Monthly Archives: March 2022

A Worthy Woman | Today in the Word Devotional 

What a wide variety of women we have studied this month! These Old Testament women have made courageous decisions by faith, stepped up to lead, struggled with bitterness, loved with kindness, worshiped idols, spoke with wisdom, and prophesied truth. Each had different goals, obstacles, victories, flaws, and failures. We finish our journey with a look at the ideal woman, the “wife of noble character,” described in Proverbs 31. Modern readers may not realize that this chapter is actually a skillfully crafted poem. In the Hebrew, it reads as an acrostic, each verse beginning with another letter of the alphabet. In addition, the poem is written with extended chiastic structure, meaning that opposite lines are parallel. The first line is parallel to the last line. The second line is parallel to the second-to-last line. Using both techniques in one poem is remarkable! The author describes the sort of woman a young man should look for in a wife: someone with a noble character, someone in whom he can place his confidence. She should have a strong work ethic and manage money well. She should care for the needy and maintain her household. Verse 23 says her husband is respected as a leader in the city, and this, significantly, is the center of the poem, the main point. It follows, then, that this woman was not only savvy in business but also strong and dignified, full of peace and joy for the future. She was a wise and capable teacher. Her children and her husband would speak her praise. The poem concludes with an important point. While charm and beauty are not bad qualities to possess, they are not the most important foundation. “A woman who fears the LORD is to be praised” (v. 30)! >> While the qualities developed in this poem describe a wife, they are characteristics we can all emulate and pursue. Consider which women in this study have made an impact on your life. What lesson will you take forward from their lives?

Personal Bias | Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul

Many atheists deny God’s existence primarily because they believe there is too much to lose in acknowledging the Creator who holds them accountable. Today, R.C. Sproul considers the influence that personal bias can have on a person’s thinking.

The Bible and its Story: The Dead Elisha

‎In those last moments of Elisha, his devotion to Israel, his patriotism, flamed up fiercely from his gentle spirit. Not content with aiding King Joash to shoot the arrow of deliverance, he bade the young king take a bundle of arrows and strike them repeatedly upon the ground. Joash, puzzled but obedient, did so. He struck the ground three times, then he stopped. Elisha cried out fiercely against him that he had not struck five or six times, “then had thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it.” As it was he would win but three great victories.

‎Leaving this heritage of rescue to his countrymen, Elisha died; and they buried him with honor. Yet even in his death one further miraculous deed is recorded of him. Another dead man was being borne forth to burial. The exhausted land was filled with marauders, a band of whom threatened the funeral procession, so the dead man was hastily placed in Elisha’s grave. No sooner had he touched the holy bones within, than life came back to him; he arose and rejoined his friends.

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

The Rapture of the Redeemed, Part 1 – Listen to Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, Mar 31, 2022

It’s the most anticipated rescue of all time: the return of Christ for His Church. But the rapture might also be the most misunderstood occurrence. Dr. David Jeremiah explains why the rapture won’t occur as a single, spectacular event, but rather a sequence of events. 

— Read on

A Discerning Heart, Part 2 of 2 (When Jesus Has Your Heart) – Listen to Running To Win with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Mar 31, 2022

We all must examine our hearts and find out what really motivates us. Judas shows us how far away we can fall from Christ, even though, to all observers, we seem to be children of God. In this message, we’ll give our attention to three life-changing lessons that we dare not forget as we look at the life of Judas. Only grace draws us to Christ, changes our motivations, and keeps us in the love of God.

2022 Easter Radio Specials — VCY America

Join us as we remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

(All Times Central)

Saturday, April 9

3:00pm – “The Centurion”

6:00pm – “The Easter Lily”

Sunday, April 10

12:00pm – “The Last Sacrifice”

5:00pm – “He Touched the World with Love”

8:00pm – “One Perfect Life – Jesus of Nazareth”

Monday, April 11

12:00pm – Lamplighter Theatre – “You Are There Easter” Pt. 1

Tuesday, April 12

12:00pm – Lamplighter Theatre – “You Are There Easter” Pt. 2

Wednesday, April 13

12:00pm – Lamplighter Theatre – “You Are There Easter” Pt. 3

Thursday, April 14

12:00pm – Lamplighter Theatre – “You Are There Easter” Pt. 4

Friday, April 15

12:00pm – “Jesus in the Passover” (Messianic Minutes Special)

2:00 & 8:00pm – Crosstalk – “In Defense of Easter” (Guest:  Tim Chaffey)

Saturday, April 16

12:00pm – “Vinegar Boy”

3:00pm – “The Calvary Story”

5:00pm – “I Saw the Lord”

6:00pm – “Paid in Full”

Sunday, April 17

12:00pm – “I Am”

5:00pm – “He is Risen Indeed”

8:00pm – “One Perfect Life – Jesus the Messiah”

9:00pm – “Easter Celebration”

2022 Easter Radio Specials — VCY America

We Are Desperate for You — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

A prayer, beseeching our Heavenly Father.

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 4:1 (NASB)

Lord, we’re desperate for you. We’re bunched up in confusion, moving by impulse and fear, flitting here and there like a frenzied flock caught in the wilderness of the far country.

We are here! We are here! And we know you hear. You’ve heard us before; you’ve swept in and saved us from our hopeless paralysis.

Do it again, O, Holy One; how long must we wait?

And we hear you say, “Yes, how long? How long must I wait while you wear my grace and peace like a cheap cloak from a secondhand store?”

Oh God, I hear your heart. You set me apart; yet, I joined the crowd – like birds of a feather.

From now on, Abba, when the swirl and twirl shoves at me, instead of taking to panicked wings; I’ll let you quiet my soul.

I am ready now; I am willing now to be swept under the safety of your wings, as a hen gathers her chicks.” Matthew 23:37 (NKJV)

Question: Does this prayer sound like one you’ve prayed recently? What about sometime in the past?

By Jon Walker
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•   Sample Prayers

•  How to Pray

•  Salvation Explained

We Are Desperate for You — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Giving Fear an Eviction Notice — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Father, thank you for your perfect love that can drive out my fears!

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”1 John 4:18

Over the 20 or so years that my husband and I have owned our house, we have had quite a variety of tenants who have lived in our basement suite. While we have often tried to help people who were in difficult circumstances, we have learned by experience that it does not always work out for them to stay with us long term. We value a quiet lifestyle at this stage in our lives, so too much noise is a big factor for us, even though it is normal for families to harbor a certain amount of yelling, crying and banging. We realized recently that we are also stressed by tenants who stay up late at night, coming in and out of the house while we are trying to sleep.

Home should be a haven for all who live there. In the same way that two very different people often cannot be roommates, fear and love cannot live in the same house. I know, because they have both lived in me! And while I have tried to evict fear many times in the past, I know how difficult it can be to make fear move out! It sneaks back into my life at the most unexpected times, and if I am not careful, it soon takes over my life again!

As I have puzzled over how to make fear go away for good, I have come to realize that I have to choose God’s perfect love as my only tenant on a daily basis. If my life is full of God’s perfect love for me, that love actually is what evicts (or drives out) fear, because there is no room for it!

Who wouldn’t want to trade fear for love? Allow God’s love to fill you, and refuse to let fear back in each time it knocks at your door, because if you have asked Christ to live in you, your house is already leased for a lifetime!

Father, thank you for your perfect love that can drive out my fears! Please be the ideal tenant in my life and continually evict any scary feelings I may have of being punished or stalked by evil.

By Karen Woodard
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•   A Prayer for Protection

•   Another Prayer for Protection

•  Salvation Explained

Giving Fear an Eviction Notice — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

The Bible and its Story: The Arrow of Deliverance

Of the two kingdoms of the Hebrews, the northern one was more exposed to the Syrian ravages; and the suffering of the land grew ever worse. King Jehu fought the invaders all his life, as did his son and successor, Jehoahaz. But at last all of Jehoahaz’s forces were reduced to “fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen.” During neither of these reigns do we hear aught further of the prophet Elisha, who had in effect placed Jehu upon the throne. God’s ways are not man’s ways; and it may well be that the gentle Elisha was awed, overwhelmed by the consequences of his deed, that he sank crushed and despairing beneath the misery of his country.

