Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Now it's a crisis

Shot: "Gallup Poll: Biden’s Border Invasion Is Americans’ No. 1 Worry"

Chaser:
Q    Mr. President — Mr. President, you’re heading to the border on Thursday.  Why go to the border now, Mr. President?  You’re going on Thursday.  Why go now?
 
THE PRESIDENT:  I’ve been planning to go Thursday. 
Yeah, that's what they meant: why are you going Thursday instead of, say, Friday?  His brain has turned to mush. 

Who among us hasn't lied in a text?

Fox News: "Key witness in Fani Willis case testifies he may have lied in texts about friends' affair = Terrance Bradley claims he may have lied about once saying Wade 'absolutely' was in a relationship with Fani Willis before she hired Wade."
Attorney Richard Rice later asked Bradley if he makes a habit of passing on "lies about your friends." 

"Do you tell lies about your friends? About a case of national importance?" Rice asked. 

"I could have had, I don't know," Bradley responded. 
Convincing!  Bradley went from "absolutely" to "who can really say what 'sex in my office' means?"

Monday, February 26, 2024

President Unity tries to speak

PJ Media: "Biden Says 'I Wanna Get This Quote Exactly Right' Before Hilariously Failing."

And, you know, standing here in front of this portrait of the man behind me here, he — he said — and I want to make sure I get the quote exactly right.  He said, “We — the better angels” — he said, “We must address the counsel — and adjust the better angels of our nature.”  And we do the — and we do well to remember what else he said.  He said, “We’re not enemies, but [we’re] friends.”  This is in the middle of — this is in the — in the part of the Civil War.  He said, “We’re not enemies, but [we’re] friends.  We must not be enemies.” 
This "speech" (I guess) was during a dinner for the National Governor's Association.  The previous day, Dementia Joe gave an address that was noteworthy because he avoided his usual badmouthing of Republicans.

Have no fear, though.  Dementia Joe is doing a lot of campaign receptions and the "better angels of our nature" will be stopped by the Secret Service at the door so Biden can run through his enemies list.

Sandwich struggle session at the NYT

This story is both unsurprising and impossible to parody: "This Insider Account of New York Times Leftist Insanity Is Something Else."

Absolute clown show.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

You don't hate the media enough

National Review: "AP Whitewashes Murder of Nursing Student by Illegal Immigrant"

It's really a mystery why trust in the mainstream media keeps dropping:

Good question

Reason: "If Semiconductor Chip Demand Is High, Why Do We Need More Subsidies? - Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says more chip subsidies are needed, even before the Biden administration has distributed $52 billion or measured how effective that spending was."

Coincidentally, I just finished reading "Chip War" by Chris Miller, a 2022 book about the rise of the semiconductor industry.  After finishing it, I thought to myself: "I should invest in this industry" only to discover that every company related to the chip industry was already hitting new stock highs.  ASML, TSMC, NVidia - all of them are positively rolling in cash.

Why do these trillion-dollar companies need my taxpayer $$$?  

Saturday, February 24, 2024

The AOC-Amazon dynamic at work

Boston Globe: "Blame Elizabeth Warren and the FTC for iRobot layoffs - Their opposition to a merger between iRobot and Amazon is not a victory — it’s a defeat for Massachusetts workers and American innovation." 

Texting each other like teenagers

Daily Caller: "‘Real Consequences’: Latest Evidence Against Fani Willis Could Get Her Disbarred, Land Her In Jail, Legal Experts Say."

I just find it amazing that two grown adults could send 12,000 text messages over the course of eleven months.  I think I send like a 100 texts a year and 80 of them are "pick up milk." 

Friday, February 23, 2024

It's MSNBC, so...

Power Line: "How dumb are these people?

Dementia Joe can't function

Axios: "Biden's cheat sheets at fundraisers worry donors."

On the menu today: No, it’s not the biggest deal in the world to hear that President Biden now uses notecards when giving remarks and answering questions at his closed-door, high-dollar campaign fundraisers. But considering how rarely the American public gets to hear Biden give off-the-cuff, unscripted remarks of any length and substance in any other venue, it’s an indication that Biden really is notecard- and teleprompter-dependent now. This means the usual advice that the president needs to get out there, interact with voters more, and make the case for himself and his policies is akin to asking him to demonstrate gymnastics or run a marathon. The guy just can’t do it anymore. And the White House would have you believe that he can keep going at it for another four to five years or so.
It's been a little over two weeks since Biden's disastrous press conference and despite the advice to increase public appearances, Dementia Joe has had no public events if you don't count clipped answers to shouted questions as he walks by. 

By the way, it's astonishing that Biden still needs notecards for these donor events since he simply repeats the same lines and anecdotes over and over and over again.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

But the $35 insulin

The Corner: "Solving the ‘Puzzle’ of Negative Consumer Sentiment in One Chart."

Here's the chart:

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Kafka trap

New Neo: "The intricacies of Judge Engoron’s vindictive ruling on Trump" - "This aspect of Engoron’s ruling is like Catch-22: you must do the impossible before you even get to appeal, and one of the things you want to appeal is the fact that the judge has made it nearly impossible to appeal."