Monday, July 31, 2023

Enjoy your water heater while you still can; Democrats again

Why are they doing this to us? TD

 Washington Examiner

"Ever heard the phrase “Give someone an inch and they’ll take a mile”? Americans gave Joe Biden the Oval Office, and now he is taking away their cars , dishwashers, gas stoves , and, most recently, their water heaters.

'Biden’s Department of Energy on July 21 released new proposed energy-efficiency standards for water heaters. This is the latest round in the administration’s ongoing home-invasion campaign in the name of stopping climate change and saving the world, all while actively making life harder for everyday Americans.

'If finalized as currently written, beginning in 2029, this regulation would require new boiler installations to use electric heat pumps , which pull heat from the surrounding air to bring water up to temperature, instead of heating the water internally. Moreover, standards for traditional gas-fired water heaters will become stricter, thus making them more costly, which is in line with the Biden administration’s push toward full home appliance electrification.

'This latest efficiency mandate, like the ones that came before, stems from the Environmental Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, signed into law by President Gerald Ford at a time when there were great fears of energy scarcity. But in 2023, with the advent of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, more energy is available to us now than ever before. According to the Energy Information Administration, in 1975 America imported more than 5,800 barrels of crude oil and petroleum products daily. But in 2023, America is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world and a net exporter of them.

"Following Biden’s crackdown on dishwashers , the water heater rule is the latest in a long series of attempts (in 18 categories, to be exact) to restrict Americans’ ability to enjoy cheap, reliable energy, brought to us by conventional fuels. The onerous home appliance efficiency mandates will raise prices of appliances, disproportionately hurting poor people and small businesses." . . .

In an exclusive interview with last November, a whistleblower claimed he was on a 2012 phone call with then-Vice President Joe and Hunter discussing a Latin American online gambling business.

Hunter Biden investigation: Why the Devon Archer testimony is so important | Washington Examiner   "When Devon Archer sits down on Monday with the House Oversight Committee, the Hunter Biden investigation could enter a new and more significant phase.

"That’s because Archer, a former business partner of Hunter Biden’s and a former friend to the family, is expected to testify about the extent of President Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s foreign business dealings, potentially roping the president more deeply into a scandal he has thus far studiously avoided.

"Archer will be the closest business associate of Hunter Biden’s to speak with Congress to date. The two served together on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, and handled a range of other business deals together through Rosemont Seneca, their investment firm.

"While other witnesses have discussed the evidence that Hunter Biden engaged in illegal activity during his time working for overseas companies, Archer’s testimony could be the first that directly links Joe Biden to the lobbying his son did." . . .

Devon Archer, the man who will testify to Congress about his business dealings with Hunter Biden: Who is he? | Fox News    "Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s longtime friend and business associate, is expected to testify on Capitol Hill Monday and share intimate details about foreign ventures he worked on and the level at which President Biden was allegedly involved.

"Archer is set to appear before the House Oversight Committee Monday and is reportedly preparing to tell lawmakers that President Biden met with dozens of Hunter's business associates while he was serving as vice president between 2009 and 2017." . . .

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive emails, photos and documents lay bare Hunter Biden's shady overseas business dealings that compromise the President and come dangerously close to violating foreign lobbying act | Daily Mail Online   . . ."And now after a painstaking investigation using documents from Hunter's abandoned laptop, interviews with sources and subpoenaed records obtained by, we can reveal exactly what evidence may be used against the First Son.

"The information lays out a laundry list of potential foreign influence violations that span China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Kazakhstan, Mexico and other Latin American countries.". . .

Video: In an exclusive interview with last November, a whistleblower claimed he was on a 2012 phone call with then-Vice President Joe and Hunter discussing a Latin American online gambling business. obtained an archive of the gambling website
 Much, much more at the Daily Mail.

