Biden Judicial Nominee Lies

In hearings at the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews, a Biden nominee for a federal district court position, was asked by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La) “how would you analyze a Brady motion.” His response was “in my four and a half years on the bench, I don’t believe I’ve had the occasion to address a Brady motion.”

Kennedy then asked “do you know what a Brady motion is?” Crews replied “it’s not coming to mind at the moment.” Kennedy told Crews that “it comes from the case of Brady v. Maryland.” This prompted Crews to falsely assert “oh, yeah it’s a Second Amendment thing.”

Actually, a Brady motion is what a defense attorney files when he believes the prosecution has withheld evidence vital to his client’s case. This issue is particularly pertinent since Tucker Carlson aired videos of the January 6, 2021 Capitol incursion showing that some persons charged with violent insurrection were unarmed and peacefully wandering around inside without attacking any of the Capitol Police. An attorney for Jacob Chansley–a man pressured into accepting a guilty plea that netted him a four-year prison sentence–pointed out that this video evidence of his client’s obvious peaceful behavior was neither presented by the prosecutor nor shared with the defendant.

Of course, evidence of the innocence of some of the Capitol protesters isn’t the only kind of evidence withheld by those prosecuting January 6 cases. Victoria White, who tried to stop two men from breaking windows, was savagely beaten by Capitol Police officers on that day after the flow of the crowd carried her inside the building. Videos of these events were also withheld by the prosecutors.

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended both the ignorance and dishonesty of Crews by insisting that “given that Judge Crews had never heard of Brady during more than four years on the bench how important could a ‘Brady Motion’ be. Not even the President himself is held to as high of a standard of knowledge and integrity as Sen. Kennedy is trying to impose on this young Black court nominee. This kind of racism has got to stop and Kennedy needs to apologize for trying to humiliate a Black man.”

Reparations Unanimously Approved

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure granting every black resident $5 million in reparations for the slavery and discrimination suffered by blacks living within the current boundaries of the United States since 1619.

Eric McDonnell, chair of San Francisco’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee, admitted that “we made no effort to estimate the actual damages to any specific persons or their descendants at the hands of any specific white racists who caused the harm. That task is too daunting. A simpler formula that will be used. To be eligible for the $5 million a person must be at least 18 years old, have identified as Black or African American on public documents for at least 10 years, been born in San Francisco, have proof of residency for at least 13 years, or be a direct descendant of someone incarcerated for drug-related crimes. Liable for paying the $5 million to each beneficiary will be everyone who is not eligible for receiving the benefit.”

Stanford University’s Hoover Institution estimated the proposal would require families in the city to pay at least $600,000 to cover the cost of reparations awarded. Many may find it difficult to find the funds needed to pay their fair share of the estimated $250 billion needed. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman suggested that “those who own homes could take out a second mortgage or sell their homes to some of the 50,000 new multi-millionaires created by the reparations we just approved. Others without substantial assets could sign multi-generation-family indentured services contracts with individual beneficiaries to work off their share of what is owed.”

CDC & FDA Reject Idea that Covid Vaccines Are Unsafe

In a letter to Dr. Rochelle Walensky of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dr. Robert Califf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo presented evidence from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showing that the covid vaccines appear to have led to a 1700% surge in harm following a 400% increase in the number of vaccinations. “We have never seen this type of response following previous mass vaccination efforts pushed by the federal government,” Ladapo wrote. “These findings are unlikely to be related to changes in reporting given their magnitude. They more likely reflect a pattern of increased risk from mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. We need unbiased research to better understand these vaccines’ short- and long-term effects.”

In their response to Dr. Ladapo, Walensky and Califf insisted that “reports of life-threatening conditions reported from Florida and elsewhere are misleading. We stand by our recommendation that all people aged 6 months and older receive a primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters at a frequency no less than annually.” They went on to chastise Ladapo for Florida’s “severe under vaccinated status with only 29% of seniors being up-to-date compared to the national average of 41%.”

Meanwhile in Germany, Federal Minister of Health, Karl Lauterbach, also issued a warning regarding the harm caused by covid vaccines, pointing out that “the evidence indicates that these shots induced injuries that were severe, life-altering, and permanent. Since the manufacturers of these vaccines have been granted full immunity for the damage they have done, those injured by their products have no legal recourse. Perhaps the companies that made billions selling their products to the government will take pity on their victims and help pay for some of the medical bills of their victims.”

