Pelosi’s Top Pick for Transportation Committee Chair Crashed Car and Walked Away

 

One has to wonder no more why Pelosi would want an 84 year old fellow octogenarian Norton to be head of the powerful chair of the Transportation Committee. It’s all about the Benjamins. Apparently Pelosi, her husband and no doubt other family members didn’t make enough money with insider trading stocks. All that loot to be passed around with the recent passage of the infrastructure bill. Norton has an appropriate background for the position and a rich history.

Here is her attitude.

Congresswoman Demonstrates ‘Worst Parking Job Ever’ – Eleanor Holmes Norton.

 

 

 

Norton was elected in 1990 as a Democratic delegate to the House of Representatives. She defeated city council member Betty Ann Kane in the primary despite the last-minute revelation that Norton and her husband, both lawyers, had failed to file D.C. income tax returns between 1982 and 1989.[19] The Nortons paid over $80,000 in back taxes and fines.[20][21] Her campaign manager was Donna Brazile.[21] 

In September 2010, the national press criticized Norton after the release of a voice message in which she solicited campaign funds from a lobbyist representing a project that she oversaw. Norton countered that the message was typical of appeals made by all members of Congress and that the call was made from campaign offices not paid for by taxpayers.[29] In March 2012, the public radio series This American Life featured the voicemail message at the start of a program on lobbying titled “Take the Money and Run for Office”.[30]

 

If one video could show their mindset towards rules and laws…this might be it. If this is who they think is their brightest and best for transportation….think about their brightest & best on health & science…

Gateway Pundit:

Congressman Thomas Massie posted a viral video of Speaker Pelosi’s top choice to serve as the Chairwoman of the Transportation Committee repeatedly crashing her car into a parked vehicle.

 
 

There are two candidates who have declared their interest in the position.

Norton and Larsen, along with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas who is also retiring after this Congress, are the next most senior Democrats on the 66-member committee, which has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation as well as infrastructure including clean water and wastewater, pipelines, flood damage and federal real estate.

Both are chairs of arguably the most powerful subcommittees on the panel: Norton chairs the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, while Larsen chairs the Aviation Subcommittee.

Both seek to take the top Democratic position on the committee in the aftermath of the passage of a bipartisan infrastructure law that represents the most aggressive investment in infrastructure in decades.

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Joe Manchin’s Christmas Gift To America – Killing Build Back Better

Joe Manchin has done more to stop Biden’s agenda than Mitch McConnell – and it’s not even close.

The Dems are so mad at Manchin for saying “no vote on BBB.” They say he “breached his commitment to the Biden.” Yea, sorta like McCain did to the GOP! How’s it feel?

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., explains why he ‘cannot vote’ for the ‘mammoth legislation,’ noting that he’s had reservations since he first heard about it.

Ilhan Omar lashes out at Manchin after bombshell announcement: ‘complete bullsh*t’

Thanks to the various COVID relief bills in the past two years, federal debt has grown from 67.3 percent of GDP to a whopping 122.5 percent of GDP. And we haven’t even come close to spending all the money! AOC and the progressives won’t be happy until there’s a giant mountain of cash just burning on the Capitol steps.

For a great roundup of tweets freaking out by the Progs and having a meltdown, wander over to Breitbart. Delish!

The Dems are upset by having to deal with one Manchin. Try being on the GOP side with 15 Rinos.

An excellent day in the swamp. Better yet, it doesn’t look like he has any taste for the Voting Rights Act.

This should about finish Biden’s agenda.

Alleged Waukesha Suspect Has Long Record, Was Recently Released On Bond – Update

Thank George Soros and the rest of his ilk that have managed to install D.A.’s that refuse to prosecute and or make deals that don’t take these people off the streets and put them in jail forever. The suspect Darrell Brooks is reported to be a sex offender among other offenses who caused the death and destruction among those enjoying a Christmas parade. The same goes for what Rittenhouse was forced to take off the streets. People who do not belong among civilized society.

Update: Some of his social media while it is still up.

