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Joe Biden's "woke" agenda for the U.S. military – which insists on complete subservience to his transgender, abortion, and LGBT ideologies – is putting a bull's-eye on chaplains and others of faith.

It, in fact, "orders military chaplains to bless putting male soldiers in female showers and bedrooms," according to a column by Elaine Donnelly at the Federalist.

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A university in Texas has agreed to pay $165,000 for one official's attack on a professor's personal beliefs.

The issue involved the concept of "microaggressions," the ideology that statements such as "America is a melting pot" and "I believe the most qualified person should get the job" are somehow attacks on "minority groups."

A report from the Alliance Defending Freedom explained the case involved Nathaniel Hiers, who was working at the time at the University of North Texas.

He found promotional flyers condemning those thoughts and statements that some faction of the faculty apparently considered "microaggressions" in the faculty lounge.

The ADF reported, "Dr. Hiers thoroughly disagrees with the concept of 'microaggressions' as expressed on the flyers. In fact, he believes the concept of 'microaggressions' hurts diversity and tolerance. Dr. Hiers believes that encouraging people to view unintentional comments as attacks leads them to assume the worst in others and to view themselves as perpetual victims. In addition, he feels that the concept of 'microaggressions' suppresses meaningful debate by falsely characterizing honest viewpoints as attacks on minority groups."

The ADF said, "Colleges and universities are supposed to be places where students and faculty can respectfully discuss and debate important ideas. But today, many campuses have become nothing more than echo chambers where only one side of a given argument is tolerated."

When Hiers returned to the lounge later and saw the flyers still there, he wrote, jokingly, on a nearby chalkboard, "Please don’t leave garbage lying around."

The head of the school's math department was enraged, dispatching a picture of the message to all the department's members and demanding, "Would the person who did this please stop being a coward and see me in the chair’s office immediately. Thank you."

Hiers responded, explain it was not "cowardly" to poke fun at political agendas, and that he should be able to express his opinion just like those who left the political flyers there.

The department chief "pressured" Hier to apologize but he said he didn't think he needed to do that. The chief also suggested "diversity" training, and Hier said he was not interested.

Then the chief fired Hiers.

"Dr. Hiers sent an email to the chair asking why he had been fired, and the chair gave several reasons, all related to the chalkboard message. He told Dr. Hiers he was firing him because he would not recant his beliefs or attend diversity training, and he said Dr. Hiers’ decision to write his message on the chalkboard was 'not compatible with the values of this department,'" the ADF explained.

A lawsuit followed, and when a federal judge said the school probably violated Hiers' First Amendment rights, school officials settled the case by paying $165,000.

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The Rutherford Institute, which battles in the nation's courts for the religious, privacy, and other constitutional rights of Americans, is warning police.

That would be not to retaliate against citizens who legally are recording police officers in the performance of their duties in public.

In a statement, the organization said there have been a number of police officers across the nation who apparently don't understand – or recognize – the rights covered by the First Amendment.

In a letter to the San Francisco Police Commission, in response to a proposal to limit the rights of citizens, constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, chief of the institute, explained, "Citizens who exercise their First Amendment right to film police in public serve as watchdog reminders to police that as public servants, they are accountable to 'we the people.'

"Moreover, Americans should be able to record their interactions with police without fear of arrest, assault, or being subjected to harassment or intimidation tactics. The ability to record police interactions in public provides for greater accountability when it comes to police interactions with the citizenry and should be preserved as a necessary right of the people."

The institute has had a number of encounters with such problems, it detailed in its report.

"As more attention has been paid to the prevalence of police brutality, more Americans have begun filming the police in their daily interactions. Unfortunately, in those instances when police are averse to the notion of being recorded, it can result in retaliation, brutality, and even false charges for those daring to exercise their First Amendment rights in such a way," the institute explained.

For example, the report noted, "A police officer in Colorado stood in front of a YouTube journalist to intentionally block his camera view of a DUI traffic stop, shined a flashlight into his camera, drove his police cruiser at the journalist, and repeatedly blasted his air horn."

Courts found later that the officer was liable for those actions because the filming clearly was protected by the First Amendment.