In related news, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich) admitted “some of the pandemic restrictions we imposed didn’t make a lot of sense. In hindsight, forbidding people to buy garden supplies for growing their own fruits and vegetables seems silly. But at the time we thought growing your own food was not necessary to sustain or protect life when food could still be bought at a big box store. Still, given the choice between letting people decide for themselves and having us decide for everyone. I think we ensured an equality and unity that could not have been achieved if too much individual freedom had been allowed.”

DOJ Explains Disparate Approach to Abortion Issue

Under intense questioning by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Merrick Garland acknowledged that “our office has had much more success prosecuting anti-abortionists who pray outside of abortion clinics than it has going after pro-abortionists that firebomb pregnancy centers.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was unimpressed by Garland’s glib rationalization and suggested a different approach. “There have been 81 reported attacks on pregnancy centers and 130 attacks on Catholic churches since the Supreme Court’s overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision was first leaked a year ago,” he said. “Yet, only two individuals have been charged for these crimes. Why is that?”

“Anti-abortion fanatics commit their offenses in broad daylight,” Garland replied. “Pro-abortionists do their deeds after dark. Their more persistent efforts to conceal their activities makes it harder for us to go after them. It’s not a double standard per se. It’s more a matter of grabbing the low-hanging fruit.”

“Isn’t arson a more serious crime than trying to persuade a woman not to go through with aborting her baby?” Lee asked. “Isn’t it more important to go after those violent criminals?”

“Well, we want to close cases,” Garland said. “The less violent offenders are easier to arrest. There are plenty of eye-witnesses and open admissions of guilt. So, statistically, our efforts look more impressive in terms of getting people convicted and sentenced. That is what impresses when it comes time to persuade lawmakers to enact more generous budgets for our department for the next year. It’s also what the American people want us to do considering the fact that they voted overwhelmingly to elect the pro-abortion Biden over the anti-abortion Trump president in the 2020 election.”

In related news, Filmmaker and leftist loon Michael Moore called for a nationwide boycott of Walgreens for refusing to sell abortion pills in states where it is illegal to do so. “Making it inconvenient for women to abort their unwanted children is a crime against humanity,” Moore asserted. “Why should women who don’t want to be mothers have to go to the trouble of traveling to a neighboring state or ordering the pills through the mail from a state where the pills are legal? Is there no atrocity that the anti-abortionists won’t commit to try to get their way on this issue?”

In New York where abortion pills are legal, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) ignorantly warned pharmacies in her state “to continue to supply these pills or face dire consequences. All of our efforts must ensure that the sacred right of abortion is never abridged anywhere in the world. If driving every pharmacy in the state out of business is the price we must pay to achieve this, I’m all in.”

On The View TV show an even loonier Jane Fonda suggested that “a woman would be justified in killing anyone who tries to prevent her from aborting her unwanted child.”

Texas Doctor Demands Public Hearing

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) wants to revoke the medical license of Dr. Mary Talley Bowden for using an unapproved therapy of treating covid patients with ivermectin. In a private hearing they offered her as “plea deal” if she would agree she was wrong, pay a $5,000 fine, and take remedial medical education.

Bowden refused their offer, saying “everyone of the 5,500 covid patients I treated recovered. None died. The same can’t be said for those who received the approved therapy of waiting until they are deathly sick before going to a hospital where they are put on ventilators until they either recover or die–as more than half did.”

The TMB is particularly aggrieved over the case of Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Jason Jones who survived after his wife covertly applied ivermectin paste to his skin. TMB member Dr. Julius Noe pointed out that “neither the hospital nor the doctor assigned to Jones’ case approved this treatment, a court ruled that the hospital could not be forced to allow this treatment while the patient was on the premises. Neither could the patient be released in his precarious condition. His resulting recovery violated essential protocols.”

Noe admitted that “there is no evidence that Dr. Bowden was aware of Mrs. Jones actions. However, she did recommend ivermectin to Mrs. Jones and is, therefore, an accessory in her criminal conduct. We have already adjudicated the case and delineated the appropriate punishment. Dr. Bowden’s demand for a public hearing is an unwarranted attempt to embarrass TMB by inviting the public to second-guess our medical decisions.”

In related medical news, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) barred members of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) from hosting a booth at the ACOG conference this week. Ironically, the theme of this year’s conference is “Building Bridges: Creating Connection in Medical Education.” ACOG CEO Dr. Maureen Phipps defended excluding AAPLOG from the conference, saying “preventing a pro-life cult from occupying scarce space and promulgating noxious ideas is necessary if we want to protect the integrity of medical science.”

