Daily Archives: June 10, 2021

Rep. Byron Donalds: I want ‘conservative ideals’ being discussed at the Congressional Black Caucus table | Fox News

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss being shut out of the Congressional Black Caucus as well as the contentious exchange he had with a CNN anchor. 

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Inflation Is Starting To Get Really Crazy – And It Is Worse Than You Think — The Economic Collapse

Inflation is making headlines all over the country, but the mainstream media is not being honest about the true severity of the crisis.  We are being told that the official rate of inflation is still in single digits, but what we aren’t being told is that the way inflation is calculated has changed dramatically over the years.  In fact, according to Forbes “the government has changed the way it calculates inflation more than 20 times” over the past 30 years.  The rate of inflation directly affects so many other things in our system, and the government would like to keep that number as low as possible.  So they tinkered and tinkered with the formula until they got it just where they wanted it.

But even with the highly modified formula that they are now using, the rate of inflation still rose at the fastest pace in almost 13 years last month…

The consumer price index, which represents a basket including food, energy, groceries, housing costs and sales across a spectrum of goods, rose 5% from a year earlier. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting a gain of 4.7%.

The reading represented the biggest CPI gain since the 5.3% increase in August 2008, just before the financial crisis sent the U.S. spiraling into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

We all remember what happened in the months following August 2008.

Hopefully we will not have a repeat of that.

Of course the truth is that consumer prices are not just rising at a 5 percent rate in the United States right now.

According to John Williams of shadowstats.com, if the rate of inflation was still calculated the way that it was back in 1990, it would be above 8 percent right now.

And if the rate of inflation was still calculated the way that it was back in 1980, it would currently be sitting at about 13 percent.

But 5 percent inflation sure sounds a whole lot better than 13 percent, doesn’t it?

One thing that I am keeping a very close eye on is food inflation.  Earlier today, I came across a story from one CBS affiliate in which they used the term “sticker shock” to describe what consumers are now experiencing at the grocery store…

You may have noticed a significant jump in prices at the grocery store.

More and more grocery shoppers are experiencing sticker shock every day. The price of food — especially meat, fruit and vegetables — is going up.

If prices were increasing at just a 5 percent annual rate, that wouldn’t be a big deal.

Sadly, the reality is much worse than that, and that is especially true for meat prices.  According to one deli owner, the true rate of inflation for meat prices is “probably closer” to 20 or 30 percent…

Jeff Cohen, a deli owner and meat wholesaler, said those factors are making the price of meat out of control.

“They said on national news it’s 10 percent. But that’s not true. it’s probably closer 20, 30 percent,” Cohen said.

We will continue to get a lot of happy talk from the Biden administration and from the Federal Reserve, but this is becoming a real national crisis.

When CBS News interviewed one shopper in Maryland, she said that she is now spending about twice as much on groceries as she did before…

Abby Walter said she started noticing her grocery bill creeping up earlier this year. Prior to January, the Maryland resident had typically spent about $75 a week on groceries. Now her bill is averaging about $150 or even more.

I still remember when I could get an entire shopping cart of food for just 25 dollars.

Now if I can get an entire cart of food for less than 200 dollars, I consider that to be a monumental achievement.

I try really hard to take advantage of sales and make every dollar stretch as far as I can.  But these days some of the sale prices are higher than the old regular prices.

As global commodity prices have exploded higher in recent months, companies have been forced to pass those increases along to consumers, but they are attempting to use language that will not cause widespread alarm…

If you ask Pampers maker Procter & Gamble Co., it’s not raising prices, it’s “taking pricing.” Rival Unilever, known for Dove soap and Axe body spray, says it’s been “very active with pricing.” The prize for creativity — so far at least — has been home-improvement retailer Lowe’s Cos., whose finance chief told investors Wednesday that it was “elevating our pricing ecosystem.”

What in the world is a “pricing ecosystem”?

I would love to have a representative from Lowe’s define that for me.

Executives from General Mills are also using language that borders on the absurd

Then there’s cereal maker General Mills Inc., whose jargon includes arcane phrases like “strategic revenue management” and “holistic margin management,” which is not language you’d ever find on the back of a box of Lucky Charms. The company uses those terms so often, in fact, that its CEO now just refers to them by the acronyms SRM and HMM.

Why can’t they just say that they are “raising prices”?

These days, I cringe whenever I go down the cereal aisle.  It is hard for me to believe that cereal prices are so high now, but I know that they will eventually get a whole lot higher.

We have way too many dollars chasing way too few goods and services, and instead of taking emergency measures to get inflation under control our leaders seem intent on making things even worse.

The Biden administration wanted to spend 2 trillion dollars on infrastructure, but a group of U.S. Senators is currently working on a “compromise deal” that would only provide 1.2 trillion dollars in new infrastructure spending.

This is on top of the trillions upon trillions of dollars that we have already borrowed and spent during this crisis.

We can’t do this anymore.

It is complete and utter insanity.

But our politicians in Washington don’t seem to care.  They are going to continue to borrow and spend giant mountains of money that we do not have, and the Federal Reserve is going to continue to shovel enormous gobs of cash into the financial system.

So more inflation is on the way, and the standard of living for most Americans is going to continue to go down.

Inflation Is Starting To Get Really Crazy – And It Is Worse Than You Think — The Economic Collapse

‘I AM Science, Says the Sun King’: Tucker Carlson, Megyn Kelly, Others Scorch Fauci Claim — Christian Research Network

“Apparently, this has been an ongoing theme for Fauci during media appearances of late. Except that science is a process, not a person, and no one individual, even the esteemed Dr. Anthony Fauci, has a monopoly on the truth. If anything, he’s been wrong way more often than he’s been right.”

(Scott Morefield – Townhall)  White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci apparently thinks he IS science now, or something, and as you might expect with such a claim, mere mortal people had thoughts.

Fauci seemed a bit defensive Wednesday during a media appearance with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd about the waves of criticism he’s been receiving from the right of late, particularly since Buzzfeed’s FOIA’d emails recently exposed his blind side in a major way.  View article →

‘I AM Science, Says the Sun King’: Tucker Carlson, Megyn Kelly, Others Scorch Fauci Claim — Christian Research Network

Pelosi Asks Omar To Clarify Ambiguous Statement That We Should ‘Kill The Jews’ — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to Representative Ilhan Omar asking her to clarify her ambiguous and possibly concerning statement “We should kill all the Jews.”

