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The Rush Limbaugh Show
Hour 2 - Bill O'Reilly

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2023 37:01


Bill O'Reilly, author of "Killing the Witches," joins Clay and Buck to discuss the impact of more possible Trump indictments, why he sticks by his prediction that Biden won't be the 2024 Democrat nominee, and the collapse of the American justice system. Trump speaks up Jan. 6 defendants. Weaponization of the law in politics at a time of more lawlessness than ever. 3rd anniversary of Kamala's BLM tweet.Follow Clay & Buck on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/clayandbuckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rich Zeoli
Staffer Says Fetterman Would Overturn the 2nd Amendment + Dem Congresswoman Warns Gas Stoves Are Killing People!

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 50:10


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 3: The Drive at 5: While appearing on Fox News with Dana Perino, women's cycling champion Hannah Arensman announced her retirement from the sport following a devastating loss to a biological male in a recent women's competition. While speaking at a House Oversight hearing, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) outlandishly claimed that gas stoves were killing people—including many of her constituents. The progressive congresswoman seemingly called for a ban on gas stoves…while defiantly emphasizing “this is not a ban on gas stoves!” According to a hidden camera interview with a Special Assistant for Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), the senator would be “okay with…overturning the second amendment.” The interview was conducted by O'Keefe Media Group. Last week, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. In his opening statement, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) warned the FBI whistleblowers that following their testimony before Congress they would likely be improperly targeted by elements of the federal government—citing Matt Taibbi as an example of what could happen. Four days after testifying before Congress, Internal Revenue Service officers alarmingly showed up to the home of independent journalist Matt Taibbi.

Rich Zeoli
Complete Recap: DeSantis Presidential Announcement Suffers Technical Issues

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 183:15


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (05/24/2023): 3:05pm- According to reports, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has officially filed to run for president in 2024. On Wednesday night, Gov. DeSantis is expected to formally announce his candidacy during a live-streamed interview on Twitter with billionaire Elon Musk. 3:15pm- According to polling organizations like CNN, Quinnipiac, and Harvard-Harris which have recently measured support among Republicans in the 2024 Presidential Primary, former President Donald Trump currently leads Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by 27% or more. Can DeSantis catch Trump? 3:40pm- Music legend Tina Turner has died at age 83. 3:45pm- Reacting to Gov. Ron DeSantis' presidential announcement taking place on Twitter, CNN analyst Sara Fischer warned that this is a “scary time” for Rupert Murdoch and Fox News. 3:50pm- Henry ruins The Rich Zeoli Show tribute to Tina Turner…PLUS will Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign announcement be boring? It could be more exciting than most people are expecting—because Elon Musk has proven repeatedly that he is capable of doing/saying anything. 4:05pm- Tobias Peter—Research Fellow & Assistant Director of the American Enterprise Institute's Housing Center—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss an editorial he co-authored with Edward Pinto, “Biden Courts Another Mortgage Crisis.” Peter and Pinto write: “The Biden administration is making moves that could imperil the safety of the housing finance system. Recent mortgage pricing changes, which have generally decreased fees for borrowers with lower credit scores and increased fees for those with higher scores, have rightly garnered public outcry, but they are the tip of the iceberg. The administration's other changes require just as much attention, particularly since the reigning mantra of the White House is to strengthen ‘racial equity and support for underserved communities'—regardless of who gets hurt or how much it costs. Missed in the debate about loan-level pricing changes is that the Federal Housing Finance Agency already distorts the riskiness of loans it originates, and ultimately taxpayers are on the hook for those loans.” You can read the full editorial here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-courts-another-mortgage-crisis-federal-housing-finance-agency-mortgage-loans-risk-2008-homeownership-fe752269?mod=opinion_lead_pos7 4:25pm- On June 16th, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be hosting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence—a far-left, self-described LGBTQ+ affiliated group that has gained notoriety by mocking Catholics. 4:45pm- Target has begun removing “LGBTQ+” related merchandise from its stores and websites. The retail corporation received backlash after selling children's swimsuits that promise to “bind” and “tuck”—appealing to trans-kids. 5:05pm- The Drive at 5: While appearing on Fox News with Dana Perino, women's cycling champion Hannah Arensman announced her retirement from the sport following a devastating loss to a biological male in a recent women's competition. 5:15pm- While speaking at a House Oversight hearing, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) outlandishly claimed that gas stoves were killing people—including many of her constituents. The progressive congresswoman seemingly called for a ban on gas stoves…while defiantly emphasizing “this is not a ban on gas stoves!” 5:30pm- According to a hidden camera interview with a Special Assistant for Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), the senator would be “okay with…overturning the second amendment.” The interview was conducted by O'Keefe Media Group. 5:45pm- Last week, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. In his opening statement, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) warned the FBI whistleblowers that following their testimony before Congress they would likely be improperly targeted by elements of the federal government—citing Matt Taibbi as an example of what could happen. Four days after testifying before Congress, Internal Revenue Service officers alarmingly showed up to the home of independent journalist Matt Taibbi. 6pm: BREAKING NEWS: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis formally announces his candidacy for U.S. President during a live-streamed interview on Twitter Spaces alongside billionaire Elon Musk and PayPal co-founder David Sacks. Unfortunately, the announcement was plagued with technical issues—taking nearly twenty-minutes to sort out the problems before DeSantis was able to speak. Will this less-than-ideal launch have a lasting impact on his campaign?

CrossroadsET
The Gates-Epstein Connection Highlights Major Accusation Against the Deceased Child Sex Trafficker

CrossroadsET

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 24:47


Bill Gates's past with Jeffrey Epstein is again boiling to the surface. It was already known that Gates had connections to the accused sex trafficker and convicted pedophile. In fact, Gates's wife previously said this was a key reason she divorced him. But the new evidence is exposing even more. Not only is it now apparent that Gates met with Epstein more than was previously thought, but it also appears that Epstein had tried blackmailing Gates over an affair with a Russian bridge player. Meanwhile, the nation watched last week as FBI whistleblowers made shocking allegations on how the agency has been punishing agents for refusing to break the law, or for refusing to carry out orders they view as unethical. They spoke during a hearing from the House Weaponization of the Federal Government Subcommittee. One of the agents was Stephen Friend, an FBI whistleblower, who joins us for a discussion. We'll discuss these stories, and why they matter, in this episode of Crossroads. ⭕️ Stay up-to-date with Josh with the Crossroads NEWSLETTER

Rudy Giuliani's Common Sense

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Thursday, May 18th, 2023—Problems mount for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as hearing exposes specifics. The FBI misused a powerful surveillance tool hundreds of thousands of times, according to new reports.  Thanks for listening on Podbean. You can join us every weeknight from 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET on my social media accounts (Twitter, Rumble, Facebook, YouTube & GETTR) for the live version of this livestream, "America's Mayor Live w/ Rudy Giuliani." I'm live every night, Monday through Friday, bringing you the news that matters with thoughtful insight and a unique perspective. You can call in and comment during the show, sharing your thoughts with me and thousands of fellow live viewers. You can watch live as an active participant, or you can watch at your convenience right here on Podbean, or via my Twitter account, Rumble channel, Facebook page, YouTube channel or GETTR account. ► Connect with Rudy on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/RudyGiuliani ► Connect with Rudy on Rumble: https://rumble.com/TheRudyGiuliani ► Connect with Rudy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealRudyGiuliani ► Connect with Rudy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RudywGiuliani ► Connect with Rudy on GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/rudygiuliani

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
FBI retaliated against three whistleblowers, Pastor Tim Keller died of pancreatic cancer, White House Press Secretary: The kids “belong to all of us”

