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    January 6th

  3. The Post Millennial Cheney has been a vocal critic of Trump and was one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Trump following the riot at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. She has also served as vice chair of the House select committee investigating the riot. Ari Hoffman Seattle, WA August 16, 2022 8:38 PM Rep. Liz Cheney was defeated in the Wyoming GOP primary Tuesday by Trump-endorsed attorney Harriet Hageman. Decision Desk HQ projected Hageman's win shortly after the polls closed. At the time the race was called, Hageman was leading with 58.54 percent of the vote to Cheney's 38.03 percent (Snip) ___________________________________________________________________________ Apparently this is just the early Voting. Which means fo Liz its only gonna get worse
  4. Leftists raise THOUSANDS for biological male who watched little girls change clothes in YMCA women's locker room
  5. Aug. 16 2022 The FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago, the private residence of former President Donald Trump, marks a turning point for the Department of Justice, as it has seemingly become a nakedly partisan apparatus determined to destroy Trump by any means necessary. Andy McCarthy, Contributing Editor at National Review, joins us to get to the bottom of this unprecedented abuse of power by Joe Biden's Justice Department. Watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3de1JB7
  6. Valin

    A Nation In Decline

    Aug 16 2022
  7. Aug 16, 2022 Meradalir Volcano seen in the evening of August 15th, 2022. We just returned from our 5th Volcano expedition the newly erupting in Meradalir valleys. Volcano changed a lot. Now we don't have a small crater, it's gone dormant and big cone almost closed itself with just one exit facing south.
  8. City Journal An interview with Arizona governor Doug Ducey on the state’s first-of-its-kind universal school-choice legislation Christopher F. Rufo August 16, 2022 Arizona governor Doug Ducey is brimming with optimism. The businessman-turned-politician has spent the past eight years campaigning for universal school choice—and he has finally achieved it. Today, the governor is hosting the signing ceremony for H.B. 2853, which will provide every family in Arizona with an “empowerment scholarship account” (ESA) and an annual $7,000 per child to take to any educational institution of their choice, including private schools, religious schools, and homeschool programs. I first met the governor last year at a retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where, in between firing rifle and pistol rounds at the shooting range, he spoke with me at length about the Founding Fathers, his own Jesuit education, the threat of critical race theory, and his vision for school reform. The governor had tried to pass universal school choice last summer but came up short by one vote in the legislature. This year, after rallying parents and negotiating with legislators, he has his redemption. Universal school choice has long been the Holy Grail for conservative education reformers. Governor Ducey has achieved it. I spoke with the governor as he prepared to lead the signing ceremony for this historic victory. The interview has been lightly edited for brevity and clarity. (Snip) ____________________________________________________________________ Apr 20, 2022 New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 3 School choice is an important component not only of liberty and improving educational outcomes but also of defeating the Woke Marxist influence in our schools and upon our children. It isn't so easy as making the money follow the child or the backpack however. School choice legislation has to be smart, and it has some challenges in need of clever solutions before we blunder ahead into a trap the Woke Marxists are setting for us. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, James Lindsay spends a few minutes breaking down the challenges and pitfalls of bad school choice policy by explaining how it will fail to solve the essential problem and might even walk our communities and our children into a Woke trap even worse than what we currently see in the public schools.
  9. Valin

