Daily News Roundup

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Sam J on Twitchy: Marxism cannot thrive in a world where people are allowed to speak freely. Soros knows this. Democrats know this.

Brad A. Girton contributor to American Thinker: As with any good totalitarian leftist regime, gun confiscation is at the top of the leftist wish list. It’s much easier to institute control and compliance over an unarmed citizenry than it is an armed one. They may deny it, but deep down, this is what they want. All you have to do is watch and listen to them. You hear them use code words like “military-grade weapons” and “red flag laws.” Even our leftist administrative state is getting in on the action, as the ATF is now targeting gun dealers by denying more and more of their business licenses.

Scott Sturman contributor to Brownstone Institute: Totalitarians, who exploit and manipulate the physical and social sciences to restrict personal freedom and human rights, promote subjective science which is convenient to their needs and unbalanced. Protective negative feedback loops are ubiquitous in nature and force systems towards stability and equilibrium but are ignored or marginalized in order to engender a sense of futility and fear in the general population. The ensuing desperation leads to political choices based on emotional and imperfect information and results in unanticipated excesses, persecution, and tyranny.

Charlotte Hazard reporter for Just the News: Trump campaign posts mugshot to his Twitter account, lighting up social media. Trump’s post also read “ELECTION INTERFERENCE” and “NEVER SURRENDER”.

Gabe Guidarini contributor to Human Events: Trump’s enemies have every reason to gloat. They know they don’t need to win elections to vanquish their enemies and win real victories. Republicans, meanwhile, find most of their wins these days in the increasingly embattled Supreme Court. Outside of certain states, such as Texas and Florida, real political victories are few and far between. The only way for Republicans and conservatives to counter left-wing political action is to adopt the left-wing understanding of power, and act.

Becky Noble contributor to RedState: Wednesday’s first GOP Presidential Primary debate was full of questions about the economy, war in Ukraine, climate change, and even UFOs. But conspicuously left out of the fray was one thing, and it is something that, besides the economy, is concerning to many Americans. Fox News Channel debate moderators Martha McCallum and Bret Baier did not ask the candidates one question about election integrity. And while the media tries to downplay that fact, a new poll reveals that fair and honest elections are front and center on the minds of all Americans.

Alex Griffing for Mediate: Fox News’s first Republican debate of the 2024 presidential election exceeded expectations and brought in 12.8 million total viewers, according to data released by Nielsen ratings. Fox broke a record in 2015 with its first debate that cycle, raking in 24 million total average viewers — the most watched primary debate up until that point in the history of television.

Nicholas Ballasy reporter for Just the News: Former President Trump’s debate night interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is at 230 million views and counting on the social media platform X on Wednesday evening.

TIPP Insights Editorial Board: The modern GOP is firmly uniparty and indistinguishable from the Washington Democrats and the Beltway types. Without a MAGA agenda, a new GOP administration would essentially look like the Biden administration, except for a few changes to appeal to the religious right.

Teresa R. Manning contributor to American Greatness: Instead of cultivating virtue in citizens, and maturity and sacrifice in spouses, elites today promote vice, and nowhere more than in sexual matters where individuals are told to put their wants first.  Any kids or others hurt by sexual self-indulgence should just get over it. Gluttony and lust are similar vices in that both involve physical self-indulgence. Ancient Romans personified gluttony. They would gorge themselves on food and then actually vomit in a “vomitorium” so they could eat more! But the ancient world, especially the Greeks, also understood the real nature of vice: It saw vice as slavery.

DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

Sanchez: IN-DEPTH: Top Law Schools Promote Ditching the Constitution

Think tanks contend that the radicalization of attorney education threatens American freedom in a never-before-seen way. In almost every state, law students who pass their state bar examination, which allows them to practice law, take an oath to support the U.S. Constitution. But the country’s top law schools teach future lawyers and judges the opposite. Many now teach that the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the nation since its ratification in 1788, is broken and should be scrapped. At least that’s what two members of conservative think tanks believe after reviewing courses at the country’s Top 10 law schools, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 2022. They examined the teaching at Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia universities and others. Law professors at elite schools are open about their disdain for the U.S. Constitution, the researchers found. “They’re saying they want to get rid of the Constitution—they’re making no secret about it,” said J. Christian Adams, president and general counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation. He’s also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center and former DOJ counsel, agreed. The radicalization of law schools is a threat to freedom not previously encountered in the nation’s history, Mr. von Spakovsky said. “In fact, some of them are very direct in teaching kids that they need to be revolutionaries, according to these courses that these law school students are taking,” he told The Epoch Times.

