Morning Brief 2022-07-20

TOP OF HOUR 2

GUEST: Vivek Ramaswamy
TOPIC: What is behind BlackRock's earnings downturn? Is it the economy or their push for ESG?

BOTTOM OF HOUR 3

GUEST: Eric July
TOPIC: BlazeTV contributor, July, brings in $2.5 million in sales in first week with his launch of 'non-woke' Rippaverse Comics.

CB, RR, JB, SK, BM, KD

Domestic News...

Most say Biden profited off Hunter’s deals — will get away with it
As much as the media and Democratic leaders have tried to hide the issue, not only are most voters paying attention to first son Hunter Biden’s money scandals, but they believe President Joe Biden cashed in and that they won’t face any charges.

Joe Biden and Hunter's Colombia connection
Hunter and his partners began corresponding about the OAS/Colombia business in Feb 2011. They planned to pitch OAS - $20k a month, plus a 5% "success fee" - for Hunter's help in getting the Colombia projects. "If it works, we'll all be rich," one of Hunter's partners emailed him.

Indiana passerby rescues five children from burning home
An Indiana man who was driving by a burning house sprung into action and rescued five people trapped inside before first responders had the chance.

15 seconds: Police correct timeline of armed civilian stopping Indiana mall shooter
The armed bystander credited with ending a shooting at Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana on Sunday killed the suspect in just 15 seconds of the gunman opening fire.

A Young Gun Owner In Indiana Did What Uvalde Police Wouldn’t
Dicken had “no police training and no military background,” according to Police Chief James Ison. "He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun, [and] was very tactically sound, and as he moved to close in on the suspect, he was also motioning for people to exit behind him.”

Lone Mississippi abortion clinic drops lawsuit against state ban
The clinic, which was at the center of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case, was the last operating abortion clinic in Mississippi.

Man found dead in Georgia house used by black nationalist communist group 'Black Hammer'
Police were dispatched to the home after a man called 911 saying he had been kidnapped by a group of people.

New details emerge in California thieves’ $150M ‘Ocean’s 11’-style jewel heist
The apparently highly skilled robbers made off with a massive haul from an armored car that included diamond, sapphire and gold necklaces, as well as a horde of luxury watches.

Politics...

White House pressed on declaring climate and abortion emergencies, claims nothing imminent
Press Secretary was asked if the White House is concerned it will anger female voters if Biden declares a climate emergency before declaring a public health emergency on abortion access.

Biden declaring ‘climate emergency’ will be pure politics at the expense of democracy
If President Joe Biden goes ahead and declares a “climate emergency” Wednesday, it’ll be one more sign he’s putting the extremist demands of his party’s base ahead of democracy, science and common sense.

Biden Has No Right To Declare A ‘National Climate Emergency’
There’s no “It’s Summer” clause in the Constitution, empowering the president to ignore the will of Congress and unilaterally govern when it gets hot.

Place Where Biden Face Planted Off Bike Is Named ‘Brandon Falls’ On Google Maps
At time of writing, ‘Brandon Falls’ is still listed as a ‘historical landmark’

House Republicans Prepare Next Salvo In War On Woke Capital
Members of the Republican Study Committee detailed steps to combat Environmental, Social and Governance investing, which critics refer to as “woke capital,” during a Monday round-table discussion.

AOC talks a big game, but she'd rather fake being handcuffed than do her job
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former barmaid, and Ilhan Omar, who allegedly married her brother, spent Tuesday cosplaying as revolutionaries.

Dem Congressman Mocked For Wearing Bandana Like ‘The Office’ Character
Andy Levin became the target of a swarm of “The Office” related jokes after he was arrested outside the Supreme Court Tuesday looking like an idiot.

Rashida Tlaib campaign events in 2018 were organized by alleged terror financiers
Two men who held key positions at nonprofit groups that were found liable in a Hamas terror financing scheme helped organize campaign fundraising events for Tlaib in 2018.

DeSantis threatens Trump's hold on Michigan and Florida
DeSantis will likely continue to deny his interest in 2024 during his reelection campaign. For now, time is Trump’s best friend. Should Trump get ahead of DeSantis and announce his candidacy before November, he will be multiple steps ahead of the only man who can defeat him.

George Soros donates $1 million to Beto O'Rourke's bid for Texas governor
Nearly half of O’Rourke’s record-breaking $27.6 million fundraising haul came from out-of-state donors, with Soros’s hefty donation helping the Democratic challenger best Abbott in fundraising over the past six months.

House passes bill codifying same-sex marriage with significant GOP support
If enacted, the Respect for Marriage Act would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defined marriage for federal purposes as a union between one man and one woman.

Clinton lawyers deny involvement with dossier source Danchenko ahead of Durham trial
Clinton's lawyers are denying any connection to British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s alleged main source Igor Danchenko following a lawsuit brought by Trump in the lead-up to Danchenko's October trial.