It’s Year 5 of the Biden Crime Family Coverup | RealClearPolitics  "A truism that came out of the Watergate scandal is that often the coverup is worse than the crime. But that is not the case in the unraveling Bidengate scandal. The alleged crime here is so bad that it is probably the worst ever committed by an American president.
"Yet the coverup should be studied, too. It deserves superlatives for its longevity, inventiveness, and sheer audacity. The strategy has been simple: deny, deflect, destroy. Deny the facts. Deflect with distractions, and when all else fails, work tirelessly to destroy Trump, who was among the first to raise questions about the Biden family’s shady dealings. At Year 5, it may be the most successful coverup in modern history, especially since so many of the facts have been in plain sight for the entire time." . . . 
"Hunter Biden might be in prison now, and his father would have retired to Delaware to live out his final years in shame.
"Instead, Democrats in Congress put Trump on trial for daring to notice that which must not be named – the influence-peddling scheme run by Joe Biden and his kin. The impeachment was America’s crash course on Ukrainian corruption, but somehow the mainstream media missed the story and tried to convince the public that Biden was the victim. They hid the evidence then, just as they did last week when Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal fell apart." . . .

UPDATE: Douglas Murray mocks media yet to cover Hunter Biden's 'sweetheart' plea deal rejection    "Many media outlets have not yet covered Hunter Biden’s misdemeanours, and his “sweetheart” plea deal rejection has been a “surprise” to them, according to author Douglas Murray.
“ 'It was meant to see him plead on these relatively small minor charges, get a slap on the wrist and then get on with things,” Mr Murray told Sky News host Rita Panahi. “ 'But the judge in Delaware, it turned out, hadn’t been spoken to, as it were. She made sure that she actually read the detail of it and wasn't happy with it.' ”

Clown Alert! Four Things the Leftists Hope You Missed This Week –

 PJ Media

America’s Bolshies were making moves this week, and some of them blew up spectacularly into their snotty Marxist mugs. They would probably prefer you not read this article, but that won’t stop you.

Schumer and his little fists again

1. Jason Aldean’s “Racist” Courthouse

First, let’s talk about that Jason Aldean video that keeps your green-haired, trans-pansexual sister-in-law awake at night. Never mind that she/zhe/sheep never heard of Aldean before. Once zhe/zsa-zsa was told to jump, compliance kicked in.

The leftoid cranks screamed that Aldean’s video promoted lynching after an unemployed C.H.U.D. popped out of mumsie’s basement and revealed that a century ago, a black man was hung in front of the courthouse that is seen throughout the video.

How dare Aldean not search the history of what might have happened near a building?

What the self-loathers on the left failed to realize — or chose to ignore — is that Miley Cyrus, as Hannah Montana, shot a scene in front of the same building in her 2009 film, “The Movie.”

Why did Cyrus get a pass and not Aldean? Do you really need me to answer that? Okay!

Aldean is one of those abhorrent, straight, white men, and he is — even worse — a country music artist. I count four reasons for the left to fear him and weep violently into their N-95s." . . .   Keep reading; there's more.

Europe will be the Battleground … again

 EXCLUSIVE interview with Paul Craig Roberts: Europe will be the Battleground ... again - Herland Report (

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts said in this exclusive interview to Herland Report, taped in 2018: “If there is a war, Europe is going to disappear. The Russians have already said that they will not fight another war on their territory. There are no independent governments in Europe, Washington owns them.” Say again?

 “If Russia and China have insulated themselves, it would be an enormous rise in power of Russia in the East and the complete collapse of the Western power. It would be like a world revolution. That would be the last thing that the Central Banks in the West would want because their main function is to expand Western financial hegemony.”

"Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of the leading political economists in the USA, awarded by the Treasury Department for “his outstanding contributions to the formulation of United States economic policy.”  He is also the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy, a former Wall Street editor, and an author of many books.

"Free intellectuals is a scarcity today. Most academics are dependent on state or private structures that demand conformity of opinion, while free thinkers such as Dr. Roberts depends on no one. It gives him a unique position to speak his mind, based on a lifetime of experience." . . .

Transgender researchers suffer from ‘traumatic harm’ when STEM students mock survey questions in their answers

 Eric Utter; American Thinker   . . ."Apparently, some students did not take the survey as

seriously as the gender researchers did, and have therefore drawn the ire of the intrepid, if
humorless, investigators. Of the 349 completed responses, 50 were of a mocking variety, and deemed “malicious” by the scientists -- who said they included “slurs, hate speech, or direct targeting of the research team.”

