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Courts Strike Down Another Biden Atrocity

President Joe Biden is facing an embarrassing and growing problem as he continues to declare his focus on ending racial discrimination: another federal court appears close to ruling that his Administration is engaging in raw racial discrimination. Milwaukee District Judge William Griesbach issued a temporary restraining order in Wisconsin halting Biden’s controversial $4 billion race-based federal relief program for farmers. The awarding of relief based on race immediately raised objections of racial discrimination. The ruling is based on the court’s view that the white farmers challenging the program are likely to prevail.

The order was made in favor of twelve plaintiffs from nine different states who sued the Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of the Farm Service Agency to enjoin the Biden Administration from implementing a loan-forgiveness program for farmers and ranchers under Section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The program pays up to 120% of direct or guaranteed farm loan balances for Black, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian American or Pacific Islander farmers.

As part of the ARPA, Congress appropriated “such sums as may be necessary” to pay for the cost of loan modifications and payments to “socially disadvantaged” farmers and ranchers. § 1005(a)(1). The term “socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher” is defined under 7 U.S.C. § 2279(a). § 1005(b)(3) as a farmer or rancher who is a member of a “socially disadvantaged group.” § 2279(a)(5).

“Socially disadvantaged group” is then defined as “a group whose members have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities.” § 2279(a)(6).

The Biden Administration defines “socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher” to include individuals “who are one or more of the following: Black/African American, American Indian, Alaskan native, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, or Pacific Islander.” American Rescue Plan Debt Payments, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, available at https://www.farmers.gov /americanrescueplan (last visited June 7, 2021).

The Court found that the program was unambiguously discriminatory since “the only consideration in determining whether a farmer or rancher’s loans should be completely forgiven is the person’s race or national origin.” As such, “Plaintiffs are excluded from the program based on their race and are thus experiencing discrimination at the hands of their government.” Read more…

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Politics

Ilhan Omar Promotes Terrorist Video

“Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., retweeted a video produced by an anti-Israel organization previously investigated by the FBI for possible terrorist ties.

On Tuesday, one day after she posted a now-infamous tweet likening the U.S. and Israel to terror groups Hamas and the Taliban, Omar retweeted a post including a video produced by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).

The video shared by Omar depicted a Palestinian child being carried off by Israeli police forces as an explosion is heard in the background.

In 2010, ISM was deemed by the Anti-defamation League (ADL) as one of the top 10 anti-Israel organizations in the country. The FBI has also investigated ISM for possible links to terrorists, but FBI documents reported in 2020 by the Intercept did not detail any charges levied.

ISM was also criticized by the ADL in 2014 for the group’s response to the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, with ISM saying the teens were “missing” and dismissing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attribution of the murders to internationally recognized terrorist organization Hamas. Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Politics

Biden Plans to Tax the AR-15 to Death

Perhaps President Joe Biden has another reason to push his gun control agenda. According to recent reports, the Biden administration’s push to regulate the popular AR platform of firearms could net the federal government billions of dollars in new tax revenue. At the same time, it could drive the smaller manufacturers out of business.

A newly proposed regulation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) would treat semi-automatic firearms including the AR-15 much the way machine guns and “destructive devices” are now under the National Firearms Act of 1934. That was in essence the first federal piece of legislation that put any limits on what guns the average citizen could own.

There is a misconception that it “banned” ownership of machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled rifles/shotguns, and destructive devices like rocket launchers, but it actually just highly regulated them. All NFA items are subject to a mandatory transfer fee of $200. In addition, for NFA items would-be buyers need to go through an extensive background check that includes fingerprinting and can take up to a year – and sometimes even longer.

Under the new proposed regulation, which was reported by the Washington Examiner, owners would have to pay the $200 tax per weapon, radically change it (deactivation might be an option) or surrender the gun for destruction. Of course, the ATF doesn’t likely expect that many would actually “give up the guns,” so it could expect to net $200 per each firearm in private hands. Read more…

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Immigration, International, Politics, States

TX, AZ Override Feds At the Border

On June 10, 2021 Texas Governor Greg Abbott revealed that the Texas state government will start implementing a “comprehensive border security plan” that involves the state entering an agreement with Arizona to continue the construction of the border wall.

Hayden Sparks of the The Texan wrote that “Abbott made the announcement at a “border summit” in Del Rio, where he appeared with Chief Nim Kidd of the Texas Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Major General Tracy Norris of the Texas Military Department, as well as Colonel Steve McCraw, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).”

“President Biden’s open-border policies have led to a humanitarian crisis at our southern border as record levels of illegal immigrants, drugs, and contraband pour into Texas,” Abbott declared, saying it was the “most robust and comprehensive border security plan the nation has ever seen.”

The governor continued, “While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. The state is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally.”

To make this agreement an interstate affair, the Texas state government will use the Emergency Management Assistance Compact with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Read more…

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Culture, Politics

Bill Maher: Progressives Refuse to Recognize Progress

Comedian Bill Maher lashed out at liberals, accusing them of “progressophobia” for refusing to acknowledge how far America has already come.

“If you think America is more racist now than ever, more sexist than before women could vote and more homophobic than when blow jobs were a felony, you have #Progressophobia and you should adjust your mask because its covering your eyes,” Maher tweeted along with a clip from Friday’s “Real Time” on HBO.

aher explained that “progressophobia” was “the phrase coined by Steven Pinker to describe a brain disorder that strikes liberals and makes them incapable of recognizing progress. It’s like situational blindness, only what you can’t see is that your dorm in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War.”

