54 thoughts on “News/Politics 3-15-23

  1. When you’re great grandkids ask you how WWIII started, you’ll tell them about this.

    “US drone, Russian fighter jet collide over Black Sea”

    https://nypost.com/2023/03/14/russian-fighter-jet-forces-down-us-drone-after-collision-over-black-sea/

    “The US military was forced to take down one of its own drones Tuesday after it collided with a Russian fighter jet over the Black Sea.

    The MQ-9 Reaper was brought down in international waters after its propeller was struck by one of two Russian Su-27 aircraft that conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional intercept,” US European Command (EUCOM) said in a statement. It is believed to be the first time since the height of the Cold War that an American aircraft crashed as a result of an encounter with a Russian warplane.

    “Several times before the collision, the Su-27s dumped fuel on and flew in front of the MQ-9 in a reckless, environmentally unsound, and unprofessional manner,” EUCOM added.

    “This incident demonstrates a lack of competence in addition to being unsafe and unprofessional.”

    Russia’s fuel-dumping tactic, an apparent attempt to blind or damage the drone, is rarely seen. The pilots may have aimed to set the Reaper aflame with a “dump and burn” – intentionally dumping and igniting fuel with the plane’s afterburner – but the practice is not commonly used for offensive purposes. “

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  2. The Biden Crime Family has many questions to answer.

    They’re dirty, but no mean tweet, right?

    “James Comer: Treasury Reports Show Biden Family Made Millions from Chinese Company After 2016”

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/03/14/james-comer-treasury-reports-show-biden-family-made-millions-chinese-company-after-2016/

    “The Biden family business received a $3 million wire transfer from a Chinese energy company and subsequent payments after President Joe Biden left the vice presidency in 2017, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) announced upon receiving suspicious activity reports from the Treasury this week.

    U.S. banks have flagged over 150 SARs from Hunter and James Biden that included “large” amounts of money flagged for further review. According to a 2020 Senate report, SARs “often contain evidence of potential criminal activities, such as money laundering and fraud.”

    “According to bank documents we’ve already obtained, we know one company owned by a Biden associate received a $3 million dollar wire from a Chinese energy company two months after Joe Biden left the vice presidency,” Comer said in a statement. “Soon after, hundreds of thousands of dollars in payouts went to members of the Biden family.”

    Keep digging.

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  3. Remember, they weren’t coming for your gas stove, until they did.

    Next up, those other Earth killing appliances.

    “Manufacturers, Customers Lash Out at Biden’s ‘Climate Friendly’ Washing Machine Regulations

    “When you’re squeezing all you can out of the efficiency in terms of electricity use and water … you by definition either make the appliance worse or slower.””

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/03/manufacturers-customers-lash-out-at-bidens-climate-friendly-washing-machine-regulations/

    “Manufacturers and customers are ticked the Biden administration wants to force energy-efficient washing machines on everyone.

    It sounds nice, but the machines would use less water, which means longer washing times and probably stinkier clothes.

    Also, if you use less water and have to redo the wash, doesn’t that mean you use the same amount of water you would have used in the first place?

    The proposal came out in February. The Energy Department wants machines to use less water to “confront the global climate crisis.”

    Manufacturers claim the new regulations would “reduce cleaning performance to ensure their machines comply, leading industry giants such as Whirlpool said in public comments on the rule.” The washing machines and detergent would become more expensive while clothes are not so clean.

    The Energy Department argued the manufacturers won’t have to sacrifice “stain removal and other performance standards.” Common sense says otherwise:

    For the Heritage Foundation’s Travis Fisher, however, manufacturer concerns over the proposal are justified.

    “When you’re squeezing all you can out of the efficiency in terms of electricity use and water … you by definition either make the appliance worse or slower,” said Fisher, who serves as a senior research fellow at the foundation’s Center for Energy, Climate, and Environment. “Why are we so focused on the energy output, as opposed to if it’s helping me wash my clothes? That standard has kind of gone off the rails.”

    Beyond the performance standard debate, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers argued that the Energy Department’s washing machine regulations “would have a disproportionate, negative impact on low-income households” by eliminating cheaper appliances from the market. The Energy Department estimates that manufacturers will incur nearly $700 million in conversion costs to transition to the new machines.