 

He has a very long record. More at Laura Loomer

Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks from Milwaukee

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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Empty Shelves and Supply Chain Crisis ‘Might Not be a Bad Thing’ so says Bloomberg

 

Bloomberg decided to run an opinion piece  telling us that we are greedy Americans thinking that Biden’s supply chain crisis isn’t good for us. Of course the purpose is support Biden and his thieves turning our country into Venezuela.

“Suddenly, Americans can’t spend like they used to. Store shelves are emptying, and it can take months to find a car, refrigerator or sofa.” Bloomberg said.

Welcome to Biden’s Build Back Better.

 

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“If this continues, we may need to — gasp! — live more like the Europeans. That actually might not be a bad thing.”

“It’s become the conventional wisdom that the U.S. economy is built on Americans’ endless appetite to buy lots and lots of stuff. Household consumption makes up about 67% of GDP. When the economy falters, we’re told spending is our patriotic duty. But suddenly, Americans can’t spend like they used to. Store shelves are emptying, and it can take months to find a car, refrigerator or sofa. If this continues, we may need to learn to do without — and, horrors, live more like the Europeans. That actually might not be a bad thing, because the U.S. economy could be healthier if it were less reliant on consumption.” Bloomberg opinion writer Allison Schrager wrote.

The Biden White House has also resorted to blaming Americans for the supply chain crisis.

Psaki said Americans purchasing too many goods online is the “root cause” of the supply chain crisis thanks to a labor shortage created by Joe Biden.

The message from the Biden-Regime-media-complex is clear: Lower your expectations and settle for mediocrity.

Do you know of anyone who buys toilet paper online? Just asking.

Bonus:

Turns out that the gas shortage is good for us as well. Inflation is good. See, all good.

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Secretary Pete: ‘Remove City Highways To Fix Racial Inequities’

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Monday that his agency would use a part of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to address racial inequities in U.S. highway design.

The program, called “Reconnecting Communities,” will focus on the “legacy of highway construction built through communities” and remove or repurpose infrastructure barriers. (Worth taking the ride out to the link.)

The GOP is quick to point out that the latest spend-a-rama bill just passed only has about ten percent for infrastructure as we know it. There is precious little discussed of the remaining 90 percent. Try as I might, I can only find a broad brush of it. But here is one jewel that deserves our attention:

Tucked in amid larger pots of money is $20 billion to “reconnect neighborhoods cut off by historic investments (in infrastructure)” and to ensure new projects advance racial and environmental justice.

Critics say it could produce unintended consequences such as more traffic congestion in local neighborhoods — especially if it leads to closing or significantly altering highways, as some cities are contemplating.

Some cities, such as Syracuse, N.Y., want to tear down portions of urban highways, restore old street grids and redevelop neighborhoods. O’Toole is skeptical, saying highway demolition could increase traffic congestion in local neighborhoods and lead to other unintended consequences.

“I’m afraid what we’re going to see with this $20 billion is anti-road people tearing out roads,” O’Toole said.

So far, no one is suggesting that will happen in Atlanta. But there are proposals to build parks over the Downtown Connector. Williams recently requested nearly $1.2 million in federal funding for one of those projects, “The Stitch,” which would cover the highway between the MARTA Civic Center station and Piedmont Road.

“I think our communities are trying to figure out how to reconnect, and have had some success,” said A.J. Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress, which proposed The Stitch. “We just need more connections.”

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Hey Pete, Those of us alive at the time know this.  That Parkway & others in cities across America, were built for Automobiles Only. No trucks No buses. Twas so the family could take a trip in a car w/out dealing w/ 24k-40k lb trucks wearing out the road & spewing diesel. Fyi.  Don’t the low bridges block white kids too?? A reply: I’m black. Been black all my life. I know how to drive a car.

You could try: “Thank you Sec. Pete. This is a wonderful thing. Excuse me while I go talk to my lawyer about my upcoming arrest for sedition.Image

 

Just like we really have nothing to lose by confronting the simple reality that he wasn’t entitled to maternity leave. And we have everything to gain by acknowledging this fact and then dealing with his scam.

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We pick up the story line from the NYT:

In the past, “we created a way for people to get on a highway and go directly out of our community,” she said, adding that highways also created “barriers that were really detrimental to the communities left behind.”

