34 thoughts on “News/Politics 6-30-22

  1. The gaslighting continues….


    And she has none.

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  2. Indeed, credibility matters, and they have very little.


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  4. Breaking news from the Jan6 Committee of Clowns…. 🙂


  5. “The Season Finale of Catch Trump if You Can”


    “If there is one thing I learned watching the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial it’s this: you can’t just hear one side of the story.

    Because of social media, apparently, convictions in the Court of Opinion have now replaced due process and the presumption of innocence. Had Depp never sued Heard, we would never have known Heard was the abuser.

    The January 6th hearings look a lot more like the show trials in the Soviet Union under Stalin. Witnesses would only be called if they backed up the accusations made against various prisoners of course. They would be found guilty, of course, because dissent was not allowed, nor was a fair defense.

    The point of show trials was to intimidate anyone who might consider thinking for themselves or seeing Stalin in a negative light. In our country now, journalists are expected to go along with whatever the state tells them is true. If they step out of line they will be viciously bullied on Twitter, forced to apologize or, in some cases, fired.

    The same team that tried to impeach Trump after January 6th are back in the Season Finale, this time to drive the DOJ towards criminal charges against Trump. It’s like holding a hearing to find out whether Johnny Depp was guilty or not but only presenting Amber Heard’s side. Those of us who watched the whole trial know the evidence presented destroyed Heard’s case.

    Cassidy Hutchins’ testimony is somewhat reminiscent of Amber Heard’s. It is sincere but overly dramatic. She’s pretty, with a husky voice, and definitely someone most people would want to believe. But of course, her story is starting to fall apart.

    You might wonder why would she risk her career to lie under oath? Why would Heard have done it? In Heard’s case, she believed she was going to win the trial because in the wake of the Me Too era, there was no such thing as a defense against an accusation of abuse or rape. For Hutchins, she essentially had no career left. Trump would not hire her after he left office. Her resume wasn’t going to get her much work. Ah, but to be a star witness for the Left she’ll get the Liz Cheney treatment. She’ll get a golden ticket into the land of the special people, the ruling class, MSNBC. She might even make the cover of TIME.

    She’s a hero now. She can go on Rachel Maddow’s show. She will be praised to the high heavens by people like Rob Reiner and Stephen Colbert. Hey, even Barbra Streisand is out there singing her praises. This, as opposed to starting out her political career as Mark Meadows’ aide. She would be tainted forever. Now, she’s a star.

    The media and the public, however, need for it to be true, just as they needed Amber Heard’s story to be true because they serve a much larger narrative. But some of us need more than that. We need the truth. The January 6th committee has never been about the truth.

    For four years, the Left, the Never Trump Republicans, and the mainstream media have been actively attempting to undo the results of the 2016 election that put Trump in power for four years. It wasn’t just his slim victory, it was the kinds of people who supported him. They pretended it was about “white racist trash” but really? Wasn’t it just about their refusal to adopt the ideology of Obama’s America? A fast-moving social justice movement that was changing almost everything?

    Never before in the history of this country has a president been under attack by so many forces at once from Day One, with not just the largest protests in American history, but protests abroad. A “resistance” that aligned social media, the richest people in the world, corporate America, Hollywood, Big Tech, the Democrats, and the Never Trumpers all to discredit, destroy and remove a sitting president.

    Why isn’t anyone talking about it?

    At the time, those of us in the “resistance” believed we were stopping the fascist takeover of America by a guy who looked a lot like Hitler. We were afraid. The fear was so overwhelming that two major mass hysteria events gripped the country for the four years Trump was in power. For a country that valued decency above all else, careful language adopted and mandated to prove that decency, a guy like Trump who says whatever he wants to say, was as dangerous as the Devil riding into Salem in 1692.

