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Good News Friday: 08/05/22
August 5, 2022
Did you feel it?
It wasn't an earthquake but it was a strong tremor.
Tuesday's primary elections in five states produced some stunning results. They highlighted numerous lessons that must be repeated.
And they lead us down the road to taking back our country from the Communist global elites.
We have always told you this was going to be a long slog. Reforming elections is a state by state, county by county, precinct by precinct, battle, and there is nothing simple or easy about it. The first step is knowing we have been cheated. The second is fighting for paper ballots, hand-counted, and real voter identification, while doing the best we can to elect people who are strong, determined, honest, resilient, and who are committed to fight the battle within their states.
We are off to a good start by selecting many great representatives of the people in this primary season.
On Tuesday in five states, we were outspent in some races by a margin of 10-1. The entire left AND the Elite Republicans descended on these states with boxes of cash to push out personal attacks on the candidates. They cheated. There was fraud. They were STILL counting in Washington and Arizona two days after the election.
However, on Election Day, Republicans won by 70% to 30%. Sensible, frustrated, dubious voters waited until THE day of the election and swamped the machines and the Uniparty's cheating efforts. We can never give up and refuse to vote. It still makes a difference. Tuesday proved it. We must pour out to vote in person on election day to have a chance of winning until we accomplish the reforms needed.
Pray for these candidates. Help them win. We need them desperately.
Kari Lake. Tudor Dixon. Kris Kobach. Mark Finchem. Abe Hamadeh. Mark Finchem. Wendy Rogers. Blake Masters. Kristina Karamo. Eric Schmitt. John Gibbs.
1- DeSantis is leading the way for Republican Governors by showing them how to be brave and bold in protecting their citizens.
QUOTE: In a news conference aired live on Rumble, Facebook, and Twitter, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the immediate suspension of Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren for consistent refusal to enforce certain laws.
Accompanied by county sheriffs and law enforcment officers, DeSantis said Warren has publicly put himself above the law by signing letters saying he would not enforce riot laws, laws prohibiting sex changes for minors, or laws limiting abortion. DeSantis cited Warren's announcement that he would refuse to enforce any Florida laws limiting abortion in the wake of the Dobbs decision, laws against allowing children to undergo mutilating surgeries, and a consistent record of charges not being brought in violent crime cases.
DeSantis has laid down a marker, refusing to allow any Florida county or municipality to become one of those blue cities overcome by crime and violence due to woke politics and misapplied social justice.
2- Help to elect people who will push back on this ridiculous woke agenda.
QUOTE: Republican state officials are readying plans to punish woke banks which push anti-fossil fuel policies and adhere to so-called environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.
West Virginia announced last week it would bar five major financial institutions, including BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, from entering into banking contracts with the state treasurer's office or any state agency. Each of the five corporations had committed to policies limiting commercial engagement with the fossil fuel industry which paid a whopping $769 million in taxes to West Virginia's state government.
"We're not going to pay for our own destruction, we're not going to subsidize that," West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore told FOX Business during an interview. "They have weaponized our tax dollars against the very people and industry that have generated them to begin with. That is why we're pushing back against this ESG movement."
3- It is hard to understand the magnitude and impact of 400 million people quitting the Chinese Communist Party. But, it is encouraging news.
QUOTE: Chinese entrepreneur Chen Quanhong had one message he wanted to tell to the world: "Tuidang."
It's a Chinese phrase—and it means "quit the Party."
The words were emblazoned on a yellow flag Chen was carrying at a parade in Washington on July 21 to highlight the Chinese communist regime's myriad human rights abuses.
Chen is now one of 400 million Chinese who have renounced their ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliate organizations.
In June, the business owner from China's eastern Shandong Province made a statement formally breaking his ties with the Party, participating in a nearly two-decades-long grassroots movement that has sought to expose the communist regime's history of deceit and killing, and give people an opportunity to disassociate from the entity.
"In China, I was no different from a worm trampled upon by the authoritarian power, not daring to stir a bit," Chen told The Epoch Times. "Only when I came to America did I begin to feel like a person, because finally there's no fear from the communist party."
The Washington parade was the first one of its kind Chen had joined in his 50-plus years of life. It came ahead of a major milestone for the Tuidang movement: 400 million people renouncing their Party affiliations. The number tipped over that mark on Aug. 3.
