Wednesday, June 29, 2022

BloggeRhythms

It’s been obvious, and written about here relatively often, that after Rupert Murdoch’s departure Fox News has moved gradually left. Significantly increasing with Paul Ryan’s joining the board as Chairman of the Fox Nominating and Governance Committee, driven primarily by his hatred of Trump.

On Monday, June 27, further evidence of change came in a headline, “Fox News' Brian Kilmeade: Trump 'Unhinged,” appearing to the casual reader that the statement was made presently. Details, however, reveal that Kilmeade’s utterance referred to a happening occurring in between the election and Jan. 6.

Kilmeade’s comment came on Sunday June 6, when on “Media Buzz,” he said, “The president was unhinged during that period, recalling the weeks between the 2020 presidential election and Jan. 6, 2021 — when protesters rioted and stopped constitutional procedure certifying the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden in key battleground states contested by House and Senate Republicans.

"I interviewed him at West Point and he was kind enough to give me a few minutes," Kilmeade said. "I've never seen him so angry. That was in between the election and Jan. 6.

"As soon as we were done, he just stormed off. And you know how long I've known him, for 15 years or 20 years prior to him going to the White House. I've never seen him so angry.

"He's convinced he was robbed. There's no doubt about it."

From the slant of the article, and Kilmeade’s’ verbiage, the efforts to damage Trump are evident. As a practical matter, however, considering a presidential election had just been stolen from him, Trump’s merely being “angry” seems relatively mild and certainly controlled.

In this case, readers again have a very firm handle on reality and express their knowledge impressively.

Whoaman wrote: “Paul Ryan must have gotten to Kilmeade. He is now sounding like a liberal hack. By the way, Trump had every reason to be angry. If you are watching the new evidence that is emerging, the latest coming from Maricopa Co. in AZ, it is obvious how sinister the corruption was. And now our country is paying a hefty price for it. And just because people didn’t like the demeanor of the President. Don’t even have to ask my liberal friends, they still think JB is “Mr. Wonderful.” I guess once a democrat, always a democrat.”

Sam Fox wrote: “Obviously Mr. K did NOT do any research. I'd like for the coward to explain WHY so many ballots were mailed out & WHY ALL the swing states stopped at the same time in the early morning hours just AFTER the election. How does he explain the ILLEGAL ways that state legislatures were subverted to make cheating easier.

How can this 'person' ignore the THOUSANDS of sworn affidavits by poll workers. These workers are under penalty for perjury if they lied. I call BK a 'person' because IMO he is not even close to being a real man!

“The above only touches on SOME of the evidence BK hid from. Any one watch Mike Lindell's videos?”

Dennis Patriot 70 said: “Brian Kilmeade has lost all credibility with people who are clearly in the know--and there are literally millions of us--who have seen and reviewed the available data, from multiple corroborating sources....and we know the real numbers. Any program where Kilmeade appears totally turns me off, and he needs to become a real journalist and seek the facts, not the comments of sources who have not done the hard work of actually seeking the facts. Shame on you Kilmeade.”

Nita wrote: "Yes, Trump could have lied and said what Kilmeade thought he should of said and maybe his approval rating may be 70% but it would not be Trump. He told you what he thought and let the chips fall where they may. That's why people liked him, he didn't just lie like other politicians. We know now six states that were corrupt. Trump was right. The election was stolen. We all know that and not talking about it will not make any difference. I also feel bad for the ones working the election that tried to report what happened and  they were ignored, like it didn't matter. Honest elections are important to some, too bad they are not to all. It is all about political power to some. That's sick!" 

Joe or Walter? said: “I think the Dems were so positively sure that Trump didn't stand a chance against Hillary, that they didn't bother to cheat in that election, so they upped their, lie, steal, cheat, rig, fraud game with the 2020 election to make damn good and sure Trump had no way of winning, and even though he got more votes than any other incumbent President in history, they rigged the voting machines and the ballot mail in boxes so much so that Biden (who rarely came out of his basement bunker to campaign, and when he did was lucky to get a 100 people to show up) somehow got 81 million votes. All the while Trump was getting from 20,000 to 60,000 supporters at ALL of his 2 to 3 campaign stops per day in 2019. So if anyone is gullible and naïve enough to think that Dems didn't steal the 2020 election than I've got some excellent ocean front property in Arizona to sell you cheap.”

