11 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-3-22

  1. HRW,

    Yep, Biden is picking up where Obama left off, invading and bombing defenseless old brown people in countries that can’t defend themselves. Any word if they bombed any aid workers and children this time too, like Biden’s “retaliatory” strike last year during his failure of an Afghanistan withdrawal?

    Such a hero, or a blatant case of wag the dog.

    B. Final answer.

    And isn’t this like the 3rd or 4th time that he’s been “killed”?

    In 2020 he supposedly died from asthma, so let’s wait for some confirmation first either way.


    Don’t get me wrong, he deserves to rot in hell and his death will not make me shed any tears. But Biden did nothing here, the US military/CIA did, he just finally allowed it because he desperately needs a win in his loser of a presidency.


    “Al-Zawahiri had long been a wanted man. After the 9/11 attacks, then-President George W. Bush released a list of the FBI’s 22 most wanted terrorists — al-Zawahiri was near the top of the list, along with bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces in 2011, but al-Zawahiri would elude attempts on his life and an international manhunt for over another decade.”

    This isn’t the first time they said they got him, so I’m gonna need some proof please.


  2. She was so terrified of Trump after Jan6th though….

    Sure… 🙄



  3. Wag. The. Dog.



  4. The military and CIA who’ve the right and youself have argued is incompentet, corrupt, wokish and incapable of doing anything other than hosting a drag queen reading hour, is responsible for the drone strike? Now mind you I agree, the US military is extremely capable of such actions. After all it’s been US foreign policy since WWII. I agree with you that bombing a poor country or even a drone strike is not an indication of toughness but generally that’s been the Republican position and Biden has demonstrated he is capable of giving the order and the “wokish” military who nobody wants to join is still extremely capable of carrying it out. However, I do think you have pointed out one more reason for the decline in the military enrollment — maybe American young men no longer see bombing and beating up on poor peasants half way around the world as toughness and something worthy to sign up for.

    I’d take issue with Doocy’s statement too. The Biden admin and the US military did not hand over an entire country to the Taliban. The Afghan gov’t collapse, not the fault of the Biden admin or the military. The collapse indicates a complete failure of US foreign policy and nation building in Afghanistan over the last 20 years – for that we can blame “soft power” organizations within the US gov’t during the Bush, Obama and Trump adminstrations.

    Thousands of people have worked for Trump and not liked him. As long as you’re not in the same building and don’t have to talk to him, 90K US will compromise a lot of principles. Is she a vengeful ex-emoloyee? Probably but that doesn’t mean she’s lying — she testfied under oath, the Secret Service agents who said she lied have retained lawyers and refuse to testify


  5. The primary results from Kansas;


    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/03/kansas-abortion-rights-referendum-reaction (more than slightly biased even by the guardian’s standards)

    The Republican legislature scheduled the referendum during the primary where Republicans normally outvote Democrats 2 to 1. However, the voter turnout far exceeded the norm for a primary with many non-affiliated voters showing up to vote just in the refurendum. The question was phrased so that no meant yes to abortion rights. And still it was about 60 – 40% in favor of retaining abortion rights in the state constitution.

    From the above two articles, its clear that some see abortion rights as non-partisan as some who voted no were Republican. However, this result will see the Democrats continue to beat the drum that they are the pro choice party. For the Democrats, this is confirmation that not only will this win them votes but it will increase voter turnout in November.

    Currently its almost a dean heat in a generic congressional vote. A dead heat favours Republicans becaues of gerrymandering and overvalued rural votes, so it will take a few more percentages and a larger turnout before the Democrats will keep the House but its closer than it was a few months ago. The question for the Democrats is can they turn registered voters into likely voters.


  6. HRW: Biden has a tough foreign policy? He is weak on all fronts and has caved to China on every major issue (I wonder why…).


  7. It looks like the Chinese caved this time. Pelosi visits Taiwan, the highest US officials in decades, and China’s response is to conduct military maneuvers. It already does that anyway; considering some right wing commentators thought her visit was too provocative, the Chinese response was minimal. Maybe the right wing is a bit too timid.