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 7:15


It's Monday, May 22nd, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus.  (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Adam McManus Sudanese church attacked On May 13, six gunmen attacked the Al-Masalma Coptic Church in Omdurman, Sudan, reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide. They came to the church in a car and shot four men, including a priest named Arsenius, and his son. They also stabbed the church guard before looting the building for two hours. Thankfully, all five victims, who received treatment at a private hospital, have since recovered. However, they were unable to access the largest hospital in the area as it is currently under the control of the Rapid Support Forces. The Sudanese Armed Forces had cut off the electricity. Matthew 5:10 says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” FBI retaliated against three whistleblowers Last Thursday, three FBI whistleblowers testified before Congress that the FBI unjustly investigated Americans and pressured staff to "reclassify cases as domestic violent extremism, and even manufactured such cases where they may not otherwise exist," reports The Blaze. The three on-the-record FBI whistleblowers accused the agency of "retaliatory conduct" after they spoke out about the bureau's "abuse and misconduct" and "politicized rot." Suspended FBI Special Agent Garret O'Boyle along with former Special Agent Stephen Friend and suspended Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill spoke before the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government hearing. According to O'Boyle, after he came forward with the allegations, the FBI retaliated against him by relocating him to an office on the other side of the country. O'Boyle claimed that when he arrived for his first day of work at the new field office, he was informed by the FBI that he was being placed on unpaid suspension. The whistleblower stated that the agency effectively left him and his family "homeless" and prevented him from accessing their belongings, which were still in FBI storage because of the recent relocation. North Dakota Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong asked O'Boyle what advice he would give to future government whistleblowers. Listen. ARMSTRONG: "With all of the hardships you've gone through, if one of your really good friends, your former colleague, came to you and said, 'I have this thing that is being covered up and I think the American people need to know about it,' what advice would you give them?" O'BOYLE: "I would tell them first to pray about it, long and hard. I would tell them I could take it to Congress for them, or I could put them in touch with Congress. But I would advise them not to do it." ARMSTRONG: "You would legitimately try to protect one of your colleagues from doing what you have done?” O'BOYLE: "Absolutely!" ARMSTRONG: "And how do you think that solves being able to shine light on corruption, weaponization, any kind of misconduct that exists with the American people?" O'BOYLE: "It doesn't solve it. But the FBI will crush you. This government will crush you and your family if you try to expose the truth about things they are doing that are wrong. We are all examples of that." ARMSTRONG: "I can't think of a more sobering way to end a hearing. I yield back." Pastor Tim Keller died of pancreatic cancer Last Friday, Pastor Tim Keller died of pancreatic cancer, reports The Christian Post. The founding pastor of the 5,000-member Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and the author of The Prodigal God and The Reason for God, he was 72 years old.  According to the New York Times, Keller was open to Christians aligning with various political parties -- liberal or conservative. In his words, “thoughtful Christians, all trying to obey God's call, could reasonably appear at different places on the political spectrum, with loyalties to different political strategies.” Just prior to the reversal of Roe v. Wade last year, Keller wrote on the politics of abortion. He said, “I know abortion is a sin, but the Bible doesn't tell me the best political policy to decrease or end abortion in this country, nor which political or legal policies are most effective to that end,” reports The Christian Post. And on evolution, in his book The Reason for God on pages 97 and 98, Keller taught that “God guided some kind of process of natural selection.”   World watches in disbelief and horror as U.S. nears possible default The finance ministers for the Group of 7 nations in Japan had one simple question for Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen: What is going on with the U.S. debt ceiling? Around the world, experts have been watching in disbelief as the U.S. flirts with its first default, fearful of the potential international economic ramifications — and astonished by the global superpower's brush with self-sabotage, reports the Washington Post. Rich and poor nations alike fear a possible U.S. default, which would torpedo the financial markets and deal a massive blow to the dollar. Analysts say the impasse jeopardizes America's standing abroad. All the worry will dissipate — at least for a while — if Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) can come to an agreement before June 1. More than half of the world's foreign currency reserves are held in U.S. dollars. Many nations look to Treasury bonds to safeguard their own economies and guard against drowning in debt. One White House reporter was understandably concerned. REPORTER: “Right now, the nation's debt exceeds 100% of its GDP. This has happened twice in US history -- once during World War Two and once now over the last couple of years. How is it not a crisis when the country literally owes more than it's worth?” White House Press Secretary: The kids “belong to all of us” And finally, in the course of defending the surgical and chemical “gender transitioning” of children, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declared that the children of America “belong to all of us,” reports LifeSiteNews.com. Upset with the number of states that are outlawing puberty blockers and mutilating surgeries on minors, Jean-Pierre, a self-professed lesbian, spoke candidly to a far-left feminist website named Jezebel, no doubt in honor of the evil Queen Jezebel of the Old Testament. JEAN-PIERRE: “I've met a lot of parents of trans kids in the past couple of months who have told me these devastating stories, whether they're in Texas or Oklahoma or wherever they are, saying how they now have to seriously consider leaving their state to protect their child. That's something that we have to call out and continue to be very clear about. “These are kids. These are our kids! They belong to all of us!” The remarks echo similar sentiments expressed recently by President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and various other Democrats. Together, they have disrespect for the parents' right to have the primary and final say over their minor children. 1 Timothy 3:4 describes one of the key virtues of a man worthy of being an elder. “He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.” Biblically speaking, minors are under the proper guidance of their parents, not the state.  And those parents should not sign off on puberty blockers or disfiguring surgeries. Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, May 22nd in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK
Federal Government Weaponization: FBI Justice, Bankrupting of America & Health Crisis

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2023 59:22


Viewpoint This Sunday with Malcolm Out Loud – Debt-ceiling negotiators broke off. Economist Harry Dent will tell us the ramifications on a default and what the economic tea leaves are saying about the economy. FBI Special Agent Garret O'Boyle says the FBI destroys their careers, suspends them under false pretenses, takes their security clearances and pay with no true options for recourse or remedy. John Durham's Report Demands Justice, says Dr. Steven LaTulippe...

Tom Fitton's Weekly Update Podcast
Durham Update: NEW Clinton Crimes!

Tom Fitton's Weekly Update Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2023 52:41


Judicial Watch President @TomFitton discusses Special Counsel John Durham's report on the Obama FBI's probe into Donald Trump, the House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, and much more! 

The Phillip Scott Audio Experience
Sarah Comrie's Lawyer Produce Citi Bike Receipt, Weaponization Of Her Tears Sparked The Outrage

The Phillip Scott Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2023 17:47


Sarah Comrie's lawyer has come out saying she paid for the bike. The receipt doesn't solve anything but makes us ask several questions about her actions that day. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/psae/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/psae/support

The Sean Hannity Show
Garrett O'Boyle - May 19th, Hour 2

The Sean Hannity Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 35:30


Garrett O'Boyle, suspended FBI agent and whistleblower against the now corrupt agency which rendered him and his family homeless, testified yesterday before the House Judiciary's select subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rich Zeoli
Democrats Look to Manipulate Statistics on Domestic Terrorism

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 47:07


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 1: On Thursday, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. In his latest editorial at National Review, Andrew C. McCarthy writes: “Even before the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021, congressional Democrats had formulated a plan to project the illusion that the most perilous threat to American national security—not just in our time but in our history—was domestic terrorism fueled by white supremacists… House Democrats were proposing their so-called ‘Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act'… The real purpose of this legislation is twofold: (1) stigmatize as terrorism policies that progressives oppose; (2) establish in law requirements that induce the FBI and other federal agencies to inflate the number of domestic-terrorism investigations.” You can read McCarthy's full editorial: https://www.nationalreview.com/2023/05/democrats-cook-the-fbis-books-on-domestic-terrorism/ Rich has to remember to grab his trunk meat…what??? Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblower Steve Friend alleged that Director Christopher Wray is content with the way his bureau has become overtly politicized.

Renegade Talk Radio
Episode 4948: Alex Jones Renegade Talk Radio

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 101:34


Feds Crack Down on Whistleblowers Raising Alarm on Weaponization of FBI, DOJ 

Scott Adams Show on Red State Talk Radio
051923 Podcast, Weaponization of Government, FBI Whistleblowers, Globalist Tyranny

Scott Adams Show on Red State Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 55:05


051923 Podcast, Weaponization of Government, FBI Whistleblowers, Globalist Tyranny

Law and Legitimacy
LAL — Compression Sleeves, Solemn-nem-nity & Confidential Human Sources (May 19, 2023)

Law and Legitimacy

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 41:46


Norm appears in a sleep-deprived state, but we're not going to hold it against him. We open the stream with Norm's recap of last night's return to the stand-up stage at the Mohegan Sun. Today: › Articles of Impeachment have been introduced in the Senate against President Joe Biden. By whom, you might ask? Senator Marjorie Taylor-Greene, obviously. › The House's Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government has begun to warm up the issue of use of widespread deploy of confidential human sources by the FBI in seemingly all areas of American life. Elon Musk took to Twitter seeking to learn more. Share this stream with Elon. › Google, Twitter are celebrating this morning, as the Supreme Court of the United States issued rulings in two (2) cases in which one of each of the platforms were litigants—Section 230 lives on. Join us. For the rest of the year, creators will receive 100 percent of the revenue from the purchase of monthly subscription badges, which Rumble recently launched for the price of $5 per month. Please consider purchasing a subscription badge to LAL and be assured that LAL will receive every penny of that subscription through the end of the year. Your consideration and patronage is most sincerely appreciated! Daily livestreams beginning at 8:00 am EST on: › Rumble: https://rumble.com/user/LawandLegitimacy › Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@lawandlegitimacy › Twitter: https://twitter.com/PattisPodcast Subscribe and turn on notifications! Support Law and Legitimacy: - Locals: https://lawandlegitimacy.locals.com/ - Twitter: @PattisPodcast, @PattisNorm, and @MichaelBoyer_ - Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Audible, Spotify, or wherever you receive podcasts and rate LAL 5 stars. - Subscribe here on our Rumble and Youtube channels, give us a Rumble, and join our active community of free-thinkers, contrarians, and the unafraid on Locals!

