Two points of Chinese collusion on behalf of Democrats

An endowment headed by current CIA Director William Burns introduced congressional staffers to Chinese spies

The Daily Caller reports how the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace introduced congressional staffers to a number of Chinese spy front groups.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace introduced congressional staffers to at least 10 individuals who worked for Chinese intelligence front groups during a 2019 trip to China while current CIA Director William Burns served as the nonprofit’s president, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.

During the week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Beijing, a bipartisan group of congressional staffers from the offices of various representatives — including Connecticut Democratic Rep. Jim Himes and former North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows — met with Chinese government officials, journalists, academics and policy experts, according to the trip’s itinerary. Yet, at least 10 of the Chinese individuals worked for front groups controlled by Chinese spy agencies, such as the Ministry of State Security (MSS), the International Liaison Department (ILD) and the intel arm of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the DCNF determined.

The congressional staffers participated in a number of discussions with undisclosed Chinese intelligence front group members, such as a Nov. 6 “pre-dinner dialogue” concerning “Chinese perspectives on U.S.-China policy challenges,” which included Ding Yifan, a member of the MSS-controlled Institute of World Development Studies.

PLA’s Second Intelligence Department carries out military intelligence operations, while the ILD focuses on political intelligence and the MSS serves as China’s equivalent of the CIA, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The DCNF was able to identify some of the individuals who participated in Carnegie’s 2019 trip as being tied to Chinese intelligence agency front groups by cross-referencing the itinerary with the research of several prominent Chinese intelligence specialists, including former CIA analyst Peter Mattis and Alex Joske, a former analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Developing ties between Democrat staffers and communist spies seems like a significant matter

Even after the Mueller Report established that no link existed or had existed between Russia and Trump, we still had to listen to years of the liberal press repeating “Russian collusion” ad nauseum. So how do we not have the main stream media calling this out at every opportunity?

Forbes proves that Chinese operatives ran a massive TikTok campaign to help Democrats in the midterm elections

The Daily Caller calls on the research of Forbes who found a massive campaign by China to help Democrats and hurt Republicans.

TikTok accounts operating as voices of Chinese state media promoted messages that appeared to denigrate Republican candidates and favor Democratic ones ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, according to a Forbes investigation.

While the Chinese-owned social media app has verbally affirmed the need to crack down on election disinformation and foreign interference, several news-oriented accounts failed to disclose their affiliation with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) state-owned media on the platform, Forbes found. The accounts racked up tens of millions views on posts that covered divisive topics, such as abortion and race, as well as critical clips that mostly targeted Republican candidates ahead of the 2022 midterms.

“This opens a new dimension for conversation about TikTok,” Conor Healy, director of government research at surveillance research group IPVM, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The accounts are managed by MediaLinks TV, which registered as a foreign agent for China with the Treasury Department in 2019 and distributes the U.S. branch of China Central Television (CCTV), CGTN, according to the company’s LinkedIn page. MediaLinks also operates the CCTV and CGTN apps, according to Apple.

The largest accounts are @Panadorama, @The…Optimist and @NewsTokss, the latter of which expressly covers U.S. national news, according to Forbes.

NewsTokss in particular ran content that overall shone Republican politicians in an unfavorable light and praised Democrats, Forbes found.

A video from July was introduced with the caption “Cruz, Abbott Don’t Care About Us,” referring to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, according to Forbes. Another from October criticized Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for having “Done Absolutely Nothing.”

Some content swayed against Democrats; one NewsTokss video in October asked viewers whether President Joe Biden’s promise to enshrine abortion rights served as a “political manipulation tactic,” Forbes found.

None of the videos clearly disclosed their ties to CGTN or the Chinese government, but the accounts’ profile bios did spell out, “Material distributed by MediaLinks TV LLC on behalf of CCTV. More info at DOJ, D.C.,” Forbes reported.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

So, we don’t have to worry about just Biden’s 2020 surges at 4 a.m. in multiple cities or his FBi/CIA/social media collusion. We have Democrats and the Chinese Communist Party in 2022.

Actually, I guess this proves that Democrats will use just about any way to hold power. Accept advertisements from foreign spy agencies. Push ballot harvesting in areas where it is not legal. Perfect ballot harvesting where they have made it legal.

Since Eric Swalwell likely slept with Chinese spy Fang Fang (and he still remains in the House — and even stayed in Democrat leadership during Pelosi’s reign), should we be surprised?


A service for CBS (who can’t expose the lies of Joe Biden)

Deconstructing arrogance and idiocy in reporters of CBS

Admittedly, when I saw Scott Pelley of CBS and Sixty Minutes bumbling and blathering on with Biden as they walked through a mostly-empty Detroit Auto Show (as a Sixty Minutes ad), I was not intrigued. I could not care less what that doddering old fool might say or what the incurious “journalist” might ask; therefore, I never watched that once-respectable news show. However, when Bunkerville built a blog post from Miranda Devine tweets that encapsulated the interview, I started to wonder, “How many verifiable lies could CBS have caught had they been an honest news organization rather than a branch of the Democrat propaganda machine?”

Therefore, I dug into the CBS transcript and compared that to reality in order to create the following table. Thence, hopefully the top-rated journals linked in the table might expose either Joe’s lies or his incompetence.

Pelley/Biden exchange Headlines disproving Biden
Scott Pelley: Sir, with the Federal Reserve rapidly raising interest rates, what can you do to prevent a recession?
Joe Biden: Continue to grow the economy. And we’re growing the economy. It’s growing in– in a way that it hasn’t in years and years.
The Wall Street Journal reports in a 28 July 2022 article that Biden faces recession worries after six months of economic contraction
The Daily Mail informed us in a 21 August 2022 article that 97% of US executives believe US is now in a recession or close to one, despite Biden’s denials

Biden should consider the common voter

Biden’s statement does not stay in touch with the reality that people who pump gas or buy food have to experience. Wake up, Joe and Scott.

Scott Pelley: Mr. President, first Detroit Auto Show in three years. Is the pandemic over?
Joe Biden: The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. It’s– but the pandemic is over. if you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing. And I think this is a perfect example of it.
Politico says in a 17 August 2022 article that HHS says it plans to extend Covid-19 public health emergency
ABC News point in a 19 September 2022 article to Democrats who buck Biden’s case for the pandemic being over due to pandemic aid

Too many powerful groups (including cheating Democrats) will stand against this

I’m sorry, but I cannot believe that the Democrat machine that Biden has set up in pharmaceuticals, education, and the voting systems will go away that easily. I don’t believe that people will let the money that was allocated be turned to something out of their control.

Scott Pelley: Have you been briefed, sir, on the top-secret documents that were found at Mar-a-Lago?
Joe Biden: No.
Scott Pelley: No one has come to you to warn you that important national security secrets were revealed by the storage of those documents at the former president’s home?
Joe Biden: I have not personally spoken to anyone on that– in that regard. I’m sure my administration is aware of all of that, and so is the National Security Council. But I have not.
Scott Pelley: were you notified of the FBI’s execution of a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago?
Joe Biden: No. Not ahead of time.
The New York Post outlines in a 23 August 2022 article What did Biden ‘really’ know about the drive to raid Mar-a-Lago?
Fox News quotes a former Supreme Court clerk who says in a 24 August 2022 article that “It’s not believable” Biden didn’t know about FBI raid

Biden has attended too many briefings for me to believe this

If all other presidents since Lincoln have had daily briefings on the events occurring within their administration, why wouldn’t that happen with Dementia Joe and his FBI? Even if you ignore the report from the New York Post, I just don’t buy the idea that he was not involved.

