The Columbia Bugle's Sunday Newsletter
July 4th-July 10th
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July 4th Violence In America’s Cities & The Potential Impact Of Drug Use On Violence
July 4th Violence In America’s Cities & The Potential Impact Of Drug Use On Violence
America has atrophied considerably over the past decades and tragically that reality was on full display in the horrors Americans witnessed this year on the Fourth of July.
Two separate shootings happened on the Fourth of July at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois and a fireworks show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Two police officers were shot during the Philadelphia fireworks show and it resulted in utter chaos in the streets.
Thankfully, both officers survived. Officer Sergio Diggs suffered a grazing wound to the forehead and Deputy John Foster suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Both were treated and discharged from Jefferson University Hospital.
No arrests have been made and Philadelphia Police are unsure whether the shooting “was ricochet from celebratory gunfire” or “intentional."
Of course, the moron Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney immediately seized on the opportunity to use the shooting to promote gun control, letting the mask slip on the Democrats’ real goal, no guns for Americans.
“So, you know, until Americans decide that they want to give up the guns and give up the opportunity to get guns, we’re going to have this problem.”
The Mayor continued, saying that if it were up to him only police officers would have guns, like Canada.
“I was in Canada two weeks ago and never thought about a gun. The only people I knew who had guns in Canada were police officers.”
McKinney added, “That’s the way it should be here.”
Philadelphia, despite having one of the Left’s own in Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner (one of the 75 Soros-backed prosecutors in the U.S.), ranks above the national average in overall crime and violent offenses. Philadelphia even set a record in 2021 with 559 people murdered, the most in the city’s history.
Which is why the Mayor of Philadelphia can’t wait to get the hell out of there.
You might remember Mayor Kenney from the viral video of him dancing like an idiot at the news that Philadelphia had become a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens.
While the shooting in Philadelphia resulted in no fatalities, the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois tragically did.
On the morning of July 4th, Robert Crimo III, dressed in women’s clothing, opened fire at the Highland Park Fourth of July Parade. Crimo murdered six and wounded several others.
According to police, the Highland Park shooter was known to law enforcement.
Just like in the Philadelphia shooting, politicians seized on the opportunity to demand more gun control.
A 2 1/2 year old boy named Aiden McCarthy was left orphaned by the mass shooting. His grandfather says the young boy survived because his father heroically shielded him from the hail of bullets with his own body. A GoFundMe has been set up for the boy and has already raised over three million dollars.
Mass shootings have gone up over the years and as you have seen above, Democrats always respond with their typical demands for more gun control. What’s rarely discussed is the breakdown of our society and the rise in drug use, especially among America’s youth.
Tucker Carlson did a monologue on the Highland Park Shooting on Tuesday and discussed these issues.
As we saw, Crimo was still able to buy firearms legally despite being obviously mentally ill. Now, pause for a second. Why is that? Look at Robert, Bobby Crimo. Would you sell a gun to that guy? Does he seemed like a nutcase? Of course, he does. So, why didn't anyone raise an alarm?
Well, maybe because he didn't stand out. Maybe because there are a lot of young men in America who suddenly look and act a lot like this guy. It's not an attack. It's just true. Like Crimo, they inhabit a solitary fantasy world of social media, porn and video games. Their high on government-endorsed weed. "Smoke some more. It's good for you."
They're numbed by the endless psychotropic drugs that are handed out in every school in the country by crackpots posing as counselors and of course, they're angry. They know that their lives will not be better than their parents. They'll be worse. That's all but guaranteed. They know that. They're not that stupid and yet, the authorities in their lives, mostly women, never stops lecturing them about their so-called privilege. You're male. You're privileged. Imagine that. Try to imagine an unhealthier, unhappier life than that.
So, a lot of young men in America are going nuts. Are you surprised? And by the way, a shockingly large number of them have been prescribed psychotropic drugs by their doctors, SSRI or antidepressants and that would include quite a few mass shooters and keep in mind, again, these drugs are meant to prevent crazy behavior and yet there seems to be a connection.
Tucker Carlson highlighted how SSRIs were promised to make Americans “saner” and “happier.” But these drugs appear to not only be failing on that promise, but perhaps even making things worse.
Tucker Carlson discussed how much the pharmaceutical industry spends on advertising.
Now, how much is that? Well, to put it in some context, Pfizer spent more on advertising in 2020 than it did on research and development.
But it wasn't a bad decision. It was a great decision. Pfizer's revenue doubled last year to more than $81 billion.
Tucker discussing why the MSM is ignoring this.
Tucker Carlson reacting to the Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker’s comments following the Highland Park Shooting.
Disarm the law-abiding. That's the first thing every authoritarian regime does, of course. Make sure the other side can't fight back.
