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Wednesday News Roundup: Cuomo World is Collapsing…Or Maybe It Isn’t.

Good news, everybody! – The ratings for the Golden Globes awards crashed and burned like never before Sunday evening. The show’s audience fell by more than 60% from last year’s catastrophically low ratings, and attracted fewer viewers than the number who streamed Donald Trump’s CPAC speech on their computers:

Awesome, dudes.

Here’s the Outrage of the Week. – Leftist lunatics in Washington DC have been attempting to poison the thousands of National Guard troops still stationed in the Capital for no legitimate reason at all:

Members of congress have told the media that several Guard personnel have had to be hospitalized after eating under-cooked food and food contaminated with metal shavings.

Just another reminder that the radical left hates you and wants you dead.

Senate Republicans get their poster child. – After weeks of revelations of her activities involving making nasty tweets about members of congress over the past decade, China Joe Potato Head Biden withdrew his nomination of the utterly execrable Neera Tanden to be the head of the Office of Management and Budget.

From the story at the Washington Times:

Neera Tanden, President Biden’s pick to lead the White House budget office, took herself out of the running for the job on Tuesday after it became clear she likely did not have the votes to get confirmed.

The move marks the first high-profile personnel defeat for Mr. Biden as he assembles his Cabinet and comes after the White House repeatedly went to bat for the nominee in recent weeks — even as her confirmation appeared increasingly unlikely.

“I appreciate how hard you and your team at the White House has worked to win my confirmation,” Ms. Tanden said in a letter to Mr. Biden released by the White House. “Unfortunately, it now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities.”

“I have the utmost respect for her record of accomplishment, her experience and her counsel, and I look forward to having her serve in a role in my administration,” the president said. “She will bring valuable perspective and insight to our work.”

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Ok, so, Biden will now just create a new White House “czar” position just for Tanden, who happens to be the President of the far-leftwing Center for American Progress. He will do that because her appointment is nothing more than a payoff to CAP for all the money it pours into Democrat Party coffers every year.

Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell and his fellow Senate RINOs can now walk around bragging how tough they’ve been on Biden’s nominees and have Tanden as their poster child to point to when people like you and me point out the fact that they’ve just rolled over and played dead for pretty much all of Biden’s extreme radical appointees. This is as predictable as the sun rising in the East, since it is the standard operating procedure senate RINOs follow at the outset of every new Democrat presidential administration.

Tanden is this administration’s sacrificial lamb, and that may well have been her intended role all along. To quote the late George Carlin, “It’s all a big club, folks, and you ain’t in it.”

Cuomo World Keeps Imploding…or is it? – Things seemingly just keep getting worse and worse for elderly-killing, sexual harassing, serial bullying New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Tuesday may have been his worst day yet.

First, a third accuser came out of the woodwork to accuse Don Cuomo of an act of sexual harassment. Importantly, the initial report was again filed by the New York Times, whose editorial board has decided to be the media lynchpin for hounding him out of office.

I mean, it’s almost as if Cuomo has suddenly become a Republican or something.

Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times story:

Anna Ruch had never met Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo before encountering him at a crowded New York City wedding reception in September 2019. Her first impression was positive enough.

The governor was working the room after toasting the newlyweds, and when he came upon Ms. Ruch, now 33, she thanked him for his kind words about her friends. But what happened next instantly unsettled her: Mr. Cuomo put his hand on Ms. Ruch’s bare lower back, she said in an interview on Monday.

When she removed his hand with her own, Ms. Ruch recalled, the governor remarked that she seemed “aggressive” and placed his hands on her cheeks. He asked if he could kiss her, loudly enough for a friend standing nearby to hear. Ms. Ruch was bewildered by the entreaty, she said, and pulled away as the governor drew closer.

“I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” said Ms. Ruch, whose recollection was corroborated by the friend, contemporaneous text messages and photographs from the event. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.”

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Can’t wait for Geraldo Rivera to go on Fox and tell us that this is all ok because Cuomo’s a 63 year-old single guy living in Albany, so that gives him the perfect right to put his hands all over a woman he has just met at a public function with hundreds of people looking on. You betcha.

Even better, because the New York Times reported this first, every other corrupt media outlet in America is carrying the story, and all of your mindless liberal friends who just a month ago were telling you Cuomo is their new god are now telling you they’ve always known he was a creep. Because that is what your liberal friends always do when the media narrative changes on a dime, right? Right.

Anyways, it’s all apparently become just too much for Cuomo’s fellow creepy Democrats in Albany to bear, as calls for his resignation and even – gasp! – impeachment are now regularly heard among Democrats in the halls of the state capitol building.

But here’s the catch: being Democrats, they’re naturally looking for a do-nothing, easier way out, one that will allow them to claim to their constituents that they’re “doing something” about Cuomo while really doing next-to-nothing of any real substance. So yesterday, they landed on the half-measure of repealing the Governor’s executive order powers, which would have meant something six months ago when he was destroying thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of jobs, but means very little now that the pandemic is well along the way to playing itself out:

Here’s an excerpt from a story at Sara.A.Carter.com:

Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly being stripped of his pandemic emergency powers amid controversy over his handling of COVID-19 in the Empire State, according to NBC New York.

The proposal comes from a number of state legislators.

“I think everyone understands where we were back in March and where we are now. We certainly see the need for a quick response but also want to move toward a system of increased oversight, and review. The public deserves to have checks and balances. Our proposal would create a system with increased input while at the same time ensuring New Yorkers continue to be protected,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.

Cuomo is currently under a federal investigation for his March 25 executive order mandating that nursing homes take in COVID-19 positive patients, as reported by The Daily Caller. He has denied any wrongdoing and the order was later scrubbed from the New York Health Department website, however.

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So, while the conservative media is all afire this morning with the thought that Cuomo might actually end up being removed from office, this move is actually an elegant political deal designed to allow him to serve out his term, and maybe even run for another one. This not only satisfies the always-burning liberal Democrat need to be seen as “doing something,” it also promotes the public impression that Cuomo has now been “punished” for his misdeeds and will now do better going forward.

That in turn provides the editorial board at the New York Times – whose members most likely decided to actually cover all these scandals because their Upper East Side dinner party pals have been pressing them to do so – with an excuse to go back to ignoring it now that the Governor has had his comeuppance, as it were. Once the Times drops the story, the rest of the corrupt news media will heave a sigh of relief in the knowledge that they can safely drop it as well.

And that in turn would allow Cuomo to go back to behaving exactly as he has always behaved with renewed vigor, safe in the knowledge that his media tormentors will have gone silent yet again. You may all think I’m crazy, but let’s just wait and see how this all plays out.

Don’t shoot me, I’m only the messenger.

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God Bless Texas: Gov. Abbott Lifts Statewide COVID Restrictions in the Lone Star State

Attaboy, Governor. – Texans and lovers of freedom all over the country are celebrating this morning after Governor Greg Abbott moved to lift his statewide mask order effective next Wednesday, March 10. He also moved to reopen all Texas schools, saying that the state’s Texas Education Agency would be issuing new guidelines shortly. No idea why he decided to wait a week before it becomes effective, but there it is.

Abbott’s new order [see text below] also lifts restrictions on capacity on restaurants, bars, churches and other places that host social gatherings and religious services.

However, the Governor did included two key caveats to his new order:

– Restrictions on capacity limits and mask-wearing can still be imposed by individual businesses; and

– County judges will still be able to impose their own limits in counties defined as “areas of high hospitalizations”, defined as ” any Trauma Service Area that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients
as a percentage of total hospital capacity exceeds 15 percent, until such time as the Trauma Service Area has seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity is 15
percent or less.”

Several abusive Democrat county judges – like Dallas’s Clay Jenkins – immediately announced they will impose their own restrictions, and the sad thing is that we can be sure that Jenkins and his fellow demented Democrats will bully hospital officials to work to artificially inflate their numbers so they can keep them in place long past the time they no longer really meet that threshold.

Importantly, Abbott’s order denies these aspiring tinpot dictators the ability to assess penalties on violators of their clearly unconstitutional edicts, thus denying Jenkins the ability to toss more single-mother salon owners into the county lockup.

You can also bet the Texas news media will continue to do their part to help keep the Coronapanic going, because it has been good for ratings and because they’re all Democrats, too. The coverage of the Governor’s order on local TV here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area was mind-numbingly sensationalistic and absurd. But hey, no one should have expected any other kind of reaction from these sad people.

With this order, Abbott now finally joins Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in sensibly choosing freedom over deprivation, jobs over unemployment and the interests small businesses over those of big-box retailers like Wal-Mart and Target, chains that have thrived during the pandemic restrictions. Abbott’s order also means that the two biggest Red states – the 2nd and 3rd largest by population – will now be open for business, along with other Red states like Iowa and South Dakota, whose Governor Kristi Noem reminded us all of just how late to this game Gov. Abbott really is:

Oh, and we can now also add Mississippi to that list, as GOP Gov. Tate Reeves also moved to return that state back to business:

While there is no doubt that these Democrat county judges and many superintendents and school boards around Texas will continue to do everything they can to keep their restrictions in place, most Texans are going to have a very low tolerance level for those who cling to their brainwashed mindset about the virus. While many will criticize Governor Abbott for being slow to move an perhaps not quite bold enough with his new order, this is without question an extremely impactful move that will make it infinitely more difficult for Democrat officials to keep their own restrictions in place.

We’ve been cowering in fear in our homes for far too long.

God Bless Texas.

 

Here is the text of Governor Abbott’s order:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, by virtue of the power and
authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, and in
accordance with guidance from medical advisors, do hereby order the following on a
statewide basis effective at 12:01 a.m. on March IO, 2021:
1. In all counties not in an area with high hospitalizations as defined below:
a. there are no COVID-19-related operating limits for any business or other
establishment; and
b. individuals are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings over the nose and
mouth wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from
another person not in the same household, but no person may be required by
any jurisdiction to wear or to mandate the wearing of a face covering.
“Area with high hospitalizations” means any Trauma Service Area that has had
seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients
as a percentage of total hospital capacity exceeds 15 percent, until such time as
the Trauma Service Area has seven consecutive days in which the number of
COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity is 15
percent or less. A current list of areas with high hospitalization~ will be
maintained at www.dshs.texas.gov/ga3031.
2. In any county located in an area with high hospitalizations as defined above:
a. there are no state-imposed COVID-19-related operating limits for any
business or other establishment;
b. there is no state-imposed requirement to wear a face covering; and
c. the county judge may use COVID-19-related mitigation strategies; provided,
however. that:
1. business and other establishments may not be required to operate at less
than 50 percent of total occupancy, with no operating limits allowed to be
imposed for religious services (including those conducted in churches,
congregations, and houses of worship), public and private schools and
institutions of higher education, and child-care services;
11. no jurisdiction may impose confinement in jail as a penalty for violating
any order issued in response to COVID-19; and
iii. no jurisdiction may impose a penalty of any kind for failure to wear a face
covering or failure to mandate that customers or employees wear face
coverings, except that a legally authorized official may act to enforce
trespassing laws and remove violators at the request of a business
establishment or other property owner.
3. In providing or obtaining services, every person (including individuals, businesses,
and other legal entities) is strongly encouraged to use good-faith efforts and
available resources to follow the Texas Department of State Health Services
(DSHS) health recommendations, found at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.
4. Nothing in this executive order precludes businesses or other establishments from
requiring employees or customers to follow additional hygiene measures, including
the wearing of a face covering.
5. Nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, and long
term care facilities should follow guidance from the Texas Health and Human
Services Commission (HHSC) regarding visitations, and should follow infection
control policies and practices set forth by HHSC, including minimizing the
movement of staff between facilities whenever possible.
6. Public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health
protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency. Private
schools and institutions of higher education are encouraged to establish similar
standards.
7. County and municipal jails should follow guidance from the Texas Commission on
Jail Standards regarding visitations.
8. Executive Orders GA-17, GA-25, GA-29, and GA-31 are rescinded in their entirety.
9. This executive order shall supersede any conflicting order issued by local officials
in response to the COVID-19 disaster, but only to the extent that such a local order
restricts services allowed by this executive order or allows gatherings restricted by
this executive order. Pursuant to Section 418.0 I 6(a) of the Texas Government
Code, I hereby suspend Sections 418. l 0 I 5(b) and 418. l 08 of the Texas Government
Code, Chapter 81, Subchapter E of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and any other
relevant statutes, to the extent necessary to ensure that local officials do not impose
restrictions in response to the COVID-19 disaster that are inconsistent with this
executive order, provided that local officials may enforce this executive order as
well as local restrictions that are consistent with this executive order.
10. All existing state executive orders relating to COVID-19 are amended to eliminate
confinement in jail as an available penalty for violating the executive orders. To the
extent any order issued by local officials in response to the COVID-19 disaster
would allow confinement in jail as an available penalty for violating a COVID-19-
related order, that order allowing confinement in jail is superseded, and I hereby
suspend all relevant laws to the extent necessary to ensure that local officials do not
confine people in jail for violating any executive order or local order issued in
response to the COVID- 19 disaster.
This executive order supersedes Executive Orders GA- 17, GA-25, GA-29, GA-31, and
GA-32, but does not supersede Executive Orders GA-10 or GA- 13. This executive order
shall remain in effect and in full force unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or
superseded by the governor. This executive order may also be amended by proclamation
of the governor.

[End]

 

That is all.

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Tuesday News Roundup: Minneapolis Acts to Re-Fund its De-Funded Police and De Blasio Pounds Cuomo

Leftist Genius Update: Re-funding the de-funding of the police. – How bad an idea is the BLM/Antifa/Democrat mantra to “defund the police?” It’s such a bad idea that even the cretins who infest the city council in Minneapolis are regretting it now. Yes, folks: The nitwits who voted to defund that city’s police department last July are now going to spend millions of dollars to hire a bunch of police officers back after violent crime rates very predictably skyrocketed in the wake of their idiotic policy choice:

From a story at the DailyMail:

Minneapolis is planning to spend $6.4million to hire dozens of police officers, at a time when some City Council members and activist groups have been advocating to replace the police department following the death of George Floyd.

The City Council voted unanimously Friday to approve the additional funding that police requested.

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, there are only 638 officers available to work, which is roughly 200 fewer than usual. 

An unprecedented number of officers quit or went on extended medical leave after Floyd’s death and the unrest that followed, which included the burning of a police precinct.

With new recruit classes, the city anticipates it will have 674 officers available at the end of the year, with another 28 in the hiring process, according to the Star Tribune.

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So, what we have here is mindless leftist policy coming full circle to its logical conclusion, an end result that anyone with a fully functioning brain stem could easily have seen coming. And guess what? This $6.4 million isn’t nearly enough to stem the leftist-caused crime surge, since, as you can see from the parts of the excerpt I bolded, the city will still be 174 officers short of its pre-George Floyd levels at the end of this year.

If you live in Minneapolis but have the wherewithal to get the hell out of there, my only question to you is, why haven’t you already left?

Today’s Geraldo Rivera Really is a Moron Update. – Here’s Geraldo Rivera casually defending the bullying, sexual harassing behavior of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo because, Rivera says, he’s a single guy in his ’60s living in Albany:

It’s like Bill Murray’s Peter Vinkman defending the giant Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man. You just cannot make this stuff up, folks. You really can’t.

Speaking of bullying, sexual harasser, elderly killer Andrew Cuomo… – New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is also a moron – that appears to be a given for holders of high office in the city, county and state of New York. De Blasio is in fact arguably the very worst mayor in America, although every time I say that, creepy old Lori Lightfoot raises her hand and says “hold my beer.”

This mayor does not play - Chicago Sun-Times

But I digress.

Moron or not, the buffoonish De Blasio does appear to have a clear-eyed view of Gov. Cuomo, and nothing but time on his hands to go on television and talk about it, which he has done repeatedly over the past several weeks. Because, you know, everything’s just great in NY  City these days so he has nothing better to do.

Hooboy.

Yesterday, el Grande Payaso [clown] went on television yet again and threw the Governor under the bus in a huge way:

Here’s an excerpt from the story at Red State:

As I reported last Thursday in an article titled De Blasio Tries to Throw Cuomo Even Farther Under the Bus Than Last Time: ‘Really Disturbing’, after news broke on Cuomo’s first accuser, Lindsey Boylan, who claimed the governor kissed her “on the lips” without warning, following a meeting in his Manhattan office in 2018 and, on an October 2017 flight aboard the official state jet, said to her: “Let’s play strip poker”, Comrade Big Bird de Blasio called Boylan’s accusations “really disturbing.”

“Look, these allegations are really disturbing, let’s be clear about that. When a woman comes forward with this kind of very specific allegation, we have to take it seriously. This kind of behavior, if true, is unacceptable.”

De Blasio went on, of course, doing a damn fine job of throwing Cuomo under the bus as far as he could. At the time, that is. Now, after reading Cuomo’s bizarre Sunday press release, de Blasio is back — and this time he means business. We’re talking way under the bus business. As reported by Fox News, de Blasio went off on Cuomo’s statement during a Monday interview with New York City radio station Hot 97, calling the statement “creepy.”

“It sickened me, it sickened me. The thought of a powerful man trying to take advantage of his power, intimidate a young woman and just the sense that he was treating her like — again these are allegations and we need a full investigation — but if that was what truly happened, it was like he was treating her like she was his property. Just disgusting, creepy.”

“Sexual harassment is not funny,” de Blasio continued. “Who the hell tries to explain that by saying,’I was just joking around’?”

Perhaps most devasting to Cuomo, the mayor then personally incriminated him. “I’ve seen him be abusive in a way that would not be accepted by anyone in leadership,” he said.

Also on Sunday, according to Fox, de Blasio called on the New York state legislature to revoke Cuomo’s emergency powers amid the scandals.

