I am a bit burned out and I need time to recuperate. Also, I have some other things I need to work on, including developing some other revenue…
"All of life is a second chance." -- Michael Rivero
Actor and former California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently described heaven as “some fantasy.”
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against former President Donald Trump heated up again this week.
Law enforcement sources revealed a “supervising detective” assisting Bragg’s case against Trump has been suspended for his contact with Michael Cohen, who previously served as Trump’s lawyer and has become adversarial to the 45th president.
“Jeremy Rosenberg, who investigates financial crimes for Bragg, had his gun removed recently for his interactions with Cohen, the sources claimed. A law enforcement source said Bragg’s office is looking at how Rosenberg shared communications about Cohen with the office,” New York Post reported. “Rosenberg also assisted in the prosecution of Steve Bannon in the alleged $15 million border-wall fundraising scam, for which Trump pardoned him. He did not return a call for comment.”
“The office is conducting a review of an investigator’s compliance with internal office protocols,” a Bragg spokeswoman said.
The federal judge who issued a temporary block on portions of Florida’s law protecting children from life-damaging medical treatments in the name of so-called gender-affirming care has a history of thwarting the Sunshine State’s conservative movement.
A three-judge federal appeals court in Georgia has rejected an administration request for permission to keep releasing illegal migrants into Americans’ society via the parole pathway.
The rejection is a win for Florida’s Attorney General — Ashley Moody — because it narrows the parole gateway that President Joe Biden’s pro-migration border chief is using to let poor economic migrants compete against Americans for jobs, housing, and school attention.
Damon Atkins, a Christian, was arrested this past weekend during a ‘Pride‘ event in Reading, Pennsylvania, for reading the Bible aloud, causing significant controversy over First Amendment rights.
Atkins, who was standing on the outskirts of the Pride event, was reading from 1 Corinthians 14:33, a verse that speaks of peace, when law enforcement intervened and arrested him. “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints,” the verse reads.
In under a minute of standing on the sidewalk, Atkins found himself in handcuffs.
The January 6th riot has been a source of controversy since its occurrence over two years ago but details continue to come out after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently turned over security footage to certain journalists like John Solomon and Julie Kelly.
Those journalists are working to release meaningful footage from that day that previously never saw the light of day. John Solomon recently released footage of a door on the West side of the Capitol building that was left open and basically unguarded on that day. This breach of security allowed some 300 persons to flow into the building without major obstacles even as other entries were jealously guarded by Capitol police, according to Just the News.
The footage confirms concerns raised by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) which were unduly dismissed by the Democratic-controlled House January 6th Committee. Johnson told Just the News that "Some people did enter the Capitol, not by committing acts of violence, but were literally let in."
Johnson previously pointed out that police did not appear to be concerned over the breach. He wrote a letter back on June 10, 2021, to the Capitol police that "Over the span of a 14-minute period, approximately 309 unauthorized individuals entered the Capitol on January 6 through the upper west terrace doors. At approximately 2:26 p.m. on January 6, a security camera showed a male inside the Capitol attempting to open one of the upper west terrace doors to exit the building. This unauthorized individual, who was by himself at the time, walked through a narrow hallway to the double doors and attempted to exit through the left door by pushing the door’s crash bar."
He further wrote that "[t]he door did not open and the individual turned around and walked back through the hallway and away from the doors. Approximately seven minutes later, at 2:33 p.m., security footage showed five unauthorized individuals walking down the same hallway, past a police officer."
Senator Johnson recalled that the police never responded to his observations with answers. He noted, "[w]e do not have, we don't know the truth...And what always haunts me is that history is written by the victors and we know the Democrats -- we know the liberal left -- wants to paint conservatives as potential domestic terrorists. I didn't see any armed insurrectionists there...There may have been a few insurrectionists in there but there weren't thousands of armed insurrectionists. And yet, that was a narrative that the left wanted to push. They continue to push it. It's just dishonest."
House conservatives exacted revenge on Tuesday for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's alleged capitulation on the debt ceiling crisis.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus voiced their anger with McCarthy after he reached a deal with President Joe Biden, which he signed into law on Saturday. Some members of the caucus believed that McCarthy violated the power-sharing agreement he made with conservatives to win the speakership in January, leading at least one to threaten to remove McCarthy as speaker.
