"In whatever arena of life one may meet the challenge of Courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience – the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men – each man must decide for himself the course he will follow. The stories of past courage can define that ingredient – they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul." -- Profiles in Courage
According to the New York Timesthose naughty Russians are at it again.
Today’s online lead story entitled “Russia Reactivates Its Trolls and Bots Ahead of Tuesday’s Midterms” with the subtitle “Researchers have identified a series of Russian information operations to influence American elections and, perhaps, erode support for Ukraine” marks a new low in what the Gray Lady, self-designated as one of America’s “newspapers of record,” prefers to call “journalism.” The author of the piece, clearly somewhat biased over Russia and Putin, is one “Steven Lee Myers [who] covers misinformation for The Times. He is also the author of ‘The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin.’”
Webmaster addition: If there is a GOP landslide tomorrow, look for the Democrats and media to claim Russian interference, and even possibly demand the election results nullified!
Left-wing actress Rosanna Arquette dug deep over the weekend and wondered to her quarter million Twitter followers, asking “how much better our country would be” if “everyone” had taken a knee in 2016 along with former NFL quarterback-turned leftist Hollywood celebrity Colin Kaepernick.
Storms come in many forms and may consist of many different constituent elements, but when all these elements combine at the same critical moment, we call it a “perfect storm.” When such a storm is transposed analogically to the cultural, political, and economic realms, that is, when it seems to impact the entire social environment, we have no choice but to grasp its significance and prepare for its onset by taking protective measures.
What happened during the pandemic was obviously more than a one-off drunken party moment. Having tee many martoonis does not compare to the whirlwind of destruction the COVID reaction caused.
Massive educational degradation. Economic devastation, by both the lockdowns and now the continuing fiscal nightmare plaguing the nation caused by continuing federal over-reaction. The critical damage to the development of children’s social skills through hyper-masking and fear-mongering. The obliteration of the public’s trust in institutions due to their incompetence and deceitfulness during the pandemic. The massive erosion of civil liberties. The direct hardships caused by vaccination mandates, etc. under the false claim of helping one’s neighbor. The explosion of the growth of Wall Street built on the destruction of Main Street. The clear separation of society into two camps – those who could easily prosper during the pandemic and those whose lives were completely upended. The demonization of anyone daring to ask even basic questions about the efficacy of the response, be it the vaccines themselves, the closure of public schools, the origin of the virus, or the absurdity of the useless public theater that made up much of the program. The fissures created throughout society and the harm caused by guillotined relationships amongst family and friends. The slanders and career chaos endured by prominent actual experts (see the Great Barrington Declaration) and just plain reasonable people like Jennifer Sey - https://nypost.com/2022/10/24/former-levis-top-exec-reveals-how-woke-mobs-took-over-corporations/ - for daring to offer different approaches, approaches – such as focusing on the most vulnerable - that had been tested and succeeded before.
A draft defence cooperation agreement between Washington and Montevideo, which could allow the installation of US military bases in Uruguay, is once again being considered in the Uruguayan Parliament. Allowing US military bases would effectively damage the sovereignty of Uruguay, a country which currently maintains good relations with both Russia and China.
Senator Gustavo Penadés for Uruguay’s ruling centre-right National Party claimed that the project only involves “some type of investment in construction” and not the permanent presence of US forces in Uruguayan territory. For his part, the president of the Uruguayan Defence Commission and of the opposition centre-left Broad Front, León Lev, admitted that the project is “ambiguous” and will instigate “profound discussion” in Parliament.
The project is defined as “a complementary agreement” for “reciprocal provision” of “logistical support, supplies and services.” It says that Uruguay and the US express their “desire to improve the interoperability, preparation and efficiency of their respective military forces through greater logistical cooperation.” In addition, the purpose of the agreement is to “facilitate logistical support” between the two countries during “combined exercises, training, displacements, stopovers, operations or other cooperative activities.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized over $18.6 million in methamphetamine Tuesday while inspecting a tractor trailer at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
Elections come and go, but the relentless toll of black-on-white homicide rolls on. As usual, white women died at the hands of black Significant Others, but we also have one case where a white woman was killed for rejecting a black coworker’s advances. Drug deals continue to be dangerous. We count at least two instances of carjackings and one possible home invasion. Additionally, in October three killers appear to have been African immigrants, something the Regime Media is especially anxious to suppress.
Most troubling is the massacre of five white men by a black suspect (subsequently arrested after trying to rob a convenience store) in Spartanburg, SC. This too appears to have been drug-related, but we don’t know because, incredibly, the atrocity has been completely suppressed in the New York Times, the nation’s alleged “newspaper of record.”
Not all of this month’s white victims appear on the website gunmemorial.org, because they died of being “struck by a vehicle,” “beaten to death with a tire iron,” “fatally stabbed,” “hacked to death,” and “being beaten and thrown around a room ‘like a rag doll.’” Needless to say, if the police had intervened, they would be accused of shooting “an unarmed black man.”
Kansas Democratic Lt. Gov. David Toland appears to have dressed in a “drag” costume for a 2010 charity event amid accusations that the state funded an “all-ages” drag show, according to archives from the Iola Register.
Police are investigating after multiple Kari Lake campaign staffers were exposed to a suspicious white powder. One of the staff members has been put under medical supervision.
The substance spilled out of an envelope in the Republican candidate for governor’s headquarters on Saturday.
Lake campaign spokesperson Colton Duncan provided the press with an update on Sunday: “Yesterday, a member of the Kari Lake staff opened an envelope delivered to our campaign office that contained suspicious white powder. It was one of two envelopes that were confiscated by law enforcement and sent to professionals at Quantico for examination, and we are awaiting details.”
