Why do liberal arguments often build on a base of lies?

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Violence in the name of “Jane’s Revenge”

American Family Association outlines the violence perpetrated against crisis pregnancy centers and other conservative-leaning outlets.

Ever since the unprecedented leak of an early draft of the Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court which may overturn Roe v. Wade, the “shock troops of tolerance” have been busy interrupting church services. And they have done much destruction of crisis pregnancy centers.

They claim to be “pro-choice,” but choice involves options. And these people want to make sure women make only one choice – the choice of abortion. When there’s only one choice, then “pro-choice” is an oxymoron.

Since May 2, when the draft decision was leaked:

  • There have been numerous disruptions of church services, usually Catholic ones. However, even Joel Osteen’s church service was interrupted by topless promoters of abortion.
  • There have been illegal protests in front of the homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices to intimidate them to change their opinion.
  • There have been at least 60 attacks on crisis pregnancy centers, which are all funded by private donations to provide loving alternatives to abortion. This is becoming a regular occurrence.

Many of these attacks have been done through an ad hoc organization called “Jane’s Revenge.”

The name would imply revenge on behalf of “Jane Roe” from the 1973 Supreme Court pro-abortion decision, Roe v. Wade.

Jane’s Revenge declares open season on crisis pregnancy centers across the nation:

“From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors, and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are. The infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive. We will never stop, back down, slow down, or retreat.”

A friend of mine works in a crisis pregnancy center. She told me in an email over the weekend: “I worked in the Emergency Dept. as an RN for 25 years with police security, but I never dreamed that working at a pro-life clinic would be a high-risk job!”

And this damage is being done in the name of Jane Roe? As the record shows, Jane Roe’s identity was revealed in 1987, and her name was Norma McCorvey. It turns out McCorvey had not been raped (as claimed in the case). She had gotten pregnant from her boyfriend, and she just wanted an abortion.

ACLU attorney Sarah Weddington lied to her as she assured McCorvey she could get an abortion, but what Weddington really wanted was McCorvey’s participation in what became Roe v. Wade.

Then in the late 1990s, something amazing happened. Norma McCorvey made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and came to oppose abortion. Thus, Roe came to agree with Wade. Henry Wade had been the District Attorney of Dallas County, and Roe v. Wade challenged Texas’s pro-life law.

Norma McCorvey wrote her story in her 1997 book, Won By Love (with co-author Gary Thomas). The subtitle of that book is “Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade Speaks Out for the Unborn as She Shares Her New Conviction for Life.”

(Read at the American Family Association to discover the anarchy factor in today’s events)

When you see half-truths and other lies, why is the left usually behind it?

As with the testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson (who may be recounting exactly the items told to her incorrectly by people other than those who were there — still, now finds her testimony contradicted by those who were there), why do we always find liberals shaving the truth to prove their point?

Why rely on a framework of lies? Why tell America that the Constitution guarantees the right of abortion in the 14th Amendment’s mention of the word “liberty?” Why tell the court that Roe (McCovery) was raped?

Why, during the first few months of this year, did we hear nothing but “transitory” inflation from Democrats in office and the press despite our observation that inflation had risen to a 40-year high?

Fox News *still* hasn’t updated the hoax story about Trump assaulting Secret Service agents

Breitbart‘s John Nolte observed that Fox News has not (as of 1 July 2022) fixed the obvious contradictions in the Cassidy Hutchinson testimony.

The on-its-face ludicrous (more on this below) tale of former President Trump lunging at a steering wheel and assaulting a Secret Service agent remains on Fox News without an update about its debunking.

If Fox tries to sneak in and stealth-edit it, here’s a saved screenshot from late last night, hours and hours after the story was shown to be false.

So what we have here is Fox News continuing to spread an OBVIOUS hoax even AFTER it’s been debunked.

Fox is deliberately endorsing a blatant lie that was glaringly false from the moment it was spoken…

This Cassidy Hutchinson woman claimed she heard the “lunge” story third-hand from White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato, and now this same Tony Ornato says he never told her that story.

I’m no lawyer, but isn’t that perjury?

Isn’t that… newzzzz?

Moreover, this Hutchinson loon claimed she wrote a note everyone says she didn’t.

Talk about fruit of the poison tree.

Ah, but here’s oh-so fair and balanced Fox News… Here’s Fox News, the outlet that says it’s different from the rest of the media, still spreading an obvious lie, even AFTER it’s been debunked and the witness exposed as a total phony.

(Read at Breitbart how this the fakeness of the Fox News comes together)

Maybe the new Fox definition of “fair and balanced” is more like that of the rest of the main stream media’s: lies half the time and truth half the time

Of course, the main stream media’a standard would be to tell half-truths all of the time. That way, they can refuse to report on the Hunter Biden laptop until after the election and still claim journalistic integrity.

Washington state church vandalized. “Religion of hate” spray painted on church art

Breitbart lays out the situation of a Catholic church in Bellevue, Washington that found itself under attack by a 31-year-old radical.

Speaking to FOX 13, Father Gary Zender said that a small statue had also sustained damage during the alleged attack.

“When I try to look at the person and their wounds – that helps me to step back and say ‘I have some wounds too,’” Zender told the local news outlet. “So, there’s a human connection there, as well as a spiritual one.”

The damage penalty to the property could be calculated under the hate crime statute, according to Bellevue Police Captain Darryl McKinney.

“Obviously, there’s a lot going on in the world,” McKinney told FOX 13. “People are worked up about things. They’re upset – or, at least some people are – I think there are some emotions stirred up and we’re seeing people act how they normally wouldn’t.”

(Read the entire account and see all tweets at Breitbart)

Yes, every good movement has more than a few bad apples

However, to quote an ancient middle-Eastern leader and poet:

Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt,
there is no one who does good,
not even one.

Still, we have the grace of God.

 

Three proofs that the we have no front runners for 2024

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Voicemail from Joe Biden to Hunter proves they spoke about Chinese business

The Daily Mail points out how Dementia Joe really did know about the Hunter Biden Chinese deals that he lied about being out of the loop on these dealings.

President Joe Biden spoke with Hunter about his business dealings with a Chinese criminal his son dubbed the ‘spy chief of China,’ a voicemail to his son reveals.

The president has repeatedly denied personally and through his press secretary that he ever talked about Hunter’s foreign business with his Hunter – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Now, in a voicemail left on Hunter’s iPhone, the evidence has come from POTUS’ own mouth.

Joe called Hunter on December 12, 2018 saying that he wanted to talk to him after reading a New York Times story about Hunter’s dealings with the Chinese oil giant CEFC.

Files on Hunter’s abandoned laptop previously disclosed by DailyMail.com show that he struck a deal with the Chinese company worth millions of dollars after touting his family connections.

The Times’ 2018 story pointed out CEFC’s chairman Ye Jianming had been arrested in China and his top lieutenant Patrick Ho had been convicted in the US for bribing African officials to help Iran evade oil sanctions.

It revealed that Ye had met with Hunter at a Miami hotel in 2017 to discuss ‘a partnership to invest in American infrastructure and energy deals.’

The Times reported that when Ho was arrested, he called Joe’s brother Jim Biden – who told the newspaper that he believed the call was meant for Hunter.

The Gray Lady said it was ‘unclear whether Hunter Biden struck any business deals with CEFC’, not knowing at the time the depths of his connections with his Chinese business partners.

After seeing the story online, Joe called Hunter and left a voicemail.

‘Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you,’ he said.

‘I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear. And anyway if you get a chance give me a call, I love you.’

The message flies in the face of the president’s repeated denials that he ever discussed Hunter’s overseas business dealings with his son.

The newly uncovered voicemail came from a backup of Hunter’s iPhone XS, stored on his abandoned laptop.

After the Times’ story was published, Hunter’s friends texted him teasing about Jim’s indiscreet comment to the newspaper that linked Hunter to Patrick Ho.

Devon Archer, Hunter’s longtime best friend and business partner who is now serving a year in jail for defrauding a Native American tribe, wrote to him the next day: ‘Nice quote from uncle jimmy. I hope you thanked him for that.’

(Read at the Daily Mail how Ho was being monitored as a spy for China)

If Biden were the true front runner for the this would be as buried as the Hunter Biden laptop story

If Biden were anywhere as successful as he claims, none of this story would have seen the light of day. Just as the main stream press effectively installed Joe Biden by not reporting the Hunter Biden laptop story, they would continue that trend had those in power decided to stay the course with Dementia Joe.

Additionally, the only way that they would be sticking with Dementia Joe would be that their continual gaslighting on Joe’s programs would actually be working. Instead, with everything Biden does turning foul, these idiots have nothing to do but try to save themselves.

Hunter Biden firm helped Chinese company secure $3.8 billion cobalt mines

The Daily Mail reports that Hunter Biden’s firm helped a Chinese firm secure a $3.8 billion deal in cobalt mines.

An investment firm founded by Hunter Biden assisted a Chinese company in purchasing one of the world’s richest cobalt mines from an American company for $3.8 billion – helping the conglomerate gain a massive share of the key metal used to make electric car batteries.

The president’s son was one of three Americans who joined Chinese partners in establishing the Bohai Harvest RST Equity Investment Fund Management Company, or BHR, in 2013.

The Americans controlled 30 percent of the company and made successful investments that culminated in aiding China Molybdenum purchase the Tenke Fungurume cobalt mine in the Congo from the American company Freeport-McMoRan in 2016, the New York Times reported. 

BHR slowly made its way into an investment powerhouse after helping finance an Australian coal-mining company controlled by a Chinese state-owned firm, the paper reported. 

The investment company’s big break came in 2016 when it bought and sold a stake in CATL, a Chinese company that is now the world’s biggest maker of batteries for electric vehicles. 

That same year, China Molybdenum – one of the world’s leading producers of the precious metals molybdenum and tungsten – announced it would purchase the Tenke Fungurume cobalt mine from Freeport-McMoRan, an American mining company. 

(Read at the Daily Mail to see how Hunter has now divested himself of these shares)

If any competitor existed to Biden on the Democrat side, they would make hay from Biden’s push to eliminate fossil fuels while his son profited from the mining of cobalt

If anyone was rising up among the Democrats to replace Biden, then they would use this to make the type of accusations that were leveled against the Trump family on a regular basis. Only in this case, they would stick.

A Chinese tycoon sought power and influence with the Biden regime and Biden responded

The New York Times did a tap dance around the story that grew from the Chinese spy/tycoon that sought power and influence with the Biden regime.

An aide to Mr. Ye met the vice president’s second son, Hunter Biden, in Washington. Mr. Ye then met privately with Hunter Biden at a hotel in Miami in May 2017, according to people with direct knowledge of the meetings who were not authorized to speak publicly because the meetings were private. Mr. Ye proposed a partnership to invest in American infrastructure and energy deals, the people said. During this period, the vice president’s son was managing Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment firm he formed with Chris Heinz, the stepson of John Kerry, the former secretary of state. Mr. Heinz said he has no knowledge of CEFC and ended his relationship with Rosemont Seneca in 2015.

(Read more at the New York Times to find how the Chinese communist party worked)

If any Republican front-runner were allowed to come out, then they could illustrate the two-tiered justice system through the ways this and the 6 January “riot” were treated

Considering that Hunter dealt with Ukrainian interests that caught the attention of a prosecutor in Ukraine (until daddy came to the rescue and threatened to pull American funding from Ukraine) and that Hunter got involved with spy masters in China, it would seem that any Republican worth his or her salt would be beating this to death.

 

Democrat prosecutorial indiscretion, Democrat lawlessness, and Democrat lies

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Five Texas District Attorneys have committed to not prosecuting felony abortion cases

The Texas Tribune looked forward on 21 April 2022 and saw some of the problems that would explode onto the scene once the Dobbs case found resolution.

Texas has a “trigger” law on the books that would automatically make it a felony to “knowingly perform, induce or attempt an abortion” except to save the life of the pregnant person.

That law does not allow for the pregnant person to be prosecuted for having an abortion, but it would open up a whole world of legal questions that district attorneys, defense lawyers and medical providers would have to navigate.

“In that first, let’s say, five years of prosecution, how many mistakes get made along the way while the law is being developed?” asked Missy Owen, a North Carolina-based attorney and board member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. “And whose lives have to pay for it?”

Prosecutorial discretion

Many abortion rights advocates talk about the “two Americas” that would be created if the Supreme Court allows states to create their own abortion restrictions. About half of all states likely would ban abortion to some degree, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

But even within Texas, there may be two distinct realities. Five Texas district attorneys — from Dallas, Travis, Bexar, Nueces and Fort Bend counties — have publicly promised that they will not pursue abortion-related criminal charges if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Others are expected to quietly decline to take these cases.

(Read at the Texas Tribune to find how these Democrats would circumvent Texas law)

Looks like the Democrats have picked up a procedure that we should not have abandoned

If there are laws that you don’t like, just ignore them when you have the power. If you get empaneled on a jury and you don’t like some element of the law that gets addressed in the court (say, something involving gay “marriage”), then just ignore the law. Act like it does not exist.

AOC tries to incite people to “the streets” over the Dobbs decision

The Daily Caller points out how AOC tried to incite people to go to “the streets” over sending the issue of abortion back to the states.

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed up outside the Supreme Court to express her frustration with the Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.

A video shared on Twitter shows Ocasio-Cortez chanting loudly that the Supreme Court’s 6-3 vote to overturn the landmark 1973 decision was “illegitimate” and that Americans should get “into the streets.”

One Twitter user questioned why the congresswoman was smiling in the video, as well as applauding, and said that her body language was “inconsistent” with her message.

(Read at the Daily Caller to find about the gems of wisdom from AOC)

Not only AOC, but Maxine Waters calls for violence

Furthermore, when the left calls for violence on items that should be matters of public debate, nobody in the main stream press calls them out. Not one article from ABC, CBS, NBC, or PBS can be found denouncing any leftist politician for calling for violence over the Dobbs decision.

A film exposes the lies behind Roe

The Christian Broadcasting Network tells of a film created to chronicle the lies behind the Roe versus Wade case.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an earthquake ruling on June 24, 2022, overturning its 1973 decision that legalized abortion. The original ruling is still regarded as one of the country’s more controversial if not tragic events. And while there’s been endless debate about the decision, very little is known about the case behind it.

It turns out the history of Roe v. Wade is very different than what’s described in mainstream media. A 2021 movie called “Roe v. Wade” went behind the scenes, revealing how lies and deception helped influence the ultimate decision.   

Nick Loeb, the film’s director and writer, also plays the abortion doctor at the center of the plot to make America think it loved abortion. Loeb told CBN News, “I was surprised that no one really had made a movie about the most famous court case in American history.”

Were the Justices & America Manipulated?

Loeb plays abortion doctor Bernard Nathanson who, along with pro-abortion allies, manipulated information and lied through polls to help make the country believe abortion was more popular with Americans than it really was.

That may have helped the Supreme Court justices turn from an early almost-tie vote to an ultimate 7-to-2 ruling to legalize abortion nationwide.

Nathanson, as shown in the movie, eventually has a change of heart, complete with grief and guilt over aborting his own child and some 70,000 others.  Loeb can relate.

‘I Had Participated in the Killing of My Own Children’

“I grew up in a generation where we were told it was a clump of cells and a gob of goo when a woman got pregnant until the baby kicked,” Loeb told CBN News.

He continued, “I didn’t wake up one day and become pro-life. That happened over time from me dealing with abortions that I had been involved in…and the realization that I had participated in the killing of my own children.”

The writer/director/actor said he didn’t really set out to make a movie that could be labeled pro-Roe v. Wade or anti-Roe v. Wade or even faith-based.

“We tried not to be preachy. We tried to go down the middle of the road. We tried to just lay out the facts,” Loeb explained. That kind of balance was reflected in the movie-makers, with Loeb being pro-life but not so many of his actors.

(Read at the Christian Broadcasting Network about the actors and directors)

While this primarily can be a method of preaching to the choir on the lies from the other side, maybe it also can be a gentle way of introducing the truth to those unfamiliar with the pro-life side

While this topic remains hot, this film will probably only remain a tool for viewing by those on the conservative side. However, once things have cooled maybe this film might help family members on the other ideological side understand our side.

 

At least 18 pro-life pregnancy centers fire bombed and over 40 vandalized and calls from Democrats for more violence

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Christian pregnancy center in Colorado vandalized and burned following Roe v. Wade reversal

The New York Post documents the firebombing of the pro-life pregnancy center in Colorado.

A Colorado Christian crisis center for pregnant women was vandalized and set on fire Saturday morning, a day after the US Supreme Court reversed federal protection of abortions.

Police responded to a fire at Life Choices in Longmont around 3:20 a.m., and found the building ablaze with covered with graffiti messages referencing the controversial overturning of Roe v. Wade, officials said.

“If abortions aren’t safe neither are you,” one message read, accompanied by the circled “A” anarchy symbol.

The saying has been written at dozens of pro-life centers since the court’s intent to overturn the 1973 ruling was leaked in May.

“Bans off our bodies,” was also painted onto the entrance walkway of the building while another anarchy symbol adorned its façade, according to pictures released by police.

Life Choices offers women alternatives to abortion as well as faith-based post-abortion counseling, according to its website.

(Read more at the New York Post on the damage)

Remember that, as of 16 June, no less than 17 pro-life pregnancy centers had been fire bombed

As previously blogged, seventeen pro-life pregnancy centers and a pro-life legislator have been firebombed by Antifa-affiliated “Jane’s Revenge.”

Add to that these two additional fire bombings.

Over 40 Attacks Targeted Pro-life Group Since Supreme Court Leak: Report

The Epoch Times comments on the greater than 40 attacks on pro-life groups since the Supreme Court leak.

More than 40 attacks against pro-life individuals and organizations have been recorded since the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion indicating a potential overturn of Roe v. Wade, according to a report released on June 16.

The report, published by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, says the over 40 incidents that have occurred in recent weeks involve violence, vandalism, and intimidation.

“Every abortion is an act of violence—violence against the unborn child who is killed and violence against the mother who is wounded in one of the deepest ways possible,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, the group’s president, said in the statement accompanying the report.

“In contrast to that inherent violence, the vast network of pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and other organizations across America exist to peacefully and lovingly serve women and families,” it said.

‘Actions of Comrades’

The latest incidents detailed in the report include vandalizations in Hope Pregnancy Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 11. The office of the pro-life group had four windows smashed and vandalized with graffiti.

An online blog post dated June 12 from someone who claimed credit for the damage under the name of “Anti Hope Brigade” said they were “inspired by the actions of comrades” in Wisconsin, Colorado, New York, and a growing list of places, according to the report.

The sharp rise in attacks began in early May when a leaked draft opinion indicated that the Supreme Court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling concluding access to abortion is a constitutional right.

The institution noted Jane’s Revenge, which has taken credit for dozens of recent attacks on pregnancy centers across the nation, issued a new threat on June 15. The pro-abortion radicals, in the statement published on its website, declared “open season” on pro-life institutions that do not shut down.

SBA Pro-Life America urged the Biden administration to condemn the attacks.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

I applaud SBA for getting Congressional support

I applaud Susan B. Anthony for being able to get Congressional leaders to call for the administration to take action on pro-abortion violence in the following ways:

However, only a sound defeat in 2022 and 2024 will register with Democrats.

Virginia pro-life pregnancy center vandalized hours after Roe ruling

The Washington Examiner reports that a Virginia pro-life pregnancy center received damage hours after the Dobbs versus Jackson case sent the matter of abortion back to the states.

Vandals attacked an anti-abortion pregnancy center in central Virginia early Saturday morning, hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion case.

Surveillance footage released by the Lynchburg Police Department shows a group of four individuals walking away from the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Lynchburg authorities also released photos showing multiple broken windows and graffiti on the outside of the building. The vandals left distinct messages with their graffiti, including “If abortion ain’t safe you ain’t safe!” and a tag reading “Jane’s Revenge,” a reference to the pro-abortion rights extremist group that has taken credit for similar attacks on pregnancy centers nationwide.

The Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center is a faith-based nonprofit crisis pregnancy group. It provides free and confidential services that include pregnancy tests, limited obstetrical ultrasound, parenting and life skills classes, post-abortion support, and counseling referrals. The center does not provide abortion services.

(Read at the Washington Examiner about the acts of Gov. Youngkin to protect the innocent)

The Left proves itself to be the violent side

With the Left’s obsession on 6 January, we have been told that Conservatives are the violent ones. Again, with the riots of 2020 in mind, that has again been proven a lie.

Pro-Abortionists were mad, so they rioted and held Arizona legislators captive

The Daily Wire lays out the anarchy and criminal activities committed by pro-abortion activists.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) released a statement Saturday, responding to the riotous behavior of pro-abortion activists at the state’s Capitol building Friday night.

The protests attracted between 7,000 and 8,000 people following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade and began as a peaceful demonstration, according to AZDPS. However, the protest soon turned chaotic as rioters attempted to breach the state’s Capitol building and vandalized historical monuments.

“What began as a peaceful protest evolved into anarchical and criminal actions by masses of splinter groups. As groups realized the state legislature was in session, they attempted to breach the doors of the Arizona Senate and force their way into the building,” AZDPS wrote.

The rioters reportedly terrified state lawmakers who were still in the process of voting on legislation, The Daily Wire previously wrote.

“We are currently there being held hostage inside the Senate building due to members of the public trying to breach our security,” Arizona state Senator Kelly Townsend tweeted. “We smell teargas and the children of one of the members are in the office sobbing with fear. I expect a J24 committee to be created immediately.”

(Read at the Daily Wire about the reactions of those attacked)

Of course, this will not be reported outside of Arizona

Unlike the wall-to-wall coverage of the 6 January riots, this will not make air time.

If the Democrats really stood for law and order, then Democrats from Joe to the dog catcher in Harris County would condemn the attacks on pro-life centers.

Joe Biden (#NotMyPresident) has not shown himself to be anything but a socialist hack. He supports violence against his “enemies” even when those people are peaceful Americans who support the poorest of Americans.

Crowd gathers outside Thomas home to protest abortion ruling

The Washington Examiner explores the ways protesters have decided to protests the Dobbs decision.

Pro-abortion rights demonstrators descended on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s home in Virginia on Friday night to protest the high court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which was announced hours earlier.

Protesters showed up with signs and began chanting. Members of the crowd called the justice’s wife, Ginni, an “insurrectionist,” likely referring to her correspondence supporting efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election, and others yelled “Off with their d***s!” in response to the ruling. Clarence Thomas was one of the five justices to vote in support of overturning Roe, which ended the nationwide right to an abortion.

Roughly 30 protesters had already arrived outside the home as of 8 p.m., with a similar number of journalists. The group erupted in chants and songs, crying out “No privacy for us, no peace for you!” and “Ginni Thomas is an insurrectionist!”

One protester held a sign that read: “Thomas is a treasonous turd.”

The protest was organized online by the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us, which has protested regularly at justices’ homes since May when a draft of the opinion was leaked, signaling the court would overturn a nearly 50-year-old ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

(Read how at the Washington Examiner how the political leanings of a Justice’s spouse affects unhinged libs)

Never mind that it is against the law to protest at the home of a justice, judge, baliff, or other court official

According to Cornell Law School, it is unlawful to picket or parade at the home of a justice, judge, juror, or any of the other court officials they list.

Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

AOC calls for pro-abortion groups to escalate their protests

The Washington Free Beacon lists out calls by AOC to escalate protests against the abortion ruling.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Friday joined protesters outside the Supreme Court to call the institution “illegitimate” and urge supporters “into the streets” to fight for abortion, following a landmark opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.

Pro-life and pro-abortion activists gathered outside the Court in anticipation of a ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which a 6-3 majority voted to overturn Roe. Ocasio-Cortez took to a megaphone to voice her disapproval after the ruling was announced, spurring protesters on to “a generational fight.”

A recent Department of Homeland Security report warned about the rising likelihood of violence in the wake of the ruling. Ocasio-Cortez is one of 27 House Democrats who recently opposed a bill that bolstered security measures for the justices, following protests outside their homes. The legislation was held up in the House because Democrats had conditioned its passage on adding similar security for Court clerks.

Calls to pass the measure grew more urgent after an armed man was arrested outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month. The gunman later confessed to plans to assassinate the justice.

“The hell with the Supreme Court—we will defy them,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) also told protesters. “Women will be in control of their bodies.”

(Read more at the Washington Free Beacon on what Waters said)

Expect this to continue

This post has much more. There are other related instances to cover that involve both AOC and Mad Maxine. Therefore you have not seen the last of this post.

 

The rub between Biden and reality when it comes to inflation, oil prices, and gasoline prices

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Why drillers do not drill

Wall Street Banks face a new level of pressures to cut fossil-fuel financing

Bloomberg reports on pressures on banks to refuse funding to drilling operations.

Wall Street banks, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., are facing calls from shareholders to take faster action to address their role in financing climate change.

The Sierra Club Foundation and Trillium Asset Management are part of a group that filed nine resolutions with six banks, requesting that they ensure their financing doesn’t add to new fossil-fuel supplies as required by the International Energy Agency’s so-called 2050 scenario. 

(Read at Bloomberg how pressures are applied against these large banks)

Note: This post requires a hat tip to the Dan Bongino Show for three of the topics mentioned.

Biden looks to pressure investors away from fossil fuels via climate disclosures

The Washington Examiner points to Biden’s own efforts to steer investors away from fossil fuel endeavors.

The pressure is increasing on companies to follow environmental, social, and governance standards from both the private sector and the government.

The Biden administration is prioritizing proposed rulemaking that would require companies to produce climate-related disclosures, most notably through the Securities and Exchange Commission, a form of indirect pressure on fossil fuel companies.

The SEC is debating the extent to which it can compel companies to disclose details about how much energy they buy and how they handle climate risks. Such self-reported disclosures to investors have already become commonplace in business, and adding government-mandated ESG disclosure rules is a big goal for the administration.

The SEC has been working on the disclosure rule for months now, with Chairman Gary Gensler initially announcing that the draft would be released by October and then later pushing that deadline back to January. Now it is unclear when exactly it will be unveiled, although some are beginning to get restless, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who called for “quick action” on the matter earlier this month.

(Read at the Washington Examiner to see how this rule forces investors and insurance companies to comply with Biden’s climate agenda)

Biden started restricting financing to oil and gas firms in April 2021

In an April 2021 interview, the White House Climate Envoy provided information on how Biden discouraged banks from lending to American energy ventures other that are other-than-electric.

SECRETARY KERRY:  What it means is that we’re going to be investing.  This is not an ex- — you know, this is not a throwaway.  This is an investment in new ways of getting energy to people that’s more efficiently delivered; that’s lower cost, in the long run; and that it’s — it’s really going to open up a whole group of employment opportunities that we know — that are beginning to be seen in America today.

And it’s not because the government is directing those things to happen; the marketplace is doing this.  You can’t build a coal-fired power plant in the United States with a bank funding it, and no individual is going to throw their money down there. 

Same thing in Europe today.  Now starting in other countries — you just heard Korea to say, “We’re not going to fund any external coal.” 

So there’s a transition that the market has undertaken, well before anybody proposed the program or anything.  This is a transition that’s taking place.  And we’ve historically always gone through these periods when, in America, we innovate, and we do the R&D, and we come up with a new product of some kind or another.

You know, I lived and represented for years — had the privilege of representing communities like Lowell and Lawrence and Brockton and plenty of places — you know, Fall River — that have these huge mills that were, you know, teeming with people working in the early 1900s, and then that changed.  And it went south in our America — in our country, and then it went abroad. 

Because that’s the transition in economies.  And it happened in the Industrial Revolution, it happened in the revolution of technology in the 1990s, and it’s going to happen now.  We always replace it with a different kind of — or some, you know, new opportunity. 

And I don’t think it’s going to mean that much dislocation, frankly.  It’s going to mean some greater opportunity.

So you have your permit and $20 million in funding. With Biden’s inflation issues, steel (a major part of drilling operations) gets more expensive daily

As one industry outlet attests (Gaubert Oil), there is almost a symbiotic relationship between oil and steel. Hence, when one gets more expensive, so does the other.

Since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, the oil, gas and steel industries have been intertwined. These industries depend heavily on one another, as they each possess materials that the others need. This shared reliance has frequently been put to the test over the decades, the most recent being the drop in oil prices. Let’s discuss how the industries are connected today.

OIL AND GAS’ DEPENDENCE ON STEEL

According to Zach’s Investment Research, the energy sector accounts for 10% of United States steel consumption. Steel mills make components called oil country tubular goods (OCTGs), which are steel tubes and fittings used in oil and gas rigs. The International Molybdenum Association(IMOA) divides these goods into three categories:

Due to the oil and gas boom in the United States, the OCTG business has been one of the most profitable in the steel industry.

Other metals are added to steel alloys, adding functionality to components used throughout the oil and gas industries. The Houston Chronicleexplains that nickel alloys are used in the valves and pipes that go over a wellhead. Chromium increases adds heat resistance to pipe used in deep oil wells. Molybdenum serves as a catalyst in oil refining to help derive environmentally friendly fuel sources. Titanium alloys are used in tubing and compressor parts, and are resistant to seawater and low temperatures.

STEEL’S DEPENDENCE ON OIL AND NATURAL GAS

  1. Casing pipe lines boreholes
  2. Drill pipe rotates drill bits and distributes drilling fluids
  3. Tubing captures oil and gas from the wellbore

While steel is vital to oilfield drilling equipment, steel isn’t dependent on oil as a vital energy source.

According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), steel’s top four energy consumption sources as fuel are coke and breeze, electricity, natural gas and “other.” The “other” category consists primarily of blast furnace and coke oven gases. In particular, natural gas contributes 33% of steel energy fuel consumption, the highest of all energy sources.

(Read the whole report at Gaubert Oil)

Other issues created by liberals like Joe and Barack

Add to that Biden’s supply chain problems, and you might have a perfect storm in the making.

Biden’s inflation kicks up the cost of hiring new employees. Additionally, you will probably have to pay a premium to get employees who will work in extreme weather, in the backwoods areas of the country, often in areas that have no paved roads, in conditions where they will be sprayed with drilling mud or crude oil (unprocessed petroleum as it comes out of the ground). Finally, you will probably want to pay extra for employees who know how to use the tools of the trade.

Then don’t forget that Biden’s OSHA requires you to provide Transgender-sensitivity training to all employees. Obama’s Affordable Care Act requires you to subsidize health insurance for your employees.

What’s more, don’t forget that Biden will not allow your drilling vehicles (even your pickup trucks) to cross federal lands in order to get to your drilling permit. Therefore, if you have a drilling permit in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, or anywhere West of those states, you had better have a helicopter.

And though the price of oil will benefit you as soon as you can start pumping it — before that, you will use copious amounts of diesel to power the generators that will power the systems to lift the two-ton drill bits and strings of pipe that descend a mile or so into the earth.

Biden regime cancels Alaska oil and gas lease sale

Left-leaning CBS even covered the Biden shut-down of the sale of the Alaska oil and gas lease. That does nothing but drive gasoline prices up.

The Biden administration has canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease opportunities pending before the Interior Department. The decision, which halts the potential to drill for oil in over 1 million acres in the Cook Inlet in Alaska, comes at a challenging political moment, when gas prices are hitting painful new highs.

In a statement shared first with CBS News, the Department of the Interior cited a “lack of industry interest in leasing in the area” for the decision to “not move forward” with the Cook Inlet lease sale. The department also halted two leases under consideration for the Gulf of Mexico region because of “conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales.”

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has previously canceled lease sales in Cook Inlet three times — in 2007, 2008, and 2011 — also citing “lack of industry interest” at the time as the reason for scrapping the sales.

But Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, released a statement Friday rejecting the administration’s contention that there was not much interest from the industry in the lease sale.

