There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. —Soren Kierkegaard. "…truth is true even if nobody believes it, and falsehood is false even if everybody believes it. That is why truth does not yield to opinion, fashion, numbers, office, or sincerity–it is simply true and that is the end of it" – Os Guinness, Time for Truth, pg.39. “He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” – Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
Ugly and coercive health measures have long been with us:
We are NOT learning the lessons of history. I mentioned in a recent piece that the same government that can force you to have an experimental drug injected into your body can force you to do anything – even be sterilised against your will. Critics will think I am out to lunch here, but they simply need to read their history. It has already happened, and not just in Nazi Germany.
It is all part of the eugenics ideology – you know, the idea that we must weed out all the undesirable types and breed a race of superior men and women. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was of course a eugenicist, as were many other respectable types. People like Francis Galton (half-cousin of Charles Darwin), Clarence Darrow, Helen Keller, George Bernard Shaw, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sidney Webb, and John Maynard Keynes were also key proponents of eugenics.
So the idea and practice has been around for a while, and there is nothing to prevent states from pursuing this evil agenda again – all in the name of public health and safety. One of the most important volumes looking at this pernicious movement is the classic 2003 work by Edwin Black, War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race. His opening paragraphswill suffice here:
Throughout the first six decades of the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of Americans and untold numbers of others were not permitted to continue their families by reproducing. Selected because of their ancestry, national origin, race or religion, they were forcibly sterilized, wrongly committed to mental institutions where they died in great numbers, prohibited from marrying, and sometimes even unmarried by state bureaucrats. In America, this battle to wipe out whole ethnic groups was fought not by armies with guns nor by hate sects at the margins. Rather, this pernicious white-gloved war was prosecuted by esteemed professors, elite universities, wealthy industrialists and government officials colluding in a racist, pseudoscientific movement called eugenics. The purpose: create a superior Nordic race.
To perpetuate the campaign, widespread academic fraud combed with almost unlimited corporate philanthropy to establish the biological rationales for persecution. Employing a hazy amalgam of guesswork, gossip, falsified information and polysyllabic academic arrogance, the eugenics movement slowly constructed a national bureaucratic and juridical infrastructure to cleanse America of its “unfit.” Specious intelligence tests, colloquially known as IQ tests, were invented to justify incarceration of a group labeled “feebleminded.” Often the so-called feebleminded were just shy, too good-natured to be taken seriously, or simply spoke the wrong language or were the wrong color. Mandatory sterilization laws were enacted in some twenty-seven states to prevent targeted individuals from reproducing more of their kind. Marriage prohibition laws proliferated throughout the country to stop race mixing. Collusive litigation was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court, which sanctified eugenics and its tactics.
A recent article ties in this older movement with a much-newer one: the Covid hysteria movement. His title is telling: “Did You Ever Notice How the Same Supreme Court Precedent Used to Rationalize Vaccine Mandates Also Justified Involuntary Sterilization?”
He discusses how Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate has been challenged by various US federal courts, and says this:
The federal government generally has no authority to issue regulations requiring civilians to receive vaccines. More of a mixed bag is state vaccine mandates. Some have been upheld, and some have been struck down. What all of the state vaccine bans have in common are they rely in some part on a Supreme Court decision called Jacobson vs. Massachusetts. In 1902, a Swedish pastor named Henning Jacobson was fined by the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for refusal to get a free (does this sound familiar?) smallpox vaccine because Cambridge feared it was facing an outbreak of that disease. In a 7-2 opinion written by Justice John Marshall Harlan, the court upheld Jacobson’s conviction and the $5 fine it brought with it.
In short, Justice Harlan upheld the police power of the state in attempting to protect citizens during a public health crisis. Since then, Jacobson has been used to buttress all sorts of rulings. . . . I question whether regulations imposed by executive fiat are legitimate and thus fall under Jacobson. I also have grave doubts that most of the actions taken to “protect” us from the Wuhan virus would qualify as reasonable. I definitely don’t buy any comparison between Wuhan virus and smallpox. Be that as it may, what Jacobson shows is the danger posed to all of us by any law that purports to protect us from some ill-defined threat. The best example of what Jacobson portends, if allowed to continue to metastasize, is exhibited in the 1927 case called Buck vs. Bell.
In that case the Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision that Carrie Buck could be involuntarily sterilized: “She wasn’t alone. She was followed by some 70,000 Americans who were deemed to ‘sap the strength of the State.’ These were the blind, the deaf, the crippled, the chronically indigent, those with low IQs and psychological disorders.”
He then quotes from a New England Journal of Medicinearticle discussing the smallpox outbreak in Boston in 1901–1903:
In November 1901, the Boston Board of Health ordered “virus squads” to vaccinate men living in inexpensive rooming houses. A reporter for the Boston Globe accompanied a squad one night and described the scene: “Every imaginable threat from civil suits to cold-blooded murder when they got an opportunity to commit it, was made by the writhing, cursing, struggling tramps who were operated upon, and a lot of them had to be held down in their cots, one big policeman sitting on their legs, and another on their heads, while the third held the arms, bared for the doctors.” One “fighting tramp,” who “went down in a heap on the floor” from the blow of a policeman’s club, received both vaccination and suturing of his scalp. In hearings on compulsory vaccination, opponents alleged that in Massachusetts, boards of health “in many cases had acted with autocratic power and forcibly assaulted persons to vaccinate them.”
Wow, this is all starting to sound VERY familiar! He continues:
The men who were clubbed senseless and forcibly vaccinated did not have the resources to mount a court challenge. Sarah Prince was a Jehovah’s Witness. Her case was brought shortly after World War I when Jehovah’s Witnesses were imprisoned for their pacifist beliefs leading them to refuse conscription. In fact, nearly all that denomination’s leadership was arrested under the 1918 Sedition Act. She was another person outside the social mainstream. Carrie Buck was impoverished, uneducated, and mildly retarded, and she came from a family that was very much the same. Have you noticed how the “unvaccinated,” and now the “un-boosted,” are talked about in the media?…
I will be the first to admit that I don’t know how this drama will play out. What I do know is this. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and I think Jacobson is the on-ramp to a superhighway leading down. Once the state has the authority to force you, against your will and without your consent…or, in the case of the current set of vaccines, without even informed consent…to undergo treatment for a disease you do not have, you have ceased to have any autonomy. As I’ve warned before, by giving the government, and I mean any level of government, a “public health exception” to the First Amendment, we have opened the gates to using the same methods to tamp down “handgun violence” or the “obesity epidemic” or boils on the ass. redstate.com/streiff/2021/12/08/did-you-ever-notice-how-the-same-supreme-court-precedent-used-to-rationalize-vaccine-mandates-also-justified-involuntary-sterilization-n488230
Yes, I have been sounding the alarm for nearly two years now on all this, imploring people to remember the events of recent history. Yet most folks seem utterly clueless, and have the same mindset now that most did back then: ‘The State cares for us. It knows what is best. Who am I to question things? Our rulers are trying to keep us safe.’
