News of the Week for June 25th, 2023
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
A year after the fall of Roe v. Wade, August election makes Ohio ‘ground zero’ in abortion fight
The word “abortion” won’t appear on the ballot this August. But roughly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Ohio is gearing up for a summer election that could prove to be a major national test case for the political fight over abortion.
Serbia Is Not a Model of Enlightened Liberalism
As admissions against personal interest go, it’s hard to beat the thrall in which gun-control advocates find themselves amid their newfound respect for the model to which all civilized nations should aspire: Serbia. “Rocked by 2 mass shootings in 2 days,” the NBC News headline read, “this small country chose a different path.” The report extolls the virtues of the Serbian civic compact, which witnessed a dramatic public response to a government-sponsored “amnesty period” in which residents could turn in unregistered weapons without risking penalties.
Armed IRS agents raid Montana gun shop, seize gun purchase records
Armed IRS agents seized dozens of boxes of ATF form 4473s from Highwood Creek Outfitters in Great Falls, Montana, last Wednesday, prompting concern and criticism from both Montana officials and gun owners.
An Anti-Gun Pledge for Law Students
It’s the new theater in the messaging war.
Environment &“Green Energy”
UN Chief Goes on Delusional Tirade Against Fossil Fuels, Saying They Are “Incompatible with Human Survival”
Meanwhile, globalists of the World Economic Forum want the number of cars around the world to be reduced by 75% by 2050.
Your next EV could be made from metals extracted from the seabed – a potential environmental disaster
The oceans are suffering from chemical pollution, Texas-size patches of swirling plastic, acidification from climate change and overfishing. To that litany of environmental horrors we may soon add subsea mining. Blame the rise of electric vehicles and their voracious demands for “critical” metals.
Race preferences in health care are here
A new report–essentially a whistleblower report–has revealed that racial “equity” determines who gets what surgery and when in New Zealand. People with the right genes go to the head of the line.
Lucky them: Spending big bucks on a Green Marshall Plan for Africa
Holy crap – these arrogant know-it-alls in their private jets just never learn. And – of COURSE – they’re not doing it via Zoom or, say, taking the 9:15 commuter they want us all on to Poughkeepsie.
Europeans Mutiny Against Committing Economic Suicide by Green Energy Policy
Irish Energy Expoert: “Greenery as practiced has become a cult, and an anti-business cult at that.”
Government in Healthcare
Canadian Disabled Woman Opts for Euthanasia Because She Can’t Get Timely Assistance
A disabled woman with quadriplegia named Rose Finlay in Canada has asked to be euthanized because she is destitute, and the disability benefits she applied for would not arrive in time for her to be properly housed and cared for.
Blinken in China Says ‘We Do Not Support Taiwan Independence’
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States does not “support Taiwan independence” during his trip to Beijing this week, clarifying U.S. policy toward Taiwan that President Joe Biden himself has been unclear on.
Appropriations Committee cuts missile purchase budget
Part of the recent spending cap deal provided for significant Pentagon spending, but many of the details about where particular pockets of money would go still needed to be worked out. Now the House Appropriations Committee is digging into those figures and tweaking them a bit. One of the tweaks in question slashed more than two billion dollars from the Pentagon’s proposed plan to ramp up domestic missile purchases over multiple years. The money was transferred to other military priorities. This change allegedly was not made in an attempt to derail support for Ukraine’s forces, but because the Pentagon “failed to show its work” in terms of the cost projections associated with a multi-year missile procurement plan.
Israel Unveils First-Ever Anti-Hypersonic Missile Defense System
Rafael’s Sky Sonic missile interceptor can “neutralize threats traveling ten times the speed of sound with unmatched precision and stealth.”
Beijing Plans a New Training Facility in Cuba, Raising Prospect of Chinese Troops on America’s Doorstep
Biden administration scrambles to forestall China’s ambitions in the Caribbean
Kim Jong-un facing revolt as North Koreans call for US to attack their country
Though quietly and behind closed doors, North Koreans are turning against their Supreme Leader King Jong-un in what could see the country crumble.
