How Bush “Misspoke the Truth” about War and Disinformation

Letting governments manage “the narrative” can have deadly consequences.


During his presidency, George W. Bush became known for his “Bushisms,” which Wikipedia describes as “unconventional statements, phrases, pronunciations, Freudian slips, malapropisms, as well as semantic or linguistic errors in the public speaking of former President of the United States George W. Bush.”

On Thursday, Bush gave us yet another Bushism, and it was one for the history books.

While delivering a speech in Dallas, Bush condemned “the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq… I mean of Ukraine.” He then joked about his gaffe, saying “Iraq too. Anyway…I’m 75,” drawing laughter from the audience.

Though he tried to downplay it as a senior moment, Bush’s latest Bushism was more likely a Freudian slip. In misspeaking, he spoke the truth.

After all, it was President George W. Bush who actually launched the invasion of Iraq, which, like Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, was indeed “wholly unjustified and brutal.”

As for its brutality, the Iraq War killed tens (maybe even hundreds) of thousands and involved such war crimes as the use of torture in Abu Ghraib, the Haditha and Nisour Square massacres, and the use of white phosphorous as an incendiary weapon in Fallujah.

And, as most now recognize, the invasion of Iraq was indeed wholly unjustified.

As the BBC noted in its report on Bush’s gaffe, “Mr Bush was president during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 over weapons of mass destruction that were never found.”

His administration’s showcase performance in its push for the war was Secretary of State Colin Powell’s dramatic presentation to the UN security council of alleged evidence of Saddam Hussein actively developing WMDs.

Later, President Bush performed a comedy bit about never being able to find those WMDs at a White House Correspondents Dinner. As he demonstrated again yesterday, Bush seems to have a knack for playing up his guilt in an atrocity for chuckles.

A second major justification for the Iraq War also proved false: as a 2021 article published by the Brookings Institution noted, “the Bush administration misled the American public into believing that Iraq was connected to the Sept. 11 attacks…”

The US government, crucially abetted by the establishment media, lied America into a brutal and unjustified war by propagating a false narrative that was insulated from independent critique until it was too late. And it was neither the first nor the last time that happened.

That is essential for Americans to keep in mind in the face of today’s wars and in light of today’s campaign against “misinformation.” Governments and establishment media companies (including Big Tech companies) are pushing relentlessly for more centralized narrative control, especially concerning war.

See, for example, the Department of Homeland Security’s recently announced Disinformation Governance Board, nicknamed the “Ministry of Truth” by critics whose outraged response caused the Biden administration to “pause” the new agency.

According to AP News, the Board’s purpose was to…

“…monitor and prepare for Russian disinformation threats as this year’s midterm elections near and the Kremlin continues an aggressive disinformation campaign around the war in Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly waged misinformation campaigns aimed at U.S. audiences to further divisions around election time and spread conspiracy theories around U.S. COVID-19 vaccines.”

And yesterday, Twitter introduced its new “crisis misinformation policy,” which will be harmonized with the United Nations and major NGOs and will especially focus on “misinformation” related to armed conflicts, including:

  • “False coverage or event reporting, or information that mischaracterizes conditions on the ground as a conflict evolves;
  • False allegations regarding use of force, incursions on territorial sovereignty, or around the use of weapons;
  • Demonstrably false or misleading allegations of war crimes or mass atrocities against specific populations;
  • False information regarding international community response, sanctions, defensive actions, or humanitarian operations.”

The announcement notes that, “this first iteration is focused on international armed conflict, starting with the war in Ukraine…”

Countering “disinformation” and “misinformation” may sound like a sensible, responsible policy. But, as we saw with the Iraq War and in countless other instances, governments and government-tied media companies are not to be trusted with managing “the narrative,” especially concerning war.

As Sen. Rand Paul said recently while grilling DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his agency’s Disinformation Governance Board, “I don’t trust government to figure out what the truth is. Government is largely disseminating disinformation.’”

The more that public discourse is centrally managed, the easier it will be for governments to manipulate the public, and especially to lie us into “brutal and unjustified” wars again.

The former president’s Freudian Bushism may betray a guilty conscience tormented by the ghosts of Iraq. To a degree, we should all be haunted by that war’s bloody legacy. But, we can partially redeem that tragic atrocity by rejecting policies that pave the way for future ones.

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Dan Sanchez

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America Has a Crime and Mental Health Problem, Not a White Supremacy Problem

Just take a close look at the official stats compiled by the FBI.


Within hours of the Buffalo, New York, mass shooting on May 14 that claimed the lives of ten innocent black people, top Democratic officials were already citing the incident as proof that the number one social problem facing America is “white supremacy” and “white nationalism.”

The reason: the mentally ill Buffalo shooter, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, in addition to being openly racist against black Americans, also objected to unrestricted mass immigration and said so in a rambling 181-page manifesto on the subject.

The problem is, upwards of 60 percent of Americans – including Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders until about 2015 – have voiced concerns about open border policies, such as those now being openly implemented by the Biden Administration.

Favoring tighter immigration policies does not make you a potential mass shooter or a terrorist, yet that is precisely the inference Democrat Party apparatchiks – not wanting to let a serious crisis ever go to waste – were inviting the American public to draw.

The victims had not even been transported to morgues before some of these officials and media commentators began calling for the firing of Fox News TV anchor Tucker Carlson for his reporting on how demographic changes in America have impacted the political balance of the country.