    By the time the 2020 election rolled around, the “resistance” formed a “cabal” that used every resource in its massive war chest to bring down Trump and install Biden -manipulating the news narrative, burying the Hunter Biden story, blaming every COVID death on Trump, even wanting the economy to crash because that is the one surefire way to bring down a one-term President. The protests and riots of 2020 were in reaction to Trump – the worse they got, the worse it made him look, or so they believed.

    I had been the most strident and loyal Hillary supporter, a well-known blue-check on Twitter. I was also one of the first Biden supporters early in 2019.”


    “I was heavily involved in politics, to my own detriment. I genuinely believed Biden could have beaten Trump fair and square. It wasn’t until the Summer of 2020 that I realized the media was manipulating the narrative to ensure Trump’s loss. It started with the Tom Cotton essay debacle at the New York Times. During the protests, I kept urging the Democrats to try to stop the violence because I thought it would make them look bad and put Trump in power. It was completely ignored by the media, memory-holed by the blue-checks on Twitter. It basically didn’t happen.

    It was such a red-pill moment for me. I guess I always thought journalists would still get the story no matter what. But that summer, and that year, the media became part of the “resistance” and that was that. Two years later, they still behave like activists and mouthpieces for the Democrats. I trusted all of them. Now I can’t trust any of them.

    For all of their talk about “Democracy Itself,” they don’t seem to believe that everyone has a right to fight for what they care about in this country, even if it disgusts the ruling class. That is what Democracy is.

    Democracy is not a massive influx of $400 million from Mark Zuckerberg to close the enthusiasm gap by hiring operatives to drive around and collect ballots. It is not the largest political alliance in American history dragging Biden over the finish line. That Trump still won the bellwether states of Iowa, Ohio, and Florida is proof enough he probably would have won without the mail-in ballots.

    By the end of all of it, Trump was pissed, and his supporters were pissed. It all felt like a dirty rigged game to them. Meanwhile, the media and the Democrats pretended it had all gone normally, like nothing at all was wrong in any of it. For some of us, it was a pulling back of the curtain to reveal the old man pulling the strings.

    Does that mean he should have called the election “fraudulent”? No. But Democrats did that for four years straight after Trump won. The only difference is the class of people involved and yes, January 6th.

    But here we are in 2022 and Trump’s presence is more alive than ever. It’s as if he never even lost the election.”


    It’s all so ridiculous.

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  6. Joe and Democrats built this, with the help of open border RINO’s.

    You’re welcome.

    “Willful Blindness: Feds Ignore Massive Illegal Alien ID Theft Plaguing Americans as U.S. Coffers Fill”


    “The historic surge of illegal immigrants across America’s southern border is fueling a hidden crime spree few in Washington seem willing or able to address: widespread identity theft by migrants who need U.S. credentials to work.

    An extensive review of government reports, think-tank research, news accounts, and interviews with policymakers and scholars suggests the problem involves millions of people – though measuring it with precision is difficult because of the lack of data provided by authorities.

    A telling indication of the scope of the criminality is provided by a little-known government accounting book, the Social Security Administration’s Earnings Suspense File (ESF). It reflects the earnings of employees whose W-2 wage and tax statements have names and Social Security numbers that do not match official records. The total has increased tenfold from $188.9 billion at the dawn of the millennium to $1.9 trillion in 2021.

    Officials have historically ascribed a “high proportion” of the file’s growth to wages reported by illegal immigrants, and it has swelled alongside their population, which stands at a conservatively estimated 11.5 million today, 7 million of whom are employed. Among those doing so on the books, federal authorities have found that well over 1 million are using Social Security numbers belonging to someone else – i.e. stolen or “shared” with a relative or acquaintance – or that are fabricated.

    The data held in the ESF would enable authorities to pursue many of the fraudsters, but the IRS and other agencies responsible for enforcing the law have been reluctant to investigate, and regulations have prevented meaningful information-sharing among them. This identity-related crime is providing a windfall for the U.S. government. A 2017 study from the conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform found that the federal government collects about $22 billion annually in tax receipts from illegal aliens, with the bulk going toward Social Security ($12.6 billion) and Medicare ($5.9 billion) – programs from which noncitizens are ineligible to receive benefits. FAIR estimated that illegal migrants also paid $3.3 billion in federal income tax – a smaller proportion primarily due to illegal aliens’ lower wage levels – and another $1 billion in state income taxes.

