Climate Change Reparations, Startling Levels of Government Surveillance, & the Most Expensive Thanksgiving EVER!

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The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Show (11/21/2022):

3:05pm- Republicans are set to take control over the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2023— they have already announced they will launch an investigation into President Joe Biden’s involvement with his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings. During a Thursday press conference, Rep. James Comer, the incoming House Oversight Committee Chairman, stated: “We found business plans aimed at targets around the world based on influence peddling, including with people tied to foreign governments like China and Russia”—going on to explain that there are signs Biden’s family, and its business associates, may have engaged in numerous crimes like wire fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and violations of the foreign agent registration act.

3:10pm- Over the weekend, Twitter CEO Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s Twitter account—despite having nearly 90 million followers on the platform, the former president said he did not see any reason to reclaim his account, vowing to continue posting on Truth Social exclusively.

3:15pm- Progressives condemned Twitter’s decision to reinstate Donald Trump’s account. Congressman Adam Schiff called it a terrible mistake and Congresswoman Maxine Waters bizarrely claimed that Trump would lead “domestic terrorists” from the account. Meanwhile, New York University Professor Scott Galloway suggested that Elon Musk’s poll (showing that a majority of Twitter users want Trump on the platform) had been manipulated by Russian bots.

3:25pm- Daniel plays terrible bumper music. Matt doesn’t like sweet potatoes. And Rich screams at both of them.

3:45pm- According to a Wall Street Journal article, inflation is expected to cause Americans to buy fewer Christmas gifts and donate less to charity this holiday season.

4:05pm- According to allegations made in a lawsuit filed by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), the Massachusetts Department of Health (DPH) may have installed COVID-19 contact tracing applications on resident cell phones without their knowledge or consent.

4:10pm- The Daily Wire reports that a “detransitioner is suing a social worker, therapist, and their respective clinics in Oregon for overlooking her mental health challenges and fast-tracking her 'non-binary' double mastectomy surgery.”

4:25pm- In a new article, the Washington Post Editorial Board called on China to be more forthcoming with information regarding the origins of the COVID-19 virus—imploring nations to definitively determine the cause of the outbreak and condemning the Chinese government’s lack of transparency which allowed the virus to spread without impediment. WaPo’s Editorial Board concludes: “A major lesson of the pandemic is that disease surveillance—early warning systems — is crucial… Secrecy led to fatal consequences in the pandemic…The coverup is immense and still in place.

4:40pm- J.D. Tuccille—Contributing Editor of Reason.com—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his most recent article, “See the Surveillance State at Work in Your Own Community.” Tuccille writes about the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) Atlas of Surveillance project which monitors governmental agencies that are “snooping on the public.”

5:05pm- While appearing on PBS’s Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, former Attorney General William Barr insisted that a government “deep state” does, in fact, exist.

5:10pm- During a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs hearing, Senator Josh Hawley questioned Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas about his department's work with “big tech” to suppress stories and social media posts the Biden Administration deemed “misinformation.” According to a report from The Intercept, which was cited by Hawley, the federal government pressured Facebook to suppress posts that question the origins of COVID-19, the prevalence of racial injustice, and the Biden Administration’s decision to withdraw from Afghanistan. Mayorkas conceded that his department meets with different tech companies but denied he has pushed for censorship.

5:35pm- Richard Stern—Senior Policy Analyst in the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at The Heritage Foundation—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his latest editorial, “Lame-Duck Omnibus Would Double Down on Stagflation.” Stern warns that, “[Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi] has promised spending bills that would float an army of 87,000 additional IRS agents, leave our southern border open and lawless, fund abortions, promote Critical Race Theory and bankroll job-killing green energy programs.” Stern estimates that the average household has lost more than $13,000 via an “inflation tax” resulting from $7.5 trillion in pandemic spending.

5:45pm- Happy Anniversary! It’s the 3 Year Anniversary of Rep. Eric Swalwell farting during an interview on MSNBC. How could the Zeoli Show not celebrate this special occasion?

5:50pm- While appearing on Fox News, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) said former President Donald Trump was right to suggest banning TikTok in the United States. Warner stated of TikTok users: “All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing.”

6:05pm- Daniel Turner—Founder & Executive Director of Power the Future—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the Biden Administration’s decision to embrace “climate change reparations.” According to the Wall Street Journal editorial board, speaking on behalf of the Biden Administration, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry agreed that “wealthy countries” should begin setting “up a fund to cover climate damage for the least developed countries.”

6:30pm- Thanksgiving 2022 is set to become the most expensive on record—with prices skyrocketing roughly 20%.

6:55pm- Who Won Social Media? + Zeoli’s Final Thought

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