Biden needed cheat sheets including photos to identify reporters

All you need to know about plugs and his presser yesterday. Apparently he needed pictures to identify the reporters no doubt pre-selected. They’re all numbered…. Good grief.

He had his prepared answers to questions.

It’s was a testimony of triumph over senility.

It comes down to the ego for Joe.

Bonus time. Just as a reminder of our swamp creature Nancy Pelosi

Nope Nancy not how it is suppose to work.

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Biden’s lack of acuity is a strategy not a Democrat problem

 

In what has to be the most clandestine operation ever conceived to achieve the Marxist agenda for the United States, a senile old man made it to the White House. It has succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest expectation. In a wonderfully written piece in Town Hall the author lays out the good the bad and the ugly of it all. A great read and here are some of the points.

 

It is no secret that Joe Biden is not in charge of the executive branch. Nor does it come as a surprise. The only observable difference between 2020 presidential hopeful Joe and 2021 President Joe, is his change of address. He moved from a basement somewhere in Delaware to a basement at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In fact, a benign question from a pathetic journalist today as to what type of ice cream Joe is eating would be received with a standing ovation.

What is surprising, however, is how effective and advantageous his non-presidency has been for the Democratic Party. His mental incapacitation has not hindered the left’s sinister Marxist agenda to transform the United States from a Constitutional republic to a totalitarian state, but has helped facilitate it.

Barack Obama also held a Democratic majority in the legislature during his first two years in office. But Barack Obama’s mental acuity was a handicap to the unpopular, radical agenda of the left. When Barack Obama signed a flurry of executive orders and championed questionable and unconstitutional legislation, he still was expected to answer to the American people. While Obama was radical, the American people still remained partially informed. At least some diffusion of knowledge took place as Obama was expected to explain and defend his agenda, and took questions from the press.

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Even those of us who are the most vocal and unequivocal critics of Joe’s obvious mental decline must also admit that the very thing we demand — a president, for example — we cannot have. We are living in a nightmare scenario. It’s like trying to cancel some subscription service or seeking answers to some other technical issue and being put on hold, endlessly transferred from one unintelligible party to another, and never getting any answers or resolution.

In the absence of a president, we take our questions and concerns to Jen Psaki, who would benefit from the excuse of dementia. But her challenge is not mental decline, but an unfortunate inability to communicate, a lack of preparedness in part due to her lack of a boss in the Oval Office, and her own limited IQ. Like the worst hotel concierge or IT specialist, her response to everything is, “I’ll circle back on that,” which better translates to, “I have no idea, I’m as unqualified and unfit as my boss, Joe Biden.” It is also damning proof that there is a vacuum in the White House.

What is the upshot? The American people and our country have been plunged into darkness. We have largely no idea what is going on. While we can speculate as to who is actually running the country — Obama? Susan Rice? — we have no access to the one individual “responsible” for the literal decimation of our economy, our safety, and our freedom. America is being run by a shadow government and in the absence of any actual leader. We can’t even rely on the limited defense of pressuring and demanding accountability from the titular leader of the executive branch.

Joe Biden is a strategy for the Democratic Party at this point, not a hindrance or frustration. As the rag known as the Washington Post declares, “Democracy dies in darkness.” We are living in darkness. I regret to say that we would be better off with Kamala Harris. At least if she was president, there would be no unspoken excuse either understood or accepted for this un-American and totalitarian regime. But if the Democrats are smart, they’ll keep Joe around as long as they can.

Full read at  Townhall

Biden’s dogs Major and Champ are no more – sent back to Delaware after ‘biting incident’

 

Major and Champ moved into the White House in January and they’re already gone.

According to CNN the Biden’s dogs have been shipped back to Delaware because of a “biting incident” involving WH security.

 

 

Is it any wonder the dogs are the way they are after the mistreatment by Joe? Recall this earlier incident?

Joe Biden supposedly slipped and fractured his foot while playing with his German shepherd Major back in December.

Biden said he was fresh out of the shower when he began chasing Major and tried grabbing his tail when he fell down and broke his foot.

