Sunday, June 30, 2024

Ignore Biden like the Borg

In the Star Trek universe, there is a species known as The Borg.  A collective hive mind, the members of the Borg will not react to anybody or anything unless they consider them a threat.  Thus there are several episodes where the Star Trek: TNG characters will board the Borg ship and none of the Borg drones react until they consider something a danger.

Republicans should now ignore Biden like the Borg.  Biden is no longer a threat.

In fact, we should amplify the support of politicians like Senator Chris Coons and Governor Wes Moore.  Biden is the best!  Keep going, buddy, you're doing great.

Borg collective: "Biden is sharp and engaged...behind closed doors.  Also: resistance is futile."


NY Post: "Biden claims at posh NJ fundraiser that his debate debacle impressed undecided voters."

He's staying in the race, folks.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

The Torricelli switcheroo

Federalist: "Can Democrats Just Dump Biden And Move On? It’s Not That Simple."

Mostly because of Kamala.  

Won't work anymore

Washington Free Beacon: "The Gaslighting of the American Public." - "Believe it or not, some of us were not actually surprised by President Joe Biden’s catastrophe of a debate performance." 

Friday, June 28, 2024

Everybody knows

For years - years! - I've been complaining about the mainstream media's long march away from fairness and objectivity.  Last night's debate exposed the media as hopeless shills for the Democrats, covering up Biden's infirmities, because Orange Man Bad.  The media's downfall is condign punishment.

Here's Bari Weiss: "They Knew"
The debate was not just a catastrophe for President Biden. And boy—oy—was it ever.

But it was more than that. It was a catastrophe for an entire class of experts, journalists, and pundits, who have, since 2020, insisted that Biden was sharp as a tack, on top of his game, basically doing handstands while peppering his staff with tough questions about care for migrant children and aid to Ukraine.

Anyone who committed the sin of using their own eyes on the 46th president was accused, variously, of being Trumpers; MAGA cult members who don’t want American democracy to survive; ageists; or just dummies easily duped by “disinformation,” “misinformation,” “fake news,” and, most recently, “cheapfakes.”
Ah, yes, the "cheap fakes."  That's the last time we'll hear that phrase since Americans saw the debate video with their own eyes.  All the media's so-called integrity is now blown to hell:
The lies won’t work anymore. Biden’s dementia isn’t a “cheap fake.” It’s not “misinformation.” Last night the sad truth was plain to see, live on national television.

Now our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press have no choice but to say the same thing the Republicans have been saying for four years, without ever admitting that their bitterest enemies were right.
Biden is done and he's taken the media down with him.  

It's been a glorious 24 hours if you're a conservative (like me) who has been seething at the chummy and mutual behavior of the Democrats and the media.  "I told you so" isn't enough.  Trump Derangement Syndrome has destroyed both Biden and the media and now everybody knows.

Thursday, June 27, 2024


So I was wrong about Biden debating but was OH SO RIGHT why he shouldn't have.

I can't stay up (gotta work tomorrow) but watch the prediction markets.  Trump is currently +18 on the betting odds and by tomorrow it will be +48.

Well, I was wrong wrong WRONG

Barring some last minute surprise, it looks like Dementia Joe will join the debate tonight.  I guess he invested a full week to debate prep, so he's going through with it.

I can't remember the last time he was without a teleprompter, a binder, or notecards so it's going to be interesting to see how he functions without them.

That's all.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

You know that's gotta hurt

The Hill: "Swing-state ‘deciders’ trust Trump more than Biden to protect democracy: Poll"
Voters in key states who will likely decide the election trust former President Trump more than President Biden to handle threats to democracy, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The poll, conducted by The Washington Post/Schar School, surveyed voters across six swing states and identified a subgroup of respondents labeled as “deciders.” It found that 38 percent of “deciders” said Trump would do a better job of handling threats of democracy to the U.S., while 29 percent said Biden and 23 percent said neither.
Good gravy.  The Biden campaign has gone all-in on the January 6th/Grave Threat to Democracy narrative and Americans just aren't buying it. 

I'm just spitballing here but maybe turning the country into a banana republic with Soviet show trials for invented charges that have never been used before was a bad idea.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

No s--t, Sherlock

CNN: "Outside advisers urging Biden team to focus on Trump – not first-term record."
Several top Democrats have issued stark warnings to President Joe Biden’s camp, urging them to spend more time going directly after former President Donald Trump and less time – if any – pointing to the president’s policy record.

The reason is simple: Talking about Biden’s policy achievements is not resonating with voters.

“He wants the credit, but it’s not working,” one top Democrat, who recently shared these concerns with the campaign, said of Biden. “He needs to stop.”
I simply refuse to believe this debate is going forward.  There's going to be a sudden "international crisis" or some other such excuse to keep Dementia Joe off the stage.  

