Bongino Video: Shocking Video Surfaces Exposing the Censors’ Plot


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In this episode of The Dan Bongino Show, Dan addresses the shocking video which recently surfaced, in which the censors admit that what they’re doing is likely illegal. And there’s much more.

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McCarthy Recites the RINO Creed: ‘We Let Government Grow, But at a Slower Rate’

McCarthy Recites the RINO Creed: ‘We Let Government Grow, But at a Slower Rate’

FREEDOM CAUCUS UNLOADS! Debt Deal a No-Go, 'Not One Republican Should Vote for This'



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When the House Republicans who initially refused to accept Kevin McCarthy as speaker finally agreed to do so back in January, they allegedly received assurances from him and his supporters that McCarthy would genuinely oppose Democrat initiatives, not just go along with them as a controlled opposition. And that seems to be the case with the new debt ceiling deal, as Biden’s handlers appear to have made some significant concessions to McCarthy. However, it would be premature to think that the worst days of the uni party are behind us. McCarthy has just given us a disquieting indication that he isn’t completely the reformed RINO he has seemed to be of late.

On Sunday, McCarthy declared confidently on FOX News Sunday that his deal with the devil — er, that is, with Old Joe Biden — was a “step in the right direction” for the GOP. He asserted that “more than 95 percent of all those in the conference were very excited” about the deal, and gave some reasons why: “We finally were able to cut spending. We’re the first Congress to vote for cutting spending year over year. So, you cut that back, you fully fund the veterans, you fully fund defense, but you take that nondefense spending all the way back lower than ’22 levels.” That does sound swell indeed, and McCarthy wasn’t finished.

The man who will go down in history as the successor of Nancy Pelosi then boasted about how his tough negotiating tactics had forced the Democrats to make concessions, particularly on new rules that some of those receiving government handouts had to do something for the money: “Now you get work requirements for TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] and SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program], where the Democrats said that was a red line.”

McCarthy even claimed to have made inroads into the government’s ever-expanding environmentalist initiatives: “Now you’re able to reform NEPA [National Environmental Policy Act]. How frustrating we are with — it’s been 40 years since you could streamline it.” Streamlined government is good, but less government altogether is better, and McCarthy wasn’t quite up to that point. He reeled off the acronyms of these programs, without bothering to explain what they were, like the seasoned Beltway insider that he undeniably is.

He did, however, promise an easing of at least some of the stultifying maze of regulations that have done so much to blunt American initiative in recent years. “To build a road in America,” he pointed out, “takes you seven years to review.” But he promised relief: “We limit that, where it’s focused, where you can only review it one to two years. We’re going to get America working again. We get the process working again.” He added: “We are — we always have these omnibuses at the end of the year, we now penalize Congress if they don’t get their jobs done.”

All in all, McCarthy claimed this was a big victory: “There is so much in this that’s positive.” It looked even better by comparison to previous deals: “And measure it to all the other debt ceilings, when Republicans had the presidency, the Senate, and the House, did they ever cut spending? No, they increased it. We were able to do this when the president said he wasn’t even going to talk to us.” Fantastic, Kevin! Wow! Elect this guy president, right? He continued: “This is really a step in the right direction. It puts us on a trajectory that’s different. We put a statutory cap on spending 1 percent for the next six years.” But then came his RINO bombshell.

McCarthy’s final summation of his great victory was succinct: “So, we let government grow but at a slower rate.”

Related: BIDEN CAVES: Debt Deal with Spending Cuts Struck


How’s that again? You let government grow but at a slower rate? This is precisely what establishment Republicans have been doing for decades, earning the justified ire and contempt of millions of patriots: they have let the statist, socialist Democrats set the agenda and largely agreed to it, while just quibbling with a bit here and there, or promising to get the whole thing done more cheaply and efficiently.

This is precisely what a RINO, a Republican In Name Only, is. Dwight D. Eisenhower, as beloved as he was, became the first of these when he took office as president in 1953. He made it clear to the Republicans that even though he was the first Republican president since the beginning of the Depression, he accepted the New Deal and all the massive expansion of government that it entailed. Republicans would not roll any of that expansion back. They’d just fine-tune it a little.

RINOs have been fine-tuning our long march to socialism ever since. If McCarthy’s debt ceiling deal is another step in that direction, we are better off without it, as well as better off with a House speaker who will actually oppose the Democrats, not just drag his feet a little on what they want to get done.


GOP caucus promises 'reckoning' on McCarthy's debt ceiling bill; 30 Republicans say NO

Rep. Steve Scalise, R.-La., discusses the latest news emerging from the debt ceiling debate as House Freedom Caucus members threaten Speaker McCarthy with a motion to vacate.

Biden tells Turkey to allow Sweden into NATO if it wants US F-16’s~Biden, Erdogan, and the Lessons of May 29



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As America attempts a quid pro quo with Turkey despite its demands (it wants fighter jets as a reward for allowing Sweden to join NATO), another question is whether America should be selling fighter jets to Turkey at all, considering how they may be utilized by Turkey’s hostile President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Reuters reports:

U.S. President Joe Biden said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a call on Monday repeated Ankara’s desire to buy F-16 fighter jets from the United States, while Biden told him Washington wanted Ankara to drop its objection to Sweden’s joining NATO.

