Daily Archives: August 12, 2021

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AFGHANISTAN: The capital of Kabul could fall within the next 90 days. [2:12] – This breaks my heart. My kids were among the thousands of troops who sweated and bled to try and free these people.

BORDER: A lawsuit has been filed against the Biden administration for violations of the Flores agreement. That agreement requires the government to “place children in facilities that are safe and sanitary, appropriate for their age and special needs, and concerned with their particular vulnerability.”

The plaintiffs are arguing that illegal minors being held at detention sites are subject to unsanitary conditions, served raw or under-cooked food, and are not being afforded recreational activities or education. The lawsuit also alleges that while some minors have their cases resolved quickly, others wait weeks or months to even speak with a case manager.

BUDGET: U.S. Senators will begin debating the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution bill. They just passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure. The national debt now stands at $23.6 trillion.

CONVERSE: There’s some buzz in Christian circles about Converse putting out a new sneaker featuring the Satanic pentagram. I followed all the links and googled “Converse sneakers.” I am really puzzled at the hype. Converse has been using a five-pointed star for years. This new shoe is no different … though I will readily agree that the marketing is very creepy. And I could really have lived the rest of my life without seeing the rest of that picture on the right which shows a whole lot too much of that guy’s tighty whiteys. Why did I need to see that in a SNEAKER ad?! :0P

JAN. 6: [26:23] – On Monday, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling denying bail to George Pierre Tanios, 39, of Morgantown, W.V. in connection with charges he assaulted police. Tanios was arrested on March 15, was indicted on March 17, and arraigned on April 13 where he pleaded not guilty to all counts. His next court date isn’t until September 8.

The record reflects that Tanios has no past felony convictions, no ties to any extremist organizations, and no post-Jan. 6 criminal behavior that would otherwise show him to pose a danger to the community within the meaning of the Bail Reform Act,” the court wrote.

MEDIA: CBS deserves some credit for finally reporting on how COVID-positive illegals are being released into the interior in large numbers. [:20] – But you gotta laugh … on Tuesday, when CBS This Morning reporter Mireya Villarreal talked to a border mayor, she seemed almost stunned to find out that he agrees with GOP governors raising alarm about the threat. The video is at the first link.

OREGON: Gov. Brown has signed a bill into law allowing high school students to graduate without proving they can read, write, or do math. I expect the percentage of parents pulling their kids out of the public schools to go up again.

PSAKI: Five years ago, the Center for American Law & Justice filed a FOIA request to the U.S. Department of State to find out why deleted from official video footage a spokesperson’s acknowledgment that the Obama Administration lied about its secret bilateral talks with Iran. At first, the Obama State Department claimed the deletion was a glitch; later they admitted it was deliberate.

Part of the FOIA produced a heavily redacted email chain that included FAUXTUS’ Press Secretary Jen Psaki who was the State Department’s spokesperson during the Obama administration. The ACLJ sued to get the unredacted email string and the judge has just ruled in its favor.

It occurs to me that perhaps Leftists lie with such aplomb, because they believe it is a virtue. I’ve heard it’s in the Koran that it’s okay to lie to advance the cause of jihad. And I’m pretty sure they all work for the same spiritual ruler.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: In February, a judge in a North Dakota Eastern Division court ruled in in favor of the Catholic plaintiffs in their challenge of the Biden administration’s mandate that they perform and provide insurance coverage for gender-transition procedures. The government has appealed the decision.

But now a second federal court has moved to block the mandate. On August 9, a Judge for the U.S. District Court of Northern Texas, granted a permanent injunction to the Christian plaintiffs, enjoining HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra from “interpreting or enforcing” the mandate “in a manner that would require them to perform or provide insurance coverage for gender-transition procedures or abortions.

In this case, the plaintiffs were a religious hospital and a group of more than 20,000 healthcare professionals.

TEXAS RUN-AWAYS: While basically taking paid vacations, these turds and their lapdogs in the media promoted their “bravery” as if they were facing dogs and fire hoses. But there may be an actual price to pay, because the Texas Supreme Court has upheld the right of the Texas House Speaker to have them arrested.

TEACHERS ARE FED UP: I believe this one happened in Virginia. https://rumble.com/vl03oi-teacher-cries-quits-on-the-spot-at-school-board-meeting-over-crt-and-censor.html [2:14]

This one is from Kansas. https://rumble.com/viohlz-teacher-resigns-during-kansas-school-board-meeting-with-powerful-speech.html [4:22]

GRAMMY NOTES: It was play in the ocean day for the Scouts. 🙂

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