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DISGUSTING: US Senate Advances $95 Billion Aid Package to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan in Rare Super Bowl Sunday Vote — Here are the 18 Republicans Who Voted with Democrats

GatewayPundit - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 23:40
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In an unusual session held on Super Bowl Sunday, the US Senate voted to move forward a substantial $95 billion aid package that will support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, with no southern border security provisions. The vote garnered support from RINOs, with a final tally of 67-27.

The vote came in response to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.)’s steadfast refusal to expedite voting on the bill, which he vehemently criticized as “rotten” and detrimental to national interests.

Senator Paul, expressing his staunch opposition, declared he would not allow the bill to pass immediately, emphasizing his concerns over prioritizing foreign aid over domestic issues.

This bill sends the message to Americans that their elected officials don’t care about them. I’ve never met any Kentuckian who says, “fix the border of Ukraine before you fix our border.”

— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 8, 2024

According to the Hill, Schumer offered Republicans the chance to vote on amendments in exchange for expediting the legislative process.

“By a vote of 67-27, The Senate invoked cloture on Murray substitute amendment 1388 to H.R.815, legislative vehicle for supplemental appropriations,” the Senate Press Gallery wrote on X.

Sixty-seven senators voted in favor of war funding, while 27 senators opposed the expenditure, all of whom were Republicans.

On Super Bowl Sunday, the following 18 Republican senators supported the Ukraine war funding:

  • Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
  • Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Joni Ernst (R-IA)
  • Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • John Kennedy (R-LA)
  • Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  • Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Mitt Romney (R-UT)
  • Mike Rounds (R-SD)
  • Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
  • John Thune (R-SD)
  • Thom Tillis (R-NC)
  • Roger Wicker (R-MS)
  • Todd Young (R-IN)

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) acknowledged the unusual scheduling.

“I can’t remember the last time the Senate was in session on Super Bowl Sunday, but as I’ve said all week long, we’re going to keep working on this bill until the job is done,” Schumer said.

This comes after the Republican Senators on Wednesday voted against advancing a compromised ‘border security bill’ that would have allocated more money to foreign countries while largely ignoring the US border.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will move forward with a backup plan.

On Thursday, Schumer fulfilled his promise, and the Democratic-led Senate advanced a streamlined bill aimed at providing aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, but not the southern border that is currently invaded by illegal immigrants.

In a 67-32 cloture vote, the Senate crossed party lines, with several RINO senators joining Democrats to move the foreign aid bill forward.

Following the Sunday’s vote, Mitch McConnell released the following statement:

“From the earliest days of Vladimir Putin’s escalation in Ukraine, America’s closest allies and partners have been paying close attention.

“From halfway around the world in the Indo-Pacific, our friends have made it clear that in the Ukrainian people’s fight, they see their own future.

“From Taiwan, ‘Ukraine’s survival is Taiwan’s survival.’

“From Japan, ‘security in Europe and security in the Indo-Pacific are inseparable.’

“From Australia, ‘It is absolutely in the interest of every free country that Putin’s aggression fails.’

“But why? Why would peaceful people dare to get involved in others’ fights?

“Why would leaders in Asia contribute billions of dollars and weapons to help Ukraine defeat Russian aggression?

“Why would the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of South Korea bother with long journeys to wartime Kyiv to express solidarity with Ukraine?

“Why not just pull up the drawbridge and keep quiet?

“Because our allies and partners are not naïve.

“Because they know that unchecked aggression begets more.

“Because they know that victory for Russia means a green light for China.

“Because they know that neglecting Ukraine’s fight to restore its sovereignty raises the costs of defending their own.

“Our partners don’t have the luxury of pretending that the world’s most dangerous aggressors are someone else’s problem.

“And neither do we.

“So today, it is no exaggeration to say that the eyes of the world are on the United States Senate.

“Our allies and partners are hoping that the indispensable nation – the leader of the free world – has the resolve to continue. And our adversaries are hoping for something quite different.

“Friends and foes, alike, pay close attention to what we say here. And how we vote.

“Because American leadership matters. And it is in question.

“But let’s be absolutely clear:

“The United States didn’t give our Greatest Generation to the fight against Nazi Germany or commit half a century of focus and resources to defeating Soviet communism just out of a sense of altruism. And we aren’t helping partners resist authoritarian aggression today out of some warm and fuzzy sense of charity.

“We haven’t equipped the brave people of Ukraine, Israel, or Taiwan with lethal capabilities in order to win philanthropic accolades.

