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BORDER: [2:58] – The stoppage was not just a stupid political move, but the immediate stoppage is just wasteful. Besides laying off workers, they’ve got thousands of dollars worth of uninstalled wall that has to be paid for. At the very least, FAUXTUS could’ve done a phase down to finish what’s been ordered and give workers time to find new jobs.

CLICK (or not) [1:50] to hear Psaki blow smoke about FAUXTUS’ immigration policy, which allows illegal aliens to stay in America even after they deal fentanyl and heroin, commit fraud, commit assault, drive drunk, and launder money.

FLORIDA: City of Oldsmar [15:29] – On February 5, a hacker breached Oldsmar’s water treatment plant and increased the amount of sodium hydroxide by a factor of one hundred (from 100 parts per million to 11,100 parts per million).

Sodium hydroxide (aka, lye) is used in the water treatment process to counter the acidity of the water and balance the ph levels. In a concentrated level, the acid could have caused burns. After the hacker exited the system, the system operator immediately corrected the increase, so no one was hurt.

ILHAN OMAR: On February 5, Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI-07) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) introduced a bill called the “Oversight for Members And Relatives Act” or the “OMAR Act.” If enacted into law, it would outlaw the practice of political candidates pocketing campaign funds by hiring their spouses.

The FEC shows that Ilham Omar’s 2019-2020 campaign paid nearly $2.8 million to her husband, Tim Mynett’s political consulting firm. In the third quarter of 2020, the $1.1 million that went to Mynett’s firm, E Street Group LLC, constituted nearly 70% of money spent by the campaign that quarter.

Omar says it’s all okay, because her adulterous relationship with Mynett, that resulted in two divorces, didn’t start until after her campaign was using the E Street Group. According to reporter David Steinberg, Ilhan not only left the father of her children but also had him fired back home in Minnesota.

JANUARY 6: [1:18] – According to Mark Meadows President Trump offered Capitol Police, national guard and even offered the Department of Defense to help protect Washington DC prior to the January 6th protests. Each time, he was told no.

MINIMUM WAGE: A member of the White House Counsel of Economic Advisers basically said, “So what?” to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office that shows a federally-mandated $15/hr minimum wage would destroy 1.4 million jobs.

MLB: A new revision to the COVID rules requires every players, on-field staff and non-playing personnel who require access to them at ballparks must wear an electronic tracking device while in engaged in team activities. For now, vaccinations are voluntary.

NFL: The league started bowing to the Left in 2016 and has since seen ever-decreasing fan participation. In the latest episode of “Get Woke, Go Broke”, Sunday’s Super Bowl hit a new low for viewership … and this despite the coronavirus forcing potential in-person fans from attending.

On a related note, Washington Post printed a liberal-pearl-clutching article about how problematic it is that the Buccaneers football team name glorifies piracy.

OUT LOUD: Elitism on display [:41] – In January, the Massachusetts Undersecretary for Climate Change, David Ismay, said the following during an on-line meeting with the Vermont Climate Council.

60% of our emissions that need to be reduced come from you, the person on your street, the senior on fixed-income. Right now there is no bad guy left, at least in Massachusetts, to point the finger at and turn the screws on and no break their will so they stop emitting. That’s you. We have to break your will. … That’s you. We have to break your will.”

PANDERING: The New York Slime demonstrates how pointless it is to bend the knee to the Left. Athletic events, particularly violent ones like football, are and forever will be tarred with the right-wing brush.

POLITIFACT: In November, Clara Hendrickson reported at Politifact that there was no evidence that ballots were smuggled into the Detroit counting hub at the TCF Center.

This week, The Gateway Pundit published video of a white van dropping off ballots late at night inside the TCF Center.

Afterwards, Clara Hendrickson reported at Politifact that, just because the video obviously shows ballots being secretly smuggled into the TCF Center hours after the deadline, it doesn’t prove there was any election fraud.

RELIGION: I prefer “radical” myself, because it means “arising from or going to a root or source; basic.” Radical Christians are the best people. Radical Muslims are the worst.

SAINT OF THE DAY: St. Scholastica (d. 543) was St. Benedict’s sister. St. Benedict founded his famous monastery for men at Monte Cassino, while St. Scholastica founded her monastery for women about five miles away. St. Benedict appears to have been spiritual director to both groups. Three days after St. Scholastica died, St. Benedict had a vision of her ascending into Heaven.

SNARK: CLICK [1:51] to hear Tucker Carlson take “overheated news guy” down about 20 pegs.

CLICK [1:19] to hear Shep Smith’s absurd report.

Bonchie at Red States writes, “The religious devotion to mask wearing is probably the most ridiculous thing to come out of the current pandemic. Over and over, data shows they don’t work. We’ve seen larger infection spikes in heavily mask mandated states than states that don’t have mandates at all. There appears to be almost no correlation between mask wearing and infection levels, likely because masks are simply an ineffective means of mitigation. You can blame that on a variety of issues, whether it be the type of mask, a lack of proper sanitation, or not ‘double masking,’ which is the latest fetish. Regardless, the fact that masks aren’t working remains almost undeniably true.

Further, when specifically talking about Florida, Smith’s outrage is more than misplaced. Florida has done things right. They’ve remained open so as not to destroy their economy, they’ve protected the most vulnerable, and they’ve created one of the top vaccination regimes in the country. All of that has added up to a death rate that’s barely half of the most disastrous blue states. The continued focus on them by hacks like Smith is purely political. You know what’s much more ‘shocking’ than some happy people buying groceries in Florida? The fact that New York continues to be a dumpster fire, or the fact that California, for all their lock downs and mask mandates, is doing terribly right now. You’d think a journalist would have an ability to separate the wheat from the chaff in this situation and do some real reporting.

Tucker’s take down is deserved because these people need to be shown for what they are. Shepard Smith is not a newsman. He’s a partisan, and an especially cynical one given his propensity to play-act mental breakdowns on air over things he deems impure. Florida doesn’t deserve his scorn. They deserve his praise. Past that, he should focus his attention on one of the many blue states that can’t even get their vaccines given properly, not some Twitter video of people deciding to not be miserable in a state that’s doing well.”

SPRINGSTEEN: [2:10] – There’s a very odd line in Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl appeal for national unity. At :33, he lists “between servant and citizen” as one of the great divides in our nation. Apparently, in Bruce-World, all the housekeepers, groundskeepers, and nannies are illegals.

Also by Unity Bruce = “I love Australia. If Trump is re-elected I’ll see you on the next plane.”

CLICK [:38] for a HUGE belly laugh!!!

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