The Sean Hannity Show
Whistleblowers Uniting - May 18th, Hour 3

The Sean Hannity Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 30:19


Steven Friend,  Senior fellow for the Center for Renewing America, joined Jim Jordan and House Republicans today as a whistleblower testifying on the retaliation from the FBI and others for telling the truth about what is happening in the agency. GOP members of the Weaponization and Judiciary House select subcommittee heard the testimony from Steven and three other whistleblowers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rich Zeoli
Was Noah the First Victim of Global Warming? + Insanity at a Seattle Homelessness Board Meeting

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 55:12


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 3: The Drive at 5: While speaking with FBI whistleblowers at Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Matt Gaetz' (R-FL) questioning seemingly revealed that undercover officers were present at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Gaetz tweeted that this is despite FBI Director Christopher Wray saying otherwise. On Friday, Gaetz held a press briefing to further address the explosive Congressional testimony. On his MSNBC show, Chris Hayes claimed it was hypocritical for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to advocate for the prevention of “gender affirmation care” for children while concurrently arguing for parental rights in education. During a Zoom meeting to discuss nominees to serve on the King County Regional Homelessness Authority Board in Seattle, co-chair of the committee Shanee Colston lost her mind when someone objected to appointing a convicted child rapist to the board—bizarrely defending the selection by exclaiming, “this is about equity!” You can read more here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12096893/Screaming-Seattle-official-tells-meeting-shes-glad-support-PEDOPHILE-homelessness-board.html James Varney—Writer at RealClearInvestigations—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his most recent story, “Court Backlog Clog: It's the Story of Immigration Now and It's Growing Inexorably Worse.” Varney writes: “The average wait time for a ‘Notice to Appear' before a judge at one of the nation's 66 immigration courts is now four and a half years. In some cities it is much longer. In New York City, new migrants do not have to appear in court until 2032.” Locally, the backlog in Mount Laurel, New Jersey is over 4,000—with no new court dates for migrants until May of 2026, according to estimations. You can read the full article here: https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2023/05/15/the_backlog_clog_its_the_story_of_immigration_now_and_its_growing_inexorably_worse_899422.html While speaking at the Austria World Summit, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg argued that climate change has “always been on humanity's mind” including in “scriptural traditions.” Does that mean Noah was the first victim of global warming?

The MeidasTouch Podcast
Jack Smith INCHES CLOSER as Republican ‘Whistleblowers' are Exposed

The MeidasTouch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 95:09


On this episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, we cover the latest breaking developments in the world of politics. The Republicans' latest hearing on the ‘Weaponization of the Federal Government' backfired, as their so-called whistleblowers were exposed as paid Trump lackeys. Meanwhile, Republicans continue to push their weird – and cruel – agenda throughout the nation. Yet, voters across the country are rejecting their hate with force, as displayed in a wave of elections this past Tuesday. Jack Smith secures new evidence from the National Archives as Trump continues to box himself into a pathetic defense. Ron DeSantis is expected to announce his run for president, but meanwhile, he can't even beat Disney, who just announced a new major action against him. All this and much more!  Deals From Our Sponsors: Manukora Honey: Head to https://manukora.com/meidas or use code MEIDAS to automatically get a free pack of honey sticks with your order — a $15 value! Fum: Head to https://TryFum.com/MEIDAS and use code MEIDAS to save 10% off when you get the journey pack today! Shop Meidas Merch at: https://store.meidastouch.com Join us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/meidastouch Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 The PoliticsGirl Podcast: https://pod.link/1595408601 The Influence Continuum: https://pod.link/1603773245 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 The Weekend Show: https://pod.link/1612691018 The Tony Michaels Podcast: https://pod.link/1561049560 American Psyop: https://pod.link/1652143101 Burn the Boats: https://pod.link/1485464343 Majority 54: https://pod.link/1309354521 Political Beatdown: https://pod.link/1669634407 Lights On with Jessica Denson: https://pod.link/1676844320 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Truth be Told with Mike & Kelly Johnson
Epsiode 54: Artificial Intelligence, the Debt Ceiling & the Weaponization of Government

Truth be Told with Mike & Kelly Johnson

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 44:47


In this episode, Mike provides compelling updates from Capitol Hill about the biggest issues facing the country-- including the fateful debt ceiling negotiations, and viral clips of the week regarding new information on the weaponization of the FBI and other government agencies.  He also provides some behind-the-scenes insights about what is potentially the biggest issue facing our future-- the rise and risks of Artificial Intelligence. The information in today's show will be shocking to most listeners.  SHOW NOTES:   Clip of Judiciary's Weaponization Hearing (Fox News, 5/18) www.MikeandKellyJohnson.com   Produced by Strong Wave Media, LLC   © 2023 Mike and Kelly Johnson

Wayne Dupree Show
E1705: FBI Makes Moves Against Whistleblowers Before Testifying Before Congress

Wayne Dupree Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 90:51


The House Judiciary Committee, along with the Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, revealed that FBI workers who spoke against the "politicized rot" were suspended or lost their security clearances. Fresh whistleblower accounts from several current and former FBI personnel were presented in an interim staff report released on Thursday, which exposed "abuses and misconduct in the FBI."   

Rich Zeoli
The Left Continues to Ignore Corruption Within the Federal Government

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 195:08


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (05/19/2023): 3:05pm- On Thursday, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. 3:15pm- In his latest editorial at National Review, Andrew C. McCarthy writes: “Even before the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021, congressional Democrats had formulated a plan to project the illusion that the most perilous threat to American national security—not just in our time but in our history—was domestic terrorism fueled by white supremacists… House Democrats were proposing their so-called ‘Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act'… The real purpose of this legislation is twofold: (1) stigmatize as terrorism policies that progressives oppose; (2) establish in law requirements that induce the FBI and other federal agencies to inflate the number of domestic-terrorism investigations.” You can read McCarthy's full editorial: https://www.nationalreview.com/2023/05/democrats-cook-the-fbis-books-on-domestic-terrorism/ 3:30pm- Rich has to remember to grab his trunk meat…what??? 3:40pm- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblower Steve Friend alleged that Director Christopher Wray is content with the way his bureau has become overtly politicized. 4:05pm- Although numerous whistleblowers reported abuse of power by the federal government at a House Select Committee hearing on Thursday, Newsbusters notes that the country's major nightly news broadcasts—ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and CBS Evening News—did not report on the hearing at all. 4:20pm- While speaking with former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman, MSNBC host Nicole Wallace exclaimed that the FBI whistleblowers—who testified before Congress about FBI abuses of power—were guilty of insubordination. 4:30pm- Dr. Victoria Coates—former Deputy National Security Advisor & Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to talk about the G7 Summit taking place in Japan. President Joe Biden is expected to leave the Summit early to engage in debt ceiling negotiations with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Republicans. Dr. Coates also weighs-in on the U.S. State Department adding pronouns to the emails of all its employees—in the process mislabeling the genders of many officials. PLUS, the Pentagon announces a $3 billion “accounting error.” 5:05pm- The Drive at 5: While speaking with FBI whistleblowers at Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Matt Gaetz' (R-FL) questioning seemingly revealed that undercover officers were present at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Gaetz tweeted that this is despite FBI Director Christopher Wray saying otherwise. On Friday, Gaetz held a press briefing to further address the explosive Congressional testimony. 5:15pm- On his MSNBC show, Chris Hayes claimed it was hypocritical for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to advocate for the prevention of “gender affirmation care” for children while concurrently arguing for parental rights in education. 5:25pm- During a Zoom meeting to discuss nominees to serve on the King County Regional Homelessness Authority Board in Seattle, co-chair of the committee Shanee Colston lost her mind when someone objected to appointing a convicted child rapist to the board—bizarrely defending the selection by exclaiming, “this is about equity!” You can read more here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12096893/Screaming-Seattle-official-tells-meeting-shes-glad-support-PEDOPHILE-homelessness-board.html 5:40pm- James Varney—Writer at RealClearInvestigations—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his most recent story, “Court Backlog Clog: It's the Story of Immigration Now and It's Growing Inexorably Worse.” Varney writes: “The average wait time for a ‘Notice to Appear' before a judge at one of the nation's 66 immigration courts is now four and a half years. In some cities it is much longer. In New York City, new migrants do not have to appear in court until 2032.” Locally, the backlog in Mount Laurel, New Jersey is over 4,000—with no new court dates for migrants until May of 2026, according to estimations. You can read the full article here: https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2023/05/15/the_backlog_clog_its_the_story_of_immigration_now_and_its_growing_inexorably_worse_899422.html 5:50pm- While speaking at the Austria World Summit, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg argued that climate change has “always been on humanity's mind” including in “scriptural traditions.” Does that mean Noah was the first victim of global warming? 6:05pm- According to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) filing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted warrantless searches against U.S. citizens nearly 300,00 times between November 2020 and November 2021. 6:25pm- Tom Szymanski—Executive Director of the New Jersey Republican Party—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss a bill proposed by Democrats that would prevent Sheriff Shaun Golden from serving as Monmouth County GOP Chairman. Thankfully, the bill has been pulled. 6:45pm- In his latest piece at National Review, Jeff Zymeri writes: “Justice Neil Gorsuch has penned a passionate polemic against the emergency powers that were widely used during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that while they may have solved some problems, they created many others. Gorsuch's statement came in the Supreme Court's final word on the effort of a group of states to challenge the end of Title 42.” You can read the full article here: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/gorsuch-condemns-the-breathtaking-use-of-emergency-powers-during-covid/

Rich Zeoli
House Hearing: FBI Leadership Targeted Whistleblowers

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 44:33


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 1: On Thursday, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. In his opening statement, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) warned the FBI whistleblowers that following their testimony before Congress they would likely be improperly targeted by elements of the federal government—citing Matt Taibbi as an example of what could happen. Four days after testifying before Congress, Internal Revenue Service officers alarmingly showed up to the home of independent journalist Matt Taibbi. During Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Chris Stewart applauded the FBI whistleblowers for their bravery and condemned the bureau's leadership for being overtly politicized. While testifying before a House Select Committee, former FBI agent turned whistleblower Steve Friend stated that the bureau retaliated against him after he questioned statistics being used to determine that domestic extremism was a dire threat. Robert Bork Jr.—President of the Antitrust Education Project & head of the Bork Group, a public affairs agency—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the left's recent attacks on Justice Clarence Thomas and, subsequently, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. Bork notes that while progressives have spent considerable effort and time unjustly questioning Justice Thomas' “morals”, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor refused to recuse themselves from cases involving organizations they were affiliated with, like Harvard University and Penguin Random House books.

