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US News:

Michigan school board appoints ‘unhinged’ 23-year-old LGBTQ+ trustee who self-describes as having ‘several mental illnesses’

Dryden Community School Board in Michigan just appointed their youngest-ever trustee, Carl Austin Miller Grondin, at age 23 and parents are outraged over his disturbing online presence. 

Parents aren’t upset about his age, but rather over his antics. 

Active on TikTok and Instagram, Grondin describes himself as “chaotic evil” and “unhinged” while posting pictures and videos filled with, offensive language and sexually inappropriate attire.

In a recent article about the appointment, Grondin said, “I want to be the person I never saw growing up in Dryden as the only openly LGBT kid…

A ton of the administrators like (Dryden Junior/Senior High School principal and district superintendent) Mary Finnigan were constantly encouraging me and were great, but my experience would have been even better if I saw someone like me to look up to.”

So this is the person who kids are supposed to look up to…? But it gets worse… Let’s take a look at some of his TikToks.


Trans Activists CLASH with NYPD and ‘Let Women Speak’ Rally at NYC City Hall

MANHATTAN, New York – Multiple people arrested as clashes happened outside of NYC City Hall between Trans Activists, Police and ‘Let Women Speak’ Rally attendees.

Trans Rights Activists faced off with NYPD, private security and what they described as “TERF Rally” outside NYC City Hall on Monday afternoon.

Rally was eventually called off, citing safety concerns.

At least 7 people were arrested as 100 Counter-protesters gathered to shut down the event that was part of a national tour called ‘Let Women Speak’.


What Dave Chappelle Got Right About Donald Trump on SNL, with Victor Davis Hanson

Megyn Kelly is joined by Victor Davis Hanson, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, to discuss Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue explaining why Trump gained so much popularity, supporting Trump as a person versus as a politician, Trump’s biggest debate moments, and more.


48,000 University of California Academic Workers on Strike

(MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)
(MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

The strike by researchers, postdoctoral scholars, tutors, teaching assistants and graders threatens to disrupt classroom and laboratory instruction across the statewide university system just weeks ahead of final exams in December.

Picket lines went up at 8 a.m., with workers saying they need significant pay raises to afford to live in cities like Los Angeles, San Diego and Berkeley where housing costs are soaring.

The students and employees involved are represented by the United Auto Workers. Rafael Jaime, president of UAW Local 2865, which represents 19,000 of the 48,000 academic workers, joined protesters at UC San Diego.

Demonstrators were also out in force at UC campuses in Santa Cruz, Merced, Santa Barbara, and Irvine. Some 300,000 student attend the 10 schools that make up one of the nation’s most prestigious state university systems.


Educators ‘know better than anyone’ what kids ‘need to learn and thrive’ says teachers’ union that called for school closures

Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images

The largest national teachers’ union in the country took to social media over the weekend to reaffirm its contempt for parents and taxpayers.

In a Saturday tweet, the National Education Association (NEA) suggested that the same people who advocated for stultifying school closures, masking, and the use of experimental vaccines in children “know better than anyone.”

The NEA represents 3 million “educators,” including public school teachers, staffers at colleges and universities, and aspiring indoctrinaires.

More than just a teachers’ union, the NEA is a partisan force that doesn’t simply seek to “advance the cause of public education,” but supports abortionamnesty for illegal aliensgun bansrace-based admissions and hiring; LGBTQ activist-dictated pronoun usestatehood for the District of Columbia; making race the crux of all educational considerations; and BLM.

The tweet was met with fierce criticism.

Corey A. DeAngelis, a senior fellow at American Federation for Children and executive director of the Educational Freedom Institute, replied, “They aren’t your kids.”

DeAngelis posted a survey posing the question, “Who knows best[?]” and respondents made clear it’s not the NEA, with nearly 99% of over 4,400 respondents answering “parents.”

Turning Point USA contributor Lauren Chen wrote, “Please keep telling parents that you know better how to raise their children. Seriously, keep going. School choice is getting a huge boost nationwide and I feel like we have you to thank for it.”


Federal Court Blocks Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Nationwide

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SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a nationwide injunction pending appeal against President Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness program Monday, adding to previous legal action blocking the plan.

Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and South Carolina had filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration in late September over the program, and the court issued a stay on the debt cancellation last month before granting an emergency motion for the injunction Monday.

“The injunction will remain in effect until further order of this court or the Supreme Court of the United States,” a three-judge panel of the court said.


Princeton to offer course on ‘Black + Queer’ bondage

Princeton University will host a course this spring on “Black + Queer” bondage and sado-maschochism, drawing concern from some students who argue the class is a thinly veiled attempt to celebrate and venerate the BDSM culture.

The Ivy League course, “Black + Queer in Leather: Black Leather/BDSM Material Culture,” explores “Black Queer BDSM communities,” according to the course catalog description.

“Black Queer BDSM material culture resists contextualization in relationship to biographical narratives because of the underground elements of the community,” according to an alternate description on the Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts website, which added it will have “a significant research focus on finding and presenting new materials.”


UVA shooting suspect in custody; Officials learn of arrest during update | LiveNOW from FOX

The suspect in the UVA university shooting is in custody. Officials say Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr. allegedly opened fire inside a bus full of students returning from a field trip, killing three and leaving two others injured.


Exclusive Video: Colombian Migrants Cross Unmanned Texas Border River Section

The five migrants were among several groups that crossed the Rio Grande searching for Border Patrol agents. Texas Army National Guardsmen were posted upriver from the scene.

The Colombian migrants told Breitbart Texas they left their home more than a month ago and are hoping to be released into the United States while they pursue asylum.

The family group consisted of a pair of brothers, their wives, and a small child.

The group can be seen crossing the Rio Grande in an area where Border Patrol marine units typically launch patrol vessels during the day.

Border Patrol, according to a source within CBP, is struggling to keep pace with more than the more than 1,000 migrants crossing daily into the small city.


German Chips | Full Measure

We begin today with a deep dive into a topic you’ve probably heard mentioned a lot since the Covid chaos: the global computer chip shortage.

It’s cost American companies billions of dollars and impacted availability of countless consumer electronics from cars to smartphones.
Even worse, it affects the military and medical supply chains.

One thing it’s hit home is how ill-advised it is to rely on an adversary — China — for something so crucial. Today, we’re off to Germany and a center of global efforts to cure the world’s Chinese chip addiction.


Missing California mother of two found dead, ex-husband in custody: police

Rachel Castillo and her ex-husband, Zarbab Ali, who is the prime suspect in her murder. (Christopher Castillo/Facebook)
Rachel Castillo and her ex-husband, Zarbab Ali, who is the prime suspect in her murder. (Christopher Castillo/Facebook)

Rachel Castillo, 25, was reported missing Thursday after her sister, Emily Castillo, arrived at the home they share and found a “significant amount of blood,” according to the Simi Valley Police Department. 

Although Rachel had vanished, her personal belongings, including her cellphone, car keys and car, were still at the house, police said.   

“Detectives located human remains of an adult female in a remote location within the Antelope Valley,” said police, adding that the medical examiner had identified the body as the missing mother.

Zarbab Ali, the father of her two sons, ages 2 and 5, was taken into custody


Alabama man punched, violently attacked daughter with shower curtain rod because she told her mother that he might be having an affair: Police

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

The residents of the home did not open the door, which caused the deputies to force their way into the home. Once inside, they noted that the house was in total disarray – a TV was destroyed, laptops crushed and ripped apart, kitchen items strewn around the home, children’s bedroom furniture thrown around, and clothes scattered everywhere.

Deputies discovered Christopher Andrighetti, 39, hiding inside a bedroom closet. He was covered in blood from self-inflicted lacerations. Police searched the house and found a child hiding inside another closet. They also encountered Andrighetti’s 14-year-old daughter.

Police said the daughter told her mother that the father had created a secret social media account, and she suspected Andrighetti of having an affair.

Law enforcement said that when Andrighetti found out that he was allegedly outed for cheating, he “violently beat” his daughter.


Politics:

Maybe Trump was right about TikTok

Amanda Northrop/Vox
Amanda Northrop/Vox

Here’s something you rarely hear a Democratic senator say: “Donald Trump was right.”