“I’m walking through this little alleyway to get to the bedroom and I grabbed the ball like this and he ran and I was joking running after him to grab his tail. And what happened was he slipped on a throw rug and I tripped on the rug he slid on,” said Biden.

Would you really want to chase after a German Shepard and try and grab their tail?

Nurse Jill Biden:

“I’ve been getting obsessed with getting our dogs settled because we have an old dog and we have a very young dog,” Jill Biden told Kelly Clarkson last month during an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” “They have to take the elevator, they’re not used to that, and they have to go out on the South Lawn with lots of people watching them. So that’s what I’ve been obsessed with, getting everybody settled and calm.”

Sounds like Jill has a lot on her hands.

The condition of the victim was not disclosed but it was serious enough to remove both dogs from the White House.

CNN reported:

The two German Shepherds belonging to President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were returned to the Biden family home in Delaware last week after aggressive behavior at the White House involving Major Biden, two sources with knowledge tell CNN.

CNN reached out to the White House for comment and did not immediately receive a reply.

Major, who is 3 years old, is the younger of the two Biden dogs, and has been known to display agitated behavior on multiple occasions, including jumping, barking, and “charging” at staff and security, according to the people CNN spoke with about the dog’s demeanor at the White House. The older of Biden’s German Shepherds, Champ, is approximately 13 and has slowed down physically due to his advanced age.

One tell a whole lot about a person about how they treat their animals. Just saying. UPDATE: Traces of Major Biden below:

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The China Watchers

 

The China Watchers

Keeping Americans Informed

by Mustang

Americans have been “watching” China for a very long time.  In 1784, when the dust and debris of the American Revolution were barely settled, the United States sent its first flagged ship to China.  It was the merchant ship Empress of China, bound from New York to the city of Canton.  What prompted American interests was, of course, trade — the search for new markets, driven in part by the fact that the British had little interest in trading with their former colonies.  China welcomed the Empress because the Americans were interested in buying things from China, while the Europeans only wanted to sell items to China.

In keeping with our traditions, trade also meant an opportunity for American ministers to save the barbarians from damnation.  The first American missionaries went to China in the 1830s — and did so even when it was illegal to do so.  We all know what rebels the Americans were back then, but it was the missionaries who first took an interest in Chinese culture, language, and history.  These were the men (and some women) who helped shape America’s perceptions of Imperial China.  As with the people of other lands, the Chinese saw the United States as a land of opportunity.  Thousands of Chinese migrated to the United States; there may have never been a transcontinental railway without them.

Some Chinese leaders were so impressed by the United States’ political achievements that they became inspired — Sun Yat-sen, who borrowed the “Three Principles of the People” from President Lincoln’s belief in a government of, by, and for the people.  Sun Yat-sen helped to overthrow the Qing Dynasty in 1911 and founded the Republic of China.

Thus, for most of the United States’ history, relations between Americans and Chinese were quite positive.  When Japan and the European powers began to break up China into their spheres of influence, the United States argued that the whole was greater than the sum of its parts and, therefore, supported a united and independent China.

This belief was the genesis of America’s “Open Door” policy. In this condition, China would continue to welcome foreign trade but retain its unique form of government and cultural identity.  The United States maintained adherence to this policy through the end of World War II — and it may have saved China from being gobbled up by competing European powers.

When Japan attempted to exploit China and expand its empire throughout East Asia in the 1930s, the United States stood in the way. Japan’s behavior prompted the United States to establish a credible naval fleet in the Pacific.  American volunteer pilots served China against the Imperial Japanese Army as part of the famed “Flying Tigers” operations; it led President Roosevelt to provide war materials to China to defend themselves against the Japanese hordes.

Of course, by that time, Chinese communists and Chinese Nationalists were engaged in a great civil war, making Japan’s timing particularly keen. As a ploy to help unify Chinese efforts against the Japanese, Roosevelt provided war materials to both communists and nationalists in more-or-less equal measure.  The communists accepted these gifts, of course, but rather than using them against the Japanese, stored them away in caves until they could be used against the Nationalists — which they did between 1945-49.