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El Grande Payaso and Cuomo have always had what has been at best a tense relationship, but man, this is out of control. These repeated attacks against and complaints about Cuomo lodged by De Blasio and a succession of fellow Democrats are the only reason why the Democrat activists at the New York Times and other media outlets have begun to pay even a little attention to Cuomo’s abusive behavior.

So by all means, Mayor, keep it up.

All the rest of us are embarrassed that John Brennan’s a white male, too. – In a paid appearance on MSNBC on Monday, the execrable John Brennan said he’s embarrassed to be a white male:

On behalf of white males everywhere, we are all embarrassed to have our skin color associated with such a despicable, un-American scumbag, too.

News You Will Not See on CNN Update. – Four people, including a local Justice of the Peace, were arrested in Hondo, Texas yesterday on charges of rampant voter fraud. To no one’s surprise, they are all Democrats.

Also to no one’s surprise, no one in the national news media is covering the story. And also to no one’s surprise, the fraud scheme focused on … wait for it … mail-in ballots.

Here’s an excerpt from the story at Fox29 in San Antonio:

An area Justice of the Peace has been arrested and accused of election fraud, along with three other people.

Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was arrested Feb. 11 after a Bandera Grand Jury indicted him and three others two days prior.

Ramirez is facing one count of organized election fraud, one count of assisting voter voting ballot by mail and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope.

Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez and Mary Balderrama were also arrested.

Garza is facing one charge of organized election fraud, two counts of illegal voting, eight counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, two counts of election fraud and four counts of fraudulent use of an absentee ballot by mail.

Martinez is facing one count of organized election fraud, nine counts of illegal voting, 28 counts of unlawful possession of ballot or ballot envelope, three counts of purportedly acting as an agent, five counts of tampering with government record, 14 counts of election fraud and four counts of fraudulent mail ballot application.

Meanwhile, Balderrama is facing one count of organized election fraud, nine counts of illegal voting, two counts of unlawful possession of ballot or ballot envelope, one count of mail ballot application, two counts of unlawfully assisting voter voting by mail, two counts of tampering with government record, eight counts of election fraud.

The Bandera County Sheriff’s Office tells us all charges stem from an Attorney General investigation. We reached out to the AG’s office, but have not yet heard back.

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Voter fraud operations by Democrats focused on absentee/mail-in ballots have been a way of life in South Texas for many, many decades. It was such a voter fraud operation that produced the infamous “Box 13” that ended up putting Lyndon Johnson in the U.S. Senate in 1948, in fact. Anyone who grew up in that region as I did has likely seen such operations in action.

Last year, the whole country got a big ol’ taste of what the results of such schemes look like on a national basis, and it isn’t pretty.

Good for Texas law enforcement officials to try to clean it up. Now, if the rest of the country would do the same…

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The Global Economy is Rapidly Recovering and CBS News and the UN Are Upset

When the headline gives away the narrative. – There’s bias, and then there’s BIAS, and CBS puts the full all-caps deal into this piece, which was obviously handed to the fake journalist who wrote it by some activist at the Sierra Club or NRDC.

Check out the headline:

Here’s an excerpt from this piece of journalistic malpractice:

Paris — Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in December compared with the same month of 2019, indicating the sharp drop seen due to the pandemic was short-lived. Figures released Tuesday by the International Energy Agency show emissions from the production and use of oil, gas and coal were 2% higher in December 2020 than a year earlier.

The Paris-based intergovernmental agency said a resurgence in economic activity coupled with a lack of clean energy policies mean many countries are now seeing higher emissions than before the coronavirus pandemic.

“The rebound in global carbon emissions toward the end of last year is a stark warning that not enough is being done to accelerate clean energy transitions worldwide,” said the agency’s executive director, Fatih Birol. “If governments don’t move quickly with the right energy policies, this could put at risk the world’s historic opportunity to make 2019 the definitive peak in global emissions.”

Scientists have previously calculated that CO2 emissions fell by 7% during the full year 2020 as people stayed at home because of the pandemic.

“Our numbers show we are returning to carbon-intensive business-as-usual,” said Birol. “These latest numbers are a sharp reminder of the immense challenge we face in rapidly transforming the global energy system.”

Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.

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Now, in a sane world – you know, the world we long ago left behind as the climate change pseudo-science evolved into a global religious cult – the real story here would be a joyful one, because what is really being reported in it is the fact that economies all over the world are roaring back from the insane response to COVID-19 that crushed millions of businesses, threw hundreds of millions out of work and tens of millions into abject poverty. Growing economies require a lot of energy and people moving around, and all that energy and people moving around and going back to work produces carbon emissions.

But when your entire life’s outlook revolves around the cultish religious exercise of considering plant food to be your cult’s version of Satan, then you produce “journalism” such as this. Seriously, what would CBS have had us do, artificially keep the economy in a global depression for the next 30-50 years until hopefully someone can finally figure out how to make nuclear fusion work so we avoid using oil and gas and coal like we did before last March?

Why, yes, that is exactly what the Global Church of Climate Change dogma would have us do, and the headline to this piece betrays that exact mindset.

Fatih Birol, the director of the International Energy Agency at the UN, is literally bemoaning the fact that people are in the process of regaining and even exceeding the level of relative prosperity they enjoyed before they were thrown out of jobs and had their businesses destroyed by the cardinals of the climate change cult. He is literally upset that millions of people will not go hungry and will again be able to put shoes on their children’s feet.

And it’s all a religious exercise that is based solely on computer models since real-world observations still do not support a single bit of dogma that serves as the basis for the cult’s obsessive existence.

You honestly could never make these people up if they did not already exist.

All you normal people out there should celebrate this CBS piece, because it means that, in spite of all of the unconstitutional edicts, in spite of all of Anthony Fauci’s repugnant propaganda, in spite of all of the incessant fright tactics thrown at you by the corrupt news media over the past year, people are going back to work.

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Monday News Roundup: At CPAC, DeSantis Emerges as Trump’s Clear Heir Apparent

Trump spoke at CPAC on Sunday. – I write at length about that event in another piece this morning. Go read it.

If this result surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention. – It is no secret that the Republican Party establishment has coalesced behind former South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley as its’ preferred GOP presidential nominee for 2024. Haley is a consummate creature of the DC Swamp, a RINO at heart who would be very easy for party insiders and funders to manipulate as president. She is basically the female version of Jeb! Bush.

But Amb. Haley will have a very steep hill to climb in order to become the 2024 nominee, if the results of yesterday’s CPAC Straw Poll are any indication. Donald Trump of course came in as the clear front-runner in the poll, but if you assume as I do that he will not be the party’s nominee, given that he will then be as old as Joe Biden is now, there is one clear-cut front runner who Haley would have to find a way to overcome: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Haley also lags behind another GOP governor who has shown outstanding leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: South Dakota’s Kristi Noem.

From a story at DailyWire:

A Washington Times/CPAC poll released on Sunday showed that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) would dominate the Republican field of presidential candidates for 2024 if former President Donald Trump decides not to run for president again.

The poll, which found that over 95% of respondents approved of the job that Trump did as president, showed that voters were concerned most about election integrity, border security, constitutional rights, and economic issues.

More than two-thirds of respondents said that they wanted Trump to run again, while 15% said they did not, and 17% were unsure. A staggering 95% of respondents want the GOP to continue pursuing the policies of Trump.

If Trump were to run for president again, 55% of respondents said they would vote for him, followed by 21% for DeSantis, and 4% for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. If Trump is not on the ticket in 2024, 43% of respondents said that they would vote for DeSantis, followed by 11% for Noem.

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I’ve been touting a 2024 GOP ticket of DeSantis/Noem or Noem/DeSantis here since last May, when it became apparent that they were way ahead of the pack in terms of exercising true executive leadership on COVID and the other pressing issues of the day. Both are young, both are attractive, both do extremely well on television, both have adopted Trump’s more aggressive manner in dealing with the eternally hostile press, and both understand where the ideological momentum is in the GOP.

DeSantis says Trump will soon reveal federal help for Hurricane Michael - Orlando Sentinel

While far from definitive, the CPAC straw poll shows that’s where the party’s true conservative/populist/America First wing is leaning.

Cool.

Today’s Biden Gas Premium Update. – Just a reminder that the price of a gallon of gasoline has now risen by 50 cents per gallon since Election Day.

Over the weekend, Goldman Sachs raised its 2021 mid-year crude oil price projection to $75 per barrel after the Brent index price exceeded its prior $65 estimate late last week. Because the price of gasoline tends to follow the price of crude oil, you can expect the Biden Gas Premium to grow to around 75 cents per gallon by mid-year if Goldman Sachs is right.

So, next time you run into any of your liberal pals, be sure to thank them for that extra $15 you’re having to fork over every time you fill up your car’s 20-gallon tank.

Are Florida Democrats really going to run Crist again? – Meanwhile, as the GOP shifts to a more youthful leadership profile, there is growing speculation that the already-geriatric Democrats may end up nominating another fossil to challenge DeSantis in 2022.  That’s right: the political chameleon Charlie Crist is getting ready to run one more time.

It’s hard to believe Charlie Crist is just 64 years old. It feels like he’s been around forever, frankly, spending his first 20 or so years in politics as a nominal Republican before shifting over to the Democrat Party in 2012 after having spent four years serving as Florida’s governor. Crist was a state senator throughout the 1990s, tried and failed in a run for the U.S. senate against Democrat Bob Graham in 1998, served as Florida Attorney General from 2003 through 2006, and tried and failed to defeat Marco Rubio while running as an independent in 2010. Hooboy.

Now, the scaly Crist is planning another run for governor.

From a story at Politico:

TALLAHASSEE — Rep. Charlie Crist switched parties almost a decade ago — but the party has moved on.

As the former Republican prepares a potential bid to unseat Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the 64-year-old Crist must somehow convince skeptical Democrats that he can energize the diverse coalition that now makes up the party.

“I don’t think he excites the part of the base that we need to propel a statewide campaign,” said Thomas Kennedy, a newly-elected member of the Democratic National Committee from Florida. “I don’t think a former Republican governor — who has lost statewide before and, quite frankly, hasn’t been at the forefront of the battles that have roiled this county in the last four years — is going to be able to take on what’s going to be a really tough race against Ron DeSantis.”

Crist, a two-term congressman who served as the state’s governor more than a decade ago, hasn’t officially jumped into the race. But he’s reached out to political consultants, major donors such as famed attorney John Morgan, long-time friends like Broward Mayor Steve Geller and other politicians about whether he should try to reclaim the job he once held. Along the way, some of his past allies are beginning to work with other potential Democratic candidates.

When asked whether he’s the right candidate for now, Crist retorts: “I got two words: Joe Biden. Look at what happened in our last election.”

Though Biden managed to win the Democratic nomination and presidency, he lost to President Donald Trump in Florida, and the GOP picked up both congressional and legislative seats in an election that some view as evidence that Florida is losing its reputation as the nation’s largest battleground state.

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Oof. When the Democrat toadies at Politico are writing pooh-pooing stories like this one about you, you’ve got a real uphill climb ahead.

Given Crist’s repeated failures in trying to unseat prominent Florida office holders in the past – he beat a relative unknown Democrat, Jim Davis, in the 2006 governor’s election – Republicans should be actively supporting his efforts to attain the Democrat nomination next year. But if Politico’s initial shot across Crist’s bow is an indicator of the media’s overall bias in the looming race, he will have a tough time gaining much traction in the race.

For Democrats, the booster support of a fawning media is everything, and right now, at least, Charlie Crist doesn’t have it.

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Trump Speech Highlights America’s Loss of Free and Fair Elections

Before we get into the rest of this, I wanted to be sure you saw this clip of an insane protest at the Georgia capitol over the weekend:

So, Georgia does the right thing and requires some form of ID for anyone requesting an absentee ballot, and these protesters literally go berserk.

Understand that these very same people must show ID in order to fly on an airplane, go on a cruise, ride on an AMTRAK train, enroll their children in public school, rent a post office box, or write a check for Crisco and Doritos at the local WalMart, and never throw similar fits of childish outrage while doing any of those things. Yet, require them to show even the most rudimentary form of ID in order to ensure they are who they claim to be when they vote, and to ensure that no one else can steal their vote from them, and they fly into fits of rage and start assaulting police officers.

Note that in our society over the last 200-plus years, it is only Democrats who engage in this sort of detestable behavior. The motivation behind this public show is quite obvious, isn’t it? They want to be able to continue defrauding our elections as they have been doing for many decades. There is no other possible logical explanation for it.

Which brings me to yesterday’s speech by former President Trump at the CPAC convention. The ex-President is being pilloried by the Democrats’ Perpetual Outrage Mob on Twitter and the corrupt news media today for repeating his well-based allegations of massive election fraud during the speech, because of course that is how they would react. But this is a man who just had an election blatantly stolen from him in the most public way possible, so it would have been pretty shocking had he not referred back to the events that led up to it.

Trump pressed the need for “election integrity and election reform,” calling on the GOP to be the “party of honest elections that can give everyone confidence in the future of our country.”

During the speech, Trump also ended speculation that he might form a third party, promising to work within the GOP to rid it of the RINO pestilence that has neutered its usefulness to the American people for far too long.

Here’s an excerpt from the story at JustTheNews:

“The future of the Republican Party is as a party that defends the social, economic and cultural interests and values of working American families of every race, color and creed,” Trump said.

President Trump spoke about the importance of election integrity during his remarks.

“Another one of the most urgent issues facing the Republican Party is that of ensuring fair, honest and secure elections,” he said.

“We need election integrity and election reform immediately. Republicans should be the party of honest elections that can give everyone confidence in the future of our country,” Trump said.

He reiterated his contention that the 2020 contest was “rigged.”

“We have a very sick and corrupt electoral process that must be fixed immediately. This election was rigged and the Supreme Court and other courts didn’t want to do anything about it,” he said.

Trump said there should be just one Election Day. He also called for voter ID.

“There should be a legitimate reason for someone to vote absentee, has to have a reason. We should eliminate the insanity of mass and very corrupt mail-in voting. We must have voter ID,” he declared.

“We need universal signature matching,” the former president said. “There should be a 100% requirement to verify the citizenship of every person who votes. And there must be a chain of custody protections for every ballot,” he said.

“Even if you consider nothing else, it is undeniable that election rules were illegally changed at the last minute in almost every swing state with the procedures rewritten by local politicians…and local judges…as opposed to state legislatures as required by the Constitution of the United States,” Trump said.

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He’s right on that last point, of course, but sadly the Supreme Court – including Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Barrett and John Roberts – recently voted to refuse to even hear cases challenging those state-level constitutional violations.

The loss of free and fair elections is the end of this country as a constitutional republic. The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear these cases makes one wonder what the concept of “constitutionality” even means anymore. If the Court is so corrupted and compromised now that it will not even rule on such clear-cut violations of the Constitution, then the document becomes meaningless. No law has teeth unless there is someone willing to enforce it.

Which of course has been the goal of the Democrat Party since the Woodrow Wilson administration.

The Democrats have achieved their goal, and no speech by any former President can begin to change that fact.

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Sunday News Roundup: Pelosi’s Capitol Riot Fairy Tale Takes a Hit and Whitmer has a Nursing Home Problem

Imagine if he didn’t have an army of handlers writing his scripts, whispering into that earpiece and reminding him where he is every minute of the day. – Here is why China Joe Biden is seldom allowed out of the White House:

I’m sure “Shirley” Jackson Lee appreciates her new name.

Why do Democrats hate biological women so deeply? – If you have daughters, granddaughters or nieces you care about, watch and listen to the clip below. This is the ultimate consequence of the policies currently being pushed by Joe Biden and his despicable handlers:

This seems like a big deal, doesn’t it? – If we had a functioning news media based on real standards of journalism in this country, this would not be news at all, since President Trump told us weeks ago that he had offered to call in National Guard troops to help Capitol Police control the Capitol grounds on January 6, but was turned down by Nancy Pelosi. The entirety of the corrupt national news media ignored Trump for the simple fact that statement did not conform to their preferred narrative that the Capitol riot was in fact an attempted insurrection led by Trump. After all, you couldn’t very well maintain this absurd narrative if Trump was actually trying to get Pelosi to beef up security a week in advance, could you?

It turns out that it has taken five weeks for the media to follow up on that presidential statement and figure out that, oops, Trump was right.

Here’s an excerpt from that story at the Daily Caller:

In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving recalled to House Admin how previous discussions with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her office factored in to his “blender of decision making,” according to three sources with direct knowledge of Irving’s talk with House Admin.

Pelosi’s office had previously impressed upon Irving that the National Guard was to remain off Capitol Grounds, Irving allegedly told House Admin. The discussions, which centered around “optics,” allegedly occurred in the months prior to the Jan. 6 riot, during a time when deployment of federal resources for civil unrest was unpopular with Democrats and many members of Congress.

The three sources who confirmed the discussion to the Daily Caller did so under the condition of anonymity, citing the fear of putting a chill on further witnesses to how the security situation unfolded Jan. 6. The discussion, if accurate, raises questions as to what role Pelosi’s office had in the security failures that resulted in the resignations of both Irving and former Chief of Capitol Police Steven Sund. Pelosi’s Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill did not deny the allegations in a statement to the Daily Caller.

“The Speaker’s Office has made it clear publicly and repeatedly that our office was not consulted or contacted concerning any request for the National Guard ahead of January 6th. That has been confirmed by former Sergeant at Arms Irving in sworn testimony before Senate committees. The Speaker expects security professionals to make security decisions and to briefed about those decisions,” Hammill said.

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Now, of course Pelosi’s office denies the story since it destroys the entire basis for the impeachment scam she spent a month ramming through. It also destroys the narrative she and her fellow UniParty Democans and Republicrats have built up to justify their effort to make the wall currently encircling the Capitol Building and 7,000-strong ongoing National Guard presence a permanent feature of life in the Washington, DC police state.