“Citing a ‘lack of industry interest’ is nothing more than fantasy from an administration that shuns U.S. energy production. Cook Inlet is the sole source of the natural gas that more than 400,000 people in Southcentral Alaska—and significant military bases that are critical to our national security—depend on,” Senator Murkowski said. “I can say with full certainty, based on conversations as recently as last night, that Alaska’s industry does have interest in lease sales in Cook Inlet. To claim otherwise is simply false, not to mention stunningly short-sighted. The Biden administration needs to recognize how this decision is going to hurt Alaskans, reverse it immediately, and get the federal oil and gas program back on track now.”

Federal law requires the Department of the Interior to stick to a five-year leasing plan for auctioning offshore leases. The administration had until the end of the current five-year plan — set to expire at the end of next month — to complete these lease sales.

(Read at CBS how this cancellation keeps a Biden political promise to environmentalists) 

Don’t forget that Obama set aside more than ten times more land as federal land as had been previously designated

As reported by a 13 February 2016 UPI article, Obama started with 2.6 million acres of federal land (to which he protected an additional 265 million acres during 7 years).

At that time, 2.6 million acres of public lands had been permanently protected during the Obama administration by both the president and Congress. Of that, 186,000 acres were protected by the president using administrative authorities under the Antiquities Act, which allows the president to declare a national monument without congressional approval.

In his seven years in office, Obama has established 22 national monuments and expanded others to set aside more than 265 million acres of land and water.

The designations Friday were the single most significant action to preserve California desert in more than two decades, forming one of the largest desert conservation reserves in the world, said David Lamfron, director of California Desert and National Wildlife Programs.

“Local communities, businesses, and organizations have worked for years to preserve these critical lands, and tens of thousands of [National Parks Conservation Association] members and supporters have petitioned the president and their members of Congress to make these monuments a reality. This is not just a win for the desert—it’s a win for the people who live in and love this unique part of the country,” he said.

With the uptick in federally protected status for some lands comes criticism that the federal government is overstepping its bounds.

Rep. Bob Bishop, R-Utah, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, said in a statement: “This is presidential bullying. The intent of the Antiquities Act is not to act as the president’s magic wand to commandeer land. In order to be good stewards of our environment, we need to allow people to have a say in how they recreate and conserve their land. This doesn’t. It’s an authoritarian act that ignores people under the guise of preservation. The land will not be better protected and people will be harmed.”

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(Read more at UPI)

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Biden EPA sends early signal of tough pollution enforcement

With a hat tip to Bunkerville for the post of 23 June 2022, Bloomberg law similarly pointed to a refinery that Dementia Joe preemptively shut down.

Recent moves to intervene in air pollution fights—including a rare order to shutter the oil-spewing Limetree Bay refinery—show the Biden administration is willing to take bold steps to crack down on polluters on the edge of marginalized communities.

The Environmental Protection Agency this month temporarily halted operations at the St. Croix facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands, using an emergency shutdown order under the Clean Air Act that’s only been invoked a handful of times.

Days before EPA’s decision on Limetree, Administrator Michael Regan wrote to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot with a concern about the placement of a metal shredding facility on the city’s Southeast Side. Though the letter wasn’t a direct enforcement action, it prompted the city to delay the controversial permits.

“That’s a good sign that the administration is aware of powerful enforcement tools in its arsenal, and it is prepared to use them,” Natural Resources Defense Council attorney John Walke told Bloomberg Law.

This type of active intervention also shows the EPA is poised to take a more “aggressive” approach to enforcement in the name of climate change and environmental justice “than we’ve ever seen before in any prior administration,” said Craig Johnston, a Lewis & Clark law professor and former EPA assistant regional counsel in the Reagan administration.

(Read more liberal bloviation on the virtues of Biden’s environmentalism at Bloomberg)

This closure contradicts Biden’s claims of “doing everything he can to lower gasoline prices” and points toward raising the prices without need

If this truly was an “active intervention” (see the last paragraph) where Dementia Joe took a “more ‘aggressive’ approach to enforcement in the name of climate change and environmental justice,” then his claims to doing “everything” he could to lower gasoline prices were a lie.

Joe’s solution to the mess he created

Biden suggests that gasoline stations to work without profit

CNBC provided a few of the words Joe Biden (#NotMyPresident) said on 22 June 2022.

″[M]y message is simple: to the companies running gas stations and setting those prices at the pump, this is a time of war … these are not normal times. Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you are paying for the product,” the president said.

Biden said these actions could lead to prices at the pump dropping by $1 per gallon or more. “It doesn’t reduce all the pain, but it will be a big help,” he said.

The White House web page provides more damning information

At the Biden regime site, additional words to the speech are provided:

Today, I’m calling for a federal gas tax holiday, state gas tax holiday for [or] the equivalent relief to consumers; oil companies to use their profits to increase refining capacity rather than buy back their own stock; gas stations to pass along the decree — excuse me, not the decree, but the decrease in oil prices to lower prices at the pump.

And together, these actions could help drop the price at the pump by up to $1.00 a gallon or more. It doesn’t reduce all of the pain, but it would be a big help.

Let’s break down Biden’s words

Phrase by phrase, let’s examine what he said (since words mean things):

  1. [T]his is a time of war” — No. Congress has not declared war. You, Dementia Joe, may feel like you are under attack, but feelings don’t count here.
  2. [T]hese are not normal times — You have that right, since you have done everything to destabilize America. Baby formula shortages, tampon shortages, high gas prices, inflation, supply chain issues, and the list goes on.
  3. Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you are paying for the product — Correct me if I am wrong, but working at no profit constitutes slavery. Are Democrats seriously re-instituting slavery?
  4. And together, these actions could help drop the price at the pump by up to $1.00 a gallon or more — If they would, that might be a starting point. However, gas prices have gone up $2-$4 since you came in a year and a half ago.

    And yes, prices have drifted down under the uncertainty of your speech (as they did under the sale of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the Chinese), but it will not last.

In case you don’t understand the cognitive dissonance between Biden’s claim that he has done something to lower gasoline prices and his actions, watch the following video

 

Two things that Biden should have fixed long ago

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Biden should have long ago opened up more drilling

However, now he makes a bid to Congress to make the symbolic move of suspending federal gas taxes for three months and it lands like a Lead Zeppelin

After raising my gas prices from $1.50/gallon in December 2020 to $4.45/gallon this week (and much higher in other parts of the nation), Dementia Joe proposed a three-month suspension of the 18 cent per gallon federal tax. That landed like a lead balloon in Congress, as reported by the lefties who do their best to only quote Democrats unless they can get a conservative in a “gotcha:” (your friends and mine) The Hill.

President Biden made his latest push to ease prices for Americans on Wednesday by calling for a gasoline tax holiday. But he faces an uphill climb on Capitol Hill to enact it as Democratic leaders gave the proposal a lukewarm reception.

After weeks of deliberations, Biden made his call for a three-month holiday of the federal gas tax through the summer travel season, which has driven already-high prices even higher. The president also made a separate appeal to states to provide similar relief to consumers by suspending their own gas taxes (The Hill).

“It doesn’t reduce all the pain, but it will be a big help,” Biden said. “I’m doing my part. I want Congress, states and industry to do their part as well.”

The federal gas tax is 18 cents per gallon, while state gas taxes average about 26 cents per gallon, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Biden also referred to cuts to the 24 cent federal tax on diesel.

(Read quotes of Pelosi, Schumer, and two other liberals at this piece at The Hill)

Biden wouldn’t know his part if he found it in the middle of a walkway with three labels on it

While it is encouraging that these idiots have recognized how their policies will lead to their demise, what they need to do is to open our oil industry to drilling so that (in 1-2 years) we can return to the prices we once experienced (or something near that).

The point remains: even without my continual drubbing of Biden for his anti-capitalist and anti-American energy policies, there are many many other posts on Biden’s bungles in the oil industry.

To that point, the Washington Examiner noticed Biden’s gaslighting back in March 2022 when they said:

When gas prices climbed rapidly, the Biden administration blamed the oil companies and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

What the administration and Democrats in Congress cannot admit, at least not without pain at election time, is that it was their explicit intent to reduce domestic oil and gas production, and record-high gasoline prices have not altered that strategy. Democrats believe that higher gas prices will nudge people to buy electric cars and solar panels for their houses and drive less, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Some of that has indeed happened, but those who cannot afford a Tesla or rooftop solar panels are stuck paying more.

One part of the administration’s plan to make oil and gas more scarce has been to put a moratorium on oil leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, which the courts recently ruled was illegal. Drilling permits on public lands in the rest of the country have plunged in recent months, and in January, the Bureau of Land Management approved just 95 new permits, over 50% lower than a year ago.

The administration is boxed in on its energy agenda to some degree, as it remains beholden to a liberal Democratic Congress to pass legislation. The last congressional hearing dealing with energy prices and domestic exploration culminated in high-ranking Democrats asking U.S. energy companies to pledge to lower oil production.

The white-hot economy has come roaring back from the COVID-19-induced recession, and inflation has crept into the system. High gasoline prices are just one manifestation of this inflation, and it has responded by blaming businesses for price gouging, oil companies for deliberately underproducing, and Putin for creating the geopolitical crisis that accelerated the rise in oil prices.

While it’s true that the U.S. embargo on Russian oil raised prices, the reflexive antipathy toward private businesses is well off the mark. For starters, oil prices are set in a global market, and no producer has any ability to affect prices. Accusing them of price gouging is a rhetorical dog whistle for the party’s collectivist core.

What’s more, the White House’s accusations that oil producers don’t want to produce and that there are leased lands not being developed are nonsensical. The proportion of leases that are active is approaching all-time highs, which makes sense given current prices. Then there’s the tired leased land talking point — it takes time to explore land, conduct an environmental analysis, determine if it has oil and where it is, procure scarce equipment, workers, and resources needed to start production, and determine whether the project will be profitable for shareholders. There also happens to be thousands of existing leases frozen in litigation. None of the administration’s proposals solve the problem of high gas prices, but they do make the problem harder to solve.

The administration’s response to the oil shortage, begging OPEC and Venezuela to produce more and taking steps to allow Iran to rejoin the world economy, comes with significant long-term geopolitical commitments with entities that aren’t exactly our friends and may lead to larger problems down the road.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

If Biden can remove sanctions from Iran, why can’t he open up ANWR or the Gulf of Mexico? If Biden can release sanctions from Venezuela (where leaks from drilling platforms have fouled beaches and covered lakes), why can’t he open up drilling in the American West?

Biden should not have put off his plans to forgive the student loans of his socialist base

A big “blue-collar backlash” seems to be brewing to Biden’s student loan plans

The Washington Examiner outlines indications that blue collar workers will stand up to Biden’s give-away to the rich.

Republican leaders are predicting that President Joe Biden will live to regret “canceling” student loans if he does follow through with executive action, which the White House has been teasing for months.

Biden is weighing whether to shift $10,000 or more per borrower of student loan debt to taxpayers, though party leaders such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are pushing him to go closer to $50,000. While the latest reports have an income cap of $150,000 for individuals and $300,000 for married couples, any such action may turn off the two-thirds of families who never took out student loans.

“What does it say for all those folks? Boy, you were really stupid here,” former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told the Washington Examiner earlier this week.

DeVos and other GOPers are thus predicting a “blue-collar backlash” should Biden shift student loan debt from borrowers to taxpayers. While Democrats hope the move energizes young voters in a nonpresidential election year, just 13% of people have student loan debt overall.

Any student loans the president or Congress acts on are not truly “canceled” but absorbed by taxpayers and lumped into the national debt.

The Trump-era education secretary also pointed out that the move, if it happens, will do nothing for the next generation of borrowers and instead only “buy a bunch of political points.” One of the solutions she proposed instead is for the federal government to get out of the student loan business entirely.

Even some top Democrats tend to agree . While Democratic Senate leadership is all in and pushing Biden to go bigger, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sounded more like DeVos in comments she gave in 2021. Pelosi said Biden cannot legally address student loans on his own and suggested she opposes the idea in any case.

“Suppose … your child just decided they, at this time, [do] not want to go to college, but you’re paying taxes to forgive somebody else’s obligations,” she said last July. “You may not be happy about that.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner to see the duplicity on our side and some conniving on the Democrat side)

Problematically for Biden, his not fulfilling this promise puts a big dent in his campaign

Since Joe has so thoroughly screwed the economy with his green agenda while simultaneously not reaching the lofty goals of the greenies, the only thing that he had going for him was his power of the purse (as long as he had a compliant Congress).

Hence, with this scheme coming out into the open (where Biden openly supports a reverse Robin Hood that steals from the poor to give to the rich), he loses one opportunity to buy votes.

 

We do not have a representative republic

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Case #1: We are ruled by lawyers

Ex-neo-Nazi robber to get ‘gender surgeries’ from U.S. Bureau of Prisons

The Daily Mail (out of the United Kingdom) reports that a robber and ex-neo-Nazi has used lawfare to force the U.S. Prison system to provide “gender affirming surgery.”

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has fast-tracked ‘gender confirmation surgeries’ for a transgeder ex-neo-Nazi serving life in prison for two violent robberies after (Langan) filed a lawsuit against them for delaying (Langan’s) request. 

Donna Langan, born Peter, 63, was part of the Aryan Republican Army (ARA), a neo-Nazi group, and was convicted in 1997 to life in prison with an additional 35 years for two bank robberies where (Langan) used firearms and explosives, Fox News reported.  

Langan, who identifies as female, spent two decades in a male prison before being transferred to the Carswell Federal Medical Center women’s prison, in Fort Worth, Texas

In September 2021, Langan filed a complaint against the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), claiming (Langan) ‘experiences debilitating anguish as a result of severe and inadequately treated gender dysphoria.’

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

Note the parenthetic use of the felon’s name

Just because someone finds themselves in a delusional state does not require me to participate in the delusion.

Sorry, but I will not call someone with an XY chromosome a woman. That takes an XX chromosome and Langan (pictured at the right) does not have that genetic makeup. Langan might have heels, long hair, and lipstick, but not that.

Case #2: Our rights are being stripped by politicians wanting to meet extremism in the middle

John Cornyn pledges to sell out America on amnesty after caving on gun control

Breitbart lays out the two most recent betrayals by never-conservative John Cornyn and his merry band of back stabbers. (Red text is mine.)

Cornyn - Idiot and RINOSen. John Cornyn (Rino-TX)  pledged on Tuesday to sell out the American people by trying to advance amnesty for illegal aliens after striking a deal on gun control.

After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Rino-KY) tapped Cornyn to negotiate a deal on gun control, he now promised to move forward on a deal on amnesty.

“First guns, now it’s immigration,” Cornyn told Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA).

“That’s right, we’re going to do it,” said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). 

Andrew Surabian, a former Donald Trump administration official, said in reaction to Cornyn’s pledge for amesty, “From selling out on gun control to selling out on amnesty in light speed.”

Sens. Thom Tillis (Rino-NC) and Cornyn have continued to push for amnesty with the help of Democrat allies, including Sens. Padilla and Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Senate Democrat whip.

(Read more at Breitbart)

The National Review provides some details of the gun grab

The National Review provided a map of the landmines planted by Cornyn and the others who betrayed us.

Essentially, the bill would require NICS checks performed on purchasers who are under-21 to look for some additional information, including:

  • “criminal history repository or juvenile justice information”
  • “mental health adjudication records”
  • “local law enforcement agency”

That process, Cornyn’s office told me, would be “automated through NICS and done immediately by them.” If the purchaser is 21 or older, NICS would not include those items in its search. It is not currently clear how NICS would interact with all those different systems.

(Read ,more, including a link to the full text of the bill, at the National Review)

A list of those who betrayed our gun rights

Oh, by the way, the full list of those who betrayed the conservative cause are included in the following tweet (of course, adding all Democrats in the Senate to this list):

I only have a few questions for traitorous Cornyn or any of his slap-nut friends

These are the first few questions I would ask of Cornyn on this matter:

  • How are you going to access our medical records from our teenaged years? Are our medical records no longer private?
  • Since I have no criminal record, what sort of an accusation will prevent me from accessing my Second Amendment Rights?
  • Since the accusations result in a hearing where the accused does not get to face his or her accuser, what repercussions are there for people making false accusations?

Additionally, on topics related to this bill only tangentially, I would ask:

  • Since 175 people in Harris County alone over the past two years have been killed by felons released on bond (as opposed to the thirty or so killed by mass murderers state-wide during the same time period), what are you doing to protect from the greater threat?
  • Since you are doing this for political gain, how are you going to be re-elected without support from your home state?

Case #3: We have a Supreme Court that invents rather than interprets the Constitution

Sotomayor rips the more intelligent members of the Supreme Court for dismantling something not written into the Constitution

Far-Left Salon does its best to act like Sonya (Wise Latina) Sotomayor actually has a point when she complains that the Supreme Court has dismantled the “wall of separation between church and state.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday warned that the court’s right-wing majority had further eroded the nation’s bedrock laws separating church and government when it ruled that Maine must include religious schools in a state-run tuition program.

“Today, the court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation,” wrote Sotomayor in the minority’s dissent of the 6-3 decision.

Sotomayor was joined by fellow liberal Justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer to oppose the majority opinion in  Carson v. Makin, which centered on two families in Maine who wanted state taxpayers to pay for to send their children to attend private religious schools.

In Maine, where many rural communities do not have public high schools, towns must either contract with nearby public school districts so children can receive education there or pay tuition at a private “nonsectarian school in accordance with the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

(Read more slop from the slap-nuts at Salon)

However, what can we expect from the Left when, for almost 50 years, it created a right to abortion from the Fourteenth Amendment?

Considering the whole-cloth tailors and seamstresses that we find on the Supreme Court (who took the word “liberty” from the Fourteenth Amendment and turned it into the abortion of more than 63 million babies), how could we expect less?

Still, I would challenge Justice Sotomayor to find “separation of church and state” in the Constitution.

Additionally, since she is such a fan of the phrase “separation of church and state,” why doesn’t she go back to the letter by Jefferson and read it thoroughly. You see, Jefferson wrote that letter to assure the members of the Danbury (Connecticut) Baptist Association that the government would not encroach on the rights of Christians and that the First Amendment built a “wall of separation between church and state.”

Furthermore, if that is not clear enough, I would invite her to go to the man on the street and find which can be more easily understood:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

Or whatever portion of this has to do with abortion:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

 

Pushing America toward the Apocalypse

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With no mention of America in the Bible, is this part of how America goes off the world stage

With inflation at historic highs, Biden is still trying to make it worse

The Washington Examiner points out how Joe Biden has continually worked at digging the grave for himself and America deeper.

All he had to do was end the COVID-19 lockdowns and let the economy recover on its own. Instead, President Joe Biden spent trillions trying to “transform” the country, and now, everyone, especially the nation’s poorest, is paying the price for his hubris.

The Labor Department reported Friday that inflation rose to 8.6% in the 12 months ending in May, its highest level in more than 40 years. Virtually no sector of the economy was left untouched. Gas is up 48.7% from a year ago, electricity 12%, groceries 11.9%, and rent 5.9%.

These price increases are not, as White House chief of staff Ron Klain once claimed, “high-class problems.” These are not discretionary spending items. Working-class families can skip vacations, but they still need gas to get to work. They need electricity to heat and cool their homes. They need to eat. They need a roof over their heads.

Democrats may point out that unemployment is low, and that is a good thing. Wages are also rising, and that is good too. But, unfortunately, prices are rising faster than wages, leaving working people in a worse economic position overall. Under Biden’s leadership, the average person has seen his or her real wages fall by 3% over the past year.

The cause of this record-high inflation is no secret: Biden and his big spending policies are clearly to blame.

Former President Barack Obama’s director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers warned right from the start that Biden’s $2 trillion COVID stimulus was way too large and would cause inflation. But Democrats ignored him and passed it anyway without a single Republican vote.

Then, Democrats tried to make it worse!

Even with inflation already rising, House Democrats passed another $2.2 trillion spending bill last November that, once all the budgetary gimmicks were removed, would really have dumped another $5 trillion into the economy. Fortunately for those working-class families most vulnerable to inflation, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) refused to go along, and Biden’s so-called Build Back Better agenda died in the Senate.

But Biden still refuses to stop pouring spending fuel on the inflation fire. His administration is reportedly scheduled to cancel $10,000 worth of higher education debt for millions of overwhelmingly wealthy borrowers later this summer. Not only would this debt amnesty be no different than sending millions of $10,000 checks into an economy already overheating with demand, but these checks would also disproportionately go to the wealthiest families. According to data compiled by the Brookings Institution, the top 40% of income earners owe over two-thirds of all student debt, and the richest 20% owe 35%.

(Read about the root cause — the war on fossil fuel — at the )

Since this article, Biden has proposed other inflation-inducing measures

Since this article, Biden has proposed issuing gasoline cards to offset part of the high cost of gasoline. I guess that he doesn’t understand how his printing all of those COVID relief checks caused part of this in the first place.

Maybe his lack of cognition also stands behind his inaction on allowing American drillers to drill on American land.

Other liberal “news” outlets say Biden has considered sending rebate cards for the same purpose. The one difference here seems only to be semantics. Still, the government would be creating money from thin air, distributing it, and contributing to the crisis of inflation without allowing the market to address a shortage in our system (our need to pump, refine, and distribute our own oil products).

One-world government enabled by a lack of leadership from America

Although we have myriad references to the Klaus Schwab statement that “there is no God,” some other statements by Klaus Schwab — as recorded by Heart Publications direct us to various moves that benefit international powers and show how the possibility of one-world government has been enhanced by the lack of leadership in the Oval Office.

In his 2019 book ‘Covid 19 – the Great Reset’, the WEF’s Chairman, Prof Klaus Schwab, said: “This pandemic represents a rare but narrow opportunity to reflect, reimagine and reset our world.”

He stated that things will never return to normal after the pandemic, but that the world should work for a new order which will “only come about through some form of effective global governance.”

(Read more at Heart Publications)

More than just resetting, Joe Biden is weakening America by starving our energy supply system and drastically affecting our supply system

Just a few weeks ago, Biden called the gasoline price hikes part of an “incredible transition” (supposedly to more expensive electricity and electric cars). Additionally, Dementia Joe said some time ago that there would be food shortages. However, Biden has not offered a solution to either of these two crises. (Not that this comes as a surprise, since Joe did not really get in on the baby formula crisis until the problem was well developed by what seems to be his own incompetence.)

Therefore, this lends credence to the notion that the whole thing might be orchestrated. However, it seems to be orchestrated by an idiot who cannot think to the end of his four-Pinocchio nose.

Biden the dictator, case #1

Biden’s frequent use of Defense Production Act raises questions and criticism

The Washington Times points out in a 10 June 2022 article how Biden’s repeated use of the Defense Production Act has shown his willingness to overstep his authority.

President Biden’s use of the Defense Production Act to promote the renewable energy industry, increase vaccine production and resolve a national shortage of baby formula has angered critics who say he has overstepped his authority and is increasingly relying on a power that should be reserved for emergencies.

Republicans and other critics accuse Mr. Biden of using the act for his own political salvation. They say the president’s policies are partly to blame for record-high energy prices and other crises, including the formula shortage.

“He’s using it excessively, he’s using it in a fashion that’s not going to help, and he’s using it to fix crises that he created,” Rep. Chris Stewart, Utah Republican, told The Washington Times.

The law, enacted in 1950 at the start of the Korean War, gives the president “a broad set of authorities to influence domestic industry in the interest of national defense,” according to the Congressional Research Service.

The Biden administration invoked the DPA on June 6 “to accelerate the domestic production of clean energy.”

The move will facilitate the production of solar panels and other energy-saving equipment such as heat pumps and insulation. The administration said these measures are needed to lower costs and reduce the nation’s demand for fossil fuels.

In May, Mr. Biden announced two DPA authorizations to help replenish the supply of infant formula. Much of the product had vanished from store shelves after a major recall and prolonged factory closure caused in part by a slow-acting Food and Drug Administration.

Weeks earlier, Mr. Biden invoked the DPA to speed up domestic production of electric vehicle batteries, potentially giving companies access to hundreds of millions of dollars to mine for the needed minerals.

The president cited the need to ensure “a robust, resilient, sustainable and environmentally responsible domestic industrial base” for the nation’s clean energy economy.

(continued)

Mr. Biden began using the DPA two months into his presidency. He invoked the act to bolster supplies to produce Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine and to increase the inventory of at-home COVID-19 tests and personal protective equipment, such as gloves and masks.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

When Trump used the DPA to manufacture ventilators, people questioned his ability to force industry to build in a crisis

During the COVID crisis, main stream news outlets complained about Trump forcing GM to make ventilators. However, no such questions seem to have been raided for the three times Biden used the same law.

Biden the dictator, case #2

While the press ignores it, Biden has become the dictatorial president by executive order

Additionally, an executive action on abortion would circumvent constitutional order

The Washington Examiner delves into the ways that a Biden executive order on abortion would circumvent our constitutional republic.

President Joe Biden told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night that he would consider issuing executive orders on abortion should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. He also predicted the decision would cause Republicans to be voted out of office in November.

“It’s clear that if, in fact, the decision comes down the way it does, and these states impose the limitations they’re talking about, it’s going to cause a mini revolution, and they’re going to vote a lot of these folks out of office,” Biden said .

Earlier this week, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Patty Murray, along with over 20 other Democratic senators, sent a letter to Biden requesting executive action on abortion.

“Americans across the nation and at every level of government must stand up against this unprecedented assault on women and their right to make decisions about their own bodies and lives,” the letter says. “But as President of the United States, you have the unique power to marshal the resources of the entire federal government to respond.”

The letter’s six core recommendations include “increasing access to medication abortion, providing resources for individuals seeking abortion care in other states,” “establishing a reproductive health ombudsman at the Department of Health and Humans Services,” “enforcing ‘Free Choice of Provider’ requirements,” “clarifying protections for sensitive health and location data,” and “using federal property and resources to increase access to abortion.”

Along with the recommendations, the letter urges Biden to “issue an executive order instructing the leaders of every federal agency to submit their plans to protect the right to an abortion within 30 days.”

The letter came just weeks after the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would have nationally codified an abortion right, failed to gain even a simple majority in the Senate.

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Democrats can’t win any other way on the issue. While they point to polls showing the public doesn’t want to see Roe overturned, those polls fail to capture true public opinion. Most people believethere should be some restrictions on abortion in the second and third trimesters. Yet many have absolutely no idea that overturning Roe would only return the issue to the states, not ban abortion entirely. California could continue its radical pursuit of becoming an abortion sanctuary state, and Oklahoma could proceed to implement its abortion ban.

But placing the decision in the hands of state governments closer to the people is unacceptable to the proponents of child sacrifice. They want it protected and guaranteed by federal law.

Despite the continued insistence of Democrats, there is no constitutional right to an abortion, as Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked majority opinion carefully delineated.

(Read the full article at the Washington Examiner)

If Democrats want this enshrined in federal law, then do it in Congress

Democrats have the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. If they want this so badly, let them get it done in Congress and send it to the Oval Office for a signature.

Biden has proven himself the executive order dictator

According to Ballotopedia, Biden has the following track record on executive orders:

As of June 17, 2022, President Joe Biden (D) had signed 91 executive orders, 82 presidential memoranda, 279 proclamations, and 54 notices.

Each of these presidential documents is different in authority and implementation. Executive orders are directives written by the president to officials within the executive branch requiring them to take or stop some action related to policy or management. They are numbered, published in the Federal Register, and cite the authority by which the president is making the order.[1][2]

Presidential memoranda also include instructions directed at executive officials, but they are neither numbered nor have the same publication requirements. The Office of Management and Budget is also not required to issue a budgetary impact statement on the subject of the memoranda.[3]

In his 2014 book, By Order of the President: The Use and Abuse of Executive Direct Action, Phillip J. Cooper, a professor of public administration at Portland State University, wrote, “As a practical matter, the memorandum is now being used as the equivalent of an executive order, but without meeting the legal requirements for an executive order.”[4]

Proclamations are a third type of executive directive that typically relate to private individuals or ceremonial events, such as holidays and commemorations.[3][5]

(Read more at Ballotopedia)

If you go behind the numbers, Biden issued 77 executive orders in 2021 (over Trump’s average of 55 per year)

Although the press has not made an issue of Biden’s use of executive order to circumvent the legislative process, Biden did use it 77 times in 2021. Additionally, he has used it 14 times and threatened to use it another three.

 

Democrats don’t support your safety or freedom

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After firebombs explode in 18 pregnancy centers, the FBI finally investigates

The Catholic Telegraph reports that the FBI finally got goaded into its job of investigating crime committed across state lines after the 18th firebombing of a pregnancy center and myriad attacks on Catholic churches.

The FBI is asking for the public’s help as it investigates attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and churches.

“The FBI is investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country,” the FBI National Press Office said in a statement shared with CNA Friday. “The FBI takes all threats seriously and we continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners and will remain vigilant to protect our communities.”

The FBI confirmed to CNA that those faith-based organizations include Catholic churches.

The Washington Times first reported on the investigation into a growing number of attacks targeting churches and pro-life pregnancy centers as the Supreme Court prepares to decide a case that could overturn Roe v. Wadewhich legalized abortion in 1973.

“We would like to remind members of the public that if they observe anything suspicious or have information about potential threats to report it to law enforcement immediately, call their local FBI field office, or submit a tip to tips.fbi.gov,” the FBI National Press Office told CNA.

In response to the attacks, Republican senators and members of Congress have called on the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate. Several pro-life, religious, and political organizations also sent Garland a letter demanding action.

(Read about the paltry, mostly-hidden statements by Biden as summarized at The Catholic Telegraph)

Odd how we cannot pull this information from any main stream source

Why cannot we look at the pages of the New York Times and know that eighteen institutions devoted to providing medical care, diapers, child care, baby formula, baby food, and other necessities for young women in crisis have been bombed by leftist radicals? Do they want to mask the fact that radicals on the left exist?

While Americans have a notoriously short memory, the George Floyd riots of 2020 and 2021 pretty much killed that narrative.

White House attacks medicine and free speech with order, memorandum

American Family News notes the attack by the Biden regime on our medical and free speech freedoms performed through another executive order.

The executive order, signed June 15 by President Joe Biden, is called “Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals.”

The 3,600-word order, which comes during so-called “Pride Month,” claims there are “unrelenting political and legislative attacks” on “LGBTQI+” people, including children.

Matt Sharp, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, says the order is more than a feel-good message for Biden’s supporters. The attorney predicts lawsuits will be coming because the order tells the federal government to push “gender ideology” which will undermine religious freedom, parental rights, and women-only sports.

“When the federal government starts taking action on that, and taking steps to undermine some of our freedoms and protections,” he tells AFN, “I do think there is likely to be lawsuits challenging those actions by the federal government and the administrative state that’s pushing this across the country.”

At about the same time the White House was releasing that executive order, the Biden administration announced a task force that will supposedly address “online harassment and abuse.” That plan came in the form of a “memorandum” that sets up an “interagency effort” led by the Director of the White House Gender Policy Council and by the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

The memo states the new task force will focus exclusively on gender-based posts. In addition to addressing serious issues such as revenge porn, doxing and death threats, the committee will target “gender disinformation” and posts that influence a woman’s political decisions about her life, which is likely a reference to abortion.

Curtis Houck of the Media Research Center tells AFN the memo’s language is troublesome enough to warrant the attention of conservatives and free speech advocates.

(Read of the conflict between medical orthodoxy and the Biden policies at American Family News)

Do you remember the accusation that Trump was a dictator? Biden has more than eclipsed that.

Unless we have given up our representative government for a dictatorship, someone needs to stand on their hind legs and stop acting like Congressional sheep.

The Congress passes laws. The executive and judicial branches of government do not pass laws. Although some items of laws may need some explanation, this matter of the occupier of the Oval Office writing “law” needs to stop.

 

 

 

Two conservative communicators who boil down the message about our shameful situation

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Five numbers that tell the story of Biden’s presidency

From inflation to illegal immigration, Americans not only disapprove of Biden’s job performance but also think the country is on the wrong track

Aaron Kliegman at Just the News uses his 12 June 2022 article to lay out in simple fashion how the numbers work against the Biden regime and the Democrats.

