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Here is How The Government Rigged The Election and Shielded Joe Biden From The ‘Laptop From Hell’

Sat, 04/29/2023 - 12:34

There is conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact. This election coup is a vast left-wing conspiracy fact.  The entire intelligence community made sure Joe Biden was installed. They decided the 2020 election.

8 Ways Government Shielded Joe Biden From The ‘Laptop From Hell’

By: Margot Cleveland, The Federalist, April 28, 2023

While team Biden lying about ‘Russian disinfo’ is dirty politics, government’s assistance in burying the scandal is election interference.

Biden and his backers lied to Americans that the Hunter Biden laptop was “Russian disinformation.” While that might merely qualify as dirty politics, our government’s assistance in burying the scandal constituted election interference.

Though we don’t yet know the extent of government involvement in the info ops, the evidence already indicates eight potential actions taken to protect Biden from what former President Donald Trump and others have since called the “laptop from hell” and hand him the White House.

1. Feds Seized Laptop, Shushed Mac Isaac

Americans might never have known of the extensive evidence of the Biden-family pay-to-play scandal contained on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop if John Paul Mac Isaac hadn’t copied the hard drive before handing it over to the FBI. Likewise, had Mac Isaac, who owned the Delaware repair shop where Hunter Biden had abandoned the computer, cowered to the alleged threat made by an FBI agent, the scandal would have been buried too.

According to Mac Isaac, in December 2019, two federal agents arrived at his Wilmington store to retrieve the laptop, following the issuance of a subpoena. Attempting to lighten the situation, Mac Isaac claims he quipped, “Hey, lads, I’ll remember to change your names when I write the book.”

Mac Isaac maintains that while one agent, Wilson, continued to walk toward the door, “Agent DeMeo paused and turned to face me.” Mac Isaac alleges the agent replied: “It is our experience that nothing ever happens to people that don’t talk about these things.”

In his later-penned book, “American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth,” the computer repair store owner wrote that the incident left him wondering if he was “being paranoid or had what the agent just told me been a direct threat, or at best a thinly veiled one?”

The FBI’s seizure of the laptop represents the government’s first effort to quiet the Biden family pay-to-play scandal, with the alleged threat to Mac Isaac another early attempt by a government official to protect Joe Biden.

2. FBI Made Laptop Off Limits

Of course, had the FBI seized the laptop for investigative purposes, that would have been a different matter, but the evidence suggests that was not the reason agents removed the computer.

Consider the timing: The FBI was alerted to the existence of the laptop in October 2019, when they were reportedly told that, in addition to pornography, the computer contained information “dealing with foreign interests, a pay-for-play scheme linked to the former administration, [and] lots of foreign money.” The FBI, however, waited two months before obtaining a subpoena for the laptop.

Then, upon seizing the laptop, according to multiple whistleblowers, the “local FBI leadership told employees, ‘You will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop.’” The whistleblowers further alleged that “the FBI did not begin to examine the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 presidential election — potentially a year after the FBI obtained the laptop in December 2019.”

These facts strongly suggest the FBI seized the laptop to protect then-candidate Joe Biden by keeping the contents secret.

3. FBI Presumably Gave Inaccurate Briefing

If, as the whistleblowers claim, the FBI did not review the laptop until after the 2020 presidential election, the government’s pre-election defensive briefings for Biden would have been inaccurate. It is even possible intelligence agencies falsely told Biden the laptop — or possibly the Post’s reporting on it — was Russian disinformation.

The FBI’s alleged failure to review the laptop until after the election would also have prevented the government from advising Biden about the video of Hunter telling a prostitute in 2018 that he believed a group of Russians had stolen another laptop from him. By failing to give Biden complete and accurate defensive briefings, the government gave the campaign “plausible deniability.” The FBI also eliminated the need for Biden to get ahead of the story by “coming clean” on any of the laptop’s scandalous details — something a politician not assisted by the government would do.

4. Government Sources Lied to Media

While the government’s first three assists to the Biden campaign occurred behind the scenes and were more subtle, FBI officials evidently intervened publicly after the New York Post broke its first story on Oct. 14, 2020.

First came the Oct. 15, 2020, “leak” to Russia-collusion hoaxer Ken Dilanian, who ran an “exclusive” at NBC, reporting that “federal investigators are examining whether emails allegedly describing activities by Joe Biden and his son Hunter and found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop are linked to a foreign intelligence operation.” The next day, USA Today similarly reported the FBI’s supposed involvement in investigating whether a Russian influence operation was behind the disclosure of the Hunter Biden emails. On Oct. 17, 2020, USA Today reiterated that the “federal authorities” are investigating whether the laptop is “disinformation pushed by Russia.”

Leaking to help a political campaign is bad enough, but worse is that while unnamed government sources told select outlets the FBI was investigating the laptop as a potential “disinformation campaign,” the FBI was doing no such thing. It already knew the laptop was real and not hacked.

5. Other Leaks Pushed ‘Russia Disinfo’ Narrative

The government also helped the Biden campaign build the false Russian-disinformation narrative with other leaks. On Oct. 14, 2020 — the same day as the New York Post’s first Hunter Biden laptop story — the New York Times reported U.S. intelligence analysts “had picked up Russian chatter that stolen Burisma emails” would be released as an “October surprise.” “Burisma, of course, was the Ukrainian energy company that paid Hunter nearly $1 million to sit on its board during his father’s final year as vice president.”

According to the Times, “intelligence analysts” feared “the Burisma material would be leaked alongside forged materials in an attempt to hurt Mr. Biden’s candidacy.” The leak and this spin prepared the public to disregard the laptop, or to assume the more damaging documents were “forged.”

The Washington Post pushed similar leaks, with the outlet reporting on Oct. 15, “U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence.” This leak helped bolster the Biden campaign’s claim the laptop was Russian disinformation since Giuliani had provided the hard drive to the Post.

In fact, in responding to the media about the laptop scandal, Andrew Bates, then a Biden campaign spokesman and the director of his “rapid response” team, consistently spun the scandal as one about Giuliani’s supposed connection “to Russian intelligence.” These other government leaks gave the Biden campaign more cover.

6. Government Pressed Social Media to Censor

In addition to leaking false claims to the media, the government interfered in the 2020 election by priming Big Tech companies to censor the laptop story.

Americans first learned of this scandal last August when Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, told Joe Rogan, “The FBI basically came to us, some folks on our team, [saying,] ‘Hey just so you know, you should be on high alert.” According to Zuckerberg, the FBI told Facebook that “we thought there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election,” and “we have it on notice that basically there’s about to be some kind of dump similar to that so just be vigilant.”

Zuckerberg said that, based on the FBI’s warning, Facebook treated the New York Post’s bombshell story as “potentially misinformation, important misinformation.” Then, while Facebook worked to determine the authenticity of the laptop, it “decreased its distribution of the story by making the story rank lower in the news feed.”

While Facebook merely decreased distribution of the explosive reporting, Twitter barred sharing of the story — and it was the government’s warnings of a “hack and leak” operation that prompted the censorship.

As Yoel Roth, Twitter’s then-head of trust and safety, explained in a letter to the Federal Election Commission, “since 2018 he had regular meetings with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and industry peers regarding election security.” And “during these weekly meetings, the federal law enforcement agencies communicated that they expected ‘hack-and-leak operations’ by state actors might occur in the period shortly before the 2020 presidential election, likely in October.”

The government’s “prior warnings of a hack-and-leak operation and doubts about the provenance of the materials republished in the N.Y. Post articles,” Roth explained, led its Site Integrity Team to conclude “the materials could have been obtained through hacking,” and thereby block the sharing of the story.

The government’s repeated warnings led, at a minimum, Twitter and Facebook to censor the story. Yet after the story broke, when Facebook asked Laura Dehmlow, the FBI’s section chief for the Foreign Influence Tax Force, about status of the laptop, she refused to comment.

The FBI’s failure to correct the tech companies’ misapprehension that the laptop was either disinformation or part of a hack-and-leak operation contrasts with how the government handled other inquiries. For instance, when asked by Facebook to fact-check information for the platform, Brian Scully, an official with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, “responded with an explanation of why the government believed that the report was misinformation violating Facebook’s terms of service.”

