It’s time for the myth that conservatives outspend liberal elections groups to go the way of the dodo. New research examining the 2020 election in Pennsylvania reveals that left-wing political action committees (PACs) blew away conservative PACs in independent expenditures—outside spending that isn’t coordinated with the campaigns of politicians seeking office.
According to data from the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, liberal PACs spent over $7.5 million helping Democrats and opposing Republicans in the 2020 race for control of the legislature and attorney general’s office. Conservative PACs spent just $2.3 million, or less than one-third of what their liberal counterparts poured out statewide.
That money was used to pay for ads on television, radio, and Facebook; for fees to political consulting firms; and for digital and direct mail marketing schemes that blanketed the state in the lead-up to the November election.
Where the money came from is revealing. On the right, Republicans could count on almost $159,000 from Americans for Prosperity, a free-market group bankrolled by the libertarian billionaire (and liberal bogeyman) David Koch. Gun Owners of America, a pro–Second Amendment group, spent almost $15,000 aiding Republicans. The Pennsylvania Family Council, a conservative family values group, spent $56,000 in the election.
The biggest conservative spender was the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, however, which poured out $1.5 million aiding Republicans—most notably spending $172,000 helping Tim DeFoor in the auditor general race, $150,000 to unsuccessfully oppose the reelection of Democrat Sen. James Brewster (SD-45), and $304,000 to reelect Sen. John DiSanto (SD-15).
All these groups were dwarfed by their counterparts on the left.
Compare the left-right spending in particularly competitive districts Democrats hoped to flip in 2020. (Note: the figures are estimates due to inconsistencies in how groups reported independent expenditures.)
Who are these groups? Top spenders include:
Yet the largest spender was the Pennsylvania Leadership Committee, which poured out close to $2.2 million in 2020. The PAC is associated with American Leadership Committee, which also funds Democratic campaigns in Alaska and North Carolina, the latter a leading battleground state.
The second-largest single spender, at $1.7 million, was Pennsylvania Fund for Change, a PAC that was identified as a leftist “dark money” group that attacked Republicans in 2018 and spent over $1 million attacking President Donald Trump in 2020. The Fund for Change is obscure, but its connections with trial lawyers and labor unions deserve a closer look.
In 2018, the Pennsylvania Fund for Change received $75,000 from the feminist group EMILY’S List Federal Fund, $350,000 from Working for Working Americans (a group backed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners), $100,000 from the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (a group founded and led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder), $200,000 from a fellow named Edward Snowden in New York, and $20,000 from the Western Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, along with a range of donations from other individual trial lawyers. The largest donor to the Fund for Change was the Pennsylvania Alliance Action, which donated more than $1.4 million in 2018.
Public records from the Pennsylvania Department of State show Pennsylvania Alliance Action is a 501(c)(4) group that was incorporated by PA Alliance LLC. The lone member of the LLC is Samuel Pond, a managing partner and a workers’ compensation attorney with the Pond Lehocky law firm. From here the money trail leads back to union operatives. The alliance has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the state affiliates of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the AFL-CIO, according to campaign finance records. The National Education Association donated more than $1 million to the Pennsylvania Alliance Action in 2018.
FEC reports indicate that the Pennsylvania Fund for Change is run by Victoria Perrone, president and founder of the Philadelphia firm Spruce Street Consulting, which has received payments from Democratic representative Karen Carter Peterson (LA-05) and the Democratic get-out-the-vote group New American Voices. Perrone is a former operations director for Organizing Together 2020, a nationwide effort to boost Democrats in six battleground states created by Paul Tewes, a strategist for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and Democratic National Committee (DNC). Tewes now runs Smoot Tewes Group (STG Results), an influential consultancy for Democrats and leftist groups in Washington, D.C.
In 2005, Tewes co-founded Americans United for Change (AUFC), a major activist group that got into trouble when it was revealed in late 2016 that the group’s field director, Scott Foval, had hired homeless people and the mentally ill to instigate violence at Trump rallies. AUFC later had a hand in seeding the Sixteen Thirty Fund with $221,745 in 2009, which is part of a $731 million “dark money” network run by the infamous Arabella Advisors.
So who provided that $1.7 million to Pennsylvania Fund for Change? We may never know. Very little of this money can ultimately be traced back to its original donors. What is clear is that these staggering figures reveal just how much the professional left carpet-bombed Pennsylvania with “dark” dollars in 2020—much of it from the consultant class in Washington, D.C.
Hayden Ludwig is a senior investigative researcher for the Capital Research Center.