"Fully 12 percent of the “malicious” respondents identified their gender as an "Apache attack helicopter" (or similar aircraft), an apparent reference to a long-running meme meant to make light of individuals identifying as a broad range of “genders.”

"One student had the sheer audacity to write:

“I believe that is what is wrong with higher education. Students should be taught to focus on their chosen field and not their gender.”

"Students should be instructed in their chosen field, the one they are paying through the nose for, instead of being subjected to a radical social agenda? Egads!

"Another respondent wrote, “While I of course do not condone bullying or discrimination, I wish people in universities (especially the faculty) would not focus so much on gender and identity. That doesn’t matter.” Telling the faculty that’s supposed to be serving you that gender isn’t important to you, but being educated in your field is? The temerity! Hitler alert, Hitler alert!" . . .

That last comment turned out to be prescient: the OSU response turned out to be an accusation of fascism. We look for wisdom in the proper places and find only politically-driven silliness. TD

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Biden the Democrat's albatross


'An albatross round his neck':  This phrase refers to lines from the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in which the eponymous mariner, who shoots an albatross, is obliged to carry the burden of the bird hung around his neck as a punishment for and reminder of his ill deed.

Image courtesy of Ghenghis Gary.

"I really don’t like the President of the United States. Joe Biden has spent his life working tirelessly toward one thing more than anything else: to convince people he is a good man. He is not and never has been, as evidenced by how it took four years and political pressure from New York Times columnists to acknowledge the existence of one of his grandchildren. Now that people are beginning to notice and ask questions about things like how he got so rich, Joe has defaulted to the only defense left for him: He’s not corrupt, he’s just a horrible parent and brother." . . .
. . ."Biden has been unable to keep his hands off women. Even his supporters cringed when he was seen sniffing the hair, rubbing the shoulders or whispering into the ears of unsuspecting females, some of them minors. Stranger still, Biden waxed on about his commitment to the #MeToo movement. The handsy Biden has insisted that women who made accusations of sexual harassment must be believed." . . .

MSNBC Panel: Biden An 'Albatross' Around Democrat Necks In the Midterms! | Newsbusters   . . ."Johnson asked Brown James what Biden needs to do:
"To raise his numbers so that he is not sort of an albatross on the neck of Democrats who are going to be running this fall?". . .

The most inexplicable chant surfaces in Berlin demonstration -

 Thomas Lifson; American Thinker  "I understand the progressives' concept of intersectionality, but does that include supporting people who want to kill you?

"I refer to a phenomenon found many places, but which cropped up Saturday in Berlin.  People at a "queer pride" demonstration there were chanting, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."

"In case you don't recognize the chant, it refers to the process of driving the Jews of Israel into the sea — that is, exterminating them — so that a made-up nation called "Palestine" can become the world's 58th officially Islamic state.

"Yes, it is horrific on its surface, but that's not what makes the chant so odd.  As virtually everyone reading this already knows, Islam condemns homosexuality and other forms of "queerness," and its scripture calls for the death penalty.  Meanwhile, Israel, which the demonstrators want ethnically cleansed of Jews, tolerates and even supports all aspects of the queer movement.

"Here is what happens to homosexuals in the West Bank:

Gay Palestinian Ahmad Abu Marhia beheaded in West Bank

Palestinian police have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 25-year-old man after his body was found decapitated in the occupied West Bank.

LGBTQ groups in Israel, where Ahmad Abu Marhia was seeking asylum, say he had received threats because he was gay.

"So the Berlin demonstrators want to exterminate the nation where this poor unfortunate sought refuge and turn the territory over to his executioners."

How about an honest headline and article from MSNBC for a change?

 Jack Hellner   "It would read. "The media will eventually be forced to cover the history of Biden family corruption,” instead of

Hunter Biden can't stop gifting the GOP with potential scandals

Allegations about Hunter Biden’s art sales could cause a new political headache.

Another potential Hunter Biden scandal appears to be brewing. This time it’s about his foray into the world of fine art and a media report that he sold art with a high price tag to a Democratic donor.

