Brazil’s Amazon rainforest — the largest on Earth — is burning at a record pace

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest — the largest on Earth — is burning at a record pace, according to the National Institute for Space Research. President Bolsonaro said the country lacks resources to fight the fires, most of which are being set by farmers clearing their land. Over 72,843 fires have been detected so far this year, drawing international outrage over Brazil’s environmental …

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San Francisco Board Rebrands ‘Convicted Felons’ As ‘Justice-Involved Persons’ Or ‘Formerly Incarcerated’

Convicted felons need to have their dignity preserved, so now they are referred to as ‘Justice-Involved Persons’ or ‘Formerly Incarcerated’.  I mean, you wouldn’t want them to feel bad about themselves.  Convicted felons in San Francisco may have broken the law, but they’ll get to keep their dignity after the city’s Board of Supervisors adopted new, …

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You’ve Made Enough Money

“At a certain point, you’ve made enough money.” -guy who got a $65M book deal then bought a 7-bdrm 7,000 sq-foot Martha’s Vineyard mansion on 29 acres worth $15 million. HT: Razor

Socialism Monopoly

In Socialism Monopoly, leftists turn cities into homeless-tented needle-strewn wastelands, while the community organizers buy $15M mansions in Martha’s Vineyard. HT: Razor

California bill to ban schools from expelling disruptive students close to becoming law

It is now illegal to discipline students who are disruptive in class. A proposal meant to protect kids from unnecessary discipline by banning expulsions for disobedience in California schools passed out of the Assembly this week, moving closer to becoming a law. The Assembly voted 58-17 for Senate Bill 419, which now moves back to …

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Election meddling by Big Tech companies comes into question once again after a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter confirms close ties between tech giant Google and the 2016 runner up. A Twitter war between Clinton and President Trump led to Clinton claiming research showing bias from Google in 2016 was debunked. However, Dr. Robert Epstein — …

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President Trump signs order forgiving disabled veteran student debt

If Trump has the authority to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars in disabled vet’s student debt, what’s to keep him (or the next president) from forgiving trillions in debt?  Where does he get this fiscal power?  President Trump signed a memorandum forgiving disabled veterans’ student debt, while addressing a veterans convention in Louisville, Kentucky. …

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Horrified Trump Learns What Happened To Last Guy Who Called Himself King Of The Jews

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After President Trump touted himself as the “King of Israel” and the “second coming of God,” he was feeling pretty good about himself, now pretty much being confirmed as the rightful president of both America and Israel. https://babylonbee.com/news/horrified-trump-learns-what-happened-to-last-guy-who-called-himself-king-of-the-jews/

Tlaib And Omar Try To Sneak Into Israel Stacked On Top Of Each Other Inside A Trenchcoat

TEL AVIV—Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were denied entry into Israel, but that wasn’t going to stop these two clever women from visiting the country they hate so much. So they hatched a plan, and it almost worked. https://babylonbee.com/news/tlaib-and-omar-try-to-sneak-into-israel-sitting-on-each-others-shoulders-and-wearing-a-trenchcoat/

Trump’s Loyalty To Republican Values Questioned After He Actually Does Something To Defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Republicans are often calling Trump’s loyalty to their party values into question, claiming Trump seems to have become a Republican out of convenience after being a Democrat for many years.  https://babylonbee.com/news/republicans-question-trumps-loyalty-to-party-values-after-he-actually-does-something-to-help-defund-planned-parenthood/

Concerning Survey Finds Too Many People Believe Snopes Is A Legitimate Fact-Checking Website

U.S.—A troubling new survey released by The Babylon Bee confirmed Wednesday that too many people think Snopes is a real fact-checking website. The survey found that over 60% of people believe Snopes is a real website, while only 25% understand that it’s satire. The remaining minority thinks that Snopes is the name of a gangsta rapper from …

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It’s Time to Rethink the Meaning of “Free”

My OpEd ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News. TANSTAAFL!  I first read Robert Heinlein’s 1966 science-fiction novel “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” in junior high, giving me my initial introduction to the idea that nothing is “free.” Heinlein popularized the acronym TANSTAAFL: “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.” The phrase appears …

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Bernie Sanders pushes radical prison reform

Lord knows that we need serious prison reform.  I’m grateful that someone is raising the question.  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released his plan for criminal justice reform. He said his plan will end mass incarceration, legalize marijuana, and cut the U.S. prison population in half.

Rep. Omar, Rep. Tlaib Israel trip planned by antisemite, pro-terror group

Can you imagine the outrage if a Republican had a sponsored trip paid for by a White Extremist group?  Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar recently held a press conference to address ties with an anti-Semitic group as well as recent travel restrictions imposed on the two lawmakers. On Monday, the congresswomen discussed Miftah, the …

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Former prosecutors call Attorney General Barr’s recent comments ‘deeply concerning’

Dozens of current and former prosecutors signed a letter in response to Attorney General William Barr’s comments regarding progressive district attorneys. In a letter this weekend, several officials said Barr’s remarks to the Fraternal Order of Police last weekend were “deeply concerning.” This comes after Barr criticized district attorneys who have promised to help the …

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Feds subsidize loans to posh eateries, golf courses, yacht clubs

Adam Andrzejewski (founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks.com), said his auditors found that millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidized loans meant for startups went to businesses that cater to the upper class, such as private beach clubs, spas, ‘members only’ golf courses, and yacht clubs. This includes subsidized loans to seven Washington restaurants ranging from $1 …

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