Dems Reject Protecting Parents’ Free Speech Rights

BY: John Semmens

A Republican amendment to the Domestic Terrorism Act intended to exclude prosecution of parents for criticizing school policies was rejected by the Democrat majority on the House Rules Committee. The amendment was championed by Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn) who argued that “last fall, parents across the United States were accused of being ‘domestic terrorists’ for speaking out against their child’s school’s curriculum. My amendment would bar the federal government from initiating a terrorism accusation against parents for peacefully questioning the instruction of their children.”

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) characterized the Democrats position as “an abuse of federal power. Parents have a right to be concerned about the education of their children and to express those concerns to school officials at public meetings without being smeared as ‘domestic terrorists’ for voicing these concerns.”

House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass) asserted that “domestic terrorism is a serious problem in this country. The government must have unfettered authority to combat it by any means it deems necessary. What Republicans regard as free speech is often disinformation and can serve as a cover for nefarious intentions. We should not let a misguided respect for the First Amendment undermine the proactive deployment of anti-terrorist tactics to stem unwarranted opposition to the progressive curriculum that the public schools are trying to implement.”

Dems Reject Protecting Parents’ Free Speech Rights

A Republican amendment to the Domestic Terrorism Act intended to exclude prosecution of parents for criticizing school policies was rejected by the Democrat majority on the House Rules Committee. The amendment was championed by Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn) who argued that “last fall, parents across the United States were accused of being ‘domestic terrorists’ for speaking out against their child’s school’s curriculum. My amendment would bar the federal government from initiating a terrorism accusation against parents for peacefully questioning the instruction of their children.”

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) characterized the Democrats position as “an abuse of federal power. Parents have a right to be concerned about the education of their children and to express those concerns to school officials at public meetings without being smeared as ‘domestic terrorists’ for voicing these concerns.”

House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass) asserted that “domestic terrorism is a serious problem in this country. The government must have unfettered authority to combat it by any means it deems necessary. What Republicans regard as free speech is often disinformation and can serve as a cover for nefarious intentions. We should not let a misguided respect for the First Amendment undermine the proactive deployment of anti-terrorist tactics to stem unwarranted opposition to the progressive curriculum that the public schools are trying to implement.”

Pelosi: “America” Wants Democrats to Win in November

Despite polls indicating that 80% of Americans feel the country is headed in the wrong direction, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) insists that “America wants Democrats to win the November elections. Joe Biden has been a great President. I can’t think of anyone who would be more suited to lead us in these perilous times of runaway inflation, rising crime, and war. As this truth sinks in voters will help solidify our Party’s control of Congress so Republicans can be prevented from blocking further progress.”

“Now that a monkey pox pandemic is about to hit I’m confident that the people will want President Biden’s proven leadership during the covid crisis to impose the same kind of tough measures that enabled us to survive the covid menace,” Pelsosi predicted. “Only he has the brains and guts to reinstitute the lockdowns, social distancing, face masks, and vaccines that will be needed to save lives.”

Sen. Rand Paul observed that “no rational person could possibly put any faith in the notion that repeating the mistakes made about covid could be a viable strategy for any national problem. I doubt that any substantial portion of the population could be stampeded into the type of hysteria needed to get them to vote Democrat.”

In other bad news for Democrats, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone banned Pelosi from receiving Catholic communion “until she repents her support for making the evil of abortion federal law. For years she was content to claim a personal reverence for the lives of the unborn while allowing the blame for abortion’s legality to fall on the Roe v. Wade decision. But leading the effort to have the House make abortion the law of the land makes her an active perpetrator of this murderous assault on the most helpless members of humanity.”

Asked for her reaction to the Archbishop’s action, a spokesperson for Pelosi asserted that “the Speaker does not respond to hate speech or hateful actions from any source. She will continue to exercise her constitutionally protected right to freely exercise her religion and to take whatever countermeasures necessary to punish those who seek to infringe upon this right no matter how high and mighty they may think themselves.”

Biden Disinfo Czar Calls for Covert Social Media Editing

By: John Semmens

Nina Jankowicz, executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Board, says she “will replace the crude and incendiary practices of banning social media users with a seamless covert editing process. As I see this process working, my office will create a ‘verified truth teller’ program where we will vet persons and select those who are fully in sync with the consensus of the right thinking segment of society. Those selected will be granted unimpeded access to all social media accounts on all the platforms and be authorized to alter the content to conform with the government’s approved message.”