Now, Rochester is trying a different approach: Instead of moving people in and out of downtown as quickly as possible, the city is trying to make downtown a more livable place.

The highway removal and other deconstruction projects are part of a long-term plan for a city still struggling to come back from years of economic and population decline. The big bet: Rebuilding more walkable, bikeable and connected neighborhoods will attract new investment and new residents. And city officials hope it might even reduce car-dependence in the long run.

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And how are things working out in New York City? 

New York City has intentionally caused the traffic nightmare

Time for some traffic problems in Manhattan!

City officials have intentionally ground Midtown to a halt with the hidden purpose of making drivers so miserable that they leave their cars at home and turn to mass transit or bicycles, high-level sources told The Post.

Today’s gridlock is the result of an effort by the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations over more than a decade of redesigning streets and ramping up police efforts, the sources said.

“The traffic is being engineered,” a former top NYPD official told The Post, explaining a long-term plan that began under Mayor Mike Bloomberg and hasn’t slowed with Mayor de Blasio.

“The city streets are being engineered to create traffic congestion, to slow traffic down, to favor bikers and pedestrians,” the former official said.

“There’s a reduction in capacity through the introduction of bike lanes and streets and lanes being closed down.”

The goal of the jammed traffic is to shift as many drivers as possible to public transit or bicycles.

More NY Post with the details of how they are carrying out their plan.

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Chuck Todd takes the Red Pill and sees the 2022 polls look ‘scary’ for Dems

 

 

Reality is starting to settle in for a few members of the media. What could be finer than for Chuck Todd to have to deal with some facts that can no longer be avoided. No doubt preparing themselves for tomorrow’s possible win in Virginia by the GOP.

CHUCK TODD: Happy Halloween. We have a brand new NBC News poll out this morning that’s filled with some scary news for the Democrats. The overarching message: Americans have lost their confidence in President Biden and their optimism for the country, at least, they have right now. Just 22% of adults say we’re headed in the right direction. A shocking 71% say we’re on the wrong track and that includes a near majority of Democrats who are saying that. 

 

Toni Morrison's "Beloved" sales jump after Virginia campaign ad — QuartzGlenn Youngkin for Governor

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Here is a white supremacist for Youngkin.

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Wayne Chapman, Serial Child Rapist and Probable Murderer dies After Release From Prison

Wayne Chapman is dead, ending a nightmare sex offender story. He goes to his grave having admitted to molesting up to 100 boys.

Perhaps no other story reflects our judicial system as well as Wayne Chapman. A serial child rapist and in all likelihood a child murderer. He is not a household name at this point, the story starts back in the ’70s. A last ditch stand to keep Chapman in jail by prison officials at the last moment was unsuccessful.

Here is a flash back posted in 2019 when Chapman was trying to be released from prison.

The MA Dept. of Corrections wants to release a serial child rapist & possible murderer because they’ve determined that this pedophile is now ‘harmless’.

This story is not a headliner and in the great scheme of things will not rock the world. But for the one hundred boys he raped and/or otherwise sexually abused, and for the family of the boy who more than likely than not was murdered by him, there will be no peace. He boasted about raping over one hundred boys. For those of us of a certain age the story was a headliner for months when it went down.

The story brought to mind an earlier post. Recall how wonderful the “The First Step” was? Non-violent offenders. Just some fine folks who got into trouble in the hood who otherwise were on the way to Sainthood, so sure… let’s get them back on the street pronto.Then we find out First Step Act release of criminals include Rapists, Murderers

Rapists, Murderers, you name it are now out roaming our neighborhood. Once again.

So now we get back to this fine fellow. Forgive me if I am cynical this morning. Most discouraging is the jury that found him “not guilty” on the latest charges thus opening the doors to the latest effort to not keep him confined:

Convicted child rapist Wayne Chapman was found not guilty following accusations that he exposed himself to others while in prison on Friday.

Chapman, now 71, was charged with open and gross lewdness and lewd, wanton and lascivious acts for allegedly exposing himself to prison workers at MCI-Shirley. This acquittal allows him to be released back into the public.

Chapman was convicted in 1977 of sexually assaulting young boys he lured into the woods. He’s been civilly committed since his prison term ended in 2004.

