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  1. Weary Traveler

    An Authoritarian Death Meditation

    https://brownstone.org/articles/an-authoritarian-death-meditation/

    Personally, that Samurai Death meditation doesn’t sound like an exercise I would want to practice. It reminds me of what my cousin said to me after spending several weeks in Beijing. And that is that “life is not sacred in the East.” Sadly, the West isn’t fairing much better in that arena. As it is, I think too many humans suffer from an inherent psychosis of being too obsessed with death, and doom. And worse, seem to be Hell bent on dragging as many of us down with them as they can. I would go so far as to encourage most people to just put a gun in their mouths, and blow their own scalps off and put themselves out of their own misery as well as ours if that’s how they want to be. That may sound rough to some, but I promise you that those who don’t value their own lives, don’t value the lives of others either, which includes yours and mine.

    Let the rest of us, that actually love and appreciate life live and enjoy it without them dragging us all down. A just society would not only reject the doomsday peddlers out there, whether “experts” like Paul Ehrlich, Al Gore, Faucist, or even that armature astronomer whose name escapes me at the moment, who was pushing the 2012 doomsday apocalypse. Or the religious fanatics pushing their end times BS over the years, i.e., Jim Bakker, Harold Camping, etc. — which funny enough seems to be mainly a phenomenon with US Xtains more than anyone, a close second being Shiite Muslims — would not only be ignored and mocked, but would be canceled right along with their idiot followers.

    They want death and destruction so badly? Give it to them. Their own.

    However, there is something to be said for not fearing the consequences for standing up to tyranny, even if the penalty is death. First, it is realizing that a life under tyranny is a life not worth living because it is a fate worse than death. That is exactly how the American Revolution was won. Fear is the only power tyrants have, and tyrants are cowards themselves. Think about it. Cowering before a tyrant is cowering before a coward. The whole situation we are in is really damn pathetic once you realize that. You really don’t need to “meditate” visualizing the details of your potential death.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Good morning! 😊😊😊

      I just read the article.
      Okay, first things first.

      Living in fear, isn’t really living.
      It is a life without any quality.

      I don’t think of my mortality in such a fashion.
      Different strokes for different folks.

      I live my life trying to make every day count and pray that it’s good enough.

      I hope all people complicit in this evil die a very painful death!

      1. Weary Traveler

        The way I see it, we were given this life to cherish and enjoy. Yet, there are so many doomsday peddlers, and too many morons lapping it all up, mostly because they are bored with life.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Unfortunately they have, and they don’t seem to want to go anywhere.

  2. bill smith

    Patrick Bet-David, CEO of online content company Valuetainment, offered former Fox News host Tucker Carlson a $100 million deal over five years, plus a board seat at the company, in a high-profile courting attempt on Tuesday.

    “Dear Tucker, I’ll get right to the point. We want you to partner with us in what we feel is a noble and necessary effort to define the future of media,” David, who also hosts the Valuetainment brand’s podcast, wrote in the opening of the letter of intent posted on Twitter on May 2.

    The letter outlines David’s offer to Tucker: $100 million over five years, an equity stake in Valuetainment, a position as the President of Valuetainment, a board seat, and other content Tucker may be interested in covering.

    “What else? We are all ears,” David wrote. “Our convictions about freedom, liberty, and truth run deep and we believe we are the absolute right fit for you and America.”

    With a motto of “to enlighten, entertain and empower,” Valuetainment currently publishes its content, including podcasts and interviews, on YouTube and other social media platforms. Its YouTube channel has over 4 million subscribers, and its social media platforms, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter, have a following of over 10 million. The brand’s podcast, PBD Podcast, ranks 12th on Spotify in the platform’s business category as of writing.

    The brand’s podcast has hosted prominent figures in various fields, including the late basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, current presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and investor Robert Kiyosaki. The company’s most-watched YouTube video, featuring an interview with a mafia boss, has over 18 million views.

    Valuetainment’s Tuesday offer joins a number of media companies—as the first public one—that are reportedly considering or have extended invites to Carlson to join their roster after the top-rated TV personality parted ways with his former employer last Monday.

    In an interview with talk show host Megyn Kelly on Tuesday, David, a refugee who fled from Iran to America at the age of 12, said Tucker should work with him because he has “the vision in place, the cause in place, and is a true believer on how great of a country America is that is worth fighting for.”

    David also said that he sees Tucker as someone who truly believes in a cause.

    “You know what’s the best indicator to find out who was all about money and who was all about a true vision and a cause? The moment people make money—watch how they react,” he told Kelly. “When people make money, most people slow down—it was all about money. But when you make money and accolades, and when you get stopped in the streets, at the airport—everywhere you go … and you still get up in the morning with the same fire in your belly to go out there to do the fight—it was never about money for you.”

    “There are very few people left in America left at that level who have made the money that’s about a true cause—I think Tucker’s one of them.”

    Valuetainment’s main website posted the offer on its home page on Tuesday.

      1. Chief Mac

        When I flew helicopters my crew chiefs sometimes complained about the grass I brought back in my skids.

        One day flying out Ft Ord, California we were on alert for medical pick ups my crew chief had to go to the bathroom like right now while he was there we got a call. And for the only time I flew without my crew chief. Simple out and back without incident. My co-pilot grabbed a bunch of grass and shoved into the wire cutter on top of the cabin just above the windshield. The crew chief couldn’t figure out how I did that one

  3. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and other Democratic lawmakers told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month that his government’s judicial overhaul plan makes it harder for them to defend Israel in the U.S., two people, including a member of Congress, who attended the meeting.

    “They told Netanyahu it is very difficult for them to defend Israel under such circumstances, and their message was: help us help you,” the source said.

    One of the members of Congress who attended the meeting confirmed the delegation did tell Netanyahu the judicial overhaul makes it harder for them to speak up for Israel – Axios

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    (🤡🤡🤡🔥🔥🔥😡😡😡)

  4. Proud Conservative Mom

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    – Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein ZTL

  5. Proud Conservative Mom

    Finance Min Smotrich orders a continued halt of tax revenue from PA, redirects it to families of terror victims.
    “The state of Israel is stopping the financing of terror by the Palestinian Authority, we won’t let this absurd situation continue,” he says.

    1. Chief Mac

      Send the rest of the shipment to a family of one of the victims of Islamofascist terrorism

  6. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨New – Rep, James Comer & Rep, Chuck Grassley reveal the existence of an FBI record alleging then-VP Biden engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national.

    According to a whistleblower, this record details an alleged arrangement involving an exchange of money for policy decisions.

    Read the joint letter & Chairman Comer’s subpoena

    – Raw And Unfiltered News https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79cd92570ef77f3f4c577e7826ee7e34889e3444c1d367622c4940a442194126.jpg

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Sen. Chuck Grassley and House Oversight Chair James Comer have subpoenaed the FBI over an alleged “criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national” relating to the “exchange of money for policy decisions”.

      – Raw And Unfiltered News

  7. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – US announces new load of artillery ammo for Ukraine

    The White House on Wednesday announced a new shipment of heavy artillery and rocket ammunition for Ukraine ahead of its planned offensive to push back Russian invaders.

    Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced “a new package of security assistance to help Ukraine continue to defend itself.”

    This includes ammunition for the highly accurate US-made HIMARS multiple rocket systems, “as well as additional howitzer, artillery and mortar rounds and anti-armor capabilities,” she said.

    Jean-Pierre cited “extensive work by the US government over the past few months to fulfill Ukraine’s request ahead of its planned counter-offensive.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de9dc51b629e34070ce60c7f49a6834c3984cac8ce35e3417521758cd374bf74.jpg

    1. Weary Traveler

      Oh… So it’s okay for Neo Nazis in Ukraine to be armed, but not for law abiding citizens here in the US? This is why I say these people are evil.

      1. John Gillis

        Biden is evil. So too is our MSM and pop culture. Time to burn it all down.

        1. Weary Traveler

          That’s where I am at. It’s beyond reform, and only a purge will do at this stage.

      1. John Gillis

        Yes it is! Particularly because Biden, a pedo, is a staunch UN stooge, LOL.

        1. Weary Traveler

          And those “ambassadors” sure love the underage hookers when they come to NYC for their meetings.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Gag me with a spoon.

      Omar and Tlaib are far from beautiful women. One has a diaper on her head, and the other looks constipated. LOL

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      No one is going to go to jail for this.
      It’s UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE.

      BH, I don’t have issues with high blood pressure.
      Otherwise, with all of the news coming out about these Franken-jabs, I would lose my mind.

      I try hard not to think about my family members alone, who were poisoned.

      I stated for a very long time already that this entire evil plan was extremely meticulously plotted and executed.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Unfortunately, I do have high blood pressure. I really do hope that Hashem sees, not just myself, but all of us through this.

    1. Sapper 9

      I never knew that there was a Jewish Heritage month, I guess because big business and the propagandists avoid it unless they can politicize it.

    1. Weary Traveler

      What part of the word “no” do these fruitcakes not understand? How hard is “NO to understand. It only has two letters, how hard can it be?

        1. Weary Traveler

          Plenty of times I would like to send them to that reward. A little payback for the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.

  8. Weary Traveler

    But is that really the last of it? Remember, a precedent was set, which means they will try it again, and sooner rather than later as they are already discussing “Climate Lockdowns” with the “15 Minute Cities.”

    15 Days Finally Ends After 1,141 Days

    https://brownstone.org/articles/15-days-finally-ends-after-1141-days/

    “In some ways, the repeal is a victory against the irrational tyranny behind the vaccine mandates that have been part of the entire lockdown paradigm.

    A very minor victory at that. Now it is time for accountability, and nothing short of execution will suffice.

    “Americans no longer have to choose between taking an experimental, ineffective medical product and keeping their job.

    If anything, this is an understatement. It’s more than just losing a job, but finding yourself blacklisted, and being unable to earn a living at all. Felons who have committed the worst acts like rape and murder are given far more of a chance to rebuild their lives, by the very society they victimized, than those of us who were victimized by the society itself for being told “no jab, no job.” As if declaring your own bodily autonomy and saying “no, I will not be a lab rat”, is a crime worse than either rape or murder.

    Let that sink in.

    “At the same time, however, it is far from a victory; we have returned to what should be the normal state, and we already witnessed the suffering that the mandates incurred. Millions of people were forced to choose between the truth of their convictions and earning a living.”

    Exactly… The damage has been done, and nothing can undo it. It is time for reparations to start. And mass executions of those in power who carried this out, and even the stupid sheeple that enabled them. They are the worst, actually.

    “Others lost years of visiting loved ones in foreign countries. The people who implemented this Hell remain in power, and they appear unremorseful.

    That is because they are evil sociopaths, so they have no remorse. If anything, they are proud of themselves.

    ““We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” he scolded unvaccinated Americans. “Your refusal has cost all of us.”

    I remember that well. Never in my life did I have such an overpowering urge to commit unspeakable acts of violence against a frail old man.

      1. Weary Traveler

        And check your email in a minute or two. Per our conversation below, I wanted to share a funny story with you I probably can’t post here that I was just reminded of.

    1. Tony

      The big question that comes to mind is, will these children be safe when the big one comes along and the
      Gaza terrorists are wiped out as they should be.That worries me.

  9. Proud Conservative Mom

    1. Terrorist dies of hunger strike.
    2. Gaza launches 100 rockets into Israel
    3. Israel strikes strategic areas in Gaza to stop rockets.
    4. Anti-Israel crowd reports about Israel’s inhumanity.

    You cannot make it up.

    1. george linker

      There is a reason why paper straws were replaced with plastic ones in the first place.

          1. george linker

            To many fall for marxism simply because it appears good when one teaches them only the good part and leave out the truth. Suckers are born everyday and swarm like ants.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            BINGO.

            Their leaders paint a picture of Utopia, and indeed like suckers they fall for it.
            There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

            Tragically, the normal people are paying the price for this.

            The Green Movement, is really the red Marxism movement rebranded.

  10. Tony

    Palestinian gunmen killed weeks after shooting three British-Israeli women dead

    Excellent news.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Good morning Sarge! 😃😃😃
        How are you doing?

        I’m still wearing a coat today. 😂😂😂
        The rain has been making everything feel more raw and cold in addition to the temperature being anything but “Spring-like.”

        That being said I’m HERE BH!
        That’s always a huge gift.

        How are you doing?

        1. "Divergent" sgthwjack ✯

          Cloudy and about 70° here. Still dry, really could use some rain but it’s good working outside weather. Doing good and making progress! 👍

      2. Chief Mac

        When I was in Minnesota they have 4 seasons – Snow, Sleet. Rain and the 4th of July

  11. Proud Conservative Mom

    On Not Being Afraid of Greatness

    By: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ZTL

    Parshas Emor (Leviticus 21-24)

    Embedded in this week’s parsha are two of the most fundamental commands of Judaism – commands that touch on the very nature of Jewish identity.

