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Pandemic led to blue state exodus

  Hardy Grover: The Rise of the Red Flyover States ...   Consider someone with means spending the last year locked down in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, NYC, San Francisco, et al in a cramped apartment among a sea of cramped apartment buildings.  With edicts and “Karens” preventing enjoying even a walk in the park, let alone dinner out, gathering with friends, and other old-normal activities what kind of living is that?  The only arguments for living in major urban centers (and paying the associated price) are culture, cuisine, entertainment opportunities -- and those all vanished.  Further, add nightly rioting and looting, harassment of the general public, arson, and vandalism, and the full enabling of the woke mobs doing this by the so-called leadership of these cities.  Here is the question -- why would you stay there, and who the hell would choose to move there now?  ... I never thought those places were appealing beyond the high salaries, anyway. 

Biden's infrastructure scheme looks like a blue state bailout

  Trending Politics: Mark Meadows Warns Nearly ALL Infrastructure Money in Dem Bill Goes to Blue Cities This would like lead to more blue state corruption and subsidize the current wasteful spending on Democrat vote-buying schemes. 

How Joe Biden tried to hide his communications with Hunter about business

  Daily Mail: Joe Biden set up private email accounts using fake names including 'Robin Ware' from which he would send and receive government correspondence while vice president, Hunter Biden's laptop reveals ...   One email from Flynn to being sent to Joe, a.k.a Robert Peters, from May 2016 which was also cc'd to Hunter schedules '8.45am prep for 9am phonecall with Pres Poroshenko' who was the Ukrainian president.  At the time, Hunter was being paid $83,333 a month to sit on the board of corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd.  He had started working for Burisma in 2014 and finally departed two months after his father left the office of vice president. Just months earlier, in December 2015, Biden had threatened Poroshenko that he would withhold $1 billion in US aid unless he fired Ukraine's top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the owner of Burisma,  Mykola Zlochevsky.  Shokin was widely accused of corruption and removed from o

Trump discusses 'the Crime of the Century'

 Newsmax: Delivering a speech on election integrity in the battleground state of Arizona amid a forensic audit, former President Donald Trump told supporters Democrats cannot "win elections without cheating; there's no way." "The preliminary numbers are a total disaster, and we're going to go over those numbers," Trump said Saturday night at the Turning Point Action conference in Phoenix, Arizona, which aired live on Newsmax. "The facts are coming out. The truth is being uncovered and the crime of the century is being fully exposed." ... "We will fight for truth, transparency and accountability, and we will not stop until we have restore out American birthright of honest, free and fair elections," Trump's speech began. "You are the pulse of our movement. So true, and you are the ones who will Make America Great Again. "We're gathered here in Phoenix to show our support for election integrity and for the brave and unyield

Science and the lab leak cover-up

 Wall Street Journal: ‘Science” has become a political catchword. “I believe in science,” Joe Biden  tweeted six days before he was elected president. “Donald Trump doesn’t. It’s that simple, folks.” But what does it mean to believe in science? The British science writer Matt Ridley draws a pointed distinction between “science as a philosophy” and “science as an institution.” The former grows out of the Enlightenment, which Mr. Ridley defines as “the primacy of rational and objective reasoning.” The latter, like all human institutions, is erratic, prone to falling well short of its stated principles. Mr. Ridley says the Covid pandemic has “thrown into sharp relief the disconnect between science as a philosophy and science as an institution.” Mr. Ridley, 63, describes himself as a “science critic, which is a profession that doesn’t really exist.” He likens his vocation to that of an art critic and dismisses most other science writers as “cheerleaders.” That somewhat lofty attitude seem

