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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Paid NOT to work NOW paid not to commit crime?

Joe scours Social Media for trending stories we all care about! KINDA!

San Francisco now paying for you not to commit crime, up to 300 a month
Brain surgeons, you can steal up to 940 at a time and get away with it…

More left lunacy!

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Open MIC night Give Joe a call, Any topic!

Joe takes on all topics! OPEN MIC NIGHT! make it your show, your topic! Call in all topics on the table, get engaged, get involved!

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Who’s got you covered – Legally!

Pacific Justice Institute’s (PJI) founder Brad Dacus joins Joe to discuss legal issues of the Day that affect your parental and religious rights!


AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Why are we ignoring the REAL science?

Joe checks in with Dr Jefferey Barke on NEW mandates, do the masks help? Is there a quick fix when you get it? Why don’t people believe science?

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Mental Health Mondays! – What if Masks come back?

ARE you struggling with Depression, anxiety, confusion and so much more!

Dr B. (Dr Bridget Melson) joins Joe to discuss the issues of the day. Feeling like there will never be an end to this madness ?

Dr. B has an M.S. in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Neuropsychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in two states. She completed a post doctoral certificate in Medical Neuroscience from Duke University.

Her expertise is in working with at-risk teens, those struggling with anxiety or depression, and working with families to find solutions to get them back on track.

Are you frozen by fear? Feel like your living in the twilight zone?
Dr B can help you get through the haze and get the help and answers you need!

AND always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Stories that no one covered from the weekend!

Kimberly Morin, Gun Range

All those stories released from Friday to Sunday the press hoped no one would cover.

New Hampshire conservative independent writer and activist, Kimberly Morin joins Joe to discuss today’s political issues from a “New England” viewpoint.

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

I pledge allegiance to My Queers?

A California school district says they are investigating a video that purportedly shows a teacher telling students to pledge allegiance to a gay pride flag.

The teacher, whose identity cannot be confirmed, boasted about removing the American flag from her classroom during the China virus pandemic.

“I took it down during COVID because it made me uncomfortable. I packed it away and don’t know where and I can’t find it yet,” the teacher said in a now-viral TikTok video.

This is yet another example of how radical leftists have turned our classrooms into propaganda camps. I wrote extensively about this in my book, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.”

The teacher said students are required throughout the school to take part in the pledge every afternoon.

“I always tell my class stand if you feel like it, don’t stand if you don’t feel like it,” she said. “My class decided to stand and not say the words.”

One student pointed out that there was no American flag to pledge allegiance to in the classroom. 

“I tell this kid we do have a flag in the class that you can pledge allegiance to,” the giggling teacher said, pointing at the Gay Pride flag.

In a separate TikTok post, the unidentified teacher was decked out in rainbow color while she recited, “I pledge allegiance to the queers.”

Among those outraged by the teacher’s behavior was former Trump administration official Richard Grenell.

“What kind of parent would allow their child to be taught by this wacko,” the openly gay pundit said. “Why are parents turning their kids over to someone they don’t know. I’d like to talk to people who think this is good.”

as per School district spokesperson Annette Franco 

Story continues at: My Queers

Religious Exemptions don’t count?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Passengers and crew onboard a Qantas Boeing 737-800, flight number QF735 from Sydney to Adelaide at Sydney Airport on September 24, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Flights from Sydney to Adelaide have resumed after the South Australian government's decision to lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for NSW residents. From Thursday 24 September, travellers from New South Wales are able to enter South Australia without having to go into a mandatory 14-day quarantine. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

American Airlines announced that those who have not been vaccinated due to religious purposes will be placed on unpaid leave starting next month due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

Pilots, flight attendants, gate agents and airport customer service agents who interact with customers who are granted those exemptions can return to work “once the pandemic meaningfully recedes,” United said, without specifying the time frame.

According to CNBC, Airlines’ approaches to encourage vaccination rates of their staff have varied. Delta Air Lines is imposing a $200 surcharge on unvaccinated employees’ company health care premiums. Delta, American Airlines and Alaska Airlineswill end pay protections for unvaccinated employees who contract or are exposed to Covid-19.

“We know some of you will disagree with this decision to require the vaccine for all United employees. But, we have no greater responsibility to you and your colleagues than to ensure your safety when you’re at work,” CEO Scott Kirby said in a letter to employees, adding, “The facts are crystal clear: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated.”

