Didn’t watch the Dem convention at all. As a matter of fact, I’ve never wasted time on any of them since Kennedy, way back when. As a practical matter, anyone who needs a poorly run self-aggrandizing commercial to determine what the issues are and who stands for what, is too ill informed and malleable to be allowed to vote. Unfortunately for the nation, that sad situation applies to about 95% of the electorate.
The reason for today’s entry goes back to a point made here several weeks ago regarding Biden’s basement recluse act and a suspicion it fostered. At the time, my theory was that the forgetfulness and indications of senility were a ploy to establish an innocent plea when charges are brought by Attorney General Barr regarding the millions of dollars extorted via abuse of power when Biden was Vice President to Obama. At the time, what was taken from Ukraine was the major theme.
Within weeks of a Biden visit to Ukraine, son, Hunter Biden was doing business there, as a participant in a firm called Bohai Harvest RST. The corporation formed a novel Chinese-American investment partnership that involved such Chinese state-owned firms as the Bank of China. said they sought to raise $1.5 billion.
According to Peter Schweitzer in the New York Post back on January 18th: “The Biden family’s apparent self-enrichment involves five family members: Joe’s son Hunter, son-in-law Howard, brothers James and Frank, and sister Valerie.
"When this subject came up in 2019, Biden declared, “I never talked with my son or my brother or anyone else — even distant family — about their business interests. Period.”
Schweitzer goes on: “Consider the case of HillStone International, a subsidiary of the huge construction management firm Hill International. The president of HillStone International was Kevin Justice, who grew up in Delaware and was a longtime Biden family friend. On Nov. 4, 2010, according to White House visitors’ logs, Justice visited the White House and met with Biden adviser Michele Smith in the Office of the Vice President. Less than three weeks later, HillStone announced that James Biden would be joining the firm as an executive vice president. James appeared to have little or no background in housing construction, but that did not seem to matter to HillStone. His bio on the company’s website noted his “40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally…”
“James Biden was joining HillStone just as the firm was starting negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, the firm announced a contract to build 100,000 homes. It was part of a $35 billion, 500,000-unit project deal won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received a $22 million US federal government contract to manage a construction project for the State Department.”
There are quite a few more similar situations, adding up to hundreds of millions of dollars, but by now we all have the gist.
On another side of Biden, we now have evidence from reports that his convention performance last night was flawless. Michael Goodwin of the New York Post writes: “He did it. Joe Biden got through the biggest speech of his life cleanly and coherently, without stumbling or mumbling or getting that far-away dazed look in his eyes.
"That sounds like an incredibly low bar because it is, but it reflects the honest and serious debate about Biden’s fitness. His age, 77, past health problems and the obvious signs that his faculties have been diminished raised the unprecedented possibility that he would not be able to carry out one of the routine performances of a major party nominee — give an acceptance speech.”
So, which Biden is it? The one that can’t remember who, what or where he is to avoid almost certain upcoming indictment for abuse of office as he enriched his clan or the obviously qualified, articulate, seasoned executive proving his capability to become President of the United States?
That’s it for today folks,