Politics

Episode 920 – She is Just Too Dumb!

You’ll never guess who Brandon Johnson, the mayor of Chicago, is blaming for his city’s problems.

AOC is really dumb.

And the Great Replacement theory is no longer a white supremacist conspiracy theory.

Dumbass of the Day

109 people were shot this weekend with 19 killed including an 8-year-old boy.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/after-bloody-july-4-weekend-chicago-mayor-blames-nixon-nixon-foundation-levels-him-with-facts

She’s So Dumb

According to ABC News:

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has introduced articles of impeachment against Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.

Ocasio-Cortez has long criticized multiple conservative members of the Supreme Court, but the rhetoric of impeachment was amped up in the wake of recent rulings, including the court’s decision on presidential immunity.

“The unchecked corruption crisis on the Supreme Court has now spiraled into a Constitutional crisis threatening American democracy writ large,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement. “Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito’s pattern of refusal to recuse from consequential matters before the court in which they hold widely documented financial and personal entanglements constitutes a grave threat to American rule of law, the integrity of our democracy, and one of the clearest cases for which the tool of impeachment was designed.”

Ocasio-Cortez specifically criticized gifts Thomas received from his friend, billionaire Harlan Crow.

“Clarence Thomas, in his conduct as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors, by refusing to report the source, description, and value of gifts, and by failing to report of real estate property,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in the articles, going on to list gifts he did not reportedly reveal.

Thomas acknowledged in his latest annual financial report, released in June, that he had “inadvertently omitted” reimbursement for food and lodging expenses for the July 2019 travel.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-introduces-articles-impeachment-supreme-court/story?id=111820395&cid=social_twitter_abcn

More Bad Policies

According to the National Review:

House Republicans and a handful of Democrats passed legislation on Wednesday requiring proof of U.S. citizenship in order to vote, a top GOP priority that Democratic leadership strongly opposed.

The Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act was supported by 216 Republicans and five Democrats, with 198 Democratic lawmakers opposing the bill. It is unlikely to go anywhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

The SAVE Act would require voters to provide proof of citizenship including a valid photo ID and documentation such as a birth certificate.

Republicans have warned of illegal immigrants potentially registering to vote and casting ballots in national elections this year. Although documentary proof of citizenship is not required for federal voter registration forms, it is illegal to falsely claim oneself to be a U.S. citizen.

Noncitizen voting is not a widely documented phenomenon, but some deep-blue locales have passed laws permitting it. The left-wing Brennan Center found 30 suspected cases of noncitizen voting out of 23.5 million votes across 42 jurisdictions in the 2016 election.

“Over the past four years, Joe Biden has welcomed millions upon millions of illegals into the country knowing that noncitizens only have to check a box to vote in a federal election,” House Speaker Mike Johnson (R., La.) said in a statement.

The Democrats fought hard to stop this thing from passing.

Here’s Hakeem Jeffries:

Here’s Summer Lee:

Here’s Jennifer McClellen:

.https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-passes-legislation-requiring-proof-of-u-s-citizenship-for-voter-registration/ar-BB1pLzEZ

Frigging Perverts

According to the Post Millennial:

Legislation increasing penalties for people who solicit, agree to engage in, or engage in any act of commercial sex with a minor is being opposed by a group of activists, claiming that it disproportionately harms minorities and the LGBTQ community. The bill has also been watered down from its original punitive measures.  

Activists opposed the legislation that would make a felony to purchase or solicit children for sex, claiming during public testimony on the legislation that “SB 1414 takes an overly punitive approach that fails to address the root causes of these issues and will not effectively stop sexual violence.”  

Senate Bill 1414 passed a vote in the Public Safety Committee last week. State Sen. Shannon Grove originally proposed making it a felony for someone to solicit teenagers 17 and younger, however, the bill was watered down by the committee to exclude those ages 16 and 17. 

The committee later revised the bill to include 16- and 17-year-olds, but with the caveat that prosecutors now must prove that the 16- or 17-year-olds were not only solicited for sex but also are victims of sex trafficking

Grove told KCRA 3 that the change to put 16 and 17-year-olds back in the bill is just political showmanship. “I think Kevin McCarty is looking for a way to put 16- and 17-year-olds back in the bill and say he was successful, but he only damaged them further.” The question still remains as to what form the bill will ultimately pass.  

https://thepostmillennial.com/woke-activists-oppose-california-bill-making-it-a-felony-to-purchase-sex-from-children-claiming-it-will-harm-lgbtq-community-people-or-color

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Episode 919 – Maybe You Should Still keep Your Hands on the Wheel

Today, we are going to get more into the crazy stuff within the culture. But first, let me prove to you that it is Biden’s policies that should lose him the election, not his senility.

Dumbass of the Day

Meanwhile…

According to Fox News:

The Biden administration recently allowed Iranian citizens to vote in the totalitarian regime’s sham presidential election from makeshift booths in a handful of U.S. hotels, drawing the ire of the terror-sponsoring nation’s critics.

Biden green-lighted Iranian regime voting stations across America for election of the president of the Islamic Republic. The contest on Friday resulted in the victory of Masoud Pezeshkian, a heart surgeon, over the former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili.  Pezeshkian secured secured 53.3% of the vote while Jalili received 44.3%.

Kaveh Shahrooz, an Iranian-Canadian expert on Iran’s regime, urged a “two-front battle” to debunk the myth that Pezeshkian is a reformer and to unite the Iranian opposition against the regime in Tehran.

“But now, with the selection of a ‘reformist’ president, they will revive their lies about the Iranian regime’s capacity for change,” wrote Shahrooz.

The largely symbolic presidential position is controlled by the unelected Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ali Khamenei, who has the final word on domestic and foreign policies. Khamenei selects who can run for president. Hence, Iranians call it a “selection” and not a real election.

Last Friday’s first round of voting saw the lowest participation since the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution established a theocratic state. The Iranian regime’s Interior Ministry said that yesterday’s election produced over 30 million votes. The alleged turnout of 50% in the run-off election was higher than the first round (40%) on June 2, but still low by historical standards. Eyewitness reports and videos showed empty polling stations in Iran.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/outrage-over-biden-allowing-irans-terrorist-sponsoring-regime-hold-voting-u-s

What a Shock

According to KTLA Channel 5 News out of Los Angeles:

San Bernardino County supervisors are asking state officials to declare a statewide state of emergency as insurance companies continue to limit business in the Golden State.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on June 25 to adopt a resolution asking California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature to declare a state of emergency and take action to strengthen and stabilize the state’s insurance marketplace, the San Bernardino Sun reported.

The state of emergency, if declared, would bar insurance providers from dropping current homeowners policies.

The resolution comes as major insurers, including State Farm and Allstate, have decided to limit business in California. Last year, State Farm announced it would stop accepting new insurance applications for all business and personal property in California.

Most recently, the company’s California subsidiary, State Farm General, recently submitted a request to the California Department of Insurance to raise insurance rates for homeowners, condo owners and renters in the Golden State.

Other insurance companies, including Allstate and Farmers Insurance, have announced plans to limit business in the Golden State.

The rapid decrease in insurance companies offering services to California residents has resulted in many new and existing homeowners turning to California’s FAIR plan for coverage. The plan covers basic hazards but is described as a “temporary safety net” since it was never meant to replace insurance coverage companies can offer.

https://ktla.com/news/local-news/san-bernardino-county-supervisors-call-for-emergency-declaration-over-californias-homeowners-insurance

Maybe These Things Aren’t Ready Yet?

According to the New York Post:

An Arizona cop got quite the surprise when he recently pulled over a white Jaguar SUV for an alleged slew of reckless actions near a construction zone — and the car turned out to be a driverless Waymo taxi with no one inside.

Newly released body-cam footage from the Phoenix Police Department shows how the officer chased down the vehicle near Seventh Avenue and Osborn Road on June 19 after it allegedly drove into oncoming traffic, ran a red light and “FREAKED OUT,” according to dispatch records obtained by AZ Central.

The officer’s confusion is audible after he goes up to the driver’s side of the vehicle — which is designed to pull over when it detects emergency lights and sirens — and sees that the car he stopped doesn’t have a driver.

The driver’s window on the car owned by Waymo — which is run by Google’s parent company Alphabet, Inc. — rolls down.

The vehicle’s audio system then connects the officer with a company representative, and the cop informs them of the problem.

“So your car here drove into oncoming lanes of traffic,” the officer informs the company.

The rep responds, “OK, I’ll go ahead and take a look at that right now.”

The cop adds, “Yeah, there’s like a little bit of a construction area, and it went on opposing lanes of traffic, which is real bad.”

Another officer can seen at one point popping by to ask what is going on — and also appears visibly surprised see the car is empty.

He gasps in shock, too, when he learns that the driverless car veered into the oncoming traffic lane.