    Do not desecrate My holy name. I must be sanctified among the Israelites. I am the Lord, who made you holy and who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the Lord.’ (Leviticus 22:32)

    The two commands are respectively the prohibition against desecrating God’s name, Chillul Hashem, and the positive corollary, Kiddush Hashem, that we are commanded to sanctify God’s name. But in what sense can we sanctify or desecrate God’s name?

    First we have to understand the concept of “name” as it applies to God. A name is how we are known to others. God’s “name” is therefore His standing in the world. Do people acknowledge Him, respect Him, honour Him?

    The commands of Kiddush Hashem and Chillul Hashem locate that responsibility in the conduct and fate of the Jewish people. This is what Isaiah meant when he said: “You are My witnesses, says God, that I am God” (Isaiah 43:10).

    The God of Israel is the God of all humanity. He created the universe and life itself. He made all of us – Jew and non-Jew alike – in His image. He cares for all of us: “His tender mercies are on all his works” (Ps. 145:9). Yet the God of Israel is radically unlike the gods in which the ancients believed, and the reality in which today’s scientific atheists believe. He is not identical with nature. He created nature. He is not identical with the physical universe. He transcends the universe. We are not capable mapping or quantifying Him by science – through observation, measurement and calculation – for He is not that kind of thing at all. How then is He known?

    The radical claim of the Torah is that He is known, not exclusively but primarily, through Jewish history and through the ways Jews live. As Moses says at the end of his life:

    Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? Has any other people heard the Voice of God speaking out of fire, as you have, and lived? Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation, by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes? (Deut. 4:32-34)

    Thirty-three centuries ago, Moses already knew that Jewish history was and would continue to be unique. No other nation has survived such trials. The revelation of God to Israel was unique. No other religion is built on a direct revelation of God to an entire people as happened at Mount Sinai. Therefore God – the God of revelation and redemption – is known to the world through the people of Israel. In ourselves we are testimony to something beyond ourselves. We are God’s ambassadors to the world.

    Therefore when we behave in such a way as to evoke admiration for Judaism as a faith and a way of life, that is a Kiddush Hashem, a sanctification of God’s name. When we do the opposite – when we betray that faith and way of life, causing people to have contempt for the God of Israel – that is a Chillul Hashem, a desecration of God’s name. That is what Amos meant when he said:

    They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground, and deny justice to the oppressed … so desecrate My holy name. (Amos 2:7)

    When Jews behave badly, unethically, unjustly, they create a Chillul Hashem. They cause others to say: I cannot respect a religion, or a God, that inspire people to behave in such a way. The same applies on a larger, more international scale. The Prophet who never tired of pointing this out was Ezekiel, the man who went into exile to Babylon after the destruction of the First Temple. This is what he heard from God:

    I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions. And wherever they went among the nations they profaned My holy name, for it was said of them, “These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave His land.” (Ezekiel 36:19)

    When Jews are defeated and sent into exile, it is not only a tragedy for them. It is a tragedy for God. He feels like a parent would feel seeing their child disgraced and sent to prison. A parent often feels a sense of shame and, worse than that, of inexplicable failure. “How is it that, despite all I did for him, I could not save my child from himself?” When Jews are faithful to their mission, when they live and lead and inspire as Jews, then God’s name is exalted. That is what Isaiah meant when he said, in God’s name: “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified” (Isaiah 49:3).

    That is the logic of Kiddush Hashem and Chillul Hashem. The fate of God’s “name” in the world is dependent on us and how we behave. No nation has ever been given a greater or more fateful responsibility. And it means that we each have a share in this task.

    When a Jew, especially a religious Jew, behaves badly – acts unethically in business, or is guilty of sexual abuse, or utters a racist remark, or acts with contempt for others – it reflects badly on all Jews and on Judaism itself. And when a Jew, especially a religious Jew, acts well – develops a reputation for acting honourably in business, or caring for victims of abuse, or showing conspicuous generosity of spirit – not only does it reflect well on Jews. It increases the respect people have for religion in general, and thus for God.

    Maimonides adds, in the passage from his law code speaking of Kiddush Hashem:

    If a person has been scrupulous in his conduct, gentle in his conversation, pleasant toward his fellow creatures, affable in manner when receiving, not retorting even when affronted, but showing courtesy to all, even to those who treat him with disdain, conducting his business affairs with integrity … And doing more than his duty in all things, while avoiding extremes and exaggerations – such a person has sanctified God.1

    Rabbi Norman Lamm tells the amusing story of Mendel the waiter. When the news came through to a cruise liner about the daring Israeli raid on Entebbe in 1976, the passengers wanted to pay tribute, in some way, to Israel and the Jewish people. A search was undertaken to see if there were any Jewish members on board the ship. Only one Jew could be found: Mendel the waiter. So, at a solemn ceremony, the captain of the cruise liner, on behalf of all the passengers, offered his deep congratulations to Mendel, who suddenly found himself elected de facto as the ambassador of the Jewish people. We are all, like it or not, ambassadors of the Jewish people, and how we live, behave and treat others reflects not only on us as individuals but on Jewry as a whole, and thus on Judaism and the God of Israel.

    “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon ‘em,” wrote Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Throughout history Jews have had greatness thrust upon them. As the late Milton Himmelfarb wrote: “The number of Jews in the world is smaller than a small statistical error in the Chinese census. Yet we remain bigger than our numbers. Big things seem to happen around us and to us.”2

    God trusted us enough to make us His ambassadors to an often faithless, brutal world. The choice is ours. Will our lives be a Kiddush Hashem, or God forbid, the opposite? To have done something, even one act in a lifetime, to make someone grateful that there is a God in heaven who inspires people to do good on earth, is perhaps the greatest achievement to which anyone can aspire.

    Shakespeare rightly defined the challenge: “Be not afraid of greatness.” A great leader has the responsibility both to be an ambassador and to inspire their people to be ambassadors as well.

    1. Maimonides, Hilchot Yesodei ha-Torah, 5:11.
    2. Milton Himmelfarb, Jews and Gentiles, Encounter Books, 2007, 141.

  12. Proud Conservative Mom

    Counting the Omer

    By: Rabbi Yehuda Appel

    Parshas Emor (Leviticus 21-24)

    A famous parable describes how a poor man, desperate to find the means to support his family, sets sail to foreign shores. Tragically, his ship is sunk in the stormy sea, but he somehow makes it to a tropical island. Much to his amazement, when he steps ashore he sees that the island is literally covered with diamonds. There are diamonds on the beach, diamonds on the side of the road, diamonds everywhere.

    Determined to return home, he finds a shipbuilder on the island and offers to pay him in diamonds to build a boat. The shipbuilder laughs and then says, “But what am I going to do with worthless diamonds?!”

    The hapless stranger soon learns that the currency of value on the island is meat gristle. Working very hard over a number of years, he earns enough meat gristle not only to pay for the building of a boat, but also to have plenty to bring back with him. When his boat is finished, the hapless traveler loads it up with meat gristle and heads home.

    When he arrives home, his family is overjoyed to see him. Proudly, he announces, “We are now rich!” He opens the hatch of the boat and shows them… meat gristle! A ghastly silence hangs in the air. The poor man realizes his tragic mistake, and begins to cry.

    Each of us is, to some extent, the poor man in this story. Brought into this world to accomplish certain tasks and uphold certain values, we often lose our way in the frantic pace of modern life. Too often, whether it be choosing career over family, or the tradeoff between expediency and values, we find ourselves trading diamonds for meat gristle. Tragically, we can never regain that lost time.

    How do we combat this confusion?

    One of the most powerful tools Judaism offers is Shabbat. On Shabbat, a Jew frees himself from the frantic, all-absorbing activities of the week – in order to step back and focus on the truly important elements in life. On Shabbat, we spend more time at home with our family, and in synagogue with our God. We take walks, review the accomplishments of the week, and contemplate the direction of our life.

    Judaism says there are two other particularly powerful times to work on evaluating one’s actions: the High Holidays, and the period between Passover and Shavuot. This latter period, described in this week’s Torah portion, Emor, is known as the time of “Counting the Omer.” Beginning on the second day of Passover, the Torah commands us to count 49 days leading up to Shavuot, the celebration of our receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai.

    According to many commentaries, the purpose of this count is to bridge the holiday of Passover to the holiday of Shavuot. While it is true that the Jewish people received their physical freedom on Passover, that freedom was essentially without purpose until they were given the Torah on Mount Sinai on Shavuot. Thus Shavuot is the ultimate purpose of the Passover saga. Our counting the days as we move towards Shavuot reminds us to focus on meaningful goals, as symbolized by the Torah and Mount Sinai.

    According to many commentaries, the purpose of this count is to bridge the holiday of Passover to the holiday of Shavuot. While it is true that the Jewish people received their physical freedom on Passover, that freedom was essentially without purpose until they were given the Torah on Mount Sinai on Shavuot. Thus Shavuot is the ultimate purpose of the Passover saga. Our counting the days as we move towards Shavuot reminds us to focus on meaningful goals, as symbolized by the Torah and Mount Sinai.

    Other sources (Nachmanides and the Abarbanel) note the association between the counting of the Omer and the harvest seasons. The word “Omer” itself denotes a dry measurement and refers to the amount of barley flour that was brought as an offering to the Temple on the second day of Passover. This offering came at the time of the barley harvest and was an expression of thanks to God. At the end of the 49 days of counting, at the time of the wheat harvest, an offering of wheat flour was also brought.

    According to the Abarbanel, with all their involvement in farming activities, the agrarian population of Israel could become too absorbed in their work and forget the significance of the period. The counting of the Omer served to act as a brake on such self-absorption, and refocus them on the values represented by the Shavuot holiday.

    During these weeks, when Jews around the world are counting of the Omer, it has become another modern-day reminder to focus on the diamonds in our lives… and not the gristle.

    1. Weary Traveler

      I remember that “Smiling Bob” character too. The only difference was people just laughed at Smiling Bob, whereas Dylan destroys any brand he puts his face to.

      I sincerely hope he gets hired as the next chair of the DNC. LOL

  13. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Breaking Now – George Soros funded, St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Kim Gardner resigns effective June 1.

    After months of calls, requests, and demands for her to resign, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is stepping down. Her resignation is effective June 1.

    “It is not the first time the legislature has proposed bills that would take away our city’s power — that has happened in nearly every legislative session since I took office. It is also clear to me, however, that as long as I remain in the office, it will not be the last,” Gardner said.

    Multiple attorneys have resigned from the Circuit Attorney’s Office since the attorney general announced his case against Gardner, which came after a defendant out on bond allegedly caused a crash that resulted in a 17-year-old’s legs being amputated. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c72d34d9bce65b09b48d2ca9b3f6a13eb9f1016e0d6a52014b2f7f36b1e9648.jpg

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Sapper 9

      She should have been disbarred and jailed for her coup against Governor Greitens, she is a SOROS puppet; however, according to the Propagandists I am not an antisemite for saying that. Lol

  14. Proud Conservative Mom

    The IRS is hiring special agents prepared to use ‘deadly force’ if needed and is paying up to $95,000

    The IRS wants to ramp up its efforts regarding tax collection and ensure that what needs to be paid gets paid. To do this, they’re hiring special agents, offering them up to almost $95,000, and ensuring they are prepared to use “deadly force” if necessary.

    The Internal Revenue Service plans to hire more people within its Criminal Investigation branch, the agency’s law enforcement branch. They posted the hiring ad on their website describing what they were looking for.

    The qualifications include skills in accounting and law enforcement. This was so that the agents could be skilled enough to have financial crimes investigated.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  15. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – Tucker Carlson floats moderating alternate GOP primary debate with Trump

    Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News primetime host is reportedly floating the idea of hosting his own Republican primary forum.

    Carlson, according to the Washington Post, citing people familiar with his thinking, is interested in hosting a forum for 2024 GOP candidates.

    Carlson has even chatted about the idea with former President Trump, according to the report, who has threatened to skip one or both of the first Republican debates.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

          1. Weary Traveler

            I started watching some of those clips the other day when John Gillis and I were poking fun at Gus on W3P as we always do, and John made a remark about how Gus would not even be invited to his own funeral. And that reminded me of one of my favorite Golden Girls moments.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–q5RNVk7XU

          2. Weary Traveler

            He has. And John too.

            But that doesn’t stop us from making fun of him.

            Ever since he made a big stink about not being included on the invite lists. So now, everyday since, I respond to the invite as soon as I see in my notifications; “Gus not invited.” Which still keeps getting a bunch of upvotes, and starts of banter between me and John, which also gets a bunch of upvotes. LOL

          3. Weary Traveler

            John and I have so much fun free-styling creative stories about his demise in to loserdom.

            It was hilarious, because one of the resident missionaries, Elaine, tried to chastise me and John for “spreading lies” because “what would Jesus do”. We both had some fun putting her in her place. LOL

          4. Weary Traveler

            She doesn’t like us much. She really seems to hate me. I have such an adoring fan club among missionaries. LOL

    1. Weary Traveler

      Funny how they all sit around a grand room in their best clothes as if they are legitimate governments.