Read more at Epoch Times.

BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

Fox 25:  Donald Trump briefly speaks after booking in Fulton County Jail

Watch the 1:26 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQfT9Mqu6pM&t=80s

Greenfield: The Left is Opposed to Releasing Mugshots… Except for Trump

No mugshots for criminals. Only for political opponents. One of the many pro-crime initiatives embarked on by the Democrats, under the influence of the Left, was an end to publishing mugshots. Gov. Cuomo and New York’s Democrat legislature shut down the publication of mugshots. Gov. Newsom in California passed a law banning the release of mugshots for non-violent offenders. Utah barred publishing mugshots until a conviction has been achieved. So have a number of other states. Pro-crime laws like these made it hard to warn the public or identify a suspect. […] But the same pro-crime Left that is against mugshots gleefully splashed those of former President Trump and his associates across social media and its news sites.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-left-is-opposed-to-releasing-mugshots-except-for-trump/

Ozimek: Jack Smith Ends DC Grand Jury in Trump Documents Case After Challenge From Judge

While Mr. Smith empaneled a grand jury in Miami to indict President Trump in Florida, the special counsel was also using an out-of-state grand jury in Washington, possibly in hopes of adding charges in the case, which accuses the former president of inappropriately keeping national defense secrets at his Mar-a-Lago home. Earlier in August, Florida-based federal Judge Aileen Cannon reprimanded Mr. Smith for his use of the Washington grand jury and demanded that he justify its use. […] She imposed a deadline of Aug. 22 for the government to respond. The matter of the out-of-state grand jury was addressed by Mr. Smith’s team in a new filing (pdf) on Aug. 22, which indicates that its use has ended. The DC grand jury “completed its term on August 17, 2023,” wrote David Harbach, one of Mr. Smith’s deputies, in the filing.

Read more:  https://www.ntd.com/jack-smith-ends-dc-grand-jury-in-trump-documents-case-after-grilling-by-judge_937963.html

TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE  POWER & CONTROL

(Depopulate through starvation?) Corsi: Will New EPA Regulations Starve Millions Of People?

Two distinguished climate scientists have filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a 45-page comment on the proposed regulation the EPA announced on May 11, 2023, setting emission standards that would require nearly all of coal- and gas-powered plants in the U.S.to capture almost all—90 percent—of their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2038 or shut down. In their comment, William Happer, professor of physics, emeritus, Princeton University, and Richard Lindzen, professor of Earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, emeritus, make both a legal and a scientific case that the EPA’s proposed new rule is based on ideologically driven polices with no basis in legitimate climate science. In a document that appears to be the prelude to filing a lawsuit to block the EPA from implementing the proposed regulation, Happer and Lindzen lay out a science-based case arguing that the new EPA rules designed to limit the use of hydrocarbon fuels in the nation’s power plants could end up reducing the world’s food supply so dramatically that billions of people worldwide would be at risk of death by starvation. […] By emphasizing the benefit of increased CO2 to the production of food, Happer and Lindzen also expose the depopulation ambitions of the IPCC elite pushing an energy transition to wind, solar, and batteries.

Read more at American Thinker.

I & I Editorial Board; 1.5 Degrees Of Climate Fabrication

ghoulish scold John Kerry, the White House’s climate hobgoblin, has repeatedly warned that the world is not on track to contain a 1.5-degree Celsius increase in global temperature above the pre-industrial level, and this means disaster is looming. Others have made the same point, and the media just goes along for the ride. Their predictions are worthless, though. We know this because the United Nations told us so. The rock-solid, undeniable fact is that it’s impossible to make long-term climate predictions, because our climate is ever changing and volatile. It says so in the Third Assessment Report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.” And it has said this since 2001, when that report was put together.