A Waymo support staffer eventually arrives to assist the first responding cop.

Phoenix officials later humorously noted that the incident ended without further need for action, as the officer was “UNABLE TO ISSUE CITATION TO COMPUTER,” according to the dispatch records.

Waymo said in a statement that the vehicle had “encountered inconsistent construction signage” during the trip, causing it to move into an oncoming lane of traffic.

The car was then “blocked” from moving back into the correct lane for about 30 seconds before the officer pulled it over, the company said.

Phoenix is one of the few cities in the US that allows autonomous vehicles to drive on its roads, with Waymo cleared to operate even in the Arizona capital as of 2024.

https://nypost.com/2024/07/04/us-news/moment-cop-pulls-over-driverless-waymo-car-that-freaked-out/#:~:text=An%20Arizona%20cop%20got%20quite,taxi%20with%20no%20one%20inside.

How Does This Broad Get Elected?

According to Fox News:

A parody social media account named the “Chief Rabbi of Gaza” claimed another victim from the progressive “Squad,” duping Rep. Cori Bush’s, D-Mo., team into boasting about a potential event with the fake rabbi.

Bush’s re-election campaign was considering a possible fundraiser with “Fabbi Linda Goldstein,” a parody X account that posts anti-Israel rhetoric in an attempt to catfish progressives, according to a report from the New York Post.

The parody account reached out to Bush’s team on June 23 with the idea of partnering on a fundraiser, with the account telling the lawmaker’s office that their “congregation was displaced from Gaza after Israel’s invasion on October 7.”

“Also – would [Bush] travel to the Gaza border for the fundraiser? The optics could be incredible,” the account told Ronika Moody, Bush’s finance and engagement director, according to emails reviewed by the Post.

“Cori is interested in hosting in Gaza, and it’s something she has been trying to plan. Unfortunately, we have not been successful with that opportunity as of yet,” Moody responded four days later, asking whether the “theme” of the fundraiser would be Gaza.

Goldstein responded with a suggestion that the fundraiser’s theme could be “the morality” of intifada, according to the report.

“The topics are built around finding a final solution to the problem of Zionism,” Goldstein said in the email, garnering no response from Bush’s team.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fake-rabbi-dupes-another-squad-member

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Episode 917 – More Proof that Pride is a Sin

Pride month is over and it went out with a bang in San Francisco.

Getting rid of Joe Biden seems like it’s an impossibility, so the Democrats are changing course.

And it’s not just senility that is why people don’t want Biden as President. It is also his crappy policies that are going to get him kicked out. I have another one for you.

Just Gross

According to the Post Millennial:

On Sunday, San Francisco Pride’s Fetish Zone featured adults publicly performing sex acts on each other and encouraging attendees to urinate on a man who was lying in a small inflatable pool.

The “Fetish Zone” was home to multiple booths where sex toys and demonstrations of sex acts were being performed on stage and upon walking into the area attendees were encouraged to “use the pool if they needed to urinate”.

Immediately upon walking in, a bearded man laying in a small inflatable pool of urine could be seen being urinated on by multiple attendees.

Other booths featured participants getting spanked, whipped and imitating sex acts on each other, all in public. Sex toys and bondage ropes were also being sold and attendees could participate in “active demonstrations.” 

The “Fetish Zone” was blocked off as a 18+ only portion and there was an ID check, however, the attendee monitoring the area was not checking attendees IDs. Children could be seen walking outside the area mere feet from where this event was taking place.

Videos of the event went viral and sparked outrage. Tenet Media’s Tayler Hansen asked police how these lewd acts were legal. 

“We don’t make the rules,” one officer chimed in, “it’s a pick your battle kind of day,” another officer added. Police who were monitoring the event refused to step in or stop people even when public masturbation and sex acts were taking place. 

And this is not the first time a San Francisco event has sparked outrage over public sex acts or urination. Back in 2023, California State Senator, Scott Weiner made headlines after he praised the Folsom Street Fair, a kink festival applauding the day as “one of the best days of the year in San Francisco.” 

Public nudity was outlawed in San Francisco back in 2012, however, city officials have made an exception for any event, parade or festival held under a city- or government-issued permit. Meaning the acts committed in front of children at SF Pride were only allowed by permission of their local government.

Throughout the two day event multiple adults walked around full naked and sometimes erect, in front of children. Adults took photos holding each other’s genitals and imitating sex acts on each other with even adult attendees visibly shocked and surprised at the open nudity at San Francisco Pride 2024.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/san-francisco-pride-parade-features-public-nudity-around-kids.html
https://thepostmillennial.com/savanah-hernandez-reports-san-francisco-pride-devolves-into-urine-soaked-orgy-in-public-fetish-zone#google_vignette

Dumbasses of the Day

Not Good

The past 36 hours showcased two Joe Bidens: the veteran president rallying voters in a swing state, and an 81-year-old man struggling to string thoughts together in a debate.

Why it matters: The public split screen isn’t new to many inside the White House, where top aides have meticulously stage-managed minutiae such as Biden’s sleep schedule, his orthopedic shoes, his walks to Marine One and his climb aboard Air Force One to try to blunt concerns about his age.

  • Internally, many aides have seen flashes of an absent-minded Biden, but typically brush them off as ordinary brain farts because they usually see him engaged, eight current and former Biden officials told Axios.

But Thursday’s debate has shattered the White House’s efforts to show Biden at his best: a president capable of serving until 2029, when he’d be 86.

Driving the news: In his debate against Donald Trump, Biden often looked lost or slack-jawed, and delivered meandering answers in a hoarse voice.

  • Some campaign aides projected calm Friday and framed the debate as just a bad night that they’d recover from. Other Biden aides, donors and senior Democrats were deeply shaken, as Trump and other crowing Republicans questioned his fitness for office.
  • Beyond the politics of whether Biden can beat Trump again, the aides expressed new worries about whether the president can carry out his duties through another four-year term.

Friday, Biden eased some of those concerns with a full-throated campaign rally, where he found a more comfortable setting with a cheering crowd and a Teleprompter.

  • He also acknowledged he’d done poorly the night before, and cast himself as a survivor who bounces back.
  • “I don’t walk as easy as I used to, I don’t speak as smoothly as I used to, I don’t debate as well as I used to,” he said to roars from the crowd in Raleigh, N.C.
  • “…But I know how to tell the truth. I know right from wrong. And I know how to do this job, I know how to get things done.”

Between the lines: Biden’s miscues and limitations are more familiar inside the White House.

  • The time of day is important as to which of the two Bidens will appear.
  • From 10am to 4pm, Biden is dependably engaged — and many of his public events in front of cameras are held within those hours.
  • Outside of that time range or while traveling abroad, Biden is more likely to have verbal miscues and become fatigued, aides told Axios.
  • Thursday’s 90-minute debate began at 9pm ET.
  • Afterward, CNN’s cameras captured First Lady Jill Biden gingerly helping her husband descend the few stairs by the podium.
  • What they’re saying: White House spokesperson Andrew Bates told Axios that there “is one Joe Biden, who works his heart out fighting for families like the one he grew up in in Scranton, and who, because of his determination, experience and decency, keeps achieving unprecedented results for them.”
  • Zoom in: Some of the close-knit Biden aides who prepped him for the debate told confidantes they were optimistic beforehand, and that he’d done well in their practice sessions.
  • The vast majority of Biden aides agreed the debate was damaging, but disagree on the extent.
  • Having an early debate was meant to make up a polling deficit to Trump rather than fall further behind.
  • But by having it in June, Biden’s team has several months to recover.

https://www.axios.com/2024/06/29/two-bidens-trump-debate-2024-president

This Sick Crap Will Lose Him the Election

According to the Daily Wire:

On April 30, Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services enacted the “Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements,” which require child welfare agencies to place foster children only with families who have committed to “establishing an environment that supports the child’s LGBTQI+ status or identity.” Under the new rules, foster care providers must use a child’s “identified pronouns” and “chosen name,” and allow the child to dress in a way that “reflects [their] self-identified gender identity and expression.” 

The rules also require foster parents to establish “an environment that supports the child’s LGBTQI+ status or identity,” something legal experts warn could be interpreted to mean providing puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or surgical interventions designed to change the child’s sex. 

The Biden Administration’s new rules stand to put further strain on a foster care system that is already struggling to serve more than 600,000 children annually as it would disqualify the families most likely to care for vulnerable kids. The new HHS rule is not scheduled to take effect until 2026, but it follows similar regulations in Oregon, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

Practicing Christians are more than twice as likely to foster or adopt than the general population, with Catholics being three times more likely and evangelicals five times more likely. Further, 65 percent of non-kin foster parents attend religious services weekly.  