Last March, President Biden hosted a meeting with historians at the White House. They discussed several topics, including how Biden could and should push through historic legislation to change America, the kind of reshaping that comes around maybe once in a generation.

They also discussed Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At one point, Biden reportedly said, “I’m no FDR, but … “

Biden had reason to be bullish. He recently had passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which included a host of non-pandemic measures supported by Democrats, such as a bailout for struggling union pension plans.

Biden was also pursuing a series of historically expensive legislative packages that ultimately became condensed into his signature legislation, the Build Back Better Act, a mammoth social and climate spending bill that later failed to pass the Senate.

After the March meeting, presidential historian Michael Beschloss told Axios that Biden may be this century’s analogue of FDR and Lyndon B. Johnson “in terms of transforming the country in important ways in a short time.”

Biden’s approval rating at the time was well above 50%, even hitting 60% in some polls. The economic forecast was improving as consumer confidence soared. And, yes, articles comparing Biden to FDR and LBJ became commonplace in mainstream publications, with some commentators asking if Biden could join them “in the Democratic Party’s Pantheon.”

In short, Biden was in a strong position.

Today, however, the story of the 46th president has drastically changed. Here are five numbers — and some of the American faces behind them — that show how a presidency unraveled.

8.6 percent

U.S. inflation hit its highest level in more than four decades in May, the Labor Department said Friday.

The Consumer Price Index, which measures what consumers pay for goods and services, increased 8.6% in May from the same month a year ago.

The monthly increase was the highest since 1981 and was driven by sharp spikes in the prices for groceries and energy. However, inflation hit virtually every consumer category — from shelter, to used cars, to airline fares.

“Inflationary pressures were seen nearly everywhere,” Sarah House, senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, told the Wall Street Journal.

According to experts who spoke to Just the News, soaring inflation was caused by Biden’s economic policies — namely too much spending — combined with the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates near zero while continuing to print money.

Of course, the numbers don’t tell the full story of inflation. Behind each stat on inflation are real people struggling to make a living and provide for their families.

As real wages drop and living costs rise, 83% of Americans say they are experiencing some hardship due to higher prices for everyday items, according to recent polling. And most Americans expect inflation to get worse.

$5.01 per gallon

For many Americans, the most devastating impact of inflation has been felt at the gas pump.

The U.S average price for a gallon of regular gasoline reached $5.01 on Sunday, according to the latest figures from AAA.

Gas hit a new record almost every single day over the past 30 days.

Diesel prices,  likewise, have reached record highs and show no signs of dropping, affecting a range of industries from trucking to fishing and boating.

As with other areas of inflation, there are faces behind the numbers.

“When you see gas go up 40 cents in one day, I have to decide whether to buy gas or buy groceries,” Ohioan Cindy Sullivan told ABC affiliate Channel 9 WCPO. “It’s very very frustrating for the people on limited incomes.”

Sullivan isn’t alone. Lisa Hovis, a resident of Marquand, Mo., told Fox 2 News that she routinely drives to a St. Louis hospital for radiation treatments for cancer.

“It costs me anywhere from $100 to $120 a week just to do that,” she said. “With the grocery prices too, you know it’s really bad.”

234,088 illegal border crossings

Beyond the economy, polling shows immigration is one of the most important issues to voters. And Democrats and independents, not just Republicans, are growing increasingly concerned about the ongoing surge in illegal immigration.

Since Biden entered office, there’s been a sharp rise in the number of people who’ve crossed the southern border illegally. The figure reached about 2.4 million illegal border crossings from April of last year to this past April, the last month for which there’s publicly available data and the month with the highest number of migrant encounters during the Biden administration at 234,088.

By comparison, there were just over 626,000 such crossings from January 2020 to January 2021, former President Trump’s last year in office.

As with the economy, illegal immigration has real-world consequences. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida on Thursday arrested an illegal immigrant who was charged with fleeing a car crash that killed a 21-year-old North Carolinian.

The issue of migration was on the agenda at this week’s Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. However, the presidents of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador — all key partners of the U.S. in combating illegal immigration from Latin America — didn’t attend in apparent snubs to Biden, the event’s host.

(Read the two final and most important points at Just the News)

In many ways, had Trump prevailed over the 4 a.m. surges of Biden and the 2,000 Mules, things might be as dire for Republicans

Since it seems that the Republican party has acquiesced to just about every Democrat demand (pushing prayer out of schools, changing the definition of “sex” from a clear consideration of biology and chromosomes to a muddy review of personal debate, …), it would have been likely that a second-term President Trump might have been forced by “leaders” like McConnell to issue stimulus checks for the locked down Democrat states.

While it seems doubtful that the excesses of the Build Back Better plan and its payoffs to Democrat centers of power would have made it through and it would be impossible that the oil and immigration catastrophes to have materialized, still, we might have been in for a little pain.

Nonetheless, now we find ourselves in the middle of a burning frying pan. How does that feel, Never-Trumpers?

Representative Roy on Tucker Carlson Tonight: “Stop funding the tyranny over the American people”

As laid out by Representative Roy at his In the News web site, Representative Roy outlined how Congress (including many Republicans like RINO John Cornyn) have capitulated to the Democrat agenda in order to gain power.

On Wednesday, Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News to discuss why Congress must stop funding federal bureaucrats to exercise tyranny over the American people.

Full clip of the interview is available here and some key quotes are below:

  • It’s not enough for Republicans to say that we’re about taking back the House or taking back the Senate, we should be about taking back America.
  • Why do we take taxpayer dollars and borrow money to fund a Department of Justice that targets people like Scott Smith? Why are we funding a Department of Homeland Security that refuses to secure the border? Why are we funding Anthony Fauci? Why are we funding to the tune of eight billion dollars the CDC to put out their ridiculous guidelines on masks and three billion dollars to an FDA to tell us it’s going to be 55 years for a FOIA request? Why are we funding that? It makes absolutely no sense.
  • Racism, the modern day scarlet letter: let’s actually go to war on that. Let’s end every department, every diversity officer, let’s end every program involving critical race theory, let’s end it across all of the federal government, let’s set our own goal posts- goal posts for radical liberty and defense of the people. Let’s choose states instead of the federal government, let’s choose small businesses instead of corporate cronyism.
  • Why are we funding big pharma? Why are we funding, through the Obamacare and our massive regime of healthcare, insurance companies to get enriched and to be an arm of the government to use the power to go after us? And why are we listening to Dr. Fauci lecture Rand Paul and Roger Marshall in the Senate when he’s a bureaucrat? Get rid of him.
  • Stop funding the tyranny over the American people. Let’s stand up for the people, empower them by firing bureaucrats, defunding bureaucrats, stop giving money to the very people that are constraining us.

(Read the original at In the News)

The lie of “We’re doing all we can” doesn’t cut it for those with a memory

Every time that I hear that Biden claims to be doing everything he can to lower gasoline and diesel prices, I remember what he has done from the beginning (as summarized in the following France 24 video).

Leading up to his occupation of the Oval Office, Joe promised to cripple the fossil fuel industries. He has done that (and it is not the greed or lack of patriotism in the oil companies that is spiking your gasoline prices under Dementia Joe).

Republicans need to regain their conservative senses rather than falling in lock step with their Democrat overlords. When conservative sensibilities swing back into vogue, the true conservatives will be rewarded. Likewise, journalists need to regain their independent sensibilities. If they can just deliver the facts (even the painful fact), then those of us with a little reason can sort out what we need.

And now the graphic comics (as opposed to the ones that stroll the Capitol)

America on Joe

Biden Disaster List/Swamp Achievements

Biden Economic Disaster

Biden viewing his polls

Biden Blanket

Ignore the man who should be behind the curtains

January 6 Committee Hearing disclaimer

We need more cognitive tests

No nest egg, now

No sane person, Senator

It’s not the economy, Biden

Hindsight is always a b*****

That’s ABC* for you

*Always Been C***

The way the Left would protect you

Missed a spot

Walkbacks

Why Biden forgot Normandy

Why Biden won’t comment on the attempted assassination

 

Seventeen pregnancy help centers and a pro-life legislator get fire bombed

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The left in the media and the Biden regime remain silent on this rampant crime

The Daily Mail reports through a 14 June 2022 article how 17 pregnancy centers and a pro-life Republican have been fire bombed by Antifa-affiliated “Jane’s Revenge,” but nothing has come out of the American press or the Biden regime.

REVEALED: 17 anti-abortion centers have been FIREBOMBED since last month’s leaked Supreme Court draft as video shows moment office of pro-life Washington GOP is torched

A pro-life Republican politician had his office firebombed on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks against pregnancy centers and pro-life officials in the wake of a bombshell leaked Supreme court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade.

Andrew Barkis, a Republican representing the Olympia in the Washington state legislature, had his Olympia office attacked around 4 a.m.

Monday’s attack was the 17th so far on a pregnancy support clinic or an office of a pro-life figure. 

(Read about and see the video of the attack on the Republican’s office, the DHS response, and the distribution of the attacks across the nation at the Daily Mail)

Pro-abortion Jane’s Revenge promises more violence now that “30 days of mercy” have expired

The Post Millennial reports in a 15 June 2022 article on the threats of the Left’s secret fire-bombing group “Jane’s Revenge.”

Pro-abortion militants Jane’s Revenge has declared that their 30 days of patience and mercy have come to an end. “Your thirty days expired yesterday,” they state in an open letter proffered on June 15. “We offered an honourable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue.”

“We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack. We are versatile, we are mercurial, and we answer to no one but ourselves,” and then they stated their threats.

“We promised to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures. Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti. Sometimes you will see what we do, and you will know that it is us.

“Sometimes you will think you merely are unlucky, because you cannot see the ways which we interfere in your affairs. But your pointless attempts to control others, and make life more difficult, will not be met passively. Eventually your insurance companies, and your financial backers will realize you are a bad investment.”

The group takes responsibility for recent attacks on pregnancy and pro-life centers in “Madison WI, Ft. Collins CO, Reisertown MA, Olympia WA, Des Moines IA, Lynwood WA, Washington DC, Ashville NCBuffalo NY, Hollywood FL, Vancouver WA, Frederick MA, Denton TX, Gresham OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR.”

“You have seen that we are real, and that we are not merely pushing empty words,” they state, noting that in addition to the visible attacks mentioned, they “work in countless locations invisibly.”

“You know that we are serious.” Much of their graffiti reads “If abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.”

Jane’s Revenge shared their first communique on May 8, stating that they would be planning a “Night of Rage” to meet the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health, a ruling which would spell an end to the precedent of the federal legalization of abortion. A draft decision was leaked in April, and Chief Justice Roberts confirmed its veracity. That draft has sparked protests and activist demonstrations across the country, including in front of the homes of those Supreme Court Justices who signed the majority opinion.

(Read about the additional threats at the Post Millennial)

The Biden Justice Department’s Shameful Pandering to Bomb-Throwing Rioters

The National Review points out how shamefully inadequate the Biden regime has proven itself in providing equal justice under the law. Instead, Biden panders to bomb-throwing rioters (and, of course, their lawyers) and lies to to public as he tries to paint himself as a center-of-the-road Democrat.

The foundational duty of government is to maintain public safety and order, without which neither liberty nor prosperity is possible. The dramatic story of the summer of 2020 was the outbreak of riots and protests following the murder of George Floyd. More than a dozen people were killed and a billion or more dollars in damages were caused, including the destruction of many businesses. This cried out for a vigorous response.

Instead, apparently viewing the cause as a righteous one, Democratic prosecutors at the federal, state, and local levels have been scandalously soft on the many crimes committed in the course of those riots and protests. Large numbers of offenders were let off scot-free by progressive prosecutors; even those whose crimes caused death have been given sentences no longer than ten years. In so doing, the progressive district attorneys and the Justice Department have imperiled public safety in our cities and undermined public confidence in the even-handed administration of law. It is unsurprising that urban crime and violence have spiked in many cities after the law failed to restore order or punish criminality.

The Biden administration has just added to this shameful spectacle by retroactively reducing the plea-bargained sentence in one of the most high-profile of those crimes, in which two white-shoe lawyers in Brooklyn threw a Molotov cocktail into a police car.

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman were well-compensated attorneys in their early thirties when they joined the protesting mob in May 2020. Rahman was caught on tape throwing the firebomb into an unoccupied police car, and Mattis was arrested with more such improvised explosives in his car and was videotaped trying to hand them out to others. These are gravely serious crimes, more so than those committed by all but a tiny handful (at most) of the people charged in connection with January 6. An unapologetic Rahman told reporters later, “The only way they hear us is through violence.”

Mattis and Rahman pleaded guilty last year to one count of possessing and making an explosive device, a charge carrying up to ten years in prison. Both of them will quite properly be disbarred. Federal prosecutors sought to charge them with still more serious offenses for distribution but, in a shocking reversal, have now agreed to recommend a prison sentence of 18 to 24 months for charges carrying a maximum of five years. Even for a Justice Department that has bent over backwards to be lenient towards left-wing protesters while throwing the book at right-wing protesters, a retreat from a previous plea agreement is a dramatic display of favoritism for left-wing political violence.

(Read about the kid glove treatment of fire bombers at the National Review)

Scouring the Internet reveals that Biden has not condemned the attempted assassination of Brett Kavanaugh

We have endured the January 6 Commission hearings being televised. We have heard a number of statements by Dementia Joe where he repeated the any of a number of lies he likes to repeat regarding the riot.

However, like the George Floyd riots of 2018-2020, we have not heard a peep from Dementia Joe regarding the firebombing of pregnancy assistance centers (places poor women go to get free medical care, diapers, daycare, baby formula, and similar help).

Why is Joe standing up for criminals and not for moms and dads?

Although the National Review wants to throw the 6 January “rioters” under the bus, I would like to compare apples to apples

Since we know that two fire bombers got a prison sentence of 18 to 24 months for charges carrying a maximum of five years, let’s look at the 6 January charges and sentences (I have bolded in red the instances where protesting got a harsher punishment than fire bombing):

Name Charges Sentence
Anna Morgan-Lloyd Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation; 120 hours community service
Michael Curzio Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 6 months incarceration
Paul Hodgkins Obstructing an official proceeding 8 months incarceration, 24 months probation, $2000 fine
Karl Dresch Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 6 months incarceration, 24 months probation, $2000 fine
Jessica Bustle Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation, 2 months home confinement, 40 hours community service
Joshua Bustle Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation, 1 month home confinement, 40 hours community service
Valerie Ehrke Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation, 120 hours community service
Derek Jancart Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building or grounds 45 days incarceration
Erik Rau Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building or grounds 45 days incarceration
Andrew Bennett Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation
Danielle Doyle Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 2 months probation, $3000 fine
Matthew Mazzocco Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 45 days incarceration, 60 hours community service
Robert Reeder Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 3 months incarceration
Dona Bissey Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 14 days incarceration, 60 hours community service
Eliel Rosa Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 12 months probation; 100 hours community service
Thomas Gallagher Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation; 60 hours community service
Edward Hemenway Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 45 days incarceration, 60 hours community service
Robert Bauer Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 45 days incarceration, 60 hours community service
Troy Smocks Interstate communication of threats 14 months incarceration, 36 months probation
Lori Vinson Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 60 months probation, $5000 fine, 120 hours community service
Thomas Vinson Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 60 months probation, $5000 fine, 120 hours community service
Jack Griffith Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation
Eric Torrens Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 3 months home confinement
Leonard Gruppo Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation with 3 months home confinement and $3000 fine
Jonathan Sanders Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation, 60 hours community service
Jennifer Ryan Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 60 days incarceration and $1000 fine
Brittiany Dillon Disorderly conduct in a Capitol building or grounds 36 months probation with 2 months home confinement
Glenn Croy Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 13 days incarceration, 36 months probation with 3 months home confinement
Cindy Fitchett Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 1 month home confinement and 60 hours community service
Douglas Sweet Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 1 month home confinement and 60 hours community service
Jordan Stotts Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 probation months with 2 months home confinement and 60 hours community service
Scott Fairlamb Obstructing an official proceeding; Assaulting, resisting or impeding officers 41 months incarceration, 36 months probation, $2,000 fine
Bradley Rukstales Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 30 days incarceration
Boyd Camper Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 60 days incarceration and 60 hours community service
Kevin Cordon Entering a restricted building 12 months probation, $4000 fine, and 100 hours community service
Sean Cordon Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 2 months probation, $4000 fine
John Wilkerson IV Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation, $2500 fine, and 60 hours community service
Jacob Chansley Obstructing an official proceeding 36 months probaion, $2500 fine, and 60 hours community service
David Mish Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 30 days incarceration
John Lolos Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 14 days incarceration
Frank Scavo Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 60 days incarceration and $5000 fine
Rasha Abual-Ragheb Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 2 months home confinement and 60 hours community service
Russell Peterson Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 30 days incarceration
Terry Brown Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 1 month home confinement and 60 hours community service
Caleb Jones Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation with 2 months home confinement and 100 hours community service
Andrew Wrigley Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 18 months probation, $2000 fine, and 60 hours community service
Jacob Hiles Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation and 60 hours community service
Mark Simon Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 35 days incarceration
Jennifer Parks Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation and 60 hours community service
Abram Markofski Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation, $1000 fine, and 50 hours community service
Brandon Nelson Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation, $2500 fine, and 50 hours community service
Nicholas Reimler Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation and 60 hours community service
Felipe Marquez Disorderly conduct in a restricted building 18 months probation
Andrew Ericson Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 20 days incarceration and 24 months probation
Tam Pham Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 45 days incarceration and $1000 fine
Cleveland Meredith, Jr. Interstate communication of threats 28 months incarceration and 36 months probation
Jeremy Sorvisto Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 30 days incarceration
Brandon Miller Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 20 days incarceration and 60 hours community service
Stephanie Miller Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 14 days incarceration and 60 hours community service
Bruce Harrison Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation and 60 hours community service
Douglas Wangler Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation and 60 hours community service
Andrew Hatley Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation
Gracyn Courtright Entering a restricted building 30 days incarceration, 12 months, and 60 hours community service
Anthony Mariotto Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation, $5000 fine, and 250 hours community service
Robert Palmer Assaulting, resisting or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon 63 months incarceration, 36 months probation, and $2,000 fine
Devlyn Thompson Assaulting, resisting or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon 46 months incarceration, 36 months probation, and $2,000 fine
Dana Winn Entering a restricted building 12 months probation and 100 hours community service
Rachael Pert Entering a restricted building 24 months probation and 100 hours community service
Gary Edwards Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 12 months probation, $2500 fine, and 200 hours community service
Gary Wickersham Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 3 months home confinement and $2000 fine
Israel Tutrow Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 2 months home confinement
Leonard Ridge IV Entering a restricted building 14 days incarceration with 12 months probation, $1000 fine, and 100 hours community service
Mitchell Vukich Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 30 days incarceration
Nicholas Perretta Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 30 days incarceration
Virginia Spencer Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 90 days incarceration
Esther Schwemmer Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation and 60 hours community service
Jackson Kostolsky Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 1 month home confinement
Michael Rusyn Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation with 2 months home confinement and $2000 fine
Kenneth Kelly Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 12 months probation with 1 month home confinement
William Tryon Entering a restricted building 50 days incarceration, 12 months probation, and $1000 fine
Tanner Sells Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation with three months home detention and $1,500 fine
Jacob Wiedrich Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation
Carey Walden Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 1 month home confinement and 60 hours community service
Michael Stepakoff Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 12 months probation with 2 months home confinement and $742 fine
Troy Williams Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 15 days incarceration, 36 months probation, and 60 hours community service
Dalton Crase Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 15 days incarceration, 36 months probation, and 60 hours community service
Anthony Scirica Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 15 days incarceration and $500 fine
Brandon Straka Disorderly conduct in a restricted building 36 months probation with 3 months home confinement, $5000 fine, and 60 hours community service
Nicholas Languerand Assaulting officers with a dangerous weapon 44 months incarceration, 24 months probation, $2000 fine, and 60 hours community service
Kelsey Wilson Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation with 1 month home confinement
Zachary Wilson Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 24 months probation with 45 days home confinement and 60 hours community service
Justin McAuliffe Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building 36 months probation with 2 months home confinement and 60 hours community service

In reviewing these charges and sentences, I don’t see attempted murder or arson

In Houston, a 5-time-released-by-Democrat-judges-on-bond felon executed a 9-year-old girl and attempted to kill her mother. Of course, that made the girl the 175th victim of the Democrat felony bond reform.

Over a year ago, I remember blogging on how leftist activist Holly Zoller transported Antifa weapons across state lines. Nothing significant has happened to her.

The “open letter” (noted in the article above) by Jane’s Revenge will probably be just as ignored as the assassination attempt on Kavanaugh.

So, if Democrats can be so lenient with murderous felons, why can’t Biden or any Democrat below him be forgiving of Republican protesters who hurt nobody, killed nobody, burnt no buildings, and flattened no property?

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 12, verses 1 through 6

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God’s final Word – Part One of War of the Ages

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. The Prelude

    This chapter begins the second half of the book of Revelation, just as it marks the beginning of the second half of the Tribulation.

    Satan’s war against God is a two-front war. By leading a mutiny against God among the angels, Satan attempted, unsuccessfully to destroy the paradise of heaven. By leading a mutiny against God among men, Satan destroyed the earthly paradise of the garden of Eden, plunging the whole human race into decay and corruption.

    Have you ever considered the mutiny led by Satan in heaven and earth and its aftermath?

    The Tribulation will feature both the unprecedented judgments of God with the desperate fury of Satan’s efforts to thwart God’s purposes. Can you believe Satan’s fury continues during the Tribulation in an attempt to prevent God’s will? Do you know of any fury by mankind in an attempt to prevent God’s will?

    Various class members responded as follows:

    1. God seeks to build up the believer to conform that believer to His will; therefore, as much as we build a relationship with Him through prayer, study of the Word, and service, He will build His character in us
    2. Satan imitates God (often providing a self-centered alternative to God’s way), but seeks to destroy all of the Godly elements in the world
    3. We have a choice

    Do you see examples of defiance against God’s will in our culture today? One class member observed that the transgender movement takes our sexuality (as we are created by God and known from the womb) and twists that sexuality to something defined by each person.

  2. The Woman — Revelation 12:1-2

    A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. (Revelation 12:1-2 NIV)

    Notice John sees a great sign – the first of seven signs in the last half of Revelation. What is the great sign?

    “Sign” (σημεῖον — semeion) describes a symbol that points to a realty.

    The woman John saw was not an actual woman but a symbolic mother. Clearly, she represents Israel, but only the elect of Israel. The Old Testament also picture Israel as a woman – Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea.

    What about her appearance? (clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and a crown on her head with 12 stars).

    Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind. (Genesis 37:9-11 NIV)

    The imagery of Joseph’s dream reveals the sun as Jacob, the moon as Rachel and the 11 stars as Joseph’s brothers. Joseph’s life parallels Israel’s history.

    It is best to see this woman as representing the elect, righteous remnant described in Romans 9:1-8 rather than all of ethnic Israel. This same group is represented by the 144,000 elect from the 12 tribes of Israel.

    The cause of pain for Israel is both the first and second coming of Christ because of the persecution by Satan.

    Do you consider Israel’s role in our world today? What is your impression? The class provided the following responses:

    1. Since Satan hates everything that embodies God, Satan hates even the non-religious people within the Jewish state
    2. Additionally, due to this satanic hatred of God, the believers in Israel and those who might believe also come under the crosshairs of the evil domain
    3. Thankfully, God has His hand on us
  3. The Dragon — Revelation 12:3-4

    Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. (Revelation 12:3-4 NIV)

    With the second sign, a new character emerges on the scene 12:9 identifies the great red dragon as Satan. The symbolic language used to describe him pictures the reality of his person and character. Only in Revelation is Satan referred to as a dragon. A dragon was considered a large, ferocious and terrifying animal. The color “red” stresses his vicious, deadly and destructive nature.

    The 7 heads with the 7 diadems (royal crowns symbolizing power and authority) may represent 7 consecutive world empires under Satan’s dominion – Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome (Daniel 7), and the Antichrist’s future empire. The final kingdom, ruled by the Antichrist will be a 10-nation confederacy; the 10 horns represent the kings who will rule under the Antichrist. The shifting of the diadems from the dragon’s heads to the beast’s horns (13:1) reveals the shift in power from the 7 consecutive world empires to the 10 kings under the final Antichrist. Satan’s pervasive, evil influence extended first into the angelic realm. In this picturesque language of John’s vision refers to the stars of heaven as angelic beings who were defeated when Satan fell and cast to the earth.

    The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number. (Revelation 9:16 NIV)

    The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. (Revelation 9:1-3 NIV)

    Since 1/3 of the angels fell and 9:16 reveals that 200 million demons will be released from captivity near the Euphrates River, there must be at least 400 million fallen angels. Uncounted thousands of demons will have been released from the abyss.

    In addition to these two groups, there are millions of demons who are currently free to roam the earth. They, along with evil men under his control, assist Satan in his unholy war against God.

    “The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth so that when she gave birth, he might devour her child” – Satan attacked Jesus first through Herod, who attempted to kill the baby Jesus.

    When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” (Matthew 2:13 NIV)

    When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. (Matthew 2:16 NIV)

    Throughout Christ’s earthly ministry, Satan used numerous means to oppose His mission.

    How does Satan attempt to thwart the mission of Christ today?

  4. The Male Child — Revelation 12:5-6

    She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. (Revelation 12:5-6 NIV)

    This messianic reference from Psalm 2:9 is repeated in Revelation 19:15 relates to His earthly millennial kingdom.

    Between Christ’s incarnation and His coronation came His exaltation, when He was caught up (snatched up) to God and to His throne which is a reference to His ascension.

    Satan will increase his efforts to destroy the Jewish people so that the nation cannot be saved as the Bible promises.

    “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son. On that day the weeping in Jerusalem will be as great as the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. The land will mourn, each clan by itself, with their wives by themselves: the clan of the house of David and their wives, the clan of the house of Nathan and their wives, the clan of the house of Levi and their wives, the clan of Shimei and their wives, and all the rest of the clans and their wives. (Zechariah 12:10-14 NIV)

    “On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity. (Zechariah 13:1 NIV)

    I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.” (Romans 11:25-27 NIV)

    “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. (Matthew 24:15-21 NIV)

    Satan’s desecration of the temple will send the Jewish people fleeing into the wilderness. The length of the time is 3½ years – the last half of the Tribulation. Eventually, in spite of Satan’s efforts, “all Israel will be saved”. “She will be taken care of in a place prepared for her by God.”

    and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. (Romans 11:26 NIV)

    It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. (Romans 9:6 NIV)

    Are you in a place where God has prepared for you? Explain. Do you believe that you have been taken care of for all eternity?

 

Biden’s lies, the main stream “fact checkers,” and the truth

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This is how Biden and his press weigh against the truth

Mind you, this does not address the 139 Biden lies identified by The Federalist in an 24 June 2021 article [correct that: 175 and counting in an 8 March 2022 article] — just the important whoppers.

Biden said “Fact checkers” said The truth
On inflation
As recorded at the White House web site, Joe Biden claimed: “There’s nobody suggesting there’s unchecked inflation on the way — no serious economist.” The best that Media Matters and Politico could do was to compare the Left’s failed investigations of Trump’s business dealings to the start of inflation in 2021 under Biden. Otherwise, they provide a cricket serenade. 
This 2021 admission throws a wrench in Biden’s claim that inflation came from Putin’s war.
It seems that there have been a number of economists (from Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary Larry Summers to Obama adviser Steve Rattner) who have warned against the steps taken by Biden.
On gasoline prices
In January 2022, Biden started calling gas prices the “Putin price hike.” Here, the fact checkers were initially unevenly split as they initially tried to defend Biden against the evidence in front of our lying eyes and then capitulated to siding with the facts against an president who cannot do anything for America. It beats me how Politi-lie can blame Putin for gasoline price hikes when those price hikes began well before Putin began invading Ukraine. It’s not only gasoline prices, but (contrary to Biden’s electric car narrative) it is also a steep rise in electricity prices under Biden that keep consumers reeling.
On the baby formula shortage
Like its parent crisis, the supply-chain crisis, the baby formula crisis initially got the “ignore-it-and-maybe-it-will-go-away treatment. Although Biden’s FDA created the problem by shutting down the Abbott Nutrition plant that produced 40% of America’s baby formula, Biden somehow did not see this problem coming. In order to not buck a Democrat president more than necessary, the Washington Post buried its critique of the baby formula fiasco under its assessment of Biden’s other failures. CBS News reported the Abbott Nutrition plant to have unsanitary elements while Bloomberg reported a number of possible factors associated to the situation. Oddly, nobody had a big defense of Biden’s handling of the ongoing crisis (which may continue into August). It seems all main stream media outlets have found it within their shrunken hearts to report on the baby formula crisis while none seem to want to blame Biden. Oddly, not a single main stream media outlet has had a substantive discussion of the pallets of baby formula sent to the border. Despite the pictures provided by border patrol agents and Republican members of Congress, the media ignores this portion of the debate.
On defunding the police
During the election, Biden waivered three times between defunding the police and backing them. Likewise, once inaugurated, Biden flipped between: 

Naturally, elements of the delusional Left like those in the Washington Post want to shift the blame for the BLM-based narrative of defunding the police onto the Republicans. Since our free actions (and not our acts performed under duress) that really indicate our intentions, Biden has more than proven his commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement and their goal of defunding the police. Like a good politician, he just wants other politicians to carry his water when the going gets tough.
On not leaving anyone behind
On 18 August 2021, Joe Biden said, “Yes. if there’s American citizens left, we’re going to stay until we get them all out.”  
However, less than 24 hours after Afghanistan was evacuated by the US, Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie announced that hundreds (and maybe even thousands) of Americans were still behind enemy lines.
Even the fact checkers at the Associated Press would not back Biden as he tried to skirt the facts and walk back his statements. Still, after a month of other screw-ups, they dropped questioning him on this lie. Converse to the Biden narrative, even just over ten months after the Afghanistan debacle, the New York Post digs into security concerns that have left Afghan refugees stuck in a Balkan camp. Additionally, a 3 February 2022 U.S. Senate report suggests that 9,000 Americans remained trapped in Afghanistan (as opposed to the Biden regime’s claim of 150). The report does not speculate on how many might still remain.
On uniting America
From behind razor wire, fences, and thousands of armed guards (while denying the effectiveness of walls or guns), Biden claimed “I will be a president for all Americans, all Americans. And I promise you I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did.” Bull. Why did he send Merrick Garland and the FBI against mothers and fathers complaining at the school board meetings if he did not want to always undercut people with values? The ever-loyal-to-Democrats Washington Post mused on whether Biden could unite America, but never went as far as to question how he might do so when the next words during his speech were to condemn everyone who did not vote for him. Had Biden really wanted to unite America, he might have pardoned those accused of crimes that pale in comparison to the Black Lives Matter murders, burnings, and lootings. He didn’t. Had Biden really wanted to unite America, he at least might have provided as much bloviation and funds to the 6 January detainees as he did to those arrested during the BLM riots. He didn’t. Had Biden really wanted to unite America, he might have continued programs from the previous administration that were working. He didn’t.

 

Even more reasons I have tuned out of main stream media

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The press will not show the whole picture (since it hurts Democrats)

Forbes reported how Biden might forgive student load debt, but leaves out the way this will fuel more inflation.

Warren and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who both have championed up to $50,000 of student loan forgiveness, are still pushing Biden to cancel that amount of student loan debt for millions of student loan borrowers. Civic and social organizations have joined in the fight to encourage Biden to consider a higher amount of student loan cancellation. According to the latest student loan debt statistics, there are 45 million student loan borrowers who collectively owe $1.7 trillion of student loan debt.
Therefore, canceling $50,000 of student loans would cancel all federal student loan debt for the vast majority of student loan borrowers. In contrast, the U.S. Department of Education has said $50,000 of student loan forgiveness would eliminate all federal student loan debt for 36 million student loan borrowers.