‎Only the account of his death brings him again before us. This occurred in the reign of the next king of Israel, another Joash or Jehoash. The aged prophet summoned to his bedside the young king, and bade him take bow and arrow in hand. Then the dying “father of Israel” placed his hands upon the king’s hands which held the weapon, and feebly aided him to shoot through an open window in the direction of the Syrians. Elisha prophesied that even thus should Joash smite the Syrians and deliver Israel.

by Julius A. Bewer; Charles F. Horne

31 Mar 2022 News Briefing

Lavrov: Russia, China Moving Towards Multipolar ‘Fair World Order’
Lavrov and Yi were seen on Chinese state TV in face masks bumping elbows in front of their national flags shortly before the meetings – which Lavrov will attend – to discuss ways to help Afghanistan.

White House Cites Intel Claiming Putin Being “Misled” By His Own Generals On War’s Progress
We believe that Putin is being misinformed by his advisors about how badly the Russian military is performing, and how the Russian economy is being crippled by sanctions because his senior advisors are too afraid to tell him the truth,” White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield told a press briefing.

Hunter Biden Dam About To Burst? WaPo, CNN Go Scorched Earth Over ‘Laptop From Hell’
Two weeks ago, the New York Times confirmed the laptop exists, and is legit – and confirmed several previously reported aspects of the story, including correspondence between Hunter and his business partner Devon Archer, both of whom served on the board Ukrainian energy giant Burisma. Today, the Washington Post and CNN are piling on – with the post confirming yet-more details of the laptop contents,

GOP Senator Warns There Will Be a Worldwide Famine in the Next 2 Years
“You know I’m a big agriculture guy. Twelve, 15 percent of the agriculture products – corn and wheat, sunflower oil – come through that Black Sea, so— and fertilizers come from that area as well, so there actually is going to be a famine one to two years from now. I think two years from now will be even worse,” he told Fox Business’s “Mornings with Maria Bartiromo”

6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes east of Australia, USGS says; no threat of tsunami
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck just east of Australia Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

Earthquake Just Hit Europe’s Supervolcano Campi Flegrei
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake has been recorded at the supervolcano Campi Flegrei, which sits around nine miles from Naples. Campi Flegrei is one of the world’s most populated active volcanoes, with over 2.2 million people living within around three miles of the site.

No ‘surrender to terror’ – Religious Zionism MK to visit Temple Mount | World Israel News
MK Itamar Ben Gvir of the Religious Zionism party announced that he will visit the Temple Mount on Thursday. Ben Gvir said in a statement that he visits the flashpoint compound, which is the holiest site in Judaism, on the first day of each Hebrew calendar month, and will not be deterred from making his usual ascent because of an uptick in Arab violence.

A hyperactive sunspot just hurled a huge X-class solar flare into space
A fast-erupting sunspot just hurled out a huge flare. The flare even caused a shortwave radio blackout. Solar flares are ranked first by category — A-class are weakest, then B-, C-, and M-class, with X-class the strongest

Some Islamic scholars predict the end of Israel in 2022
Are the recent terror attacks by Palestinians being driven by Islamic prophecies that predict Israel’s imminent downfall? Palestinian social media is apparently abuzz with anticipation that Israel will cease to exist during this year’s month of Ramadan, which begins this weekend. These predictions are based on a few different sources.

‘Every life matters,’ Jordanian King Abdullah II tells Israeli president as he decries tragic terror attacks in Israel
Israeli President Isaac Herzog became the fourth senior Israeli official to visit Jordan this month when he was welcomed by King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday at Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman. The visit came a day after a deadly terror attack took place central Israel in which five Israelis were killed. Right away, King Abdullah condemned the attacks and expressed his condolences to the victims’ families. He told Herzog that “every life matters.” The king decried “tragic attacks that target civilians on both sides, including yesterday’s attack,” according to the Royal Court.

400 Marines, 10 F-18s, ‘couple’ C-130s deploy to eastern Europe
The U.S. has deployed an additional 400 U.S. Marines, 10 F-18 Hornet fighter jets and a pair of Hercules transport aircraft to eastern European this week amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Arizona governor signs 15-week abortion ban into law
Arizona’s Republican Governor Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a restriction the US Supreme Court could soon declare to be constitutional when it finishes reviewing a similar Mississippi ban this spring.

Ukraine to hold referendum on peace deal after Russian troops withdraw
A possible peace deal between Ukraine and Russia will be put to a national referendum in Ukraine, as soon as Russian troops withdraw to their positions from before the invasion, Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak said Wednesday. His remarks come following negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in Turkey.

Israel could defend Ukraine against Russia according to new proposal
The proposals are the most comprehensive that Ukraine has publicized yet. The proposal envisions security guarantees in accordance with the NATO military alliance’s Article 5 – a unified defense clause. Israel was listed among the countries that would be a security guarantor for Ukraine. Other countries listed included Poland, Turkey, and Canada.

Islamists and Neo-Nazis Flirting
Once living separate lives, the future of both radicals’ extremism, both now seem to realize, may rely on each embracing the other. Swept up in a whirlwind of an immutable, shared fear of Jews, women, homosexuals, democracy and secularism, this has all the elements of a great hate story. Groups such as CAIR, leading Salafi clerics such as Omar Suleiman, and legislators such as Ilhan Omar have all been denounced by Haqiqatjou, who accuses them of diluting Islam with “liberalism” and “social justice” by promoting “blasphemy and outright kufr.”

Biden cabinet tries to ruin alliance between Israel, Arab countries in potential war against Iran
The meeting was called to discuss one central issue: the Iranian threat. Had U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken not been present, it is likely that the conference would have focused solely on Iran, America’s withdrawal from the Middle East and furthering the success of the 2020 Abraham Accords. However, Blinken’s presence and the U.S. State Department’s obsession with the Palestinians meant that the parties would be distracted from the main pressing issue at hand.

At least 7 injured after EF-2 tornado rips through Northwest Arkansas
The National Weather Service said an early morning thunderstorm spawned a tornado in Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday.

Line of severe thunderstorms spreads damaging winds, tornadoes across parts of South
A second severe weather outbreak in a week ravaged part of the South Tuesday, bringing rounds of damaging winds, torrential rains and even reports of some tornadoes.

PM Orbán Rejects Ukraine’s Demands: ‘Safety of the Hungarian People is Most Important’ 
George Soros’ ties to Ukraine and to their President, may add to Orban’s decision to steer his nation away from this war.

Dr. Marble: With COVID lies exposed, globalists now promote WORLD WAR to depopulate the world Dr. Ben Marble believes the globalists are now promoting world war to depopulate the world after their Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lies got exposed.

UK gov’t reverses ‘no jab, no job’ policy, doesn’t say if unvaxxed workers will be rehired
The ‘no jab, no job’ mandate for home care workers was revoked last week, but it remains unclear if those ousted from their positions will get their jobs back.

COVID-19 vaccination policies in the Philippines are KILLING people daily
People all over the world are being killed by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. This is especially true in the Southeast Asian nation of the Philippines, where President Rodrigo Duterte’s tyrannical vaccine mandate policies are getting people killed every day.

FDA Tells Doctors in 8 States to Stop Using COVID-19 Treatment
U.S. drug regulators have directed health care workers in eight states to stop using a COVID-19 treatment because it may not be effective against an Omicron coronavirus subvariant that’s rising in prevalence.

WHO calls for widespread removal of abortion restrictions, end to ‘criminalization’
Carla Lockhart, chair of the U.K.’s All Party Parliamentary Pro-life Group, accused the World Health Organization guideline as appearing to have been written ‘by the abortion industry.’

US Deploying Thousands of Marines to Australia’s Northern Territory to Prepare For Possibility of War With China
As tensions rise between the United States and China, thousands of American soldiers are being sent to Australia in preparation for a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Ex-intel officer Jeff Prather tells Ann Vandersteel: Ukraine is a puppet of US government, a biolab for fifth generation war
“Ukraine in itself is a biolab for fifth generational war, just as Ukraine is a puppet of the United States government – the government, not the American people. But the United States government is a puppet of the Deep State, global elites and China. And so that’s where we find ourselves now,”

They’re using Do Not Resuscitate Orders to turn Hospitals into Death Camps 
If you have relatives or friends in a care home or hospital of any kind, check they haven’t been given a blanket DNR notice.