Biden’s attempt to break into the art world was always going to look bad. Now it could become yet another political headache for President Joe Biden as Republicans dog him for his son’s history of misconduct and impropriety. And it comes as Hunter Biden’s plea deal over federal tax charges unexpectedly unraveled Wednesday.

"This article makes it appear that Joe is an innocent bystander in the Biden Crime family's business of lining the family's pockets with kickbacks when the truth is Joe was always the head of the family crime business.

"Hunter Biden didn't fly on government jets around the World just to keep his dad company. He flew to get kickbacks for the family and Joe has clearly lied for years that he had no idea what Hunter or his brother did in business and that no one in his family ever made money from foreign countries.

"Sadly, MSNBC, along with most of the media, has covered up for the criminal activity of the Bidens and Clintons for years because all they care about is winning elections. They ran lies about Trump and Russian collusion for years with no evidence, but no matter how much evidence they have that Joe Biden participated in business deals with Hunter, they intentionally lie to the public that there is no evidence." . . .

Joy Reid and guests go all in on partisan hate, accuse conservatives of enabling terrorism, murder (

'Squad' Dems vote against honoring police officers killed in line of duty

 'Squad' Dems vote against honoring police officers killed in line of duty (

"Two members of progressive group "the Squad" were the only Democrats to vote against a resolution that memorialized police officers killed in the line of duty and expressed condolences to their loved ones.

During a vote Monday recognizing National Police Week, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Cori Bush, D-Mo., uttered the only nays heard from the House floor as the chamber voted on the pro-law enforcement resolution.

The resolution, which passed with unanimous support from Republicans and nearly all Democrats, amended H.Res. 363 title to read: "Resolution memorializing law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty." 

Its passing honored "the 556 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, including 224 officers killed in 2022, as well as 332 officers killed in previous years whose stories were recovered during 2022," while also ensuring police are equipped with the resources and training necessary to keeping communities safe." . . .

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., were the only two Democrats
to vote against a pro-law enforcement resolution Monday. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.

"The amendment opposed by the Democrats expressed "unwavering support" for law enforcement officers and offered "condolences and solemn appreciation" for the loved ones of lost officers."

What does the "Squad" think of this?   2020: 2 California sheriff's deputies shot in apparent ambush on patrol car - CBS News   . . .Protesters gathered outside the emergency room at the hospital where the injured deputies were being treated.  

. . ."To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling "We hope they die" referring to 2 LA Sheriff's ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL," the sheriff's department tweeted. "People's lives are at stake when ambulances can't get through."

A radio reporter who was near the protest scene was taken into custody, KABC-TV reported. The sheriff's department later tweeted that the reporter interfered with the arrest of a male protester.

"The female adult, who was later identified as a member of the press, did not identify herself as press and later admitted she did not have proper press credentials on her person," the department stated." . . .

Oakland NAACP comes out swinging against crime, blasts local Dems who backed ‘defund the police’  “ 'Oakland residents are sick and tired of our intolerable public safety crisis that overwhelmingly impacts minority communities. Murders, shootings, violent armed robberies, home invasions, car break-ins, sideshows, and highway shootouts have become a pervasive fixture of life in Oakland,” the letter begins.". . .
. . ."“Failed leadership, including the movement to defund the police, our District Attorney’s unwillingness to charge and prosecute people who murder and commit life threatening serious crimes, and the proliferation of anti-police rhetoric have
created a heyday for Oakland criminals. If there are no consequences for committing crime in Oakland, crime will continue to soar,” the letter reads." . . .
Emphasis mine. TD

Joe Biden Hit With Ice-Cold Inconvenient Reminder as He Begins 10-Day Vacation –


"As RedState reported earlier, our current Oval Office occupant, Joe Biden, headed out Friday for a 10-day vacation which is like the fourth time in a month where he’s taken time off.

"Prior to that, he spent three weekends starting at the end of June at Camp David (two of which were with his son, Hunter) and another was spent kicking back at Rehoboth Beach, which we were told in so many words by U.S. officials equated to one “full day” of Biden being on “official business.”