7. Potentially More Government Interference

It’s possible the FBI did more behind the scenes to prompt censorship of the laptop story, such as by feeding Twitter false leaks, as the government did with legacy media outlets.

Of particular concern is FBI Agent Elvis Chan’s Oct. 16, 2020, email directing two high-level Twitter executives to monitor their Teleporter messages for two important documents. The content of those documents, transmitted via the FBI’s secure Teleporter system, remains a mystery, but the timing is suspect.

Also disconcerting is the role Jim Baker had in pushing Twitter to censor the story. Baker, who was previously the FBI’s general counsel, worked at Twitter as a deputy general counsel during the relevant time. On the morning of Oct. 14, 2020, after the Post story broke, Baker pushed for Twitter to err on the side of caution by banning the coverage. That same day Baker arranged a phone conversation with Matthew Perry in the FBI’s Office of General Counsel.

Both Chan’s email to Twitter and Baker’s conversation with the FBI Office of General Counsel provided another opportunity for the FBI to interfere in the 2020 election by feeding Twitter fake intel. Of course, the communications could instead be unrelated to the laptop scandal and the timing merely coincidental.

Another potential for government interference came when the 51 former intelligence officials joined together to pen their public statement declaring the laptop story had all the hallmarks of a foreign disinformation campaign. While we now know the Biden campaign’s role in prompting that letter, it is unknown whether any current government officials assisted in the efforts.

8. ‘Twitter Files’ Show Potential Military Connection

Another potential connection between the government and the laptop info ops came from the latest “Twitter Files” released earlier this week. In Andrew Lowenthal’s “Twitter Files 20” thread, he revealed an email referencing the “2020 U.S. Elections Tabletop Exercise,” sent from an individual connected to Harvard Law School to two individuals connected to Harvard’s Intellectual Property in Cyberspace program, as well as a slew of individuals with military email accounts.

Significantly, CCed on the email were individuals from organizations that had participated in the Aspen Institute’s “Tabletop Exercise” that prophetically used a “hack-and-leak” “October Surprise” involving Hunter Biden to game the media’s supposedly “appropriate” response to the release of Biden communications. Thus, this email suggests a connection between the military and some of those who participated in Aspen’s exercise. The timing of the email is also striking: It is dated Oct. 20, 2020 — the day after the 51 former intelligence officials released their deceptive statement framing the laptop as Russian disinformation.

What role, if any, our military had in pushing the hoax remains to be seen. But what is already abundantly clear is that our government helped peddle the Democrats’ info ops on the American public.

Internal Revenue Service Hiring ‘Armed Agents’ for All 50 States

Fri, 04/28/2023 - 18:00

“Must be willing to use force up to and including the use of deadly force.” Sick. The Democrats are at war against its own citizens.

Internal Revenue Service Hiring ‘Armed Agents’ for All 50 States

IRS plans to hire gun-carrying special agents in all 50 statesSpecial agents with the IRS’ Criminal Investigation division are the only IRS agents permitted by law to carry firearms as part of their duties

By Eric Revell FOX Business

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist reacts to revelations in the Hunter Biden investigation and President Biden’s tax-and-spending spree.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is looking to hire special agents who carry guns and make arrests with jobs available in all 50 states, according to a posting on the agency’s website.

The law enforcement branch of the IRS, known as the Criminal Investigation (CI) division, is hiring for the role at locations throughout the U.S. IRS special agents within the CI division are the only IRS employees who are authorized by law to carry and use firearms. IRS-CI investigates financial crimes, money laundering, tax-related identity theft and terrorist financing efforts.

Under the posting’s “major duties” section, the IRS says that special agents “[c]arry a firearm; must be prepared to protect him/herself or others from physical attacks at any time and without warning and use firearms in life-threatening situations; must be willing to use force up to and including the use of deadly force.”

Additionally, IRS-CI special agents must be “willing and able to participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other dangerous assignments.” The posting adds that special agents need to maintain “a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job.”

The IRS is hiring special agents who carry firearms and make arrests for the agency’s Criminal Investigation division. (Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Jobseekers must meet a number of other requirements, including having U.S. citizenship and being between the age of 21 at the time of completing the training academy and 37 at the time of appointment.

Would-be special agents with the IRS’ Criminal Investigation division must be able to pass pre-employment medical and tax exams, in addition to passing a drug test and being legally allowed to possess firearms.

The IRS’ job posting for the role on USAJobs opened in mid-February and will remain open through the end of the year. The posting lists 360 vacancies in 249 locations around the country — at least one of which is in each state.

IRS special agents in the CI division can expect a salary between $52,921 and $94,228 annually.

The IRS faced criticism last year when a similar posting went live amid debate in Congress over Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act, which included $80 billion in increased funding for the IRS over a decade — much of which was intended to help the agency crack down on tax evasion.

Similar language related to the use of force and carrying firearms is listed on other federal law enforcement job postings that involve field work and potentially dangerous situations.

FOX Business’ Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.

The Nazi Caucus: Here Are The 18 Democrats Voted Against Honoring U.S. Ties With Jewish State

Fri, 04/28/2023 - 17:00

The Democrats have resurrected the Nazi party.

They ALL voted AGAINST a resolution honoring U.S.-Israeli Ties!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)
Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)
Jamaal Bowman (D-NY)
Cori Bush (D-MI)
Andre Carson (D-IN)
Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA)
Jesus Garcia (D-IL)
Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Jared Huffman (D-CA)
Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)
Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Summer Lee (D-GA)
Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Delia Ramirez (D-IL)
Nydia Velasquez (D-NY)

And the one GOP quisling:

Thomas Massie (R-KY)

18 House Dems Vote Against Resolution Honoring the US-Israeli Ties – Find Out Who They Are!

18 House Dems Vote Against Resolution Honoring the US-Israeli Ties – Find Out Who They Are!

By: Fern Sidman, The Jewish Voice:

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and 18 House Democrats on Tuesday voted against a resolution that honored the U.S.-Israeli relationship on Israel’s 75th Independence Day and expressed support for expanding and strengthening the Abraham Accords — the 2020 agreement establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as was reported by

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), the lead sponsor of the resolution, said in a statement following the vote that the “bipartisan passage of this resolution reaffirms our commitment to the people of Israel and promotes vital security assistance so they can defend themselves in the face of an increasingly aggressive Iran,” reported.

sponsors of the legislation.

Rep. Kathy Manning (R-NC), Mike McCaul (R-TX) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) were original co-sponsors of the legislation.

The resolution — which had bipartisan sponsorship — cleared the chamber in a 401-19 vote, the Hill reported. Massie, who frequently votes against legislation pertaining to international matters, was the only Republican to oppose the measure.

The Hill reported that in a statement, Massie said, “Ultimately it didn’t make sense for me to vote for a bill that praises the foreign aid that I’ve voted against for the past ten years.”

He was joined by 18 Democrats, 17 of whom are members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Hill reported. Progressives who voted against the measure included Reps. Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.), Cori Bush (Mo.), Andre Carson (Ind.), Mark DeSaulnier (Calif.), Jesús “Chuy” García (Ill.), Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Jared Huffman (Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Hank Johnson (Ga.), Summer Lee (Pa.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Mark Pocan (Wis.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Delia Ramirez (Ill.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Nydia Velázquez (N.Y.), as was reported by The Hill.

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), who is not a member of the Progressive Caucus, also opposed the resolution.

A statement issued by a group including several high-ranking Democrats — and Manning and Schneider — raised concerns about the resolution text, specifically its omission of support for a two-state solution, according to the report on the web site.

The statement read: “Unlike previous resolutions honoring Israel’s birthday and achievements, this resolution, principally drafted by Republicans, broke the longstanding bipartisan tradition of acknowledging the importance of achieving a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians. However, the strong bipartisan vote on the resolution was an important opportunity for the House to formally express our support for Israel as we have on similar occasions in the past.”

