Thursday, June 30, 2022

Fr. Rutler on (Liberation Theo) Ideologues

The passage I'm quoting here is from Fr. Rutler's book Reflections of a Post-Modernist Catholic.  I'm taking out the single sentence which addresses 'theology,' because the passage applies elsewhere in spades.

A mistake, possibly the first mistake, of ideologues is not that they dwell exclusively in the realm of ideas.  The opposite is the case:  ideologues congregate everywhere but where ideas breathe free.  In true gnostic fashion, ideologues call everything an idea except an idea.  For one thing, they turn people into ideas of people.  If the man is their idea of a man, he can do nothing wrong:  his crimes are faux pas; his lies are witty; his stupidity is charmingly rustic.  But if the man is not their idea of a man, he can do nothing right:  his education is too frail or too fancy; his motives are too blatant or too byzantine; his moustache is too straggly or too stylish; and if he does not act superior, it is because is is inferior.......Intellectual opponents, then, are inhuman enemies of the ineffable idea.  There is no point to debate:  the plan is to conquer.  There was a time when debate was a way to make friends; it has become the opposite.  The fiery Edwardian debates followed by a round of spiked punch have become anemic 'dialogues' followed by a round of spiked punches.

By and large, "liberation theology" ideologues are dead, (but not without lingering influence in the corner office of the Vatican.)

But political ideologues?  They occupy every square inch of the current White House and acres of other offices in D.C., and what Fr. Rutler has to say about ideologues certainly fits them.

Lots More 2A Rights Restored!!

Wauck has the story.

SCOTUS overturns mag bans, assault weapons ban, and carry ban, tells appellate courts "Go back and redo in light of what we said in Bruen."

What this means: The 9th Circuit upheld CA's mag ban and HI's carry ban. SCOTUS overturned those rulings, and the 9th Circuit now has to apply text, history, and tradition to those anti-gun laws.

Same thing with MD's assault weapons ban. The 4th Circuit ruling upholding it has been reversed, and the lower court has to redo based on the actual text of the 2A. This spells doom for assault weapons bans.... --quoting Nat'l Ass'n for Gun Rights

Thomas & Co. knocked down the "two-step" theory used in dozens of gun-rights cases.  The second step was always the obstacle, because it endorsed the 'test' (like that of NYC) which--in practice--allowed the City/County/State to deny the applicant based on........whatever they damn well pleased.

Not good enough for a FUNDAMENTAL right.

Durham Succeeds!!!!

Another note from Surber:

..."Special Counsel John Durham has failed to beat the 5-year federal statute of limitations to indict any FBI officials/agents related to the fourth & final invalid application for wiretap warrant to spy on Trump adviser Carter Page OK'd by FISA court on June 29, 2017."...--quoting Paul Sperry

Surber remarks:

Well played, Bullshit Durham. Well played.

Surber is FAR too kind about Durham.

Words of Wisdom From Surber

This guy is wicked good.

... This time when Democrats secede, we should let them go....

Not enough space on the whole Internet to list the reasons.

Old Fool Pushing Hard for (Nuclear?) War. Why?

 There's a reason for this.

...the U.S. is moving troops from the 101st Airborne ‘screaming eagles’ into NATO allied countries on the western border of Ukraine.   This is the first deployment of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Europe in 80 years.  As noted by base reporting, “Elements of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and 101st Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, have been assigned to carry out the mission.”...


 ...Biden has announced that six U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are being moved into the Mediterranean Sea to provide air defense missions and the ability to launch cruise missiles well inland into Russia...


... Joe Biden is sending “two additional F-35 squadrons to the UK, and station additional air defense and other capabilities in Germany and in Italy.”...

As Last Refuge notes, none of this is defensive.  It is all offensive.

The reason?

War is very good for incumbent Presidents.  Historically, the electorate has retained Presidents during war.

And Biden has not finished demolishing the United States.  He will need a second term during which he can finish reducing the population to utter poverty, prevent them from driving and heating and cooling their homes, and jail dissidents, no trial needed.

That's why.

Further reading:  The Russki perspective, including the prediction that the war will get intense in (you guessed it) 2024--an election year.  Whether it's about global hegemony, or only about WEF's "Great Reset," is irrelevant--if the nukes are flying.

UPDATE:  Wauck is not terribly worried.

Red China's Newest Bio-Weapon

As though fentanyl and Covid-19 weren't enough....

...After China’s booming export of fentanyl or its precursors to Mexican cartels, a new market has emerged for non-fentanyl synthetic opioids such as nitazenes, also known as benzimidazole opioids such as the synthetic opioid derivative ISO, which are 20 times more potent than fentanyl.

US authorities believe that these drugs are being manufactured in China and shipped to Mexico where they are then smuggled into the US. In March, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning against ISO, as law enforcement agencies advised that the drug might be responsible for the recent rise in overdose fatalities. “Isotonitazene is so strong that it can kill just by coming in contact with someone’s skin or being accidentally inhaled,” stated Moody....Captain's quoting Militant Wire

Having Joe Biden's open border is very good.  For the ChiComs and the cartels.

Not so much for Americans.

What Trump Gaveth, Biden Taketh Away

Last year's July 4th cookout cost 16 cents less than the one of 2020.  That's partly due to reduced demand--after all, our Democrat Diktators were still running 'lockdowns' wherever they could, and Biden's horrific energy-price increases hadn't had an impact.

Things changed.

Biden's 2022 Cost-of-Cookout (CoC)??

TEN DOLLARS HIGHER than last year's.


SCOTUS Smacks Down EPA!

Gee.  We just mentioned the evil EPA and its father.....

The Supreme Court dealt a major blow to President Joe Biden’s climate strategy, ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency has only limited authority to regulate carbon dioxide from power plants.

The ruling means that Biden will face huge obstacles to addressing climate change through executive branch action — on top of Democrats’ failure to get a climate bill through Congress.  --Politico quoted at PowerLine


It's also damned good timing, as gas- and coal-fired plants are clearly a necessary, not optional, part of the electric power equation in this country.

Biden to KO Permian Basin Drilling?

It fits his pattern.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering labeling the United States’ largest oil field in violation of ozone pollution standards, threatening drilling operations in the region and, by extension, domestic oil production.

The proposed regulations take aim at the Permian Basin, the largest oil field in the United States, accounting for 95,000,000 gallons of gasoline per day or 40% of the oil produced domestically, according to the Texas Governor’s Office....

EPA.  Why Nixon should be Hell.

Oconomowoc BoEd: "Whoops!!! We Quit!!"

