June 16, 2021

BEHOLD! MY SHOCKED FACE:  Feds Investigating Chinese Spies’ Return to US Ahead of COVID Travel Ban.

GRAFT. BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU POLISH THE DOG TURD, IT’S STILL A DOG TURD:  Hunter Biden’s amazing, extraordinary, sublime, unprecedented art talent has his paintings selling for $500,000 a pop.

THINK ABOUT IT: OUR “ELITES” ARE CRAZIER THAN KIM WHOA FAT!  North Korean Defector After Attending Ivy League School: Even North Korea Was ‘Not This Nuts’.

And the worst part is that…. she’s right, you know?

I FOUND OUT TODAY A LOT OF MY OWN FANS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS:  Hundreds still are incarcerated for being in DC on January 6. Why is the GOP so afraid to stand up for what is right?

It’s time to make sure everyone knows. Before this goes any further.

DOES HE MEAN SACRIFICE BUREAUCRATS TO CTHULHU? BECAUSE THERE’S A CHANCE OF THAT:  Former Biden COVID-19 Czar Says ‘Next Time’ Americans Need To ‘Sacrifice More’ During Pandemic.

As for “Trump denied it, reeee.” Dear Leftists: Kindly can it. I denied it. Trump fell for it like a duckie, probably because of being a germaphobe. It’s the one thing he did in his time in power that truly disappointed me.

ALL THEY HAVE IS GASLIGHTING:  The Invisible Sculpture Sale is Symbolic of the Systematic Shams Elites Expect Us to Swallow.

June 15, 2021

I BLAME TONY SOPRANO: Black bear found lying dead in Staten Island parking lot. “There ‘is no known population of black bears on Staten Island,’ the department added.”

David Baron, call your office.

MAYBE FUNDING CHINESE VIRAL RESEARCH WAS ALWAYS A TERRIBLE IDEA:

READER BOOK PLUG: So I finished Stephen Hunter’s Basil’s War: A WWII Spy Thriller, and found it quite entertaining. As he said in an email, it’s lighter than his Bob Lee Swagger novels, but that was fun. And you have to admire a man who, however cynical he appears, gives up a night with Vivien Leigh for patriotic reasons.

UPDATE (FROM THE COMMENTS:) “Stephen Hunter is one of a handful of authors whose books I consider to be ‘must reads’ sight unseen. Having said that, this book is completely different from anything Hunter has written before. It’s as George MacDonald Frasier wrote a James Bond novel. Great fun and one of the most entertaining books I have read in years.”

MCCABE IS A HACK, AND THE “DOMESTIC TERRORISM” TALK IS A WAY TO TAR POLITICAL OPPONENTS AS TERRORISTS: Dana Loesch Drops Facts on Andrew McCabe After His Disgraceful Comments About Congressional Baseball Shooting.

It’s also fair to refer to Andrew McCabe as a serial and disgraced liar, because, you know, he is.

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OPEN THREAD: I’ve got the world calling me tonight on the phone.

BUILD BACK BETTER: Unemployed Households Can Earn $25/Hour on Welfare in 21 States, New Study Finds.

SPACE: Seraphim Capital unveils world’s first listed space technology fund.

QUESTION ASKED: Who Let Capitol Protesters Into the Building on January 6?

WELCOME BACK, CARTER: Retail Sales Tank As Prices Continue To Skyrocket Due To Inflation.

WITH COVID FADING ON ITS OWN, WHAT’S THE POINT? Over 500 U.S. Colleges Will Require Students And/Or Faculty/Staff To Be Vaccinated For The Fall Semester.

THE CORBYNIZATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONTINUES APACE: NY Mayoral Candidate Maya Wiley Hosted Event With Anti-Semite Dropped From Women’s March.

SHOCK VIDEO: Shoplifter brazenly robs San Francisco Walgreens in front of security guard. “The GOP could spend a decade brainstorming and never come up with a better campaign ad. ‘Defund the police’ indeed.”

CHANGE: More Sanctuary States of the Right: Conservative states seeking to protect gun rights are copying the tactics used by liberal immigration sanctuaries. “The right can continue to complain about the things that the left is successful at, or they can look at it, learn from it, and replicate it.”