    A Skeptic Confronts False Prophets

    Apr. 4 2022 Dr. Jordan Peterson and John McWhorter exchange ideas on the field of linguistics, how language affects our worldview, music, children’s capacity to learn languages, race problems in the US, virtue signaling, wokeism, Chomsky’s universal grammar, and more. John Mcwhorter is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. Professor McWhorter is an author of more than a dozen books including ‘The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language,’ ‘Losing the Race: Self Sabotage in Black America’ and ‘Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English.’ He’s also a regular contributor to publications like The New Republic and The Atlantic.
  10. Law & Liberty Joshua Mitchell Aug 16 2022 John McWhorter has written an important book—a heretical book, really, because in today’s America, black men are anathema if they believe what he believes, or write what he writes. McWhorter knows the bounds within which he is expected to live, but will not suffer the faux righteousness disseminated by the Elect of the Establishment Church of Wokeness. We will come to this church’s relationship, if any, to the Christian churches shortly; but supposing some linkage, we might, with respect to its understanding of race in America, be tempted to invoke Rom. 1:22, and say of this new religion: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Woke Racism is McWhorter’s account of its foolishness. Why can men like John McWhorter not have a place in the ghoulish world The Elect has constructed, a world in which the necessary separation between politics and religion has collapsed, a world in which a self-assured and disconnected elite does immense harm to black America while professing to help it? Consider the term, diversity, one of the articles of confession of this new religion. In a country with an historic but never fully realized commitment to pluralism, diversity sounds like a noble idea. It is not. Diversity presupposes that persons must be treated in terms of their purportedly essential group identities. These group characteristics are monovalent. To be a woman, you must be a feminist; to be black, you must vote for the Democratic Party and shun conservative ideas, etc. (Snip) McWhorter’s proposed on-the-ground way of dealing with the Elect is of a piece with a growing chorus of thinkers on the right and even on the center-left. Zealotry can only be listened to and endured for so long before citizens close their door and tell proselytizers to go away. The shame, here, for McWhorter, is that at its best, the political left brings forth new ideas about justice that all societies need from time to time, to be renewed. The Elect parishioners in the Established Church of Wokeness, who think they have found the key that unlocks the riddle of history, are in fact obstacles to the provisional achievement of justice that it is each generation’s responsibility to establish.
  11. The Washington Free Beacon Must be able to 'report accurately, critically, and fairly on people with extremist views' Andrew Stiles August 16, 2022 The New York Times (a former newspaper) has spent the last eight months looking for a journalist to cover the "right wing media" for the flagship publication—someone with the "backbone to withstand aggressive blowback" and a talent for reporting "accurately, critically, and fairly on people with extremist views." Puck reports that the paper is "close" to making an announcement naming the new hire. Fortunately for our readers, the Washington Free Beacon has obtained and reviewed a list of 11 finalists for the Times position. Who do you think should get the job? (Snip) Albert Darcy The most talented member of the Reliable Sources crew, Albert belongs to CNN's Oliver Darcy, the Robin to Brian Stelter's Batman. Both journalists might lose their jobs as the network's new leadership seeks to transition away from hysterical whining about Fox News, but Albert has the looks and the personality to succeed in the business. He would bring some much-needed diversity to the Times newsroom. John Hinckley Jr. Not as young as Hadi Matar, but more prolific. Loves a good hit job on crazy right-wingers and has a history of obsessive fixation. Hinckley has demonstrated tremendous patience over the years and a talent for artistic expression. The Times might even get a tax credit for hiring an ex-con. (Snip) Chelsea Clinton An experienced author-journalist who made $600,000 per year as a "special correspondent" for NBC News. A respected media outlet wouldn't fork over that kind of cash unless Chelsea was extremely talented. (Snip) ______________________________________________________ My top 3 picks!
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  13. pookie18

    Today's Toons 8/16/22

    You're welcome, as always, mass55th!
  14. mass55th

    Today's Toons 8/16/22

    Thanks Pookie!!
  15. Valin

    An Evening with Clifton Duncan

    Oct 31, 2017 CSPAN July 4, 1999 Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley speaking about his book 'Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s' article by Billingsley written in June 2000 http://reason.com/archives/2000/06/01...
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    An Evening with Clifton Duncan

    Jul 31, 2022 The self-described "Excellence of Elocution", @The Rageaholic is a commentator and writer whose YouTube channel centers on various aspects of pop culture, politics, and current events. Warning Language Alert. HOLLYWOOD WAS ALWAYS RED: https://youtu.be/ZOtinTlx7yo
  17. pookie18

    Today's Toons 8/16/22

    My pleasure, MISBAILEY!
  18. pookie18

    Today's Toons 8/16/22

    You're welcome, Rcat!
  19. MISBAILEY

    Today's Toons 8/16/22

    Thanks for the toons Pookie! 😁
  20. FDD's Long War Journal Caleb Weiss & Ryan O'Farrell August 15, 2022 On Aug. 10, jihadists belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), the local name for the Islamic State’s Central Africa Province (ISCAP), raided the central prison in the eastern Congolese city of Butembo. The attack, the group’s first major foray inside Butembo, freed almost 800 inmates. This marks the second major prison break conducted by the group since 2020. The Islamic State was relatively quick to take credit, describing in a short communique released the next day through its Amaq News that “fighters of the Islamic State yesterday stormed the central Kakwangura prison in Butembo city in the territory of North Kivu of eastern Congo, succeeding in liberating dozens of Muslim prisoners.” (Snip) The assault on Kakwangura prison comes in the context of significant instability in Butembo and surrounding areas. Protests demanding the withdrawal of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission, have spread to much of eastern Congo, and in Butembo resulted in the deaths of seven demonstrators and three peacekeepers on July 26. Another prison break in line with the Islamic State’s “Breaking the Walls” Last week’s prison break in Butembo represents the second such operation conducted by the ADF since 2020. In Oct. 2020, the ADF raided the Kangbayi prison inside Beni city, to the north of Butembo, freeing at least 1,200 inmates. The ADF quickly claimed responsibility for that operation in the name of the Islamic State on its social media channels before the Islamic State issued its own formal communique. The ADF stated that Kangbayi raid was in response to a then-recent Islamic State call for the liberation of Muslim prisoners. (Snip)
  21. Power Line Steven Hayward Aug. 16 2022 Whittaker Chambers—a Quaker—wrote to William F. Buckley in 1956 that “There is only one fully logical conservative position in the West—that of the Catholic Church.” This may explain why a central cause of the modern left is destroying the Catholic Church above all other nodes of opposition to secular leftism. I know I am not the first to suggest that anti-Catholic bigotry is one of the few kinds of bigotry the left approves. The latest example of this impulse is found currently in The Atlantic: (Snip)
  22. Reiuxcat