Texas fleebagger Democrats mission to DC a bust

 Karen Townsend: ... The group of Texas state Democrats who ran from their jobs as legislators to the open arms of Democrats in Washington, D.C. is beginning to splinter. They have done all that they can do – secured meetings with senators to push passage of the For the People Act in the Senate, held press conferences, given interviews on friendly cable news stations, received glowing covering in the media, fundraised off their antics, and tweeted up a storm. Still, Biden will not grant them an audience. Frustration has set in . ... So far the biggest names they’ve secured meetings with are House Majority Whip James Clyburn and Kamala Harris. That seems like consolation prizes because Biden has no interest in wasting time with them. We’ll try to “be tactful”, too, and say that the Texas Democrats’ vacation in D.C. has turned out to be a public relations disaster. Remember, they agreed to be useful idiots for national Democrats. They were sent to Washington to pressure senators to get

Biden's supers spreader open borders policy

 Just the News: As Illegal border crossings spiked in one Texas area, COVID cases soared by 900 percent   Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings reported his sector took into custody more than 15,000 illegal immigrants in one week. ... “Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger, nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation,” the RGV Border Patrol Sector said in a statement. ... You could say the same about the President who is using the military to help him traffick the illegals to inland communities where they are dropped into the laps of locals to deal with. 

The Censors are losing credibility

  Johnathon Davis: Four Stories That Were Considered ‘Misinformation’ Until They Weren’t: Here’s What We Know The left was just so positive about it until they weren't. 

Democrats Big Lie

 Michael Barone: Did you know that black people are not going to be allowed to vote in America anymore? At least in states controlled by Republicans? Sounds a bit unlikely, but that’s a conclusion you might have come to if you took seriously what President Joe Biden said in Philadelphia Tuesday. Biden decried Republicans’ proposed changes to election laws as “the 21st-century Jim Crow assault” that tries “to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free elections, an assault on democracy.” This is, to be polite, unhinged nonsense. Biden is old enough to remember what real Jim Crow voter suppression was like. It meant zero black people voting in places like Mississippi. It meant threats and violence against black people who tried to register to vote. It meant unfair application of literacy tests and poll taxes. Requiring voters to present photo ID is nothing like this: Large majorities think it’s reasonable. And measures such as reducing the number of pre-election voting days

US should unmask the person who unmasked Tucker Carlson

  Nick Arama: New Report Raises Even More Questions About NSA Spying on Tucker Carlson I suspect the unmasker was a Biden partisan who was unhappy with Tucker's take on the administration on his popular show.  It looks like a replay of Obama's abuse of power in unmasking Trump associates doing their job. 

Democrats are running against their old agenda

  Victor Davis Hanson: How did the Democratic Party of JFK, Bill Clinton turn into a woke neo-Maoist movement?   Democrats used to talk nonstop about the 'working man' ... Democrats talked nonstop about the "working man." They damned high gas and electricity prices that hurt consumers. Almost every liberal cause was couched in terms of the First Amendment , whether it was the right to shout obscenities, view pornography or bring controversial speakers to campus. The Supreme Court was sacred. With a liberal-packed court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, progressive justices restrained the supposedly harebrained initiatives of hick right-wing populists. Once upon a time, Democratic congressmen investigated the CIA and FBI seemingly nonstop. Progressive political cartoonists caricatured the Pentagon’s top brass as obese, buffoonish-looking clerks with monstrous jowls. The "revolving door" was a particular leftist obsession. Democrats blasted generals who ret

Trump supports a Texas election audit of blue counties

 Washington Examiner: ... "I said, 'You should do it because you'll find out what's going on in this country.' It's crazy," he said Saturday night while applauding the "brave and unyielding conservative warriors in the Arizona state Senate" who "created a movement all over the country." On July 12, lawmakers in Texas's state House filed  H.B. 241 , known as the "Texas Voter Confidence Act," which would open a forensic audit into the 2020 election results. "We need a forensic audit to uncover all the voter fraud," state Rep. Steve Toth, who filed the legislation,  said  on Monday. "Prior to the special session, I met with constituents across District 15 in South Montgomery County. The Texas Voter Confidence Act is a product of those meetings and a direct request from the voters who sent me to Austin. Texans want to know more about the claims of voter fraud and deserve to have confidence in their elections.&qu

It like they forgot that enforcing the law is a deterrent

  Epoch Times: California is Experiencing a Crime ‘Tsunami’: Sacramento DA They have too many DA's who refuse to prosecute crime and are surprised that they suddenly get more of it. 

