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June 9, 2022

Good morning and happy Thursday! This heroic firefighter had just gotten off work and only had a garden hose to work with, but that didn’t stop him…

Plus, these deep-sea fish going viral on Instagram don’t even look real…

Also, this practical Flag Find could be perfect for your new guest room.

Flag Polls


ab521640-e2ad-6400-4ea0-8848d603c575.png 6/8: Biden Job Approval, Economist You/Gov Approve 43,
Disapprove 51
ab521640-e2ad-6400-4ea0-8848d603c575.png 6/8: Direction of Country, Economist You/Gov Right Track 23,
Wrong Track 66
R 6/8: Generic Congress Vote, Economist You/Gov Republicans 45,
Democrats 43

Trending On The Left


Huff Post: Louisiana Becomes Latest State To Ban Transgender Athletes In Schools

CNN: Biden says Tuesday’s primary results show voters want harder stance on gun violence

Vox: The January 6 committee’s biggest task is overcoming polarization and public fatigue

Trending On The Right


Fox: Twitter reacts to DA Chesa Boudin being ousted in SF recall: sign of 'red wave coming’

DWWhite House Condemns Violence Following Arrest Of Armed Man Near Kavanaugh’s House

The Blaze: Another pro-life center vandalized with threatening pro-abortion messages

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QUICK CLICKS

Activists' Vow, Smeared Blood Survivor, Ukrainian Forces Pushed Back


US: Activists vow to continue protesting at justices' houses, despite alleged attempt to kill Kavanaugh at home (Fox News)

US: Survivor of Uvalde massacre tells how she used blood of dead classmate to play dead (Yahoo)

World: Ukraine forces pushed back to outskirts of Sievierodonetsk, say Donbas leaders (The Guardian)

US: Progressives see signs of hope fade after disappointing night (The Hill)

US: ‘Trump will lose his mind’: The Jan 6 hearings vow to ‘change history’ (The Independent)

US: Trump and his kids, Don Jr. and Ivanka, set to testify in New York attorney general investigation starting July 15 (CNBC)

US: Man sues American Airlines claiming 'hasty decision' wrongfully put him in jail for 17 days (ABC)

US: Search for Texas woman wanted in murder of cyclist Anna Moriah 'Mo' Wilson leads to New Jersey airport (NBC)

World: Viral Video Captures Orangutan Attacking Man Through Cage at Zoo (Complex)

Sports: Denver Broncos sold for record $4.65 billion to Walmart heir Rob Walton (NY Post)

POLITICS

The Hearings Will Be Televised

A year ago, a House select committee began investigating the events of January 6, 2021 at the Capitol. Since then, lawmakers have interviewed over 1,000 witnesses. Later today their findings will be released during nationally televised hearings.

News Coverage from the Left: GOP divided over how to defend Trump ahead of first Jan. 6 hearing (NBC News)

News Coverage from the Right: Swalwell: ‘America Is Under Attack Today’ by Plotters of January 6 (Breitbart)

From The Flag: The first hearing begins tonight at 8 pm, followed by a second scheduled for Monday morning. Six more may take place in June, and another in September. Here’s more from both sides.

RIGHT-LEANING SENTIMENT

This Sham Hearing Advances Propaganda While Actual Issues Fester


  • There are legitimate questions surrounding January 6, which the committee will ignore.
  • Democrats are shoving pure propaganda in Americans’ faces and the media is complicit.
  • Rather than address real problems like inflation, Democrats organized a partisan courtroom drama.

“What the January 6 Committee Hearings Won’t Cover” Julie Kelly, American Greatness: “To spark interest in the hearing, the committee has hired, at taxpayer expense, a veteran television producer to create a ‘blockbuster investigative special’ … Where are the internal investigative reports on police misconduct on January 6? Will the committee make public the inquiry into the police killing of Ashli Babbitt? What about the three other fatalities that day? … how many undercover agents and informants were in any way involved with January 6? Reporting by the New York Times last year confirmed at least two informants infiltrated the Proud Boys months before and were among the first to ‘breach’ the perimeter of the grounds. … ‘Who is Ray Epps?’ Speculation that Epps, seen on video numerous times directing people to go inside the building on January 6, was a federal agent because he was removed from the FBI’s most wanted list and faced no charges more than a year later, strangely prompted the committee to rush to Epps’ defense.”

