Morning Brief 2022-06-06

Bottom of Hour 2
GUEST: Sen. Rand Paul
TOPIC: To discuss his budget plan and his challenger whose recent ad featured the Democrat candidate wearing a noose.

Top of Hour 3
GUEST: Michael Shellenberger
TOPIC: To discuss his primary and hopeful challenge to Gov. Newsome in California.

News...

If Joe Biden Cared About Gun Laws, Hunter Biden Would Already Be In Jail
Before Biden goes on lecturing Americans about responsible gun ownership and threatening to regulate ownership out of existence, some self-reflection is warranted.

Democratic senator Chris Murphy says Second Amendment restrictions are off the table
Congress is talking about changing the nation’s gun laws but won’t touch the idea of banning “assault weapons.”

500 Percent Spike In Biden Administration Shutting Down Gun Retailers Over Typos
Firearm license revocations for retailers have increased greatly, and overzealous inspectors risk retailers’ cooperation with law enforcement.

Uvalde mother claims police threatened her if she did not stop telling her story
Angeli Gomez said she was threatened by an officer who warned she would be charged with "obstruction of justice" if she did not stop telling her story. The charge would have serious consequences because she was on probation.

In San Francisco, Democrats Are at War With Themselves Over Crime
Fueled by concerns about burglaries and hate crimes, San Francisco’s liberal district attorney, Chesa Boudin, faces a divisive recall in a famously progressive city.

Pennsylvanians Say State on Wrong Path, Many Consider Leaving: Poll
Across parties, the top category of concern voters picked was “Rising prices and inflation,” followed by “The economy and jobs,” and third, “Taxing and spending.” Very few participants picked COVID, education, or public safety as a top concern.

Major corporate donors silent on Black Lives Matter's alleged self-dealing
Major corporations that made a show out of cutting checks to the national Black Lives Matter group in the aftermath of George Floyd's police killing in May 2020 now have nothing to say about the charity's corruption.

Hawaii man refuses to surrender 'FCK BLM' vanity license plate
The license plate appears to have been spotted on a red Pontiac Trans Am. The driver also had a sign that read: "Trump 2024 Because F*** You."

Texas woman shoots suspected stalker who kicked in front door
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.

30 dead dogs, cats found in home of South Carolina animal rescue CEO
Investigators uncovered the revolting scene while performing a wellness check after a neighbor reported a “smell of death”

Original Gerber baby dies at 95
Gerber, which began using Ann Turner Cook's baby portrait as its logo since its trademark in 1931.

Politics...

McCormick Concedes To Oz In PA Senate Primary
Conceded on Friday after a statewide recount, vows to back Oz candidacy.

Biden’s Approval Craters On Key Issues, Potentially Dragging Down Dems In Midterms: Poll
ABC News and Ipsos found that Biden’s approval rating on the economic recovery sits at just 37%; on inflation, just 28%. What spells trouble is the fact that those issues are the top two concerns for voters in the November elections.

WaPo: Black voters’ support for Biden has cooled, poll finds
Black voters overwhelmingly support Democrats and still back Biden more than other groups. But that support has fallen, and fewer say the election matters than in 2020.

GOP sharpens a new attack line: What Biden is doing to America is 'intentional'
From the border to inflated gas prices, Republicans now see a deliberate plan to alter the republic after months of suggesting Biden was clueless.

DeSantis tops Donald Trump in another straw poll
This weekend, the Western Conservative Summit 2024 straw poll in Colorado saw 71% approval for a DeSantis run, four points ahead of Trump.

Biden evacuated and military jets are scrambled after aircraft veered into airspace over Joe's beach house
Preliminary investigation revealed the small private plane entered the restricted airspace 'by mistake' and there was 'no threat to the President or his family,' a Secret Service spokesperson confirmed.

Three More Staffers Ditch Biden In One Week
One NBC report alleged that the West Wing is in for a significant shakeup over Biden’s stagnant and slumped polling numbers. More than a dozen top aides have left Harris’s office and more than 20 black staffers have left the White House since late 2021.

Young Democratic men think feminism has done more harm than good
The SPLC last week released a poll in which they asked men if they believe feminism has “done more harm than good.” Of younger Democratic men, 46% agreed, 41% disagreed and 13% stated they didn’t know.

J6 Show Trial Committee set to make its case public with prime-time hearings
The circus will start at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9.