Put aside Biden's mental infirmity and his deep reliance on notecards and teleprompters.  He has two choices in this debate, neither one of them good: 1) gaslight on his record or 2) go after Bad Orange Man.  Who in America has not heard this latter drumbeat for nine years now?  There's zero evidence that the "convicted felon" mantra has or will move the needle.

The Biden camp seems to be congealing around the slogan that "Biden is for you while Trump is just for himself."  I don't see how this moves Americans who are beset by inflation and illegal immigration, wishing for the days when the world wasn't on fire.

Unconstitutional bribery

Hot Air: "Double Blow to Biden's Unconstitutional Student Loan Forgiveness Scheme"
Biden knows his blatant sop to young voters in an election year is unconstitutional. He brags about working around the Supreme Court's ruling against it. Biden is transferring student debt repayments from students who took out the loans to taxpayers. The loan debt doesn't magically disappear. Ordinary taxpayers are on the hook.
It appears we're now in a loop where Biden ignores the law and then courts have to issue new rulings to shut down the latest iteration of his illegal scheme.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Inside Out 2 = great movie!

Outkick: "Disney Actually Released A Non-Woke Kids Movie, And It’s Doing Well Financially."

I went to the movies this weekend for the first time since "The Holdovers" to see Pixar's latest "Inside Out 2."  Great time.  Without giving too much away, our beloved Riley is now 13 and puberty has brought on a whole range of new emotions, mostly Anxiety.  You care about Riley as a character and you care about the characters inside of Riley, especially Joy who has to face up to the reality of growing up.

Pro-tip: stay until the very end for the post-credits scene.  Four stars.

Why are you swinging your arms like that, Riley?!?  Sheesh.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

The media runs with White House talking points

Independent Journal Review: "CBS News Issues Update After Getting Called Out for Falsely Labeling Video of Biden ‘Digitally Altered’."

CBS "News" went all-in on the "cheap fake!" characterization preferred by Biden's White House until people looked at the video and said "what is fake?"

This is the Biden's campaign's new strategy: don't believe your lying eyes.  

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Too late, they realized their mistake

The gaslighting isn't working

Hot Air: "NY Times Readers Aren't Buying the Democratic Talking Point About 'Cheap Fake" Videos."

Friday, June 21, 2024

Lawfare in America

Excellent article here from WSJ: "Why Republicans Don’t Abandon ‘Felon’ Trump - They see the Democrats’ political use of the justice system as a more serious threat to democracy."

This is me:
Many Republicans who have never been Trump supporters—who are disgusted by his personal immorality, appalled by his inflammatory and often uninformed rhetoric, and unconvinced by his claims that the 2020 election was stolen—believe that Democratic prosecutors are waging lawfare against Mr. Trump. Many Republicans who condemned his part in the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol and thought he should have been impeached and convicted for it now consider the legal crusade against Mr. Trump to be as threatening to democracy as what happened that day. Democrats need to understand why.
In 2016, I voted for Marco Rubio in the primary and saw certain defeat with Trump who - at the time - I did not consider to be a real Republican.  Now I'm all-in on MAGA because this banana republic B.S. cannot profit.
Using the criminal-justice system to handicap the opposing political party is a deep-dyed violation of democratic norms—something we expect from authoritarian regimes, not in a mature, well-functioning democracy. This isn’t to say that members of the opposing party ought to be exempt from prosecution, but any such prosecution should be for real crimes that would be brought against defendants of either party. If Democrats want to be taken seriously when they claim to be defending democracy, they should take a long, hard look in the mirror and see the damage they are doing.
As detailed in the article, the prosecutors couldn't find a direct crime so they had to invent one just for Trump and Trump alone.  The Democrats were warned this lawfare would elect Trump and that's exactly what's happening.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Democrats in a nutshell

The Corner: "Ben Kamens Is a Perfect Spokesman for the Democratic Party"
Just got a call to let me know my student debt has been canceled. This is why elections matter. Thanks @JoeBiden.”

Ben Kamens, the communications director for Representative Marcy Kaptur (D., Ohio), posted that on X today. It included a picture of the letter he received from Nelnet, the company that serviced his student loans. The letter begins, “Congratulations! The Biden-Harris administration has forgiven your federal student loan(s) listed below with Nelnet in full.”

Kamens’s two loans were taken out in 2010. The original principal balances were $2,750 and $5,500. Again, he posted this on X for the entire world to see.

As the text of his message demonstrates, he’s not the least bit ashamed about the fact that he, a grown man and college graduate with a full-time job, was apparently unable to repay debt with a principal of $8,250 over a span of 14 years.

Whenever Republicans pass a tax cut, Democrats scream that letting Americans keep more of their own money "wasn't paid for."  Well, this little defiance of the Supreme Court isn't paid for.  I'm sure the mainstream media will be all over this.

