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From FOX News:

Pelosi faces intense backlash after thanking George Floyd for 'sacrificing your life for justice'
Speaker accused of viewing Black people as pawns in her political cause
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is facing intense backlash after she thanked George Floyd for "sacrificing your life for justice" Tuesday following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder and manslaughter charges.

No shit.  Good.  Stupidity like this should hurt.  She needs to retire from public office - she has enough money and has done enough damage. Her legacy is the homelessness and drug camps in San Francisco.

Nice of him to weigh in - from The Hill:

Obamas praise Floyd jury, urge more action: 'We cannot rest'
Former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama said the jury in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin did the “right thing” in finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all charges brought against him in the death of George Floyd, but added that true justice “requires much more.” 

What is this moke trying to do? Burn down the nation? A bit more:

“We cannot rest. We will need to follow through with the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system. We will need to redouble efforts to expand economic opportunity for those communities that have been too long marginalized,” they said.

Actually Barry - we were doing really well for the last 30 years until you and your fellow travelers came along and decided that now would be the time to institute communism. Dr. Martin Luther King's whole idea of color of skin and content of character - we had that going really well. Your comments like:"If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon" and the liberal's anointment of murdered thugs as cultural martyrs really served to create the divide that we are now dealing with.

You are really good at tearing down the hard work of other people.  What are you planning to build.  Give us your five year plan.  Your manifesto. Whatch'a got?

Your morning Maxine

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The devil is in the details

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News Flash: Biden is polling at 59 Percent Approval Rating - from Pew Research Center:

Biden Nears 100-Day Mark With Strong Approval, Positive Rating for Vaccine Rollout
Joe Biden approaches the 100-day mark of his presidency with a relatively strong job approval rating and the public continuing to express positive views of the coronavirus aid package passed by Congress last month.

Stuff - and then the money shot:

Currently, 59% approve of the way Biden is handling his job as president, while 39% disapprove.

Them's the numbers - like it or not. But wait...  This is a long document.  Seven pages. Scroll down to page seven:

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So, your sample was 5,109 of which 33.39% were Republican or leaning and 63.67% were Democrat or leaning.

Bias much?

I would call that busted.  Totally and unequivocally busted. Busted with a side of fries and extra tarter sauce. 

Government in one simple meme

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From My Pensieve:

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The "activists" never ever want to fix anything.  If they did, they would be out of a job.

They make mouth-noises about the problems but their direct actions do nothing but intensify and exacerbate those problems.  They seek chaos, not relief.

Do not read the media stories that are published about these activists. Look. Watch. Listen. See what they actually do.  You will see that the media is lying to you and that what I just said is true.

Want to see something really sad:

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Imagine all the healing that could be happening right now. All the building.  What these activists are doing is counter to the interests of the people.  It is counter to the interests of civilization. Counter to the interests of life.

Follow the money - the border

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Not surprising - from the Washington Examiner:

Ron Johnson launches investigation into $600M worth of no-bid contracts given to group with Biden ties
A Senate Republican has launched an investigation into the Biden administration's awards of two no-bid contracts for handling migrants, worth more than $600 million, to an organization whose senior director has ties to top Biden officials.

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Health and Human Services to turn over all emails related to the contracts, as well as “any communications” between and among ICE and HHS employees or representatives of Family Endeavors, the group that was given the two massive contracts.

Someday, I would like to know who is making all the money off this.  Who is paying for the migrants to come here, who is profiting.  There is a huge scandal happening right under our noses and nobody is reporting on it.

Good to know - plan for the future

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Looks like the 'rona is going to be with us for a long long time.
From America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

'It Is Still Not Safe To Go Outside,' Says Fauci's Head In A Jar In Year 2739
An intercepted transmission that appears to be from the year 2739 shows footage of Dr. Anthony Fauci -- or rather, just his head, which has been preserved in a jar. In the video from the future, Fauci says it's still not safe to go outside, go to movie theaters, or eat indoors.

"Honestly, even if you've been immunized and are quadruple-masking, per current recommendations, I don't think I would risk it," he said. "Although we eradicated the virus some seven centuries ago, we can't be too careful. We must remain vigilant."

"If we let up even a little bit, we could end up right back where we were in 2020."

