Reader’s Links for December 23, 2022

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  1. I spent most of yesterday afternoon wondering if I would survive. Yes, I know it sounds dramatic. I was driving around town trying to get ready for the holiday. Santa is a busy guy, don’tcha know.

    The radioman was breathless and hyperventilating over the approaching winter storm. All schools are cancelled for today! Hardware stores have run out of generators! Vicious winds will blow the whole eastern part of the country off the map! “I love you to pieces,” said the radioman to the radiowoman. “Don’t go,” he pleaded, referring to her planned drive to Toronto to see family. I felt the empathy and worried honey seeping through my radio speaker. Now she was the soldier going off to war, and he the role-reversed man left standing on the train station platform. It was so cute I puked in my purse.

    They said by morning we could have eight inches of snow. This would be followed by eight hours of rain. That would be followed by plummeting temperatures as the Arctic blast howitzered south for Christmas. They made it sound biblical in scale and severity. In fact they made it sound like war. Mother Nature was dropping a “weather bomb” on our heads. Yes, the militarization of Mother Nature, herself. I used to refer to this as the feminization of the weather, meaning things like wind chill were meant as a specious attempt to exaggerate or make hysterical the mundane facts. Ok, it’s cold and windy. I get it, it’s winter. But to tell me what the temperature is, then to womansplain me what it really “feels” like? Even if the calculations are scientifically verifiable let me judge how I “feel”, thanks. And before anyone gets their girdle in a knot (do women still wear girdles? Or just trans men trying to look like women?) know that I use the word “feminization” not in reference to any real woman–especially those of the VTB readership–but similarly to the use of the expression “toxic masculinity”. Feminization is supposed to make something, such as a man, appear to be more sensitive and less male-like. Add too much emotion to that little cup of he-she and you get toxic femininity. So all I’m doing is deploying the Left’s own dialectics. However, I would argue that my use of the word “feminization” is more accurate and honest in this application than any use of the term “toxic masculinity” used anywhere, at any time.

    Words. Here is a good lawyer getting sued over words. And by the way, as I write this I see nothing close to eight inches of snow outside. What else will turn out to be radioman hysterics today? Mother Nature failed us, so let’s move on to the next falling sky…

    • I’m hoping for a bit of freezing rain this morning, so I can get the rest of my grocery shopping done without all the crowds…things have been so overwhelming lately (personal) that I am hoping for bad weather to help me get through it.

    • The wind did not howl, but God did paint everything a beautiful winter white with maybe 4 “ of snow, while I was sleeping. The sky is still up there.

      Sorry about your purse Johnny. LOL. Keep on the sunny side.

  2. It’s All Theater. It’s Election Theater. You Go to Vote. You Stand in Line. You Think Your Vote’s Being Tallied But You Have No Assurance.” – Liz Harrington on the Election Process
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 8:15am

    Liz Harrington joined the Joe Hoft Show on Thursday and discussed a number of issues related to current events and President Trump.

    Liz Harrington is currently President Trump’s spokesperson. She’s been on numerous shows discussing the President and current events. She joined Joe Hoft yesterday

    Liz joined Joe at the 25-minute mark. Harrington shared the following during the discussion starting with Kari Lake’s case in Arizona, Liz shared:

    I think it’s really important. This is the first time that any counts, we wish it would have been all counts, they did throw out some, that any have really gone to trial and given a chance to show the actual evidence of what’s so wrong in our elections…

    If you read the lawsuit, it really lays out step by step in Kari Lake versus Katie Hobbs, in how they’re stealing our elections and all the different areas that fraud can occur. It’s a manipulation of the process and a maladministration of our election laws…

    But yesterday, just the first witness, Stephen Richer, he admitted that Arizona is not following the law. They are not counting early ballots at the vote centers. So that means they don’t have a total count. It means, whatever they say it is gets to the central tabulation facility. That right there just shows that their chain of custody is totally meanningless

  3. Refusal to be vaccinated not “misconduct” in new SST decision
    Posted on December 19, 2022 by admin
    Many Canadian employees who were suspended without pay or fired for refusing vaccination have had their personal health decisions labeled as “misconduct” and been denied Employment Insurance (EI) benefits by the government.

    On Dec. 14, 2022, the Social Security Tribunal of Canada (SST) released a decision overturning the Canadian Employment Insurance Commission’s denial of EI benefits to a former hospital administration employee who was dismissed for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in November 2021.


    The claimant did not want to take the risk of being vaccinated due to her health conditions, including having had cancer as a child and negative reactions to anesthetic during surgery, and wanted to wait until more information was available about the safety of the vaccine. The Commission reviewed her case and found she lost her work “due to her own misconduct”, and therefore denied her EI benefits.

