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Georgia Football Team Declines Joe Biden’s Last Minute White House Invitation

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 16:00

How refreshing when a sports team takes a stand for America. We are so used to the Anti-American haters like Le Bron James, Colin Kaepernick, et al getting fawning press…..

Georgia football team declines Joe Biden’s White House invitation

By Ryan Glasspiegel, NY Post, May 9, 2023:

Georgia repeated as national champions but will not have a second consecutive corresponding White House visit.

The Bulldogs announced Tuesday that they are declining Joe Biden’s invitation to attend what is being deemed “College Athlete Day” on June 12.

“The University of Georgia first received on May 3 an invitation for the Bulldog football team to visit the White House on June 12,” Georgia’s athletic association said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the date suggested is not feasible given the student-athlete calendar and time of year.”

Several months back, there were gripes among Georgia supporters that the team had not been invited sooner.

“It is our hope that this repeat championship team can join the many teams prior that have been honored by the President,” a bipartisan group of Georgia’s congressional delegation wrote to the White House in January, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In February, a President Biden official said the White House “looks forward to welcoming” Georgia, but the invitation did not arrive until last week.

The Biden White House just finished smoothing over a controversy in which first lady Jill Biden floated the idea of inviting Iowa’s women’s basketball team, which had finished as runner-up to LSU in the national championship last month.

“I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do,” the first lady said after watching the game. “So, we hope LSU will come. But, you know, I’m going to tell Joe I think Iowa should come, too, because they played such a good game.”

“If we were to lose, we would not be getting invited to the White House,” Reese said. “Remember she made a comment about how both teams should be invited because of sportsmanship. I’m like, ‘Are you saying that because of what I did?’

“Stuff like that bothers me because you are a woman at the end of the day, white, black, Mexican, it doesn’t matter. You’re supposed to be standing behind us before anything.”

A Counterrevolution Is Coming

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 15:00

Victor Davis Hanson lays it out here. Where we were, where we are – how got here – and where it’s all going.

The Impending Thermidor Reaction in Jacobin America

At peak woke, our reign of terror is beginning to lose momentum because its continuation would destroy all the work of 247 years of American progress and sacrifice.

By Victor Davis Hanson, May 7, 2023:

The decade-long French Revolution that broke out in 1789 soon devolved into far more than removing the monarchy, as it became antithetical to the earlier American precedent. American notions of liberty and freedom were seen as far too narrow, given the state, if only all-powerful and all-wise, could mandate “equality” and force “fraternity” among its subjects.

Each cycle of French revolutionary fervor soon became more radicalized and cannibalistic—until it reached its logical ends of violent absurdity.

Originally, the idea of curbing the power of a Bourbon king through a parliamentary republic became lethally counter-revolutionary.

Soon even attacks on the Catholic Church and the abolition of the monarchy entirely were deemed insufficient. The king himself and his consorts had to be beheaded. Monasteries and churches were to be ransacked, and priests exiled or lynched.

The sometimes moderate Girondins, who favored constitutional government, were mostly executed by their former friends among the Montagnards. In turn, the latter were soon deemed too conservative for the emerging crazy Jacobins. So they, too, had to be decapitated. The ensuing year-long reign of terror guillotined thousands of innocents, deemed guilty of being guilty of something.

By 1793, the revolution had turned nihilist and suicidal. The foundational date of France was recalibrated (not as 1619 but) as 1789—or “year one.”

Jacobins sought to wipe out religion, both materially and spiritually. They replaced God, first, with the atheistic “Cult of Reason” and then a stranger still “Cult of the Supreme Being”—a dreamed-up, living, humanistic god that only the murderous Robespierre could fully envision, but eerily similar to our own Green New Deal deity.

The months of the year themselves were renamed, the days of the week renumbered and relabeled. Statues were toppled, first at night, later in shameless daylight. Place names were erased and renamed. The original revolutionary heroes were not to be mentioned; their uncouth successors deified. Money was printed to “spread the wealth”—until it was worthless.

Murderous cancel culture ran unchecked. Yesterday’s French revolutionary became today’s counterrevolutionary—and tomorrow’s decapitated.

Almost everyone who originally had opposed the absolute monarchy, and, like the Americans, wished for a constitutional replacement, was eventually executed by revolutionaries who were then executed by more radical revolutionaries. The longer and more radical the revolution ran, the meaner, dumber, and more deadly the revolutionaries who emerged from the woodwork.

Finally, what could not go on, did not go on, as French society unraveled. Then the so-called Thermidors put an end to the madness of the Robespierre brothers and their sidekick, the 26-year-old Saint-Just, and did to them what they had done to thousands.

The final revolutionary correction saw a Directory, then a Consulate, and finally the dictator Napoleon—the self-described emperor who claimed he was the final absolutist manifestation of the “Revolution.”

A Revolution of the Disingenuous

We are swept up in similarly scary revolutionary times, after the perfect storm of the 2020 rioting, the COVID destructive lockdowns, and a radical socialist takeover of the old Democratic Party.

Decades of successful and legitimate efforts to ensure equality of opportunity, a safety net for the poor, and increased civil liberties have transmogrified into an “equity” agenda, or state-mandated equality of result—or else!

“Diversity” is now an Orwellian word for racial essentialism to the one-drop degree. Jim Crow racism was not eliminated permanently. It now has resurfaced as woke or “good” segregation. Racially separate facilities and events are apparent “reparatory justice.” Black activists are calling for $800 billion in reparations from San Francisco, a city that is melting down as we speak.

The old precivilizational tribalism and monotony of thought are now deemed “diverse.” “Inclusion” means replacing one racial hierarchy of the 1950s with a newer one of the 2020s. Woke leftists prove “inclusive” by excluding as “haters” and “denialists” any who disagree and cannot be easily refuted.

Opportunists Abound

The Nike admen Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James ended up with millions of dollars in endorsements ultimately derived from Communist Chinese exploiters of servile labor—a fact that all their pseudo-revolutionary performance art cannot mask.

Like the rich and elite Montagnards and Jacobins, well-off, degreed suburban grifters suddenly became “woke” arbiters of the “correct.” Thousands of diversity, equity, and inclusion czars bloated administrations, broke university budgets, and terrified faculty and employees with their panopticon surveillance. And yet did any of them result in a single better student reader, or at least one more accomplished university math major? Have K-12 scores soared with DEI monitors on hand?

We have not descended to the guillotine yet, but we are getting there with online cancel culture, doxxing, deplatforming, boycotts, mandatory diversity statements, indoctrination training, ostracism for an incorrect word, and violence redefined as activism.

Black Lives Matter ended when its supposedly Marxist architects all vanished into comfortable bourgeoise estates and cushy retirements—along with the millions of dollars they shook down from guilt-ridden corporations.

#MeToo sputtered out once the mantra of “believe women” turned its attention to candidate Joe Biden and Tara Reade. It turned out that she most certainly must not be believed when she swore the Delaware Democrat had sexually assaulted her.

Supposed transgendered heroes vie for profitable TV endorsement commercials that are as lucrative to them as they are ruinous to their employers.

In our revolutionary times, mediocre biological male athletes “transition” into female sports and suddenly become rich and famous. Women who transition to males, for some reason, find no such profits from male competitions.

A black transient with 42 arrests and three assault convictions is accidentally killed by a would-be Samaritan bystander who takes action to stop his threats on the subway. The tragedy becomes a rallying cry for “activist” leaders, eager for continuous notoriety and profits, while 10,000 black people murdered per year, mostly by other black people, do not earn a snore from these same “civil rights” leaders.