“We’re not urgently strengthening defenses in the Indo-Pacific because it feels good.

“We don’t wield American strength frivolously. We do it because it is in our own interest.

“We equip our friends to face our shared adversaries so we’re less likely to have to spend American lives to defeat them.

“For years, I’ve warned about the growing threats to America’s national security, and the growing coordination among our adversaries.

“And for years, I’ve worked to steer greater investments toward the hard power needed to deter them.

“The Russian despot trying to conquer Ukraine also wants to see America weakened.

“The Chinese autocrat hoping to subjugate Taiwan also wants to consign American leadership to history.

“The Iranian regime that equips the slaughter of Israeli Jews and a terrorist war on international commerce also wants to shatter our influence in the region and spill American blood in the process.

“They tell us this by their actions.

“Pretending not to hear them is not an option.

“Delaying until the costs in American lives and treasure rise immeasurably is not an option.

“The time to stand up to these gathering threats is right now.

“Every night, millions of Americans sleep in peace because brave men and women continue to answer the call to serve in our nation’s armed forces.

“Every day, millions of Americans turn for their livelihood to an economic order built and underwritten by American leadership.

“And every time that peace and prosperity are threatened, we stand with allies and partners who trust in the righteousness of that leadership and the credibility of our commitments.

“Today, the future of the world I’ve just described is in question.

“The endurance of an order in which American support is craved and American strength is feared is in doubt.

“And we, the United States of America, have the most to lose.

“Ever since we came to the aid of our allies 80 years ago, America has been an inseparable partner in the security of Europe.

“Not out of charity, but because our own security and prosperity is tied to it.

“Ever since we were attacked in 1941, America has helped guarantee stability and free commerce in the Indo-Pacific.

“Not as a moral gesture, but because we have core interests of our own in this critical part of the world.

“Ever since the establishment of the modern Jewish state of Israel in 1948, America has stood by her.

“Not out of generosity, but because of the enduring values and interests we share – in security, in democracy, and in peace.

“I know it’s become quite fashionable in some circles to disregard the global interests we have as a global power. To bemoan the responsibilities of global leadership. To lament the commitment that has underpinned the longest drought of great power conflict in human history.

“This is idle work for idle minds.

“And it has no place in the United States Senate.

“In this chamber, we must face the world as it is.

“We must reject the dimmest and most shortsighted views of our obligations, and grapple instead with actual problems.

“As they come. In the harsh light of day.

“And today, the questions facing this body are quite simple.

“Will we give those who wish us harm more reason to question our resolve? Or will we recommit to exercising American strength?

“Will we give those who crave our leadership more reason to wonder if it’s in decline? Or will we invest in the credibility that underpins our entire way of life?

“I cannot answer these questions for any one of my colleagues. But none of us can afford to get them wrong.”

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Shooting at Joel Osteen’s Houston Megachurch – One Dead, Two Injured (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 23:20

A shooting was reported at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood megachurch in Houston on Sunday.

The female shooter wore a trench coat as she walked into the church with a rifle and claimed she had a bomb before she began shooting.

“We know God’s in control,” Joel Osteen said on Sunday.

Pastor Joel Osteen addresses media after shooting at Lakewood Church in Houston: “We don’t understand why these things happen, but we know God’s in control.” https://t.co/rzYNp0xEmk pic.twitter.com/r2uDjli4Ey

— ABC News (@ABC) February 11, 2024

Video from inside the church at the time of the shooting was posted to social media.

WATCH:

The shooting at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church today…. A good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy today. Praying for the families involved. pic.twitter.com/ZFzSe5dA9E

— James Owen (@realjamesowen1) February 11, 2024

One person is dead and two are injured according to ABC 13.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the shooter, a 35-year-old female who was accompanied by a child, is deceased.

The 5-year-old child is in critical condition. The other victim, a 57-year-old man, was shot in the leg.

Correction: shooter is down. But it does not appear that @HCSOTexas deputies fired shots; other agencies fired. We continue to assist in a methodical/thorough search of the complex.

Media partner staging area: Richmond @ Timmons. #HouNews https://t.co/8eJ3EZTBx0

— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 11, 2024

“HPD is responding to reports of a shooting at 3700 Southwest Freeway. This is an on-going, active scene.” Houston Police said.

Houston police asked the public to avoid the area.

HPD is responding to reports of a shooting at 3700 Southwest Freeway. This is an on-going, active scene. Please avoid the area. Additional information will be provided as it is available. #HouNews

— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 11, 2024

“There is an active situation involving shots fired at Lakewood. Law enforcement is on the scene,” Joel Osteen’s church said. “That is all the information we have at this time. Please pray for Lakewood and our community.”