The problem with the claim that the political beliefs of a criminal should result in the blanket scrutiny of everyone espousing those same beliefs – even if held by otherwise sane people – is that it is not, predictably, consistently applied.

  • In 2017, a far-left Democrat and supporter of Bernie Sanders, James Hodgkinson, opened fire on a couple of dozen Congressional Republicans during softball practice, seriously wounding Representative Steve Scalise and lobbyist Mike Mika. Yet at no point did members of the Democratic Party or the corporate media begin clamoring for investigations into the dangers of socialism or of far-left Democratic Party activism.
  • Just a year earlier, a deranged black nationalist and Black Lives Matter supporter named Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed a group of police officers in Dallas. Armed with a Saiga AK-74 assault rifle, the Afghanistan veteran was able to shoot five officers dead and wounded nine others in the deadliest incident against law enforcement since 9/11. Yet there was not a single report on CNN and NBC News calling for investigations into the openly racist ideology behind Black Lives Matter or into the black nationalism that Johnson espoused.
  • In 2019, 24-year-old Connor Betts shot and killed nine people and wounded 17 others in Dayton, Ohio – an incident the media labeled as an act of racist white supremacy. The problem was, investigations quickly revealed that Betts was an avowed Satanist and supporter of far-left Antifa who hated Donald Trump and urged all his friends to vote only for Democrats.

The truth is, when you examine crime statistics you quickly find that out that mass shootings in America are perpetrated by mentally ill people of all colors and creeds.

When news broke about a mass shooting that killed ten people last year in Boulder, Colorado, USA Today’s “race and inclusion” editor Hemal Jhaveri tweeted out, “It’s always an angry white man. Always.”

Inconveniently for the media class, it turned out the shooter was Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a 21-year old immigrant from Syria.

Despite the claims of America’s corporate media and far-left Democrats, mass shootings are not disproportionately carried out by angry white men. In fact, just the opposite is the case.

The statistics show that mass shootings, when examined by the ethnic background of the shooter, roughly parallel the ethnic makeup of America. If anything, white men are actually slightly less likely to commit mass shootings than their proportion of the population would indicate.

When the legal blogger Eugene Volokh examined the data on the 121 mass shootings in America between 1982 and 2021, compiled by Mother Jones Magazine, he found that 54 percent of the shooters were white even though whites are actually 62.6 percent of the population.

However, 17.4 percent of mass shooters were black despite blacks being only 12.4 percent of the population, and 6.6 percent were Asians even though Asians are only 3.3 percent of the population. In other words, Asians, as a group, were two times more likely to be mass shooters than they are a percentage of the population.

For example, just one day after the Buffalo atrocity, on May 15, a Chinese immigrant named David Chou, 68, walked into a church hall in Laguna Niguel, California, and began opening fire, killing one and wounding five others, all of them Taiwanese. Chou apparently was motivated by a hatred for Taiwanese people.

The case for an “epidemic” of white supremacist violent crime becomes even weaker when you look at crime statistics generally rather than just at mass shootings. (The Mother Jones database defines a “mass shooting” as “a single attack in a public place in which four or more victims were killed.”)

According to FBI statistics, most violent crimes are not racially motivated.

Just 8 percent of the reported murders of Black people in 2017 were committed by white offenders (264 out of a total of 2,970) while 88.9 percent were committed by Black offenders (2,627). The same pattern is true of white victims: 80 percent of the 3,567 white victims of murder in 2017 were killed by fellow whites (2,861) while blacks represented 16 percent (576) of the offenders.

A similar pattern can be seen in designated “hate crimes.” Contrary to what the corporate media and Democrat activists claim, whites are not disproportionately committing hate crimes. In fact, they are significantly less likely to commit hate crimes than other groups.

According to official FBI statistics, in 2020 there were 11,549 designated hate crimes committed in the US– including 4,381 acts of intimidation, 2,433 acts of destruction of property, 2,197 acts of simple assault, 1,407 acts of aggravated assault, 22 murders or negligent manslaughter, and 12 rapes.

While whites are 62.4 percent of the overall population, they committed only 55 percent of the hate crimes (3,823), according to the FBI statistics. Blacks, who are 12.4 percent of the population, committed 21 percent of hate crimes. The rest were committed by “unknown” (16 percent), multi-ethnic (6 percent), Asian (1 percent) or Native American and Hawaiian (1 percent).

Thus, the entire media and Biden Administration narrative – that there is an “epidemic” of white supremacy and racial hate crimes – is simply not supported by the evidence.

Of course, there have been self-avowed white supremacists who are mentally ill and have gone on shooting rampages, such as Dylann Roof in 2015 and the Buffalo shooter in 2022. But there have also been mentally ill Bernie Sanders supporters who have killed dozens of people, and mentally ill Muslims who have killed dozens – such as the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that left 14 dead and 22 injured.

The truth is, America has a crime problem and a mental health problem, not a white supremacy problem. The media and Democrats activists are taking advantage of real tragedies in order to attack their political opponents and advance an extreme agenda the majority of Americans reject.

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Philadelphia School District Advised Teachers To Attend Transgender Conference On ‘Kink,’ ‘BDSM,’ ‘Trans Sex,’ ‘Bigger Dick Energy,’ ‘Banging Beyond Binaries.’

Not for the weak of stomach.

Pull your children out of government schools.

“The Mazzoni Center, which hosted the conference, received $5 million in taxpayer dollars last year and has worked with the school district on sex-health research and sexuality programs for students, and the district’s director of teacher leadership sits on Mazzoni’s board.”