    Today's Toons 8/16/22

    Thanks for the Tuesday toons Pookie. 🙂
  23. The Star Network Recently released statistics by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed a massive increase in youth homicides in 2020, of which African-American youth made up the largest margin. Youth homicides were up 47% across the nation, the CDC reported Monday. The homicide rate among African-American youth was nearly 15 times higher than that of white Americans and five times the rate of Hispanics. Between 2019 and 2020, the homicide rate for African-Americans between the ages of 15-19 increased by 37.38%, according to CDC data.
  24. Landlord Problems: Illinois Dem Pays Thousands in Rent to Cocaine-Pushing Butcher Rep. Danny K. Davis rents his Chicago office from a convicted drug pusher Robert Schmad August 16, 2022 Rep. Danny K. Davis (D., Ill.) rents his district office from a convicted cocaine dealer who was once affiliated with a Chicago drug ring, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Since January 2017, Davis's campaign account has cut regular $600 checks for "office rent" to Mario's Butcher Shop, FEC records show. The shop, which is registered as a corporation with the state, lists Mariano "Mario" Lettieri and his wife as the sole members of its board of directors and was at the center of Lettieri's 1990 conviction for drug trafficking. Lettieri, whom the Chicago Tribune described as "reputedly tied" to a "crime syndicate," was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison after authorities identified him as the primary supplier of cocaine to a major Chicago drug ring led by an ex-cop. The Drug Enforcement Administration reported that Lettieri trafficked as much as 80 pounds of cocaine over a six-month period. Lettieri also allowed heroin to be packaged in his butcher shop's boiler room and used "rib-eye steaks" as a code word when discussing drug prices. Lettieri is an odd landlord for Davis, who has long championed efforts to fight drug abuse. Davis in 2006 called for $4 million in emergency aid funds to be allocated to Cook County to address the growing heroin problem in the area. Last year, Davis announced that he had formed a coalition of drug prevention organizations in Chicago to help address the growing opioid crisis. He told the local press that "there is no part of Chicago that is worse hit than the West Side." The West Side of Chicago is where Lettieri ran his drug operation in the 1980s. (Snip) ___________________________________________________________ Mariano "Mario" Lettieri
  25. Fox News Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska sit high atop former President Trump’s Republican hit list. As Alaska and Wyoming hold primary elections on Tuesday, both federal lawmakers face voters for the first time since moving early last year to impeach Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the U.S. Capitol. While Cheney faces what public opinion polls suggest is near-certain defeat in her bid for a fourth two-year term representing Wyoming’s at-large House seat, Murkowski is all but certain to pass her first hurdle and advance to November’s general election. Also in the spotlight in Tuesday’s contests – former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin - as the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and one-time darling of the right seeks to fill a vacant House seat.
  26. Issues & Insights What it will do, however, is: Enact much of the New Green Deal, a counterproductive bill that was conceived as a means to redistribute wealth rather than save the environment through green initiatives (anyone sensing a pattern here?), and was estimated to cost $51 trillion to $93 trillion over its first decade. Raise energy costs and, says James Agresti of Just Facts, “make America poorer by subsidizing products that are much more expensive.” Outright rob millions of Americans of their livelihoods by requiring businesses to hire workers rather than letting them work as independent contractors, which many prefer. This provision of the bill is based on California’s 2019 Assembly Bill 5, which has stolen Californians’ right to work and hurt small businesses. The law is so depraved that it’s likely to require the state’s 70,000 independent truckers, who are key to moving goods from West Coast ports to the rest of the country, “to sell their trucks and either retire from the business or drive as an employee of a shipping company,” says Edward Ring of the California Policy Center. It’s nearly impossible to overstate how cruel and malevolent AB5 and the similar provision in the IRA are. Enact hidden taxes that hit Americans across all income groups (Agresti again). “Reduce the incentives of some people to work, mainly because of the enhanced health insurance subsidies, pushing down output and pushing up inflation,” says the CBO. Create a small army of IRS shock troops who will abet the progressive-socialist political complex’s consolidation of raw political power while wrecking families, individuals, and small businesses. Use its 40 pages of amendments to the Clean Air Act “to arm litigants hostile to the energy industries” and employ “various provisions of the Clean Air Act not heretofore deployed by the climate crowd as possible vehicles to re-engineer the U.S. economy,” says author and attorney Chris Horner.
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