Scott Pelley: Which leads to my next question. You are more aware of this than anyone. Some people ask whether you are fit for the job. And when you hear that, I wonder what you think.
Joe Biden: Watch me. And ma– honest to God, that’s all I think. Watch me. If you think I don’t have the energy level or the mental acuity, then– then, you know, that’s one thing. It’s another thing, you just watch and– and, you know, keep my schedule. Do what I’m doing. I– I think that– you know– I don’t– when I sit down with our NATO allies and keep ’em together, I don’t have ’em saying, “Wait a minute, w– how– how old are you? What are you– what say?” You know, I mean, it’s a matter of, you know, that old expression: The proof of the pudding’s in the eating. I mean, I– I– I respect the fact that people would say, you know, “You’re old.” And– but I think it relates to h– how much energy you have, and whether or not the job you’re doing is one consistent with what any person of any age would be able to do.
The New York Post showed us in a 14 April 2022 article and video how Biden shakes hands with thin air after North Carolina speech
The New York Post shows in a short video how Joe Biden trips again as he goes up the stairs to Air Force One

Inserting a video of Biden stammering would be overkill

But I do like SocialistMop.

Scott Pelley: What should Chinese President Xi know about your commitment to Taiwan?
Joe Biden: We agree with what we signed onto a long time ago. And that there’s one China policy, and Taiwan makes their own judgments about their independence. We are not moving– we’re not encouraging their being independent. We’re not– that– that’s their decision.
Scott Pelley: But would U.S. Forces defend the island?
Joe Biden: Yes, if in fact there was an unprecedented attack.
The New York Post reports in a 19 September 2022 article that Biden says US troops would defend Taiwan; White House backtracks remarks
The New York Post pointed out regarding a previous flub (23 May 2022) that White House walks back Biden Taiwan defense claim for third time in 9 months
Politico reported in a 23 May 2022 article that Biden’s Taiwan defense pledge inflames U.S.-China relations

A little push back would have been nice

Even if they provided only half of the push back that they gave to President Trump when he mentioned the proven hoax started by Hillary, I might start to watch them for 10 minutes. But I will not watch Sixty Minutes.


Biden goes on the attack

Biden, the “senior statesman” and “great uniter” acted as a divider in Israel

As I first heard in a radio broadcast Todd Starnes and the following Daily Caller article — Biden, the “senior statesman” and “great uniter” acted as a divider in Israel.

As President Joe Biden left for his trip, State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters, “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will accompany President Biden to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia July 13-16 to consult with Israeli, Palestinian, Gulf and regional partners on a range of priorities, including deepening U.S. ties across the region, regional security, support for a two-state solution.”

Before he meets with Palestinian Authority (PA) strongman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, Biden should be aware that Abbas has already rejected the notion of “normalization” of relations between the PA, Israel and the Arab States, nixing the principle of accepting the State of Israel, i.e., nixing a solution ending in two states.

President Biden is stuck in a past that never had much chance of success, but now has less. How can you tell? The Arabs are telling you that the PA is a corrupt and malign influence in the region, their priorities are something else, and the greatest threat to their future is Iran. Oh, and by the way, the Gulf States are demanding something entirely else from Washington.

Start with the last one.

Abd Al-Khaleq Abdallah, a researcher with the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, and considered close to UAE President Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, wrote a letter that was published by CNN Arabic last week (courtesy of MEMRI):

“The Gulf states … have their own geopolitical interests and considerations … including their aspiration to deepen and expand their ties with other world powers. If the U.S. does not respect this … the Gulf states will not be able to establish a strategic partnership with it … President Biden must realize that the Arab Gulf has changed,” it said.

“Other world powers” can be a threat — meaning Russia and China — or it could mean Israel. That is not a position that places Palestinians and their aims at the center of diplomacy.

In fact, the Arab states no longer provide aid — or the sort of practical help that Bahrain and UAE used to provide in terms of jobs and financial support. PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh recently revealed that only Algeria among the Arab States continues to send money to the PA treasury. In addition, journalist Khalid Abu Toameh reported that “Arab financial aid to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has dropped by 90% in the past few years, according to the agency’s spokesperson Adnan Adnan Abu Hasna.”

Since the West Bank economy is notoriously corrupt and unresponsive, it is now largely dependent on the EU, individual European countries and the U.S. for money. And the U.S. has responded. Despite the bipartisan Taylor Force Act, which prohibits American funds from going to the PA while the Palestinians pay “salaries” to terrorists, the 2021 State Department budget included $360 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars for West Bank and Gaza activities, channeled through international organizations as a work-around.

As President Joe Biden left for his trip, State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters, “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will accompany President Biden to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia July 13-16 to consult with Israeli, Palestinian, Gulf and regional partners on a range of priorities, including deepening U.S. ties across the region, regional security, support for a two-state solution.”

Before he meets with Palestinian Authority (PA) strongman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, Biden should be aware that Abbas has already rejected the notion of “normalization” of relations between the PA, Israel and the Arab States, nixing the principle of accepting the State of Israel, i.e., nixing a solution ending in two states. 

President Biden is stuck in a past that never had much chance of success, but now has less. How can you tell? The Arabs are telling you that the PA is a corrupt and malign influence in the region, their priorities are something else, and the greatest threat to their future is Iran. Oh, and by the way, the Gulf States are demanding something entirely else from Washington.

Start with the last one.

Abd Al-Khaleq Abdallah, a researcher with the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, and considered close to UAE President Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, wrote a letter that was published by CNN Arabic last week (courtesy of MEMRI):

“The Gulf states … have their own geopolitical interests and considerations … including their aspiration to deepen and expand their ties with other world powers. If the U.S. does not respect this … the Gulf states will not be able to establish a strategic partnership with it … President Biden must realize that the Arab Gulf has changed,” it said.

“Other world powers” can be a threat — meaning Russia and China — or it could mean Israel. That is not a position that places Palestinians and their aims at the center of diplomacy.

In fact, the Arab states no longer provide aid — or the sort of practical help that Bahrain and UAE used to provide in terms of jobs and financial support. PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh recently revealed that only Algeria among the Arab States continues to send money to the PA treasury. In addition, journalist Khalid Abu Toameh reported that “Arab financial aid to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has dropped by 90% in the past few years, according to the agency’s spokesperson Adnan Adnan Abu Hasna.”

Since the West Bank economy is notoriously corrupt and unresponsive, it is now largely dependent on the EU, individual European countries and the U.S. for money. And the U.S. has responded. Despite the bipartisan Taylor Force Act, which prohibits American funds from going to the PA while the Palestinians pay “salaries” to terrorists, the 2021 State Department budget included $360 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars for West Bank and Gaza activities, channeled through international organizations as a work-around.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Additionally, I heard these points at Todd Starnes and Fox News

During Biden’s most recent visit to Israel, he:

Biden threatens to cut off food assistance to schools who will not enact transgender policies

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Biden has mandated that schools adhere to his transgender policy or lose their funding for the “at risk” school meals.

More than half of state attorneys general rejected an “unlawful” Biden administration memorandum, which prevented students from receiving federal funding for public school lunches if their district didn’t comply with LGBT mandates.