Jankowicz characterized this as “the opposite of censorship. No one will be silenced, per se. There will still be posts with their names on them. Only offensive content will be altered. Animosities engendered by clashing opinions will be muted by a sea of amiable unanimity. Post after post will confirm each other in an unending chain. Every attempt to post incorrect ideas will be thwarted in a kind and gentle manner. No one will be vilified. Mutual praise and admiration will be the persistent ambiance everywhere on the web.”

Green Dilemma: Clean Air = More Hurricanes

By: John Semmens

A recently completed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study found that a 50% decrease in air pollution particulates led to a 33% increase in Atlantic hurricanes. NOAA hurricane scientist Hiroyuki Murakami explained that “hurricanes need warm water to fuel them. The sun-blocking effects of particulates lower the temperature and act to reduce the quantity of warm water. Ironically, our successful effort to clear the air of these pollutants has made hurricanes worse.”

Biden’s EPA Administrator Michael Regan called the effects “transitory. The potential for air pollutants coming out of China should more than make up for the reductions achieved in the United States. Prevailing westerly winds should enable prior pollution levels to be restored and offset the greenhouse effect of cleaner air on ocean temperatures.”

“A potential ‘wild card’ in the equation is the possibility of nuclear war between Russia and the United States,” Regan speculated. “The amount of particulate debris that would be lifted into the air from such a war could drastically lower global temperatures. Glaciers would begin to grow. Sea levels would start to go lower. The feared planetary disruptions envisioned from global warming would be averted. So, here at the EPA we’re cautiously optimistic about the future climate.”

Boost Abortions to Fight Inflation

As spiraling inflation puts the pinch on many household budgets, Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif) has a solution: “increase the number of abortions. As we all know inflation happens when too many dollars are chasing too few goods. Well, bringing new babies into the world aggravates this problem. In fact, one of major pressure points for increasing inflation has been seen in the consumption of baby formula. This problem could be significantly eased if fewer babies were brought to term.”

Porter complained that “rather than helping this problem the pending Supreme Court outlawing of abortion will only make things worse. Our Party’s attempt to counter this wrongheaded change in the long-standing Roe v. Wade law by authorizing abortion nationwide was blocked in the Senate by Republicans and a couple of turncoat Democrats. That’s why Press Secretary Jen Psaki advised mothers to consult their doctors on humane ways to euthanize babies they can no longer afford to feed.”

Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing “a bold plan to knock the legs out from under inflation. My $18 billion spending package will interdict a lot of the private spending that is fueling inflation. Rep. Porter will be pleased to note that the package includes free distribution of birth control pills and devices in every high school and middle school in the state—including, most importantly, the Catholic schools where the children are under the baleful influence of opponents of abortion.”

Ability to Laugh at Others Shows Mental Fitness

By: John Semmens

Joy Behar told her co-hosts on ABC’s “The View” that President Biden’s ability to laugh at White House Correspondents Dinner host Trevor Noah’s jokes about people suffering from inflation “proves his mental fitness. It wasn’t like he was all confused or anything. He was laughing right along with everyone else.”

“When you think of it, though, what’s so bad about not being able to afford to put gas in your car or meat on your dinner table?” she added. “Wouldn’t all of our lives be better if we drove or ate less? If the President’s policies have prompted these healthier outcomes isn’t that a good thing? Well, it’s certainly not a thing that Trump ever would have tried to force on the American people. That’s the key difference between Trump’s appeal to petty selfishness and Biden’s appeal to collective betterment through shared suffering.”

Obama Calls for Gov’t Control of Speech

By: John Semmens

Contending that “there is too much crazy” on the Internet and social media, former President Obama said “government has to filter out misinformation before it seriously damages the country’s unity.”

He offered examples of content that should not be allowed to be spread via electronic media. “Right now about 40% of Americans appear convinced that the current president was elected fraudulently and that the election was rigged. This is nuts. It has to be stopped. While we have no viable means of totally silencing the spread of this insanity by word-of-mouth we can and should prevent it from being spread via blogs and tweets.”

“Another example is that about a third of the population refuse to get the covid vaccination,” he said. “This endangers their health and that of every person they come into contact with. The vaccines are a medical miracle. The public health requires that everyone be vaccinated. The Internet and social media must not be used to undermine this truth.”

