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Wayne Allen Root contributor to Frontpage Magazine: We are living in an age of mass deception, distraction and denial, of mass brainwashing. We might as well all be living in Jonestown, Guyana, and following the orders of Jim Jones. That’s how bad it is. It’s all laid out right in front of us. But no one can see it. Or maybe no one wants to see it. The Durham Report is “the canary in the coal mine.” I believe it’s all former President Barack Obama. It’s always been Obama. Obama is the REAL “big guy.” Obama is the REAL criminal mastermind. Obama was the head of the snake. Obama was the John Gotti of the U.S. government, overseeing a massive criminal conspiracy. Obama was the head of the “Obama Crime Family.” Obama committed TREASON.

Victor Davis Hanson contributor to American Greatness: Why are our government, corporations, and popular culture colluding in mass suicide—to the delight of our enemies like Communist China?

Daniel Oliver contributor to American Greatness: We have seen from Russia’s conduct in this war that, though it may (and some say “will”) defeat Ukraine in the end, it is not a threat to us. We do face a serious threat from China, and we should not allow a territorial dispute in Europe to distract us from the real danger that threatens us and the free world.

John Horvat contributor to The Imaginative Conservative: The Class of 2023 can overcome its overwhelming challenges by admiring those eternal and permanent Christian ideals that have always enthralled generations. Those who generously give themselves to what they admire and love find meaning and purpose. Indeed, the overwhelmed class of 2023 can become overwhelming by becoming a shining beacon of faith and hope in a morally bankrupt and chaotic world. 

Habeshian contributor to Axios: The Arkansas man photographed with his feet on a desk inside then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Capitol riot was sentenced to four-and-a-half-years in prison on Wednesday.

Revolver.news: Based on conversations with multiple sources close to the matter, we can now definitively report that the Agent Allen had his security clearance revoked for sharing a Revolver News article that explored the likelihood of federal agents’ involvement in January 6th. Stop and read that again. A patriotic and decorated marine veteran and current FBI employee tasked to investigate January 6 crimes had his security clearance revoked and his loyalty to the United States government questioned for sharing (not even endorsing) a Revolver News article on January 6th.

Stephen Kruiser contributor to PJMedia: Of all the hideous by-products of America’s Soviet turn during the pandemic, the empowerment of virtue-signaling leftists who are completely devoid of virtue is the most wearisome. For me, anyway. Sure, leftists have been crafting false narratives about being good people while behaving in a thoroughly awful manner since prehistoric times, but that bad habit was supersized by the Wuhan Chinese Bat Flu. Virtue signaling has always been about doing the bare minimum to make it seem as if one is a truly good human being. During the pandemic, it became easier than ever. All anyone had to do was wear a mask.

Hayden Ludwig contributor to Capital Research Center: The Population Council was always focused on reducing global population, particularly in developing countries, sometimes by compulsion. In 1969, Council president Bernard Berelson published a paper entitled “Beyond Family Planning” in which he suggested “mass use of [a] ‘fertility control agent’ by government” in the water supplies of urban areas—citing Paul Ehrlich, author of the hysterical 1968 book The Population Bomb.

Jameson T. Taylor contributor to Catholic Exchange: Bill Gates, valued at $76 billion, has given $57 million to the United Nations Population Fund; almost $14 million to International Planned Parenthood; $4 million to the Population Council and millions more to other related causes. Ted Turner, valued at $7-9 billion, earmarked $1 billion from 1997 to 2007 for UN health and population control efforts and is reportedly “close to creating a new film and television production company committed to making documentaries about…ecological responsibility and population control.” The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, possessing assets of $13 billion, is almost exclusively concerned with population control and similar issues. And finally, Warren Buffet, currently worth $28 billion, plans to dedicate almost his entire fortune, once he and his wife die, to—you guessed it — “population control.”


(Must watch) War Room: WHO Falsely Asserts Nation-States Require International Intervention

On track to a one world government. On 5/24/2023 a new partnership was announced between WHO and the Rockefeller Foundation whose mission will be to expand global pandemic preparedness in an era of climate change and climate related threats..

Watch the 6:20 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2pr166-who-falsely-asserts-nation-states-require-international-intervention.html

(3/1/2019) Ludwig: The Government-Funded Population Cabal

While the socialist in question—Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly referred to as “AOC”—is known for making ludicrous statements in pursuit of absurd policies (like the Green New Deal), even die-hard environmentalists ought to be concerned to hear their elected representatives ask such misanthropic questions. AOC’s musings aside, that very proposal isn’t new; in fact, these kinds of radical schemes have been pushed by socialists and so-called Progressives for over a century—often by force. The ideology called environmentalism can even trace its roots back to eugenics, the government-supported scheme to “beautify” America through forced sterilization of people “manifestly unfit” to be Americans. Terrifyingly, the ideology of eugenics that inspired Nazis like Josef Mengele to put their racial superiority theories to the test on human experiments is still well and alive. Today, it’s called “population control,” and it’s pushed by professional activists funded with tens of millions of dollars from major left-wing funders like the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations. It might seem implausible that major foundations known for their charitable endowments would be involved with such an abhorrent cause. Philanthropy, however, has always pushed for social change—sometimes too far. As Hudson Institute senior fellow William Schambra put it in 2013, “Eugenics was American philanthropy’s first great global success.” […] The Population Council was created in 1952 by John D. Rockefeller III, grandson of the famous oil tycoon and founder of the Rockefeller Foundation. Unlike his grandfather, a devout Baptist whose lifelong definition of philanthropy was “helping the less fortunate” with small gifts, Rockefeller III used his family’s fortune and influence to push for “fertility control” to combat the rapidly growing populations in Asia. At the behest of the Rockefeller Foundation, a report was published in 1950 on the need to impose controls on far-Eastern countries. As one summary of the report’s findings said:

Read more: https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-government-funded-population-cabal/


Anderson: Biden Spent $1 Billion To Get Schools Electric Buses. This Michigan District Says Theirs Hardly Work.

