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As a U.S. senator, let me be frank: inflation isn’t going away anytime soon. Just look around: egg prices have increased 70% over the last year. The price of beef is expected to rise 3.7 percent in 2023. And a Mercedes-Benz C300 will put your cronies out $48,250 – and that only gets you the coupe.
If that doesn’t get your attention, consider that the U.S. debt is greater than the entire gross domestic product for the first time since World War II. And when you learn the price tag for our plans to turn Russia into a Jeffersonian democracy, well, let’s just say that simple austerity would be welcome in comparison.
That’s why I invest in gold. And not just any gold, mind you but actual, physical ingots. The real McCoy, baby!
Biden apologists on the left and center-right point to a list of international institutions that believed Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma, was corrupt and had to go. These institutions comprise a Who’s-Who list designed to dazzle the Frums and Frenches of the world: the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the G-7, and many more. “Everyone in the Western community wanted Shokin sacked…” senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Anders Aslund told the Wall Street Journal. At the risk of putting too fine a point on it, Aslund went so far as to include something called the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Well, if the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is onboard, say no more…
Readers may be forgiven for thinking that this argument from authority is just more fake news of the “51 former intelligence officials” variety. That’s because it is. More to the point, it is an attempt to recast then-Vice President Biden’s threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine not as a rogue threat, but a simple extension of Obama administration policy.
When the chips are down, I pride myself on being the optimist at the table. I have followed the work of Comer and his Oversight Committee, anxiously watching the progress of their investigation, and been amazed at the results: corruption of several Biden family members, shell committees with no purpose, millions of dollars into Biden family bank accounts—the list goes on. But after these results were reported, after months of tedious review of the data and interviews of people connected to the story, the New York Times finally clarified the true situation for me when they said there was no evidence of wrongdoing:
Nothing will happen to Biden or his family.
I knew that the evidence of media collusion was overwhelming, but I had to hope that someone—anyone—in the legacy media at a large newspaper would start the ball rolling. After all, this despicable series of events is the story of the decade, if not the century. Hundreds of lies have been told. Crimes have been ignored. Millions of dollars have been exchanged. Collusion with international figures has been identified.
This article in Tablet informs me that a powerful Biden ally is a major donor to the National Archives. David M. Rubenstein funded a gallery named after himself there. There’s also a David M. Rubenstein Center at the White House Historical Center. How does that work, that a private citizen donates money to openly purchases […]
I say this from a blood-pressure self-care standpoint, specifically stemming from the Main Feed post by Locke On about the state of play in the Ukraine conflict. (To say nothing of the tenor of about ninety-nine percent of the discussion thread.) Glad, at least, to have seen Hang On and Unsk bravely and doggedly taking […]
Well, not necessarily but…
There is a melancholy feeling of late. Somehow we are facing the end of western civilization. But is it really? For that matter, if it were the end, would we actually recognize it as such? Even a modest familiarity with world history tells us that we are hardly the first to face that question. It might be obvious if we were Romans in Britain in 410 AD, when the order came from Rome for the last legions to leave. Then a hard decision was needed; pack up and go, or stay and take your chances. Even more obvious would be to be in Constantinople in May 1453. Then Mehmet’s great gun pounding at the city walls would make the message clear.
Andy McCarthy makes a good argument in the NY Post that the raid on Mar-A-Lago was an industrial-scale fishing expedition. For exactly what, I don’t know. I don’t think the DoJ knows either.
The left is terrified by the thought of PDT v2 (or PRDS, but they aren’t nearly as ready to act against him. DeSantis will have to wait, for now.) The Jan. 6 hearings are an embarrassing flop — they won’t stop Trump that way without something new.
