Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Thanks, Liz!

You're doing God's work, just like when AOC killed the Amazon center in NYC.  Reason: "iRobot Lays Off 350 Employees as Amazon Kills Merger Elizabeth Warren Opposed" - "The robot vacuum company is based in Massachusetts, meaning some of the terminated employees are likely Warren's constituents."

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Poll numbers are in

City Journal: "Biden’s Border Catastrophe" - "The president’s recent pledge to “shut down” the border suggests that, if nothing else could, his political survival might finally motivate him to enforce the law."

The Commander-in-Chief, y'all

Hot Air: "NYT Analysis Exposes Biden Fecklessness"
The lede makes it blindingly obvious that Biden and his administration knew that American troops would get killed. Yet their responses to the nearly 200 attacks on Americans since 10/7 have been “carefully calibrated”–read weak–in the vain hope that showing restraint would somehow, magically, prevent the day that Americans would die from coming.
Don't worry: Joe is manning the White House Situation Room, conferring with key military advisors and....oh, never mind: "Biden to soak up sunshine and campaign cash in Florida trip." 

Monday, January 29, 2024

He's just really, really bad at his job

Legal Insurrection: "House Republicans Publish DHS Sec. Mayorkas Impeachment Articles."

Here we go in the new era of tit-for-tat impeachments.  I side with Jonathan Turley here:
“We know over the last, unfortunately, a number of years, impeachment is for treason or bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors,” Steve Doocy started the interview before asking, “Does Mr. Mayorkas, has he done any of those things yet?”

” I don’t think they have established any of those bases for impeachment,” Turley replied. “The fact is, impeachment is not for being a bad cabinet member or even a bad person. It is a very narrow standard.”

He then explained how the framers of the Constitution rejected terms like “maladministration” to avoid this very thing. “Past Congresses have recognized that there’s a danger to this once you cross the Rubicon and start to remove cabinet members because they’re not doing a good job.”
As Antonin Scalia was wont to say: if you don't like the direction of the government, there are legal and Constitutional remedies at hand.  In the case of homeland security, that solution is tough border security legislation and/or voting out the Administration that refuses to control the border.  

Sunday, January 28, 2024

"Joe Biden is a failed president"

Verdict: true.  The Messenger: "Biden Warns About Trump, But Here’s Why His Own Presidency Has Failed."

More and more, at every (rare) public appearance, I believe Biden will not be the Democrats' nominee.  His brain has turned to mush.  Dementia Joe has completely given up on press conferences, he rarely does interviews, and when he's at a public event he can only read off a teleprompter or his prepared text.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

TIL people still pay attention to Snopes

Twitchy: "Snopes Got Nuked So Hard for Their 'False' Rating About Biden's Hard Hat They Changed It to 'True'." 

Awfully quiet out there

Reason: "Yes, Biden Absolutely Told Coal Miners To Learn To Code - Where are the misinformation czars and the mainstream media fact-checkers now?"

It's really tiresome.  The media never learns.  The other day, the New York Times posted a story titled "The News About the News Business Is Getting Grimmer" in which they ascribed the decline in eyeballs to - among other things - "reader fatigue."

Word search hits on "bias": zero. 

Friday, January 26, 2024

Lawfare in our banana republic

Legal Insurrection:"E. Jean Carroll $83.3 Million in Defamation Case."

This is insanity: IIRC, there is no evidence that Trump and Carroll ever met.  This crazy verdict is bootstrapped off the original crazy verdict which would have been thrown out of any court outside of New York City.

But then I guess this is the new "Kavanaugh standard": if you're a Republican, you need to (somehow) prove the allegations against you didn't happen.

Thursday, January 25, 2024


PJ Media: "Fani Willis’s Alleged Collusion With Biden White House May Soon Be Exposed." 

In case you missed it, prosecutor Nathan Wade billed Georgia four-large for a "conf with White House counsel." 

Very banana republic.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

But I'm a Latina

Legal Insurrection: "Woke L.A. Times Columnist is Shown No Mercy After Announcing Her Layoff on Twitter/X" - “I’ve been laid off from my job as a columnist for the LA Times today, with 100 of my best colleagues. It’s a dark day. I was the only Latina columnist for the opinion desk. Trump is looming & I’m author of Hatemonger.”

Have you considered learning to code?  Useless journalist Jean Guerrero pictured below.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

This story is great

Red State: "Conservative Billionaire Buys Leftwing Newspaper and the First Meeting Goes As You Might Expect."