    In other words, the fraud has the effect of bolstering financially shaky federal programs. In one of the agency’s rare direct statements on the issue, Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss told CNN in 2014 that without “undocumented immigrants paying into the system, Social Security would have entered persistent shortfall of tax revenue to cover payouts starting in 2009.” Leading progressive Rep. Pramila Jayapal echoed this observation in 2018, arguing that a “complication of [then-president] Trump’s plans to limit immigration is the effect to our Social Security Earnings Suspense File – money that keeps our Social Security system afloat,” including that provided by “undocumented immigrants.””

    Given Washington’s bipartisan willingness to tolerate illegal immigration – whether driven by the multicultural left or businesses interests seeking cheap labor – authorities have focused on this apparent windfall to the U.S. Treasury. But they have largely ignored the costs. These include the significant strain illegal immigrant households place on public finances, which FAIR and others estimate vastly outweigh their tax contributions, their impacts on crime and the job market – and on the victims of identity theft.

    Reports dating back over a decade show that hundreds of thousands of Americans are unknowingly “sharing” their Social Security numbers with illegal immigrants. Such victims may face tax bills for income they didn’t earn or depleted benefits. Worse, some may experience the burden of bad credit histories and criminal records inaccurately attributed to themselves after being issued SSNs that illegal aliens had previously invented and used. The overall impact on American citizens is largely unknown because federal, state, and local governments as well as financial institutions have generally failed to notify them even when fraud is suspected.

    The relevant agencies were largely non-responsive to RealClearInvestigation’s requests for updated figures on the size, scope, and extent of the fraud. Nor have lawmakers recently given voice to the victims. Congress seems to have last held a hearing spotlighting the defrauded over a decade ago. Related legislation aimed at reducing Social Security number fraud in employment has typically languished, and many lawmakers RCI contacted indicated only a passing knowledge of the issue.

    One thing experts do agree on is that the problem is likely to get worse as more illegal immigrants cross the border and seek work.”


  7. Noonan @ WSJ, 6/23:



    Trump and Biden Both Face Rejection

    The Jan. 6 hearings are helping Republicans solve their problem. It’s unclear what Democrats will do.

    ~ … The 1/6 hearings are doing nothing to help Mr. Biden—some thought they would—but they are sinking Mr. Trump.

    Something must be said about their uniqueness. They are real history. Two weeks in, the committee’s work is wholly new, a real break with how such things have previously been conducted. They are presenting a complicated yet coherent story that is fully documented, told through depositions, videotape, first-person witnesses and participants testifying under penalty of perjury.

    They are telling a fascinating and devastating story: An American president tried to thwart the democracy that raised him high and to steal a presidential election he’d lost. And it almost worked. But good people stopped it. There was a sturdy infrastructure of still-moral elected officials and bureaucrats and political appointees. Against pressure, intimidation and mob rule they held.

    Many, most, were political conservatives, and many were people of deep religious faith. In explaining their motives and way of thinking on Jan. 6, they quoted Scripture. For Greg Jacobs, counsel to Mike Pence who was with the vice president in an undisclosed location on Jan. 6, it was the lion’s den: “Daniel 6 was where I went.” Chief of staff Marc Short at the end of the terrible day texted Mr. Pence 2 Timothy 4:7: “I fought the good fight, I finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Rusty Bowers, speaker of Arizona’s House, testified he believes the writers of the U.S. Constitution were inspired by God. “I took an oath” to that document, he said. And he wouldn’t break it.

    The next time we spoof Bible thumpers and reduce them to caricature, we should remember that. (My goodness, there may be a public-interest component in debates concerning public funding of religious schools.)