“It’s rather unclear what you meant by ‘Kill the Jews’, Rep. Omar, and we’d appreciate some clarification,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to the congresswoman. “We look forward to hearing from your unique perspective as a woman of color and are excited to hear what it is you meant. We know you don’t always know how to use words good like we do, so sometimes that can be tough for an oppressed immigrant like yourself. We deeply appreciate any clarification you can offer.”

Other members of “The Squad” immediately jumped to Omar’s defense, saying her “freedom of speech” was being trampled upon for even asking for clarification on her “Kill the Jews” statement.

“This is outrageous,” said Representative Rashida Tlaib. “We oppressed female Muslims can’t even eat, breathe, or call for the killing of an entire people without the whites jumping in to attack us. Until we women of color can safely call for the killing of the Jews without raising an eyebrow, we won’t truly have freedom of speech in the United States of America.”

Omar did eventually clarify her statement, saying she didn’t mean “kill the Jews” but rather “murder the Jews.”

Pelosi Asks Omar To Clarify Ambiguous Statement That We Should ‘Kill The Jews’ — The Babylon Bee

The “love” of the world is growing cold — Wretched

Wretched Radio | Air Date: June 10, 2021

      WR2021-0610

  • Right now, the “love” of the world is growing increasingly cold.
  • Fundamentalists and Evangelicals have differences, but could the SBC take some notes?
  • Is the SBC embroiled with CRT because the world is embroiled with CRT?
  • The world is lost and hates us, but we are called to love our enemies.
  • With every emotion, there is a good kind and a bad kind.
  • Where is that line?

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The “love” of the world is growing cold — Wretched

Miraculous Milestones in Science, Medicine & Innovation — VCY America

Date: June 10, 2021  
Host: Jim Schneider   
​Guest: William Federer 
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There are those who espouse the error that one cannot hold to sound science and have belief in God.  In other words, you can’t be a scientist and a Christian.  As Christians we must consider Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.” There’s also Psalm 97:6 – “The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.”  

Unfortunately, this idea that you can’t be a scientist and a Christian is dominating colleges and universities across the nation.  That brings up Psalm 11:3: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”  

Sadly, the secular left has been shooting at the foundations for many years, but the truth is getting out.  One individual who’s at the forefront of the effort with a powerful new book is William Federer.  William is a historian, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc.  He’s authored numerous books including, America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of QuotationsSocialism: The Real History From Plato to the Present and Who is the King in America: An Overview of 6,000 years of History and Why America is Unique.  He joined Jim to discuss, Miraculous Milestones in Science, Medicine, & Innovation and the Faith of Those Who Achieved Them.

When you think of the scientific revolution, what names come to mind?  If you’re thinking of individuals such as Isaac Newton, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo and Johannes Kepler, you’d be right.  However, are you aware that Newton wrote more on the Bible and Bible prophecies than he wrote on science?

Can you imagine life without the printed page?  William communicated the details beginning with the writing of Egypt which was only for kings and scribes, and a mention of China’s writing which was only for court records.  He segued to Moses and the Law, printed in a 22 character alphabet, making Israel the first nation where everyone could read.  This is why they were called, “The people of the Book”.

How did we get from papyrus to paper?  What was the first book of significance ever printed?  How did we get our calendar?  What Black entrepreneurs made a significant impact?  What place did Christianity have in the creation of hospitals?  Get the facts on these and other innovation benchmarks when you review this fascinating edition of Crosstalk. 

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Miraculous Milestones in Science, Medicine & Innovation — VCY America

Biden: ‘If You Don’t Use The N-Word, You Ain’t My Son!’ — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.— An enraged Joe Biden attacked the media this morning for targeting his son over the use of N-word, stating that such language only confirmed that Hunter is, in fact, his son.

“Why in tarnation are these bright, articulate, clean-looking black people all upset? You know how I talk about black people, heck you’ve heard me saying this stuff for forty years! He’s my son for crying out loud – if you don’t do things like confuse being black with being poor, well then you ain’t my son, bucko!”

For his part, Hunter explained that he was extremely, extremely high when he typed those text messages and in fact has no recollection of ever doing so, or of the past 30 years. He did say, however, that he was pretty sure he had gotten a “Presidential N-Word Pass” from his dad’s black friend, so he was pretty sure it was cool.

Brian Stelter jumped to Hunter’s defense by spending his entire news segment repeatedly saying the N-word, arguing that it really is a form of anti-racism, much like segregation. Twitter and Facebook will now allow the term as well, reportedly to help “decolonize the term’s racist roots.”

“We’re all Democrats here, which I think makes us part black anyways, so let’s just put this behind us. I just don’t get what the big deal is about saying n-“, said Biden, just before he was tackled by a group of aides and ushered to safety.

Biden: ‘If You Don’t Use The N-Word, You Ain’t My Son!’ — The Babylon Bee

CNN Forced To Reset ‘Days Since Trump Was Proven Right’ Counter To Zero Again — The Babylon Bee

ATLANTA, GA—After information was released yesterday that hydroxychloroquine can increase the survival rate of patients diagnosed with COVID-19, a sad, forlorn Brian Stelter was forced to shuffle over to the “Days Since Trump Was Proven Right” counter and reset it to zero once again.

“Ugh. Not again!” said Stelter as he fumbled with the buttons on the side of the sign and changed it from “00001” to “00000” for the third day in a row. “One of these days we’re gonna get up to 3!”

“Curse you, Bad Orange Man!”

Just in the last several weeks, the CNN crew has had to reset the counter almost every day, as Trump’s blaming of the virus on China, the Wuhan lab leak theory, and his claim that the police didn’t clear Lafayette Park just for his photo op were all proven to be true. Some CNN employees were reportedly taking a shot every time Trump was proven to be correct about something that the media relentlessly called him a liar about, but they were forced to stop before getting alcohol poisoning.

“Boys, it’s been a tough week, but we’ll turn things around soon,” said Stelter in an attempt to rally the troops. “Things are looking up already, see? Toobin’s back!”

CNN Forced To Reset ‘Days Since Trump Was Proven Right’ Counter To Zero Again — The Babylon Bee

God and Illness — Wretched

God and Illness | Wretched TV Episode 2669

Bad things don’t happen TO us, they happen FOR us – do you truly believe that? We know that God uses both good and bad things to help us to grow, but that can be hard to remember in the midst of suffering. This episode is an encouraging reminder of God’s sovereignty and goodness – even when you’re dealing with illness or other trials.