“Banging Beyond Binaries”

The School District of Philadelphia encouraged teachers to attend a conference on “kink,” “BDSM,” “trans sex,” and “masturbation sleeves.”

By: Christopher F. Rufo, May 17, 2022

Last year, the School District of Philadelphia encouraged teachers to attend a conference on “kink,” “BDSM,” “trans sex,” and “banging beyond binaries.”

In early July 2021, the district’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sent invitations to the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference to teachers and staff on the SDP Connect mailing list, promoting the conference as a way to “learn more about the issues facing the trans community.” The conference was organized by the Mazzoni Center, an LGBTQ activist organization that has worked with the district on sexual-education programs. (When reached for comment, the School District of Philadelphia described its promotion of the conference as part of its commitment to “creating equitable and inclusive environments,” and said it did “not have any information” on the number of teachers who attended the event. The Mazzoni Center did not return request for comment.)

I have obtained videos from a publicly accessible website that show that the conference went far beyond the school district’s euphemism about “issues facing the trans community.” The event included sessions on topics such as “The Adolescent Pathway: Preparing Young People for Gender-Affirming Care,” “Bigger Dick Energy: Life After Masculinizing [Gender Reassignment Surgery],” “Prosthetics for Sex,” “The Ins and Outs of Masturbation Sleeves,” and “Trans Sex: Banging Beyond Binaries.” The conference attendees included educators, activists, adults, and adolescents. There were graphic sessions on prosthetic penises, masturbation toys, and artificial ejaculation devices, which some hosts explicitly promoted to minors. As one session host explained, “there’s no age limit, because I feel like everybody should be able to access certain information.”

The conference began with presentations promoting puberty blockers, hormone treatments, breast removals, and genital surgeries. In one session, “The Adolescent Pathway Preparing Young People for Gender-Affirming Care,” Dr. Scott Mosser, the principal at the Gender Confirmation Center in San Francisco, explained that he has performed “over two thousand top surgeries,” which involve removing girls’ breasts, and that there is no age limit for beginning the “gender journey.” “I do not have a minimum age of any sort in my practice,” he said, explaining that he would be willing to consult with children as young as ten years old with parental consent. In another session open to children, “Gender-Affirming Masculine and Feminizing Hormones for Adolescents and Adults,” Dane Menkin, divisional director of LGBTQ services at Main Line Health, endorsed treatments ranging from puberty-blocking hormones to manual breast-binding for “masculinizing” adolescent girls. “I’m a strong proponent that you can bind for as many hours a day as you can tolerate binding,” he said.

Other presentations at the Trans Wellness Conference involved explicit sexual themes. Two female-to-male trans activists, Kofi Opam, a graduate student at the University of Iowa, and Sami Brussels, a medical illustrator, hosted a presentation called “Bigger Dick Energy,” in which they explained the process of phalloplasty and using an artificial penis for “navigating cruising and anonymous/casual sex life.” Chase Ross, a transgender activist and YouTuber, hosted a series of sessions on “packers,” “masturbation sleeves,” and “prosthetics for sex,” demonstrating various devices from his collection of more than 500 genital prosthetics. “I have tried and touched many dicks, right—prosthetics, real dicks, all dicks. This is one of the most realistic feeling in terms of like the inside of a penis,” he said during one demonstration. “It’s a big boy, this is, like, gigantic. Alright, give me two hours alone and I’ll get this in my butt,” he said during another.

The most extreme presentation at the three-day conference was “Trans Sex: Banging Beyond Binaries.” Jamie Joy, a self-described “kinky,” “polyamorous,” “pretty big slut,” and Lucie Fielding, a self-described “white, queer, kinky, polyamorous, visibly able-bodied, Jewish, witchy, non-binary, trans femme” led the session. The women led a presentation on politically correct anatomical language, including terms such as “front hole” and “back hole,” and shared personal information about organizing orgies for participants to “explore their fantasies and their perversions in groups.” The instructors then discussed various “kink” activities, including fetishes about puppies, Mary Poppins, and spanking. “I haven’t gotten to explore a lot of my mommy kink. And I think for tonight I’m really wanting to feel cared for, but also get punished a little bit,” said Joy….

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‘Total Failure’ — House Republicans Call On Biden To Invoke Clause That Would Provide Protection Against Foreign Invasion From Mexican Cartels

Republican Texas Rep. Troy Nehls sent a letter Thursday to President Joe Biden, calling on him to invoke the Guarantee Clause that would require the Executive Branch to protect the states from a foreign invasion.

The Daily Caller first obtained the letter that was signed by 32 other Republicans. In the letter, the GOP lawmakers mention 2.6 million encounters with migrants, reports of cartel members shooting at border enforcement and the over 100,000 Americans who have died from drug overdoses in a 12-month period.

“The Constitution clearly states that the President must guarantee states protection from invasion,” Nehls told the Daily Caller before sending the letter.

“With 2.6 million encounters at our border since President Biden took office, over 100,000 fatal fentanyl overdoses at the hands of the drug-traffickers, and numerous violent attacks on our brave border enforcement, it is clear the United States is facing invasion from the South. President Biden has turned his back on his constitutional duty to stop this border invasion — if he does not act, Republicans will when we take back Congress in November,” he added.

READ THE LETTER HERE: 

Border agents encountered a record two million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021. In fiscal 2021, they seized $3.31 billion in counterfeit goods, over 319,000 pounds of marijuana, over 190,000 pounds of methamphetamine and over 97,000 pounds of cocaine.