Rich Zeoli
Fetterman's Office Alters the Senator's Quotes

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 48:50


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 2: During Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) asked whistleblower Marcus Allen to answer for a tweet belonging to another person also named Marcus Allen… Monmouth County GOP Chairman, and Sheriff, Shaun Golden joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss New Jersey politics—specifically, a seemingly unconstitutional bill crafted by Democrats targeting Golden in an attempt to remove him from his position as party chairman. Disney has announced it will not follow through with its plans to build a $1 billion office complex in Lake Nona, Florida. Though Disney hinted that the project was scrapped because of its ongoing feud with Governor Ron DeSantis, Rich and Matt believe it's more likely a symptom of some struggling business segments within the company. For example, in the first Quarter of 2023, Disney+ lost a whopping 4 million subscribers. On Wednesday, economic reporter at The Washington Post Jeff Stein tweeted a misquote credited to Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) by Fetterman's office. Stein notes, “[t]hough it captured his meaning, I deleted the tweet since some of the words in the quote were inaccurate.”

Rich Zeoli
House Dems Call for $14 Trillion in Reparations

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 52:20


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 3: During Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) asked whistleblower Marcus Allen to answer for a tweet belonging to another person also named Marcus Allen. According to political commentator Greg Price, Rep. Sanchez found “a random Twitter account with 118 followers with the same name” and then claimed it belonged to Allen. There's more than one person in the world with the name “Marcus Allen”?!?! Shocking! House Democrats, led by Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO), introduced a resolution calling for $14 trillion in reparations to be paid to the descendants of former slaves. While speaking with FBI whistleblowers at Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Matt Gaetz' (R-FL) questioning seemingly revealed that undercover officers were present at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Gaetz tweeted that this is despite FBI Director Christopher Wray saying otherwise. Congressman Dan Goldman (D-NY) has had a bad week—dismissing the Durham report as an “abuse of power” while on MSNBC and then defending Antifa during a House Oversight hearing. Anyone going to the annual Bilderberg meeting?

EpochTV
NTD News Today (May 18): FBI Whistleblowers Testify Before Congress; Every Admin Since Reagan Has Mishandled Documents: NARA

EpochTV

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 54:06


Three FBI whistleblowers testified on May 18 before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. They exposed details on alleged abuses of power by FBI leadership, and how the Bureau retaliated against whistleblowers. Every administration since President Ronald Reagan has mishandled classified materials, including mixing classified and unclassified documents. That's what National Archives officials told the House Intelligence Committee during a closed-door interview in March. Prosecutors say the Air National Guardsman accused of leaking classified documents on social media was warned multiple times over mishandling classified information. ⭕️Watch in-depth videos based on Truth & Tradition at Epoch TV

Rich Zeoli
Phil Murphy Hints of Willingness to Defy Court

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 42:45


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 4: 6:05pm- According to reports, Bud Light will launch new, camouflage bottles with proceeds from sales going towards the families of American military service members. Will this be enough to restore sales following an unpopular association with LGBTQ+ activist Dylan Mulvaney? 6:15pm- While speaking with Katy Tur on MSNBC, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy hinted he would be willing to provide Mifepristone to citizens of states that ban the abortion pill in the event courts rule the ban is constitutional—defying court orders. Gov. Murphy said of the potential ruling, “it will cost people their lives…women in particular.” 6:35pm- Ford, Tesla, Volvo, Volkswagen, and BMW are among the auto manufacturers that have eliminated AM radio from their electric vehicles—but a group of bipartisan lawmakers, including Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ted Cruz (R-Tx), want to prevent the removal arguing public safety is at risk. 6:45pm- On Thursday, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. In his opening statement, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) warned the FBI whistleblowers that following their testimony before Congress they would likely be improperly targeted by elements of the federal government—citing Matt Taibbi as an example of what could happen. Four days after testifying before Congress, Internal Revenue Service officers alarmingly showed up to the home of independent journalist Matt Taibbi.

Rich Zeoli
Complete Breakdown: House Hearing on FBI Abusing Power

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 188:27


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (05/18/2023): 3:05pm- On Thursday, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. In his opening statement, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) warned the FBI whistleblowers that following their testimony before Congress they would likely be improperly targeted by elements of the federal government—citing Matt Taibbi as an example of what could happen. Four days after testifying before Congress, Internal Revenue Service officers alarmingly showed up to the home of independent journalist Matt Taibbi. 3:25pm- During Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Chris Stewart applauded the FBI whistleblowers for their bravery and condemned the bureau's leadership for being overtly politicized. 3:30pm- While testifying before a House Select Committee, former FBI agent turned whistleblower Steve Friend stated that the bureau retaliated against him after he questioned statistics being used to determine that domestic extremism was a dire threat. 3:45pm- Robert Bork Jr.—President of the Antitrust Education Project & head of the Bork Group, a public affairs agency—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the left's recent attacks on Justice Clarence Thomas and, subsequently, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. Bork notes that while progressives have spent considerable effort and time unjustly questioning Justice Thomas' “morals”, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor refused to recuse themselves from cases involving organizations they were affiliated with, like Harvard University and Penguin Random House books. 4:05pm- During Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) asked whistleblower Marcus Allen to answer for a tweet belonging to another person also named Marcus Allen… 4:10pm- Monmouth County GOP Chairman, and Sheriff, Shaun Golden joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss New Jersey politics—specifically, a seemingly unconstitutional bill crafted by Democrats targeting Golden in an attempt to remove him from his position as party chairman. 4:30pm- Disney has announced it will not follow through with its plans to build a $1 billion office complex in Lake Nona, Florida. Though Disney hinted that the project was scrapped because of its ongoing feud with Governor Ron DeSantis, Rich and Matt believe it's more likely a symptom of some struggling business segments within the company. For example, in the first Quarter of 2023, Disney+ lost a whopping 4 million subscribers. 4:50pm- On Wednesday, economic reporter at The Washington Post Jeff Stein tweeted a misquote credited to Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) by Fetterman's office. Stein notes, “[t]hough it captured his meaning, I deleted the tweet since some of the words in the quote were inaccurate.” 5:05pm- During Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) asked whistleblower Marcus Allen to answer for a tweet belonging to another person also named Marcus Allen. According to political commentator Greg Price, Rep. Sanchez found “a random Twitter account with 118 followers with the same name” and then claimed it belonged to Allen. There's more than one person in the world with the name “Marcus Allen”?!?! Shocking! 5:10pm- House Democrats, led by Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO), introduced a resolution calling for $14 trillion in reparations to be paid to the descendants of former slaves. 5:15pm- While speaking with FBI whistleblowers at Thursday's House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, Rep. Matt Gaetz' (R-FL) questioning seemingly revealed that undercover officers were present at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Gaetz tweeted that this is despite FBI Director Christopher Wray saying otherwise. 5:30pm- Congressman Dan Goldman (D-NY) has had a bad week—dismissing the Durham report as an “abuse of power” while on MSNBC and then defending Antifa during a House Oversight hearing. 5:50pm- Anyone going to the annual Bilderberg meeting? 6:05pm- According to reports, Bud Light will launch new, camouflage bottles with proceeds from sales going towards the families of American military service members. Will this be enough to restore sales following an unpopular association with LGBTQ+ activist Dylan Mulvaney? 6:15pm- While speaking with Katy Tur on MSNBC, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy hinted he would be willing to provide Mifepristone to citizens of states that ban the abortion pill in the event courts rule the ban is constitutional—defying court orders. Gov. Murphy said of the potential ruling, “it will cost people their lives…women in particular.” 6:35pm- Ford, Tesla, Volvo, Volkswagen, and BMW are among the auto manufacturers that have eliminated AM radio from their electric vehicles—but a group of bipartisan lawmakers, including Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ted Cruz (R-Tx), want to prevent the removal arguing public safety is at risk. 6:45pm- On Thursday, several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblowers testified before a House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The hearing addressed alleged abuses of power by leadership within the FBI. In his opening statement, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) warned the FBI whistleblowers that following their testimony before Congress they would likely be improperly targeted by elements of the federal government—citing Matt Taibbi as an example of what could happen. Four days after testifying before Congress, Internal Revenue Service officers alarmingly showed up to the home of independent journalist Matt Taibbi.

FRC - Washington Watch with Tony Perkins
Rebecca Downs, Lathan Watts, Joyce Krawiec, Brent Keilen, Tommy Tuberville, Travis Weber

FRC - Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023


Rebecca Downs, reporter for Townhall.com, shares the latest on today's hearing by the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Lathan Watts, Alliance Defending Freedom's Vice President of Public Affairs, provides an

The Alan Sanders Show
Is it too late to reverse the weaponization of government started by Obama?