God and Illness — Wretched

June 10 Evening Quotes of The Day

Knowing Christ’s Everlasting Love from the Start
Psalm 103:17; Jeremiah 31:3; Matthew 18:2–6; 19:14; Colossians 3:3–4

When at first Christians begin to be acquainted with Christ, even then sometimes He declares to them His boundless and everlasting love. And this is the ground why some of these, who are but babes in Christ, are so much in the exercise of diligence, so much in the exercise of the grace of love, and so much in the exercise of the grace of tenderness, it is even because of the solemn impression of their interest in Christ.

ANDREW GRAY

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Make All Your Steps Well
Psalm 119:59, 133; Proverbs 14:15

Form often this good thought, that we are walking in this world between Paradise and Hell, that our last step will place us in an eternal dwelling, and that to make the last well, we must try to make all the others well.

FRANCIS DE SALES

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

The Enemy Frustrated — VCY America

Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. (2 Kings 19:32)

Neither did Sennacherib molest the city. He had boasted loudly, but he could not carry out his threats. The Lord is able to stop the enemies of His people in the very act. When the lion has the lamb between his jaws, the great Shepherd of the sheep can rob him of his prey. Our extremity only provides an opportunity for a grander display of divine power and wisdom.

In the case before us, the terrible foe did not put in an appearance before the city which he thirsted to destroy. No annoying arrow could he shoot over the walls, and no besieging engines could he put to work to batter down the castles, and no banks could he cast up to shut in the inhabitants. Perhaps in our case also the Lord will prevent our adversaries from doing us the least harm. Certainly He can alter their intentions or render their designs so abortive that they will gladly forego them. Let us trust in the Lord and keep His way, and He will take care of us. Yea, He will fill us with wondering praise as we see the perfection of His deliverance.

Let us not fear the enemy till he actually comes, and then let us trust in the Lord.

The Enemy Frustrated — VCY America

He Guides Me — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Psalm 23:2-3

Thought

Some of us won’t slow down for anything! Well, almost anything. When we get “too full of ourselves” and too caught up in our own plans, the LORD, our Shepherd, slows us down and makes us lie down. Our Shepherd knows we need rest, nourishment, and refreshment and helps us, yes and even sometimes makes us, find “green pastures” and “still waters.” He then leads us in the direction of his righteousness and holiness once we are rested and refreshed. Isn’t it interesting that God’s order for our life is always grace and then glory.

Prayer

Thank you, dear Father, for slowing down my frantic life and leading me to times of refreshment, rest, and nourishment. I trust that you will lead me to what I need as you mature me to have more and more of your righteous character. Please forgive me for getting too busy to hear your voice and to respond to your grace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

By Phil Ware
used with permission
Phil’s daily devotionals on http://www.verseoftheday.com


Further Reading

•  Praying the 23rd Psalm for Yourself and Others
•  What is the Father Saying to You?
•  Salvation Explained

He Guides Me — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Hear the Voice — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.”  John 5:25

Jesus came to earth to proclaim a shattering truth. You are dead. He spoke, not to corpses lying in tombs but to walking, talking, breathing human beings. In Ephesians, Paul elaborates on the words of Jesus, “As for you, you were dead in your trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1).

You see, the death God spoke about in the Garden of Eden wasn’t metaphorical. When Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, their spirits died. Sin severed the life-giving communion they experienced with God.

The dead cannot hear.

Yet, Jesus said a time was coming when the dead would hear. In fact, Jesus ushered in that time. The gospel proclaims that Jesus came as the remedy to our devastating problem. He came to bring us life.

God, in his mercy, allows dead people — people dead in their trespasses and sins — to hear the voice of Jesus. And those who hear, those who listen, will live. “For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will” (John 5:21).

So, how do we hear the voice of the Son of God and live?

Hearing requires humility, a readiness to confess sin and repent. Hearing requires belief, an understanding that only Jesus can save. Hearing requires submission, a willingness to follow God’s way rather than our own.

Today, if you choose, you can hear the voice of Jesus and live.

Jesus, I hear your voice calling to me. I repent of my sins and know that only you can save me. Give me life. Teach me to walk in your ways and to experience life-giving communion with you.

As you ponder the mystery of Christ’s passion, reflect on the fact that humankind’s greatest act of rejection of God was God’s greatest revelation of his love.

By Suzanne Benner
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  Heart Fully Committed to Him
•  Fully Surrender to the Lord
•  Salvation Explained

Hear the Voice — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

June 10 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Learning by Walking the Hospital
1 John 3:18

My course of study, like that of a surgeon, has principally consisted in walking the hospital.

JOHN NEWTON

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Publicly Confessing the Faith
Matthew 5:14–16; 10:32; Luke 12:8; Romans 1:16

I will publicly confess and defend the faith I hold, not by detraction in nooks and corners, but in manner becoming a true Christian.

JOHN HUSS

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

10 Jun 2021 News Briefing

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The Illusion of Choice – Over 90% Of The News Is Controlled By Just A Few
The way that people view the world is greatly shaped by the “news” that they see on television and read on the Internet. Unfortunately, much of that “news” is produced by just five enormous corporations. In fact, although the numbers vary from month to month, more than 90 percent of the “news” that Americans watch on television is controlled by those five corporations. Smaller outlets such as Newsmax are trying to make a dent, but it is an uphill battle. Internet news is more diversified, but in conjunction with the 15 billionaires that own and control America’s newspaper industry, the same five corporations have come to dominate online as well. Sadly, a lot of people out there still believe that the big corporate-owned news networks are the “guardians of democracy” and are just looking out for their best interests.

European Union caught hiding funding antisemitic text books for ‘Palestinian’ kids
An unpublished report by the European Union on Palestinian textbooks confirmed that the Palestinian curriculum includes anti-Semitic content, incitement of violence, and the delegitimization of Israel. The German newspaper BILD published findings from the report on Tuesday and asked why they were never publicized.

Massachusetts lawmaker calls to destroy Israel, condones Hamas
A Massachusetts state senator is under fire for comments he made legitimizing Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, as well as a call to replace Israel with a binational state.

Syria intercepts missile over Damascus amid Israeli airstrikes
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday said that Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed at least eleven government troops even as Syria said it had intercepted an Israeli missile strike over capital Damascus.