The exchange took place when Biden called Erdogan to congratulate him on his victory in Turkey’s presidential election on Sunday.

“I spoke to Erdogan. I congratulated Erdogan. He still wants to work on something on the F-16s.

Erdogan’s ambitions are troubling. He seeks to revive the Ottoman Empire and has declared that Turkey has nothing that contradicts the Taliban’s beliefs. Turkey oppresses the Kurds. NBC published a report, “Turkey’s attack on Kurds in Syria betrays those doing the fighting against ISIS — and dying.” Erdogan bullies Greece, and is doggedly determined to enforce Islamic blasphemy laws globally — hence his blocking of Sweden from NATO over the burning of a Qur’an by Rasmus Paludan. In fact, Turkey has demanded that Swedes must fight those who “target Islam’ if it wants to join NATO.

Turkey has no place in NATO, to begin with. Nor should it be further armed by America in exchange for Turkey acting in NATO’s interests and expanding that alliance to include Sweden, as opposed to Turkey attending to Islamic interests. Nonetheless, the Biden administration, which has been marked by its repeated counterproductive actions, including leaving billions of dollars worth of American military equipment in Afghanistan at the Taliban’s disposal, is advancing a quid pro quo arrangement with the likes of Erdogan, while denying that the deal is actually being framed in such terms. America hardly needs to be arming more Islamic enemies.

Perhaps Biden et al hope that any deal brokered by America to bring Sweden into the NATO fold might somehow ease America’s sunken reputation while boosting sales for Lockheed Martin. The issue is far from settled among American lawmakers, some of whom support the Biden strategy, despite Biden’s historical efforts to sell fighter jets to Turkey even prior to the Sweden-NATO issue. According to Congressman Gus Michael Bilirakis in 2021:

Turkey’s illegal and unfettered actions are indicative of President Erdogan’s transformation of Turkey to a rogue state led by a leader with a nationalistic philosophy, Neo-Ottoman ambitions, and a complete disregard for following international law.

A year later, in 2022, Bilirakis and Rep. Chris Pappas lead bipartisan opposition to a Biden administration proposal to sell weapons to Turkey.

Appeasement of enemies only weakens America. But that has been the strategy of the Biden administration on every front. Only now it is using the Sweden-Turkey-NATO stalemate opportunistically to further the same appeasement strategy.

Meanwhile, no matter what the Biden administration decides, Erdogan is already looking at other options from China and Russia.


Biden's Handlers Think They Have a NATO Ally in Erdogan. But Erdogan Has Other Ideas.



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Old Joe Biden’s congratulatory message to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan upon his highly questionable (hey, what election isn’t these days?) reelection was boilerplate from whoever writes his tweets, but nevertheless, it revealed yet again the growing gap between the world views of the two men. That gap has serious geopolitical implications that go all the way back to the anniversary that was observed on the day after the Turkish strongman’s reelection: May 29 marked 570 years since the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks and the extinguishing, after over two thousand years of continual existence, of the Roman Empire.

Biden’s Twitter wonk wrote on Sunday afternoon: “Congratulations to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Türkiye on his re-election. I look forward to continuing to work together as NATO Allies on bilateral issues and shared global challenges.” (Türkiye is what the nation of Turkey has renamed itself so as to minimize comparisons with a certain Thanksgiving bird. Yes, really.) Biden’s mouthpiece is blandly pleased about the prospect of the U.S. “continuing to work together as NATO Allies” with Erdogan’s Turkey, but Erdogan and his supporters have a very different set of priorities.

To celebrate Erdogan’s victory, his followers gathered in Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia mosque and screamed “Allahu akbar,” which does not mean “God is great,” as the Western establishment media routinely claims, but rather, “Allah is greater,” that is, greater than your god. It is a declaration of supremacy with immense implications. Hagia Sophia was built in the year 537 and stood for nearly a thousand years as the grandest and foremost cathedral in the entire Christian world. Then on May 29, 1453, the Ottoman Turks finally succeeded in entering Constantinople, which Islamic jihadis had been trying to do for nearly eight hundred years. Amid unfathomable bloodshed, Sultan Mehmed II had the Islamic profession of faith proclaimed inside the great cathedral and was converted to a mosque.

Hagia Sophia then stood for centuries as the Ottoman Empire’s statement of the superiority and supremacy of Islam over Christianity. By the early twentieth century, however, the Ottoman Empire had become “the sick man of Europe.” After siding with Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I, it disintegrated altogether. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the strongman of the newly constituted secular Turkish Republic, attributed the empire’s decline and fall to Islam, which he called “this theology of an immoral Arab” and dismissed as “a dead thing.” In 1934, Ataturk converted Hagia Sophia into a museum, and so instead of being a symbol of Islam’s triumph over Christianity, it became a symbol of secularism’s triumph over Islam.

Erdogan, however, could not and did not stand for that. As the New York Times noted Thursday, he “has reoriented Turkey’s national culture, promoting a nostalgic revival of the Ottoman past.” In 2020, he reconverted Hagia Sophia into a mosque, making into a revived symbol of Islam’s superiority to Christianity, and a new symbol of Islam’s triumph over secularism. During the just-concluded presidential campaign, Erdogan crowed about his conversion of Hagia Sophia: “The entire West got mad – but I did it.” The re-mosquing of Hagia Sophia was the centerpiece of Erdogan’s program of neo-Ottomanism. And now, the Times opined just before the election that an Erdogan electoral victory would mean that “his neo-Ottomanism will have survived its strongest test in two decades.”