    The Tribunal decided that the employee had no explicit or implicit duty to be vaccinated arising out of her employment contract. The employment contract was a collective agreement, which included a provision regarding influenza vaccination stating that employees had the right to refuse any vaccination.

  4. Reports of a quarter billion dollar ‘bond’ for Bankman-Fried are almost as fraudulent as the crimes of which he is accused
    By Thomas Lifson
    The public is being bamboozled about the conditions for pretrial release of accused mega-fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried.

    It is the worst possible signal to those who fear that his scores of millions of dollars of political donations have bought him kid-glove treatment by the judicial system.

    The stories you read and hear from the media would have you believe that a “record” bail of $250 million has been paid to ensure that he doesn’t flee the country or otherwise evade prosecution. Where that figure comes from, I don’t know, but this account from The Hill suggests that the federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York had a hand in it:

  5. New Israeli Goverment Wants Death Penalty for Terrorists – Secret Document Reveals EU Funding PLO in Land Grab
    By Richard Abelson
    Published December 23, 2022 at 8:00am

    The new patriotic government in Israel wants to bring back the death penalty for terrorists, Arutz Sheva reports. The new government will also recognize Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria.

    Leaked documents recently revealed how the EU is funding the illegal “Palestinian” takeover of Judea and Samaria.

    The coalition agreement states that “Due to the intensification of acts of terrorism with the intention of harming the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, and in order to defeat the threats, the coalition factions will enact, prior to the passage of the budget for 2023, a death penalty law for terrorists”, Arutz Sheva reported.

    A death penalty for terrorists already exists in military law, requiring a unanimous majority. Hard-right Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben-Gvir demanded this law be amended to allow for the death penalty for terrorists with a simple majority.

  6. EVIL: School Social Worker in Maine Pressured Teen Girl to Flatten Her Breasts and Not Tell Her Parents (VIDEO)
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published December 23, 2022 at 7:45am

    Perhaps the right needs to reconsider the term “groomer” because this may be too kind for some radical transgenderism activists. A sinister scheme uncovered at a Maine school this month jumps from “mere” grooming to flat-out encouraging an innocent child to self-harm.

    The Maine Wire reported Saturday that a public school worker at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, Maine encouraged a 13-year-old girl to transition to a boy. He furthered warned her not to tell her parents what they were doing.
    Samuel Roy, the school worker in question, is a 26-year-old University of Maine graduate student with only a conditional license to practice social work. This means that he not only broke school policy by asking the child to keep a secret, but he also lacked the qualifications to counsel her to begin with.

    The girl’s mom, Amber Lavigne thankfully discovered the plan earlier this month and ended up saving her daughter from severe physical harm. What Roy had in store for her child was worse than puberty blockers.

  7. Was Obama the Architect of the FBI and Big Tech Illegal Censoring Machine?
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 7:30am

    Is Obama the architect of the illegal government and Big Tech censoring machine?

    With the release of the Twitter files by Elon Musk, we learned that the FBI was working with Twitter in censoring and managing messaging on the Internet site. We also learned that this was taking place with other government departments and other Big Tech companies from the information that was being gathered in the case between Missouri and Louisiana and the US government where The Gateway Pundit is the lead plaintiff

    How did this ever get started? It looks like Obama had much to do with this.

    In 2015, long after Ayers and Dohrn helped the obscure Illinois State Senator rise to international prominence, President Obama held a technology summit at Stanford University. After delivering remarks on the future of technology and industry, Obama signed Executive Order 13691 Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing. In it, the President commanded that, “private companies, nonprofit organizations, executive departments and agencies (agencies), and other entities must be able to share information related to cybersecurity risks and incidents and collaborate to respond in as close to real time as possible.” Stanford students in attendance were probably unaware, but this order codified long standing FBI demands to supersede the fourth amendment and investigate anyone they wanted. This paved the way for the Neo-fascism now being exposed in the ongoing releases of the “Twitter Files

  8. FTX’s SBF Out of Jail and Off to Parents Mansion in California – Judge Jeanine Says His Chances of Going to Trial Are Slim to None
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 7:15am

    SBF was able to cut a deal and go live with his parents for a while making him another lefty living in his parents’ basement.

    It appears that SBF made too much money for too many politicians to be tried for his crypto Ponzi scheme. This is likely why the corrupt Southern District of New York took over his trial.

    Yesterday SBF went to court in New York City. He was released to his parents’ house in California. Their house secured his bond along with perhaps some lesser amount of money. The parents’ house is worth reportedly $4 million.

