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Bill Maher has gone off the reservation once again, debunking lefty talking points about the greatness of our neighbors and Scandinavia while ignoring facts:

The late John Von Kannon, one of the founders of The American Spectator back in the 1960s, persuaded me many years ago that professional wrestling was a conservative sport, because it is a melodramatic morality play, with clear good guys and bad guys. (This was many years before Trump’s famous appearance at the WWE, where he smacked down Vince McMahon, which is a good piece of evidence in favor of the Von Kannon hypothesis.)

Well move over WWE and make way for UFC, where one of the latest winners in the ring let fly with this expletive-filled exhortation to Americans (in other words, strong language warning) that comes with some of the most remarkable recommendations. I was sure at first that this had to be come kind of AI fake, but it turns out to be authentic:

Maybe there’s more to the story of Trump winning over minority voters than we know.

(In case you want a primer on Von Mises, see this nine-minute explainer.)

• You may have heard about the deranged young lady who threatened the Bakersfield City Council, demanding on threat of murder that they call for a cease-fire resolution in Gaza. Here’s her complete speech:

Annnnnd here she is crying in court after being charged with 16 felonies and held on $1 million bail. She seems shocked that there might consequences for making violent threats on public officials. More of this please, though I hope someone will ask where she learned that this violent attitude is acceptable. Likely her college.

John notes the story just below of the trans-athlete in Oregon who blew away the women’s field on a track and field sprint a few days ago.  Apparently someone doesn’t want the world to see the visual evidence of this travesty. Gee, I wonder why.

Reminder: The Biden foreign policy team are idiots.

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