AMERICA’S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD: People Who Ruined World’s Economies Gather To Discuss How To Fix World’s Economies.

GERARD BAKER: Jeffrey Toobin, the ‘1619 Project’ and the Journalistic Reign of Error: As long as you further the narrative, no bad behavior or corruption of the truth will go unrewarded.

Even if Jeffrey Toobin is in fact the indispensable legal mind CNN evidently believes he is, his reinstatement last week must surely fill some of his colleagues with misgivings. “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” the great Aretha Franklin once asked. It’s a valid question that may take new form in the minds of participants in future video calls with the easily distracted Mr. Toobin.

But his restoration to a more salubrious on-camera role is a helpful reminder of the rules that now govern news. The medium is no longer the message: The new reality is that the mission is the message. As long as your work furthers the mission, no failure in behavior, no error in reporting or editing, no corruption of the truth or the evidence will go unrewarded.

All data and facts, all judgment about stories and the people who produce them, are subordinate to the mission. In one of the more ironic developments of this age of progressive hegemony, this is called “moral clarity.”

As CNN was being restored to its full complement of progressive missionaries, the same message in service of the same mission was more powerfully conveyed by the authorities who every year emerge from the temples of Columbia University to bestow on another crop of journalists the mantle of Joseph Pulitzer.

The steady conversion of these “prestigious” awards into Hero of the Soviet Union-like ribbons for full-time advocacy of approved causes was nearly complete this year, with almost all the prizes in journalism and literature going to works that fit within the approved range of writing.

Indeed.

SKYNET SMILES: Mayflower AI sea drone readies maiden transatlantic voyage. “Over its roughly three-week trip from England to the United States, the Mayflower will be guided by an artificial intelligence-powered ‘captain’ and make the journey without humans on board.”

PETTY THIEVES, REJOICE: Chicago cops no longer permitted to chase suspects on foot for some offenses. “The new policy, which goes into effect on June 11, prohibits foot chases in connection to minor traffic offenses or for criminal offenses less than a Class A misdemeanor.”

JIM TREACHER: Jon Stewart Goes MAGA — Or at least MAGA-adjacent. “Ladies and gentlemen: The keynote speaker of CPAC 2022.”

FLORIDA MAN: If Not Donald Trump in 2024, Then Who? Trump Jr. Names a Key Contender.

WHY IS CNN SUCH A CESSPIT OF WHITE SUPREMACY? CNN Could Have Promoted a Person of Color To Replace White Masturbator Jeffrey Toobin. The Network Refused. Why?

SAY HELLO TO THE NEWEST ADVERTISER AT HELEN’S PAGE: No_System website sells cool t-shirts and accessories that feature Capitalist t-shirts, along with Thomas Sowell t-shirts and my personal favorite, this one for F.A. Hayek. They also have fun earrings, I just ordered these “Don’t Tread on Me” ones and it was fast and simple to order.

UPDATE: You can get 15% off your first order when you checkout with the code HELEN15.

HEAVY METAL: First Look: SIG Sauer P320AXG Pro Handgun.

MEDIA MYTH ALERT: Punctured tale of Trump’s photo op may live on as media myth.

STRIKE A POSE, THERE’S NOTHING TO IT:

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE, BUT YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER: If Netanyahu Studied Godfather Movies He Might Still Be Prime Minister.

NO, JON STEWART’S WUHAN LAB TIRADE IS NOT ‘FRINGE’ OPINION: “How do you know an opinion isn’t dangerous? When a famous comedian says it on network TV.”

UPDATE: Former CDC director: That Jon Stewart fellow is on the right track about COVID-19 origin, you know.

FLORIDA, MAN: Florida city accidentally sells its water tower.

MICROBIOME NEWS: Unique Gut Bug Study Untangles Early Human Migration From Siberia Into The Americas.

WHAT’S SHE AFRAID OF? Pelosi Caves to the Squad, Walks Back Rebuke of Ilhan Omar: ‘We Thanked’ Her.

FASTER, PLEASE: A frozen leap forward for age-related macular degeneration stem cell-based therapy.

