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Yeah, Nobody Really Likes Kamala Harris – PJ Media

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Happy Friday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Get to the point, Canada.

Let us ease into what will hopefully be an enjoyable weekend with a discussion of almost everyone’s least favorite American. I know that we all have opinions about who that could be but when want to work hard to get along we eventually end up pointing our fingers at the same person:

Alleged Vice President Kamala Harris.

When Harris’s current boss held her same job from 2009 to 2017 I used to say that having the Idiot Boy a heartbeat away from the presidency was the greatest security Barack Obama could have. Seriously, nobody wanted to see that in the Oval Office.

That was before the United States of America decided to take a trip through the looking glass.

That, as we are now painfully aware, is now squatting in occupying the Oval Office. One of our greatest fears has become true and, in classic Democrat fashion, they’ve found someone even worse to be Number Two than he was back in the day.

Biden ended up picking Kamala Harris as a running mate because he’d been studying the Book of Things Democrats Say and barfed up a diversity promise during a debate. Apparently, his entire team hadn’t paid any attention to the primary season that their boss had just triumphed in and was unaware that even Democrats don’t like Kamala Harris.


Our new colleague Lincoln Brown has a story about the Prom Queen Who Never Was:

Holy Corn Pop, Batman! Could there be trouble for them thar Dems? Maybe, but I doubt it. Hot on the heels of the news that the Harris/Biden White House’s popularity has dipped in the Golden State, the word is out that Democrats may be nervous about the Kamala Effect on the next election. A recent YouGov poll showed that unfavorable opinions of future President Kamala “25A” Harris hit a rate almost double that of favorable opinions. In fact, the Daily Caller reported her unfavorables at 46%Ditto from Real Clear Politics. And keep in mind that future former President Joe Biden’s approval ratings were down to from 56% in June to 50% as of July 21, according to Gallup.

So 25A’s ratings are even worse than Biden’s. With the midterms on the horizon, the smell of donkey sweat is becoming palpable. Since endorsements from an administration are often key to a campaign, an appearance by the VP could theoretically be problematic. I say theoretically, since the Ministry of Truth will certainly have multiple cracks at changing these numbers long before your local Democratic Party chairperson drops by your house to give you your vaccination and cast your ballot for you. So really, it may be a moot point. Team Harris has not commented. But then, given the work environment in the VP’s office, who could blame them?

Let us be honest here: nobody wants to hear Madame Heartbeat Away cackling. At any time. Ever.

I’ve often said that even Kamala Harris doesn’t like Kamala Harris. Sure, I can be a little mean-spirited at times, but I’ll put good money on me being right about this one. She’s a rough sell to everyone. The two highest-paid people in America should be her publicist and Joe Biden’s ASL interpreter.

As Lincoln noted in his post, the Democrats are facing a midterm election cycle that, at present, is set up for them to be slaughtered. If they look to the top of their party for campaign support they see a drooling puppet who might start talking about intimate relations with a sea horse at any moment and a VP who more often than not sounds like she’s auditioning for the part of the Wicked Witch of the West in a reboot of The Wizard of Oz. That’s a big “Ouch!” right there.

The real reason Harris has the job is so the Dems cut her loose to do whatever and then play both the race and sexism cards if anyone dares to point out that she’s an awful human being. Still, that’s not going to help the Democrats much next year. At this point, it’s likely that DOCTOR Mama Jill will be sending Harris a truckload of jigsaw puzzles to keep her busy for a year or two.

Personally, I’d be more entertained if they tortured themselves to make her more palatable to the public.

You know, like they did with Hillary Clinton.

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When 2,000 Knights Defeated 20,000 Muslims – PJ Media

This week in history witnessed a small band of Christian knights terrify and brutally defeat a massive horde of Muslims.

On July 27, 1192, Saladin, the great sultan-hero of Islam, surrounded and besieged the tiny Christian-held town of Jaffa. According to contemporary chronicles, the Muslims numbered as much as 20,000 and “covered the face of the earth like locusts.”