The Times, however, assumes that Erdogan’s neo-Ottomanism is all about rallying nationalist sentiment in order to get votes. It is actually of much greater significance. Erdogan’s neo-Ottomanism is an integral aspect of his stance toward his neighbors. In February 2018he declared his desire to reconquer the lands the Ottoman caliphate once ruled: “Those who think that we have erased from our hearts the lands from which we withdrew in tears a hundred years ago are wrong. We say at every opportunity we have that Syria, Iraq, and other places in the geography [map] in our hearts are no different from our own homeland. We are struggling so that a foreign flag will not be waved anywhere where adhan [Islamic call to prayer in mosques] is recited. The things we have done so far [pale in comparison to the] even greater attempts and attacks [we are planning for] the coming days, inshallah [Allah willing].”

Related: Muslims Scream ‘Allahu Akbar’ as Hagia Sophia Officially Becomes a Mosque

Erdogan’s Ottoman revanchism has important implications for the NATO alliance. Turkey is increasingly belligerent toward Greece, a fellow NATO country that Erdogan considers to be a rightful part of the Turkish domain. Erdogan’s daughter recently proclaimed that “the crescent will win over Cross of the West.” In Nov. 2022, a Turkish TV channel displayed a map of the projected “Turkish Sphere” in 2050. It included Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Greece, Iraq, Turkmenistan, and more. In Sept. 2022, Erdogan’s interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, declared: “We want to root out America….We don’t need the USA. We do not need a Europe that is unaware of our religion, culture, and belief… We must dismantle the USA.”

Biden’s handlers and NATO’s top dogs should consider all this carefully, but they won’t. They should also ponder the lesson of May 29: great empires that were once thought to be invincible can and do fall. Are they foolish, and ultimately self-defeating, enough to continue to think they have a friend in an increasingly open enemy such as Erdogan? Once again, they won’t even consider the possibility.


CUNY Law School features hijab-wearing Jew-hater as its commencement speaker



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This is typical of American academia today. Our nation’s colleges and universities are radioactive wastelands of Leftist hatred and propaganda.

The Times of Israel cannot decide whether her name is spelled Mohammad or Mohammed. I don’t know which is correct.

“NYC’s public law school releases video of ‘antisemitic’ commencement speech,” by Luke Tress, Times of Israel, May 27, 2023:

NEW YORK — New York City’s public law school on Thursday released a video of a commencement ceremony held earlier this month, including a speech the city college system’s Jewish allies decried as discriminatory.

The speaker accused Israel of “indiscriminate” murder, encouraging “lynch mobs” and lauded resistance to “Zionism around the world.”

The City University of New York (CUNY) Law School had hidden the video after coming under criticism for the ceremony.

The speech marked the second consecutive year that the law school’s commencement speaker dedicated much of their address to anti-Israel rhetoric, and comes amid a years-long running battle over alleged widespread antisemitism in the city college system.

Much of the dispute centers around when anti-Zionism crosses into antisemitism, and is part of a larger debate on US college campuses and in progressive circles….

The law school’s commencement ceremony on May 12 featured anti-Israel activist Fatima Mohammed [sic] as its keynote speaker. The school’s commencement speaker is elected by the student body.

In her speech, Mohammad [sic] repeatedly lashed Israel, linking the Jewish state to white supremacy, oppression, colonialism and violence.

“This is the law school that passed and endorsed BDS on a student and faculty level, recognizing that absent a critical imperialism settler colonialism lens, our work and the school’s mission statement is void of value as Israel continues to indiscriminately rain bullets and bombs on worshipers, murdering the old, the young, attacking the funerals and graveyards as it encourages lynch mobs,” she said.

“We are the student body and faculty that fought back when the investor-focused administration attempted to cross the BDS picket line, saying loud and clear that Palestine can no longer be the exception to our pursuit of justice, that our morality will not be purchased by investors,” she said.

Mohammad [sic] also said that CUNY “continues to train IDF soldiers” to carry out “violence globally,” blaming the school system for being “committed to its donors, not to its students.”

She repeatedly linked racism against Black Americans to Israel, and said Jewish New York Senator Chuck Schumer had “dignified” the killing of Jordan Neely, a Black man, on a New York City subway.

“May we rejoice in the corners of our New York City bedroom apartments and dining tables, may it be fuel for the fight against capitalism, racism, imperialism, and Zionism around the world,” she said in closing.

Mohammed [sic] is a member of CUNY Law’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, which has spearheaded BDS and other anti-Israel initiatives on campus.

During the commencement ceremony, the law school graduates also heckled New York City Mayor Eric Adams at the mention of his career on the police force, and turned their backs to Adams while he spoke to them.

The ceremony was closed to the press, and afterward, CUNY Law made the video non-public. CUNY’s central administration and CUNY Law did not respond to requests to make the video public earlier this month.

The law school made the video available online on Thursday, along with other past commencement events. Both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel groups had pressured the school to release the video….

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Delivers a Fiery, Patriotic Memorial Day Speech Denouncing Left-Wing Ideologies?