Read more: https://issuesinsights.com/2023/08/24/1-5-degrees-of-climate-fabrication/

THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES & THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS

Ingrassia: The Charge is the Fraud

The legal claims stipulated in Jack Smith’s latest indictment are spurious, constitutionally unfounded, and patently unlawful. The overriding theory of Smith’s case is that Donald Trump conspired to defraud the United States and obstruct an official election proceeding as president. The Smith indictment further stipulates a “conspiracy against rights,” which again goes to the President’s alleged scheme to knowingly conspire to deprive Americans of their right to vote and have their votes counted fairly. As will be discussed below, each one of these claims are easily discreditable, and have no basis whatsoever in law or fact.

Under count one, 18 U.S. Code § 371, the United States improperly brought a criminal charge for fraud using a statute that the Supreme Court has circumscribed repeatedly over many years to apply specifically to financial crimes only. Thus, no matter how many times Jack Smith insists and repeats that President Trump “knowingly” deceived the American people of election fraud does not make it true. Furthermore, Jack Smith does exactly what he accused President Trump and his cadre of “co-conspirators” of doing in his indictment: by “reverse engineering” statutes and shoehorning them into criminal statutes for which they were never intended, Smith manifests wholly novel and ahistorical legal theories, out of thin air, without even a gesture to the countervailing historical and legal record for which they were originally designed and to which they have only ever been applied by courts.

Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/the-charge-is-the-fraud/

(H/T CFP) Roth: DOJ sues SpaceX for hiring discrimination

The US Department of Justice is suing Elon Musk’s SpaceX over allegations that it discriminated against asylees and refugees in hiring. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday, the DOJ claims that, from at least September 2018 to May 2022, SpaceX discouraged refugees and asylees from applying to the company “by wrongly stating that SpaceX can only hire U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.” […] The lawsuit indicates that SpaceX has been on the DOJ’s radar for some time.

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/24/23844450/doj-spacex-lawsuit-hiring-discrimination

Meads: We All Knew Biden’s Goons Would Target Elon Musk. The President Telegraphed It Last November.

As soon as Elon Musk made himself an enemy of “democracy” by supporting free speech on social media, (we know, that makes no sense) he put a target on his back from the Biden administration. In fact, the president even telegraphed that his goons in the government would come after Musk after he bought Twitter — but it wasn’t clear what exactly he meant. On Thursday, Americans got their answer: President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice announced a lawsuit Thursday against Elon Musk’s SpaceX for “allegedly discriminating against asylees and refugees in hiring.” […] Yes, that’s right — Musk is being investigated for putting Americans first. So, how did we know that some sort of federal action would come down the pike against Musk? Well, last November, Biden was asked point blank if he thought that Musk was a “national security threat” and whether or not Twitter (now known as X) should be investigated. Biden . . .

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/we-all-knew-bidens-goons-would-target-elon-musk-the-president-telegraphed-it-last-november

Piper: Stanford accused of rebooting CIA mind-control project with ‘news source trustworthiness ratings’

A proposal in a Stanford University journal for “news source trustworthiness ratings” would, if it advances, be like a digital reboot of the CIA’s psychedelic mind-control experiments from the Cold War era, says a former State Department cyber official who now leads a online free speech watchdog group.

The psychological manipulation used in the experiments – known as Project MK-ULTRA and the subject of congressional hearings in 1977 – is reflected in the Journal of Online Trust and Safety study, conducted by researchers at U.S. and Italian universities, says Mike Benz, the former State Department official who now leads the watchdog group Foundation for Freedom Online. “The whole point” of the study “is you don’t even need fact-checkers to fact-check the story,” a labor-intensive endeavor across the internet, if social media platforms simply apply a “scarlet letter” to disfavored news sources, Benz told Just the News. By creating “the appearance of having done a fact-check, it’s deliberately fraudulent.”

Read more/Watch the 7:41 minute video MK-Ultra: The shocking Cold War experiments hidden by the CIA – BBC REEL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_-ek5CsTGc&t=102s

2020 ELECTION FRAUD UPDATE

Wetmore & McMyrray: HERE’S THE PROOF: The FBI and Attorney General Nessel Hid These from the People of Michigan – Piles of Fraudulent-Manufactured Ballot Registrations from the 2020 Election