Student loan forgiveness: key benefits of $50,000 of student loan cancellation

According to researchers from Princeton and the University of California, who conducted this analysis, there are multiple other benefits of higher amounts of wide-scale student loan forgiveness. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • $50,000 of student loan forgiveness would help 95% of student loan borrowers who are in student loan default or student loan delinquency;
  • More student loan cancellation overwhelmingly benefits lower-wealth student loan borrowers because wealthier individuals rarely borrow or pay off student loan debt faster; and
  • Canceling $50,000 of student loans will reduce disparities and inequalities substantially.

When it comes to student loan forgiveness, the authors argue that more student loan cancellation is better for advancing equity and economic security. Opponents of student loan forgiveness beg to differ, citing the potential cost of $1 trillion to cancel $50,000 of student loans for borrowers. They also note that potentially millions of student loan borrowers could be excluded from Biden’s student loan forgiveness.

(Read more at Forbes)

Why not title this “Biden tosses another log into the inflation fire”

Or why not title this “Giving a break to college liberals on the backs of the working class.”

Both titles (along with a number of others) would fit, since no consideration finds its way into this article on either:

  • The inflationary tendencies of throwing more and more money at institutions incapable of restraining themselves
  • The inequity of having everyone (including hourly laborers) pay through taxes toward loans for college students

From the beginning of the Uvalde shooting, events of the timeline kept changing

Houston CBS affiliate KHOU illustrates how the story kept changing in order to protect two endangered species: the small-town Democrat and the truth.

Official details of the Uvalde school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers have changed several times.

We went back through official press conferences to hear what facts were given out over the last 10 days.

Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo gave this brief statement following the shooting on Tuesday, May 24:

“At approximately 11:32 this morning there was a mass casualty incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas”

Later that day, school officials were still not giving any details.

“This is a tragic even in our community. We are very sorry that we cannot provide more information,” said Uvalde CISD Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Anne Marie Espinoza.

The following day, on Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas DPS provided more details, which the governor later said he was misled about, of what happened at the school the day before.

“It is a fact because of their quick response getting on the scene being able to respond to the gunman and eliminate the gunman they were able to save lives,” said Gov.Abbott on Wednesday, May 25.

“As the Governor mentioned earlier, there was a brave Consolidated Independent School District resource officer that approached him, engaged him and at that time gunfire was not exchanged but the subject was able to make it into the school,” said Texas DPS Director/Colonel Steven McCraw that day.

“When the shooting began we had Uvalde police officers arrive on scene and along with the Consolidated Independent School District officers immediately breached – because we know as an officer every second’s a life,” McCraw continued that day.

The next day, Thursday, May 26, the story started to change, according to officials.

“I want to clear up… that came out early on. It was reported that a school district police officer confronted the suspect that was making entry… not accurate. He walked in unobstructed initially,” said Victor Escalon, the Regional Director for DPS South Texas, in a press conference.

On Friday, May 27, DPS told us how the shooter got into the school…

“Suspect vehicle crashes into the ditch – as previously described the teacher runs to the room 132 to retrieve a phone and that same teacher walks back to the EXIT door and the door remains propped open,” said McCraw.

And the initial story about the response to the shooting drastically changed surrounding how quickly police were able to stop the shooter after he entered the school at 11:33 AM.

“As soon as they were there they executed a search – or at least a dynamic entry and went in and of course that was not until 12… 12:57,” McCraw said on May 27.

“From the benefit of hindsight where I’m sitting right now of course it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision. Period.” McCraw went on to say.

The same day Gov. Abbott responded…

“The information I was given turned out to be in part inaccurate, and I’m absolutely livid about that,” he said.

(Read more at KHOU)

Other articles have revealed other unimportant discrepancies; however, three truths remain

I could link to additional stories telling how the school police chief did not have his radio or how officers were prevented from entering the building; still, these truths remain:

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 11, verses 15 through 19

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God’s final Word – The Seventh Trumpet

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. The Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet — Revelation 11:15

    The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15 NIV)

    The sounding of the 7th trumpet sets in motion the final events leading up to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the establishment of the millennial kingdom.

    But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.” (Revelation 10:7 NIV)

    What is this mystery of God?

    One class member noted that certain Greek plays depended on divine revelation to understand the plot. These were known as mysteries.

    This mystery is the full revelation of the consummation of God’s plan. The 7th trumpet sets in motion the final consummation of God’s redemptive plan for the present universe.

    Although the 7th trumpet sounds in 11:15, the judgments associated with it are not described until chapter 15. Chapters 12-14 are a digression, taking readers back through the Tribulation to the point of the 7th trumpet by a different path. They describe the Tribulation, not from God’s perspective, but from Satan’s.

  2. The Big Picture of the Announcement — Revelation 11:15-18

    The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small— and for destroying those who destroy the earth.” (Revelation 11:15‭-‬18 NIV)

    We cannot miss the big picture of what this trumpet is announcing.

    The words in these verses emphasize the great transfer of power from wicked humanity under the spiritual bondage of Satan to Christ and the saints under the sovereign headship of God the Father. To effectuate this change, the kingdom of darkness must be judged and the kingdom of light must cast its brilliance upon the face of the earth. What is your reaction to this event?

    A number of the class members related praise, adoration, falling on their faces in wonder, and other acts of worship.

    These are the events recorded when the seventh trumpet blew:

    1. When the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, heaven broke forth in praise.
    2. There will be victory in which the kingdom of this world will become the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, (Revelation 11:15‭-‬16 NIV)

    3. There will be a time of intense wrath in which the nations under the control of Satan will be vanquished, making way for the establishment of Christ’s throne on this earth.

      saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small— and for destroying those who destroy the earth.” (Revelation 11:17-18 NIV)

    4. There will be a time at the end of the 1,000 year reign when the nations will once again rebel and those hostile forces will be defeated.
    5. There will be a final judgment and a final reward, when the wicked will be raised and sent to eternal punishment and the righteous will receive the full inheritance promised to the saints.

    The elders’ praise focuses on three of God’s attributes:

    1. “Almighty” describes God’s sovereign, omnipotent and irresistible power.
    2. “The One Who is and was” expresses God’s eternity. He has no beginning and will have no end. This way of expressing God’s eternity was used three times in 1:4; 1:8; and 4:8. However, something is omitted in this passage.
      What is the omission and why is there, this omission?
      One class member noted that this differed from the call of the six-winged angels of Revelation 4.

      Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come. (Revelation 4:8 NIV)

      “Who is to come” is omitted because this passage views Jesus as already having come and established His kingdom.

    3. “You have taken” in 11:17c signifies the permanence of God’s sovereign rule.

    “The nations were enraged” (11:18a) reveals the impenitent nations are defiant and angry at the prospect of Christ’s kingdom being established over the whole earth. This is a burning resentment against God.

    Can you comprehend this response? Do you witness it in our present world?

    This will be a time of judgment and reward. The elders sing of future judgments. This will also be a time for God to reward His bond servants, the prophets.

    “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. (Revelation 22:12 NIV)

    The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. (1 Corinthians 3:8 NIV)

    Remember, these believers are also promised crowns. These are all those who proclaimed God’s truth throughout redemptive history and who stood for God in the dark days and against opposition to His truth.

    The “saints” is a common biblical description for the redeemed in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.

    What is your response to this message of judgment and rewards?

  3. Unbroken fellowship — Revelation 11:19

    Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm. (Revelation 11:19 NIV)

    Bound up in the 7th trumpet is the promise to believers of unbroken fellowship with God forever. That fellowship is symbolized in this imagery.

    The temple symbolizes the place where His presence dwells and the Ark symbolizes the covenantal promise and God’s communion with the redeemed.

    The Ark of the covenant disappeared when Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the temple and carried Judah captive into Babylon 600 years before Christ. No mention was made of the Ark when the other temple treasures from the house of the Lord were taken to Babylon. Neither was there any mention of the Ark when Cyrus commissioned the rebuilding of the temple and sent back all the treasures and vessels. It seems impossible that God would allow the Ark to be destroyed. The Ark was not in the restoration temple, Herod’s temple nor in the tribulation temple. There is no mention of it in the millennial temple. God showed John that the Ark was safely stored in the heavenly temple. It will remain there until the New Jerusalem will descend from God out of heaven to the new earth.

    The message of the 7th trumpet is that Jesus Christ is the sovereign King of kings and Lord of lords. When He returns, He will bring covenant blessings to the redeemed, but eternal judgment to those who reject Him. In light of this, remember 2 Peter 3:11-13.

    Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:11-13 NIV)

 

More reasons I have tuned out of main stream media

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American media will not report negatively on these corrupt Democrats

According to a British paper, eight in ten Americans say economy is one of the top midterm issues

The Daily Mail again reports on a topic the American press will not touch: crippling inflation in America.

Voters say that economic issues are their top priority heading into the 2022 midterm elections as only 37 percent say they approve of how President Joe Biden is handling economic recovery – and even less approve of gas prices and inflation.

A whopping 83 percent of Americans say that the economy is either an extremely or very important issue in determining how they will vote, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll published on Sunday.

But Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg assured ABC News in a Sunday morning interview that inflation is Biden’s ‘top economic priority,’ despite record-setting hikes and record-low approval.

‘I’m sure additional ideas will be welcomed,’ Buttigieg said on the continued effort to improve the economy.

When it comes to inflation, only 28 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the issue compared to the 71 percent who disapprove.

The survey, taken among 542 American adults on June 3-4, shows Biden underwater is every area related to the economy.

Of those polled, 80 percent say that inflation is either an extremely or very important factor in how they will cast their ballot in the 2022 midterms, where predictions already show a Republican bloodbath. When it comes to gas prices, 74 percent say the issue will be at the top of their mind when they vote.

When it comes to economic issues, Biden scores the worst on gas prices, which have reached a national average of $4.84 per gallon as of Sunday.

Seventy-two percent of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of gas prices – as the administration continues to call it the ‘Putin gas hike,’ and places the blame on the conflict in Eastern Europe.

Only 27 percent of Americans approve of how Biden is handling gas prices.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

The reason that I mention this is that our press rarely mentions anything that reflects negatively on Democrats

The press seems all too happy to parrot the regime if Joe claims jobs have been gained, but conveniently forgets to correct the record when real numbers get published in either the conservative press or foreign media. Therefore, I have started ignoring our main stream media.

Additionally, the main stream media cannot seem to let go of its corrupt practices as they protect their select groups.

This dishonest press will not even drop the “allegedly” when the illegal alien criminal was killed

As demonstrated by the card-carrying main-stream media outlet MSN, the dishonest press makes a point of hiding inconvenient facts from the public. In a 8 June report, they say:

Texas prison officials have suspended inmate transports after a convicted murderer allegedly killed a man and his four grandchildren after escaping from custody.

Gonzalo Lopez, 46, escaped a prison bus after stabbing the driver in the hand and chest on May 12. Lopez was serving a life sentence for capital murder in Hidalgo County and an attempted capital murder in Webb County.

“TDCJ has temporarily suspended the transport of inmates as the agency conducts a comprehensive review of its transportation procedures. If it becomes necessary to do a transport such as releasing or an emergency medical appointment, additional security measures will be implemented,” the TDCJ wrote in a statement to ABC News Houston station KTRK. “The agency is conducting an internal Serious Incident Review and also intends to bring in an outside firm to conduct an independent review to identify factors that may have lad to the escape of (Gonzalo) Lopez.”

State Sen. John Whitmire, chair of the Texas Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee, said the Texas Department of Justice should suspend transports until safeguards are in place.

(Read more tripe at MSN)

However, they do not mention:

  • The escapee was a Mexican executioner for a drug cartel
  • The escapee killed a policeman in South Texas prior to being sent to prison
  • The escapee was an illegal alien
  • The five people killed after the escape (four brothers and a grandfather) were stabbed
  • The five murders have barely been mentioned in the news as the press focuses on “gun violence”
  • How the escapee removed his hand cuffs during the initial escape
  • How the escapee opened the cage around the driver in order to stab the driver

 

Watch out for the loss of your rights

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Leftist Republicans join with Democrats for gun confiscation

Breitbart tells us of Pat Toomey and his hopes to pull other Republicans into a gun control deal with Democrats.

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he hoped at least half of his Republican colleagues in the Senate would vote for the gun package he was currently negotiating.

Partial transcript as follows:

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, we see overwhelming support in our CBS polling for background checks, which is why it’s interesting that it’s difficult. There was a Republican congressman in the state of New York, I’m sure you heard about this. Chris Jacobs. He represents a district around Buffalo where there was an awful mass shooting just a few weeks ago, he dropped out of his reelection race. After- seven days after he publicly endorsed a Federal Assault Weapons Ban and limits on high capacity magazines. This is what he had to say.

REP. CHRIS JACOBS ON TAPE: We have a problem in our country, in terms of both our major parties. If you stray from a party position, you are annihilated. For the Republicans, it came- it became pretty apparent to me over the last week that that issue is gun control. Any gun control.

BRENNAN: Do you agree with him?

TOOMEY: No, I don’t. I think there’s a wide range of opinions among elected Republicans just as there are among Republican voters across the country-

BRENNAN: Well–

TOOMEY: –in my case, I wrote a bill with Senator Manchin and advocated for expanding background checks in 2013, as you pointed out, again in 2015–

BRENNAN: –right, but you couldn’t get enough Republicans to vote with you to get it passed–

TOOMEY: –We voted on it in 2016. I was reelected- I was- I was reelected without a primary challenge. So I think that that tells you something also

BRENNAN: Well, excuse me, I’m sorry, my voice. The President himself has campaigned on this idea that he can be a deal breaker- broker. Does he need to get involved? Or does the involvement of the president lessen the chances of success here?

TOOMEY: Yeah, the problem is I think the President might have been a president who would reach across the aisle try to bring people together. But he’s chosen not to take that approach. Since day one, he has sided with the far left of his party and really not reached out to Republicans. He gave a speech on this topic where he advocated policies that he knows for sure have no chance of passing the Senate probably couldn’t even get 50 votes, and hold the Democrats much less get the 60 we would need. So once again, the President is not being very helpful. I think at the end of the day, this is going to come down to whether we can reach a consensus in the United States Senate. There are intensive discussions underway. It includes people who have not been engaged on this issue in the past. I can’t certainly can’t guarantee any outcome. But it feels to me like we are closer than we’ve been since I’ve been in the Senate.

BRENNAN: So you can get four other Republicans to stand with you, the six who are negotiating?

TOOMEY: My hope is we’ll get a lot more than that. My hope is we’ll get at least half the Republican conference. (continued in great detail)

(Read more at Breitbart)

Obviously liberals who duped Republicans for years now want to retire comfortably

These liberals (commonly called RINOs) like Toomey and Cornyn have seen that their fellow liberal activists will stand outside their houses and protest for days on end. They don’t want that, so they have determined to sacrifice our rights.

It seems to me that it is time for conservatives to act like liberals. Exactly like liberals — down to the riots, marches, and protests outside of officials homes.

Biden’s open-border policy overwhelms shelters in Maine

The Epoch Times reports on the effect of Biden’s open-border policy on even far-from-the-Southern-border Maine.

Facing an impending humanitarian crisis, Portland Family Shelters Director Mike Guthrie has a simple message to anyone who will listen, “We need help!”

Guthrie, a hands-on, frontline worker in the effort to feed, clothes, and house a continuous flow of foreign nationals arriving in Portland by airplane or bus from the U.S. southern border, told The Epoch Times, “Our family shelter facilities, our warming room, and even area hotel space is at capacity. We have maxed out our community resources.

“The time is coming when I’m going to have to look a dad in the face and tell him and his family that I don’t know where they’re going to sleep tonight.”

The Portland Family Shelter is a complex of four rented buildings in various states of renovation located in the heart of downtown.

Some of the structures are gradually being converted into small apartments where up to four families will share a single kitchen and bathroom.

All four buildings are overflowing their present capacity.

“The intake is greater and faster than we can process,” Guthrie said.

To accommodate the stream of new arrivals, the family shelter program has in recent months placed 309 families (1,091 people) in eight hotels located in five neighboring municipalities spread over three counties of southeastern Maine’s prime tourist and vacation region.

Those moves, with their attendant complications and problems, have resulted in some pushback from the local Mainers who fear their prized relaxed lifestyle may never be the same.

And they resent not having a voice in any of it.

“It’s just part of the state government’s plan to bring the slums to the suburbs,” said a Mainer from the resort and tourist community of Kennebunkport, a small town about 28 miles down the Atlantic coast from Portland.

“The United States cannot rescue Africa.”

Coming out of the Kennebunkport post office, long-time Mainers Virginia and Robert shared their opinions on what the locals see as the “invasion” of Maine by immigrants.

Virginia commented, “We have sympathy for the asylum seekers, but resources are over-extended and now it’s going beyond Portland.”

“Eventually, it’s going to impact our quality of life,” Robert said.

Pressures on Portland’s homeless shelter capacity last year inspired a York County community action group to obtain a federal grant to help house the city’s regular homeless population.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

If Biden implements his system of slavery to the state, then these would likely be the neediest

As long as college students imagine themselves as being the recipients of governmental largesse, those college students tend to support socialism. However, I have never participated in a class (as either a student or instructor) where A, B, and C-grade students volunteered to give away grade points to failing students who had skipped assignments or tests.

Something tells me that formerly socialist-leaning students who might find themselves working only for other peoples’ benefit might consider the slavery of socialism differently.

Nonetheless, while Biden holds power, it seems he remains all too willing to make us slaves of the Democrats in charge.

As Biden continues to pander to the climate change crowd, voters say gasoline prices and inflation will drive their vote

The Daily Mail spells out the mood of voters as the mid-term elections approach.

Voters say that economic issues are their top priority heading into the 2022 midterm elections as only 37 percent say they approve of how President Joe Biden is handling economic recovery – and even less approve of gas prices and inflation.

A whopping 83 percent of Americans say that the economy is either an extremely or very important issue in determining how they will vote, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll published on Sunday.

But Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg assured ABC News in a Sunday morning interview that inflation is Biden’s ‘top economic priority,’ despite record-setting hikes and record-low approval.

‘I’m sure additional ideas will be welcomed,’ Buttigieg said on the continued effort to improve the economy.

When it comes to inflation, only 28 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the issue compared to the 71 percent who disapprove.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

The elections deciding the fate of the House begin now

If you want to make a difference in the Biden regime, go push against a Congressional race that hangs in the balance.

 

Politicians who might ought to catch a clue

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A string of radio spots published by Left-Wing Democrat groups and funded by Soros proves they don’t know why they are losing Hispanics

The Washington Examiner explores the purchase of a string of radio spots by Soros-funded Democrats as they continue to lose support among Hispanics.

A George Soros-backed group of predominantly Hispanic investors has purchased 18 Spanish-language radio stations in 10 cities for $60 million.

The Latino Media Network is led by Obama administration official Stephanie Valencia and received financing from Lakestar Finance LLC, an investment firm associated with liberal billionaire George Soros.

“We believe in the power and reach of radio and it remains a main source of media for a significant number of our community,” Jess Morales Rocketto, a veteran of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, said in a statement. “We hope to create relevant content for radio and other audio platforms with content that our community can trust and rely on.”

One of the stations included in the deal is Radio Mambi, a conservative talk radio station in Miami, Florida, that Democrats have long accused of spreading “misinformation” in the Hispanic community.

“In the 2020 election, we saw this — really a compelling rightward shift among the Latino electorate and in South Florida,” Huffington Post reporter Lautaro Grinspan recently told NPR. “And it lends credence to the notion that Spanish-language misinformation is playing a role in shaping folks’ political perceptions.”

But is “misinformation” really to blame for the recent rightward drift of Hispanics? Or are more and more Hispanics realizing that the Democratic Party simply doesn’t share their values.

“Everybody was a liberal Democrat — in my neighborhood, in the Bronx, in the local government,” Florida Republican Erik Ortiz recently told the New York Times . “The welfare state was bad for our people — the state became the father in the black and brown household and that was a bad, bad mistake.”

Ortiz is right: The social safety net designed by the Democratic Party punishes marriage and replaces fathers with checks and social workers. And President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would only make those marriage penalties worse .

No wonder recent polling shows the Republican Party now even with the Democrats among Hispanic voters.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Add this to the above: Inflation and gas prices are a visible tax on each of us

Just as no sitting president and no member of Congress had to sit for hours waiting for medical treatment or give up half of a month’s pay for said treatment when it fell outside of an insurance company’s guideline — none of them will have to endure gas prices or food prices that they have foisted on us.

As soon as humanly possible, we must remove all those who have imposed this system where gas price hikes and inflation has become a mainstay.

House Republicans announce a push against Liz Cheney’s and Nancy Pelosi’s narrative

The Epoch Times reports on the supposed resistance to be provided by the House Republicans.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said that House Republicans would be “pushing back” against the Jan. 6 Committee in an effort to tell the American people how the committee’s efforts have been “unconstitutional and illegitimate.”

She said Republicans would be countering the messaging from the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol amid a series of nine primetime public hearings over the next few weeks, starting with one on June 9 at 8 p.m. Washington time.

During the hearings, the panel will “present previously unseen material documenting January 6th, receive witness testimony, preview additional hearings, and provide the American people a summary of its findings about the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power,” the committee said in a statement.

“We’re working very closely with President [Donald] Trump and his team, with [Republican] Leader Kevin McCarthy, with [Rep.] Jim Jordan, and really all of the House Republicans, we’ll be pushing back in a rapid response fashion,” Stefanik told Breitbart News.

“You will see us all over the airwaves, we’ll be setting the record straight, we’ll be telling the truth to the American people, sharing the facts, and also really pointing out how unprecedented and unconstitutional and illegitimate this committee is,” she said.

“We have lots of media bookings already set. I know that many of our members are going to shine in this moment. But similar to impeachment sham one, and really, impeachment sham two, just out there, every single day,” she said, equating the Jan. 6 panel to previous Democratic-led efforts to impeach former President Donald Trump on two separate occasions, which both resulted in Trump being acquitted.

(Read about the 6 January timeline and more at The Epoch Times)

The proof of the pudding isn’t in the announcing

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating” is how the adage goes. So, I don’t criticize the Republicans for announcing that they will oppose the Democrats (not only the official ones like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Occasional Cortex, but also the effective ones like Liz Cheney).

Announce all you want, but only follow-through counts.

After the Uvalde attack, Biden prioritizes gun confiscation and then DeSantis pushes for school safety

Breitbart chronicles the push by Biden to outlaw guns (despite the failures of gun control in cities like Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia and nations like Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela). Additionally, Breitbart looks into the reaction of Governor DeSantis, as he makes an appeal for school safety.

The administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is prioritizing school safety in the wake of national tragedies and the left’s anti-Second Amendment push.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday signed the state’s “Freedom First Budget,” which includes an increase in funding for school safety and mental health initiatives. Both are significant, as a plurality of voters blame mental health issues for mass shootings, while far-left Democrats continue to focus on guns.

“If you look at our budget … we had another major increase in funding for school safety and for mental health and, you know, when you’re talking about school security, the thing is, is for whatever reason —  I think going back to Columbine — this has become something where these deranged psychopaths have certain targets and some of them go to schools as a way to kind of maximize the trauma to a community,” DeSantis said during Friday’s press conference.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Taking the power of self-protection from law-abiding citizens does not solve anything

However, only guarding the gates does not solve the entire problem

From Columbine to Sandy Hook to Parkland to Santa Fe and now at Uvalde, the shootings (or, especially in reference to Harris and Klebold, the killings — since their attack included poorly-wired bombs in the cafeteria and their cars) were perpetrated by:

  • Boys in the bloom of testosterone
  • Boys who had been taught that, in opposition to the second law of thermodynamics (where things go from order to disorder), human evolution went from disorder to order (from slime to a baby). (In other words, they were taught to abandon their logic, embrace the liberal talking point labelled “science,” and repeat the mantra of evolution in order to pass a class.)
  • Boys who had been taught that there was no God (or at least that God had been kicked out of school)
  • Boys who had experienced numerous brushes with the law only to be let go by the system or bailed out by their parent(s)
  • Boys who had been taught that life had no meaning (since a baby was nothing but a choice for a girl)

Therefore, to follow Biden’s suggestion and to remove every law abiding citizen’s guns will not really effect these future murderers: we already have laws against murder and that does not stop them. As noted previously, gun laws in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela don’t really have much affect.

However, since the attacks come from students of the schools, rather than doing more to protect the schools from without, maybe we should protect them from within. Maybe we should seek to change the minds of the students. Maybe we might look to the wisdom of our founding fathers who observed our system of self government and noted:

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Although I am not suggesting outlawing of non-Christian religions, I am suggesting that more freedom and power be pushed down to the local levels. Further, I am suggesting that God be returned to the classrooms (with parental consent).

 

If you went to a particular set of for-profit trade school junior colleges between 1995-2015, Biden might have made you happy

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Biden administration cancels all remaining student loan debt for 560,000 borrowers

The Washington Examiner reports on a carrot that Dementia Joe has dangled in front of all of all college students still hoping to have their college loans forgiven.

The Biden administration is offering a new round of student loan debt relief for more than half a million borrowers who were students of Corinthian Colleges.

The action will see $5.8 billion in full loan discharges for 560,000 borrowers, marking the single largest loan discharge in the history of the Department of Education, and brings the total student debt relief extended by the administration to $25 billion.

Corinthian operated from 1995 to 2015. In 2013, then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris sued Corinthian before carrying out a full investigation, which found “comprehensive” wrongdoing carried out against students across the nation, including lying to prospective students about graduation and job placement rates.

Prior to Wednesday, the administration had extended loan debt relief to more than 1.3 million borrowers through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, borrower defense initiatives, permanent disability discharges, and other measures to help students defrauded by schools. The Department of Education confirmed Wednesday that every student who ever attended a Corinthian school was defrauded and that anyone with remaining federal loans is eligible for borrower defense. Roughly 100,000 Corinthian borrowers have been approved for borrower defense relief.

“As of today, every student deceived, defrauded, and driven into debt by Corinthian Colleges can rest assured that the Biden-Harris Administration has their back and will discharge their federal student loans,” Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement. “For far too long, Corinthian engaged in the wholesale financial exploitation of students, misleading them into taking on more and more debt to pay for promises they would never keep. While our actions today will relieve Corinthian Colleges’ victims of their burdens, the Department of Education is actively ramping up oversight to better protect today’s students from tactics and make sure that for-profit institutions — and the corporations that own them — never again get away with such abuse.”

The announcement comes as President Joe Biden reportedly weighs canceling an additional $10,000 in student loan debt for all borrowers earning less than $150,000 per year or for joint filers earning less than $300,000.

Still, Biden faces major pressure from liberal activists and lawmakers to move quickly on debt both to keep one of his core campaign promises and to give Democrats momentum heading into November. Several politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), have called on Biden to wipe out even more debt.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Never mind the rest of the failings of the Biden regime

Never mind the fact that Joe came to the Oval Office by violating these now-sacred tenets of the current Left (violations which were mainstays of the racist Democrats):

Never mind that, since he came to office, he has systematically done everything he can to cripple the American economy by:

Moreover, never mind that Joe’s actions all do the most harm to:

  • The poor (supposedly the darling of the Left) and
  • Those who have not yet amassed enough wealth or experience to weather these economic storms (aka, the newly-graduated young – the hive-mind of the Left)

Yes, never mind all that. Abandon your logic and vote Democrat as you have been programmed since kindergarten.

 

Biden breaks his “Never-Trump” rule

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Biden proposes banning bump stocks already banned under Trump

Breitbart reports the list of items Biden and other little dictators in the Democrat party want to ban in the wake of the shooting in Texas.

Democrats are preparing a large gun control package to be considered in House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

The package, dubbed, “Protecting Our Kids,” includes eight bills designed to erode citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

Reportedly included in the massive gun control package are provisions to ban high-capacity magazines, increase the purchase age of semi-automatics from 18 to 21, ban bump stocks for civilian use while requiring existing bump stocks to be registered with the government, change the definition of “ghost guns” so they fall under background checks at point of sale, increase penalties for gun trafficking, and mandate how Americans store firearms in their homes.

According to Punchbowl News, the bill’s names and sponsors are:

  1. The Raise the Age Act (H.R. 3015, Rep. Anthony Brown of Maryland)
  2. Prevent Gun Trafficking Act (H.R. 2280, Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois)
  3. The Untraceable Firearms Act (H.R. 3088, Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island)
  4. Ethan’s Law (H.R. 748, Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut)b
  5. The Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act (H.R. 6370, Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan)
  6. The Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act (H.R. 130, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas)
  7. Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act (H.R. 5427, Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada)
  8. The Keep Americans Safe Act (H.R. 2510, Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida)

It seems likely the Democrats in the House may have enough votes to pass the package. A vote will reportedly be held next week on the litany of bills. If the package narrowly passes the House, it will move to the Senate, where it must survive a 60-vote, filibuster-proof threshold to pass the deliberative body.

Last week, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) instructed Sen. John Cornyn (R-KY) to work with Democrats on gun control measures. “I’ve encouraged him to talk to Sen. Sinema, Sen. Murphy and others who are interested in trying to get an outcome that’s directly related to the problem. I am hopeful that we could come up with a bipartisan solution that’s directly related to the facts of this awful massacre,” McConnell stated, referring to the deadly shooting at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, TX, last week.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Problem is that Trump and the Republicans already banned bump stocks

If we hijack Jen Psaki’s “way-back machine” and look at a report by NBC News filed on 18 December 2018, we will find that President Trump banned bump stocks in 2018.

The Justice Department on Tuesday issued its final rule banning bump stocks — a device that was prominently used in the Las Vegas shooting massacre last year, which allows a semi-automatic rifle to work like a machine gun.

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker announced the rule in a statement Tuesday.

“We are faithfully following President Trump’s leadership by making clear that bump stocks, which turn semiautomatics into machine guns, are illegal, and we will continue to take illegal guns off of our streets,” Whitaker said.

Later, at a school safety event at the White House, he called it a “big victory” for Trump’s administration.

(Read more at “NBC News“)

Even in toeing the Democrat line, Dementia Joe cannot get it right

Admit it, Democrats. It is time to use the 25th Amendment on Joe.

 

Biden can’t hide from the inflation he creates

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The Congressional Budget Office confirms Bidenflation is real

The Washington Examiner reports on the CBO report pinning Biden actions and policies to the continued inflation.

The Congressional Budget Office has just confirmed that President Joe Biden is blameworthy for the record-high inflation that is punishing workers. Further, this nonpartisan source says that Biden’s preferred fix, raising taxes, will only make the economy worse.

The CBO’s annual economic outlook adds further force to the arguments against Biden made by other Democrats, such as former President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council director, Larry Summers, and Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman. The CBO squarely blames Biden’s 2021 COVID stimulus bill for today’s high inflation, albeit for slightly different reasons.

Like Summers and Furman, the CBO noted that the stimulus checks sent to every family significantly boosted demand, causing inflationary pressure on its own. But there’s more. By paying workers not to work, Biden’s COVID stimulus artificially “slowed the recovery of labor force participation.” As noted by Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, this lack of workers strained supply chains, thus providing a second source of upward pressure on prices.

The CBO predicts that this Biden-caused inflation will persist into next year, tempered only by the Federal Reserve’s willingness to raise interest rates, which will, in turn, cause the economy to slow or even contract.

Biden wants to make the economic situation worse by repealing the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Speaking of which, the CBO report also confirms that former President Donald Trump’s signature tax bill has been a boon both to the economy and to government coffers. According to the CBO, federal corporate income tax collections in 2017, before the rate cut, came in at $297 billion. By 2021, they had jumped to $372 billion — a 25% increase in just four years, which significantly outpaces inflationary growth and also amounts to a larger percentage of the overall economy.

Far from starving the government, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act generated so much economic growth that the entire bill has apparently paid for itself, even after controlling for the other economic factors that may have played a role. A rising payroll tax and individual income tax revenues also show that the tax cuts boosted job growth and wages as well. The CBO says that even with lower rates, total revenues in 2022 “are projected to equal 19.6 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product — the largest annual revenues relative to the size of the economy since 2000.” This is 2.3% higher than the average of the past 50 years, which includes a period in which the top income tax rate was 70%.

