Morning Brief 2022-07-18

TOP OF HOUR 3
GUEST: Megan Fox
TOPIC: Questions remain unanswered in rape of 10-year-old abortion patient.

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Domestic News...

Good guy with a gun takes out mass shooter who killed three in mall massacre
Four people were killed and two were wounded in a mass shooting at a shopping mall just south of Indianapolis Sunday evening, which ended when an armed good Samaritan took out the gunman.

Good guy with a gun takes out bad guy with a knife
A man who allegedly held a knife to a gas station clerk’s neck in Missouri was shot and killed Saturday morning by an armed store customer.

Houston cop thwarts possible mass shooting by bum-rushing heavily armed man
The incident took place in February, but Sgt. Kendrick Simpo is just now speaking about how he may have prevented a massacre.

Mom Shot At By Man Killed By Police Crashes Protest: ‘Is He Not A Bad Guy?’
A rally for a Minnesota man killed by police took a dramatic turn Saturday when the mom he had shot at hours before he was fatally shot crashed the protest to call Andrew ‘Tekle’ Sundberg “a bad guy.”

New report finds nearly 400 officers at Uvalde school shooting, blames all agencies for 'lackadaisical approach'
An investigative committee from the Texas House of Representatives released a 77-page report regarding the police response to the Uvalde shooting on Sunday.

New San Francisco DA makes wave of firings. Progressives call it 'terrifying.'
Brooke Jenkins fired 15 people in her office on Friday. It comes in the first week after Jenkins was appointed to her role by Mayor London Breed following the recall of Chesa Boudin.

SFPD Seizes $200,000 of Allegedly Stolen CVS and Walgreens-Looking Items From SF Man’s Home
What looks to be a brazen stolen goods fencing operation, with items that sure appear straight lifted from shelves, was allegedly netting one man $500,000 a year as he just resold the stolen loot online.

Pennsylvania Outlaws Zuckbucks Ahead Of Midterm Elections
Pennsylvania has officially banned public officials from accepting and using funds from nongovernmental entities to conduct elections.

Lawsuit accuses DOJ of hiding records about bias in Hunter Biden and Durham probes
More than a year after Protecting the People's Trust filed a FOIA request for records relating to potential conflicts of interest, the department has yet to inform the watchdog whether it will comply.

Prominent Pro-Abortion Group Appears To Be Front For Radical Revolutionary Communists
A prominent pro-abortion activist group downplaying its association with the Revolutionary Communist Party shares significant infrastructure and leadership with the radical outfit’s other offshoot groups.

Woman Awakens From Two-Year Coma After Hatchet Attack, Names Her Assailant
She awoke and pointed her finger at the man who allegedly did it: Her own brother.

Orlando Amusement Park Forced To Pause ‘Insensitive’ Shooting Gallery Game
Users on social media blasted the game as insensitive in the wake of several mass shootings across the country.

Politics...

Poll: More Americans Plan on Voting for Republican Candidates in November
Americans are more likely to vote for a generic Republican congressional candidate than a Democrat, according to a Fox News poll released on Sunday.

Poll: More Trump Voters in Red States Say Secession Would Make Things Better
Red-state Donald Trump voters are now more likely to say they’d be personally “better off” (33%) than “worse off” (29%) if their state seceded from the U.S. and “became an independent country,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.

Manchin says he won't support climate, tax provisions in sweeping Democratic bill
The West Virginian previously supported having both provisions in the package

Trump suffers huge fundraising dip, falls below DeSantis for 2022
The new numbers mark the first time Trump has raised less than $50 million in any six-month period since leaving the White House, and they put him below DeSantis, who raised about $45 million in the first half of this year, records show.

Newsom to DeSantis: ‘Stop Being a Bully, Stop Belittling People’
“He’s going after the gays, going after people, othering people across the spectrum, going after vulnerable minorities. I can’t take it.”

Newsom Calls on Democrats to ‘Wake Up’ to the ‘Ruthlessness of the Republican Party’
"You see what’s happening to all the progress we’ve made in the 21st century, all of the rights that we in many ways have taken for granted that have been afforded since the sixties are being rolled back in real time."