In a letter to the president, 26 Republican attorneys general demanded the Biden administration withdraw its Department of Agriculture’s Title IX interpretation, which will take billions of dollars in National School Lunch Program funding away from schools that don’t let biological males use the girls’ bathroom or compete in girls’ sports. The department’s interpretation violated the Administrative Procedures Act, since it was issued as a memorandum rather than a proposed rule for the public to comment on, the attorneys general wrote.

The Biden administration has a history of going around the public when issuing policies, Matt Bowman, a senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, told the Washington Free Beacon. Before the Supreme Court blocked it in January, a mandate without public comment from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration required that workers at businesses with 100 or more employees get vaccinated or submit a negative COVID test weekly.

With the exception of New Hampshire attorney general John Formella, every Republican attorney general joined the coalition, which is led by Tennessee attorney general Herbert Slatery.

(Read more at the Washington Free Beacon)

Next time Democrats say they must have a law “for the children,” remember this

Remember how Democrats had no concern for the welfare of children (would rather have them go hungry rather than let us freely choose whether our children are subjected to transgender policy).

Biden goes on the attack with gaslighting on his Inflation Reduction bill that increases inflation

The Washington Examiner explains why the Inflation Reduction Act doesn’t reduce inflation.

The Inflation Reduction Act does a lot of things. It raises taxes on almost everyone, including those who make less than $10,000 a year. It gives billions to the wealthy to help them buy electric cars. It raises taxes on those producing energy on public lands. And it gives tens of billions to health insurance companies.

What it doesn’t do, however, is reduce inflation. In fact, according to the University of Pennsylvania, it raises inflation through 2024. “The Act would very slightly increase inflation until 2024 and decrease inflation thereafter,” the Penn Wharton Budget Model staff write. “These point estimates are statistically indistinguishable from zero, thereby indicating low confidence that the legislation will have any impact on inflation.”

So why did Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) call his 725-page legislation “The Inflation Reduction Act” if it doesn’t reduce inflation?

It appears he is trying to cover up the fact that he caved to pressure from far-left activists to pass President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.

“Build Back Better is dead,” Manchin insisted to reporters this week. “Instead we have the opportunity to make our country stronger by bringing Americans together. I will do everything I can to usher in a new era of compromise and commonsense that will make America more energy secure, financially sound and a more united country for this generation and the next.”

Don’t expect that “new era of compromise” to start anytime soon. Democrats still plan to pass the Inflation Reduction Act through the Senate’s reconciliation process with only Democratic votes. No Republicans have signed on to the bill’s massive tax hikes and none are expected too.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

I have also heard that Manchin signed on to get a natural gas pipeline for his state

Politico suggested that Senator Manchin made his deal with the devil to get a natural gas pipeline approved for his state.

What happened: Before Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) lent his crucial vote to his party’s climate, tax and healthcare package, he got a commitment from Democratic leaders to pass energy permitting legislation. And Manchin on Monday released details of that side agreement that make clear he’s secured the construction of a major home-state natural gas pipeline in the process.

Here’s a one-page summary of the energy permitting provisions obtained by POLITICO.

Notably, the document says the legislation will “require the relevant agencies to take all necessary actions to permit the construction and operation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.” Manchin, also the chair of the Energy Committee, has called for the completion of the natural gas pipeline, which would send natural gas through his home state of West Virginia to the East Coast, for years.

(Read more at Politico)

To put it another way: the Inflation Reduction Act will increase inflation over two years

The Daily Wire points out that the act could increase inflation over the next two years.

The Democrat-supported “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” could lead to a slight increase in inflation over the next two years if it’s passed and signed into law, according to a Penn Wharton study released Friday.

Penn Wharton analyzed the massive spending package that reached a shocking agreement between Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday. The study came to a dismal conclusion for Democrats, and even found that the bill could do the exact opposite of what its name suggests through 2024.

“The Act would very slightly increase inflation until 2024 and decrease inflation thereafter. These point estimates are statistically indistinguishable from zero, thereby indicating low confidence that the legislation will have any impact on inflation,” the Penn Wharton Budget Model found.

According to the study, inflation could rise by 0.05% over the next two years before a marginal drop of 0.25% “by the late 2020s,” rendering the spending package basically ineffective at accomplishing its purpose.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Biden’s spokesgirl denies the truth from the left-leaning Senate Finance Committee

The U.S. Senate’s Finance Committee provides six pages of tables to prove the distributional effects of an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 5376, the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022”.

(Go to the Senate site to see the other five pages of tax increases)

Just about every level of income will see tax increases

Even if a person escapes tax increases, they will not escape the inflation that this bill’s spending will instigate.

Biden uses banks to go on an all-out attack on fossil fuels

The Daily Caller explains how the Biden regime has armed financial regulators to throttle fossil fuels.

Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research launched a digital platform on Thursday that will help financial regulators mitigate the risks of climate change; however, experts say that this action furthers the Biden administration’s ability to push through its climate agenda.

The pilot program will provide data, as well as computing and software tools, to aid federal regulators and policymakers to better see links between climate change and its impact on the financial system, according to a Thursday press release. Data from the platform will be used by regulators and policymakers to connect finances to climate change and streamline their legal process, which could lead the government to crack down on fossil fuel investments, according to experts.

“These trends have no impacts relevant to business finance,” David Kreutzer, senior economist at the Institute for Energy Research, a non-profit organization that researches government regulation of energy, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “This is another part of the administration’s all-out government attack on conventional energy production, which can only add to our already high prices.”

Tools on the platform will help officials examine the economic risks of wildfire, deteriorating crop conditions, precipitation and other issues that the Treasury Department attributes to climate change. However, experts argue the Treasury Department lacks the scientific acumen to adequately assess these risks and question whether climate trends should be considered in financial regulations.

“They have no expertise on climate science and that’s deeply problematic,” David Burton, senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, told the DCNF.

The Financial Stability Oversight 

The Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research launched a digital platform on Thursday that will help financial regulators mitigate the risks of climate change; however, experts say that this action furthers the Biden administration’s ability to push through its climate agenda.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

As mentioned previously, it takes a lot of money for an independent oil operator to drill

You will find mucho deniro involved in any oil drilling operation.

Denying funding for oil operations is just one more way Biden destroys our oil industry (and gun manufacturers, for that matter) without being directly involved.


Countering their own Democrat narrative

Despite her claims to support police, Kamala calls for supporters to “fight in the streets” to return to Roe’s killing

As noted by Red State and captured by the RNC Research video, Kamala Harris has been encouraging violence over the recent Dobbs decision in the Supreme Court.

Harris recently fired her speechwriter (no one believes the resignation was voluntary) as part of an attempt to improve her public persona, and that’s been about as helpful as a sharp stick in the eye. No matter who is writing her material, the vice president is still the vice president–and that was apparent in her appearance at the National Urban League on Friday.

When Harris arrived, she hugged the host and then ripped off her mask. That’s noteworthy because the White House just announced on Thursday that she was a close contact of Joe Biden, who has COVID-19. I guess CDC guidelines don’t apply to the administration, though.

Biden encouraged abortion rights activists to “keep protesting”

Axios reported in a 10 July 2022 article how Joe Biden encouraged the wackos on the abortion-Left to “keep protesting.”

(Read more at Red State)

President Biden on Sunday encouraged abortion rights activists to “keep protesting,” ABC News reported.

The big picture: Over 1,000 protesters marched to the White House on Saturday, calling on Biden to do more to protect access to abortion, according to the New York Times.

What he’s saying: “Keep protesting,” Biden told reporters while on a bike ride in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, ABC reported. “Keep making your point. It’s critically important.”

