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Justice Dept.: 3 Men Charged in Whitey Bulger's Killing

Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the killing of notorious Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger in a West Virginia prison, the Justice Department said Thursday.The charges against Fotios "Freddy" Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon come...

Justice Department Charges 3 Men, Including Mafia Hitman, For the Murder of Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger

Whitey Bulger

The Justice Department on Thursday announced 3 men, including a mafia hitman has been charged for the murder of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger.

AP reported:

Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in a West Virginia prison, the Justice Department said Thursday.

The charges against Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon come nearly four years after Bulger’s killing, which raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the general population instead of more protective housing. The men were charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder.

Legendary Boston mobster Whitey Bulger was killed in prison in October 2018.

Geas faces a separate charge for murder by a federal inmate serving a life sentence, and McKinnon is charged separately with making false statements to a federal agent.

Geas and DeCologero were identified as suspects shortly after Bulger’s death, according to law enforcement officials at the time, but they remained uncharged as the investigation dragged on for years. They were placed in solitary confinement throughout the probe, family members told The Boston Globe.

89-year-old James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was killed in prison by a ‘fellow inmate with mafia ties’ shortly after he was transferred to a West Virginia federal prison.

Bulger was reportedly wheeled away from security cameras and beaten with a lock in a sock and also had his eyes gouged out.

Sources told The Daily Mail that Whitey Bulger was about to out people in the FBI, specifically FBI officials of the informant program.

The Whitey Bulger-Robert Mueller connection:


In May, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) published a 48-page report called “Robert Mueller Unmasked” to expose the Special Counsel’s decades of corruption.

In the extensive report, Gohmert covered Mueller’s shady past of helping mobster Whitey Bulger by eliminating mob competitors.

The Boston Globe noted Robert Mueller’s connection with the Whitey Bulger case in an article entitled, “One Lingering Question for FBI Director Robert Mueller.” The Globe said this:

“[Mike] Albano [former Parole Board Member who was threatened by two F.B.I. agents for considering parole for the men imprisoned for a crime they did not commit] was appalled that, later that same year, Mueller was appointed FBI director, because it was Mueller, first as an assistant US attorney then as the acting U.S. attorney in Boston, who wrote letters to the parole and pardons board throughout the 1980s opposing clemency for the four men framed by FBI lies. Of course, Mueller was also in that position while Whitey Bulger was helping the FBI cart off his criminal competitors even as he buried bodies in shallow graves along the Neponset…”

Mueller put people in prison for crimes they did not commit:

“Mueller was the head of the Criminal Division as Assistant U.S. Attorney, then as Acting U.S. Attorney. I could not find any explanation online by Mueller as to why he insisted on keeping the defendants in prison that FBI agents—in the pocket of Whitey Bulger—had framed for a murder they did not commit. Make no mistake: these were not honorable people he had incarcerated. But it was part of a pattern that eventually became quite clear that Mueller was more concerned with convicting and putting people in jail he disliked, even if they were innocent of the charges, than he was with ferreting out the truth,” Gohmert said.

The post Justice Department Charges 3 Men, Including Mafia Hitman, For the Murder of Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Conservatives Shouldn’t Apologize for Healthy Skepticism of Big Government

“Conservatives need to get over their allergy to government action.”

That was the headline on an opinion column by Henry Olsen last week in The Washington Post. Olsen is not alone among conservatives in thinking so.

Across much of the right today, there’s more openness to having government do more in the economy. Olsen observes that there are significant constituencies in America, especially blue-collar America, who appear supportive of a conservative agenda that would involve more state intervention, whether in the form of industrial policy, tariffs, or more expansive entitlement programs.

The right, Olsen wrote, cannot ignore those trends if it wants to stay electorally relevant. That necessitates moving away from what he labels “market fundamentalism.”

Winning elections is very important. But to embrace a bigger economic role for government amounts to conservatives endorsing policies that would push the United States even further in social democratic directions that would undermine America’s long-term economic and political well-being.

Here’s the fact often omitted by contemporary conservatives friendly to more government economic intervention: The American economy is already awash with interventionist policies—so much so that, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Index of Economic Freedom, overall economic liberty in America has been in decline since 2008. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)

The index ranked America as the world’s 25th-freest economy. Many of the countries listed ahead of it are European nations with strong social democratic traditions. Moreover, the index adds:

Government spending [in America] has amounted to 38.9 percent of total output (GDP) over the past three years, and budget deficits have averaged 9.0 percent of GDP. Public debt is equivalent to 127.1 percent of GDP.

That doesn’t sound like small government to me.

In fact, even with the extra state spending induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has been spending like a drunken sailor for quite some time—and using debt to do so.

Leaving aside the ruinous expenditure levels and notorious inefficiencies associated with interventionist policies, there are serious political problems associated with conservatives adopting more economically interventionist stances.

“There’s a middle ground,” Olsen asserts, “between government directing everything or nothing.” Alas, if there’s anything that 20th-century economic history shows, it is that once the state’s economic role moves beyond securing certain public goods—the rule of law, property rights, national security, public works, etc. (none of which are small endeavors)—the genie is hard to put back in the bottle.

The middle ground thus ends up not being an essentially market economy operating within a framework of the rule of law and intertwined in a robust civil society. Instead, it becomes a type of social democracy in which excessive state power is omnipresent throughout the economy.

That doesn’t mean that you eventually get a Soviet-style command economy. But you do find yourself encumbered with the rampant cronyism that infects so much of D.C. politics, and, more insidiously, what the great political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville described in his classic “Democracy in America” as “soft despotism.”

Soft despotism is a Faustian bargain between the political class and the public. It involves “an immense protective power,” Tocqueville wrote, in assuming prime responsibility for everyone’s happiness—provided that power remains “sole agent and judge of it.”

That power would, Tocqueville added, “resemble parental authority” and attempt to keep people “in perpetual childhood” by relieving them “from all the trouble of thinking and all the cares of living.”

That’s the deal that progressives have proposed to Americans for more than a century. And it has saddled America with social and economic disasters like President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, which, as the economic historian Amity Shlaes illustrates in her book “Great Society,” wreaked havoc upon black America and the white working class.

In that light, there’s no reason to think that conservatives can devise an interventionist agenda that somehow avoids all of the problems—the one-size-fits-all mentality approach, the unintended consequences, the inability to address the non-material causes often central to social dysfunctionality, et al.— inseparable from such policies.

Faith in state intervention to effect positive economic and political change has also encumbered America with a vast administrative state. It’s no secret that these federal government departments, administrative bodies, and regulatory agencies are dominated by people ranging from indifferent to hostile to conservative ideas. Why would American conservatives want to affirm (let alone augment) the administrative state’s power by adopting economically interventionist programs?

Americans deserve better than having to choose between soft and hard versions of social democracy at election time. Nor should they have to put up with economic debates being reduced to who is willing to spend more.

If anything, American conservatives need to be more allergic to government economic intervention—not less.

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The post Conservatives Shouldn’t Apologize for Healthy Skepticism of Big Government appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Dershowitz to Newsmax: Coming Legal Battle With DOJ, Judge Reinhart Over Affidavit

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Report: Texas Funeral Home Will No Longer Accept Bodies of Migrants

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Bed Bath & Beyond, Applied Materials and more

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DeSantis: 20 Instances of Voter Fraud Found Since July 1

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DeSantis: 20 Instances of Voter Fraud Found Since July 1

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced that 20 instances of voter fraud already have been uncovered by the state's Office of Election Crimes and Security, which began operations on July 1.

