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“I’m going to get in trouble”

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President Biden that is.

I’ve lost track of the number of times that Biden has said this during press conferences or any situation where he meets the press and has to answer questions.

“I’d get into trouble if I answered another question” or “I’d get in trouble with Jake Sullivan if I answered that.”

Trouble with whom, you may ask?

His handlers of course. The background people, including his wife, who have held his hand and guided him through an election campaign and the first months of his Presidency. They’re the ones who are really in charge and Biden has just enough braincells left to know it.

Here are but two examples from Joe’s European Vacation.

FFS. The look on the face of Secretary of State Blinken says it all as he focuses a death mask gaze on Biden, willing him on, wondering when the dam is finally going to break, while the woman to Biden’s left simply cannot look at this train wreck as the President actually gets lost while reading his notes.

And those notes are incredibly detailed. It says “talking points” but they’re not just talking points — they’re full-out scripted answers. Imagine that you are so incoherent you need to be told to say such short empty-headed answers.

His weird answer to a question about getting rid of Trump sanctions was another example, where he leaned into the microphone and said, “120 days, give me a break, need time.” He’d been President for 145 days when he said that. One of the few US journalists who is willing to say that the Emperor has no clothes is Howie Carr of the Boston Herald:

Since his mental decline, he has always been clueless with numbers — this week he bragged about providing a “half a billion” free vaccines, then cut the number to “half a million,” before finally reverting back to the original “half billion doses that we’ll be sending around the world to be produced in the United States.”

Sleepy Joe exhorted Americans to get their shots at the assorted “vaxin’ sites,” including your local “Y.M.C.” He changed the name of the disease yet again. What he sometimes calls “COVID 9” this week became “Globid COVID 19.”

As time goes on, Biden is more and more flummoxed by the letter “L.” Again this week he referred to the “American Rescue Pan.” Now, though, in addition to dropping “L,” he randomly adds the letter to words. He called for more so-called investments in climate change “to prevent the worst implacts” of climate change.

Then there was his trip to Tulsa to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, which he said happened “a century aglow.

In Tulsa he recalled meeting an elderly woman — “when she saw the insurrection on Jan. 9 it broke her heart.”

Yes, Mr. President, but what about the other “insurrection,” you know, the one on Jan. 6?

Biden bemoaned the fact that after 100 years, the survivors in Tulsa haven’t had “cloture.” Not closure, cloture.

“Trunalimunumaprzure”. In another speech recently he said Libya several times in talking about Syria. I’ll be Putin was intimidated by that show of mental strength.

The other aspect of senile old men is that they no longer have full control of their emotions; they get angry, especially when they’re challenged even on minor things. Watch Biden have a silly little meltdown over a perfectly legitimate question.

That was Kaitlan Collins of Biden-friendly CNN. She made her name fighting with President Trump, but she noticed the same thing about the Biden-Putin meeting that everyone else did, with Putin backing down on nothing at all. She tried to question Biden on why he has any confidence that Putin will change. What followed was absolutely surreal. Biden ripped into her, insulting her multiple times while completely undermining his prior tenor about the summit.

The funny aspect is that Collins, like most of the US MSM, is a staunch defender of the Biden White House. She’s just about as partisan as it gets when it comes to White House correspondents. Biden, who probably doesn’t even know who she is because he’s senile, rips into her anyway. The question was not unfair and was actually a tee up for Biden to calmly lower expectations while appearing to be in control. Instead, the guy has an absolute meltdown.

The one good thing about this trip is that it has allowed non-US media to observe Biden up close and write about him. I doubt that many of them ever liked Trump but unlike the US MSM they’re not partisan hacks. It’s Fleet Street and every British PM knows how tough they can be. Their observations on Biden have not been kind.

Meanwhile, Biden has lifted sanctions and green lit Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. And just the other day the CCP flew 28 fighter planes through Taiwanese air space.