Plug this quote straight into my veins:
The print media is so left wing as to be meaningless dribble which accounts for why the industry is and will fade away. Just no credibility.
Now he's the boss.  According to the story, David Smith had a tense meeting with the staff of the Baltimore Sun, who wanted some insight on job security.  He should have just said: "L.A. Times." 

Monday, January 22, 2024

One-hundred percent accurate

The Left hates free speech and will stop at nothing to squelch Conservatives:

I've mentioned this before, but Reddit - in particular - is a cesspool of censorship where only viewpoints to the left of Bernie Sanders are allowed.  I've been permanently banned from several subreddits for the most petty and punitive reasons such as "posting two stories within an hour."  The last straw was this exchange that got me permanently banned from the r/Massachusetts subreddit:

That was the entire comment: "What is a woman?" clearly in response to an attack on rhetoric.

On some level, I understand because liberals just plain suck at debate.  You don't need to look much further than the recent "debate" between Brit commentator Douglas Murray and the Young Turks host Cenk Uygur over the Israel-Hamas war.  Here's the headline from the National Review but you really need to watch the whole video to taste the desperation in Uygur's flailing attacks: "Cenk Uygur Melts Down in Debate with Douglas Murray over Israel–Hamas War."

There's a reason that celebrity Leftists like Al Gore and Ibram Kendi (and, for that matter, Joe Biden) refuse to debate.  They want the spotlight, but don't want to be questioned or challenged.  Hence the bend towards censorship and the suppression of Conservative ideas in the mainstream media.

California slide

Outkick: "Oakland's only In-N-Out Burger is closing because Oakland is a hellhole dump full of crime and scumbags." 

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Green policies = poorer countries

Manhattan Contrarian: "Markers Along The Road To The Death Of Net Zero" - "Net zero may be dying, but so are the economies of the UK and Germany.  I just hope that the U.S. can be rescued in time."

Oh, I think Americans are getting the picture

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Friday, January 19, 2024

Sounds like a serious problem

Maybe we should do something.  Legal Insurrection: "Border Crisis: Denver Hospital System Might Collapse Due to Influx of Illegal Immigrants" - “What I think is not being said is that Denver Health is at a critical, critical point, and that we need to take this up in 2024. Because our costs exceed our revenues, we are turning down patients every day, particularly in the area of mental health and substance abuse.”

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Oh no, anyway

The Wrap: "LA Times Guild Calls Emergency Meeting as Layoffs Loom: ‘This Is the Big One’ - The newspaper intends to “imminently execute another major round of layoffs,” according to the bargaining committee."

Gosh, it's almost like trust in the media and financial solvency go hand-in-hand.

The lady vanishes

Red State: "Confused Joe Biden Has Another Concerning 'Where's Jackie?' Moment During North Carolina Speech." - "Biden's confusion over claiming he'd had a photo taken with a member of Congress who wasn't present during his trip was eerily reminiscent of a deeply disturbing moment in September 2022 when he called out for Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) during a White House hunger, nutrition, and health conference." 

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

I don't blame the Biden administration. I blame the media.

Federalist: "Biden Administration, Media Caught Lying After Blaming Recent Border Drownings On Texas." - "This is not the first time the administration tried to scapegoat boots on the ground at the border for a crisis Biden’s policies caused."

You know, I've pretty much stopped complaining about Karine Jean-Pierre because it's blindingly obvious that she's a diversity-hire airhead.  But today there was that rare moment (transcript pending) where she was asked about this obvious lie and she simply doubled-down.  

What's worse - in my opinion - is that KJP didn't hold the White House position by countering with any factual information.  Instead, she does what she always does when caught in a prevarication trap: repeat what she just said.  Her responses are so mind-numbingly repetitive that it's a wonder she doesn't hold up a tape recorder and replay comments from 20 seconds ago.

And the White House press corps just lets it go, over and over.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Mystery solved

NY Post editorial: "It’s the groceries, stupid: Why the pundits are puzzled by Biden’s putrid polls." 

It's not working, Dems

Victor Davis Hanson: "Lawfare Against Trump Is Running Out of Gas - Prosecutors are discovering that the more they seek to rush to judgment before the election and gag Trump from speaking publicly about these proceedings, the more he rises in the polls."

Trump's strength in Iowa surprised many with some of them driven to tears.  

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Spoken like a true limousine liberal

Maureen Dowd has an article in the NY Times about Trump that is so cookie-cutter she might have filled it in like a Mad Libs.  How many trees have been cut down for articles about Trump's mean tweets?  Is there anybody in America who hasn't internalized this same lament since 2015?

