The Morning Report 5/17/24

Good morning, kids. Seems like there are a lot of cornered rats out there and while in a certain sense, it gives me cause to be somewhat optimistic, as we all know, cornered rats have no alternative but to strike out directly and violently.

Let’s look to the international front. First, Slovak PM Fico while in serious condition is expected to live after an assassination attempt. Fico has been a powerful, vocal and influential opponent of globalist adventurism in the Ukraine-Russia war. Considering support for intervening on behalf of Ukraine is collapsing here and abroad, well, QED.

Second, this news is another massive shot across the bow at the globalists:

The Netherlands will finally get the right wing government its people voted for, and some of the toughest border control in the Western World after veteran populist and Islam sceptic Geert Wilders got the agreement of coalition partners to form a cabinet.

Geert Wilders, who has lived under strict round-the-clock police protection since 2004 over threats to his life by Islamists hailed the success of months-long negotiations between four right wing parties in the Netherlands to form a new government. “The sun will shine again in the Netherlands… The Netherlands will be ours again” he said in celebration of the development. The documents were presented to the Dutch King on Thursday afternoon. . . 

. . . Wilders has promised major reform on immigration, a priority area for his party and for others in the coalition, and the 26-page provisional document makes clear the enormous scope of change to the migration system envisioned, with laundry list of planned changes bullet-pointed. Laying out the ground for a programme that could make any pro-border control conservative envious, the document states in its preamble: … The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe with [rapid and persistent population growth caused by] migration, which puts pressure on housing, care, education and financial resources, and on social cohesion in our country… Concrete steps are being taken towards the strictest admission regime for asylum and the most comprehensive package to control migration ever. The entire asylum and migration system is being reformed…

Remember, Wilders and other sane, rational politicians in other European nations have been railing against the insanity of mass legal immigration from countries, in particular Islamic, that have all but destroyed the indigenous cultures in which they now reside. Can you say “colonization?” Sure, I knew you could! 

Of course, the rejection of Judeo-Christian, family-oriented values reflected in plummeting birth rates and the embracing of anything and everything goes free love, feminism, and all the rest of the degeneracy since the swinging 60s didn’t help things. And now we have mass illegal migration on top of it that western governments are in fact encouraging. So if you oppose it, you’re a fascistic, bigoted, white supremacist Nazi.

And that gives any globalist government the right to shut you up and shut you down. Like in Germany:

German authorities conducted a search on Thursday at locations connected to Petr Bystron of Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Bystron, a leading candidate in the upcoming EU elections and a current Bundestag member, is under investigation over allegations regarding financial bribes from Russian officials. The accusations hinge on purported illicit funds from Russia via the sanctioned news platform Voice of Europe.

After the revocation of his parliamentary immunity by the Bundestag, numerous prosecutors and police officers carried out searches across Bystron’s public offices, as well as in three Bavarian counties and a property in the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Evidence in the form of documents and data carriers was seized for evaluation. . . Seen as a significant threat to the globalist German political establishment, AfD has been surging in the polls due to widespread frustration in Germany with mass migration.

Doesn’t a lot of these actions and the issues related to them ring true right here? And as we all know, whatever the government can’t do openly, it has paramilitary street thugs who can and will send you the dead fish wrapped in Luca Brasi’s flak jacket.

It’s a hallmark of totalitarian regimes. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote about it in his monumental exploration of the nightmare of totalitarianism, “The Gulag Archipelago”: “The sharp nighttime ring or the rude knock at the door. The insolent entrance of the unwiped jackboots of the unsleeping State Security operatives.” The left has now adopted this tactic in the United States, not for arrests (yet), but to frighten its foes into submission.

The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday that “anti-Israel masked men arrived at the homes of University of Michigan Board of Regents members before dawn on Wednesday to protest and demand the adoption of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) policies, according to the university and the regents.” Why before dawn, when the Regents were least likely to be able to carry on a rational discussion about these issues? Because rational discussion is the last thing these masked thugs want. Like those who made nighttime arrests in the old Soviet Union, they want to terrify their targets and catch them off guard.

