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Biden blinks on 'disinformation board'

 Washington Examiner: The Department of Homeland Security's much-criticized disinformation governance board is being paused following concerns it would infringe free speech and complaints about its executive director. Less than a month after President Joe Biden's administration touted the initiative, DHS has suspended the board, pending a review, with the future of its leader, Nina Jankowicz, still undecided. ... The Biden administration has defended Jankowicz even though she herself has been a fount of misinformation.  The creation was also compared to a dictator's "ministry of truth."

Calling the Democrats' bluff on abortion

  It should be clear that the Democrats use rape and incest as a crutch to support their much broader abortion policies and they would not be satisfied if they got an exception to the restrictions on abortion with those caveats.  They want it right up until the baby fully exits the womb.

Democrats slander Republicans with 'Great Replacement Theory'

 Ben Shapiro: ... What evidence did the media provide to the effect that conservatives, broadly writ, had espoused the Great Replacement Theory? They cited the belief among conservatives that the Left is generally friendly toward loose immigration in order to move the country in a progressive manner. Philip Bump of The Washington Post stated that nearly half of Republicans believed in the great replacement theory, citing a Pew poll that found that almost half of Republicans (and more than one in five Democrats) believed that “there is a group of people in this country who are trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants who agree with their political views.” This, of course, is not the great replacement theory, which centers on racial purity rather than the idea that changing demographics have an effect on political orientation. The latter premise has been taken for granted by the Left for decades (even though it is largely faulty, as changing Hispanic voting patterns demons

Canada provides more evidence of Biden's idiotic energy policies

 Chris Queen: ... The administration knows exactly what it’s doing. The White House has acquiesced to the environmental lobby, and the end game is a push for “ green energy ” that’s both infeasible and expensive, at least right now. But that hasn’t stopped the drive to punish Americans who haven’t followed the administration’s flippant advice to buy an expensive electric vehicle . In the meantime, until all you rubes go electric, the administration is looking to nations that are hostile to American values like Venezuela and Iran. If we must import our oil, why not get it from North America? I’ve written before about one Canadian official who has invited the U.S. to buy oil from our friendly northern neighbors , and this week the premier of one Canadian province (like the governor of a state) spoke to a U.S. Senate committee to make the same offer. ... And Kenney didn’t just make the case for oil imports from Canada ; he also slammed the Biden administration’s energy policies when he sp

BLM handling of charitable donations questioned

  Daily Mail: REVEALED: BLM founder Patrisse Cullors paid her baby father $970,000 for 'creative services', her brother $840,000 for security, a fellow director $2.1m and reimbursed the organization $73,000 for a charter flight This could lead to investigations and lawsuits by donors.

Fake accounts threaten Twitter buyout

 Business Insider: Elon Musk said Tuesday his proposed  $44 billion Twitter buyout  can't move forward until Twitter's CEO provides proof the platform has fewer than 5% fake accounts. "My offer was based on Twitter's SEC filings being accurate," Musk  tweeted . Musk announced Friday  he was putting his Twitter deal "on hold"  while assessing how the company calculates the proportion of fake accounts it harbors. In a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, Twitter says that  fewer than 5%  of accounts on its platform are fake. Musk said Tuesday: "20% fake/spam accounts, while 4 times what Twitter claims, could be *much* higher." Musk did not detail how he arrived at the 20% figure. He added: "Yesterday, Twitter's CEO publicly refused to show proof of <5%. This deal cannot move forward until he does." Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Monday posted a  thread  on Twitter explaining why Musk's earlier suggestion of  samplin

Musk swallows the red pill

 Daily Caller: Technology billionaire Elon Musk said Monday that he will be voting Republican in 2022 for the first time possibly ever. On a livestream for the “All-In” podcast, Musk  told  hosts that “the reality is that Twitter at this point has a very far-left bias.” Musk classifies himself as a moderate, “neither Republican nor Democrat,” and has overwhelmingly voted Democrat. “I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk continued. “Now this election, I will.” His comments were met with laughter and applause from the crowd after Musk made the statement.  (RELATED: Musk Trolls Trump) ... “This is not some right-wing take over,” Musk clarified. He described his purchase of Twitter as a “moderate take over and an attempt to ensure that people of all political beliefs feel welcome on a digital town square and they can express their beliefs without fear of being banned or shadow banned.” ... Musk is right.  Twitter has made the mistake of alienating a significant