Yet a recent Pew poll found these are also the kinds of families least likely to meet the Biden administration’s new demands. Among white evangelicals, only 15 percent agree that a person’s sex can differ from their biology. For black Protestants like those depicted in Sound of Hope, only 36 percent believe gender can change. (Pew did not offer results for non-whites who identify as evangelical.)

https://www.dailywire.com/news/daily-wire-poll-voters-reject-bidens-move-to-require-parents-to-embrace-lgbtq-ideology-to-adopt-foster-children

She’s Still an Idiot

According to the Post Millennial:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that she would be filing articles of impeachment against justices on the US Supreme Court after they sided with Donald Trump in the immunity case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith.   

AOC posted, “The Supreme Court has become consumed by a corruption crisis beyond its control,” after the ruling came down in Trump’s favor 6-3.  

“Today’s ruling represents an assault on American democracy. It is up to Congress to defend our nation from this authoritarian capture. I intend on filing articles of impeachment upon our return,” she added.   

In other spats with more conservative justices on the court, AOC has taken aim at Justice Samuel Alito recently, after his wife said she flew an upside-down flag at their home after an argument with a neighbor. She also called for Justice Clarence Thomas to resign last year. 

Many online slammed AOC for the post about impeachment. Elon Musk also responded with a parody story from Grok, titled, “AOC to Supreme Court: ‘You’re Impeached, You’re Impeached, EVERYBODY’S Impeached!'”

On Monday, the court ruled that those who fill the role of the president have absolute immunity for actions under core constitutional powers. This would also apply to Trump when he was in office, though not for unofficial acts. The opinion of the court was written by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.  

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-threatens-supreme-court-articles-impeachment-over-immunity-ruling?intcmp=tw_fnc
https://thepostmillennial.com/aoc-calls-for-impeachment-of-scotus-justices-over-immunity-ruling?utm_campaign=64466

The Crime Continues

The illegal alien crime wave continues. Here’s a couple of more cases that our justice system is going to have to deal with:

  • The migrant charged with murdering a young woman on her birthday in Syracuse was caught on video carrying her lifeless body — right in front of a passing police cruiser, the harrowing clip shows.
    • Surveillance footage shows the moment murder suspect Jhon Moises Chacaguasay-Ilbis went into the Airbnb with still-alive Joselyn Jhoana Toaquiza, 21, on June 18. Chacaguasay-Ilbis, an Ecuadorian national who entered the US illegally, then leaves the home with a limp Toaquiza draped across his back.
    • He was reported to have entered the US illegally in January 2023, but although initially detained, he was released into the US because there wasn’t any space to hold him.
  • Oved Bernardo Mendoza Argueta, a 37-year-old native of El Salvador, was arrested and charged with capital murder after he opened fire in the fast-food joint in Irving around 3:40 p.m., according to police.
    • Two workers were allegedly shot and killed by an illegal migrant at a Texas Chick-fil-A on Wednesday — in the latest disturbing incident believed to have been committed by an asylum seeker.
    • Two people, one identified as Patricia Portillo, died at the scene from gunshot wounds. The other victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification, a police spokesperson told The Post.
  • An illegal immigrant who was previously deported from the United States allegedly reentered the country and has been charged with sexual battery after he allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old girl in Florida.
    • Jose Chan, a 24-year-old foreign national from Guatemala, was arrested by Florida’s Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The girl reported the alleged attack to family members, who transported her to a nearby hospital.
    • Chan is currently in the Okaloosa County Jail, though Customs and Border Patrol has requested to take him into custody. The suspect was previously deported back to his homeland on February 9th, 2024.

https://nypost.com/2024/07/01/us-news/migrant-charged-in-ny-murder-carried-corpse-right-past-cops/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost&utm_source=twitter
https://nypost.com/2024/06/27/us-news/illegal-migrant-fatally-shoots-2-workers-at-texas-chick-fil-a-police/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=nypost
https://www.dailywire.com/news/illegal-immigrant-who-reentered-u-s-after-deportation-charged-with-sexual-assault-of-14-year-old-girl

Just Dumb

According to the Post Millennial:

Regulators in New Jersey are set to determine whether Donald Trump‘s golf courses in Colts Neck and Bedminster should have their liquor licenses renewed following his guilty conviction on 34 felony counts. The State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has refused to do so, opting instead to issue temporary permits which will last until the hearing, scheduled for July 19 in Trenton.

The former president had turned over management of The Trump Organization, which runs the courses, to his sons Donald and Eric after being sworn in as president on January 2017, however officials in New Jersey argued that because he is still the “sole beneficiary” of the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, the fact that he is now a convicted felon will impact his businesses’ ability to serve alcohol.

According to the Washington Post, the Attorney General’s Office noted that “a review by ABC indicates that Mr. Trump maintains a direct beneficial interest in the three liquor licenses through the receipt of revenues and profits from them, as the sole beneficiary of the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust.”

Under New Jersey law, anyone convicted of a crime involving “moral turpitude” is prohibited from holding a liquor license. During the hearing, the AG’s office explained, Trump “bears the burden of proof to demonstrate by a preponderance of the evidence that they remain qualified to maintain licensure, which includes a review of any beneficiaries of the licenses.” Essentially, Trump must show that the crimes for which he was convicted do not violate the aforementioned rule.

“We believe that a hearing regarding the renewal of our liquor licenses is unwarranted and unjustified,” the Trump Organization said in a statement. “We sincerely hope that this investigation is not political in nature, and given the foregoing, we feel confident that our licenses will remain unaffected. “A third Trump golf course in Pine Hill had its license renewed by the municipality, and is unaffected by the hearing.

https://thepostmillennial.com/new-jersey-to-hold-hearing-on-whether-trump-can-retain-liquor-licenses-at-his-2-golf-courses-after-felony-conviction

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4750468-joe-biden-kamala-harris-gavin-newsom-andy-beshear-gretchen-whitmer

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Episode 918 – It’s Falling Apart

Karen Jean Pierre gets mugged at her daily press conferences. It wouldn’t be so bad if she could do her job.

And why is KJP having such a hard time? Her boss keep swirling down the drain in front of us.

Dumbass of the Day

Screaming at the Clouds

The Lying Continues

According to the Daily Wire:

President Joe Biden‘s doctor met with a neurologist who is reportedly a Parkinson’s disease expert at the White House earlier this year, visitor logs show.

The New York Post first published a story on Saturday about the logs as questions swirl about the commander-in-chief’s health following a fumbling debate performance less than two weeks ago.

Online records show Kevin Cannard, whose LinkedIn page shows him as being a “Movement Disorders specialist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center,” met with White House physician Kevin O’Connor at 5 p.m. ET on January 17.

These same logs show the visit taking place in the Residence Clinic with two other people. According to the Post, Walter Reed cardiologist John Atwood is one of the individuals listed as being in the room. The fourth person has not been identified.

Cannard travelled to the White House at least nine other times for appointments in the past year, stretching as far back as August 25, the visitor logs show. However, the purpose for each visit — including the one with O’Connor in January — is not shown in the records.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/white-house-visitor-logs-show-parkinsons-expert-met-with-bidens-doc?topStoryPosition=1

More Lying

According to the Daily Wire:

Two radio stations confirmed on Saturday that they were given questions by Biden officials ahead of their interviews with President Joe Biden this week as the administration fights for its survival following Biden’s disastrous debate performance last week against former President Donald Trump.

The questions reportedly were drafted by officials at the White House and were then sent to the radio stations by Biden’s presidential campaign.

Andrea Lawful-Sanders, host of “The Source” on WURD in Philadelphia, told CNN that “the questions were sent to me for approval. I approved them.”

“I got several questions, eight of them, and the four that were chosen were the ones that I approved,” she added.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-officials-gave-radio-stations-questions-they-could-ask-biden-during-interviews-they-complied?topStoryPosition=2
https://nypost.com/2024/07/07/us-news/radio-station-parts-ways-with-host-who-revealed-that-biden-campaign-supplied-her-questions/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nypost&utm_source=twitter

No One Thinks This Is a Security Concern?

According to the Daily Wire:

First lady Jill Biden is unleashing fury at those who are trying to force President Joe Biden to quit his re-election campaign following his disastrous debate performance last week against former President Donald Trump.

ABC News host Martha Raddatz said following Biden’s interview with the network on Friday that sources inside the White House have told her that Biden’s “very tight inner circle” is pushing Biden to stay in the race and that he will win as long as he keeps going.

“This of course includes his wife Jill who they said is lashing out at those who want him to get out of the race,” she added.

Biden’s family is now reportedly moving to consolidate power within his campaign and administration as they look to box out those who are leaking to the media and trying to sabotage the president in the days leading up to the party’s convention.

The debate fiasco has opened up a lane for the family to surpass staff and start helping out their father and brother who they love dearly,” a source close to the family told NBC News.