  16. Proud Conservative Mom

    “Riley Gaines, former collegiate swimmer, has filed $2M lawsuit against Lia Thomas, another collegiate swimmer. The lawsuit alleges that (male) Lia Thomas “took everything” from Gaines, referring to her athletic achievements & scholarship opportunities”

        1. Weary Traveler

          Fortunately London Breed isn’t the only one bearing that name. Just one of the more famous ones, unfortunately.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Given the era and place I was born, I am surprised I wasn’t named after a planet or a galaxy. LOL

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Of course! 🤦🤦🤦

        That’s one of my son’s names and one of my grandson’s names as well.
        Good grief! 😱😱😱😬😬😬😳😳😳

        I’m more overtired than I thought!

          1. Weary Traveler

            The Xymox song, Dystopia, talks about being temporarily stuck there on their way back home after their US tour was cancelled by the SCAMdemic.

            It was interesting because in a magazine interview I read with Ronny Moorings, he described Europe being somewhat similar to the US in how some regions of countries were not as strict on the mandates as others.

            His current country of residence, which is Germany, was a good example. They have lived in Leipzig for almost 20 years now. Moorings stated that Leipzig was way less strict in enforcement than Berlin.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            He lives in Germany!
            I get chills down my spine thinking about it.

            (My son had a stopover there twice. I had no peace until he left Germany.)

            It’s great that he lives in a region that’s not so strict.

          3. Weary Traveler

            He is originally from Holland. But lived in London for several years, back to Amsterdam, and has been in Leipzig since 2005’ish.

            The world over, smaller cities tend to be way more laid back over all than the bigger ones.

            Big cities may be fun and exciting places to live when you are really young. All one tends to see when they are much younger is having so much culture and excitement at your fingertips. But when one gets closer to middle age, and certain priorities start to change, not so much.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Even a Gentile like me knows it’s Xtianity in Jewish drag. So what’s their problem? Are they actually dumber than AOC?

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        That’s a great analogy. 😄😄😄

        That’s how I feel sometimes.
        Their sheeple are not knowledgeable.
        Their leaders know enough to fool Jews who don’t know enough about their heritage.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Feel free to use that analogy anytime.

          I am sure they would be so thrilled being cast in to the “trans” category. It would be worth it for their reactions alone. LOL

          1. Weary Traveler

            Remember that vintage T shirt I sent you the link to yesterday that I would so love to add to my collection?

            I was just imagining owing one, and wearing it the next time the JW’s are in the neighborhood. If I ever visited Israel, I would be sure I was wearing it walking by J4J. LOL

            And if by some miracle, I was able to get my hands on one those shirts, getting you one so you can wear it on your neighborhood walks as you pass certain structures. LOL

          2. Weary Traveler

            Just know my birthday is coming up in three months, so if you ever happen upon one of those in an XL….. LOL

          3. Weary Traveler

            If it did exist as a shirt, the only place I can think of it might sold is Etsy. But if the image is copyrighted, that could be a problem for anyone trying to sell it.

          4. Weary Traveler

            Memes are kind of a weird grey area. People generate them all the time, and share them, and we don’t know who the originator of most of them are. Most are not going to go through the trouble of copyrighting them. But then again, that is because so far, to my own knowledge anyway, no one has made any money from a meme. But I am sure if someone did, someone somewhere would claim it, and file a lawsuit. But without proof of any copyright…

          5. Weary Traveler

            Just know my birthday is coming up in three months, so if you ever happen upon one of those in an XL….. LOL

    2. Chief Mac

      If they are Jewish then they should be able to discuss the Torah in it’s original language

  17. Proud Conservative Mom

    GEVALT!
    I had a pastor retweet my Tweet. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c61eaccc6f4c9ee834b7d8f559e50860b0e63cf8d952b25562ff1abe649f29f.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f1c838c467bdbb2fde611ac399f626d16d70f846b885fc454767d5a410fa2dc.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1affd8f3f0ea0269e9846fc7ae8d923b2eacfd9a466ce54539e9e29dd3060e0e.png

    @dr_darko:disqus, look at his bio description and what he preaches.

    Goodness! 😳🙊🙉🙈

        1. Weary Traveler

          Unfortunately, one of the big staples of Xtianity is the end times prophecy in Revelation, which is what everything builds towards.

          Not that it wasn’t always there, or not part of the old world, but somehow it got more prevalent with American evangelicals and the street preachers of the 19th century. American Xtians spend a lot more time talking about it than their counterparts in other parts of the world do.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            You are correct on all fronts.

            I know Christians who obsess about it.

            Some that I have spoken with are very frightened by it.
            One was even afraid to have more children because she was so very fearful about it.

          2. Weary Traveler

            Fear is how the church keeps so many members.

            I remember after Harold Camping’s failed rapture prediction back in 2011, a woman in Southern California, I think, ended up in prison after killing her own children because she was so convinced of Camping’s prediction, she thought she was sparing her children the “tribulation.”

            Even though, thankfully, few have ever gone to that extreme, still, it is a form of death worship. And there is hatred and a reverse snobbery behind it too.

          3. Proud Conservative Mom

            Your opening statement is completely spot on.
            I know it.
            Some want to leave but are terrified to do so.

            I never knew that story.
            How awful…

            Agree with your closing statement.
            💯💯💯💯💯💯

          4. Weary Traveler

            I think Zacharias Wallerstein had the best answer to those scared. And funny enough, it is actually a very similar argument that Xtians use on Atheists.

            And that is the “what if I am right, and you are wrong” and vice versa argument.

            Except in Wallerstein’s case, the Jew is just fine if the Xtian is right because the Jew prayed directly to God. Whereas if the Jew is right, the Xtian has to account for the fact that he prayed to someone other than God.

            I am now remembering the video, as I am sure it is one you posted here, and we had this very conversation. Because now that I am thinking about it, I remember raising the point that even if the Xtians are correct, JC is technically committing an insurrection.

          5. Proud Conservative Mom

            I might have sent it to you privately.
            🤔🤔🤔

            Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein ZTL’s reasoning and debating skills were so very brilliant.

            Indeed, the Jew has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

            You indeed mentioned the insurrection factor.
            Of course, you are correct about it.

          6. Weary Traveler

            Maybe you did and I am getting my wires crossed again.

            Since I can’t blame COVID, I wonder what my problem is? LOL

          7. Proud Conservative Mom

            I honestly am a bit insecure regarding my memory currently and thought process.🤦😬

            It will get fixed sooner rather than later, BH. 🙏

            You have alot going on.
            That is the bottom line.

          8. Sapper 9

            The book of revelations was written with ambiguous wording and it is easy to insert modern and past events to make them fit; just my opinion.

          9. Weary Traveler

            I would agree with that for the most part. People have been claiming we are in the “end times” ever since St. John wrote the book of Revelations.

            It’s unfortunately become a religion unto itself. To their credit, the Catholics don’t spend nearly as much time harping on it as some of the Evangelical sects do.

    1. Weary Traveler

      Why would she even bring that up? She’s too smart for that to have been a misspeak.

      She could have just stopped with saying “that is the Dennis Prager mentality” and just added, “which I agree with.”

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        It wasn’t a misspeak.
        She revealed herself when the Kanye issue transpired. 😡😡😡😡😡😡

        Yup.
        She knew exactly what she was doing.
        Indeed she could have ended it there.

        1. Weary Traveler

          I remember some people trying to use the “misspeak” excuse with Kanye. Which I didn’t buy, and even less so after he had an opportunity to clarify it, and did so by doubling down.

    1. Wishy

      Great hat, I need one of those that say, “I fix, build, make & create stuff”.

  18. bill smith

    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has opened online public consultations to gather feedback on a request made by an LGBTQ rights advocacy organization asking for a ban on Fox News programming from Canadian cable television packages due to previous comments made by former Fox host Tucker Carlson.

    Egale Canada wrote an open letter to the CRTC on April 4 asking Canada’s broadcast regulator to begin a “consultation on the appropriateness” of Fox News’ availability in cable packages, after Carlson said during a segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that some transgender people “seem to be mad, specifically at traditional Christians.”

    “It was just last week that we noticed that parts of the transgender movement seemed to be getting militant and possibly dangerous,” Carlson said on March 28, commenting on the killing of several children and adults at a private Christian school in Nashville on March 27 by a shooter identifying as transgender.

    Egale said Carlson’s comments “aimed to provoke hatred and violence against 2SLGBTQI+ communities,” adding that, as a result, Fox News programming is “in clear violation of Canadian broadcasting standards and has no place on Canadian broadcasting networks.”

    “We are calling on the CRTC to begin public consultations on the removal of Fox News from the list of non-Canadian programming authorized for distribution in Canada,” Egale wrote.

    Carlson has left Fox News since Egale’s letter of complaint. Nevertheless, the CRTC opened its consultations on the matter on May 3.

    As of May 4, two submissions are available for viewing on the CRTC’s online consultation portal, both expressing opposition to removing Fox News from Canadian cable packages.

    The CRTC would not comment on Egale’s request that Fox News be banned, as it said the commission is currently reviewing the issue.

    Canadian individuals and groups can submit their feedback through the online consultation until June 2.

    The CRTC maintains a list of international broadcasters that cable providers can offer Canadians in packages. The broadcast regulator revoked Russia Today’s broadcasting licence, after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Conservative MP Michael Chong has also called on the federal government to issue an order-in-council asking the CRTC to ban Beijing’s state-run China Global Television Network (CGTN).

    “CGTN, China’s authoritarian state-controlled broadcaster, is still operating here, spreading disinformation and propaganda and violating international human rights laws,” Chong said to Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino during a House committee meeting on Canada-China relations on Feb. 6.

  19. Proud Conservative Mom

    *Sivan Rahav-Meir / The Daily Portion / Five elements of this Shabbat*

    1. Today, Friday, is Pesach Sheini (Second Pesach). In the Torah, it is related that those who were unable to celebrate Pesach in the month of Nissan were given the opportunity to celebrate it a month later. In Chasidic literature, it is taught that Pesach Sheini teaches us that we should never despair because *it is alway possible to rectify the past*.

    2. The counting of the Omer continues. On Friday evening we will count the 30th day between Pesach and Shavuot. And on Monday evening of next week, we will count the 33rd day, familiarly known as *Lag BaOmer*, the day on which Shimon bar Yochai passed away. Authorship of the Zohar — the source of the Kabbalah or hidden, mystical Torah — is traditionally ascribed to him.

    3. In the synagogue on Shabbat morning, we read this week’s Torah portion of *Emor* from the book of Leviticus.

    4. In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the special laws regarding the holiness of the Kohanim and their service in the Mishkan (tabernacle). *We also read about the essential aspects of Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur*.

    5. The holiday mentioned in the Torah portion prior to those listed above is *Shabbat*. It’s the holiday that repeats itself once a week all year long.

  20. Tony

    ‘I declare COVID over’: World Health Organization boss says pandemic is no longer a global health emergency

        1. Chief Mac

          Everyday it is the same – they should just change their name to Der Stürmer and be done with pretending

  21. Proud Conservative Mom

    U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Action Over Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation

    Recent research shows half of U.S. adults experience loneliness daily.

    The Surgeon General is calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in the United States.

    He’s recommending developing parks and libraries that enhance social connections, paid family leave, and accessible public transportation.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    (I’m SHOCKED. SHOCKED, I tell you! 😡😡😡😱😱😱)

  22. Proud Conservative Mom

    Double Standards: Liberal SCOTUS Justice Pockets Millions From Publisher In Conflict Of Interest Case

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor continued hearing multiple copyright infringement cases involving Penguin Random House – even though the publisher handed her $3 million.

    Sotomayor received two separate payments totaling $1.9 million in 2012 and one $1.2 million advance payment from Knopf Doubleday Group – a part of the conglomerate – in 2010 – payments that make up her most significant source of income by far.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    (The Left gets away with everything on this side of Heaven.)

  23. Proud Conservative Mom

    Coronating King Charles III

    From Rabbi Nechemia Coppersmith of Aish HaTorah:

    One detail about the upcoming coronation of Kings Charles III and The Queen Consort piqued my interest. The oil that will be used to anoint him as king was consecrated in Jerusalem’s Old City, two minutes away from my office, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

    Anointing oil? Consecration? Coronating a king? It all sounded so, well, biblical. I was curious to delve into Jewish sources about the anointing oil used to anoint Jewish kings and explore the deeper meaning behind the oil.

    The new “sacred oil” – that’s how it’s being referred to in mainstream press – was created from olives harvested and grown on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, under the order of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who will officiate the coronation.

    He said, “This demonstrates the deep historic link between the Coronation, the Bible and the Holy Land. From ancient kings through to the present day, monarchs have been anointed with oil from this sacred place. As we prepare to anoint The King and The Queen Consort, I pray that they would be guided and strengthened by the Holy Spirit.”

    I wouldn’t have expressed quite that way, but the Archbishop of Canterbury was actually onto something.

    The anointing oil is referred to in the Torah (Exodus 30:22-33) when God instructs Moses to produce it to consecrate kings and High Priests, as well as the Tabernacle and its utensils (such as the ark, altars and menorah). That’s a lot of anointing! But the Talmud states that the original oil Moses produced in the desert, though only 12 logs (around 1 gallon), miraculously lasted for all of Israel’s history and exists in its full quantity today (Horiyot 11b).

