Daily News Roundup

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Brandon Smith contributor to Discern Report: Operation Garden Plot And Martial Law: In 1968 the US Department of Defense at the request of the government drafted a civil disturbance plan called ‘Operation Garden Plot’ which outlined what was essentially a martial law response to large scale social breakdown. One of the main factors listed in the plan as a trigger for martial law was the uncontrolled mass migration of minorities into the US, as well as riots by minorities in light of economic uncertainty.

Matt Vespa Senior Editor at Townhall.com.: Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) is calling on President Biden to take control of the Texas National Guard if the state defies a Supreme Court ruling that allows U.S. Border Patrol officers to take down the border barriers. “Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border. If Abbott is defying yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, @POTUS needs to establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard now,” Castro wrote in a Tuesday post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has been engaged in a months-long feud with the Biden administration over the situation at the border. Abbott has maintained that Biden is not doing enough to address border security, while the Biden administration has said Texas does not have the authority to erect razor wire barriers. Abbott said in a statement Wednesday that Biden has “ignored Texas’s demand that he perform his constitutional duties” and that Texas has declared an invasion, which will invoke “Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself.” “That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary. The Texas National Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other Texas personnel are acting on that authority, as well as state law, to secure the Texas border,” he said. 

Miranda Devine columnist for The New York Post: The FBI is no longer recruiting the “best and brightest” to be special agents, but selecting candidates based on “race, gender and/or sexual orientation.”

Matthew Boose contributor to American Greatness: The “Never Trump” brigades see getting rid of Trump as a Pyrrhic victory. They posture as “true conservatives,” but actually they’re petulant nihilists who would rather let Biden burn the country down than admit they lost a primary. They find Trump and his followers contemptible, and they want conservatism to be rid of them, no matter the cost.

Kurt Schlichter contributor to TownHall.com: Stop trying to do immigration deals with the Democrats. We don’t need a deal. We need the Democrats to capitulate, starting with Crusty in the White House enforcing our existing immigration law. So give them nothing. No money. For anything. Not a dime. That’s using our power. I know they’ll cry. I know they’ll be sad. The regime media will say mean things. But it is the Democrat constituencies who are the social parasites who need the government funding. Just stop funding everything until Biden enforces the law. Fund nothing. Yes, I know that we need a military, but we don’t have one right now anyway. So a bunch of generals who’ve never won a war won’t be able to organize a drag show because they’re not getting paid. That’s called a feature, not a bug.

Thomas K. Sarrouf contributor to The American Mind: If civilization took a wrong turn by embracing and teaching bad ideas—an avoidable error—then we can learn from such mistakes and cast bad ideas into the darkness. If bad ideas have bad consequences, the corollary is that good ideas have good consequences. It will require us to recreate a culture built upon the right ideas and then have those ideas be taught and propagated. Our educational institutions need to recover a robust culture of liberal education to prepare citizens to live in a free society. Harvard and America’s other institutions have shown that they are not up to this task.

Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The morality of a war is not measured in civilian casualties, but in deliberate civilian killings.

Mike McDaniel contributor to American Thinker: Did you know there’s credible evidence the Uvalde killer was trans? The media scrupulously avoided reporting on that aspect of the attack. There’s no doubt the Nashville Covenant School killer was also trans, but that aspect of the attack, reasonably well known, has been quickly buried. Another probable trans shooter killed one and wounded five at Perry, Iowa. He also committed suicide. In response to that attack the media has done its best to deny, or at least minimize, the facts pointing to the killer’s trans/queer identity.

Glenn Beck: Don’t give a DIME to the GOP until they admit who tried to BRIBE Kari Lake


Mangan: New York AG pushing for lifetime Trump ban cites Martin Shkreli ruling

What does former President Donald Trump have in common with “Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli? A penchant for harshly trolling their enemies online and an attorney general who wants both of them banned for life from their preferred business. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office on Tuesday notified the judge who presided over Trump’s civil business fraud trial about a new appeals court ruling against Shkreli, which the AG says supports its bid to permanently bar Trump from the state’s real estate industry.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/01/23/new-york-ag-pushing-for-lifetime-trump-ban-cites-martin-shkreli-ruling.html

Whedon: Maine Supreme Court declines to rule on Trump ballot eligibility before SCOTUS

The Maine Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to consider former President Donald Trump’s removal from the state ballot on 14th Amendment grounds, siding with a lower court that had deferred ruling until the Supreme Court rendered its decision in a similar case from Colorado. Earlier this month, Maine Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy deferred judgement, saying “the United States Supreme Court’s acceptance of the Colorado case changes everything about the order in which these issues should be decided, and by which court.”

Read more at JustTheNews.

Amalaraj: Trump White House official Peter Navarro faces sentencing today as prosecutors ask for six months and a $200k fine after he was convicted of contempt for defying a subpoena

Federal prosecutors are angling for a six-month sentence and a $200,000 fine for Peter Navarro, a former trade adviser to Trump, the second presidential aide to face contempt of Congress charges. Navarro, 74, was found guilty of defying a subpoena for documents and a deposition from the House January 6 committee, and later promoted the Republican’s baseless claims of mass voter fraud in the 2020 election he lost. He has vowed to appeal the verdict, saying he couldn’t cooperate with the committee because Trump had invoked executive privilege.