All-Girls' School Ditches Policy that Would Have Allowed Boys to Attend After Pushback

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Watch: Chinese Workers Test Fishermen's Live Catch for Coronavirus

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9 Times Lisa Murkowski Voted with Democrats 

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Texas School District Pulls Bible from Shelves for Review

The Keller Independent School District is under fire after pulling dozens of books from shelves for review, including the Bible.

Report: Deshaun Watson Suspended 11 Games, Fined $5 Million

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Kevin McCarthy Calls Elon Musk the 'Thomas Edison of Our Time' After Trump Labels Him a 'Bullshit Artist'

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DOJ indicts three in relation to prison murder of mobster Whitey Bulger

The Department of Justice on Wednesday indicted three men in connection with the 2018 prison death of famed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.

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DRAMA: BUCS unsure when Brady might return...

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NY Times Coos Over the Shades: Tom Cruise-Like ‘Aviator Joe’ Shows ‘Democracy Still Works'

The New York Times is making the most out of President Biden’s legislative “victories” to give him a political makeover and to make “Aviator Joe” a thing, even pushing the shades-wearing Biden as a political Tom Cruise. Call it Mission Impossible. Fashion reporter Vanessa Friedman’s embarrassing tribute to Biden’s Ray-Ban sunglasses will appear in Thursday’s print edition: “The Return of Aviator Joe -- President Biden is back after Covid, vacation and legislative victories, and so are his shades.” Aviator Joe is back -- just in time to take his quasi-victory lap. Forget the glowing eyes of Dark Brandon. As President Joseph R. Biden Jr. arrives back in Washington, D.C., to enter the White House to sign the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, it is his Ray-Ban 3025s -- the dark, wire-rimmed, teardrop-shaped sunglasses he has made his signature -- that once again seem the emblem of the man. …. It’s the attitude as much as anything (even taking into account the glare of summer). He’s not just wearing sunglasses now. He’s wearing shades. “You know Joe Biden is having a good day when he wears his aviators,” said Lis Smith, the author of the recent book “Any Given Tuesday” and the political strategist who helped craft Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign…. Then the fateful Cruise comparison was made. That the re-emergence happened in the wake of another great aviator re-emergence and success story, that of Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick,” is probably not a coincidence…. …. More recently, another pair of Ray-Bans helped power “Top Gun: Maverick” to the top of the box office, defied conventional wisdom that said Covid and streaming had buried the summer blockbuster, and played an integral part in a story featuring an aging but even more effective hero. Someone all the better for all his experience. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. More like Blech! Blech! Meanwhile, reporter Aishvarya Kavi covered one of Biden’s many vacation jaunts in Wednesday’s paper: “‘Go Get Your Bathing Suits!’: Biden Takes a Vacation as Washington Beckons.” She called the "Inflation Reduction Act “one of his landmark achievements as president,” and ended with the thoughts of a Biden-besotten local, Caitlin Tuten-Rhodes: But it’s still a thrill, she said, to know she might bump into Mr. Biden around town. The current Biden parade launched on August 13's front page, after Biden’s misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act” bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives: “House Delivers Biden Victory, and a Bet on America’s Future.” Michael Shear and Zolan Kanno-Youngs got ahead of themselves in their eagerness to boost Biden. He promised a new social safety net. He pledged to develop a robust plan to fight global warming. He vowed to reduce the gap between rich and poor by making the wealthy “pay their fair share.” And along the way, Joseph R. Biden Jr. often said as he battled Donald J. Trump for the White House in 2020, he would prove that democracy still works in America. With final House passage of the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday, President Biden is poised to deliver the latest in a series of legislative victories that will ripple across the country for decades -- lowering the cost of prescription drugs, extending subsidies to help people pay for health insurance, reducing the deficit and investing more than $370 billion into climate and energy programs. How are the reporters so sure the plan will in fact “reduce the deficit”?

Texas School District Pulls ‘Explicit’ Books from Library — The Holy Bible Included

Just before the 2022-23 school year begins, Keller Independent School District of northern Texas has pulled dozens of books from the school library, among them are many LGBTQ books as well as "The Bible."  Three new conservative-leaning board members recently joined the Texas school district and sought a re-review of all books that were previously challenged. The list for review included over 41 titles and were removed for “explicit” content, according to Fox News. Some of the titles worthy of removal were “Gender Queer: A Memoir” about man-on-man intercourse, “I Am Jazz,” about a transgender ‘female’ who began transitioning as a young child and “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” about queer black boys are all titles that have the potential to indoctrinate youth. Other challenged titles didn't merit the removal they received including “The Bible” and “Anne Frank’s Diary (The Graphic Adaptation).” It has become the “default” for books about queerness to outnumber copies of "The Bible" in school libraries as weekend host Pete Hegseth pointed out on Fox News Thursday morning. “'Bible’s' out of the school libraries, 'Gender Queer' is in,” Hegseth said.  While it’s a shame and intellectually incompetent that "The Bible" has been pulled from shelves, Hegseth noted that at least the other books are also being “contested.” I think this school district is signaling that they’ll let "The Bible" back in as just a reference book in the library. Imagine that, a reference book you could go pull out and read as a kid, certainly not gonna be taught in the classroom. But, this policy was put in place because of the absolute tsunami of gender theory, queer theory [and] critical race theory that’s entered into libraries at elementary, middle school and high school. Hegseth is pleased that there is policy in the Texas school district where parents can challenge the books they think aren’t appropriate for their kids to have access to. Yet, he pointed out that with that policy, the woke, leftist, progressives will “use it as an opportunity” to get rid of things they don’t side with like “Anne Frank’s Diary” or "The Bible."  The policy has potential, Hegseth mentioned, but parents and the board should be vigilant on the application of it.  If "The Bible" is out, then the explicit, left-wing books need to be out as well. 

EXPERTS: Monkeypox Spread by Gay Sex Between Men… So How Did Those Children, Dogs and 2-Yr-Old Get Monkeypox?

For weeks infectious disease experts told the public monkeypox is largely transmitted by skin-to-skin contact.

However, health experts now believe monkeypox is spread through anal and oral sex between men.

NBC reported:

Since the outset of the global monkeypox outbreak in May, public health and infectious disease experts have told the public that the virus is largely transmitting through skin-to-skin contact, in particular during sex between men.

Now, however, an expanding cadre of experts has come to believe that sex between men itself — both anal as well as oral intercourse — is likely the main driver of global monkeypox transmission. The skin contact that comes with sex, these experts say, is probably much less of a risk factor.

In recent weeks, a growing body of scientific evidence — including a trio of studies published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as reports from national, regional and global health authorities — has suggested that experts may have framed monkeypox’s typical transmission route precisely backward.

On Wednesday, The Gateway Pundit reported that eight children were infected with monkeypox including an infant child under the age of 2, citing a report from ABC.

At least eight children in the U.S. have now tested positive for monkeypox, after health officials in Harris County, Texas, confirmed to ABC News that a presumptive case had been identified in a child under the age of 2.

The news of the positive pediatric case in Texas comes after a child in Martin County, Florida, has tested positive for monkeypox, according to state health data. The child in Florida is between the ages of 0 and 4 years old, according to the state health data.