There is an active situation involving shots fired at Lakewood. Law enforcement is on the scene.
That is all the information we have at this time. Please pray for Lakewood and our community.

— Lakewood Church (@lakewoodchurch) February 11, 2024

ABC 13 reported:

Heavy police presence can be seen surrounding Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church after a deadly shooting in southwest Houston on Sunday, according to ABC13 sources.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to an active shooting at the megachurch near the Southwest Freeway shortly after 2 p.m.

The 2 p.m. Spanish-speaking service was about to begin when chaos erupted. A witness told Eyewitness News that she heard several shots being fired while in the choir room.

“The whole church started praying and declaring Jesus’ name,” she said. “I was like, ‘This might be the last time I get to pray, that I get to glorify the name of Jesus, so I’m going to do this.'”

Governor Abbott released a statement on the shooting.

Our hearts are with those impacted by today’s tragic shooting in Houston.

Places of worship are sacred.

I have spoken with Mayor Whitmire and offered the full support of Texas to bring this criminal to justice.

Join Cecilia and me in praying for the Lakewood Church community. pic.twitter.com/OVr7pJ0g7Q

— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 11, 2024

HPD Chief Troy Finner breaks down the shooting that occurred at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Texas.

WATCH:

HPD Chief Troy Finner breaks down the shooting that occurred at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Texas.

He says the female shooter is deceased. A 5-year-old child is in critical condition, and a 57-year-old man was shot in the leg. pic.twitter.com/ILRsjDmb0p

— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 11, 2024

Live coverage from Fox 26 Houston:

 

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Back in Hospital With Bladder Issue: Pentagon

GatewayPundit - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 23:00

The Pentagon announced that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, 70, was hospitalized Sunday afternoon for “symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue.” The statement said Austin was retaining his powers. Austin has been being treated for prostate cancer since December.


File screen image.

Austin was roundly criticized for keeping for keeping his cancer diagnosis and subsequent hospitalization in late December for complications from prostate surgery a closely held secret from the public, much of his staff and even Joe Biden. Republican members of Congress called on Austin to resign but he refused.

Sunday’s prompt statement on Austin’s hospitalization is a big change for the notoriously private Austin.

The Pentagon statement was also posted to its social media accounts:

Today, at approximately 2:20 pm, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III was transported by his security detail to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be seen for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue. Full statement here:https://t.co/reDJBP33lr

— Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder (@PentagonPresSec) February 11, 2024

Statement From Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder on Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Health Status
Feb. 11, 2024

Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following statement:

Today, at approximately 2:20 pm, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III was transported by his security detail to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be seen for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue. The Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been notified. Additionally, White House and Congressional notifications have occurred.

At this time, the Secretary is retaining the functions and duties of his office. The Deputy Secretary is prepared to assume the functions and duties of the Secretary of Defense, if required. Secretary Austin traveled to the hospital with the unclassified and classified communications systems necessary to perform his duties.

We will provide an update on Secretary Austin’s condition as soon as possible.

Earlier this month, NBC News noted Austin was limping with leg pain when he spoke to reporters about his secret hospitalization for complications from his cancer treatment.

The Pentagon’s January 9 statement on Austin mentioned leg pain as one of the complications he was suffering (excerpt):

According to doctors at Walter Reed, Austin underwent surgery Dec. 22 to treat prostate cancer, which had been detected earlier in the month following a regular screening.

Dr. John Maddox, director of trauma medical, and Dr. Gregory Chesnut, director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research of the Murtha Cancer Center, both at Walter Reed, released a statement earlier today regarding Austin’s response to that surgery.

According to doctors at Walter Reed, Austin underwent surgery Dec. 22 to treat prostate cancer, which had been detected earlier in the month following a regular screening.

“Secretary Austin recovered uneventfully from his surgery and returned home the next morning,” they wrote. “His prostate cancer was detected early, and his prognosis is excellent.”

On Monday of last week, Austin’s doctors said, the secretary was admitted to Walter Reed with complications related to that earlier surgery. Those complications included nausea, along with abdominal, hip and leg pain. In response to those complications, Austin underwent additional treatment at Walter Reed, and he remains there recovering from those additional procedures.

“He has progressed steadily throughout his stay,” Maddox and Chesnut wrote in their statement. “His infection has cleared. He continues to make progress and we anticipate a full recovery, although this can be a slow process.”

