Is This The Best Use Of Our Money

There is an old expression, “What you subsidize will increase, what you tax will decrease.” The subject of this article is not subsidization, but it is providing income for a questionable activity. I believe that the payment I am describing will lead to more questionable activity.

On Monday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

President Joe Biden will approve the transfer $6 billion of frozen funds to the government of Iran in a prisoner swap deal, it was confirmed Monday.

The deal would free five Americans being held captive in Iran in exchange for the release of five Iranian citizens being held in the U.S.

…”First Joe Biden used 9/11 as an excuse to flee Afghanistan. Now he desecrates this day by paying ransom to the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism. Shameful,” said Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

“It’s ridiculous for US to be blackmailed into paying $6B for hostages which will help indirectly finance the number 1 foreign policy of Iran: terrorism Last time it was $1.7B traded for hostages next time it will probably be $10B the price keeps going up & up,” said Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

Israel has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists because it encourages more terrorism. America needs a policy of not negotiating with kidnappers because it encourages more kidnapping! This is money we do not have being given to people who want to destroy us. In what world does that make sense?

Exacerbating A Problem Rather Than Solving it

On Wednesday,  The Conservative Review reported that federal District Judge David A. Ezra has ruled that the floating border barrier that Governor Abbott had installed in Texas had to be temporarily removed.

The article reports:

“Governor Abbott announced that he was not ‘asking for permission’ for Operation Lone Star, the anti-immigration program under which Texas constructed the floating barrier,” wrote federal District Judge David A. Ezra in his ruling.

“Unfortunately for Texas, permission is exactly what federal law requires before installing obstructions in the nation’s navigable waters,” he added.

Illegal alien activists have called Abbott’s efforts to end illegal immigration inhumane and unjust.

“The buoys are a symbol of the hate-filled and inhumane policies Gov. Abbott has embraced as he continues to wage war on immigrants seeking to make better lives for themselves, as millions of other immigrants have done for hundreds of years in this country,” said activist Carolina Canizales.

Abbott’s office immediately said that it would appeal the ruling.

“Today’s court decision merely prolongs President Biden’s willful refusal to acknowledge that Texas is rightfully stepping up to do the job that he should have been doing all along,” read a statement from Abbott.

According to the specific case, the judge’s ruling is correct. He merely reinforced what the law said regarding the barriers. He ruled within the limits of the case. However, there are larger issues involved. What about the nation’s obligation to protect its borders? Again, I would like to remind you that if either party wanted the border crisis solved, it would have been solved by now. The establishment Republicans want cheap labor and the Democrats want future voters. Until one of those groups is voted out of office, we will have an open border.

Looking Behind The Curtain

The one thing President Trump has accomplished in Washington is bi-partisanship–the Democrats and the Republican establishment are working together to prevent him from ever becoming President again. After a while, you have to ask yourself what this is all about. Is he such a threat to the deep state that the corrupters want to make sure he does not get another chance to expose them or possibly put them out of power? It really does look that way. I fear for his safety if he wins the nomination or the presidency.

On Saturday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

GOP megadonors are privately courting popular Republican Govs. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia and Brian Kemp of Georgia to challenge former President Donald Trump in 2024, Axios reported Saturday.

As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has struggled to gain traction in the polls against the former president, the Republican contributors are seeking other potential alternatives to jump in last minute, according to Axios. Though Youngkin and Kemp have both previously ruled out a 2024 bid, several sources told the outlet they’re keeping the door open as top donors reach out.

“People are desperate. They are concerned with what could happen if Trump wins the primaries and they want a viable alternative,” a Republican source told Axios.

Billionaire Ronald Lauder is one of the GOP donors who would potentially back Youngkin if he makes a White House bid, sources who spoke with him told Axios. Billionaire Thomas Peterffy, who previously supported DeSantis for president, recently dropped $2 million into Youngkin’s Spirit of Virginia political action committee (PAC).

Rupert Murdoch, who heads Fox News and the New York Post, is quietly hoping Youngkin challenges the four-time-indicted former president, according to Axios.

“Virginia’s getting attention because Governor Youngkin’s common-sense conservative leadership is working. There’s more to do, so the governor’s not taking his eye off Virginia; these (legislative) races are too important,” Spirit of Virginia PAC Chairman Dave Rexrode said in a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Please reread this sentence:

“People are desperate. They are concerned with what could happen if Trump wins the primaries and they want a viable alternative,” a Republican source told Axios.

What could happen? The Washington establishment could be decimated and their little fiefdom of corrupt money banished? Congressmen might actually be forced to vote in the interests of the people they represent? Yes, President Trump is a threat to Washington–a much needed threat.

Parents Have The Last Word

On Friday, The Conservative Review posted an article about a recent Chino Valley Unified School Board in southern California.

The article reports:

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond spoke at the meeting for the Chino Valley Unified School Board in an attempt to dissuade the members from voting for a policy requiring parents be informed about their children’s gender decisions.

When Thurmond tried to speak past the allotted time, he was berated by Chino Valley Unified Board President Sonja Shaw who accused him of trying to “pervert” children and said he had threatened the board.

Videos on social media showed police officers escorting Thurmond out of the meeting.

…The board went on to vote in favor of the policy securing parents’ rights, 4 to 1.

The article notes:

Shaw fired back and doubled down on her position.

“We’re going to safeguard parental rights,” she told KTLA-TV. “That is a constitutional right and we’re going to make sure that our parents at Chino Valley know they’re sending their kids here to be taught, not to be anything else.”