More at the site and the last sentence nails it:

Despite the grim outlook for the pandemic 700 years in the future, Fauci says he is optimistic that he will remain in the public spotlight at least until the heat death of the universe.

He is another grifter.  No real substance to his career.  Graduated Med School and went right into administration.

Looks like even the color of your skin will not be enough to avoid the purge.
Content of character went by the wayside decades ago.
From The London Daily Mail:

Twitter BANS black reporter for criticizing BLM founder for buying $1.4m home in '88% white LA neighborhood' - as he slams big tech for making the movement a 'sacred cow despite its financial GRIFT'

    • Patrisse Cullors, 37, has bought an expansive property in Topanga Canyon
    • The district in which the BLM founder will now live is 88% white and 1.8% black
    • Critics accused her of abandoning her social justice and activist roots
    • Sports journalist Jason Whitlock was among those remarking on her purchase
    • Twitter on Friday locked him out of his account in response to his tweet
    • Whitlock told DailyMail.com he remains blocked by the social media network
    • Twitter is demanding he delete his tweet linking to a celebrity real estate blog
    • Whitlock says he remains 'in Twitter jail, because I won't post bail'
    • The action is the latest draconian step in censorship by the Silicon Valley firm

A prominent black sports journalist barred from Twitter for the 'crime' of discussing the $1.4 million house bought by a Black Lives Matter co-founder slammed the company for trying to silence legitimate debate.

Jason Whitlock, 53, told DailyMail.com on Monday that Twitter was 'going too far' by blocking him from posting to his account, which has nearly 450,000 followers.

The censorship by Twitter comes as social media companies, including Twitter and Facebook, have increasingly 'de-platformed' figures who stray too far from opinions they consider acceptable.

'BLM is one of Big Tech's sacred cows,' Whitlock told DailyMail.com 'I’ve been harping on the fraudulence and the financial grift of BLM for years.'

'I think Twitter has been looking for an excuse to de-platform me,' he said.

Pure marxism - grift and power.  Everything for the people until you cement your position at the top. Then?
Screw the people. Time and time again. Russia? Cuba? China? Venezuela? All the same.

The advantage with marxism is that it sounds reasonable to dumb people. They buy into it and enable the tyrant their power.

Turns out she has been spending a lot more money on other real estate - from The New York Post:

Inside BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ million-dollar real-estate buying binge
As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group’s co-founder went on a real estate-buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.

The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles, according to a report. The 2,370 square-foot property features “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.

It's all about political power and self-enrichment. She is telling "her people" what they want to hear - that she is leading them.  That she cares for them.  They are sending her money for "the cause". As soon as she cements her power, screw them and take over.  Communism - it sounds good to dummies.

It's all in the name

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Cages despite what you call it - from Gary Varvel

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Aaaand here we go - power grabbing

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Grab the guns and force them to take vaccinations. Population control. Classic communist tactics.
22 seconds of video from CBS News - the last few seconds is the kicker: "only those vaccinated against Covid"

And this excerpt from ABC News - Gonsalves is Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves:

Many worried that evacuation efforts would be hampered by the pandemic, with Gonsalves noting that the cruise ships and other islands would require evacuees to be vaccinated.

Must follow the narrative.  Narrative takes precedence over actual physical safety.  If you fall into a pool of lava, you will die.  If you catch COVID, you have a 99.99% survival rate.  The survival rate for vaccination is a lot worse. Must follow the narrative. Narrative Uber Alles.

From The New York Times:

Michigan’s Virus Cases Are Out of Control, Putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Bind
Nowhere in America is the coronavirus pandemic more out of control than in Michigan.

Outbreaks are ripping through workplaces, restaurants, churches and family weddings. Hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. Officials are reporting more than 7,000 new infections each day, a sevenfold increase from late February. And Michigan is home to nine of the 10 metro areas with the country’s highest recent case rates.

During previous surges in Michigan, a resolute Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shut down businesses and schools as she saw fit — over the din of both praise and protests. But this time, Ms. Whitmer has stopped far short of the sweeping shutdowns that made her a lightning rod.

“Policy change alone won’t change the tide,” Ms. Whitmer said on Friday, as she asked — but did not order — that the public take a two-week break from indoor dining, in-person high school and youth sports. “We need everyone to step up and to take personal responsibility here.”

