16 thoughts on “News/Politics 12-10-21

  1. Make no mistake, this happened in Mexico, but Joe Biden’s open borders built this.

    Just more blood on Joe’s hands.

    “53 migrants dead, 54 injured in truck crash in south Mexico”

    https://news.yahoo.com/49-migrants-dead-dozens-hurt-234417909.html

    “A cargo truck jammed with people who appeared to be Central American migrants rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge over a highway in southern Mexico on Thursday, killing at least 53 people and injuring dozens more, authorities reported.

    The federal Attorney General’s Office said the preliminary estimate lists 53 dead, with three of the injured in critical condition.

    Luis Manuel Moreno, the head of the Chiapas state civil defense office, said about 21 of the injured had serious wounds and were taken to local hospitals.

    The crash occurred on a highway leading toward the Chiapas state capital. Photos from the scene showed victims strewn across the pavement and inside the truck’s freight compartment.

    Video footage showed the dead and injured migrants jumbled into a pile inside the collapsed freight container, with some struggling to extract themselves from the weight of bodies piled atop them.

    Later, rescue workers arranged the dead in rows of white sheets, side by side, on the asphalt.

    The victims appeared to be immigrants from Central America, though their nationalities had not yet been confirmed. Moreno reported that some of the survivors said they were from the neighboring country of Guatemala.

    Sitting on the pavement beside the overturned trailer, survivor Celso Pacheco of Guatemala said the truck felt like it was speeding and then seemed to lose control under the weight of the migrants inside.

    Pacheco said there were migrants from Guatemala and Honduras aboard and estimated there were eight to 10 young children. He said he was trying to reach the United States, but now he expected to be deported to Guatemala.”

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  2. Message received. The media is always compliant for Democrats.

    “White House ‘Working Behind Scenes’ With Media To Get Positive Coverage: Report”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/white-house-working-behind-scenes-with-media-to-get-positive-coverage-report

    “Officials in the Biden administration have been “secretly begging” news organizations to deliver “favorable” coverage to the president, according to a new report.

    The administration is “not happy” with endless news reports detailing supply-chain problems, soaring inflation and other woes and “has been working behind the scenes trying to reshape coverage in its favor,” CNN’s Reliable Sources said, according to the New York Post.

    The report also says senior White House and administration officials “have been briefing major newsrooms over the past week.” Leading the meetings are National Economic Council deputy directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, as well as ports envoy John Porcari, CNN reporter Oliver Darcy wrote in a newsletter.

    “I’m told the conversations have been productive, with anchors and reporters and producers getting to talk with the officials,” Darcy wrote.

    The effort seems as if it could be working.

    The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank recently penned an op-ed headlined, “The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump. Here’s proof.” Milbank says data from a report shows “Biden’s press for the past four months has been as bad as — and for a time worse than — the coverage Trump received for the same four months of 2020.”

    The columnist also said his analysis “confirmed my fear: My colleagues in the media are serving as accessories to the murder of democracy.”

    It’s not the first time the White House has been accused of trying to influence the media.

    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was hit just weeks into her job for reportedly soliciting journalists for the questions they’ll be asking in the daily briefing.

    Just 10 days into her gig, a report emerged that said she was quietly soliciting questions from journalists about what they planned to ask during the daily briefing — a big no-no.

    The Daily Beast on Feb. 1 published a story headlined: “White House Reporters: Biden Team Wanted Our Questions in Advance.”

    “According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, as well as written communications reviewed by The Daily Beast, the new president’s communications staff have already on occasion probed reporters to see what questions they plan on asking new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when called upon during briefings,” the story said.”

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  3. Butt kissing Cramer wants extra credit, and he’s a lousy liar, as anyone following the economy already knows.

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  4. And the rubes fell for it.

    “Biden goes from a contrast to Trump to a contrast to competency

    President betrays promise of his election with sharp turn left in first year”

    https://www.rollcall.com/2021/12/08/biden-goes-from-a-contrast-to-trump-to-a-contrast-to-competency/

    “After the election, Biden said, “The refusal of Democrats and Republicans to cooperate with one another is not due to some mysterious force beyond our control. It’s a decision. It’s a choice we make.” For the country’s sake, let’s hope both Biden and Pelosi make the right one.