So, here again evidence establishes presence of thoughtful, well-informed, articulate citizens refusing to accept pap and propaganda designed to defy reality. The truth being put extremely well by reader Joe or Walter, worth repeating : “[A]nd even though he got more votes than any other incumbent President in history, they rigged the voting machines and the ballot mail in boxes so much so that Biden (who rarely came out of his basement bunker to campaign, and when he did was lucky to get a 100 people to show up) somehow got 81 million votes. All the while Trump was getting from 20,000 to 60,000 supporters at ALL of his 2 to 3 campaign stops per day in 2019. So if anyone is gullible and naïve enough to think that Dems didn't steal the 2020 election than I've got some excellent ocean front property in Arizona to sell you cheap.”

Thus, just like the first time, the 70 million or so now aware Trump supporters will more than likely find a way to insure reelection. And this time they’ll be joined by 60% or more of the “81 million” Biden voters who’ve certainly had more than enough of him and his party.

That’s it for today folks.

 Adios

Monday, June 27, 2022

BloggeRhythms

 Friday’s Michael Goodwin column @nypost.com, condenses what is likely voter’s opinions and beliefs across the country regarding the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. A New York City dweller himself, in a very rare circumstance found considerable disagreement from significant numbers of his readers.

The column, “Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade reversal may help the Democrats in midterms,” first describes the court decision. Next, including Goodwin's rarely offered own view that “while I favor abortion rights with restrictions, I agree with those who argue that Roe created a constitutional right and a trimester scheme that had no legal or historic basis.”

Proceeding to make the article’s point, Goodwin writes: "Most Democrats, of course, are furious with [the] case, but much of their reaction inadvertently proved the soundness of the court’s rulings. The widespread promise to pass legislation to codify abortion rights, for example, underscores the central point the justices were making — that because the Constitution is silent on abortion, the matter is rightly left to voters and lawmakers in each state. 

“The court defeat on abortion, however, might do the trick [for Democrats], especially in some suburban swing districts that could keep [them] in power. Pelosi reflected the possibility when she called the Roe ruling “outrageous and heart-wrenching,” but instantly pivoted to politics by adding: “But make no mistake: The rights of women and all Americans are on the ballot this November.” 

“Even a confused Sen. Elizabeth Warren stumbled to the same conclusion. After declaring herself “spitting mad” and calling the justices who voted to overturn Roe “six extremists,” she said: “In a democracy, on this issue, the Supreme Court does not get the last word, the people do. And we’re going to fight back.” 

And then, in another quite rare occurrence, a considerable number of ordinarily exceptionally loyal readers posted 494 comments, the vast majority in disagreement with Goodwin, while offering the highly likely opinion of most typical voters and worthy of posting as written by them.

Florida Elder wrote: “The Dems hoped this would be a distraction and get the voters back in their camp. I presume your view is from New York City. Well here in Florida it is not a distraction. Every person I speak to has the price of gas, the prices at the grocery stores, the shortage of certain items, the open border from Mexico and other policies since the Dems are in the White House and the House that make them loudly denounce Biden and the Dems. They don't understand New Yorkers marching when they live in a state where abortions will continue as they always have. Floridians understand it was not a ban on abortions but the Supreme Court leaving it to the states to decide about abortions. We see it as an excuse to march, be violent, destroy property, bash the cops, assault people, disrupt traffic and do general mayhem. They lie in wait for opportunities like this to destroy our country and they try to further divide us. It is not going to save them. The economy is tanking day by day and everyone fears a recession or even a depression. When there isn't enough money to feed their family and drive to work and pay the rent, they will not care about abortions. They are trying to survive and worried about what tomorrow will bring.

186 “Likes”

MM opined: “I usually like Goodwin but he's wrong. Look at where the "night of rage" occurred. In liberal states plus a 1 off in Phoenix. No massive protests in TX, NC, GA, WI, MI, OH, FL, etc. Abortion is such a random occurring event (even women that have an abortion rarely have them every day) it doesn't really register. Buying gas and groceries is something people do everyday. Watching Biden fall off bicycles and not be able to read off a cue card is a weekly event. Abortion is blown out of proportion. Most of the "polls" say most Americans are ok with abortion, roughly 60 -40 for, but it ranks like 18th on what is important to voters.”