    Biden’s China policy doesn’t look too different from Trump or any other US president since Reagan (i.e outsource all manufacturing, including Trump products) . In fact, Biden’s support for Taiwan is more hardline than I’ve heard from other US presidents.


  8. Sad.

    “BREAKING: Rep. Jackie Walorski, three others dead in car crash”


    “Awful, awful news about one of the more well-liked members of Congress. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and three other people died in a car crash in Elkhart County, Indiana, multiple media outlets are reporting. Two of the three were reportedly staff members:

    Four people died in a crash at SR 19 and SR 119 near Nappanee Wednesday afternoon. According to police, one of the victims was US Rep. Jackie Walorski.

    The crash happened at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday between two vehicles near the intersection of SR 19 and SR 119.

    Three people in an SUV were killed in the crash, including Walorski, Zachery Potts and Emma Thompson.

    Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich identified the other two as part of Walorski’s congressional team:”


  9. ——–


  10. But muh science……

    “Canada’s travel ban found to have “no scientific basis””


    “Back when the COVID lockdowns were still being enforced even after the vaccines became widely available, heated debates arose over the severity of those measures in the United States. But what we faced at home was almost insignificant when compared to the measures imposed by Justin Trudeau’s government in Canada. International travel was a thing of the past, but even travel inside the country was heavily restricted. If you weren’t vaccinated, you basically weren’t going anywhere further than the local grocery store. A leading Canadian medical journal described the policies as being “among the most sustained stringent policies regarding restrictions on internal movement.”

    But who developed those policies and how did they arrive at their conclusions? That’s what two men who were heavily impacted by the policies, Karl Harrison and Shaun Rickard, decided to find out. They went to court and demanded information on the process and the people involved in imposing these rules on the country. After a long battle, they finally were rewarded for their efforts and government documentation was provided, along with testimony from some of the people inside the government who had been involved. As it turns out, the job had been handed to a group of people in the “COVID Recovery Unit” with no relevant medical training to inform their actions and the group had been unable to cite a single medical study justifying the travel ban. (Common Sense)

    No one in the COVID Recovery unit, including Jennifer Little, the director-general, had any formal education in epidemiology, medicine or public health.

    Little, who has an undergraduate degree in literature from the University of Toronto, testified that there were 20 people in the unit. When Presvelos asked her whether anyone in the unit had any professional experience in public health, she said there was one person, Monique St.-Laurent. According to St.-Laurent’s LinkedIn profile, she appears to be a civil servant who briefly worked for the Public Health Agency of Canada. St.-Laurent is not a doctor, Little said…

    In the days leading up to the implementation of the travel mandate, transportation officials were frantically looking for a rationale for it. They came up short.

    The names of people in Trudeau’s administration that the members of the COVID Recovery Unit spoke to were withheld in court because of “cabinet confidence,” meaning they were very high up on the food chain and almost certainly not medical authorities. No one had brought forward any sort of peer-reviewed studies suggesting that the onerous travel ban was the best way to go in terms of ensuring the best health outcome for Canadians.

    Scanning through these results, one thing seems to come clear. A decision was made at the top to prevent the unvaccinated from traveling at all costs. But it was a political decision, almost certainly made in Trudeau’s inner circle. With the decision already made, they then appointed some people to go look for a medical reason to justify the decision after the fact. The people assigned to this task failed.”


    Trudeau is a fraud.


  11. Lol – and you expect me to disagree. Trudeau is a trust fund baby who gets a woman (Freeland ) to do all the serious work. Am I surprised the travel bans had very little evidence – no, but they were no more strigent than New Zealand, Australia, EU, and many other countries. It was enacted to try to get more people vaccinated. And in a country where 86% are vaccinated and that includes every man woman and child, there was no need for it.

    However, your article exaggerates. Without a vaccine, you were free to travel and shop anywhere. You were simply prevented from using airplanes or trains. And you couldn’t go to the US since the US gov’t under both Trump and Biden required a vaccine to cross borders.


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