  9. Is Zelensky Going to be Diem-ed? What Is the Ukraine-Russia End Game?
    By Larry Johnson
    Published December 23, 2022 at 7:00am

    If you think that Volodomyr Zelensky is the first leader in the throes of a civil war (yes, I know, Russia invaded, but the war in Ukraine at its roots is a civil war) to visit Washington, DC and speak to Congress and be compared with Winston Churchill, think again.

    I thank my friend, Helmholtz Smith, for noting this historical precedent and finding the relevant video

    While I am sure Zelensky is flattered to be described as a modern day Churchill, he was not the first accorded that honor. Did you know that Ngo Dinh Diem also was the Vietnamese Winston Churchill?

    In May 1961, U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Saigon and enthusiastically declared Di?m the “Winston Churchill of Asia”. Asked why he had made the comment, Johnson replied, “Di?m’s the only boy we got out there.” Johnson assured Di?m of more aid in molding a fighting force that could resist the communists.

    Diem learned the hard way that once your U.S. backers anoint you as the next Churchill, your days are numbered. Diem was murdered as a consequence of a U.S. engineered coup.

  10. Mollie Hemingway Insists Republicans Will Not Be Successful Until Mitch McConnell Is Gone
    By Mike LaChance
    Published December 23, 2022 at 1:55am

    Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is not a very popular guy on the right at the moment.

    Conservatives are unhappy about the way that McConnell handled the midterms, as well as his willingness to work with Democrats on spending for Ukraine.


    Conservative analyst Mollie Hemingway is now saying that Republicans are going to keep having problems until McConnell is no longer in office.

    She writes at The Federalist:

  11. More Money for War, CV19 Vax Mass Awakening, Autos & Economy Plunge
    By Greg Hunter On December 23, 2022 In Weekly News Wrap-Ups 67 Comments

    The money for more war in Ukraine keeps flowing out of the U.S. Congress. The Senate passed a monster pork spending package called the Omnibus bill. It was nearly $1.7 trillion. In that pork bucket was another $45 billion for the money laundering scheme that is Ukraine. They say they need it to fight the invading Russians, but not a dime for the invaders on the Southern U.S. border. Meanwhile, Putin is upgrading his nuclear arsenal. Does anybody in Congress see a problem coming here? Idiots and criminals are in charge of the federal government.

    Every week there are dozens of people who “die suddenly.” There are blogs that track this phenomenon all around the world. Of course, it’s people dying from the CV19 bioweapon, but you will never hear this from the Lying Legacy Media (LLM). The LLM told everyone to take the injection and that it was “safe and effective.” That was a lie, and everyone involved in this clear genocide is trying to cover it up including the CDC. No matter how hard they all try, what is coming is a mass awakening to the deadly and debilitating scam they passed off as a vaccine. Just ask vax proponent Academy Award winning actor Tim Robbins if he still believes in the clot shots—spoiler alert– he does not. What does that say about the rest of Hollywood? Do you think he has a few friends that think the same way he does?

    The economy is plunging. The economic signals are the same as they were before the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009. Meanwhile, the Fed is on a course to continue to raise rates. There is no so-called Fed pivot. There is just a plunge to the downside, and the used car market is reflecting this trend with a massive new wave of car repossessions.

    There is much more in the 57-min. newscast.

  12. VIDEO: Kari Lake Releases Statement to the Press Following Historic Trial on Maricopa County Election Interference
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 9:00am

    Kari Lake and her attorneys appeared in court Thursday for day two of her historic election contest trial against Maricopa County and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

    The trial Thursday was set from 8:30 MST to 4:30 MST.

    The Gateway Pundit reported on day one of Kari Lake’s election trial live from Mesa, Arizona, where we witnessed bombshell testimony from cybersecurity expert Clay Parikh, election investigator Heather Honey, a Maricopa County whistleblower, and RNC roving attorney Mark Sonnenklar.

    Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Election Director Scott Jarrett were also called to the stand to be examined and cross-examined by attorneys for Kari Lake and Maricopa County.

  13. BBC – Paris shooting: Three dead and several injured in attack

    A gunman has opened fire in central Paris, killing three people and wounding three others.

    Witnesses said the attacker targeted a Kurdish community centre and restaurant and prosecutors said they would look into a possible racist motive.

    A suspect, aged 69, was quickly arrested and it soon emerged he had been freed from prison recently.

    Authorities appealed for people to avoid the area in Strasbourg-Saint Denis in the 10th district of Paris.

    There is no confirmed motive for the shooting, but Paris Prosecutor Laure Beccuau confirmed that the suspect had previously been charged with racist violence.

    That incident – in which he attacked tents at a migrant camp in Paris with a sword – took place at Bercy on 8 December 2021. It was not clear why he had recently been released.

    Local Mayor Alexandra Cordebard said the suspect was also wounded in the shooting and that three places had come under fire: the Kurdish community centre, a restaurant and a hairdresser. Two people were shot in the salon.

