Check out these headlines seen during the last couple of months. I receive several emails with news updates and occasionally one will catch my eye or cause a headache.
Washington Politicians Sneak Funding for Gun Control Database That Foreign Governments Access Into $1.7 Trillion Spending Blowout
$575 million towards ‘family planning’ and ‘reproductive health.’ $1.2 million for centers that support LGBTQ students at a San Diego Community College District. $3 million towards the New York Historical Society’s ‘American LGBTQ+ Museum Partnership Project.’ $750,000 to the Translatin Coalition. And a brand new “pandemic czar” to replace the elf-like Anthony Fauci, who is apparently hitching a ride with Santa to get the h-e-double-hockeysticks out of Washington before any wild-eyed senators from Kentucky can exact a highly televised reckoning upon him.
The Gun Owners of America has compiled a “naughty list” of their own: 12 ways that the spending bill assaults American citizens’ constitutional right to bear arms.
The government of the United States has been and will continue to do all they can to remove guns from the hands of every citizen no matter what the Second Amendment says.
The FDA Uncovers Yet Another Dangerous Side Effect of the Covid-19 ‘Vaccines’: Blood Clotting and Risk of Pulmonary Embolism
“Four outcomes met the threshold for a statistical signal following BNT162b2 vaccination including pulmonary embolism (PE; RR = 1.54), acute myocardial infarction (AMI; RR = 1.42), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC; RR = 1.91), and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP; RR = 1.44),” the study found.
“Bottom line: The CDC isn’t looking at any of the safety signals, so they won’t find any,” he said. “The FDA is equally clueless and it will take decades before they can tie the pulmonary embolism to the vaccine.”
How many more reasons to people need to avoid this so-called vaccine as if it were the plague? The vaccine is becoming the real pandemic.
NYC Judge Rules Vaccine Mandate for City Employees Unconstitutional After City Fires Nearly 2,000 People
Daily Wire: Unvaccinated New York City workers scored a victory Monday after a New York Supreme Court judge ruled the city’s vaccine mandate for all city employees is arbitrary, capricious, and unconstitutional. New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams fired roughly 2,000 municipal workers — including police officers and firefighters — earlier this year who refused to comply with the COVID vaccination mandate. The court found that “being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting COVID-19,” adding that vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals have the same quarantine and isolation guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Daily Wire). NYCforYourself: Judge Strikes Down NYC Vaccine Mandate for City Workers. “It’s null and void,” says attorney @ChadLaveglia. “We just defeated the vaccine mandate for every single city employee” (Twitter). Raheem Kassam: NY Supreme Court orders reinstatement of fired unvaxxed staff, WITH backpay, says “Being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting Covid-19,” adding that the mandates were “about compliance” (Twitter).
We did not need a judge to tell us the vaccine mandate is unconstitutional but if it’s ruled in one city or state, it’s literally unconstitutional in all.
Walmart CEO Says Theft Will Lead to Store Closures
CNBC: Walmart stores across the U.S. are grappling with an uptick in shoplifting that could lead to higher prices and closed stores if the problem persists, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said. When asked on Tuesday about how local jurisdictions handle shoplifting cases, McMillon said a lax approach from prosecutors could impact prices and lead to store closures down the line (CNBC). Insider: The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retail giant is not the only retailer that has recently sounded the alarm on theft. Missing inventory has reduced Target’s gross margin by more than $400 million in 2022 compared with last year, and Target expects those profit losses to grow to $600 million by the end of the fiscal year, Target CFO Michael Fiddelke said in November during a company earnings call (Insider).
The only word I can think of is… duh.
Congress to Include $10 Billion in Military Aid for Taiwan in Defense Bill
Washington Times: Congress is poised to significantly boost U.S. security assistance to Taiwan to thwart a potential invasion by China as part of this year’s must-pass defense policy bill. The final text of this year’s $847 billion National Defense Authorization Act provides up to $10 billion in foreign military financing grants to Taipei over the next five years. It also includes provisions that authorize “presidential drawdown authority” to fast-track military aid to Taiwan in a manner similar to U.S. aid for Ukraine (Washington Times). Reuters: The “Taiwan Enhanced Resilience Act” included in the NDAA authorizes appropriations for military grant assistance for Taiwan up to $2 billion per year from 2023 through 2027, if the U.S. secretary of state certifies that Taiwan increased its defense spending (Reuters).
Ukraine, Taiwan… anyone else want to get in on the action of stealing US tax payer’s money for countries rather than securing our own borders?
Brittney Griner Released in Exchange for “Merchant of Death”
CBS: Brittney Griner, the WNBA star who was held for months in Russian prisons on drug charges, was released Thursday in a one-for-one prisoner swap for international arms dealer Viktor Bout (CBS). Robby Starbuck: This is who Joe Biden just freed (Twitter). National Review: In 2010, John Brennan, Obama’s deputy national security advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said in an interview that capturing and trying Bout was crucial to thwarting the flow of illegal arms sales to dangerous terrorist entities (National Review). Benny Johnson: Meet Brittney Griner & Marine Paul Whelan. Both Americans. Both were convicted in Russian courts on dubious charges. Both serving multi-year sentences in Russian prison. Brittney hates America Paul served America. Guess which one Biden traded a terrorist to free (Twitter)?
Nearly all media people have said “any American coming home is a win… but”. And that conjunction is important because it erases the BS they feel compelled to say. We got back someone who can dribble a basketball and they got someone back who can (and will) kill as many people as he can. Fair trade?