Michigan’s fourth-largest school district is having “significant” performance issues with its expensive electric buses, issues that come after the Biden administration spent $1 billion to “transform America’s school bus fleet” with electric models. During an April 19 presentation to the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education, the district’s environmental sustainability director, Emile Lauzzana, highlighted a number of issues with the district’s electric bus fleet. Those buses, Lauzzana said, have “a lot of downtime and performance issues” and aren’t “fully on the road,” despite the fact that they are “approximately five times more expensive than regular buses.” The infrastructure upgrades required to use the buses, meanwhile, were “originally estimated to be only about $50,000” but “ended up being more like $200,000,” according to Lauzzana. “I have a number of colleagues in different states who are facing similar challenges,” the district official lamented. “For the school bus market, it’s been challenging   for us.” […]  “Michigan Democrats have put the (electric) cart before the horse. The technology and infrastructure for electric buses do not exist at this moment … yet Democrats and school districts insist on purchasing electric buses,” the group’s communications director, Mary Drabik, told the Washington Free Beacon. “This backward approach to policy only creates more costly problems for residents. As long as Democrats continue to spend the tax dollars of hard-working Michiganders, it will be the residents that truly suffer, not the environment.”

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/biden-spent-1-billion-to-get-schools-electric-buses-this-michigan-district-says-theirs-hardly-work/

Eastman: As Marine Mammal Deaths Continue, 50 Blue State Mayors Call for Offshore Wind Farm Moratorium

Earlier this month, I reported that New Jersey Republicans were demanding that construction on offshore wind farm projects be halted for up to 60 days to see if it will reduce the number of whales washing up dead on East Coast beaches. Now 50 mayors from the Blue States along the East Coast, where marine mammals continue to wash ashore dead, are also calling for a moratorium. Dozens of East Coast mayors representing cities in three Democratic-led states — New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland — are calling for an offshore wind development moratorium in light of recent marine wildlife deaths. […]  The messaging is becoming more urgent as half a dozen marine mammals, including four dolphins, have washed up dead in New Jersey in four days. […]  Environmentalists and some political groups have suggested that offshore wind development in the area could be responsible for the injuries.There is no evidence to support this, however, and NOAA Fisheries has reiterated that the development should not be harming marine life. Meanwhile, a multibillion-dollar energy developer has wired tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s campaign in recent years while aggressively pushing a massive offshore wind project off that state’s coast.

Read more: https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/05/as-marine-mammal-deaths-continue-50-blue-state-mayors-call-for-offshore-wind-farm-moratorium/

Windmills Kill: Windfarms kill 10-20 times more than previously thought

Wind turbines are actually slaughtering millions of birds and bats annually. The Obama administration is issuing 30-year permits for “taking” (killing) bald and golden eagles. The great birds will be legally slaughtered “unintentionally” by lethal wind turbines installed in their breeding territories, and in “dispersion areas” where their young congregate (e.g. Altamont Pass).  By chance (if you believe in coincidences), a timely government study claims wind farms will kill “only” 1.4 million birds yearly by 2030. This new report is just one of many, financed with taxpayers’ money, aimed at convincing the public that additional mortality caused by wind plants is sustainable. – It is not. […]  Save the Eagles International (STEI) has posted photographs of raptors perched on nacelles or nonmoving blades , and ospreys building a nest on a decommissioned turbine. Moving blades don’t deter them either: videos show a turkey vulture perched on the hub of a spinning turbine, and a griffon vulture being struck. Birds perceive areas traveled by spinning blades as open space, unaware that blade tips are moving at up to 180 mph. Many are focused on prey. These factors make wind turbines “ecological death traps,” wherever they are located.

Read more: https://windmillskill.com/blog/windfarms-kill-10-20-times-more-previously-thought


 Root: The Real Revelation of the Durham Report

Who’s the real “Big Guy”? The real criminal mastermind?  Obama is the REAL “big guy.” Obama is the REAL criminal mastermind. Obama was the head of the snake. Obama was the John Gotti of the U.S. government, overseeing a massive criminal conspiracy. Obama was the head of the “Obama Crime Family.” Obama committed TREASON. And the worst part of all: Obama’s still in charge.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-real-revelation-of-the-durham-report/

DNYUZ: Prosecutors Sought Records on Trump’s Foreign Business Deals Since 2017

Federal prosecutors overseeing the investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of classified documents have issued a subpoena for information about Mr. Trump’s business dealings in foreign countries since he took office, according to two people familiar with the matter. It remains unclear precisely what the prosecutors were hoping to find by sending the subpoena to Mr. Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, or when it was issued. But the subpoena suggests that investigators have cast a wider net than previously understood as they scrutinize whether he broke the law in taking sensitive government materials with him upon leaving the White House and then not fully complying with demands for their return.

