COMING UP SHORT THIS MONTH.
Thought for the day
"I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." -- Charles de Gaulle, French general & president
The screenwriter behind “Bros,” Hollywood‘s first LGBTQ romantic comedy, is blaming “homophobic weirdos” for the film’s dismal opening weekend box office performance.
Vice President Kamala Harris (D) was confronted over the weekend in response to controversial racial remarks that she made late last week about distributing relief aid in responses to natural disasters.
Bill Maher, the liberal host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said during his most recent show that President Joe Biden (D) needs to drop Vice President Kamala Harris (D) from the 2024 ticket should he decided to run for a second term.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates took a surprising shot at left-wing climate alarmists during an interview that aired last week, saying their attempts to radically change people’s behavior for the sake of the environment were not realistic.
On Tuesday, “The View’s” Whoopi Goldberg said that black people were “where we were under the Emancipation Proclamation” during an interview with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer about the Democrats’ voting rights legislation.
Goldberg made her remarks during a discussion on the left-leaning show’s Tuesday program.
President Biden was on the receiving end of a fair bit of criticism after claiming the election of Giorgia Meloni in Italy is evidence that “democracy is at stake” and Democrats must be elected to save it.
Meloni, a right-wing politician, became the first woman elected prime minister in Italy. While that would normally be something the left would celebrate, the fact that she is a conservative means they must demonize her.
“Well, folks, you know — and I mean this sincerely; you’re going to think this is a little out of whack, what I’m going to talk about — but, you know, democracy is at stake,” Biden told those in attendance during a Democratic Governors Association political fundraiser.
I know, I know. Fall just started. If you're the type who longs for the days of pumpkin spice everything, breaking out the sweatshirts and sitting around the fire pit on a cool autumn night after sweating it out during the hot and humid summer days we suffer through every year in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, I imagine you just want to enjoy these days now that they're finally here and not put any thought into what may come once they're over. I totally get that, and you should. However, I'm the type who thinks it's good to know what's coming so we can try and prepare accordingly. And, if what the National Weather Service is forecasting this winter for our region plays out as they think it could, we need to be prepared with our snow shovels in hand.
A popular scare story running in the media is that the Greenland ice sheet is about to slip its moorings under ferocious and unprecedented Arctic heat and arrive in the reader’s front room any day now (I exaggerate, but not much). Meanwhile back in the scientific world, scientists are scrambling to understand what natural causes lie behind the sudden slow-down in Greenland’s summer warming and ice loss dating back to 2010. The recovery of Arctic summer sea ice has been spectacular of late, with the U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center reporting that this year’s September minimum was 1.28 million square kilometres higher than the 2012 low point of 3.39 million square kilometres.
Three Japanese climatologists have recently published a paper noting that “frequent occurrence of central Pacific El Niño events has played a key role in the [abrupt] slow-down of Greenland warming and possibly Arctic sea ice loss”. Of course such findings play havoc with the simplistic ‘settled’ science notion that carbon dioxide produced by humans burning fossil fuel is the main, if not only, driver of global temperature warming or cooling – a notion that leads many green activists to claim that the climate will stop changing if society signs on to a ‘Net Zero’ CO2 emissions agenda.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear two cases seeking to hold social media companies financially responsible for terrorist attacks.
Relatives of people killed in terrorist attacks in France and Turkey had sued Google, Twitter, and Facebook. They accused the companies of helping terrorists spread their message and radicalize new recruits.
The court will hear the cases this term, which began Monday, with a decision expected before the court recesses for the summer, usually in late June. The court did not say when it would hear arguments, but the court has already filled its argument calendar for October and November.
One of the cases the justices will hear involves Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old US citizen studying in Paris. The Cal State Long Beach student was one of 130 people killed in Islamic State group attacks in November 2015. The attackers struck cafes, outside the French national stadium and inside the Bataclan theater. Gonzalez died in an attack at La Belle Equipe bistro.