China Is A Dying Paper Dragon
Don’t rejoice – China’s death throes will be a danger to us all.
Wagner chief to move to Belarus in deal to defuse rebellion as Russia drops charges
Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin will move to Belarus and the criminal case against him will be dropped, as part of a deal to defuse his private mercenary group’s rebellion, a Kremlin spokesperson said on Saturday.
University of Michigan teaches future doctors gender ‘assigned’ at birth
Students at the University of Michigan Medical School are taught basic anatomy is “assigned” by doctors at birth , according to teaching materials reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
Drag Queen Bible Story Hour
What Joe Biden has been doing to the USA by enabling obscene displays on the White House lawn, other moonbats inflict on Christianity by infiltrating and subverting churches. The sacrilege is so over the top that yesterday in San Francisco, Calvary Presbyterian hosted what it openly billed as Drag Queen Bible Story Hour.
Lawyer for detransitioning woman, 18, who had surgery aged 13 slams doctors at Kaiser Permanente – and says kids should be informed they could outgrow their gender dysphoria
The lawsuit was filed June 14 in California’s San Joaquin County Superior Court. In it, Kayla Lovdahl says she underwent a single 75-minute evaluation at age 12. It claims doctors didn’t notify her about psychological and other lasting affects.
ChatGPT can now generate working Windows 11 keys for free
In a short time, ChatGPT has amazed the world with the things it can do (and the things it really shouldn’t be able to do). And now it seems we can add creating genuine Windows 10 and Windows 11 keys to the list. All it takes is some clever prompting and you’ll get free access to Microsoft’s operating system.
What the Diversity Zealots Are Doing to UNC
Almost every American college and university is crawling with leftist true believers who want to do everything they can to transform their schools into breeding grounds for young social-justice warriors. That is certainly the case at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and in today’s Martin Center article, Harrington Shaw writes about the moves to maximize leftist influence at the school.
Judge orders Trump not to disclose evidence in classified documents case
Special counsel Jack Smith sought the protective order last week.
AMC Theatres Cancels De-Transitioner Film Following Trans Group’s De-Platforming Campaign
Producers say those behind the de-platforming campaign have yet to view the film
Thousands of Catholics and Others Turn Out to Protest L.A. Dodgers’ Honoring of LGBTQ ‘Nun’ Group
“blatantly perverted, sexual, and disgusting anti-Catholic hate group”
Chapel Hill’s Latest DEI Push
The College of Arts and Sciences has declared war on institutional neutrality.
The trans school conspiracy exposed
Midwest teachers trade tips on ‘subversively and quietly’ transitioning kids without telling their parents, and skirting Republican gender laws, in workshop funded by federal government
Speedy indeed: Judge sets Trump trial for August 14
Special counsel Jack Smith declared that he would press for a quick court date. It turns out he wasn’t bluffing. According to a new order posted to Judge Aileen Cannon’s court docket, the criminal trial of Donald Trump will begin on August 14.
Hunter Biden reaches deal to plead guilty in tax, gun case
President Biden’s son Hunter has reached a tentative agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to two minor tax crimes and admit to the facts of a gun charge under terms that would likely keep him out of jail, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Hunter Biden will plead guilty in a deal that likely avoids time behind bars in a tax and gun case
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter will plead guilty to federal tax offenses and avoid prosecution on a separate gun charge in a deal with the Justice Department that likely spares him time behind bars.
Files Show UC-Berkeley Ranked Faculty Applicants Based on Their Support for DEI Policies
“graded candidates on their espousing specific viewpoints that many academics may disagree with for intellectual or ideological reasons”
UConn hosts second annual ‘Queer Science Conference’ for high schoolers to ‘celebrate science – and themselves’
Nearly 60 high school students attended the joint ‘Science’ and Pride Month celebration, which attempted ‘to give queer and trans youth role models in various STEM fields.’
Record number of schools no longer require SAT/ACT in admissions
Columbia University recently became the first Ivy League school to do away with the requirement.
Kids. Drugs. 6 drag queens. Sex toys. A dead body. A story sure to be memory holed.
