Morning Brief 2022-07-21

TOP OF HOUR 3

GUEST: Becky Hope
TOPIC: Why is the DOJ involved in this Utah school district?

BOTTOM OF HOUR 3
GUEST: David & Terry
TOPIC: Glenn surprises the first Badge of Merit winner live on air!

CB, RR, JB, SK, BM, NN

Domestic News...

"Critical Stage": Feds Consider Charging Hunter Biden With Multiple Crimes, Including Gun-Related Crime
CNN reported that investigators appear to have narrowed their focus to potential tax crimes and “gun-related” crimes.

Video: Rapper slaps Biden family with viral dis track
This went viral last week, but is a good companion to the latest Hunter news.

New York Times Inadvertently Makes The Case For More Concealed Carry
The evidence shows that an armed citizen is more likely to stop a mass shooting than any of the policies being advocated by Democrats.

Horowitz: BLM activist who burned cop car gets lenient sentence to protect him from deportation
Setting a police car on fire during a riot is a pretty serious crime, don’t you think? Some might even call it an insurrection. Yet, in the case of BLM arsonist Ayoub Tabri, he was sentenced to just one year in prison. How much do you think a January 6er would have served for such a crime?

Man convicted of murdering retired police captain during St. Louis BLM riot
A jury found Stephan Cannon guilty of killing David Dorn on June 2, 2020. Cannon was convicted of first-degree murder, meaning the jury concluded he had premeditated the killing. He was also found guilty of robbery, burglary and armed criminal action.

Portland camp imagines life without cops, features BLM coloring book
A far-left volunteer group in Portland, Oregon, is offering “a free, radical social justice camp” that has promoted Black Lives Matter-themed material, taught indigenous land maps and called for the abolishment of police in past summers.

Boise City Council Bars Enforcement Of Idaho’s Statewide Abortion Ban
The city council in Boise, Idaho approved a resolution by a 3-2 vote Tuesday to make the state capital a “sanctuary city” for the abortion industry.

Vasectomy demand is surging post-Roe decision, clinics report
“I'm normally scheduled out for two to four weeks," Dr. Charles Monteith said. "Now, I’m scheduled out for three months.”

An inside look at Ivana Trump's elegant Manhattan funeral service
Ivana Trump’s funeral was a glamorous final tribute to the 1980s style icon — complete with extravagant rose arrangements and a blown up copy of her Vanity Fair magazine cover.

GoFundMe for Indiana pizza man who saved 5 from burning home raises nearly $500K
His cousin created a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for the heroic pizza delivery driver’s recovery after he suffered cuts and burns during the rescue. His injuries required treatment for several days at a hospital.

SHOCK REPORT: Legalizing Drugs Leads To Increased Drug Use
Cannabis use has surged across the United States, disproportionately in states that legalized the substance.

Taco Bell manager dumped ‘boiling’ water on customers who complained: suit
The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $1 million after the two saw their lives “forever changed” during a stop at a Taco Bell in Dallas.

Worker steals $22K in $1 bills from Rhode Island strip club
A Providence strip club was robbed of $22,000 – all in $1 bills by a worker of the joint who disguised his skin tone during the gunpoint heist.

Politics...

Biden says he has cancer in latest gaffe
Biden said Wednesday that he has cancer, forcing the White House press office to quickly clarify that he was referring to skin cancer treatment that he had before taking office last year. The remark initially appeared to be a stunningly casual health announcement during a speech about global warming.

Dems Candidates Are Crushing GOP Opponents When It Comes To Fundraising
The GOP has historically earned more than Democrats when it comes to “small-dollar donors” — those pledging less than $200 — but are down by over $75 million in the current election cycle in donations from this key demographic, Axios reported.

Democrat: The Word ‘Abortion’ Is Used by Pro-Lifers to ‘Raise Emotions,’ so ‘Stop’ Using It
“All I hear is a bunch of conversations where the word ‘abortion, abortion, abortion’ is meant as a negative term,” Congresswoman Kathleen Rice complained.

AOC defends fake handcuff stunt at protest after criticism, mockery
“No faking here. Putting your hands behind your back is a best practice while detained, handcuffed or not, to avoid escalating charges like resisting arrest,” AOC said.

AOC and Ilhan Omar coordinated Supreme Court arrest stunt with Soros-funded dark money group
Getting arrested was the whole point of the stunt, AOC said in an Instagram post. She said organizers of the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund asked her and her colleagues to "submit themselves for arrest in front of the Supreme Court."

House Democrats don't have the votes for an assault weapons ban
More than six House Democrats remain uncommitted to such a ban, delaying or nixing its passage.