The World Upside Down

Like Revolutionary France, our woke revolution was contrary to human nature and therefore had to be imposed by force or coercion.

Merit is the great enemy of wokeness. One day SAT tests were blind mechanisms to allow the less privileged to compete on the basis of talent rather than parentage. The next day such tests were deemed counterrevolutionary, racist enemies of the people. Universities boast of rejecting 60-70 percent of those who scored perfect on SATs, as if their excellence was proof of their “privilege.”

Jurisprudence was tarred as racist, as if laws against shoplifting, looting, smash-and-grab, car-jacking, and arson were created only by elite white men who never had the need to steal or loot and who therefore made silly, arbitrary laws against them.

Like the Jacobins, our woke elite deem prisons arbitrary detention centers. So thousands of those arrested for committing violent crimes have either never been charged, never convicted, never sentenced, or never incarcerated. These exemptions rest on the principle that the revolutionaries who destroyed the enforcement of law have the wherewithal to protect themselves from the dystopia they created.

Borders disappeared, apparently on grounds they were 19th-century racist relics. Yet sanctuary cities prove the least welcoming of the tens of thousands they all but invited into distant other towns and counties.

The homeless were no longer deemed vagrants, or selfish in their take-over of public spaces, but the victims of an oppressive society.

So public defecation, urination, fornication, and injection were rebranded as mere lifestyle choices of the unfortunate, not to be judged wrong or unlawful by the victimizers who supposedly made thousands homeless. Ancient laws of hygiene and municipal cleanliness were thrown out as bourgeois, as cities reverted to the protocols of their medieval forebears.

Leftists who created these Frankenstein-like monsters, like the fictive Dr. Frankenstein himself, became targets of their own experiments. It was no longer enough to support civil rights for the transgendered. Suddenly any questioning of the wisdom of biologically born males competing in women’s sports or of teenagers with penises undressing among teenage girls in locker rooms, or of state-sponsored drag-queen shows with children in attendance condemned one as transphobic and worse.

Advocating a secure border and strictly legal immigration was proof of nativism. Equal opportunity for all races was racism. Advocacy for the use of natural gas as a needed transitional fuel indicted one as a climate “denialist.”

As our woke version of the Jacobin revolution accelerated, society itself began to unwind—as expected given America relied on meritocracy, free expression dissent, the rule of law, forbearance, and tolerance.

In less than three years, our major cities became filthy to the point of unhealthiness. Violent crime and thievery drove businesses and commuters away. Subways at night became the domain of the homeless and criminal. Vacancy rates in San Francisco or downtown Portland shot up to 25 percent or more. Millions began leaving Jacobin blue cities and states, and headed for sanctuaries in more suburban and rural red states.

Once-trusted and familiar government agencies became weaponized—and inevitably incompetent. The FBI was not interested in the organizers of 120 days of violent looting, arson, murder, and rioting in summer 2020, or the threatening mobs who showed up at the homes of Supreme Court Justices. Instead, it fixated on parents at school board meetings, Latin Mass Catholics, former Trump Administration officials, and anyone daring to question the Russian collusion or Russian disinformation laptop hoaxes.

The Pentagon brass oversaw a flight from Afghanistan, in the greatest military humiliation in modern American history. Yet at the same time, it focused on rooting out white rage and white privilege despite presenting no data to substantiate its accusations. Former intelligence officers and “authorities” misled the country and warped an election, to ensure Americans did not take seriously the incriminating evidence in Hunter Biden’s laptop of the Biden family’s widespread corruption.

So, the world became topsy-turvy. Throwing a firebomb into a police-occupied patrol car earned a light sentence, while protesting illegally at the Capitol won a decade in prison.

An American who did not get vaccinated was to be thrown out of the U.S. military; an illegal alien crossing the border unlawfully without a vaccination might earn a free phone and free lodging in a big-city hotel.

The more the government printed money it did not have, the more the country was slandered as cruel and mean to its underclass. The more standards were dropped for admission, hiring, promotion, and retention, the more employers were deemed unfair and bigoted.

As the American Jacobin phase accelerated, the more it, too, seemed to pursue its own destruction. Few now trust that the graduates of the Ivy League and marquee universities know what they once did. And why not, when students are admitted without test scores, but are assured passing grades, watered-down classes, and graduation to be synonymous with admission?

The U.S. military fell short by thousands of recruits. And why not, when it advertised for manpower with invitations from drag queens, and hounded those as racists who had died at twice their numbers in the population in Afghanistan and Iraq?

At peak woke, our reign of terror is beginning to lose momentum because its continuation would erode all the work of 247 years of American progress and sacrifice.

Former and current liberals—an Elon Musk, Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, Glen Greenwald, Naomi Wolf, or a Richard Dreyfuss—are deemed counterrevolutionaries for questioning the excesses of wokeism, and so began questioning the premises of wokeism itself.

New polls showed scant public support for open borders, for multiple sexual identities, and for biological men competing in women’s sports. Reparations from an insolvent government to black Americans—on the principle that those whose ancestors might have been enslaved eight generations ago were owed money from those whose ancestors might have owned slaves eight generations ago—is widely rejected by the general population.

When corporations like Anheuser-Busch or Disney tried to ingratiate themselves to the woke Jacobins, they lost billions in revenue—just as the woke Pentagon has lost thousands of recruits.

Woke networks like CNN have smaller audiences than some one-person podcasts.

A desperate and woke NBA now brags that its recent playoff televised audience reached over 4 million viewers. A quarter-century ago, when the U.S. population was nearly 60 million smaller, the pre-Jacobin NBA won over 70 million viewers who watched the 1998 finals.

Joe Biden, the thin veneer of the woke revolution, polls below 40 percent. Even that favorability is propped up by the consensus that he has no idea where he is or what he is saying—and thus at least is deserving of 40 percent support for not being responsible for what he has empowered.

A counterrevolution is building, not just because people are angry at what has become of their country, but because they now are learning that if they do nothing, they will have no country—and soon.

WATCH: Tucker is Back!

Tue, 05/09/2023 - 21:05

On Twitter! Watch and listen!

He is bringing a new version of his Fox show  to Twitter. Excelsior!

Tucker: “There aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining in the world—the only one—is Twitter, where we are now…Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last 6.5yrs to Twitter.”

Bravo Elon!

We’re back.

— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 9, 2023

— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) May 9, 2023

TRUMP VOWS TO APPEAL: Manhattan Jury Reaches Verdict in Defamation Case Against Trump – Jury Finds For Carroll Who Said “Rape is Sexy”

Tue, 05/09/2023 - 19:30

Appalling. New York continues to validate all the worst things the majority of Americans think and say about it.

Billionaire Democratic Megadonor Secretly Funded E. Jean Carroll Lawsuit Against Trump

BREAKING: A Manhattan jury just found Donald Trump liable in a civil lawsuit for E. Jean Carroll's claims of abuse and defamation but REJECTS her claim that he raped her in the 90s.

She's the lady who said "rape is sexy" on CNN.

Her lawsuit was also entirely funded by Democrat…

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 9, 2023

Lady: You raped me

Guy: No. I did not

Lady: Yes you did

Guy: When?

Lady: I don’t remember

Guy: uh?

Lady: “Rape is sexy”

Guy: This is insane

Lady: I’m suing you to prove it

Guy: ok

NY Jury: He didn’t rape you

Guy: Thanks

NY Jury: Now pay her $5,000,000.00

Guy: WHAT!?