Kevin Mooney is an investigative reporter for the Commonwealth Foundation and the Heritage Foundation.
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The Trump Justice Department aggressively protected religious rights and liberties. In this post from December 2019, I described five cases in which the DOJ, under the leadership of Eric Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, filed papers in defense of religious freedom.
One of them was a case from Indianapolis, Indiana. In that case, the DOJ sided with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis which had been sued for firing a teacher in a Catholic school due to the teacher’s same sex marriage. I wrote:
I don’t like to see anyone fired over a same-sex marriage, but I agree with the DOJ that the First Amendment protects the free exercise of religion and gives faith-based schools the right not to associate with people whose actions fly in the face of church doctrine.
Now, an Indiana court has also agreed with the Trump DOJ. It dismissed the teacher’s lawsuit against the Archdiocese. The court’s one-page order is here. The Archdiocese’s 31-page brief in support of its motion to dismiss is here.
The Justice Department’s Statement of Interest to the court is here. It concludes with this passage:
The First Amendment demands that this lawsuit be dismissed. Perhaps anticipating lawsuits like this one, the Supreme Court, in cementing Plaintiff’s constitutional right to civilly marry the person of his choosing, took care both to emphasize that “[m]any who deem same-sex marriage to be wrong reach that conclusion based on decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises,” and to reinforce the longstanding right of religious organizations to freely exercise their faith, which may include advocat[ing] . . . that, by divine precepts, same sex marriage should not be condoned.” Obergefell, 135 S. Ct. at 2602, 2607.
The Archdiocese has done exactly that. The Archdiocese determined that, consistent with its interpretation of Church teachings, a school within its diocesan boundaries cannot identify as Catholic and simultaneously employ a teacher in a public, same-sex marriage. Many may lament the Archdiocese’s determination. But the First Amendment forbids this Court from interfering with the Archdiocese’s right to expressive association, and from second-guessing the Archdiocese’s interpretation and application of Catholic law. . . .
Becket, which defended the Archdiocese, discusses the ruling here. It states:
If the First Amendment means anything, it means the government can’t punish the Catholic Church for asking Catholic educators to support Catholic teaching. This has always been a very simple case, because the Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed the freedom of religious schools to choose teachers who support their religious faith.
I imagine the teacher will appeal. I imagine, too, that the Biden DOJ won’t support the Archdiocese. I hope it will stay out of the case and not cause the Department to do an embarrassing about-face.
Stitt announced the signing of the bill in a video statement posted to social media.
My statement on HB 1775. pic.twitter.com/2EgMh7A7xZ
— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) May 7, 2021
“Now more than ever we need policies that bring us together, not rip us apart,” he began his message. “I firmly believe that not one cent of taxpayer money should be used to define and divide young Oklahomans about their race or sex.”
The governor explained that you can teach kids about the country’s past without branding white children as oppressors who need to feel guilt over the color of their skin.
“Nothing in this bill prevents or discourages those conversations,” he added. “We can and should teach this history without labeling a young child as an oppressor, or requiring he or she feel guilt or shame based on their race or sex.”
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In October 2015 1,200 migrants with beards entered Stockholm, Sweden in a single day claiming to be “refugee children.”
The migrants were carrying signs begging locals for assistance for child refugees. (Exponerat)
In Austria officials in 2016 officials found that HALF of refugees claiming to be children were adults.
In Sweden in 2017 officials found that 83% of refugee “children” were actually adults.
The dentist behind this studied was fired after releasing his results.
In 2019 a German study found that at least 40% of migrants claiming to be children were actually adults.
And now French police have found that 78% of unaccompanied “children” are actually adults.
The Paris police prefecture has thus set up an innovative system. The fingerprints of those arrested are sent via the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) and the Directorate of International Cooperation (DCI) to the Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian authorities, which check their own files. Paris then receives a response within four to eight weeks.
Fifteen months after the implementation of this procedure, Le Figaro published an interesting result: Out of 1,162 requests, the DSPAP has already received 330 formal identifications, establishing that 263 of these individuals are adults. That means that 78.7 percent of these so-called foreign minors lied about their age.
The migrants have strong incentive to lie as well, including more lenient criminal sentences for minors as well as better benefits from the state. Authorities also have a far harder time deporting a minor than an adult.
Now, having a more detailed understanding of the phenomenon, the Parisian police say they will continue to work on identifications through the new system.
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A biological male will be allowed to compete at an Olympics weightlifting competition in the women’s super heavyweight category.
Laurel Hubbard, a 43-year-old New Zealander, used to compete in men’s weightlifting but after repeatedly losing he ‘transitioned’ in 2013 and now competes against women.