    No, King Charles can’t get his hands on some of it. The oil was hidden away by King Josiah towards the end of the First Temple era – when he hid the Ark of the Covenant and some other sacred items, knowing that the Temple was soon to be destroyed.

    When the Temple is rebuilt, the oil will be revealed from its hiding place – together with the Ark – and the future King of Israel (aka the Messiah, Mashiach in Hebrew, which means “the anointed one”) will be anointed with it.

    Why were Jewish kings anointed with oil specifically? And what’s the significance of the miracle of Moses’s oil lasting forever? (Seems like a far bigger miracle than the flask of oil burning for eight days!)

    In Judaism, anointing with oil signifies the endowment of divine power, authority, and blessings upon the new king. Oil, which was also used to light the menorah in the Temple, represents the light of Jewish wisdom that illuminates the world. Accessing the pure oil requires squeezing the olive, symbolizing the necessity to put in maximum effort to attain wisdom.

    The Talmud (Megillah 6b) states that God makes a rare promise: no matter what your IQ is, if your yearning for Jewish wisdom is so strong that in translates into blood, sweat and tears, God will open up the gates of wisdom and coronate you with the Crown of Torah. Accessing the wealth of Jewish wisdom is totally available for anyone who wants it badly enough.

    Perhaps that is why Moses’ oil will never be depleted. The oil represents the infinite Torah that is available always, to everyone, for all time.

    But there’s one more catch. You can only attain it through humility. In the verse, “Where shall wisdom be found” (Job 28:12), the Hebrew word for “where” is “me’ayin” which also means “from nothingness”. The Talmud (Sotah, 21b) says that Torah wisdom can only be found in one who “makes nothing” of himself. That is why a king was commanded to write his own Torah scroll and carry it at all times next to his heart, reminding himself that he is not above God.

    May the lessons of the anointing oil rub off on King Charles, and may God bless him with clarity and wisdom in these confusing times.

    Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith
    Editor in Chief, Aish.com

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      There was a Chareidi basher in that conversation.

      It infuriated me also because I have family who served in the IDF.
      I had a cousin who was killed in action.

      If there wouldn’t be Jews learning Torah every nanosecond the world would revert back to nothingness.
      Torah, is the very life force of the world.

      Hashem with His tremendous kindness, created time zones to make this easier to accomplish.

    2. Weary Traveler

      Hashem knows better than we do that without free will, our love is meaningless.

      It reminds me a little bit of the premise to the 1980s Eddie Murphy comedy, Coming To America. Eddie Murphy plays this very wealthy prince of an African nation who just turns 21, and is supposed to be married so he can succeed his father’s throne, and produce an heir.

      Problem; he doesn’t want to marry the woman they selected for him. He tries to get to know her, and asks her all kinds of questions about herself, like what kind of books does she like to read, or what kind of music she enjoys listening to, and every answer is the same; “what ever you like.” He doesn’t want to marry someone that has no mind of her own, so he convinces his parents to let him spend a month in America to “live it up”, but in reality, he plans on finding his own bride.

      He pretends to be a poor college student. Moves in to the crappiest apartment he can find, and takes the crappiest job he can get, because he wants to make sure that who ever loves him, freely loves him for him.

    3. Chief Mac

      It staggers the mind that Americans cannot fathom that Israel introduced Blitzkreig to the Islamofascists and did it better than either the Germans or Americans could. They also ignored that Israel used the Talmud as a roadmap to drive on roads that nobody knew about for 2,000 years

      1. Sapper 9

        I wish I made it up, this act infuriates me; however, it does sound like a Babylon bee article.

    1. george linker

      No child of two has gender dysphboria. They do not even understand what gender is.

      1. Sapper 9

        Until they reach puberty it isn’t possible to even begin to understand their inclinations.

    2. Tony

      I can’t believe that this madness is actually happening, and worldwide as well.

  24. bill smith

    Got a notice from WP, that there has been an update. Let me refresh this page and see if the comments are still here.

    1. george linker

      Some women hide being buttheads behind being women and behind their color. They cannot function without pushing themselves falsely.

    1. Weary Traveler

      It’s the only way they can sell their lifestyle to the rest of us. It doesn’t work though. They taste nothing like real meat.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Good morning!
        It most definitely does not.

        You would appreciate this.
        I had a conversation with a nutritionist about foods high in iron.
        Two of the recommendations were liver and kale.
        I told her that those two just are never happening!

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      LOL!
      I eat veggie burgers, but would never consider that a substitute for real meat.
      (That has nothing to do with the iron in it. It’s the taste. Meat prepared well is delicious.)

  25. Weary Traveler

    A little late for Valentin’s Day…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXa1GYIXM3g

    I love Rabbi Lapin’s hat tip to Ayn Rand at the start of this video.

    As everyone here knows, she is one of my intellectual heroes. As so many guys might fantasize about what their dream wife/woman would look like = comparing physical features of famous beautiful women, and making a composite, the only thing I could think of would be Ayn Rand’s mind. I would definitely want a wife that was that intelligent and strong willed.

    Knowing exactly what she wants in life, but also being unafraid to stand up for herself and what she believes in, and too bad if it offends anyone.

    The best part is the passage from Atlas Shrugged that Rabbi Lapin shares with us. It was exactly my on views on the topic of love and sex, even long before ever reading Atlas Shrugged, which, I am sorry to say was not required reading when I was in high school, although it should have been. Ayn Rand just worded my own thoughts more eloquently than I ever would have been able to.

    Rabbi Lapin also brings up an interesting point about use of Viagra among men who earn less than their wives, and I would further surmise are unemployed. I honestly think that was all by design, as he also mentions how hard it is to marry in times of economic hardship. I would say it is part of the depopulation agenda. Taking away man’s ability to earn a living is very much like castrating him.

    We really need to slaughter all the globalists.

    I have to laugh at the anecdote about the marriage counselor who has been divorced three times. Talk about “if you can’t be a good example, at least you can serve as a terrible warning.” LOL

    That touches on what is so wrong with our world. Too many losers setting the rules and telling us how things should be. Most of our politicians and bureaucrats are so useless, they should be lying in the gutter starving to death. Exactly like what they are trying to do to us. And I would include most CEOs in that as well. They are more than enough to make me wish that I practiced Voodoo.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Essentially this is transpiring in real time.
      I came across something last week that a transgender was put in charge of recruitment.
      I’m sure that people will flock to sign up.

  26. Proud Conservative Mom

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4aa565d969506e1bdf2329baf35329a6ab7ccbe231e0cfd3fe1350afd73257e8.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40d7ee6d8464514d966b569a5000966543fc6250ead36608639621bf25fa6cde.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f86ef39e5838e600652089ca7c7aa19b265b09ee7f337fb59683cf73223264d8.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/942c4cec299d9e46d177cbe0b5d5cc0a0680a13053d4070e99b73ee9dbba4e54.jpg

    The Southern part of Yisroel.

        1. Chief Mac

          Electron microscope and they only way the researchers would know if it was functioning is when he tells another one of his lies

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Apologies.
        I didn’t remember posting it before.

        Darn brain fog “light.” 🙁
        (I had very heavy brain fog when I had the Delta Variant.)

        BH, it will be cleared up with iron infusions.
        Tomorrow is my first one.

        (Have I ever mentioned how much I hate IVs? 😉 (I remember mentioning that before.))

  27. Proud Conservative Mom

    Marijuana May Cause 30% of Schizophrenia Cases in Men

    A major government-funded study has revealed that marijuana may be a driving force behind schizophrenia among young men.

    Researchers found about 30% of schizophrenia cases in men between the ages of 21 and 30 are linked to marijuana addiction.

    There is also a link across all ages.

    “The entanglement of substance use disorders and mental illnesses is a major public health issue,” the study’s co-founder said.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  28. Proud Conservative Mom

    9/11 Hijackers Were Recruited By The CIA Who Ran ‘Illegal Domestic Spy Operation – Sworn Declaration

    Glenn Beck highlighted the nefarious links between the Saudi hijackers and the CIA, confirmed by 11 ex-FBI agents, 2 ex-CIA agents, a CNN investigative journalist, the former deputy National Security Advisor, former Democratic Senator for Florida, and the co-chair of Congress’s Joint Inquiry into 9/11.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. george linker

      I was in a town in england that had two doorways in the same entrance way. Left was 9 right was 11 the street was endless street.

  29. Proud Conservative Mom

    CLIMATE LOCKDOWNS: WEF Advisor Suggests Radical Action

    “Look what happened with Covid. It’s not a deadly virus, it’s not the Black Death… Imagine with climate change, you can stop all flights, you can lockdown entire cities. Life goes on”, said Yuval Noah Harari.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. george linker

      The pandemic was a proving ground for the concept. Sceince has seized control of the world. Not doing what science wants is now a sin.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Like I said… Religion was abandoned because of the ugly totalitarian aspects of it. Science replaces it, and get the same ugly totalitarian aspects incorporated in to it. People failed to see the common denominator and learn from it.

    2. Weary Traveler

      Now they admit it is not the plague?

      Like George said, this was all just a test to see what they could get away with. Saw this coming early on when my a-hole neighbors were basking over how clean the air was over Beijing after weeks of lockdown. They should all be shot.

  30. Proud Conservative Mom

    Israel hands over Jordanian MP who allegedly smuggled 200 guns into West Bank

    A Jordanian parliamentarian arrested by Israeli authorities last month for attempting to smuggle over 200 firearms into the West Bank was released on Sunday to face trial back home.

    The Shin Bet security agency said MP Imad al-Adwan, detained at the Allenby Bridge border crossing on April 22, was handed over to Jordanian authorities for “further investigation and prosecution.”

    This year, al-Adwan smuggled firearms into Israel several times before being caught in April, the Shin Bet said.

    Al-Adwan was released to Jordanian authorities on Sunday despite Israel and Jordan not having an extradition agreement. His parliamentary immunity was lifted, according to Jordanian media, enabling him to stand trial.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  31. Proud Conservative Mom

    *James Comer & Chuck Grassley will be holding a press conference on Wednesday*

    Comer just sent a message to the DOJ:

    “Do not indict Hunter Biden before Wednesday…

    We know exactly what this family was doing…

    Wednesday will be a very big day for the American people in getting the facts presented to them so that they can know the truth.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  32. Proud Conservative Mom

    New – Dutch Police detain 154 soccer fans in Amsterdam for anti-Semitic chants

    Amsterdam police detained 154 soccer fans late Saturday evening, for chanting anti-Semitic songs in a subway. The suspects were warned several times to stop participating in a hate crime.

    When the perpetrators did not stop, the subway was halted and the police arrested the soccer fans for “group insult.” The metro was on its way to the Johan Cruijff Arena but had to be stopped at Strandvliet station around 7:30 p.m.

    Two local Ajax and AZ Alkmaar soccer clubs had a match at the stadium, but the police statement did not mention whose fans were arrested. Nor is the motive clear for the anti-Semitic chants. Anyone who participated was detained.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Tony

      They have police who do things like that in Amsterdam ? Over here it would be against the chanters’ human rights.

  33. IMSarahAnn

    Shavua Tov everyone! Prayers for each one of you always and for Israel and all her people, including yourselves who will endure and flourish. Hashem protects you eternally. Love, Sarah.

    1. Chief Mac

      I demand 2.4 million reparations for discrimination by the State of California against Whites

      1. Chief Mac

        And California is already bankrupt – they owe the state employees pension fund over $1 trillion

        1. Sapper 9

          I find it strange that young Marxists use a high dollar smart phone to call an Uber to go to a “protest” against capitalism, probably stopping to get an $8 coffee on the way and dinner at a trendy pop up restaurant. Hmmmm

          All the things the young commies love would not exist without capitalism.

    2. george linker

      Reparation are illegal and there is no one to pay. Not a single person living was a slave because of their race. This is just stupid following stupid. Buying voters and election rigging. Only suckers would fall for such tricks.

    1. Sapper 9

      The government did it’s best to exterminate the bearer of tasty meat on the bottom.

        1. Sapper 9

          I think that was one and the same if my memory of history is correct; I think they were doing it to force the Indians away from the black hills and the gold buried there .

      1. george linker

        It was war and eliminating the food of the enemy was standard practice. The spanish also turned pigs lose to destroy the food crops grown by the natives.

      1. Chief Mac

        My family fought for 6 years to get your soldiers to leave now we have some of you royals invading us. Since you think TaliBiden is so wonderful – you must take him in

      2. george linker

        There is no politician that is a wonderful person. Do you even know the man?

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Good afternoon!

      This article brings to mind: “If you give an inch, they’ll take the whole ruler.”

      The entire lockdown was unconscionable, unnecessary and extremely intentional.

      The mistake that many made was adhering to this tyranny.

      We don’t negotiate with terrorists.
      Why the heck was this any different?