The report said that convicted felon and admitted crack cocaine addict Hunter Biden’s appearance in White House meetings this week is just one example of what is “expected to be a deeper Biden family involvement” in the administration and on the campaign trail moving forward.

Jill and Hunter are said to be the main driving force keeping the president from dropping out of the presidential race.

The Biden family is reportedly in discussions about which advisers they should fire as they look to shake things up and deflect blame over Biden’s recent struggles.

“I believe the family has witnessed blunder after blunder by key staff personnel, and the debate is likely the straw that broke the camel’s back,” the source told NBC News. “Post-debate, the supposed loyal staff, instead of taking responsibility, pointed the finger back at the president and said: ‘His fault.’ I can think of no other singular action that would agitate the Biden family more.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/jill-biden-lashing-out-at-those-trying-to-oust-joe-biden-family-moves-to-take-over-operations?topStoryPosition=3

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Episode 916 – Overall, A Good Week!

The Joe Biden debate fallout continues.

And the Supreme Court hands out some really big decisions.

Finally

According to the Daily Wire:

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Friday that an Oregon city’s law restricting camping on public property does not violate the Constitution’s prohibition against enacting cruel and unusual punishments under the Eighth Amendment. 

Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch said that the courts did not have the right to strike down laws enacted by the city of Grants Pass in response to the homelessness crisis. Gorsuch was joined by Justices Brett Kavanaugh, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and Amy Coney Barrett, with Clarence Thomas writing a concurring opinion. 

The Constitution’s Eighth Amendment serves many important functions, but it does not authorize federal judges to wrest those rights and responsibilities from the American people and in their place dictate this Nation’s homelessness policy,” Gorsuch wrote. 

Previously, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Grants Pass could not enforce its restrictions on sleeping on public property if the number of publicly available beds for the homeless was less than the number of homeless estimated in the area. The city’s laws, including fines of $295 for sleeping on public property, were challenged under the Eighth Amendment on behalf of a group of homeless people in the area. 

Yes, people will disagree over which policy responses are best; they may experiment with one set of approaches only to find later another set works better; they may find certain responses more appropriate for some communities than others,” Gorsuch wrote. “But in our democracy, that is their right. 

Nor can a handful of federal judges begin to ‘match’ the collective wisdom the American people possess in deciding ‘how best to handle’ a pressing social question like homelessness,” he added. 

Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Elena Kagan all dissented. 

Sleep is a biological necessity, not a crime. For some people, sleeping outside is their only option,” Sotomayor wrote. “For people with no access to shelter, that punishes them for being homeless. That is unconscionable and unconstitutional.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/scotus-rules-in-favor-of-oregon-citys-ban-on-homeless-encampments

ThisIs Huge!

According to the Daily Wire:

In a massive decision handed down that will limit the power of unelected agencies in the executive branch to interpret laws that Congress had left ambiguous, and a power Democratic administrations have used to impose additional regulations, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn the 1984 ruling in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council.

It authorized a massive shift in power from Congress and the courts to the president,” Henry Olsen noted of the Chevron decision. “Most of the administrative agencies subject to Chevron are run by presidential appointments. These officials might have subject matter expertise, but their knowledge does not negate the fact that they make inherently political judgments, which the Constitution envisioned would be made by elected legislators.”

Under Chevron, a statutory ambiguity, no matter why it is there, becomes a license authorizing an agency to change positions as much as it likes. Chevron accordingly has undermined the very ‘rule of law’ values that stare decisis exists to secure,” Ed Whelan pointed out.

During Barack Obama’s presidency … courts increasingly relied on Chevron to uphold a slew of new, progressive regulations,” Slate stated in an article titled, “The Supreme Court Is About to Seize Way More Power From Democratic Presidents.”

The case in which the Court overturned the 1984 ruling was Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo. The plaintiffs, who are fishermen, sued Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. A subagency of the Commerce Department, the National Marine Fisheries Service, forced the fishermen to “pay the salaries of the federal inspectors that federal law forces them to carry aboard their boats,” the Heritage Foundation explained, adding that the fishermen claimed there was no law that the National Marine Fisheries Service could cite giving them the right to force them to do so.

The National Fisheries Service cited the Chevron decision, saying that the law’s silence gave the agency its right to speak. As a result, inspectors’ salaries ought to be paid by fishermen.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled for the Fisheries Service. But in the petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court, the plaintiffs asked, “Whether the Court should overrule Chevron or at least clarify that statutory silence concerning controversial powers expressly but narrowly granted elsewhere in the statute does not constitute an ambiguity requiring deference to the agency.”

Under the Chevron doctrine, courts have sometimes been required to defer to ‘permissible agency interpretations of the statutes those agencies administer—even when a reviewing court reads the statute differently,” the Supreme Court stated. “In each case below, the reviewing courts applied Chevron’s framework to resolve in favor of the Government challenges by petitioners to a rule promulgated by the National Marine Fisheries Service pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which incorporates the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).”

The Administrative Procedure Act requires courts to exercise their independent judgment in deciding whether an agency has acted within its statutory authority, and courts may not defer to an agency interpretation of the law simply because a statute is ambiguous; Chevron is overruled,” the Court ruled.

Perhaps most fundamentally, Chevron’s presumption is misguided because agencies have no special competence in resolving statutory ambiguities. Courts do. The Framers anticipated that courts would often confront statutory ambiguities and expected that courts would resolve them by exercising independent legal judgment. Chevron gravely erred in concluding that the inquiry is fundamentally different just because an administrative interpretation is in play. The very point of the traditional tools of statutory construction is to resolve statutory ambiguities. That is no less true when the ambiguity is about the scope of an agency’s own power—perhaps the occasion on which abdication in favor of the agency is least appropriate,” the Court wrote.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/massive-conservative-win-supreme-court-overrules-chevron-deference

Another Just Decision

According to the Daily Wire:

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Justice Department went too far in slapping obstruction charges on hundreds of January 6 defendants.

The court voted 6-3 in favor of defendant Joseph Fischer, a former police officer seeking to dismiss his charge of obstructing an official proceeding, Congress’ certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory.

However, the court ruled that an obstruction charge may be filed if prosecutors are able to prove that a protester was trying to stop the arrival of certificates used to count electoral votes to certify the election results, not just force their way into the Capitol Building.

The decision could have implications for former President Donald Trump, who is also charged with obstruction, although special counsel Jack Smith has argued that Trump’s obstruction of Congress’ certification was much broader than the protesters’ actions.

It could also force prosecutors to reopen at least some of the January 6 cases.

The court determined that the law designating obstruction as a felony was not meant to be interpreted so broadly. The 2002 statute, enacted as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act after the Enron accounting scandal, was only meant to apply in cases involving tampering with physical evidence, the court ruled.

Chief Justice John Roberts penned the opinion for the majority.

He noted that the “breach of the Capitol delayed the certification of the vote” but said the law never intended for these defendants to be sentenced to decades in prison.

Nothing in the text or statutory history suggests that [the law] is designed to impose up to 20 years’ imprisonment on essentially all defendants who commit obstruction of justice in any way and who might be subject to lesser penalties under more specific obstruction statutes,” Roberts wrote.

Later in the article:

A total of 247 January 6 cases could be affected by the court’s ruling in favor of Fischer, but only 52 of those have obstruction as the only felony offense.

A total of 27 defendants are currently in prison with obstruction as their only felony offense.

More than 1,400 people were charged for their actions on January 6.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/supreme-court-rules-doj-overstepped-in-charging-hundreds-of-january-6-defendants-with-obstruction

Can’t Win Them All

According to the Daily Wire:

The day after its decision was “inadvertently and briefly” posted online, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a block on portions of an Idaho abortion law after the Biden administration sued the state, claiming that the pro-life protections violated federal emergency medical treatment laws

The court agreed to uphold a lower court ruling blocking Idaho’s “Defense of Life Act,” according to a decision officially published Thursday. Idaho’s law prohibits all abortions with exceptions if the mother’s life is in danger and punishes those who administer abortions with up to two to five years in prison. 

In the 6-3 decision, the majority declined to rule on the merits of the whole law but wrote that litigation on the law should continue on the lower level while allowing a block on parts of the law to go back into effect. Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the decision to uphold a lower court’s ruling that “will prevent Idaho from enforcing its abortion ban when the termination of a pregnancy is needed to prevent serious harms to a woman’s health.” 

The case revolves around whether the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act, known as EMTALA, conflicts with Idaho’s abortion ban. 

Previously, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said that federal rules requiring emergency medical treatment applied to abortion situations. The Biden administration has argued that federal law would allow doctors to perform abortions in circumstances not allowed by state law. 

Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ketanji Brown Jackson, John Roberts, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh joined Kagan in the majority. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch dissented.  

Alito argued that the court should have ruled on the broader issues of state abortion laws instead of deferring on procedural grounds. 