The anti-Semitic left on campus

 Washington Examiner: T he same halls of academe so eager to denounce racism, both real and imagined, continue to be hotbeds of virulent antisemitism. Moral exemplars they are not. A report this week from The Focus Project, self-identified as “a broad coalition of U.S. Jewish community organizations,” tells the tale. In the past two months alone,  it reports , organizations on 152 college campuses released statements condemning Israel, many of them going well beyond respectful discourse into dangerous antisemitic tropes. It is one thing, acceptable even if wrongheaded, to take issue with Israel’s response to rocket attacks from Gaza or with Israel’s settlements on the West Bank. It is quite another thing to accuse Israel and the Jewish people of conducting “genocide” or practicing “apartheid” — or, Lord forbid, of pushing “ Jewish supremacy ,” a neo-Nazi theory that accuses Jews of seeking evil world domination. More than 200 “scholars,” including dozens of professors at prestigious un

School district caught telling kids not to tell parents about 'equity' survey

 PJ Media: There was a time when we warned our children about adults who asked them to keep secrets. And with good reason. Little good can come from an adult imploring a child to keep something “just between us.” And yet that appears to have been exactly what  happened  in one Minnesota school district. Recently, parents in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District took justifiable umbrage at an $80,000 “equity audit” conducted by the Equity Alliance of Minnesota. As part of the audit, students in the district were given a survey that they had no choice but to complete — even if they did not fully understand the questions. The survey included queries about their gender identity. The students were also told in no uncertain terms that discussing the contents of the survey with their parents was strictly  verboten . You can listen to one student’s comments  here . Parents also had the chance speak their minds at the latest board meeting, and you can hear what they had to say  here . Fast-fo

Left continues to insult the intelligence of Trump supporters

  Matt Vespa: Sounds Stalinist? Liberal Media Demands Trump Supporters Undergo Deprogramming The leftist media is the one who we should consider deprogramming.  They have been misleading people for years. 

Oldest President ever claims to be even older?

  Gateway Pundit: Joe Biden Says He Was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee 150 Years Ago (VIDEO) It is not the only time he has made impossible claims. 

Republicans demand answers on White House censorship efforts

 Breitbart: A group of Republicans sent a letter to the President Joe Biden administration demanding answers on the White House’s “censorship program” with private companies to “undermine free speech [the companies and the White House] don’t agree with.” The letter, signed by 189 House Republicans and led by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), seeks answers as to why the White House is on their “mission” and “demanding they stop” trying to censor Americans. The letter expresses the House Republicans’ concern that the White House’s efforts are “undermining First Amendment principles by pressuring private companies to censor free speech.” ... They want to know all the Big Tech entities they are working with on their censorship efforts.  In hindsight, many of the early censorships by the tech companies have been found to have been based on Democrat misinformation. 

The Biden misinformation machine

  Daily Mail: What about your boss, Jen? Psaki promises to continue 'fighting' 'misinformation' after Biden falsely told CNN town hall 'you're not going to get COVID if you have vaccinations' and struggled to explain FDA approval They are having trouble keeping him on message even when whispering into his earpiece. 

The market for watching Biden is small

 Ed Morrissey: Who are we to begrudge  a little competitive dunking  between news outlets? Fox News isn’t exactly betraying industry secrets here, anyway.  CNN couldn’t fill more than a third of the auditorium  it used for Wednesday’s town-hall event with Joe Biden. Now it turns out that it couldn’t hold better than a third-place finish in the ratings either: CNN’s heavily promoted town hall event with President Biden failed to resonate with Americans on Wednesday night, as it got thumped by Fox News and even finished with a smaller audience than MSNBC. The CNN Biden town hall, moderated by Don Lemon, averaged only 1.5 million viewers from 8-9:30 p.m. ET, while Fox News averaged 2.7 million viewers during the same time period. MSNBC averaged 1.6 million sets of eyeballs, which pushed CNN’s chat with the president to last place among relevant cable news stations. Fox News beat CNN by a staggering 83 percent during the Biden town hall with regular programing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” a