Intimidation is the stock-in-trade of the ideologues who regard human freedom as the enemy, and so it is no real surprise that anti-Israel thugs have started using the same tactics in Michigan. One of the regents, Jordan Acker, says that it was, to be more precise, “around 4:40 A.M.” when “a masked intruder came to the door of my family’s home with a list of demands, including defunding the police. My three daughters were asleep in their beds, and thankfully unaware of what transpired.” 

. . . The problem that the university faces is that the groups behind this intimidation tactic include groups that have been coddled and favored on university campuses all over the country for years: the University of Michigan’s Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) chapter, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), and the Transparency, Accountability, Humanity, Reparations, Investment, Resistance (TAHRIR) Coalition. JVP and TAHRIR also demand the “abolishment of policing on campus.”

Yeah, that’s a great idea while you people are running around in the middle of the night and scaring people half to death. All those involved in this who are students should be summarily expelled. But will the University of Michigan have the courage to cut down a plant it has watered and nurtured for years now?

While the estimable Robert Spencer is correct insofar as the universities themselves have “watered” these noxious weeds, for decades now, the water comes not only from the universities and clueless alumni benefactors like Robert Kraft, but from non-governmental actors like Soros who are in point of fact working iron-hand in velvet glove with the junta itself.

Speaking of Robert Kraft, and as a not-entirely unrelated aside, while being shocked – SHOCKED! – by the anti-Semitism of his alma mater Columbia, he hasn’t said anything about the anti-Christian persecution of KC Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker coming from the NFL. The same NFL that coddled and encouraged brillo-headed subpar scrub Colin Kaepernick.

But I digress. Yesterday, I took a shot at Donald Trump for agreeing to walk into a staged public execution masquerading as a presidential debate on junta house propaganda organ XiNN/CNN. But I’m willing to play devil’s advocate (as is my wont!) and say, given the media landscape and everything going on perhaps he felt as if he had to do it lest it redound badly on him. Sometimes his greatest asset, that is his ability to shoot from the hip and land body blows on his opponents, can be an Achilles heel when they don’t. Yet, given the disaster of the past three and a half years on everyone, will one debate with Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants plus Taper and Bash in his corner really make any difference? 

In deciding to debate ex-President Donald Trump on June 27 and Sept. 10, President Biden tacitly admitted he’s losing right now; this is a Hail Mary gambit to turn the race around.

Trump needs to figure out how to seal the deal instead.

That means practicing so he can keep his cool, and pull off a performance more like the second 2020 Biden-Trump faceoff than the first.

Biden’s goal will be to goad Trump into shooting himself in the foot on things like abortion and early voting. . . 

. . . Trump may not see the hidden agenda in Biden’s “democracy” offensive: It’s not just about tempting the ex-prez into bogging down relitigating the 2020 vote, but also a bid to cozen him to keep dumping on early voting — and so depress his own vote total in November. Sorry: Every state- and local-level GOP operative knows they’ve got to maximize their early-vote totals; the Democrats certainly are, and it helped them a lot in 2022 as well as 2020.

Don’t obsess over some abstract principle. Play to win by the rules as they are, or you might as well be Hillary Clinton belatedly whining about the Electoral College after she lost. . . If he instead places his cards calmly and wisely, he could wind up with a crushing win.

Some good points in this essay but that presupposes that Tapper and Bash won’t come after Trump the minute they sense he’s about to deliver a knockout blow, just like Candy Store Crowley came on like an Alpine fat-valanche on Pee-Air Defecto Romney. 

All that said, I concur to a degree that throwing down the gauntlet at Trump appears to be an act of desperation from Biden’s handlers, but the game, just like the last election and likely this one, is pre-rigged. But, Trump himself is the X factor, for better or worse. Then again, there’s this alarming analysis:

Joe Biden suddenly anxious to debate Donald J. Trump seemingly out of the clear blue doesn’t smell right . . .

I preface the following suggestions on the fact that the Left has already demonstrated how elaborately sinister they can be with the election theft of 2020, the staging of January 6 with pipe bombs as “plan B,” and the endless lawfare attempts to incarcerate the former (and hopefully future) President with made-up crimes they’re not even attempting to hide anymore behind a veil of legitimacy. No conspiracy theory is off the table any more, therefore we must all proceed ever so cautiously. We cannot assume everything is as it seems.