Read more at Daily Mail.


VDH: Nikki Haley’s Strategies?

Her supporters outspent all the candidates in Iowa and would do so again in New Hampshire. Haley consolidated the Never-Trump voters, won Independents and cross-over Democrats, and garnered millions from the donor class exasperated at the thought of a third Trump candidacy. Moreover, nearly half of those who voted in the Republican primary were not themselves Republicans. New Hampshire was the most Haley-friendly primary in the entire campaign season. […] So what is Haley’s strategy ahead? In the short term, she will cede to Trump the Nevada caucuses and focus on her home state of South Carolina.

But then what? […] In sum, Haley now has four choices.

Read more: https://amgreatness.com/2024/01/25/nikki-haleys-strategies/


Hoft: Speaker Mike Johnson Offers Full Support to Governor Abbott to Protect State of Texas from Invasion

Speaker Mike Johnson offered full support to Governor Greg Abbott to defend the state of Texas from invasion. This comes after the US Supreme Court ruled that Texas must allow Border Security to remove wire fencing and continue the flood of illegal invaders into the state. Of course, this is pure insanity.

Conservative justices Roberts and Amy Coney Barrett (Trump appointee) sided with the liberals and granted the Biden Regime’s emergency request. This is the 9th time that the Supreme Court has sided with the Biden regime out of 14 emergency applications.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/01/speaker-mike-johnson-offers-full-support-governor-abbott/

Chaitin: House Committee Picks Date To Consider Mayorkas Impeachment Articles

The Homeland Security Committee picked 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, January 30, to hold a session to mark up articles of impeachment against the Biden administration official for “high crimes and misdemeanors” after releasing several interim reports and wrapping up hearings last week. “Over the last year, the House Committee on Homeland Security conducted a comprehensive investigation into the causes, costs, and consequences of the unprecedented crisis at America’s borders, holding 10 hearings, publishing six reports totaling roughly 400 pages, and conducting extensive interviews with chief patrol agents for the U.S. Border Patrol,” Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/house-committee-picks-date-to-consider-mayorkas-impeachment-articles

Ballasy: Real cost of bipartisan tax deal hidden, much higher than stated, federal budget watchdog says

The stated cost of the bipartisan tax proposal released by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., that is gaining momentum in Congress is “understated,” according to a budget watchdog group. The estimate that House and Senate lawmakers are currently using to consider whether to support or oppose is $79 billion, but that is based only on a one-year timeframe through 2025. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) has pointed out that the tax provisions in the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act would likely be extended well into the future and instead cost taxpayers $650 billion over the next decade.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/congress/true-cost-bipartisan-wyden-smith-tax-deal-understated-says-budget-watchdog


Schlichter: Foolish Republicans Are About to Get Fooled Again

I don’t know how many times I have to say this because I’ve been around for a while, and I’ve seen this same thing happen again and again and again when squish GOP senators try to negotiate with the Democrats about immigration. I know it’s meant to bully mental defectives, but when it comes to the GOP Senate caucus, that rule does not apply since some of its members apparently cannot learn from experience and must learn through pain. Here is a message to you, spineless Republican senators […] Stop trying to do immigration deals with the Democrats. This same sorry scenario gets replayed over and over again. Some soft, bipartisan-curious GOP senators try to hammer out a deal with the donkeys, get hammered but don’t know it, and then try to convince the party faithful to swallow their latest dog’s breakfast of a proposal. It always ends in humiliation. Immigration is the graveyard of Republican careers.

Read more: https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2024/01/25/republicans-stop-trying-to-do-immigration-deals-with-the-democrats-n2633939

Miller: McConnell Pressures GOP Senators to Back ‘Secret’ Border Bill Before It’s Released for Public Debate

In this episode of “Mitch Being Mitch”… Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly been pressuring Republican senators to pledge to support his (the Democrats’) “secret” border bill before it’s released to the public for open debate. Oh, c’mon — would Mitch do that? Hell yeah, he would. How many times has McConnell folded up like a cheap suit to Senate Democrats throughout his Senate leadership career? According to multiple sources, McConnell has kept the largely complete bill “secret” until he can lock in at least 20 of the 49 Republican senators — even if he has to make minor changes to do so.

Here’s more — disgustingly so: . . .

Read more: https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2024/01/24/mcconnell-pressures-gop-senators-to-back-disastrous-border-bill-before-its-publicly-released-for-debate-n2169161

War Room: Chris Chmielenski Breaks Down The Ukraine Aid And Border Security Battle Taking Place In Congress

McConnell backing off from his “secret” border bill?

