroughly American risk-taking ventures.  But when people hear the name Disney these days, they're far more likely to think "gay activism" than "family."

The scariest poll you'll see this summer.  A majority of Americans — and an overwhelming number of Democrats — no longer support First Amendment protections for free speech.  The government should restrict "false" information online, even if doing so blocks people from "publishing or accessing information," 55 percent of Americans said in a large poll released Thursday.  Only 42 percent disagreed.  The antipathy to free speech represents a sea change in attitudes in just five years.  It is driven by a powerful new hostility to First Amendment rights on the left.

GOP lawmakers slam Biden administration's proposed clamp down on home water heaters.  Water heaters could soon be subject to much more stringent efficiency requirements if a recent Department of Energy proposal that has been criticized by Republican lawmakers goes into effect.  In a draft rule unveiled Friday, the Biden administration is seeking to compel most electric water heaters to deploy heat pump technology and gas-fired ones to use condensing technology.  It comes months after the Biden administration ignited a firestorm over feared stove top regulations, after Albany lawmakers enacted a controversial first-in-the-nation gas stove ban in New York.  "Today's actions — together with our industry partners and stakeholders — improve outdated efficiency standards for common household appliances, which is essential to slashing utility bills for American families and cutting harmful carbon emissions," Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said in a statement.

Media Can't Understand Why Biden Is So Unpopular (After Everything They've Done For Him).  Over the weekend, CNN ran a segment titled "Why isn't Joe Biden more popular?" noting that only one president in modern times had a lower approval rating at this point in his first term.  That president was Jimmy Carter.  CNN pointed to an analysis by poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight, which finds that 57.6% disapproved of Jimmy Carter 915 days into his term, while 55% disapprove of Biden.  At this point, Trump had a disapproval rating of 52.6%. Biden is also far more unpopular than George H.W. Bush (36% disapproval), who went on to lose his reelection bid to Bill Clinton, and Lyndon Johnson (33% disapproval), who decided not to run for reelection.  To say this is baffling to the mainstream media is putting it mildly.  For years, they've been scratching their heads to understand why Biden has been underwater with voters.

Getting Biden Wrong.  From listening to Republican TV and reading Republican publications, I have learned that Joe Biden is a sleazy, mendacious, and demented chief executive.  He has weaponized the entire Justice Department and the IRS against his real and suspected political opponents, thrown open our southern border to drug cartels, and reduced our armed forces and international posture to shambles.  Moreover, Joe has a gangster son with whom he has engaged in illegal business ventures; and it's entirely possible that the cocaine recently found in the West Wing of the White House came from son Hunter, who is a drug addict as well as many other bad things.  Joe also keeps falling off platforms and saying ridiculous things, when he's not weirdly sniffing the hair of little girls and hurling obscenities at his staff or reporters who dare to ask substantive questions.  If this information, which the MSM usually tries to hide from us, is intended to convince me that Joe is thoroughly unfit for his office, I no longer need convincing.  Biden seems to be far and away the most incompetent, unprincipled, and verbally incoherent president of my lifetime, going back to the 1950s.  It would be hard to think of any president who has disgraced his office to the same degree or who has unleashed more problems on this country.  All the same, almost half the voters (and I know many such people) believe Biden or his handlers are doing a great job managing this country; and even those who think he may be growing cognitively incompetent love his policies and would like to see them continued.

Former DNC Head Donna Brazile Absurdly Calls Biden the 'Moderate' in 2024 Presidential Race.  One of my favorite parts of the veritable cornucopia of political absurdities is the total inability of politicians, political advisors, and political pundits to realize that half of the country, if not more, not only doesn't buy what they're selling but also laughs at their willingness to publicly humiliate themselves.  Let's call it a complete lack of self-awareness.  On Sunday's edition of ABC's This Week, former Democrat National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Donna Brazile laughably claimed — with a straight face, no less — that Joe Biden is the moderate in the 2024 presidential race.  No, really.  Never mind that Biden, regardless of which puppeteers pull his strings at any given time, is arguably the most radical president in American history.

Democrats' Profound Problem: Everyone's Mad at Joe Biden, at Home and Abroad.  Domestically, despite cooling inflation, just 30% of Americans say they agree with Democrats' economic policy, while 42% prefer the Republicans' approach.  With the economy consistently ranking as the most important issue for voters, Americans' pessimism — coupled with Biden's consistently low approval ratings on the economy — figures to be a considerable problem as he seeks a second term.  Moreover, Hispanic voters — a critical Democratic constituency — are angry at the perceived leftward shift of today's Democratic Party.  Compared to 2018, the 2022 midterms saw a 10-point jump in Hispanic support for the GOP, according to exit polls and Edison research.  In fact, the research shows that Hispanic support for Democrats in 2022 was the lowest it has been since the 1990s.

Costco Unleashing the 'Death Star' on Bud Light.  It's the logo that Costco shoppers dread: when the "Death Star" appears next to their favorite item, indicating that the discount retail giant won't restock once current inventory has sold out. [...] Now the Death Star has been spotted adorning the price signs for Bud Light, which was the most popular beer in America back in the olden days of [...checks notes...] a couple months ago.  If you think that's a bad sign for Bud Light sales, you're wrong.  It's much, much worse.

Costco places 'star of death' on Bud Light cases — suggesting it won't restock beer.  Speculation that Costco is preparing to empty its shelves of Bud Light stirred after what some shoppers call a "star of death" appeared on cases of the beleaguered beer following its ill-fated tie-up with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.  Social media users shopping at Costco posted images showing an asterisk — which customers have branded a "star of death" or "death star" — had appeared on the price display above shelves stacked with cases of Bud Light.  The asterisk is thought to be an ominous sign that Costco either doesn't intend on restocking the shelf with the item in question.

Climate change is just about the only change progressives don't like.  [Scroll down]  Here, too, it seems odd that the one thing these leftists won't take on faith is the existence of God.  They purport to believe wholeheartedly in Dr. Fauci, global warming, Bidenomics, open borders, the Russia-collusion hoax, and that the 2020 presidential election was the most secure in history.  They believe people can change genders on a whim and that men can menstruate.  (That's putting the "men" into "menstruation!")  They think males should be able to breast/chest-feed infants.  They believe the Wuhan flu could not have come from the Wuhan lab where they were experimenting with coronaviruses.  They believe the subsequent lockdowns and mask mandates were effective.  They believe China is, in fact, a role model, and that a one-world government should be our goal.  They believe crime should be legalized, the unborn are simply non-viable tissue masses, Ukraine is defeating Russia, 9/11 was an inside job, the government has our best interests in mind, Biden is a nice man -- and that Jan. 6 was an "insurrection!" but the 2020 riots were "mostly peaceful."

Maybelline faces furious backlash after using men, including one with a full beard, to promote its new lipstick line.  Cosmetics giant Maybelline has been slammed for using men, some with full beards, to promote its new product lines.  The brand had makeup artist Ryan Vita, a 'Maybelline Partner', promote a new lipstick in two promotional videos shared to its Instagram page.  In another post last week, makeup artist Zak Taylor was also used to promote a new summer product the brand had launched.

Anheuser-Busch: Buy Bud Light, or We'll Fire Some Idiot Peasants Like You.  The dethroned king of beers has fallen on hard times.  Its short-lived dalliance with fake woman Dylan Mulvaney and implicit endorsement of the Left's efforts to force us all to accept the trans madness has not only cost Bud Light its position as America's top-selling beer, but the Drag Queen of beers isn't even in the top ten anymore.  Bud Light is now the 14th-best-selling beer in the United States, and fairly soon, Anheuser-Busch executives will look back fondly at the days when it was as high as 14th place.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Utopia.  The Left craftily calculated that they could use our beloved institutions against us.  In their view, all things are simply tools for the advancement of the agenda.  Why not repurpose education for indoctrination, commerce for control, entertainment for reprogramming?  Well, in all candor, our institutions, beloved or not, are nothing more than tools.  Now they are broken tools, after being employed in a manner never intended.  There are only two options for a broken tool, mend it or cast it away.  DEI is quickly becoming a pariah term in the world of investing.  The people have spoken, to Bud Light, to Target, to NASCAR, to the NFL, and others.  We will see if they listen.  Citizens are voting with their feet, loading up U-Hauls to flee California, Oregon, New York, and Illinois.  The value of university degrees which aren't STEM-related is dissipating like the morning dew.  Incensed parents are wearily retaking school boards, to shoulder a task thought safely in competent hands.  The alphabet agencies are currently sprouting whistleblowers like flowers in spring, telling tales of the two tiers of "justice."  Each institution will be reformed or written off, depending upon degree of damage and cost of repair.

Colonialists Ben and Jerry Lose $2 Billion in Market Cap After Boycott.  The parent company for the left-wing colonialists known as Ben & Jerry's has lost $2 billion in market cap after the colonialists hypocritically smeared America on the Fourth of July.  Looks like Ben & Jerry's is becoming "The Bud Light of Ice Cream."  The New York Post reports that shares of Unilever, Ben & Jerry's parent company, "slid 0.8% Thursday after closing down 0.5% the previous day." That equaled a market cap drop from $130.2 billion to 128.5 billion.

Transgenders: The Real Numbers.  It's clear at this point that transgenderism was a bridge too far for the Left.  That little pink battleship has hit the reefs of open hostility and is slowly being battered to pieces by waves of indignation, disgust, and contempt.  Bud Light is circling the drain.  Target is hysterically trying to avoid the same fate.  The Dodgers' Los Angeles "Pride Day" has cost them rhe affection of many devorred fans.  Girl athletes, having got over their shock at, for the first time in their lives being backstabbed by their institutions, are at last standing up to bogus "females" trying to infiltrate their sports.  Laws protecting children from LGBT exploitation, with particular emphasis on transgenderism, are being passed or proposed in Florida, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, South Carolina, and elsewhere. [...] The claims being made by activists are bogus on their face.  There aren't 750,000, there aren't 75,000, there aren't 700.  In truth. there are thousands of adolescents bent on making pests of themselves, as adolescents have done for decades, if not millennia.

Is the NBA Going the Way of Bud Light?  Over the past several months, we've seen corporations take big financial hits for embracing wokeness.  Disney took a massive blow to the bottom line after going woke, while Target and Ben & Jerry's have seen their market values tumble following far-left stands.  But the, umm, gold standard for the "go woke go broke" model is Bud Light, whose fortunes continue to tumble after it partnered with Dylan Mulvaney for a marketing stunt.  The sports world is notorious for embracing wokeness in recent years as well.  Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League have recently been under fire for pride month antics, and let's not forget how MLB moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta based on lies about Georgia's voter integrity law.  But the godfather of wokeness in both sports and business is the National Basketball Association (NBA).  The NBA embraced wokeness when embracing wokeness wasn't cool, and Outkick's Clay Travis asserts that the NBA's downward slide over the past few years is a slow-burn version of what's happening with corporations like Bud Light.

New Map Showing Most Popular Beer By State Spells Even More Bad News For Bud Light.  Recent data analysis conducted by grilling website cookoutnews.com for the Fourth of July holiday revealed surprising trends in beer preferences across the United States, presenting a challenge for once-dominant brand, Bud Light.  In the map compiled by cookoutnews.com, depicting state-by-state beer favorites, Bud Light and other Anheuser-Busch offerings were conspicuously missing.  Notably, not a single state displayed a preference for Bud Light during the Fourth of July festivities.

These are the same people who want to outlaw "disinformation" on the internet:
CDC accused of 'blurring politics and science' over advice that suggests trans women can safely breastfeed.  US health officials were criticized today for advocating that trans women can breastfeed — without highlighting the health risks to the baby.  Several information pages on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website appear to endorse 'chestfeeding' — a term used to describe feeding an infant milk directly from the breast by trans and non-binary parents.  One section, titled 'Health Equity Considerations', claims 'an individual does not need to have given birth to breastfeed or chestfeed.'

Why Do Democrats Feel It Unjust for Politicians To Validate America?  Two leading African-American Democrats have in the last three weeks obligingly confirmed the cynicism of their party's approach to core racial issues.  President Obama was speaking in a podcast with the closest the contemporary Democratic Party has to the late dirty tricks activist, Saul Alinsky, David Axelrod, who was a political strategist for Mr. Obama for many years.  In response to a question of Mr. Axelrod's designed to incite a rebuttal of racially optimistic opinions expressed by prominent minority Republicans, Mr. Obama said that the "hopeful message" delivered by the Republican African-American senator from South Carolina and candidate for the presidential nomination, Tim Scott, must be "undergirded with an honest accounting of our past and present...  There's a long history of African American or other minority candidates within the Republican Party who will validate America and say everything's great and we can make it." Bingo.  Yes, there are many people who would validate America, and there are a great many more who would ask — what is wrong with that?  The validation of America is not a reprehensible or racially disrespectful act.

Lefties Begin Denying Service to Trump Supporters.  Depending on your point of view, the Supreme Court's Friday decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis was either a great moment in American jurisprudence or a day that will live in infamy.  There are accusations floating around the MSM that a piece of evidence referenced by each side was falsified.  Alongside that story, there are whispers of attorneys being disbarred over the matter.  That didn't take long, did it?  But even before that, leftists were quick to stand up in outrage and state that the ruling gave them the right to refuse service to conservatives, notably Trump supporters.

The Editor says...
Just put up a sign in front of your business, making it clear that Trump supporters aren't welcome, and see how it goes.  You'll quickly discover that most of the "81 million" people who allegedly voted for Joe Biden don't really exist.

Ben & Jerry's [publishes] July 4 tweet demanding 'stolen' Native American land be returned to the Lakota.  Furious ice cream fans are promising to boycott the iconic Ben & Jerry's brand, accusing the company of 'going woke' following a July 4th tweet in which it said that it was 'committed' to returning 'stolen' lands to indigenous peoples.  The brand, which was founded by longtime Bernie Sanders allies Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenwood but has since been sold to British multinational Unilever, tweeted the message to its 494,000 followers.  'This 4th of July, it's high time we recognize that the US exists on stolen Indigenous land and commit to returning it,' the company's official account wrote before suggesting Mount Rushmore should be handed back to its original owners.

Fighting for survival in the belly of the beast.  Did you ever feel that the two major political parties are involved in a personal vendetta, similar to turf wars between organized crime syndicates?  Republicans and Democrats seem to be fighting their own private wars, mostly to gain political points for each party, while the masses of people they supposedly represent are merely insignificant pawns in a power-hungry chess game between omnipotent oligarchs.  Keep in mind that those elected officials almost never disagree with the party-line policies they embraced when running for office.  That's because they want support when it comes time for their reelection.

Democrats Baseless Lies Are Responsible For Today's Divisiveness.  For as long as I can remember, the Democratic Party has claimed to be a champion for all Americans, particularly for the working class, minorities and for those who are considered marginalized, oppressed or downtrodden.  But somewhere between fighting to keep slavery alive (Andrew Johnson); deliberately reducing the number of black civilian employees from the federal workforce and airing a film that glorified the Ku Klux Klan at the White House (Woodrow Wilson); throwing Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II (Franklin Delano Roosevelt); promoting a culture of government dependence, poverty and fatherlessness (Lyndon Johnson); creating racial tension by declaring cops racist — leading to further destruction of our inner cities, while mocking legitimate concerns of disgruntled blue collar midwesterners frustrated by decreasing wages, lack of employment opportunities — and an opioid epidemic hollowing out their communities (Barack Obama); the intentional failure to enforce our country's immigration laws, contributing to a four decade high of inflation by spending trillions of taxpayer dollars on Democrat pet projects that mostly help special interest groups, referring to roughly half the country as violent extremists and weaponizing the Department of Justice — to throw his leading political rival in prison (Joe Biden); it seems fair to say the Democratic Party has fallen well short of being a champion for anyone, except for its own desperate attempt to stay in power at any and all costs.

Harris Hosts Lavish Pride Event At Her Home, Emceed By Woke Drag Queens.  Vice President Kamala Harris celebrated the end of Pride Month by hosting the rainbow flag at her home to celebrate the Left's progressive LGBTQ agenda -- emceed by none only than a drag queen.  This week, Harris partied with a score of alphabet people and several drag queens at an event in collaboration with GLAAD — formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation — at her Washington, D.C. home.  Not only was her emasculated husband Douglas Emhoff in attendance, Sasha Colby, the Season 15 winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race, entertained the backyard soirée filled with Leftists and anti-morals, pro-child indoctrinating activists.  Colby told the crowd that being transgender is her "power," adding that the Biden Administration will do everything they can to fight for transgender so-called "rights."

