Daily News Roundup

Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes


Senator Mike Lee (R-UT): Packing the court is an act of arrogant lawlessness. Those behind this effort spit in the face of judicial independence.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield Biden’s ambassador to the United Nations: White supremacy is woven “into our founding documents and principles.’

Daniel Greenfield contributor to FrontPage Magazine: While few will agree on what is a conspiracy theory, the most obvious symptom of a conspiracy theory is that it cannot be disproven. The most popular establishment conspiracy theory is systemic racism. Like most conspiracy theories, anything can be ascribed to systemic racism, from mathematics to the existence of a highway, it can be used to explain everything, and yet it so comprehensively pervades everything that its existence can never be disproven.


Dave Chappell comedian: The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the first one doesn’t work out.

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) tweeted: South Dakota won’t be taking any illegal immigrants that the Biden Administration wants to relocate. My message to illegal immigrants… call me when you’re an American

Derek Hunter contributor to Townhall: The efficiency with which the left can open a book to the same page and read along together in unison is amazing, a testament to the hive mind progressives share. Whatever the cause, no matter the issue, the amen chorus can always be counted on to be at the ready with whatever narrative-enforcing talking points they’ve been provided with. It’s part of the reason they succeed so often. Now that it has infected left-wing corporate America, it will hopefully be their downfall.

Chris Stigall contributor to Townhall: Obama’s presidency ushered in a new way of doing business between Democrats and corporate America. Donations weren’t enough. Oversight and congressional hearings weren’t enough. This time the big guy would personally inject himself into every transaction and just like any classic movie mobster, President Obama reminded them once government was on the inside there would be no autonomy. They would play by his rules, or else.


Naomi Wolf liberal author levels an accusation against Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates: When there’s a real pandemic it doesn’t need PR. There are false narratives at different inflection points in the whole house of cards. Unfortunately the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation funds our major media. The New York Times got millions in funding; the Guardian got millions in funding; the CDC foundation gets $12-17 million a year from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; the Telegraph gets millions, NPR gets millions. It’s a completely closed circle. So the CDC does what Bill Gates wants, the New York Times does what Bill Gates wants, the Guardian does what Bill Gates wants.

Charlie Chester CNN technical Director in a Project Veritas undercover video: COVID? Gangbusters with ratings.

Peter Breggin, psychiatrist speaks out against forced COVID vaccinations of individuals unable to give consent: It represents the worst of psychiatry, public health, and progressive politics coming all together in the service of globalism

Lewis Andrews Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation president: . . . woke curricula involve much more than warped views of history, the scientific method, and social relations—they also employ instructional methods that have been shown to inflict serious psychological harm completely independent of what is being taught. These include the frequent use of shaming, forced public confessions of so-called ‘privilege,’ the acceptance of one’s socioeconomic background as an excuse for not achieving, and the promotion of ideological conformity as the best way to deal with social conflict.

JoJo Siwa, the “Dance Mom” television star: I recently just came out as a part of the LGBTQ community. I have the best, most amazing, wonderful girlfriend in the entire world who makes me so so so happy and that is all that matters. I think it’s really cool now that kids all around the world who look up to me can now see that loving who you want to love is totally awesome. If you want to fall in love with a girl, if you want to fall in love with a boy, if you want to fall with somebody who is a they/them, or who is non-binary, that is incredible. Love is awesome. You can be in love with whoever you want to be in love with, and it should be celebrated. And amazingly, now today in the world, it is.


Coy: Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson: History Repeats Itself
If the Progressives (socialists, globalists, Deep State) were hoping President Trump would go quietly into that dark night, they are sadly mistaken. If the Progressives were praying that Trump would cower in obscurity after November of 2020, their prayers have not been answered. If the Progressives were dreaming that Trump and the Trumpsters would never be heard from again, their dreams have become a nightmare. Rather than looking like John Adams or Jimmy Carter or Bush 41, Trump is showing a remarkable resemblance to President Andrew Jackson. The political histories are remarkably similar. As we approach the first 100 days since Biden was suspiciously placed into office, President Trump and the MAGA nation have done anything but concede, anything but beg for forgiveness, and anything but accept the fraudulent results of the 2020 presidential election. As Trump might quote Andy Jackson, these first 100 days with Biden resemble another “corrupt bargain,” and he’s not going to stand for it. It appears that patriots are not going to stand for it, either. […] History repeats itself because human nature does not change.
Read more at American Thinker.