This means that today’s outlandishly high deficits are the result not of too little revenue but of far, far too much spending.

Instead of making these tax cuts permanent, Biden has been pushing to undo them. Such a tax hike on families and small businesses would only make the economic damage from Bidenflation worse.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

One thing not addressed by most news outlets is the Biden throttle on oil/gas/nuclear power and the resulting crippling of our economy

Biden has consistently (even as recently as the Japan trip) voiced support for a “transition” away from fossil fuels by America. That will result in the loss of many jobs, transfer funds out of America, will cripple American business, and will result in a weaker (due to the three previously-mentioned drains) government.

One would think that, with Biden’s plummeting poll numbers, something might be attempted on the stage of the economy that would have some prayer of working. Instead, Biden (as illustrated in the article below) would rather play politics by keeping with the things he knows (but do not work).

So, as long as Biden remains committed to his green agenda and Democrat policies, both gas prices and the economy will keep being sacrificed.

Even the “fact checkers” recognize that Biden is causing inflation

The Austin American Statesman laid out an argument against Biden’s claim to have not caused our current inflation.

Jen Psaki: “No economist out there is projecting that (the Build Back Better bill) will have a negative impact on inflation.”

PolitiFact’s ruling: False

Here’s why: The White House is running into turbulence over concerns that President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better safety net bill could drive up inflation, which has already soared to its highest level in three decades.

The bill is nearing a vote in the House. The current version, which may be changed in the Senate even if it passes the House, would spend $1.75 trillion over 10 years on clean energy initiatives, child care subsidies, extended child tax credits, paid family leave and hearing aids for Medicare beneficiaries. It would be partially paid for through additional taxes primarily aimed at wealthy taxpayers and by letting the government negotiate certain drug prices.

The White House has argued that the bill would reduce inflation, citing a letter signed by 17 Nobel laureates in economics suggesting it would “ease longer-term inflationary pressures.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki went a step further during the Nov. 15 press briefing when she was asked, “Why should Americans not be concerned that injecting another $1.75 trillion or more would further raise inflation?”

She answered, “Because no economist out there is projecting that this will have a negative impact on inflation. And actually, what it will help do is it will help increase economic productivity.  It will help economic growth in this country. That, and the Build Back Better Agenda will help reduce inflation, will help cut costs for the American people over the long term.”

Is it really true that there’s not a single economist who thinks the bill will boost inflation? No.

Many economists have stated for the record that they think the inflationary impact of the bill will be small and brief. But we found lots of economists who say they expect modest inflationary pressure, at least initially.

Skeptics of the White House’s argument, including the Washington Post Fact Checker, have said the White House is glossing over the fact that the economists it cited were focusing on the measure’s ability to curb inflation in the medium to longer terms, rather than the short term when inflation is already unusually high. 

The White House did not respond to inquiries for this article. 

What economists have said

“I’m an economist, and I disagree,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the center-right American Action Forum, told PolitiFact.

“We know there’s lots of spending in the bill, and that it’s front-loaded” into the earlier years, he said. “If you cut taxes and increase spending, financed by debt, that will put upward pressure on inflation.”

Other economists have expressed the same view.

  • Ethan Harris, head of global economics research at Bank of America: “You should wind up with primarily a deficit-financed spending bill that is going to be rolled out in an economy near full employment … . It will make the labor market even hotter and create even more price pressure.’’
  • Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist for JPMorgan Chase: “Right now, anything that expands aggregate demand is not warranted, not advisable. … The economy seems to be operating pretty close to its capacity constraints.”

(continued)

“I do think there will be an inflation risk, because we’re in a bad situation already,” said Marc Goldwein, senior vice president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “It could be the last-log-on-the-fire syndrome. But my guess is that the inflationary impact will be pretty small, and I think that’s the consensus.”

(continued)

Inflation is the result of too much demand chasing too little supply,” said John Leahy, a professor of macroeconomics and public policy at the University of Michigan. “Anyone arguing that the bill is inflationary can point to any standard economic textbook: An increase in government spending should increase demand and thereby increase inflation. This will happen even if the spending is fully paid for through taxes, since the government spending increases demand one for one and the taxes reduce demand only to the extent that firms or consumers reduce their spending as a result, and this reduction is typically less than one for one.”

Some of the bill’s inflationary elements include the extension of the child tax credit and the expansion of the state and local tax deduction, which was capped in 2017. The bill also includes provisions that would raise wages for union members and child care providers, Goldwein said.

(Read the balance of the article at the Austin American Statesman)

As a rule of thumb, I don’t trust fact checkers unless I find three outside sources and at least one source that disagrees with the political elite

In an effort to prove an anti-leftist point through a leftist media outlet, I used the usually-unreliable fact checkers as a source. As you may notice, the above article does include the basic truth on how Biden policies cause inflation. However, this article does not breach the compounding effects of Biden policies on future economies. Additionally (as you may see by reading the sections that I excised), this article does its best to minimize the effect of Biden policies on the current economy. “Minimal effect” and  “modest” seem to be mainstays of this reporter’s vocabulary.

How this “fact checker” can consider $100 Billion to be modest is beyond me. Hopefully, there are a good amount of politicians who also see the light.

Nonetheless, it does prove the point that even the most dedicated socialist in the media recognizes that Biden owns inflation.

 

Biden: when you thought it couldn’t get worse

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Food Price Inflation Getting Worse, Farming on Idle Land Disallowed Due to Climate Goals: USDA

The Epoch Times digs into how food prices have increased partially due to disallowing farming due to climate goals.

Food price inflation is rising at an alarming rate, with the annual rate en route to becoming the highest in recent years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all food rose by 1 percent from February to March 2022. When compared to March 2021, food prices were higher by 8.8 percent in March 2022, data from the USDA shows. The agency predicts in 2022 all food CPI to rise by 5 to 6 percent, which is much higher than the 3.9 percent hike in 2021, 3.4 percent hike in 2020, and 1.9 percent hike in 2019.

The 20-year historical average CPI stands at 2.4 percent.

Prices for restaurant purchases, designated as “food-away-from-home” in the CPI, increased 0.3 percent in March 2022, a 6.9 percent increase from March 2021, the USDA reported.

Prices for grocery store and supermarket food purchases, designated as “food-at-home” in the CPI, increased 1.5 percent from February to March 2022, and were 10 percent higher than in March 2021.

Food-at-home prices are expected to increase by 5 to 6 percent in 2022, with food-away-from-home rising by 5.5 to 6.5 percent.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Odd that restaurant food costs have inflated at a marked lower rate

Surely that will have to end (or will cause the end of a number of restaurants). Considering that we seem to be heading into a Biden-caused recession, such an overall increase in prices along with a marked increase in unemployment at the restaurant end of the economy will be difficult.

Biden’s baby formula disaster just starts things

The Daily Caller points out how the Biden baby formula grabbed us by the heels and slapped us in the rear.

In just the last few months, the Biden administration has resorted to begging nations like socialist Venezuela for more oil. Now, the White House is scrambling the military to get baby formula from overseas. It’s another embarrassing mess for the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth.

The Biden administration knew in February that disruptions at the Abbott facility would likely cause shortages, yet it did nothing to address it or prepare the public. Once again we’re watching government create a problem, then attempt to fix it with smoke and mirrors and pat themselves on the back for their ingenuity.

Unfortunately for Americans, the level of inaction and willful blindness is far worse than just the baby formula shortage. Like inflation, formula shortages are not limited, “high class problems” as White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain once posited. They are a consequence of government’s abuse of power and bad public policy.

Case and point: Only four companies share 90% of the baby formula market because of government regulations and programs that limit competition. We have 17.5% import tariffs on baby formula, and we limit choice through welfare contracts that give producers a massive market share in states where they are the preferred vendor. Government programs give preferential treatment to WIC recipients and even illegal immigrants over other Americans.

The Left are loathe to lift burdens on manufacturing to increase competition and consumer choice. They’re also not interested in addressing the impact of welfare monopolies.

To be fair, Biden didn’t create this environment. Globalism, high corporate taxation and left-wing policies have led to supply chains that are massive, cumbersome, inefficient and risky. But the president did vow to address “supply chain vulnerabilities and congestion … to speed up the movement of goods, and lower costs.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

No. From what I have read, it was Biden’s FDA that shut down the plant

I don’t know the political persuasion of the reporter, but it seems that too much blame was shifted from Biden and into the globalist forum. Additionally, the “high corporate taxation and left-wing policies” are Biden mainstays (which should not be glossed over).

Nonetheless, if we allow the bumbling idiot to sit in the oval office, he needs to take the blame for the problems he and his lackeys create.

Double-digit inflation: It’s what’s for dinner

The Daily Wire lays out how Biden has killed our dinner options.

Inflation is plaguing American households amid the recovery from COVID-19 and the lockdown-induced recession. On Memorial Day — more than two years after the onset of COVID-19 — rising price levels are still making Americans’ wallets much lighter.

According to the most recent year-over-year (April 2021-April 2022) Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food, travel, and other expenses necessary for a Memorial Day gathering are significantly higher than they were in 2021.

Want to fire up the grill? Before you even get to the food itself, brace yourself for 27% more expensive propane and firewood. Then, expect to pay 16% more for chicken, 14% more for pork chops, and 12% more for beef steaks. Want to garnish your burgers and add some fries on the side? Get ready to shell out 13% more for lettuce and 7% more for potatoes.

Even recreation will likely dig into your pocketbook more than it did last year. Sporting goods are 7.5% pricier, and musical instruments are 6.7% more expensive. If shelling out this much money is making your head spin, grab an ice-cold beer from the cooler — but remember, it will cost you 5% more than the one you had last year.

If you are traveling to see friends and family, get ready to stretch your budget further. Gas is 44% more expensive, car and truck rental is 10% more expensive, and airfare is 33% more expensive.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

I see the prices of everything going up, but I don’t see action from the ruling elite

Democrats hold majorities in the House and Senate while occupying the White House. So why haven’t those in the “working party” done the first thing to lift this burden off of the backs of Americans?

While we have real problems, Biden introduces Pronoun Police who arrest for “misgendering”

The Daily Caller lays out details of how police under Biden now find the time to arrest boys for “misgendering” someone.

Recently, a Wisconsin middle school opened a Title IX investigation into three 8th-grade students. If only that were a sad joke.

The boys, who as 8th graders would be approximately 13 years old, are accused of unlawful sexual harassment because they allegedly failed to use preferred pronouns in reference to a classmate who asked to be identified as “they” or “them.”

Public schools — elementary through higher education — now push gender ideology conformity, suppress free speech, and ignore biology and science, not to mention grammatically correct language, all to celebrate dysphoric feelings.

Wisconsin’s Kiel Area School District apparently and erroneously believes that Title IX, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, requires them to take action against the accused pronoun perpetrators. This is, quite simply, an incorrect reading of the statute.

Title IX succinctly states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

When the majority under Justice Neil Gorsuch used Title IX to create transgender rights, a number of laws were invalidated

Just as with the Supreme Court’s decision on Obergefell versus Hodges (where the court overruled Constitutional Amendments in 30 states declaring that marriage only existed “between one man and one woman”), this decision overreaches and overwrites the will of the people as expressed in the laws created by the elected representatives of the people.

However, what can we expect? The Left has gotten away with dictatorially imposing Roe versus Wade for 49 years and, when a sane decision might send it back to the states, the Left leaks the draft form of the decision so that leftist thugs can freely rampage, threaten justices, and destroy property in order to get their way. 

Stepping into Psaki’s “Way-back machine” and remembering another of Biden’s promises

How lowering the Medicare eligibility age would be a big mistake

The Washington Examiner steps into the “Way-back machine” and reviews how lowering the Medicare eligibility age would cause it to go bankrupt even more quickly.

During his campaign for the White House, Joe Biden promised he would lower Medicare’s eligibility age from 65 to 60. Democratic lawmakers have taken up the cause but have thus far failed to advance major Medicare reform through Congress.

That’s a good thing. To understand why, consider a report published this month by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO found that lowering Medicare’s eligibility age to 60 would add 7.3 million people to the program’s rolls and increase the federal deficit by $155 billion between 2026 and 2031.

The healthcare entitlement program can barely afford to cover its current beneficiaries. Medicare Part A’s hospital insurance trust fund will run out of money by 2030, according to the CBO. Medicare’s trustees peg insolvency even earlier — in 2026.

Lowering Medicare’s eligibility age will only hasten its financial demise — all in the name of enrolling millions of disproportionately well-off seniors who already have health insurance.

Since they’re usually in more advanced stages of their career, individuals aged 55-64 have higher median incomes — about $59,000 per year — than the average American. Only people between the ages of 45 and 54 have higher salaries.

Americans between 55 and 64 also have the lowest uninsured rate of any nonelderly age group — just under 9%. Nearly two-thirds are enrolled in employer-sponsored plans.

Expanding Medicare would effectively swap their private insurance for taxpayer-funded public coverage. The CBO report concluded that 3.2 million fewer people would have employment-based plans if the Medicare eligibility age were reduced to 60.

Meanwhile, Medicare at 60 would only reduce the number of people without insurance by 400,000.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 11, verses 1 through 14

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God’s final Word – Two Witnesses

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey.

  1. Measurements ordered of John — Revelation 11:1-2

    I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. (Revelation 11:1‭-‬2 NIV)

    Why was John told to measure the temple, the altar and those who worship and exclude the outer court?

    This is best understood as signifying ownership, defining the parameters of God’s possessions. This is seen as God’s measuring off Israel, symbolized by her temple, for salvation and for His special protection, preservation and favor. The worshippers represent a remnant of believing Jews alive during the Tribulation, who are worshipping God.

    The outer court is the court of the Gentiles. God will reject those Gentiles who have aligned themselves with Satan. Remember, the church is raptured and not present and the outer court is given to the nations or Gentiles, who will trample on the holy city for 42 months.

    What temple is this?

    The Bible mentions five temples:

    1. Solomon built the first (destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar);
    2. Zerubbabel built the second after the exile (desecrated by Antiochus Epiphanes);
    3. Herod built the third during the time of Christ, which was destroyed in 70 A.D.;
    4. The temple John sees was the fourth temple, which will be built in Jerusalem during the Tribulation and along with it, the Jewish sacrificial system will be restored; and
    5. The Lord Himself will build and provide the fifth temple during the millennium.

    The Tribulation temple will be built early in the first half of the Tribulation under the protection of the Antichrist. The site where it is to be built, which was the site of the prior temples is known as the Dome of the Rock, where the Muslims believe to be the place where Mohammad ascended into heaven. The Antichrist will protect them and allow them to rebuild the temple. Some believe the rebuilding of this temple is a rejection of Christ as they are re instituting the sacrificial system.

    The Done of the Rock could be interpreted as “an” abomination that causes desolation not “the” abomination. Why? inside the Dome of the Rock, on the walls of the octagonal arcade, you will find an inscription in Arabic which claims God has no son, there is no Trinity, Jesus is merely a prophet and He has not been raised from the dead. The presence of a pagan shrine on the temple mount, over the Holy of Holies, is defiling.

  2. The Two Witnesses — Revelation 11:3-4

    And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.” (Revelation 11:3‭-‬4 NIV)

    Who do you think are the two witnesses? Here are some suggestions:

    1. Moses and Elijah;
    2. Elijah and John the Baptist;
    3. Elijah and Enoch;
    4. Peter and Paul;
    5. James and John;
    6. Two unnamed faithful Jews

    We simply do not know who they are and the more important thing is their miraculous ministry. Most theologians agree it is impossible to be dogmatic as the text does not identify them. So the most prudent thing to do is to admit we do not know the identity of these two witnesses and to name them would be beyond what is actually written in Scripture.

    The two witnesses will “prophesy” which means they will speak forth, proclaim or preach.

    What will they preach or proclaim?

    How long is their ministry?

    What is their apparel?

    What/who are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth?

    Zechariah had been granted these visions which had a twofold application – first to the rebuilding of the temple and second, to the end times.

    Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep. He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.” I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my Lord?” He answered, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my Lord,” I replied. So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’ ” Then the word of the Lord came to me: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you. “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?” Then I asked the angel, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?” Again I asked him, “What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?” He replied, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my Lord,” I said. So he said, “These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth.” (Zechariah 4:1‭-‬14 NIV)

    The olive trees and lampstands symbolize the light of revival. The connection of the two is to show a constant supply of oil flowing into the lamps symbolizing the two witnesses filled with Holy Spirit calling for a spiritual revival.

  3. God’s protection — Revelation 11:5-6

    If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want. (Revelation 11:5‭-‬6 NIV)

    These two witnesses will fearlessly proclaim God’s judgment and the need for repentance. What do you think the response will be?

  4. Protected until the end — Revelation 11:7-10

    Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified. For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth. (Revelation 11:7‭-‬10 NIV)

    God protects the witnesses until they have finished their testimony. At the end of that time, the beast that comes out of the abyss will make war with them. This is the first of 36 references in Revelation to the beast. As he comes from the abyss, this indicates that he is empowered by Satan. Satan is depicted as the dragon, so this is not Satan. In chapter 13, he is pictured as a world ruler, often called the Antichrist, who imitates the true Christ and demands worship from the people. To the delight of the people, he will kill the two witnesses.

    Exposing the bodies for 3½ days was the ultimate way of dishonoring and desecrating them. God forbade the Israelites from engaging in this practice.

    If someone guilty of a capital offense is put to death and their body is exposed on a pole, you must not leave the body hanging on the pole overnight. Be sure to bury it that same day, because anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse. You must not desecrate the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance. (Deuteronomy 21:22‭-‬23 NIV)

    Jerusalem is called Sodom and Egypt due to its wickedness. These titles identify the city with sexual perversion and persecution of God’s people.

    When the people rejoice over the death of the witnesses, this is the only mention in Revelation of rejoicing by the people on the earth. It will be like a satanic Christmas celebration with the exchange of gifts. Isn’t that ironic? Sinners will be happy because those who declared the truth and called them to repent are dead. Do you see any parallel with today?

  5. Raised as a testimony — Revelation 11:11-14

    But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on. At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon. (Revelation 11:11‭-‬14 NIV)

    Needless to say, panic seized the unregenerate world when the witnesses suddenly spring to life. Then, they were summoned and ascended into heaven in the cloud while their enemies watched them.

    After this, there is a cataclysmic judgment of God on the city of Jerusalem, which may trigger a revival as the survivors were terrified and gave glory to God. Some theologians don’t believe there is a revival but only believe that the people recognized that God did something great. However, the term, “giving glory to the God of heaven” is a mark of genuine repentance in Revelation and elsewhere in Scripture. On this positive, hopeful note, the interlude ends. But now, the third woe is coming soon or quickly. (the 7 bowl judgments ushered in by the sounding of the 7th trumpet)

 

The Second Amendment and Hollywood

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These are the actors and actresses who stand against your Second Amendment rights

Breitbart reported the predictable left-wing reaction to the Uvalde shooting where people with paid protection called for restrictions on your right of self-protection.

Hollywood celebrities wasted little time capitalizing on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, urging voters and lawmakers to support more gun control while also blaming the shooting on Republicans and other supporters of Second Amendment rights.

Celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Rob Reiner, Elizabeth Banks, Bette Midler, Piper Perabo, and Stephen King all took advantage of the incident as a way to push familiar Democratic refrains.

“Fuck the GOP and their obsession with guns,” Milano tweeted.

“When you step into the voting booth this fall, VOTE GUN CONTROL,” King wrote.

“Lawmakers must act to restrict gun ownership in sensible ways. Action. Laws,” Perabo urged.

As Breitbart News reported, a shooter left 19 students and two adults dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. Authorities identified the shooter as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old male who resided in Uvalde. They said Ramos is now dead and is believed to have been killed by responding officers.

“Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde,” Gov. Gregg Abbott (R) said in a statement. “Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering.”

Hollywood stars instead took advantage of the incident to score political points.

Actress Alyssa Milano blamed the shooting on Republicans, as did actor-director Rob Reiner.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Screen personality to avoid Screen personality to avoid
Alyssa Milano Elizabeth Banks
Bette Midler Piper Perabo
Rob Reiner Stephen King
Julliane Moore Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Rosannna Arquette Rosie O’Donnell
Josh Malina Amber Tamblyn
Chris Evans Bette Midler
Michael McKean  

These actors and actresses get paid for emoting in front of cameras, not for using logic

Take in mind that the primary tools of the acting trade are tears, tirades, and other extreme emotions presented convincingly. Actors do not get paid for presenting logical presentations.

Also take in mind that their trade creates enough demand that downloadable movies starring big-name actors are significantly more likely to contain malware. Therefore, if you are tempted to watch a bootleg De Niro movie to avoid paying that leftie, it would be better to stream a movie starring Stallone. Otherwise, watch The Duke.

If you have a Fire Stick or TV, here are the steps you can take to block these nuts from your viewing

First, ask Alexa to make a list from a genre of movies not staring any of the interested parties above. For example:

Alexa, list Romantic Comedy movies not involving Alyssa Milano, Piper Perabo, Rob Reiner, or Whoopi Goldberg.

Next, make note of the offerings and select from there.

 

A contrast between Democrats and Statesmen

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Moments after the shooting, Biden starts politicizing the event

Breitbart chronicles how the first words out of Biden’s mouth worked to push the assault-gun-ban movement.

President Joe Biden addressed the shooting at Uvalde, Texas, Robb Elementary School, talking again about deer in Kevlar vests and suggesting an “assault weapons” ban.

Biden began his comments with a soft tone, talking about loss, then he erupted with, “As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby. When in God’s name are we going to do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?”

He went on to claim that there have been “900 incidents of gunfire reported on school grounds” since the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary school. He talked of shootings in theaters, churches, and grocery stores.

Biden said, “And don’t tell me we can’t have an impact on this carnage … When we passed the ‘assault weapons’ ban, mass shootings went down. When the law expired, mass shootings tripled.”

He criticized being able to walk into a gun store and buy more than one “assault weapon,” never mentioning that purchases from gun stores require background checks.

Biden said, “What in God’s name do you need an ‘assault weapon’ for except to kill someone? Deer aren’t running through the forest with Kevlar vests on, for God’s sake.”

(Read more sickening history of Biden at Breitbart)

Not a great uniter or someone to invoke God now

As mentioned yesterday, these words of gun control were the first to hit Biden’s lips. There were no words of condolence for the families. There was no consideration of bringing Americans together by “the great uniter.”

Moreover, in response to Biden’s three-time intonement of “God’s name” and “God’s sake,” let me point out that it was Biden has pretty much pushed God out of the arena. It was the Democrat party that cut “under God” from their recitations of the pledge of allegiance. It was Dementia Joe that demonized parents for standing against his transgender agenda. As I write this, the trending tweet with Democrats is to condemn anyone who sends thoughts and prayers to families in Uvalde. So don’t give me any of this now.

After police save the day at Uvalde, Biden goes around Congress with police reform executive order and then blames Republicans

The Daily Wire digs into how Biden nonsensically signed a police reform executive order just after a border patrol policeman saved the day at Uvalde (and, of course, then blamed Republicans).

President Joe Biden used an executive order on Wednesday to circumvent Congress and unilaterally impose police reforms, blaming Republicans who he said had “stood in the way of progress.”

“I’ve called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, but Senate Republicans have stood in the way of progress,” Biden tweeted. “That’s why this afternoon, I’m taking action and signing an Executive Order that delivers the most significant police reform in decades.”

The White House streamed the event, which included remarks from Vice President Kamala Harris.

(Read a summary of the Harris statements and see more tweets from the dictator at the Daily Wire)

We live in a dictatorship

When DACA cannot be overturned by Trump and this dictator goes unchallenged, there is no democracy. We may have some freedom to move about at the current time; however, that will probably evaporate as the forces behind Dementia Joe tighten their grip.

Therefore, it does not surprise me that Canada has started preparing for the collapse of democracy in America. However, for the following reasons, Canadians might just look in the mirror:

Beto crashes Governor Abbott’s meeting with parents

Breitbart reports on the political gate crasher “Beto” O’Rourke who interrupted a meeting between Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, and the grieving parents of Uvalde.

Texas gubernatorial hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D) took the opportunity to inject himself during Governor Greg Abbott’s Wednesday press conference covering the Robb Elementary mass shooting in Uvalde.

Beto appears to wait until the governor’s remarks are complete before he stands in front of the stage to interrupt Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s presentation. Patrick attempts to shut down the Democratic Party candidate for Governor, saying, “Excuse me, you’re out of line and an embarrassment.”

O’Rourke continued to talk over the Lt. Governor to address Governor Abbott. “You’re doing nothing,” the failed presidential and senatorial candidate said.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin was most vocal in trying to shout down the interruption. Texas Senator Ted Cruz can also be heard trying to hush Beto.

“He needs to get his ass out of here,” the Uvalde mayor said regarding the disruptive candidate. “Sir, you’re out of line! Sir, you’re out of line! Please leave this auditorium.”

“I can’t believe… you’re a sick son of a bitch,” the mayor continued, “that would come to an event like this to make political issues.”

Law enforcement officers surrounded O’Rourke and attempted to move him out of the arena. O’Rourke stopped again and attempted to address the governor.

“It’s on you,” O’Rourke said pointing at Abbott. McLaughlin responded, “It’s on assholes like you. Why don’t you get out of here?!”

Police finally escorted O’Rourke from the room where he carried out an impromptu press conference.

(Read more on the confrontation at Breitbart)

Journalistic pretenders ABC and CBS zoomed in on Beto and pretended he interrupted a political statement

If you go to Breitbart and watch the video, you will see that the mayor of Uvalde (a Democrat) does the most to show how “out-of-line” this political grifter has become.

Not even a day after the mostly 10-year-old victims die in terror, Beto tries to make political hay and ABC and CBS try to cover for him.

Candace Owens takes AOC apart over outright lie about school shootings

The Western Journal notes the way Candice Owens dismantled the lies of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (or, as some like to call her, Alexandria Occasional Cortex).

It took about a nanosecond for liberals to take aim at the gun lobby after news of the tragedy at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, broke on Tuesday.

The gunman ended the lives of at least 19 children and two teachers before being gunned down himself by a Border Patrol agent.

Few reactions, however, reached quite the level of vacuity as that from New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The ditsy, empty-headed Democratic socialist took to Twitter to attack conservatives for “supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place.”

The statement is ridiculous on its face. There is no law that “let children be shot” any more than there are laws that “allow” pedestrians to be run over by drunk drivers.

The right of the people to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Constitution. That is not license for any individual to use a gun to take innocent lives, just like a driver’s license isn’t permission to use a vehicle to mow down children being dismissed from school.

Conservative commentator Candace Owens responded to the congresswoman in signature style challenging her to “name the law” she was referring to.

“You won’t name it because it doesn’t exist,” Owens wrote.

“You are [a] shameless, bought-and-paid for politician, standing on the bodies of dead children to score political points.”

(Read the two other conservative reactions to AOC’s idiocy at the Western Journal)

Oddly, when a Chinese illegal alien attacked a Taiwanese-American church, AOC did not comment

If Ms. Cortez cared a whit about those she listed for effect, she would have made an appropriate wish of condolence to the church members when the event happened. She didn’t.

In contrast, President Trump stayed out of the way of those in elected position and issued one statement

As posted on MAGA Hub, President Trump made the following statement.

“So hard to think or report about anything else after watching the Texas school “massacre” which took place yesterday. Thank you to the great wisdom and bravery of our Law Enforcement Professionals, and condolences to all who are suffering so gravely with the loss of those incredible souls so close to you. No words can express the sorrow and grief of this absolutely horrible event. It is a moment in time which will never be forgotten!”

Although Dementia Joe ran on “bringing the adults to office,” Trump looks more presidential

This is just one more reason to want Joe out.

 

A sad excuse for a president makes the wrong sad plea at a sad time while not stopping his own sad policies

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Nineteen students and two adults die while dozens are injured in a shooting at a Texas elementary school

Breitbart reports on the few facts which have been released about the shooting in Uvalde.

An active shooter situation in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, left 19 children and two adults dead. A hospital report also states that 14 children and at least one adult are being treated by hospitals in Uvalde and San Antonio. The shooter was killed by responding police, the governor added.

Border Patrol agents, BORTAC special response team, and Texas Highway Patrol troopers are on the scene to assist local first responders. The situation unfolded at approximately 11:50 local time when shots were initially heard in the vicinity of the elementary campus.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m.: The Associated Press reports that the death toll now stands at 19 children killed and two adults.

UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: School district police say the shooter, a U.S. citizen who graduated from the local high school, acted alone in the incident. Robb Elementary School houses students in the second, third, and fourth grades, the police chief stated. 

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: KSAT reports that Uvalde Station Border Patrol agents responded to the shooting and provided immediate medical care to those injured in the school.

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Governor Abbott’s statement on Tuesday afternoon:

Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School. I have instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with providing local officials all resources necessary to respond to this tragedy as the State of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal.

(Read at Breitbart for the the first update and the original story)

Immediately, Joe Biden went into political mode

Before the body count became finalized, Joe Biden was blaming assault weapons and calling for gun control, as reported by CNBC.

U.S. President Joe Biden renewed the Democrats’ push for tighter gun control laws Tuesday night, hours after a lone gunman killed at least 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“We as a nation have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby. When in God’s name do we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?” Biden asked in a somber address following another school massacre that evoked the pain of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting of 2012.

The suspected shooter, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was fatally wounded by police who responded to the attack at Robb Elementary School, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The shooting rocked the nation and the roughly 15,200 residents of Uvalde, which is located about 80 miles west of San Antonio and just over an hour’s drive to the Mexico border.

(Read more at CNBC)

Unlike old men incapable of thinking, we can look at evidence

Gun laws do not seem to effect criminal behavior in Democrat cities

Chicago homicides in 2022: 218 people have been slain.

The Chicago Tribune reported in a 23 May 2022 article that 218 murders had occurred so far during 2022 in Chicago.

Information about homicides is released daily by the city of Chicago. The release of homicide victims’ names is delayed by two weeks to allow time for the victims’ families to be notified of a death by Chicago police.

City reached at least 800 homicides in 2021, a level not seen in 25 years ]

The homicide figures do not include killings that occurred in self-defense or in other circumstances not measured in Chicago police statistics. Homicide data from Illinois State Police, which patrols the city’s expressways, also is not included here.

In Chicago, 797 people were slain in 2021 — 25 more than in 2020.

(Read much more at the Chicago Tribune)

If you dig further into the article, you will find some gems of information

For instance, you will find that (of the 218 murders so far — which do not include self-defense killings — 200 were committed by gunshot.

Based on these figures, we can surmise either of two things.

  • First, this Chicago area seems to be an area where little regard remains for life. Maybe that was pushed up by the increase in abortions. Since, if we cannot protect the most defenseless, who can we protect?
  • Second, if there are laws against having guns, then there is either more fear of the other lawless or less fear of the law (or both) in Chicago. Maybe that lack of fear of the law springs from the release of 60% of criminals by liberal judges in Chicago.

Additionally, we can figure one thing from these 200 gunshot deaths: gun laws do not make a whit of difference in liberal land.

Biden’s open borders let and Iraqi illegal alien ISIS member into the US

This illegal alien planned to bring other ISIS members over the Southern border to kill President George W. Bush

CBS News spoke of the plot by an Iraqi illegal alien to kill President George W. Bush.

An Iraqi citizen living in the U.S. has been charged with aiding and abetting a plot to murder former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department announced Tuesday, unveiling an alleged scheme to smuggle four ISIS operatives into the country to kill the former president.

Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, 52, was arrested by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force on Tuesday and appeared in federal court in Ohio in the afternoon.

An FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint alleged Shihab sought to smuggle four other Iraqi nationals into the U.S. across the southern border to kill the former Republican president as retaliation for Iraqi deaths during the invasion of Iraq.

According to the affidavit, Shihab told a confidential source working with the FBI that he wanted to hire the informant to illegally bring ISIS associates into the U.S., and that these individuals intended to murder the former president. 