Heh - lockdowns do not work.  They make matters worse - look at Michigan, New York. California as opposed to Texas or Florida or the Dakotas - much fewer cases per 100,000 people. So now, in a great burst of brilliance, she is calling for "lockdown light"? She says all the right things to get elected but she can not administrate or lead her way out of a wet paper bag.

A good Texas v.s. Michigan post can be found here:

Texas Has Fewer COVID Cases Than Michigan—Despite Nearly 20M More People and No Restrictions

This is an example of factual reporting, not narrative, no computer models.  Truth, data, hard numbers.

Sobering news this morning - Taiwan

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China sees a flacid weakling at the head of this administration and they may be moving.
From CBN News:

Crisis in the Taiwan Strait: Is a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Imminent?
Taiwan's foreign minister warned China on Wednesday that the island nation will defend itself "to the very last day" if attacked.

China has ramped up military operations in the Taiwan Strait significantly and there are fresh fears of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Beijing views the island nation as a renegade province and could be tempted to make a move because according to some experts, Beijing sees the Biden Administration as weak.

This period in our history is going to go down as "crazy time" - definite lead-in with Carter and then the ineffectual Bush dynasty. Downright oppression with Obama, a last bright hope with Trump and circling the drain with Biden.  I have hopes for the mid-terms and for 2024 but a lot can happen between now and then.

What a wonderful way to start the morning - reading this story from The Washington Times:

Biden's DHS chief vows to defend ICE, battle sanctuary cities
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he’s preparing to take on sanctuary cities that refuse to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he wants to see more illegal immigrants face criminal prosecution for jumping the border.

He also rejected abolishing or splitting up ICE, rejecting calls from some in President Biden’s political base to eliminate the government’s deportation agents altogether.

Mr. Mayorkas revealed the hard-line stances last week during a virtual town hall forum with ICE employees. The Washington Times has reviewed notes of the conversation, in which Mr. Mayorkas said he’s working on a new set of deportation guidelines to govern how and when officers can arrest and attempt to deport illegal immigrants.

Pressed by ICE employees worried about public resistance to the agency’s work, Mr. Mayorkas said ICE has a “noble mission.”

“I’m 100% opposed to the abolition of ICE,” he told the employees. “It is the opposite of what I think needs to occur. I think we need to strengthen our policies and practices and communicate more effectively what we do and why we do it.”

Wonderful - standing up to the swamp. Giving some push-back to the liberal fever dream.

I guess if the fraud is so egregious and so public, they have to arrest the perp.
From Cincinnati, Ohio station WCPO:

Three local women, including ex-mayoral hopeful Kelli Prather, charged with PPP fraud
Three Cincinnati women, including former mayoral hopeful Kelli Prather, received hundreds of thousands of dollars from federal pandemic relief funds after lying in their applications, according to federal prosecutors.

Prather, 48; Toni Wright, 34; and Melissa McGhee, 37, each stand charged with bank fraud in connection to their loan applications and could be sentenced to over 30 years in prison.

Prather applied for six Paycheck Protection Program loans — one for each of the six businesses she claimed to own: Enhanced Healthcare Solutions, Life Skills Enhancement, Prather Property Management, Reliable Ambulette Services, Rich Glo Management Services and Tots R Us.

She asked for $600,000 but only received $19,800, according to prosecutors.

According to court documents, Prather spent more than $8,000 on non-business expenses, at places like Kroger, Staples, Krispy Kreme, AAA Car Wash, and Park Place restaurant in Forest Park.

An ex-boyfriend told special agents Prather gave him a check for $8,000 for payment on a Madisonville house she bought previously then put in his name. It needed serious work and was not conducive to housing a business, he told investigators. The Kenwood Road address was used on the loan application for some of Prather's businesses.

Prather stands charged with bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, making false statements, making false statements in connection to credit or loan applications and false representation of a social security number.

And of course, that old reliable standby:

WCPO reached out to Prather for comment on Tuesday but did not hear back.

I am surprised that they are talking about 30 years.  Of course, being a member of the old boy's club, she will get a slap on the wrist and drop out of public view for a few months but still...