Officials in Maine also announced Friday that they, too, had confirmed a positive monkeypox case in a child. No further information about the case has been released due to concerns over patient privacy, officials said.

“Maine CDC [Center for Disease Control and Prevention] is working to identify any others who may have been exposed and make vaccination available to close contacts,” officials wrote in a press release.

In addition to the cases in children reported in Maine and Florida, two cases have been confirmed in California, as well another two in Indiana, and a case in a non-U.S. resident reported in Washington, D.C.

So are officials investigating these cases?

And what about the dog that got monkeypox?

Scientists have reported the first human-to-pet transmission of monkeypox when the dog of a gay French couple became infected after sharing a bed with its infected owners.

It is suspected that the gay men, ages 44 and 27, caught the virus as a result of having sexual contact with other men during their non-monogamous relationship.

Dog in France Catches Monkeypox from Gay Owners, Prompting CDC to Update Guidance on the Virus

The post EXPERTS: Monkeypox Spread by Gay Sex Between Men… So How Did Those Children, Dogs and 2-Yr-Old Get Monkeypox? appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment explores possible spinoff that would include iconic NY arena

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced Thursday it's exploring a spinoff of its live entertainment business.

DEVELOPING: Shots Fired at Mall at Prince George’s in Maryland

Police on Thursday responded to shots fired at the ‘Mall at Prince George’s’ in Hyattsville, Maryland.

According to reports, the gunshots were fired near the food court.

If is unclear if there are any injuries.

Hyattsville police told people to avoid the area.

“This is not an active threat and the scene is secure at this time,” Hyattsville police said.

This is not an active threat and the scene is secure at this time. Please continue to avoid the area.

— Hyattsville Police Department (@HyattsvillePD) August 18, 2022

WJLA reported:

City of Hyattsville police officers are at the scene of a shooting at the Mall at Prince George’s in Hyattsville, Md.

According to the Hyattsville Police Department, there were shots fired at the mall.

SkyTrak7 is at the scene of the mall and captured shoppers flowing out of multiple exits.

🚨Breaking News 🚨 Shots fired at The Mall At Prince George’s in Hyattsville, MD! Stay with ⁦@fox5dc⁩ for latest. #breakingnews

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#BREAKING— Police are at the scene of a reported shooting at the Mall at Prince George's in Hyattsville


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Will 2024 be 1984?

Will 2024 be 1984?
Call it fascism, because that’s what it is. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. From branding parents speaking out against critical race theory and sexual ideology in schools as terrorists to the Mar-a-Lago raid, Attorney General Merrick […]

D.C. Mayor to Issue 'Back-to-School' Payments

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D.C. Mayor to Issue 'Back-to-School' Payments

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday announced that residents currently enrolled in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program will receive one-time payments for "back-to-school" support.

US Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

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RFK Jr.'s Anti-vaccine Group Kicked Off Instagram, Facebook

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Former Trump Adviser Navarro Asks Judge to Dismiss Contempt Charges

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WSJ: COVID Shots, Coverage to Shift From Govt to Individuals

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Putin Offering $16K to Russian Women Bearing 10 Children

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More women embracing gray: 'Silver revolution'...

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Mother Jumps Out of Shower, Grabs Gun, Shoots Alleged Intruder to Save Her Children

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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Wendy's Worker Charged with Murder After Punching Elderly Man, Police Say

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'Are You Kidding Me?!: NFL Blasted for 'Weak' Deshaun Watson Suspension, Fine

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EXCLUSIVE LEAKED IMAGE: Overcrowding, Unsanitary Conditions in Mexican Migrant Center

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EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Regime Critics Demand Biden Deny Visa to ‘Butcher of Tehran’ President Raisi

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Poll: Just 13% Say the Multibillion-Dollar Climate Bill Will Decrease Inflation

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Nebraska child dead from suspected brain-eating amoeba

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Michelle Yeoh reveals why Quentin Tarantino didn’t cast her in 'Kill Bill'

Quentin Tarantino has been outspoken in the past about his support for Yeoh, and even credited her performance in "Police Story 3" as being an influence in Uma Thurman’s character in "Kill Bill."

Is Merrick Garland Actually, Genuinely Serious?

Commenting about the FBI executing a search warrant on former president Donald Trump’s Florida home, which he approved, Attorney General Merrick Garland said: “Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. … All Americans are entitled to the even-handed application of the law, to due process, and to the presumption of innocence.” None of this applies to the way the Department of Justice, the FBI and most of the media have treated Donald Trump. From the Steele Dossier, Russia “collusion,” the labeling of Trump as a Russian “asset,” the Mueller Report, and the refusal by the Biden administration to enforce our immigration laws, the Justice Department in this administration has done just the opposite when it comes to equal application of the law and due process. Whatever one thinks of Trump’s character, he is entitled to the same presumption of innocence as any other American. Trump always suffers from a presumption of guilt. He is forced to continually prove he is innocent of charges, often made by “sources” who leak information to anti-Trump media, or must explain himself to hostile Democrats (and a few hostile Republicans). The specter of armed federal agents outside Trump’s Florida home is not an image I suspect many of us are comfortable with. Even those who do not like Trump and hope he does not run for president in 2024 should be alarmed at how this focus on him is contributing to what has been a long slide in the trust Americans place in our institutions. In 1973, when the Gallup organization began polling on the subject, 42 percent of respondents had a “great deal/quite a lot” of confidence in Congress. This year that number is just 7 percent. In 1991, 73 percent of the public had a great deal/quite a lot of confidence in the presidency. This year only 23 percent feel that way. Confidence in the criminal justice system has reached a new low with just 14 percent coming down on the side of great deal/quite a lot. Is it any wonder with stories of woke prosecutors freeing criminals with low or no bail only to see many of them commit new crimes? In what should be a warning to the media – a warning that has been apparent for many years—confidence in the trustworthiness of newspapers has declined from a high of 51 percent in 1979, to a record low of 16 percent today. Confidence in TV news reflects a similar drop – from 46 percent in 1993, to the current 11 percent. Perhaps some introspection by the media as to the “root causes” might be beneficial to the profession and the public. Gallup has recorded similar declines in confidence levels for other institutions, including the church (no wonder with all the scandals and some TV evangelists still living the lifestyles of potentates as opposed to that of the One they claim to follow). It may surprise many that the police, which have been under heavy assault from various liberal groups, continue to enjoy major support. Gallup found 45 percent have a great deal/quite a lot of confidence in the police, down only from 52 percent in 1993. No foreign power could hope to undermine the pillars of our democracy better than we are doing ourselves. Serious attention to rebuilding these and other institutions, which can lead to restoring confidence in them, is urgently required.