Signatories to the statement included Reps. Greg Meeks (D-NY), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Dean Phillips (D-MN), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), David Cicilline (D-RI), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Manning and Schneider, as was reported by

Following the vote, the left-wing organization, J Street, urged congressional offices to sign onto a new letter by Raskin and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) criticizing Israeli judicial reform efforts and expressing support for the Israeli protest movement, according to an email communication from J Street to congressional staffers that was obtained by Jewish Insider.

Jamaal Bowman, who voted against the resolution, is a House member who represents parts of the Bronx and Westchester in New York. He had unseated longtime incumbent Rep. Elliot Engel several years ago. Jewish Insider reported that Bowman voted in favor of the Iron Dome missile defense system funding for Israel but faced intense pushback from the Democratic Socialists of America for that vote and for traveling to Israel, and has since adopted a more critical stance toward the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Abraham Accords.

Also voting against the resolution were freshman legislators Lee and Ramirez, who are new additions to the growing number of Democrats that have been the most critical of Israeli policies, the reported.

Ocasio-Cortez voted “present” on the Iron Dome bill but later expressed regret for not voting against it, and has otherwise been critical of Israel during her tenure, according to the report, Johnson also voted present on the Iron Dome bill.

The also reported that DeSaulnier co-sponsored McCollum’s 2021 bill calling for restrictions on aid to Israel and urged the administration to attempt to block the evictions of Palestinians in the Masafer Yatta area in the Judea and Samaria region of Israel. But he also co-sponsored the Israel Relations Normalization Act, which called for the U.S. to support the expansion and deepening of the Abraham Accords. In a 2021 Fox News interview, the reported. DeSaulnier described Israel as a “thriving democracy” and said he is “very supportive of and respectful of the challenges that Israel is going through.”

The measure considered on Tuesday specifically calls for “encouraging the expansion and strengthening of the Abraham Accords to urge other nations to normalize relations with Israel and ensure that existing agreements reap tangible security and economic benefits for the citizens of those countries and all peoples in the region, “ as was reported by The Hill.

The Hill also reported that the resolution also said the House encourages Washington and Tel Aviv “to continue to deepen and expand bilateral cooperation” on economic, security and civilian matters. It “expresses continued support for security assistance to Israel as outlined in the United States-Israel Memorandum of Understanding to ensure that Israel can defend itself by itself.”

Additionally, the resolution stated that the House “supports Israel’s robust involvement as an active member of the community of nations to benefit Israel and the United States as partners who share common values and a commitment to democracy.”

As to why some House Democrats voted against the legislation, political insiders have taken note of the fact that for a great many years now, Israel has not enjoyed bi-partisan support in Congress as it once had. The Hill noted that “progressives” in the House and namely in the Democratic party have regularly criticized the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians, particularly under the tenure of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

One source familiar with congressional trends told the Jewish Voice, “The sad fact is that most supporters of Israel in the US, whether they be Jewish or non-Jewish, have had great difficulty coming to terms with the tragic reality which is that the woke, progressive Democrats in Congress have a far-left agenda which includes coming down strong against Israel and criticizing her at every turn. Among mainstream Democrats, there are very few who will condemn them for excoriating Israel and abandoning her. What really boggles everyone’s mind is that Jews still turn out in droves to vote for Democratic candidates in local and national elections, even though they despise Israel and want to see her destroyed.”

The Abraham Accords, signed under the Trump administration, normalized relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, making Abu Dhabi the first Arab country to establish relations with Tel Aviv in more than two decades, as was reported by The Hill. Bahrain also signed onto the accords after pronouncements from Sudan and Morocco to strengthen relations with Israel.

The Hill also reported that in a statement, Michael McCaul (R-TX), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said, “The United States and Israel have stood together as partners since Israel’s founding 75 years ago to overcome shared challenges and global threats. Together, we’ve achieved major milestones, such as the signing of the historic Abraham Accords. I look forward to continuing the longstanding tradition of friendship and partnership between our two countries.”

Biden Administration Paves Way for Confucius Institute Affiliate Schools to Receive Federal Funding

Fri, 04/28/2023 - 16:00

The Biden Administration hands China another win.

XI say, bend over!
Biden say, how far?
Confucius Institutes are "Trojan Horses with Chinese Characteristics."

They are outposts of the #CCP on American college campuses used to indoctrinate young Americans and facilitate spying.

And Biden is helping them to stay in business. Why?

— StevenWMosher (@StevenWMosher) April 27, 2023

Related – China’s secret police actively hunting people on US soil

Biden Administration Paves Way for Confucius Institute Affiliate Schools to Receive Federal Funding

Waiver program lets colleges who host Confucius Institute chapters circumvent a ban on receiving federal funds

By Free Beacon, April 27, 2023

The Biden administration is quietly helping American universities that host China’s Confucius Institute on their campuses circumvent a ban on receiving federal funds.

The Defense Department in late March announced that it would grant waivers to allow schools to host chapters of the Confucius Institute, a Chinese Communist Party-backed program that Beijing uses to peddle influence and steal intellectual property from American universities. The department’s waiver program is a response to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which barred American colleges and universities from receiving federal dollars if they maintain Confucius Institute chapters.

FIRST TIME EVER MSNBC Is No. 1 at 8 PM, Tucker-Less Fox Time Slot Down TWO MILLION

Fri, 04/28/2023 - 15:44

Worse still, even Hannity lost a million as Tucker was the lead in for Sean’s show.
That said, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is number one by default with a paltry 1.3 million viewers.

Meanwhile, Tucker’s post departure twitter video has been viewed 74 MILLION TIMES:

Good evening

— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 27, 2023

Wednesday, April 26 Scoreboard: For First Time Ever, Chris Hayes Is No. 1 at 8 PM in Both Total Viewers and Adults 25-54

By A.J. Katz, Adweek, on Apr. 27, 2023 – 5:28 PM

Iran Seized Oil Tanker Headed for Texas, U.S. Navy Says

Fri, 04/28/2023 - 15:00

The poison fruit of Biden’s groveling to Iran. Does a day go by without our adversaries causing chaos abroad?

The Biden Administration has decimated America’s deterrence. This is the result. Sadly, we can expect the Biden Administration’s appeasement of Iran to continue. Iran would not have dared seized a ship heading to the U.S under President Trump. #Trump2024!

When Iran seizes a ship, there's an extortion play in motion you may not see at first. The White House may already know what it is. The question is whether they've decided to pay or not. And whether they will now.

— Richard Goldberg (@rich_goldberg) April 27, 2023

Iran seized oil tanker headed for Texas, U.S. Navy says

Thursday’s seizure by Iran was the latest in a string of hijackings and explosions to roil the region amid wider tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program.

By NBC News, April 27, 2023

The U.S. Navy said Iran seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday amid wider tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program.

The Navy’s Mideast-based 5th Fleet identified the vessel as the Advantage Sweet. Satellite tracking data for the vessel from showed it in the Gulf of Oman just north of Oman’s capital, Muscat, on Thursday afternoon. It had just come from Kuwait and listed its destination as Houston, Texas.

Penn Wharton Reassesses Crippling Impact of Inflation ‘Reduction’ Act As Inflation Grows

Fri, 04/28/2023 - 14:00

What difference does that make now? It passed. The Democrats’ lies have served their purpose.

We reported on the real effects of the bankrupt America bill. Contemptuously named, the Inflation Reduction act, it was, in fact, an inflation act. It was no secret but the Democrat media axis, like the man behind the circus elephant, shoveled that shit ……. down our throats.