A growing number of federal appeals courts have been aligned with similar rulings, even though the Supreme Court hasn't yet issued that very opinion.

"In Irizarry v. Yehia, although the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that it had not yet specifically recognized a First Amendment right to film the police, it found that the right was nonetheless clearly established 'beyond debate' by every circuit which had considered the issue – pointing out and summarizing cases from the First, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal," the institute reported.

It did explain that efforts to record police "must not interfere with police" duties.

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"Reading the first public miracle of turning water into wine hooked me."

"Most excellent! I've studied and taught the Bible for over 40 years yet I still learned a great deal ... Outstanding work!"

"Many Biblical references authenticate these claims. WOW! "

These are just a few of the comments readers have posted on Amazon for "Reaching God Speed: Unlocking the Secret Broadcast Revealing the Mystery of Everything," the best-seller by Joe Kovacs illuminating countless Bible mysteries.

The breakthrough book is now available in the WND Superstore, at a price cheaper than Amazon.

The vast majority of readers are giving the book five-star reviews, with an overall average of very strong four stars.

Here's more of what readers are saying:

"The book was a joy to read and very enlightening. I like how inspirational the message of the book is. It makes you think outside the box and digs into Scripture in a unique way."

"Excellent book with a great perspective!"

"Opens your eyes, ears, and thoughts. Page-turner."

"Fantastic. As usual, Joe hits it out of the park once again! If you're looking into a closer, more intimate relationship with God, this book will truly enlighten you in ways you never imagined."

"Great depth of insight into everyday life."

"Joe Kovacs' book reveals what is right in front of us all the time. After reading the book, you will not marvel that the King of the Universe can use all of His creation to communicate with us. Why wouldn't He?"

"Great read! Very enlightening!"

"This book is well written & the author has a way of wording that makes it understandable. 👍 "

"This is a very eye-opening book, to say the least. ... After reading this book I'd like to think my eyes were opened even farther than in the past. I hope yours are too. Treat yourself and enjoy his books. Bet ya can't read just one!"

"Most insightful in uncovering and explaining the many metaphorical elements of the Bible."

"Truly an in-depth, thought-provoking read."

"I felt like the author made it very easy to understand and to read. Plus, he really does have a great sense of humor! He relates to his audience by using music, movies, TV shows, and nature to how we can understand the Bible's history and facts! This book, 'Reaching God Speed,' helps with seeing the world from a spiritual point of view, on a spirit level. Basically connecting the dots and understanding the stories. Everything we come across in life, nature, music, or media, should be used as a tool from a spiritual perspective by hearing and seeing even though we use our ears and eyes on a physical level. Once I understood what Joe Kovacs was conveying in their book, 'Reaching God Speed,' it's easier to look at things on a spiritual level."

"It was a good, fast read. Joe's a good writer, extremely engaging, and conversational in style. The book's a real page-turner. And, rather than putting the information communicated in this book out of reach, he definitely puts the cookies on the lower shelf so your mind has no problem grasping what he's writing. You will not be bored, nor will you be confused! This book is helpful -- especially when we're all pretty much used to one-dimensional thinking about what we experience through our senses. Read this book and your thinking and vision for almost everything around you will expand, in a good way. ... When I consider the purpose of the book (a call to expand my vision and look at life from a God-centered perspective -- he calls it shifting to God speed) and his engaging style of writing, I think he achieved his purpose, and that's more than I can say for a host of other writers! As a result of reading this book, I hope my sermon illustrations improve! They most certainly need to!"

The popular Bible TV show "Shabbat Night Live" featured in-depth discussions of "Reaching God Speed" with its author during four episodes after the book's debut. (WATCH ALL THE EPISODES BELOW.)

And some well-known Christians have already chimed in with high praise.

Hollywood legend Chuck Norris: "Another inspiring and insightful book and resource on the Bible by Joe Kovacs."

