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  2. American Greatness In power or out, the Left produces division and discord not only as a tactic, but also as a product of its spiteful, envious, and hateful ideology. Thaddeus G. McCotter May 27, 2022 In our celebrity-crazed culture, too often a person’s capacity to garner attention exceeds his talent in his chosen field. This applies to politics, too. A politician’s well-manicured image obfuscates the policies he espouses, especially during a campaign. Consequently, if elected, the ramifications of a politician’s policies that were neglected, amidst the consultant-crafted images our campaigns have become, suddenly manifest themselves in the most unpleasant ways. (Snip) Yes, the lunatic right-wing fringe is also a source of chaos. But it is infinitesimally small and is not institutionalized as is the chaotic Left. Importantly, unlike left-wing extremism that is never acknowledged but rather normalized—indeed, it is lionized by its fellow-traveling media cronies—everyone has rightly and repeatedly denounced the lunatic right-wing fringe. (Snip) Knowing this, the conservative author Russell Kirk’s famous trilogy for the survival of our free republic was “order, justice, freedom.” Above all, he sagely observed, for a self-governing republic the primary need was for order—not imposed by the state; but rather imposed by the self to order one’s own soul. Surrounded by citizens and systems they purportedly despise, is it any wonder so many on the Left have such difficulty ordering their own souls and affairs? Perhaps, the fear and arduousness of doing so explain why they squander so much of their lives trying to coercively manipulate the souls of others? During last week’s Mass, the Gospel reading included the passage from John 27: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.’” Is there any better instruction for a self-governing republic? The Left called upon electors to ignore the popular votes of their states and instead choose Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College.
  3. Valin

    Bullets Flyin’, Soldiers Lyin’

    Mar. 22 2022 Maj Fred Galvin is a retired MARSOC Raider, Recon Marine, infantry officer, and combat veteran. He and members of his team were falsely accused of murdering Afghan civilians during an attempted Taliban ambush. Undue command influence, intimidating witnesses, and other illegal means of prosecution were encountered by Fred and his fellow special operators as they fought to clear their names.
  4. Real Clear Defense John Waters May 28 2022 Fred Galvin enlisted in the Marine Corps as a 17-year-old and quickly deployed to combat in the Persian Gulf. A few years later, he commissioned as a Marine officer and served with elite infantry, reconnaissance, and force reconnaissance units. In early 2007, Major Galvin deployed to eastern Afghanistan to lead the first Marine Special Operations (MARSOC) task force in combat. On March 4, 2007, Galvin and 29 of his Marines were ambushed by a suicide bomber and other insurgents while conducting a mounted reconnaissance patrol along Highway 1 in Bati Kot District. Rocked by the blast but mostly unharmed, the Marines defended themselves and aggressively counterattacked before aborting the mission and returning to base. By that point in his career, Galvin had deployed to combat numerous times, and so he “wasn’t excited or freaking out about the tactical situation” he’d just survived. The actual combat was fairly routine. Galvin and his Marines performed just as they had been trained. But within 30 minutes of returning to Jalalabad airfield, international media reports alleged the Marines had killed and wounded dozens of Afghans by firing indiscriminately into a crowd of civilians. The allegations were false and later disproven, but not before the Marines were condemned as criminals by the media, public, and top military brass. It took a lengthy inquiry and years of conflict between Galvin and the military bureaucracy to correct the record. And yet, “not once did any uniformed person get up and use a legal term such as “innocent” or “not guilty” to describe us,” Galvin said. “The damage was already done.” Galvin and co-author Sal Manna tell the full story in their new book, A Few Bad Men (Post Hill Press, 2022). What follows is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. (Snip) What motivates you to tell your story and advocate for changes in the military justice system and at the Pentagon? Because we need to take a hard look at the military and its leadership. We are promoting people who are incompetent or unethical or both. Yes, I’m talking about our general officers. Young sailors, soldiers, airmen, and Marines are led by senior commanders who have a value system that is entirely different than the man in the arena. As my story demonstrates, these leaders want professional destruction of lower-level guys, if it suits their political agenda. Right now, there are senior Marine Corps officers trying to quash my story and stamp out lower-level people who ran afoul of them. As a start, I’d recommend at least a 360-degree evaluation as part of the promotion process. This would help to root out toxic leaders and ensure we’re promoting those who are committed to their Marines and mission accomplishment. The caliber of leadership is directly correlated to the level of morale, which is low across the board.