Of course, there were glitches along the way that caused some challenges to American diplomats, not the least of which was the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 and then the unhappy episode with the Boxers in 1899.  Nor could the United States have made a worse choice in its decision to back an absolute crook and tyrant in the form of Chiang Kai-shek.

The Chinese, or so it would appear, have long memories.  When the communists defeated the Nationalists in 1949 (with US arms and ammunition — some of which was used against US troops during the Korean War), China and the United States stopped talking to one another for over twenty years.

In fact, following the Korean War, which poised the US/UN against China as much as North Korea and the Soviet Union, paranoia led the Chinese to manipulate the United States into the Viet Nam War. If the Americans were kept busy in Southeast Asia, there would be no cause for alarm in Northeast Asia.  The United States (then controlled by Democrats) naturally fell into that trap without much cajoling.

President Nixon re-opened Sino-American relations n 1972; China was receptive because, at that time, the Soviet Union posed a real threat to Chinese sovereignty along their shared border.  Following Mao, Deng Xiaoping wanted closer economic ties to the United States but was determined to retain a communist state.

In its post-Imperial state, a communist state was the best method of controlling a billion people.  When the Chinese government killed protestors at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the United States feigned shock and dismay — Americans have been destroying their protestors since around the 1850s.  The Chinese no doubt looked at this as “goose/gander.”

Today, China and the United States have a robust trade relationship — but neither side trusts the other, and has not since 1949.  Now enters stage left the China Watchers, who tells us all we need to know about China.

During the Cold War, China Watchers assembled in Hong Kong, where they had a bird’s eye view.  Some of these watchers worked for Western intelligence agencies, universities, and news agencies.  If journalists, British government censors previewed reports to prepare for potential diplomatic fallout from publication.

Most China Watchers were Americans — who had limited access to Chinese government officials, press briefings, and interviews.  So what these American China Watchers would do is parse government announcements for hidden meanings, keep track of Chinese officials’ movements reported in press agencies, and analyze photographs taken of public appearances.  China Watchers would also interview refugees or copy the analyses written by others in Taiwan or the Soviet Union — which some folks would call plagiarism.  Well, it wasn’t entirely their fault because none of them could speak Chinese.

Despite all these factors, the China Watchers continue to keep us advised of events in China.  Some of them publish exhaustive papers about China, but these are mostly the academicians, who mostly prepare documents because it advances their academic status.  Most of them appear live on CNN or some other propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.

They spend a few moments of precious air time to regale us with their in-depth knowledge, their warnings about the strength or fallacy of U. S. policy, and of course — for no extra charge; they offer us their dire predictions.

Does anyone pay attention?  I mean, does anyone who matters pay attention?  I think not.  Our geniuses in the State Department do not require the assistance of China Experts; members of Congress do not, for they are already in the back pocket of Chinese officials (the movers and shakers of Beijing), no one in the economic sector requires the expertise of the China gurus … for they already have the answers (which is that national debt doesn’t matter).  Actually —and this is merely an opinion— the morons on the Weather Channel have greater credibility than the China Experts.  For example:

  1. In the 1950’s we were blessed with A. Doak Barnett, who styled himself a Pekingologist, which, insofar as I can tell, is two steps below a garbologist — and a Jesuit Priest named Le Dany, who circulated the China News Analysis to 48 countries around the world.  Experts … both.
  2. Michael Pillsbury, a Rand Corporation analyst, called for closer ties with China during the Cold War.  Of course, Michael also encouraged Reagan to arm Afghanistan’s Mujahedeen.  A real genius.
  3. Min-xin Pei, a professor at Claremont McKenna College, was convinced that China’s adherence to communism would stifle the Chinese economy.  Prescient.
  4. Susan Thornton … a former Under-Secretary of State who speaks fluent Russian and Mandarin Chinese, retired in 2018 because Sen. Marco Rubio publicly stated that he could guarantee Thornton would never be confirmed as a permanent appointee.  Rubio claimed she was too soft on China.  The China experts proclaimed that Thornton was steady and effective in matters relating to China.
  5. Elizabeth Economy (no, really) was a prominent voice on China policy … because she wrote a book predicting that China’s global economic dominance was much overblown.  She was wrong in 2014, and she’s probably wrong now, as well.
  6. Henry Kissinger created the Institute for China at the Wilson Center.  I guess enough has been said about that.