David Kupelian, journalist and author of "The Marketing of Evil": "Even though there's nothing more important in this life than discerning God's direction and meaning for our lives, it's easy to miss in a world that always seems headed in the other direction. Fortunately, in 'Reaching God Speed,' author Joe Kovacs, in a disarmingly lighthearted yet earnest and penetrating way, coaches the reader in how to detect God's transcendent and redemptive message in every area of life, even the most improbable."

Joseph Farah, author of "The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament": "Joe Kovacs has done it again! Forget 'Shocked by the Bible' and 'Shocked by the Bible 2,' though they are masterful books about Scripture. Now he unlocks the hidden principles of God to help you know every jot and title."

Bob Barney, editor of "Everyone understands the enemy's message permeates our world. Even in the classic comedy film 'Oh, God!,' George Burns noted how 'Nobody had any problem believing that the devil took over and existed in a little girl. All she had to do was wet the rug, and throw up some pea soup and everybody believed. The devil you could believe, but not God?'

"This is so true because few ministers or people of faith realize God is actually everywhere and involved in every single thing. That includes the books we read, the music we listen to, and the movies we watch.

"We witness a spectacular dawn and we thank God for it. We understand the Creator made the clear, beautiful morning, but often don't realize the same God inspired some authors, even those who hate or reject God, to deliver His messages of hope and warning in popular movies.

"Joe Kovacs' new book, 'Reaching God Speed,' explains what most of us do not know about the real God. It's an eye-opening work that will make us better understand that in everything we do, God is present with HIS MESSAGE! So even though the devil may be embedded in music, God is also there, and deeper still!"

Endorsed by Chuck Norris and other Christian champions, "Reaching God Speed" is nothing short of a breakthrough work, as it probes God's hidden messages embedded in popular movies, hit songs from (Adele and the Beatles to Frank Sinatra and Led Zeppelin), the stories we tell our children, everyday phrases we all say, historic news events, famous commercial campaigns, nature itself, and typical life activities such as such as inhaling every breath you takesleeping, waking up and many more.

It features a myriad of stunning biblical revelations, as the book:

The book rocketed to the #1 position in several Amazon categories both before and since its official release.

Watch Joe Kovacs appearing on four episodes of "Shabbat Night Live":


Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

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Diversity is when there is a multitude of perspectives that are available in a society.

In recent years, that, frankly, has meant a multitude of pro-Islamic statements, comments, and agendas.

In many nations, like the United Kingdom, where the Muslim population is surging, there have developed no-go zones where even local police fear to tread.

Now there's a company proposing to profit from the growth in the Muslim population, in this case in France.

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch notes in a brief report that a French clothing maker "offers 'anti-knife neck guards' and other safeguards against beheading."

He reported, "Sign of the times," and he quoted the Quran, which it states, "When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks ..."

"Celebrate diversity! It is France’s commitment to that alleged virtue that has given rise to this line of clothing. If your nation and civilization are being destroyed, you might as well make a profit off its destruction," he explained.

He then links to, where neck protectors and other products are being sold.

One product is described, in French, as "anti-knife protection (neck-collarbone) black or camouflage."

It was about $50.

President Joe Biden and his administration have faced sharp criticism over their handling of the Feb. 3 toxic train derailment and subsequent spillage and burning of hazardous and carcinogenic chemicals near East Palestine, Ohio -- especially the "all-clear" announcement just days after the accident that encouraged evacuated residents to return to the likely still contaminated area.

Now numerous East Palestinians are reportedly experiencing various health problems and an independent study of official data revealed the continued presence of elevated levels of certain air pollutants that can pose long-term health risks, the Daily Caller reported.

That has led a growing number of residents and their supporters to now question the wisdom of some of the decisions made by federal and state officials, from the initial burning of the leaked hazardous chemicals to the Environmental Protection Agency's insistence that it was safe for the evacuated people to return to their homes.

Developing and lingering health problems

The New York Post reportedly recently on the East Palestine residents who are experiencing symptoms of health issues potentially linked to exposure to the dangerous chemicals released by the derailment incident and the efforts by some to raise awareness about the problems.

One example is a man named Wade Lovett, who said, "Doctors say I definitely have the chemicals in me but there’s no one in town who can run the toxicological tests to find out which ones they are."

