The Brew: Planned Parenthood Has Handcuffs for Your Teens
Planned Parenthood doesn’t just kill babies and cannibalize them for parts. It also grooms teens for perverted, violent sexual activities. Its latest campaign, with youth-oriented graphics, scapegoats criticism of BDSM and other unwholesome sexual practices as “kink-shaming.” The Connecticut Centinal reports:
Planned Parenthood is trying to normalize erotic practices and roleplaying that involve BDSM – bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics – in a tweet featuring a whip, handcuffs, and more.
The organization has a focus on teens who are “looking for info on sex, relationships, your body, and more”, so reasonable people are left wondering who the target is for this BDSM message.
Here’s the ad:
I won’t even get into the bad grammar used there, since then I might have to address the spelling of “Centinal.”
Oops, We Told the Truth About COVID
The Intercept reveals that House Republicans may have inadvertently pulled back the curtain on how government scientists (alas, while Trump was still president) fudged and falsified the facts about the likely Chinese biolab origins of the COVID virus:
House Republicans on the subcommittee probing the origin of the Covid-19 virus appear to have inadvertently released a trove of new documents related to their investigation that shed light on deliberations among the scientists who drafted a key paper in February and March of 2020. The paper, published in Nature Medicine on March 17, 2020, was titled “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2” and played a leading role in creating a public impression of a scientific consensus that the virus had emerged naturally in a Chinese “wet market.”
The paper was the subject of a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, which coincided with the release of a report by the subcommittee devoted to the “Proximal Origin” paper. It contains limited screenshots of emails and Slack messages among the authors, laying out its case that the scientists believed one thing in private — that lab escape was likely — while working to produce a paper saying the opposite in public.
Much of Tuesday’s hearing focused on a critical few days in early February 2020, beginning with a conference call February 1 that included the eventual authors of the paper and Drs. Anthony Fauci, then head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Francis Collins, then head of its parent agency, the National Institutes of Health. Later minutes showed that the consensus among the experts leaned toward a lab escape. Yet within days, they were circulating a draft — including to Fauci and Collins — that came to the opposite conclusion, the first draft of which had been finished the same day of the conference call. How and why that rapid turnaround occurred has been the subject of much debate and interrogation.
Go read the rest. But be careful writing about it on social media. You might get banned for spreading “misinformation” about “public health.”
Does Mike Pence Really Care More About Ukraine than the U.S.?
The tireless Tucker Carlson has been interviewing 2024 GOP presidential candidates. When he asked Mike Pence why the U.S. was pouring billions into creating a bloody quagmire in Ukraine, while our cities burn and crumble, Pence didn’t have much of an answer. Critics of the interventionist program in Ukraine are calling this a “career-ending” gaffe by Pence. Watch for yourself and you be the judge.
Criticize the FBI Director, Face Trumped-Up Charges
One of the bravest Republicans in Congress is Rep. Matt Gaetz. He was the target of a baseless investigation last year that falsely charged him with sex trafficking, for taking a junket with a 19-year-old woman. The case collapsed under its own weight, and the feds finally dropped it.
But last week Gaetz took the lead in grilling FBI director Christopher Wray in televised hearings, about online messages where Hunter Biden appeared to shake down a Chinese businessman for a payoff, warning “I am sitting here with my father.” Gaetz asked Wray if his agency was covering up for the Bidens.
Now, we can’t have mere elected officials questioning the Sith Lords of the fourth, highest, and unaccountable branch of government, the Deep State. There had to be consequences for that, and it seems that now there are. According to CNN:
Investigators from the House Ethics Committee have begun reaching out to witnesses as part of a recently revived investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, focused on allegations that he may have engaged in sexual misconduct, illicit drug use or other misconduct.
The House GOP was apparently the source of the CNN leak. Is Speaker McCarthy carrying water for the FBI? Possibly not. Gateway Pundit argues that the resurrection of these zombie accusations against Gaetz is punishment, all right. But it’s McCarthy’s payback “after Gaetz challenged Speaker McCarthy for giving in to Democrats on the latest uniparty spending bill.”
Remember that our Founders intended the House to use such spending bills as the ultimate backstop against tyranny … like the Deep State’s. Throwing away the “power of the purse” in such bipartisan kitchen sink deals amounts to unconditional surrender, as I’ve argued here.
Fight Election Fraud, Get Impeached: Texas Edition
You read here about how Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was one of the few Red State attorneys general to successfully resist the wave of frivolous lawsuits filed by Soros attorneys before the 2020 election. He’s the sole reason why Texas wasn’t flipped from red to blue by ballot shenanigans of the kind that helped put Biden in the White House. And not all the Republicans in Texas are grateful.
Paxton (like Gaetz) has spent years under open-ended, questionable federal charges aimed at him. Since they’re going nowhere, his political enemies in both parties who couldn’t beat him at the polls decided to impeach him. But they don’t want to reveal the actual charges and evidence before his Texas State Senate trial. The National Pulse reports:
It’s been almost two months since the Texas House of Representatives and its leftist “impeachment managers” targeted the state’s Attorney General Ken Paxton, in a scheme that even makes President Donald Trump’s first foray into the same experience seem positively transparent by comparison.
Now, a full 53 days later, there are still no answers as to why and on what grounds the Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan has been dragging one of the most popular America First figures in the country through this process. Or perhaps Paxton’s “America First” credentials are, in fact, the answer here. Maybe you can find out by giving the Speaker’s office a call.
Because up to this point, even Paxton’s legal counsel is struggling to get answers. Answers which, by the way, are required under Texas law. People have a right to know what they’re being charged with, and any evidence related to those charges. But again, two months on, there hasn’t been so much as some vaguely drafted articles of impeachment which include catch-all phraseology such as “disregard of official duty,” and the ever-green “obstruction of justice.”
In this case, however, it appears to be the prosecutors obstructing justice and the pursuit of it.
The Texas Scorecard keeps close tabs on the attempted takedown of Paxton, and it points out:
The latest attorney that has been added to the prosecution team leading the impeachment against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has a record of contributing to his political opponent.
In June of 2021, O’Neill gave $2,500 to Eva Guzman in her campaign to oust Paxton in the Republican primary election.
The trial is scheduled to begin on September 5 in the Texas Senate to determine whether Paxton will be removed from office.
The likes of Beto O’Rourke are doubtless watching closely to see if Paxton will fall, and with him the safeguards against election theft in the Lone Star State.
UPDATE: The National Pulse gets results. It reports in a later story:
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has imposed a discovery order on the state’s House of Representatives, demanding they reveal they basis for the impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton. The order came mere hours after The National Pulse pressed the matter in a scathing piece of analysis by Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam.
Acting in his capacity as President of the Senate and Presiding Officer of the Court of Impeachment, Lt. Gov. Patrick has now instructed House impeachment managers to hand over all the reports, documents, and statements used to justify their investigation, and to allow Paxton’s counsel to inspect all the evidence they expect to bring against him in his Senate trial.
Along The Stream:
Don’t miss James Malloy’s analysis of how “death with dignity” (euthanasia) is getting mainstreamed in the West, and how you should argue against it when talking to the confused.
Plus, Al Perrotta is imbedded with Christians Engaged on their three-day tour through the Nation’s Capital and halls of power. Part One has been posted: “Christians Engaged Goes to Washington.”
John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”