The mainstream media is packed full of the privileged elite like Dowd who shop at Zabar's and Whole Foods, all the while wondering why the great unwashed gravitate towards Trump.  Like somebody said: if you keep calling the guy who wants to shut down the border a "fascist" - guess what - Americans are going to vote for the fascist.

The press is entirely populated by Pauline Kaels who once said: "I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don't know. They're outside my ken. But sometimes when I'm in a theater I can feel them." 

Saturday, January 13, 2024

A break from his grueling schedule

Twitchy: "President Biden Is Off Again for a Weekend at Camp David." 

Know thine enemy

Bastiat's Window: "Don’t Cut the Rattle off the Rattlesnake - Limits on Free Speech Are More Dangerous for You than They Are for the Snakes"

Really good article that aligns with my take on free speech.  The William Shockley anecdote is particularly apt. 

Inflation forever

To paraphrase Elvis: we're caught in a (debt) trap and can't walk out.

Reason: "The Fiscal Hawks Were Right About Debt and Interest Rates - Rosy fiscal expectations based on eternally low interest rates have proven dangerously wrong."
That brings us back to where we started. For decades, Washington has spent money it didn't have on entitlement programs that benefit the relatively old and rich. They have picked up the pace of spending in recent years, encouraged by economists and pundits who claimed that interest rates would always stay low and that the insatiable appetite for U.S. government debt would not end anytime soon.

You don't have to be ideologically committed to a smaller government to understand that this was a risky bet. Rates are up, and people aren't as eager to buy U.S. debt at the current price, especially since there is much more to come. So we're probably in for more rate hikes and higher interest payments, and we may get more inflation. I don't know where that will end, but I do know that all this was utterly predictable—and that the blame rests not just on lawmakers' failure to tend to the country's fiscal health, but on those who made up dubious economic theories to facilitate their fiscal delinquency.
The siren song of cheap money was too alluring for Washington, where the easiest course of action is to pass the buck to the next generation.  But now that debt over 100% GDP is going to press down on growth (see: Japan) and the U.S. has to pump interest rates to sell bonds, devaluing the dollar through inflation is really the only tool left. 

Thursday, January 11, 2024

The invisible man

Daily Caller: "Doocy Asks Jean-Pierre Why Biden Has ‘Been Kept From Public View’ For Multiple Days" - "The president has not held a single public event at the White House in the new year and has gone three days without making any public appearances." 

The gaslighting team

Federalist: "Media Downplay Yet Another Inflation Hike To Cover Democrats’ Economic Incompetence"
When outlets question why Americans are “unusually down on a solid economy,” they prove their culpability in a giant scheme to cover up Biden’s terrible economic track record.

To the media, there is no world in which Americans can reasonably feel bad about the “strong US economy” because corporate media take the “strong US economy” talking points the White House feeds them as truth. When polls, data, and their own grocery bills say something different, they willfully turn a blind eye and lie to save face.

Make no mistake: the months and months of reports insisting that inflation is no big deal and Americans are stupid for complaining about rising prices are part of the propaganda press’ 2024 elections strategy to keep Democrats in power. Leftist media’s insistence on telling Americans what they see isn’t real only further erodes its rock-bottom credibility.
The media continues its downward spiral.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

It's a mystery

Here's the headline of a story over at the Boston Globe today: "Fourth Walgreens to close in a predominantly Black and Latino Boston neighborhood in about a year, raising equity concerns." 

Since it's the Boston Globe, a mainstay of the mainstream media, where only the NARRATIVE may be allowed you'll be surprised by this factoid: the word "shoplifting" appears absolutely nowhere in the story.  It's only hinted in this short paragraph:
In many cases, longtime customers learned of the coming closures only after they encountered barren shelves, and thought enough to ask why.
Golly, why are the shelves barren?  The Boston Globe knows why: racism. 

Shut up, Chuck Todd, you're a moron

Twitchy: "Chuck Todd Ponders How Liz Cheney Could Channel Her Influence and 'Credibility With the Right'."  

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Sex, lies, and coordination

PJ Media: "Looks Like the Georgia RICO Case Against Trump Just Imploded."
While the sexy bits alone are enough to disqualify both Willis and Wade from pursuing the case, the pair are alleged to have made plenty of other missteps in their power-mad pig-pile on the former president. For one thing, there was apparently improper coordination between the DA's office and Joe Biden's White House. 
Improper coordination?  Where have I heard that before?  "Biden staffers met with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s aides before Trump indictment." 

It's all in the name of democracy, ya know.