The full complaint (16 pages) can be found here: United States of America v. Kelli Prather

Remember the failure that was the Obama American Reinvestment and Recovery Act?
That worked so well that the Democrats are looking to do it all over again.
A trip down memory lane with Don Surber:

Remember all those shovel-ready jobs that weren't?
Democrats plan to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure. Before we do that, let's look back on the $787 billion Democrats blew the last time they controlled Congress and the presidency.

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act was supposed to save jobs and improve our roads, bridges, and airports.

Obama sold it as a preventative to further job losses. He told ABC, "Here's what we know though, that the sooner a recovery and reinvestment package is in place, the sooner we can start turning the economy around. We can't afford three, four, five, six more months where we're losing half a million jobs per month.

"And the estimates are that if we don't do anything, we could see 4 million jobs lost this year."

Instead we blew nearly a trillion bucks and lost 3,443,000 jobs anyway. The numbers are here.

He said if we did nothing unemployment would hit 9%!

It hit 10%.

In fact, the recovery act slowed down the recovery. The unemployment rate was 7.8% when he took office, and 7.8% when he was re-elected.

In between times was a lot of pain and misery for the people, and pockets lined with cash for Democrats.

Much more at the site - the parallels with the bill that the current administration is trying to ram through are sobering.  Don also reminds us that it was VP Biden who "ran" the first stimulus.  A 12 years younger and less-senile Joe Biden.

Three quotes and a comment

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From No Moss Here:

BIDEN SAYS HIS MASSIVE TAX INCREASE WILL MAKE THE ECONOMY ‘BETTER’
“I do not believe that Washington should do for the people what they can do for themselves through local and private effort.” – John F. Kennedy, 1960

“It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now … Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.” – President John F. Kennedy, 1962

“The final and best means of strengthening demand among consumers and business is to reduce the burden on private income and the deterrence to private initiative which are imposed by our present tax system, and this administration pledged itself last summer to an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in personal and corporate income taxes to be enacted and become effective in 1963.” – President John F. Kennedy

I can see why a socialist shot President Kennedy.

Not surprising at all - from the New York Post:

Study declares AOC one of the least effective members of Congress
She’s the queen of Twitter — but less successful at lawmaking.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among the least effective members of the last Congress according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking — a joint project of Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia.

AOC introduced a total of 21 bills which the center defined as “substantive” — but that is where the story ends. Her legislation received no action in committees, no floor votes, and none ever became law, according to the center, which takes its data from Congress.gov.

“She introduced a lot of bills, but she was not successful at having them receive any sort of action in committee or beyond committee and if they can’t get through committee they cannot pass the House,” Alan Wiseman, a Vanderbilt political scientist and co-director of the center, told The Post.

“It’s clear that she was trying to get her legislative agenda moving and engage with the lawmaking process,” Wiseman added “But she wasn’t as successful as some other members were — even among [other] freshmen — at getting people to pay attention to her legislation.”

As they say in Texas - All Hat and no Cattle. She certainly advances the narrative but that is not to be confused with governance.  Big difference between the two. A difference she is not aware of.

Black Lives Matter was founded by Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza. They are both ardent Marxists and communists.
From Breitbart:

Black Lives Matter Founder Mentored by Ex-Domestic Terrorist Who Worked with Bill Ayers
The co-founder of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, Patrisse Cullors, was the protégé of a communist-supporting domestic terrorist for over a decade, spending years training in political organizing and absorbing the radical Marxist-Leninist ideology which shaped her worldview.

Remember, Obama started his campaign in Ayers' living room and when pressed on this, claimed that Bill was just some guy "who lives in my neighborhood".  Anyway, there is a video from 2015 in which Cullors says (from the New York Post):

“The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers,” she said, referring to BLM co-founder Alicia Garza.

“We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories. And I think that what we really tried to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many black folk,”

Turns out that Alicia has a side-gig.  She is the Principal at Black Futures Lab:

WHO WE ARE
The Black Futures Lab transforms Black communities into constituencies that change the way power operates—locally, statewide and nationally. The problems facing our communities are complex—the solutions require experimentation, innovation and political power. We deserve a government  that represents us, policies that improve our lives, and politics that reflect our lives.