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Ella Jones wrote: “I live in Indiana, and I can tell you no one really cares about this. No protests. No rioting. I don't believe this will make much of a difference in the mid-terms. Within a few weeks people's attention will again focus on whether they have enough money to buy gas or groceries.

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Nativefulton wrote: “Michael. I agree with you most of the time but I think you have been inhaling the decriminalized ganja lately on our streets. But seriously, I respectfully disagree. With inflation on a climb along with unbearable gas prices, abortion and gun issues will be on the back burner for the time being. Congress will be taken over by Republicans this November.

Joe DeCarlo wrote: “Love me some Michael Goodwin but he is wrong here. Do you really think real Americans, this November, are going to put Roe v Wade over insane inflation, gas prices, crime and the impending job losses and recession? Yes it will enthuse the crazies, but there are more real people, thank God, than the loony left, who think of things that they have to deal with on a DAILY basis than abortion rights.

John wrote: “Bill Clinton said abortion should be safe, legal and rare. If the Dems had heeded all of that, we wouldn’t be here. Abortion all the way to term is absurd and reflects the craziness and the lack of seriousness the left displays all the time in everything. They have themselves to blame, and, yes, there will be a Red Tsunami coming in the midterms that will be of Biblical proportions and will put leftist politics out of commission for decades to come.

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craig summers said, “.........Even a confused Sen. Elizabeth Warren stumbled to the same conclusion. After declaring herself “spitting mad” and calling the justices who voted to overturn Roe “six extremists,” she said: “In a democracy, on this issue, the Supreme Court does not get the last word, the people do. And we’re going to fight back ...." That was the point of the Supreme Court decision - return the decision of abortion to the states i.e., the people. Warren got her wish.

What’s most important here is that responders present well-composed, intelligent composites of the personal situations of most citizens, much less voters. And while abortion may be a major concern to many, budgetary concerns apply to most. Further compounded by the fact that abortion legislation itself hasn’t changed at all for significant numbers. What has changed is jurisdiction, moving from federal to state. Thus, as time passes and specificity regarding the issue increases, ramifications may very well turn out to be far less damaging to Republican candidates than presently expected.

That’s it for today folks.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

BloggeRhythms

Posted here relatively often over the past several years regards how Progressives rarely look past the moment, in knee-jerk reactions frequently pursuing or creating causes that will someday come back to harm them. Particularly the minimum wage, wherein their limited or totally absent business experience precludes them from understanding the concept of profit and loss.

For the most part, it seems Progressives believe that businesses automatically earn income and therefore the far left’s job is to obtain as much of that revenue as possible for themselves. And then, after taking their cut, redistributing the remainder across their base of intellectually limited followers in return for their votes.

In the “real world,” however, the reverse is true. Businesses not only have to manage every nickel and dime to stay profitable; competitors, astute customers, taxes, and regulatory costs produce significant pressure income-wise. And therefore, while raising labor costs for the same job may benefit workers in the short run, the increase will force innovation as well for management.

In that regard, yesterday June 23, Maxwell Newman wrote @newsmax.com:The rise of the robots is no longer sci-fi. It’s happening now, as Amazon has just rolled out its “first fully autonomous mobile robot” for its warehouses this week.

The Proteus system is not the only robot Amazon has recently announced. A robotic arm, called Cardinal, has the ability to move packages as heavy as 50 pounds, and the company hopes to install the system on warehouse floors next year.

“Amazon says the robots can improve employee safety, a record where the company has been repeatedly criticized. The company says Cardinal “reduces the risk of employee injuries by handling tasks that require lifting and turning of heavy packages or complicated packing in a confined space.” More broadly, Amazon says automation has “transformed our business.”

Probing further into the matter, “Amazon has actually employed robots for years. Approximately 15,000 Kiva robots, now dubbed Amazon Robotics, were working in 10 warehouses as far back as 2014.” At the same time, “[M]any companies push ahead with automation to cut costs and up productivity.”

While Amazon steadfastly maintains that automation allows “people and technology [to work] safely together,” and that “our vision was never tied to a binary decision of people or technology, Martin Ford, author of “Rise of the Robots,” a book covering automation offers a different opinion.

Ford told The New York Times three years ago, “This technology will eventually displace a lot of people in those warehouses. I would not say that, overnight, huge numbers of jobs disappear. Maybe the first indication is they don’t get rid of those people—but the pace of job creation slows down.”

