January 26, 2023 by the real Aj News/Politics 1-26-23 What’s interesting in the news today? Open Thread Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Cry harder Schifty. You built this.
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Now we’ll finally get to see what they were hiding.
She seems nice.
Groomers are hating this.
Well the teachers union and the groomers for starters.
It’s the “Don’t Say Gay” lie rebranded.
VDH nails it again.
“The Real Differences Between the Biden and Trump Document Troves”
“Former President Donald Trump for now certainly seems to have had more documents labeled “classified” at Mar-a-Lago in Florida than did President Joe Biden at his various homes in Delaware.
Yet otherwise, the comparisons between the two cases, contrary to popular punditry, hardly favor Biden.
First, a stranger would face a far greater challenge entering a post-presidential Mar-a-Lago than a pre-presidential Biden home, office, or garage — or who knows where?
Secret service agents and private security were stationed at Mar-a-Lago. Prior to the 2020 presidential election they were not at citizen Biden’s various troves for most of 2017-2020, much less prior to 2009.
Second, we seem to forget that for much of the developing controversy, Biden’s own team was investigating Biden.
On the other hand, the Biden Administration’s Justice Department and the FBI were not just investigating Trump as an outside party, but as a former president — and possible 2024 presidential candidate and opponent of Biden himself.
Remember, the narrative of the first Democratic impeachment of Trump was the allegation that Trump had used his powers of the presidency to investigate Biden and his family, a likely 2020 challenger to Trump’s reelection bid.
Third, no one in a position of government authority had passed judgment on Biden’s alleged security violations.
That was not the case of the still alleged violations of Trump.
Biden, as president, had weighed in, during his own Justice Department’s ongoing investigations of Trump. Indeed, he proclaimed the former president to be guilty: “How could anyone be that irresponsible?” In contrast, he also dismissed the ongoing investigation of himself with “There is no there, there.”
Fourth, Trump is certainly right that as president he had a far more substantial claim of declassification rights than did Biden, who took the papers out either as a senator or vice president.
Fifth, the FBI was not merely asymmetrical in melodramatically raiding the Trump home while allowing Biden lawyers to inspect various Biden stashes. The FBI also leaked the purported contents of the subjects of the Trump classified documents (falsely spreading the lie of “nuclear codes” and “nuclear secrets”) in a way it has not with the Biden cache.
The FBI went so far as to scatter the documents on the floor for a fake news photo-op as if the papers were so messily arrayed when they arrived.
So far, the FBI has come lightly and belatedly to the Biden case without the SWAT team get-up, and only under pressure from the public and the Republican opposition.
Six, Biden did not “self-report.” Biden’s team did not call the relevant government authorities the minute they discovered the classified documents in Biden’s office and home and garage.
In truth, Biden, or someone close to Biden, certainly knew that he or someone close to him had illegally removed classified documents when he left the vice presidency in 2017 — or years earlier as a senator.
For at least the last six years — at least — Biden has felt no compunction to confess to authorities he illegally was in possession of classified documents.
Indeed, the only reason the current troves are coming to light was apparent White House paranoia that the media, the Biden Justice Department, and the special counsel were so fixated on the Trump documents that they likely feared someone might raise the logical question of whether a hypocritical Biden himself might be guilty of exactly the crime for which they were pursuing Trump.
Worse, Biden and his staff knew classified documents were in his possession before the midterms, but deliberately suppressed that information until after the elections were over.
Seventh, Trump’s documents were stored only at one place — Mar-a-Lago, and only for about 19 months. Biden’s were stashed at various locations for nearly seven years, or perhaps over a decade. There were far more opportunities of time and space for those without security clearances to have access to the Biden documents than to the Trump files.
Eighth, the press has exhaustively speculated, usually wrongly, about how the documents reached Mar-a-Lago and what they contained. In contrast, no one knows or even asks why Biden took classified documents, what they concerned, or who if any in his family circle had access to them.
Ninth, Trump’s documents did not expose other liabilities of the constantly investigated Trump. The Biden files so far have directed attention to the mysterious tens of millions of dollars in Communist Chinese money that poured into Biden’s think tank at the University of Pennsylvania, the proximity of members of the quid pro quo Biden consortium to these classified papers, and the files’ relevance, if any, to the Biden family’s overseas businesses.”
Of course they are. It’s what lapdog media does best, lie for Dems.
“The Usual Suspects Use Pence Classified Docs Story to Absolve Joe Biden, but Not Trump
“Those circumstances highlighted in that letter [from Mike Pence’s lawyer Greg Jacob] sound remarkably similar to the situation with President Joe Biden,” MSNBC’s Chris Hayes suggested after the Pence classified document news broke.”
