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CATHOLIC: Bishop Barron video above is from 2011. He makes a great point that “law trains a society morally. So what’s legal comes to be seen as good.” [8:08] – On Monday, the New York Post published an Op Ed by Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles Robert Barron.

Noting pressure from Democrat Catholics to “dialogue” about abortion, he asked, “What precisely is there to dialogue about?” Where the Catholic Church opposes all abortions, the Democratic Party opposes all limitations on abortions.

Any authentic dialogue involves some willingness to give and take,” but Democrats not only refuse to ban third-trimester abortions on fully formed fetuses, but also won’t allow a vote on born-alive legislation, designed to protect the life of a baby who has survived an abortion.

May I offer a challenge to pro-abortion-rights Catholic politicians and may I be very specific? If you’re truly interested in dialoguing with the church on this crucial matter, show a little profile in courage and support born-alive legislation. If you can take this small step in the direction of protecting innocent life, I’ll know you’re serious about the conversation.”

CHICOMS: This month, the Chinese Communist Party marks one century of rule in China. The death toll has reached the tens of millions as the Marxists at the top have purged spies, landlords, intellectuals, disloyal officials, pro-democracy students, religious believers, unborn babies, and ethnic minorities. In the mythical name of creating a worker’s utopia, a small cadre of elite officials and their families have become massively wealthy and powerful while the workers suffer and die.

DEFUND THE POLICE: With violence surging in Democrat-run cities, the lying liars on the Left are saying it was Republicans who did that. The Guardian link below lists the 20+ cities that actually did that. One guess what party dominates them?

FAUCI: On Tuesday, House Republicans hosted a hearing about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Democrats didn’t show up. Neither did their Pandemic Science Guru, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The group of GOP lawmakers say they moved forward with the informal hearing, because Speaker Pelosi refused to allow a formal one, calling it a “diversion.”

In his opening statement, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said, “As the American people will hear today from our expert witnesses, this is far from a diversion.

The two predominant theories are that the virus either emerged naturally from animals in the Wuhan wet market or escaped from the Wuhan virus research lab. During the hearing, former President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 testing czar Brett Giroir said the lab leak was the more likely of the two.

FEMINISM: A hundred years ago, the women’s rights movement was all about changing American laws so that women were treated as persons, rather than as property. That cause was both laudable and winnable.

Sadly, once women won those rights, some of the activists couldn’t bear to give up on their profitable grievance industry. Under their angry leadership, feminism morphed into demanding that society not merely allow, but actually celebrate females behaving just as irresponsibly about sex and parenting as the worst of males have always done.

But now the tables have turned and trannies are busy, busy, busy proving that men are not equal to women, they’re better. At everything. As female-to-male trannies flaunt their ability to menstruate, get pregnant, and give birth, male-to-female trannies are beating out genuine females in every sporting event they enter. And now, they’ve proven that men are even better at achieving the ideal in female beauty.

FLORIDA: CLICK [5:48] for an update on the condo collapse in Surfside. Rescue efforts at the site of a partially collapsed Florida condominium building were halted Thursday out of concern about the stability of the remaining structure. More than 100 people are still missing.

IOWA: On Wednesday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the state can ban abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from taxpayer-funded sexual education programs. Last year, Planned Parenthood received nearly $200,000 through two state-run sex ed programs.

The court’s opinion noted that the state’s sex ed goals include promoting abstinence and reducing teenage pregnancy, which “could arguably still be undermined when taught by the entity that performs nearly all abortions in Iowa.

OHIO: A Franklin County judge has begun requiring some defendants to take an experimental COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of their probation. I wonder if he could be held legally liable for any vaccine injuries suffered by probationers.

PENNSYLVANIA: Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Republican-backed election measures that would have expanded voter identification requirements, moved up the voter registration deadline, limited the use of drop-boxes, and allowed county officials to conduct early pre-canvassing for mail-in ballots. Wolf said these were unacceptable “barriers to voting.” That’s Democrat-Newspeak for “makes it harder for us to cheat.

Wolf also vetoed legislation that prohibit the use of vaccine passports and limit the powers of the Department of Health. The Republican-backed bill was aimed at protecting privacy and personal autonomy. Wolf said it would unacceptably limit medical providers and the public from having access to vital information on vaccination rates and vaccine efficacy.

SCOTUS: On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that California violated the U.S. Constitution by requiring nonprofits to reveal the names of major donors on their IRS 990 Schedule B forms.

TRANS: As the result of a recent lawsuit, New Jersey jails will now have to house men who claim to be women with biological women.

Meanwhile, a Connecticut hospital network has chosen to force female patients to share rooms with biological men who claim to be women, regardless of little issues like genitalia.

According to Hartford HealthCare, the new policy stems from a spirit of “cultural humility.” I’m guessing that’s code for, “We don’t give a s**t about real women.”

VAX: CLICK [6:23] to hear the tearful testimony by the mom of a previously healthy, active 12-year-old girl who is now in a wheelchair as a result of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Full disclosure: I couldn’t watch it all. :o(““““““““

ZONING: Democrats want to centralize control of everything … under their “leadership”, of course. Their latest target are single family homes. Buried in a transportation package is a federal takeover of local zoning ordinances that would cut off funding to any city or state that presumes to protect single family dwellings by limiting high-rise, high-density, low-income housing.

The corporatocracy is also moving in on middle class home ownership by buying up entire housing developments and turning them into rental only properties. It’s all part of the Left’s plan to destroy the middle class, leaving only the very wealthy and powerful in charge of everyone and everything. You know … like Communist China. And Venezuela. And Cuba. And North Korea.

GRAMMY NOTES: [14:30] – Mama Buzz is apparently having trouble sleeping, because she’s been sending me links to Jazza videos. This one is my favorite so far. Full disclosure: I have always disliked Bob Ross’ paintings, which may be one reason why I’m giggling like an idiot over this video.

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