Every word these people and their toadies in the news media say to you is a lie. Once you accept that reality, everything makes perfect sense.

Speaking of lying liars who lie, how about that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, huh? – He got hit with yet another major sexual harassment allegation on Saturday, and the New York Times actually decided to cover it. I write about that amazing event in detail in another piece this morning. Go read it. Thanks.

Guess who else has a nursing home deaths problem? – If you guessed Michigan Governor and aspiring Central American Dictator Gretchen Whitmer, you win the prize!

On Saturday, a group of Republican legislators alleged that, like Cuomo, Whitmer’s draconian and idiotic executive edicts related to COVID-19 may have inflated the death tolls among senior citizens residing in Michigan’s nursing home facilities. They also allege that, like Cuomo, Whitmer’s administration has systematically under-reported the number of such deaths over the past 10 months.

Here’s an excerpt from a story at Fox News:

Republican state legislators in Michigan have Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in their sights as they call for investigations into the governor’s handling of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The call to investigate Whitmer, a Democrat, came in a pair of letters to both acting U.S. Attorney General Monty Wilkinson and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. Michigan State Sen. Jim Runestad spearheaded the letters, which were signed by seven other Republican state senators.

“Gov. Whitmer’s regional hub policy placed patients with and without COVID-19 in the same facilities and may have exacerbated the death toll in those facilities,” Runestad said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Questions remain regarding the accuracy of data, compliance with CDC guidelines and compliance with our state’s Freedom of Information Act. There is a critical need for a full investigation into these matters.”

In the letters, the lawmakers pointed out that COVID-19 infections and deaths in the Wolverine State “have soared” over the past year and that Whitmer’s administration had “been questioned about unintended consequences” of her policies.

The senators also called attention to “discrepancies” in cases and death data “in the state’s long-term care facilities.”

“It has now come to our attention that these reporting errors have likely not been resolved,” the Republicans charged.

“Gov. Whitmer’s regional hub policy put patients with and without COVID-19 in the same facilities and may have exacerbated the death toll in those facilities,” they added.

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Naturally, this rising scandal is being ignored by the rest of the corrupt national news media, which spent months during 2020 building Whitmer up as a dandy choice to become Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, just as they spent months building Cuomo up as a potential president, just as they spent a year doing the same for the Creepy Porn Lawyer.

Are you sensing a pattern here? If the media is telling you some Democrat would be just great leading the country, that likely means that Democrat is among the very worst people in the world.

The more you know…

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The Media’s Dam of Political Cover for Andrew Cuomo Finally Bursts

Things are finally getting real for New York’s thug Governor. – In the world of the American left, no story is considered to be real until it is carried by the New York Times. Yes, that really is the demented little world your leftwing friends live in. So long as the Times is ignoring any story – like Hunter Biden’s laptop, for example – liberals, in their demented minds, believe that gives them a pass on believing it’s real.

This is why your leftwing friends still don’t acknowledge the unarguable fact that high officials in the Obama/Biden administration – including Obama and Biden themselves – attempted to fix the 2016 election and ran a slow-rolling coup d’etat on American soil for three long years. It’s madness, but it’s how they justify their studious ignorance on issue after issue.

This rule of leftist life has certainly been at play in the controversies surrounding Gov. Cuomo, as a mountain of evidence has come to light that his COVID response edicts caused the deaths of thousands of the state’s senior citizens in nursing homes and that he and his toadies worked to cover up the scale of that issue. Cuomo has also been dogged by allegations of serial sexual harassment, bullying and other gross misconduct in office over the course of his long and sordid time in office, the most recent being a long, detailed essay of his behavior authored by a former top assistant, Lindsey Boylan, which I wrote about four days ago. 

That story broke just a week or so after a New York Democrat legislator, Ron Kim, alleged that Cuomo had threatened to “destroy” him if he didn’t go along with the administration’s ongoing efforts to cover up the number of nursing home deaths.

So long as the fake newspaper of record refused to cover these scandals in any real detail, Cuomo has felt safe and secure in continuing his lifelong pattern of behavior, and your leftwing friends have felt fully justified in responding by simply parroting the excuse-making talking points they heard an hour earlier from some talking head on The View. You all know that’s what they do, right?

But now that game could be coming to an end, after this happened on Saturday:

That’s right: Suddenly, the Times has decided to actually give some coverage to the sexual harassment story after years of ignoring it on behalf of Cuomo. Not only that, but someone at CNN gave Fake Jake Tapper permission to actually tweet about it. You can practically hear the cries of “Oh, the humanity!” coming from the Governor’s mansion in Albany.

Here’s an excerpt from that story:

ALBANY, N.Y. — A second former aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is accusing him of sexual harassment, saying that he asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men.

The aide, Charlotte Bennett, who was an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration until she left in November, told The New York Times that the governor had harassed her late last spring, during the height of the state’s fight against the coronavirus.

Ms. Bennett, 25, said the most unsettling episode occurred on June 5, when she was alone with Mr. Cuomo in his State Capitol office. In a series of interviews this week, she said the governor had asked her numerous questions about her personal life, including whether she thought age made a difference in romantic relationships, and had said that he was open to relationships with women in their 20s — comments she interpreted as clear overtures to a sexual relationship.

Mr. Cuomo said in a statement to The Times on Saturday that he believed he had been acting as a mentor and had “never made advances toward Ms. Bennett, nor did I ever intend to act in any way that was inappropriate.” He said he had requested an independent review of the matter and asked that New Yorkers await the findings “before making any judgments.”

Ms. Bennett said that during the June encounter, the governor, 63, also complained to her about being lonely during the pandemic, mentioning that he “can’t even hug anyone,” before turning the focus to Ms. Bennett. She said that Mr. Cuomo asked her, “Who did I last hug?”

Ms. Bennett said she had tried to dodge the question by responding that she missed hugging her parents. “And he was, like, ‘No, I mean like really hugged somebody?’” she said.

Mr. Cuomo never tried to touch her, Ms. Bennett said, but the message of the entire episode was unmistakable to her.

“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Ms. Bennett said. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.”

Ms. Bennett said she had disclosed the interaction with Mr. Cuomo to his chief of staff, Jill DesRosiers, less than a week later and was transferred to another job, as a health policy adviser, with an office on the opposite side of the Capitol, soon after that.Ms. Bennett said she had also given a lengthy statement to a special counsel to the governor, Judith Mogul, toward the end of June.

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Oh.

Time to “circle back” to your leftwing friends and see whose talking points they’re parroting today, as their hero’s carefully-crafted world continues to slowly fall apart.

 

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Friday News Roundup: When Equality Means Discrimination and Biden’s Broken Promises Mount

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – This morning, Joe Biden has kids back living in cages, America back at war in Syria, no $15 minimum wage anywhere in sight, and those $2000 checks that were going to be delivered to everyone “immediately” after he assumed office are still nowhere to be seen and will never materialize.

Thanks, Democrats!

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Today’s Long-Term Memory Reminder. – 20 years ago this month, Al Gore told us we would all be dead in 20 years from global warming. And he is still running the same scam that has now made him a multi-hundred millionaire.

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Shameless self-promotion commercial break: I write at length about the Biden Administration’s decision to re-start Barack Obama’s war on Syria with a unilateral series of missile strikes in another piece this morning. Go read it after you finish here.

Hey, about that $15/hr minimum wage… – It’s a funny thing about passing laws through congress: You have to have enough votes to get over all the procedural hurdles. As former senators, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris presumably knew this throughout the campaign when they cynically promised to “immediately” raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

This means they knew that any such proposal would either have to have at least 60 votes behind it in the senate, or have the senate parliamentarian rule that it would qualify under the arcane senate “reconciliation” rule that is to be used strictly for budgetary purposes and not for statutory changes. The “reconciliation” process is intended mainly to reconcile numbers between budget bills passed by the house and the senate, and requires only a 51 vote majority for approval, the exact number the Democrats currently control with Kamala Harris joining in as the tie-breaker.

Biden and Harris knew all of this going in, which means they knew pretty much with out any doubt that their promises for a higher minimum wage were in fact false promises. Yesterday, the other shoe dropped on that as the senate parliamentarian very predictably ruled that the $15 minimum wage provision in the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion bill to pay off Democrat constituencies cannot be passed under reconciliation rules:

Here’s an excerpt from that story at JustTheNews.com:

Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has reportedly determined that including a provision in the COVID-19 relief package to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour would not be acceptable under the chamber’s rules.

Democrats are seeking to pass the bill using reconciliation, which would enable them to avoid the 60-vote legislative filibuster, according to The Hill.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the Senate parliamentarian’s ruling as “disappointing” but said that the minimum wage provision will stay in the legislation that the House is expected to approve on Friday.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said a statement: “President Biden is disappointed in this outcome, as he proposed having the $15 minimum wage as part of the American Rescue Plan. He respects the parliamentarian’s decision and the Senate’s process. He will work with leaders in Congress to determine the best path forward because no one in this country should work full time and live in poverty,” the statement said, adding that Biden urges the nation’s legislature to approve the relief legislation.

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Thus does the $15 minimum wage go the way of the $2000 checks to everybody and the dodo bird, which both Biden and Harris knew would be the case all along.

Feeling properly stupid yet, Democrats?

Speaking of that Democrat constituent payoff bill… – Here’s a terrific graphic showing where all the money is going. And guess what? It’s not going to you:

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Hey, guess how they are apportioning the $350 billion in the bill that is going to the various states? By their rate of unemployment! Thus, states like New York and New Jersey and Illinois that have been ravaged by Democrat governors and legislators for decades and have high rates of unemployment will be getting proportionately more money than Red states that have low unemployment.

The lesson? Screw up your state by electing incompetent Democrat leadership and the feds will bail you out. It’s like giving a screaming spoiled brat another popsicle just to shut him up. He’s only going to scream louder and longer next time.

When “Equality” really means “Discrimination”. – Speaking of attacks on you, how about that “Equality Act”, huh? This is yet another great example of Democrats assigning a name to a bill that is exactly the opposite of what the bill actually would do. The Democrats, media and their Perpetual Outrage Mob on Twitter are promoting this bill as somehow ensuring “equal” rights for LGBTQ folks, something that in fact they already possess.

This bill is not that at all, not even a little bit. This bill is a full frontal assault on the freedoms of speech, religion and association, and on biological women. It is a bill that will end civic life as we know it should it be signed into law by President Sock Puppet.

Here’s an excerpt from a terrific piece by Christopher Bedford at TheFederalist:

“Have you been following this ‘Equality Act?’” a Catholic priest I know asked me as I passed on the icy sidewalk early Sunday afternoon.

“A bit,” I answered. “You can be sure anything that comes out of D.C. does the opposite of its name.”

Check it out today,” he replied. “It could pass as early as this week, and it’s very, very troubling.”

The two of us went our ways, carefully navigating the icy bricks back to the safety of our homes. The monsignor was right, of course: If the Equality Act passes, he won’t be safe in his home much longer, nor will women be safe in their sports, their restrooms and locker rooms, the nail salons they work in, nor even shelters from homelessness and abuse.

The act, which the House is expected to pass for the second time in nine months on Thursday before sending it to a now-Democratic Senate, opens up swinging on Christian (as well as most religions’) concepts of morality in marriage, sex, and identity. It would strike biological sex from the 1964 Civil Rights Act, replacing it with “sexual orientation and gender identity.” Belief in traditional marriage, the act would legislate, is a specific example of illegal discrimination.

If the bill passes the Senate, our church parishes will become soft targets. While weak-kneed men like David French confidently celebrated the migration of drag queens from rowdy, seedy city bars to children’s library story hours as “blessings of liberty,” it will be curious to see what he thinks when parish halls are subjected to those same blessings.

It’s all made possible by massively expanding the government’s definition of bigotry, as well as the definition of public gathering places to include any place that “provides exhibition, entertainment, recreation, exercise, amusement, public gathering or public display.” When you add the above to “any establishment that provides a good, service, or program,” you’ve put nearly the entirety of American civic life under the thumb of radical activists.

And they’re not remotely done. Unhappy with the restrictions on eligibility that Catholic and other religious adoption agencies put on families looking to take children into their homes, the act seeks to nationalize Massachusetts, New York, and California’s outright bans on religious adoption agencies’ right to operate according to conscience. Never mind that there are any number of secular adoption agencies with no traditional marriage guidelines; shutting down the organizations that invented adoption, the bill states, will “increase the number of homes available to foster children.”

Meanwhile, Catholic school and other forms of religious education, rare alternatives to increasingly failing and liberal public education, will be compelled by the act to teach a concept of marriage antithetical to their faith, as well as the popular but absurd claim that boys can be girls and girls can be boys. Religious education alternatives are already suffering under government COVID rules, with many that serve poor, inner-city children hardest hit, but vulnerability is a one-way street for the bill’s sponsors, who also target shelters and homes for homeless and battered women, demanding they admit men who say they’re ladies.

The same rules will apply to women’s sports, as well as their bathrooms and locker rooms, effectively nationalizing coastal states’ dangerous experiments on women (including children) trying to compete athletically with fairness, use the restroom, or simply shower in privacy.

Salons, too, will not be able to “discriminate” based on biology, opening the door in the United States for the Canadian nightmare where Jessica Yaniv — a man who identifies as a woman while still being attracted to women — sued to force female nail salon employees to wax his privates. You don’t have to be a woman to understand the level of sexual assault implicit in an adult man demanding a woman handle his privates for money or risk the force of law.

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If you have daughters or granddaughters or nieces, know that this bill is a full-frontal assault on them. It is an assault on the rights of actual women, and there is not a single liberal prominent woman in America speaking out against it for fear of being cancelled by the Perpetual Outrage Mob.

This heinous piece of legislation passed the house on a party-line vote yesterday. So long as the senate filibuster rule remains intact, it has no chance of passage in the senate, but we all know that the Democrats plan to move to end that rule at some point this year.

The Democrat Party has been at war with organized religion, heterosexuality and biological women for years now, and this bill proves that that war is only continuing to heat up.

So much for “unity”.

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Biden Re-Starts Obama’s War in Syria

Well, now we know why congressional Democrats want China Joe to relinquish control of the nuclear codes. – Four years of peace was just too much for Democrat voters and our corrupt news media to stand, so they did everything they could to ensure that life-long warmonger China Joe Biden was installed into the presidency.  Last night, the fruits of their votes and constant propaganda operation against peacemaker Donald J. Trump paid off with the bombing of sites in Syria without any prior notice to congress or the American people, and, at least as of this writing early Friday morning, no White House or presidential statement afterwards attempting to justify this unilateral action.

None. Zip, Zero, Nada.

A Pentagon spokesman did issue a statement, but so far from our sock puppet president, bupkis.

From a story at the New York Post:

The US on Thursday launched an airstrike in Syria that targeted facilities used by  Iran-backed militia groups — the first military action taken by the Biden administration, officials said.

The Pentagon said the strike was in retaliation for a Feb. 15 rocket attack against a US military base at Erbil International Airport in Northern Iraq that killed a US-led coalition contractor and left others wounded, including an American service member.

“I’m confident in the target that we went after, we know what we hit,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters after the airstrike.

“We’re confident that that target was being used by the same Shia militants that conducted the [Feb. 15] strikes,” he said.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the attack “destroyed multiple facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iranian- backed militant groups.”

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Four years ago, then-President Trump made the mistake of assuming  his military and national security advisors were dealing with him truthfully when they told him he needed to lob some cruise missiles into Syria, and he fell for it. Immediately after the missiles landed, the President issued a statement explaining the rationale for the action, which of course he later discovered was false. Because that’s what the military/industrial/Swamp war machine does.

Later in his administration, in January of last year, President Trump hit the head terrorist on earth with a U.S. guided missile, taking him out at the Baghdad airport as he attempted to get out of Iraq following a meeting there. In response to that action, here is what private citizen Joe Biden had to say about it:

Oh. Hey, did China Joe have your “informed consent” when he lobbed missiles into Syria that no doubt killed and maimed innocent civilians last night? Yeah, didn’t think so.

The next day, here is what candidate Joe Biden had to say about how he would wield his power if elected president:

In fact, China Joe just used military power irresponsibly and as a first resort and has just gotten us back into another forever war in the Middle East, a war that he, working with Obama and John McCain, actually helped to start in the first place, creating and arming ISIS along the way. That’s the truth of Biden’s involvement in the Syrian civil war, and he is obviously bound and determined to crank it back up now.

Or let me amend that: China Joe is not in charge of anything. Let’s be honest about that. This decision was likely made at the Pentagon and someone might have let Biden know about it by sending him a message through his earpiece, just in case he was still awake eating tapioca pudding or Jello at 6:00 in the evening.

Biden himself is so out of it that yesterday he had to be reminded by Kamala Harris to put his mask on at an event at the White House. That reminder came as he was walking over to try to shake hands with some special guest, an act he has been instructed to avoid for more than a year now due to all the COVID pretense.

Check this out:

This man has no idea where he is or what he is doing at any given moment. He hasn’t made a statement about the missile strikes on Syria because he has no clue why they happened.

But this gets even better. Here’s what Biden’s spokesperson tweeted after the Trump missile strike in 2017:

Think anyone in the White House Press Corps – outside of Fox’s Peter Doocey – will repeat Jen Circle Back Psaki’s statement back to her and ask her to explain why this time is different at today’s press briefing?

Yeah, don’t hold your breath.

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The Kids are Back in Cages Thanks to Joe Biden

The kids are back in the cages, but the Democrat toadies in our news media refuse to call them that now that a Democrat is in office. – One of the Trump policies that China Joe immediately reversed upon being installed in office was an immigration policy that allowed for the rapid deportation of children who had illegally crossed the border in the company of adults who are not their parents. This was a humanitarian policy that quickly reunited most of these kids with their parents rather than having them spend months in border facilities as their cases were being adjudicated.