One theory is that, failing the first debate miserably and in front of the public, offering a Full Monty view of how badly he would lead the country during the next four years gives the Democrats reason to replace him before or during the convention, not only with the consent of Biden’s former adoring followers but instead with their insistence. 

Another theory is the (il)legal warfare being played against Donald Trump might just time itself ever so fortuitously so that he won’t be able to make it to the debate(s). In fact, he might just be in jail or somehow otherwise confined. Darn the luck, right? This would save Biden from the embarrassment of actually debating Pres. Trump while at the same time proclaiming his heroism by putting up the challenge in the first place, and if Trump weren’t such a criminal, he’d be free to come to the venue, but instead, lookie here at Trump in the jump suit.

Yet another theory, and I’ll end with this one, is that on the condition of having no audience in the debate(s), there would be little collateral damage from a “surprise” terrorist attack that solves two problems at once. 

Remember: we now have experienced things, some the above link describes with crystal clarity, that not even a few short years ago would be akin to tinfoil hat nuttery. And yet, look what has come to pass. Cornered rats, especially those that have the brass ring of absolute power inches from their grubby digits after a century or more of reaching for it at the cost of millions of destroyed lives, are not about to let Trump or any of us unwashed proles deprive them of it.

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On a personal note, this will be my last report until, God-willing, Monday May 27th. I have a final consult with my neurosurgeon later this morning and then the surgery itself on Tuesday. My initial diagnosis is that I have a level 2 to level 3 growth/mass/tumor on my right temporal lobe, just below the skull. Hopefully, the latest MRI I took a week ago will show no significant growth and that 95-97% of it can still be removed with very little risk or complications. If that’s the case, I should be home as early as Thursday, if not Friday. After that, it’s sweating out the pathology/oncology report and what subsequent treatments I might need, but I’ll worry about that later.

Still not feeling any pain or debilitating symptoms, and strangely upbeat. I can’t begin to express my gratitude for all the prayers, love and encouragement over the past three months. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the other side.



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  • Robert Spencer: “The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday that ‘anti-Israel masked men arrived at the homes of University of Michigan Board of Regents members before dawn on Wednesday to protest and demand the adoption of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) policies, according to the university and the regents.’ Why before dawn, when the Regents were least likely to be able to carry on a rational discussion about these issues? Because rational discussion is the last thing these masked thugs want. Like those who made nighttime arrests in the old Soviet Union, they want to terrify their targets and catch them off guard.” In Michigan, Leftists Have Started Knocking on Doors in the Middle of the Night
  • “I think by forcing Biden to this dilemma, the outside folks are in practice hurting him,” a former Trump administration official, granted anonymity in order to speak freely about the matter, told the Daily Caller. “They probably don’t view it that way. They probably view themselves as being trying to be advocates for certain anti-Israel policies. But the net effect of it is, yes, they are undermining Biden by sort of railing against him on this wedge issue.”Obama World’s Fingerprints Are All Over Campus Chaos
  • “The protesters were seen waving ‘Palestinian’ flags while igniting red, black and green smoke bombs (the ‘Palestinian’ flag colors), chanting phrases like “Our Street” and “Free Palestine.” (While supplies last with coupon only – jjs) New York: Pro-“Palestinian” Protesters Block Traffic in Queens for “Nakba Day”
  • “Incidents of anti-Semitic harassment on Harvard campus were elevated to school’s top brass but left unaddressed.” Harvard Ignored Its In-House Anti-Semitism Panel and Failed To Address Student Harassment, Congressional Report Finds
  • “I think the writing is on the wall. Most of the schools that have had to deal with student unrest will obey the dictates of their masters and divest from Israeli companies. If keeping the peace means giving in, that’s what they’ll do. The anti-Semites are winning due to ignorance and stupidity on the part of their contemporaries.”
 48,000 California Student Workers Vote to Strike Due to Protest Crackdowns
  • “Elite universities may come to regret considering ‘Boycott, Divest, Sanction’ proposals for their endowments.” A Dangerous Road