Read more: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fdnyuz.com%2F2023%2F05%2F22%2Fprosecutors-sought-records-on-trumps-foreign-business-deals-since-2017%2F

Taibbi: My Crazy IRS Case

Saturday, December 24, 2022 was one of the most memorable, and most panicked, days of my life. I spent Christmas Eve last year alone, holed up in the Parc 55 hotel in San Francisco, frantically trying to put together what I thought was the most explosive of the Twitter Files reports, “Twitter and Other Government Agencies.” My wife and children were due to arrive for Christmas the next day, and I spent the morning checking and re-checking a story I knew might make people upset. […]  The FBI had just denounced the Twitter Files as the work of “conspiracy theorists” whose “sole purpose” was “discrediting the agency.” If earlier reports made the Bureau unhappy, what reaction would this story inspire? Thanks to a just-published letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel by House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, we now know an IRS investigation of me opened that day, December 24, 2022. […]  Ostensibly the case was about my 2018 tax return, about which even the IRS doesn’t claim to have contacted me for three years before this new “assign date.” The opening of the investigation preceded a visit to my home by an IRS agent on March 9, when I testified in Congress about the Twitter Files and government censorship. Even more unnerving are other details in Jordan’s letter: . . .

Read more: https://www.racket.news/p/my-crazy-irs-case

Margolis: Why Did the DOJ Downgrade Charges Against the ‘White Supremacist’ Who Rammed White House Barricade?

The driver initially faced charges related to threats against the president, vice president, or a family member, as well as assault using a dangerous weapon and trespassing, and boy, did the Nazi flag give social media pundits reason to label the driver as a white supremacist. But then we found out the driver of the U-Haul was identified as Sai Varshith Kandula, and he certainly didn’t look like a white supremacist. And now, amid speculation that the incident was staged, the Department of Justice has downgraded the original charges. Kandula no longer faces charges of threatening the president, vice president, and so on, but now he only faces a single count of depredation of property of the United States. […]  So why is the DOJ pretending like this was just a property damage incident? Is it because Kandula isn’t a U.S. citizen? Is it because he’s clearly crazy? Sadly, given the doubts raised about the incident before and the bizarre effort by law enforcement to make sure the Nazi flag was seen clearly by the media, it’s hard not to wonder if something nefarious is going on.

Read more: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/05/24/why-did-the-doj-downgrade-charges-against-the-white-supremacist-who-rammed-white-house-barricade-n1697873

Bonchie: Christopher Wray Defies Subpoena for Biden Bribery Document, Congress Moves to Escalate

Rep. James Comer announced on Wednesday that FBI Director Christopher Wray has ignored a congressional subpoena for an FD-1023 form that allegedly provides evidence of a bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden. As RedState reported, House Republicans had previously confirmed the existence of the form and moved to subpoena it after the FBI refused to cooperate in Congress’ investigation. Wray has now unilaterally decided that he doesn’t have to obey that subpoena, which would seem to be a problem given others have been prosecuted for ignoring them

Read more: https://redstate.com/bonchie/2023/05/24/christopher-wray-defies-subpoena-for-biden-bribery-document-congress-moves-to-escalate-n750902


Beanz: The Lead Up to the Hearing: Missouri v. Biden

Missouri v. Biden was filed on May 5, 2022. Since it was initially filed, it has taken quite a trip through the court system. The complaint has been amended 3 times, with the most recent Amendment being to transform the case into a class suit – due to the overwhelming evidence of broad harm to the constitutional rights of all Americans. You can view the docket by using this link.The complaint alleged that the US Government was not only threatening and coercing social media companies to censor Americans on social media, but they were also working WITH social media companies to accomplish that goal.

[…]  So far, I’ve only really discussed the procedural happenings — however, what limited expedited discovery, in this case, has exposed (separate and apart from the Twitter files) is unprecedented and abhorrent. The most widespread and troubling discovery? CISA has designated YOUR THOUGHTS part of the government’s infrastructure. They call it “cognitive infrastructure.” They argue they can regulate what you think as they consider it under their purview. Here are just a few other troubling discoveries: . . . […]  Recently the Plaintiffs filed their motion to support the temporary injunction – a hearing we have been waiting on for nearly a year because of the government’s delays and obfuscations. It was 1,200 FACTS about government-coordinated censorship. The government responded with a 1200-page monstrosity arguing they did it all – but because of foreign actors and the “safety” of the American people – lest they be exposed to harmful “misinformation.” Then they asked the judge to give them another week and postpone this hearing – again, arguing they wouldn’t have time to digest the Plaintiff’s response to their last filing. The judge told them he wouldn’t be postponing this hearing again. A few days ago, the Plaintiffs filed their response – and it is an encyclopedia of their expedited and limited discovery so far. I want to explain why this case is NOT like any other we have seen.

Read more: https://www.uncoverdc.com/2023/05/24/the-lead-up-to-the-hearing-missouri-v-biden/


Masters: CNN To Hold Nikki Haley Town Hall In Key Early Primary State

Haley will participate in the live event in the key early primary state of Iowa on June 4, which will be moderated by Jake Tapper at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, according to CNN.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/24/cnn-nikki-haley-primary-town-hall/ 

Queen: Ron DeSantis Busts Media Stranglehold, Announces Presidential Bid: ‘I Am Running to Lead Our Great American Comeback’

Months of speculation and questions of, “Will he or won’t he?” came to an end on Wednesday evening as Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) made it official that he is indeed running for president in 2024. DeSantis made his announcement on Twitter, appearing in a live Twitter Space with CEO Elon Musk. The announcement was riddled with technical errors at first because the number of listeners crashed Twitter’s servers multiple times. That may sound like a major problem, but it reflects the interest in a DeSantis candidacy.

Read more/Watch the 1:14 minute ad: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/chris-queen/2023/05/24/ron-desantis-busts-media-stranglehold-announces-presidential-bid-i-am-running-to-lead-our-great-american-comeback-n1697899

Goldenberg & McGraw: ‘It turned out to be a mistake’: Botched rollout puts DeSantis on his heels

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ was a glitch. The Florida governor announced his presidential campaign on Twitter Spaces, in an appearance meant to be a veritable launch hosted by an actual rocket man. But within seconds, it was clear that Tallahassee had a problem.

