17 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-1-22

  1. Since it’s April 1st, we’ll start with the fools.

    “Biden Claims He “Delivered” On COVID Despite 560K Americans Dying From COVID Since He Took Office”

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    “Pelosi: Can’t Let Higher Gas Prices Be An “Excuse” To Produce More American Energy”

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  2. Sure, but grooming them isn’t, right fool?

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    “Biden administration endorses transgender youth sex-change operations, ‘top surgery,’ hormone therapy

    WH encourages gender reassignment surgery, puberty blockers, hormone therapy for transgender minors”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-administration-transgender-agenda-youth-sex-change-hormone-therapy

    “President Biden’s administration has released a series of documents encouraging gender-reassignment surgery and hormone treatments for minors.

    The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs released a document Thursday titled “Gender Affirming Care and Young People.” The same day, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network – another subset of the HHS – released a parallel document titled, “Gender-Affirming Care Is Trauma-Informed Care.”

    The HHS documents describe what it calls appropriate treatments for transgender adolescents, including: “‘Top’ surgery – to create male-typical chest shape or enhance breasts;” and “‘Bottom’ surgery – surgery on genitals or reproductive organs, facial feminization or other procedures.”

    “Medical and psychosocial gender affirming healthcare practices have been demonstrated to yield lower rates of adverse mental health outcomes, build self-esteem, and improve overall quality of life for transgender and gender diverse youth,” the OPA release states.

    The NCTSN document is far longer than the brief outline provided by the OPA, but reiterates the same thought process and explanation for minors receiving alterations to their genitalia.

    “For transgender and nonbinary children and adolescents, early gender-affirming care is crucial to overall health and well-being as it allows the child or adolescent to focus on social transitions and can increase their confidence while navigating the healthcare system,” the NCTSN wrote in their release. “It may include evidence-based interventions such as puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones.”

    The NCTSN document goes out of its way to assure the public that the use of gender-affirming methods such as surgery and hormone replacement are not child abuse – most likely in response to recent policy decision in Texas that made such treatments illegal.”

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    It’s child abuse, and decent parents know it.

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  3. And if it’s not, why the need to hide it from parents?

    “‘Remember, parents are not entitled to know their kids’ identities’: Woke Wisconsin school district orders teachers not to share their pupil’s gender identities with their parents

    Teachers at Eau Claire School District in Wisconsin were told not to reveal a pupil’s sexual orientation and gender identity to parents if they confided in them

    Staff were told ‘Remember, parents are not entitled to know their kids’ identities. That knowledge must be earned.’

    The policy has outraged school board candidates who argue that parents should everything that is going on with their child while at school

    Board superintendent Michael Johnson says the policy is to ensure students feel safe particularly if they are ‘unable to be themselves’ while at home”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10670335/Woke-school-district-orders-teachers-not-share-kids-gender-identities-parents.html

    “But there is far from blanket agreement with the policy sitting uncomfortably with teachers and prospective board members alike.

    ‘They’re asking them to withhold that from the parents. They’re asking teachers to keep secrets,’ said Nicole Everson, Eau Claire School Board candidate to WQOW.

    Everson teamed up with fellow board candidates Corey Cronrath and Melissa Winter stating that guidelines showed ‘blatant disregard for parental rights and responsibilities.’

    ‘They’re asking teachers not to communicate with parents about issues that pertain to their child,’ Everson said. ‘I’m responsible for my child until they move out or they’re 18 years old. And so I have the sole decision-making of what goes on with my child.

    ‘Talking to community members including staff members, including students, a lot of people are concerned. Our city is not being heard. People in our district are not being heard,’ Everson added. ”

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    That’s how the groomers prefer it.

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  4. Our military is becoming a woke joke.

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    It’s still a joke.

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  5. Good. Make them own it.

    “The Abortion Vote That Could Haunt Democrats in November

    Democratic senators are unprepared to defend their support for a bill that would strike down popular state parental-consent laws.”

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/03/the-abortion-vote-that-could-haunt-democrats-in-november/

    “Parental rights have become a major flashpoint in American politics. Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s statement that “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach” cost him dearly in last year’s Virginia gubernatorial race. But Senate Democrats don’t seem to have learned much of a lesson from McAuliffe’s mistake: They recently voted — almost unanimously — in favor a bill that would strike down laws requiring parental consent or parental notification before a minor has an abortion. And that vote could haunt Democratic candidates in November.