After the local Pravda branch of USAToday flogged half the story, the BoE in Oconomowoc gave up the fight.

...the district said the letter it sent in May to Schweitzer was in the capacity of her being the president of the Wisconsin chapter of No Left Turn in Education.

"While the recipient may also identify as a parent, the letter was clearly not sent to her in that individual capacity," the statement said....

Yah, sure.  Right.

Here's the surrender:

..."We consider this issue closed, and we do not anticipate any further comment on this matter...."

The rest of the story?  That comes from Rick Esenberg, who drilled the Ocon BoE with a letter explaining that they were wrong on every single aspect of their C&D demand.  (You will note that Pravda never provided you with a quote from Esenberg's memo to the Board.)

 "By declaring the matter ‘closed,’ the District appears to have dropped its threat to sue Alexandra for criticizing the District. It’s a shame the District continues to accuse her of spreading misinformation while refusing to explain what it might be or responding to our letter explaining the basis for her statements, but this is still the right outcome and the result we hoped for. Parents should be free to comment on their experiences with their kids’ schools," Esenberg said in the emailed statement.

They can't 'explain' it, Rick--as  you well know.  So they ran away.


GPS? Or Guardian Angel??

There are two ways to look at this story.

A confused GPS unit that led to a wrong turn combined with quick thinking from a We Energies utility worker saved the life of a Dane County grandmother about a month ago. ...

...On June 1, he was supposed to be in Monroe, but while taking backroads near Mount Horeb, his GPS recalculated, sending him about a mile off course, and  led him to the accident scene. ...

The GPS, eh?

Well, that's what the secularists would have you believe.  

We think that the woman's guardian angel 'recalculated' that GPS.

The Confusion of Muskego "Educators"

So there's an AP English offering at Muskego High.  Good!!  Shakespeare, Dryden, Eliot, Forster, Donne, Frost, Dickinson, Twain, that, no?


...The reading list for a Muskego High School English class has become a national talking point after district leaders said staff had to reconsider their selection of a book that delves into the U.S. incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

District leaders have denied interview requests and issued a vague statement about why the book, “When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka, isn't moving forward as part of the Accelerated English curriculum. ...

We agree that a book about Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (D) internal prison camps (let's not forget his camp for Italians!!) is a valuable bit of education.  In fact, that experience is being repeated now, with the imprisonment of Americans over a trespassing offense or the crime of "disagreeing with Nancy and Joe."

But that's HISTORY, not English.

This is clearly a well-meant but horribly misplaced item.  Some history teacher over there should step up and make it part of the history curric.

"Red for Ed" Blowback in AZ

Remember that "red shirt" teachers' protest in Arizona?

That worked out real  well for them.

...HB 2853 passed the Arizona state legislature last week in a party-line vote with only Republicans backing the effort to grant the state's Empowerment Scholarship accounts to all students. Pending the governor's signature, the bill will provide Arizona students of all income brackets with more than $6,000 annually in education scholarships that can be used to cover any sort of school-related expense, including private school tuition, school material expenses, and private tutoring....

Six grand is a little light, but it beats zero.

Wisconsin should be next on that list in February.

Folksy Tony Is Dissed!!!

Tony Evers is a pathetic little twit.

An appointee to the board that controls Wisconsin’s natural resource management policy who refused to leave office when his term expired cannot be removed from his seat without cause or confirmation of a new appointee, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided on Wednesday....

Evers appointed somebody, but the State Senate has not confirmed that person.  So Walker's appointee remains in office and the DNR Board remains in conservative hands.  It's black-letter law, and the case was dismissed WITH prejudice(Another spectacular waste of tax money from Gummi-Bear Kaul.)

So here's Tony:

 ...Evers took umbrage with the court’s decision on Wednesday, issuing a statement accusing the high court and the state Republican Party of disrespecting the basic democratic function of the peaceful transfer of power and denying his qualified appointees the opportunity to serve the state out of partisan gamesmanship.

“Today’s decision continues to underscore the erosion of democratic institutions at the hands of Republicans in this state,” Evers said....

"Erosion of democratic institutions"?  That from a high-ranking member of America's New Stasi Party?

Shove it, Tony.

Scott Fitzgerald's Waste of Your Money

We've smacked Ron Johnson around for pissing away FORTY BILLION dollars on Ukraine.

But let's not forget Scott Fitzgerald, who toadied up to Kevin McCarthy on the same bill.

That's because Scott Fitzgerald--a military veteran--is happy to continue the war until the last Ukrainian is dead.

That may be soon.

...According to a report from Axios earlier this month, up to 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers are being killed or wounded each day, and it was reported this week that Ukraine has now suffered more casualties in the four months since Russia began its attack than there are infantry troops in the entire British Army.

Sam Cranny-Evans, research analyst at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), who is focused on C4ISR – or Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) – noted the statistics on Tuesday.

He tweeted, “Big stat: #Ukraine has lost more troops, killed and wounded, than there are infantry in the British Army.”...

Congratulations, Scott!!!  You've sent FORTY BILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS into a lost cause, and for no good reason at all. 

Does that make you feel good, Scott??

Elmo Now on Death-Watch

We regret to report that after Elmo took The Vaxx, he was hospitalized for acute myocarditis.

He may not survive.

But if he does, he'll never make Little Elmos; it is confirmed that he became sterile, too.

Tucker on FEEBS: He's Right; They're Dishonorable

Tucker went into a rant over the FBI's obviously-political arrests of various Trump supporters (or Biden detractors).

It's a long list.  Besides arrests and 'detentions' which were obviously political--as there were no criminal charges preferred or prosecuted--at least one of them was illegally executed, as the FEEBS didn't present a warrant before seizing a phone.

One of the political prisoners said that he 'didn't blame the agents.'

Carlson, to his credit, disagreed.  

These little Stasi-puppets should have resigned rather than become the secret police.  They didn't.  They broke their oath to preserve and protect the Constitution.  They committed adultery.

Instead, they're preserving and protecting Joe Biden.

Quite a comedown, and it won't be forgotten.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

"KIA Boy" Out on Bail, Steals Another

Why would anyone live in Milwaukee County?

Criminal charges have been filed against one of the participants in the now-viral "Kia Boys" video after the footage showed a car that matched the description of a car reported stolen a few hours earlier.  ...

Since it's on video, the charge should stick.  If Milwaukee's DA and courts get off their collective asses.  Why do we say that?

...Hughes is also is being charged with bail jumping after being arrested on May 30 for an unrelated charge of operating a vehicle without owner's consent. ...

Another stolen car.