"400 million—this number is greater than some countries' entire population," Yi Rong, the president of the Global Tuidang Center in Flushing, New York, told The Epoch Times. "With such a large group abandoning the CCP and steering clear from its crimes, it will spur a positive change in Chinese society."
As more people join the quest for freedom, a "new China" free of communist control appears ever closer to reality, she added.
4- We have suggested many times that you stop giving your time and attention to the corporate fake news. This includes Fox News, which has only sporadic flashes of fairness. They are all the same. Nothing distinguishes them.
NBCCBSABCMSNBCCNNPBSNYTWAPOCNBCFOXNEWSNETFLIXDISNEY+ have engaged in lying propaganda for years. Their goal is to scare and divide us. Avoid them.
That said, it does not mean we will not have schadenfreude when they experience the results of our lack of attention.
Here are four delightful headlines.
QUOTE: Since the program launched years ago, MSNBC's "The ReidOut" with host Joy Reid finished the second quarter of 2022 with its smallest audience thus far, which is not a good sign for the host known for spewing toxic and divisive content, which could be why her audience is leaving.
Reid's program has shed viewers at an alarming rate since she took the place of Chris Matthews, who was forced to retire in March 2020. During the second quarter for its worst turnout since it launched, Reid's program averaged 1.1 million total viewers. Among the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults aged 25 to 54, MSNBC's 7 p.m. ET program also struggled, averaging only 122,000 for its lowest quarterly total ever.
5- But....she is the most popular woman on earth and dresses so well!
QUOTE: A series on the Showtime network called 'The First Lady' that was based on Michelle Obama has been cancelled after just one season.This is somewhat surprising, when you consider the way Ms. Obama is covered by the media. According to them, she is one of the most beloved and popular figures in the country.If that's true, why didn't the show last? Weren't people watching it?
Breitbart News reports: The show was the target of widespread negative reviews, with the New Yorker magazine calling it a "bad-wig costume drama" and Time magazine concluding that Davis and Anderson were "egregiously miscast."
6- Glenn Greenwald summed it up perfectly in a tweet: If you're one of the people who enjoy reading about the multi-pronged, comprehensive failures of CNN on all levels -- beginning but by no means ending with their rapidly vanishing audience in the post-Trump era -- then this NYT article is for you.
QUOTE: Two people familiar with CNN's operations said the network's initial 2022 profitability target was $1.1 billion, which Mr. Licht is on track to miss by more than $100 million. But another person familiar with the matter said that by the accounting of company executives, Mr. Licht was on track to meet a profitability target of roughly $950 million for the year, since the network's initial budget didn't account for losses associated with launching the CNN+ streaming service.
Ratings are down from their Trump-era heights across cable news, but declines at CNN are particularly pronounced. The network has drawn an average of 639,000 people in prime time this quarter, according to data from Nielsen, a 27 percent decrease from a year ago. It trails MSNBC, which is down 23 percent in prime time during the same period, and Fox News, where viewership is up about 1 percent.
7- Even within the music propaganda, people are starting to say, no, thank you!
QUOTE: The bigger news is Beyonce has not turned the lemons from "Renaissance" into Lemonade. That was the title of her last album, in 2016, and it sold 650,000 in its debut week. "Renaissance" is not going to come near that number. Hitsdailydouble.com has predicted today between 275K and 315K copies. The number will fall on the low side. It's about a 60% decline in sales.
8- Rumble is going after Google!
QUOTE: Google was ordered by a federal judge last week to hand over documents related to potential censorship by the company, following a lawsuit by the video sharing platform, Rumble. Rumble claims the megacorporation uses, "various agreements with Android-based mobile smart device manufacturers and distributors to ensure its monopoly of the video platform market," and, "these agreements 'to ensure that its entire suite of search-related products (including YouTube) is given premium placement on Android GMS devices.'"
U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam concluded Rumble adequately argued that Google is violating Section 2 of the Sherman Act, in a decision released last week, given that the company, "maintains monopoly power in the online video platform market, asserting that YouTube controls 73% of global online video activity." The judge also decided Rumble successfully argued that Google brings, "no valid business purpose or benefit to users, [by designing] its search engine algorithms to show users YouTube links instead of links to its competitors' sites."
9- We had some good news this week. And it proves why we need you, and, you need us.
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