      When one allows a bully to shake him down, he emboldens the bully.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Exactly. When the bully is emboldened to shake you down, he be all the more emboldened to shake others down. This is why I say pacifism breeds violence.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          CORRECT.
          Pacifism breeds violence.

          I apologize that I got interrupted from watching the Rabbi Lapin video.

          We ended up visiting my married children and grandchildren on Sunday.

          Today, I have been a “mess” for the past few hours.

          When I miss choir, I am really not feeling well. 🙃

          I’m going to listen to it ASAP.

          I’ve been having issues with focusing on long videos temporarily.
          That should resolve once my iron levels kick in to what they should be.

          I’m sorry in advance for venting.
          I’m extremely frustrating because I cannot focus on any deep dives into Torah.

          I’m extremely grateful that there will be an end in sight.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I’m sorry to hear that.

            Sadly, you are in good company, as it seems like everyone is a mess these days. Which isn’t surprising with everything BEING a giant hot mess since stupid rules the day of late.

            I can’t say I know anyone who is functioning properly at the moment. 🙁

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            Absolutely.
            I understand what you are saying.

            Many people haven’t been themselves.

            However for myself, I wasn’t dealing with brain fog issues at all since six months after I had Covid.

          3. Weary Traveler

            Being ill does take a lot out of a person. I am really hoping these iron infusions help you.

            I can’t help but laugh — mainly because I don’t blame you — that infusions were chosen over kale and liver. Personally, I would consider that combination too cruel and unusual to even serve to pedophiles. LOL

          4. Proud Conservative Mom

            No, no, no…

            Infusions weren’t chosen over kale and liver.
            Apologies for not being clear.

            I didn’t know that I had this issue until fairly recently.
            I never had an iron deficiency before.

            I have too little in my body to try to catch up with on my own.
            Hence, the infusions.

            A serving of Special K cereal daily without milk, but eaten with a food high in Vitamin C like a citrus fruit will maintain the proper levels after next week’s infusion.
            Vitamin C enables the body to digest the iron in the most productive way possible.

            Hopefully, it shouldn’t take very long to feel better from this.

            I have very poor veins that roll.
            I would NEVER substitute IVs for eating my iron.

            I knew there had to be another way.

            BH, I spoke to a great nutritionist.

          5. Weary Traveler

            I am glad to hear that. I really do hope this all goes well for you.

            The body can give us so much grief sometimes. I may look younger than I am, but I somehow feel so much older than I am. LOL

          6. Proud Conservative Mom

            TYMK.
            I really appreciate that.

            FYI, Calcium acts as a deterrent from the iron being digested correctly.
            Ergo, my eating the cereal dry.

            Oh my goodness…
            Indeed, the body can give us alot of grief. LOL!

            SECONDED, regarding your closing statement.
            (That’s not always true for myself. It’s when I am feeling very miserable that I feel that way. I try to stay young at heart.)

          7. Weary Traveler

            As you know, I have my own ways of staying young where I refuse to grow up. Kind of like the people in that one Punk Rock documentary that I told you about that Marty and I watched.

            Just because they became responsible family men, they never lost their “counter culture” identity. No trading in the Doc Martens’ for penny loafers. LOL

  34. Weary Traveler

    Remember when Trump once said that he could ‘shoot someone on Fifth Ave in broad daylight and still get elected?’

    That is all the more true today because of the left’s rotten behavior. The fanaticism of the left is now leading to them being canceled. If anything, their hatred of Trump only makes us stand behind him even more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUx2dk-iW3g

      1. Weary Traveler

        I think he made that remark back when he was running in 2016. I’ll have to look it up. I remember the left making a huge deal about it.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Now I am remembering. He was reiterating what other pundits were alluding to, which is that if “Trump shot someone on Fifth Ave, he wouldn’t lose a single vote” as an example of how his supporters wont be budged from him no matter what the press says.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Of course, the powers that be are freaking out.

      YES! MAGA is a new political movement.
      It goes against the establishment.

      I don’t know what ideas from the DemonRAT Party that Trump used.

      All of their ideas are insane.

      Therefore, I don’t agree with what this person stated regarding populist ideas “from both sides of the aisle.”

      1. Weary Traveler

        What I believe he is referring to was how Trump was able to swing a lot of blue collar workers in to the GOP, which mainly thanks to the influence of unions, was more part of the Democrat base as Republicans were more the pro-corporate party, which is an old narrative dating back to the days of FDR.

        Few Republicans ever broke that trend. Nixon tried with The Southern Strategy, which is lied about by mainstream experts. And of course we Remember the “Regan Democrats” of the 80s.”

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          Okay.
          That would make sense.

          That was the only thing that I could think of.
          If he was referring to the “Reagan Democrats” of the 80s.

          Indeed, Trump was able to sway alot of blue collar workers.

          Excellent point.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Since Bush Sr., the GOP practically forgot about the working class in spite of paying some lip service here and there. They forgot one of the reasons Regan was so successful. Not that the Dems are any better, but they have been paying lip service to the working class a lot longer, and with the unions doing their bidding.

            In reality, most blue collar/working class people are more conservative, and Trump knew this better than the professional political consultants from Yale and Stanford.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            It’s incredible how much Trump understood regarding all of the dynamics.

            Moreover, he was never able to be bought or sold.

            That’s why these evil people are hellbent on trying to totally destroy him.

          3. Weary Traveler

            The last thing they want is more honest people in government. Trump also emboldened a lot of young people who are patriotic to run for congress. A lot of good people steered clear of politics knowing they would be slandered out of existence the second they entered the arena.

            Especially if you were conservative, anyone knew the GOP would not defend you to the fullest, no matter how innocent you were. They would just toss you aside, and find someone else and hope they survive longer.

          4. Proud Conservative Mom

            For certain, they didn’t want honest people in the government.

            There have been countless numbers of people who never wanted to run because they were afraid that their families would be destroyed.
            Who could blame them?

            The GOP almost never goes to bat for Conservatives.

          1. Sapper 9

            It would be a felony to machine one for another, I am even fairly certain that a person isn’t even allowed to use the equipment belonging to another.

            We are being ruled by bureaucrats and regulations, not laws; it is supposed to be DUE PROCESS OF LAW, not harassment by bureaucratic edicts.

            I picked up those two 80% lowers for $36 each , with engraved fire control markings; they are supposed to be blemished, but, they are flawless.

            I assumed they would be scratched , which I could cover when I parkerize or cerecote the inside

  35. Proud Conservative Mom

    Starting from tonight through tomorrow evening is Lag B’Omer. Lag B’Omer refers to the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer.

    It is the Yahrtzeit (anniversary of the death) of the great sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      Understanding Lag B’Omer

      By: Yair Danielsohn

      What lies behind this enigmatic festival? And why the bonfires?

      In Israel, months before the advent of the festival of Lag B’Omer — the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49 days that bridge between Passover and Shavuot — one can see youngsters dragging all types of combustibles, from fallen trees to broken chairs to old mattresses. Their destination? The nearest empty lot, where they pile their treasured possessions to impossible heights and wait with eager anticipation until the night of Lag B’Omer, arguably their favorite time of year, when they turn the piles into enormous conflagrations. Ask anyone what the bonfires are for, and you’ll be told they are in celebration of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a great sage who lived and taught approximately half a century after the destruction of the second Temple.

      What lies behind this rather enigmatic festival of Lag B’Omer? What’s so special about the 33rd day of the Omer? And who was Rabbi Shimon, to whose name Lag B’Omer is inextricably tied, and why do we celebrate him? And why the bonfires?

      Some Background

      The first 33 days of the Omer are observed as a period of mourning. We do not take haircuts, perform weddings, or listen to music. What’s the mourning all about?

      Rabbi Akiva, the towering sage of the Mishna, exerted a powerful influence on the Torah scholars of his day, to the point that he had 24,000 disciples. Great as the members of this group was, they had one short-coming: They failed to show proper love and respect for one another. The tragic consequence of this shortcoming was a brief but cataclysmic epidemic that claimed the lives of these students – all 24,000 of them. The period during which the epidemic took place was none other than the first 32 days of the Omer.

      To get a better idea of the impact this tragedy had on the Jewish People for posterity, consider the following facts: All of the Torah that we possess and study today, with all of its interpretations, perspectives, dimensions and applications, is all the Torah of Rabbi Akiva. Although the Oral Torah always existed, each Torah personality who immerses himself in Torah adds his own understanding and flavor to Torah, thus enriching the Torah which will be passed on to the next generation. As we shall see, the Torah we have was transmitted to us by Rabbi Akiva via the five students whom he taught after the loss of his first group of disciples.

      The Torah we study today is endless. One can study for a lifetime and not “finish” it. But it is not complete. There are whole areas and dimensions of Torah that are not satisfactorily explored; there is much argument and there are many areas of confusion. All of this might well have been different had we received the full breath of Rabbi Akiva’s Torah, as assimilated and interpreted by 24,000 disciples, along with their unique perspectives and understanding. The demise of the first group of students essentially resulted in our receiving only a fraction of Rabbi Akiva’s Torah. Instead of its full amplification by 24,000 great human beings, we have only the interpretations of five.

      It is not so much the lives that were cut short that we mourn; after all, they wouldn’t be alive today even had they lived long lives! It is rather the lost dimensions of Torah, the lost worlds of Torah, that we mourn. We mourn our own lack of ability to connect fully to Torah which was caused by that loss.

      Need Each Other

      It is significant that the death of the first group students was the result of a lack of love and respect amongst themselves. The Oral Torah can only exist on the basis of continuous absorption and incorporation of new perspectives, interpretations, and applications. These new discoveries are unique to those who discover them, but then become the legacy of the entire Jewish people. Torah is only complete when enhanced by each and every Jew. No Jew on his own, no matter how smart, talented or advanced, can reach the totality of Torah. Therefore a prerequisite for connecting fully with the Torah is the ability to appreciate the contribution of another. As the Sages ask, leading into an invaluable teaching “Who is wise?” Their response: “One who learns from every person” (Ethics of the Fathers, 4:1).

      The 33rd day of the Omer signified a new period in the life of Rabbi Akiva. The last students of his aborted legacy died, and he established a new venue for his legacy. This consisted of five sages. Their names were Rabbi Meir; Rabbi Yehuda; Rabbi Elazar; Rabbi Nechemiah; and Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. All of these names are familiar to any student of Mishna or Talmud, but the most prominent among them is the sage Rabbi Shimon, about whom we shall learn more. (There is an opinion that Rabbi Shimon later died on the 33rd of the Omer, and we therefore celebrate his memory on that day.)

      If these five new students were able to survive and keep the chain going, there must have been a qualitative difference between them and their fellow disciples of Rabbi Akiva. If the first group failed in their interpersonal relationships, the second were able to rectify that defect. Just as we mourn the dimensions of Torah lost through lack of appreciation for one another, so do we celebrate the reclaimed dimensions that were made possible by devotion to one another.

      All of this transpired specifically during the Omer, the period of time leading up to our celebration of the receiving of the Torah at Sinai. This is because preparing for receiving the Torah is all about integration into the Jewish People. God did not give the Torah to me, you or any other individual. He gave it to the Jewish people as a whole. One who cannot put himself within the context of the Jewish people cannot connect to God’s gift of Torah.

      So on a deeper level, we mourn that part of ourselves which refuses to recognize the fact that someone else might have something valuable to add to our lives or understanding of Torah. Once we have internalized the depth of the destruction this tendency can cause us, we are ready to begin again with a fresh awareness of the greatness of our peers and acquaintances. We are now ready to celebrate our integration into the totality of the Jewish people and to use that wholeness as background for understanding the Torah.

      Additionally, we are ready to celebrate the re-establishment of Rabbi Akiva’s legacy, which is what sustains us in our commitment to Torah study and observance until this day. Rabbi Akiva was destined as the man who would transmit the Torah to posterity. If not for this re-establishment, there would be no Torah.

      Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

      Significantly, it was Rabbi Shimon, most prominent of Rabbi Akiva’s disciples, who affirmed the immortality of the chain of transmission of the Oral Torah. In a discussion recorded in the Talmud (Shabbat 138b), some sages voiced the opinion that the Torah was destined to be forgotten. Rabbi Shimon said, “God forbid that the Torah shall ever be forgotten!” He buttressed his view with a verse from the Torah, “For it (the Torah) will not be forgotten from the mouth of progeny of the Jews.” (Even today, visitors to Rabbi Shimon’s tomb, nestled among the breathtaking mountains of northern Israel, are greeted by this very verse painted at the entrance to the memorial building.)

      As the Talmud relates (Gittin 67a) Rabbi Shimon was the member of the group who most fully internalized the lessons of his great mentor. It was he who revealed the inner depths of the Torah and unlocked the secrets of its innermost dimensions though his teachings. These teachings later served the basis for the Book of the Zohar, the primary work of Kabbalah, or hidden aspects of Torah.

      Once, when Rabbi Shimon’s students gathered before him for a lesson, their mentor noticed the good humor which was present amongst them and the absence of any tensions. He then remarked, “It is because you maintain an atmosphere of love and brotherhood that you have merited to be the players in the revelation of Torah secrets.” Through their love and concern for one another they reached a level of unity that gave them enormous power to penetrate the depths of the inner chambers of Torah.