  • “We can do a lot of things to accommodate the rights of women,” he added, per ABC. “In the meantime, fundamentally, the only way to change this is to have a national law that reinstates Roe v Wade.”
  • Biden also said he is looking at the possibility of declaring a public health emergency over abortion access and “whether I have the authority to do that and what impact that would have.”

(Read more drivel at Axios)

So, the next time Joe or Kamala say they support the police, bring this up.

In contradiction to Biden’s insistence that there is no recession

7-Eleven sees a bloodbath at their corporate headquarters

Business Insider details the almost 900 jobs lost at the corporate headquarters of 7-Eleven during Joe Biden’s “strong job market.”

The night before the layoffs, hundreds of 7-Eleven corporate employees — including “superstars” who’d shined in recent years, newly promoted up-and-comers, and expecting parents — received meeting invites. Some were asked to show up at the “cantina,” an eatery on the ground floor of the company’s headquarters in Irving, Texas.

By the time those workers clocked in on Monday, July 18, it was clear that cuts were underway. Employees paced around the office, crying and commiserating. After arriving at their scheduled cantina appointments, they were ushered into offices usually occupied by the human resources department. There, they faced their managers, HR representatives, and a squad of unfamiliar security guards. 

One laid-off employee who lost their job that Tuesday recalled to Insider that their manager said, “Take some deep breaths. Everything’s going to be fine.”

Then, that worker was laid off, along with at least 880 of their colleagues.

(Read more at Business Insider)

The “journalist” who said “one laid-off employee who lost their job” should be next

With the triple insults of:

  1. Caving to transgender idiocy,
  2. Not recognizing the unique nature of both femininity and masculinity, and
  3. Not using singular possessive pronoun (his or her) when a singular subject (one employee) was used …

The “journalist” who wrote this piece deserves to be canned.

Rivian begins laying off 6% of workforce

Tech Crunch informs us of the lay off at Rivian.

Rivian has started laying off about 6% of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan, according to an internal email from founder and CEO RJ Scaringe.

The companywide email, which was sent out Wednesday and viewed by TechCrunch, alerted all employees that those affected would receive an email invite from their manager with more context and details. Scaringe reiterated that the manufacturing operations team working at its Normal, Illinois plant would not be impacted.

“Over the last six months, the world has dramatically changed with inflation reaching record highs, interest rates rapidly rising and commodity prices continuing to climb — all of which have contributed to the global capital markets tightening,” Scaringe wrote in the email. “We are financially well positioned and our mission is more important than ever, but to fully realize our potential, our strategy must support our sustainable growth as we ramp toward profitability. We need to be able to continue to grow and scale without additional financing in this macro environment. To achieve this, we have simplified our product roadmap and focused on where it is most impactful to deploy capital.”

For Scaringe and the executive team, the priorities include ramping and enhancing the R1 (which is the electric truck and SUV), and the electric delivery van, accelerating development and launch of R2 and future platforms, ramping its go-to-market capabilities such as charging and service infrastructure and optimizing costs and operating expenses across the business.

(Read more at Tech Crunch)

A list of layoffs in the tech sector

NBC affiliate WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina, reports the following layoffs in the technical sector.

Here’s an update on the latest job cuts:

  • Invitae announced it planned to lay off as many as 1,000 workers globally and Arrival, with a North American headquarters in Charlotte, announced it could cut 30% of its staff in the coming months.
  • Microsoft, which as recently as last month, told WRAL TechWire that it was hiring for hundreds of positions locally in the Triangle, has now also announced that it will cut hundreds of jobs, and the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report shows a drop off in the number of openings locally at the firm.
  • Peloton, which had something of its own pandemic boom and bought a North Carolina company previously, announced it would no longer manufacture its own stationary exercise bicycles, and would lay off some 600 workers.
  • And Biogen, which has a big presence in RTP, announced layoffs in a move to reduce costs last week, as well.
  • Earlier this month, technology startup Adwerx announced it would lay off 40 workers, citing “macroeconomic uncertainty.”

(Read more at WRAL)


Hidden by the press, part 3

An old Clinton operative organizes election clerks to cheat the vote nationwide

Hillary Clinton advisor Amanda Litman said the quiet part out loud when she detailed in an interview on Stitcher how her group Run For Something would implement their new Clerk Work program to recruit elections-controlling candidates (bolding is mine for emphasis).

Speaker Conversation
Priyanka Aribindi (W)e wanted to circle back to this year’s midterm elections and how important they are. We’ve been talking about them. I don’t, I don’t know if you guys have been paying attention, but they’re here, they’re coming and they are very important.
Tre’vell Anderson Very important. And many voting rights organizations are funneling their support to the people on the ground who oversee local elections. Among those organizations is Run for Something, a group dedicated to recruiting and supporting young candidates running for local office. Priyanka, what did they just announce?
Priyanka Aribindi Yeah, so this week they launched an initiative called Clerk Work. It is a program dedicated to recruiting and supporting thousands of candidates for local offices in charge of running elections. So that’s county probate judges, county clerks, county election board members and more. These are positions most of us probably have never thought of before until they were caught in the crossfire of Trump’s Big Lie and suddenly became the most important things that our democracy hinges on. The idea is to back progressive candidates running for these positions so that we can prevent any future attempts to subvert our elections between now and 2024 and hopefully beyond. To learn a little more about the program and its overall goal we have with us today, Amanda Litman. She is the co-founder and co-executive director of Run for Something. Amanda, welcome to What A Day.
Amanda Litman Of course.
Priyanka Aribindi Let’s start with the problem that you and your team are trying to solve. So when we talk about attempts to subvert elections and democracy, what does that look like in our world today, you know, after January 6th? What should we be afraid of, especially on a local level?
Amanda Litman So I always think it’s worth stepping back and really understanding the mechanics of how our elections are run. We do not have one single election in the United States. We have 50 state elections, many of which are run by secretaries of state, although some of them are run by other positions. They’ll be about 3,000 county elections. Then we have thousands more municipal elections, which are run by people called local election administrators. Those are people who determine things like where polling locations are, what language materials are available in what technology is used, how transparent the process is. In some places, they control the voter registration process, in other places they might control the certification process. They are quite literally the people running our elections. And when you think about what election subversion is going to look like in 2024, it is much less likely to be a violent mob storming the Capitol like we saw after 2020, and much more likely to be a QAnon or Nazi or a conspiracy theorist undermining faith in the process and fucking up the election in some way, shape, or form—whether it’s in a battleground state and messing with the vote count, or somewhere else and undermining faith in the process.
Tre’vell Anderson So tell us a little bit about the Clerk Work program you just announced. What are you doing? Where is it happening?
Amanda Litman So Clerk Work is Run for Something’s three-year, $80 million vision to save democracy from the ground up by getting people who care about our voters and care about democracy to run for the positions that literally run elections. And part of the reason we’re doing this is because we have seen how the far right has invested so much time and money to getting people to run for these offices. If you listen to Steve Bannon’s live streams or podcast—which, don’t—
Priyanka Aribindi No. (chuckles)
Amanda Litman —but if you do, this is what he talks about. Like he talks about running for a precinct captain, he talks about running for election judge, he talks about running for county or city clerk. Trump said in front of a group of Republican donors, We care more about who’s counting the ballots than who’s on the ballot in the first place.
Tre’vell Anderson Wow.
Amanda Litman They are laying the groundwork for this to be how they subvert the election. So Run for Something is raising as much money as we can and recruiting as many candidates as we can to run in as many of these elected positions as possible.