Good riddance Pride Month.  A simple search of Pride month celebrations brings up a plethora of disturbing images — especially disturbing because of children's attendance and participation in hypersexualized events seemingly targeting them.  The perversion of this time is discouraging, but let's not forget there are millions standing in the gap.  Despite what the internet or television shows us, all is not lost — they'd just like us to think it is.  They are still out there — regular moms and dads working hard every day, teaching their children biblical values and morals, keeping childhood a sacrosanct time of innocence and safety, imagination and hope.

Two Minutes of Pride.  My very upscale, very safe, very woke suburb held its annual Pride Parade a couple weeks ago, both conducted and attended by privileged people who have never known oppression and never will.  They likely couldn't name a single historical activist (other than Harvey Milk, maybe) or tell you what happened at Stonewall, and they certainly aren't keen on comparing the status of the LGBTQ++ crowd here in white supremacist America against, say, their status in the remoter regions of the non-West BIPOC world.  Needless to say, I don't attend the event.  Sandwiched as it is between the Women's Suffrage Parade and the Abolish Slavery Parade, I find the Pride parade to be just another cookie cutter rerun of today's activists fighting their ancestors' causes.

The hill we will die on.  In the decades during which I have followed politics and social issues, I have seen passionate disagreements among Americans.  The Vietnam War was the focus of massive protests.  Legalized abortion, after Roe v. Wade, was followed by bombings.  Racial integration was accompanied by murders by racist militants.  Unenforced laws, including immigration and retail theft, have left us feeling betrayed by our government.  The list goes on.  Somehow, we survived.  Then came the transsexual movement, complete with "drag-queen story hours" for young children.  Some of those children have become the victims of surgical mutilation.  This has occurred in the context of politicians and educators telling us we have no right to know what our children are being taught in school.  We are being threatened with loss of custody of our children if we do not "affirm" their "gender identity," if that identity does not conform with their biological sex.  Recently, during a so-called "pride march," the chanting marchers sang out, "We're coming for your children."  Even if this was chanted supposedly in jest, it was about as funny as joking that they would rape our mothers.  I doubt that all those who chanted this did so merely as a taunt.

Apparently no elected official realizes how stupid this is.
State of New Jersey Suing School Districts That Require Parental Notification if a Child is Gender Transitioning.  Three school districts in the state of New Jersey require parental notification if a child begins transitioning their gender.  As a result, they are being sued by the state.  This is outrageous and shows that concerned parents who have been showing up at school board meetings in recent years had every right to be worried about where things are going.  Imagine such a monumental thing happening to your child and the school you fund with your tax dollars hiding it from you.

Corporate America Doesn't Hear Anybody.  [Scroll down]  But the people are listening and are fed up.  Bud Light still shows no signs of recovering, nor does Target.  Threats against Target which the media tried to blame on conservatives actually came from LGBTQ+ groups, claiming betrayal of that community.  Major League Baseball, while not eliminating "Pride" events, has scaled back on them.  There was a huge protest at the LA Dodgers "Pride Night" event where the Dodgers were honoring a hate group that denigrated and mocked Catholicism.  The silent majority appears to be finding its voice.  We are learning that we can impact the bottom line of corporate America.  And that may be the only way to make them listen, that they should concentrate on business and not politics.

Becerra threatens states and medical providers with loss of Medicare dollars if they don't provide genital mutilation surgeries.  Despite two circuit courts ruling against HHS regulations seeking to compel genital mutilation surgeries by health care providers, HHS Secretary Javier Becerra threatens to find ways around the judicial restraints.  [Tweet with video clip]  Is there any other life-altering, irreversible change that the federal government wants children to be able to decide on by themselves?  Is there any other such life-altering, irreversible decision that the federal government wants to compel medical providers to carry out, in penalty of losing Medicare funding?

What the Left Has Left for America.  The present-day Left bears little resemblance to the old civil-libertarian, integrationist Democratic Party that existed from the 1960s through 2000.  The antecedents to its current madness were once previewed in the old party's extremist wing of campus radicals of the 1960s and 1970s.  They were accentuated by Black Lives Matter and Antifa during the Obama years, forged during the COVID lockdown and George Floyd riots, and polished during the era of Trump derangement syndrome.  On almost every issue, Democrats have repudiated their prior reverence for the Supreme Court.  They distrust individual liberty and free expression.  They now worship the money and clout of corporate America.  Racial ecumenicalism and integration are seen as passé.  There is little need for borders to protect vulnerable American workers, given the advantages of inviting in millions of poor illegal immigrants without audits.  Democrats have transmogrified into a Soviet-style socialist binary of rich and poor, run by an elite nomenklatura that dictates its orders to its foot soldiers of the underclass.  An entire new left-wing vocabulary — clingers, deplorables, irredeemables, dregs, chumps, ultra-MAGA, semi-fascists — has come to express their hatred of the middle class.

Most local government officials are nuts.  Actually, I am exaggerating a bit.  It is likely that it isn't most, since in general local government officials in smaller towns are not nuts, but the larger the municipality, the more likely it is that the elected official is a loon with an ideological axe to grind.  Your small-town mayor?  Chances are most people know him or her, and if they screw up they will get booted.  But as the cities get bigger the more likely it is that the person is elected through the efforts of activists and unions, and the more likely they are to be ideologically motivated nincompoops.

Box Office Analyst Estimates Disney Lost $890 Million on [its] Last Eight Theatrical Releases.  The Walt Disney Co. is estimated to have lost a stunning $890 million on its last eight studio releases, including The Little Mermaid and Elemental, according to a box office analyst.  Disney could see even more red ink since these titles are all destined for the Disney+ streaming service instead of other streamers, like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, where they could generate additional revenue.

The Political Left Is Simply Gross.  The latest example of this is sad story of the sub crushed by the immense pressure down by the Titanic.  People died, people you've never heard of and wouldn't have had they not died tragically.  Yet, for reasons known only to them, some human beings (a term I use loosely) have decided the world needs to know they're awful people who deserve being ostracized; a shunning — and deserve any and every bad thing that comes their way.  How do you know families are grieving and things, "What were the political donations of these people?" to determine whether or not you're willing to be a decent human being about it?  That happened over at The New Republic this week.  The left-wing birdcage liner is typical of the left, basing their concern for other humans on their political beliefs. [...] Questioning the rationale of going to the bottom of the ocean to look at a rotting shell of an old ship is one thing, implying to an audience that it's ok that these people suffer because their politics is disagreeable to you is something else.

'Someone's got to go to prison'.  Our despicable and corrupt AG Garland will defend the criminals who are making our cities unlivable just as the equally corrupt Alejandro Mayorkas of DHS will continue to import millions of migrants from around the world no matter how devastating the damage to those same cities and to our economy.  These America-hating officials are only continuing the Obama-approved agenda of taking America down a few pegs.  Now they are in full destruction mode as are the Democrats in Congress.  Not one of them has broken with the party on immigration, on the irresponsible spending that will bankrupt us sooner rather than later, or on the cruel idiocy of transgenderism.  They have elevated their beloved LGBT activists above veterans, above the nuclear family, above all religious faiths.  They have made us a morally corrupt nation on its face, a gross insult to all law-abiding, America-loving citizens.

Crybullies and Beyond: Four Additional Ways the Left Resembles Nazis.  [#4] Democrats and Nazis demand complete compliance - you will comply or else.  You've probably seen the famous picture from Nazi Germany in 1936, with one man later identified as August Landmesser standing with his arms crossed, as the crowd raised their arms in unison in the Nazi salute.  Today's Leftists are similarly demanding that you submit to their agenda.  You're a 'domestic terrorist' if you refuse to shop at Target.  They are in your face with their agenda and if you don't comply, they complain crybully style to the nation's socialist media.  This is how it all starts; they indoctrinate your children behind your back and do whatever they can to be as invasive in your life as possible.  And then when you push back, they suddenly become the victim.  Then when you don't fully comply with their demands, they label you a 'domestic terrorist.'  But somehow, we're supposed to ignore all of this because it might hurt the feelings of the leftists.  Never mind that they've been lying about this for more than 90 years and still haven't come up with a cogent explanation as to why National Socialism was 'far-right'.

It's Not The 50-50 Country that the Woke Want Us to Think It Is.  [Scroll down]  When My Pillow founder Mike Lindell publicly supported Trump in 2020 and funded investigations into elections shenanigans that preceded Biden's occupation of the Oval Office, Bed, Bath & Beyond dumped the widely-popular (and, I can personally attest, quite comfortable) bedding brand.  By 2023, the once popular big box chain was Bed Bath & Begone.  When Goya CEO Robert Unanue, voiced support for President Trump in 2020, the left announced a boycott.  But the conservative counter buycott increased Goya sales into late 2020 — even in Democrat counties.  This was following a 400% increase in purchases during early 2020's lockdowns.  A 2022 Cornell University study of the Goya boycott aftermath argued boycotts' damage to companies "may be overblown."  Yet, by June 2022, Goya was expanding, doubled its Chicago facilities, selling in 10 more states, and donating millions of pounds of food to the needy.

Coors Light refuses to pull out of sponsoring Denver Pride Parade despite potential backlash from customers.  Despite intense backlash recently over rival Bud Light's partnership with LGBTQ and transgender star Dylan Mulvaney, Coors Light is remaining the title sponsor of the Pride parade in Denver.  Anheuser-Busch, which makes Bud Light, has lost $27 billion in value due to a campaign with Mulvaney that upset conservatives.  Then the company upset progressives too after failing to support Mulvaney through the backlash.  Molson Coors, which is headquartered in Golden, Colorado, about 15 miles west of Denver, is standing by, with the parade remaining 'The Coors Light Denver Pride Parade' set for Sunday.

Bud Light: 'Please Drink Our Beer Again, You Oafish Hicks'.  Bud Light just ended two months of social media silence with a new online ad designed to win back boycotting customers by portraying them as "bumbling fools," according to one Twitter critic, and as "buffoon-ish whites," according to another.  The beer brand's sales have plummeted almost 30% since a brief social media campaign featuring he-who-shall-not-be-named, followed by ham-fisted reversals. [...] Bud Light stepped in it so deep that they might be in a black hole of marketing, where no matter what they do — even remaining silent — will be read negatively.

Silent Majority Pushes Back.  Understanding who your customers are is smart business.  Starbucks outlets are toning down Pride Month celebrations, according to several reports this past week, though the coffee chain's top executives deny it's official policy.  Pixar's film "Elemental," which features Disney's first nonbinary character, flopped over the weekend.  Moviegoers "iced" it, says the Hollywood Reporter, producing the lowest opening weekend box-office take in modern Pixar history.  Oops!  All this is happening during the most controversial Pride Month in years.  Why the controversy?  Pride is departing from its original, noble goal of combatting discrimination against gay and lesbian people.

Disney's 'Elemental,' which features 'non-binary' character, flops in opening weekend.  Pixar film "Elemental," which features the studio's first "non-binary" character, according to a voice actor for the film, earned only $29.5 million in its opening weekend.  It was the lowest opening weekend ever for Pixar, The New York Times reported Sunday.  That was despite creative direction from Pixar, one of the most famous studios in the entertainment business, and support from Disney, which owns Pixar.  Outlets around the country took notice of the movie's dismal performance.

Disney's new $200-million Pixar film did a belly flop on opening weekend.  It could be the worst flop ever for a Pixar film.  [Tweet] [...] [P]arents don't want to pay a hundred bucks to take their kids to a animated sermon from woke moralizers.  I should really start betting on company stock whenever I see the term "historic" in headlines followed by anything woke.  I knew two months ago that this movie was gonna bomb, but somehow the people controlling billions of dollars at Disney don't!

Wickes: Affirm alphabet ideology or no paint for you.  Why why why would anybody who is responsible for the economic health of their company expend considerable effort to insult his customers?  This is about as stupid as stupid gets.  Just as trans people going to Wickes are just looking for paint, so are the people who think that female-identifying men should stay out of girls' locker rooms.  It's not like they are sporting the Nazi flag; they are trying to protect women's spaces, which last I checked was an uncontroversial position until about 30 seconds ago.  What is striking about this controversy is how sincere the COO of Wickes is, and how willing he is to harm his employees despite the fact that the company will do nothing to change the debate except perhaps amp up the discord just a bit more.

When are enough Americans going to realize our government is a criminal enterprise?  The intensity with which the left is shoving LGBT issues down our throats, as if these "communities" are oppressed minorities which they certainly are not, has to raise the question:  Why does the LGBT community adopt pride, the seventh deadly sin as their mantra?  It's an in-our-face affront, the intent to make those of us who oppose the sexual grooming of children cower in fear of their cancel culture.  But in fact, almost no one discriminates against these folks, they bend over backwards to let them live their lives as they wish.  The Biden administration's slavish treatment of them is pathetic; [...] All this is just more of the left's cultural Marxism that seeks to destroy the nuclear family and all Judeo-Christian values.  The Democrat party, as currently constituted, is an evil entity, on a mission to destroy America and everything it once stood for.  There is simply no other explanation for what they've done to our once great nation.

Support For Transgenderism Is Cratering.  Support for gay marriage continues to climb steadily over time, according to Gallup survey data, while public support for transgenderism appears to be cratering.  A new Gallup poll out Monday reveals an overwhelming majority of Americans believe biological sex should define participation in athletic competition.  Sixty-nine percent of the 1,011 adults surveyed between May 1-24 said athletes should only be allowed to compete on teams that match their birth gender, up from 62 percent just two years ago.  Even 64 percent of participants who reported knowing a transgender person said sports leagues should be segregated based on sex.  Another 55 percent of Americans told Gallup that it is "morally wrong" for individuals to attempt a gender transition, up from 51 percent in 2021.  While 7 in 10 Democrats thought otherwise, a majority of Democrats, 48 percent to 47 percent, still believe biological males should stay out of women's sports and vice versa.

Major League Baseball panics, tells teams to kill Pride logos.  Anheuser-Busch teamed with a female-identifying man to promote its Bud Light beer to cowboys, truck drivers, suburbanites, NASCAR fans and more.  It lost some $27 billion in corporate value, and analysts predict the brand never will regain its customer base.  Target plunged head-first into promotions of transgender clothing and other LGBT ideology even for children, and lost some $15 billion in value.  One analyst called the losses, triggered by pushback from American consumers against the "woke" ideology, "staggering."  Now, it appears, Major League Baseball is trying to avoid any such collapse.

Starbucks Boots PRIDE Decor From Stores Halfway Through PRIDE Month.  An activist group accused coffee retailer Starbucks of dialing back the LGBTQ-themed decor — with two weeks still left to go of PRIDE month — but Starbucks is denying the claim.  According to a Twitter thread shared by Starbucks Workers United (@SBWorkersUnited) — "Starbucks Partners coming together to create a better workplace" — management in a number of Starbucks franchises have opted to tone down PRIDE displays all across the United States.

Conservatives Are Winning the Culture War Over Transgender Ideology.  With all the chaos that has permeated the cultural arena over the last decade or so, it's easy for conservatives to get discouraged.  Things have truly gone off the rails, with a level of depravity that was once thought to be unthinkable becoming mainstream.  At the forefront of that has been the battle over transgender ideology.  Children are being pumped full of puberty blockers, and in some cases, being physically mutilated by surgeries, all under the ridiculous guise of "transitioning."  Nothing is sacred for the far-left, not even the health and well-being of children.

Liberal mainline United Methodists see more than 5,000 congregations leave amid arguments over sex, gender.  The number of congregations departing the United Methodist Church (UMC) exceeded 5,000 last week as the second-largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. continues to fracture over theological disagreements, mostly pertaining to human sexuality.  The number of churches that have been given the green light by their annual conferences to disaffiliate increased from approximately 4,600 early last week to 5,321 as of Friday, according to UM News.  The number of churches leaving the UMC has surged in recent years, with approximately 2,000 congregations being approved to disaffiliate in 2022 and more than 3,000 this year.

California Bill Would Charge Any Parent Who Doesn't Affirm Transgenderism With 'Child Abuse'.  A recently amended California bill would add "affirming" the sexual transition of a child to the state's standard for parental responsibility and child welfare — making any parent who doesn't affirm transgenderism for their child guilty of abuse under California state law.  AB 957 passed California's State Assembly on May 3, but a co-sponsor amended it after hours in California's State Senate on June 6.  Assembly Member Lori Wilson, D-Suisun City, wrote the bill and introduced it on Feb. 14.  State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, co-sponsored it.  Wilson's child identifies as transgender.  Originally, AB 957 required courts to consider whether a child's parents were "gender-affirming" in custody cases.  Wiener's amendment completely rewrites California's standard of child care.