    American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow James Coleman told Fox News Digital: “Like many efficiency standards, the government claims that although these standards will raise the cost of appliances, they are justified because they will reduce consumer spending on energy & water even more. Of course, if that were true, consumers would likely buy more efficient appliances anyway, given that studies show consumers consider energy and water costs. If consumers do fully consider what they will pay on energy in their individual circumstances, then the standards would, on-net, harm consumers.”

    The Energy Department didn’t refute the higher costs affecting lower-income households.”

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    Next up, your Earth killing dryer…..

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  4. Idiocy is the official religion in Canada now too, just like the US.

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  5. Don’t forget your bracket.

    Sadly for some of you, Tucker did not make the tournament. 😦

    But the grifting clown formerly known as David French did.

    He’s a lock for the Final 4 at least.

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  6. The thing the establishment/RINO types hate most about Tucker is he exposes them too, not just the left. Most candidates answered reasonably, but what they said doesn’t match the rhetoric from McConnel and company.

    Click and keep reading for the rest.

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  7. California’s Teacher of the Year is a child molester.

    Because they’re ruled by clowns….

    “California ‘Teacher of the Year’ faces 14 charges in child sexual abuse case”

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-03-10/california-teacher-of-the-year-hit-with-14-charges-in-child-sexual-abuse-case

    “A teacher in National City who won a Teacher of the Year award in August was arrested and booked into county jail for an “inappropriate relationship” with a 13-year-old former student, police said.

    Jacqueline Ma, 34, was a teacher at Lincoln Acres Elementary in National City — just south of San Diego — where she taught fifth and sixth grades.

    On Monday, a “concerned parent” reached out to the National City Police Department saying she was afraid her 13-year-old was being treated inappropriately by Ma, according to a news release.

    The next day, detectives developed probable cause to arrest the teacher.

    She was booked into jail on “numerous felony charges” and was released on bail, according to police.

    Detectives continued to investigate and rearrested Ma on Thursday, charging her with additional felonies in the case.

    She is now being held without bail at Las Colinas Detention Facility.

    Police did not release details on the suspected criminal activity because the alleged victim is a minor.

    The teacher is charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

    She is also charged with two counts of committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child.

    Finally, Ma is charged with attempting to dissuade a witness from testifying.

    National School District Supt. Leighangela Brady said at a school board meeting Wednesday that the community was trying to process the “unthinkable situation.”

    Ma had been a teacher in the district since 2013 and had a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in education, both from UC San Diego, according to her Teacher of the Year profile in the San Diego Union Tribune.

    The award was announced last year by the San Diego County Office of Education.”

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  8. Save the planet!

    Or something…..

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  9. Because that’s exactly what they did.

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  10. Malicious prosecution and corrupt judges. This is DC justice.

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  11. Dems created this problem.

    They think ignoring that fact will shield them from responsibility.

    It doesn’t.

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  12. The old two-tiered justice system strikes again.

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  13. Trash in, trash out.

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  14. Well, if they do banking right…

    People in the land of 10,000 plus lakes do not need more water-conserving machines at the moment. Not to say we don’t have droughts in certain areas at certain times. One size does not fit well in our large nation, as the Founding Fathers said. Nothing has changed and a whole lot of mothers would agree.

    My ‘more efficient’ machines wring the clothes very, very well. So well that I cannot wash certain items without them losing bits and pieces. The time already in both the newer washer and dishwasher has been much increased. The time in the clothes dryer is shortened, unless one cannot even use the wringer, so whatever is soaked, but at least in one piece. Of course, those who make laws and orders concerning these things have no idea what is good or bad. I doubt they ever use these machines.

    Having clothes wear out faster does little to improve the so-called carbon footprint. Etc.

    Long live innovation and the freedom to choose!

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  15. 6:48am – Wag the Dog

    This story is setting a tone to start the fear mongering (false flag). The real stories are: A judge orders JPMorgan to provide Jeffrey Epstein’s banking info to reveal clients, and the House has subpoenaed BofA for Joe & Hunter’s bank accounts… it’s all going to finally come out…

    So far, Obiden’s plan is working, and the destruction of the country continues. This is what we get when we choose to “move on” from a stolen election – weakness and corruption to the core.

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  16. More on the above at 7:54….

    Move along, nothing to see here….

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  17. This is how you do it.

    Give these predators no quarter.

    CONTENT WARNING!!!!

    Of course the usual suspects will attack you for it. Wear that as a badge of honor.

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  18. Justice?

    Not. At. All.