“We learned Tuesday that a lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence had reportedly found some classified documents in Pence’s Indiana home a week ago and upon discovery, turned them over to the FBI. They, along with Biden’s DOJ, have, in turn, initiated a review of the documents.
Though Pence stated two months ago that he did not take any classified documents from the White House and made similar comments just a couple of weeks ago, he is the one who is said to have recently asked his legal team to conduct the search of his home, allegedly “out of an abundance of caution” in light of the Joe Biden classified documents scandal.
Naturally, some of the same media figures who went quiet after the news broke Saturday about even more classified documents being found at Joe Biden’s home jumped on the news about the Pence documents as a way to absolve Biden – but not former President Donald Trump.
MSNBC, of course, led the way, with “All In” host Chris Hayes stating that “Those circumstances highlighted in that letter [from Pence’s lawyer Greg Jacob] sound remarkably similar to the situation with President Joe Biden.” Hayes also went “all in” on the “inadvertent” theme being pushed by Biden’s legal team, insinuating without evidence that in both Biden’s and Pence’s respective cases, it was obvious the taking of classified documents was not an intentional act:”
“Rachel Maddow show producer Steve Benen was on the same wavelength:
“It’s important to emphasize that there’s no reason to assume that the former vice president was lying when he said last summer that he hadn’t taken any classified materials when he left office. In fact, it’s fairly easy to believe that Pence simply didn’t know, and the documents were removed accidentally.
In other words, despite recent GOP hysterics about President Joe Biden, the most likely explanation is that Biden and Pence both inadvertently took documents upon leaving office.”
“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough used the Pence news to proclaim that both Biden’s and Pence’s situations were similar, and stood in glaring contrast to how Trump allegedly handled classified documents:”
““Deadline White House” anchor Nicolle Wallace declared that if Biden was going to be investigated for “voluntarily” turning over documents including those he’s had since his time in the Senate, Pence better be, too:”
“CNN legal analysts also went with the “accidental/this is different from what Trump did” talking points related to Pence and Biden:”
She admits they lied, and doesn’t care if you know it.
“Deborah Birx Openly Admits to Lying About the COVID Vaccines to Manipulate the American People”
“One of the strangest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been all of the public health “experts” who openly lied to the American people while expecting to be lauded as heroes in response. Certainly, most have witnessed Dr. Anthony Fauci’s grotesque level of arrogance over the years, with numerous examples of the good doctor admitting to lying in order to get the outcome he desired from the public. For his efforts, he’s got magazine covers and million-dollar awards.
But we shouldn’t forget about Dr. Deborah Birx, the other half of Donald Trump’s initial COVID-19 advisory team. Though she has rarely drawn the same ire as Fauci, there’s little reason to believe she wasn’t just as duplicitous. As RedState reported recently, Birx is busy promoting her new book, and it contains several brazen admissions of dishonesty, including misleading the Trump administration by disobeying orders and altering reports.
The pigheaded stupidity based on unwarranted hubris I can understand, perhaps even sympathizes with. However, here Birx descends into what I think is criminality. Birx dishonestly and illegally changed the guidance and instructions issued by people senior to her, in particular those of President Trump. If she didn’t support what she was being told to do, she had an obligation to challenge those instructions openly and transparently and then do what she was told to do. If she didn’t like those orders, she was obligated to resign. Every person who died alone in a hospital room, every business driven into bankruptcy, and every child who lost a year of education due to Birx’s actions should be a count on a felony indictment.
Whether anything Birx did reaches the level of criminality or not, I can’t be sure, but there’s no doubt she had no business being in the position she was in and should face some form of reprisal for her actions. That was further underscored by an interview she did on Friday on Fox News with Neil Cavuto. In it, Birx admitted that she lied about the efficacy of the vaccines.”
“What an incredible thing to just spit out on cable news while promoting a book. You can tell Birx has no remorse and no fear at all that she might face backlash for brazenly lying in order to try to manipulate the American people.”
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence and has nothing to do with vaccines. 🙄
I mean they’d not lie about this stuff, right?
See the post above this post, and pretty much everything Fauci has said for 3 years.
“What to make of #diedsuddenly?”
“Yet the improbable has happened. Drs. Vinay Prasad and John Mandrola took up the challenge and published a piece at Common Sense, Bari Weiss’ new Substack publication.