"But while such an explanation was an insult to the intelligence of American voters, especially those struggling to make ends meet who don’t have the luxury of being able to allegedly conduct “official business” on the beach, it along with Biden’s well-known penchant for embarrassing gaffes, flubs, sounding non-sensical, and looking lost, out of it, and generally confused has provided Biden, who is 80, with an inescapable issue heading into 2024:

"Growing questions about his age, mental acuity, and physical stamina to hold the nation’s top office for another four years should he be re-elected.

"It’s an ice-cold inconvenient reminder that Biden was hit with right off the bat as he began his latest round of “official (vacation) business,” courtesy of this reminder from RNC Research on a late June poll from NBC News:. . .

Saturday, July 29, 2023

'Insanely chilling': Academic freedom suit targets new California college diversity mandates

  Just The News

Colleague who got in trouble for using phrase "Cultural Marxism" means plaintiff professor won't recommend new Ted Cruz book with verboten phrase in the title, he says

"The threat to academic freedom from antiracism orthodoxy is expanding beyond one rural community college district to the entire California Community Colleges system, according to new filings in a professor's First Amendment retaliation and chilling-effects litigation.

"Last month, Daymon Johnson joined his history colleagues Matthew Garrett and Erin Miller in suing Bakersfield College and the Kern Community College District for allegedly weaponized investigations into their roles in the Renegade Institute for Liberty, a right-leaning campus think tank with nearly two dozen "committed faculty."

"A 30-year veteran of the Bakersfield school and a "Person of Color," Johnson took over as RIFL's faculty lead from its founder Garrett, who is now appealing his firing by KCCD in a secret board vote based on charges including the "dishonesty" of disagreeing with colleagues. Both are tenured.

"The five-month investigation on him – for "criticizing and questioning a colleague’s views on RIFL’s Facebook page" –was itself the punishment and source of his ongoing self-censorship, Johnson claims. 

"His July 13 declaration notes that KCCD deemed the term "Cultural Marxism" an example of "hate speech" in Garrett's termination notice. Johnson has often used the term but now refrains for fear of termination, including by not recommending Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's forthcoming book "Unwoke: How to Defeat Cultural Marxism in America.' ". . .

Alvin Bragg Slowly Realizes His Trump Indictment Is Going to Backfire, and He's Getting Desperate –


Let me translate that for you: Out of all the Trump indictments, filed or soon-to-be filed, Braggs is by far the dumbest and most likely to fail. Given that, he does not want to be the first prosecutor to hand the former president a massive PR victory so he’s now desperately looking for a way to let the DOJ’s cases go to trial first. 

That's called "Gaming the system". 

Women’s US Soccer Team Just Got Smacked With Some Much-Deserved KARMA |

No sweat, Megan; Stephen Colbert loves you

 Washington Engager   "The U.S. women's soccer team just broke a record, but it's certainly not one to celebrate. For the first time in eight years, the United States has been really stinking up the field and has won ZERO matches at Women's World Cup this year.

"At least their loss can't be blamed on their rampant patriotism, as the players were shown standing stone-faced during many different matches when the U.S. national anthem was played." . . .

. . ."Seems like many players are overly focused on making political gestures rather than simply playing their sport.

"Honestly, it's not too surprising that they're flailing all over the field."

Biden's Inaugural Address was a big, fat lie

  American Thinker   . . ."President Biden pledged "Unity" in his Inaugural address, but see his call immediately following the words "uniting our people": "uniting to fight the common foes we face."  Now, two and a half years after the Biden inauguration, the Biden/Garland persecution by prosecution of former president Donald J. Trump makes it obvious that for the incumbent regime, the major "foe" is political opposition.  Further, an administration that respected diversity of

political viewpoint would not pressure social media platforms to censor conservative opinion under the false label "disinformation."  For the incumbent regime, "disinformation" is the term used to silence dissent.

"For the incumbent regime, a second presidential term for Donald J. Trump is intolerable for fear that it will prove to the American people that the founding concept of liberty is in the best interest of the country, not the repressive totalitarianism that the incumbent regime would impose on the American people.