Isn't there some fraud statute that could be applied here--like taking a salary and not doing the job?

Meat-Puppet Kaul Sues Wisconsin

This happens to be the same tactic used in Texas.  And sure enough, the lawsuit is filed in Dane County.  So you can expect that the ooooooooooooollllllllllllllld law will be enjoined.

That will be temporary, of course.

It's a desperate ploy for votes for both Kaul and Evers; they think the vast majority of Wisconsin voters are fully in favor of abortion on demand (wrong) and that there's enough juice in the lemon to push them over the top in November (wrong again.)

This is the Democrat Party.  It may take a generation before it recovers from these cretins.  And that's fine.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Whose Flag Are You Saluting?

A friend of mine has mumbled about "corporatocracy" for several years.

He's not wrong.

BlackRock controls more assets than any other investment management firm on Wall Street, with about $10 trillion now under management. (Yes, that’s “trillion” with a “t.”)

BlackRock has used much of this wealth to seize control of sizeable minority stakes in numerous publicly traded companies, making BlackRock and its CEO, Larry Fink, the most powerful forces in corporate America. When BlackRock and Fink speak, Wall Street listens.

There is emerging evidence, however, that BlackRock’s influence is not limited to the corporate and financial spheres. After years of building political alliances and making a laundry list of strategic hires, BlackRock has managed to amass huge amounts of political clout within the Biden administration and U.S. Federal Reserve, allowing them to develop unprecedented strategic partnerships and, according to our new research, gain access to officials in the White House....

Tom Donilon, his brother, his wife, and his daughter--plus a mystery woman--all tight with Sparklefarts and/or Bai-Den, closely connected with the National Security Council and other agencies.

...BlackRock has other connections within the Biden administration as well. For example, Brian Deese, who is now Biden’s National Economic Council director, was formerly global head of sustainable investing at BlackRock. Wally Adeyemo, deputy secretary of the Treasury Department, previously served as chief of staff to BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink.

Speaking of Fink, he, too, appears to have met secretly at the White House. Visitor logs show that on February 8, 2022, just two weeks before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Fink met with Steve Ricchetti, the counselor to the president. Ricchetti served as chairman of Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, and has been described as the “yin to the yang” of Biden’s other highly trusted advisor — Mike Donilon.

Why is the Biden administration frequently meeting with important players at BlackRock? Have other former BlackRock employees been in contact with current BlackRock staff? Have BlackRock’s financial interests impacted public policy? Has advance knowledge of the Biden administration’s policy decisions financially enriched BlackRock? Has classified intelligence on geopolitical events such as the war in Ukraine — and the Biden administration’s response towards Russia — allowed BlackRock to divest itself from riskier holdings?...

While "Who's making money and how?" is a good question, the ones we have here is "Does BlackRock shape US policy, foreign or domestic?" and "Does Biden Regime push its goals through BlackRock share-holdings?"  The latter is very significant.

Yes, that's what lobbying is all about.  But Fink's outfit is not a lobbyist.  It's positioned to push and pull its corporate holdings into doing what The Regime wants them to do--thus, to push/pull American consumers into doing what The Regime prefers.  Think "ESG".  And if you're not a fan of the World Economic Forum of "Great Reset" fame, you have another reason to question this cozy arrangement.

Question away!

The NO-Energy President

Has nothing to do with his personal flaccidity.

Just now Biden said: “We need more refining capacity” and “This idea they don’t have oil to drill & to bring up is simply not true.” In fact, Biden killed a refinery on May 14 and killed a 1M acre oil & gas lease in Alaska in May 12.

So it's back to beating up gas-station owners and making stupid noises about the gas tax.

It's what Democrats do.

New "Trump Is Cray-Cray" Female

Apparently some 23-y-o office clerk gave testimony today.

“My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with a girl who saw Trump grab the steering wheel. I guess it’s pretty serious.”

Like, wow.  Like really.  Wow.

Coming Soon.....


Feed 'Em? Or Green 'Em??

The West has a dilemma.  Wanna bet on how it's resolved?

The European Union is divided on how to help poorer nations fight a growing food crisis and address shortages of fertilizers caused by the war in Ukraine, with some fearing a plan to invest in plants in Africa would clash with EU green goals....

When the EU and USA sanctioned Russia, the food problem became intense.

The EU has for weeks tried to help its poorer neighbours in Africa and the Middle East to weather the crisis by offering them fresh funds, while trying to convince them EU sanctions against Moscow and Minsk are not to be blamed for the food emergency.

At a summit of EU leaders later this week, the EU was planning a new initiative that would structurally decrease poorer nations’ reliance on Russian fertilisers by helping them develop their own fertiliser plants.

But at a meeting with EU envoys last week, the EU Commission explicitly opposed the text, warning that supporting fertiliser production in developing nations would be inconsistent with the EU energy and environment policies, officials said.

The production of chemical fertilisers has a big impact on the environment and requires large amounts of energy. However, they are crucially effective in boosting agriculture output....

Some of you will recall Congressional testimony about DDT. The Greens opposed DDT, making up wild stories about how it kills birds and other wildlife. Actual science never supported these lies, but Congress banned DDT anyway. When one Green "scientist" was testifying, a Congressman reminded him that a ban on DDT would leave tens of thousands of people in the Third World subject to malaria--a killer disease borne by mosquitos. The "scientist" remarked 'So what? They're just brown people.'

Nothing has changed, has it?  Bill Gates--and Adolf Hitler--would be proud.

Appeals Court Body-Slams Clinton Judge

The "Russia Russia Russia" election bullshit from Hillary remains active in the courts.

A Clinton-appointed judge tossed out a lawsuit in which a woman was (in effect) called a whore-for-Russia--and that she had 'left a conference' in the company of Gen. Mike Flynn.

She sued Stefan Halper (the REAL whore in this case) for his defamatory statement.

The judge tossed out the lawsuit.  That dismissal was appealed.  The Fourth Circuit had something to say about the Clinton judge:

..."We conclude that the court could not have properly concluded that Lokhova's complaint ... had absolutely no chance of success," the appeals court ruled in April in a unanimous 3-0 decision that reversed Brinkema's dismissal of the case and her order of a penalty against Lokhova for filing an allegedly frivolous lawsuit.

"We conclude that the district court abused its discretion in finding Lokhova's complaint frivolous and concluding on that basis that its filing violated Rule 11," the appeals court ruled. "The judgment of the district court — as reflected in its orders of May 5, 2021 and July 9, 2021 — is therefore reversed and the case remanded for further proceedings."...