United has not announced a time frame of this unpaid leave, which is going to result in United Airlines employees questioning their return to work date.

Conservative author Melissa Tate spoke out against this mandate on Twitter:

“United Airlines airline’s employees who have been denied their religious exemption must have a class action lawsuit,” said Tate. “The constitution grants inalienable right to religion freedom & exercise. Big pharma & big corporations don’t get to take that away.”

According to The Blaze, at the time, the airline noted that it would grant exemptions to the vaccine mandate for religious and personal beliefs as well as for medical reasons. It was the implication that those who applied for the exemptions would not only be able to refuse the vaccine but also be able to keep their jobs. But with the new measure, United appears determined to force unvaccinated employees out.

Story continues at: Religious Exemption

Menstrual Products for EVERYONE!

California public schools and colleges would have to stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under legislation sent Thursday to Gov. Gavin Newsom as women’s rights advocates push nationwide for affordable access to pads, tampons and other items.

The bill by Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia builds on her 2017 law requiring low-income schools in disadvantaged areas to provide students with free menstrual products.

Several other states were considering or have required free menstrual products in public schools, according to advocacy group Women’s Voices for the Earth. Purdue University in Indiana decided last year to offer free feminine hygiene products in campus bathrooms.

Garcia also had prompted California to follow the lead of at least 10 states by exempting menstrual products from sales taxes, which she said cost women a collective $20 million a year as other health items like erectile dysfunction medication were exempt.

The advocacy group says more than half the states still tax menstrual products as a “luxury” item. Worldwide, many countries have eliminated such taxes, including Britain, Australia, Canada and India.

The new California legislation expands the 2017 law to grades 6 to 12, community colleges and the California State University and University of California systems, starting in the 2022-23 school year. It encourages private schools and colleges to follow suit.

There were no registered opponents and few opposition votes.

“Often periods arrive at inconvenient times. They can surprise us during an important midterm, while playing with our children at a park, sitting in a lobby waiting to interview for a job, shopping at the grocery store, or even standing on the Assembly floor presenting an important piece of legislation,” Garcia said in a statement.

Convenient access, she said, “would alleviate the anxiety of trying to find a product when out in public.”

She said her measure was inspired by Scotland, which last year declared access to menstrual products to be a human right and required public places to provide them free of charge.

Ideally, Garcia said, menstrual products would be as common in restrooms as toilet paper and paper towels.

Story continues at:  Menstrual Products 

Suicides on the rise in police departments! Not Cool!

As Simone Biles demonstrated, even individuals known for exhibiting steadiness and strength sometimes need to sideline themselves and seek help. While Biles reemerged to win a bronze medal, four police officers on duty during the Capitol insurrection will never be heard from again. This crushing reality, coupled with the recruiting and retention crisis in American law enforcement, warrants urgent action to promote officer wellness.

Much remains to be learned about the degree to which the traumatic Jan. 6 experiences of the four officers may have contributed to their deaths by suicide. The outnumbered officers at the Capitol would ideally draw sustenance from being celebrated as heroes by most Americans and receiving a Congressional Gold Medal. They could also be devastated by how some national leaders minimized and distorted the events of that day, with some going so far as to blame the FBI.

Regardless of what may have led to these four officer deaths, the urgency of improving officer wellness is clear. Here’s one disturbing fact: there were 174 officer suicides in 2020, making officers more likely to die from suicide than in the line of duty — even as shootings of officers increase.

Rising vacancies are another warning signal. From April 2020 to April 2021, officer retirements increased 45 percent, a trend that shows no sign of abating.

Despite the pressing need, a Council on Criminal Justice Task Force on Policing brief on officer wellness noted that only 29 percent of police departments have wellness programs or trainings. The review also found that long shifts — 13 hours instead of 10 hours — result not just in fatigue, induced in part by sleep deprivation, but also significantly lower performance, including slower reaction time and more complaints. Shrinking police ranks could lead to longer shifts for the officers who remain, potentially precipitating more errors and misconduct.

In addition, there is evidence showing a link between compromised wellness and impacts on officers’ families and community interactions. While more research is needed, one correlational study suggests that PTSD could account for up to 46 percent of cases of excessive force.

Story continues at: Suicide

Can Florida keep the mask mandate?

The U.S. Department of Education is opening an investigation into whether a ban on mask mandates for schools by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis discriminates against students with disabilities.