Photos from a confidential source close to the Muskegon investigation reveal what far-left Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel now admits is a stack of faked and fraudulent voter application forms with a return address at a Staybridge hotel, the base of operations for GBI Strategies in 2020 that sent out at least ten thousand fake voter registration applications for the election. These photos and the source confirm that Muskegon Clerk Ann Meisch received these voter applications and received them in multiple batches, sometimes through the mail and sometimes in person.  This is possibly why Muskegon, far-left AG Nessel, and the FBI don’t want to give the Gateway Pundit access to the files: because the voter fraud is so obvious that all the voter signatures are in the same handwriting and just printed signatures, not real signings. […] Why is no one being prosecuted for these crimes after three years? The Muskegon Police told the Gateway Pundit that they can’t get the FBI to return their phone calls about this case. Yet the Muskegon GOP has produced a report of serious ‘irregularities‘ in the Muskegon County voter file from 2020 that shows 32,000 more voters on the voter file than normal.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/here-are-photos-fbi-attorney-general-nessel-hid/

COVID-19 REDUX? BRACE YOURSELVES.

War Room: Naomi Wolf On FDAs Approval of New Booster Jab Prior to New Variant

These  injections are so criminally dangerous if not fatal.

Watch the 7:46 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3bd0ft-naomi-wolf-on-fdas-approval-of-new-booster-jab-prior-to-new-variant.html

War Room: Naomi Wolf Discusses Upcoming Authoritarian COVID Mandates

Watch the 9:15 minute interview:  https://rumble.com/v3bczqj-naomi-wolf-discusses-upcoming-authoritarian-covid-mandates.html

Schachtel: In New Interview, Fauci Defends Lockdowns and Forced Shots

Recently retired government bureaucrat Anthony Fauci just appeared at a university virtual event titled, “Pandemic Lessons and Role of Faculty in Pandemic Preparedness with Dr. Anthony Fauci.” During the conversation, Fauci, who is now affiliated with Georgetown University, made it clear that he still supports locking down society in the name of a virus, adding that lockdowns are a great tool to forcibly “vaccinate” people. I’ll save you 40 minutes of your life and quote some of the “highlights” from the interview, in which a Wayne State University professor asks Fauci about what he’s learned from his time overseeing a “pandemic response.” The video of the chat is available via YouTube below: Fauci falsely claimed that New York City was overrun and had “cooler trucks outside because they had no places to put the bodies.”

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/in-new-interview-fauci-defends-lockdowns-and-forced-shots/

Gortler: CDC Now Refusing New COVID Vaccine Adverse Event Reports in Its V-Safe Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) V-safe website quietly stopped collecting adverse event reports with no reason or explanation. The V-safe website simply states: “Thank you for your participation. Data collection for COVID-19 vaccines concluded on June 30, 2023.” If you go there today, V-safe directs users to the FDA’s VAERS website for adverse event reporting, even though officials continually derided VAERS as “passive” and “unverified.”  […] Does this mean that the CDC believes that the mRNA Covid-19 injections are so safe, there is no need to monitor adverse event reports any longer? What is the argument against continued monitoring, especially since the V-safe website was already up and paid for? While CDC’s V-safe was stealthily and abruptly turned off, refusing to accept new safety reports, to this very day the CDC continues to urge everyone ages 6 months and older to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. […] Will the CDC opine on the existing data or justify its halting of collecting new safety data? To the best of my knowledge, stopping the collection of public health information doesn’t have a clinical justification or scientific precedence — especially when it comes to an actively marketed product.

Read more: https://brownstone.org/articles/cdc-refusing-new-covid-vaccine-adverse-event-reports/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE U.S. MILITARY

Sam: STUDENT AT FORT NOVOSEL GOES INTO CARDIAC ARREST IN THE COCKPIT | INVESTIGATION WON’T TAKE PLACE

on Friday, August 18, a student pilot was flying NOE (Nap of the earth is a low altitude flight used by military aircraft to avoid enemy detection and attack in a high-threat environment) when he suddenly slumped over the controls. There was a second student pilot who jumped into action and pulled him off of the controls while the IP (Instructor Pilot) took over and was able to safely land on the stage field. […] I think we all have the same suspicions. If you’ve been living on planet earth in the last two years and aren’t aware of the abnormal amount of young Americans dropping dead, then you’re one of the fortunate ones who’s managed to insulate themselves from literally every external media source available. You may still be in denial about it being attributed to the COVID vaccine, and you may even be stupid enough to pin it on climate change, but you’re aware that deaths are increasing nonetheless.