That was a unanimous ruling. 

Now why, oh why, would a Clinton judge dismiss a case against a Clinton whore (Halper) in a case which could expose the whole Clinton sedition scheme?

Just askin'......

The Law Is So Oooooooold!

The Wisconsin statute that outlaws abortion (life of the mother exception) is not valid because it's old.


(What about the other manslaughter offenses, written at the same time?  Never mind.)

BabyKiller lawyers will undoubtedly sue the State in a Dane County court and--if you're a betting man--you can safely bet that a Dane County judge will agree:  old is invalid.

Might even be an old judge who makes that decision.

Ron Johnson's Selective Inflation Problem

Sen. Ron Johnson has this little contradiction-problem.

Here, the Senator talks about 'printing money the US doesn't have' which 'causes inflation.'  That's true, of course.

But only a few weeks ago, Sen. Ron Johnson voted to spend FORTY BILLION DOLLARS on Ukraine (a lost cause)--which requires the US to print money we don't have, causing inflation.

And Zelenskiy wants more!

Zelenskyy is now calling for $5 billion dollars a month to pay his bureaucrats. That’s just for office personnel. That’s in addition to the $100 billion US and EU funds to keep the doomed military going.

This isn’t sustainable.

Ukraine has lost its ports and vast areas of land, leaving it a rump nation. They have zero chance of regaining territory.

 On balance, RoJo is better at representing Wisconsin than would be "Silver Spoon" Lasry or the clown sitting in the Lt. Gov. chair pretending to 'work,'

But Ron shouldn't be putting on a halo about 'printing dollars'.  He does it when he wants to, foolish or not.

The Best Approach to Lifesaving

Great meme here:

Monday, June 27, 2022

'Silver Spoon Lasry' Gets Whacked by Dems

Interesting.  Apparently all those anti-millionaire commercials Lesser Mandela is running had an effect!

...Democratic Party of Wisconsin conventioneers voting in a straw poll narrowly backed Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes over state Treasurer Sarah Godlewski for the party’s 2022 U.S. Senate nomination.

Barnes was favored by 121, or 32.4 percent, of the 373 delegates and registered guests who cast a vote for U.S. Senate in the straw poll, while Godlewski was backed by 119, or 31.9 percent.

Alex Lasry, on leave from his job with the Milwaukee Bucks, was third at 15.5 percent...

Well, SOME effect.  After all, Godlewski's a millionaire, too.  

Adjust your sights, Mandela!!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Whither NATO? Down the Tubes. Thank God!

 Col. Douglas MacGregor:

I think that NATO is weaker than ever. The unity you're seeing is a facade, at best. Macron was absolutely right, and he was not the first to make those statements. The United States does not have allies in Europe. It has military dependencies. There is one country in Europe that is capable of fielding significant military power and dominating the scene if necessary, and that is Germany. Germany, today, is what it was before World War II and World War I. It is the dominant power, regional power, and, to a large extent, an international power.

Weltwoche: Economically speaking... 

Macgregor: Yes. But it could become everything else overnight if it chose to do so. Nothing, fundamentally, has changed in that regard. 

On Sweden and Finland, I don’t think they are going to join, because I don't see much evidence that Turkey (which objects to granting membership to the two) is going to change its position. 

I have watched NATO from the inside and have seen it being extremely dysfunctional. Over and over again, the Europeans were never able to agree that any one European state would take the lead on much of anything. They never built the capabilities that were necessary to defend European interests. So, they defaulted to America's enormous investment in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Europe was effectively defenseless without the United States. 

A series of American presidents have enjoyed that condition because we suffer in the United States from what I would call, “national narcissism.” It is flattering to us to think of ourselves as this great imperial power that protects and dominates everyone. I think that's going to change because, quite frankly, we don't have the funds or the resources to maintain this level of military investment in perpetuity. In fact, I think we're coming to the end of it. When we hit the end of it, you're going to see a massive withdrawal of U.S. forces from all over the world.

Weltwoche: Russia has been saying for years that it sees NATO’s enlargement as an existential threat. If the alliance is as weak as you say, Russia has nothing to fear, has it? 

Macgregor: Russia is not afraid of the Europeans and never was. Russia always saw the European states as entirely subservient to, and dependent upon, Washington. NATO is the United States-led alliance. As long as we are seen as the dominant power in Europe and unambiguously hostile to Russia, then, yes, Russia is going to view what happens under the broad title of “NATO” as an existential threat to Russia.

Class dismissed. 

HT:  Meaning in History

More "Never DISproved" on the '20 Steal

Actually, this is not "more."

It's been in print for quite some time, and we referenced it months ago.

But just as a reminder, here are a couple of grafs:

...There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day. Both sides would come to see it as a sort of implicit bargain–inspired by the summer’s massive, sometimes destructive racial-justice protests–in which the forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy.

 The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election–an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted. For more than a year, a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under simultaneous attack from a remorseless pandemic and an autocratically inclined President. Though much of this activity took place on the left, it was separate from the Biden campaign and crossed ideological lines, with crucial contributions by nonpartisan and conservative actors. The scenario the shadow campaigners were desperate to stop was not a Trump victory. It was an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all, a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding.

 They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result. “The untold story of the election is the thousands of people of both parties who accomplished the triumph of American democracy at its very foundation,” says Norm Eisen, a prominent lawyer and former Obama Administration official who recruited Republicans and Democrats to the board of the Voter Protection Program....

That's never been DISPROVEN by anyone, has it?

And if that's not a conspiracy, nothing is.   No "theory" here at all.

The Dems Took a Pass On Abortion Legislation

Here's a little item which is significant on the abortion question.

“Throughout my career, I’ve been a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice, and have consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America. … And I will continue to defend this right by passing the Freedom of Choice Act as president.”  [President Sparklefarts] Nothing to sign; bill has fizzled. “After initially vowing to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, President Barack Obama quickly said it’s not his ‘highest legislative priority.’ That was in March 2009. Since then, it has scarcely been mentioned. A version of the bill was last introduced in Congress in 2007, and no new bill has appeared since.”

Two very savvy observers chime in:

“Apparently the Dems’ veto-proof majority from 2009-2011 still didn’t have enough votes to codify Roe. Or they just didn’t want to do it. Methinks the Dem support for abortion isn’t as deep as the media portrays it.”

Or maybe they wanted to keep their voters scared more than they wanted to give their voters what they promised.