Helpel: Federal Government Caught Buying ‘Fresh’ Flesh Of Aborted Babies Who Could Have Survived As Preemies
Last week, legal accountability group Judicial Watch dropped a bombshell: a nearly 600-page report proving the U.S. government has been buying and trafficking “fresh” aborted baby body parts. These body parts, purchased by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to “humanize” mice and test biologic drugs in scientific experiments, came from babies up to 24-weeks-old gestation, just weeks from being born. […] Recent emails uncovered by Judicial Watch between FDA employees and the California-based Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) prove the agency spent tens of thousands of dollars buying aborted babies for unethical scientific experiments between 2012 and 2018. In 2018, the Trump administration terminated the contract, halting government fetal tissue research due to concerns the contracts were unlawful. Judicial Watch’s new FOIA Request adds 575 pages of records to its existing 2019 lawsuit against the agency. […] Emails between FDA officials and ABR employees reveal disturbing conversations as they collaborate to buy and sell aborted fetuses. Records indicate ABR was paid $12,000 upfront per baby, some survivable out of the womb, between the gestational age of 16-24 weeks. Most purchases are for intact thymuses and livers shipped “Fresh; on wet ice.”
Read more at The Federalist.

Tucker Carlson: America is now one nation with two very different justice systems
The ironically-named “Civil Rights Division” of the Biden Justice Department announced Wednesday there will be no charges brought against the man who shot and killed protester Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol back in January. No one who pays attention was surprised to hear this. In cases like this, the benefit of the doubt usually does goes to law enforcement, and as we’ve often said, we’re fine with that. It should. But still, in a free society, the rest of us have a right to know roughly what happened. In this case, who shot Ashli Babbitt and why? The Biden administration says the man who killed Babbitt is a Capitol Hill police officer, and he did the right thing. That’s all they’ve said. We know that Ashli Babbitt was short, female and unarmed. There’s no evidence the officer who killed her gave any kind of verbal warming before he pulled the trigger. Is that standard procedure? No one will tell us.
Read more/Watch the 15 minute Carlson video.

Sadler: Mr. Pelosi’s shrewd investments raise suspicions
Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, is one heck of a trader! He purchased about $10 million in Microsoft shares through call options on March 19th when the stock was trading at $230.35. Days later, Microsoft was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army valued at $22 billion and inked a deal to buy an artificial intelligence firm. It’s stock has soared about 12% since Mr. Pelosi’s initial investment. […] The timing of the Microsoft investment is very suspicious. […] But Mr. Pelosi’s good fortunes don’t stop there. Weeks before President Biden signed an executive order to replace . . . In January of last year, before the coronavirus shut down the economy, Mr. Pelosi purchased . . . In late February, after Mrs. Pelosi received a private coronavirus briefing, Mr. Pelosi paid up to $3.3 million to buy . . . […] This year, Mrs. Pelosi has blocked several bills aimed at prohibiting lawmakers and their spouses from trading in corporate stocks from coming to the House floor for a vote. […] Mrs. Pelosi is not alone. Several members of Congress — both Republican and Democrat — were revealed to have bought or sold stock last February and March after receiving private briefings on the looming threat of coronavirus.
Read more at Washington Times.


Saunders: House Republicans hilariously mock AWOL Kamala Harris using just a milk carton
Have you seen this woman? Vice President Kamala Harris has never been one to be shy — the politician who’s now only a heartbeat away from the presidency without winning a single vote can’t be short of moxie. But when it comes to one of the most serious crises currently facing the country, Harris has been AWOL, and at a news conference on Wednesday, House Republicans found a dead-on way to mock her for it. […] In short, she’s out of the picture. And that makes the picture on the milk carton picture-perfect.
Read more at WND.


Schlichter: The Coming Backlash
This is about power, people. Their power over you. Understand that you can’t reason your way out of this. We’re not going to explain to our enemies why it’s inefficient, ineffective, or unAmerican to do the things they are trying to do. […] . . . There is no point, except power. They want to control you. If they can’t they want to destroy you. Everything – and I mean everything – is bent to that objective. That’s why the media lies to you. That’s why they selectively prosecute. That’s why movie stars lecture you. That’s why they want to take your guns. That’s why they want to cheat in elections. That’s why critical race theory is a thing. You, disenfranchised. You, despised. You, a serf. That’s it. That’s the goal. So, trying to reason your way out of it is useless. […] They want to blind us. They want to gag us. They want us tip-toeing through the PC minefield, afraid to take a step less we trigger a detonation of cancellation. But have you noticed the rumblings of resistance? Have you noticed the stirrings of pushback? […] But the backlash is coming, peaceful but unstoppable. First, . . .
Read more at Townhall.


VDH: How to Start a War
Wars often arise from uncertainty. When strong powers appear weak, truly weaker ones take risks they otherwise would not. Sloppy braggadocio and serial promises of restraint alternatively trigger wars, too. Empty tough talk can needlessly egg on aggressors. But mouthing utopian bromides convinces bullies that their targets are too sophisticated to counter aggression. Sometimes announcing “a new peace process” without any ability to bring either novel concessions or pressures only raises false hopes—and furor.
Read more at American Greatness.