    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the murders had been committed by a “far-right activist”. She added: “Kurds wherever they reside must be able to live in peace and security. More than ever, Paris is by their side in these dark times.”

    “We were walking in the street and heard gunshots,” a witness, Ali Dalek, told the BBC. “We turned around and saw people running left and right.

    “And then, five or six minutes later, because we know people who work at the hair salon, we went in and we saw that they had arrested a guy – an old man, elderly, tall.”

    Another witness, a shopkeeper, told AFP she had locked herself in.

    She said she had heard seven or eight bursts of gunfire. Two of those wounded in the shooting are said to be in a critical condition and two others were seriously injured.

    Police detained the suspect without resistance and reportedly recovered the weapon used in the attack. Prosecutors said they had opened a murder investigation. Ms Hidalgo praised police for their decisive action.

    The attack took place almost 10 years after the murder of three Kurdish women in Paris in January 2013.

    The street close to Château d’Eau metro station has several restaurants and shops, as well as the cultural centre. Ms Cordebard said it was a very lively area.

    Another witness said the street was now full of emergency services and they were waiting to be able to leave.

    Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said he was heading to Paris to visit the scene of the “dramatic shooting”, adding that his thoughts were with the victims’ friends and family.

  14. PATHETIC: Disgraced and Corrupt RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel Calls Kari Lake a Failed Candidate After Ronna Did Nothing in Arizona
    By Cullen Linebarger
    Published December 23, 2022 at 11:20am

    McDaniel seems determined to anger every last Republican grassroots supporter as her RNC re-election campaign flounders. Her appearance yesterday on Newsmax should serve as another crowning blow to her demise.

    The three-time RNC loser went on the conservative network to speak about her quest to become the Buffalo Bills of party chairs. Then she brought up the Arizona debacle while absolving herself of all responsibility.

  15. EV Driver Reports ‘Full Self-Driving’ Made Sudden Dangerous Move – 4 Ambulances Had to Be Called
    By Lorri Wickenhauser, The Western Journal
    Published December 23, 2022 at 10:40am

    The owner of a Tesla told police the electric vehicle’s self-driving feature apparently malfunctioned on Thanksgiving Day near San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, causing an eight-car pileup on Interstate 80.

    The car was going about 55 miles per hour when it suddenly moved over to the far left lane and abruptly braked, CNN Business reported. That maneuver caused a chain reaction of vehicles slamming into each other at freeway speeds, according to the report.

    Four ambulances were called to the scene and nine people were treated for minor injuries, including a juvenile who was hospitalized, CNN reported.

  16. Turnabout Is Fair Play: President Trump Calls on GOP Congress to Release Biden Crime Family’s Tax Returns (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 10:20am

    In a clearly illegal act, Democrats in the US House of Representatives released President Trump’s tax returns to the public this week.

    But, as we all well know, Democrats are above the law in the United States

    The Democrats fought to obtain President Trump’s taxes for years. This was not because President Trump committed any crime. It was because Democrats wanted to dig through his returns to possibly find something they could use as fodder for their next attack.

    The Democrats released Trump’s tax returns and what was expected to be a monumental takedown of the 45th President ended up being another reason to support the man.

    Trump’s personal wealth declined after he entered public office. In fact, Trump may be the first prominent politician in history to see his income decline after entering office.

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  17. FLASHBACK: Previous Arizona Gubernatorial Election Was Overturned
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 9:45am

    Arizona already had one gubernatorial election overturned by the courts.

    Republican Governor Edward Campbell was declared the winner in December 1917 over Democrat George Hunt nearly one year after the election.

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    The 1916 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1916, for the post of the Governor of Arizona. Due to battles between labor and business,[1] the Hunt administration was facing severe electoral backlash. After facing a fairly strong primary by former Council member George Olney, Hunt prevailed and went on to face the closest election in Arizona gubernatorial history. The initial results of the 1916 election were extremely close, with Campbell winning by only 30 votes.

    Victory hinged on whether to count certain votes. Arizona then had a ballot where voters could check a party column ballot signifying they voted for all of a party. Some voters did that for the Democratic Party column, but then also checked for Republican challenger Thomas Campbell, [2] leading to a court battle over the interpretation of whether those votes were valid or not. All ballots that were marked as straight Democrat and Hunt, were originally counted for Campbell giving him the 30 vote majority.

    Thomas E. Campbell was sworn in as governor on January 1, 1917, but Hunt refused to leave office. The state Supreme Court ruled that Campbell should serve as the de facto governor until the legal issues were resolved and so Hunt stepped down on the 27th.[3] After losing a case in the Maricopa County Superior Court in May, Hunt appealed to the state Supreme Court. On December 22, the state Supreme Court declared that Hunt had won by 43 votes. Hunt took office again on Christmas of 1917, after the court ruled unanimously in his favor. Campbell served nearly an entire year as governor. This would be the last election in which Hunt would run until 1922.