Fox Business’ Kudlow Unleashes ‘Double-Barreled Criticism’ on Biden’s Inflation Bill Farce

Fox Business host Larry Kudlow blasted Biden Democrats for reversing a strong economy under former President Donald Trump on the Aug. 17 edition of Kudlow’s show. Kudlow said President Joe Biden’s inflationary “Inflation Reduction Act” is a “$750 billion monstrosity, does not reduce inflation, does not reduce global warming, does raise taxes for middle-class working folks, will deepen recession and has not one iota, scintilla, whit, shred or morsel, of economic growth incentives.” Ouch.      He unleashed more of what he called “double-barreled criticism” on Biden’s policies during his monologue.  “In a mere twenty months, the economy has turned from boom to bust, but until the GOP recaptures Congress and saves America by repealing this bill, we're going to have to live with this monstrosity.” Biden’s bill will hurt, not help, an already ailing economy, Kudlow explained.  The American people seem to agree with Kudlow’s analysis that Biden’s bill will worsen inflation. Kudlow referenced a YouGovAmerica poll that found 40 percent of Americans said they believe that Biden’s bill will increase inflation. Just 12 percent said that inflation would improve as a result of Biden’s “Inflation Reduction Act.”  In another sign of the darkening economic mood nationwide, Kudlow cited recent reports on Target. The retail giant reported a 90-percent plunge in profits, according to CNN Business.  But Kudlow, who served as director of the National Economic Council under Trump, found two especially dangerous and “insane” energy provisions in Biden’s radical climate legislation.  “First up, we have the National Climate Bank,” Kudlow said. “That’s right, a $27-billion government bank that will be administered by the U.S. Environment[al] Protection Agency, the EPA.” Kudlow likened the bank to a “green slush fund” for Biden’s political allies.  Second on the “insane” list was an enormous $250-billion payout to the Energy Department, a more than 500-percent increase from the department’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget, Kudlow said. He added that Biden’s disbursement was a throwback to green energy company Solyndra’s scandal during the Obama administration.  The company went bankrupt despite more than a half billion dollars in government loans and claims from then-Vice President Biden that Solyndra would lead America toward a more “solar-powered” future. Back in 2020, Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) called Biden’s climate bill “Solyndra on steroids.”  Conservatives are under attack. Contact ABC News at 818-460-7477, CBS News at 212-975-3247 and NBC News at 212-664-6192 and demand they report the truth about how Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act will further cripple an already ailing economy.

Mozilla Posts ‘Privacy Warnings’ for Period and Pregnancy Tracker Apps

Mozilla has made its stance on abortion clear. In a blog posted on its website Wednesday, the company said it reviewed 25 period and pregnancy tracker apps. Mozilla warned that 18 of the 25 apps “have opaque privacy protection.” The apps have a warning label of “*Privacy Not Included.” Mozilla has expressed concern about the government using information from technology apps to prosecute women who obtain an illegal abortion, despite an absence of evidence that state governments will do this. “Companies collecting personal and sensitive health information need to be extra diligent when it comes to the privacy and security of the personal information they collect, especially now in our post-Roe vs Wade world in the U.S. ," Jen Caltrider, the lead of Mozilla’s “*Privacy Not Included” team, said, according to the Mozilla blog post. "Unfortunately, too many are not. This is frightening." Misha Rykov, a researcher at the “*Privacy Not Included” team, claimed that reproductive health tracking apps ignore established privacy practices.  “Best practices for privacy by design and by default have existed for a while, but most of the leading reproductive health apps chose to ignore them," Rykov said. "This is scary when even the baseline security is shaky in apps used by millions of women post-Roe vs Wade." The company is no stranger to taking a firm stance in favor of left's narrative. In 2014, Mozilla co-founder and then-CEO Brendan Eich was forced to resign from the company in 2014 after it was revealed that he donated $1,000 to a California ballot measure prohibiting same-sex marriage years earlier. Just last year, NewsBusters reported that Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker wrote that social media platforms “need more than deplatforming.” “[U]se of the internet to foment violence and hate, and reinforce white supremacy is about more than any one personality,” Baker wrote after Twitter banned former President Donald Trump. “Changing these dangerous dynamics requires more than just the temporary silencing or permanent removal of bad actors from social media platforms." Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the CensorTrack contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.

Rules for Thee, Not Me: Seth Dillon and Joe Rogan Talk Leftist Speech Double Standard

Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon told podcaster Joe Rogan that despite harassment policies, Big Tech platforms have no qualms in sometimes allowing such behavior. On Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, the pair discussed Twitter content moderation and the apparent intent behind Section 230 protections to shield users from obscene content, harassment and doxing. “All that stuff is there. It’s all there. They don’t take it down,” Dillon said. “They don’t have a problem with harassment.” He later added that Big Tech and leftist bullies on social media are “doing what they say you shouldn’t be allowed to do but it’s justified when they do it.” Dillon used Libs of Tiktok as an example. “They’ll post a video of something, they’ll say, ‘Oh there’s this family-friendly drag show coming up,’ you know, and ‘This is a flyer that is being publicly advertised,’” he said. Dillon described the visceral response from leftist apologists online. “They will go hard like doxing, intimidating, trying to harass, and shut up this account that is drawing negative attention to things that they don’t want to receive negative attention. Rogan agreed. “It’s not like what Libs of TikTok is posting is fake,” he said. “These are real.” But the podcast host also raised the common leftist talking point that Libs of TikTok cherry-picks examples of “really ridiculous people” to gin up concerns. “People who are not doing anything remotely like that get lumped into that same group,” Rogan said. “That’s what people are scared of.” Dillon responded that leftists “lump themselves into it by defending those things”: MRC CensorTrack has recorded that Big Tech censored Libs of TikTok 10 times in the last five months, or about every other week on average. “They’ll say, ‘Well, why can’t a teacher talk to a student about sex and gender?’ ‘Why can’t they demand that they be addressed by certain pronouns?’ ‘Why can’t they be the confidant that children come to, because their parents won’t accept them for who they are?,’” Dillon said. “It’s not like these are outliers that they’re, that they’re saying, ‘Oh, no, no, no, we want nothing to do with that, we don’t believe in that.’ They actually defend it hard.” Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using CensorTrack’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.

We were mostly sellers in the market rally since mid-June. Here's what we're thinking now

Just as we don't like to keep buying at the same prices, we also attempt to avoid raising cash near the same share prices.

Activist investor Ryan Cohen completes planned sale of Bed Bath & Beyond stake, stock falls 30%

Cohen said in a filing earlier this week that he intended to sell his holdings of the meme stock.

Home Depot CEO Ted Decker to replace retiring Craig Menear as chair

Ted Decker will replace former Home Depot CEO Craig Menear, who will retire as chair Sept. 30.

Starbucks operating chief to depart as company eliminates role under 'reinvention'

Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver is departing the company after two decades with the coffee chain.

Wall St Ends Higher, Cisco Systems Jumps After Forecast

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher Thursday as an upbeat sales forecast from Cisco Systems helped to lift the technology sector, while data showed the economy remained relatively strong.

Media Outraged after Learning Steve Bannon Called Hillary a B*tch in Leaked Audio from 2020… Then This Old Video of Hillary Popped Up (VIDEO)

Former Chief Strategist for President Trump, Steve Bannon, called Hillary Clinton a b*tch in a leaked audio from October 2020.

For some strange reason, this is making headlines.

Is anyone really surprised at this?

And didn’t Hillary call women bitches, too?

A message "to all the activist bitches supporting bitches" by the inimitable @HillaryClinton.

— Alex Mohajer (@AlexMohajer) January 27, 2018

The Examiner reported:

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was heard calling Hillary Clinton a crude name in a leaked recording discussing former President Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election.

In the recording, taken during a meeting on Oct. 31, 2020, Bannon is heard discussing the coming election and comparing the Hunter Biden laptop controversy to WikiLeaks’s release of hacked Democratic emails in 2016, according to audio of the meeting obtained by Mother Jones.