Chapman is a self-admitted serial child rapist. He also remains the prime suspect in the disappearance of a 10-year old boy from a South Lawrence pool in the 1970’s.

“For a guy like this, a prolific sex offender, who has been convicted of sexually abusing at least 11 children in three states and admitting to sexually abusing 100 children, it’s good reason to be afraid,” said Murphy.

The Supreme Court ruled Chapman can no longer be civilly committed after two mental health professionals concluded he was no longer sexually dangerous.

At a 2016 hearing, Chapman’s lawyers argued he was “just too old and too sick” to re-offend, adding: “His life won’t create the circumstances that allow him to re-offend… Even if he wanted to.”

But a forensic psychologist also testified in 2016 that Chapman believed little boys wanted to have sex with him, saying: “The fact that in December 2014, a little more than a year ago, he was still saying he saw these children as willing participants in the assaults, seems to us quite a severe cognitive distortion.”

All you need to know.

EVIL child rapist Wayne Chapman is set to be released from prison as he is “too old to re-offend.”

The release of the 59-year-old comes after two examiners said he is “no longer a sexually dangerous person”, Department of Correction officials told Boston 25 News.

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Biden Raises Reminder of Infamous Dodd – Kennedy Sexual Assault

You can’t get any more self unaware than to mention “waitress” and “Dodd” in the same sentence. His mind wandered to Dodd and his BFF Ted Kennedy and the infamous Dodd-Kennedy Waitress Sandwich Story apparently. His filter was on the blink. One would not want to be the waitress. Recall it was Dodd who was chosen to lead Biden’s pick for the VP, thus we have Kamala Harris.

Biden says former Sen. Chris Dodd would never ‘disrespect the waitress’

President Biden raised eyebrows Friday when he praised former Senator Chris Dodd — and inadvertently referenced a notorious episode of alleged sexual assault involving the Connecticut Democrat and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).

Biden lauded his longtime Senate colleague during remarks dedicating the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, saying he measures a person’s character by how they treat workers in the service industry. More from the NY Post

Let us not forget-

Notorious Sexual Harasser Chris Dodd named to Biden VP selection Committee

The Kennedy-Dodd Waitress Sandwich Information Clearinghouse

In 1985, Dodd and fellow Senator Ted Kennedy were out (with dates) for a night on the town at La Brasserie. Much liquor was consumed–that will come as a shock to those of us familiar with Ted Kennedy–and the two Senators were at one point unaccompanied by their dates. The Senators made a “Waitress Sandwich” out of some poor, unsuspecting waitress.

If you’re not entirely sure what that means, let’s just say you wouldn’t want to be the waitress
“Dodd and Kennedy were also reported to have made a ‘human sandwich’ with a waitress at La Brasserie, another Capitol Hill restaurant. The report had it that Kennedy threw the woman on Dodd, who was slumped in a chair, and then jumped on top of her. She was said to have run screaming from the room.”
Summary of 1989 Penthouse magazine article, summarized by the Washington Times:

“When she put in an appearance in their private retreat – ‘The Teddy Kennedy Fun Room’ – the Massachusetts senator picked her up and heaved her onto a table. The crystal candlesticks and champagne glasses shattered as he grabbed her again and flung her on top of Dodd.

“Then Kennedy threw himself on top of the woman. The waitress implored Mr. Kennedy to ‘Get off me!’

“Another waitress entered to find ‘things all tipped over and Kennedy was on top, [the waitress] was in the middle and Dodd was on the bottom.’ At that point the sandwich was disassembled.”

Here’s the story, originally reported by GQ in 1990 here Included in the link is the long history of his debauchery.

Bonus: Joe up to his old tricks.

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Secretary Buttigieg – The problem? – It is our ‘demand’, We want stuff

 

Our Secretary of Transportation’s Pete Buttigieg Paternity leave, and his media rounds this Sunday makes him a topic worthy of conversation. Bill Kristol’s tweet attacking Tucker Carlson adds the requisite fuel. Better yet, we learn the problem is us. 

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted that supply chain issues facing the US will continue into 2022, but stressed that Congress passing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal would be the best way to help alleviate those problems on the Sunday talkie on CNN. Wow. Call this the super Cliff Note Edition.