Salena Zito: The upside-down world of the Pennsylvania Senate race
Fetterman leads Oz in the race for the seat by 6 points in a recently published AARP poll. The result shows the race tightening from a USA Today poll earlier that had Fetterman leading by 9 points.

"Women and non-men" invited to conversation with Pennsylvania Democrats
"Join us tomorrow evening for a phone bank where we will be talking to women and non-men about issues affecting our communities that highly impact non-men in PA," PA House Democrats said Tuesday on Twitter.

Former NYC mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of Congressional race due to low polling
"I’ve listened really carefully to people," de Blasio said. "And it’s clear to me that when it comes to this congressional district, people are looking for another option."

Economy...

US housing market could be headed for ‘meltdown,’ economist warns
“Homebuilders have been in denial about the extent of the drop in demand, despite mortgage applications falling by more than a quarter over the first half of the year, with no end in sight to the decline,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.

Biden Praised GM Over Tesla. Now, GM Is Building Newest EV In Mexico
In response to the news of GM’s expansion in Mexico, Elon Musk commented on social media that “Teslas are the most made-in-USA vehicles.”

WAR News... 

Putin gets Iranian endorsement for war in Ukraine during Middle East trip
"If you had not taken the initiative, the [West] would have caused the war with its own initiative," Iran's supreme leader said.

Russian lawmakers blame losses on experimental Ukrainian super-soldiers
Two Russian lawmakers told reporters this week that the Kremlin is investigating the blood of Ukrainian prisoners of war, and has found “evidence” of experimentation.

John Kirby: 'Climate change is a national security issue'
"The Pentagon has noted not just in this administration, but even the previous one, that climate change is a national security issue."

MONKEYVID-19...

Researchers say students will take 3-plus years to recover academically from pandemic
For some, “full recovery” isn’t attainable before the end of high school.

Secret docs reveal FBI investigated decision to give cash to Wuhan lab linked to COVID-19
NIH emails show the bureau was investigating possible gain-of-function research at the lab and possible failures to comply with reporting rules.

Masks are back: San Diego says kids and staff must comply with school mandate
Mandatory masking will be required through at least the end of summer school due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county.

DC has highest number of monkeypox cases nationally per capita
According to the most recent CDC data, DC is only behind New York, California, Florida, Illinois and Florida for total case count, despite its much smaller population.

Commie Update...

China accuses US of being security risk after Taiwan Strait sailing
The US Navy's 7th Fleet said the destroyer USS Benfold conducted a "routine" Taiwan Strait transit through international waters "in accordance with international law."

China threatens ‘strong measures’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan
I know we're supposed to support and defend all Americans when they're threatened by foreign nations... but... come on, this is really pushing it.

China’s homebuyers are running out of patience with the real estate slump
Last week, a spike in reported numbers of homebuyers halting mortgage payments prompted many Chinese banks to announce their low exposure to such loans. But the bank stocks fell.

Bill Gates shoots down rumored Chinese ‘security risk’ link to North Dakota farmland
Gates’ $13.5 million investment in 2,100 sprawling acres of North Dakota land has raised questions — as the purchase coincided with a controversial Chinese company buying 370 acres of farmland just 40 miles away.

Entertainment...

Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘deliberately farted in my face,’ Miriam Margolyes claims
“I was playing Satan’s sister, and he was killing me, so he had me in a position where I couldn’t escape and lying on the floor. And he just farted.”

Capitol Police chief says ‘Colbert 9’ lied about having credentials before arrest
Biden's Justice Department refused to prosecute and instead dropped all charges.

Netflix loses nearly 1M subscribers, forecasts return to growth
That was better than the 2 million subscriber loss it had predicted.

Media...

AP Spreads Disinformation By Adopting J6 Committee’s Fabricated Timeline
Trump’s supposed three-hour delay in responding to the riot has been repeatedly highlighted by members of the Jan. 6 Committee, is contradicted by detailed timelines from both The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Former Intelligence Officer Blasts Pulitzer Board After Refusing To Take Back Russiagate Prizes
“Pulitzer’s refusal to take back the award given for the inaccurate coverage of the Russiagate Hoax is a big win for Putin”

CIA Discusses Covert Location With NYT In Order To Racially Virtue Signal
CIA director William Burns issued a warning to the agency last week after discovering what is believed, but not confirmed, to be a noose outside a secret facility in Virginia.

Europe...

EU to ask countries to reduce energy usage as Putin tightens grip on gas supplies
European countries will reportedly have to quickly curb their consumption of natural gas as part of a wider plan to deal with reduced supplies from Russia.

UK inflation hits new 40-year high of 9.4% as cost-of-living crisis deepens
The most significant contributors to the rising inflation rate came from motor fuels and food.

Environment...