I close by quoting someone who long ago was fully aware of the dangers of eugenics, and he even penned an entire volume on it. Back in 1922 G. K. Chesterton wrote Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State. Here is just one quote from that important work:
The thing that really is trying to tyrannize through government is Science. The thing that really does use the secular arm is Science. And the creed that really is levying tithes and capturing schools, the creed that really is enforced by fine and imprisonment, the creed that really is proclaimed not in sermons but in statues, and spread not by pilgrims but by policemen—that creed is the great but disputed system of thought which began with Evolution and has ended in Eugenics. Materialism is really our established Church; for the government will really help it to persecute its heretics…I am not frightened of the word ‘persecution’…It is a term of legal fact. If it means the imposition by the police of a widely disputed theory, incapable of final proof—then our priests are not now persecuting, but our doctors are.
The first plague, the “plague of blood,” was sent apparently as a warnings. Its purpose was to fill the Egyptians with horror. No man was hurt by it; and upon Pharaoh himself it had small effect; for he asked his magicians about it, and they also proved able to turn water into blood. They did this, however, only in small quantities, and on no such awful and majestic scale as God had done, where the great flow of the Nile, one of earth’s hugest rivers, was all of blood.
The first plague had been startling; the second was persistently and personally annoying. Moses first warned Pharaoh of the thing that he would do, and then at God’s command stretched his rod over the river. Out from the water there came at once innumerable frogs. They covered the land; they spread everywhere, into every house and every chamber. Pharaoh himself must have trod upon them in his palace halls, and faced them on his feasting table. Doubtless thousands upon thousands of the pests were killed, but there came thousands more,
That archenemy, the devil, is a liar from the beginning; but he is so very plausible that, like mother Eve, we are led to believe him. Yet in our experience we shall prove him a liar.
He says that we shall fall from grace, dishonor our profession, and perish with the doom of apostates; but, trusting in the Lord Jesus, we shall hold on our way and prove that Jesus loses none whom His Father gave Him. He tells us that our bread will fail, and we shall starve with our children; yet the Feeder of the ravens has not forgotten us yet, and He will never do so, but will prepare us a table in the presence of our enemies.
He whispers that the Lord will not deliver us Out of the trial which is looming in the distance, and he threatens that the last ounce will break the camel’s back. What a liar he is! For the Lord will never leave us or forsake us. “Let him deliver him now!” cries the false fiend: but the Lord will silence him by coming to our rescue.
He takes great delight in telling us that death will prove too much for us. “How wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” But there also he shall prove a liar unto us, and we shall pass through the river singing psalms of glory.
“Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.” – 1 Corinthians 10:1–2
When God’s people were separated from Egypt, first by the cloud and then by the Red Sea crossing, they were being baptized. Baptism is a sign of the need for separation. As water washes away filth, so the work of the Lord washes away sin and gives new life. Baptism means that individuals and their households have a new identity. For Israel, that identity was tied to Moses’ leadership. They were no longer under the ownership of Pharaoh. The nation of Israel had been “born again.” God taught His people about the need for a new life, even as baptism now points to rebirth.
The church now has been baptized in “the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” We do not belong to this world! We belong to the LORD Himself. Looking back on that Red Sea crossing would motivate believers for generations. Several Psalms recount that event. In 1 Corinthians 10, the Apostle Paul also sees the need to remind the church of this event. He uses this example to remind us of the need to look to Christ, even during trials and temptations (1 Corinthians 10:12-13).
Sadly, many who crossed the Red Sea fell away. They crossed the Red Sea, but Egypt never left their hearts. The same danger exists today. Therefore “…forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13–14).
Suggestion for prayer
Praise the LORD of deliverance and baptism. Pray for the wisdom to continue to look to Christ amid temptations.
Pastor Robert VanDoodewaard currently serves the Free Reformed Church in Powassan, Ontario, Canada as a minister of the gospel.
Has your obedience taken you to surprising places lately?Will you stay and follow the clues to find the next step?
“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15
On Sunday our grandson wrote clues for the latest scavenger hunt he was inventing. “Go to where the teeth eat meat,” said the first clue. Instead of finding the next clue at the kitchen table, we found it under Snapper, his hand-crafted four-foot long blue alligator.
In much the same way, I don’t know where I’ll be led next until I follow and obey God’s call to share His good news with others. Will there be scary people? Unusual places? My heart may be pounding as I listen and respond to the nudges God sends.
Sometimes I’d rather just stay put and be silent. Yet obedience is not just about trying to live to show Christ’s love. Lots of people may be loving and kind. But that’s not always enough. Obedience is also talking about who God is and what He has done for me.
The outcome may not always feel like success. All that my obedience may bring is the knowledge that I have obeyed to the best of my ability. At times the immediate experience may even feel like failure. But success in witnessing is simply sharing Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results up to God.
Has your obedience taken you to surprising places lately? Do you question whether this is the place God wants you to be? If so, will you stay and follow the clues to find the next step?
Oh Jesus, grant me the willingness to follow You to the places You are sending me in my own experiences at home with my family and in my neighborhood. Grant me the humility to obey You. For I have nothing to lose in the end. Amen.
Obeying God’s will in our lives should not be a burden but a thrilling adventure that we walk through with Him each day.
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.”Psalm 40:6-8
Some Christians view obeying God only as a way to avoid the negative consequences of disobedience. But if this is our thinking, then obedience becomes a heavy burden rather than an exciting adventure motivated by love for Jesus Christ and a desire to please Him.