That question is as ripe for decision as it ever will be,” he wrote in the document. “Apparently, the court has simply lost the will to decide the easy but emotional and highly politicized question that the case presents. That is regrettable.”

Alito added that EMTALA “does not require hospitals to perform abortions in violation of Idaho law.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/leak-confirmed-supreme-court-rules-against-red-state-in-pro-life-case-day-after-decision-inadvertently-posted-online

Two More Cases Against Trump Are Shot

According to Fox News:

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in Trump v. United States that a former president has substantial immunity from prosecution for official acts committed while in office, but not for unofficial acts.

In a 6-3 decision, the Court sent the matter back down to a lower court, as the justices did not apply the ruling to whether or not former President Trump is immune from prosecution regarding actions related to efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The President enjoys no immunity for his unofficial acts, and not everything the President does is official,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority. 

The President is not above the law. But Congress may not criminalize the President’s conduct in carrying out the responsibilities of the Executive Branch under the Constitution. And the system of separated powers designed by the Framers has always demanded an energetic, independent Executive,” he said. 

The President therefore may not be prosecuted for exercising his core constitutional powers, and he is entitled, at a minimum, to a presumptive immunity from prosecution for all his official acts. That immunity applies equally to all occupants of the Oval Office, regardless of politics, policy, or party,” he continued. 

The question stemmed from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s federal election interference case in which he charged Trump with conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and conspiracy against rights. 

Those charges stem from Smith’s months-long investigation into whether Trump was involved in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and any alleged interference in the 2020 election result.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by Justices Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson, dissented, saying the decision “makes a mockery of the principle, foundational to our Constitution and system of Government, that no man is above the law.”

Relying on little more than its own misguided wisdom about the need for ‘bold and unhesitating action’ by the President … the Court gives former President Trump all the immunity he asked for and more. Because our Constitution does not shield a former President from answering for criminal and treasonous acts, I dissent,” she said. 

President Trump had a comment:

“I have been harassed by the Democrat Party, Joe Biden, Obama and their thugs, fascists and communists for years, and now the courts have spoken.

This is a big win for our Constitution and for democracy. Now I am free to campaign like anyone else. We are leading in every poll—by a lot—and we will make America great again.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-immunity-case-supreme-court-rules-ex-presidents-substantial-protection-prosecution

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Episode 915 – Kicking the Ball Down the Road

Jamaal Bowman has proved himself to be a classless, stupid human being after getting his ass kicked in his primary.

The Supreme Court kicks the ball down the road.

And AOC’s policies are coming to life. Maybe we shouldn’t have laughed at her idiocy 7 years ago.

Dumbass of the Day

All Class

Much Ado About Nothing

According to the Daily Wire:

The GOP-led House voted on Wednesday to defund Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a Biden administration official who was impeached by the lower chamber earlier this year in a rebuke of his handling of the border crisis.

A group of 193 Republican lawmakers voted to pass the amendment that Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) sponsored for appropriations legislation that aims to provide tens of billions of dollars to the Homeland Security Department (DHS) in the next fiscal year.

All voting Democrats, 172 of them, and one Republican opposed the measure. Seventy-two members, including 28 Republicans and 44 Democrats, did not cast a vote on the amendment when it was brought to the House floor.

“The House just passed my amendment to defund the office of the DHS Secretary,” Biggs said in a post to X. “Alejandro Mayorkas — who was impeached earlier this year — doesn’t deserve a single penny from American taxpayers.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/house-votes-to-defund-mayorkas

Maybe AOC Wasn’t Crazy?

According to U.S. News:

Denmark is poised to become the first country to tax farmers for the greenhouse gas emissions from their livestock in an effort to combat climate change by targeting one of its top sources – methane.

The proposed carbon tax – which still needs to be approved by the Danish parliament, according to The Associated Press – would go into effect in 2030, when Denmark aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% compared to 1990 levels. The U.N. Environment Program says methane is the second-biggest contributor to global warming, and the gas is released in part by farts and belches from livestock such as cows and pigs.

The proposal announced this week is the result of negotiations among the parties of Denmark’s “Green tripartite,” a coalition that includes, for example, government ministers and representatives from industries such as agriculture and conservation.

“The agreement will make Denmark an international leading country for future green land management,” Henrik Dam Kristensen, chairman of the coalition, said in a translated statement. “We can all be proud of that.”

Here are the important things to know about the interesting proposal by the Scandinavian country.

The carbon tax will amount to 300 kroner (or $43, per AP calculations) per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent starting in 2030, which will increase to 750 kroner ($108) by 2035. The effective tax, though, will be 120 kroner (about $17) starting in 2030 because of an accompanying 60% income tax deduction, according to the AP and a translated news release published by the country’s economic ministry.

Additionally, the Danish government said proceeds from the tax will be returned “to support the green transition of the industry” in 2030 and 2031. The handling of the proceeds will then be revisited in 2032.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2024-06-26/explainer-denmarks-proposed-tax-on-flatulent-livestock

A Big Loss

According to Reason:

In today’s ruling in Murthy v. Missouri, the Supreme Court dismissed claims that various federal agencies violated the First Amendment by pressuring social media firms to restrict posts, on the grounds that the plaintiffs lacked standing to file a lawsuit. Because the Court didn’t reach the merits, it didn’t make any ruling on the substance of First Amendment free speech doctrine. It certainly did not rule that what the government did here was legal. But the restrictive approach to standing adopted by the majority might make it very difficult for victims of indirect government coercion to get their free speech claims into court.

The plaintiffs in this case are people who allege that federal agencies (particularly the White House, the Surgeon General, and the CDC) pressured social media firms like Facebook and Twitter to bar posts about the Covid pandemic, vaccines, and some other issues, which the agencies regarded as harmful “misinformation.” The plaintiffs argue some of their posts were taken down or barred as a result. The lower courts ruled in favor of the plaintiffs on some of their claims, because they found extensive evidence that federal agencies did not just engage in persuasive “jawboning,” but threatened the social media firms with coercion, if they refused to comply. As the Fifth Circuit decision in the case put it:

On multiple occasions, the officials coerced the platforms into direct action via urgent, uncompromising demands to moderate content….

And, more importantly, the officials threatened—both expressly and implicitly—to retaliate against inaction. Officials threw out the prospect of legal reforms and enforcement actions while subtly insinuating it would be in the platforms’ best interests to comply. As one official put it, “removing bad information” is “one of the easy, low-bar things you guys [can] do to make people like me”—that is, White House officials—”think you’re taking action.”

The Supreme Court, however, ruled that the resulting restrictions on posting did not create an injury caused by government action and redressable by judicial action, sufficient for standing, because 1) the plaintiffs did not have sufficient proof that the social media firms’ content restrictions were a result of government pressure, as opposed to the firms’ own independent judgment, and 2) they were seeking “forward-looking” relief in the form of an injunction against future government pressure on social media firms, but they didn’t have evidence of “an ongoing pressure campaign,” as opposed to one that was largely ended in 2022.

Fox News Jonathan Turley, a free speech absolutist hit it on the head:

.https://reason.com/volokh/2024/06/26/the-supreme-courts-dangerous-standing-ruling-in-murthy-v-missouri/

Of Course It’s Someone Else’s Fault

According to the Daily Wire:

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) blamed the political Right for the failures of his state during the 2024 State of the State address that critics said sounded like a campaign launch event.

In his 28-minute speech, Newsom claimed that right-wing forces were “threatening the very foundation of California’s success” and that California’s culture was “the antidote to the poisonous populism of the Right, and to the fear and anxiety that so many people are feeling today.”

“The California way of life we recognize is under attack,” he claimed. “For conservatives and delusional California bashers, their success depends on our failure. They want to impeach the very things that have made us successful, as a tactic to turn America toward a darker future. They do so in the name of ‘liberty’ and ‘freedom.’ They want to roll back social progress, social justice, racial justice, economic justice, clean air, clean water, and basic fundamental fairness. They would cleave America from the principles of freedom and the rule of law. And in the process, throw our economy and, in many respects, society as we’ve known it, into chaos.”

Newsom’s claims are not tethered to reality in any meaningful way as they ignore basic realities, like the fact that more people have been leaving California than any other state in the country. Newsom also has recklessly spent the state’s resources and is now running a massive multibillion-dollar budget deficit every year.

He claimed that California has led the way with dealing with President Joe Biden’s border crisis, a false claim that reporters have called him out on in the past.

Newsom claimed that California was leading the way with fixing “America’s homelessness problem,” even though his state has by far the largest homeless population in the country.

He claimed that “wall-to-wall right-wing media coverage” about the crime epidemic in his state was completely false and that his state was safer than Florida, which is false.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/newsom-blames-conservatives-and-delusional-california-bashers-for-his-states-failures

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Episode 914 – Those Darn Racist Cows!