Stacey Abrams' blockbuster fundraising driven by out-of-state money
Abrams' campaign and leadership committee have reported receiving about $7 million from Georgia donors, or just over 14% of the nearly $50 million they've combined to raise this cycle.

Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Buys Millions In Chip Stocks Right Before Vote On Massive Chip Subsidy
Pelosi’s husband Paul bought up to $5 million in stock of a computer chip company ahead of a vote on a bill next week that would hand billions in subsidies to boost chip manufacturing.

Economy...

Bidenomics: Nearly half of small businesses fear shutting down amid elevated inflation
The small business network Alignable released the survey, which found that “47% of small business owners … say their businesses are at risk of closing by fall 2022, unless economic conditions improve significantly.”

Condition of economy 'terrible' as inflation hits fresh 40-year high: Investment expert
Many fault the White House for the economic woes. 55% say the Biden admin has made the economy worse, and more voters blame Biden (31%) for gas prices than think Russia (20%) or oil companies (14%) are responsible.

BlackRock Profit Falls 22%
The firm’s assets under management decreased to $8.5 trillion, from $9.6 trillion in the first quarter

Border...

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says illegals along the border are "being tricked" onto buses to capital
Bowser says she has "called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses" headed to the nation's capital from Texas and Arizona.

Attorneys general from 19 states file brief with Supreme Court to stop DHS immigration policy
The group of 19 is led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich

GOP senators decry human smuggling cartels' shocking sexual abuse of migrant women
According to an Amnesty International report, about 60% of the women and girls who make the trek to the U.S.-Mexico border are raped.

WAR News... 

Germany Hopes to Outrace a Russian Gas Cutoff and Bone Cold Winter
Europe’s largest economy and key energy hub still depends on gas supplies now ensnared in conflict. Here’s how Germany is preparing and what is at stake.

Politico: Republicans wince as their Ukrainian-born colleague thrashes Zelenskyy
House Republicans gave Ukraine-born Rep. Victoria Spartz a coveted platform to speak out against Russia’s war. They’re coming to regret that.

MonkeyVID-19...

Thousands report unusual menstruation patterns after COVID-19 vaccination
Survey aims to document breakthrough bleeding and heavier-than-usual periods post vaccine.

W.H.O. Activates Monkeypox Emergency Panel as Case Numbers Soar
The U.N. subsidiary health agency is now aware of 9,200 cases in 63 countries at the last update issued Tuesday.

New York City Opens Mass Vaccination Sites to Combat Monkeypox Outbreak
NYC now has three mass vaccination sites set up to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak in its five boroughs.

Window to control monkeypox 'starting to close,' former FDA chief says
Scott Gottlieb says the window for controlling the spread of monkeypox is "starting to close" as cities across the country are struggling to vaccinate people against the virus.

Australia spent $2 billion on COVID camps that will likely never be used
Instead of admitting that the facilities were a vast waste of taxpayers' money, Australian politicians are now trying to find creative ways to utilize the facilities.

Commie Update...

Rescue-Fund Idea Floated In China To Stop Mortgage Crisis
Last week, housing ministry officials met with financial regulators and major Chinese banks to discuss lending matters.

Entertainment...

Ricky Martin slapped with restraining order after breakup with his nephew
A Spanish newspaper reported that Martin, 50, and Sanchez, 21, recently dated for seven months, during which time, Martin subjected Sanchez to abuse.

Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey shouts her abortion: ‘I wouldn’t have my life’ without it'
Grey repeated a false claim that thousands of women died from botched abortions every year before the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Jennifer Lopez announces marriage to Ben Affleck in surprise wedding
Lopez shared an intimate look at her Las Vegas wedding as she announced her marriage to Ben Affleck on Sunday afternoon.

Media...

Taxpayer-funded NPR Launches ‘Disinformation’ Reporting Team Ahead of Elections
NPR is launching a “disinformation” reporting team, prompting mockery online by those who pointed out the liberal network’s long, sordid history of suppressing information it did not want the public to hear.