The feed broke, connections got cut off, the hosts seemed confused. It was inauspicious. It also was a black mark on the candidate’s supposed trademarks — expert organization and a comfort with the vanguard of modern media. “It was bold. It turned out to be a mistake,” radio host Erick Erickson emailed supporters about the mishap. “It is recoverable. But it is a reminder that some things should be under full control of the candidate, particularly the launch day.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/05/24/desantis-twitter-campaign-glitch-00098748

Walker: DeSantis Outlines Earliest Actions Of His Administration If He Wins

DeSantis said his administration would focus on securing the border, energy independence, and national school choice if he were to win the election.

Read more/Watch the 1:23 minute video: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/24/desantis-outlines-administration-wins-earliest-actions/

War Room: Raheem Kassam: “They were always going to default to establishment versus the populist narrative”

Does it strike you as odd that Ron  DeSantis is supposedly running as a populist to the right of President Trump? That he has two of the biggest oligarchs in this country including David Sachs who is the driving force in back of the bailout of all the tech oligarchs -the billionaires in Silicon Valley Bank? Does that strike you as odd?

Watch the 23:28 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v2ptlbq-raheem-kassam-they-were-always-going-to-default-to-establishment-versus-the.html

Alexander: ‘Biggest fail in campaign launches in history’: Ron DeSantis is mocked for shambolic Twitter room presidential announcement with Elon Musk that crashes five times and leaves users bamboozled

Ron DeSantis has been ridiculed online for his attempt to launch his presidential campaign on Twitter, with tech failures preventing the discussion with Elon Musk. The launch was due to take place on Wednesday at 6pm Eastern Time. Yet Twitter was unable to cope with the traffic, and the servers repeatedly crashed. The event was initially delayed by several minutes, and when it began the audio frequently cut out. Moderator David Sacks said so many people were trying to listen that it was ‘melting the internet’. By 6:30pm, the audio was down and DeSantis was yet to utter a word. They began again around 10 minutes later. The internet erupted in mockery.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12121789/Biggest-fail-campaign-launches-history-DeSantis-mocked-shambolic-Twitter-launch.html

Charles: WATCH: Trump’s Strong Video Response to DeSantis’ White House Bid

The Team Trump account posted a video on Twitter, showing footage of Trump with a voiceover touting his achievements from his first term in office. The video took a shot at Gov. DeSantis for appearing to try to be like the former president. The video starts by dismissing other politicians who claim to be like him, emphasizing that “there is only one Donald Trump.” It then proceeds to list some of his major achievements during his presidency, such as implementing the largest tax cuts in history, improving healthcare for veterans, confronting China, and protecting American jobs, along with taking a strong stance against terrorism. The announcer also mentions his influence on the make-up of the Supreme Court, being recognized as a pro-life president, and his commitment to safeguarding Second Amendment rights and border security. From the footage: . . .

Read more/Watch the two 1:00 minute video: https://redstate.com/jeffc/2023/05/24/watch-trumps-strong-video-response-to-desantis-white-house-bid-n751015


Valentine: Why Kari Lake Couldn’t Close the Deal

Ballot-harvesting is not the problem.  Signature verification is not the problem.  Jacking with the voter database days before the vote is not the problem.  Phantom voters — by the tens of thousands — are not the problem.  Election commissions allowing third parties real-time visibility to the voter cast ballot list to vote the recalcitrants is not the problem.  U.S. Postal Service employees gathering loose ballots for leftist groups is not the problem. The problem is that leftists control the entire election apparatus in every swing state, and they have innumerable tools — like those just noted — to steal any election.  The Kari Lake election showed that the leftists will use all of them when needed. The Kari Lake election is equally a template for 2024 because Lake’s reaction is to take Arizona back by “chasing ballots.” That is the same strategy President Trump is employing — he calls it ballot-harvesting, being a bit looser with vocabulary.

Leftists are jumping for joy as Lake and Trump take the bait — outperform the pros at ballot-harvesting, when they have a dozen other ways to steal an election.  None of those ways is addressed by Lake or Trump.  They do not even understand them. How about real-time, or close to it, snapshots of state voter rolls — especially . . . […]  What about the real-time access to state election systems to . . . […]  How about testing, real time, to stop . . . […] How about comparing the election rolls to the property tax rolls to make sure . . .[…]  We’re not done. What about the real-time access to state . . . […]  Perhaps instead of trying to “out-ballot-harvest” the professionals, it might make sense to out-compute them, stop their fraud apparatus in flight — something some of us know something about.

Read more at American Thinker.


Solomon & Whedon: IRS whistleblower identified, will testify Friday to Congress

The IRS whistleblower who alleges there has been political interference in the Justice Department’s investigation of Hunter Biden will testify to the House Ways and Means Committee behind closed doors on Friday, Just the News has learned. Supervisory Criminal Investigative Agent Gary Shapley will be allowed to talk about the specifics of what has happened in the five-year long investigation of the first son. Before Wednesday, Shapley’s name had been protected as part of his whistleblower complaint, but multiple sources confirmed his identity to Just the News and said the agent was planning to do a brief interview with a television network in the next 24 hours.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/accountability/whistleblowers/irs-whistleblower-idd-testify-friday-congress

Whedon: Oversight Chair Comer prepared to hold FBI Director Wray in contempt over Biden bribery doc

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Wednesday announced that he would soon meet with FBI Director Christopher Wray to resolve a dispute between House Republicans and the bureau over its refusal to hand over a document that detailed an alleged bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national. Comer indicated he might seek a House vote hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress should he ultimately refuse to provide House investigators with the desired form. The Kentucky lawmaker said that Wray had reached out to him hours prior to his appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity” but insisted he would not change his stance on demanding the document.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/house-gop-seek-contempt-vote-against-fbi-director-wray-over-hunter-biden-docs