  8. C’mon.

    It sunk Trump with those who already wouldn’t vote for him under any circumstances. It’s only motivating his base.

    So it’s a wash at best. This doesn’t move the meter.

    It’s still the economy, and nothing the Dems are doing their is doing anything to help an infuriated electorate.

    Noonan needs to get out of her bubble/echo chamber once in a while.


  9. This is sad really, for a lot of reasons.

    I guess the Pope has spoken, and found what the Bible says about it irrelevant.

    Funny too that her and her DUI crashing husband are vacationing in Italy and have even arranged an audience with the Pope.

    Sad for a lot of reasons all around.

    “Pelosi Takes Communion Despite Pro-Abortion Stance…”

    1 Corinthians 11:23-32

    23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

    27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment. 32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.


  10. Like I said, ridiculous.

    And asinine in this case.

    Joe Scarborough is now comparing the Jan6 “riots” with the crucifixion of Christ.


    “Instead of throwing continued temper tantrums over the overturning of Roe v. Wade and other recent SCOTUS decisions, the crew of Wednesday’s Morning Joe wanted to continue distracting Americans with the political soap opera currently in production by the House January 6 Committee. And how desperate were they? Well, to the point that co-host Joe Scarborough engaged in some religious blasphemy by saying the White House during the Capitol riot reminded him of those who rejected Christ during his crucifixion.

    When talking about former chief of staff Mark Meadows, Scarborough preached that he “really played the role of a Pontius Pilate — while American democracy, about to be crucified by this armed mob, he just said, ‘I’m going to wash my hands of it.’”

    However, the religious comparisons didn’t end there. ‘Pastor’ Joe then decided to call on witnesses who may have lied in their respective testimonies, calling them to the truth, “I just want you to know, I just want you to know, before you start getting ready to get your criminal defense attorneys and going to jail, I just want you to know, our door is still open.”

    He then continued his mercy with: “If you lied, if you need, as they say in the business, some time to refresh your recollection and maybe go back and clean up previous testimony, the door’s open,” but warned: “But like Noah’s Ark, that door is going to close soon.” Because everything about January 6 perfectly emulates the Word of God.”


  11. But muh narrative…..

    More lies exposed.


    Lather, rinse, repeat.


  12. The committee clowns can’t keep their story straight.

    It’s often difficult to keep it straight when your led by serial liars.



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  14. So many questions, so few answers from our govt.

    And more lies in Ms. Hutchinson’s testimony are exposed.


  15. Yep.



  16. But muh norms….


  17. Clown Alert!!!!



    Plus David knows there’s no cross examination of her “testimony” which also makes it illegitimate.

    And there’s no defense council, just persecution by the prosecution. One sided show trial, and David knows it, but he’s all in on the NT farce, so he goes where the grift money is.



  18. To the right, it’s a sensible and constitutional ruling.

    To the left, it’s the new worse thing ever from the court. The 3rd one this week. 🙂


  19. Truth.




  20. Hey, AJ, we both could be wrong.

    About everything. 🙂

    You seem pretty sure of yourself — about virtually everything — which somewhat amazes me; but experience tells me that if any of us remain political watchers for long we will be humbled, probably frequently. I’ve been there. Will go there again. A good thing to remember.

    Better to step back, breathe, listen, take in several views, perhaps think one is most likely and stick with that, but understand it’s pretty much all up in the air, always. And remember the value of political humility. Know that our ideas about what’s “really” going on, which witnesses are lying and which are not, along with all our predictions, are only that and not worth much in the end. Things change in a flash, none of us can ever see the whole picture with complete clarity or ultimate truth. Better not to get too wedded to opinions as it’s kind of a waste of energy and so often backfires. At least that’s what I’ve learned. I hold all of this loosely now. Especially when it comes to politicians.

    I can’t know all there is to know that is going on behind the scenes with people I’ve never met (though public behavior is certainly observable and quite telling at times).