But instead of a motion to vacate the chair, House conservatives blindsided Republican leaders by temporarily sinking legislation to protect gas stoves.
In a 220-206 vote, about a dozen House conservatives joined forces to block a resolution to establish the rules for voting on the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act and Save Our Stoves Act, despite principally supporting the bills.
“Hey, it’s Tucker Carlson,” begins the first installment of a video broadcast posted to Twitter on Tuesday evening.
Four refreshing words signaling a return to truth in broadcasting that could only be found on Elon Musk’s social media platform. Carlson compares his new show to Cold War-era broadcasting, saying that he hopes it “will be the shortwave radio under the blankets.”
And from there, the former Fox News icon immediately dives into a scathing commentary of the West’s unwavering support for Ukraine.
Carlson addressed reports yesterday that the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine was breached, causing extensive flooding, and resulting in a torrent of media analysis claiming that Russia was behind the attack. He remains skeptical, however.
Using his trademark sarcastic delivery, Carlson cast aspersions upon Ukraine and insinuated that they may have been behind the attack.
Webmaster addition: I would look for similarities between the Kakhovka Dam and the Nord Stream Pipeline bombing!
In fact, we know this from experience learned the hard way at the hands of our own government.
So why is anyone surprised to learn that the FBI, one of the most power-hungry and corrupt agencies within the police state’s vast complex of power-hungry and corrupt agencies, misused a massive government surveillance database more than 300,000 times in order to target American citizens?
This is how the government operates, after all.
First, they seek out extraordinary powers acquired in the wake of some national crisis—in this case, warrantless surveillance powers intended to help the government spy on foreign targets suspected of engaging in terrorism—and then they use those powers against the American people.
According to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the FBI repeatedly misused Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in order to spy on the communications of two vastly disparate groups of Americans: those involved in the George Floyd protests and those who may have taken part in the Jan. 6, 2021, protests at the Capitol.
On Tuesday, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee James Comer (R-Ky.) revealed that a well-respected and credible FBI informant’s claims about Joe Biden being involved in a multi-million-dollar bribery scandal date as far back as 2017, with the information being actively kept from the public by the FBI.
According to Just The News, Comer made this revelation in an interview after having already reviewed the FD-1023 form that was filed in June of 2020, the first official record of the accusation that Biden was paid up to $5 million by a foreign nation to directly change U.S. foreign policy while he was Vice President.
Comer said that the FD-1023 itself made clear that the allegations were first made back in 2017, after President Donald Trump had been sworn into office; the concerns were raised once more between 2017 and 2020, with the official 1023 form being the third and final time the claims were formally made within the FBI. He also confirmed that the foreign nation in question is, in fact, the war-torn state of Ukraine.
“Yes, it is Ukraine,” said Congressman Comer, citing the document as evidence. “This form 1023 involves a business person from Ukraine, who allegedly sent a bribe, a substantial bribe to then-Vice President Joe Biden.” When asked who the businessperson was, Comer said the name was among the 10 percent of information in the document that was redacted by the FBI.
Webmaster addition: Soooooo ... Ukraine bribes the Vice President with $5 million, and when Biden becomes President, he sends Ukraine $113 billion. Not a bad deal at all! Except for the American people, of course.
This begs another question. Did Ukraine help rig the 2020 election to protect their "investment?"
Alex Soros, son of liberal billionaire George Soros, boasted of meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris on social media, drawing sarcastic reactions and questions from several social media users, including at least one Republican senator.
The younger Soros, who chairs the board of directors for his father's Open Society Foundations network, has maintained access to Biden's White House and top Democratic lawmakers.
The meeting with Harris further exemplifies his intimate connection to powerful left-wing politicians in the United States.
"Great to catch up with Madame Vice President, @KamalaHarris!" Alex said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
The New York Times has been forced to very, very belatedly deal with something which had long been obvious and known to many independent analysts and media outlets, but which has been carefully shielded from the mainstream masses in the West for obvious reasons.