UFOs took US nuclear systems offline repeatedly, former Pentagon UFO office chief says
Luis Elizondo, the former director of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), said unidentified flying objects (UFOs) repeatedly rendered U.S. nuclear capabilities inoperable. Referring to UFOs by their official Pentagon designation, Unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAPs), Elizondo said, “We’ve had incidents where these UAPs have interfered and actually brought offline our nuclear capabilities.” “But in the same context, we also have data suggesting that in other countries these things have interfered with their nuclear technology and actually turned them on, put them online. So that is equally, for me, just as concerning.”

“Paranoid Delusion”: Beijing Urges Halt To US Sweeping $250BN Anti-China Tech Bill
After the US Senate on Tuesday passed a historic bill to commit some $250 billion to fund scientific research as well as subsidies for chipmakers and robot developers, including an overhaul of the National Science Foundation – the largest effort to date in efforts to boost a US competitive edge over China as a tech powerhouse – Beijing has reacted by mocking Washington’s “paranoid delusion” and “Cold War mentality”.

Dr. Fauci’s Preposterous Lie: “Attacks On Me Are Attacks On Science”
Though Fauci has been unofficially anointed America’s “top expert in infectious disease” by the press, his real job is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In that capacity, he’s not above criticism. He’s approved funding of projects on viruses that other scientists have deemed too risky to be worth doing. These risky projects include several that Rutgers University biologist Richard Ebright calls gain of function research of concern — projects that have altered flu viruses to transmit between different hosts, for example, research on altering bat coronaviruses that was done in collaboration between U.S. researchers and those in China. “Gain of function” is a euphemism for “purposely making viruses more lethal.” And research involving bats was done with collaboration between the US and China.

Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors
Rockets landed near US forces and contractors in Iraq on Wednesday, including an air base north of Baghdad and a military base at Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi army and security officials said, according to Reuters. At least three rockets hit Balad air base, where US contractors are based. At least one rocket hit shortly afterwards near the airport at a base which US military aircraft use.

Macron: France willing to contribute to efforts to achieve ‘two-state solution’
French President Emmanuel Macron, in an historic address to the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Virtual Global Forum, on Wednesday reaffirmed his commitments to combat anti-Semitism, strengthen France’s relations with Israel and the United States, and ensure that Iran’s ballistic missile and regional activities are addressed in any agreement.

Jewish Democratic lawmakers may condemn Ilhan Omar for likening Hamas to Israel and US
Jewish Democrats in the US House of Representatives met Wednesday to discuss antisemitism. The 25 members of the unofficial caucus ended up fulminating about a fellow Democrat, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, for appearing to liken Hamas and the Taliban to Israel and the United States.

Forest fires rage outside Jerusalem, evacuations ordered
Commanders of the Jerusalem District Fire and Rescue Services issued orders for residents of Kibbutz Maaleh Hachamisa who live in the homes closest to the fire to evacuate. Four firefighting aircraft were helping the ground crews, and backup forces have been scrambled from other districts. The KKL-JNF called the fire at Maaleh Hachamisha a “major event,” and its own personnel were helping firefighters from the Fire and Rescue Services.

Is Canada becoming a hub of antisemitism?
Now there is a reason why they say that the world is a small village. Every country has a foreign policy. I just want to say that whatever is happening in Jerusalem and [Gaza] is related to whatever happens in London, Ontario. Period. Thank you.” said El-Kassem, who then walked off the stage to wild cheers from the audience.

‘Devil horns’ eclipse to illuminate America’s sky
On Thursday, as the Hebrew month of Tammuz begins, a rare sunrise solar eclipse will take place which in the northeastern United States will appear as “devil horns”. An identical eclipse almost exactly 3,228 years ago helped Joshua conquer the five armies.

Obama: new religions will arise after contact with aliens
In a spate of recent interviews, former President Barack Obama repeatedly discusses UFOs. Obama claims that concrete proof of extraterrestrial life would not change any of his beliefs but would probably lead to the creation of “new religions.” What Obama is clearly not aware of is that the Bible already addresses the subject.

Here We Go Again: JBS “Paid” “Russian” “Hackers” $11 Million In Bitcoin To Resolve “Ransomware” Attack
There was a moment of sheer hilarity earlier today when, during a Congressional Hearing, the CEO of Colonial Pipeline Joseph Blount took the merely farcical episode of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack – when, as a reminder, a ragtag band of elite “Russian” hackers somehow managed to penetrate the company’s cyberdefenses but was so stupid it left most if not all of the $4.4 million bitcoins it demanded in ransom in an easily traceable address for the FBI to track down and magically confiscate (it is still unclear how the Feds got the private key to access the “hackers” digital wallet) in days if not hours

Israel Defense Forces Strike Syria, As Netanyahu Struggles To Remain
Israel’s political situation is proving quite precarious for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As a result, he’s struggling to prove that he’s required at the lead, since Tel Aviv’s enemies will allegedly flourish if Netanyahu is not there.

Nevada to pay church $175K for legal battle over COVID-19 worship restrictions
Nevada has agreed to pay a church $175,000 for legal fees incurred during its legal battle against the state’s worship restrictions enacted during the coronavirus pandemic. The Nevada Board of Examiners unanimously approved a request on Tuesday morning from the Office of the Attorney General to pay a tort claim to Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley.

Massive sinkhole in Puebla continues to expand, now at 110 m (360 feet), Mexico
The enormous sinkhole in Puebla State, southeastern Mexico, has grown to 110 m (360 feet) in diameter as of Monday, June 7, 2021, prompting authorities to widen the security perimeter. The hole has already destroyed a nearby house’s bedroom and part of a wall and is threatening to swallow the entire structure as continues to expand.

News outlet says up to 90% of Canadian COVID-19 cases could be false positives
A news outlet has found that the most coronavirus (COVID-19) test diagnostic standards in Canada may be too sensitive to reliably identify people suffering from the disease.

Children’s networks change their tune for Pride month, launching a full scale assault on mainstream morality
There are lots of parents today who wouldn’t think twice about sitting their kids down in front of the Disney Channel or Cartoon Network. And that, conservatives warn, is exactly the problem. Like so many other moms and dads, they’re expecting the same kind of harmless storylines they watched in the 70s and 80s. What their children are seeing is anything but.