But that’s what Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is saying now, and it’s all because of TikTok, the popular video app that Trump tried to ban in the waning months of his presidency.

“As painful as it is for me to say, if Donald Trump was right and we could’ve taken action then, that’d have been a heck of a lot easier than trying to take action in November of 2022,” Warner told Recode. “The sooner we bite the bullet, the better.”

Warner is the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and his problems with TikTok are more than shared by his Republican counterpart, committee vice chair Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Rubio’s been sounding the alarm about TikTok since 2019 — before Trump, even — and he’s still doing it now. He recently co-authored an op-ed in the Washington Post that called for the app to be banned, and he’s planning to introduce a bill that would do just that.


How COVID Lockdowns and School Closures Played a Role in the 2022 Midterms, with Jennifer Sey

Megyn Kelly is joined by Jennifer Sey, author of “Levi’s Unbuttoned,” to discuss the role of COVID lockdowns in the 2022 midterms, parents fed up with closed schools and mandates, the lingering impact of COVID in the classroom and in politics, and more.


The Constitution: The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court seems to have the final say over every controversial issue from abortion to gun control to same-sex marriage.

But is that what the Framers of the Constitution intended?

Sherif Girgis, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, has the answer.


Biden didn’t walk out of his meeting with Xi doing what he needed: Gen. Keane

Fox News senior strategic analyst Gen. Jack Keane reacts to Biden seemingly seeking to avoid conflict with China over Taiwan.


Gordon Chang to Newsmax: Biden Misses Mark With Xi

Gordon Chang (Newsmax)
Gordon Chang (Newsmax)

President Joe Biden was not delivering the appropriate messages during his summit on Monday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Bali, China expert Gordon Chang told Newsmax.

The message Biden should be conveying is that “China’s conduct is unacceptable [and] the U.S. will impose cost,” Chang told Newsmax’s “Wake Up America,” saying Biden should be emphasizing that “we don’t view friendly relations as being important.”

What’s vital, Chang stressed, is that Beijing be a responsible member of the international community, and “if it is not a responsible member, then there will be consequences.

“Chang said that Xi does not have good relations with any other foreign leader but instead has ties that are dominated by Chinese stagecraft, which Chang said was clear when the two leaders met, with Xi standing in the middle of the room.


Tulsi Gabbard: Congress needs to take action

New Congress must work together to protect our God-given rights enshrined in Constitution, end overreach of govt—like Patriot Act provisions allowing secret FISA courts, wiretapping, etc—stop funding 87,000 new IRS agents, close border, investigate FBI/DOJ for abuse of power, and more.


Exclusive – Shawn Steel on Ballot Harvesting in California: Republicans Must ‘Adapt or Die’

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shawnsteel.com

Steel explained how his wife utilized ballot harvesting as part of her successful reelection campaign in California’s 48th Congressional District. Steel’s campaign secured votes through ballot harvesting in Korean and Vietnamese churches.

Ballot harvesting in churches, he added, built trust with Republican voters wary of the trustworthiness of such a process. He said working through “church elders” gave Korean-American and Vietnamese-American churchgoers “a great deal of comfort” related the chain of custody of their votes.

Steel said his wife’s campaign was staunchly “anti-communist,” resonating with immigrant Americans whose family histories were affected by communist governments abroad.

He stated, “By knocking on 200,000 doors, campaigning in seven languages, and fiercely taking on the Chinese Communist Party … literally, it was the most anti-communist campaign in America, because her opponent was a proponent of the Confucius Institute and got his master’s degree at the University of Peking.”


Failure to Deliver | Full Measure

When Russia invaded Ukraine, the U.S. stepped in with massive military assistance immediately.

But you might be surprised to hear about other countries that have bought and paid for U.S. military weaponry and are in limbo on delivery. Scott Thuman reports.


Conservative groups push Senate to delay leadership elections as frustration with McConnell grows

Fifty-nine people representing high-profile conservative groups signed the letter joining eight Senate Republicans in demanding a delay in their leadership elections, scheduled for Wednesday.

There are also some House Republicans dissatisfied with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., calling to delay their Tuesday elections, who the letter’s signers also voiced support for. But it’s a smaller group in proportion to the overall conference.

