Hungarian-born George Soros looks on after having delivered a speech on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting, on Jan. 23, 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images)
EVIL HAS A NAME AND IT’SGEORGE SOROS
Two members of Congress from Texas and one former Trump administration official who now serves in the Texas House of Representatives are asking for answers from the Biden administration after discovering that an open borders group funded by George Soros received millions of dollars in federal grant money last year.
Alianza Americas, a nonprofit that says it is “committed to a human rights agenda for all people, with an emphasis on the inclusion and support of Latin American immigrant communities, and people on the move in Latin America,” received $7.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February 2021, according to the Washington Examiner, and then another $1 million from the Health Resources and Services administration in July.
Both organizations fall under President Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services organization, and both grants were to fund COVID relief and vaccination efforts.
Federal law prohibits government grant money from being spent on lobbying, but Alianza Americas may have violated that prohibition in its activities as a “political advocacy group,” according to a letter from former HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison.
Harrison, now a member of the Texas House of Representatives, wrote to HSS Inspector General Christi Grimm Friday, asking for “an immediate and thorough audit” of Alianza Americas’ spending to determine whether the organization violated federal law in its use of taxpayer grant dollars.
Texas Reps. Beth Van Duyne and Chip Roy wrote their own letter to Grimm on the same day, essentially making the same request.
You can read both letters here:
Money, of course, is fungible — it’s very hard to prove that thisparticular dollar given by this particular grant was spent on thisparticular activity. An audit to get to the bottom of how Alianza America spent this $8.5 million in taxpayer funds could take months or even years, and even then we might not know much more than we know now.
That’s why audits won’t solve a problem like this — because the root of this problem isn’t poor management by HHS; its a behemoth of a federal government filled with un-elected career bureaucrats who do basically whatever they want to with our money, with little regard for law and less for consequences.
That’s the real Deep State — not some shadowy group on conspirators acting behind closed doors, but union-protected federal government employees working in the open because they know there are too many of them to be held accountable in any meaningful way.
The fact that George Soros also funds this group may feel spooky, but it’s important to remember that he doesn’t hide what he’s doing. The records of the grant money given by OSF to Alianza Americas are publicly available on OSF’s own website.
It’s not a secret. OSF and big-government statists don’t have to hide that they’re working together to fund radical organizations like this one.
Don’t get me wrong. Audits are good; we should do the audits.
But audits won’t fix this problemt. Only a radical shrinking of the federal payroll will do that — and the Deep State and its allies among elected big-government leftists will fight that tooth-and-nail, too. So will nonprofit organizations like Alianza Americas.
They might even use your money to do it. Because whose going to stop them? Source
I’ve been scolded by a reader for saying “There’s a special place in hell………”
Well, I won’t write it with Soros’s name; doesn’t mean I’m not thinking it.
I don’t know about you, but something doesn’t add up here. The Pelosi’s are multi-millionaires and their home in CA is gated and protected like Fort Knox. I wonder if we will ever get the full story.
The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul, has been “violently assaulted” with a hammer this morning in a San Francisco home invasion, leaving him with blunt force injuries, the congresswoman’s spokesperson and reports say.
“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” spokesperson Drew Hammill said. “The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation.” Hammill added, “Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery.”
The spokesperson also said, “The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”
The White House said President Biden is “is praying for Paul Pelosi and for Speaker Pelosi’s whole family” following the “horrible attack.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA and her husband Paul Pelosi arrive for the formal Artist’s Dinner honoring the recipients of the 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., U.S., December 4, 2021. (REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File Photo
“During this incident an 82-year-old male victim was attacked, and the suspect was taken into custody,” the statement added. Police are expected to provide a further update at a press conference later Friday.
Two sources with knowledge of the investigation into the attack told the Associated Press that Paul Pelosi, 82, was specifically targeted, severely beaten with a hammer and suffered blunt force injuries to his head and body. The sources said Pelosi is being treated for injuries including bruising and severe swelling.
The U.S. Capitol Police said in its own statement that it is “assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation into a break-in at the California home of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.”