“Even in ’16, people just had to make a decision,” Bannon was heard saying. “They didn’t like Trump, but they hated Clinton more. Why? When I came in, I’m the expert at driving negatives up. Right? I had been on 10 years on that b****. I just beat her. I just beat her every day, right?”

Bannon told the news outlet that Trump proved everyone who doubted his victory “by running the most hard-hitting campaign in political history.”

“We killed off the Clinton Dynasty by beating her campaign day in and day out with unmatched passion and unrelenting intensity never seen before in American history,” he said.

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Kohl’s, Doctor Doom, and Inflation

The Fed does not appear inclined to declare victory over inflation any time soon, nor should it.

A Kolh's is seen in Broomfield, Colo., 2014

CDC Admission of Dysfunction Misses the Big Problems

Walensky has yet to admit the CDC’s overcaution, misguided use of studies to impose excessive risk aversion on all, and role in keeping schools closed.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate hearing on the federal response to the coronavirus on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 11, 2022.

Chautauqua Institute beefs up security after Rushdie attack while ignoring its causes

Chautauqua Institute beefs up security after Rushdie attack while ignoring its causes
This is all just theater. Chautauqua needn’t have added any new security, because none of its other speakers are targeted by jihadis. Meanwhile, Chautauqua organizers would rather be boiled in oil than feature a speaker who honestly identified why exactly Rushdie was attacked, and explained the full implications of the attack. “New security measures in […]

EXCLUSIVE TRUMP RICO CASE I – Clinton Appointed Judge Allowed Government to Insert Itself in Trump RICO Case in Place of Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page and Clinesmith

A series of events have led the Deep State to act in ways Americans never thought possible.  Does President Trump have them where he wants them?

Yesterday, TGP released a report about former and fired ‘FBI’ Agent Peter Strzok.

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Trump Got’em – Huge Concerns About Peter Strzok Working for the CIA Are Likely at the Heart of Mar-a-Lago RAID

Today we have much more…

President Trump declassified a number of documents related to the Deep State’s attempted coup of his administration only days before he left office.  More than a foot-high pile of documents were declassified by President Trump at this time.  The Deep State FBI reportedly held on to these documents and would not release them up to that time.  This was reported by Lou Dobbs on FOX Business on January 14, 2021.  (Note that The Gateway Pundit was noted in this segment as well for its reporting on the Jan 6 Capitol protests where we already knew that there were bad actors involved.)

On January 19, 2021, President Trump made it official and per a memorandum announced he was releasing a trove of documents related to the Deep State Russiagate scam.  President Trump noted that the FBI objected to his declassification request on January 17, a few days earlier.  Nevertheless, President Trump ordered the documents to be released.

Much later, in February of 2022, Senator Chuck Grassley released a report where the noted that these documents that were declassified by President Trump have never been released by the Deep State FBI.

More than a year after then-President Trump directed details of the government’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation to be declassified, the Justice Department continues to hide those important records.  Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Ranking Member Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) today are calling on the department to promptly comply with the declassification directive.
“We remain concerned that over one year from the date then-President Trump directed the Justice Department to declassify certain Crossfire Hurricane records the Justice Department has not only failed to declassify a single page, the Department has failed to identify for Congress records that it knows with certainty to be covered by the declassification directive.,” the senators wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Next, in March of 2022, President Trump sued Hillary Clinton and members of the Deep State.  Along with Hillary and her campaign team of John Podesta and Robert Mook, and others, President Trump singled out five specific individuals who worked with or for the FBI – James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Kevin Clinesmith.
Comey, McCabe and Strzok were fired from the FBI, while Page and Clinesmith resigned in shame.

President Trump Sues Hillary Clinton and Host of Others in RICO Suit Over Russia Collusion Hoax

President Trump’s team added more to this case in June 2022, while Hillary and the others identified in the case asked to be removed from the case.

Then on July 22, 2022, the judge over the case at that time, U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks, who was appointed by Bill Clinton, whose wife Hillary is named in the case, agreed to remove the five FBI-related individuals from the case and insert the DOJ in their place. 

A federal judge has removed fired FBI director James Comeyfired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabefired FBI agent Peter Strzokresigned FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith as personal defendants in Donald Trump’s RICO lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and other individuals and institutions…

…Judge Middlebrooks agreed to substitute the government as a defendant instead of Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, and Clinesmith. However, Middlebrooks chose not to immediately rule on the broader request to jettison the litigation against the government as a substituted party.

In his three-page order, Middlebrooks characterized Trump’s lawsuit as “sprawling” and recited, without much additional commentary, the rote mechanisms of Westfall Act Substitution: individuals were sued; they were acting within the scope of their employment as ascertained by the Attorney General; and the court “was required” to accept the Attorney General’s certification.

Middlebrooks noted that he could technically determine that the named federal officers were “acting outside the scope of [their] employment” and that Trump could “litigate the question” if he so chooses. If Trump does contest the matter, Trump “has the burden of altering the status quo by proving that the employee acted outside the scope of employment.” That will be difficult to overcome, Middlebrooks suggested, because the AG’s “certification constitutes prima facie evidence that the employees were acting within the scope of their employment.”

Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, and Clinesmith all now appear as terminated parties in the court docket.

Judge Middlebrook never should have made that ruling and never should have taken over the case.  He should have recused himself.  His appointment to the court was made by Bill Clinton – Hillary Clinton’s husband!  Also, the bigger item of note is why did the DOJ offer to substitute these five individuals in the first place?  Three were fired, a fourth was convicted of at least one crime related to the case, and the other, Lisa Page, resigned from the FBI.  

When in US history has the government represented fired employees and a convicted former employee, all who participated in what most all Americans would consider a coup of the Trump Presidency, in a court case against them?  

Much more will be revealed…

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The 5 most expensive cars up for sale at Pebble Beach this weekend

Auction sales at the Monterey Car Week are expected to total between $300 million and $490 million.

CNN Fires Left-Wing Media Critic Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter, one of CNN's most vituperative hosts, will be leaving the network after his media affairs show "Reliable Sources" was canceled, NPR reported.

In Wake Of Supreme Court Decision, Judge Reinstates North Carolina 20-Week Abortion Ban

U.S. District Judge William Osteen reinstated North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban on Wednesday.

Judge Osteen wrote, “Neither this court, nor the public, nor counsel, nor providers have the right to ignore the rule of law as determined by the Supreme Court.”

AP reported:

Abortions in North Carolina are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, eroding protections in one of the South’s few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom.

U.S. District Judge William Osteen reinstated an unenforced 20-week abortion ban, with exceptions for urgent medical emergencies, after he said the June U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade erased the legal foundation for his 2019 ruling that placed an injunction on the 1973 state law.

“Neither this court, nor the public, nor counsel, nor providers have the right to ignore the rule of law as determined by the Supreme Court,” wrote Osteen, who was appointed to the court by Republican President George W. Bush.

Pro-Life advocates praised the decision.

CNN reported:

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican, said in a statement Wednesday he is “encouraged that, although our attorney general has failed to do his duty, today we have a ruling that upholds the law.”

“With Roe vs. Wade being overturned by the Supreme Court, the legal basis for the injunction was no longer existent, and the people’s determination of abortion policy through their elected representatives in the General Assembly was restored,” Tami Fitzgerald, the head of the anti-abortion group North Carolina Values Coalition, said in a statement.

The North Carolina law bans abortion at 20 weeks with exceptions for urgent medical emergencies.