Fun website - professionally designed. Lots of words but very little meaning.  Lots of feel-good handwaving but zero hard data.  "We strive to empower" instead of "From August of 2019 through September of 2021, we did this, this and this".
All promises and no deliverables.

Money - here it gets interesting to say the least. In the upper right of the home page there is a DONATE button:

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Click on that and you go to this page:

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And the third paragraph makes for some very interesting reading:

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The text states:

Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese Progressive Association. CPA is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Our tax identification number is 23-7404756. This contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Seriously?     What. The. Fsck.

How many other organizations seeking to "fundamentally transform" America are also funded by the Chinese?

Tip of the hat to Firehand for the link.

The Capitol Hill whackjob who murdered the Policeman? Muslim. Facebook is scrubbing that fact. Can't go against the narrative. From The Daily Wire:

Facebook Quickly Scrubs Capitol Assailant’s Facebook Page Praising Farrakhan As Jesus
Facebook quickly removed self-described “follower of Farrakhan” Noah Green’s profile page shortly after media identified him Friday as the assailant who was shot dead after driving into U.S. Capitol Police officers and lunging at them with a knife.

Describing himself on the since-deleted page as a follower of the Nation of Islam, the 25-year-old Green effusively praised the radical Farrakhan and his predecessor, Elijah Muhammad, as incarnations of Jesus Christ whose teachings changed his life.

Of course.  The social media sites are in league with the progressives.  Maintain the control over the proles.  Get them on the government dole, living on the Democrat plantation. Thinking what we want them to think.  Saying what we want them to say. Doing what we want them to do.

Must be nice not having to think. Or having to give a shit about what is happening to our Nation.

Good to know where the money is being spent - from America's Newspaper of Record, The Babylon Bee:

Biden Proposes $2 Trillion Infrastructure Project To Build A Tower That Reaches To The Heavens
President Joe Biden is determined to pass a large infrastructure bill, though no one had been certain what infrastructure is so direly needed that trillions must be spent until Biden finally revealed his plans: a giant tower that reaches the heavens.

“Yea, we are of one people,” Biden said, “with fifty votes in the Senate. And nothing will be restrained from us... as long as we get rid of the filibuster. And we have trillions for buying brick for stone -- or at least can have the Fed grant it to us. So let us build a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad at the mid-term elections.”

And so Biden proposed the Tower of Biden, a $2 trillion dollar structure to be taller than any other and prove the government’s superiority at providing jobs by having people build things no one needs. Republicans are opposed to the plan, though, as they call it “wasteful spending” and an “affront to God.”

And there has been some concern that God will take offense. At one point, it even seemed that God had confused people’s language, as many of the people planning the tower started babbling incoherently. It turns out, though, that they were just directly quoting President Biden.

And of course, it will be completed before the deadline and under budget as this new administration is running at Warp Speed.

This keeps me up at night

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Seriously:

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Coming? Hell - some of them are here.

This is my shocked face - from The Federalist:

Pete Buttigieg ‘Bikes’ To Work After SUVs Drive Him Part Of The Way
If you ever wondered what would happen if that white, upper-class student body president, you know the one who used your student activity fees to pay for bike lanes on campus, were actually in charge of a federal bureaucracy, look no further than our Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.

CNN reporter DJ Judd shared a video that appears to show a team of Secret Service agents unloading Buttigieg’s bike from the back of an SUV, then at least two SUVs following him as he mounts the bike and rides to the White House.

More at the site including videos (of course) and this comment about the swamp in general:

While “biking to work” in a way that is neither a shorter nor a more environmentally-conscious commute is extremely on-brand for a millennial college-town mayor-turned-McKinsey consultant, it also perfectly encapsulates the role of D.C. bureaucrats: Devise the more expensive, more complicated path to accomplish a simple task, all for the sake of optics.

These morons are not doing their jobs and working for us. Pete is just one example of the level of moral and intellectual corruption. Time to drain the whole thing and start over.

China is asshoe - the Philippines

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I wrote about the Chinese ships near the Philippines about a week ago.
Looks like they are ramping up - from gCaptain:

Philippines Says Chinese ‘Militia’ Fleet Has Spread in Disputed Waters
Hundreds of Chinese vessels believed to be manned by militias in the South China Sea have spread to a wider area, the Philippines said on Wednesday, defying its demand for the flotilla to be withdrawn immediately.