The letter also received support from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Citizens for Renewing America.

“For the past year, we have encouraged border state governors to acknowledge an invasion is occurring on our southern border due to the intentional non-enforcement of our laws and a total failure of the Federal government to uphold Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution. What is transpiring on our border constitutes an invasion, and to date, the actions taken by governors has not alleviated or remedied the problem. Cartels maintain operational control of our unsecured order, facilitating an ongoing invasion that harms American communities. However, if these governors would use their authority to invoke the Self Defense Clause, it would be a gamechanger and stop the flow of devastation ruining our country,” Wade Miller, the executive director of Citizens for Renewing for America, told the Daily Caller.

Dan Stein, president of FAIR, also shared his support for Nehls’ letter.

“There is no question that border states are still in the middle of a historic crisis with no end sight, and sadly, Texas is the epicenter. Dangerous drugs and unknown individuals flood across our southern border every single day. Congressman Nehls outlines a persuasive case for why the federal government has abandoned its duties under the Constitution to protect the states from invasion, and FAIR supports his reasoning wholeheartedly,” Stein said.

The Daily Caller contacted the White House about the letter, to which White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre referred the Caller to the National Security Council (NSC). The NSC did immediately not provide a comment about the letter.

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Buffalo Shooter’s Personal Diary Is Pretty Clear About His ‘Left-Leaning’ Sources Of Inspiration

  • Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron said his beliefs were inspired by websites Reddit and 4chan, which he began using during COVID-19, and listed his favorite subreddits in his personal diary.
  • Media outlets blamed Tucker Carlson and Republicans for inspiring the shooter, but he condemned Republicans in his diary, never mentioned Carlson and expressed that he was politically left-leaning. 
  • “I almost spent a year planning this attack … Oh how time flies, if I could go back maybe I’d tell myself to get the fuck off 4chan,” he wrote in one diary entry. 

The 18-year-old who was charged in the Saturday shooting deaths of ten people in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket revealed in his diary that his radical beliefs originally developed in communities on 4chan and Reddit.

Before the shooting, which occurred in a predominately black neighborhood, Payton Gendron published a 106-page manifesto online describing himself as a “white supremacist” and “anti-Semite.” Gendron said explicitly in his diary that he developed his beliefs from 4chan and Reddit after the start of the pandemic.

“My current beliefs started when I first started to use 4chan a few months after covid started. Many of which I got from 4chan’s /pol/ page and links found in /nsg/ and threads like that,” he wrote in a diary entry labeled Jan. 30, referring to 4chan discussion forums.

Gendron also credited Reddit with forming his beliefs and listed several Reddit forums in which he frequently posted.

“Of course, many of my beliefs come from reddit too. Many subreddits I joined have been banned but they show up on r/AgainstHateSubreddits all the time,” he wrote Jan. 30. “One’s that are still around include r/greentext, r/4chan, r/PoliticalCompassMemes, r/SocialJusticeInAction, r/LoveForLandlords, and r/AntiHateCommunites, of which I am actually in their discord.”

Numerous media organizations attempted to link Gendron with the Republican Party and prominent conservatives like Tucker Carlson for inspiring Gendron while largely overlooking the shooter’s own words, in which he blamed online forums including Reddit and 4chan while condemning the Republican Party.

NBC News’ Ben Collins said Carlson is someone “directly trying to preach” to extremists like the Buffalo shooter, while a Rolling Stone commentary piece said the shooter was a “mainstream Republican,” and a Washington Post piece linked his ideology to Carlson and two other Republicans. A New York Times article also blamed Carlson for promoting “replacement theory,” the idea that elites are replacing white Americans with immigrants to gain political power, which was referenced by Gendron in his diary.

Some of these commentators speak frequently about online disinformation and the importance of stopping the spread of conspiracy theories. Collins writes about misinformation and extremism for NBC News and frequently expresses concern about the potential real-life consequences of online misinformation, tending to apply the “disinformation” and “conspiracy” labels to groups and arguments on the right side of the aisle.

“It makes no sense how democrats and republicans see themselves so differently from each other yet they have 95% of the same views,” Gendron wrote Feb. 19. “Ascend into eco fascism my brothers.”

“Same things applies with democrats vs republicans. Both are controlled by Jews,” he wrote March 7.

Gendron shared what appear to be the results of a quiz which showed his political views to be far-left and slightly authoritarian.

“I don’t think this is that inaccurate to my political beliefs. I tend to have quite a mix between conservative and progressive values though,” he wrote.

“I tend to be progressive when it comes to development of science but conservative when it comes to culture,” he wrote in another post.

Gendron said he had used a Reddit page about mass killers to plan out his attack in a March 31 post.

“Look at what people did before tou, [sic] I’m trying to find info on other mass shooters and see what they did and what to improve on. r/masskillers is very helpful,” he wrote. “Imagine if I went in on March 15 not knowing my gun wasn’t properly lubed and I had a failure to feed on every shot I took, that would be quite embarrassing.”

At one point Gendron speculated that he could have gotten off 4chan and had a normal life.

“I almost spent a year planning this attack,” he wrote April 26. “Oh how time flies, if I could go back maybe I’d tell myself to get the fuck off 4chan and worldtruthvideos and get an actual life. Too late for that now.”

A moderator for r/SocialJusticeJusticeInAction told The Daily Caller News Foundation he was unaware of the subreddit being mentioned in the shooter’s diary prior to the inquiry and said the subreddit does not tolerate racism or bigotry.