Officials in Temecula, another city in southern California, similarly rejected a social studies book that praised gay activist Harvey Milk after some school board members pointed out that he had admitted having a relationship with a 16-year-old male while in his thirties.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom lashed out at the board and called its members “radicalized zealots” and “extremists.”

Why are you considered an extremist if you want to know what is going on with your child? The move to discount parents is not new. In some states, a child under 18 can get an abortion without her parents’ knowledge, but cannot get her ears pierced or be given an aspirin in school. Parents have the right to know what is going on with their children. If a child is moving toward a life-changing event before they are of a responsible age, the parents need to know about it. One of the things that may actually save us from the abuses of the transgender movement is that many of the children who received ‘gender affirming care’ as children are now reaping the consequences as adults. Some of these now adults are suing the medical profession and the companies that supplied the drugs. If enough of these children collect damages for what was done to them, the transgender movement will diminish considerably.

Score One For The Good Guys

On Thursday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

The city of Moscow, Idaho, will be forking over $300,000 in a settlement with church members who were arrested in 2020 for ignoring a mask mandate during an outdoor “psalm sing.”

Gabriel Rench and Sean and Rachel Bohnet filed a civil lawsuit against the city and several city employees following the September 2020 incident, KHQ-TV reported.

The article also notes:

Among the settlement terms, the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program will pay the $300,000, the station said, and all claims against the city will be dismissed with prejudice; there also will be a release of all liability.

Anything else?

Christ Church pastor and event organizer Ben Zornes told the Moscow-Pullman Daily News at the time that the event was aimed at criticizing what he called a “largely groundless” mask order, KTVB-TV reported, adding that the city council issued it to slow the COVID spread.

Rench added to KTVB that the church has held these events before but there hadn’t been arrests before.

The pandemic was an excuse to override many of the civil rights of Americans that are supposed to be guaranteed by our Constitution. All of us need to keep that in mind in the future–according to our Founding Fathers, our rights are given to us by God and guaranteed by our Constitution. It is our responsibility to protect those rights and push back when the government tries to take away those rights.


Failing Upward

On Tuesday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

Fauci’s Next Act: COVID Czar To Teach at Georgetown

I don’t think I would send my child to Georgetown to study medicine.

The article reports:

Amid a growing consensus that COVID-19 likely emerged from a Chinese lab and past revelations that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded coronavirus research in one such lab, the former head of the agency, Anthony Fauci, has landed a professorship at Georgetown University.

Fauci, who was pulling a salary of over $400,000 a year while working for the federal government, told Georgetown that while he “could do more experiments in the lab and have my lab going,” he felt that he would be better suited to serve as an “inspiration to the younger generation of students.” It is unclear if Georgetown will be matching the compensation Fauci enjoyed as a public servant.

The former NIAID director’s career prospects do not appear to have been hampered by mistakes made during his advisory role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci initially denied the possibility that the virus could have originated from a laboratory. All U.S. intelligence agencies see the lab leak as a possibility and a high profile report from the Department of Energy considers it the most likely explanation. Fauci is now open to the possibility of a lab-leak origin but won’t take a definitive stance.

If the virus did originate in a lab, that could reflect poorly on Fauci and the federal government. While Fauci was heading the agency, NIAID funneled $653,392 to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the lab believed to be the origin of COVID-19, for coronavirus research.

In addition to his relationship to the origin of the virus, Fauci’s pandemic-era policy recommendations have also come under scrutiny.

The article notes that Dr. Fauci will be part of both the school of medicine and the school of public policy.

Common Sense Won

On Saturday, The Conservative Review posted an article about a recent court settlement regarding a transgender young man in a high school girls’ locker room.

The article reports:

Blake Allen, then 14, was suspended from school and her father Travis Allen lost his coaching position after both spoke out against a biological male using the girls’ locker room at Randolph Union High School.

Under the terms of the settlement, the Allens’ records will be cleared of references to the disciplinary action; Travis Allen will be reinstated as a middle school soccer coach, and the district will pay the family and their attorneys $125,000.

“The settlement of Blake and Travis Allen’s case is a resounding victory for freedom of speech,” Phil Sechler, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, told the Daily Signal.

The article notes:

The lawsuit stemmed from 2022 incident in the girls locker room at the school. According to Blake and some of her peers, a biological male who identifies as transgender entered their locker room while the girls were in various states of undress.

A male was in our locker room when volleyball girls were trying to get changed,” Blake told the Daily Signal back in October.

“And after I asked him to leave, he didn’t, and later looked over at girls with their shirts off. And it made many people uncomfortable and feel violated. And I left as soon as I could in a panic,” Blake also said, adding that she did not blame the trans student. Instead, she called out the school board’s failure in allowing the situation to happen at all.

Blake was suspended after she allegedly referred to the trans student as “literally a dude” in a conversation with a peer during French class, and also said “he does not belong in the girls’ locker room.” According to the lawsuit, the trans student was not present in the class when she used the phrase.

In addition to Blake’s two-day, out-of-school suspension, the school also required her to submit to taking part in a “restorative circle” with the school’s “Equity Coordinator” to avoid additional punishment.

Travis was reportedly suspended without pay from his job as the middle school girls’ soccer coach after “misgendering” the trans student in a Facebook post by referring to the 14-year-old biological male as a male.