Extra - Freeloader Ben has been having a good time spending money.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Biden won't debate

Here's your regular update.  PJ Media: "The Media Knows Biden Will Lose the Debate With Trump."

MSNBC - naturally - is making pre-emptive excuses:
Can anyone explain how Joe Biden, whose campaign set the terms of the debate, is at a structural disadvantage? The rules they proposed — which Trump agreed to — were designed to benefit Joe Biden, yet Wagner feels the need to preemptively make excuses for Biden’s anticipated poor performance. Not only will there be no audience present, but there will be no opening statements, microphones will be muted when it’s not the candidate’s turn, and it will be just one hour, not the usual 90 minutes. 
The media is desperate.  They know what's coming.  Biden's biggest mistake was agreeing to no pre-written notes and he simply cannot function without them.

Nobody cares

Hot Air: "CBO: National Debt Will Pass $50 Trillion in 10 Years."

The national debt is an abstract that currently affects nobody and nobody will care until it becomes an intractable problem, whereupon it will be too late to stop Frankenstein's monster.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

"The media gaslighting is embarrassing."

Federalist: "Stop Trying To Convince Me Joe Biden Isn’t A Confused, Doddering Old Man." 

Another executive action on immigration

Dementia Joe lets his executive action pen go wild whenever it comes to letting more illegals into the country but - gosh darn it - he just can't do anything at all to enforce the law unless Donald Trump says so.

The amnesty the White House announced today is simply the latest — and maybe not even the largest — of its many unilateral decrees legalizing and/or letting into the country individuals who have no right to be in the United States. 
Just like Biden's YOLO student loan forgiveness scheme, I hope Democrats remember this latest perversion of the law when Trump is back in office.  Anything goes, man: you opened the door.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Imagine believing this

Twitchy: "Yeah, Go With THAT Strategy: Axios Says Hollywood Stars Could Be the Key to Biden's Campaign."

In case you hadn't noticed, the producers of the Academy Awards had to tell actors to STFU because Americans were tired of being lectured to by Hollywood phonies.

Hey, how's the box office lately?  Have you considered making another "strong girlboss" movie?

Saturday, June 15, 2024

NYT is gonna NYT

Which means: simping for Democrats.  Althouse: "The Biden campaign is a disaster and this is what the NY Times dredges up?"
This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen in The New York Times.
Competition is fierce!

Time to recalibrate the "battleground states"

Red State: "Shock Polls: Trump Edges Biden in Two Blue States That Haven't Gone With the GOP for President in Decades"

Those states are Virginia and Minnesota.  

Real Clear Polling has a running update of seven battleground states but - let's face it - four of them are going to Trump.  (Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina and Georgia.)  The battleground has shifted.  Time to add Virginia, Minnesota, and how about Maine

Friday, June 14, 2024

Joe ain't got no rizz

Ace: "NYT: Biden Is Trying to Get TikTokers and "Influencers" on His Side But They Don't Trust Him and Think He's Cringe"

The subtext of this story is that, denials notwithstanding, the Biden campaign is paying influencers to shill for Uncle Joe.

The slightest of pushbacks

PJ Media: "Even the WH Correspondents’ Association Is Sick and Tired of Biden's Press Conference 'Rules'."
She concluded the statement with what sounds like a barb at Biden: “WHCA would welcome more opportunities to pose a range of questions to the president in a press conference setting.”

It's telling that even the more sycophantic press members see fit to push back against the "rules" that Biden insists govern his press conferences. It makes one wonder if they're beginning to get tired of his shtick, too.
Maybe!  But you ain't gonna get that press conference.  Also: Biden won't debate.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Sweden leads the way for Europe

Wall Street Journal: "Europe Follows Sweden in Tilting to the Populist Right - The new right’s success has alerted liberals to the threat to social cohesion from mass immigration."

Wonder why the immigrant backlash started in Sweden?  Probably all the grenade attacks: "Sweden’s new normal: Bombs in the suburbs on a weeknight.

Nothing will happen

He's a Democrat.  Fox News: "House votes to hold Garland in contempt, refer him for criminal charges at own DOJ" - "Republicans went after Garland for not handing over the Hur-Biden audio tapes."

Monday, June 10, 2024

Have you considered calling them "racist"?

Ace: ""Far-Right" Parties Make Big GAINZZZ in European Parliament and the Leftwing Media Is Angry."

No kidding.  The hyperventilation on NPR this afternoon was something else.  Positively apocalyptic.  Whelp, you didn't want to protect the borders and this is whatcha got, Europe.

More insight from the Paper of Record:

Sunday, June 09, 2024

The threats to democracy are coming from inside the house

Jonathan Turley: "Can democracy survive the ‘defenders of democracy’?" - "The most obvious threats today to the democratic system are coming from the left, not the right." 

