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Scott McKay contributing editor at The American Spectator: It might have been embarrassing, and it might have given the enemies in the political class ample opportunities to snicker and hurl insults. But at the end of the day, the result reached when Mike Johnson won a 220–209 vote over wannabe Def Poetry Jam participant Hakeem Jeffries was the best one America could have asked for.

Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist: Blue politicians and their allies in the press put more effort into being outraged over Johnson’s speech than they did into condemning Democrats’ disingenuous bible-thumping because Johnson’s commitment to keep God’s commandments and follow the principles outlined in the Bible poses a direct threat to their increasingly pagan political agenda.

Terence Jeffrey is investigative editor for the Daily Caller News: So, how many Hizballah — or Hamas — terrorists are in the United States today? Since our southern border is not secure and many people cross it illegally every day, our federal government has no way of knowing.

Brian Kennedy contributor to The American Mind: During the Cold War, many well-intentioned people did not want to believe that the Soviet Union would sponsor terrorism. Likewise, they will not today want to believe that the Chinese Communist Party had a hand in the attack on Israel by Hamas or have actively placed military personnel in the United States. To believe such things is to establish a blood unity between the great Communist states and the world of Islamic terrorism—an allegiance born not of kinship but of murder and the cold ideological commitment that both have toward the destruction of the free world. This blood unity is not to be underestimated. For whatever else is true, if our enemies believe that the United States has been demoralized, the stage has been set for a direct attack on the American homeland. The exact form this will take we do not yet know. But Americans must be prepared to meet this enemy here in the United States, for we do not have the luxury of fighting this war abroad. The open borders of the Obama and Biden Administrations have seen to that.

Raw Egg Nationalist contributor to The American Mind: As the angry responses to Thunberg’s post show, the crisis in Israel has opened gaping divisions within the international Left. Radicals and moderates, the cadre and the well-heeled metropolitan elites, are now facing off over the glaring contradictions within their ideology and organization. This is already happening, without any help from the Left’s opponents. But there’s no reason why we shouldn’t make it worse, and help “sharpen the contradictions” as Marx himself suggested.

Matt Vespa is Senior Editor of Townhall.com. re the Maine mass shooting: I hate to get into the politics of this, but Democrats have already started stoking the flames of the gun control fires. That would happen anyway, but can we wait until all the details are released and the damage assessed before we get into this policy fight? We already had the information corrected. Would you like to guess which two things came up regarding the suspect that we’ve heard many times before concerning these crimes? He was known to law enforcement and had severe mental health problems.


Watson Video: “He Admitted It”

Henry Kissinger makes a telling admission about multiculturalism and mass migration. In this new video, Paul Watson discusses the catastrophic failure of multiculturalism and mass migration – referring to a telling admission by Henry Kissinger that was ignored by the establishment media. [Note: Kissinger is a globalist.)

Watch the 8 minute video: https://www.frontpagemag.com/paul-watson-video-he-admitted-it/


(‘Gradually decrease the human population.’) Taigo: the actual ‘climate change’ agenda

The latest edition of the State of the Climate Reportpublished this week in the journal BioScience, begins rather ominously: “Life on planet Earth is under siege. We are now in an uncharted territory.” These sentences are meant to instill abject fear and evoke a sense of doom in the general public. However, they are patently absurd and ought to be disregarded outright. Like almost every climate change report I’ve come across, the 2023 State of the Climate Report is full of red herrings and bombastic assertions that are intended to alarm the public into believing that climate change is an existential threat that must be stopped at all costs, regardless of the collateral damage and unintended consequences that their so-called solutions would inevitably bring to bear. But what I find most alarming about this particular report, which 15,000 scientists signed, is the anti-human and anti-progress message that lies at the heart of it.

Read more at American Thinker.


Kirsch: “Vaccine” Killed 3.5X More Americans Than Covid

The data is clear and consistent. I challenge any qualified scientist to challenge this data in an open public debate. The irresponsible attacks by an LA Times journalist on MSU Professor Mark Skidmore’s paper motivated me to run my own survey of my readers to see what the actual harm numbers really are.