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  6. South China Morning Post Zhuang Pinghui Wed, May 25, 2022 University students in Beijing have been allowed to leave closed campuses and return home after hundreds gathered on campus on Tuesday night to vent their frustration at the Chinese capital’s hardline Covid-19 control measures. Beijing Education Commission spokesman Li Yi said on Wednesday that universities were key areas of epidemic control and campuses needed to remain closed, but universities could be flexible and allow students to return to their hometowns. “Students can return to their homes and hometowns in a safe and orderly manner…Students need to be guided with good protection and return directly to their families in closed-loop management,” Li said. The decision came after students at Beijing Normal University gathered on campus in protest over uncertainty stemming from the pandemic restrictions. Video footage circulating on social media showed students assembled outside a stadium, before moving their protest to a central square on campus. (Snip) ____________________________________________________________________________________ May 25 2022
  7. AP JON GAMBRELL and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS May 28 2022 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens’ assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington’s crushing sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The raid marks the first major incident at sea in months as tensions remain high between Iran and the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. As Tehran enriches more uranium, closer to weapons-grade levels than ever before, worries mount that negotiators won’t find a way back to the accord — raising the risk of a wider war. (Snip) Iran’s seizure on Friday was the latest in a string of hijackings and explosions to roil a region that includes the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a fifth of all traded oil passes. The incidents began after then-President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, which saw Tehran drastically limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. (Snip)
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    DURHAM’S DAY IN COURT, FINALLY

    The Sussmann Trial: fingers pointed at FBI leadership
  9. May 27, 2022 Friends, in my address to the United States Air Force Academy, I discuss three stories of angels in the Bible—Jacob wrestling the angel, Elisha and the angelic army, and Luke’s account of the angels appearing to the shepherds—and the spiritual lessons we can draw from them today. ________________________________________________________
  10. Investigative Issues: What's Old is New Again in Democrats' Stoking of Racial Division J. Peder Zane, RealClearPolitics May 27, 2022 The Democrats’ current racial narrative echoes another aspect of the party’s unfortunate legacy. The lies they spread about blacks during slavery and Jim Crow were part of a massive disinformation campaign intended to rally white people to their side. They damned blacks in order to manipulate whites. This same dynamic is at work today as party leaders manufacture threats about white supremacists to convince their well-off white liberal base to consider conservatives beyond the pale, as if to say, “You may not agree with everything we do, but you can’t vote for those racist (misogynistic, homophobic, etc.) cretins.” Just as they denied the basic humanity of African Americans, they now do the same to white Republicans to secure their votes. While conservatives see through these easily disproven lies, so many Americans – especially those who consider themselves among the best and the brightest – embrace them. Like their racist predecessors, they are easily misled by dark emotional appeals. Read Full Article
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  12. Biden whispers to Naval Academy grads: ‘I am your commander-in-chief so don’t ask me too tough a question’
  13. The Daily Wire Miraculously, no one was injured as the woman saved everyone Hank Berrien May 27, 2022 One intrepid woman who was a bystander near an area where a party was being held in West Virginia took matters into her own hands when a man pulled out an AR-15-style rifle and started shooting at partygoers, according to police. The woman yanked out a pistol and shot the man to death. “Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night,” Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett stated. He added that the woman would not be charged. No one else was injured after Dennis Butler, 37, started firing into the crowd gathered in in a grassy area near an apartment complex in Charleston, according to police. (Snip) ____________________________________________________________
  14. Fox News Robert Dalessandro lives by the motto: "Time will not dim the glory of their deeds." The former U.S. Army officer — a historian, author and Gulf War veteran — is the deputy secretary and leader of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). He and his team around the world are responsible for preserving the memory of more than 200,000 American men and women either killed or missing in action in wars overseas. "I believe we have the most sacred mission of any government agency," Dalessandro, 63, said in an interview this week with Fox News Digital. The ABMC, headquartered in Arlington, Va., outside Washington, D.C., has been preparing this week for Memorial Day ceremonies at 26 American military cemeteries around the world, from France to the Philippines. :snip:
  15. The Washington Examiner Katelynn Richardson May 25, 2022 The satire business is tough when you’re competing with reality. Yesterday, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon tweeted a list of 70 “fulfilled prophecies,” comparing satire articles his site published to real news stories occurring on later dates. A selection of these satirical headlines is nearly indistinguishable from their real counterparts. If you didn’t know the source, it genuinely would be difficult to tell which one is true. Other “prophecies” are more of a stretch, or just slightly off, such as the August 2021 headline “Biden Administration Deploys Elite Squad of TikTok Influencers to Stop Taliban.” Turns out, the administration ended up using those top TikTok stars a little differently: briefing them on the war in Ukraine in March 2022. Innocent mistake. Nevertheless, the side-by-side comparison of satire and fact is hilarious — if not a little frightening. (Snip)
  16. PJ Media As the 2020 midterm elections get closer, we continue to look for signs of the red wave that’s about the hit the country. Like forecasters watching for waves to turn to tsunamis after earthquakes, we’re watching the political waves for indications that the GOP is in for a strong performance in November. The Biden administration’s combination of incompetence and arrogance makes a red tsunami ever more likely. Inflation is spiraling out of control and the baby formula crisis has shone a light on the administration’s failures. Yet Biden and his team are banking on the reversal of Roe v. Wade, “assaults on our democracy” (which are actually assaults on the Democrats’ ability to cling to power), and accusations of racism to gin up the far-left base. None of these issues is going to make people forget that their paychecks aren’t going as far as they used to, that they have to shell out more every time they fill up their gas tank, and that parents are scrambling to find ways to feed their babies. To turn the tables on the Democrats by way of quoting James Carville, “It’s the economy, stupid.” It’s not just hopeful conservatives who are watching for the red tsunami warnings to emerge. The Cook Political Report has shifted some of its ratings of key races, and 10 of 12 of those shifts favor the GOP. “As the parties navigate primaries and begin polling and placing fall ad buys, Republicans’ House advantage looks as robust as ever,” writes David Wasserman. For independent voters, inflation has become such a dominant concern that neither a Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade nor January 6 hearings are likely to drastically alter the midterms’ trajectory, and multiple district-level surveys show Democratic incumbents in perilous shape against unknown GOP challengers.”
  17. WND The World Economic Forum and the globalist movement it helps lead have used the "climate crisis" and the COVID-19 pandemic as pretexts for measures to redistribute the wealth of nations. But this week, as WEF convenes is annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, the Arctic sea ice expanse so far this month is at a 30-year high, according to data from intergovernmental European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, points out climate-change skeptic Tony Heller. EUMETSAT, as the organization is known, was created through an international convention signed by 30 European nations. The extent of Arctic ice during the warmer months long has been a metric for climate-change alarmists. In 2007, Al Gore began warning the world that scientists were predicting that by 2013, the Arctic would be ice-free during the summer.
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  19. Newsmax May 27 2022 North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson makes an impassioned speech at the NRA convention in Houston, Texas calling out Washington politicians that advocate gun control - Via Newsmax's 'The Chris Salcedo Show.' ___________________________________________________________________________ Cowards
  20. Pundicity Jonathan Schanzer The Dispatch May 27 2022 In a conversation last week with former U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Jordan's King Abdullah II expressed concerns that Iranian forces in Syria could soon destabilize his country. Russia may soon redeploy assets and forces from Syria to their mired war effort in Ukraine, and Iran seeks to fill the void. The Jordanian monarch asserted, "That vacuum [left by the Russians] will be filled by the Iranians and their proxies. So unfortunately, we are looking at maybe an escalation of problems on our borders." But challenges can also yield opportunity. In this case, Jordan's security woes can help to cement an emerging alliance between Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These two unlikely partners both view Iran as a mortal enemy that threatens the broader Middle East. They both share borders with Jordan. And they both view Jordanian stability as critical to their national security. Saudi Arabia is already mulling a move in this direction, particularly after the signing of the Abraham Accords in September 2020. When its neighbors United Arab Emirates and Bahrain normalized relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia seemed next in line. However, the leadership in Riyadh moves more slowly and deliberately than its Gulf partners. A Saudi-Israeli agreement was widely expected in Donald Trump's second term. But that second term was not to be. (Snip)
  21. Power Line Steven Hayward May 27 2022 As mentioned previously, the race for mayor of Los Angeles features a non-leftist candidate, Rick Caruso, who is polling well and just might win. LA badly needs some adult supervision. The city has around 40,000 homeless, rampant crime, and a corrupt culture at city hall. The main leftist candidate is Rep. Karen Bass, who is more a Leninist than a “progressive.” Given the seriousness of the issues and discontent of LA voters, what does the Los Angeles Times think is most important for voters to learn about Caruso? I kid you not—here is their headline: OMG! I’m sure the first thing on the mind of LA voters stepping over human feces, used needles, and picking driving routes to lower carjacking risk is, “Yeah, but what’s his climate plan?” What’s “bizarre” about this “news” is obvious. (Snip)
  22. TK News By Matt Taibbi Matt Taibbi May 27 2022 Last week, in the trial of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis asked ex-campaign manager Robby Mook about the decision to share with a reporter a bogus story about Donald Trump and Russia’s Alfa Bank. Mook answered by giving up his onetime boss. “I discussed it with Hillary,” he said, describing his pitch to the candidate: “Hey, you know, we have this, and we want to share it with a reporter… She agreed to that.” In a country with a functioning media system, this would have been a huge story. Obviously this isn’t Watergate, Hillary Clinton was never president, and Sussmann’s trial doesn’t equate to prosecutions of people like Chuck Colson or Gordon Liddy. But as we’ve slowly been learning for years, a massive fraud was perpetrated on the public with Russiagate, and Mook’s testimony added a substantial piece of the picture, implicating one of the country’s most prominent politicians in one of the more ambitious disinformation campaigns we’ve seen. (Snip) The world has mostly moved on, since Russiagate was thirty or forty “current things” ago, but the public prosecution of the collusion theory was a daily preoccupation of national media for years. A substantial portion of the population believed the accusations, and expected the story would end with Donald Trump in jail or at least indicted, scrolling for a thousand straight days in desperate expectation of the promised justice. Trump was bounced from Twitter for incitement, but Twitter has a policy against misinformation as well. It includes a prohibition against “misleading” media that is “likely to result in widespread confusion on public issues.” (Snip) Hillary Clinton was falsely accused many times earlier in her career. This time she’s guilty. It’s not society’s fault there’s no legal name for the offense she and her campaign committed. It was serious, and there should be serious consequences.
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