The second comment is from Glenn Reynolds.  I think both are correct:  there are not umpty-thousand pro-abort demonstrators in Wisconsin, and nationally, the numbers are relatively small, too.  The MSM has done its best to obscure that by running tight-focused camera coverage which makes the crowds look large--but they aren't.  Violent, yes?  Large?  Not so much.

As to Reynold's observation:  of COURSE that's what they're doing.  You finance your campaign by threatening over issues, and you can't threaten something if it's a decided issue.  So you never decide it.

Why do you think they hated Trump?

He decided stuff. 

'In Retrospect....', He Said, Ruefully

Wikler is right.

...Democrats largely focused on federal politics....Democrats may have won the popular presidential vote in five out of the last six elections, but Republicans control 23 state legislatures while Democrats lead 14...

Yah, playing for the Totalitarian Victory wasn't too smart, was it, Benny?

...In Wisconsin, Democrats hold virtually every statewide office, including governor. Yet, waves of gerrymandering have left Republicans with close to a supermajority in the State Senate and Assembly. That means an abortion ban that was passed in 1849, when only white men could vote, is set to go back into force now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. 'Because the structure of Wisconsin’s ultragerrymandered maps are so rigged against small-d democracy, we are going to have a law on the books that the overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites oppose,...

Funny, that.  "Small-d democracy" elected all those nasty, brutish, Republicans, Benny.  Then "small-d democracy" set up district boundaries, Benny.  So let's be honest here, Benny:  you don't want "small-d democracy."  You want Big City Rule, just like your national ambition to eradicate the Electoral College in favor of 'majority vote' would erase the voters in about 40 States from the elections.

And by the way, Benny:  Democrats only won FOUR of the last six Presidentials.

HT:  Althouse

Betting on Retail Stocks? Umnnnhhh.....

In the near-term (through at least the first half of '23, probably through all of '24), retail stocks are not really where you want to be.

...There could be an increase in distressed retailers beginning later this year, experts say, as ballooning prices dent demand for certain goods, stores contend with bloated inventory levels and a potential recession looms.

[…] The latest retail sales data shows where consumers are pulling back the most. Advance retail and food service spending fell 0.3% in May versus the prior month, the Commerce Department reported last week. Furniture and home furnishings retailers, electronics and appliances stores, and health- and personal-care chains all saw month-over-month declines....
--CNBC quoted at Last Refuge

Not only that, but there is noticeably less foot-traffic in retail stores, meaning 'impulse buys' are not happening as often.

As a result of BidenFlation in food and fuel prices, customers bought six percent less items in the last quarter compared to '21.  We had mentioned that a major Midwestern car dealership (50++ outlets) took a THIRTY percent reduction in units sold y/o/y, too--but unlike Target, Kohl's, Abercrombie, and Wally-World, car-dealer margins are up and are likely to remain high.

For 'regular' retailers:  not so much,.

...Rising inventory levels are also on bankruptcy advisors’ radar because they have the potential to lead to much bigger problems. Retailers from Gap to Abercrombie & Fitch to Kohl’s have said in recent weeks that they have too much stuff after shipments arrived late and consumers abruptly changed what they were shopping for.

Target said earlier this month that it’s planning markdowns and canceling some orders to try to get rid of unwanted merchandise. As other retailers follow suit, profits are going to contract in the near term, said Joseph Malfitano, founder of turnaround and restructuring firm Malfitano Partners.

And when a retailer’s profit margins shrink as its inventories are reappraised — a routine practice in the industry — those inventories won’t be worth as much, Malfitano explained. A company’s borrowing base could fall as a result, he said....

But but but Biden got 81 million votes!


The Opportunity for Germany

The Chancellor of Germany has a tremendous opportunity here.

...The chancellor [of Germany] said the G7 leaders would discuss the current situation triggered by the war “and at the same time ensure that we stop man-made climate change.”...--quoted at Last Refuge

The US pushed NATO countries into a suicide pact by attempting to strangle the Russian economy through a boycott of Russian natural gas and petroleum.  That bright idea came to fruition when Russia agreed by slowly closing the valves on the pipelines.

This is Germany's opportunity to Go Green!!  Germany can now prove to the rest of the 'civilized world' that using carbon-based product for heat and electricity is NOT NECESSARY; that windmills, solar panels, and massive battery-complexes can do the job and save the world.

Biden should encourage Germany to take advantage of this gift, and expand it to Poland, Britain, France, and--in particular--to Sweden, home of Greta Thunberg.

Many great things are accomplished in adversity!!  Go for it!!

The Curious Case of Rachel Powell

Some animals are more equal.

This is just the 'good questions' graf....plenty more at the top of the story.

...Why was the woman, with no history of violence and up until 2020, had no interest in supporting Donald Trump at the Capitol with an ice axe and battering ram? How was she able to share such intricate details about the layout of the Capitol with people inside? And why does the media no longer care about her story? Should someone ask Ray Epps if he knows Rachel Powell?...

How many FEEB 'informants', Capitol Cop undercovers, and Friends of Nancy were there, anyway?

Demonstrations About Roe? Not Really

Sam Faddis is ex-CIA, which gives him knowledge of how revolutions work--and who's running things.  (After all, the CIA has run a lot of revolutions in third-world countries.)

Faddis chose to be on the side of real Americans after his retirement.  Now he writes to expose the reality.

...In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we have already seen the mobilization of radical groups in our streets. These are the exact same groups that burned our cities in the run-up to the 2020 election. They are organized and dedicated and more powerful than ever.

Abortion is a pretext for these groups. Their real objective is the violent overthrow of the existing social, economic and political order. Our government is not acting to stop them, and, in fact, is encouraging this violence as a political tactic. This is not fantasy. This is not a conspiracy theory.

This is as real as it gets. This is what a real revolution looks like....

That's the concluding portion of an essay in which Faddis also runs through the 'revolutionaries' checklist'.  If you pay close attention, you'll notice that the same faces showed up for the 'mostly peaceful' riots during the Trump Administration.

They don't give a flying damn about Roe, nor the Democrat-run sh**-hole cities they're tearing up, nor the people IN those cities.  They care only about tearing apart the US.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Democrats

Cadged from Eternal Sunshine

Democrats believe in four rules:

  1. They are better than you in every way.

  2. They are factually, morally and ethically correct about everything, all the time.

  3. Their ideology is so infallible, it must be mandated, by force of law – or simply by force. Everyone must follow their dictates, no exceptions.

  4. Any deviation from the first three rules is to be punished with destruction.

Michels Gets It Right

Tim Michels:


Illinois. What Can We Say?

You can rest assured that the Wisconsin Road Builders are green with envy.