Over 10,000 readers responded. The survey clearly showed that the COVID vaccines have killed 3.5 times as many people as COVID. This is a disaster. I’ve had expert statisticians and epidemiologists review the survey, the methodology, and the results. None could find any errors. I’m willing to put a million dollars on the table that this is right and that the vaccines have killed more people than COVID. Any takers? If not, why not? When I called Professor Norman Fenton and informed him of the 3.5X figure he calmly replied “I’m not surprised.” The results of this survey are entirely consistent with the surveys by others as well as individual anecdotes that would have been very unlikely for me to have located if the vaccine didn’t kill at least 3.5X more people than the virus.

Read more: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/10/no_author/vaccine-killed-3-5x-more-americans-than-covid/

War Room: Dr. Naomi Wolf: “Clinicians have found adulterant contamination in Pfizer and Moderna injections”

Intentional or unintentional contamination?

Watch the 11:10 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3rwe04-dr.-naomi-wolf-clinicians-have-found-adulterant-contamination-in-pfizer-and.html


Glazov Gang: China Controls the ‘Testing’ and ‘Cure’ for Covid

This is not a  conspiracy theory. It is a fact.

Watch the 4:57 minute interview: https://www.frontpagemag.com/dhfc_videos/china-controls-the-testing-and-cure-for-covid/


McKay: The Speaker We Need

It might have been embarrassing, and it might have given the enemies in the political class ample opportunities to snicker and hurl insults. But at the end of the day, the result reached when Mike Johnson won a 220–209 vote over wannabe Def Poetry Jam participant Hakeem Jeffries was the best one America could have asked for. We have, after three weeks of infighting and paralysis, a Speaker of the House — and what we have, by all indications, is something of which we can be very proud. […] Don’t take Mike Johnson’s Ned Flanders manner as a sign of weakness. Mike Johnson’s spine is made of steel, and Mike Johnson knows exactly what time it is in America. I know these things because I’ve known Mike Johnson for more than a decade. I’ve known him since before he ever got into politics; I’ve known him as one of the most articulate, principled conservatives Louisiana’s state Legislature has ever seen (which wasn’t all that long); and I’ve known him as a congressman. […] Mike Johnson knows very well what time it is in America. As one specific example — the one that will be most pressing as he takes the gavel — Johnson shows evidence of understanding why Kevin McCarthy ultimately failed as his predecessor. For all of the caterwauling about Matt Gaetz’s personal aims, which will look less and less catastrophic as Johnson’s hold on the speakership solidifies (you’re going to notice a major difference in Republican House leadership now that a stable, principled, and well-grounded Speaker is in place), the most important reason why McCarthy fell was his inability to move the 12 appropriations bills funding the government in a timely manner. […] I think you’ll be very impressed when you see what he can do. Finally, there is a Republican leader in Washington who understands — and is committed to — what’s needed to spark our revival as a nation.

Read more: https://spectator.org/the-speaker-we-need/

(PRICELESS)  (Nov. 18, 2021 – H/T CFP)  Rep. Eric Swalwell posted: Is there an English translation for @GOPLeader McCarthy Floor speech?  Mike Johnson responded on Nov. 18, 2021: You prefer it whispered to you in Chinese?



Bartiromo: US defenses, military production must ‘ramp it up quick’: Rep. Carlos Gimenez

Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla. – Was the retaliatory hit in Syria  proportional?  Never believe what the Biden administration tells you. Watch what they are doing. We need footage of what damage was done to what.

Watch the 8:56 minute interview: https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6339970091112

Fox News: Biden admin has been ‘very slow’ to respond to Iran’s involvement: Ret. Brig. Gen. Tata

Ret. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata joins ‘FOX News @ Night’ to discuss U.S. F-16s striking targets in Syria in retaliation to the attacks on U.S. troops in the region.