Singh: House Fails To Overturn Biden’s Veto Of Bill Repealing Tariff Exception For Chinese Solar Panels

The House of Representatives failed on Wednesday to overturn a veto by President Joe Biden of a bill passed by Congress that would repeal his tariff exemptions to solar panels made with Chinese components, which was granted to further his climate agenda. […]  The vote to overturn the veto was 214-205, garnering a majority of support in the House but well below the two-thirds majority required to overturn a veto under the Constitution.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/24/house-veto-solar-panels/

Hutchison: AOC Demands McCarthy Surrender On Debt Ceiling Talks

“The reason why anyone is asking anyone on this stage about what we would vote for is because Kevin McCarthy needs our votes, because Kevin McCarthy doesn’t have the votes,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a press conference. “Because Kevin McCarthy is going to the White House without a majority of his caucus. He does not have what is necessary to negotiate, and for any, any question about what anybody would settle for, he has responsibility to concede.”

Read more/Watch the 2:19 minute video: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/24/aoc-demands-mccarthy-surrender-on-debt-ceiling-talks/


Phillips: Could Oprah Winfrey replace Dianne Feinstein, 89, in the Senate? Rumors swirl that the talk show titan is on the list of replacements to take over if the ailing senator resigns

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is reportedly considering appointing Oprah Winfrey to the Senate should Dianne Feinstein retire early. Newsom has promised to appoint a black woman to the seat, and Oprah is one among a list of contenders he’s considering, according to the Associated Press. Appointing Winfrey would spare Newsom from tipping the scales in California’s contentious primary race in 2024. In that case, the celebrity talk show host would serve as a place holder who would not pursue the seat for a full six-year term.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12121001/Newsom-reportedly-considering-appointing-Oprah-Feinstein-Senate-seat-retires-early.html


Mittlestadt: Election integrity advocates say sentences for voter fraud too lenient to serve as deterrence

Christian Adams, president of the election integrity law firm Public Interest Legal Foundation, told Just the News on Wednesday that the lawyers “prosecuting these cases are extremely unfamiliar with bringing them” because “they don’t have experience in election law” or “prosecuting voter cases.” As a result, they “plea down” because they’re afraid of the defense’s argument, Adams said.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/light-sentences-election-fraud-convictions-raise-deterrence-prosecution


Griffith: Chinese hackers strike ‘critical’ US infrastructure: Microsoft uncovers campaign targeting Guam amid fears Beijing will black out strategic base for assault on Taiwan

The tech giant said that state-backed hackers, dubbed ‘Volt Typhoon’, had been active since at least mid-2021 and are waging an ongoing breach of ‘critical infrastructure organizations in Guam and elsewhere in the United States.’ The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) confirmed that China was behind the breach across multiple government and private sector organizations. Although the government did not name Guam, Microsoft stated that it had uncovered the breach ‘while investigating intrusion activity impacting a US port.’ Tom Burt, the executive who oversees Microsoft’s threat intelligence unit, told The New York Times that as they traced its impact they found numerous networks that were hit including some in the telecommunications sector in Guam.’

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12121355/Chinese-hackers-strike-critical-infrastructure-Guam.html

Burrow:  Chinese War Games Simulating Massive Losses For U.S. Aren’t Just Propaganda, Experts Say

  • A war game conducted by Chinese scientists found that Beijing’s military could demolish a U.S. aircraft carrier group with a relatively small number of hypersonic missiles, the South China Morning Post reported.
  • Experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation that publishing the game has propaganda value in showing that China is capable of seriously threatening the U.S. fleet, and some suggested that the simulation may not be far from reality.
  • “The U.S. will take devastating losses in a war over Taiwan, so I don’t think we can dismiss it as pure propaganda,” Lyle Goldstein, director of the Asia Engagement program at Defense Priorities, told the DCNF.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/24/china-war-game-aircraft-carrier/


VDH: The Left Has Pushed the Envelope

The Left is waging a full-fledged cultural revolution against traditional America. And the Maoist results are often as absurd as they are terrifying. Special-counsel John Durham just issued his final report on wrongdoing within the FBI, CIA, and the Department of Justice. The summary confirms that our premier investigatory and intelligence agencies interfered in the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. Directors and high-ranking FBI officials lied under oath. They misled Congress. They altered court documents and deceived federal judges. The FBI hired a foreign national to gather dirt on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign—while he was being paid by the rival Hillary Clinton campaign.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/05/24/the-left-has-pushed-the-envelope/

Schlichter: Reject The Race Hustlers

If you want to exponentially increase racism, you could convene a council of renown idiots, morons, and Klan members and come up with a plan, or you could just do what the Democrats are doing right now. The left has decided that racial hatred gives them an advantage, and we are seeing the results. These are not going to be nice results. This is going to increase interracial strife. This is going to increase racial hate, and then the leftists are going to complain about what they’ve done and blame everyone else. But we don’t have to play their game. We can tell the race pimps to pound sand.

We will have to do that a lot. You have the noxious Cori Bush demanding $14 trillion in “reparations” from people who never owned slaves to people who never were slaves. You have informal quota systems in jobs and schools. You have ninnies insisting on segregation. And you have cultural forces joining in a chorus of hatred for people of pallor. But one of America’s greatest achievements was making its majority ethnic group not consider itself an ethnic group at all, meaning that our society was open to advancement by everyone. And these communists are intent on tossing that into the trash without thinking of the consequences of balkanizing our populations.