  18. BREAKING: Christmas Counter-Coup? Bolsonaro Signs Order to Sideline Corrupt Supreme Court
    By Richard Abelson
    Published December 23, 2022 at 9:30am

    Brazilian President Bolsonaro has signed the order to elevate the Superior Military Court STM over the corrupt left-wing Supreme Court, in a move that many believe may pave the way for a military intervention before Jan. 1, when corrupt Communist convict Lula da Silva is scheduled to take office as President.

    “In the last 72 hours, there has been much chatter and speculation on social media about Jair Bolsonaro having already placed Brazil under the Armed Force’s tutelage”, Rio Times reports. “It is also rumored that the country’s Superior Military Court STM has already responded positively to the complaints against the controversial Supreme Court.”

    The Official Gazette of Brazil published a ruling that “The Ministry of Defense is approved to be the agency that interprets the Constitution in Brazil.”

    This means, the Ministry of Defense will officially exercise the function of interpreting the Constitution. This privilege usually belongs to the Supreme Court. The new ruling “harbors explosive force in light of the show-down between Jair Bolsonaro and the Brazilian Supreme Court in the decisive battle for power in the country”, Rio Times writes.


      Jack is joined once again by Matt Tyrmand for a deep dive on Bolsonaro and the Brazilian election post-certification on the 12th.

      He predicts Brazil will be invoking Martial Law in the coming days, following the arrest of Chief Cererê, head of the Xavantes tribe, for protesting.

      PLUS, Poso and Matt discuss the infiltration of false actors to create a false optic of the Brazilian protests, Lula’s future-proofing plan for permanent power via Operation Car Wash, and the fraudulent election system.

  19. MUST SEE VIDEO: The RNC Is a Racketeering Enterprise and Controlled Opposition
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 8:45am

    Mitch McConnell and the US Senate Republicans are controlled opposition.

    The RNC is controlled opposition. They mooched off Trump for six years while at the same time distancing themselves from Trump and his voters.

    They have no plan to win elections.

    The RNC does not even believe the Democrats are committing election fraud.

    And when 60% of the election centers in Maricopa County had machines that broke down on Election Day the RNC was packing their bags to get out of town.

    The national GOP left Kari Lake, Blake Masters, Abe Hamedah and Mark Finchum to fend for themselves.

  20. global news – Conversations with Alexa: How robots are helping Canada’s aging population connect

    At 100 years old, Madeleine Séguin’s social life is not slowing down. Séguin recently made another new friend that’s helped the centenarian keep her agenda organized: Amazon’s Alexa.

    Alexa moved in with Séguin and a few other tenants in Ottawa’s Bruyère Village earlier in December as part of a pilot project with Amazon, marking the first deployment of the Alexa Smart Properties solution at a senior living community in Canada.

  21. WATCH LIVE: Abe Hamadeh’s Election Trial On Illegal Votes and Erroneous Count of Votes
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published December 23, 2022 at 11:32am

    Trump-Endorsed Arizona Attorney General Nominee Abe Hamadeh’s lawsuit is moving forward with evidentiary hearings in his election contest lawsuit today.

    The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Hamadeh filed a lawsuit in the Mohave County Superior Court against Kris Mayes, Katie Hobbs, and all Arizona County election officials.

    Watch live below.

    Hamadeh is down by 511 votes out of more than 2.5 million ballots cast in his race, and there is an ongoing recount to determine the winner.

  22. FBI confirms payments to Twitter, social media companies

    Mike Huckabee argues the FBI shouldn’t be involved with social media companies and calls on House Republicans to conduct ‘serious’ investigations.

    • CNN – Despite Musk’s claims, there’s no proof the FBI told Twitter to suppress Hunter Biden story

      Internal Twitter communications released by the company’s new owner and CEO, Elon Musk, are fueling intense scrutiny of the FBI’s efforts alongside social media companies to thwart foreign disinformation in the run-up to the 2020 election.

      At the heart of the controversy is Twitter’s decision in October 2020 to block users from sharing a New York Post story containing material from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden.

      In interviews with CNN, half a dozen tech executives and senior staff, along with multiple federal officials familiar with the matter, all deny any such directive was given.

  23. Pastor Who Is Friends With NYC Mayor Eric Adams Arrested By Feds
    By Anthony Scott
    Published December 23, 2022 at 12:30pm

    Federal officers arrested New York Bishop Lamor Whitehead and brought charges against him alleging he conned a 56-year-old congregant of her life savings, bullied a businessman for $5,000, and lied to the FBI.