The picture is pretty clear: a pedophilic sex ring having a drug-fueled party and things go horribly wrong–as if everything in that sentence isn’t horribly wrong–and it all takes place in a Boston public housing complex.
CEO Didn’t Hire ’50-Year-Old White Guys’ With Experience to Guide Titanic Sub Because They Aren’t ‘Inspirational’, Skimped on Safety Inspections
Oxygen might give out today for the 5 people in the sub.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls Boebert a ‘Little Bitch’ on the House Floor
The messy feud between two of MAGA world’s biggest stars burst into public view on Wednesday, when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) a “little bitch” to her face on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Thrown to the Wolves
A physician reveals the nightmare of transgender ideology in a major children’s hospital.
Trans-ient Opinion? Not So Fast
Just last week we noted here that public opinion toward “tolerance” of gay rights and same-sex marriage had steadily increased over time. And let us remember that one of the arguments that critics of same-sex marriage offered was, what’s next?—Polygamy? (All of the privacy arguments for same-sex marriage would apply with equal force to polygamy.) Or something else? The trans-madness turned out to be what was next.
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer sues Kari Lake, her campaign for defamation
Maricopa County’s top election official is taking legal action against former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake due to her reported lies about the 2022 election. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer filed a defamation lawsuit on Thursday against Lake, Lake For Arizona, and Save Arizona Fund, Inc., a corporation that fundraises for Lake.
Caucus or primary? Nevada Republican Party might have both in 2024
Lawsuit over Nevada presidential primary gets response from Secretary of State’s Office
4 in 10 California residents are considering packing up and leaving, new poll finds
With its unmatched natural splendor and cultural attractions, California is a beacon that attracts people from around the world who put down roots and call it home.
Moves to dismantle DEI programs may actually be ploys to further embed the agenda
Acadmeics and DEI activists think that U of Arkansas is dismantling its DEI division to protect it from a political crackdown.
Kenney on the case
Let’s face it: John Kennedy is the greatest Kennedy ever. No, not John F. Kennedy of the Massachusetts clan, but Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, who is for my money the greatest performer in Senate hearings we’ve ever seen. Sam Ervin could have taken lessons from Sen. Kennedy.
Anatomy of a hate hoax
What do you do if you are a gay man who beats up a pregnant woman and she successfully fights back? Create a hate hoax where you are the victim, that’s what.
MTV’s trans ‘poster-child’ bitter about transition after being left scarred, hairy, and infertile
On Wednesday, a former MTV poster child for giving minors sex changes opened up in a video on YouTube about regretting her transition. “It turned out to be a big mistake,” Milo said in the now private video.
California Moves Toward Giving Therapists Unconditional Power To ‘Emancipate’ 12 Year Olds From Their Parents
California Democrats on Tuesday advanced legislation to let mental health professionals remove children from their homes and place them in state custody without parental consent.
Police uncover hate hoax in San Diego
Credit to Andy Ngo who posted the details of this story on Twitter today. It started earlier this week with what appeared to be a serious crime. A 39-year-old man in San Diego named Scott Rowin said he was harassed and then set on fire by a couple of men who targeted him because he is gay.
Men’s Health mag mocked for article pushing inclusive term ‘gynosexual’ to describe people attracted to women
The outlet quoted sex educator Lilith Fox in describing ‘gynosexuals’ as being ‘sexually attracted to the gender identity of the femme-presenting person they are attracted to’
New North Dakota law bans mandatory diversity training in higher ed
Law also bans mandatory diversity statements
Newsmax Staffers Hit With Subpoenas in 2020 Election Defamation Suit
Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox News laid bare how the network communicated behind the scenes about broadcasting 2020 election misinformation, ultimately leading the network to fork over a massive settlement. Newsmax could be next, as voting technology company Smartmatic has subpoenaed several of the right-wing cable network’s current and former employees for work and personal correspondence.
Court Blocks Federal Civil Rights Agency From Suing Christian-Owned Business Over LGBT Firings
“Being forced to employ someone to represent the company who behaves in a manner directly violative of the company’s convictions is a substantial burden,” the three-judge panel of Republican appointees found.