Maher went on to list a series of issues where he felt liberals had failed to really recognize progress.

“If you think America is more racist now than ever, more sexist than before women could vote and more homophobic than when blow jobs were a felony, you have #Progressophobia and should adjust your mask because it’s covering your eyes,” he said. Read more…

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Health & Environment, Politics

This Biden Nominee is a Former Eco-Terrorist

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning, received legal immunity to testify in a 1993 criminal trial, court documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation show. The trial resulted in a 17 month prison sentence for tree spiking, a violent tactic used to prevent logging.

Stone-Manning testified that she sent an anonymous and threatening letter to the Forest Service in 1989 on behalf of John P. Blount, who she identified as her former roommate and a member of her circle of friends, court documents show. The letter warned that a local forest in Idaho set to be logged had been sabotaged with tree spikes, according to the documents.

“P.S. You bastards go in there anyway and a lot of people could get hurt,” the letter stated.

Tree spiking, which The Washington Post and other news outlets have described as an “eco-terrorism” tactic, is a form of sabotage in which metal spikes are nailed into trees to make them unsafe to log. If gone unnoticed, tree spikes can cause serious injuries for workers.

A 23-year-old mill worker in California, for example, had his jaw cut in half in 1987 when his saw exploded upon striking an unnoticed tree spike, The Washington Post reported…

If confirmed as Biden’s BLM director, Stone-Manning would oversee 245 million acres of public lands, equivalent to about 12% of the U.S. landmass. Read more…

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Culture, Politics, States

DeSantis Prepares to Ban Child Castration

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis proclaimed that he would be willing to sign legislation banning minors from getting trans surgeries.

In an interview with the Daily Caller, DeSantis was asked if he supports a ban on youths getting gender reassignment surgery.

“I’m very much opposed to chemical castration of minors, I honestly didn’t know this existed until a few years ago,” the Republican governor of Florida responded. “That would be something I would sign for sure.”

In February, Florida lawmakers introduced the Youth Gender and Sexual Identity Act, which proposed criminal penalties for health care practitioners who provide gender reassignment surgical procedures and medical treatments to children. The House bill died in a Professions & Public Health Subcommittee on April 30.

On June 1, DeSantis signed SB 1028 into law, creating the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” which bans transgender women and girls from competing in women’s sports in an effort to preserve “fair opportunities for female athletes to demonstrate their strength, skills, and abilities in athletic competition.”

“The bill that we’re doing today will ensure fairness for women athletes for years to come in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said at the time of signing the bill into law. “It says that athletic teams or sports that are designated for females are open to females. And we’re going to go based off biology.”

“It’s discrimination against our women athletes to force them to participate against male athletes,” DeSantis said. “It needs to be a level playing field, and it needs to be fair, and it should all be based on biology, not based on ideology.” Read more…

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Immigration, Politics

Biden Throws Angel Moms to the Dogs

The Biden administration has dismantled and replaced a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office created during the Trump presidency to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants in a further break with his predecessor’s border policies.

Trump launched VOICE (Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office) in an executive order during his first week in office in 2017.

VOICE “was created to acknowledge and serve the needs of crime victims and their families who have been affected by crimes committed by individuals under the investigative jurisdiction of ICE,” the Department of Homeland Security says on its website.

“I’ve had to hold the hand of too many mothers who lost a child to a DUI or somebody else who’s been raped by an illegal alien or someone with a nexus to immigration,” Barbara Gonzalez, the then-director of VOICE, said in October 2019. “It is a problem we cannot ignore as a country.”

The current administration plans to replace VOICE with The Victims Engagement and Services Line, which ICE called a “more comprehensive and inclusive victim support system” that will allow reports of crimes from anyone regardless of their immigration status. Read more…

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Culture, Politics

School District Removes Holidays to “Avoid Hurt Feelings”

A New Jersey school district opted to strip its calendar of all holidays Thursday after an outcry from dozens of angry parents over a move to change the name of Columbus Day.

The Randolph County Schools board voted unanimously to call Thanksgiving, Christmas, Yom Kippur, and every other holiday “day off” when about 100 people attended the meeting, many of whom sought to protest a proposal to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.

“Why did the board make this motion? Well, Columbus’s role in history, and he was history, has come into question,” a board member said before she was interrupted by a member of the group.

“It’s not debatable, and I’m not going to answer questions thrown at me in the middle of speaking, and I would appreciate it if you would refrain from doing so,” she told the individual.

Several parents criticized the school district’s move, which many asserted was done behind closed doors and without consultation from residents. Read more…

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Culture

Breaking: Apple Pie is Now Racist

Is there anything better than a slice of homemade apple pie? An hour after it comes out of the oven when the delectable dessert still has warm apple slices swimming in ooey-gooey simmering sugar syrup, providing a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness? The ambrosial aroma of cinnamon and allspice dances around your nose, and the tender crust is buttery and flaky at the same time. But when a left-wing writer for the Guardian eats apple pie, all he can taste is the genocide of indigenous people with a heavy aftertaste of slavery.

Food writer and activist Raj Patel wrote an article for the Guardian titled: “Food injustice has deep roots: let’s start with America’s apple pie.” Patel claims that apple pie is rooted in colonialism and slavery. He must be fun at dinner parties.

“In the drama of nationalist culture, the bloody and international origins of the apple pie are subject to a collective amnesia,” Patel wrote. “The apple pie is as American as stolen land, wealth, and labor. We live its consequences today.” Read more…

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