Written by Tom Hunter

June 17, 2021 at 9:30 am

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I see the nice Mr Putin has described ex President Trump as a ‘extraordinary talented individual’. That should have all the ‘trumpists’ cheering in the aisles and the Democrats saying ‘told you so … they’re birds of a feather’.

At the same time he characterised President Biden as ‘a career (read hack) politician’. More cheering in the aisles from Republicans. On that observation I can but agree.

One suspects the Putin-Biden one-on-one at the G7 will be a little tense with a certain ritualistic posturing and not much more. .

Written by The Veteran

June 13, 2021 at 11:13 am

Who’s on First? (What’s on second?)

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By mid-2020 some people began to speculate that Joe Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, was making a run for the title of Edith Wilson 2.0.

Edith was the wife of Democrat President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921), an all-round POS who was a hard-core racist and segregationist who also took advantage of WWI to execute his wet dream of a command-and-control USA run by genius technocrats like himself. He also managed to fuck up the peace negotiations and US entry into his dream of The League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations.

Luckily he only got about three years to do all this before the GOP won landslide victories in 1920 and reversed almost all of his plans. Good luck also meant his actual efforts were further limited to just two years as the bastard was felled by a stroke in late 1919 that left him severely incapacitated, so much so that he really could not do his job:

“disorders of emotion, impaired impulse control, and defective judgment.”

Dude! I’m getting goosebumps!

Unluckily, Franklin Roosevelt was Wilson’s Secretary of the Navy and in the way of detached, rich men who merely inherit wealth he thought a command-and-control economy was a great idea, although it would take another thirteen years and an economic crisis before he could act on that plan.

Also unluckily it turned out that Edith Wilson was a very competent woman:

Anxious to help the president recover, Tumulty, Grayson, and the First Lady determined what documents the president read and who was allowed to communicate with him. For her influence in the administration, some have described Edith Wilson as “the first female President of the United States.

An accurate observation of that history.

In our time there have been various incidents over the last two years that have steadily reinforced the notion that Joe Biden is just not all there. During his campaign he was kept hidden away as much as possible with frequent “lids” called on activities early in the day to allow him to rest. As President there have been some plaintive public happenings:

“I’d be happy to take questions if that’s what I’m supposed to do, Nance. Whatever you want me to do,”

The live video feed on that was abruptly cut – and that was just questions from Democrat House members.

There have been countless occasions where he’s not even been able to read the teleprompter properly, mangling what he was supposed to say, to things like Jill literally cutting in over the “President” as he stumbled in answering a question about border detention centres.

But it was this photo, an official one from the Whitehouse, that really set people talking. Even in her wildest fever dreams of ambition and tone deaf political skills, Hillary Clinton would never have let a photo like this get out, and Bill’s staff would have doubled down on that.

That’s the President’s chair on Air Force One. I’ve no doubt she has to prep for the G7 given all the nap time the President needs. She’s never far from his side and all that studying shows as she does the speech to the troops and with her “Joe! Pay attention” command keeps the President from being distracted by hot-looking 12 year olds in the audience (“Looks like she’s 19”). Ewwww, but remember folks: “disorders of emotion, impaired impulse control, and defective judgment” emerge not just from stroke victims but senile old men.

Still, I’ll bet the MSM will be all over this, as they would be with any GOP president.

Oh! Right.

To be fair I can see how the Jill Biden thing could be argued as not being a story.

First of all, does anyone really think that Joe Biden, a man who in the prime of his life had all the intellectual power of a root vegetable, is really running things?

Second, it’s not just Jill running him but his Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, plus other members of his team, likely the advisors more than his Cabinet. The COS is a key figure in any Administration and Klain is a connected, savvy guy. We’re basically looking at President Klain.

Somehow I feel comforted knowing that Jill Biden and Klain are on the job.

Of course there are still people who worship the MSM. These are people who are often surprised by real life.

It is correct you moron, and it’s going to get worse. It must in order to deal with the Climate Change Crisis Emergency. But you’ll always have, NO MEAN TWEETS.

Incidentally the title of this post comes from one of the most famous comedy sketches, courtesy of Abbot and Costello, because laughter is the best medicine.