Biden reversed this policy out of simple spite, and in order to facilitate the illegal immigration of these adults, who the Democrats intend to turn into a whole new, huge voting block in the coming months. But now, of course, we have to do something with those kids, so they’re back in the “cages” that were built during the Obama/Biden years, but which Trump’s policies had largely emptied out, along with a new set of enclosures that look like shipping containers.

From a story at Axios:

More than 700 children who crossed from Mexico into the United States without their parents were in Border Patrol custody as of Sunday, according to an internal Customs and Border Protection document obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: The current backup is yet another sign of a brewing crisis for President Biden — and a worsening dilemma for these vulnerable children. Biden is finding it’s easier to talk about preventing warehousing kids at the southern border than solving the problem.

  • Making matters worse, border crossings usually peak in the spring, and it’s only February.

Behind the scenes: Of the more than 700 kids waiting to be transferred to shelters overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 200 had been held in these Border Patrol stations for more than 48 hours.

  • Nine had been detained for longer than the agreed-upon limit of 72 hours, according to the internal document, which timestamped the data current as of 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 21.

During Wednesday’s White House media briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged some kids had been held four or five days — or more.

  • She blamed some of the delays on the bad weather that shut down Texas last week, saying some long-term shelters “did not have power and were not in a place where they had the capacity to take in these kids and do it safely.”
  • She also pushed back — hard — on an equivalency between the current and past administrations’ handling of children, who generally come from countries in Central America, at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • While president, Donald Trump was criticized for separating children from their parents. That policy is no longer in place, although rising numbers of children arriving now are unaccompanied, meaning they are detained alone anyway.

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Note how the Axios Democrat toady twists himself in logical knots trying to defend the Biden people, and laughably defends the inept defense of this despicably inhuman policy by Jen Psaki.

The fact of the matter is that this Biden policy reversal was done to intentionally encourage human child trafficking so the Democrat Party has more illegal aliens in this country to turn into voters if they can shove an amnesty bill through congress. That’s the premeditated intent.

Reporters who provide cover for this are nothing more than ghouls.

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Thursday News Roundup: Even the Media and Democrats Know Biden’s Unstable, and Springsteen Gets a Pass

Today’s China Joe Biden Energy Policy Impact Update. – The price of a gallon of gasoline has now risen by 50 cents since Election Day, 2020.

Thanks, Democrats!

Today’s Authoritarian Thought Control Update. – Facebook last week started censoring linking or cutting and pasting any news stories coming from Australia because the government there is cracking down on its monopolistic practices. This week, Twitter has begun suspending accounts whose messages it clams are “undermining faith in NATO.”

Joseph Goebbels would be so proud.

Here’s the reward for announcing you’re going to start doing a new podcast with Barack Obama:

I think maybe it’s time Bruce Springsteen cuts all those songs about how unfair the justice system is to the “working man” out of his repertoire.

Even the media knows Joe Biden is mentally impaired. – How do you know that’s the case? When you see multiple news reports doing “fact checks” talking about how it is perfectly normal to indefinitely delay delivering a State of the Union – style address to congress.

First, there indeed is not a requirement in the constitution or law for any president to deliver a state of the union speech. The constitution simply requires the president to update congress on the state of the union “from time to time,” and the form of that update could be a speech, or it could just be in writing as several early U.S. presidents chose to do. But over time, it has become an annual tradition for the president to deliver a speech.

In its story making excuses for Biden’s failure to make any such speech, USA Today notes that none of the last 6 presidents have chosen to deliver what was called a “state of the union” speech to congress during their first year in office, although they all, including Donald Trump, chose to make a speech without tagging it with that name. Biden’s White House initially set this past Tuesday as a tentative date for his giving such a speech, but that day came and went with little media notice, because to notice it would be to invite questions about Biden’s capacity for delivering such a speech.

Indeed, when you think about it, why would a Democrat president turn down the opportunity to deliver a nationally-televised speech to a congress in which his own party has nominal control of both the House and Senate? It’s a tailor-made opportunity to show off all the things you’ve already done and all you intend to do for the rest of the year with a captive audience of tens of millions of Americans. That’s certainly how Donald Trump used the opportunity in 2017 and how Barack Obama used it in 2009.

The USA Today excuse-making piece details how the White House initially said the speech would be this month, and how his spokesperson, Jen “Circle Back” Psaki, falsely claims that no such speech was ever contemplated:

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Feb. 16 that Biden’s first appearance before a joint session “was never planned to be in February,” even though Biden said in January that it would be, according to Axios.

Pelosi said on Feb. 11 that a joint session wouldn’t likely be convened until after Congress passes a COVID-19 relief bill, potentially delaying Biden’s first address until March, Roll Call reported.

“We won’t be doing any of that until we pass our COVID bill. That’s the first order of business,” she said.

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So, why would China Joe’s handlers be reluctant to put their sock puppet out before the American people for such a prime PR opportunity? The answer’s pretty clear, isn’t it? They don’t want the American people en masse to get a good, long look at this guy as he struggles to read text from a teleprompter. Plus, they’re scared to death about what he might blurt out in the middle of the thing, or that he might start repeating the stuff they’re saying to him through the earpiece he constantly wears out loud, something he has already done several times now.

The man is a potential pratfall on feeble legs, and they know it. That is why he hasn’t already delivered a speech to a joint session of congress, and why he most likely never will.

His fellow Democrats in congress know he’s an accident waiting to happen, too. – They’re so worried about Biden’s advancing impairment that they want him to give up sole possession of the nuclear codes.

I swear I’m not making this up:

From the story at JustTheNews.com:

Multiple House Democrats have signed a letter urging President Biden to look at ways he can end his sole authority as president to order the use of America’s nuclear weapons.

“As president, you will have the final say on any changes to U.S. nuclear policy. We respectfully request that you, as president, review ways in which you can end the sole authority you have to launch a nuclear attack, and to install additional checks and balances into the system,” the letter states.

The letter notes that there have been multiple possible systems proposed and lists several of them. One proposal involves “Requiring additional officials in the line of presidential succession, starting with the vice president and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives — neither of whom can be removed by the president if they disagree — to concur with a launch order, and utilizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s tracking of those officials to ensure prompt communication.”

https://twitter.com/politico/status/1364251316852322305

That’s three dozen House Democrats – Biden’s own Party – tacitly acknowledging how little confidence they have in the sock puppet they helped to install in the White House.

We are so screwed.

The perks of being a federal employee never end in a Democrat administration. – Check this out:

Think about that: You get $1400 one time, they get it every week for 15 weeks. My daughter has been home schooling her two daughters for 11 months now, and hasn’t received a dime from the feds for doing so. But if you’re a federal employee, you’re fixing to get 15 weeks of paid leave, which not coincidentally should get you through the rest of the school year. And my daughter and her husband’s taxes will help pay for that.

Infuriating.

 

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Today’s Required Reading: How Long Will the Media Cover for Andrew Cuomo?

Andrew Cuomo’s carefully-crafted world continues to fall apart. – Today’s Required Reading comes from former staffer for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lindsey Boylan. Ms. Boylan spent years working for Cuomo, and tells a story of a workplace environment characterized by constant bullying and sexual harassment coming from the Governor and his male staff.

It is a putrid story that is all too typical in the corporate and political world: One in which a powerful man engages in the most reprehensible behavior imaginable but intimidates people whose livelihoods depend on his good graces into remaining silent and covering for him. The thing about this particular situation is that Cuomo’s bullying style has been common public knowledge for years, yet his pals in the corrupt news media have spent all of that time running cover for him, just as they spent years running cover for creeps like Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein because they all shared the same politics.

Ms. Boylan first went public with her accusations way back in December but few people knew about it since Cuomo’s toadies in the media essentially spiked the story. Today, she has a long and detailed expose’ published at Medium.com, and I wanted to do what little I can to ensure the story gets the maximum distribution possible. I urge you all to read the story and share it among your social media accounts, because the behavior described by Ms. Boylan is that of a real monster.

Here are some excerpts to whet your appetite:

“Let’s play strip poker.”

I should have been shocked by the Governor’s crude comment, but I wasn’t.

We were flying home from an October 2017 event in Western New York on his taxpayer-funded jet. He was seated facing me, so close our knees almost touched. His press aide was to my right and a state trooper behind us.

“That’s exactly what I was thinking,” I responded sarcastically and awkwardly. I tried to play it cool. But in that moment, I realized just how acquiescent I had become.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected. His inappropriate behavior toward women was an affirmation that he liked you, that you must be doing something right. He used intimidation to silence his critics. And if you dared to speak up, you would face consequences.

That’s why I panicked on the morning of December 13.

While enjoying a weekend with my husband and six-year-old daughter, I spontaneously decided to share a small part of the truth I had hidden for so long in shame and never planned to disclose. The night before, a former Cuomo staffer confided to me that she, too, had been the subject of the Governor’s workplace harassment. Her story mirrored my own. Seeing his name floated as a potential candidate for U.S. Attorney General — the highest law enforcement official in the land — set me off.

In a few tweets, I told the world what a few close friends, family members and my therapist had known for years: Andrew Cuomo abused his power as Governor to sexually harass me, just as he had done with so many other women.

As messages from journalists buzzed on my phone, I laid in bed unable to move. I finally had decided to speak up, but at what cost?

Parts of a supposed confidential personnel file (which I’ve never seen) were leaked to the media in an effort to smear me. The Governor’s loyalists called around town, asking about me.

Last week, Assemblymember Ron Kim spoke out publicly about the intimidation and abuse he has faced from Governor Cuomo and his aides. As Mayor de Blasio remarked, “the bullying is nothing new.” There are many more of us, but most are too afraid to speak up.

I’m compelled to tell my story because no woman should feel forced to hide their experiences of workplace intimidation, harassment and humiliation — not by the Governor or anyone else.

I expect the Governor and his top aides will attempt to further disparage me, just as they’ve done with Assemblymember Kim. They’d lose their jobs if they didn’t protect him. That’s how his administration works. I know because I was a part of it.

The Governor’s behavior made me nervous, but I didn’t truly fear him until December 2016. Senior State employees gathered at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany to celebrate the holidays and our year’s work. After his remarks, the Governor spotted me in a room filled with hundreds of people waiting to shake his hand. As he began to approach me, I excused myself from coworkers and moved upstairs to a more distant area of the party.

Minutes later, I received a call from an unlisted number. It was the Governor’s body person. He told me to come to the Capitol because the Governor wanted to see me.

I made my way through the underground connection that linked the Plaza to the Capitol. As the black wrought-iron elevator took me to the second floor, I called my husband. I told him I was afraid of what might happen. That was unlike me. I was never afraid.

I exited the elevator to see the body person waiting for me. He walked me down the Hall of Governors. “Are there cameras here?” I asked him. I remembered my mother’s text warning the month before. I worried that I would be left alone with the Governor. I didn’t know why I was there. Or how it would end.

I was escorted into the Governor’s office, past the desks of administrative assistants and into a room with a large table and historical artifacts. The door closed behind me. It was my first time in his Albany office. The Governor entered the room from another door. We were alone.

As he showed me around, I tried to maintain my distance. He paused at one point and smirked as he showed off a cigar box. He told me that President Clinton had given it to him while he served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The two-decade old reference to President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was not lost on me.

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Go read the rest. You’ll be disgusted, but you will also be fully informed.

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Wednesday News Roundup: Beto O’Rourke Eyes a Comeback and Anthony Fauci Lacks Self-Awareness

What is this – a scene from the Walking Dead?

That’s your ruling class, folks, holding candles while huddled safe behind their Capitol wall, with thousands of National Guard troops there to protect them.

By the way, more than 100,000 of those 500,000 Americans died in just the first month of the Biden presidency. IN ONE MONTH. But hey, Mitch and his fellow RINOs are out holding candles with their Democrat buddies, so we got that going for us. Holy crap.

Speaking of Mitch McConnell and the RINO herd… – They’re all doing what RINOs always do in a new Democrat administration, and voting to confirm China Joe’s appointees as if they’re qualified or something. Yesterday Mitch announced he was planning to vote to confirm Merrick Garland, an Attorney General nominee who admits that he hasn’t even thought about whether or not illegal crossings of U.S. borders are in fact crimes.

This man has sat on the federal bench for decades now, yet he insults the intelligence of every American by claiming he hasn’t even thought about one of the most pressing issues of our time and Cocaine Mitch and the RINO herd that follows him around the walled-in Capitol Building are just going to snap their fingers and vote to confirm him.

Four years ago, none of President Trump’s nominees received more than a few Democrat votes for confirmation. But Mitch and his RINO herd learned nothing from that experience. As always, there’s a war going on in Washington, DC, and the Democrats are the only ones fighting it.

Godspeed, Tiger Woods. – We all have opinions about Tiger Woods. I was an enormous fan until about 2009, when evidence came to light that he most likely had taken steroids to advance his career. But he has made an admirable comeback in recent years from knee and back issues that culminated in a win at The Masters.

The leg injuries he suffered in yesterday’s car accident will be hard for a 45 year-old man to overcome. A golf swing like Tiger’s places tremendous stress on the back and legs, so his future appears to be murky at best. He will obviously receive the best medical care possible, and all golfing fans can do is hope and pray for the best.

The Most Inevitable Story of the Week, from Politico. – Sigh. This story is so predictable that it’s a wonder it took this long for the Democrat toady media to get it out. Texas Republicans are taking a drubbing in the wake of last week’s winter weather disaster, because hey, they’ve been in charge of all aspects of Texas government for 27 years now. So, who else are Texans going to blame for the massive, epic failure of ERCOT and other Texas officials to ensure the heat and lights stay on when it’s 5 degrees outside?

Thus, the first thought of any leftwing fake reporter at Politico was bound to be “oh joy, does this mean we get our Beto back?”, and right on cue, the story appears:

Here’s an excerpt from the media’s latest Beto booster piece:

While Ted Cruz was getting clobbered for fleeing Texas amid its historic winter storm, the Democrat he defeated in 2018, Beto O’Rourke, was already deep into disaster relief mode — soliciting donations for storm victims, delivering pallets of water from his pickup truck and once again broadcasting his movements on Facebook Live.

It was part of an effort orchestrated by O’Rourke and his organization, Powered by People, in response to the crisis. It was also, to Texas Democrats, a sign that O’Rourke the politician is back.

The former congressman and onetime Democratic sensation acknowledgedlast month that he’s considering running for governor in 2022,and he has discussedthe possibility with Democratic Party officials and other associates. The drubbing that Texas Republicans are taking in the wake of the deadly storm may provide him with an opening — even in his heavily Republican state.

“After all of Texas freezes over because of poor leadership, I think it’s a different state of Texas than it was two weeks ago,” said Mikal Watts, a San Antonio-based lawyer and major Democratic money bundler.

If O’Rourke runs for governor, Watts said, “I think he could catch fire.”

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I laughed out loud at that last line, since that’s exactly what every Democrat in Texas and Washington, DC said about “Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis when she challenged Greg Abbott in the governor’s race in 2014. She ended up getting slaughtered by 21 percent of the vote.

Is Irish Bob, our favorite fake Hispanic, likely to challenge Abbott next year? Yeah, probably, although it’s a long way between now and November 2022. After all, the pampered child of millionaires who is married to the daughter of a billionaire doesn’t know how to do any honest work, so politics is the only option to get him out of the damn house.

And hey, Irish Bob has already clearly demonstrated that no one in Texas can pull in millions of Hollywood and New York dollars for a political race like he can. The Democrats are always desperate to find someone willing to be their sacrificial lamb for the governor’s race every four years – who can forget Lupe Valdez, Bill White or Chris Bell? – so having their media darling already teed up to go presents the party with a rare bird in the hand.

So jump on in, Irish Bob, the water’s fine.

This week’s Utter Lack of Self-Awareness Award goes to… – The little Menace to Society, Anthony Fauci, who told an interviewer this week that the United States has “done worse than most any other country” in its response to COVID-19:

Here’s an excerpt from that New York Post story:

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US has “done worse than most any other country” in battling COVID-19.

With the country’s current 500,000-plus deaths nearly double the figure of Brazil, the nation with the next highest number of mortalities, Fauci told ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” Monday, “It’s so tough to just go back and try and do a metaphorical autopsy on how things went. It was just bad.

“I believe that if you look back historically, we’ve done worse than most any other country — and we’re a highly developed, rich country,” the nation’s top infectious-disease doctor said.

“I think these numbers are just so stunning,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said, the day the US passed the half-million-deaths mark.

“Remember back in the late winter, early spring, of 2020 when we were saying we could get as high as 240,000 [fatalities], and people were thinking we were being hyperbolic about it — and here we are with a half-million deaths.”

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Ok, so, anybody out there see what the Little Menace seems to be missing here?

Who has without question been the leader of our country’s “strategy” in dealing with the viral gift from China? Who has been out in the media damn near every day urging Democrat governors to lockdown businesses, coop people up in their homes and wear masks despite there being not a shred of science or actual data indicating any of those approaches has the slightest positive impact on the spread of this virus? Who has been contradicting himself, constantly moving the goal posts and confusing the entire country in media appearances day after day after day?

Isn’t the correct answer to all of those questions and so many more “Anthony Fauci”?????

Seriously, how does this Little Menace still have a job? The damage he has done to our society over the last 12 months is simply incalculable. He has arguably done more harm to our society than any figure in history, yet you can be sure that he will be appearing on CNN or MSNBC again today, confusing the situation even more than he already has done.

Relying on this little totalitarian despot is the very worst mistake Donald Trump ever made. We will be paying for that decision for many years to come.

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Tuesday News Roundup: The Supreme Court Betrays America and the Constitution in Pennsylvania Decision

Hey, remember how your Democrat friends all told you what a wonderful, fair, cerebral, non-partisan judge Merrick Garland is supposed to be? – Yeah, he’s just another leftwing partisan Democrat who refuses to honestly answer questions in a congressional hearing:

“I don’t know…I don’t know…I don’t know…I don’t know.” He’s the perfect attorney general for this sock puppet presidency.