“I and all rational people deserve to be protected from the spread of erroneous ideas,” Obama insisted. “Up until now Twitter and Facebook have been doing an admirable job of scrubbing their platforms of dangerously wrong ideas. However, now that Elon Musk has inserted his unwanted and unnecessary personality into the equation I fear this nation will be even more vulnerable to the risk of false consciousness of individual freedom that Marx warned us against.”

“I reject the idea that freedom of speech prohibits the government from providing protection against wrong speech,” Obama said. “I believe in freedom of speech as a principle, but this freedom does not include the freedom to lie or foster rebellion against government programs designed to help people. I feel confident that the majority of Americans agree with me on this and will sensibly be made to appear to have elected Democrat majorities in both the Senate and House this November.”

Obama Calls for Gov’t Control of Speech

Contending that “there is too much crazy” on the Internet and social media, former President Obama said “government has to filter out misinformation before it seriously damages the country’s unity.”

He offered examples of content that should not be allowed to be spread via electronic media. “Right now about 40% of Americans appear convinced that the current president was elected fraudulently and that the election was rigged. This is nuts. It has to be stopped. While we have no viable means of totally silencing the spread of this insanity by word-of-mouth we can and should prevent it from being spread via blogs and tweets.”

“Another example is that about a third of the population refuse to get the covid vaccination,” he said. “This endangers their health and that of every person they come into contact with. The vaccines are a medical miracle. The public health requires that everyone be vaccinated. The Internet and social media must not be used to undermine this truth.”

“I and all rational people deserve to be protected from the spread of erroneous ideas,” Obama insisted. “Up until now Twitter and Facebook have been doing an admirable job of scrubbing their platforms of dangerously wrong ideas. However, now that Elon Musk has inserted his unwanted and unnecessary personality into the equation I fear this nation will be even more vulnerable to the risk of false consciousness of individual freedom that Marx warned us against.”

“I reject the idea that freedom of speech prohibits the government from providing protection against wrong speech,” Obama said. “I believe in freedom of speech as a principle, but this freedom does not include the freedom to lie or foster rebellion against government programs designed to help people. I feel confident that the majority of Americans agree with me on this and will sensibly be made to appear to have elected Democrat majorities in both the Senate and House this November.”

Musk Ownership of Twitter Called Dangerous

Tesla and Space-X multi-billionaire Elon Musk’s efforts to buy Twitter were labeled “dangerous” by Democrat genius Robert Reich. “Musk’s plan to allow the unfiltered expression of deviant ideas on Twitter should he seize control of the company threatens the unity we have only recently achieved through the repudiation of Trump and the election of Biden to the presidency.”

“Right now Twitter is operated by an elite of the correct-thinking oligarchy,” Reich said. “In order for truth to prevail bad speech must be censored so that good speech is not buried under piles of lies. This oligarchy has assiduously protected its users from being exposed to unauthorized information and dissenting viewpoints. Musk would turn it into a cacophony of discordant and opposing opinions. This would give equal treatment for the espousal of wrong thought and lead to the restoration of the kind of freedom of speech that we worked so hard to defeat during the pandemic.”

“The prime evidence of Musk’s evil intentions is demonstrated by his appeal to shareholders’ greed,” Reich complained. “By offering them a premium price for their stock he undermines the public service ethos of Twitter’s existing managers. Fortunately, that management has enacted a ‘poison pill’ that dilute the value of the existing stock and thwart Musk’s hope that greed would suffice to accomplish his takeover.”

Finally, Reich challenged Musk’s assertion that he is a free speech absolutist by pointing out “he refuses to read my tweets.” Musk called Reich’s reasoning fallacious. “Freedom of speech means everyone is allowed to say what he wants to say,” Musk argued. “It doesn’t require that anyone listen to you. It is the Twitter practice of silencing speech it disagrees with that violates freedom of speech. If I ran Twitter no one would be silenced for disagreeing with me or anyone else and no one would be punished for refusing to read what anyone else tweets.”

Psaki Insists “the President Knows Nothing”

As more of the content from Hunter Biden’s lost laptop becomes public knowledge the contention that President Biden was intimately involved in his son’s dubious business dealings seems hard to refute. The references to “the big guy’s cut” of the profits and the numerous photos of Joe’s beaming smile while standing next to Hunter and his business partners would seem to demolish the notion that his claim that “I’ve never talked to my son about his business dealings, not once” cannot be true. Then there’s the millions of dollars in income reported in his latest filing with the IRS. How do we account for all this evidence of potential corruption?