Written by Tom Hunter

June 11, 2021 at 2:13 pm

A visit to the Shire

Why any President would want to pay a visit to a man who had one of the most failed Presidencies ever is a question in itself.

It’s not like Jimmy Carter did much in foreign or domestic policy that is remembered with respect. Whether policy or executive decisions most of what he did either did not work (energy policies for example) or was counter-productive (Iran). About the only thing I can think of that Carter got right was cranking up the development and production of new weapon systems after the USSR invaded Afghanistan in 1979, something that his successor got the blame/praise for.

Moreover, within the Democrat Party itself he never built any sort of group that had influence down the line, as the Clinton’s did. He was dropped like a hot stone after the disastrous 1980 election that set the scene for the age of Reagan in that decade. Carter got the blame for allowing that to happen and was not seen during the presidential run of his VP, Mondale, in 1984, or later Democrat contenders like Dukakis, Clinton and so forth.

But Biden is part of that ancient history, so perhaps it was simply the nostalgia of an old man. However, the way it was played by his spin merchants is…. weird to say the least.

WTF is that? It’s like Gandalf visiting the hobbits. It’s possibly the most insane photo of a Presidential couple that I’ve ever seen. Even if it’s a trick of the lens, why the hell would you not photoshop it a bit to make it look more normal?

Perhaps it’s symbolic: My Presidency will be like Jimmy’s – only bigger!

Speaking of symbolism you’ll notice that Biden is not wearing a mask while he visits this old, frail couple, unlike his infamous Zoom meeting with other world leaders a few weeks ago. However, when it came time to leave…

Symbolism can be important, especially when it involves a national leader, but this is just stupid, especially in the wake of recent CDC recommendations regarding wearing masks, not to mention the fact that much of the American population stopped wearing masks weeks ago, especially outside.

Finally I’ll leave it with this, which I think sums the Biden’s up pretty well.

Written by Tom Hunter

May 7, 2021 at 9:39 am

They must have laughed!

Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and other national leaders that is, at least after the great AGW Zoom call was finished.

I realise that there’s not a lot going on upstairs with the ambulatory root vegetable currently titled as the President of the United States, but seriously, why is he still wearing a fucking mask on his moronic face?

He’s the only leader on the call who is doing so, despite the fact that he was injected with one of the Chinese Lung Rot vaccines before Christmas, meaning that he’s immune to the virus, so has no need to mask up, and can’t spread it to other people, which also means there’s no need for a mask.

There are 17 people on that call. Only the 78 year old Biden:

  • chose to wear a mask.
  • while sitting alone on a remote video call.
  • after being vaccinated.

Does he not realize how stupid this makes the USA look? You can imagine how much Putin was laughing inside after staring across at POTUS making an absolute clown of himself.

Perhaps Biden’s advisors, the ones who are effectively in charge of the USA, are so determined to fundamentally transform America that they think this helps and therefore allowed this to happen?

The world’s most effective Anti-Vaxxer spokesman

I wish I could say at this point that it’s all just political theatre, a carry-over from the 2020 US election, but when you have the infamous Dr Faucista also telling people that they’ll need to practice wearing masks and social distancing after they get the vaccine then it’s getting to the point of dangerous stupidity:

CHUCK TODD: “Why does a vaccinated person have to wear a mask?”

DR. FAUCI: “You dramatically diminish” possible Covid infection with a vaccine, but vaccinated people could still carry infection.”

Re-infection chances after vaccination are almost non-existent (0.0075%), and the possibility of death at that point is less than being struck by lightning. There are probably a hundred things you do throughout the day that are statistically more likely to kill you than COVID after you’ve been vaccinated. Further, the risk from COVID will never be zero, thus Fauci’s standard here is essentially a permanent mask mandate and never shaking hands again.

Does that sound reasonable? How many people will listen to his words and conclude that getting the shot is a waste of time if they still can’t get back to living a normal, pre-Covid-19 life? In that sense this 80 year-old idiot is the world’s greatest practical anti-vaxxer.