Read more: https://trmlx.com/student-pilot-goes-into-cardiac-arrest-behind-controls-of-helicopter/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY

Fleitz: Debate Fireworks Reflect Growing Divide over Biden’s Failed Ukraine Policy

ith the apparent failure of Ukraine’s spring/summer offensive and the Biden Administration’s refusal to offer a peace plan, President Biden’s latest request for $24 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine landed with a thud on Capitol Hill. If approved, total U.S. aid to Ukraine since the war began in 2022 would reach $135 billion. Sharp divisions over the Ukraine War at this week’s Republican primary debate reflect similar differences in Congress, with the two leading candidates critical of continuing U.S. military support. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis opposed more funding unless European states stepped up to “pull their weight.” Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy said he would immediately cut off U.S. military aid. Former President Trump has taken a slightly different approach, calling on Congress to withhold military support for Ukraine until the Biden administration cooperates with congressional investigations into his son Hunter’s business dealings. The former President also has said that if elected, he would negotiate a quick end to the war. Several debaters strongly disagreed . . .  […] At this week’s BRICS summit in South Africa, China attempted to build on the Saudi summit when it proposed a new joint China-South Africa peace plan that would make these two nations negotiators to end the Ukraine War.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/08/25/debate-fireworks-reflect-growing-divide-over-bidens-failed-ukraine-policy/

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA

(H/T AA) Citizen Free Press: “DON’T LET IT HAPPEN”

George Orwell speaks about 1984.

Watch the 1;24 minute clip: https://anodtothegods.com/?p=36758

Solway: The Summoning Rituals of the Left

The malignant playbook of the contemporary left is generally considered to be Saul Alinsky’s 1989 “Rules for Radicals,” and there is certainly much truth to the story of the book’s destructive influence. But the source text for social and political upheaval is Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven’s far more detailed and authoritative 1997 manual, “The Breaking of the American Social Compact.” The Cloward-Piven strategy seeks to hasten the fall of the free market and the republican structure of government by overloading the administrative apparatus with an avalanche of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis mode and eventual economic collapse. Choking the welfare rolls, for example, would serve to generate a political and financial meltdown, break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears, and bring the system crashing down. The fear, turmoil, and violence accompanying such a debacle would provide the perfect conditions for fostering radical change. We see the strategy in action today, . . . […] As Stephen McDonald warns on Liberty Island, Cloward-Piven in action would probably mean “an America gone red in tooth and claw, [p]roperty confiscation at a minimum, re-education camps [and] the country in ruins. If that wasn’t the probable outcome, leftoids wouldn’t be pushing for a Cloward-Piven result in the first place.” As for the tandem in question, we have met the type before: dissociated academics who serve the Prince of Lies rather than seek truth through disinterested scholarship. And as for their acolytes, they are the locusts of the political underworld creating nation-destroying havoc where there was none before.

Read more: https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-solway-2/2023/08/23/the-summoning-rituals-of-the-left-n1721490

War Room: “We’re Abandoning The Petrodollar”: Walsh Warns Of The Deadly, Costly Energy Path The U.S. Is Taking

Iran, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Ethiopia now aligning  with BRICS = 50% of oil production.

Watch the 6:44 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3b8wks-were-abandoning-the-petrodollar-walsh-warns-of-the-deadly-costly-energy-pat.html

Chastain: VIDEO: Migrants Enter U.S. Through 114 Gates Welded Open Along Arizona Border

Literally. Open. The New York Post has a video of about 50 migrants literally walking across the border. Nobody stopped them. Nobody questioned them. […] US officials have inexplicably welded open 114 massive gates along the Arizona border to allow water to flow freely during the annual monsoon season and for the migration of an endangered species of antelope, officials said. But the move is also letting an average of 1,400 migrants from as far away as China casually walk into the country daily — with overwhelmed and outnumbered border agents practically helpless to stop them. “We thought the agents were going to tell us something,” one Ecuadorean migrant said. “But we just walked in.” A woman from Cuba described it as “so easy” compared to the hard “journey through Mexico.” […] The 12-foot wide gates have supposedly been open for two months. Motorcycles can drive through one while buses on the Mexico side drive migrants to the gates and let them out.