Austin was released from Walter Reed on January 15.

Austin returned to the Pentagon on January 29 after performing his duties at home while recuperating.

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No Joke! Joe Biden, Who Gave Consumers 33 Percent Food Inflation, Cuts Super Bowl Sunday Video Attacking Snack Food Industry for ‘Shrinkflation’; Says He’s ‘Most Angry’ Over Smaller Cartons of Ice Cream

GatewayPundit - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 22:30

No joke. He really thinks you are that stupid, America. After driving up the price of food 33 percent in three years thanks to his disastrous inflationary policies, Joe Biden is portraying himself as standing up for the little guy by attacking the snack food industry over “shrinkflation”, selling smaller packages at the same price to compensate for Biden’s inflation.

On Super Bowl Sunday, the White House posted a video on its social media platforms featuring Biden complaining that there are fewer snack chips in bags, smaller sports drink containers and–what makes ice cream lover Joe the “most angry”–smaller cartons of ice cream.

Last month, Fox Business reported food prices are up over 33 percent under Biden (excerpt):

High inflation has created severe financial pressures for most U.S. households, which are forced to pay more for everyday necessities like food and rent. Food prices are up 33.7% from the start of 2021, while shelter costs are up 18.7%, according to FOX Business calculations. Energy prices, meanwhile, are up 32.8%.

The burden is disproportionately borne by low-income Americans, whose already-stretched paychecks are heavily affected by price fluctuations.

The typical U.S. household needed to pay $211 more a month in December to purchase the same goods and services it did one year ago because of still-high inflation, according to new calculations from Moody’s Analytics. Americans are paying on average $1,020 more each month compared with the same time two years ago.

“It’s Super Bowl Sunday and if you’re anything like me, you like to be surrounded by a snack or two while watching the big game. You know, when buying snacks for the game you might have noticed one thing: Sports drinks bottles are smaller, a bag of chips has fewer chips, but they’re still charging it just as much. And as an ice cream lover what makes me the most angry is that ice cream cartons have actually shrunk in size, but not in price. I’ve had enough of what they call shrinkflation. It’s a ripoff. Some companies are trying to pull a fast one by shrinking the products little by little and hoping you won’t notice. Gimme a break! The American public is tired of being played for suckers. I’m calling on companies to put a stop to this. Let’s make sure businesses do the right thing now!”

Transcribed by TGP.

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) posted a an attack on businesses over shrinkflation: “From Doritos to Oreos to toilet paper, giant corporations are shrinking how much they give but charging the same price or more. We’re not fooled. Corporations are boosting their profits with these tricks. It’s time to crack down on shrinkflation and corporate greed.”

From Doritos to Oreos to toilet paper, giant corporations are shrinking how much they give but charging the same price or more. We're not fooled.
 
Corporations are boosting their profits with these tricks.
 
It's time to crack down on shrinkflation and corporate greed. pic.twitter.com/AefmKWAvZu

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 4, 2024

“Fewer Doritos in your bag. Fewer Oreos in your box. Less toilet paper on your roll. You aren’t imagining it—big corporations really are making you pay the same amount (sometimes more) for less. It’s called “shrinkflation,” and we’ve got to crack down on it.”

Fewer Doritos in your bag.
Fewer Oreos in your box.
Less toilet paper on your roll.

You aren’t imagining it—big corporations really are making you pay the same amount (sometimes more) for less. It’s called “shrinkflation,” and we’ve got to crack down on it.

— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 6, 2024

Yes, America, it’s an election year and the Democrats really think you are that stupid.

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Bill Melugin-Almost 7,000 Illegal Alien Encounters in One Day-Tucson Sector Highest with 2,500

GatewayPundit - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 22:00

Once again, Joe Biden’s America.

It seems like every day the story almost sounds the same. Thousands illegally cross the border, and the mainstream media hardly cares. The reality is that this is an everyday occurrence.

On Saturday, there was a total of almost 7,000 encounters with illegal aliens at the southern border. Of that number, over 2,500 of those were in the Tucson sector in Arizona.

A significant portion of the “gotaways” in this sector are on Indian reservation land. This area has no wall and zero media access.

NEW: Per CBP source, nearly 7,000 migrant encounters at the southern border yesterday, led by Border Patrol’s Tucson, AZ sector w/ over 2,500 apprehensions. Most of the illegal crossings & gotaways there are on the Indian reservation, where there is no wall, and no media allowed.

— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) February 11, 2024

TGP reported on Saturday that there were almost 6,700 illegal alien encounters in one day this past week. Over a thousand of those were in the San Diego sector.

The top four countries that these illegals are from are Colombia, China, Brazil, and Mexico.

Since Texas Governor Greg Abbott locked down the border in Eagle Pass, illegal aliens and smugglers have just shifted their locations. Arizona and California are wide open for illegals to cross into the US. TGP had reported earlier this month.

The Tucson sector has been a hotspot for illegals since Biden was installed in January of 2021. TGP had reported back in December that there were about 18,900 apprehensions of illegals in the Tucson sector in just one week’s time.

The week before, approximately 17,500 illegals crossed the border in the same sector. In one week, there was an increase of about 1,400 illegals that were captured.

It is evident that the invasion is intentional as the Biden regime willfully allows the border to stay open. They had three years to close the border and chose not to.

Even worse, the left tries to blame Republicans. In January, TGP reported that California Governor Gavin Newsom claimed that Joe Biden has a border plan and claims Republicans were preventing it.

Watch:

On immigration, California Gov. Gavin Newsom says Republicans are trying to “find a crowbar to put in the spokes of the wheels of the Biden administration to disrupt any progress on this, because they don’t want progress.” https://t.co/BJEZ6P25bc pic.twitter.com/99gwwQ5KUp

— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 28, 2024

An estimated 11 million illegals have invaded the US since January 2021 with no end in sight.

The reality is that this will continue unless President Trump recaptures the Presidency.

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Hillary Clinton Says Biden’s Age ‘Legitimate Issue’ and People in White House Talk About Biden’s Old Age Behind the Scenes (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 21:40

Twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton spoke with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner about Joe Biden’s old age in light of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report.

Special Counsel Robert Hur released a 345-page report on his investigation of Biden’s stolen SCIF-designated classified documents.

Biden’s stolen classified documents were scattered all over the place in damaged cardboard boxes and unlocked drawers. The documents were easily accessible in Biden’s Delaware garage and basement den.

Robert Hur found that Joe Biden “willfully retained” classified information, however, he decided not to charge him. Hur said there is evidence Biden retained classified notebooks, “knowing he was not allowed to do so.”

The Justice Department defended not bringing charges against Biden because he’s a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Joe Biden is either too old and demented to stand trial and therefore can no longer serve as president or he is competent enough to serve and stand trial.

Alex Wagner asked Hillary Clinton about Biden’s old age.

Notice how the media focuses on Biden’s age rather than his diminishing mental faculties. This way they can rope Trump into the conversation since he is four years younger than Biden.

President Trump however is a spry and sharp 77-year-old man.

Hillary Clinton said Biden’s old age is an issue. She also said she talks to people in the White House all the time and Biden’s old age is often discussed behind the scenes.

The DNC, Jill Biden, and everyone around Joe Biden enabling the elder abuse should be charged.

WATCH:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offers her advice for how President Joe Biden should address concerns about his age. pic.twitter.com/2WwVNQm5S6

— Alex Wagner Tonight (@WagnerTonight) February 10, 2024

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The Reason Leftists Bribe Joe Biden

Black Sphere - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 17:01

If Trump tried to pull this stunt, Democrats would have buried him. Alive. But Biden does it under their noses.

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A Small Town Prepares to Fight State Over Illegal Immigration

Geller Report - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 16:00

“You’re in cowboy country here.”

Located in Apache County, Springerville ranks among the state’s poorest communities, with 1,730 residents and a median income of $46,311 in 2022. Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs eyed it up for housing illegals.

The answer is to stop voting Democrat. Any and every American who loves this country must stop voting Democrat.

Illustration: David and Goliath

A Small Arizona Town Prepares to Fight State Over Illegal Immigration

By: The Epoch Times, February 11, 2024

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz.—As a small rural town in Arizona, Springerville has what it needs in terms of material amenities for its residents. There’s a general store, a small regional hospital, a supermarket, retail shops, hotels and restaurants, and parks for recreational vehicles during the tourist season.

The town’s closest neighbor is Eagar (population 4,800). The nearest city is Show Low (population 11,732), about 50 miles southwest across vast golden hills and open range.

“The one thing I pride myself on with this little community is we band together,” Springerville’s Mayor Shelly Reidhead told The Epoch Times. “We love each other, and we take care of each other.

“I hope that holds when it hits the fan.”

Continue reading….