Biden Will Visit East Palestine “When It Is Safe”

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s request that President Biden visit the site of the rail disaster in his state was not well-received at the White House. “If he can go to Ukraine to boost the morale of the people there, why can’t he come to Ohio to boost the morale of Americans who are hurting from one of the worse train crashes in our history?” DeWine asked.

Biden responded that “it’s too dangerous for me to risk my life or health on a totally unnecessary visit to the highly toxic environment in East Palestine. Experts have already estimated that tens of thousands of animals and fish downwind and downstream of the derailment have died. Who knows how many humans will become sick and die. The Secret Service tells me it is too dangerous for me go there now. Pressuring me to go there could be construed as an attempt on my life.”

The President pointed out that “my administration’s top transportation expert was there last week. I have no particular skill or knowledge above-and-beyond whatever he had to offer. As far as boosting morale goes, if Pete Buttigieg couldn’t suffice I don’t see how I can help. I mean, what kind of morale boost would it be if an 80-year-old man were to keel over in the middle of town? I will come when it is safe to do so–maybe next year or after I’m reelected in 2024–although, by then there wouldn’t be much point in making the trip.”

In related news, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Inspector General has announced an audit of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s use of private jets. Buttigieg is known to have taken at least 18 flights using taxpayer money to fly on private jets since he took office in 2021. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) says he requested the audit “because it is unclear why Secretary Buttigieg would require such costly travel when more economical options were available.” Buttigieg defended his private flights by pointing out “our country’s public transportation systems are unreliable and dangerous. Those of us who rule this nation shouldn’t be forced to waste our time or risk our lives using the modes intended for ordinary people.”

Dems Fear Release of Jan 6 Video

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to release 41,000 hours of video from the Jan 6, 2021 riot at the US Capitol has struck fear into some leading Democrats.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called it “a grave mistake. There were very good reasons why former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) declined to make these videos available for public viewing. I can’t tell you why she refused to air them, but trust me, she had good reasons. The American people have to have faith that their government is looking out for their best interests. Widespread viewing of these videos could destroy that faith.”

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-CA) complained that “the narrative that the January 6 special committee worked so long and hard to construct would be undermined by an indiscriminate viewing of the raw and unedited footage. The crucial few minutes the committee selected to demonstrate that right-wing traitors were intending to overthrow our government would be drowned out by the tens of thousands of boring hours showing people peacefully meandering in the building and give an erroneous impression of what happened.”

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) denounced the release of the videos, saying “I was on the special committee. We viewed the videos so the American people wouldn’t have to. We sifted out the irrelevant, confusing, and contradictory content. Allowing the public to see what we sifted out would only serve to allow anti-regime propagandists like Tucker Carlson focus on extraneous evidence and lessen the chance that the insurrectionists would be properly punished for their crimes.”

Carlson countered by suggesting that “Schiff’s stance contradicts the very idea of a fair trial. In essence, he’s saying that only the evidence that a prosecutor chooses to present should be allowed. Any exculpatory evidence must be withheld from the jury. We will go through the 41,000 hours to determine what we think ought to be seen. Ultimately, all of these 41,000 hours should be posted for examination by anyone one who wishes to see for themselves and make their own judgments about the event.”

Pelosi warned that “letting anyone outside of government see these sensitive videos is inherently dangerous and could lead to an even worse disturbance than occurred on January 6th. If voters hadn’t foolishly given Republicans a majority in the House last November I would have been able to prevent the catastrophe that McCarthy is foisting on this country.”

John Semmens

The City of Phoenix can’t afford another term of Carlos Garcia

In the last two years, the City of Phoenix has experienced a 40% increase in homicides and the number of aggravated assaults jumped from 2,630 in 2018 to over 3,300 in 2020. An 18-year-old was shot dead in his friend’s home last week.

Not to mention the thefts and buglaries plaguing every day Phoenicians who have no recourse for justice. 

It’s no secret: the City of Phoenix has a rising crime problem.

And who’s to blame? The anti-public safety messaging being spewed by the progressive Left has significantly contributed to officer shortages and the attempts to defund police departments across the country, including right here in Phoenix. 

One of the radical Left’s most vocal allies is none other than Councilmember Carlos Garcia

Hailing from District 8, Carlos Garcia has led the march to defund the City of Phoenix Police Department and divert resources away from an orgnaization already stretched thin by staffing shortages. The Phoenix Police Department is still short over 500 police officers, despite new hiring efforts. This trend is not sustainable.