Hubbard is eligible to compete in the Olympics because “the IOC issued new guidelines allowing transgenders to compete as women as long as their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least 12 months before the competition,” Reuters reported.
Hubbard has angered many in the weightlifting world in the last several years, and rightfully so.
Hubbard’s 2019 gold medal wins at the Pacific Games in Samoa sparked outrage.
Australia’s weightlifting federation unsuccessfully tried to block Hubbard from competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
If a man is just mediocre at a sport, he can ‘transition’ into a woman and become a gold medal champ over night.
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, Inside the Games website reported on Wednesday.
Hubbard was effectively guaranteed a spot in the women’s super heavyweight category, the report from the Olympics-focused trade publication said, after the International Olympic Committee approved an amendment to the rules as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of many qualifying competitions.
New Zealander Hubbard, 43, has not yet been named to the national women’s weightlifting team going to the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Elections are underway in the United Kingdom, by-elections and council elections that could be analogized to off-year races in the U.S. They are significant in part because they are the first U.K. elections since 2019. The London Times reports:
The initial results from the UK’s first elections since 2019 paint a rosy picture for the Conservative Party. They have taken Hartlepool from Labour and held the mayoralty in Tees Valley, two of a “hat-trick” of contests they are confident of winning, the third being the mayoral race in the West Midlands.
The Hartlepool race was much watched, as Hartlepool had been a Labour stronghold for decades. But this year the Conservative candidate won going away, by almost a 2-1 margin. This is part of a strong trend toward working-class constituencies that were once dominated by Labour turning to the Tories.
The Conservatives are also doing well in Council elections:
The Tories have also taken control of councils in Dudley, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire Harlow, Basildon and Nuneaton and picked up seats in other places, including Sunderland and Redditch. Labour has lost more than 100 councillors so far.
The Labour Party’s fortunes sank under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, and he was replaced a year or so ago by Sir Keir Starmer, but Starmer has been unable to stop the bleeding:
Last night Sir Keir Starmer said he was “bitterly disappointed” and vowed to change his party.
Yes, but how? Labour no longer has much to offer working-class or middle-class Britons, having become a party of “woke” urban leftists. The North, formerly home to the “red wall” of Labour dominance–in the U.K., red is left and blue is right–has gone over to the Conservatives.
These trends, of course, are much the same as we have seen in the U.S., and we can hope that this week’s U.K. elections are a harbinger of what will happen here next year.
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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., introduces Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence to speak to Army 10th Mountain Division soldiers, many of whom have recently returned from Afghanistan, in Fort Drum, N.Y., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
A student raises his fist from the top of a statue of liberator Simon Bolivar during the second day of protests against a tax reform bill launched by Colombian President Ivan Duque, in Bogota, on April 29, 2021. - Workers' unions, teachers, civil organizations, indigenous people and other sectors reject the project that is underway in the Congress, considering that it punishes the middle class and is inappropriate in the midst of the crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Juan BARRETO / AFP) (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images)
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) signed a bill Friday that will ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the state’s public schools.
President Biden Delivers Remarks On April Jobs Report
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 07: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on job numbers from April, 2021 at the East Room of the White House May 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs in April, far less than the one million jobs that was expected. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The World Economic Forum promoted the EU’s new plan to use mealworms in food in their bid to reduce meat consumption.
The globalists are pushing for the peasants to eat bugs, weeds and synthetic ‘meat’ because bugs “consume fewer resources than traditional livestock.”
“Livestock around the world is responsible for around 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions relating to human activity. The need for land – whether for grazing animals or growing crops to feed animals – is “the single greatest driver of deforestation, with major consequences for biodiversity loss,” the paper says.
The European Union will be using mealworms, eaten whole, or in powder form in food.
“The European Union (EU) has ruled that the larval stage of the Tenebrio molitor beetle, the mealworm, is safe for people to eat and it will shortly be on the market as a “novel food”” the WEF said.
Via the World Economic Forum:
As well as being a nutritious food source, insects consume fewer resources than traditional livestock. There are, of course, many parts of the world where insects are already part of everyday diets. Industrializing their production and consumption could open up new routes to feeding the world’s growing population and alleviating some of the environmental pressures caused by conventional agriculture.
Ensuring access to safe, healthy sources of food is a key part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) drive. From zero hunger to climate action, from ending poverty to ensuring responsible use of resources, many of the 17 SDGs relate to the food people eat, how it is grown and how it is distributed.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Meat: The Future report, keeping up with the demand for animal-derived protein could put meeting the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement targets in jeopardy.