GOP to go on the offensive, portray J6 Show Trial Committee probe as 'unconstitutional and illegitimate'
With little fanfare Republicans have gathered significant evidence about the Democrats' failure to preemptively protect the Capitol, turning down an offer for National Guard troops and failing to react to intelligence warnings.

TDS: Cheney claims Jan. 6 'attack' part of ‘extremely well-organized' conspiracy
“We are, in fact, in a situation where he continues to use even more extreme language, frankly, than the language that caused the attack,” she added.

DOJ Decides Not to Charge Former Trump Aides; J6 Show Trial Committee Outraged
"...we find the decision to reward Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino for their continued attack on the rule of law puzzling,” Rep. Bennie Thompson and Rep. Liz Cheney said in a joint statement.

Economy...

This will end well: Congress pushes for a new national retirement plan
An estimated 57 million workers have no retirement plan offered through their job. Thankfully, the government has an answer and a legislative proposal is coming soon.

As food prices soar with no end in sight, Americans change habits
Report found that 46% of Americans are either dining out less or consciously spending less when dining out.

Average U.S. gas price surges to record $4.85 a gallon Sunday
As prices rise, consumer consumption is dropping at a rate of 3% to 5% the past seven weeks.

NY Times: Biden Has ‘Only Bad Options’ for Bringing Down Oil Prices
The president’s trip to Saudi Arabia is unlikely to reduce oil and gasoline prices, and it is not clear that anything else he might do would work, either.

Fed’s Mester says inflation hasn’t peaked and multiple half-point rate hikes are needed
Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Friday that she doesn’t see enough evidence that inflation has peaked and is on board with supporting multiple interest rate increases.

A paradigm shift has begun in markets, says Morgan Stanley’s Ted Pick
Global markets are at the beginning of a fundamental shift after a 15-year period defined by low-interest rates and cheap corporate debt.

Cardi B Wants To Know When ‘They’ Will Announce The Recession
“When y’all think they going to announce that we going into a recession?” she asked.

WAR News... 

Germany is on the brink of recession due to energy security, and other parts of Europe could be close behind
The EU's GDP could be slashed by 2.5% to 4.2% if energy imports from Russia were to be halted.

Russia Seeks Buyers for Stolen Ukraine Grain, U.S. Warns
American diplomats have alerted 14 countries, most in Africa, that Russian ships filled with stolen Ukrainian grain could be headed their way, posing a dilemma to countries facing dire food shortages.

Former NATO chief warns Black Sea will be next front in Ukraine war
“You’re going to see another … front open in this conflict, which is going to include escorting grain tankers in and out of Odessa,” former Admiral James Stavridis said in an interview.

Putin warns US against sending long-range rockets to Ukraine
Putin said Russia will retaliate by striking new targets

Japan's prime minister is expected to participate in an upcoming NATO summit
The Strait Times reported that Kishida’s move marks an “unusually aggressive stance for a Japanese leader.”

MONKEYVID-2219...

Special Olympics removes vaccine mandate after Florida threatens $27 million fine
A representative for DeSantis rejected the idea that the governor "threatened" the Special Olympics. "It’s not a matter of being 'threatened' with anything. Florida has laws, and nobody is above the law. Special Olympics International was in violation of Florida’s law banning vaccine passports..."

CDC director spoke with union leaders before tightening masking guidance
Rochelle Walensky, other CDC officials kept in close contact with teachers' unions throughout the coronavirus pandemic

Twitter in settlement talks with deplatformed journalist Alex Berenson to end COVID censorship suit
Parties agreed to a "modest extension of the discovery deadlines" to focus on resolving the dispute over former New York Times reporter's removal for COVID tweet now considered mainstream.

NY Times: CEO's think it's 2019
If some corporate leaders have their way, there will be a new test for workplace devotion — and anyone who opts for remote work gets a failing grade. But can CEOs really claw their way back to 2019?

DC confirms first case of Monkeypox
The CDC has now identified 24 monkeypox cases in the U.S.

Entertainment...

Maverick now Tom Cruise’s top-grossing film domestically
Maverick is expected to tally $85 million by the weekend’s end for a total of $290 million in domestic earnings — good enough for the smallest decline ever among movies that earned $100 million in their opening weekend.

Media...

Warnock using Herschel Walker podcast with Glenn Beck in attack ad
The clip comes from an August 2020 appearance Walker made on Beck's podcast.