The department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will probe the Florida rule which currently allows parents to decide whether to have their child wear a mask to school.

The investigation was announced in a letter sent to Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran from Suzanne Goldberg, the acting assistant secretary for civil rights for the education department.

“I write to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is opening a directed investigation into whether the Florida Department of Education may be preventing school districts in the state from considering or meeting the needs of students with disabilities as a result of Florida’s policy that requires public schools and school districts to allow parents or legal guardians to opt their child out of mask mandates designed to reduce the risk to students and others of contracting COVID-19 in school,” Goldberg wrote.

Goldberg also stated in the letter that the investigation will “focus on whether, in light of this policy, students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are prevented from safely returning to in-person education, in violation of Federal law.

“OCR is concerned that Florida’s policy requiring public schools and school districts to allow parents to opt their children out of mask mandates may be preventing schools in Florida from meeting their legal obligations not to discriminate based on disability and from providing an equal educational opportunity to students with disabilities who are at heightened risk of severe illness from COVID-19,” Goldberg added in the letter.

On Friday, one day after a Florida state judge ruled against a ban on school mask policies, Florida’s 1st District Court reinstated the stay and upheld DeSantis’ ban preventing rules requiring face coverings from being implemented in schools across the state.

Story continues at: Discriminates Disabilities

9/11 Heroes 20 years later!

On September 11th,  I’m reminded of the great sacrifices others have made for my freedom. Being asked to speak at an event was a great honor, not considering myself heroic by any stretch of the imagination.

I got to thinking… What makes someone a hero? What is a hero? How do you identify a hero? And let’s not confuse Heroism with Bravery!!!! Some say a hero is born and not made. I say a HERO is made, by the examples they see and touch them throughout their lives.

A hero is not someone with extra human strength or special abilities. A hero, in the simplest form, is someone who puts others before themselves. NO MATTER WHAT THE RISK!!!  Or NOTORIETY. Or personal gain.

To steal a phrase from a “geeky” movie, when “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one”. That is the thought process of a HERO.

With the recent an ongoing damage being done by hurricanes in the south we will see many heroes and hear many hero stories surfacing over the coming days, please keep praying for them and their families that those first responders and heroes will not see their families and loved one for days and some will never be seen again!

Most people think of the superhero, the knight in shining armor rescuing the damsel, or the soldier overseas. I want to bring it closer to home as well. Not a larger than life person. Some want to go right to a mother or a father (parental love is very strong). Who comes to mind, for me?? Teachers, public safety officials, healthcare personal, fire fighter, police, military service personnel, hard working and under-appreciated frontline workers.

Community leaders who also make great sacrifices of time and family for the greater good of the community as a whole. People who make this community, city, state, country, and world… a place you want to be part of. What’s the motive?? Fame, fortune (HA!)  How about to simply help society and others!

Not only the war heroes but their parents, spouses, children, brothers and sisters who in an act of selflessness bid their loved ones goodbye never really knowing if they will ever see them again BUT understanding it’s for the greater good and safety of US all. And ALL of us owe them honor and gratitude.

When you think of those who sacrifice for the greater good who do YOU think of!?!?!?

Abraham Lincoln…fought slavery…   Roosevelt, Truman…dropped the bomb to stop the war…   John Kennedy…the Bay of Pigs…
Who comes to mind, for me…..   Rosa Parks…standing for others…   Martin Luther King… Civil rights… Ronald Reagan .. “tear down this wall..”…  Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi

Those are among the many big ones!

What about the ones around us the everyday, but not ordinary, Heroes…

Today this country will mark what is considered one of our darkest hours next to Pearl Harbor. In that dark hour, we should look at the light that overcomes the darkness… THOSE HEROES… men and women that ran toward when others ran away…

Inside the World Trade Center, there are many hero stories. One man who could have saved himself but stayed until the end at the side of his quadriplegic friend. A beloved priest died giving the last rites to a firefighter. Two office workers, finding a disabled stranger, carried her down 68 floors to safety… these are true heroes.

To the group of moms and dads who get up early on Saturday morning to go out and fix the sports fields their kids play on so that ALL the children can be safe…

And to the parents that spend the time with their children involved and active in their lives even at the LOUD objections of that child for their greater good…

Locally… the police and firefighters who put their lives on the line every day to protect people they don’t even know, a youth counselor staying with a child in crisis averting a possible suicide, the men and woman who deliver meals to the elderly… These are true heroes too.