I’m going to make an argument that, maybe, inflation has its benefits.

NASA releases its results on how earthlings would respond to an asteroid strike.

And everything is racist.

Dumbass of the Day

Not Really a Tragedy

Another business is being killed by inflation.

According to the New York Post:

Hooters abruptly closed dozens of “underperforming stores” – the latest chain to shutter restaurants as inflation batters US consumers

The famed chicken wings brand, known for its skimpy uniforms, cited “pressure from current market conditions” for its decision to close an unspecified number of stores.

“Like many restaurants under pressure from current market conditions, Hooters has made the difficult decision” to close select locations, a spokesperson told The Post on Monday.

Roughly 40 of the 300 restaurants worldwide were shut, including in Florida, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. 

Later in the article:

Hooters’ closures come as other popular chains close their doors. 

Seafood chain Red Lobster shuttered 93 locations last month before filing for bankruptcy, while Applebee’s, TGI Fridays, Boston Market and California Pizza Kitchen also recently closed restaurants. 

Cracker Barrel’s CEO recently admitted the chain is “just not as relevant” as it used to be as its stock has been in freefall.

Overall, restaurant spending has slowed amid high dining costs, falling in four of the past six months, according to Census data as reported by NBC.  

Maybe inflation ain’t that bad. Hooters sucks and should have closed ages ago.

https://nypost.com/2024/06/24/business/hooters-abruptly-shuts-dozens-of-underperforming-stores-as-inflation-hammers-diners/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=nypost

I Wonder How That’s Going to Go

According to the New York Post:

What if a never-before-seen asteroid barreling in our direction was likely to strike Earth?

That’s the hypothetical scenario NASA astronomers tested with a recent simulation in which officials attempted to plan for an asteroid that had a 72% chance of hitting Earth in just 14 years.

After the theoretical timeline was posed to a group of nearly 100 government representatives in April, NASA found that the best plan they made to counter the horrifying doomsday scenario had several “high-level gaps,” according to their presentation.

“The uncertainties in these initial conditions for the exercise allowed participants to consider a particularly challenging set of circumstances,” Lindley Johnson, planetary defense officer emeritus at NASA Headquarters in Washington, said in a news release.

“A large asteroid impact is potentially the only natural disaster humanity has the technology to predict years in advance and take action to prevent.”

In the exercise, asteroid sizes ranged from 60 to 800 meters, with the most likely size to occur being between 100 and 320 meters.

To complicate the scenario, scientists said the looming asteroid then passed behind the Sun, making it impossible to observe from Earth for at least seven months.

The experiment was the first to use data from NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission, the first technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid impacts.

NASA notes in their release that applying this technology to an actual threat would require “many years of advance planning,” however the test stood as a way for the agency to measure readiness for a potential threat of an asteroid.

“These outcomes will help to shape future exercises and studies to ensure NASA and other government agencies continue improving planetary defense preparedness,” said Johnson.

https://nypost.com/2024/06/25/us-news/nasa-predicts-asteroid-has-72-chance-of-hitting-earth-in-14-years/?utm_campaign=nypost&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Of Course It’s Racist

According to the Daily Mail:

A taxpayer-funded project is set to research connections between milk and colonialism, it was revealed yesterday.

Academics at an Oxford museum will research the ‘political nature’ of milk and its ‘colonial legacies’.

One of the experts involved has previously argued that milk is a ‘Northern European obsession’ that has been imposed on other parts of the world.

Dr Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp said the assumption that milk was a key part of the human diet ‘may be understood as a white supremacist one’, as many populations outside Europe and North America have high levels of lactose intolerance in adulthood.

The new project, ‘Milking it: colonialism, heritage & everyday engagement with dairy’, has won funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The council itself is funded by the Government through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and awards around £110million to researchers at universities and independent organisations.

The milk project will be based at the History of Science Museum in Oxford, which announced it had received funding. The size of the grant has not yet been revealed.

The museum said: ‘By focusing on communities intersecting industry, aid and government regulation, the project aims to centre on heritage as a vital framework for understanding how colonial legacies influence contemporary issues and affect people’s lives.

‘Through milk diaries, archival research and participatory podcasting, it will investigate historical engagement with milk, building networks with consumers and producers in Britain and Kenya.

‘The project will question both the imagined and real aspects of milk, revealing the intimate and political nature of this everyday substance.’

Dr Zetterstrom-Sharp, a University College London associate professor at the Institute of Archaeology, and Dr JC Niala, head of research at the History of Science Museum.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13560881/Now-experts-asking-milk-racist-tax-payer-funded-research-project-connections-milk-colonialism.html

It Always Comes Down to the Greenbacks

According to Al Jazeera:

Skye Murphy, who is 22 years old, has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 14. In the past month, she learned that there would be a 30-to-60-day delay in receiving her medication Humalog, an insulin drug made by Eli Lilly.

While announcing a shortage in March, Eli Lilly said several key insulin medications would be out of stock for several weeks, which, as reported by CNN, was because of a “brief delay in manufacturing”. The company has since scrubbed details on the shortage from the news release.

More than 38.4 million people in the United States have diabetes and rely on insulin for their survival. In context, that is more than the population of Tokyo, one of the world’s most populous cities.

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is one of three pharmaceutical companies that control the global insulin market. It competes with France’s Sanofi and Denmark’s Novo Nordisk. But Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly are of particular note. The two companies control 75 percent of the global market – and both have insulin shortages impacting people who rely on the medication.

Later in the article, we find out one of the reasons why insulin production has dropped:

Over the last year, the White House touted its plan to cap insulin costs for consumers at $35. US President Joe Biden showcased the efforts in his recent State of the Union Address. Thanks to cooperation with several pharmaceutical giants including Eli Lilly, Sanofi and Novo Nordisk, prices tumbled.

Prices dropped by 70 percent for Eli Lilly, 75 percent for Novo Nordisk, and 78 percent for Sanofi.

But even as the price cap kicked in, a new study from Yale University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that pharmaceutical giants have been charging significantly more than it costs to produce the drug.

But there’s more:

Novo Nordisk is now focusing on another set of medications called GLP-1 receptors, which regulate the gut hormone that affects hunger. The market for these is more lucrative. GLP-1 receptors are also intended for diabetes, but are now used more widely as a weight-loss medication – semaglutide, more commonly known as Wegovy or Ozempic.

Other pharmaceutical companies are also trying to make gains on Novo Nordisk’s GLP-1 receptors, including Eli Lilly, which, too, has an insulin shortage even as it is ramping up production of Zepbound and Mounjaro, Novo’s GLP-1 competitors.

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2024/5/2/what-is-behind-the-insulin-shortage-in-the-us

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Episode 913 – It’s Always the Fault of the Far Right

I have another example of Democrats not taking responsibilities for their own actions.

We haven’t talked about it but states are still virtue signaling on behalf of Juneteenth.

And blacks are really mad at white again concerning how we celebrate Juneteenth.

Dumbass of the Day

The Oakland mayor has been under intense scrutiny in recent months for the city’s crime rates and the departure of the Oakland A’s baseball team. She will face a recall vote in November after her detractors collected enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Apparently, she’s now under investigation by Biden’s Justice Department for some type of corruption. It makes me laugh when these people blame the far right

Though what they are investigating is unclear, her family is very wealthy, donates to her campaign. The houses of other family member have been raided.

A Virtue Signal

According to the Washington Examiner:

Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) is using this Juneteenth holiday to seek out criminal justice reform. The governor issued an executive order to create a new clemency program, which will allow some young and nonviolent offenders, along with domestic violence victims and others, to apply to leave prison early.

The program aims to address mass incarceration, racial injustice, and parole rules that make it difficult for people to get a new start when they leave prison, supporters said. A clemency board will review petitions and make recommendations to Murphy.

“As we celebrate Juneteenth and reflect on our nation’s ongoing journey toward racial justice for Black and Brown Americans, I am proud to sign this Executive Order to help address inequities and unfairness in our system of justice in New Jersey,” Murphy said in a statement.

“This new clemency initiative is a cornerstone of our Administration’s efforts to make New Jersey the State of Second Chances. Today, we pledge to take a responsible and equity-driven approach to pardons and commutations that will prioritize the most compelling cases,” the Democratic governor added.

Lt. Gov. Tahesha Way, who is black, also weighed in.

“In the spirit of Juneteenth, today we take another step forward in the ongoing struggle for racial justice in America,” Way said. “Too many people have been failed by our criminal justice system. The signing of this Executive Order provides second chances for our society and those who receive clemency. I am proud to see our state build upon our efforts for a progressive criminal justice system that truly ensures justice for all.”

State Democrats and civil rights organizations lauded Murphy’s decision, while state Republicans stayed largely silent.