“The Republican Party needs leaders who will confidently and skillfully present a persuasive coherent version of who we are, what we stand for, and what we will do,” the letter says. “Many current elections are still undecided. There should be no rushed leadership elections.”

Sens. Rick Scott,.R-Fla., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., are the Republicans so far who have called to delay the Senate GOP elections. 

“The old party is dead. Time to bury it,” Hawley said in a weekend tweet.


Republican Leadership Worse than Worthless

Part of the many reasons for this spectacular failure is the excessive amount of help Republican “leadership” gave to the Democrats.

Republicans have brilliantly supported the Democrat push for early voting and mail-in ballots that even Jimmy Carter’s commission concluded is ripe for cheating, and which the Democrats have used since the pandemic to defeat Republicans. 

Apparently, this never occurred to Republican leaders who went along with it all.

In the aftermath of the Uvalde massacre, caused primarily by the failures of school officials and the local police, Mitch McConnell and ten other Republicans — John Cornyn (TX), Thom Tillis (NC), Roy Blunt (MS), Rob Portman (OH), Lindsey Graham (SC), Richard Burr (NC), Pat Toomey (PA), Susan Collins (ME), Mitt Romney (UT) and Bill Cassidy (LA) — all eager to virtue-signal and show how much they care, agreed to the Democrat framework for gun control, not understanding that the problem of gun violence in America is a moral problem rooted in the destruction of the family, the proliferation of drugs, thugs and a “gang culture” in which rebellion and violence are glorified; not a problem with the inanimate hardware per se.

In the run-up to the 2022 election, Mitch McConnell came out, and naturally not in private where it would be most appropriate, but rather in public to provide the Democrats a great talking point, and disparaged many of the Republican senate candidates as “bad candidates.”

One of those ‘terrible’ candidates, J.D. Vance, just won handily in Ohio and another, Arizona’s Blake Masters, who yesterday, was closely behind his Democrat opponent — Masters sure could have used some of the money McConnell sent to Alaska to defeat a Trump-Republican. 

That race has since been called in favor of radical leftist, Mark Kelly.  McConnell seems more interested in defeating Trump-affiliated firebrands than he is in defeating Democrats.


Steve Hilton: It’s time to hold Biden and his administration accountable

Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., says Democrats will need to brace for possible GOP investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and President Biden’s son Hunter on ‘The Next Revolution.’


Ron Johnson: This is absurd and preposterous

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.,discusses when the Senate GOP will likely hold leadership elections and weighs in on FBI politicization.


Mark Levin on midterm elections: What about the red wave?

Fox News’ Mark Levin gives his take on why the red wave never materialized for the Republicans on ‘Life, Liberty & Levin.’


World News:

UN General Assembly Calls for Russian Reparations to Ukraine

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(Getty Images)

The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday calling for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine including by paying reparations.

The vote in the 193-member world body was 94-14 with 73 abstentions. It was the lowest level of support of the five Ukraine-related resolutions adopted by the General Assembly since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of its smaller neighbor.

The resolution recognizes the need to establish “an international mechanism for reparation for damage, loss or injury’” arising from Russia’s “wrongful acts” against Ukraine.

Read more: UN General Assembly Calls for Russian Reparations to Ukraine | Newsmax.com


Syria blames IAF for deadly strike;D-PM Netanyahu pledges to lead all Israelis TV7 Israel News 14.11

1) Israeli President Isaac Herzog taps Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israel’s 37th government.

2) Designate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to serve all of Israel’s citizens – regardless of political affiliations.

3) Syria blames Israel for yet another deadly aerial strikes – leaving two Syrian officers dead and wounding three others.


Farage Vindicated? EU will Set Up First ‘Rapid Deployment’ Military Force by 2025, Claims Report

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images

In what appears to be the most concrete development in the EU’s desire to have its own military, lawmakers in Brussels are reportedly in the concrete planning stage for establishing a 5,000-man “rapid deployment” military intervention force, a report has claimed.

