It’s a Big Nope For Mayor Pete

from the American Spectator:

Nobody ever really bought into Pete Buttigieg, did they? He wasn’t exactly a plausible presidential candidate, and the first question anybody ought to ask themselves before running for something like president of the United States of America is, “Am I plausible?”

Buttigieg was like the little ant who thought he could move the rubber tree plant in the Frank Sinatra song. But unlike the ant or Sinatra’s ram, who head-butts a hydroelectric dam until it collapses, high hopes don’t often translate into results in American politics — particularly when those hopes run counter to obvious reality. Let’s talk about that as the first item in this week’s edition of Five Quick Things.

1. Pete Buttigieg owes Rush Limbaugh an apology. read more

Mice with Diabetes … Cured!!

Clusters of insulin-producing beta cells, which were produced from stem cells and used to functionally cure mice of diabetes
Clusters of insulin-producing beta cells, which were produced from stem cells and used to functionally cure mice of diabetes
Millman Laboratory

Diabetes is characterized by trouble producing or managing insulin, and one emerging treatment involves converting stem cells into beta cells that secrete the hormone. Now, scientists have developed a more efficient method of doing just that, and found that implanting these cells in diabetic mice functionally cured them of the disease. read more

WND Exclusive – Despite Trumps efforts, SCOTUS is still Dysfunctional

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and as such, has a very important roll within one of the three branches of the federal government.

It also has very specific duties, which are clearly defined in our Constitution.

As commentator Daniel Horowitz points out, these duties are called original jurisdiction.

This original jurisdiction is spelled out in Article III, Section 2, Clause 1, which states, “The judicial Power [of the supreme Court] shall extend to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; – to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; – to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; – to Controversies between two or more States. …” read more

Video Podcast – Bernie BROS – Short for Bernie BROwn Shirts

By: Brent Smith

The Bernie BROS are evidently causing a bit of a headache for the Sanders campaign.

Of course it all has to with the optics, as it always does in politics.

But it’s beyond me why Bernie the Red would care about the Bernie BROS. He certainly doesn’t care about the optics of his own behavior and certainly not of the staff he’s hired.

In fact, Sanders has surrounded himself with radicals. They run his campaign. read more

Israelis Developing Vaccine First

from the Jerusalem Post:MIGAL researchers working vigorously to find a new coronavirus vaccine (photo credit: LIOR JOURNO)

Israeli scientists: ‘In a few weeks, we will have coronavirus vaccine’

Once the vaccine is developed, it will take at least 90 days to complete the regulatory process and potentially more to enter the marketplace.

Israeli scientists are on the cusp of developing the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, according to Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days, according to a release. read more

Urine Test can Detect Bladder Cancer

A new predictive test for bladder cancer shows promise but still needs further verification in larger cohorts of patients
A new predictive test for bladder cancer shows promise but still needs further verification in larger cohorts of patients

A compelling new study from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is suggesting a simple biomarker in urine may be an effective predictive test for bladder cancer, signaling the disease’s presence up to 10 years before clinical signs appear. read more

Trump Can Withhold Sanctuary City Funds

from the Washington Free Beacon:

In Victory For Trump, Appeals Court Says Feds Can Withhold Grants From Sanctuary Cities

Ruling could tee up Supreme Court battle

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration can withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities in a decision that will likely trigger a Supreme Court review.

A number of cities have challenged the Justice Department policy that would withhold federal law enforcement grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with illegal immigration enforcement. The Second Circuit ruled against New York City’s challenge to the policy, but three other appeals courts have upheld injunctions that required the Trump administration to disperse the contested funds. The split between the circuit courts increases the likelihood that the issue will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, as justices generally take cases featuring questions over which multiple courts disagree. read more

Transgender Avoids British Prison

Well this should have been predicted. But there’s no solution due the Brits hyper-political correctness. And It would be funnier if the consequences were actually paid.
Expect these same ridiculous rulings to begin popping up anytime now in the good ole U.S. of A.Leila Le Fey (pictured leaving Lewes Crown Court) had pleaded guilty to common assault and possession of an offensive weapon after trying to steal wine from a Budgens in Brighton

from the Blaze:

Transgender woman uses hammer to threaten UK store manager — then avoids jail time after judge can’t decide between male, female prison

‘We live in a society which acknowledges and embraces diversity’

A transgender woman who used a hammer to threaten a store manager in the United Kingdom was spared jail time when a judge couldn’t decide whether to send the attacker to a male-only or female-only prison, the Daily Mail reported.

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New Flexible Graphene Supercapacitor

This flexible graphene supercapacitor design can store 10 times more energy than comparable existing technology
This flexible graphene supercapacitor design can store 10 times more energy than comparable existing technology
University College London

Supercapacitors can charge almost instantly, and discharge enormous amounts of power if needed. They could completely erase the Achilles heel of electric vehicles – their slow charging times – if they could hold more energy. And now Chinese and British scientists say they’ve figured out a way to store 10 times more energy per volume than previous supercapacitors. read more

China May be the Worst of Communism

Not that there’s a best, but if one were to have to choose a “worst” communist nation, China should top the list. And this is just in general – the coronavirus not withstanding.

from the American Spectator:

The Fourth Reich

China is the world champion at “cancel culture.” Only when the communist tyranny cancels you, you aren’t just hounded off social media or pushed out of a job in the media or academia. You are literally canceled; executed, organ harvested, imprisoned, forced into a concentration camp, or excluded from all social participation in society.

The targets of this despotism are primarily religious believers — Falun Gong, Uyghur Muslims, and, most recently, Christians. Millions have been victimized by these vicious pogroms in recent years — and it appears the persecution has just gotten started. read more