    That was the closing paragraph of my last column of 2020. This is my last column for 2021, and so maybe a little reflection is in order on what has been a difficult year for the country and a disastrous one for President Joe Biden and his party.

    Looking back, there is little doubt that the Biden team and congressional Democratic leaders made the wrong choice at almost every point in this new presidency, starting on Day One by canceling the Keystone XL pipeline to placate Democrats’ strident progressive wing.

    In July, Biden, who called defeating the coronavirus job one, declared victory over COVID-19 only to see the delta variant emerge and the number of deaths on his watch surpass the numbers under Donald Trump, with another variant now in the headlines. His vaccine mandates and masking policies have only divided the country further and worse.

    His team, apparently, gave little or no thought to the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain and its ramifications on economic growth and consumer concerns.

    Economic relief dollars were pumped into the economy as new, intrusive regulations put the brakes on growth, but not on inflation. Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi then decided to tie passage of the infrastructure bill to their Build Back Better legislation, another bad choice.

    And then there was Afghanistan.

    Now, as we close the door on this most miserable year, I think it’s fair to ask some tough questions:

    “Has Biden lived up to the promises made in the early days of his presidency?”

    “Has the Democratic Congress addressed the issues that people care most about?”

    “Have either gotten the job done for the American people?”

    Both public and private polls are clear: The answer to all of them is “No.”

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    Biden, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer squandered the opportunity to move to the center, past the divisive partisan rancor that had characterized American politics for the previous four years. As leader of the Democratic Party, Biden could have insisted on a more moderate agenda that would not only have echoed his campaign promises but reflected the values and beliefs he has espoused for over 40 years in the political arena.

    Pelosi could have done the same, standing up to the Congressional Progressive Caucus early, as most expected she would, and offering a smarter, if traditionally liberal, Democratic agenda. Instead, she sided with the progressives and sat on the infrastructure bill in a misguided attempt to pass Build Back Better when she could have secured a relatively popular legislative victory far earlier, at a time her party desperately needed it. This is what passes for success in Biden’s Washington.

    Biden won the presidency not on policy issues, but by offering himself as a contrast to Trump. He ends his first year in the Oval Office not as a contrast to Trump, but rather a contrast to competency.

    Pelosi began her likely last term as speaker with her reputation intact as a smart, tough legislative leader, always in control of her troops. She ends the year, and perhaps her career, as a shadow of her former self, bowing to an intransigent Progressive Caucus for short-term legislative victories and thereby throwing future prospects for Democratic control under the bus. She calls her divided caucus “beautiful dynamism.” This doesn’t sound like the same Nancy Pelosi who took back the speaker’s gavel in 2019.”

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  5. Good.

    But he should do some time. He turned Americans against one another based only on color and his lies. Jail is required if justice is to be served.

    “Jussie Smollett Found Guilty on Five of Six Counts”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/12/09/breaking-jussie-smollett-found-guilty-in-hate-crime-hoax-saga-n2600399

    “A Chicago jury reached its verdict in the trial of Jussie Smollett on Thursday evening, finding the actor guilty of five felony counts of disorderly conduct and not guilty of the sixth count he faced.

    As Townhall reported at the time charges were filed by a special prosecutor, Smollett faced “six felony counts of disorderly conduct, charges that stem from four separate false reports that he gave to police in which he contended he was a victim of a hate crime ‘knowing that he was not the victim of a crime.'”

    NBC Chicago broke down the specifics of each count:

    Count 1 accuses him of telling responding Chicago Police Officer Muhammed Baig at around 2:45 a.m., some 45 minutes after the purported attack, that he was the victim of a hate crime. He said two attackers put a rope around his neck. Count 2 refers to Smollett telling the same officer he was a victim of a battery, describing attackers beating and pouring bleach on him.

    Counts 3 and 4 are when Smollett made the same claims but to a different officer, Kimberly Murray, later that morning, at just before 6 a.m.

    Count 5 accuses Smollett of again telling Murray at around 7:15 p.m. that he was the victim of a battery. Count 6 refers to Smollett reporting on Feb. 14, 2019, to detective Robert Graves that he’d been a victim of an aggravated battery.