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Delivers a Fiery, Patriotic Memorial Day Speech Denouncing Left-Wing Ideologies



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New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave a completely unexpected Memorial Day speech denouncing socialism and Communism and bemoaning the lack of patriotism from the nation’s young.

Referencing Thomas Jefferson (a mistake, according to the radical left), Adams spoke of the famous “Tree of Liberty.”

“You water the tree of freedom with your blood,” Adams said. “We sit under the shade of that tree of freedom protected from the hot rays of socialism and communism and destruction that are playing out across the globe.”

Adams referred to himself as a “thirty-eight percenter,” recalling a poll from last year that showed just 38% of Americans were “extremely proud” of the United States.

“Just as I start the day, every child should start the day with that hope and that true Pledge,” he said.

A 22-year veteran of the NYPD, Adams’s speech was not universally applauded — as you might expect.

New York Daily News:

Adams’ Memorial Day musings drew pushback on social media from progressive Democrats, who took issue with the fact that the mayor did not include fascism in his condemnation.

“How about opening your eyes and brain to the presence and harms of oh, I don’t know…fascism?” tweeted Alessandra Biaggi, a former state senator for a district that includes parts of the Bronx and Westchester County.

Brooklyn Councilwoman Sandy Nurse, a progressive who frequently criticizes the mayor, was offended that he cribbed a quote from Jefferson.

“Ah yes, Thomas Jefferson, a man who expanded his wealth by owning 600 Black slaves over his lifetime. A man who raped his sister in law, who was also a slave, and kept in forced servitude his own children,” Nurse tweeted at Adams. “Jefferson watered some trees with blood, but not the liberty kind.”

Adams received plenty of praise from the right.

“Thank you, Mayor Adams, for recognizing the evils of socialism and communism on this Memorial Day,” Republican Queens Councilwoman Vickie Paladino tweeted. ”There is much room for policy disagreement, but Americans must always be unified in opposition to these poisons which still infect our society to this day.”

This is not the first time that Adams has clashed with the hard-eyed left of his party. During a campaign fundraiser co-hosted by a Republican, Adams made it clear that he believed the Democratic Socialists of America were a threat.

“I’m no longer running against candidates. I’m running against a movement. All across the country, the DSA socialists are mobilizing to stop Eric Adams,” he said at the time. “They realize that if I’m successful, we’re going to start the process of regaining control of our cities.”

Adams gave the speech at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. At another speech on Monday to a Bedford-Stuyvesant event hosted by a group called Black Veterans for Social Justice, he gave a slightly altered message.

“America is not perfect, let’s not get it mixed up, but people are not lining the borders to leave America. They’re lining the borders to come into America,” he said.

Adams is a Democrat — make no mistake. He supports his city’s sanctuary policies despite the fact that he has no place to put the flood of illegal aliens who are already in the city or on their way. He supports Obamacare and other Democratic social programs. He supports gun control. But he separates himself from the radicals most clearly in his desire to add thousands more police to patrol the streets and in support of stronger enforcement of the law.

No one will ever credibly accuse Adams of being a socialist. Nor will anyone ever credibly accuse Adams of being a conservative. He’s a patriotic moderate who has a clear-eyed view of the true enemy in America.

Christian Teacher Banned in the UK for Standing up for Truth

Christian Teacher Banned in the UK for Standing up for Truth



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I can’t imagine how difficult it is to be a Christian in education these days, particularly in places like the UK that don’t have First-Amendment speech protections. It seems like Christian teachers can’t say much of anything without getting in trouble anymore, and one teacher in the UK is reaping the consequences of staying true to his convictions.

In 2017, Cherwell School in Oxford fired Joshua Sutcliffe, a math teacher — or “maths” as they call it in the UK — for referring to two girls as, well, girls. An innocent statement of “well done, girls” to two female students who had completed a problem led to controversy because one of the girls identified as a boy.

Trouble followed Sutcliffe wherever he went. He transferred to a Catholic school and landed in hot water for recommending an Allie Beth Stuckey video about masculinity without presenting alternate views. He faced criticism for calling Mohammed a false prophet and for saying that he was opposed to same-sex marriage.

But it’s the “misgendering” of a girl who wants to be a boy that’s the biggest mark on his record, and it led to a hefty ban from a government board.

“In an outcome believed to be the first of its kind, a Christian maths teacher has been banned by the Secretary of State for Education for ‘bringing the profession into disrepute’ for not using the preferred pronouns of a female student who identified as a boy,” reports Christian Concern (emphasis in the original). “A Teaching Regulation Authority (TRA) professional conduct panel has, with the backing of Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, ruled that Joshua Sutcliffe was guilty of unprofessional conduct and has banned him from teaching in any capacity for at least two years and potentially indefinitely.”

Related: The Pride Cult Really Hates Judeo-Christian Values

Parents rallied to Sutcliffe’s support. “Joshua was very good at his job and teaching,” said one parent. “Patient, kind, and considerate, he was respectful and good at explaining things. My daughter enjoyed being taught by him and it was a very positive experience. I have never witnessed him being unkind to anyone.”

Another parent, whose son Sutcliffe had been tutoring for several years, said, “Joshua helped my son become an A* student for GCSE Maths. Joshua has never been inappropriate in any way. He is a gentleman, he is considerate, he is trustworthy, professional, and good timekeeping. He is like a mentor to my son. He is very focused on tutoring my son to make sure he really understands Maths.”