Therefore, it seems that the Left has taken to heart the Stalin quote

Stalin reportedly said:

The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.

The discussion on the Clerk Work program above seems to prove that the Left has taken this to heart.

Furthermore, it seems odd how the interview above names “the purported stealing of the election in 2020” as The Big Lie, but then presents a new program that would have every opportunity of subverting the vote.

DeSantis urges Republicans to “hold Biden and his minions accountable”

The Washington Examiner quotes Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis as he encourages Republicans to “hold Biden and his minions accountable.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) called for more action and less talking from Republicans in Washington, D.C.

Addressing a major Republican statewide fundraiser in Hollywood, Florida, Saturday, the governor said it was time to “hold Biden and his minions accountable.”

“If they get majorities in the Congress, I’m sick of them talking,” DeSantis said during Sunshine Summit’s Victory Dinner, according to Insider. “I’m sick of them telling us what they’re going to do. I’m sick of them going on cable and doing this, and prattling.”

“In Florida, we don’t just talk, we do,” the governor added.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

I agree with the governor, we must hold Democrats to task

We need to make a list of Democrat failures and attach those failures to every Democrat. And make no mistake, all Democrats are minions of Biden and, therefore, own his Democrat failures.

Hold Democrats accountable for what?

With an out-of-control border, Biden works to make it worse by giving out free ID’s to illegal aliens

The Daily Mail outlines Dementia Joe’s plan to provide free identification cards to illegal aliens.

Kevin McCarthy said President Joe Biden continues to implement policies that make it ‘easier’ for illegal immigrants to come to the U.S. as the administration works to roll out a program providing I.D. cards to migrants.

‘During the worst border crisis in history, the Biden administration is now handing out ID cards to illegal migrants to make it easier to travel throughout the United States,’ the House Minority leader told

‘This is the exact opposite of what he should be doing,’ McCarthy added.

The Biden administration plans to launch an initiative giving temporary I.D. cards to migrants awaiting decisions on their immigration proceedings so they can more easily access services and government benefits.

Illegal immigrants and asylum-seeking migrants awaiting final decisions on their cases often have difficulty getting housing, healthcare and transportation without identification cards.

In order to relieve some of these obstacles, and serve as a mutual benefit to the government, officials are now considering a pilot program that would provide I.D. cards while incentivizing checks ins and more frequent communication with law enforcement throughout immigration proceedings, two sources familiar with planning told Axios.

The cards would feature a photo and biographic identifiers. It would also include ‘cutting-edge security features,’ an ICE spokesperson said.

Since the start of Fiscal Year 2021 in October, approximately 900,000 migrants have avoided detection when crossing illegally into the U.S., sources at the Department of Homeland Security told Fox News.

Half-a-million of those so-called ‘getaways’ happened since October 1, 2022 – and there are still three months left in the fiscal year.

Meanwhile, nearly 1.75 million migrants have had run-ins with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the southern border so far in Fiscal Year 2022 – the most of any previous year at this point.

(Read more at Daily Mail)

Remember, the “getaways” are estimates of an unknown variable. Additionally, there are other estimates of this failure.

While official channels say pretty much the same thing, it all points to an out-of-control border.

This needs to end.

CIA director “proud” of Afghanistan analysis despite disastrous Taliban takeover

The Washington Examiner reports on the bragging of Biden’s CIA director as he lauds the great job done in Afghanistan.

CIA Director William Burns said he is “very proud” of the agency’s analysis in Afghanistan in 2021 despite being blindsided by the swift collapse of the Afghan government and failing to predict how quickly the Taliban would take Kabul.

The Taliban rapidly took over Afghanistan in mid-August amid a chaotic U.S. military withdrawal, and a suicide bombing by ISIS-K late that month killed 13 U.S. service members and at least 170 Afghan civilians as the United States led evacuation operations at the airport, with the Taliban providing security outside.

Hundreds of Americans and tens of thousands of Afghan allies and interpreters were still in the country when the U.S. left before the end of August.

Burns said Wednesday during an Aspen Security Forum discussion that he was “very proud … of the analysis, with all of its imperfections, that we tried to provide to policymakers over the six months leading up to the withdrawal.”

The CIA director prefaced this by admitting the agency had not predicted the Taliban would take over the country as fast as they did and that “all of us have lessons to learn from experiences like that.” He suggested that the CIA had at least gotten it less wrong than other parts of the U.S. government.

“As the president has said publicly, none of us anticipated that the Afghan government was going to flee as quickly as it did, that the Afghan military was going to collapse as fast as it did,” Burns said. “Having said that, I think CIA at least was always on the more pessimistic end of the spectrum in terms of highlighting, you know, over the course of the spring and the summer, the obvious ways in which the Taliban were advancing rapidly and how this was hollowing out in many ways, not just the political leadership but also the military.”

Burns shared the CIA’s assessment in July 2021, when he did not say he believed the country would fall in half a year, let alone in less than a month.

President Joe Biden and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley both misled about the size of the Afghan army in the months leading up to the fall of Kabul last August.

Biden had dismissed the chances of a Saigon-like situation in July 2021. He added that “the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

The Democrats’ normal stance of telling bald-faced lies to a non-questioning press will not work

Dementia Joe cannot get away with:

Democrats show their tendency to threaten anyone who stands against them

The Daily Mail shows how Democrats seem all too willing to use proxy threats with the Supreme Court when the SCOTUS stands against shifting Democrat policies.

January 6 committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Sunday suggested Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife, conservative activist Virginia ‘Ginni’ Thomas, could be force to comply with their investigation into last year’s Capitol riot.

The Wyoming Republican told CNN‘s State of the Union that her committee is ‘fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena’ for Thomas if talks with her legal team fall through.

‘The committee is engaged with her counsel,’ Cheney said. ‘We hope she’ll agree to come in voluntarily.’

She indicated the committee would be hesitant to take such an explosive step now – but could in the future. It comes days after Cheney revealed that more hearings would be planned for September at the end of its set this summer wrapping on Thursday.

‘I hope it doesn’t get to that,’ Cheney said of the subpoena.

‘We’ve certainly spoken with numbers of people who are similarly situated in terms of the discussion she was having.’

Text messages in the committee’s possession show Thomas pressing members of Donald Trump’s inner circle to investigate his claims that the 2020 election was rigged, multiple outlets have reported.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

If Liz is ousted and the Republicans gain the House and Senate, then there should be an investigation of Liz

Since the standard is, now, that we look for the crime — we should stick to that standard for as long as it takes for Democrats of all stripes to get the message that all of us should have one standard of justice.


Hidden by the press, part 2

On 21 July 2021, Joe Biden said “The vaccinated cannot get COVID”

Breitbart points to some quotes of Biden’s that the press would really like to ignore as Democrats press to politically weaponize Monkey Pox.

While we all wish Joe Biden a fast and full recovery from the coronavirus, let’s not forget all the COVID misinformation he has been spreading for years.

In fact, in a fit of irony, no one would believe in fiction; it was exactly one year ago — one year ago to the day — that Biden told the country the COVID vaccination would protect you from being infected.

On July 21, 2022, the White House announced that the twice vaccinated and twice boosted Joe Biden has the coronavirus.

On July 21, 2021, Joe Biden told the country that the vaccinated could not get the coronavirus.