Several readers offered opinions of their own.

Will not ever for a democrat wrote: “Keep raising the minimum wage and robots will replace all manual jobs. There should be no minimum wage requirements

FritztheCat11 said: “Amazon to the "Woke generation, "We'll back your social issues 100%" and give you a better life." One week down the road, "Oh BTW, we're laying you off, because we found robots to be less demanding."

1984 opined: “Robots don't unionize.”

Most interestingly, the concept of robotics itself, in today’s day and age is quite easily understandable. Automation replacing humans for rote tasks is not very difficult for even those lowest on intellectual totem poles to grasp. Unfortunately for Progressives though, in the world of grains of common sense, they’re somewhat lower than that.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

BloggeRhythms

Today’s another wherein Joe Biden’s senility has granted the Republican party an enormous gift. Having one more chance to correct his ways and give his party the opportunity to retain electoral power next November, Biden chose to remain on a path to political obliteration instead.

Rather than returning to inevitable oil production, whereas there is currently no viable, affordable alternative, he instead “called on Congress to pass a three-month suspension of the federal gasoline tax to help combat record pump prices and provide temporary relief for American families this summer.

"We can bring down the price of gas and give families just a little bit of relief," Biden said in a White House address,” according to newsmax.com. The statement carries significant incredibility considering, as noted by Larry Bell, last Friday, June 17, also on newsmax.com, “Climate Change” was a fictional political tool to begin with.

Bell recalls that “[e]xcept maybe for a candid admission from former IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer, who advised in 2010 that “… one has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.”

“Fast forward then to true agendas of another climate and environment “expert” and Democratic “Green New Deal” architect, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.

"As AOC’s former chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti told then-Washington state’s climate director Sam Ricketts during a May 2019 meeting, "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all."

Chakrabarti then asked, "Do you guys think of it as a climate thing? Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing."

Bell closes by summarizing this way: “When science becomes political, it can no longer be dignified nor trusted as science."

"As H.L. Mencken observed in his 1918 essay In Defense of Women, “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

The ploy was often mentioned by Rush, to whom the employment of what was originally called “Global Warming” was a hot button [no pun intended.] He had a very firm handle on how this fictional fear was manipulated by the left for political purposes. In fact, what went unmentioned by leftists and the mainstream media was how, when temperatures never rose as drastically as predicted, the name was subtly changed to “Climate Change” whereupon a whole new of set of Saul Alinsky type threats had to be invented that remained ”outside the expertise of the enemy.“   

Back on February 17, 2019 Rush maintained: ‘’Climate change is nothing but a bunch of computer models that attempt to tell us what's going to happen in 50 years or 30. Notice the predictions are never for next year or the next 10 years. They're always for way, way, way, way out there, when none of us are going to be around or alive to know whether or not they were true."

Now today, we have a president of The United States of America, who for purely political purposes shut off oil domestic production in turn causing crippling inflation, financially harming enormous numbers of citizens least able to afford increases in living costs. While at the same time this same president tries to convince the voting public, “Putin did it.” And then, as said at the start, when given a golden opportunity to correct an incredible error in judgement, stays on political course to give his political rivals enormous advantage. In the world of “stupid,” continuing to follow the “Climate Change” fiction is in a class of its own.

On another matter, as reported by Nick Koutsobinas @newsmax.com, “Constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz in a Sunday Breitbart piece called out his former Harvard colleague Laurence Tribe 

"In a recent CNN interview, Tribe assured his viewers that 'without any doubt, beyond a reasonable doubt, beyond any doubt' Trump was guilty of numerous crimes, including the 'attempted murder' of Vice President Mike Pence. He said: 'You don't have to go to law school' to know that these crimes have been committed.'

"Well, actually you do," Dershowitz added. "Any first-year law student writing such drivel on a criminal law exam would receive a D-, even with grade inflation. It is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard a law professor say.

"There is much to criticize about Trump's actions of January 6, 2021. But even suggesting that he is guilty of attempting to murder his vice president shows judgment akin to supporting Michael Avenatti for president.

"This is important," Dershowitz said, "because Tribe has become the go-to academic spokesperson for the woke hard left on all legal matters Trump. If this is representative of their thinking, they — and we — are in real trouble."