Messengers were instantly dispatched to King Richard I, who was then in Acre, preparing to sail back to England. Before the battered and bruised men had finished relaying their message, “With God as my guide,” Richard declared, “I will set out to do what I can,” and instantly disembarked on his fleet with slightly over 2,000 fighters.

Jaffa, meanwhile, was fighting for its life. According to Saladin’s court historian, Baha’ al-Din, who was present, after one of its walls collapsed, all the Muslims rushed into the city, “and there was not an enemy heart that did not tremble and shake.” Even so, the Christians “were more fierce and determined in the fight and more eager for and devoted to death.”

When the main gate was finally battered down and an adjoining wall collapsed from the bombardment, a “cloud of dust and smoke went up and darkened the sky.” Once it cleared, the Muslims saw that “spear-points had replaced the walls and lances had blocked the breach.” Only death would release the crusaders of their charge to defend Jaffa.

Due to the great masses of rushing Muslims, the garrison was eventually driven to and holed up in the citadel, even as the sackers turned their attention to Jaffa’s civilian populace: “Alas for the pitiful slaughter of the sick!” recalls a chronicler. “They lay weakly on couches everywhere in the houses of the city; the Turks tortured them to death in horrible ways.”

Richard’s fleets finally arrived on the evening of July 31, but did not disembark.  As Baha’ al-Din explains, the crusaders “saw the town crammed with the Muslims’ banners and men and they feared that the citadel might have already been taken. The sea prevented their hearing the shouts that came from everywhere and the great commotion and cries of ‘There is no god but Allah’ and ‘Allahu Akbar.’”

To make matters worse, “When the Turks saw the king’s galleys and ships approaching, masses of them ran on to the shore,” writes a chronicler, “raining down spears, javelins, darts and arrows densely so that they would have nowhere free to land. The shore was seething, so covered with crowds of the enemy that there was no empty space left.”

Then, on the morning of August 1, a fighting priest took his chances: He jumped out of the citadel’s window, into the sea, and swam to the fleets. On learning that, although the “Saracens had taken the castle and were rounding up the Christians as prisoners,” a remnant of the garrison was still holding out, Richard exclaimed that, “If it so please God … we should die here with our brothers.”

Without donning his full armor, and in the words of the chroniclers, the king “armed himself with his hauberk, hung his shield at his neck and took a Danish axe in his hand.” With his crossbow in the other hand—and crying “death only to those who do not advance!”—he hurled himself into the water “and forced himself powerfully on to dry land,” all while firing his crossbow at the wild throng assembled along the shore and swiping incoming arrows away with his axe.

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Instantly, the rest of the crusaders followed their king; they hurled themselves into the water and “boldly attacked the Turks who obstinately opposed them on the shore.” Before long, and “at the sight of the king,” whom the Muslims dreaded from earlier encounters, none of them “dare[d] approach him.” Rather, they fled down the shore. A chronicle has the rest:

Brandishing his bared sword, the king followed in such hot pursuit that none of them had time to defend themselves.  They fled from his weighty blows.  In the same way the king’s comrades constantly assailed the fugitives, driving them on, crushing, rending, beheading and tossing them about until all the Turks had been violently expelled from the shore and left it empty….  The king fell on them with unsheathed sword, pursued them, beheaded and slew them.  They fled before him, falling back in dense crowds to his right and left.

Once Richard, drenched in Muslim blood, became visible to Saladin’s entourage, “a horrible howl went up,” even as Turkic arrows rained on the Christians. Undeterred, their berserker king continued to “cut to pieces all he met without distinction” in his mad dash to Saladin, prompting the sultan to dash “like a frightened hare… [H]e put spur to horse and fled before King Richard, not wishing to be seen by him…. The king and his fellow-knights steadfastly pursued him, continually slaying and unhorsing … for more than two miles.”

It was a disorderly retreat and rout of the most ignoble kind; and it was the most humiliating defeat the great Saladin ever suffered.

Indeed, due to his exploits at Jaffa and elsewhere, it is the name of Richard Lionheart that, in the popular Muslim consciousness, most personifies the archetypal crusader enemy till this very day—a testimony to the havoc he wrought singlehandedly.