      Lag B’Omer is a time for reinforcing our unity, specifically in the endeavor of plumbing the depths of Torah, and a time for developing an appreciation that Torah study — and all of Divine service — is a joint effort. The more we learn to appreciate this, the more the wellsprings of the Torah — and our own souls — will open up to us.

      Getting back to those bonfires. The book that systematically presents Rabbi Shimon’s teachings is called the Zohar. “Zohar” means “Glow” or “Luminescence.” The book is so named because its teachings illuminate the darkness and confusion of this world and serve as a beacon of light by which to navigate the vicissitudes of life. And Rabbi Shimon himself is referred to by the Zohar as “Botzina Kadisha,” or the “Sacred Lamp.” On Lag B’Omer, we honor his memory by lighting candles or bonfires, symbolic of the light provided by the eternal fire of the Torah, particularly its inner dimensions which were revealed by Rabbi Shimon.

  36. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨New – Trump prohibited from posting evidence in hush money case to social media, judge rules

    The New York state judge presiding over the criminal hush money case against Donald Trump issued an order Monday restricting the former president from posting about some evidence in the case on social media.

    In his order, Judge Juan Merchan largely sided with the Manhattan district attorney by limiting what Trump can publicly disclose about new evidence from the prosecution before the case goes to trial.

    Merchan’s order said that anyone with access to the evidence being turned over to Trump’s team from state prosecutors “shall not copy, disseminate or disclose” the material to third parties, including social media platforms, “without prior approval from the court.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  37. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Update – IDF statement: Operation “Shield and Arrow”

    The IDF and ISA targeted the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization’s Northern Gaza Division Commanding Officer responsible for the rocket fire toward Israel in the past month; a senior operative and coordinator of terrorism in Judea and Samaria from Gaza; and the Secretary of the Military Council.

    The IDF has published the identity of the senior jihadists in Gaza who were eliminated: Khalil Bahitini – commander of the northern region of the Gaza Strip, Tarek Ezz Eldin – a senior member of the organization – and Jahad A’nam – secretary of the organization’s military council.

    The DFLP has issued a statement condemning the “assassination” carried out by Israel. It warns a response is coming.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. AlgorithmicAnalyst

      Or quinine. Also very helpful for ordinary sore throats, which I didn’t know about before the fiasco.

  38. Weary Traveler

    The Specter of Human Extinction

    https://brownstone.org/articles/the-specter-of-human-extinction/

    This touches on what Marty and I were discussing earlier, when I mentioned how Asperger’s everything is getting, I wouldn’t be surprised if Automats made a comeback. I can’t help but notice the push to make everything as bland, and as mediocre as possible. Marty pointed out that is what happens in economic downturns because anything else becomes too expensive.

    True, I noticed it getting worse in the Obama years. I will never forget when I learned of the Carnelian Room closing in 2009 because of economic reasons, and people having less disposable income for fancy dining. But we were already heading in that direction from the Dot Com era on.

    It’s why they want to collapse the system and turn us all in to serfs. I will never forget the images of the former Soviet Union, and how drab everything was, and how it looked like everyone wore a uniform made out of rags. No wonder people risked their lives defecting from such a place. That’s what they want for the whole world so we have no place to defect to.

  39. Weary Traveler

    I keep saying that these evil politicians along with their enablers like Soros, need to be victims of these violent criminals. And they deserve no justice either, and should be told to “check their privilege” instead just as they and their foot soldiers do to us. See how they like it.

    Mayhem Unfolds In Oakland As Soros-Backed DA Fails To Enforce Law And Order

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/mayhem-unfolds-oakland-soros-backed-da-fails-enforce-law-and-order

    Is it wrong of me that I keep hoping that one of those cars loses control and plows in to the crowds of idiots cheering this crap on?

    1. AlgorithmicAnalyst

      The most effective and easy tactic I know of is just to impound the vehicles involved in sideshows. It should be pretty easy to get videos of the plates.

      1. Weary Traveler

        I would go a step further and have all the participants mowed down.

        They don’t care if they hurt anyone. In fact, their whole goal is to terrorize. If they really wanted to do this, they could pool their money and rent a race track, or get permits to do this in empty parking lots.

        There are places they could go to do this.

  40. bill smith

    US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides resigns
    Biden administration’s top envoy to Israel announces his plans to step down this summer.

  41. Proud Conservative Mom

    IDF senior officer says – Approximately 100-150 rockets expected as an initial response from Gaza terror groups following assassination of senior PIJ leaders.

    Defense Minister Gallant tells mayors of southern towns: “We must be prepared for any scenario, including a prolonged campaign with an extended range of fire.”

    IDF chief Herzi Halevi and other top generals wrap up an assessment focused on action plans based on the potential developments and the military’s readiness.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  42. Proud Conservative Mom

    Shaar Hanegev regional council says dozens of families have evacuated their communities near the Gaza border to other towns in northern and central Israel that will host them. By the end of the day, 200 families are expected to leave.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  43. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨New – Former head of Hamas in Gaza and current head of Hamas abroad Khaled Mashal threatens Israel with a “strong response from the unified resistance forces,” following the IDF assassination of 3 senior PIJ terrorists in Gaza.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  44. Proud Conservative Mom

    Now – Donald Trump on Truth Social – “I’ll be doing CNN tomorrow night, Live from the great state of New Hampshire, because they are rightfully desperate to get those fantastic (Trump) ratings once again. They made me an offer I couldn’t refuse!!!

    Could be the beginning of a new & vibrant CNN, with no more Fake News, or it could turn into a disaster for all, including me.

    Let’s see what happens? Wednesday night at 8:00!!!”

  45. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Breaking Now – US announces $1.2 billion in new military aid for Ukraine

    The United States on Tuesday announced a new $1.2 billion security assistance package for Ukraine to boost the country’s air defenses and provide it with additional artillery ammunition.

    The package underscores the continued US commitment to Ukraine “by committing critical near-term capabilities, such as air defense systems and munitions, while also building the capacity of Ukraine’s armed forces to defend its territory and deter Russian aggression over the long term,” the Defense Department said in a statement.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  46. Proud Conservative Mom

    🚨Just In – Palestinian media reporting explosions heard near Deir al Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

    Unconfirmed Palestinian reports claim two killed in the IDF strike near al-Qarara in southern Gaza.

    IDF confirms that aircraft struck a unit near Khan Yunis, preparing to fire rockets towards Israel.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Proud Conservative Mom

      🚨Breaking Now – Al Arabiya reports, Israel has assassinated the head of the missile unit in PIJ’s Al-Quds Brigades, Khaled Al-Farra.

      It was a reported drone strike.

      – Raw And Unfiltered News

  47. Proud Conservative Mom

    Now – PM Netanyahu’s opening remarks at the security cabinet meeting: “We are in the middle of a campaign, and we are prepared for any possibility. I suggest to our enemies — don’t mess with us.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

  48. Tony

    I don’t suppose we will ever know the truth about that E Jean Carroll woman; I think the verdict will probably be “he could have done”
    Any ideas?

    1. Chief Mac

      Have you ever seen her picture? Then compare her to all Trump’s wives – Trump is arrogant and lousy judge of character, but he has far better taste in women than that accuser

        1. Sapper 9

          This was a we hate Trump verdict, not one based on evidence, since zero evidence exists.

        2. Weary Traveler

          Because she was exposed as the crazy biznatch she is. She admitted to having rape fantasies on her interview with Anderson BLOOPER.

          As Sapper said, it’s a “we just hate Trump” verdict. They are only making it our moral obligation to back Trump just to spite them further. Trump can appeal this. The evidence against this loon is too damning.

    2. Sapper 9

      The E gene Carol story matches an episode of the series LAW and Order called Theater Tricks EXACTLY , down to the name of the store; anyone interested in looking it up can fast forward to the last 15 minutes.

      There was the Anderson Cooper interview with her, the expression on his face was priceless and he couldn’t get them to cut to commercial fast enough.

      The verdict would be a WE HATE TRUMP VERDICT.

  49. Weary Traveler

    He touches on something I have suspected for a very long time, which is that the majority of “mental illnesses” are being created by our sick society, and the evil bastards in charge.

    Going back to the SSRI crisis of the 90s, when antidepressants were being advertised on TV non-stop, I remember thinking that they were making being human a mental illness. I said then, as I do even more so no that you have to be on drugs to function in their screwed up society, and to believe their myopic view of the world as if that is how things are and should be.

    It is also all abut taking away any accountability, and therefore empowerment to better your own life and situation. And if you are blaming an imaginary mental illness, not only are you not taking any responsibility for yourself, but also not holding the evil and corrupt rulers accountable for their injustices.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPlWkXnfCYM

    1. george linker

      Mental illiness has acuatlly became fashionable. I have met serveral people who intoroduced themselves as metally ill as if it was a badge of courage. It is becoming obvious that the embracement of mental illness has backfired with people running around shooting everyone.

      1. John Gillis

        Our society has now surpassed the rejects seen on Maury Povich and Jerry Springer in terms of mental illness.

          1. Weary Traveler

            And general dysfunction.

            People like them were/are nothing more than an argument for eugenics.

    1. Chief Mac

      Unless you are selling something then you cannot be sued for advertising anything

      1. Sapper 9

        That is common sense, not leftist lack of sense.

        In Austin a man shot an assailant pointing an AK47 at him and he was just sentenced to 25 years.

      1. Sapper 9

        I wouldn’t mind being a target of their criminal activity, the last thieves I had called 911for help before I knew that they were there. Lol

      1. Sapper 9

        The weird thing is, those look like posts that I made, so perhaps it is some old residual account of mine.

        1. Weary Traveler

          We had a similar instance on W3P yesterday with someone impersonating Vampire Jesus.

          It would surprise me if it wasn’t the work of one the cross dressing potheads from the 421st that get off on stalking DW.

    1. Tony

      Good morning John.
      Just in time for the rockets coming over from Gaza agan………………….

      1. John Gillis

        It breaks my heart. It’s too bad we can’t dump the Squad in Gaza. It would start a mass suicide.

  50. Proud Conservative Mom

    Dr. Col. Moshe Elad: “It’s possible Hamas units in southern Lebanon will open fire at Israel’s north; Hamas in Gaza has more to lose; and an all-out war between Iran and Israel is possible.”

    1. Chief Mac

      If this minimal response had been started on the day the first rocket was launched this would have ended years ago. What must happen is a massive response hitting every single munitions plant, weapons depot and leader in Gaza. This will result in the entire world realizing Israel is serious. Tit of tat raids do nothing but get Israel condemned and more terrorist attacks – hit them with a massive sustained campaign

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Always great to see you.

        I’m very down for the count.
        It could take several weeks I have been told.
        My cells need to regenerate.

        On top of the enormous fatigue, I haven’t slept well the past couple of nights.
        Two hours was my sleep total of last night.

        I cannot even manage to nap more than an hour a day (if that).

        BH, I am still maintaining my sense of humor and am laughing about the insanity of it all.

        My close friend Pearl who is a social worker, calls it “extra ailments free of charge.”
        She has a great sense of humor as well.
        I love how she coined it, because it makes me laugh every time I think of it.

        Unfortunately, this means that I won’t be able to contribute much in terms of posting articles, etc.

        I feel badly about that.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Humor is so important.

          I am glad that you have such a wonderful and loving family around you also, which does make a world of difference.

          The most important thing is that you recover, and of course, the sooner the better. I think you have the two best things going for you already to help with that = a warm loving family around you, and good humor.

          Those two things alone I am certain has carried you pretty far.

          It makes me think about what Rabbi Lapin said when he expanded further on that verse from Genesis about “how it is not good for man to be alone”, and how it applies to more than just our helpmates, although that is a very important relationship. All of our relationships are also important as well.

  51. Tony

    Young Gaza man mourns fiancee killed in Israeli strikes

    A long article. Cry your eyes. I mean it.

    From Al Jazeera ? No , of course not. From the Jerusalem Post.

    I am effing sick of that pro-pally rag. The enemy within.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Of course not. Because that would destroy their antisemitic narrative.

        Heaven forbid facts make the Muzzies and Neo-Nazis all look like the idiots and liars they all are.

  52. Weary Traveler

    This reminds me a little bit of the title and premise of one of Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s previous podcasts; “Thugs and wimps are easy. Real men are hard.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAgyYzwc4j8

    One thing I have been noticing a lot over the years is not just the depression and despair that is so common, even before the COVID tyranny. But also how angry and on edge so many people seem to be, and it has been getting worse. I first started noticing in the 90s during the Rodney King Riots. Seemed to get much worse after 9/11.

    I can only surmise it is in large part the result of a government media complex that has been constantly bullying us in one form or other. Not that that is any excuse for those that go out and cause harm to others, because it isn’t. They are just as much, not only part of the problem, but contributors to it as much as the sheeple who meekly go along with it.

    Rabbi Lapin is right; it is too easy to either be the bully or the victim of one, and to accept that to be either or are your only two choices. Real men, and women, do not accept that false dichotomy, nor do they go along with it.