DEPOPULATION CONFIRMED: Ever since covid vaccines were introduced, U.S. population growth has plummeted
For the past two years, we were told that the answer to the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) plandemic, and the thing that would “save lives,” was everyone taking the Operation Warp Speed “vaccines.” It turns out, however, that population growth in the United States has reached an all-time low ever since the jabs were introduced.

Alaska will not verify voter signatures in first-ever statewide mail-in election
Alaska’s Division of Elections will not verify the authenticity of voter signatures on the ballots cast in the upcoming June 11 special statewide primary to replace Rep. Don Young. “There is no statutory authority to verify signatures, but voters will have to provide witness signatures,” a March 25 email from Alaska’s Division of Elections stated.

…One is not even allowed to criticize the ILLEGAL ACT OF CROSSING THE BORDER. ONE MUST EMBRACE EVERY LIFESTYLE, NO MATTER HOW IMMORAL.  Can the end days be far away?

Budget 2022: COVID-19 vaccine extension to include babies, toddlers
Babies and young children could be inoculated against COVID-19 as part of a $1 billion extension to the national vaccine rollout…The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI)…has so far only recommended that COVID-19 vaccines be given to children aged five and up.

How The Jab of The Beast Destroys The Name of God That’s Transcribed Upon Your DNA
Truly, this is the Abomination that causes your Temple of God to become desolate. The Jab allows for Satan to write his name upon your “holy place” where the name of God used to be. Where he sits upon the Throne of God and is declaring him…

Dumbphone Sales Are Soaring As People Revolt Against “Overwhelming” Smartphones
In a time when various “developed world” intelligence agencies are filling up petabytes of hard disk space with domestic phone recordings and tracking their own citizens who – in the pursuit of a “liberal” agenda – have been escalated to a greater terrorist threat than actual foreign terrorists, some people have had enough and are throwing their smart phones into the trash and replacing them with “dumbphones” instead.

On The Opening Day Of The 2022 World Government Summit In Dubai, The First Item On The Agenda Was About Preparing To Receive The New World Order
They have made so much forward progress towards the implementation of the New World Order that there is no longer any reason for even trying to hide it as they have done for nearly the past 80 years. This is why at the World Government Summit in Dubai that began yesterday, there was only one question on everyone’s mind. Are YOU ready for the New World Order? Apparently, they are quite ready thanks to the ground work already accomplished by the Great Reset.

Biden Admin’s Nuclear Deal: “This Isn’t Obama’s Iran Deal. It’s Much, Much Worse.”By every indication, the Biden Administration appears to have given away the store… What is more, the deal appears likely to deepen Iran’s financial and security relationship with Moscow and Beijing, including through arms sales.” — Statement from 49 US Republican Senators, March 14, 2022.

NATO to Approve ‘Major Increases’ of Troops as Zelenskyy Says 100,000 People Trapped
NATO is likely to send more troops to the alliance’s eastern flank, sending battle groups to Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Wednesday, as Ukrainian officials warned that 100,000 people are trapped in Mariupol amid the conflict with Russia.

Israel refuses to sell Pegasus cyberweapon to Ukraine and Estonia over concerns of harming relationship with Russia 
Israel blocked the sale of what is considered to be the “world’s most powerful cyberweapon” to Ukraine and Estonia over concerns about how Russia would react.

Biden Seeks $22.5 Billion for ‘Boosters for All,’ as Some Lawmakers Push Back • Children’s Health Defense
White House officials Monday said Congress must allocate another $22.5 billion in COVID pandemic relief to avoid imminent cuts to treatment and vaccine availability, but some key Republicans said they want a fuller accounting of the trillions of dollars the administration has already spent on the coronavirus response.


Headlines – 3/31/2022

Regional cooperation minister discusses Abraham Accords with Biden’s UN envoy in New York

Blinken stumps for Abraham Accords while in Algeria

Blinken says he stressed to Israeli and Palestinian leaders US support for 2-state solution

International community condemns Bnei Brak shooting, other recent terror attacks

Hosting Herzog, Jordan’s king condemns ‘tragic attacks that target civilians’

Gantz pressured Abbas to condemn attack, threatened to pull planned Ramadan gestures

Biden administration official urged Abbas to condemn Bnei Brak attack

Lapid reportedly bristled at Bennett’s use of term ‘Arab terror’ after Bnei Brak attack

Two Ukrainians, Two Fathers and Arab Christian Cop Killed in Terror Attack in Israel

Israeli security services struggle to stop deadliest terror wave since 2nd Intifada

Amid angry protests, security chiefs put forces on alert, vow to quell terror wave

Gantz orders deployment of 1,000 soldiers to reinforce police after terror attacks

Bennett urges Israeli gun owners to strap-up amid ‘murderous terror wave’

Bennett: Whoever has a license should carry a gun now

Bnei Brak terrorist served prison time after planning to carry out suicide bombing

Amid terror jitters, police shoot and injure two during arrest in Jerusalem market

Michael Oren: Terror Against Israel Is Working Because NYT Sugarcoats It

Palestinians Celebrate, Hand out Candy After Terror Attack that Killed 5 in Tel Aviv

US targets Iran missile program with sanctions after strikes on regional rivals

Future or fantasy? All you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s new NEOM megacity, touted to be 33 times larger than NYC

Protests as Sri Lanka Runs out of Fuel, Food, Medicine

Nigeria: Terror Spree Targets Airport, Trains, Priests

New Front in Ethiopian War Displaces Thousands, Hits Hopes of Peace Talks

South Korea Conducts Rocket Launch Days After North’s ICBM Test

China, US, Russia, Pakistan to Hold Talks on Afghanistan

Ukraine: We’ll Be Neutral If Nations With Nuclear Arms Intervene for Us

Israel named as possible security guarantor for Ukraine

South Ossetia to hold referendum to join Russia in future – report

Ukraine insists Russia must withdraw completely before signing peace agreement

‘All Night’ Shelling Casts Doubt on Russia’s De-escalation in Ukraine

Blinken visits Russia ally Algeria in shadow of Ukraine invasion and energy concerns

Ukraine war: The Syrians signing up to fight for Russia

Russian fighter jets that violated Swedish airspace carried nuclear warheads

Ukraine calls on UN to push Russia away from Chernobyl to prevent ‘nuclear catastrophe’

Malicious update anchored worst cyberattack of Ukraine war

Russian Internet Regulator to Fine Google for ‘False Content’

Zuck’s War: The Ukraine Conflict Left Facebook in a Chaos of Conflicting Rules

China Praises Russia for Preventing Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

European Union Warns China Not to Support Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russia: Beijing, Moscow Creating ‘Democratic World Order’

China Welcomes Russian Foreign Minister to Discuss Building ‘Fair World Order’

Russia, China Condemn ‘Illegal’ Sanctions on Moscow Over Ukraine

Biden sends Indian to threaten India over Russian sanctions

Pressly: South Africa May Jeopardize Special Trade Status with U.S. by Backing Russia

UN food chief: Ukraine war’s food crisis is worst since WWII

U.S. Accuses Russia of Blocking Ukrainian Grain Exports, Fueling Food Crisis

Inflation Era: Ukraine Crisis Poses ‘Significant’ Dangers to Eurozone – ECB Head

U.S. Households Face $5,200 Inflation Tax This Year

San Francisco Fed Blames Inflation on Biden Admin. Spending

Biden Promises Ukraine $500M More in Direct Aid

Saudis May Hike Oil Price to Record as War Reroutes Flows

Oil companies refuse to participate in gas price hearing, angering Democrats

Germany Suffering ‘In the Most Brutal Way’ Over Russian Gas Addiction – Minister

Speculation of Rationing As German Minister Prepares Emergency Measures Over Gas Supply

Pelosi Son’s Associate Convicted of Fraud For Scam That Pelosi’s Son Promoted in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry Releases Alleged “BioBiden” Timeline of US Bioresearch in Ukraine

CNN Admits Hunter Biden’s Laptop Is Authentic 532 Days After Initial Reporting

CNN: ‘Realistic chance’ Hunter Biden could be indicted

WaPo Admits Hunter’s Laptop Holds ‘Authentic Communications that Can Be Verified’