“Nancy Pelosi and the Dems’ Jan. 6 dog & baloney show” Michael Goodwin, New York Post Opinion: “With inflation at gas pumps and supermarkets forcing Americans to pinch pennies, rising violent crime spreading fear and public schools pushing racial and sexual indoctrination, most voters say it’s time for a change in Washington. The Democrats holding power have run out of excuses and even stopped making promises of quick progress. But they do have plans to entertain you in hopes you’ll forget your worries … Lights, camera, propaganda! That’s what they are offering, starting Thursday with a primetime House hearing on the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. It’s been more than 500 days since that awful event and while most people have moved on, Democrats refuse to. And they’re going to make it hard for you to refuse to watch their performance because all their media handmaidens have signed on to provide live coverage.”

One more opinion piece from the Right: The Greatest Distraction On Earth Is About To Begin — Brought To You By Nancy Pelosi Rep. Elise Stefanik, Daily Caller Op-ed

LEFT-LEANING SENTIMENT

Trump and Dark Money Cast Shadows Ahead of Proceedings


  • This better not be a repeat of the Mueller report hearings, which were boring and hard to follow.
  • The committee aims to show Trump and his associates had a hand in organizing the events of January 6.
  • Evidence shows that January 6 was planned for ahead of time, but “dark money” makes it hard to connect the dots.

“Democrats, remember the Mueller report? Do the opposite in the Jan. 6 hearings.” Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Opinion: “Democracy defenders know what the Jan. 6 committee hearings due to begin Thursday must not do: follow the example of the Mueller report. That report and its author’s testimony were long, confusing and inconclusive. The Jan. 6 hearings and final report should aim to be the anti-Mueller report. Punchy hearings with plenty of visual aids, bullet-point summaries and concise testimony must deliver the definitive account of defeated president Donald Trump’s coup starting well before Jan. 6, 2021; a conclusion as to his criminality; and a compelling explanation for why prosecuting Trump and officials involved in the plot to overthrow the government is essential. … Rational Americans not already determined to exonerate Trump should be convinced of his intimate involvement in the coup, of the seriousness of his actions and of the need for prosecution.”

“​​January 6 hearings could be a real-life summer blockbuster” Dean Obeidallah, CNN Opinion: “The January 6 committee hearings… have the vitally important goal of making the case to the American public that Trump and key players in his entourage engaged in a behind-the-scenes effort to overthrow the 2020 election. And the proceedings aim to show that they may have had more than a bit part in the January 6 attack on the Capitol. … if rumors swirling around the production are correct, the hearings will open with an overview of the panel’s 10-month investigation, then introduce the riveting storyline and a number of key players in the political melodrama. … If the January 6 hearings do lead to the criminal prosecution of Trump, that could of course lead to a blockbuster that will blow the current attraction out of the water. It would be a sequel even bigger than the original ‘Trump on Trial’ miniseries – his two impeachments.”

One more opinion piece from the Left: How dark money fueled the Jan. 6 insurrection — and why we can't find it Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Salon Op-ed

FLAG THIS

How Many Blame Trump and Who’s Paying Attention?


Shortly following the events of January 6, 52% of Americans considered former President Trump either “solely” or “mainly” responsible for what happened. Now the same poll has that number at 45% (NBC News).

Meanwhile, in a recent poll 49% said the House committee is doing “important work,” while 39% said it’s time to move on (Navigator Research).

Flag Poll: Do you plan to watch these hearings or read about the January 6 committee’s findings? Click here to share your thoughts.

FLAG FINDS

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WATERCOOLER

Secretariat Wins, Indoor Farming, Dolly's Double Hit

On June 9, 1973, with a spectacular victory at the Belmont Stakes, Secretariat became the first horse since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes. Above is a photograph of Secretariat crossing the finish line.

WIRED: The Trendy, Spendy Future of Tech-Enabled Indoor Farming

The New Yorker: The Strange and Secret Ways That Animals Perceive the World

Lifehacker: All the Ways You Should be Using Your Vacuum, but Aren’t

Today I Learned Dolly Parton wrote "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" on the same day. Each song is now over 50 years old.

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