Professor: ‘Unbearable’ that white people dominate discussions about ‘climate anxiety’
There’s a new concern in the relatively new field of so-called “climate anxiety”: Those interested in it are very white.

LGBTQIA2S+...

Merriam-Webster Changes the Definition of ‘Female’
In order to appease woke activists, the dictionary publisher has added a secondary definition of “female” that defines the term as “having a gender identity that is the opposite of male.”

Gender activists push to bar anthropologists from identifying human remains as ‘male’ or ‘female’
Argue scientists cannot know how an ancient individual identified themselves

Lia Thomas is not a woman and should not be honored as one
Since bursting into the public news cycle, Thomas has done nothing but take away opportunities from women. That is his actual legacy.

Left-Wing Activists Urge Big Tech To Censor Anti-Pedophile ‘Smear’
Media Matters is urging Twitter to censor the word “groomer,” which it characterizes as anti-LGBT.

Education...

Republicans have advantage over Democrats regarding confidence in handling education, survey shows
A survey commissioned by one of the nation's largest teachers union found that Republicans have an advantage over Democrats in regard to voters' confidence in handling education.

Technology...

Global chip shortage is not over and the slowdown is ‘going to bite,’ IDC says
Citing supply chain challenges due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, Gupta said the two countries capture a large part of the market share, with Russia and Ukraine being the largest exporters of krypton — a gas used in the chip production.

Google will once again test augmented reality glasses in public
Google seems to be attempting to avoid a repeat of the “Glasshole” debacle that plagued the company’s infamous Google Glass headset, which debuted nearly a decade ago.

Science...

On This Day: One giant leap for mankind in 1969 moon landing
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin inside.

Google and Chevron invest in nuclear fusion startup that’s raised $1.2 billion
TAE was founded in 1998 and aims to have a commercial scale fusion reactor delivering energy to the grid in the early 2030s.

Travel...

Six Nations Where U.S. Says Its Citizens Most Likely to Be Wrongfully Held
Here's the top 6 places to buy an all-expenses paid vacation for unwanted in-laws: China, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Russia and Venezuela.

Top 10: Worst tourist destinations for pickpockets
Spain and France have some of the world's worst pickpocket hotspots

Sports...

NBA Star Says He ‘Didn’t Like That It ‘Wasn’t My Choice’ To Put Vaccine In ‘My Body’
Andrew Wiggins said Monday that he still wished he hadn’t gotten the COVID vaccine so he could play last year.

Donald Trump tells golfers to ‘take the money’ and join LIV Golf
“All of those golfers that remain ‘loyal’ to the very disloyal PGA, in all of its different forms, will pay a big price when the inevitable MERGER with LIV comes, and you get nothing but a big ‘thank you’ from PGA officials who are making Millions of Dollars a year,” Trump wrote.

Woke NASCAR to Hit the Streets of Chicago With Downtown Race in 2023
The city’s letter addressing the upcoming NASCAR races in Chicago was sure to note that they’re committed to executing the event “in a safe and secure manner,” so fear not, NASCAR fans.

Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax explored in ‘Untold’ Netflix documentary
"Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist" is set to chronicle the elaborate hoax involving the former Notre Dame star whose terminally ill girlfriend, “Lennay Kekua,” never existed.

Animals...

I slept with my pit bull - until he tried to eat me alive
The dog tore off two-thirds of Tya’s right arm, ate her bicep and sank its teeth into her leg and foot. She was screaming, “Help me, I’m dying” when her daughter, Tana, 20, and her husband, Harley, 21, rushed into the living room.

Bears Eat Star Athlete, Rich Tourist Couple After Helicopter Crash In Russia
What happened after the helicopter crashed is unclear. The victims may have survived the fiery crash, but by the time rescuers arrived, all three bodies had been dragged, mauled, and eaten by wild bears.

July 20, 2004 - Predictions about the future of technology... What will the world look like in 2019? Self driving cars, computers embedded in everything, paper is rarely used, people will be in relationships with AI / bots... Sandy Berger stuffs classified docs in his pants...

July 20, 2009 - Our system has been pushed to a breaking point... There's a shift coming, and it starts with you... What role will you play?... $700 million for horse condoms...

The Left and their lapdog media are STILL busy looking for anyone and anything to blame for January 6. Their goal is to make "extremists" out of half of America, and Christians are next in line.

Faith is now on trial in the media, which dramatically reports lies like “a rise in a white Christian nationalist movement,” “The GOP: A party of Christian nationalists,” “It’s a radically anti-democratic ideology,” “Stamp the entire Republican Party as fans of this white Christian nationalism,” and “When they envision ‘one nation under God,’ it is a White Christian Nation.”

WRONG.

On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck brings the definitive proof that America’s heritage is NOT “white Christian nationalism.” It’s important to understand – and be able to explain why – acknowledging the historical reality of America’s Christian heritage is NOT the same thing as “white Christian nationalism.”