"A few days following the Biden inaugural, the House of Representatives brought a second impeachment charge against former president Trump.  (How does Congress try to remove from office a president who, days before, peacefully let office?)  Mr. Biden did nothing to stop this bizarre abuse of legislative power.  Nor did he stop Speaker Nancy Pelosi from trashing House rules and due process to create a select House committee consisting of fiercely anti-Trump members.  Nor did Mr. Biden deter his Justice Department (never was it President Trump's Justice Department) from weaponizing its powers to hold perceived political foes for lengthy, intolerable periods of pre-trial detention." . . .

KJP's Typical Comments at the July 27, 2023 Press Briefing; "Thee President has been very clear". . ."I don't", "I'm not". . .

 Karine Jean-Pierre: 'The Entire Biden Presidency Is A Private Family Matter And I Won't Comment On Private Family Matters.' | Babylon Bee     "White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who both is black and gay, declared she will no longer be answering questions from reporters during the press briefing. She cited the importance of protecting private family matters, which she claimed the Biden presidency technically qualified as.

"I'm just not going to speak to any private conversation that the President has with his family, especially as it pertains to possible felonies or acts of light treason," Jean-Pierre clarified. "It just wouldn't be appropriate."

"Because they're a family."

"Members of the media who attempted to limit their questions to matters of policy were also shut down.

"So look, the President is a man. And that man has a family. Therefore, the entire Biden presidency is a family matter. I won't comment on private family matters,"

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | The White House

Opening remarks, then reporters' questions. Only KJP's initial responses are reproduced here

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: So, look, I’m really not going to say anything more than what I shared yesterday. This is a personal matter for Hunter Biden. This is, you know, a personal issue. And as you know, this has been done in an independent way by the Department of Justice. It has been led by a Trump-appointed prosecutor. And I’m just not going to comment beyond — beyond what I said yesterday.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: So I’m not going to get into the medical condition of — of — of the Republican Leader in the Senate.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I’m just not going to speak to the politics of this. I’m not going to speak to — characterize any of this for the President.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I’m just not going to speak to any private conversation that the President has with his family.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I just don’t have anything additional to add. Is — the President spoke — was very candid when asked that question, and I believe his word still — still stands today.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: So, a couple of things. So, the U.S. Embassy released a se- — a security alert on July 26th advising U.S. citizens — which was yesterday, as you all know — to limit unnecessary movements and avoid the affected area until further notice as the situation develops.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I don’t have anything — I don’t have any comment on that at this time.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: So, look, I don’t want to get ahead of the conversation that they’re going to have. As you know, they’re going to be meeting fairly shortly. As it relates to the Belt and Road, I — I presume, is that what you’re speaking to — towards?

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: What I can say is they both agreed to meet in the United States later this year. Both teams are working through what that’s going to look like, the timing. I — I don’t have anything else to share beyond that — beyond —. . .

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I just want to be very clear: It was a conversation that they both agreed that it would be in the United States. Don’t have anything further. Both teams are indeed talking and going — and working —

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I think I just did with Seung Min when she asked that question. Basically, you know, the — the senator mentioned that the President called. And certainly, you know, the President and the senator have known each other for some time and have — as I mentioned to Seung Min — have — have had a lot of disagreements but have found common ground to move forward with the American people. I’m not going to go beyond what the — what the senator has said — Senator McConnell has shared.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I’m — I’m not going to characterize or speak to Prigozhin’s appearance or, you know, participation in the Summit. That’s something for the Russian government to speak to.

And I’m just not going to get into what has been common when it comes to ICC specifically.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Look, I mean, I’m not an expert in climate change, so I can’t speak to it — what — what — what it’s going to look like. But we know — we know climate change exists, right?. . .

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I don’t have any updates for you at this time.

MS. JEAN-PIERRE: I’m not going to speak to leaders in Congress about age or about anything like that. That is for them to speak to.

And it all continues in this same vein...

Friday, July 28, 2023

Hunter's plea deal

 Takeaways: What the spectacle of the collapse of Hunter’s plea deal showed us - American Thinker   "The drama that unfolded at the Wilmington, Delaware Federal Courthouse yesterday, where courageous Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected the plea deal purportedly agreed to by Hunter Biden and Delaware US Attorney David Weiss’s prosecutors, has taught the nation several important lessons.  