The Christian Legal Centre is assisting Sutcliffe in an appeal, citing some inconsistencies. “The ruling against Joshua is also at odds with the Education Secretary’s recent defense of a teacher at a private all-girls school who was accused of ‘misgendering’ after saying ‘good afternoon girls,’” Christian Concern points out. In the meantime, Sutcliffe says he’s “heartbroken” and doesn’t know how he’ll support his family.

“This ruling sends a clear message that Christian teachers can no longer express their beliefs in the teaching profession,” said Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, in a statement. “If you are, you will be hounded out and barred from being in the classroom.”

“For loving Jesus, speaking truth in his personal time, and responding to questions from students on the Christian faith, he has been hounded out of the teaching profession,” Williams added. “Joshua will appeal, and we will stand with him for as long as it takes to get justice.”

We should pray that Sutcliffe gets the justice that he deserves.

At the end of the day, the pride cult hates Judeo-Christian values and wants nothing more than to tear them down. We must stand our ground.

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The CEO Behind Target’s Corporate Culture War

CEO Brian Cornell has turned over the chain to criminals and perverts.



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Target projects over $1 billion in losses due in large part to shoplifting. And that is its own fault.

Target CEO Brian Cornell responded to the BLM race riots with a memo claiming that, “the murder of George Floyd has unleashed the pent-up pain of years, as have the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.” Much of that pain was directed at robbing Target.

After a massive wave of arson and looting, targeted its own chain stores, Target doubled down on its Racial Equity Action and Change strategy. The Target Foundation was one of the signatories of the Philanthropic Collective to Combat Anti-Blackness & Realize Racial Justice statement attacking the criminal justice system.

Target committed to racial quotas for its workforce and forced diversity and inclusion training on employees. Kiera Fernandez, Target’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion executive, warned that employees had to go along with the DEI agenda “to be a part of this company.”

Meanwhile people were being stabbed and shot at Target locations around the country.

A 9-year-old boy was among those stabbed by a homeless psycho with a butcher knife at a Los Angeles Target and a 17-year-old teen was shot and killed behind another store in the same city. A 19-year-old was shot and killed in a San Francisco Target parking lot.  Earlier this year a gunman opened fire at an Omaha Target and a 23-year-old was shot and killed at a St. Paul Target store.

These are just a few of the crimes that have been committed in the vicinity of Target stores.

“The unfortunate fact is violent incidents are increasing at our stores and across the entire retail industry,” Cornell admitted, which is “putting significant pressure on our financial results.”

Rather than commit to law enforcement, Target chose to run away from it and championed anti-police and pro-crime radicals. This shortchanged shareholders, but was part of its larger commitment to leftist social agendas under the ESG umbrella.

In 2016, Target became the first major department store to allow men, who falsely claim to be women, to use changing rooms meant for women and girls.

Conservatives launched a boycott and Target suffered a 7% drop in sales. But the retail giant doubled down, declaring that, “we stand for equality and equity” and that we “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

Target’s equity policy made it all too easy for a series of incidents in which men photographed, shot videos and otherwise spied on women and girls in dressing rooms and bathrooms. The perpetrators included a man recording underage girls.

Now Target has lost an estimated $10 billion in value after promoting “chest binders”. These dangerous and damaging pieces of equipment are meant to groom girls into identifying as boys. The chest binders were allegedly being sold in sizes as small as XS. The company also offered baby onesies and bibs promoting transgenderism.

Target removed some of the worst items from its shelves, but CEO Cornell apologized to “the LGBTQIA+ community” claiming that he was trying to “alleviate these threats to our team’s physical and psychological safety” while assuring sexual identity activists that he was worried how backing away from grooming kids would “impact you and your wellbeing and psychological safety.”

The most serious of the bomb threats came from an angry transgender activist who claimed to have placed bombs in five Ohio and Pennsylvania Target locations and warned, “we will continue to bomb your targets until you stop cowering and bring back your LGBT merchandise.”

Cornell showed little interest in the “physical and psychological safety” of Target employees when people were being shot and stabbed at its stores. Target stores have been regularly robbed, looted and burned without any sympathy for Target employees. And there’s been no support for female employees and customers forced to cope with men using their facilities.

Target’s decision to put woke politics over its customers and shareholders has been disastrous.

Cornell claimed that Target’s “focus on diversity and inclusion and equity has fueled much of our growth over the last nine years.” In reality, it’s lost the company billions of dollars.

Target has generated repeated boycotts because of its hostility to family values and its support for pro-crime groups has helped unleash a wave of lawless violence and thefts. The chain’s multi-billion dollar commitments to racial discrimination in its supply chain, staffing and philanthropy have fed a larger breakdown in trust and unity inside and outside its business.

The question is whether Target’s shareholders are tired of bleeding cash for DEI and ESG.

Target’s largest shareholders include ESG stalwarts like Vanguard and BlackRock. Unless the corporation feels a great deal of pain, Vanguard and BlackRock will keep on subsidizing Target’s social justice policies the way that they do with so many other major woke corporations. And what Vanguard and BlackRock want matters more than what individual shareholders do.

Last year, Target scrapped its retirement age and announced that Cornell, like Xi, would be staying on even as the stores were struggling, but there will be no change unless it begins at the top.

