Episode 866 – Well, That Didn’t Go Well!

Robert Hur is thrown in front of Congress to talk about Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. It doesn’t go well for Democrats.

TikTok may be on its last legs.

And the United States might have let in the wrong illegal alien. Let’s talk about it.

Some Big News

Some news:

  • Donald Trump clenches the Republican nomination yesterday.
  • A Fulton County judge has quashed six counts in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants. 
  • The House of Representatives has passed a bill that could pave the way for TikTok to be banned in U.S. app stores. 
    • The bill, led by House China select committee Chair Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and ranking member Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., would block TikTok in the U.S. if its parent company, Bytedance, does not divest from it within 165 days of passage. It would also require it to be bought by a country that is not a U.S. adversary.
  • Robert Hur, the special counsel investigating Joe Biden having classified was answering question in front of the the House.
    • Everything he said was in his report. There was nothing new.
      • Joe Biden illegally had classified data.
      • He shared the data with unclassified people.
      • He lied about it to him and the FBI.
      • He’s too old and senile to be charged and go through a criminal case.

One of the things I loved is how the Democrats said this “exonerated” Joe Biden. It didn’t. In fact, this hearing made Biden look worse because Robert Hur had to make it clear Joe Biden DID lie and is NOT EXONERRATED.

In one of the more entertaining interaction, Primyla Jayapal is trying to push Old Joe was exonerated and Robert Hur says no, he wasn’t. She then just ignores him and talks over him.

This is a bad look for Democrats.


It Just Keeps Getting Better

Other crimes this week:

  • Three undocumented immigrants from Guatemala are accused of forcing a woman into a vehicle and sexually battering her at two locations just west of Lake Worth Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.
  • A man accused of killing a young couple after speeding through a stop sign in Dallas over the weekend bonded out of jail. Just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dallas police reported that Antonio Ortiz, 22, drove his truck through a stop sign at an intersection and collided with a young couple. The crash killed Milena Wilske, 18, and her boyfriend, Angel Ortuno.
  • An illegal immigrant from Venezuela has been charged with manslaughter for a wrong-way accident in Missouri that killed a 12-year-old boy. Edina Bracho, 33, was allegedly speeding the wrong way in Hazelwood in December — doing 75 mph in a 40-mph zone — when her minivan collided with a Jeep carrying Travis Wolfe and his parents, Timothy and Stephanie, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.
    • The 12-year-old was rushed to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where he was placed on life support for three months before succumbing to his injuries last Wednesday.
    • The Venezuelan national was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree endangering a child and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. She is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond with a hearing set for April 8.


Just Why?

According to the Post Millennial:

Over a dozen US Catholic bishops gathered at St. Louis University for a private meeting with transgender-identifying individuals and their families.

The event, organized by New Ways Ministry, a Catholic LGBTQ advocacy group, aimed to foster dialogue between people who identify as transgender and Catholic church officials. According to the New Catholic Reporter, the meeting was intended to provide an opportunity for bishops  to “better understand the experience of trans people and inform the pastoral care in their respective dioceses.”

Among the attending bishops was John Stowe from Kentucky, a member of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual who has frequently expressed support for more LGBTQ involvement in the Catholic church. Stowe emphasized the importance of respecting transgender individuals’ self-identification, stating that transgender people “have a right to be called as they wish to be called.” Stowe also stated that  the issue of transgenderism is not something that is “Fabricated.”

“And if we would all stop and hear the struggles that individuals went through,” Stowe said, “we’d realize this is not just an issue of gender theory; it’s people’s lived experience.”

The Catholic church has continued to move toward a more LGBTQ-friendly direction, despite receiving backlash from devout Catholic members. In the past, Pope Francis has labeled gender ideology as dangerous because it “blurs the differences and the value of men and women.” He also called for commissioned studies on gender theory, calling it an “ugly ideology.”

“I have asked that studies be carried out into this ugly ideology of our times, which cancels out the differences and makes everything the same,” the pope said. “Canceling out the differences means canceling out humanity.”

However, Francis recently called for transgender-identifying individuals to be welcomed into the Sacramental life of the Catholic Church. Last October, Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández signed a statement with the approval of Pope Francis that extends opportunities for baptism, godparenthood, and participation to be witnesses for Catholic weddings for trans-identifying individuals.


Nothing Bad Can Happen Here

This video was recorded in Pittsburgh in 2022. It is the Pittsburgh mayor, Bill Peduto, answering questions about closing police academies at a round table conversation with a bunch of college students. Here’s what he had to say:

First question you might ask yourself is why is this a debate in front of college students? These kids do not put anything into the community. You would think he would have this debate in front of, you know, tax payers. They might have a different opinion than a bunch of kids.

Well, now we know what new policing looks like in Pittsburgh. Here is a news story from Channel 11 news in Pittsburgh:

Can you imagine being a criminal in Pittsburgh right now? You have just been told no cop will respond to a call between 3-7 AM.

Time to get a gun, folks.