Let’s revisit the blunder that costs more than three times the estimates. Wall Street Journal: The Inflation Reduction Act may go down as one of the greatest confidence tricks on taxpayers in history. Democrats used accounting gimmicks to claim the partisan law would reduce the budget deficit. But now a Goldman Sachs report projects its myriad green subsidies will cost $1.2 trillion—more than three times what the law’s supporters claimed. The Congressional Budget Office forecast that the IRA’s energy and climate provisions would cost $391 billion between 2022 and 2031, but this appears to be a huge under-estimate. One reason is companies are rushing to cash in on tax credits that aren’t capped. The Biden Administration is also loosely interpreting conditions for the credits
RNC Research: Karine Jean-Pierre says it’s “a good thing” that Penn Wharton revised its estimated cost of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” from $385 billion over ten years to more than $1 TRILLION (Twitter). Senator Mike Crapo: A new analysis from Penn Wharton shows that not only does the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ do nothing to address inflation, but the Green New Deal provisions cost almost three times more than original estimates—over $1 trillion (Twitter). Fox News: The law will allocate $369 billion toward climate and energy policies, extend the Affordable Care Act to reduce the cost of health insurance and incorporate a 15% minimum corporate tax for companies that earn more than $1 billion per year

US Economy Q1 Slows Down Due to Inflation

Wall Street Journal: The U.S. economy cooled in the first quarter amid still-high inflation and rising interest rates, with solid consumer spending propping up growth. U.S. gross domestic product, a measure of the value of all the goods and services produced in the country, rose at an inflation- and seasonally-adjusted 1.1% annual rate from January to March, a slowdown from 2.6% growth in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday (Wall Street Journal).
Dagen McDowell: US economic growth slowed to 1.1% annual rate in the 1st quarter. The vice grip of high inflation and higher interest rates. Consumers have started to cut spending. Manufacturing contracting. In the decade before the pandemic, our economy grew at 2.2% a year (Twitter).

Biden Can’t Remember The Country He Visited Last Week (Ireland), Forgets Grandchild During Q&A With Kids

Fri, 04/28/2023 - 13:00

Wow. Biden visited Ireland a mere two weeks ago for almost a week. It’s no wonder why our adversaries are destabilizing the world. STOP the public appearances.

Joe Biden couldn't remember the last country he visited.

A literal child had to remind him.

— (@townhallcom) April 27, 2023

Biden: "The one thing I thought when I got to be president? I'd get to give orders. But I take more orders than I ever did."

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 27, 2023

His staff should’ve prepped a notecard

— GOP (@GOP) April 27, 2023

Biden can’t recall recent Ireland visit, seems to forget Hunter’s love child during Q&A with kids

By New York Post, April 27, 2023

No wonder President Biden needs a cheat sheet while taking questions from adults.

The 80-year-old commander-in-chief had difficulty remembering his recent state visit to Ireland Thursday while being grilled by kids during a Take Your Child to Work event at the White House.

Ex-Tucker Carlson Producer Suing Tucker Carlson Has Never Even Met Tucker Carlson

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 15:00

This lawsuit just went from absurd to insane.

Abby Grossberg's lawyers just confirmed to me that she never actually met Tucker while working for Fox News.

"Abby never met Tucker Carlson in person because he taped the show from his personal studios in Maine and Florida."

— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) April 26, 2023

Confirmed: ex-Tucker Carlson producer suing Tucker Carlson has never met Tucker Carlson

Abby Grossberg’s lawyers are reviewing ‘thirty-four hours’ of recordings she made while at the show

By: Amber Athey, The Spectator, April 26, 2023 |

Lawyers for Abby Grossberg confirmed to The Spectator that the former Fox News producer never actually met Tucker Carlson in person while working on his show.

“Like many on the [Tucker Carlson Tonight] staff, Abby never met Tucker Carlson in person because he taped the show from his personal studios in Maine and Florida, and he did not visit Fox’s NY HQ during her time there,” Kimberly A. Catala, one of the attorneys representing Grossberg, said.

The statement confirms a recent report from a former Fox News employee and complicates the story about Carlson, Grossberg and the workplace environment on the show he hosted — as well as the lawsuit’s alleged connection to Carlson’s firing on Monday.

Grossberg, who was the head of booking for the show from July 2022 until she was placed on administrative leave in March of this year, alleges that Carlson encouraged a hostile and sexist workplace environment among his employees. Grossberg says she was subjected to bullying, antisemitic comments and sexism by staff while working out of Fox’s Manhattan office.

“Tucker and his executive producer Justin Wells, who was also fired, really were responsible for breaking me and making my life a living hell,” Grossberg said in an MSNBC interview with Nicolle Wallace yesterday.

Grossberg’s lawyers said she was in contact with Carlson on a daily basis over text and email and that the two also spoke on the phone until she left the network. They suggested that since Carlson was not present in the New York office, the “sexist” environment was perpetrated at his direction by other employees who served as his “eyes” and “ears.”

“Since Tucker did not come to the Fox office, he relied on Justin Wells, his executive producer, and others like Alexander McCaskill, senior producer, who were present in the office every day to be his eyes, ears and mouthpiece, and to convey his ‘tone,’ as they threateningly reminded Ms. Grossberg,” Catala said.

Congress Passes McCarthy’s Debt Ceiling Proposal, Now Heads to Senate

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 14:00

Every Democrat voted against it. They are on the record for increasing inflation and driving the country deeper into insolvency and ruin.

Fox News: House Republicans on Wednesday delivered Speaker Kevin McCarthy the biggest win of his tenure leading the chamber so far by passing his bill to raise the debt limit and slash spending, a bill that serves as the GOP’s position on how to avoid a debt crisis in the coming weeks. The bill passed in a narrow 217-215 vote. Every Democrat voted against it, as expected, along with four Republicans. Republicans cast the vote as a win that puts them in the driver’s seat in negotiations they hope can happen with President Biden in the coming weeks. Biden has refused to entertain anything other than a clean increase in the debt ceiling, while Republicans insist he should agree to some trimming in the federal budget as a condition of raising the government’s borrowing limit (Fox News).

Spencer Brown: In any case, the debt ceiling ball is now entirely in the Democrats’ court — both at the White House and in the U.S. Senate. If Democrats don’t propose a plan and offer to negotiate with McCarthy to find common ground, then Biden and Schumer will own the first default in United States history (Townhall).

Fox Ratings WIPE-OUT! Tucker’s Time Slot Loses Another Million Viewers, While Tucker’s Twitter Video is Viewed 43 MILLION TIMES

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 13:00

In just days, viewership of Tucker’s time slot went from 3.5 million to 1.7 million…..and dropped to third place in the key demographic among adults 25-54.

Fox News suffered a huge drop in its primetime ratings on Monday following Tucker Carlson’s sudden ouster, the damage was far more substantial on Tuesday night. Newsmax, which has aggressively pursued Carlson’s audience after his firing, appeared to be the main beneficiary of the departure from Fox.

On Tuesday night, Fox News averaged only 1.777 million total viewers and 159,000 in the key primetime advertising demographic of viewers ages 25-54 down close to two million viewers from Tucker’s traditional highs.

Last night, Tucker posted a video on Twitter at 8:00 pm this evening, the same time his show would air on Fox. That video was viewed over forty three million times.

While temporarily replacing Carlson, host Brian Kilmeade pulled in just 1.7 million viewers—half of the 3.25 million Carlson averaged last month. Additionally, fellow Fox primetime stars Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham saw their audiences shrink substantially. Meanwhile, Newsmax’s primetime viewership surged to 425,000 on Tuesday, compared to 129,000 last week and 113,000 average in March. Eric Bolling, the ex-Fox host who anchors the pro-Trump channel’s 8 p.m. slot, more than quadrupled his recent ratings by attracting 562,000 viewers overall.

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE: Protest Against Progressive Caucus, People Demand to Be Safe, “Enough is Enough!”

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 12:03

Feb 16, 2023. Noon.
Steps of NY City Hall

“Silent No More”
We demand to be safe.
Enough is Enough!

A protest against the Socialist Agenda of the Progressive Caucus
Hosted by @saferstreetsny ;@UnsafeStreetsUS ;@WomenSafeNYC

Nicole Palame [@womensafenyc] led the rally against  the Progressive Caucus , the radical politicians forcing a Socialist Agenda on the city.

The Rally Against the Socialist Agenda was also hosted by @westsideco_org;@RachelBrad33;@nycpix;
@susanleenyc;@NYCDriversunite;@VickieforNYC;@votebrian; @Maria4Dist6;@AFineBlogger;@voteshekar;@ImpunityCity;

Flickr Slide Show:

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.During the presser, those progressive politicos who tried to ignore the presser: Lincoln Restler, Tiffany Caban and Shekar Krishnan, were outed and heckled are they passed by.

While Councilman Erik Bottcher and NY 1’s Errol Louis set a bad example for these journalism students from  @newmarkjschool journalism.