Currently, China is the largest producer of meat, according to the WEF’s world data:
— World Economic Forum (@wef) May 6, 2021
Dan O’Donnell told his audience on Thursday he has obtained emails from the City of Milwaukee and several cities across the state in conjunction with members of the “Grant Team” for the Center of Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) that show that in Milwaukee there were daily reports that provided to private liberal organizations on who exactly was voting. Dan continues, “In my estimation, the only reason for this is the creation of a massive, and I mean massive ballot harvesting operation ahead of 2020 presidential election.”
Dan O’Donnell reported earlier on Green Bay officials after they gave far-left operatives access to the voting room and the internet network during the election.
But it was not just Green Bay!
According to O’Donnell, Democrat operative Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein was also given access to Milwaukee data and operations.
The mayors of the five largest Wisconsin mayors were holding virtual meetings on the election in May and June of last year. They coordinated their efforts to apply for millions from the Zuckerberg-funded CTCL.
Dan O’Donnell at 1130 WISN reported:
Emails obtained via an open records request reveal that the City of Milwaukee did not run the presidential election in accordance with state law and instead turned over administration of it to liberal-leaning groups after receiving a multimillion-dollar grant from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. One of these groups, the National Vote at Home Institute, was provided with daily absentee vote data and even asked for the City’s voter database!
Here is Dan O’Donnell’s entire show exposing the unlawful operations by far-left groups in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
“By Monday,” Spitzer-Rubenstein wrote in that same email, “I’ll have our edits on the absentee voting instructions. We’re pushing Quickbase [a data flow management company] to get their system up and running and I’ll keep you updated. I’ll revise the planning tool to accurately reflect the process. I’ll create a flowchart for the vote-by-mail processing that we will be able to share with both inspectors and also observers.”
It goes without saying that Spitzer-Rubenstein, who was neither Milwaukee’s clerk nor a member of city government, was not authorized by the Wisconsin Legislature to do any of this. Yet he did, and Woodall-Vogg let him.
More significantly, once early voting started, she was providing him with a daily update on the numbers of absentee ballots returned and still outstanding in each ward.
“Here’s what I’ll need,” Spitzer-Rubenstein wrote to her in late October, “1) Number of ballot preparation teams, 2) Number of returned ballots per ward, 3) Number of outstanding ballots per ward.”
Even with this private data sharing that no other organization received (or should have received), Spitzer-Rubenstein still wanted more. He wanted access to the Milwaukee Election Commission’s voter database.
“We’re hoping there’s an easier way to get the data out of WisVote than you having to manually export it every day or week,” he wrote. “To that end, we have two questions: 1. Would you or someone else on your team be able to do a screen-share so we can see the process for an export? 2. Do you know if WisVote has an API [application programming interface] or anything similar so that it can connect with other software apps? That would be the holy grail (but I’m not expecting it to be that easy).”
“While I completely understand and appreciate the assistance that is trying to be provided,” Woodall-Vogg replied, “I am definitely not comfortable having a non-staff member involved in the function of our voter database, much less recording it.”
That may have been a bridge too far, but Woodall-Vogg still gave Spitzer-Rubenstein exclusive access to the database in the form of daily reports. Why? What exactly was the National Vote at Home Institute doing with its daily reports? Was it making sure that people were actually voting from home by going door-to-door to collect ballots from voters who had not yet turned theirs in?
Was this data sharing a condition of the CTCL grant? And who was really running Milwaukee’s election? The trove of newly released emails makes clear that it certainly wasn’t Milwaukee. That on its face is a clear violation of Wisconsin law and should spark a thorough investigation into precisely what other laws might have been violated, too.
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"Candace" Hosted By Candace Owens
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 31: Mike Cernovich is seen on set of "Candace" on March 31, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told unemployed Floridians on Wednesday that May will be the last month that they can collect unemployment benefits without proof that they are seeking employment.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has delivered a message to his state's unemployed residents: Either start looking for a job, or you'll stop receiving unemployment benefits https://t.co/UAprBYohXb
— DC101 (@DC101) May 7, 2021
According to CBS Miami, Florida’s Republican governor, who had earlier lifted the state’s policy demanding such evidence due to the pandemic — said that now that the state has reopened, there is enough room for jobs and competent people need to “get off the government dole.”
“Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that it’s temporary,” DeSantis reportedly said. “You need to be looking for work to be able to get off unemployment.”
He went on to note that compared to the situation at the height of the coronavirus pandemic — there are now a lot of work opportunities in the state — being one of the earliest to reopen.