Remember also that these people have been at the forefront of screaming “Science” about this whole thing since Day One. This incident shows how much that was bullshit, as it always is with these ideologues.

As for Biden, surely this call will put to bed the endless claims that the USA would once again be “respected” by all the right people if he was elected President. He looked like a weak, scared, helpless old man, and that look will rub off on the USA, perhaps with good reason when you look at Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the geriatric US leadership.

Written by Tom Hunter

April 25, 2021 at 3:26 pm

Not a mask but a sickbag

One of the larger questions about the great NeverTrump insanity was whether these people would ever return to a normal level of rational skepticism if the walking root vegetable named Joe Biden was elected.

Judging by the following I guess the answer is twofold: “No” and “We love The Big Guy”.

The following YouTube clip stars Randy Rainbow doing one of his usual parodies where he spoofs an interview with some famous figure and then kicks off a song about it. His resemblance to Peewee Herman is not surprising.

The following clip is with Joe Biden and the song about the Chinese Sinus Rot vaccines is based on the classic, “Mr Sandman”. While I’d like to think it’s “parody” it’s pretty clear that, like the rest of the US media, he’s going to do everything he can to prop up Biden.

I mean when you have lines like…

They call you “sleepy” but you’re pretty woke.

… I’d say it’s not parody but full fellatio worship.

He’s hardly alone of course. The other day during an interview with Dan Rather (of course), “comedienne”, Samantha Bee, admitted that she’s going easy on Biden:

Rather: “In other words, you, myself, and a lot of people, more or less free-swingers against President Trump,” Rather continued. “But now that Biden is in, I don’t know, do you find yourself sometimes saying, ‘Oh boy, there’s a nasty comedy bit I can unload on Biden,’ but saying to yourself, ‘I approve of him so much I’m going to pull this punch?’”

Bee: “I can’t deny that that has happened, I think that’s probably true across the board,” Bee said. “You’re like, ‘OK, well, we could be making jokes about the infrastructure plan,’ but in general, I’m like, ‘Wow, this is great.’ Why would I purposefully undermine something that seems to be a great idea, pretty much across the board?”

Wow. How pathetic is that? Still, I can’t say I’m surprised. Saturday Night Live has pretty much collapsed on joking about the new US President, and they don’t even have the excuse they made during the Obama years, as their longtime specialist in political jokes, Jim Downey, explained in 2014:

“If I had to describe Obama as a comedy project, I would say, ‘Degree of difficulty, 10 point 10,’

It’s like being a rock climber looking up at a thousand-foot-high face of solid obsidian, polished and oiled,” Downey says. “There’s not a single thing to grab onto — certainly not a flaw or hook that you can caricature.

That statement itself is comedy gold, and could be made into a great parody skit by SNL about SNL – if they had any self-awareness or comedic talent and a sense of humour, or at least a sense of the absurd.

This is how far US comedy has fallen from the glory years of a few decades ago. I’d like to think that Lenny Bruce would shoot these useless bastards – and then make obscene jokes about them.

Still, on the song front we haven’t seen the following about Biden. Give it time though and the Lefty Worshippers may get there in the next four years.

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Written by Tom Hunter

April 19, 2021 at 9:06 pm

Good and Hard

Biden screwing his own voters has moved much faster than I’d anticipated, but then this is what happens when you’re not really the one in control and Identity Politics rules your party.

Famous American journalist H L Mencken once wrote that:

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Personally I prefer the lesser known quip from New York City Mayor Ed Koch after his Democrat primary loss to David Dinkins in 1989, when he was asked if he might run again and he said he wouldn’t because:

“The people have spoken…and they must be punished.”

Let the good and hard punishment commence! First up are the feminists, upset over Biden’s Executive Order about transgenders in schools and universities:

Filed under DUUUUHHHHH.

Or how about this ignorance of the Leftist desire for control:

Also filed under DUUUUHHHHH.