We are so screwed.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – I’m old enough to remember when it was Donald Trump who was supposed to be a totalitarian. But hey, that was always a lie – everyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities knows it is the Democrat Party that has always striven to take our country down the road to despotism, and today’s Democrats are no exception to that 200-year rule.

Yesterday, we discovered that congressional Democrats are now trying to bully cable/streaming companies into dropping news networks that they do not approve of. Take a look:

Hilariously, these authoritarian Dems pretend to base their efforts at censorship on “moral or ethical principles”:

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It’s absolutely surreal. You could never make this stuff up if it didn’t already exist.

Speaking of authoritarians… – Congressman Ro Khanna served as campaign manager for The Commie, Bernie Sanders, for a very good reason: He’s a commie, too.

You don’t have to believe me – just listen to him talk to some fake journalist on CNN about his desire to put any business that can’t afford to pay a $15 minimum wage out of business:

That’s pure communism. You either redistribute your wealth exactly the way the government demands you do it, or you don’t stay in business. Profits don’t matter; your business’s value to the community doesn’t matter; the fact you’d have to fire half your employees in order to pay that hourly wage doesn’t matter; you either do as your government masters tell you to do or you don’t do business.

And Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders and 2/3rds of the congressional Democrat caucus will the thrilled to see you and your jobs go. Despicable.

How about this walk down memory lane? – Check this out as China Joe Biden tells David Letterman that he was arrested for going into the U.S. senate chamber and taking over the presiding officer’s seat, just as that nitwit in the viking horns did on January 6:

Now, there’s little doubt Biden’s lying here, given that he lies with the regularity that most people urinate, but man, what a thing to admit to doing. Just another inconvenient little video for the Democrats and their mindless voters.

Right on cue, the Supreme Court betrays the American people one more time. – I warned you all a few weeks ago that the decision by the Supreme Court to schedule a day to consider whether to formally hear three of the Trump election challenges in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan would likely end badly for us and the Constitution.

Many were excited because they labored under the misimpression that the Court had agreed to hear these three cases, but in reality all it was doing was trying to decide whether or not to put any of them on the docket. I also told you that it was almost certain that the Court would refuse to hear the Georgia or Michigan cases, but that it should hear the Pennsylvania case since it so clearly involved a stark constitutional violation in which the state’s courts changed voting rules by judicial fiat. But I also warned you that the justices would find some technical excuse not to hear that case as well.

All of that came to fruition on Monday, as the Court refused to hear any of the three cases:

From the story at National Review:

Few things are worse for public confidence in elections than having the rules changed in the middle of the game (or after it). An epidemic of late-in-the-day changes to the rules was particularly corrosive in 2020. Courts are ill-equipped to referee those changes when partisan tempers are running hot. The Supreme Court just threw away its last opportunity to remedy that problem before the next election cycle.

The Court this morning turned away the remaining challenges to the 2020 election in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan. Some of these challenges were legally meritless, and none of them offered any legitimate grounds to change the outcome of the presidential election, but the Pennsylvania case in particular raised a serious, recurring issue of election law: whether state courts or state executive officials can use the general, open-ended terms of state constitutional provisions to throw out specific rules passed by state legislatures governing federal elections. Articles I and II of the Constitution reserve to state legislatures the power to set rules for federal elections.

That’s exactly what happened in Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania supreme court used the Pennsylvania Constitution’s general guarantees of “free and equal” elections and “free exercise of the right of suffrage” as an excuse to invalidate the state legislature’s explicit deadline for mail-in ballots to be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day — the same time the in-person polls close. That deadline was enacted in 2019 and left untouched in revisions to the mail-in ballot rules during the pandemic in 2020. The Court should have heard the case before Election Day, in order t0 ensure that the rules of the road were set in advance. Refusing to hear the case either before the election or after the election guarantees that the issue remains unsettled for the next election.

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, wrote a dissent blasting the Court for repeatedly ducking this issue (Alito added his own dissent). Normally, federal courts will not hear cases once they are moot, and that would normally be the situation here: Justice Thomas noted that there was no evidence in the record that the Pennsylvania deadline extension changed the result of any federal election…

[The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s] decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future. These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable. . . . An election system lacks clear rules when, as here, different officials dispute who has authority to set or change those rules. This kind of dispute brews confusion because voters may not know which rules to follow. Even worse, with more than one system of rules in place, competing candidates might each declare victory under different sets of rules.

That does sound familiar, doesn’t it? Thomas detailed why contests involving mail-in ballots, which were once treated with skepticism even by the New York Times and election-law experts, were more complicated to litigate quickly, and thus presented even greater mootness problems: “Five to six weeks for judicial testing is difficult enough for straightforward cases. For factually complex cases, compressing discovery, testimony, and appeals into this timeline is virtually impossible.” He specifically noted the compressed timeline imposed in presidential elections by the Electoral Count Act of 1887. And Justice Thomas warned of the particular problems the Court faces in trying to handle politically charged cases in the middle of voting, pointing to a South Carolina case where the Court ended up ordering one rule for ballots cast after its decision, and another for ballots already cast.

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Note that two of President Trump’s three nominees for the Court ruled against the American people and the Constitution in this decision, and you see how screwed we all really are.

Be careful out there.

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The New York Times Gets it Half Right on Texas Blackouts

Hey, half-right is better than the New York Times normally does whenever writing about Texas, so I suppose we should applaud the authors of the piece I’m looking at this morning, titled “Texas Power Grid Run by ERCOT Set Up the State for Disaster.” Like so many other slanted media reports over the past week on this subject, the Times gets some things right while ignoring inconvenient realities that end up causing the writers to miss the fundamental point.

While most of the facts the piece lays out are in fact accurate, the headline gets the fundamental problem wrong: The power grid itself didn’t set the state up for the disaster; the failure of the people who manage the grid to recognize the utter folly of their ways did. Of course, since the folly that those grid managers at ERCOT engaged in was to focus all their efforts over the last decade on incentivizing the building of more and more wind and solar in Texas while refusing to recognize the reality that those sources of energy would fail us in a weather emergency like the one that took place last week, the leftwingers at the Times didn’t want to focus on that reality.

Perhaps the key paragraph in the entire piece is this one, which illustrates the perilous position that the failures of ERCOT had put the state in when the winter storms began to hit the state on February 9:

One example of how Texas has gone it alone is its refusal to enforce a “reserve margin” of extra power available above expected demand, unlike all other power systems around North America. With no mandate, there is little incentive to invest in precautions for events, such as a Southern snowstorm, that are rare. Any company that took such precautions would put itself at a competitive disadvantage.

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Though factually accurate as far as it goes, this paragraph is where the entire thesis of the piece falls apart. While the facts presented in the paragraph are fundamentally true, the slant by the writers in blaming it all on the evil (in any liberal’s mind) “de-regulation” is simply not correct. What the authors ignore in this paragraph is the fact that, while natural gas prices were high during the first decade under the de-regulated system, Texas had a boom in the building of new combined-cycle natural gas power plants, which have enabled Texas to retire much of its fleet of coal-fired plants and lead the nation in emissions reductions over that time frame.

See, the part of the system these authors don’t inform their readers about is the fact that ERCOT’s de-regulated system allows power providers to base their rates to consumers – which appears as a “fuel charge” on our bills – on the price for the highest-cost fuel source, which from 2000-2009 was consistently natural gas. It was that higher fuel charge that provided the incentive to build all of those new, clean, natural gas plants in the first ten years of this century.

But the fundamental failure of ERCOT came when the price for natural gas began to collapse to chronic lower levels in 2009, where it has remained ever since. When gas prices began to collapse in 2009, my own summer-time electricity bills quickly dropped from ~$500 per month to half of that. The loss of that income from millions of consumers robbed the market of the incentives to build new baseload power.

Lacking that profit incentive, and with no other incentivization being provided by ERCOT or the Texas legislature, power providers have since chosen to invest their capital dollars elsewhere. Meanwhile, ERCOT’s policies have continued to heavily incentivize the build-out of new wind and solar, both of which failed the state so miserably during this crisis, which I detailed for readers in a piece posted last night:

Just so everyone knows that all forms of power generation in Texas failed us to some extent this past week, I wanted you all to see the chart below. Here is what it shows, in terms of the % of power loss by energy source from 11:00 p.m. Feb 14 [At the peak of the chart] to 11:00 p.m. Feb 17, when 4 million Texans were without power:

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Natural Gas fell from 43 mwh to 32 mwh, a loss of 26%

Solar dropped from 1 mwh to ZERO, a loss of 100%

Wind dropped from 8 mwh to 3 mwh, a loss of a whopping 63%

Coal fell from 12 mwh to 8 mwh, a loss of 33%

Nuclear fell from 4 mwh to 3mwh, a loss of 25%

It is also key to note here that, from midnight on February 9, when the first blast of cold weather began to set in across the state, until 11:00 p.m., February 14, when output peaked, Natural Gas rose from 14 mwh to 43 mwh, or roughly 300%. Over that same span of time, Wind dropped from about 30 mwh to 8 mwh, or about 72%.

So, although a relative handful of natural gas power plants did freeze up, either due to the weather or due to lack of natural gas supply as some pipelines also lost pressure, the unarguable fact of the matter is that so-called “renewables” were utterly useless to Texas consumers during this life-threatening emergency, and that without Natural Gas, the entire state would have been left freezing in the dark.

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ERCOT has known for years now – and has informed the PUC and the legislature of this on a regular basis – that the Texas grid lacks adequate reserve capacity to get us through a weather calamity such as the one just past. We don’t have enough baseload reserves, and literally everyone has known that (or should have known it), yet no one in a position of authority has had the political will to force that to chance.

Here is where the NY Times writers get the fundamental issue right, in the following paragraph:

With so many cost-conscious utilities competing for budget-shopping consumers, there was little financial incentive to invest in weather protection and maintenance. Wind turbines are not equipped with the de-icing equipment routinely installed in the colder climes of the Dakotas and power lines have little insulation. The possibility of more frequent cold-weather events was never built into infrastructure plans in a state where climate change remains an exotic, disputed concept.

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Indeed, the same features of the de-regulated market that have saved Texas consumers billions over the last 20 years have created this lack of incentivization to build new capacity and to properly winterize pipelines and power generation facilities. The heavy competition by power providers to offer the lowest rates to consumers created a cost-cutting and cost-saving mania among the generators, and any costs not required by regulators have naturally been avoided.

Here’s the other fact that the NY Times writers omit: Even with the lack of adequate reserve power generation capacity, last week’s blackouts would have been avoided had pipeline operators and power generators properly winterized their plants. But, as I’ve written several times over the past week, winterization has been suggested and encouraged by regulators, but it has never been required.

Another aspect of all of this that the Times writers leave out of their story is what happened in the cities of Austin and San Antonio last week, and is continuing into this week. Both of those cities run their own, city-owned and regulated power systems, although they do purchase much of their electricity from the same power providers that generate electricity for the Texas grid. The blackouts in both of those “regulated” cities were far more severe than those across the rest of the state, and both cities are still under “boil water” advisories today due to their water systems having lost power for several days.

Bottom line: This was not a disaster that was directly caused by the liberal boogeyman of “de-regulation.” This disaster was caused by the utter failure of the managers of that system (ERCOT) and the policymakers who oversee them (PUC, legislature) to adequately deal with a dangerous situation that they have all been well aware of for more than a decade now.

Blaming the “system” is what biased journalists and regulators do to shift blame and avoid taking responsibility for their own inactions. The “system” in Texas isn’t the problem: The human beings are.

That is all.

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Sunday News Roundup: Fact-checkers Disappear as Dems Lard up the ‘Stimulus’ Bill With Pork

I write at length in another piece this morning about the media smear of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for putting his state’s elderly population first in line to receive the COVID vaccines. But that is far from the only media smear of DeSantis happening right now.

The Florida Governor is also being smeared for…wait for it…his efforts to ensure election integrity! No kidding:

From the story at BigLeaguePolitics:

Florida had the most transparent and efficient election anywhere in the country,” DeSantis said. “Other states took days, weeks, and even months to count their votes. And yet Florida, by midnight on election night, we had 99% reporting and 11 million votes counted, tabulated, and put out to the public.”

Florida’s legislature had moved to reform the state’s election practices in the interests of reporting brevity and election integrity following the disputed 2000 presidential election. The results of Florida’s presidential election were available and clear on election night in November, with other states implementing mass-in voting for the first time struggling to report results for several days or even weeks.

DeSantis’ proposal wouldn’t eliminate mail-in voting in Florida. It would merely require every voter who wishes to vote by mail to request a mail-in ballot every election, as opposed to mailing millions of ballots without verifying addresses and identities.

Under the package, only someone’s family member could drop off their ballot, in a move designed to prevent suspect political front groups from “harvesting” ballots. This would establish a clear chain of custody from the voter to the state without unnecessary third parties.

The comprehensive package would also require counties and municipalities to make election results public and transparent in timely fashion.

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You just can’t make this stuff up, folks.

But wait, there’s more!

DeSantis is also under fire this weekend for taking this action on Friday:

That’s right: He’s the only governor in the country who is paying appropriate tribute to the single most influential media figure in our nation’s history. So naturally, the DC/New York Democrat media propaganda machine – who all hated Rush – are up in arms smearing DeSantis over this move, too.

If that doesn’t convince you that DeSantis is right at the top of potential GOP presidential nominees for 2024, then you aren’t paying attention. Assuming Donald Trump chooses not to make another bid, DeSantis is in fact the most likely to become the nominee at this moment in time.

I’m old enough to remember when a U.S. President got blamed for every one of these deaths by the corrupt national news media. – Yeah, but that was a month ago. Now that a Democrat sock puppet is in office, he won’t get blamed for the fact that more than 100,000 Americans supposedly died from COVID-19 during the first month of his presidency:

That, of course, is according to the official count, which we have all known for almost a year now is radically overblown. But still, 100,000 in a month seems like a lot, doesn’t it? Seems like something CNN and MSNBC and all of your local news stations would maybe take a moment to note, and maybe even display ticker at the bottom of the screen as a constant reminder. Right?

But all of those tickers have magically disappeared now, gone the moment China Joe Biden was sworn into the presidency. Funny how that works.

Guess what else has magically disappeared from the corrupt news media? – If you said “fact-checkers,” you win the prize. Remember how CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post, the New York Times and all the alphabet broadcast networks had full-time presidential fake fact-checkers on staff to obsess over every word a certain ex-president had to say?

Yeah, they’re all gone now:

From the story at Mediaite:

CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale was one of the busiest people in the cable news business for several years, but he has almost completely disappeared from the network’s programming over the past month or so. What happened?

Dale became a veritable household name among cable news viewers during Trump’s presidency after his work for the Toronto Star, tallying and debunking false or misleading statements by Trump, landed him a national gig with CNN.

Since joining CNN in June of 2019, Dale has appeared or been mentioned on the network more than once every other day on average, according to the Internet Archive.

That exposure dropped sharply after November 4, and according to the TV Eyes media monitoring database, since President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, Dale has only appeared on the network once. And that appearance, last Friday, was to fact-check Donald Trump’s lawyers.

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That’s right: CNN’s “fact-checker” has made only one on-air appearance since China Joe was installed into the White House, and that was to “fact-check” lawyers for Donald Trump.

Nevermind that you could have kept an army of fact-checkers busy for a full week just to correct all the rank BS Biden spewed during his CNN town hall last week with Cooper Anderson, er, Anderson Cooper, that job will not be available for the next four years because it doesn’t fit neatly into the agenda of the Democrat Party and its army of operatives who infest the national news media.

*sigh*

What’s the most predictable thing in the world? – Democrats pushing pork.

That’s what they’re doing in this $1.9 trillion “stimulus” bill – larding it up with hundreds of billions of dollars in wasteful spending on leftist political projects:

From the story at RedState.com:

House Democrats finally released their long-awaited $1.9 trillion Wuhan coronavirus relief bill.

It probably wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that it would be packed full of goodies for the friends of Democrats like the prior “relief” bills, seeming less about “relief” to help desperate Americans and more like doling out pork for pet causes.

Same song, 10,000th verse from your Democrat Party. Some things never change.

That is all.

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The DC/New York Media Establishment is Scared to Death of Ron DeSantis and Ted Cruz

How do you know when the corrupt news media is scared to death of any Republican politician? – When they start making up fake scandals about him or her.

That is of course what the corrupt hacks serving as Democrat toadies throughout our despicable national media establishment have been doing to Ron DeSantis since he became Governor of the Sunshine State in January 2019. None of them have stuck because he’s a clean guy running a clean administration, but that still does not stop the fake reporters and editors in the DC/New York media Democrat propaganda arm from trying.

This week saw yet another fake scandal materialize in the media’s never-ending efforts to damage the guy they obviously consider to be among the strongest likely contenders for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Check out this tweet from the depraved hacks who run MSNBC:

Here’s a little snippet from that insane story:

Florida’s governor was slow to respond to the pandemic and his Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan has been marked by chaos, but critics say he’s been quick to recognize the political gold in those precious doses.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, ignored federal guidelines and prioritized getting senior citizens — one of Florida’s most potent voting blocs — vaccinated first.

When Holocaust survivors and Cuban survivors of the Bay of Pigs debacle — revered members of two other key Florida voting blocs — got their first shots, DeSantis made sure he was there for the news conferences.

And now the governor stands accused of using the Covid-19 vaccine to reward powerful political supporters and developers by setting up pop-up vaccination sites in planned communities they developed and where GOP voters predominate.

Responding to recent criticism from both Republican and Democrats in Manatee and Charlotte counties, both south of Tampa, where one site was set up last week and another began dispensing doses on Wednesday, DeSantis said local lawmakers should be more grateful

“I’ll tell you what, I wouldn’t be complaining,” the governor said. “I’d be thankful that we are able to do it.”

