Showing posts from 2022

Foreign money pushes Dem agenda

 Fox News: A dark money group tied to Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss poured tens of millions of dollars into organizations leading major left-wing campaigns, according to recently released tax filings. Fund for a Better Future (FBF), which has received a majority of its funding from two nonprofit foundations overseen by Wyss in recent years, pushed large sums of cash last year to groups dedicated to overhauling the Supreme Court, supporting President Biden's "Build Back Better" initiative, addressing alleged voter suppression and advocating for aggressive climate change policies . "Fund for a Better Future works with donors and changemakers to advance bold solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing our society," the group states on its website. "Our team has decades of experience partnering with donors to help marshal resources, fiscally sponsor projects, and advise on how funds can most effectively be deployed to maximize impact on the issue

Border ranchers suffer as result of open border

 Fox News: Texas ranchers plea for help from Gov. Abbott after third attempted break-in amid migrant crisis Debbie Douglas says her family is living in fear due to the Biden administration's inaction at the border ... "It is very sad that we cannot come up here and enjoy the life that we did several years ago without fearing for our lives," Debbie said. "We have constantly got to be armed. We've constantly got to be watching the little one so that she doesn't get out of our sight… the solution is to close the borders. Our governor has got to do something." Scott said he feels that "nothing is being done" by the federal government at the U.S.-Mexico border to the point that police from all over the state have come in to assist Border Patrol. "We've got to close down the border. You know, this administration is not doing anything about it. So we've got to rely on our governor to step in and take up the slack," he said. Debbie

Biden's irresponsible border policies

 NY Post: The number of people arrested by the Border Patrol for illegally crossing the border nearly doubled in 2022 — but only half of them were deported, federal officials revealed Friday. Of the 142,750 arrested in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, only 72,177 were removed. That’s up slightly from just over 59,000 deported during the 2021 fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in the agency’s year-end report . Both numbers are a fraction of the 185,884 illegal immigrants deported in fiscal year 2020 during the last year of former President Donald Trump’s watch — and way below the 267,258 who were sent back across the border in the 2019 fiscal year, the report said. The report was published as ICE deployed 600 special agents to the US-Mexico border, with 300 others dispatched overseas to try to crack down on smuggling operations. However, the relocation of federal immigration agents to the frontier has reduced the agency’s ability to focus more resources on international

Dem cities losing police officers

 Daily Caller: Droves of officers left at least six Democrat-led major cities’ police forces in 2022, with many moving to different departments, multiple outlets reported. Scores of officers resigned from police departments amid low morale, a continuing violent crime wave and higher paying police jobs in other places, according to multiple reports. Texas Christian University Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and policing professor Johnny Nhan told the Daily Caller News Foundation that low morale has become a major problem in many police departments. (RELATED: A Years-Long Law Enforcement Crisis Is Hindering Homicide-Plagued Portland, Experts Say) “Patrol officers these days feel like they’re not getting the support that they once got by the public,” said Nhan, who has become a reserve police officer himself. “It’s anything from apathy to hostility that they’re facing. They’re afraid of accusations of being racist or being brutal, they’re filmed all the time, so that does something to

Inside old Twitter's censorship regime

 National Review: It was all real — and you can’t possibly believe it was just Twitter . On December 8, 2022, during the second drop of Elon Musk–sourced “Twitter files” revelations about the popular social-media platform’s behavior before Musk’s takeover, former New York Times journalist Bari Weiss demonstrated that Twitter maintained a wide variety of sophisticated tools used to silence controversial accounts. Weiss provided multiple empirical examples, across a thread of almost 30 tweets. For example, respected Stanford University physician and researcher Dr. Jay Bhattacharya was placed on a “trends blacklist” in 2021 — preventing his micro-blogs from ever being recognized as having gone viral — after expressing support for the hotly debated but scientifically sound Great Barrington Declaration. The Pac-12 medical man was hardly alone. One tweet down, Weiss revealed that popular right-wing radio host Dan Bongino was placed on a “search blacklist”: You literally couldn’t look the gu

Putin's corrupt agenda

 ISW: Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the door for further institutionalized corruption through the manipulation of the Russian domestic legal sphere. Putin approved a decree on December 29 that exempts all Russian officials, including members of the military and law enforcement services, from the requirement to make income declarations public.[8] The decree extends to military officials, employees of Russian internal affairs organs, those serving in Rosgvardia and law enforcement positions, employees of the Russian penitentiary system and Investigative System, and individuals seconded to positions in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhia oblasts.[9] The decree also notably lifts the ban on military officials receiving “charitable” gifts in connection with their participation in hostilities in Ukraine.[10] Russian independent newspaper The Insider noted that this decree could theoretically allow Russian officials involved in the war to seize the private property of Ukrainia

Well, it was a political and military fiasco

  Jonah Goldberg @JonahDispatch I would hope so. Quote Tweet The Hill @thehill · 23h Afghan withdrawal left Biden frustrated, sleepless: book https:// 5:03 PM · Dec 30, 2022 33.2K Views 10 Retweets 2 Quote Tweets 254 Likes It was one of the biggest fiascos in US history and it soured public opinion on Biden's competence and judgment.

FBI losing bipartisan support

 Rassmussen Reports: Revelations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s involvement in social media censorship have raised voter concerns. A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and Miranda Devine’s Laptop From Hell finds that 63% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress should investigate whether the FBI was involved in censoring information on social media sites. Only 22% oppose such an investigation, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here .) Twitter has released files showing the FBI’s communications with the popular social media platform. Last week, Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan , who is set to take over as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, voiced “serious concerns about how and why tech companies suppress, silence, or reduce the reach of certain political speech and speakers.” Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters believe it is likely that the FBI encouraged social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to “suppress,