This article was excerpted from Raymond Ibrahim’s Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

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Republicans Introduce A Sensible Border Security Bill – PJ Media

There’s a crisis at the southern border, but only one political party wants to do something about it.

The crisis is the border being overwhelmed by people wanting to enter the United States. But one party is actually trying to make the crisis worse, while the other wants to make the crisis manageable.

Of course, it’s not portrayed that way in the media. The party that wants to make the problem worse is praised for its “compassion” and “humaneness.” The party wanting to stabilize the problem is portrayed as evil and heartless.

No matter what the GOP does about the border, they will never change that perception of themselves in the media. So why not go all the way and propose policies that would actually result in fewer people trying to cross the border?

Republicans in the House are introducing a border security bill that doesn’t have a ghost of a chance at passage. But it illustrates and illuminates the differences between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to who is serious about protecting the country.

Washington Examiner:

It is Republicans’ solution to the situation at the southern border, where, in one example illustrating the scope of the problem, a premier migrant organization in South Texas has become so overwhelmed that it is turning away migrants who have been released from federal custody. Since the start of fiscal year 2021, illegal immigrant encounters are up 362% from the same time last year, and border authorities have seized enough fentanyl to kill 1.9 billion people.

“The Biden Administration’s failure to secure our southern border puts every American’s security at risk,” Stefanik, the third-highest Republican in the House, said in a statement.

“Biden’s open border policies have been a complete disaster, causing the worst border crisis we’ve seen in over 20 years,” she added. “As the number of encounters continue to rise, drugs and weapons are flooding across our southern border, and Democrats have turned their backs on our border patrol agents and law enforcement.”

The bill would restart border wall contracts that Biden canceled, fund advanced technology that would assist law enforcement at the border, and increase the number of homeland security employees working at the international boundary.

Nothing radical. Nothing revolutionary. Nothing really very expensive. Just commonsense steps to get a handle on a situation made infinitely worse by Biden’s “compassionate” and “humane” policies.

This is a bill with some backbone.

Border authorities would have to fly unmanned aerial systems, or drones, over the border day and night, every day. Every federal agent and officer would be equipped with a radio to ease communication and improve response time. At ports of entry where vehicles are inspected before being allowed into the country, all license plate scanners would have to be updated to the latest technology.

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 would be amended to require that DHS submit an implementation plan for how it will digitally track immigrants entering and leaving the country, which was called for 19 years ago but has not gone into effect nationwide at airports and all other land and sea ports of entry.

There would be more money for local law enforcement as well. In addition, there would be money to hire 3,500 new border agents to augment the 19,000 already working. And there would be 1,200 additional employees to work at processing centers in order to free up agents from taking care of families and individuals already in custody.

The number of law enforcement officers at the ports of entry would be increased to 27,725, and air and marine officers would jump to 1,675 agents. More than 200 new K-9 units would be hired across Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol, ports of entry, and air and marine patrols.

The bill wouldn’t “solve” anything, but it would improve the situation at the border–which is already out of control and will only get worse once public health orders expire and a new flood of illegals show up to be allowed in.

Related: Biden’s Border Disorder: Feds Released 50,000 Illegals Into the U.S. Without Even Giving Them a Court Date

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Biden Admin Tried to Cover Up COVID Outbreak at Migrant Facility – PJ Media

Under Joe Biden, illegal border crossings have skyrocketed to six times what the Obama administration deemed crisis level. How did this happen? Well, immigrants started heading to the United States’ southern border after the election, believing Biden would deliver on amnesty. Border facilities housing unaccompanied migrant children are significantly over capacity, and there have been widespread reports that children haven’t been properly fed, able to bathe, or even able to spend time outdoors. There have also been reports of children being sexually assaulted in Biden’s migrant facilities.

As bad as things are at the border, it appears now that things are even worse. There was a COVID-19 outbreak at a migrant facility in Fort Bliss, Texas, earlier this year, and Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services tried to cover it up. That’s according to two whistleblowers who filed a complaint earlier this week.

