with Joe’s Dementia 1 reply
Many Americans seem to have understandably concluded that Joe Biden has dementia based on his very public displays of confusion, aphasia, and incoherence. (snip) Joe Biden is presenting exactly as my father did in the early stages — right down to the vacant look in his eyes. (snip) As the disease grabs hold of one’s faculties, men like Biden and my father continue to view themselves as experienced executives — in control, commanding, and coherent; holding court as the family patriarch; the old dude who’s seen it all. They don’t doubt their ability
Even before the Democrat presidential candidate, Joe Biden, named his choice for vice president, a group of Democrat Party activists released an unprecedented document outlining their “rules” for how the media could address issues surrounding the woman Biden ultimately chose. These guidelines made it abundantly clear that the media were “required” to handle Biden’s choice with kid gloves. (snip) She has three strikes against her that are a death knell for her prospects. There is no way, after these strikes, she should be anywhere near a heartbeat or a brain flare away from the presidency of America.
advice to Kamala 11 replies
It’s no secret that Kamala Harris got a leg up in California politics because she dated Willie Brown. (snip) why is Willie Brown, one of the smartest people in politics, warning Kamala away from the vice presidency? Willie Brown is doing so because he knows that Franklin Roosevelt was the only vice-presidential candidate on a ticket that failed to have later gone on to win the White House. Roosevelt was the Democrat candidate for vice president in 1920 when Warren G. Harding ran on a “return to normalcy.” Roosevelt eventually won the presidency in 1932. Other than FDR, being a losing vice presidential candidate is political death.
In reading George Will’s recent column (“The Difference between Trumpism and fascism”), I was struck by a few things: his elitist anti-Trump tone, his denigration of the President’s supporters and his lack of understanding of Donald Trump’s appeal. The thing which struck me most, however, was not a failure to know the past, but his inability to apply the lessons of history to the present. He recites the basics of the history of fascism while completely missing how that history applies to the current situation.
Foot Take on COVID-19 3 replies
The mission of public health is to recommend policies and utilize procedures to ensure the health of a population and keep leaders from getting fired — or voted out of office. Ensuring a thriving economy and environment free of violence is the responsibility of civilian government authorities. This clearly implies that public health recommendations and policies are inherently political, and we are living with the repercussions of this (snip) Why have the political/public health calculations of infringing on freedom changed so dramatically? The institutions that protect constitutional freedoms are severely damaged.
like ‘influencer.’ Then her Antifa
booking photo got out 11 replies
Social media presents all sorts of problems, one of which is people deceptively presenting themselves for applause and profit. Turns out a wokester would-be Kardashian among this set, who’d presented herself as a rarified Calabasas-style sylph, of smooth complexion and long false eyelashes, is actually a puffy-faced gal who looks a helluva lot older than even her actual age of 39 (snip) Simona Andrea Arteaga, 39, an “equity & inclusion advocate” & social media model, was arrested at the violent #antifa protest in Portland on 11 Aug. She’s charged w/felony assault & more. Photo on left is from FB. Photo on right is booking photo.
are things worse than Trump 12 replies
There are three groups of people that will vote for Trump: Those who supported Trump in 2016; those who have come to support Trump; and those who are so frightened of Biden and the Democrats that they’ll do anything to see Trump win. (snip) In an op-ed for CNN that must have terrified Democrats, Rich Thau, who runs the Swing Voter Project, wrote about the normal, fairly apolitical, people who benefitted from the Trump boom. The majority of these swing voters, he said, want Trump (snip) Swing voters, says Thau, have watched the Democrats’ over-the-top response to the virus
all stops to avoid responsibility
on NY’s massive COVID
nursing home death count 21 replies
Andrew Cuomo’s got a load of nerve. Imagine being one of the relatives of the thousands of elderly nursing home residents who died as a result of their residences becoming sealed incumbators for COVID, which Andrew Cuomo literally ordered. (snip) Yet here we have it, Cuomo saying he won’t allow an independent investigation as to why he ordered this on March 25: “I think you’d have to be blind to think it’s not political,” he said. “Just look at where it comes from and look at the sources and look at their political affiliation.” Which is absolute rubbish — the New York Post reports that legislators from all parties are demanding it.
Sweden Was Right,
and We Were Wrong 20 replies
In life, we encounter things which may work in theory, but not in practice. Communism is famously one of those things. Time travel is another. With any luck, Americans will soon come to realize that strict social distancing, economic lockdowns, and mask-wearing all belong in that category of supposedly sound ideas that simply don’t work in reality. For evidence, let’s look to Sweden. As Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, an ER doctor at a hospital in Stockholm, writes on his blog, “COVID is over in Sweden. People have gone back to their normal lives and barely anyone is getting infected anymore.”
$17 million doesn’t buy much
protection from the mobs 13 replies
Nobody has benefitted more from the riots destroying retail stores in major cities than Amazon, which has seen the bricks and mortar competition shrinking even faster than before. And the company, founded by Jeff Bezos, has not been shy about donating $10 million to “organizations supporting justice and equity,” and subsequently increasing the total to $17 million by matching employee donations. If Bezos thought that such virtue signaling would buy immunity for his Amazon empire from the mobs, he was mistaken. Less than 2 hours ago, Andy Ngo posted video of a Seattle mob attacking an Amazon-owned Whole Foods retail outlet
are fighting back 13 replies
One of the points I’ve made to anyone who will listen is that the Antifa and Black Lives Matter insanity we’re seeing is a purely leftist phenomenon. (snip) The latest resurgence of the American spirit took place in Fort Collins, Colorado. Although some of the facts around this event are contested, there are a few clear things. On Saturday, hundreds of people attended a “Back the Blue” rally to support their local police. Black-clad people, whose clothes identified them as Antifa, showed up as a counter-protest. Their presence did not sit well with some of the attendees at the pro-police rally.
run erased from memory at
the New York Times 12 replies
Hillary Clinton’s loss of the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump was so traumatic for members of the Democrat elite that a form of PTSD appears to have taken hold, relegating all memory of the candidacy itself to amnesia. That’s the only plausible explanation for a stunning column published by one of the paper’s stars, Maureen Dowd, and then excerpted in a tweet, completely relegating the Clinton-Kaine ticket to the memory hole. (snip) She let them down so badly that she is, in effect, a nonperson, like one of Stalin’s purged officials, someone who never existed at all.