Something has broken in America; you can see the decline everywhere. We’re not the same country. We’re not the same people. If America collapses, it will not be by the hand of an invading army. It will collapse like most empires do, on its own, weary of its own existence.
America’s Independence Day should be a day for celebrating our past, taking pride in our present and being optimistic for our future. Instead, politicians, professors and the mainstream media denigrate our past, sow chaos in our present and doom our future.
America’s past is not simply the past, it is your inheritance. It belongs to you. Do not let our past become fading memories that your grandchildren will never see.
We’ll conclude this section with an Independence Day quote we think about a lot. A quote from the great Teddy Roosevelt on our heritage and the duty we have in preserving it.
We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune...Here we are not ruled over by others, as in the case of Europe; we rule ourselves.... When we thus rule ourselves, we have the responsibilities of sovereigns, not of subjects. We must never exercise our rights either wickedly or thoughtlessly,
Biden’s American Energy Betrayal
On Wednesday, Reuters ran a story about a Biden Administration action that is insane even by their standards.
More than 5 million barrels of oil that were part of a historic U.S. emergency reserves release to lower domestic fuel prices were exported to Europe and Asia last month, according to data and sources, even as U.S. gasoline and diesel prices hit record highs.
Tucker Carlson called for Biden to be impeached and investigated for the move during his monologue on Wednesday.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, more information came out about Biden’s actions with the United States’ Strategic Petroleum Reserve courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon. The Washington Free Beacon reported that the Biden Administration had sold roughly a million barrels from the reserve to a Chinese state-controlled gas giant.
Biden's Energy Department in April announced the sale of 950,000 Strategic Petroleum Reserve barrels to Unipec, the trading arm of the China Petrochemical Corporation. That company, which is commonly known as Sinopec, is wholly owned by the Chinese government.
But it gets worse than that.
[Daniel] Turner also said the decision highlights the Biden family's "relationship with China." Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is tied to Sinopec. In 2015, a private equity firm he cofounded bought a $1.7 billion stake in Sinopec Marketing.
Daniel Turner on the Ingraham Angle.
The Washington Free Beacon highlighted Hunter’s history with the equity firm BHR Partners.
Biden is connected to Sinopec through BHR Partners, a private equity firm he cofounded in 2013. BHR bought a $1.7 billion stake in Sinopec Marketing in 2015. Biden at one point owned a 10 percent stake in BHR Partners through his wholly owned firm, Skaneateles, LLC.
Biden was invested in BHR Partners when the company arranged a deal that allowed state-owned China Molybdenum to buy one of the world's largest supplies of cobalt, a precious metal used to make batteries for electric cars.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer claimed in a New York Times interview in December of last year that Hunter “no longer holds any interest, directly or indirectly, in either BHR or Skaneateles.”
However, nearly four months after that interview the Washington Examiner found that “Chinese and American business records continue to list Hunter Biden as a 10% owner of the Chinese government-linked investment firm BHR Partners.”
What’s the truth? Hard to say since the since the Biden Administration refuses to answer questions about Hunter Biden.
The voicemail in question.
Several members of Congress weighed in.
It’s not like the media has no idea where Hunter Biden is, see if you can spot Hunter Biden at the White House.
On Friday the White House was again asked during a Press Briefing about the Biden Administration’s actions with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
The Biden Administration laughing about rising gas prices.
These actions can’t simply be chalked up to incompetence. These people hate you, they want to humiliate you, and they want to loot and destroy America. Republicans are talking tough right now about looking into these actions, but it will be a betrayal of the American people if this is nothing more than talk. Impeachment should absolutely be pursued, as well as investigations.
Now onto a lighter topic. Well, maybe. Joe Biden on Friday gave a Pro-Abortion speech. And typical for Biden, he managed to make a fool of himself.
Immediately, Biden’s groveling White House minions tried desperately to claim that despite what your lying ears might have heard, what Biden actually said was “let me repeat that line.”
As you can listen here, her claim is complete BS.
Which resulted with her getting ratioed into oblivion.
That didn’t stop the Biden WH from adding “let me repeat the line” to the WH transcript.
Some coping libs on Twitter needed it slowed down a bit for them.
Memes came pouring in on Twitter comparing Biden to Ron Burgundy.
Tucker Carlson mocking Biden.
It wasn’t the only gaffe during Biden’s speech.
And of course Biden had to invoke God in his Pro-Abortion Get Out To Vote Speech.