The complaint was filed for Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold by the nonprofit Government Accountability Project. Pearlstein and Reinhold are career federal civil servants who “served as volunteer detailees at the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Site from April through June 2021.”  And they say that they were instructed to downplay a COVID outbreak among migrant children in federal custody.

Because of the overcrowded conditions at the facility, “COVID was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees,” the complaint says. “Every effort was made to downplay the degree of COVID infection at the site, and the size of the outbreak was deliberately kept under wraps. At a ‘town hall’ meeting with detailees, a senior U.S. Public Health Service manager was asked and refused to say how many were infected because ‘if that graph [of infections] is going to The Washington Post every day, it’s the only thing we’ll be dealing with and politics will take over, perception will take over, and we’re about reality, not perception.’”

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“All the manager would acknowledge is that several children had to be hospitalized,” the complaint continues.

In addition, when detailees reached the end of their term, “a sheet was passed around with detailed instructions from the HHS Public Affairs Office on how, when asked, to make everything sound positive about the Fort Bliss experience and to play down anything negative.”

Fox News contacted the Department of Health and Human Services about the complaint and a spokesperson told them that “the care and well-being of children in our custody continues to be a top priority for HHS.”

Really? Since when?

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Congressman Shows Biden’s New Mask Mandate Is Based on Bogus Study – Again. ‘This Is Why We’ve Lost Trust’ – PJ Media

All of a sudden the Biden Administration has flooded the zone with mask mandates, diktats, angry remonstrances of dumb people who don’t obey him, and gobbledygook about the “Delta Variant.”

Masks work. They don’t work. The shot works. The shot doesn’t work.

People who get the shot don’t need to wear a mask. People who get the shot need to mask up or you’re a murderer. People who have had shot don’t transmit the virus. People who have had the shot do transmit the virus.

Rinse, repeat.

Even Joe Biden is confused, but, let’s face it, that’s his constant condition.

It’s almost as if the Biden folks want us to be confused.

Well, if that was the objective, Mission Accomplished.

The resulting insta-panic has led schools to order kids masked up this fall and the American Federation of Teachers unionista in charge talking about closing schools again. The VA and other government offices are being told to mask up.


Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw discovered what the about-face from Biden and company is based on. The PO’d congressman laid out “the truth [to] America” in an insightful and anger-inducing Twitter thread.

First, Crenshaw stated on what authority the entire U.S. recommended indoor mask wearing again, despite removing that guidance in May.

Here’s the truth America:

The “game changer” data the CDC used for the mask mandate is from a single study from India.

The study was rejected in peer review.

But CDC used it anyway. [emphasis added]

Next, he showed how somebody went online after the fact, in order to change the status of the Indian study to show it as “revised,” as if it hadn’t been rejected by scientists in peer review.

“Even worse,” Crenshaw asserted, “the study followed healthcare workers vaccinated with a vaccine not allowed in the US.”

Let’s be clear: the questionable study didn’t examine vaccines available in the United States, so it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison.

Biden and company were asked if they had more ammo to justify this turn of events. Crenshaw says they didn’t.

Does the Administration have any more data to show us? No, according to the latest from STAT [health news website].

The India-based Delta Variant of COVID-19 has caused a spike in the number of positive test results. That doesn’t mean people are getting sick. In fact, despite the spike, which is 66% lower than case highs at the end of 2020, the daily death rate is low. The Washington Post reports that 20% of those breakthrough case deaths were among people who’d received the shots, but who had compromised immunity or co-morbidities.

CDC COVID-19 tracker screenshot.

Indeed, it appears that in the UK in a study of 20,000 people, the Delta Variant of COVID-19 is much milder, not worse, than the previous iterations of the virus.

This isn’t the first time scientific sleight of hand has been used to sell fear to the masses. The study on which the U.S. based its ridiculous outdoor mask mandate was a flawed study from Singapore which wasn’t conducted outdoors at all. Even The New York Times had to call BS on that one.

We’re in a dangerous time in this country. Joe Biden is right about one thing: there’s a pandemic of misinformation out there… and he’s making it worse.