Reddit, 4chan and the moderators of the subreddits r/AgainstHateSubreddits, r/greentext, r/4chan, r/PoliticalCompassMemes, r/LoveForLandlords and r/masskillers did not respond to TheDCNF’s requests for comment.

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Election Fraud a Misdemeanor?

In Evansville, Indiana, a local Democrat elections office worker, Janet Reed, was indicted and tried in a so called court on charges of sending illegally pre-marked mailings to voters ahead of the 2020 primary elections.

Yes. Pre-marked out absentee ballot mailings to democrat voters she got from the voters roll. Easily obtained as she worked on the campaign of then-candidate Democrat E. Thomasina Marsili’s campaign challenging Republican Rep. Larry Bucshon. She had been in a tight three way primary race before getting the democrats nomination, helped by Janet Reed and I am sure, others.

The illegal mailings were all absentee ballot applications that Janet Reed sent with the Democratic Party pre-selected in the section where voters were supposed to choose whether to receive a ballot for the Democratic or Republican primary election. She marked the applications with notes that the sections needed no action!! Obviously not as they were all filled in already! So convenient!

It appears elections officials and the local Democrat party members warned her to stop as she was being investigated by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office prior to the charging in May 2020! Yes – two years ago!

Vanderburgh County Circuit Court Judge David Kiely got the case. However, this oath breaking sorry excuse for a political lackey Judge, sentenced her to serve 18 months of probation for one count of unauthorized absentee ballot, a level 6 felony, to which she pleaded guilty in May. Yes! No jail time! Can you imagine if she had done that for President Trump? We all know the answer to that.

She was facing between six months to two-and-a-half years in prison for this felony offense. She was also fined $2740 for restitution!

She was ordered to not undertake any work related to the elections office for the duration of her 18 month probation. Yep! You got it! She can go right back to her election job in 18 months before the 2024 election.

Wanna hear something else the Judge gave her? If she completes her 18 month probation, pays her fine, her felony conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor. You couldn’t make this crap up.

The elections board discarded, they say, around 400 returned absentee ballots. I believe she mailed out a lot more than that.

How can we claim to hold free and fair elections when those involved in the system cheat, are caught, then given a light slap on the back of the hand as long as they were cheating for the DemonRats and not the GOP?

We all know in our hearts that the 2020 election was fraudulently stolen by the Biden camp. Purposely and with a great deal of pre thought and malice. The imbecilic fool hiding in the White House basement is a usurper.

HE IS NOT, NOR WILL HE EVER BE, MY PRESIDENT. HE IS A TRAITOR. HE IS A PERVERT. HE IS A CROOK. HE IS A LIAR. BUT ON TOP OF THAT HE IS DELIBERATELY AND METHODICALLY DESTROYING MY COUNTRY.

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Reps. Smith and Palmer Blast Becerra for Race-Based Medical Misinformation

Reps. Jason Smith (R-MO) and Gary Palmer (R-AL) have blasted Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra for spreading “misinformation to the American people” about the government incentivizing doctors to provide race-based medical care.

“We write to express our deep disappointment with your testimony … where you twice denied the existence of a rule to incentivize physician practices to implement so-called ‘anti-racism’ plans,” their letter states. “Rather than giving us answers about why your department is encouraging these prejudicial practices, you instead spread misinformation to the American people.”

The letter comes after Becerra repeatedly testified before Congress that the federal government does not doctors to implement “anti-racism” policies in exchange for more government funding.

“The Biden Administration has decided to force doctors to implement a radical political ideology under the guise of improving patient care,” Smith said in a press release. “The fact of the matter is that under this new rule, doctors will be forced to incorporate a political agenda into their practices that not only dismisses medical facts, but seeks to indoctrinate physicians. It speaks volumes that instead of defending this rule in public testimony, Secretary Becerra instead chose to deny its existence and obfuscate the truth. When it comes to health care, we need doctors focused on caring for patients, not on woke activism.”

“Based on your on-the-record denials of this measure’s existence, we are forced to conclude that you are either unaware of your own department’s activity or intentionally obfuscating about this activity to hide a radical political agenda from the American people,” the congressmen write. “Either action on your part is completely unacceptable.”


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Becerra Is Confronted by Senator Rand Paul for Mocking COVID Survivors Who Refuse Vaccine As “Flat Earthers”

During a September 21, 2021 online forum sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Becerra characterized people who refused to be injected with COVID-19 vaccines as “flat earthers” who “choose to peddle fiction” — i.e., deniers of what the congressman portrayed as the scientifically proven superiority of the vaccines in comparison to the naturally acquired immunity present in people who had actually contracted COVID and survived it. “Flat earthers — meet delta,” Becerra said in reference to the so-called Delta variant of coronavirus.

Nine days later, during a September 30, 2021 hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Republican Senator Rand Paul, a medical doctor, asked Becerra if he was familiar with an Israeli study involving 2.5 million patients, which found that vaccinated individuals were “actually seven times more likely to get infected with COVID than the people who had gotten COVID naturally.” Becerra admitted he was not familiar with the study, prompting Paul to say:  “I think you might want to be [familiar with it] if you’re going to travel the country insulting the millions of Americans … who have had COVID, recovered, look at a study with 2.5 million people, and say, well, you know what, it looks like my immunity is as good as a vaccine or not. And in a free country, maybe ought to be able to make that decision. Instead, you’ve chosen to travel the country calling people like [those], myself included, ‘flat-earthers.’ We find that very insulting. It goes against the science.”