“It was a disaster, so we suspended those job search requirements. I think it’s pretty clear now — we have an abundance of job openings,” the GOP governor added.
“We absolutely can put more people to work. The demand is there. Businesses want to hire more people, and I think we can go in that direction very soon,” he added.
According to the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity, however, the unemployment rate fell to 4.7%in March, which is lower than the national average and includes about 475,000 workers out of a workforce of 10.7 million.
“I think now we’re in just a different situation, you have a surplus of jobs, particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire,” De Santis said.
“I mean, you see the signs all over the place. Look, that’s a good problem to have. But we also just want to make sure, like, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing. But making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work, and making sure those incentives align, better.”
The Republican governor has been a fierce critic of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to its Covid-19 precautions that put on hold Florida’s cruise ship industry.
Florida’s unemployment benefits will soon require proof of job searches https://t.co/HJwllbEpQx
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) May 6, 2021
DeSantis also brushed off concerns on whether workers were taking advantage of improvements to the unemployment scheme. Though Florida’s state benefits are low, many unemployed workers are now eligible for federal unemployment benefits.
“I don’t think it’s manipulation. You know, whatever the benefits are, people are availing themselves of it. That’s not their fault,” DeSantis said.
Earlier this week, DeSantis announced this week that Florida will be sending one-time $1,000 bonuses to the approximately 174,000 first responders in the state — including law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and firefighters — who worked during the pandemic.
“This one-time bonus is a small token of appreciation, but we can never go far enough to express our gratitude for their selflessness,” DeSantis said.
Some want to defund the police.
In Florida, we’re funding them & then some by providing all of our heroes $1,000 bonuses. This represents more than 174,000 first responders across the state!
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 5, 2021
In a separate tweet, he added: “Some want to defund the police. In Florida, we’re funding them & then some by providing all of our heroes $1,000 bonuses. This represents more than 174,000 first responders across the state!”
DeSantis has emerged as a rising star in the Republican Party — even ranking second to former President Donald Trump in a poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where Trump was named the most popular GOP presidential candidate for the 2024 election and was the favorite candidate to win the nomination for 2024 with 55% of the votes, followed by DeSantis at 21%.
The same CPAC poll found that if the former Republican president was not to run in the next presidential election, DeSantis will become the runaway winner within the party with 43% — followed only by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem with 11%.
Others speculate, however, that DeSantis could be the party’s presidential nominee in 2024.
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Ohio Republicans censured Rep. Anthony Gonzales this week after he voted in January to impeach President Trump.
Gonzalez is the final representative to be censured in his state.
Then the state Republicans went a step further and called for him to resign!
Yet another state Republican party is censuring a Republican member of Congress who voted to impeach Donald Trump.
This time it’s in Ohio, where the state GOP’s Central Committee voted Friday to censure Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, and as the Cincinnati Enquirer reported, they’re also calling on him to resign.
They censured all 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, but Gonzalez — an Ohio representative — was rebuked in particular with a separate vote calling on him to resign.
Gonzalez defended his vote in February, and faced angry callers at a town hall for it.
Immunaband company introduced new blue silicone wristbands that will carry your Covid vax card information. The company is hoping this will catch on and that Americans will rush to purchase their wristband to let others know you’ve been vaccinated.
These wristbands will do until the microchips are rolled out and made mandatory.
God help us!
“ImmunaBand,” the blue silicone wristband, has a built-in QR code that will carry your Covid vax info and will let others know you are safe to be around – that’s according to the company that created the product.
The wristband cost about $20 and restaurants are starting to purchase them for their employees.
“It’s a way of saying, ‘Look, I’m safe,’ and try to deescalate some of the tension and fear that people feel after about a year in lockdown.” the company told CNN.
ImmunaBand is a blue silicone bracelet that has two purposes — first, it has a built-in QR code that carries your COVID-19 vaccination card’s information that can be used as a back-up for people who lose or misplace their CDC vaccination card. ImmunaBand’s second function is to show an outward display that a person has been fully vaccinated, thus making them safe to be near.
So how does it work? Wearers have to upload their vaccination cards for review before they can receive the band. The documentation is stored on a server compliant with medical privacy laws and the process is end-to-end encrypted, the company said in a news release.
The company makes two bands — one with just the QR code, and another with the QR code plus the wearer’s name and type of vaccine they received. The bands are both priced at $19.99. That code can be scanned with a smartphone to prove vaccination, the company said.
