Saturday, February 27, 2021

Total Different Reactions To Trump And Biden* Bombing Syria…

  Weasel Zippers

Did Wind Power Fall Hard During the Great Texas Storm? Yep. Twice.


PJ Media   "Texas is that rare state that has everything: oil, natural gas, coal, space for wind and solar, rare-earth minerals, great food, good-looking people, and abundant humility.

"Maybe not that last one. And we haven’t had a Super Bowl champion in much too long a time.

"Anyway, Friday morning I pulled electric power generation data by source from the United States Energy Information Administration. EIA is reputable and authoritative, to the extent that any government agency is. Insert shrug emoji if you wish. I mostly trust their data. It’s EIA’s data everyone cites when they, accurately, say the United States reduced carbon emissions faster than other developed nations and ahead of the Paris Accords targets over the past few years. EIA’s data attributes that to the rise of natural gas as a cheap, reliable, and clean power source. So you’ve probably trusted their data too, whether you were aware of it or not.

"Here’s what their Texas energy generation graph of the past week says.

"The beige line at the top is natural gas, the green line in the middle is wind. Take note of what that line does between Feb 15-16 and then again on Feb. 17. Also take note of what the beige line is doing during that second period.

"I’ll add some arrows to point out wind’s lowest generation points": . . .

Biden bombs when comparing Trump to Nazi official  "Joe Biden, who has accused Republicans of being practitioners of the Big Lie, is no slouch either when it comes to telling whoppers.

"And he can get away with it because the biased media fails to hold him accountable for anything, even when he calls Republicans Nazis. They believe him or pretend to.

"Otherwise, some straight-shooting mainstream reporter (if there are any left) might have asked Biden what the hell he was talking about when he compared President Trump, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to Nazi Joseph Goebbels and the Allied World War II firebombing of Dresden, Germany.

"It all may be academic now that Trump is out the door, but it matters.

"But no reporter asked a follow-up question, perhaps because they had no idea what Biden was talking about. Dresden to them probably was some sort of chinaware. Besides, it sounded like more of Biden’s gibberish.

"World War II is not taught much in schools anymore, and only a diminishing number of veterans who fought in it are still with us. So, ignorance about it is understandable.

"It was a war in which the United States defeated Nazi Germany, and fascist Italy and Japan. The U.S. freed Europe from Nazi occupation and made the world safe for democracy, as quaint as that might sound today.

"Biden, prepping for his presidency — and tired of using Hitler as an insult — came up with Goebbels, who was Hitler’s propaganda minister and a master of the Big Lie. . . ."

Regrettable need for a language warning:

Syrian Woman Begs Trump & Americans To Stop Biden From Killing Innocent People…

  Weasel Zippers

"Sorry. Can’t help you. We’re traitors now remember?"

 Tunnel Dweller ➐ on Twitter: "Good job to all the Biden voters out there." / Twitter

Biden Is Blundering Us Into World War 3 - National File   "The Joe Biden administration is blundering America into a World War 3 scenario as tensions rise globally. We are looking at a WW3 in which the regime controlling America does not represent the American people, there is zero national cohesion, and there are no clear objectives except the profit-oriented destabilization goals and petty rivalries of the Oligarchs. Such a war is not winnable for the American government, and could spark a massive bipartisan antiwar movement to challenge the bellicose decisions of the Biden regime." . . .

Woke Is Stupid: Hasbro Neuters Mr. Potato Head, Drops ‘Mister

 Legal Insurrection

UPDATE: Hasbro said it will label the toy as Potato Head, but Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head are not going anywhere. I guess they’re trying to please everyone?

"Well, earlier, the Associated Press reported Mr. Potato Head no longer exists:

Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year.

Toy makers have been updating their classic brands to appeal to kids today. Barbie has shed its blonde image and now comes in multiple skin tones and body shapes. Thomas the Tank Engine added more girl characters. And American Girl is now selling a boy doll.

Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.

"But then Hasbro tried to save face!" . . .

Friday, February 26, 2021

Jim Acosta Showed up to CPAC and It Went Exactly How You Think

 – RedState

"If there’s one thing CNN’s Jim Acosta loves more than Jim Acosta, it’s getting Jim Acosta attention no matter what form that attention comes in, and Jim Acosta knew exactly what he needed to do in order to get some attention for Jim Acosta…he went to CPAC.