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Biden DOJ Sends a Warning to States Eliminating Pandemic Election Law Exceptions – PJ Media

It is always amazing to observe how the Biden administration and Democrats ignore the preferences of the American people in deference to their own political ambitions. It is also interesting to note that they insist Biden won fair and square but they are also clinging to election law exceptions ostensibly put in place due to the pandemic — and presenting them as the norm for the future. Even though no one is really buying their “Jim Crow 2.0” narrative, they continue to charge ahead.

On Wednesday, the Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a guidance document warning states about the election security laws under consideration or already signed into law. According to a DOJ press release:

“The right of all eligible citizens to vote is the central pillar of our democracy, and the Justice Department will use all of the authorities at its disposal to zealously guard that right,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The guidances issued today describe certain federal laws that help ensure free, fair, and secure elections. Where violations of such laws occur, the Justice Department will not hesitate to act.”

None of the laws proposed post-2020 impair free, fair, and secure elections. Instead, they try to find balance among those three items after a highly unusual election in 2020 with local and state pandemic exceptions that state legislatures did not pass. These included various items among the states, including eliminating signature verification, accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day, and even 24-hour drive-through voting in Austin, Texas.

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Most of the laws seek to reverse the pandemic exceptions that impaired election security, in order to restore voter confidence. Protections like voter ID and a prohibition on ballot harvesting, in combination with the opportunity to vote early and to utilize absentee ballots, are popular with a majority of voters. Establishment Democrats favor no election security law. Just look at Democrat trifectas like California.

In several states, changes also included prohibiting outside funding of individual election offices. The Center for Technology and Civic Life gave grants with strings attached to particular counties in particular states. This funding allowed those counties to create Democrat turnout machines in swing-state urban areas. This influx of cash made the dollars per registered voter wildly uneven, and it is easy to make a case that spending by population is part of equal protection under the laws.

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For example, in Fulton County, Georgia, which I affectionately call the Broward County of the Peach State, there were mobile voting vans and unmonitored drop boxes. There is no argument that eliminating these things impairs free or fair elections. In fact, eliminating them arguably increases security. Dropboxes will still be available in polling locations for voters to return their no-excuse absentee ballot if they prefer. Of course, they can return them postage-free via their mailbox, as well.

The DOJ has already filed a politically-motivated lawsuit against the new Georgia law, alleging that legislators created it specifically to suppress the black vote. The suit provided no data to support this claim, and Georgia Attorney Chris Carr is seeking to have it dismissed. Carr’s brief, as well as one filed by Greater Georgia, cites the recent Supreme Court decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee:

“VRA [Voting Right Act] requires ‘proof’ that the challenged state law or regulation establishes processes that ‘are not equally open to participation’ by members of a protected class… ‘[T]he mere fact that there is some disparity in impact,’ even if shown to exist, does not establish a violation.”

The guidance and lawsuits currently being filed by the DOJ could be related to H.R.4. It is a shot over the bow to red states, many of which were in pre-clearance due to historical discrimination based on a formula that used data from 1972 to measure minority participation. This status meant that the DOJ had to review and approve any election law changes in the state before they could be implemented.

The Supreme Court declared the formula unconstitutional in 2013 in Shelby County v. Holder. The Court left Congress the option to add a new formula which H.R. 4, known as the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, creates. The legislation bases the new formula on lawsuits. If a state or subordinate jurisdiction, such as a county, settles or loses a lawsuit, it will count against that jurisdiction. After a certain threshold number of these cases, the state or jurisdiction goes into pre-clearance with the DOJ.

Related: SCOTUS Decision on Arizona Election Law Is the Good News. Now for the Bad News.

It is easy to see how this creates an environment open to lawfare and potential abuse of power by the DOJ. For example, no left-wing group will ever sue Delaware. Yet, the state has no early voting, does not provide any no-excuse absentee balloting or drop boxes,  does not allow ballot harvesting, and requires voter ID. Voters are also required to announce their name and party affiliation, in case anyone wants to challenge their vote. On the other hand, Georgia, which codified dropboxes and has no-excuse absentee balloting, will be sued into oblivion and forced to defend itself not to end up in pre-clearance.