The reason some of us see following the Lord as a burden is because we tend to think of His will in terms of big and potentially costly decisions. But doing God’s will isn’t just about large issues; it’s also daily obedience in small matters of life. Philippines 4:6 tells us not to be anxious about anything but to pray about everything. In bringing even fairly mundane concerns to the Lord, we’re being trained to trust and obey Him in more critical matters.
The Christian life is a walk of faith—one step of obedience after another. Though we may think the situations we face are unrelated, the Lord moves us through a variety of circumstances toward His ultimate purpose. If, for the sake of safety, we back off from obeying, we’ll miss the opportunity to experience His awesome power working in and through us. Small choices may seem insignificant, but they lead to a thrilling lifelong journey with God.
One can scarcely blame the Pharaoh Amenhotep because he did not immediately recognize the divine authority of Moses and Aaron. They had shown him that they had great power, that they could do something more wonderful than any of his own magicians; but he had seen many such apparently mysterious things among the Egyptian priesthood. He was not afraid of magic. His real sin lay not there, but in his increasing cruelty to the Israelites, his venting of his rage on them, his refusing them their right of religious worship. In these sins it would seem that his whole nation joined him; for now God told Moses that He would send upon Egypt a series of terrible punishments, until He had broken the pride of the nation and they humbled themselves before Him.
The first punishment or “plague” was that of blood. The Lord commanded Moses to approach Pharaoh as the latter stood beside the Nile, and to smite the river with his terrible rod. Moses obeyed; and at once the water of this river, which the Egyptians held sacred, turned all to blood. For seven days the great stream flowed by as blood. Each day the people must seek elsewhere in wells and cisterns for their water. “And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank.”
UN headquarters: Statue of lion with wings as described in Daniel’s dream erected The first was like a lion but had eagles’ wings. Daniel 7:4. A statue with Biblical implications has been erected recently outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The statue, entitled the ‘guardian for international peace and security, is situated on the Visitor’s Plaza outside UN Headquarters. According to the UN, the ‘guardian’ is a “fusion of jaguar and eagle.” Many have noticed an eerie similarity to Daniel’s dream in the Bible: His dream featured four beasts – a lion with wings, a bear with fangs, a four-winged leapord. The fourth beast had ten horns.
SEC’s Inspector General Kept Job Despite “Abusing His Authority” By Protecting Subordinates According to an exclusive Reuters report, Carl Hoecker, the SEC’s inspector general, was briefly suspended in May 2020 following an investigation into “serious misconduct” on Hoecher’s part. Instead of firing him, the SEC temporarily suspended its own IG without pay for an undisclosed period. And now he’s now back on the job. The investigation was led by the SEC’s Integrity Committee, a federal panel that examines allegations of wrongdoing against inspectors general. The panel determined that Hoecker had abused his position by carrying out “a remarkably biased and flawed” internal investigation into allegations made against two of his employees, who had also worked with Hoecker at a different agency before he joined the SEC.
Judge Grants Project Veritas Request To Insert Special Master After FBI Raids A special master, typically a retired judge, is appointed in a small number of cases to sift through seized materials and separate out documents that are privileged, or legally protected from authorities. While a government filter team could adequately go through the materials, a special master is being appointed to “ensure ‘the perception of fairness,’” U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres, an Obama nominee, wrote in the 5-page order. “In light of the potential First Amendment concerns that may be implicated by the review of the materials seized from petitioners, the court finds that the appointment of a special master will ‘help to protect the public’s confidence in the administration of justice,’”
Explosion In New Heart Conditions Dismissed As “Post Pandemic Stress Disorder” A London Evening Standard report quotes senior vascular surgeon Tahir Hussain, who works at an NHS hospital in London. “I’ve seen a big increase in thrombotic-related vascular conditions in my practice,” said Hussain. “Far younger patients are being admitted and requiring surgical and medical intervention than prior to the pandemic.” Hussain said that the cases are “a direct result of the increased stress and anxiety levels caused from the effects of PPSD (post-pandemic stress disorder).” He also said that people dying at home “from conditions such as pulmonary embolism and myocardial infarction” was down to them self-isolating and not seeking the medical care they need. Then we told them the sudden onset of hundreds of thousand of heart-related illnesses were due to “post pandemic stress disorder.”
Now There Is Talk In Washington That A Nuclear First Strike Against Russia Should Be “On The Table” 59 years after the Cuban missile crisis, a new source of tension threatens to bring the United States and Russia to the brink of war. But instead of John F. Kennedy, we have Joe Biden and his hapless minions in the White House. I wouldn’t trust Biden and his national security team to navigate us through a pancake crisis at the local Waffle House, and so I am definitely not optimistic that they will be able to handle the crisis in Ukraine.
Global public currently dissatisfied with democracy – Pew research Many in the global public feel democracy is not working the way that it should – and this sentiment is growing. According to an interactive essay by the Pew Research Center, a large majority in democratic countries believe that their nation’s political system has declined, governments no longer work for the benefit of the population, and that their own political systems need to be reformed
Is third sabotage the charm at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility? – analysis Did the Mossad or someone just try to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities at Natanz for the third time since July 2020? Reports are still hazy, but as of Saturday night, the narratives varied from: Iran undertook a preplanned air defense drill unrelated to sabotage, but shot down an attack drone thwarting a sabotage attempt.
France slams Iran for slowing talks, warns delay could ‘get it closer to nuclear weapon’ Talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are expected to resume on Thursday, France’s foreign minister said, although he added that he feared Iran was playing for time. “The elements… are not very encouraging,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a French parliament committee, referring to the seventh round of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers that began on Nov. 29 and paused on Friday. “We have the feeling the Iranians want to make it last and the longer the talks last, the more they go back on their commitments… and get closer to capacity to get a nuclear weapon,” Le Drian said.