“Clemency is about more than mercy — it can be a tool to end mass incarceration,” American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Executive Director Amol Sinha said. “We built The Clemency Project to ensure we don’t leave any stone unturned in the pursuit of justice. I am grateful to Governor Murphy for embracing categorical clemency as a way to address injustices in the criminal legal system. We look forward to seeing the Governor fully exercise his executive power by pardoning and commuting the sentences of scores of people before the end of his term, demonstrating that New Jersey prioritizes people over punishment.”

.https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/state/3052167/phil-murphy-touts-creation-clemency-program-juneteenth/

That’s Why There is a Juneteenth

According to the Washington Examiner:

Juneteenth is supposed to be a joyous occasion that is set aside as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of the institution of slavery in the United States — even though slavery did not truly end in the United States for another six months in December 1865, making it odd to have a day to celebrate the end of slavery when slavery was not ended.

The holiday was promoted as the work of a racial reckoning and an achievement of racial equality. Yet, in 2024, racial animus still exists as some black people on social media have expressed anger that white people are off of work for Juneteenth. 

The holiday’s name is derived from the lexical blend of “June” and “nineteenth.” It marks the anniversary of Union General Gordon Granger’s issuance of General Order No. 3 upon arriving in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. This Order notified the residents of Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves in the state. 

Despite this happening in 1865, it became a federal holiday after the George Floyd riots in 2020. There isn’t any connection between Floyd, the Civil War, and the Emancipation Proclamation; however, white Democrats wanted to pander to black people in the aftermath of the race riots and a time of tense racial strife.  

But hostility and animosity still exist even after making Juneteenth a federal holiday. And many are actually mad that white people have off for Juneteenth, implying a lingering resentment against white people. Consider this social media post on X by actor D.L. Hughley.

“Juneteenth is [a] Federal holiday!” Hughley wrote. “That means there will be more white people who get the day off, on a day that commemorates the end of slavery than people who are the actual descendants of slaves!!”

.https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3051197/some-black-people-on-social-media-are-mad-that-white-people-have-off-for-juneteenth/

Such a Feminist Term

According to the Fox News:

A cancer charity suggested people might like to use the trans-friendly term “front hole” instead of “cervix” in a post advocating for LGBTQ individuals to get cervical cancer screenings.  

The Canadian Cancer Society outlined cervical screening suggestions for a “trans man” or “non-binary person assigned female at birth” and under the page’s “words matter” section, the group explained the use of the term “front hole.”

“We recognize that many trans men and non-binary people may have mixed feelings about or feel distanced from words like ‘cervix,’” the page said. “You may prefer other words, such as ‘front hole.’” 

The organization also said it recognizes the “limitations of the words” used while also “acknowledging the need for simplicity.” 

“Another reason we use words like ‘cervix’ is to normalize the reality that men can have these body parts too,” the organization wrote. 

The Canadian Cancer Society explained that anyone with a cervix, “regardless of gender or sexual orientation,” should get regular cervical cancer screenings or pap smears by the age of 25 and suggested individuals get screened every three years, regardless of whether they are taking testosterone or not. 

“It’s important to tell your healthcare provider if you are taking testosterone because this can cause changes to cervical tissue that can affect your test results,” the organization wrote. 

https://www.foxnews.com/media/cancer-charity-suggests-use-trans-friendly-term-front-hole-instead-cervix?intcmp=tw_fnc

This Is Where We Are Heading

According to The Publica:

A 20-year-old woman in Hamburg, Germany, has been sent to prison after making “hateful” remarks towards a migrant who was involved in the gang rape of a child. The woman is just one of 140 people being investigated for making “harmful comments” towards the rapists.

The horrific assault took place in 2020, and involved multiple groups of migrant men independently attacking a 14-year-old girl in Hamburg’s Stadtpark over the course of one night. The park had become a popular hang-out spot for youth during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and the girl had been there drinking with her friends. But they became scattered after police swept the park and broke up groups while enforcing social distancing measures.

Confused and alone, the girl was defenseless against the first mob of four predators.

The men took turns on the girl, repeatedly raping her over an extended period of time. They robbed her of her wallet and cellphone before leaving her. Traumatized and disoriented from the first attack, and having no method of calling for help, the girl was assaulted a second time by two more men who took advantage of her vulnerable state.

Disturbingly, her assailants had begun inviting other men to rape her via their chat groups, gleefully sharing the news that there was an isolated teenage girl in the dark park with no potential witnesses.

The child was attacked a third time by a single man, and then a fourth time by three more men, who dragged her into a bush and sexually assaulted her.

Finally, the child managed to break away and ran, though pursued by her rapists. Eventually, she came across people who recognized her traumatized state and immediately called the police.

A total of 11 men were initially charged, but two were acquitted quickly due to a lack of DNA evidence. The sperm of nine of the men, however, had been successfully recovered from the girl’s body.

So you can imagine, this is brutal.

However, despite DNA and WhatsApp evidence, eight of the nine men convicted walked free with probation and spent no time in prison at all. The ninth was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison without parole.

The case caused outrage in Germany, both for the brutality of the rape itself and the lenient sentences given to the rapists. As a result, one of the men had his identity and phone number circulated on Snapchat by furious sleuths.

Angered by the news of the case, a 20-year-old woman from Hamburg messaged the number through WhatsApp. The unnamed woman called him a “dishonorable rapist pig” and a “disgusting miscarriage.” She added: “Aren’t you ashamed when you look in the mirror?”

The targeted rapist then reported the woman to police, and she was charged with sending him insulting messages.

The woman has now been convicted and sentenced to a weekend in prison for her remarks — meaning that she will have spent more time in jail than 8 of the 9 rapists. In court, the woman apologized for her remarks, saying she acted out of a “reflex” upon hearing the sickening details of the case.

Some things:

  • Whenever you hear about our justice system being bad, remember this story. It is the norm not the aberration.
  • Remember what a country is like without free speech. Remember, free speech is not that common in the world.
  • Germany is having the same problem with undocumented immigrants (mostly Middle Eastern). France and England are also having issues.

.https://www.thepublica.com/germany-woman-convicted-of-offending-migrant-gang-rapists-receives-longer-prison-sentence-than-the-rapists/

.https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2024/06/dobbs-abortion-roe-trump-biden-campaign-kamala-harris/

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Episode 912 – The Warning is Out There

Israel has a plan when it comes to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. If you think the riots are bad now, wait until Israel executes its plans against Hezbollah.

The man who is trying to save Democracy sure likes to break the law.

And baseball loses one of the greats.

Some News

Here is some sad news:

  • Donald Sutherland has dies at the age of 88.
  • MMA star and Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor, Taylor Wily has died at 56.
  • Baseball legend Willie Mays has died at 93.
  • We will not be hearing much from Joe Biden this week. He’s at Camp David getting shot up with amphetamines and prepping for his debate against Donald Trump on Thursday.
  • Keeping up with all the great things illegal aliens, Ignacio Cruz-Mendoza, a 47-year-old Mexican national, was accused last week of crashing a semi-truck that caused the death of one person and caused another person serious injury.
    • ICE said on Monday that the man had either been deported to or voluntarily returned to Mexico at least 16 times in the past, Denver7 reported.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-hunger-games-star-donald-sutherland-dead-at-88
https://www.dailywire.com/news/baseball-legend-willie-may-passes-away-at-93
https://www.dailywire.com/news/taylor-wily-hawaii-five-0-and-forgetting-sarah-marshall-star-dead-at-56
https://www.dailywire.com/news/illegal-immigrant-charged-over-fatal-colorado-crash-had-faced-deportation-over-a-dozen-times

Dumbass of the Day

The Warning is Out There

According to the Daily Wire:

Israel approved plans for an offensive military campaign against the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon as it begins to look to the next phase of its war against Islamic terrorism following the October 7 massacre.

Hezbollah released a video this week that they claimed showed that the group had new, advanced military capabilities — in this case, they figured out how to put a camera on a drone and fly it over Israel.

The leader of Hezbollah, Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, claimed that the terror group had “new weapons” in its arsenal.

“But I won’t say what they are,” he claimed. “When the decision is made, they will be seen on the front lines.”

He also said that if Israel launches an offensive campaign against the group, it will target the European nation of Cyprus for helping Israel and that it will “deliberately target” everything inside Israel.

Hezbollah has already fired more than 5,000 rockets, missiles, and drones at Israel since Hamas’ October 7 massacre more than eight months ago. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have been forced out of their homes in northern Israel because of the continued terror attacks from Hezbollah.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said this week that it had approved plans for an offensive campaign in Lebanon to take out Hezbollah.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/israel-approves-offensive-campaign-against-hezbollah-warns-it-will-wipe-out-iranian-backed-terror-group

This is Illegal

According to the Daily Wire:

The White House’s order for federal agencies to install thousands of signs along the nation’s highways praising Joe Biden has one Republican senator pressing the administration for more information on what she says is “public financing for the president’s own campaign.”