      1. Sapper 9

        Correction ELMI the diaper head that committed immigration fraud., then married her brother in another immigration fraud scheme.

  53. Tony

    Israeli air strike kills missile commander in Gaza
    BBC
    https://www.bbc.co.uk › world-middle-east-65553728
    28 minutes ago — The armed wing of the PIJ confirmed that the head of its missile unit, Ali Hassan Ghali, also known as Abu Muhammad, had died in Thursday

    By Rushdi Abu Alouf in Gaza City & Antoinette Radford in London
    BBC News

    A pre-dawn Israeli air strike on an apartment in the Gaza Strip has killed a top Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander and one other person.

    A warplane attacked an apartment on the fifth floor of a building in Hamad Residential City, near Khan Younis in the south of the strip.

        1. Weary Traveler

          And an ugly one too. She’s enough to cure any guy of any fantasies about lesbians he might have. LOL

        1. Weary Traveler

          What is sad is how that really isn’t parody. In their eyes, that is what an extremist is. Someone that actually wants to be happy and live of the fruits of their own labor, and enjoy those fruits rather than just exist to subsidize their opulent lifestyles so that they can be elitists and sneer at us from their ivory towers.

    1. Chief Mac

      I quit the NRA decades ago because they were not about rights. All they care about is money

      1. Weary Traveler

        You just outlined why I wont join any organization or club. They don’t even value your ideas, they just want your damn money.

        It’s so Asperger’s.

          1. Sapper 9

            I am a member of the Legion, VFW, harley owners group, shriners , and freedom of road riders, all decent organizations.

      2. george linker

        I always figured the nra insuring guns was just a back door gun registration.

  54. Weary Traveler

    Good question….

    Whatever Happened to the Healing Power of Positive Thinking?

    https://brownstone.org/articles/whatever-happened-healing-power-positive-thinking/

    It’s a challenge when you live in a society that hates you. This is why relationships, those of friends and family, are so important.

    I think on Dr. Mattias Desmet’s work on the “Psychology of Totalitarianism.” Dr. Desmet, unlike so many “experts” and pundits, actually addresses how these things affect the human heart. Dr. Desmet does a wonderful job of addressing it all with thoughtfulness and sensitivity — something that is terribly lacking in our society — as he peels back all the layers. Although, his focus is mostly on the destructiveness of statism. But even that only addresses the symptom, but a very important and telling one.

    Before Dr. Desmet was born, Ayn Rand was already addressing the root cause, and knew it wasn’t only limited to the statism of Socialism, Communism, Nazism or Fascism. That totalitarianism is also found in religion as we have seen with Islam for the last thousand years, and the piety of Christendom throughout the middle ages. And also the deifying of science we would see from the 18th century onward, which we are seeing the aftermath of today with climate and COVID hysteria.

    If you were to boil down all that Ayn Rand has said since the 1950s to identify the root cause of totalitarianism itself, it isn’t money, or even the lust for power which is only secondary. It is, simply put, resentment. The policies and ideas of totalitarians stems from resentment, and have a trickle-down effect that only breeds resentment among individuals, if not against their rulers, against their fellow man or both.

    1. Tony

      I’m not sure if it’s more than off-topic, but it just struck me that the biggest world-wide medical panic which scared everyone stiff and created a kind of lockdown where speaking to a stranger in a bus was unthinkable seems now to have vanished from sight. Well, it was forty years ago. You might remember Rock Hudson.

      1. Weary Traveler

        They would love it if it vanished from sight, but it hasn’t. The damage caused to far too many by it is all too real.

        And even if decades ago, so what? Germany, rightfully so, will never be able to live down the holocaust, nor should they. They need to have their faces rubbed in it everyday because, yes, it is was that bad.

          1. Weary Traveler

            I remembered the name.

            The abuse was too much, and can never be lived down.

            I will never forget the point Dennis Prager made when all the COVID hysteria started regarding the government overreach with lockdowns. That a precedent was set, and how important the word “precedent” is, because it means that it will happen again.

            That’s why I say another precedent has to be set regarding cruel and unusual punishment for those who did this t make sure it never happens again. The fear of God needs to be struck in the hearts of any future would-be tyrant(s). I would not at all be against bringing back crucifixion just for them.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            Most definitely the abuse cannot be lived down nor should it.

            Prager is absolutely spot on about precedent.

            Indeed, a very harsh precedent must be set for retribution for their evil.

          3. Weary Traveler

            That always makes me think of the seventh Noachide law; “Establishing Courts of Justice”, and the importance of that.

            Crimes simply cannot go unpunished for that very reason.

    2. george linker

      The resentment of totalitarianism stems from their hate of people who are not bowing to their beliefs. We are seeing it repeated with both climate change and disease. They hate people who are not taking action while they themselves take no action. They demand government control in the name of science.

      1. Weary Traveler

        Not just that, but also because unlike regular people, they can’t accomplish anything on their own talent and drive. Take away their money and power, a kid fresh out of high school renting his first apartment — shared — is more successful than they could ever be on their own.

        If they had to survive on their wits, they would living in the tent cities they helped create, and they know it. It’s all about a bunch of weak defective cowards trying to feel big and powerful.

        That makes it even more pathetic that anyone would ever bow down to them. Cowards kneeling before cowards.

          1. Weary Traveler

            Flipping burgers is even too good for them. At most, they are only fit to scrub the latrines in a burger joint.

            I remember when flipping burgers was a job for teenagers to gain practical work experience.

            That is one of the things I remember from when I would drive from Vegas to St. George UT to hike the red bluffs. There was a really nice burger joint in town I would go to after my hike. The whole place was staffed with really polite teenagers. Their burgers were good, and they made old fashioned ice cream milkshakes which were also really good.

            In blue states, places like that tend to be staffed by illegal aliens and middle aged drunks. And that’s even if you can get food that fresh and good.

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            YES.
            Let them scrub the latrines!

            I remember that as well, when flipping burgers was a job to gain practical work experience.

            Blue states are really lousy on every single level. 😡😡😡

          3. Weary Traveler

            We both live in one.

            You look at California, which is a paradise, and not because of the evil scum in Sacramento, but because of Hashem. It is Hashem that created our beautiful coast and mountains, and of course our famous redwood forests.

            Democrats have only caused people to run from it to the deserts of Nevada and Arizona.

    3. Proud Conservative Mom

      My sincerest apologies, that until my brain fog clears up, I am only able to do light reading.

      Hopefully, it won’t take “several weeks.”
      Hashem can do anything.
      Hashem is everything.

      That being said, I am very frustrated.
      I cannot focus on any deep dives into Torah.
      🥺🥺🥺

      1. Weary Traveler

        I hope it doesn’t take that long either.

        We all have different things we are trying to get past. I just don’t like the fact that find myself wishing so much of life away because of it. Like Carolyn so aptly put it; “stupid situations.”

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          TYMK.

          Of course, we all are.
          I just tend to have everything at once.

          To be clear, there are plenty who have it far worse.
          Absolutely.

          But it is very painful for me emotionally not to be able to process clearly, focus, and concentrate.

          I have to write so many things down again that I normally wouldn’t have to do.

          I forgot to order challah for Shabbos.
          BH, the store owner called me up to ask me about it.

          I’m a regular and always place a weekly order that gets delivered.
          I always tell him when I am away for Shabbos.

          That courtesy paid off royally for me today.

          1. Weary Traveler

            “But it is very painful for me emotionally not to be able to process clearly, focus, and concentrate.”

            I have some familiarity with that feeling. I hate it when it happens. Fortunately, in my case, it only comes in spurts. But every time it happens, I feel like I REALLY need to take a vacation to somewhere, but unfortunately, such a luxury that is currently out of reach. Ugh…

    1. george linker

      She has the same level of concern as most wealthy people. Their only real concern is about the little people using the fuel.

      1. Sapper 9

        And the little people using the roads causing delays in their lives; the push to electric cars is really about forcing us on to government transportation, which only goes where and when the government allows.

  55. bill smith

    Ha!~ I saw some clips of President Trump on CNN. Some smug young leftists was trying to trip him up, but she got owned instead!

    1. Weary Traveler

      I was only able to see the clips. I could not have watched the whole thing because that stupid little girl was so irritating. That’s woman who needs to be sent to the Middle East to live with a Muslim husband who beats the crap out of her everyday, and multiple times a day.

      She reminded me so much of a meme I encountered very recently that was ripping on feminists telling them that the reason they don’t have to worry about abortion is because their caustic personalities are already an effective enough form of birth control. LOL

        1. Weary Traveler

          I am so glad I am not the only one. I am not a violent person, especially against women. But she was more than snotty enough for me to make an exception in her case.

          1. Weary Traveler

            She reminds me so much of the snotty and stupid little college girls that get hired in HR departments in Corporate America. In other words, she is the kind of person that creates hostile work environments.

            She is also the type that thought it was a good idea to make that narcissistic cross dresser the spokesman for Bud Light.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          Hi stranger!
          I wanted to pop in to say thank you.
          ☺️☺️☺️

          How are you doing?
          It’s currently 88 and very humid.
          Same for tomorrow.
          🥵🥵🥵

          Have a marvelous weekend in every single manner!

          1. Weary Traveler

            It’s suppose to be 77 here tomorrow, so I am planning on hiding out in the A/C with the blackout curtains drawn. I know… I’m such a wuss, because mid to upper 70s is considered oh so ideal for most people. Not me. 73 is my maximum limit as I have very low heat tolerance. I must have some Siberian somewhere in my DNA and not even know it. LOL

            Sunday is supposed to be better though.

            Tuesday night I have to head over to my mom’s to take her to the DMV on Wednesday morning. I am not looking forward to the night over. If we never left Santa Cruz, I would visit more often. I don’t understand why certain places even exist. Could be worse. At least she doesn’t live down in Barstow. Talk about a place that shouldn’t even exist. YUCK!!

          2. Weary Traveler

            The sad part is… After even being out there for even just an hour or two, I am so relieved the second I am back on this side of the Altamont Pass, and to be back in the Bay Area.

            That is just pathetic. I don’t just feel that way in the summer either. That is just how boring and ugly the central valley is.

    2. Proud Conservative Mom

      I saw the whole thing.
      All that Kaitlin was missing was a broomstick.

      She didn’t interview him.
      She debated him.

      I wanted to give President Trump a standing ovation for calling her nasty.

      She kept trying to get him to say that the election wasn’t rigged.
      President Trump had none of it.

      I was laughing so hard at how out of her league she was!
      😂😂😂

      CNN had it streamed online gratis.
      (I would NEVER give any money to that Communist News Network.)

  56. Weary Traveler

    His opening statement about feeling so much hatred towards people in general really hit home with me. It’s how I have been feeling. And very apropos to my commentary below regarding the Brownstone article about “Whatever Happened to The Power of Positive Thinking.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqIujE9rRQo

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            Very much appreciated.

            Oh! For all of those who don’t know Hebrew, שטר is sometimes translated as a bill.

            The whole sentence says Good Shabbos bill. (FYI, Hebrew has no capital letters.)

            Chief, his religion is Judaism, but he cannot keep Shabbos.
            🤔

          2. Proud Conservative Mom

            You CAN.
            But it’s WRONG.

            Shabbos, is a unique covenant between Hashem and the Jewish People ALONE.

            The Torah mentions this in at least five verses in great detail.
            Bear in mind that not ONE letter is extra in the Torah.
            That should speak volumes to you.

            It’s not the same thing as wishing a gentile a Chag Sameach.
            A gentile can take upon themselves extra commandments and receive partial reward for doing so.
            Partial, because the Gemara (Talmud) teaches that “Greater is the one who is commanded and does (the commandment) from one who isn’t commanded (and does the commandment).”
            This is because the one who is commanded has his Yetzer Horah battling him not to do it.
            That’s not the case when one isn’t commanded and wants extra credit.

            Coming back full circle.
            A gentile who keeps Shabbos according to Jewish law, receives the death penalty from Heaven.

            Why such a severe penalty?

            Shabbos is not only a covenant between Hashem and the Jewish People alone, but it is a GIFT.
            The Gemara talks about it.
            Hashem told Moshe that Shabbos is His gift to the Jewish People.

            One who partakes of a gift that doesn’t belong to him is STEALING.

            We all know how Hashem feels about stealing.

            That and immorality were the two reasons for the Mabul (Great Flood).

            One should NEVER wish a gentile good Shabbos.

          3. Chief Mac

            That is where I disagree with you.

            Respect is earned and when somebody like Bill shows me nothing but respect – he has earned my respect as well.

          4. Proud Conservative Mom

            Shavuah Tov.
            It’s not the disagreement with ME, on this that you have.

            HASHEM authored the Torah and set down our instructions.
            He’s the Commander-In-Chief.

            Agreed that @nicetomeetyou2:disqus shows nothing but respect.
            This is not Heaven forbid targeted against Bill!
            He’s a wonderful friend to us and the rest of the Jewish People.
            💯💯💯💯💯💯
            I never take him and the few like him for granted.