Cornell had taken the lead in pushing the new woke corporate mantras, and he has doubled down on arguing that “it’s the right thing for society, and it’s the great thing for our brand”.

ESG is based on this false linkage between leftist politics, “the right thing for society”, and sound business practices. State regulations and consumer boycotts are attacking ESG at the level of pure profit and loss. If ESG delivers losses, not profits, it will become unsustainable.

That is why the corporate culture war matters.

Good business and social agendas are incompatible. The Target boycott, like the Bud Light boycott and the battering that Disney has taken in Florida, has the opportunity to hammer that message home. And if that happens, Cornell’s job and much of Target’s wokeness will go with it.

CEO Brian Cornell has turned over Target to criminals and perverts. By putting agendas ahead of profits, he has hurt shareholders, damaged the brand and betrayed his responsibilities.

It’s time for him to go.

‘McCarthy surrendered’: GOP rep. on why he may vote against debt bill

South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman joins 'Fox & Friends First' to explain why he and other Republicans may vote against the debt bill.

'IS IT ENOUGH?': GOP rep not yet sold on debt deal

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., on his thoughts on the debt ceiling deal between Biden and McCarthy, and shares his Memorial Day message

Rep. Scott Perry says Freedom Caucus ‘absolutely opposed’ to debt limit deal

Turkish ‘Princess’ Vows That Islam Will ‘Break the Western Cross’

Turkish 'Princess' Vows That Islam Will 'Break the Western Cross'



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Resorting to jihadist rhetoric, Esra, the daughter of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan—who just gained another five years as president—recently attacked the West and Christianity.

In a tweet written, not in her native Turkish, but in Islam’s tongue, Arabic, the “first daughter” declared that “There is little left for the Islamic crescent to break the Western cross.”

This phrase is as universally understood by Muslims, as it is universally misunderstood by Westerners, and is, therefore, emblematic of Muslim continuity and Western confusion.

It has both a literal and figurative meaning.

Concerning the former, Muslims have been, quite literally, “breaking the cross” in keeping with their prophet’s commandment.  Past and present, Muslims have destroyed and continue to destroy the crucifix—in cemeteries, in churches, on Christians—as a reflection of their animosity to the Gospel, specifically, that Christ was crucified, killed, and resurrected, three doctrines central to Christianity that Islam rejects.

Indeed, the June 2015 cover of the Islamic State’s magazine, Dabiq, featured a Muslim breaking a cross off a church steeple, with the words “Break the Cross” underneath.

More figuratively, “break the cross” has always meant “defeat Christianity”—another thing that Muslims, past and present, have been fervently striving for—including, apparently, the ostensibly “secularized” daughter of Turkey’s president, a “sociologist” by profession.

Related: Biden’s Handlers Think They Have a NATO Ally in Erdogan. But Erdogan Has Other Ideas.

In the past, Muslims managed, through violent jihad, to swallow up three-quarters of the original Christian world—including the Middle East, North Africa, and “Turkey” (Anatolia).  They also temporarily conquered several other Christian territories (Spain, the Mediterranean, the Balkans), and continuously harried the rest (eventually even reaching Iceland for slaves and provoking a newborn American into its first war as a nation).

Back then, when Islam was a formidable force, Europeans fought tooth and nail to repulse the terrorists and safeguard their homeland’s faith and heritage.

Today, however, when Islam is weak and easily confined, the West finds itself bending over backwards to accommodate and take in more and more Muslim migrants—many of whom, rather than show gratitude, display Islam’s traditional contempt for and prey on “infidels.”

In short, whereas Muslims—including Turkey’s president and offspring—know well and strive to achieve the meaning of “break the cross,” Westerners, who for over a millennium had been on the receiving end of such animosity, until they managed to reverse the tide in the eighteenth century, are today, not only not doing anything about it, but facilitating it.

In this sense, the assertion that “There is little left for the Islamic crescent to break the Western cross” is more reflective of the state of Christianity in the West than of Islam.

Raymond Ibrahim, an expert in Islamic history and doctrine, is the author of Defenders of the West: The Christian Heroes Who Stood Against Islam (2022); Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (2018); Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013); and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). He has appeared on C-SPAN, Al-Jazeera, CNN, NPR, and PBS and has been published by the New York Times SyndicateLos Angeles TimesWashington PostFinancial TimesWeekly StandardChronicle of Higher Education, and Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst. Formerly an Arabic linguist at the Library of Congress, Ibrahim has guest lectured at many universities, including the U.S. Army War College, briefed governmental agencies such as U.S. Strategic Command, and testified before Congress. He has been a visiting fellow/scholar at a variety of Institutes—from the Hoover Institution to the National Intelligence University—and is currently the Distinguished Senior Shillman Fellow at the Gatestone Institute and the Judith Friedman Rosen Fellow at the Middle East Forum. His full biography is available here.  Follow Raymond on Twitter and Facebook. For media inquiries, please contact

Comer Says Biden Linked to $5 Million Bribe While VP, But FBI Is Obstructing Investigation

Comer Says Biden Linked to $5 Million Bribe While VP, But FBI Is Obstructing Investigation



Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), has claimed that an informant file he is seeking from the FBI connects President Biden to a $5 million bribery scheme during his time as vice president.