For the antidote to media bias, check out!

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Soon you'll be able to edit and unsend iMessages on iPhone. Here's how it works

Apple's new iOS 16 iPhone software, expected in September, will let you edit and unsend text messages for the first time. Here's how it works.

All of Massachusetts now in drought

The flash drought conditions expanded and intensified in New England over the past week, according to the latest report from the US Drought Monitor. Extreme drought — level 3 out of 4 — now covers parts of eastern Massachusetts, Connecticut and the entire state of Rhode Island.

Sole survivor of lightning strike near White House grappling with survivor's guilt

Amber Escudero-Kontostathis is the only survivor of a deadly lightning strike outside the White House earlier this month, and despite going through something so life-changing, she said she's recovering quickly.

'Visibly upset' pilot apologized before exiting small plane mid-flight and falling to his death

The co-pilot who fell to his death after getting off an aircraft mid-flight in North Carolina may have been sick and was described as "visibly upset" prior to exiting the plane without a parachute, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation and Safety Board.

John Kerry's office redacts every staffer name in FOIAed correspondence...

John Kerry's office redacts every staffer name in FOIAed correspondence...

(First column, 14th story, link)

Yale professor blasted for program working with 3-year-olds on their 'gender journey'

A Yale University received backlash online after appearing to support gender affirming treatment for children as young as three years old in a now-deleted video.

The Failed Campaign To Kill 'To Kill a Mockingbird'...

The Failed Campaign To Kill 'To Kill a Mockingbird'...

(Second column, 16th story, link)

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Salman Rushdie attack: FBI weighing hate crime investigation as suspect Hadi Matar pleads not guilty

The FBI is investigating the Salman Rushdie stabbing and considering a hate crime investigation into suspect Hadi Madar, who pleaded not guilty in a New York courtroom Thursday.

Well-known rapper robbed at gunpoint, kidnapped and shot near his Atlanta brewery

Rapper Fish Skins of Nappy Roots fame was robbed at gun point and kidnapped outside of a brewery he owns in Atlanta. He was then shot by the suspects, according to police.

UConn football's defensive coordinator takes leave of absence

Lou Spanos, UConn football's defensive coordinator, is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons. Spanos was the interim head coach for the huskies after Randy Edsall left.

Florida Judge declares second mistrial due to lawyer's group text

A prosecutor from a Florida homicide case spoke about a ruling in a group text which included the judge. This led to the judge having to declare a mistrial.

Parents Demanded School Check Gender of Girl Who Beat Their Kids in Sports...

Parents Demanded School Check Gender of Girl Who Beat Their Kids in Sports...

(Second column, 17th story, link)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 20 Arrests For Voter Fraud (VIDEO)

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday announced 20 individuals across the Sunshine State have been charged with voter fraud.

20 people were arrested for voting illegally.

“The majority of these people illegally voted in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade although there are others in other parts of the state,” Governor DeSantis said.

“These folks voted illegally… They are disqualified from voting because they have been convicted of either murder or sexual assault!” DeSantis said.

DeSantis delivered the news from a courtroom in the Broward County Courthouse.


WATCH: Ron DeSantis announces his Office of Election Crimes and Security is charging and arresting individuals across the state for voter fraud

"These folks voted illegally… They are disqualified from voting because they have been convicted of either murder or sexual assault!"

— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) August 18, 2022

The Miami Herald reported:

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the arrests of 20 people across Florida on charges of voting illegally because they had been convicted of murder or sexual assault charges.

Under Florida law, people convicted of those crimes are not entitled to have their civil rights restored and are not eligible to vote.

DeSantis, in making the announcement Thursday afternoon in a courtroom at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, said there would be other arrests for people who cast ballots but were not eligible to vote in Florida for other reasons.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Acting Commissioner Mark Glass said that officers from FDLE made arrests Thursday in the Tampa, Orlando and Miami areas.


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China’s Foreign Ministry Suggests 9/11 Was an Inside Job

China’s foreign ministry spokesman tweeted out a meme suggesting that 9/11 was an inside job.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China, April 8, 2020.

WIRED Whines Google’s Search Results Should Have MORE Censorship

Tech outlet WIRED complained that Google’s search results need improvement—through more censorship! WIRED whined in an August 16 piece that content on Google, just like on social media platforms, can create an “information trap.” Francesca Tripodi asserted in the WIRED article that “[c]onspiracy theorists and propagandists” are engineering online content to spread “lies.” WIRED described Google’s “clean appearance,” “sleek designs,” “remarkably accurate [search] results” and “deceptively static” appearance, hiding subtle changes that made important shifts. “Google Search Is Quietly Damaging Democracy,” WIRED asserted in a ridiculous headline. One example of the supposed ongoing destruction to democracy that Tripodi raised were the events of January 6, 2021, the left’s favorite punching bag.  Tripodi wrote that an article from The Washington Times published on January 6, 2021, titled “Facial Recognition Identifies Extremists Storming the Capitol,” was inaccurate.  Yet “the disinformation is still widely accessible with a simple Google search,” Tripodi huffed. She indignantly defended Antifa, which the Homeland Security Secretary previously classified as a domestic terrorist group in 2020.  Tripodi also resorted to bashing both The Washington Times and the Jan. 6 protestors, frantically spewing that “elected officials” both on the “House floor” and on Twitter “perpetuated” The Times story. Do WIRED and Tripodi object to free speech and freedom of the press? Allowing users to access alternative views the left classifies as “misinformation” is unacceptable, WIRED indicated through its reporting.  “To combat [misinformation], users must recalibrate their thinking on what Google is and how information is returned to them, particularly as a heated midterm season approaches,” Tripodi lectured. “Rather than assume that returns validate truth, we must apply the same scrutiny we’ve learned to have toward information on social media.” Ironically, Tripodi recommended that users research a “variety of sources” rather than simply relying on search engines. How does she reconcile her support for harsh censorship of views she deems “misinformation” with her support for research from a “variety of sources”? While WIRED is correct in noting that search engines can return biased results, this bias generally favors leftists. For instance, research by psychologist and researcher Dr. Robert Epstein uncovered evidence that Google’s search results leaned in favor of Democrats leading up to the 2020 election. An election-related data analysis project launched by Axios and Google Trends in November 2021 indicated that Google’s left-leaning search bias is continuing ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, as Epstein exclusively analyzed for MRC Free Speech America. Conservatives are under attack. Contact Google at (650) 253-0000 and demand that it be held to account to mirror the First Amendment and provide clarity on its data policies and an equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.

Apple Releases Updates for Both iOS and Safari - CNET

The updates, arriving a day apart, address security vulnerabilities.

‘Civil War’ Porn

As President Joe Biden’s polls stagnate and the midterms approach, we are now serially treated to yet another progressive melodrama about the dangers of a supposed impending radical right-wing violent takeover.

This time, the alleged threat is a Neanderthal desire for a “civil war.”

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, the dubious rationale for such a historic swoop, and the popular pushback at the FBI and Department of Justice from roughly half the country have further fueled these giddy “civil war” conjectures.

Recently “presidential historian” Michael Beschloss speculated about the parameters of such an envisioned “civil war.”

Beschloss is an ironic source. Just days earlier, he had tweeted references to the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who passed U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union in the 1950s, in connection with the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago.