Common sense tells you that teenage boys do not belong in teenage girls’ locker rooms regardless of what they say their gender is. Schools are going to have to start providing separate locker rooms for transgender students or getting the students the counseling they need to get over their gender dysphoria.

What’s Next?

On May 3, The Conservative Review posted the following headline:

New York becomes first state to ban gas stoves and fossil fuels in new buildings to fight climate change

The article reports:

The state of New York will become the first state to ban gas stoves and other fossil fuel appliances in new buildings in order to fight climate change.

The new restrictions will go into effect in 2026 and was voted into law on Tuesday in the state budget.

Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul insisted to reporters on Tuesday ahead of the vote that they report already installed stoves will be grandfathered in and won’t be banned.

“I want to be very clear. I know people love to misinterpret this, but people with existing gas stoves, you’re welcome to keep them,” Hochul said.

“This is where our nation has to go eventually,” she added. “But I want to make sure that it’s not a bumpy road to the transition.”

The article concludes:

In response to public outcry against suggestions that gas stoves might be banned federally, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric said that no such ban was being considered.

“Research indicates that emissions from gas stoves can be hazardous, and the CPSC is looking for ways to reduce related indoor air quality hazards,” Hoehn-Saric said in January.

“But to be clear, I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so,” he added.

Aren’t these the same people who told us there would never be vaccine mandates? Aren’t these the same people who told us that the 80,000 new Internal Revenue Agents are only going to audit the rich? Aren’t these the same people who told us that if you like your doctor you could keep him or if you liked your health insurance you could keep it? I trust the Consumer Product Safety Commission about as much as I would trust gas-station sushi.

Disturbing Information On Covid Vaccines

On Thursday, The Conservative Review posted an article about one aspect of the Covid vaccine that was kept from the public.

The article reports:

No wonder Pfizer and the FDA sought to hide these documents from the public for 75 years. To this day, the medical field is pressuring pregnant women to get these terrible shots, but now we know that Pfizer was tracking safety concerns for these women from day one. As we observe plummeting birth rates and skyrocketing fetal losses throughout the world, it is now clear that Pfizer and the FDA were aware that the vaccine could spread through the placenta and breast milk, as later studies seemed to confirm. Where is the action from Congress? This affects all of humanity, including a generation yet to be born.

The eight-page confidential document was dated April 20, 2021, but tracked 458 pregnant women and 215 lactating women from the time the shots were released until February 28, 2021. That was the same date that Pfizer already recorded over 1,200 deaths and over 1,000 categories of serious adverse events.

The article concludes:

How can Congress continue to allow multiple DOD and HHS agencies to funnel billions of dollars to Pfizer to continue producing similar biologics that are so harmful at the same time they are indemnified from liability? The company is able to use the taxpayer-funded revenue to then funnel money to powerful organizations to promote mandates. Earlier this week, Lee Fang posted on his Substack a copy of the disclosures showing some of the top medical and civic organizations took Pfizer funding before pushing the mandates.

These organizations included the Chicago Urban League, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the National Consumers League, The Immunization Partnership, the American Pharmacists Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Thus, it’s quite evident that none of the decisions of “private” institutions to mandate or even endorse the shots were driven by free market factors, but by government funding, coercion, and denying those initially injured during the early weeks an ability to sue Pfizer, which is a gross violation of the Seventh Amendment.

In many respects, this “public-private” partnership is more fascistic than pure unvarnished government action because we cannot vote out the leadership of Pfizer. To that end, either the subsidies or the liability exemptions need to be repealed. Yet Congress hasn’t even precluded mandates in the future. What a disgrace!

Is anyone in the Government or in the medical or civic community actually looking out for the health of Americans?

The Pause In The Mandate

On Friday The Conservative Review posted an article about mandatory Covid vaccine shots.

The article reports:

Some of you might have jumped with elation on Tuesday after hearing the news that the FDA had de-authorized the original series of COVID shots. What the agency is really doing, however, is reloading so it can enshrine the shots into the permanent immunization schedule and mix them with an ever-growing list of respiratory viral vaccines they are rolling out over the coming months. Now is the time for Congress to step on the gas pedal in opposing these shots, not tabling the issue as if it’s over.

The FDA and CDC had a problem. There was no way to continue marketing the shots any longer as an imminent and urgent need for an ongoing pandemic. After all, even the president has said the pandemic is over. Were they to continue packaging the shots as a continual series for protection against the pandemic, they’d be left with fewer than 1% of the public getting them. So rather than simply canceling them, as Switzerland and other countries are doing, the FDA pulled a bait-and-switch. Officials de-authorized the original series of shots to signal the pandemic is over. But now they have established a system that will allow them to enshrine the newer bivalent shot or some future version, perhaps mixed with flu and RSV, as an annual single shot.

Why is this so significant? With the public already groomed into thinking they need an annual flu shot, officials now hope to treat COVID like the flu shot.

The article notes:

Indeed, the FDA’s announcement was designed to signal to Republicans that they can tell their base the issue is over, when in fact it’s just beginning. For example, given that Congress and the president have terminated the public health emergency, why did HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra announce last week an extension of the PREP Act liability waivers for all COVID-related products all the way through the end of 2024? Why is there such a need to continue suspending the Seventh Amendment’s guarantee of a jury trial by absolving Pfizer and Moderna of all liability?

Clearly, they are not done. Which is why Republicans must use reauthorization bills to rectify the dozen or so atrocities committed against the people using pandemic authority.