Gordon G. Chang, of the New Jersey Chang’s, is one of our more recent China experts. He’s been kind enough to warn us about Chinese spying at our colleges and universities, China’s interest in American technology, the pending collapse of China, and China’s conspiring with North Korea against Japan’s interests.

Of course, unless we’ve been in the time-out corner for the past 40 years, we know this stuff already.  We should probably expect our adversaries to spy on us — Israel does, and we pay them $40 billion a year for their friendship.  No, the question should be why the FBI allows them to get away with it.  Is it to prove that we’re more tolerant than they are?  I think the Chinese are being silly.  They could save a lot of Yuan by not spying on the United States — members of Congress and White House staff will tell them what they want to know for next to nothing — a small donation here, a small donation there.

Mr. Chang even went so far as to lay responsibility for Covid-19 at China’s doorstep.  That was a hell of an exposé — and gutsy.  The American press responded to this revelation with gusto — by attacking anyone who used the words Wu Flu — even as American seniors were dropping like flies in a French pasture.

President Joe, meanwhile, wants us to know that China is our friend.  You know, like the neighborhood cop who always begins a conversation by warning us of our Constitutional rights.  We know China is our friend, not by their words, but by their actions — such as infiltrating Central and South America, funding massive projects in Africa, garnering influence with Moslem countries who want Americans dead, providing support to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, and stealing General Motors.

I would have mentioned that the Chinese also obtained our top-secret undersea technology and copied the F-35 from stolen blueprints, but then I’d have to say that they obtained those technologies from Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and I don’t want to besmirch anyone’s character.

Meanwhile, or so I’m told by my many contacts in Chinese fast-food restaurants, the Chinese government is laughing itself silly on an almost daily basis since early November.  And I have to say that were it not for Mr. Chang’s predictions, and I would never have stocked up on Chinese Noodles that only require the addition of hot water to activate the powdered cyanide.  So, I owe him for that.

 

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Biden picks for CIA Director William J. Burns with strong ties to China

 

An update on our fearless leader and China brings us to Biden’s choice for CIA Director William J Burns. This should take care of any concerns about Hunter as Burns has strong ties to China. But first I snagged Biden’s latest “extreme competition” idea as a way to  deal with China differently than Trump.

“I’ve said to him all along that we need not have a conflict,” Biden said of his Chinese counterpart.

“But there’s going to be extreme competition . . . I’m not going to do it the way Trump did. We’re going to focus on international rules of the road.” Biden still made it clear he does not intend to go “softer” on China when compared to Trump. On this point, FT noted in its review of Biden’s latest comments:

Biden, who spent considerable time with Xi as vice-president to Barack Obama, said the Chinese leader was “very bright” but “doesn’t have a democratic, small D, bone in his body”. At one point during the Democratic primary race last year, Biden described him as a “thug”.

In the first three weeks of the administration, senior US officials have taken a hard rhetorical stance towards China over everything from its rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong to its military activity near Taiwan.

Here’s a clip of the key part of the latest CBS interview wherein Biden said:

But there’s gonna be extreme competition. And I’m not going to do it the way he knows. And that’s because he’s sending signals as well. I’m not gonna do it the way Trump did. We’re gonna focus on international rules of the road.

 

 

  • William J. Burns, the nominee for CIA director, is the president of a prominent think tank that has received as much as $2 million in recent years from a Chinese businessman and a think tank with links to the Chinese Communist Party. 
  • As part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s work with China, Burns invited a group of congressional staffers on a junket to China in 2019 where they met with a professor who works for the Chinese Communist Party’s central committee. They also met with the president of a prominent Chinese front group. 
  • Zhang Yichen, a Carnegie board member and prominent donor, is a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which advises the Chinese Communist Party on policy issues. 