Why LGBTQQIAAP2S+ is losing.  I have no idea what most of the letters stand for in LGBTQQIAAP2S+ and neither do its adherents because it is hard to keep up with the ever-changing founding principles of this religion.  Well, it was built on sand, wasn't it?  I do know that gay pride month 2023 has been a huge loser for LGBTQQIAAP2S+ Marxism despite its status as a media-approved political movement that is funded by Corporate America and promoted by the government.  Boycotts of Bud Light and Target are taking hold and showing Corporate America the price it could pay for peddling LGBTQQIAAP2S+ instead of their products.  LGBTQQIAAP2S+ has turned Americans off.

Biden speaks at White House Pride event: 'Bravest and most inspiring people I've ever known'.  President Biden hosted a "Pride Month 2023" event on the White House lawn Saturday, decorating the area with rainbow motifs and the "Progress Pride flag."  The event, hosting performers and speakers representing LGBT causes, acclaimed the Pride community as "the bravest and most inspiring people" and an "example" for the US and the entire world.  "Outside the gates of this house are those who want to drag our country backwards, and so many battles yet to be braved.  But today, we're not here to be strong.  We're not here to be courageous.  Even though for so many of you, just coming to this event is an act of bravery," said First Lady Jill Biden.

Colorado councilwoman who advocated for reparations blown out in reelection contest.  A councilwoman in a Colorado district lost her reelection bid by a wide voter margin, only a month after a video of her advocating for reparations was shared on social media.  The vote tally for the election in District 9 showed incumbent candidate Candi CdeBaca lose to challenger Darrell Watson on Tuesday night, with Watson getting 60.71% of the votes while CdeBaca trailed far behind at 39.29%.  CdeBaca's 21.42% margin loss marked one of the biggest blowout losses in the last 10 years, according to KDVR.

Cracker Barrel Participates in the Pride Month Wave, Suicide Watch May Be Imminent.  Welp, you hate to see it, but I suppose it is inevitable.  Any time a rock-ribbed, "Christian" conservative corporation expands its offerings to markets in purple and blue cities and states, the progressive mafias that run those areas will ultimately get them to kowtow to their cultural priorities, rather than the other way around. [...] Cracker Barrel is not hiding its goals to become more inclusive.  They even have a "diversity and inclusion" tab on their website.

Cracker Barrel slammed for 'woke' rainbow rocking chair honoring Pride Month.  Southern-based fast-food chain Cracker Barrel was blasted for going "woke" by some of its biscuits-and-gravy-eating customers after posting an image of a rainbow rocking chair to celebrate Pride Month.  Aside from serving oversized portions of country staples, the chain is beloved for the Tennessee-made rocking chairs that line the porches at all Cracker Barrel trinket-filled Old Country Stores.  Thus, the chain honored Pride Month in June with an Instagram photo of a rocking chair with each wood slat painted a different color of the rainbow in nod to the Pride flag.

Biden to Announce New Book Ban Czar at White House Pride Event.  President Joe Biden is set to reveal a series of LGBTQ+ initiatives, including appointing a new Education Department Office of Civil Rights official to be a point person on "book bans."  Biden announced the administration's actions during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday.  The White House had planned to host what White House Domestic Policy Adviser Neera Tanden referred to as "the largest Pride celebration in White House history" on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday, but postponed to Saturday due to air quality concerns caused by wildfires in Canada.

Democrats abandon the blue-collar worker in favor of 'social justice' warriors.  Up until two years ago, it would only take 12 hours for coal mined deep in a labyrinth operation 60 miles from here to go from that underground mine, through a high-tech cleaning procedure, and be loaded on a barge or rail car and brought to the Cheswick Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, to light communities along the Allegheny River for generations.  That efficient process came to an end in September 2021 when owner GenOn Holdings announced the then-51-year-old facility, one that environmental groups had in their sights for years, decided to retire the plant.  The company cited "unfavorable economic conditions, higher costs including those associated with environmental compliance, an inability to compete with other generation types, and evolving market rules that promote subsidized resources."

Megyn Kelly: How Could Anyone Vote For A 'Party That's In Favor Of Letting Minors Chop Off Their' Body Parts?  Megyn Kelly asked how anyone could vote for Democrats, which she described as the "party that's in favor of letting minors chop" off their body parts after left-wing politicians tried to stop the passage of bills banning transgender surgeries on minors.  During the Sirius XM "The Megyn Kelly Show" podcast on Tuesday, the host was speaking with guest conservative radio talk show host Jesse Kelly about New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan signing a bill to "permit minors to access 'cross-gender care' and abortions without parental knowledge or consent."  Jesse talked about his new book "The Anti-Communist Manifesto" and said, "We're not going to share a society and shouldn't share a society with people who believe my 14-year-old son should chop his penis off and pretend he's a woman."

Will The Left Finally Admit It's Driven By Mental Illness?  For decades we've wondered what causes the Democrats and progressives to ignore facts, flog blatantly false narratives, take irrational policy positions, engage in megaphone politics, censor, bully and project their corruption and bad faith onto their opponents.  Could they really be as unbalanced as they appear to be?  Turns out they are.  At least that's what the science says.  And we know how much the left loves its science.  A research paper published in March tells an interesting story.  "Understanding left-wing authoritarianism" explores "relations to the dark personality traits, altruism, and social justice commitment."  In an interview last month with PsyPost, a psychology and neuroscience news website, the authors said they had "introduced a new contribution to the literature on dark personality traits, coining the term dark-ego-vehicle principle."

Will Wokeness Be Our Demise?  People infected with wokeness blame racism, white supremacy, homophobes, misogyny, religion, climate change, capitalism, etc. when things don't go their way.  They insist that a human is a man when biology proves, through DNA, anatomical bone structure, and genitalia she was born with, that the human is female.  And vice versa.  Woke has become a medical industrial money-making vehicle for transgender surgeries and lifelong hormones, starting in early childhood.  Body dysmorphia is a mental condition for which treatment is needed.  Just like anorexia.  Both may be fatal.  The woke want to spread their ideology.  They attempt to control language through invented words and phrases.  They impose rules for others to use:  pronouns, of their choice, for example.  If the pronouns they claim are not obeyed to their satisfaction, they may threaten violence due to trigger words, which they call verbal violence.  Or they may announce that someone hurt their feelings, and that person is therefore evil.

Navy Secretary Touts Ships as 'Beacons' for 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion'.  The Navy Secretary touted its ships as "beacons in every port of call" for "diversity, equity, and inclusion," in a message to the force celebrating Pride Month.  In the message to the force, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro highlighted Harvey Milk, the first openly-gay candidate to be elected to state office in California, who was also a lieutenant junior grade.  In 2016, then-Navy Secretary Ray Mabus named a ship after Milk. [...] "Diversity, equity, and inclusion," or DEI, has become a term encapsulating programs and trainings based on critical race theory, which has its roots in Marxism, according to Christopher Rufo, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

[Here are] All The Major Clothing Brands Selling Pride Outfits To Toddlers And Kids This Month.  Major clothing brands are kicking off Pride Month with LGBT-themed clothing marketed to children and toddlers, despite backlash against Target's Pride collection for children.  Target has lost $9 billion in market value in just one week after announcing a Pride collection that features LGBT-themed clothing for children, as well as a chest binding swim top and "tuck-friendly" bathing suit.  Although some stores have relocated their Pride displays, Target CEO Brian Cornell has stood by the company's commitment to transgenderism, calling the backlash against the clothing collection "gut-wrenching."  But Target is not the only iconic American clothing company offering Pride-themed clothing in June that comes in child, toddler or even infant sizes.

The Culture War Has Moved to a New Phase.  More recently, InBev hired some younger woke American marketing executives who found all this embarrassing.  In their efforts to revamp the Bud Light brand, they engaged Dylan Mulvaney, a famous transgender activist, in a marketing campaign.  As of today, it looks like this move may have forever changed the dynamic between the liberals running most huge American companies and their consumers.  A few things touched a nerve with the Bud Light/Mulvaney incident.  First, Mulvaney isn't just a left-wing political activist.  Mulvaney specialized in marketing to young kids.  Using Barbie dolls and singing songs about being a young girl were squarely in Mulvaney's wheelhouse.  There's something seriously wrong with that; almost any normal person would agree.  Second, soon after the controversy erupted, the beer marketing head who set it off was seen in an online video trashing Bud Light's fratty marketing campaigns of the past and, by direct inference, trashing their very customers.  The Bud Light drinkers of America had had enough.  This was their brand, something that helped define them.  And now the lefties couldn't leave even that alone.  Not only that, but the corporate chieftains didn't care enough about them to stop it.

Conservatives Have Found Their Power.  Americans of most political stripes, but especially with conservatives at the helm, launched significant boycotts of both Bud Light over its partnership with biological male Dylan Mulvaney and Target over its new swimwear line that includes "women's" options made specifically to allow biological men to "tuck" their definingly male features away.  The result:  massive losses for both companies.  Bud Light's reputation has been tanked, with plenty of anecdotal evidence of the boycott's success via photos of untouched rows of the suds in grocery and convenience stores, at sporting events, and pretty much everywhere the beer is sold.  Beyond the photos, there's hard data to prove the success of boycotts against the Anheuser-Busch brand.  At the end of May, Bud Light sales marked their sixth consecutive week of dropping sales.  24-packs of the product are selling for as low as $3.49.  What's more, a promotion to try boosting sales has made Bud Light essentially free (via rebate) in some locations.  All told, Bud Light's now-regrettable decision to celebrate Dylan Mulvaney's first year as a "woman" has cost its parent company some $19 billion after shares dropped roughly 14 percent.

The Party's Over.  The red fascists masquerading as our Democrat political party have obliterated the home of Truman, Kennedy, and LBJ.  What remains is a shell, a Trojan Horse packed full of crazy-eyed warriors prepared at every moment to commit murder and mayhem to advance their power.  There is no polite answer to the armed killer at your door.  In too many places, the police have been depopulated and terrorized.  Our prosecutors have been emasculated and suborned.  Even our armed forces are being hollowed out and rendered unfit for combat.

Stores, Stores Everywhere, and Not a Place to Shop.  Hey, does anyone know if they sell Bud Light at Target?  I need to make a beer run.  But seriously, folks, consumers who are not particularly rainbow-minded will run out of places to shop if this keeps up.  Either more stores are betting on their ESG scores over consumer traffic or people are just getting more attuned to the prevalence of the new normal not only in society but also in retail.  Shoppers can add Kohl's to the list of entities where they would never be caught dead, right behind Bud Light, the Dodgers, and Target.  [Numerous tweets]  Upon hearing the news that Target had joined the rainbow wave with wild abandon, many shoppers heaved a sigh of relief that they could still get the necessities, notions, and noshes they craved at everyone's usual go-to store, Walmart.  But alack and alas, the news has come to light that even that box store behemoth is on the proverbial bandwagon.

Bud Light Just Keeps on Digging.  It's one thing to intentionally create what was arguably the worst marketing decision in history but it's a whole different ballgame when a company doubles and triples down — while simultaneously trying to win back formerly loyal customers who can't stop buying the company's product fast enough.  I'm talking about Bud Light, of course, which has now lost roughly 30 percent in sales since hooking up [no pun intended] with a 26-year-old man pretending to be a teenage girl — Dylan Mulvaney — who first gained notoriety on TikTok, as he chronicled his first "365 days of womanhood." Mulvaney's act is disgusting, yet at least a few folks in the Bud Light marketing department bought it — hook, line, and sinker.  As the boycott against Bud Light grew stronger, and more costly to Anheuser-Busch InBev, the panicked beer maker put out a statement announcing that the Mulvaney fiasco wasn't really a campaign at all, while laughingly saying "only one can" featuring Mulvaney was produced.  Not to nitpick, but who [...] cares if it was one can or a million cans?  The number of cans was irrelevant.  The fact that Bud Light risked decades and countless millions of dollars building brand loyalty, only to throw it away in the name of "woke," not to mention, via the Mulvaney character, was insane.

Disney blasted for allowing mustachioed employee to wear dress, makeup.  Conservative critics are once again slamming Disney for shoving "woke" agendas down the throats of children — this time by allowing an apparently male employee to wear a costume dress and makeup.  A viral video — which has racked up nearly 7 million views on TikTok — shows the mustachioed "Fairy Godmother's Apprentice" welcoming a young girl at Disneyland's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Anaheim, California.  "So, my name is Nick, I am one of the Fairy Godmother's Apprentices," said the employee, who's seen wearing blue and purple eyeshadow to match their uniform dress.  "I'm here to shop you around and make all your selections for the day."

Why not?  There's nothing left to lose.
Bud Light To Sponsor Pride Parades Despite Ongoing Boycott.  Bud Light and its parent company Anheuser-Busch are sponsoring at least three different upcoming Pride events despite backlash over the partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, a social media influencer who identifies as transgender.  Bud Light is listed as a sponsor on the Cincinnati Pride Parade website.  Planned Parenthood and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, which medically transitions minors, are both also listed.  Meanwhile, in St. Louis, Missouri, where Anheuser-Busch is headquartered, the company is listed as the presenting sponsor of the St. Louis Pride Parade.  A sponsorship packet explains that there are only four "presenting sponsor" slots available.  The "Rainbow" sponsorship tier, located below the "presenting sponsor" tier, requires entities to pay $25,000.  Bud Light is also listed as a "Diamond Sponsor" of Stonewall Columbus, which organizes and hosts the annual Columbus, Ohio, Pride Parade.  The "diamond" sponsorship tier requires companies to donate $20,000, a document from the organization specifies.

Left-wing extremism linked to psychopathy and narcissism: study.  Left-wing extremism is linked to toxic, psychopathic tendencies and narcissism, according to a new study published to the peer-reviewed journal Current Psychology.  "Based on existing research, we expected individuals with higher levels of left-wing authoritarianism to also report higher levels of narcissism," the authors wrote.  As result of the new data, study authors Ann Krispenz and Alex Bertrams have coined a new term for such psychological behavior: the "dark-ego-vehicle principle."  "According to this principle, individuals with dark personalities — such as high narcissistic and psychopathic traits — are attracted to certain forms of political and social activism which they can use as a vehicle to satisfy their own ego-focused needs instead of actually aiming at social justice and equality," they told PsyPost.

Corporate America Has Launched A Religious War.  It's Time To Choose Your Side.  Bud Light enlists a trans ladyface minstrel to sell beer.  Target hires a trans Satanist to design LGBT clothes for kids and starts selling "binding" and "tucking" swimwear.  North Face launches a marketing campaign featuring a creepy drag performer hocking LGBT gear to children ages 2 to 7.  The Los Angeles Dodgers gives an award to a demonic hate group whose sole purpose is to blaspheme and profane the Catholic faith.  All this, and June "pride month" hasn't even begun.  What's happening?  Why did so many major corporate brands decide to go all-in on promoting an aggressive, radical LGBT agenda that just a few years ago would have been considered totally unacceptable in civil society?  Is this a psy-op?  Is it real?  What happens next?  The short answer to these questions is that we've entered a new phase of the culture war, and in some ways have transcended "the culture war" completely.  What we're in now is better described as a religious war — one that's been launched by corporate America against all of us, and therefore demands we all choose sides.

How to Destroy a People.  Wokeness is not about "rights" — it is about favoritism on a colossal scale.  It is about transforming America into a Marxist totalitarian state based on a coalition of groups antagonistic to traditional American identity.  And so, ultimately, it is about destroying America as we have known it for over 200 years.  The special consideration that these groups demand comes at the expense of ordinary citizens — those decent, hardworking, family-oriented citizens who now find themselves forced to the back of the bus.  Ordinary Americans pay the higher taxes necessary to fund the privileges that marginal groups now claim; ordinary folks are expected to nod in agreement as their children are subjected to woke brainwashing; ordinary people are told they must swallow the idea that the needs of homosexuals, transgenders, transvestites, criminals, illegal aliens, environmentalist radicals, communists, atheists, and anarchists come first — in education, hiring, culture, politics, and the news.  There is little space or funding left for everyday Americans, who are told that they are less important and "outdated" and even "hate-filled" just because of their noble beliefs in Christianity, self-responsibility, decency, and goodness.

