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August 1, 2023

Tuesday: Below the Fold

Biden won’t move U.S. Space Force Command to Huntsville, criminal referral of Fauci, high school boys trend conservative, and more.


  • Earth to Joe: In a clearly politically calculated retaliation against Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville for his holding the line against Joe Biden’s unilateral decision to use taxpayer dollars to fund abortion in the military, Biden announced that he will not move the U.S. Space Force Command to Huntsville, Alabama, from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Biden denies this was the motive, but his denial is about as believable as his claims of having nothing to do with his son’s business dealings. Furthermore, back before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the Biden administration was fully on board with placing U.S. Space Force Command in Huntsville. As Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby stated in early 2021, “[Defense] Secretary [Lloyd] Austin has communicated to Air Force leaders that he supports their decision-making process about the preferred location of Space Command headquarters.” The plan has been aborted.

  • Paul’s criminal referral of Fauci: Senator Rand Paul may end up getting the last laugh in his feud with former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci. Paul announced that he has issued an “official criminal referral” of Fauci to the Justice Department related to his denial and attempt to cover up the fact that the NIH was involved in funding gain-of-function research at the bio lab in Wuhan, China. Paul argues that discovered emails show Fauci’s testimony before Congress denying NIH involvement in gain-of-function research was “absolutely a lie.”

  • Biden’s dim-bulb regulation: Thomas Edison’s lightbulb is no more, as the Biden administration’s new regulation banning the sale of incandescent lightbulbs goes into effect today. The new rule was announced by the Department of Energy last April under the guise of cutting carbon emissions by some 222 metric tons over the next 30 years. While more expensive but longer-life and more energy-efficient LED lighting now accounts for the vast majority of lightbulb sales, incandescent bulbs still accounted for 30% of sales in 2022.

  • Gatekeepers defend “chestfeeding”: The “fact-checking” site PolitiFact once again exposed itself as nothing but a propaganda shill for the radical Left. In a recent “fact-check” aimed at defending the Left’s radical gender-bending ideology (a.k.a. “transgenderism”), PolitiFact staff writer Grace Abels asserted that the made-up term “chestfeeding” was perfectly appropriate for “people who identify as men or as nonbinary.” PolitiFact was responding to the deserved criticism the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received for replacing the word “breastfeeding” with the term “chestfeeding.” Abels defended the term as “gender-neutral” and “used by some transgender and nonbinary dads when nursing their newborns.” Furthermore, the term “breastfeeding … may cause gender dysphoria, which can exacerbate mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression,” Abels asserted without evidence. “Additionally, trans men who have had ‘top surgery’ may not have breasts.” In keeping with the spirit of PolitiFact’s argument, we have taken the liberty to rename the “fact-checking” organization “PolitiFalse,” as that name more faithfully captures the actual nature of the organization that bars the gate for millions of Americans to speak truth on social media.

  • Drag show regulations underwhelm: The attempt of several conservative states to crack down on drag shows has been met with a litany of legal roadblocks. The aim of these Republican-run states is to protect children from the perverse sexualized gender-bending indoctrination of the Rainbow Mafia. However, in states like Montana and Tennessee, laws passed forbidding access to minors for these drag shows have been blocked by the courts. The problem has to do with the issue of free speech protections and what constitutes “entertainment.” Popular TV shows like “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which has been aired for nearly 15 years, make the argument against public drag show performances more difficult to make. Further complicating the issue is that these public drag show performances are done by individuals who are generally fully clothed, so laws against public nudity, for example, don’t apply. In the case of Drag Queen Story Hour, while these gender-bending individuals are engaged in dressing garishly as the opposite sex, they are generally not performing any sexually explicit dancing. And the sad fact is that in most cases, it’s parents who are choosing to bring their children to expose them to this deviant gender-bending ideology.

  • Good news: High school boys trend conservative: An annual survey of high school students’ political views conducted by Monitoring the Future found that the majority of senior boys who espoused a political perspective identified as conservative. Indeed, since 2000 the trend has shown an increasing percentage of high school boys identifying as conservative. Meanwhile, the opposite has been trending among high school girls, who are increasingly identifying as liberal. Either way, a majority of high school students both male and female eschew embracing any political affiliation or identity.


  • Three takeaways from Devon Archer’s testimony on Capitol Hill (Washington Examiner)

  • Majority of voters say income isn’t keeping up with inflation as White House touts Bidenomics (Washington Examiner)

  • DeSantis releases his 10-point “Declaration of Economic Independence” policy platform (Daily Wire)

  • Illinois governor allows non-U.S. citizens to become police officers with new law (Fox News)

  • Biden admin confirms it’s withholding key funds for schools with hunting courses (Fox News)

  • Up to 60% of Americans could own guns, twice estimate (Washington Examiner)

  • Teamsters say trucking giant Yellow Corp. is ceasing operations, filing for bankruptcy (AP)

  • More than 100 colleges are still enforcing vaccine mandates (Daily Wire)

  • Humor: San Francisco fines Batman for illegal Bat Signal (Babylon Bee)

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