Watch the 7:29 minute interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6339946456112

Bartiromo: Biden administration is ‘ignoring facts’ about Iran’s involvement in the war: Rep. Brad Wenstrup

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio., joined ‘Mornings with Maria’ to discuss the Israel-Hamas war and the Biden administration’s push for more Ukraine funding.

Watch the 11:11 minute interview; https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6339970459112

Colonel Douglas Macgregor tells Tucker US Special Forces secretly went into Gaza and were blown to bits…

What’s truly concerning is that the Military-Industrial Complex craves war—it’s their ticket to billions. They’re masters at pushing out propaganda and stoking fears. Their goal? Persuading Americans on both sides of the political aisle that this is indeed “our battle,” especially when hostages are involved. Yet, as President Trump showed us, there are ways to secure hostages without resorting to warfare. But that doesn’t seem to be the path the Biden regime is taking, and the consequences could be dire. Based on one general’s account, we’ve faced significant attacks and suffered numerous casualties in Gaza. Big, bad, and very bloody losses. […] We can’t independently verify Colonel McGregor’s statements, but we do know he’s a high-ranking figure with deep connections. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for someone of his stature to have access to such information.

Read more: https://revolver.news/2023/10/colonel-douglas-mcgregor-tucker-carlson-us-special-forces-in-gaza-were-blown-to-bits/

Spyer: Tehran Makes Its Moves on the Border of Israel Amid Gaza Standoff

Israeli forces are completing the final stages of preparation before the start of a ground offensive into Gaza. The goal of this offensive, according to statements by senior Israeli officials, will be to put an end to 16 years of Hamas rule over this area. But even as the world’s attention remains focused on the narrow and dusty strip to Israel’s southwest, a far larger and potentially more consequential mobilisation is taking place across the Middle East. From Lebanon to Yemen, via Syria and Iraq, the Iran-led regional axis of which Hamas is only a minor element is moving into position. Some of its component militias have entered the fray already, carrying out limited attacks against Israeli and US forces. Others have arrived at their jump-off points, awaiting the order to intervene. It’s important to understand the nature of the alliance in question. It is the fruit of the methodology and the investments of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps during the past four decades in the Middle East. In that time, patiently, and with tactics adjusted to fit local conditions, Tehran has built an army of a type never before seen in the Middle East and that is now preparing for action. This army consists of a host of nominally independent militias, that in reality are controlled by a central guiding hand. It is a unique melding of regular and irregular capacities, and of the political with the military. Most crucially, the IRGC method weds the Islamist fervour from below that remains the dominant force across the Arab world at street level, with the capacities, armaments and organisation that can be supplied only by a powerful state.

Read more: https://www.meforum.org/65088/tehran-makes-its-moves-on-the-border-of-israel

Coughlin: Qatar: Master Double-Dealer

  • The hundreds of millions of dollars the Qataris have given Hamas during the past decade have been instrumental in helping the terrorist group to develop the infrastructure that enabled it to carry out its murderous assault on Israel in the first place.
  • Qatar would like the world to believe that it is acting as an honest broker with its efforts to secure the release of the Gaza captives. But the reality is that it deserves to be condemned by the West as a state that sponsors global terrorism, so long as it maintains its indefensible support for Hamas.

[…] Without the substantial financial backing Hamas has received from both Qatar and Iran, whose support for the terror group is estimated at $100 million a year, it is questionable whether Hamas would even be able to survive. The extent of Qatar’s involvement with Hamas was laid bare during the atrocities committed against Israeli civilians on October 7, when Ismail Haniyeh, the terrorist mastermind behind the attacks, was seen cheering for joy in front of the television in his exclusive hotel suite in Doha, the Qatari capital, as the horrific events unfolded.  Haniyeh, who has been designated a terrorist by the US since 2018, has been resident in Qatar since the Gulf State offered him political asylum in the emirate several years ago.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/20098/qatar-master-double-dealer