The Alan Sanders Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 57:01


Today we continue looking at the massive implications unleashed by the report released by Special Counsel John Durham. Before we get into the detail, we need to give ourselves a moment of must needed levity. We turn to my good buddy, Jim Gossett, who gives us a fantastic, yet satirical, nostalgic look-back at the opening of The Muppet Show. This time, his version is called The FBI Show. We then take a moment to look at when James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper in October of 2019. At the time, he was making a comment about how changes in the intelligence community (IC), thanks to President Obama, led to the Mueller investigation to be able to look into Russian Collusion with Donald Trump. Though he was trying to compliment the former president, looking back now, in light of the Durham report, we now know who is responsible for the weaponization of the IC. This leads to testimony by former CIA Director John Brennan to the House Government Weaponization Committee hearing where he said there was intelligence regarding Russian colluding with the Trump campaign. Unfortunately for Brennan, this was before the Durham report dropped. Will he be held in contempt for perjury? Because we know he was aware of the hoax given it was he, himself, who have the briefing to President Obama, VP Biden, AG Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey. The sad part, if I am being honest, he wasn't really lying. He was telling the truth. There was intelligence. He just left off the part where it was falsely manufactured intelligence. We also have learned that Peter Strzok, lead FBI investigator behind Operation Crossfire Hurricane, was informed by the CIA that Hillary Clinton could be behind the Russian Collusion story, but he never shared that with anyone else. Every FBI agent interviewed during Durham's four-year investigation, could not remember once being told about the CIA memo or the possibility they were operating based on a hoax created by Hillary Clinton. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wants the House to go after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for all of the lies he spread and all the damage he has done to our nation. In similar fashion, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said reminds us the same pattern used by the Hillary Clinton campaign to fabricate the Russian Collusion hoax is the same pattern used to hide the Hunter Biden laptop. They follow the same playbook because they know they will be aided by the media and amplified by social media. While these folks in the GOP are saying all the right words, they are, in point of fact, just words. Unless they can do something, the weaponized agencies will continue to get away with it and continue to ignore the Constitution. Congress really only has the power of oversight and the power of the purse. While the former can be ignored (it seems) if witnesses ignore requests to appear, the latter cannot. However, the latter takes immense intestinal fortitude and I just don't see that coming from so many lawmakers with spines of linguine. All we can hope for is for enough Americans to have the eyes and minds opened to how we are much closer to any Oligarchy than we are a Republic, and that is a scary realization to come to. Take a moment to rate and review the show and then share the episode on social media. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GETTR and TRUTH Social by searching for The Alan Sanders Show. You can also support the show by visiting my Patreon page!

Today's Issues
The Weaponization of The Federal Government Part II

Today's Issues

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 24:12


Today's Issues
The Weaponization of The Federal Government Part I

Today's Issues

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 50:50


Verdict with Ted Cruz
Deep Dive into Hunter Biden & the Weaponization of the Federal Government: Part 2 with Jim Jordan

Verdict with Ted Cruz

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 44:53


Radio Rothbard
Trump, Dominion, and the Weaponization of Defamation

Radio Rothbard

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2023


On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop talk about recent court cases involving defamation claims, justifying libertarian skepticism of the entire concept. As Ryan noted in a recent Wire article, the Dominion lawsuit in particular, is a particularly chilling case for free speech, with a taxpayer-funded company effectively silencing public critics. This, along with the recent Trump verdict, are an illustration of the continuing escalating weaponization of the court system for political ends. New Radio Rothbard mugs are now available at the Mises Store. Get yours at Mises.org/RothMug PROMO CODE: RothPod for 20% off Recommended Reading "The Dominion Lawsuit against Fox News is Part of the War against Free Speech" by Ryan McMaken.: Mises.org/RR_133_A "The Alex Jones Verdict Shows the Danger of Defamation Laws" by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_133_B "Lawsuits Are the Hitman of the State" by Brian Caplan Mises.org/RR_133_C Be sure to follow Radio Rothbard at Mises.org/RadioRothbard.

The Bill Walton Show
Episode 226: "The Weaponization of Loneliness" with Stella Morabito

The Bill Walton Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 58:17


“Terror can rule absolutely only over men who are isolated against each other.… Therefore, one of the primary concerns of all tyrannical government is to bring this isolation about.”  — Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism “Americans have long sensed a new kind tyranny creeping into our lives. This disquiet has hovered in the background for a long time, though most of us couldn't put our finger on it.  Trends to control speech and behavior are isolating us from one another, and they have begun to intensify rapidly and spread throughout society's institutions.”  — Stella Morabito In this episode Stella Morabito returns to talk about her recently published book The Weaponization of Loneliness: How Tyrants Stoke Our Fear of Isolation to Silence, Divide, and Conquer. Stella, a prolific author at The Federalist, writes incisively about the social fallout of propaganda, mob psychology, and the cult mindset, drawing in part from her years as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency where she focused on methods of Soviet propaganda and disinformation, and its state-controlled media.  Some excerpts from our conversation:   The underlying dynamic of totalitarianism is the same: a machinery of loneliness that threatens to turn people into social pariahs in order to extort compliance. History is filled with vivid examples - Cromwell's England, Robespierre's France, Lenin and Stalin's Russia, Hitler's Germany, Mao's China - of the damage done by totalitarian regimes that impose the machinery fueled by the conformity impulse and terror of isolation.  “Isolation and how tyrants use it to control people, is really the greatest threat to freedom, no matter what level of tyranny it is. It can be a gaslighting partner, it could be a cult leader, it could be a world-class dictator. I finally concluded that there is a machinery at work—a machinery of loneliness. Tyrants operate that machinery—wittingly or not—in order to disarm those they wish to control.” When signals surfaced in America —such as anti-speech codes written into federal law in the 1990s allegedly to curb hate—we tended to shrug them off. It was too frightening to believe those speech codes could really lead to direct attacks on freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment. Yet a new kind of authoritarianism has multiplied over the course of decades, usually with the claim that they were needed to ensure justice against racism or sexism. Multiculturalism took root, then morphed into identity politics and intersectionality.  When the canon of Western civilization came under direct attack in the 1980s, few expected it to be followed by direct attacks on free speech on college campuses. But it was, and with a vengeance.  “The weaponization of isolation and loneliness drives just about everything in human affairs. The threat of social isolation tends to determine what we say or don't say. Then it begins to regulate what we think and how we behave.” “Oppression is inevitable in one-party states that sustain themselves through constant propaganda and censorship and the subversion of any independent institution. They're driven to control the speech, thoughts, and, therefore, the associations of their presumed subjects, usually through some form of demonization.” So we need a line of action against this tyranny and can start by asking what is its essential weakness?  The short answer is … free speech.  “People say, "Oh, it's so daunting. What can I do?" Well, the thing to remember is that even one voice makes a huge difference, because they're always trying to shut down every single solitary voice.” “Our strength as human beings really comes from our connections in the private sphere of life. Just a single honest voice can make a big difference.”

The Propaganda Report
Trump Found "Liable" & The Brash Weaponization of The Justice System

The Propaganda Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 28:38


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New Books in American Studies
Michael W. Hankins, "Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 61:08


Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia (Cornell UP, 2021) brings us back to the post-Vietnam era, when the US Air Force launched two new, state-of-the art fighter aircraft: the F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was an era when debates about aircraft superiority went public--and these were not uncontested discussions. Michael W. Hankins delves deep into the fighter pilot culture that gave rise to both designs, showing how a small but vocal group of pilots, engineers, and analysts in the Department of Defense weaponized their own culture to affect technological development and larger political change. The design and advancement of the F-15 and F-16 reflected this group's nostalgic desire to recapture the best of World War I air combat. Known as the "Fighter Mafia," and later growing into the media savvy political powerhouse "Reform Movement," it believed that American weapons systems were too complicated and expensive, and thus vulnerable. The group's leader was Colonel John Boyd, a contentious former fighter pilot heralded as a messianic figure by many in its ranks. He and his group advocated for a shift in focus from the multi-role interceptors the Air Force had designed in the early Cold War towards specialized air-to-air combat dogfighters. Their influence stretched beyond design and into larger politicized debates about US national security, debates that still resonate today. A biography of fighter pilot culture and the nostalgia that drove decision-making, Flying Camelot deftly engages both popular culture and archives to animate the movement that shook the foundations of the Pentagon and Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

The Charlie Kirk Show
Tucker Carlson's Last Interview with Stella Morabito

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 35:23


Tucker Carlson's last interview at Fox, left unaired after his cancellation, was ironically a deep dive into loneliness, and how the ruling regime exploits the fear of isolation to divide and control Americans. Charlie speaks to Stella Morabito, author of The Weaponization of Loneliness, in the interview the left tried and failed to suppress forever.Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - [AISN #4]: AI and Cybersecurity, Persuasive AIs, Weaponization, and Geoffrey Hinton talks AI risks by Center for AI Safety

