Picture of the Day - August 26, 2008

My contribution to the ONset program. Parking at the Pittsburgh Zoo's "Alt Fuel Vehicles" I always park my SUV there as almost no one else will.

Last time a lady started yelling at me for parking there. I told her that I recently converted it to run on Hydrocarbons. (thinking she wouldn't fall for it, she did) She asked me how much it cost me and where i got the "kit". I told her It was real simple to install, but expensive. hahaha


Pittsburgh, PA

Glenn just dropped a sneak peek of the beginning stages of his newest painting on Instagram. Titled "We've been here before," the painting depicts the mugshots of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., comedian Lenny Bruce, and Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. All three men were arrested either for their political views or speech.

No American citizen, no matter their opinion, should be denied their First Amendment right to freedom of speech. As Glenn so aptly wrote, "Jailing people for speech, petition/redress and thought—when will we learn? It was wrong then, it is wrong now ... History repeats itself IF you don’t know it."

Did you know Glenn is also an avid artist? Check out more of his amazing artwork, HERE!

White House PRESSURED Facebook to CENSOR Tucker Carlson over COVID-19 vaccine reporting

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Last November, Glenn interviewed Louisianna AG Jeff Landry about his investigations into corruption regarding the government's COVID-19 response. Today, Landry tweeted THIS bombshell: the White House pressured Facebook to censor Tucker Carlson and others who criticized the safety and efficacy of COVID vaccines.

Landry tweeted a screenshot of internal emails between Biden's Director of Digital Strategy, Rob Flaherty, and a Facebook employee, whose name was blacked out in the post, revealing that Flaherty pressured the Facebook employee to censor Tucker Carlson in an effort to "reduce" COVID vaccine misinformation. The email from Flaherty to the Facebook employee reads:

Since we've been on the phone — the top post about vaccines today is tucker Carlson saying they don't work. Yesterday was Tomi Lehren saying she won't take one. This is exactly why I want to know what "Reduction" actually looks like — if "reduction" means "pumping our most vaccine hesitant audience with tucker Carlson saying it doesn't work" then...I'm not sure it's reduction!

The Facebook employee, signaling further action regarding Flaherty's request, responded, "Thanks—I saw the same thing when we hung up. Running this down now."

Though perhaps Landry’s post would have come as a surprise several months ago, news of big government’s collusion with social media to censor conservatives has become “expected” since the bombshell Twitter Files dropped. The files revealed that the Biden admin and FBI pressured and—in some cases—PAID Twitter to censor content, like the New York Post's Hunter Biden’s laptop story, conservatives spokespeople like Charlie Kirk and Dan Bongino, and even permanently suspending Trump's profile altogether. Fox News host Tucker Carlson has just joined the list of high-profile conservatives who have been silenced by this collusion.

News of big government's collusion with social media to censor conservatives has become "expected" since the bombshell Twitter files.

While many politicians are "all talk" when it comes to holding the deep state and Big Tech accountable, Landry and other State AGs have actually started taking the Biden admin and Big Tech to task. Landry and former Missouri AG Eric Schmitt sued the Biden admin in May 2022 for pressuring and colluding with social media giants to suppress free speech—long before the Twitter Files broke. When Schmitt was sworn in as Senator on Jan 5, 2023, he was replaced by Andrew Bailey, who, during his swearing-in ceremony said, "We now have hard evidence that President Biden’s Administration colluded with social media companies to censor differing viewpoints and silence ‘misinformation.'" Landry, Schmitt, and Bailey are leading the legal fight to hold the Biden admin accountable for using Big Tech to censor and suppress the American people.

"We now have hard evidence that President Biden’s Administration colluded with social media companies to censor differing viewpoints and silence ‘misinformation.'"

As Glenn wrote regarding the Twitter files, "The press doing the bidding of the government is what they had in Soviet Russia or what they have in China and North Korea today." The Twitter Files and Landry's work continue to reveal that our government collusion is looking for like the global enemies of free speech. However, unlike our enemies, we have more hope and opportunity to hold these bad actors accountable through the work of freedom-loving and justice-seeking officials like Jeff Landry, Eric Schmitt, and Andrew Bailey.

On today's program, despite what Democrats (and even some Republicans) may say, the chaos that ensued last week over the GOP's pick for House speaker was great for America. Why? Because by pushing back against Kevin McCarthy's nomination for the role, Freedom Caucus members ensured several huge wins for House Republicans. Glenn lists those wins in this clip — like a 72-hour reading period on all bills presented to Congress and an upcoming vote on term limits. "This is our government," Glenn said, adding that he wanted to see what the government does. Thanks to the chaos in the people's house, Republicans received a commitment for a committee to study potential FBI abuses against the American public. Thanks to the House Freedom Caucus, Glenn says, "America: you won."

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Florida's FIRST newborn baby placed in safe haven box

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This year, Glenn said he wants to focus on good news stories that inspire hope—and this one is definitely worth celebrating. Ocala Fire and Rescue just had its first baby delivered to their department through a safe haven baby box.

Ocala launched Florida's first Safe Haven Baby Box (SHBB) in December 2020, which allows a mother in crisis to "safely, securely, and anonymously surrender a newborn who cannot be cared for." In its two years of operation, the Ocala safe haven box continues to be the only one of its kind in the entire state of Florida and only one of 134 SHBBs across the country. The program's aim is to fight against abortion and infant abandonment by providing mothers in crisis with a safe, anonymous way to give their babies to the proper caregivers who will ensure placement into a loving home through adoption.

In 1999, Texas became the first state to pass a "safe haven law," allowing mothers to deliver their babies to a fire department or local law enforcement up to a certain age and not be prosecuted for abandonment. Now, all 50 states have adopted haven laws. Monica Kelsey founded SBHH to help facilitate mothers in crisis who want to ensure their baby's safe arrival at a "safe haven" while retaining anonymity.

The boxes have a side that opens to the outside of the fire department building, allowing parents to place their infant in a temperature-controlled container that immediately alerts firefighters to the baby's presence 60 seconds after they're placed inside. After two years since the Ocala fire rescue launched Florida's first SBHH, the city is celebrating the anonymous mother's courage to choose life for her baby.

In a press conference following the baby's delivery, SBHH founder Monica Kelsey said, "We know this baby will be so loved by an adoptive family, and we are so thrilled to be a part of protecting infants from abandonment." Kelsey started SBHH after learning that she herself was abandoned as an infant.

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn also spoke at the conference, predicting a "bright future" for the "miracle baby." Guinn said:

I'm so happy to hear of this miracle baby. I knew when we did this in 2020, this day would come. We all did. We just didn't know when. We're glad it was there as a resource for the mother of this child. I'm sure there will be a bright future ahead for this precious child.

As Glenn said, in the midst of the onslaught of negative news in the media cycle, it's important to also focus on the good things that are happening around us. When we hear of a mother who chose life for her child over abandonment and an entire city welcomes the child with open arms—what an incredible thing to celebrate, indeed!