20 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-10-23

  1. So they knew about this before the midterms, yet they kept it quiet.

    You know, just like with Trump.

    Oh wait….

    Frauds.

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  2. The Jan6 lies just keep piling up. Now they’re using them in their lawsuits too.

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  3. Can you say “gold digger?”

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  4. Joe Biden built this.

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  5. When the left tell you who they really are, believe them.

    This is low life stuff.

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  6. “Short-term exposure to NO2 is linked to worsening asthma in children, and long-term exposure has been determined to likely cause the development of asthma,” a group of lawmakers said in a letter to chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric, adding it can also exacerbate cardiovascular illnesses.

    The letter – Sen. Corey Booker and Sen. Elizabeth Warren among its signers – argued that Black, Latino and low-income households are more likely to be affected by these adverse reactions, because they are either more likely to live near a waste incinerator or coal ash site or are in a home with poor ventilation.

    Well of course let us bring RACE into the equation by all means!!
    Gas stoves have been around for a bazillion years and poof just like that we see a rise in asthma and cardiovascular illness. Off with their heads!!
    Perhaps we should ban Tide pods while we are at it…and bleach….let’s not forget bleach…bunch of self important buffoons trying to make it all better for “us”?!

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  7. More clowns, the type who shill nonsense with fuzzy math for profit.

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  8. NancyJill,

    The idiocy is astounding.

    The Global Warming/Climate Change clowns are behind this.

    “Emission of toxic chemicals and carcinogens from gas stoves creating indoor pollution worse than car traffic”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/06/us-kids-asthma-gas-stove-pollution

    “About one in eight cases of asthma in children in the US is due to the pollution given off by cooking on gas stoves, new research has found, amid moves by Joe Biden’s administration to consider the regulation, or even banning, of gas cookers sales to Americans.

    Around a third of US households have gas stoves in their kitchens, with the gas industry long touting the method as the cleanest and most efficient way to cook food.

    However, research has repeatedly found the emission of toxic chemicals and carcinogens from gas stoves, even when they are turned off, is creating a miasma of indoor pollution that can be several times worse than the pollution experienced outdoors from car traffic and heavy industry.

    A new study has now sketched out the risk being posed to children exposed to pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide that spew from the stoves, finding that 12.7% of all current cases of childhood asthma in the US are due to the use of gas stoves.

    Researchers said that this means that with around 5 million children in the US experiencing asthma, around 650,000 people aged under 18 could be suffering asthma attacks and having to use inhalers because of the presence of gas stoves in their homes.”

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    Junk science again.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/biden-administration-considers-banning-gas-stoves-over-health-concerns/

    “The stoves, which are used in about 40 percent of homes in the U.S., emit pollutants including nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter at levels deemed unsafe by the EPA and World Health Organization. The emissions have been linked to illness, cardiovascular problems, cancer, and other health conditions. More than 12 percent of current childhood asthma cases are linked to gas stove use, according to peer-reviewed research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health last month.

    Senator Cory Booker (D., N.J.) and Representative Don Beyer (D., Va.) wrote a letter to the agency last month urging the commission to address the issue and calling the harmful emissions a “cumulative burden” on black, Latino and low-income households.

    However, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers argues that cooking produces harmful emissions regardless of the kind of stove used.

    “Ventilation is really where this discussion should be, rather than banning one particular type of technology,” Jill Notini, a vice president at the association, told Bloomberg. “Banning one type of a cooking appliance is not going to address the concerns about overall indoor air quality. We may need some behavior change, we may need [people] to turn on their hoods when cooking.”

    The American Gas Association similarly argued against a ban.

    “The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and EPA do not present gas ranges as a significant contributor to adverse air quality or health hazard in their technical or public information literature, guidance, or requirements,” Karen Harbert, the group’s president, told the outlet. “The most practical, realistic way to achieve a sustainable future where energy is clean, as well as safe, reliable and affordable, is to ensure it includes natural gas and the infrastructure that transports it.”

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  9. Oh what a tangled web they weave….

    “Twitter Files #13: Former FDA Head Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s Ties to Pfizer Exposed in Latest Revelations

    Alex Berenson was booted off of Twitter for his vaccine-questioning analysis. His new #TwitterFiles put the focus on Gottlieb, who is a sitting board member of Pfizer.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/01/twitter-files-13-former-fda-head-dr-scott-gottliebs-ties-to-pfizer-exposed-in-latest-revelations/

    “In August 2021, author and analyst Alex Berenson was permanently banned from Twitter for challenging the media and the current administration’s narrative about the COVID-19 vaccine.

    The former NYT writer sued Twitter for the ban.

    Karma has now smiled on Berenson, who Elon Musk, the new Twitter CEO, tapped to cover the social media platform’s handling of the information exchanges related to the covid vaccine.

    This particular #TwitterFiles focuses on Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner and sitting board member of Pfizer, a covid vaccine manufacturer.