Court Orders DOJ To Cough Up Biden’s Election-Takeover Documents Before Midterms
A federal district court ruled last week that the Biden Department of Justice must hand over documents related to Biden’s executive order federalizing elections before the 2022 midterms and not after.

Polling...

Poll: Biden’s Approval Rating Just Hit Another Record Low
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll out Wednesday noted a record low approval rating for President Joe Biden at just 36 percent approval.

Poll: Only 19 Percent of Hispanics Approve of Joe Biden’s Job Performance
Just 22 percent of Hispanics want Biden to run for president again in 2024.

New voter registration data show GOP surpassing Democrats in key states
Republicans now lead in registered voters in 12 states, compared to 10 states and Washington, D.C., where Democrats have the plurality.

Democrat Poll: Trump Viewed Far More Favorably than Biden
50% of battleground respondents approve of Trump, while Biden’s approval rating among the same constituents is marked at only 37%.

Economy...

Mortgage demand drops to a 22-year low
Buyers have been contending with high prices all year, but with rates almost double what they were in January, they’ve lost considerable purchasing power.

"It’s A Scam": House Republicans Prepare Next Salvo In War On Woke Capital
Members of the Republican Study Committee detailed steps to combat ESG investing, which critics refer to as “woke capital,” during a Monday round-table discussion.

CNBC grills Buttigieg about White House’s gas price ‘victory lap’
“If prices go back up, do you then have to take blame for the higher prices you take a victory lap now,” CNBC anchor Becky Quick asked.

Ford Plans To Cut 8,000 Jobs So It Can Fund EV Push: Report
The cuts, though still pending, are expected to be implemented in the coming weeks.

Border...

Illegals sent to NYC amid homeless shelter crisis have no local ties, were directed here by Biden admin
On Tuesday, Adams said more than 2,800 asylum-seeking migrants entered the city’s shelter system in recent weeks and he called on Biden to send “additional resources immediately.”

Republicans investigate Biden's firing of Trump-appointed immigration judges
“At least some of these terminations appear to have been the result of a coordinated effort between the Biden-Harris Administration and far-left immigration advocates,” Grassley and Jordan wrote in the letter.

Border Patrol pushes back on Mayorkas claim that southern border is secure: ‘They are liars’
Border Patrol have encountered more than 200,000 migrants a month for four months

WAR News... 

CIA Director estimates 15,000 Russians killed in Ukraine war
“I think the latest estimates from the U.S. intelligence community would be, you know, something in the vicinity of 15,000 killed and maybe three times that wounded, so a quite significant set of losses.”

"More Pronouns, Less Recruits": U.S. Military Facing "Unprecedented" Recruiting Crisis Under Biden
The Associated Press reported that U.S. Army officials said this week that they will be 10,000 recruits short this year, and next year is projected to be even worse.

Western fighter jets heading to Ukraine?
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. C.Q. BROWN hinted that the U.S. or one one of its allies may soon send fighter jets to Ukraine.

Russia: Nuclear power plant attacked by Ukrainian kamikaze drones
The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which is under the control of Russian forces, came under attack Wednesday from several Ukrainian kamikaze drones, according to Russian officials.

Russia Sends Pacific Island ‘Machine Gun Artillery Division’ To Ukraine
Russia may have stripped away a substantial portion of its Pacific island garrisons 4,700 miles to the west to serve as assault troops in Ukraine—a role those soldiers weren’t equipped to perform.

COVID-19...

COVID booster effectiveness wanes after 3 months, study shows
Data in a new clinical trial was consistent with real-world reports showing waning protection against COVID-19 infection during the Omicron wave in people who received vaccines and a booster.

AP: Swedish study on COVID vaccines and DNA misinterpreted
Social media users are citing a study from Sweden that was published in February to push the unproven theory that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines permanently alter recipients’ DNA.

Kathy Hochul’s New York Sent $600 Million in No-Bid COVID Contracts to Dem Megadonor’s Company
Hochul's Department of Health paid $637 million in taxpayer funds to Digital Gadgets LLC for at-home COVID tests, the company is led by Charlie Tebele, whose family has contributed nearly $300,000 to Hochul's campaign.

Commie Update...

CIA Director: Putin's war on Ukraine forcing China Taiwan invasion rethink
"It probably affects less the question of whether the Chinese leadership might choose some years down the road to use force to control Taiwan, but how and when they would do it," Burns said.

House Democrats Block Motion to Prohibit Biden from Selling U.S. Oil to China
The proposed motion would have prevented U.S. oil from being sold to entities “under the ownership, control, or influence of the Chinese Communist Party” or entities that would get the oil and then turn around and export it to China.