There are still a lot of questions about the vaccine and about boosters. I personally know someone who developed Bell’s Palsy after a booster. Her doctor advised her not to get any more boosters. I suspect she is not the only one who reacted to the shot that way. If nothing else, the continuing liability waivers are a concern–if the vaccine is totally safe, why do we need the waivers?

All The Speeches In The World Won’t Make Up For Bad Policies

On Monday, The Conservative Review posted an article about manufacturing in America.

The article reports:

U.S. manufacturing reached its lowest point since the start of the pandemic, according to a report released just as President Joe Biden embarked on a tour of U.S. factories to tout his promise to boost the industry.

On Monday, the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index reached its lowest point, 46.3, since May 2020, Reuters reported. Excluding the pandemic recession, the index, known as PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index), was at its lowest point since 2009.

PMI is a tool for identifying economic trends in the manufacturing and service sectors based on business conditions at hundreds of major companies. A PMI below 50 indicates decline.

The article concludes:

The Biden administration has made its taxpayer-funded push to build a “clean energy economy” a central part of its plan to boost U.S. manufacturing. But critics have questioned the billions of dollars invested in green energy companies, which have enriched left-wing billionaire megadonors to the Democratic Party along with Chinese manufacturers that source materials for the firms.

The two things that the Trump administration did to bring manufacturing back to America were to lower the tax rate on corporations and to supply dependable and relatively inexpensive energy. President Biden has undone both of those policies. It should also be noted that the minerals needed to create green energy at imported–the Biden administration has blocked the mining of these minerals in America. Even if America were able to switch over to green energy, green energy is not as reliable as fossil fuel and right now it is considerably more expensive. Spain and Germany both attempted to convert to green energy and had to return to fossil fuel to avoid bankrupting their countries. If we continue down the road the Biden administration is taking us down, President Biden will eventually bankrupt America.

Women Of The Year

On Friday, The Conservative Review posted an article titled, “You’ve Probably Never Been ‘Woman Of The Year,’ But These 9 Men Have.” Wow. I realize that I am old-fashioned, but I would think that one of the basic qualifications to be Woman Of The Year would be that you actually have to be a woman. But since there seem to be a lot of people in power who are not able to define what a woman is, I guess that qualification isn’t relevant anymore. Sure.

The article goes on to list some of the ‘women’ who recently have been recognized as outstanding women.

Here is the list:

Rachel Levine

Caitlyn Jenner

Laverne Cox

MJ Rodriguez

Laurel Hubbard

Ebony Harper

Cecilia Chung

Lia Thomas

It is amazing that after women fought so hard to be recognized for their achievements that they would allow men to receive awards that have been traditionally reserved for women.

How To Stop Government Medical Overreach Regarding Covid

On Thursday, David Horowitz at The Conservative Review posted a list of ten bills that would put an end to the government overreach that was part of the response to the Covid pandemic.

Here is the list:

1. Hold pharma executives liable for concealing info on vaccine safety

2. Ban health departments from issuing public health edicts that violate liberty

3. Block all federal public health edicts from enforcement within the state

4. Ban mRNA vaccines

5. Keep mRNA out of food and other products

6. Report vaccine injury

7. Ban vaccine status discrimination

8. Prohibit vaccines that did not undergo human trials

9. Unquestionable religious exemption from all vaccines

10. End abuse of emergency powers

Please follow the link above to read further details. I believe we all think that some of the actions taken during the pandemic were not scientifically based. Why were churches closed and casinos left open? Why were big box stores open and small businesses closed? The actions taken by our government during Covid resulted in the largest transfer of wealth in the history of America. The middle class got poorer and the elites got richer. The rules during the Covid pandemic were the dream of the Washington elites. Let’s not do that again.

Ending One Area Of Government Overreach

On March 9th, The Conservative Review reported that the House of Representatives voted 227-198 Thursday to overturn the Biden administration’s “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. It will be interesting to see what happens to the bill in the Senate.

The article reports:

Republicans say the rule places a costly burden on landowners, ranchers, and farmers by claiming regulatory control over lands containing small streams and wetlands. All but one Republican, Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, voted to overturn the rule, with nine Democrats joining.

…“President Biden’s new WOTUS rule is a nuclear warhead aimed squarely at our farm families, small businesses, homebuilders, every property owner, and entire communities because of its overreaching definition,” Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer said in a statement.

“Cloaked under the guise of clean water, all this rule does is expand the federal government’s control over states, localities, and private landowners, making it harder to farm, build, and generate economic prosperity,” he said. “I encourage the Senate to pass this commonsense resolution to push back against onerous rules like this one.” 

The article concludes:

“When Congressman Graves and I introduced resolutions of disapproval in the both the Senate and House, we wanted to show Congress is united in defending millions of Americans from President Biden’s overreaching navigable waters rule,” Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Republican West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said in a statement. “I commend the House for taking an important step today to overturn the Biden WOTUS rule, and look forward to leading my Senate colleagues in sending it to the president’s desk.”

The EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The law was written so broadly that a mud puddle that appeared after a rainstorm could come under government control. Just for the record, you can’t navigate the drainage ditch that was dug in the yard because clay doesn’t drain!