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So, understand what’s happening here: Gov. DeSantis is being smeared for the sin of refusing to prioritize vaccines based on the race/gender/LGBTQ priorities preferred by the Democrats and the media. Instead, he is prioritizing elderly Americans, regardless of race/gender/sexual orientation or BLM stamp of approval to be the first to receive the shots.

Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE SEGMENT OF OUR POPULATION TO THE VIRAL GIFT FROM CHINA.

Honest to God, that’s what this smear is all about. If you think that’s despicable and depraved and more than a little bit demented and disgraceful, well, that’s all the proof you need to know that everyone pushing this smear in the media is in fact a Democrat operative.

Note also how the story begins with this first completely false smear: “Florida’s governor was slow to respond to the pandemic…”

DeSantis was in fact among the quickest to respond the pandemic in his state. How did he respond? By moving to protect the elderly, especially elderly residents in his state’s nursing homes and assisted living communities, so many of whom moved to Florida from New York for their retirements.

Those who moved are the lucky New Yorkers, since the Governor of that state, Andrew Cuomo, sentenced thousands of elderly nursing home patients to their deaths through his insane policy choices related to COVID.

But the media has chosen to lionize Cuomo for the past year, while at the same time endlessly harassing DeSantis, the guy who made sure his elderly residents had the very best chance of living through the pandemic, and is now making sure they are among the first to be inoculated. DeSantis’s choice to focus efforts on the most vulnerable segments of his state’s population is in fact the very reason why the Democrat media hacks hate him and continue to harass him.

Yes, that is insane. But that is what our utterly corrupt national news media does for Democrats.

For more proof of exactly how despicable the media truly is, let’s close this piece with this tweet:

That’s right: The Washington Post has now run 27 separate stories about Ted Cruz’s family vacation, but just 2 on Cuomo’s mass killings of elderly New Yorkers and his efforts to cover them up.

That’s the very definition of despicable.

That is all.

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The COVID Pandemic Could be Ending – and That’s a Real Problem for Biden

Lots of media chatter happening today about the dramatic fall in COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates since the first of the year. Here are some examples:

It seems the vaccines that were fast-tracked by the Trump Administration are proving even more effective than first thought, thanks to the rapid distribution and administering program implemented by the Trump team, which had more than 1 million doses being delivered every day by the time China Joe Biden was installed into the presidency. That reality, combined with the build-up of herd immunity in the country is now leading to a dramatic drop in the infection, hospitalization and death rates related to the viral gift from China.

From the New York Post story linked above:

A Johns Hopkins professor and surgeon says that the coronavirus could be “mostly gone” by April.

Marty Makary, who teaches at the university’s School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on Friday that daily infections have declined by 77 percent since January.

“There is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection,” Makary wrote. “As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected. At the current trajectory, I expect COVID will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life.”

Vaccinations and the high number of people who have already been infected in the US — more than 28 million — could contribute to herd immunity in the spring, Makary said. Herd immunity occurs when enough people become immune to a virus, ending its spread. Makary also said it would protect against new strains of the coronavirus from spreading.

“When the chain of virus transmission has been broken in multiple places, it’s harder for it to spread — and that includes the new strains,” he said.

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Of course, none of this is in any way in the Biden/Fauci plan to keep Americans holed up in their homes and wearing double-masks into perpetuity. Even worse, it is crystal clear that these suddenly much more positive outlooks are the result of actions taken by the Trump administration, and that neither Biden nor his evil handlers can take credit for any of it.

Thus, the only recourse available for the Biden people to take is of course to try to revise history, which is why we saw the DC Swamp Sock Puppet-in-Chief say this on Friday:

BIDEN: “Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country. My predecessor, as my mother would say, ‘failed to order enough vaccines,’ failed to mobilize the effort to administer the shots… That changed the moment we took office.”

This is obviously an outright lie, but hey, he’s a Democrat, so what else would we expect?

To be clear: Nothing changed the moment Biden took office. In fact, it is painfully obvious from his and Fauci’s constantly-shifting narratives that they had no plan whatsoever related to COVID-19 on January 20, and still don’t have any real plan – other than to needlessly keep schools closed at the behest of teacher’s unions – today, one full month later.

And now, their plan to keep Americans frightened and masked for years to come is imperiled by the solutions made possible by the executive actions of Donald J. Trump.

For actual Americans, the potential for their lives to return to something resembling normalcy is cause for celebration. But for Biden and his fellow Democrats, it’s the worst possible scenario.

That’s the truth, and we shouldn’t be shy about saying it.

That is all.

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Saturday News Roundup: Biden Declares that ‘America is back’ to Bowing to International Despots

This is what the left has wrought. – Speaking before the G-7 Summit on Friday, China Joe Biden declared “America is back,” and unilaterally surrendered American interests to Europe, China, and Russia. Because that’s what internationalists do. Calling an end to “America first” diplomacy, Biden signaled that the U.S. government would ensure that the interest of its citizens once again become subservient to other nations in a return to globalism.

From the story at DailyWire:

President Biden told leaders at the G-7 summit on Friday,the same day the U.S. reentered the Paris Agreement, that the days of “America First” diplomacy championed by former President Trump were over, according toThe New York Times.

As The New York Post, which cited Biden’s intent to declare on Friday that the “America First” era was over, noted, “Biden has swiftly dismantled Trump’s foreign policy agenda, which saw the U.S. withdraw from the World Health Organization, the Paris Agreement and the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump believed were against the nation’s interests.”

One official told the Post, “Now he will get the opportunity as president of the United States early in his term to declare that America is back and the trans-Atlantic alliance is back. He will look forward to driving home the core proposition that the trans-Atlantic alliance is a cornerstone for American engagement in the world in the 21st century, just as it was in the 20th.”

Biden claimed, “America is back, the trans-Atlantic alliance is back … we are not looking backward.” He stated, “We have to prove that our model isn’t a relic of history. We must demonstrate that democracies can still deliver for our people in this changed world. That is our galvanizing mission. Democracy doesn’t happen by accident. We have to defend it. Strengthen it. Renew it.”

The G-7 group includes the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom in its organization.

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So, we’re back in the worthless Paris Climate Accords, in which we are the only nation on earth that, thanks to the use of natural gas in power generation to displace coal, has already met our emissions goals through 2025. We will now fork over billions every year to be redistributed to the world’s other grasping nations under that agreement.

We’re back in the World Health Organization, that mouthpiece for China whose budget we pay a wildly disproportionate share. And we’re back “negotiating” with Iran so that we can go back to subsidizing the Mullahs’ pursuit of becoming a nuclear power, as we did during the Obama/Biden years.

All of this in Biden’s first month serving as our national DC Swamp sock puppet-in-chief.

We are so screwed.

The Sock Puppet was traveling yesterday. – During a trip to Michigan to visit a facility run by COVID vaccine manufacturer Pfizer, the Sock Puppet told reporters that the economy – which was in a major recovery while Donald Trump was still in the White House, but has faded since – won’t recover until “we beat this virus.”

From the story at The Daily Caller:

President Joe Biden said Friday that the American economy won’t recover “until we beat this virus.”

“I got a letter from more than 400 mayors from big cities and small towns. They understand we’re not gonna get our economy back in shape and the millions of people back to work until we beat this virus,” Biden said during a visit to a Pfizer facility in Michigan that manufactures coronavirus vaccines.

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Meanwhile, this was what his brother Frank Biden was doing Thursday night:

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That’s Frank on the left, partying with Floyd Mayweather and a couple of his mask-less pals. Yeah, the Biden family’s really serious about beating this virus, huh?

Repeat after me: The fence is permanent. The fence is permanent. The fence is permanent. – To no one’s real surprise, the head of the DC Capitol Police yesterday was making the rounds, urging members of congress to continue funding the wall, er, ‘fence’ around the capitol building and the 7,000 National Guard troops who remain deployed in DC through at least September.

From the story at JustTheNews.com:

U.S. Capitol Police officials are telling Washington lawmakers the recently installed security fencing should stay up until at least September, citing continuing security concerns, according to a news report Friday.

The plan is being reported by CNN, based on information from a source familiar with the matter.

The fencing was installed after the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol and before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Biden.

The roughly 7-foot-high, chain-linked fence, topped with razor wire, was supposed to be removed in March. But its future, like many matters in Washington, is caught in political crosswinds.

“While there is no specific, credible threat to the homeland at this time, DHS continues to gather, review, and analyze new intelligence each day and regularly updates its federal, state, local, tribal, and non-governmental partners on the results of those efforts,” a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson told CNN. “The most significant terrorism-related threat currently facing the nation comes from lone offenders and small groups of individuals inspired by domestic extremist ideological beliefs, including those based on false narratives spread over social media and other online platforms.”

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Get that? He wants it to stay there through “at least” September, at which time he will no doubt urge it remain for another year or two years or four years or however long the DC Swamp believes they must “temporarily” extend it until the public has completely forgotten the days when it wasn’t there and become fully acclimated to it. In other words, as long as it takes to boil the proverbial frog.

The wall, er, ‘fence’ is permanent, as is the National Guard presence in the nation’s capitol. It is permanent because the denizens of the swamp know this government is illegitimate, and they know that we know it. Just as is the case in third-world countries all over the globe, the only way to ensure an illegitimate government remains in power is trough the force and protection of the military.

The Capitol wall, er, ‘fence’ is part of that protection. Washington, DC is a police state. Get used to it.

From our You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up file… – Try to imagine the outrage if this internal Coca Cola training regime urged employees to be “less black” or “less Asian” or “less Hispanic”:

I would say this is unbelievably racist, but hey, it’s all too believable in today’s society.

If Coca-Cola management attempted to apply this training to Black, Asian or Hispanic folks, the company would be hounded out of business by the media and the government, and deservedly so. But because the company’s bigotry is directed at White people, no one in the corrupt news media will even bother to report the story.

Hey, what’s wrong? China Joe Biden says it’s all just a cultural difference.:

Hilarious. Does anyone doubt for a single second that Alisyn Camerota voted for Joe Biden? Of course she did.

 

That is all.

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Friday News Roundup: Cuomo’s Problems Continue to Mount as Biden’s Broken COVID Promises Pile Up

You just could never make this stuff up, folks. – If you thought that the Democrats’ second failed impeachment effort directed at former President Donald Trump would put an end to their five-year campaign of persecution towards him, well, think again. It seems that hounding this man is all the Democrats in congress know how to do anymore, an extremely hard addiction to just put down cold turkey.

Thus it was that on Thursday,  a group of literally insane, hate-filled House Democrats introduced HR 484, ironically titled the “No Glory for Hate Act”:

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Yes, that’s right: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have nothing better to do than waste their time writing bills that would ban Donald Trump from being buried in Arlington National Cemetery, where he most likely had no desire to be buried in any event. After all, why would a man whose entire rationale for running for the presidency was to dismantle the DC Swamp want to be buried on a hill overlooking the freaking DC Swamp?

Just one more glowing example of why, if Democrats didn’t already exist, you could never in a million years make them up.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder: Just a reminder that the same liberals who have spend the last 24 hours feigning outrage about Ted Cruz going to Cancun have expressed ZERO outrage about…

 – Gavin Newsom at French Laundry
 – Ralph Northam at his NC beach house
 – Lori Lightfoot getting her hair done
 – Nancy Pelosi getting her hair done
 – Nancy Pelosi showing of her $50k Sub-zero refrigerator/freezer set filled with gallon upon gallon of designer ice cream
et cetera, et cetera, et cetera
Pardon me, libs, if I don’t take your outrage about Sen. Cruz very seriously at all.

Andrew Cuomo Killing the Old Folks Update. – The problems from his mass-sentencing of thousands of his state’s nursing home residents to death in their nursing homes continue to pile up for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The scandal has now grown to such proportions that even sleazy old Alec Baldwin is so repulsed that he felt the need to weight in his thoughts on the matter yesterday:

Man, when even a slug like Alec Baldwin finds your behavior too sleazy to defend, you know you’re in trouble. Of course, note that Baldwin, a hard-core leftist ghoul, is not angry about Cuomo’s killing the old folks: He’s just mad because Cuomo tried to make another Democrat an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Back to the topic of Cuomo’s killing of the old folks, The Empire State Center for Public Policy issued the first formal report on the matter yesterday, finding that Cuomo is responsible for the death of more than 1,000 New Yorkers:

From the story at the New York Post:

The Cuomo administration’s controversial directive for nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients amid the pandemic likely did lead to a spike in resident deaths, an analysis of its own data revealed Thursday.

The study by the nonprofit Empire Center for Public Policy tied “several hundred and possibly more than 1,000” fatalities to the since-rescinded March 25, 2020, order that critics have blamed for spreading the coronavirus among vulnerable seniors.

The analysis also suggests the controversial mandate is “associated with” more than one in six of 5,780 nursing deaths statewide between late March and early May.

“The findings contradict a central conclusion of the state Department of Health’s July 6 report on coronavirus in nursing homes, which said, among other things: ‘Admission policies were not a significant factor in nursing home fatalities,’ and ‘the data do not show a consistent relationship between admissions and increased mortality,’ ” according to a draft report prepared by the Empire Center.

The DOH report primarily blamed the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes on infected but asymp­tomatic staffers and visitors, and has repeatedly been cited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to deny any responsibility — even though he himself had warned on March 29, “Coronavirus in a nursing home is like fire in dry grass.”

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Oh. As I note elsewhere this morning, the corrupt news media is doing its best to try to shift focus away from the Cuomo story, but is having a hard time doing it as new revelations just keep coming to light. Cuomo is their darling, after all, every but as much as were the Creepy Porn Lawyer and the pedo-hugging members of the Lincoln Project.

It remains to be seen how much longer this focus on Cuomo’s crimes can last, but it sure is fun while it’s happening. This man is a ghoul whose behavior is more deserving of prison time than the Governor’s mansion.

I’m old enough to remember when China Joe promised to base his COVID decisions on “science.” – Yeah, those were good times, weren’t they? Remember those promises during the campaign about having a real “plan” to hit the ground running on COVID his first day in office? Remember the promises about speeding up vaccine distribution and getting our kids back in school?

Yeah, those were all lies. But hey, Biden’s a Democrat, so of course they were all lies. But now it turns out that Biden and fellow sock puppet Kamala Harris have already broken so many promises that even some Democrats are tiring of it. Jake Tapper, a Democrat agent posing as a journalist at CNN, went off on Democrat hack Abby Phillip on his show yesterday, after she recited some smarmy lies trying to justify keeping the schools closed:

From the story at Redstate:

“Why is it so tough for the Biden administration to give a straight, clear answer on this question of when schools should open?” Jake Tapper wondered on Wednesday.

“I think that they are torn,” Phillip replied. “Look, the teachers unions are a very powerful Democratic constituency and they feel very strongly that teachers should at the very least all be vaccinated before returning to the school.

It’s delusional. Most schools are already open, without problems. But the Biden team doesn’t even want to admit that. Because to admit that would push the question on the rest. So they do this weird thing of setting goals that have already been met before Biden even came in and until yesterday gave these evasive responses to the questions about vaccinations.

As we previously reported, CNN’s John Berman chastised Kamala Harris’ spokes person, Symone Sanders for not giving a straight answer on vaccination of teachers.

CNN isn’t the only one busting the Biden team on this, even WaPo made up a video of all the changing stories from the Biden team.

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For the 100th time: There is no ‘science’ behind keeping our schools closed for COVID. There is only politics. Period. The politics at play here are due to the fact that Biden and his handlers are afraid to offend the powerful teacher’s unions.

That’s all it is. All else is lies.

That is all.

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Ted Cruz Becomes This Week’s Media Shiny Object

Just another shiny object for the media to distract you with. – The first few weeks of the sock puppet Biden administration have been a disastrous time for Democrats. Among other horrific stories, the elderly, brain-addled Biden and his fellow Democrats have created the following raft of negative stories:

– More than 85,000 Americans dead of COVID;

– Tens of thousands of jobs cancelled by Biden’s first-day executive orders, at least 10,000 of which were in the oil and gas industry;

– New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responsible for the deaths of thousands of Biden’s fellow elderly citizens in his state’s nursing homes;

– Cuomo now under investigation by both the FBI and the New York Attorney General’s office;

– Biden and Anthony Fauci both ignoring actual science by c0nspiring with teacher’s unions to needlessly keep our kids out of school;

– Biden’s anti-oil and gas policies causing skyrocketing gasoline prices;

– Biden’s ramping up of the U.S. interventionist war machine;

…and on and on and on it goes.

Biden’s friends in the corrupt news media needed a shiny object to use to distract the public’s attention from all of these hugely negative stories, because that is what the media does for Democrats. On Thursday, they found their bright and shiny object in the form of Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Senator Cruz decided to follow through on a long-planned spring break trip with his kids down to Cancun, you see. When he arrived, some fellow Americans recognized him and posted video of him on their social media accounts. Smelling a bright and shiny object in the making, corrupt fake reporters decided to pick up on the story and chastise the Senator for abandoning Texas when it was in the midst of a major winter storm that had millions of Texans struggling without electrical power in their homes.

Here’s a sampling of the idiotic stories run by the Texas and national news media:

Man, Democrat media agent Chris Hayes even managed to get in a shot at the late Rush Limbaugh while taking shots at Cruz, a real media two-fer badge of honor.

If Ted Cruz happened to be Governor of Texas, or even a member of the state’s Public Utilities Commission or holder of a seat in the Texas Legislature, this would have been an actual legitimate news story. After all, people in any of those offices have an actual role to play in what happens with the Texas power grid. Any of those folks leaving the state during this weather emergency would have deserved to be literally tarred and feathered, not just slammed by a biased media.