Controversial MSNBC host Joy Reid has claimed that the word 'inflation' is not a standard part of the 'normal lexicon' of Americans, and that most people using it learned it from political operatives during this midterm cycle.
Speaking with her network colleague Nicole Wallace, Reid said the 'only people I've ever heard use the word inflation are journalists and economists.'
The progressive host added that most people have 'never used that word ever in their lives' prior to this election cycle, in which Republicans are heavily favored for several reasons including the bleak economic forecast and rising cost of household goods.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan traveled to Kyiv on Friday to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and announce a new $400 million military assistance package the United States is sending amid the Russian invasion.
The new security assistance package includes refurbished T-72 tanks, which is the first time the U.S. is sending tanks to Ukraine, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles and the refurbishment of 250 HAWK surface-to-air missiles for eventual transfer to Ukraine, according to the White House.
President Biden joked that he has a 'shotgun' waiting for the 'wolf' referencing media reports calling the October jobs report a 'Goldilocks report.'
'New York Times reports, media reports, they call the report the Goldilocks report,' Biden said in remarks on the CHIPS Act in San Diego on Friday. 'I have my shotgun waiting for the wolf,' he added.
The president had seemed to mix up his fairytales. In Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a girl eats three bowls of porridge - one too hot, one too cold and one just right. Little Red Riding Hood is the tale about a young girl and a wolf.
The commander that oversees US nuclear forces delivered an ominous warning at a naval conference last week by calling the war in Ukraine a “warmup” for the “big one” that is to come.
“This Ukraine crisis that we’re in right now, this is just the warmup,” said Navy Adm. Charles Richard, the commander of US Strategic command. “The big one is coming. And it isn’t going to be very long before we’re going to get tested in ways that we haven’t been tested [in] a long time.”
Hunter Biden's former business partner is ready to testify with thousands of new call recordings, text messages, photos, emails and documents to a congressional probe investigating the First Son – if the Republicans win the House, sources told DailyMail.com.
Whistleblower Tony Bobulinski had a front-row seat to the Biden family's deal with their Chinese government-linked business partners, and his explosive trove could expose alleged criminal activity by the First Family.
A source close to the congressional investigations shared some of Bobulinski's unseen cache of documents exclusively with DailyMail.com.
It has been five years since police in Laredo, Texas, mocked and jeered at Priscilla Villarreal, a local journalist often critical of cops, as she stood in the Webb County Jail while they booked her on felony charges. Her crime: asking the government questions.
That may seem like a relatively obvious violation of the First Amendment. Yet perhaps more fraught is that, after all this time, the federal courts have still not been able to reach a consensus on that question. Over the years, judges in the 5th Circuit have ping-ponged back and forth over whether jailing a journalist for doing journalism does, in fact, plainly infringe on her free speech rights.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas awarded those officers qualified immunity, the legal doctrine that allows state and local government officials to violate your constitutional rights without having to face federal civil suits if that violation has not been "clearly established" in case law. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit forcefully overturned that: "If [this] is not an obvious violation of the Constitution, it's hard to imagine what would be," wrote Judge James C. Ho.
Last week, the full spate of judges on the 5th Circuit voted to rehear the case in a rare move that signals some discontent with Ho's majority conclusion. Put differently, it's not looking good for Villarreal, nor for any journalist in the 5th Circuit who would like to do their job without fear of going to jail for it.
Do you remember in early 2020 when they told us that the shortages that we were experiencing would just be temporary? Of course some of them were, but then more shortages just kept on erupting. That wasn’t supposed to happen, and now it appears that our supply chain problems could potentially get a whole lot worse. In just a few short months, we will be three years away from the beginning of the pandemic in the United States. But instead of a “return to normal”, more shortages are on the way. And in some cases, they could even be life threatening.
Let me give you an example. We need Amoxicillin to treat some of the most common infections that our children experience. Unfortunately, the FDA is warning us that we are now facing a very serious shortage of Amoxicillin…
Just weeks after Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping threatened to resolve the “Taiwan issue” with force, eleven of China’s naval and aircraft vessels were detected in and around the Taiwan strait Saturday, prompting Taipei to scramble defenses.
While low-income households are feeling the greatest strain from extreme inflation, the share of high earners reporting financial stress due to inflation nearly doubled from March, according to a poll by The Wall Street Journal released Monday.
Joe Biden was sent to the podium by his handlers on Wednesday to proclaim the following: “We know that more and more ballots are cast by early voting or by mail in America…. That means in some cases we won’t know the winner of the election for a few days…. That’s how this is supposed to work.”
Biden didn’t explain how he happened to know that ahead of Tuesday’s election.
And many, many election officials and political historians will agree that is not how it is supposed to work.
White House Chief of Staff Ron “Fluffer” Klain followed Biden’s proclamation with a threat to the American voter:
“The president’s been talking about the threat to our democracy since he launched his campaign way back in 2019 and again on January 6th and again in September in Philadelphia, at Independence Hall. And I think the president decided a few days ago that it was important to issue one final warning on this issue, to make very clear, to leave no doubt that we have people out there still peddling the big lie, people now raising the issue of election denial in this election, and of course the horrible incident involving Speaker Pelosi and her family, you know, showing the rising threat of political violence,” Klain told MSNBC (emphasis added).
Biden and Klain couldn’t have been more obvious, ordering Americans to stop questioning the nation’s election system.
According to the First Amendment, Americans can question the election system until the cows come home.