The Philippines has described the presence of the boats inside its 200-mile exclusive economic zone at Whitsun Reef as “swarming and threatening,” while Canada, Australia, the United States, Japan and others have voiced concern about China’s intentions, prompting rebukes by Beijing.

Chinese diplomats have said the boats were sheltering from rough seas and no militia were aboard.

The USA is the only Nation that could put a stop to this.  And we are saddled with a flaccid *Resident and a corrupt government. Oh Joy.

Time to start learning Mandarin.

Some suggestions from J. P.

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Unintended consequences - face masks

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A scientific communication and a couple more links:

From the Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering comes this communication:

Preventing masks from becoming the next plastic problem
Face masks help prevent the spread of coronavirus and other diseases, and mass masking is recommended by almost all health groups and countries to control the COVID-19 pandemic (Brooks et al., 2020). Recent studies estimated an astounding 129 billion face masks being used globally every month (3 million / minute) and most are disposable face masks made from plastic microfibers (Prata et al., 2020). With increasing reports on inappropriate disposal of masks, it is urgent to recognize this potential environmental threat and prevent it from becoming the next plastic problem.

It is real. It is happening. Photos at this site: The effects of COVID-19 litter on animal life

More on that website here: PPE waste kills animals throughout the entire world

And here: More than 1.5 billion face masks will pollute oceans this year, report says

Such harm from something that does not do any good.  It makes people feel virtuous and is an outward and physical display of their inward and spiritual desire to conform to an authoritarian figure. The outcome of our public school system aided by our complicit media. You are sheep.  We will protect you. You need to be guided.  Nudged.
It is for your own good. Really. Trust us.

Some people enjoy being meddlesome - it makes them feel righteous and better than those poor people.
Let my wisdom guide you into the light.

Two realities - Wuhan Flu

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Reminds me of that saying (two more at the site):

In academia there is no difference between academia and the real world; in the real world there is.

Same thing in politics - two headlines:

One of these is based in reality.  Guess which one.

Some people thought it a good idea. Reality has a different opinion.
From the Los Angeles Metro website:

Here are the two motions approved by Metro Board on Thursday as part of law enforcement contract increase
The Metro Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $36-million increase to Metro’s five-year law enforcement contract with the Los Angeles Police Department, Long Beach Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to cover additional costs through Dec. 31 of this year.

A screen-cap of the full document is at the website.  It is hard to run a big city. Even harder when your hands are tied behind your backs by social ninnies trying their latest "engineering" idea. Where do they get these? The back of a cereal box?

What crisis? No. No crisis here...

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Newspeak on display at Associated Press.  From FOX News:

Associated Press warns staffers not to call influx at southern border a ‘crisis’ in internal memo
The Associated Press agrees with President Biden’s White House that the situation along the U.S. southern border is not a "crisis," and it instructed staffers not to use the dreaded c-word when reporting thousands of unaccompanied children have attempted to enter the country.

Journalist Julio Ricardo Varela tweeted a series of images from an internal memo the AP distributed warning staffers not to call the situation a crisis. The Associated Press confirmed its authenticity in a statement.

"That is indeed is a memo from AP Vice President and Editor-at-Large for Standards John Daniszewski," an AP spokesperson said to Fox News.

We can't have the proles thinking that *Resident Biden is not fully in charge and running things smoothly. The most transparent administration ever.

Say goodbye to Taiwan

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A sad but probable analysis of what communist China will do during the communist Biden administration.  Too tempting a target and, right now, the USA would do fsck-all if China invaded.  From Don Surber:

Red China eyes Taiwan while our military goes for woke
The Fox headlined succinctly summarized why suddenly, after 250 years of protecting the nation, the U.S. military suddenly is concerned about social justice rather than caring about defending the country.

The headline said, "Marine Corps reservist warns that Biden Pentagon's 'woke' rules and priorities endangering U.S. security."

The last three words speak to the goal of the Democrat Party's insistence that the Pentagon embrace transgenderism. Focusing on social policy rather than military performance endangers U.S. security. Democrats bet that losing the next war will benefit them.