But a United States senator like Cruz has zero role to play in determining how electricity is delivered to the 28 million citizens of Texas and the businesses that serve them. Where he goes this week literally makes no difference to anyone else. Well, except to “news” reporters desperate to focus on something, anything other than the disastrous beginning for the China Joe Biden sock puppet presidency.

For being a good dad, Senator Cruz became this week’s shiny object, and now his kids will have to vacation in Cancun without their dad. Because that is what the corrupt news media in this country does for the Democrat party.

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Thursday News Roundup: Andrew Cuomo Might be in Real Trouble

Andrew Cuomo could be in real trouble, finally. – I know it’s hard to believe that any Democrat public official in this country could ever be in real trouble, given the devoted efforts of the entirety of the corrupt national news media to provide cover for them. Least of all, Andrew Cuomo, who the media has virtually deified during the COVID pandemic, pretending that his utterly disastrous responses to the virus were somehow a role model for other governors to emulate.

But he really could be in trouble now, mainly because even his fellow Democrats in New York are beginning to turn against him in the wake of revelations that his administration systematically and intentionally under-reported the number of elderly residents who were dying in the state’s nursing homes, thanks mainly to Cuomo’s policy of sending them to those homes from hospitals before their course of treatment had ended, and while they were still contagious. It seems that even some Democrats don’t really want to be seen as supporting a governor who is responsible for the needless deaths of thousands of their own people.

On Wednesday, Democrat state representative Ron Kim told reporters that Cuomo had threated to “destroy” him if he didn’t help Cuomo chief of staff Melissa DeRosa cover up the administration’s systematic under-reporting of nursing home deaths, an effort DeRosa herself led on Cuomo’s behalf.

From a story at The Hill:

New York Assemblyman Ron Kim (D) told CNN on Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) had threatened him over the phone after he criticized the governor over a pause in the release of data on coronavirus deaths in state nursing homes.

“Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,” Kim told CNN.

“We’re in this business together and we don’t cross certain lines,” Kim said the governor told him. He also said Cuomo told him that he “hadn’t seen his wrath and that he can destroy me.”

Top Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa told state lawmakers during a virtual meeting that the Cuomo administration “froze” releasing information on long-term care facility deaths out of concern that the Department of Justice (DOJ) under former President Trump would launch a federal investigation.

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Oh. Bad optics, there, Governor. But not really surprising given his family’s historic ties to the New York mob.

But things are just getting worse for the thug-in-chief. This morning, multiple outlets are reporting that Cuomo now finds himself under investigation by both the FBI and the New York State Attorney General’s office.

From the story at DailyWire:

New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo is under investigation by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as well as the FBI, for his administration’s decision to send recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, local New York media reported Wednesday night.

According to the Albany Times-Union, the U.S. Attorney’s investigation is in its “early stages” but is focusing on Cuomo’s controversial nursing home policy, which may have resulted in thousands of deaths, many more than the Cuomo administration originally reported.

“The probe by the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York is apparently in its early stages and is focusing on the work of some of the senior members of the governor’s task force, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter who is not authorized to comment publicly,” the Times-United noted.

“Last March, as the virus began spreading in New York, Cuomo issued a news release listing the 13 initial members of his coronavirus task force, which has been headed by Linda Lacewell, an attorney and former chief of staff for Cuomo,” the outlet reported. “Lacewell is the superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services. Other task force members include state health Commissioner Howard Zucker, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa and Beth Garvey, counsel to the governor.”

The governor’s office acknowledged to the Times-Union that there is a Department of Justice investigation but insisted that there was no news to report on the subject.

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Oh. Of course, given the utterly corrupt nature of the national dumpster fire of corruption and incompetence that is the FBI, it’s most likely that information was leaked purely for public consumption, as the agency tries to make it look as if it is doing its job, but will conveniently drop the whole thing once all the hub bub dies down and the news cycle moves to other matters. No one should expect any real action against a high-profile Democrat out of those guys and gals.

As for the New York AG’s office, well, who knows? We’ll just have to wait and see on that one. It should be noted, though, that Rep. Kim is far from the only Democrat in the state who has come out to criticize Cuomo over this matter, so the pressure on that office to perform a real investigation will be significant.

Meanwhile, Cuomo’s little brother Fredo has been reined in by management at CNN, and won’t be allowed to engage in late-night shenanigans and hilarity with his big bro as New Yorkers die all around them anymore.

From the story at DailyWire:

CNN reinstated a ban this week on opinion host Chris Cuomo being able to interview or cover his scandal-ridden brother, New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, which comes as reports surfaced on Wednesday evening that a criminal investigation has been launched into Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as it relates to nursing homes.

“The early months of the pandemic crisis were an extraordinary time. We felt that Chris speaking with his brother about the challenges of what millions of American families were struggling with was of significant human interest,” CNN said in a statement. “As a result, we made an exception to a rule that we have had in place since 2013 which prevents Chris from interviewing and covering his brother, and that rule remains in place today. CNN has covered the news surrounding Governor Cuomo extensively.”

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That pusillanimous statement from CNN is what we here on the frozen arctic tundra of Texas like to call a rank, smelly load of fresh horse manure. Scum of the earth, all of them.

Speaking of scum of the earth, Bette Midler was also in the news on Wednesday. – The elderly, washed-up singer summed up the feelings of all of her fellow Hollywood leftists about the fact that 4 million Texans are freezing without electricity right now in a single tweet:

 

Midler’s ghoulish tweet was actually sort of mild in comparison to the outpouring of vile hatred from the left in response to the death yesterday of the great Rush Limbaugh. I’m not going to repeat any of it here, but suffice it to say that our leftist friends invariably unmask their true faces to us whenever a prominent conservative dies.

I keep telling you these people hate you and would rather you were dead, folks. Believe me now?

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Wednesday News Roundup: CNN Hosts Biden’s Big Lies as Lincoln Project’s Big Lie Disintegrates

China Joe Biden held a townhall on CNN last night, and never managed to mention the 4 million Texans freezing in the dark without electricity through the course of the event. That’s what Democrats refer to as “unity.”

Biden did manage to lie a lot, though, par for the course for any Democrat politician. He started with this whopper, telling Anderson Cooper that “we didn’t have it [the coronavirus vaccine] when we came into office.”:

For the record, vaccines began on December 12 of last year, and were being delivered at a pace of 1 million per day on January 20, when China Joe was installed into the presidency. Cooper, of course, in his role as willing dupe for the Democrat Party, did nothing to try to correct the record for CNN’s paltry viewing audience.

Biden was telling the truth here, though, when he told Cooper that he wakes up every morning wondering where he is:

He was also telling the truth that when he said that he was unaware that people of different races were allowed to date or marry until Donald Trump was president:

You could never make this stuff up, folks.

Biden also performed his duty as a willing dupe for the ChiComs, assuring the ever-credulous Cooper that genocide by the ChiCom government was really just cool, since they have their own cultural norms over there:

What a disgrace this man is. Biden has been wrong about literally everything for the last half-century, and remains wrong about literally everything today. That reality was no threat to most of us when he was just a senator or Obama’s clownshow vice president. But as president, he presents a true clear and present danger to all of us.

Speaking of clownshow vice presidents, Biden is so utterly incapable of handling the duties of the presidency that he’s having Vice President Kamala Harris make calls to foreign leaders on his behalf. This is not really surprising given the fact that Biden’s handlers are no doubt scared to death of what he might blurt out while on a call with some random head of state. Besides, Harris needs the training since she will almost certainly be taking over for good soon.

 

From the story at JustTheNews.com:

During her brief tenure as vice president, Kamala Harris has already had calls with world leaders, a duty typically performed by the president.

Harris spoke on Monday to French President Emmanuel Macron, a leader who President Biden had already spoken with last month on Jan. 24.

“Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change, and support democracy at home and around the world,” according to the White House. “They also discussed numerous regional challenges, including those in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to confront them together. The Vice President thanked President Macron for his leadership on the issue of gender equality and for France’s contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.”

Harris earlier this month spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, another figure President Biden had spoken with last month.

The Epoch Times reported that during his time in office, Vice President Mike Pence never had calls with either Trudeau or Macron, but the outlet noted that Pence did participate in some in-person visits with world leaders.

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So there you go. Get used to seeing and reading that, because you’ll be seeing and reading on a daily basis soon enough.

Meanwhile, here is what le Grande Buffoon, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, is spending his time these days:

Bread and circuses! Are you not entertained, New Yorkers?

Oh, hey, remember how Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt gave us a likely made-up story about having been molested by a boy scout leader when he was 13 in order to curry public sympathy and present a self-justifying narrative for why he didn’t do anything to stop the predatory pedo activities of the group’s leader, John Weaver? Well, now we know why he took that particular action and presented that particular narrative.

That’s right: Schmidt, who lied a couple of weeks ago in claiming he had no idea what Weaver was doing, actually has known since at least March of last year. From the story at Mediaite:

Former Republican strategist and Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt reportedly knew about John Weaver’s sexual harassment accusations since March.

The NeverTrump political organization has been under enormous pressure for weeks amid multiple reports that their leadership has known about Weaver’s impropriety for months. Weaver has been accused of asking numerous younger men for sexual favors in exchange for professional advancement, and he has admitted to his “inappropriate” communications while saying he believed they were consensual at the time.

Schmidt stepped down from the organization on Friday over the Weaver scandal but denied having any knowledge of his colleague’s misconduct. However, The 19th claims that Schmidt and co-founder Reed Galen were among the members of the group’s leadership who’ve known about the Weaver allegations for almost a year.

Some of the individuals came forward with new details on Monday after they were released from their nondisclosure agreements. Several said Sarah Lenti, a managing partner with the group who was previously its executive director, knew about the allegations against Weaver as early as May 2020. Lenti confirmed that some of the group’s co-founders knew about the allegations as early as March 2020. Schmidt and Galen were among those who knew, multiple sources said.

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Here’s the deal: If Schmidt knew as early as last March, they all knew as early as last March. Of course, the truth is that they all knew long before that, as Weaver’s sexual pathologies have been an open secret in the DC Swamp for 20 years now. So long as Weaver was able to keep his secret life secret and help his fellow grifter hacks make money, they were all perfectly willing to look the other way. Once that secret got out, though, it’s been every man – and woman – for himself. That’s just how the Swamp works.

The initial explanation given by Schmidt and the other creeps who made up the Lincoln Project, claiming they had only just found out the truth about Weaver in January, was your classic Big Lie. They all assumed that the corrupt news media, which had after all fawned all over them while they were working to defeat Donald Trump, would just keep on covering for them and parrot the Big Lie on their behalf.

Funny thing, though: Once January 20 came and went and Trump had been safely exiled in favor of our national sock puppet, the media no longer had any real use for Schmidt and his fellow grifters. Suddenly, a handful of actual journalists were digging for the truth, and it’s all slowly begun to trickle out over the past couple of weeks. Schmidt and all the others are now pretty much helpless, at the mercy of former staffers who have been released from their confidentiality agreements and journalists looking to make names for themselves.

Such a shame, huh?

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Friday News Roundup: Disney Fires Gina Carano for Telling the Truth as More Cuomo Complicity Comes to Light

Well, of course they did. This is what mass killers do. – Andrew Cuomo and his administration have now admitted to systematically under-reporting the number of nursing home deaths in New York caused by Cuomo’s policy of sending elderly patients infected with COVID-19 back to their nursing homes while still contagious. Cuomo’s top aide admitted on Thursday to the under-reporting, saying she did it due to fear of a potential federal investigation.

Naturally, the aide, a dissembling leftist hack named Melissa DeRosa, blame her actions on mean tweets by…wait for it…President Donald Trump. I swear I do not make this stuff up:

From a story at the New York Post:

Governor Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing-home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned.

The stunning admission of a cover-up was made by Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting.

“He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” [Hint: That’s exactly what they did] DeRosa said. “He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov.] Gretchen Whitmer.”

In addition to attacking Cuomo’s fellow Democratic governors, DeRosa said, Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us.”

“And basically, we froze,” she told the lawmakers on the call.

“Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation.”

DeRosa added: “That played a very large role into this.”

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It is truly depressing and frankly frightening that so many ghouls just like Cuomo and DeRosa have risen to power in America today. It’s also depressing to know that Cuomo would easily be re-elected if he were to run again, even after causing the needless deaths of thousands of New Yorkers, or that DeRosa would easily win the governor’s office in the state should she become the Democrat nominee.

Liberalism/leftism is a mental disease that robs people of the ability to connect their own voting actions to the societal pathologies that plague their lives. Andrew Cuomo’s political career is living proof of that fact.

CNN is complicit in Cuomo’s mass-killings, too. – While Cuomo was ordering thousands of elderly New Yorkers to their deaths in the state’s nursing homes and DeRosa was helping him hide the real numbers, this is how the corrupt media hacks at CNN were covering the story:

Despicable. Let us never forget that the American media writ large literally lionized Cuomo as a role model for other governors to follow even as he was killing thousands of elderly New Yorkers. The media is complicit. Period.

You’re calling us Nazis??? Well, we’ll see about that! – Mandalorian star Gina Carano put up a tweet recently comparing the social and political climate in the United States to that of pre-WWII Nazi Germany.

As if to absolutely prove her point is 100% correct, Disney fired her for exercising her right to free speech and telling the truth.

You just could never make this stuff up, folks. Don’t even try.

Excerpt from the story at DailyWire:

Disney faced widespread backlash late on Wednesday after a production company that they own announced that it had parted ways with conservative actress Gina Carano after the actress posted some things to social media that some claimed were offensive.

One post, which was a screenshot of someone else’s post that she uploaded to her own account, compared the current divisive political climate in the U.S. to events that took place in Nazi Germany, which critics claimed was her equating Republicans with Jews in Nazi Germany.

“Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” Lucasfilm, a production company owned by Disney, said in a statement. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.”

Disney’s firing of Carano sparked instant widespread backlash online with “#CancelDisneyPlus” rocketing to the very top of Twitter’s trending news list. Carano was one of the stars on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”

In response to Carano’s firing, critics noted how Disney rehired a director that had been fired over disturbing sexually explicit tweets, Disney’s business dealings in communist China, and other controversies that the company has faced in recent years.

“Gina Carano’s post made the point that mass violence starts with hatred for your neighbor,” Daily Caller editor Katrina Haydon wrote. “This is not only uncontroversially true but also one perspective of the commandment to love your neighbor. That idea is not a call to empty niceness. It’s how you prevent suffering.”

“The point that Gina Carano’s post made isn’t even a ‘wild take,’ and she certainly isn’t the first person to get cancelled for viewpoints that differ from the woke mob,” Daily Caller reporter Shelby Talcott added. “What a dangerous, sad era to live in — where expressing a particular view could cost you your livelihood.”

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And so, the woke Perpetual Outrage Mob on Twitter gets its way one more time, and the only well-acted character on The Mandalorian will simply disappear into the ether, likely killing the series for good after one more season. But destroying good things is the Perpetual Outrage Mob’s core competency, so no surprise there.

Pot, Meet Kettle Tweet of the Century:

Hooboy.

Today’s Short Term Memory Reminder. – Hey, remember last week, when I told you that all the members of the Lincoln Project who were out in the media claiming they never knew about the pedo-sexual proclivities of the group’s founder, John Weaver, were lying? Remember how I told you they all knew, that it was impossible for them not to have known, that many in Washington had in fact known about Weaver for 20 years, since he served as campaign manager for John McCain’s failed 2000 presidential campaign? Remember how some members of the Lincoln Project were out there threatening to sue anyone who told that truth about them and Mr. Weaver?

Well, gee, yesterday the Daily Caller ran this story:

Here’s an excerpt:

The Lincoln Project previously expressed shock over allegations against its co-founder John Weaver, but new reporting claims that Lincoln Project members knew of allegations against Weaver as early as June of last year.

Lincoln Project members were made aware of at least 10 allegations of harassment against Weaver in June 2020, the Associated Press reported. The group did not take action against Weaver as it continued its high-profile work combatting the re-election of former President Donald Trump.

Nevertheless, the Lincoln Project expressed shock in January over the allegations against Weaver.

“The totality of his deceptions are beyond anything any of us could have imagined and we are absolutely shocked and sickened by it,” the group said in a January statement.

The Lincoln Project did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Two of the allegations involved Lincoln Project employees, persons with direct knowledge of the situation told the AP. This is the first known suggestion that Weaver targeted staffers within the Lincoln Project, the publication reported.

Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt has also said that Lincoln Project leaders were not aware of allegations of Weaver’s wrongdoing.

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Steve Schmidt, George Conway, and all the rest: Liars.

Glenn Greenwald captured the essence of the Lincoln Project in this tweet:

Thus, the Lincoln Project is conclusively revealed to be what anyone familiar with how the DC Swamp works knew it was from day one: A classic DC Swamp grift, the classic sort of money scam that has been the life’s blood of Swamp denizens for as long as DC has existed. This one happened to be led by a pedophile, but hey, it’s not the first time that has happened, either.

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Today’s Required Reading: Glenn Greenwald Exposes Media Tattletale Brigade

Last week saw tons of absolutely Required Reading assignments being handed out here at DBDailyUpdate, and this week is starting off with a bang, too. Over at Substack.com, Glenn Greenwald – the only remaining liberal voice in American media worth following – has a terrific piece in which he exposes the corrupt news media “tattletale” titans.

From pudgy little Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy at CNN to NBC’s Ben Collins and the New York Times trio of Mike Isaac, Kevin Roose, and Sheera Frenkel, the media’s brigade of Nazi-style speech cops has gained out-sized influence over the speech-controlling mindset at the Big Tech companies, resulting in essentially a loss of the first amendment right to free speech in what has become the modern version of the public square.

Greenwald’s piece, titled “The Journalistic Tattletale and Censorship Industry Suffers Several Well-Deserved Blows,” goes into great detail about how this corrupt media cottage industry grew in power, and the reputational blows it has suffered in recent weeks.