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A Texas DPS trooper sustained injures after being struck by the driver of a stolen ambulance. (Photo: Texas Law Enforcement Source)
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AOC for Civilian Climate Corps
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to spend $10B to create a Civil Climate Corps that she claims will create 1.5 million jobs.
A customer handles an AR-15 at Jimmy's Sport Shop in Mineola, New York on September 25, 2020. - Gun store owners on Long Island have been selling out of firearms as scores of customers fear a rise in violence as the pandemic escalates in the area. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson stunned a dumbfounded Jen Psaki today by asking real questions during the White House presser.
Psaki, who believes in restricting free speech in America, was not happy being questioned about Joe Biden’s pathetic administration.
As Cristina reported earlier, Psaki repeatedly dodged questions about Joe Biden’s bizarre schedule that averages around 20 minutes of public appearances each day. NEVER, has America seen such a feeble Commander in Chief.
Robinson then followed up by asking about Dr. Fauci’s funding of the Wuhan Laboratory that is suspected of leaking the coronavirus to the world!
This was amazing and Psaki, who is used to powder-puff questions from the fake news, was not able to respond.
It is clear that they successfully isolated the coronavirus in the lab and were actively experimenting with species-to-species transmission.
It’s also important to note that back in 2017 we had solid intelligence about a viral leak in a high-security Chinese virology R&D center that resulted in the SARS virus getting out and killing people.
This information provides a basis that contradicts the theory that COVID-19 is a variant that just magically mutated in a bat in the wild and then jumped to a human when they ate a delicious bowl of bat soup.
Now the rest of the mainstream media is beginning to catch up.
Maybe someday Dr. Fauci will come clean about his funding of these nefarious viral studies in Wuhan.
And maybe someday the rest of the media will quit running interference and report honestly about Dr. Fauci’s role in the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Dana Perino (left), in her role as presidential press secretary, speaks at the White House in 2007; the late, great mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig (right) sits for an interview in 2018.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer introduces Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden to speak at Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Michigan, on October 16, 2020. - Joe Biden on October 16, 2020 described President Donald Trump's reluctance to denounce white supremacists as "stunning" in a hard-hitting speech in battleground Michigan with 18 days to go until the election. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Pregnant Woman harassed over not wearing mask
Pregnant Woman harassed over not wearing mask
Obama also claimed that she is afraid every time her daughters get into a vehicle.
Following the conviction of Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd, former President Barack and Michelle Obama said in a joint statement that “true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial.”
During the interview on Friday, King asked Obama about the statement.
“The goal is to let leaders lead. But in certain times, people, you know, look to us often. ‘Well, what do you think? How do you feel?’ We know that while we’re all breathing a sigh of relief over the verdict, there’s still work to be done. And so we, we can’t sort of say, ‘Great. That happened. Let’s move on.’ I know that people in the Black community don’t feel that way because many of us still live in fear as we go to the grocery store, or walking our dogs, or allowing our children to get a license,” Obama said.
King responded by asking if Obama’s girls are driving.
“They’re driving, but every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by somebody who doesn’t know everything about them,” Obama said. “The fact that they are good students and polite girls, but maybe they’re playing their music a little loud, maybe somebody sees the back in their head and makes an assumption. I, like so many parents of black kids, have to — the innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts.”
She added, “So, I think we have to talk about it more, and we have to ask our fellow citizens to listen a bit more and to believe us and to know we don’t wanna be out there marching. I mean, all those Black Lives Matters kids, they’d rather not have to worry about this. They’re taking to the streets because they have to. They’re trying to have people understand that we’re real folks, and the fear that many have of so many of us is irrational, and it’s based on a history that is just — it’s sad, and it’s dark, and it’s time for us to move beyond that.”
Bellevue police officer Nate Silvester was suspended for a week over his viral TikTok video responding to the basketball player’s threat against the cop who was involved in the fatal shooting of an armed teenager who was in the process of trying to stab another girl.
— GuidoFawkes (@GuidoFawkes1976) April 24, 2021
In response to the suspension, his best friend Gannon Ward launched a fundraiser with the aim of raising a few thousands dollars to support his friend and make sure that he did not lose out on any pay.
The fundraiser has now brought in over a half a million dollars as people rallied around Silvester and the cause. The officer says that he will be donating a portion of the proceeds to The First Responders Children’s Foundation, a charity for the families of fallen officers and first responders.
“I never expected my tiktok to go viral the way it did. However, when it started gaining traction I anticipated that some would come out in opposition and there would be some blow back,” Silvester said, when asked by Gateway if he imagined he would get in trouble over the joke.
Now, Silvester has landed a book deal with Diangelo Publications.