That was a lunatic insinuation that Trump might justly suffer the same lethal fate due to his supposed mishandling of “nuclear secrets.” Unhinged former CIA Director Michael Hayden picked up on Beschloss’ death-penalty prompt, adding that it “sounds about right.”

Hayden had gained recent notoriety for comparing Trump’s continuance of the Obama administration’s border detention facilities to Hitler’s death camps. And he had assured the public that Hunter Biden’s lost and incriminating laptop was likely “Russian disinformation.”

So, like the earlier “Russian collusion” hoax, and the Jan. 6 “insurrection,” the supposed right-wing inspired “civil war” is the latest shrill warning from the left about how “democracy dies in darkness” and the impending end of progressive control of Congress in a few months.

On cue, Hollywood now joins the “civil war” bandwagon. It has issued a few bad, grade-C movies. They focus on deranged white “insurrectionists” who seek to take over the United States in hopes of driving out or killing off various “marginalized” peoples.

Pentagon grandees promise to learn about “white rage” in the military and to root it out. But never do they offer any hard data to suggest white males express any greater degree of racial or ethnic chauvinism than any other demographic.

When we do hear of an insurrectionary plan—to kidnap the Michigan governor—we discover a concocted mess. Twelve FBI informants outnumbered the supposed four “conspirators.” And two of them were acquitted by a jury and the other two so far found not guilty due to a mistrial.

The buffoonish Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol is often cited as proof of the insurrectionary right-wing movement. But the one-day riotous embarrassment never turned up any armed revolutionaries or plots to overthrow the government.

What it did do was give the left an excuse to weaponize the nation’s capital with barbed wire and thousands of federal troops, in the greatest militarization of Washington, D.C., since the Civil War.

In contrast, Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters were no one-day buffoons. They systematically organized a series of destructive and deadly riots across the country for more than four months in the summer of 2020. The lethal toll of their work was more than 35 dead, $2 billion in property losses, and hundreds of police officers injured.

Such violent protesters torched the iconic St. John’s Episcopal Church and attempted to fight their way into the White House grounds. Their violent agenda prompted the Secret Service to evacuate the president of the United States to a secure bunker.

The New York Times gleefully applauded the rioting near the White House grounds with the snarky headline “Trump Shrinks Back.”

As far as secession talk, it mostly now comes from the left, not the right. Indeed, a parlor game has sprung up among elites in venues such as The Nation and The New Republic imaging secession from the United States. Blue-staters brag secession would free them from the burden of the red-state conservative population.

Over the past five years, it was the left who talked openly of tearing apart the American system of governance—from packing the Supreme Court and junking the Electoral College to ending the ancient filibuster and nullifying immigration law.

Time essayist Molly Ball in early 2021 gushed about a brilliant “conspiracy” of wealthy tech lords, Democratic Party activists, and Joe Biden operators.

Ball bragged how they had systematically poured hundreds of millions of dark money into changing voting laws and absorbing the role of government registrars in key precincts.

What was revolutionary were new progressive precedents of impeaching a president twice, trying him as a private citizen, barring minority congressional representatives from House committee memberships, and tearing up the State of the Union address on national television.

In contrast, decrying the weaponization of a once-professional FBI and the scandals among its wayward Washington hierarchy is not insurrectionary. Nor is being appalled at the FBI raiding a former president’s and possible presidential candidate’s home, when historically disputes over presidential papers were the business of lawyers, not armed agents.

Historic overreach is insurrectionary, not objecting to it. And those who warn most of some mythical “civil war” are those most likely to incite one.

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Judge says some of DOJ's affidavit used to obtain Mar-a-Lago search warrant can be unsealed

The DOJ had asked Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart not to unseal the affidavit, arguing that it could compromise the probe involving Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.

NASA Astronaut Snaps Glorious Green Aurora Views From Space - CNET

It's like someone spilled ectoplasm all over Earth.

John Fetterman Has Big Weaknesses

Does Mehmet Oz or the NRSC want to bring up the time John Fetterman pulled a gun on an innocent black jogger?

Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman stands on stage before speaking at a rally in Erie, Pa., August 12, 2022.

High-Level Talks in Ukraine Yield Little Reported Progress

Turkey's leader and the U.N. chief met with in Ukraine with President Volodymr Zelenskyy on Thursday in a high-powered bid to ratchet down a war raging for nearly six months. But little immediate progress was reported.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would...

India: Muslims murder Hindu man, injure his brother, AP calls jihadis ‘assailants,’ ‘militants’

India: Muslims murder Hindu man, injure his brother, AP calls jihadis ‘assailants,’ ‘militants’
The blanket denial and ignoring of Islamic jihad activity continues. The victims here are identified as Hindus, but the jihad murderers as “assailants” and “militants.” Meanwhile, as jihadis act in India with impunity, “Islamophobia” propagandists such as Khaled Beydoun and Harris Sultan continue to push the lie that it is Muslims, not Hindus, who are […]

Upgrade Your Laptop With This Portable Dual Monitor (Coupon Code Inside)

When it comes to productivity, two screens are better than one. It may seem that facing multiple screens while working can be distracting, but studies show that having dual monitors increases your efficiency by around 42 percent. You will no longer have to toggle between tabs and windows, giving you more time to complete the task. An additional display also allows for better multitasking since you can view different things at once.

But while having an extra display is ideal, buying an additional monitor can be expensive. Not to mention, you can’t exactly tote it around anywhere. Luckily, the TRIO from Mobile Pixels, an external laptop display attachment (ordering through this link and the links below benefits Gateway Pundit) is specifically developed to offer a multi-screen advantage to your laptop.

It has not only one but two displays that you can attach to your computer, giving you a multi-screen setup instantly.

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If you’re sensitive to light, you can easily adjust the brightness of the screens to what you can tolerate. You can also use it for presenting reports, as it lets you choose your optimum viewing angle for any situation with the full 270-degree rotation. Verified purchaser Anthony L. has nothing but good words for the TRIO, writing: “Great portable screens. Easy to mount. Connects right away. The extra bulk is acceptable and worth having the extra screen size.”

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Best Portable Air Conditioner Deals: Save on Options for All Room Sizes - CNET

Keep cool and save some money with these great air conditioner deals.

Bye-Bye, Brian

Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter spent years braying about declining trust in the media while covering for his industry’s egregiously biased, activist behavior.

Brian Stelter arrives for the Time 100 Gala celebrating Time magazine's 100 most influential people people in the world in New York City, June 8, 2022.

The Rio Grande and Rhine Rivers Are Both Running Dry - CNET

And they aren't the only ones. Climate change continues to take a toll on multiple continents.

Workers have more than $500 million socked away in state-run retirement plans — and Delaware is the latest to add one

More than a dozen jurisdictions either have already launched retirement programs for uncovered workers or are in the planning stages of doing so.

BREAKING: Judge Orders Portions of Trump FBI Raid Affidavit to be Unsealed – Biden DOJ Will Make Redactions!

Major media outlets are demanding the release of the probable cause affidavit behind the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Florida residence.

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch also demanded the release of the affidavit.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response the Biden Justice Department’s opposition to Judicial Watch’s Motion to Unseal:

It seems like the Biden Justice Department is telling the court what to do. Respectfully, the court should make its own independent assessment of the compelling public interest in transparency about this abusive raid.  The ‘criminal investigation’ the Biden administration is covering up reeks of corruption and dishonesty – and is based on a reinvention of law about presidential records that is at odds with the U.S. Constitution, court rulings, federal statutes, and prior government legal positions and practice. No administration should be able to raid the home of a former president and putative presidential candidate based on ‘secret’ reasons.