America's Dangerous Shortage Of Free Thinkers.  Our country has become a conformist society where free expression is rewarded with the swing of a truncheon.  We're on a road that leads to repression, and we are not far from the destination.  This nation owes its existence and its never-seen-before prosperity to free thinkers.  The founders were men of the enlightenment.  They stand in stark contrast to our ruling class of today, a corrupt and depraved cabal of politicians, state media, institutional leaders, militant activists and corporate executives that is hurtling us into an era of darkness.  In the 2020s, the only "truth" is what the narrative, invariably fabricated by the worst people who have ever held power and influence in this country's history, says it is.  We see those yard signs, the ones that proclaim their occupants' unwavering grand tolerance and thirst for diversity.  But we know that those who put up those signs are the most intolerant, limited thinkers among us.  They don't believe in diversity of thought.  Their objective is to force conformity to their way of thinking while immodestly displaying their superior virtue.

Fetterman Staffer Caught Sharing List of 'Puppet' Journalists.  Fetterman special assistant Luke Borwegan cites MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough, "Pod Save America" hosts and former New York Times reporter Kara Swisher as his "puppets."  [The next paragraph is omitted for brevity, and also because it's full of F-bombs.]  "I only pick reporters who we know will paint the narrative the way we want," he continued.  "So it's like, when John checks himself in for depression, we tell one reporter in particular because they will hit the facts that we want them to."  "They're just like puppets, though," Borwegan said.  And if that wasn't bad enough, Borwegan shares that Fetterman supports "overturning the Second Amendment."

Only four Democrats have this much common sense.
Four House Democrats join Republicans to save the truckers.  Save the truckers!  Save the supply chain, too.  The Biden administration's goal of eliminating gas-powered trucks hit a speed bump Tuesday when four House Democrats crossed party lines and voted with Republicans to pass a resolution to reject a Biden administration environmental regulation that targets heavy-duty vehicle tailpipe emissions.  The resolution was introduced by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) as a companion bill in April to one that Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican from Nebraska, introduced in the Senate two months earlier.  The vote was 221-203.  Nehls is a member of the Transportation Committee's Highways and Transit subcommittee.  Nehls said Washington bureaucrats are on a climate justice crusade.  Biden's EPA is out of control.

Men's Health says men might be "gynosexual" if they are attracted to women.  Or, you know, just normal men.  Permit me to introduce you to the latest in intersectional gender trans bingo: The "gynosexual."  The number of actual sexes has kind of been fixed at two for a while (not "gender," that's a grammar term), and you'd think it would be hard to come up with all that many combinations and permutations when dealing with only two, but why should reality be an impediment to your delusions?

'Special assistant' to John Fetterman brags about media 'puppets' and the senator's duplicity.  On Tuesday night, James O'Keefe released the footage from his latest sting, and it's just as embarrassing and [scathing] as you'd expect.  Luke Borwegan, special assistant to Pennsylvania's John Fetterman, got caught running his mouth about the senator's two-faced politicking and the media's willingness to collude with and uphold a system of propagandism. [...] Now, it's not like we weren't aware that the mainstream media is nothing more than an extension of the Democrat party, and that party and its most high-profile ideologues hate America, her citizens, and her heritage, but it's always surreal to hear it out loud.  What's even more surreal though, is that the media manipulation about which Borwegan boasted, actually works; I'm utterly guilty of diminishing the influence the media has on the American public.

Dodgers Re-Invite Anti-Catholic Drag Group To Pride Night, Issue Apology to LGBTQ+ Community.  After "much thoughtful feedback from Los Angeles' diverse communities" the Dodgers have decided to re-invite the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to its 10th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night.  They also issued an apology to the drag group, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and their friends and families.  The decision to reincorporate the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence comes less than seven days after the team chose to remove the group from the event.  Los Angeles was initially set to give the group an award as part of its Pride Night celebration.  The "Sisters" of Perpetual Indulgence use "go and sin some more" as their motto, and frequently dress as Jesus, Mary and other religious figures.

Harris-Harvard poll: liberal corporate media is radically out of touch with the views of Americans.  It's not just that corporate media rejects Americans' views.  They don't permit those views to be heard.  To start:  Majorities of Americans say it's *false* that Trump colluded with Russia.  The the Steele Dossier is also "false."  In other words, they view the story the US media aggressively centered for 3 years as a hoax and a fraud, yet NBC and CNN won't even air this view.  Americans also believe that the materials on the Hunter Biden laptop are real, and are not and never were "Russian disinformation."  So again, Americans view the claim that the US corporate media and CIA spread for weeks before the 2020 election — to help Biden win — as a fraud.  Majorties of Americans also believe:
  •   Hunter Biden engaged in criminal influence peddling using his father's name.
  •   The FBI is not investigating these crimes.
  •   Joe Biden participated in Hunter's illegal influence peddling and profiteering schemes.

Anheuser-Busch, Bud Light's Parent Company Pledged to Purge Its White Male Employees in This Promo Video.  Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, has pledged to purge its white, male employees in an effort to have a "more diverse and inclusive environment," according to footage found on the company's website.  The company has seen its sales collapse since the disastrous Dylan Mulvaney advertisement campaign which wiped billions off the firm's value, and chased millions of customers away.  In the video, one employee of Anheuser-Busch explains, "we're still 40 percent women, and 60 percent men, still predominantly white:  so there's still work to be done."  The "work" to be "done" is apparently replacing white male workers with alternatives.  [Video clip]

What Is Wrong With These People?  Imagine literally being upset about your state government preventing you from physically removing the genitals from your minor child.  It's difficult to do, I know, because the very idea of butchering the body of a child is foreign to you, but there are a lot of people wildly upset by just that idea.  Just as there is a slice of the public, small as it is, demanding Bud Light completely destroys itself in the name of "tolerance." Then there are the wealthy white liberals who, as if it were a sexual fetish of theirs, demand they and their children, and by extension everyone's children, be indoctrinated into the idea that they are responsible for things done by people who aren't them that happened long before they were born.  You really have to wonder what [...] is wrong with these people.

Karine Jean-Pierre slams bans on trans treatment for minors: 'These are our kids, they belong to all of us'.  While appearing at the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre insisted that trans kids are "our kids" and "belong to all of us" in response to what she called "anti-LGBTQ+ legislation."  Speaking with the website Jezebel at the event on Saturday, Jean-Pierre, who identifies as "queer," talked about the importance of representation and visibility for young people.  She also insisted that there needed to be more moments to "call out" Republican legislation for the sake of trans children.  "There are more than 600 pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation out there.  A few hundred of them are anti-trans community, and that matters because we have to call that out.  And we've never seen this level.  It's historic in the number of pieces of legislation," she said.

Disturbing Democrat Trans Cult Thinks It Owns Your Children.  Despite the very public pushback against them in recent years, the predatory Democrat Trans Cult is still in full force, mobilized, and coming for your children.  These people are relentless and operating under the mistaken impression that they're compassionate.  The coastal bubble Dems are all on board with the push to normalize conversations about sexuality between 8-year-olds and any random adults they interact with during the day at school.  In their telling of the story, every other third-grader in America is trapped in the wrong body and agonizing to be liberated by a compassionate public educator.  This is just one more thing that was made worse by the evil touch of Hillary Clinton.  Ever since Granny Maojackets published It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us back in the '90s, Democrats have felt justified in claiming that parents really can't handle raising their own children and that such things should be left up to the nation's teachers.

Why Are There so Many Militant Democrats?  For many years I have pondered why there are so many militant "ground troop" Democrats.  These are the local people who constantly fight for liberal causes and are perpetually miserable as has been observed and discussed by many authors, citing just one here, but any internet search will reveal dozens more.  These are the white people who contribute to BLM and march in their protests.  These are the transgender activists (and probably not transgender themselves) who assaulted NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines when she spoke out opposing the inclusion of transgender athletes in women's sports.  I differentiate these people from elected Democrats who have figured out how to "game" the system and obtain great wealth by assuming a liberal stance.  Do they really believe the socialist propaganda that they espouse?

Is Sanity Returning?  I'm referring to the firestorm rejection consumers are giving to Anheuser-Busch (AB), specifically to buying and drinking Bud Lite. [...] AB's executives, Hollywood celebs, academia, TV networks, Big Media, Big Tech, most large corporations, and most government agencies have collectively decided they know what's best for you, know exactly what you need, and have proceeded to shove it down our throats while forcing their political insanity onto society.  You must hate President Trump — Check; every TV network and celebrity continually echoes that mantra.  We will teach racist ideology to your children, and you'll learn to love it — Check; Democrat-controlled school boards cram Critical Race Theory (CRT) into every school curriculum.  Demand gun control/gun confiscation — Check; every mass-shooting is not because the shooter is deranged or mentally ill; no, it's the gun's fault and Dems demand guns be confiscated.  Americans must have and support open borders to flood the country with illegals and change the voter base — Check; Biden and Dems have refused to control the border, resulting in five million (but who's counting) illegals in slightly over two years (thanks, Joe).  America needs a weakened military more focused on White rage than defeating our enemies — Check; all service branches are struggling to recruit new members.  So, given the large numbers of idiotic, woke businesses and lunatic government/military agendas, Anheuser-Busch managed to outstupid them all.  AB used a girly-man transgender to advertise Bud Lite (BL) to the average working man.

Disney+ Subscriptions Plummet by 4 Million as Studio Keeps Pushing Transgender, Drag Queen Content.  Disney+ subscriptions experienced a steep drop off during the first three months of 2023, with the woke streaming service losing a whopping 4 million customers globally.  Overall, Disney's streaming business continues to bleed money with no sign of profitability in sight.  While most of the Disney+ losses resulted from the end of the Hotstar deal in India, the streamer posted an unexpected loss of 300,000 subscribers in the U.S. and Canada as more consumers wake up to Disney's relentless push of transgender and drag queen content in its entertainment for children.

It's the Bud Light of churches.
193 Parishes Ditch the United Methodist Church.  I've told this story before, but it bears repeating here.  Once upon a time, I wanted to be an Episcopal priest.  The diocese in which I was living rejected me.  In retrospect, I probably would have made a rotten minister, so that choice in and of itself was probably not the worst decision anyone has ever made.  But as it turned out that my spiritual fitness was not in question.  For a few weeks after being rejected, I was depressed.  Ordination had been something I had wanted since college.  But one Sunday, an older "supply," or substitute priest, took me aside and told me not to take it personally.  I found that to be a little glib.  After all, I had been told I was unworthy to serve God, and that's the kind of thing someone takes personally.  But he continued, "Right now, the diocese is not accepting straight, white men for the ordination process.  But if you hang in there, you might have a chance in a few years or so."

The government doesn't want to talk about your actual concerns.  Gallup periodically asks Americans to declare what they think is "the most important problem facing the country today."  Rather than offering multiple choice answers, they leave it open for respondents to say whatever they like, matching the answers to a number of related categories. [...] ["]The single most common answer was "the government," or "poor leadership," at 18 percent.  Fourteen percent said the economy in general, and 9 percent said inflation or high cost of living.["] [...] Keep that list in mind and consider what news stories are generating the most buzz in the media.  Then consider what the President and congressional leaders are spending their time talking about.  We are repeatedly assured that some sort of "transgender genocide" is going on and we should all be fighting about transgender issues. [...] We're told that the country simply can't move forward without addressing systemic racism and reparations.

Karine, Kamala and the Killers.  "Our hearts go out to the trans community as they are under attack right now."  That was Biden White House press secretary Karine Saint-Pierre, several days after Audrey Hale murdered Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, Mike Hill, 61, William Kinney, 9, Katherine Koonce, 60, Cynthia Peak, 61, and Hallie Scruggs, nine years old and the daughter of Covenant Presbyterian pastor Chad Scruggs.  By any standard, this mass murder, committed in the run-up to "Trans Vengeance Day," was an act of terrorism.  Biden press secretary Karine Saint-Pierre did not name or condemn Audrey Hale, a woman who thought she was a man.

The Hellscape of the Administrative State Functionary.  Let's be clear here, they created that debt, for promising to solve problems and then not solving them.  Everything they do fails.  Their media is only working because they censor and subsidize, but every week, another propaganda outfit bites the dust.  That's why they are miserable. [...] Our new class of monster reductionists, who get all their prestige and money from delimiting the lives of others, have been living under a tsunami of threat ever since Trump and Brexit, or as it is known, "the worst decisions ever made".  This requires that all future elections be stolen.  It is impressive how lockstep they remain.

The Left Is Making Terrorism by Criminals the Norm.  Recent events are further demonstrating with undeniable clarity what many of us have been pointing out for years:  That the Left will not be satiated with mere electoral wins or political dominance; they will not constrain themselves to "traditional," mainstream American political tactics.  On the contrary: The Left is not only capable and willing, but all too eager to use terrorism as its standard political tactic.  Ultimately, leftists not only want to win elections, but want to see us dead.  This is more than apparent in light of the leftist response to recent high-profile killings.  Following the death of black man Jordan Neely after being restrained in a chokehold by a Marine for threatening passengers on a New York City subway, the reaction from the Left was to immediately paint this as another instance of racism against blacks.  Forget the dozens of charges, including for attempted kidnapping of a minor, that Neely had accumulated throughout his life.  Forget the fact that he could easily have harmed any of the passengers on board the subway if not for the Marine's intervention.  For leftist politicians and their allies in the mainstream media, the most important thing is that Neely, more than a decade ago, impersonated Michael Jackson.

NY Governor says there's no right to self-defense.  It's hard to find any other interpretation of Gov. Kathy Hochul's latest statement about the death of Jordan Neely; the mentally disturbed New York man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a Marine veteran on a NYC subway after allegedly threatening passengers.  Hochul's been taking heat from progressive activists for not immediately condemning the veteran and convicting him in the court of public opinion, as well as for her first statement after the incident, in which she vaguely spoke about "consequences for behavior".  It was unclear whether Hochul was talking about Neely or the veteran, but in her attempt to clarify her earlier remarks she also made it clear that she doesn't think self-defense is ever justified.

Women's Clothing Brand Anthropologie Features Male Model, Gets Slammed by Customers.  Women's clothing brand Anthropologie posted an ad Thursday featuring a male model clad in dresses to its Instagram account.  The company ended up disabling the comment section for the post after its customers slammed the brand, vowing to never purchase Anthropologie products again.

A Grand Alliance to Overcome the Elite Betrayal of America.  Instead of Western democracies uniting with Communist Russia to fight the fascist dictatorships, we have merely to unite a critical mass of Americans who want to save their nation from an elite that has declared war on their way of life and their future.  This isn't as hard as it seems for two reasons.  First, because most Americans don't want to live in a degenerate culture.  They don't want to live in a culture that has devolved to cater to society's lowest, most abnormal, deviant, hedonistic, psychotic, sociopathic, dishonest, crooked, lazy, defiant, bizarre, militant cohorts of individuals, regardless of the fact they've become politically organized and demand equality of outcome in every imaginable context.  Most Americans understand the inherent necessity and benefits of nuclear families, hard work, and immutable standards for achievement and recognition.  There is a deep, latent unity among Americans.

Bar Patrons Standing for National Anthem Sparks Outrage: 'The Most Dangerous Situation'.  At Rainbow Oaks Restaurant — just an hour outside of San Diego — a TikTok user shared that she had faced the most "dangerous" situation she had ever been in.  At noon, while she was eating her stack of pancakes, about a dozen people stood up for the Star-Spangled Banner being played on the bar's TVs.  As first reported by Fox News, the TikTok user who goes by the screen name @Paulinaappa_0 recorded the patriotic display and included the caption:  "By far the most dangerous situation I've ever been in #godblessamerica #getout #illegal #whitepeoplethings."

The Editor says...
If that's the most dangerous situation you've ever been in, you've had a wonderful life.  If you are so easily frightened by our National Anthem (of which there is only one), you should not vote.

National Anthem Sung at Restaurant Sends Wokesters into Paroxysms of Fear.  A viral TikTok video of Southern California restaurant customers standing and singing the Star-Spangled Banner caused many America-hating trolls to post how triggered they were, writing things like "this seems like a horror movie" and "I would be scared for my life."  The seemingly unremarkable footage is only 14 seconds long but has over 3.5 million views and almost 600,000 likes as of this writing.  The account holder, @paulinappa_0, captioned the post with the ridiculous statement, "By far the most dangerous situation I've ever been in."  If that's true, she must not have ever left her house.  She also added the tags #godblessamerica #getout #illegal #whitepeoplethings.