Israel announces completion of 40-mile security barrier with Gaza Strip After three-and-a-half years of construction, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday the completion of a 65-kilometer (40-mile) underground and overground border barrier with the Gaza Strip. The barrier “includes an underground component with sensors, an above-ground fence, a naval barrier, radar systems and command-and-control rooms to prevent infiltrations from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory,”
Israel considers giving Jewish tourists special status bringing ingathering of exiles closer Perhaps the most revolutionary suggestion by Stern called for special classification to be added for visas granted to Jews for coming to visit Israel as tourists. “We need to act and to emphasize that we need to give the right to come to Israel to Israeli citizens, foreigners, and also to the Jewish world,” Stern said on Monday. “There should be an extra definition [status category], which falls between that of an Israeli citizen and that of a foreigner.”
World’s tiniest camera – the size of a grain of salt – created by scientists The world’s smallest camera, the size of a grain of salt, may soon be coming to mobile phones everywhere. Computer scientists from Princeton University and the University of Washington say the small device they created can take crisp, full-color pictures just as well as conventional cameras which are 500,000 times bigger.
Did Dinosaurs Exist? More Lies? …This post takes you through the possible coverup of the Nephilim (large humans) and their skeletons found all over the world, with dinosaurs used as the coverup. The Nephilim are in the lost book of the Bible, the book of Enoch.
Omicron raises uncertainty around inflation, says Powell The emergence of Omicron raises the uncertainty around inflation, the chair of the Federal Reserve has warned. Rising rates of Covid, plus the new variant, pose new risks to the US economy, Jerome Powell told a Congressional committee
COVID Outbreak On US Cruise Ship Despite Fully Vaxxed Passengers Despite every cruise line requiring passengers and crew to be fully vaccinated before boarding, a cruise ship returning from a sail across the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea with thousands of passengers onboard detected an outbreak of COVID-19, according to AP News.
Bill Gates has us blocked on Twitter, and that’s just fine with me because it is God that allows to fight and minister on the front lines of the end times, and we don’t need any man’s permission to preach and teach the gospel of the grace of God.
Pfizer smoking-gun secret document: their deadly COVID vaccine …In short, the Pfizer document (which was never supposed to see the light of day but was disclosed as part of a FOIA suit) describes the adverse effects from just the first three months of injections with the company’s COVID vaccine:158,000 adverse events, 1223 deaths. In a half-sane world, this would have been more than enough to halt all injections and cancel the vaccine.
“Your love of liberty — your respect for the laws — your habits of industry — and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” —George Washington (1789)
At least 12 American cities have eclipsed their milestone for homicides in 2021, and all of them are run by Democrats.
Trying to carve out a living in Joe Biden’s America can be murder. Literally.
In one big city after another, the homicide rate is shattering old records and shattering American lives. Albuquerque, Austin, Baton Rouge, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, Philadelphia, Portland, Rochester, St. Paul, Toledo, and Tucson — each of these cities has eclipsed what had previously been the deadliest year in its history. One of them, Albuquerque, broke its previous mark for murders, 82, way back in August. And with three weeks left in the year, a handful of other cities will likely join this sad fraternity.
Not surprisingly, the mayor in each of these record-setting cities is — you guessed it — a Democrat. And why not? As we’ve noted before, and as grim statistics continue to bear out, the Defund Democrats are hard on cops and soft on crime.
As ABC News reports: “Philadelphia, a city of roughly 1.5 million people, has had more homicides this year (521 as of December 6) than the nation’s two largest cities, New York (443 as of December 5) and Los Angeles (352 as of November 27). That’s an increase of 13% from 2020, a year that nearly broke the 1990 record.”
Philly may be killing it, but when it comes to mayhem, the City of Brotherly Love can’t compare to Chicago. As it turns out, the city that Carl Sandburg once called Hog Butcher for the World does a pretty good job of butchering people, too. Chicago may only be the nation’s third-largest city, but through November, it led the pack with 739 homicides, up 3% from 2020. If there’s any solace to be found in this appalling body count, it’s that the city’s deadliest year, 1970, is safe for at least another year. Not even the Windy City’s incompetent racist mayor, Lori Lightfoot, who along with New York City’s Bill de Blasio is among the very worst mayors in the nation, could hope to match Chicago’s stunning total from more than half a century ago: 974.
Drugs, of course, tend to go hand-in-hand with violence, so it’s not surprising that the U.S. surpassed another awful milestone this year: 100,000 overdose deaths. That number, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, covers a 12-month span rather than a calendar year, but the total is no less terrible. As NBC News reports: “The number of overdose deaths rose 29 percent, from 78,056 from April 2019 to April 2020, to 100,306 in the following 12 months. The data, from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, is considered provisional but is a good indication of what the final numbers will show next month.”
What does our president have to say for his country? “As we continue to make strides to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot overlook this epidemic of loss, which has touched families and communities across the country,” said Joe Biden in what must be one of his most misleading and meaningless utterances of the year.
This administration’s efforts to impose a permanent pandemic on all of us have no doubt contributed to the loneliness and hopelessness of untold millions of Americans, and so the soaring rate of overdose deaths isn’t at all surprising. But overdoses don’t happen without drugs, and thus Biden’s open-borders immigration policy is also to blame. As Vince Bielski of RealClearInvestigations rightly notes, our nation’s fentanyl crisis begins at our porous southern border.
Yesterday, we reported on the brutal stabbing murders of two Columbia University students, two years apart, in Manhattan’s Morningside Park. And we noted that the Democrats just don’t get it. They want us to believe that this rise in criminality is about guns and root causes and COVID-19, when in fact it’s about culture, cops, crime, and punishment.
Joe Manchin (WV) and Jon Tester (MT) say “no” to vaccine mandate on private businesses.
Democrat Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Jon Tester (MT) crossed the aisle Wednesday evening to help Republicans pass a bill repealing Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate for private business. The 52-48 vote on the bill sponsored by Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) was brought to the Senate floor via the Congressional Review Act, which allows the Senate to review presidential orders.
The bill now heads to the Democrat-controlled House where Nancy Pelosi is almost certain to kill it. Even if it were to be passed by the House, the White House made it clear that Biden would veto the legislation.
So, was this an act of futility on the part of Senate Republicans? Far from it — it served to put Democrats on the record going into an election year where they are facing a severe uphill battle to retain control of Congress. That two Democrats peeled off to join Republicans is also an indicator of just how unpopular Biden’s vaccine mandate is.