    Take, for example, the case of Arizona Democratic senator Mark Kelly, who is up for re-election this year in what will likely be one of the most competitive races in the country. When I recently asked Kelly if the bill he voted for, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), would invalidate Arizona’s parental-consent law, the Arizona senator told me he didn’t know. “I think that’s something that you could, you know, reach out to the Congressional Research [Service] folks and figure out,” Kelly said. He did, however, express general opposition to parental-consent laws, saying he would not be the “arbiter of an age” at which a minor could choose to have an abortion without her parents’ involvement.

    The office of GOP senator Steve Daines, the chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, tells National Review that it confirmed with the Congressional Research Service that Arizona’s parental-consent law would likely be struck down under the WHPA.

    But you don’t need experts’ analysis to figure that out — you just need to read the bill: The version of the WHPA that House Democrats almost unanimously voted for in September 2021 — the same version that received a vote in the Senate on February 28 of this year — explicitly states that “access to abortion services has been obstructed” by “parental involvement laws (notification and consent).””

    The bill generally invalidates state laws that limit abortion. “The basic principle is that there can be no restriction that is not also imposed on a medically comparable procedure. If they single out abortion or reproductive rights, it’s going to fall foul,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a chief sponsor of the WHPA, when he first proposed it in 2013.

    The original 2013 version of the WHPA explicitly exempted some popular abortion laws from this general rule — including laws banning partial-birth abortion and “requirements for parental consent or notification before a minor may obtain an abortion.” When the WHPA was reintroduced in 2015 and again in 2017, the bill still included those carveouts for parental-consent and parental-notification laws. But after the 2018 “blue wave” that swept Democrats back into power in the House and cost a handful of moderate Democratic incumbents Senate seats, the exemptions for parental-involvement laws were quietly dropped from the WHPA.”

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  6. Remember folks, vote fraud is a myth, and it’s not cool to question election results if a Democrat wins.

    “MORE EVIDENCE OF 2020 VOTER FRAUD”

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/03/more-evidence-of-2020-voter-fraud.php

    “John Lott has published a paper in which he applies three tests for voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. (I wrote about Lott’s analysis while it was still a work in progress here.) The paper is here.

    Lott begins by looking at adjacent precincts that are in different counties. He did this for Fulton County, Georgia and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The operative assumption is that precincts across the street from one another shouldn’t vote very differently (Lott controlled for demographic factors), suggesting that significant differences among the precincts relate to vote counting at the county level. This analysis found at least 10,000 extra votes for Biden in those two counties.

    Next, Lott applies the same approach to provisional ballots in Allegheny County, where voters were illegally allowed to correct defects in absentee ballots by submitting provisional ballots on election day. Lott finds an extra 6,700 Biden votes because of this illegality.

    Finally, Lott looks at voter turnout in counties where fraud has been alleged to see whether it was artificially higher than voter turnout in control counties in the same states. The analysis is complicated, but Lott finds an excess 255,000 Biden votes in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

    There is, of course, a great deal of evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election, as Lott reminds us in this paper:

    Not just in Georgia, but also in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, critics alleged that large numbers of in-person voters were not legally registered (Navarro 2020). In Fulton County, Georgia, 2,423 voters were not listed on the State’s records as registered, and 2,560 felons voted even though they had not completed their sentences.13,14
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    Republican plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona claimed that up to 94,975 voters returned absentee ballots that were marked as unreturned and, hence, not counted. Peter Navarro’s (2020, p. 9) election report characterizes those lost or destroyed ballots as “consistent with allegations of Trump ballot destruction.”
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    [A] legal challenge in Georgia’s Fulton County Superior Court by State Republican Chairman David Shafer and President Donald Trump revealed hundreds of thousands of possible extra votes: 40,279 people who had moved within the state without re-registering; 4,926 voters who registered in another state after they had registered in Georgia; 305,701 people who, according to state records, applied for absentee ballots past the application deadline; 66,247 ineligible voters under 17 years of age; 2,560 felons; 8,718 who remained on the voting rolls after they were dead; and 2,423 who were not listed on the state’s voter rolls.22

    In Nevada, more than 42,000 people voted more than once.23 … More than 1,500 dead people allegedly voted. Another 19,000 voters didn’t live in the state (excluding military personnel or students). In excess of 1,000 voters listed non-existent addresses.