Larwyn’s Linx: The List: 64 Ways Democrats Opened America’s Borders to the World’s Criminals and Terrorists

DougRoss - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 14:21

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InfoWars Host Owen Shroyer is Taking His Free Speech Case to the Supreme Court (Video)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 21:40
Owen Shroyer joins Breanna Morello

Last week, InfoWars host Owen Shroyer had his J6 appeal dismissed.

Now, Shroyer is taking is Free Speech case to the Supreme Court.

The Gateway Pundit reported on Shroyer’s experience after the Biden Regime jailed the reporter for 60 days for speech crimes.

On January 6, 2021, he stood outside the Capitol and warned Trump supporters not to go inside the building.

Shroyer also frequently spoke out against the stolen 2020 election. DOJ prosecutors sought prison time against Owen for his speech crimes and of course, the lawless DC Judge agreed.

Ultimately, he pleaded guilty in June to a single Class A Misdemeanor of Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds on January 6, 2021. Shroyer never went inside the US Capitol. He stood outside with thousands of fellow Trump supporters.

He discussed his plans on the Breanna Morello show.

Shroyer told Morello, “Most people don’t  understand what we are really up against….most people in media, most people in Congress, most people in the Justice System…”

“Now, what am I talking about….the argument we are making to the Appeals Court here is that the speech, my speech, which was mentioned in the sentencing memo and then brought up in the sentencing hearing, not only by the prosecution but also by the judge,  this is what we are appealing is that my speech was used to further my sentencing, my speech was used, ultimately, as the reason for my incarceration.”

“We’re not arguing that I didn’t plead guilty.  We’re not arguing that I didn’t commit the offense of entering and remaining on restricted grounds.”

“There is precedence and there are prior decisions that have been brought before the Supreme Court where speech, even the most violent of rhetoric, can not be used in sentencing and can not be used to further one’s incarceration.  And this is what we were trying to argue.”

“And so, based off the decision of the Appeals Court, it feels like they didn’t even understand what we were arguing, and it was kind of like, ‘Hey, you know, my client still has a First Amendment right, they’re arguing that he doesn’t have a First Amendment Right here and we need to stop this now.’ And it was almost like the Appeals Court said, ‘First Amendment? never heard of her.'”

“That’s why we are going to be moving this forward to the Supreme Court and hopefully there, they will understand it.”

“Because this is what is dangerous about this situation, Breanna.  It’s not about my case. It’s not about whether I served 60 days or 600 days. It’s not about whether this was January 6th or June 6th.”

“This is about speech being treated as a crime. That’s what this is about. And it’s very evident to anybody that’s studied my case that the crime that the government is alleging I committed was a speech crime.  And you can go look at their 31-page sentencing memo…and you can go read the transcript from the sentencing hearing…95%, if not more, of the conversation is about what I said, not what I did.”

“Not even what I said on January 6th.  What I said on my talkshows before January 6th.  What I said on my talkshows after January 6th, having nothing to do with January 6th….what I said at protests.  So this is clearly a First Amendment right issue, that’s why we are taking it to the Supreme Court.”

“And our concern here is that, if this is not understood, that the reason why I’m being sentenced is my speech, then what we are going to see in the very near future is other individuals, journalists, protestors, whatever you want to say, anybody’s speech now can be used against them in a court of law to sentence them and incarcerate them.”

“And that is an extremely dangerous precedence in the United States of America completely antithetical to the First Amendment.”

Watch:

InfoWars host Owen Shroyer had his J6 appeal dismissed last week.@OwenShroyer1776 is now taking his arguments to the Supreme Court and hoping SCOTUS takes up his Free Speech case.

WATCH pic.twitter.com/FeS14haHIx

— Breanna Morello (@BreannaMorello) February 9, 2024

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MUST WATCH: Butler County Sheriff Offers Disaster Training to Civilians in Preparation for Imminent Terror Attacks and 2024 Elections Amid Federal Warnings of Election Interference (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 21:20
Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County, Ohio

At the recent National Sheriff’s Association Conference in Washington, D.C., Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones expressed grave concerns regarding the safety of the American electoral process and broader national security threats.

Based on briefings with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Sheriff Jones has taken the unprecedented step of offering disaster preparedness training to civilians in the county.

The Gateway Pundit reported earlier that Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County, Ohio, is sounding the alarm over national security threats posed by illegal immigrants and potential terrorist activities within the country.

“They’re here not to be our friends. Some of them are coming because they’re wanting to come here to the best country in the world. The way we see, some are coming here to do harm to us. And we were told by the FBI director, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when,” Jones warned.