All because people 60 years ago made awful decisions when Georgia was a state of 2 million residents. It is now a diverse, multi-cultural state of over 10 million residents from all over the world that happens to vote for lots of Republicans. Of course, we are told that the Biden DOJ is not political at all, not like that Trump henchman Bill Barr. It is just a coincidence that the Biden DOJ pushes every narrative the administration does, from white supremacist domestic terrorism to voter suppression, without evidence.

The Biden DOJ and Democrats know the current law has nothing to do with “Jim Crow.” This power grab is about winning elections through insecure balloting. Perhaps they know it is the only way they can maintain power.


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The True Threat of Woke Capitalism – PJ Media

Major League Baseball shocked Americans by pulling the All-Star Game out of Atlanta over an election integrity law. Companies like Disney and Coke subject employees to trainings about being “less white.” While some of us have been warning about the nefarious impact of leftist groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in corporate America, a recent book exposes the roots and the threat of woke capitalism, tracing back decades. The problem is far worse than it first appears.

In The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business, Stephen R. Soukup traces how the Progressive bureaucracy of Woodrow Wilson enabled the Marxist corruption of big business in the name of tracking a company according to “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG) metrics, prioritizing “stakeholders” over shareholders.

Soukup traces how Progressive ideas about perfecting bureaucracy infected business and the financial industry. He also traces the development of Marxist critical theory through the Frankfurt School to Columbia University. As Marxism marched through academia and other institutions, it also infected the bureaucracy of big business, including the financial institutions that manage investment.

The “woke” excesses of MLB, Coke, and Disney trace back to investment institutions known as proxy advisory services, which go between investors and companies, using an ESG lens to direct investors’ cash to companies that implement a leftist agenda. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis — two companies most Americans have never heard of — account for 97 percent of the proxy advisory business, and they carry tremendous weight in corporate America.

Soukup’s book explains the deep historical roots of woke capitalism, and why conservatives have their work cut out for them when it comes to getting a word in edgewise. His book lays out the “players” on both the Left and the Right. While it takes about 40 pages for Soukup to list the players on the Left, only 9 pages exhaust the list of players on the Right who aim to combat the problem.

Soukup paints a sobering picture of the true threat of woke capitalism, and he also provides a very accessible overview of both the impact of Progressivism and the roots of critical theory. He also presents a very important point: pension plans that heavily invest in ESG often suffer subpar returns on their investments. In a 2018 study, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar Mark Perry concluded that “the 12 worst-performing private equity funds in the New York City retirement system in 2016 focused on renewable and clean energy assets.”

The ESG movement is not focused on securing the best returns for investors, so there is ample room for competition. The forces pushing woke capitalism believe that returns for “stakeholders” i.e. more ideologically defined benefits for society should outweigh the more “crass” focus on returns for shareholders who actually invest in a company. Yet capitalism rewards shareholders without harming stakeholders. In a truly free-market system, the best companies that provide the best goods and services will also provide the best return on investment for their shareholders — a win-win. Too often, however, anti-capitalists in the corporate sphere see an unnecessary conflict between stakeholders and shareholders.

Early on in the book, Soukup quotes Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who noted that “as liberal activists have lost control of the judiciary, they have turned to a different hub of power to impose their views on the rest of the country,” namely woke capitalism. “He was right, of course… But he didn’t know the half of it.”

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Soukup’s book is an excellent attempt to unveil the true threat of woke capitalism, from its historical roots to its broad impact on corporate America today. Conservatives cannot afford to ignore it.

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Biden Sacrifices Military Readiness Over Stats Showing Vaxxed People Are More Likely to Die from Bee Sting Than COVID – PJ Media

Getting struck and killed by lightning is exceedingly rare. Everyone knows this. But vaccinated people have a higher chance of dying from a lightening strike than COVID-19. Or dying from a bee sting. Or dying from choking on a pretzel, like George W. Bush nearly did.