            I have tremendous respect for Bill just as much, by wishing him a fabulous weekend in every single manner.
            That doesn’t mitigate the appreciation and respect in any manner.
            He is very cognizant that not for one moment do I think any less of him.

            I just thought that you might want to glean an understanding and clarity as to why one should only wish a Jew a good Shabbos.

            Hashem gifted mankind with free will.
            You can do what want.
            It’s always your choice.

    1. Weary Traveler

      And those who don’t see that, don’t see it because they don’t want to. They are too addicted to their Jew hatred.

        1. Weary Traveler

          It really makes me sad that there are people like that. And not just because of the people I love and care about like Marty, you, and the others here. Who I want nothing bad to ever happen to, and who all offer so much.

          But to throw Judaism away would be throwing away too many wonderful things.

          The world these sick Jew haters want us to live in is one I don’t want to live in.

        1. Weary Traveler

          Seriously. I did order one shirt from them last year — a nice shirt mind you, and I have been getting emails from them almost every day since.

  57. bill smith

    Finally some decent weather around Vancouver… about 30C this weekend, aka ~90F

    1. Weary Traveler

      Please keep it up there.

      I’m dreading tomorrow as it is, with 77º F, and glad it only be lasting for one day. So glad I cleaned the filter of my portable A/C.

  58. Weary Traveler

    I remember Michael Savage was saying exactly this for over two decades now…

    Prozac Is Unsafe and Ineffective for Young People, Analysis Finds

    https://brownstone.org/articles/prozac-unsafe-ineffective-for-young-people/

    Have you ever wondered about the collusion of Big Pharma and Big Government? What about the fact that Big Pharma dominates so much ad space in corporate media? The same reason they pushed “medical” marijuana, which is now legal for recreational use in many states. Ever wonder why? Because you have to be high on drugs to accept their myopic views of the world, and how life is and is supposed to be, and to believe their false dichotomies. They don’t every want anyone to ever think outside of the boxes they created.

    You have to be numb and dumb in order to function in their cruel and capricious society.

    The SSRI crisis of the 90s, and the mass pushing of psychotropic drugs on the population, especially on children, is a big reason why we are in the mess we are in. It is responsible for all the mass shootings.

    There are so many doctors right now that should be in jail for negligence and corruption right now. How many of the patients they have “diagnosed” as having “chemical imbalances” have actually had brain scans to determine such? I know of no one who has ever been prescribed that toxic poison who has. They are just dismissing people, and treating them like robots.

    1. george linker

      Your article has a major error. Prozac was first marketed in 1988.

      Perhaps the goal was this side effect.

      Sexual side effects, such as problems getting an erection or a lower sex drive, have been reported after taking fluoxetine for a long time. In some cases, these can continue even after stopping the medicine.

      Perhaps they used prozac to get everyone to seek medical treatment. The known side effects lend to this belief.

      https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/fluoxetine-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20063952

      1. Weary Traveler

        More drugs to treat the side effects of other drugs. The whole thing is such a racket that is doing worse than just ripping people off, but is actually causing great harm to too many people. Somehow calling it all “malevolent” seems like a gross understatement.

        No way was any of this an accident. All deliberate as far as I am concerned.

  59. Tony

    “Okay, what are we going to protest about today ?”

    Just Stop Oil protesters team up with pro-Palestine demo
    in central London as they claim: ‘Palestinians are among most
    vulnerable on earth to effects of climate collapse’

  60. Weary Traveler

    To all the moms here; I hope you are having a wonderful Mother’s Day.

    To all the sons and daughters, I wish your moms a great Mother’s Day.

      1. Weary Traveler

        That’s not until tomorrow. I have to head out there this afternoon. I wish it was already all done.

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          I hope everything goes smoothly.

          Every government office that I go to has the same Modus Operandi.
          The employees have an immense talent of looking busy doing nothing.
          Moreover, if they moved any slower, they’d be going backwards.

          1. Weary Traveler

            They are there for one purpose, and one purpose alone; to collect a pension. That’s it.

            Having to actually earn their paycheck is blasphemy in their diseased minds. They deserve to be homeless.

  61. bill smith

    The House Oversight Committee is continuing its probe into the involvement of the Biden family in illegal activities, specifically investigating the role of Hunter Biden.

    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene disclosed that discussions are taking place to have some of the sex workers involved with Hunter Biden testify before Congress.

    Hunter Biden’s personal business dealings, particularly with individuals involved in prostitution and drug distribution, many of whom are from Ukraine and Russia, have raised significant concerns about potential risks to the United States.

    As you already know, Hunter Biden disclosed to one prostitute that his laptop had been stolen by Russians for the purpose of blackmail, a statement that gained significant media attention.

    For some reason, Hunter Biden felt the need to record this statement, probably to the delight of the prostitute.

    Here’s what Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene just revealed about this.

    “We’re going to track down these women and talk to them and if there is a credible reason that we need to bring them in front of the Oversight Committee then absolutely we will do that. Especially when it involves our national security,” she stated.

    “I’ve been talking about it with [committee] Chairman [James] Comer and we’re already working in that direction.”

    “There was an entire stack of papers and it was each transaction, each person, each LLC, Hunter Biden’s law firm, Hunter Biden himself, and multiple Biden family members — then it was all these prostitutes. And you can go through and it gives all the prostitutes’ names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers, their passports,” Greene continued.

    “We need to talk to them, especially the ones from Russia and Ukraine. … We need to find out where they were with Hunter Biden. Did they go in the White House when [Joe Biden] was Vice President? We just need to know these things. Where they’ve been, what they know, what they’ve seen, what they’ve heard,” she concluded.

  62. bill smith

    The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what we’re made out of, not the circumstances.

    1. Tony

      The Italian currency used to be the Lira
      The Palestinian currency has always been the Liar

      1. Chief Mac

        LOL! Very accurate. Everything those fraudsters have they have stolen from the Jews

  63. Proud Conservative Mom

    Homeless Vets EVICTED From Hotels So Migrants Can Be Housed

    20 veterans were booted from a hotel in Orange County, NY, so there would be room for the wave of incoming migrants, Mid Hudson News reports, with city officials allegedly “randomly booking hotel rooms” for 30 days – with extension – to deal with the incoming wave.

    Sharon Toney-Finch, CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation, told the outlet that the vets were two weeks into their stay before being forced to leave, causing their team to “scramble and find new temporary housing.”

    “It is absolutely outrageous that homeless veterans would be displaced to alleviate New York City’s migrant crisis,” Republican Congressman Mike Lawler told the NYP. “That Mayor Eric Adams would choose to endanger the welfare of our veterans speaks volumes to what a debacle this has become.”

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    (@#$_-++@#$&-+@#$_–?!?!?!)

  64. Proud Conservative Mom

    New Interactive Polls – 2024 Republican primary polling trends by Morning Consult

    January 2:

    • Trump — 45% (+11)
    • DeSantis — 34%

    February 25:

    • Trump — 48% (+18)
    • DeSantis — 30%

    April 9:

    • Trump — 56% (+33)
    • DeSantis — 23%

    MAY 12:

    • Trump — 61% (+43)
    • DeSantis — 18%

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        That wouldn’t surprise me one iota.
        That’s why they’re here; to vote DemonRAT.

        I just picked up a new follower who is a huge Biden supporter on Twitter.
        I immediately blocked him.

        He cannot be up to any good.
        My profile is very clear as to what I stand for.

        I’m not interested in anyone causing me grief.

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            That picture infuriates me.

            I am so very sick and tired of We the People financing these criminals.
            So many of us are struggling to put food on the table.

            Redistribution of someone else’s money is EVIL.

          1. Chief Mac

            Top one is a Smith and Wesson 50 caliber magnum. and the bottom is a IWI Tavor X-95 5.56mm

        1. Proud Conservative Mom

          They’re cute little dogs, but can be very ferocious.

          My inside alarm has me up at about 5:00 these days.
          Sometimes at 4:45.

          I’m a morning glory, but wouldn’t mind waking up half an hour later.

          Unless the humidity is sky high that it feels like a tropical rainforest, I like to be walking at no later than 5:45 before the intense heat starts to set in.

          I cannot stand walking on a treadmill.
          Walking outside is extremely therapeutic and enjoyable.
          It’s great exercise for the entire body.
          I cannot afford atrophy of my muscles.

          With Hashem’s help and infinite kindness, I am doing 45 minutes a day of very brisk walking.

          It is beyond miraculous.

          1. Sapper 9

            My inside alarm comes a squeaking, toy in mouth at 0430. Sic

            I have gone back to teaching a 0530 class M, W, F, so it now makes sense. Lol

          2. Sapper 9

            I teach Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, a couple friends and I started a “business ” , which barely pays the overhead, so it is more of a hobby. Lol

            I am glad I have a real job, or I would starve. 😊 😃

          1. Sapper 9

            All with the exception of snapping turtles go to my large pond or little lake.

            The picture above was taken out my office window, I will miss the view when our new building is finally finished.

    1. Tony

      All the media seemed to have noticed how incredibly out of proportion that was. And that was before counting the number of Palestinian children killed.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        True, but overall it hasn’t been sufficiently spoken about.

        The West made a huge commotion when Ukraine was invaded.
        Israel being barraged by over 1,000 rockets received very little coverage.

        There’s always a double standard when it comes to Israel.

  65. Proud Conservative Mom

    Democrats blocked Trump from purchasing oil to fill up the SPR at $24/Barrel 3 years ago, but now Joe Biden is buying it at $80/Barrel to fill up a reserve he drained after his policies drove the price of oil through the roof.

    Buy high, sell low, the Democrat way.

    – Charlie Kirk

    1. george linker

      Make the oil companies look bad with exaggerated profits is what they are trying to do to manipulate hate against them and allow for stealing from them.

  66. Proud Conservative Mom

    Anyone else notice how Chuck Schumer was silent about what Trashida did?

    No Jewish member of the DemonRAT Party protested and spoke up.

    Bernie Sanders even arranged the venue for her.
    The fool doesn’t comprehend that she would gleefully stab him in the front and back if she could get away with it.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Agreed.

        Unfortunately, not all of them are moronic.
        Some of their leaders are very wily and shrewd and not to be underestimated.
        A prime example is Nancy Pelosi up until a few years ago. (She’s way past her prime.)

          1. Proud Conservative Mom

            You didn’t.
            I hadn’t mentioned it before.
            I had a flexible sigmoidoscopy today which ended up being closer to a colonoscopy.
            Ergo, the anesthesia.

            Moreover, my mind is still somewhat fuzzy overall lately from the iron deficiency.
            I’m getting my second infusion early tomorrow morning.
            (BH, the last IV for at least a few months as far as I know. I’m giving myself three months break until the next procedure. The last two IVs, went well. It helped that they didn’t require thick needles and my veins cooperated.)

            I have to bide my time.
            At most it will take several weeks for the tremendous fatigue and “brain fog light” (compared to my brain fog from Covid) to lift.

            I’m not going to count on it having to take several weeks.
            Hashem can heal me any time He chooses to do so. ☺️☺️☺️

    1. Tony

      Abbas is not the problem. The problem is that he has so many supporters worldwide.
      If I had the choice between abolishing the PLO and abolishing the United Nations, the UN wins hands down.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        Regarding your opening statement, I disagree.
        It’s BOTH.
        Abbas himself is very powerful.

        Regarding your closing statement, I have to give that one some thought.
        The United Nazis are dangerous in stoking hatred with their daily condemning Israel several times a day.
        They aren’t implementing action, however.
        I’m not for one moment saying that ongoing diatribes of hatred don’t instigate murder.
        (That entire viper’s nest needs to go.)

        However, the PLO does BOTH.
        Moreover, as terrorists, they don’t seek any authorization or approval from a global body before taking action.

      1. Sapper 9

        It has been so long since we executed a traitor, they have become quite comfortable.

      1. Proud Conservative Mom

        They don’t care about the Americans.
        We’ve become their meal tickets.
        Otherwise, we’re irrelevant all together.

        The criminals get treated like citizens.
        It is we, the lawful citizens who are being consistently abused by our government.

  67. Proud Conservative Mom

    Kari Lake Scores Huge Win as Arizona Election Case Heads to Court

    Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has claimed a victory in her legal challenge against the race’s results as her last-standing election misconduct claim was allowed to move forward in court.

    The case is scheduled to be heard at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, in Maricopa County.

    – Raw And Unfiltered News

    1. Chief Mac

      When I was in our method was to find a ditch and put our feet up on the bank and our heads at least 2 feet lower then our feet and we went to sleep within 30 seconds

        1. Chief Mac

          Nope – weren’t awake long enough for that. With all our boots up on the bank of the ditch the sergeants moved along the top tapping our boots with theirs to get up after a refreshing 10 minute nap

    2. Weary Traveler

      I have heard of this before. No help for me. Obviously, there are traits some people have that makes them good soldiers. I possess zero of those traits. They would have ended up having to execute me if I was ever dumb enough to enlist.

      To be clear, I am not calling our veterans “dumb”, I am just saying I am smart enough to know myself well enough to know tha