In a letter addressed to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Comer disclosed the amount of the alleged bribe for the first time on Wednesday. He warned that if the FBI fails to share the file in response to a subpoena issued on May 3, he will initiate contempt proceedings.

According to Comer’s letter, the informant tip is dated June 30, 2020, providing an additional clue to the story. The allegation has generated speculation due to the extensive consulting work undertaken by the Biden family in countries where Joe Biden held significant influence as the vice president.

Coincidentally, 17 days prior to the tip-off, Ukrainian officials held a press conference in Kyiv where they presented $5 million in cash purportedly offered as a bribe to halt an investigation into the founder of the natural gas company Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky.

Hunter Biden had a cushy board position at Burisma from 2014 to 2019 despite having no experience in the energy sector, earning more than $1 million a year. During this time, an executive from Burisma had a meeting with then-Vice President Biden at a dinner in Washington on April 16, 2015. In 2020, Ukrainian officials seized a large amount of cash in American $100 bills, which reportedly matches the amount Joe Biden allegedly received years earlier. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine arrested three Kyiv bureaucrats, including a former and current tax official, and an additional $1 million was allegedly offered as a bribe via a middleman.

A Ukrainian anti-corruption prosecutor, Nazar Kholodnytsky, claimed that neither Hunter Biden nor Joe Biden was implicated in that specific case, but, according to Comer, two and a half weeks later, an FBI document accusing Joe Biden of bribery was either “created or modified.”

The Oversight Committee has not confirmed the country where Biden allegedly accepted the bribe as vice president, but a source told The New York Post that it is not believed to be a deal with China—likely meaning it involves either Russia or Ukraine.

The FBI has so far refused to provide the informant file linking Joe Biden to the $5 million bribe, despite the document being subpoenaed by Comer.

“As previously stated, the whistleblower disclosures indicated that the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) are in possession of an FD-1023 form describing an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions,” Comer wrote to FBI Director Wray. “The FBI’s refusal to produce this single document is obstructionist. Nevertheless, to narrow the breadth of the subpoena, we are providing additional terms based on unclassified and legally protected whistleblower disclosures that may be referenced in the FD-1023 form: ‘June 30, 2020’ and ‘five million,’” he added.

The FBI has until May 30, 2023, to respond; otherwise, contempt proceedings will be initiated.

The ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Progressive Gestapo How its insane agenda is dividing – and destroying – America.



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The left-wing progressives, who are the driving force of today’s Democratic Party, view America through the lens of group identity. They portray white heterosexual males as evil oppressors who have supposedly used their alleged systemic monopoly of political and economic power to victimize people of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. The Left believes that a Maoist-style cultural revolution is the required corrective, which is where their “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) agenda comes in.

President Biden frequently calls Americans who believe that America comes first “MAGA extremists” whom he says pose a danger to America. But it is the DEI progressive extremists who pose the real danger to America as we know it. They want to use their DEI programs as a Trojan horse to fundamentally transform America’s schools, government agencies, military, and much of the private sector through indoctrination in group identity dogma and race-based entitlement.

In the Orwellian dystopia that the progressive Left wants to create to replace America’s constitutional republic, “diversity” means division into oppressor and oppressed identity groups. Diversity of thought is not tolerated. “Equity” means the replacement of individual responsibility and self-actualization on one’s own merit with race-based entitlement. “Inclusion” applies only to the favored identity groups designated by the ruling authorities.

“The choice is between normal or crazy,” Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in her televised response to President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address.

The DEI progressive extremists are trying to impose their craziness on the rest of us. The “I” in their DEI programs should really stand for insanity.

Most Americans believe, based on clear biological scientific evidence, that it is fundamentally unfair to allow transgender girls and women to exploit their anatomical and physiological advantages over biological girls and women in sports competitions.

According to a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and The Washington Post, for example, more than 60 percent of Americans are opposed to allowing trans women and girls to compete in sports against biological women and girls.

DEI progressive extremists, on the other hand, demand in the name of “inclusion” and “diversity” that transgender females must be able to compete in women’s and girls’ sports against biological females. These extremists are anti-science. And they are misogynists.

Most Americans believe in the crucial role that parents should play in the upbringing, emotional development, and education of their children.

Recent polling results released by Parents Defending Education, for example, show that “74% of registered voters believe schools should not help students change their gender identity without parental consent, compared to 18% of registered voters believe schools should.” Moreover, “71% of registered voters oppose letting schools withhold information about a child’s gender identity from their parents, while only 21% support this policy.”

Furthermore, according to the poll results, “78% of registered voters agree with the statement ‘A child changing his or her gender identity has major long-term medical and psychological ramifications. Parents should know, and have an opportunity to be involved in, such an important aspect of their child’s well-being.’”

The DEI progressive extremists, on the other hand, believe that the nation’s children belong to the state. Parents should just “shut up,” as a Democrat New Hampshire state legislator put it. The DEI progressive extremists want to take over the impressionable minds of the parents’ kids to indoctrinate them with gender identity and critical race theory dogma. These extremists aim to destroy the nuclear family.

Most Americans believe that merit and willingness to work hard are the primary ingredients for success in America. They believe that equality of opportunity should not mean guaranteed equal outcomes. Nor should extending a helping hand to the truly needy mean perpetual government handouts that foster lifelong dependency rather than personal responsibility.