    Berenson shared an August 2021 email Gottlieb sent to Twitter’s senior public policy manager Todd O’Boyle flagging a tweet written by former Trump administration official Dr. Brett Giroir, who had written “It’s now clear #COVID19 natural immunity is superior to #vaccine immunity, by ALOT. There’s no scientific justification for #vax proof if a person had prior infection.”

    “This is the kind of stuff that’s corrosive,” Gottlieb told O’Boyle. “Here he draws a sweeping conclusion off a single retrospective study in Israel that hasn’t been peer reviewed. But this tweet will end up going viral and driving news coverage.”

    According to Berenson, O’Boyle forward Gottlieb’s email to Twitter’s “Strategist Response” team, writing “Please see this report from the former FDA commissioner.”

    Giroir’s tweet was later slapped with a “misleading” label and blocked any ability to like or share the tweet, telling Twitter users “Learn why health officials recommend a vaccine for most people.””

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  10. More institutional capture at work.

    “‘Trust the Science’ Takes Another Hit After Woke ‘Scientific American’ Magazine Strikes Again

    “The ‘terrifyingly ordinary’ nature of football’s violence disproportionately affects Black men,” an article in the magazine suggested after the collapse of Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/01/trust-the-science-takes-another-hit-after-woke-scientific-american-magazine-strikes-again/

    “The collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on the field in the first quarter of the team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals last week was unquestionably terrifying, first and foremost to Hamlin, but also to his family, his teammates, his community, the NFL, and the nation, all of whom have rallied around him in the aftermath with an outpouring of love and support.

    While Hamlin’s ongoing recovery from what’s been called a cardiac arrest has been nothing short of remarkable, the woke hot take that came from “Scientific American” in response to his injury left a lot to be desired:”

    “Though the author, Duke University assistant cultural anthropology professor Tracie Canada, acknowledged that one reason for the allegedly “disproportionate” nature of violent hits affecting black men being because there are far more players of color in the NFL, she also laid the blame on what she called “racial stacking”:

    Non-white players account for 70 percent of the NFL; nearly half of all Division I college football players are Black. Further, through a process called racial stacking, coaches racially segregate athletes by playing position. These demographic discrepancies place Black athletes at a higher risk during play.

    Throughout her piece, Canada cited fellow wokesters who agreed with her like sociologists Billy Hawkins and Harry Edwards:

    On these playing fields, ones that sociologist Billy Hawkins would argue are never theoretically far from plantation fields, financial stakeholders value Black bodies for their productive potential and physical prowess.

    […]

    In the words of sociologist and activist Harry Edwards, “like a piece of equipment, the black athlete is used.”
    Interestingly, though this article was published in the purportedly respectable Scientific American magazine, not a single scientific argument was made to support Canada’s case that there was a racial component to this beyond the fact that more black players are in the NFL than white, as she even admitted:

    While I am not aware of research that compares the rate of injury between Black and white football players, heatstrokes, ACL and labrum tears, ankle sprains, bone breaks, and concussions are just a few of the consequences of how these bodies are used.

    Understandably, Canada’s claim was widely mocked and ridiculed, including by former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy among others:”

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  11. So which sounds worse? Those locked in a secure safe within a locked office guarded by the Secret Service, or those sitting in n unlocked desk with no security in a place paid for by the Chinese govt?

    “Revealed: Then-VP Biden Removed Top-Secret “Sensitive Compartmented” Classified Documents, Kept In His Private U. Penn Office

    Will there be FBI Raids? CNN: “The classified materials included some top-secret files with the ‘sensitive compartmented information’ designation, also known as SCI, which is used for highly sensitive information obtained from intelligence sources.””

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/01/revealed-then-vp-biden-removed-top-secret-sensitive-compartmented-classified-documents-kept-in-his-private-u-penn-office/

    “It has just been revealed that Joe Biden, upon leaving office as Obama’s Vice President, took with him some of the most sensitive classified documents, and then kept them in his private office at the University of Pennslyvania.

    CNN reports:

    Several classified documents from President Joe Biden’s time as vice president were discovered last fall in a private office, Biden’s attorneys acknowledged Monday.

    Attorney General Merrick Garland has asked the US attorney in Chicago to investigate the matter, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN, and congressional Republicans are also taking notice.

    Biden’s lawyers say they found the government materials in November while closing out a Washington, DC-based office – the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement – that Biden used as part of his relationship with the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an honorary professor from 2017 to 2019.

    Fewer than a dozen classified documents were found at Biden’s office, another source told CNN. It is unclear what the documents pertain to or why they were taken to Biden’s private office….

    The classified materials included some top-secret files with the “sensitive compartmented information” designation, also known as SCI, which is used for highly sensitive information obtained from intelligence sources.

    There is no indication in the reporting that the Penn Biden Center had the type of elaborate security, including Secret Service protection, that the documents found at Mar-a-Lago had. U. Penn is a major recipient of Chinese communist donations.”