The book, titled Never Off Duty, will give a revealing look at Silvester’s life as a cop in 2021, the societal pressures of the job, the concept of being “never off duty,” and standing up to speak on behalf of tens of thousands of silenced police offers and their frightened families.
“This book is going to change the anti-police narrative in this country and help people see the men and women peace officers in our country for the heroes they are,” Silvester told the Gateway Pundit. “Those who will have read the book will better understand the social pressures officers experience on and off duty and how that affects their lives outside of police work.”
Never Off Duty is available for pre-order here.
• A lot of our commenters expressed great doubt if not opposition to Caitlyn Jenner’s candidacy to be governor of California. It seems to me a classic case of he-said, she-said.
• Believe it or not, next week I am giving a commencement address. In person. At a university. I’ll post the text after it’s all done, but preparing a commencement address presents a unique challenge. It’s not like a traditional lecture, and above all the thing to do is avoid all of the usual dumb cliches that the most popular celebrity commencement speakers like Tom Brokaw or Oprah Winfrey deal out. (The best debunking of commencement cliches in a commencement address was offered by the great Edward Banfield almost 50 years ago.)
Anyway, in my search for prompts to inspire my composition, I fetched my tattered notebook from my first seminar with Harry Jaffa almost 40 years ago, because I recalled that in the very first class session I had with him, he had a lot of interesting and provocative things to say about the modern university. But it was the very first thing I wrote in my notes from that first class session that caught my eye just now:
The revolt against authority by the left is designed to bring in tyranny, to overthrow the rule of law, and sweep away all the secure rights of individuals, to bring in the rule of Marxism and socialism.
Pretty good description of current “Progressive” measures such as the 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory, and the rest of the program that seeks consciously to destroy the authority of American constitutionalism, and replace it with their total rule.
• A parallel reminder from Whittaker Chambers, in 1954: “In the U.S. the Left must take power by deception. . . What else is socialism but Communism with the claws retracted?”
• Another classic passage that bears on the essential maliciousness of the modern “Progressive” mind comes from C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters. If you’re not familiar with this work, it is the fictional ironic letters written to a junior officer in Satan’s army with instructions on how to corrupt the particular human assigned to this junior temptor. Although geared to higher spiritual matters, here and there are passages of great perception about modern ideology. Like this one from Chapter 15, which illuminates the malignancy of Progressivism’s fixation on “the Future” and the “side of history” that they always want to help move along at a faster pace:
Our business is to get them away from the eternal, and from the Present. With this in view, we sometimes tempt a human (say a widow or a scholar) to live in the Past. But this is of limited value, for they have some real knowledge of the past and it has a determinate nature and, to that extent, resembles eternity. . .It is far better to make them live in the Future. Biological necessity makes all their passions point in that direction already, so that thought about the Future inflames hope and fear. Also, it is unknown to them, so that in making them think about it we make them think of unrealities. In a word, the Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most completely temporal part of time — for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays. Hence the encouragement we have given to all those schemes of thought such as Creative Evolution, Scientific Humanism, or Communism, which fix men’s affections on the Future, on the very core of temporality. Hence nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. Do not think lust an exception. When the present pleasure arrives, the sin (which alone interests us) is already over. The pleasure is just the part of the process which we regret and would exclude if we could do so without losing the sin; it is the part contributed by the Enemy, and therefore experienced in a Present. The sin, which is our contribution, looked forward.
To be sure, the Enemy wants men to think of the Future too — just so much as is necessary for now planning the acts of justice or charity which will probably be their duty tomorrow. The duty of planning the morrow’s work is today’s duty; though its material is borrowed from the future, the duty, like all duties, is in the Present. This is not straw splitting. He does not want men to give the Future their hearts, to place their treasure in it. We do. His ideal is a man who, having worked all day for the good of posterity (if that is his vocation), washes his mind of the whole subject, commits the issue to Heaven, and returns at once to the patience or gratitude demanded by the moment that is passing over him. But we want a man hag-ridden by the Future — haunted by visions of an imminent heaven or hell upon earth — ready to break the Enemy’s commands in the present if by so doing we make him think he can attain the one or avert the other — dependent for his faith on the success or failure of schemes whose end he will not live to see. We want a whole race perpetually in pursuit of the rainbow’s end, never honest, nor kind, nor happy now, but always using as mere fuel wherewith to heap the altar of the future every real gift which is offered them in the Present.
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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Television personality Caitlyn Jenner attends the 2016 MAKERS Conference Day 2 at the Terrenea Resort on February 2, 2016 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for AOL)
U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) listens during a House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 21, 2019.
