I am a bit burned out and I need time to recuperate. Also, I have some other things I need to work on, including developing some other revenue…
"An Income Tax on even 1%, is Equivalent to Slavery" -- Thomas Jefferson
House conservatives exacted revenge on Tuesday for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's alleged capitulation on the debt ceiling crisis.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus voiced their anger with McCarthy after he reached a deal with President Joe Biden, which he signed into law on Saturday. Some members of the caucus believed that McCarthy violated the power-sharing agreement he made with conservatives to win the speakership in January, leading at least one to threaten to remove McCarthy as speaker.
But instead of a motion to vacate the chair, House conservatives blindsided Republican leaders by temporarily sinking legislation to protect gas stoves.
In a 220-206 vote, about a dozen House conservatives joined forces to block a resolution to establish the rules for voting on the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act and Save Our Stoves Act, despite principally supporting the bills.
“Hey, it’s Tucker Carlson,” begins the first installment of a video broadcast posted to Twitter on Tuesday evening.
Four refreshing words signaling a return to truth in broadcasting that could only be found on Elon Musk’s social media platform. Carlson compares his new show to Cold War-era broadcasting, saying that he hopes it “will be the shortwave radio under the blankets.”
And from there, the former Fox News icon immediately dives into a scathing commentary of the West’s unwavering support for Ukraine.
Carlson addressed reports yesterday that the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine was breached, causing extensive flooding, and resulting in a torrent of media analysis claiming that Russia was behind the attack. He remains skeptical, however.
Using his trademark sarcastic delivery, Carlson cast aspersions upon Ukraine and insinuated that they may have been behind the attack.
Webmaster addition: I would look for similarities between the Kakhovka Dam and the Nord Stream Pipeline bombing!
In fact, we know this from experience learned the hard way at the hands of our own government.
So why is anyone surprised to learn that the FBI, one of the most power-hungry and corrupt agencies within the police state’s vast complex of power-hungry and corrupt agencies, misused a massive government surveillance database more than 300,000 times in order to target American citizens?
This is how the government operates, after all.
First, they seek out extraordinary powers acquired in the wake of some national crisis—in this case, warrantless surveillance powers intended to help the government spy on foreign targets suspected of engaging in terrorism—and then they use those powers against the American people.
According to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the FBI repeatedly misused Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in order to spy on the communications of two vastly disparate groups of Americans: those involved in the George Floyd protests and those who may have taken part in the Jan. 6, 2021, protests at the Capitol.
On Tuesday, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee James Comer (R-Ky.) revealed that a well-respected and credible FBI informant’s claims about Joe Biden being involved in a multi-million-dollar bribery scandal date as far back as 2017, with the information being actively kept from the public by the FBI.
According to Just The News, Comer made this revelation in an interview after having already reviewed the FD-1023 form that was filed in June of 2020, the first official record of the accusation that Biden was paid up to $5 million by a foreign nation to directly change U.S. foreign policy while he was Vice President.
Comer said that the FD-1023 itself made clear that the allegations were first made back in 2017, after President Donald Trump had been sworn into office; the concerns were raised once more between 2017 and 2020, with the official 1023 form being the third and final time the claims were formally made within the FBI. He also confirmed that the foreign nation in question is, in fact, the war-torn state of Ukraine.
“Yes, it is Ukraine,” said Congressman Comer, citing the document as evidence. “This form 1023 involves a business person from Ukraine, who allegedly sent a bribe, a substantial bribe to then-Vice President Joe Biden.” When asked who the businessperson was, Comer said the name was among the 10 percent of information in the document that was redacted by the FBI.
Webmaster addition: Soooooo ... Ukraine bribes the Vice President with $5 million, and when Biden becomes President, he sends Ukraine $113 billion. Not a bad deal at all! Except for the American people, of course.
This begs another question. Did Ukraine help rig the 2020 election to protect their "investment?"
Alex Soros, son of liberal billionaire George Soros, boasted of meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris on social media, drawing sarcastic reactions and questions from several social media users, including at least one Republican senator.
The younger Soros, who chairs the board of directors for his father's Open Society Foundations network, has maintained access to Biden's White House and top Democratic lawmakers.
The meeting with Harris further exemplifies his intimate connection to powerful left-wing politicians in the United States.