Read more: https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2023/05/25/reject-the-race-hustlers-n2623626

Watson & Watson: Biden tapping Gen. Charles Brown for chairman of the Joint Chiefs

President Biden is nominating Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown Jr. to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the president is expected to announce Thursday in a White House Rose Garden ceremony. Brown is currently the Air Force chief of staff. The position is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, and the chairman is the primary military adviser to the president, as well as to the defense secretary and National Security Council. Brown would replace Gen. Mark Milley, who was appointed by then-President Donald Trump in 2019.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/charles-brown-new-chairman-joint-chiefs-of-staff/


Heidi Klessig, M.D.:  I’m a doctor. Would I receive an organ transplant?

What about organs harvested from a “brain dead“ organ donor? Brain death is a legal fiction, a term that was coined in 1968 when a group of doctors at Harvard Medical School decided that people in an irreversible coma could be declared dead for use as organ donors. People in a coma are still biologically alive, with beating hearts, and their spirits are still incorporated within their bodies. The fact that people have survived a diagnosis of brain death and have gone on to live normal lives bears this out. These people are alive when brought to the operating room and respond to surgery like any other patient, as I saw firsthand during my anesthesiology training. Calling these people dead is a lie, and even though removing their beating hearts is legal under the Uniform Determination of Death Act, it is morally wrong. Knowing these facts, I could not ethically receive an organ from a “brain dead” person without being complicit in their murder.

Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/im-a-doctor-would-i-receive-an-organ-transplant/?utm_source=top_news&utm_campaign=usa


Year Zero: Taught For America – A Chronicle of Failure

The pseudonymous author of the following diary was by his own account a white male from a privileged background with a savior complex when he joined Teach for America out of college in 2008. I hesitate to call the experience he recounts here — of instantaneous and total defeat by a vast social breakdown far beyond the ken of any 24-year old to stem — the modal experience of the idealistic young people who joined the program. But anyone who has spoken to anyone who has ventured into some of the impoverished, segregated public schools into which TFA has sent thousands of graduates of America’s elite universities after a five-week bootcamp knows that his experiences are far from outlying. TFA, which built out an alternative pipeline into teaching outside of the schools of education, is one of the primary vehicles through which a cohort of elite college graduates have acquired first-hand exposure to America’s poorest, most segregated cities. For many like our author, no amount of prior reading or absorption of popular culture depicting those settings could prepare them for what they would witness.  […]  By Andrew X. Evans What does true failure look like? There are so many anecdotes to choose from. But here is one: It’s around one in the afternoon, and I am planted across my classroom doorway, feet wedged into the corners for leverage. It’s time for the daily math lesson. All twenty-nine of my fourth graders are behind me in the classroom, save for Deandra, who is in the hallway, screeching insults at me (“White motherfucker!”) and repeatedly trying to force her way back into class so that she can continue pummeling Justina. Deandra takes three steps back until her back is against the opposite wall, and then launches herself into my torso. She does it again. She balls up her fists, screams, and runs at me again. This was actually Deandra’s third fight of the day, . . .

Read more: https://wesleyyang.substack.com/p/taught-for-america


Greenfield: Department of Education Investigates Schools for Not Sexualizing Kids

The Department of Education launched its investigation to aid supporters of sexualizing children, but found nothing to justify the false accusations of racial or sexual discrimination. But a mere lack of evidence of wrongdoing means nothing to a predatory woke bureaucracy. Even though no evidence to back up any civil rights violations was found, the DOE is not giving up. Its investigation letter contends that the act of screening books intended for middle school children for graphic sex acts “created a hostile environment for students” because “board meetings conveyed the impression that books were being screened to exclude diverse authors and characters, including people who are LGBTQI+ and authors who are not white.”Just trying to protect children from pornography and racism is discriminatory, even if not a single discriminatory act can be shown to have occurred, simply because the local leftists say so.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/department-of-education-investigates-schools-for-not-sexualizing-kids/


Duggan: Major Journal Retracts Study On ‘Socially Contagious’ Transgenderism Among Kids Following Activist Threats

Springer’s Archives of Sexual Behavior is retracting a major academic paper that explores the “socially contagious” aspect of youth transgenderism following threats from transgender activists, according to documents reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The paper, titled “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria: Parent Reports on 1655 Possible Cases,” found that children who suddenly adopted transgender identities in adolescence skewed heavily female and frequently had preexisting mental health issues. The journal has claimed the retraction is due to researchers’ failure to obtain written informed consent from survey participants, but Dr. Michael Bailey, one of the study’s authors, disputes this explanation and believes the journal is caving to pressure from activists.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/24/major-journal-retracts-study-on-socially-contagious-transgenderism-among-kids-following-activist-threats/

Tilley: The NIH-published study that exposes the gulf between trans athletes and women in sports: Male-to-female transitioners are faster, stronger and fitter than most women even AFTER taking hormone drugs

A major review quietly re-shared by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last August suggests that early exposure to testosterone means trans women possess at least eight physical and mental attributes that could give them an advantage in sports — even if they make the change relatively early. Findings showed trans women had greater muscle mass and bone density, which aid strength, power and durability, plus bigger lungs and higher oxygen levels, which help with endurance, as well as increased connections in the brain responsible for spatial awareness, which could help with agility. The research, by experts from the University of Otago in New Zealand, concluded: ‘The former male physiology of trans women athletes provides them with a physiological advantage over the cis-female athlete.’ The paper adds: ‘The inclusion of trans women in the elite female division needs to be reconsidered for fairness to female-born athletes.’

