Sunday, April 30, 2023
Saturday, April 29, 2023
It’s one thing for the White House staff to tell the president what to do or even to supply him with answers to possible questions that he can’t be relied upon to remember without a script in front of him. It’s quite another when members of the White House press corps are actively colluding in the charade. And that is what the photo of his presser cheat sheet revealed.
Friday, April 28, 2023
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
President Biden is no stranger to detailed cheat sheets when speaking to the press, but the president's team seems to have taken things up a notch after he revealed a pre-written question from a reporter during Wednesday's press conference.
This is like a parody of modern Democrats https://t.co/BYKsyKY9gu— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) April 26, 2023
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
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Sunday, April 23, 2023
I might add: We have now about a thousand billionaires. Know what the average tax rate is? Three — T-H-R-E-E — percent. Three percent.
And, by the way, I’m not saying every American cheats on their taxes. But you have — we have a thousand billionaires in America. You know, the average tax rate they pay? Eight. E-I-G-H[-T] percent. Eight percent.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Monday, April 17, 2023
REI is the latest major retailer to close Portland stores, and the highest-profile among them to publicly blame theft as the reason. Nike closed one of its Portland stores to public access, telling city officials the closure was due to shoplifting. Walmart also recently closed its only two Portland stores for underperformance.
Humor website The Babylon Bee is suing to block a California law it claims gives the state power to censor their content.The satirical website is part of a coalition that petitioned a California federal court on Tuesday to block AB 587, a 2022 law that requires social media companies to periodically report certain content to the government, including "hate speech" and "disinformation." The plaintiffs claim the bill is a "vehicle" for California Democrats to crack down on speech they find distasteful.
The left is nothing but defunding the police and censoring speech.
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Just before the reopening of several Walmart stores that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd’s murder in 2020, President and CEO Doug McMillon vowed “Walmart’s commitment to Chicago remains strong. We are not going anywhere.”
When stores are in danger of closing because of poor sales and lack of profit, communities with the fewest options deserve an advance heads up. Walmart says its continuous attempts to remedy the challenges, with the help of the city and community, were unsuccessful.
Walmart stores across the U.S. are grappling with an uptick in shoplifting that could lead to higher prices and closed stores if the problem persists, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Tuesday.“Theft is an issue. It’s higher than what it has historically been,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
Barring an about-face from the company, the group declared it was ready to protest at other Walmarts around Chicago and beyond.“The same Black and Brown people who made this store will be the same ones who walk away,” said incoming 6th Ward Ald. William Hall, pastor of St. James Community Church in Chatham. “If Walmart does not invest on this land, we will go from Chicago to Indiana to Michigan” to protest at other Walmart stores.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Friday, April 14, 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
In the New York Times, Thomas Edsall follows much of the rest of the media and lies through his teeth about what happened in Tennessee last week.
In the long term, however, I believe that the media’s decision was a poor one, if just because it has reminded many conservatives that progressives — and the press, but I repeat myself — do not actually believe in anything. For the last two years, Americans have been told — correctly — that storming into legislative chambers and interrupting their work is “undemocratic” per se, and that, if we do not want to see more of it, it must be punished wherever it happens. For the record, I agree — and have agreed — very strongly with this proposition. And yet, the moment — the very moment — that a couple of lawmakers whom the media likes chose to invite a mob into a legislative chamber and to deliberately interrupt its work, the moral poles were reversed and it was those who objected who were deemed to be “undemocratic.” This is Calvinball. It is cynicism. It is a nihilistic disgrace. And, in the long-run, it will prove to have been a tactical mistake.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Monday, April 10, 2023
Social Security, readers might remember, has been relying on its trust funds' IOU since 2010 to fully pay for retirees' benefits. Assets are running low and will be gone by 2033. When that happens, it won't be authorized to make the entirety of these payments—only the amount it collects in payroll taxes. That's a 23 percent cut. You can tell a similar story about the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund for Medicare. By 2031, the program will be insolvent, and benefits will be cut by 11 percent. That's an understatement since the solvency calculations exclude Medicare's physician (Part B) and drug (Part D) programs, which face a $1 trillion shortfall over the next decade.To pretend that Social Security and Medicare shouldn't be touched is nothing short of political malpractice. Over the next 30 years, the two programs will run a $116 trillion shortfall. This number accounts for the significant amount of interest payments on the debt the government will ring up in the process. While we might be able to stumble along indefinitely, all that borrowing will slow—perhaps even halt—our economic growth, making funding the programs that much more difficult.
Saturday, April 08, 2023
Friday, April 07, 2023
"This 12-page document is a whitewash. It is narrative. It is light on specifics. It is devoid of citations. And it is in essence their version of events. As the classified reports conducted by the State Department and the Pentagon are being sent to lawmakers on the relevant committees for their full review, White House saying it will not release those classified reports to the general public, although, inevitably, details of those reports likely will ultimately somehow get out there in the public severe sphere. We’ll wait to see how and when."
Wednesday, April 05, 2023
Tuesday, April 04, 2023
The indictment alleges that all of this was done “with intent to defraud and intent to commit another crime and aid and conceal the commission thereof,” but it never says what that other crime was. The second crime is mandatory because without it, falsifying a business record under New York law is a misdemeanor on which the statute of limitation has run. Presumably the second crime is alleged to be a campaign finance violation. But the payment to Daniels did not violate the campaign finance laws.
Alvin Bragg’s unsealed indictment is an indictment of Alvin Bragg. Legitimate law schools will forever use this indictment to teach the concept of prosecutorial abuse of discretion. All Americans, regardless of political persuasions, should condemn this indictment as the travesty… https://t.co/UQshdUftsr— John Ratcliffe (@JohnRatcliffe) April 4, 2023
And finally, here's Dan McLaughlin with just his first legal analysis of this stink bomb: "The Ridiculousness of the Trump Indictment, Part One: The Statute of Limitations Problem"
The last payment, and last false record, charged in the indictment, came in December 2017, more than five years ago. A charge under the misdemeanor statute would obviously be time-barred, which is a major reason why Bragg has pursued a felony charge. But that is also outside the five-year window, so some creative lawyering would be required to even get this case a hearing.
Shhh! The actual charges are a secret. That's the American way:
Prosecutors don’t have to reveal all of their evidence ahead of trial, but basic notions of fair play require you to inform a criminal defendant of the basis for the charges against him, such that he can present a defense. Bragg refuses to do that.
An absolute banana-republic farce.
Monday, April 03, 2023
Biden Says He’ll Shoot Down Chinese Spy Balloon As Soon As He’s Done Letting It Spy https://t.co/rdYAnALclI— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) February 3, 2023
Sunday, April 02, 2023
But at least one thing seems clear: Mr. Bragg may have been the first local prosecutor to do it, but he will probably not be the last. Every local prosecutor in the country will now feel that he or she has free rein to criminally investigate and prosecute presidents after they leave office. Democrats currently cheering the charges against Mr. Trump may feel differently if — or when — a Democrat, perhaps even President Biden, ends up on the receiving end of a similar effort by any of the thousands of prosecutors elected to local office, eager to make a name for themselves by prosecuting a former president of the United States.