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August 8, 2022
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I like to begin my week with a sampling of what’s being “talked” about around the internet.  I try to include some articles that are off the beaten path.  Different voices, not just the most popular or well known usually teach us something.

They are in no particular order – just as I found them.

I hope you find them a good start to a new week.

Today’s quotes are about dishonesty.


Winners and Losers in my Constitution Bee

By Clarice Feldman

Every year kids from around the country enter a contest, the Spelling Bee, to test their ability to spell often difficult words better than anyone else. If adults held a Constitution Bee, the winner this week would be Florida governor Ron DeSantis and the loser would be White House Spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre.

It has been the game in many states, particularly those where the attorney generals were elected with a big assist from leftist moneybag George Soros and friends, to refuse to enforce (usually criminal) laws adopted by state legislatures with which they disagree. This week, Governor DeSantis played his ace in the hole, removing state attorney Andrew Warren for overstepping his constitutional boundaries.

Professor Charles Lipson explains why this move was so significant and warranted.

A major part of DeSantis’s criticism of Warren was “constitutional.” The vital point here is that legislative bodies, not prosecutors, are responsible for making our laws. The executive branch is tasked with enforcing them, not rewriting them to suit their fancy. Unfortunately, in city after city, that is exactly what “social justice” prosecutors have done. They have simply declined to prosecute whole classes of crimes, laid out in laws passed by state assemblies or city councils.

If a legislature passes laws sanctioning actions A, B, C, and D as crimes, then it’s not up to the district attorney to say “I will only enforce A and B.” He doesn’t have that right or responsibility. It is his right to say “Given my office’s limited resources and the weak evidence against Mr. Jones in this case, I will not prosecute him for C and D.” Ron DeSantis acknowledged as much.


“The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.” ~ Stephen Covey



Dick Cheney makes it all about Trump

By Byron York

DICK CHENEY MAKES IT ALL ABOUT TRUMP. There are less than two weeks to go before Wyoming’s Republican primary, pitting incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney, of Jan. 6 Committee fame, against challenger Harriet Hageman. There’s never much polling in House races, but there was one big one in Wyoming three weeks ago, and it was terrible for Cheney. The survey, by the Casper Star-Tribune, showed Hageman ahead by 22 points, 52% to 30%.

Cheney has focused the big statements of her campaign — major ads, summation in debate, that sort of thing — on her Jan. 6 committee work. Specifically, Cheney portrays herself as standing up for the Constitution by making sure former President Donald Trump “can never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again.”

Hageman, who has Trump’s endorsement, has focused more on Wyoming. Her introductory ad discussed water rights, land rights, irrigation policies, forestry, wildlife, livestock, and more, all in the context of Hageman defending Wyoming rights against an intrusive federal bureaucracy.

In a recent interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo, Hageman portrayed Cheney as a woman who has abandoned Wyoming. “Liz Cheney doesn’t come to Wyoming and hasn’t for quite some time,” Hageman said. “She will pop in every once in a while, flying a private plane, and go to a private home and have a handful of people that she talks to and a few donors here in Wyoming.”


“Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne



The Biden Administration’s Sado-Socialism

By Lloyd Billingsley
In a recent House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg proclaimed “the more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles.” That evoked a response from Florida Rep. Carlos Gimenez.

“So you’re saying the more pain we have, the more benefit we’re going to get?” the Florida Rep. wondered. “Of course — no,” said Buttigieg with a laugh.

“I think that’s what I heard you say,” countered Gimenez, who later tweeted “the more pain Americans felt, the better for electric vehicles. It’s an evil way of governing.” The Havana-born representative has seen it before.

Sado-Stalinist dictator Fidel Castro took great delight in imprisoning and torturing political opponents, many of them black, such as Eusebio Penalver. As Cuban cinematographer Nestor Almendros (Days of Heaven) showed in Improper Conduct, Castro imprisoned homosexuals in labor camps.

Sado-socialism is now mounting a surge in America, inflicting pain on the people to benefit the agenda of the Biden Junta. Secretary Buttigieg is the perfect exponent for this evil way of governing, and he models other dynamics now in play.


“I detest politics, to be honest with you. It’s a cesspool. And I don’t think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don’t believe in political correctness and I certainly don’t believe in dishonesty.” ~ Ben Carson



‘I Don’t Buy the Bipartisan Talk’: New Hampshire Voters Reject Dem’s Campaign Message

By Patrick Hauf

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Maggie Hassan’s reelection campaign ads tout that the Granite State Democrat is the “most bipartisan” lawmaker in the Senate. But state residents across the political spectrum say they consider Hassan a reliable vote for the Biden administration.

Sean Chambers, a 43-year-old construction worker and registered independent, said Hassan’s time in the Senate has been “nothing but broken promises.” He said he has yet to decide on whether he will vote Republican in November but refuses to back Hassan.

“She says she’s for the worker but hasn’t done anything,” Chambers told the Washington Free Beacon. “I don’t buy the bipartisan talk. There’s a big divide and nothing is getting done.”

Hassan won her seat in 2016 by just about 1,000 votes in a $120 million campaign battle largely focused on her appeal to independents, who make up roughly 40 percent of the state’s registered voters. Her reelection campaign is set to be equally competitive as residents grow frustrated with the Biden administration’s handling of the economy—only one-fifth of state residents want President Joe Biden to seek reelection in 2024, according to a University of New Hampshire poll released last month.

Hassan has attempted to distance herself from the Democratic Party establishment, but New Hampshire voters who spoke to the Free Beacon, including Republicans, Democrats, and independents, share the view that the Democratic senator is a reliable supporter of the White House’s agenda.

But as governor, Hassan signed a gas tax increase in 2014 and proposed a budget in 2015 to increase taxes and fees by $100 million, the New Hampshire Journal reported. As a senator, she voted against former president Donald Trump’s tax cuts in 2017, which saved an average of $1,400 for New Hampshire residents.

The Hassan campaign did not respond to requests for comment.

“She’s full of s**t,” Lessard, a registered Republican, told the Free Beacon. “She only sides with Democrats.”


“The media needs to do some soul searching on itself and ask why they continue to spread provably false stories, and stop projecting their own dishonesty onto others.” ~ Mike Cernovich




More than seven billion rolls of toilet paper are sold yearly in the United States alone. Americans use an average of 23.6 rolls per capita a year. The average American uses 50 pounds (23 kg) of tissue paper per year which is 50% more than the average of other Western countries or Japan.


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