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-12111455/The-trans-advantage-womens-sports-explained.html

(Pushing back) Prieto: ‘Damaging To A Child’: State Becomes First In The Nation To Ban Drag Shows At Public Venues

Republican state Rep. Mitchel Braxton, who sponsored House Bill 359, defined the measure as “an accomplishment by the state of Montana.” Braxton explained that the bill prohibits drag performers from putting on shows in front of children or in any venue owned by an entity that receives government funding. “We can set foot on the ground here and start something across the country that many other states are going to follow,” Braxton said.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/24/montana-first-state-to-ban-drag-shows/

Christopher F. Rufo Tweet: SCOOP: Texas Children’s Hospital CEO Mark Wallace announces plans to discontinue the hospital’s child sex-change program, in accordance with new legislation. He calls the decision “heart-wrenching,” defends child sex changes as “high-quality,” and will refer kids out of state.

Read CEO Mark Wallace’s letter: https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1661410083421687808?cxt=HHwWgMDQiePqwY4uAAAA


Bawer: Dissecting Obama

Not so long ago, America had a great economy, the lowest unemployment ever for a range of demographic groups, energy independence, an increasingly secure southern border, a strong international profile, and no new wars. It had freedom. It had national pride. And all because it had a highly skilled president of unabashed patriotism who was devoted to the best interests of his people.  Now we’re being readied to eat bugs while our overlords dine on steaks […]  Of course, this dystopia in the making didn’t begin with Biden. It’s a carry-over from the Obama years, interrupted by that Belle Époque, the Trump interregnum. “To understand the crisis of the Biden administration,” observes Daniel Greenfield, “we have to go back to its origins in the Obama administration.” This statement appears in Greenfield’s introduction to an engaging and definitive new collection of essays, Barack Obama’s True Legacy. How He Transformed America, which, under the editorship of Jamie Glazov, does precisely that: it ponders Obama and his appalling presidential tenure from a number of angles, and in doing so gives us what seems to me the most comprehensive and penetrating account yet of who Obama really is, what he did to America, and why. […]  When Donald Trump took the oath of office, most of us thought the Obama era was over. We were wrong. Our 44th president was still operating behind the scenes — scheming with his old cronies to blunt Trump’s effectiveness, to pack the media with lies about him, to keep the violent far-left wing of the Democratic Party in a constant state of anti-Trump outrage, to engineer his impeachment, and much more; and since Trump’s departure from the White House, Obama has, at the very least, been one of those who have been pulling the strings of the current puppet-in-chief.

Read more at American Thinker.


Shurk: What to Do and Why It Matters

Among the sharp-witted reader comments that come my way, some clonk me on the head with reasonable gripes that take a couple of forms: (1) sure, Shurk, the country is a mess, but what precisely are we going to do about it?  Or more despondently: (2) Given how awful everything is, how could anything we do possibly matter? I would like to address the second question first by stating emphatically: what you do matters tremendously.  Your efforts influence others in ways you may never know. As but a single illustration of this truth, consider this message from a young woman that was reposted to a comment thread at The Conservative Treehouse: My heart goes out to the men and women who have been awake for years if not decades.  I cannot imagine the frustration and hopelessness you must have felt when you were literally watching the world burn with no one to talk to.  We’re here now and we are awake.  Sorry we’re late.

If those fifty words don’t give you a bit of a jolt, check yourself for a pulse.  The moment we stop believing that our actions can make a difference in this world is the moment we thank our enemies for having dug the six-foot hole up ahead.  When we refuse to surrender and force our enemies to keep digging, then the only question that matters is this: who will get tired first?   […]  If you have not already done so (or it has been a while since you have), please read and enjoy Claire Wolfe’s 101 Things to Do ’til the Revolution, a book she “dedicated to you, the enemy of the state,” a full twenty-five years before the federal government declared war on half the country, started taking J6 scalps, and openly embraced political persecution.  In her subversive classic, published during Bill Clinton’s presidency, Wolfe begins, “America is at that awkward stage.  It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”  From the introductory dedication alone, she nails our current predicament swimmingly with a few salient points:

Read more at American Thinker.


Hoge: Regular Americans Fight Back: Target Stock Price Plummets, Anheuser-Busch ‘Still in Shock’

Actions have consequences, as retail giant Target is finding out. After rolling out an extensive, shocking line of clothes and merchandise—some of it marketed to kids—to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month, the company’s stock tumbled almost three percent Wednesday and has plunged over 11 percent in the last five days. It’s too early to see if the trend will last, but it certainly seems as if the chain is experiencing its own Bud Light moment. Speaking of Bud Light, parent Anheuser-Busch’s stock has dropped almost 14 percent since the April announcement of the brewing giant’s marketing partnership with transgender TikTok personality Dylan Mulvaney. Get woke, go broke.

Read more/Watch the two Mom made videos: https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/05/25/regular-americans-fight-back-target-stock-price-plummets-anheuser-busch-still-in-shock-n751123

Walker: REPORT: Disney Stock Plummets 33% Since Starting Battle With DeSantis

Disney stock traded at $133.65 at the start of the conflict, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The stock opened at $89.44 on Wednesday, representing a 33.1% decline over the past 14 months.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/24/disney-stock-plummets-33-since-starting-battle-desantis/


Tabachniec: Catholic clergy in Illinois sexually abused more than 1,900 minors, state attorney general says in report

An investigation has substantiated child abuse claims against Catholic clergy in Illinois by more than 1,900 victims, state Attorney General Kwame Raoul said in a news conference detailing the findings of the office’s five-year investigation that uncovered hundreds more cases than first reported by the dioceses in 2018.

More than 100,000 pages of diocesan documents and 600 confidential contacts with survivors of child sex abuse helped the state’s office piece together the 696-page report released Tuesday on clergy sexual abuse in all six Catholic dioceses in Illinois, the office said. “It is my hope that this nearly 700-page report will provide some closure to survivors of child sex abuse by Catholic clerics by shining a light both on those who violated their positions of power and trust, and on the individuals in church leadership who covered up that abuse,” Raoul said in a statement.