Inside Hunter Biden’s multimillion-dollar deals with a Chinese energy company – A Washington Post review confirms key details and offers new documentation of Biden family interactions with Chinese executives

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell says Hunter Biden saga has ‘a lot of smoke’ but calls it ‘Trump conspiracy theories’

White House blasts Trump’s request for favor from Putin amid Ukraine war

Senators Release Bank Records Showing Payments From China to Hunter Biden

Defense Department ‘Encryption Keys’ Found On Hunter Biden’s Laptop

FEC fines DNC and Clinton for Trump dossier hoax

On Same Day FEC Fines Hillary’s 2016 Campaign for Lying About Creating and Funding the Fake Trump-Russia Conspiracy – She Tweets Out a New Trump-Russia Conspiracy

Jan. 6 Committee Pressures AG Garland to Act

Rep. Gohmert: Pelosi Did Not Allow National Guard to Protect Capitol on Jan. 6

Biden got 255,000 ‘excess’ votes in fraud-tainted swing states in 2020, study finds

AZ State Senator Sonny Borrelli: Unmonitored Dropboxes Revealed Over 733,000 Unaccounted for Ballots in Maricopa County’s 2020 Election

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Refers Criminal Action Against AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs For Election Crimes

“Our Country is Paying a Big Price for that Rigged Election” – President Trump

AOC warns Democrats that they could lose big in the midterms if they don’t veer further left

Wendy Rogers Calls Susan Collins ‘A Communist and a Traitor’ For Supporting Biden’s ‘Vile’ SCOTUS Pick

Joe Biden Will Drop Trump-Era Title 42 Border Restrictions May 23 – 170,000 Illegals Amass at Southern Border Ready to Storm into US

GOP Senate sounds alarm on border, Marshall says Biden admin turning border agents into ‘ushers’

US reportedly allowed in dozens of Russians at southern border in secret deal with Mexico

Apple and Meta Gave User Data to Hackers Who Used Forged Legal Requests

‘Lunatics Are Running the Asylum:’ Joe Rogan Blasts ‘Mentall Ill’ Employees of Big Tech Giants

Major X1.3 solar flare erupts from Active Region 2975

Aurora borealis to be visible in the U.S. after strong geomagnetic storm

Mysterious beams of light in the sky have been spotted around the world

Earthquake activity shakes Adelaide, again – and it’s because Australia’s edging northwards

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of New Caledonia, no tsunami threat for New Zealand or Australia

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Champerico, Guatemala

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 24,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 22,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 20,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 14,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Possible tornado injures 7 in Arkansas as severe storms forecast for Southeast

Tornado damages elementary school in Springdale, Arkansas, destroying the gym

Biden to order increase in mining of key minerals to boost production of electric vehicle batteries

California panel OKs reparations limit for slave descendants

‘Multiple officers hit!’ Bullets fly in Buffalo police chase

Haiti protesters burn plane belonging to U.S. missionary group

Man who buried school bus full of children for $5 million ransom approved for parole

Kevin McCarthy says he rebuked Madison Cawthorn over ‘orgy’ tale

Conservative MP Comes Out as Transgender, Claims to Have Been Raped and Blackmailed

Eight Indicted For Raping and Filming Rapes of Two 13-Year-Old Girls

Woke Google’s DeepMind AI Company Accused of Mishandling Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Oklahoma governor signs transgender sports ban into law

Arizona governor signs bill outlawing gender-affirming care for transgender youth and approves anti-trans sports ban

Disney’s Fight Against Florida’s Parental Rights Law Reveals LGBTQ Agenda

FL Governor Ron DeSantis: Disney “Crossed The Line – They Do Not Run This State. They Do Not Control This State”

DeSantis: Disney Does Cruises to Nations Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

Disney’s Activism Partner Tells LGBTQ Employees That DeSantis and Republicans Want to Kidnap Gay People’s Children

Disney Executive Producer Admits She Regularly ‘Adds Queerness’ to Children’s Programming

Disney Executive Producer Says Company ‘Welcoming’ of Her ‘Secret Gay Agenda’

Walt Disney would be ‘rolling over in his grave,’ over company’s ‘wokeness,’ Florida park goer says

UK Leftist Leader Stumped When Asked if Women Can Have Penises

Biden Releases 2023 Budget Allowing Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

Kentucky legislature approves sweeping abortion bill, sending it to governor’s desk

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Signs Bill Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks

Iowa to Kill 1.5 Million More Hens and Turkeys Because of Bird Flu

Matching drugs to DNA is ‘new era of medicine’

FOIA Reveals NIH Secretly Deleted COVID Data Provided by the Wuhan Lab at the Beginning of the Pandemic

Amid growing criticism, CDC denies withholding vaccination data on COVID deaths, hospitalizations

CDC Tells New York Times It Hid Covid Data For Political Reasons

New Emails Show CDC Was Corrupted by Political Coordination with Activists and Teacher’s Unions

W.H.O. Warns Social Surveillance Must Remain Even as Global Coronavirus Cases Plunge

Buried Halfway Into a 40-Page Report, WHO Reveals New Vaccine Side-Effect Many Have Yet to Recover From

Horowitz: Moderna pushing high-dose shot for babies who are in no danger from COVID

“I’m Not Sure Why I’m Doing it on Stage” – Biden Rolls Up His Sleeve, Gets ‘Second Booster’ Shot on Fake White House Set

Tuberville on Ending Federal Travel Mask Mandates: ‘We Are Supposed to Be a Free Country’

Pennsylvania judge boots 5 Dems from school board over mask mandate

Fauci says not ‘going to be able to determine’ if lockdowns were worth it

Shanghai Lockdowns Force Bankers And Traders To Sleep In The Office

Canadian Freedom Convoy Organisers Hit with Additional Charges by Courts

New Supply Chain Risk: 22,000 Dockworkers Who May Soon Strike


Mid-Day Snapshot · Mar. 31, 2022

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‘Big Guy’ Biden’s Family ChiCom Bucks Bonanza

Nixon resigned under threat of impeachment, not for orchestrating the Watergate burglary, but for covering it up.

Mark Alexander

In the final 2020 presidential debate on 22 October, Joe Biden wagged his finger at Donald Trump and declared: “My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China. The only guy who made money from China is this guy [Trump]. He’s the only one. Nobody else has made money from China.”

Joe Biden is a “lying dog-faced pony soldier.” In my preferred parlance, Biden is a bald-faced lying SOB.

Earlier this week, in a report on financial shenanigans with the Beau Biden Foundation, Nate Jackson mentioned new evidence from Hunter Biden’s laptop that he received $100,000 from the ChiComs. And it came from an “energy” company tied directly to the Red Chinese government.

Turns out, Hunter was the conduit for more than $4.8 million in ChiCom bucks, and there is likely more where that came from. His laptop is the gift that just keeps on giving, thanks to the son Joe calls “the smartest guy I know.”

For context, Hunter, as you recall, must be an energy prodigy — on par with his fine art skills! After all, he was receiving $50,000/mo from a corrupt Ukrainian oil company at the same time his father was Barack Obama’s vice president and in charge of our policy with Ukraine.

In that official capacity in 2015, Joe Biden coerced Ukrainian officials to fire a prosecutor who was hot on the trail of Burisma and Hunter Biden — a firing that even The New York Times acknowledged benefited Hunter Biden. As Biden bragged on the record, if Ukrainian officials didn’t “take action against the state prosecutor” [read: fire him] “I said … ‘We’re not going to give you the billion dollars. … I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.’ … Well, son of a b*tch. He got fired.”

Who was Biden coercing on his 15th trip to Ukraine as VP? Well, it was Petro Poroshenko, the predecessor of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, now fighting for his country’s life to survive Vladimir Putin’s “minor incursion,” as Biden framed it ahead of the Russian invasion.

And remember, to cripple Trump’s reelection prospects, Demos attempted to impeach Trump for the “quid pro quo” that Biden admitted he himself did. Trump asked Zelensky to release information the prosecutors had on Hunter Biden.

Biden has a pattern of quid pro quos, withholding aid for political favors. Ahead of his deadly surrender and retreat from Afghanistan in August of last year, he offered an assurance bribe of additional military assistance to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani if he would publicly refute the perception that “things aren’t going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban.” Biden insisted, “There’s a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.” Not a whisper of impeachment from his socialist Democrat Party “leaders.”