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes, colors, races, religion.

I salute all of you today! Thank you for your service!

I pray daily for your safety and that God’s angels would be camped around and about to protect and keep you, and that He comfort and bless you and your families for the daily sacrifice you make…

ESPECIALLY this year with many of you are being attacked, there are MANY of us that want to thank you for your service and I thank all of you for your time. Republican, Democrat, Independent, AMERICANS alike…

Weekly Wrap Up of stories needing closure!

Joe revisits all the crazy stories of the week that need closure.

From crazy college stories, Looking for Kamala. Has anyone found Joey B’s pacifier?

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

20 years after 9/11 Do you remember?

Joe takes a look back at 9/11
What came out of it?

Do you even REALLY remember?

Are we safer?

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Sonja Schmidt on issues of the day! REAL Systemic racism!

Sonja Schmidt joins Joe to discuss issues of the day!

Political activist and commentator Sonja Schmidt in to discuss:
REAL systemic racism exists!
Is Black face different from Black Ape face…

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

CIA Operatives say withdrawal is a catastrophic failure

CIA operatives who were the first boots on the ground behind Taliban lines after the Sept. 11 attacks believe President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was “catastrophically mismanaged,” according to an author telling their story.

The author telling Team Alpha operatives’ story in his new book, “First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11,” Toby Harnden, told Fox News that former CIA officers are carrying a burden of sadness over the deadly withdrawal.

“There is a deep sense of sadness among former CIA officers about the desperate situation in Afghanistan and the return to power of the Taliban, a movement of medieval brutality,” Harnden said.

“The consensus among the Team Alpha members is that the decision to withdraw U.S. forces completely was a mistake and that the evacuation of Kabul was catastrophically mismanaged,” he continued.

“As they were 20 years ago, the six living members of Team Alpha are focused on what they feel is their current mission – to get those who fought with them in 2001, and their families, out of Afghanistan before the Taliban slaughter them,” Harnden said in an email to Fox News.

“Some of the former officers are spending almost every waking hour fielding WhatsApp calls, receiving photos of documents, and compiling lists for evacuations by private companies and NGOs,” he continued.

Harnden added that Shannon Spann, the widow of the first post-9/11 American casualty, CIA paramilitary officer and former Marine officer Mike Spann, with whom she had three children and “herself a former CIA officer, has also been deeply involved in these rescue efforts.”

Harnden added in a phone interview on Wednesday that the surviving team members are active in the administrative side of the rescue efforts with some members still affiliated with the CIA being potentially more directly involved.

Harnden said his book chronicles the eight “elite warriors, linguists and tribal experts” of Team Alpha in their mission in October 2001, a month following the Sept. 11 attacks.

Story continues at: CIA Operatives

AOC no women – just menstruating persons

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was roundly mocked on Twitter for using the term “menstruating person” instead of women in a recent interview.

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez appeared on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” to discuss Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statements on the Texas Heartbeat Act which prohibits abortions after six weeks. She claimed that the law was actually not “about supporting life” and instead was about controlling “women’s bodies” as well as “any menstruating person.”

“None of this is about supporting life. What this is about is controlling women’s bodies, & controlling people who are not cisgender men. This is about making sure that someone like me as a woman or any menstruating person in this country cannot make decisions over their own body,” she said.

After the interview aired, Twitter users mocked the congresswoman for insisting on the term “menstruating person” while also using the term “woman.”

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch tweeted “Hard to argue that this is an attack on women when you simultaneously abort their existence with “menstruating person.”

Outkick founder Clay Travis discussed the interview on his podcast with Buck Sexton. “It’s mind-blowing how broken the logic is for people like #AOC.  And you can even hear her in her head thinking about — instead of just saying ‘woman’, she’s thinking ‘menstruating person,’” Travis said.

Daily Wire reporter Michael Knowles also joked “In the spirit of compromise, I’m fine with an exception to the law for all ‘menstruating persons.’”

CNN producer Allison Hedges praised the interview.

“WATCH: @AOC eviscerates @GregAbbott_TX on the Texas abortion ban. ‘I’m sorry we have to break down Biology 101 on national television, but in case no one has informed him…six weeks pregnant means two weeks late for your period,'” she tweeted.