The fall of Saigon led to Jimmah Carter and larger Democrat majorities in Congress.

The premature evacuation of the Gulf War led to Bill Clinton.

Iraq led to Obama.

Why in the world would Democrats want to win a war? They win by losing.

Much more at the site - sad but true. The 2022 and 2024 elections are crucial.

About the border

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There must be an interesting power struggle happening behind the scenes.  They are trying to shift the responsibility for the Southern border fiasco over to Kamala Harris and she is having none of it.  From the Washington Examiner:

Kamala Harris 'is not doing the border,' top aide says
A top aide to Vice President Kamala Harris tempered a White House announcement this week that she would oversee efforts to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, a politically fraught task amid the growing crisis.

“The vice president is not doing the border,” Harris's senior adviser and chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders told reporters on Friday, adding that the vice president is strictly dealing with the root causes of migration.

So Harris will be dealing with the "root causes" - that term is certainly vague enough to encompass all sorts of nothing. Wonder who they will sucker in to take the fall for the disasterous conditions. There has to be a sacrificial lamb - this was handled so poorly that someone needs to take the blame.  Can't be our *Resident after all...

But of course - Cuomo

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I would expect nothing less - from the New York State's Albany Times-Union:

Top health officials told to prioritize COVID testing for Cuomo's relatives
High-level members of the state Department of Health were directed last year by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to conduct prioritized coronavirus testing on the governor's relatives as well as influential people with ties to the administration, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Members of Cuomo's family including his brother, his mother and at least one of his sisters were also tested by top health department officials — some several times, the sources said.

The medical officials enlisted to do the testing, which often took place at private residences, included Dr. Eleanor Adams, an epidemiologist who graduated from Harvard Medical School and in August became a special adviser to Zucker. Adams conducted testing on Cuomo's brother Chris at his residence on Long Island, according to the two people.

"If their job was to go test an old lady down in New Rochelle, that’s one thing — that’s actually good," one of the people with knowledge of the matter said. "This was not that."

Rank hath its privileges' but still, this is a blatant overdoing of it. More at the site.  Of course, the very same officials are now trying to spin the story (ie: trying to lie their way out of responsibility for their actions) This is my surprised face...

And it begins - China

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Looks like they are feeling frisky.  Nobody around to tell them no. From the Philippine Manila Sun-Star:

220 Chinese vessels with maritime militia sighted in WPS
OVER 200 fishing vessels believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia were sighted in line formation at the Julian Felipe Reef (Whitsun Reef) on March 7, 2021, the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) said.

In a statement late Saturday night, March 20, the NTF-WPS said the Philippine Coast Guard confirmed the presence of “around 220 Chinese fishing vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel.”

The Chinese vessels massed at the reef showed no actual fishing activities and had their full white lights turned on at night despite the clear weather.

“The NTF-WPS notes this circumstance as a concern due to the possible overfishing and destruction of the marine environment, as well as risks to safety of navigation,” NTF-WPS said.

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., said he will wait for the recommendation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) before filing a diplomatic protest.

Looks like the Generals need to get their butts in gear.  China is testing the waters with this feint.

Meanwhile, in D.C., *Resident Joe is deciding what to have for breakfast and is fussing because his Depends© is full.

Project Veritas got some photographs from inside of the Texas "Detention Centers".  Here is just one - the silver foil are "space blankets" - keep the kids warm during the nighttime cold temperatures.  No HVAC?

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Here is a photo of Congresswoman Alexandria Occasional-Cortex standing outside the Tornillo Detention Center (actually, outside their parking lot - the fence added a certain je ne sais quoi to the narrative). This was in June of 2019 - protesting President Trump's "Kids in Cages" program.

Unfortunately for her narrative, the program was put in place by President Obama.

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President Trump shut the program down and secured the border. We had orderly immigration and security.  Biden?

Great advice from Patrice Lews at World Net Daily:

How to 'Enjoy the Decline' of America
Are you feeling depressed about the state of the nation? Are you furious with what the radical leftists are trying to impose on America?

I don't know about you, but when I hear things like H.R. 1, nicknamed the "Permanent Democrat Rule Act," which would forever keep Democrats in office, or how the Big Tech billionaires' wealth skyrocketed during a time when millions of Americans lost their jobs and businesses, it just makes me want to weep in frustration. And don't even ask me about the stolen presidential election.