Global minimum tax is a bad deal for American consumers

 John Horvat II: The name "Global Minimal Tax" should immediately set off red flags. No American likes to hear the two words “global” and “tax” in the same expression. It implies a surrender of sovereignty to a vague and mysterious world body. They also don’t like to see “minimal” and “tax” together. Experience shows that taxes rarely stay minimal and tend to become maximal. Based on the name alone, it is best to trash the whole idea. However, the Biden Administration wants to approve this disastrous idea. The three words that sound so threatening are proposed in the name of two words that everyone wants to see restrained: “Big Tech.” Thus, Treasury secretary Janet Yellen is lobbying Congress, asking them to “please jump from the frying pan into the fire” to rein in Big Tech. American participation -- she claims -- will also show goodwill in cooperating with the “world community.” That’s two more ambiguous words that don’t belong together. A Flawed Plan that Bodes Ill for the

Democrats still trying to expand the definition of infrastructure

 Daily Signal: Over 80% of Americans support proposals to fund the repairs of roads, bridges, ports, and drinking water pipes, but support for most other infrastructure issues is split sharply along party lines, new polling shows. President Joe Biden and a bipartisan Senate group compromised on a $973 billion infrastructure plan in June, but Democrats are working to pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that allocates funding for child care, tax credits, schools, climate change, and more. Many of those provisions are far less popular among Republicans, according to polling from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Opinion Research. Biden’s approval on infrastructure overall stands at 55%, but has the support of just 22% of Republicans. Support for repairing roads, bridges, and ports comes from 83% of Americans, while 79% support funding for new pipes or replacing lead ones that carry substantial health risks. Three-quarters of all Americans surveyed—and 62% of Republican

Climate changes for the better?

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 Steven Hayward: We all know the Great Barrier Reef is in danger of disappearing because of c—— c—–. The climatistas tell us so, at every opportunity: Well guess what Mom? Check in with  The Australian  (behind a paywall so here is the relevant text—made available by the indispensable  Global Warming Policy Foundation ): The annual data on coral cover for the Great Barrier Reef, produced by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, was released on Monday showing  the amount of coral on the reef is at record high levels . Record high, despite all the doom stories by our reef science and management institutions. Like all other data on the reef, this shows it is in robust health. For example, coral growth rates have, if anything, increased over the past 100 years and measurements of farm pesticides reaching the reef show levels so low that they cannot be detected with the most ultra-sensitive equipment. ... This looks like another failure of "climate change" to meet its propon

Democrats paying a price for politicizing the IRS

  NY Times: For Republicans, Deep Wounds Fuel Resistance to Bolstering the I.R.S. A desire to crack down on tax cheats is overshadowed by years of G.O.P. resentment toward the agency. Some of us still remember when Obama got the IRS to attack Republican donors and also discriminated against Republican non-profits. Why would Republicans want to fund people out  to destroy them?

Biden avoiding dealing with China threat

Bradley A. Thayer and Lianchao Han : With the election of Joe Biden, there is increasing pressure for the United States to accommodate the global ambitions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Such a policy will weaken the strategic position of the United States and embolden the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which seeks to transform the rules of international politics, and has demonstrated its willingness to employ coercive measures, including threats and open conflict, to achieve its aims. As it has done for decades, and does so now with the Biden Administration, the CCP makes appeals for accommodation while emphasizing the need to turn away from more confrontational policies, like those most recently advanced by the Trump Administration. And as always, China’s words must be seen as tactical measures it deploys in pursuit of its objectives. Thus, it is only a matter of time before attempts to cooperate with China fail. However tempting, accommodation will not succeed for the sta

Biden continues his open border policies despite the crisis he created

  Epoch Times: Biden’s DHS to Cancel Texas Sector’s Border Wall Contracts Biden continues to demonstrate he has no compassion for border residents who are being overwhelmed with illegals some of whom are carrying the virus he claims to be fighting in this country.  He then transports them to other parts of the country like a super spreader trafficker using the US military to do it.  Texas is going to have to build its own border wall to counter this disgraceful conduct by the Biden administration.