"Great to catch up with Madame Vice President, @KamalaHarris!" Alex said on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
The New York Times has been forced to very, very belatedly deal with something which had long been obvious and known to many independent analysts and media outlets, but which has been carefully shielded from the mainstream masses in the West for obvious reasons.
The surprising Monday Times headline said that “Nazi Symbols on Ukraine’s Front Lines Highlight Thorny Issues of History.” This acknowledgement comes after literally years of primarily indy journalists and geopolitical commentators pointing out that yes indeed… Ukraine’s military and paramilitary groups, especially those operating in the east since at least 2014, have a serious Nazi ideology problem. This has been exhaustively documented, again, going back years. But the report, which merely tries to downplay it as a “thorny issue” of Ukraine’s “unique” “History” – suggests that the real problem for Western PR is fundamentally that it’s being displayed so openly. Ukrainian troops are being asked to cover those Nazi symbols please!–as Matt Taibbi sarcastically quipped in commenting on the report.
The British Library, a research library in London that is one of the two largest libraries in the world along with the Library of Congress, just had to get in on the act.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre downplayed President Joe Biden recently falling down while on stage during a graduation ceremony.
A 9/11 families group slammed the PGA Tour for announcing on Tuesday that it was merging with Saudi-backed LIV Golf, saying that they were betrayed by PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan.
CNN CEO Chris Licht will be leaving the media company just 16 months after being picked for the position.
Tucker Carlson inaugurated the return of his popular show on Tuesday, dropping the first episode of “Tucker on Twitter” after being taken off the air at Fox News in April.
The Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA) has launched a petition to end its state’s maiden voyage into school choice.
Monroe Lace, a man who identifies as a woman, won the Miss San Francisco pageant in March, qualifying the “beauty queen” to compete for the Miss California title next month. Lace is the first trans-identifying man to be crowned Miss San Francisco in the competition’s 99-year history.
The National Rifle Association on Wednesday moved to intervene in a legal challenge to the pistol brace rule being implemented under the Biden administration by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
The Aerospace Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled the hypersonic missile named Fattah.
The hypersonic missile has a range of 1,400 kilometers, hits speeds of Mach 13-15 and can breach and destroy all anti-missile shields.
Chief Commander of the IRGC Major General Hossein Salami, and the Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh were also at the ceremony
The precision-guided missile also features excellent maneuverability and stealth ability to pass through radar systems.
The Irish government is facing a backlash after reports broke of a proposal to kill off as many as 200,000 cows over the next three years in an effort to meet the country’s emissions reduction goals.
Last week, the Irish Independent reported on a government document describing plans for a potential cull of up to 65,000 dairy cows per year for the next three years. The paper reportedly obtained the documents from Ireland’s Department of Agriculture through a freedom of information request. In all, killing off 200,000 cows would wipe out about 10 percent of Ireland’s dairy cow population.
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture subsequently told the Irish Mirror the document describing the culling operation was part of a deliberation process as the department looks for ways to help Ireland meet its emissions reduction goals and “is not a final policy decision.” Still, the proposal has faced backlash from farming organizations.
“Reports like this only serve to further fuel the view that the government is working behind the scenes to undermine our dairy and livestock sectors,” Tim Cullinan, president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, told The Telegraph.
Over half a million people are expected to protest across France on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron's widely unpopular pension overhaul, according to Euronews. This will be the 14th day of nationwide demonstrations since January.
Trade unions are making one last attempt to pressure lawmakers to reverse Macron's move to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. Months of large protests have failed as union leaders are starting to get the memo:
"The game is about to end whether we like it or not," Laurent Berger, the leader of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor, the largest union in France, told The New York Times on Tuesday as he prepared to march in the streets of Paris.
Macron has argued that France's pension system is financially unsustainable due to too many retirees living longer.
The attack on the dam will impact a core Russian concern in Ukraine. Through the 250-mile-long Northern Crimean Canal, the Kakhovka Reservoir feeds water to the peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014. Before the invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin regularly issued demands to Kiev that irrigation systems supplying water to Crimea remain open.
But you should believe it was Putin, as Carlson explains:
"You've got to be lied to over a period of years to reach conclusions like that...and of course, we have been..."