    US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams stated: “As we allege today, Lamor Whitehead abused the trust placed in him by a parishioner, bullied a businessman for $5,000, then tried to defraud him of far more than that, and lied to federal agents.”

    Bishop Whitehead has been a friend of NYC Mayor Eric Adams and in 2015 while Adam’s was running for Brooklyn Borrugh President he introduced Whitmore on stage asa “good friend and good brother.”

  24. Here It Is: Sham January 6 Committee Recommends Banning Trump From Public Office in Final Report
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 23, 2022 at 1:36pm

    The sham January 6 Committee late Thursday night released its final report and accused Trump of a “multi-part conspiracy to overturn” the 2020 election.

    The biased panel recommended banning Trump from office.

    Of course.

    The 11 recommendations via Axios:

    • the american conservatibe – Washington Is Prolonging Ukraine’s Suffering

      Douglas Macgregor
      Dec 20, 2022

      Washington’s refusal to acknowledge Russia’s legitimate security interests in Ukraine and negotiate an end to this war is the path to protracted conflict and human suffering.

      During a speech given on November 29, Polish Vice-Minister of National Defense (MON) Marcin Ociepa said: “The probability of a war in which we will be involved is very high. Too high for us to treat this scenario only hypothetically.” The Polish MON is allegedly planning to call up 200,000 reservists in 2023 for a few weeks’ training, but observers in Warsaw suspect this action could easily lead to a national mobilization.

      Meanwhile, inside the Biden administration, there is growing concern that the Ukrainian war effort will collapse under the weight of a Russian offensive. And as the ground in Southern Ukraine finally freezes, the administration’s fears are justified. In an interview published in the Economist, head of Ukraine’s armed forces General Valery Zaluzhny admitted that Russian mobilization and tactics are working. He even hinted that Ukrainian forces might be unable to withstand the coming Russian onslaught.

      Yet, Zaluzhny rejected any notion of a negotiated settlement and instead pleaded for more equipment and support. He went on to insist that with 300 new tanks, 600 to 700 new infantry fighting vehicles, and 500 new Howitzers, he could still win the war with Russia. Truthfully, General Zaluzhny is not asking for assistance, he’s asking for a new army. Therein lies the greatest danger for Washington and its NATO allies.

      When things go badly for Washington’s foreign policy, the true believers in the great cause always draw deeply from the well of ideological self-delusion to steel themselves for the final battle. Blinken, Klain, Austin, and the rest of the war party continue to pledge eternal support for Kiev regardless of the cost. Like the “best and the brightest” of the 1960s they are eager to sacrifice realism to wishful thinking, to wallow in the splash of publicity and self-promotion in one public visit to Ukraine after another.

      This spectacle is frighteningly reminiscent of events more than 50 years ago, when Washington’s proxy war in Vietnam was failing. Doubters within the Johnson administration about the wisdom of intervening on the ground to rescue Saigon from certain destruction went into hiding. In 1963, Washington already had 16,000 military advisors in Vietnam. The idea that Washington was supporting a government in South Vietnam that might not win against North Vietnam was dismissed out of hand. Secretary of State Dean Rusk said, “We will not pull out until the war is won.”

      By the spring of 1965, American military advisors were already dying. General Westmoreland, then commander of Military Assistance Command Vietnam, reported to LBJ: “It is increasingly apparent that the existing levels of United States aid cannot prevent the collapse of South Vietnam… North Vietnam is moving in for the kill… Acting on the request of the South Vietnamese government, the decision must be made to commit as soon as possible 125,000 United States troops to prevent the Communist takeover.”

      The Biden administration’s unconditional support for the Zelensky regime in Kiev is reaching a strategic inflection point not unlike the one LBJ reached in 1965. Just as LBJ suddenly determined in 1964 that peace and security in Southeast Asia was a vital U.S. strategic interest, the Biden administration is making a similar argument now for Ukraine. Like South Vietnam in the 1960s, Ukraine is losing its war with Russia.

      Ukraine’s hospitals and morgues are filled to capacity with wounded and dying Ukrainian soldiers. Washington’s proxy in Kiev has squandered its human capital and considerable Western aid in a series of self-defeating counter-offensives. Ukrainian soldiers manning the defensive lines facing Russian soldiers in Southern Ukraine are brave men, but they are not fools. The Spartans at Thermopylae were brave, and they still died.