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 9, 2023

Trump Lawyer Says Trump Will Appeal Verdict in E. Jean Carroll Civil Lawsuit

Joseph Tacopina, attorney of former President Donald Trump, told The Epoch Times that the former president is planning to appeal the verdict that found him liable for battery and defamation charges in the E. Jean Carroll trial.

It came as a Manhattan grand jury on Tuesday ruled against former President Donald Trump on one count of defamation and one count of battery in a civil case launched against him by Carroll, an advice columnist.

The verdict will not result in jail time because it is a civil case. The jury found that Trump should pay a total of about $5 million in damages to Carroll, including about $3 million for the defamation charge and about $2 million for the civil battery charge.

BREAKING: Manhattan Jury Reaches Verdict in E. Jean Carroll Rape, Defamation Case Against Trump

A Manhattan jury reached a verdict in the E. Jean Carroll rape/defamation case on Tuesday afternoon.

In 2019, E. Jean Carroll alleged Donald Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990’s.

A 9-member Manhattan jury was seated last month to kick off the rape, defamation trial against Trump.

Trump has denied the allegations and called E. Jean Carroll a “whack job” who’s “not my type.”

Read: Dr. Peter McCullough On “The Holy Grail Of COVID-19 Vaccine Detoxification”

The jury reached a verdict on Tuesday…it will be released soon.

The New York Post reported:

The Manhattan jury hearing evidence in E. Jean Carroll’s federal lawsuit accusing former President Trump of raping her decades ago has reached a verdict.

The nine-person panel — three women and six men — reached the decision Tuesday after three hours of deliberations that began Tuesday May 9 following eight days of trial in Manhattan federal court.

The jurors were tasked with determining if the 45th president is liable for battery in the “Ask E. Jean” advice columnist’s case accusing him of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman fitting room, most likely in 1996.

They also needed to determine whether Trump, 76, defamed Carroll when he publicly denied her allegations, claimed he had never met her and accusing her of making up the story for political reasons and to help push her book sales.

Keep reading….

Interior Secretary: The Monstrous Administrative State Killing Self-Government Must Be Stopped

Tue, 05/09/2023 - 19:00

News sites like Geller Report have warned of the subversive take-over from within in our most pwoerful government agencies.


Conservative Attorneys Urge Sessions to Clean Up Obama’s ‘Partisan’ Civil Rights Division

DoJ’s Office of Public Affairs — Department of Justice has become an arm of Soros’ Media Matters and the DNC.

Obama Holdovers at DOJ Still Run the Show

Related:The Revolution Will Be Bureaucratized

Trump Interior Secretary: The Monstrous Administrative State Killing Self-Government Must Be Stopped

David Bernhardt has written a screed against the burgeoning administrative state built on his firsthand experience as a Beltway insider.

By: Tristan Justice, The Federalist. May 8, 2023:

A new book out Tuesday lifts the curtain on what the modern administrative state has become: a bureaucratic leviathan undermining representative systems of government — and it needs to be reined in.

After a long career in civil service that includes stints under the last two Republican presidents, former Trump Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has written a screed against the burgeoning administrative state from his firsthand experience as a Beltway insider. The book, titled You Report to Me: Accountability for the Failing Administrative State, is both an expose of the swamp-style tactics leveraged to stifle the agenda of democratically elected leaders and a guide to confront the weaponization of the federal bureaucracy.

In a Monday interview with The Federalist, Bernhardt pointed to the “lionization” of “the resistance” within federal agencies following the triumphant 2016 election of President Donald Trump as an inflection point in the administrative state subverting the will of American voters.

“My concern over time is that if you have 2.2 million people in the civil service, and 1 percent of them is actively resisting,” Bernhardt said, “that’s one thing.” He continued:

But if it’s 10 percent of them, it’s a different thing. If it’s 20 percent of them, it’s something else. And if it’s more than that, what does that mean for representative democracy and government? Because at the end of the day, in my mind the entire point of us having an election system is so that the American people can express a view and have it mean something.

While primarily drawn from his time at the Department of the Interior, the book examines how employees across federal agencies have learned to manipulate bureaucratic processes to hamper White House priorities that run counter to their ideologies. From turning in products rendered unusable to outright delaying the completion of projects deemed important by the elected administration, employees exploit protections as federal bureaucrats to “resist” presidential directives.

In one chapter, Bernhardt pulls extensively from a report by the America First Policy Institute, where he serves as chairman of the Center for American Freedom, titled, “Tales from the Swamp.” The 2021 paper documents episodes of resistance throughout the four years of the Trump administration.

A plurality of examples Bernhardt cites involve the Department of Justice, the same agency that sought to frame Trump and his 2016 campaign as engaged in Russian collusion. The FBI investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane culminated in the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who ultimately exonerated the president. Bernhardt made no reference to the Russia-collusion hoax but shed light on a litany of other abuses by DOJ officials who successfully subverted the will of voters by thwarting White House initiatives. The cross-agency examples illustrate the extent to which unelected ideologues are able to hijack democracy to substitute presidential policy with their own agendas.

Axios published a report last summer that unveiled Trump’s plans for a complete overhaul of the entire federal bureaucracy in a potential second term, starting with the Department of Justice. Bernhardt’s book offers not just a warrant but a mandate for bureaucratic reform to be a top priority for the next Republican president.

“The election involves the change of, let’s say, 3,500 people,” Bernhardt told The Federalist. “There’s 2.2 million that don’t change, and you have to figure out, ‘How am I going to have these folks help me drive change forward?’”

Trump, he added, “started very late,” with “Schedule F” for federal employees not proposed until the last year of his administration.

The delay not only gave the president’s antagonists years of experience in hampering administrative priorities but also gave former Trump officials a lesson in urgency. Last week, the Heritage Foundation announced the hiring of former White House Personnel Director John McEntee to preemptively staff the next administration. Bernhardt wrote about the importance of administrative staff moving on the president’s agenda from day one.

“A presidential term is 1,461 days,” Bernhardt reported. “In the absence of a second term, everything that is not accomplished by day 1,461 is probably never going to be done.”

In his interview with The Federalist, Bernhardt finished with a warning for the next administration. “The resistance to the next Republican president’s policies will be 10 times worse from the standpoint of the career civil service, the [nongovernmental organizations], and the radical left,” Bernhardt said.

The prophetic note makes Bernhardt’s book a must-read for anyone wishing to understand the true scale of the administrative state, especially for those hoping for a political appointment.

SOROS To Buy Bankrupt Far-Left VICE NEWS

Tue, 05/09/2023 - 14:00

Bankruptcy-bound Vice Media will reportedly be bought out of Chapter 11 by investors who include billionaire George Soros for about $400 million — after the Brooklyn-based company was once valued at nearly $6 billion.

Boom. Because without their propaganda and fake news, the left would fail spectacularly.

BREAKING: Bankrupt Vice Media to be acquired by Soros and Fortress investment groups

Vice will be bought out of bankruptcy by Fortress Investment Group and Soros Fund Management for $400 million.

BREAKING: Bankrupt Vice Media to be acquired by Soros and Fortress investment groups

By: Post Millennial, May 5, 2023 1 minute read

Vice Media, once valued at $5.7 billion, embraced woke ideology and will now be bought out of bankruptcy by Fortress Investment Group and Soros Fund Management for $400 million.

According to insiders, this acquisition deal would eliminate all stockholders, including TPG, Sixth Street Partners, and James Murdoch. The plan also entails wiping out the debts held by TPG and Sixth Street The Wall Street Journal reports.

Fortress Investment Group, the company’s largest debtholder, is expected to take over management control. The hedge fund is said to have a role for Vice co-founder Shane Smith, who will most likely play a part in the company’s future direction.