Paul then asked: “Are you a doctor, a medical doctor?” Becerra replied: “I’ve worked over 30 years on heath policy.” Paul retorted: “You’re not a medical doctor. Do you have a science degree?” When Becerra did not reply, thereby indicating that he possessed no such degree, Paul continued:  “And yet you travel the country, calling people ‘flat earthers’ who have had COVID, looked at studies of millions of people and made their own personal decision, that their immunity they naturally acquired is sufficient. But you presume, somehow, to tell over 100 million Americans who have survived COVID, that we have no right to determine our own medical care. You alone are on high and you’ve made these decisions. A lawyer with no scientific background, no medical degree. This is an arrogance coupled with an authoritarianism that is unseemly and un-American.”

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Netflix Fires 150 Employees In Wake Of Catastrophic Decline

Harder! Faster!

WOKE kills. Netflix, once the go-to streaming service, is now soaked in agitprop and leftist propaganda. Even their ‘best offerings’ are unwatchable because of its relentless leftwing messaging. Insufferable.

Netflix lets go of 150 employees amid continued decline in company trajectory

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‘As we explained on earnings, our slowing revenue growth means we are also having to slow our cost growth as a company,’ a Netflix representative said.

‘As we explained on earnings, our slowing revenue growth means we are also having to slow our cost growth as a company,’ a Netflix representative said.

Netflix lets go of 150 employees amid continued decline in company trajectory

Entertainment giant Netflix has announced that it is firing a further 150 employees amid a decline in its stock price and loss of subscribers.

As reported by Rebel News in April, Netflix saw a tremendous drop in subscribers during its first quarter, which fell by 200,000 — a far cry from its expected goal of adding 2.5 million new subscribers.

At the time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested that the “woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable,” suggesting that the company’s shift toward social justice programming was a primary driver of the decline.

Last week, Netflix released a new memo announcing that it would no longer be catering to the woke demands of its employees, informing them in a public statement that employees offended by the content Netflix produces are free to find jobs elsewhere.

Musk praised the move as a “good move.”

On Tuesday, Netflix informed CNBC that slowing revenue growth meant having to slow the company’s cost growth — thus necessitating the termination of 150 of its employees.

“As we explained on earnings, our slowing revenue growth means we are also having to slow our cost growth as a company,” the Netflix representative said. “So sadly, we are letting around 150 employees go today, mostly US-based.”

“These changes are primarily driven by business needs rather than individual performance, which makes them especially tough as none of us want to say goodbye to such great colleagues. We’re working hard to support them through this very difficult transition,” said the company rep.

The firing of the 150 employees comes just two weeks after Netflix laid off staff at the woke fan site Tudum, most of whom were black women, seemingly hired as diversity tokens only to be let go months after the site’s launch.

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Elon Musk Warns Biden, Democrats Moving Economy Towards Venezuela

Indeed. President Biden is Jimmy Carter on steroids.

Elon Musk Warns Biden, Democrats Moving Economy Towards Venezuela

By Conservative Brief, May 18, 2022

Elon Musk is hitting President Joe Biden and the Democrats with some reality that they are not going to like.

The Tesla, Space X and Starlink CEO has warned that the United States is economically headed the way of Venezuela by following the Democrat Party’s policies.

“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically – overwhelmingly. Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” he said during an episode of the All-In Podcast. “Now this election, I will.”

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Donald Trump Lands Major Election Victory – 2022 Primaries Just Increased His Win Record To 85-3

President Trump is the Republican Party. Without President Trump there is no Republican Party. Every decent American must support the re-election of President Trump in 2024. America cannot withstand a second term of the Biden Administration. #Trump2024!

Donald Trump Lands Major Election Victory – 2022 Primaries Just Increased His Win Record To 85-3

By The Patriot Journal, May 18, 2022

We are marching closer to the November midterms. Last night, several states went to the primary polls.

Plenty of pundits are watching every race. They are looking to decide just how lasting Trump’s endorsement power is. This is what they have discovered.

From Newsmax:

Republican Reps. Thomas Massie, Andy Barr, and Hal Rogers won their primaries in the state of Kentucky on Tuesday after all three were endorsed by former President Trump.

The results were much the same in North Carolina.

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd won North Carolina’s Republican Senate primary Tuesday…

Budd had been locked in a tight race with McCrory for months, but he was able to turn the race into less of nail-biter with just weeks to go thanks mostly to two friends who recently became enemies — former President Donald Trump and the Club for Growth, a conservative economics group spending millions in Republican primaries.

Trump celebrated the night’s results with a post on TRUTH, declaring his record is 85-3.

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United States D.O.D issued a contract for ‘COVID-19 Research’ in Ukraine 3 months before COVID-19 officially existed

And now we are sending BILLIONS over there. The more we know, the darker, more evil it gets.

This is a catastrophe of unimaginable proportion.

Excerpt:

There is one Sub-Award that stands out among the rest, and it was awarded to Labyrinth Global Health INC for “SME Manuscript Documentation and COVID-19 Research”.

An award for Covid-19 research isn’t exactly shocking when the world is allegedly in the grip of a Covid-19 pandemic, but considering the fact the sub-contract was awarded 12th November 2019, at least one month before the alleged emergence of the novel coronavirus, and three months before it was officially dubbed Covid-19, the award for Covid-19 research should come as a shock to everyone. [Click here to view the document]

But the shock doesn’t end there, because the place the contact for Covid-19 research was instructed to take place was Ukraine, as was the entire contract awarded by the DOD to Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp.