It’s a great read that will be the best 20 minute investment of time you spend today. If nothing else, read it during the halftime of the Super Bowl game tonight – it will save your senses from being assaulted by whatever musical atrocities the league has lined up to assault your senses.

Here’s an excerpt from Greenwald’s piece to whet your appetite:

I’ve written before about one particularly toxic strain of this authoritarian “reporting.” Teams of journalists at three of the most influential corporate media outlets — CNN’s “media reporters” (Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy), NBC’s “disinformation space unit” (Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny), and the tech reporters of The New York Times (Mike Isaac, Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel) — devote the bulk of their “journalism” to searching for online spaces where they believe speech and conduct rules are being violated, flagging them, and then pleading that punitive action be taken (banning, censorship, content regulation, after-school detention). These hall-monitor reporters are a major factor explaining why tech monopolies, which (for reasons of self-interest and ideology) never wanted the responsibility to censor, now do so with abandon and seemingly arbitrary blunt force: they are shamed by the world’s loudest media companies when they do not.

Just as the NSA is obsessed with ensuring there be no place on earth where humans can communicate free of their spying eyes and ears, these journalistic hall monitors cannot abide the idea that there can be any place on the internet where people are free to speak in ways they do not approve. Like some creepy informant for a state security apparatus, they spend their days trolling the depths of chat rooms and 4Chan bulletin boards and sub-Reddit threads and private communications apps to find anyone — influential or obscure — who is saying something they believe should be forbidden, and then use the corporate megaphones they did not build and could not have built but have been handed in order to silence and destroy anyone who dissents from the orthodoxies of their corporate managers or challenges their information hegemony.

Oliver Darcy has built his CNN career by sitting around with Brian Stelter petulantly pointing to people breaking the rules on social media and demanding tech executives make the rule-breakers disappear. The little crew of tattletale millennials assembled by NBC — who refer to their twerpy work with the self-glorifying title of “working in the disinformation space”: as intrepid and hazardous as exposing corruption by repressive regimes or reporting from war zones — spend their dreary days scrolling through 4Chan boards to expose the offensive memes and bad words used by transgressive adolescents; they then pat themselves on the back for confronting dangerous power centers, even when it is nothing more trivial and bullying than doxxing the identities of powerless, obscure citizens.

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Greatness. Just read it – you can thank me later.

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Wednesday News Roundup: You Can’t Hire Americans Anymore and Jen Psaki Just Keeps Getting Worse

Wondering where Biden’s Department of Justice will focus its efforts? – Well, wonder no more. Check this out:

I bet many of you didn’t know that our system has become so perverse in the 21st century that it is now illegal to show a hiring preference to American citizens. That’s right: Citizens of this country have no more right to jobs created and provided by American companies than citizens of, say, New Guinea or Uruguay.

From the story at DailyWire:

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Elon Musk’s SpaceX for allegedly preferring to hire American citizens over non-citizens.

According to the DOJ, in March 2020, a non-U.S. citizen inquiring about the position of technology strategy associate at SpaceX was asked about his citizenship status. DOJ attorney Lisa Sandoval stated that SpaceX “ultimately failed to hire him for the position because he is not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.”

Last Thursday, the DOJ filed a request with a judge “to order SpaceX to comply with an administrative subpoena for documents related to how the company hires,” CNBC reported. The DOJ wants SpaceX to comply with its subpoena within two weeks.

The disgruntled applicant initially filed a complaint of employee discrimination with the DOJ’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) on May 29, 2020. The IER enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which has an anti-discrimination provision prohibiting citizenship status and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee.

IER emailed SpaceX on June 8 that an investigation was underway and asked SpaceX to hand over information and documents related to its hiring and employment eligibility verification processes. The letter stated, “IER’s investigation is not … limited only to the specific allegations and/or claims that [the Charging Party] made in the charge summarized above. Our investigation therefore may also explore whether [SpaceX] engages in any pattern or practice of discrimination that 8 U.S.C. § 1324b prohibits.”

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Not only are Joe Biden and his DOJ not planning to continue Donald Trump’s “America first” philosophy, they are going to actively seek to prosecute anyone who does. More than that, they will investigate you under a criminal statute if you even ask an applicant about his or her citizenship status.

Want to know what the focus of Joe Biden’s DOJ is going to be? If you’re an American citizen in good standing, it’s going to be on you.

Think NewsMax is some sort of real alternative to Fox News? – You might want to reconsider that notion after watching this:

NewsMax has been fully assimilated by the Borg. Don’t kid yourself otherwise.

Whether you believe what Mike Lindell is saying or not, the behavior of that host is despicable, and his repeated reference to and reading of that lawyer-written canned statement clearly demonstrates that NewsMax is no place for free discussion and debate. Just like Fox.

Tuesday was a really bad day for Jen Psaki. – The least qualified press secretary in history continued to flail about in her job yesterday, at one point making a despicably demeaning remark about the U.S. Space Force, for which she was later forced to issue a tweet of apology:

From a story at DailyWire:

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki faced backlash on Tuesday after she appeared to mock a branch of the United States Military during a press conference, which sparked calls that she needed to apologize for her “disgraceful” comment.

Psaki was asked about what Democrat President Joe Biden’s plans were regarding the Space Force, including whether he wanted to keep the new military branch.

“Wow. Space Force. It’s the plane of today,” Psaki responded. “It is an interesting question. I am happy to check with our Space Force point of contact. I’m not sure who that is. I will find out and see if we have any update on that.”

Psaki’s comments are an apparent reference to previous questions from reporters about whether the Biden administration would change the colors on Air Force One.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the House Armed Services Committee’s top Republican, demanded that Psaki apologized for the remark.

“It’s concerning to see the Biden administration’s press secretary blatantly diminish an entire branch of our military as the punchline of a joke, which I’m sure China would find funny,” Rogers said. “The Space Force was passed with near unanimous support in Congress, the same type of ‘unity’ President Biden is supposedly working towards. Jen Psaki needs to immediately apologize to the men and women of the Space Force for this disgraceful comment.”

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And so, she sort of apologized with her subsequent tweet.

But wait, there’s more!

Psaki also found herself in a bit of hot water on Tuesday when an LGBT website called “getoutspoken.com” found and published a snarky tweet she wrote last August that implies Sen. Lindsey Graham is a closeted homosexual:

Oh.

GetOutSpoken went on to say:

The tweet appears to raise serious questions about how Democrats, particularly heterosexual liberals like Psaki, feel emboldened to demean, harass, and mock LGBT conservatives specifically for their sexuality–behavior they would never consider exhibiting toward other LGBTs.

The tweet also raises concerns over the ethical question of publicly “outing” closeted people as LGBT, a shameful and demoralizing practice that has led to suicide and other tragic results.

On Aug. 5, 2020 while South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham questioned former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates about the fraudulent Russia investigation, Psaki wrote on Twitter, “only in 2020 does #LadyG get to push a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories while questioning @SallyQYates (aka an American hero).”

The online nickname “Lady G” emerged last year when a male sex worker and gay porn star named Sean Harding publicly accused Sen. Graham of contracting his services. Rumors have long circulated in Washington about Sen. Graham, a longstanding bachelor, being not-so-stealthily gay.

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Oh.

So, here we see yet another in a long, long line of examples of a leftist public figure expressing her bigotry against gay people. This is nothing new, and is obviously in fact a feature of leftist philosophy – that any LGBT person who is not reliably leftist in their political views deserves public outing and humiliation.

In case you hadn’t noticed, leftists hold and regularly display similarly bigoted attitudes towards Blacks and Hispanics who do not share their political views.

Leftwingers are in fact the true last bastion of disgusting bigotry in America. The guy they just elevated to the White House has a half-century-long history of making bigoted remarks and telling bigoted jokes in public settings that can still be seen and heard in dozens of clips all over the internet.

This is who leftists are – it is their nature. The only wonder with this story about Psaki is that anyone at GetOutSpoken was surprised.

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Tuesday News Roundup: Nobel Madness, Cuomo Hubris, and Psaki Gets the Questions in Advance

You really could never make this stuff up. – Black Lives Matter got themselves a nomination for a Nobel “Peace” Prize on Monday. To celebrate, the group staged yet another riot in Rochester, New York:

Honestly, the globalists are just taunting us at this point.

But wait, there’s more!

Guess who else got themselves a Nobel nomination? Oh, you will never guess this one… – No, I’m not kidding here: Stacey Abrams, who helped steal the Georgia election for Joe Biden, got herself a Nobel Peace Prize nomination:

Hey, at least we know Ms. Abrams won’t be doing any riots – that, after all, would require some physical exertion.

Understand that this just proves that the global elites who are in the process of executing the Great Reset would rather award a “peace” prize to BLM for literally destroying a dozen or so major American cities, and Abrams a “peace” prize for ensuring all the dead in Georgia get registered to vote than to give Donald Trump a “peace” prize for literally bringing real, actual peace to the Middle East.

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world, folks.

Wait, she gets the questions in advance and she’s still this awful? – If this story surprises you, you must have slept through the presidential campaign. The very, very, very leftist Daily Beast reports that White House Communications Team staffers have been pre-interviewing compliant members of the fake White House press corps to get their questions in advance of press briefings. No doubt, they realize just how truly, incredibly terrible Press Secretary Jen Psaki is at her job, and needs all the help she can get.

I swear I don’t make this stuff up:

Here’s an excerpt from the Daily Beast story:

If you’re a reporter with a tough question for the White House press secretary, Joe Biden’s staff wouldn’t mind knowing about it in advance.

According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, as well as written communications reviewed by The Daily Beast, the new president’s communications staff have already on occasion probed reporters to see what questions they plan on asking new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when called upon during briefings.

The requests prompted concerns among the White House press corps, whose members, like many reporters, are sensitive to the perception that they are coordinating with political communications staffers.

One reporter raised the issue during an informal White House Correspondents Association Zoom call last Friday. According to multiple sources, leaders at the meeting advised print reporters to push back against requests by the White House press team to learn of questions in advance, or simply to not respond to the Biden team’s inquiries.

“While it’s a relief to see briefings return, particularly with a commitment to factual information, the press can’t really do its job in the briefing room if the White House is picking and choosing the questions they want,” one White House correspondent said. “That’s not really a free press at all.”

“It pissed off enough reporters for people to flag it for the [WHCA] for them to deal with it,” another knowledgeable source said.

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So, knowing that almost everyone in the room is fully on their side and had completely discarded their role as protectors of the public interest during the campaign to get their Sock Puppet elected, Psaki’s team felt zero compunction at all about implementing this pre-interview program. But some of these corrupt toadies still like to pretend to be actual journalists from time to time and are now “expressing concerns” about the process.

I must say, though, that after the last 50 years of the press corps completely refusing to make any effort whatsoever to do its job, complaints like those aired in this story ring awfully hollow. If you don’t want to be treated as a smelly, mangy lapdog, then you shouldn’t spend your days acting like a smelly, mangy lapdog.

When asked about the controversy, Ms. Psaki no doubt responded by saying “ummmmm…uhhhh….ummmmm….I’m gonna have to circle back with you on that.”

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This really happened in New York yesterday:

I kid you not: The Governor held a press conference in Albany in which he urged New York residents to get off the roads due to the snow storm taking place, declaring a state of emergency in the process, and then got in his car and drove to New York City on the freshly-cleared roads.

From the story at the New York Post:

Do as he says, not as he does.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency over the blizzard, urging people not to travel — then hopped in his car during the throes of the snowstorm Monday and drove himself down to the Big Apple from Albany.

“I want New Yorkers to hear me loud and clear — stay home and off the roads,” the governor said in a statement about his emergency declaration.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also issued a state of emergency for the Big Apple — which banned non-essential travel.

But that didn’t stop the governor from hitting the road. He explained that he didn’t want to be sitting home while telling essential workers, including those clearing the streets, they needed to be on the job.

The governor got behind the wheel in the thick of the snowstorm for the roughly two-and-a-half-hour drive from Albany, where he usually holds press briefings, to helm a news conference at his Manhattan office early Monday afternoon.

“I’m telling you, I’m on the road right now — it is horrendous,” Cuomo admitted during a morning call-in to WCBS radio before reaching Manhattan.

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Per the story in the New York Post, Cuomo even admitted doing what he was doing while on a radio interview with WCBS radio in Manhattan as he was in transit to his office there. The unbridled hubris at play here is almost too astonishing to imagine.

But then again, why wouldn’t Cuomo be just eaten up with hubris? After all, he knows he has the absolute, uninterruptible protection of the news media, which has fawned all over him for the last year even as his policy decisions have undeniably resulted in the needless deaths of thousands of elderly residents in his state’s nursing homes. When confronted with that reality at a press conference late last week, the Governor simply replied, “Who cares where they died? They died.”

Any Republican who offered such a belligerently uncaring answer to that question would be literally hounded from office by his or her state’s news media, and rightly so. But because it was Cuomo, the story was a blip on the screen and the media moved on to more pressing matters, like what some right-wing member of congress posted on Twitter two years ago.

The simple fact is that Cuomo, thanks to the undying protection of the media, is untouchable and he knows it. Thus, he blows off questions about how many elderly New Yorkers he has personally killed and pulls pranks like the one he pulled yesterday, and most likely goes to bed laughing.

Which, come to think of it, is exactly how rulers in France lived a couple hundred years ago, back before they all got their heads cut off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beto O’Rourke Exploring Another Likely Failure

His campaign for the senate against Ted Cruz in 2018 ended in failure.

His campaign for the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination in 2019 ended in epic, buffonish failure.

His campaign to turn Texas blue in 2020 ended in abject, hilarious failure.

So, naturally, Irish Bob “Beto” O’Rourke, the undeservedly-famous deletant offspring of a fabulously wealthy family married to an even more-fabulously wealthy wife in El Paso, Texas, is now considering mounting yet another destined-to-fail campaign in 2022.

This time, Irish Bob is exploring the possibility of running for the Texas governor’s mansion, against either incumbent Gregg Abbott – who is likely to run for re-election – or against another GOP candidate should Abbott decide to bow out after two terms in office.

Here’s an excerpt from a slavishly-fawning story at the ridiculous Houston Chronicle:

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has left no doubt that he’s weighing a run for governor next year.

“You know what, it’s something I’m going to think about,” O’Rourke said in an exclusive interview on an El Paso radio station earlier this week.

And in case anyone missed the interview, supporters of a political action committee O’Rourke started called Powered By People is circulating it on social media.

The former congressman from El Paso, who lost a close race for U.S. Senate in 2018, told KLAQ host Buzz Adams that Texas has “suffered perhaps more than any other” state during the pandemic and criticized Gov. Greg Abbott for a “complete indifference” to helping local leaders try to save lives.

“I want to make sure we have someone in the highest office in our state who’s going to make sure that all of us are OK,” the 48-year-old O’Rourke said. “And especially those communities that so often don’t get the resources or attention or the help, like El Paso.”

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So, hey, looks like we’ll have Irish Bob to kick around again in 2022.  Fan girls and boys on staff at the Chronicle, the Texas Tribune, the New Yorker and Vanity Fair are no doubt already outlining their future feature stories on their punk-rocker crush.

And before anyone sends me a nasty note saying that last remark isn’t fair, let me answer in advance: Why yes, yes it is completely fair and incisively accurate, and you’re a pea-brained nitwit if you don’t agree.

Hooboy.

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How Many COVID Masks are Enough COVID Masks?

How many masks are enough masks? – Ok, well, get ready for the coming Biden plan to mandate that everyone wear more than one mask. It has become manifestly obvious over the past week that the Biden/Harris Harris/Biden administration has no other real plan for dealing with COVID-19 other than letting the natural course of the virus play out and take full credit for it, but the natural impulse of any Democrat politician when faced with an issue is to “do something,” regardless of whether what they do is productive or not.

Early this week, the little menace to society and highest paid federal employee Anthony Fauci signaled what “doing something” will mean when he told an interviewer that “two masks are more effective than one.” Naturally, the corrupt news media that worships at Fauci’s tiny throne has taken the little menace’s latest sage advice and run with it.

From a story at MSN.com:

Dr. Anthony Fauci endorses double-masking.

US health officials have long been advising people to wear a cloth mask with three layers of protection, or a surgical or N95 mask, to protect against the novel coronavirus.

But some people, including many at the inauguration, have been doubling up on masks – layering them to create an extra barrier of protection.

According to Fauci, it’s a good idea, particularly in light of more transmissible variants of the coronavirus, first identified in the UK and South Africa.

Read More:Two face masks may be more protective than wearing one, but it depends on the type and fit

“If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective,” Fauci said on NBC News’ TODAY. “That’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N-95.”

How to double-mask

The type of mask you double up on will affect the level of protection it provides.

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You seriously could never make this stuff up. But wait, it only gets better.

Check out this report from nitwit Contessa Brewer run on CNBC yesterday:

Yes, folks, the media/Democrat approved talking points are now attempting to move the goal posts to wearing not only two masks at the same time, but three! Hell, why stop there? Why not four? Doesn’t “common sense” dictate that four would be more effective than three? Or why not five?

Indeed, why not just go out and buy a pack of 25 of those blue disposable things and put them all on at once? Nevermind that you’ll end up dying from oxygen deprivation/carbon dioxide poisoning – at least you’ll be safer from the dreaded COVID monster!

If you think the multiple masking farce is absurd, just wait until all the anti-fossil fuels alarmists finally figure out that every one of the masks being sold today is made largely from fibers and materials derived at chemicals and plastics plants from petroleum products. EVERY ONE OF THEM.

So, if we’re all going to double-mask or triple-mask or quadruple-mask, at what point does the waste disposal issue begin to ovewhelm the fake COVID-19 safety issue? Which Democrat/media-driven fantasy retains dominance over the other?

It’s a great question. I just cannot wait to see the answer.

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