Following the interview, Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her use of the term “menstruating people.”

“Not just women! Trans men & non-binary people can also menstruate. Some women also *don’t* menstruate for many reasons, including surviving cancer that required a hysterectomy. GOP mad at this are protecting the patriarchal idea that women are most valuable as uterus holders,” she tweeted. “Trans, two-spirit, and non-binary people have always existed and will always exist. People can stay mad about that if they want, or they can grow up.”

Story continues at: Menstruating Persons

Teacher resigns after refusing to salute only American Flag

A Missouri teacher who said he was told to remove a Pride flag and not discuss topics related to sexual identity has resigned and filed a lawsuit against the school district.

John M. Wallis, who had recently been hired at Neosho Junior High School to teach speech, theater and world mythology, argued in a lengthy Twitter thread over the weekend that school administrators “chose to believe the bigotry of parents over their building’s teacher.”

“To say I am devastated is an understatement,” the 22-year-old added.

Wallis went on to say that a parent initially complained after he displayed a Pride flag on his bookshelf and a sign reading, “In This Classroom EVERYONE is Welcome.”

“This was an attempt to make my classroom more open and welcoming for all of my students, and nothing was ever taught about the flag because it stood there as a reflection of my classroom as a safe space for my LGBTQIA+ students,” he wrote on Twitter.

Wallis, who said the parent claimed “I was going to teach their child to be gay,” added that he was “then instructed to take my flag and signs down.”

“This of course prompted students to ask why, and I answered truthfully while expressing that, if students had a problem with who I was, there were other open classes,” he wrote, adding that the conversation “led to three or more calls from parents accusing me of pushing my agenda in the classroom.”

Wallis said he ultimately decided to resign after the school district asked him to sign a letter “that stated I would not discuss human sexuality or my own personal sexuality in the classroom and could have no displays or coursework on those subjects.”

According to a copy of the letter shared with the Springfield News-Leader, district Superintendent Jim Cummins wrote, “Our classrooms cannot become a personal platform for pushing one’s personal agenda. Your position in the Neosho School District is to teach speech and drama classes.”

“If you are unable to present the curriculum in a manner that keeps your personal agenda on sexuality out of your narrative and the classroom discussions, we will ultimately terminate your employment,” Cummins reportedly added.

Story continues at: Pride Flag Salute

Kaye – On the Issues of the day!

Radio host, Andrea Kaye joins Joe to discuss some of the hot issues of the day!

Forced Vaxx’s Systemic Racism proved, are Democrats the real racist!
Will those that assaulted Larry Elder be prosecuted?

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Another Recall in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles District Attorney is being recalled after less than 6 mos in office. LA DA George Gascon has allowed crime in Los Angeles to rise over 300% in less than a year. WHY? How hard can this be?

Assistant DA Jonathan Hatami joins Joe to discuss his suit against the DA and why Gascon needs to be replaced.

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Systemic Racism on Display in California!

Joe discusses issues of the day special guest, Alfonzo Rachel host of the ZOpium Den, Anti-Fuddy Duddy Bible Study, and the ZO Loft. talking the attacks on our Constitutional rights, and more!

Did you see the blatant systemic racism on display in California, we did!

AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!

Obama’s traded Taliban prisoners are now in charge! NO GOOD!

Four out of five Guantanamo detainees whom former President Barack Obama released in exchange for former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2014 now hold senior positions in the interim government created by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

According to the Afghan television network TOLOnews, the Taliban-formed government gave leadership positions to Khairullah Khairkhwa, Norullah Noori, Abdul Haq Wasiq, and Mohammad Fazl; all of whom were released in a 2014 deal between the Obama administration and the Taliban to free Bergdahl, whom the Taliban had held as a prisoner since 2009.

On Tuesday, the Taliban announced that Khairkhwa would serve as acting minister for information and culture, Noori would serve as acting minister of borders and tribal affairs, Wasiq would serve as acting director of intelligence, and Fazl would serve as deputy defense minister.

Wasiq will reprise his role as the Taliban’s intelligence director, previously serving in the role prior to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Wasiq had close tied to al Qaeda while he was serving in that position at the time.

Thomas Joscelyn, a senior fellow for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), noted that Fazl will also return to his role as deputy defense minister. “U.S. officials found that Fazl worked with senior al Qaeda personnel, including Abdel Hadi al Iraqi, one of Osama bin Laden’s chief lieutenants,” Joscelyn wrote in a tweet. “Al Iraqi is still held at Guantanamo.”