HEINLEIN’S CRAZY YEARS (CONT’D): Nickelodeon Ratings Crash Amid LGBTQ Push. “In the last two weeks, both Nickelodeon and its preschool-targeted network, Nick Jr., have released videos championing ‘trans,’ ‘queer,’ and ‘pansexual’ inclusion. One video that sparked mass outrage depicted a cartoon version of drag queen Nina West singing about various LGBTQIA groups “[loving] each other so proudly” on ‘Blues Clues and You,’ a show for two- to five-year olds. That same video showed a female-to-male transgender beaver who appeared to have post-operative surgical scars on its chest. “

EVOLUTION IN ACTION: Domestication changes the brain of farm-foxes. “For the study, scientists took advantage of a Russian farm-fox experiment that began in 1958. Several decades ago, researchers began breeding foxes in order to better understand how wolves became dogs.”

OUT ON A LIMB: Former CDC Head: WHO ‘Too Compromised’ to Conduct COVID-Origin Probe.

THAT’S DIFFERENT BECAUSE REASONS: The Left Fights the Racism of American History While Ignoring the Racism of the Bidens.

NEWS FROM MIAMI LAW: I got this email from Tony Varona, the outgoing dean of the University of Miami Law School, giving his side of the story:

I see that you have covered my termination.

I thought I would reach out to suggest a correction.

I did not fire Prof. Ravicher, nor decide not to renew his contract. We had him scheduled to teach this past spring semester and had planned for him to teach through at least the next academic year. We would not have decided whether to renew his contract until late in the fall 2021 semester, and his support of President Trump would have played no role in the decision whether to renew him. (We have many other community members here who supported President Trump.) In fact, I told Dan that it was important to me as dean and for our entire law school community to have conservative perspectives represented on our faculty. I do not know why Dan continues to say otherwise.

Prof. Michael Froomkin covered the matter on his blog. It’s an accurate account.

As Michael puts it: “He’s recently taken to social media – and even Fox TV – to claim he’s been fired for his pro-Trump tweets and other speech, or is about to be, or may not have his contract renewed when it expires. As far as I have been able to ascertain, at least the first two of these claims are simply false. The fate of the third lies well in the future.”

Hmm. Ravicher certainly seemed to think he was being fired. This entire affair just gets stranger. All of the InstaPundit coverage of this odd matter can be found here.

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COLD WAR II: Feds Investigating Chinese Spies’ Return to US Ahead of COVID Travel Ban.

Intelligence officials are investigating why suspected Chinese spies returned to the United States on student and work visas at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to internal government documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

Hundreds of Chinese nationals are the subject of a federal probe after law enforcement officials flagged their travel at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese nationals returned to the United States earlier than expected in January 2020, often having modified their travel plans. Then-president Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting entry from non-citizens and residents from China on Jan. 31, 2020.

Isn’t the “why” self-evident?

Plus: “Although intelligence officials have not concluded whether the hundreds of monitored students were confirmed spies, the students’ modified travel suggests that many Chinese nations were aware of the severity of COVID-19, in spite of assurances to the contrary from their government and U.S. health officials.”

I’M SLOWLY STARTING TO HAVE MY DOUBTS ABOUT QUALITY CONTROL IN THE CCP: Another Facility Leak in China, This Time with the Threat of Radiation.

ABOUT THAT ‘MAGICAL SKY DADDY:’ Erik Manning explains why calling belief in the Christian God a resort to magical thinking is merely a rhetorical device, not a logical argument. This guy is really good on the white-board, too.

VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: Harris vs Biden Over Who Owns the Border Crisis.

Plus:

  • At last: An eco-friendly needle-felted packer (???)
  • When a presser isn’t a presser
  • San Francisco legalizes drive-thru shoplifting

So much more at the link, you’d have to be crazy to miss it.

TONY KATZ: Ilhan Omar Should Be Expelled. Why Won’t Republicans Loudly Say So? “Republicans need to get their act together, and demand that Congress be a body where this radical bigotry is not tolerated. When a member spews anti-Semitism and compares the United States to Hamas, Republicans need to march into Speaker Pelosi’s office and demand a vote to strip that member of their committees. (No, calling for censure is not enough.)”

MORE LIKE THIS, PLEASE: Cop Who Got Fired For TikTok-Trolling LeBron Beats Cancel Culture on Live TV.

