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BACK THE BLUE: CLICK [1:27] to hear Sgt. Michael Gross log out for the last time. You might need a tissue.

COVID-19: The White House press corps is outraged at the plan to charge them $170 each for the required COVID-19 test that allows them to get into a daily briefing. The White House says that testing all the journalists over the past year has busted its budget. I get that. But why $170 per? The tests are sold individually for significantly less. Surely, the White House could get them in bulk for even less than the retail price, right? Also, if every one of those people has tested negative before being permitted into the briefing room, why are they always wearing masks that make it difficult for anyone to understand them when they ask a question?

EDUCATION: CLICK [:19] to hear one excellent reason to home-school.

And here’s another. A North Carolina high school civics teacher had his students report whether they consider themselves Democrats or Republicans. Then, he not only posted the answers, but read out the names of the students who answered “Republican.” It wasn’t long before those students were being bullied.

One mother said, “My daughter was worried. She said, ‘I just want to cry. Everybody is being so mean to me.’ That teacher put a target, he outed these children.” She said the teacher has apologized and that she hopes future lesson plans in civics will start with civility.

ELECTION INTEGRITY: The RNC has launched a new initiative to bolster election integrity. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said, “We must do everything in our power to ensure that future elections are run free, fair, and transparent, and that includes holding election administrators accountable. Voters across the country are keenly interested in knowing that their states and localities are doing everything they can to clean up their voter rolls and faithfully administer their states’ election laws.”

During his Thursday show, Dan Bongino says election reform is one of the two most important issues for Republicans going forward. The other is the cancel culture.

ERIC SWALWELL: On Thursday, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) have “forfeited their right to question security precautions at the Capitol” because they voted not to certify the 2020 presidential results.

Last December, it was revealed that Swalwell had had close relations with suspected Chinese spy Fang Fang (who also went by Christine Fang). She worked as a “bundler” for Swalwell’s 2014 House re-election campaign, raising money convincing high-money donors to write big checks. An intern she recommended was hired to Swalwell’s Congressional office.

Swalwell cut all his ties to Fang after he was alerted by the FBI that Fang was under investigation as a possible spy for the CCP. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested Swalwell “probably ought to just resign from Congress.” The Democrat-majority House of Representatives has him sitting on the House Intelligence Committee.

GENITAL MUTILATION: Worth watching – CLICK [5:31] to hear Senator Rand Paul confront FAUXTUS’ transgender nominee for Assistant HHS Secretary Rachel Levine.

Lefties condemned his concerns as being “transphobic.” People who aren’t stupid Leftist sheep condemned her support for mutilating minors “appalling.”


NEW JERSEY: Infringing on parents rights is a key element of the Left’s plan to destroy America. And in New Jersey, they made another gain.

On Monday, Democrat governor Phil Murphy signed a new law that prevents law enforcement officials from informing parents when their minor children are caught smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol.

Parents were blindsided by the legislation, having never been given the opportunity by lawmakers to offer any feedback before it passed.

NON-EQUALITY ACT: The House passed their misnamed “Equality Act” in a 224 to 206 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. If they pass it, FAUXTUS has promised to sign it into law.

If enacted, which seems likely given the Democrats have a slim majority in the Senate, it will make those with distorted sexual orientations and gender identities protected classes under civil rights law. The bill would also eliminate religious liberty protections in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.

Opponents justifiably fear it will dismantle Title IX protections for girls’ sports, shut down religious foster and adoption agencies, eliminate conscience protections for health care workers, expand taxpayer funding for abortion, censor teachers and ministers on gender and sexuality issues, and force women’s shelters and female prisons to house vulnerable women with biologically intact males.

Three Republicans voted with House Democrats in favor of this abomination: Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, New York Rep. John Katko, and my own New York Rep. Tom Reed.

POLICE STATE: Feminist author Naomi Wolf once served as an adviser to former President Bill Clinton during his 1996 re-election campaign. In 2007, she published a book she wrote about totalitarianism and how tyrants consolidate power, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot.

On Monday, she told Tucker Carlson that “under the guise of a real medical pandemic, we’re really moving into a coup situation, a police state situation.” She believes it “should bring together left and right to protect our Constitution.

In her book, she wrote that tyrants “always do the same 10 things” and that in the U.S., we are now at step 10. “That’s the suspension of the rule of law, that’s when you start to be a police state, and we’re here. There is no way around it.”

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: An ER nurse with a career spanning more than 35 years was on the way to her daughter’s wedding when she made an impromptu stop after witnessing a two-vehicle crash. Clad in a beautiful floor-length gown, she set to work, and after saving a life, she arrived at the wedding venue just in time to walk her daughter down the aisle.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rush Limbaugh was laid to rest Wednesday in a private ceremony at a St. Louis, Missouri cemetery. He died on February 17 at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer.

SAINT OF THE DAY: Gregory was an Armenian monk who lived humbly and taught at the monastic school. He is usually pictured holding a book, because he compiled 91 prayers into an encyclopedia of prayer for all nations. His Book of Prayer, written more than 1,000 years ago, is still in print.

He is venerated as a saint by both the Roman Catholic and Armenian Catholic Churches. On April 12, 2015, Pope Francis officially proclaimed Saint Gregory of Narek to be a Doctor of the Church.

Doctor of the Church” is a title given to certain saints whose writing provides outstanding spiritual guidance to the faithful in all times and places.

SPYGATE: Recently declassified reports show the FBI’s efforts to spy on the Trump campaign were more far reaching than previously disclosed. Agents directed confidential human source Stefan Halper – codenamed “Mitch” – to make secret recordings, pressed for intelligence on numerous GOP figures, and sought to find “anyone in the Trump campaign” with ties to Russia who could acquire dirt “damaging to Hillary Clinton.”

SYRIA: In 2017, Jen Psaki criticized Trump’s decision to authorize air strikes on Syria. “What is the legal authority for strikes? Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country.” In 2019, Sleepy Joe said, “Trump’s erratic, impulsive actions are the last thing we need as Commander-in-Chief. No president should order a military strike without fully understanding the consequences. We don’t need another war in the Middle East, but Trump’s actions toward Iran only make that more likely.

On Thursday night, FAUXTUS approved an airstrike on infrastructure in the still-sovereign country of Syria. Official say the strike was in response to a series of recent rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq. FAUXTUS said it was a message to Iran: “You can’t act with impunity.”

VOTER REGRET: You know it’s bad when you lose Talcum X.

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