Watch the 17:44 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v493ib9-chris-chmielenski-breaks-down-the-ukraine-aid-and-border-security-battle-ta.html


AP & AZFamily Digital News Staff: Arizona GOP chairman resigns after controversial audio recording involving Kari Lake

The Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party has resigned amid a growing number of calls to step down after a British tabloid released clips of him reportedly trying to “bribe” former gubernatorial candidate and television news anchor Kari Lake to not run for Senate. The verified audio recording obtained by the Daily Mail reveals party chair Jeff DeWit asking Lake to “Just say, is there a number at which,” that appears to signify Lake to essentially “name her price.” Lake is heard in the audio tape taking offense to the remark, stating, “I can be bought? That’s what it’s about.” The clip continues with DeWit saying: “You can take a pause for a couple of years. You can go right back to what you’re doing.” To which Lake replies, “This is not about money, it’s about our country.” At the time of the recording last March, Lake was waging an unsuccessful court fight challenging her loss in the 2022 race for Arizona governor and gearing up for a U.S. Senate campaign. Meanwhile, Republicans in Washington, bruised by a disappointing showing in the midterms, were talking openly about plans to seek GOP Senate nominees who would be more viable in general elections.

Read more/Watch the 4:31 minute news report: https://www.azfamily.com/2024/01/24/arizona-gop-chairman-jeff-dewit-resigns-after-controversy-involving-kari-lake/

War Room: Michael Patrick Leahy – Sources: The Jeff DeWit “Message Came From The NRSC” aka Mitch McConnell

As expected, the sources for MPL’s report outline that Mitch McConnell and the National Republican Senatorial Committee originated the proposal. This should not be a surprise to anyone who reads CTH. The NRSC is primarily funded by the biggest lobbying group, the U.S Chamber of Commerce. The USCoC fund the legislative priorities of the Senate and Mitch McConnell does their bidding. In essence the bribe money would come from the USCoC into the NRSC.

Read more/Watch the 9:55 minute interview: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2024/01/24/michael-patrick-leahy-sources-the-jeff-dewit-message-came-from-the-nrsc-aka-mitch-mcconnell/

Sundance: After Bribe Recording Made Public – Arizona GOP Chairman Jeff Dewit Resigns

Yesterday an audio recording of Arizona GOP Chairman Jeff Dewit was released that shows him attempting to bribe and coerce Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake into backing away from the contest. Today, Jeff Dewit has resigned. [Letter Source] I am not providing opinion or commentary on the claims within the letter, in part because I am just like you […] an observer to a very serious story that is still unfolding.

Read the resignation letter: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2024/01/24/after-bribe-recording-made-public-arizona-gop-chairman-jeff-dewit-resigns/


Beattie: Pretext for a Fedsurrection

The Big Lie of the January 6 “insurrection” is falling apart before our eyes. With over three years having passed since January 6, 2021, it may come as a shock to some that this vexed date is more relevant than ever. The regime has broadly employed the absurd notion of January 6 as a violent assault on the scale of 9/11 as a pretext to weaponize the national security state against its political opponents. The still more absurd notion that Trump personally instigated this insurrection has emerged as the sham legal rationale behind the regime’s recent efforts to remove the presumptive GOP nominee from the ballot entirely. A bungling, senescent Biden clearly signaled in his speech marking the third anniversary of the “day we almost lost America” that January 6 would feature prominently in the Democrat’s 2024 strategy. The stakes involved help us to understand why the regime so jealously guards its official January 6 narrative, and so aggressively attacks anyone who dares to question it. These troublesome questions involve asking why, of all days, the Capitol seemed to enjoy uniquely poor security, despite numerous warnings and threats. One might also ask how, given the well-established level of penetration federal authorities had into the key militia groups accused of conspiracies to attack the Capitol, the same authorities could possibly claim to have been caught off guard. Most troubling and damning of all, one might ask whether any government agents or affiliates took more active steps in helping to facilitate the events of January 6. This last line of questioning has been the principal focus of my reporting at Revolver.news, and has led me to maintain that the two smoking guns of the “Fedsurrection” is the curious case of Ray Epps, on the one hand, and the case of the so-called January 6 pipe bombs on the other.

Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/pretext-for-a-fedsurrection/

La Mahieu: Trial Begins For Six Pro-Lifers Targeted By Biden Administration Over Peaceful Protest

The trial for six pro-lifers targeted by the Biden administration for peacefully protesting a Tennessee abortion facility back in 2021 began in federal court in Nashville on Wednesday. The pro-life activists are accused of violating the FACE Act and civil rights conspiracy for a protest that took place in a hallway outside of a Mount Juliet abortion provider on March 5, 2021. On that day, a group of demonstrators gathered on the second floor of an office building in the hallway outside the Carafem Health Center Clinic. The group prayed, sang hymns, and urged women showing up to the clinic to not get abortions. […] During the opening statement, the federal government accused the pro-lifers of plotting to “block doors to a health care clinic” and saying that the demonstrators planned on being arrested. The DOJ also said that the demonstration was not a protest, but a violation of federal law. […] Steve Crampton, with the Thomas More Society, said that his client, Vaughn, was an innocent man, and the protest was a “nonviolent, peaceful exercise.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/trial-begins-for-six-pro-lifers-targeted-by-biden-administration-over-peaceful-protest

Devine: DEI hires pushed onto the FBI are putting the country’s safety at risk for the sake of being ‘woke’

An alarming deterioration in recruitment standards for the FBI has been exposed in a report delivered to the House Judiciary Committee by an alliance of retired and active-duty agents and analysts. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) requirements pushed by FBI Director Chris Wray have degraded recruitment standards in all areas including “physical fitness, illicit drug use, financial irregularities, mental health, full-time work experience and integrity,” and pose a threat to the FBI’s ability to protect America from harm, say the authors. The report cites cases of new agents who are so fat and unfit, they can’t even pass the new relaxed standards for fitness; who are illiterate and need remedial English lessons; who don’t want to work weekends or after hours; have serious disabilities or mental-health issues, and “create drama.” The FBI is no longer recruiting the “best and brightest” to be special agents, but selecting candidates based on “race, gender and/or sexual orientation.”