Read morel https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/08/video-migrants-enter-u-s-through-114-gates-welded-open-along-arizona-border/

Wilson: FEMA Holds Employee Trainings on ‘White Supremacy’ As More Than 1,000 Hawaiians Remain Missing

The federal government agency tasked with leading the response to natural disasters has its hands full as more than 1,000 Americans remain missing following wildfires that devastated the Hawaiian island of Maui. FEMA nonetheless is mandating a three-hour diversity training for employees that argues, among other things, that white supremacy is “ingrained in nearly every system and institution in the U.S.” While it’s unclear how many of FEMA’s 20,000-plus employees were required to complete the training, internal emails reviewed by the Free Beacon indicate that the agency’s “resilience” division was advised of a requirement to complete one of three three-hour diversity training modules between Aug. 1 and Sept. 28. “FEMA Resilience” works to “help communities across the United States equitably adapt, survive, recover and thrive in the face of natural disasters” and boasts roughly 2,600 employees, according to someone familiar. The division is led by Biden administration appointee Victoria Salinas, the agency’s website says.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/fema-diversity-training/

Manning: From Tolerance to Tyranny: Feeding the Gender Beast

In our age of gender mania, does anyone even remember the word tolerance, the seemingly modest request of same-sex couples some years ago? Or the Defense of Marriage Act, a statute enacted by Congress and thirty-one states to clarify that marriage could be only between a man and a woman? Official supporters included Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and …. Joe Biden. Obviously the 2015 United States Supreme Court opinion, Obergefell v. Hodges, upended these laws. That opinion discovered, 227 years after the Constitution’s ratification, that the Equal Protection clause demands acceptance of same-sex marriage, though one wonders if real acceptance can ever be demanded. Many thought the decision would lay to rest sexual politics, since marriage had long been the end goal for activists. But the opposite has happened: Far from settling sexual politics, Obergefell has escalated its demands. Now the country is told to accept the overt sexualization of kids with “Drag Queen Story Hour” and parade chants like, “We’re here! We’re queer! We’re coming for your children!” Worse, current gender ideology promotes Frankenstein procedures, monstrously called . . . […] So promoting vice is actually a means of controlling people, though the vice is always packaged as freedom, or pleasure, or some other ostensible good. In reality, however, vice is a weapon and self-indulgence is a weakness and both displace self-control with external control. Thus, as sexual indulgence grows, so does government control (think adultery, then divorce court), since citizens without internal, self-governance require outside, state governance. Inevitably, they get tyranny. The way out? The only way out of our current dystopic age of gender mania and sexual degeneracy is, . . .

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2023/08/25/from-tolerance-to-tyranny-feeding-the-gender-beast/

THE MEDICAL CARTEL CANCELLED THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH

Elordi: Emergency Room Staff Near St. Louis Gender Clinic Worry ‘No One Is Ever Told No’: Report

Emergency room workers at a St. Louis children’s hospital that houses a popular gender clinic said they worry that the young trans-identifying patients showing up at the ER in crisis are never “told no” when it comes to hormone treatments. In February, Jamie Reed, a former case manager at the Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital went public with explosive whistleblower allegations that the gender clinic had hastily put children with significant psychiatric issues on gender hormone treatments. Reed also alleged that the clinic did not make sure children and their families were fully aware of the side effects, some of which are serious. At the same time, emergency room staff at the hospital started seeing a spike in trans-identifying children showing up every day in psychiatric crisis, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/emergency-room-staff-near-st-louis-gender-clinic-worry-no-one-is-ever-told-no-report

Brown: The AMA Examines the Idea of Subsidies for Uterus Transplants for Trans People

One of the problems with a buckshot-style news cycle is that things can slip past the public and become old news very quickly. And, in some cases, we are talking about news items that are indicators of fairly serious trends. Take, for example, a June article in the AMA Journal of Ethics® that floats the idea of using taxpayer funds for uterus transplants (UTx) for transgendered people. The article begins by discussing who might benefit (along with actual women) from such a procedure. Among those likely to be interested in UTx are transwomen who want to gestate their own children, transwomen who want uterus transplants to consolidate their identities but not to gestate children, some transmen who want to gestate their own children, and cismen wanting to gestate children of their own. […] Of course, such surgeries are not cheap. The article states: In the United States, the costs of UTx have been estimated to run between $100,000 and $300, 000, and these costs are typically paid by institutions themselves or through research grants supporting clinical trials. A few institutions offer UTx to cisgender women paying out of pocket, although these women’s insurance might cover some of their expenses that would ordinarily be paid by health insurers for pregnancy and childbearing.