  • David Harsanyi: “There is no legal reason to withhold the audio, only a political one.” If Joe Biden is “Sharp as Ever,” Why is He Trying to Suppress the Hur Audio?
  • “The absence of a legitimate need for the audio recordings lays bare your likely goal—to chop them up, distort them, and use them for partisan political purposes,” Edward N. Siskel, counsel to the president, wrote in a letter obtained by The Washington Post. “Demanding such sensitive and constitutionally-protected law enforcement materials from the Executive Branch because you want to manipulate them for potential political gain is inappropriate.” Biden Invokes Executive Privilege to Block Release of Hur Tapes
  • The entertainment lawyer confirmed the associate’s account to POLITICO. Hunter Biden faces two upcoming criminal trials in June — one set to start in less than two days over federal gun charges and the other set to begin on June 20 in California over allegations of tax evasion.Morris is said to be facing severe financial constraints, which could leave Hunter Biden without any means to pay for legal services such as expert witnesses as he heads to trial. In January, Morris admitted to the House Oversight Committee that he had loaned Hunter Biden at least $6.5 million. Hunter Biden’s Sugar Daddy Cuts Him Off




  • A network of left-wing non-profits and foundations are moving to invest heavily in state and local journalism enterprises as Americans increasingly become distrustful of national, corporate media outlets like the New York Times, CNN, and The Washington Post. This network of Democrat-aligned organizations appears to intend to use state and local news outlets to further their campaign of censorship against Republican and conservative lawmakers and media figures. Dem ‘Dark Money’ Is FLOODING State & Local Media
  • “The CNN host who has spent years peddling leftist narratives about Trump is moderating the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden.” Russia Hoaxer Jake Tapper is the Perfect Partisan Hack to Give Biden a Debate Edge


  • “Most major economic indicators continue to show inflation on the rise. Despite a slight month-to-month dip in April, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased at a rate of 3.4 percent annualized. April’s Producer Price Index (PPI) — an essential measure in the eyes of the Federal Reserve — was even more concerning than the CPI data. The PPI numbers showed a re-acceleration in prices, with inflation stubbornly remaining above the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target.” DATA: Half of America’s Small Businesses Say They Won’t Survive a Second Biden Term
  • “Through the free market, Americans have invented more life-changing technology than any other nation in history. Ideas created in the workplace thrived and grew because of the meritocracy that leveled the playing field. The American marketplace must rediscover these truths – that all men and women are created equal. The workplace must treat them as such, restoring the joy of work that comes with accomplishment and merit.” It’s Time to Reclaim the American Workplace



  • Robert Zimmerman: “We now know without question that those accepted wisdoms, enforced by brutal intolerance, were all wrong, and that the blackballed individuals who advocated otherwise were 100% correct.” Another “Rightwing COVID Conspiracy Theory” Proves to be True
  • The Heritage Foundation has called the coverup of the origins of COVID “The Lie of Century.” We agree. This is a scandal of colossal scale, one that requires a complete overhaul of the entire National Institutes of Health. They lied about a weapon that devastated our country. They can’t be allowed to get away with it. (Open to suggestions – jjs) We now know the likely truth about COVID, and how scientists lied








  • In an under-the-radar maneuver, Marianne Malizia, the Air Force’s chief diversity officer, issued a memo Monday informing service members that the Department of the Air Force recognizes June as “LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2024.” In doing so, she claimed the month represents “a time to celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of our force, and to honor the contributions of our LGBTQ+ Airmen, Guardians, and dependents.” Air Force Celebrates ‘Pride Month’ Amidst ‘Worst’ Recruiting Crisis In Modern History
  • Maj. Gen. Joe Arbuckle (USA, Ret.): “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is divisive, as it emphasizes differences, which is opposed to the time-tested military culture emphasizing unity, teamwork, selflessness, sacrifice, and assimilation into the warrior ethos.” Which Makes Better Soldiers: DEI or Assimilation?






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3 comments to “The Morning Report 5/17/24”
  1. Good luck. Tuesday, JJ. Sounds like you are already miles ahead with it at 97% contained. Hopefully the surgeon will be able to carefully lift the lump out without any problem

  2. J.J.

    I usually read your Report late in the day, so I miss the comments.

    I just want to thank you for your writing and analysis each day, and to say you will be in my prayers for the next couple weeks.

    God bless.

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