Read more: https://nypost.com/2024/01/24/opinion/dei-hires-are-making-the-fbi-more-woke-than-qualified/


Piper: Democratic AG tries to ban pro-lifers, gun makers from federal court, ’emergency’ appeal says

Same appellate judge who faulted New Jersey’s Matthew Platkin for “less-than-forthcoming approach to litigation” is hearing Smith & Wesson’s appeal, again. Pro-life pregnancy center network accuses lower court of intentional “Catch-22.” If the Democratic attorney general of The Garden State wants to shut down your business or scare away your donors, the federal courts cannot help you. That’s the warning issued by a network of pro-life pregnancy centers fighting an allegedly harassing subpoena from New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin, who seeks a wide range of documents going back 10 years, after a federal court ruled Jan. 12 it didn’t have jurisdiction to hear their constitutional challenge.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/democratic-ag-tries-ban-pro-lifers-gun-makers-federal-court-emergency-appeal


(Updated) Killough: Climate scientist Michael Mann’s defamation case reveals what critics say is unethical behavior

One witness’s deposition revealed that Mann, the litigious environmental scientist, had emailed the editor of a scientific journal in 2007 to stop a paper written by another climate scientist from being published. Mann often refers to those critiquing his infamous “hockey stick” graph as “climate deniers.”

decades-long defamation lawsuit by a celebrity climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann, finally got underway Thursday in what some are calling a case that puts climate science on trial. The lawsuit: Dr. Michael Mann, a University of Pennsylvania earth and environmental scientist, filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Rand Simberg, an analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and National Review blogger Mark Steyn. The case was filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Mann is famous for producing what’s generally referred to as the “hockey stick graph,” which purportedly shows an unprecedented rise in temperatures beginning in the 20th Century. Critics of Mann’s work contend he manipulated data to hide a decline in temperatures in order to enhance the temperature increases in the last hundred years. Mann is suing Simberg over statements he and Steyn made in articles they posted online. Testimony so far has raised a number of complaints about plaintiff Mann’s behavior toward his critics.

Read more: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/energy/climate-scientists-defamation-case-reveals-what-critics-say-plaintiffs


Ingraham Angle: The WHO has shattered trust in public health agencies: Dr. Scott Atlas

Watch the 4:30 minute interview: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6345520181112


Mills: The Difference Between Having the Strongest Military in the World and Having a Military Industrial Complex

I’ve started to detect some chatter on the America First side of the house that reflects a blurring of meanings. Our military leadership has become woke and there needs to be change to eradicate this toxic cancer. However, we need the strongest military in the world to deter any overt or malign challenges to America. President Trump made that clear in his first term. Until recently, the American military was one of the highest regarded institutions in the country. What is becoming blurred is that because of a disease in our military, there is this impression that the  military is now inherently bad and building up the U.S. military must also be bad. With that path of logic, the conclusion is that anything military is automatically now part of the insidious Deep State and is counter Constitutional. Let’s please parse this a bit better. Despite having someone encumbering the White House that didn’t necessarily earn this encumberment, China is on the march, the world is on fire, and we must build up our military simultaneously with using the Congressional role of the House of Representatives to hold the Biden Team accountable.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/01/difference-between-having-strongest-military-world-having-military/

Mills: What Does a B-1 Bomber Crash Tell Us About CCP Monitoring of US Military Bases?

The crash of a B-1 bomber on approach to Ellsworth Air Force Base was the loss of a high-value airframe, but fortunately, the even more important crew survived. […] The B-1 bomber that crashed at Ellsworth Air Force Base is probably unsalvageable for service. How do we know it’s unsalvageable?

The videos and photos from private, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras overlooking Ellsworth provide this real-time evidence—which is concerning. If the American public can see this clearly on the Ellsworth airfield, it’s highly likely that a foreign adversary is already in place inside this network and taking full advantage of this intelligence.