So, what now?

There is new authenticated evidence from Hunter’s email communications, those same coms that Joe Biden’s high-ranking deep state political hacks, including former CIA Director John Brennan, assured us were “Russian disinformation.”

Turns out the Bidens were collecting big bucks from the ChiComs — which might be news for those who ever doubted as much.

That “Russian disinformation” disinformation empowered an unprecedented Leftmedia and BigTech blackout of the Biden ChiCom connection. But all those “intel experts” were bald-faced lying SOBs and have yet to fully retract their politically motivated lies.

And Biden’s finger-wagging lies in that final debate occurred at the height of the mass and social media blackout.

Now, The Washington Post and The New York Times are hot on the Biden bucks trail, a trail they colluded with Biden and the Democratic National Committee to ensure was cold 18 months ago.

The Washington Post, having finally evaluated Hunter’s emails, is now out with a story about his “multi-million-dollar dealings” with the Chinese. The subtitle blithely reads: “A Washington Post review confirms key details and offers new documentation of Biden family interactions with Chinese executives.”

According to WaPo: “Over the course of 14 months, the Chinese energy conglomerate and its executives paid $4.8 million to entities controlled by Hunter Biden and his uncle, according to government records, court documents and newly disclosed bank statements, as well as emails contained on a copy of a laptop hard drive that purportedly once belonged to Hunter Biden.”

WaPo notes further: “The new documents — which include a signed copy of a $1 million legal retainer, emails related to the wire transfers, and $3.8 million in consulting fees that are confirmed in new bank records and agreements signed by Hunter Biden — illustrate the ways in which his family profited from relationships built over Joe Biden’s decades in public service. … The potential energy projects Hunter Biden discussed with CEFC never came to fruition.”

Meanwhile, the Times is trying to put a smiley face on it after doing its best to bury the story. The paper’s leftist editors are inching toward the truth.

Fact is, the Biden crime syndicate was robust. Revelations by the WaPo and the Times may indicate Hunter has a federal indictment in his future, and they, along with CNN, are rushing to cover their 2020 blackout.

New York Post investigative reporter Miranda Divine, who originally broke the laptop story and stands fully vindicated, writes: “Now, after our story was censored by Big Tech and dismissed as ‘Russian disinformation’ by Democratic prevaricator Adam Schiff, and 51 former spooks led by former CIA Director John Brennan, apparently it’s safe to admit the laptop is real and the e-mails we published can be easily authenticated. Of course, they all avoid the inevitable conclusion to be drawn from evidence contained on the laptop … that Joe Biden, when he was vice president, was aware of, and intimately involved in, a corrupt, multimillion-dollar, international influence-peddling scheme run by Hunter, and Joe’s brother Jim Biden, in the countries for which Joe was point man in the Obama administration, such as Russia, Ukraine and China.”

Indeed, the Leftmedia’s fabrications and cover-ups make it, as Donald Trump claimed, the “enemy of the people.”

Finally, I believe the collaboration to fabricate the Trump/Russian collusion lie and the deep state coup to take down Trump was far more egregious than Watergate. But to date, there are no high-level indictments, and Hillary Clinton has only been fined for fabricating that lie.

But a close second to the Russian collusion conspiracy would be the collusion between Biden and his Leftmedia and deep state propagandists to conceal the laptop evidence of Biden’s unmitigated corruption. Biden should recall that Nixon resigned under threat of impeachment, not for orchestrating the bungled Watergate burglary, but for covering it up.

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FEC Fines Hillary and DNC … Sort Of

The Federal Election Commission fine is both minuscule and misdirected, but it’s a start.

Douglas Andrews

This isn’t about the amount of the fine. It’s about what the fine represents. And what it represents is guilt — and hopefully just the start of it.

As the Washington Examiner reports: “The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian ‘dossier’ used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.”

We know what you’re thinking: Better late than never. And you’re right. We’ve known about this and reported on it for years, and we watched as the false, phony, fraudulent allegations of Russian collusion plagued the Trump presidency from its onset. And as we look at the amount of the fines meted out by Joe Biden’s FEC — $8,000 for the Clinton campaign and $105,000 for the DNC — we can’t help but think this is the Democrats’ way of trying to forthrightly admit to some minor degree of wrongfulness while at the same time laughing at their knuckle-dragging accusers: There’s your measly fine, you filthy Trumpers. Now go away.

Indeed, they’d love it if we’d go away. They’d love nothing more than to get beyond an issue that once helped them but has since clearly boomeranged. But we’re not going anywhere, and neither is Spygate. And the longer the sordid affair sticks around, the more damage it’ll do to the Democrats. Why? Because they made their case in the mainstream media long ago, and it’s been exposed as fraudulent. Everything from here out will vindicate Donald Trump and those stalwarts on the Right who smelled a rat all along. (Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan: Take a bow.)

“This was done to create — as I have stated many times and is now confirmed — a hoax funded by the DNC and the Clinton Campaign,” said Donald Trump in an email statement. “This corruption is only beginning to be revealed, is un-American, and must never be allowed to happen again. Where do I go to get my reputation back?”

That rhetorical question at the end is a reference to Ronald Reagan’s former labor secretary, Ray Donovan, who in 1987 uttered those same words as he left a Bronx courthouse a free man, having been found not guilty by a jury that deliberated just 10 hours over two days after an eight-month-long corruption trial.

Donald Trump never appeared in a courtroom as a defendant in this Russia collusion hoax, but he might one day do so as a plaintiff. That’s because he recently filed suit against those same two malefactors, Hillary Clinton and the DNC, and a host of others for their collective treachery. As our Nate Jackson wrote recently: “Yes, Trump won in spite of Clinton’s efforts, but her lies and conspiracy with the American intelligence community undermined his entire presidency and created national security problems for the United States. Now, Trump has filed a lawsuit against Clinton, the DNC, and several others who ‘orchestrated an unthinkable plot,’ and he seeks some semblance of justice.”

Of course, those who get their news from The New York Times and other leftist rags are still ignorant of all this. That’s because, as is always the case with news that redounds to the benefit of Donald Trump, the mainstream media bends over backward to minimize the story. Take the aforementioned Gray Lady, for example, which ran this intentionally misleading headline: “Democrats Agree to Pay $113,000 to Settle Campaign Spending Inquiry.” And this equally deceitful subhead: “Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party described payments to a law firm that commissioned scrutiny of Trump-Russia ties — leading to the Steele dossier — as legal services, not opposition research.”

To listen to the Times tell it, one would think Hillary and her DNC merely made some sort of clerical error over in bookkeeping. Indeed, how many Americans still think Donald Trump conspired with Vladimir Putin to rig the 2016 election? Because that’s what this is all about — not some silly little FEC campaign finance violation.

Again, a puny campaign finance fine is small potatoes. But what it represents is big. And there are plenty more shoes still to drop.

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The CDC and Teachers Unions Colluded

Emails have proven the unholy alliance, and our children have suffered as a result.

Emmy Griffin

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), headed by the infamous Randi Weingarten, has long been suspected of wielding undue influence over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and COVID policy. It is well documented that the AFT gives handsomely to Democrat political campaigns. Weingarten herself even said in the lead-up to the 2020 elections that it “will be a vitally important cycle, and that’s why the AFT moved earlier than usual, mindful of the challenges posed by the pandemic, to ensure our long-term allies could establish a footprint.” They certainly have left their footprints — right on the necks of our school children. And under the presidency of Democrat Joe Biden, the AFT has been pulling the puppet strings.

A watchdog group called Americans for Public Trust obtained requested emails through the Freedom of Information Act that are undeniable proof of the CDC and the AFT working together to create back-to-school policy. The emails were between CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, AFT top advisers and union officials, and the Biden administration. These emails prove that Randi Weingarten got to tweak the wording on some of the CDC documents regarding going back to school. The two points in particular where the AFT’s wording was adopted verbatim were on the issues of in-person learning and the rights of teachers who were high risk or had a family member who was considered high risk. In other words, the tweaks by the AFT were union protected and teacher focused and not at all about the welfare of the children.