 Their backs to the presser. the crowd. the reporters. the speakers.

Is this the future of journalism?

“Love taking @newmarkjschool journalism students on our annual visit to City Hall.(that’s them swarming @JimGennaro ) Thanks to @NYCSpeakerAdams for chatting with us.” []

Meanwhile, some playful shenanigans from that crazy bunch of Progs inside City Hall, as  they posted a “New look,” in the rotunda.

“New and improved.” “We got a face lift!”
(SILLY council members having fun)

Some background on the NYC PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS (@NYCProgressives)

“In 2020… leaders of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus decided they needed to establish a litmus test: a “statement of principles” that called for a commitment to a lengthy agenda including universal early childhood education, affordable housing and, most controversially, a reduction in the Police Department at a time when major crime rose by 22 percent last year. The Progressive Caucus was founded in 2010  … It gradually grew in numbers and stature, peaking at 35 members this year — and clearly appeared ready to reshape the 51-member Council.

But, leaders of the leftist movement demanded loyalty and a pledge to a new statement of principles. (a “statement of principles”) calling for a reduction in “the size and scope” of the Police Department. That’s when the trouble erupted. The 35-member caucus was divided by the demand: 15 members quit the group rather than signing, with several saying that such a rigid approach, especially on policing, left progressives out of step with real-life concerns.”

+ ” But recent mayoral victories  in Chicago and  Los Angeles against more conservative “tough on crime” candidates has created momentum for the progressive platform.” []

Encouraging even more ludicrous progressive principles:

▪Full civil rights for all New Yorkers regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or physical disability. This includes a commitment to the safety and well-being of LGBTQIA New Yorkers, but especially Black and brown trans-women, reproductive rights for women and other people who can become pregnant, full municipal privileges and responsibilities regardless of immigration status or criminal record.” []

 But, SAFETY for the citizens of NYC? A priority? Not really. Which brings us to the videos from the presser.
For quick access, all 10 videos are posted in  this You Tube play list:
.OR, Individual Videos (each with excerpted transcription) follows next . . Opening Part 1- Nicole Palame – Community Activist from Manhattan who led the presser/rally.  (8:45)

.[Excerpted] “We’re fed up with bad rhetoric and … the demands of this faux-gressive caucus. We want true progressive values back in city hall. And today, victims of violent crime. … New Yorkers from all Burroughs are here on the steps of City Hall to urge our city leaders to decry the Socialist-led Progressive Caucus pledge to Defund the NYPD. …  There’s a lot of money here. But, the money isn’t going to the right places. This agenda  .. to defund the police is driven by radicals within the Democrat Party. And their goal: to create CHAOS and division among Democrats in NYC. … Many of the members of this caucus routinely ignore constituents requests to meet, or  … give them a few minutes … and doing nothing afterwards.… (she names two members who refused meetings: Fred Marte…. Carlina Rivera) How many others in this caucus  … ignore constituents, the very people they claim to represent and ignore the democratic values we share.[…] The daily random violence that we experience in the city is growing and our children have to experience… every single day.[…] When the mayor made an effort to address the violence and mental illness on the street, this so-called progressive caucus was outraged. … We applaud the mayor for …trying to prevent crime, to make our community safer. Meanwhile, this socialist-led caucus presents us with fake values …  pushing laws that do more harm than good. [WE BACK THE BLUE( 4:29) as Tiffany Caban (4:49) walks by, ignores them as they shout VOTE HER OUT]  … the Socialists ..  They don’t dialogue. They don’t negotiate. They don’t compromise. And they don’t work for our community. They work for ideology, rhetoric and special interests. Thank you to members of the City Council for never  joining this FAKE Progressive Caucus and putting constituents first. (she names members who left the caucus) We applaud them for standing up to extremism. (some left because they were facing challengers. Are their motivations pure or for re-election campaigns) A message to the New York Progressive Caucus: New Yorkers will not be divided. We stand here today from [Manhattan,Bkln,Bnx,Queens – everywhere- Staten Island] We’re all here because we care about our city. … We are fighting back. You have failed to deliver and it’s time to vote you out. (she names candidates  who will be challenging the Caucus members) We’re sick of fake values.  … We want a true leadership that represents our community.” (8:45)

Part 2- Lattina Brown,
Community leader and a fighter for Safe Streets from the Bronx.  (a mother, a common sense leader) (3:11)

[Excerpted] “We should be PRAISING our Law Enforcement. However (they) are being disrespected on a daily basis. We have a body of elected officials; they’re not  public servants. They are socialist activists infiltrating our democrat party and bringing chaos in to our city. This is unacceptable. If anything, give our Law Enforcement a RAISE. Support our Law Enforcement. We all have to stand together and vote these people out. How dare you laugh and smile and smirk at us…it’s time for you to get out of office. We do NOT support SOCIALISM. I stand with Law Enforcement. Get RID of the Progressive Caucus. We’re not safe… but THEY got their security. Defund THEM and I will always Back The Blue.” (3:11)

Part 3- Madeline Brame, Chairwoman Victims Rights Reform Council. Mother of homicide victim , Army veteran Hason Correa.  (8:53)

  (Excerpted with short Nicole Palame intro)The Progressive Caucus wasn’t in the courtroom. They didn’t support her.” Madeline Brame (begins)  “You’re FIRED! Exactly what are we paying you for. We are taxed to the max to pay these salaries. … Not another dime of our tax dollar to the failed initiatives. They do everything but lift the black and brown community out of poverty. If Rikers is that bad, why do people keep committing crimes. Some would rather (be in Rikers) than be on the streets with no jobs…. NYC is out of control. People grandstanding , telling us what they think we want to hear. They get a little position and they turn their nose up in the air. They don’t even like black people. They’re black themselves and they don’t even like black people. They think they’re better. But election after election after election, for decades, we continue to go out and vote the same way. … (but) when they see life-long democrats beginning to walk away from the plantation of the democrat party and changing their political affiliation …  If you don’t like the word Republican, become a Conservative. Most black and brown people were raised with conservative values. If you wanta eat, you work. You gotta go to school and bring that high school diploma. There was no layin’ around. After graduation you either work, you go to college or you go to the military. And there was no other alternative. Those are good, strong, American values. Conservative values. God. Number One. Family. Number Two. And Country. Number Three. Everybody can agree with that. Everybody has those same values. How we turned from it and let all this chaos and confusion happen around us, I have no idea. But, until we get back to the structure of the nuclear family, in my community, things will continue on a downward spiral. Repeal Bail Reform. …  Send that garbage through a shredder and start over from the beginning and make some real investments in our communities. Billions of dollars. We don’t need more basketballs. We don’t need no more damn hula hoops. No more recreation centers. The newest appeasement is Roller Skates.We don’t need that. Fix the dilapidated housing. Get those mothers some parenting classes. Fix those failing schools. Give our boys some skills, some training. Instead of pickin’ up a gun, … let them put on a uniform. Let them  … train to use it properly and get paid to shoot the bad guy. You wanta die. Die a Hero. And not a zero.”(8:53)

Part 4- Raul Rivera – TLC Driver Advocate, a native New Yorker. (2:00).

[Excerpted]  “….we’re getting killed, we’re getting robbed, we’re getting shot …It is very important that we get these WOKE D.A.s out of office. We say “Hell No” to Alvin Bragg. We don’t give up. We don’t surrender. We don’t retreat. Today. Tomorrow. Forever.”  (2:00).