Fitzgerald: Prof. Makes Death Threats to Jewish Journalists and Their Children

Jemma Decristo is an assistant professor at UC Davis, who has called for violence against “Zionist” journalists and their children — it appears she means not just Israeli citizens, but Jews everywhere who support Israel as well. More on her grotesque threats can be found here: “US Professor Remains on University Staff After Tweet Threatening Jewish Journalists, Their Children,” by Dion J. Pierre, Algemeiner, October 20, 2023: . . . […] Her threat is unmistakable, and unnerving. It is this: “We who support the Palestinians know where the Zionist journalists live, we know where their kids go to school. They can’t hide from us, and should be very very worried.” And then her message of violence ends with images of a knife, an axe, and drops of blood. […] Decristo does not have tenure. She could be terminated for cause without much ado. What cause? Making antisemitic death threats in the wake of the mass-murder of Jews in Israel should be more than enough to qualify as “faculty misconduct.” After all, if Decristo had made death threats, instead, to “black journalists” or to “Muslim journalists” or to “LGBTQ journalists,” does anyone think she would still be on campus, still have her job?

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/prof-makes-death-threats-to-jewish-journalists-and-their-children/

Fogarty: Notre Dame Admin Defends University-Sponsored Drag Show Under The Guise Of ‘Academic Freedom’

The Film, Television, and Theater (FTT) Department at the University of Notre Dame plans to host a drag show on Nov. 3. This event comes after a series of controversies in recent years as Notre Dame has grappled with its Catholic identity and the bounds of “academic freedom.” Founded by a French missionary priest in 1842, the University of Notre Dame prides itself on roots in the Catholic intellectual tradition and calls its students to “be powerful forces for good in the world.” The school’s mission statement advocates for a university “dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake.” On Sept. 13, the school’s independent Catholic student newspaper, The Irish Rover, reported that the drag show was to take place following the conclusion of a one-credit class titled, “What a Drag: Drag on Screen — Variations and Meanings.” […] The email template asks that “The University’s invitation … be rescinded [and that] the University offer an apology, especially to her women, for ever considering such a degrading portrayal of femininity, and direct its funds to events that support authentic femininity and the dignity of the human person.” Those who have emailed are receiving an automated response from the office of the president, stating that the school is committed to its mission as a Catholic university but defends the event on the grounds of “academic freedom” and “freedom of expression.”

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2023/10/26/notre-dame-admin-defends-university-sponsored-drag-show-under-the-guise-of-academic-freedom/


Michael Oren: A War Against the Jews

“The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews. When the Jew will hide behind stones and trees, the stones and trees will say, ‘O Muslims, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’ ” —The Hamas Charter  “The conventional war of conquest was to be waged parallel to, and was also to camouflage, the ideological war against the Jews.” —Lucy Dawidowicz, The War Against the Jews 1933–1945  It wasn’t the rallies with “Keep the World Clean” posters and chants of “gas the Jews.” Nor was it the glorification of Hamas paragliders by the Chicago branch of Black Lives Matter or, in New York and London, the tearing down of posters with the faces of Israeli children held hostage by Hamas. Not even the off-the-charts uptick in antisemitic incidents in Germany (240 percent), the United States (nearly 400 percent), and London (1,353 percent) convinced me. It was, rather, one of those realizations that so many generations of Jews before me have experienced. A realization that they, like me, surely tried to push out of their minds until the reality became unmistakeable. This war is not simply between Hamas terrorists and Israelis. It is a war against the Jews.

Read more:  https://www.thefp.com/p/this-isnt-a-war-against-israel

(H/T CFP) Cleave: NIGHT ATTACK Israel launches second night raid on Gaza with tanks, drones & attack helicopters ahead of looming invasion

ISRAEL launched its second “targeted” nighttime raid into besieged Gaza as it prepares for a full-scale ground invasion. Columns of tanks backed by fighter jets, helicopters and drones smashed through border defences, wiping out Hamas terror targets and infrastructure, the IDF claimed.