Democrats try to cover their abortion obsession with semantics

  Washington Times: House Pro-Choice Caucus rejects ‘choice’ as Dems struggle with abortion messaging Effort to keep up with leftist language preferences risks backfiring on Democrats One of the ways you can tell the Democrats are losing on an issue is their attempt to disguise the problem by changing the words they use to push it. 

Twitter's commie 'workforce'?

 Ed Morrisey: The news that Twitter “does not believe in free speech” is not the big news from  the latest Project Veritas exposé . Neither is Siru Murugesan’s opinion that Twitter’s employees and leadership are “commie as f***.” And really, it’s not even that this senior engineer admits that Twitter censors the Right and not the Left. No, it’s that employees can draw salaries at Twitter even if they only work “four hours a week last quarter” and disappear for months on end to prioritize their mental health.  Where do I sign up? Well, at least until an actual capitalist shows up to run the joint, anyway? ... If Musk's takeover of Twitter goes through, he will not a real house cleaning in the "workforce."  That word is in quotes because in their own words they admit they aren't doing much.

Democrats and gas prices

 Christopher Chantrill: ... Take  gasoline prices . Nancy Pelosi is pushing for an end to price gouging at the gas pump as she announced a bill yesterday that would ban excessively high gas prices, congress will vote on that next week.  The reason that Nancy Pelosi is pushing a “price gouging” narrative is that the Biden administration is getting a big dose of reality on gas prices because their green policies reduce oil supply and raise costs to produce and distribute oil products. But President Biden  blames Vladimir Putin : Biden says 70% of March's record inflation was driven by 'Putin's price hike' in gasoline Guess what? Your job, President Biden, should you choose to accept it, is to execute a U.S. energy policy where the actions of Vladimir Putin don’t matter. But don’t look for the Washington  Post  Fact Checker to make a big deal about it. ... Putin had no control over gas prices in the Trump administration because Trump was not blocking the production of US o

The leftists' libelous smear of conservatives

 Blaine L. Pardoe: Hearing of the racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, I fully anticipated the leftist cries to restrict guns. But these calls were overshadowed by an elevation of a more recent progressive talking point: Blaming Republicans as a whole for the attack.   Rolling Stone , long a banner carrier for the Left, went with these headlines: “ The Buffalo Shooter Isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He’s a Mainstream Republican…  The right-wing extremists who control the modern GOP are all gripped by a racist delusion.”  CNN’s Jim Acosta came out and laid the blame at Tucker Carlson’s doorstep.  Newsweek  ran the headline, “ Parkland Father Blames Ron DeSantis, Other Republicans for Buffalo Shooting .” Overnight, anyone who had conservative values and voted Republican was complicit in mass murder and carried the taint of being called a racist… or so the Left hoped. The fact that the mainstream media outlets conveniently aligned to this narrative points to the fact that it was an organized

Biden's corrupt bargain with Palestinians

  Washington Free Beacon: How the Palestinians Pay Terrorists as Biden Pumps Millions of Aid Dollars Into Their Government It is another absurd policy that makes no sense.  It is not in the US interest and is clearly not in the interest of the Israelis that the terrorist are trying to destroy.

The idiocy of Biden's energy policy

  Daily Caller: Biden Turns To Venezuelan Dictator For Oil After Canceling US Lease Sales This should be another impeachable offense.  It is absurd to block domestic production of energy and then go buy it from a corrupt country that is an enemy of the US.  It is treasonous conduct.  Giving aid and comfort to an enemy of the US while blocking US businesses should be considered a crime.