    Similarly, 28,395 people allegedly voted without identification in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Republican lawyers claimed that 200,000 absentee ballots did not submit the proper signatures.24 Payments to Native Americans to vote allegedly were “orchestrated by the Biden campaign . . . [with] Visa gift cards, jewelry, and other ‘swag’” (Navarro 2020, p. 8; Bedard 2020).

    Further, it is obvious that in some major counties, mail-in ballots were scarcely scrutinized at all, creating a wide-open path to fraud:

    For example, Ballotpedia notes that in the 2016 general election, Georgia rejected 6.42% of absentee ballots, but that rate was only 0.60% in 2020 – a difference of about 76,971 votes.25 Other swing states also saw drops in rejection rates, although they were much smaller than Georgia’s. Pennsylvania’s rejection rate went from 0.95% in 2016 to 0.28% in 2020, a difference of 17,361 votes.

    It should have been obvious, but apparently came as a surprise to many, that there is no effective after-the-fact remedy for voter fraud. Once ballots are cast and counted, the game is over. Recounts will only tabulate the same fraudulent ballots a second time. Litigation can’t possibly succeed in the time available, 2 1/2 months from Election Day to Inauguration. Voter fraud that is successfully carried out on a mass scale cannot be undone. The only effective approach is to tighten up procedures to prevent fraud from happening in the first place. (This is why Democrats fight tooth and nail against voter ID requirements and all other election security measures.)”

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    Related, because in Dem run areas, the dead still vote.

    “Over 60,000 voters on NC rolls are dead, registered twice or enrolled in other state, report warns”

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/over-60k-voters-nc-are-either-dead-registered-twice-under-similar-name-or

    “With midterms elections in North Carolina starting in about six weeks, more than 60,000 registered voters in the state are dead, registered in another state or registered twice under variations of their name, according to a new watchdog report.

    The report released Tuesday by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit law firm focused on election integrity, in one example found 7,933 North Carolinians are still registered to vote after having died in 2020.

    “North Carolina officials need to use the time they still have to prepare voter rolls for the midterm elections,” foundation President J. Christian Adams said. “Time is running out. Silly, obvious errors in the voter roll can create opportunities for voter fraud and chaos in a close election. Correcting deceased and duplicate records now will help to preemptively address those risks.”

    Primary balloting in the state begins May 17.

    The foundation’s audit began in late 2019 with the tracking of a sample of registered voters that matched the Social Security Death Index – to see how long it usually took the state’s Board of Elections to remove them from the voter roll after they were listed as deceased.

    About 12,940 deceased registrants were found in spring 2020. And according to the index, 95% of them died before 2020. The 7,933 deceased voters still on the roll show that some of the registrants, but not all, have been removed.

    The foundation found two instances in which registered voters were dead for about 20 years but not removed from the voter roll until 2021.”

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  7. It was all about the smear.

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    “NYT Painted Matt Gaetz as a Child Sex Trafficker. One Year Later, He Has Not Been Charged.

    The Florida Congressman may one day be indicted and convicted. For now, this episode highlights the dangers and abuses of trying a person through media leaks.”

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/nyt-painted-matt-gaetz-as-a-child?s=w

    “On March 30 of last year, The New York Times published an article that was treated as a bombshell by the political class. Citing exclusively anonymous sources — “three people briefed on the matter” — the Paper of Record announced that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) “is being investigated by the Justice Department over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him.”

    The headline chosen by Times editors was as inflammatory and provocative as possible: “Matt Gaetz Is Said to Face Justice Dept. Inquiry Over Sex With an Underage Girl.” The paper, high up in the article, emphasized what grave crimes these were: “The Justice Department regularly prosecutes such cases, and offenders often receive severe sentences.” The article was extremely light on any actual evidence regarding Gaetz, instead devoting paragraph after paragraph to guilt-by-association tactics regarding “a political ally of his, a local official in Florida named Joel Greenberg, who was indicted last summer on an array of charges, including sex trafficking of a child and financially supporting people in exchange for sex, at least one of whom was an underage girl.”

    Only in the seventh paragraph — well below the headline casting him as a pedophile and sex trafficker — did the Times bother to note: “No charges have been brought against Mr. Gaetz, and the extent of his criminal exposure is unclear.” Exactly one year after publication of that reputation-destroying article, this remains true: while the DOJ may one day formally accuse him, Gaetz has not been charged with, let alone convicted of, a single crime which The New York Times stapled onto his forehead.