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2023 8:27


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: [AISN #4]: AI and Cybersecurity, Persuasive AIs, Weaponization, and Geoffrey Hinton talks AI risks, published by Center for AI Safety on May 2, 2023 on The Effective Altruism Forum. Welcome to the AI Safety Newsletter by the Center for AI Safety. We discuss developments in AI and AI safety. No technical background required. Subscribe here to receive future versions. Cybersecurity Challenges in AI Safety Meta accidentally leaks a language model to the public. Meta's newest language model, LLaMa, was publicly leaked online against the intentions of its developers. Gradual rollout is a popular goal with new AI models, opening access to academic researchers and government officials before sharing models with anonymous internet users. Meta intended to use this strategy, but within a week of sharing the model with an approved list of researchers, an unknown person who had been given access to the model publicly posted it online. How can AI developers selectively share their models? One inspiration could be the film industry, which places watermarks and tracking technology on “screener” copies of movies sent out to critics before the movie's official release. AI equivalents could involve encrypting model weights or inserting undetectable Trojans to identify individual copies of a model. Yet efforts to cooperate with other AI companies could face legal opposition under antitrust law. As the LLaMa leak demonstrates, we don't yet have good ways to share AI models securely. LLaMa leak. March 2023, colorized. OpenAI faces their own cybersecurity problems. ChatGPT recently leaked user data including conversation histories, email addresses, and payment information. Businesses including JPMorgan, Amazon, and Verizon prohibit employees from using ChatGPT because of data privacy concerns, though OpenAI is trying to assuage those concerns with a business subscription plan where OpenAI promises not to train models on the data of business users. OpenAI also started a bug bounty program that pays people to find security vulnerabilities. AI can help hackers create novel cyberattacks. Code writing tools open up the possibility of new kinds of cyberattacks. CyberArk, an information security firm, recently showed that OpenAI's code generation tool can be used to create adaptive malware that writes new lines of code while hacking into a system in order to bypass cyberdefenses. GPT-4 has also been shown capable of hacking into password management systems, convincing humans to help it bypass CAPTCHA verification, and performing coding challenges in offensive cybersecurity. The threat of automated cyberattacks is no surprise given previous research on the topic. One possibility for mitigating the threat involves using AI for cyberdefense. Microsoft is beginning an initiative to use AI for cyberdefense, but the tools are not yet publicly available. Artificial Influence: An Analysis Of AI-Driven Persuasion Former CAIS affiliate Thomas Woodside and his colleague Matthew Bartell released a paper titled Artificial influence: An analysis of AI-driven persuasion. The abstract for the paper is as follows: Persuasion is a key aspect of what it means to be human, and is central to business, politics, and other endeavors. Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have produced AI systems that are capable of persuading humans to buy products, watch videos, click on search results, and more. Even systems that are not explicitly designed to persuade may do so in practice. In the future, increasingly anthropomorphic AI systems may form ongoing relationships with users, increasing their persuasive power. This paper investigates the uncertain future of persuasive AI systems. We examine ways that AI could qualitatively alter our relationship to and views regarding persuasion by shifting the balance of persuasi...

The Confessionals
542: Weaponization Of UAPs | From Rendlesham Forest to Artificial Intelligence

The Confessionals

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 129:23


In Episode 542: Weaponization Of UAPs | From Rendlesham Forest to Artificial Intelligence we are joined by John Burroughs to talk about what he saw during his legendary 3-day encounter with UAPs in Rendlesham Forest in 1980. The Rendlesham Forest incident is possibly just as important or more so than Roswell. John came on to talk about what his experience was and also what he thinks the purpose of it was. We talk about how Project Blue Beam could play into the future of UAP sightings and collective consciousness. What does the government know and how do they plan on using that knowledge to their benefit against the people? What are they doing behind closed doors with pseudoscientific methods to create wormholes to affect time and space? We talk about it all on today's show. The Confessionals Members App: Apple Store: https://apple.co/3UxhPrh Google Play: https://bit.ly/43mk8kZ Become a member for AD FREE listening and EXTRA shows: theconfessionalspodcast.com/join Come Meet Tony: 1. Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference Tickets: https://bit.ly/3l1wZHR 2. LIVE SHOW in Gatlinburg, TN! Tickets: https://bit.ly/3IC4Ikx Watch Expedition Dogman: https://bit.ly/3CE6Kg0 Tony's Studio Equipment: linktr.ee/mystudiogear SPONSORS GET EMP Shield: empshield.com Coupon Code: "tony" for $50 off every item you purchase! Listen to this episode for more information! Link: bit.ly/3YaMD1N GET SIMPLISAFE TODAY: simplisafe.com/confessionals GET Hello Fresh: hellofresh.com/confessionals60 Promo Code: "confessionals16" for 16 free meals plus free shipping!!! Get Emergency Food Supplies: www.preparewiththeconfessionals.com CONNECT WITH US Website: www.theconfessionalspodcast.com Email: contact@theconfessionalspodcast.com Subscribe to the Newsletter: https://www.theconfessionalspodcast.com/the-newsletter SOCIAL MEDIA Subscribe to our YouTube: https://bit.ly/2TlREaI Discord: https://discord.gg/KDn4D2uw7h Show Instagram: theconfessionalspodcast Tony's Instagram: tonymerkelofficial Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheConfessionalsPodcas Twitter: @TConfessionals Tony's Twitter: @tony_merkel Are you a military veteran struggling with thoughts of suicide? Contact Watchman Readiness Corps for REAL help. A veteran-run organization that is designed to help through hands-on survival training. Website: wrc.vet Email: watchmanreadiness@gmail.com Phone: (214) 912-8714 Instagram: wrc_survival Facebook: colbywrcvet

New Books Network
Michael W. Hankins, "Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 61:08


Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia (Cornell UP, 2021) brings us back to the post-Vietnam era, when the US Air Force launched two new, state-of-the art fighter aircraft: the F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was an era when debates about aircraft superiority went public--and these were not uncontested discussions. Michael W. Hankins delves deep into the fighter pilot culture that gave rise to both designs, showing how a small but vocal group of pilots, engineers, and analysts in the Department of Defense weaponized their own culture to affect technological development and larger political change. The design and advancement of the F-15 and F-16 reflected this group's nostalgic desire to recapture the best of World War I air combat. Known as the "Fighter Mafia," and later growing into the media savvy political powerhouse "Reform Movement," it believed that American weapons systems were too complicated and expensive, and thus vulnerable. The group's leader was Colonel John Boyd, a contentious former fighter pilot heralded as a messianic figure by many in its ranks. He and his group advocated for a shift in focus from the multi-role interceptors the Air Force had designed in the early Cold War towards specialized air-to-air combat dogfighters. Their influence stretched beyond design and into larger politicized debates about US national security, debates that still resonate today. A biography of fighter pilot culture and the nostalgia that drove decision-making, Flying Camelot deftly engages both popular culture and archives to animate the movement that shook the foundations of the Pentagon and Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Michael W. Hankins, "Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 61:08


Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia (Cornell UP, 2021) brings us back to the post-Vietnam era, when the US Air Force launched two new, state-of-the art fighter aircraft: the F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was an era when debates about aircraft superiority went public--and these were not uncontested discussions. Michael W. Hankins delves deep into the fighter pilot culture that gave rise to both designs, showing how a small but vocal group of pilots, engineers, and analysts in the Department of Defense weaponized their own culture to affect technological development and larger political change. The design and advancement of the F-15 and F-16 reflected this group's nostalgic desire to recapture the best of World War I air combat. Known as the "Fighter Mafia," and later growing into the media savvy political powerhouse "Reform Movement," it believed that American weapons systems were too complicated and expensive, and thus vulnerable. The group's leader was Colonel John Boyd, a contentious former fighter pilot heralded as a messianic figure by many in its ranks. He and his group advocated for a shift in focus from the multi-role interceptors the Air Force had designed in the early Cold War towards specialized air-to-air combat dogfighters. Their influence stretched beyond design and into larger politicized debates about US national security, debates that still resonate today. A biography of fighter pilot culture and the nostalgia that drove decision-making, Flying Camelot deftly engages both popular culture and archives to animate the movement that shook the foundations of the Pentagon and Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Military History
Michael W. Hankins, "Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2023 61:08


Flying Camelot: The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia (Cornell UP, 2021) brings us back to the post-Vietnam era, when the US Air Force launched two new, state-of-the art fighter aircraft: the F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was an era when debates about aircraft superiority went public--and these were not uncontested discussions. Michael W. Hankins delves deep into the fighter pilot culture that gave rise to both designs, showing how a small but vocal group of pilots, engineers, and analysts in the Department of Defense weaponized their own culture to affect technological development and larger political change. The design and advancement of the F-15 and F-16 reflected this group's nostalgic desire to recapture the best of World War I air combat. Known as the "Fighter Mafia," and later growing into the media savvy political powerhouse "Reform Movement," it believed that American weapons systems were too complicated and expensive, and thus vulnerable. The group's leader was Colonel John Boyd, a contentious former fighter pilot heralded as a messianic figure by many in its ranks. He and his group advocated for a shift in focus from the multi-role interceptors the Air Force had designed in the early Cold War towards specialized air-to-air combat dogfighters. Their influence stretched beyond design and into larger politicized debates about US national security, debates that still resonate today. A biography of fighter pilot culture and the nostalgia that drove decision-making, Flying Camelot deftly engages both popular culture and archives to animate the movement that shook the foundations of the Pentagon and Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

The Todd Herman Show
60 Minutes defeats itself with their Ray Epps J6 rewrite Episode 792