Read more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/01/what-does-b-1-bomber-crash-tell-us/


Sundance: NATO General Secretary Goes Rogue – Says No Threat of Russian Expansion Beyond Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg always reminds me of former ODNI James Clapper. Both men, a little ordinary, had a tendency to say the obvious non-political ordinary thing accidentally, and that would seemingly frustrate the political narrative engineers. Stoltenberg did it again recently when he was questioned about the horrific and horrible likelihood that terrible Russia would expand their military conflict beyond Ukraine. Surely, given the intensity of the common western narrative, this Russian expansion was only a matter of timing. Nope […] According to the NATO Secretary General, “ […] 

Read more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2024/01/24/nato-general-secretary-goes-rogue-says-no-threat-of-russian-expansion-beyond-ukraine/

Wauck: Doug Macregor Speaks Hard Truths About Israel: US Begins Talks To Withdraw From Iraq

Doug Macgregor’s reactions in the immediate aftermath of Hamas’ October 7 raid into Israeli was what I took to be reflexively pro-Israel. Like many career professionals in our military he has had close ties to Israel—Israel cultivates such contacts assiduously. Over time, however, he has gradually fine tuned his views. Today, speaking to Judge Napolitano, featured his most hard hitting comments yet—that I’m aware of. I’ve transcribed some brief portions of the discussion: Shortly after the video begins Judge Nap raises a point that Aaron Maté had made yesterday, namely, that Ukraine and Israel are both “client states” of the US. Judge Nap asks Macgregor for his views on that. Macgregor responds that, of course, Ukraine is a client state of the US—certainly ever since the US, in 2014, overthrew the Ukraine government and installed a vassal regime in Kiev. What Russia refers to as the “Kiev regime”. But then Macgregor turns to Israel, and draws a distinction: 6:53 A: Now, Israel is a little different because, frankly, we often wonder whose client is who [sic], is whose client? In other words, are we not the client of the Israeli state or is the Israeli state the client of the United States? It is confusing and difficult to establish because, as I point out routinely, at this stage of our history I think President Netanyahu has evidently more influence over the conduct of our foreign and defense policy than President Biden. And despite whatever President Biden has said publicly or whatever Secretary of State Blinken has said, there’s not much evidence that anything has happened that Mr. Netanyahu does not want to happen. Calling them [Ukraine and Israel] “client states” is not unreasonable, it’s just that in Israel’s case we need to sort out that relationship.

Read more at Meaning In History.


Smith: Cultural Replacement: Why the Immigration Crisis Is Being Deliberately Engineered

There is absolutely no doubt – Elements of our own government are deliberately encouraging the acceleration of illegal immigration across the southern border and they are actively sabotaging any attempts to stop the madness. There are two questions we need to ask: Why are they doing this? And, what can be done to stop them?’ In a move that I think debunks any claims that the Biden Administration wants a secure border, the federal government recently challenged Texas efforts to install border fencing and barbed wire to prevent the massive influx of foreigners raiding the US. This is after several incidents in which convicted criminals and terrorists have been identified among migrant groups. The measures were working, so obviously, Biden felt the need to intervene. […] We’ve all heard of the Cloward-Piven Strategy by now, and it’s not all that difficult to understand – Create social destabilization by using migrants as a weapon. But there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye. Cloward-Piven is almost too simplistic an explanation; it doesn’t really define the bigger picture. There are a few ways that this strategy could open the door to authoritarianism in the US. Lets examine these scenarios to better comprehend why…

Operation Garden Plot And Martial Law: In 1968 the US Department of Defense at the request of the government drafted a civil disturbance plan called Operation Garden Plot’ which outlined what was essentially a martial law response to large scale social breakdown. One of the main factors listed in the plan as a trigger for martial law was the uncontrolled mass migration of minorities into the US, as well as riots by minorities in light of economic uncertainty. […] I have mentioned this in previous articles and I continue to believe that one of the main purposes for the establishment to leave borders open and entice illegals to enter is to create a migrant army; a situation in which millions of illegals will be offered easy citizenship in exchange for service. I also believe that this migrant army will be used against the American public (the real citizenry) to impose martial law measures in the wake of a national disaster.

Read more: https://discernreport.com/cultural-replacement-why-the-immigration-crisis-is-being-deliberately-engineered/

(After the SCOTUS ruling) Sundance: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Releases Statement: “I have declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself”

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on Texas’ constitutional right to defend and protect itself as President Joe Biden continues to attack Texas and refuse to perform his duties to secure the border. “The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now,” reads the statement. “President Biden has instructed his agencies to ignore federal statutes that mandate the detention of illegal immigrants. The failure of the Biden Administration to fulfill the duties imposed by Article IV, § 4 has triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense. For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself. That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary.” 

Read Gov. Abbott’s letter to President Biden: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Greg-abbott-vs-Biden.jpg

Taer: Biden Admin Spent Whopping $20 Billion On Refugee Resettlement In Just Two Years

“The Office of Refugee Resettlement is seeking to expand its mission even further in future years, and far-left members of Congress appear to be on board. This is creating an endless flow of people seeking help with anything from travel to health care to loans,” OpenTheBooks.com Founder & CEO Adam Andrzejewski said in a statement Tuesday. By extending so many benefits we are creating an endless spiral of spending – and the pain can be felt everywhere from hospitals, to schools to shelters across the country. This financial self-harm must come to an end; ORR must return to its original mission of simply resettling true refugees,” Andrzejewski said.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/23/biden-admin-spent-whopping-20-billion-for-refugee-resettlement-in-just-two-years/


SMG News Wire: Convoy of Truckers Heading Toward Texas Border

A convoy of trucks, cars and recreational vehicles is heading to the border for a series of rallies from California to Eagle Pass, Texas. Noel Roberts, of Take Our Border Back, said the rallies are peaceful protests meant to send a message to lawmakers that Americans are fed up with the illegal alien invasion.