LGBT Groomers Target Special Needs Kids
Coming after children isn’t evil enough. They have to come explicitly after children with autism, who are even more vulnerable. They don’t feel the need to hide it.
Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions
David Sosa has some important thoughts. And so does David Sosa. As well as David Sosa. Also, David Sosa.
Florida Law Aimed at Drag Shows Struck Down
From yesterday’s decision by Judge Gregory Presnell (M.D. Fla.) in HM Florida-ORL, LLC v. Griffin
Sixth Circuit Upholds Sanctions Against Kraken Attorneys for Michigan Filings
The sanctions imposed on Sidney Powell and other attorneys raising frivolous challenges to the 2020 election were narrowed and slightly reduced, but largely upheld.
In Argentina, Inflation Passes 100% (and the Restaurants Are Packed)
Wine glasses clinked in an Art Nouveau culinary gem basking in its restored splendor. It was tasting night in the more than century-old coffeehouse turned restaurant at the old Buenos Aires zoo, as beet tartare, pan-seared squid and a perfect rib-eye floated out of the kitchen, chased by a velvety chocolate mousse.
China’s economy is struggling and there’s ‘no quick fix’
In 2020, China decided that it was going to be the standout when it came to responses to COVID. That meant a couple of things. First, the government lied about the impact of the disease and second it locked down enormous sections of the country to the point that many people were not allowed to leave their apartments for weeks at a time except to pick up food deliveries. This zero COVID plan was the brainstorm of Xi Jinping which meant there was no backing away from it unless it could be declared a big success.
Bud Light May Now Have a Lawsuit on Its Hands After Shareholder Values Tank
Corporations that wrecked their images in woke marketing campaigns could pay a price for decisions that cost shareholders money.
Public-Sector Union Membership Down 10 Percent Since Janus
The Supreme Court decision Janus v. AFSCME is five years old this month. It said that a public-sector worker cannot be forced to subsidize union activities unless he or she “affirmatively consents to pay.” No longer would workers be coerced to pay dues or agency fees to a union that they may or may not support.
A Delaware city is set to give corporations the right to vote in elections
The state of Delaware is famously business-friendly. With more than 1.8 million entities registered in the First State, companies outnumber its human residents by nearly two-to-one.
World’s most dangerous city descending into all-out WAR as machete vigilantes butcher & burn gangsters in mob justice
SMOULDERING bodies line streets, sniper rounds pound from rooftops, and children scream – Haiti’s capital is under siege by armed gangs, but there’s a new grisly group in town.
Pupil who questioned classmate ‘identifying as a cat’ called ‘despicable’ by teacher
Parents complain after recording emerges of teacher calling students homophobic and suggesting they ‘go to a different school’
Huge Explosion Rocks Paris, Over 35 Injured
A huge explosion occurred Wednesday in the Latin Quarter of Paris, France. The explosion caused the partial collapse of several buildings. According to the BBC at least 37 people have been injured, four seriously.
It’s not just farms–Dutch government now will determine who you can sell your home to
By now you have heard of the Dutch farmers’ controversy. The government of The Netherlands is buying out thousands of farms to meet idiotic climate change goals–under the theory that growing food is an unacceptable pollutant–and forcing the most productive farmers in the world to quit feeding people.
Study: Grooming Gangs Facilitated by Irish Government
If you listened to Ireland’s publicly broadcast self-talk over the last 20 years, you would think no modern country had greater care for the protection of children or more zeal to discover the soutane-, habit-, or mitre-wearing perpetrators and enablers of the evils of child abuse.
India and Ecuador sign Artemis Accords for peaceful moon exploration
India signed the agreement during an official state visit to the White House on June 22.
Juneteenth: A Day to Celebrate Freedom
After years of teaching, Arianne Craig Jolla says parents, not just educators, need to teach their children. And as the nation celebrates Juneteenth on Monday, Craig Jolla says parents have a wonderful opportunity to educate their children on the history behind the day and the joy of freedom.