Prior to the vote, Republican senators gave the strong argument that this vote was not about being anti-science or anti-vaccine, as Democrats have spuriously insisted. Rather, it has everything to do with defending Americans’ rights and freedom.
“It’s got Main Street America scared,” Braun contended. “They’re worried about, well, what does this mean on other issues? Anybody who thinks this is a good idea, imagine the next time it happens when you’re on the wrong side on whatever the merits of the case would be.”
Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) similarly argued: “It’s daunting to families as they’re facing higher bills for their gas and their heating. They are very concerned about what this would do to their long-term ability to get a job, keep a job. I think they realize that this is an invasion into their own abilities to make decisions about themselves in their healthcare.”
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer ridiculously claimed that Republicans objecting to Biden’s mandate were “anti-vaxxers.” He mockingly said, “[They] remind me of what happened 400 years ago when people were clinging to the fact that the sun revolved around the Earth. They just didn’t believe science. Or 500 years ago when they were sure the Earth was flat.” This isn’t about science; it’s about power.
Indeed, making it clear that the crux of the issue is objection to Biden’s overreach against Americans’ individual freedom and not objection to the COVID vaccines, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated, “I’ve encouraged Kentuckians and all Americans to take full advantage.” He added: “I’ve recorded public service announcements, I am a survivor of childhood polio, I’ve watched vaccines obliterate polio in our country in my entire lifetime. Trust me, there is no bigger proponent of vaccination than I am. But here’s the thing. The United States of America is a free country. The federal government, elites in Washington, cannot micromanage citizens’ personal choices without a legitimate basis in law and the Constitution. And that goes double for presidents going far beyond the bounds of their office and their authority.”
McConnell then hung Biden’s vaccine mandate around Democrats’ necks. “Washington Democrats have lashed themselves to a mast that is very simple: Unvaccinated people should be fired,” he said. “That’s what they want? They don’t trust individuals, families, doctors, employers, and customers to sort things out for themselves? They want every worker at a medium-sized business to either get the shot or get fired by President Biden. And buried in the illegal mandate is a call to explore whether it should expand to all businesses. This is not how things work in our country, period.”
Significantly, some employment numbers from October indicate that millions of Americans may be deciding to avoid submitting to Biden’s vaccine mandate. Some 4.2 million workers quit their jobs, nearly setting another record and continuing a seven-month trend. In 2021, some 38 million workers have quit their jobs in what some are terming the “Great Resignation.” Biden’s mandate began only in September, but how much of a role has it played into people’s decisions to leave jobs in the last three months?
Finally, Biden opened a first-ever White House Summit for Democracy today wherein he lamented diminishing freedom around the world. “The data we’re seeing,” he said, “is largely pointing in the wrong direction.” Well, Biden may want to look in the mirror, as this diminishment of freedom has much to do with hypocrites like himself handing down authoritarian diktats such as his COVID vaccine mandate.
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Clinton is so entitled that she read the victory speech she expected to deliver in 2016.
Hillary Clinton never really believed she lost the 2016 election. In fact, she’s spent the last five years blaming misogyny, sexism, voter ID laws, Bernie Sanders, James Comey, and the Russians for her shocking loss. Now she wants you to know just what they took from her by publicly reading the victory speech she fully so expected to deliver.
Who does this? Who goes out, five years after the fact, and reads a victory speech for a lost election? Hillary Clinton, that’s who. There are no bounds to her narcissism and entitlement.
Assuming she’s even telling the truth that she wrote this speech five years ago, the irony of her words is evident immediately. After beginning with brief pablum about values and democracy, she read: “We will not be defined only by our differences. We will not be an ‘us versus them’ country.” The inconvenient truth is that the Democrats’ entire platform consists of dividing Americans by race, sex, and income level. Everything they do is based upon pitting a select “oppressed” group against another select group of “oppressors.” The only sense in which they don’t want it to be “us versus them” is that they don’t want their opponents to speak at all. If Democrats can help it, there won’t even be a “them.”
A woman who viewed the presidency as her birthright tried to make herself emblematic of every girl or woman who’s ever wanted anything. “I’ve met women who were born before women had the right to vote,” she said. “They’ve been waiting a hundred years for tonight.” Thanks to Hillary’s should-have-been victory, “Every boy and every girl can grow up to be whatever they dream — even president of the United States.”
What kind of example is she to young women? “She is the most bitter, divisive, and toxic human in the history of American politics,” writes political analyst Stephen Kruiser. “When her husband was caught defiling the Oval Office carpet her response was to slut shame Monica Lewinsky and blame a ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ for the fact that Bill couldn’t keep it in his pants. For that, Democrats turned her into a feminist icon and gave her a couple of jobs that she didn’t earn.”
But hey, any girl can dream.
Notwithstanding her soap opera display in this speech, Clinton is so robotic, phony, and shrill that we can’t believe she’s actually capable of real human emotion. Oh she tried, alright. She pretended to choke up, reading through much of the speech trying desperately and unsuccessfully to get those unused tear glands to succumb to her will and generate some moisture, but we’re surely not the only ones who found her acting to be about as convincing as a Star Wars prequel.
She also talked about everything Democrats oppose and destroy all while claiming to value it — “unity, decency, and what President Lincoln called ‘the better angels of our nature.’”
Well, let’s do talk about those “better angels.” It was Clinton who, while serving as secretary of state, broke federal law by maintaining a private email server intended to hide her pay-to-play Clinton Foundation schemes. For that and mishandling classified information, she was under FBI investigation. It was Clinton who, in a bid to distract the media from her own scandal, paid for the phony Steele dossier to put Donald Trump under not just a cloud of suspicion but an FBI investigation to match her own. That cloud followed Trump for his entire presidency — all the way to the first impeachment — undermining him and our nation for four years. It was Hillary Clinton who leveraged her own position in power to profit personally and destroy her political enemies.
Has there ever been a more corrupt individual to come so near the most powerful position in the world? Has there ever been a person less deserving of the office George Washington once honorably established? The nation will be better off when Hillary Clinton finally retires to private life.
The president doesn’t want to offend the ChiComs with anything to protect Uyghur slaves.
There can be no denying that the Chinese government is committing genocide against the Muslim Uyghur population in Xinjiang province, and that President Xi Jinping is directly involved. With evidence mounting, is there anyone to call out Xi and the Chinese for their actions?