    “J6 defendant who walked into Capitol through an open door, spent less than a minute inside and left when asked by a Capitol Cop, faces prison”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/03/j6_defendant_who_walked_into_capitol_through_an_open_door_spent_less_than_a_minute_inside_and_left_when_asked_by_a_capitol_cop_faces_prison.html

    “By any standard, the treatment of January 6 defendants has been a disgrace to the Department of Justice, the DC federal bench, and the Constitution. Scores of people have been held in inhumane conditions in the DC Gulag, denied their constitutional right to speedy trial, and denied access to exculpatory evidence. The blanket media coverage excoriating them as “violent insurrectionists” has prevented these constitutional outrages from becoming a national scandal.

    But there is a chance, a small chance, that the release of CCTV Capitol video by Speaker McCarthy may change the national consensus (other than in conservative media) that there is nothing to see here, they are getting what they deserve. One such instance powered by the video release is the case of Daniel Goodwin, who faces federal prison via DOJ prosecutors. Goodwin’s crime was simply walking through an open door into the Capitol, spending less than a minute inside, and immediately leaving when asked to do so by a Capitol

    Goodwin (in red cap) heading out the door after 35 seconds in the Capitol

    Last night, Tucker Carlson presented the video and spoke to Goodwin and his lawyer: (transcript via Grabien)

    “One of the things we learned, maybe the main thing we learned when we finally got access to thousands of hours of surveillance footage that the January 6th Committee had been hiding is that some people the media told you were terrorists, they were terrorists, needed to go to prison, and who did go to prison, actually never committed terrorism of any kind. Just the opposite. They just kind of wandered through the Capitol Building. That’s true of Jacob Chansley, the so-called QAnon shaman who people in the media told you should be killed. But he’s hardly the only one. This is video of a man called Daniel Goodwyn walking through the Capitol through an open door on January 6, 2021 at exactly 3:32 P.M. That is long after the doors were breached. Now, we got this video, the one you’re watching now, from the speaker of the House’s office earlier this month. Mr. Goodwyn’s attorney tells us that the legal team was also provided this video. In it you can clearly see that Goodwyn was inside for less than a minute. When he was asked to leave, he left. So, there’s no dispute about any of that. It’s all on tape. But the DoJ is still trying to send Daniel Goodwyn to prison. In the meantime, they have completely wrecked his life. Daniel Goodwyn joins us now, along with his lawyer Carol Stewart. Thanks to both of you for coming on. First to you, Daniel. Your story, I think, is similar to the story of many people in your position, but just give us a sense of what the federal government has done to you for the crime of wandering around the Capitol for one minute and leaving when asked.”
    GOODWYN: “Thanks for having me on, Tucker. Yeah, what they’ve done is, I had to spend about a month incarcerated pre-trial and then about a year in pre-trial home confinement. I was facing 20 years and now I’m still facing one year.”
    Carlson: “You’re facing a full year in prison for that?”
    GOODWYN: “That’s right. I was in there for less than a minute.”
    Carlson: “And I just want to be as fair and transparent as possible. Is there anything you’re leaving out? Did you commit vandalism? Did you hurt anyone?”
    GOODWYN: “It’s actually in the documents that I even said I didn’t steal anything, I didn’t break anything, you know, I didn’t hurt anyone or anything like that.”
    Carlson: “So, I mean, how is what they’re doing to you allowed in this country? You seem like a political prisoner. What would be another name for it?”
    GOODWYN: “Political hostage, because prisoners have rights. They have taken many of our rights away as January 6ers.”
    Carlson: “It’s disgusting.”

    Here is the video:”

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  19. Doubling down on stupid, and now we taxpayers bail them out.

    This is the Democrat’s financial policy in a nutshell.

    “Silicon Valley Bank Doubled Down on Far-Left Policies Despite Hundreds of Millions in Losses”

    https://amgreatness.com/2023/03/14/silicon-valley-bank-doubled-down-on-far-left-policies-despite-hundreds-of-millions-in-losses/

    “In the aftermath of the catastrophic collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), new details have emerged revealing just how much the bank continued to double down on far-left “diversity” policies despite previously suffering losses to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

    As reported by Just The News, the transcript of an investors’ call that took place last July shows that some major investors were beginning to voice their concerns about the bank prioritizing politics over investors’ returns. While representatives from SVB used the call to boast about the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) measures as well as its commitment to gay pride, J.P. Morgan official Steve Alexopoulos demanded answers on one particularly devastating quarter’s losses.

