You Can Be the Pebble


Sometimes, when you least expect it, things change markedly. Sometimes, the change is driven by one person, a pebble on the scale. Suddenly, the whole balance tips. Around us, scales are in equipoise, inertia seems in charge, little ever changing. Until … the pebble.

For those given to doubt, quick with comebacks, sure that inertia – in physics and human relations – carries the day, my preemption, recommendation without hesitation: Think harder.

You are at a town meeting, school performance, sports event, or ballet, witness a courageous remark, poignant recital, solo instrument, great move – and you clap. Suddenly everyone claps. You were the pebble.

Less common, more difficult, you break further from the crowd. Seeing something spectacular –a great speech, well-acted play, moving concert, great shot, win hard fought, and you speak up, maybe stand up, give a standing clap. Suddenly …

Morning Greatness: Biden Spent 40% of 2022 in Delaware, Camp David or on Vacay › American Greatness

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on 46 agenda today:

12:45pm: The President and The First Lady depart St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

News roundup:

Biden Spent Nearly 40% Of 2022 In Delaware, Camp David, Or On Vacation

McCarthy Concedes On Key Rule Change In Bid To Secure Votes For Speakership

Here are some of the major new laws that go into effect in 2023

House GOP targets federal “snoops”

Chief Justice John Roberts raises concerns about judges’ safety

Canada is banning some foreigners from buying property after home prices surged

How investigators homed in on the Idaho murder suspect

Inflation is killing the first dinner date

Suspect in NYC police stabbing may have Islamic extremist ties

Border crisis complicated by migrant PTSD: report

NIH gave millions to researchers accused of vax-development ‘scam’

North Korea’s Kim orders ‘exponential’ expansion of nuke arsenal

‘We better watch out’: NASA boss sounds alarm on Chinese moon ambitions

Once-favored Covid drugs ineffective on Omicron …

Experts: We must defeat gender ideology and protect children

On Sunday a panel of experts in the area of gender ideology addressed the crowd at the National Conservative Conference, explaining the effect that gender-affirming care has had on individuals and families, and what can be done to protect future generations of children.The panel consisted of Jay Richards, William E. Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family; Dr. Miriam Grossman , child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist; Kelsey Bolar, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum; and Terry Schilling, President of the American Principles Project.Speaking first was Richards, who described to the crowd exactly what gender ideology is.Richards said that half of his job is persuading people that “it really is as awful and as crazy as it seems to be.””Gender ideology is so extreme, so anti-human… anti-biology, that people tend to think I must be misunderstanding or this must just be something that happens …

NY Times Blames Refusal to Teach America is Racist for Complaints by Disabled Students

Sometimes I’m not sure if the education beat at the New York Times might not be worse than its foreign policy. And I’m not just talking about the paper’s prolonged antisemitic campaign against religious Jewish education.

Here’s a straightforward issue. Complaints by disabled students and their parents are high. So the New York Times blames Trump and the refusal by some schools to incorporate racist critical race theory texts and graphic sexual content for the problem.

Strife in the Schools: Education Dept. Logs Record Number of Discrimination Complaints – New York Times

The New York Times leads with claims of racism. It briefly concedes that, the “majority of complaints in the past year, as in previous years, allege discrimination against students with disabilities — a population whose plight became more visible during the pandemic when schools drew federal scrutiny for failing to serve …

Times Square Terrorist: A Broken Family and a Conversion to Islam

Like most cults, Islamic converts are recruited from the ranks of broken people who are disoriented, uncertain, and have lost a sense of purpose in their lives.

In today’s article, “Three Muslim Knife Attacks on NYPD Officers in 8 Years”, I noted that two of those three attackers were converts to Islam.

The latest Times Square attacker was a white kid from Maine.

Trevor Bickford, 19, had taken the train down from Wells, Maine: a town of less than 10,000 souls.

How does a kid from Wells find Islam? That part is still open to question, but the origins, like that of a lot of school shooters, appear to lie with a broken family.