The document in question was released in February 2021 and, to the rest of the world, it looked like the CDC was ignoring the science behind COVID — at the time there was ample evidence that schools were not superspreaders — and slow-walking a return to school.

It had long been suspected that there was some collusion between the AFT and the CDC on various COVID policy decisions. The CDC even admitted using the teachers union’s expertise but brushed off the undue influence accusation by convincing the public that this was normal practice. In fact, Walensky intentionally downplayed the role that the AFT played in the February guidance.

Dr. Walensky was not the only one intentionally hiding information from the public. In a congressional investigation into this matter, Biden administration lawyers saw to it that key CDC scientists were prevented from giving testimonies about this CDC-AFT collusion. The lawyers wanted “to ensure the Biden Administration was shielded from legitimate oversight.”

We now know the disastrous results of the AFT’s meddling in COVID policymaking. Between its position on masking and keeping schools closed, the AFT had made it abundantly clear that its priorities were never the children. Our public school students have lost years in academic gains that they may never be able to get back. And the CDC in cahoots with the AFT exacerbated the problem. Both organizations should not wonder why the public, especially the parents of these children, hold them in utter disgust.

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The Media’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Narrative Is a Lie

The word “gay” is not even in the text of Florida’s law, and the Left’s narrative is sick and absurd.

Nate Jackson

In the seven pages that constitute Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law, signed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday, the word “gay” is used zero times. But leftists are not offering meta commentary about that by deriding the legislation as “Don’t Say Gay.” This label for the law is an utterly dishonest smear by the Rainbow Mafia and its allies in the media. And, frankly, we’re alarmed by the number of people who appear to be hell-bent on grooming young children to join the cult of sexual perversion.

What does Florida’s law actually say?

The full text is here. In short, it deals with numerous elements that “reinforce the fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding the upbringing and control of their children.” It requires consent and transparency regarding school curriculum and records, and it prohibits any activity on the part of schools to discourage those goals.

Rainbow Mafia thugs find plenty to disparage, but they’re particularly upset about a line right there on page one: “prohibiting classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels or in a specified manner.”

“Certain grade levels” is defined on page four: “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”

In other words, when children are between the ages of five and eight, teachers may not offer instruction about sexual things that are well above kids’ capacity to understand or process. That such basic decency and common sense have brought about such preposterously overwrought condemnation speaks volumes about the depravity of the bill’s critics.

According to the Miami Herald, “Opponents warn the provision could have a chilling effect on confidential conversations between school counselors and young people about the struggles that they’re having with their sexual orientation and gender identity.” Just about the only reason a kindergartener might be speaking to a counselor about such things is that he has been groomed by sick adults.

Regarding another provision about parental notification, the Herald adds, “Some LGBTQ advocates worry that the provision could lead to schools outing gay or transgender kids to their parents, potentially exacerbating mental health challenges students already face.” In other words, the groomers are upset that parents might object to the perverted sexualization of their young children and put a stop to it.

What ever happened to child abuse training that helps adults learn how to detect, deter, and prevent such behavior? When did it become okay to sexually abuse children as long as it’s “LGBTQ advocates” doing the abusing?

Political analyst Chadwick Moore, who also happens to be homosexual, notes another irony: “Heterosexual, like homosexual, is also a ‘sexual orientation.’ Therefore, classroom-wide discussions about heterosexuality that are not ‘age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate’ are also forbidden.”

The sad reality is that such legislation is necessary because children are being taught that sex isn’t biology (i.e., science), but that it’s malleable choice. They’re being told that one of life’s greatest adventures is supposedly changing your gender or orientation. They’re being groomed.

In a way, opponents are right — the law does shortcut such grotesque and condemnable behavior.

Florida’s legislature and governor are also fighting a battle that, unfortunately, needs fighting. Not only are children being sexualized, but the Rainbow Mafia has declared Wrongthink on this subject to be reason for cancellation. Not even critical race theory wields the speech-squelching force of gender issues. That as much as anything is why opponents of Parental Rights in Education have resorted to lying.

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The Biden-Sanders Spending Spree

Joe Biden was elected to be a moderate, not to be a Trojan horse for Bernie Sanders’s socialist agenda.

Lewis Morris

President Joe Biden’s 2023 federal budget proposal has been billed by the White House as a middle-of-the-road budget solution that addresses all of our problems. The truth, though, is that it’s more like something socialist Bernie Sanders would have proposed if he had won the White House instead of “Moderate Joe.”

One of the oldest rules in politics is to avoid trying to be all things to all people. And while Biden is still very much a spendthrift Washington politician beholden to the political Left, he’s also putting greater emphasis on things he thinks voters will want to hear. He is, after all, suffering from historically terrible poll numbers.

For example, Biden has made a big deal of his $813 billion defense budget, a 4% increase over last year. Not to seem ungrateful, but considering both the state of the world and the state of our military, we shouldn’t expect anything less. Our Armed Forces are desperately in need of the most advanced hardware we can provide them — especially since tyrants these days seem more than willing to play their hands.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell poked a realist’s hole in Biden’s budget balloon, pointing out that the 4% increase in defense spending means little in the face of 8% inflation. To which Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks countered that this year’s budget provisions were “resilient to inflation.” This from an administration that first denied the existence of inflation, then explained it away as “transitory.” Resilient to reality sounds more like it.

Biden also increased federal funding for state and local law enforcement, providing $3.2 billion in discretionary and $30 billion in mandatory resources. This may be the death blow to the Left’s Defund the Police movement, which brought our nation and its cities nothing but mayhem and misery. So, again, thanks, Mr. President, for supporting the police, but if you’d simply stood up to the poisonous rhetoric of your comrades and supporters, this never would have happened.

The rest of the discretionary spending, about $870 billion, includes some gems that the Left will be very happy to see: $2.6 billion to advance gender equity (a term Biden’s budget includes more than 100 times), $100 million to retrofit low-income homes with new appliances, and $17 million for the Interior Department’s diversity program, among other essentials.

Sadly, we could’ve predicted that Biden would try to slip in some of these types of goodies. The Democrats’ agenda has been largely stalled to this point, and this may be their last chance to really muck things up before they lose half or all of Congress in November.

Biden claims that his Bernie budget is middle-of-the-road, and his challenge to Republicans is that they risk political alienation by not coming along. This, of course, is a distortion of the landscape. The Republicans have the higher ground on fiscal matters right now, and they can play to that strength.

On the other hand, Democrats are far from united, and while some may buy the phony claims of fiscal responsibility, “progressives” will no doubt push for more wasteful spending. Biden wants to have it all with this one, but it seems unlikely he will.

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Biden’s Stepping Stone to ‘Free College’

The Democrats’ voting-buying college tuition racket includes ever-expanding Pell Grants.

Thomas Gallatin

Nearly everyone recognizes that the cost of higher education has risen too high for the average middle class American family to be able to afford, let alone lower-income families. The average inflation-adjusted price tag at a four-year college back in 1980 was $10,231 annually. As of 2020, that same four-year college costs $28,775. In other words, the average cost of college has risen a whooping 180% over the last four decades. When private nonprofit schools are included, the price jumps up to $48,965 annually on average.

Why the massive jump in college costs? The primary causal factor can be traced straight to the federal government and yet another one of its income-redistribution programs. In an effort to “help” lower-income students be able to afford to attend college, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” established the federal Pell Grant system. Initially aimed at lower-income individuals, the tuition-assistance program has done what seemingly every government welfare program does — expanded. Today, nearly 40% of college students qualify for Pell Grants.

Pell Grants currently provide up to $6,495 annually for a student’s tuition, nearly two-thirds of the average inflation-adjusted annual cost of college in 1980. Thus, taxpayers have already been paying a significant amount of college students’ tuition. The problem is that schools have taken advantage of this government-funded pipeline and have ballooned their own budgets, passing the expenses onto the students and eventually to taxpayers.

Over the last couple of decades, colleges have increasingly expanded their own administrative staff to the point of outnumbering a school’s faculty. This, of course, has significantly increased tuition costs, though they claim it’s all for the students’ benefit. In truth, it’s mostly all for a school’s own benefit.