Monday, January 08, 2024

Here we go

Here come the trial balloons to keep Dementia Joe in the basement: "Biden Allies Start Talking about Skipping Debates in the Fall"
We keep getting told that 81-year-old Joe Biden is in fine shape and that he can easily perform his duties in one of the most difficult jobs in the world until he is 86. And yet, Biden’s public schedule is particularly light, he rarely does sit-down interviews anymore, he disappears for long stretches, he needs a day or two to recover from foreign trips, and his closest allies are looking for an excuse to cancel any presidential debates.
It's been over a year since Dementia Joe has given a formal press conference.  You know, the kind where he doesn't get the questions in advance

Sunday, January 07, 2024


PJ Media: "Defense Secretary Austin Scandal Is Even Worse Than We Thought."

When I'm late for work by an hour, I start getting texts and calls.  The head of the military and 6th in line to the Presidency was missing for four days and nobody asked "hey, where's Austin?"  

Saturday, January 06, 2024

Keep it up, media chumps

Sasha Stone: "January 6th and How the Press Became the "Enemy of the American People" - "In their war on Trump, the press did the bidding of the Democratic Party, lost the story and lost their way." 

Losing $100 million a year

Red State: "The Washington Post Is in Full-Scale Collapse"
As to the reasons behind this precipitous fall, I think they are fairly obvious. Nothing the Post produces is worthwhile. Their columnists are boring parrots who all say the same thing, levying the same boring attacks they were levying nearly a decade ago. Even a dyed-in-the-wool liberal can only take so many Jennifer Rubin columns claiming the end is nigh for the nation because Republicans get to vote. 
I complain about the bias of the mainstream media constantly but even the collapse of their business won't penetrate their bubble and force some self-reflection.  How much longer will Bezos dump money into this failing business?

In other news, I'm happy to see that Republicans are increasingly pushing back on the liberal press.  They are the enemy and should be treated as such. 

Back on vacation

After 13 days of vacation in Camp David and St. Croix, Dementia Joe gave his largely-ignored speech yesterday.  Then he headed back to Delaware for another weekend off.

Must be nice.

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Who can keep up with Dynamo Joe?

Did you have to head back to work this week?  Not so much for Dementia Joe: "President Biden Has Had No Public Events Since December 22."

Yes, everyone’s schedule slows down a bit around the holidays, but Biden hasn’t made any public comments, taken any questions, or otherwise interacted with anyone in public in 13 days. That period includes a four-day stay at Camp David and a six-day Christmas vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ah, but if you never take a question, you can't be asked about American hostages in Gaza or the national debt hitting $34 trillion or Hunter Biden ducking a Congressional subpoena.  Those are questions unrelated to ice cream.

One thing I like about the Biden years is all the unity

Red State: "Biden's New Ridiculous Campaign Ad Is Just Hillary Clinton's 'Deplorables' 2.0."

Honestly, this is all his campaign has: they can't run on the economy, immigration, foreign affairs, the national debt, or almost anything of concern to most Americans.  You really need to pity the people working on Dementia Joe's campaign.

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

That's (D)ifferent

Federalist: "Joe Biden Apparently Helped Hunter Defy A Subpoena, So Why Is Trump The One Charged With Obstructing Justice?" - "The level of projection at play with this administration would be hilarious if it weren’t so damaging to our country." 

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Not a word about the plagiarism

Claudine Gay had a chance to take responsibility for her actions and accept the suitable consequences.  She chose not to: "Claudine Gay's Resignation Letter Is Exactly What You'd Expect." 

Monday, January 01, 2024

YOLO = You only lawfare once

Reason: "Who Decides Whether Trump Can Run, and What Sort of Evidence Suffices? - Letting state officials determine whether a candidate has "engaged in insurrection" opens a huge can of worms."

Hamas leader takes a dirt nap

Fox News: "IDF confirms troops killed Hamas leader involved in Oct. 7 attack - Adil Mismah was allegedly killed in an airstrike conducted by the Israeli Air Force." 

A feel-good story to start out the year

USA Today: "A fraying coalition: Black, Hispanic, young voters abandon Biden as election year begins" - "In a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, Biden's failure to consolidate his victorious 2020 support has left him narrowly trailing Trump."
President Joe Biden heads into the election year showing alarming weakness among stalwarts of the Democratic base, with Donald Trump leading among Hispanic voters and young people. One in 5 Black voters now say they'll support a third-party candidate in November.
"Alarming weakness" perfectly describes Dementia Joe.  He likes ice cream.