Reports from earlier this week indicated that Vice was reportedly planning to file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks.

This move follows the recent closure of Vice World News, a global reporting initiative, which many saw as a departure from the company’s roots in gonzo journalism.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

Biden Regime Cracks Down on Dishwashers as War on Appliances Continues

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 18:00

The destructive Democrats condemn industry, technology, the intellect, and want to return us to the state of grunting subanimals digging the soil with our bare hands.

Ayn Rand saw it all.Back in 1971, Rand wrote:

“The dinosaur and its fellow-creatures vanished from this earth long before there were any industrialists or any men . . . . But this did not end life on earth. Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of “equilibrium” that guarantees the survival of any particular species—least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man.”


Without machines and technology, the task of mere survival is a terrible, mind-and-body-wrecking ordeal. In “nature,” the struggle for food, clothing and shelter consumes all of a man’s energy and spirit; it is a losing struggle—the winner is any flood, earthquake or swarm of locusts. (Consider the 500,000 bodies left in the wake of a single flood in Pakistan; they had been men who lived without technology.) To work only for bare necessities is a luxury that mankind cannot afford.

Ayn Rand, Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, page 288

It has been reported in the press many times that the issue of pollution is to be the next big crusade of the New Left activists, after the war in Vietnam peters out. And just as peace was not their goal or motive in that crusade, so clean air is not their goal or motive in this one.

Ayn Rand, “The Left: Old and New,” Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, 167

The immediate goal is obvious: the destruction of the remnants of capitalism in today’s mixed economy, and the establishment of a global dictatorship. This goal does not have to be inferred—many speeches and books on the subject state explicitly that the ecological crusade is a means to that end.

Ayn Rand, Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, 280

Need I go on?

Related: Biden Regime Cracks Down on Air Conditioners as War on Appliances Continues

Biden’s Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Wants NATIONWIDE Ban on Gas Cars

War on appliances continues as Biden admin releases new rules for dishwashers

By Anders Hagstrom, FOX Business, May 8, 2023:

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart blasts Biden over border neglect as Title 42 nears end: ‘The consequences are deadly’

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., warns of the consequences of allowing Title 42 to expire without putting forth a plan to curb the border crisis.

The Department of Energy proposed new appliance rules that would cut water and energy use limits for Americans’ dishwashers well below current levels.

The proposal would limit dishwashers to using 3.2 gallons of water per cycle, far below the current federal limit of 5 gallons. The rules would also require manufacturers to reduce their products’ energy consumption by nearly 30%.

Most dishwashers on the market are already well below the federal standard of 5 gallons, with most using 3.5 gallons per cycle or less.

Dishwashers are not the only appliances Biden’s DOE has set its sights on, however, as the regulator is also considering crackdowns on washers, dryers and refrigerators that manufacturers say could reduce performance.

President Biden’s administration is exploring new limits for energy and water consumption for America’s home appliances. So far, the new rules could target dishwashers, refrigerators, and washers and dryers. (Coldwell Banker Realty / Fox News)

The Biden administration has made clear that the new limits are coming thanks to the president’s climate agenda.

“Collectively these energy efficiency actions … support President Biden’s ambitious clean energy agenda to combat the climate crisis,” the DOE wrote earlier this year.

The proposed rules come on the heels of a national reckoning over gas stoves. While top Democrats like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer argued there was nothing to worry about, his own state banned gas stoves just last week.

“Nobody is taking away your gas stove,” Schumer tweeted in early February. “Shameless and desperate MAGA Republicans are showing us they will cook up any distraction to divert from real issues the American people want solved, like the debt ceiling.”

Disgraced CDC Rachel Director Walensky Resigns

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 17:00

Rats abandoning ship.

In Memory of Disgraced Former CDC Director Rochelle Walensky – Featuring Joe Biden:

"Vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don't get sick"

— Gain of Fauci (@DschlopesIsBack) May 6, 2023

BREAKING: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has suddenly resigned.

Here she is claiming vaccinated people do not carry the COVID virus which turned out to be completely false.

“Our data from the CDC today suggest that vaccinated people do not carry the virus.”

Another one bites…

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) May 5, 2023

Walensky lied about the safety & efficacy of the Covid-19 "vaccine".

Millions of Americans have been injured or killed by this experimental mRNA treatment that did nothing to prevent transmission.

Support the VSRF as we work to hold them accountable.

— Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (@VacSafety) May 5, 2023

Outstanding video compiling all the lies told by Rochelle Walensky regarding COVID throughout her tenure as CDC

— Michael P Senger (@michaelpsenger) May 6, 2023

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Announces Departure From Public Health Agency

By: Ben Zeisloft, Daily Wire, May 6, 2023:

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is slated to leave the public health agency at the end of next month.

The official assumed office on the day President Joe Biden was inaugurated and played a central role in the administration’s response to COVID, which involved the continued nationwide rollout of vaccines and a controversial requirement that federal workers receive the inoculation. She previously served as chief of the infectious diseases division at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School.

“The end of the COVID-19 public health emergency marks a tremendous transition for our country, for public health, and in my tenure as CDC Director,” Walensky said in a Friday statement. “I took on this role, at your request, with the goal of leaving behind the dark days of the pandemic and moving CDC, and public health, forward into a much better and more trusted place.”

Walensky will cease her official duties on June 30. Biden lauded her work at the public health agency in a separate statement from the White House.

“As Director of the CDC, she led a complex organization on the frontlines of a once-in-a-generation pandemic with honesty and integrity. She marshalled our finest scientists and public health experts to turn the tide on the urgent crises we’ve faced,” the commander-in-chief said. “Dr. Walensky leaves CDC a stronger institution, better positioned to confront health threats and protect Americans. We have all benefited from her service and dedication to public health, and I wish her the best in her next chapter.”

Beyond the federal vaccine mandate, which was officially nixed earlier this week, the Biden administration attempted to impose vaccine requirements on private employers through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an emergency order which the Supreme Court overturned last year after The Daily Wire filed a federal lawsuit.

Walensky meanwhile garnered controversy for providing teachers union officials “unprecedented access” to view and shape COVID response guidelines, a privilege that the unions leveraged to implement a “trigger” provision that would cause schools to automatically close should COVID test positivity rates reach certain thresholds, according to a report from the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

Kelly Tratner, the senior director for health issues at the American Federation of Teachers, suggested the “trigger” provision to Walensky in an email that she forwarded to a fellow CDC administrator. The suggestion was included in a guidance published on the following day.

Walensky admitted last year that the CDC made mistakes in its COVID response and called for a “reset” that would include staffing changes and faster data releases. She contended that the agency should create a “new office to promote equity in healthcare” and develop a “more nimble workforce that can quickly respond to public health crises.”

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Devastating New Poll: Trump Clobbers Biden

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 15:53

If the election wasn’t rigged, it’s a landslide.

The Biden Administration has decimated our economy, our energy independence, our boarder, our deterrence, our military, and our credibility on the world stage. What rational American would vote for another four years of this insanity? #Trump2024!

ABC/WP conducted 11 national polls in 2019/2020. All 11 polls showed Biden ahead of Trump (Biden +10 average)

2024 Pres. Election Polling by ABC/WP

(R) Trump: 48% (+3)
(D) Biden: 45%

(R) Trump: 49% (+7)
(D) Biden:

— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) May 7, 2023

Devastating New Poll For Biden Shows Trump With 7 Point Advantage

By Conservative Briefing, May 7, 2023

The news continues to get more disastrous for President Joe Biden as a new poll shows that former President Donald Trump is destroying him.

The new poll, done by ABC/Washington Post, shows former President Trump with a whopping 7 point lead over President Biden, Mediaite reported.

Trans Cleared of Flashing Penis At Women at Ohio YMCA After Judge Ruled She’s Too FAT for Genitals To Be Visible

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 15:00

2023 in a headline.


— The Redheaded libertarian (@TRHLofficial) May 7, 2023

Trans woman is cleared of flashing her penis at three women using Ohio YMCA after judge ruled she’s too FAT for her genitals to be visible

  • Darren Glines, who now goes by Rachel, was found not guilty of three counts of indecent exposureThe 31-year-old’s lawyers claimed that her gut was too large for her penis to be exposed
  • One of the complaints stated that there were three juveniles present during the incident in Xenia, Ohio

By Emma James For Daily Mail, 6 May 2023

A judge ruled that a transgender woman could not have indecently exposed her penis in a YMCA female changing room after agreeing with her claim that she’s too fat for it to be visible.

Darren Glines, who now goes by Rachel, was found not guilty of three counts of indecent exposure at the facility in Xenia, Ohio.

Judge David McNamee cleared Glines after agreeing that the size of her belly meant it would be impossible for anyone to see her penis.Glines, 31, has had several complaints made against her dating back to 2021 – with at least three people complaining that they saw a ‘naked male in the female locker room.’

One of the complaints stated that there were three juveniles present during the incident, with a woman going to the front desk to report the issue.

But she was reassured by a worker that it was ‘actually a woman’ and that she ‘shouldn’t have been disturbed’ but the incident.

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New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Transgender Ideology

Mon, 05/08/2023 - 13:17

The majority of Americans reject the idea that gender can be different from sex at birth.

One thing is clear, a very small, very powerful far left cabal is systematically destroying this country.

BREAKING: Three medical schools in North Carolina are now diagnosing toddlers who play with stereotypically opposite gender toys as having gender dysphoria, and are transitioning them.

Yes, you read that correctly. If a 2 year old girl picks up a truck instead a Barbie, that is…

— Gays Against Groomers (@againstgrmrs) May 4, 2023

New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Transgender Ideology

By Kyle Becker, May 6, 2023:

According to a recent poll conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, a majority of Americans reject the idea that gender can be different from sex at birth.

The poll, conducted from November 10 to December 1, found that among adults, 57% believed that gender was determined by sex at birth, while 43% believed that gender could differ from one’s sex at birth. Respondents also opposed other talking points promoted by transgender activists, such as hormones for minors, participation in sports based on gender identity, and teaching gender identity to young children.

Alyssa Wells, a 29-year-old behavior therapist and survey participant, expressed her concerns about transgenderism, stating that “My concern with transgender is mostly with the children.”

She added, “We can’t vote until we’re a certain age, we can’t smoke, drink or whatever, but we can change our bodies’ anatomy and how it works? It just doesn’t seem like that’s okay to me.”

Participants also widely supported counseling for minors who believe they may be transgender, but opposed minors receiving hormonal treatments under medical supervision. The survey found that 68% of adults opposed puberty blockers for children aged 10-14, and 58% opposed hormones for children aged 15-17, while 62% and 66%, respectively, supported counseling for those age groups.

Most respondents also opposed teachers discussing gender identity in the classroom, with 77% opposing it from kindergarten to third grade, 70% for fourth and fifth grade, and 52% for middle school. Only 36% opposed such lessons for high schoolers, and 64% supported the lessons.

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“Ready for War”: Tucker Carlson About To Torch Fox News, Plans To Launch His Own Media Empire

Sun, 05/07/2023 - 18:14

Do it! We need Tucker News.

“Ready for War” – Tucker Carlson Reportedly Wants a Massive Media Empire and is “Ready to Go “Defcon 1” to Force Fox News to Give Him his Freedom

— The Gateway Pundit (@gatewaypundit) May 7, 2023

BREAKING: Tucker Carlson to Unleash Hell On Fox News, Plans To Launch His Own Media Empire

By Clayton Keirns, Trending Poliitcs. May 7, 2023

In an ongoing battle between Tucker Carlson and Fox News, sources close to Carlson have informed Axios that he is preparing to force Fox News to let him work for or create a right-wing rival network. This move comes after Fox News let Carlson go 13 days ago, resulting in a plummet of ratings in his former time slot. In an attempt to sideline him, Fox is offering to pay Carlson $20 million per year not to work.

Carlson’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, told Axios that “the idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous.” The conflict between Carlson and Fox has the potential to reshape the conservative news landscape.

Axios has learned Carlson is busy plotting a media empire of his own. But he needs Fox to let him out of his contract, which expires in January 2025 — after the presidential election. We’re told Carlson has been contacted by outlets — including the right-wing Rumble and Newsmax — that offered to pay him more than his Fox contract.

Behind the scenes, Axios discovered that Carlson even had a conversation with Elon Musk about potentially working together, although specifics were not discussed. Additionally, Carlson is considering the establishment of a direct-to-consumer media outlet, following the blueprint laid out by his predecessor in his Fox slot, Bill O’Reilly.

Two days after his departure from Fox News, Carlson posted a Twitter video at 8 p.m. ET, the same time as his former show, teasing “See you soon.” The video has since garnered over 24 million views.

A source close to Carlson, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said that the ousted host “knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and is ready to start drawing a map.” Furthermore, Carlson’s allies with large platforms are prepared to attack Fox News for attempting to keep him on the sidelines. Trumpworld’s bare-knuckle brawlers are reportedly standing by in support of Carlson.

DOJ Seeks 25-Year Prison Sentence for January 5th Political Prisoner

Sun, 05/07/2023 - 15:13

Grief stricken, not just for this young man and his family but for what this grave injustice represents and worse, portends.

The American justice system is gone.

DOJ Seeks 25-Year Prison Sentence for Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes

By Joseph M. Hanneman, The Epoch Times, May 6, 2023:

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a 25-year prison sentence for Oath Keepers founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes III after he was found guilty at trial of seditious conspiracy and other Jan. 6-related charges.

Such a sentence would by far be the longest of any Jan. 6 criminal prosecution.

In a 183-page sentencing memorandum (pdf) filed in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., the DOJ also recommended prison sentences from 10–21 years for seven other Oath Keepers and an associate found guilty of various Jan. 6 crimes during trials in 2022 and early 2023.

“These defendants were prepared to fight. Not for their country but against it,” federal prosecutors wrote in a filing with U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta.

“In their own words, they were ‘willing to die’ in a ‘guerrilla war’ to achieve their goal of halting the transfer of power after the 2020 Presidential election,” the memo reads. “As a co-conspirator recognized, their actions made these defendants ‘traitors.’”

Other defendants, and the DOJ’s sentence recommendations, include Kelly Meggs, 21 years; Jessica Watkins, 18 years; Roberto Minuta, 17 years; Edward Vallejo, 17 years; Kenneth Harrelson, 15 years; Thomas Caldwell, 14 years; Joseph Hackett, 12 years; and David Moerschel, 10 years.

‘Including Use of Force’

In crafting the recommendations, prosecutors applied enhancers and upward departures from sentencing guidelines for aggravating factors such as obstruction and the role each defendant allegedly played on Jan. 6, 2021.

“As legal challenges to the election sputtered, and President Trump gave no indication that he would invoke the Insurrection Act to halt the certification of the election,” the sentencing memo said, “these defendants explicitly discussed the need to use any means necessary, up to and including the use of force, to oppose the transfer of power, and they began to focus on January 6 as a day of action for their objective.

“Then, on January 6, the defendants seized the opportunity to advance their conspiratorial goal by participating in the attack on the Capitol.”

Prosecutors told jurors in the first two Oath Keepers trials that the group conspired to “prevent the peaceful transfer of power” from President Donald J. Trump to Joseph R. Biden Jr. Defendants seized the opportunity on Jan. 6, 2021, to attack the Capitol and attempt to stymie the ceremonial counting of Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election.

Defense attorneys said there was no plan nor a conspiracy to halt certification. They said the Oath Keepers did not “attack” the Capitol, although some members entered the building the afternoon of Jan. 6 and rendered assistance to police. The Oath Keepers were in Washington that day to provide event security and VIP protection for permit-approved rallies, attorneys said.

Didn’t Enter Capitol

Rhodes said he was convicted not for anything he did on Jan. 6, but for who he is and for speech that is protected by the First Amendment.

“I did not enter the Capitol. Nor did I instruct anyone else to enter the Capitol,” Rhodes said in a 46-page reflection written from his jail cell.

“And yet, here I sit, because of who I am, and because of what I said—my political speech—not because of anything constituting an actual crime, not because of anything I actually did,” Rhodes told The Epoch Times.

Rhodes, who will be sentenced on May 25, said he was at a nearby hotel on Jan. 6 when he saw television coverage of violence breaking out at the Capitol. He went to the Capitol and ordered all Oath Keepers away from the building, Rhodes told the FBI in a May 2021 interview.

A jury on Nov. 29, 2022, found Rhodes not guilty of conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiracy to prevent a member of Congress from discharging their duty. However, despite not entering the Capitol, Rhodes was found guilty of obstructing an official proceeding.

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Biden Regime Still Largest Donor To Afghanistan As Taliban Persecutes Christians

Sun, 05/07/2023 - 14:00

A new inspector general’s report released Tuesday gives us the latest evidence of the perfidy and anti-Americanism of the Biden regime: even after the Taliban took over in that country in the wake of the regime’s catastrophically botched withdrawal of American troops, the American taxpayer remains the world’s largest donor to Afghanistan. This is beyond absurd, as the Taliban, which is inveterately hostile to the U.S., is inevitably going to obtain some or all of that money, and could conceivably used it to finance attacks on Americans and U.S. interests. Is that what the traitor class that is running the Biden regime wants?

The Washington Times reported Wednesday that “some $2.1 billion has flowed to Afghanistan since August of 2021.” Biden regime officials, of course, insist that this is humanitarian aid that is “going to assist Afghans and not feed into the Taliban’s treasury.” The obvious problem with this, however, is that “the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction said officials can’t say for sure that the Taliban isn’t siphoning some of the money away from the groups the U.S. is funding.” Of course. Why wouldn’t they? And what could conceivably stop them? In light of that, and the nefarious uses to which the Taliban could put the money, we shouldn’t be sending a penny to Afghanistan. But clearly Biden’s handlers have different priorities from those involving the safety and well-being of the American people.

Inspector General John F. Sopko stated: “Since the Taliban takeover, the U.S. government has sought to continue supporting the Afghan people without providing benefits for the Taliban regime. However, it is clear from our work that the Taliban is using various methods to divert U.S. aid dollars.” He “pointed to reports that the Taliban levies fee charges on nongovernmental organizations still operating in the country. And in some areas, Taliban officials have ordered NGOs to provide assistance to Taliban personnel before others.” And of course, the Biden regime’s State Department “doesn’t know how much assistance has been siphoned off in that manner.” Why would they? They’re too busy implementing Critical Race Theory and putting on drag shows.

Meanwhile, the Christian news organization Mission Network News reported on April 3 that “the Taliban are offering money for Afghans to turn in any Christians they know. And Afghans are desperate, further heightening the security risk [to] Christians.” This might lead some to think that the U.S. should continue the humanitarian aid, so as to relieve the Afghans’ plight and ease the pressure on the country’s tiny and embattled Christian minority. But U.S. taxpayer money appears to be going straight to the Taliban.

Evidence for this was provided late last year. Da Afghanistan Bank, Afghanistan’s Taliban-controlled central bank, tweeted the images on Nov. 29, Dec. 5, Dec. 6, and Dec. 14, 2022: massive stacks of American hundred-dollar bills, wrapped in plastic, bar-coded, and placed in boxes or blue plastic bags on the tarmac at the Kabul airport. The bank said this was $40 million in “humanitarian aid,” but said nothing about who had sent it, and one observer said that judging from the photos, there looked to be much more than $40 million flowing in to the Taliban’s coffers. So who was funding the Taliban with tens of millions in untraceable cash?

The prime suspect, of course, was Old Joe Biden and his handlers. On Aug. 31, 2021, Old Joe declared, “We will continue to support the Afghan people through diplomacy, international influence, and humanitarian aid.” Then in January 2022, National Security Council spokeswonk Emily Horne said proudly: “The United States is announcing a new contribution of more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan. This brings total US humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October 2021, and we remain the single largest donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.”

Dr Niamatullah Ibrahimi, whom the Australian Broadcasting Corporation identifies as “an international relations lecturer and Afghanistan expert from La Trobe University,” said that it would not be difficult at all for the Taliban to hijack this aid money: “The distribution and dispersal of the money is not very transparent. There is very little that we know about how this money is used in Afghanistan and the mechanisms of control over aid delivery.”

Indeed. But no one seems to mind, and the money just keeps flowing in. What could possibly go wrong? Ask Afghanistan’s Christians.

From Worse to Worser: Radical Biden Former Failed Nominee Neera Tanden For Domestic Policy Adviser, Replacing Susan Rice

Sat, 05/06/2023 - 18:00

Tanden, a Hillary Clinton loyalist with a checkered past, was forced to withdraw her nomination to lead OMB — a post that requires Senate confirmation — in 2021 due to her past controversial remarks and volatile behavor.

Neera Tanden spent late 2016 and 2017 claiming that the real winner of the 2016 election was Hillary Clinton, but Russian hackers changed Hillary votes to Trump votes to ensure he won.

She covered up sexual harassment at her old job, once punched a reporter who asked Hillary Clinton about the Iraq War, and claimed Russian hackers flipped votes from Clinton to Trump in 2016.

Tanden’s 2021 nomination to be director of the White House Office of Management and Budget failed when her nasty attack tweets surfaced — with fellow Democrats sinking her chances.

Tanden deleted more than 1,000 tweets during her failed quest to lead OMB, including attacks on Republicans and non-centrist Democrats alike.

Her posts trashed the 2016 presidential bid of socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as Russia’s choice against Democratic Party favorite Hillary Clinton and accused moderate Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) of being “high” on her “own supply.”

In a humorous moment during Tanden’s confirmation hearing, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) quipped at her: “You called Sen. Sanders everything but an ignorant slut.” (more here)

Meet Biden’s new head of the Domestic Policy Council Neera Tanden.

She covered up sexual harassment at her old job, once punched a reporter who asked Hillary Clinton about the Iraq War, and claimed Russian hackers flipped votes from Clinton to Trump in 2016.

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 5, 2023

Biden bringing in failed nominee (anti-Trump and anti-Bernie Russia hoaxer) Neera Tanden (rejected by both parties in Senate) to run domestic policy in place of departing and disgraced Susan Rice.

— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 5, 2023

Biden Taps Former Failed Nominee Neera Tanden For Domestic Policy Adviser, Replacing Susan Rice

President Joe Biden on Friday picked the White House staff secretary to succeed Susan Rice as his domestic policy chief.