First, Posit a Counter-Factual....  One of the hallmarks of Leftist methodology is to assert blatant falsehoods as real and then act on them — with the fierce urgency of now! — as if they were true.  At first dismissed as too absurd to take seriously, this approach has proven highly successful.  The triumph of relativism and the concomitant loss of belief in even the most fundamental verities has resulted in the complete emasculation of the culture — and don't expect newly defeminized women to take up the slack.  The Left's squadrons of vicious, shameless lawyers take as their operating principle:  "we can make the argument that...," the argument being wholly imaginary.  But who's to call them on it?  They may win some and lose some, but every win goes in the permanent win column and every loss can always be relitigated later.  And they're getting bolder.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Testifies It's Better to Get Rid of Jobs in USA, Live in Poverty and Save the Planet.  Around 15 years ago CTH outlined the inclusive goal of the progressive movement, modern Democrats as they were evolving, was to deconstruct the U.S. economic system so that Americans would be forced to live in government-controlled poverty.  Essentially reduced to circling a campfire, eating sustainable algae cakes and picking parasites off our family members.  Most people understandably scoffed and said we were being hyperbolic.  However, what we were highlighting was the natural conclusion of a visible ideology and set of policies.  The modern democrat ideology is based on a worldview that feudalism is superior, and Democrats are elite in their global magnanimity (defined as their virtuous self image).  Fast forward a decade+ later, and there is Joe Biden's Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, explaining why it is better for the health of the planet if Americans lose their jobs, lose their economic sustainability, starve in feudal poverty, as the virtuous government ships all the dirty jobs to China and retains their clean pro-climate agenda.  In Haaland's defense, it should be noted that this has been the policy of Canada for quite a while.

The Editor says...
Before you wreck the U.S. economy to "save the planet," I have a few questions:  How do you know your actions will prevent anything?  How do you know climate change isn't inevitable?  How do you know carbon dioxide is harmful?  How many environmental disaster predictions have come to pass in the last 50 years?  Shouldn't the primary goal of the Executive Branch be to assure that the United States thrives even when no other country does?

Bud Light's Demise at the Hands of Credentialed Woke Millennials.  Early in my professional career, an experienced colleague shared with me a bit of advice. [...] It is the golden rule in business, for which there are no exceptions or substitutes, and it can be summed up in three short words:  know your customer.  Yet this lesson apparently isn't taught at The Wharton School of Finance, where Bud Light marketing VP Alissa Heinerscheid earned a Master of Business Administration degree, and where tuition and supplies alone will run you $250K for its two-year MBA program.  Under her leadership and direction, the brand has been irreparably destroyed for the simple reason that she believed herself to have a mandate to sell the customers what she wanted to sell them rather than give them what they would want to buy.

Conservatives Lost the Culture War and the Trump Agenda Is the Only Path Forward.  Immigration, trade, war, and crime.  Being right on these four issues propelled Donald Trump to the presidency in 2016 against all odds.  The intervening seven years have changed nothing.  The only way a candidate from the Right can possibly win the presidency in 2024 is by campaigning on limiting immigration (build the wall), increasing tariffs, getting out of Ukraine, and restoring law and order (especially in regards to elections and the opioid crisis).  These are the core issues for the center-Right coalition needed to win national elections.  No supposedly conservative politician with aspiration for higher office should ever make any public statement without hammering at least one of these points.  Journalist asks about Social Security?  Talk about why we need to stop giving money to Volodymyr Zelenskyy.  Democratic opponent brings up climate change?  Talk about why we need to build the wall and make Mexico pay for it.

The Editor says...
No.  Changing the subject is what Socialist Democrats do when they're losing an argument.  If your baby-killing Democrat opponent brings up climate change, make him prove that carbon dioxide is harmful (it isn't), and that the polar ice caps are melting (they aren't), and the sea level is rising so fast that millions of people will have to move in a few years (nope, just look a New Orleans).  Ask your Socialist opponent if he arrived at the debate in an electric car.  Probably not, but if so, ask him if he knows about the little kids who work in lithium mines to make the batteries for electric cars.  Whatever the subject, beat them down with indisputable facts.  Win the debate.  The Socialists are not your friends.  They are wrong about everything, so there is no need to change the subject.

What leftist insurrection?  Nothing to see here!  Gallup found that 46% of state government employees identify as Democrat and 24% as Republican, the rest as independent (most likely to conceal partisanship).  Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter employees and leadership donate almost exclusively to Democrats.  In the 2022 midterms, Twitter employees donated 99% to Democrats.  The NEA teachers' union in 2020-2021 donated $374 [million] to political — i.e., Democrat — causes, making 32% of its expenditures.  Nine percent of its support went to direct assistance for its members.  It is quite apparent that the left comprises half the electorate, progressive politicians, the federal bureaucracy, the media, and the education system.

What is a Democrat?  I am a Democrat, and I think you, as an average American, are an idiot.  You let me get away with everything.  I can tell you I'm going to do something unethical, criminal, unconstitutional, or unprecedented, and you seldom try to stop me, or call me out on it.  I control the news cycle and my loyal press puppets repeat whatever I say without question.  Every time you get any attention complaining about me, I just do something else to distract and reset the news again.  I write most of the news by feeding the talking points to my puppets.  Haven't you seen the video proof?  I also rewrite history by simple repetition.  "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."  That's what I do.  I lie big, loud, often and repeatedly to accuse you of any variety of unspeakable things, most of which I'm doing myself.  If you challenge me, I'll ruin you.  I'll make up a lie, then release the puppets.  Maybe I'll make a call to your employer, or your local prosecutor's office.  Either way, you'll be too busy to bother me again.  Just ask Michael Flynn how it works.

Employers reveal why Gen Z is the hardest generation to work with.  Despite many of them having only just entered the workforce, Generation Z — those born from 1997 onwards — is already getting a bad rap at the office.  According to a recent survey of 1,300 managers, three out of four agree that Gen Z is harder to work with than other generations — so much so that 65% of employers said they have to fire them more often.  One in eight have let go of a Gen Zer less than one week after their start date, the study found.  The results ring true with managers across the US and in various industries, who report that young hires have been difficult to deal with, particularly when it comes to language.

What is a Democrat?  I am a Democrat, and I think you, as an average American, are an idiot.  You let me get away with everything.  I can tell you I'm going to do something unethical, criminal, unconstitutional, or unprecedented, and you seldom try to stop me, or call me out on it.  I control the news cycle and my loyal press puppets repeat whatever I say without question.  Every time you get any attention complaining about me, I just do something else to distract and reset the news again.  I write most of the news by feeding the talking points to my puppets.  Haven't you seen the video proof?  I also rewrite history by simple repetition.  "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."  That's what I do.  I lie big, loud, often and repeatedly to accuse you of any variety of unspeakable things, most of which I'm doing myself.  If you challenge me, I'll ruin you.  I'll make up a lie, then release the puppets.  Maybe I'll make a call to your employer, or your local prosecutor's office.  Either way, you'll be too busy to bother me again.  Just ask Michael Flynn how it works.

You can't win if you don't fight.  The firing of the elitist woman marketer behind the Dylan Mulvaney can of Bud Light came on Friday night, a week too late to save the brand.  Bud then fired the fellow who hired her.  Get woke, go broke struck again.  Rasmussen Reports found 54% of Americans support the Beer Barrel Boycott.  That includes the 40% of beer drinkers who won't buy Bud Light again.  The departure of the marketer comes after a week of liberals assuring us that those silly conservatives won't hurt Bud Light. [...] The 30% drop had nothing to do with the boycott?  That's like saying the bucket of water had nothing to do with the Wicked Witch of the West's meltdown.  But experts say.  Experts also told us the vaccine would stop the spread of covid.  CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told Congress last week the vaccines don't stop the transmission of covid.  Say, I'm beginning to believe everything in Washington is not on the up-and-up.

When They Say 'Made for Modern Audiences,' This Is Who They Mean.  [Scroll down]  Yet, all of these creations that focus on this "modern audience" fail, or at the very least, pave the way for audiences to care less and less about the product in question.  One of the chief examples of this is any products attached to Disney, which has so embedded itself with leftist messaging that every single one of its brands is bleeding fans.  The issue has gotten so bad that Disney was forced to eliminate thousands of jobs, including one of its top executives.  But a more recent and viral example is Bud Light.  After taking on transgender influencer and activist Dylan Mulvaney as one of its representatives, Anheuser-Busch suffered a blowback unlike any beer has in recent history. [...] The "modern audience" is themselves.  That's who they're making these things for.  They're so high on their own supply that they believe the very core of any product is worth ignoring, and in fact, worthy of disdain.  They feel they can escort in a new generation of people just like them through normalization.

Bed Bath & Beyond files for bankruptcy after sales collapse dooms home retailer.  Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday after a years-long decline in sales doomed the home goods retailer.  In a statement on Sunday [4/23/2023], the company said its Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY stores will remain open "as the Company begins its efforts to effectuate the closure of its retail locations."  Sixth Street will provide the company with $240 million in debtor-in-possession financing, which will allow the company to continue operations during its wind-down process.

The Editor says...
Bed Bath & Beyond went broke after alienating Trump voters [1] and after discontinuing the sale of MyPillow products for political reasons.  [2] [3]

Republicans Wide-Open Door to Win in 2024.  Democrats have left the back door off the hinges with working-class, middle-class, and even suburban voters as they have morphed into the party of the front-door rich and elite.  Their policies increasingly reflect this new dynamic and, media tropes aside, Republicans can pounce on this wide-open opportunity with aggressive, disciplined messaging encompassing plenty of strategic punching back.  The media is working overtime to bury this truth about the Democratic Party, but with every election, the Republican Party is becoming the de facto party of the middle class, working class, and working minorities, while the Democratic Party is increasingly the party of wealthy white elites.

Just When Dem Debates Would Have Been Interesting, DNC Says There Will Be No Debates.  Well, this is disappointing news.  The Washington Post reported Thursday that "the national Democratic Party has said it will support Biden's reelection, and it has no plans to sponsor primary debates."  It's understandable:  the Dems have a president, of sorts, and so they're counting on the power of incumbency to help their superannuated kleptocrat get over the top again.  However, it's also immensely disappointing, because after years and years of Democratic presidential debates being dreary displays of candidates trying to out-socialist one another, 2024 Democratic primary debates would have actually had something to offer.  Biden has two challengers, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson.  When Kennedy announced his candidacy on Wednesday, USA Today reported that RFK immediately had the "support of 14% of voters who backed President Joe Biden in 2020," according to a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll.  Williamson had 5%, and another 13% were undecided.

Ted Cruz Spills the Tea on Backroom Democrat Campaign to Replace Dianne Feinstein.  When last we left you on the subject, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) was explaining as only he can how the claims from Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) about how they allegedly can't get judicial nominees through the Judiciary Committee due to Feinstein's prolonged absence while battling the shingles virus just isn't true.  The "handful" Kennedy says Republicans on the committee won't let through "are from the loon wing of the Democratic party."  In classic fashion, Kennedy also noted that Biden's more radical nominees apparently think the U.S. Constitution is a battleship and maybe obtained "their law license from Costco."  "And Sen. Feinstein's absence stops Sen. Durbin from ramming those nominees through," Kennedy went on to say.

White House: 'Bizarre' That House Republicans Want Billions of Unspent COVID Funds Returned to Treasury.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Friday it was "bizarre" that House Republicans want to rescind unobligated coronavirus aid funds to the Treasury Department.  Fifty to sixty billion dollars in coronavirus taxpayer funds are unspent, according to FreedomWorks.  President Joe Biden suspended the coronavirus national emergency in April.  "Would he [Biden] be interested in reviewing whether there is some of that [COVID] money that could be returned to Treasury?" a reporter questioned Jean-Pierre during the White House press briefing.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries Says Men in Women's Sports is an Issue 'That Doesn't Exist'.  House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries claimed today that men in women's sports is an issue 'that doesn't exist.'  He said this after House Republicans passed a bill to protect girls and women in sports with zero votes from Democrats.  The whole country is talking about this issue.  For Jeffries to claim that it doesn't exist is a blatant lie.  [Video clip]  Note how Jeffries talks about 'trans kids' as if that is a totally normal thing.  It isn't.

The Useful Veneer of the Aging Democrat.  This new Democratic Party believes in defunding the police.  It supports the George-Soros-funded state and city district attorneys.  These prosecutors seek either to release violent criminals without bail or reduce their felonies to misdemeanors.  Critical legal and race theories are their creeds.  So they argue that crimes have little to do with individual free will.  Criminals are not deterred by tough enforcement of the laws.  Instead, "crime" reflects arbitrary constructs of a racially oppressive hierarchy.  They believe the "woke" revolution of using race and gender in lieu of a meritocracy should dominate government and corporate boardrooms.  Racial separation in graduations, dorms, and university programs are needed reparations.  Big Tech is their ally.  All the better when it partners with government, especially the FBI and CIA, to suppress "misinformation" and "disinformation."  They believe gender is socially constructed.  Thus transitioning biological males can and should compete in women's sports.

Zero Democrats Vote For House Bill To Protect Women's Sports.  The House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to protect women's sports leagues by banning male athletes who identify as females from competing.  The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023 would amend Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 such that recipients of federal financial assistance which operate sports leagues cannot "permit a person whose sex is male to participate in an athletic program or activity that is designated for women or girls."  The legislation passed with 219 affirmative votes, all of which came from Republicans, and 203 negative votes, all of which came from Democrats.

Fetterman returns to Senate duties and proves himself totally incapable of discharging them.  Senator John Fetterman deserves our compassion for his struggles with the after-effects of his stroke.  But compassion is not a sufficient basis for keeping a seat in the United States Senate in the hands of someone incapable of discharging the duties thereof. [...] But what about compassion for the people of Pennsylvania?  I suppose the response is that they voted for him even when his disability was obvious.  Perhaps so, but thanks to the vast changes on voting — essentially eliminating Election Day in favor of universal absentee voting — many who voted for him had no exposure to his debate performance or other indications of his real health.  Democrats can't wait to be rid of Dianne Feinstein, who is also incapable of performing her duties.  They know that in California, her replacement will be further to the left.  There is no such guarantee in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Governor Josh Shapiro would appoint a replacement who would then run in 2024 for the remainder of Fetterman's term.  In what could be a bad year for Democrats, the GOP could pick up the seat.

John Fetterman Chaired a Senate Subcommittee Hearing, and Could Barely Read His Scripted Remarks.  Two things stood out to me about his comments.  As bad and halting as they were, even with him reading from a script, it might still be better than Joe Biden, who can't even spell "eight."  Imagine when we have to think about that, that both are in such poor condition that they shouldn't be there but the people who claimed to love them let that happen.  They're just being fed things to read at this point.  That's not good for the people of Pennsylvania or the people of this country when we have to consider who is in worse condition.  Yet Sen. Stabenow (D-MI) is just nodding and smiling like a clown, pretending there isn't any problem.

2.6 Million Fled Counties That Voted For Biden.  Last week, we commented on recent population data showing that people have been fleeing urban areas, noting that these are mostly Democratically controlled, and we pointed out that people have also been moving from blue states to red.  But we wanted to go deeper and get more precise numbers.  So, we matched Census net migration data from mid-2020 through mid-2022 for all the nation's 3,000-plus counties (or their equivalents) and compared that with how these counties voted in 2020.  Our working assumption is that the results of the incredibly divisive 2020 election would be a good barometer of the devoutly held political views in those counties.  What we found was striking: There has been a vast migration out of counties that voted for Joe Biden into those counties that voted to reelect Donald Trump.

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Yes, move to Texas if you like, but leave California thinking behind.

All of a sudden, Fetterman is back on the job in the Senate.  As Democrats wrassle with what to do with incapacitated Sen. Dianne Feinstein, suddenly the comparably health-challenged Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania, is well enough to come back to the office, wearing his shorts and hoodie.  [Tweet] [...] Based on the pictures, does this look like a guy who's beaten depression?  He's not exactly coming to work in triumph, all rested and ready, in his best work clothes ready to work. [...] His face looks strained and mirthless.  His physical gestures look forced and exaggerated.  He appears to be someone who remains depressed, given his appearance, which signals he doesn't really care about either himself or the public he should be trying to persuade. [...] He's obviously debilitated, he's obviously not well, and yet he's suddenly back on the job as if nothing ever happened.  Either someone was forcing him into this or he's done it himself, or perhaps both.