The Pfizer Trials Of The Covid Vaccine Were Rigged

On Tuesday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

According to new provisional data from the Scottish government, there were 7,314 deaths registered in January 2023, an increase of 17.7% compared to the average of 6,212. For the second week of January, there were more deaths in Scotland than ever before, including during the peak of the pandemic. Concurrently, there were 4,159 births registered in January 2023, a decrease of 6.8% compared to the average of 4,463. In other words, between a dearth of births and a plethora of deaths, there were roughly 1,400 fewer souls, the equivalent of roughly 86,000 in the United States. This is long after COVID. Why is there zero concern?

What on earth will it take to pull these death shots from the market?

Die Welt, a paper based in the home country of Pfizer partner BioNTech, revealed last week in a long expose what many of us have long known. All those sudden deaths, heart attacks, and strokes we’ve been witnessing over the past two years were indeed observed during the Pfizer clinical trial that supposedly showed the shots to be 100% safe and effective. The company simply covered up the severe adverse events by kicking those participants out of the trial and/or suggesting without evidence that the deaths had nothing to do with the experiment.

So why is our government still encouraging people to get Covid shots?

The article concludes:

Amid all the existential threats to our security, civilization, culture, and economy – and there are certainly many – can you think of anything that matches the severity of this issue? From died suddenly to plummeting birth rates, how is the vaccine issue not the top concern of all public policy, given that it was injected in 5.5 billion people and officials are on the cusp of approving more mRNAs? So we’re now supposed to believe Moderna’s own published phase 3 trial results of its RSV shot that it’s 84% effective and absolutely no serious adverse events occurred? Within months, if we don’t stop it, this shot will be in the arms of every senior and then, eventually, in the arms of every newborn baby.

After Pfizer purposely fabricated its clinical trial, the company must now be on the hook for a different sort of trial – one Steve Deace and I lay out in “Rise of the Fourth Reich.” Unless we begin holding pharma companies accountable and erecting legal firewalls to protect the people from their endless experimentation, they will do this again and again.

Please follow the link above to read the entire article. It lists specific instances of serious consequences from the vaccine.

The Environmental Hazards Of Green Energy

On Monday, The Conservative Review reported on a protest rally on Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey.

The article reports:

Hundreds of New Jersey residents gathered on Sunday to rally against offshore wind energy due to a recent uptick in whale deaths in the area, Fox News Digital reported.

Lawmakers, local officials, environmentalists, and residents attended the Sunday rally in Point Pleasant Beach. Attendees called on officials to “defund green energy” and requested a federal moratorium on offshore wind power.

Protesters claimed that the recent deaths of 10 whales discovered in New Jersey and New York might be linked to offshore wind energy construction. Those deaths included a 35-foot humpback whale that washed up on a New Jersey beach last week. Another 25-foot whale was found dead in Rockaway Beach, New York, days later. Since December, additional dead whales have been discovered in Maryland and Virginia.

During the rally, Republican Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey stated, “Today, the whales are sending us a tragic message that demands transparency and accountability — both of which has been sorely missing from Governor Murphy’s plan to use New Jersey’s coast as the prime location for the offshore wind industry in the U.S.”

Unfortunately, green energy is not quite ready for prime time. There are a lot of practical concerns and also ecological concerns. How ‘green’ is the mining of lithium in Africa? Were the rolling blackouts in North Carolina the result of the state’s quest for a higher percentage of green energy? The blades of windmills have a limited life span. How should we dispose of them? Solar panels have a limited lifespan and contain toxic chemicals. How should we dispose of them? What is the impact of the low level vibrations of windmills on the sonar of whales and dolphins? What is the impact of the low level vibrations of windmills on the neighboring population? On February 17, 2020, I posted an article reporting that the Plymouth, Massachusetts, Board of Health had declared the four wind turbines along Route 25 a nuisance. Please follow the link to read the details. I am not sure Massachusetts has learned its lesson yet, but the people who live near those windmills wanted them down.


Upending National Security For Political Purposes

On Tuesday, The Conservative Review reported that the Biden administration has plans to sell another 26 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The article reports:

The barrels are set to hit the market from April to June, just as fuel prices are predicted to increase due to the summer driving season.

“Biden is front-loading SPR barrels to avoid a summer gasoline price spike,” Phil Flynn, an analyst at Price Futures Group, told Fox Business Network. “There are growing concerns among the Biden administration that gas prices are headed back to $4 a gallon, and the president is fearful of the political heat he will have to take.”

“By pushing barrels forward from previously announced sales he is robbing Peter to pay Paul but is discouraging future U.S. oil and gas investment,” Flynn added. “There should be some backlash from Republicans who are getting tired of using the SPR for political purposes and creating short-term price relief in exchange for much higher prices down the road.”

This is happening at the same time the Biden administration is restricting oil exploration and drilling in the United States (which would be a much more reasonable way to bring down the price of gasoline).

The article notes:

When Biden took office, there were 638 million barrels in the SPR. As of this month, there are approximately 371.6 million barrels, the lowest amount since December 1983. With the latest announcement to sell another 26 million barrels, inventory will drop to 346 million, the lowest since August 1983.

The House recently passed bills that would restrict future sales of reserve inventory, including preventing the federal government from selling oil reserves to the Chinese government. The Republican majority in the House also passed legislation that would increase production in the United States by requiring the Department of Energy to develop a plan to allocate more federal land for oil and gas leasing prior to initiating a non-emergency drawdown from the SPR.

This is not intelligent American energy policy.