“Most importantly, peacefully and lawfully is our number one goal. We are working with local law enforcement. We are not some rogue group of people. We are just citizens in America who live near the border, who want to get our voices and use our First Amendment properly and lawfully and peacefully, honestly,” Roberts said on The Todd Starnes Radio Show.

Read more: https://www.toddstarnes.com/values/convoy-of-truckers-heading-toward-texas-border/

Hazard: Former CBP Commissioner cheers Abbott on in expected ‘constitutional showdown’ with Biden admin

“If the federal government fails their constitutional responsibility, states can step up and protect themselves,” Morgan said. Former acting Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan applauds Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott in his expected “constitutional showdown” with the Biden administration.

“I applaud Governor Abbott,” Morgan said on the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “I hope for every row of concertina wire that’s removed, I hope he puts two back up, and I hope this is gonna lead ultimately to the constitutional showdown that is needed here.”

Read more: https://justthenews.com/government/security/former-cbp-commissioner-mark-morgan-cheers-abbott-constitutional-showdown-biden


Hoge: California Crazy: Woman Who Stabbed Date 108 Times—Killing Him—Gets Only 100 Hours of Community Service

But even my jaw dropped when I heard about this judge’s decision in Ventura County. Bryn Spejcher, now 33, got high on marijuana in 2018, stabbed her boyfriend over a hundred times, knifed her dog and then herself, and yet received no jail time because defense experts deemed that she experienced “cannabis-induced psychosis”—a conclusion which the judge amazingly agreed with. To put it bluntly, this is absolute lunacy. Or, to be even more to the point, this is bat guano crazy. […] The details are mind-boggling: […] Turns out California isn’t just a sanctuary state—it’s also a No Consequences state.

Read more: https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2024/01/25/california-crazy-woman-who-stabbed-date-108-timeskilling-himgets-only-100-hours-of-community-service-n2169180


McDaniel: Trans shooters: suppressing the facts

Democrat/socialist/communist (D/s/c) politicians have seized on every attack, just as they do any mass shooting or anything like it, to push gun control, but are silent on the trans element. They’re silent because the trans narrative demands all trans be universally depicted as noble, exalted examples of humanity, a higher, more intelligent and morally perfected form of life, mystically in touch with an evolved consciousness unimaginable by and unfathomable to Normal Americans. The obvious implication that trans sufferers are mentally unstable, and prone to suicide, hatred and violence must be ruthlessly suppressed.

Read more at American Thinker.


Hulkower: Israel Suffers 24 Dead In Deadliest Day Since Oct. 7

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lost 24 of its soldiers in the Gaza Strip Monday which made it the deadliest day for Israel since the Oct 7th attack. […] Twenty-one of the 24 losses came from one incident near the city of Khan Yunis in which a Hamas fighter’s RPG struck a tank, which set off an explosion that collapsed a building with troops inside, according to an IDF initial investigation.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/23/israel-idf-gaza-24-dead-soldiers-in-one-day/

Farberov: Hamas terrorists dressing female hostages up as ‘dolls,’ rescued Israeli claims: ‘Could do what they wanted’

Ex-captive Aviva Siegel, who attended a meeting of Israel’s parliament, said she saw members of the terror group bringing female captives “inappropriate clothing, dolls clothes.” The female hostages have been turned into “puppets with whom they could do what they wanted, when they wanted, and it’s beyond belief that they’re still there,’’ Siegel said. “We’ll soon reach four months [since they were kidnapped]. We were there for 51 days, and there wasn’t a minute that we didn’t experience abuse — and they are still there,’’ she said.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2024/01/23/news/israeli-dad-of-teen-hostage-fears-daughter-is-being-raped-by-hamas-i-go-to-sleep-dead/

Greenfield: Israel’s War on Hamas is the Least Deadly War in the Region

So why does the media describe it as “among the deadliest […] in history”?

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/israels-war-on-hamas-is-the-least-deadly-war-in-the-region/

Hilu: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Israel Over Hamas: Poll

Eighty percent of the 2,346 registered voters in the poll from Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies, HarrisX, and the Harris Poll said they supported Israel over the terror group, while 20 percent said they supported Hamas. Although the percentage who supported Israel over Hamas is down 1 percent, many other indicators pointed to the American people’s support of the Jewish state either not changing or increasing. Two-thirds said that Israel is not committing genocide in Gaza and is just trying to defend itself and eliminate Hamas, up 3 percent since last month.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/americans-overwhelmingly-support-israel-over-hamas-poll/


(H/T CFP) KanekoaTheGreat X post: Glenn Greenwald calmly explains to Destiny and the Krassensteins that January 6th wasn’t an insurrection, and Donald Trump did not attempt a coup.