Republicans Sound Off After Video of John Fetterman's Return to Senate Go Viral.  Sen. John Fetterman made his return to Congress on Monday afternoon [4/17/2023], but video and photos of his appearance quickly went viral and led to new concerns from Republicans. [...] Fetterman gave his first interview earlier this month after being discharged, sitting down with CBS News, and something about the Pennsylvania Democrat's demeanor immediately became apparent to observers.  "In his first interview since leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center," the Western Journal noted, "Fetterman's inability to keep his eyes forward is an indication that he's constantly reading from a captioning screen, translating interviewer Jane Pauley's questions and possibly even cuing him on his own answers."  It wasn't clear that Fetterman was reading from anything, but he certainly appeared to be averting his gaze toward his right side as if to be looking at something.  [Video clip]

John Fetterman's First Subcommittee Hearing: A Train Wreck in Slow Motion.  Senator John Fetterman (D-Pa.) has finally returned to Capitol Hill, having spent most of his tenure as a U.S. senator at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center being treated for clinical depression.  Fetterman was discharged on March 31.  While it's good that he's progressed with mental health issues, we haven't forgotten about the lingering cognitive impairments that became a major issue of the campaign, as it was clear to anyone that this man wasn't fit to serve in the U.S. Senate. [...] Video from the hearing is difficult to watch.  We all know much of these hearings are scripted, but Fetterman sounds like he's reading from his prepared remarks for the first time and doesn't seem to understand what he's saying.  I'd feel bad for him if it wasn't his fault he was in this position in the first place.

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At least he's not dead, which I was willing to believe just a few weeks ago.

Even the Lying Democrats Can't Play Make-Believe Forever About Fetterman.  A quick look around at what's going on in Washington reveals that the Democrats aren't a really healthy group of people. [...] The Fetterman case is one of the more baffling ones I've ever seen, and I've witnessed all sorts of bottom-feeding antics from the Democrats ever since I first began my journey as a conservative activist almost 40 years ago.  The Democrats were so desperate to flip a longtime Republican seat that they went all in on a recovering stroke victim.  If Fetterman had any decent human beings around him, they would have encouraged him to focus on his health and make sure that he completely recovered.  Unfortunately for him, he was surrounded by Democrats.

Tim Kaine: It's OK For The FBI To Put Informants In Churches.  Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine gave the FBI his approval to investigate Catholic parishes in his own state on Monday.  When asked by a local ABC affiliate about the FBI's Richmond division infiltrating Catholic communities to spy on the church for alleged extremism, Kaine called the revelations a misunderstanding.  "I think the key is communication," Kaine told ABC13.  "If the FBI has a concern like that, then go to the church leaders and say, 'Hey look, we have a concern and we don't want your members to get unwittingly caught up in something.'"  Former FBI Special Agent Kyle Seraphin blew the whistle on the agency's Richmond office investigating the Catholic Church with undercover informants in February.  The FBI, Seraphin wrote, "would like to protect Virginians from the threat of 'white supremacy,' which it believes has found a home within Catholics who prefer the Latin Mass."  "The document assesses with 'high confidence' the FBI can mitigate the threat of Radical-Traditionalist Catholics by recruiting sources within the Catholic Church," Seraphin warned.

The Revenge of Moriarty.  [Scroll down]  But there are real men, and they've had enough.  Their backlash against Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light for disrespecting them, and women, in favor of a freakish clown has been so furious, the woke corporation doesn't know what hit it.  In the two weeks since the Mulvaney tribute, shares of the Bud Light parent company have dropped nearly four percent from $132.8 billion to $127.13 billion.  In a desperate attempt at damage control, the company has rushed out a new patriotic, manly ad featuring horses and the "spirit of America."  Because their executives still think men are stupid and easily distracted by a shiny object.

He looks like a slob because that's what he is.
Dazed and Confused Fetterman Returns to Capitol Hill After 2-Month Absence Looking Like a Slob.  Democrat Senator John Fetterman (PA) on Monday returned to Capitol Hill looking disheveled and confused after a prolonged absence during which he received treatment for severe depression.  Fetterman, 53, spent two months at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center receiving treatment for clinical depression.  The dazed and confused Senator looked like a slob as he arrived to Capitol Hill.  This is the same guy who was supposedly sponsoring bills from a psych ward.

Progressives [are] Not Interested in the Good of the Country.  Progressives, be they politicians, the rabid rank-and-file voter or the embarrassingly biased legacy media, are light-years removed from caring about the overriding good of the country.  They care only about grabbing and retaining power, by any means necessary.  Whether it's rigging elections, pandering to fringe voting blocs, lying outright about economic and foreign policy issues, rewriting history, turning every single negative domestic occurrence (train derailments, school shootings, severe weather, product shortages, etc.) into an anti-Republican cudgel, progressives always look to gain political advantage and put their opposition in a negative light.  What's best for the country as a whole is never a consideration for them.

The Business of Wokeness is Bad Business.  A couple of weeks ago, millions of Americans awoke to news that Bud Light had sponsored Dylan Mulvaney, a man who has become famous by pretending to be a ditzy teenage girl.  Suddenly, if you bought a Bud Light, you found yourself financing and promoting the radical transgender ideology that demands that chemical castration and surgical mutilation be normalized in order to affirm the delusions harbored by thousands of gender-dysphoric children and adults across America.  On the surface, it was a move so boneheaded that many wondered if it was an April Fools gag, given the timing.  But it was genuine, with Bud Light's parent company, Anheuser-Busch, initially defending the business partnership with Mulvaney.  While those responsible for it probably expected some conservative backlash, the bipartisan response has been overwhelming and brand-shattering, with sales falling dramatically and Anheuser-Busch having shed around $24 billion in market capitalization over just 13 days.

For once in your lives fight back!  [Scroll down]  But then, ending mask mandates was as easy as every employee refusing to wear a mask, every customer refusing to put them on.  The Vaxx was easily defeated by people rationally refusing to take an experimental vaccine for a virus that was less deadly than the flu.  Right, none of that happened either, so, once again, when it would only take rational refusal, the idiots, the sheep, the fools will determine my fate, cost me my freedom by their stupid and insipid response to government proposals and demands.  I, like you, am living in a society that will not stand up against the sexualization of our children, the sexual abuse of our kids in their schools where they are not supposed to be learning about sex, but about math, history and science.  They will not stand up against a harmful injection of poison that causes sudden death under extreme physical exertion.  They will not stand up against drag queen story hour in libraries.  If they will not stand up to protect their children, their own lovely offspring, there's no chance they will stand against the digital slavery of the CBDC.

Laughing at the Lies of the Left.  [Scroll down]  Leftists have also perfected the practice of completely inverting historic facts.  Absolving the fact that Democrat President Woodrow Wilson premiered the racist movie, Birth of a Nation, in the White House in 1915, reviving the KKK and resegregating the federal workforce.  The sides supposedly 'switched' at some point for some unknown reason, except that the far left has always judged people by skin color and other immutable characteristics and has always advocated gun confiscation, so we have a sad trombone sound on that claim.  They've also tried to switch sides on national socialism and fascism except that has been proven wrong multiple times.  Denying the fact that the National Socialist German Workers' (NAZI) Party was always a socialist workers' party.  This is even though many leftists parrot their founding principle:  Common Good Before Individual Good (Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz in the original German) that they inaugurated in connection with May Day as their labor code.

Kamala Harris fails to meet Nashville survivors, marking new White House low.  Amid Tennessee's turmoil, Vice President Kamala Harris took a surprise trip to Nashville on Friday to meet with just-expelled state lawmakers, the state's Democratic caucus and gun control advocates — but not with survivors of the victims of the mass shooting that prompted the political drama. [...] Which event is more awful, after all:  the murders or the expulsions?  Meanwhile, the White House has yet to invite the two hero cops who stopped the massacre from being far worse by charging in to take Hale down.  And it's ignored the grieving families of the victims.  (Is it simply because Covenant was a Christian school?)

Will Robert Kennedy Jr.  Expose the Democrat Party for Exactly What It Is?  Given the current state of politics in this country, which will likely get far worse before it even has a chance to get better, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s announcement last Wednesday that he will seek the Democrat Party nomination for president in 2024 hardly caused a ripple in the media.  The 69-year-old anti-vaccine activist and scion of one of the most famous American political families filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.  While RFK Jr.'s campaign to challenge Joe Biden — or whomever — for the Democrat nomination might be a long shot, as my colleague Nick Arama reported, there are already signs that the Democrat vanguard is afraid of this guy.

Brandon's CAFE Standards To Drastically Increase.  This is going to make vehicles a great deal more expensive, making it harder for the working class and middle class afford vehicles, even used ones.  Of course this is being pushed by rich folks who do not have to worry about all this.  Oh, and many of them, like Joe Biden, are not even driving compliant vehicles[.] [...] Automakers know the customer base.  They know what people can afford, and have already been pushed too far since the start of COVID.  Will their own banks start doing 7 years plus loans as business as usual?  This will destroy leasing for the average American, and making financing costs too high for most to afford.  This couldn't possibly be the next step in forcing the peasants out of their privately owned vehicles and onto mass transit, could it?  Nah, that would be a crazy thought.  [Tweet]

Biden considering cracking down on gas cars after stripping EVs of tax credits.  The Biden administration is weighing an aggressive proposal to implement the tightest-ever federal regulations governing tailpipe emissions in an effort to boost electric vehicles.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce the new standards, which will impact cars manufactured between 2027-2032, next week during a ceremony in Detroit, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing officials briefed on the proposal.  In a statement, the EPA confirmed the standards are designed to incentivize consumers to purchase electric vehicles (EV).

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When they say, "incentivize," they mean "force."

How Could a Democrat Voter Learn the Truth?  Most Democrat voters don't realize that leftist idealogues have hijacked the Democrat party, actively pushing traditional Democrat politicians out.  They don't yet understand that the Democrat party they knew doesn't exist anymore.  Almost all of the major news organizations work together to lie to Democrat voters and feed them misinformation constantly.  Corrupted government entities like the FBI and the DOJ, and the leftists running all social media, have worked together to censor and silence any dissenting voices.  The goal is to create a false reality in the eyes of Democrat voters and shield them from the truth.  This is vital to ensure their continued support on Election Day.  Most Democrat voters I talk to up here are comparatively normal, although deceived and misinformed.  Most of them don't seem to like leftists very much, though.  Many of them can't identify with their own party anymore and feel like displaced persons politically.

Report: Democrats [have been] Ordered to Stay Quiet on Trump Indictment.  House Democrat leadership staff have reportedly been telling offices that they do not have to weigh in on former President Donald Trump's indictment, as one member said there is a "high risk" of him "becoming a victim."  Despite there being some Democrats who were overjoyed at Trump being arraigned on Tuesday, Axios reported that a Democratic leadership aide said, "House Democratic leadership staff has been counseling offices that there's no expectation for them to weigh in publicly."

Hillary Clinton: 'It's Time To End Free Speech in America and Become More Like Europe'.  Speaking at an event at Columbia with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Hillary went on an unhinged anti-American, anti-free speech rant to a stunned crowd.  "When you have a media company that is like Facebook and like other platforms who do not care what lies they traffic in as long as they get ad money, you have consequences," she said.

Hillary Clinton Goes on Bitter Anti-American Rant with Nancy Pelosi.  Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi held an event at Columbia where the two top Democrats attacked the principles at the very core of American liberty.  Clinton, still bitter over 2016, went on an anti-American, anti-free speech rant.  Remember, Hillary and her team carefully crafted a false narrative about Trump and Russia and personally pushed it out to the media.  Clinton was one of the first to alert the world to the fake Alfa Bank story via her Twitter account and through the media.  Hillary Clinton personally approved of the decision to lie to the media and the American public and to falsely smear her political opponent.

White House Hosts Roundtable On 'Affirming Transgender Kids'.  Senior officials in the Biden administration hosted a roundtable at the White House about "affirming transgender kids" last week on "Transgender Day of Visibility." [...] The roundtable hosted by the Biden administration occurred days after a 28-year-old woman who identified as a man killed three children and three adults last week at The Covenant School, a ministry of the conservative evangelical Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee.  The attack came weeks after Gov. Bill Lee (R-TN) endorsed legislation that bans sex change procedures, such as mastectomies for girls who believe they are boys, as well as hormones and puberty blockers purporting to transition a child to the opposite sex.  Another bill signed by Lee prohibits sexually suggestive drag shows in public or near children.  The industry surrounding transgender surgeries is expected to reach a $5 billion valuation by the end of the decade, according to a recent report from Grand View Research.

Even If You Hate Trump, You Should Be Standing With Him Now.  Now that Donald Trump has been indicted, everyone who loves America as a free society, no matter where you may be on the political spectrum, should be standing with him.  There are many reasons why this simple fact has been obscured today, not least of them being Donald Trump himself. [...] Now that he has been indicted, however, all those considerations must take a back seat to the fact that Donald Trump is the man whom the authoritarian Left hates and fears more than anyone else, and is determined to destroy.  The Leftist establishment is so avid to destroy Trump that it has not hesitated to take the wrecking ball to Americans' trust in our most respected institutions.

Who is pulling the puppet strings in Washington, DC?  [Scroll down]  Now for Senator John Fetterman (D-PA), who was sworn in early this January but had hardly attended a day in the Senate.  Fetterman has suffered from heart issues since 2017 and in 2019, he collapsed while presiding over the Pennsylvania State Senate.  Last May, Fetterman suffered a stroke due to a clot caused by his irregular heart rhythm but hid this crucial information from the public while running for the Senate.  [Video clip]  But like Biden, it was obvious to even a casual observer that all is not well with Fetterman.  His performance during the debate made it obvious that he was unable to comprehend and respond to questions.  This was also observed by NBC reporter Dasha Burns.  Yet the media joined hands to suggest that questioning Fetterman's health is an act of ableism.

The Left now has a demonic new aim:  to make ordinary people poorer.  We are living through the most startling political realignment in more than 100 years.  Never since the advent of modern socialism in the early 20th century has the Left openly advocated making ordinary people poorer, thereby leaving those on the Right to defend the spread of mass prosperity.  The debate (if this tendentious chorus of unanimity can be called a debate) on net zero has entirely shifted the ground on which modern political discourse has been based.  This role-reversal is especially clear in the features that were once most characteristic of Left-wing and Right-wing allegiance:  it is the radical young who now tend to be most adamant that the freedoms and comforts that come with widespread disposable wealth should be prohibited, while the traditionally conservative older generation is left to fight for what used to be the Left-liberal doctrine that higher income and the independence it brings should be spread as widely as possible.

How crazy have leftists become?  Just look at Nebraska.  But today's Nebraska Democrat party has been captured by a group of radical extremists who are completely disconnected from Nebraska voters and values.  I call them the Nebraska Jacobins.  During the French Revolution, the Jacobins were the most radical and extreme members of the French Assembly.  The Jacobins set up two religions: the Cult of Reason and the Cult of the Supreme Being.  Today's Jacobins have set up the Cult of Net Zero Carbon and the Cult of Transgenderism.  Both are divorced from reality.  The longtime chairwoman of the NDP is Jane Kleeb.  Mrs. Kleeb is best known for her opposition to the Keystone Pipeline.  If it had been built, many rural Nebraska counties would have received millions in property tax money.  More importantly, the U.S. would have lower oil prices and energy security.  The primary beneficiaries of stopping the Keystone pipeline are OPEC and Russia.  Those people are not our friends.

Now the Biden Administration is Coming for Our Cheap Light Bulbs.  The Biden administration is obsessed with climate change and they don't care how much worse they make life for average Americans.  They have already gone after gas stoves, gas cars, and even air conditioners.  Now they are coming after incandescent light bulbs.  Anything that's cheap, convenient, and liked by millions of Americans lands on their radar eventually.  There is just no end to it.

Democrat Party's Prosecutorial Abuse Crusade to Rig 2024 Election Has Only Begun.  There are 19 months between now and Election Day 2024.  Trust me, what the Democrats have in store to rig the 2024 presidential election through prosecutorial abuse has only just begun.  To begin with, you have to remember just how vile and depraved the Democrat party has become.  To appease their demonic base, Democrats like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi openly advocate for child mutilation, gay porn in elementary schools, mentally ill men invading the girls' locker rooms, and exposing little kids to the kind of depraved drag queens who want to expose themselves to kids.  What's more, to hold on to a U.S. Senate seat, Democrats were willing to kill John Fetterman.  Additionally, Democrats have openly aligned with the rioters, murderers, and cop killers in Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  Democrats are so eager for power and to replace Americans with more compliant illegal immigrants, they are willing to flood our country with the poison of fentanyl and enable sex trafficking, including the trafficking of children.

Joe Biden: 'Transgender Americans Shape our Nation's Soul'.  Transgender Americans "shape our nation's soul," according to President Joe Biden, who made the assertion Thursday [3/30/2023] as part of a White House Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility.  The proclamation came mere days after a transgender shooter allegedly murdered six individuals at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee.  A proclamation from the Biden White House celebrates the "Transgender Day of Visibility," deeming transgender individuals the "bravest people" the president apparently knows.  They are people who "have too often had to put their jobs, relationships, and lives on the line just to be their true selves," the proclamation reads, deeming gender confused individuals as those who "shape" America's soul.