Biden's tepid response to Chicom hacking

 Washington Examiner: When the White House announced President  Joe Biden  rallied American allies to condemn China's state-sponsored hacking, many in Washington were perplexed as he bypassed more punitive measures. China’s Ministry of State Security, which U.S. intelligence officials accused of cyber spying and hacking for profit, was behind   multiple  “zero-day” exploits that breached the Microsoft Exchange Server, prompting Biden's response. The attacks take advantage of security holes in widely used software, such as the Microsoft Exchange email service, and can operate undetected until the hole is patched. Asked this week why Biden seemed to hold off on a stronger condemnation of China, White House press secretary  Jen Psaki  said, "That was not the intention he was trying to project." The effort to coordinate multilateral partners from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and NATO "was under [Biden's] direction," Psaki said.

Biden hits new low in the polls

President Biden 's approval rating has dropped to a new low of 50 percent in Gallup's opinion poll , according to results published Friday. Biden's approval rating dropped 6 percentage points from June in the new poll, which surveyed 1,007 adults between July 6 and July 21. The lower rating comes amid new fears about inflation, a rising number of coronavirus cases and a slowing vaccination rate. Broken down by political party, only 12 percent of Republicans give the president a positive job approval rating in comparison to 90 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of independents. The survey notes that his approval ratings among Democrats and independents are the lowest for those two groups to date, while the Republican rating was up 1 point. ... He is at 50 % with the help of a biased media that is trying to carry this mental cripple over the line despite his obvious cognitive difficulties.  He has had so many screw-ups it would be a big chore for the media to list them all.

Pelosi's bad faith January 6 charade

 Red States: ... Of course, there are already multiple investigations going on into the riot, in particular, that by the FBI. But Pelosi wants to have a Committee by which she can flagellate the Republicans, make false accusations against them and talk about how bad they are as we go into the 2022 elections. It’s sad and gross, but that’s what this is about, not truth. If Pelosi thinks she’s putting anything over on Americans, she might want to read the new Rasmussen poll. ... Rasmussen  asked the following question,  among others: According to a study of 68 cities by the Major Cities Chiefs Association, in the summer of 2020, there were at least 574 protests that involved acts of violence, including assaults on police officers, looting and arson. More than 2,000 police officers sustained injuries in the line of duty. Should congress investigate the 2020 violent protests that occurred in these cities? 66% said yes, they should, 21% said no and 13% said they weren’t sure. By comparison,

The FBI plots-plots to stop?

 John Dietrich: Over two dozen people were killed during the Antifa and BLM  protests  in 2020.  It is routinely reported that " five people  died as a result" of the Jan. 6 disturbance.  This is a totally accurate statement, however, it is still misleading.  Only one of the deceased died as a result of violence.  She was actually murdered by a government official. Relating these deaths allows the media to routinely describe Jan. 6 as a " deadly insurrection " as opposed to the " mostly peaceful " protests by Antifa and BLM.  Prior to Jan. 6, Trump supporters had held dozens of mass rallies without burning cities or murdering people.  This was a major embarrassment for the Deep State.  Media coverage of the Jan. 6 event has been largely successful in minimizing that embarrassment.  This was a major Deep State coup and the planning and execution of this "insurrection" reveal a disturbing relationship between the government and radical groups. The

Biden continues to make the case for the 25th Amendment

  Daily Mail: 'The experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it's going to be, or excuse me': Biden loses his thoughts on vaccines, flubs answer on his foreign policy work and falsely tells town hall you WON'T get COVID if you have the shot As Biden might say, "I kid you not."  It takes a Brit paper to report how incoherent Biden is. See, also: Biden drifts off answering a question during CNN's town hall with Don Lemon, appears to listen to earpiece to get out of incoherent ramble If a Republican was this incoherent the Democrats would already be calling for the 25 Amendment to be invoked.  The GOP appears too timid and intimidated by the unethical media to move at this point.