...After the second hike on July 1, 2023, the gas tax in Illinois is expected to hit 45.2 cents per gallon. That doesn't include that state's 6.25% sales tax that is assessed on top of every dollar of gasoline purchased in Illinois, not just every gallon....

Not hard to notice that, either; just drive across the border and look at the signs.

More Edit-by-Deletion from Local Rag

It's not what the 'news' DOES tell you.

It's what the 'news' does NOT tell you.

...Lauren Windsor, a liberal activist known for her hidden camera exposés targeting Republicans, began videotaping Johnson after he got off a plane from Washington, D.C....

A 'liberal activist,' eh?  Well, that's HALF the story.

Lauren Windsor is an American advocacy journalist and political consultant.[1] She focuses primarily on Wall Street reform, money-in-politics corruption, and climate change.  --Wiki

But then, no reporter at Milwaukee Pravda can tell an 'advocacy journalist' from a 'liberal activist'--for the same reason that a fish can't describe water.

John Chisholm: Consistent

If nothing else, John Chisholm (an Elm Grove kid with a Jesuit* education) is consistent.

He doesn't like to prosecute criminals.

Only in Democrat-run America, eh?

*We distinguish "Jesuit" from "Catholic" on this blog for a reason.

Seeing is Believing

Why Vittoria is better than Schutte, too.

Biden vs. First Amendment, Chapter 453

The Bai-Den Regime intends to crush free speech in all circumstances by any means necessary.

It's what Totalitarians (Statists) do.

So here's the latest chapter.

The Biden administration has just proposed a Title IX regulation that would redefine sexual harassment more broadly in schools and universities, to restrict speech that some courts have ruled is protected by the First Amendment. The new definition would discard the current definition used by the Education Department, which is based on a 1999 Supreme Court decision....

A clear and concise discussion follows that graf, demonstrating not only the malevolence of The Regime, but that the regulation is flat-out un-Constitutional on a few different grounds.  

There's a reason it's directed at colleges.  Right now, and for the next 20 years or so, college enrollments are going south.  Pulling Title IX Fed money will precipitate a financial catastrophe for many colleges; they're on the razor's edge today (except for State-supported ones who get their support at the point of a tax-gun.)  But even the State-supported colleges don't want to lose the revenues from sanctioned sport events.....

So the target is soft.  Totalitarians know it and will take advantage, just as they do with their social media sock-puppets who depend on Federal indulgence for their revenues and profits.

Soft targets.  Why do you think they're after your guns?

Whither the Chamber of Commerce?

Interesting speculation from Sen. Hawley here, pursuant to Dobbs.

...One other aspect of that that I think is going to be pretty significant: For years on the conservative side of the ledger, social conservatives have been told that they had to form an alliance with the corporatists, the neo-liberals, in order to get elected. You know we were told repeatedly: “Well, we got to make common cause because if you social conservatives want to have any chance of seeing Roe overruled you’ve got to have conservative judges and justices appointed, so you’ve got to go along with a globalist corporatist program.” I think that alliance is over today.

There’s no reason for social conservatives to go along with a corporatist agenda that frankly never had much support in the country and that you see conservative voters increasingly turning away from. So I think the globalist-corporatist agenda that has been a free rider in the Republican coalition for years now, I think is in serious jeopardy today because what use is that wing, it’s really not even a wing because it doesn’t account for hardly any voters in our coalition....

Ding-Dong, the Roe is Dead!, but Chamber of Commerce outfits like Chase Manhattan. Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Dick's and dozens of others have shown their hands--which are bloody.  

Howell's remarks also apply for Corporatists in Congress such as McConnell.

The political landscape in five years will be clarified and if Hawley is right, it will be very different.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Anent the Utilities' "Green" Plans

Instapundit's Steve Green asks the right question.

Was there ever a “green” policy that wasn’t grift, graft, or fraud?


Ray Epps: The FEEBS' Man in 1/6?

The more you learn about Ray Epps, the more obvious it is that he's likely the FBI's plant in the 1/6 crowd.  There were a lot more FEEB informants, FEEB agents, and DC cops in there, too.

Apparently he was known to the CapCops--raising the possibility that he was Nancy Pelosi's man, not the FBI's.

Either way......never arrested, never charged......hmmmm.

Gwen Moore, Warmonger (!!)

Most people look at Gwen Moore as a mushroom-Democrat with utterly ridiculous eyewear.

She does very little in Congress, so who cares about her?

Russia does.  Why???

...Russia’s barbaric war on Ukraine—and before that on Syria, Libya, Georgia, and Chechnya—has exposed the Russian Federation’s viciously imperial character to the entire world. Its aggression also is catalyzing a long-overdue conversation about Russia’s interior empire, given Moscow’s dominion over many indigenous non-Russian nations, and the brutal extent to which the Kremlin has taken to suppress their national self-expression and self-determination.

Serious and controversial discussions are now underway about reckoning with Russia’s fundamental imperialism and the need to “decolonize” Russia for it to become a viable stakeholder in European security and stability. As the successor to the Soviet Union, which cloaked its colonial agenda in anti-imperial and anti-capitalist nomenclature, Russia has yet to attract appropriate scrutiny for its consistent and oftentimes brutal imperial tendencies....

"De-colonize" means "dis-assemble" the Russian Federation.  IOW, tear it apart into several little pieces.

Gwen Moore is a member of the Commission that wrote that, and that Commission is the Deep State voice of the US!

Well, it matches here eyewear:  utterly ridiculous.

Sure hope her constituents agree that sending their sons and daughters into war with Russia is exactly why they elected 'Eyeglasses' Gwen.

But I doubt it.


Bang-Zowie Owie in PMI

The PMI took a serious body-blow in its June read, dropping from 57.0 (May) to 52.4.

We have not followed PMI closely for about 15 years, but we can NOT recall another time when PMI took that much of a hit.

"Expectations" were for a 56-area print......


That loosely corresponds with what we've heard about sales volume in one of the country's largest auto dealership chains (over 50 outlets, various brands).  They're down THIRTY percent in new-car sales y/o/y June-June.

That was supply, originally; now it's also demand fall-off, as prices are in the stratosphere and financing is getting more.......ahhh........interesting with the rate hikes.

Batten down the hatches.

The Biden Lie-Fest

Speech on the Roe KO is--as usual with Biden--full of lies.

Noteworthy is his claim that today's decision 'will take the country back 150 years' (to State laws, like Wisconsin's, that forbid abortion with life-of-the-mother exceptions.)

No, Joe.

It takes the country back about 4,000 years, to the Decalogue.  Killing the innocent was wrong then and has been ever since, until Roe.