During the conference, Jones learned from federal agencies that there are more red flags for potential terrorist activity than there were before the September 11 attacks. With the U.S. currently engaging in military action in two countries, Jones highlighted that some of the thousands of people from 160 different countries present in the U.S. might harbor ill intent.

MUST WATCH: Ohio Sheriff Richard Jones Issues Stark Warning After Meeting with FBI Dir. Chris Wray on Illegal Immigration — More Terror Threats Now Than Before 9/11: “It’s Not a Matter of If, It’s a Matter of When”

The sheriff emphasized that the threats were not only from traditional terrorist attacks but also from cyber incursions aimed at disrupting local governance and the upcoming 2024 elections.

“We were also told that—this is from the federal government three days ago—they’re going to attack our elections, which they’ve always done, just not the “national ones.” They’re going to go into the locals. They encouraged us to talk to our local election officials and be prepared as much as they can for cyber attacks, even local ones. You have to be prepared,” said Jones.

“We’ve been told that, again, they’re coming here to do harm to us. And even in Ohio or in the United States, we’re not going to be able to call and ask for help from the federal government. They’re going to be busy. The military is not coming; the National Guard is not coming. When 9/11 hit, it was all the police and the fire, and they were in total, total organized chaos,” he added.

With the 2024 elections on the horizon, Sheriff Jones has unveiled a comprehensive plan aimed at bolstering the resilience of Butler County’s civilians against a spectrum of threats, from cyberattacks to terrorist infiltrations.

The plan is underpinned by disturbing revelations that foreign powers, notably China, Iran, and “Russia,” have been relentlessly targeting Butler County’s critical systems.

“The Russians attacked our system—our electronic system, our computer system; they hacked it. They also are trying to hack, just not ours. And we were down for two months.”

“Now, was that to help us? No, it wasn’t to help us. It was to hurt us and cause chaos. As we speak today, the Russians are still attacking our computer system, just like they’re attacking most of yours.”

Sheriff Jones revealed alarming statistics: Chinese cyber operatives attempt to compromise Butler County systems handling police and fire dispatch five times daily. Similarly, he reported that Iranian agents make three attempts each day to breach these systems.

“The Chinese tried to attack our cyber system here in Butler County, which includes everything that we have dispatching for police and fire, five times a day. I want to repeat that: five times a day. The Iranians are attacking our computer system and trying to hack it three times a day. I want to repeat that: three times a day.”

“Now, are they doing that to help us and be our friends? No, they’re not. They’re trying to disrupt everything that we do. And this next election coming up, they’re trying to do the same.”

In response to these multifaceted threats, the Butler County Sheriff’s Department is taking decisive action.

Key Components of the Preparedness Program:

  • Enhanced Law Enforcement Readiness: Every police vehicle in Butler County will be equipped with rifles and “go bags” containing extra magazines, ensuring officers are prepared for immediate response to any threat.
  • Civilian Disaster Preparedness Training: The department has launched a pilot program offering classes to civilians on how to respond to disasters and emergencies. The training aims to equip residents with the knowledge and skills needed to protect themselves and assist others during crises.
    • The initial offering was limited to 30 participants, quickly reaching full capacity due to high demand.
    • Further sessions are planned to accommodate more civilians, with the goal of broadening the reach of the program.
  • Federal Support and Collaboration: The training initiative is supported by the federal government and delivered in partnership with Texas Annual, an organization specializing in disaster preparedness training.
  • Focus on Cyber and Physical Security Threats: The program addresses the dual challenges of cyber and physical security, including the risks posed by outdated infrastructure, such as the 1960s-era grid system vulnerable to both physical and cyber attacks.
  • Drone Detection and Defense: Recognizing the limitations of current technology in detecting and neutralizing drones, the Sheriff’s Department is exploring partnerships with the private sector to acquire technology capable of identifying and countering drone threats.
  • Public Awareness Campaign: Sheriff Jones emphasized the importance of public awareness, urging residents to recognize the reality of daily attacks on the community’s digital and physical security by foreign actors. The initiative seeks to inform without inciting undue fear or panic.

“We’ve offered classes to train civilians, and we’re going to start training civilians on what to do when disasters and emergencies hit. Naturally, we can’t train the whole country; we can’t even train the whole county. We put this up online yesterday, and it’s full. We could do like 30 people at a time,” Jones said.

“We’re trying to get it. And the organization that is doing that is Texas […]. They’re coming here. The federal government’s paying for it. They’re going to train 30 civilians on what to do when disaster said 30 out of 400,000 people is not much.”