"Acosta placed himself in the middle of the crowd right next to the Fox Nation booth on radio row where people were thickest. This, of course, attracted the attention of a lot of CPAC attendees who have a lot of reasons to not like the guy.

"It wasn’t long before a crowd formed around him and he continued to make his way unopposed through the crowd but not without a “CNN sucks” chant beginning from the people." . . .

CNN's Jim Acosta Gets Schooled After Inadvertently Revealing the Real Reason He Went to CPAC – RedState

But one thing his idiotic “cancel culture” tweet does confirm with us is one of the reasons he was really at CPAC. Not to “report the news” but to make himself the news:

Biden’s Transgender Nominee for HHS Refuses to Answer Question on Gender-Altering Surgeries for Children

 Biden’s Transgender Nominee for HHS Refuses to Answer Question on Gender-Altering Surgeries for Children - American Greatness (  "Joe Biden’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, “Rachel” Levine, dodged a question by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on whether or not he would support serious gender-altering procedures for minors, including puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgery, as reported by Breitbart.

"Senator Paul, who is himself a doctor, asked a length question of Levine, a biological man who was born as Richard Levine, and believes himself to be a woman. Paul pointed out that “American culture is now normalizing the idea that minors can be given hormones to prevent their biological development of their secondary sexual characteristics.”

"Noting that Levine in the past has “supported both allowing minors to be given hormone blockers to prevent them from going through puberty, as well as surgical destruction of a minor’s genitalia,” Paul cited a study from The American College of Pediatricians which reported that “80 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.”

"Paul then directly asked Levine if he believes “that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?” Levine responded with a non-specific answer, simply saying that “transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with robust research and standards of care that have been developed.” Levine added that, if confirmed, he would “look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office and discussing the particulars of the standards of care for transgender medicine.”

"Following that answer, Paul simply asked to “let it go into the record that the witness refused to answer the question.”

"In addition to his controversial stance on “transgenderism,” Levine had also faced widespread criticism for his actions while serving as Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health. In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, when Levine forced nursing homes in the state to accept coronavirus-positive patients, he had taken extra steps to ensure that his own mother was moved out of such a facility and into private care." . . .

That was then: Richard Levine, Pictured with his ex-wife.

Rand Paul’s Rachel Levine Questioning -- The Absurd Criticism | National Review
JUST IN: Rand Paul questions Dr. Rachel Levine on puberty blockers for minors with gender dysphoria.

Good morning. Spot the item that most pertains to CNN's helium-voiced host, Brian Stelter.

 Don Surber: Highlights of the News

Good morning. Spot the item that most pertains to CNN's helium-voiced host, Brian Stelter.  Well, not this one, I can tell you. TD:

"ITEM 9Reuters reported, "C. Arnold McClure chairs the Republican Party in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania -- deep in Trump country -- and wants to punish fellow conservatives who have turned against the former president.
"McClure is among those pushing the state party to censure Pennsylvania’s Republican senator, Pat Toomey, for voting this month to convict Donald Trump, at his second impeachment trial, of inciting the U.S. Capitol riots. McClure will apply the same standard to any Republican candidate in upcoming elections who seeks support in his rural county: Those who have defended Trump will pass 'our first litmus test,' he said. He has a simple question for any who have not: 'What the hell?' "
He is absolutely right.
Not one Democrat denounced the riots this summer that caused billion of dollars in damage.
Toomey is just another fake." . . .

right that Trump's now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before. But what she did not say is that the very same “cages” were built and used in her husband's administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily.


Image by Marcus Aurelius. American Thinker

Did Obama Admin Build Cages That House Immigrant Children at U.S.-Mexico Border? 

The claim: Michelle Obama criticized the Trump administration for putting kids in cages, but the cages were built during the Obama administration  . . . "In a 2019 interview with nonpartisan think tank The Aspen Institute, Jeh Johnson, Barack Obama's Homeland Security secretary, told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly that the "cages" predate the Trump administration.

" 'Chain-link barriers, partitions, fences, cages, whatever you want to call them were not invented on January 20, 2017," Johnson said. 

"Kelly asked Johnson about a 2014 photograph of him touring an Arizona facility for migrants along with former Gov. Jan Brewer. The picture is archived on the website for the Arizona Capitol Times.

"That image was also part of another social media meme accusing Michelle Obama of lying about "kids in cages" during her DNC speech. Facebook user Eulalia Maria Jimenez posted it to her page on Aug. 18. Johnson is circled in red in the image.