 

More at Daily Caller

 

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Peace Through Military Power in D.C.

 

PEACE THROUGH POWER

by Mustang

According to Reuters News Agency and Politico sources, up to 21,000 national guard troops were authorized for service inside Washington DC to provide security for the Biden inauguration.  They continue to serve under Major General William Walker, Commanding General, District of Columbia National Guard (which is the only national guard unit that answers directly to the President of the United States through the Secretary of the Army).

According to official national guard officials, their mission is to provide a back-up force to the District of Columbia Police Department, a federal agency, with infantry, communications, air guard, logistics, and coordination responsibilities with all other supporting agencies.

 

According to General Daniel Hokanson, Chief, National Guard Bureau, the national guard’s “first priority is to protect people and property and the safety and well-being of our national guard personnel and their families.”

The typical mission of the national guard, supporting state governments, is (a) to support civil authorities whose capabilities are insufficient to meet current requirements, (b) protect the life and property of all US citizens, (c) protect critical US infrastructure (d) provide humanitarian assistance during disasters and domestic emergencies, and (e) support law enforcement agencies.  In Washington, D. C., the national guard has been authorized to carry loaded weapons to protect individual members of Congress and their staffs.

Apparently, the President, his cabinet, personal staff, Congress members, and their staff are living in fear for their lives.  To the amazement of any clear-thinking person, the mission seems hardly justified since no one is authorized to carry firearms inside DC except government officials.

The costs associated with this deployment of national guard personnel, funded by the US Department of Defense, suggests that instead of serving in Washington “on loan” from their various states, the federal government federalized these weekend warriors at an estimated cost of around $550.00 per day/per guardsman – or roughly $11.5 million per day.  Their “tour of duty” has been extended through the end of March 2021, equating to around $460 million.

In contrast to the difficulty earmarking money for the southern border security wall, which Trump actually intended to provide security to American citizens and communities located near the Mexican border, the decision to expend forty million dollars to protect the political elite from radicals took all of about forty seconds.

The basis of the threat, the justification for national guardsmen, to begin with, was an FBI assessment that Trump supporters posed a clear and present danger to the “orderly and peaceful” transition of power to the new administration.

According to my sources, the FBI assessment took place in the third stall of the FBI building’s executive washroom.  An entire “division” of national guard expeditionary forces seems a bit of overkill, however.  Still, nothing is too good to protect the lives and well-being of Nancy Pelosi and her sidekick, AOC (who, along with Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut, was a distinguished veteran of the Vietnam War).

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Biden Harris pincher move against Manchin not a big success

If we are concerned about the GOP not pulling their oars together, one can only wonder what was in the thinking of the Biden/Harris presidential pair. It doesn’t sound like they are keeping in mind they need each and every one of the Dems to keep on rolling over the GOP setting aside reconciliation. Schumer no doubt must be chaffing that Manchin doesn’t support getting rid of the filibuster  but it’s not a popular concept to go behind a Senator’s back and undermine him. So the squeeze was to put the Governor and Biden against Manchin. Not enough? Then go over Arizona way an aggravate things there.

CHARLESTON/HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – After airing Thursday evening, WSAZ’s exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris drew national attention.

Friday morning, the White House answered questions about the vice president’s appearance on two stations — one in Arizona, the other on WSAZ.

The interview even took U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., by surprise. Friday morning, Manchin visited one of West Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics. His visit comes just one day after the vice president spoke with WSAZ’s Amanda Barren about the proposed “American Rescue Plan” (ARP).

“I saw [the interview], I couldn’t believe it. No one called me [about it],” Manchin said. “We’re going to try to find a bipartisan pathway forward, but we need to work together. That’s not a way of working together.”

“We want to make the case to the American people across the country (…) This is a way to do just that,” Psaki said.

Psaki was then asked by a reporter why Arizona and West Virginia were chosen specifically.

“I think [the vice president will] do a number of additional regional calls and regional interviews, as will members of the team,” Psaki responded.