Chinese army medical researchers bioengineered lab mice with “humanized lungs” to test coronaviruses
In 2019, Chinese medical researchers affiliated with the country’s armed forces started working on engineering mice that had “humanized lungs.” A State Department investigation found that the scientists may have infected the bioengineered lab mice with coronaviruses.

TikTok quietly changed its privacy policy, giving itself permission to harvest biometric data of US users
On Wednesday, June 2, social media app TikTok quietly changed its privacy policy in the United States to permit itself to collect biometric data from its users.

What do Covid-19 vaccines, canola oil and margarine have in common? They all clog your blood
When it comes to blood clots and coagulation, clotting factors are proteins found in the blood that work together to make a blood clot, to keep you from bleeding out. But what happens to humans when their blood clots unnaturally, where there is no cut, inside their blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to vital organs, including the brain?

Smoking gun: Wuhan collaborator Peter Daszak admits to developing “killer” coronaviruses with communist Chinese 
We now know that Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance, who funneled millions of dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology that carried out gain-of-function weaponization experiments, bragged about his Chinese colleagues (whom he helped fund) creating “killer” coronaviruses.

Nickelodeon Is Indoctrinating Children During Pride Month With Drag Queen Video Teaching About The Meaning Of Colors Of LGBTQ Pride Flag 
In the beginning of their struggle, the LGBTQ only wanted tolerance, and eventually they got that. Then the LGBTQ wanted acceptance of their lifestyle and anti-God platform, soon they obtained that as well. Next item on the checklist was equality and that was given after much fighting. Having gotten toleranceacceptance and equality there is only one thing left to get. Dominance.

Christian alternative to Boy Scouts sees growth amid pandemic, 70% more new members in 2021
A youth scouting group formed in response to the controversial changes within the Boy Scouts of America has reported an increase in the number of chapters during the pandemic.

Source: 10 Jun 2021 – Rapture Ready

Apostasy Watch Thursday 6-10-21

Gary DeMar – Who are the Real Last Days Scoffers?

Solomon Green – The feminization of the modern man

Priscilla Shirer Attacks the Bible as ‘Hand-me-down Revelation’

Anne Graham Lotz on Women in the Pulpit: ‘I Just Have to Follow the Lord’

Hillsong Atlanta Launches And Their New Pastor Has a Heck of a Past

P.J. Smyth Steps Down Amid Allegations of Deception Concerning Father’s Abuse

Charles Stanley says websites claiming he’s now selling CBD oil are scams

Pressure Mounts for Independent Investigation of SBC Executive Committee Handling of Abuse

Nevada to pay church $175K for legal battle over COVID-19 worship restrictions

Federal Court Blocks Major Pro-Life Law in Missouri

Watch Jessica Chastain Transform Into Tammy Faye Bakker in Biopic Trailer

Source: Daily News and Commentary (apostasywatch.com)

Mid-Day Snapshot · June 10, 2021

THE FOUNDATION

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May Day: Border Crisis Sets Record

Nate Jackson

More than 180,000 people visited the U.S. border with Mexico in May. “Border czar” Kamala Harris wasn’t one of them.

President-in-Waiting Harris became Joe Biden’s “border czar” in March. Since then, the border crisis has only gotten worse as we’ve all waited for Harris to actually visit the border. She’s laughed off the idea on more than one occasion, including this week just before her trip to Guatemala and Mexico. It’s certainly not a laughing matter.

A record high 180,034 people were apprehended by federal law enforcement last month trying to cross the U.S. border, and that’s after April and March saw 178,622 and 172,331, respectively. Since the Department of Homeland Security was established in 2002, no single month has seen the border traffic May did. Last month’s number represents and eye-popping 674% increase year over year, and are far higher than the 30,000-50,000 monthly average over the last decade.

Too bad these statistics weren’t released during Harris’s trip.

Not all of these migrants are being turned away, either. “More than 38,000 children who migrated to the United States from countries south of Mexico and came across the southern border without a parent have been released throughout the country since President Joe Biden took office,” reports the Washington Examiner. “The figure represents the highest number of migrant children to be discharged from government custody at any point in U.S. history.”

Those children often become the connections that bring in adults later.

It’s not that Harris showing up at the border would suddenly fix anything, but it would convey at least a modicum of seriousness about the situation instead of laughing, shrugging, yammering about “root causes” of migration, and essentially asking What crisis?

As Mark Alexander put it, “So ‘Border Czar’ Kamala Harris, claims the ‘root causes’ of the southern border surge include ‘extreme weather conditions and the lack of climate adaptation; as well as … violence against women, Indigenous people, LGBTQ people, and Afro-descendants.’ Actually, the ‘root cause’ is the Biden/Harris open border invitation.”

Sure, she went to Central America and said to potential migrants, “Do not come.” But the clear and unmistakable message of Joe Biden’s administration is that Donald Trump’s efforts at border security were cruel and racist, and the new sheriff in town isn’t going to behave that way. What potential migrants are actually hearing is if you come, you can stay.

Don’t take our word for it. Take Joe Biden’s.

In 2019, he said, “I would in fact make sure that there is, that we immediately surge to the border — all those people are seeking asylum. They deserve to be heard. That’s who we are. We’re a nation that says, ‘If you want to flee and you’re fleeing oppression, you should come.’” The coyotes making $200,000 to smuggle migrants certainly got the message.

“The truth is, the border crisis could be fixed overnight,” says political analyst John Daniel Davidson. “All the Biden administration has to do is stop letting people into the country. Turn them back at the border, and tell them they’ll have to wait in Mexico for the outcome of their asylum hearing. It won’t take long for word to get back to the sending communities that the trip isn’t worth it.”

In other words, go back to Donald Trump’s border policies.

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Ameriphobia Strikes The New York Times

Douglas Andrews

It had to be a chilling sight — indeed, a deeply disturbing sight. Like something out of 1930s Nuremberg. There, on Long Island, in deep-blue New York, were … trucks. And white people. With “dozens of American flags.”

Yikes.

“I was on Long Island this weekend visiting a really dear friend,” recounted New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, “and I was really disturbed. I saw, you know, dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with explicatives [she meant “expletives”] against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags, and in some cases just dozens of American flags, which, y’know, is also just disturbing, because essentially the message was clear. It was, ‘This is my country. This is not your country. I own this.’“

It’s not clear whether Gay actually saw any signs that said, “This is my country, this is not your country, I own this,” or whether she simply gets triggered when she sees a group of Americans flying American flags in America.

