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  • Parties Spar Over "Show Up" Act {semi-satire]

    02/07/2023 9:15:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Feb 2023 | John Semmens
    Now that the pandemic emergency is over, House Republicans want federal employees to come back to their offices. The Stopping Home Office Work Unproductive Problems Act or SHOW UP Act of 2023 introduced by Rep. James Comer (R-Ken) was passed by a vote of 221-206. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md) called the GOP "hypocritical. These are the guys who say they want to shrink the government by cutting unneeded bureaucracy. Now they want these supposedly unneeded employees to travel into the city to work? Won't this increased traffic congestion impede the private sector workers who actually produce products and services that...
  • The Tighten Up! Banks Tightening Credit Boxes As Median Age Of US Homebuyers Rises From 31 To 47

    02/07/2023 8:21:39 AM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 28 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/07/2023 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The Federal Reserve is doing Archie Bell and The Drells “Do The Tighten Up!” Over the fourth quarter, significant net shares of banks reported having tightened standards on C&I loans to firms of all sizes. Banks also reported having tightened all queried terms on C&I loans to firms of all sizes. Actually, banks are tightening standards across the various credit boxes. And as banks tighten up their credit box, we are seeing the median age of US homebuyers rising from 31 to 47 years. This is reminding me of Germany where you save for your entire life to buy a...
  • WATCH: Tucker Mocks Hell Grammys Sponsor: ‘Tonight’s Transgender Satanism Brought to You by Pfizer’

    02/07/2023 7:42:11 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/7/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Pfizer, which is at the center of the whole dystopian vaccine mandate kerfuffle, apparently didn’t find the optics too compromising when it chose to plaster its logo as the proud sponsor of devil worship at the 65th Grammy Awards. Fox News host Tucker Carlson summed up the Grammys from Hell perfectly during the Feb. 6 edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight: “Tonight’s transgender satanism brought to you by Pfizer.” Also, mocked Tucker, “Inject their products into your body!”
  • What Would Trump Do?

    02/07/2023 7:41:24 AM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-23 | Larry Brandes
    The entire world was shocked as they watched China brazenly fly a spy balloon over America. It was first spotted in Alaska on January 28 and then flew across Canada and down into the United States. The Chinese Jolly Roger spent four days sailing over 11 American states, including 21 military bases, without repercussion. All patriotic Americans were disgusted, but the liberals who “elected” the bumbling, fumbling, Biden (Oh, sure, he's just fine) were probably pleased as punch with his anemic response. During the unauthorized Chinese incursion, I wondered what would Trump do (W.W.T.D.) if China launched a spy balloon...
  • Thailand to Become First Country to make Pfizer Contract Null and Void

    02/07/2023 7:32:48 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 20 replies
    The Remnant ^ | February 6th, 2023 | Press Release
    Just days after receiving her covid booster jab, the daughter of the king of Thailand collapsed and fell into a coma. Princess Bajrakitiyabha, who is the potential heir to the Thai throne, is in a grave condition weeks after she collapsed. Some reports suggest she had suffered a heart attack though her family were told she likely suffered a bacterial infection. None the less, six weeks later and the princess is still in a coma and being kept alive by machines. The Royal Family have now been alerted to the fact that the princess has most likely been a victim...
  • Why Have So Many People 'Died Suddenly'?

    02/07/2023 6:54:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    https://www.rasmussenreports.com ^ | February 07, 2023 | Brian C Joondeph
    The Twitter hashtag #DiedSuddenly has been trending based on the plethora of sudden and unexplained deaths among the young and healthy over the past two years. Stories abound and here are a few found at the time of this writing. In Australia, “Fit and healthy 21 year old son dies suddenly in his sleep.” From the University of Arizona, “A recent member of Arizona’s men’s swim team has unexpectedly passed away.” In Detroit, a high school basketball player suffered a cardiac arrest during a basketball game. While they restarted his heart, he hasn’t woken up. Then there was Buffalo Bills...
  • OPERATION ‘DUMP KAMALA’ IS OFFICIALLY ON

    02/07/2023 5:37:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Powerline ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2023 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    I like to say that I read the New York Times so that you don’t have to (plus I can claim an online subscription as a tax deduction, which helps), but today is one of those days you wish you had a subscription for the amazing “news” feature on the dismal future prospects of Kamala Harris. Here’s the hed: This “news story” was reported by three Times journalists, but what is the actual “news” that would prompt such an article? Did she collapse while being bundled into a van on a campaign swing? Did she seem to suffer a stroke...
  • A recurring nightmare about the next 2 years