NY Mag column declares ‘death’ of ‘Democrats’ domestic ambitions:’ A ‘catastrophe’ with ‘a thousand fathers’
Jonathan Chait called the result of Democrat-controlled government 'a failure'

Canada...

"Canada is communist": Joe Rogan bashes Trudeau as a 'dictator' over pandemic response
Rogan admitted that he liked Trudeau before the pandemic ... And during the pandemic, I’m like, 'Oh, you’re a f***ing dictator.'

Europe...

Spanish farmers join the Dutch, Italian, and other Europeans farmers protesting restrictive green policies
The world cannot survive without farmers. These policies are destroying the continent and these protests will hopefully serve as a wake-up call for Europe.

Woke dance school drops ballet from auditions as it is ‘white’ and ‘elitist’
A top British dance school has dropped ballet from its auditions after branding it an 'elitist art form', built around 'white European ideas and body shapes'.

American singer quits Italian opera over blackface
"I cannot in good conscience associate myself with an institution which continues this practice."

Middle East...

Biden ends Saudi Arabia visit with no oil deal
Biden will conclude his visit to Saudi Arabia without striking a deal to boost oil supplies amid an international energy crunch and rising gas prices at home.

Biden Claims He Confronted Saudi Crown Prince Over Murder, Top Saudi Official Pushes Back
Biden previously pledged while running for president that he wanted to treat Saudi Arabia like a “pariah” state.

Top Iranian Official: We’re Capable of Making a Nuclear Bomb
Iran is technically capable of making a nuclear bomb, a senior aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Sunday, adding that the country would target “deep into” Israel if need be.

IDF chief Kohavi warns Israel might be required to act against Iran
In a clear warning to Iran, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi said that the military is preparing for the possibility that it would have to act against Iran's nuclear program.

Environment...

Four U.S. Natural Gas Facilities Destroyed in Two Weeks
Several fires and explosions have hit the energy industry as the United States is battling a national energy crisis.

Tesla Asks Texans To Limit Charging Cars During Heat Wave As Wind Power Slows
“The grid operator recommends to avoid charging during peak hours between 3pm and 8pm, if possible, to help statewide efforts to manage demand,” the alert added.

LGBTQIA2S+...

Photo: Two Biden Officials Represent America At French Ambassador's Bastille Day Celebration
Remember to clear your browser cache after clicking this link... you've been warned.

Biden’s Energy Dept Drag Queen Gets Top Secret ‘Q Clearance’ Alongside Six-Figure Government Salary
A FOIA request filed by The National Pulse reveals Sam Brinton’s taxpayer funded salary of $178,063, placing him amongst the top one percent of other federal salaries.

University of Pennsylvania nominates Lia Thomas for NCAA 'Woman of the Year'
The male athlete was nominated for the NCAA award, which recognizes female student-athletes.

Judge blocks Biden admin's transgender school bathroom rule, athletes
Biden's policy would allow boys to hang out in girls bathrooms and locker rooms.

"Openly queer teacher" admits to socially transitioning 3rd grade students
"I wear a bi flag watch band and bi flag bracelets. In my classroom I keep a rainbow flag," and adds, "my kids know what it means."

Transgender Felon Transferred From Women’s Prison After Impregnating Two Inmates
Officials moved 27-year-old Demi Minor to a prison for young adults. Minor, who is currently serving a 30-year sentence for manslaughter.

Education...

DeSantis' education message is winning in battleground states, teacher union poll finds
Florida’s governor was bitterly criticized on the left and in the media for his education policies and rhetoric, but battleground voters appear to favor much of what he's been saying and doing.

Technology...

Human-Like Robots Perceived as Having Mental States
New research suggests that when robots appear to engage with people and display human-like emotions, people might perceive them as capable of “thinking.” In other words, they are believed to be acting on their own beliefs and desires instead of just their programs.

Travel...

Airfares are finally starting to cool as peak summer travel season fades
Fares were one of the few categories to decline at a time when consumer prices rose at the fastest clip in more than four decades.