To be fair there are any number of Right-Wing Statist fanatics who love lockdowns as well, usually because with their tuxedos they fit in perfectly well with the Democrat ruling class and via their political, bureaucratic, and Big Tech work-from-home jobs, have missed no paychecks in any lockdown.

How about the fears of war involving the USA, which has been mercifully absent for four years now?

Well sweetie, the answer is yes, yes you did vote for that but you were just too stupid and spun up on OrangeManBad hatred that you couldn’t think when you marked the absentee ballot paper.

Then there’s the whole fracking thing. Biden flip-flopped on the issue with regard to the swing state of Pennsylvania, aided by the usual “factcheckers”, but to be fair Biden said the ban would only apply to federal lands, and it seems New Mexico missed the debate with Joe Biden’s comments on fracking and that half of their state’s production happens on federal land.

On two occasions in the primary, Biden pledged to end fracking. So, his executive action is precisely what he said he would do.

Also filed under DUUUUHHHHH.

The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uinta and Ouray Reservation in Utah also claim this ban is a direct attack on Native American sovereignty and self-determination. They have asked the Department of the Interior to withdraw or amend the temporary halt. Nominating the first Native American woman to head the agency is not enough to stave off criticism but that’s Identity Politics thinking again. Admittedly I don’t know what proportion of the Utes voted for Biden, but they sure sound like they’re surprised.

And speaking of oil there’s the whole Keystone pipeline project that Biden has cancelled, which makes this past comment from a member of the ruling class particularly fun:

So yes, Trump has been bad for the Western Alliance nations. He has fundamentally weakened the Alliances. Biden will get them working again.

Oh really?

it’s very frustrating that one of the first acts of the new President was, I think, to disrespect America’s closest friend and ally, Canada...It is a insult directed at the United States most important ally and trading partner on day one of a new administration
– Alberta Premier Jason Kenny

Canadian PM Trudeau is trying to downplay this but he’s also facing angry union workers on his side of the border, plus other Premiers who are as angry about this as Kenny.

Then there’s the US unions, starting with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)

Another union, the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters, also endorsed Joe Biden in August of 2020. The same union condemned the new administration for the loss of jobs and the likelihood of rising energy costs, which they correctly note hurts working- and middle-class families.

Filed under…. Jesus Christ! Democrats have never been shy about their disdain for the Keystone XL pipeline. Yet, the unions that were set to make billions off the construction of the project endorsed Biden anyway. If you were to ask their leadership why they made that endorsement, they probably couldn’t even tell you. They are a union and unions just endorse Democrats (at least the vast majority of the time). It apparently never crossed their minds to prioritize their own employment and families, but here we are. You have to wonder how long such unions can even exist when their members have no jobs. Biden’s pick as Transport Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, effectively shrugged his shoulders about such workers; hey, why not learn to code.

Of course there are also the unintended victims of a Biden Presidency, which are the Lefties now with a giant hole in the head that Trump still fills:

Four words: First World Problems Pal.

But some are appreciating the return to the Presidency of Basic, Middling, White Patriarchy:

Biden had made gently racist comments about his opponent, noting the ‘storybook’ qualities of ‘the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.’ With this paternalistic appraisal, and its lightly resentful affirmative-action framing of Obama’s success, Biden had projected attitudes so familiarly American that they perhaps sealed his deal as Obama’s running mate

“When I say that Joe Biden is basic, by which I mean 100 percent medium grade, I don’t intend it as an insult.”

God, I love it when passive-aggressive hate is directed at me.

But aside from that it’s pretty much accurate about Biden. I don’t think he has any principles at all other than don’t make waves and take the easy path to preserve his electability. The problem now is that while Biden has increasingly been a fossil in a Democrat Party radically moving left (excluding unions in Amazon and taxes on the likes of Google and Wall Street), he’s now just a figurehead, he’s not in charge. And the people who are actually calling the shots are leftist radicals who have already begun to do serious damage to the economy, the environment, national security, and international relations. All the things they said they needed to evict Trump to save.

Written by Tom Hunter

January 26, 2021 at 5:22 pm

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