Well, there’s always Kamala…
Other Stories We’re Tracking
Elon Musk Terminating Twitter Deal
It’s really hard to know what to think of this development right now. Could be a strategic business move. Could be Musk not wanting to deal with the headache of battling the Regime for control of one of their favorite tools. Either way it is disappointing news for now.Musk alleges that Twitter lied about its financial position and the number of fake accounts, deliberately prevented him from using Twitter’s API to evaluate the fake account claims, and refused to disclose its process for suspending accounts that commit anti-woke thoughtcrimes.MORE - SEC filing: Twitter is in material breach of multiple provisions of that Agreement, appears to have made false and misleading representations. https://t.co/XhWsEG1bSxDisclose.tv @disclosetv
Biden’s Border Crisis & Abbott’s Action/Inaction
The Border just keeps getting worse and worse. Breitbart on Tuesday reported that “Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 192,000 migrants who illegally crossed from Mexico in June.” Anyone with eyes can see that this is an invasion, except for Governor Abbott, who has refused to make a formal declaration of invasion so far. This despite the historic legal declaration made by a judge in Texas this week.Senior Fellow @amrenewctr & Former Acting Deputy Secretary Of DHS @KenCuccinelli Discussing The Historic Legal Declaration In Texas Today "This is the first time in American history...a judge of this country has found as a matter of law that the U.S. is being invaded."Almost like…an invasion, right @GregAbbott_TX?BREAKING: We are on scene as a massive single group of approximately 450-500 migrants just crossed illegally into Eagle Pass, TX. It’s one of the largest single groups we’ve ever seen. These huge groups are a massive drain on BP resources & they happen almost daily here. @FoxNews https://t.co/GkVCgfUrmGBill Melugin @BillFOXLAThis is not true, resulting from a cursory read. See our analysis at @amrenewctr: "The original meaning of...“invasion”...encompasses threats...posed by any external group, not just those threats posed by the organized forces of a foreign government." americarenewing.com/issues/the-fed…It is clear that the Constitution’s references to “invasion” meant an organized foreign army. The failure at our border is a problem of competency rather than the Constitution... https://t.co/uuzUFJwSb8Jonathan Turley @JonathanTurleyBREAKING: Statement just released by @russvought and @KenCuccinelli on @GovAbbott's new border Executive Order. No significant changes to current policy. This is still catch and release.Enough with the games. Formally declare that there is an invasion happening on the Texas border and secure it! https://t.co/qdJndEmy8iAuthorizing @TexasGuard & @TxDPS to return illegal immigrants to the border. While President Biden refuses to do his job & enforce immigration laws, TX is taking unprecedented action to protect Americans & secure our southern border. https://t.co/WA89aMfrcOGov. Greg Abbott @GovAbbott
Tim Ryan Fleeing Biden
With Biden’s poll numbers cratering, Democrat candidates are keeping their distance in order to survive what is looking like a potential Red Wave in November. One of those Democrats hiding from Biden is Ohio Senate Candidate Tim Ryan.Tucker Carlson & @JDVance1 Call Out Ohio Democrat Senate Candidate & Total Fraud @TimRyan For Refusing To Campaign With Joe Biden Tucker: "Shouldn't he be required to campaign with Joe Biden?"
MTG On NATO & Ukraine
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene discussing on her show MTG Live what few in Washington dare question: NATO & Ukraine Funding.
NPR Tracking Trump Allies? #DefundNPR
Here is one of our threads this week on the National Public Radio (NPR) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Conservatives have entertained the idea about defunding both NPR and CPB for decades. Unfortunately, actually doing something about it has eluded them. In an upcoming article we will be examine further the funding and projects of both NPR and CPB and make the case for defunding both.
