CALIFORNIA: On January 25, Gov. Newsom suddenly lifted his statewide stay-at-home order, claiming it was because “We are anticipating decline.”
Two native Californians commented at Epoch News that it was more likely to be (a) because the recall effort is at 1.2 million signatures, and (b) the post-Trump Democrat narrative is that Biden is making us all better now.
Another commenter noted that with respect to (b), CNN has suddenly dropped its COVID “death count” banner. I also reported here about how, one HOUR after Biden took office, the WHO suddenly issued a warning about how the PCR tests are just way too sensitive, something we’ve known for months.
The post-Trump COVID “science” now says that a positive test is NOT enough to diagnose the disease, because it registers positive even in people who have zero symptoms and carry an insignificant number of virus particles.
ELECTION FRAUD: [7:10] – Watch Sen. Rand Paul masterfully respond to George Stephanopoulos’ attempt to pimp for the Left. Paul promises to spend the next two years going state to state trying to fix the problems that led to what we believe was widespread fraud. “You’re saying people are liars if they want to investigate problems.”
IMMIGRATION: Tucker reports on an internal ICE email [1:48] – Biden’s order amounts to a presidential order to federal officers to stop enforcing federal immigration law. But they’re going to impeach a president who isn’t in office any more. That’s today’s Democratic Party.
At the same time the Biden order sweeps away any and all judgment calls with regard to deportation, it rescinded Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, saying it “was inconsistent with the department’s longstanding principle that we exercise judgment and make individualized assessments in criminal cases.”
A federal judge in Texas has issued a 14-day restraining order on President Biden’s plan to pause deportations for 100 days. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, who was appointed by President Trump, stated that the Biden administration failed to “provide any concrete, reasonable justification” for the moratorium.
IMPEACHMENT: CLICK https://www.facebook.com/whitehousebrief/videos/134853028470637 [9:04] to hear Sen. Rand Paul drop a bomb on the Democrats’ b.s. Impeachment effort. “It’s like they have no ability to exist apart from opposition to Donald Trump.”
Five Republicans joined all 50 Democrats in rejecting Paul’s motion to dismiss the impeachment trial on the grounds that Trump is no longer in office. The 55-45 vote indicates it’s highly unlikely the Senate will have 67 votes to convict Trump on the charge.
JANUARY 6: CLICK (please) https://rumble.com/vd7fwb-expert-identifies-multiple-agent-provocateurs-in-jan.-6-attack.html [5:10] for OAN’s interview with war correspondent Michael Yon about the tactics used by Antifa and other groups that he saw on Capitol Hill.
Yon was the only war correspondent I can remember who reported honestly and fairly about the Iraq War. I still have his book Moment of Truth in Iraq.
LIFESITE NEWS: CLICK (esp if you’re Catholic, also LDS) https://rumble.com/vd9kdf-the-catholic-left-wants-in-on-the-cancel-culture.html [19:58] to hear John-Henry Westen report on the Left’s sudden love for “devout Catholicism” … by which they mean Pelosi-Biden’s “devout” commitment to the Democrat-Before-Scripture, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-trans (false, anti-Catholic NOT) Catholicism. Westen also talks about how Leftist Catholics are “salivating” to get “in on the Cancel Culture.”
McCARTHYISM: Over the past several weeks, there have been growing calls to disbar Rudy Giuliani for representing his client, former President Donald Trump. Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said, “It’s McCarthyism. I grew up during McCarthyism when the lawyers were being disbarred for representing clients that people didn’t like.”
“Rudy is a lawyer. And that’s what he is supposed to do. And if his client says, ‘Challenge the election,’ he challenges the election,. If you don’t agree with his analysis, answer it in the court of public opinion. But don’t disbar him. Are we going to disbar Adam Schiff? Adam Schiff got on the floor of the Senate and the House and lied through his teeth about a range of things, including Russian collusion.”
MORE McCARTHYISM: Last week, seven Democrats filed an ethics complaint against Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) urging the Senate Ethics Committee. They charge that by challenging the electoral votes, Hawley and Cruz contributed to the violence on Jan 6th.
On Monday, Hawley filed a counter-complaint charging that these seven Democrats had “submitted their meritless complaint in potential coordination with a campaign by partisan and dark-money groups that have peddled falsehoods about me and my objection. By knowingly submitting a frivolous complaint to accomplish impermissible partisan purposes, these Senators have engaged in improper conduct that may reflect upon the Senate. The Committee should discipline these Members to ensure that the Senate’s ethics process is not weaponized for rank partisan purposes.”
Hawley also wrote a letter to the seven senators, telling them: “The idea that one Senator who disagrees with another Senator can therefore have that Senator punished, sanctioned, censured, or removed is utterly antithetical to our democracy and the very idea of open, lawful debate. This line of thinking is, however, sadly consistent with the new woke-mob mentality that you should cancel anyone who disagrees with your views. Your baseless allegations are in that sense unfortunately typical of today’s leftwing cancel culture, a culture that tramples on the democratic traditions that left and right once defended together. I will not be intimidated by your efforts to silence me, the people of my state will not be intimidated by you, and you should be ashamed to have so grossly abused your office and the Senate.”
OFFICE OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT: On January 25, Trump opened an “Office of the Former President.”
“The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.
“President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People.”
So far, the former president has endorsed Kelli Ward, who was later reelected Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman, and Sarah Sanders, who is running for Governor of Arkansas.
The Trump team has also disavowed any affiliation with or support for the newly formed MAGA Patriot Party.
PLAYING POLITICS WITH LIVES: It’s what Democrats do.
PRAGER U: “No Past, No Future” [5:32] – Social critic Douglas Murray says we must not judge the past by the standards of the present. “Divorced from our past, we would not rise but plummet.”
SAINT OF THE DAY: On January 28, we celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (1226-1274), Doctor of the Church and patron of students and universities. Born in the Italian county of Aquino (present-day Lazio, Italy), Thomas was a Dominican priest and an immensely influential philosopher, theologian and jurist.
Pope Pius V, who declared Saint Thomas a Doctor of the Church, said he was “the most brilliant light of the Church.” The English philosopher Anthony Kenny considered Thomas to be “one of the dozen greatest philosophers of the western world.“
Sometimes known as the Angelic Doctor, Aquinas was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology and the father of Thomism; of which he argued that reason is found in God. His influence on Western thought is considerable, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory.
The study of his works has long been used for those in religious formation, particularly for those seeking ordination, and for other students of the sacred disciplines – i.e., philosophy, Catholic theology, church history, liturgy, and canon law.
SCHOOLS: The CDC has released a paper reporting, “There has been little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission … even in places with high infection rates.”
UNMASKED: CLICK https://www.theepochtimes.com/video-andy-ngo-the-overall-goal-of-antifa-and-why-theyre-now-turning-on-democrats_3670460.html [32:37] to hear the Epoch Times interview Andy Ngo about Antifa. Ngo’s book, which is due to be released on February 2, is a #1 Bestseller at Amazon.