The Concept Of Having Skin In The Game

In early America, only men were allowed to vote. The theory behind that was that men were the head of their houses and a man’s vote represented the vote of his family. In many states only property owners could vote because they were considered to have a stake in the decisions made by their elected representatives. Obviously that changed. Obviously that needed to change. How far are we willing to let that change go? Recently the idea of letting 16-year olds vote has become popular among many Democrats. The claim is that it will encourage life-long voters. I am more inclined to think it will create more opportunities for mischief.

On Sunday, The Conservative Review posted an article about another voting discussion–letting non-citizens vote.

The article reports:

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was hit with backlash after making a seemingly elementary and innocuous remark: “Only Americans should vote in American elections.”

The comment was in regard to House Joint Resolution 24, or the “Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in Approving the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022,” which passed the House of Representatives on Thursday.

The resolution seeks to overturn a bill that passed the D.C. Council in October, which opened the local voting process to non-citizens.

The Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act was passed by the D.C. Council in late 2021. The bill gives non-citizens who live in the district the right to vote for the mayor, city council member, attorney general, school board member, and commissioner.

The law was to be reviewed by Congress and then go into effect in March.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) pointed out there were 162 Democrats who voted to allow non-citizens to vote in D.C. elections. All 218 Republicans in the House voted not to let non-citizens vote in D.C. elections. The House voted to overturn the bill by a vote of 260-162.

If you want to vote in an American election, please become an American citizen first.

Why Track?

On Thursday, The Conservative Review posted an article about the federal government’s plan to track your Covid vaccination status across a spectrum of health care and governmental databases.

The article reports:

Recently, the National File uncovered audio from a September 2021 CMS meeting in which medical officer David Berglund expressed an interest in the feds using new ICD-10 codes to track those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. “We have had interest in coding people who are not immunized for COVID-19,” said Berglund in his presentation. Well, it turns out that in April 2022, CMS implemented the following codes in the subcategory of “underimmunization status”:

    • Z28.310 Unvaccinated for COVID-19
    • Z28.311 Partially vaccinated for COVID-19
    • Z28.39 Other under-immunization status

But the most jarring point is the note placed at the bottom of these new codes on page 1915 of the new ICD catalogue. “Note: These codes should not be used for individuals who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines, as determined by the healthcare provider.”

The article also observes:

But what this note reveals is that they are only using the codes for those who refused to get the shots, not for those who were somehow ineligible. But why? If they believe that someone remaining unvaccinated is tantamount to having a vulnerable condition, then the important fact is just that they are not vaccinated, not why they are unvaccinated.

What this clearly demonstrates is that they want to track those who refused to get the shots. What do you think they will do with that information? It’s quite evident that they want the ability to identify the critical thinkers in this country and retaliate against them by engaging in medical apartheid. We need not imagine that. We already have the warning of the nightmare from the past two years of denying travel rights, entry into stores, and even organ transplants based on this personal decision.

What is also peculiar is that they rushed to get codes for the mythical disease of “unvaccinated,” but despite 1.5 million VAERS reports of COVID jab injuries, there is still no special ICD for COVID-19 vaccine injury. As Dr. Jessica Rose points out, there are now injuries associated with 14,000 of the 24,289 Preferred Term (PT) MedDRA codes reported to VAERS, yet they still refuse to code one generically for the shot itself.

The problem with politicians (or in this case government medical people) is that they are constantly seeking more control. If we do not put a stop to vaccine tyranny, it will continue. This is one issue the Republicans need to deal with quickly before it advances any further.

A Few Notes On The State Of The Union Speech

The Punching Bag Post posted an article late last night detailing twenty-seven lies President Biden told during the State of the Union speech.

Here are only a few of them:

“Greatest speaker in the history of the house, Nancy Pelosi.”

“Created 12 million new jobs in two years.”

“Created 800,000 manufacturing jobs”

“Inflation is a global problem, blame Putin.”

“Inflation is coming down.”

“Gasoline price down $1.50.”

‘Chip factory salaries average $130,000 per year some of them requiring no college degree.”

“Reduce the deficit by $114 Billion by catching tax cheats”

Follow the link to see the entire list. I think the lie that bothered me the most was, “Let’s stop Fentanyl from coming across the border.”  Securing the border would solve that problem, yet that is one thing the President is not interested in doing.

The Conservative Review posted an article this morning titled, “9 Most Ridiculous Claims Biden Made During State of the Union Address.” Their list is generally different from the list above. It includes that claim that Paul Pelosi was attacked because of election deniers. Anyone who actually reads the news knows that is not true.

Scott Johnson at Power Line Blog posted an article today about the speech that included the following:

I thought the flight of the Chinese spy balloon across the United States was a national embarrassment, but it was nothing compared to President Biden’s State of the Union performance last night. I thought he hit the high point with his congratulation of Kevin McCarthy for ascending to the Speakership in the first few seconds of his speech. The speed of the descent varied, but it was downhill all the way from there. That means it was a long, long way downhill.

The Washington Post has a useful set of corrections on subjects other than those I mention below (the link is to the accessible version published by Jewish World Review). David Harsanyi adds a stylish touch in his Federalist column “Don’t Fall For Joe Biden’s Economic Fairy Tale.”

Biden wants to “finish the job” he has started. The phrase appears in the text of his speech 12 times. I think that has an ominous ring. Finishing the job will finish us off.

I wonder if even the President believed what he was saying.

Through The Looking Glass

Through the looking glass is the only way I can describe this recent turn of events.

On Wednesday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

Attorneys for Hunter Biden asked the Department of Justice to investigate several allies of former President Donald Trump, including Rudy Giuliani, for allegedly disseminating personal data from his laptop.