So, why is Joe Biden ignoring those odds and Americans’ liberty, while sacrificing military readiness based on these odds?

Add using a bogus study to support his case for crackdowns and you’ve got a real puzzler here.

Yet, here we are, talking about indoor mask mandates, closing schools again, sacrificing military readiness, and blaming both vaccinated and unvaccinated people — all because of the spike in cases from the latest strain of COVID.

The flip-flop on mask mandates and other guidance is based on what appears to be a bogus study out of India.

Related: Congressman Shows Biden’s New Mask Mandate Is Based on Bogus Study – Again. ‘This Is Why We’ve Lost Trust’

The Washington Post reports that the “median age of those hospitalized with breakthrough infections is 74 … and … only 4 percent had no co-morbidities.”

So, where’s the major danger?

The president is using these data – and “proof” to be named later – to issue new “guidance” for all manner of federal employees.

Biden has ordered federal employees, even people who already got the virus and possess antibodies, to wear masks indoors again – and get vaccinated.

Worse, he’s ordering the military to get shots or subject themselves to mask wearing, no traveling, and getting tested twice a week. Even if they’ve had COVID.

This means the president is sacrificing military readiness, training tempo, and deployment schedules at the altar of a bogus study and the excruciatingly small odds of contracting COVID for people who have already had it or have been vaccinated.

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The Washington Post opinion columnist Mark Thiessen has done the world a favor and put in perspective the chances of vaccinated people dying from the latest strain of COVID or passing along the virus to others.

The data [are] clear: According to the CDC, as of July 19, a grand total of 4,072 vaccinated Americans had been hospitalized with symptomatic breakthrough infections, out of more than 161 million who have been fully vaccinated. That is a breakthrough hospitalization rate of less than 0.003 percent. Better still, of those hospitalized, only 849 have died of covid-19. That means the death rate from those breakthrough infections is 0.0005 percent.

To put that in perspective, your chance of dying from a lightning strike is .0007 percent, and your chance of dying from a seasonal flu is 0.1 percent. If you’re vaccinated, you have a much greater chance of dying from a hornet, wasp or bee string, a dog attack, a car crash, drowning, sunstroke, or choking on food than you do of dying from covid-19.

[…]According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the median age of those hospitalized with breakthrough infections is 74. An Israeli study of patients hospitalized with breakthrough infections found that only 4 percent had no co-morbidities.

In short, people who have been vaccinated for COVID are more likely to die of:

  • Lightning Strike
  • Seasonal Flu
  • Bee [Wasp, Hornet] Sting
  • Dog Attack
  • Car Crash
  • Drowning
  • Sunstroke
  • Choking on Food

… and probably a bunch of other stuff than the latest strain of the COVID virus.

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Put another way, you might win the lottery before you lose your life from COVID if you’ve been vaccinated, but sure, let’s sacrifice military readiness and freedom for Americans for very little risk.

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Is the Harris Brand Poison for Midterm Democrats? – PJ Media

Holy Corn Pop, Batman! Could there be trouble for them thar Dems? Maybe, but I doubt it. Hot on the heels of the news that the Harris/Biden White House’s popularity has dipped in the Golden State, the word is out that Democrats may be nervous about the Kamala Effect on the next election. A recent YouGov poll showed that unfavorable opinions of future President Kamala “25A” Harris hit a rate almost double that of favorable opinions. In fact, the Daily Caller reported her unfavorables at 46%. Ditto from Real Clear Politics. And keep in mind that future former President Joe Biden’s approval ratings were down to from 56% in June to 50% as of July 21, according to Gallup.

So 25A’s ratings are even worse than Biden’s. With the midterms on the horizon, the smell of donkey sweat is becoming palpable. Since endorsements from an administration are often key to a campaign, an appearance by the VP could theoretically be problematic. I say theoretically, since the Ministry of Truth will certainly have multiple cracks at changing these numbers long before your local Democratic Party chairperson drops by your house to give you your vaccination and cast your ballot for you. So really, it may be a moot point. Team Harris has not commented. But then, given the work environment in the VP’s office, who could blame them?