“Nearly two-thirds of Americans — including half of Democrats — back work requirements for Medicaid and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits,” according to a recent Axios-Ipsos poll. This is consistent with the work requirement for recipients who are able-bodied adults younger than fifty-six years of age and without dependents, which is included in the debt ceiling bill the House passed last month.

“Americans have a long-standing belief in the value of work. Consequently, when presented with work requirements for government aid, particularly aid most people don’t personally access, we see majorities supporting the policy change,” said Cliff Young, president of Ipsos U.S. Public Affairs.

DEI progressive extremists, on the other hand, reject such work requirements in the name of “equity.” They believe in an entitlement society. For example, contrary to any shred of rational thought, Rep. Ro Khanna, a leading progressive Democrat in the House of Representatives, claimed that “Work requirements don’t make people work more. What it does is deprive folks who need help. It’s just cruel.”

Pennsylvania’s Democrat Senator John Fetterman claimed that a plan meant to move people towards achieving self-sufficiency, gained from their own job earnings without losing their government support in the meantime, somehow “pushes people into poverty.”

The DEI progressive extremists believe in entitlement and perpetual dependence on the government for handouts instead of fostering a work ethic and the individual dignity that comes from taking personal responsibility for one’s own life.

But the insanity does not stop there. Not by a long shot. DEI progressive extremists are demanding reparations in the trillions of dollars to compensate black Americans today for the past bad acts of long-dead wrongdoers against long-dead victims.

House Democrat “Squad” member Cori Bush from Missouri introduced a resolution in support of reparations. She charged that “the Black-White wealth gap” of “$14 trillion” was due to “our federal government’s role in the enslavement and exploitation of Africans or Black people throughout our history.” Other Squad members such as Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib from Michigan chimed in. Tlaib said that a true belief in “equity” means making sure that “reparations is part of the movement towards equitable distribution of resources.”

Left-wing states and cities around the country have proposed reparations programs of their own.

Most Americans do not believe that white people living today should bear collective guilt and pay unaffordable reparations to black people living today as compensation for slavery that ended nearly 160 years ago with the Civil War. At least 110,100 Union Army troops died and 275,174 were wounded during the Civil War, a priceless sacrifice of life and limb to vanquish the Southern slaveocracy. Giving out windfalls, paid for by people who had nothing to do with the wrongdoing that occurred many generations ago, to other people based solely on the color of their skin trivializes these sacrifices. And it further divides Americans by race.

Most Americans also do not believe that white people living today should bear collective guilt and pay unaffordable reparations to black people living today for legalized segregation that prevailed in the bygone Jim Crow era.

The DEI progressive extremists have a completely different take to justify their call for massive reparations. They dwell on the “legacy” of slavery and the Jim Crow laws that followed, which they claim have entrenched systemic racism and white supremacism in America today. The result, the DEI progressive extremists charge, is a huge wealth gap between black people and white people that reparations to black individuals are necessary to narrow.

Most Americans agree that years of racial discrimination have caused harm to many black Americans, even with the substantial progress that America has made in redressing these harms through civil rights laws, affirmative action, and multi-trillion-dollar federal aid programs. There remains substantial support among the American people to continue government spending on education, work training, housing, health, and welfare programs to enable further improvements in the lives of black people and other marginalized groups.

Nevertheless, most Americans reject the DEI progressive extremists’ call for reparations in the form of cash payouts to black individuals and other race-based entitlements. A 2021 poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, for example, found that 68 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed did not support reparations for the descendants of people enslaved in the United States.

Going down the reparations path would open a Pandora’s box. Who would be next in line with their hands out for cash reparations?

Progressive Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren, who once claimed to be a Native American herself, has already opened the door to considering reparations for Native Americans. Would that mean the descendants of the Indian tribe who supposedly sold Manhattan for $24 worth of goods to the Dutch in 1626 should receive reparations equivalent to the land’s estimated value today – $1.4 trillion?

Who knows how far the DEI progressive extremists would be willing to go with their insane policy agenda? Normal Americans cannot afford to find out.

Mayor Adams’ Plea: Time for Every US City to Share the Migrant Load?

NYC Mayor Eric Adams, in a surprising move, has called for every US city to share the load in accommodating migrants. Facing an increasingly overwhelming influx of newcomers, Adams has proposed this radical plan as New York grapples with thousands of new arrivals each day. Ironically, his 'share the love' approach emerges while his city, a proclaimed sanctuary, struggles to maintain its pledge amidst the sheer pressure of numbers and logistical challenges. Adams' suggestions are a stark contrast to his earlier rhetoric, revealing an interesting twist in his narrative. On the surface, this request to distribute migrants across all US cities might seem like a reasonable proposition. However, it unravels a deeper issue - the unrelenting tide of people crossing the southern border. The mayor's solution implies that New York, despite its sanctuary status, is feeling the strain from this surge, echoing the concerns of border states that have been grappling with this reality for years. Amidst his concerns about housing and resource allocation, the essence of the sanctuary city appears to be wavering, replaced by pleas for nationwide assistance. Adding another layer of complexity to this issue is the reopening of many of the city's shuttered hotels to serve as migrant shelters. As NYC houses more and more asylum seekers, questions of sustainability and long-term implications rise. The mayor’s move serves as a poignant reminder that the immigration issue continues to strain the resources and capacities of not just border towns, but also major cities across the country.

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