Might she be suffering from flagophobia? Or crackerphobia? Or are these simply symptoms of the dreaded Trump Derangement Syndrome?

The above remarks by Gay were preceded by her opining on the outrageous lack of a congressional investigation into the unarmed non-insurrection of January 6. “The reality is, here, that, uh, we have … tens of millions of Trump voters who, uh, continue to believe that their rights as citizens are under threat by simple virtue of having to share the democracy with others. Um, I think, uh, as long as they see Americanness as the same, as one, with whiteness, this is going to continue. We have to figure out how to get every American a place at the table in this democracy, but how to separate Americanness, America, from whiteness.”

Why is it that the Left keeps calling the American experiment a “democracy”? It’s a R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C. Perhaps they just like the idea of “democracy,” given their deep affinity for mobs and mob rule. As James Madison put it in Federalist 55, “Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.”

And where does Gay get her notion of “tens of millions of Trump voters” who won’t play nice with others? There’s exactly zero evidence to support this smear. (We should remind our readers that Gay is mathematically challenged. We take no pleasure in saying it, but this is the same genius who last year lamented, along with MSNBC’s Brian Williams, that Mike Bloomberg “could’ve given every American $1 million” instead of having spent it on his pathetic presidential campaign.

Finally, what’s with the baseless smear of white folks? Does anyone think that had Gay, last weekend on Long Island, amid all those trucks and “whiteness” and American flags, simply walked up and said Hello that she’d have been set upon or chased off? Nonsense. And despicable.

But we’d be remiss if we didn’t note that the Times came indignantly to Gay’s defense, huffing that her comments “have been irresponsibly taken out of context.” What’s the context? “Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag. The attacks on her today are ill-informed and grounded in bad-faith.”

To this we say, pound sand, you schmucks. And we ask, who’s politicized the flag? Her comments are her comments, and they’re there for everyone to see and evaluate. The “out-of-context” canard is the last refuge of leftist scoundrels and fact-checkers. But we repeat ourselves.

Finally, then, we’ll offer a bit of friendly, compassionate advice from our humble shop to Gay and her colleagues on the Times editorial board: Shelter in place. Following Memorial Day and D-Day, and with Flag Day coming up and Independence Day soon to follow, it’s gonna be a mighty tough stretch for folks who hate this country.

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Fallible Fauci Hides Behind ‘Science’

Thomas Gallatin

Dr. Anthony Fauci asserted during yet another recent media interview that “a lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science.” He went on to say, “If you are trying to get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you’re really attacking, not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you’re attacking science. And anybody that looks at what’s going on clearly sees that.” The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) sounds more like the pope of the “Church of Science” than a genuine scientist.

The fact of the matter is, Flip-Flop Fauci’s “follow the science” trope has been used far too often as a shield to deflect against any criticism of his continuously changing pandemic policy guidance — some of which he has admitted was intentionally misleading. Furthermore, the idea that governmental officials and so-called experts should be immune from criticism is anathema both to a free society and to the principles of sound science and intellectual inquiry.

Senator Rand Paul has been one of the leading critics of Fauci on Capitol Hill. He responded to the NIAID director’s latest dubious assertion by stating, “My complaint with Dr. Fauci is precisely that he doesn’t follow the science. By ignoring the validity of naturally acquired immunity, and consequently not prioritizing the vaccine to individuals not yet infected by COVID-19, thousands of deaths have and will occur when demand for the vaccine outstrips the supply, as we are seeing in India.”

Reason senior editor Robby Soave astutely observes, “‘Science’ is not synonymous with Fauci, or the CDC, or any lone source of authority. Scientific experts routinely disagree on various policies. … Being pro-science does not mean parroting the talking points of the government’s chosen spokesperson. Robust debate and challenge are part of the scientific process.”

Of course, Fauci is keenly aware that debate and challenge are part of the scientific process, which makes his assertion that any criticism of him is criticism of science disingenuous on top of being wrong. Fauci is knowingly conflating his publicly expressed opinions with “science” in an attempt to deflect from the troubling evidence that has come to light. The recently revealed trove of emails shows that he intentionally sought to undercut any attempt to investigate the possibility of COVID having leaked from the Wuhan lab. Republican lawmakers have now called for Fauci’s firing, which likely explains his “I Am Science” nonsense.

Furthermore, Republicans are concerned over possible collusion between Fauci and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to have the social media giant censor certain COVID posts that did not comport with the preferred narrative.

Representatives Jim Jordan and James Comer sent a letter to Zuckerberg requesting access to all documentation of these communications. They write, “In light of Facebook’s … censorship of certain COVID-19 content — including content about the pandemic’s origin — these communications with Dr. Fauci raise the prospect that the federal government induced Facebook to censor certain speech in violation of the First Amendment.”

It’s definitely time to send the Beltway’s highest-paid bureaucrat packing.

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Vaccine Passports: Totalitarian AND Racist

Arnold Ahlert

“Americans are not stupid. Data is the new way to control everybody, and this unholy marriage of data and this health focus, this vaccine focus, is an incredibly, demonically brilliant way to control everyone.” —author and former Al Gore presidential campaign adviser Naomi Wolf

In late March, New York became the first state to issue a vaccine passport known as the “Excelsior Pass.” It’s an app that will allow New Yorkers to prove their vaccination status, or recent history of a negative COVID-19 test, in order to gain entry to events and businesses. Governors in Illinois and Hawaii have expressed interest as well.

By contrast, a duplicitous Biden administration is getting the private sector to do its data-aggregating dirty work, as it was also revealed in March that the White House is working with companies in that regard. “The government is not viewing its role as the place to create a passport nor a place to hold the data of citizens,” stated Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team. “We view this as something that the private sector is doing, and we’ll do what’s important to us.”

Yet Slavitt also made it clear that the government would be putting its proverbial thumb on the scale. “We think we can essentially put forward guidelines and guidance,” Slavitt added. “And given the federal government’s source and role in society from everything from the [Transportation Security Administration] to the [Veterans Administration] to the Department of Health and Human Services … we have a major impact in what will get done. So we’re putting forward our principles very clearly.”

Principles? A racially obsessed Democrat Party and its virtue-signaling private sector allies — the very same entities grown quite comfortable accusing America of “systemic racism” — are poised to endure an epic beatdown, based on such coercive “principles.”

One wholly of their own making.