By the way, Joe, there is NO RIGHT TO PRIVACY in the Constitution or any Amendment thereto.

FOAD, Joe.

By the way, the protests in the State Capitol the other day drew about 300 people.  Only 1 news outlet bothered to run pictures, and only 2-3 (of 5 we read daily) bothered to run the story at all.

It's accurate to say that very few care.

Timing Is Everything

PowerLine has this.

Pew: Journalists Suck

Factoid of Least Surprise.

...Per Pew, 65 percent of the nearly 12,000 journalists surveyed say the media do a solid job of “covering the most important stories of the day” and reporting news accurately. But a solid majority of the American public at large has the opposite view, with just 35 percent feeling the same way. That’s a 30-point perception gap.

When asked if journalists perform well when “serving as a watchdog over elected leaders,” 52 percent of journalists agreed. But the number dropped precipitously again when the general public was asked, with less than 3 in 10 agreeing with the assessment.

When asked if journalists manage and correct misinformation consistently, 43 percent of those in the industry said yes, while just 25 percent of the general public agreed....

If you were to ask all the local journalists whether the Wisconsin '20 election was jiggered enough to reverse the outcome, NONE would agree.  One or two might grudgingly concede that "maybe" the WEC's blatantly illegal drop-box scheme was illegal.

Yet they continue to spew, assured by themselves that they are the Righteous Ones.

Baghdad Bob lives!!

Seventy Years of Hell-Court

Yup.  And it took Donald Trump to put Hell back behind its gates--at least partially.

The Warren Court began in 1953; Warren retired from his work of demolishing the US in 1969.

That's forty-six years of destruction.

Burger and Rehnquist didn't reverse that trend; if anything, Burger made it worse.  And until this year, Roberts' machinations and trickery continued the slide.

So from 1953 to this year there have been seventy years of demolition, destruction, and sideline-sitting.


Is it too late?

Marijuana and Violence Go Together

As the worm turns.....

In January 2019, Simon & Schuster published Tell Your Children, my book arguing cannabis use causes psychotic episodes and is likely a significant contributor to schizophrenia (and thus to violence, because untreated psychosis drives violence).

Two three-word sentences summarize the book’s thesis: Cannabis causes psychosis. Psychosis causes violence.

This simple statement stirred a furious media response - not just to the second sentence, but to the first, and not just from cannabis advocates but from nearly the entire non-conservative media....

That was then.  

This is now, from the NYSlimes (!!!!!!!):

 Starting in 2020 she began having mysterious bouts of illness where she would throw up over and over… a gastroenterologist diagnosed her with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, a condition that causes recurrent vomiting in heavy marijuana users.

This woeful tale comes not from a Drug Enforcement Administration pamphlet but from The New York Times. Which went on to write:

In addition to uncontrollable vomiting and addiction, adolescents who frequently use high doses of cannabis may also experience psychosis that could possibly lead to lifelong psychiatric disorder, an increased likelihood of developing depression and suicidal ideation, changes in brain anatomy and connectivity and poor memory.

That's not all.

...The crime issue is more complex, but suffice it to say that the years following recreational legalization have not been happy ones for public - or traffic - safety, and cases revealing a striking connection between cannabis and violent crime keep popping up. Cannabis causes psychosis. Psychosis causes violence....

In Chicago, weed is legal.  You don't need more than that as evidence, folks.

Remains 6-3, Roe Dumped

Decision came down, still 6-3 meaning Ratso Roberts couldn't twist any arms.

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!!

Oooops!! Battery-Power Don't Work

Read between the lines here.

Wisconsin's largest utilities will delay the retirement of three large coal plants, including the Oak Creek Power Plant, due to energy supply fears. 

In separate statements Thursday, We Energies and Alliant Energy said the decision was made based on global supply chain and economic challenges along with a potential energy shortage in the summer of 2023....


...We Energies announced previously it would replace the plant with a $2 billion investment in 800 megawatts of solar power, 100 megawatts of wind power, 300 megawatts of natural gas power and 600 megawatts of battery storage....

THE key to all that Unicorn Farts-and-Sparkles Green crapola is "battery storage.It can't do the job.  The tech ain't ready for prime time.  

And that "solar power" part will require enormous chunks of raw land.  Then the power has to be rammed through wires to populated areas, which diminishes the available power where it's needed.  Need bigger wires and/or more raw land.  Not cheap.

Moreover, there's no there there:

 Solar panels produced only 1.9 percent as much energy in the United States in 2021 as did fossil fuels, according to data published by U.S. Department of Energy.

When the energy produced by windmills is added to the energy produced by solar panels, those two sources combined produced 6.2 percent as much energy as fossil fuels in 2021.

In fact, all renewable energy sources combined—including hydroelectric power, geothermal power, solar power, wind power and biomass power—produced only 15.9 percent as much power last year as fossil fuels....

That means that base-load utterly reliable coal and natgas generation has to be not less than 80% of the supply for at least a few more years.  Some say as much as twenty years.

Also interesting:  WE/Alliant are telling the Green Weenies in the Bai-Den junta to go pound sand; utility execs do not like angry mobs who 'lost power' due to stupid Washington tricks showing up at their doors with ropes and pitchforks.  They're following on the Exxon/Chevron model:  Jam It, Joe.

Be Afraid!!! VERY Afraid!!

"Ghost Gun" is the new scary monster hiding under your bed, ya'know.

...It's not just the city. Ghost guns have been found across Wisconsin. Kenosha police recently located one during a drug investigation. Four years ago, the shooter who opened fire at a Middleton software company used one to wound four people.

Nationwide, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives received reports of about 20,000 suspected ghost guns from law enforcement last year alone....

"Suspected" ghost guns?  What does that mean?

And while we're at it:  what makes a "ghost gun" more dangerous than a serial-numbered gun?  Answer:  not a damn thing.  

The Totalitarians want to know who has guns for their own safety, not yours.  If they actually gave a rotten damn about your safety, there would be a lot more people in prison.

The problem is that John Chisholm (and the US Attorney) don't like to prosecute gun crimes; in Chisholm's case, he doesn't like to prosecute crimes, period.  So armed criminals continue on their merry way and YOU get the blame.

So:  we don't know how many "ghost" guns there really are in the US; they are not any more dangerous than non-ghost guns; and nobody's going to prison for crimes anymore anyway.

Be afraid?  Yes.  Get yourself a gun, ghost or otherwise.

Another Attack on RoJo. *Yawn*

This must be a day ending in "y".