The surprising Monday Times headline said that “Nazi Symbols on Ukraine’s Front Lines Highlight Thorny Issues of History.” This acknowledgement comes after literally years of primarily indy journalists and geopolitical commentators pointing out that yes indeed… Ukraine’s military and paramilitary groups, especially those operating in the east since at least 2014, have a serious Nazi ideology problem. This has been exhaustively documented, again, going back years. But the report, which merely tries to downplay it as a “thorny issue” of Ukraine’s “unique” “History” – suggests that the real problem for Western PR is fundamentally that it’s being displayed so openly. Ukrainian troops are being asked to cover those Nazi symbols please!–as Matt Taibbi sarcastically quipped in commenting on the report.
The British Library, a research library in London that is one of the two largest libraries in the world along with the Library of Congress, just had to get in on the act.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre downplayed President Joe Biden recently falling down while on stage during a graduation ceremony.
A 9/11 families group slammed the PGA Tour for announcing on Tuesday that it was merging with Saudi-backed LIV Golf, saying that they were betrayed by PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan.
CNN CEO Chris Licht will be leaving the media company just 16 months after being picked for the position.
Tucker Carlson inaugurated the return of his popular show on Tuesday, dropping the first episode of “Tucker on Twitter” after being taken off the air at Fox News in April.
The Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA) has launched a petition to end its state’s maiden voyage into school choice.
Monroe Lace, a man who identifies as a woman, won the Miss San Francisco pageant in March, qualifying the “beauty queen” to compete for the Miss California title next month. Lace is the first trans-identifying man to be crowned Miss San Francisco in the competition’s 99-year history.
The National Rifle Association on Wednesday moved to intervene in a legal challenge to the pistol brace rule being implemented under the Biden administration by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
The Aerospace Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled the hypersonic missile named Fattah.
The hypersonic missile has a range of 1,400 kilometers, hits speeds of Mach 13-15 and can breach and destroy all anti-missile shields.
Chief Commander of the IRGC Major General Hossein Salami, and the Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh were also at the ceremony
The precision-guided missile also features excellent maneuverability and stealth ability to pass through radar systems.
The Irish government is facing a backlash after reports broke of a proposal to kill off as many as 200,000 cows over the next three years in an effort to meet the country’s emissions reduction goals.
Last week, the Irish Independent reported on a government document describing plans for a potential cull of up to 65,000 dairy cows per year for the next three years. The paper reportedly obtained the documents from Ireland’s Department of Agriculture through a freedom of information request. In all, killing off 200,000 cows would wipe out about 10 percent of Ireland’s dairy cow population.
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture subsequently told the Irish Mirror the document describing the culling operation was part of a deliberation process as the department looks for ways to help Ireland meet its emissions reduction goals and “is not a final policy decision.” Still, the proposal has faced backlash from farming organizations.
“Reports like this only serve to further fuel the view that the government is working behind the scenes to undermine our dairy and livestock sectors,” Tim Cullinan, president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, told The Telegraph.
Over half a million people are expected to protest across France on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron's widely unpopular pension overhaul, according to Euronews. This will be the 14th day of nationwide demonstrations since January.
Trade unions are making one last attempt to pressure lawmakers to reverse Macron's move to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. Months of large protests have failed as union leaders are starting to get the memo:
"The game is about to end whether we like it or not," Laurent Berger, the leader of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor, the largest union in France, told The New York Times on Tuesday as he prepared to march in the streets of Paris.
Macron has argued that France's pension system is financially unsustainable due to too many retirees living longer.
The attack on the dam will impact a core Russian concern in Ukraine. Through the 250-mile-long Northern Crimean Canal, the Kakhovka Reservoir feeds water to the peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014. Before the invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin regularly issued demands to Kiev that irrigation systems supplying water to Crimea remain open.
But you should believe it was Putin, as Carlson explains:
"You've got to be lied to over a period of years to reach conclusions like that...and of course, we have been..."
Carlson then took the media to task for ignoring yesterday's "bombshell of the millennium,' in which a government whistleblower revealed that craft developed by non-human intelligence has been recovered by governments around the world in an 80-year race to reverse engineer materials for geopolitical advantages.