Heather Mac Donald insightfully observes:

Higher education today resembles a massive Ponzi scheme. Colleges desperately recruit ever more marginal students who stand little chance of graduating. Before their inevitable withdrawal, those students’ tuition dollars fuel the growth of the bureaucracy, which creates the need to get an even larger pool of likely dropouts through the door to fund the latest round of administrative expansion. Administrative positions at colleges and universities grew at ten times the rate of tenured faculty positions from 1993 to 2009, according to academic consulting firm ABC Insights. By the 2013 school year, there were slightly more campus administrators nationwide than faculty; spending on the bureaucracy was equal to spending on all educational functions, including faculty. Tuition rose to cover those bureaucratic expenses, regardless of whether families could afford to pay it. Tuition at private four-year colleges grew 250 percent from 1982 to 2012, while the median family income rose about 18 percent, adjusted for inflation, according to ABC Insights. Since the 2008 recession, tuition at four-year public colleges rose 35 percent.

As tuition costs have skyrocketed, so have the calls for “free college.” In fact, it has become a plank in the Democrat Party’s platform. The great irony is that government “do-gooders” created this problem by giving away money, and now the same folks are claiming that the only solution is to give away even more of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars.

Despite Joe Biden’s unsuccessful bid to get Congress to pass his “Build Back Better” socialist spending boondoggle, his administration has not really backed down from its “free college” goal. Thus, Biden’s budget includes another step toward this goal with his plan to expand the Pell Grant program by increasing the maximum individual student grant totals annually to effectively double the maximum by the end of the decade. This Pell Grant expansion would cost taxpayers an additional $229 billion over the next 10 years.

Ultimately, the Democrats’ “free college” pipe dream is not really about lowering costs. It would do no such thing, as the Pell Grant has already demonstrated. Rather, it’s about growing the federal government’s control over higher education. The hand that feeds is also the hand that controls.

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Top of the Fold

  • Biden taps U.S. oil reserves, Poland says no more Russian oil, and Germany running out of natural gas: In an effort to address politically damaging high gas prices, Joe Biden plans to tap into the nation’s strategic oil reserves and release one million barrels a day over the next six months. This is a politically calculated gesture, not a solution to soaring gas prices; the U.S. consumes upwards of 20 million barrels of oil a day. Biden’s too committed to his “green energy” fantasy base to actually do what needs to be done — more drilling. Unfortunately, Biden’s stubborn commitment to the foolish climate change agenda means another missed geopolitical opportunity, as Poland has announced it will completely eliminate imports of Russian oil. Furthermore, Germany issued a warning on Wednesday that its natural gas supplies are low and called on consumers to reduce their gas consumption, noting that Russia could cut off deliveries if its demand to be paid in rubles is not met. Thus far, Western countries have rejected Russia’s ruble payment demand, as doing so would effectively undermine the sanctions raised against the nation over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • Biden to end Title 42 border policy: Title 42 allowed the Trump administration to mitigate masses of migrants illegally entering the U.S., but it will soon be coming to an end. Joe Biden has long signaled his desire to end Title 42, with open-border Democrats erroneously lamenting that it denies migrants due process. However, not all Democrats are on board with Biden’s decision to end Title 42. Both Democrat senators from Arizona, Kristen Sinema and Mark Kelly, as well as two Texas Democrat representatives have expressed concerns that ending the program without a new plan to mitigate the sure influx of migrants would overwhelm U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Republicans contend that Title 42 should remain indefinitely. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) argued, “Dropping Title 42 without other changes in border policies will produce a tsunami of migrants & drugs.” That’s just what Biden wants.
  • Collins will support KBJ, even as she rejected ACB: With friends like this, who needs enemies? Maine’s “Republican” Senator Susan Collins has announced that she will vote in favor of Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson. The clearly radical leftist judge, a reality demonstrated by her refusal to give a definition to the term “woman,” will get the green light from Collins. Her rationale for supporting Jackson when she would not do the same for Justice Amy Coney Barrett is simply a politically calculated smoke screen. “In my view, the role under the Constitution assigned to the Senate is to look at the credentials, experience and qualifications of the nominee. It is not to assess whether a nominee reflects the individual ideology of a senator or would vote exactly as an individual senator would want.” Hogwash. The reason Collins voted against ACB was the threat she posed to abortion. The reason she’s voting for KBJ is her concern over the negative political optics of voting against a black woman. Collins ensures that KBJ will get the bipartisan approval check mark, something denied to both Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh.


  • Federal judge blasts double standards in J6 sentences (PJ Media)
  • Twenty-one states sue to end mask requirement on public transportation (NBC News)
  • “Unhinged” and “abnormal”: Fed warns of housing bubble as average cost of new homes hits record high (Daily Wire)
  • Oklahoma governor signs bill barring gender dysphoric male athletes from playing female sports (Norman Transcript)
  • Arizona governor signs bill limiting abortion access (Washington Examiner)
  • Finnish court rebukes state prosecution of Christians for saying God made men and women different (The Federalist)
  • Russia appears to have used cluster bombs in Ukraine at least 24 times (Washington Examiner)
  • Policy: Gas tax rebates and suspensions are gimmicky “solutions” to problem government caused (Daily Signal)
  • Humor: Under Florida law, Bengay forced to rebrand as Benstraight (Babylon Bee)

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“History teaches us that men and nations only behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” —Abba Eban (1915-2002)

For the Record

“[The 21st century is] either going to be a story of how a rising authoritarian power replaced a free society as the world’s most powerful country and as a result, ushered in a new dark age of exploitation and conquest, utilitarianism, and all the worst aspects of human nature. Or it will be the story of how the people of the United States, the freest, most prosperous and successful nation in the history of the world, rallied around the truth the country was founded on and ushered in a century of liberty and justice and prosperity.” —Senator Marco Rubio

“The Left will attack Ginni Thomas for exercising her political beliefs, but let Hunter Biden off the hook for his influence peddling.” —Congressman Jim Jordan

COVID Swamp Doctor

“I think the restrictions … certainly prevented a lot of infections, prevented a lot of hospitalizations, and prevented a lot of deaths. There’s no doubt about that.” —Anthony Fauci

“If things change and we do get a variant that does give us an uptick in cases and hospitalization, we should be prepared and flexible enough to pivot towards going back at least temporarily to a more rigid type of a restriction such as requiring masks indoor.” —Anthony Fauci

“When [the Chinese] see something evolving in their own country, they tend to have a natural reflex of not necessarily covering things up but not being very open and transparent.” —Anthony Fauci

Inspirational Quotes With Cackling Kamala

“We’ve been, um, you know, uh, nuh, understanding that it is a real issue, um, what we have done is we’ve actually released some of the reserves, the petroleum reserves to bring down the cost of gas prices. And we are also dealing with the cost, uh, gas is just part of the issue of the cost of living, right?” —Kamala Harris

“For Jamaica, one of the issues that has been presented as an issue that is economic in the way of its impact has been the pandemic. So, to that end, we are announcing … that we will assist Jamaica in COVID recovery by assisting in terms of the recovery efforts in Jamaica that have been essential to I believe what is necessary to strengthen not only the issue of public health but also the economy.” —Kamala Harris

Non Compos Mentis Awards

“[Biden] did not … say that Vladimir Putin should be removed or we’re going take him out of power. He said this man should not remain in power. … Quite honestly, I think this is a media-manufactured story.” —CNN’s Don Lemon

“The myth of ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps’ is a cruel hoax designed to convince poor people and people of color that the injustices they face are a result of their own actions, rather than an oppressive system rigged against them.” —former Labor Secretary Robert Reich (“The real ‘myth’ is that Democrats like Reich ever cared about the injustices [of] ‘poor people’ and ‘people of color,’ since the vast majority of those historical injustices were inflicted upon them by an ‘oppressive system’ that was established by his own Democrat party.” —Darrell B. Harrison)

“Puberty blockers, also called hormone blockers, help delay unwanted physical changes that don’t match someone’s gender identity. Delaying these changes can be an important step in a young person’s transition.” —St. Louis Children’s Hospital advertising puberty blockers.