Late last month, following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, the Taliban announced that Mohammad Nabi Omari, another former Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (GTMO) detainee with close ties to al Qaeda, would govern Khost Province.

Story continues at: Prisoner Exchange

Biden Approval Crashes!

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures while referencing President Donald Trump at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The approval ratings of President Joe Biden “overall and on his handling of major issues, have all fallen, dramatically in some cases,” according to the latest Economist/YouGov poll, which was released Wednesday.

Just 39% approve of Biden’s overall job performance and a near majority (49%) disapprove; the 10-point negative rating is the first time Biden has been underwater during his eight-month presidency, according to the poll results.

The collapse in the overall approval rating represents a six-point drop in just one week, and Democrats were even more inclined to drop their approval in a nine-point swing, from 86% down to 77%

“There are many reasons for Biden’s slump: economic concerns, the continuing COVID-19 surge and restrictions, reminders of past terrorist attacks, and the difficulties that arose in the pullout from Afghanistan,” YouGov pollsters wrote in their analysis.

The swift Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and the resulting chaos, plus the deaths of 13 U.S. service members in a suicide attack, might have worked to erode support where Biden had long had solid approval ratings: the COVID-19 pandemic response.

“For the first time, a greater share of Americans disapprove (45%) of Biden’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic than approve (42%),” according to the pollsters. “This week, just 40% approve of the president’s handling of jobs and the economy, while 47% disapprove. In previous weeks, more usually have approved than have disapproved.”

The downward trend on Biden’s job approval is matched by American citizens growing more pessimistic and saying they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Just 26% believe the U.S. is headed in the right direction, which is a 13-point drop from the June 5-9 YouGov poll.

A supermajority of American citizens (60%) say the country is on the wrong track, which is up from 48% in that same June iteration of the poll.

“Here, too, Democrats’ positive sentiment has declined steeply,” the pollsters wrote. “Their sense that the country is headed in the right direction dropped nine points this week, to 51% from 60% a week earlier. Just 9% of Republicans and 21% of Independents today think the country is headed in the right direction. Two-thirds of Independents (66%) and 85% of Republicans say it is off on the wrong track. So do one-third of Democrats (35%).”

The Economist survey conducted by YouGov polled 1,500 American adult citizens Sept. 4 – 7 and the result has a margin of error of about 2.8 percentage points.

Story continues at: Approval Crashing

Moore Declares Osama WON!

Left-leaning filmmaker Michael Moore asserts that Osama bin Laden “won” due to the United States’ condition of disarray following the exit from Afghanistan.

“In death,” Moore wrote, “he is able to see the fruits of his labor. We, his mortal enemy, are in disarray, seriously at war with ourselves. It is the first time that a species has decided to eliminate itself. That’s real terrorism.”

On Substack, Moore published the headline “In The End, Bin Laden Won.” Moore wrote in the piece that he visited the Taliban to see how they acted in 1999. Two years later, on Sept. 11, 2001, two planes hit and destroyed the World Trade Center.

Moore, speaking on behalf of bin Laden, argued that the al-Qaida leader “sought to bankrupt us — financially, politically, spiritually. And to kill more of us. And get us to wipe out our American Dream.”

“He also wanted to neuter our military,” Moore continued, “and show the world that we could be defeated by men in caves who possessed nary a single fighter jet, or a Blackhawk helicopter or a can of napalm to their name. He knew it would be easy to make us impotent.”

Moore wrote that bin Laden knew the Sept. 11 attacks would draw the U.S. into a 20-year war, and that killing him was only a symbolic victory.

“Killing him, disbanding al-Qaeda, may have made it look like we won. But in death, he is able to see the fruits of his labor. We, his mortal enemy, are in disarray, seriously at war with ourselves. Violence looms with us every day,” the filmmaker continued.

Pivoting away from bin Laden, Moore went on to what he called our country’s neglect of “true” terror: capitalism and climate change.

“Capitalism, an economic system that is built on greed and thievery and kills people who must live in flooded basement apartments, and…what we call ‘climate’ — but the window to reverse that has now closed, and our only chance to stop the climate catastrophe, an historic extermination event, from getting worse is now the decision we face.”

Story continues at: Osama Won!