"Johnson explained the picture was taken during a spike in unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border of the country.

"The photograph you're referring to was a facility in Arizona — I recognize the photograph because Gov. Brewer was with me — and it was during the spike ...  and we had a lot of unaccompanied kids, we had a lot of family units. And under the law, once they're apprehended by the border patrol, within 72 hours, we have to transfer unaccompanied children to (the Department of Health and Human Services). And HHS then puts them in a shelter, and they find placement for them somewhere in the United States." Johnson explained." . . .

Thursday, February 25, 2021

What We’re Reading Today: Biden’s Bad Month, Kids In Cages Woke Coke … And More

 Issues & Insights    "Headlines that caught our eye.


Fauci: Vaccinated people still can’t dine indoors ‘because of the safety of society’ — Washington Times

10 Crazy Examples of Unrelated Waste and Partisan Kick-Backs in New ‘COVID’ Bill — FEE

Biden Era

Neera Tanden’s nomination is sinking, Xavier Becerra’s should sink too — Powerline

An Awful First Month for the Biden Administration — Fox News

Biden’s Attempt to Resurrect Iran Nuclear Deal Off to Bumpy Start — MSN

Actions Don’t Match ‘Unity’ Rhetoric — The Hill

Congressional Democrats bully cable providers to drop Fox, Newsmax, OANN — Washington Times

Biden Takes On Trump’s Migrant Policies and Confusion Reigns at the Border — New York Times

Media Bias

Media Can’t Get Enough of Biden’s ‘Empathy’ — Washington Free Beacon

‘Kids in Cages’ Rhetoric Disappears: WaPo, CBS Report on ‘Shelters,’ ‘Migrant Facilities’ at the Border — Legal Insurrection

Here’s a look at a few more examples of media hypocrisy as “kids in cages” become “shelters” under the loving embrace of Joe Biden — Not the Bee

Nolte: PolitiFact Finally Admits Brian Sicknick Not Killed by Fire Extinguisher — Breitbart

Capitol Protests

Capitol violence marked by security breakdowns, witnesses tell senators in wide-ranging hearing — Just the News

Law enforcement officials lay out evidence Capitol riot was ‘coordinated’ attack — The Hill

Big Tech   Amazon yanks bestselling book about transgender issues from online store without explanation — Just the News

Misc  REPORT: Former Obama Staff Colluded With Iran to Undermine Trump — PJ Media

'Slavery ended over 130 years ago': Former NFL player Herschel Walker says Black Americans shouldn't get reparations

AfterMath; Rich Terrell  "Herschel Walker said during a US House hearing that Black Americans should not receive reparations.

" 'Reparations teach separation," Walker argued. "Slavery ended over 130 years ago."

"The Democratic-led House is poised to create a commission to study reparation proposals. 

"The former NFL player Herschel Walker on Wednesday said Black Americans should not receive reparations for slavery.

"A virtual congressional hearing on the issue was being held for House Resolution 40, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, which would create a commission to study reparation proposals.

"Walker, a standout athlete at the University of Georgia who won the Heisman Trophy in 1982 before launching a long professional football career, questioned the logistical feasibility of reparations and dismissed the idea itself as divisive.

" 'We use Black power to create white guilt," he said early in his opening statement. "My approach is biblical. How can I ask my Heavenly Father to forgive me if I can't forgive my brother?' " . . .

Obama comes out of the woodwork, touts reparations for blacks - American Thinker

. . . "Which happens to be the wokester signature issue of the day, now that the federal government is turning on the money spigots for every cause under the sun.

"Fox pointed out that this wasn't Obama's earlier position on reparations, an idea he opposed during his 2008 election. But instead of saying he'd changed his mind owing to the need to be "on the cutting edge" of fashionable leftist thought, and therefore still relevant, the vacay-happy ex-president declared that only the resentful bitter clingers of this country were responsible for stopping him in his redistribution-of-the-wealth socialist dream. In other words, whitey did it.

"Naturally, he was supercilious and patronizing, demonstrating clearly enough that he hasn't changed a bit: . . ."

Out of ammo, Democrats yell 'racism' as Biden's nastiest left-wing cabinet picks go down in flames  . . . "Becerra not only has far left positions but a record as vindictive prosecutor, going after the Little Sisters of the Poor to force them to support abortions against their consciences, to take just one example, and there are many more. He's also got the odor of corruption: His 2008 nomination for U.S. Trade Representative fell apart after news emerged that he lobbied for leniency for a drug trafficker after the latter's rich dad made big donations to the Democratic Party. Pay for play, Xav? He's also an extremely unpleasant person:" . . .