House Enshrines Same-Sex Marriage Act
New York Times: The House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation to mandate federal recognition for same-sex marriages, with a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers voting in favor of the measure in the waning days of the Democratic-led Congress. With a vote of 258-169, the landmark legislation cleared Congress, sending it to President Biden to be signed into law and capping an improbable path for a measure that only months ago appeared to have little chance at enactment (New York Times). Daily Wire: The bill would not force states to allow same-sex couples to marry under the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision. It would, however, make it so that any “person acting under color of State law” fully recognizes marriage between two people in another state and that the federal government must recognize marriages if they were valid in the state where the marriage occurred (Daily Wire).
CNBC: President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act on Tuesday, codifying into law protections for same-sex and interracial couples. The signing took place in a large ceremony with thousands of attendees on the White House South Lawn. The Respect for Marriage Act does not guarantee the right to marry. It specifies that states must recognize same-sex marriages across state lines and that same-sex couples have the same federal benefits as any married couple (CNBC). Charlie Kirk: Joe Biden has invited a drag queen who dances for children to the White House to participate in the bill signing for “The Respect for Marriage Act.” This isn’t respect for marriage, it’s a slap in the face, and that’s exactly what it’s intended to be (Twitter).
How many people will assume this means all states must allow same sex marriage to occur rather than causing states to recognize marriages from other states?
Military Revokes Vaccine Mandates
Fox News: President Biden’s administration is furious that Congress is poised to remove the military’s universal vaccine mandate, a major concession to Republicans on Capitol Hill. Biden and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had been pushing Congress to keep the vaccine requirement as a non-negotiable, but Republicans appear to have successfully negotiated an end to the policy in exchange for passing the military’s budget proposal, according to the Washington Post. Biden officials argue ending the mandate will cost lives, while Republicans say they are standing up for individual autonomy (Fox News). CNN: The provision to rescind the military’s Covid vaccine mandate comes after congressional Republicans pushed for its repeal. In a statement Tuesday night, House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said, “the end of President Biden’s military COVID vaccine mandate is a victory for our military and for common sense” (CNN).
This is really great news for all of the former military personnel who either got the shot and now must risk side-affects or left the military because they weren’t willing to risk those same side-affects. Smell the sarcasm.
Cambridge Dictionary Modifies Definitions of “Man” and “Woman”
Fox News: Cambridge Dictionary is being criticized by conservatives on social media for altering the definitions of the words “man” and “woman” to include people who identify as a gender other than their biological sex. The definition of woman, which previously represented the longstanding view on sex, now states that a woman is “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.” Similarly, a man is now defined as “an adult who lives and identifies as male though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth” (Fox News). Christopher Rufo: Cambridge Dictionary just dropped a new definition of “woman” (Twitter).
Because to hell with facts and logic.
Vatican Kicks Priest Out of Priesthood for Staunch Pro-Life Stance
National Review: The Vatican has defrocked prominent Catholic priest and outspoken anti-abortion activist Frank Pavone with no possibility of appeal, documents published Sunday reveal. Pavone was a former religious adviser to President Donald Trump and is known for his leadership of a religious organization that strongly opposes abortion, Priests for Life (National Review). Catholic News Agency: Pavone is still saying Masses, including one streamed online Saturday. The Priests for Life website states that Pavone “is a Catholic priest in good standing, and exercises his ministry in full communion with the Catholic Church” (Catholic News Agency).
Someone will need to explain to me why he was defrocked for his stance on abortion… unless of course it was more his relationship with Trump.
Stanford University Reveals List of Banned Words, Among Them is “American”
Shame on you for even thinking you were “American.” Stanford University thinks you are bigoted. Fox News: Stanford University published an index of “harmful language” it plans to eliminate from the school’s websites and computer code, offering terms to be used as replacements… Among the words the university urges people to avoid in the imprecise language section is the term, “American.” People are instead asked to use “U.S. Citizen” because “American” typically refers to “people from the United States only, thereby insinuating that the US is the most important country in the Americas” (Fox News). Nicholas Christakis: What really is amazing about this situation at Stanford is that they willingly convened and *funded* a committee to do this and then promptly lacked courage to defend it by quickly withdrawing list from public availability. If you’re making a list of prohibited words, defend it (Twitter).
So I hear they are no longer showing the list to the public which means they received so much negative feedback that they are now hiding it. It does not mean they are destroying the list. It does however mean they hope other institutions copied the list and will implement it so they can save face.
We, the people of the world, do not agree with the erasing of words or the changing of how we use them. Back the F off!
Omnibus Bill Contains Hundreds of Millions for Border Security… for Middle Eastern Countries
Breitbart: The spending bill includes $410 million “for enhanced border security” in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Oman. At least $150 million of the funding is to be used to help Jordan secure its borders. The hundreds of millions of dollars for border security thousands of miles away from the U.S. comes after Republicans and Democrats negotiated a similar plan in March that saw about $370 million go to border security initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa (Breitbart). World Time Today: The spending bill provides that $1.5 billion will be allocated for “US Customs and Border Protection border management requirements,” but none of the funds allocated in this section may be used to hire or “acquire, to maintain or enhance border security technology and capabilities, excluding technology and capabilities to enhance border protection processing” (World Time Today). Rep. Dan Bishop: It expressly prohibits CBP funding from being used to improve border security (Twitter).
Again, I ask… what about the borders of our own country?