What’s important here, is that even a lifelong liberal like Alan Dershowitz has apparently had enough of thewoke hard left “to call them out, while in the process providing some support for Trump. And in turn establishing that no firm judgments can be made about anything until both sides have proven their cases unequivocally.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios 

Friday, June 17, 2022

BloggeRhythms

Today’s premise stems from Tim Murtaugh @www.heritage.org  back on August 6, 2021, regarding Biden’s penchant for lying without hesitation or compunction.

Murtagh writes, “to hear President Joe Biden tell it, he is everyman. Almost literally.

“He’s a truck-driving, long-ball-hitting outlaw who is uncommonly brave, marched for civil rights, and was an accomplished scholar in law school.

“It’s an impressive resume, especially for a politician who has spent most of the past 48 years in Washington, D.C”.

“And almost all of it is either highly embellished or completely untrue. Largely protected by the media, “especially throughout his 2020 campaign for president and since taking office in January, Biden’s penchant for falsehoods has been with him for decades.“ 

Murtagh presents several examples of fabrication, including telling workers at a Mack Trucks facility in Pennsylvania: “I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man.” This, of course, is nonsense.” [T]he closest Biden apparently ever got to driving one was a 535-mile trip as a passenger in 1973, when as a freshman senator he said he wanted to understand what truckers experience.

When called on this, “the White House fell back on its habit of describing things as they are not, weakly noting that Biden once had a summer job driving a school bus, which most decidedly isn’t an 18-wheel Mack Truck.”

Similarly, “while hosting the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers at the White House before the Fourth of July weekend, Biden boasted that he hit a 368-foot drive “off the right-centerfield wall” during his second Congressional Baseball Game at old RFK Stadium in 1974.

“Newspaper accounts of the game, though, show that Biden went 0-for-2”.

“But truck-drivin’, baseball-smashin’ Joe Biden doesn’t stop there.

“During his campaign for president, he said at least three times that he had been arrested by police in South Africa while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.

“It didn’t happen”.

Claiming that as a college student, he was arrested for attempting to enter a women’s dormitory on the campus of Ohio University, that wasn’t true either. Nor was a “tense encounter with police” in 1963. Visiting Washington as a student, wandering into the U.S. Senate chamber, he was not “arrested by a Capitol Police officer,” but merely asked to leave.

Then in presidential primaries, “Biden told a gut-wrenching story about a journey he made as vice president to a dangerous area of Afghanistan."

Asked by a four-star general, he said, “to pin a Silver Star on a Navy captain who had displayed incredible bravery in rappelling down a 60-foot ravine under fire to retrieve the body of a fallen comrade.

“Biden said he unflinchingly waved off those who said it was too perilous for him to make the trip to Afghanistan.

“We can lose a vice president,” he said. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.”

“When the time came to pin the medal on the Navy captain, Biden said, the man refused it because he had been unable to save the life of his fellow serviceman.

“It turns out that Biden was combining pieces of several different events into one account that makes him look like he selflessly went into harm’s way to honor an American hero.

“He once did go to Afghanistan, but as a senator and not as vice president. And he did once pin a medal on the chest of a soldier who believed he didn’t deserve the honor.

“But the hero who rappelled into the ravine was an Army specialist who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama, not Biden, six years later."

“As The Washington Post reported: ‘In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.’”

And now today, June 17, 2022, Eric Mack writes @newsmax.com “Exxon Mobil has fired back at President Joe Biden's calling out U.S. energy producers amid rampant inflation and rising gasoline costs, placing blame on the oil companies and saying they need to ''work with my administration to bring forward concrete, near-term solutions that address the crisis.''

“Exxon Mobil not only laid out its investments and communication with the Biden administration, but a press release Wednesday blasted the administration's energy policies and made a call for Biden to act.”

''In the short term, the U.S. government could enact measures often used in emergencies following hurricanes or other supply disruptions – such as waivers of Jones Act provisions and some fuel specifications to increase supplies,''

Ways to promote investment include “regular and predictable lease sales, as well as streamlined regulatory approval and support for infrastructure such as pipelines.''

Exxon went on to say, “'We have been in regular contact with the administration to update the president and his staff on how ExxonMobil has been investing more than any other company to develop U.S. oil and gas supplies,'' the company's release began. ''This includes investments in the U.S. of more than $50 billion over the past five years, resulting in an almost 50% increase in our U.S. production of oil during this period.