But what can any individual do to change the mighty course of the ship of state, which is headed for a collision with communism? Many are asking the obvious: If our vote doesn't count, why go through the motions of giving a d*mn?

That's the hardest thing to accept: how powerless individual Americans feel in the face of this hegemony among the Five Big Evils (Big Tech, Hollywood, public education, mainstream media, radical leftist politicians). To those of us who treasure the freedoms upon which America was built, this element of hopelessness and helplessness is hard to bear.

Patrice cites two authors and their ideas as well as presenting her own solution:

Much of his advice coincides with the column I wrote last July suggesting a personal defense against the Five Big Evils and how to minimize their impact on our lives. This includes: cultivating multiple income sources, reducing debt, reducing expenses, transitioning to working from home, skipping college (with its leftist indoctrination and crushing student loan debt), hardening your social media position, leaving war-torn urban areas behind, reducing dependency on smart technology, etc.

Been doing this for the last 20 years. I love the use of the term: "Five big evils" - very Maoist. Very Chinese. Very Communist.  Take their propaganda techniques and turn them around. When you are at war - a war of ideas - every weapon is a good weapon.

They have stopped all pretense of Kabuki dance, let alone enforcement. From FOX News:

Border Patrol in Rio Grande Valley releasing illegal crossers into US without court date
Fox News confirmed Sunday that Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) have begun to process and release illegal border crossers who claim asylum without issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA) - allowing them to depart custody without scheduling a court date for a hearing.

The unprecedented move places the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal assistance.

Yeah - like these people are going to voluntarily present themselves at a courthouse and ask for a hearing.  They are already been bussed to some sanctuary city and on the government dole - "free" food, housing, medical care, spending money, schooling, legal aid, etc...  Our tax dollars at work.

A bit more:

Multiple Border Patrol agents confirmed the new process to Fox News, revealing that they have been directed to use prosecutorial discretion (PD) to forgo the hours-long process of paperwork required to issue an NTA amid the surge of migrants at the border.

Instead, migrants are registered into the system with biometrical data taken and largely released into the public - in one instance - at a bus station in McAllen, TX. The processing is being done mostly at a temporary outdoor processing site. Border Patrol agents emphasized that this does not apply to unaccompanied children.

Straight out of Cloward-Piven - overwhelm the system. Crash it and in the ensuing chaos, install your own system.

Really? From FOX News:

Biden giving media 'zero access' to border operations
Award-winning photojournalist John Moore blasted the Biden administration for giving "zero access" to the media to observe Customs and Border Protection operations at the southern border.

Moore took to Twitter to lament the lack of transparency as a surge of migrants trying to enter the country has put a strain on resources.

"I respectfully ask US Customs and Border Protection to stop blocking media access to their border operations," Moore tweeted Friday. "I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now - zero access is granted to media. These long lens images taken from the Mexican side."

This is not some talking head - Moore is a Getty Images correspondent and won the World Press Photo Foundation's 2019 photo of the year

Over 7,000 comments to this article and you can imagine the general subject matter...

And, of course:

Pelosi says Biden has southern border situation 'under control'

Pants on fire. She has to know.  She would not be in such a position of power if she was totally living in a bubble.

That would be my choice too

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From Powerline:

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A bit late but it will be good to see.  Given the non-existent chain of custody, I wonder if the ballots might not have been substituted.  Lots of Demo operatives could have been spending the last four month filling out legitimate-looking Biden ballots.  From the Phoenix, AZ FOX News affiliate:

Arizona State Senate to hand-count 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate announced March 18 they now intend to do a complete recount of 2.1 million ballots in the state’s most populous county to ensure that President Joe Biden’s November win was legitimate.

Senate President Karen Fann had been pushing for a "full forensic audit" of Maricopa County’s election result and won a court order on Feb. 26 granting the Senate access to the ballots and tabulation machines. But she had never acknowledged until this week that she wanted a full recount, something state law doesn’t allow except in narrow circumstances.

Good - everything points to fraud.  It will be interesting to see just how much fraud they thought they could get away with.

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