But again, one last thing.  I — we don’t talk enough to you about this, I don’t think.  One last thing that’s really important is: We’re not in a position where we think that any virus — including the Delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of non — unvaccinated people — the vi- — the various shots that people are getting now cover that.  They’re — you’re okay.  You’re not going to — you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations. [emphasis added]

(Read additional Biden quotes on COVID at Breitbart)

Since Dementia Joe made it a commercial, we remember “the pandemic of the unvaccinated”

We remember:

Teachers’ union survey backfires and turns into an “epic self-own” for Democrats

Fox News informs us on how a teachers’ union had its liberal plans thwarted by its own survey.

In a recent survey by the Randi Weingarten-led American Federation of Teachers, Republicans were found to be winning on the issue of education compared to Democrats. On “Fox & Friends First” Thursday, Corey DeAngelis, senior fellow at American Federation for Children, called the results an “epic self-own.”

COREY DEANGELIS: This was just an epic self-own for Randi Weingarten, her teachers’ union’s own poll tearing the narrative into shreds. It found that Republicans were winning on the issue of education and that Democrats were more likely to be viewed as over-politicizing the classroom, which is the complete opposite of what Randi Weingarten has been tweeting every single day. She’s been blaming the Republicans, but her own poll found that the Democrats, if anything, were more responsible for over-politicizing the classroom. And since then, there’s been another poll that just came out from the Democrats for education reform, also finding Republicans up on the issue of education by about three percentage points overall and by nine percentage points with parents. The GOP has a perfect opportunity here to become the parents’ party. Hopefully, they don’t screw it up and can learn from Glenn Youngkin in Virginia. He showed them the way to lean into parental rights. It’s a political winner. And look, if you want a red wave, this is the way to do it.

(Read more at Fox News)

From this we get the activist mom

As reported at iHeart radio affiliate KTRH, moms have observed the activism being foisted on their children by teachers and have reacted:

There’s a lot of talk, with just over 3 months to go until November. But very quietly, a large group of parents has mobilized before the midterms, and they are planning to have a major impact.

“I have 3 children, they did Zoom school, and parents saw exactly what was going on in our children’s classrooms” said Lisa Alpe, a parent who put herself into action by becoming a Trustee of the Spring Branch ISD, “We had concerns about the content, and really decided to get more involved in what was going on in our schools.”

It’s a phenomenon that has been going on across the country for 2 years now. The Covid closures and mandates, also exposed CRT and other issues that parents were not aware of. But now they are.

(Read more quotes from Trustee Alpe at KTRH)

The Canadian pastor who held service despite COVID-19 lockdown wins a legal victory

The Washington Examiner reports how a Canadian pastor has won a round in his legal battle against the COVID lockdowns that started in 2021.

Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski notched a major legal win after being arrested and found in contempt for holding a church service during the COVID-19 lockdown.

A Canadian court ruled Friday that health agency orders restricting “illegal public gatherings” were ambiguous and therefore could not apply to Pawlowski’s decision to hold a church service, in which congregants gathered without masks amid the country’s pandemic mitigation efforts.

“It’s a slam dunk win. The Court of Appeal made a unanimous, sound decision and overturned the finding of contempt made against my client,” Pawlowski’s attorney Sarah Miller tweeted.

Pawlowski, who leads Calgary’s Street Church, was arrested on May 8, 2021, in the middle of a busy Canadian highway as he was heading home from church.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

The liberal trends in Canada tend to trickle down

Just as other trends tend to trickle down, hopefully this will trickle down. Hopefully, it won’t be the burning of churches that catches from Canada to America.

Drawing the spotlight on the imbalance in our law enforcement and judicial systems

Why New York police released the man stabbed at a Jewish Republican candidate for Senate

The Washington Free Beacon attempts to apply logic to the illogic of releasing someone who attempted to kill a candidate to the U.S. Senate.

A New York man was released from jail without bail hours after he tried to stab Rep. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.), a foregone conclusion because of a bail reform law passed in 2019.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Rochester, N.Y., charged David Jakubonis with attempted second-degree assault and released him before his trial, according to a Thursday press release. Jakubonis, an Iraq war veteran who was inebriated, used a small weapon with two sharp prongs to assault Zeldin, telling the representative, “You’re done,” when he swung at him during a campaign speech for veterans in Perinton.

“After being charged with a felony for last night’s attack, the man who tried to stab me was instantly released back onto the street due to New York’s insane cashless bail law,” Zeldin told the Washington Free Beacon. “Too many people throughout our state have suffered violent attacks and even death, as a result of criminals who were allowed to walk free because of soft-on-crime bail policy. We must repeal cashless bail in New York!”

Attempted assault is a felony in New York, but criminal justice reform legislation passed in 2019 bars judges from setting bail because the charge is “nonviolent,” the New York Times reported. Zeldin predicted his assailant would be released shortly after the incident due to state law.

In another case in June, a New York City offender stabbed two Subway passengers the day after he was released from jail for brandishing a knife at police.

The attack comes as elected officials face increased threats of violence in the United States. In 2017, a far-left gunman shot up a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, D.C., nearly killing House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (La.). A left-wing group threatened this year’s upcoming game, warning of “serious consequences” if it doesn’t get its way.

(Read more at the Washington Free Beacon)

“Justice for Democrats, not for you” hits the “hit-man” phase

It is my contention that both this and the Bernie follower/Steve Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson fit together in a scheme against the rest of us.

The Bannon trial was a farce

Breitbart outlines the farcical features of the so-called Bannon trial.

The trial of Stephen K. Bannon is a farce in which the federal judiciary is validating an unlawful, unconstitutional, McCarthyist witch hunt that is violating due process and civil liberties for the purposes of destroying the political opposition.

I hold no special brief for Bannon, who left Breitbart News more than four years ago. I also opposed the January 6 protest — not just the riot, but the peaceful part — in advance, because I believed Congress could not reject an Electoral College vote.

What I find alarming about the Bannon trial is that after the defense was barred from bringing up the legal problems with the subpoena Bannon was issued, Judge Carl Nichols allowed the prosecution to make a case about the validity of the subpoena.

The first prosecution witness, Kirsten Amerling, is the chief counsel for the January 6 Committee. She was not just called as a fact witness, but specifically to offer her legal opinion about the subpoena — a task that properly belongs to Judge Nichols.

While Amerling was allowed to testify that, in her view, the subpoena was urgent, the defense was not allowed to ask if it was validly issued at all, given that Democrats barred certain Republicans from the committee, which has no ranking member.

Recall that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rejected the minority’s chosen ranking member, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), as well as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) — the first time in history the majority has denied the minority the right to choose its representatives.

(Read of the two reasons Pelosi refused Banks and Jordan at Breitbart)

The Democrats seem willing to burn our system down

The Democrats seem willing to burn our system down. Maybe we should likewise perform a controlled burn to contain the problem.

A kangaroo court for Pelosi, Biden, and Schumer might send a message.


Hidden by the press, part 1

Protests against liberalism’s soft underbelly that have spread across the globe

The Federalist lays out how the American press has ignored protests that expose the soft underbelly of the environmental wackos.

If you skim the front pages of major corporate news outlets, you’ll find no mention of the economic protests raging in Spain, Morocco, Greece, and the United Kingdom.