The man didn’t have the sense of responsibility to appoint a Deputy to carry on during his absence, and no one seemed to noticed that he was MIA. No one noticed that this was a problem developing for months? Who was in charge? A third rate Mayor from a third rate city who filled in the boxes for being “woke.”

I followed the comment thread from the twitter post below. Amazing. Apparently no one found it odd at all that a Cabinet level position could remain vacant for several months, and that a position of such a high level of responsibility would demand more than the ability disappear off the face of the map for a good period of time.

Hail Mr. Pete. The latest iconic figure to emerge to reflect the ignorance of the electorate. So while they may not have toilet paper and the requisite Christmas toys for their kids, Pete had his time with “his” babies.

In truth, if one looks one tiny level below the surface of his statements, he makes a telling argument of why so many women have difficulty with children making it to the very top. One member of the partnership requires an intense commitment.

In the full interview on CNN he is able to spin why of course the problem is once again us. We want stuff. Lots of stuff. If we didn’t want stuff there would be no distribution problem. If only life were this simple. But Pete is a simple man from being a two bit Mayor in a two bit town. This folks is what we have and what we have become.

 

 For those who have the inclination the full interview, why our buying stuff is our problem. It is well worth a listen from an unserious person.

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Biden Starting Plans To Give Back Lands To Native American Tribes

Biden is picking up where Obama left off. Obama gave back 560,000 acres. Trump added 76,000 acres back to Native Americans.

Biden’s representatives plan to meet with several tribal leaders to discuss plans to protect and restore tribal homelands, the U.S. Department of the Interior said on Tuesday.

Don’t count on the Supremes bailing us out on this one. They have already given the green light in a ruling back in 2019- from an earlier post:

Supreme Gorsuch sides with Liberals again on Indian hunting case

Another disappointing ruling by our changed latest Supreme Gorsuch. One can only imagine where this will lead in other Indian cases if the USA is bound to treaties written centuries ago. Better yet, apparently the issue had been ruled on before. So much for “settled Law.” Even better, wait until we have to give back much of the Southwest to Mexico.

The four dissenting justices said the majority was ignoring a clear precedent — a similar case in 1895 involving the same treaty language and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. Lower courts agreed, but the justices, in a 5-4 ruling, sided with Mr. Herrera on Monday, saying the treaty is good law. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, sided with the court’s four Democratic appointed justices.

Wyoming can’t abrogate an 1868 treaty with the Crow Tribe just because it was signed before Wyoming officially became a state, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case breathing new life into American Indian-U.S. relations.

The ruling contradicts a century-old high court precedent and could guarantee American Indians’ hunting rights on some federal lands.

Now for the latest.

Reuters reported:

Federal land trust policies allow tribes to re-acquire historic land and aim to remedy practices going back more than a century that took away Native American tribes’ lands across the present-day United States.

“We have an obligation to work with Tribes to protect their lands and ensure that each community has a homeland where its citizens can live together to lead safe and fulfilling lives,” Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland said. “These important actions are a step in the right direction to restore homelands that will strengthen Tribal communities.”

The meetings are currently scheduled to be held throughout October. Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland, a former U.S. representative from New Mexico, is the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency. She oversees the U.S. government’s relationship with nearly 600 federally recognized tribal nations as well as policies guiding the use of 500 million acres of federal and tribal land, a fifth of the nation’s surface,” Reuters added.

Deb Haaland, U.S. Secretary of the InteriorSecretary Deb Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. She is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and a 35th generation New Mexican. (Doing a fast math, giving that a generation is 30 years,  30 generations gives you about a 1000 years. I am sure she knows the name of everyone of the tribes.)

The department in April allowed regional Bureau of Indian Affairs directors to review and approve applications, a reversal of a Trump-era order that gave jurisdiction to the department’s headquarters and triggered delays.

A department official said 560,000 acres of land were placed in trust for tribes during the Obama administration, followed by 75,000 acres of land under the Trump administration.

More at Yahoo News

This should put Texas in a happy place. Not overwhelmed yet by the so called migrants? Let’s just give the state back to Mexico? How about California going back to Spain? Why not the U.S. back to Great Britain?

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