Whoopi Goldberg: 'AR-15’s got to go' but you can keep your 'yee-haw guns'
"You can have your other yee-haw guns, whatever you want. The AR-15 is not a hunting gun. It is not a gun where you’re going to go out and shoot your dinner. This gun is meant to kill people. That’s what it’s for. And you can’t have it anymore.”

CNN Enters the Post-Jeff Zucker Era. Bye-Bye ‘Breaking News’ Banners.
Chris Licht, the new CNN chairman, is encouraging a more nuanced approach to coverage. Some at the network are skeptical.

WaPo Issues Corrections To Taylor Lorenz’s Article After Two Sources Accuse Her Of False Reporting
YouTubers alleged Taylor Lorenz never reached out to them for comment after her story said she did

Washington Post reporter blasts colleague for retweeting 'sexist' joke
Weigel retweeted a post by a Twitter user who joked: “Every girl is bi. You just have to figure out if it’s polar or sexual.”

Terrorism...

UN: Al-Qaeda Now Has ‘Safe Haven’ In Afghanistan Under Taliban
“Member State assessments thus far suggest that Al-Qaeda has a safe haven under the Taliban and increased freedom of action."

Terrorists Massacre 50+ Christians In ‘Vile And Satanic’ Attack On Nigerian Church
The terrorists rode up on motorcycles and began shooting those who showed up for mass at St Francis Catholic Church in the town of Owo. Guns are strictly regulated in Nigeria as citizens have “no legal right to gun ownership”

LGBTQIA2S+...

Videos from 'Drag the Kids to Pride' event in Texas show children handing money to drag queen dancers
A Texas gay bar hosted a "Drag the Kids to Pride" event where drag queen dancers provocatively gyrated in front of children as young as toddlers. Tensions flared when protesters demonstrated outside the venue hosting the drag queen show for children.

Five Tampa Rays players refuse to wear Gay Pride logo
The group of players opted to peel off the rainbow logo and wear the standard Rays hat for the team's 16th annual Pride Night celebration Saturday.

Education...

School Board closes Title IX investigation over wrong pronouns
The Kiel School District has closed its Title IX sexual harassment investigation into three eighth-grade students who allegedly used the wrong pronouns when addressing another student who uses they/them pronouns.

DeSantis Torches Biden For Holding School Lunches Hostage Over Gender Ideology In Schools
“Totally off his rocker to be doing that,” DeSantis continued. “We’re fighting on that, don’t worry."

Health...

A Cancer Trial’s Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient
It was a small trial, just 18 rectal cancer patients, every one of whom took the same drug. The cancer vanished in every single patient. “I believe this is the first time this has happened in the history of cancer,” Dr. Diaz said.

Doctors transplant 3D-printed ear made from human cells
Doctors have successfully transplanted a 3D-printed ear made from human cells onto the face of a 20-year-old woman who was born with a misshapen ear, a notable breakthrough in tissue engineering with the first-of-its-kind procedure.

Meet THE AMERICAN who invented the donut in 1847
96% of Americans say they enjoy donuts. But who are the 4%?

DailyMail Claim: Doughnuts are a British invention
The recipe for 'dow nuts' included sugar, eggs, nutmeg, butter and yeast, which are made into a dough which is rolled out and cut into 'nuts'. The nuts are then deep-fried in 'hogs-lard' before being covered in sugar and left by the fire to rise.

Technology...

"Lots of luck on his trip to the moon": Biden responds to Elon Musk's 'super bad feeling' about US economy
"...Intel is adding 20,000 new jobs for making computer chips," Biden said. "So, you know, lots of luck on his trip to the moon. I mean I don't know. I mean. Uh. You know."

Elon Musk asks questions about Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, the media, and the DOJ
"Only thing more remarkable than DOJ not leaking the list is that no one in the media cares. Doesn’t that seem odd?" Musk then joked, "Sometimes I think my list of enemies is too short, so …"

Elon Musk's feud with Bill Gates continues
Gates argued he had put more money toward climate change than Musk or anyone else, and shorting Tesla's stock didn't hurt Musk.

Artificial intelligence spotted inventing its own creepy language
DALLE-E2 is OpenAI‘s latest AI system – it can generate realistic or artistic images from user-entered text descriptions. But the system has one strange behavior – it’s writing its own language of random arrangements of letters, and researchers don’t know why.

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'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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