    “So if we look at the $137 million of investment losses, which are detailed on Page 7, that declines a bit more than we’ve seen in other periods, right, is over 8%, typically you’re like 2% to 3%,” Alexopolous said. “Can you walk us through the three buckets, so we can understand that a bit better?”

    In response to Alexopoulos’ concerns, SVB’s President and CEO Greg Becker, simply said “I believe and I certainly hope we’ve kind of gotten down to the floor. No guarantees, but this is just a flavor for how we’ve approached the securities portfolio.”

    Following SVB’s collapse over the weekend, the bank has been forcibly placed under the control of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Becker now faces multiple lawsuits over his mishandling of investors’ finances. The collapse of SVB, which was estimated to have at least $209 billion in assets at the time of its failure, is the second-largest bank failure in U.S. history, only behind the 2008 financial crash.

    Since SVB’s failure, several commentators have pointed out that the collapse was most likely due to financial mismanagement, with the far-left politics contributing to such incompetence due to prioritizing policy agendas over smart financial decisions.

    “We knew it was financially mismanaged, but oh my gosh, this is probably the most woke bank in existence of mankind — or it was the most woke bank,” said Joel Griffith, financial fellow at the Heritage Foundation. “We should recognize the primary cause of this bank going belly up was just gross financial mismanagement. They took depositors’ money, and they put this in long term debt investments at record low interest rates, and as any financial risk manager knows, if you have interest rates that increase, the value of those debt assets are actually going to decline.”

    SVB’s collapse also led to the collapse of at least two other banks: Signature Bank in New York, and Silvergate Bank in California. The banking industry as a whole has seen a massive plunge in its stock market value since Monday as a result of the crisis, generating fears that the current recession in the United States could get even worse.”

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    They wanted to make it easier to do just this type of activity.

    “Failed Banks Previously Lobbied to Loosen Banking Regulations”

    https://amgreatness.com/2023/03/15/failed-banks-previously-lobbied-to-loosen-banking-regulations/

    “According to The Hill, both Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the New York-based Signature Bank had lobbied for a 2018 bill called the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which ultimately became law. The law made the banks and other banks of their size and caliber exempt from stringent stress testing and capital requirements that had previously been implemented in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

    The bill had passed through Congress with bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Donald Trump. It dictated that banks worth $250 billion or less in assets were not “systemically important,” and thus made them immune from strict oversight reviews conducted by the Federal Reserve.

    Both SVB and Signature Bank’s lobbyists insisted that neither of them were a systemic risk to the nation’s economy or the banking industry. However, upon the collapse of both banks on Sunday, federal regulators who intervened to protect their customers claimed that the collapses did indeed represent systemic threats to the economy.

    Back in 2015, SVB’s CEO Greg Becker testified before the U.S. Senate, claiming that his bank “does not present systemic risks.”

    “These new burdens and the related compliance costs and necessary management time and other human resources are significant,” Becker said to Congress, “and will require us to divert resources and attention from making loans to small and growing businesses that are the job creation engines of our country, even though our risk profile would not change.”

    It was Becker himself who suggested that Congress raise the threshold from $50 billion or less in assets to $250 billion; SVB ultimately had around $209 billion in assets at the time of its collapse, thus making it the second-largest bank failure in American history, only behind the 2008 crash and subsequent recession.”

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  20. Looks like we finally get a look at which corporations backed the farce known as BLM.

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/claremont-institute-announces-blm-database-track-funding-organization-related

    “This online dashboard tracks corporate contributions and pledges to the BLM movement and related causes,” the group announced. “BLM and its manifold extensions engineered one of the most successful grifts in American history, to the tune of $82.9 billion.”

    The database is searchable by contributor, recipients, and contributor location.

    Athletic wear company Adidas gave $120 million to various organizations that promote black and Latino groups.

    Another top-of-the-list contribution is a $600,000 donation to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund from 343 Industries, the developers of the hit video game franchise Halo.

    The Center for the American Way of Life claims to have identified more than $80 billion in contributions to BLM or related causes across hundreds of companies.”

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    Grifting pays well as you can see.

    The database is here.

    https://dc.claremont.org/blm-funding-database/

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  21. Enjoy peasants!

    You paid for that!