A source close to Harris commented to The Hill, “No one is coming out and saying she’s doing an amazing job, because the first question would be ‘On what?’ She’s made a bunch of mistakes and she’s made herself a story for good and bad.” So why no love for the presumptive president-to-be?

It may be that Biden is so unpopular at this point that 25A has been overshadowed by his ineptitude. That is definitely a possibility, but not a major factor. At this point, Biden is more pitiable than anything else. That is not to say that he hasn’t been incredibly destructive in an amazingly short span of time. But even the most stringent conservatives realize that he was promised his ride behind the Resolute Desk to woo white voters away from Trump. He is a senile old man trotted out specifically for his age and gender; an attempt to recall the glory days of Carter, Clinton, or Lord help us, Jed Bartlett, who wasn’t even a real president.

Is it her abysmal history in California? The Kamala Kackle? Maybe it is the epic story of how she escaped her stroller during a civil rights march to search for “fweedom.” (As someone whose parents actually pushed him in a stroller during a civil rights march in the ’60s and who, by all accounts, caught a cold because if it, I call B.S. on principle.) Perhaps it is the fact that even Democrats could not put her forward as president despite their fetish for leveraging color and gender at every turn.

Or maybe it is simply the fact that progressives know they have botched it. The economy is down, prices are up, and we hate one another with a vitriol that has not been seen in decades. We are a joke in the international community and you have to decide which kidney to sell to buy a used car for God’s sake. And they are looking at the businesses they lost, and one contradictory statement after another about COVID-19.  People may not admit it, but they realize that today’s progressive agenda was yesterday’s Alpo. And even 25A can’t laugh that off.

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Joe Biden Calls on States to Bribe Citizens to Get Vaccinated – PJ Media

After various state efforts to boost vaccination rates—like million-dollar lotteries—failed to reverse the decline in adults seeking COVID-19 vaccinations, Joe Biden has come up with a brilliant new plan to fix the problem: $100 bribes.

On Thursday, Joe Biden called on state and local governments to give $100 to adults who get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The plan was announced the same week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed its previous recommendation and now says that fully vaccinated people must wear masks indoors in schools and in certain other areas.

“Today, I’m calling on all states and local governments to use funding they have received, including from the American Rescue Plan, to give $100 to anyone who gets fully vaccinated,” Biden announced. He cited grocery store chain Kroger’s successful incentive program back in February, where they offered $100 to their employees who got vaccinated, which increased their vaccination rates from 50 percent to 75 percent.

Biden failed to mention that Kroger’s program came in the early weeks of the vaccine distribution when vaccination rates were increasing organically. He also failed to mention that this was before his disastrous decision to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout, over 6 cases of severe blood clotting out of nearly 7 million doses administered. The decision to pause the J&J vaccine rollout made little sense and was slammed by governors. Dr. Fauci predictably defended the decision, even though the risk was nominal from a statistical perspective—smaller than the risk of catching COVID and dying from it.

As expected, trust in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine plummeted. The same administration trying to combat vaccine hesitancy literally created an environment where more people don’t trust the safety of a very important vaccine. Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s lifting of the pause did little to restore faith in any of the vaccines. And now Biden is hoping that large-scale bribery can get vaccinations back on track.

Biden also addressed the apparent unfairness of offering $100 for people who’ve not yet been vaccinated, when so many others who got vaccinated early won’t get diddly squat.

“I know that paying people to get vaccinated might sound unfair to folks who’ve gotten vaccinated already, but here’s the deal: If incentives help us beat this virus, I believe we should use them,” Biden said. “We all benefit if we can get more people vaccinated.”

Well, that’s a bit of a hard sell now that the CDC says vaccinated people need to mask up indoors again because of the Delta variant, which, contrary to what Biden has claimed in the past, isn’t more deadly than the original strain of the virus… it’s not even close.

So, here we are. Joe Biden botched the vaccination rollout and is trying to fix it by throwing money at the problem — the typical Democrat solution to everything.