Well, Presidential Press Secretary Jen Psaki made a valiant effort “to straighten out all the misinformation being promulgated by his political enemies. First of all, the President is a very friendly guy who readily agrees to requests for a photo with nearly everyone who asks for one, no questions asked. Is it possible that some of Hunter’s business associates snuck into a few of the photos found on the laptop? Of course. Unless they announced that they were Hunter’s business associates there would’ve been no way for Joe to know. Even if they had, he forgets a lot of what he is told. So, his contention that he knows nothing of those business dealings could literally be true.”

“An overlooked alibi that refutes the allegations being made by Republicans is the fact that Joe was driving a long-haul semi-trailer truck for most of the time after he left the vice-presidency,” Psaki pointed out. “Being on the road for long stretches of time, his contact with family members was infrequent and brief—probably along the lines of ‘how have you been?’ or ‘how’s it going son?’ Such snippets cannot convey much information about his son’s business activities. His active truck driving is also a plausible explanation for the millions of dollars he earned during recent years. He’s a hard-working guy who took all the overtime he could get. That adds up to a lot of money over the course of a year.”

“I think the worst that can be said about the President is that he is excessively trusting of others,” she argued. “As former President Obama has said ‘Joe is not the sharpest tool in the box.’ It is easy to see how people would try to exploit that. Clearly, if there was any wrongdoing the President is among the victims, not the perpetrators.”

In related news, Democrats on the US House Government Oversight Committee rebuffed a GOP request to have Hunter Biden testify about his laptop on some of its contents. Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) called the request “an attempt to compel Mr. Biden to incriminate himself. It’s already bad enough that his laptop, a place that he thought was private and confidential, is now being used to incriminate him. Bringing him before the Committee and putting him under oath is cruel and unusual punishment for a President’s son. Unless he confesses of his own free will I see no need to further disturb him with politically-motivated queries. I wish the President would put and end the harassment by immediately pardoning his son, his brother James and anyone else implicated by the laptop.”

Rents 17% Higher than Last Year

By: John Semmens

While general inflation year-over-year is up 8.5% and producer prices have increased 11.2%, rents in many major cities have gone up 17%.

President Biden says he’s “not too concerned. My rent is paid up until January of 2025 and I have an expense account to cover my other needs.”

Press Secretary Jen Psaki pointed out that “several other initiatives that the President and other Democrats have taken led to decreases in rent in selected areas. The exodus of residents from high-tax and high-crime cities like New York and San Francisco have eased the burdens of rent in those cities. It has been the Democratic Party that has enabled these lower rents. The above average tax rates in these locations were enacted by Democrats—many times over the strident, but ineffective objections of minority Republicans. The more lenient attitude toward persons accused of committing crimes was another successful initiative of our Party. No-bail release of suspects and early release of convicted felons helped create conditions prompting the fearful to leave town. We hope voters will remember what we’ve done for them to ensure that rents in Democrat-run cities are not too damn high.”

“Republican-run states shunned and often fought against measures we championed,” Psaki pointed out. “Now their red-state voters will be the ones to suffer. Once these voters comprehend the folly of voting GOP they will return Democrat majorities in Congress, state legislatures, governors’ chairs, city councils, and mayors’ offices up and down ballots everywhere.”

Rents 17% Higher than Last Year

While general inflation year-over-year is up 8.5% and producer prices have increased 11.2%, rents in many major cities have gone up 17%.

President Biden says he’s “not too concerned. My rent is paid up until January of 2025 and I have an expense account to cover my other needs.”

Press Secretary Jen Psaki pointed out that “several other initiatives that the President and other Democrats have taken led to decreases in rent in selected areas. The exodus of residents from high-tax and high-crime cities like New York and San Francisco have eased the burdens of rent in those cities. It has been the Democratic Party that has enabled these lower rents. The above average tax rates in these locations were enacted by Democrats—many times over the strident, but ineffective objections of minority Republicans. The more lenient attitude toward persons accused of committing crimes was another successful initiative of our Party. No-bail release of suspects and early release of convicted felons helped create conditions prompting the fearful to leave town. We hope voters will remember what we’ve done for them to ensure that rents in Democrat-run cities are not too damn high.”

“Republican-run states shunned and often fought against measures we championed,” Psaki pointed out. “Now their red-state voters will be the ones to suffer. Once these voters comprehend the folly of voting GOP they will return Democrat majorities in Congress, state legislatures, governors’ chairs, city councils, and mayors’ offices up and down ballots everywhere.”