“We met [Pres. Biden’s] economic team and they put out what they wanted. We said, ‘Just show us the figures.’ Because people need to know. We want to help everybody that needs help,” Manchin said. “But if a person is making $250,000 or $300,000, I don’t think they’re in much as need as a person making $40,000 or $50,000. We’re going to target it.”

Thursday, the vice president told WSAZ’s Amanda Barren she and President Joe Biden ran as Democrats, but “we are Americans and we will lead as Americans.” Vice President Harris added, “The reason I am here in West Virginia talking with you is because everybody matters whether you voted for us or not.”

Now back to this West Virginia governor business. This is a born again Democrat/Republican who rode the coattails of Trump and became a Republican again.  Trump won W.VA by 39 points.

James Conley Justice II (born April 27, 1951) is an American businessman and politician who has been serving as the 36th governor of West Virginia since 2017. With a net worth of around $1.9 billion, he is the wealthiest person in West Virginia.

Although Justice was a registered Republican before running for governor, he ran as a Democrat and defeated the Republican nominee, Bill Cole. Less than seven months after taking office, Justice switched back to the Republican Party after announcing his plans at a rally with U.S. president Donald Trump in the state.

Whichever way the wind blows apparently.

Whoopi apparently thinks it was just fine. Actually a couple of them figured it out how it works.  Manchin votes with the GOP about 50 percent of the time.

Kamala Harris once again demonstrating her lack of familiarity with the energy sector, yet, for some reason, she intends to regulate it.

A stunning success for the swamp.

Biden’s family corruption just getting started

 

Now that the election is over we might just start to hear about the major corruption we have been posting about for several years. Need some light reading? Here we go:

They can’t quit the grift. No sooner had Joe Biden won the White House than his family went back to trying to make a buck off his name.

The latest sordid example involves one of Joe’s younger brothers, Frank Biden, appearing in a Florida law firm’s ad — on Inauguration Day no less. The ad used the president’s name to draw attention to the Berman Law Group’s class-action suit against sugar cane growers.

Bunker first reported this back in October about Frank but that was before the election so mum was the word. More about Frank

 

“The two Biden brothers have long held a commitment to pushing environmental issues to the forefront,” says the ad. “The president-elect has vowed to rejoin the Paris Agreement and wants to set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets.”

The ad, first reported by CNBC, appeared in the Daily Business Review and carried a picture of Frank Biden and quotes him saying, “My brother is a model for how to go about doing this work.”

Keep reading…

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Joe Biden’s brother after decades agrees to pay after killing father of two

Anyone else would have faced criminal charges. But the Biden’s are very special people.

After dodging creditors for decades, Joe Biden’s slimy grifting brother Frank Biden finally agreed to pay part of the $ 1 million he owes the family of a man killed in a car accident in 1999.

Frank Biden, then 43, was sitting in the passenger seat when he shifted the 290hp car into manual and told the driver to ‘punch it’ before hitting and killing Michael Albano in Cardiff, California.

Biden allegedly told the driver to ‘keep driving’ and fled the scene of the accident. A passenger reportedly said everyone in the car was drinking.

Michael Albano was a single father who left behind two young orphaned daughters.

Frank Biden spent 20 years avoiding the Albano family while he lived a lavish lifestyle in Florida.

When asked if he had apologized to the Albano family for the hurt he has caused, he didn’t reply.

Scofflaw Biden, 66, hadn’t paid a cent of the cash he owed the family of Michael Albano despite him having defaulted on a lawsuit filed against him for Albano’s tragic death in 1999.

The businessman even tried to wriggle out of paying the compensation after creditors found just $29.16 in his bank account.

Biden and his partner Mindy (a former Hooters waitress) live in a gated community overlooking a golf course in Atlantis, Florida and drive matching black and white Range Rovers

The Daily Mail reported:

Joe Biden’s brother will finally cough up some of the $1million in compensation he owes the family of a young father killed in a horrific car crash more than 20 years ago.

Frank Biden has agreed to a settlement in the case just months after DailyMail.com exposed how the businessman had dodged creditors for two decades.

While it’s not known exactly how much he has agreed to pay, DailyMail.com understands it’s a significant amount.