“In October and December 2021, Shihab accepted tens of thousands of dollars for the purported smuggling. In reality, the individual was fictitious, and the interaction was coordinated under the direction of the FBI,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio said in a statement.

Shihab traveled to Dallas in February of this year to surveil the president’s home and met with others in Ohio to review possible firearms and law enforcement clothes to wear, the FBI said. 

Freddy Ford, the former president’s chief of staff, said Bush “has all the confidence in the world in the United States Secret Service and our law enforcement and intelligence communities.”

Shihab came to the U.S. around September 2020 on a visitor visa obtained “through the assistance of a corrupt Iraqi American contractor at the U.S. embassy,” according to the FBI affidavit. Once in the U.S., he applied for asylum and held various jobs around Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

(Read more at CBS News)

Will it take an ISIS attack on an elementary school in Washington to get Biden to close the border?

Obviously, Biden allows a flood of fentanyl over the border, resulting in record levels of overdoses without prompting the Biden regime to close the border. These deaths do not seem to be violent enough to warrant Dementia Joe’s attention.

Now we see that ISIS has made it over the border. Additionally, we know that 42 illegal aliens on the terrorist watchlist have been caught at the border and at least one has been released.

Who knows if this threat was part of what motivated the nut who shot up the Uvalde elementary? One thing that I can tell you, if guns were magically removed from society, then knife violence would probably rise to the levels seen in London.

 

Failures too big for the press to protect Biden

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Biden baby formula response “too little, too late”

The Daily Caller points out how Biden’s baby formula response missed the mark.

The Biden administration fumbled their response to the baby formula shortage every step along the way, including the launch of the Defense Production Act (DPA) on Wednesday, a former FDA official told the Daily Caller.

Abbott, the largest baby formula manufacturer in the country, shut down its Michigan facility in February after it was linked to several bacterial outbreaks in infants in the last year. Forty percent of baby formula was out of stock across the U.S. in late April, according to CBS.

The Biden administration’s response to the shortage has been “embarrassing,” Former FDA Associate Commissioner from 2000-2002, Peter Pitts, told the Daily Caller.

The first infant death tied to Abbott was recorded in September and a second one was recorded in May.

The FDA didn’t put “plans in place to import foreign baby formula” until a week ago, didn’t contact retailers right away to avoid panic buying, didn’t contact pediatricians to communicate with parents, and didn’t communicate with parents about what might happen with the shortage, Pitts said.

Pitts credited the FDA with reaching out to other manufacturers to tell them to ramp up production, and working with Abbott to fix the problem.

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said May 12 that President Joe Biden has been working to address the shortage for “weeks and months now.” The Biden administration waited until May to say anything in press briefings about the issue, but repeatedly stated the FDA was in control and was working with the White House “24/7.” Biden also spoke to retailers May 12 and announced measures to “cut red tape,” “crack down on any price gouging,” and increase imports.

A reporter pressed Biden on why it took so long for the administration to do something about the shortage.

“If we’d been better mind readers, I guess we could have,” Biden responded, in his first public statement on the issue May 13.

“When you shut a plant that makes 40% of the product down, you don’t need a crystal ball to say there are going to be shortages. You can basically be a 10-year-old to figure it out. The president embarrassed himself,” Pitts said.

Psaki said May 13 the production of “baby formula is so specialized and so specific that you can’t just use the Defense Production Act to say to a company that produces something else, ‘Produce baby formula,’” adding that the DPA was just “under consideration.” It was launched five days later.

The DPA was initiated May 18 “to ensure that manufacturers have the necessary ingredients to make safe, healthy infant formula here at home,” the Biden administration stated. A senior official added that “oil, fat blend, labels, cans” are the key ingredients to make baby formula, and the supply chain will be sped up to deliver the formula faster.

(Read of the flying leap and the agreement with Abbott at the Daily Caller)

This is what you get when you go from less regulation of business to hyper-regulation

Biden seems to be on a tear to pull apart all of President Trump’s accomplishments (which, in this case, includes reinstating the draconian business regulations that stifled businesses not willing to bend the knee to Democrats — or maybe stifling businesses that had taken on a little too much of one or another Democrat constituency). 

Biden needs to reverse course, but he won’t

The Washington Times provides its opinion on how Americans have pushed Biden down in the polls in response to his pushing America down economically.

New inflation data show annualized inflation persistently above 8%, with inflation over the past 3 months running at almost 10%. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that “we have both the tools we need and the resolve it will take” to deal with it.

But Mr. Powell cannot do the job alone. In order to reduce inflation without driving the economy into a recession, he needs help from Congress and President Biden: a reversal of anti-growth policies, some instituted by executive order, that are raising prices and contributing to inflation. Specifically, Mr. Powell needs lower government spending, no new taxes and more energy production.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, America had the strongest economy in the world, was energy independent, and was poised for expansive future growth. In the second half of 2020, America rebounded from the pandemic. But Mr. Biden dismantled pro-growth policies and the Gross Domestic Product shrank in real terms in the first quarter of 2022.

Will the economy see another quarter of declining GDP, which would mean the economy is in a recession? No one knows. The important question is this: Does America now have policies in place to lift sustainable growth and help Mr. Powell rid the economy of inflation? Unfortunately, the answer is no. 

Spending — Despite strong GDP growth in the second half of 2020, Mr. Biden proposed, and Congress passed, more than $4 trillion in new federal programs, or approximately 26% of a $24 trillion U.S. economy, one of the largest increases in government spending in history. The expanded spending programs were inflationary, unnecessary, and wasteful of taxpayer dollars.

Build Back Better, Mr. Biden’s proposals to raise taxes and entitlement spending did not have the 50 votes to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate in 2021. If some version of the bill were to pass in 2022, its provisions would discourage more people from working, making supply chain problems and inflation even worse.

Taxes — In Build Back Better, in his Fiscal Year 2023 Budget, and in a May 10 speech Mr. Biden proposed new taxes that would reduce American jobs, slow American growth and diminish the prospects for innovation and entrepreneurship in America. That is a prescription for an uncompetitive economy, further reducing economic growth. 

On the individual side, Mr. Biden has proposed raising the top tax rate from 37% to 39.6%; taxing unrealized capital gains at death; raising the top tax rate on capital gains and dividends from 20% to 39.6%; and imposing a wealth tax for those with net wealth of over $100 million. These families would face taxes on the value of assets, such as stocks, bonds or private companies, even before they are sold — without an equivalent credit when the value of the asset declined. This would result in people hiding assets that are harder to tax. This translates into less capital for productive investment, decreased productivity and fewer jobs — a worse environment for economic growth.

On the corporate side, Mr. Biden proposes to raise taxes to 28%, up from the current rate of 21%. When average state and local taxes are added, the rate would be 32%, well above the 23% average of other developed countries. This would encourage capital to move offshore in search of lower rates.

Energy — America has been, and should still be, the largest producer of energy in the world. Mr. Biden has adopted policies to ensure that America is neither energy independent nor generating more energy. Cutting energy production at home, while encouraging hostile countries to expand their production, further shifts U.S. economic growth overseas and contributes to slower growth. Mandating that all cars sold in America run on batteries will cause the United States to be dependent on China for vehicular transportation.

(Read about the decline in wages at the Washington Times)

It seems like, despite his displays of dementia, Joe has learned a bit on how to destroy capitalism from Obama

Just as Obama seemed intent on killing yacht construction and private jet construction jobs so that he could crow with Senators Ted Kennedy and George Mitchell about “soaking the rich,” Joe seems to be intent on killing our economy so that he can crow about “saving the environment from oil” with the socialist Squad in the House.

Nonetheless, whether the reason for Biden’s sticking with this course grows out of his liberalism or his spite for all things Trump (or whether it originates in the person controlling his teleprompter), I cannot really tell. The one thing I can tell is that he doesn’t seem to want to deviate from his set course.

 

As mid-terms approach, Democrats need to REALLY rethink

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Even in “pausing” disinformation, Democrats keep advancing obvious disinformation

The Washington Free Beacon points out that — though the Democrats claim to be “pausing” the DHS disinformation board — they admit they are continuing the disinformation through a swampy Republican.

The Department of Homeland Security’s controversial plan to create a Disinformation Governance Board helmed by “truth czar” Nina Jankowicz has been “paused,” the Washington Post‘s Taylor Lorenz reported on Wednesday.

Lorenz, the self-proclaimed “most online reporter that you can find,” buried the lede in a rambling lament about “How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts.” After expending three paragraphs praising Jankowicz, 33, as a so-called expert “in the field of fighting disinformation and extremism” and complaining about the “unrelenting barrage or harassment and abuse” she received from “the right-wing Internet,” Lorenz finally reported some news:

Now, just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being “paused,” according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed during the course of reporting of this story. On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board’s dissolution.

But Tuesday night, Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department’s work was put on hold because of the backlash it faced, according to multiple people with knowledge of the call. Working groups within DHS focused on mis-, dis- and mal-information have been suspended. The board could still be shut down pending a review from the Homeland Security Advisory Council. On Wednesday morning, Jankowicz officially resigned from her role within the department.

The so-called pause comes less than two weeks after the Biden administration tapped former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff to advise the disinformation board in response to widespread criticism of Jankowicz and her history of peddling disinformation. Chertoff, however, was also guilty of pushing disinformation.

(Read additional points at the Washington Free Beacon)

Karine admits that Democrats will not give up spreading disinformation

Since every portion of Karine Jean-Pierre’s responses to Peter Doocy’s questions qualify as misinformation, it should be no surprise that she would announce that the Democrats will continue their disinformation efforts.

For the Democrat apologists who wander by this blog, Karine provides these points of disinformation (red text provides an opposing voice):

  • The Department of Homeland Security (contrary to her narrative — the DHS was once a law enforcement entity established to coordinate the defense of America against terrorist attack) in her eyes was mischaracterized when it set up the Disinformation Governance Board (but, in actuality, we saw the truth).
  • They were explicit (according to Karine) in what they would do (although I would challenge you to find a Biden regime statement on the DHS Board).
  • This was never about censorship, policing speech, … (never mind the well-known events in the past where the Biden regime called on Twitter and Facebook to censor what they called “disinformation“)
  • As Secretary Mayorkas said, he has asked former DHS Secretary, Michael Chernoff (a never-Trump Republican thrown into the mix to provide a little distraction), and former DAG, Jamie Gorelick, to lead a thorough review (bull).
  • This is the pause that I was talking (there will be and has been no pause in Democrat spin — as demonstrated by this spin diatribe), about an assessment as members of the bipartisan Homeland Security Council — Advisory Council. The board will not convene during that period, but the department’s work across several administrations to address disinformation (information and disinformation do not threaten Americans who were formerly free from Democrat propaganda and could choose what to and what not to believe) that threatens the security for our country is critical and will continue.

Democrat war hawks prioritize Ukraine over American small business

Why did the Senate pass $40B aid to Ukraine?

One has to ask why anti-Trump Republicans and gun-grabbing Democrats were so hot to pass the aid to Ukraine.

Did we not learn anything with Iraq and Afghanistan? Why are we stepping into another nation-building scheme where we will soon find ourselves committing troops? Furthermore, with Biden’s history of having his crack-head son receiving billions from Ukrainian companies, what assurances do we have that the money actually goes to fight for Ukraine (and not pay Biden or build bank accounts of oligarchs in Ukraine)?

Why did the Senate then block $48B aid to small businesses

Although we do not need another round of handouts from Big Brother, either a tax cut or loan guarantees to small business to help them through the Biden regime’s recession (brought on by their anti-oil push) would help.

As explained in a way that covers for the Democrats at The Hill, we see that this bill lost support (possibly due to its tight focus on select businesses).

The Senate on Thursday blocked a bipartisan bill to provide $48 billion to restaurants, gyms and other small businesses hit particularly hard by the pandemic. 

Senators voted 52-43 to hold a vote on the bill, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed to move forward. Just five GOP senators voted for the motion to proceed, with the bill’s opponents citing its impact on the federal deficit and inflation.

The vote likely spells doom for the bill, which was crafted by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Ben Cardin D-Md.) and backed by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) as a way to help struggling small businesses get out of debt accrued during the pandemic. 

“Well, this was our best shot. Make no mistake about it, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to get it done,” Cardin told reporters after the vote. “But you know, I’ll always fight for small businesses. I’ll continue to look for ways we can help.”

Pressed after the vote on any potential plans for a similar measure in the future, Wicker told The Hill, “You know, time is a very fleeting commodity, so I just don’t know.”

Advocates had argued that the additional funds were needed to prevent scores of debt-ridden small businesses from closing down.

(Read more at The Hill)

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 10, verses 1 through 11

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God’s final Word – A Mighty Angel

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. Why has God allowed evil in the world?

    Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? (Job 21:7 NIV)

    Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies. (Psalms 10:1‭-‬5 NIV)

    How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever? Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!
    Psalms 74:10‭-‬11 NIV)

    O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. See how your enemies growl, how your foes rear their heads. (Psalms 83:1‭-‬2 NIV)

    How long, Lord, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant? They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting. (Psalms 94:3‭-‬4 NIV)

    You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease? (Jeremiah 12:1 NIV)

    They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” (Revelation 6:10 NIV)

    Why has God allowed evil in the world?

    One class member responded by saying that God allows evil in the world to remind us that man has a choice between good and evil. Another class member responded by saying that it was God’s grace that allowed us to exist beyond our first sin. Yet another responded that God allowed evil to illustrate how the Devil was wrong about how Christians would respond to that evil (referring to Job’s example of having endured the tests of Satan).

    All the pain, sorrow, suffering and evil in the world cause the godly to long for God to intervene. The day is coming when all the purposes of God concerning mankind and the world will be consummated. At that time, the Lord Jesus Christ will return and establish His earthly kingdom.

    At that time, all the scoffers, agnostics and atheists who mocked the thought that Christ will return will be silenced. The millennia of sin, lies, murders, thefts, wars and persecution and martyrdom of God’s people will be over. Satan and his demons will be bound in the abyss for 1,000 years; there will be peace among mankind and even the animal kingdom; sorrow, sadness, mourning and pain will vanish.

    The sounding of the seventh trumpet which heralds the imminent return and reign of the Lord Jesus will usher in that long-anticipated day.

    The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15 NIV)

    What is your reaction to this?

    One class member responded by praising God that we will be in heaven. However, this will mark a point of sadness for all others left on Earth.

  2. A mighty angel — Revelation 10:1-3

    Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. (Revelation 10:1‭-‬3 NIV)

    1. A mighty angel — Revelation 10:1a

      “Then I saw” indicates the beginning of a new vision. Some identify this angel as Jesus Christ but I believe several factors dispute this identification.

      • The use of ἄλλος (allos — another of the same kind) versus ἑτερόs (heteros — another of a different kind)
      • Whenever Jesus appears in Revelation, John gives Him an unmistakable title
      • The pre-incarnate Christ identifications as an angel stopped once the incarnation occurred.
      • The oath

        Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay! (Revelation 10:5‭-‬6 NIV)

        When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, (Hebrews 6:13 NIV)

      • This angel came down out of heaven to the earth.
    2. His spectacular attire — Revelation 10:1b

      He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. (Revelation 10:1b NIV)

      What is your reaction/response to the appearance of this mighty angel?

      A rainbow would refer to the promise to not destroy by water. A face like the sun would remove all chances to hide from judgement. Legs like fiery pillars would point toward power.

    3. The little book — Revelation 10:2a

      He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. (Revelation 10:2a NIV)

    4. The actions of the mighty angel — Revelation 10:2b-3

      He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, and he gave a loud shout like the roar of a lion. When he shouted, the voices of the seven thunders spoke. (Revelation 10:1‭-‬3 NIV)

      What would be your reaction to the voices of 10:3 if you were still on the earth?

      One class member said that they would be terrified; however, since the people remaining would be blinded to the truth, he could not fathom their reaction. They might react in defiance.

  3. Seven thunders — Revelation 10:4

    And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.” (Revelation 10:4 NIV)

    Many commentators have speculated on what was said in these thunders; however, these are empty speculations. If God wanted us to know their words, He would have allowed John to write what was said.

  4. Voice from heaven — Revelation 10:5-7

    Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay! But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.” (Revelation 10:5‭-‬7 NIV)

    The raising of the right hand is a standard gesture for taking a solemn vow. To take such a vow is to affirm before God that one is going to speak the truth.

    Some suggest that this action violates the prohibition given by Jesus.

    But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. (Matthew 5:34‭-‬35 NIV)

    However, the Bible does not forbid the taking of oaths (but rather the evasive swearing of oaths with intent to deceive). The Bible also records that God Himself has taken oaths.

    The content of the angel’s oath was that there will no longer be any delay indicating that the judgment of the 7th trumpet is about to come, which includes the 7 bowl judgments. The time of God’s patience is seen as having ended; the time for the final acts of judgment is at hand. The time anticipated in the disciples’ questions recorded in Matthew 24:3 and Acts 1:6 has come. The prayers of the saints in Revelation 6:9-10 are about to be answered.

    What is your response to this angel’s proclamation?

  5. An unusual assignment — Revelation 10:8-11

    Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but ‘in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.’” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.” (Revelation 10:8‭-‬11 NIV)

    Notice that the voice told John to “take” the little book. Do you think that is significant?

    Do you recall when you “took” the Word of God to heart? If so, what impact did that have on you? Do you believe it is important to “know” and “stay” in the Word of God? Explain.

    The act of eating the scroll symbolizes the absorbing and assimilation of God’s Word. The words are sweet because John, like all believers wanted the Lord to act in judgment and take back the earth. But, the realization of the terrible doom awaiting unbelievers turned that initial sweet taste into being sour.

    We also see John being commissioned to write the rest of the prophecies which God was going to give him. As an exile on Patmos, he had no opportunity to preach to all the nations. However, he was to write the prophecies, which have been distributed to warn all people of the bitterness of the judgment, death and hell. This chapter presents an interlude of hope tinged with bitterness that reminds us of our responsibilities to share the truth with the world. A day of judgment is coming and the Lord wants none to perish but all to come to repentance.

    Does this impress on you a privilege or responsibility as part of God’s family?

  6. How do we go about “eating” the Word of God?
    1. Listen to the Word of God.

      Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. (Romans 10:17 NIV)

    2. Read the Word of God.

      Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. (Psalms 119:18 NIV)

      We should have some plan for reading the Bible on a consistent basis. One Year Bible; reading a book of the New Testament every 30 days, etc.

    3. Study the Word of God.

      Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)

      Bible study, Sunday School, Wednesday night Pastor’s corner, etc.

    4. Memorize the Word of God.

      I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalms 119:11 NIV)

    5. Meditate on the Word of God.

      but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. (Psalms 1:2 NIV)

      Meditation means “to turn over in your mind.” Turn God’s Word over in your mind, thinking of ways to follow Him more closely.

      Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (Joshua 1:8 NIV)

 

Accusations from the Left versus Actions from the Left

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I have a hard time figuring out the Left.

On one hand, they accuse the Right of: On the other hand, they commit:
Insurrection when people enter the Capitol (most just wandering through the halls like well-controlled tourists) What seems to be a revolt when they pledge to become “ungovernable
Having no compassion for our fellow citizens when we do not submit our bodies to “the jab” One supreme act of non-compassion as they make baby-killing the hill they will (only metaphorically) die on
Racism by proxy due to the acts of the Buffalo shooter What seems to be a degree of support (considering that the left-leaning social media published the Buffalo shooter’s video while blocking many conservative videos)
Violence when a Marxist, climate-change nut who wrote a manifesto indefensibly shoots Blacks because of their skin color Themselves to rioting in the streets over the possibility of losing Roe v Wade (never mind that most Planned Parenthoods are built in minority communities and that minority businesses were razed during the left-wing 2020 George Floyd riots)
Being racist when another person commits a racist act (like that at Buffalo) The soft racism of selective attention by ignoring the attack on an American-Taiwanese church and the attack on the Christmas parade
Dictatorship when five out of nine Justices vote to return the issue of abortion to be voted on by the states (when, 49 years ago, seven robed men discovered the right to abortion in the Constitution) Hypocrisy over dictatorships (as when Biden turned to Venezuelan dictator for oil after Biden unilaterally cancels U.S. lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska)
Promoting the concept of “Replacement theory” recently through media personalities like Tucker Carlson More hypocrisy (since the New York Times published We can replace them in October 2018 and  replacement theory has often been the topic of choice at Politico and other left-wing rags)

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 9, verses 13 through 21

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God’s final Word – Death on Earth: the sixth trumpet

The following comes purely through the notes of Mark Ramsey.

  1. The sixth trumpet — Revelation 9:13-14

    The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” (Revelation 9:13‭-‬14 NIV)

    The sixth trumpet, or the second woe, is a demonic army. Here, the line is drawn between which choice we make in this life.

    We are either part of the “domain of darkness” or the “kingdom of God’s beloved Son.”

    For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, (Colossians 1:13 NIV)

    We are either companions of God or companions of Satan; companions of saints or companions of sinners. Do you agree there is no middle ground? Explain.

    In this chapter, we see rejection of all offers of grace and mercy and the life-giving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in favor of the “passing pleasures of sin.”

    Do we see this today – favoring the self-indulgence and pleasures of sin over God’s offer of grace and mercy through the life-giving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ? What is your explanation for this?

    The voice commanding the sixth angel comes from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. This is the altar where the martyred saints pleaded for God’s vengeance. When this trumpet judgment occurs, the time for mercy will have passed as this altar has passed from an altar of mercy to an altar of judgment. Sinful men have finally and completely rejected God’s gracious offer of salvation.

    How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10:29‭-‬31 NIV)

    These angels are demons. They control a huge demonic army set to wage war against fallen mankind when God releases them to do so.

    Does this imagery concern you or frighten you? Does it compel you to share the Gospel?

    The most prominent river referred to in Scripture is the Euphrates:

    1. It formed one of the boundaries of the garden of Eden

      The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. (Genesis 2:14 NIV)

    2. It was near this river that sin began – the first lie was told, the first murder was committed and the tower of Babel was built.
    3. It was the eastern boundary of the Promised Land

      On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates— (Genesis 15:18 NIV)

    4. It is the river over which the enemies of God will cross to engage in the battle of Armageddon

      The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
      Revelation 16:12‭-‬16 NIV)

    5. It flows right through the heart of the Middle East. It originates in Turkey, snakes through Syria, flows straight through the center of Iraq, and joins the Tigris River before emptying into the Persian Gulf.
    6. Do you find it interesting that these four demons overseeing the 200 million troops were bound at this location?
  2. Great numbers die — Revelation 9:15-19

    And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand. I heard their number. The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury. (Revelation 9:15‭-‬19 NIV)

    Remember the judgment of the fourth seal killed 1/4 of the earth’s population.

    I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:8 NIV)

    This additional 1/3 brings the death toll from 2 judgments alone to more than 1/2 of the earth’s population. This staggering total does not include those who perished in the other seal and trumpet judgments. This terrible slaughter will completely disrupt human society.

    John reports that he heard the number of the armies as two hundred million. The colors of red like fire, dark blue or black like smoke and sulfurous yellow are the same colors and features of hell.

    they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
    Revelation 14:10 NIV)

    But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. (Revelation 19:20 NIV)

    And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10 NIV)

    But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8 NIV)

    Horses are frequently associated with warfare in Scripture. However, it is clear that these are not actual horses.

    Some commentators have desperately tried to link this grotesque image with modern weapons like helicopters, tanks or fighter jets. However, because these creatures are identified as the armies of the four wicked angels of the Euphrates, it seems more reasonable to conclude that they are symbols of an army of demons unleashed to bring death and destruction upon the inhabitants of the earth.

    What humans have experienced in natural disasters, military strikes and terrorist attacks will be completely forgotten in light of these unparalleled events.

    Many people will survive this onslaught. What will happen to those who live through it? How will they respond to this? Will they turn to their righteous Redeemer in repentance? What is your explanation for their response?

  3. Refusal to repent — Revelation 9:20-21

    The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts. (Revelation 9:20‭-‬21 NIV)

    We have:

    1. Years of suffering and death,
    2. Powerful preaching of the gospel by the 144,000 Jewish evangelists,

      After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben 12,000, from the tribe of Gad 12,000, from the tribe of Asher 12,000, from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000, from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000, from the tribe of Simeon 12,000, from the tribe of Levi 12,000, from the tribe of Issachar 12,000, from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000, from the tribe of Joseph 12,000, from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000. (Revelation 7:1‭-‬8 NIV)

    3. Miracles and preaching by the two witnesses,

      I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.” (Revelation 11:1‭-‬4 NIV)

    4. An angel in the sky, and

      Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” (Revelation 14:6‭-‬7 NIV)

    5. Other believers, and

      And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14 NIV)

    6. Yet, the survivors still refuse to repent.

    God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” (Hebrews 4:7 NIV)

    Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.” Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him. (John 12:37‭-‬41 NIV)

    They failed to heed the Bible’s warnings and, tragically, they choose to worship the dragon and the beast instead of the Lamb.

    John lists the sins representative of the defiance of those who refuse to repent. Idolatry, mysticism, spiritism, satanism and all other forms of false religions will become pandemic, as demons lead people into more wicked vicious behavior. John lists worshipping demons and the work of our hands (idols); murders; magic arts – the Greek word – φαρμάκων (pharmekeon – drugs); sexual immorality; thefts – symbolic of lawlessness. Are we witnessing these today in our culture? How are the people in positions of authority responding to these actions?

    In light of the coming judgment, what do you believe is your responsibility at this point?

    Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 1:22‭-‬23 NIV)

    Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:25‭-‬26 NIV)

    Do these Scripture verses have any influence on you as a believer?

 

A litney of liberal lies exposed

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Part 1: the lie of principled liberals – Liberals who would prioritize their pleasure over people

Bill Maher blasts pro-choice protesters who targeted SCOTUS homes

The Daily Mail points out how protesters have targeted the Supreme Court and the White House has not condemned those protests.

Bill Maher has blasted Jen Psaki for refusing to condemn pro-choice protesters who gathered outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices.  

During his Friday night chat show, the HBO host blasted the recently-departed former White House Press Secretary by playing a clip of her mealy-mouthed response to a question about the recent protests.

‘I don’t have an official U.S. Government position on where people protest,’ Psaki said to reporters, much to Maher’s irritation.

‘But we do!’ Maher retorted. ‘It’s wrong! It’s intimidation! It’s against the law!’ 

Although he noted how the protesters were not ‘terribly violent’, the anti-woke liberal host posed the question: ‘Would you want this outside your house?’

The largely peaceful protests have drawn Republican criticism over privacy rights of court members, but activists have responded by pointing to years of often violent protests outside abortion clinics and at the homes of doctors providing the medical procedure.

And many have cited the pending Supreme Court decision as a far greater invasion of privacy.

One of Maher’s guests, Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, pointed out a law established in 1950 that forbids protesting outside the home of a judge in order to influence their decision.

Harman suggested ‘it would be much better’ to rally in Washington D.C. instead. 

Maher noted how the issue of abortion could spark ‘civil war’ division where ‘we gonna be two countries, one where you’re a free woman and one where it’s a Dred Scott situation.’

‘Look at some of the things that are being proposed in some of these states,’ Maher began. ‘I mean, Louisiana says flat-out it’s a homicide. So when you drive from LA to Nevada, on one side of the border, you’re just a free person. The other side, you’re a criminal. You can fly across the country and gain and lose your reproductive rights 20 times. How can America sustain that?’

‘It can’t. And it’s wrong,’ Harman responded. ‘And what’s wrong with this is that we’ll get worse unless the Supreme Court- let’s pray, let’s pray- comes out with a different decision from the draft opinion.’

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

There is the lawless element within the liberal movement. Then again, there is the possibility of Biden rubbing off on liberals.

How is it that such a number of Americans cannot read or understand one law passed in 1950 concerning the intimidation of judges, juries, and other parts of the judicial system. To whit:

Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Who cares if the protests were “mostly peaceful?” They are illegal. That should have been massive arrests and incarcerations (but has not been, as with any pro-Democrat demonstration).

However, considering that these are people that would prioritize their sexual pleasure over the life of a baby (and that is what the abortion debate boils down to), would you expect them to submit to law? They don’t obviously submit to the sensibility of trying to protect the young. Why would they submit to the rule of law?

Still, maybe we should consider another angle. There may be the possibility that Biden has rubbed off on the rest of liberals, just as Joe has seemed to have affected Kamala.

Part 2: the lie of compassionate liberals: Liberals who would launder money rather than help people

Adam Laxalt: “Shocking abhorrent proposal” to send $44B to Ukraine as Americans suffer

Breitbart reports on the words of former Nevada Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt as he calls out the immoral acts of the current herd of Democrats.

This week, 194 House Republicans voted with House Democrats to send $44 billion in American taxpayer money to Ukraine. Those Republicans include House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Cortez Masto has yet to comment on the proposal but she previously voted months ago to approve $13 billion in taxpayer money for Ukraine. On Saturday, Laxalt called on Cortez Masto to oppose the foreign aid boondoggle.

“Nevadans didn’t send Senator Catherine Cortez Masto to Washington to ship $40 billion of our tax dollars into a war zone in Ukraine, while at the same time our families here at home are facing record gas prices, crippling inflation, the nation’s third-highest unemployment rate, and an open border that continues fueling alarming spikes in drug deaths and sex trafficking,” Laxalt said in a statement.

“I call on our Senator Masto to stand with struggling Nevada families and immediately announce that she will reject this shocking abhorrent proposal,” he continued. “For once, Senator Masto should break from failed Washington policies and actually focus on the problems here at home.”

In a Twitter post, Laxalt detailed why he opposes the Ukraine funding:



(Read of the object of the $40B in funding at Breitbart)

The domestic problems will not receive funding for one reason: they have an origin with Biden

Record high gas prices: Biden and his green-new-deal friends. Inflation: Bidenflation grown from the green-new-deal friends. Unemployment: Biden. Open borders: Gracias, Biden. Record crime: Biden and the Soros district attorneys. Record drug overdoses: Biden.

Part 3: the lie of non-dictatorial liberals: Liberals who would bail out a dictator rather than help people

Democrats pressure Biden to give the murderous Venezuelan regime a break

Breitbart tells us of the lifeline thrown by 18 Democrats to the murderous Venezuelan regime.

A group of 18 “Progressive” Democrat members of Congress sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week urging him to drop sanctions against the authoritarian socialist regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.

The letterspearheaded by Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), is co-signed by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Oman (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Pramilia Jayapal (D-WA), among others. The letter urges the Biden administration to continue pursuing dialogue with the Maduro regime and to end the sanctions imposed upon it.

The sanctions the Trump administration placed on the Maduro regime came long after the inevitable socialist-driven collapse of the country. They did not precede Venezuela’s ongoing economic and political crisis and cannot retroactively be the cause of the suffering of the Venezuelan people, especially during 2014-2018, when the food shortages and rationing were so intense that ID-based locks and fingerprint scanners were put in place to ration food.

Venezuela’s ongoing severe health crisis has left citizens without access to proper healthcare, be it public or private.

The Democrats’ letter bases its reasoning on quotes offered by the widely reviled, failed perennial presidential candidate and “opposition” leader Henrique Capriles Radonski in a radio interview in March. Capriles, who the Maduro regime banned from running for any office for 15 years in 2017, is one of the more prominent “opposition” figureheads that have called for the end of sanctions against Maduro.

(Read at Breitbart about similar appeals from Venezuelan officials)

Like the border, this needs to be closed

Take care of Americans before you take care of fat dictators who rule in starving, communist lands.

Part 4: the lie of patriotic liberals: Liberals who would kill the institution of the Supreme Court rather over the abortion issue

Clarence Thomas on Supreme Court leak: “I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions”

Breitbart quotes Justice Thomas as he wonders how much more pressure the system can take before it implodes.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke out about the leaked draft opinion on abortion Friday, saying such a breach brings into question how long our country’s institutions will last “at the rate we’re undermining them.”