    I guess some pigs are more equal than others….

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  12. Darn those terrorists in the Freedom Caucus holding up the speakership.

    Just look at what they did! MAGA unleashed indeed!

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    “Rep. Andrew Ogles provided a list of McCarthy’s concessions to journalist Roger Simon, which is quoted in full below:

    “As has been reported, it will only take a single congressperson, acting in what is known as a Jeffersonian Motion, to move to remove the speaker if he or she goes back on their word or policy agenda.

    A ‘Church’-style committee will be convened to look into the weaponization of the FBI and other government organizations (presumably the CIA, the subject of the original Church Committee) against the American people.

    Term limits will be put up for a vote.

    Bills presented to Congress will be single subject, not omnibus with all the attendant earmarks, and there will be a 72-hour minimum period to read them.

    The Texas Border Plan will be put before Congress. From The Hill: ‘The four-pronged plan aims to ‘Complete Physical Border Infrastructure,’ ‘Fix Border Enforcement Policies,’ ‘Enforce our Laws in the Interior’ and ‘Target Cartels & Criminal Organizations.’’

    COVID mandates will be ended, as will all funding for them, including so-called emergency funding.

    Budget bills would stop the endless increases in the debt ceiling and hold the Senate accountable for the same.”

    On Thursday evening, Kimberley Strassel published a helpful overview of the rules, arguing, “These changes will produce the first functioning House in years, even as they tie the hands of spenders.” Strassel is skeptical of the motion to vacate but correct that concessions secured by the HFC will shift Congress closer to functionality. One way to tell the HFC scored some real wins is to see how bitterly the GOP establishment opposes the deal.”

    https://thefederalist.com/2023/01/09/in-mccarthy-negotiations-gop-landed-on-most-significant-win-for-conservatives-in-a-decade/

    ——-

    None of that is a bad thing, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. So all that pearl clutching, hand wringing, and whining was over making things more transparent and functional.

    Oh. The horror. 🙄

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  13. This is a win for America.

    Sure, he slept with a Chinese spy, but at least he didn’t marry his brother.

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  14. Cue the Biden/Dem/Media outrage machine.

    “New Israeli Gov Bans PLO Flags, Transfers Terror Cash to Terror Victims”

    “There is no greater justice than using the funds for the victims of terror,”

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/new-israeli-gov-bans-plo-flags-transfers-terror-cash-to-terror-victims/

    “When you see the Biden administration, the media and anti-Israel leftists furiously ranting about the “extreme ultra-right wing” new Israeli government, this is what they’re really angry about.

    Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich on Sunday said he is pulling 138.8 million NIS belonging to the Palestinian Authority and frozen by Israel… and he intends to give the money to families of terror victims.

    The funds, collected by Israel as customs and taxes belonging to the Palestinian government, were being withheld over the PA’s decision to fund the families of terrorists who were imprisoned or killed by Israeli forces.

    “We’ve promised to fix this and today we are doing so,” Smotrich said.

    “It is morally just and important for the war against terror. There is no greater justice than using the funds for the victims of terror,” he stated.

    “The government of Israel is changing policy. There is no solace for the families of those murdered, but there is justice. I am pleased for the privilege to lead this policy, as one of the first steps as finance minister,” he said.

    When asked whether his move would not further weaken the PA and strengthen the more militant Hamas terror group, the minister said the PA has chosen to encourage terror and the murder of Israelis.

    “We will not accept this under any circumstances. The PA must stop its involvement in terror if it wants to survive. As long as it continues to encourage terror, it is our enemy and as such, what interest do we have to help it?” he said.

    What exactly is the counterargument?

    Bezalel Smotrich has been a top target of leftist smear campaigns because of common sense proposals like this. You know there’s no counterargument because all the media has is one hysterical headline after another.

    How Bezalel Smotrich rode unfiltered radicalism and unforgiving politics to power – Times of Israel

    That’s what TOI calls a “profile”.

    Smotrich’s Religious Zionist Party is becoming anti-Zionist – Jerusalem Post

    Exclusive: ‘Smotrich vision will be narrow, and that’s dangerous’ defense officials tell i24NEWS – i24

    Will the right-wing terror never cease?

    Cancel tax on plasticware and soft drinks, Smotrich instructs – Jerusalem Post

    Itamar ben Gvir, the other political figure targeted by the media, is taking down the flags of an enemy terror group.

    National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir ordered the police on Sunday to remove any Palestinian flags flown in public spaces.

    “It is inconceivable that lawbreakers will wave terror flags, incite and encourage terrorism,” Ben Gvir said late Sunday night.

    “I have issued instructions for the removal of the flags, which support terrorism, from the public space and to stop incitement against the State of Israel.

    “Freedom of expression does not extend to identifying with a terrorist and those who want to harm IDF soldiers,” he said.

    He ordered Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai to instruct his officers to remove the flags, explaining that flying them shows support for a terror organization.

    Israel is starting to look like Israel again.”

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