Complex Systems Won’t Survive the Competence Crisis
At a casual glance, the recent cascades of American disasters might seem unrelated. In a span of fewer than six months in 2017, three U.S. Naval warships experienced three separate collisions resulting in 17 deaths. A year later, powerlines owned by PG&E started a wildfire that killed 85 people. The pipeline carrying almost half of the East Coast’s gasoline shut down due to a ransomware attack. Almost half a million intermodal containers sat on cargo ships unable to dock at Los Angeles ports. A train carrying thousands of tons of hazardous and flammable chemicals derailed near East Palestine, Ohio. Air Traffic Control cleared a FedEx plane to land on a runway occupied by a Southwest plane preparing to take off. Eye drops contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria killed four and blinded fourteen.
The 15-minute-city theory is another liberal nightmare
So have you heard of this relatively new liberal/globalist concept known as “15-minute cities?” It’s been showing up increasingly in liberal enclaves, particularly among the climate alarmist crowd. The idea is a restructuring of society, particularly in cities and larger towns, so that everyone will be able to work, shop, and take care of their normal affairs without having to travel more than a brief, “15-minute” walk or bike ride to get where they need to go. While that may sound convenient on the surface, it’s important to know the real underlying reason for the effort. They want to do this so nobody will have cars. And if you want to travel further than that, you’ll need to take public transportation. There is a push on in the UK right now and conservatives (along with most sane people) are having none of it. But you can rest assured it will be pushed increasingly in the United States going forward.
We Can Build Things in America — We Just Don’t Want To
On Sunday, June 11, a section of overpass highway on Interstate 95 near North Philadelphia collapsed, disabling both sides of this major roadway. The structural failure occasioned bouts of serious apprehension about the logistical disruptions that would follow in the “months” officials said it would take to fully repair one of the most critical arteries in the Northeast.
Why Aren’t Red States Red? (Part 2)
Conservatives often wonder why states that have Republican legislative majorities don’t necessarily produce conservative legislation. In Part 1 of this series, I looked at Texas through the eyes of a conservative activist there, who explained how Republican majorities gutted what was once a strong anti-DEI bill. Now we turn our attention to North Dakota.
Reject Right-Wing Marxism
In a thought-provoking essay published this week in Law & Liberty, entitled “Revanchist Revolutionaries,” Michael Lucchese convincingly argues that modern paleoconservatism is a distortion of the conservative intellectual tradition. By scrutinizing A Paleoconservative Anthology, edited by Paul Gottfried, Lucchese highlights the ideological shift within paleoconservatism towards “class warfare, racial grievance, and power politics” in recent years. His incisive analysis exposes the potential dangers of embracing an ideology that diverges significantly from the core principles and values traditionally associated with American conservatism. Lucchese also engages with the roots of what he calls “right-wing Marxism,” a school of thought advanced most notably by Samuel Francis, whose ideas are experiencing a revival among certain factions on the right.
Since the upheaval of 2016, the American Right has been casting about for a new basis for conservative politics. While some look to national conservatism or integralism, others have attempted to revive the legacy of failed presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan. Many detect the origins of the new wave of populism in his vehement opposition to free trade, higher immigration levels, and an interventionist foreign policy.
What Am I Bid for This Fine EdD?
To laugh at education “doctorates” is to miss the threat they pose.
Prof Jenkin’s summer reading list for young conservatives: Part I
Campus Reform higher ed fellow Rob Jenkins put together a short list of five great summer reads, starting with a couple of brand-new contributions to conservative resistance literature.
Mr. Rogers has a message from 52 years ago about boys and girls
I’m too old to have watched Mr. Rogers as a child. But as I watched him forty years ago with my own child, I found some of his messages a little obscure. For example, there was the song that follows, which I thought unnecessary at the time. What did “fancy” mean in this context, and why did kids need reassurance about remaining boys or remaining girls?
Happy birthday, Eric Blair — the dystopian world you conjured is still here year after year
I don’t know about you, but I’ve taken to placing a little sticky note over the camera atop my desktop computer. If former FBI Director James Comey and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg do it, so will I. Big and Little Brothers may be watching.