The Executive Office of the President’s Office of Management and Budget wrote in February 2023 that “Federal awarding agencies are strongly encouraged” to make it a requirement of each grant that the recipient, such as a local government, put up signs based on the “Official Investing in American Emblem Style Guide,” which prescribes signs that say “Project Funded By President Joe Biden’s [Insert Name of Law].”

“The Administration believes that clear and prominent signage on projects is one of several ways to inform taxpayers about how Federal funds from these laws are being spent and advance the goals of accountability and transparency of Federal spending,” it said.

The signs credit Biden for acts passed by Congress, and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) says they amount to using taxpayer money for campaign signs before the November election. She wrote in a Thursday letter to the Office of Management and Budget that it’s absurd to pay for campaign signs with taxpayer money.

“Political campaign signs are not infrastructure. They do nothing to improve our roads or bridges and it’s obvious their real intent is only to pave the way for Biden’s re-election,” she wrote to OMB Director Shalanda D. Young.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-ordered-fed-agencies-to-install-nationwide-signage-praising-him-before-election

This is a Good Thing

According to the Washington Examiner:

Louisiana becomes first state to require Ten Commandments be displayed in classrooms.

Under this legislation, all classrooms from kindergarten to state-funded universities are required to have a poster-sized display of the Ten Commandments in classrooms by the start of 2025. 

These posters will also have a four-paragraph “context statement” describing how the Ten Commandments “were a prominent part of American public education for almost three centuries.”

Despite the bill not securing final approval from Landry, the period for gubernatorial action on whether to sign or veto the legislation has passed.

The posters would be funded via donations rather than state funds, according to the legislation.

While not mandatory, the law also “authorizes” the display of the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, and the Northwest Ordinance in K-12 public schools.

Proponents argue this measure is not solely religious, but rather it also has historical significance because these are “foundational documents of our state and national government.”

However, opponents question the law’s constitutionality.

Given the threat of legal disputes, states such as TexasOklahoma, and Utah, which have proposed similar bills, have failed to enact them into law.

In 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court declared a similar Kentucky law unconstitutional, ruling it violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which says Congress can “make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” It was determined the law lacked a secular purpose and served solely religious interests.

.https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3052186/louisiana-becomes-first-state-to-require-ten-commandments-be-displayed-in-classrooms/

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Episode 911- We’ve Done That Before!

It’s summer. That means climate change is back.

More trans violence has happened and will be ignored by the media.

And Montgomery County, Maryland comes up with a really dumb idea to solve the crime crisis.

Dumbasses of the Day

Are You Seeing the Pattern Yet

According to the New York Post:

A transgender woman allegedly gunned down her parents inside their Utah home Tuesday night, according to police and reports.

Mia Bailey — whom police said wears wigs and changes her appearance frequently — was cornered and arrested Wednesday after an extensive manhunt that spanned several hours.

Cops warned she was to be considered “armed and dangerous” while she was still on the loose.

“We have some good news,” Officer Tiffany Mitchell with the St. George Police Department announced on Facebook.

“We have the suspect in custody. Everyone is safe. No one else was injured.”

Bailey, 28, was immediately identified as the primary suspect after gunfire erupted around 7 p.m. in a home in Washington in southwest Utah near the Arizona border.

The bodies of a woman and man, both suffering gunshot wounds, were found in the living room, according to Washington City Police.

Although police did not make clear the relationship between the deceased and Bailey, records show that Bailey shared the home where the slaughter occurred with a Joseph and Gail Bailey, ages 70 and 69.

Gail’s brother took to social media to confirm that the pair’s killer was their child.

“My sister Gail and her husband Blue Bailey were shot dead tonight. I’m numb,” he wrote in a post seen by the Daily Mail.

“Their own son killed them. My poor mother has lost 3 of her 5 children. You always think it only happens to someone else. Give your brother or sister a call. Stay in touch.”

Few details about the killings — including a motive — have been revealed.

https://nypost.com/2024/06/19/us-news/trans-woman-kills-parents-in-utah-double-murder-police/?utm_campaign=nypost&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Here is the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Of Course They Did

According to the Washington Examiner:

The Secret Service destroyed a film showing the Biden family dog, Commander, attacking an agent at the White House.

According to an email obtained by the Daily Mail through a Freedom of Information Act request, Commander was seen running at high speed toward a Secret Service agent in the East Wing’s Kennedy Garden, biting him hard enough to require stitches. The bite drew a serious amount of blood from the agent, requiring the White House to stop tours to clean it up.

“East Wing Tours were stopped for approximately 20 minutes due to blood from the incident being on the floors in the area of the Booksellers,” the message said.

FOIA Officer Kevin Tyrrell told the news outlet that the file was destroyed as part of standard Secret Service procedure.

“Due to Secret Service retention standards, the above mentioned file(s) has been destroyed,” he said.

The attack was the worst of about two dozen between October 2022 and July 2023, finally requiring Commander to be expelled from the White House.

Shortly before the attack, a Secret Service official warned others that Commander was “being left off leash.”

“Just for situational awareness. It seems that we’re back to the K9 being let off leash to roam the grounds freely,” the person wrote. “Tonight we had the team on the roadway for the evening sweep when [redacted] brought the dog out. K9 ran directly south and bounced between us techs.”

“Though no one was bitten it’s just a matter of time before it happens,” the official added.

Two things about this:

  • It shows that Joe Biden doesn’t give a damn about anyone but himself. This dog has attacked over 30 times.
  • I wonder, would those videos disappear if Trump’s dog attacked?

.https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/3049759/secret-service-destroyed-film-commander-attacking-agent-white-house/

What About Our Vets?

We sure are going out of our way to help out illegal aliens, homeless people and drug addicts in blue cities.

  • The San Diego Housing Commission is under fire over plans to purchase and convert three hotels into housing for the homeless that comes with a price tag of $400,000 per room.
    • Critics of the plan argue its a waste of taxpayer money that fails to address the root causes of homelessness.
    • The commission last week voted unanimously to move forward with the proposal to buy three Extended Stay America Hotels with 412 apartment-style units for $157.8 million, or roughly $383,192 per unit, according to local reports.
  • A building once meant to house Brooklyn’s “hippest” hotel has since been converted into an emergency shelter, The Post has learned.
    • The city awarded a more than $7 million contract to a non-profit organization to run a “city sanctuary facility for homeless families with children” at 535 Van Buren Street — the same address as Artel 535, which touted itself as “Brooklyn’s Hippest Hotel” online.
    • But it doesn’t appear the planned hipster haven ever opened, and the building — on the border of Bed-Stuyvesant and Bushwick — is now serving as a shelter for migrants, run by the Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs under a $7,659,662 contract.
    • More than 60,000 migrants have arrived in the Big Apple since spring 2022, with more than 37,000 housed in city-run or city-funded shelters and facilities, according to city officials.
    • More than 60,000 migrants have arrived in the Big Apple since spring 2022, with more than 37,000 housed in city-run or city-funded shelters and facilities, according to city officials.
    • Much of the city’s hotel space — with the exception of the most touristy spots in Manhattan — is being reserved for migrants.
  • A grand opening ceremony was held Wednesday for a high-rise building in downtown Los Angeles that will house homeless individuals.
    • There are 278 units in the 19-story development known as the Weingart Tower. It’s intended to help people currently without shelter on Skid Row and it will be L.A.’s largest permanent support housing project.
    • The building will have an entire floor of offices for case workers, in addition to a list of impressive amenities: a gym, art room, music room, computer room and library. Residents will enjoy six common balconies and a café.
    • It’s considered affordable housing, but the cost to build this type of project still adds up. Each unit costs nearly $600,000 and it’s being funded by taxpayers or
    • The $165 million project is receiving permanent financing from Proposition HHH, which voters overwhelmingly passed in 2016. The new tower is also receiving state housing funds and $56 million in state tax credits.
  • While San Diego and other California cities attempt to grapple with the crisis, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last month that he plans to spend $30 million to build 1,200 tiny homes to shelter a tiny fraction of the roughly 170,000 people homeless in the Golden State.
    • Since taking office in 2019, Newsom has signed off on more than $22.3 billion in new spending on housing and homelessness programs — but critics like Desmond have yet to see any results for all the money the city and state keeps spending.

https://nypost.com/2023/04/28/san-diego-blasted-for-157m-plan-to-buy-3-hotels-to-house-homeless/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=nypost&utm_medium=social
https://nypost.com/2023/05/07/new-cool-brooklyn-hipster-hotel-turned-into-migrants-shelter/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=nypost

https://abc7.com/post/new-downtown-los-angeles-high-rise-building-house/14975022/

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