The letters sent to the Justice Department’s National Security Division were obtained by ABC News.

One called for a probe into “individuals for whom there is considerable reason to believe violated various federal laws in accessing, copying, manipulating, and/or disseminating Mr. Biden’s personal computer data.”

Another letter to the Delaware attorney’s general office accused those who spread data from the laptop of violating “various Delaware laws.”

NBC cited a person familiar with Hunter Biden’s strategy who said he wants to fight back against those attacking him in the media.

“This marks a new approach by Hunter Biden and his team,” the source says, according to ABC News. “He is not going to sit quietly by as questionable characters continue to violate his rights and media organizations peddling in lies try to defame him.”

It would be a good idea to point out that the computer was abandoned at the computer repair shop. At that point it becomes the property of the owner of the shop–much like your clothes at the cleaners if you do not pick them up in the designated amount of time. After the laptop was abandoned, Hunter Biden had not right to it–it was no longer his.

The article concludes:

Critics allege that tech companies tried to keep the laptop story from the public in an attempt to protect then-candidate Joe Biden and help him defeat Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Hunter Biden’s business dealings have been under federal investigation since 2018.

Some of those companies claim that their efforts were only meant to enforce terms of service rules against propagating stolen data. In August, Mark Zuckerberg told Joe Rogan on his podcast that they shut down the story because they had been warned by the FBI about Russian disinformation meant to derail the election.

The interesting part of this is that the lawyers are now admitting that the laptop in question belongs to Hunter Biden. Considering what is alleged to be on the laptop, that is a risky admission.


This Is NOT Good News

The World Economic Forum is meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from January 16th to January 20th. The meeting is an annual event where people who are concerned about climate change fly in on their private jets to see if they can find a way to limit the carbon footprint of everyone else. The World Economic Forum is also the place where those enamored of one-world government (with them in charge) and no national sovereignty for any nation make their plans. It is not good news that some American lawmakers and politicians are planning to attend.

On Thursday, The Conservative Review reported the following:

Multiple U.S. figures, including some Republicans, are slated to be involved in the World Economic Forum’s upcoming annual meeting.

Republicans including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Rep. Maria Salazar of Florida are listed as participants in the “America (Un)Bound” event at the meeting, along with Democrats including Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, Rep. Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who recently switched from being a Democrat to being an independent, but who is still currently listed as part of the Senate Democratic caucus.

A spokesperson for Kemp reportedly said in statement that the governor “looks forward to traveling to Davos to share with leaders how the State of Georgia’s long record of conservative governance, protecting individual liberty, and championing opportunity can serve as a model for economic success across the country and around the world.”

Governor Kemp is either hopelessly naive or lying through his teeth. There is no other option.

The article continues:

GOP Reps. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin and Darrell Issa of California are listed as part of the U.S. delegation to the meeting. While an older version of the webpage included GOP Sen. James Risch of Idaho on the list, the current version of the webpage does not include Risch. Sinema’s name was also included on the older version of the webpage, but is not on the current version, though the WEF indicates that Sinema will participate in the “America (Un)Bound” event at the meeting.

The article concludes:

Issa issued a statement in which he criticized the WEF but explained why he believes in attending the meeting.

“Over the years, the World Economic Forum has gotten much wrong – from crippling COVID lockdowns, to climate extremism, to exacerbating the global energy crisis, to the manifest dangers of the Chinese Communist Party,” Issa said in the statement. “No conservative should be unwilling to go where progressive activists, world leaders, and the mainstream media are gathered and tell them when they are wrong.”

“As I attend the World Economic Forum – with bipartisan Congressional colleagues – I will not be a silent observer. I will continue to be a forceful voice for our conservative values of liberty and freedom and the best of what makes America great,” Issa said.

See the above statement about Governor Kemp. It also applies here.

The Scam Of Green Energy

On Wednesday, Daniel Horowitz posted an article at Conservative Review pointing out what we should have learned from the Christmas energy crisis in America.

The article notes:

What’s the modus operandi of our dystopian government? Creating a needless deadly crisis, blocking the effective way for dealing with it thereafter, and foisting upon the world instead a dangerous and ineffective way of dealing with it. That might sound a lot like COVID, but it’s largely what officials have been planning for a long time with energy, and now that the population is primed for lockdowns, disruptions, and total authoritarian control as a result of COVID, that is what they plan to do with our energy grid. All for a lie.

This was the coldest Christmas in a half-century in much of the U.S., with many localities setting records, including those not accustomed to the cold like Tallahassee, Florida. Many of us are disgusted at those limiting our natural energy in favor of novel, ineffective energy, thereby causing a doubling or even tripling of home heating bills. But we must also realize that if they had their way, we’d have no heating in our homes at all.

Just like the supposed source of COVID and how to deal with it were lies, our energy crisis is wholly contrived and built upon the lie of global warming. Typically, you would have to make sure we are 100% correct about the “science” behind such irrevocable economic and societal changes before committing civilization suicide by destroying the only reliable sources of energy we have. But in a post-“Great Reset” world, this is par for the course. In fact, the science behind global warming is just as flimsy as the science behind lockdowns, masks, and mRNA shots.