Read more: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/lincolnbrown/2023/08/23/the-ama-examines-the-idea-of-subsidies-for-uterus-transplants-for-trans-people-n1721457

BOOK REVIEW: THE MYTH OF OVER-PUNISHMENT  BY BARRY LATZER

Riley: Do Not Spare the Rod, or the Iron Bars

Many other savage criminals are released from America’s prisons every year. Many more never even make it to prison in the first place, because of the tremendous influence of activists and their political allies who allege we “overpunish.” Radical criticism of our criminal justice system has become ever bolder over the past few decades. Arguments for the abolition of prison are commonplace on college campuses and in the pages of the nation’s newspapers. Barry Latzer, an emeritus professor of criminal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has written a muscular response to these radicals in The Myth of Overpunishment. The first half of the book deals with the history of punishment in America. Early on, it was often straightforwardly vicious. From the colonial era through the 19th century, punishment typically entailed intensely cruel public spectacle. As “colonial maim-and-shame” gave way to the prison system, brutality remained the norm. Latzer describes the “shower bath”—an early form of waterboarding—as a frequent punishment in the early prison system. […] The 20th century saw the birth of the progressive approach to punishment, which purported to apply scientific principles to the field. Efforts to discover—and sometimes to invent—ways in which mental pathology produced crime increased. Sterilization of the “criminogenic” became a tool in the punitive apparatus. Beyond this pseudo-scientific social Darwinism, the rise of progressivism also meant the gradual turning away from brutal punishments and toward more supposedly humane methods of dealing with crime.

Read more: https://chroniclesmagazine.org/recent-features/do-not-spare-the-rod-or-the-iron-bars/

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HILL

Seariac: Faith and baseball meet in this tear-inducing, inspirational summer film

The film “The Hill” (PG) premieres in theaters on Aug. 25. Ricky Hill, son of a Baptist preacher, is the subject of a new inspirational film starring Colin Ford, Dennis Quaid and Joelle Carter. […] Ricky Hill’s road from son of a Baptist preacher born in Texas to successful minor league baseball player was difficult. Hill told USA Today he was born without a disk in his back and was jeered at for the braces he wore. Still, he wanted to be “the next Mickey Mantle.” “We were so poor I remember eating dog food out of a can. My dad had to make my own leg braces, and I tried to hide them under my pants,” Hill said to USA Today. “I didn’t have money for anything; I didn’t have a glove until I was 12. But I never learned the word ‘quit.’” “There is no such thing as no in my book,” Hill told The Athletic. “I hope (people watching this) take the fact that even though they told me my disease was going to end me, I wasn’t going to accept that. I said I’m not accepting no, and I didn’t. I said I would play (pro ball) until every tire went flat.”

Read more/Watch the 2:20 minute trailer: https://www.deseret.com/entertainment/2023/8/20/23839469/the-hill-theaters

OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION

Barkoukis: There’s a Major Problem With Ramaswamy’s Defense of Soros Scholarship

When Ramaswamy accepted the award in 2011, he was a first-year law student at Yale and had been working for several years as an investment analyst at the hedge fund QVT Financial. In 2011, the same year he accepted the award, Ramaswamy reported $2,252,209 in total income, according to his tax returns, which he released in June. He reported a total of $1,173,690 in income in the three years prior. (Fox News)

Read more: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/08/25/ramaswamy-already-a-millionaire-when-he-took-soros-scholarship-n2627526

O’Brien: The Dr. Zhivago Treatment: Welcome migrants, bye-bye property rights

There is a famous scene in the film Dr. Zhivago where the eponymous doctor returns to his private home to find that the Bolsheviks have seized it and decided to house 30 families there. As Zhivago, who has been off fighting on behalf of Mother Russia, attempts to wrap his head around the new status quo, a socialist housing commissar scolds him for ever having had such a luxurious home in the first place. Most Americans watch that part of the movie and think, “That could never happen here!” After all, the Third Amendment to the Constitution of the United States specifically states . . . […] So, American homes should be safe from the Zhivago treatment, right? […] What are radical, globalist mayors and lieutenant governors to do when they find themselves with egg on their faces? They expect regular Janes and Joes to clean up their mess. In June of this year, New York City Mayor Eric Adams asked everyday New Yorkers to consider housing migrants in spare rooms in their private residences. More recently, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll jumped on the bandwagon and appealed to Bay State residents to “host” migrants in “an extra room or suite.” […] So far, these measures seem to have been taken with the cooperation (and compensation) of property owners. […] If they’re comfortable disregarding immigration laws, simply because they dislike them, what’s to stop them from disregarding private property laws that interfere with their political agenda?