    And while the felony with which Smollett was charged carries a maximum of three years in prison, legal experts say it’s likely the former “Empire” actor will only face probation and community service as a sentence.”

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  6. Awarding what here?

    Failure? Quitting? What did she do to deserve this?

    And no, saying you have mental problems and not participating doesn’t qualify you for athlete of the year any more than having stayed at a Holiday Inn qualifies you to be a brain surgeon.

    This is just stupid.

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  7. Aged like fine milk in the summer sun. 🙂

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  8. Sure clowns, it was the gun sales, not the marauding bands of Democrats looting and burning while calling for a defunding of police.

    The gun sales were a symptom of leaders refusing to protect the citizenry from their own brown shirt thugs. But Nate and his team are hacks, so they play dumb, and fudge the data. Again.

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    Bingo! We have a winner!

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  9. Yet another study confirming what we already know.

    The incredibly intelligent design of our God-given immune system can never be replicated by man.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/natural-immunity-more-protective-over-time-than-covid-19-vaccination-study_4149953.html

    “Immunity people enjoy after recovering from COVID-19 is better than the protection bestowed from vaccination, according to a new study from Israel.

    Researchers analyzing data from the county’s health database found both COVID-19 infections and severe disease were higher among the vaccinated than those who recovered, also known as people with natural immunity.

    For instance, the naturally immune had a 10.5 per 100,000 infection rate four to six months following their recovery, versus a 69.2 per 100,000 rate among the vaccinated.

    The number of severe cases was also higher among the vaccinated: 0.9 percent of all cases among that group were severe, compared with 0.5 percent of cases among the recovered.

    Researchers found that protection against infection dropped among both the recovered and vaccinated, but the drop was more pronounced among the vaccinated.”

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  10. If Time’s “Athlete of the Year” is determined the same way as “Person of the Year”, it’s about who made a lot of news, not who was the best athlete.

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  11. Blame the victims?

    https://www.newsweek.com/chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-theft-store-smash-grab-1657330

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has accused stores of not taking adequate measures to prevent themselves from being victims of crime.

    During a crime summit on Monday at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Lightfoot said she was disappointed with stores on Michigan Avenue, a popular shopping and tourist destination. She said they were not making security a priority and taking adequate measures to prevent theft.

    Lightfoot said: “Some of the retailers downtown in Michigan Avenue, I will tell you, I’m disappointed that they are not doing more to take safety and make it a priority. For example, we still have retailers that won’t institute plans like having security officers in their stores.

    “Making sure that they’ve got cameras that are actually operational, locking up their merchandise at night, chaining high-end bags. These purses seem to be something that is attracting a lot of organized retail theft units.”

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  12. I traveled to Cali, Columbia once and entered a jewelry store with family members.

    Men with Uzis stood inside and outside the store.

    One of my cousins–6’4″ male–couldn’t handle the guns and fled outside.

    It was very uncomfortable and we didn’t stay long.

    In the past, stores did have plainclothes detectives wandering around. But, at least in my state, they can’t do anything.

    Theft is so prevalent that I couldn’t purchase Aveeno skin cream with sun protection off the shelf in my grocery store. It’s now locked behind glass with a note: “If you want one of these products, check at the customer service desk.”

    There were six people standing in line at the customer service desk–which was empty.

    I went home and ordered it online.

    No worries about security at my computer. 😦

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  13. Lots of Uzi’s in Egypt. Apparently you are not supposed to take a solo walking tour of Aswan Dam. I learned that. Or at least that is what I got out of it. But I did not fear for my life.

    Lots of men on camels with uzi’s by the great sphinx as well. But I did not fear for my life.

    Lots of armed guards in banks and post offices and other places in Greece and Italy. But I did not fear for my life.

    Lots of armed guards walking through trains between Italy and Switzerland. But I did not fear for my life.

    Arms in the right hands are comforting.

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  14. Thank Joe, and the clowns that voted for him.

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  15. “As far as I’m concerned, and as far as our administration is concerned, a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body is non-negotiable,” Harris said, claiming that the ruling is an “attempt to undo” precedent.

    Now, go get your mandatory vaccine.

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