Thomas, the longest-serving justice on the nation’s high court, was speaking at a conference for black conservatives in Dallas when he addressed the issue of the leak, saying “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad.”

“I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them, and then I wonder when they’re gone or destabilized what we will have as a country. And I don’t think the prospects are good if we continue to lose them,” he continued.

The draft opinion, the authenticity of which was confirmed by Chief Justice John Roberts, was written by fellow Justice Samuel Alito. It was an explicit overturning of the infamous pro-abortion case Roe v. Wade as well as Planned Parenthood v. Casey — sending the issue of abortion back to state legislatures.

In confirming its authenticity, Roberts said that it was not necessarily the ruling that the Court will come down with, while at the same time directing the Marshal of the Court to open an investigation into the origin of the leak.

While many on the left lauded the leak as “brave,” those more concerned about the longevity of American institutions took a different view.

“When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder,” Thomas said. “It’s kind of like infidelity in that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Because Biden has not denounced the leak or (in large part) the violence from the leftists toward Crisis Pregnancy Centers, we cannot trust Biden to represent us

The “great uniter” needs to come out in opposition to everything that would destroy civility. However, just as he never said a peep against the George Floyd protests of 2020, he will not say anything now.

He does not represent anything but the Far Left.

 

Liberal lies exposed

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He looked at the data and discovered the BLM narrative about cops was a lie. Then he was fired.

The Daily Wire shows how a reporter found lies in the BLM narrative and was fired for exposing those lies.

Zac Kriegman had worked at Thomson Reuters for more than six years, most recently as a director of data scientists. Concerned with data and statistics, Kriegman and his team advised numerous other divisions within company.

But in 2020, Kriegman noticed changes within the company, with coworkers publishing numerous articles about “White Privilege” on the company’s internal collaboration platform. When the Black Lives Matter (BLM) riots broke out that summer, the platform was filled with support for the organization without any question as to the narrative being told about race in America.

“This concerned me. I had been following the academic research on BLM for years (for example, hereherehere and here), and I had come to the conclusion that the claim upon which the whole movement rested—that police more readily shoot black people—was false,” Kriegman wrote in an article published on Bari Weiss’ substack. “ The data was unequivocal. It showed that, if anything, police were slightly less likely to use lethal force against black suspects than white ones.”

Kriegman discovered that, based on a database of police shootings compiled by The Washington Post, police have fatally shot 39% more unarmed white people than black people in the past five years. BLM activists have insisted, however, that since there are six times as many white people in America as black people, police should be shooting 600% more. Anything less, Kriegman wrote, is evidence to the activists of police bias.

Kriegman suggested that such a comparison isn’t as accurate as comparing “Black suspects who pose a grave danger and white suspects who do the same,” but wrote that there isn’t reliable data for such a comparison. Instead, he used Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County Patrick Frey’s calculations based on FBI data that found “black Americans account for 37 percent of those who murder police officers, and 34 percent of the unarmed suspects killed by police. Meanwhile, whites make up 42.7 percent of cop killers and 42 percent of the unarmed suspects shot by police—meaning whites are killed by police at a 7 percent higher rate than blacks.”

Kriegman broadened the analysis to include armed suspects, finding that with those numbers included, whites are shot at a 70% higher rate than blacks. He then mentions the only study that looks at the rate at which police use lethal force across racial groups, conducted by Harvard economist Roland Fryer. Fryer, who is black, tried to prove BLM’s narrative in 2016, but ended up disproving it by finding that, while black Americans and Latinos may experience some amount of police force, they are slightly less likely to be shot by police than whites.

(Read at the Daily Wire of the reaction to Kriegman’s findings on BLM)

Never mind that statistics also do not work toward the BLM narrative

Never mind that Black males only made up 6.5% of the population, but accounted for 33.5% of the murder victims. Never mind that about 13% of the population commits 63% of the murders.

Never mind that liberal judges have released felons within the minority communities. No. Never mind that.

Biden’s supply problem isn’t just “treadmills” anymore

The Washington Examiner explores the reasons that Biden cannot blame a slow supply chain for the current baby formula crisis.

It wasn’t that long ago that former White House press secretary Jen Psaki was downplaying the nation’s supply chain problems as “the tragedy of the treadmill.”

Just as she dismissed the topic of inflation as something that only affects rich people, Psaki spoke of the broken supply chain as if only leisure purchases for the wealthy were at risk. But even as they put on a brave face, officials in the Biden administration were aware that the problem went much, much deeper. And they did nothing.

The administration’s handling of completely predictable supply chain problems stemming from COVID-19 has been just as appalling as Psaki’s earlier insouciance suggests. And this is how the current baby formula shortage was made possible.

Biden and Democrats don’t have any answers to the current inflation crisis, nor the supply-chain crisis that is contributing to it. They spent this week fiddling about with legislation that would kill babies rather than feed them, which had no chance of passing anyway because a bipartisan majority of senators opposed it. For fear of seeming out-of-touch on the economic troubles that will decide the midterm elections, some Democrats have ridiculously attempted to connect to the problem of inflation — as if the nation could simply abort its way back to the rapid pre-Biden pace of recovery from COVID-19.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg remains as much of a nonentity on issues of transportation as he ever has been. The sum of his entire activity in office has been a sorry attempt to atone for his record on race relations in South Bend, Indiana, so that he has a prayer of winning a few black votes ahead of the 2028 presidential election.

So what’s a hungry baby to do? At this moment, America’s babies, at least, are out of luck — especially babies from low-income families, who are disproportionately likely to be formula-fed. The only babies Biden is helping to get formula right now are the ones brought into the United States illegally. The Biden administration has managed to find pallets of formula for immigration detainees in South Texas Border Patrol facilities at a time when nobody else can find the stuff in stores.

The immediate cause of the shortage appears to be a recall by one of the few companies that make formula, whose basis (an infection that four babies contracted around the time they drank the product) appears to have been unfounded in the first place. That the entire system could be brought to its knees by four coincidental infections is a testimony to just how fragile the supply chain has become. It only makes matters worse that the company in question, Abbott, will not be able to reopen its Michigan plant for two weeks nor to replenish diminished supplies for as long as two months.

The U.S. is the world’s economic powerhouse. So why is it that shoppers in the Biden era keep running into barren shelves, such that they feel like they live in the old Soviet Union? This is not a failure of the free market — it is a failure of leadership in a White House so fixated on abortion, forcing men into women’s private spaces, and investigating parents as terrorists for participating in local school board politics that it neglects the basics.

(Read how Joe might stop his slide as told at the Washington Examiner)

Americans should explore various aspects of this baby formula shortage

Americans should be asking why destitute families made poorer by Biden’s ant-oil agenda now have to scramble to feed their infants.

Women and those concerned about righteousness might think about how our society’s tendency to hyper-sexualize breasts may have contributed to the reluctance to breastfeed (and thus part of this problem).

Patriots might consider the extent to which Joe’s partisan politics (and the Democrat party’s lean away from family and toward transgender, anti-religion, and related issues) may have played a part.

Industry disputes Interior Department’s rationale for canceling Alaska offshore lease sale

The Washington Examiner quotes oil industry leaders who disputed Biden’s excuse for canceling the offshore lease sale.

Industry groups and some Republicans are disputing the Biden administration‘s justification for pulling the plug on the offshore lease sale in Alaska‘s Cook Inlet, which it said was canceled “due to lack of industry interest.”

Both have argued energy companies and other parties did want the sale to move forward and that the only way to gauge interest in the sale properly would have been to hold it and allow energy companies to offer bids.

The Interior Department confirmed late Wednesday it would not move forward with work on three offshore lease sales, one for acreage in Cook Inlet and two off the Gulf Coast, the last outstanding sales outlined in the current five-year offshore leasing program.

Kara Moriarty, president and CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, said the administration’s reasoning on Cook Inlet was “disingenuous” and pointed to comments she filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in December in which she expressed her organization’s support for the sale.

“We certainly said, ‘Hey, we support having a lease sale move forward,’ and as a trade association, we don’t put out any comments unless, obviously, the majority of our members support that,” she told the Washington Examiner.

Moriarty also echoed the response of Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), who criticized the cancellation and said “only holding a lease sale” would ultimately illustrate companies’ level of interest.

“If you really want to know if a company is interested in picking up leases, hold the lease sale. There’s nothing that says you can’t hold it and then nobody show,” she said.

Moriarty also likened competition over acreage to a game of poker in which energy companies are often not prepared to “show their hand” and reveal publicly whether they intend to bid or not beforehand.

The Interior Department did not disclose how it determined the level of industry interest to be lacking, but it isn’t a novel justification, something the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management noted in an update to the lease sale’s webpage published Friday.

The Interior Department canceled a lease sale for Cook Inlet in 2011 for the same reason. Then, in 2017, the department went on to award 14 tracts covering 76,615 acres in the inlet.

As for the two Gulf lease sales canceled Wednesday, the administration said it will not move forward because of “delays due to factors including conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

While I initially thought the potential drillers might have grown tired of being beaten down by Biden, they wanted to compete

True to the American spirit, companies wanted to continue to fight for existence.

However, not so true to the American spirit, Biden lied about why the leases in the Gulf and Alaska remained without bids.

No, Jen Psaki, Trump didn’t start the DHS “Truth Ministry.” That’s literal disinformation

The Daily Caller exposes some disinformation coming out of Jen Psaki and the Biden regime.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has spread disinformation repeatedly from the podium while speaking about the Disinformation Governance Board, claiming its “work” was present under the Trump administration.

Psaki’s go-to defense of the establishment of the board under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a continuation “of disinformation-related work that began under the prior administration.” One of the key bodies countering disinformation founded under former President Donald Trump, the Countering Foreign Influence Task Force (CFITF), was renamed by the Biden administration when he came into office the Mis-, Dis-, and Malinformation (MDM) and was modified to focus on domestic rather than foreign threats, two Trump DHS officials told the Daily Caller.

“The CFITF was focused on foreign influence – particularly as it related to elections. The current MDM description from DHS takes the word ‘foreign’ out of the title. It’s clear that MDM, as it’s currently defined, is also looking at domestic communication,” Chad Wolf, former acting secretary of the DHS, told the Daily Caller.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was created in 2018 under Trump to counter cybersecurity threats. In May of 2018, “a Countering Foreign Influence Task Force (CFITF) was established within CISA’s predecessor agency,” according to CISA’s website, and was tasked with “helping the American people understand the risks from” MDM.

CFITF was modified by the Biden administration in 2021 to officially change its name to MDM, and its “mission evolved to reflect the changing information environment,” according to its website.

The Biden-era DHS, its assistant press secretary and the CFITF did not respond to several requests from the Daily Caller to say why the name change was necessary, and what the new “mission” of the MDM is.

The MDM is now “charged with building national resilience to MDM and foreign influence activities,” the website reads. It also mentions that MDM campaigns are waged by both “foreign and domestic threat actors.”

A “Disinformation Stops With You” resource listed on the website statesdisinformation can be spread by “foreign states, scammers and extremist groups.” An election MDM resourcestates “Russian, Chinese, and Iranian state-sponsored elements, as well as domestic extremist groups,” are the primary culprits of spreading MDM.

President Joe Biden stated May 4 the “MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history.”

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Biden’s “America Last” policy hits several new lows

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Democrats show their distain for Americans by starving American babies while feeding illegals

A baby formula shortage leaves parents desperate for food

The New York Times even reports on the lackluster performance of Biden as he creates shortage after shortage for Americans.

Maricella Marquez looked at the last can of baby formula in her kitchen Tuesday and handed her 3-year-old daughter, who suffers from a rare allergic esophageal disorder, a smaller-than-usual portion of the special nutrition she needs to stay healthy.

Marquez has been calling suppliers all over Texas, asking about any new shipments. “Right now they are out of it, completely,” she said. “I’m desperate.”

Marquez lives outside San Antonio, a city that has seen the nation’s highest rate of formula shortages — 56% of normal supplies were out of stock as of Tuesday, according to retail software company Datasembly — amid a nationwide supply crunch that has left parents scrambling to feed their children.

The shortage has been a challenge for families across the country, but it is especially palpable at grocery stores and food banks in San Antonio, a Latino-majority city in South Texas where many mothers lack health insurance and work at low-wage jobs that give them little opportunity to breastfeed. Across the city, baby food aisles are nearly empty, and nonprofit agencies are working overtime to get their hands on new supplies.

The shortage became acute with a recall of a defective brand this year after at least four babies were hospitalized with bacterial infection and at least two babies died. But the recall has been exacerbated by relentless supply-chain woes and labor shortages. The Datasembly research found that the national out-of-stock rate for baby formula reached 43% for the week ending Sunday, up 10% from last month’s average.

(Read more at the New York Times — although it is all bilge)

The regime that couldn’t handle retreat from Afghanistan can’t walk (aid Abbott Nutrition) and chew gum (build a supply chain)

As pointed out by the Washington Examiner, it seems that Biden cannot devote time to help the most vulnerable among us. However, the issue is more under Biden’s sway than even the Examiner suggests.

First, the shutdown of the Abbott Nutrition plant was made on an FDA call under Biden due to mislabeling of contents that lead to the hospitalization of four babies and deaths of two. That plant could be brought back on line within two weeks. What is Biden doing? We cannot know: his meetings have been closed door meetings (probably to hide the multiple gaffes and embarrassing foibles).

Second, if the market was unprepared for issues created by the pandemic, that is one thing. However, for Joe, who ran his presidential campaign on how he would outshine Donald Trump in the handling of the pandemic, to be unprepared on this is inexcusable.

Third, to blame supply chain issues at the same time that the same Biden office shuts down American sources of supply is beyond disingenuous.

Therefore, I feel that Biden and his lackeys do nothing but spit in our face when they let this go. They could work on it, but they cannot be bothered. Joe needs to take a nap.

Biden regime provides pallets of baby formula to illegal aliens amid a national shortage

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas notes how Biden has provided pallets of baby formula to illegals as Americans go without.

Governor Greg Abbott and National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd today issued a joint statement on the Biden Administration providing baby formula to illegal immigrant holding facilities as American parents scramble amid a nationwide shortage of the product.  

“Children are our most vulnerable, precious Texans and deserve to be put first. Yet, President Biden has turned a blind eye to parents across America who are facing the nightmare of a nationwide baby formula shortage. While mothers and fathers stare at empty grocery store shelves in a panic, the Biden Administration is happy to provide baby formula to illegal immigrants coming across our southern border. This is yet another one in a long line of reckless, out-of-touch priorities from the Biden Administration when it comes to securing our border and protecting Americans. Our children deserve a president who puts their needs and survival first – not one who gives critical supplies to illegal immigrants before the very people he took an oath to serve.”

(Read the original at the Texas site)

Not only food, but free food

Biden provides a real slap in the face to American parents by giving this formula to illegals by the pallet-full (while Americans have to drive miles and then be told that they can only buy a limited amount).

Do you also get the feeling of having the Biden regime’s spit sliding down your face?

The Biden regime shows its distain for Americans by laughing at their calamity

Karine Jean-Pierre giggles when asked about White House point person on formula crisis

Hot Air addresses the obvious B-team mentality of the Biden regime as they should be working on the matters that affect Americans (not working to help illegals).

Incoming White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked who is running lead on the baby formula crisis for the White House? Her reaction was disturbing. During a press gaggle on Air Force One, she giggled and said she doesn’t know who that person is but she’d find out. The reporters took the answer in stride.

Imagine if the previous president’s press secretary delivered that answer (and giggle) to such an important question for so many families right now. The baby formula crisis is real and it has a lot of moms in a panic due to the shortage of products on store shelves. Imagine being one of those moms going from store to store searching for a canister of baby formula. This woman can’t even name someone working on the problem in the White House.

During a press gaggle on board Air Force One, a reporter asked, “Who’s running point on the formula issue at the White House?”

“At the White House, I don’t know,” Jean-Pierre said before laughing.

She added, “But I can find out for you and get you a person who’s running point.”

(Read more at Hot Air)

Jean-Pierre’s silent message: “Not only do I not care, but I don’t care so much that it’s funny”

It seems that, with this giggle, Jean-Pierre says:

The Biden regime does not care about your puny peasant problems. We are concerned with manufacturing our own problems like Critical Race Theory, transgender theory, and other progressive concerns. Take your smelly babies and be gone.”

Democrat Representative suggests we sacrifice children to survive Bidenflation

Democrat Representative Porter: Abortion and inflation “Reinforce Each Other” — “People need to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed”

Breitbart reports on the illuminating words of a liberal Democrat spoken from the main stream media.

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) claimed that abortion and inflation “reinforce each other.”

According to Porter, abortion was important because with the high prices of groceries, housing and gas, “people need to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed.”

“How does inflation compare to this newly important — in the sense of a Supreme Court decision pending — abortion issue? How do those two issues compare?” host Lawrence O’Donnell asked.

“Well, I don’t think they compare. I think they actually reinforce each other,” Porter replied. “So, the fact that things like inflation can happen and it can become more expensive to feed your kids and fuel your car is exactly why people need to be in charge of how many mouths they’re going to have to feed.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Many American have sadly followed this model by limiting the size of our families

We may not have gone to abortuaries, but we allowed tax policy to guide our contraceptive use and, possibly, intimacy. 

One other sad note comes singing through the sad song of American adoptive policy. Adoption has become such an expensive option that many who might provide sanctuary to children have been priced out of the market.

Nonetheless, if you conservatives with your 1.5 children cannot feel the spit dripping off your face after this Democrat onslaught, you have no feeling left in your face.

 

Liberals do the exact opposite to solve the problem

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Canada euthanizes the poor

The B.C. Catholic reports that Canada has committed to euthanizing its poor rather than treating them.

There is an endlessly repeated witticism by the poet Anatole France that ‘the law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.’ What France certainly did not foresee is that an entire country – and an ostentatiously progressive one at that – has decided to take his sarcasm at face value and to its natural conclusion.

Since last year, Canadian law, in all its majesty, has allowed both the rich as well as the poor to kill themselves if they are too poor to continue living with dignity. In fact, the ever-generous Canadian state will even pay for their deaths. What it will not do is spend money to allow them to live instead of killing themselves.

As with most slippery slopes, it all began with a strongly worded denial that it exists. In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed 22 years of its own jurisprudence by striking down the country’s ban on assisted suicide as unconstitutional, blithely dismissing fears that the ruling would ‘initiate a descent down a slippery slope into homicide’ against the vulnerable as founded on ‘anecdotal examples’. The next year, Parliament duly enacted legislation allowing euthanasia, but only for those who suffer from a terminal illness whose natural death was ‘reasonably foreseeable’.

(Read more at The B.C. Catholic)

Rather than wasting the resource of a human life, why not provide the healthcare you famously promised?

God gifted us with the advantage of life. For those who have sound mind and means (as do most who are in governmental positions), to allow others in their sway to slip into death due to governmental negligence is unconscionable.

Biden wants to put out the inflation fire by pouring government-spending gasoline on it

The New York Times suggested in a 11 November 2021 article that Biden’s plan to spend more government money would magically cure inflation (which they must have seen as more favorable than contradicting another Democrat).

Rocketing inflation has become a headache for U.S. consumers, and President Biden has a go-to prescription. He says a key way to help relieve increasing prices is to pass a $1.85 trillion collection of spending programs and tax cuts that is currently languishing in the Senate.

A wide range of economists agree with the president — but only in part. They generally accept his argument that in the long run, the bill and his infrastructure plan could make businesses and their workers more productive, which would help to ease inflation as more goods and services are produced across the economy.

But many researchers, including a forecasting firm that Mr. Biden often cites to support the economic benefits of his proposals, say the bill is structured in a way that could add to inflation next year, before prices have had time to cool off.

(Read more from the NYTwits)

From the way Biden has approached inflation, it seems that he has not looked at history

It seems that he has not looked at the hyperinflationary actions of Venezuela when they compounded the problem of skyrocketing consumer costs by printing more money. Likewise, as pointed out by Elizabeth Ames in her promotion of her book with Steve Forbes and Nathan Lewis, it seems that Biden has not reviewed the history of the 1970’s (when raising interest rates only pushed the nation into recession).

Instead of these options, Biden might follow the example of Paul Volcker (who killed inflation by stabilizing the dollar) (a concept mentioned by Elizabeth Ames during an interview on News Radio KTRH).

How government spending fuels inflation

The Wall Street Journal presents a common-sense view of how government spending adds to the problem of inflation.

Annual inflation in the U.S. rose to 7.5% in January, the highest it’s been since February 1982, when it was 7.6% and declining. This current crisis, economist John Cochrane says, came as “a complete surprise” to the Federal Reserve. “All of the governors who reported forecasts, all of the staff, missed it.” When he calls this an “institutional failure,” he sounds almost kind.

Mr. Cochrane, 64, parses the present inflation in a conversation by Zoom from his house in Palo Alto, Calif., near Stanford University, where he’s a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. His tone is wry, and it’s obvious he doesn’t hold this Fed in the greatest esteem. “They’re leading us in the dark,” he says, “with a great pretense of knowing exactly what the map is in front of us.”

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He traces the present inflation to the pandemic and the government’s response. Starting in March 2020, “the Treasury issued $3 trillion of new debt, which the Fed quickly bought in return for $3 trillion of new reserves.” The Treasury then sent checks to people and businesses, later borrowing another $2 trillion and sending more checks. Overall federal debt rose nearly 30%. “Is it at all a surprise,” Mr. Cochrane asks, “that a year later inflation breaks out?”

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

 

Evidences of more complex problems not reported on transgenderism

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Even as academia seems to be attempting to reinforce transgenderism, a study rather seems to show the effects of liberal parents on children

The Washington Examiner exposes a “study” on young transgenderism pushed by purported academicians, physicians, and journalists who should be able to think more clearly.

Few studies are available on the effects on children of social or medical transitions. That’s because these procedures are still relatively new. The issue has also become so polarized and politicized, when studies are released, it’s difficult to find any that demonstrate a lack of bias.

But a new report was recently published with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Its findings suggest that young children who socially transition to a new gender, by changing their name, pronouns, and clothes, tend to continue to identify with that “new” gender five years later. The New York Times gleefully inferred that this means the right thing for parents to do when their child is questioning their identity is to begin socially transitioning them.

There are a few issues with the study. First, it is part of the TransYouth Project , an effort via Princeton University’s Human Diversity Lab. So, the study itself already affirms transgender youth and the idea that gender is fluid. It does not question it. Kristina Olson, a professor of psychology at Princeton University, is the director of the Human Diversity Lab and a co-author of the study. Her work is largely focused on gender and sexuality in children. While her professional accolades are many, her work seems to be biased toward the idea that children as young as 6 1/2 can know they are the opposite gender and that it is healthy for them to transition to it.

The study suggested the children who did socially transition did so at 6.5 years old, again, at the obvious suggestion of their parents, and over 90% remained that way for at least five years, until 11.5. Five years isn’t a long time. Many who regret transitioning do so during or after puberty, or even in early adulthood. It’s too soon to tell.

Finally, the New York Times notes, “All of the parents were supportive enough to facilitate full social transitions.” This is a vital point. Of course, some of these children may have gender dysphoria — the feeling that their body doesn’t match their mind or a strong desire to be another gender. That may be why their parents joined the study. Still, social transition is a new, and likely harmful, concept.

Many studies suggest the cure for dysphoria is a “watch and wait” approach. A 2016 study found just that. In a 2021 study of boys with gender dysphoria going back to 7.5 years of age in 1989, a follow-up 20 years later found that only 17 of the 139 continued to have gender dysphoric thoughts.

(Read of the long-term effects of pushing transgenderism at the Washington Examiner)

When waiting works, why push?

Except that the purported “adults” in this scheme have their own massive problems that they want to solve through child exploitation, why not just let this dysphoria work its way out?

A 4,000% increase in girls identifying as transgender resulted in gutless doctors performing double mastectomies on healthy teen girls

The Christian Broadcasting Network dug out a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The number of people identifying as transgender is on the rise in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, including many children and teens.

This year the American Academy of Pediatrics published findings that more teenagers are beginning to use “non-traditional gender terms” to self-identify.  

Transgender activists insist people who identify as the opposite gender actually are that gender and should undergo the transition process that requires hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgery.

Doctors have been accepting cases of underage girls who identify as males and are performing double mastectomies on them to avoid the trauma of developing breasts, reports The Federalist.

Citing a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the conservative magazine said, “Some physicians in the United States are performing double mastectomies on healthy 13-year-old girls. The justification is gender dysphoria (“transgenderism”)—the girls now identify as boys and therefore want to look like boys.”

The study found, “Using a novel measure of chest dysphoria, this cohort study at a large, urban, hospital-affiliated ambulatory clinic specializing in transgender youth care collected survey data about testosterone use and chest distress among transmasculine youth and young adults. Additional information about regret and adverse effects was collected from those who had undergone surgery. Eligible youth were 13 to 25 years old, had been assigned female at birth, and had an identified gender as something other than female. Recruitment occurred during clinical visits and via telephone between June 2016 and December 2016.”

Gender dysphoria is also a growing problem in the United Kingdom.

In the UK, young people referred for “gender treatment” has increased from 97 in 2009 to 2,510 in 2017-2018, an over 4,000 percent increase in 10 years.

“Some educationalists have previously warned that the promotion of transgender issues in schools has ‘sown confusion’ in children’s minds and that encouraging children to question gender has ‘become an industry,'” the Telegraph reported.

(Read at CBN about the actions the UK has started in fixing this problem)

Rather than letting the inmates rule the asylum, we should work toward the health of all

As much as we can afford, we should strive to support the health of all (rather than bowing to the demands of confused children). While meaningless accommodations (like allowing a child to wear pants rather than a dress) can be made, using pharmaceuticals or surgery needs to stop when we have children at the center of the conversation.

Kansas Senate overrides their Governor’s veto on “transgender sports ban bill”

The Epoch Times reports on how Democrats in Kansas overrode a veto of a transgender sports ban bill.

The Kansas Senate on Monday voted to override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto on The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, a bill that would ban biological male athletes from competing in women’s school sports across the state.

Also known as SB 160, the legislation “requires interscholastic, intercollegiate, intramural, or club athletic teams or sports that are sponsored by public educational institutions” to ban male students from joining teams or sports “designated for females.”

It does not ban female athletes or girls from participating in men’s or boys’ sports.

The bill was introduced by Republicans in February 2021 and vetoed by Kelly on April 15.

However, the Senate voted 28–10 on Monday to override the governor’s veto, and it now heads to the House for lawmakers to vote to sustain or override the veto.

Republican sponsors of the bill say it is needed to create fairness and protect the integrity of female sports and opportunities for girls to gain college athletic scholarships.

(Read of the consequences of violating this law at The Epoch Times)

At least the Kansas Congress has a head on its shoulders

Unlike the governors of Kansas and Arkansas, it seems like the Congress of Kansas at least listens to the majority of its citizens. We don’t need a dictatorship of the minority.

Biden fully intends to extend Title IX to transgenders

The Daily Caller outlined in a 30 March 2022 article how the Biden White House intended to extend Title IX to transgenders.

The Department of Education is expected to finalize new Title IX regulations in the next few weeks that would make discrimination of transgender students a violation of federal civil rights law, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Federal Title IX regulations prohibit discrimination in education on the basis of sex, but under the Department of Education’s (DOE) proposed regulations, these protections will extend to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to two people familiar with the draft who spoke to the Washington Post on the condition of anonymity. A DOE spokesperson said the administration plans to publish the updated guidelines in April.

“Discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of sex stereotypes, sex-related characteristics (including intersex traits), pregnancy or related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity,” the proposed regulations state.

(Read at the Daily Caller how this comes in response to the Florida law)

As we know with gas prices, Joe does not cave on liberal issues

Joe Biden may not have come out and announced this support again over the past few weeks, but his support for transgenderism will not go away. As we know from the skyrocketing inflation due to Joe’s stranglehold on our oil/gas industry, Joe does not give up with liberal issues.

We can look for this to continue to pop up.

 

Democrat tax cheats on parade

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BLM founder Patrisse Cullors LIED about why she bought her mansion. In fact, she used it to host a Biden inauguration party

The Daily Mail delved into the issues around the purchase of a multi-million mansion by Black Lives Matter founder Cullors.

BLM’s controversial co-founder Patrisse Cullors has admitted she lied when she said she had only ever used the group’s $6million LA mansion for official business. 

Cullors, 38, told the Associated Press Monday that she used the opulent seven-bed Studio City compound – purchased in cash by BLM in October 2020 – for her own recreation twice.  

The first instance saw her hold a party to toast Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s inauguration as president and vice president in January 2021.

Then, in March the same year, she commandeered the luxury property – whose purchase has sparked fury among other racial justice campaigners – for her school-aged son’s birthday party.

Cullors said of her earlier decision to lie: ‘I look back at that and think, that probably wasn’t the best idea.’ 

She previously issued a statement denying that she’d ever lived there or used the property for her personal gain after its purchase was revealed by New York magazine, triggering allegations of racism from BLM. 

The purchase of the 6,500 square-foot Studio City property – which officials previously said was reserved exclusively for official foundation business –  was disclosed last month by NY Mag.

News of the previously under-wraps transaction – made more than a year and a half ago – triggered a firestorm of criticism concerning the financial practices of the foundation’s top brass, which have already come into question in recent months.

Black Lives Matter raised $90million in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and still has an impressive $60million of cash at hand.  

Explaining the reason behind the luxurious purchase, Cullors told AP: ‘We looked at commercial buildings and we looked at homes and then we found this really amazing space that’s a sweet spot between commercial and residential.’

She went on to justify its purchase by highlighting how the mansion had a soundstage which enabled BLM to  produce podcasts.

After receiving the email asking for comment on the house’s existence last month, BLM officials reportedly circulated an internal memo with possible responses to the outlet’s query concerning the alleged purchase.

The responses ranged from: ‘Can we kill the story?’ to: ‘Our angle – needs to be to deflate ownership of the property,’ the magazine reported.  

At the time, Cullors – who attested the property was bought as a ‘safe space’ for black creatives, activists and thought leaders, and that its purchase was never disclosed because it needed renovating – angrily hit back at her detractors, describing criticism she was facing since the purchase was made public as ‘racist and sexist.’

Cullors, meanwhile, defended the purchase while speaking to the AP last week, arguing that the opulent home was bought to bring further value to the BLM empire.

‘We really wanted to make sure that the global network foundation had an asset that wasn’t just financial resources,’ she said, ‘and we understood that not many black-led organizations have property. They don´t own their property.’ 

(Read more at the Daily Mail to see who was hired at the compound)

Don’t lie and you won’t have to decide between excuses

Don’t try to convince us that one or several (as is the case with BLM founders) mansions for the founders of a Marxist organization will help the rank-and-file Blacks of America.

Joe Biden used a tax-code loophole that Obama tried to plug

The Wall Street Journal points out the hypocritical stand Joe Biden takes on taxes: advocate them for the rich, but dodge them as a rich person.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden used a tax loophole that the Obama administration tried and failed to close, substantially lowering his tax bill.

Mr. Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, routed their book and speech income through S corporations, according to tax returns the couple released this week. They paid income taxes on those profits, but the strategy let the couple avoid the 3.8% self-employment tax they would have paid had they been compensated directly instead of through the S corporations.

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

Sadly, I have hear and posted on this previously

Back in 2020, I blogged on how his plan for handling coronavirus sounds like a TurboTax ad (where they say nothing but “Free, Free, Free”) and his dodging of Obamacare taxes seemed patently hypocritical.

Hollywood lawyer paid off “$2 million of Hunter Biden’s overdue taxes”

Breitbart pulls together the pieces of a tawdry tale telling how Hunter Biden got out of paying overdue taxes.

Hunter Biden has reportedly hired a big shot Hollywood attorney for legal work and financial backing while he is probed for potential tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobbying laws.