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[#1] Individuals have souls.  Our nation does not have a soul.  [#2] Transvestites and homosexual activists have no trouble with "visibility" and don't need the help of the White House in that regard.  [#3] Transvestites pretend to be something they're not.  It's not an act of bravery.  That's the opposite of a person trying to be his or her "true self."  [#4] Joe Biden is a chronic liar, and in this case, he didn't even include a little truth to make it believable.

Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman SCREAMS at Republicans as They Leave House Chamber.  Democrats want your guns.  They've turned ALL of our cities into violent [places] and now they want YOU to give up your only protection!  These people are just crazy.  Representative Jamaal Bowman of New York screamed at Republican lawmakers as they exited the Capitol building on Wednesday evening [3/29/2023].  Rep. Bowman was captured on video screaming "They're cowards!  They're all cowards.  They won't do anything to save the lives of our children at all.  Cowards."

Overcoming America's Political Paralysis.  Why are some Americans having such a hard time figuring out what is happening to our country?  And for those who do see, why are so few taking action?  One in four Americans say they know someone who died from the COVID vaccine, and 50% now have less trust in government health experts.  Sixty-seven percent say they "weren't surprised" hearing that COVID came from a Chinese lab.  Most voters agree that the FBI has been weaponized by the current administration, and 61% believe that government agents helped provoke the J6 riot.  Ninety-one percent think bail should be set for criminals who may be a danger to the community.  Fifty-four percent think Biden is lying about his family connections to China.  Fifty-five percent of Arizona voters say issues in Maricopa County likely affected the 2022 results.  Sixty percent think climate change is a false religion, not scientific fact.  Most Americans now have zero trust in their government — the way it responds to health crises, the fairness of our law enforcement agencies, or its ability to conduct free and fair elections.  We think our president is a puppet of China.  So why does life seem to continue as normal?  In other countries, when elections are stolen or Social Security benefits are taken, it means rioting in the streets.  Why do we put up with policies pushing climate change and wokeism that make zero sense?  Who could entertain the idea that children can be given sex change treatments when just a few years ago, they were expelled from school for taking an aspirin without permission?

Germany Rebels Against EU Ban On Petrol Cars.  Germans want to save the climate.  They're just reluctant to take the potentially painful steps this would require.  A growing backlash over climate-friendly policies is now hitting the German Greens, putting wobbles into the country's three-party ruling coalition.  Not only has Germany been causing a ruckus at the EU level in recent weeks by mounting a last-minute blockade to a proposed ban on combustion engines, but the country is also facing a domestic political fight over phasing out gas and oil heating systems, as well as pushing forward the coal exit.  [A]ll those disputes are linked to fundamental disagreements between the Greens and their two coalition partners, Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), over how the EU's climate-protection targets should be implemented and what consequences and costs this will have for industry and citizens.

The problem with trying to understand Democrats.  As a former member of the Democrat party, I still stay in touch with many of its members who are my close friends.  However, one thing that strikes me is that my friends are almost universally in denial of what the current administration has brought upon this once great nation in just two years of being in office.  The reality of a soaring crime rate in our nation's cities, runaway inflation that was once termed "transitory," our disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan — which served as the catalyst for Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine, all seem to elude them, as if it never happened.  When presented with any hard evidence or facts, they are not only in denial, but typically push back with emotion minus facts as if they live in an alternate universe where they can pick and choose the "facts" that fit their own party's narrative.

American Tyranny?  Perfectly Normal.  Abortion is a clear example of normalization.  It became a hot topic decades ago, talked about in news, on social media, in Hollywood (desensitization phase).  Terms were revamped (language control phase).  Now it's "women's health," not "abortion," "pro-choice," not "pro-abortion," "fetuses" and "clumps of cells," not "babies."  Over time, killing one's own child was no longer untenable, but a normal part of society, even seen as a woman's right.  Using these same tactics, homosexual and transgender behavior once recognized as "abnormal" (3%) has also been mainstreamed.  Again, it was gay rights everywhere — the news, entertainment, parades (phase 1).  Again it was language appropriation, where behavior outside the norm can no longer be called abnormal, where a man with a male physique who says he's a really a woman cannot be called delusional (phase 2).  Indeed, words like "abnormal" or "delusional" are now hate speech.  If you dare speak these words, you'll be ostracized by groups, labeled a homophobe, a hate-monger.

It is clearer every day which party is radical, extreme, dangerous, and flat out crazy.  It is sad that only 74% of registered voters believe that parents have more rights to choose major, life-changing medical surgery than school officials. [...] Who are the 26% of voters who believe the parents have no right to know?  Probably the same sliver of people who believe that biological males should compete with girls in sports and that people with penises should be able to invade girls' privacy in public restrooms and expose themselves in their locker rooms.  They are most likely within the same slim minority of people who think it is O.K. to abort children throughout all nine months of a pregnancy and even to let a baby just lay there and die if he or she is nevertheless born alive in a botched abortion.

Democrats Blow Their Tops Over New Parental Bill of Rights.  The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives recently forwarded a national "parental bill of rights," and it's causing quite a stir on the left.  On Thursday [3/23/2023], the floor debates on the measure began, and Democrats blew their tops in expectably hysterical ways.  After all, who knows better how to raise a child than a childless woman in her mid-30s like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?  [Tweet]  It's just incredible how little respect Democrats have for basic rights, of which a parent's right to know what a child is doing is obviously one.  Like it or not, kids have legal guardians under American law, and for good reason.  That guardian is charged with protecting their children, and they are entitled to know whether a school is "transitioning" a student or even affirming claims of transgenderism.  Parents are also entitled to know about their child's sexuality.

The Age of Conspiracy.  Going forward there are likely to be three kinds of conspiracies history must deal with:  1) the cons, 2) the heresies that turn out to be wrong and 3) the heresies that turn out to be right.  The way to spot the "cons" is to follow the money.  From this point of view it is actually climate change ironically that looks most vulnerable.  Heresies that turn out to be wrong tend to get empirically weaker over time, while heresies that are ultimately right become gradually more accepted.  The lab leak Covid origin theory may prove an example of a conspiracy that eventually proves true.  What used to be called "conspiracy theories" now characterize the way left/right, democrat/republican sides routinely regard each other.  What's worrisome is that both sides have hung up the phone.  In a sense nobody cares about fixing the model any more, just getting even.

Maryland wants to treat murderers like children.  A Democrat mayor of Washington, D.C., dozens of Democrat senators and representatives, and a Democrat President all thought it was a bad idea for the District to pass a law that reduced sentences on some violent crimes in the capital city.  It would have made the Democrats look soft on crime and encourage criminals at a time when voters are demanding action be taken to reduce the soaring crime rates in major cities around the country.  Despite this, a Maryland House of Delegates member introduced on legislation in February to raise the minimum age suspects must be before a prosecutor can charge them with felony murder, a murder committed in the course of another violent felony, applied to the person committing the murder and to any accomplices in the other crime.  Delegate Charlotte Cruchfield introduced the Youth Accountability and Safety Act, which neither holds youth accountable nor keeps them safe.  What it does do is treat adults like children and makes murder easier to get away with in Maryland.

The left hates the word "woke," which is why we must use it more often.  [Scroll down]  It appears woke made a reappearance in the public dialogue in 2016 after the police shooting of Michael Brown in 2016, but by 2020, conservatives had adopted and co-opted the word.  People who are woke — this is my take — are rigidly beholden to far-left political beliefs and they will use mob action to enforce their viewpoints.  "Politically correct," a term that emerged from the left, was similarly co-opted by the right, so liberals dropped it years ago.  The word woke is a much more serious problem for the left, which is why libs, in a futile effort, are trying to reclaim it, or at least neutralize its meaning.  After all, woke is an unpleasant word with only four letters and just one syllable, it is better suited for our contemporary sound bite and pithy headline culture, compared to the more cumbersome "politically correct."  Over the past week leftist journalists, an intellectually incestuous lot, pushed back.

House Democrats anoint 'so-called' member of Congress to sabotage hearings, trash whistleblowers.  Now that Democrats are in the minority in the House and unable to abuse their power as easily as they have for the last two years, they are resorting to shameless lies to sabotage oversight hearings and trash whistleblowers and other inconvenient witnesses.  As queen of this disinformation operation, they have anointed a little-known Democrat named Stacey Plaskett, who is not even a full-fledged member of Congress.  Plaskett's favorite adjective is "so-called," which is ironic since she is a so-called member of Congress.  She does not have voting rights as the "at-large" delegate for the US Virgin Islands.  Yet she is a ranking member of the Select Subcommittee on Weaponization of the Federal Government, the first time a nonvoting delegate has occupied such a lofty post.

Delaware Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Gas-powered Car Ban.  Without legislative action, Delaware state agencies are reviewing banning gasoline-powered cars and trucks, and banning natural gas and propane hookups to new buildings.  Both actions are discussed in "Delaware's Climate Action Plan."  Regulatory action has already started forcing vehicle manufacturers to stock 35% of electric vehicles (EV) in Delaware in only three years, eventually allowing only EV sales.  Drivers will not be able to register a new gasoline or diesel-powered vehicle in Delaware by 2034.  A survey conducted by Ragnar Research in February 2023 found that 73% of Delaware voters opposed the gasoline and diesel-powered vehicle ban, with only 18% supporting the ban.  Follow-up questions showed 60% strongly opposed while 9% strongly supported the ban.

Biden Says Opposing the Mutilation of Children Is 'Close to Sinful'.  Old Joe Biden appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show Monday night, where the guest host Kal Penn [...] asked him about same-sex marriage and boys who want to become girls and girls boys.  In response, Biden struck a moral tone, suggesting that support for same-sex marriage and the genital mutilation of children in pursuit of delusions and fantasies was simply the decent position to take, and [indeed], Lunchbucket Joe didn't see why it had to be any more complicated than that.  As we have all come to expect by now, Biden lied when he told a story that he has told before about his alleged "epiphany" on same-sex marriage.

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly calls for censorship of social media companies to prevent bank run: report.  Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., asked during a meeting about the bailout of Silicon Valley Bank whether social media could be censored to prevent misinformation going out that could lead to a bank run, according to reports.  Michael Shellenberger, an independent journalist who reports on the Twitter files and has contributed to Fox News, reported that Kelly asked the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and Federal Deposit and Insurance Corp (FDIC) about censorship measures during the meeting on Sunday.  Republican House members on the call confirmed with Shellenberger's publication, Public on Substack, that a Democratic senator asked about censoring social media companies, including Rep. Thomas Massie, R-KY, though Kelly's name was not specifically noted.

Is Mark Kelly the Most Dangerous Man in the Senate?  Until today, I would have told you that West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin was probably the dumbest, or maybe even the most dangerous man in the Senate. [...] But then along came Mark Kelly.  Red-pilled California activist Michael Shellenberger's Public substack grabbed an exclusive on Monday about a weekend conference call concerning the SVB bailout.  There, Kelly "asked representatives from the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, and the Federal Deposit and Insurance Corporation (FDIC) if they had a way to censor information on social media to prevent a run on the banks."  Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie was also on the call and told Public, "I believe he couched it in a concern that foreign actors would be doing this but he didn't suggest the censorship should be limited to foreigners or to things that were untrue."  So the way Kelly sees it, Americans sharing facts are a danger.  This guy ran as a moderate — and got away with it, too.

They Are Intolerant, Divisive, And Anti-Liberty — Call Them Leftists, Not Liberals.  Democrats have moved so far to the left in recent years that they should no longer be called "liberals," unless the true liberals among them start to stand up to the leftists who have taken over.  The term is misleading, giving the impression that Democrats support individual freedoms and accept people of different viewpoints, when increasingly they do not.  The word "liberal" gives yet more power to those who seek to take more of our liberties.  Right-leaning publications often use the term "liberal" when "leftist" would be better.  On the other hand, left-leaning newspapers such as The Washington Post and The New York Times like to use the word "liberal" to describe their own illiberal political views.  It obfuscates how Democrats and their media allies have become more extreme, supporting censorship, authoritarianism, and racial division:  Twitter staff who denied conservatives their right to free speech and eagerly complied with censorship demands from the federal government were described by the Post as milquetoast "liberal employees."  MSNBC says those pushing the tyranny of wokeness are just naughty-sounding "liberal rascals."

Groups like AARP, ACLU push harder for Biden admin to increase immigrant, prison voting ahead of 2024.  Another so-called "conspiracy theory" appears to be coming true — this time, regarding voting and the 2024 elections.  A coalition comprised of more than 50 left-wing organizations — including AARP, the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the League of Women Voters, and the NAACP — is pushing the Biden administration to increase voter registration and turnout among new immigrants and those who are currently in federal custody awaiting their trials ahead of the all-important 2024 elections.  The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights published a progress report titled "Strengthening Democracy," in which it calls on federal agencies to "work quickly to do everything they can" to make good on their commitments to President Biden's 2021 Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting, which the coalition describes as "a visionary EO that has the potential to make registration and voting more accessible for millions of Americans, including many communities historically excluded from the political process."

Eric Swalwell Suggests Banning Fox News From Troops Overseas.  Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) appeared to suggest United States military serving overseas should be barred from watching Fox News.  Swalwell made the comments speaking on MSNBC with host Katie Phang on Saturday.  Phang asked Rep. Swalwell if there should be any sort of "congressional oversight, regulations, some type of gatekeeping" regarding Fox News, after Tucker Carlson aired previously never-before-seen footage from the events of January 6, 2021.  "I'm wondering a lot about Americans and the disinformation and the misinformation that was pumped out of Fox News.  Have there been any discussions in Congress about, maybe, congressional oversight, regulations, maybe the FCC getting involved," Fang asked.  Swalwell responded by claiming he did not "want to get into the business of telling troops what they can and cannot watch" before suggesting exactly that.

What Will Become of Joe Manchin?  [Scroll down]  The most unlikely scenario is Manchin runs for president.  As a moderate blue senator from a red state, he has no natural constituency.  The likelihood of him winning either party's nomination is about the same as holding the Winter Olympics in the Sahara desert.  This is likely just a tease to increase his visibility back home.  Joe could try to defend his Senate seat, but there are problems.  One of them is West Virginia Republican Governor Jim Justice.  Justice, who is more popular than Manchin and wealthy enough to self-fund his campaign, may jump into the race.  In a recent poll of registered voters, Justice received 52% of the vote versus 42% for Manchin, with 5% undecided.  Manchin's other problem is the perception that he is out of step with West Virginia voters.  In 2016 he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president despite her dislike of coal and other fossil fuels and her "deplorables" commentary about Trump voters.

Media distortions: What's really going on in [the] effort to silence Fox News.  Reading the breathless — and increasingly unhinged — reports in the left-wing media, you might think that Fox News is staggering against the ropes and about to crumple to the canvas for the final, bloody count-out after 25 years on the air.  "Fox News is in serious hot water," squealed CNN last month, reporting on a "smoking gun" that had supposedly just been unearthed in a billion-dollar lawsuit that "represents a serious threat to the channel."  As has become the rule, the truth is dramatically different from the dishonest stories these people are telling you.  In fact, the truth is pretty much the exact opposite.  Fox News today is thriving like never before.  Week in and week out, Fox News beats its cable news "competitors" CNN and MSNBC, by massive margins.  In the rankings, Fox News programs routinely monopolize the top 15 or so slots for the most watched cable news shows.  Last Friday, for instance, MSNBC's top-rated show came in 15th place — meaning 14 Fox News programs beat MSNBC's highest-rated show.  Over at CNN, life is even more humiliating.  They are lucky if, on any given day, they have a single program break into the top 25 cable news shows.

The 76 congressmen who demand unlimited illegal immigration.  Recently a large group of US Congressmen signed a letter to Joe Biden, demanding that he make it easier for illegal aliens to enter and stay in the USA.  The signers are ten US Senators, sixty-six US Representatives, and one non-voting delegate from Washington DC.  Below is a list of the seventy-six voting delegates who signed the letter. [...]

If Leftists Hate America So Much, Why Don't They Leave?  Why aren't the fascist far-left leaving the country they loathe?  People usually don't try to transform and then destroy that which they love, so why aren't they just leaving? [...] Why haven't the authoritarians of the fascist far left packed their bags and set off for greener collectivist fields, leaving the rest of us alone?  Why are the tyrannical ten percent sticking around when it's nothing like their authoritarian floor model, the big shiny communist nation of China, with its "socialism with Chinese characteristics" that they love?  How can they stomach dealing with a nation where people are just allowed to say or write whatever they want and defend themselves with — dare we say it — guns?  How do they live in a nation where people are just allowed to have gas stoves, lawnmowers, and chainsaws?  Where the government in its infinite wisdom cannot penalize the people for wrongthink?  Where all of that liberty-induced stress puts a strain on their already fragile psyches?