Eurofederalists across the continent have been eyeing the creation of such a force for some time, and the potential formation of a European military force was a key feature of Britain’s 2016 decision to withdraw from the European Union. When Brexit leaders like Nigel Farage warned of the hard-Eurofederalist direction of the bloc they were dismissed as believing in “a dangerous fantasy”, yet Farage is being vindicated on the point — once again.

According to a report by the German newspaper Die Welt, an agreement on the creation of the force is expected to be reached as early as Tuesday, with it set to be granted competency for “evacuation” and “stabilisation” missions.


Deadly bacteria: is this slug the smoking gun of a conspiracy? | 60 Minutes Australia

Ukraine: Zelensky Proclaims ‘Beginning of the End of the War’ in Formerly Occupied Kherson

Ukrainian Army/Anadolu Agency via Getty
Ukrainian Army/Anadolu Agency via Getty

Russian officials confirmed that Moscow’s troops had moved out of Kherson late last week, claiming the move necessary to reinforce defensive positions and ensure the safety of the troops in that region. The Ukrainian government has embraced the recovery of Kherson as a turning point in the war due to its strategic position near occupied Crimea and the fact that it was one of the four regions Russian leader Vladimir Putin “annexed” in late September.

Putin announced at the time that Kherson would formally become part of the Russian Federation alongside Zaporizhzhia and the two regions of the Donbas, Donetsk and Luhansk, in a rambling speech condemning the West as “Satanic” and stating that invading Ukraine was necessary to protect children from transgender propaganda.

The English-language coverage of Zelensky’s visit to Kherson on Monday in the state outlet Ukrinform and at the site of the office of the president appeared to omit his proclamation that the war was nearing its end. The Associated Press nonetheless quoted Zelensky as making the prediction.

The president’s office, publishing a readout of Zelensky’s visit, noted he described the expulsion of Russian troops from Kherson as a step towards complete “peace.”


Berlin Wall | Full Measure

Thirty-three years ago this week saw the official fall of Germany’s Berlin Wall. The infamous barrier grew to represent the Cold War — a tense rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

Today, we’re on the scene in Berlin for an historic look at the iconic symbol.


Migrant crisis response = political theater

UK Govt Looking at Hosting Migrants in Cruise Ships and Holiday Parks as Crisis Spirals

Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images
Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images

With many communities, even small villages, complaining of having large numbers of unvetted migrants rammed into sometimes luxurious hotels in their midst at the taxpayers’ expense with little or zero consultation or consideration for the impact on public services, the Conservative Party government needs new ways to host the ever-increasing flood of migrants illegally entering Britain.

While once it considered such facilities as disused British Army barracks, it is now considering venues including cruise ships and holiday parks — a measure Robert Jenrick, a junior minister at the Home Office led by Suella Braverman, is trying to sell as tough love, despite it being something regular citizens would pay for as a form of recreation.

“Human decency has to be accompanied by hard-headed common sense: illegal immigrants are not entitled to luxury hotels. Conditions in the UK are almost always better than in neighbouring countries, which helps explain why the UK is a destination of choice for economic migrants on the continent ‘asylum shopping’,” —  Jenrick argued — as if hosting new arrivals on cruise ships, as the Scottish government did with some actual refugees from Ukraine and in holiday parks such as Pontins would be “hard-headed” rather another form of largesse.


Important update from Nigel Farage on the migrant emergency.


Migrants Clash With French Police in Dunkirk as They Try to Reach Britain

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Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images

Footage filmed by Mark White of GB News showed violent scenes break out on in the municipality of Gravelines, near Dunkirk on Saturday.

Hundreds of prospective illegal Channel boat migrants — many already wearing life jackets — were seen trying to repel French police by throwing rocks and sticks at the officers, who in turn fired tear gas towards the group.

The tensions reportedly flared up after French Compagnies républicaines de sécurité (CRS) officers had slashed inflatable life boats on the coast and prevented other migrants from setting sail to the UK.


Commentary/Opinion:

How Marxism is Disguised as Woke Morality | Dr. Yoram Hazony | #305

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Dr. Yoram Hazony discuss the major problems plaguing today’s youths, such as the resurgence of Marxism under the guise of woke morality, the creation of aimless social hierarchies that leave participants devoid of meaning, and the complete lack of respect for adverse thinking that has lead to the deterioration of our foundational principles.