Goodin: Biden in Black Sea U-Turn as he CANCELS deployment of two warships despite calling Putin and threatening ‘repercussions’ over troop build-up on Ukraine border: President hits Moscow with sanctions and expels ten diplomats
Last week, Turkey said Washington was sending two warships to the Black Sea, in a decision Russia called an unfriendly provocation. But the Biden administration has reversed the decision after the Kremlin warned them to ‘stay away for their own good’. Washington’s U-turn in Crimea came on the day Biden announced sweeping new sanctions against Moscow as the White House seeks to rein in Russian aggression while avoiding an all-out diplomatic war with the Kremlin. ‘We have no desire to be in an escalating war with Russia,’ a senior administration official said Thursday on a briefing call with reporters, saying the White House doesn’t want things ‘spinning out of control.’ ‘We do not seek a downward spiral. We can and think we can avoid that,’ the official said. Officials made clear, however, that it ‘will not accept its destabilizing behavior that harms the United States, its allies and its partners.’
Read more at Daily Mail.

MARK NICOL: The UK and US are impotent – and they won’t take on the Kremlin
So how close are we to war? Arguably, only Vladimir Putin knows. The Kremlin’s agent provocateur is indulging in his characteristic high-stakes games and contempt for international laws. While his frightening show of force may merely be intended to boost his popularity – his approval rating hit a record high after his invasion of Ukraine in 2014 – make no mistake, we are just one step from serious conflict. Putin is playing ‘a suspense game’, according to Russia expert Dr Maryna Vorotnyuk, of the Royal United Services Institute, and the longer he keeps everyone anxiously waiting, the more political capital he gains.
Read more at Daily Mail.


Prager U: Is Communism Moral?
Capitalism has produced freedom and crushed poverty. Communism has produced poverty and crushed freedom. So why is there still a debate as to which system is more moral? Dennis Prager explains.
Watch the 5 minute video Prager U.

Nitzberg: Democratic lawmakers to put forward legislation to add four more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court
Congressional Democrats are slated to introduce legislation on Thursday that would add four more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, boosting the number of justices on the bench from nine to 13.Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts are backing the legislation and are slated to participate in a press conference about it on Thursday. “Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure,” Rep. Jones tweeted.
Read more at Just the News.

Alexander & Schwab: House Committee votes to advance reparations bill that could pay back trillions of dollars to 40M descendants of black slaves
. . . supporters of reparations were celebrating, with Shelia Jackson Lee, the New York congresswoman who sponsored the bill, describing it as a triumph. ‘No such bill has ever come this far during Congressional history of the United States,’ she said, following the vote.
Read more at Daily Mail.

Jipping: Senate Democrats Are Padding The Filibuster Numbers To Lie About Why They Want To Kill It
Senate Democrats are committing filibuster fraud, presenting one set of legislative books to the public while trying to hide the real ones. They are padding the “filibuster” numbers so they can bemoan a non-existent crisis and then — wait for it — claim they have no choice but to abolish the filibuster altogether. This is the legislative version of the guy who kills his parents and begs for the court’s mercy because he’s an orphan. We’ve been around this block before. In 2013, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, coined the phrase “filibuster fraud” as he exposed the same scheme by Democrats to cook the filibuster books so they could abolish the practice for nominations. He spoke about it repeatedly on the Senate floor explaining just how the fraud works (see here, here, here, and here). In short, the Senate cannot vote on passing a bill before ending debate on it. It’s important to note that “debate” here isn’t a verb and doesn’t . . . […] Filibuster fraud is not only dishonest, but it produces some absurd results. Historically, . . .
Read more at The Federalist.


Blaze Staff: WATCH: Critical Race TYRANNY: The Great Reset of Education
A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It’s called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a “parasitic system” based on the “invasion” of “white male settlers.” On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to “cash in on kids’ inherent empathy” in order to train them to become “activist intellectuals,” starting as early as first grade.
Read more/Watch the disturbing 48 minute Beck video at The Blaze.


Prager U: After almost ten years of creating compelling content for college students, Prager U is now producing educational videos for K-12th grade students. We are also bringing together teachers and parents who are concerned about America’s education system and are willing to do something about it. We launched PragerU Resources for Educators & Parents (PREP) to give parents and teachers the resources, support, and tools to teach children about America’s blessings and limitless opportunities.
Visit Prager U’s website for children.


The Prickly Pear’s TAKE ACTION focus this year is to help achieve a winning 2024 national and state November 5th election with the removal of the Biden/Obama leftist executive branch disaster, win one U.S. Senate seat, maintain and win strong majorities in all Arizona state offices on the ballot and to insure that unrestricted abortion is not constitutionally embedded in our laws and culture.

Please click the TAKE ACTION link to learn to do’s and don’ts for voting in 2024. Our state and national elections are at great risk from the very aggressive and radical leftist Democrat operatives with documented rigging, mail-in voter fraud and illegals voting across the country (yes, with illegals voting across the country) in the last several election cycles.

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of The Prickly Pear essays entitled How NOT to Vote in the November 5, 2024 Election in Arizona to be well informed of the above issues and to vote in a way to ensure the most likely chance your vote will be counted and counted as you intend.

Please click the following link to learn more.