The Biden corrupt border policy gets worse

  Breitbart: Biden Releases 118K Border Crossers into U.S. in April, Exceeding Population of His Hometown  The Biden administration is deliberately ignoring US immigration law in order to allow thousands of illegals into the country. See, also: Migrant Encounters Hit Record High As Biden Looks To End Title 42 Next Week

FBI showed little interest in investigating Hunter's laptop

 Fox News: John Paul Mac Isaac, the laptop repair shop owner who serviced Hunter Biden 's laptop in April 2019, is speaking out about the treatment his father received from the FBI when he attempted to inform the agency of the findings on the laptop. In an excerpt provided to Fox News Digital from his forthcoming book, "American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth," Isaac describes his father's encounter with a "two-tiered justice system" that "didn't seem interested" in reviewing the laptop's contents and advised him to "lawyer up" and not discuss his findings with anyone. It was October 8, 2019, and Isaac described his anticipation of hearing from his father after his visit to the FBI. That night, around 8 p.m., Isaac finally received a call from his father who informed him of the lack of interest from the FBI field office. "He left the drive and the signed service order in his car’s glove compartment, then walked int

Biden pander to climate kooks threat to retirees

 Fox Business: Attorneys general and treasurers from 24 states urged the Biden administration to drop a proposed regulation that would require retirement investment managers to prioritize climate change concerns while managing American employees' retirement portfolios. The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration submitted a rule that "would irrationally require fiduciaries to elevate immaterial and speculative risks in employee retirement savings investment decisions," the state leaders wrote in the letter , first provided to FOX Business. "Instead, fiduciaries must be held to their duties of prudence and loyalty by considering only the material financial or pecuniary factors of each potential investment." Utah Republican officials – Attorney General Sean Reyes, Treasurer Marlo Oaks, and State Auditor John Dougall – led the letter, which Republican officials from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana

Biden's words from campaign comeback to haunt him

 Washington Examiner: “ W e don't have a food shortage problem,” then-candidate  Joe Biden  said just months after the COVID  pandemic  began in May 2020. “We have a leadership problem.” Now that he is president, however, Biden is singing a different tune. Asked if he should have taken steps to address the nation’s  baby formula  shortages sooner, Biden replied, "If we had been better mind readers, I guess we could have.” But the Biden administration never had to read minds. It had been informed of problems at a Michigan baby formula plant eight months ago, and in fact, the Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of formula from that same plant three months ago. Yet Biden never spoke of or acted to address the formula shortage until last Friday. And yes, there is plenty he could have done. For decades, American parents have bought baby formula from Europe and other developed countries for a number of reasons, including because foreign formulas are more natural and more nu

Mariupol finally falls

 ISW: Mariupol defenders trapped in the Azovstal Steel Plant likely surrendered after Ukrainian officials negotiated evacuation measures with the Kremlin. Russian forces began evacuating wounded Ukrainian forces to Russian-occupied settlements in Donetsk Oblast on May 16 after the Russian Defense Ministry proposed the agreement earlier in the day. Ukrainian officials said that they will seek to return the Mariupol defenders to Ukraine in a prisoner exchange and continue to undertake appropriate measures to rescue all Ukrainian servicemen from Azovstal. The Kremlin might have agreed to the conditional surrender of the Azovstal defenders to accelerate Russia’s ability to declare Mariupol fully under its control. The Ukrainian Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) reported that the Russian Defense Ministry’s Department of Information and Mass Communications is hastily preparing a press tour of foreign journalists through occupied territories of Ukraine between May 18 and May 21.[1] The

Biden's lackluster response to inflation

  Epoch Times: Elon Musk: Biden Admin Must Do Something on Inflation or Risk Turning Into ‘Venezuela’ Ironically autos have seen one of the lowest increases in prices while energy prices are through the roof.  Biden's anti- oil and gas policies have been a disaster that has fed inflation along with the profligate spending. 