On The Washington Post homepage these days, you’ll find headlines such as, “How To Deal With A Chatty Coworker Who Won’t Get Out Of Your Office,” but you won’t find mention of the more than 100,000 people protesting in Madrid. You’ll find the story of a gay union entitled, “What’s Two ‘Yentas’ Plus One Senator? A Lifetime Together” at The New York Times, but you won’t see a single heading on the more than 10,000 protesters in Athens. Corporate media has largely glossed over the tens of thousands of farmers in the Netherlands who clogged up roadways and distributions centers by holding Canadian-trucker-convoy-style demonstrations to protest radical climate policies.

According to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which records protests worldwide, 11 countries are currently seeing protests of more than 1,000 people in response to the rising cost of living and other economic woes in 2022. As of July 5, Carnegie had recorded >protests of more than 120,000 people in France, 100,000 in Spain, 10,000 in Greece, 10,000 in Kazakhstan, 10,000 in Sri Lanka, 10,000 in India, 5,000 in Iran, 5,000 in Peru, 1,000 people in Argentina, 1,000 in Morocco, and 1,000 in the U.K.

(Read details of the protests in France, Spain, Greece, and elsewhere at The Federalist)

Does anyone think that the Disinformation Governance Board has really gone into retirement?

Months ago, when memes of Scary Poppins were coming into vogue, we were assured that the Disinformation Governance Board (that was discovered by accident) was no longer needed and had been disbanded. Does anyone believe that Democrats have abandoned a means of holding power such as this board?

Does anyone believe that there are no daily meetings between the political Democrats and the press Democrats where one group hands the day’s talking points over to the other group?

A Democrat poll shows that Trump, with a net-positive approval, is viewed far more favorably than net-negative Biden

Brietbart cites a poll from the left-leaning American Association of Retired Persons that favors Trump over Biden.

Former President Donald Trump, with a net-positive approval rating, is viewed far more favorably than net-negative President Joe Biden across midterm battleground districts, according to Wednesday’s AARP/Fabrizio polling.

A majority (50-49 percent) of battleground respondents approve of Trump, while Biden’s approval rating among the same constituents is marked at only 37 percent with 61 percent disapproving. Trump’s approval rating is 23 points better than Biden’s.

The survey was conducted among 56 of the most competitive districts in 2022 that are rated either a toss-up or as lean Democrat/Republican, according to the Cook Political Report. The poll sampled 2,352 likely voters in the 56 House districts on June 29, 2022.

More specifically, the poll shows that Republicans are favored over Democrats by four points on the generic ballot. The generic ballot polling samples support parties without the influence of individual politicians.

The poll also found Republicans have greater support among those 50 years and older:

The generic Republican leads by a wider 49% – 40% margin among voters 50+, and Independents tilt toward the GOP candidate by 7 points. There are 20+ point gender gaps among both men and women overall and among those age 50+, with men voting GOP by a larger margin than women voters are supporting the Democrat.

White voters 50+ favor the generic Republican by 16-points. The race is closer among Hispanic and Asian American voters 50+ who prefer the generic Democrat by 5 & 3-points, respectively. A generic Democrat leads among Black voters 50+ by a 65% – 16% margin.

(Read at Brietbart of some nice little surprises for Dementia Joe)

I am surprised that the poll did not ask about the ABB (Anybody But Biden) sector

The power of the liberal press might be reflected through an ABT (Anybody But Trump) response to a poll (since the main stream media has been working hand in hand with the Democrats to use the January 6 Committee and the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision to try to cast conservatives in a bad light). Likewise, the ability of Americans to see beyond the spin and review the state of their own household might be reflected through an ABB (Anyone But Biden) response to a poll (since Biden seems to be hard at work trying to redefine the word “recession”  — similar to the way they wanted to define inflation as “transitory“).

Biden has insufficient support in Congress to pass laws fashioned after the Green New Deal, so he threatens executive (dictatorial) action

Reuters may cover the pleas from a few Democrats, but it does not cover the results of the subterfuge being forced on all of us.

In the left-leaning article, Reuters points out:

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that climate change is an emergency but stopped short of a formal declaration, announcing a modest package of executive actions and promising more aggressive efforts.

Biden made the comments during a visit to Massachusetts and as a historic heat wave batters Europe and the United States. Some 100 million Americans from New York City to Las Vegas will be under heat warnings this week.

“Climate change is literally an existential threat to our nation and to the world,” Biden said. “This is an emergency, an emergency, and I will look at it that way.”

The announcements included new funding for cooling centers and pushing for new off-shore wind projects in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico.

Still, those actions fall short of demands by Democratic lawmakers and environmental activists who want Biden to formally declare a climate emergency, which would enable the use of the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of a wide range of renewable energy products and systems.

Biden told reporters that he would decide shortly on whether to make such a declaration.

“I’m running the traps on the … authority I have,” he told reporters as he traveled home from Massachusetts. “I’ll make that decision soon.”

Biden is under increasing pressure after conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said last week he was not ready to support key climate provisions in Congress, a critical loss in the evenly divided Senate.

(Read more at Reuters)

First, nobody can prove a link between the current heat (or last winter’s cold) to “Climate Change”

This is just another power grab by a dictator.

The Federal Register gives record of Joe’s dictatorial tendencies, but the White House web site removes record of his gaffes

While the Biden Federal Register claims that Dementia Joe has issued 94 executive orders between 20 January 2021 and 21 July 2022, we also know that the Biden White House web site was caught removing references to Biden gaffes recorded on video (as evidenced through the following video from Sky News and the tweets from RNC Research).

Therefore, I would not be surprised to find that Biden has issued far more executive orders and had them reclassified as “memos,” “directives,” or some other type of communication that might push the Democrat agenda around the Constitution of our representative republic.


Mass shooting and self-defense news made silent by mass media

Bad news for the anti-gun lobby

Armed bystander hailed as hero (but not by the main-stream media)

Indianapolis, Indiana NBC affiliate WHTR reports that a good guy with a gun put down the perpetrator of a mass shooting (where three or more people were shot and killed in a single event).

At 5:57:03 p.m., Elisjsha Dicken, an armed bystander, fired on the shooter from 40 yards away, according to police. Within 15 seconds from when the shooting began, Dicken fired 10 rounds hitting the shooter as the shooter tried to retreat into the bathroom but collapsed and died.

(Read of the thug who killed three others and more of the hero who stopped him at WHTR)

Oddly, unlike the Uvalde event that happened two months ago, this story has not been picked up by the main stream media

Unlike the Uvalde event, where we are getting nightly reports on how dissatisfied the local population has become with the situation, we hear nothing of this story on main stream media.

However, with the numbers of felons being released by Democrat district attorneys and the flood of drugs across our border, this problem proliferates to a degree unimaginable for many. Still, if you want proof, do a search (or three, as with this post) and see what stories you find. Just make certain to use a different search engine for each search (for most complete results).

A good person with a gun defends freedom from a knife-wielding intruder

An 80-year-old woman shoots and kills young intruder after he stabs her husband

The Washington Post conveys the story of a Sultan, Washington woman who was forced to defend herself and her son after her husband was stabbed.

Age is nothing but a number.

An 80-year-old woman in the small town of Sultan, Wash., proved that Thursday night when she shot and killed an intruder who broke into her home.

At the moment, details are thin.

A man from Gold Bar, Wash. — a town of about 2,000 — broke into the woman’s home around 8:30 p.m. Thursday while she was enjoying an evening with her husband, 75, and son, 45. According to a Komo News report, police said the man broke in through the back door. After hearing a noise, the woman walked into the back room, where the 25-year-old intruder stood, wielding a large knife.

Her husband was on the ground.