Carlson then took the media to task for ignoring yesterday's "bombshell of the millennium,' in which a government whistleblower revealed that craft developed by non-human intelligence has been recovered by governments around the world in an 80-year race to reverse engineer materials for geopolitical advantages.
Webmaster addition: I must say my respect for Tucker has taken a hit with that UFO story.
Special Counsel John Durham’s final report faults the FBI for opening the Trump-Russia collusion investigation on baseless grounds and relying on Hillary Clinton-funded material to pursue it, all while ignoring a warning that Clinton was plotting to frame Trump as a Russian asset. Yet Durham does not address the Clinton campaign’s equally central tie to Russiagate’s other foundational allegation: that Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking Democratic party servers and releasing the material through Wikileaks to help elect Trump.
Durham’s silence on the Clinton team’s role in generating this unproven claim comes despite his unearthing of evidence that newly calls it into question.
Material obtained by Durham’s team shows that the Clinton campaign and its contractor, the cyber-firm CrowdStrike, stonewalled the FBI’s requests for critical data about the alleged Russian hack. Two key Clinton associates who were integral to the Russian hacking claim also appear to have perjured themselves before Congress.
RealClearInvestigations has pieced together these overlooked revelations through court documents connected to Durham’s probe, particularly his unsuccessful prosecution of Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann on a separate perjury charge.
Epps' unusual defenders make less and less sense...
He is one of the most consequential—and complicated—individuals involved in the events of January 6.
Ryan Samsel, then a 37-year-old Pennsylvania barber, drove to Washington on the morning of January 6, 2021 with his girlfriend to watch Donald Trump’s speech. Unable to hear the president, they walked east towards Capitol Hill where a large group, including members of the Proud Boys, had assembled.
Samsel soon found himself on the front lines of a protest the national media and Joe Biden immediately branded an “insurrection.” Video shows Samsel approaching a weak line of Capitol police officers and bike racks positioned on the west side of Capitol grounds shortly before 1 p.m., the time Congress convened a joint session to debate the results of the 2020 Electoral College vote certification.
Wearing a white hoodie underneath a jean jacket and a red “Make America Great Again” cap, Samsel appears to engage one of the officers guarding the large outdoor area that leads to the building.
Interactions between protesters and police got heated. The officer in front of Samsel shoved a bike rack with an “Area Closed” sign into a few protesters, including Samsel, who grabbed the fence. He then proceeded to remove his jacket and turn his hat backwards as if spoiling for a fight.
At that point, someone can be heard behind Samsel yelling, “hey, hey, hey!” A large man, also donning a red cap, grabbed Samsel’s right shoulder and pulled him away from the officer. The man spoke directly to Samsel then cupped his hand to whisper in his ear. Samsel immediately returned to the barricades, where a shoving match ensued. The racks and police were overrun—the individual who spoke to Samsel remained right behind him.
That man was Ray Epps.
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has introduced the first of four vending machines destined for drug-infested areas of the city. These machines provide free items like crack pipes, Narcan, and condoms, among other essentials.
The first public health vending machine operates at 1676 Broadway in Brooklyn. It's a big blue box stocked with naloxone -- a drug that can reverse overdoses, fentanyl test strips, hygiene kits, and safe sex kits. And it's considered by health officials to be the first line of defense to combat the city's out-of-control drug overdose crisis.
Anyone can use the vending machine. All someone has to do is enter their NYC zip code and pick if they want crack pipes, Narcan, and condoms (maybe this vending machine should be kept a secret from Hunter).
The Russian Ministry of Defence held a briefing last week where it provided an update on the analysis of alleged military and biological activities of the United States and its allies including Ukraine.
During the briefing, General Lieutenant Igor Kirillov mentioned the discovery of documentary evidence related to the activities of employees at the Biosphere Reserve in Askania Nova, in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.
The evidence indicated that the employees were studying migratory bird migration routes and transferring biological material abroad.
A task force comprising the Russian Ministry of Defence, the Federal Security Service, and Rosselkhoznadzor confirmed the collection and certification of avian influenza virus strains, specifically the H5N8 strain, which has the potential for epidemic spread and human transmission with a lethality rate of up to 40%.
Fights broke out Tuesday between a group of conservative protesters and left-wing counter-demonstrators outside a school board meeting in Glendale, California, that discussed LGBT issues in the curriculum.