The U.S. Constitution and federal law give unreviewable authority to President Trump to take whatever records he wishes at the end of his presidency. The Biden administration’s dishonest depiction of personal records of President Trump it illicitly seized during the raid as “classified” is further demonstration that the raid was a brazen act of raw political abuse.

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to unseal only a portion of the probable cause affidavit.

The judge is allowing the Justice Department to make redactions!

A redacted version of the affidavit was ordered to be turned over by next Thursday.

NBC News reported:

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to unseal at least some of the probable cause affidavit used to secure a search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate.

“On my initial careful review … there are portions of it that can be unsealed,” Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart said after a hearing where a top government lawyer contended the document’s release could jeopardize an investigation that is still in its “early stages.”

Reinhart said he would “give the government a full and fair opportunity” to make redactions to the document, and ordered them to turn in the redacted version by next Thursday. He said he would then review the document and either order its release if he agrees with the redaction or hold a closed-door hearing with the government if he disagrees.

Nearly 3 dozen federal agents descended on Mar-a-Lago on Monday and rummaged through Trump’s belongings without the former president’s lawyers present.

Garland basically admitted the feds have nothing on President Trump. He could not identify ANYTHING the president did that was illegal.

Merrick Garland also admitted he personally approved the raid on Trump’s home.

“I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant,” Garland said.

The FBI raid was so urgent that the US government waited for more than a year-and-a-half after Trump left office to search for records related to ‘nuclear weapons.’

Furthermore, according to the search warrant obtained by Breitbart News, US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart signed off on the search warrant on Aug. 5, 2022 but the FBI didn’t conduct the raid until August 8.

If this was such an urgent matter (it wasn’t) then why did the FBI wait several days until they descended on Trump’s home?

According to investigative reporter Paul Sperry, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago in an effort to seize documents that likely implicated the FBI in its Spygate operation.

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WNBA’s Pitiful TV Viewership Hailed as ‘Good News’ By Woke Writer

“Good news” for the Women’s NBA (WNBA) is the equivalent of appalling news for other pro sports leagues. Case in point, the Awful Announcing sports blog reported that this year’s microscopic television viewership was “more good news for the WNBA heading into the playoffs.” The truth is that nobody cares about this radical league and the fact that practically nobody’s watching proves it.  The Awful Announcing story cited an ESPN report that 25 WNBA games airing on Disney platforms this summer averaged 372,000 viewers.  At the end of the regular season, the front end of a Sunday doubleheader between Minnesota and Connecticut attracted 682,000 viewers. The second game, featuring Seattle and Las Vegas, drew an average of 852,000 viewers – the league’s most-watched game since 2008.  Awful Announcing writer Joe Lucia raved that these figures could lead to even better viewing for the WNBA playoffs. The playoff television coverage on ESPN will also offer a real “nugget,” pregame shows, he wrote.  Despite the ridiculous hype by Lucia, televised WNBA games attracted just .001 percent of the American public this season. An average audience of 372,000 viewers in a nation of 330 million people is statistically insignificant. The WNBA never started out with any significant TV viewership. When the league turned radical and players openly supported Black Lives Matter (BLM) and campaigned for then-Senate candidate Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in 2020 and 2021, it guaranteed basement ratings moving forward. WNBA players also took a knee in honor of criminal Jacob Blake. With a strong LGBT-ISK3FG flavor, the WNBA has become one of the most woke, left-wing, unappealing professional sports enterprises in the United States.  This is also a league that adorned its courts with BLM and Brittney Griner decals. It named Griner, the Phoenix Mercury center imprisoned on drug charges in Russia, an honorary starter for its 2022 all-star game. Apparently, that's their idea of a 'heroic figure.' In 2017, the Seattle Storm entered into a partnership with Planned Parenthood and gave the notorious abortion outfit some of the proceeds from one of its games. After the Supreme Court derailed Roe v. Wade this summer, in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, the WNBA complained that reproductive health should be protects.  All things considered, the WNBA continuously gives sports fans reason after reason NOT to watch its left-stained product.  No wonder nobody’s watching the woke Women’s NBA.

Los Angeles Strippers Attempting to Unionize for Protection From Sexual Harassment

Strippers at a Los Angeles club are trying to unionize and join the National Labor Relations Board to protect them from sexual harassment in the work place.

A majority of the strippers at North Hollywood’s Star Garden Topless Dive Bar have filed a petition to join the NLRB.

According to a press release about the situation from the Actor’s Equity Association, “if the dancers win their election and the results are certified by the NLRB, the Star Garden workers will become the only strippers in the United States represented by a union.”

“The bargaining unit will be affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers employed in live theatre,” the press release continued.

The AEA argued that strippers do similar work to theatre actors and normal dancers — and that they need “protection from sexual harassment.”

“Strippers are live entertainers, and while some aspects of their job are unique, they have much in common with other Equity members who dance for a living,” said Actors’ Equity Association President Kate Shindle.

Shindle continued, “in my conversations with them, these dancers reported consistent compensation issues — including significant wage theft — along with health and safety risks and violations. They want health insurance and other benefits, like workers’ compensation. They need protection from sexual harassment, discrimination and unjust terminations. Equity is well situated to advocate for these workers, and we are excited to welcome them into the labor movement at this extraordinary time. We applaud their efforts to seize their collective power and unionize, like so many others across the country who are fed up with toxic workplaces. When they approached us for support, we did what unions should do: we said yes.”

Strippers at the club began the process of unionizing in March, claiming that bouncers did not do enough to protect them from harassment by customers.

“We like what we do,” said a stripper going by the name Velveeta, like the cheese. “We would like our jobs even more if we had basic worker protections. We’re like so many other workers who have learned that it’s not a choice between suffering abuse or quitting. With a union, together, we can make needed improvements to our workplace.”

Strippers at San Francisco’s Lusty Lady started a union called “the Exotic Dancers Union” in 1996, in affiliation with the Service Employees International Union.

The union operated until the Lusty Lady closed in 2013.

A rally in support of Star Garden strippers has been organized and is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., outside Equity’s offices, 5636 Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood.

Following the rally, Star Garden’s strippers will be picketing at Star Garden Topless Dive Bar.

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Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax: Release FBI Affidavit Redacted

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart should agree to release a redacted form of the affidavit used in the FBI's search warrant allowing them to enter former President Donald Trump's Florida home, legal expert Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax on Thursday.

CNN's Brian Stelter to Exit Network, 'Reliable Sources' Canceled

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Nolte: Sam Harris Approves of Media Misinforming Voters to Stop Trump

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Nolte: Majority of Americans Now See FBI as ‘Joe Biden’s Personal Gestapo’

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Roger Stone: 'I Was Essentially Framed' -- FBI Raid 'Done for the Benefit of CNN'

On Wednesday, former Trump adviser Roger Stone said he was "essentially framed" when the FBI stormed his home in 2019 to arrest him.

US sets aside 50,000 monkeypox vaccines for gay pride events

An extra 50,000 monkeypox vaccines have been set aside for gay pride events. Officials say 98% of monkeypox cases occur in men and 93% occur in men who recently had sex with another man.

The sharp rise in egg freezing...

The sharp rise in egg freezing...

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