Part 5 – Amy Tse, Community Activist from Queens (2:52)

[Excerpted] “Violence against our seniors; our mothers, fathers and children …. (dying because of) gang violence. It’s heart breaking. Shop owners, Asian Americans have been targeted for robberies and random acts of violence.(…)And if you think this doesn’t affect you, your community, think again…. It affects ALL our communities. Violent and REPEAT offenders affect ALL of us. We deserve safety, instead of being terrorized. Elected officials who signed a pledge to Defund the NYPD do not have our livelihoods, family’s safety or our best interests at heart. We MUST get rid of them. Every election day we can make a difference. VOTE THEM OUT. (2:52)

Part 6 – K-Born Rivers, Founder “I am My Community Inc” from the Bronx (1:52)

.[Excerpted] “I’m not a big major fan of the NYPD, but I am a big major fan of common sense….  You don’t defund the police and not add more security. …. We have ta get these people out. We have ta vote. Let’s hold special elections. Let’s get them outta here.” (1:52)

Part 7 – Tiffany Keriakos, small business owner from Bklyn,Manhattan (2:57)

(Short intro Nicole Palame) “Diversity. Dialogue. We don’t agree on everything, but we are willing  to work together to get things done in this city and make this city livable for everybody.” (Excerpted) Tiffany Keriakos: “We all know small businesses are the beating heart of NYC. Yet the crime wave, especially retail theft, is leaving many businesses fighting for their lives. (she describes the thefts, break-ins and employee assaults at her decades old business) When criminals break in to our store, we’re left to foot the bill of the repairs, the merchandise, and we’re expected to get back -to-business “as usual”. (re insurance)  … Everybody drops you when you have a robbery. ( ….) Only big names corporations will be left to monopolize our retail environment. Instead, we should be supporting small businesses that are the back-bone of our communities. (… ) Who is going to make these criminals stop. Otherwise we’re not going to have small businesses anymore and New York will never be the same.”(2:57)

Part 8 – Maria Danzilo- Exec. Dir.”One City Rising”. Former candidate NY State Senate (Manhattan Westside) (3:39)

[Excerpted]  .”.. the way this “Regressive” Caucus is behaving…. we actually have SPIRALING crime due to years of very bad policies.  We have Catch and Release Bail Reform; Decriminalizing EVERYTHING. Our District Attorney isn’t prosecuting crime. … This is a moment when we really shouldn’t be talking about Defunding the Police. In this environment… we have this completely OUT OF TOUCH group of electives trying to DEFUND the police… They don’t seem to care. They’re in another world; another reality. Instead of giving us public safety…they’re giving us : a PURITY Test.  They want everybody in their  caucus to agree to this radical and extreme purity test or they’re OUT. Thank you for that test. The people who are in that caucus and those who left, we know where you stand now: completely divorced from reality. They seek to divide. At war with our mayor. … We are not about abolishing police.  … They just want money and power. ” (3:39)

Part 9 – Gene de Francis, veteran and community leader from the Bronx (4:11)

[Excerpted] The Right was right. Republicans were right; still are right. Ever since COVID happened. The shutdowns. The mandates. The masks. The defunding the police. The pushing away of the police. But, we work well with Democrats, despite what you see on the media. We will not work with Socialists. And we don’t call them “Progressives”. … They are REgressive. … When you centralize power, that is not American; that is Socialism. This country is run by moderates. …  Regressives try to label Republicans as extremists. … Capitalism is not an evil word. Educate your kids and don’t ever fight Free Speech. We need different opinions. … Keep these freedoms and pass it onto our next generation.”(4:11)

Part 10 -Nicole Palame – (4:48) During the final comments a couple of progressive council members tried to ignore the presser, but were called out  with VOTE THEM OUT as they passed by.  (Lincoln Restler (0:58), Shekar Krishnan (2:35)…”there’s another socialist” (while in the back ground also ignoring the presser, Councilman Erik Bottcher) 

Part 10 -Nicole Palame –  closing comments (4:48)

(Excerpted)”These majority of New Yorkers do not want to defund the police …  they want good change. We demand to be safe. We (challenge) the city council: Join Our Caucus. The Caucus of Unity and Community. And then lets have a dialogue about how we make progress in this city once and for all.  [she introduced those present who are running against the city council members and name those council members] [re those who left the Progressive Caucus she asked] “… these people left the caucus in the final hour. Did they leave it because they’re a little afraid they have a challenger? Or did they leave it because they realized they were in the wrong caucus. WE gotta call them out. We gotta tell them to debate. We wanta know the truth. We deserve to know the truth. … Any elected official who is advocating for the abolition or even defunding of the police is out of touch with reality. …. Pledge to serve your community and meet the needs of the community today and prevent crime from happening.”( 4:48)

+There were many fine, impassioned speakers. A genuinely diverse group.

However, the extent of the coverage from Errol Louis at NY1 was sadly lacking. (Errol is  standing in separate group lower right of photo)

“A fine day at City Hall. This “Enough is Enough” coalition includes several candidates for City Council. The group denounced the Defund movement and loudly booed some members of the Progressive Caucus as they walked in. ” [Errol Louis @errollouis]

 Guess he was more interested in chatting up the “very charming” Councilman Bottcher.

Two months later, the Democrat’s  – again -ignored the victims of violent crime at a field hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. (photo HJ

The focus was meant to be on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s “pro-crime, anti-victim” policies.

Madeline Brame, who chairs the nonprofit Victims Rights Reform Council, told committee members that Bragg’s mishandling of her son Hason Correa’s 2018 killing began a few months after the district attorney took office last year.

DA Bragg has demonstrated over and over again that he has no regard or concern for human life or victims of crime,” Brame testified. [NY Daily News]

(very short clip from cops4freedom)

.As she spoke, Madeline Brame was disrespected, even sneered at by the Democrats.
There was no apology for their lack of empathy. Trump was their focus, their boogey-man.

“When Alvin Bragg came into office, he was handed a strong, trial-ready murder case and gang assault case against all four of these individuals,” she said, before recounting how “the case immediately began to unravel.”

“He dismissed — completely dismissed — gang assault and murder indictments against two of the defendants clearly on video participating in the brutal, savage slaughter of my son,” Brame went on. “Hason was kicked, punched, stomped and stabbed nine times by four individuals whom he did not know, nor had he done them any harm.”

Four siblings — Christopher, James and Mary Saunders, and another brother, Travis Stewart — attacked the 35-year-old married father of three outside a Harlem apartment building.

James Saunders pled guilty to gang assault and second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, below the maximum of 25 years to life — along with Christopher Saunders who was also convicted of gang assault and sentenced to 20 years to life.

Travis Stewart also pled guilty to gang assault but was sentenced to just seven years in prison. Mary Saunders was released from prison last May on time served after having spent 14 months at Rikers Island.

“Travis will be out in the next 18 months,” Brame said. “Mary Saunders — this savage is currently walking the streets of Harlem like she didn’t just participate in the brutal slaughter of another human being — home with her family, home with her children.

“If that’s not a threat to public safety, I don’t know what is,” she added. “And as far as the Manhattan district attorney’s office, if he’s receiving one penny of federal dollars, you need to pull that funding until he starts doing his damn job and prosecuting crime.

Audience members broke into applause several times during Brame’s testimony, prompting Jordan to remind spectators of the hearing’s rules of decorum.  [NY POST]

+And when New York City’s Mayor Adams responded, he did so with shameful ignorance:

“Mayor Adams slammed Rep. Jim Jordan and other House Republicans on Monday morning for pulling a “political stunt” and “hypocrisy” for the hearing they held later in the day to examine the crime policies of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. [NY Daily News]

SOCIALISM is destroying America.
The One Party Machine.
BLUE States. BLUE Cities.

 Can we turn the tide?

“Silent No More”
We demand to be safe.
Enough is Enough!

Or, is it too late to rout the enemy?

[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Tucker Speaks

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 00:47

Tucker Carlson posted this to Twitter at 8:00 pm this evening, which is the same time his show would air on Fox. Not a coincidence.

Good evening

— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 27, 2023

I hope I am right and he brings his show to Twitter. Whatever he decides, it’s clear, he is not going anywhere. Saints be praised.

Tucker Carlson Issues First Public Comments Since Fox News Exit

By Jack Phillips, The Epoch Times, April 26, 2023:

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson issued his first public comments since it was announced that he would be departing the network earlier this week, appearing outside his home in Florida with his wife.

“Retirement is going great so far,” he joked to the Daily Mail, which published photos of him and his wife outside of his Boca Grande house while driving a golf cart. “I haven’t eaten dinner with my wife on a weeknight in seven years.”

When asked about his future plans, Carlson again joked: “Appetizers plus entree.” According to the Mail reporter, he drove away in the golf cart with his wife without elaborating on what he is going to do next.