The Todd Herman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 58:30


While Tucker is busy taking bids on his services--can't wait to hear how much money get gets!--someone has to report on the continuing effort of the Mockingbird Media to pretend there is no reason to want to know more about Ray Epps. I volunteer. It's simple. People who went to D.C. and stood on the lawn have had the FBI roll-up heavy to their houses and frog-march them. Meanwhile, Epps, Scaffolding Man, the guys who took down the government barriers and signs designed to stop people from entering the Capitol are all walking around free. This cannot be made to make sense no matter how much air-time 60 Minutes donates to Epps. NOT WANTED: The guy tearing down this barrier. Image from Revolver.news. NOT WANTED: The guy who spent hours on a scaffolding, yelling through a bullhorn, telling people to “keep moving forward.” Image from Revolver.newsWhat does God say? Romans 13:1-14 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ...Romans 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”Proverbs 25:26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”EXCLUSIVE: Former FBI Agent Who Refused to Raid Jan. 6 Suspect Warns of Agency's Weaponization; Stephen Friend's Jan. 6 constitutional objections led him out of the Bureau6 Reasons The IRS Whistleblower Will Blow Open DOJ's Biden Family Protection Racket60 Minutes working for Ray Epps: “I'm probably gonna go to jail for this. Tomorrow, we need to go into the Capitol!” Ray Epps, a Marine veteran, yelled to a crowd the night before the Jan. 6 protest. Some thought Epps was an FBI plant sent to entrap them, which he and the FBI deny. 60 Minutes working for Ray Epps: Jan. 6 protester Ray Epps says during the insurrection he tried to keep the peace. Epps says he regrets sending a text to a relative that he “orchestrated it.” He claims he was “boasting to my nephew” and meant he was “directing people to the Capitol.”60 Minutes working for Ray Epps: “Ray Epps response to why he said, we must go into the Capitol: ‘I said some stupid things.'”60 Minutes working for Ray Epps: “‘He's obsessed with me,'” Ray Epps says of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. ‘He's … [trying] to destroy my life.' Carlson has focused on Epps more than 20 times on his show, which Epps says is to shift blame from those who really instigated rioters on Jan. 6.”60 Minutes working for Ray Epps: “Ray Epps was front and center at the first breach of Capitol grounds on January 6. He says he was trying to calm rioters down and keep the peace. But a far-right conspiracy casts him as a deep-state operative giving orders to initiate the attack.”60 Minutes working for Ray Epps: “After Epps spoke with the FBI, his photo was removed from the bureau's website. He thought his troubles were over, but it only added fuel to a far right-wing conspiracy theory targeting him.”60 Minutes working for Ray Epps: “After former President Trump mentioned Epps at a rally, Epps says harassment and death threats against him picked up. Epps and his wife sold their home and are now living in hiding.”60 Minutes working for Ray Epps: "If Ray Epps was a covert plant, he is the worst covert plant of all time,” says Tom Joscelyn, who helped author the Jan. 6 Committee's report on the insurrection. He says the committee interviewed Epps and found he wasn't important enough to include.”Alan's Soapshttps://alanssoaps.com/TODDUse coupon code ‘TODD' to save an additional 10% off the bundle price.BiOptimizershttps://magbreakthrough.com/toddUse promo code TODD for 10% off your order.Bonefroghttps://bonefrog.usEnter promo code TODD at checkout to receive 10% off your subscription. 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The Ann & Phelim Scoop
Tucker Carlson Leaves Fox News and the Tyrannical Left

The Ann & Phelim Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2023 44:48


A lot has happened within the past week, so let's dive into this weeks episode! We have our guest, Stella Morabito, on to discuss her new book “The Weaponization of Loneliness" which discusses how tyrannical governments aim to isolate society from each other to gain more control. But first, we discuss Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News and CNN finally fired Don Lemon. We have yet to know the truth on why Tucker was released from Fox News, but we know that this is not the end for him. And of course, this past weekend of Earth Day but it seemed more like fascist day with how much the climate alarmists want to control our everyday lives. Ann leaves you with a delicious margarita recipe you can find on our website. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ap-scoop/message

Rich Zeoli
Speaker McCarthy Proposes Debt Ceiling Remedy…Biden Immediately Rejects It

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 46:49


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 2: On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) unveiled the “Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023”—a 320-page bill that would raise the debt ceiling while concurrently cutting federal spending. According to The Washington Post's Tony Romm, the proposed legislation is estimated to “save the government $4.5 trillion over the next decade” including “$130 billion in spending cuts for 2024.” The bill would also create “new work requirements for welfare” and “block [President Joe] Biden's forthcoming program to cancel thousands of dollars in college debt.” Unsurprisingly, President Biden has already expressed opposition to Speaker McCarthy's proposal. You can read more about the legislation here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/04/19/debt-ceiling-limit-republican-plan-explained/ Is New York City coming for you cheeseburgers? While speaking with members of the press, “Mayor Eric Adams on Monday vowed to reduce emissions tied to city food procurements by 33 percent by 2030, unveiling data showing that in New York City, food consumption rivals transportation as a source of planet-warming gases,” according to Dana Rubinstein of The New York Times. You can read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/17/nyregion/eric-adams-meat-emissions-nyc.html Rich learns about the smelly, psychotic, and murderous founder of Earth Day! Last month, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board documented a “strange house call” the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made to independent journalist Matt Taibbi's home—unannounced “the same day Mr. Taibbi testified before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.” The WSJ Editorial Board writes, “[t]he taxman left a note instructing Mr. Taibbi to call the IRS four days later. Mr. Taibbi was told in a call with the agent that both his 2018 and 2021 tax returns had been rejected…the curious timing of this visit, on the heels of the FTC demand that Twitter turn over names of journalists, raises questions about potential intimidation.” On Wednesday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) confronted IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel about the aforementioned “visit” during a hearing on Capitol Hill. And on Thursday former-President Donald Trump released a video to social media condemning how Taibbi has been treated by the IRS. Read more about the story here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-matt-taibbi-twitter-files-jim-jordan-daniel-werfel-lina-khan-84ee518?mod=hp_opin_pos_2#cxrecs_s

Rich Zeoli
House Passes Bill to Save Women's Sports with Zero Democrat Votes

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 182:46


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (04/20/2023): 3:05pm- On Thursday, the House of Representatives advanced legislation that would prevent biological males from competing in women's sports. Ari Blaff of National Review writes, “[t]he House measure seeks to amend federal law so that ‘sex shall be recognized based solely on a person's reproductive biology and genetics at birth,' in order to determine Title IX athletics compliance. Title IX mandates that institutions that receive public funding from the federal government cannot discriminate on the basis of sex.” The bill passed along partisan lines—"with 219 Republicans voting in favor and 203 Democrats voting against.” You can read more here: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/zero-house-democrats-vote-to-protect-womens-sports-from-male-intrusion/ 3:10pm- While appearing on Real Time with Bill Maher, Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) baselessly accused NCAA swimming champion Riley Gaines—who advocate for the rights of biologically female athletes—of simply speaking out for “likes and clicks.” 3:30pm- Henry gets cancelled for drinking English breakfast tea. 3:35pm- On Tuesday, high school volleyball player Payton McNabb spoke to the North Carolina legislature and documented the extensive injuries she suffered while competing against a biological male. After being struck by a volleyball spiked by the male competitor, McNabb suffered a concussion and neck injuries and is still dealing with impaired vision and partial paralysis. 3:45pm- If you were a single woman, which profession would you find more attractive? New York City Rat Czar or Pentagon UFO Czar? Rich, Matt, and Henry debate—listeners weigh-in. 4:05pm- On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) unveiled the “Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023”—a 320-page bill that would raise the debt ceiling while concurrently cutting federal spending. According to The Washington Post's Tony Romm, the proposed legislation is estimated to “save the government $4.5 trillion over the next decade” including “$130 billion in spending cuts for 2024.” The bill would also create “new work requirements for welfare” and “block [President Joe] Biden's forthcoming program to cancel thousands of dollars in college debt.” Unsurprisingly, President Biden has already expressed opposition to Speaker McCarthy's proposal. You can read more about the legislation here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/04/19/debt-ceiling-limit-republican-plan-explained/ 4:30pm- Is New York City coming for you cheeseburgers? While speaking with members of the press, “Mayor Eric Adams on Monday vowed to reduce emissions tied to city food procurements by 33 percent by 2030, unveiling data showing that in New York City, food consumption rivals transportation as a source of planet-warming gases,” according to Dana Rubinstein of The New York Times. You can read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/17/nyregion/eric-adams-meat-emissions-nyc.html 4:45pm- Rich learns about the smelly, psychotic, and murderous founder of Earth Day! 4:55pm- Last month, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board documented a “strange house call” the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made to independent journalist Matt Taibbi's home—unannounced “the same day Mr. Taibbi testified before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.” The WSJ Editorial Board writes, “[t]he taxman left a note instructing Mr. Taibbi to call the IRS four days later. Mr. Taibbi was told in a call with the agent that both his 2018 and 2021 tax returns had been rejected…the curious timing of this visit, on the heels of the FTC demand that Twitter turn over names of journalists, raises questions about potential intimidation.” On Wednesday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) confronted IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel about the aforementioned “visit” during a hearing on Capitol Hill. And on Thursday former-President Donald Trump released a video to social media condemning how Taibbi has been treated by the IRS. Read more about the story here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-matt-taibbi-twitter-files-jim-jordan-daniel-werfel-lina-khan-84ee518?mod=hp_opin_pos_2#cxrecs_s 5:00pm- The Drive at 5: In a Wall Street Journal exclusive report, Aruna Viswanatha, Sadie Gurman, and C. Ryan Barber write, “[a]n IRS supervisor has told lawmakers he has information that suggests the Biden administration is improperly handling the criminal investigation into President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and is seeking whistleblower protections… The supervisor has details that show ‘preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by career law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject were not politically connected.'” You can read the full article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-whistleblower-says-u-s-is-mishandling-hunter-biden-probe-7cd127f2?mod=hp_lead_pos7 5:05pm- While appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) was asked about reports that Executive branch investigators are improperly handling an inquiry into Hunter Biden's tax filings. Rep. Comer said, “the walls are closing in on the Biden family.” 5:15pm- While speaking before the House Appropriations Committee, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg blamed problems within his department on climate change and COVID-19. Meanwhile, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) thanked Sec. Buttigieg for using “female dummies” for car crash tests. 5:20pm- The Mystery Movie Clip! 5:25pm- While speaking with a local television station, Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson refused to condemn looters and rioters whose actions on Saturday night resulted in enormous amounts of damage and left several people injured. 5:50pm- On Tuesday evening, conservative commentator Matt Walsh had his phone, Twitter, and emails infiltrated by a hacker. Walsh vowed to press charges against those who are responsible. 6:05pm- On Thursday, SpaceX's unmanned Starship rocket exploded several minutes after taking off from its South Padre Island, Texas launchpad. SpaceX touted the next-generation rocket as being “the world's most powerful launch vehicle ever developed.” In a statement made on Twitter following the explosion, SpaceX founder Elon Musk stated, “Congrats SpaceX team on an exciting test launch of Starship! Learned a lot for next test launch in a few months.” 6:15pm- In their Wall Street Journal editorial, John Berlau and Stone Washington document a disturbing attempt by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to censor speech. They write: “In a lawsuit against Townstone Financial, a small Chicago-area nonbank mortgage firm, the CFPB is signaling that it may attempt to punish anyone who complains about neighborhood crime. The CFPB accuses Townstone owner Barry Sturner and others affiliated with the company of making ‘statements that would discourage African-American prospective applicants from applying for mortgage loans.'” You can read the full editorial here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/shhh-the-cfpb-could-be-listening-townstone-crime-free-speech-chicago-brandon-johnson-mortage-48d4c260?mod=opinion_lead_pos5 6:40pm- While appearing on CNN's “This Morning”, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to answer questions about an IRS whistleblower who alleges the Biden Administration is inappropriately handling an investigation into Hunter Biden.