Read more/Watch the 50 second video: https://www.the-sun.com/news/9430111/israel-second-night-raid-gaza/

Guildford: Inside Hamas’s underground city: Footage shows how the terrorists excavate tunnels, use them to move weapons, carry out attacks on Israel and smuggle prisoners back to Gaza

The militants can be seen dressed in full military fatigues with some obscuring their faces with headscarves, balaclavas or wearing camouflage paint. They were heavily armed, carrying large machine guns, ammunition and rocket propelled weapons.

Read more/Watch the 3:23 minute video: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12675871/Hamas-underground-city-footage-excavate-tunnels-attacks-Gaza.html

America reports: ‘We were in hell:’ Victim of Hamas attack shares miracles that saved his family

Mati Dancyg, a father of three young girls, recounted the miracles of how his family survived Hamas’ brutal Oct 7. terrorist attack in Kibbutz Nir Oz in southern Israel.

Watch the 4:50 minute interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6339859578112


Silverio: Watch People’s Reactions As They’re Offered A Chance To Fight Alongside Hamas

Americans across the U.S. have protested in the streets in support of Palestine, shouting antisemitic slogans as Israel defends itself after Hamas terrorists slaughtered 1,400 of its people on Oct. 7. Nearly half of Americans aged 18 to 24 say they support Palestine in the conflict. But what happens when we ask them to put skin in the game?

Watch the 2:34 minute video: https://dailycaller.com/2023/10/26/watch-peoples-reactions-as-theyre-offered-a-chance-to-fight-alongside-hamas/

Citizen Free Press: BREAKING — Jamaal Bowman is so busted. New footage shows Bowman removed warning signs before pulling the fire alarm in a House office building last month.

[Note: US Rep Jamaal Bowman (D-NY ) is a far-left squad member.}

Watch the 17 second video: https://twitter.com/CitizenFreePres/status/1717626705383235831

CNN: Rep. Bowman explains why he triggered fire alarm:  https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2023/10/25/bowman-manu-raju-fire-alarm-reaction-vpx.cnn

Justice: Jamaal Bowman Gets Probation Deal For His Fire Alarm ‘Insurrection’ After Calling J6ers Terrorists https://thefederalist.com/2023/10/26/jamaal-bowman-gets-probation-deal-for-his-fire-alarm-insurrection-after-calling-j6ers-terrorists/

Philips: NINE Democrats including Rashida Tlaib and one Republican vote AGAINST resolution condemning Hamas and backing Israel for the terrorist attacks

In the 412-10-6 vote, the House demonstrated support for Israelis after Hamas launched an attack that left 1,400 dead and more than 200 held hostage. […] Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., Al Green, Texas, André Carson, Ind., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Delia Ramirez, D-Ill., Summer Lee, Pa., all voted against the resolution. Six other Democrats voted ‘present,’ not taking a position either way – Reps. Joaquin Castro, Texas, Chuy Garcia, Ill., Greg Casar, Texas, Ayanna Pressley, Mass., and Pramila Jayapal, Wash. One Republican – Rep. Thomas Massie, Ky., – also voted against the resolution. He said on X he opposed it because ‘it calls for sanctions on a sovereign country. Sanctions are a prelude to war and hurt the citizens of the country more than the government of the country that’s being sanctioned.’

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12675863/NINE-Democrats-including-Rashida-Tlaib-one-Republican-vote-AGAINST-resolution-condemning-Hamas-backing-Israel-terrorist-attacks.html

Stanley: Chicago mayor Brandon Johnson is slammed ‘for locking huge crowd out of public meeting about plan for migrant camp in crime-ridden city – even though there was plenty of space inside’

Video from Tuesday night shows dozens of people crowded outside Kelly High School unable to get inside with many taking up a chant of ‘open the doors’. Meanwhile inside the meeting quickly grew heated with some residents opposing the city’s plan to turn a site in the Southwest Side neighborhood into a tent shelter for asylum seekers. Cheers and boos erupted from the crowd, while outside, residents who had not been allowed in pounded on the doors.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12675763/Chicago-mayor-Brandon-Johnson-slammed-migrant-camp.html




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