FIGHTING CRITICAL RACE THEORY, ONE DOOR AT A TIME. “A vigorous fight in a small Texas city unseated advocates of a pernicious racial theory.”

As a famous man said, get in their face. Punch back twice as hard.

TROLL SO HARD: Putin Asks Reporter If US ‘Assassinated’ Ashli Babbitt. “Babbitt’s family has filed a lawsuit for records from Washington, D.C., that would name the identity of the officer who fatally shot her. The Department of Justice said in April it would not pursue charges against the U.S. Capitol Police officer responsible for her death.”

BREAKING: Biden’s Domestic Terror Agenda Confirms Conservatives’ Worst Fears. “Ironically, the president from the very Democratic Party that swelled with chants of ‘Defund the Police’ last summer pledged to allocate ‘over $77 million’ to “state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to prevent, protect against, and respond to domestic violent extremism.” This Democratic president will increase funding for law enforcement, so long as the police are pushing his New War on Terror.”

MINDS WIDE SHUT: Northwestern University president Morton Schapiro joins literature professor Gary Saul Morson to pen a book about “the growing problem of fundamentalist thinking,” as reviewer George Leef puts it. But have Schapiro and Morson made some fundamentalist thinking mistakes of their own? (My strong impression is that even very smart people are shockingly bad at distinguishing reason from their own articles of – usually secular – faith.)

#JOURNALISM: Columbia professor criticizes Biden Title IX pick over record on university sexual assault investigations.

A medical school professor at Columbia University said President Joe Biden’s appointment of Suzanne Goldberg (right) to lead Title IX efforts at the Department of Education is a mistake.

Raymond Givens, a cardiology and medical professor at the Ivy League University, said that Goldberg did not properly investigate complaints of sexual assault while serving as the university’s Executive Vice President for University Life. Goldberg also taught law and founded the university’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic.

Givens filed complaints with the New York State Attorney General Civil Rights Bureau and the federal Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education, where Goldberg is now in charge. . . .

In his complaint, he raised the possibility that the media does not want to report on it because Columbia awards the journalism Pulitzer Prizes. “It has been difficult to gain media coverage, possibly in part because Columbia University awards the Pulitzer Prizes,” Givens said.

Corruption is everywhere, it seems.

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Tyler O’Neil: Supreme Court Wants Biden’s View on Harvard’s SHOCKING Bias Against Asians. “The Supreme Court did not take up the case on Monday. Rather, it asked Elizabeth Prelogar, Biden’s acting solicitor general, to weigh in on the case.”

Stacey Lennox: Big Tech’s Pandemic Censorship Is Not Only Political — It’s Dangerous. “At what point will they be held accountable for their politicized censorship of scientific information over the last 18 months?”

Yours Truly: At Least the Foreign Press Is Willing to Tell the Truth About Biden. “But you can be sure that if you want to find any actual Big Media skepticism towards Democrats, you’ll have to look for news reports from countries where there aren’t any.”

SYSTEMIC RACISM: OSU students furious after university reports Black-on-White ‘hate crime.’ The sensitivity to mentioning the race of perpetrators, and the expressed fear that doing so might lead to violence, kind of gives away the game.

SPOILER: IT WON’T BE. The Mediterranean Should Be On Joe Biden’s Mind When He Meets Putin.

There is nothing humanitarian about Putin’s aims in Syria. But as Moscow builds leverage, Biden ends the license for the Delta crescent energy company in northeast Syria, Russian energy companies are poised to gain more control over Syrian oil—and therefore the Kremlin is set to further increase its influence in Syria and therefore the Mediterranean. That Moscow recently deployed nuclear-capable bombers to Syria shows it now has an extra platform it can use as both a tactical tit for tat reaction and on a strategic level as a deterrent to NATO’s southern flank. Biden said that human rights and democracy are a US foreign policy priority. As he meets with Putin, Syria will provide a crucial test of his commitment to this aim.

Nor is Moscow’s messaging limited to Syria. Russia is reportedly preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system–something Russia is now denying–while the two countries signed a visa waiver agreement, To be sure, the two countries discussed simplifying travel requirements at least since last year in what has turned into the best bilateral relationship Russia and Iran have had since Putin’s 2015 Syria intervention. But Iran will also be another topic on the Biden-Putin meeting agenda, and it remains unclear how the Biden team views Russia’s role. It would be a mistake to count on Russia playing a helpful role as Moscow and Tehran remain aligned in their geostrategic goal of pushing the US out of the Middle East, while the Iranian malign regional activity regardless goes far beyond the nuclear file.