Bickford, of Wells, Maine, is believed to have “found religion” in recent years following the death of his father, Tom, from an overdose in 2018 at the age of 41. The teen’s father played a “very active” role in the lives of his three …

‘Twitter Files’ Bombshell Revelations


Elon Musk’s release of the ‘Twitter Files’ reveal what many Americans already knew. In case you missed it, the leaked emails between Twitter’s top executives and the FBI corroborate that they worked together to silence bombshells like Hunter Biden’s laptop and to fuel COVID-19 hysteria. Rebecca Weber is joined once again by Robert Charles, who is uniquely qualified to discuss this matter as a former member of the Waco Hearings Oversight Committee. What do these revelations mean for our country? Should criminal charges be leveled against President Biden and Dr. Fauci? Join us as Bobby outlines the legality and oversight government officials should be taking to get the accountability Americans deserve.

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Rep. Byron Donalds, “Every Republican should be a NO on the omnibus spending bill.”

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) is among House Republicans rejecting the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill, concluding that Americans are sick of bad deals and promising to stand against the measure, as well as against senators who support it.

“Every Republican should be a NO on the omnibus spending bill,” he wrote Monday night, prior to the 4,155-page bill’s release. Days prior, Donalds asserted that “Any Senate Republican that agrees to a 9 month omnibus spending bill will steal the ability for House Republicans to secure the border” and would therefore “be complicit in Biden’s border crisis!!”:

Every Republican should be a NO on the omnibus spending bill. — Congressman Byron Donalds (@RepDonaldsPress) December 19, 2022

Any Senate Republican that agrees to a 9 month omnibus spending bill will steal the ability for House Republicans to secure the border. You will be complicit in Biden’s border crisis!! — Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) December …

10 Steps to Save America

Most Americans know something has gone terribly wrong—and very abruptly—with the United States. They are certain that our wounds are almost all self-inflicted. The current pathologies are not a result of a natural disaster, an exhaustion of natural resources, plagues, or an existential war.

Crushing national debt and annual deficits, spiraling food and fuel costs amid “normal” seven-percent-plus annual inflation, bread-and-circuses entitlements, a nonexistent border, a resurgence of racial tribalism, pandemic violent criminality, and humiliation abroad—all these pathologies are easily cited as symptoms of a sick patient. Our crises are not as the Left maintains—a nine-person Supreme Court, the Electoral College, or the filibuster—all distractions from existential problems the Left largely created.

So, what are the therapies and prognoses for America?

In the spirit of constructive rather than blanket criticism, here is a partial, 10-point plan of national recovery.

Cut the Debt

Americans’ national …

Matt Walsh: History, Tradition, the family, liberty and Western Civilization are at stake

Addressing the crowd at Turning Point USA’s Americafest on Saturday, the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh spoke about the importance of truth in today’s world.

Walsh began by discussing the spread of “progressive” ideology, stating that these ideas progress like “cancer progresses,” rather than the progression of society.

“So what about us? Well, we call ourselves conservatives. And it’s almost a cliche now to ask this question, but what are we conserving exactly? Well, we are tasked with conserving all that is under attack: history, tradition, the family, liberty, Western civilization itself,” said Walsh.

“And underneath all of that is something even more fundamental, the most fundamental thing of all, which is truth.”

“Our first and foremost job right now is to fight for, defend, and promote truth, because truth itself is under attack in a way that we have never seen before in the history of the human race. …

Biden Crime family bribes paying off for Red China

President Joe Biden is set to pull a number of Chinese companies from a red-flag trade list, a move that comes as the Democrat and other administration officials stress the need for cooperation with the communist nation on climate change.

Biden’s Commerce Department plans to remove an undisclosed number of Chinese entities from its so-called unverified list, which includes foreign companies that the United States cannot tour in person “to determine whether they can be trusted to receive sensitive technology exports,” Reuters reported Wednesday. American officials must receive approval from China’s commerce ministry to inspect any Chinese company—approval that Beijing has been unwilling to grant in the past. Once the decision is finalized, U.S. exporters “will no longer have to conduct additional due diligence before sending goods” to the Chinese companies removed from the list, according to Reuters.

Both Biden and his climate czar, …