Democratic Party presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., made a surprise visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday night and early Tuesday morning and said the situation was “unsustainable.”
“This problem is solvable,” Kennedy told Breitbart News by telephone. “We just need an administration that has the will to do it.”
As an example, Kennedy cited the need for “restoring the surveillance infrastructure that was mysteriously removed three years ago — there were cameras, there were camera towers, there were ground-sensing devices that were literally torn up that are being stored in a military base, that were part of the patrol infrastructure for the Border Patrol.”
Kennedy said that several other programs, including those that required cooperation with the Mexican government, had been removed or downgraded. “Unfortunately, the Biden administration has let its relationship with Mexico and the Central American countries deteriorate, and we need cooperative agreements with all of them to stop the flow of immigration.
“And it can be easily done,” he continued. “Everybody here is confident that it is manageable, but there’s no will at the federal level.”
Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid is slated to become a box office flop, despite a strong Memorial Day weekend showing in the American market.
The film has so far earned $186 million dollars domestically in its first 10 days of release, though attendance sharply declined in its second weekend. Internationally, where Disney generally outearns home markets, the film has been a bomb, making only $3.6 million dollars in the vital Chinese market. This is the one of the worst performances a Disney film has suffered in Asian markets in recent history, with even the film Cruella, a 2021 spinoff about a much lesser known 101 Dalmatians villain which opened up in the middle of the COVID pandemic, earning $20 million in China.
The backlash in foreign markets has been attributed to the decision to cast a Halle Bailey, a black female, as Ariel. The choice of having a black woman portray a white character has sparked widespread condemnation in China, where Disney fanatics and movie critics alike consider it an insult to the spirit of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s original mermaid fairy tale.
At least 3 people were arrested when a brawl broke out outside a school in Los Angeles, Calif., as a debate escalated over whether June should officially be recognized as Pride month.
Several rowdy protesters unleashed punches Tuesday just as Glendale Unified School District was due to hold an official vote on the matter.
Hundreds of people gathered in the school headquarters’ parking lot where those for and against began to tussle over the global recognition and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.
Some protesters even dressed in T-shirts that read, “Leave our kids alone.”
The Israeli government is advancing legislation to "Judaize" the Galilee, a region in northern Israel with a significant Palestinian population.
The move is part of a deal that was struck to form Israel's new government last year with far-right politicians Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir, who want to expand Jewish settlement in the region.
As part of the plan to "save Jewish settlement in the Galilee," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to significantly strengthen a controversial 2011 law that would give small communities powers to vet prospective newcomers.
When the law was passed the goal was to bypass a Supreme Court ruling forbidding residential communities from leasing land only to Jews.
The laws give "almost complete discretion" to these small communities to choose who lives there, said Suhad Bishara from Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.
Israeli forces continued their campaign of repression and colonization in the Palestinian village of Masafer Yatta over the weekend, leading to multiple injuries, including to a six-year old child. According to multiple reports from the ground, settlers from the nearby settlement in Hebron, along with the Israeli army, harassed and physically assaulted activists and residents of Masafer Yatta, intensifying the attempts to expel the Palestinians from their homes.
The escalation comes after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled last week that the village falls under the ‘firing zone’ of the Israeli army and that Palestinian residents can be expelled from the area. Over 3,000 Palestinians live in Masafer Yatta, spread out over 14 smaller villages. Rights groups warn that following the court order the Israeli army can evict and forcibly relocate villagers at any moment.
On Sunday, illegal Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli soldiers, invaded the village and attacked Palestinians and their property, including agricultural land. Some of the settlers let their livestock free on Palestinian-owned agricultural land which led to extensive damage, while others set fire to the Palestinians’ crops. They also prevented Palestinian livestock from grazing on nearby pastoral areas.
A congressional Squad star seems to have no idea how or why the Ukraine proxy war started. But he he says he’s voting for military aid to Kiev anyway.
On Monday, the New York Democratic congressman and star member of the progressive Squad Jamal Bowman told The Grayzone that he continues to support the U.S. providing aid for the Ukraine war because Russian President Vladimir Putin is “a madman.” Just moments before, however, Bowman admitted that he did not know what Crimea or the Donbas region were.