FBI investigators are seen outside the home of Nancy and Paul Pelosi where Paul was the victim of a violent home invasion, Friday October 28, 2022. (Flightrisk Fox News Digital)
“Special Agents with the USCP’s California Field Office quickly arrived on-scene, while a team of investigators from the Department’s Threat Assessment Section was simultaneously dispatched from the East Coast to assist the FBI and the San Francisco Police with a joint investigation,” it continued. “The law enforcement agencies will provide more information when it can be released. “
The statement also said Nancy Pelosi “was in Washington, D.C. with her protective detail at the time of the overnight, break-in.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said “what happened to Paul Pelosi was a dastardly act.
“I spoke with Speaker Pelosi earlier this morning and conveyed my deepest concern and heartfelt wishes to her husband and their family, and I wish him a speedy recovery,” he said in a statement.
Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was severely beaten by an attacker who broke into their San Francisco home in the early morning of Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, according to her office. Paul Pelosi, 82, was taken to the hospital and is being treated for injuries. (Fox News)
Friday’s reported attack is not the first time the Pelosi’s Pacific Heights property has been targeted recently.
In 2021, photos surfaced on social media and TMZ showing graffiti on a San Francisco garage door purportedly at the home of the Democratic congressional leader. The apparently spray-painted message read “$2K” with a line through it.
“Cancel Rent?” “We want everything!” Another line appeared to read, “UBI!” referring to the concept of universal basic income.
A spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department told Fox News at the time that officers responded to the reported vandalism around 2 a.m. Friday. “Unidentified suspect(s) had painted graffiti on the garage door and left a pig’s head on the sidewalk,” they said. Source
Brethren, with the mid-term elections around the corner, to me this does not pass the smell test. I don’t know if we will ever get the entire story.
Fox is waiting for a presser to divulge more info. This should be interesting.
A Christian baker can refuse to make a cake for an event, such as a same-sex wedding, that conflicts with her religious beliefs, a California judge has determined.
In 2017, Cathy Miller — the owner of Tastries Bakery and Boutique in Bakersfield, California — was approached to bake a customized cake for an upcoming lesbian wedding. Because the event conflicted with Miller’s Christian beliefs regarding the nature of marriage, she refused to lend her artistry to a customized cake. However, she did offer the couple, Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-del Rio, two alternatives: She could bake them a generic, pre-made cake that would not require her personal artistry, or she could recommend to them other bakeries which could accommodate their request.
Miller’s attorneys at the Thomas More Society claim that after this “polite refusal,” Miller was then “targeted by gay activists” and sued for discrimination by the state Department of Fair Housing and Employment.
In multiple lawsuits, the DFHE argued that, by denying the lesbian couple a customized cake, Tastries and Cathy’s Creations Inc. had violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a California law passed in 1959 and since expanded to protect consumers against discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or religion.
Paul Jonna, TMS special counsel and partner at LiMandri & Jonna LLP, noted that there is “a certain irony … that a law intended to protect individuals from religious discrimination was used to discriminate against Cathy for her religious beliefs.”
And, based on excerpts of cross-examination from the civil trial held in July, it appears that the state’s attorneys did indeed “discriminate against Cathy,” probing her about the depth and sincerity of her Christian beliefs. According to a statement from TMS, attorney for the state Gregory Mann even asked Miller whether she adhered to Old Testament dietary laws “in terms of not eating pigs, not eating shellfish, et cetera” in an effort to cast doubt on Miller’s testimony that she does her “best” to follow “everything that the Bible says.”
Despite the state’s best legal efforts, Judge Eric Bradshaw of the Superior Court of California in Kern County ruled in favor of Miller. The DFHE “is barred by defendants’ rights to Free Speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution from enforcing the Unruh Civil Rights Act to compel or prohibit defendants’ speech,” Bradshaw‘s ruling said in part.
TMS, which provided legal counsel to Miller pro bono, has celebrated the ruling as “a First Amendment victory.”
“The freedom to practice one’s religion is enshrined in the First Amendment, and the United States Supreme Court has long upheld the freedom of artistic expression,” said Charles LiMandri, special counsel at TMS and partner at LiMandri & Jonna LLP.
Miller has always insisted that she never meant to discriminate against anyone. She wanted only to run her business in accordance with the precepts of her religion. Back in 2017, she told news reporters, “Here at Tastries, we love everyone. My husband and I are Christians, and we know that God created everyone, and He created everyone equal, so it’s not that we don’t like people of certain groups. There is just certain things that violate my conscience.”
The Associated Press reported that Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-del Rio expect the decision to be appealed.
Below is a news segment from July about the civil trial: