Thought for the day

"If you want a true measure of the stupidity of a people, look to the leaders they follow." -- Voltaire

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said President Joe Biden can not be trusted because he lies all the time. In an interview Monday, the lawmaker from Wisconsin said Biden has a record of false and misleading statements, meaning his denial of politicizing the FBI can not be taken seriously.

“I don’t believe anything Joe Biden tells me,” stated the Republican. “We investigate his son Hunter and Joe Biden repeatedly said that he had never spoken to his son about overseas business deals. Now we know he spoke to him all the time about it.”

Johnson pointed to Biden’s past denial of knowing about his son Hunter Biden’s business deals with China and as one example of his lies. The senator added, the FBI is obviously being used to target Biden’s political opponents.

“So I don’t believe Joe Biden and I certainly don’t believe (Attorney General) Merrick Garland and the higher ups in the FBI,” Johnson continued. “They have been lying to the American public as well. They’ve been covering things up, so it’s obvious that the FBI has been politicized, the Department of Justice has. To me this is looking more and more like dispute over the President’s declassification authority. My understand is that the President is the ultimate of authority in terms of what is going to be declassified.”

Posted on: Aug 16 13:56

 A Minneapolis teachers union is stipulating that white teachers be laid off or reassigned before “educators of color,” allegedly “to remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination by the District.”

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 13:55

Total domestic box office gross revenues were above $11.3 billion in 2019, yet fell to $2.1 billion in 2020 as a result of COVID and the lockdown-induced recession, according to Box Office Mojo. Despite seeing a recovery to $4.5 billion in 2021 and $5.0 billion thus far in 2022, the number of new releases from production studios continues to lag.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 13:55

Cheney and Trump-endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman will battle it out for the Cowboy State’s only House seat on Tuesday —and Cheney is way behind in every available poll.

And Wyoming is Trump country.

“Trump won Wyoming by more than 40 points in 2020, and a recent poll conducted by the Casper Star-Tribune found Cheney was running 22 points behind Hageman, a natural resources litigator who has campaigned tirelessly throughout the state while Cheney has courted national media approval as vice chair of House Democrats’ Jan. 6 panel,” Just The News reports.

“Another poll found that just 15% of Wyoming Republicans are supporting Cheney in her reelection bid, while 98% of Wyoming Democrats planning to vote in the GOP primary support her.”

Cheney’s primary represents the last contest involving House GOP members who voted to impeach Donald Trump after Jan. 6. “Of the 10 impeachment Republicans in the House, four members retired, three lost their primaries, two prevailed, and Cheney appears headed for defeat,” Just The News adds.

Posted on: Aug 16 13:50

Chaya Raichik, the woman behind Libs of TikTok, has been accused of "supporting domestic terror."

"Chaya Raichik is [inciting] violence against LGBTQ kids and their allies. Chaya Raichik is supporting domestic terror. Chaya Raichik is spreading fear across the world and enabling hatred and slurs. Ban her. Now," Michael O'Brien, MD tweeted, while tagging Twitter Support.

"Why is this doctor obsessed with me," Libs of TikTok tweeted in response to O'Brien's post. "I'm not gonna date you @triplethreat_md," another tweet added.

Posted on: Aug 16 13:49

The study, co-authored by Shirley Beresford, senior associate dean and professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and co-author of the study, said: “Part of what makes this study important is that people who regularly drink soda or other sugary beverages tend to switch to artificially sweetened beverages to lose weight when the ideal is to substitute with water.”

This formation of blood clots in the small arteries is dangerous because it sets the stage for further complications such as stroke.

In fact, the findings showed that compared with women who consumed diet drinks less than once a week or not at all, women who consumed to or more per day were 23 percent more likely to have a stroke.

Posted on: Aug 16 13:48

Walt Disney Co. ( NYSE: DIS ) investors have expressed skepticism about current and fairly newly minted CEO Bob Chapek. The entertainment company has gone into decline over most of his tenure. Disney’s stock price has cratered, and the primary key to its future, which is its streaming video business, has shown signs of faltering. Nevertheless, Disney’s board has made the mistake of giving Chapek an extended contract.

Enter Dan Loeb of Third Point, an investment firm that preys on poor management. It has pressed for a reorganization of Disney’s streaming business. Loeb wrote “Disney’s costs are among the highest in the industry, and we believe Disney significantly underearns relative to its potential. We urge the Company to embark on a cost cutting program that addresses both margins and the disposal of excess underperforming assets.” He also asked for a “refresh” of Disney’s board. The request seems fair since some board members have served since before Chapek’s initial appointment.