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Thank God for the Proud Boys said Ann Coulter-

  Ann Coulter

..."Liberals want their antifa/BLM goons to be free to intimidate, hospitalize and — in at least two cases last year — murder their opponents. That’s why they must criminalize men who protect the innocent."...

"A little more than a year ago, 2,000 antifa tried to shut down my speech at UC Berkeley, according to police on the scene. The Berkeley police chief had ordered her officers to stand outside the building like mute ninjas, and make no arrests, unless they personally witnessed a felony being committed in front of them.

"So barring a bank suddenly popping up on the sidewalk and an antifa attempting to rob it, I had no official protection from 2,000 violent, mentally disturbed thugs.

"Thank God I had the Proud Boys.

"There had been no warning of the antifa mobilization against me until an hour before the event, when they showed up, with a thousand of them at each entrance to the building where I was to speak.

"Luckily, I’d invited about 20 Proud Boys from northern California chapters to attend my speech. If I hadn’t, I might not have made it to the campus at all. (If antifa had won, at least you would have heard about my visit to Berkeley, because the media would have reported on it triumphantly.)

"The College Republicans had booked a private room for dinner in an Oakland restaurant for earlier that evening, so I invited the Proud Boys to meet me there 45 minutes before the students arrived. We all had to recognize one another, in case they were needed to help deal with any violence during my speech.

"College Republicans are absolutely fantastic, but generally are about as prepared for hand-to-hand combat as I am.

"By contrast, the Proud Boys are brawny, tattooed brutes. Many are ex-military. Some worked security for a living, so my bodyguard planned to use a few of them as auxiliary troops, and the rest would get VIP seats so they could be spread throughout the audience in case of pandemonium.

"As I was taking pictures with the Proud Boys at the restaurant, a freakish transgender in combat boots, fishnet stockings and a man-bun snuck into our private room via a back staircase. It seems that a rainbow-haired waitress had spotted me during the 30 seconds I was passing through the public part of the restaurant, and had called in my location to her antifa pals." . . .

In Oregon, groups of yellow-shirted women posing as Antifa "Moms", there to protect their screaming, menacing young from civilized people, offer their bodies as human shields for the adoration of MSNBC, CNN, and other American Pravda. TD

Members of Moms United for Black Lives Matter stand with arms
linked in Portland, Oregon, as tear gas is fired at rioters on July 29.

Out of ammo, Democrats yell 'racism' as Biden's nastiest left-wing cabinet picks go down in flames -

With nothing out there to defend Tanden, Chu and her pals are crying racism, sexism, any ad hominem claim they can on this nomination whose oversized baggage is just to costly for anyone with a brain to vote for. It's a thin charge. Tanden's flameout is based on her own actions. Same with Becerra and Haaland. The racism charge is cheap but it's apparently all they've got left.

Any chance "Beto" O'Rourke would condemn this incident? Auntie Maxine sure didn't!

 American Thinker   "Remember when patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrels? At Joe Biden's White House, it's now 'racism,' with a side of 'sexism,' being used as a means to garner Senate support for problematic cabinet picks.

"It's definitely the latest party line on why some extremely nasty cabinet picks of his are going down in flames in obtaining confirmation at the Senate. It's not anything to do with them, it's just all that racism and sexism in that Democrat-controlled Senate that's to blame for the first big fail to come for team Biden.

"According to Politico (Hat tip: Power Line)

Women’s rights activists and allied Democrats are growing increasingly vocal about what they call the unfair targeting of women and people of color nominated by Joe Biden to top posts in his administration.

Their fears had been bubbling for weeks, as Biden’s nominees of color came under sharp attack from conservative groups or saw their nominations delayed or opposed in greater numbers. But the worries burst out into the open over the weekend as Neera Tanden’s nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget neared defeat at the hands of a Democrat.

“There's a double standard going on,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), head of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. “Her nomination is very significant for us Asian American and Pacific Islanders. I do believe that this double standard has to do with the fact that she would be a pioneer in that position.”

"Oh, really? File under 'preposterous.' " . . .