"My voice sounds like Mickey Mouse. My normal voice is low. It’s hard to breathe, especially at night. My chest hurts so much at night I feel like I’m drowning. I cough up phlegm a lot. I lost my job because the doctor won’t release me to go to work," he added.

Another example is a woman named Shelby Walker, whose family lives in a home near the derailment site and is too poor to move, and they have complained of persistent eye infections, respiratory issues, strep throat, and a general loss of their sense of smell and taste.

Hazardous materials experts and scientists have been brought in to listen to complaints and share their wisdom with the community, and they have expressed alarm and concern about the likelihood of certain dangerous chemicals being present in the soil and water and the risks they pose to the health of residents and their families and animals, be they livestock or pets.

In the meantime, hundreds of residents have joined a class-action lawsuit against Norfolk Southern, the company that owned and operated the derailed train, in search of accountability for what occurred.

Independent study contradicts EPA claims

The evacuation order had been lifted on Feb. 8, just five days after the initial derailment and only two to three days after the "controlled burn" of the highly toxic chemicals, and the EPA has insisted that its tests show that everything was fine and there is no "short-term" risk of exposure-related health problems, according to The Washington Post.

However, a special team of researchers at Texas A&M University independently studied the data collected by the EPA and concluded that there were still dangerously high levels of certain air pollutants and chemicals that could pose "long-term health concerns" and cause symptoms like headaches, eye and lung irritation, and sore throats, among other things -- the same sort of symptoms many East Palestine residents have complained of.

The EPA has rejected that study of its collected data, quibbled with the manner in which it was conducted, dismissed the concerns raised by the researchers, and stuck by its original assessment that the area surrounding the derailment site was safe for residents.

Where is Biden?

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has continued to refuse to visit the derailment site in eastern Ohio, federal assistance to residents has been minimal amid the environmental disaster, and Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg -- who is in charge of the nation's railroad system -- only begrudgingly visited the scene this week after the administration was upstaged by a visit a day earlier from former President Donald Trump, who brought donated bottled water and cleaning supplies for residents.

None of those visits really matter that much to the concerned residents of East Palestine -- though they certainly appreciate the donated supplies -- as they are seeking answers to their many questions and concerns and not just empty platitudes and false reassurances from bureaucrats and politicians.

The Libs of TikTok social media account has grown incredibly popular on the right and become a top target of the left simply because it reshares and exposes the left's own lunacy proudly expressed on social media to more broadly critical audiences, particularly with regard to far-left progressive ideals about gender identity and sex that are aimed at young children.

On Saturday, it was revealed that the software company and chat platform Slack had "permanently suspended" Libs of TikTok from any further use of its services, the Daily Wire reported.

The news was first shared by Seth Dillon, the CEO of the satirical Babylon Bee site, who is a big supporter of the founding individual behind the Libs of TikTok account, Chaya Raichik.

Services suspended with no explanation

Early Saturday morning, Dillon tweeted, ".@SlackHQ has permanently suspended @libsoftiktok. If your business is defending kids, Slack doesn’t want your money."

His tweet included a screenshot of an email from Slack that stated: "We are writing to let you know that we have suspended your workspace,, for violations of our Acceptable Use Policy. As highlighted in Slack’s Acceptable Use Policy, Slack may exercise its right to suspend or terminate your access."

The message went on to note that Slack had refunded the most recent $75 charge and that Libs of TikTok could obtain a copy of its own data on that platform if it filed a request.

.@SlackHQ has permanently suspended @libsoftiktok. If your business is defending kids, Slack doesn’t want your money.

— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) February 25, 2023

In a follow-up tweet later in the Day, Dillon wrote, "After I tweeted that @SlackHQ had suspended Libs of TikTok, I got a reply from @asksalesforce saying they were looking into it. Sounded like they might do the right thing. But instead of reinstating the account, they deleted this tweet.

After I tweeted that @SlackHQ had suspended Libs of TikTok, I got a reply from @asksalesforce saying they were looking into it. Sounded like they might do the right thing. But instead of reinstating the account, they deleted this tweet.

— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) February 26, 2023

Slack owned by openly leftist parent company Salesforce

In response to the news, the Libs of TikTok Twitter account posted, ".@SlackHQ is angry that an account is working to protect childhood innocence by educating people about mutilation surgeries, porn in schools, and inappropriate adult entertainment being presented to kids."

The account also shared a rather revealing report about the matter from The Post Millennial that may help explain why Slack made the decision to permanently suspend Libs of TikTok from any further use of its services, as well as why Salesforce had deleted its tweet announcing that it would be "looking into this issue."

Slack was purchased in 2020 for $27.7 billion by Salesforce, a company that has been openly "woke" and aligned with the ideological left, as evidenced by former employees, whistleblowers to Project Veritas, and public remarks from the company's top executive condemning anyone who questions election integrity as promoting "political violence" and making a big show of supporting abortion rights and other leftwing causes.

Likely alleged incitement and encouragement of "violence or hatred"

As for the aforementioned Acceptable Use Policy of Slack, it states that "If we believe a violation of the policy is deliberate, repeated or presents a credible risk of harm to other users, our customers, the Services or any third parties, we may suspend or terminate your access."

Though the above email contained no explanation of what purported violation by Libs of TikTok triggered the suspension, under the "Do Not" section of the policy is a clause that prohibits engagement "in activity that incites or encourages violence or hatred against individuals or groups" -- and it can only be presumed that Libs of TikTok, simply by sharing what others have publicly posted, has somehow been construed to incite or encourage "violence or hatred" against the individuals or groups who originally posted what was shared.

Gaffe machine President Joe Biden forgot what "Zoom" is Friday when talking to a reporter about why he wasn't going to visit the East Palestine, Ohio site of a train derailment any time soon. 

A reporter had to finish his sentence as he stumbled about for the word, nearly losing his point in the conversation.

"Are you planning on traveling to East Palestine?"

BIDEN: "At this moment not. I was, I did a whole video, I mean, uh, you know, the uh, what the hell? On..."


BIDEN: "Zoom. All I can hear every time I think of Zoom is that song of my generation, 'Who's Zoomin' Who?'"

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 24, 2023

The song Biden referred to was released in 1985, which is not really his generation. He was 43.

Buttigieg shamed

Never mind that Biden could've avoided a lot of criticism if he had Zoomed Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky and visited East Palestine instead of the other way around.

Former President Donald Trump shamed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg into showing up to the derailment site on Thursday after Trump visited with 13 pallets of bottled water on Wednesday.

Buttigieg would rather blame Trump's deregulation policies for the crash than do anything to help, but NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy destroyed that narrative Thursday when she said a bearing had failed, and the accusations against Trump were disgustingly "political."

The derailment led to a controlled burn of toxic chemicals and the evacuation of thousands of residents in East Palestine and other nearby cities three weeks ago. Now, residents have been told it's safe to return home, but some are experiencing troubling symptoms like nausea and rashes.

Trump comments

Trump urged Biden to visit the derailment area as soon as possible and subtly criticized his Ukraine trip and the $600 million more he gave Zelensky while he was there.

Trump, speaking in East Palestine, Ohio:

"I sincerely hope that when your representatives and all of the politicians get here, including Biden, they get back from touring Ukraine, that he's got some money left over."

— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 22, 2023

The digs back and forth between the Biden administration and Trump are typical of the about-to-be 2024 rivals (unless Biden backs off from a run), but Homendy quickly tired of the politicization.

“Enough with the politics,” she said. “This is a community that is suffering, this is not about politics. This is about addressing their needs [and] their concerns. That’s what this should be about. So I don’t care about the politics. What I care about is figuring out how this happened.”

A bad scene

As for why Biden won't be showing up to East Palestine, could you imagine him wandering off into the contamination zone like he did at the last G20 summit?

Besides being afraid he might hurt himself, it could be a bad scene if the strongly Republican area turns on him while he's there. A very bad scene, and one that would be nationally televised for all to see.

The New York Times reports that a medical plane recently crashed, killing all on board. 

The number of victims of the crash is five.

They included the plane's pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, a patient, and a relative of the patient.