Neither Fox News nor Carlson have provided any details about why he suddenly left the network after hosting one of the top-rated cable news programs for years. A news release issued by the company said the two parted ways and said it would use a rotating slate of hosts for a temporary show during the 8 p.m. timeslot until a new host is named……

Fox Loses Close to a Million Viewers in Tucker-Less Time Slot

Wed, 04/26/2023 - 16:00

The slide has only just begun.

Read: Here’s What’s Behind Tucker Carlson’s Abrupt Termination From Fox News

Fox Stock Plummets 4% on Carlson Departure, Loses $930M in Market Value

Monday night’s show (the first without Tucker – 2.5 million:

Last week, same time:

The Ratings Are In: Viewers Sent Fox News an Unmistakable Message on First Night Without Tucker Carlsoni

The ratings curve that used to peak for Fox News when Tucker Carlson’s 8 p.m. time slot came around cratered Monday nght as viewers used their clickers to react to Carlson’s abrupt firing.

By: Jack Davis, Western Journal, April 26, 2023:

Fox announced Monday that Carlson was no longer with the network and that for the time being, rotating hosts will fill his spot.

With Brian Kilmeade taking the first show, viewers apparently decided they were not curious enough about what the program might hold to tune in and find out.

Fox’s 8 p.m. time slot, which attracted 3.2 million viewers the Monday before Carlson was forced to walk the plank, garnered 2.6 million yesterday, according to Mediaite. That was still good enough to take first place in the time slot.

Without Carlson to draw viewers in, Fox lost the 9 p.m. time slot to MSNBC, as Sean Hannity’s 2.5 million viewers were eclipsed by the 2.7 million who tuned in to see Rachel Maddow.

In terms of viewers in the 25 to 54 demographic, Fox’s substitute show was 37 percent lower in the ratings than what Carlson achieved in that time.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that Newsmax seemed to be the biggest gainer from Fox’s loss.

The network’s 8 p.m. offering, “Eric Bolling The Balance,” attracted 531,000 viewers, while its 9 p.m. show, “Greg Kelly Reports,” attracted 540,000.

That was roughly three times the averages for those shows. Bolling’s show averaged 145,000 viewers during the first quarter of the year and Kelly averaged 141,000.

Fox is suffering in more than just the ratings department following Carlson’s departure.

WATCH: Tucker Carlson’s Speech After Final Fox News Show Goes Viral

Wed, 04/26/2023 - 15:00

G-d bless this man.

These are the most important words Tucker Carlson has ever spoken.

Listen to this.

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 24, 2023

Watch the whole thing:

Tucker Carlson’s Speech After Final Fox News Show Goes Viral

By Jack Phillips, The Epoch Times, April 25, 2023:

In the wake of Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News, a speech that he gave after his final show aired drew attention on social media.

During the Heritage Foundation’s 50th-anniversary celebration on Saturday, Carlson gave a speech about society-wide moral decay. During the speech, the former Fox News host did not indicate he would be departing the network.

“You look around and you see so many people break under the strain under the downward of whatever this is that we are going through. And you look with disdain and sadness as you see people you know become quislings. You see them revealed as cowards. You see them going along with the new, new thing which is clearly a poisonous thing, a silly thing,” he stated. “You know, saying things you know they don’t believe because they want to keep their jobs. If there’s a single person in this room who hasn’t seen that through George Floyd, COVID, and the Ukraine war, raise your hand? Oh nobody? Right. You all know what I’m talking about.”

Carlson added to the audience: “And you’re so disappointed in people. You are. And you realize that the herd instinct is maybe the strongest instinct. I mean, it may be stronger than the hunger and sex instincts, actually. The instinct, which again, is inherent to be like everybody else and not to be cast out of the group, not to be shunned.”

His speech to the conservative organization came just a day after his final Fox News show aired. Toward the end of the program, Carlson told his viewers that he would be back on Monday, suggesting that the decision for him to leave may have been initiated by Fox.

“But you look around and you see these people and some of them really have paid a heavy price for telling the truth and they are cast out of their groups whatever those groups are but they do it,” he said later in his speech. “Anyway, I look on at those people with the deepest possible admiration,” Carlson said. “I’m paid to do that. I face no penalty. Someone came up to me, ‘You’re so brave.’ Really?!?! I’m a talk show host.”

“It’s like I can’t have any opinion I want. That’s my job. That’s why they pay me. It’s not brave to tell the truth on a cable news show and if you’re not doing that you’re really an idiot, you’re really craven. You’re lying on television? Why would you do that? You’re literally making a living to say what you think and you can’t even do that, please.”

Whistleblower: U.S. Govt. is ‘Middleman’ in Massive Migrant Child Trafficking Operation

Wed, 04/26/2023 - 14:30

Today, a whistleblower is set to testify before Congress with bombshell claims that the federal government has essentially become a “middleman” in a child trafficking ring along the southern border, an operation that is allegedly worth billions.

We’re in hell.

BREAKING: Whistleblower To Expose US Gov’t Involvement In Massive Child Trafficking Operation

By: Paul Aubert, Trending Politics, April 25, 2023

On Wednesday, a whistleblower is set to testify in front of a House Judiciary subcommittee that the United States government has been operating as the “middleman” to a multi-billion dollar migrant child trafficking operation, Fox News reported.

The alleged child trafficking is believed to be taking place via the unsecured Southern border of the US. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement will be evaluating the number of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border on Wednesday’s hearing.

Three witnesses are testifying at the hearing, which is titled “The Biden Border Crisis: Exploitation of Unaccompanied Alien Children.”

One of those testifying is Tara Lee Rodas, a former employee, and whistleblower at the Department of Health and Human Services. A copy of Rodas’ testimony, obtained by Fox News, will detail the US government’s alleged role in child trafficking at the border.

“Today, children will work overnight shifts at slaughterhouses, factories, restaurants to pay their debts to smugglers and traffickers. Today, children will be sold for sex,” Rodas is planning on testifying. “Today, children will call a hotline to report they are being abused, neglected, and trafficked. For nearly a decade, unaccompanied children have been suffering in the shadows.”

Rodas will, citing her work experience with the HHS’ resettlement office, argue the US government is operating a “large scale, multi-billion-dollar, child trafficking operation run by bad actors seeking to profit off the lives of children.”

“I thought I was going to help place children in loving homes. Instead, I discovered that children are being trafficked through a sophisticated network that begins with being recruited in their home country, smuggled to the U.S. border, and ends when ORR delivers a child to a sponsor – some sponsors are criminals and traffickers and members of Transnational Criminal Organizations. Some sponsors view children as commodities and assets to be used for earning income – this is why we are witnessing an explosion of labor trafficking,” Rodas will explain.

“Whether intentional or not, it can be argued that the U.S. Government has become the middleman in a large scale, multi-billion-dollar, child trafficking operation run by bad actors seeking to profit off the lives of children.”

The former HHS employee intends to call for a congressional investigation into the federal agencies overseeing the transportation of migrants into the US. “We can no longer turn a blind eye and pretend this isn’t happening. Congress has the power to stop this, which is why I am calling on you to do what is right.”

Recent reports have shown the Biden administration has been unable to contact nearly 100,000 child immigrants. “The Biden administration has been rocked by a number of reports that officials have been unable to make contact with over 85,000 child migrants, and more recently that administration officials ignored signs of “explosive” growth in child labor,” Fox News reported……

Keep reading….

Soros Quietly Resumes Lobbying With $1.6 Million to Boost Massive Spending Inflationary Act

Wed, 04/26/2023 - 11:37

He is going in for the kill.

African politicians are putting measures in place to stop George Soros from ruining their countries. If only US politicians were that smart!

— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) April 22, 2023

Biden Administration
Soros Quietly Resumes Lobbying With $1.6 Million to Boost Inflation Reduction Act

By: Chuck Ross, WFB, April 25, 2023

The liberal billionaire George Soros quietly revived his lobbying efforts to boost President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda, providing a much-needed boost for the Democrat as he launches his 2024 campaign.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Mutiny

Soros’s Open Society Policy Center spent $1.6 million lobbying the White House and Congress to support the American Rescue Plan and Inflation Reduction Act, according to lobbying disclosures filed this month. It marks a return to K Street for Soros’s group, which hasn’t lobbied since 2020.