    I do think the Jan. 6 committee is having a drip-drip-drip (negative) impact on Trump’s overall standing and on his chances of running successfully in ’24. Personally, I rather doubt he’ll run — but he may, he’s got the oversized ego and arrogance to try it, certainly. But I think his self-pronounced importance is waning, people are starting to move on. Politics and politicians come and go. And now you have the Trump wanna-be, a rather pugnacious Ron DeSantis right on his heels and even surpassing him in polls. He may crash and burn, too. Or not. There will be many others before 2024.

    So my thoughts are that the Trump “era” is fading (God willing, sorry AJ, but it’s just time).

    BUT — then again, … I may be wrong. 🙂 I hope I’m not, but I’ll allow that.

    My hope is that the nation will get on with finding some fresh leadership prospects and leave the Trump era in the past where it belongs (and where all former politicians who have lost elections belong).

    And as we both know, the Invisible Hand determines all of this, of course, not us or our opinions. He uses bad leaders for good and good leaders so easily go astray and wreak havoc. But those leaders are not where our trust lies, thankfully. They are but a vapor in the end.

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  21. Make no mistake, what they’re saying is end the filibuster to pass their extreme abortion up until birth bill, despite the fact that 70% of the country disagrees.

    “‘I’m Going To Do Everything In My Power’: Biden Calls To Suspend The Filibuster And Nationalize Abortion Law”


    “President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he would support nixing the filibuster to pass nationwide abortion laws through the Senate.

    “We have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and the way to do that is to make sure the Congress votes to do that,” Biden said at a news conference in Europe. “And if the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like voting rights, we provide an exception for this, or an exception to the filibuster for this action.””


  22. Apologies if that sounded snooty in places, it wasn’t my intent. I just think back to all the times I thought I understood the political landscape so well only to find out … NOPE, not so much.

    I think I used to be better at “predictions,” but maybe not. Politics is always such a witch’s brew of the unpredictable.

    And I suppose I’m also trained more as an observer than an enthusiastic participant, but that suits me better. I like being able to step back and try to “get” what different sides are saying. I never feel that dug in to a particular candidate or view of how things may play out. Instead, I enjoy the unfolding melodrama, laughing or crying at the results.

    On to another political year. I do find it easier now that I don’t follow it all so closely as I have at times in the past. Better for my state of mind and spirit. 🙂


  23. DJ,

    For the last 6 years they’ve done nothing but spread lie after lie, false narrative after false narrative. It always ends the same, nothing is as they claimed, they’ve just slandered the man again. Why would I fall for that yet again?

    Especially when this “we got him this time for sure” BS starts out the same as the others, with easily disproven lies?

    Why would anyone keep falling for it?

    And so many do, including many on “our side” because they desperately want it to be true to reinforce what they already think of the guy.

    I can’t help but sometimes think you fall in that category when you make statements like this.

    “but he may, he’s got the oversized ego and arrogance to try it, certainly. But I think his self-pronounced importance is waning, people are starting to move on”

    And then you take a shot at the front runner too.

    “And now you have the Trump wanna-be, a rather pugnacious Ron DeSantis”

    See my point?


  24. And snoot away. 🙂

    That doesn’t bother me. I take no offense.

    I’m a big boy, I can take it, and far worse. 🙂


  25. She doesn’t understand our govt or how it’s supposed to work at all. The uninformed leading the clueless.

    What could go wrong?



  26. ——-

    It’s not…..


  27. Another clown joins the Biden Circus.

    But no mean tweets, amiright?


    Don’t turn away from this newest train wreck. If you don’t learn, this will keep happening.


  28. French just keeps winning converts…..



  29. This is the sad end to a political career that had such promise. But he traded it all, turned on his supporters, all for pats on the back from people who hate him, and a sweet gig at MSNBC after he leaves office.

    You know it’s coming. 🙂

    Just like French.


    Because thinking rationally is hard.


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  31. Not. Gonna. Happen.

    That requires a level of decency he doesn’t possess.



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