Biden will weaken our position in the Middle East at the same time he’s increasing our dependence on Middle East oil.

FIRST BILL MAHER, NOW THIS: The Wuhan lab-leak explanation is “not a conspiracy theory, ” says … Jon Stewart?. “Oh my god, there’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China, what do we do? Oh, you know who we could ask? The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab. The disease is the same name as the lab. That’s just a little too weird!”

Plus: “Twitchy reports that lefties on social media are aghast at Stewart for pushing this hypothesis. If so, it’s because Stewart has shoved the Overton window by a significant amount in embracing the lab-leak hypothesis. Over the last few weeks, media outlets have grudgingly reported on it with some fairness after more than a year of denigrating both the hypothesis and anyone discussing it as benighted lunacy. Stewart brings a sense of hipness to the idea, which makes it a lot tougher to pigeonhole anyone else as a kook for demanding an investigation into the origin of COVID-19. Even Ron Johnson.”

HE’LL BE BACK: Netanyahu Blasts Biden on His Way Out of Office. “He compared the Biden administration’s efforts to reenter the Iran nuclear deal to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s decision not to bomb the train tracks to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland in 1944.”

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: The Cancel Woke Bullies Are Getting Pushback and It’s a Lot of Fun to Watch. “The good guys have won a few recently, and while I’m not sure that I have the kind of heart that has cockles which can be warmed, but I have rather enjoyed seeing the pinched, constipated woke types getting a finger in their eyes.”

MARK PULLIAM: Christianity Surrenders the Public Square.

THE ANSWER IS “YES”, SHERLOCK: Did anti-Trump bias blind science to evidence for COVID lab-leak theory?

THERE HE GOES AGAIN: White House walks back Biden’s Russia cybercriminal swap comments.

President Joe Biden reportedly gave an impressively off-the-cuff response to a reporter’s question at the G7 summit’s conclusion over the weekend. When asked yesterday about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent offer to swap respective countries’ cybercriminals, Uncle Joe said he was “open” to the idea, stating “if there’s crimes committed against Russia… and the people committing those crimes are being harbored in the United States, I’m committed to holding them accountable.” He also added that he thought Putin’s suggestion was “potentially a good sign and progress” between the two nations.

Learning of what at least sounds like Biden’s tacit approval of extraditing U.S. citizens over to Russia as part of some kind of prisoner swap scenario, the White House quickly entered damage control mode.

Entered? This team hasn’t left damage control mode since they signed on.

A DUBIOUS EXPEDIENCY: HOW RACE PREFERENCES DAMAGE HIGHER EDUCATION: Don’t forget my new book, which is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble (though for reasons I can’t explain it cost more at Barnes and Noble).

The book contains eight essays. The authors are John Ellis, me, my Commission colleague Peter Kirsanow, Heather Mac Donald, Peter Wood, me & Carissa Mulder, Lance Izumi & Rowena Itchon, and my co-editor and USD colleague Maimon Schwarzschild.  If you haven’t done so already, please take a look.

MICHAEL WALSH: To Stage the Counter-Counter-Revolution, GOP Must Learn From Lenin.

For too long, conservatives have been on the back foot, constantly reacting to the Left’s ongoing provocations and, mostly fruitlessly, attempting either to resist them or roll them back. From gay marriage to transsexuals in the military—both long thought not only unthinkable but, in the case of the latter, unbelievable—has been but the work of a few years. During the same period, not a single major conservative policy has been enacted, in part because the Republican Party is engaged in defense, when it should be on offense.

The Trump administration managed briefly to roll back via executive order some of the most egregious excesses of the Obama administration, but it failed to finish off Obamacare—thanks, John McCain!—and even its legislative victories, such as tax reform, are in the process of being swiftly negated, thanks to the Democrats’ narrow control of both houses of Congress.