McCormick leads Oz by .1 % In Pennsylvania primary

 Washington Examiner: ... Just after midnight on Wednesday, McCormick had 31.2% of the primary vote (380,095 total) to 31.1% for Oz (378,610). Pennsylvania has an automatic recount law in statewide races when the margin between the top two candidates is within 0.5%, so a Republican Senate primary winner may not be known for days or even weeks. ... Trump endorsed Oz.  McCormick appears to have closed strong.  See, also: Primaries Show Enduring Allure of ‘Stop the Steal’ for Republican Voters The Republicans who did best were those who most aggressively cast doubt on the 2020 election results and campaigned on restricting voting further.

The rise and fall of the Woke

 Roger Kimball: It looks like Susan Sontag was ahead of her time. Back in 1966, she (in)famously wrote that “the white race is the cancer of human history.” (After her own bout with cancer a few years later she emended that statement, noting that, on reflection, she thought it was unfair — to cancer.) Back then, such statements were “provocative,” a euphemism for outrageously mendacious. But it wasn’t long before lots of white liberals, abetted by sundry black race-hustlers, got in on the game. To accompany its 1993 biennial exhibition, the Whitney Museum of American Art passed out little pins that said, “I Can’t Imagine Ever Wanting to Be White.” It was fun to watch all the white females in black boots, bad hairdos and ill-fitting clothes trudge scowling through the galleries sporting that declaration of ideological submission. Nowadays, of course, anti-white animus is all the rage wherever tribal wokeness accumulates and pools. “Critical Race Theory,” which began life in the academy,

Liberal media has a problem

  Dave Workman: A new Rasmussen survey reports that most American voters believe “fake news” remains a big problem and that the establishment news media does not question Joe Biden “as aggressively as they questioned former President Donald Trump.” According to Rasmussen, “Eighty percent (80%) of voters believe “fake news” is a serious problem in the media, including 56% who say the “fake news” problem is Very Serious – almost unchanged from last July . Also unchanged since July is that 58% of voters agree – including 31% who Strongly Agree – with Trump’s 2019 statement that the media are “truly the enemy of the people.” The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on May 11-12 by Rasmussen Reports with a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% confidence level. Just as alarming as the “fake news” data, Rasmussen also reported that fully half of the voters “don’t trust the political news they’re getting, while 31% do trust political news and 20% are not

Putin will have to blame himself for future Russian losses

 Streiff: ...   Now we’re hearing of another failed political leader donning the hat of a tactician and running his own war; that would be   Russian President Vladimir Putin . President Putin is making low-level tactical decisions that would normally be decided by an officer in charge of as few as 700 Russian troops, western military sources say. A military source said that Putin and General Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff, were dictating basic movements of their forces in Ukraine. “We think Putin and Gerasimov are involved in tactical decision-making at a level we would normally expect to be taken by a colonel or a brigadier”, the source said. ... Another story came out last week that definitely has the ring of truth,  Russian generals turning on each other to avoid Putin’s purge, says Ben Wallace . The  Ben Wallace  in the headline is the British Defence Secretary, so, as sources go, that is pretty solid. ... With Putin ordering his generals into frontline positions to l

Dems try to blame Tucker Carlson for the acts of a madman leftist

 PJ Media: ... In the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y. on Saturday, the political left (and several RINOs) rushed to blame conservatives, Fox News, and even Tucker Carlson specifically for radicalizing the shooter. This, of course, goes against  the shooter’s alleged manifesto , in which he describes himself as a former communist who now falls in the “mild-moderate authoritarian left category.” But that hasn’t stopped the radical left and its allies from playing the “Blame Fox News” and “Blame Tucker Carlson” cards. And Carlson responded Monday evening on his show. “You’ve probably heard this document described as a racist manifesto, but that’s not quite right,” Carlson noted. “It’s definitely racist, bitterly so. Gendron reduces people to their skin color. That’s the essence of racism, and it’s immoral. But what he wrote does not add up to a manifesto. It is not a blueprint for a new extremist political movement, much less the potential inspiration for a racis

People ready to vote against Democrats

  Daily Mail: The Democratic Party and Kamala Harris are ranked the most UNPOPULAR out of nine political figures and institutions including Trump, Biden, DeSantis, Disney the Supreme Court and the Republican Party, new poll shows Democrats have misjudged the mood of voters ever since the 2020 election. 