United States D.O.D issued a contract for ‘COVID-19 Research’ in Ukraine 3 months before COVID-19 officially existed

By: The Expose, May 18, 2022:
The world first started to hear about a novel coronavirus in early January 2020, with reports of an alleged new pneumonia-like illness spreading across Wuhan, China. However, the world did not actually know of Covid-19 until February 2020, because it was not until the 11th of that month that the World Health Organisation officially named the novel coronavirus disease Covid-19.

So with this being the official truth, why does United States Government data show that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a contract on the 12th November 2019 to Labyrinth Global Health INC. for ‘COVID-19 Research’, at least one month before the alleged emergence of the novel coronavirus, and three months before it was officially dubbed Covid-19?

The shocking findings, however, do not end there. The contract awarded in November 2019 for ‘COVID-19 Research’ was not only instructed to take place in Ukraine, it was in fact part of a much larger contract for a ‘Biological threat reduction program in Ukraine’.

Perhaps explaining why Labyrinth Global Health has been collaborating with Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, and Ernest Wolfe’s Metabiota since its formation in 2017.

The Government of the United States has a website called ‘USA Spending‘, an official open data source of federal spending information. According to the site as of 12th April 2021, the US Government has spent a mind-blowing $3.63 trillion “in response to COVID-19”. But that’s not the only information on Covid that can be found on the site.

Hidden within the ‘Award Search’ are details on a contract awarded by the Department of Defense to a company named ‘Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp‘, which is allegedly “a global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company specialising in infrastructure development”.

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The contract was awarded on September 20th, 2012 and is described as “Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services”. Obviously, this is very vague and most likely of little interest to anyone who happens to stumble across it. But there is something contained deep within the details that should be of interest to anyone and everyone.

The ‘Award History’ for the contract contains a tab for ‘Sub-Awards’ detailing the recipients, action date, amount, and a very brief description for 115 Sub-Award transactions. Most of the Sub-Awards are extremely mundane for things such as “laboratory equipment for Kyiv”, or “office furniture for Kyiv”.

There’s much more. Read the whole thing….

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PRONOUN ENFORCEMENT: School district files complaint against middle schoolers

KIEL, Wis. (ChurchMilitant.com) – School administrators in the Midwest came down hard on middle schoolers for failing to comply with transgender pronouns.

The Kiel School District in Wisconsin filed a Title IX complaint against three eighth-graders who allegedly called a classmate “she/her” instead of the gender-neutral “they/them.” Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination at schools, government agencies and other institutions.

The mother of one of the students, Rosemary Rabidoux, said she “immediately went into shock” when she got notice of her son’s “sexual harassment allegations,” saying, “I’m thinking, sexual harassment? That’s rape, that’s inappropriate touching, that’s incest. What has my son done?”

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) is defending the accused students. WILL said the incident occurred in April, a month after the classmate announced she would like to be addressed with “they/them” pronouns.

Rabidoux said her son Braden tried to tell the “gender-neutral” classmate it was a constitutional right to not have to address her by her proposed pronouns.

Explaining the story to local news, Rabidoux noted, “She had been screaming at one of Braden’s friends to use proper pronouns, calling him profanity, and this friend is very soft-spoken and kind of just sunk down into his chair.”

The mother continued, “Braden finally came up, defending him, saying, ‘He doesn’t have to use proper pronouns; it’s his constitutional right to not use … you can’t make him say things.'”

Rabidoux insisted her family and son were not against the LGBT community, adding, “My children have been raised to love everybody equally.”

WILL Deputy Counsel Luke Berg called the school district’s sexual harassment charge “an extreme abuse of the Title IX process.” Berg added, “It’s totally inappropriate and is totally being mishandled by the school district.”

The school district released a statement that said it “prohibits all forms of bullying and harassment in accordance with all laws, including Title IX.” The district reaffirmed it will “continue to support ALL students regardless of sex (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity).”

In a letter to the school district, the lawyers at WILL said the complaint and investigation into the three boys is “wholly inappropriate and should be immediately dismissed.”

“The mere use of biologically correct pronouns not only does not constitute sexual harassment under Title IX or the District’s own policy, it is also speech protected by the First Amendment.”

The lawyers’ letter cited the Supreme Court case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. This 2021 case involved public schools and their ability to regulate student speech.

The letter said “under the law, students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression, even at the schoolhouse gate.”

Social media users offered several comments on this story.

One user said, “The truly frightening thing is that Kiel is a small, rural community — it’s small-town Wisconsin. A red area in a red county. This isn’t some Dem stronghold around Milwaukee or Madison. And still, lunatic progressives have this kind of influence in the school district.”

Another Twitter account commented, “Failure to use correct pronouns is not sexual harassment, it is verbal abuse.”

WILL also took on parental rights cases in the state’s Madison and Milwaukee areas in which school districts were accused of having policies of concealing a child’s choice to “change genders.” Wisconsin is among many states where incidents involving schools and gender issues have increased in recent years.

Church Militant previously reported on a teacher that was reinstated after a clash over pronoun usage.

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Dem Witness Says Men Can Get Pregnant And Have Abortions

A Democratic witness testified that men can get pregnant and have abortions during a Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on abortion access and care.

Republican North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop first asked witness AVOW executive director Aimee Arrambide how she defines a “woman.” AVOW is a pro-abortion non-profit organization working to secure unrestricted access to abortion for Texas.

“I believe that everyone can identify for themselves,” Arrambide said.