Loeb wants ESPN spun off. The request has the strength of being reasonable. ESPN remains an odd asset when set side by side with Disney’s theme park, TV and movie businesses. Like many spin-offs, its value should be clearer when it stands alone.

Posted on: Aug 16 13:47

Bloomberg reporter and Apple specialist Mark Gurman theorized that advertisements will come to Apple Maps, and one day expand to Apple Books and Apple Podcasts.

Gurman reported that businesses could pay Apple to have their listings appear at the top of the search results.

A similar practice is already in action in the App Store, where developers pay to have their apps for games or services listed near the top in response to search terms.

The company also runs ads during streams of Major League Baseball games on their premium service Apple TV+.

Posted on: Aug 16 13:46

Democrats celebrated the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump’s private home in Mar-a-Lago.

Hillary Clinton even tried to cash in on the raid by selling merchandise mocking Donald Trump over her missing email servers.

But Hillary Clinton is fuming over what Ron DeSantis said about the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump.

Last Monday, armed FBI agents stormed Donald Trump’s private home in Mar-a-Lago while he was away in New York City.

The FBI claims it carried out the raid because of documents Donald Trump allegedly took with him from the White House that belong with the National Archives.

After nine hours of ransacking Trump’s home, agents left with 11 sets of allegedly classified documents.

Democrats and the left-wing press celebrated the news of FBI agents raiding Mar-a-Lago, believing it was part of the plan to stop him from running in 2024.

But Republicans rallied behind Donald Trump like never before, solidifying his support among the GOP.

Posted on: Aug 16 13:44

Well, this was a new line of bullsh*t from the FBI.

The latest warning from Chris Wray’s FBI is the threat of a dirty bomb.

Apparently, Trump supporters are going to fire off a dirty bomb.

That’s a new one.

The FBI released a bulletin on Friday warning of numerous threats including a dirty bomb threat.

Webmaster addition: Ray Epps, pick up your messages!

Posted on: Aug 16 13:41

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has agreed to allow 82 teachers suspected of submitting fake COVID-19 vaccination cards back on the payroll pending an internal review.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 12:45

 Starbucks is asking the National Labor Relations Board to suspend mail-in union elections after an election in the Kansas City area did not go its way.

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Posted on: Aug 16 12:44

Clay Travis discussed Alabama sorority recruitment and how a biological male who identifies as a woman decided to rush, but was rejected by all sororities.

“Good for them for standing up to this absurdity. Good for the women at the University of Alabama,” the OutKick founder said.

Posted on: Aug 16 12:17

A major law enforcement operation to locate and assist victims of human trafficking and related crimes resulted in the location of more than 200 victims during the first two weeks of August.

Operation Cross Country is a coordinated operation among the FBI, other federal agencies, state and local police, and social services agencies across the country to find and assist victims of human trafficking, particularly child victims.

“The initiative really just takes a concentrated period of time where we’re just focused on the problem of child sex trafficking,” said Section Chief Jose Perez, who oversees violent crime investigations in the FBI. “What we do is we sit down with our local partners and our task forces and identify certain areas where we know sex trafficking is prevalent, and we’ll dedicate resources and efforts to identify and remove victims from those areas.”

Posted on: Aug 16 12:11

Biden’s current Director of the CIA surrounded himself with CCP members in his last position at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Then again, Obama’s  CIA Director had connections to communism so what could go wrong? 

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 12:11

 As Americans are rightfully frustrated with the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago, the Biden administration is warning federal and local law enforcement about the possibility of “domestic terrorism.”

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 12:10

Los Angeles County reported Monday that over 27% of the signatures submitted on petitions to recall District Attorney George Gascón were invalid — after reporting that less than 1% of mail-in ballots were invalid in the 2020 election.

The county reported that it rejected 195,783 of the 715,833 signatures submitted, roughly 27.3%. The reasons given included that some voters were found to be unregistered; incorrect addresses were given; or signatures did not match those on file.

However, in January 2021, the county reported that less than 1% of the 3,422,585 vote-by-mail ballots submitted were rejected. The test for the validity of ballots is similar to that of petitions, involving checking signatures and addresses.

Given that the State of California mailed ballots to every voter on the rolls, rather than just to those who had requested them as in years past, there was a high likelihood of error; some voters reported receiving multiple ballots, often for prior residents. (These problems persisted in the 2021 recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom, as personally witness by this author.)

Yet the county reported that 99.38% of vote-by-mail ballots were accepted in 2020. The number of vote-by-mail ballots that were rejected due to inaccurate signatures (12,135) in the election was close to the number rejected for that reason in the recall petitions (9,490), though the number of signatures to be examined in the election was roughly five times greater.