For weeks, the Biden administration’s media allies sought to frame white conservatives as the most “vaccine hesitant” cohort of Americans. And, as always, they couldn’t conceal their bicoastal elitism when doing so. “The White House is working to reach vaccine-hesitant white conservatives the best way they know how: between episodes of Deadliest Catch, NASCAR races, and country music TV programming,” Teen Vogue reported.

Press Secretary Jen Psaki signaled the administration’s support of that effort. “We’re looking for a range of creative ways to get directly connected to white conservative communities,” she said. “We won’t always be the best messengers, but we’re still trying to meet people where they are, but also empower local organizations.”

As recently as Monday, the UK’s Daily Mail framed a “huge fall” in U.S. vaccination rates in terms of geography, insisting the slowdown is driven by the “South and Midwest.” Again, the implication is that the Bitter Clinger Crowd was gumming up the works for their far more “enlightened” counterparts on the coasts and in the Northeast. Further categorizing that resistance, a Gallup poll released Monday revealed that of the one-in-five Americans who do not want to get the COVID-19 shot, 78% of them are unlikely to change their minds.

The problem with this particular framing of the agenda? It’s a calculated lie, obscuring a highly inconvenient truth.

The truth? According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, as of May 24, vaccination rates broken down by race across 40 states are as follows: 54% of Asians have received the jab, followed by 43% of whites, 32% of Hispanics, and 29% of blacks.

Thus as it turns out, the two biggest groups of minorities — and black Americans in particular — are the most vaccine-hesitant people in the nation. And as the Biden administration and its allies in the private sector will soon discover, those who live by the Race Card, die by it also, as COVID “passports” become de facto segregation by race, in all its Jim Crow permutations.

Brought to America by the same Democrat Party that heartily endorsed it the first time around.

Yet it gets even worse. Beginning with the Supreme Court’s 1971 landmark decision in Griggs v. Duke Power Co., the concept known as “disparate impact” was established as part of the nation’s anti-discrimination efforts. Disparate impact is defined as “an unnecessary discriminatory effect on a protected class caused by a practice or policy (as in employment or housing) that appears to be nondiscriminatory.”

In other words, vaccine passports may not only be about bad racial “appearances” for the Biden administration, and the private companies, organizations, educational institutions, etc., determined to segregate Americans according to their vaccine status. They may be illegal as well, when disproportionate numbers of minorities cannot access jobs, education, etc., relative to their white and Asian counterparts. Black and Hispanic Americans who have already endured higher unemployment rates during the pandemic, and a black-white achievement gap in education that has remained static for more than 50 years.

Perhaps nothing says “discriminatory effect” better than exacerbating those realities.

Moreover, despite all the hysterical progressive rhetoric to the contrary, the concerns of vaccine-eschewing minorities in particular, and millions of Americans in general, cannot be dismissed out of hand. The vaccines themselves are still authorized for “emergency use only,” meaning everyone who has received one is effectively a test subject. And there are few studies that address whether or not those who have already had coronavirus, and thus have immunity, will benefit or be adversely affected by adding a jab to the mix.

And then there is history: Many black Americans are fully aware of the Tuskegee syphilis experiments involving 600 black Americans treated like lab rats by the federal government for 40 years. Why should they trust government now, especially when the Biden administration and the Democrat Party are still insisting America is racist to the core?

And then there are HIPPA laws. Though the Left takes great pains to assure Americans that the presentation of vaccine passports is strictly voluntary, who’s kidding whom? The same tech companies that already track Americans’ every move can certainly determine whether or not one has has been granted access to certain venues. And if those venues have vaccinated and non-vaccinated sections, they can determine in which one a person is seated.

It wouldn’t take much extrapolation to build a data base from that info. And when the reality that the FBI attempted to access the data of everyone who was simply in Washington, DC on January 6, and tried to force the Gannet newspaper group to provide them with the names of those who simply read a USA Today story about a suspect in a child pornography case who fatally shot two FBI agents in February, the notion that aspects of our health data are off limits to these totalitarian wannabes is utterly laughable.

Columnist Jazz Shaw gets to the bottom line. “This is not freedom,” he asserts. “This is not American. This is simply tyranny.”

It is tyranny disproportionately affecting American minorities the Biden administration purports to champion. In other words, talk is cheap — and the irony is searing.

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Tulsa Joe’s Son Plays With the N-Word

Douglas Andrews

Hunter Biden be like, n-gga this, and n-gga that, and n-gga the other thing. And the mainstream media be like, Nothing to see here. Move along.

True dat.

Lucky for us, though, there are still some legit journalists working for, of all places, the UK’s Daily Mail, which continues to cast a curious eye toward the colonies. As they reported Tuesday, “Hunter Biden used the n-word multiple times in conversation with his white, $845-per-hour lawyer, his texts messages reveal. The shocking texts may prove embarrassing for his father, President Joe Biden, who just last week gave a speech decrying racism on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre, and has sought to portray racial justice as a top priority for his administration.”

Pity the stateside fools who get their whitewashed news from the leftist lemmings at CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, NPR, and the like. These folks — if they even know Joe Biden has a son — probably think he’s a regular guy rather than a spoiled-rotten, drug-addled, money-grubbing, white-privileged piece of trash. Maybe ignorance really is bliss.

But boy-o-boy, if these networks and their hundreds of viewers ever got their hands on a text message showing someone with a last name spelled T-R-U-M-P tossing the n-word around like a football, we’d never hear the end of it.

To look at the texts, one thing becomes clear: Hunter Biden seems right at home using that sort of language. Doesn’t seem to give it a second thought. “How much money do I owe you,” he asks in one exchange with his lawyer, “because n-gga you better not be charging me Hennessy rates.” Where did he learn to demean blacks like that?

Last August, we said that if Joe Biden was a Republican, his political career would’ve ended years ago. That’s because the GOP tends to drum out the racists in its midst. Not the Democrats, though. When one of theirs says something patently racist — like, say, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black” — they tend to circle the wagons. They’ve been doing it with Biden for years:

“You cannot go into a Dunkin’ Donuts or a 7-Eleven unless you have a slight Indian accent.”

“I mean, you’ve got the first sort of mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

“There’s less than 1% of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than 4% or 5% that is, are minorities. What is it in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with.” (He was explaining why Washington schools are failing.)

“[Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan] are gonna put y’all back in chains.”