Watch the 21:89 minute video: https://twitter.com/KanekoaTheGreat/status/1749643645723214043

Revolver.news: Tucker Carlson just hosed Justin Trudeau with a chilling voicemail…

Tucker Carlson is now unchained from the establishment shackles that used to bind him at Fox News and is like a free bird, ready to spread his wings and soar. And when it comes to “liberation,” Tucker has a very clear mission as we approach a big election year in both the United States and Canada. Tucker has his sights set on Canada, and he’s sending a loud-and-clear message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: he’s coming to fight for the freedom of the Canadian people. In an epic voicemail, Tucker made his plans crystal clear. He just hosed Justin. If this doesn’t ruffle Trudeau’s delicate little feathers, we’re not sure what will. It’s as if Tucker is playing a devilish game of “cat and mouse” with the effeminate leader next door. He knows that Justin is terrified of the MAGA movement, and he has even blamed Trump supporters for sinking support for Ukraine in his country.

Read more/Watch the 35 second Tucker video: https://revolver.news/2024/01/tucker-carlson-just-hosed-justin-trudeau-with-a-chilling-voicemail/

Goodkind: Teenagers under 18 will no longer be able to receive messages from strangers on Instagram and Facebook as Meta finally imposes safety restrictions on the apps

The social media giant will block messages from anyone they do not follow or are connected with, by default, as part of a safety update. They said the change was part of its ongoing work to provide ‘age-appropriate experiences for teens’ across its apps. The change extends an existing Meta policy which does not allow adults to message teenagers who do not follow them, meaning no-one on Instagram or Facebook Messenger will now be able to direct message a teenager who does not follow them. Meta said in a blog post: ‘Under this new default setting, teens can only be messaged or added to group chats by people they already follow or are connected to, helping teens and their parents feel even more confident that they won’t hear from people they don’t know in their DMs.’

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13005787/teenagers-no-longer-messages-strangers-instagram-facebook-meta-safety.html

Contreras: Exclusive poll: Gen Z is less religious, less Republican than others

What U.S. adults and teens say their party political affiliation is, by generation. Generation Z adults are less likely than older generations to join an established religion, far more likely to identify as LGBTQ and generally are less likely to be Republican, a new survey shows. Why it matters: Gen Z — which includes those born between 1997 and 2012 — is the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in U.S. history, and an estimated 40.8 million Gen Zers will be eligible to vote in 2024. The big picture: The survey by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute confirms the left-leaning beliefs of Gen Z shown by other studies. It also gives more details about their identities and religious habits that reflect broader shifts in American culture. By the numbers: Gen Z adults — who now make up about 1 in 6 of the Americans eligible to vote — are more politically left than older Americans, with 43% of them identifying as liberal, the survey found.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2024/01/23/gen-z-less-religious-more-liberal-lgbtq

Citizen Free Press: Leftist goes nuts at March for Life.

Watch the 25 second video: https://twitter.com/CitizenFreePres/status/1750199853701898434

Prestigiacomo: Ohio Republicans Ban Trans Procedures On Minors, Boys In Girls’ Sports In Vote Overriding GOP Governor 

Republicans in the Ohio state Senate voted to override Republican Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of the bill, following House Republicans’ January 10 vote to do the same, with that vote ending up 65-28, as The Daily Wire previously reported. House Bill 68 is made up of two acts: the “Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act” and the “Save Women’s Sports Act.” It bans transgender procedures on minors, such as double mastectomies on girls who identify as boys, and other genital procedures for children with gender dysphoria. It also prohibits males from competing in female sports across the state, grades K-12, and the collegiate level.

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/ohio-republicans-ban-trans-procedures-on-minors-boys-in-girls-sports-in-vote-overriding-gop-governor

Kerr: Democratic Socialists of America Went ‘All Out’ For Hamas. Now It’s Facing a ‘Financial Crisis.’

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is on the precipice of a “financial crisis” as members of its leadership committee grapple with the sobering reality that actions have consequences. DSA leadership thinks the group should be thriving. Its work organizing “All Out For Palestine” protests across the country in the immediate aftermath of Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel—where attendees flaunted images of swastikas and cheered terrorist “freedom fighters”—should have brought in a flood of new members and revenue. But the opposite happened, and now the DSA is contemplating voluntary layoffs to resolve a $2 million budget shortfall in 2024, three members of the group’s National Political Committee revealed in a blog post last week.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/democrats/democratic-socialists-of-america-went-all-out-for-hamas-now-its-facing-a-financial-crisis/

Revolver.news: Diversity strikes again: wheel falls off a Delta plane as it taxied down the runway…

The skies aren’t so friendly these days. Turn around, and there’s another airline mess in the headlines: tech glitches, pilots in distress mid-flight, transgender CEOs, doors coming loose, missing bolts and screws, and passengers duking it out in the aisles. But wait, it gets wilder. We just heard about this latest doozy: a Delta flight was gearing up to take off from Atlanta and was heading down the runway, when all of a sudden the darn wheel fell off the plane and rolled away. What on earth is happening, folks? It really makes you want to jump on a plane and jet off, doesn’t it? […] Understaffing and COVID vaccine mandates are big problems, sure. But there’s also a noticeable drop in the quality of folks getting hired, and guess what? DEI initiatives are a big reason for that.