''Globally, we've invested double what we've earned over the past five years – $118 billion on new oil and gas supplies compared to net income of $55 billion. This is a reflection of the company's long-term growth strategy, and our commitment to continuously invest to meet society's demand for our products.

“Exxon Mobil also took up opposition to Biden's criticism of oil company profits.

''Specific to refining capacity in the U.S., we've been investing through the downturn to increase refining capacity to process U.S. light crude by about 250,000 barrels per day – the equivalent of adding a new medium-sized refinery,'' the release added. ''We kept investing even during the pandemic, when we lost more than $20 billion and had to borrow more than $30 billion to maintain investment to increase capacity to be ready for post-pandemic demand.''

A reader, Boomer, clearly established that the voting public is fully aware of who did what, when and why: “I don't know about any of this, but what I do know is Trump had us energy independent, gas was under 2 bucks, the democrats stopped drilling on federal lands, we are buying oil from Russia and talking to other foreign countries, and gas is averaging 5 bucks. So rather than go back to what we were doing under Trump, we have a peeing match between big oil and the democrats'. In the meantime big oil reaps huge profits and the average American suffers. Great job you democrat supporters, have you learned your lesson yet?”

All boiling down to a frustrated nation, paying exorbitant costs for purely political purposes. But suffering voters and disappointed others don’t really matter much to Biden. Because if desired results don’t occur, he simply makes one’s up instead.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios

Thursday, June 16, 2022

BloggeRhythms

A while ago it was posted here that as a practical reality, like everyone else the far left has no idea who floods over their wide-open Southern border either. Nonetheless, they’ve obviously been assuming that the mass of thankful illegal newcomers would undoubtedly vote Democrat one way or another, giving their party millions of votes far into the future, perhaps in overwhelming numbers.

While the left’s premise certainly makes sense, an air of uncertainty still exists regarding illegal's politics whereas crossing itself isn’t free. According to an April 2019 study by the Rand Corporation,” in 2017, sources estimated the cost at somewhere between $4,000 and $10,000. The commonly accepted range now falls between $6,000 and $10,000.” Which means crossers must have had some financial success as individuals and acquired substantial sums if bringing families. Decreasing the chances of their being indigent, easily malleable sheep, voting or otherwise.

And now on Tuesday, confirmation came that crossers certainly can be other than sure-fire leftist newcomers. According to Jack Gournell @newsmax.com: “Republicans gained a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday when Mayra Flores edged out Democrat Dan Sanchez in the Texas District 34 special election.”

Flores had 51% of the vote to Sanchez's 43%, flipping an 84% Hispanic Rio Grande Valley seat red. She herself, “was born in BurgosTamaulipas, to migrant farmworkers. She moved to the U.S. when she was six years old and became a U.S. citizen at 14. Her family often moved yearly throughout Texas during her childhood because of her and her parents' work picking cotton, which began in Memphis, Texas, when she was 13. She graduated from South Texas College in 2019,” according to Wikipedia.

So, here we have one more example of the far-lefts lacking intellect, as they continue to predicate policy on unproven assumption, having no method or intention to reverse innumerable mistakes in judgement. But today’s case is exceptional whereas, instead of unbridled invitation to future Democrat voters, they’re actually importing Republicans who’ll some day run them out of office altogether.

Regarding what the far-left has done to the Democrat party and the nation, appearing on "The Cats Roundtable," Sunday, Newt Gingrich didn’t tell host John Catsimatidis anything really new, but put several key issues into well-formed political perspective.

“Regarding the House Jan. 6 Select Committee's first public hearing, Gingrich said, "I watched the entire two-hour committee and I thought it was Stalinist, Soviet-era, totally rigged, totally phony. It was an embarrassment. It's not a congressional hearing. It was a propaganda device, and Americans should be enraged that they're being subjected to this kind of dishonesty."

Gingrich summed up the fuel crisis, saying: “Regarding the president's energy policy, Gingrich, in paraphrasing Biden, said, "'I don't know why the price of gas has gone up.' You have to be an idiot to not have figured out that if you do everything you can to cripple the oil and gas industries, the result is going to be much higher prices. Democrats are going to have to go home and explain why you can't afford food. You can't afford gasoline. You talk about electric cars? You're going to have blackouts in California this summer because they're closing down electric-generating stations. And they don't seem to understand that if you have an electric car, you need electricity. I know this is a big, bold idea."