Biden's European pipeline blunder

 Lawrence Kudlow: In a major policy blunder, Team Biden is formally giving an okay to the Russian pipeline’s last hundred miles and in so doing creates a major security threat to all of Europe and underscores the damage they have already inflicted on the American oil and gas industry. An incredible blunder. Biden people have tried to justify the error on grounds that it would help their relationship with Germany and seek closer ties with the rest of Europe. I want to report to you that the rest of Europe opposes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Only Germany favored it. That’s because it would bail out Germany’s failed energy policies that first veered green and then when that failed went back to high polluting coal. Even France opposed this deal. President Macron repeatedly publicly told Frau Merkel that he opposed it. European countries opposed it because they don’t want to let Russia impose hegemonic influence. I know the Europeans oppose this because in the Trump administration, before w

Anti-biotics a potential treatment for skin cancer

 Instapundit: HMM:  Antibiotics may help to treat melanoma.  “The antibiotics quickly killed many cancer cells and could thus be used to buy the precious time needed for immunotherapy to kick in. In tumors that were no longer responding to targeted therapies, the antibiotics extended the lifespan of—and in some cases even cured—the mice.” In the early days of antibiotics, when enthusiasm was running high, they were used to treat all sorts of things, like ulcers, with apparent success. Then that faded and, in the case of ulcers, took 40 years to rediscover. This looks like a potentially better treatment method than the current practice of surgery.  It should also be less painful.  

Biden's open border policy leads to border county filing disaster declaration

 Karen Townsend: What is a county on the southern border to do when it finds itself overwhelmed by Biden’s border crisis? In the case of Webb County, Texas, the county judge signs a disaster declaration and the biggest city in the county, Laredo, files a lawsuit in hopes of getting a temporary restraining order. The goal is to stop the influx of illegal migrants coming into the county. Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Troy Miller, and Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott are all named in the lawsuit. Laredo has been under the gun during the current border crisis. A prime concern about the number of migrants being dumped into the county, and Laredo specifically, is the spread of the coronavirus. Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it would stop bussing illegal migrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley to Laredo due to concerns about a dangerous spike in cases. Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz said at the

The intellectual lightweights at the head of the Biden defense team

 Power Line: Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, a retired general, held  a press conference  yesterday. The two managed to demonstrate one of two things. Either they are stupid or they believe the American public is stupid. Let’s start with Austin. He assured reporters that Milley “doesn’t have a political bone in his body.” But at the same conference, Milley could not deny that he compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. That’s a political view, and an idiotic one. Austin also stated that he and Milley are committed to having a military that looks like America in terms of diversity from the bottom to the top. That’s a political view, too. Many Americans believe that our institutions, including the military (I would say especially the military) should be committed to promoting its best qualified members regardless of what they look like. Milley spent much of the press conference trying to  tap dance  his way around the fact th

Censoring the garden enthusiast?

 Power Line: The Biden administration has enlisted Facebook to police conversations among Americans. This is because the rest of us are too dumb to be trusted, and may fall for “misinformation.” So how does Facebook carry out its mission of uplifting our discourse? By  censoring conversation about hoes  in gardening groups: A group called WNY Gardeners has been repeatedly flagged by the social network for “violating community standards,” when its more than 7,500 members discussed the long-handled bladed implement, which is spelled with an “e,” unlike the offensive term. When one member commented “Push pull hoe!” on a post about preferred weeding tools, Facebook sent a notification that read, “We reviewed this comment and found it goes against our standards for harassment and bullying,” a moderator said. Bryan Preston comments: This is funny and would be a lot funnier if the Biden White House hadn’t deputized Facebook to chase you and me around on its platform if we post something the r