'Report' Finds Resumes That Include 'They/Them' Are More Likely to be Overlooked.  A report from Business.com finds that there is discrimination against "non-binary" people.  At least, non-binary people believe there is discrimination.  "Over 80% of nonbinary people believe that identifying as nonbinary would hurt their job search," the report finds.  Also, 51% believe their gender identity has "affected their workplace experience."

United Airlines Touts All-LGBTQ Flight Crew; Customers Not Amused.  United Airlines took to Twitter this week to proclaim that an all-LGBTQ+ crew had just completed a flight from San Francisco to Sydney.  A video inside the tweet showed two employees unveiling the image of a koala bear — wearing heart-shaped sunglasses — waving an enormous LGBTQ flag on the side of the aircraft.  The airline may have been surprised to learn that for many passengers, safety trumps diversity.  Although there were a few who applauded this momentous occasion, for those more concerned with reaching their destination in one piece, it landed like a lead balloon.

Prized Biden Nominee Is So Terrible That Democrats Are Looking to Blow up Her Nomination.  The Biden administration does not exist in the same reality the rest of us exist in.  That was perfectly illustrated by the renomination of Gigi Sohn to an open spot on the FCC.  Sohn was first put up for the spot during the last Congress, but due to a variety of problems, including a scandal in which she donated to Sen. Raphael Warnock (who sits on the committee that would approve her), the contentious selection did not make it through.  In a sane world, that would have been enough to scuttle Sohn's chances, but the White House renominated her anyway in January.  According to a new report (Axios), though, the far-left radical is so terrible that Democrats may still blow up her nomination.

Disney Gets Desperate, Punishes People for Talking Negatively About Its Live-Action 'Peter Pan' Monstrosity.  Disney is guilty of many things, but chief among them is its inability to learn from its mistakes.  In fact, it seems more adamant about buckling down on them.  Among these mistakes are its inability to make a movie without having it check certain social justice boxes.  Race swaps, feminist messaging, and woke overtones are a plague within every modern Disney movie and television show.  These political inclusions drag down box office numbers and viewership levels by leaps and bounds, and yet the House of Mouse can't stop mainlining radical leftist politics into its system.  The other thing it can't stop doing is attacking its would-be customers and blaming people's dislike of its latest releases on some sort of moral failings like sexism, racism, or homophobia.

What's Next for Wokeism?  Twenty-five years ago, I told a friend that we would likely bear witness to the acceptance and even protection of several abhorrent social or political practices.  That came true, but it didn't stop there. [...] During the 1980s and 1990s, the social norms listed below were largely unacceptable; eventually the practices became mainstream through the strident promotion by activists and ineffective pushback by traditional institutions:
  •   Open homosexuality, coupled with the very public promotion of the lifestyle
  •   Gay Marriage
  •   Transgenderism
  •   Sex by consenting children with young adults
  •   Open Borders
  •   Anti-Capitalism
  •   The acceptance of recreational drug use as acceptable behavior
  •   Rampant crime and reduced punishment
  •   Society no longer requires work to live
  •   Single-parent constructs as equal to two-parent families
Take a moment to reread this list.  Nothing surprises us anymore.  History teaches us that radical social change usually ends badly, even for progressives.  All of the above continues to have a significant stigma for many Americans.  There is general agreement that promoting negative moral or societal values can and usually will have a deleterious effect on society.  With no national debate, the redefinition of our country has almost been achieved.  Today, our ability to be shocked must surpass a very high threshold.

Ted Cruz Chews up Merrick Garland and Spits Him out at Senate Judiciary Hearing.  Presumably, Garland meant "DOJ" rather than "marshals" in that last sentence there, but he was clearly flustered.  He was also being deliberately obtuse.  He knows Cruz is asking about the decision to prosecute, not to arrest — two different functions.  Yet he's trying to lay the responsibility squarely at the feet of the U.S. Marshals, rather than the DOJ.  Unfortunately, "We can't prosecute if they don't arrest," doesn't fly here.  The U.S. Marshals operate under the direction of the Attorney General.  While he may not be "on scene" making immediate arrest determinations, to imply that Garland and the DOJ play no role in the decision to arrest (and prosecute) those who violate this statute is horse hockey.  [Video clip]

Hawley Goes Off On Biden Nominee Who Refuses To Own Up To Her Social Media Posts.  Republican Missouri Senator Josh Hawley grilled the Biden administration's national Archivist nominee on Tuesday over her overtly partisan tweets.  In a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Tuesday, Hawley took to task the nominee, Dr. Colleen Shogan, over tweets she wrote blasting Republican politicians and COVID policies.  Shogan locked her Twitter account when she was nominated to lead the National Archives and Records Administration, but Hawley obtained several of her posts anyway.  Exasperated after she repeatedly refused to answer for her statements, Hawley blasted Shogan for stonewalling.

The Fetterman Question.  Social media is awash right now with wild rumors about the condition of Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman, who has been hospitalized for depression — a hospitalization that will apparently last a month or longer.  We should await some facts or other kinds of confirmation before drawing conclusions about nefarious political calculations, but it is confirmed that his wife and children have fled the country to "avoid media attention."  I don't know much about treating what appears to be severe depression (a month in the hospital?), but common sense would suggest the presence of wife and family is instrumental for treatment and recovery.  No wonder there are rumors spreading.  But even without facts, we can draw two conclusions.  First, Fetterman was obviously not fit to serve in the Senate, and it was an act of cruelty for his family and Pennsylvania Democrats to make him remain on the ballot.  Second, our garbage news media refused to report this.

America Cannot Survive If Its Citizens Lack Pride.  I suspect that the people around me grow weary of hearing me say "when I was young."  That is, however, the only way I can gauge the times in which we live. [...] The past I remember is that of a nation that loved and took pride in its history, freedom, and treasured institutions.  Obviously, that is no longer true.  That wealth of national pride has been turned on its head.  While hubris has long been viewed as a serious character flaw, little is ever said about a deficiency of pride or what may happen to a society when pride becomes scant or nonexistent.  Pride in our history and system of governance, in one's accomplishments, and in one's home, property, and offspring are all ingredients for a healthy, prosperous, and civil society.  When there is no pride, things fall apart.  Where there is no pride in one's work, there is poor production or unemployment.  Where there is no pride in one's home, there is squalor and decay.  Where there is no pride in one's family, there is dysfunction.

Beyond Weird — Senator John Fetterman Wife and Kids Fled Country After His Hospitalization.  At first, I thought this story was fake.  Then I thought it was likely just a misinterpretation of events.  However, I was curious enough to just go look for myself, because there are quite a few people noticing it now.  Indeed, the initial reports were not wrong.  The background story of how Senator John Fetterman's wife reacted to the news of her husband's hospitalization for clinical depression is just weird.  Apparently, Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman's family did not go to Washington DC with him.

Minnesota Senate passes bills to restore felon voting rights, give licenses to illegal immigrants.  Two more bills are on their way to the governor's desk:  one to restore voting rights to felons when they leave prison and another to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.  Current state law requires felons to complete their entire sentence before regaining the right to vote, including probation or parole.  HF28 will allow felons to vote whenever they are not incarcerated. [...] Republicans unsuccessfully attempted to amend the bill to prevent certain violent criminals and those convicted of felony voter fraud from regaining the right to vote until after serving their full sentence.

Scientists propose phasing out terms 'male' and 'female'.  Certain American and Canadian scientists have officially proposed that the scientific community phase out the musty old terms "male" and "female" from scientific language in order to avoid any appearance of "emphasizing hetero-normative views."  Instead, these "experts" want terms such as "sperm-producing" and "egg-producing" to be employed, as they say they're more inclusive.  They also approved the use of "XY individual" or "XX individual" as tolerable alternatives.

Dem Rep Handed Out Congressional Awards To Members Of Alleged Chinese Influence Operations.  California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu has handed out congressional awards to at least 10 individuals who belonged to alleged Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intelligence front groups, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.  Over the last decade, Chu has awarded certificates of "Congressional Recognition" to at least 10 individuals for a variety of reasons, including launching a non-profit, according to multiple sources.  However, at the time the awards were given, the recipients also belonged to a handful of organizations that were previously identified by China experts and U.S. government agencies as front groups serving a Chinese government "intelligence service," according to DCNF translations of related membership records.  Furthermore, many of the certificate recipients have at one point or another financially contributed to Chu's political campaigns, finance records reveal.

Keith Olbermann Calls For "Economic Civil War" To Institute Gun Control.  Keith Olbermann, generally considered a washed up "journalist" with a modicum of his former influence, is nonetheless a prominent voice of madness within the easily led leftist fold.  People like him should be considered a valuable litmus test for what the political left is really thinking, including the kinds of sentiments they rarely say out loud.  The subject matter of his recent podcast should raise some eyebrows among anyone concerned about constitutional integrity or the 2nd Amendment, as Olbermann proudly suggests that Democrat controlled blue states should engage in economic civil war with red states in order to destroy conservative support for gun ownership.

Minnesota Democrat lawmakers push ban on gas-powered lawn mowers, chainsaws to curb 'climate pollution'.  Two Minnesota Democratic lawmakers are proposing a pair of bills that would significantly impact the state's backyards and neighborhood ice rinks in an effort to combat climate change.  State Reps.  Jerry Newton and Heather Edelson, members of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, introduced legislation on Monday that would block the sale of common landscaping appliances like lawn mowers and chainsaws as well ice resurfacing machines such as Zambonis, requiring that only electric battery versions be sold in the state starting Jan. 1, 2025.  The ban on lawn and garden equipment would include any machine that uses "a spark ignition engine rated at or below 19 kilowatts or 25 gross horsepower."  Commonly used landscaping tools like lawn mowers, leaf blowers, hedge clippers, chainsaws, lawn edgers, string trimmers and brush cutters would all be prohibited by that definition.

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That also outlaws your backup generator, unless you have a really big one.  But then, why would really big engines be okay, if small ones are ruining the earth?

The Newsom Nuisance.  With a classified document scandal encircling him like a vulture waiting on a wounded animal to succumb to its injuries, Joe Biden's chances to be a presidential candidate next year are closing in on nil.  So who will be the Democrats' flagship candidate?  The smart money says it will be the foolish Gavin Newsom.  The California governor wouldn't be the only candidate, of course.  A lineup for the primaries is likely to include, at the least, current vice president and former U.S. senator from California Kamala Harris, as well as previous candidates Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.  Even former First Lady Michelle Obama appears in the betting lines.

Why Biden infringes on the right to bear arms.  Advocating that guns are the reason for increasing crime is a distraction from failing crime-control policies.  These policies are the reason crime has steadily risen: 1) a decrease in prosecuting violent crimes,  2) an increase in catch and release bail,  3) defunding cities' and towns' police forces,  4) an increase in early prison release, and  5) an increase in little or no jail time for violent offenders.  Those are the real reasons for increased violent gun related crimes, not law-abiding citizens' gun ownership.  The philosophy that the police and prisons are the reason for high crime is wrong and not the belief of mainstream America.  The Left would love for everyone to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens result in high rates of gun-related crimes.

How the Administrative State Subverts the Constitution.  The House of Representatives on February 2 passed a bill — H. Con. Res. 9 — opposing the "implementation of socialist policies" and "denouncing socialism in all its forms."  More than a hundred Democrats joined Republicans in a 327-86 vote on the bill, fittingly sponsored by Maria Salazar (R-Fla.), daughter of exiles from Fidel Castro's Cuba.  Fittingly, too, the bill quoted President James Madison, the father of the Constitution, who wrote that the United States "was founded on the belief in the sanctity of the individual, to which the collectivistic system of socialism in all of its forms is fundamentally and necessarily opposed."  How did we get to a state when it has become necessary to denounce socialism by legislation?

Twitter censorship is the modern-day red scare.  "The Democratic Party [is] the bedfellow of international communism."  Those words from Sen. Joe McCarthy captured the gist of the Red Scare and the use of blacklists and personal attacks to silence critics.  The Democrats this week appear to have taken up the same cudgel in labeling opponents and critics Russian sympathizers and fellow travelers in opposing government involvement in a massive censorship system.  The Red Scare is back and it is going blue.  I testified this week in Congress on the Twitter Files and how they suggest what I have called "censorship by surrogate" or proxy.  The files show dozens of FBI and government employees actively seeking the censorship of citizens and others for their viewpoints.  In my testimony, I warned that this was reminiscent of the McCarthy period where the FBI played a role in the establishment of blacklists for socialist, communists, and others.  I encouraged Congress not to repeat its failures from the 1950s by turning a blind eye to such abuse.

Hunter Biden, victim.  Conservatives wonder why Hollywood no longer makes original, family-friendly TV shows and movies.  The reason is the writing talent today is so thin that the movie and TV studios are reduced to playing to the LGBT crowd or taking old movies and slapping POC faces on the characters.  Sometimes both.  Audiences are bored by it.  They want to be entertained, not indoctrinated.

Disney's New Cartoon Makes Sure Black Kids Hate White Children As Well As America.  Disney's second season of the reboot of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder are as WOKE and race-baiting as you can imagine.  In several scenes, the cast talks about how America was built on slavery and discover that certain important people, including the founder of their city was a slave owner.  The show even repeats the 'hands up don't shoot' lie which was debunked a long time by cops who said Micheal Brown never put his hands up before attacking a police officer and subsequently shot dead.  [Video clip]

Democrat Tim Kaine's Wife Denounces Declaration of Independence, Constitution as 'Fundamental in Enshrining Slavery'.  Anne Holton, wife of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), denounced the Declaration of Independence and Constitution as "fundamental in enshrining slavery."  Holton made the comments as Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's (R) new history standards were approved 5-3 by the Commonwealth's Board of Education, upon which she sits.  She said:  ["]To an audience as inclusive as our Virginia is, you cannot reference the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as 'remarkable documents' without also acknowledging that they [are] fundamental in enshrining slavery, and limiting the protections that they provided only to white property-owning men.["]  Holton also served as Virginia's Secretary of Education under former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who tanked his own campaign against Youngkin by making anti-parent remarks regarding the education of the Commonwealth's children.

100 Members of Congress Refused to Denounce Socialism - Here Are Their Names.  Republicans in Congress passed a resolution Wednesday condemning the ideology of socialism and the destruction it has wrought throughout history.  While 219 Republicans were united in their opposition, House Democrats were split, with 109 voting for the condemnation, 86 voting against it and 14 others voting "present."  According to the Washington Examiner, the final tally for the vote was 328-86, indicating a sizable chunk of Democrat opposition.

The Rise of Transgenderism Leaves Civilization Undefended.  If you're like me you've probably had it with being afraid of the sheer rise in power that the transgender movement has amassed in little over two years.  It has many people scared, truly scared.  Scared of saying (I'm going to say it):  Biological men can never be real women; men cannot have babies; referring to oneself as "they" is beyond grammatically infelicitous, it renders one a nonsensical and a conceptual non-entity; the transgender affirmation of adolescents, which means agreeing to visiting a host of atrocities on a child's body and plying it with irreversible drugs, is child abuse; trans women (biological men) have no business participating in (real) women's sports.  There I've said it all — at least as much as I care to for now.  Why are people scared of offending trans people?  Misgendering another person, I am told, is the worst offense you can commit against another human being — as bad as rape and murder.  No kidding.  How did a small minority of people get to command the language, protocols, norms and framing methods of an entire culture in so short a space of time?  Who handed all that power to them, and why?

When Joe Biden Declared War On Half the Country.  On September 1, 2022, in a nationally televised address, the nominal president of the United States, Joe Biden, declared war on half the country.  In a dark, threatening speech before an ominous red-and-black background and flanked by two Marines in full dress uniform, Biden declared that "Donald Trump and the MAGA [Make America Great Again] Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic."  For the first time in American history, a president declared that his primary political opposition was outside the bounds of acceptable political discourse.  The message couldn't have been clearer:  The establishment Left, entrenched in power in the United States but deeply afraid of losing that power, was intent on criminalizing political opposition.  Dissent from Biden's agenda and you could end up with the thought police breaking down your door at four a.m.  Probably more out of historical illiteracy than historical awareness, Biden's handlers chose the 83rd anniversary of Hitler's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II for Biden's profoundly disturbing and un-American speech.

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.

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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.

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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.

Self-imposed term limits are the best kind.
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.

They're not getting another nickel from me.
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]

Shamelessly pandering to every misguided freak, pagan, and pervert:
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.