Posted on: Aug 16 12:09

The RAF has effectively paused making job offers to white male recruits in favour of women and ethnic minorities to meet "impossible" diversity targets, defence sources have claimed.

The alleged move has prompted the head of recruitment for the Royal Air Force (RAF) - herself a senior female officer - to resign in recent days in protest amid concerns that any such restrictions on hiring, however temporary and limited, could undermine the fighting strength of the service, the sources said.

Posted on: Aug 16 12:08

Real science means looking at all sides of the data.

Posted on: Aug 16 12:07

The shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of “Rust” last year was an accident, New Mexico’s Office of Medical Investigator determined.

The medical investigator’s report, which was completed following an autopsy and a review of police reports, was made public Monday by the Santé Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

Prosecutors have yet to determine if any charges should be filed in the case as they review the latest reports, including from the FBI on the revolver and ammunition that were collected after the shooting.

They are also awaiting cellphone data from Baldwin’s legal team.

The medical investigator’s ruling led Baldwin’s lawyers to argue their client should not face charges connected to the “tragic accident” that killed Halyna Hutchins on Oct. 21. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was wounded in the shooting.

Posted on: Aug 16 11:19

Joe Biden’s Justice Department subpoenaed Trump’s former White House lawyer Eric Herschmann, Politico reported.

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Posted on: Aug 16 11:17

 A Texas Department of Family and Protective Services employee has been fired after encouraging a 14-year-old foster care youth to enter the sex trade.

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Posted on: Aug 16 11:17

Last June, Florida Representative Matt Gaetz informed millions of Americans for the first time during an appearance on Jesse Watters' show that the IRS has been loading up on guns and ammo for quite some time now - and that it's continued during the pro-gun control Biden administration. 

"Call me old-fashioned, but I thought the heaviest artillery an IRS agent would need would be a calculator. I imagine the IRS in green eyeshades and cubicles — not busting doors down and emptying Glock clips on our fellow Americans. Certainly it's troubling that in 2022 alone, the IRS has spent around $725,000 on ammunition. So here's the Biden plan: Disarm Americans, open the border, empty the prisons — but rest assured, they'll still collect your taxes, and they need $725,000 worth of ammunition, apparently, to get the job done," he told Watters.

"And there was a report that showed over a 10-year period, the IRS actually stockpiled $11 million worth of ammunition" he added.

Tucker Carlson also covered the story earlier this month after Gaetz introduced a bill to disarm the IRS, and noted in his coverage that the IRS had spent $20 million on guns and ammo between 2006-2019. 

PolitiFact's Jeff Cercone decided to cover the revelation in a fact check titled "No, Biden is not arming up the IRS with guns and ammunition."

Bizarrely, Cercone confirms the figures that Gaetz cited, but then arbitrarily decides it doesn't matter because the IRS has been doing this for a while, actually. "The division’s spending on ammunition this year is on par with previous years and less than what was spent a decade ago" writes Cercone, irrelevantly. Gaetz and Carlson both acknowledged that this spending wasn't unique to the Biden administration. 

Posted on: Aug 16 11:15

The beta male is real — and he has low testosterone and votes Democrat.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 11:11

 Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing told a judge Monday that they have rejected plea deals that would have resulted in three-year prison sentences, setting the stage for a trial in October.

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Posted on: Aug 16 11:10

Asha Rangappa, a CNN analyst and former special agent with the FBI, received blowback after apparently equating a pilot saying ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ to one announcing their allegiance to ISIS.

The problem began when left-wingers had a collective meltdown over the weekend, after a journalist claimed that a pilot for Southwest Airlines on a Friday morning flight from Houston to Albuquerque concluded announcements over the intercom with the mundane phrase.

‘Let’s go Brandon’ represents a more palatable euphemism for a more vulgar phrase: ‘F*** Joe Biden.’

Posted on: Aug 16 11:01

The details of Monday’s FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, keep getting more interesting.

Bruce Reinhart, the federal magistrate judge who signed off on the search warrant for Trump’s residence donated to former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and at one point, went from prosecutor to defense attorney to defend individuals connected to financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Posted on: Aug 16 11:00

House Republicans on Monday sent letters to top officials in the Biden administration demanding they preserve and hand over documents related to the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

Eighteen Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent the letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.

“The FBI’s unprecedented raid of President Trump’s residence is a shocking escalation of the Biden Administration’s weaponization of law-enforcement resources against its political opponents,” each letter begins.

“The American people deserve transparency and accountability from our most senior law-enforcement officials in the executive branch,” it continues. “We will settle for nothing but your complete cooperation with our inquiry.”

Posted on: Aug 16 11:00