      The real danger now is that Biden will soon appear on television to repeat LBJ’s performance in 1965, substituting the word “Ukraine” for “South Vietnam”:

      Tonight, my fellow Americans I want to speak to you about freedom, democracy, and the struggle of the Ukrainian people for victory. No other question so preoccupies our people. No other dream so absorbs the millions who live in Ukraine and Eastern Europe… However, I am not talking about a NATO attack on Russia. Rather, I propose to send a U.S. led coalition of the willing, consisting of American, Polish, and Romanian armed forces into Ukraine, to establish the ground equivalent of a “no-fly zone.” The mission I propose is a peaceful one, to create a safe zone in the Western most portion of Ukraine for Ukrainian Forces and refugees struggling to survive Russia’s devastating attacks…

      Disaster wrapped in rhetoric is not the way to save the people of Ukraine. The war in Ukraine is not a Call of Duty fantasy. It is an enlargement of the human tragedy that NATO’s eastward expansion created. The victims do not live in North America. They live in a region that most Americans can’t find on a map. Washington urged the Ukrainians to fight. Now Washington must urge them to stop.

      NATO’s governments are divided in their thinking about the war in Ukraine. Except for Poland and, possibly, Romania, none of NATO’s members are in a rush to mobilize their forces for a long, grueling war of attrition with Russia in Ukraine. No one in London, Paris, or, Berlin wants to run the risk of a nuclear war with Moscow. Americans do not support going to war with Russia, and those few who do are ideologues, shallow political opportunists, or greedy defense contractors.

      When U.S. forces finally withdrew from Southeast Asia, Americans thought that Washington would exercise greater restraint, recognize the limits of American power, and pursue a less militant, and more realistic foreign policy. Americans were mistaken then, but Americans and Europeans know now that Washington’s refusal to acknowledge Russia’s legitimate security interests in Ukraine and negotiate an end to this war is the path to protracted conflict and more human suffering.

    • NEWSWEEK – Tucker Carlson Praised on Russian TV After Criticizing Zelensky’s Clothes

      Fox News host Tucker Carlson railed against Ukraine’s president in a scathing segment on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from the left—and, apparently, adulation from the Russian media.

      In a tweet on Thursday morning, BBC Monitoring journalist Francis Scarr called out Carlson over his recent remarks about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Carlson had insulted the way that Zelensky chose to dress when he visited the White House and delivered a congressional address on Wednesday.

      “Fox News host Tucker Carlson is being showered with praise on Russian state TV today after he criticised of Zelensky’s visit to Washington,” Scarr tweeted. “So far I’ve heard him called ‘wonderful’ and ‘delightful’, and I’m only halfway through the show I’m watching.”

      “Today, the president of Ukraine arrived at the White House like the manager of a strip club and started to demand money,” Carlson said during his Wednesday night show.

      Since then, some on social media have pushed back against Carlson, explaining that Zelensky opts to remain in a green uniform in solidarity with Ukraine’s troops.

      Carlson also questioned why politicians on either side of the aisle support backing Ukraine financially in its war with Russia. He called it a “humiliating scenario” for the U.S. to be giving aid amid its own economic struggles.

      One Twitter user quipped on Thursday that Russia is likely pleased with the Fox host’s latest anti-Zelensky rant.

      “NEW: Tucker Carlson’s handlers in the Kremlin are very happy with his response to President Zelensky’s speech last night,” @RpsAgainstTrump wrote. “He’s being showered with praises on Russian state TV: ‘The wonderful Tucker Carlson,’ they called him. #TuckerCarlsonIsARussianAsset.”

      Russia’s purported admiration for Carlson isn’t new. Daily Beast columnist Julia Davis tweeted in September that “translated clips of Tucker Carlson are still an ever-present feature on Russian state TV, rivaled only by those of Scott Ritter, Douglas Macgregor and Trump.”

      Earlier this year, the Kremlin reportedly asked the Russian media to include more clips of Carlson, calling the move “essential,” according to Mother Jones. Newsweek reported in September that Russian state TV had used clips of Carlson in its pro-war propaganda.

      Carlson isn’t the only conservative figure to have shunned Zelensky during his visit to Washington. Republican Representatives Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz remained seated amid a standing ovation during the Ukrainian president’s Wednesday address.

      Afterward, Representative Ritchie Torres, a Democrat from New York, chastised his colleagues and the Fox News host in a tweet.

      “Tucker Carlson, Lauren Boebert, and Matt Gaetz stand with Putin; most of America stands with Zelensky and the people of Ukraine,” Torres wrote. “The contrast between the far right and most of America has never been more glaring.”

  25. HUGE: RAV’s Ben Bergquam on How Maricopa County Official Scott Jarrett Likely Perjured Himself Under Oath – Bergquam Joins Bannon’s War Room Following Kari Lake’s Day in Court (VIDEO)
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published December 23, 2022 at 3:03pm

    Kari Lake and her attorneys appeared in court Thursday for day two of her historic election contest trial against Maricopa County and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

    Thesecond day of the trial on Thursday lasted from 8:30 MST to 4:30 MST.