The attacks to smear any recognition of Christian influence in America’s founding as a dangerous threat to democracy do not hold up to honest scrutiny. Do not accept this dangerous smear campaign, and share this fact-filled rebuttal with your friends.

Watch the full episode below:

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After getting WALLOPED in Wyoming, Liz Cheney thinks she could win the White House in 2024

Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Wyoming Republicans have sent Rep. Liz Cheney — and the Republican Party — a "massive message" by voting her out of Congress, but it now looks like Cheney is trying to turn this into an Abraham Lincoln moment.

After seeming to compare herself to former President Abraham Lincoln, who "was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all" during a speech Tuesday night, Cheney appeared on NBC's "TODAY" show Wednesday and told host Savannah Guthrie that she's "thinking about" a White House run.

Is it possible she didn't get the message?

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere marveled at Cheney's tone-deaf response to Tuesday's devastating defeat, which, surprisingly, was not even the weirdest thing about this election.

"I think a humiliating and devastating loss puts you right where you need to be to launch a presidential campaign. Don't you think?" Glenn asked.

"Let me ask Beto O'Rourke. Hold on one second. I'll get him on the phone," Stu joked. "I mean, really, what is the constituency for a Liz Cheney presidency? She basically runs the state of Wyoming, and her family runs the state of Wyoming, and she got 29% of the vote there. So what is the constituency, other than the possibility of running as an independent candidate to shave votes from Donald Trump?"

"She's going to be brave and she's going to take that stage with Donald Trump ... She's going to be the one that takes him on and she will last all of about 45 seconds," Glenn said. "He will pummel her."

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

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'Bye bye Liz Cheney': Donald Trump Jr. EASILY triggers liberals​​​​​​ with just one silly tweet

(Left) Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images/ (Right) SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump Jr. celebrated Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney's humiliating defeat in her state's GOP primary by releasing a 30-second video that was clearly intended to trigger the Trump-hating liberals on Twitter — and, naturally, it worked like a charm.

Rep. Cheney was defeated by Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman on Tuesday in the Republican primary for Wyoming's at-large congressional district.

Don Jr. took to Twitter to poke fun at Cheney's loss by posting a video montage of his father, former President Donald Trump, dancing with the caption, "Bye bye @Liz_Cheney. On the bright side at least you won’t have to pretend to be from Wyoming anymore."

Hoo boy, talk about kicking the hornets' nest. The reactions on Twitter were so predictably full of vulgarity, name-calling, and low-brow insults that we can't share most of them here, but you've seen it all before.

Don Jr. has had an interesting couple of days on Twitter. Just yesterday he was actually vindicated by fact-checkers (yes, you read that right) who called BS on a widely circulated but completely fabricated tweet that made it look like he was bashing his father's supporters.

Don Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to weigh in on the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid and explain why he believes the Justice Department targeted his father and pedaled lies to justify it. He also gave his advice on what conservatives can do to peacefully and lawfully stand up against a system that's ignoring their rights.

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


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ATF agent caught taking photos of gun-buyer personal info — insists she's definitely NOT 'creating a registry'

Image source: (Left) Video screenshot/ (Right) Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Black Metal Firearms owner David Nagel originally recorded on video an ATF inspector taking pictures of his company’s documents to show what the gun industry is up against in the current political climate, but what he caught on camera has now gone viral.

Nagel joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to reveal exactly what happened the day he captured the shocking video, the threats made by that ATF inspector against his regular customers, and the insults she hurled toward all gun owners.

According to Nagel, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Industry Operations Inspector Pamela Scott began conducting a routine review, but things quickly went sideways when she started taking photos of the shop's detailed sales records — including the identities of every gun buyer.

Nagel said he confronted Scott and even asked if she was "creating a registry," by collecting the personal information of his customers.

"No, that would be illegal," she allegedly answered.

That's when Nagel decided it was time to capture Scott's actions on video.

"We had quite a bit of recording," he told Glenn. "But a lot of it, we were not able to share because there was personal information visible in it, you know, contact numbers and things of that sort. So, we didn't want to put [all of the video] on blast."

The little bit he did "blast" out on Instagram garnered tens of thousands of views and received a wide range of both outrage and support.

Nagel went on to explain how Scott responded when he told her his customers would not be comfortable with her collecting their information.

"She said, 'well, it sounds like your customers are just being paranoid. Maybe I should look into them a little bit more.' Which I thought was really creepy," Nagel said.

"That's a threat," Glenn stated.

"And she said, 'you have a few gun nuts in there.' And I politely corrected her. I prefer gun enthusiasts. And she said, 'no, they're nuts,'" Nagel told Glenn. "That was a kind of backhanded way of describing the average American. Because, if we're all nuts, then what are you governing us for?"

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

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