First of all, for Americans dependent on the bigfoot media, it was probably news that Hunter Biden, the president’s son, faces any serious legal jeopardy for serious crimes. The corporate media blackout is over, as Newsbusters reported:

All three networks ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News kicked off their newscasts with the Hunter news. On ABC, justice correspondent Terry Moran fretted that “Hunter Biden came to the federal courthouse in Wilmington this morning expecting to put his legal troubles behind him, but it was a day of unexpected courtroom drama and an unforeseen twist.”   

 . . ."Second, the official Biden narrative (repeated by hapless Karine Jean-Pierre at yesterday’s press briefing) that Hunter is just a “private citizen” was blown to smithereens by the six-car convoy that delivered Hunter Biden to the courthouse:"

. . .More.

America: Biden & Biden

Like John Fetterman, Biden is ridiculously easy for the Left to manipulate. He can also be easily blackmailed.  

 Todd Schowalter Productions.

The Undumpable Biden › American Greatness  "Listening to Republican media pundits counting the days until the Dems abandon a scandal-ridden president, I have to wonder what kind of fantasy world these Pollyanna types inhabit. Biden is exactly the kind of figurehead his handlers, whether woke ideologues or Deep State operatives, want as their frontman. Why should they care if Jim Jordan, James Comer, Chuck Grassley or the head of a Ukrainian gas company think that Joe or his ne’er-do-well son is a criminal slimebag? Our corrupt demented titular head of state serves the needs of those who put him in power and who right now are keeping him there. These would include the MSM, all leftist constituencies everywhere and, lest I forget, “world opinion.” Why exactly would I believe that the revelations of whistle-blowers and the overwhelming evidence of a weaponized Justice Department, IRS and FBI are going to change existing ideological divisions in this country?

"There’s little on network TV about Biden’s sins but lots about the legal problems that Donald Trump has brought on himself by being such a horrible person. . ."

The Seventh Granddaughter and Other Realities Dodged by Joe Biden - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics  "The president consistently presents the family story that flatters over the true one."

 "Joe Biden, who infamously expropriated British Labour Party Leader Neil Kinnock’s family story as his own, now edits one of his grandchildren out of the narrative." . . .

 DOJ Indicts Whistleblower Just Days After He Made Bribery Allegations Against President Biden - Analyzing America   "A disturbing realization has set in quickly for 57-year-old Gal Luft: He’s been indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on eight counts.

"What exactly did he do? Luft claims this is a politically motivated indictment because he’s responsible for providing the FBI with bribery allegations about the Biden family’s overseas business dealings." . . .

Turley: Hunter Biden's Judge Raised The Question The White House Most Fears, Was He A Foreign Agent And For What Purpose? | Video | RealClearPolitics

Jill Biden’s Ex-Husband Says ‘Very Dangerous’ Biden ‘Crime Family’ Has Targeted Him | The Daily Caller  . . ."Stevenson discussed his divorce from the first lady, alleging that he was the victim of a shakedown by the Biden family.

“ 'Frankie Biden of the Biden crime family comes up to me and he goes, ‘Give her the house or you’re going to have serious problems.’ I looked at Frankie and I said, ‘Are you threatening me?’ and needless to say, about two months later, my brother and I were indicted for that tax charge for $8,200.' 

Did Hunter Biden's Admission in Court Prove That Joe Biden Lied? – PJ Media    "On Wednesday, when Hunter Biden’s plea deal fell apart and he was forced to plead not guilty to tax evasion and enter into a diversion program, the embattled first son also make an important admission to the federal judge that may prove that Joe Biden lied.

"Hunter admitted that he had received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a company supported by the Chinese Communist Party — directly contradicting Joe Biden’s previous statements that his family never “made money from China.”

"According to court records obtained by Fox News, prosecutors revealed that Hunter Biden had received a sum of $664,000 from a “Chinese infrastructure investment company.” During the court proceedings, Hunter Biden confirmed to Judge Maryellen Noreika that the money came from a company he established in 2017 with the chairman of the CCP-supported CEFC Energy conglomerate, who has since disappeared.

“ 'I started a company [in 2017] called Hudson West, your Honor, and my partner was associated with a Chinese energy company called CEFC,” Hunter Biden said in court." . . .