The article notes how inaccurate past climate-change predictions have been:

During the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009, chief climate priest Al Gore asserted, “Some of the models suggest … that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.” Predictions like this upended our lives with more expensive and more decrepit vital products and services being produced for a generation under the false pretense of taming a crisis that never existed. It turns out that since 2012, the mass of Arctic sea ice is up 31% and Greenland is gaining, not losing, ice. Meanwhile, Antarctica, which was always gaining ice during the period when the Arctic was losing ice, subsequently lost ice last decade and is now regaining it. In other words, the science behind polar ice caps seems to be rooted in the same cherry-picked timing and data as the faux science behind global warming causing either fewer or more hurricanes.

Yet somehow, we are to believe the science is all figured out on how to tamper with global temperatures, just like it was with COVID. Rather than people being more primed to believe in government control after COVID, any thinking person should be even more suspect of official climate lies and the accompanying life-altering policy changes governments want to induce based on them. And boy, would these policy changes be life-altering.

Please follow the link to read the entire article. It is becoming even more apparent that the quest for green energy is not about the environment at all–it is about creating a society where a small group of people control the lives of everyone else.

The Respect For Marriage Act Doesn’t Respect Marriage

On Tuesday, The Conservative Review posted an article about The Respect for Marriage Act that is now making its way through Congress. The Respect for Marriage Act is nothing more than the Biden administration (and Congress’) attempt to silence people who support and believe in traditional marriage.

The article explains the consequences of passing this law:

What will happen is this: Christians, Jews, Muslims, and anyone else who dares maintain that marriage is a lifelong conjugal union between one man and one woman — the definition of marriage for thousands of years until the U.S. Supreme Court descended from Mount Sinai with Obergefell v. Hodges inscribed on stone tablets — will be branded a bigot and driven from the public square and marketplace.

Anyone who owns a small business related to the wedding industry — photographers, bakers, website designers, venue owners, caterers, florists — will be sued into oblivion if they refuse services to same-sex couples. Religious colleges and universities will lose their tax-exempt status. Religious institutions of every kind, if they hold to their teachings and traditions about marriage, will face an onslaught from the Department of Justice and the federal bureaucracy. 

To paraphrase George Orwell’s famous line, if you want a picture of the future under the Respect for Marriage Act, imagine a boot stamping on Jack Phillips’ face — forever. 

The untrammeled exercise of power and the vigorous crushing of dissent is the entire purpose of the proposed law. There can be no other possible justification for it. Michael New, an assistant professor at the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America, recently told The Daily Signal that Catholic colleges and universities in particular might face ruinous lawsuits and loss of federal funding if the bill is signed into law.

The article concludes:

The justification for the bill is just as outlandish and offensive as the argument that it presents no danger to religious Americans. In the wake of the Dobbs decision this summer, we were warned that some future Supreme Court opinion, following Justice Clarence Thomas’s logic, could overturn Obergefell and other substantive due process rulings such as Loving v. Virginia, which struck down state laws banning interracial marriage.

The purpose of this claim, in case it isn’t bone-crushingly obvious, is to lump opponents of gay marriage in with opponents of interracial marriage, to smear them as bigots who aren’t just on the wrong side of history, but who are about to be on the receiving end of a federal government empowered to go after them.

And if you think that can’t really be how proponents of the Respect for Marriage Act think about traditional-minded Americans, go ask Jack Phillips how he’s faring after winning his Supreme Court case in 2018.

This is a bad bill. Any Republican who supports this bill should be subject to a primary challenge during the next election.

Public Schools In Some Places Need To Be Closed

The insanity in our public schools is out of control. Today, The Conservative Review reported the following:

A Rhode Island elected school board official involved in promoting a diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda in the district, recently came under fire for claiming that intentionally “misgendering” someone is an “act of violence” that “needs to be dealt with accordingly.”

Jennifer Lima, elected member of the North Kingstown School Committee, shared a social media post from an activist group on November 12 that read, “Purposefully misgendering students is an act of violence. Respond accordingly.”

Lima added to the shared post, “I recognize that some may find the use of the word violence in this post extreme.”

“Any act of violence in our schools which creates an unsafe environment (physically or emotionally by or for any member of the school community) needs to be dealt with accordingly,” Lima continued.

Lima was consequently slammed online by critics who interpreted her post as advocating a violent response to using incorrect pronouns.

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Lima explained, “I also believe that purposely misgendering someone is an act of psychological violence when done deliberately and consistently and should be responded to accordingly.”

The article concludes:

Nicole Solas, a senior fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum, disagreed and told Fox News Digital, “If you believe you’re under threat of violence then to ‘respond accordingly’ means you act in self-defense, which is a physical and often violent action taken to protect yourself.”

“Her public call for students to ‘respond accordingly’ to non-existent violence is her own tacit call to violence against those who oppose her radical ideology,” Solas continued. “She creates a hostile, paranoid school environment where violence is now more likely to happen thanks to her hysterical message that danger lurks around every pronoun.”

Lima previously faced a failed recall effort in 2021 launched by the Gaspee Project, a Rhode Island-based nonprofit. The group accused Lima of pushing “antiracist” policies and a “Marxist” agenda.

The Gaspee Project stated that the school board official was “openly seeking to indoctrinate students with divisive race and gender theories as well as anti-police propaganda.”

Lima stated that the organization targeted her for being “vocal about deeper antiracism education.”

North Kingstown is a pretty town on the West side of Narragansett Bay. For many years it was the home of Quonset Point Naval Air Station and the Davisville Seabee base. Because it was a military town, it tended to be conservative despite being in a liberal state. It is sad to see a teacher in this quiet little town trying to indoctrinate her students and incite violence. She should be recalled.