“Ok. Do you believe then that men can become pregnant and have abortions?” Bishop followed up.

“Yes,” Arrambide responded.

Bishop also asked reproductive healthcare Dr. Yashica Robinson, who uses “she/her” pronouns, if she could define what a “woman” was prior to questioning Arrambide.

“It’s important for you to understand why I said I use ‘she/her’ pronouns,” Robinson said. “It’s because I understand that for people-”

Bishop then cut her off and again asked “what is a woman?”

“I think it’s important that we educate people like you about why we’re doing the things we do, and so the reason why I use ‘she’ and ‘her’ pronouns is because I understand there are people who become pregnant that may not identify that way, and I think it is discriminatory to speak to people or to call them in such a way that they desire not to be called,” Robinson said.

Bishop again asked if she was going to answer his question about the definition of a “woman.”

“I’m a woman,” Robinson said.

“Is that as comprehensive a definition you could give me?” Bishop asked.

Robinson said that the most comprehensive definition she could provide for the time being.

A “woman” is defined as “an adult female person,” according to Merriam-Webster. A female has XX chromosomes while men have XY chromosomes. Men do not. have the same reproductive organs that females have and are unable to get pregnant or receive an abortion.

Robinson and Arrambide are not the only ones unable to provide a definition of what a “woman” is. The Daily Caller reached out to every Senate Democrat to see if any of our leaders would provide a definition. Each request was met with silence. Only 15 Republican Senators were willing to provide a definition of what a “woman” is when questioned by the Caller.

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson also dodged the question during her hearing, telling Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn she is “not a biologist” and therefore could not define what a “woman” is.

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Elon Musk Calls Democrats ‘The Party Of Division And Hate’

Elon Musk tore into the Democratic Party in a Wednesday tweet calling them the party of “division and hate.”

“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” Musk said. “But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold.”

The multibillionaire said he will vote Republican for likely the first time in his life in the 2022 midterm election after overwhelmingly voting Democrat in the past. He said the Democratic Party is controlled by unions and trial lawyers.

“I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” Musk said during a Tuesday “All-In” podcast. “Now this election, I will.”

“It definitely feels like this is not right,” Musk added. “The issue here is that the Democratic Party is overly controlled by the unions and by trial lawyers, particularly class-action lawyers. … In the case of Biden, he is simply too much captured by the unions, which was not the case with Obama.”

Liberal media pundits and Democratic lawmakers have warned of the supposed dangers of Musk’s vow to foster free speech on Twitter in the midst of his $44.3 billion takeover. MSNBC host Joy Reid previously accused the Tesla CEO in a April 26 segment of “The ReidOut” of wanting the “old South Africa of the ’80s” back, in reference to the Apartheid.

“There was a time when people had the double hashtags around their names because they were Jewish and right-wingers were saying ‘get in the oven’ anytime you made any benign comment on Twitter,” Reid said. “They attacked women, the misogyny was crazy on Twitter for a while. Elon Musk, I guess he misses the old South Africa in the ’80s, he wants that back.”

Musk trolled Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after claiming she has to “collectively stress” about an increase in hate crimes due to his takeover. Musk responded, “stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.”

Liberals have not taken kindly to Musk vowing to allow former President Donald Trump return to the platform when he officially takes over the social media company. Then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration is determined to prevent platforms from spreading disinformation at a May 10 briefing.

Musk has been highly critical of the left, recently stating “the far left hates everyone, themselves included,” noting that he does not support the far-right either.

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich said Musk’s Twitter takeover will lead him to seek “freedom from accountability” in an April 24 tweet.

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Here We Go: Liberal Media NBC Attacks DeSantis, ’Clearer Danger Than Trump’

Every one of us who make a positive impact are shredded, defamed, libeled and destroyed. DeSantis is the most effective Republican serving in the GOP – they are going to go nuclear on him. They are going to do a trump on DeSantis. Protect him at all costs.

Liberal Loon Cracks: DeSantis is a’ Clearer Danger Than Trump’

By: Daphne Moon, The Patriot Chronicles, May 18, 2022:

An NBC News opinion column asserted Wednesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to ban CRT and protect young children from being taught about gender and sexuality in inappropriate ways in public schools, represents “thought control that has happened” in “Nazi Germany” or “today’s China.”

Written by former federal prosecutor Dennis Aftergut, the opinion piece, titled “Ron DeSantis has taken Trump’s playbook — and made it much more dangerous,” discussed how the Florida Republican has turned Trump’s “divisive talk into real (and really harmful) action” that mirrors action done in “totalitarian societies.”

Aftergut’s reasoning included a variety of DeSantis’ recent policy decisions including the enactment of the Parental Rights in Education Bill, but he was really focused on the governor’s latest initiative, which Aftergut described as, “censoring math books.”

He wrote, “So it’s come to this in Florida: censoring math books. Last Saturday, the state’s education board banned 54 of 132 books submitted for inclusion in public schools’ math curricula.”

He added, “The board said it had decided to reject more than half of the math textbooks submitted because they included ‘prohibited topics or unsolicited strategies, including CRT.’”

Aftergut snarked, “Were the textbooks’ algebraic equations somehow encoded with secret woke messages, like CRT Trojan horses?” and responded, “I won’t hold my breath for answers.”

The state of Florida released several examples from the rejected math textbooks. One described the Implicit Association Test which measures levels of ‘racial prejudice’ while displaying a graph suggesting conservatives are more inclined to be racially biased.

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