The crash took place on Friday, Feb. 24, just before 10 p.m. near Stagecoach, Nevada. The plane vanished from radar, and after about 90 minutes of searching, rescue crews located the plane about 45 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada.

The details

Details about the incident have been reported by REMSA Health on its Facebook page. The plane that crashed was operated by CareFlight, which is a part of REMSA Health.

"Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, headquartered in Reno, Nevada, and Guardian Flight, headquartered in Utah, can confirm that a PC 12 fixed-wing aircraft, tail number N273SM, went off radar Friday, Feb. 24, at approximately 9:45 p.m., near Stagecoach, Nevada," REMSA Health began.

REMSA then delivered the tragic news, writing:

We are heartbroken to report that we have now received confirmation from Central Lyon County Fire Department that none of the five people on board survived. The five people on board were a pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, a patient, and a patient's family member. We are in the process of notifying their family members."

REMSA went on to write that "the Central Lyon Fire Department and Lyon County Sheriff’s Department are coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of the crash which is under investigation."

In the meantime, REMSA said that it is temporarily shutting down all Guardian and Care Flight flights.

The latest update

On Saturday, Feb. 25, REMSA provided another update on the matter. But, the cause of the crash still remains unknown.

"What I can tell you at this time is the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District and Lyon County Sheriff’s Department are coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the details of the crash which is under investigation," REMSA writes.

The company said that a press briefing on the matter will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26.

While investigators work to determine the cause of the crash, REMSA said that its "priority" is "to care for the family members of the Care Flight crew and those on board the flight, as well as our entire organization of healthcare providers and staff that will continue to do important day-to-day work across our region."

The New York Post reports that the victims include, flight nurse Ed Pricola, a military veteran and father of two, flight paramedic Ryan Watson, a new father, and pilot Scott Walton, the father of three young girls.

U.S. Rep Ronny Jackson (R-TX) just warned that President Joe Biden's "cognitive decline is going to get people killed."

Jackson argued as much in a message that he posted to his Twitter account on Saturday, Feb. 25.

"It’s TERRIFYING for our country that Biden is our commander-in-chief," Jackson wrote. "He doesn’t know where he’s at half the time, and every day he brings us closer to an all-out war with Russia & China."

"His cognitive decline is going to get people KILLED!!," Jackson added.

Not your average politician

For those unfamiliar with Jackson, he is a former White House physician. In fact, he was the White House physician during both the administrations of former presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

Accordingly, Jackson's assessment of Biden's mental and physical health is worth more than your average person's opinion.

Jackson has been voicing concerns about Biden's mental health, in particular, for some time now. Jackson is certainly not alone in this regard: he is not the only person or the only doctor to raise such concerns.

There is no doubt that there are many reasons why Jackson and others have voiced such concerns about Biden's mental health. One of the chief reasons, though, appears to be Biden's frequent mental miscues.

Just recently, another two incidents occurred. In one, Biden couldn't recall whether, in the past few weeks, he had spoken to the mayor of East Palestine, Ohio - the mayor of the city where the train derailment took place. Then, in another recent incident, Biden struggled to communicate when answering questions from reporters.

Where's the cognitive exam?

As a result of Jackson's observations of Biden, Jackson has repeatedly called for Biden to undergo a cognitive assessment.

The reader may remember that former President Trump underwent a cognitive assessment after the political left made outrageous claims about Trump's mental health. Jackson, as White House physician, was the man who gave Trump that cognitive test, which Trump passed.

Biden has been extremely reluctant to undergo such an exam. Recently, Biden underwent his yearly physical examination, and either a mental exam was not conducted or Biden and his people are hiding the results.

Jackson, in response, tweeted: "We learned NOTHING from Biden’s physical exam. How bad is his cognitive issue? Is he on ANY drugs to treat his mental decline? This exam was a JOKE. COVER UP!!

Jackson, in a subsequent tweet, also slammed the mainstream media for its lack of focus on the mental aspect of Biden's recent exam, if there was one. "They’re letting this incompetent buffoon drive our country over a cliff!!," Jackson wrote.

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