    From the start, the GOP Congressman vehemently denied these accusations. And he went further than mere denials: he claimed that these allegations arose as part of a blackmail and extortion scheme to extract $25 million from his family in exchange for not publicizing these accusations, which his father promptly reported to the FBI. While many scoffed at Gaetz’s story as fantastical and bizarre, that part of his story was vindicated last August when a Florida developer and convicted felon “was arrested on a charge that he tried to extort $25 million from the father of Rep. Matt Gaetz in exchange for a presidential pardon that would shut down a high-profile, criminal sex-trafficking investigation into the Republican congressman.” In November, that developer, Stephen Alford, pled guilty to trying to extort $25 million from Rep. Gaetz and his family.

    In other words, the only component of this story that has thus far been confirmed — a full year after the NYT first trumpeted it — is the part of Gaetz’s denial where he insisted that all this arose from an extortion attempt. Yet none of that mattered, and it still does not matter. As I wrote in the aftermath of the Times story, designed to warn of the perils of assuming someone’s guilt without any due process: “That Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is a pedophile, a sex trafficker, and an abuser of women who forces them to prostitute themselves and use drugs with him is a widespread assumption in many media and political circles.” CNN celebrated the fact that one of Gaetz’s arch political enemies — the liberal icon Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) — said that “as the mother of daughters, the charges certainly are sickening.”

    In sum, Matt Gaetz has now spent a full year with millions of people believing he is guilty of pedophilia and sex trafficking even though he has never had the opportunity to confront witnesses, evaluate evidence or contest his guilt in a court of law because he has never been charged. Instead, he has been found guilty by media-led mob justice, all from unethical and possibly illegal leaks by “people briefed on the matter.” As a result, not only did Gaetz become radioactive due to crimes that have never been proven, but so too did anyone who argued that he is entitled to due process before being assumed guilty. For writing that April article and producing an accompanying video advocating the need for due process before assuming someone’s guilt, I spent two days trending on Twitter due to widespread accusations that, like Gaetz, I too must be a pedophile who was only defending him because I am guilty of the same crimes. That is the core evil of mob justice: it triggers the worst instincts in mob participants, who become drunk with righteous rage and bereft of reason.

    In a separate article and video report in December of last year, I outlined the reasons prosecutors are ethically and often legally barred from leaking the pendency of criminal investigations as appears to have been done to Gaetz. It is precisely because it is common that a person who is the subject of a criminal investigation never ends up being charged with, let alone convicted of, any crimes due to a lack of evidence to support an indictment or guilty verdict. Leaks thus have the effect, and often the intent, of destroying someone’s reputation, convicting them of repellent crimes in the court of public opinion that will never be brought in a court of law, thus relieving the state of the requirement to prove the crime and depriving the accused the opportunity to exonerate themselves.”

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  8. Well if this is true, and I’ve no reason to doubt it, why are the Disney CEO and executives siding with the smallest minority of employees? You know the answer, because they agree with them.

    “Disney Employee: Cast Members Who Support Parental Rights ‘Far Outnumber Those’ Protesting It

    Employees wrote, “TWDC has fostered an environment of fear that any employee who does not toe the line will be exposed and dismissed.””

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/03/disney-employee-cast-members-who-support-parental-rights-far-outnumber-those-protesting-it/

    “Jose Castillo, a Disney employee and Florida Republican Congressional candidate, said cast members who support the Parental Rights in Education bill far outnumber those protesting it. From Fox News:

    “There is immense pressure to toe the company line,” Castillo told Fox News Digital. “However, the reality is that those drawing attention to this issue are in the minority. The Disney cast members who support the parental rights defended by HB 1557 far outnumber those who are protesting against it.”

    Castillo claimed that “Disney and similar corporations listen to the loudest voices in the crowd,” even though the “silent majority” of employees disagree. “That is why I am standing up for our shared conservative values; to show other conservative cast members like me that we need to speak up and stand strong.””

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  9. Nice. 🙂

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  10. Reality says your fact check is yet another lie to carry water for this failure of a president.

    We all saw gas rise a dollar a gallon in the year before Putin invaded. The man is an unserious clown, as are his enablers.

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  11. This would have nearly matched what Biden says he’s releasing from the strategic reserve, yet we’re supposed to cheer his efforts now?

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  12. Another one exposes itself.

    Yet authorities refuse to take action.

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  13. No, this is the enlightened product our teaching colleges are cranking out.

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  14. Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes. Disney is showing they need, and are lacking, proper oversight.

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    Indeed.

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