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    The Gateway Pundit reported on day one of Kari Lake’s election trial live from Mesa, Arizona, where we witnessed bombshell testimony from cybersecurity expert Clay Parikh, election investigator Heather Honey, a Maricopa County whistleblower, and RNC roving attorney Mark Sonnenklar.

    Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Election Director Scott Jarrett were also called to the stand to be examined and cross-examined by attorneys for Kari Lake and Maricopa County.

  26. Mitt Romney Says He Voted For Pelosi-Schumer $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Bill Because He Doesn’t Trust GOP-Led House with Crafting Budget (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 23, 2022 at 3:30pm

    Mitt Romney, AKA, Pierre Delecto, on Thursday said he voted for the Pelosi-Schumer Omnibus bill because he doesn’t trust the incoming House GOP majority with crafting a budget.

    The Senate on Thursday passed the $1.7 trillion Omnibus spending bill in a 68-29 vote.

    Mitt Romney was 1 of 18 Republican Senators to vote for the monstrosity which funds the government until September 2023.

    Because of Romney and the other turncoat Republican Senators, the incoming House GOP Majority won’t have any financial leverage against the Democrats in 2023

  27. Dave Walsh: Energy Crisis in America – Record Christmas Cold Snap in US Could Cause Grid Failure (VIDEO)
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 2:26pm

    Dave Walsh, an energy consultant and former President of Mitsubishi power Systems, joined Steve Bannon on The War Room on Friday.

    Walsh warned the War Room posse of the possible risk of grid failure this Christmas as the country deals with a record Christmas cold snap.

    Oklahoma is facing an electricity blackout. The Chinese windmills will not work in low temperatures unless they have de-icing features.

    New York, Connecticut, West Virginia, Oklahoma and are facing electricity emergencies. New York shut down a major nuclear plant that supplied 25% of NY City’s electricity needs. Oklahoma depends on wind energy for 30% of its electricity.


  28. Violence Erupts in Paris After 3 Killed, Several Injured by Kurdish Gunman (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 23, 2022 at 2:18pm

    Diversity is our strength.

    Paris, France – Chaos and violence erupted on Friday after 3 people were killed and several others injured by a Kurdish gunman.

    Angry Kurds clashed with riot police around Rue d’Enghien, near the center of Paris, after a 69-year-old man opened fire on a Kurdish cultural center.



  29. JUST IN: Judge Tosses Out Abe Hamadeh’s Election Challenge in Arizona Attorney General Race Against Democrat Mayes
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 23, 2022 at 3:50pm
    Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee F. Jantzen tossed out Abe Hamadeh’s election challenge in the Arizona Attorney General race against Democrat Kris Mayes.

    Hamadeh was only down by 511 votes against Mayes out of more than 2.5 million ballots cast in the Attorney General race.

    The judge denied the challenge based on testimony from Hamadeh’s lawyer, Tim LaSota, acknowledging that based on the ballot inspection (a small sample of ballots), his client would not be able to get over 511 votes needed to overcome Mayes.

    A lawyer for Mayes immediately called for LaSota to be sanctioned for bringing the case.

  30. Betsy DeVos took a role in the Trump administration for four years and angrily quit on her way out, claiming that she no longer believed in the President and that he was ‘unconscionable’ after the January 6th protest. Eighteen months later when she wanted a coveted endorsement for her primary candidate for Michigan Governor, she was handwriting a lying glowing letter saying that she always loved the President and was just misquoted.

    The Gateway Pundit exclusively obtained Betsy’s lying handwritten letter when no other media outlet could, and after they copied our reporting and took the images, they never cited to your Gateway Pundit.

    The shift in Betsy DeVos’ tone towards

  31. DISGRACEFUL: Biden Regime Delays Paychecks to National Guard Members for Christmas After Announcing Another $45 Billion Giveaway to Ukraine
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 23, 2022 at 6:38pm

    Earlier this week, Senate Republicans, under the leadership of Mitch McConnell, came to an agreement with Democrats on a $1.7 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.

    The bill gives another $44.9 billion to Ukraine — where it disappears into the ether.

    According to Roll Call, “The package includes $858 billion in defense spending, a nearly 10 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, and $787 billion in nondefense spending, close to an 8 percent increase. It also would provide roughly $85 billion in supplemental funding for Ukraine and disaster relief.”

    But despite the price tag, the bill does not secure the open US border with Mexico.

    And the bill does little to help working Americans or their families.

    Nationa Guard members were informed this week that their check will not come in until after Christmas.

  32. How can that be possible? DFAS software code is designed to issue on-time military enlisted payments before anything else. Someone would have had to override the design or interrupted an update operation unless maybe National Guard don’t count as military?

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