However, it’s not hard to imagine why the City of Phoenix is struggling to hire and retain good officers. Why work in a city where councilmembers like Carlos Garcia continue to undermine public safety and bend the knee to radical, “defund the police” activists? 

Instead, Garcia and the radical Left’s rhetoric emboldens criminals to continue to wreak havoc on the City of Phoenix and put innocent Phoenecians in danger. 

Carlos Garcia’s Plan B for “civilian oversight” of the Phoenix Police Department has done nothing but push a divisive narrative against good men and women in uniform. Transparency and accountability already exists in the Phoenix Police Department, but Carlos Garcia would rather score political points than educate Phoenicians about processes that already exist. 

And Carlos Garcia isn’t exact the best spokesperson for transparency after he found his way into the luxury suite at the Suns arena with campaign donors, including a union that illegally donated to Garcia. 

While Garcia demands accountability from the Phoenix Police Departmnent, he attempts to escape the consequences in his personal life. In a commonplace traffic stop made by Arizona State University police officers, Garcia refused to sign a citation for not having auto insurance, arguing that the officers did not have jurisdiction – “rules for thee but not for me.”

But not all hope is lost. 

On March 14th, the City of Phoenix has the opportunity to choose new, common-sense leadership that will prioritize public safety and ensure that the Phoenix Police Department is fully funded and equipped with the resources it needs to keep Phoenix safe.

The City of Phoenix can’t afford to keep Carlos Garcia around. While he continues to enjoy the luxury suite at the Suns arena on taxpayer dollars, the Phoenix Police Department is being overwhelmed by rising crime and no officers to handle it. Time for a change a leaderhsip.

Reject Carlos Garcia. Choose common-sense. 

Biden Defends Attacks on Balloons

Determined to deflect criticism for his delayed response to a suspected Chinese spy balloon, President Biden ordered a series of strikes against at least three other aerial objects. The targets were described by the pilots that shot them down as very small. Now, the Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade’s (NIBBB) says its globe-trotting $12 pico balloon and $80 ham radio transmitter has gone missing.

Biden took full responsibility for ordering the downing of these objects, explaining that “from all outward appearances they seemed to be innocent amateur science projects, but rather than be caught with our pants down like we were with the Chinese spy balloon I felt compelled to take them out. Sadly, little of the debris has been recovered. So, the NIBBB can’t prove it was their balloon that I ordered destroyed or that it wasn’t spying on secret military sites.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) mocked the balloon fiasco, saying “we sent out a $140 million aircraft to fire a $485,000 missile to take out a hobby group’s science project. I guess this level of ferocity is supposed to show the world not to mess with the USA.”

Biden shrugged off Cruz’s criticism and pointed out “Sen. Cruz lost his bid for the presidency. I won mine. I will go down in history as the 46th president of the United States. Cruz will hardly be remembered. I think everyone will know who the real buffoon is in this controversy.”

Meanwhile, China has threatened retaliation for the US shooting down its balloon. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, “what we have learned over the past week is that dozens, maybe hundreds, of these so-called amateur balloons have been launched from within the United States over the past few years. This provocation cannot go unanswered.”

Vice-President Kamala Harris brushed off concerns about China’s possible retaliation, pointing out that “the President has already demonstrated his sympathy by starting the process of taking out these balloons by whatever means necessary. And let’s not forget all the confidential information his son Hunter has passed on to his Chinese business partners. I don’t think President Xi will let things get too far out of hand.”

Illegal Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Tweaked

Although courts have already ruled that President Biden’s attempt to unilaterally decree the forgiveness of a portion of student loan debt is not legal, plans are underway to reissue the illegal decree with a new twist. Students who major in studies that provide few opportunities for remunerative employment will be given “first dibs” on loan forgiveness.

Secretary of Education Miguel Angel Cardona explained “there’s little sense in forgiving the debt of students who major in science or engineering. Grads with degrees in these subjects are in great demand in the private sector and will likely be paid well. In contrast, a student with a degree in transgender studies faces a much bleaker future because there is little to no need for such people in the private sector.”

“Our plan in the short term is to free the bearers of useless degrees from having to repay their debt,” Cardona said. “In the meantime, we need to create new laws and regulations that would make it mandatory for private businesses to employ these people to help them navigate the complex social equity requirements that the new laws and regulations will implement.”