Entertainment...

Dave Chappelle show canceled by ‘woke’ theater, changes venue at last minute
The theater wrote, “To staff, artists and our community, we hear you and we are sorry. We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down."

Media...

Politico urges readers 'don't believe' polls showing sinking levels of trust in the media
A Gallup poll in July showed only 16% of Americans have confidence in newspapers

CNN’s Toobin: Trump ‘Is Like a Tinfoil Hat Crazy Person’
"...it just shows that the former president is obsessed with this issue and is not letting it go."

Europe...

EU plans to force countries to ration gas
The EU Commission is hoping to pass a new law that would give it the power to force states to reduce their demand for gas "when there is a substantial risk of a severe gas shortage or an exceptionally high gas demand," it said in a press release.

Nord Stream 1 resumes gas flows from Russia to Europe after fears of complete cutoff
There had been concerns across the region that there could be a complete shutdown of gas supplies via the pipeline after it was closed earlier this month for maintenance.

Middle East...

NATO ally Erdogan accuses United States of training terrorists to attack Turkey
U.S. forces must withdraw from Syria, according to Erdogan, who presented a united front with Russia and Iran while accusing the US of training Kurdish forces “to commit a terrorist act” against his country.

Environment...

Biden Issues Climate Ultimatum As China Races To Build New Coal Plants
China is embracing fossil fuels to reach its growing energy demands, approving plans to add a total of 8.63 gigawatts of coal power plants in the first quarter of 2022 alone, nearly 50% of the capacity approved in the whole of 2021.

Climate Adviser: Biden 'will move fast' on climate 'emergency'
“The president is going to make it clear that climate change is an emergency. He’s going to make it clear that just because Congress couldn’t get it done, he is going to move forward with every power available to him to make the change and the shift to clean energy because it’s important.”

What happens if Biden declares a climate emergency?
Advocates want Biden to use national emergency and defense laws to funnel federal investments toward renewable energy, halt new fossil fuel leases and prod manufacturers to increase supplies of renewable energy technologies.

Biden unveils subsidies for air conditioning
Biden, and his massive entourage, needlessly traveled to Massachusetts Wednesday to announce more than $2 billion in environmental spending including subsidies for air conditioning units.

New Zealand PM blasted for gifting Biden kauri bowl during DC visit
Jacinda Ardern gave the president a swamp kauri bowl made from glazed timber harvested from trees that had been submerged for 60,000 years in peat swamps, which has triggered environmentalists who demand the White House return the bowl.

LGBTQIA2S+...

Drag queens, incest, pedophilia dominate taxpayer-funded film festival
The grant was part of the Biden administration's push to promote LGBTQI+ acceptance worldwide

Education...

Less Than Half of San Francisco Students Are High-School Ready
San Francisco Public Schools released data last month painting a bleak picture of academic achievement in the famously liberal city.

Technology...

Criminal organizations step up assassinations by using drones
Many criminals who are at risk of being targets of hits have moved to the highest floors of various luxury towers in order to prevent harm to them; in response, hitmen have evolved their methods.

Science....

Advanced NASA Telescope Could Discover Alien Life
Earth is, as of now, the only known home of life in the universe.

Sports...

ESPY Award: US-born athlete who represented China in Olympics wins Best Breakthrough Athlete
Eileen Gu represented China in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing rather than her native United States. She won two gold medals for China.

Kirby Smart: 95 Georgia players have received NIL money
“We arguably, I don’t know for a fact, had the highest-paid defensive lineman, the highest-paid tight end and probably the highest-paid corner in the NIL market.”

Animals...

Birmingham Zoo Lion Kills Lioness Just Minutes After Being Introduced
A male African lion at a zoo in Alabama mauled a female to death just moments after the two were introduced to each other.

Warning over murder hornets as bugs come out of hibernation and officials use drones to track them
Washington State's managing entomologist explained that if they don't get on top of this issue now, there will be more reproduction from the invasive species. That's why they've had to get innovative, catching hornets and attaching digital trackers in the hopes of finding more and more nests.

Movie Review: The Swarm (1978)
African killer bees take control Houston and even blow up a nuclear power plant in this big budget (it cost more to make than Star Wars) classic.

July 21, 2009 - What system are we? Does America want to be socialists?... Is Climate Change the same as the Civil Rights movement?... Whoopi says the moon landing was fake...

July 21, 2017 - The 'real killer' on notice as OJ gets a release date... Fox News ad rates are plummeting... The GOP seems to be tanking Trump's agenda...

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?