“George Soros’s Open Societies Network has exercised enormous influence over this administration since day one, particularly in support of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act,” said Parker Thayer, an investigative researcher at the Capital Research Center, which monitors Democratic advocacy groups.

“The reopening of the Open Societies lobbying shop, which was once the second largest lobbying group in the nation, indicates that the Open Societies network plans to continue doing what it does best: accumulating power,” Thayer told the Washington Free Beacon.

The lobbying provides support for Biden as some of his landmark legislation faces bipartisan opposition. Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) recently said he may vote for a GOP-backed measure to repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides $1.7 trillion to fund various green energy initiatives. Biden is likely to tout his passage of that bill and others in his 2024 campaign, which he launched Tuesday with the slogan “Finish the Job.”

Soros could stand to gain financially from many of Biden’s green initiatives, the Capital Research Center reported. Soros’s hedge funds have invested billions in companies like Rivian Automotive, a California electric car maker that, in an ironic twist, laid off 6 percent of its workforce last year due to high inflation.

Lobbying is only one way Soros wields influence over Democrats. The billionaire is one of the party’s biggest campaign donors, and funnels tens of millions of dollars each year to advocacy groups that advance progressive causes.

Open Society’s lobbyists have maintained access to the White House throughout Biden’s first term. Micaela Fernandez Allen, a former aide to Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi who leads Open Society’s lobbying arm, met on Dec. 15 with Rachel Chiu, an official at the White House office of political strategy and outreach, according to White House visitor logs.

According to lobbying disclosures, Allen has lobbied the White House on implementation of the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and CHIPs Act. She also met with the White House regarding bills to rescind the Inflation Reduction Act.

Here’s What’s Behind Tucker Carlson’s Abrupt Termination From Fox News

Tue, 04/25/2023 - 17:00

Opinion and Analysis

The host of the ratings juggernaut “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was abruptly axed Monday.

The Deep State has become brazen. They think we won’t have a big network now for messaging and they’re right. We have one big thing really. Twitter.

This is the beginning of communication blackout. The legacy media are going to hype up a sexual harassment story as the reason for the firing to smear him on his way out so he won’t engender such love, loyalty, backlash, passion in terms of making people feel worth fighting for him and boycotting. alleging that his show’s workplace was replete with examples of misogyny.

According to Vanity Fair, Carlson has told people he believes his show was killed and he was fired because the Murdoch family plans to sell Fox News. The report cited sources it did not name. I don’t believe left wing media and besides the point. Tucker was blindsided. They knew what they were doing, him not so much.

If you take a couple steps back, I think it’s obvious that this was an important deplatforming before the next election. Notice others’ job exits everywhere, the shuffle begins as the deep state readies its next trick. Their one winning move is controlling the winning hand through messaging and elections. They recently figured out how to do elections. Before that it was bring in illegals and make voter laws lax. They messaging they had down, it was the media and big tech stranglehold so if there is a communication problem, conquer it like Drudge, like Fox, etc. Tucker was too outspoken and influential and maga defending, so goodbye cable platform.

The media doesn’t even cover Trump so how will the normies be hearing our side? Now we only have Twitter in terms of message representation in a national town square. This is just like watching Hollywood and big companies destroy their own business during Covid because deep state said so. Fox lost a billion with this but worth it to them. The communication blackout is a political imperative.

Twitter is the last frontier. I wouldn’t be surprised if he did he did his show there. And he should do a radio show/podcast  like Rush. They are taking radios out of future cars perhaps because they’re worried about talk radio becoming a conservative threat again.

We are under siege. We must push back, not go quietly into that cold, dark night.

Tucker posed too great a threat. So they ended him but he is no Bill O’Reilly. And this is not ten years ago. He will get even bigger now They are gonna rue the day they set in motion unintended consequences.

Hunter Biden Living at White House to Evade Legal Papers From His Baby Mama?

Tue, 04/25/2023 - 16:00

Could the first family be more depraved, immoral and disgusting?

Think of all the millions these grifters skimmed for political favor and they won’t acknowledge or pay child support for their own children.

Could you imagine the media feeding frenzy if this were Don Jr?

Hunter Biden may be living at the White House to evade legal papers from his baby mama

Hunter Biden is believed to be hiding out at the White House while his baby mama goes on the warpath.

By Miranda Devine, NY Post, April 23, 2023:

Lawyers for former stripper Lunden Roberts asked an Arkansas court Friday to jail the first son for failing to fork over his financial records as required in her lawsuit over support payments for their 4-year-old unacknowledged daughter, Navy.

Roberts claims Hunter, 53, is “flaunting the dignity and authority of the court” by failing to provide “one single item or word [of] discovery” and says, “This court should incarcerate the defendant in the Cleburne County Detention Center until he complies with this court’s orders.”

Roberts, 32, had to get a court-ordered paternity test to prove Navy was Hunter’s, and last year Hunter applied to have his monthly support payments reduced. 

She also has enlisted Biden nemesis Garrett Ziegler as an expert witness for the trial expected in July.

The 27-year-old former Trump adviser is founder of the nonprofit Marco Polo, which published a 644-page analysis of Hunter’s infamous laptop last year, identifying hundreds of alleged crimes.

Tracking the first son

Ziegler is being sued by Hunter’s “sugar brother,” wealthy Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris, for alleged harassment and invasion of privacy.

Morris generously paid off Hunter’s $2.8 million IRS bill, which is part of a federal criminal investigation by the US attorney in Delaware, David Weiss, into the first son’s overseas business dealings.

Things were brought to a head last week when a career IRS criminal supervisory special agent who has been investigating Hunter for three years came forward with claims that federal prosecutors are preventing tax charges from being brought against the president’s son.

“Preferential treatment and politics [are] improperly infecting decisions” in the case, the whistleblower’s attorney, Mark Lytle, alleged in a letter to Democrats and Republicans leading various congressional committees.

Roberts’ legal maneuvers in Arkansas lend weight to the rumor in Washington, DC, that Hunter has been living at the White House with his second wife, Melissa Cohen, and their 3-year-old son, Beau, allegedly to avoid being served with legal papers.

Numerous sightings over the past six months lend credence to the idea, with Hunter and his family spotted trailing his father and the first lady onto Marine One for weekends away to Delaware or Camp David, or for longer vacations at the borrowed homes of billionaires.

Last week Hunter joined his father on a state visit to Ireland. 

Surrounded by his father’s Secret Service detail and protected by his own agents, it is difficult for a process server to get to him.

From early last year, an elaborate swing set suitable for a toddler was spotted on the White House grounds when the president ambled back to his office from Marine One.

There also may be other Biden family members shacked up in the White House on the taxpayer dime.

The New York Times reported in November, when Naomi Biden, 28, Hunter’s eldest daughter with ex-wife Kathleen Buhle, and husband Peter Neal were married on the South Lawn, that the couple “live at the White House, according to two people familiar with their living situation.”

The Executive Residence of the White House has 16 guest bedrooms and 35 bathrooms on the second and third floors, as well as a private guest kitchen. The family also can avail themselves of an in-house gym, bowling alley and private cinema.

There is plenty of room for the entire Biden clan, including the 12 immediate family members claimed by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) this week to be profiting from foreign influence peddling. 

Biden Declares Children Belong to the State Rather Than Parents

Tue, 04/25/2023 - 15:00

Joe Biden, the worst President in American history, just announced he is running for re-election. And he’s coming for your children.

Fox News: President Biden was ripped by critics Monday when he made a statement suggesting the children of parents across the nation belonged to the whole country to raise rather than just their own families. His statement drew sharp criticism on social media from politicians and parents alike, blasting him suggesting the state and the political left had ownership over the children of the country (Fox News).

Stalin and Lenin also said that children were the property of the state…

BIDEN: "There's no such thing as someone else's child. No such thing as someone else's child. Our nation's children are all our children."

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 24, 2023

Townhall: BIDEN: “There’s no such thing as someone else’s child. Our nation’s children are all our children” (Twitter).