Isn’t this the same Joe Biden who just last week went to Tulsa to wallow in a century-old race massacre and scold present-day white America for it? The same Joe Biden who said, “We must address what remains the stain on the soul of America,” and that the hate which prompted the Tulsa massacre “never went away”? The same Joe Biden who keeps saying, “Terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today”?

Could it be that his own son is part of the problem? That Hunter Biden himself is one of those vile white supremacists his dad keeps warning us about?

Think about it: The GOP is the party of Abraham Lincoln. The Left’s is the party of Jim Crow and the Klan. It’s the party of Klansman and Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black; and segregationists William Fulbright, Al Gore Sr., Herman Talmadge, and James Eastland; and Klansman, Civil Rights Act filibusterer, and Joe Biden “friend” and “mentor” Robert Byrd; and Rashida Tlaib; and Ilhan Omar; and Lori Lightfoot.

And Joe Biden himself. And his chip-off-the-old-block son, Hunter.

True dat.

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Maher on Biden’s ‘Higher Education Scam’

Mark Alexander

Wealthy leftist entertainer Bill Maher recently issued a scathing condemnation of Joe Biden’s so-called “American Families Plan.” Specifically, he berated Biden’s free higher education proposal, calling it a scam that is driving tuition inflation.

Maher, a New Yorker and graduate of exclusive Cornell University, is no bold “truth speaker,” but he does occasionally speak truth as part of his across-party-lines schtick.

Maher introduced his “higher education” comments with this lead: “Let’s talk about what higher education in America really is: a racket.”

He then leaned in to Biden’s scam: “Biden’s ‘American Families Plan’ asks taxpayers to pony up hundreds of billions so that everyone can go to college. And billions more for subsidized childcare so our kids can go to school while we go to school. … Biden’s plan is an endorsement of a particular idea that the more time humans spend in classrooms staring at blackboards the better. Liberals see more school … as the answer to everything. We imagine going to college as the way to fight income inequality, but actually it does the reverse. … I know free college is a left-wing thing, but is it really ‘liberal’ for someone who doesn’t go to college and makes less money to pay for people who do go and make more?”

Maher says that’s especially true because “colleges have turned into a giant luxury daycare centers with overpaid babysitters anxious to indulge every student’s whim.” He adds: “A third of students spend less than five hours a week studying, and when they do it’s for their onerous BS course load [including] ‘History Through Twitter,’ ‘Advanced Racist Spotting,’ ‘Intro to Microaggressions’ and ‘You Owe Me an Apology 101.’ … Why is China kicking our a—? Because in 2019, we issued more undergrad degrees in visual and performing arts than in computer and information science or math.”

Humorously, he says, “Say what you want about Lori Loughlin — at least she understood that one good scam deserves another.”

On the subject of education inflation, Maher says: “In 1960, colleges awarded tuition aid to 15% of students. Well, it’s now 45%. … Since 1985, the cost of college has risen 500%. It doubles every nine years. Every year it increases at four times the rate of inflation. Yet nobody knows how to replace a tire.”

As for those diplomas, he notes: “Colleges are businesses selling a consumer product for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and they want to give the customers what they want, a magical piece of paper called a diploma. … In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church famously sold indulgences, which were tickets to heaven that you could buy. Well, now, another priesthood of academia sells a different ticket to heaven.”

But undergraduate degrees are not enough. He warns: “That’s only the beginning of the scam. Now many entry-level jobs require a master’s degree. … Toll booth ahead: You need to pay for more education. … This is what the Scientology does, makes you keep taking courses so you can move up to the ‘bridge of freedom.’”

Maher concluded: “The answer isn’t to make college free. The answer is to make it more unnecessary, which it is for most jobs, so that the two-thirds of Americans who either can’t afford to or don’t want to go, don’t feel shut out.”

Of course, Biden’s motivation is not funding “higher education,” but pushing an ever-increasing number of young people into what amount to leftist reeducation camps.

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NEWS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Government & Politics

  • Biden to buy 500M COVID vaccines for world — on U.S. taxpayers’ dime (Washington Times)
  • Fauci scolds critics, says attacks on him are “attack on science” (Washington Examiner)
  • Report: LaFayette Park was not cleared for Trump photo-op (Washington Examiner)
  • Ashli Babbitt’s parents sue for identity of shooting officer (Post Millennial)
  • Congressional Black Caucus blocks black Republican from joining (Fox News)

National Security

Around the Nation

  • Consumer price surge breaks 13-year record as inflation threat looms (National Review)
  • Truck driver shortage raises food prices (Just the News)
  • Keystone XL oil pipeline project abandoned by developer (Wall Street Journal)
  • VA parents push back against CRT in schools (Fox News)
  • Governor Cuomo under investigation for retaliation against accusers (Political Insider)
  • Biden cancels Trump-era insulin & epipen discounts (Fox Business)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: America’s energy gift to dictators (Wall Street Journal)
  • Humor: Local cop calls LeBron James to tell him what he should’ve done better in playoff loss (Genesius Times)

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SHORT CUTS

For the record: “Communist China owes America answers. Period.” —Mike Pompeo

Redefining science: “I’m concerned about [attacks on me] more because it’s really very much an attack on science.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci

The BIG Lie: “Republicans have decided that the only way they can win is by preventing American citizens from voting. That should shock every American. But we can’t just sit back and watch their power grab. We have to fight back for our democracy by passing the #ForThePeopleAct.” —Elizabeth Warren

Demo-gogues: “Right now, our democracy is under attack and we must do everything we can to protect voting rights. If eliminating the filibuster is what it takes to get it done, then we must protect our democracy at all costs.” —Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Culture war advice: “Do you want to know why conservatives are losing the culture? Nickelodeon put out two videos in a week of a drag queen pushing gay pride on children and still most conservative parents will allow their children to watch shows on the network. That’s it. That’s why we lose.” —Matt Walsh

Double standards: “Most of the media is ignoring Hunter Biden using racial slurs in his texts. Can you imagine the media reaction if one of Trump’s kids had been caught doing this? The treatment should be the exact same for both. The fact it isn’t is clear & transparent media bias.” —Clay Travis

Border bias: “It’s kind of funny to see some in the media go along with Kamala Harris’ ‘root causes’ BS. The root cause is a wide open border.” —Lisa Boothe

And last… “A ‘border czar’ who refuses to go to the border is a metaphor for the Biden administration approach to pretty much every policy challenge.” —Buck Sexton

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