Webmaster addition: I must say my respect for Tucker has taken a hit with that UFO story.
Special Counsel John Durham’s final report faults the FBI for opening the Trump-Russia collusion investigation on baseless grounds and relying on Hillary Clinton-funded material to pursue it, all while ignoring a warning that Clinton was plotting to frame Trump as a Russian asset. Yet Durham does not address the Clinton campaign’s equally central tie to Russiagate’s other foundational allegation: that Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking Democratic party servers and releasing the material through Wikileaks to help elect Trump.
Durham’s silence on the Clinton team’s role in generating this unproven claim comes despite his unearthing of evidence that newly calls it into question.
Material obtained by Durham’s team shows that the Clinton campaign and its contractor, the cyber-firm CrowdStrike, stonewalled the FBI’s requests for critical data about the alleged Russian hack. Two key Clinton associates who were integral to the Russian hacking claim also appear to have perjured themselves before Congress.
RealClearInvestigations has pieced together these overlooked revelations through court documents connected to Durham’s probe, particularly his unsuccessful prosecution of Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann on a separate perjury charge.
Epps' unusual defenders make less and less sense...
He is one of the most consequential—and complicated—individuals involved in the events of January 6.
Ryan Samsel, then a 37-year-old Pennsylvania barber, drove to Washington on the morning of January 6, 2021 with his girlfriend to watch Donald Trump’s speech. Unable to hear the president, they walked east towards Capitol Hill where a large group, including members of the Proud Boys, had assembled.
Samsel soon found himself on the front lines of a protest the national media and Joe Biden immediately branded an “insurrection.” Video shows Samsel approaching a weak line of Capitol police officers and bike racks positioned on the west side of Capitol grounds shortly before 1 p.m., the time Congress convened a joint session to debate the results of the 2020 Electoral College vote certification.
Wearing a white hoodie underneath a jean jacket and a red “Make America Great Again” cap, Samsel appears to engage one of the officers guarding the large outdoor area that leads to the building.
Interactions between protesters and police got heated. The officer in front of Samsel shoved a bike rack with an “Area Closed” sign into a few protesters, including Samsel, who grabbed the fence. He then proceeded to remove his jacket and turn his hat backwards as if spoiling for a fight.
At that point, someone can be heard behind Samsel yelling, “hey, hey, hey!” A large man, also donning a red cap, grabbed Samsel’s right shoulder and pulled him away from the officer. The man spoke directly to Samsel then cupped his hand to whisper in his ear. Samsel immediately returned to the barricades, where a shoving match ensued. The racks and police were overrun—the individual who spoke to Samsel remained right behind him.
That man was Ray Epps.
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has introduced the first of four vending machines destined for drug-infested areas of the city. These machines provide free items like crack pipes, Narcan, and condoms, among other essentials.
The first public health vending machine operates at 1676 Broadway in Brooklyn. It's a big blue box stocked with naloxone -- a drug that can reverse overdoses, fentanyl test strips, hygiene kits, and safe sex kits. And it's considered by health officials to be the first line of defense to combat the city's out-of-control drug overdose crisis.
Anyone can use the vending machine. All someone has to do is enter their NYC zip code and pick if they want crack pipes, Narcan, and condoms (maybe this vending machine should be kept a secret from Hunter).
The Russian Ministry of Defence held a briefing last week where it provided an update on the analysis of alleged military and biological activities of the United States and its allies including Ukraine.
During the briefing, General Lieutenant Igor Kirillov mentioned the discovery of documentary evidence related to the activities of employees at the Biosphere Reserve in Askania Nova, in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.
The evidence indicated that the employees were studying migratory bird migration routes and transferring biological material abroad.
A task force comprising the Russian Ministry of Defence, the Federal Security Service, and Rosselkhoznadzor confirmed the collection and certification of avian influenza virus strains, specifically the H5N8 strain, which has the potential for epidemic spread and human transmission with a lethality rate of up to 40%.
Fights broke out Tuesday between a group of conservative protesters and left-wing counter-demonstrators outside a school board meeting in Glendale, California, that discussed LGBT issues in the curriculum.