Now, under the “Biden administration”—which is by all accounts being run directly and indirectly from chez Obama in Washington’s tony Kalorama neighborhood—the goal is to bury the Trump administration and make sure such a thing never happens again. (Why do you think Obama, alone among past presidents, broke with tradition and remained, along with his family and his advisors, in D.C. throughout the Trump administration?)

The sentient Democrats wish to make Trump an object lesson in the price of political insubordination, even to the point of trying to jail the former president as well an anathematizing his allies and supporters.

If the 2020 election wasn’t a counter-revolutionary coup, abetted by unconstitutional changes in state election law “justified” by the non-threat of COVID-19 and assiduously promoted by the media, it certainly is beginning to look very much like one. . . .

This is not the place to argue the merits (non-existent, in any case) of the two bogus impeachments. Rather it is to force the GOP to act more like the Leninist/Stalinist Democrats and speak with one voice, in the pursuit of a single objective: winning.

In these fraught times, “comity” is luxury only congenital losers can afford, and the sooner the party purges itself the better off both it and the country will be. As Barry Goldwater famously offered: “a choice, not an echo.” Now’s the time to take him up on it.

This is also no time for a “big tent” party. As the Lenin Democrats have illustrated so vividly since the planned and scripted rise of Barack Obama in 2008, a narrowly configured tent will do the job. Their party is a cozy little snuggery of woke tech oligarch billionaires with a chokehold on their media lackeys and access to more money than ever before in human history; and a seething, resentful, and violent underclass that functions as their “conscience” but more importantly as their street thugs and enforcers while posing as perpetual victims of their ideological opponents as they seek redress for their “legitimate grievances” (shopworn but still potent communist terminology).

That homogeneity has been good enough to win three of the past four presidential elections, and there’s no sign they wish to change, especially now, in the third term of the former Barry Soetero. So ideologically rigid and confident are they that they’ve cheerfully jettisoned their former base, the now-vilified white working class, and have never looked back.

Read the whole things.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXTENSIVE IS CHINESE PROPAGANDA IN THE U.S.: Capital Research Center’s Sarah Lee puts it into a fact-based context for The American Conservative that ought to be sobering for all of us. Consider this graph:

In Alaska, [Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Foreign Affairs Chief Yang Jiechi told a stunned [newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of State Anthony] Blinken, “Many people in the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States.” He was merely echoing what China has already trained many young Americans to think by directly or indirectly funding American nonprofits. Younger Americans had already heard this message on their college campuses and in some cases even earlier, in primary and secondary school. Given the state of political discourse leading up to the 2020 election, there’s evidence to suggest they were dutifully spreading the word as China no doubt intended.”

One of the most important but unheralded consequences of Trump’s attempt to negotiate a new economic relationship with China was the discovery of just how deeply ingrained the CCP’s messaging apparatus had become here in the U.S.

SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS TACTICS EXPLAINED: Peter Boghossian offers a handy reference chart. HT: Thom McKee, The Daily Gouge.

SO NICE OF NEWSOM TO RELEASE HIS POLITICAL PRISONERS: That would be the entire state of California, according to Issues & Insights, which also notes these fascinating datapoints:

“Seven-day moving averages of infection rates peaked at 114 cases per 100,000 in California, but only 82 in Florida and 79 in Texas, states that had far fewer restrictions and mandates, and reopened much earlier than California. Deaths peaked at 1.72 per 100,000 in California, 1.21 in Texas, and 0.86 in Florida.”

Next question: Why are the politicians, public health “experts” and mainstream media buffoons so totally, absolutely determined to get every human being on God’s green earth vaccinated for this particular virus? At the present rate, soon we will be told unborn babies must be vaccinated, too.

Could it be that the virus really was engineered in a lab somewhere and at some point in the near future everybody who got the vaccine will suddenly shut up and stop yammering about things such as individual liberty, the Constitution and political accountability?

Asking for a friend.

THE ENEMY WITHIN: Fed Reserve Tells Employees Not To Use Offensive Terms Like Founding Fathers. “At least now we can understand why the feds tried to cover up the Wuhan Lab leak theory. After all, that would mean COVID-19 was manmade, and that’s a bad word.”

WHO COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING? As Battle Against Virus Ends, Mayors Confront a New Villain: Criminals. “They are cheerleading the return of office workers to downtowns and encouraging tourists to visit, eager to rejuvenate the economy and build public confidence. But they are also frantically trying to quell a surge of homicides, assaults and carjackings that began during the pandemic and has cast a chill over the recovery.”