    02/07/2023 4:58:29 AM PST · by iontheball · 28 replies
    WND ^ | February 6, 2023 | Joseph Farah
    Suppose China decides to start a war with Taiwan – in the next two years. It's entirely possible, if not likely. Our military is not prepared to assist our ally Taiwan. Joe Biden is president. He has us escalating the war in Ukraine to nuclear proportions. He's in the tank for China and wouldn't be inclined to do a thing about it. Even if he did, he would botch the job or have a nervous breakdown or worse. No one else in the Democratic Party, especially Kamala Harris, is not even an option.
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams Finally Lifts COVID Vaccine Mandates for Public Employees—but Won’t Automatically Reinstate Thousands of Fired Workers

    02/06/2023 8:14:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/06/2023 | Bob Hoge
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement Monday that the Big Apple is dropping its mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public employees—but also said that the nearly 2,000 people fired for refusing the vax will not automatically get their jobs back and instead will have to reapply.It’s exactly this kind of capricious and cruel response that has made so many Americans distrustful of COVID policies from the Federal Government to the local level.Adams tweeted out the news:With more than 96 percent of city workers and more than 80 percent of New Yorkers having received their primary #COVID19...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 2/6/2023 FBI Undercover Scheme Nets "Extremist" Arrests, Nurses, Ambulance Workers Strike In UK, Death Toll Rises In Türkiye And Syria Following Quakes, Ukraine Accused Of Chemical Weapons Use

    02/06/2023 7:07:55 PM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/6/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    "They are a threat to our democracy" Twitter owner Elon Musk says that the US State Department's "Global Engagement Center" (GEC) is the "worst offender" in the US government when it comes to censorship and media manipulation... The FBI making arrests following an operation involving undercover activity by the agency... In the midst of record levels of inflation in the UK that exceed 10 percent several local councils have been given special permission to raise taxes... In Germany this evening thousands protesting government policies from COVID to the economy to Russia... In France's National Assembly the debate on pension reform...
  • Assassinate Netanyahu? Anti-Bibi Protests Take a Violent Turn

    02/06/2023 4:37:43 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 2/6/23 | Ryan Jones
    It was predictable given the fervor of the left-wing demonstrations against Benjamin Netanyahu that talk of assassination would arise sooner or later. Despite their own calls that right-wing Israelis accept the results of the previous election that propelled Yair Lapid and his center-left allies to power, left-wing Israelis have largely refused to pay the same courtesy to Netanyahu and his new coalition, which won a firm majority in the most recent vote. It’s not just that they oppose his proposed policies. They insist Bibi is an unrepentant criminal and a danger to democracy who must be removed from power. Since...
  • Terminating Dissent: FBI Merges Insider Threat Training with Whistleblower Training

    02/06/2023 11:00:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    Uncover D.C. ^ | February 6, 2023 | By Tracy Beanz
    Documents provided to UncoverDC from a whistleblower at the FBI reveal that the Bureau has combined the “Insider Threat” annual training module with the “Whistleblower” training module. This is as the Bureau takes further actions against legally recognized whistleblowers who have provided protected disclosures to Congress. Bureau sources tell UncoverDC that this is the first time FBI training has combined the two modules. It is perceived as a subtle but unmistakable sign from the FBI that protected whistleblower disclosures are considered in tandem with Insider Threat actions. “Unauthorized Disclosure” is now listed on the wheel of potential insider threats, something...
  • Xi establishes dominance over Biden. All it took was a balloon

    02/06/2023 10:52:06 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-05-23 | DrJohn
    Xi Jinping has established dominance over Joe Biden and all it took was a balloon. China sent a highly sophisticated maneuverable surveillance balloon sailing over the United States. It crossed into US airspace over Alaska on January 28th, crossed into Canada and then back over the US, pausing over a number of US military installations. Joe Biden says he was notified on Jan 28th but he waited until Wednesday the 1st to order it shot down, but it was not until the 4th that the balloon was shot down. The balloon was taken down in international waters, resulting in a...
  • GOP Against Socialism, Dems Split [semi-satire]

