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AFGHANISTAN: On Sunday, the Taliban took control of Bagram Air Base, a former American airbase that the U.S turned over to the Afghanistan government last month. They have reportedly released thousands of prisoners that were held at Bagram, including members of al Qaeda.

CLICK [1:30] to hear how even CNN couldn’t spin this disaster as anything but an epic failure for “President” Biden. It’s not clear to me how he could be shocked that “Biden could be so wrong.” From what I heard, he’s been wrong on every single foreign policy since he entered politics half a century ago.

On Monday, after the Taliban declared the war was over and peace prevailed, five people were killed in chaos at Kabul airport.

CLICK [5:05] to see people so frantic to escape the Taliban that they actually hang on to a plane that is taking off. Joe and Kamala have proven to be just as awful as we thought you would be.

I’m just thinking back to when the Democrats were shredding Bush 42 over the Iraq war, saying it was a stupid war … but Afghanistan was a smart war. Anybody else remember that?

FAUXTUS: He’s been in his stolen office for seven months. In that time, he has overseen a sharp rise in gasoline prices, opened our southern border to anyone and everyone, triggered a 13 year high in inflation, blocked our pipeline while giving Russia theirs, pulled our troops out of Afghanistan in the sloppiest and most disastrous way possible, and oh yes not rid us of the coronavirus. So far as I can tell, he’s done nothing he promised apart from not sending out mean tweets.

HAITI: The death toll from the recent earthquake is up to 1,297. The quake destroyed thousands of buildings, including homes, businesses, schools, offices, churches, and hospitals. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers race to find survivors in the rubble before it’s too late.

NIGERIA: A new report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) shows that, in the past 200 days, Islamic extremists have murdered 3,462 Christians. That is just 68 less than the total number killed in all of 2020.

STELTER: [9:37] – When Stephen Colbert had CNN’s Brian Stelter on The Late Show this week, 500,000 people tuned out. Dan Bongino calls Stelter the stupidest man on television. I decided to take his word for it and not lower my IQ by listening to him.

VAX: The U.S. bishops are divided over whether to grant religious exemptions to Catholics seeking to avoid mandated COVID-19 vaccines. While some bishops, like Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, have forbidden priests to grant the religious exemption that some laws allow, Colorado’s four Catholic bishops have upheld the right of Catholic laypeople to refuse a vaccine on the grounds of conscience.

Catholics in a diocese that forbids them from receiving a legally permitted religious exemption to vaccination may theoretically get one from a neighboring diocese.

WISDOM: An old farmer offered this prayer at morning breakfast – “Lord, I hate buttermilk and lard and raw white flour. But when they’re mixed together and baked, I love warm fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we don’t understand what you’re saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits. Amen.

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