Biden’s Military Purging Heroes
America’s bravest shouldn’t be threatened with the loss of their job for refusing to take the Covid vax. Tucker Carlson & Representative Matt Gaetz interviewed some of heroes.Episode 39 LIVE: Biden’s Military Purge (feat. Active Duty Service Members) – @Firebrand_Podrumble.comEpisode 39 LIVE: Biden’s Military Purge (feat. Active Duty Service Members) – Firebrand with Matt GaetzToday on FIREBRAND: Rep. Matt Gaetz interviews 3 active duty service members standing up against Biden’s military vax mandate to discuss how the mandates have negatively impacted morale, encouraged reBiden's military is purging heroes like Air Force Master Sergeant Nick Kupper. @RepThomasMassie, @RepChipRoy, and I are committed to fighting this injustice against patriots. "I was on Matt Gaetz's podcast (@Firebrand_Pod), and he's definitely been fighting for us." –MSgt KupperService members like Air Force Master Sergeant Nick Kupper, who have been separated from the military for refusing an experimental vaccine, ought to be restored with their pay and rank.Master Sergeant Nick Kupper to Rep. Gaetz: “While [the military under the Biden Admin] determined our religious beliefs are sincerely held, they determined that even as strong as our beliefs are, they're not as strong as the government's desire to vaccinate all of us.” https://t.co/NdXiNiiCNVRep. Matt Gaetz @RepMattGaetz
Feds Working At Twitter
This whole thread and article are must reads. Scott Horton did a great interview with the author about it as well.Thread🧵 Twitter is hiring a TON of FBI agents. Searching employment websites, it is clear Twitter has been extensively recruiting from the FBI, employing a dozen former feds. My new @MintPressNews investigation explores why and what this means for us. mintpressnews.com/twitter-hiring…mintpressnews.comThe Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter Is Hiring an Alarming Number of FBI AgentsAlan Macleod investigates the alarming number of former FBI agents and government spooks being hired by Twitter.7/1/22 Alan MacLeod on the Alarming Number of Ex-FBI Agents Working at Twitterlibertarianinstitute.org7/1/22 Alan MacLeod on the Alarming Number of Ex-FBI Agents Working at Twitter | The Libertarian InstituteDownload Episode. Scott talks with Alan MacLeod about the reporting he’s done on the surprising number of former FBI agents who have joined the content moderation department at Twitter. He runs through some specific examples of people who have spent their careers working for the Bureau before pivo…
The Dutch Farmers Protest
The Dutch Farmers Protest, like the Canadian Truckers Protest, has inspired freedom-loving patriots around the world. For a quick breakdown of what’s happening, watch Tucker Carlson’s interview with Eva Vlaardingerbroek..@EvaVlaar Joins Tucker Carlson Tonight To Discuss The Dutch Farmers Protest Against Their Government's Radical Climate Change Agenda Eva: "Farmers are hardworking, God-fearing and especially self-sufficient people that are just standing in the way of their globalist agenda."
Shutdown DC Psychos
Are you doing your part?Antifa activists @ShutDown_DC are trying to harass Supreme Court Justices. Everyone should flood their account until they give up.DC Service Industry Workers... If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details! We'll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they're still there 30 mins after your message.NEW: Justice Brett Kavanaugh had to exit through the rear of Morton's on Wednesday night after DC protestors showed up out front. A Morton's rep told me: "Politics … should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner." https://t.co/wlA4J2nxYW https://t.co/jpsfhB3JVoDaniel Lippman @dlippman
Interesting Reads Of The Week
Revolver News: How Joe Biden Is Using the Controversial Title IX Program to Destroy Innocent Men on College Campuses
The new Biden regulations, which total more than 700 pages, once again encourage a single-investigator model that is tailor-made for de facto activists. Once these activists become “investigators”, they can then deliver verdicts motivated more by anti-male ideology and feminist animus than evidence. Biden’s rules also remove any right for accused students to confront or cross-examine their accusers. In fact, accused students don’t even have the right to see all the evidence against them; they are only granted a right to see a “description” of the evidence.
And as an added bonus, the new rules may make it a presumptive Title IX violation to “misgender” a person by failing or refusing to use their “preferred pronouns.”
Alex Berenson’s Substack: Hello Twitter
The parties have come to a mutually acceptable resolution. I have been reinstated. Twitter has acknowledged that my tweets should have not led to my suspension at that time.Trump’s Truth Of The Week
The settlement does not end my investigation into the pressures that the government may have placed on Twitter to suspend my account. I will have more to say on that issue in the near future.
Natalie Winters & Raheem Kassam’s Report In The National Pulse: Top New Biden Staffer Defended Underage, Gay Prostitution Website Raided By Feds In Jaw-Dropping 2015 Article
A recent, high-level hire at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy defended a controversial gay prostitution website with a track record of allowing children to be promoted for sexual services on the platform,
Pedro Gonzalez’s Op-Ed In Newsweek: NATO Has Become The Very Thing It Was Created To Fight
The greatest threat Americans face is not the foreign autocrat; it is the ideologue at home singing paeans to "democracy" who is willing to make Americans pay any cost, wage any war, and expend unlimited amounts of blood and treasure in the name of universalist values that rob everyone, here and abroad, of sovereignty.
Libs Of Tik Tok’s Substack: The Left's Alarming Push To Sever The Parent-Child Relationship Has Hit The Medical Industry
The Left’s agenda to groom your children has taken another turn. Various states across America have begun implementing laws and policies to allow children to make healthcare decisions without a parent or guardian’s consent — and the medical industry is promoting it. Many of these states are using these new laws to allow for drastic medical decisions to be made without parental consent including hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery, and medicated mental health treatment.
Julie Kelly’s Piece In American Greatness: Another January 6 Lie: No ‘Armed Mob’
But there was no such thing as an “armed mob” let alone one “armed to the teeth with firearms.” This is yet another in a long string of falsehoods fabricated by the regime and dutifully echoed in the news media and “conservative” opinion sites. As I’ve asked over and over, if January 6 was so bad, why do they have to keep lying about it?