Kevin Morris, an attorney who crafted high-profile entertainment in Hollywood, has been retained by Hunter Biden to “craft legal and media strategy,” according to CBS News:

Entering the bruising political fight is an unusual move for Morris, who has long been a maverick in Hollywood. Morris founded a law firm that represented a cast of A-list stars and then began writing fiction and producing documentaries. He also subsequently helped negotiate another “South Park” deal, this one worth a reported $900 million, with MTV Entertainment Studios, which is part of the CBS News’ parent company Paramount.

Hunter Biden and Morris both live in the Los Angeles area, where the president’s son has been living while painting and selling his artwork. At one time, the law firm Morris founded was representing celebrities that included Matthew McConaughey, Ellen DeGeneres, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Rock and Laura Linney. Morris also has authored two novels and a book of short stories.

Morris has reportedly financed Hunter’s defense and paid for Hunter’s overdue taxes in excess of $1 million. Hunter paid the massive tax bill by taking out a loan, the New York Times reported in March. The tax payment does not protect Hunter from any potential incoming charges.

As a grand jury continues the probe into Hunter’s corrupt international business dealings, Hunter’s taxes are just one potential crime among many. Working with his family, including his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, the probe into Hunter may include his business dealings with Ukrainian Energy company Burisma Holdings and a Chinese energy conglomerate.

The probe into Hunter’s corrupt business ventures has been ongoing for years. Trump-appointed U.S. prosecutor David Weiss has been weighing whether there is sufficient evidence to indict Hunter. The twenty-year federal prosecutor will have to weigh if there is enough evidence to seek a federal grand jury indictment against Hunter in an investigation that may end up including other members of the Biden family, such as Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden, and potentially the president himself.

In April, President Biden’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Merrick Garland, promised the Senate he would not interfere with the probe into Hunter’s shady business dealings. “He is supervising the investigation and I’m not at liberty to talk about internal Justice Department deliberations, but he is in charge of that investigation,” Garland said.

(Read more at Breitbart if you think it cannot get worse)

With Lefties, it can always be worse

One quote of Obama’s that I don’t doubt:

Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to (expletive) things up.

Of course, anyone who remembers the “Great Recession” days of Obama’s tenure, Barack did enough of his own.

 

The Left keeps digging to new lows

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On Mothers’ Day, painting slogans on buildings housing women in crisis: is that pro-abortion or anti-life?

Protestia lays out the actions of the liberals as they revolt against the leaked Supreme Court opinion.

In light of the Supreme Court looking to abolish Roe v. Wade, pro-abortion fascists have taken to vandalizing churches and crisis pregnancy centers, tearing down any symbol that stands up for the life of the unborn.

One incident occurred in Boulder, Colorado, where vandals smashed windows and spray painted the Sacred Heart of Mary Church, writing: ‘My body, my choice,’ and ‘F*** the church,’ and “keep your religion off our bodies’ on the walls, along with the Antifa symbol.

Another victim of the attacks was the Pregnancy Center of Portland, with vandals smashing windows and writing ‘F*** CPCS (Crisis Pregnancy Centers) . Some of the services this particular one offered include:

  • Pregnancy Confirmation 
  • Pre-Abortion Consult
  • Clinical Pregnancy Testing and Confirmation
  • Ultrasound Exam
  • Gestational Age Determination
  • Complete Pregnancy and Abortion Options Consultation
  • Medical, Insurance, and Community Support Referrals

There have been nearly non-stop protests in the street against the supreme court and for pro-abortion, even though their state, being as liberal as it is, would have baby murder continue unabated. Yet Antifa accounts have been tweeting out addresses and leaving the bad part unsaid, likely resulting in this building being targeted.


(Read of their call to action at Protestia)

Where are the liberals who called out for tolerance?

Where are the tolerant people on the left that wanted all sides to be heard?

Possessed activists still mob Justices at their homes

The New York Post reports on how the Left under Biden keeps digging every time a report comes out on their having reached a new low (since the Left keeps sending protesters to the homes of Supreme Court Justices and Biden will not condemn it).

While militant pro-choice activists doxxed the six Supreme Court justices that are expected to dismiss Roe v. Wade — publishing their partial addresses online — the protests they are planning outside their homes next week might not protected under the First Amendment and could be illegal. 

According to 18 U.S.C. 1507 – which relates to Obstruction of Justice – anyone who has the intent of “interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the tent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer” and pickets or parades in or near a court building or residents “occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness or court officer” will face a fine or imprisonment of one year. 

The law also applies to people with such intent using sound trucks or similar devices “or resorts to any other demonstration in or near such building or residence.” 

Earlier this week, the pro-abortion organziation “Ruth Sent Us” announced it would be hosting a “walk-by” on May 11, outside the Virginia and Maryland homes of conservative Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch. 

It is unclear if the demonstration will include “picketing” or “sound-trucks.” The protests are set to take place just over one week after the draft opinion was leaked – sparking mass concern among Democrats and abortion activists.

“Ruth Sent US” did not respond to requests from The Post on additional details regarding the demonstrations. 

On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was pressed on whether the president wants the protestors to influence the justices to uphold Roe v. Wade, as he pushes for Congress to codify the ruling into law. 

“The President believes in peaceful protest.  He believes that’s part of our democracy and part of the history of the United States and this country,” Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One. 

“But he also respects and understands the independence of the third branch of government, and — I mean, obviously, the Justice Department — but also the role of the Supreme Court and what they play,” she continued. “So I wouldn’t say he has a view on that.  He believes in peaceful protests, but they’re going to make decisions they make, and we’re not going to prejudge a final opinion.”

(Read more at the New York Post on how Psaki had skipped condemning the Left)

Where are all of these peoples who are missing in action?

Where is:

  • The moderate Joe Biden that ran for president from his basement in 2020? All I have seen from Day One of his regime has been unabashed liberalism-bordering-on-Marxist dictatorship.
  • The “Great Uniter” who said he would bring us all together? If he is going to claim the role, he might want to put some shoe leather to that stance.
  • The freedom-loving Americans who want their laws created by elected officials accountable to them — not black-robed Justices appointed for life whose stated job only encompasses ensuring adherence to the Constitution?
  • The respect for our judicial system? If this is the newly accepted rules of engagement, should we assemble with torches outside Justice Roberts’ home until Obergefell falls?
  • Catholic Joe who says he cares so much about his faith?
  • The objective press (who cannot be found in the following article from a local Michigan tv outlet)?

Please call 1-555-The-Lost if you have seen any one of these.

Wisconsin Crisis Pregnancy Center fire bombed, but the press puts a pro-abortion spin on the story

Reuters took the fire-bombing of a Wisconsin Crisis Pregnancy Center and put an anti-abortion spin on the story. Odd how the objective press has completely disappeared.

The office of a conservative Wisconsin anti-abortion group was set on fire on Sunday, police said, days after it emerged that the Supreme Court is poised to reverse a landmark decision ensuring abortion rights nationwide.

A graffiti saying “if abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either” was also left behind, the Wisconsin Family Action’s office said in a statement, blaming a “leftist anarchist group” for the attack.

The Madison Police Department said it was investigating the Sunday morning fire as arson, adding that the fire was quickly put out by the local fire department. The department did not identify any suspects and said no injuries were reported.

The police said a molotov cocktail was thrown inside the building but that it had not ignited. “It appears a separate fire was started in response,” the police said.

Wisconsin Family Action says on its website it seeks to advance “Judeo-Christian principles.” It supports marriage as being “between one man and one woman” and the promotion of abstinence in the secondary school system. The group says it also opposes laws that support abortion.

The draft opinion, authored by conservative Justice Samuel Alito and published on May 2 by the Politico news outlet, would uphold a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy and overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

(Read more at Reuters on how this comes months before an election)

One would think that the nuns, priests, and volunteers at the Crisis Pregnancy Center were to blame

From the reading of the Reuters article, one might start to blame the victims.

Might that be the intent?

 

Democrats don’t care

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Democrats don’t care about civility or our courts

Possessed activists try to ambush Supreme Court justices at churches and the Supreme Court justices’ homes

The Washington Times reports on the new low that the Left under Biden has reached.

Pro-choice activists are planning protests in churches on Mother’s Day and are preparing visits to Supreme Court justices’ homes next week to express anger over an anticipated ruling overturning legalized abortion. 

The activist group “Ruth Sent Us,” named for the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is challenging people to protest inside a Catholic Church on Sunday and it published a map purporting to show Republican-appointed justices’ homes for a “Walk-by Wednesday” demonstration. 

“Whether you’re a  ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” the group said on Twitter. “Stand at or in a local Catholic Church on Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike.”

The group published locations for three of the justices in Virginia and three of the justices in Maryland in a map embedded on its website. The “extremist justices” targeted by the activists include Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas. 

Not all of the targeted justices are Catholic and at least one of them may not be on board with the leaked draft opinion overturning legalized abortion. 

(Read about the leftist tactics exposed at the Washington Times)

As of the morning of 6 May 2022, the site is still up

If this had been a conservative site organizing a peaceful march for Trump, would this have been shut down already? Would you be able to go to https://www.ruthsent.us/ and see how they target conservative members of our courts if this were anything but a group of Biden-loving liberals?

If any of these had shown up to an anti-vaccine rally with “My Body, My Choice” signs — would they be in jail now?

Therefore (in case you have forgotten about the murders and burnings of the 2020 “Summer of Love”), this is all the proof you need that liberals do not care about civility or the law.

Democrat bureaucrats don’t care the terms set for their bail

Indicted Hidalgo chief allegedly can’t wait full day before breaking bail rules

The Houston ABC affiliate KTRK informs us of the care-free attitude of the Lina Hidalgo chief of staff (Alex Triantaphyllis) took about following the terms of his bail.

Prosecutors allege Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s chief of staff violated bond conditions when he voted to approve the scope of work for a $48 million childcare-related project.

Alex Triantaphyllis is one of the three Harris County staffers accused of steering a multi-million dollar contract to a small, Houston-based firm.

In a court document filed on May 4, prosecutors say a judge ordered four bond conditions for Triantaphyllis, chief of staff for Judge Hidalgo.

One of those conditions set at a hearing on April 12, included that he “not serve on any procurement or contract evaluation committees or in any similar role during the pendency of this case,” according to the May 4 filing, which was made public on Wednesday.

The next day, he “represented the Office of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on the American Rescue Plan Act Steering Committee Teams meeting, and voted to approve the procurement guidelines and scope of work for the Child Care Capacity: Contracted Slots RFP.”

A source familiar with the meeting told 13 Investigates, that during the one-hour meeting, a five-person committee discussed an approximately $48 million program aimed at expanding free childcare for Harris County residents by renting out space in existing childcare facilities.< /p>

Triantaphyllis was among the five committee members who voted on April 13 to approve the scope of work for the project and the methods by which it would be scored, which uses COVID-19 recovery funds.

In its motion to report bail condition violations to the court, prosecutors are urging the judge “to determine whether the current bond conditions are sufficient.”

Triantaphyllis’ attorney Marla Poirot told 13 Investigates that as chief of staff for the judge’s office, Triantaphyllis’ job involves serving on committees like the one he went to on April 13. She said it is not a conflict for him to be involved in past or potential work discussions.

(Read about at KTRK how Democrat lawyers think Democrat bureaucrats are persecuted for breaking the law)

The question is this: Do you care enough to vote the bosses of these bureaucrats out?

If you vote Lina Hidalgo out, then the staff under her also gets the boot. If you don’t want government that employs likely felons, then vote them out.

Democrats don’t care that they got caught. They keep paying their friends

Harris County paid vendor $1.4M after controversial COVID contract canceled

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports how Lina Hidalgo directed $1.4 million to her Democrat buddy even after the $11 million questionable project came under scrutiny.

More disturbing questions have emerged surrounding the controversial $11 million COVID-19 communication contract, which has already triggered the criminal indictment of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s chief of staff and two members of her inner circle for an alleged “bid-rigging” scheme.

The latest concern involves the $1.4 million paid to Elevate Strategies owner Felicity Pereyra immediately after the contract’s cancellation last September.

“It was clear they couldn’t have provided $1.4 million in services over the course of a few weeks,” said longtime, Houston columnist and FOX 26 contributor Bill King.

King calculates Elevate Strategies billed Harris County an average of $41,000 a day before the deal was abandoned and taxpayers have little, if anything, to show for it.

King says the sheer speed with which Pereyra was ultimately paid is reason for serious question and potentially investigation.

“There are just red flags, just a mountain full of them, on top of this deal, waving in the wind. This is just not the way the county does business,” said King.

And while Harris County gives vendors a full month to submit invoices for work completed prior to a contract’s cancelation, King’s concerns have drawn the rapt attention of Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey, who says the taxpayers deserve better accountability.

“I will be bringing this up in the next court in terms of public transparency. Because we have a real transparency problem in terms of communicating why we did what we did, and particularly after the fact,” said Ramsey.

(For once, read of Lina’s non-response at KRIV)

This underscores the point: Do you care enough to vote Lina Hidalgo out of office

The only way the article above matters is if you get off your duff and vote Lina Hidalgo out of office.

Democrats don’t care about the felons they release to murder new victims

The 172nd victim in Harris County who was killed by a criminal out on bond over the past two years dies

CrimeStoppers, Houston Victim’s Advocate Andy Kahan posted to Facebook the following summary of the murder committed by a felon out on bail:

Discretionary Felony Bond Reform Alert:

  • The suspect charged for the murder of Nicholas Alfred was out on multiple felony bonds
  • Kelly was released on Felony Bond 9/30/21 on the charge of Assault with Intent to Impede Breathing (trying to strangle someone to death)
  • He got out on a $10,000 Bond
  • On 11/20/21 he was charged with Felon in Possession of a Weapon
  • Despite already being out on Felony Bond he was once again allowed to bond out
  • On 12/0//21 he was released on a $10,000 bond
  • Nicholas Alfred became the 172nd victim of the Harris County Bond Pandemic
  • Crime Stoppers will continue to track defendants charged with murder after being released on multiple felony bonds despite the best efforts of certain entities

If you care, vote the Democrat judges out of office

If you vote out the Democrat judges who release these felons, then we will not have this problem.

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 9, verses 1 through 12

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God’s final Word – Hell on Earth: the fifth trumpet

The following comes purely through the notes of Mark Ramsey.

  1. Hell on Earth — Revelation 9:1-2

    The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. (Revelation 9:1‭-‬2 NIV)

    Revelation 9 opens with the blowing of the fifth trumpet, which is the pronouncement of the first “Woe.”

    John writes that he “saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth.” He has already seen several heavenly bodies plunge to earth in chapter 6 and 8. Unlike those objects, this star was not an inanimate piece of celestial matter, but an angelic being. Many suggest this is a reference to Satan.

    How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! (Isaiah 14:12 NIV)

    The key is the perfect tense of the verb, which is translated “had fallen”, which refers to action completed in the past. John saw a “fallen star”; not a “falling star.”

    Although Satan and the angels who fell with him were banished from heaven, Satan retained access to God’s presence, where he constantly accuses believers.

    Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. (Revelation 12:10 NIV)

    One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. (Job 1:6 NIV)

    During the Tribulation, he and his demon hosts will unsuccessfully battle Michael and the holy angels and be permanently cast down to the earth.

    Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
    (Revelation 12:7-9 NIV)

    Why do you think God allowed Satan access to Him, where he accused the believers?

    Do you think Satan has access to God where he still accuses us today?

    Remember, Jesus is our Advocate.

    My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. (1 John 2:1 NIV)

    You may recall that Satan asked God to sift Peter like wheat before the arrest of Jesus.

    “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”(Luke 22:31-32 NIV)

    Remember, Jesus told Peter He prayed that his faith would not fail. What does the testing of our faith produce?

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2‭-‬4 NIV)

    If we are being accused, expect God to take action for our benefit and through faith, Satan’s schemes will be defeated.

    Scripture teaches that God has sovereignly chosen to incarcerate certain demons in the abyss of punishment.

    For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; (2 Peter 2:4 NIV)

    These were the most vile, wicked and perverted of all the fallen angels.

    And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. (Jude 1:6‭-‬7 NIV)

    For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, (1 Peter 3:18‭-‬20 NIV)

    These were the demons who were disobedient in the days of Noah. These were the demons who cohabitated with human women in Satan’s failed attempt to corrupt the human race and make it unredeemable.

    When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. (Genesis 6:1‭-‬4 NIV)

    The fact that the demons still feared being sent to the abyss suggests that other demons have been incarcerated there since Genesis 6.

    And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. (Luke 8:31 NIV)

    The demons released at the fifth trumpet may not include the demons who sinned in Noah’s day as Jude tells us that they are in eternal chains until they are sent to the lake of fire — as mentioned in Jude 1:6.

    Satan received the key to the abyss from Jesus.

    I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
    (Revelation 1:18 NIV)

    Why would Jesus give Satan the key to open the abyss to release the demons?

    Satan opens the bottomless pit and releases the inmates. When he does, smoke rose like smoke from a gigantic furnace polluting the sky, symbolizing the corruption of hell to pollute the world.

  2. A cloud of demons and five months of wishing for death — Revelation 9:3-6

    And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. (Revelation 9:3‭-‬6 NIV)

    Out of this ominous cloud of smoke emerges vile demons, taking on a visible form resembling swarms of locusts. John’s description symbolizes their uncontrollable numbers and massive destructive capabilities.

    Their power to inflict pain is compared to the sting of a scorpion.

    About 2 dozen species of scorpions are capable of killing humans. Combining the descriptions of locusts and scorpions emphasizes the deadliness of the demon invasion. Sadly, even after this horrifying experience of this demon infestation, people will still not repent.

    Has anyone been stung by a scorpion?

    What is the explanation that most people still do not repent?

    The demons’ business is not with the vegetation, but only those who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. The reference to grass suggests that some time has passed since the first trumpet judgment scorched all the grass that was then in season.

    The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. (Revelation 8:7 NIV)

    Believers will be preserved.

    God, in His mercy, will give people torment for 5 months, during which they cannot die but given the opportunity to repent and embrace the gospel. Unbelievers will also hear the message of salvation in Jesus Christ preached by the 144,000 Jewish evangelists, the two witnesses and other believers. This five month period will be the last opportunity to repent and believe for many people before they die. Do you believe God shows mercy by limiting this torment for 5 months?

    So intense will this torment be that men will seek death and will not find it. All attempts of suicide will be thwarted.

    What is your emotional/spiritual response to these verses?

  3. A horror like never seen before — Revelation 9:7-10

    The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces. Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months. (Revelation 9:7‭-‬10 NIV)

    Notice the repetition of the word, “like”, warning us not to take this description literally. John was using the vocabulary available to him in order to describe something which was virtually indescribable. However, from these descriptions, the demons will be warlike, brutal and fierce. They will torture and destroy.

    Their hair (likened to women) probably emphasizes their seductiveness in which these demons would lure people to their doom. Teeth like a lion indicates the fierce power and deadliness of a lion. The breastplates of iron symbolize the demons’ seeming invulnerability. The sounds of their wings indicate a massive, worldwide onslaught with nowhere to run or hide. The reiteration of five months stresses God’s sovereign power over the duration for a limited time. Eventually, God will return the demons to the abyss and then send them to the lake of fire.

    And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. (Revelation 20:1‭-‬3 NIV)

    And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10 NIV)

  4. Satan’s fallen angel in charge in hell — Revelation 9:11-12

    They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come. (Revelation 9:11-12 NIV)

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 8, verses 1 through 13

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God’s final Word – The greatest revival the world has seen

The following comes purely through the notes of Mark Ramsey.

  1. The breaking of the seventh seal

    The breaking of the 7th seal includes all the coming trumpet judgments. The 7th trumpet will include the bowl judgments. Each of these judgments build on and grow out of each other.

    When Jesus the Lamb broke the 7th seal, three things occurred immediately.

    1. Silence in Heaven — (Revelation 8:1)

      When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (Revelation 8:1 NIV)

      The tribulation saints and heavenly hosts who had been praising the Lamb suddenly grew silent. Everybody could see what was about to happen on earth and it took their breath away.

      Have you ever seen something about to take place or is taking place that takes your breath away?

      This was appropriate since silence is the right response to impending judgment.

      Be silent before the Sovereign Lord, for the day of the Lord is near. The Lord has prepared a sacrifice; he has consecrated those he has invited. (Zephaniah 1:7 NIV)

      From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet— (Psalms 76:8 NIV)

      Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.” (Zechariah 2:13 NIV)

      What is your reaction to God’s impending judgment on all the earth?

    2. Seven angels and seven trumpets — (Revelation 8:2)

      And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. (Revelation 8:2 NIV)

      And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. (Matthew 24:31 NIV)

      For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (1 Thessalonians 4:16 NIV)

      Here, the trumpets signify the beginning of a war.

      The seven trumpets were given to these angels in preparation for the trumpet judgements. The angels’ involvement is consistent with the teachings of Jesus.

      “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13:40‭-‬42 NIV)

      This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13:49‭-‬50 NIV)

    3. The angel with the golden censer — (Revelation 8:3-6)

      Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake. Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them. (Revelation 8:3‭-‬6 NIV)

      Here, the angel added the incense – the prayers of the saints – and the smoke arose as a sweet aroma to the presence of God.

      What does this tell you about the importance of prayer to God? The Lord treasures our prayers.

      When the angel throws the fiery censer and it smashes into the earth – the silence in heaven is broken.

      What does this mean? The judgment of God is the result of the prayers of God’s people.

      your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10 NIV)

      Prayers that Satan will be destroyed, sin is defeated, the redeemed saints’ deaths are avenged and w Christ will return. Their prayers are about to be answered.

      Some theologians believe the angel who stood at the altar is the Lord Jesus Christ because of the priestly duties. I doubt this because:

      • Jesus is already identified as the Lamb,
      • Jesus is never identified as an angel in the New Testament,
      • This angel is described as “another” – ἄλλος (allos), meaning “the same kind,” and
      • Everywhere in Revelation, Jesus is clearly identified.

      Following this earthquake, will come the horrors of the trumpet and bowl judgements. Despite these terrifying judgements and the worldwide preaching of the gospel by the 144,000 and others, people will still refuse to believe. John 3:19-20; Hebrews 10:26-27.

      But for those who repent of their sins and come to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus, they realize the blessed reality – John 3:16;18; 5:24; Romans 8:1.

  2. The first four trumpets
    1. The first trumpet: Fire on Earth — (Revelation 8:7)

      The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. (Revelation 8:7 NIV)

      Some have suggested this as a meteor shower – but whatever it is – it will be devastating. Can you imagine a third of the earth burned up? Can you imagine what losing a trillion trees will do to our ecological system and animal life. All the green grass? Top soil eroding, mudslides.

      The greatest threat to this planet is not what we do to hurt the environment – and we are called as stewards to take care of the Earth – but the greatest threat is what we are doing to anger the Lord Almighty.

      By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. (2 Peter 3:7 NIV)

    2. The second trumpet: Blood in the sea — (Revelation 8:8-9)

      The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. (Revelation 8:8‭-‬9 NIV)

      This great mountain is probably a large meteor that breaks up and hits different parts of the earth. The death of the sea creatures will be staggering. There will be a tremendous loss of ships with possible tidal waves and tsunamis disrupting global trade and creating security concerns.

    3. The third trumpet: Contamination of fresh water — (Revelation 8:10-11)

      The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. (Revelation 8:10‭-‬11 NIV)

      This could be a meteor or asteroid. There are 165 major rivers in the world – if 1/3 of the rivers were undrinkable, 55 river systems could no longer be used as water sources. Currently, the WHO estimates that 842,000 people die each year from contaminated water. That number would skyrocket.

      God’s name for this star is “Wormwood.” The translation is “bitter.” The word is used 8 times in the Old Testament where it is associated with death, poison and bitterness. In three of these uses, it is associated with poisoned waters. Interestingly, wormwood is also a shrub whose leaves are so toxic, its manufacture is banned in many countries.

    4. The fourth trumpet: Darkness of the heavenly bodies — (Revelation 8:12)

      The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night. (Revelation 8:12 NIV)

      The reduction in sunlight will have a devastating consequence on the environment.

      See, the day of the Lord is coming —a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger— to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light. (Isaiah 13:9‭-‬10 NIV)

      When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light. All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you; I will bring darkness over your land, declares the Sovereign Lord. (Ezekiel 32:7‭-‬8 NIV)

      Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. (Joel 2:10 NIV)

      The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. (Joel 2:31 NIV)

      The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. (Joel 3:15 NIV)

      “In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. (Amos 8:9 NIV)

      “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. (Luke 21:25 NIV)

      “But in those days, following that distress, “ ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; (Mark 13:24 NIV)

  3. The woe warnings — (Revelation 8:13)

    As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!” (Revelation 8:13 NIV)

    Woe in Scripture is a pronouncement of divine punishment. The warning is repeated 3 times for emphasis because the final three trumpet judgments will be against the people and will result in the worst human suffering the world has ever known.

    These judgments refer to “those who dwell on the earth.” The Greek word is “κατοικοῦντας” (katoikeontas) which means “to settle down” – in other words, to those unbelievers who have made the earth their home and neglect the things of God.

 

The new tactic of the Left is to not define terms

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Proposed laws in California and Maryland open the possibility of “post-birth abortion” under the undefined label of “perinatal death”

LifeNews reports on an often-denied provision of a California law currently under consideration.

California policymakers who make up the “Future of Abortion Council” just dropped a bombshell. They intend to not only codify the killing of unborn children throughout all nine months of pregnancy but to decriminalize killing newborns days or even weeks after birth.

New language added to AB 2223 last week revealed the disturbing intent. The proposed legislation would shield a mother from civil and criminal charges for any “actions or omissions” related to her pregnancy, “including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death.” Although definitions of “perinatal death” vary, all of them include the demise of newborns seven days or more after birth.

The bill from Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks additionally protects anyone who “aids or assists a pregnant person in exercising” these rights. It also allows a woman to sue any police department or legal authority which arrests or charges her for hurting or killing her child under provisions of the bill.

“For years, pro-life advocates have argued there is no moral difference between ending a child’s life days before birth or days after birth. California’s pro-abortion legislators now seemingly agree,” said Jonathan Keller, President of California Family Council. “A political culture that justifies killing millions of children in the womb is now declaring open season on unwanted newborns. Every Californian must oppose this heinous bill.”

Governor Newsom formed the “Future of Abortion Council” last year in an effort to turn California into a “sanctuary state” for the procedure. Organizers listed AB 2223 as part of their legislation package implementing a 45-point plan to “expand and protect access” to abortion in California.

(Read more at LifeNews for a discussion of the Maryland law explored below and the Northam foible)

Oddly, this term seems to be popping up out of the blue

Just like most of us had not heard of “transgender” or “cis” before 2015, this new focus on perinatal death seems to be the new push of the Left.

Maryland “Pregnant Persons” bill seeks to decriminalize infanticide

TownHall lays out the facts of a proposed Maryland law being pushed by Democrats in their legislature.

A new set of bills under consideration in the Maryland House and Senate are raising eyebrows for what they would change in the law concerning mothers who abandon their newborns to die either because they no longer want the child or are unable to care for their baby. 

Maryland Senate Bill 669 and House Bill 626, dubbed the “Pregnant Person’s Freedom Act of 2022,” not only erase women by adopting the left’s gender-confused newspeak that ludicrously assumes men can get pregnant but, as the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) explained in its analysis of the legislation, “the bill also proposes a revision of the fetal murder/manslaughter statute that would serve to handcuff the investigation of infant deaths unrelated to abortion.”

In other words – this bill will effectively legalize infanticide. The exact language of the bill states: “This section may not be construed to authorize any form of investigation or penalty for a person . . . experiencing a . . . perinatal death related to a failure to act.” (Emphasis added). In other words, a baby born alive and well could be abandoned and left to starve or freeze to death, and nothing could be done to punish those who participated in that cruel death. The bill also includes a section that would allow “a person [to] bring a cause of action for damages if the person was subject to unlawful arrest or criminal investigation for a violation of this section as a result of . . . experiencing a . . . perinatal death.

As the ACLJ — which is preparing to testify against the bill — also notes, “Because the language that is used is without clear definition, the bill could prevent any investigations into the death of infants at least seven days AFTER their birth, and may extend to infants as old as four weeks!” under the medical definition of “perinatal” that ranges from 7 to 28 days.

(Read of the non-lethal options available in Maryland at TownHall)

Do not define terms, but do go back to their standard catch phrases

During the pandemic, “My body, my choice” was seen as an attack on the health of Democrat Karens and Kens. However, now liberals wave that slogan on signs outside the Supreme Court and shout it for hours.

During the pandemic, healthcare was seen as an act of giving in to the collective and submitting to mandated shots that ended in the deaths of many. Now, “healthcare” means a procedure that ends with the death of at least one human (if not all involved).

Shut Up, the Disinformation Governance Board explained

The Wall Street Journal illustrates through a 2 May 2022 opinion piece how little anyone knows about the Disinformation Governance Board (because nothing has been defined). (The bolding below is mine, placed to create emphasis.)

It’s always exciting for progressives when they create a new government office of something or other. They live for this: another excuse to spend piles of taxpayer dollars; another polysyllabic title and flashy logo; another opportunity to extend the long, comforting arm of the bureaucracy into the business of ordinary citizens who never knew how impoverished their lives were without it.

So there was a tangible buzz of excitement around Washington last week when the Department of Homeland Security proudly inaugurated the Disinformation Governance Board.

Other than its title and the identity of its executive director, there’s not much we know about this exciting-sounding new body. Its job, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told a congressional committee last week, is to tackle falsehoods that threaten the national security of the U.S. He made it sound over the weekend as though it is all about preventing human traffickers and smugglers from misrepresenting themselves—all harmless enough.

But we also learned last week that it will be headed by Nina Jankowicz. Her Twitter feed makes her look like a cross between Madame Mao and Bette Midler—a mix of impeccably conformist left-wing views about politics and media misinformation—the Hunter Biden story was Russian disinformation, the Steele Dossier was all true, etc.—with excruciating political parodies of musical-theater numbers. Watching her videos is a little like being an audience member at a Christmas concert in a prisoner-of-war camp.

(Read of the Wall Street Journal‘s apt acronym for these liberals)

It seems that they figure “If we don’t tell them, we can do anything”

It seems that the Democrats have determined that, as long as they do not inform the public, they can break any law and infringe on any right they want to stifle.

Considering how the 6 January protesters are being treated, they may be right.

 

Mayorkas says Biden’s disinformation board will NOT spy on Americans

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Mayorkas says Biden’s disinformation board will NOT spy on Americans

The Daily Mail reports the words of proven liar Alejandro Mayorkas who, after praising the newly-uncovered head of the “Disinformation Governance Board” went on to claim that she was neutral and fair.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday praised President Joe Biden’s new disinformation czar as ‘qualified and neutral’ despite a slew of Republicans criticizing her as partisan.

Asked about that criticism on CNN’s State of the Union, Mayorkas called Nina Jankowicz ’eminently qualified, a renowned expert in the field of disinformation.’

‘And neutral?’ host Dana Bash asked.

He also pledged the White House’s new Disinformation Governance Board will not be used to monitor American citizens, despite mounting right-wingconcerns that it will be a tool for censorship and surveillance.

Conservatives have been voicing their opposition to the disinformation board since the Biden administration announced its creation last week.

Jankowicz’s appointment in particular has caught criticism, after her previous dismissal of reporting by the New York Post and DailyMail.com on Hunter Biden’s laptop as a ‘Trump campaign product.’

The laptop’s contents, some of which are reportedly linked to a federal tax fraud investigation into the president’s son, had been dismissed in October 2020 by Democrats and mainstream media outlets as ‘Russian disinformation’ before being authenticated by the Washington Post earlier this year.

A Wilson Center fellow who once advised the Ukrainian government, Jankowicz has also come under scrutiny for praising former British spy Christopher Steele. 

Steele is behind the notorious and now-debunked Russia dossier that purported Trump had strong ties with Moscow. 

Jankowicz also caught heat for an old tweet criticizing advertisements promoting mask-wearing at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against public mask-wearing at the time. 

(Read more at The Daily Mail)