A can of Coca-Cola for $13? Prices are rising on one of Europe’s most popular islands
Though Spain is generally considered a reasonably priced travel destination, the Spanish island of Ibiza has long been known as a place for living the high life.

Sports...

NASCAR's Bobby East stabbed to death at California gas station, suspect later shot and killed by SWAT team
On July 13 police officers responded to emergency calls reporting a stabbing at a gas station about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Florida Gators QB Anthony Richardson distancing from 'AR-15' nickname, branding
Richardson said that he will no longer use 'AR-15' as part of his personal brand because he doesn't want to be associated with the semi-automatic rifle by the same name, which has been used in mass shootings.

Animals...

Dog names are racist, according to scholars
Academics recently applauded a study purporting showing that dogs with “White” names resulted in shorter adoption times compared to “Black” names.

07-18-2006 - Glenn's brownout weekend during NYC heatwave... The lovely smell of NYC... Woman claims to be a descendant of Jesus... Senate OKs stem cell research bill...

07-18-2007 - Senate Dems demand Bush cut and run from Iraq... Glenn's night at the Opera, and father/daughter date... Michael Vick indicted on dog fighting charges...

How RFK's example can help our nation in the wake of Trump's attack

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How did you feel last Saturday when you heard the news that a former president of the United States narrowly avoided an assassin's bullet by a mere few inches? Were you angry at the media for their constant demonization of Trump and his conservative contingency? Did you blame the left for curating a political climate that fostered an assassination attempt?

In his immediate reaction to the news, Glenn pointed us back to a similar moment in American history: April 4th, 1968—the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

"The best speech I've ever heard given was by RFK Sr. on the day Martin Luther King was killed" - Glenn

Robert F. Kennedy, the father of current independent presidential candidate RFK Jr., was en route to Indianapolis when he heard the terrible news. His security team, expecting violent outrage across the country, asked RFK Sr. to turn around and head back to safety. But as Glenn said, RFK Sr. believed in the good in people and demanded to give his speech. He arrived in Indianapolis Park late in the day, and he addressed the crowd of predominantly black campaign supporters.

There were no riots in Indianapolis that night.

The message RFK Sr. gave that night wasn't one of vengeance, hatred, or hopelessness, but of calm and goodness. He appealed to the best in people. He called for people to set aside their differences, anger, fear, and confusion and instead express love and compassion towards one another. RFK Sr. asked for wisdom and the pursuit of justice so that we might be resolute in our unity as the country faces another difficult chapter.

What we need in this country is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another.

Glenn has made a similar plea to our nation—a plea for unity and not to lash out in fear and anger. Don't use this time to blame your friends and family who disagree with you politically for what happened or to tell them "I told you so!" Instead, reach out with compassion and grace. This is a turning point in American history. Let's turn it upward, away from hatred and violence and towards unison and compassion.

Fortunately, President Trump walked away from his attempted assassination with very minor injuries. The bullet that wounded Trump's ear could have just as easily ended his life, and his survival is nothing short of a miracle.

Sadly, that miracle didn't extend to everyone attending Trump's ill-fated Pennsylvania rally. Three other people were shot. David Dutch and James Copenhaver, both Pennslyavia residents, are thankfully in stable condition. Corey Comperatore, however, tragically died after being shot while protecting his wife and daughter from the hail of gunfire.

“Corey died a hero."

Camperatore, a 50-year-old loving father and husband from Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania leaves behind his daughter Allyson, his wife Helen, sister Dawn, and many other friends and family. Camperatore was a man of service, having spent 43 years as part of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and had worked his way to becoming the fire chief when he stepped down to spend more time with his daughter.

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Corey's friends and family have nothing but good things to say about him, and judging by their testimonies, Corey's final heroic act was consistent with how the volunteer firefighter lived his life.

According to many people who knew Compertore, he was a true patriot who loved his country. He was a fan of President Trump. Compertore was very excited to attend Saturday's rally, which he expressed in his last social media post.

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During his speech addressing the shooting, President Biden expressed his condolences to the Comperatore family, stating that "He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired.”

Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?