Read more: https://revolver.news/2024/01/diversity-strikes-again-wheel-falls-off-delta-plane-as-it-taxied-down-runway/

Maile & Sarnoff: FAA releases instructions for airlines to begin inspecting Boeing 737 Max 9 planes

The Federal Aviation Administration released final instructions to airlines to begin conducting inspections of their 737 Max 9 planes Wednesday — a move that will eventually allow them to fly again. The agency had grounded nearly 200 of the planes after an Alaska Airlines flight lost one of its door plugs mid-flight earlier this month.Alaska Airlines released a statement Wednesday evening confirming its plans return some of its 737 MAX aircraft back to the skies on Friday following thorough inspection. “The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday, Jan. 24, approved a thorough inspection and maintenance process for the 737-9 MAX aircraft. Alaska Airlines is ready to perform these detailed inspections of our planes,” the statement read.

Read more/Watch the 1:25 minute news report: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/faa-releases-instructions-airlines-begin-inspecting-boeing-737/story?id=106654582

Kenny: Naperville councilman proposes exploring system for local residents who want to host migrant families

Naperville City Councilman Josh McBroom is adamant the city should not use taxpayer dollars to house or aid migrant families amid the continued and growing influx of asylum-seekers to the Chicago area. However, he would welcome Naperville families being given the option to host migrant families instead.

McBroom brought the idea forward at the Naperville City Council’s Tuesday night meeting. Chicago’s migrant crisis and how it has or could involve Naperville was not on the meeting agenda. McBroom broached the idea under new business. […] “We do have a very affluent community. A lot of big homes,” he said. “What I’d like to do is direct staff to create a sign-up sheet for individuals that would be willing to house migrant families. And if there’s people that would do that, God bless them.” […] By a show of hands, council members Nate Wilson, Paul Leong and Jennifer Bruzan Taylor supported McBroom’s proposal. The idea will be vetted more thoroughly by staff before it is brought back to the council for discussion at a future meeting.

Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-migrant-families-housing-mcbroom-st-0119-20240117-7shavac5v5au3b3gdlewvkvjia-story.html

Stanley: California homeless people are found living inside CAVES 20 feet below street level complete with home furnishings – as Democrat state grapples with vagrancy and LA begins annual count of those living rough

The groups were removed from the eight caves – along the Tuolumne River in Modesto – over the weekend, and they were emptied of belongings, furniture and 7,600 lbs of rubbish, filling two trucks and a trailer. Some of the caves were decorated with murals, had broken floor tiles and one even had a makeshift fireplace with a chimney. Modesto Police Department said: ‘This particular area has been plagued by vagrancy and illegal camps, which have raised concerns due to the fact that these camps were actually caves dug into the riverbanks.’ It comes as Los Angeles carries out its annual homeless count to try to take an accurate snapshot of the rough sleeper population in the city, after 75,500 were found to be sleeping rough in the county on any given night last year.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13004435/California-homeless-caves-LA-annual-count.html


Menzies: Swim competition allows a 50-year-old biological male to swim with 13 year-old girls

The Markham Pan Am Centre just north of Toronto was the venue for the Richmond Hill Aquatic Centre’s Fall Classic swimming competition last weekend. And the classic Sesame Street song came to mind: “One of these things is not like the others; one of these things does not belong.”

Read more/Watch the 10:18 minute report at Rebel News.

Greenfield: Eurocrats Panic as Anti-EU Parties Projected to Win Across Europe

The Eurocrats are getting nervous. General public dissatisfaction with the state of affairs inflicted on them by the establishment, from the COVID lockdowns to economic malaise, is likely to translate into victories for parties opposed to the EU, and also to the larger leftist agenda. Here’s the European Council of Foreign Relations claiming that democracy will threaten democracy. […] And the ECFR is worried that some countries may actually act on immigration and end support for repressive eco-fascist measures. Far-right parties are becoming increasingly dominant in national settings across many EU capitals. […] On civil liberties and justice and home affairs, […] But the biggest policy implications of the 2024 European Parliament elections are likely to concern environmental policy. […] A European Spring could be coming. And the last thing that the Eurocrats want is… freedom.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/eurocrats-panic-as-anti-eu-parties-projected-to-win-across-europe/

Williams: Canada: Federal Court Finds Trudeau’s Invocation of Emergencies Act Violated Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who infamously froze bank accounts of protesters at that time, announced that the Liberal government plans to appeal the Federal Court’s decision. But according to University of Ottawa associate professor of criminology Michael Kempa, “the Federal Court decision — unlike that of the Public Order Emergency Commission under Rouleau — is ‘legally binding’ and it makes the government ‘vulnerable.’” Trudeau’s crony during the protests and following them, New Democrat Party leader Leader Jagmeet Singh, is now distancing himself from the prime minister. Singh, “who supported Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act, was asked Tuesday if he regrets backing the government. Singh said his party was always reluctant in its support.” Singh is now backpedaling in a vain effort to regain his own autonomy (and face) after shamelessly binding himself to Trudeau in a pact that ensured that Canada would be stuck with Trudeau until 2025.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/canada-federal-court-finds-trudeaus-invocation-of-emergencies-act-violated-charter-of-rights-and-freedoms/


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