The NY Times suddenly decides to do its job

NY Times: "Biden Loves to Tell Tall Tales. We Cut Them Down to Size. - By President Biden’s account, he was a fierce civil rights activist in his youth, had an uncle who fell prey to cannibals and used to drive an 18-wheeler."

The cynic in me suggests this is a way for the Times to get this out well before the election so they can claim they covered Biden's perpetual lies like an honest newspaper.

Saturday, June 08, 2024

I was fooled. Not.

At this event dubbed "remarks to the press," Dementia Joe read directly off his laminated binder, barely looking up, then bid a hasty retreat.  It is so very rare when he has an unscripted event and when he does (like the CNN interview), it's a disaster. 

This is interesting

Wall Street Journal: "Wall Street Moves to Texas - Financial firms want competition for the NYSE and Nasdaq." - "New York politicians, watch out. A new stock exchange based in Texas could soon challenge Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange—and the Empire State’s status as America’s financial capital."

Population, business, and now finance seems to be gravitating towards the red states. 

We found the collusion in Washington

Victor Davis Hanson: "Dems, media fool no one: White House is knee-deep in Trump prosecutions." 

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

"The game is up"

I've written about the crisis at the Washington Post but Ace (unsurprisingly) has a much funnier take:
Listen to this guy's answer. It's an energizing spa day for your boner.
"Don't we need our brilliant social journalists and service journalists as embedded in our core product to make sure that people are actually reading the thing that's out at the center of the mission of the Washington Post?" one staffer asked, to which Lewis replied, "You haven't done it. I've listened to the platitudes. Honestly, it's just not happening."
I love how this person used such flowery and woke language in xir's question and the publisher responded: "No, you suck." 

Biden won't debate

Zero point zero chance of it happening.

Jim Geraghty condenses the article here: "What Did the President Know, and How Long Did He Remember It?"
On the menu today: Way back in June 2022, I wrote, “I think the single most predictable ‘bombshell’ of the coming years is that sometime in 2025, someone like Bob Woodward or Robert Costa will publish a book with a title like Perpetual Crisis: Inside the Biden White House, and we will ‘learn’ something like, ‘the president’s official health report said he was in fine shape for his age. But behind the scenes, Jill Biden, Ron Klain, and Susan Rice were deeply concerned the president’s health was rapidly declining, and that he would soon be unable to perform his duties.’” This morning, the Wall Street Journal takes us another half-step toward that minimally shocking revelation, interviewing more than 45 sources and offering a grim portrait of President Biden behind the scenes: forgetful, mumbling, increasingly reliant on notes to remember basic facts, and seemingly oblivious to his own administration’s policies and decisions. 
I don't mean to keep harping on this sick man, but he brings it on himself with his unearned self-regard and the contempt he pours upon half the country. 

Historic figure Karine Jean-Pierre will be out soon repeating the story about how she can't keep up with Dynamo Joe...behind closed doors:

Good Lord, Morning Joe, have a soupcon of respect for yourself. 

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

The failing media has its priorities

Outkick: "Washington Post Is Failing But Some Staffers Are Only Concerned With Diversity."

After losing half their readership and $77 million over the past three years, the Washington Post replaced their diversity hire with a bunch of white guys.  The newsroom was not amused

Dementia Joe speaks to Time magazine

Here's the transcript from Time.  It was another train wreck full of non-sequiturs, (unintelligible) moments, and outright lies - so many that Time felt obliged to include a fact-check.

What's striking about this interview is how Biden falls back onto the same lines and tropes, without deviation, that he's been using for three years.  For example:
"And what do you say to Americans who are worried about [your age]?"

Biden: Watch me. Look, name me a president that’s gotten as much done as I've gotten done in my first three and a half years. When all of you wrote in Time magazine I couldn't get any of it done.
OMG, the "watch me" thing again?  Yeah, we've been watching Joe.  Also, the interview is dotted with misremembered history to provide the basis for a humblebrag moment.  Everybody doubted the great Joe Biden and he proved them wrong!  His invented stories about European leaders insisting he must win is part of the same mythology.

Don't change a thing, Joey.  You're doing great.

Monday, June 03, 2024

The media is trash

I guess the disembodied knife just "went in" to this policeman.

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Biden won't debate

Hot Air: "Why Joe Biden's Hur Interview Recording Was Hidden."
So why would this transcript be altered in that fashion? That much should be obvious. It's the same reason that Biden is refusing to allow the recording to be made public. The removal of awkward pauses ("uh... um") and repeated words ("and... and") makes Biden sound less like a cognitive mess. If he started rambling and losing the thread in the middle of the unscripted interview, that would look even worse as he pursues his reelection bid. Having an audio tape floating around in the media could be politically toxic.
Those cognitive deficits won't disappear in a debate and will probably be exacerbated.  This is why Dementia Joe gives so few media interviews and no press conferences.  He won't debate.