    “Silicon Valley Bank and Joe Biden’s $19 Trillion Monday
    His latest bailout is a solution for him now and a problem for us later.”

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-bidens-19-trillion-monday-svb-bailout-deposit-guarantee-fdic-fed-student-loan-too-big-to-fail-7e2de130?mod=opinion_featst_pos1

    “Your bank deposits are safe from bank failures. They aren’t safe from inflation.

    We will never know if there would have been a generalized run on the nation’s banks, at least the small and medium-size banks the public perceives as not too big to fail. But notice that the giant rout in bank stocks on Monday came after, not before, Washington stepped in with funding help and an implicit universal deposit guarantee in the wake of the federal seizure of California’s struggling Silicon Valley Bank and New York’s Signature Bank.

    If Monday’s rout in bank stocks further spooked uninsured depositors, it was just one more way government was working against itself. Shareholders had reason for fright as the government suddenly and unilaterally rewrote the terms of their investments. In essence, out of the blue, the risks that large, sophisticated uninsured depositors had willingly accepted were shifted to bank shareholders and U.S. taxpayers so Joe Biden could have a pleasanter start to his week than otherwise would have been the case.

    One bird has flown, and that’s moral hazard, or the idea that bailouts only encourage the behavior that makes bailouts necessary. Don’t buy the claim that bank shareholders and CEOs are being taught a lesson. By guaranteeing all deposits, government actually makes banks an even more attractive source of funding for swing-for-the-fences bets by politically adroit, high-rolling bank entrepreneurs and executives.

    This problem regulation will then try to solve by dictating which bets banks can make with customer deposits. Somehow the necessary clairvoyance is never found and bank failures keep happening. In a weekend, dispensed with has been a guardrail that served the economy well. As the title of a 1986 paper by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank succinctly put it: “Uninsured deposits [are] a source of market discipline.”

    The ability to fail was also once a strength of the U.S. economy, and that includes banks testing out new business models (i.e., aside from trying to be too big to fail).

    The government doesn’t actually eliminate failure; it transfers the risk to itself. With enough risk transference, government’s own solvency and ability to maintain the value of its currency are placed at risk. We aren’t there yet but hard to miss are whispers that the Fed should now back off its inflation fight to support the administration’s priority of avoiding any more politically noisome bank failures.”

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    But no mean tweets at least, right?

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  22. Doubtful a damaged drone will cause WWIII. I’m sure there have been countless near-misses since the Ukraine conflict broke out. US/NATO intelligence is central to Ukraine planning. The interesting question is will the Russians be able to recover it and will they be able to find anything of value. I’m sure there’s a self destruct button on most drones. All of this makes me wonder if the Russians did on purpose – send a message and to recover US tech.

    The Brietbart headline is misleading – it states the Biden family business received a 3 million wire but later in the article it states it was a company owned by a Biden associate. Then some Biden family members received thousands. Sure it’s still sketchy but this is hack journalism – it’s sketchy enough without the misleading headline.

    As for corruption, do you really think the Republican led committees want to weed out corruption. The US Congress has long been on the take – the fastest and easiest way to become a millionaire; get elected and set up a PAC. Exposing the Biden family only is just a tactic by the Republicans party to ensure the spoils are for them.

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  23. When a company complains about gov’t rules hurting the consumer, I always wonder what is their real motivation . In this case, new energy efficiency rules will benefit European manufacturers. German appliances are far more effecient than North America or China can produce. Their washer/dryer combos can fit under the kitchen counter next to the dishwasher. They use less water and energy yet have the same if not better results. As for durable clothing – buy smart not cheap. My used dress pants from ValuVillage last much longer than anything I get from Walmart.

    Competing against the Germans under new rules will force North American companies to modernize production and they’ve been cutting expenses to the bone while making the shareholders rich. The Anglo-American capitalist model goes by quarterly results not long term planning. The Germans due to consumer needs and gov’t rules have been long ahead of the curve and are always willing to invest in production and labour.

    As for the consumer, German machines cost more but are far better than North American and Chinese machines. For those in the upper middle class and above, this is the perfect long term investment if you plan to live in the same house for 25-30 years. As for the rest of us, used machines will become available. Most of the poor and renters use laundromats.