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Red Alert: Democrats take first steps to censor conservative TV channels OANN, Newsmax, and Fox News -

 American Thinker  "In a shocking development in the ongoing censorship debate, two influential Democrat members of the House of Representatives have taken the first steps to challenge the continued availability of conservative channels Newsmax, OANN, and Fox News on mainstream cable, satellite, and streaming television platforms.  Multichannel News reported on the story yesterday in an article titled "House Dems Pressure Distributors to Justify Carrying Fox News, Others."

California Democrats Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney have written to a dozen cable, satellite and streaming companies calling on them to better combat disinformation — which they principally identify as Fox, Newsmax and One America News Network (OANN) — and grilling them on what they plan to do about it.

"Among other things, the letter to the companies by Eshoo and McNerney attacked the three conservative news channels as "misinformation rumor mills and conspiracy theory hotbeds that produce content that leads to real harm."

"The Democrats' February 22 letter to Comcast, AT&T, Dish, Verizon, Roku, and the seven other companies demanded that they respond to a laundry list of seven intrusive and intimidating questions: . . ."

The five most irresponsible liberal news networks (  "The American people do not trust the press. That is shown in poll after poll. The only institution that scores lower is Congress. But an honest effective press is vital to a republic. The five media outlets below betray that principle for cheap political gain.

5. ABC: From the days of Sam Donaldson during the Reagan administration to Clinton shill George Stephanopoulos today, ABC has made sure to carry water for the Democrats. However, they do it very badly. Their evening new show is popular with liberals, but doesn’t play well outside the NYC/Los Angeles bubble. They follow every leftist fad and attack angle.

4. NBC: They are at the point they have become comical. Gone are the unbiased days of David Brinkley and Chet Huntley. They have been replaced by leftist robots who will mouth any absurdity no matter how silly as long as it fits the Democrat message. Their nightly news is sinking and their morning shows are so debased that preschoolers feel intellectually superior to the interviewers. They ceased to be legitimate over a generation ago.

3. CBS: Walter Cronkite was considered America’s newsman. Though liberal, he had won his spurs in WWII, going on bombing missions with the U.S. 8th Air Force over Europe. Nobody like that at CBS anymore. The network is filled with airheads and soap opera stars masquerading as media. Out of the big three broadcast networks they are the most liberal and the most irrelevant.

2. MSNBC: Do we even have to say this? Rachel Maddow, Joe Scarborough, Brian Williams—do we have to go on? Officially not exclusively a news network, but with a large prime-time opinion staff, they are proud of the leftist stances. They are constantly found to be wrong, yet they go on without a pause. They are the unofficial opposition to…America.

1. CNN: Don Lemon, Jim Acosta, etc. You get the drift. They combine the worst of both worlds, they’re stupid and they’re leftist. Their ratings are so bad (much to the president’s delight) only the slow and the deranged watch them anymore. Even MSNBC is legit compared to them. They are the modern equivalent of a Soviet news rag, but with worse graphics.g, yet they go on without a pause. They are the unofficial opposition to…America."   

MSNBC’s Reid: GOP A ‘Three-Legged Stool’, Including ‘Archie Bunker…Angry White Male Wing’ | Newsbusters

In 2015, High-Profile MSNBC Anchors Oppose Network’s Hard News Pivot (

Boycott the Gaslight Media and Save America -

  American Thinker  "There is one major lesson that conservatives and frankly all Americans must learn: never accept at face value the reporting of any news event.   By foolishly acquiescing to the version of a story put out by the denizens of the mainstream media, the citizenry allows the ruling oligarchy to set the narrative and exploit the inevitably fabricated incidents that further their cause.  In place of “mainstream media,” they ought to be called Gaslight Media, for their role is not to report the truth, but rather to manipulate the public into a mental state conducive to obedience. As defined medically, gaslighting is:

…a form of psychological abuse where a person or group makes someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories. People experiencing gaslighting often feel confused, anxious, and unable to trust themselves.

"These statists are aware that once their version of a story has been repeated ad nauseum for days or weeks the bulk of the populace will accept it as the truth, thus, achieving near-permanent status in the national discourse."  More...

This nation is at a crossroads.  The left-wing ruling oligarchy dominates nearly all societal institutions.  But they cannot succeed in their effort to transform this nation’s political system into a one-party oligarchy without the active role of the Gaslight Media.

Victims of the gaslight media of the gaslighters themselves?:

America's national leaders, doing whatever it is that they do.