The intruder had stabbed her husband in the abdomen, felling but not killing him. Before calling 911, the woman took matters into her own hands, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. She snuck in the back bedroom, presumably unnoticed, where she grabbed a gun she hides there.

She returned to the main room, took aim and fired several shots into the intruder, killing him.

She and her son managed to escape without any injuries, authorities said. Her husband was airlifted to the Harborview Regional Medical Center.

(Read of the drug-related motive for the stabbing at the Washington Post)

Whoever voted for the open borders of Biden voted for this drug epidemic

Let’s be clear: everyone who voted to open the Southern border to unchecked entry also voted for this drug epidemic.

If you don’t like Mexican opioids and Chinese synthetic opioids flooding the streets of your small town, then don’t vote for a Chinese/Mexican/Ukrainian/Russian-connected politician.

Another good person with a gun stops a thug with a knife

“I know I did the right thing:” Customer shoots and kills armed robber at gas station

Saint Louis, Missouri NBC affiliate KSDK tells us how a customer stepped in to stop an armed robber holding a knife to the clerk’s neck.

Most people would try to run away from a robbery situation, but one customer felt called to run toward it.  

His courageous effort ended in a deadly shooting, which possibly saved more lives than the one lost.

“Taking somebody’s life is not an everyday thing, neither is saving someone’s life,” the customer, who wished to remain anonymous said. 

Those thoughts now consume his mind after not only witnessing an armed robbery Saturday morning at a St. Charles QuikTrip but also stepping in to stop it.

“He grabbed a backpack and ran inside, looking for I guess the clerk. I saw him grab her and drag her to the front to the counter, something wasn’t right when I saw that, so me being concealed carry, I had my gun on me and I just waited,” the customer said. 

The customer saw it all unfold from his car, parked in front of the QT on First Capitol Drive.

 “I walked up to the door and I saw him with a knife to her throat. She was emptying out the cash register and I took a step in and peeked my head in to ask if everything was okay. I couldn’t see his face but he was saying yes, but I could see her face she was saying no, she was scared,” he said.

Police named the robbery suspect 26-year-old Lance Bush from St. Louis City. “I pulled my gun up and I asked him are you sure everything’s okay and that’s when the suspect said ‘no it’s not okay, but I got something for you and he grabbed his bag, ran from around the counter and started running towards me and that’s when I fired shots,” the customer said.

He recalls shooting four times before Bush fell to the floor. Shortly after he told the clerk to call the police, he did as well. 

“I don’t think I honestly had a choice. He already had a knife at her throat, he could’ve pulled out something bigger than what I had then you would’ve had two people dead instead of one,” he said. 

(Read of the robber’s crime spree at KSDK)

Despite the obvious evil of the robber, the “journalist” ends with one dig

Despite the following facts:

  • The robber was holding a knife to the neck of a female clerk while robbing the gas station
  • The robber had stolen a vehicle to get to the gas station
  • The robber had threatened and was running at the hero when the robber was shot
  • The robber was suspected of having committed two other armed robberies that morning

Still, the “journalist” ends with:

The customer was detained and released. 

At this time, he says he has not been charged.

Anti-gun bias, much? Wish for heroes to be punished and criminals released, much?


The lack of media confidence finally gets recognized

A year ago, Americans were showing their distrust in media

The US ranks last among 46 countries in trust in media

A Poynter article dated 24 June 2021 reports on a Reuters survey that found little trust among Americans when it came to print and broadcast media.

The United States ranks last in media trust — at 29% — among 92,000 news consumers surveyed in 46 countries, a report released Wednesday found. That’s worse than Poland, worse than the Philippines, worse than Peru. (Finland leads at 65%.)

The annual digital news report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford also found some improvement in trust in nearly all the countries surveyed — probably thanks to COVID-19 coverage — but not in the U.S. where the low rating was flat year to year.

One explanation, though not necessarily the only one, is the extreme political polarization in the U.S. This study, like many others, found extremely high levels of distrust — 75% of those who identify as being on the right thought coverage of their views is unfair.

Local news, both print and broadcast, fared better than national news. However, the findings for struggling local print outlets were not all good.

Interest in local news and willingness to pay for it was not strong. Only 21% in the U.S. said that they pay for news online. Of those who do, 31% said they pay for The New York Times, 24% for The Washington Post and only 23% for the site of a local or regional paper.

The most popular local news topic, by a wide margin (62%), was weather. Staples of local newspaper coverage like politics (33%) and education (16%) lagged. Those surveyed indicated a preference for local broadcast (52%) as a source over newspapers (16%).

(Read more at Poynter)

As of the coronavirus media coverage, surely the shine had to come off from media

Because such a stark difference between reporting on coronavirus and observable reality (as could be seen by driving by hospitals), surely only the lazy and the really gullible continued believing the Democrat narrative.

After this year’s poll, the media starts to catch on

A Gallup poll indicates trust in television and newspapers has dropped to historic lows

Gallup reports that an annual poll of 1,005 respondents found that our trust of television and newspapers has fallen to record lows.

  • 16% of Americans have a great deal/quite a lot of confidence in newspapers
  • 11% have some the degree of confidence in television news
  • Democrats’ confidence low but higher than Republicans’, independents’

Americans’ confidence in two facets of the news media — newspapers and television news — has fallen to all-time low points. Just 16% of U.S. adults now say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers and 11% in television news. Both readings are down five percentage points since last year.

Gallup has tracked Americans’ confidence in newspapers since 1973 and television news since 1993 as part of its annual polling about major U.S. institutions. The latest readings are from a June 1-20 poll that saw declines in confidence ratings for 11 of the 16 institutions measured and no improvements for any.

Television news and newspapers rank nearly at the bottom of that list of institutions, with only Congress garnering less confidence from the public than TV news. While these two news institutions have never earned high confidence ratings, they have fallen in the rankings in recent years.

A majority of Americans have expressed confidence in newspapers only once — in 1979, when 51% did. But there is a wide margin between that and the second-highest readings of 39% in 1973 and 1990. The trend average for newspapers is 30%, well above the latest reading of 16%, which is the first time the measure has fallen below 20%. The percentage of Americans who say they have “very little” or volunteer that they have no confidence is currently the highest on record, at 46%.

Confidence in television news has never been higher than its initial 46% reading in 1993 and has averaged 27%, considerably higher than the current 11%. This is the fourth consecutive year that confidence in TV news is below 20%. And for just the second time in the trend, a majority of Americans, 53%, now say they have very little or no confidence at all in TV news.

(Read more at Gallup)

When their reporting did not line up with observable reality, what did they expect?

When the main stream media focused on stories that only supported their narrative, did they not expect Americans to seek out alternative sources and stop trusting the newspapers / Democrat TV news? When the most recent hire at the TV station reported the latest “surge” of coronavirus (that didn’t pack hospitals that we pass to and from work), did they expect we would just accept their word?

It seems that main stream media’s Katy Tur has started to feign some introspection. Maybe some actual soul searching that involved review of the bias on main stream media shows might have convinced a few of us.

One other thing that might make American news consumers a little less jaded would be if the media stopped covering staged “events” as real news (like where AOC acts like she is being handcuffed at a protest in front of the Supreme Court when no handcuffs were present).

The best part is how AOC exposes her fraud by raising her fist 10 seconds into doing her fake “perp walk.” Not even the most dedicated in the Democrat press can cover for these idiots.


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

Violence in the name of “Jane’s Revenge”

The 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.