By: Daily Caller, May 6, 2023:

Biden, who served with Rice under the Obama administration, announced Rice’s resignation from domestic policy adviser on April 24 where she served for two years. Neera Tanden, the president’s staff secretary and failed nominee to head the Office of Management (OMB), will take Rice’s place, according to a White House press release. (RELATED: Biden’s Domestic Policy Chief Susan Rice Steps Down)

“For over two years, Susan Rice has helped craft and implement my domestic policy agenda and our country owes a debt of gratitude for her history-making public service,” Biden said in a statement. “I am pleased to announce that Neera Tanden will continue to drive the formulation and implementation of my domestic policy, from economic mobility and racial equity to health care, immigration and education.”

Tanden was nominated to lead the OMB, which is tasked with conveying the White House’s economic policy agenda to the Legislature, in 2020 following Biden’s election, but withdrew after several controversies surfaced during the confirmation process.

The long-time Democratic political operative allegedly once punched a reporter after asking a question that was critical of Hillary Clinton, to whom she served an adviser to when she was first lady, a senator and when she ran for president. Tanden also emailed staff of the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank she led, suggesting that Libya should pay back the U.S. in oil for intervening in their 2011 civil war.

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Colorado Democrats Seek Power to Block Social Media Users

Sat, 05/06/2023 - 17:00

Democrats are coming for your speech, your thoughts, your guns and then, you’re done. Game over.

Colorado politicians seek power to block social media users

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers pushed a bill to the governor’s desk that would allow politicians to block social media users from their private accounts, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would consider to what extent that’s legal.

The measure Colorado’s Democrat-controlled Legislature approved Thursday allows lawmakers to block people for any reason they choose. The rule wouldn’t apply to some politicians’ accounts, such as one of Gov. Jared Polis’ Twitter accounts, @GovofCO.

The idea has sparked a national debate as social media becomes an increasingly popular tool for politicians to squeeze arguments into 280-character Tweets, laud their successes, air their grievances, and announce official business — all of which blurs the line between personal accounts and public forums…….

Elizabeth Warren’s Censorship Demand To Amazon Is Constitutional, Federal Court Rules

Sat, 05/06/2023 - 16:00

One has to wonder what Constitution the far left Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is reading. Stalin’s?

Elizabeth Warren’s Censorship Demand To Amazon Is Constitutional, Federal Court Rules

By: Katelynn Richardson, Daily Caller, May 5, 2023

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren did not violate the First Amendment by requesting Amazon stop providing “false and misleading information” by censoring the book, “The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing the Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal.”

Elizabeth Warren sent her letter in September 2021 after finding the book by Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins, which included a forward by current presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was displayed prominently in Amazon’s search and “Best Seller” results. The authors and their publisher sued Warren for violating their First Amendment rights, seeking a preliminary injunction requiring Warren to issue a public retraction and pull the letter from her website.

Despite finding that the plaintiffs suffered “reputational harm” from Warren’s letter, which “disparaged the book by claiming that the book perpetuated dangerous falsehoods that have led to countless deaths” and “directly impugned the professional integrity of one of the authors,” the Ninth Circuit sided with the lower court and denied their request.

“Senator Warren’s letter did not cross the constitutional line between persuasion and coercion,” the court stated.

“Elizabeth Warren, as a single Senator, had no unilateral power to penalize Amazon for promoting the book,” Judge Paul Watford wrote in his opinion. “This absence of authority influenced how a reasonable person would read her letter.”

Warren’s letter noted that “[o]ther major technology companies have recognized their role in propagating misinformation about COVID-19 and have taken steps to address the issue.”

“In response to concerns about COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, Facebook has removed pages, groups, and accounts spreading such misinformation and adjusted its algorithms to either remove misleading posts or display them less prominently,” she wrote. “…Given the seriousness of this issue, I ask that you perform an immediate review of Amazon’s algorithms and, within 14 days, provide both a public report on the extent to which Amazon’s algorithms are directing consumers to books and other products containing COVID19 misinformation and a plan to modify these algorithms so that they no longer do so.”

Judge Mark J. Bennett,, concurring in judgement, wrote separately to say that “some aspects of the letter could be interpreted as coercive by a reasonable reader.”

“Although the letter does not threaten specific consequences if Amazon failed to comply with this request; as the majority notes, we do not require a government official to list specific consequences in order to find a constitutional violation,” he wrote.

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Republicans Move To Curb Biden’s Federal Interference In Elections

Sat, 05/06/2023 - 14:33

Sort of like closing the barn doors after the horse has bolted…..

Republicans Move To Curb Biden’s Federal Interference In Elections

Congressional Republicans introduced legislation on Tuesday designed to combat President Joe Biden’s attempts to insert the federal government into state and local elections.

Introduced by Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York, the Promoting Free and Fair Elections Act seeks to defang Biden’s March 2021 executive order that required federal agencies to interfere in the electoral process by using taxpayer money to boost voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities. As The Federalist previously reported, voter registration efforts are almost always a partisan venture and often involve left-wing groups that abuse their nonprofit status to target likely-Democrat voters.

Tenney’s bill would prohibit federal agencies from using federal funds to “solicit or enter into an agreement with a nongovernmental organization to conduct voter registration or voter mobilization activities.” The measure defines “voter registration or voter mobilization activities” as actions related to “registering voters or providing any person with voter registration materials, absentee or vote-by-mail ballot applications, voting instructions, or candidate-related information.”

Notably, the legislation would also mandate that federal departments turn over to Congress their respective “strategic plan[s]” documenting how they intended to comply with Biden’s order. Despite attempts by good government groups to acquire these plans, the Biden administration has routinely stonewalled such efforts by slow-walking its response to federal court orders and heavily redacting any related documents it has released.

The Promoting Free and Fair Elections Act would furthermore amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to bar public universities from using taxpayer-funded Federal Work Study programs to pay college students to engage in voter registration campaigns. In April 2022, the Biden administration told colleges they could use work study funds — which are used to provide part-time campus jobs to help students with tuition costs — to partake in such activities.

Tucker’s First Speech After Fox: ‘Manufactured’ Media Lies Can End Democracy

Sat, 05/06/2023 - 13:54

Tucker Carlson received a standing ovation in Oxford, Alabama last night.

It was his first public event since the fallout at

— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) May 5, 2023

Former Fox News superstar Tucker Carlson has made his first public appearance after being fired from Fox News last month.
Carlson, 53, had been speaking at the Oxford Performing Arts Center in Oxford, Alabama, for the annual fundraiser for Rainbow Omega on Thursday night.

A sold-out crowd of 1,189, paying prices of between $50 to $125, gathered in the arts center to hear Carlson give a wide ranging commentary during an hour long speech.

‘Manufactured’ Media Lies Can End Democracy: Tucker Carlson Makes First In-Person Speech After Departing From Fox

By Gary Bai, The Epoch Times, May 5, 2023:

OXFORD, Alabama—In his first in-person speech after departing Fox News, Tucker Carlson did not hold back when speaking about what he sees are issues undermining America—lack of truth in the media landscape and a “manufactured” national division.

“I think I’m probably the first unemployed person who was ever invited to speak,” he opened his speech after a 15-second standing ovation by a full house at the 1,215-seat Oxford Performing Arts Centre on Thursday.

“When I accepted this speech … I didn’t realize how much free time I would have,” he joked.

Fox announced on April 24 that the two “have agreed to part ways” without explanation, drawing widespread speculation about the circumstances of the departure and what’s in store next for the former anchor. The network’s ratings have dropped significantly since.