“The problem is not that the system has become corrupt, but that corruption has become the system.” – Joe Mannix
Today, over 60% of Americans view the Federal government as corrupt. That is up from 44% in 2017, a dramatic rise. We see plenty of evidence of it every day; a two-tiered justice system, laws and government handouts that favor a small elite, casual disregard of statute law by federal officials. Even on local levels, it has become endemic. No one is held responsible for rising crime in our big cities. Even in small-town America, accountability seems absent. Not one person has been fired over the screwups in Uvalde that led to the death of 19 children. Corruption has become the system.
Rough week for the DOJ. First, a January 6th defendant is acquitted on the legal principle that you can’t convict someone of trespassing if you let them in in the first place, and now a jury has acquitted two defendants and deadlocked on two more in the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot. Specifically, the kidnapping plot that was instigated by FBI undercover agents and paid informants. One of the FBI Agents involved in the case was subsequently arrested on domestic abuse charges.
The FBI’s conduct in this case was egregious. The FBI and its informants instigated the plot, moved to entrap the participants, and tried to destroy exculpatory evidence.
Join Jim and Greg as they roll their eyes at the overdue admission from the New York Times that the Hunter Biden laptop was not Russian misinformation, but a real story as the New York Post reported in October 2020. They shame the United Nations for being an expensive “Debate Society” that has proven itself completely useless in solving international issues. And despite its long record of evil, including the targeting and killing of American troops, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may soon lose its “Foreign Terrorist Organization” tag as part of the ongoing nuclear negotiations.
I probably watch too many crime dramas. You know the type. Some drug lord gets what he or she wants by threatening a victim’ s family if they don’t do the drug lord’s bidding. Or, alternatively, they act like China and pour money into some politician’s pocket or campaign to curry favor and make certain […]
Join Jim and Greg as they assess the newest poll on the Florida governor’s race that shows Ron DeSantis with a solid lead. They also cheer as D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser drops the vaccine and mask mandates amid economic pressure and low COVID numbers. And Biden Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm refuses to answer questions about her stock holdings because, “The planet is warming faster than ever”.
According to the Politico article, USCP analysts had been directed by Julie Farnam, the acting director of USCP’s Intelligence and Interagency Coordination Division, to “run ‘background checks on people whom lawmakers planned to meet, including donors and associates.”
Springfield, Ill – The Land of Lincoln has been inundated with a rising tide of former governors as state penitentiaries released hundreds of convicts over concerns of the latest Covid variant Omicron, referred to by local residents as “Omi-crony.” In Chicago, residents were forced to evacuate their homes as basements became flooded with the likes of George Ryan (R., racketeering) and Rod Blagojevich (D., lying to federal agents.)
Downstate, what few residents remain in the formerly thriving port city of Cairo, were forced onto rooftops as the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers overflowed their banks with the addition of former Illinois governors Otto Kerner (D., mail fraud, conspiracy, perjury) and Dan Walker (D., bank fraud, filing false financial statements.)
At press time, current Illinois governor and billionaire J.B. Pritzker had declared a state of emergency in order to receive federal funds for purchasing a new home on high ground.
“Under capitalism, the rich grow powerful. Under socialism, the powerful grow rich — and everyone else grows poor.” – Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit)
Why is socialism growing more powerful in the United States? Because it directly benefits the gentry class: those running the country and those supporting them. This includes not just the political elite, but also the upper-middle-class, credentialed workers who work white-collar jobs – management and technology. The folks who can work remotely and get all their wants and needs delivered to their door.
Mollie Hemingway wrote a solid, well-researched book on the Kavanaugh hearings, and now it looks like she’s going to do it again to the 2020 election: “Mollie Hemingway Is Writing the 2020 Election Book the Media Don’t Want You to Read.”
The book will include interviews from lawyers, campaign activists, and election officials who were on the ground in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and other swing states. It will include discussions with elected lawmakers from across the country, including senators and members of Congress, about the importance of election integrity.
It’s my contention that the presidential election on Nov 3 was clearly and without a doubt stolen by the Democratic Party and it’s allies including social media like Facebook, the voting machine companies and even allies in the US government like the FBI. The Democrats are trying to cement their thievery for future elections in […]