Read more/Watch the 3:02 minute report: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/illinois-catholic-clergy-sexually-abused-over-1900-minors/

Glazov Gang: Glazov Gang: Is God Really Trans?

This new episode of The Glazov Gang features Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His latest books are The Critical Qur’an and The Sumter Gambit. Follow him on Twitter here. Robert discusses Is God Really Trans?analyzing An NYC Catholic Church hosts a haunting exhibit.

Watch the 6:49 minute interview: https://www.frontpagemag.com/glazov-gang-is-god-really-trans/


Arama: Memorial Day Is Here: That’s Bad News for Bud Light as They Try to Give Away Their Beer for Free

Now they’re even offering to sell beer for free. Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, Bud Light revealed a new promotion called the US Budweiser Family Memorial Day Rebate online for customers from eligible states. The rebate promises an amount “equivalent to the purchase price of one (1) 15-pack or larger, up to $15” of Bud Light, Budweiser, Budweiser Select or Budweiser Select 55 paid via Anheuser-Busch Digital Prepaid Mastercard. Based on recent prices for Bud Light products, however, in some cases this would be giving packs of beer away for free. Online searches of local beer retailers find many offers under $15 for 15-packs or larger of these Budweiser products, making the products free after rebate, excluding sales tax or any state restrictions. The rebate applies through May 31, so that they can do all they can to jack up the sales for Memorial Day.

Read more: https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/05/25/memorial-day-is-here-thats-bad-news-for-bud-light-as-they-try-to-give-away-their-beer-for-free-n751261

LIBBY EMMONS: Massachusetts town legalizes polyamorous ‘domestic unions’ only 8 years after Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage

Roberts was right. Undermining the concept of marriage between a man and a woman, which has been the building block of western governance, has incredibly dire consequences for society at large. The right to marry now extends to couples not made of two but of multiples. Writing in The New York Times in 2015 after the ruling was made, an opinion columnist posited that “it is not hard to imagine another justice in 20 or 40 years saying that” polyamorous relationships, too, are protected under the “right to marry.” […]  It has not even been 10 years, and already throuples, quadruples, and any other number of partners can be legally recognized as married in a few places.

Read more: https://humanevents.com/2023/05/22/libby-emmons-massachusetts-town-legalizes-polyamorous-domestic-unions-only-8-years-after-supreme-court-ruled-in-favor-of-same-sex-marriage

Kerr: Black Lives Matter Hemorrhaged Cash in 2022, Tax Documents Show

Black Lives Matter bled cash and suffered blistering investment losses in 2022, according to a copy of its tax return obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation ran an $8.5 million deficit and saw the value of its investment accounts plummet by nearly $10 million in the most recent tax year, financial disclosures show. The group logged a $961,000 loss on a securities sale of $172,000, suggesting the charity weathered a staggering 85 percent loss on the transaction. These troubles didn’t stop BLM from doling out seven-figure contracts to friends and family of its former executive director Patrisse Cullors, who once said charity financial disclosures were “triggering” and “deeply unsafe.” It’s no surprise that Cullors was so fearful of disclosing Black Lives Matter’s finances to the public. The revelations in Black Lives Matter’s latest Form 990 show that the group is on the fast track to financial insolvency, and that the excesses of Cullors’s tenure have not abated under her chosen successor, Shalomyah Bowers.

Read more: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Ffreebeacon.com%2Fdemocrats%2Fblack-lives-matter-hemorrhaged-cash-in-2022-tax-documents-show%2F


Jones: Norway bans child sex changes, joins Finland, Sweden, and UK in rejecting gender ideology

Norway appears to be making progress in drawing back some of its practices in carrying out child sex changes, with the Norwegian Healthcare Investigation Board saying that it plans to revise its current guidelines concerning “gender-affirming care” for minors because it no longer considers the research to be evidence-based, per the Washington Examiner. The board has also suggested that the growing number of teenage girls identifying as male after puberty is still an area that remains under-studied. According to the report, the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and transition-related surgery would be reserved only for research contexts and no longer provided in medical settings.

Read more: https://humanevents.com/2023/05/23/norway-bans-child-sex-changes-joins-finland-sweden-and-uk-in-rejecting-gender-ideology

Queen: France Bans Short-Haul Flights to Force Travelers Onto Trains

For many years before the climate change cult started to embrace electric vehicles as the thing that would save all of us from certain climate doom, the alarmists were in love with “light rail.” Taking a train somewhere instead of driving or flying was going to make the climate safer for everybody — or something.

The love of light rail is alive in France with a new policy that bans short domestic flights when passengers have the option to take a train. But, as is par for the course when the climate crazies get to make policy, it’s not convenient for some travelers. […]  We shouldn’t be surprised at this symbolic and utterly ineffective move by the French. These people will pat themselves on the backs even though they’re doing nothing to solve the problem they’re so worried about. It’s exactly how the left handles every other situation.

Read more: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/chris-queen/2023/05/24/france-bans-domestic-flights-where-passengers-can-take-trains-n1697730

Chasan: Paralyzed man walks again using implants connecting brain with spinal cord

A 40-year-old man whose legs were paralyzed in a cycling accident 12 years ago can walk again thanks to implants in his brain and spinal cord. The brain-spine interface (BSI) has remained stable for a year, allowing Gert-Jan Oskam to stand, walk, climb stairs and traverse complex terrains, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Oskam even regains some control over his legs when the BSI is turned off. “My wish was to walk again and I believed it was possible,” Oskam said during a news briefing.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/paralyzed-man-walks-again-using-implants-connecting-brain-with-spinal-cord/


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