Joe Biden has intermittently talked tough about China, but he doesn’t appear to want to do much to upset the Chinese. Until yesterday, congressional Democrat leadership were in the same boat, keeping the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act from reaching Biden’s desk for a year, despite overwhelming bipartisan support in the House and Senate.
The House finally passed the bill Wednesday by an overwhelming 428-1 vote, along with similar vote totals for two other bills — one condemning “the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity being committed against” Uyghur Muslims, and another rebuking the International Olympic Committee for “legitimizing” China’s bogus claims about tennis player Peng Shuai, whom our Emmy Griffin has written about here.
Speaking of the Olympics, the U.S. has at least led a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, which has now been joined by the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Senate legislation, cosponsored by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), prohibits the importation of any goods made in the Xinjiang province. It passed by voice vote in July but got lost in the shuffle of other legislative mayhem, including the latest debates over the debt ceiling.
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman reached out to Merkley in October to share the administration’s concern that the bill was too broad and should target specific goods and companies profiting from slave labor. Acting on the administration’s orders, Sherman called for the bill to be more targeted. In plain language, they want the bill watered down.
White House Press Secretary argued less than convincingly, “We are absolutely not lobbying in any way against the passage of this bill.”
Rubio had no luck getting the bill attached as an amendment to this year’s defense authorization. Democrats blocked his efforts on procedural grounds that would not pose an issue if they were truly dedicated to making this legislation happen. Rubio isn’t buying Psaki’s line, either, saying, “The Biden administration has been standing in the way for months.”
As popular as these bills are in their respective chambers, they must be reconciled before being passed on to Biden for his signature. Will that take another year? Will he sign it whenever it does come?
Any blockade of imports from Xinjiang is sure to ripple through the global supply chain. The Chinese have a near monopoly right now on solar panel components, and they are close to achieving monopoly status on minerals key to developing long-life rechargeable batteries for the electric cars we’re all supposed to be driving in 10 years. If Biden and the Left want to see their ecofascist agenda come to pass, they will need China’s help making it happen. That might result in having it both ways — passing this resolution but never quite getting it to Biden. The bill already ignores the fact that the Chinese can simply move their slave laborers. Democrats will be turning a blind eye to genocide for the sake of politics.
Biden has been two-faced on China most of his political career, and he currently appears stuck in time, harkening back to an age when China was supposedly a strategic partner, then a strategic competitor.
Whatever people want to say about the past, right now China is America’s enemy. It’s very basic. China is a strategic threat to the United States and to free people everywhere. The ChiComs have bought off world-governing bodies like the UN, which remains silent on the Uyghurs. They have wooed corporations whose only focus is bigger dividends for stockholders, and they have brainwashed narcissistic entertainers and athletes (well, except women tennis players) into doing their propaganda work for them.
The United States is the one place where people robbed, bullied, and murdered by the Chinese government can turn. But we cannot count on Biden. He dropped government investigations into China’s role in the origin of the COVID-19 outbreak. He has not supported democracy activists in Hong Kong. He has left Afghanistan wide open for the Chinese to claim the country’s lithium deposits. And Biden does nothing of substance as China continues to flex its military muscles over the Taiwan Strait.
It’s still possible to contain, maybe even neutralize, the Chinese threat to the existing world order, but that possibility will be frittered away if ChiCom Joe has anything to say about it.
The Tesla CEO rejects the Democrats’ massive socialist spending bill as “unnecessary.”
The man most responsible for making electric vehicles popular and a commercial success, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, recently came out against the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” $2 trillion-plus socialist spending bill. Musk recommended that lawmakers “delete it.”
In an interview at the Wall Street Journal’s recent CEO Council event, Musk gave his blunt assessment of Biden’s massive spending bill. “Honestly,” he stated, “I would just can this whole bill. Don’t pass it. That’s my recommendation.”
Musk then offered his view of the primary role of the federal government, which is to “get out of the way and not impede progress.” He then suggested that the government’s job should be to “referee,” not to be a “player on the field.” He added: “Rules and regulations are immortal. They don’t die. The vast majority of rules and regulations live forever. … There’s not really an effective garbage collection system for removing rules and regulations, so this hardens the arteries of civilization where you are able to do less and less over time.”
When asked if there are some good things included in the Democrats’ massive socialist spending bill — like subsidies for buying electric vehicles and for building EV charging stations across the country, both of which would benefit Musk’s own bottom line — Musk responded simply: “Unnecessary. Do we need support for gas stations? We don’t. I’m literally saying get rid of all subsidies.”
However, Musk’s biggest concern was clearly over trillions of dollars more in federal government spending. “If this was a company, it would be a $3 trillion loss. This can’t keep going,” he pointed out. “The government is simply the biggest corporation, with a monopoly on violence and where you have no recourse. It’s the only one that’s allowed to legally do violence.” He then added, “We should minimize what the government does.”
While Musk’s opinion may hold some weight, he doesn’t have the power to stop the Democrats from moving forward on Build Back Better. The man who does is Democrat Senator Joe Manchin, who recently made it clear he’s far from sold on it. “The unknown we’re facing today is much greater than the need that people believe in this aspirational bill that we’re looking at,” Manchin asserted on Tuesday. “We’ve gotta make sure we get this right. We just can’t continue to flood the market, as we have done. We’ve done so many good things in the last 10 months, and no one is taking a breath.”
As we have repeatedly stated, and as Musk alluded to, all this bill does is give the federal government more power over Americans’ lives. That it saddles the nation with trillions more in debt is a feature, not a bug, to Democrats because it affords them more authority over more of our daily affairs.
UPenn’s latest “star” is just the latest example of this humiliating charade degrading women’s sports.
The University of Pennsylvania’s “Lia” Thomas, an ostensibly gender dysphoric student whose given name is Will, is making headlines because he is shattering women’s swimming school records. What has long been the debate in this arena (or pool) concerns whether or not men should be allowed to compete in women’s sports.
Thomas had competed until only recently with the men’s swimming team at UPenn. He took a break from swimming during the pandemic but has joined the women’s team as a newly minted “transgender” woman for this school year. He is not just breaking the women’s records, but shattering them. During a three-day-long meet in which UPenn swimmers competed against Cornell and Princeton, he beat the record by 12 seconds in the 500-meter freestyle. In the 200-meter freestyle, he beat the record by seven seconds.
Thomas, as a biological male, should not have been permitted to join the girls’ team. Instead, he should have been encouraged to finish out his swimming career with the men. But since we don’t live in a society with any sense, let’s put it up to governance of respected institutional bodies.
These are large margins, to say the least, and the lady swimmers he was competing against were no slouches. This obviously calls into question the fairness of him competing with the girls’ swim team. Even the International Olympic Committee (IOC) states in its guidelines regarding gender dysphoric athletes that the standard for eligibility to compete with the gender of their choice rests on them not showing an “unfair, disproportionate competitive advantage.” Shattering female school records by seven and 12 seconds clearly demonstrates a disproportionate advantage and should disqualify him from continuing to compete with the women’s team. However, collegiate rules and the IOC rules are not the same, so he is allowed to take the laurels that rightly belong to an actual biological female.
Nine states led by Republican governors have already passed legislation that stipulates athletes are to compete with the sex of their birth. Thomas, who is an Austin, Texas, native, is from one of those states. Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 25 this past October. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is not one of those nine states, so again Thomas lucked out.
The timing of Thomas coming out as “trans” is suspicious, to say the least, especially if he does have aspirations of swimming at a higher level such as the Olympics. His situation is very strange if he genuinely suffers from gender dysphoria, as he doesn’t follow the typical pattern. This disorder, as it has been understood, appears more often in males than in females, but it usually manifests in early childhood. Thomas was fully 22 years old before coming out as a trans “woman.”
When asked about this, he told interviewers: “The process of coming out as being trans and continuing to swim was a lot of uncertainty and unknown around an area that’s usually really solid. Realizing I was trans threw that into question. Was I going to keep swimming? What did that look like?”
Another regrettable aspect of this situation with Thomas stealing women’s swimming accolades is that there is no outcry from the women he cheated out of their rightful achievements. This signals either that those who protested against this travesty were silenced, or that all the women swimmers are so indoctrinated in woke ideology that they saw it as being inclusive and an ally. Frankly, both options are bad.
If women don’t start making a loud ruckus, they are going to lose their sports to men. This is taking a huge step backwards.
Kamala Harris’s approval rating is … well, bad. Just 28% hold enthusiastic vibes toward the vice president, and a lot of that has to do with absurd decisions like this one (via the Daily Mail): “[On Monday] Harris held a private meeting with black feminist activist Cora Masters Barry — who publicly said ‘f*** white women’ on a Zoom call before last year’s presidential election in which she accused Donald Trump supporters of ‘wearing a white sheet.’” Columnist Adriana Cohen adds: “In recent weeks, four prominent staffers have announced their departures, including Ashley Etienne, the vice president’s communications director, and Symone Sanders, a top aide serving as senior adviser and chief spokesperson. Additional staff are eyeing exits according to reports. What on earth is going on?” What’s going on is that Harris keeps terrible company.
Our Mark Alexander observes that a bunch of talking heads on the Right are trying to monetize Kyle Rittenhouse, but he needs to fade to the dark for a while. These interviews are not doing his verdict any good. Alexander notes: “I don’t disagree with Rittenhouse’s statement, ‘Well, I have PTSD, but the best thing to do is to joke about it.’ But DON’T do it in a national forum. This kid is getting used.” While the Tucker Carlson interview was reasonable, subsequent ones were trash. He is young, and his attorneys undoubtedly want to keep him front and center for their liability settlements. But yakking it up and grinning from ear to ear undermines his case.
Per The Hill: “Rising costs due to inflation have become a top concern among Americans, a new Monmouth University poll found. The poll found that 15 percent of respondents currently see everyday bills such as groceries as the top concern in the country, while 14 percent see inflation as the top concern.” Interestingly, “In addition to those expressing concern about inflation and high costs, 46 percent of respondents to the poll said whatever they named as their top issue has been negatively impacted by the federal government in the past few months. That is the highest degree of blame voters have placed on the federal government regarding their top concern since former President Obama’s administration.” Could it possibly be that, as Ronald Reagan sugggested, government is the problem, not the solution?
House finally votes to ban imports from Xinjiang over forced labor concerns (Axios)
AOC says taxpayers should have to pay her $17,000 student loan — even though she makes $174,000 a year (FEE)
Mark Meadows sues Pelosi and January 6 committee (PM)
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Insight: “Ever since the beginning of modern science, the best minds have recognized that ‘the range of acknowledged ignorance will grow with the advance of science.’ Unfortunately, the popular effect of this scientific advance has been a belief, seemingly shared by many scientists, that the range of our ignorance is steadily diminishing and that we can therefore aim at more comprehensive and deliberate control of all human activities. It is for this reason that those intoxicated by the advance of knowledge so often become the enemies of freedom.” —Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992)
“On Monday, lame-duck New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, ‘Omicron is here, and it looks very transmissible.’ So, de Blasio, ignoring scientific evidence that current COVID-19 vaccines will not stop the variant from spreading, decreed all private sector workers in businesses of all sizes must be vaccinated by Dec. 27. … A mayor who professes to defend bodily autonomy is doing the opposite, forcing everyone to take the shots, regardless of personal qualms. This is the same de Blasio who warned at a recent Brooklyn pro-abortion rights rally that ‘You cannot have your government attempt to take away your right to control your body. It cannot happen in America.’ Well, it can, as long as you’re something other than a childbearing female.” —Betsy McCaughey
“I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birthrate and the rapidly declining birthrate. And yet, so many people, including smart people, think that there are too many people in the world and think that the population is growing out of control. It’s completely the opposite. Please look at the numbers — if people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble, mark my words.” —Elon Musk