Biden dumps more migrants in Texas border city

 NY Post: About 100 immigrants claiming asylum were released into downtown El Paso, Texas, Sunday as federal facilities and nonprofit migrant shelters reach capacity in the border city, according to the El Paso Times . The migrants were released before dawn, and some quickly made plans to travel on to other cities, while others lingered on the streets of El Paso or at the airport — too broke to leave or book a hotel. These immigrants have cleared the initial steps in their asylum case and are authorized to be in the US until a judge makes a ruling, which can often take years. When they are released by federal authorities, the migrants give Immigration and Customs Enforcement an address where they can be found, are often tracked by ICE and must check in as they move through the legal process. Sunday’s release is the first time immigrants have been sent into the streets of the west Texas city since 2019, during a separate surge of immigrants at the border. The number of immigrants arrivi

No wonder morale of Russian troops is low

  Daily Mail: Putin's commanders are slaughtering their own wounded soldiers rather than retrieving them from the battlefield for medical treatment, captured Russian soldiers reveal This is very different from the US policy of "no one left behind." 

Politics is bad business

  Washington Times: 87% of American voters want corporations out of politics, poll shows When I was a corporate General Council, I always advised against it.  The survey indicates how counterproductive it is. 

The abortion narrative

 Instapundit: WHEN NARRATIVES FAIL: Liberal Yale Professor: Roe Was Bad Law and the Alito Draft Is Constitutionally Sound. “I am a Democrat who supports abortion rights but opposes Roe. The Court’s ruling in the case was simply not grounded either in what the Constitution says or in the long-standing, widely embraced mores and practices of the country. Perhaps I’m wrong in thinking that, and perhaps the Dobbs draft is wrong too. But there is nothing radical, illegitimate or improperly political in what Justice Alito has written.” Plus: “The state of Colorado just enacted an extreme law along those lines. The Democratic governor defended the new measure, affirming that it would allow abortions all the way until the moment of birth. He framed the issue as one that should be determined by women’s ‘hearts and minds,’ not ‘the laws of men.’ I’ll therefore make male Gov. Jared Polis aware of a new YouGov poll showing roughly two-thirds of women supporting the 15-week ban policy (somewhat li

Sex perverts take advantage of Biden's open borders?

  Legal Insurrection: Border Patrol Capture Numerous Sex Offenders, Gang Members in One Week Another Democratic mayor of a border town lashed out at Biden: “You know we are totally being ignored here in the border.” These are the ones that are caught.  There is no telling how many are among the thousands of "got aways" that get through everyweek. 

Biden funding Palestinian terrorists?

 Washington Free Beacon: The Palestinian Authority allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to terrorists and their families even as the Biden administration pumps U.S. taxpayer funds into the Palestinian government, according to a non-public State Department report issued to Congress and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The report, published on May 10, details how the Palestinian government runs afoul of a U.S. law that bars it from receiving American aid dollars until these terror payments, known as the "pay-to-slay program," are stopped. The PA in 2019, the most recent reporting period available, allocated over $150 million to convicted terrorists. Another $191 million was paid to the families of terrorists who were "martyred" while conducting attacks against Israelis and Americans. There is no sign these payments will end, with Palestinian leaders voicing support on the international stage for the program. ... II think Trump terminated the payments and B

Biden didn't know baby formula was top White House priority?

  Breitbart: White House Claims Baby Formula Shortage a Top Priority Since February After Joe Biden Claimed Ignorance of Problem Did the spokesperson make up the claim or did they just not tell Biden about what they were doing?

Mars portal photo

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 DailyWire: (NASA) Is that a mysterious doorway to an underground necropolis captured in a photo of the surface of Mars by NASA ‘s Curiosity rover? Uh, probably not. The grainy, now-viral picture shows what looks like a rectangular opening in the Red Planet’s rocky surface that looks like a portal to the unknown. While scientists were quick to debunk claims of otherworldly architecture, Twitter users had a blast with the picture. ...