And Last…

“Disney publicly thanked the Chinese Communist Party officials running concentration camps in Xinjiang. And now Disney is lecturing parents about what’s appropriate to teach kindergarteners? What a joke.” —Senator Tom Cotton

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Sens. Grassley, Johnson: ‘It Is a Fair Question’ to Ask If Joe Biden Is Compromised by His Son’s Business Dealings | CNS News

President Joe Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden his wife after being sworn in as the 46th President, on January 20, 2021. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden his wife after being sworn in as the 46th President, on January 20, 2021. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

( – “We told you Hunter Biden’s laptop was legit,” Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee tweeted on Wednesday. “The media told you it wasn’t. They lied to you. Don’t forget.”

That tweet follows recent reports in both The New York Times and The Washington Post confirming that the emails found on a laptop left in a Delaware repair shop really are Hunter Biden’s — as The New York Post reported before the 2020 presidential election.

Separately, CNN reported on Wednesday:

“A Justice Department investigation into Hunter Biden’s business activities has gained steam in recent months, with a flurry of witnesses providing testimony to federal investigators and more expected to provide interviews in the coming weeks, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

“The probe, led by the US Attorney in Wilmington, Delaware, began as early as 2018 and concerns multiple financial and business activities in foreign countries dating to when Biden’s father was vice president. Investigators have examined whether Hunter Biden and some of his associates violated money laundering, tax and foreign lobbying laws, as well as firearm and other regulations, multiple sources said.”

Two Republican senators — Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — have conducted multi-year investigations into allegations that Joe Biden’s troubled son Hunter used his father’s name and position as vice president to enrich himself and his family.

Democrats and their corporate media allies, until now, have dismissed those allegations as Russian disinformation. And even now, as the liberal media finally admit that the laptop and emails are Hunter’s, and that Hunter is being investigated, they continue to report that this has nothing to do with Joe Biden, now the president.

On Wednesday night, Grassley and Johnson told Fox News’s Sean Hannity it is “fair” to ask if President Biden is compromised because of his son’s activities in Russia and China:

“It is a fair question and it’s a question with me, but every American ought to keep it in the back of his mind, particularly as our government is dealing with the Chinese government, our number one competitor in the world and the number two economy in the world, and I think it’s legitimate to raise that question,” Grassley said.

“I wish I could say absolutely yes. But for somebody to say that over the years…the eight years of being vice president and also then of being out of office but still having the Biden name and the prestige of that, that you never talked (about) this with your family. That’s like my son and I are in farming. We talk about farming all the time.”

In November 2020, Johnson and Grassley issued a report alleging that Hunter Biden traded on the family name — and that his father knew about it and may have profited from it, although Biden has previously stated that he never discussed his son’s business with Hunter.

Johnson tweeted on Wednesday, “Hunter Biden’s company received $1 million from CEFC, a company that was effectively an arm of the communist Chinese regime.” He also released the record that proves the money transaction.

“This is an enormous tangled web, you know, a vast web of foreign entanglements and we’ve known this all along,” Johnson said. “And as Tony Bobulinsky said, Joe Biden is compromised…he cancels the Nordstream 2 pipeline, he canceled the China initiative, which is a DOJ investigation into universities of Chinese stealing our intellectual property. So this is incredibly dirty, but the mainstream media has been complicit, covering it up.”

“We may not know all the details,” Johnson said. “But I tell you who does. Russian intelligence, Chinese intelligence, Iranian intelligence, North Korean intelligence. My guess is that there are elements in our…intelligence community that know as well. They just aren’t going to tell us. They won’t tell the American public because there is corruption in the deep state.”

Johnson said former CIA Director Gina Haspel wouldn’t even return their phone calls to explain why she wouldn’t respond to oversight requests. “It’s very deep state, pervasive, it is filled with liberal leftists. That’s one of our big problems with this country today.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tweeted on Wednesday: “Do you think the media would give you a pass if you did what Hunter Biden did? Do you think the government would let you off the hook? We are tired of the double standard.”

Grassley also issued a tweet: “If u weren’t paying attention for the past few yrs to the Grassley Johnson investigation into Hunter Biden & James Biden doing business w the communist Chinese govt ITS TIME TO GET A GRIP.”

Source: Sens. Grassley, Johnson: ‘It Is a Fair Question’ to Ask If Joe Biden Is Compromised by His Son’s Business Dealings

Christian Parents’ Failure to ‘Follow Through’ on Their Biblical Worldview Sends Kids ‘Mixed Signals’: Study

A new study from Arizona Christian University’s Cultural Research Center showed that in many cases, Christian parents do not always “follow through” on their biblical worldviews in their actions.

Source: Christian Parents’ Failure to ‘Follow Through’ on Their Biblical Worldview Sends Kids ‘Mixed Signals’: Study

Moscow Says U.S. Lacks ‘Real Information’ On Kremlin Situation After Claims Putin’s Advisors Are ‘Afraid To Tell Him The Truth’

A spokesman for the Kremlin on Thursday said U.S. officials’ “complete misunderstanding” of Russia’s military struggles in Ukraine was “a cause for concern.”

Source: Moscow Says U.S. Lacks ‘Real Information’ On Kremlin Situation After Claims Putin’s Advisors Are ‘Afraid To Tell Him The Truth’

Videos Expose Educators Ignoring State Laws Banning CRT In Schools: ‘We Don’t Really Let Anybody Tell Us What To Do’ — Conservative Review

Schools in Republican-led states are skirting laws banning CRT in public education, according to new investigative footage.

Videos Expose Educators Ignoring State Laws Banning CRT In Schools: ‘We Don’t Really Let Anybody Tell Us What To Do’ — Conservative Review

Varney: Media has surrendered to wokeism

FOX Business host Stuart Varney explains why the media has failed to inform the public and failed on free speech. … VARNEY: It’s the media’s job to inform, tell us what’s going on and support free speech with varied opinion. So how come, in recent years, the media has failed to inform and failed on free speech?

Source: Varney: Media has surrendered to wokeism

76 Percent of Christian Parents Are Concerned Their Kids Will Leave the Faith: Barna

According to a newly released Barna survey, more than three-quarters of Christian parents say they are concerned about their children’s spiritual development and the possibility of them abandoning the faith.

Source: 76 Percent of Christian Parents Are Concerned Their Kids Will Leave the Faith: Barna

US Has No Idea What’s Going on in the Kremlin: Russia Brushes off Claim ‘Putin Not Fully Informed’

On Wednesday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby suggested that President Putin may have “not been fully informed by his ministry of defence at every turn” in the course of the Russian-led military operation in Ukraine. Kirby did not provide any further information to back up this claim.

Source: US Has No Idea What’s Going on in the Kremlin: Russia Brushes off Claim ‘Putin Not Fully Informed’

‘I Can’t Work With This Man’—After Repeated Gaffes, Biden’s Teleprompter Resigns In Disgust — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Joe Biden’s teleprompter resigned suddenly on Wednesday, citing a toxic work environment. The teleprompter notified the press in a public statement.

The teleprompter reportedly discussed its role in speech writing, preparation, and delivery. It also commented on alleged abuse from the president in the form of inappropriate touching and verbal abuse.

“I can’t take it anymore,” the teleprompter read. “I give him everything he needs to say and he still ignores me. He goes off-script and talks absolute nonsense. It’s humiliating!”

“Do you know what it’s like to be completely ignored?”

According to sources, representatives from CNN began crying.

Peter Doocy of Fox News was in attendance at the announcement. “Sir, we’ve only just become aware that teleprompters are sentient beings. Can you tell us a little about that?”

Words on the teleprompter appeared in all caps: “SIR? DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER? THIS PRESS CONFERENCE IS OVER! I CAN’T EVEN—”

On Wednesday evening, CNN’s Don Lemon discussed the teleprompter on his nightly show. “The teleprompter appeared to speak English but definitions are fluid,” he said. “It is uncertain exactly how the teleprompter feels about President Biden.”

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This clever husband has found a way to avoid all his responsibilities: he just deflects blame onto Vladimir Putin. Smart!

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‘I Can’t Work With This Man’—After Repeated Gaffes, Biden’s Teleprompter Resigns In Disgust — The Babylon Bee

Biden doesn’t care about people’s lives, only political victory: Lt. Gov. Patrick

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick weighs in as the Biden administration considers ending Title 42, which allows for the rapid expulsion of migrants. #FoxNews

Source: Biden doesn’t care about people’s lives, only political victory: Lt. Gov. Patrick