Friendly fire: “My office is not allowed to use ‘Latinx’ in official communications. When Latino politicos use the term it is largely to appease white rich progressives who think that is the term we use. It is a vicious circle of confirmation bias.” —Democrat Congressman Ruben Gallego
Braying jenny: “Screw … all who are all about hiding behind religious exemptions because they don’t want anybody to tell them what to do. … [They] deserve whatever comes their way, including losing jobs, getting sick, and perhaps dying from this virus. … I don’t know why the GOP doesn’t just take those guns they profess to love so much and just start shooting all of their constituents who think this way. It would be quicker and ultimately safer than putting me and my friends and family at risk.” —National Education Association (NEA) board member Mollie Paige Mumau
Swamp Doctor: “I understand, and we all understand, how people do not like to be told what to do. They wanna make their own choice and their own free will. I get that and I respect that. But these are unusual times, and you can’t think only of yourself and your own personal opinion. … I would prefer, and we all would prefer, that people would be voluntarily getting vaccinated, but if they’re not gonna do that, sometimes you’ve gotta do things that are unpopular, but that clearly supersede individual choices.” —Anthony Fauci
Follow the Science™: “[COVID is] becoming this crazy superbug inside of the people that aren’t vaccinated, and now it’s affecting us.” —”The View’s” Sunny Hostin
Dezinformatsiya: “Saule Omarova withdrew her nomination to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a key role overseeing U.S. banks, after facing personal attacks about being born in the former Soviet Union.” —NPR
Non compos mentis: “In an abolitionist society, this [Jussie Smollett] trial would not be taking place, and our communities would not have to fight and suffer to prove our worth. Instead, we find ourselves, once again, being forced to put our lives and our value in the hands of judges and juries operating in a system that is designed to oppress us, while continuing to face a corrupt and violent police department, which has proven time and again to have no respect for our lives. In our commitment to abolition, we can never believe police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) over Jussie Smollett, a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom. … Police lie and Chicago police lie especially.” —BLM Los Angeles cofounder Melina Abdullah
And last… “One of the reasons people don’t bother to stop and think is that symbolism lets them feel good about themselves. They can go through life leaving havoc in their wake, while enjoying a warm glow of self-approval.” —Thomas Sowell
Television presenters and news headlines across the United Kingdom have commonly referred to hospitals being filled with unvaccinated covid19 patients.
As if it could ever be considered evidence of anything, an anonymous “doctor” wrote a piece for The Guardian, which he filled with nameless anecdotal evidence, and emotively headlined:
ICU is full of the unvaccinated – my patience with them is wearing thin
This claim is regularly used as an argument for vaccine mandates, and/or unvaxxed-only lockdowns.
But is it true?
In a word, no.
ICUs are not “full” of unvaccinated covid patients, they’re not even full of covid cases. In fact, they’re not even full at all.
As of last week, NHS England’s own bed statistics reported that England has 4330 available critical care beds, of which 894 (21%) are being used by Covid patients, 2608 (60%) non-Covid patients and 828 (19%) were empty.
So, England’s critical care beds are not even 90% full, let alone 90% full of unvaccinated covid patients.
But let’s be charitable and assume these people misspoke or communicated their point badly. Let’s assume they meant 90% of covid hospitalisations are unvaccinated.
That, at least, is true right? Wrong.
The actual number is 35.4%
According to the UK’s Health Security Agency data (page 31 of this document) 6639 patients were admitted to hospital “with Covid” in the weeks 44-47 of this year. Of those 6639, 2355 were unvaccinated.
So unvaccinated people do not even make up the majority of Covid cases, let alone the majority of ICU admissions in general.
So, even going by the official statistics – which we’ve previously shown are routinely inflated to make the “pandemic” appear frightening – the claim is incorrect.
And that doesn’t even account for the fact that, according to Public Health England, a “Covid hospitalisation” is anyone admitted to hospital for any reason within 28 days of a positive Covid test. This could include people who are admitted to hospital for something else and then happen to test positive while they are there.
We could also discuss the tiny number of hospital beds available in this country, which has more than halved since the 1980s, whilst the population has exploded in that time.
CHAPPAQUA, NY—Meet your instructor! MasterClass has announced its latest expert tutor, Hillary Clinton, who will teach a series of lectures about how to lose presidential elections.
“We are honored to welcome Hillary Clinton to our world-class lineup of instructors,” said CEO David Rogier. “She is one of the world’s foremost in losing so thoroughly and embarrassingly, having lost her presidential races every time she’s tried. And now, you will learn how to lose your presidential runs every bit as catastrophically as she did!”
MasterClass has several more Hillary Clinton classes in the works, including:
How To Collude With The Russians
How To Murder Your Enemies
How To Protect Powerful Sex Predators In Service Of Your Political Ambitions
How To Chug An Entire Bottle Of Wine In 10 Seconds
Rogier hopes this will empower a new generation of young progressives to ruthlessly pursue power at all costs.
In related news, Donald Trump has announced the release of his very own MasterClass, entitled “How to Never Do Anything Wrong, Ever.”
TONIGHT: SEPARATION OF CHURCH…AND SCHOOL; THE SUPREME COURT TAKES ON A CASE OVER FUNDING FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. PLUS, COURT PACKING: THE FINDINGS OF A PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION INTO REFORMING THE HIGH COURT. AND MANDATE BLOCKED: A FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS THE WHITE HOUSE VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR FEDERAL WORKERS.
The President’s attempts to mandate that people get vaccinated continues to face resistance; a growing number of Democrats have started speaking out against Israel; Bob Dole lies in state today at the U.S. Capitol; President Biden announced that he will not send American troops to Ukraine to deter possible Russian aggression there; advances in ultrasound technology are producing undeniable proof of life in the womb; an Ohio Dunkin’ Doughnuts employee and her three children are home for the holidays… thanks to the kindness of a loyal customer.
A new study from Lifeway Research found that most Americans believe that Jesus was born in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, but less than half believe that Jesus existed prior to being born on that first Christmas.
“Most Americans consider Jesus’ birth a historical fact,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of Lifeway Research. “It can be easy to only evaluate Jesus like you would any other historical figure—thinking about when He lived and what He did. However, the Bible also describes Jesus in a way that one must evaluate who you believe He was. Most Americans believe His origin was from God the Father, but half as many believe He existed before His birth.”
In this episode, Dinesh does a wide-ranging interview with Senator Ted Cruz on the radicalism of the Biden administration and how to fight woke culture in politics and in society. Dinesh reveals why public ambivalence over abortion is unlikely to help the Democrats.