The Rundown: Don’t Forget The FBI Botched Larry Nassar’s Case, Money Is Always The Dems’ Answer, And More Stories To Know About

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1. Larry Nassar Stabbed: Report

Former U.S. gymnastics doctor and convicted child molester Larry Nassar was reportedly stabbed multiple times in the back and neck in an altercation at the United States Penitentiary Coleman Sunday night.  The extent of his injuries is unknown, but he is said to be in stable condition. The full report can be read here.

Rapid Reaction: Never forget that the FBI dropped the ball on this guy long ago. The G-Men reportedly knew that Nassar was assaulting athletes at Michigan State University and elsewhere, but failed to open an investigation. It wasn’t until 2016 that the DOJ moved against Nassar.

The mistakes were so egregious that FBI Director Christopher Wray formally apologized.

“Every great organization makes mistakes. What defines them is they learn from those mistakes,” Wray said in March 2023. “And I think we’re learning from them and we’re hellbent on making sure that what happened or more precisely what did not happen there, doesn’t ever occur again.”

So while the Right might view the FBI’s treatment of President Donald Trump, for example, as evidence that something is rotten with The Bureau, the truth is that it has been on the decline for quite some time. The decay is ubiquitous and not necessarily wholly political.

2. New York Dems Use Flooding To Push For Climate Change Funding

More than nine million Americans are under flood warnings in North Eastern states — including New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine. Heavy rainfall is causing mayhem, and now flash floods and even landslides are expected in those areas. Over 1,000 flights were delayed due to the flooding, and Amtrak temporarily suspended service along the popular Northeast Corridor. The full report can be read here.

Rapid Reaction: New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) used the tragedy to push for climate change funding and other big government programs on Tuesday.

“Yes, money is going to have to be part of the solution,” Hochul said of how New York will have to proceed in its supposed fight against climate change.

Somehow, spending taxpayer money is always part of the solution for the Left.

Failing schools? Throw more money at it!

Homeless?  Fork over billions!

Climate change? Shell out more moolah!

Want to have your classic New York pizza slice? That’ll cost you

3. Wagner Leader Pledges Loyalty To Russia

Yevgeny Prigozhin reportedly pledged loyalty to the Russian government in a Kremlin meeting with President Vladimir Putin just days after Prigozhin’s Wagner mercenary group led a short-lived rebellion against the Russian President. Though Russia’s president branded him a traitor as the revolt unfolded and vowed harsh punishment, the criminal case against the mercenary chief was later dropped. However, he could still face prosecution for financial wrongdoing or other charges.

Rapid Reaction: The longer the Ukraine war goes on, the more people are asking, “What’s the endgame here?” On Monday, Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro tweeted an essay starting with the premise, “Western policy in Ukraine is incoherent, if not outright dangerous.”

Indeed, hardly anybody in support of Ukraine has stated what ultimate success actually looks like. Well, one guy has provided a clear end-game scenario: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has repeatedly said that regime change and/or the assassination of Putin should be the goal for the West. If Graham got his way, a guy like Prigozhin could come to power.

As this author wrote in February 2023, “The West cannot define what ‘winning’ looks like — but is asking U.S. taxpayers to help foot the bill to drag Ukraine over the finish line. In doing so, we just may wind up being dragged into a nuclear war with Russia.”

4. Tennessee Youth Soccer Coach Suspected Of Raping Unconscious Minors

A Tenessee youth soccer coach has been arrested after police say pictures and “unconscionable videos” were allegedly found on his phone revealing that he drugged and raped unconscious boys.

In late June, 63-year-old Camilo Hurtado Campos, of Franklin, Tennessee, left his phone at a restaurant, prompting a customer to hand it to employees. As employees went through the phone to identify its owner, they discovered the alarming content and contacted the police.  According to authorities, there is video evidence showing that at least ten minors were raped. Two minors have been identified, but police are working to identify the other victims. Detectives said some were in such an unconscious state they likely didn’t even realize what happened. The victims are expected between the ages of nine and 17. Campos would allegedly recruit young boys at playgrounds and schools to join his soccer team before taking advantage of them.

Rapid Reaction: It’s a dangerous world filled with creeps and the worst kind of perverts imaginable. And yet, for some reason, legacy Media outlets choose to disparage men like Jim Caviezel and Tim Ballard for helping to expose the child sex-trafficking industry in their new movie, “Sound of Freedom.”

While it’s unclear if Campos sold or trafficked children, it is clear that he posed a threat to the community and innocent minors, if the allegations are true. These sorts of dangers are around every corner — even in red states and conservative communities.

This author knows Franklin well. It is a generally safe, family-friendly own. In many ways, it feels like it has been frozen in time in the best possible way. Kids still ride freely on bikes. Strangers strike up conversations with each other. It has numerous parades and festivals replete with civic pride.

But simply because it’s idyllic doesn’t mean it’s entirely safe. And despite what Legacy Media insists, sexual threats to children are everywhere. It’s not paranoia to recognize that.

5. NIH Funding Research On The Effects Of Puberty Blockers

A Daily Wire investigative report has revealed that the National Institutes of Health is funding research on the effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormone treatment on youth despite acknowledgment from the grantee that these medical interventions can result in sterility.

The NIH has doled out millions for similar studies around the country. That full original Daily Wire report can be read here.

Rapid Reaction: There’s a lot of money to be made in “trans-ing” the kids. Don’t take my word for it, listen to some of the so-called experts.

Last September, The Daily Wire’s best-selling LGBTQ children’s author Matt Walsh exposed  University Medical Center’s Clinic for Transgender Health’s Dr. Shayne Sebold Taylor bragging about how radical gender surgeries were “big money maker.” 

Taylor also explained that individuals “just on routine hormone treatment, who I’m only seeing a few times a year, can bring in several thousand dollars … and actually makes money for the hospital.”

It would appear that hospitals also have incentives from our own government to encourage sex rejection and gender-denial procedures.

For example, the NIH is also giving more than $3.2 million to an effort from the Boston Children’s Hospital to produce a “trans health guide” that aims to expand access to sex changes for minors.

It’s all so perverse and worth the read. Why are our taxes going to this?

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