A former U.S. Congressman, a Democrat, was sentenced to more than two years in jail last week for committing election fraud intended to help Democrat candidates.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus, the general who led U.S. forces in Iraq in 2007-2008, said Sunday that Russia cannot win its war against Ukraine and if Russian President Vladimir Putin uses tactical nuclear weapons, the U.S. will lead NATO in an unprecedented attack against Russia.
A Vermont high school is cracking down after female students complained about a transgender student in their locker room — and the school’s solution is to ban the girls from their own locker room.
The chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party claimed without evidence late last week that if public schools do not withhold information from parents about their children’s behavior in school as it relates to so-called “gender identity counseling” that some parents will beat their children to death.
On the most recent episode of Unfiltered With Dan Bongino this past Saturday, Dan warned that the United States could be "slow walking" into a global conflict after the likely-sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline.
Dan Bongino: We're in a really dangerous place right now. The sabotage of the crucial Nord Stream pipeline — delivers gas from Russia to Germany — is a really big deal. It's the kind of event that can spark a world war. I'm worried that the U.S. is slow-walking its way directly into World War III and the guy in the White House has his head — I'll get kicked off cable if I tell you the rest.
So who did it? Who blew up the pipeline or pieces of it? That's the multi-billion dollar question. The blame game's already in full swing over who's responsible. So I'm going to break it down briefly and show you why I'm concerned about, again, a slow-walk into World War III, which is a really bad thing, because the Golden Rule on my show is, "Don't get dead."
The Supreme Court begins its new term on Monday with two sets of oral arguments, the first for newly-appointed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
The first case of the term is Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, a matter that could determine the scope of the EPA's authority over wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
This is the second time that the case, brought by Idaho couple Michael and Chantell Sackett, is going before the Supreme Court, as the justices ruled in 2012 that the landowners could challenge an EPA order for them to cease building and to restore land they own that is adjacent to Priest Lake because it is considered "wetlands."
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Maine promotes services for "transgender children," offering life-altering drugs such as puberty blockers and hormone treatments, as well as how-to guides on genital "tucking" for boys and "chest binding" methods for girls.
Libs of TikTok posted a video on Twitter featuring a 9-year-old biologically male child who identifies as transgender and went through Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital's clinic. Erin Belfort, a psychiatrist at the clinic, said, "these kids aren't just kind of wishing to be the other gender I mean, they really come into my office and say, 'No, I am. I am not a girl or I am not a boy, this doesn't feel right.'"
Radical Democrat Stacey Abrams shockingly stated that unborn babies’ heartbeats aren’t real but a “manufactured sound designed” to hinder women’s freedoms.
After a failed Georgia gubernatorial run in 2018, Abrams continues to make headlines for her outlandish claims and rhetoric. After she lost to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, she claimed she was the victim of “voter suppression.” She is again trying to secure a governor position.
A recently surfaced video shows Abrams telling a crowd that there is no such thing as 6-week-old babies having heartbeats.
“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams said while serving on a panel. “It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body in place of her.”
The Democrat supports having no limits to abortions, including full-term terminations.
North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, the fourth round this week of weapons launches that prompted quick, strong condemnation from its rivals.
In an unusually strong rebuke of North Korea’s weapons programs, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said North Korea’s “obsession” with nuclear weapons is deepening the suffering of its own people, and warned of an “overwhelming response” from South Korean and U.S. militaries should such weapons be used.
The government of New South Wales said on Wednesday that it had signed an agreement with the American biotechnology company Tiba Biotech to speed up the development of the first mRNA vaccines for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and lumpy skin disease.
Melissa Fleming, UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, was one of the speakers at the World Economic Forum event.
If Europe is laboring under the mistaken belief that they can trust Joe Biden and his clown car of advisors to act in their best interest, think again. The sabotage of the Nordstream natural gas pipeline will directly benefit the United States, more so than any other country, and leave Europe literally in the cold.
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By Joel S Hirschhorn for All News Pipeline
The following is from a great (although quite alarming) article from Israel.
648 cases of side effects were reported to the VAERS system on breastfed infants whose mothers received the Covid-19 vaccine
Despite the lack of clinical studies, and even animal safety studies, health authorities did not hesitate to give the green light to the administration of Pfizer's and Moderna's mRNA vaccines to pregnant and lactating women a few weeks after they themselves stated that they did not have such studies. In Israel, the MOH even made a U-turn in a record time of four days, when already on December 20 a recommendation was issued for pregnant and lactating women to get vaccinated. Nevertheless, the issue of vaccine safety for breastfed infants is hardly discussed.
An analysis conducted by the Real-Time Magazine team reveals that at least 648 cases of side effects in infants vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccines – most of them with the mRNA vaccines, including deaths and life-threatening side effects, have been reported to the US VAERS system.
The most common serious events were life-threatening bleeding; anticholinergic syndrome; Liver problems; anaphylactic shock; neuroleptic syndrome; neurological side-effects such as convulsions or encephalitis; and Hypoglycemia. In most of the reported cases, several life-threatening side effects were recorded in the same baby.
The people of Canada are rising up against liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by refusing to comply with the federal government’s mandatory gun-surrender order.
As the Canadian government orders authorities to enforce a mandatory gun buyback program of “assault-style” firearms, officials from three of Canada’s provinces have declared that they refuse to use police resources for the order.
So far this week, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have informed officials with the Canadian federal government that they will not comply with any such scheme, National Post reported.
In May 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government was enacting regulations to ban the sale, purchase, or use of “military-grade assault weapons.”
The decree includes 1,500 models and variants in all.
Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee III announced Friday an investigation into seven Washington, D.C., police officers and supervisors within the department who confiscated illegal guns without making arrests.
"In these cases, the suspect was not arrested, and the suspect should’ve been arrested," Contee said during a press conference Friday evening. "The firearm was taken and placed into evidence, however, the suspect was allowed to go free, and that’s just not the way that we conduct business in the Metropolitan Police Department."
The investigation into the alleged misconduct started after a community member made an unrelated complaint against D.C. officers on Sept. 11, according to Contee.
Once one of the hottest neighborhood in NYC, the Financial District is now simply a dumpster fire, residents and workers told The Post.
In early September at least four trash fires were set along Cliff, William and Water streets. They were quickly extinguished, but the crime and filth blighting this once-sleepy neighborhood, bound by Chambers Street, the West Side Highway, the Battery and the East River, have only worsened.
Emboldened crooks and vagrants have been robbing and assaulting locals without restraint while businesses are regularly looted by brazen shoplifters.
“It’s gotten more outlandish,” Keith Ruiz, 29, a concierge at 71 Broadway, said about criminal activity in the neighborhood. Perps “come down to Wall Street because they know where the money is. … It’s all money-driven crime.”
Teasing another presidential campaign, former President Donald Trump promised his Save America rally crowd in Warren, Michigan, on Saturday night he will "continue fighting."
"I am their No. 1 target, but I am proud to be fighting for you, and I'm going to be fighting for you a long time," Trump told his enthusiastic crowd at the Macomb Community College.
The event aired live on Newsmax.
Trump came to stump for his America First candidates, including GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon.
"Six weeks from now, the people of Michigan are going to vote to fire your radical-left Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and you're going to send a very good person — a very, very good woman — Tudor Dixon to the governor's mansion," Trump said.
Crews restored power to more neighborhoods across Havana on Saturday after a second day of protests over ongoing blackouts in Cuba's capital, including some of the largest demonstrations since widespread anti-government rallies in July 2021.
At least one of the protests Friday night in the western seaside borough of Playa swelled in size to several hundred people who chanted "turn on the lights," as well as slogans disparaging President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
At one point, the group began to chant for freedom, or "libertad," in Spanish, as protesters marched through a dark, densely populated district that has been without electricity since Hurricane Ian slammed into the island on Tuesday.