Rich Zeoli
Are U.S. Tax Dollars Going to the Taliban in Afghanistan?

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 41:08


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 4: In bombshell testimony on Wednesday, John Sopko—the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)—told the House Oversight Committee, “as I sit here today, I cannot assure this committee or the American taxpayer we are not currently funding the Taliban…Nor can I assure you that the Taliban are not diverting the money we are sending from the intended recipients, which are the poor Afghan people.” You can read more about the testimony here: https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/19/politics/afghanistan-congress-watchdog-hearing/index.html While speaking in North Charleston, South Carolina as part of his Florida Blueprint tour, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated, “a man in a dress is not a woman.” Last month, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board documented a “strange house call” the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made to independent journalist Matt Taibbi's home—unannounced “the same day Mr. Taibbi testified before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.” The WSJ Editorial Board writes, “[t]he taxman left a note instructing Mr. Taibbi to call the IRS four days later. Mr. Taibbi was told in a call with the agent that both his 2018 and 2021 tax returns had been rejected…the curious timing of this visit, on the heels of the FTC demand that Twitter turn over names of journalists, raises questions about potential intimidation.” Today, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) confronted IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel about the aforementioned “visit” during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Read the full editorial here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-matt-taibbi-twitter-files-jim-jordan-daniel-werfel-lina-khan-84ee518?mod=hp_opin_pos_2#cxrecs_s

Rich Zeoli
Biden Admin Improperly Handling Hunter Biden Investigation + Frank Pentangeli Testifies on Capitol Hill

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2023 183:33


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (04/19/2023): 3:05pm- On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. During questioning, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) quoted a recent New York Times article documenting the Biden Administration ignoring multiple warnings that migrant children were being exploited for labor. Sen. Hawley stated that Sec. Mayorkas should resign for putting the lives of innocent children in danger. You can read Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Hannah Dreier's report here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/17/us/politics/migrant-child-labor-biden.html 3:10pm- During an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, billionaire Elon Musk alarmingly explained that, prior to his acquisition of Twitter, government agencies had access to the private direct messages of users on the social media platform. 3:20pm- During a House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Andrew Clyde (R-GA) asked Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky about statements she made in March 2021—she had claimed, “vaccinated people don't carry the virus, they don't get sick.” Dr. Walensky explained that discrepancy between her optimistic claims in 2021 and reality were due to “an evolution of science.” 3:30pm- On Wednesday, Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) chaired the Senate Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition. Unfortunately, Sen. Fetterman seemed unwell. 3:45pm- While appearing before a House Appropriations Committee, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Lawrence Tabak said he believes COVID-19 originated via a zoonotic transfer that occurred naturally. Is it just us, or does he sound exactly like Frank Pentangeli from The Godfather Part II? “I don't know nothing about that!” 4:05pm- During a Homeland Security and Immigration hearing on Capitol Hill, Senator Rand Paul stated: “DHS even put out a video encouraging children to report their own family members to Facebook for disinformation if they challenged US government narratives on COVID-19. Does that not sound like something out of 1984? Does that not sound like something out of Stalin's Russia?” He went on to accuse the U.S. government of disseminating misinformation regarding COVID-19. 4:10pm- While appearing on Fox News with Laura Ingraham, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) accused Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of having facilitated “the biggest child trafficking ring in U.S. history.” 4:15pm- Rich continues to marvel over the similarities between National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Lawrence Tabak's answers to Congressional questions about the origins of COVID-19 and Frank Pentangeli's responses to a Senate investigation hearing in The Godfather Part II. 4:30pm- In an article on his Substack—The Disinformation Chronicle—Paul Thacker documents how Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “created an earworm in the intelligence community with lyrics bent against a Chinese lab accident.” You can read the full article here: https://disinformationchronicle.substack.com/p/the-wuhan-road-show-forming-a-band 4:45pm- Netflix announces they will discontinue its DVD mailing business and will also begin to crack-down on password sharing.   5:05pm- The Drive at 5: Dr. Wilfred Reilly—Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University & Author of “Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About”—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his most recent article on National Review, “We Need a Revenge of the Jocks.” Dr. Reilly writes, “Tennessee state representative Justin Pearson became famous as one of the so-called Tennessee Three, a small group of state lawmakers who led a mob into the legislative chamber during business hours. Pearson and another Justin (Jones), who disrupted the session with bullhorns, found themselves thrown out of the legislature (before being reinstated shortly thereafter). A bespectacled black dude known for his Afro hairdo and histrionic arm movements while speaking, Pearson always struck me as a Dollar General Malcolm X. But, the past few weeks have provided a deeper revelation about him: It's all an act.” Why are we incentivizing people to veer away from normalcy? Dr. Reilly argues, “[t]he focus of mainstream conservatism in the near term should be to re-normalize normalcy and to counter the institutions promoting division as a virtue.” You can read the full article right now: https://www.nationalreview.com/2023/04/we-need-a-revenge-of-the-jocks/?utm_source=recirc-desktop&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=river&utm_content=featured-content-trending&utm_term=first 5:30pm- In a Wall Street Journal exclusive report, Aruna Viswanatha, Sadie Gurman, and C. Ryan Barber write, “[a]n IRS supervisor has told lawmakers he has information that suggests the Biden administration is improperly handling the criminal investigation into President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and is seeking whistleblower protections… The supervisor has details that show ‘preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by career law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject were not politically connected.'” You can read the full article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-whistleblower-says-u-s-is-mishandling-hunter-biden-probe-7cd127f2?mod=hp_lead_pos7 5:40pm- Matt reveals his favorite comedy of all time is “This is the End”—Rich yells at him, but then concedes he has never seen the film. 6:05pm- In bombshell testimony on Wednesday, John Sopko—the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)—told the House Oversight Committee, “as I sit here today, I cannot assure this committee or the American taxpayer we are not currently funding the Taliban…Nor can I assure you that the Taliban are not diverting the money we are sending from the intended recipients, which are the poor Afghan people.” You can read more about the testimony here: https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/19/politics/afghanistan-congress-watchdog-hearing/index.html 6:30pm- While speaking in North Charleston, South Carolina as part of his Florida Blueprint tour, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated, “a man in a dress is not a woman.” 6:45pm- Last month, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board documented a “strange house call” the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made to independent journalist Matt Taibbi's home—unannounced “the same day Mr. Taibbi testified before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.” The WSJ Editorial Board writes, “[t]he taxman left a note instructing Mr. Taibbi to call the IRS four days later. Mr. Taibbi was told in a call with the agent that both his 2018 and 2021 tax returns had been rejected…the curious timing of this visit, on the heels of the FTC demand that Twitter turn over names of journalists, raises questions about potential intimidation.” Today, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) confronted IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel about the aforementioned “visit” during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Read the full editorial here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-matt-taibbi-twitter-files-jim-jordan-daniel-werfel-lina-khan-84ee518?mod=hp_opin_pos_2#cxrecs_s