When Joe Biden became veep, his brother Frank Biden used his DC ties to help secure a series of contracts from Florida officials for a fledgling charter school venture he was asked to lead, ABC News reported.

More at:Gateway Pundit

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Tucker Carlson and the full Bobulinski interview

Johnson, Grassley Release Report on Conflicts-of-Interest Investigation

A copy of the full report is available here.

Copies of the investigation’s interview transcripts and exhibits are available here.

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The Quest for Mediocrity

 

 

The Quest for Mediocrity

(Or, keeping our standards low so that we can always attain them)

by Mustang

As we previously reported, most of the old gang has returned to help Uncle Joe Stal … er … Biden govern these somewhat united states, which should give no one conversant about the state of our once-great Republic cause for confidence in our future.  But there are a few new faces, as well.  

Gina Raimondo

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo is one example.  She’s been nominated to become our 40th Secretary of Commerce.  It is enough to cause stuttering in an elocutionist.

According to Wallet Hub, Rhode Island ranked last in their assessment of the best and worst states to start a business.  Of course, maybe it’s all relative.  In 2015, when Gina assumed the mantle of leadership in Rhode Island, the state was ranked 48th.  In 2016, its ranking was 50th, 45th in 2017, and 50th again in 2019.  So then, what does Gina bring to the table in the Sta.. (damn it) Biden administration?  

Well, for one thing, Gina kept manufacturing and construction operations open during the Covid kerfuffle.  Maybe the state’s problem has more to do with her tax policies than anything else.  

The Curtin opens … anyone who loves taxes has to appear on Biden’s “plus” column and the fact that Rhode Island has the worse economic infrastructure (ranked with 98 points out of a possible 350) probably doesn’t matter — so long as Gina strives to reach the climate change challenges, which can only be achieved through taxing the bejesus out of Rhode Island citizens.  Well, that’s okay, too, since the Rhode Island people, in their wisdom, elected her.

We — the rest of us — on the other hand, didn’t elect her.  I don’t know why I continue to do this, but I feel compelled to re-state the obvious: the election of president carries with it significant consequences.  Where Gina will take our country’s commerce is anyone’s guess — and maybe it doesn’t matter.  Maybe we don’t need any stinking jobs, or any stinking American-centered trade agreements — not when we have the Paris environmental accords to keep us warm at night.

What?  More corrupt politicians inside the beltway, you claim?  Oh say it isn’t so!

 

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Fauci uncensored – Which version of his opinions are we to believe?

 

Fauci flushes with the excitement of his resurrection to be front man for Biden’s covid response.

Science, he says… Science will rule. Let’s take a look at a couple of clips from yesterday’s roll out of Fauci and team.

The last clip has to be the best summary of the infamous 80 year old Dr. Fauci’s various positions taken regarding the “best” Covid policies.

No wonder the Donald got fed up with him and moved on to others and gave up on the daily wisdom of Fauci.

Oh the excitement of being center stage once more. Oh joy!

Let’s do the setup with a couple of clips.

 

Reporter once again confronts Dr. Fauci with a hard hitting question. Fauci swoons with excitement… after all he takes no pleasure in what he is about to say….

 

 

 

Now the punchline. We discover the emperor is wearing no clothes……of course no reporter will ask him about his movable opinions on the matter and why it no doubt drove Trump nuts and left Trump with the bag. Why Fauci was relegated to the third string in the end. (I can only hope this tweet stays up….here is hoping.)

 

 

Looks like Biden and Fauci will be the perfect match. Biden announces with a scowl and proudly indeed that the goal is a million shots of vaccine in arms in a 100 days. Unfortunately Biden’s new Covid savant Fauci failed to tell him that it is about where we are now.

Twitter is ablaze that Biden finally has a plan for distribution.

a quote:

“Last week, we had two days when we vaccinated one million people a day

Why is Biden planning to SLOW DOWN vaccination? we were already on track to EXCEED 100 million doses in 100 days. Biden‘s target should be 200 million will Dear Leader media call him on this scam?

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