    The problem with poverty is that it’s expensive. You need a new pair of boots – you can only afford a $50 pair. Meanwhile the rich can afford a $200 pair. Because of the quality you need to buy a new pair every year. Four years later the rich guy still has his boots but you are buying the fifth pair. Appliances work the same way – you can only afford the cheap brands which break down quickly, cost more in water and energy, and are generally poor at the task. Meanwhile the upper middle class are using a premium German brand for as long as they are in the house, using less water and energy and get far better results. In the end the poor spend more money.

    The most efficient dishwasher – your kid or yourself. Dishwashers are a horrible waste.

    The most efficient dryer is a clothes line. That being said, I use the dryer.

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  24. If the hack journalist on twitter had been more honest about the Canadian Cancer Society she would have published the paragraphs above her screencap. In that paragraph, they address post-op trans cancer needs – if you have bottom surgery, there’s a very small chance you will develop cancer in the tissue used to create a cervix/vagina and trans should include this in any cancer screening with their health care povider and as part of their post-op pelvic care. Sure it’s bizarre enough but the tweet is definitely misleading.

    A hack journalism bracket without breitbart, julie kelly, aimee teress, etc.? And no Tucker Carlson – you can’t be taking him seriously anymore. The Dominion lawsuit is exposing FOX and its hosts as lying for the ratings. Carlson was angry at a FOX staffer for fact checking – apparently fact checking would hurt the stock price. Hack journalism at its finest – anything for a buck.

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  25. Carlson’s bit on Ukraine creates a strawman and then positions deSantis and Trump as the reasonable alternative. Listening to the Republican canididates, their position isn’t too far away from current policy – support Ukraine, limit the conflict to Ukraine, push for negotiated peace, and degrade the Russian military. The West is getting far more value from Ukraine than the millions they wasted in the middle east on unreliable allies in the last decades. Its rare to have all types of liberal democracies united on foreign policy – Anlgo-Americans, Rhine Model, and the Nordic Model; all agree on support for Ukraine.

    The China comments were an interesting distraction. Taiwan has its own armaments industry and is in no way harmed by NATO weapon depletion. The US also has its own reserves in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines which they haven’t touched. And the present Ukrainian conflict has US allies in the area increasing their military spending. China doesn’t want the war to go on; its support of Russia is depleting its own military stocks as well as North Korea.

    The lady from South Dakota is correct – continued support for sanctions will motivate the authoratarians of the world to seek an alterative to the US dollar as the reserve curremcy and for the current international trade and monetary mechanisms. However, China and the US are so interwined economically that for China to embrace a different monetary system will leave many of China’s elites with useless American dollars – self-interest will win out here.

    Since its been established that Carlson like Murdoch is motivated by green not red or blue, why is he skewing the Ukraine discussion?

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  26. So GavinNewsome has ties with SVB …accounts and that little 100,000 dollar donation made to his wife’s charity? All the while soliciting the feds to fix the mess….move along nothing to see here😳

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  27. Julie Kelly never ceases to amuse me, how can she continue to act so astonished by the standard operating procedure of the FBI, DOJ and the judicial system in general? I’m sure Tucker will portray all J6 prisoners as innocently taking a tourist stroll through the capitol – you know when it was closed, heavily damaged and forcibly entered. They couldn’t wait til the capitol was open for tourists? But hey, its about the green for Carlson and I’m sure he’s getting the ratings.

    The video about “catch and release” is weird – we have no idea who is saying to the arrested they will be released. DC has a no cash bail system, however, if you are deemed a flight risk or a risk to the public, you will be denied bail and even if you are released there are stipulations. I’m quite sure the videographer is wrong – if you are an activist outside of DC and you assault a cop, you’re probably staying in pre-trial detention. Apparently 94 percent of those charged are released pending a trial.

    Carlson’s bit about being arrested for a meme is just off. Mackey delibrately interefered with an election; sure only the really gullible will believe it but it still is giving misleading information to voters to deny their vote. Its not too different from using an autodialer to tell people a poll station has been moved. Is the prosecution four years late? Sure, but there was no political interference to delay the charges, right?

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/social-media-influencer-charged-election-interference-stemming-voter-disinformation-campaign

    Speaking of a hack bracket; I see Andy Ngo is still around finding Antifa everywhere. I thought we established that the FBI and the DOJ had undercover agents everywhere initiating the violent behavior at demonstrations. I’m sure the rest were just tourists visiting the campus.

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  28. Time for another bailout – its been 15 years we’re about due….. I blame all administrations since Nixon; Obama should have reinstated the regulations put in place by FDR so we don’t need to go through this again.