If you collected and ‘invested’ in Beanie Babies in 1990’s you will recall their rise in value and their eventual bust. This article from 2015 attempted to define the craze:
It’s been about 20 years since the U.S. suddenly fell in love with the adorable 5-inch Beanie Baby dolls created by Ty Warner. In a new book called The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute, author Zac Bissonnette details how that passionate devotion rose up suddenly across the U.S. and then came to an end. Along the way, Bissonnette shows how Beanies helped foster the rise of ecommerce and all sorts of other unintended consequences, including — believe it or not — murder.
The Beanie Babies story at times reads like a Shakespearean tragedy as much as business school case study. It also is chock full of irony, such as the fact that an extremely unlikeable man such as Warner could be responsible for creating something so lovable. In an interview, Bissonnette likened Warner’s obsession with creating the “perfect” Beanie to the maniacal focus late Apple CEO Steve Jobs put on designing products such as the iPhone that became a ubiquitous part of the modern world.
Like Jobs, Warner wasn’t afraid to take risks. He ignored the naysayers after Beanie Babies flopped during their initial debut, and pressed forward with a product he believed in more than anyone else. Warner’s obsession even became an asset. When he would suddenly change product designs, collectors and wannabe entrepreneurs would snap up the $5 plushes and resell them on eBay at mark-ups topping 1,000 percent. In 1999, Jeffrey White, a career criminal from West Virginia, shot and killed a coworker at a lumberyard after an argument over Beanie Babies.
Eventually, the prices for most beanies dropped but the craze was real. The same can be said for the tech craze in the late 1990’s but clearly some of the stocks back then are some of the largest companies in market value today.
Now the cryptocurrency craze is growing by the day. The market value for these ‘currencies’ has reached epic proportions. But like the tech bubble, will some of these currencies make it and some not? Time will tell. But right now one cryptocurrency has a lot of support and excitement behind it – Doggie coin (DOGE).
Elon Musk helped make it popular and reportedly said that he will be talking about DOGE Saturday night on SNL which will no doubt be their most-watched show in ages.
Musk made some comments about DOGE recently:
The Doggie Coin backers have gone nuts in a very fun way:
— reason (@reason) April 29, 2021
The post DOG MONEY! Will This Cryptocurrency Really Go to the Moon? appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
In April 2020 Democrats, Black Lives Matter, Hollywood, NBA, the tech giants, and Major US Corporations launched their official War on Police across the United States.
We can all blame this on Democrats.
The Major City Chiefs Association’s year-end violent crime survey saw 1,990 more murders in 2020 than in 2019. This is an absolutely horrendous number. It is completely the result of the Democrat Party’s war on civility and civil society.
Here are the homicide numbers from the major urban centers across the US in 2020.
The red ink denotes an increase in homicides and crime.
And here is the homicide totals from 2020.
This is what happens when allow violent mobs to make the rules.
Luntz is essentially a liberal, but maintains close ties to the GOP establishment, even renting a room to GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Carlson revealed the roommate situation on his show on Monday. McCarthy confirmed the situation on Tuesday.
“So now you know why the Republican party listens to Frank Luntz and not you,” Carlson said on his show.
Tucker Carlson Reacting To Frank Luntz’s Replica Oval Office
“It’s pretty weird.” 2/ pic.twitter.com/gDPnohOD6K
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) May 1, 2021
Luntz attempted to write off his feud with Carlson and claimed that he believes the massively popular host is gearing up to run for president.
“I think Tucker is running for president,” Luntz told the New York Times podcast “Sway” on Thursday.
“Tucker realizes that he can make any accusation he wants to make, and that cadre, because he’s very popular among a certain segment of conservatism. I think Tucker is running for president. And I think that’s what he’s going to do. And I think he’s going to try to demonize and destroy anyone who might stand up against him. And that’s all that this is,” Luntz claimed.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dodged a reporter who brought up the obvious: The Biden Administration is really just Obama’s third term.
Biden has brought back many of Obama’s toxic government officials and all of his jobs-killing executive orders reek of Obama.
Joe Biden also speaks to Barack Obama everyday but the White House refuses to release transcripts of their phone calls.
Jen Psaki acted surprised when the reporter pointed out that this is just Obama 3.0.
“There’s a growing perception that this is really just the third term of President Obama,” the reporter said.
“Who’s saying that?” Psaki retorted.
Press sec. Psaki repeatedly pushes back on a reporter who claims “there’s a growing perception that this is really just the third term of Pres. Obama.”
— ABC News (@ABC) May 7, 2021