This happened because of a deliberate campaign to use George Floyd’s death as a lever to weaken or eliminate policing. And many mayors went along with it, at the cost of their cities’ vitality. The biggest victims, as always, were the poor and working-class citizens of those cities.

REALITY BEYOND PARODY: Ilhan Omar’s Disgusting Attack on Israel Even Offended HAMAS.

COOLER HEADS PREVAIL: Washington & Lee University Board Votes 22-6 To Keep Lee’s Name (Faculty Had Voted 188-51 To Remove It).

At some point, people were bound to start asking why we should turn our institutions upside down because of one use-of-force incident in Minnesota.

THERE’S STILL AN AMERICA:  June Road Trip In the Hill Country.

UNLIKE A DOG, THIS CAT IS PROUD OF IT:  Woman posts ‘My Cat Is A Thief’ sign next to her pet’s stolen items.

OH, THEY’VE BEEN WINNING BY FRAUD FOR AT LEAST 12 YEARS, PROBABLY MORE:  Election Fraud is an Issue that Will Not Go Away.

But this time? This time it was so blatant, they’re fools to think they can hide the stinking corpse under the rag rug.

THERE IS NO REFORMING THE WHO:  G7 Leaders Anti-Pandemic Declaration Includes ‘Reforming and Strengthening WHO’.

We recommend razing it and salting the Earth so no such abomination grows again. The WHO delenda est. And take the CDC with it.

HE HAS TWO BRAIN CELLS LEFT: ONE FOR TRASHING THE GOP; ONE FOR GRAFT AND CORRUPTION:  Biden Trashes Republicans During G7 Press Conference.

Not because he’s senile, mind you. Those are the two brain cells he’s always had.

GOOD. NOW LET’S GET IT GOING, SHALL WE?  Humans could make babies on Mars after new sperm discovery, study says.

I don’t know about you, but we got to get out of this place….

END ALIENOPHOBIA:  Alien contact could ‘end life on Earth,’ scientists warn.

Bah. Look how long Hilary has been among us, and life on Earth persists*.

*Except, of course, for those who commit suicide**.

**With two shots to the back of the head.

GEE, IT SEEMS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT:  Kevin Hart trashes cancel culture supporters: ‘Shut the f–k up!’

HE DIDN’T VOTE FOR THE FICUS, SO HE AIN’T BLACK:  Today’s blacklisted American: Black Congressman blacklisted by Congressional Black Caucus.

THE LITTLE FICUS (FRAUD IN CHIEF OF THE US) WHO WASN’T THERE:  Biden Shows Up Late And Still Isn’t There For Presser.

CHICKENS, HOME, ROOSTING:  New York Hospital Lobby Wants Out Of COVID Liability.

WELL, TO BE FAIR, MOST OF OUR LEADERS ARE ON THE ADVERSARIES’ PAYROLL: While Democracies Lecture, Their Adversaries Run Free: Team Biden confuses stern statements with progress on China, Russia and Iran.

It all sounded very impressive and was certainly a greater display of unity than former President Donald Trump ever managed to produce. Yet China and Russia appear unimpressed, as does Iran. Russia turned from consolidating its hold over Belarus to tightening the crackdown on internal dissent. China proceeded with the systematic destruction of Hong Kong’s liberties while moving forward with its ominous naval buildup. Iranian ships bearing mysterious cargos plowed steadily across the Atlantic toward its allies in the Western Hemisphere.

The harsh reality is that the U.S. and its allies are losing ground to their adversaries, and the balance of power is moving sharply against us. Worse, many Western leaders seem to have forgotten what it means to win.

They’ve been paid to forget.

Flashback: We’re Not Exporting Our Values to China — We’re Importing Theirs.

OPEN THREAD: Whispered dream, gone before the morning.

ANALYSIS: TRUE. ‘Even North Korea is not this nuts’: Defector slams ‘woke’ US schools. “The 27-year-old told The Post that she couldn’t believe she would be asked to do ‘this much censoring of myself’ at a university in the United States.”

Wokeness is a deliberately-fostered species of mass hysteria.

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