“So, we’re trying to get more classes. I don’t want to cause fear. I don’t want to cause panic. But I want the public to be aware that you are under attack. And when they’re attacking, they’re trying to get our cyber system.”

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Former GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claims Democrats could replace Biden with Michelle Obama as Las Vegas odds already have her as THIRD most likely to win the presidency - ahead of Nikki Haley

Daily Mail - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 21:10
Former GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claimed Democrats could replace Biden with Michelle Obama as Las Vegas odds already have her as the third most likely to win the presidency.

Trump takes over Haley's home turf: Former president is greeted by enormous cheering crowd at South Carolina rally - as his only remaining rival trolls him with mobile billboard taking swipe at his age

Daily Mail - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 21:09
Trump has turned his campaign focus to the southern state days after an easy victory in Nevada and revved up supports at a rally in Conway, near Myrtle Beach.

Real-life Wolf of Wall Street's ex-wife reveals the two qualities that make women 'the perfect prey' for narcissists - and shares steps she took to find happiness again after splitting from Jordan Belfort

Daily Mail - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 21:09
Nadine Macaluso, 56, who was married to Jordan, 61, from 1991 until 2005, spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com about the characteristics that make women most susceptible to toxic relationships.

Mike Gallagher Won't Seek Reelection After Refusal To Impeach Homeland Security Chief (Todd Richmond/Associated Press)

Memeorandum - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 21:00

Todd Richmond / Associated Press:
Mike Gallagher Won't Seek Reelection After Refusal To Impeach Homeland Security Chief  —  U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher says he won't run for a fifth term in Congress.  —  LOADING  —  U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, a key Republican Congressman who has spearheaded House pushback against the Chinese government …

President Trump Brings Down the House at Conway, South Carolina Get Out the Vote Rally – Crowd Chants “USA! USA! USA!” (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 21:00

President Trump on Saturday spoke at the get-out-the-vote rally in Conway, South Carolina ahead of the February 24th Republican primary.

The patriotic crowd waited outside for hours to see President Trump speak.

He has a huge lead over Nikki Haley by about 27 points in her own state of South Carolina.

President Trump spoke with the overflow crowd outside of the arena. The arena was filled up quickly with a massive crowd of patriots waiting outside.

“You know what we took what was known as a big arena. It’s not too big. We’ll have to do another one. We’ll come back soon and we’ll get everybody in.” Trump said.

Watch:

As President Trump took the stage, the thunderous crowd of Patriots were chanting: “USA, USA, USA!”

Watch:

WATCH: HUGE USA chant breaks out as President Trump takes the stage in Conway, South Carolina

Watch LIVE: https://t.co/MhF3UAWmXh pic.twitter.com/DgNgLUj2DP

— RSBN (@RSBNetwork) February 10, 2024

“What crooked Joe is doing to our border is a crime against this nation, but he will not get away with it.” Trump said.

“He’ll be tried by the ballot box, you know that? He’s gonna be tried in, by, and for the ballot box in November.” Trump continued.

Watch:

“He’ll be tried by the BALLOT BOX”: President Trump blasts Biden for border negligence in Conway, South Carolina

Watch LIVE: https://t.co/MhF3UAWmXh pic.twitter.com/Oy8O6G7f2h

— RSBN (@RSBNetwork) February 10, 2024

The enthusiastic crowd erupted with an anti-Joe Biden chant with the use of some colorful language.

Watch:

WATCH: Anti-Joe Biden chants break out at Trump rally in Conway, South Carolina

Watch LIVE: https://t.co/MhF3UAWmXh pic.twitter.com/bHOah9EpkI

— RSBN (@RSBNetwork) February 10, 2024

Trump 2024!

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Hungary's first female President is forced to resign after she pardoned man who helped cover up sexual abuse in children's home

Daily Mail - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 20:58
Hungarian President Katalin Novak resigned on Saturday after coming under mounting pressure for pardoning a man convicted of helping to cover up sexual abuse in a children's home.

Forget Travis and Taylor... the only Kelce relationship Dre Greenlaw cares about is with Patrick Mahomes - and the 49ers linebacker is DESPERATE to stop them in the Super Bowl

Daily Mail - Sat, 02/10/2024 - 20:57
San Francisco linebacker Dre Greenlaw is a player who lives on the edge. A tone-setter on the 49ers' defense, Greenlaw's aggressiveness and extreme physicality can often draw the ire of refs.

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