Unfortunately, the TL;DR is that we simply don’t know to what extent the apparent rise in sudden death in otherwise healthy folks is caused (or not) by the COVID vaccines. Nor do we know precisely why there has been a significant and persistent problem with excess deaths in the OECD. Could the vaccines be responsible, partially or wholly?
It is not impossible, but it also isn’t even clear if the apparent epidemic of young and otherwise healthy adults keeling over is actually real. The excess deaths are real, and the numbers are really large, and not directly attributable to COVID. Not even close. Hundreds of thousands of people who should still be alive have died of various causes.
Why is it so hard to figure out what is going on? After all, the incentive is high: it literally is a matter of life and death.
Here’s the first problem: there really are only anecdotes regarding people dying suddenly. It’s not that the phenomenon isn’t real; what isn’t clear is whether the “epidemic” is simply an artifact of everybody being hyperaware that this happens. People have always died suddenly; we are focusing a lot of attention on the issue at the moment so the deaths are in the news when they might not otherwise be, and we are all sensitized when we hear about it.
Or it is very real that something new is happening. We don’t know.
Is there truth to any of these claims? Is the public right to be concerned? Are there actually more healthy people dropping dead than usual—or is this simply confirmation bias at work? Can we dismiss anything that travels under the banner of “died suddenly” as conspiracy theorizing? And how should we understand why so many Americans are drawn to this explanation?
At least part of the answer to that last question is the serious information void on this subject—which is what we want to remedy in this essay. One of us is a practicing cardiologist (John Mandrola). The other is a practicing hematologist and professor of epidemiology (Vinay Prasad).
There have always been tragic and unexpected deaths of evidently healthy young people. And while it may seem as though more such cases are happening now, that doesn’t tell us whether there really is an increase. For one thing, because there is such high interest in this subject, cases are in the news that might not have been a few years ago.
This is absolutely the case. Everybody who watched the Damar Hamlin tragedy and miracle unfold had the same thought: was it the vaccine? The answer, as with so many of the questions we have, is that we don’t know. His doctors haven’t said anything, and since, thank God, he survived there will remain unanswered questions no matter what. An autopsy looking for heart problems would answer more than any scans or tests. Thankfully, that autopsy will never happen.
We do absolutely know that there has been an epidemic of excess deaths in the Western world and that the vast majority of people in this population are vaccinated. But then again, the vast majority of that same population has gotten COVID as well. That is what we would call a confounding variable, and teasing out the differences between the two populations and assigning probable blame is a matter of difficult statistical analysis.
Nobody has done that. And Prasad and Mandrola point out that the medical establishment in the US has been surprisingly incurious about the question. In fact, Pfizer was required to do a deep dive into the question of cardiac side effects of their vaccine and release data by December, but it has yet to be reported.
By now we were supposed to have a better idea of how often heart inflammation affects people aged 16 through 30 who get the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA authorized Pfizer to conduct a study on this population to look for subclinical myocarditis. It was scheduled for availability at the end of last year, but to date, no news on this pressing issue has been forthcoming. The failure to report this data is notable in light of a recently published study from Thailand, which reported one case of myocarditis and seven cases of cardiac enzyme elevations in 300 adolescents who received two mRNA vaccinations.
What we do know for certain is that there are serious side effects for some people that are attributable to the vaccine and that the CDC has basically punted on the issue. And it is the CDC in particular, as European countries are actively discouraging the use of mRNA vaccines in almost all younger adults due to risks that the CDC denies. Many OECD countries aren’t even offering the vaccine to younger adults (below 50) due to poor risk profiles.
The risks are real and they are quite worrying.
Two additional studies published in the past few months have raised concerns about the connection between the mRNA vaccines and myocarditis. A group at Harvard examined blood from children hospitalized for myocarditis after a Covid-19 vaccination and compared it to blood from healthy children without myocarditis who also had the vaccination. Their main finding was striking and unexpected: The children with myocarditis had dramatic elevations in the circulating Covid-19 spike protein generated by the vaccine. This suggests that prolonged exposure to the spike protein may be a causal factor in vaccine-caused myocarditis.
The second study, from Germany, reported autopsy findings from 25 people who died unexpectedly within 20 days of receiving a Covid-19 vaccination. In four, acute myocarditis appeared to be the cause of death. Notably, the four affected persons were older adults. These results are not definitive, but the authors called for more detailed studies exploring the possibility of fatal adverse events from the vaccine.”
And the govt expects you to get yearly boosters now?
How about NO!
This stuff is so disgusting. Frankly, I would find it insulting if I were part of the invited group. This racism using tax money should be banned immediately. I won’t hold my breath.
Worse, we will now probably allow abortion for any or no reason until birth. How evil we have become!