And then, Gingrich described the lunacy of Progressive oil policy. “Commenting on the Biden administration's importing of foreign oil rather than the focusing of efforts to produce domestically, Gingrich said, "It is not right or left; it is 'crazy' and 'not crazy' ... We just did a survey and found that if you ask people, 'Is it important to restore the America that works?' 87% of the country just wants it to work. It's not liberal or conservative. It's 'nuts' versus 'reality.' What the Biden administration is doing on almost every front is closer to insanity than to a political philosophy."

And it’s in that last paragraph that while Gingrich truly and succinctly summarizes the nation’s overriding quandary of “nuts' versus reality”, it goes beyond that. Because the dilemma‘s incurable, coming down to conceptual capability versus the far left’s mindlessness.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios

Friday, June 10, 2022

BloggeRhythms

According to www.statista.com/statistics, there were 168.31 million registered voters in the U.S., last counted in 2020. For last night’s Democrat anti-Trump promotion, Lindsey Ellefson reports @www.thewrap.com, “From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, Fox News garnered 2.431 million total average viewers, of whom 347,000 were in the demo, for a win across both metrics.

“In second place was MSNBC with 1.639 million total average viewers and an average of 264,000 demo viewers. CNN brought in 834,000 average primetime viewers with only 201,000 in the demo.”

Which means, statistically, less than 3% of voters tuned in to the anti-Trump rally on those 3 channels. Considering the effort, time, and money the left puts into trying to keep the former president from running against them, he must have them scared skinny. However, Democrat efforts don’t seem to matter very much to the voting public, audience size not particularly large.

Unwatched here, foxnews.com reports, “Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said while former President Trump did not call for help from the U.S. government to protect the Capitol, former Vice President Pence did.

Cheney played audio from the deposition of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, who detailed his conversations with Pence on Jan. 6.

"He was very animated and he issued very explicit, very direct, unambiguous orders--there was no question about that," Milley said. "He was very animated, very direct, very firm."

Milley said Pence urged then-Defense Secretary Christopher Miller to "get military down here, get the guard down here, put down this situation."

In contrast, Milley shared his conversation with then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

"He said, we have we have to kill the narrative that the vice president is making all the decisions we need to establish the narrative that, you know, that the president is still in charge and that things are steady or stable," Milley testified, recalling his conversation on Jan. 6, 2021 with Meadows. "That's something I immediately interpret that as politics, politics, politics, red flag for me personally."

Cheney said "there's no doubt that President Trump was well aware of the violence as it developed."

"White House staff urged President Trump to intervene and call off the mob," Cheney said, presenting a document written while the attack was underway at the Capitol.

The document was written by a member of the White House staff "advising what the president needed to say."

"Anyone who entered the Capitol without proper authority should leave immediately," the note Cheney presented read. "This is exactly what his supporters on Capitol Hill and nationwide were urging the president to do. He would not."

"You will hear that leaders on Capitol Hill begged the president for help, including Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who was 'scared,' and called multiple members of President Trump's family after he could not persuade the president himself," Cheney said.

"Not only did President Trump refuse to tell the mob to leave the Capitol, he placed no call to any element of the United States government to instruct that the Capitol be defended."

Then getting specific, Cheney said Trump “did not call his Secretary of Defense on January 6th. He did not talk to his attorney general. He did not talk to the Department of Homeland Security."

"President Trump gave no order to deploy the National Guard that day, and he made no effort to work with the Department of Justice to coordinate and display and deploy law enforcement assets," Cheney said.

And in her specificity regarding those the president “did not call, ”nowhere does she say, “He did not call Mike Pence.” Yet, it would seem quite logical that one leaving the presidency of the United States would be somewhat depressed about the happening and therefore delegated the task of Capitol defense to his Vice President.

In the same vein, Cheney’s premise that Trump’s preference not to place calls himself to protect the Capitol indicates some sort of insurrection, is another attempt to stitch and weave selected language together to prove a point. But in the long run, her efforts don’t likely matter all that much, because politically and audience-wise she’s pretty much talking to herself.

That’s it for today folks.

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