The Journal-Sentinel lets its attack chihuahua make up stuff about Ron Johnson, the alternate-elector slate, and the Fraud of '20.

Note well that John Solomon, a veteran D.C. reporter who actually knows stuff directly contradicts the liar scribbling for Pravda/Milwaukee.

If RoJo weren't a public figure, he could own that outfit.  But then, what's that worth?

Biden: Manufacturing MORE Fuel Crises

At some point in time, in some way or fashion, this guy will be stopped.

The Biden administration is mulling the prospect of banning new American offshore oil and natural gas drilling projects as fuel prices continue to spike, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, working closely with the White House to shape policy, will release its drafted five-year plan for new oil and gas drilling leases in federal waters to Congress by June 30, according to The New York Times, citing people familiar with the matter. The administration is likely to stop new offshore drilling projects in the Atlantic and the Pacific, and is considering whether to end leasing in the Arctic and Gulf of Mexico....

He'll be blaming Big Oil any second now.

AOC Has Self-Pity Party

 This poor little waif didn't do her research on being a Congress-Slime.

...“Only 10 women in the history of the United States have ever given birth while serving in Congress. 10,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a story posted to her Instagram, referring to the U.S. House of Representatives as a “hostile place to have a baby,” as vote schedules “pretty much” assume that no one has a family, as they change often and require frequent travel.

Not only that, Ocasio-Cortez complained, but there are thousands of dollars worth of out-of-pocket expenses.

“The job requires you to pay $25k+ in out of pocket work expenses that are NOT reimbursable or tax deductible, no housing allowance despite requiring you to pay for/rent 2 homes or else risk losing your job (hence the above huge work expenses), no included dental or vision insurance, no eligibility for PSLF, etc.,” she said, noting that her points are unpopular, citing “a lot of fake memes about Congress voting to give themselves pay increases.”

“But I assure you this is not true,” she said, wishing it were actually true as it would, she said, “allow more regular people to have and keep this job.”

While “huge numbers” of people in Congress are “independently wealthy,” Ocasio-Cortez said, the $174,000 congressional salary is difficult for the “working class members” who depend on it....

She should learn to shop at Aldi's, Dollar Store, Goodwill and St Vincent dePaul.   And get rid of the pricey Tesla lease.  There are used cars out there, sweet-cakes.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Regime Is Jiggering Fall '22 Elections

Because bai-den got 81 million votes, the Democrat candidates this Fall should get at least 100 million.

Don't think so?  Well, join the long list of "political reporters" who--without evidence--will claim that all's well.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.  FOAD, peasant.  (I am not making that up.)

...Here are a few examples of the widespread and coordinated effort by Biden’s political appointees to meddle in the state administration of elections.

  • In the midst of a labor crisis, the Department of Labor boasted that it was turning 2,300 American Job Centers previously focused on helping displaced workers find jobs into hubs of political activism. These new federally funded voter registration agencies were given guidance about how to bring in organizations to conduct “voter outreach.”
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services likewise announced plans to turn community health centers into voter registration agencies, using thousands of health care facilities to focus on voter registration and turnout.
  • The Housing and Urban Development Department sent notice to public housing authorities that they should begin voter registration drives and participation activities. Previously, officials had been barred from electoral activities because they receive federal funding.
  • “It is presumed residents of public housing might disproportionately vote Democrat. … The executive order targets people receiving government benefits who might think their benefits depend on one party in power,” Stewart Whitson, legal director for the Foundation for Government Accountability, told the Daily Signal.
  • The Department of Education sent “dear colleague” letters to universities, telling them that Federal Work Study funds could now be used to support voter registration activities, contrary to previous guidance. The change was made without having gone through any rulemaking process to allow the change.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it’s using its child nutrition programs to push voter registration and enlisting state, local, and federally funded employees to implement voter registration drives in local schools.
  • The Commerce Department produced a massive, 113-page report which likely took four agency officials many hours to generate. It directs local voting board members about polling stations and poll worker training.

The tactics being used by these agencies were almost certainly contained in the plans submitted to Rice that have been withheld from investigators and overseers who had hoped to have some transparency about what the plans were. Frequently, the agencies claim the tactics are in response to the executive order, yet information about how they were developed has been withheld from the public for much of the year.

It is unclear why Biden and his political appointees are being so secretive about the work that went into their plan to engage in a federal takeover of election administration....

Rest assured, Wisconsin's Election Commission Democrat Electing Machinery will authorize every rotten Democrat trick because because. 

UPDATEGrim observes:  

Of course it is good that citizens should vote, if they are interested, engaged and educated -- and if indeed they really exist, and are in fact citizens.

Two VERY big "ifs" in 6 key States.

Yes, There ARE People Like This

Mr. Sears plays two parts in this video.

The goat-farmer?  I know people just like him.  

New Car? Truck? Fuggedaboutit!

Not only will you have nothing and like it, according to the World Economic Forum.  You won't have a car, either!  

That's what the Biden Junta has ordered next.

In April, [Biden's] National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that automobile manufacturers must adhere to through 2026. Unfortunately, the [Biden] rule is likely to lead to a shortage of new gasoline-powered cars in the coming years while massively hiking the price of battery-powered electric vehicles (EV) as well as cars powered by internal combustion engines (ICE)....

 ...NHTSA’s new rule requires a massive 40 percent increase in mpg from now to 2026. Fuel efficiency must rise 8 percent in 2024 and 2025 model year automobiles, and 10 percent in 2026 model year automobiles, to a 49-mpg car and truck fleet average. Historically, the most manufacturers have been able to increase mpg year-over-year is about 3 percent. So, surging average mpg by a whopping 10 percent is a tall order.

Adding insult to injury, [Biden's] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has separately set carbon dioxide (CO2) emission limits on automobile fleets. By 2026, cars will have to produce an average of 132 grams of COper mile (g/mile) and light trucks an average of 187 g/mile for a fleet average of 161 g/mile, a 28 percent decrease from 2022. If vehicles do not meet this standard, EPA will not certify them for sale.

The challenge with this ruling is no cars with an internal combustion engine, that is, every automobile that runs on gasoline, currently emit COat this extremely low level. The lowest-emitting car is the 2022 Toyota Prius Eco at 159 g/mile. Trucks like the Ford F-150, Dodge Ram, and the Chevrolet Silverado, the three most popular automobiles in the country in terms of sales, emit 407 to 550 g/mile, depending on engine size....

And in case you haven't figured this out, no NEW cars sold means no USED car trade-ins.  Good luck getting to the grocery store (which you can't afford anyway.)

How's your supply of ammo?