The Cancel Culture Mob Got Gina Carano and Is Eyeing Fox News. Here’s Why It’s Wrong. -

  Foundation for Economic Education (

"Just because a solution is a free market response does not make it the right response, and in this instance cancel culture is compounding many of the root problems it seeks to eliminate."

"As the nation continues to grapple with the fallout from the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, prominent members of the media are calling for the erasure of right-wing media outlets like Fox News, One America News Network (OANN), and Newsmax, which they say contributed to the riots.

"Max Boot, a columnist for the Washington Post, wrote a piece titled, “Sadly, Fox News Can’t Be Impeached” in which he called these television networks “collaborators” in inciting a violent insurrection. Boot went on to ask, “Where is the accountability for right-wing propagandists like [Tucker Carlson] who recklessly splashed around the lighter fluid that ignited on Jan. 6?” and suggested pressuring cable giants to suspend their platforms if they do not “clean up their acts.”. . .

. .  ."Boot is not alone in his thinking. Journalists from the New York Times (which frequently cancels its own writers), MSNBC, and CNN all got in on the action." . . .

Monday, February 22, 2021

Neera Tanden's nomination to head White House budget office in peril as Collins, Romney say they will vote against her

 Alexander Nazaryan·National Correspondent  "The nomination of Neera Tanden to head the powerful Office of Management and Budget appears increasingly imperiled, with Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney and Utah, both Republicans, announcing on Monday morning that they would vote against the nominee." . . .

Those developments leave little wiggle room in an evenly divided Senate and could make Tanden — who heads the liberal Center for American Progress and is a longtime Clinton ally — the first failed Biden Cabinet nomination.

"At issue is Tanden’s storied legacy of incendiary tweets, which have frequently criticized and mocked Trump, congressional Republicans and progressives like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. In doing so, her tweets have complicated the new administration’s stated goal of returning Washington to pre-Trumpian norms of civility.

" 'Sen. Romney has been critical of extreme rhetoric from prior nominees, and this is consistent with that position,” the senator’s press secretary, Arielle Mueller, told Yahoo News. “He believes it’s hard to return to comity and respect with a nominee who has issued a thousand mean tweets.” .  . .

RIP Neera Tanden's Twitter feed - POLITICO

Neera Tanden's unremorseful bullying should disqualify her from Biden's cabinet | | The Guardian    "It isn’t fair women are consistently judged more harshly than men – but we don’t fix it by holding women to lower standards"

Neera Tanden: Wait, You Think That Senator Is Going to Save the Nomination? | National Review  . . . "This might prove to be a rather difficult task for Tanden, given that she seems to have disdain for Republican senators of all persuasions, be they moderate or ideological, young or old, male or female, from the Midwest, the South, or the Northeast. Tanden is among the least “unifying” of any of Biden’s cabinet picks, and thus does not appear to be well suited for the role of director of OMB, to put it mildly." . . .

Kira Davis: The Only Thing Ted Cruz Did Wrong Was Apologize


Kira Davis: The Only Thing Ted Cruz Did Wrong Was Apologize – RedState  . . . "The real reason no one should give a rip about Cruz’ Cancun kerfuffle is that unlike his liberal peers, he isn’t out there every day lecturing the entire country about staying home. He’s not accusing healthy, productive people of murder just because they want to celebrate a birthday with family or attend a funeral in person. He’s not calling snitch lines to out desperate restaurant owners who refuse to completely close their doors in the hopes of avoiding bankruptcy.

"The mayor of Austin scolded his city’s residents for entertaining the idea of attending family gatherings for Thanksgiving..from his condo in Mexico.

"The mayor of Chicago closed down schools and businesses and forced tens of thousands of Chicagoans into bankruptcy and poverty even as she continued to visit her own hair salon for cuts.

"Governor Gavin Newsom shut down nearly every restaurant in the state except the ones at his personal winery and of course, The French Laundry where he was caught with a large group of friends dining maskless and indoors. Prior to his disastrous dinner, Newsom admonished Californians every day to stay home, obey the “science” and make personal sacrifices for the “greater good.” Not unrelated, Newsom is now on track to become only one of a handful of American governors who have been recalled.

"Then there is Newsom’s “auntie” Nancy Pelosi, who purposefully delayed stimulus money for suffering Americans even as she appeared on late night tv talk shows to model her $12,000 subzero freezer filled with pricey ice cream. Like Lightfoot, Pelosi was also happy to make exceptions to business closures and masks when it came to her own hair." . . .