The former news host of Fox News’s top-rated “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show said that he agreed six months ago to attend Thursday’s private fundraiser event, which was organized by Rainbow Omega, a faith-based nonprofit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

During his hour-long speech, Tucker didn’t directly address the situation with Fox News but spoke about America’s political and social issues that he believes can lead to the “end of democracy” and the “enslavement” of the American people.
Epoch Times Photo
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson receives a standing ovation at the beginning of his speech at the Oxford Performing Arts Center, on May 4, 2023. (Gary Bai/ The Epoch Times)
Manufactured Division

According to Carlson, what he witnessed at Rainbow Omega’s facility—people’s lives being materially improved—stood in stark contrast to his experiences with American politics and the media industry.

“American politics is supposed to be designed to improve people’s lives, but what is the point of it actually?” he said. “As we’re worried about these big abstract problems in faraway places, or claiming we can control the weather or whatever we’re claiming, there are kids with developmental disabilities who have aging parents, and the parents are legit terrified about what happens when they pass.”

But he said the ideas promulgated in the public sphere aren’t only irrelevant to Americans’ everyday concerns and designed to divide.

“I’m starting to really believe that the divisions that we see in our society are pretty much manufactured,” Carlson said, adding that one example of this is the idea of racism.

“Obama’s first term was how we were going to get past race. I didn’t vote for the guy, but everybody I knew was excited, and so was I,” Carlson said. “We elect some guy I disagree with, but we get to the point where we stop picking at the scab and move forward as one country. Why wouldn’t I be for that? As a Christian, I was totally for that.”

But that changed in Obama’s second term, he said: “Oh no, we’re not post-racial. All we’re going to talk about is race and make each other hate each other on the basis of race.”

“I don’t think most Americans hate each other on the basis of their ethnic differences,” he added. “I think a lot of that is just a lie, actually, designed to distract people.”

A cause of this division, Carlson lamented, is what he has observed to be “propaganda” published by the “overwhelming majority” of American media.

“Why are they not only not addressing the issues that matter? But they’re kind of going out of their way to ignore them?” Carlson wondered. “They have no idea that the economy is sagging, really? How could you not know that? We have no idea that we’re actively fighting Russia in a war?”

“I just think that’s at some point, you have to call it what it is—which is lying,” he said. “And lying with a very specific purpose, which is to avert your gaze, to pull your attention away from the things that matter. That’s not news coverage. That’s just classic propaganda.”
End of Democracy

The democratic system cannot function with dishonesty dominating the public sphere, Carlson indicated.

“The first effect is to, kind of, end democracy,” he said. “The whole idea of democracy is based on the understanding that the people who vote will have some knowledge of what they’re voting on—what the real issues are–they’ll be informed citizens.”

But when the media industry is collectively excluding issues that matter, such as crime, immigration, and the economy, the population becomes uninformed, which undermines a fundamental part of democracy. The harm brought by the media industry is compounded by a lack of authenticity from the entire federal government, including politicians from both political parties, Carlson said.

“If they can’t even tell you the truth about a communicable disease that’s killing people, they’re actually lying to you about that,” he added. “You can’t believe anything. Well, that’s very bewildering. That’s actually a form of chaos, which is the one condition people can’t handle,” he said.

This chaos, he added, undermines Americans’ belief in the democratic process, sets the stage for further division, and leads to a sort of enslavement of the population, Carlson said.

“If you can control someone’s brain and get them to say, ‘I really need to wear a mask inside my car alone to protect myself—if you can get someone to that place where he gets in his Subaru and just instinctively puts on a mask with the windows up, then you’ve won,” Carlson said. “You’ve defeated them … in the enslavement of people, taking away their choice, and in so doing their dignity, really their humanity.

“That is the goal, obviously.”
Seeking Truth

The antidote to this, Carlson said in his speech, is to seek truth—echoing a statement he made in a video published on Twitter last week, days after his exit from Fox, that “truth will prevail.”

“Seek truth in your human relationships—always with humility—mindful that it’s pretty hard to get to the core truth of anything in this life,” he said. “And while we may never get to what is the deepest level of truth, we can move in that direction.”

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WWIII: Ukraine Targets Putin with Drone Strike on the Kremlin

Wed, 05/03/2023 - 19:02

There is no way Biden didn’t sign off on this……think Nord Stream pipeline. Why are the Democrats inciting to nuclear war?

As Ukraine Sends U.S. Supported Drones to Target Moscow, A Reminder of President Trump’s Warning About Biden Creating World War

By now most Americans realize the United States government is conducting a proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. The foundation for the U.S. effort started in 2014 with the buildup of weapons provided by the Obama-Biden administration, and the Russian response to the NATO encroachment in February 2022 was quickly framed as the Russian war against Ukraine…….

BREAKING: Footage surfaces of Ukrainian drone strike on the Kremlin last night. Russian govt confirms 2 unmanned aircraft downed by electronic-warfare systems after crashing into the Kremlin. Tensions escalate amid #UkraineRussiaWar️, inching closer to WW3.

— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) May 3, 2023

The drone attack against the Kremlin is a dangerous escalation of the US proxy war.

This may be the event that turns the special military operation into a deceleration of war by Russia.

If that happens and NATO doesn’t back off WW3 is becoming a reality. Are you ready for that?

— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 3, 2023

BREAKING: Footage surfaces of Ukrainian drone strike on the Kremlin last night. Russian govt confirms 2 unmanned aircraft downed by electronic-warfare systems after crashing into the Kremlin. Tensions escalate amid #UkraineRussiaWar️, inching closer to WW3.

— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) May 3, 2023

So let me get this straight.

Russia reports that Ukraine just attempted to kill Putin via drone strike.

Ukraine is a proxy of the US. All the military operations are being conducted via extension of US entities (CIA, State Dept, etc.).

Did the US just try to assassinate Putin?

— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) May 3, 2023

Two unmanned Ukrainian drones were intercepted and shot down at the Kremlin.

Russia claims Ukraine were looking to drone strike Putin.

Either Ukraine did this legitimately, or Russia did this as a false flag as a rallying cry for escalation.

Either way, shits about to go down.

— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) May 3, 2023

Russian Government Says Kremlin Hit by Ukraine Drones, Blames Kyiv
Moscow says nobody injured; Ukraine says it wasn’t involved

By Bojan Pancevski, Thomas Grove and Ann M. Simmons, Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2023 2:50 pm ET

Video posted on social media appeared to show a drone crashing into the Kremlin complex. The Russian government said the drones were launched by Ukraine. Photo: Ostorozhno Novosti via Reuters

Two drones crashed into the Kremlin early Wednesday, according to the Russian government, which blamed Kyiv for the attack in the heart of Moscow that could embarrass President Vladimir Putin as he tries to rally support for his war effort in Ukraine.

Russia said an electronic-warfare system downed two unmanned aircraft, which exploded over the Kremlin grounds. The Kremlin said no one was injured and no major damage was caused.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied that Ukraine was behind the attack. “We didn’t attack Putin,” he said in Helsinki, where he was meeting with the leaders of Nordic states.

An adviser to Mr. Zelensky, Mykhailo Podolyak, suggested those responsible were domestic opponents of Mr. Putin.

If Ukraine or its supporters were behind the attack, it would highlight serious vulnerabilities at the heart of Russian power days ahead of Victory Day, a major Russian holiday commemorating Moscow’s victory over Nazi Germany.

It comes before Ukraine’s planned offensive aimed at retaking territory from Russian troops in the country’s east and south.

Questions were also raised as to whether the Kremlin itself was responsible for the incident, which some observers noted could give Mr. Putin political cover for further military mobilization.

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