Monday, July 31, 2023
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Thursday, July 27, 2023
Every time I kinda miss my former career as a court reporter, I read exchanges like this and my BP spikes and... I suppose investigative journalism is better 😂— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) July 27, 2023
(The judge is referring to the Diversion Agreement) pic.twitter.com/uhddtZrT5v
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
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Sunday, July 23, 2023
In contrast, a gallon of gas today costs roughly 30% less than it did 12 months ago. At 3.6%, unemployment is on par with 50-year lows — and down by almost half since Biden took office. The U.S. economy added 4 million jobs over the past year. Inflation has cooled to 3% after peaking last summer at triple that rate. And America’s so-called misery index — a combination of unemployment and inflation — is lower now than it has been during 83% of all months since 1978.
A distinctive feature of Joe Biden’s presidency is the frequency with which his economic claims are rebutted by the government’s own statistics. One can find this disturbing or amusing—or perhaps both if one is determined to carry a good mood into the weekend while remaining clear-eyed about the country’s challenges.Today in a Journal op-ed President Joe Biden follows up on a piece from last year in which he pretended to be the author of an economic rebound who took office amid a “stalled” recovery. Yet Mr. Biden’s own Commerce Department affirms that the U.S. economy was growing faster during the quarter he took office than it has in the two years since.
Charles C.W. Cooke: "Kamala Harris Is Brazenly Lying about Florida’s Slavery Curriculum."
This is a brazen lie. It’s an astonishing lie. It’s an evil lie. It is so untrue — so deliberately and cynically misleading — that, in a sensible political culture, Harris would be obligated to issue an apology.
I guess it's up to Community Notes nowadays.
Extra - Looks like the talking points were emailed out to everybody.
Saturday, July 22, 2023
I wrote years ago that the media had bought into the Biden spin of the corruption story to the point that they would have a difficult time acknowledging the growing evidence of influence peddling and special dealing. Even after Joe Biden’s discussions of Hunter’s deals were revealed, the media continued to deny it.
Friday, July 21, 2023
Thursday, July 20, 2023
It's a variation of the "everyone I don't like is Hitler" meme except it's being promoted by a Harvard professor: "Harvard’s Mark Tushnet Wants Joe Biden to Become a Dictator."
Remind me again who the fascists are.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Vodkapundit: "Well, Biden Screwed Us Forever on Another Damn Thing."
The SPR was created under President Gerald Ford in 1975 following the 1973–1974 Arab oil embargo, which turned out to be just the first of that decade’s two major oil shocks. Set in massive salt caverns in Louisiana and Texas, the SPR was supposed to hold enough crude oil—714 million barrels— to help us weather any future embargo. While it was never large enough to do that for any significant time, the SPR’s very existence strengthened our geopolitical position versus some very nasty oil producers in places like Iran and Russia.
It took until about 2010—35 years!—to fill those reservoirs all the way up. It took Dementia Joe just two years to cut our reserves in half, down to levels not seen since 1983.
Check out this graph:
It's a good thing we're not going to war with Russia anytime soon.
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
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Saturday, July 15, 2023
Democracy dies in darkness, you know. Twitchy: "Charles C.W. Cooke UNLEASHES on Jen Rubin and 'The Washington Post' for fake news."
These mistakes only go in one direction.
Most analysts blame students’ dismal showing on the Covid-induced shutdowns that gripped public education in 2020 and 2021. The hysterical response to the pandemic certainly did damage. But, as Kevin Mahnken notes for The 74, the latest scores, which highlight long-term trends that extend back to the 1970s, “widen the aperture on the nation’s profound academic slump.” In doing so, the latest test serves “as a complement to the 2020 iteration of the same test, which showed that the math and English skills of 13-year-olds had noticeably eroded even before the emergence of COVID-19.”
Friday, July 14, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Was Hunter Biden in the area of the cubbies on Thursday and Friday?Note that they do not say he wasn't.Because he was.
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Character matters. Biden has none. As president, the man spends his days considering how he can mislead voters about his record, how he can get around the Constitution, and how he can demagogue the other branches. All that talk in 2020 about “the soul of America”? That was guff. Flotsam. Malarkey. There is nothing the man won’t lie about. He lies about inflation. He lies about gas prices. He lies about the deficit. He lies about the border. He lies about having been arrested for his civil-rights activism, and about having been raised by Puerto Ricans and Greeks and Jews, and about having traveled to Afghanistan to pin a Silver Star on a Navy hero, and about his son’s death, and about the crash that killed his first wife and baby daughter, and about the small kitchen fire that he had 15 years ago, which, in his inimitable style, he has managed to transmute into “having had a house burn down with my wife in it.”
Monday, July 10, 2023
All from this weekend.— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) July 10, 2023
They've activated the hive mind to finally take out this bumbling fool. pic.twitter.com/rr2H79ycV9
Sunday, July 09, 2023
Saturday, July 08, 2023
Thus you would be justified in coming to these dissents expecting to find brilliant insights into our legal system and constitutional order. If so, you will be greatly disappointed. There is nothing complicated about the thinking of a liberal Supreme Court justice. Each of these dissents follows the same rote formula: the heart of the opinion is an appeal to fear and/or guilt, completely divorced from anything about the law. The basic argument is that because of either some looming menace, or your sins, or both, you must cede infinite power to your betters to run things outside the constitutional order. The law? Somewhere in the thousands of statutes and precedents out there, or maybe just from our superior moral compass, we can find something to serve as a pretext to support our desired result. The desired result is always more power to the bureaucrats and/or liberal elites. QED.
Friday, July 07, 2023
Thursday, July 06, 2023
Is there any reason why the Biden administration would not want the person who brought the cocaine into the White House to be prosecuted? Because on Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wouldn’t answer that question.
We can think of one person who is a frequent visitor to the White House, whose name does not appear in the White House visitor logs, and who was, at one point in the not-too-distant past was “smoking crack every 15 minutes” and living with a serious addiction to cocaine. Even if this particular figure did not bring the cocaine, it is not hard to imagine a scenario where a relapsing addict wanted someone else to bring him drugs.And this is a person that the president would not want to see prosecuted.
Wednesday, July 05, 2023
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Monday, July 03, 2023
The U.S. has seen a sharp decline in the public’s confidence in the national government over the past couple of years. In 2020, almost half (46%) of U.S. adults expressed faith in their government, likely boosted by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.But after President Joe Biden took office, confidence in government slipped to 40% in 2021 and again to 31% in 2022. This is on par with the lowest rates of confidence measured in the U.S. government since Gallup started tracking it globally in 2006.
Obviously, if Joe Biden were a Republican, the whistleblowers’ claims would be front page news from now until Christmas. Reporters would be tripping over each other to get a story that could conceivably topple a president. But that’s not what we have here. It’s no mystery why.I’d love to live in a world without media bias. What a relief it would be to open my morning paper in full confidence that the news stories were playing it straight—no political bias, no partisan spin. I might even settle for having to guess which side the journalists were pulling for. But most of them make it perfectly clear.
Saturday, July 01, 2023
At this stage in his obvious mental decline, Biden can only manage about fifteen minutes of unscripted remarks before he slips into broken sentences, impossible to diagram, that meander between fond personal memories and aw shucks “it ain’t your father’s Republican Party” bullet points hammered so deeply into his psyche that he leans on them in moments of confusion.