    02/06/2023 10:22:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Feb 2023 | John Semmens
    A House Resolution condemning socialism that was introduced by Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fla) passed with unanimous GOP support. Democrats, though were split on the issue with about half voting for it and half not. Salazar argued that the resolution was "intended as a message to our youth. Right now 40% of generation z and millennials see Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto as a better guide for government than the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness cited in our Declaration of Independence." "As history has shown, Marx's ideas have led to tyranny and murder carried out by communist regimes," Salazar pointed out....
  • Soros-Funded Group Targets Elon Musk for Engaging with ‘Right-Wing’ Twitter

    02/06/2023 10:16:17 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/6/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    A George Soros-funded group targeted Twitter owner Elon Musk for daring to interact with “right-wing accounts” following acquisition of the platform. The leftist Institute for Strategic Dialogue spewed nonsensical agitprop in a Jan. 31 blog. ISD railed against Musk’s exchanges with “right-wing Twitter users” and claimed that his interactions with these accounts increased a so-called “staggering 1,690 percent after October 27, from 1.1 percent of his total interactions to nearly 20 percent after October 27, from 1.1 percent of his total interactions to nearly 20 percent.” The “right-wing” accounts that ISD blacklisted included satire site The Babylon Bee, Psychologist Jordan...
  • Biden admin offers to brief Trump officials on past Chinese spy balloon incursions

    02/06/2023 6:31:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | By ALEXANDER WARD and LARA SELIGMAN 02/05/2023 05:35 PM EST Updated: 02/05/2023 09:28 PM EST
    Officials in the last administration denied that the airships had flown over the U.S. on their watch. The Biden administration is willing to brief former Trump officials on newly discovered intelligence that China sent spy balloons into U.S. airspace during their time in charge. The offer, described by senior Biden administration officials on Sunday night, comes as former President Donald Trump and senior members of his national security team say they were never briefed on such an incursion by a Beijing-sent aircraft. “This information was discovered after the prior administration left. The intelligence community is prepared to offer key officials...
  • Trump didn't pick good people!

    02/05/2023 7:57:16 PM PST · by AuntB · 107 replies
    Auntb
    The swamp is thick on Free republic. Trump was the best president in our lifetime! He was the man we prayed for, for decades! He picked some bad people. HE HAD NOTHING ELSE TO CHOOSE FROM! Not in D.C. NOT in 2016. Let me remind you, 90% of you supported Bush no matter what damage he did to this country! SO DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT POOR JUDGEMENT! I got kicked out of here when I would no longer buy his crap! Like AMNESTY! I'M A DEAD WOMAN. But at least I got 4 years of a president who actually...
  • Prank with Bolton. Vovan & Lexus (A neocon skewered by his own words on Ukraine)

    02/05/2023 7:13:46 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 3, 23 | Himor
    Full video-prank with Former United States National Security Advisor John Bolton In world politics, this man has repeatedly become a participant in political tensions and planned coups around the world. Therefore, who will tell all about the political games of the West if not him? During the revelations for Petro Poroshenko, John Bolton revealed the secret of Baker's promise not to expand NATO, said that the West should have trained the Ukrainian military better over the past eight years, told about plans to separate Minsk from Moscow and, in addition, gave his «good to go» for terrorist acts of Ukraine...
  • THE WEEK IN PICTURES: HOT AIR BALLOON EDITION

    02/05/2023 4:31:24 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Power Line ^ | 4 Feb 2023 | Steven Hayward
    So this was the week our (p)resident known chiefly for his hot air failed the hot air balloon challenge (though my theory is that the balloon has more classified documents that Biden pinched), while reassuring us that “More than half the women in my administration are women,” which might actually be true, which would make it the most brilliantly droll thing Joe Biden has ever said. Which is unlikely. Exit question: did he see his shadow when he poked his head out of his Delaware basement on Thursday?
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO CANADA?

    02/05/2023 4:20:11 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 55 replies
    Power Line ^ | 5 Feb 2023 | John Hinderaker
    Canada was once a land of fishermen, lumberjacks, oil drillers and Mounties. What the Hell happened? In the Telegraph, Zoe Strimpel writes: “Canada is testing sinister wokeness to destruction.”The madness of Trudeau’s Canada has reached a fresh, painful high. New rules have come into effect that allow adults in British Columbia – the capital of which is addict-packed, overdose-ravaged Vancouver – to possess 2.5g of ecstasy, cocaine or heroin, as well as the opioid fentanyl, without fear of being troubled by the police. The idea is that with so many shooting up and dying on the streets, the kindest and...