Read more at American Thinker.

Nasir: Carlos Santana Rejects Gender Ideology Mid-Consert

Legendary artist Carlos Santana shared his solidarity with Dave Chappelle’s statement that “a woman is a woman and a man is a man,” during a speech at his concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2023/08/24/carlos-santana-gender-ideology-concert-dave-chapelle/

Venker: What If The Answer To Skyrocketing Childcare Costs Is Staying Home With Your Kids?

According to Care.com, the average cost of full-time, center-based infant daycare in 2023 is $1,136 per month. That’s per child. To help solve this problem, finance blogger Ivana Pino suggests six ways to lower the costs of childcare — none of which is helpful and one of which includes using debt! Practical suggestions such as relocating to a cheaper area of the country or moving closer to family didn’t make the list. But the most glaring omission is the option for a parent to stay home. Why not forgo the childcare expense altogether and use that money to ease a family’s financial burdens? In my recent YouTube video on daycare, one commenter conceded that his wife’s entire paycheck goes to pay for daycare. Her entire paycheck! That may be an extreme example, but it is nevertheless true that a majority of Americans spend 20 percent or more of their household income on childcare. Married couples would be wise to put pen to paper in order to determine if that second income offsets their daycare costs.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/08/24/what-if-the-answer-to-skyrocketing-childcare-costs-is-staying-home-with-your-kids/

TheLibertyDaily: Black Man Wearing ‘Niggas 4 Trump’ Shirt: Charges Against Trump Are ‘All Bullsh*t’

Watch the 1:45 minute video: https://rumble.com/v3baqpb-black-man-wearing-niggas-4-trump-shirt-charges-against-trump-are-all-bullsh.html

INTERNATIONAL

Sundance: BRICS Economic Bloc Expands Adding Iran, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Ethiopia During Summit

The original BRICS economic alliance between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa has expanded today. During the summit held in South Africa, the group which is home to about 40% of the world’s population and a quarter of global gross domestic product, voted to accept the applications of Iran, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Ethiopia. What we see forming now is further evidence of the great energy cleaving. As most western nations chase the World Economic Forum’s priority around ‘climate change’, the BRICS alliance hedges for more traditional energy sources (oil, natural gas, coal). China will benefit the most as the Western industrial economies will not be able to compete in a global market using windmills and solar panels. The western alliance (yellow) will be chasing climate change energy policy to power their economies. The rest of the world (grey) will be using traditional and more efficient energy development. The global cleaving around energy use would be complete.

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/08/24/brics-economic-bloc-expands-adding-iran-argentina-uae-saudi-arabia-egypt-and-ethiopia-during-summit/

Imanuelsen: Norway LOCKED Man in Psychiatric Ward for Questioning mRNA Shots

This is about a Norwegian man named Trond Harald Haaland. He has long been outspoken about things like the World Economic Forum, climate change and vaccine passports. He has posted a lot about the excess death rates we have been seeing after the roll out of the mRNA vaccines. In other words, this is a man who does not believe the mainstream media narrative. He thinks for himself. And he has been actively criticizing the Norwegian health system for what happened during the pandemic. Among other things, earlier this year he sent a letter to a very senior doctor in his region to demand a stop to covid vaccination of children 5 to 11 years old. Now someone had anonymously reported him to the police for being “mentally unstable”. We have no idea who it was. Could be anyone. It could be some antifa extremist that had reported him for all we know. Then the police contacted the health system based on this anonymous tip.

That is all that was needed for two “health care workers” together with two uniformed police officers to arrive at his door and forcibly haul the man away and lock him up in a psychiatric ward.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/norway-locked-man-psychiatric-ward-questioning-mrna-shots/

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