    No surprise Newsom had money in the bank nor that his wife had connections. The wealthy are a small group and all know each other. I’m sure Republicans are busy trying to hide their affiliations to failing banks. No money for health care but always have time to print money for the rich. Federal deposit insurance is 200K per account and that’s all the federal gov’t should reimburse.

    I’ve watched far too much Carlson today – his voice is annoying. Granted banks and private corporations in general waste alot of money on seminars, wokeness, team building, etc ., the core problem for the banks involved was simple incompentence, a rise in interest rates, and a failure for both banks and gov’t to learn from 2008. And every business cycle banks will continue to fail until FDR era regulations are bank and the neo-con ideology will be finally taken out with the trash. (interesting to note; the public sector always gets criticized for waste but according to collegues who’ve worked both sectors, the private sector spends a lot of money needlessly; wine tasting, axe throwing, vineyard tours, charity galas, etc)

    Pence is being hypocritical – he had no problem using Trump nor being used by Trump, but now he wants to restore his name? I’m sure his advisers did enough surveys to say there was room in the primaries for an anti-Trump canidate.

    Sometimes when I read US news on wokeness – I think I’m at work. Both sides need to grow up. Stupid lyrics won’t hurt kids – they probably write similar lines. On the other hand, why do adults still enjoy middle school humor?

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  29. I think it is the omission of Newsome to disclose his ties and then asking the government to come to the rescue. Sure we have to bank somewhere right? But in line with sleezy politician, you could find him as the definition of such in any dictionary….along with his aunt, the President, every stinking Democrat and some Republicans I am certain.

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  30. So anyone who has half a brain knows Michael Knowles didn’t say what she says he said. And she is making this a hot topic saying not one single Republican admonished him for “saying it”….because he didn’t!!!!
    But oh let us just poopoo what Jane Fonda said about murder….”oh come on I was kidding”….I saw the clip…no she wasn’t….

    He said “transgenderism must be eradicated from public life.”

    He did NOT say transgender people must be eradicated like Karine Jean-Pierre falsely claimed. But that the false ideology that the leftists in our society teach, that is what must be eradicated.

    In other words we must fight back against this false ideology, teaching that people cannot actually switch genders. And the reason we must fight back against it is primarily for the children. Suicide is going to skyrocket when these children are allowed to have their sex organs removed, their physiology changed and then they suddenly realize they’ve made a huge mistake and can’t go back to the way they were.

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  32. Ben Saase is another Uni-party war hawk on Ukraine. And his description of of the political divide is not very perceptive. I hope he’s better at running a university, than he was at public politics.

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  33. How different is it to eradicate transgender from public life or to just eradicate the transgender? Some will argue that this is the same.

    Mental health and suicide among youth is a serious issue but those with an agenda make it worse. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle; transgenderism is all over the internet. You can’t eradicate it. Proscuting drag queens and teachers won’t work. The first step is to drop the profit motive to the entire situation. Second the state needs to step up – gender dysphoria occurs in those who are on the spectrum, have been abused or are actually trans. Provide counselling. Remove the political parties; treat each case individually. If we reduce transgenderism to a drag show with dirty lyrics that need to be banned, suicide rates will increase whether surgery occurs or not.

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  34. DJ – it might be the mild winter, but my gas bill has definitely not exceeded my mortgage costs.

    Debra – I’m not a big fan of US overseas adventures. However, Ukraine is not the middle east or latin america. Its liberal democracy vs authoritarianism.

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  35. HRW, my friend and her family’s gas bill last month was over $1,000. They managed to get approval from the Gas Co to pay it in four installments.

    Mine last month was over $600. I had to pay mine in two payments, juggling paychecks, but managed to get the last payment in the day before the month ended and it was due.

    This month, it’s “only” $400.

    The costs are becoming prohibitive for many middle-class families with just modest single-family homes.

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  36. We are scheduled (that we is all in Georgia) to get a $23 refund on our electric bill for March. But then the Georgia Power Company plans to do a rate hike of around $23 per month. Just weird.

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  37. @8:06 LOL. Yep. The war hawks stand together. You can have the guy who stands with Ukraine. I want the guy who will take the heat to stand with the people of the USA.

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  38. Ben Sasse is a traitorous clown. He’s a uni-party fraud, so no surprise that some would favor that type yet again.

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