The left slanders GOP with shooter claims

  Daily Caller: Rolling Stone Blames Buffalo Shooting On Republicans Despite Gunman Being Self-Professed ‘Left-Wing Authoritarian’ I have been a Republican for a long time and have never met one who wanted to engage in mass murder.  See, also: Hilton: Dems ‘politicize’ Buffalo shooting to ‘smear’ GOP as racists, link them to white supremacists

US catching up on hypersonic weapons?

 Fox News: The United States Air Force conducted the successful launch of a hypersonic weapon off the coast of California this weekend, which flew at five times the speed of sound, a spokesperson said. "Our highly-skilled team made history on this first air-launched hypersonic weapon," said Lt. Col. Michael Jungquist, the director of the 419th Flight Test Squadron and the Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force, who executed the test. "We're doing everything we can to get this game-changing weapon to the warfighter as soon as possible," Jungquist added. Brig. Gen. Heath Collins, Program Executive Officer for Weapons, celebrated the "major accomplishment" after a B-52H Stratofortress released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) at Edwards Air Force Base, in California, Saturday. "This was a major accomplishment by the ARRW team, for the weapons enterprise, and our Air Force ," Collins said. "The team's tenacity, e

Democrats think Hispanics have been conned

 Washington Examiner: ... Misinformation and disinformation have become the Democratic Party’s favorite excuse for election losses and policy failures, so this latest iteration of the spurious claim is no exception. Republicans used Spanish-language ads in Florida to win over Hispanic voters, knocking off incumbent Democrats such as former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who  warned  that “if we don’t do something about this, it will have a negative impact on the 2022 elections.” Establishment media dutifully followed.  NBC News ,  Politico ,  NPR , and the  Miami Herald  all began warning of dastardly Spanish-language “misinformation” and “outlandish conspiracy theories.” The only explanation Democrats and their media allies have for the party losing its grip on Hispanic voters is that those voters simply aren’t smart enough to sift through these alleged conspiracy theories and misinformation campaigns. Democrats think they own Hispanic voters. They have  taunted  that the GOP is dying b

Russians now fear Ukraine counter attacks on Russian border communities

 ISW: Russian forces conducted limited and largely unsuccessful ground offensives along the front line in Ukraine on May 16. The Russian grouping around Kharkiv City is notably trying to hold the border and prevent Ukrainian troops from advancing further north. This activity is different from previous Russian withdrawals from around Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy earlier in the war when the Russians pulled completely back to Russian territory. Russian troops may seek to retain positions in Ukraine and continue artillery strikes on Ukrainian positions in order to prevent Ukrainian forces from getting into tube or rocket-artillery range of the outskirts of Belgorod, a major city in Russia and a key hub of the Russian military effort. The Russians might alternatively hope to conduct a counter-counter-offensive to push back south toward Kharkiv, although such an effort is highly unlikely to succeed. Russian military bloggers continued to post analysis that is skeptical of Russian efforts and in

NATO should expediate acceptance of Finland and Sweden

 Quin Hillyer: ... Why, though, should NATO want to add two more nations to its mutual-defense commitments? Despite  what the emotionally twisted Russian dictator Vladimir Putin says , the two Nordic nations pose no offensive threat against Russia. But through control of Baltic Sea lanes, they are well positioned to  help stop Russia from using its northern ports  to project sea power if Russia attempts to conquer more territory or sovereign nations. NATO could be particularly reliant on Nordic assistance if Russia tries to annex NATO nations Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. NATO is a purely defensive alliance, a fact President Joe Biden should stress in public more than he does, and Finland especially, with its well trained armed forces, can mightily help with the common defense. Worrywarts who listen to Putin’s threats to attack if NATO membership expands don’t understand the balance of forces. First, Putin knows Finland on its own is no easy target, with a reserve military force of 9